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FADING AWAY Alexander Given Release For Third Time When He Fails to Show CHICAGO, Aug. 6—(/P>—Grover Cleveland Alexander, once one ot baseball's greatest pitchers, has been released for the third time when he was notified by the Toledo American association club last night that his services were not de sired. He had never even worn a Toledo uniform. “Old Pete" was released by the Dallas team of the Texas league several weeks ago after being taken out of the box. He previously had been given his freedom by the Phil adelphia Nationals. Then the Toledo Mud Hens signed him up. Alexander was to have pitched his first game at To ledo Sunday. Photographers were there, even sound movies were to be taken, the park was filled with thousands who canse to see the for mer world series hero in his much ballyhooed comeback attempt. But he failed to appear. Oscar J. Smith, president of the Toledo club, in Chicago attending a meeting of the minor league ex ecutives, heard Alexander was in town and went to the hotel room where the pitcher was supposed to be staying. He was met by a nurse who refused to allow him to enter. Smith asked what Alexander in tended to do and the nurse replied, “I can't tell you anything about it. I suppose when there is anything to be said. Mr. Alexander will com municate with you.” The nurse refused to take any mes sage to her patient so Smith went down to the lobby and wTOte the following t He gram: “The Toledo Baseball compau herebv notifies you that the dea. for vour services is called off and the Toledo Baseball company does not desire your services." Texas Gains Three Seats in Congress WASHINGTON. Aug. 6.—W*— Dividing up 435 seats in the Fouse of Representatives so each state will have an equitable share of me bers on the basis of its 1930 popula tion occupied experts of the Cen sus Bureau. The Secretary of Commerce has been directed by Congress to sub mit on the first day of the Decern- I ber session a compilation of the j population of the states and the number of members to which each is entitled under the method known as "major fractions .* That method, roughly, applies the principle of counting as a unit any remainder more than half and the dropping of a re mainder of less than one-half. Application of this method to j the first complete preliminary census figures indicated today twenty six seats would be affected in the coming reapporttonment Twenty states probably will lose j one or more members. Ten states are expected to gain the twenty six seats. Legislatures in the states affected will have to rear- j range their congressional districtv | before the election of 1932. Texas probably will gain three additional se3ts in the reapportion m»nt. Five Million Bale Cotton Pool Sought DALLAS, Tex , Aug. 6 —0<Pi— \ The Farmers Marketing Associa tion of America today had launch- | ed a plan to form a $5,000,000 ba> cotton pool to hold until the price i qf cotton should reach 20 cents a pound. The association yesterday named four members of the special ad visory committee in'ended to de vise details of the pool plan. Those appointed on the committee were: L. Gough, Amarillo: W. S Corbin. Hillsboro; I. B Alford. Austin: A. W. Lusk. Austin. WEATHER SUMMARY The weather was mostly cloudy and unsettled over the greater por tion of the United States the -^warning observation, and nu merous showers and thunder storms occured within the last 21 hours in much of the country be tween the Rocky and Appalachian mountains. Temperature changes were mostly unimportant and It continued very warm in the east ern states. BULLETIN First figures, lowest temperature last night, second, highest yester day; third, wind velocity at 8 a. m ; 1 urth. precipitation in last 24 hours. Abilene . 70 82 .. .04 Amarillo . 64 88 .. .00 [ Atlanta . 76 96 .. .00 /•ustin . 72 06 .. .60 Oise . 72 94 .. .00 Boston ... 70 90 .. .00 BROWNSVILLE .. 78 92 .. .00 Caigary . 52 .. .. .00 Chicago . 68 78 .. .12“ r’eveland . 72 86 14 .00 i orpus Christi .... 78 92 .. .00 Dallas . 70 "8 .. .02 Del Rio . 76 94 10 .02 Denver . 64 88 .. .00 D' >e City . 70 96 .. .00 R1 Peso . 70 96 .. .00 • art Smith . 74 98 .. .00 Helena . 56 84 .. .00 Hurion . 72 94 .. .00 Jacksonville . 76 90 .. .00 Kansas City . 78 98 10 .00 Louisville . 82 100 .. .00 Memphis . 78 f * .. .00 Miami .'. 74 88 .. .10 New Orleans . 76 TO .. .00 Ncrth Platte . 68 »6 .. .04 Oklahoma City ... 70 96 .. .04 Palestine . 70 90 .. .00 Pensacola . 76 86 .. .00 Phcenix . 80 106 .. .no Port Arthur . 76 *6 .. .36 ^CcWf!l ,,#«#••••• 64 96 •• .46 5t Louis . 82 98 .. .02 St Paul . W 90 •• 00 Pelt Lake City .... 70 .. .00 San Antonio . 74 96 .. .00 Santa Fe . •• -*i Sheridan . •• Vicksburg . JJ ** " Washington . JJ- •• ^ WiHlsr on . 84 94 .. .no Wilmington **..■*••• 75 *** •• ^ 1 ii DAILY ii jj AIR LOG ii . BY II. W. J. Pm-American plane out with H. W. Sheridan pilot and carrying six passengers: E. E. . ernandez to Tampico; D. G. Richardson to Mexico City: A. Cardenas to Mexico City: J. A. Steele to Mexico City; O. W. Snyder to Mexico City, and W. L. Morrison to Mexico City. • • • Pan-American plane in with A. Cardenas pilot and carrying one passenger, CL S. Chapa, from San Salvador to Brownsville. • mm C. A. T. passenger ship in Tuesday piloted by Harry Garman and pas sengers were H. B. Pentland from Torreon and J. H. Hellings from 'T'orreon. • » • C. A. T. passenger ship out Wed nesday piloted by Harry Garman. • • • S. A. T. passenger ship in Tues day piloted by Andy Burke. • • • S. A. T. passenger ship out Tues day piloted by Briarly and one pas senger. * * * S A. T. mail ship in Tuesday pi loted by "Stormy'’ Mangham. • • • S. A. T. mall ship out Tuesday pi loted by Joe Glass. Bomb Charge (Continued from page :> vestigation, he immediately ques tioned Payne as to his relations with w^onien. Payne insisted he had "known and loved but one woman" —his wrlfe. He gave MacDonald a list of private secretaries who had worked for him during a period of several years. He described the physical attrac ' tions of several of his secretaries aftd asked that MacDonald interview : them. In speaking of Miss Thomp son. he said she was “so plain and commonplace” that there would be j no need of seeing her.” MacDor^ld went directly from Payne’s office to the home of Miss Thompson. She made a written confession involving Payne in a love affair. She stated that when she told Payne she did not care to marry a man with three children, he said he would "take care of them.” Payne had posed in Amarillo as a “model” husband and had requested newspapers to publish interviews with his neighbors and relatives stating that he was a perfect hus i band, that his devotion to his wife and children was unequalled by that of any other man in Amarillo. He also made this request of Mac Donald. Letters Are Found When Payne was arrested last night, tw: letters were found on his person, one addressed to Sher iff Bill Thompson of Amarillo and the other to Police Chief McDowell of Amarillo. The letters were written In long hand and were ident'cal in lan guage. They stated that the writer was a safe blower and that the night before Mrs. Payne was killed a quantity of high explosive was placed by mistake in the wrong coupe. The writer said he believed the ..Vstake by the gang of safe blowers had resulted in Mrs. Payne being killed by an explosion. The letters had been stamped and seal ed. District Attorney Thomerson said he was preparing charges of mur der for filing against Payne. Feel ing was h gh in Amarillo as news of Payne’s arrest spread and officers lost no time in hurrying him away to the Gray county jail at Pampa. The German government has es tablished a school in Schleswig-Hol | stein for training city boys for farm work. New York’s metropolitan area— within 40 mies of the city hall— is estimated to have 11.005,069 I population. _’ SUMMER SCHOOL CLOSES FRIDAY Ten Diploma* Awarded At Edinburg; Total Enrolled 149 EDINBURG, Aug. 6 -Commence ment exercises for the third ses sion of the Edinburg college and high school summer session will be held at the First Baptist church here at 8 p. m. Friday. Candidates for graduation are: college. Fteuben Guerra. Hidalgo: Ralph Hamme, Eunice Homer, Fred J. Homer. Edinburg; high school, Louise Beverly, Lydia Champion, Amelia ”ela. Edinburg; Dixie Chaf fin. Nixon; Julia Lynn Loven. Mer cedes, and Herschel Peake. Mission. The Rev. Brooks I. Dickey of the First Presbyterian church. McAllen, is to make the address of the eve ning. and the Rev. T. C. Mclntire the invocation. The total enrollment for the 1930 summer session is 149: The follow ing is a distribution of enrollment by towns: Alamo, 4: Donna. 9; Ed inburg, 60; Hidalgo. 10; Lyford, 1; McAllen, 13; Mercedes, 11; Mission, 15; Pharr. 7; San Juan. 4; Shary land, 3; Weslaco, 6; Nixon. 3; Rio Grande City, 1; Harlingen 1; Runge, 1. Meeting Postponed (Spe lal 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-Coast highway meeting at Palacios. The borough of Manhattan (New York) has 84.383 persons to tne square mile. THEY GAVE A newThrill JUST A FEW YEARS AGO SHE WAS FOUNDING A STUDIO TYPE WRITER. TODAY, SHE TUTZILLS MILLIONS WHEN SHE STARS 1KI A PICTURE FAST SUCCESS STORY NO. • ; ALICE WHITE \ S * A keen-eved director spotted .Alice pound L ing the keys of a studio typewriter. In a I few short years a new White star rose In Hollywood's heavens. .Alice White was endowed by Nature with a special charm to thrill the millions. OL D GOLD, too, is one of Nature's favor ites. Endowed with mellower, sweeter l tobaccos. It gave to millions a brand new taste-thrill, without a trace of throat I irritation. That's why old gold broke into the “Big-4” in less than a year, that's why today it's the country’s fast est growing cigarette from coast to coast. ( j . BETTER TOBACCOS O "NOT A COUGH IN A CARLOAD" Packing Shed Work Opens at Weslaco (Specal to The Herald.) WESLACO, Aug. 6.—Work was started this week on the Snavely citrus packing shed, located on the Missouri Pacific railroad right away where the Alexander Veg etable packing shed formerly stood. The Alexander packing shed was torn down and the foundation started for the new’ shed this week. The citrus shed will cost ap proximately S30.0CO and Is to be two stories in height, and 150 feet In length. The plant will have an eight car curing room, under thermostatic heat control. The shed is to be completed and ready to start packing by Oct. 1. Mr. Snavely stated that this organization will market no culls this season having made arrange ments with a canning plant to take care of all of this grade of fruit. Three Waco Boys Rescued from Lake WACO. Aug. 6.—Three Waco boys today were recovering from a har rowing experience in Lake Waco when their sail boat sank two miles off shore during a rainstorm yea** terday. The trio. Norman Smith. Alvin Boyce and Chick Caldwell, were pulled from the water one-half mile from shore by J. C. Herring and Garland Berk, who had been at tracted by their cries as they bat tled high waves In their swim for safety. Herring and Beck went to their rescue in a motor boat. POSTOFFICE BURNS GREENVILLE. Aug. 6— </PV—’The postoffice and a general merchan dise store at Cash, near here, were destroyed by fire today. Storage of natural gas in aban doned wells waiting demands is now done, say the bureau of mines. OEMS VICTORS IN VIRGINIA Deal and Smith Replace Winner* in Hoover Landslide RICHMOND. Va., Aug. 6.—<*V Joseph T. Deal and Howard Smith were the democratic nominees for congress in the eighth and second Virginia districts today, following j the party primary yesterday. Thomas G. Burch, who challeng ed the incumbents loyalty, appar ently had won the place of Con gressman Joseph Whitehead with a lead ol 3,634 votes. Former Congressman Deal will eppose Menalcus Lankford, repub lican incumbent, who unseated him in Hoover landslide in November general election. Yesterday he gamed his victory over Mrs. Sarah , Lee Fain, a former member of the house of delegates, and W. W. Vei ling, a present delegate. 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