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?HE VALLEY FIRST—FIRST IN THE VALLEY—LEASED WIRE SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS—(ff) «——:.TrJ I
THIRTY-NINTH YEAR—NO. 79 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20,1930 SIX PAGES TODAY 6c A COPY I
t LOCAL SCHOOL
* AT PAR WITH
WEST POINT
Junior College Is
Recognized By
War Chiefs
Following an investigation by the
War Department at Washington, it
was revealed that the Brownsville
Junior College is on a par with all
other colleges tn the United States
offering similar work, and that a
student graduating here with a
two-year standing, rates as high as
does one with two-year credits from
any university of college in the
country.
This was revealed in a letter re
ceived by G W. Gotke, superintend
ent of local schools, from Major
General C. U. Bridges.
Mr. Gotke had written requesting
this information because several
local students planned to go lroin
here to West Point, and wanted to
enter without having to take the
entrance examinations that are re
quired of prospective cadets who
enter the war academy from col
leges and schools not accepted by
the war department. According to
the letter from Washington, this
will not be required of Brownsville
A Junior College students.
High Compliment
The letter reads as follows:
‘•With reference to your tetter of
July 7. in which you seek informa
tion relative to the standing of the
Brownsville Junior College, you are
advised that the matter was taken
up with the U. S. Bureau of Edu
cation. which advises as follows:
Brownsville Junior College. Browns
ville. Texas, is an institution of
collegiate grade offering two years
of work equivalent to two years of
a standard college. It may be pro
visionally accredited by the United
States Military Academy under the
regulation requiring candidates to
submit credits on certificate Form
1”
In referring to the letter, Super
intendent Gotke expressed his
gratification and stated that this
i was a distinct honor.
w ‘This is very complimentary in
deed, and means that we have at
tained a ranking equal to any in the
nation. Our students have the same
privileges on entering the institution 1
as those from any other college In
the United States” he continued.
•‘It means that the United States
Government is willing to recognize
the Brownsville Junior College."

Prosecution Urged
In Prohi Slayings
WASHINGTON. Sept. 20—(/P>— j
Aroused by the increasing number
of murders of prohibition agents
Amos W W. Woodcock—director of
Volstead enforcement—urged the
states today to prosecute the slay
ers vigorously.
His attention had been called to
the killing of John G. Fienello in I
a brewery raid yesterday in Eliz
abeth. N. J.
“It is disconcerting to learn that
«► murders of agents is increas
j,” said Woodcock. "and I pro
se a two-fold program to meet
it. I hope first by administering
the law decently and honestly to ,
gain further public respect for it !
Secondly I ask the states to pro
secute the murderers vigorously.”
Woodcock denied there Is any
politics in the new prohibition bu
reau under him when asked today
about the charges made in recent
articles by Major Maurice Camp
bell. former dry administrator for
New York.
“I N'ow that no politics influ
ences me and I know that no at
tempt has been made by politicians
to influence me” he asserted.
“I am confident that there Is no
politics in the other branches of ’
this bureau.”

Watchman Fight®
Robbers, Saves Charge
CLEVELAND. Sept. 20—hFi—A 64
year-old watchman battled two rob
bers with a mop stick and dared
being burned to death to bring about j
their capture today.
John Koenig, watchman at a fac
tory, swung his mop at two intrud
ers and fought until they felled
him with an iron bar. He was bound
and his captors sprinkled gasoline
about, threatening to fire it if he
did not give them the keys to a room
where valuable ingots of metal are
stored.
When he defied them, the robbers
took the keys from his pocket, but
Koenigs shouts meanwhile had
f aroused neighbors who called pol- j
' ice The officers, arrived before the
men could escape.
I -r
Moody Say* Board
Member Is Chosen
ABSTIN. Sept. 20.—iVP —Governor
Da® Moody said today he had de
c’cuKj whom he would appoint as
the third member of the state board
of control, and that the appoint
ment would be made after the board
has completed its budget work, with
in the next few weeks
The new member will succeed R.
B. Walthall, appointed under Gov
ernor Pat Neff and now holding of
fice as a holdover pending Moody's
appointment.
Car Taken at Show
Found Saturday
A car belonging to Roberto Rod
riguez was taken from the circus
grounds Friday night and was found
Saturday morning near the court- j
house with one tire missing.
NOAH BEERY AND RETURNED WIFE
Police at Los Angeles were asked to help search for Mrs. Marguerite
Beery, wife of the famous movie st^\ Noah Beery, who was missing
for more than a week. Mrs. Beery returned from a visit to a ranch
and said she would claim the reward offered.
* * * * * * * * *
Mrs. Beery Hints at Divorce
Former Picture Director Say* Ranch Trip In
Connection With New Film
LOS ANGELES. Sept. 20.—i-P>—Raymond Wells, former motion picture
director, took the center of the stage today in the marital differences
of Noah Beery, film actor, and hs wife, Mrs. Marguerite Beery.
Wells, returning from Las Vegas. Nevada, last night, where he went
with Mrs. Beery Sept. 8, said *‘I am astonished to learn that Mr. Will
Hays with his rigid laws of censorship would permit anyone in motion
pictures to malign a woman”
After Mrs. Beery departed for Las Vegas and had been gone a week.
JURY RETURNS
MURDER COUNT
Manuel Beltran of San Benito
has been indicted by the criminal
district grand jury on charges of
murdering Catarina Cisneros and
Angelita Garza. The bill against
Beltran was returned Fridav af
ternoon.
His case has been set down for
trial Thurrday and the court has
appointed F L. Davis and Harri
son and Cox of Harlingen as Bel
tran's attorneys.
Beltraft was taken In custody at
San Benito two weeks ago when
the two young women were found
dead from knife wounds. Beltran
confessed to officers saying that
one of the young women had prom
ised to marry him and later re
fused.
The ?:and Jury recessed Friday
to 1 p. m. next Wednesday. This
will be the third session held by
the grand Jury this term of cour*
Trial of the criminal docket will
be resumed Monday.
Lipton Cup Money
Pours Into Gotham
NEW YORK. Sept. 20—'Will
Rogers started something when he
suggested Americans give a dollar
each to purchase a loving cup for
Sir Thomas Lipton. five times .an
unsuccessful challenger for the $42
America s Cup, premier of yachting
trophies.
Mayer Walker, suggested by Rog
er.- as custodian of the fund, today
had received more than a hundred
letters containing contributions, and
more were coming in Fvery mail.
The secretary at City Hall hand
ling the funds said some of the let
ters contained several dollars, one
fo^ each member of the family, and
guessed the total at several hundred
dollars. She was too busy opening
letters to stop and figure up how
much had been received.
The office of Barron G. Collier,
the mayor's fishing companion
named as treasurer of the fund, also
was receiving contributions today
but no total had been made, and
several New York newspapers were
getting contributions.
McAllen to Hold
Light System Vote
•Special to The Herald»
McALLEN. Sept. 20. — Announce
ment that a referendum election
will be held here soon for the pur
pose of deciding whether or not the
city of McAllen shall take over the
ownership of th." electric system
here has been made by Mayor Frank
E Osborn.
The question has been tn the pub
lic eye for some time, and the Mayor
stated that the city government
would not the privilege given
to it by state law and proceed with
the purchase of the plant, but would
voluntarily submit the matter to the
citizens for a vote.
The date of the election has not
yet been set*.
Cotton King Dies
LOS ANGELES. Sept. 20—i.Fi—
Daniel J. Sully, erstwhile -Cotton
King.” whose profits and losses re
putedly ran into millions in a single
day. is dead, the victim of a heart
attack at his Beverly Hills home.
Sully. 69 years ojd, long had been
afflicted with heart trouble.
4Beery reported her disappearance
• to police, saying he would prose
cute anyone for enticing her away
Mrs. Beery, upon her return recent
ly. stated she had gone to Las Ve
gas on busines and was amused
and surprised to learn her depart
ure had been a '‘disappearance."
WeUs said he was at home tc
any officers or others who wished
to investigate the incident. Re
said, as did Mrs. Beery, that the
Nevada trip was in connection with
a film they expected to produce.
Mrs. Beery reiterated her state
ment she would decide whether to
return to Las Vegas to seek a di
vorce after efforts to iron out dif
j ferences chiefly financial, with her
husband, had met with success or
failure.
Beery retired to his ranch and
announced he was waiting for his
wife’s return.

Two Are Under Bond
In Forgery Case
‘Special to The Herald>
EDINBURG. Sept. 20— Frank
Kindla of Progreso Is at liberty
under two $1,000 bonds on separate
indictments of accomplice in a
forgery. Benigno Garza, also of
Progreso, is in jail here in default
! of similar bonds In the same in
j dictments.
Kindla and Garza are charged
with forging two pay roll checks
from the office of the Progreso
Development Co., one for $16.75 and
the other for *$16 85. The indict
ments allege that Garza forged the
checks and that Kindla abetted
him in the work. One check was
made out to ‘ Manuel Torres.” and
the other to ‘ Felix Zamora.'*
The Indictment alleges the checks
were forged December 12. 1929.
Houston Woman Shot
As Husband Visits
HOUSTON. Sept. 20—t/P— Ona
Mae Parker. 18. was shot to death
in a residence here today. An eye
witness deciared estranged husband.
H. H Parker, did the shooting.
J. B. Moore, a roomer, said Par
ker came to the house and his wife
ordered him to leave.
The husband replied. Moore added,
that he “wanted to see the baby.*’
An argument ensued, the witness
declared, whereupon Parker drew a
pistol, fired five shots and fled. Two
bullets took effect, one in the chest
and the other in the right arm. Mrs.
Parker stumbled out cf the bedroom
i and fell dead in the hall.
New Motion Filed
In Damages Suit
'Special to The Herald'
EDINBURG. Sept. 20— Motion
for a new trial was filed today in
93rd district court by J. R. Beck
iof Edcouch against the American
Rio Grande Land <te Irrigation Co
of Mercedes after the jury received
an instructed verdict Thursday to
find for the defendant. Beck filed
the motion for a new trial statin'"
as his reason that the court erred
| in instructing the Jury in the case.
Eeck is suing the irrigation com
pany for $17,183 for alleged dam
i ages.
NOTED ENGINEER DIES
NASHUA. N. J.. Sept. 20— —
Charles MacNellev. 57. for many
years an electrical engineer on the
Panama Canal, died here today.
MacNellev was a holder of p
medal awarded by President Rcose
I velt for devotion to duty during the
l construction of the canal*
Andree s Diary Tells
Weird Polar Story
Frozen Pages Paint Picture of Struggle to Win
Way Back to Civilization After Balloon
Failed Party in Bleak Arctic
STOCKHOLM. Sept. 20. -(*>>—Frozen faded pages, so fragile now after
33 years that to turn them has been almost to destroy them, have told
the story of the last days of August Salamon Andree. Swedish explorer,
and his two companions, who in 1897 tried to fly over the North Pole j
in a balloon.
The pages are those of M. Andree’s diary, part of which he wrapped in
an old Jersey and placed beneath his Arctic shirt next to his body be
fore he lay down to die on the ice of White Island in late 1897. Thus
M’ALLEN MAN
I DIES BEHIND
AUTOWHEEL
Coroner’s Verdict Of
Natural Causes
Is Given
(Special to the Herald'*
EDINBURG, Sept. 20.— Found
slumped over the wheel of his
automobile early Saturday morn
ing near Fayesville, 15 miles north
of Edinburg. William H. Borxeau,
30. a resident of McAllen, was
brought here and Justice of the
Peace C. 8. Collier returned a
coroners verdict of death through
natural causes.
The coroners verdict read as
follows: “Found dead In auto.
Death caused probable natural
causes.”
The dead man’s father revealed
that Bonneau had never been sub
i Ject to heart attacks, and an in
vestigation is being carried on by
assistant district attorney Rogers
Kelley and deputy sheriff H.
J Brown O'Neil.
A passing truck driver saw the
man slumped over the wheel of his
car and repor'f?d to authorities, who
! immediately drove to the scene and
brought the body to Edinburg,
where It Is being held at a local
, mortuary.
He is survived by S. Bonneau
father, two brothers A A. and P
M. Bonnei’.u. all of McAllen, a
j brother John of Duncan. Okla.. ar«1
j a brother Sam of Sherman. Texas
, and a sister Mrs. Charles Fink of
, McAllen.
Rio Hondo Declares
Holiday Tuesday
(Special to The Herr Id'
RIO HONDO. Sept. 20.-M8yor H.
Hartzog has issued a proclamation
j for a half holiday Tuesday, to al
low all Rio Hondo people to attend
the waterway hearing at Harlin
zen before Major Milo P. Fox, gov
ernment engineer.
Carrying a banner, the huge
caravan will leave Rio Hondo that
morning for the neighboring city.
I Plans are to assemble all farmers
' and business men and their wives
at 8 a. m. and then proceed in a
i badv to Harlingen.
Efforts will be made to reserve a
I section at the auditorium for the
Rio Hondo delegation.
r prefervtru uicjr wcic iuuhu uj •
Gunnar Horn and others of a
Norwegian Arctic expedition last
month with Andree’s remains and
other relics of the balloon expedi
tion. and were brought back here
for minute examination and publi
cation.
Some phases of the disaster
which overtook Andree and his two
companions the pages do not make
clear, and they may remain for
ever a mystery, but a remarkably
clear and full account is given of
part of the balloon voyage.
The diary records the start of the
balloon from Danes Island, Spits
bergen. on July 11, 1897. with favor
able auspices for a successful flight
over the North Pole toward land
on the opposite hemisphere, where
they hoped to come down safely,
much as did the dirigible Norge
nearly 30 years later.
Bag Leaked
But almost from the start mis
fortune pursued them. The balloons
gas bag leaked, and the balloon and
Its appurtenances became weighted
down with ice and hoar frost. It
lost its buoyancy and at times it
bumped along the Ice. At 7 p. m.
on the third day out there was a
fire in the cabin of the balloon but
it was promptly extinguished.
The diary records then: "The bal
loon again rose, but both valves
were opened in preparation for a
landing The next week, from July :
14 to July 21 was spent encamped
on the ice while a sledge journey
back toward land was organized, the
explorers, who besides Andree were
Nils Strindberg and Knut Frankel,
hoping to reach Franz Josef Land,
now know as Fritdjof Nansen Land.
It is not just clear why they should
have headed toward this little known
and uninhabited region instead of
toward Spitzbergen, w’here they had ;
food depots and there were some
Inhabitants, but their march was
eastward from the spot where they
came down. 83 north latitude, 30 east
longitude, less than 500 miles from
i the Pole.
Suffering Intense
The doomed men struggled on
day after day, crossing ice crevasses
and traversing by means of a small
canvas boat deep pools of fresh
water which they found on the ice .
between them and their goal. Each
of the three men had their exper
| ieiice with falling into these pools,
but all kept up their spirits, laugh
1 lng and joking in the face of ad
versity. Frankel and Strindberg
developed diarrhoea, and both suf
fered from bruised feet.
The irony of that long march did
not appear at first, but on August
fourth they knew from observations
as to their position that while trav
eling east, the ice was drifting west
ward at an even greater rate. It
was the story of the frog in the
well, falling back the distance of
three hops for every single hop
upward and out of his dilemma.
<Con„im*'' cn page 6>
Torch Murderers Identified
Texas Officers Declare Two Men Caught At
Fort Smith Wanted in Fort Worth
FORT SMITH, Ark., Sept. 20.—(£»>—'Two men caught in a roundup o!
suspects in a bank robbery near here a week ago were Identified by a
Texas officer today as alleged participants in a "torch murder” at Fort
Worth last July which grew out of a cattle theft gang's operations.
Two men who gave their names here as Homer Scott and Don Flores
were Identified by Deputy Sheriff "Dusty” Rhodes of Fort Worth as Her
| bert Albert Stanley and Hugh David Butler, respectively.
They and Janies Lloyd Casstevens. who officers say, may be one of
SHORT STORY
(Special to The Herald.)
( EDINBURG, Sept. 20.—Two years
ago workmen paved tennis court at
Edinburg College.
! Two large ant nests in the way.
Nest throughly sealed with tar.
Recently ants cut through and
today are triumphantly at work.
Believe it or not.
I m
Gary Bank Closes;
President Is Gone
GARY. Ind., Sept. 20—VF)—The
American State bank of East Chi
cago was closed today with the re
ported disappearance of its presi
dent, H. K. Grodes, who also is
treasurer of Lake county, Indiana.
I The bank is said to be solvent.
Grodes left his home to attend
1 a conference at the bmk yesterday.
; He has not been seen since.
Texas Pilot Dies
DENISON. Sept. 20-//F—Ray
mond Bitney. 20. transport pilot and
instructor at the Dallas aviation
school, died here yesterday of in
juries received at Gray airport a
few hours before.
He was spinning the propeller of
! an airplane when it started un
expectedly. breaking his leg and
cutting him.
Bitney's father lives at Hagerman
‘New Mexico.
(. three other bank robbery suspects
| brought here late lasts night from
Miami. Okla., are under indict
ment for the murder of Roy Haw
thorne. He was beaten to death
with bottles at a beer party, gaso
line was poured over his body and
ignited and the body was thrown
into a field near Lake Worth.
Hawthorne was said to have been
involved in cattle thefts from the
Fort Worth stockyards with the al
leged slayers and had given au
thorities evidence against the oth
ers when arrested.
Stanley's father, A. J. Stanley,'
who was said by Rhodes to have
operated the cattle theft game, has
been held in jail at Fort Worth
1 since the day after the slaying.
The elder Stanley was said by
Rhodes to have confessed parts
played by Butler an;} Stanley in
the Hawthorne murder. Butler is
said to be on furlough from the
! Texas penitentiary where he was
sentenced for another murder.
Papers found in possession of the
two men when arrested on Sept.
10 following the robbery of the
Commercial Bank of Alma, Ark., led
officjrs to make an investigation
The papers were sent to Texas
along with pictures and finger
prints.
The three men arrested at Miami.
Oka, and returned here, one of
whom is suspected of being Cas- i
stevens. gave their names as Sam
Edwards, George Edwards and H. C. I
t E varu*. I
Mystery Still Shrouds
Valley Man’s Attackers
VOTE BET WINS RIDE ACROSS TEXAS
-« .--.----i
Here we have the result of an unusual election bet made in the
Texas Democratic run-off primary. Hubert C. Stinson, who is riding,
bet that Ross S. Sterling would win; Lloyd Hayes, who is doing the
pulling, bet on “Ma" Ferguson. Now Hayes has to pull 8tins(«\ all
the way from Fort Worth to El Paso. This picture was made as they
passed through Abilene, with 465 miles yet to go.
Mexico May Rule Commerce
Argentinian Unrest and Mexico’s New Policy
Toward Capital Given As Cause
By JACK STARR-HCNT
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 20.—The possibility for Mexico to wrest the key
position to Latin and South American commerce and industry away from
Argentina as a consequence of the Argentinian revolution is freely ex
pressed in the Mexico City press.
To date the Mexican press has expressed little sympathy with the
turmoil that has rocked the Argentine. But there has been much specu
lation by observers here on the benefits Mexico may derive from the in
ternal troubles suffered by South America’s most powerful nation.
SALTILLO ASKS
TRADE VISIT
A telegram from Saltillo to the
local chamber of commerce invitee
the Brownsville to Monterrey good
f ill expedition to continue to Sal
tillo from Monterrey and spend a
few days there. The Saltillo cham
ber of commerce offered to furnish
transportation free of charge, and
to make all necessary arrangements.
At the chamber ot commerce Sat
urday morning it was said that the
matter would be placed before those
making the trip, but that it was
thought the time limit made it im
possible for the extension to be
made. Individuals might make the
trip to Saltillo. It was added.
The telegram received here reads:
"We wish to extend invitation
through your chamber of commerce
to excursionists leaving that city on
26th to spend a day or two with
us in Saltillo, and request the date
and number of automobiles needed
to bring your delegation from Mon
terrey to this capital/'
Friendly Fish Aid
In Picture Snaps
SAN FRANCISCO Sept. 20.—/P)
—Dr Arthur C- Pillsbury. Berkely
scientist, returning yesterday from
the South Seas, where he donned a
diver's uniform and photographed
much submarine life, told this one:
"Beautiful fish made friends with
me. So great was their curiosity that
they gathered in hordes so I could
not see to do my work. I would have
to brush them away with my hands.
Between brushes I managed to get
some extraordinary pictures.'*
Accident Victim
Dies of Injuries
•Special to The Herald.)
HARLINGEN. Sept. 20— Eduardo
Salmon, died at the Valley Bap
tist hospital Saturday morning as
a result of injuries received in an
automobile accident Tuesday even
ing on the Oscar Williams road
near San Benito.
Three others were injured at the
time, and Martin Sanchez, whose
back was broken, is not expected to
live.
Pipeline Cave-In
Kills Texas Man
PAMPA. Sept . 20.—(*P>—J M.
Barling. 38. was killed yesterday
when buried under sand at the bot
tom of an eight-foot pipe line ditch.
Seeing the impending danger. Bar
ling tried to save himself by cover
ing his head with a spade, but the
pressure of the tons of earth sunk
the sharp end of the spade into his
skull. His body was recovered five
minutes after the cave-in.
Home Burglarized
•Special to The Herald.)
SAN BENITO, Sept. 20—The
farm home of F. Worley, one and
one-half miles southeast of San
Benito, was burglarized Friday
night. A quantity of household
goods and clothing was taken.
I
* Because oi ine iriencuy relations
existing between Mexico tnd the
United States, many observers
here feel that the time has arriv
ed for the two North American re
publics to take advantage of Ar
j gentina s political unrest to
j strengthen th?ir own positions in
the race tor South American com
merce. They feel that Mexico can
become the liaison country between
North and South America if the
present condition in Argentina is
taken advantage of.
The rapid growth of power of the
Argentine in Latin and South Amer
ican affairs during recent years has
been more or less looked upon with
seem and envy in Mexico. This re
public, because of its close proximity
to the United States and Europe,
has long felt that it should be the
key country to Latin and South
America. The unstableness of Mex
ican governments in the past no
doubt has had much to do with Mex
ico’s lagging behind her neighbors
or; the south.
Government Stable
Mexico’s government, however, has
reached a stableness today that it
has not known since the reign of
President Porfirio Diaz ended in
1911.
It has been more than one and a
half years since the last revolution
ary movement met a hasty and de
cisive defeat in Mexico. The present
administration, judging from recent
utterances of President Pascual Or
tiz Rubio, is turning its attention
toward a revival of agriculture and
industry, and the payment of Mexi
co!. large foreign debt. Every legit
imate means of increasing the na
tion’s revenues and thereby lessening
the taxpayer's burden for govern
mental upkeep is being studied and
encouraged by the government.
As an instance of this awakening
on the part of Mexico, the govern
ment is creating commissions to co
operate in the encouraging of tourist
Travel to Mexico. Estimates made
by governmental agencies this week
indicate that tourists spent upwards
of 70,000,000 pesos in Mexico this
year.
Likewise congress, now in session,
is considering a federal labor code
with a view to recognizing the rights
of capital as well as those of labor.
This move to give cognizance to the
rights of capital as well as labor,
the latter group being granted many
rights under legislation of the past
ten years, is being watched eagerly
by business groups in the Unlf d
States.
Should the Mexican congress take
notice of the opportunity at hand
to enact labor laws that will bring
fUiancial aid from the United States
for Mexico s undernourished indus
trial life, local financial observers see
an excellent opportunity for the two
North American Republics to work
hand in hand in crushing Argen
tina’s dominance over South Ameri
can commerce and industry.
.
Starr County Grid
Player Is Injured
<8pecial to The Herald.)
RIO GRANDE CITY. Sept. 20 —
Ruben Garza, sixteen year old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Rumualdo Ganr
suffered a severe injury In school
football practice Wednesday after
norm.
In a fall his left thigh bone was
broken and it was necessary to per
form an emergency operation Frl
i day morning. He is a patient in the
Martin Hospital
Insure Your Stored Hay
I Rio Grande Valley Trust Co.—Ady.
BILL RANDALL
RECOVERS BUT
TELLS LITTLE
Edinburg Youth It
Found Friday
Afternoon
(Special to The Herald)
EDINBURG, Sept. 20-Mystery
surrounding the disappearance of
Bill Randall here Thursday had
little more light shed upon It to
day following the finding of the
young man lying in a semi-con
scious condition in the brush yes
terday afternoon about 4:30 o’clock
by a party of about fifty searchers.
Randall, an employe at the
Skinner mortuary, had fully re
gained consciousness this morning
and it is expected that he will be
released from the hospital at Edin
burg this afternoon.
Hidalgo, county officers have
gone over the story of his being
slugged and kidnaped In minute
detail, but little has been gleaned
to further their search for his
assailants, except his statement
that he was slugged from behind,
and the next thing he remembered
was that he was lying In the brush
with blood on his clothing and a
keen thirst.
Few Body Marks
Few marks have been found on
his body to indicate where the
blow from behind was struck, arid
with the exception of hand prints
on the spare tire on the back of
the car little tangible evidence
has been added to that already
obtained.
Randall disappeared shortly after
10:30 o'clock Thursday night. The
car of his employer. Frank Skin
ner. was found half way In the
garage and blosd spots about and
on it.
It was thought that upon his re
gaining consciousness officers could
be put upon a definite trial of those
who have committed the assault,
but today It still remained quite a
! puzzle to be worked out.
The searching party yesterday,
which enlarged as excitement grew,
was led by Fire Chief Trig Win
nlneham. and Attorney Rogers
Kelly and Deputy Sheriff Brown
O’Neil! have been active in th*e
investigation.
Found in Brush
Randall was found about two
miles east of Edinburg. His purse
laying on the ground gave the first
clue that the party was hot on
the trail. The wallet carried an
identification card and shortly af
ter its discovery a slight groun
was heard which led to the youth.
Randall’s first words were a cry
for water.
The victim of the circumstances
! could not give a desertion of his
, assailants, merelv be!n«r able to
I state that he was struck down
from behind at the garage, but
officers are still sear-hlne for p
man whom it is said Randall has
had an altercation with over the
digging of a grave.
Another witness Is said to have
been found, who heard a “thuiap
I ing” sound in the garage, akir. to
the descrlntton of the noise tfven
by Ted Skinner, son of F"ank
Skinner but this has added little
; to positive identification of the
assailants.
Commander Arrive*
At Fort Ringgold
f Special to The He’-ald)
I RIO GRANDE CITY. Sept. 20 —
: Major Oeoffrev Keys accompanied
j by his family arrived In Port Ring
gold Friday. Major Ke'-s has been
assigned to the 12th Cavalry and
has assumed command of Port
Ringgold. He comes..here from
Panama where he has been station
ed The Post has been in temporary
command of Captain H. M Shoe
maker for the past four months.
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i WEATHER j
For B.ownsvHe and the Valley:
Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday,
possibly occasionally threatening
showers.
For East Texas: Partly cloudy in
north, local showers in south por
; tion tonight and Sunday; cooler in
north portion tonight,
i Moderate to fresh easterly to
; northerly winds on the coast.
RLVER FOR AST
There will be no material change
in the river during the next 24 to
48 hours.
Flood Present 24-Rr 24-Hr
Stage 8 ter- Cbane Rain
Eagle Pass 18 1.7 -01 CO
Laredo 27 -1.7 -0,1 .00
Rio Grande 21 2 9 -0 5 jotr
Mission 22 4 1 -21 -00
San Benito 23
Brownsville 10 • 2.7 -r 1.7 .00
i -fttit Tim i
High and lrw tide at Point Isabel
tomorrow under normal meteoro’o
giral conditions; ...
High .3 18 a m.: 1'52 p
Low.8:32 a. ra.; 9:00 p
MISCELLANEOUS DATA
Sunset today .
i Sunrise tomorrow .. t

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