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®ir Inmmsuflle Herald
Established July 4, 1892
Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice,
Brownsville. Texas.
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A Plsgue of Locusts
The word changes rapidly, as far as the conditions
under which men live are concerned. But nature
herself moves forward very, very slowly. You have
to count time in 10.000-year Jumps to notice much
A plague of locusts is infesting the land of Egypt
once more
Thousands of years ago the locusts had established
themselves, m this same Egypt, as one of nature's
most deadly weapons. As unaccountable and uncon
trollable as floods or tornado, they could swoop down
on a green countryside, turn it into a barren waste
and then vanish, leaving famine and destruction be
We think of them as belonging to Biblical times.
But nature changes slowly She still strikes with the
locusts, just as she still stakes with earthquakes and
other scourges. Five thousand years from now the
people who live in the Nile valley will probably find
the situation Just the same.
One thing, though, is worth noticing. In ancient
Egypt the inhabitants could do nothing before the
invading locusts but beat their breasts in lamenta
tion. Today they are fighting back, with considerable
effect—and the story of their fight helps one under
stand the real extent of a locust invasion.
Near a town called El Arish the Egyptians made
their most determined stand. They dug a trench a
mile long across the locusts’ line of advance. Pres
ently a black mass of locusts seven miles long came
across the plane. The trench filled with them. Gaso
line w-as poured in and ignited, the charred bodies
were thrown out and the trench filled with living
locusts again, to be set afire once more. Fi&me throw
ers like those used in the World War were called into
Finally the advance was repulsed. A bit of ground
two miles square was covered with dead locusts—black ]
with them. In places they lay four inches deep.
Thus, while the plague is the same now as it was !
In the days of the Pharaohs, mankind’s method of
replying to it has improved immeasurably. And it is
Just as well that this is so. There is something about
one of these tremendous onslaughts of millions upon
millions of insects that is extremely disquieting.
There have been scientists who have wondered
whether men or insects would ultimately inherit the
earth. Men have brains and weapons to fight with,
but the insect world has a fecundity that can tri
umph ever almost any sort of opposition. Trying to
obliterate a tribe of insects is like trying to behead
;he Hydra.
However, men's chances in this war are a trifle
better than they used to be The mosquito, for in
stance. has been completely routed at Panama. And
aow Egypt seems to be finding how to deal with the
locusts. The stricken peasants of Moses' day had no
flame throwers cr gasoline-soaked trenches to com
bat their invaders with.
It Will Be Papa Lindbergh in June
It will be Papa Lindbrrgh in .June. Mama-to-be
Lindbergh is resting in quiet seclusion in New Jer
gev. All that is needed to complete the story is
the picture of the Little Lindbergh when he arrives.
Where Hatcher Stands
Hell Raiser Hatcher, candidate for governor, is
Opposed to abolition of ad valorem taxation. Why?
(Copyright. 1330. by The Associated Newspapers.)
Under a radio noise ordinance New York gave a
radio store proprietor a jail term and a fine the other
day for operating a loud speaker cm a non-stop basis.
• • • •
This will be accepted throughout the United States
as a more decisive step for peace than the naval
limitations treaty.
• • * •
If there is ony one great obstacle to peace in this
contry today it is the radio store loud speaker through
which the entire community is perpetually sprayed
with Jazz music, soprano solo6, sounds from the zoo.
radio comedy acts and other major disturbances.
• • • •
The average radio store owner's idea of creating
soothing music seems to be to combine the lion's
roar and the hyena s howl with the Barber’s Union
Band and magnify the resultant cacaphony ten thou
sand times.
• • • •
To thousands of Americans the experience of living
near a radio store has been like having to sleep in
the rehearsal hall of an amateur brass band.
• • • •
"Louder and crazier!" has been the radio dealer's
motto, and it has seemed to give him great delight
to observe neighboring store-keepers being carried
away from nervous exhaustion, radio shock and total
collapse of the inner ^vr.
• • • •
In a southern town about a year ago a man who
couldn't stand it any longer took a shotgun and
blazed away at the loud speaker across the street,
rendering it null and void and giving the owner the
scare of his life. The marksman was arresed but
discharged by the judge with compliments of the
season and an expression of regret that he hadn't
used a cannon.
• • • •
With the r ,ilization that the loud speaker had be
come one of the country’s most pressing problems,
many states have proposed legislation embracing
everything from a 12 fine to the electric chair, out
New York is one of the first cities to give a radio
store proprietor thirty days in jail and a $50 fine.
• • • •
Even then the neighbors weren't satisfied. They
favored life at hard labor.
m m 0 •
Let the good work go on. The steel riveter has his
justification, the musical automobile-horn user has
his excuses and *the lady who vocalizes near an open
window has her explanations, but the fellow who de
liberately uses a loud speaker on a ten-hour day
schedule hasn't an alibi in- the world.
• • • •
Put him in the hoosegow. And. if possible, give
him a noisy cell.
Wanted, a job by some one who
Does not like very much to do;
No phones to answer, or not many
Not much dictation, or not any;
The hours-say from twelve to four,
Or maybe half an hour more;
The pay—well, just to mention that—
Enough to keep a four-room flat.
For all of which the employee
Will absolutely guarantee
* *
To do her best to think up a
Small task or two, to fill the day.
Myra M. Waterman.
Henry Ford beat his secretary in a hundred-yard
dash the other day. Naturally. We knew a secre
tary once who lost his job for even being cl06e to his
employer in a test of that kind.
Primo Camera has now been barred from boxing
in New York and many other states. A note to the
War Department from Premier Mussolini Is regarded
as inevitable.
Perhaps Yon Noticed It, Too
"Omission of new stock offerings has been mam
tamed at a fairly brisk pace."—El Paso Times.
Senator Grundy says he stands unalterably for
prohibition. Well, that explains one of those votes
in the prohibition referendum, but where did the
other one come from?
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The Stein Song Made a Lot of Mon
ey, bat the Uni verity of Maine
Refused to Pay $50 for It a Few
Years Ago.
NEW YORK. May 8—If, by any
chance, you happen to be one of the
umpety-ump million people whist
ling the Stem Song of the University
of Maine, listen to an amusing yarn.
The song is 20 years old. If Rudy
Vallee and a few others have put
it on the map again it*s bacause
of an experiment made by a music
publishing house to see whether or
not a song could be dragged out of
the past and “plugged" into popu
larity by means of the radio.
Originally it was acquired by
Carl Fisoher. the publisher, and
was not particularly popular. He
stuck it away in his safe and for
got about it. A few years ago the
college seemed to be Interested In
getting it for their very own and
Fischer offered to sell them the
plates for something life $50. This,
amusingly enough, they thought was
far too high a price.
Very well! When Radio Music
took over the Carl Fischer concern
recently a search was made In an ef
fort to find old numbers which still
might have a chance. This partic
ular veteran was dragged from the
cob-webs. The V8llee and other
radio "plugs" were tried
With the result that it has sold
something like half a million dol
lars worth of copies.
And the university thought $50
was too much for it.
• • •
And while on the subject of the
song plug, the plugger has gone
through many changes 6ince the
days when he went about the small
towns as a ’ sheet music" salesman.
Today he is one of the highest
pressured salesmen in New York;
a fellow with an elastic expense ac
count. dressed like a couple of Wall
Street brokers and valuable chiefly
for his list of acquaintances.
Whereas the time was that a
vaudeville act or a musical show
number was considered a great plug,
today it is necessary to get a cer
tain composition in the hands of a
popular orchestra. The plugger.
hence, ceased to be a plugger, and
became a shrewd manipulator. He is
expected to have a personal friend
ship with at least half a hundred
band masters or more, to be able to
‘ sell" them on his song and to have
no geographic limitations on his
Thus, it becomes Just as impor
tant in this day and date that the
orchestra leader play the tune In
Cleveland as in San Francisco or
New Orleans For these bands are
likely to be placed on “the air' any
night and the tune must get the
widest possible distribilion. A radio
performance can reach as many as
fifty million people in an evening
and the sales are largely dependent
upon the popularity achieved.
At any rate, the “plugger” of 1930
is expected to get his number in the
hands of as many jazz bands as
possible. The psychology of a heavy
New York reception Is such,that the
smaller torn orchestas are convinc
ed that they have to play music
which has been a hit in the big town.
This pace-setting psychology has
long been associated with Manhat
tan—whether the medium be the
theatre or books or music.
If New York puts its O K. on
anything, the rest of the land is
likely to adopt it.
Arid so the whole scene goes on
changing, becoming more and more
complicated and lamlfied—for mu
sic is “big business" now.
Hisses. not kisses, are the lot of
the screen villain, but they are re
sponsible for William Powell's sen
sational rise to film fame. Powell,
even as a villain, won the sympathy
and love of audiences, so much so
that he had to become a hero. And
S S Van Dine s thrilling murder
stories made him the kind of a hero
everybody loves. He will be at the
Capitol for 2 days starting to
morrow in the third of the Van
Dine "murder causes," "The Benson
Murder Case.”
Anvbodv w’ho saw "The Canary
Murder Ca*e" and ‘The Greene
Murder Case" will remember Pow
ells thrilling portraval of the pop
ular fiction sleuth Philo Vance. In
"The Benson Murder Case.” Powell
plays Philo Vance in an even great
er mystery thriller, a puzzler the
like of which has never been seen
on the screen before.
Eugene Pallete is more drolly
humorous than ever as he turns and
twists in the new circles preoared
for him by Van Dine. And E. H
Calvert, as the district attorney. Is
more feverish than ever with an
election hinging on the solution of
the mystery,
i •
Joan Crawford. last seen In "Un
tamed” Is acain cast In an uncon
ventional role as a college debut
ante who meets her man and goes
Into the mountains after him. In
her latest entitled. "Montana Moon”
Joan brings her gang of happy
revellers to the wrst. to visit her
luxurious hunting lodee Under the
western moon sh-’ meets a differ
ent kind of man w’ho makes a dif
ferent kind of girl out of Joan.
"Montana Moon” an all talking
I singing, all outdoor picture, fea
; fures in addition to Joan Crawford,
John Mack Browr Cliff Edwards,
and Benny Rubin. With a support
| ing cast of players recruited from
cattle ranges with cowboy slang
j and songs as an added novelty.
: "Montana Moon” is the feature at
traction of the Harlingen. Arcadia
Theater's new program opening
Do not accept too readily the
idea that Mexican girls are all
timid little senoritas who peek out
of windows to guitar playing Ro
| meos and otherwise know nothing
i of the world.
At least, don’t accept it as far as
Lupe Velez is concerned. Lupe is
co-starred with Monte Blue in
"Tiger Rose.” th» Warner Bros
| and Vltaphone picture which is at
McAllen Palace theater last times
I today.
Lupe was on location with the
company, under the direction of
Gecrge Fitzmauric' Thev were in
the mountains and had enlisted the
aid of a number o? local cow
punchcrs and others for various
One of the cowpunehers got quite
a kick out of Lupe. and finally ask
ed her if she would like to learn
to shoot and rope.
"You think Mexican girl no know
how to shoot?” asked Lupe scorn
fully, whereupon she borrowed his
rifle and proceeded swiftly to hit
every target she aimed at.
"As for throwing the lariat." add
ed Lune as she handed back the
eun. "I have not need a rope yet
to get my man!”
! Cameron Courts
9483 — The First National Bank
in Brownsville. Texas, vs R. W. Huff,
et al. debt and foreclosure
9484 — Jonh Reuscher et al vs
Hattie E Phillips et al. Cancellation
of Purported Deed of Trust and Re
moval of Cloud from Title.
Furnished by Valley Abstract Co.
Cameron County
Al and Lloyd Parker. Inc. to Ar
thur Gernt; south 1424 acres farm
block 58. Monte Grande sub. Sh. 9,
15. 17. E. S. grant. $19.00
Al and Lloyd Parker Inc. to Floyd
I. Ross; north 12 acres block 58.
Monte Grande sub. Sh 9. 15. 17, E.
S. grant. $2400 00
McLeod-Hood Co. to C L Hoff
man; west 4 96 acres block 61, Mc
Leod-Hood Prop $8.89440
McLeod-Hood Co. to Herman Rau
meister; N. 2 1-2 acres of S. E. 5 ■
ac . block 69. McLeod-Hood Prop, l.j
Austin D. Bryan et al. to Citrus
Dev. Co. Inc. South fivp acres of
northwest 1-4 of N W. 1-4 of N. 1-2
survev 41. $10.00
A. F. Parker to C. S. Thomson;
West 15 acres farm tract 113, Coast
Land Farms sub. 2, Buena Vista
grant. $1000
B. C. Ledford et al. to C. E. York;
6 88 acres out of blocks 9. 10. Rata
mosa sub. La Feria grant. $25.00.
Mont Meta Cemetery Co., to Mrs.
M W. Guise; east half lot 43. sec.
"C” 200 sq. feet, Mont Meta Burial
Park. $10.00
Isauro Mova et al. to C. P. Milled,
lot 7 and lot 7-A, block 46. City of
Port Isabel. $10.00.
Bert M Cromack et al to W. J.
Schurbusch; E. S. Grant, a strip of
land 87 1-2 feet off west side lot 2.
block A. $10 00
George F. Walker to Hugo W.
Wacker; lot 30. block 9, Valencia
Park. $10.00
Los Ebanos Est. Inc. to Mrs. Jessie
C Post; blocks 52. 53. Los Ebanoc
Prop. Sh. 19. E. S. Grant. 4 94
acres $548340.
Cuates Dev. Co to Harvey E
Childress. 23.82 acres part block 123,
F. L. and I. Co. $10.00
G. G. Henson et al to Cuates Dev
Co; 23 82 acres of block 123. F. L.
and I. Co. $10.00.
A. J. and Ida Landry to Joseph
ine Ogdee; Lot 7. block 2. Palm
Grove Addn. San Benito. 10.00.
A. J. and Ida Landry to Joseph
ine Ogdee; Lot 6. Block 5. Palm
Grove Addn San Benito 10.00.
A. J. and Ida Landry to Joseph
ine Ogdee; Lot 2. block 4. Palm
Grove Addn San Benito. 10.00.
W G. Luekenga to A. E. Derrick;
Part of block 19. El Jardin sub. Sh.
27. E. S. Grant. $10.00

Herman Gentz et al and James A
Baker: block 53, N. T. Masterson
sub. 20 acres $1.00
Hidalgo Countv
W L. Pettit to W. L. Cape 11, $600
Lot 11. block 21. Weslaco.
Herman G. Wood to Ira H Gob
ble. $2860 00, lot 2. block 230. fission
T B. Wall et ux to Brit Favors
$300,00. lot 1. block 62, La Blanca
Chris Stevens to Eva Stevens. $1 00
Sec. 14. except W 1-2 of SW 1-4
Newman 6ub.
A. Y. Baker, sheriff to Lynch Dav
idson. $78 28. lot 4. block 52. Pharr
H. V. Dismukes et ux to T. G.
Murrow, $3883 00, lot 12. block 9.
Milmor addn to McAllen.
Rex Norman et ux to John H
Shary. $10 00. 1-2 rnt. in lot 33.
block 8. Per 71-72.
Tom Simmons to Tom Mills. $800
Lot 7. block 152, Edinburg
E. S. Allison to E. A Barnes.
$7.000 00 E. 1-2 lot 13, sec 239. Tex
A. Y Baker to E. S. Allison. $3333
E 1-2 lot 13. sec 239, Tex. Mex
John H. Shary to Genaro Her
nandez, $180.00. Lot 1. block 72, of
American company to Fred Benk
ert, N 20 acres farm tract 2063. N
American company to Fred Benk
ert. $4,000.00. S 20 acres farm tract
2063. North Capisallo.
John H. Shary to Lous Lopez. $75.
E 1-2 lot 5. block 72. Mission
Charles O. Bayless, et ux to J B
Belin. $100. lot 1 and 2. block 2.
McColl sub.
50 Years Given Man
In Election Killing
LA MESA, May 8—'VP'— J. W.
<Bud> Aiken today faced a sen
tence of 50 years in the penitentiary,
assessed against him yesterday In
his trial on charges of murder in
the death of D. P. Cox. shot to
death here after an argument over
election returns.
Dry Goods Meet Ends
DALLAS. May 8—<*>»—'The Texas
Retail Dry Goods Association closed
its convention here yesterday after
re-electing A. M. Goldstein. Waco,
as president for his third term. The
convention city for 1931 will be
chosen later.
"I supported my uncle while he
was ill.”
"You supported your uncle?”
"Yes, I didn't borrow of him for
a whole year .”—Nagels Lust if e
Welt. Berlin.
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Mission Christian Building
Nears Completion;
Plans Modern
'Special to The Herald)
MISSION. May 8 —One of the
handsomest buildings in Mission is
the new Christian church, which is
rapidly nearing completion, with
interior decorators at work.
The main auditorium scats 300
people, has art glass windows, with
the walls a bmsn gray, panels
trimmed cut in brown, with rose
lake, brown and blue in mottle work
or • "scrambling
While the wails are plastered, the
ceiling is of insular material, decor
ated in silver gray.
Choir Sets 18
In the center cf the baptistry.
Mrs. T. R Burnett, one of Missions
local artists, has painted a panel in
oil. water in the foreground, with
trees in the background and a view
cf mountains in the distance.
The choir loft will seat 18. and a
place for a p.pe organ which will b?
purchased later, is left at the rear
of the baptistry.
In the basement are the educa
tional rooms, which will seat 200 or
more, with three separate Sunday
school rooms. The main room may
be divided by swinging doors into
seevral different apartments.
A large kitchen is included in the
basement, with modern conveniences
installed, including a larcg gas
Pastor's Study
The upper story also contains a
pastor's study and a large choir
room, the latter to be used as Sun
day school quarters also.
The edifice will be dedicated on
Pentecost Sunday, with several
prominent speakers from different
FLEX makes
Home Decora
tion a Pleasure
We speak of varnish, enamel, and
lacquer as practically s.vnonomous
with paint. In reality they are all
different, each serving a purpose of
its own. Now comes a new’ product
—neither an enamel nor a lacquer
—it is FLEX, the new coloryfnt/Ai—
a brushing finish that's fun to use.
FLEX is easier to apply than any
other finish. Any one can use it and
bring cheer and color into the home
with surprising results. The modem
trend is towards more color in the
home. FLEX offers twenty beauti
ful colors. You can use a different
color in every room, or a combina
tion of shades in each room. The
color possibilities of FLEX are limit
FLEX can be brushed on in any
direction without showing a brush
mark. It dries quickly with a glossy
satiny finish that resists moisture,
dirt, dust and wear. It gives a hard,
tough surface that will not chip or
peel. A FLEX finish lasts for years.
FLEX has hundreds of uses. It
makes a wonderful finish for the
automobile and provides eight
separate colors for that purpose.
Your nearest FLEX dealer sells the
full line pf FLEX colors in cans of
all sizes up to one gallon.
We Change Combinations
Rear of Miller Hotel
Phone 722
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The Taate Telia The
Anthony’s Waffle
* Shop
517 12 St Phone 983
sections of the state to assist the
local and Valley pastors.
J. B Mocre, of Big Springs is
contractor, and Barney Lewis of
Dallas and O. T. Scarborough are
interior decorators.
Carpenters Elect
W. F. Cottingham of Corpus Chrts
ti yesterday was elected president
of the Texas State Council of Car
penters at the annual meeting
which closed here.
25 Killed in Riots
SHOLAPUR. Bombay. May 8—(JP)
-Twenty-five persons were killed
and more than 100 injured in ser
ious rioting here today.
Six police stations and a magis
trate's court were burned by the
rioters, who destroyed all liquor
shops in the town
The clash grew cut of demonstra
tions protesting arrest of Mahatma
Gandhi, Indian civil disobedience
Why not plan now on keeping cool this summer and visiting the meat
delightful spot m all California, built cn the shores of tha Pacific Ocean.
‘ half an hour from Hollywood and 4& minutes from tha heart of Loa
! Angeles.
The Hotel Miramar is one of California’s great resort hotels, the beautiful
gardens situated on the Palisades overlooking the ocean. Guesta of the
Miramar enjoy the privilege* of the Miramar Beach Ctob. which offers
surf bsthinr. or an enclosed beach if you prefer, with a great indoor salt
water swimming pool. .
Pates are reasonable. For reservations or further information writ#
The Valley ^
... and in this nr fann
ed bid for prosperity a
bank with ample re
sources and the wide
business experience of
the First National is
playing an important
part. This bank la or
ganised completely to
serve business, industri
al and agricultural in
terests of the entire
First National Bank
Established in 1891
When you borrow money on real estate, many loan companies re
quire the title to be insured. Ibe best test of whether a title u
insurable. Is to hare It insured. Require a title insurance policy
when you bay.
Prompt Title Service
Brownsville Edlnbarg
Opposite Coart Hoase E. Harrtman Bird.
Phone 1184 Phone 93
1911 . 1939
Skelton Abstract Co.
Abstracts of Title Title Insurance
Merchants Bank Building Brownsville
Certified Public Accountants
Income Tss Service
State National Ban: Smith-Young Towe: Nlxc*c R’ltldtng
Dependable Phone 353 Prompt
Abstract* of Title Title Inaurance
We cover all lands In Cameron Counts

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