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_THE VALLEY FIRST FIRST IN THE VALLEY—LEASE D WIRE SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS—(JP) *-■ ■ .
THIRTY-EIGHTH YEAR_NO. 237 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 1930 TEN PAGES TODAY 6c A COPY
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IN OUR
VALLEY
i ii i BY THE FIREMAN
tlTHILE much of the rest of the
ff rest of the country bemoans the
heavy migration of its country
residents to the city, the Valley can
sit back and laugh at them. Down
here the situation is reversed, the
Valley is making “country Jakes”
out of "city slickers.”
The nice part of it is that they
like it, like it so well that they are
bringing their city friends and cous
here as converts to a happy, rur
existence. They never knew life
could be so pleasant, so lucrative,
as it is in the Valley.
• • •
NOT all farmers are new at the
business, not by a long shot
Many of them came down off
big. unwieldy farms and now are
making more money, having more
fun for less effort. The Valley is the
happy hunting ground of the in
dustrious but over-worked.
• • »
COMPLETE census returns will
show that the city and country
dwellers in the Valley are about
even. This fact is not surprising.
Those who live outside of its thriv
ing cities enjoy almost all the com
forts of those residing in town. It
is a new kind of country life such
as only the Valley has to offer.
• • •
NO school children down here have
to travel for miles over bad
roads and then acquire their
learning in second-rate schools. The
seats of learning all are up-to-date.
Teachers are as good as can be
found anywhere
The Valley is proud of its school
system. What better proof could
be asked than that Harlingen has
Just completed a big building pro
gram and San Benito, Mercedes and
other towns expect to spend more
than a half million dollars on im
proving their school facilities.
• • •
A WAVE of progress is sweeping
over Point Isabel these days fol
lowing definite assurance that
this up-and-coming little town is
to have a deep water port. A
chamber of commerce has been
formed to broadcast the news that
thjr are ’ Building a City Where a
CJrv Belongs.” They are right in
Wing this. A city belongs down
there. Soon there will be one.
• • m
COL. Sam Robertson of San Ben
ito started something when he
urged Valley workers to learn to
become expert fruit and vegetable
packers, do a large part of the work
for which outside labor is hired.
A regular avalanche of written
and verbal protests against Col.
Sam's views descended upon The
Herald. The visiting packers got
the idea that when the colonel re
ferred to tramp-labor, he was casting
reflections upon them. This, he
said, was farthest from his thought.
• • •
rE man who helped lay the first
railroad tracks into the Valley
declares he is a "tramp” and
proud of it. He will carry the roam
ing spirit to his grave with him. he
says. Besides, his use of the ex
pression "tramp-labor” was not in
tended to reflect upon any one. It
was used merely in a general sense,
he explained, to mean labor from the
outside.
• • •
rE Herald Joins Colonel Robert
son in his praise of the skill
•nd present necessity of these
expert packers. They have reached
the peak of their profession after
years of hard work. They are an
interesting crowd of proficient work
ers. All of them are free spenders
and take away little of the money
which they earn in the Valley. Their
return is looked forward to by many
each year. Yet, the suggestion that
Valley residents prepare themselves
to do this work is not without mer
• • •
WITHILE words of praise axe being
Wj passed around, there is one
71 large group of men who should
not be overlooked—those who work
on the border for Uncle Sam—fear
less, conscientious men who go
about their duties without any blare
of publicity, without any widespread
interest in what they accomplish,
proud in the knowledge of jobs well
done.
• • •
WITHOUT them Brownsville and
the Valley might be overrun
with undesirable aliens. Fruit
infected with damaging insects
could be brought in. All sorts of
contraband goods could be smuggled
across the river. Diseased and crip
pled aliens could come over the
Border tc become public wards or
menaces, or to spread the germs of
viscious maladies wherever they
traveled.
• • •
THANKS to the Vigilance of those
who guard the border, none of
these things is happening. In
stead desirable, hard-working, im
migrants are entering this land of
opportunity. They are staying here,
becoming good citizens and taxpay
ers, educating their children in good
schools.
• • •
THERE is a dose companionship
between the guardians of the J
border. What, more inspiring
devotion can be found anywherej
than that of the border patrolmen
for their chief. Portis Gay. Because
s of the affection and confidence they
hw.e in him and their devotion to
' * this branch of border patrol
VI* the best record on the Border.
Few persons know that but they
should. They should take pride in
it.
DEAD VICTIMS
CREMATED BY
CHICAGO GANG
Bodies Burned Up To
Remove Evidence
Of Murders
CHICAGO. June 4—UP)—A crem
atory for gangster dead—an in- j
gemous and ghastly device for re
moving the evidence of wholesale
murder—was hunted by state's at- j
torney's men today while police
puzzled over another and particu
larly brutal gangland assassination.
Pat Roche of the state's attorney's
of lice said he had reliable inform
ation that a north side gang was
cremating its murder victims, thus
getting rid of the “corpus delicti.” i
The disappearance in recent weeks
of William Higgins. St. Paul. Minn., ,
racketeer, and Ben Bennett, New ,
York whiskey dealer, has given
credence to the crematory report,
Roche said. He pointed out further
that within a week there have been
two gang gun attacks in Chicago
in which the victim after being
shot down has been carried away
in the automobile of his attackers.
The latest gang murder—the
tenth in the Chicago area within 1
three days—was discovered last
night. The victim was Thomas Som
nerio. 33. who was tried and acquit
ted of complicity in the election day
<"19281 slaying of Octavius Gran
ady. negro lawyer.
Somnerio's body was found late
last night in an alley at the rear
of the 800 block on Harrison street.
The body was cut and bruised, in
dicating torture. The wrists were
wired. A welt around the neck
indicated Somnerio had been gar
roted.
Indicted and tried with Somnerio
for the Granady murder were Louis
Ciemente. aliened with the Capones,
and Rocco Belcastro, reputed ex- i
pert in bom making.
Police are certain that Som
rerio's murder was in reprisal for
the ‘little massacre” of three Drug
f*an asociates at Fox lake Sunday.
They say it Is just another episode
in the renewed gang war preci
pitated six weeks ago with the
slaving of Joe Blue, ex-convict and
friend of Terry Druggan, one time ,
beer baron.
Many Valleyites To
Hear Moody Speak
HARLINGEN. June 4—A large
turnout of Valley citizens is ex
pected tomorrow night at the pub
lic meeting at the fair auditorium
at which Governor Dan Moody is
to speak. He will arrive in the Val
lef Thursday morning and will
spend the day touring the Valley
in company with officials of the
Valley Better Business Bureau and
others.
Temporary directors of the bu
reau will attend a dinner with
Moody at the Plaza hotel at 6:30 j
o'clock. About thirty are included
in the personnel for the dinner. A
bsnd concert is to follow at 7:30,
then the meeting at the auditorium
at 8 o'clock, to which the public is
invited.
Tank Crushes Worker
CORSICANA. June 4—(A^—John
Berry. 40. died here last night of
injuries suffered when a large sec
tion of an 80.000 barrel storage tank
fell on him. crushing both hips.
Tr.r accident occurred near Navarro.
W. C. Carter was injured seriously.
RUN DOWN BY AUTO
KEYSER. W. Va„ June 4—UP>—
Three persons were killed and seven
otners injured—all members of one
family—when they were run down
by an automobile on the Keyser
Cumberland road near here last;
night.
Brownsville Junior College Graduates
—Ph'jto oy Henan.
Top row. reading left to right: Lawrence Olmstead, Frank Kibbe. Lonn.c Mo'.der. Harlan Baker. Walter Underwood, Howard Wesley. James
Earhardt. Second row: Paulus Hofhelnz. Grade Williams. Julia Bowles. Rosalind Breedlove. Margaret Anderson. Fred Gamble. Ira Webster. Jr.
RIO GRANDE IS
FALLING FAST
Drop of Two Feet Reported
Under Yesterday’*
High Mark
All possible danger of a flood Is
past, W. J. Schnurbusch said Wed
nesday morning.
The Rio Grande came, saw, failed
to conquer and began falling. River
reports from the official govern
ment bureau disclosed that from
the record height of 18.3 feet
Tuesday the Rio Grande at
Brownsville sank to 16.4 early
Wednesday morning.
Reports from all official points
show rapid declines, it was pointed
out by Mr. Schnurbusch. Rio Gran
de City with a flood stage of 21
feet showed but 7 4 Wednesday.
Mission, with flood stage of 22 feet,
showed but 97 feet. San Benito
with a flood stage of 23 feet
showed 18.2 Wednesday.
"The river will fall moderately
fast at San Benito and Browns
ville during the next 24 to 36 hours,
and continue to fall there after <
practically all along during the
next few days.” the official report
predicts.
“I feel safe in saying that there
is practically nothing that can
bring the river back to flood stage
or cause It to come so high as to
flood the levees,” the official stated
today.
Auto Drags Theater
Employe to Death
LAREDO, June 4—<JF)—Plung to
the sidewalk when a rope with
which he was working became en- ,
tangled wit! a passing automobile,
Ercarnacion Mauricio. Nuevo La
ledo theater operator, was fatally j
injured last night. Mauricio was
hanging a sign on a post in front
cf his showhouse.
Railroads Can Raise Rates
Business Conditions and Court Rules Make
Time Ripe for Advance
Bt CLINTON COFFIN.
WASHINGTON. June 4.—(fr—A combination of recent court decisions
and business conditions are regarded here as placing American railroads
tn an advantageous technical position to seek general advance in freight
rates.
Thus far there have been no authoritative announcements from rail
road quarters of an intention to take advantage of the situation, al
though a move In that direction would cause little surprise in Wash
ington quarters most interested. Since 1930. with trivial exceptions, the
CAPTURED
IONIA. Mich., June 4—/P— Tne
capture in a rye field today of
three men and the arrest of another
cn a freight train at Owosso. Mich.,
i educed to four the number of in
mates still at large after a break !
from the state hospital for the;
criminal insane yesterday.
The three men told officers they
had croesed a railroad bridge over
Grcnd river immediately after
their escape at 2:30 a. m.. yesterday
ar.d had hidden all day in woods
near the Michigan reformatory cm
the opposite bank of the river.
Hassan. in a boastful mood, told
Sheriff Franch that he had killed
thirty seven men. His record shows
only two.
With Sheriff Franch in effecting
the capture were deputies Charles
Kopkins and William McKenrpa.!
George Banhagle, newspaper man, i
and Ben Nave.
^ourse oi rauroao rate aojusimcnia
in the United States has been down
ward.
The supreme court this week, by
invalidating a transcontinental rate
reduction which the Interstate com
merce commission sought to make
under its interpretation of the Hogh
Smith resolution, contributed the
newest factor in the novel prospect
of general rate increase. The ef
fect of its finding, however, can only
be estimated in the light of other
new phases in the rate situation.
Reasonably Return
By the transportation act, the
commerce commission is required
to fix rates that will enable effic
ient carriers to earn "as nearly as
possible" a reasonable return on the
capital Invested in their properties.
The commission has construed
the reasonable return provision to
mean 5 3-4 per cent on property
valuation. Since January, railroad
earnings have been tending down
ward. and the bureau of railway
economics, an institution maintain
ed in We shin g ton by the carriers,
(Continued on page 10)
Hidalgo Democrats Select
New Executive Committee
Bloodworth Remains As Acting Chairman—
First Woman Member Named—
More Than 100 Attend Meet
(Special to The Herald.) *
EDINBURG, June 4.—"The democrats of this county, no matter how
they voted in the last election, can set together and overwhelmingly
elect the democratic ticket next fall," Lloyd P. Bloodworth, chairman of
the democratic party of Hidalgo county, said during a meeting Tuesday
night held in the county courthouse at Edinburg.
Approxmately 100 persons from all sections of the county attended the
convention.
Mrs. Marvin McAskill, representing east Edinburg precinct, was named
WITH ANNE
Mrs. Morrow To Remain
Near Daughter
NEWARK. N. J.. June 4.—OP)—
Mrs. Dwight W. Morrow has cur
tailed temporarily her activities in
behalf of her husband's candidacy
for the Republican nomination to
the United States Senate in order i
that she may remain near her
daughter, Mrs. Charles A. Lind
bergh.
Her decision is assumed to have
been reached in anticipation of an
interesting event in the Lindbergh
family.
Morrow headquarters has an
nounced that Mrs. Morrow is
making no engagements which will ,
take her far from the Morrow home
in Englewood. N. J., and that It
may be necessary for her to be
with her daughter Anne for a week
or ten days.
Pilots Kick Way Out
Of Plane in River
PUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., June 4 —
UP—Three airmen who kicked their
way through the bottom of a plane
after it fell upside down into the
Hudson River were under treat
ment in a hospital here today.
Owen G Hamed. 31. years old. of
New York, Sales Manager few the
Curtiss Wright Company, Stewart
R. Reed. 37, and Augustine Fair
child, 31, Curtiss Wright employes,
were flying above the river at low
altitude last night when the plane
turned over and fell.
After they had saved themselves
from drowing by knocking out the
bottom of the plane, they were res
cued from the wreckage by two
rivermen.
Rancher Killed When
Horse Falls on Him
MIDLAND, Tex.. June 4.—<,P>—
Dave Traversie. about 45, foreman
of the Holt ranch near here, was
injured fatally when a wild horse
reared and fell on him. Traversie's
back was broken. He died in a hos
pital today.
Southern Cross Hop
DUBLIN. Irish Free State. June
4.—UP\—Captain Charles Kingsford
Smith, famous Australian airman,
arrived in his airplane Southern
Cross at Baldonnel airdrome this
afternoon from Croydon to make
preparations for a projected trans
Atlantic flight to the United States.
10,000 QUARTS
WILMINGTON. Del.. June 4.—
UP<—Ten thousand quart bottles of
alleged whiskey were seized by
prohibition agents last night from
a railroad car. enroute from Miami,
Fla., to a point In New Jersey.
as> a mcmwr oi me uemocrauc ex
ecutive Committee of Hidalgo coun
ty, and is said to be the first wo
man to have ever held this po
sition in the history of the county.
The meeting Tuesday night fol
lowed a meeting in McAllen Sat
urday night attended by 1500 per
sons, in an attempt to reorganize
the democratic party in Hidalgo
county.
Other members named on the ex
ecutive committee were C. H. Rupp.
Mercedes; Josh Ewing, Donna: John
Pate. Jiidalgo; V. A. Ramsower, Mc
Allen; Owen Council. Mission; C. L.
Cone. Edinburg; Ernest Calhoun.
Pharr; T. C. Downs. Alamo; E. W.
Brooks. Panchita: R. H. Cone. Wes
laco: J- L. Ramirez. East Donna;
W. R. Spell. West McAllen: Roy
Dreidelbis. San Juan: John J.
(Continued on page 10)
Six Named Members
Of Oklahoma Mob
CHICKASHA, Okla, June 4—(A»
—Six men were named as alleged
members of the mob that fatally
wounded Henry Argo, negro, and
wrecked the interior of the Grady
county jail here whfre he was held
last Friday niyht following his ar
rest as the attacker of a white wo
man earlier in the day. in testimony
by the first 11 witnesses appearing
at the inquest into the negro's
death in justice court today.
The name of A. C. Walker, Chick -
asha lunch stand operator, was most
frequently mentioned from the wit
ness stand.
Byrd on Last Leg Of
Homeward Journey
COLON. CANAL, ZONE. June 4
——Homeward bound on the last
stretch of the Journey from the
Antarctic Rear Admiral Richard
Elevvn Byrd and members of his
expedition sailed northward today
toward New York, where they hope
to arrive about June 19.
"DAGGER*’ GETS REPRIEVE
AUSTIN. June 4.—(A*—The board
of pardons today recommended to
Governor Moody that he give Wil
liam ^Dagger) Pruitt, sentenced to
die in the electric chair at Hunts
ville early FTiday, a reprieve of 3Q
days.
MILLER BACKS
VALLEY FIGHT
Lieut. Governor Would Bar
Florida, California
Produce
Taking a vigorous stand for Val
ley products as opposed to those
from California or Florida, Barry
Miller, present lieutenant governor
and candidate for the governorship,
was heartily applauded at the reg
ular meeting of the Rotary club
Wednesday noon.
"It makes me mad every time
I think of Valley products being
barred in California and Florida
while products of those states are
not barred from this state. I assure
you that if I possibly can. I will
have such legislation passed and
enforced,” the lieutenant governor
declared in emphatic tones.
In according with Rotary ethics
the speaker assiduously refrained
from mentioning his candidacy foi
the governorship.
Generalizing, the speaker de
i dared himself a Texan of the old
school who glorified in the size
rrd might of the Lone Star State
* Before Ion?. Texas will be th«
greatest state in the union and th»
Valley will he one of its showplace!
and productive hotbeds In my lln<
of duty. I frequent!'- welcome large
conventions to the state and I never
fail to get in a good word for the
Valley."
Relaxing into a humorous mood
Lt. Gov. Miller spoke of his pres
ent post as largely honorary.
"I get 85 a dav when the legis
lature is in session and $2 the re
mainder of the time." he said
• However. I am generouslv given a
$10 a day secretary, a $6 a das
st*nogranher and a 84 a day janitor
During the off season I make th«
;anitor split with me"
w. S. West thanked the speaker
for his talk and sincere words for
the Valley.
The club voted to send flowers
tc C. L Jessup who is in a hospi
tal at Temple.
The next urogram will be arrang
ed by A. Wayne Wood.
C?r»r?on Stands Pat
WASHINGTON. June 4—1'JPi
Bishop James Cannon Jr., aeair
refused to answer questions befori
»>;# Lobbv committee todav relating
to his part in the anti-Smith cam
paign of 192R
Reoeatine his refusal of Yester
day. the bishop told Senator Walsh
democrat. Montana, that he did
not recoenlz the committee’s rlarhl
to question him on that subject.
Ir this position. Cannon has the
support of Chairman Caraway. wh(
is in Arkansas A full vote of th«
committee probably will decid<
what further steps are to be taken
FORT WORTH HAS 163,227
FORT WORTH. June 4—'JA
Frrt W’orth's population Is 163 227
an Increase of 2,335 over the pre
liminary census announced las'
week.
CAMERON SHOWS
LARGEST COUNT
Race With Hidalgo Close But Incomplete
Returns Indicate 1000 Margin—
Willacy Count Completed
Cameron county with the three largest cities in the Valley has a popu
lation of 77,299 according to official figures released to The Browns
ville Herald at 12:30 p. m. today by L. E. Bennett, census supervisor for
this district.
The population of Willacy county is 10,504 The figures for Hidalgo are
not yet ready and will not be for several days. Three enumerators still
are at work in that county.
Sufficient returns have been received, however, to indicate that Cam
eron county will pass Hidalgo by approximately 1,000. The total census
for the Valley will be In excess of 175,000.
There were 2510 farms In C*meron county and 845 in Willacy. Cam
eron's population was 35,671 in 1920. No figures for that year were
available for Willacy.
VOTE ON PORT
BILL NEARER
_
Tariff Battle Is Expected
To Be Completed By
End of Week
ThoAe following the port situation
most closely in Brownsville were
cheered today by Associated Press
dispatches from Washington stat
ing that leaders are making stren- '
uous efforts to bring the tariff row
to a close by the end of this week.
The rivers and harbors bill is
next on the . Senate's legislative
calendar and members of the upper
house of Congress are expected to
make quick work of the measure
as soon as it reaches the floor.
It has been definitely agreed In
Washington that Congress will not
adjourn until the port bill Is voted
upon and sent to President Hoover
for his signature. That the Presi
dent will sign the bill is considered
virtually a certainty.
Vote on Tariff Bill
Seen by End of Week
WASHINGTON. June 4.—UP)—
■ Republican leaders of the Senate
today sought to work out an ar
' rangement that would insure a
vote on the Tariff Bill by the end
1 of the week.
Repulsed in an effort to obtain an
agreement for a roll-call late in the
* afternoon on the supplementary
1 conference report, containing the
disputed flexible clause, they never
theless were hopefull the wav could
be cleared for early disposition of
the bill.
S3 Derby Tickets
Make Millionaires
EPSOM. England. June 4—OP—
. Millionaires were made in the space
of a few moments this afternoon
through a world-wide network of
sweepstakes which all depended on
the outcome of the derby.
The famous Calcutia sweepstake
! alone was worth S4 50O.OOO to the
! holders of the lucky tickets which
cost about $3 each.
Altogether, more than $10,000,000
in sweepstakes alone hinged on
the derby. The Baltic exchange in
London sponsored a $400,000 sweep
' stake.
BRAKES!AN RICH
CUTHRIE. Okla.. June 4.—(P>
—Luther Smith. Santa Fe Brake
man. doesn’t know yet that he's
<49.000 richer by virtue of holding
a ticket on Iliad second place win
i ner in today's Derby.
Smith's wife, who was virtually
' made speechless by the news, said
her husband was out “on the line”
and wouldn’t be back until to
morrow.
The brakeman bousrht five $1
tickets in the Canadian World War
Army and Navy veterans charity
sweepstakes.
The Smiths have two children.
‘Post’ Will Publish
Valley Labor Data
(Special to The Herald)
HARLINGEN, June 4—The Sat
urday Evening Post, after having
previously declined to print articles
concerning the Valley labor situa
tion. will publish or comment upon
an article now being prepared by
Lamar Gill, manager of Rio Gran
de Valley. Inc.
This was pointed out in the
monthly report submitted to the
organization by Mr. Gill. The
magazine has indicated, he said,
that it will publish the story or
comment upon it editorially. This
is regarded as a victory for the
Valley labor organization by of
ficials.
They Didn’t Do Right by Nell
HAMMOND Ind., June 4—<JP>—
Peg-Leg-Nell, who has hauled a
truit wagon around for a good
many years, caught fire in her
wooden leg. and it was Just too
bad.
Jake Diamond, who owns Peg
leg Nell, told his attorney today
to sue the city of Hammond for
damages to his three - legged
steed. He blames the Hammond
fire department for not doing
right by his Nell.
Some years ago the hone
wasn’t watching where she was
going and stepped into a man
hole Sh? lost a leg. Later her
owner fitted her up with an
artificial one of wood. Thus ac
coutered. Peg-Leg Nell got along
very well.
All might have gone on as be
fore ha'’ not the nag stepped
into a puddle of gasoline at a
filling station. Her owner lighted
? cigarette. He flipped the match
ever the dashboard and it set
fire to the gasoline-covered wood
en leg.
Jake, in seeking damages from
the city, maintains that the fire
men should have extinguished
the fire with water. Instead, he
states, they resorted to chem
icals. Unfortunately they did not
restrict the chemicals to the
wooden limb. They sprayed it all
over Nell. It ate the hair off
Nell’s legs and off her back, and
now, to add to the mortification
of having a wooden leg, she is a
sorry looking creature. \nd v«r
owner wants redress
A.A1C iiguica iCiCaocu uy uciiauj
chief L. E. Bennett on the total pop
ulation of the Rio Grande Valley
are by no means disappointing, It
was pointed out by prominent
Brownsville citizens Wednesday.
Early in April when census enum
erators began their work ol count
ing, various citizens made predic
tions for cities and the Valley aa
a whole. The most optimistic of tho
predictions for the Valley was ap
proximately 150,000. Later prognos
▼ v «r *r + "w *
COUNT BY PRECTNCTS
A table showing the complete
returns for Willacy and Cameron
counties by precincts Is printed
on page ten.
The chart also shows the
number of farms and gives the
amount of increase during the
ten year period in all cases
where comparative figures were
available.
tications. made after the enumer
ators had worked for a month, were
that the Valley would exceed th«
original figure and soar to better
than 180.000.
Although the actual count will
fall slightly below the 180,009 mark,
it will exceed the initial prediction
by better than 25,000.
Returns Official
The returns announced Wednes
day by Mr. Bennett are official and,
definite, and will be mailed to Wash
ington immediately as final.
Hidalgo county has not been com
pleted to date, the census chief ad
ded, and figures for that county will
not be made officially public until
some time next week, at the soonest.
Three census takers are still work
ing in Hidalgo county, canvassing
and rechecking various sections.
The government figures on the
counties printed above were compiled
especially for The Brownsville Her
ald Wednesday morning following
the erroneous reports and figure*
circulated Wednesday morning.
worn uverume
“I'm going to give you the correct
figures, and my staff is not going
home to dinner until they are de
livered to you.” Mr. Bennett said.
“I do not know how the figures
were obtained, as they were not is
sued by any official of the census
bureau,” he added.
Although Hidalgo county has not
been finished. Mr. Bennett said thaw
he was sure Cameron county would
exceed the other Valley county in
population.
“The margin, however, will be
small. Much smaller than was
thought.” he continued. He perdleted
that Cameron county will be not
more than 1000 names ahead of HU
j dalgo. m
Record Liquor Haul
Is Made at Laredo
LAREDO. Tex.. June 4—<A*>—
Laredo customs officers today con
ducted their largest raid of the
year, seizing 2400 bottles of bonded
American whiskey, tequila and
champagne and arresting three
men.
The men were captured after a
thrilling chase and two automobiles
were confiscated. Officers believed
that the cargoes had been loaded
on this side of the Rio Grande
after the intoxicants had been
brought across the river by swim
ming dogs.
j WEATHER j
Por Brownsville and the Valley:
Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday,
probably occasionally unsettled.
For East Texas: Mostly cloudy
tonight and Thursday; probably
local showers in south and west
portions.
Moderate to fresh easterly to
southerly winds on the coast.
RIVER FORECAST
The river will fall moderately faat
at San Benito and Brownsville dur
ing the next 24 to 36 hours, and
continue to fall there after prac
tically all along during the next
few days.
Flood Present 24-Hr. H-Hr.
Stage Stax* Cbnc Ra!o
Eagle Pass 18 20 -0.1 DO
Laredo 27 -17 0.0 DO
j Rio Grande 21 7.4 -ID 38
Mission 22 9.7 -2.6 .02
San Benito 23 18 2 -46 DO
Brownsville 18 16.4 -19 D3
TIDE TABLE
High and low tide at Point Isabel
tomorrow, under normal meteorol
ogical condltons:
High . 11:06 a. m.
Low.4:50 a. m.; 6:09 p. m.
MISCELLANEOUS DATA
Sunset today .. 7:19
Sunrise tomorrow .. 5 17

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