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IN OUR
!VALLEY 1
B1 C. M. HALL ■=**'
iALREADY the business effect of
; the passage of the rivers and
f harbors bill by both the aei
*nd the house is being felt in the
Valley.
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 s..id, consists mostly of invest
ments by the homefolk. Many deals
have probably been held pending
awaiting formal action on the ap
fjropriation which will give the Val
ey a deep-water port. The major
ity of these will now be consumated.
When President Hoover signs the
bill and sends the pen down to
Brownsville a real flurry will pro
bably follow.
• • •
THERE ts 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 boa ts
of grow in i specimens that it takes
more than a boy to harvest.
Thp latest to issue a challenge to
squash growers is Fred Latham, of
potato association fame. Fred said
they have ail made him mad over
this squash business, and he wants
to show a real squash. He brought
it in. It Ups th: scales at 3i pounds
and Mr Latham adds that he has
some still on the vine that promise
to be larger than that. Tire one he
exhibited looked like "some pump
kins.”
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
thing. ’
• • •
fljHICH reminds us T:
i vacation days, that it is a
1 mighty fine tiling to lea- e lv>nv
but somehow it seems so much more
_A __A 1_.1.
OU vvr Qvv uu va.
And they fay H
the older you get*
the greater that I
feeling. You go I
away and you 1
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 -
has before it today is not to let the
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
criminals* 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 way 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
they would possess.
Eiut the American people today
are 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.
kt • * *
' V ATEST reports on the Point Isa
I bel picnic declare that Congress
** man John Garner will attend
the port cele'c ration planned there
on the days immediately around the
Glorious Fourth
There are two big picnics planned
for that day. McAllen and Point
Isabel. Both point toward being
big affairs.
• • •
wirHILE the remainder of the
yV country swelters, and such cities
,f 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 Valley is a winter and summer
resort. And since thinking it over,
we believe you could add spring and
summer to that combination.
• • •
FOUND ON TIIE HIRES
MONTREAL — Mr* J. Dewey So
per to to leave next month to
be a medical missionary for two
years to the Eskimo* at Lake TTir
bor in Hudson Strait, while aer
hrsbtnd d"es scientific work there
for tnc govc-nmeut. They will re
ceive one ma:i v.h.le in the north.
PARIS — The girls are wearing
fi”.4 low with Leo M izatti, * hose
c,r Wled him when she read a
fit tait medkuu* sd illustrated with
ito puture He rccc ered $300 in
court fnm the advertiser for misuse
of hto r.amc tnd he and the young
led* made up.
LIVERPOOL — Lord Derby has
told the Chamber of Commerce he
learned something on his recent vto
gvt to the United Stares. He had
y ought the chief topic of discus
sion there was money. “It was not,”
he explained, “:t was probio.lion and
bow to avoid it.”
TWO INJURED
IN HIGHWAY
AUTO CRASH
Mercedes Men Taken
To Hospital For
Treatment
Two Mercedes men were rushed
to the Mercy hospital Wednesday
night as a result of an automobile
accident that occurred south of Ol
mit , 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 Riesterers 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 .nomine that although Mr
Drews was suffering, he passed a
satisfactory night. It was neces
sary to take manv 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 loral man
was not seriously injured, suffering
minor bruises and ruts.
It is said that the Merredes car
was driving towards San Benito at
the time of the accident, and that
tho 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 Merredes business men
and were in Brownsville Wednes
day on business.
Harlingen Election
May Favor Airport
'Special to The Herald >
H.< RLINOEN Jure 26.—With the
airport bond election less than
thwe 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
siasts are certain none will develop.
Under presen* plans no time will
oe lost In purchasing land for the
airoort as soon as money la avail
able from the bonds.
The most active backers of the
enterprise believe a modern land
in'? field and hangars will attrae*
much passenger and freight bust*
n'“« to this city. Thev exnect an
air school to be started and a big
in: rcacc in winter tourist by air.
Candidates to File
Reports
All candidates in the primary
elutions are required by law to
make reports of their expenditures j
to the county clerk, it has been
pointed out by political leaders.
Three reports are required bv
law. The firs* is to be made not
more than 30 days nor less than
25 days before the election: the
se-erd not more than 12 days nor
Ic-is than eight days before the
election; the last not more than
10 days after the election.
These reports arc required in
order to get the candidates’ names
on the ticket. H D. Seago, county
clerk states.
Sterling on Stump;
Makes Nine Speeches
HOUSTON. June 26.— -F'—On the
serond day of a speaking 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
night
Yesterday he started from his
home in Houston on his first po
litical campaign tour. Before the
close of the dav, he had made nine
sneeohfs. earning his campaign to
Buna Kirbvville. Jasper. San Aug
ustine. renter, Tenaha, Carthage.
Rockville, and Marshall. Several
of the stops were impromptu.
Bank at Brownwood
Fails to Open Door
BROWNWOOD. June 26.—
The Brownwood State bank, of
which O. C. Walker is president,
fai’ed to open for business today.
Officials stated that unusually
heavy withdrawals the past week,
and especially yesterday, promoted
the directors to close the bank. The
bank was nine years old and had
ranital and surplus of *62,000. A
iVan for paving depositors will be
worked rut at a stockholders’ meet
ing to be held soon, officials an
nounced.
War-Torn Mexico Flames
With Revolt in Chihuahua
Shooting Opens When Governor Francisco
Is Impeached; Juarez Is Capital
EL PASO, Tex., June 26.—•4>!—Two men claimed authority to rule the
i state of Chihuahua, Mexico, today as the result of a political disturbance
I 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.
SECRETARY
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.
FIRE DAMAGES
LOCAL PLANT
Orange Kist Works Blaze
Gives City Firemen
Hard Battle
A fire starting in the second story
of the Orange Kist bottling works
building on St. Charles street, be
tween Seventh and Eighth streets
did damage estimated at several
hundreds of dollars before it was
finally extinguished by Central fire
station department.
The fire was reported at 12:30
and had gained appreciable head
way before the trucks arrived at
the scene.
The Orange Kist bottling works
occupies the first floor of the build
ing, formerly occupied by the Dr.
Pepper company, and the second
floor is composed of several apart
ments, ail rented. It is thought the
fire originated in one of the apart
ments, spreading over the enure
second floor and into the third
floor attic.
The blaze was soon under control,
several fire trucks making the run.
The building, of wood, allowed the
fire to spread rapidly before the
fire department arrived.
A crowd of several hundred per
sons gathered and were kept away
from the engines by police. The
district is thickly populated, and
it was feared the flames would
spread to nearby wood buildings.
According to fire chief T. J. Sar
ran. the origin of the fire was not
known at 1:30 p. m. Investigations
would be continued during the
afternoon, he added.
The amage could not be estim
ated accurately, as the value of
furniture, clothes, and articles be
longing to residents was not known.
The second and third floors of the
buildings were seriously burnt.
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
Thursday.
The letter, written by Porter
Whaley, general manager, con
gratulates the city on the manner
in which it obtained port facili
ties.
“There Is no reason why a great
port should ont be built in Browns
ville. and you have our best wishes,"
concludes Mr. Whaley.
i
„ 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
mada.
Conflicting reports emanated
from the capital concerning the
slaying of Jiminel, the flight of
iNSIRGEVTS IN CONTROL
MEXICO CITY, June 26—W
—Dispatches from Chihuahua
today said insurgents still were
in cor.trc o: the state palace
and had elected Manuel J. Es
trada governor.
Estrada sent messages to the
president ana minister of the
interior announcing the coup.
President Ortiz Rubio gave
orders *o the military to restore
order at once. It is expected
that Governor Almada will re
turn from Juarez today or to
morrow.
k iV A A A A A.An.. A A A A 4
Govprftor Almada. the impeachment
session and the inauguration of Es
I trada as provisional governor.
The correspondent of El Conti
nental. Spanish language paper pub
lished in El Paso, last night sent a
written account by airplane mes
senger. saying telegraph censorship
had been established in Chihuahua
city.
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
i shots, Jiminez was shot in the head
and killed almost instantly. Several
i others were injured.
This account stated that when the
i 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 engi
neer who reached El Paso by plane
last night from Chihuahua city, de
I dared to the newspaper El Conti
' nenfal that a group of deputies led
by Deputy Carlos Enriquez, enemies
i 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
i hundred men of the National Rev
olutionary party presented them
selves to Governor Almada in Juar
ez and offered their services to him.
W. M. Sein, secretary of state,
and Undersecretary Ignacio Chavez
Franco were reported as having been
arrested.
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.
Commission to Hear
Views on Paving
f Special to The Herald.)
HARLINGEN. June 26.—The reg
ular meeting of the city commis
> slon 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
1 into operation shortly.
Willacy Transferred
To Brownsville Area
WASHINGTON June 26 —<&)—
F’-esident Hoover today signed the
j oi’l to transfer W’illacy county.
; Ttx., from thf Corpus Christi divi
<~>n of the'Southern District of
Texas to the Brownsville division.
Insurance Will Pay For It
1 Rio Graade Valley Trust Co.—Adr.
DAN AWAITED
IN SETTLING
BADGER ROW
‘Reliable Source’ Of
Information On
Valley Asked
CORPUS CHRISTI, June 26.—<*»>
—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 Grande Valley that a “reliable”
source ol information be created to
which regulatory bodies could turn
for advice.
The two committees issued a
statement containing this recom
mendation, in an eftort to compose
differences between the two states
arising out of sale of Valley lands
by real estate firms operating in
Wisconsin.
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- i
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 sav
ing the Texas committee disap
proved any action intended to pro
voke a boycott of Wisconsin insti
tutions.
Auto Thief Shoots
Officers, Escapes
WASHINGTON, la., June 26—
(A'—Sheritf Fred Sweet of Wash
ir*gton count* and night Marshal
Aaron Bailey were shot and killed
eany today by an automobile thief
they had arrested The thief was
trken to Sheriff Sweet's office and
(1'iestioned When the sheriff start
ed to search him preparatory to
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
ficer who shot at him as he fled.
He stole cnotber car and drove out
of town.
Bank Fails
CINCINNATI. June 26—'***—'The
Brotherhood of Railway Clerks Na
tiot.al bank failed to open for bus
iness today. __
Body Found on Padre Islana
Beach by Coast Guard Head
. * 1
Search Opened at 12 o’Clock After Victim
Found Missing from Gulf
Casino Hotel
The body of Father Jean B. Frigon, O. M. I., 59, pastor
of Sacred Heart church, and for many years one of the
most prominent Catholic figures in South Texas, was found
this afternoon on the Point Isabel beach, where it had
evidently floated after he had drowned.
The finding of the body of the reverend father came
as a complete surprise and shock to the entire community.
No intimation of anything happening to Father Frigon had been had
until today at noon when a call was made for him to come to dinner.
On reaching his room, it was found that his bed had not been slept in
last night and Capt. Reed of the coast guard was notified and search
opened for him.
About 3 o’clock this afternoon Captain Reed in company with a Mr.
Forbes found his body about a mile-and-a-half up the beach toward
Corpus Christl from the Gulf Side Casino hotel where he had been
stopping.
PEACE ASKED
Jap Leader Tells Rotary
Of Nation’s Ideal
CHICAGO. June 26.—UFy— Prince
lyesato Tokugawa. president of the
House of Peers of the Japanese par
liament, told the Rotary Interna
tional convention today that "Ja
pans 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
cific.’*
To deliver Iris talk before Rotary’s
17,000 delegates, the Prince took a
one day stopover out of a stx 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
products.
Lad Takes Coaster
For 25-Mile Trip
T.4 COMA, Wash., June 26—oP—
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
PraHe. 25 miles away. Bunny in
sisted he made the trip pulling the
wagor up hills and coasting down.
He went home in the family auto
mobile.
Iceland Gathers at 'Sinai'
People of Far North Gather to Make Laws
Since Christ of South Ousted Thor
THINGVELLIR. Iceland. June 26.—0TV—Christian. King of Iceland, to
day opened the 1930 session of the Icelandic Alt mg at the very spot where
one thousand years ago this oldest parliament in the world first was
convened
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
TOO SHORT
Town All Hot and Bothered
Over Little Breeches
GRAFTON. W. Va. June 28.—
—Things had settled down pretty
well about the town hall today
after all the excitement yesterday,
but one thing is certain, girls are
net going to wear “shorts” on the
streets of 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
dowrn 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. Sotr.e
bodv 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’* mav be the thing at Mar
shall College, or at the summer re
sorts. but here in 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
clothes.
The broad plain, bounded on the
south by a great lake, on the north
by rugged snow capped mquntains,
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 of
the earth.
Today’s ceremonial was unique.
The Thingvellir choir chanted the
Icelandic national song, ’’O God of
Our Land," and many in the thou
sands on the plain took up the re
frain which seemed to roll away tto
the mouvtains 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 abo\-e his Icelandic sub
jects.
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 12).
\
The victim of the accident went
to the hotel last Tuesday to spend
a few days recuperating, as was his
wont. He was last seen alive last
night when he was called to din
ner.
One of the maids at the hotel this
afternoon reported she saw’ his
clothing under a tree on the beach
but thought it to be only discarded
garments of some one else. When
found the body was clothed in a
bathing suit and showed no marks
of violence.
Previous to the inquest it could
not be determined whether he died
from drowning or whether heart
failure brought about his end. At
the hotel, it was said that while
staying at the gulf it was his habit
to bathe in the gulf in front of the
hotel at. both evening and morning
and no uneasiness was felt concern
ing his welfare until it was discov
ered his bed had not been used.
He said upon reaching the hotel
tills time that he expected to remain
for a few days. Dinner was had,
when he was last seen about dark,
and except for the fact of the con
dition of the bed it could not have
been determined whether he drown
d today or last night a
Father Frigon was 59 years old.
His death ended a service of 16
years as pastor of the Sacred Heart
church in Bro. nsville. He was
known and loved by hundreds of
Catholic church members through
out the Valley, as well as locally.
No immediate survivors of Fath
er Frigon are known here, except
that his family resided originally
in Canada, and two brothers are
thought t > live in Montreal.
Banking Is Subject
Of Kiwanis Meet
Plans for the all-Kiwanis nr't
program of the Brownsviili club at
7:15 o'clock Monday night at Mrs.
Emma Leonards Matamoros Cale
were completed at Thursday’s meet
ing when a poll of the member
ship was taken to see how many
members and guests would be ires
eut.
Each Kiwanian will be permitted
to bring his wufe or other feminine
member of his household as guest.
The meeting will be held simul
taneously with others ail over the
country and the international con
vention at Atlantic City.
There will be no regular meet
ing next week.
Walter Underwood of the Texas
Building and ,oan Association spoke
at this week’s meeting and declared
that a bank is g *>d or bad accord
ing to whether its customers are
good or bad. He said that it was
disastrous to lend money because
of similar lodge or church affilia
tions or to expect too much from
stockholders and directors. Banks
must lend their money on short
time because of the fluctuation in
deoosits which are greater in the
Valley than anywhere else.
A rising vote of thanks for work
done in the club by E. C. Tooth
man who is leaving soon to assume
his duties as secretary to the T^xas
republican organization was had.
r~1
Woman Spanked
HANFORD. Calif . June 26 —<7F —
Don’t spar.k strange w’omen. even
those who drive automobiles. Is the
moral John Sorder. oil worker,
cleaned from a 30-day jail sentence
imnosed upon him
Border’s car brushed fenders re
cently with one driven by Mrs.
Merle Fitting of San Francisco.
Sorder chased her. dragged, her
from her automobile, turned her
over his knee and snanked her.
After his arrest he said he had been
shell shocked.
Houstonian Denied
Bond in Killing
HOUSTON June 26—'VT—Perry
Simmons 26 remained in jail to
i dzy without bond, under charges
| of rrurdei in the fatal shooting of
I J hn W Jeanes Houston lumber
m*n Jeanes was shot Sunday when
j h* intervened in a fight Arthur
l Jeanes, n brother, told authorities.
JUDGE HOLDS
VOTE COUNT
IS REQUIRED
Noted Hidalgo Suit
To Oust Judge
Is Lost
AUSTIN, June 26—OP)—The state
supreme court yesterday overruled
a motion for rehearing of the Hi
dalgo county district judge election
case in which Gordon Griffin
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 court of civil
appeals, but the supreme court re
versed these Judgments in favor of
Leslie.
Griffin claimed he would have
been elected had the commissioner*’
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 was
stopped by Griffin through injunc
tion proceedings The supreme court
held that the Judiciary could not
review the action tin til the election
had been completed by a canvass of
the returns.
Griffin Still Fighting
Gordon Griffin, when called by
The Brownsville Herald today and
informed of the action of the su
preme court, said the fight Is by no
means over. *
‘ Of course we will know more
about what to do when we receive
the opinion, but at present it ap
pears it will be cither 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 da vs his next
step in an attempt to be seated In
the office he claims he was elected
to.
Submerged Land For
Sale at 10c Acre
fSoecial 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 Christl.
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 81 in subsequent yearn
until the leases are develoned.
The submerged land is located in
surveys 684 . 692. 694. 706. 710. 723.
745 and 746. Nueces Bav.
_
Auto Chief Dies
| INDIANAPOLIS. June 28.
Harry C. Stutz, 53, widely known
automobile designer and manufac
turer. died here today from compli
cations which followed an opera
tion for appendicitis.
| WEATHER ‘
. For Brownsville and the Valley:
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
portion.
Light to moderate winds on the
coast, mostly southerly.
RIVER FORECAST
The river will continue to fall
slowly practically all along during
the next few days.
flood present 34-Hr. 34-Hr.
Ht&ee Cbrut. Rain
Eagle Pass 18 2 8 -01 .00
Laredo 27 -08 00 .00
Rio Grande 21 7.0 -0 3 .00
Mission 22 9.4 -0.5 J00
San Benito 23 15.2 -0 8 .00
Brownsville 18 10.9 -e)8 JOO
TIDE TABLE
High and low tide at Point Isabel
tomorrow, under normal meteorol
ogical condi tons:
High. 6:10 a. m.
Low...10:11 p. m,
MISCELLANEOUS DATA
Sunset today . 7:25
Sunrise tomorrow .ys
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