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THIRTY-EIGHTH YEAR—NO. 2Q0 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 1930 TEN PAGES TODAY 5d A COPY
NEW banking blood 1* coming to
Edinburg
u * Tfckgrams from 8an Antonio
JMt night announce that W. W.
jollier, vice president of the City
ventral Bank and Trust company,
na« purchased aU the stock of Pres
Went A. Y. Baker in the Edinburg
state bank. At the same time it is
*fw he purchased all the stock of
Cam E. Hill and E. C. Umland. It
“ **ld the new owners will take ac
Charge in the very near future.
While this represents quite s
fhtnge of the banking order of
♦ n?8 in Edinburg, it did not come
!° The Herald as a surprise. Some
lew days ago the engineer of this
column asked Mr. Baker if some
change was not being contemplated
and he denied it saying "please do
not publish any such rumor."
|l NNOUNCEMENT of the big pur
fl chase la made today in a Val
ley paper, the editor of which
“at a hard time writing anything
without an attempted left handed
punch at The Herald,
ft The engineer of this column wish
es to thank the editor of said paper
for thus recognizing The Herald
as the big paper of the Valley, and
attempting to climb up on It. He
only ‘ ea said editor's newspaper
circulation so that The
id reap more advertising,
e throwers have their own
_‘s, and if the matter was
— _ moment, we might make
some nasty references to a certain
•et of duplications of •’stories'’ In
this would-be rock thrower's Sunday
edition, which are still a puzzle to
the printing world as to how they
could "accidentally" happen, not to
mention certain tomato summaries.
I LOONS are easier punctured
ith pins, when they seem to
» swollen the biggest, but who
to have one pop in your face?
• • •
example that same paper
>asts that It only will carry an
Ivertislng campaign for the Rio
le Valley Telephone company.
J. C. Paxton, In charge, has
ie will place this same c*m
in many other Valley papers
ctly what he said Is Several
Valley newspapers will receive
ime campaign at a later date
5 the year. It is my opinion
rhe Brownsville Herald has a
appropriation for advertising
>ur budget than any other Vai
jwspaper."
who wants to get any wrin
tver such details except to set
the truth?
• • •
ERWISE we have with us to
iy M. E. Lyons of Point Isabel,
>wn where they are going to
some big ship docks and prob
i big city, vrtio asks us to pub
m “seven largest cities in Tex
make it official the 1920 cen
ount Is used as follows: San
lio, 161.379; Dallas 158,976;
<jn, 138.276; Port Worth 106.
E1 Paso. 77,560; Galveston 44,
Besumont 40.422.
ihat what you want, Mr. Ly
• • •
1 are any judge of procedure,
nd after training our ear to
£ ground, we believe we can
■ say that Judge Oscar Dancy
County Auditor J. J. Bishop
■lli soon be giving us some way to
KugBthis Cameron county Jail
KjiMu The matter has been
limed over to them by the county
■ntmiflBloners to work out a plan.
■The Herald feels that these two
Come out with flying colors, and
■ know„ that it is for relieving the
H^tded conditions, which have been
■Ported bv the grand Jury and have
■Killed by one of Its own reporters
■fter a visit. An addition to the |
Lrceem Jail would probably solve
■ he Question without too great a
■pet to the taxpayers.
fp THAT army of citisen census
[takers can bring Brownsville's
copulation up to 25.000 there
, J^ be rejoicing second only to
■elt of the port.
■aus m is now rejoicing in a big
!,v and rightly so. over having
■“*> the 50.000 mark Browns
ImTmay or ma>* not show 25'000
■ua the emphasis at the present
■$««>
K?«£ver it shows, let s be sure that
|hJiows all we have to offer in the
■ty of names and faces.
^1
H comes time to vote for
bonds for the port we must
do it in flocks.
• • •
YORK — A Canadian nurse
.a attended American soldiers
1France, but who refuses to
arms for the country, is ap
to the courts from rejection
by naturalization exam
AverlU Bland, bom In
Ont., the daughter of an
clergyman, told Federal
Bondy thyt religious beliefs
her personally to bear arms
would nurse wounded
*nt of war. The court re
vision.
Because the state op
present one of his
Lehar. composer of
Widow." has frowned
Uter recognition of his 60th
^tomorrow He believes the
is interested only In
jopoeers.
YORK — Anna Semenuk.
0f a refuse truck and
* nrerall* tLnd * whlte beret
ZSng cans In the heart of
Her father owns the
ahe directs her brother
man In the collection of
•^JTfatber has contracted to
*The men toss cans up to
empties them and tosses
CITY CENSUS
ENUMERATORS
RUSH RECOUNT
Several Additions Are
Listed in Every
Block Worked
_
City enumerators are progressing
at a rapid rate In their work of re
checklng the city population, said
Q. C. Richardson, secretary of the
chamber of commerce. Tuesday
morning.
The army of volunteer workers
partially covered their aiioted dis
tricts Monday, starting early In the
morning and continuing through
the day.
Only one worker completed his
district Monday, this district being
on the south side of the Missouri
Pacific tracks and comparatively
small. In this district the city cen
sus taker compiled a total of ap
proximately 50 names.
Several Additions
Every- enumerator Interviewed
Tuesday morning disclosed that sev
eral additions were listed to the
censt* total In every block covered.
M. P. Stephens, counting In one city
block facing one street, adde<j four
names that had been missed. One
full house had been skipped. It was
found.
Brownsville's two Incomplete dis
tricts will be finished by the fed
eral men Immediately, and city men
will start to work on them the same
day. One of the districts will be
completed Tuesday, and Mr. Rich
ardson said that th city’s men will
begin on them Wednesday.
Work Well Done
"The volunteer workers are stick
ing to their labors and are doing
well." the chamber of commerce
secretary said. "It will be several
days before the work will be finish
ed, but by Wednesday we will be
receiving definite figures to turn
over to L. E. Bennett's department."
The figures will be published as
taken.
Bennett’s department will check
the city's figures with those already
taken by the official enumerators,
and any additions will be ftrst look
ed into for their correctness, and
then added to the population.
Flower* for Hoover
Pa*» Brownaville
Says the president of Mexico to
the president of the United States.
“Have a gardenia.”
And J. G. Philen, Jr., local cus
toms broker, handled the transac
tion. experiencing slight difficulty
with the shipment of 5 tubes of
gardenias.
Mrs. Ortis Rubio, wife of the
Mexican president, sent the flowers
to Mrs. Herbert Hoover, with an
additional two tubes to Mrs. Henry’
Ford.
The gardenias were shipped in
airtight containers made of banana
stalks, and were forwarded to Wash
ington by air from Brownsville.
O. D. Deputy, federal man, al
lowed the airtight containers to
continue to their destination un
opened on condition that they be
sent to the government fumigation
plant at the capital.
Damage Suit Near*
District Court Jury
The damage suit of Ida E. Tipton
vs. J. C. Tom, growing out of a high
way accident In which the father
of the plaintiff. 8. J. Tipton, was
killed, neared the Jury in the civil
district court Tuesday noon.
The plaintiff alleges negligence on
the part of the defendant.
Other cases tried Tuesday includ
ed: Merchants National Bank vs.
J. P. Putegnat. et al. settled and dis
missed at platlntlff’s cost; J. P.
Putegnat, et al. vs. J. Pena & M
Pacheco, defendants ask Jury and
case ordered to Jury docket; Oeo.
Desha. Jr„ vs. Nabor M. Torres,
suit on promissory note, Judgment
for plaintiff: Arrel Knight vs. Val
ley Development company, suit on
note, rule for costs by defendant.
I
WEALTHY WOMAN FLIER PLANS HOP
Here is another society woman who is planning “a flying trip to
Europe’—and she really means Just that. For Grace Lyon, above,
millionalress-aviatrix of Long Beach, N. Y.; and San Pedro, Calf., has
announced she will attempt a trans-Atlantic flight in her own plane
next summer from Roosevelt Field. Long Island, to Ostend. Belgium.
She is to fly a special craft that is being built for her by Martin Jensen,
well known aviator.
Ohio Pen Inmates Riot
Shooting Breaks Out in Idle House—Mass
Of Convicts Make Break for Liberty -•
COLUMBUS. O., April 29.—<>Pv—Shooting broke out in the idle house
of the (Milo penitentiary today. The convicts confined to this cell block
have been in revolt since the disastrous fire of Easter Monday when 329
men locked In their cells were burned to death.
Guards, stationed in the guard room opening into the white city,
were shooting into the cell block. The prisoners made a concerted
effort to rush the guard room and gain the main entrance. They were
trying to break out from other doors, also. The guards opened fire when
HOUSE NUMBERS
RECOMMENDED
For 10 cents, a house In Browns
ville can be properly numbered, ac
cording to George Hillyer, city
building Inspector.
It Is necessary that homes be
numbered.’ the inspector said. ”1
believe one reason for the poor
showing the federal census takers
made was the homes being unnum
bered"
Mr. Hillyer explained that by call
ing the office of the building In
spector over the telephone, or by
calling personally, correct numbers
will be given, and then the resident
can purchase the numbers at any
department or hardware store in
the city.
The department grants about
three numbers a day.
192 DROWN
CALCUTTA, Bengal. India. April
29—iA*—One hundred and ninety
two passengers aboard the steamer
Condor lost their lives when that
ship sank In the river Jamuna in
eastern Bengal, the ship’s owners
said today. Only 15 of the passen
gers were saved.
Four Priests Reported Shot
Chinese Bandits Said to Have Captured
American Catholics Near Hankow
SHANGHAI, April 29.—(/Pi—Captured by bandits who looted the pros
perous Hupeh province city of Sientaochen, on the Han river 50 miles
from Hankow, two American Catholic priest* were reported by Chi
nese sources today to have been shot by their captors.
The priest* were from the mission established by the Chinese mis
sion of St. Columbus, Neb. Others of the mission were reported to have
escaped the bandit attack.
Bandit* who have been ravaging northern Ktangsu province for sev
IDENTIFIED
DUNCAN. Okla.. April 29.—{/P>—
Leota Bosley, young school teacher
at Loco, identified E. S. and Ay
Hembree, Grady county farmers,
from the witness stand here today
as the two men who attacked and
shot her on a lonely highway near
Loco on the night of March 9.
The young teacher was In a critic
al condition in a Gainesville. Texas,
hospital for several days after the
attack.
SEEK SLAYER
MODESTO, Calif.. April 29—/4V
Armed posses today were seeking
an apparently erased slayer who
shot and killed three men yester
day.
gCr&i uays, iuuui ^rn^nuia, iwi*
'tng and burning their homes, swept
into Kingsuchen. posted machine
guns and mowed down 1,000 help
less inhabitants. One thousand
others were carried off with loot
from the city. Kingsuchen, burned
by the bandits before they departed,
is within 100 miles of Nanking,
capital of the Nationalist govern
ment.
PEIPING, China. April 29.—<JP>—
The British legation here Issued a
statement today that there had
been no confirmation of reports
from Shanghai that two Irish
priests imprisoned by bandits who
captured the town of Sicntaochen
had been murdered.
The priests’ names were given as
Fathers P. Laffan from County
Limerick and J. Line ham from
County Cork. Both priests were at
tached to the St. Columban's mis
sion, Hanyang Province of Hupeh.
I me mass oi convicts mane a ureaiv
for liberty.
More than 200 rounds were fired
into the block from automatic i
rifles. All guards were immediately :
armed with automatic rifles, shot
guns and side arms.
Shooting Stops
Shortly after the guards opened
fire Colonel R C. Haubrich. com
manding officer of the Ohio na
tional guard on duty at the peni
tentiary ordered that the shooting
be stopped. The convicts were re
ported to have captured Captain
Boyles, a guard, and to be holding
him prisoner.
National guard officers, stationed
in the guard room, demanded that
Boyles be released at once. Prac
tically all the windows in the white
city or idle house were shattered
by bullets. The convicts were
screaming and howling at the top
of their lungs. All was disorder
within the prison walls.
They released Captain Boyles, but
they were then reported to be hold
ing Guard Captain Jefferson Hen
derson in the cell block.
Machine Gan Mounted
National guardsmen from out
side the prison rushed in a ma
chine gun. and it was mounted in
the guard room in a position to
sweep the white city through th*
glass partitions separating the cell
block from the guard room The
convicts were massing in front of
the guard room door, and they re
fused to go back when ordered to
do so.
Two wounded prisoners were re
moved from the cell block and
carried into the guard room. All
had been quiet in the prison lur
ing the night and morning. Then
came the sudden burst of firing,
and within a moment the quiet
had turned to utmost disorder.
Later the prisoners released Cap
tain Henderson. One other guard
remained In the idle house, and
it was not known if he had been
injured.
A half hour after the shooting
started, the prisoners had quieted
down to a great extent, and guards
prepared to go into the idle house
and ascertain Just what toll the
bullets took.
Governor Mvers Y. Cooper issued
an order to Warden Thomas that
order must be restored immediately
San Benito Officer
Gets ‘Jail’ Publicity
(Special to The Herald ^
SAN BENITO. April 29—Joe G.
Hoefling, San Benito constable, has
"broken into print” through the
"Sheriff and Police Gazette.” a St.
Paul magazine, because the Valley
officer built his own jail.
Sometime ago Constable Hoefling
differed with other authorities re
garding the problem of boarding
prisoners. He then built his own
jail with concrete floors and sep
arate cells for men and women.
TONG REVENGE
HELD REASON
FOR MYSTERY
Matamoros Missing
Man Goes Way
Of Dragon?
. With the whereabouts of Samuel
Shong, a Matamoros Chinese baiter,
still a mystery, police of the sister
city today were ascribing his disap
pearance reported Monday to tong
warfare.
Reports made in The Herald yes
terday said that the Chinese bak
ery presented a scene of confusion
when police entered it indicating
BODY FOUND
This afternoon it was reported
to Brownsville police circles that
the body of Samuel Shong had
been found. Reporters and offi
cers from both sides of the river
immediately repaired to the scene,
which was reported as being in
an outhouse of a neighbor's home.
The hands and feet were bound
and weights were attached to
the body.
that while foul play had been met,
the baker had not permitted himself
to be taken, or killed, without a
struggle.
While Bret Harte has held that
the way of the heathen Chinese is
passing strange, Matamoros police
today believe the whole story of
Shong's disappearance stands be
fore them in the finding of a dragon,
dr n on a crimson scarf, its scales
stained a crimson color. lying on the
table in the midst of the disordered
room. But things Chinese cannot
remain an open book, it seems. The
dragon now has mysteriously disap
peared.
The latest theory of tlie police is
that the baker was taken to the river
and his body committed to the ris
ing waters of the Rio Grande in
warfare of a secret society, which
may have followed him from the
interior of Mexico to the border city.
Tracks Toward River
Police started working on the case
early Monday morning when the
bakery at Fourteenth and Bravo
streets was found almost turned
topsy turvy, inside, indicating that
a fierce struggle had taken place.
Search was started for the missing
man and several were taken into
custody for questioning. The river
theory arose today when tracks were
iound leading toward its bank
Neighbors heard barking of dogs at
abac*; 1 o'clock Monday morning,
but no men were seen, it was said,
nor whs noise of any struggle heard.
A boy helper, it is thought, was
drugged ’ate Saturday night in order
not to be a witness to whatever
happened in the little baker shop
on Monday morning.
Shong a Tong Man
Delving into some of the past life
of Shong, Information has been giv
en that he is known to have teen
active in Chinese tongs in the in
terior of Mexico, and once held a
high office in a Chinese secret so
ciety in Tampico.
Today the police are most con
cerned with what went with Snong's
body, and how did the scarf with
the red dragon disappear so myster
iously?
Suspects Released
Several suspects held in connec
tion with the baker's disappearance
were released by Matamoros police
this morning. A Mexican law pro
vides thaV a person may be held
twenty four hours for questioning
and if not enough ev.dence has teen
accumulated, he is released. He may
be re-arnfted if evidence gathered
after he lias teen released deems it
necessary. In this case the "corpus
delicti” has not teen found.
Helper Released
The boy helper, after being ques
tioned, was released as were the man
and woman living next door to the
victim. Geronlmo Wing, Shong's
employe, was released after an all
night grilling by Matamoros police.
Wing declared that he had gone to
work at about one o'clock Monday
morning and that upon arriving at
the bakery he had found it in a
state of disorder. He then reported
the matter to the Matamoros police.
Other Chinaman, who had been
held for questioning were also re
leased.
Police Still Working
"The Matamoros police depart
ment is doing all in its power to
solve the mystery and will continue
to work on the case,” Librado Salin
as, police chief, declared this morn
ing.
Sr. Liccnciado Legorreta, Mata
moros special investigator, is also
working on the case. "Chinamen
are certainly mysterious characters
to work with,” Sr. Legorreta 6aid.
It is believed by Matamoros police
that Shong met with foul play and
his body tossed into the Rio Grande.
If so, his bones may someday be
found along the banks of the Bravo
thus clearing the mystery that is the
chief topic of conversation in Mata
moros.
Old-Time Resident
Dies at Home Here
Teodoro Qutntaro, 48, long-time
resident of Brownsville, died this
morning at his home on Harrison
street. Mexico Camp W. O. W., of
which he was a member, will have
charge of funeral services Wednes
day afternoon at 4:30 o’clock at
Immaculate Conception church. Bu
rial will be in the city cemetery.
Surviving Mr. §uintaro are his
wife, Overa Qutntaro and a sister,
Mrs. Paulino Ramo6.
Morris Mortuary is to conduct
funeral arrangements. k.
6 Snakes Ordered;
53 Are Delivered :j
NEW YORK April
Henry Bartels ordered six boa
constrictors shipped from South
America. When he called at the
ship for them the captain yell
ed orders for the production of
“those 53 snakes.” "Six!” in
sisted Bartels. "Wen," came back
the captain, “47 were born en
route. That’s a break for you.
Take them all."
BAKER SELLS
BANK STOCK
San Antonio Company Gets
Control of Edinburg
Institution
^Special to The Herald.)
EDINBURG, April 29—Purchase
by W. W. Collier, vice-president of
the City Central Bank and Trust
company, San Antonio, of all the
stock owned by Sheriff A. Y. Baker
in the Edinburg State bank Is an
nounced here by bank officials.
The bank at San Antonio has also
bought the stock of W. R. Mont
gomery, representative, Cam E. Hill.
Hidalgo county clerk, and E. C.
Umland. bank director.
The City Centra! Bank and Trust
company is given control of the
Edinburg bank by the stock trans
fer. The new owners plan to take
active charge of the bank imme
diately, according to Mr. Collier,
who has intimated that he will
compose a new board of directors
soon.
Negress’ Condition
Critical
The condition of Isabel Bankston,
negress wounded in a shooting af
fray Sunday night, continued critic
al Tuesday and Mercy hospital at
taches said there was doubt as to
whether she would live.
Arruttce Price, negress held in
connection with the shooting, is in
jail awaiting the outcome of the
wounds.
The wounded woman was shot in
the groin and right leg with a pistol.
Officers had just quelled a disturb
ance in a crowd before the shooting
occurred. They had sent the prin
cipals on their way when the Bank
ston woman said: "Someone has
been talking about me.'
At this point the woman now in
jail pulled a pistbl and shot her
twice officers declare.
One Is in Hospital
After Cutting Fray
Eduardo Vasquez was in the Mer
cy hospital Tuesday suffering with
severe cuts on the left side and
left side of the neck, while Ignacio
Nunez was in the county jail
charged with aggravated assault in
connection with the cutting The cut
on Vasquez’ neck almost touched
the Jugular vein. Deputy Sheriff
Henry Gordon made the arrest.
Body Found in River
Is Unidentified
The body found floating on the
Rio Grande at the Longoreno ranch,
18 miles below Matamoros. was par
tially identified yesterday afternoon
by Matamoro* authorities who in
vestigated the drowning, "lie IS&dy
was that of a Mexican man. white
complected, and of about 30 years
of age. Further identification was
impossible due to the advanced stage
of decomposition.
The body was buried on the banks
of the river.
Valley Flo< ded
With Heavy Rain .
Two Buildings Give Way at McAllen While
Passenger Trains Are Delayed—
Light Hail Falls
Heavy rains moving southward to delay trains north of the Valley, to
day descended upon the Lower Rio Grande Valley, and flooding many
of the towns with as much as two inches, caught McAllen somewhat un
guarded after the recent hailstorm, and accompanied by a stiff wind,
caused confusion in that town for about two hours.
With It came a little hail. Some hail fell at McAllen, the heaviest fall
being reported between McAllen and Edinburg but not doing any appre
ciable damage.
TEXAS QUEEN
Feeney Marie Murphy of Fort
Worth was elected queen by boy
students at the Texas Agricul
tural and Mechanical college.
College Station.
LIONS WILL
ATTEND MEET
Plans were made for local Lions
club members to attend the state
convention at Austin May 12-14 dur
ing the regular weekly meeting Tues
day at El Jardin hotel.
A caravan of Valley cars Is being
planned and members from every
Valley town go to make up the dele
gation. The luncheon hour was
taken up with the discussion of the
coming convention.
It was announced that the meet
ing next Tuesday will be devoted to
the election of new officers for 1930.
Postmaster Named
For Harlingen
WASHINGTON, April 29— /TV
President Hoover today nominated
the following to be postmasters.
Austin, Texas: James L. Hunter;
Gainesville. Texas: Lewis B. Lind
say; Harlingen, Texas: James F.
Rodgers.
Harlingen Sport Center
Riding Club Interests Women Horse-Lovers
In Plan for Bridle Paths Extension
fSDecial to The Herald.)
HARLINGEN. April 29.—Members of the Polo and Riding club of
Harlingen have Joined hands with the chamber of commerce in a cam
paign to make this city the playground center of the Valley.
Meeting at the Reese-Wll-Mond hotel Monday, members of the club
appointed a committee of women to conduct a survey of women horse
lovers in Harlingen with a view to adding the names of many women
from this vicinity to the club’s roles.
Interest in polo and riding is showing a steady increase here as evi
IODINE PLANT
Boca Chica Menace May
Prove Useful
<8pecial to The Herald)
SAN BENITO, April 29—If some
one wants a few thousand tons of
seaweed Justice of the Peace L. M.
Valdetero suggests they use the Boca
Chica menace to make iodine.
Judge Valdetero, many years a
druggist, explains that most iodine
is made from seaweed.
Another thought the genial "J.P."
handed out Tuesday between hear
ing cases on his docket was how
to combat redbugs. “Chloroform
’em,” says the Judge.
The seaweed is the larger of the
two problems, it is believed, as
many ways of clearing the beach
es of it have been advanced. One
is to use it as fertiliser, another to
make insulation of It.
Eventually You'll Insure
Rio drande Va*ley Trust Co.—Adv.
luenceu uy wie iaci inai roio anu
I Riding club members already have
! more than 25 horses quartered near
the polo field, donated by the city
and many more are kept by their
owners.
Sports Center
The polo field and bridle path;
are a part of the great sports cen
ter planned by the city government
An $80,000 golf links is nearing
completion and an aviation schoo
is being conducted at a 200-acr<
city-owned flying field beside th<
links.
If plans of the polo and riding
enthusiasts are carried out. the
bridle paths will be extended to the
highway along which the goli
course Is located. Already they an
picturesque and “sporty places foi
a ride and it is hoped they can b<
made even more so.
The Harlingen polo team, whicl
has Just recently started to prac
tice. hopes in the near future u
bring a number of teams here foi
games. Engagements already hav<
been held with Fort Brown players
Women Enthusiastic
Members of the women's commit
tee to stir up interest in horsebacl
riding among members of their se:
were enthusiastic over the pros
(Continued on page 10).
« At mcAlien two buildings gave
way under the strain, telephone
comm unicat lewis were cut off to
Mission for a while, and to add to
the consternation the lights went
out. Palm trees were blown down
and in many buildings where the
previous hail had beaten out win
dow lights and ^iamaged roofs,
pools of water were standing.
Two Buildings Damaged
The wind carried away one side
of the packing shed of Wade and
Newton of McAllen, and blew it
into the telephone wires to break
j them. Shortly after the rain had
I abated, the brick building formerly
5.05 INCHES AT POINT
Point Isabel was drenched this
morning in a record rainfall, pre
cipitation measuring 5.05 Inches,
according to reports of the wea- |
ther bureau branch there. This
is the heaviest rainfall recorded
since the establishment of a
weather observation station at
the Point, over a period of about
three years.
occupied by the McDermott Motor
company collapsed on one side and
fell in.
At Edinburg the fall was said to
be only enough to do the crops good
and at Mercedes a comparatively
light fall was reported, but else
where the fall seemed to approxim
ate two inches. It started raining
in Brownsville about 11 o'clock, but
was Intermittent. At San Benito a
fall of two inches was reported, the
same as at McAllen.
Morning passenger trains over
both lines into Brownsville were de
layed several hours due to heavy
rains Monday night in the vicinity
of Slnton, San Antonio, Kingsville,
Sidmore and Alice.
River Rising
The Missouri Pacific tram du«
here at 7:30 o'clock was not expect
ed to arrive until 3 o'clock thii
afternoon, and the Southern Paci
fic due at 8 30 o'clock did not arrive
until 10 o'clock.
The heavy fall continued up the
river as far as Eagle Pass, which is
expected to bring a record rise in
the river, but not to flood stage. It
is expected to go twelve feet above
normal. Government reports today
showed that the banks can care for
a nine-foot rise, although It is now
fairly full.
It is not thought the rainfall will
do any crop damages, but will be
beneficial
Six-IncK Rainfall
Soaks Cotulla Area
(By The Associated Press J
A generous weather man has an
swered in a big way the pleas of
thirsty Texas for rain, almost too
generously in spots.
Yesterday’s downpour, genera!
over mast sections of the state, was
the forerunner of further showers
today, the forecaster promised.
The most generous helping of
the much needed moiature was a
warded Cotulla, with a six-inch
fall w'hich made all roads impass
able.
Towns r&portkig precipitation
yesterday and last night Included
Edinburg and Del Rio.
j WEATHER j
I For Brownsville and the Valley:
Mostly cloudy and somewhat un
settled tonight and Wednesday,
probably with local showers; not
much change In temperature. Light
to fresh southerly winds on the west
coast.
For East Texas: Cloudy tonight
with scattered thundershowers;
warmer in west portion; Wednesday
cloudy; Thundershowers in extreme
east portion. Moderate to strong
southerly winds on the coast.
DAILY RIVER BULLETIN
Additional rains in the Del Rio
Eagle Pass section and a heavy ralr
at Rio Grande City during the last
24 hours will tend to hold the river
at the present stages for several
days ®nd possibly cause a furthei
slight to moderate rise from RJ<
Grande City down {luring the new
: 24 to 48 hours.
Flood Present 24-Hr. 34-Sr
Stage Bug* Chng. Bata
■ Eagle Pass 16 3 4 +1.5 .1®
> Laredo 27 14 +2.6 .06
Rio Grand® 21 9 6 +0.9 136
i Mission 22 8.9 -3.0 .78
- San Benito 23 166 +2.2 .06
i Brownsville 18 11.0 t8.Q .00
TIDE TABLE
High and low tide at Point Isabel
tomorrow, under normal meteoro
logical conditions:
• High.5:50 a. ra.
: Low .10:41 p. m.
c MISCELLANEOUS DATA
- Sunset today . 7 00
Sunrise tomorrow . 5.$i
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