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Done In one store by expert wort- 1 “ OAIHOVMv
I men. All oar work is guaranteed. Windmill with Hyatt Roller
r Bearings Needs Oiling only
once every * years
Alamo Iron Works
Brownsville — Corpus Christi
San Antonio — Houston
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^- BY C. M. HALL
‘ New York today has a deli
cate and 1 rigid beauty: its in
credible new buildings resemble
icicles that, by some topsy-turvy
enchantment, point their needles
into the sky ”
-Richmond Barrett, author
Unemployment is too vital and
serious to our people to be made
the subject of political con
!; trovers} ”
i , —Secretary of Labor Davis.
ALREADY the business effect of
the passage of the rivers and
harbors bill by both the senate
and the house is being felt in the
Reports up and down Elizabeth
street, and this is said to apply to
the "Main Stem" of the Valley, are
to the effect that bids on real es
tate are beginning to be heard. This
it is snid. consists mostly of invest
ments by the taometolk. Many deals
have probably been held pending
awaiting formal action on the ap
propriation which will give the Val
ley a deep-water port. The major
ity of these will now be eonsumated.
When President Hoover signs the
bill and sends the pen down to
Brownsville a real flurry will pro
bably follow.
• • •
THERE is a squash contest down
In the Valley. They have been
recently bringing in samples of
the vegetable which rival in size
the watermelon. Rio Hondo boasts
of growing specimens that it takes
more than a boy to harvest.
The latest to issue a challenge to
squash growers is Fred Latham, of
potato association fame. Fred said
thev have all made him mad over
this squash business, and he wants
to show a real squash. He brought
it in. It tips the scales at 31 pounds
and Mr. Latham adds that he has
some still on the vine that promise
to be larger than that. The one he
exhibited' looked like “some pump
There is no telling what this Val
ley will do. as Wisconsin says.
• » •
ANIMATED Annie says she is be
ginning to doubt whether it is
true that “we can't have every
f UTHICH reminds us that in these
" if vacation days, float it is a
f mighty fine thing to leave home,
but somehow it seems so much more
80 to get DHCK.
And they say I
the older you get
the greater that1
feeling. You go
away and you
have a good time.
Then you make a
long dirve home
and arrive all tir
ed and worn.
Somehow the lit
tle cottage, or the
big mansion, of
your own seems
the best after all.
One of the
greatest problems
« •— » i*
itao w\. 4 Vi v *v wvmwj w *v m itiv
picture show, the golf course, the
dance hall, or what have you. usurp
the place of the family fireside.
• • •
A RECENT summary of the crime
situation in America points to
crooked attorneys, crooked pro
fessional bondsmen, a crooked jury
man. crooked householders, (hiding
criminal? > and dodging of jury ser
vice by representative business men
as being at the bottom of the thing.
Booze rings have probably done
more than any other one thing to
open the wav to bribery and graft.
It has placed in the hands of other
wise shiftless and criminally inclin
ed men big automobiles and more
wealth than they have ever dreamed
thev would possess.
But the American people today
•re still far bigger and stronger than
these so-called gangs, and some day
they will get stirred up — and what
a house cleaning there will be.
Some one. long ago, compared the
American people to a glass of beer.
Froth on top. dregs at the bottom,
but sound in the middle.
LATEST reports on the Point Isa
bel picnic declare that Congress
™ man John Garner will attend
the port celebration planned there
on the days immediately around the
Glorious Fourth.
There are two big picnics planned
for that day. McAllen ani Point
Isabel. Both point toward being
big affairs.
• • •
WHILE the remainder of the
country swelters, and such cities
as Chicago report a dozen or
more dying in one day from the
heat. Valley people go out and play
golf in the middle of the day. Who
said the Valley is a winter resort?
The Valiev is a winter and summer
resort. And since thinking it over,
we believe you could add spring and
summer to that combination.
\ * * *
found on the wires
MONTREAL — Mrs. J. Dewey So
per is to leave next month to
be a medical missionary for two
years to the Eskimos at Lake Har
bor in Hudson Strait, while her
husband does scientific work there
for the government. They will re
ceive one mail while in the north.
PARIS — The girls are wearing
fine now with Leo Mazatti. whose
girl Jilted him when she read a
Rtent medicine ad illustrated with
i picture. He recovered $300 in ,
court from the advertiser for misuse
of fils name and he and the young
ladv made up. . .
LIVERPOOL — Lord Derby has
Aold the Chamber of Commerce he
■Earned something on his recent vis
H to the United States. He had
■bought the chief topic of discus
^tton there was money. “It was not.'*
^ explained, “it was prohibition and
how to avoid it."
Mercedes Men Taken
To Hospital For
Two Mercedes men were rushed
to the Mercy hospital Wednesday
night as a result of an automobile
acc*de£t that occurred south of Ol
mitc, near the Oklahoma service
station, at 7:30 o'clock.
H. J. Riesterer, Mercedes, driver
of one of the cars, and Ben Drews,
passenger in the same automobile,
were injured after Riesterer's car
had collided with one driven by W.
W. Patty, farmer residing near Ol
mito. Both cars turned over sev
eral times. It is said, and the large
touring car owned by the Mercedes
man was practically demolished.
Hospital authorities said Thurs
day morning that although Mr.
Drews was suffering, he passed a
satisfactory night. It was neces
sary to take many stitches in a cut
in his side, which bled profusely
before he could obtain medical aid.
Thursday morning doctors x-rayed
his chest, which was thought to
have been crushed. The result of
the x-ray is not yet known.
Mr. Riesterer was released from
the hospital late Wednesday night
after treatment, and returned to
Mercedes. Mr. Patty, the local man.
was not seriously Injured, suffering
minor bruises and cuts.
It is said that the Mercedes car
was driving towards San Benito at
the time of the accident, and that
the Patty car suddenly entered
the highway, continued to Browns
ville along the highway for a hun
dred vards, and then abruptly turn
ed off the highway again.
The Patty car was a long touring
car with a truck body in the rear.
Mr. Drew and Mr. Riesterer are
well known Mercedes business men
and were in Brownsville Wednes
day on business.
Harlingen Election
May Favor Airport
'Soerial to The Herr1^ >
HARLINGEN June 26—With the
airport bond election less than
time* weeks off July 15, advocates
of the project are confident it will
b** approved by a large majority.
No outspoken opposition has been
heard to date and airport enthu
sia'-ts are certain none will develop.
Unier present plans no ti.ne will
be lost in purchasing land for the
airport as soon as money is avail
able from the bonds.
The mcwt active backers of the
enterprise believe a modern land
ing field and hanears will attract
much passenger and freight busi
ng's to this city. Thev exoect an
air school to be started and a big
ln:rease in winter tourist by air.
Candidates to File
3 Expense Reports
AH candidates in the primary
elections are required by law to
make reports of their expenditures
to the county clerk, it has been
pointed out by political leaders.
ihree reports are required by
law. The first is to be made not
more than 35 days nor less than
25 days before the election: the
second not more than 12 days nor
l«*s than eight days before the
election: the last not more than
10 days after the election.
These reports are required in
order to ge+ the candidates* names
on the ticket, H. D. Seago, county
cL*rk. states.
Sterling on Stump;
Makes Nine Speeches
HOUSTON. June 26.— T —On the
second day of a sneaking tour of
East Texas. R. S. Sterling of Hous
ton. gubernatorial candidate, is
scheduled to address crowds at Jef
ferson. Linden. Atlanta and Tex
arkana, speaking in Texarkana tO
Yesterdav he started from his
home in Houston on his first po
litical campaign tour. Before the
close of the dav. he had made nine
snerehes. earning his campaign to
Buna. Kirbyville. Jasper, San Aug
ustine. Center. Tenaha. Carthagp.
Beckville. and Marshall. Several
of the stops were impromptu.
Bank at Brownwood
Fail# to Open Door
BROWNWOOD. June 28.—(/Pi—
The Brownwood State bank, of
which O. C. Walker is president,
failed to open for business today.
Officials stated that unusually
heavy withdrawals the past week,
and especially yesterday, prompted
the directors to close the bank. The
bank was nine years old and had
capital and surplus of $62,000. A
plan for paying depositors will be
worked out at a stockholders* meet
ing to be held soon, officials an
War-Torn Mexico Flames
With Revolt in Chihuahua
Shooting Opens When Governor Francisco
Is Impeached; Juarez Is Capital
EL PASO, Tex., June 26.—(A*)—Two men claimed authority to rule the
state of Chihuahua. Mexico, today as the result of a political disturbance
which led to the impeachment of Governor Francisco Almada and the
slaying of Gabriel Jiminez, chief of state police, yesterday.
Governor Almada sought to rule the state from Juarez where he fled
by airplane yesterday after impeachment by the Chamber of Deputies on
charges of misconduct brought by followers of Manuel Prieto, candidate
for governor.
If you want to call on Mrs. Her
bert Hoover at the White House
this summer, you'll have to talk
to this young woman about it.
She is Helen Green, of Rochester,
Minn., who has just been named
private secretary to the first lady
! for the summer season.
Southern Cross Has 1100
Miles More Before
Making Goal
HARBOR GRACE. N. F. June 26.
—The sky trail to New York
was resumed today by Captain
Charles Kingsford-Smith and his
three flight companions of the
world-girdling airplane Southern
Cross. The plane *rade a perfect
take-off at daybreak.
Prevented by blinding fog and
compass trouble from completing an
Ireland-New York hop and landing
here with barely enough petrol to
wet her tanks, the veteran plane
was in the air again within 20 hours
after completing a hop from Ire
land. it hopped off at 3 05 a. m.
E S. T.
Captain KingsVrd-Smlth had 405
gallons of petrol and 12 gallons of
011 put into the tanks yesterday in
preparation for today's hop. The
wind was favorable.
A 1.100 mile flight faced the
Southern Cross, with an estimate of
12 to 14 hours flying time being
necessary'. The direct course lay
over Cahot Strait. Cape Breton Is
land and Nova Scotia, and by a
slight deviation would include New
England. Captain Kingsford Smith,
pilot, planned to land at Roosevelt
Field. Long Island.
The second successful westward
crossing of the perilous Atlantic in
the history of aviation was marie in
32 hours’ firing time. The Southern
Cross left the airport at Port Mar
nock. Irish Free State early Tues
day morning.
Houstonian Denied
Bond in Killing
HOUSTON, June 26—/*»:.—Perry
Simmons. 26. remained in jail to
dty without bond, under charges
cl murder in the fatal shooting of
John W. Jeanes. Houston lumber
man. Jeanes was shot Sunday when
intervened in a fight. Arthur
Jeir.es, r. brother, told authorities.
Dallas Fair Plans
$300,000 Stadium
DALLAS June 26—'Directors
of the Stat_ Fair |ssociation today
contracted for the construction of
a StfOO.OOO stadium of 45.000 capacity
on the fair grounds.
.. ■ —.

Mississippi Statesman Dies
mikminoham. Ala.. June 26—
—James Kiball Vardman. 60,
governor of Mississippi and pic
turesque figure in the United States
senate during the World War
period, died here yesterday.
Mr Vardaman who became known
in the senate as the “White Chief
because of his custom of wearing
w’iite clothing in contrast to his
flowing hair, succumbed to an ill
ness of nearly five years which fol
lowed a nervous collapse.
As an editor attorney, chief ex
eci.tive ana legislator he was prom
inent in public life in Mississippi
for nearly half a century. He serv
ed lr the state legislature from
1*>0 until 189C and as governor
fr-.-rr i904 to 1908. His senate term
was fror 1913 until 1919.
The body was en route to Jack
son, Miss., where funeral services
will be held tomorrow.
He is survived by his widow, two
daughters and a son. I
M At Chihuahua City Manuel Jesus
Estrada a Prieto partisan, was act
ing as governor by virtue of au
thority conferred upon him by the
chamber after it had deposed Al
Conflicting reports emanated
from the capital concerning the
slaying of Jiminel. the flight of
w v w 'v yr v ▼ t.v ▼ t i
MEXICO CITY. June 26—c^P)
—Dispatches from Chihuahua
i today said insurgents still were
in contrc. ol the state palace
and had elected Manuel J. Es
trada governor.
Estrada sent messages to the
president and minister of the
interior announcing the coup.
President Ortiz Rubio gave
orders to the military to restore
order at once. It is expected
that Governor Almada will re
turn from Juarez today or to
k JL.A. Jk_dk_Jk A A
Governor Almada. the impeachment
j session and the inauguration of Es
i trada as provisional governor.
The correspondent of El Conti
nental. Spanish language paper pub
lished in E! Paso, last night sent a
! written account by airplane mes
senger. saving telegraph censorship
had been established In Chihuahua
Deputies Shot
Nine members of the legislature
were present, he said, among them
two deputies Valente Chacon Baca
and Virgilio Cassalle, who were im
peached several months ago.
While the charges against Almada
were being read, the correspondent
said, a group of men headed by
Gabzriel Jiminez. chief of state po
lice. came through the corridor of
the palace and began shooting at the
deputies. During the exchange of
shots, Jiminez was shot in the head
and killed almost Instantly. Several
others were injured.
This account stated that when the
shooting started. General Eulogio
Ortiz, chief of military operations
' in the state of Chihuahua was in
his office in the right wing of the
palace and immediately rushed to
the deputies chamber, giving orders
for troops in the barracks to help
establish order.
After order was restored, the cor
respondent's account said, the dep
uties continued their discussion of
the charges against Governor Al
mada. voted to impeach him and
installed Manuel Jesus Estrado as
governor, administering the oath of
office to him.
Six Wounded
Enrique Soto Pembert, an engl-1
neer who reached El Paso by plane
last night from Chihuahua city, de
clared to the newspaper El Conti
nental that a group of deputies led
by Deputy Carlos Enriquez, enemies
of Governor Almada. entered the
council chamber yesterday while a
group of deputies and employes
friendly to Almada were holding a
conference, and started shooting.
Enriquez, he said, was wounded.
Ambulances took away at least six
wounded, the engineer asserted. Four
hundred men of the National Rev
olutionary party presented them
selves to Governor Alnrnda in Juar
ez and offered their services to him.
W. M. 8ein, secretary of state,
and Undersecretary Ignacio Chavez
Franco were reported as having been
Almada. in Juarez, claimed the
impeachment session and inaugura
tion of Estrada was illegal because
he said there was not a quorum of
deputies present. He blamed Gen
eral Eulogio Ortiz for the coup
against the Almada administration.
Willacy Transferred
To Brownsville Area
WASHINGTON. June 26 —<*V- j
F’-esident Hoover today signed the
bih to transfer Willacy county, |
Tex., from the Corpus Christi divi- 1
s on of the Southern District of
Texas to the Brownsville division.
Those extra bits of odd fur
nishings you have stored in
garage, attic and basement
are worth money to someone.
Make an inventory of those
you no longer need. Publish
the list in our Want-Ad col
umns and you’ll be agreeably
surprised at the quick re
sponse and the neat little sum
of money they will bring.
The Brownsville ^
‘Reliable Source’ Of
Information On
Valley Asked
—Decision of Governor Dan Moody
was awaited today on the recom
mendation of the committees of
Texas and Wisconsin business men
who have been touring the Lower
Rio Giande Valley that a •’reliable”
source of information be created to
which regulatory bodies could turn
for advice.
The two committees Issued a
statement containing this recom
mendation, in an effort to compose
differences between the two states
arising out of sale of Valley lands
by real estate firms operating in
In the statement signed by all
members of both committees, it was
declared that *a personal investi
gation of the agricultural develop
ment of Rio Grande Valley lands
has indicated clearly that the re
markable growth and progress of
this area has been occasioned by
the existence of natural resources
of climate and soil of an unusul
character and that the basic agri
cultural soundness of these lands
seems apparent.”
Nevertheless, the statement con
tinued, because of “improper rep
resentation” in the past where “such
unusual conditions” have existed,
the committee deemed it wise to
create a reliable source of informa
tion to which regulatory bodies out
side the state might turn to in con
sidering applications for license to
sell real estate In their states.
The statement concluded by say
ing the Texas committee disap
proved any action intended to pro
voke a boycott of Wisconsin insti
Auto Thief Shoots
Officers, Escapes
WASHINGTON, la., June 26—I
(fi*)—Sheriff Fred Sweet of Wash
ington county and night Marshal •
Aaron Bailey were shot and killed
eany today by an automobile thief
they had arrested. The thief was
token to Sheriff Sweet s office and
auestioned When the sheriff start
ed to search him preparatory to1
locking him up. the prison threw
him aside, drew a pistol and shot
Marshal Bai.ey dead. He then
emptied the weapon at the sheriff.'
four bullets striking the body and
a fifth entering the eye.
The thief avoided another of- 1
fleer who sho* at him as he fled.
He stole snot her car and drove out
of town.
Lad Takes Coaster
For 25-Mile Trip
TACOMA, Wash., June 26—<JF/—
A patrolman found Bunny Rooser,
7, wheeling along the streets of
Tacoma on his coaster wagon late
las night. Inquiry revealed he had
strayed from his home In South
Prairie. 25 miles away. Bunny in
sisted he made the trip pulling the
wagor. up hills and coasting down, j
He went home in the family auto

Bank Fails
CINCINNATI. June 26—<JF>—The
Brotherhood of Railway Clerks Na
:ioi.al bank failed to open for bus
iness today. _1
Griffin Case Overruled
By State Supreme Court
His mind a blank for three weeks. Rex King Morgan, left, suddenly
recovered his memory when his sweetheart. Miss Nora Kunau. right
walked into his hospital rocm at San Meteo. Calif. Miss Kunau. a
Denver nurse, met Morgan last fall when he came to the Colorado
city as a federal narcotic agent. Morgan was injured in an auto ac
Hidalgo Candidates Thicken
Second Announcement to Gain Office Held
By Baker So Long Is Made
(Special to The Herald *
McALLEN, June 26.—Tom GUI of Mission today announced he would
be a candidate for sheriff of Hidalgo county subject to action of dele
gates to the Good Government party convention.
With Gill's announcement came that of H. F. Schlffbauer for commis
sioner from McAllen precinct. These m »:e the third and fourth an
nouncements of Good Government League candidates in two days, F. B.
Freeland and T. G. Murrow of McAllen having made their announce
ments yesterday for sheriff and commissioner respectively.
Jap Leader Tells Rotary
Of Nation’s Ideal
CHICAGO, June 26.—(jD—Prince
Iyesato Tokugawa. president of the
House of Peers of the Japanese par
liament, told the Rotary Interna
tional convention today that “ Ja
pan's aspiration today is to culti
vate the arts of peace.” and that
“Japan needs a navy adequate only
to defend her own corner of the Pa
To deliver his talk before Rotary’s
17,000 delegates, the Prince took a
one day stopover out of a six month
trip which will take him to a num
ber of important cessions includ
ing that of the league of nations
at Geneva. His position as head
of the parliament and son of the
last Shogun—his father led the
warrior clan that ruled Japan for
centuries—makes him today one of
the empires' leaders.
‘‘Japan's absorbing thought,” he
told the Rotarians. ‘‘is to put her
financial and economic structure
upon firmer foundations, curtailing
expediture and seeking markets
overseas for her manufactures and
Iceland Gathers at 'Sinai’
People of Far North Gather to Make Laws
Since Christ of South Ousted Thor
THINGVELLIR. Iceland, June 26.—</P>—Christian. King of Iceland, to
day opened the 1930 session of the Icelandic Alting at the very spot where
one thousand years ago this oldest parliament in the world first was
King Christian stood upon a huge rock in the middle of the Plain of
Thingvellir where Grim Goatbeard, the lawgiver, in ancient days, recited
from memory the entire code of Icelandic law.
The ceremonies today were simple as of old, so simple as to obtain an
_ i -«.»— t
Town All Hot and Bothered
Over Little Breeche*
GRAFTON, W. Va. June 26.—vP)
—Things had settled down pretty
well about the town hall today
after all the excitement yesterday.'
but one thing is certain, girls are
not going to wear “shorts" on the
streets ot Grafton as long as Char
ley King is mayor.
Nine pretty girls, all wearing
“shorts', ambled into town from
their camp in the woods on the
outskirts of the city. They walked
down Main street. Traffic stopped.
A crowd gathered when the girls
stopped In a store and bought ice
cream cones. When they came out.
the crowd followed them. Some
body telephoned the mayor. The
mavor sent out a policeman and the
policeman told the girls the mayor
wanted to see them, or rather to'
talk to them.
At the police station Mayor King
Informed the young women that
“shorts" may be the thing at Mar
shal! College, or at the summer re
sorts. but here ii\ Grafton—no.
The young women were ordered
to return to their camp and inform
ed the next time they come back to
town they must put on more
,.| ■ %..* A ■ ft i. A 4 "44r :
The broad plain, bounded on the
south by a great lake, on the north
by rugged snow capped mountains,
on the east and west by two great
fissures of volcanic formation cut
before the dawn of history, was dot
ted with many thousands of people
who had come from far corners ot
the earth.
Today's ceremonial was unique.
The Thingvellir choir chanted the
Icelandic national song, “O God o!
Our Land,'' and many in the thou
sands on the plain took up the re
frain which seemed to roll away tto
the moivtains in a vast tide and
echo among the snowy peaks.
Prime Minister Tryggvi Thorhals
son Introduced Christian, amid
great applause. When the king, who
stands six feet four inches, rose to
the rock of the lawgivers, his figure
towered tall above his Icelandic sub
Included in the vast throng of
visitors were many Americans
whose birth or ancestry was Ice
landic. They watched with keen
pleasure the unfolding of the im
pressive Jubilee celebration.
Divine Services
Crowds began arriving from Rey
kjavik. 35 miles away over twisting
mountain roads, early this morn
ing. The spectators halted at Al
mannagja rift, the western bound
ary of the Thingvellir plain. Ex
tending for five miles with perpen
dicular cliffs rising in some places
(Continued on page ,2)
♦ **
< «jiu is one oi me oldest residents
of the Valley, having come to the
county twenty-seven years ago from
Live Oak county. Exactly ten
years a^o he terminated his service
as federal customs officer to en
list as candidate for sheriff on an
independent ticket against A. Y.
Baker and other present incumb
ents. Schiffbauer has been a mem
ber of the board of directors of the
McAllen water district for ten years.
Four other candidates have also
announced for offices, F. W. Lem
burg, McAllen, county clerk; Mrs.
H. O. Schaleben. Edinburg, tax col
lector; H. Tarpley, Edinburg, also
for tax collector, and R. D. Combs,
Edinburg, Justice of the peace of
that precinct. Lemburg was defeat
ed when running for clerk on in
dependent ticket in the 1928 elec
$1,000,000 Tube I*
Lost in Ocean Depth
HAVANA, June 28".Doubt
was expresses today that the $1,
000,000 tube which broke its moor
ings and sank to the bottom of the
ocean off Matanzas yesterday could
| be saivageu.
The tube, built by Professor
Georges Claude, French scientist,
in an effort to revolutionize in
dustry by putting the gulf stream
to work, wa^ a mile long and large
enough for a young boy to walk
th.-ougb erect
When tne vaives on the compress
ed air tanks at the extreme end of
the cube were opened the dead
weight of the huge contraption of
corrugated steel snapped the inch
thick cables holding it to the shore
end the tube sank in nearly 4,000
feet of water
Engineers said the tube would
break into its component parts if
an attempt were made to bring it
to the surface again. Professor
Claude remained silent as to his
next step, except to notify the
French academy of science that
disaster for a second time had
baited his experiment.
The tube was constructed to haul
water from the ocean depths to
be used to condense steam which
Professor Claude hoped to obtain
bv submitting the warmer gulf
stream water to vacuum.
Secretary Predicts
Big Valley Trade
Brownsville will be one of the
greatest of Texas ports, predicts the
San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
in a letter to the local chamber
The letter, written by Porter
Whaley, general manager, con
gratulates the city on the manner
in which it obtained port facili
"There is no reason why a great
port should ont be built in Browns
ville. and you have our best wishes, ’
concludes Mr. Whaley.
Woman Spanked
HANFORD, Calif., June 26.—
Don’t spank strange women, even
those who drive automobiles, is the
moral John Border, oil worker,
gleaned from a 30-day Jail sentence
imposed upon him.
Border's car brushed fenders re
cently with one driven by Mrs.
Merle Fitting of 8m Francisco.
Sorder chased her. dragged her
from her automobile, turned her
over his knee and spanked her.
After his arrest he said he had been
shell shocked.
Insurance Will Pay For It
Rio Groade Talley Trust Co.—Adv.
Noted Hidalgo Suit
To Oust Judge
Is Lost N
AUSTIN. June 26—'TV—The state
supreme court yesterday overruled
a motion for rehearing of the Hi
dalgo county district judge election
rase In which Gordon O riff to
claimed J. E. Leslie had been fraud
ulently placed in office. In overrul
ing the motion, the court repeated
its former findings, principally that
courts did not have jurisdiction of
the case until the election returns
had been canvassed by the secre
tary of state.
Griffin was successful in his suit
before the Travis county district
court and the third coure of civil
appeals, but the supreme court re
versed these Judgments in favor of
Griffin claimed he would have
been elected had the commissioners*
court counted the votes in the Wes
laco box. These were ruled out by
the commissioners on the grounds
that the envelope containing the
returns was unsealed. Ruling out
these votes gave Leslie a majority of
14 votes.
The canvass of the returns vti
stopped by Griffin through Injunc
tion proceedings. The supreme court
held that the Judiciary could not
review the action until the election
had been completed by a canvass of
the returns.
Griffin StlT! Fighting
Gordon Griffin, when called by
The Brownsville Herald today and
Informed of the action of th£ su
preme court, said the fight is by no
means over.
‘ Of course we will know mors
about what to do when we reoelvs
the opinion, but at present It ap
pears it will be either an election
contest or a suit for the office.
Mr. Griffin did not know that his
appeal had been overruled until ad
vised in the call. He expects to an
nounce within a few days his next
step in an attempt to be seated in *
the office he claims he was elected
Submerged Land For
Sale at 10c Acre
fSiiecial to The Herald.)
AUSTIN. June 26—The land of
fice has advertised for sale. August
1. leases on 4 870 acres of submerged
lands in Nueces Bay. eight miles
southeast of Corpus Christi.
The leases will be sold on the
basis of 10 cents per acre, plus the
highest cash bonus. The state is to
get one-eighth the oil or gas pro
duced. Rental on the land will be
25 cents the second year, 50 cents
the third and $1 in subsequent year*
until the leases are developed.
The submerged land is located in
surveys 684. 692. 694 , 706. 710, 723.
745 and 746. Nueces Bay.
Commission to Hear
Views on Paving
'Special to The Herald.)
HARLINGEN. June 26.—The reg
ular meeting of the city commis
sion has been postponed from to
night until Friday evening. It will
be held as a formal opportunity
for any citizens to voice complaint
against the paving program adopted
for Tenth street, which will be put
into operation shortly.
Auto Chief Dies
Hart*y C. 8tutz. 53. widely known
automobile designer and manufac
turer. died here today from compli
cations which followed an opera
tion for appendicitis.
For Brownsville and the VaBey:
Partly cloudy to unsettled tonight,
and Friday.
For East Texas: Partly cloudy to
unsettled tonight and Friday; pos
sibly local thundershowers this af
ternoon or tonight In the northeast
Light to moderate winds on the
coast, mostly southerly.
The river will continue to fall
slowly practically all along during
the next few days.
flood Present 24-Hx. 24-Hx.
State Stage Cling. Bala
Eagle Pass 16 2 8 -01 .00
Laredo 27 -0.6 00 .00
Rio Grande 21 7.0 -0.3 .00
Mission 22 9 4 -0 5 00
San Benito 23 15.2 -0.8 .00
Brownsville 18 10.9 -43-8 .00
High and low tide at Point Isabel
tomorrow, under normal meteorol
ogical conditons:
High.6:10 a. m.
Low.10:11 p. m.
Sunset today .
Sunrise tomorrow ..— *’w
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