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_I the VALLEY FIRST—FIRST IN THE VALLEY—LEASE D WIRE SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS—(IP) 1
THIRTY-EIGHTH YEAR—NO. 236 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS. THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1930 ■ FOURTEEN PAGES TODAY 6c A COPY
0*Mgggg —Bg BS
IN OUR !
VALLEY
tea BY THE FIREMAN
riDAY Gov. Dan Moody, one of
the Valley's mo6t loyal and
warmest friends is making a
tour of its cities and farms to get
local color for the speech he will
make at the Harlingen municipal
auditorium tonight. He will talk
in behalf of his fight against adverse
jyfr.icitv being circulated in Wis
and other states against this ;
modern Garden of Eden.
% The young governor received a j
heartfelt and vociferous welcome
when he arrived today. He deserved
one. As governor he has fought j
hard the battles of the Valley. As
a private citizen he will do like- j
wise. Who knows, he might decide ;
to come live in the Valley. It is a
place down here for BIG men. The j
chief executive of this great state .
Is no small man, no peanut politic-!
ian.
NIGHT Gov. Moody will urge
the organization of a Better
Business Bureau of the Valley.
He will back it on the grounds that
It will help combat the efforts of
other, jealous sections to discredit
its wonders. It is not likely that
he will advocate It as a cure-all.
There must be some booster or
ganization supported by every city
and community in the Valley, to do
this. A house-cleaning body, such
as a Better Business Bureau would
be, cannot accomplish such an end.
It can only weed out the undesir
ables from the business enterprises
of the Valley. Bad to relate, there
is work along this line for it to do.
* * m
ON June 12 two hundred or more
boys and young men of the Val
ley. between the ages of 16 and
24, will be enrolled as members of
the Citizen’s Military Traning Camp
at Camp Bullis, near San Antonio.
They will strive to maintain the rep
utation of last year's aggregation,
who established themselves as be
longing to the best all-around dele
gation in the camp. They ought to
probably will succeed.
f • * •
ItlRTUALLY every one who was
¥ on hand last year is returning
* They are taking with them
many other strong, healthy. Valley- j
raised recruits. There should be a
bigger and better representation
from the Valley than last year.
It is not too late to enroll. Those
who are able and eligible should
hand in their names at once to any |
reserve officer of the army in the,
Valley. Uncle Sam is footing the
whole bill.
• • •
rERE is another proposition,
which is appealing strongly to:
the boys living in and near San
Benito. It is the contests being
[ staged under the auspices of the |
1 American Legion to select the bestj
American and Mexican linguist and
perhaps still more important, the
hardest working boys of that sec
tion. The awards include valuable!
cash prizes and trips to Mexico.
They are laudable contests. They
will be of great benefit to the par
ticipants in years to come.
• • •
rOUGH summer vacations are at
hand, there v/ill be many other
Valley boys too young, or too
tied up. to go to the C. M. T. C., or
who do not live in the vicinity of
San Benito. Many of them will
spend the season profitably. Among
them are those who are Boy Scouts.
There is no organization better
fitted to bring out the finer, manly
I things in a boy than this one. Al
ready there are many troops in the
Valley doing great good for the boys
who belong to them and accomplish
ing much for the communities in
which they are located.
• • •
fNCOURAGING is the news that
* the Saturday Evening Post will j
give space in the near future to
the arguments of those who are
opposed to further restriction of
Mexican immigration. For a long
time this publication refused to give
a “day in court" to those who
thought a stringent immigration
1 quota should not be placed on Mex
f ico.
/ The “Post" already has printed
articles advocating enactment by
Congress of the Harris-Box bill
which would drastically reduce the
number of Mexican immigrants
coming into this country.
Judge Lamar Gill has reported to
the Bio Grande Valley, Inc. that)
» he has been assured the magazine
» will give some space to a discussion
of the other side of the question.!
Perhaps Its views will be changed,
when the necessity for this immi
i gratlon and the high calibre of the i
immigrants are pointed out.
• • •
REPORTS of Wholesale arrests of
tourists, remaining in the Val
ley for protracted stays, because
they have not purchased Texas li
cense plates have turned out to be
unfounded. A careful check of the
Justice of the peace courts in Cam
eron county have shown there have
been onlv one or two convictions,
and these have been in cases of
flagrant violators.
Circulation of such faulty reports
does the Valiev no good. .It helps
to keep tourists away from here.
It is also unfair to nsinuate that
' state highway patrolmen have been
\ ^er-realous in enforcing this law.
I £* key have not. They have and will
} | Anttnue to give warnings where
v*»rnings are needed and make ar
rests where they are needed.
Meanwhile, they will devote the
majority of their time to the real
task for which they have been sent
here — attempting to solve the Val
ley’s traffic problem.
BOCA CICA
LIFE GUARD
IS ASSURED
Civic Clubs Prepare
To Accept Coast
Guard's Offer
Eoca Chica waters will be made
safe for women, children, and
bush-league swimmers.
The United States coast guard
at Point Isabel is ready and willing
to station a life saver on the Boca
Chica beach, and prison labor has
teen offered to install posts and
ropes if the city will furnish the
material, a letter to the chamber
of commerce from Ralph A. Dun
kelberg disclosed Thursday.
The various civic clubs in the
city are working towards making
the beaches safe for inexperienced
swimmers, and a meeting will be
held at the chamber of commerce
offices immediately following the
return of G C. Richardson, local
secretary who is attending a con- ;
vertion at Plainview, Texas. He j
expects to return here early next
week, chamber officials said today.
The matter was to be presented
before the city commissioner's meet
ing Monday, but the absence of
Mr Richardson caused the plans
to be altered.
"Committees have been appoint
ed bv Rotarians. Kiwanians. and
Lions to work on this protect." Mr.
Dunkeiberg says in his letter. “Mr.
Sam Perl informs me that the
coast guard will furnish a life saver
o* guard down there if the service
clubs will send a letter asking for
one. and Mr. Cox has been inform
ed that the county commissioners
court will furnish engineering ser
vice and prison labor to put un the
posts and ropes if we can get the
material."
Plans will be comnleted next week
nnd work be started as soon as pos
sible after the meeting to be held
*»♦ the chamber of commerce.
San Benito Permits
More Left Turns
<Special to The Herald *
SAN BENITO. June 5— Left
turns will be permitted on the main :
street among the traffic lights, it •
was decided at the meeting Wed
nesday night of the San Benito
city commissioners.
Controversy has been rife in the i
city over the ordinance prohibiting
left-turns on the main street after |
the installation of stop-and-go
lights, citizens claiming that it
slowed traffic.
The parking situation in the bus
iness section, said to have become
s-'roius. was also discussed. Busi
ness men with stores on this street
have signed a petition in which
they agree not to park their cars
on this street during business hours.
Tom Hickman Weds
FORT WORTH. June 5.——
Ranger Captain Tom Hickman, who
many times has prided himself on
“getting his man.” today had his
girl, who was Miss Tina Knight of
Fort Worth before they were mar
ried yesterday at the bride's home.
The ceremony was performed by
Rev. P B. Hill, of San Antonio,
chaplain of the Rangers, in the
presence of Ranger Sergeant Manu
el fLone Wolf* Oonzaullas of Dal
las.
TarifTBill Upheld
WASHINGTON. June 5—<>F—The
tariff bill was returned to confer
ence today for the fourth time
when Vice-President Curtis upheld
a democratic point of order against
its rate provision.
El Jar din Graduates
Standing, left to right: Bruce Underwood. Dorothy Walker. Jack
Tripplett. Seated are Ruth Froyd and Nellie Beery.
Brownsville to Greet Moody
On Trip to Valley Today
Governor Arrives in Harlingen Jlarly—
Raymondville Host at Luncheon
Speaks at Harlingen Tonight
(Special to The Herald.)
HARLINGEN. June 5.—Dan Moody, governor of Texas, arrived in Har
lingen early Thursday morning in a special car attached to the regular
passenger train, accompanied by H. R. Safford, executive vice-president of
the Missouri Pacific lines, Houston, and D. K. Woodward of Austin.
Gov. Moody and party detrained and immediately began an automo
bile tour of the upper Valley in company with Mr. Safford, Mr. Wood
ward, and a party of Valley citizens.
“I want to see as much of the Valley as possible before night," the gov
WANT ROAD
(Special to The Herald)
SAN BENITO. June 5—A peti
tion requesting that Rangerville and
San Benito be connected by means
of a paved road four and one-half
miles long by way of Landrum Park
was approved by the Kiwanis club
here Wednesday, it is stated that
the petition will be presented to
other service clubs here this week
for action.
J. A. Welch placed the matter be
fore the Kiwanlans, explaining that
Rangerville community has gotten
up a petition addressed to San Ben
ito people asking their co-operation
In getting the road paved The Ki
wanians approved the petition and
instructed C. L. Milner, secretary,
to inform A. V. Logan, county com
missioner, and O. C. Dancy, county
judge, of their actipn.
---I
Valley Grapes Are Ripe
Commercial Possibilities of Grape Culture
Declared Promising by Growers
Many Valley residents are eating grapes today six weeks ahead of
California. They are just as good and of course taste better than any
other grapes In the world.
A waiter stacked high with several varieties of big, luscious grapes in
large bunches were brought into the Herald office today by Mrs. Mar
garet McAllen Fairbanks, widow of the Valley’s pioneer experimenter
in grape culture.
The work is being carried on profitably at the McAllen ranch in the red
TONGS WAR
Chinamen Adopt Regular
Gangster Methods
CHICAGO. June 5—i.F—Gang
gunnery went Chinese last night.
A group of celestials armed with
pistols and a machine gun. swept
through Chinatown, raking the ter
ritory in the neighborhood of Arch
er avenue and Twenty-second street.
Their purpose, police learned, was
to assassinate Frank Chin, but in
this they failed.
Chin told police he was a rep
resentative of the Chin Oak Tin
Tong, a national organization de
voted. he said, to the interests of the
ancient Chin family.
Police questioned him at length
to learn just what the interests of
the ancient Chin family really are.
This is believed to have been the
first Chicago appearance of Chi
nese gunmen performing in the Chi
cago gang manner. ,
sana aistnct of Hidalgo countv by
Mrs. Fairbanks and her son, El'dred
McAllen, who accompanied her to
Brownsville.
Between 40 and 50 varieties are
being raised on 25 acres set aside
at the ranch for grape culture. The
growers are enthusiastic over pros
pects for big commercial crops in
the future.
At present the varieties showing
the most commercial possibilities
are Thomson's Seedless and White
Concords. Both are heavy produc
ers and are very popular in the
markets of the countrv.
--:_
W AITER KILLED
NEW YORK. June 5—.*»>— A
Chinese waiter was shot six times
and killed today and police saw in
the slayings a possible Tong war.
The victim, Ha Gong. 25 years old,
was killed by two men who had
concealed themselves near the door
of his furnished room in Allen
street.
ANOTHER SLAIN
NEWARK. N. J.. June 5.—(£V
Eng Sing, 25. a Chinese laundry
man, was found slain today behind
his shop*, with a hatchet buried
his skull.
terror said this morning.
The party drove to Mission up
state highway No. 12. continued to
Edinburg, and planned to return
to Harlingen via Edcouch, Elsa, and
Raymondville. Lunch was eaten in
Raymondville, If plans made Thurs
day morning were followed.
During the afternoon the gover
nor's party is expected to Inspect
the lower Valley, going from Har
lingen to San Benito and Browns
ville.
Dinner will be at the Plaza hotel,
Harlingen, at 6:30, and will be given
by the temporary board of directors
of the Valley Better Business Bur
eau. They are:
G. C. Richardson and C. R. Ty
reil, Brownsville; J. E. Bell and
Jim Ward. San Benito; B M. Hol
land and Walton D. Hood. Harlin
gen. Cleve Tandy. Los Fresnos; J.
E. Porter. Rio Hondo; C. E. Craig,
Lyford; Lamar Gill, Raymondville;
Al Parker, La Feria; John Phelan
and Al Prince. Mercedes: Ed Couch,
Weslaco; F. E. Knapp, Donna; C. H.
Swallow. Alamo; J. N. Dyer, San
Juan; A. A. Kelley, Pharr; A. J.
McColl and A. Nix, McAllen; Tom
Sammons and G. E. Goodwin, Mis
sion; Lloyd Blood worth and L. R.
Bell, Edinburg; L. R. Brooks, Rio
Grande City; V. A. Sutphen, Ed
couch. Tom Phillips. Santa Rosa;
Joe Pate. Hidalgo; E. Watts. Pro
greso; S. I. Jackson. Point Isabel;
T. M Melden. Mission, escretary;
and S. Finley Ewing. Harlingen,
chairman.
Following the banquet Governor
Moody will go to tho Fair Park aud
itorium and a public meeting will
begin there at 8 p. m. The speeches
will be broadcast.
Liquor Hearing
(Special to The Herald.)
HARLINGEN, June 5. — Pre
liminary hearing for George Chef
field. on charges growing out of the
seizure of a large uqantity of
liquor, were held before Justice of
the Peace W. H. Sharp Thursday
morning. City, county and federal
officers were connected with the
arrest.
Bond was set for $1250, although
attorneys for the defendant at
tempted to reduce this to $1,000. Mr.
Sheffield made bond, and was re
leased.
No Water Pollution
(Sperinl to Tne Herald*
SAN BENITO. June 5.— H. E.
Elrod, Houston sewage disposal
expert, reported at the meeting
that after an investigation he found
that the San Benito plant was In
perfect working order and that
raw sewage was not being run in
to the Arroyo Colorado as has been
claimed.
Who'll Fix Car—Insurance
Bto Grande Valley Trust Co*—Adr.
AIRPORT BOND
ISSUE IS ASKED
IN HARLINGEN
Commissi oners Set
July 8 for Vote
On Project
(Special to The Herald.)
HARLINGEN .June 5—The Har
lingen airport committee has report
ed favorably on two sites for the
field, it was reported Thursday
noon.
Mayor Sam Botts said today that
the city expected to purchase ap
proximately 400 acres of land for
the landing field instead of the 200
acres required by the United States
Department of Commerce, to allow
for growth and expansion.
The two fields already considered
are of 360 and 400 acres. The bond
election for $200,000 will be called
for July 8, it was disclosed.
A government expert will visit
Harlingen at the end of a month's
time and will be asked to pass on
the sites the airport committee will
have selected by that time. After he
passes favorably on three of them,
the purchase of one will follow.
A meeting was held in Harlingen
Wednesday night by the commission
which decided to call a bond issue
election for $200,000. The motion
passed unanimously.
Requirements for an airport. In
cluding hangars and runways are
being investigated by the commis
sioners.
Roasting Ear Crop
Is of Good Quality
(Special to The Herald.)
HARLINGEN. June 5.-Quality of
the roasting ear crop which is still
moving out of the Valley at the rate
of 30 to 40 cars daily, is said to be
the best in years.
Most of the com is moving out of
Hidalgo County where the growers
are more experienced in raising
com for the roasting ear market, it
is stated.
The crop is bringing from 35 to
40 cents a bushel to the grower in
the field.
The movement is expected ta last
through June.

San Benito Banker
Denies New Post
fSpecial to The Herald )
SAN BENITO. June 5.—Reports
that he had resigned as active
vice-president of the San Benito
Bank and Trust company to become
cashier of the First National bank
of Edinburg are denied by H. G.
Marshall of San Benfto. He says
that he was approached in the mat
ter but has decided definitely to re
main here.
F. W. Lemburg of McAllen is act
ing as cashier of the Edinburg bank
until a successor is found to Clin
ton Frasier. Sr., resigned.
Navy Flyer Believed
To Have Set Record
WASHINGTON. June 5.—<&—
lieutenant Apollo 8oucek. high
flying naval aviator, today await
ed word from the Bureau of Stand
ards that he had set a new altitude
record.
He soared nearly eight miles
above the earth yesterday. His
special altimeter recorded 42,000
feet, but its graduations were so
fine that he could not tell wheth
er he had exceeded the 42.122-foot
record held by Willi Neunhofen, of
Germany.
Sale of Hotel At
Mercedes Likely
(Special to The Herald)
MERCEDES. June 5.—The sale of
the Mercedes Hotel was not confirm
the Mercedes Hotel by O. T. Hoyt,
owner, although he admitted that
tentative plans had been discussed
with John R. Bowes of Chicago.
“The deal may be closed Thurs
day afternoon." Mr. Hoyt said
A total of approximately $175,000
is involved.
If the deal is successfully termin
ated, Mr. Bowes plans to erect
business buildings on the lots ad
joining the hotel, and will remodel
the hotel itself, he said Thursday.
Alleged Leader Of
Rioters Is Indicted
CHICKASHA, Okla., June 5.—iff)
—Said by B. P. Holding, Grady
county attorney, to ha\«e been
named by two witnesses as the al
leged rioter who climbed the bat
tle scarred wall of the jail here early
last Saturday and fired the shot
that fatally wounded Henry Argo,
besieged prisoner, Jud Brown, 33,
was held in the jail today.
DEFIANT
BISHOP JAMES C. CANNON
******
CANNON WALKS
OUT ON PROBERS
Bishop Doesn't Choose To
Answer Questions
Of Committee
WASHINGTON. June 5.—UP*
Stlll defiant of senatorial authori
ty Bishop James Cannon,. Jr., in
formed the Senate Lobby commit
tee today he would withdraw as
a "voluntary witness" and would
answer no more questions unless
subpoenaed.
He then left the committee room
Up to this time he had been appear
ing voluntarily, having asked for a
hearing.
His refusal on two successive days
to answer questions about his ex
penditures In the Virginia anti
Smith campaign in 1928 already has
presented the committee a poser.
The members are divided on the
question of prosecuting him for
contempt.
Today, at the outset of the hear
ing, the bishop broadened his re
fusal to cover any and all questions
which might be asked while he re
mained in his status of voluntary
witness.
He announced his position In a
prepared statement, which he read
from the witness stand.
Then, amid applause and hisses
from the spectators, he gathered
up the crutch upon which he has
leaned in entering and moving
about the committee room, and
walked away.
"You take your own course, but
we have not excused you." Senat
or Walsh of Montana called after
him. "Senator Blaine wishes to
question you."
Moving away as Blaine started
talking, the bishop sai4 over his
shoulder:
“I will be at my office if the com
mittee wishes to subpoena me."
Two Soldiers Die In
San Antonio Crash
SAN ANTONIO. June 5.—(T5—
Dashed to the eround when their
motorcycle collided with an auto
mobile.' Private Albert R. Whitley.
27. of Towanda, Pa., and Private Ce
cil Hankinson. 22. of Mineral Wells,
were killed near here last night.
Both men were members of the
20th photographic section at Brooks
field. Hankinson was driving the
motorcycle and Whitley was rid
ing tandem when the accident oc
curred.
Accidentally Shot
HARLINGEN, June 5.— Antonio
Ybarre, Harlingen, accidentally shot
bimeslf in the leg Wednesday night
while he was hunting nortlf of
town.
He was borught to the Valley
Baptist hospital by William Dor
man. also of Harlingen, who found
Ybarre wounded near the road.
The wounded man was operated
on Thursday and shots extracted
from his leg. His condition was re
ported as satisfactory.
No Wrist Hacking
SPOKANE, Wash. June 5.—</P>—
If you must fight with your fam
ily. don't do it at meal times, be
cause you can't fight well and
digest well at the same time.
Using that as a thesis in a speech
for delivery today. Dr. W. W. W
Pritcherd. Los Angeles, told Osteo
paths from Washington. Idaho, and
Montana, that the two kinds of ner
vous systems in the human body can
only do one thing at a time.
“The Para-sympathetic system
attends to the digestion of meals,’
he said, "while the sympathetic
system takes care of the business ol
fighting and quarreling. Only on<
system can work at a time.
CREAGER PLACED
IN DEMO RACE
Party Chairman Announces His Name Filed—•
Petition Signed by Thirty Men—
G.O.P. Leader in Washington
DALLAS, June 5.—<JP)—R. B. Creager, republican national committee
man for Texas, has been drafted as a democratic candidate for governor,
Albert Sidney Johnson, secretary of the State Democratic Executive Com
mittee, announced today.
The application for a place for Creager on the democratic ticket waa
received today by Johnson from D. W. Wilcox of Georgetown, committee
ch an. It had been mailed to Wilcox from Dallas Monday before the
time ior filing ended.
'▼.▼.▼ "▼ W W W W ¥ T ▼ ▼ :
IT’S A GREAT DAY
FOR SOMEBODY
NEW YORK. June 5—\JP)—It
was still a question tf^ay in the
Dougherty family of Brooklyn
whether Edward and Daniel,
brokerage clerks, or their father,
a hotel doorman owns the tick
et which won $149,262 on the
English derby yesterday In a
Quebec pool.
But one thing the boys and
Dougherty here were agreed:
Somebodv ought to get up to
Quebec In a hurry and collect
the money.
So all three planned to start
for Canada today—and when
the money Is actually in hand
they’ll decide how to divide it.
LEM NEED IS
TOLD BY DANCY
Closing of Two Gaps On
Military Road Asked
By County Judge
The need for levee protection at
the two gaps in the Military high
way was brought forcibly home by
the recent high water. County Judge
O. C. Dancy states, and he favors
closing them as soon as possible.
The road itself would serve as a
levee as in other parts of the county.
“I hope the highway commission
at its June session, will lend a will
ing ear to our request for aid, but
if it does not. I favor the submis
sion to the voters of a $375,000 bond
issue under the 15 cent statute to
close these gaps and to supplement
Judge A. V. Logan s allotment to the
Rangerville road so as to give a
concrete road from Highway 12 at
the Arroyo brldgy to the Military
road,’* the judge stated.
While no county levees were bro
ken by the highwater. it is generally
conceded that the two gaps in the
military road are the most vulner
able spots in the county levee sys
tem.
Livestock Com. Ask
State for $550,0C0
AUSTIN. June 5—,/P)— Seeking
funds to carry out its program for
the next two years, the state live
stock sanitary commission planned
today to present its request to the
state board of control for 150.000.
It* a meeting Monday at San An
gtlo. the commission determined the
amount of the budget request, vot
ing to ask for a slight Increase for
Its tick eradiaction program.
Tacoma Mad Bull Is
Defeated by Woman
TACOMA. Wash.. June 5—(AV
Attacked by a maddened bull. H.
P. Johnson, farmer, escaped with
shock and a few bruises, thanks to
Mrs. Delta Farrington, diminutive
housekeeper at the Johnson farm,
who beat off the animal with a
pitchfork.
‘Dry Law Dead’
DALLAS. June 5.—(A*>—W. C.
Graves. Dallas police commissioner,
declared yesterday that the state
prohibition law “is as dead as if it
never had been passed and every
police official in Texas knows that.”
He added that “the Dean law
would be a farce if it were not for
the fact that it is completely ig
nored because prosecution under its
rigorous terms is useless.”
Volcano Erupts
NAPLES. Italy. June 5.—(A» —
Warning that the present eruption
of Vesuvius may be serious and
that immediate construction of
earthworks is necessary to aver pos
sible disaster was made today by
professor Malladra, head of the
Vesuvius observatory.
Nature Dresses Up Death Valley
BEATY. Nevada, June 5.—UP)—
Death Valley, forbidding, myste
rious desert, whose scalding heat
usually is an effective barrier
against entrance of summer visi
tors, has been transformed by a
prank of nature into a brilliant
area of floweip.
Back in covered wagon days, in
1850, a party of emigrants, Cali
fornia bound, perished from thirst
In the arid waste. The Valley, 150
miles long and from 10 to 35 miles
wide, received its name from the
incident.
So extreme is the heat during
most summer months that even
the lizards and horned toads, ex
istent reptile life from October
until the middle of May, myste
riously depart for other habita
tions.
But this year, for 19 consecut
ive days in May. fresh showers
fell on the parched desert lands.
Myriad varieties of seeds which
apparently had lain dormant far
many years, suddenly burst into
bloom in all parts of the rugged
waste land.
The landscape, usually charac
terized by bare sand dunes and
buttes and lomas of tan and choc
olate, was changed into a splash
of marvelous color. Wild flowers
range from yellows and reds to
deep purple.
Blossoms carpet the desert floor
112 feet below the sea level. The
blossoms sweep in a colorful
circle. From a distance the giant
death bowl usually an arid waste
of scorching sand, appears as a
thick purple carpet.
The phenomenon is a botanists*
paradise. Letscn Balliet. mining
engineer and botanist, said that
one hundred varieties of flowers,
many of them unclassified, could
be gathered within thirty minutes
In a radius of fifty yards.
$ The petition was signed by 30 per
sons, five more than are required un
der the law. With its filing, Creag
er occupied the same official status
as Gov. Dan Moody, Lynch David
son of Houston, and Ben. Pink L.
Parrish of Lubbock, all of whom
were drafted.
Johnson said that he was certain
that under the recent supreme court
ruling In the Love case Creager
could qualify. “The committee has
no euthority to keep him off a
democratic primary ballot merely
because he happens to be a republi
can, and the head of that party In
Texas.”
The list of signers of the applica
tion was headed by H. C. Williams
of Dallas.
The above announcement was
viewed as a joke or a mistake by
members of Mr. Creager s office hero
today. Creager, himself, could not
be reached as he was in Washing
ton.
Neither Mrs. Creager nor member*
of the republican leader s office had
previously heard of the action and
were inclined to view it lightly.
Liquor Buyers Not
Innocent—Sheppard
WASHINGTON. June 5.—UPi—
Senator Sheppard called it “gro
tesque” today to consider liquor
buyers innocent of law violation.
The supreme court has held them
innocent under present law. and the
Texas Senator was advocating judi
ciary committee approval of his bill
to make buyers as guilty as boot
leggers.
Sheppard testified press comment*
on the supreme court decision ‘have
been to the effect that purchaser*
could now feel a profound relief and
proceed to bur intoxicating liquor
with im">nity.”
Graf Zeppelin Lands
In Seville Thursday
SEVILLE. Spain. June 5.—i,/P>—
! The Graf Zeppelin completing the
first stage of her return to Fried
richafen from the United States,
landed at the Seville airdrome at
5:04 p. m. <12:04 P. M. E. S. T.>
Von Elm Wins Over
Former French Ace
LABOULIE. FRANCE. June 5 —
.P—George Von Elm of Detroit,
reached the final round of the
French amateur golf championship
today, defeating Andre Gobert,
former titleholder, one up In 19
holes.
Rural Route Extended
(Special to The Herald.)
SAN BENITO. June 5.—By add
ing 11.6 miles to rural free deliv
ery route No. 4 out of San Benito.
141 additional families will be
served by carrier W. O. Galloway,
according to Postmaster Floyd 8.
Worth who has received authoriza
tion for the extension.
The extension will be effective
June 16.
MILLER IN SAN BENITO
‘Special to The Herald.)
SAN BENITO. June 5.—Barry
Miller, candidate for governorship
of Texas, was a visitor in San Ben
ito Wednesday evening, visiting with
friends.
MORROW PRESIDENT?
TRENTON. N. J, June 5.—<&>—
A presidential boom tor Dwight W.
Morrow, ambassador to Mexico and
candidate for the Republican sen
atorial nomination in New Jersey,
has been launched here.
MOTHERS IN PARIS
PARIS, June 5.—(A*)—The fifth
group of American gold star moth
ers. 136 strong, arrived in Paris this
afternoon. All were well.
1 WEATHER
V-■■ 1-— - -
For Browns rill e and the Valley:
Partly cloudy tonight and Friday,
occasionally unsettled. Moderate to
fresh southerly winds on the west
coast.
RIVER FORECAST
The river will continue to fall
slowly practically all along during
the next few days.
Flood Present 24-Hx. 24-Hr.
Stairs Stage Cbne Bain
Eagle Pass 16 1.9 -01 .00
Laredo 27 -1.8 -01 .00
Rio Grande 21 6.8 -0.6 .00
Mission 22 8.5 -12 .04
San Benito 23 15.6 -2 6 .00
Brownsville 18 12.2 -4 2 .01
TIDE TABLE
High and low tide at Point Isabel
tomorrow, under normal meteorol
ogical condi tons:
High.12:5? a. m.; 11:24 a. m.
Low.6:31 a. m.; 6:44 p. ni
MISCELLANEOUS DATA
Sunset today ... 7:19
Sunrise tomorrow **#*•«••••** **!•

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