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REPAIRING ' Oil JD piC „ Done in onr store by expert work- UiL IX UAu men. All our work Is guaranteed. , ,__. ....... ■ Industrial Plant Burning Equipment A flu# line / Complete Systems Installed Alamo Iron Works Brownsrille — Corpus Chvttl B| ^ - San Antoplo — Houston - - THE VALLEY FIRST—FIRST IN THE VALLEY—LEASED WIRE SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS—(A3) --— THIRTY-EIGHTH YEAR—NO. 213 ' BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, MONDAY, MAY 12, 1930 TEN PAGES TODAY 5c A COPY * \ " — -■ i i ■ .—■ i ■ . n i — - .... — — — —1 — " " 1 "■■g" " 1 ' 1 1 1 ... i i .i i i -■ .. fl'"" " -■ ■ IN OUR VALLEY W=b By CHARLES HALL mmrr'' rERE are two big enterprises in the air in Valley flying circles. These are the proposed airport at Matamoroa and Harlingen. Matamoros is getting busy im mediately to build a landing field and accomodations similar to that of the Brownsville port. On next Wednesday the Harlingen city fath ers will meet with a petition before them to set a date for voting on a proposed $150,000 bond Issue for an airport. It Is now said it will not be long before citrus fruits and Valley truck will be moving by airplane. That is easy to believe. It is also easy to foresee that some day a city without an airport will be In the same category as one without a railway station would be today. Furthermore, chances arc that the day is not far distant when the big rai!/ay corporations will buy out and merge into two or three big systems all the airlines in the country. This will probably be bc^t. The present railway organizations have always handled the transportation of the country, the officers have had the experience and the com . panics have the capital. Then the cities that have built their ports W will get their money back, if they do not realize a profit. It is said that railway circles are thinking about this very thing. Wonder if that is what is hold ing up a line from the border into Mexico by the Southern or Mis souri Pacific? FINAL census returns for San Ben ito. Brownsville. Harlingen, Mc Allen are still awaiting further checking. That of McAllen is ex pected to be made within a day or two, but on the other three, it is said it will take more time. Mc Allen is joyfuUy reporting she will show at least 3.000. Up state both Houston and Dal las. with all counted, have made their final announcements, and are sitting back waiting for word from San Antonio. It has already been announced that the Alamo City will show more than the 260,000 shown by Dallas. Now Houston is won dering if Santone will beat her 290,000. Houston papers are already paving the way editorially, should San Antonio show more than that, by saving that the Bayou City at least is the big business center of Texas That is what deep-water shipping does for a city. • • • Everything possible is being done for the comfort of the jury in the Creager case. Judge Es tes has issued instructions to the deputies to take the members wher ever they want to go. Sunday thy wanted to go to Point Isabel and have a fish dinner, a boat ride. etc. Jnd they didn’t do any thing else but. Prom such obser vations. it seems it Is not so hard to be on a jury after all. • • ANENT deep-water shipping, the engineer of this column, after listening to rumblings coming out of Washington since Mr. Cham bers appeared before the senate committee and asked that all our efforts have accomplished be recon sidered. is constrained to say he will wager toe family fur lined bath tub that the bill goes right ahead so far as any issue on the Valley pro tect is concerned. There will be more hot discussion over the Erie canal project, but chances are we will ge ta vote on the omnibus bUl. which carries these projects before congress adjourns in June. • • • SPEAKING of taking coals to Newcastle, Ralph Sanders, of San Benito today mounted a bull and started taking it to New York • • • ANIMATED Annie of The Browns ville Herald office says that the only real hard man for her to meet Is Old Man Par. • • • ONE of the most difficult things for salaried people to ascertain is what goes with the extra check when five pay days come in one moi^h. • • • FOUND ON THF. 1WRFS NEW YORK — An orphan adopt ed fifteen years ago by a child less couple of wealth and high est social position commands a lead ing position in society news in to day's New York papers. Mr and Mrs. Pin ley J. Shepard announce the engagement of their daughter. Oliv ia Margaret, to John Read Burr. Mrs. Shepard is the former Helen Gould. WASHINGTON — A new harm less gas for re'^igerators, the bur eau of mines has found, at the worst can only cause a sensation of al coholic intoxication. DAWSON. Y. T. — Through good guesses Francis J. Burton and W. R. Sherwin split $5*70. They won a sweepstakes on the time the ice of the Yukon river would break. They guessed 6:42 p. nu Ma. 10 and were a minute out of the w-ay. < WASHINGTON — Bandless band music for sundry bandVess army posts is proposed. A mechanical substitute is to be tried out. It de velops volume equivalent to that of two bands. Quake Death Toll Is Near 3,000 in Persia TEHERAN. Persia. May 12.— The death toll In recent earthquakes in Persia today was stated to be nearing 3,000 persons. The shocks are continuing but have lessened in intensity at Tabriz. They still are very severe around Salmas. The hor ror of the situation In that district today was heightened by terrific thunderstorms whose rumble added panic to the already terrified In habitants. VALLEY BAND HONOR GROUP AT TOURNEY Red Shirts Will Play Before Secretary Hyde at Reception (Special to The Herald) PORT ARTHUR. May 12 —The Edinburg Red Shirt band was se lected today to play at a reception of United States Secretary of Ag riculture Hyde. Backers of the band here are confident the Ed inburg group will win prizes in the band class in which it is entered. CHARTER TRAIN (Special to The Herald1 EDINBURG. May 12.—The Ed inburg Red Shirt band left here for Port Arthur Sunday afternoon at 5:15 o'clock on a special train chartered for the purpose. The band will enter a contest in which there will be approximately 20 en trants. the winner going to tihe Dallas state fair this ummer as the official band for the Texas Chamber of Commerce. A large crowd estimated at ap proximately 350 people saw the band off. and formed an apprecia tive audience while the Red Shirts played several farewell numbers be fore leaving. The band consists of around 65 Edinburg students, and recently won the championship of southwest Texas at Kingsville. WEATHER BAD PORT ARTHUR. May 12—‘.V\— Wet weather had a big day of it yesterday and continued this morn ing. the second day of the fourth annual East Texas Chamber of Commerce convention here. The first business session of the convention opened with an address of welcome by Judg>- Raymond L. Murray. Port Arthur. with re sponse by former Governor W. P. Hobby, Houston. Reports of various committees was to be followed to- j day by an address by Arthur M. I Hyde, secretary’ ot agriculture. Women Score Again In Fight For Rights PHILADELPHIA. May 12—</Pi Women, In their long fight for equal rights, have won another victory. They will have an equal voice with men In the government of the Presbyterian church in the United States of America. Announcement was made at the offices of the Presbyterian general assembly today that the overture permitting women to be elected rul-, ing elders had been approved bv a majority of the 293 Presbyteries in the denomination London Naval Pact Hearings Opened WASHINGTON. May 12—<;p>— The London naval treaty became the focal point for inquiring sen atorial eyes today as the foreign relations committee opened public hearings with Secretary Stimson as i its first witness. Before a crowded room, the sec retary of state, who was head of the American delegation to London, described the treaty as a long forward step toward peace. Alleged Hit-and-Run Driver Is Arrested 'Special to The Herald.) SAN BENITO. May 12—An al leged hit-run driver was arrested here today by police and held for preliminary hearing in connection with an accident about 10 days ago in which a three-vear-old girl in Mexiquita was hurt The child has been removed from the hospital and is recovering from injuries. Ice Chief Dies KANSAS CITY. May 12.—</P>— Charles H. Kretz, 56, vice-president of the City Ice company, died at his home here last night. He came here three years ago from Okmulgee, Okla.. where he had been vice-pres ident and general manager of the Oklahoma Power company. He also was affiliated with other Oklahoma and Texas interests. Utilities Sold DALLAS. May 2.—<JP^— Properties of the Southern and Utilities Ice company, value at marly *14,000.000 and serving 300 communities in the southwest, have been acquired by the Associated Gas and Electric company through exchange of secur ities. officials announced here yes terday. PISTOLS RULE IN SHERMAN SHERMAN, May 12.—(ff»—Ruled by National Guardsmen and Texas Rangers, business in Sherman was resuming its normal pulse today af ter last week's mob disorders in which the Grayson county court house was burned and George Hughes, negro accused of assault ing a white woman, was killed and burned. Col. Lawrence E. McGee, com mander of Guardsmen who took charge Saturday night under Gov ernor Dan Moody's martial law proclamation. prepared today to conduct a military court of inquiry into the disturbances Sixteen men were held in jail last night awaiting action of this court today. Fourteen of them also were charged by federal of ficers with violation of the prohi bition laws. Press Reprimanded At Methodist Meet DALLAS. May 12 —The gen eral conference of the Methodist Episcopal church. South, today ex pressed a virtual vote of confidence m its Bishops in the form of an unqualified reprimand of the press which has been giving publicity to charges against general superinten dents. The action was taken on a mo tion of Dr. G. C. French of Denton who said, like his friend. Andy, he was ‘ regusted” with the treatment accorded the bishops since the gen eral conference began. Alleged Rustlers Held in Matamoros Four men. arrest’d near El Capote ranch on the Mexican side of the river, are being held in the Mata moros Jail pending investigation of alleged cattle rustling and slaugh tering. Several ca' tie owners have complained to the police that their cattle are being killed and stolen. The men will oe questioned to day. Steak Sans Gravy Makes Girl, Usually Tolerant, ‘Just Mad* DETROIT. May 12. — </Pv- Miss Hazel Chapman admitted she is quite a tolerant young lady, except in the matter of steak without gravy, and Michael Sarkeriosan's black eye is fine testimony of Miss Chapman's strong feelings in the matter. Miss Chapman came to Michael's restaurant at 3 a. m, demanding steak and gravy. Michael brought forth a fine steak. “Where.” said Miss Chapman, with lifted eye-brows, “is the gra vy?" Michael was apologetic. The gravy department, he explained, closed at midnight. There could be no gravy. Whereupon Miss Chapman hurled the steak full into Michael’s face, following with a few swift rights and lefts. Chairs were overturned Mich ael yelled, and a policeman came. Miss Chapman went to jail. "Nothing makes me madder.” Miss Chapman told the judge as she paid a $25 fine, “than to order steak and gravy and get nothing but steak.’' Meanwhile Michael wears a beef steak ooultice on his damaged eye. —i_r_i— j—ij-j—j~l~ij~u~iiu~-—j—u—11-i_i—_nj—unj—i_rninj*^j~ij~i-i~«j~><~u-ij-u-u~<-r-iji—u~hj-xj~u~lj~ij~u~u~u— POINT ISABEL TENTH GRADERS —Photo by Holm's Studio Students In the tenth grade at Point Isabel are seen above. They are Ethel Mahurin. Iris Lass well and Consuelo Aguilar. Baker Venue Change Motion Is Deferred Until Friday Action on a motion for change of venue, filed by attorneys for Sher iff A. Y. Baker and others of Hidalgo county charged with conspiracy to deprive certain individuals of their civil rights, was deferred until Friday morning by Federal Judge J. C. Hutcheson. Jr., at 1 p. m. today. The motion pleaded that partisanship and ill feeling against the Bakcr ites was so strong that a fair and impartial trial could not be obtained in the Brownsville division. The motion said that even if the Jurors were obtained from other divisions of the southern district that feeling was ,m> strong umt it piouamj seep into the jury. The motion men tioned specifically various flare-ups of feeling in Hidalgo county, par ticularly the parade through Hidal go county when Sheriff Baker was indicted. Spealang from the bench. Judge Hutcheson said he felt conlident the court could be kept free from “mob rule." liorowiti Absent SpiVal U. S. Attorne;. Genera Fred Horowitz, who was to Handle the prosecution did not put in his appearance and Assistant U. 8. At torney Curios Watson answered for the government in the case. Attorneys for Sheriff Baker and the others are to confer with U. S. District Attorney H. M. Holden at Houston in the matter ot the change of venue. The defendants also entered de murrers to their indictments which were returned by a federal grand Jury in Houston some time ago. The defendants are: Sheriff A. Y. Baker, Cam Hill, A. W. Cameron. 8. M. Hargrove. W. D. Chadick. Marvin Evans, Tom J. Buckow anp Edmund P. Williams. Most of them are Hidalgo county officials. They are represented by James R. Daugherty of Beeville, B. D. Tarle ton of Corpus Christi and E. F. Smith and E. H. McDaniels of Hi dalgo county. All of the defend ants were in court. They had been in the small courtroom si«ce early morning while the court ground away over a list of liquor and immigration cases. Sheriff Baker arrived early and chatted with his friends. The Hi dalgo county case was not called until 1 o’clock. Jury Empanelled The court opened at 10 a. m when Judge Hutcheson empanel led a grand jury. One man drawn from Hidalgo county was excused because of the fact that he wa under indictment for a felony. Af i ter getting the organization lined (Continued on page 10) __, Letters “To John” In Brady Case Shown DALLAS. May 12—(fl*)—Mrs Jew el Crider, proprietress of the Austin rooming house where Miss Lehlia Highsmith. for whose death John W. Brady is on trial here, resided and who was used as a state wit ness last week was recalled as the first defense witness in the trial today. Letters exhibited were addressed to her and were postmarked from Baytown, the witness admitted Mrs. Crider would not swear she received them because the content! were not exhibited to her by the attorney. Each of the letters con tained enclosures, two of them ad dressed “To John” and the third “For you know who.” Census Extended (Special to The Herald) McALLEN. May 12— Supervisor L. E. Bennett in charge of the tak ing of the census in the South Tex as district has granted a two-das extension on the time-limit of Mc Allen enumerators, according U ! Secretary Whit Rogers of the cham ber of commerce. The McAllen count for 1930 will . be between 8300 and 9,000, It wa! 1 predicted. THREE KILLED IN CHICAGO LIQUOR WAR State Investigator Seriously Wounded In Battle CHICAGO, May 12—(JP)— Three men were shot dead in a trap laid by police officers in a North Clark street beer flat earlv today. The proprietor of the place. Jack Hayes, and two of the four gunmen who attempted to rob him. were the men killed. Joseph Altmeier, special investigator for the state’s attorney's office was seriously wounded. Altmeier said the two robbers who escaped also had been struck by bullets Officer Hidden The beer flat is at 3258 N. Clark street. Altmeier, who specializes In extortion cases for the state’s at torney. was hidden in the flat with four other officers. The robbers, posing as policemen, were admitted to the flat by Mrs. Hayes, who with a niece was in the room with the officers. The police suddenly emerged from their hid ing place and opened fire on the robbers. One of them darted into the bedroom where Hayes was hid ing. Apparently thinking Hayes was another officer, the robber shot him and then himself v»s shot as he turned back. Robber Identified One of the slain robbers was identified by his fingerprints as Harry White, 38. alleged killer and robber. Although scores of shots were fired, the action took place so quickly it was over in less than a minute. Witnesses said that the shooting began almost as soon as the four men entered. The condition of Altmeier was too serious to permit questioning, but police believe he was present in the beer flat with an aide to prevent a threatened ex tortion. Roads Impassable After Texas Floods (By The Associated Press.) Highways In many parts of Tex as were in Impassable condition to day from the heavy general rains of Saturday, despite sunshine yes terday. The weather bureau predicted the Trinity river at Dallas would be at the bank full stage today. All highways out of Waco were ! reported open to traffic for the first time in 24 nours. Travel on highways leading to Corsicana. Temple Austin. San Antonio. Belton, Malakoff, Gates i ville, Georgetown. Mexia. San Mar cos. Grand Saline, Rosebud, Chilton, and other towns m south, central and east Texas was still hampered by mud and high waters. Deweese Deplores Fire Hazards at Pen AUSTIN, May 12.—Recommenda tion that immediate steps be taken by the prison board to eliminate fire hazards at the state peniten tiary was made yesterday in a re port of the investigation of the Huntsville plant by J W. Deweese. state fire marshal. He declared the prison the worst fire hazard ever to come under his observa tion. Although he condemned the plant generally. Deweese placed particular emphasis on the hazards of the hospital, cell blocks and ad ministration buildings. Houston Jumps Many In Population Race WASHINGTON. May 12—<A*>—In creasing by 110.3 per cent since 1920. Houston, the forty-fifth American city in 1920. Jumped Into the 200.000 class in the 1930 census, passing sev eral cities on her way up. Houston's population was an nounced today as 290.811 as against 260,397 for Dallas, fort ysecond city in 1920. Houston played leap-frog over Akron. Birmingham. Memphis. Syra cuse and Worcester in returns al ready in. Aggies to Play Iowa COLLEGE STATION. May 12— <7Pt—Texas A. & M.’s football team will meet the University of Iowa in 1931 and 1932, James Sullivan, business manager of athletics of the Aggies, announced today. \_CENSUS__ Aransas Pass, Aransas county, 2,460. increase of 815. Justice precinct 8 San Patricio county, including Taft, 3,922. in crease of 1,470. Taft. San Patricio county, 1,841, no comparative figures. Meridian, Miss.. 32,357. increase 9,128, or 39.9 per cent Lynn, Mass—102.293, increase 3.145, or 3.1 per cent Rochester. N. Y.—325,019. increase 29,269, or 9.9 per cent. Chester. Pa—58 35C, increase 320. or .55 per cent. Daytona Beach, Fla.. 16,761, in crease 9.920. or 145 per cent, i San Angelo. 25.304, Increase 15, 254. or 151.8 per cent. Shackelford county 6.688 increase 1,728. or 34.8 per cent. Taylor county 40,980, increase 16, 899, or 70.1 (er cent. Strong Arm Herb Deft With Ball WASHINGTON. May 12.—<JPh President Hoover’s play In the morning medicine ball game Is to catch the weighty sphere on his chest, with arms closing In quick ly, and to snap it back with a right overhand stroke. Hoover seemed the most prac ticed. seldom missing, and more often than not causing opponents to miss with the strength of that lone arm swing. Watched from the distance, the group looked like schoolboys at play. _JEB9L E&ScSa E9| l|HRSt BWHM ■ Ml ■ I IT ■ I". 1 ' 1MH11 n .1 »i i lii Tig r i Tli .. MIT , in .1 BAKER KILLING IS CONFESSED Matamoros Officials Hold Man Sought For Death Of Sam Shong ’ Nicolas Moran, sought by the Matamoros police In connection with the brutal slaying of Samuel Shong. Matamoros Chinese baker who was murdered some days ago, was arrested in the early hours Sunday morning by a posse headed by Corporal Erasmo Blanco of the Matamoros police department. Moran was arrested when the in vestigation of Shong's death start ed, but later was released together with other suspects after the twen ty-four hours required by the Mexi can law. As soon as he was re leased he disappeared from Mata moros. A passport and other pa pers were, taken out, believed to be a ruse to make officers think he had crossed to the United States. Telegraphic orders were issued all police departments of the states of Tamaullpas and Nuevo Leon. A telegram to Matamoros police stat ed that Moran had been seen near Mendoza. Tamaulipas. Thursday. Corporal Blanco with a posse left immediately and caught him at Linares just as he was boarding a freight train into the interior of Mexico. Moran, according to reports, ad mitted his guilt. He was brought to Matamoros yesterday noon. After preliminary statements by Moran to officers Jesus Arredondo and a women were arrested in connection with the slaying. Felipe Davila was exonerated of all blame by Moran. Davila had been held in the Matamoros Jail pending investigation of the slay ing. Francisco Estrada and Jose Ramos. Sra. Crus Teran de Moran, and Jesus Arredondo will be taken before Judge Jesus Rojas this morning for preliminary hear ings. Shone was murdered in his baker shop at Fourteenth and Bravo Sts., and his body thrown into an out house. His hands and feet were bound with wire, another wire was twisted around his neck, and a tow el stuck into his mouth. Four hundred pesos were missing from Shong’s safe deposit box. Llbrado Salinas. Matamoros po lice chief personally conducted the investigation. He was aided by Ferr.ando Legorreta. Mammoros special Investigator, and Corporal Blanco. SCOUT BURIED * “Deadwood Dick" Rests By Pioneer Western Dead DEADWOOD, S. D., May 12.—(VP) —Atop a mountain overlooking the black hills he helped civilize “Dead . wood Dick.” one of the last of the , romantic figures of the old west, t has been buried in a rock-hewn grave. Military honors, an Episcopa service, and the last respects of the handful of survivors of gold rush days marked the funeral late yes terday In a raging May blizzard. Hundreds climbed nearly a mile to the top of Sun Rise Peak, for the burial of the frontiersman, - prospector, Indian scout, and stage coach guard. To one side of the grave is Mount Roosevelt, on which is a monument to the former president. On the • other is Mountain Moriah, where are buried Wild Bill Hickok. Ca ! lamity Jane. Seth Bullock, and , other western characters. Hangar To Go Up , McALLEN May 12.— Work on erecting the all-steel six-plane - hangar purchased recently for the McAllen-Hklalgo airport by the • McAllen Chamber of Commerce will begin shortly, according to word ‘ from that body following receipt of materials the utter part of the ■ week. A factory erector will arrive soon to assemble the steel hangar. CORNERSTONE LAID SUNDAY The laying of the cornerstone of the Central Christian church was performed with appropriate cer emonies Sunday afternoon at 3:30. Approximately 500 attended the ceremonies. S. K. Hallam said, and pastors from all over the Valley were present and delivered brief addresses. The church, a structure costing around $50 000, will be completed and realy for occupancy early In July Mr. Hallam explained. Walls of the worship room ire being erect ed at present. The pastors present during the meeting Sunday afternoon included Rev. Fox. Brownsville; Rev. Pace. Mission; Rev. Farmer, Donna; R«v. Harrison. Harlingen: Rev. Oliver, San Benito: Judge Meyrick. Har lingen; and Ramsey and Hawkins, evangelists. The principle sDeaker on the program was Rev. N. W. Evans, of McAllen. He spoke on “The Value of a Church.” The new church is located at Fourth and Levee. Ex-U. S. Attorney Is Charged With Fraud PORT WORTH. May 12—0P>— Warrant for the arrest of J. For rest McCutcheon, former assistant United States district attorney here and now a practicing attorney, was Issued by U. S. Commissioner New am today. McCutcheon Is wanted in San Antonio on a mail fraud Indictment. United States District Attorney Dodge set hi* bond at $10, 000. Rain Hits Houston HOUSTON. May 12-/,^—Tor rential rain interrupted traffic for a time in some parts of the city here early today. At 9 a. m.. when the rain ceased. -• total of 3.15 inches was reported, more than one inch of it falling m about two hours today. 13 Fined” SAN BENITO. May 12—Eleven men were fined over the weekend in Justice of the Peace L. M. Val detero’s court for disturbing the peace. A speeder also drew a fine and another man was fined for the use of abusive language. Mexican Ace’s Body Found Sidar and Co-Pilot Killed in Electrical Storm —Long Distance Hop Ends in Tragedy SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, May 12—(&)—'The bodies of two Mexican airmen, who survived bullet* but died in an electrical storm, lay today in a morgue at the Atlantic coast town. Porto Limon, after a gallant but futile attempt to break the world's long distance flight record. Colonel Pablo Sidar, ace of the Mexican aviation corps, and his co pilot and mechanic. Captain Carlo* Rovlrosa. fell into the sea about three miles south of Porto Limon about 5 p. m., yesterday while flying to escape i an electrical and hail storm. I wun tnetr crasn, iar on uie plan ned course down the American Paci fic coast to Chile and across the Ar gentine, a distance of 6,000 miles, they had traveled about 1.000 miles. They left Cerro Loco near San Ger onimo, Oaxaca, Mexico, at 5:21 a. m., almost twelve hours before the disaster. Boats from Porto Limon recovered the bodies of the two men, that ol Colonel Sidar being dashed into the fragments. The monoplane, of Am erican make, and known as the ‘Morelos,’ alter the Mexican inde pendence hero, was smashed to bits Cause oi the accident was unde termined, but it was believed to bt the unusual weight of the plant together with hazardous atmospheru conditions brought on by the ap proaching storm caused the crash The accident recalled the deatl of Captain Emilio Carranza, at Mt Holly, New Jersey two years ago after he had set out from New York cm a non-stop flight to Mexlct City. Lightning was believed t< have struck the plane. Colonel Sidar largely had taker the place in Mexican affection lef vacant with the death of Carranza Just 27 years old, he had earned s name for daring and skill. Durinj the revolution of a year ago hi: observer once was shot dead in thi plane beside him. Rovirosa also was a member of th< Mexican air corps and fought ii the last revolution. He participate in the Mexico City to Kansas Cit; air race last year. FIERRO CARRIES ON The death of Sidar will not altei Col. Roberto Flerrcf plans for i non-stop flight from New Yorl (Continued on page 10) CREAGER TAKES STAND IN SUIT Colliers Attorney Calls Committeeman To Ask Concerning Political Letter— Libel Interpreted For hardly more than a minute today R. B. Creager, republican nation al committeemen for Texas testified in his libel suit against Colliers Week ly. Counsel for the magazine called him to the stand - called him suddenly and unexpectedly. On direct examination he was asked only one question and that was a request. • Mr. Creager,” said V. W. Taylor, one of the Colliers lawyers, “was this letter written by you.” * . II u is a copy oi one written ana signed by my authority.” "That's all, Mr. Creager.” George Hill. Jr., chief of the com mitteeman's legal staff, insisted on seeing the letter but Taylor, saying he wasn’t offering it in evidence a* yet, refused until the court told him "Let Mr. Hill see it.” Hill read it and then had Creager identify some other letters-corres pondence between Creager and Wil lard Ferguson, former Hidalgo county republican chairman and now bitter foe of the party head. These were not introduced In evi dence, either. The letter held bv the defense was understood unoflicially to have been a delineation oy Mr. Creager of his method of operations in Tex as. Creager stepped from the stand having said hardly more than twen ty words. "We re set.” said Charles E. Kel ley. New York generalissimo of the magazine’s legal forces, "to bring them in here in droves.” May Bring Many If Judge Estes rules that Collier s , may attempt to prove everything lit said in the article “High-Handed and Hell-Bent.” n the absence of a specific denial by Creager counsel of the charges as affecting the Baker democratic administration Kelley will bring in his vast num ber of people to testify. If the Judge affirms his holding that the weekly need try to estab lish the veracity of nothing more than charges made in the article against Creager, Kelley will pro ceed for some time in his effort to show that there was a political al liance between the state’s republi can leader and Hidalgo county's democratic chieftain. After Judge Estes had announced that he thought Collier’s need con cern itself only with the commit teeman's connection with the ar ticle, Kelley arose to Insist that in that event the Jury must be In structed that In its deliberations it must proceed on the basis that the allegations as affecting the demo cratic administration were true. Jack Berry, a big Edinburg frotl grower who looked indignant wheh Baker s faction was mentioned, wag quite testy on cross examination by J. A. Graham for the plaintiff. Identifying himself as an inde pendent. he said, in response to on0 of Graham’s questions, "We've been trying to get a bunch of thieves out up there.” ‘ In other words,” Graham said loudly, "your idea is that everybody in office up there is a thief?” ‘‘Self-confossed and proved be yond doubt,” said the witness, com pressing his libs and looking about. “Who has confessed it?” "Well, they haven't denied it.” "Just the same, every time your group goes into court you lose, don’t you?” "No, sir. we set aside a three hun dred thousand dollar contract a few weeks ago that wouldn't have been of a nickel's service to the county.” Chronicle Shown Beforehand, articles printed in The Houston Chronicle in Nov ember 1928 were submitted by Col liers under the court’s interpreta tion of the last Texas libel law amendment to the tffect that when more than one publication of al leged libelous matter had occurred, a publisher sued cculd plead -this in determining whether its par ticular story had caused any dam age. Colliers contends that news papers had made the same charges In effect that It had—that Creager aided the A. Y. Baker democratic Hidalgo county regime to keep in power. i WEATHER i-_ For Brownsville and the Valley: Mostly cloudy and unsettled tonight and Tuesday. For East Texas: Cloudy tonight and Tuesday with local showers. Light to fresh east to southeast winds on the coast. DAILY RIVER BULLETIN There will be a slight rise in the river from Mission down, and no material change above Rio Grande City during the next 24 to 36 hours. IHood Present <M-Hr. 44-Hi. Stage Stage Chug. Rain Sunday. May Ilth Eagle Pass 16 1.7 -0.1 40 1 Laredo 27 -1.5 0.0 .00 1 Rio Grande 21 4.3 -0.6 40 Mission 22 5.5 -14 40 1 San Benito 23 11.8 -0.6 40 * Brownsville 18 7.0 -M) 3 40 Monday. May 12th 1 Eagle Pass 16 1.6 -0.1 43 E Laredo 27 -16 -0.1 .05 > Rio Grande 21 5 8 41.5 J3 f Mission 22 5.4 -0.1 40 San Benito 23 10.4 -1.4 40 i Brownsville 18 6.5 -04 40 i ... I TIDE TABLE ' High and low tide at Point Isa bel tomorrow, under normal mete orological conditions: High . !H39 a. m. ’ Low .. 9:53 p. m. MISCELLANEOUS DATA Wuncet. today —mm-Lip %