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»-- B1 C. M. HALL «=*
WITH droughts reported over the
country and a comparat vely
low price received for cotton,
there has come over many sections
and to a certain extent in the Val
ley a feeling that business is not so
It is also true that this feeling
has not prevailed .n the Valley to
the extent that it has in other sec
a Accidental conversations with R
R. Bledsoe of Edelstems and C. V.
Hamilton of the Borderland, both
with their hand on the pulse of the
furniture bus ness, find these two
men declaring that business is not
so bad.
While business is not at a war
time height both of these men ad
vanced the opinion that much of
whatever depression ex. sits comes
from the mental attitude of the
people themselves. Business fears
enter into the people, they tighten
on their purse strings and loose con
versation on hard times, and as a
result pe: hmism begins to take the
place of ptmism. In other words
they hold that the best way to over
come supposed hard times is to for
get them and keep hard at work.
WENT out to the Brownsville fil
tration plant yesterday where
the filtration system is being
cleaned. Those, who might be of the
opinion that Browns wile does not
need a larger filtration plant, should
go out and gam some first hand
knowledge for thems 1
It will take no expert to ueclde
the matter. What their eyes do not
tell them their nose will know.
Men were in mud wa st deep
rleaning out the vats. A tank or
two which the city is using for its
water flow reminds the engineer of
this column of one he saw being
used in a bottl»ng works at Abilene.
Texas, where at, a boy he worked
after school hours and it is used to
supply a city like Brownsville.
While this cleaning out is going on
Brownsv lle citiz?ns should boil their
water as all of it is not being given
full treatment.
• • •
JIM FERGUSON crawls on the
newspapers in shooti <? at Ross
Sterling. He says t le advocacy
of Sterling's campaign is bemg paid
for by the inch. If this were true
the amounts Jim says Sterling and
his friends have expended on him
:s hardly a starter. There are some
4 1.200 newspapers in Texas. The
* reams and reams of stuff they have
carried on Sterling, if paid for at
high political rates would make a
million dollars look like a mole hill.
All Jin has done is to insult the
newspaper fraternity in which he
would claim membership through
h;s own paper. One of the latest
reactions we have noticed is that the
Victoria Advocate, which supported
Ferguson in the primary ias be
come disgusted and turned its edi
tor als in favor of the Houston man.
• • •
A| . D. PAYNE, whc«e wife was
killed by a bomb explosion at
Amarillo, lias been arrested in
connection with the case some weeks
after Mrs. Payne's death. Evidence
produced by Gene Howe of the
Amarillo Globe-News and A. B.
MacDonald of the Kansas City Star
,<s said to have led to the arrest of
the widower.
We are glad to see that newspaper
men are doing something else be
sides take Mr. Sterling's money, and
that men sometimes do represent
the Kansas City Star when they
come to a strange community.
• • •
BUT after consideii.ig the many
th»n* the Lower Rio Grande
Valle? is now facing, there bobs
up one which looms against the sky
as a dire threat.
Folks, they say the pomprdour Is
about to return. While realizing
that in spea’eng of the pi .padour
one inadvertantly displays his many
years, we must ask what are we
going Lo do about it? And we can
answer right off. 'When St arrives
we will go r ght ahead telling the
dear things how pretty they look,
and strangest of all. after th* first
shock wc will actually think so.
Those who would keep up with
the times might .-tart saving their
•'rafts** and those old pictures of the
Gibson Girl, which Charles Dana
Gibson painted so freely might be
dug up. dusted off. and replaced.
Yes sir. the world urns in cycles
in everything It seems, and as soon
as the dollar gets back to ’ts 1914
or pre-w r value, toward which it is
headed, salaried people will find
* themselv able to purchase more
clothing and grocer cs.
• • •
PITTSBURGH. Pa. — Eugene C.
Grace, president of the Beth
lehem Steel corporation, started
his crrecr as a crane operator. Now
his son. Charles Brown Grace, a
recent Princeton graduate, h .s tak
en a Job as a clerk with he Jones <5;
Laugh1 in steel corporation.
NEW YORK — Free band con
certs to lure Long Island esidents
away from speakeas es have been
started by Bishop Charles Nelson
of the Unites Christian Church of
America. A ten-piece band has of
/•red its services gratis.
CAMDEN. N J. — This looks Vke
a record of some sort. Miss Cor
nelia L. Jones. 17-year-old daugh
ter of a Philadelphia banker, made
her first solo flight in an airplane
after only four hours' instruction.
HERKIMER. N Y. — Here s an
endurance tree-sitter who cashed in.
Annoyed neighbors paid Janies Wat
son. 14. $25 to come down from his
perch after 27 hours of annoyance.
NEW? YORK — Passengers on the
incoming Majestic described a novel
s ght. Twice a day the Maharajah
of Pithapuram. an Indian prince,
would line up his wife, two sons, a
daughter in law, four daughters, a
lady n waiting, a secretary and sev
en servants and march them about
the d ck. They are here for a
month's visit.
Deep Mud Is Founc
In Filtration
The Brownsville city commlssio:
j has started work of cleaning th*
I filtration plant and workmen an
I finding more of a Job than the;
at first anticipated.
When the work was opened 1
was found that the twelve-floo
I vats contained about eight feet o
mud. and today men are wadini
around in it. shoveling and baillni
it out by the spade and bucketful]
I The city commissioners are no?
having laid a line to the new bet
j of the river from this plant ant
| are installing a pumping statioi
to force the water over the adde*
distance since the river change*
its course some weeks ago.
Those closely connected with th
I work declare that when the ne?
| water line is completed and filtra
tton facilities added to meet t!
j needs of Brownsville the presen
water emergency will be solved
At present the water is lifte<
to large settling basins then rui
: through the filtration plant an*
I out into other big basins and fron
j there sent into the city mains. I
is held that it is the small filtra
| tion plant which is unable to mee
! the needs of the city. The wate
■ flowing through the filtering plan
j has been temporarily cut off unti
: the work of cleaning can be com
It Is said that the small tlm*
allowed for chemical treat men
and the mud found in the vat:
has been the cause of the recen
| bad taste of the water. The chem
icals were poured in the water t*
i purify it but time enough coul<
| not be allowed for precipitation
and caused the water to taste.
While the work of cleaning 1
in progress Brownsville people ar*
advised to boil their water, ant
I by leaving it standing in a con
tainer objectionable taste is sale
to disappear.
Citizens of Brownsville are lt>
vited to see for themselves th*
work being done and the apparent
necessity for added facilities.
Endurance Flight
Threatens Record
ST. LOUIS. Aug. 6—(IP,—Dali
Jackson. co-pilot with Pores
O'Brlne of the endurance monoplane
Greater St. Lows, today was suf
fering from a cold, but did not re
gard it as 'anything wrong."
i Jackson said over Jhe plane';
; short wave transmitter late vester
day that he didn't “feel good" bu
said he would “let you know if any
; thing Li wrong.”
Since the plane contnt:ed to func
I tion smoothly today attaches at the
airport were more convinced thai
ever that the flight would not en<
before the record of the Huntei
brothers of Sparta III. had fallen
The Hunter brothers remained alol
554 hours at Chicago last month
At 7:11 today «CST> Jackson am
O Brine had been in he air 38*
Bureau Chiefs Are
Expected in Valley
• Special to The Herald)
HARLINGEN. Aug 6—Infonna
j tictr is being expected at any tim
from officials of the Better Busi
ness bureau as to when a commit
tee will visit the Valley to organic
a branch bureau in this section.
lire committee is coming hen
only on condition that they will no
be asked to go into any controver
sial matters, it is stated.
Kenneth Barnard, president o
the national bureau, will head thi
delegation, which is expected to ar
i rive either next week or after Sept
I 1. when the national conventior
! will be over.
Harlingen Catholics
Plan New Church
• Special to the Herald)
HARLINGEN. Aug. 6 —Member;
cf the Catholic congregation an
making plans for the building o
a new church and a committee t<
work out ways and means has beer
appointed. At present there is onl]
! one Catholic church in the city
and this has lone been inadequate
to the needs of the congregation.
1 The gunboat Palos aboard which five American bluejackets were
1 wounded by Chinese communists near Chansha. The ship Is one of
seven American gunboats protecting American lives and property in
s China.
r ---—-----— "•
: Bomb Charge Stirs Texas
i _
i Husband of Murdered Amarillo Woman Is
Held After Investigation by Reporters
AMARILLO. Tex. Aug. 6.—lAV-Amarillo's "model husband." A. D.
• Payne, attorney, today faced the prospect of murder charges prepared
for filing against him. after two newspaper men by swift investigation
uncovered evidence to explain the explosion June 27 which demolished
Payne's automobile, killed his wife and maimed his 10-vear-old son. A.
; D. Payne, Jr.
Payne called last week at the office of Gene Howe, editor of the Ama
rillo News-Globe, and requested that the editor make a personal in
Hunters Are Making Ready
To Slaughter White
Wings of Valley
The fame of white wing hunting,
which i- enjoyed by American
sportsmen only in the Valley sec-!
. tion, has traveled north, and :ndi-,
; cations are that a record crowd of
* hunters will take to the field Friday
| morning when the season opens.
The white wing is a semi-tropical
5 bird and is found in the United
■ | States on* * in the Rio Grande Val
“ ley section. It has long been one
of the prize game birds of this sec
. tion.
, Railroads report that numerous
1 up-state hunters plan to be here
I on the morning of Augu't 8 for the
. opening of the season. Sporting
goods houses report that local
sportsmen have been preparng fori
the opening of the season also, pur- |
I chasing arms and ammunition.
Hunters state that the white wings
| are not a numerous this season as
they have been in the past. How
ever. thev feel that an influx of bir 4
will come 4nto this section from
Mexico in the immediate future. No
, reason is assigned to the apparent
scarcity of the birds.
j Engineer Expected
To Examine ‘Waves’
» (Special to The Herald.)
* Bailey, division engineer for the
t state highway commission at Cor
- pus Christ!, will come to Harlingen
the early part of next week to ex
[ amine the proposals for removing
* the "permanent wave" and
! straightening the stretch of road
between San Benito and Harlingen,
i He will also consider the project
to build an additional road into
San Benito.
Filtration Plant
Nears Completion
(Special to The Herald)
; HARLLINGEN. Aug 6—Harlin
“ gens new filtration plant will be
1 readv within a week or ten days.
> according to Charles Pyatt of the
t International Filter Co., who is
’ in charge of the work. The plant
. Pyatt savs. will be the most modern
; in the Valley. The cost is $140,
000 ___
Rain Gives Hopes for Crops
CHICAGO. Aug. 6.—t/Pi—The cen
ter of the heat wave had apparently
shifted to the east today leaving
the citizens of the mid-continent
less comfortable but ihe crops still
in danger.
Scattered showers and cooler
winds brought some relief to mid
dle-westerners who had .sweltered in
90 and 100 degree temperatures for
weeks. The rainfall was small in
most cases, however, not enough
in itself to bring any real break
in the drought.
The corn crop, already damaged
to an alarming degree, was still in
a precarious state where a few
more days of real heat would mean
the loss of millions of bushels. The
soil, badly parched in most sections,
was in no condition to withstand
another siege of sun and wind.
The real heat news of yesterday
came from the east where Wash
ington reported a maximum tem
perature of 102 degrees, Philadel
phia 98 and New York 92. Restrict
ed water diets and forests fires em
phasized the seriousness of the
situation in Maryland.
Central Ohio cooled off yesterday
with the help of several showers
although there was no general rain.
Heavy precipitation at Dayton and
Springfield helped crops in those
Chicago's millions spent the most
comfortable night in weeks with
the mercury around 72 after a total
precipitation for yesterday of .12
inch. Southern Illinois was still
suffering, however, from intense
heat and drought. Scores of wells
in Duquoin have gone dry.
A two months’ drought was
broken in some instances when
good rains fell in scattered sections
of Texas. Scattered showers were
reported In Missouri and a light
rainfall at Oklahoma City.
Drought conditions .;ere relieved
somewhat in eastern Iowa by scat
tered shower*
vpsugauon. ne saiu me auuiuriucs
were making no progress in appre
hending the slayer of his wife, and
welcomed an inquiry by newspaper
Howe immediately telegraphed
the Kansas City Star and asked
that A. B MacDonald be asslgnd
to the case. MacDonald and Howe
started their investigation Monday
morning and yesterday afternoon.
MacDonald put the evidence they
had obtained before Mayor Ernest
O. Thompson and E. W. Thomerson,
district attorney.
Payne Arrested
Payne was arrested soon after
ward and Miss Verona Thompson.
Payne's former private secretary,
was detained as a material wit
Payne To Pampa
As Payne was taken from Ama
rillo under heavy guard for the trip
to Pampa he mumbled ‘ frame-up.”
District Attorney Thomerson and
Chief of Police McDowell left here
early today to question Payne fur
The accused was faced by Miss
Thompson before his departure
from the local jail and her appear
ance apparently confused him. as
most of his answers to questions
after she appeared were mumbled.
•'You did. you know you did,” she
Miss Thompson in a signed state
ment said she and Payne had made
numerous trips to nearby cities and
that Payne was so desperately tn
love with her that he had planned
to divorce his wife to marry her.
On June 27 Payne had left his cat
at home and walked to town tc
his office, several miles distant, ac
companied by his small daughter
He told officers afterward that h(
left the car at home for his wiff
to use while shopping, in prepar
ation for a vacation trip the family
Mrs. Payne and her son startec
from home in the car. several hours
Boy Maimed For Life
They had driven eight block:
when smoke suddenly began to fll
the coupe and a few second later s
terrific explosion blasted the auto
mobile to bits, tore Mrs. Payne';
body to shreds and cast the boy';
mutilated f gure on the lawn of e
house nearby.
The boy lingered near death foi
many days but finally recovered.
He was badly maimed, one arn:
having been almost tom from hi;
body by the explosion.
Detectives who investigated th«
case found bits of metal scattered
about tfie .scene of the explosior
wlvch they declared were fragment*
of a nitroglycerine or TNT bomb
They also expressed the opinion tha!
ignition wires on the car had beer
tampered with and that the ex
plosive machine had been placec
directly beneath the driver's seat
in the car.
Payne insisted at that time that
he knew no enemy who would hav«
made an attempt upon his own life
or the lives of members of his fam
Payne Questioned
When MacDonald began his jn
(Contmued on page ten.)
Oil Kings Enroute
To Mexico Capital
A party of Oklahoma millionaire;
was expected to arrive in Browns
ville by plane Wednesday mominj
at 10:30 on their way to Mexico Citj
on business.
The party consists of D. J Moran
Ponca City, president, of the Con
tinental Oil company: E. S. Nick
! olas. alSA of Ponca City and vice
1 president of the same concern; P
i Messenger and J. L. Tatum. oC
operators from Monterrey; anc
Frank Hover, pilot and A. J. Frese
co-pilot and George M. McJach
mechanic of the plane.
They are expected to continue tt
Mexico City immediately, and whil<
t in the southern republic contem
’ piate via'ting Monterrey and Tam
| pico before returning to the Unitec
Modern Apartment Of
Two Stories Is
Being Erected
ConsV-uctlon lias started on the
$20,COO Alta Vista apartment build
ing being erected for the Gaskill
Hodgson company by the Bay view
Construction company in Port
Isabel, according to architect w.
D. Van Sicien, Brownsville.
The new building is being built
on the corner of Polk and Gomez
streets, and according to plans
will contain nine modern and com
plete apartments, and be two
stories in height.
“The Alia Vista apartment will
undoubtedly be one of the most
attractive and modern in the en
tire Valley.” Mr. Van Sicien said
The exterior is designed in mod
ern Spanish renaissance, with mis
sion title roof, screened arcaded
porches on first floor and colonded
porches on the second story, and
with separate entrances lor each
One of the interesting features
Ls a large patio at the rear,
secluded from the street with an
arcade with mission tile roof.
Entrance gate will be of wrought
iron of a unique design. A lily
pond will be in the center of the
patio, and semi-tropical flowers,
plants and shrubs have been
ordered by the .landscape artist,
The entire apartment will be sur
rounded by a large lawn.
Hollow tile will be used thruogh
out. and the various apartments
will be absoutely sound proof.
Bath for each apartment will be
of tile floor and wainscot, and ail
floors are to be of oak.
The owners, Gaskin and Hodgson,
are formerly of Indiana.

Scout Troop on Hike
To Beach; Take Tests
Troop Six of the Brownsville Boy
Scouts returned here Wednesday
after an overnight hike to Boca
Chica under the leadership of As
sistant Scoutmaster R E. Gonzales
The Scouts took tests in distance
Judging and cooking in addition tc
enjoying games and swimming.
Scouts who made the trip we’.*e:
Fermin Cuellar. Guadalupe Zapeda
Alberto Barrera. Joel Lopez. AIfor.se
Saralito Pedro Gonzalez. Guadalupe
Luna. Roberto Luna, Miguel Luna
and Luis Cueller.

Forest Fires Follow
Electrical Storm
MISOULA, Mont., Aug. 6.—<*»■
! —Fire fighting crews faced a fresh
outburst of forest blazes in this
district today caused by a severe
electrical storm.
The storm concentrated In the
Lolo forest, where 19 fires wrre
reported yesterday. Two blazes
were discovered In the Missoula
Negro Is Returned
On Theft Charge
Deputy Sheriff Henry Gordon
returned here Tuesday from
Corsicana, bringing Feliz Jackson
negro charged with theft, with
t _ __
Here is a maid of New Orleans,
who has been named Miss Uni
verse at the pageant of pulchri
tude at Galveston. She weighs
123 pounds, boasts long golden
curls and said she was so happy
she could not talk.
* * * * *
New Orleans Girl Crowned
Beauty of Universe
GALVESTON. Aug. 6—<7P>—A
, blond 17 year old high school girl.
Dorothy Dell Goff of New Orleans,
wore h'appilly and a bit differently
to day the title “Beauty Queen of
the Universe.”
In a hall swept with clamorous
applause. Miss Goff was selected as
the final winner of the annual In
ternational Pageant of Pulchritude
last ni0ht and tonight $2,000 in prize
| money and a silver plaque w*.U be
presented to her at a testimonial
I dinner. She previously had been
I named ‘‘Miss United States of
1 America” in the first judging event.
! Already plans were on foot to
place he- in movng pictures or on
the stage. Martin Starr of New
York, assistant director of the pag
eant, announced that he has be
come her manager and was expect
; ing a number of offers.
The girl, brought up to the micro
phone as the handclapping Sun
dered to be introduced, looked rath
er bewildered and said in a half
; choked vo ce only that she was the
“happiest girl in the world.” Around
New Orleans she has been an ama
I teur radio singer.
Grain Soars in Wild Pits
Corn Goes Up at Rate of Cent a Minute While
i Buyers Struggle for Place
CHICAGO. Aug. 6.—Com hit a dollar a bushel today on the board of
trade for the May option, while the other months were close to that
figure in a rampant bull market that also carried wheat up sharply.
May com touched $1.01 1-2 a bushel or 6 1-2 cents above the opening
figure. At the outside sale, December and March com were up 7 cents
from yesterday's close. The pits were wild with excited buyers, who
paid whatever the sellers demanded. Many of the scramblers were
i shorts who had failed to cover as reports of damage from drought kept
Woman Requests C.-C. To
Send Him Home
HARLINGEN. Aug. 6.—Lost, one
husband, somewhere in the Valley
of Mexico. Presumably a good one,
because his wife wants him back.
Chamber of commerce officials
expect, receive, and handle all
sorts of odd requests, but the Har
lingen office was disconcerted, to
say the least, when they received
a letter from An Austin weman
saying that her husband is some
where in the Vallve. and has been
detained much longer that could
reasonably be expected. She asks
that the secretary find him, re
mind he has a home, and urge
strongly that be return to it.
Officials have the matter under
advisement, but do not expect to
take immediate action.
Luis Jose LaMadrid, two-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Jose La Ma
drid. died at the family home on
St. Francis street in West Browns
, ville at 5 p. m. Tuesday. Services
■ will be held at 4:30 p. m. Wednes
day at the Mexican Baptist church,
with interment in the city cemetery.
I Funeral arrangements were made
Miming corn puces up uuring uie
last two weeks.
Wheat, which has been below the
price of the coarser grain for some
time also went up as much as five
cents a bushel, September option
nearing 96 cents a bushel while De
cember equalled May corn and
March wheat went through $1.06.
Around midday com was going
up at the rate of a cent a minute.
The pits were crowded to overflow
ing while brokers fought for even a
toe-hold on the rim of the rostrum.
During this melee September com
bounded up to a dollar and even
Friends of Creager
Silent on Visit
With prognostications concerning
the possibility of R. B. Creager suc
ceeding Dwght Morrow a: ambas
sador to Mexico, friends of Mr.
Creager today said he left no in
timation of that being his present
mission to Mexico CTty.
It was said he went to the capi
tal city on a personal visit to Mr
Morrow rnd would return Friday.
Form Sterling Club
BIG SPRINGS. Tex., Aug 6
(£*>—Howard County supporters of
Ross S. Sterling of Houston,
candidate for governor, have org
anized with James T. Brooks chair
man. A reception was being plan
ned for the candidate when he
i speaks here August 15.
Matamoros- Reynosa
Road Work Opens
One Hundred Men Start Clearing Way For
Highway to Link Lower Border *
j .With Interior of Mexico /
A new road connecting link for the Rio Grande Valley and the in
terior of Mexico is now promised in the near future.
Work of clearing the right-of-way for the highway from Matamoros
to Reynosa has opened, and it was said today that this section of the
i highway is expected to be completed In four months.
The sum of 75.000 pesos has been appropriated for the preliminary
work. This roadway when completed will give tourists a drive down
J both sides of the Rio Grande. The road will connect at Reynosa with
Dr. Eugene Buehler Dies
Wednesday Following
Lingering Illness
Dr. Eugene BueJiler prominent
physician of Indianapolis and Tex- {
as died at his home in Olmito at
5:30 a. m. Wednesday.
Dr. Buehler had been in poor
health for several years having
come to the Valley in the hope of
improvement. He was 60 years of
His bot'y will be forward d Wed
nesday evening to Indianapolis, his
former home, for interment. He has
no relatives in this section.
Dr. Buehler was born in Phila
delphia. He practiced medicine for
30 years, and attained considerable
recognition in Indianapolis, where
he served on the board of health for
ten years. During that time the
greater part of the improved sani
tary system of the city was install
ed. During the war he had charge
of the sanitary service at Fort Sam
Houston. Another example of his
serree was at Corpus Christi fol
lowing the storm there several years
ago. when he was one of the first
to reach the city and played an im
portant part in the rescue work.
I In addition to his professional
interests the doctor was ar. ardent
sportsman, especally enjoying lish
, mg.
He had been In the Valley for the
! past three years, and had recently
completed a beautiful home on Ol
j mito lake.
Hawks Takes to Air
For Flight Record
——Captain Frank M. Hawks
took off at 5 a. m. <E. S. T.) for
Los Angeles in an effort to set a
new westward transcontinental
flight record.
Hawks planned to reach Los An
geles in about 14 hours making
three or more stops en route for
Fuel. He said he expected to reach
his destination about 4 p. m.
Pacific time and be on the golf
links at the Hollywood club with
his father and three business as
sociates by 5 p. m. He wore his
golf togs and carried a bag of
His Travelair monoplane is equip
ped with a 300-horsepower Wright
motor and has a maximum speed
of 270 miles. He said he did not
plan to fly at more than 200 miles
an hour.
Fuel supplies were held in read
iness for him at Columbus. O..
Indianapolis. St. Louis. Wichita,
Kas., Albuquerque, N. If., and
Kingman. Ariz.
Captain Hawks said he would
make as few stops as possible but
expected to take fuel from three to
five times en route. His gas tank
contained 107 gallons when he took
off but the motor uses gasoline at
the rate of 30 gallons an hour.
He holds the Atlantlc-to-Pacific
speed record for a non-stop flight
which was made in 19 hours. .0
minutes and 32 seconds. There is
no record for a multiple-stop
j flight such as he plans today.
Texas Oil Men Are
Injured in Wreck
COLEMAN, Tex., Aug. 6.—
Pete Pollard, Tom Jameson and
i R. Brooks, well-known oil men
of west and central Texas, were
seriously Injured today wh-*n a
truck overturned with them on the
Coleman-Santa Anna highway.
Brocks was cut on an arm and
hand, Jameson wa.s cut on his
head and Pollard was believed to
have Internal injuries.
Robbers Injured
WICHITA, Kans.. Aug. 6—<&—
Two robbers were captured in front
of the vault of Goldens Diamond
Shop here today as they were
preparing to flee with Jewels
valuel at $20,000.
They gave their names as Jess
Dever, and Charles Lindsy, both
of Oklahoma City. They were cap
tured when detectives answered a
burglar alarm sounded by Henry
: Renzick. owner fo the shop, as he
1 was being marched to the rear of
| the store at the point of a gun.
Meeting Postponed
(Spedal to The Herald.)
HARLINGEN. Aug. 6—The reg
ular meeting of the Harlingen
Chamber of Commerce directors, to
have been held Wednesday eve
ning. has been postponed until
next week because of the absence
of John T. Floore. secretary. Floore
is attending the Hug-the-Coost
I highway meeting at Palacios.
the highway to Monterrey, which in
time will furnish a connected high
way all the distance from Mata
moros to Mazatlan on the coast.
The chief of the committee su
pervising the building of the new
highway stated today that Ingenierc
Cortez Herrera has laid out the
plans for the new highway and
that work of clearing the roadway
has started. He also said that the
work that has now started will be
carried through. The state of
Tamaulipas is bearing the heaviest
part of the expense connected with
the building of the new road, the
other part is being born* by the
Many at Work
Eighteen men and a corps of en
gineers are already at work blazing
the trail for the new road.
A force of about 100 men is fol
lowing the engineers. “As the work
progresses more and more men will
be employed." Sr. Jesus Cedillo
Matamoros city secretary said this
The state of Tamaulipas has ap
propriated $75,000 pesos for leveling
and grading work alone. If a con
tract that is being considered is put
through the new road w!!l be finish
ed by December, it is believed. The
new road will follow the course of
the Rio Grande.
Gives National Highway
The new road will link with the
Nuevo Leon highway at China, Nu
evo Leon, and then connect with the
network of national highways. It is
to be built of dirt and calicne rock.
After the •caliche' is scattered over
the dirt base it is then smoothed
with heavy steam rollers, leaving a
surface that is both lasting and
waterproof. It is believed that once
the road is finished, the Serretaria
de Comunicaclones will have it
topped with Tania like the Monter
rey Nuevo Laredo road.
The road from Reynosa to Mon
terrey nearly is ready. Bridges are
the only part of the roadway that
are under construction. Several
persons, who have journeyed to
Nuevo Leon, say the road Is in ex
cellent condition, and that once the
bridges are finished it will rank as
a scenic highway in northern Mexi
The Matamoro6 Mazatlan high*
wav will link several Important
cities, most of them aviation cen
ters. Matamoros, Reynosa. Mon
terrey. Saltillo. Torreon. Durango
and Mazatlan are the most import
ant cities along the new road. It
is reported that the scenery along
the proposed route is a sight worth
Australian Flier
Is Lost on Flight
BATAVIA. Java. Aug. 6—(JP)—A.
T. Cunningham, Australian ama
teur airman who left Sydney Aug.
1 on a solo flight to England in an
attempt to beat Bert Hinkler’* 15
day record has not been reported
since he left Wyndham. North Aus
tralia. for Bima at dawn yesterday. —
The Wyndham Bima stage *•
volve* several hundred miles over
sea. and is one of the most danger*
c #-. sec/ions of the flight.
Two Valley Towns
Get Four Patrolmen
‘Special to The Herald*
HARLINGEN. Aug ft—Harlingen
and Weslaco are to be stations for
I four additional highway patrolmen
| to operate in the Valley. The ad
! dition to the force is to be per
manent. Hill Foreman, a former
big league ball player, will be ir»
, charge of the Harlingen office.
LIBERTY. Tex., Aug. 8.—(T>
Paul Damek, i9. Liberty’ County
i farmer, was struck by lightning
I and Instantly killed yesterday as
he was picking cotton in a field
near Dayton.
For T wnsville and the Valley:
Partly cloudy to occasionally un
| settled tonight and Thursday, pos
sibly with local showers.
For East Texas; Partly cloudy
tonight and Thursday; thunder
showers in south portion.
Light to moderate southerly winds
on the coast.
There will be no material change
In the river during the next few
Flood Present I4-Er.
Star* Chne Ri»»n
Eagle Pass 16 3.1 *0.5 00
.Laredo 21 -1.6 0.0 .*K|
1 Rio Grande 21 4 0 +0.1 00
Mssion 22 5 0 0 2 00
San Benito 23 9 4 *0.9 GO
i Brownsville 13 3.2 0.0 00
High and low tide at Point Isabel
tomorrow, under normal meteorol
ogical conditions:
High . 5 01 a. m.
Low...8:35 p. m.
Sunset today . 7:13
• Sunrise tomorrow .. 5:53

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