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| Little Major Flood Danger j
Wastes Higheir Up River Cut Down Flow Of
Water Before Brownsville Is Reached
^ f Special to The Herald >
1 BAN BENITO, June 13.—With the flow of the Rio Grande likely to
teach 100,000 second feet at Rio Grande City Friday, W. E. Anderson,
consulting engineer and river authority, said Thursday night that
Brownsville has little more to fear from a major flood than from a
minor one due to the fact that after the stream reached a certain stage
there more of the flood waters escape higher up.
I Mr. Anderson Thursday night secured for his own information and
‘ that of The Herald data from the United States Geological Survey which
‘ indicated that there was a flow of.
70.500 second feet at Roma and 42.
v' 0f0 at Hidalgo. It la Indicated by
these figures that the flow at Rio
Grande City will reach 100,000 sec
ond feet.
Greatest in 1909
Since 1900 the river has exceeded
; this flow only four times. The
greatest discharge cm record was in
190S when the flow was 160.000 feet
at Rio Orande City. The flood pe
riod lasted from August 27 to Sep
tember 8 but the figure given was
I the peak and lasted only about a
t day. In 1904. Sept. 13 to 28, to be
. exact, this figure was approached
very closely, the peak flow at that
t time being 154,000 second feet. Then
I in 1922 there was a flow of 143.000
I second feet recorded. That was
3 during a flood period lasting from
1 June 12 to 24. The only other time
at which the river exceeded 100.000
I second feet at Rio Grande City
I during a flood period extending
. from October 2 to 5 when a peak
1 of 117,000 was attained by the ram
i' paging Rio Grande.
1 Strange to say. two much smaller
1 floods than this, classed in the
« minor flood list, wreaked the most
I havoc in the lower end of the
Valley. In 1918 a flood of 55.000
l second feet flooded Brownsville and
t jn 1919 a flood of 59.000 second feet
1 covered the Military Road and
I threatened Brownsville. The pre
I rent levee svstem had not been
[ built
City Protected
Mr. Anderson explains that with
E a flow of 35.000 second feet the
I river is at flood stage at Browns -
t ville. This would show about 18
E fret on the river gauge.
"The height of the river at
I Brownsville is never much in ex
cess of this because so called
‘ wastes' occur above the city.” he
Mid. First, there Is a waste through
( t,*e Rancho Viejo floodway and
I various openings on the Mexican
I s de discharging into the Arroyo
| de1 Tigre
t "A flow of 50.000 second feet is
P aJ that can be carried in the river
iat the Mercedes pumping plant. A
f’ow in excess of this discharges on
the Mexican side into a system of
lakes.
"The river in the vicinity of Mis
s sior. begins to overflow when the
* volume of water reaches 60.000 sec
ond feet. As the river rises the
cuantity of water going into the
floodway increases.
"If we had a flow eoual to that
cf 1922 (l48,000 at Rio Grande Clty>
, nearly 100.000 second feet would be
getting through the main floodway
which is designed for 120.000 sec
[ ond feet."
The flood control system of the
Valley was constructed to take care
of a flood of 170.000 second feet.
1 such as this section has never ex
perienced. Mr. Anderson explained
how the system would take care of
I--—■
a flood of this size which is almost
twice as big as the one now on the
way. The main flood way would
Ukc care of at least 110,000 second
feet, (it was built for 120,000), leav
ing 60,000 going down the river
on the Mexican side near Mercedes,
lerving 50,000 second feet.
35,000 Feet Here
Then 10.000 additional second
ieet would be wasted out of the
river on the Mexican side near i
La. Ruci&s near the mouth of the i
Rancho Viejo Resaca which itself |
wilT take care of 5.000 second feet.!
Finally 35,000 second feet is left
to flow by Brownsville. Under these
'ircumstances the gauge measuring
tn* heigth of the river would in
dicate about 18 feet, something near
its present reading.
L the present indicated flood of
100.000 second feet materializes the
main floodway will take about 40.000
f**rond feet near Mission. This
flows through the Sardinas and
Cruz resacas. Llano Grande lake and
i* divided at Mercedes, five-twelfths
or about 17,000 second feet going
I into the North floodway and the
remaining seven-twelfths or about
23.000 second feet, going through
tt e Arroyo Colorado.
Mr Anderson points out that
t<ie Thursday gauge reading of 22
ieef at Misison is not high corf-1
pared with 29.4 In 1922 and over
3C in 1909.
The flood protection works not
>nly include the floodwavs which
take care of excessive flows but
also of levees along the river itself
?ni the Arroyo Colorado.
"
Atwell Recommended
For Federal Office
DALLAS. June 13—(>P>— Heber
Pi*g€, Republican state executive
| committeeman for the Dallas dis
tinct, yesterday telegraphed Presi-,
dent Hoover recommending that1
Federal District Judge William j
j Hawley Atwell be named to the
1 new judgeship created in the fifth
court of civil appeals.
Although the recommendation ■
‘ was counter to the reported choice '
j of the party “organization” in Tex
as, which had selected Orville Bull- j
; :npton of Wichita Falls. Page said ;
, he felt “impelled to stand by Judge (
1 Atwell."
George S. Atkinson, county exec
utive committee chairman, said he
would urge his committee at a
meeting Monday to indorse Judge
Atwell for appointment.
Baby Die*
Wensellao Esquivel, eight-months
I old son of Celdonio and Josefina
Esquivel was buried this morning
in the old city cemetery. The baby
d>ed yesterday at the home on West
Fronton street Morris mortuary
had charge of the funeral.
i
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STATIONS AND DEALERS .THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHWEST j
IN STAR ROLE
Richard Arlen and Mary Brian in a scene from “Burning Up” show
ing today and tomorrow at the Capitol theater.
HARVEST ARMY
SWEEPS FIELDS
190.000 Worker* Needed To
Gather Yield Seen
In Kansas
KANSAS CITY. June 13—-/TV
The vanguard of the 1930 harvest
army today was sweeping Into the
wheat fields of four states reaping
the first quotas oi the 212.723.000
bushels estimated June 1 by the
Department of Agriculture as the
section’s contribution to the world's
food supply.
The United States Employment
service here has estimated 110.000
workers will be needed to finish
rer pina of the estimated crop of
137.300n00 bushels in Kansas, where
the harvest is expected to become
general June 20. Of this number
all except 27,500 will be recruited
within the state. George Tucker,
fram labor director, has estimated.
Reaping of Texas' estimated yield
of 24.000.000 bushels began with
ample help at hand, the employ
ment service reported, as did har
vest of Oklahoma’s and Missouri's
crops estimated respectively at 31,
923.000 and 19,500,000 bufiels.
The army of harvesters working
northward from Texas through
Oklahoma is expected by the em
ployment service to supply the
reeds of Kansas, then turn its at
tention to Nebraska. Colorado. North
and South Dakota and other parts
of the wheat belt.
Bat Roost Proposed
To Consume Insects
SAN SABA, June 12—'/Pi—A hat
roost has been proposed as one
of the methods of saving pecan
growers in San Saba county thou
sands of dollars annually. The
proposal was made by E. E. Risien.
veteran pecan rai er, who stated
that a roost filled with bats would
consume moths and other lr\^ects
in the pecan orchards for a radius
o» 10 miles, not only eliminatffig
the expense to the growers of pecan
in killing the Insects but also pre
venting heavy damage to the crop.
Friday:
Senate:
Votes on tariff bill
house:
Thursday
Senate:
Lobby committee voted down
proposals for further action against
Bishop Cannon.
Foreign Relations committee ad
opted a resolution asserting its
right to London trea'v correspond
ence denied it, by President Hoover.
House:
Lozier, Democrat. Missouri, re
newed his plea for immediate
Philippine Independence.
Judiciary committee continued
nearings on unemployment legisla
tion.
WEATHER SUMMARY
Except for showers in Te.xes and
at a few other widely scattered
points, the weather was fair to
partly cloudy throughout the Unit
ed States since yesterday morning.
Temperatures continue near the
seasonal average throughout the
country.
BULLETIN
First figures, lowest temperature
last night; second, highest yester
day; third, wind velocity at 8 a. m.
fourth, precipitation lr. last 24
hours.
Abilene . 72 88 .. .00
Amarillo . 64 86 -0 .00
Atlanta . 62 78 .. .00
Austin . 74 80 .. .22
Boise . 46 74 .. .00
Boston . 60 66 .. .02
BROWNSVILLE ... 78 85 .. .02
Calgary . 48 .. 18 .00
Chicago . 70 80 .. .00
Cleveland . 64 86 16 .00
Corpus Christ! .... 78 82 12 .00
Dallas . 74 84 12 .00
Del Rio . 74 84 .. .00
Denver . 60 88 .. .00
Dodge City . 66 90 .. .00
Ei Paso . 70 84 10 .00
Fort Smith . 68 86 .. .00
Helena . 44 64 12 .00
Houston .74 84 14 .08
Huron . 52 78 .. .00
Jacksonville . 68 78 .. .12
Kansas City . 70 84 12 .00
Louisville . 62 84 .. .00
Memphis . 68 88 .. .00
Miami .68 84 10 3 16
New Orleans . 70 80 .. .00
North Platte . 58 84 .. .00
Oklahoma City .... 72 86 10 .00
Palestine . 74 84 .. .00
Pensacola . 68 74 14 .14
Phoenix -i. 74 104 .. .00
Port Arthur. 74 86 10 .00
Roswell . 64 88 .. .00
St. Lpuis . 66 84 16 .00
St. PaJul . 54 76 .. .00
Salt Lake City .... 56 82 .. 00
San An'onio . 72 78 .. 2.74
Santa Fe . 54 88 .. .00
Sheridan . 40 72 .. .00
Shreveport . 74 gfi .. .00
Vicksburg . 6« 86 .. .00
Washington . 68 82 .. .00
"'"Uston . 50 70 .. .01
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I DAILY II
! AIR LOG |
Passengers on the C. A. T. plane
Friday were Miss Mary Jane Hig
fit*ns president of the Women’s
Eusiness club to Monterrey, Miss
Margaruite Warren also to Mon
teaey, Mrs. Harry Reader of
Chemal Ranch to Monterrey where
-die will take train to ranch, Mrs.
L'ovd Mellor of Harlingen who is
?.oing to Chemal ranch with Mrs.
Reader and H. Yerez of San An
tonie to Torreon. Mexico. N. O.
Ca-micliael was the pilot.
Harry Garman was the pilot who
brought the C. A. T. plane in from
Mazatlan Friday.
S A. T passenger ship in Thurs
day came in with three passengers
and was piloted by Kennedy.
S A. T. passenger plane out
Thursday with M. A. Fennlson to
Corpus. C. O. Miles to Dallas. Mrs.
C. O. Miles to San Antonio, E. C.
Beard to Houston and A. B. Liles
to Dallas, pilot was Bub Merrill.
S. A. T. mail plane out yesterday
•••as piloted by Mangum.
The Mexican Aviation plane was
in Thursday with C. M. Dryton as
: pilot and J. M. Collier from Tam
p,f*e. J. E. Douglas from Tampico
vd Mrs. V. I. Powers from Vera
Cruz.
SENATElOTES
(Continued from page 1>
cive to business depression, unem
ployment- and wage cutting.
“The pending tariff bill.” he said.
; “inevitably will cripple our foreign
trade and will not be helpful to
domestic business except in a few
isolated instances and is generally
adverse to the commercial structure
of the United States and to agri
1 culture as well.
“Moreover, the flexible provision
embraced in the bill means the con
tinuance of the d«jrtlorable processes
of lobbying and log-rolling as the
method of accomplishing the sett
ling of rates which ought to be pure
I ly an economic and not at all a
political problem.”
Funeral Held
Teresa Perez, 22, was burled
Thursday morning at 10 o’clock ux
‘he Rosalie cemetery, following het
death Wednesday at the Indiana
; pumping station.
She is survived by her husband.
: parents, and two sisters. Morris
mortuary wa: in charge.
HICKORY STICK
OLD-TIME RULE
0
Stringent Code Guarded
Students of Early
College DaDys
AUSTIN, June 1?—^i—Going to.
college in the good old days was ;
not ‘ anything to write home about.” |
modernistically speaking, if the
rules and regulations which gov
erned the conduct of students in
one of Texas’ early colleges were
enforced. The college regulated
everything the student did. from
the time he arose to amount of
money he was permitted to spend
for peanuts and other sundries dear
to the collegiate heart.
Interesting facts concerning col
legf life in the Lone Star state
in the early 60’s and 70s were
brought to light recently with the
presentation to the University of
Texas of a copy of the rules and
regulations of Salado college of
Salado. Texas, by Mrs. Prank An
drews of Houston. Mrs. Andrews
is the daughter of James L. Smith,
for many years president of the
No Whispering
The rules and regulations of this
pioneer Texas college prevented
whispering, character, conversation
of actions calculated to hinder
progress, wound feelings or in any
way interrupt the prosperity of
the school.
In addition to these prohibitions,
tne rules required punctual attend
ance at the opening of school, the
hours of which were from eight
in the morning until five at night
(with usual lecesses*. Other re
quirements were: boys and girls
to occupy different playgrounds as
designated by the principal; neat
ness in person and attire at all
times and true courtesy and de
portment as becomes those who
w*»uld become ladies and gentle
men; perfect lessons; no visiting;
except by permission: general
obedience and the observance of
what is right in all cases; no bath
ing in the Salado on school days
without special leave; students from
a distance to be under parental
care of the trustees and teachers,
fthis applies to their morals, their
health, expending of money, etc.,
os well as their general course of
study.*
Chastisement for violation of the
iu!e include a punishment that
has long since passed into the dis
card and one tbyt is vividly re
membered by many sutdents. the
hickory stick, one of the most ef
fective disciplinary measures of
ares. The rules and regulations also
provide for forfeiture of privileges,
suspension and expulsion.
Code Read Daily
The entire code was read to the
itudent body every Monday morn
ir.g.
Compared to the cost of modern
education, the expense of receiving
a course of higher learning at
Salado was remarkably low. The
first lesson* In orthography, pen
manship, geography and arithmetic,
; geography and English grammar.
$3 per month; continuing with
elocution; philosophy, chemistry,
political economy, algebra, geometry
ant. surveyirg. $4 per month and
languages. S5 per month.
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CHICAGO’S CRY FOR ACTION
AGAINST GANG RULE GROWS
CHICAGO, June 18—(M*i— The,
zrj for action in the hunt for the
slayer of Alfred (Jake) Lingle,
Iribune reporter, rose higher and
Higher today, but with no indica
tion from authorities of any new
clues or of any prospect of im
mediate results.
Indignation over the murder was
fast translating itaelf into criticism
of police, of the city administration,
even of the Chicago crime com
mission which one minister—the
Rtv. Phillip Yarrow—classified as
•a lot of bunk." Dr. Yarrow, chair
man of the political action com
m'tee of the Chicago Federation of
Churches, called for a mass meet
ing for the expression of the min*
ittry’s "indignation” over crime
conditions.
There was no lack of police ac
tivity as motor squads cruised
r Trough every part of the city,
making arrests; but though the
police net was drawn tight, the
gr»st of arrests showed no well
known gangsters. Indeed, as of*
ficials admitted, out of the more
than 800 men arrested, only a small
percentage could be classified as
gangsters. Mostly they were non
oescripts, minor hoodlums and
"bums.”
Pastors Stirred
Leaders of the Methodist, Luth
eran and Presbyterian denomina
tions announced that within a week
they expected to have a unified ex
pulsion of indignation. Dr. John
Thompson, pastor of the First
Methodist church, announced the
cpenlng of a campaign of educa
tion against crime from every Meth
odist pulpit in Chicago.
Representatives of all Chicago
daiiy newspapers printed in English
met late yesterday and adopted a
resolution decrying "the intolerable
outrages of the past year against
ch-ic decency and public security"
which "culminated dramatically in
the cowardly murder of Alfred J.
Lingle.”
Members of the city council
f.’omised action Alderman Arthur
Albert announced that at the next
nutting of the council he will sub
mit a resolution directing Mayor
Thompson to appoint a special
committee to investigate the police
LOANS
On improved city, residence and
bostr*** pro*«rty.
Todd St Underwood
Comer Eleventh a id Levee Sts.,
Phone 183 Brownsville
department “from top to bottom.” |
Impressive Funeral
The Herald and Examiner noted
that gambling places and speak
easies were "lying low" until the
present police scurry ends. Especial
ly in the loop, investigators found,
the places for gaming and drinking
?/ere closed, or at least operating
cautiously.
Police Commissioner William
Russell, Detective Chief Stege and
hundreds of members of the police
department attended the funeral :
yerterday of “Jake" Lingle—one of
live most impressive funerals In
IV history of violent death in Chi
cago. Later they reiterated that
the entire resources of the depart
ment had been directed toward the
arrest of Lingle's slayer.
Mayor Thompson indicated that
the city administration might step
forward with a plan of action
against gangsters. He planned a
conference with members of his
cabinet and other administration
leaders. I
f=- ___—
Returns With Film
(Special to live Herald.) 4
HARLINGEN, June 13.— When
J-ck King, manager of the Arcadia
«ajd Rialto theaters in Harlingen
ifprned that films for Jack Oakie's
*lhe Social Lion" woul not arrive
in time for the showing this week
end. he went up in the ah'—all the
way to San Antonio. He used a plane
also to return to Harlingen this
jnorning. He landed shortly after
If :30 o’clock, proudly displaying the
films. Mrs. King accompanied him
on the trip. They left Thursday
efttmoon at 5:30 o’clock.
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