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Inmmsuflle Ikralil
Established July 4, 1892
Entered as secona-ciass matter tn the Poetefflcs,
Brownsville. Texas.
The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use
lor publication of all news dispatches credited to It or
not otherwise credited In this paper, and also the
local news published herein.
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The Road Back to Youth
There is one Institution that does not change.
Each year when the green boughr. burst into pink and
white riot of flowering blossoms, ar.d the roads grow
dusty under the warming sun, the circus starts across
the country, with a caravan of dreams wrapped up
in the folds of the white tent.
True; the gypsies have forsaken the wind-blown,
rain-faded wagons that followed the Romany trails
once upon a time, and adopted modern motor cars.
As the years go by, fewer and fewer railroad trains
are puffing into the open station or giving us the
lonely ecstatic joy of watching them as they swing
around the silver-blue rails, bound for adventure.
Trains slide Into great terminal stations as systemati
cally and unromantically as an elevator goes up and
down an office building.
But every year when the wandering breezes blow,
the circus tomes back again. The wanderlust creeps j
into the hearts of old men and little boys. The urge
to follow a singing road, eyes on s\ir of adventure
that swings above the white top, takes possession.
There is a magic in the odor of roasting peanuts and
saw dust rings; in the wet, sweet smell of summer
grass when the dew falls thick at night; in the calls
of the animals; in the crimson sheen of a dress at
the top of the tent where a trapeze performer flirts
with death and the thrill of youth.
Somehow, there is something very young about a
circus. It has never learned the boredom of a sta
tionary world.
Little boys love it because it is a living page from
the adventure book thai lies opened in every normal,
healthy youngster's heart. They love it, because it
makes them remember the little boys whom they used
to be—the barefoot, bashful, eager youngsters who
were gomg to Africa to shoot lions some day; to Al
aska to search for vanished gold; at least, to the west
ern plains to be a cowboy. And who probably punch
time clocks every morning.
It is to be hoped that the circus will never banish
down tlie trail where so many other lovely, colorful
institutions have joined a wistful waiting ground.
After all, the dreams of what we are going to do.
the gold-touched vision that swings down from the
sky when we are very young, and the memory of i
what we might have done, are among the most beau
tiful things in hie. Without them probably the cup
board would be Just as full. But our hearts would be
strangely bare.
We have a right to a heritage of such dreams. The
circus, with its breath of strange adventure, tinged
with, the odor of fresh saw dust and buttered popcorn,
is needed to make the heart of children and men and
women beat along in the same joyous symphony for
a little while.
Senator Moore in a Run-Off
Sen. Joseph Moore, in the 10th senatorial district
Including Collin, Rains. Hunt and Rockwall counties, 1
will face Will A. Harris of Hunt county in the August '
run-off. Harris gained 112 votes on the recount. A
previous count had given S. E. Barnet of Greenville
a place in the run-off by 29 votes, but the new count
gave Harris second place by three votes. It was a
close shave for Harris. Sen. Moore is a newspaper
editor and publisher. He has a long record as a
Texas legislative servant. Now he has a real fight
on his hands.
The Once Over
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(Copyright. 1930, By The Associated Newspapers.)
T. Framingham Zilch once was happy,
His manner was carefree and gay;
He seldom was peevish or scrappy
But now he is always that way.
Complete is the change in his makeup
And gone is his pleasure in life,
And this is the cause of the shakeup—
He once was the life of the party,
The hale-fellow type, and well met;
His laugh was a laugh that was hearty,
But now he is terribly wet.
He snaps at all persons about him.
His nature now feeds on all strife
And friends get along without him
He used to smile early and often
And seemed Just the soul of good cheer;
Your spirit would warm up and soften
The moment you knew he was near.
Today he will bark at companions
And chase little boys with a knife;
He likes to throw babies in canyons—
Time was when his nature was sunny
And being his chum was a joy;
Lif^s problems to him were Just funny—
A regular Happiness Boy!
But these days he’ll snap at a stranger;
• Reports of such actions are rife);
To be in his presence means danger
I knew him when gentle and kindly;
He was a good pal all the while.
He loved to do favors quite blandly;
We called him "The Man With the Smile;’*
But now he kicks dogs and hates flowers—
A bitterness governs his life; r
H.s nature now curdles and sours—
L’ Envoi
My tale with this moral now closes:
Oh golfers, if you'd avoid woe,
When SHE the first twosome proposes
Be strong enough, boy. to say "NO!”
Blueberries! Blueberries!
Blueberry time is here again
And nearly every place
The people who cannot abstain
Are purple in the face.
The tablecloth, the shirt-front and
The chin, the nose, the ear
Bear witness through our noble land
Blueberry time is here.
The hotel menus now are blue,
And so indeed am I.
For this is when they overdo
Their darned blueberry pie
‘ Big Aspirin Ring Active."—Headline. Probably in
spired by the national headache.
Colonel Lindbergh, the world's most famous father,
is going in for radio broadcasting. Any excuse to get
away from minding the baby.
Mr Edison's questionnaire made the statement
that a church organ if not fitted with some sort of
heating attachment, will play off tune in cold weath
er. That explains the organ music, but it doesn't
excuse the choir.
Zaro Agha. the 156-year-old Turk, has a rival in
China. He is Li Chung-Yun who says he is now in
his 253d year and feeling swell, thank you. Zaro's
most embarrassing moment is going to come when Li
meet* him and chirps "Hello. Kid!"
The endurance erase has spread to golf. From
various links come reports of golfers who have been
on the courses for a week or more. Still they may
merely be looking for lost balls.
Victor Emmanuel celebrated his thirtieth anniver
sary a* king cf Italy the other day. but failed to
state what he considered Mussolini had been doing
for the past fourteen years.
" ' ' ......
Our Boarding House . ... By Ahern
sat ~~VoU 5H0ULP HAv/E COME^
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Through a letter that Jxe re
ceives from a friend in New York,
Dan Rorlmer. Hollywood scenario
writer and former New York news
paper man, meets Anne Winter,
who has come from Tulsa, Okla.,
to try to get extra work in the
Dan finds her charming and
takes a deep interest in her. She
learns from him that he works at
Continental Pictures. She has
worked only one day as an extra
herself, but a few days after their
meeting she gets extra work at
Grand United.
Her first day there she meets a
girl named Mona Morrison, and
immediately likes her. Mona is
living with Eva Harley, and Anne
lives alone, and Mona suggests
that the three occupy a bungalow
that she and Eva have seen.
They do this. Dan learns from
Mona that Garry Sloan, the fam
ous director, actually has noticed
Anne, and she may be given a
“bit" Dan. not liking Sloan, al
though he has never actually met
him, is a bit apprehensive. Anne
seems so ambitious that he imag
ines he may be making a nuisance
of himself, and he does not call
on her for some time. Then one
day he sees Harley on the Contin
ental lot.
Rorlmer had entered the rest
aurant with Martin Collins, the
director, and Jim Donnelly; but
at sight of Eva Harley sitting alone
at a corner table, he excused him
self and hurried over to her.
‘ Mind if I Join you?" he asked,
and Eva. looking up. said. "Not a
bit; glad to have you.”
She was in makeup; her cheeks
bright red. lips carmine, dark blue
eyes intensified and enlarged by
purple shadows.
•Technicolor?" Dan asked, tak
ing a chair.
He followed her swift downward
glance at her costume. Her coat
covered bare white arms and
shoulders, and a low-cut. tight
waisted gown of another era. "I'm
supposed to be a Floradora girl.”
Eva explained briefly. "I parked
the hat."
"I see". Dan. looking about the
restaurant, noticed other girls
similary arrayed; but those were
their old-fashioned hats without
trace of self-consciousness, or. as
at one table he saw, they made a
merry joke of It.
"How long have you been at
Continental?" Dan asked, and Eva
unsmilinglv informed him that she
was Just there for the day.
He thought, pitvinely: "And to
morrow spent in the hope that the
next day, or the next, may brina
another Job. In the name of
heaven, how does she stand It!”
"How are Anne and Mona?” he
asked casually, and Eva said they
both were fine.
"Keeping busy?"
"Not Just at nresent." Mona, she
i elaborated, had worked one dav
•inee Dan had seen her last, and
i Anne had been relieved of further
i duties in ‘ Married in May” nearly
! a w*ek avo.
"How did she make out?" he
"Anne? All right. Anne would,"
she added with some emnhasis.
He said. "Just why did vou sav
that. Eva?" and she told'him it
was the wav she felt about Anne
"You c-n see i? in her—a blind man
Eva added, bitterly: "She’s not an
ordinary ham like the rest of us;
she’s a real actress; if she gets any
breaks at all she ll make a lew 01
these alleged stars look sick.”
• • •
‘ You really think so?" he asked
—a little too eagerly, he tho; ht—
and at Eva's nod he produced Ills
cigarets and said, "but you're not
fair to yourself, or to Mona.”
"Oh, yes I am." She paused
while Rorimer held a light to her
clgaret. "Mona." she said, “is one j
sweet kid; but she doesn’t know
what it's all about. She’ll have to
be awfully lucky if she ever gets
anything betten than extra work.”
"She’s a mighty pretty girl,” Dan
said. “I thought she was pretty
Eva's brief smile came and went.
"What of It?" she challenged
"There's thousands just as pretty
and Just as clever. Mona's just a
chorus girl in Hollywood; but,” she
added, enthusiasm coming into her
voice and kindling her eyes, “if !
wishing could do it for her Mona
would be a star. You wouldn't find
it hard to remember that girl in |
your prayers If you knew her the
way I do.”
Her swift ardor surprised Rori
mer. left him a little embarrassed
“I'm sure you're right," he mur- ■
mured to fill in the silence.
Eva. blowing an ash from her
cigaret and turning her gaze toward I
the sun-filled window, remarked
that if it had not been for Mona J
| Morrison she would have left Hoi- 1
lywood long ago.
"But Mona" she said, “makes
you feel a little ashamed of the
thought of giving up.”
"And you mean to say.” Dan de
manded, "that it's Mona's cheerful
ness and optimism that are hold
ing you here?"
His tone carried skepticism, and
Eva, though she met his eyes calm
ly enough, colored more deeply be
neath her makeup, and Rorimer
remarked that her hand trembled
as it closed over her water glass.
And her reply came with a shade
of defience ar.d a touch of bitter
ness. That's not all,” she admi tted,
"but it's one reason. Another, if you
care to know it, is that Mona's just
a kid and she needs somebody
around who knows what’s good for
her and what isn't. You don’t see
any of these would-be sheiks hang
ing around her. do you?" she de
manded. and Den said he hadn t.
“And you won’t, as long as Mona’s
willing to listen to me.”
Rorimer thought that Eva Har
ley was dangerously close to tears.
There was a fierceness in her last
sentence, a sort of ragged-edge
qua’lty that he felt might border
cn hysteria; and he welcomed the
arrival cf the waitress with their
But he knew an increased respect
for Eva Harley, and if he had en- 1
tertained anv doubts concerning i
her suitability as a living com
panion for Anne Winter, they now
were gone.
He thought: "There’s a story
somewhere down deep in Eva, and
it's not very pleasant. It's tearing
her heart out.”
• • •
Presently he reminded the tall,
blond girl sitting across the table
from him that, though she had
given her reasons for thinking that
Mona's chances for Hollywood fame
| were small, she had not, after all.
said anything about her own case
I He knew that he would be interest
ed now in anything she said about
"You don't mind, do you?" he
Eva shrugged "Whv should I?”
/Because,” Dan said, "you gave
me the impression when I met you
of being very quiet and sclf-effacino
and—do you mind if I speak frank
ly?—and a little mysterious." He
The Main Stem
Intimate Glimpses of the Valley’s Alley
BY J. R.-1
Along Elizabeth
Wm S. West.. lawyer and a
strong Republican.. going to the
meeting Monday — snaking hanas
with friends ana new acquaintances
...R. B. Creager.. .the head man...
talking to Dr. George W. Butte...
the party's nominee lor governor...
who predicts that he will win by
over 100.000 votes if Ma Ferguson
is nominated by the Democrats...
Carlos Watson.. .candidate for con
gress ... walking along... but this is
not a political advertisement, so we
will leave the politicians and glance
over the local lights.. .Jiggs Bans
bach... manager of the C. A T.
lines in Brownsville...spending a
hectic morning "cleaning house"...
diving through drawers in his desk,
throwing things away, filing others
...Owen Combe... "local boy makes
good"... who is head of several
concrete pipe companies and is look
ing for more worlds to conquer...
he’s branching out into Mexico
now.. .Olin Vandever.. advertising
manager of The Herald., walking
up the Main Stem looking for
• • •
Convention Sldeglanres
Harvey H. Haines, Republican
from Port Arthur, heavy, pleasant,
with black horn-rimmed glasses,
dashing for an elevator. Stopped by
a reporter and asked how he
thought the chances were for a Re
publican governor this year.
"Anyone who can successfully
predict that ought to apply for
God’s job.” he answered and climb
ed into the lift.
• • •
Dr. George \V. Butte, candidate
for governor. Small, slender, dressed
in white, with white shoes and pan
ama hat. Smoking a large, crooked
In a speech during the morning
session Monday, he pointed out that
he was in Brownsville in 1916. and
made an address before the graduat
ing class of the Brownsville high
"When I was here then. I wasn’t
shown the international bridge,
pcss bly because I a professor
at the University of Texas. How
ever. I was shown plenty of salt
water down at Point Isabel—it
was very interestim?"
He also stated during the speech
that the Valley was a favored spot.
"I used to use the old expression
■as fertile as the Valley of the Hlle'
nit now when I feel inclined to use
an expression of this type, I say ‘as
fertile as the Valley of the Rio
• • •
I Wm. S, "Bill" West, Brownsville
attorney and ieading Republican xn
the state, telling jos.es in the lobby
of the El Jardin.
Also, during a speech, telling a
joke on another member present at
the meeting.
"Mr. Jones twe use this name for
safety; came to Brownsville several
years ago as a representative lor
his law firm. He was to see a client
of theirs, and promptly attended to ;
business. In the meantime, however,
the firm wired him to interview an
other client. But our friend Mr. j
Jones decided to go across the river
first, and see things.
"He went to Matamoros. and saw
things. But, when he returned to
Brownsville, he had forgotten the
name of the second client, and had
lost the telegram w1*h instructions.
Consequently he wired his firm for j
the name of the new customer.
“The firm wired back within an
hour: ‘Clients name is Smith. Your
name is Jones”'
• • t
Jack Pierce, well-dressed mayor
from Galveston, smiling, shaking
"No, I can't stcy here overnight.
I did that once before in the past,!
and my constitution can’t stand it j
right now."
• • •
Ted Toothman. state secretary,'
formerly of Brownsville, but now’
with headquarters in Dallas, dressed
in dark coat and light trousers. !
calling each delegate by name,'
shaking hands
• • •
R. B. Creager. national commit- :
teem an, the “head man” of Texas ,
Republicans, dressed in light grev j
coat, white trousers, light hat
Smoking a cigar.
• • •
Mr. Creager outlining plans for
entertaining the visitors. ‘ Our plans
are flexible," he said. It was decid
ed to travel to Point Isabel, with
those desiring to return north Mon
day night < about 10 in a!l> carry
ing along their luggage in order to
1 return to San Benito and get on
the train there, a sail over the
bay and adjacent gulf waters in a
large yacht was scheduled, and a
supper at the Point Isabel Yacht
C. K McDowell. Del Rio. popular
delegate: "We ought to make a good
showing in the November election." I
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I Out Our Way.By Williams
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"THE FlNiSH»MCr ^OUCH. _ .l~,-„,rrT^ i
j wao.u.am.off,. __ i* »•«<■ •***<* "^ ]
smiled. “I felt that you didn’t like j
me—and that's an uncomfortable;
sort of feeling to have.”
Eva looked at him. looked him
straight in the eyes until Dan felt
awkward and 111 at ease; and he
concluded then that Eva Harley
would be the wrong person to lie
to. “Because,'’ he thought, ‘those
eyes of hers would find it out.”
She said presently, “You’re all
right, Dan Roomer, and I do like
“I'm very glad." Dan said. “I like
you, Eva."
He thought, watching her: "What
a heartbreaking smile!"
“I’ll tell you about myself." Eva
said "You've heard—everybody has
heard—of what happened to some
of the stars when pictures started
to talk. There’s Barrett, for ins
tance—The Oreat Barrett; he is
through and he doesn’t know it.
But all Hollywood knows it." And
he mentioned others he had heard
of. But there were hundreds of
other cases, no less tragic by rea
son of their obscurity, that the
world never would hear about.
She said, “I’ve got a voice like
a night-club hostess; it's as pleas
ant and musical as scraping your
linger-nail along a window pane.”
Rorimer laughed. ‘That's foolish
‘alk, Eva," he said, but she told
him: “You ought to hear how it
Before the mad rush for talking
pictures, she went on. she haa
found fairly steady employment. “I
had some pretty decent bits. too.
But now—well, if you're pretty
enough and small enough; if you
can sing a little and do a tap-dance
routine without falling on your
face, there's Jobs to be had in the
revues.. That's not my style.” Her
laugh was short and mirthless. “I'm
out of luck, that's all.” she conclud
“But you're working today,” Ror
imer pointed out.
“Yes. Today...a bit of scenery.”
A shaft of sunlight threw an Ir
regular shadowed triangle on her
throat and caught and held the yel
low gold in her hair, so that Rori
mer's eyes smarted at its bright
n ;s. Eva. he thought, in her de
collete costume of early-century
vintage, and her exaggerated make
up. was like a study in dissilusion
ment as she blew smoke across her
shoulder from the side of her paint
ed mouth She was like those full
blown and fading creatures he had
seen so often on the screen as scar
let women of rought western dance
halls; women. h« reflected, whose
Bins sentimental directors generally
washed away in a great regenerat
ing love, or who expiated their pur
ple pasts when they plugged the
bad man and thus saved the hero
ine for a nobler passion.
• m •
He sat studying her for a while,
and presently Eva turned toward
She’s Getting
Thinner Every Day
Her Fat is Melting
Fast Away
Here's the recipe that banishes
fat and brings into blossom all the
natural attractiveness that every
woman possesses.
Every morning take one half tea
spoon of Kruschen 8aIts in a glass
of hot water before breakfast. Cut
out excessive eating—exercise regu
Be sure and do this every morning
for "It’s the little dally dose that takes
oil the fat.” Don't mlas a morning.
The Kruschen habit means that every
particle of poisonous waste matter and
harmful acids and gases are expelled
from the system.
At the same time the stomach, liver
kidneys and bowels are toned up and
the pure, fresh blood containing Na
ture’s six life-giving salts la earned to
every organ, gland, nerve and fibre of
the body and this Is followed by “that
Kruschen feeling’’ of energettc health
and activity that Is reflected In bright
eyes, clear skin; cheerful vivacity and
charming figure.
Get an 85c bottle of Kruschen Salts
at McKay's Pharmacy or any drug
store (lasts 4 weeks) with the distinct
understanding the* **ou must be satis
fied wttW results or mo»ey back.
One Montana woman lost 18 pounds
of fat In 4 weeks and feels better than
she baa for years. (Adv.)
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him again, extinguishing her ciga
ret. and Informed him that today’s
was the first motion picture em
ployment she had had in almost a
Dan thought: 'How can they
live?” His mind ran back to Paul
Collier's speech that night about
the extras of Hollywood. Collier had
said something about their "hang
ing on and hoping that, by the
grace of God or something, light
ning would strike them somehow.”
And Collier had said something
about the glamour ol Hollywood
and its irresistible fascination...
Dan was thinking of Collier and
what the latter had called “The
Hollywood 8tory”, as he asked:
"Eva. how do you manage to get
along, anyway?" He hoped, he told
her, that she wouldn't regard the
question as personal. “It's my news
paper curiosity. I suppose; I haven't
outgrown it. But it—Eva, it makes
a man wonder.”
(To Be Continued)
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