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Try Washing by Telephone Call ^"O A S" IfAICTC Qln|* flimiim^iiilV Tifrsilu _THE VALLEY FIRST—FIRST IN THE VALLEY—LEASE D WIRE SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS—(/P) I-— - THIRTY-EIGHTH YEAR—NO. 240 BROWNSVILLE. TEXAS, SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 1930 TWENTY-TWO PAGES TODAY 6c A COPY I IN OUR : VALLEY *- BY THE FIREMAN esse? GRINDING his brakes and his teeth at the same time, The Fireman today fades out of the picture. No longer will he be a column con ductor. The end of the road for his train of thoughts and whatnot has been reached. Monday morning the regular En gineer of this column will arrive bright and early, shaking the mud and flood waters of Arkansas off his feet, rearin' to get back to work. Fireman must take his scat .< in the coal car. • • ■ ONLY one section in the world, the Valley, could boast of so many happy events within the past two weeks as have occurred down here, Census reports showed it to be the fastest growing section . in the country. Its growth has been ! so rapid, so solid that it astonishes any one who has not been in the I Valley to discover the reason. One - look, however, is sufficient to ex-! plain it all. Gov. Moody w as right j when he said this is the modern Promised Land. ONCE the Valley or any one of Its towns makes up Its mind to do something, it does it and does it In a big way. Witness the man ner in which Brownsville voters ral lied to the cause of the port and approved an additional issue of $1,500,000 worth of bonds for the project by a record-breaking major ity and the largest turn-out of vo ters in history. This action exem plifies the spirit of the Valley—to do big things in a big way—in a hurry • • • DOWN here in the Tip of Texas there always is something big going on. Just as a reminder a few of the activities of the past two weeks will be given. Plans are going ahead rapidly for the formation of a Better Business Bureau of the Valley, which will clean out undesirables In all lines of business, help counteract the vicious, unfounded anti-Valley propaganda being desslmated In some sections. Gov. Dan Moody, loyal friend of this section, paid it a visit, looked it all over from one end to the other, then delivered a ringing plea for unity and pledged Its efforts T cl shutting up its critics, jfarlingen decided to hold an elec tion July 8 to vote a $200 000 bond issue for an extensive airport, made plans to build an imposing country clubhouse on the edge of the muni-1 cipal golf course, opened its new. modern school house. Raymond - ville also began raising funds for a country club. In San Benito, it was announced work is soon to begin on a $300,000 school building program and a $75, 000 church. Mercedes also will have a new school. News of lively build ing activity has been received from other Valley towns. An African parrot celebrated her thirtieth birthday by laying her first egg and a queen bee, turned air-minded, rode from Mexico to the Brownsville airport, proceeded to vamp every American bee in sight and try to run the pilots away from the hangars. All of these things and many others happened in only two weeks. Think of it! • • • Brownsville and other valley towns are the most popular tourist* centers in the entire state. There is no denying it. The most conclusive proof is the fact that the railroads do not offer all year-around excursion rates to any city in the state except Brownsville. Texas has many wonderful places but this action of the railroads stamps the Valley as the real won derland This is Just one more of many things to brag about down here at the end of the rainbow. • • • TERDAY business and profes ior.al women from all over Tex as began arriving for a convrn which will last for three days, •eginning Monday. The Valley wel comes them with open arms. They are among the state's most promi nent citizens. They will like it down here as every one does. Many of them will come back — some to stay. • • • EVERY fireman has his day. This one certainly has enjoyed his, fifteen of them. But now: The Engineer comes ’round the bend. Goodbye, dear readers, goodbye; The Firemans frolic now must end. Goodbye, dear readers, goodbye. This is either a theme song or a swan song. Take your pick. The throttle is being turned over to more able hands. The substitute goes back to warm the bench. Tne Freman takes a back seat. Long live The Engineer. "SALUTE!” Bacon’s Firm Sued The Valley Citrus Groves, Inc., Harlingen, was sued for $2,400 in Vie district court yesterday. The action was brought in the name of Jennings and Speed, nurserymen, also of Harlingen. The claim grew out of money al leged to be due the company for nursery stock delivered during the past eight to twelve months. The case probably will be called at the July term of court. Earl C. Bacon. Harlingen iand «, is president of the company j sued. He announced recently he and his associates had based the Adams tract, large citrus development in the vicinity of Harlingen. r « FEW IN RACES FOR VARIOUS COUNTY JOBS Many Incumbents Are Unopposed, Survey Discloses With the date for filing candidacy for district and state offices already past and the closing date for county filing only a week off, indi cations point toward a mild politic al season in Cameron county circles. Unless business picks up briskly in the office of H. L. Yates, chair man of the county Democratic or ganization during the coming week, a number of officers will return to their posts unopposed. No candidates have announced for the major county offices as yet, but it is understood that practically every officer will be up for re-elec tion. These filings must be In the office of Mr. Yates by Saturday. Judge A. M. Kent is certain to be returned to the bench in the civil district court. Piling date for dis trict offices is already past and he is the only certified candidate. By like token, George Westervelt of Corpus Christi, who has been serving as criminal district prose cutor, will take over the Judgeship of the criminal district court, suc ceeding Judge A. W. Cunningham, retired. Westerveldt is the only cer tified candidate. Two for Attorney D. S. Purl of Corpus Christi and j C. K. Richards of Brownsville will be the two candidates for the post of criminal district attorney. Purl made a fair showing against West ervelt last election. Richards, local barrister, is entering politics for the first time. Several men have been mentioned as possible candidates for the office j of district clerk, a post now held by John Scanlan of Brownsville. The j incumbent has held the post over a long span of years. Joe Cunning ham of Harlingen, who opposed Scanlan last year, Is a possibility. George Waters of Harlingen and Jim Browne of Brownsville are j others who have been mentioned as likely material. ! As yet, no opposition has shown j on the horizon for County Judge O. j C. Dancy. The judge defeated Charles Mayfield of Harlingen in the last race in handy fashion. He is one of the oldest county offi cials in the point of service Before taking over the Judgeship, he was county attorney. Hall Unopposed M. R. Hall, present county attor ney. who will be seeking his second elective term, has drawn no oppo sition as yet and there is no indi cation that he will. He was appoint- | ed to the post Januarv 1925 by the enmmisisoner s court and in the last ■ election beat his opponent two to j one. Hall was mentioned as a possible candidate for criminal district Judge, but he let Monday go by with out filing for that position. He had (Continued on page 2) Freed Solon Files For G.O.P. Office OKLAHOMA CITY. Jun e7.— —O. O. Owens, pardoned Tuesday night by Governor Holloway from a year’s sentence for contempt of the Oklahoma supreme court, tonight filed as a Republican candidate for Lieutenant-governor. Owens now is a state representative from Tulsa county. Diplomat Slain LISBON. Portugal, June 7—— An assassin with an avowed hatred of diplomatic officials today shot and killed Dr. Von Ballgand. Ger man minister to Lisbon. The assassin, who was arrested, came from Danzig with a German passport. He gave the name of Franz Piechowski. 39. and said he had at one time taken out first j naturalization papers at New York. Harlingen High School Graduates Front row. left to right: Alverna Green, Mickie Lozono, Gladys Franklin. Mae Johnson, Gladys Price, Fae Johnson. Evelyn Sparks. Louise Wassom, Pauline Gumm. Second row, left to right: Jane Woodward, Frankie Mae McLeod. Edna Jones. Gladys Reed. Lois McIntyre, Opal Holland. Bonnie Bell Bryant, Margaret Todd. Third row. left to right: Maurice Washam, Richard Bennett. Doyle Parmer. Cecil Roberts. Clar ence Martin. Aired Dodillet, Bryson Scott, Dwight Yoder, and Neal Du Bois. Back row, left to right: Harold Russel, Marion Rose, Walton Jones, Franklin Miller, Irwin Culley. VOTE ON PORT BILL NEARER Tariff Passage Considered Probable Soon; Senate Anxious to Quit The port bill definitely is next on the legislative program of the Senate and the upper branch of congress will not quit until it is sent to President Hoover for his signa ture. <<t This fact became certain yeste*, day according to an Associated Press dispatch to The Brownsville Herald. The vote on the tariff bill is expected by the end of next week. Meanwhile, all members of con gress are getting anxious to get back home. This is campaign year and there are many fences to build, many votes to corral. Washington Hat In addition to this, there is an other reason for their wanting to get a wav from Washington right away. It is that the heat in the nation’s capital is terrific at this time of the year. Of all the bills oA the legislative calendar, the rivers and harbors bill probably has the most wide spread support. At least three fourths of the members of con gress have fingers in the pie and they want it passed so they can present, authorized products to their constituents. The port measure is one which, according to all reports from Wash ington. the president will sign. The money authorized to be spent, it is understood, he believes will do much toward aiding financial con ditions in the country. This dis patch from the Associated Press follows: WASHINGTON, June 7.—UP»— Congressional leaders have set June 20 as their adjournment goal In the house this is regarded as fContinued on page 2) Fire Alarm Mystery Solved - Police Arrest Three Who Confess to Pulling Signal Boxes Without Cause The vigorous campaign the Brownsville police force has been directing against persons maliciously turning in false fire alarms bore fruit Sat urday when confessions were obtained from three men, one of whom was a city employee. Sam Klahn, Gonzalo Gonzalez and Ysmael Perez were the three men making the confessions. Klahn is a city employee at present. The men were placed under $250 appearance bonds and will be tried before City Corporation Judge A. A. Browne Monday morning. NEW ROAD Raymondville, June 7.—Laying of the concrete road from Raymond viille to the Kenedy-Willacy county lines eight miles north of here was completed today. This completes Willacy county’s share of the Hug-the-Coast high way and joins up with the highway from Raymondville to Harlingen and Brownsville. When the road is designated and completed thru Kenedy county, this will form one of the main entrances into the Valley and give the tourists enter the iRo Grande Valley by one route and leave by another. It is being hailed here as a step toward building up and increasing the population of Raymondville. Additional arrests are expected to be made In the near future. Lt. of Police John T. Armstrong states. In their confessions, Gonzalez and Perez blamed Klahn. saying he in structed them to turn in false al arms. Perez is a waiter at the El Jar dm dining room. Since the past election, false al arms have been turned in fre quently and special legislation against malicious alarms has been put through the city commission. The three men will be subject to $200 fines when they confront Judge Browne Monday morning. City Manager Z. A. Rosenthal also has authorized a $50 reward for the arrest and conviction of anyone turning in false alarms. The fire chief has frequently is sued pleas for people to refrain from turning in false alarms, pointing to the danger caused whenever the fire department makes a needless run. 4jjf> * ^ j Largest Glider in Country Being Built in Brownsville _ Attempts to Be Made to Break Altitude Mark Upon Completion of Light Craft— Exhibition Program Today The largest gilder in the United States, possibly the largest in the ^ world, is being constructed in Brownsville following plans and designs drawn by Harold Gray, local pilot who is a recognized authority on gliders, it was disclosed Saturday by Peter Heinz, secretary of the Brownsville Glider club. Mr. Gray has spent several years studying gliding, both German and American construction. In his plans he has combined the best features of both. NOT GUILTY PATERSON. N. J„ June 7—tJFt— Dwight W. Morrow, candidate for the United States senate, in a campaign address here last night said it was unfair to hold Germany fully responsible for the World War. ' It was the popular thought," he said, "to place the blame on Ger many for all the responsibility for the World War. This is an unfair attitude, for'the war started by the fear and pressure of naval competi tion. Everyone was running around ;ft circles telling what the other nations were doing in preparation for war." He expressed regret that Ger many was not represented at the London naval conference and said he hoped she would be invited to * e next conference to be held in 1935. Priest Captured By Chinese Rebel Band HANKOW. China, June 7—<7P)— Father Clifford King, captured by bandits a week ago at the Catholic minion at Sinyangchow. 100 miles nc;th of here, is still being held prisoner, it was learned today. The outlaws demand a supply of arms and ammunition before re leasing him from a village twenty miies west of Sinyangchow. Ran som money is not demanded. Large bodies of outlaws have operated in this district for several weeks, taking advantage of the departure northward of nationalist government troops to fight the in- | vading rebel armies. OMAHA. June 7—Rev. Clif- 1 ford J. King. American Catholic missionary, who has been reported captured by Chinese bandits in South Honan, is w’ell known in this country as the founder of the Catholic Students’ Mission crusade, m 1916. The organization now’ has a membership of half a million in ^practically all Catholic schools and col’eges of the country. $149,000 Purse Split QUEBEC. June 7.— —The $149,000 won by Edward Dougherty 19 year old brokerage clerk, on the English Derby was split evenly to day between Edward and his brother. They took $72,000 apiece, gave their legal adviser $5,000. and gave nothing at all to their father, Daneil Dougherty. Sr The bovs said, however, that they would take care of their father. The elder Dougherty. Brooklyn hotel doorman who claimed that Edward had bought the winning ticket at his direction, was refused a division of spoils because he would not agree to a three wav split. The ticket on Blenheim was in Edward’s name. Insurance—Always Needed Rio Grande Valley Trust Co—Adf, « m f me guner, wnen completed, will have a wing spread of 57 feet, ap proximately 6 feet wide. Its wing-; spread will be but 3 feet smaller, than the large Fokker tri-motors used here by the Pan American company. Will Weigh Little The craft will weigh 280 pounds. The wings will be covered with, silk wrhich when treated will be' transparent. Spruce wood is being J used. Mr. Grey has to his credit sev eral gilders, designed previously. I still In operation in other parts of the country. The present one. he says, is the largest and most per fect he has ever planned. The Brownsville Glider club, of which he Is a member, is at pres ent composed of 55 active mem bers. A maximum of 100 members has been set and Mr. Heinz said Saturday that the additional num ber were assured, having signed up ! recently. Exhibition Planned An exhibition program of sev eral flights will be offered Sunday afternoon at the Municipal Air port. it was announced. E. J. Snv der, Harold Gray. Col. T, E. Gil more. and several others will fly the glider the club now owns. a training glider. The exhibition will begin at 4 o’clock, and the public, is urged to visit the airport to witness the flights. Mr. Heinz continued. Pilot Snyder, an employe of the Pan American company, set a local record Friday when he soared to an altitude of approximately 400 feet. It Is hoped that with the com pletion of the new glider a world’s record for both altitude and endur ance can be made. Fierro Forced Down VALLEY STREAM. N. Y.. June 7. —Colonel Roberto Fierro, Mexi can aviator, landed at Curtiss Wright Airport here tonight on his flight from Montgomery. Ala. Low j visibility forced him to the ground earlier at Barren Island In Jamaica Bay. His plane was not damaged and he took off shortly after for the airport here. ARROYO RESORT PLAN PROPOSED Association Would Prevent Pollution Favored By Engineer - % • Special to The SAN BENITO, June T-Forma ticn of an Arroyo Colorado Protec tive association to prevent pollution of waters of this stream and to piomote its resort possibilities, has been suggested by W. E. Anderson, consulting engineer, to various per son? seeking advice concerning the problem of keeping the arToyo wa ters fit for bathing. Health officers have reported from time to time that waters of the ar royo were being polluted and Dr. W E. Spivey has declared them unfit for bathing due to sewage which was finding its way into the stream. Just exactly from what source the contamination is coming has no* been fully determined because it is possible for every city along tie Missouri Pacific Lines in the Valley to contribute sewage. Nor mally this waste is absorbed by the earth but in the event of heavy rams or a large volume of sewage, it can find its way into various d‘tches, resacas and lakes emptying h to the arroyo. Mr. Anderson has suggested to persons consulting him that rep resentatives if the Boy Scout and Girl Reserve organizations and ind ividuals having a personal or public interest in keeping the waters un polluted, form themselves into an association to prevent the undesir able conditions. He points out that th*y would be able to work much more effectively as an organization than as individuals. Would Discipline Bishop Cannon, Jr. WASHINGTON. June 7.—— A proposal to discipline Bishop James Cannon Jr., for his defiance of the senate lobby committee to night apoeared to be in prospect for next week, but its fate was un certain. With committee members about evenly divided on the right of the churchman in refusing to answer questions about his 1928 anti-Smith activities, indications were that such a proposal would be decided by a one-vote margin. LEAVES FOR HOUSTON • Special to The Herald.) HARLINGEN, June 7.—Dr. C D. Delfs, prominent Harlingen phy sician. is leaving Sunday night for Houston where he will undergo a serious operation. He expects to be gone three or four weeks. D MOCRATS QUIT HIDALGO PARTY Many Join Good Government League at Meet At McAllen Saturday Night— Baker Machine Scored (Special to The Herald.) McALLEN, June 7.—The doom of machine politics in Hidalgo county was pronounced by speakers at a combined mass meeting of Good Gov* eminent League and anti-Baker democrats at the high school athletic field here Saturday night. The gathering was originally Intended to have been a meeting of Good Government League followers called together for the purpose of hearing a proposal which had been made to their leaders by the lead ers of the anti-Baker democrats, whereby the Good Government League MILITARY ROAD PERMITS ASKED Bus Lines Would Speed Up Paving Plans, Judge Thinks A nteans of speeding up plans for paving of the Military road is seen by County Judge Oscar Dancy in the application of two Valley bus lines to operate their vehicles on j the road. The applications have been filed with the railway commis sion and are to come up for hear ing in court here Monday. June 16, at 10 o'clock. The Black Diamond Bus company has filed to run from Mercedes to Brownsville on the Military road by way o* San Pedro, La Paloma. Los Indios and Santa Maria. The Military Road Bus company seeks a motor bus permit from Browns ville to Mission by way of Hidalgo and San Pedro. Another bus line which is expected to fill a Ion*, felt need is asked and an application filed by F. A. Niet ert to operate a bus from Brownsville to Boca Chica. beach resort. Other bus companies asking Val ley permits are as follows: Joel Johnson, from Mission to Browns ville on Highway 12, through Mc Allen and Mercedes; Allen Motor Transportation company, for Class ! A Motor carrkr aervte* from Laredo to Brownsville, through Harlingen, McAllen and Zapata: J. C. Netzer, Laredo to Mission, by way of Za pata, Rio Grande City and San Ignacio: J. E. Pate, motor bus from ; Mercedes international bridge to Rio Rico. All the applications are to be heard in Brownsville court June 16, Judge Dancy said. Four Miners Killed In Tunnel Cave-in LEADVILLE, Colo., June 7.—(AV The loosening of a huge boulder by vibration from an electric drill early today precipitated a cave-in in the extreme lower tunnel of the Climax Molybdenum mine, near Leadville which caused the death of four i miners and injured three others, j The cave-in occurred at six o'clock j this morning, as the night shift . was about to quit work. The crew ; was laying the last charge of dy ; namite preparatory to the blast when j the huge rock came tumbling down on them. Several cave-ins have oc j curred in the lower tunnel in re cent weeks. Texan Charged With Son-in-Law’s Death SHERMAN, June 7—</Pv— John Stinson, 60 - year - old Dripping Springs farmer, was placed under ! S50C bond after examining trial heie today on a charge of murder in the fatal shooting of his son-in hw Ray Nelson. Nelson's estranged wife, who had been living with her father, was the only witness. She said that hei husband came to the Stinson home last night. A quarrel between the two men resulted and Nelson was shot, she testified. Tong War Rages NEW YORK. June 7— ^—Scar cely was the ink dry on the peace treaty signed today between the Hip Sing and On Leong tongs, when an other Chinese, the seventh to meet violent death in the last three days, was shot and killed in his Harlem laundry tonight. TRIBESMEN ROUTED BOMBAY. June British airplanes loaded with bombs, have driven from their caves the wild Afrldl tribesmen who for a month have menaced the strategic city of Peshawar on the northwsetem frontier of India. Pilots Bow Before Queen Bee A Mexcian queen bee became airminded, hopped a Pan Amer ican plane to Brownsville, de planed at the Municipal Airport, and immediately started house keeping. Within a short time she vamp ed so many American bees she had quite a household. Her intentions were good, air port authorities agree, but her choice of homes was not. , Les Mauldin, popular pilot, climbed into his ship slowly and came out rapidly, followed by a cloud of angry bees. The queen been had slept In the cockpit of hi£ ship overnight, with hundreds at her lovesick swains. Mauldin’s ship was soon cleared of the bees. But Pilot Drayton wished that they had remained in their origin si home when he climbed into his plane the following morning. There they were full of vim, vigor, and stings. They were again routed and Drayton con tinued on his flight, plus several swollen bumps. Another pilot encountered the beer the next day, and it was decided that as a hapit the queen bee's choosing planes for her honeycomb” wasn't so pleasant. Monett, airport official, finally caught the queen, who was lol lowed by the other bees. They cow are safely housed. This Is not the first time bees have arrived here via airplane. It war revealed Saturday. Several times previously they have come tc Brownsville by air. But this one was the first royal member of- the bee family. And the air route is not confined to bees. A rattlesnake once made the trip, coiled around the land ing gear, airport authorities said. It is hoped that airmindedness will be confined to bees and oc casional snakes, pilots said. If the far spreads to polecats something will have to be done about It. «would name new executive commit tee members and if necessary select election officials and conduct the democratic primary' in the county if they would throw their forces with democrats. Events Friday and Saturday split the democratis party, those con ducting the reorganisation with drawing with the statement that they would be with the Good Gov ernment League from here on out. Large Crowd Present A thousand two hundred fifty people were counted at tonights meeting. H. L. Leonard editor of the McAllen Monitor presided, in troducing Ernest Smith of Edin burg who told of the compromise that was being worked up between the Good Government league and the democratic party and which would have been presented to league members at the meeting for consideration. There would have been some advantages and there would have been some perplexities but the times is now past lor con sidering the merits of such a pro posal. “Mr. Bloodworth resigned overnight," Smith said, “and called a meeting this afternoon. There was no hurry as the previous day and it was some twenty minutes past time when the meeting was called. W. B. Spelt of McAllen had something to say and expressed himself very forcibly. Many Resignations •The chairman suggested that V. A. Ramsower of McAllen be chairman and Ramsower was nom inated. Spell said he was present (Continued on page 2) Man Slays Dallas Woman and Self CHICAGO,, June 7—/*■>—Appar ently inflamed by jealousy, Thomaa Gallagher, 40, Astra hotel night clerk, wrote a note of apology to the management and then shot and killed Mrs. Ethel Pope of Dallas, in their hotel room, this morning. This done, he killed himself. Police at first believed the couple had married in Texas last fall, although the woman had arrived ji Chicago only three weeks ago. Mrs. Pope’s identity was estab lished through letters found among her belongings. Prom these, police | learned that she was the mother cf two children. George, 10, and Vernon. 7. now in the care of Z. D. Barber of Dallas. ** l • no i Carol Reigns 1 oday BUCHAREST, Rumania. June 7. —(/P>—The kingdom he renounced five years ago will be given back to morrow to Carol of Rumania, who chose Mme. Magda Lupesbu in stead of royal rights in 1925 and went into exile. Tonight, following 'he resigna tion of Premier Juliu Maniu and his cabinet, the Chamber of Depu ties and the senate called a special session for 11 o’clock tomorrow morning (4 A. M. E. S. T.» when they will place the dashing prince upon the throne that was his * birthright. Flight Postponed DUBLIN. Irish Free State. June 7.—<ff>—Captain Charles Kingsford Smith and his three comrade* of I the air tonight deferred their pro posed flight to America and flew back to Baldonnel Airdrome from Currach Camp to await suitable weather for the take off. The flight had been set to start at dawn Sunday but weather re ports from London dashed the hopes of the Australian air pioneer who In 1928 spanned the Pacific ocean In the "Southern Cross." the same plane In which heintends to try to fly the Atlantic. WEATHER l.—mi For Brownsville and the Valley: Partly cloudy Sunday. Light to moderate variable winds on the west coast, becoming easterly to souther ly. For East Texas: Generally fair tonight; somewhat warmer in in terior; Sunday partly cloudy and warmer. Light to moderate winds on the coast becoming easterly to southerly. RIVER FORECAST The river will continue to fall slowly from Mission down during the next 24 to 48 hours. At and above Rio Grande City the river will pro bably remain nearly stationary. Flood Present 24-Mr 44-Hr. Staff* Stave Chne Bam Eagle Pass 18 1.8 00 .00 Laredo 27 -1.8 0.0 JOO Rio Grande 2i 64 40.1 HO Mission 22 7.5 -0.2 -00 San Benito 23 13.3 -0.7 1.17 Brownsville 18 9.4 -II HO TIDE TABLE High and low tide at Point Isabel tomorrow, under normal meteorol ogical condi tons: High.3:29 a. m. Low.. 7:50 p. m.