OCR Interpretation

Brownsville herald. [volume] (Brownsville, Tex.) 1910-current, September 23, 1930, Image 8

Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86063730/1930-09-23/ed-1/seq-8/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for EIGHT

Official Says Local Body
Champions, Though
Austin Gets Flag
The Brownsville American Legion1
bugle and drum corps is state
That definite assertion has come
from Department Adjutant Robert
D. Whiteaker to W. O. Washington,
commander of the John Hanson1
The local post won first place in
competition at Austin and was giv
en first place money, but was dis
qualified for a banner because one
member had not paid his dues.
Austin wras awarded the banner.
Following is Whiteaker’s com
munication in part:
** • • • The records show that
Brownsville was the best outfit in
the competition, they were award
ed first place money and the cham
pionship of the state. The banner
can only go to the highest ranking
100 per cent corps, and was there
fore given to Austin, after their
protest on the Brownsville member
ship technicality. Hope this may
help In clearing up the misunder
standing, and assure you that we
all appreciate the splendid showing
and the record of your drum and
bugle corps, and no one regrets
more than the headquarters force
the entire Incident.
•'With best wishes to you and the
Legionnaires at Brownsville, and
trusting we will see you all at Bos
ton, I remain, as ever,
Robert O. Whiteaker."
Negro Is Suicide
To Escape Mobbing
WACO. sept. 22.— —An argu-!
ment over division of proceeds from
sale of a bale of cotton and payment
of debts was said to have preceded
the killing of Will E. Lowe. 40, Mc
Clennan county farmer, shot and
killed yesterday at Watt, near here,
by his negro tenant. Sam Knight.
45. 8oon afterward. Knight shot and
killed himself to escape capture by
a rapidly forming mob. A coroner
returned a verdict of murder and
Funeral rites for Lowe were set
for today at his home, with burial
at Mart.
,«"■ i —- -
Brow: '.3
Last Times Today
Gary Cooper
Rex Beach's
“The Spoiler.”
Comedy - Keww
“Follow Thru”
_____ A Paramount Musical
Comedy in Technicolor
Starting Wednesday
An All Talking Romantic
Drama with
> j
NEW YORK, Sept. 23- '.TV-After
rallying one to four points on short
covering, stocks turned downward
again in the earlier hours today in
sympathy with weakness in the grain
U. S. Steel, which had sold a
point higher, lost its gain. American
Can, Westinghouse Electric. Johns*
Manville and numerous utilities also
surrendered moderate advances.
Copper shares were weak and oils
heavy. Anaconda and Andes drop
ped more than 3 points to new
lows, while Kennecott toid Ana
conda Wire and Cable, together
with Standard Oil of New York.
Ohio Oil, Prairie Pipe, Curtiss
Wright and the. U. S. Rubber issues,
also made new 1930 mlnlmums.
Call money renewed at 2 per
NEW ORLEANS, La., Sept. 23.—
i—Cotton had an easy opening in
sympathy with lower Liverpool
cables. October opened ten points
down, due partly to further October
liquidation in advance of the first
notice day on Thursday. Later
months opened 6 to 8 points down.
As New York acted better than the
market here, local prices rallied
nght after the call, but soon eased
off again on hedge selling by ring
traders in anticipation of a bear
ish ginning report today. October
traded down to 10.54, December to
10.77 and January to 10.87, or 6 to
11 points down from yesterday's
close and new low- records from the
The census bureau report on total
ginnings prior to September 16
which was issued at the beginning
of the second hour of the market
here and showing total ginnings of
3.729.683 running bales, proved
somewVat smaller than the trade
As a result prices rallied rather
sharply. October advanced to 10.71
and December to 10.92, or 15 to 17
points above the early lows.
A good deal of hedge selling was
readily absorbed by fair trade buy
ing and the market was further
helped by reported improvement in
At mid-session the market was
quiet and steady, 3 to 5 points un
der the highs.
NEW YORK. Sept. 23—-Cot
ton opened steady at a decline of
1 to 6 points, the entire list selling
at new low records for the season
under renewed active selling for
southern account as well as by
houses with foreign connections.
Liverpool cables were lower than
expected and the New York cotton
, exchange service issued a statement
indicating that last season’s Indian
crop had possibly been underesti
mated by 1.740.000 bales. The trade
demand, however, was again very
active and the market was held
within comparatively narrow limits
New December declined 7 points
to 10.78 while March was down t
points to 11.07.
CHICAGO, Sept. 23—(AWWheat
rye and oats all shattered low price
records early today, with corn val
ues likewise showing a decided set
back. Winnipeg reports, afterwards
denied, were that i|e Canadian
Growers’ pool was in difficulties,
and that Canadian provincial
government officials would take
charge of the pool's operations.
Meanwhile. Liverpool dispntches
said selling pressure from Canada
was excessive, and that urgent
Russian offerings of wheat con
Opening at 3-4 cent off to 1-2
cent up. Chicago wheat future de
liveries rallied a little and then de
clined all around. Corn started
1-24*2 l-4c down, but afterward re
covered somewhat.
(Continued from page 1)
through the townsite of Judd City,
and that he could shortly Increase
the value of the land after the
proposed improvements were made.
He alleges further that he was
told that the Dallas Joint Stock
Land bank held a $5 acre loan
on the land as security, but would
increase the loan to $20 an acre
as soon as half the land were Im
Webb alleges that all the in
formation given him was false. He
asks that the contract be rescinded
that he recover $3,000 down pay
ment he made on his land and
$3,600 since paid on the notes. In
lieu of this action, he sues for
$7,660 actual damages and $12,000
exemplary damages.
'Continued From Page One)
have not been worked out as yet. it
was said today. The governor of
Texas is entitled to a salute of 19
guns when makin gan official visit,
but when he is in company with a
president, he is out-ranked and the
salute of 21 guns is fired in honor of
the higher official, It was explain
ed by Major Holman.
However, the governor will be
honored in other ways.
Further plans will be announced
by officials before the arrival of
the president and Gov. Moody.
Chamber of commerce officials
said Tuesday morning that the
president would be invited to at
tend a dinner which will be given
in his honor in Brownsville, but
that the possibility of his accepting
the invitation was vague dne to
the limited time Rubio will have
while in this section. His itinerary
is crowded, he explained in his
telegram recently in which he ac
cepted the invitation to visit
If the invitation for dinner is
accepted, plans will be rushed to
insure a big affair.
Mrs. DeLeon Dies
Mrs. Bioquista De Leon, aged
42, died at her home in Colonia
Victoria early Monday morning.
Funeral services are to be held at
4 p. m. Monday in the Mexican
Presbyterian church, with inter
ment in the city cemetery. She
leaves several children and several
sisters, all living in Brownsville.
Garza's mortuary had charge of
the arrange menu.
PARIS. Sept. 22.—ran—The great
storm which ravaged the French
coast for three days, blew itself out
during the night and gave way to
day to a spell of cold and rain.
During its three days, winds rag
ing in velocity from 80 to 100 miles
per hour brought mourning to the
homes of nine fishermen and sail
ors and did a damage to the coastal
country estimated at minions of
The French fishing fleets were the
heiviest sufferers from the gale
both as to men and material*. Off
Concarneau two men were washed
overboard from the Coche Des Vins
and were drowned, and another
boat, the Saint Laurent dc Groix.
foundered, but the crew were saved.
Many other craft were damaged
but were able to make port. There
were seventeen ships sheltered at
Cherbrough Roads. Twelve ships
sought shelter at Brest and seven
more at Lorient, on the north coast
of Brittany. »
At Quiberon, southern Brittany,
damage done to tne harbor was
estimated at a million francs. Many
sea-side resorts In Brittany and
Normandy had all their bath-houses
demolished and their boardwalks
tom up.
Even southwestern France and
the sheltered sunny Riviera felt the
force of the storm. A violent thun
derstorm ravaged Cannes, flooding
cellars and keeping firemen busy for
hours pumping out water.
The winds subsided toward mid
night. but the seas still ran mount
ain high.
Children Burned As
Furnace Explodes
SPIRIT LAKE. Idaho.. Sept. 22 —
UP)—A sheet of flame sprayed upon
them by the explosion of a plumb
er's furnace caused the death yes
terday of two 8-year-old playmates,
Alvin Call and Francis Dolan.
The boys were standing in a kit
chen doorway watching the plumber
at work when the accident took
place. Their clothing ablaze, the
playmates ran for their homes.
The plumber overtook Francis,
rolled him in a sandplle and extin
guished the blaze. Alvin found his
way into the kitchen of his home,
crawled into the kitchen sink and
turned on the water.
The boys were taken to a hospital
where they died several hours later
Shortly before his death Francis
calmly asked his grandmother to
say goodbye to his brother and
Rio Hondo Board
Elects Director
<Special to The Heraldi
RIO HONDO, Sept. 23.-Mrs. W.
C. Nash has been elected Rio Hondo
director of the Cameron County
Anti Tuberculosis Association at a
meeting held here this week.
Dr. A. J. Pollard of Harlingen,
president of the Cameron County
association addressed the group of
interested citizens in the perils of
contagion, and the valuable aid.
available to all persons afflicted
with this dreaded malady, through
the good offices of the ass Nation.
Miss Pansy Nichols, child health
director of the State Tuberculosis
association spoke at a similar meet
ing at San Benito on Monday night
Guard Mount
Captain Robert R. Maxwell, post
adjutant, announces that the usual
Tuesday afternoon formal dis
mounted guard mount will be held
at the poet commencing at 4:30 p.
m. on the main parade ground.
Connie Mack is a bit worried about
the Philadelphia Athletics’ chances
in the world's series.
He has some misgivings about
his pitching and he said he was
particularly worried about George
Seen About
Matamoros is adding almost daily
to its ever increasing number of
electric signs....We noticed two of
the new number last night....One
advertises a certain brand of re
freshment and the other a well
known saloon....And we venture
to say that Brownsville will have
to step some if It expects to be the
best lighted city around these
parts of the continent ...at least
in the region that comprises the
Valley of the Rio Grande.for
If anyone has a doubt let him visit
Matamoros at night and he will
find a profusion of electric signs
....of the Neon gas type....that
attract the eye with their vivid
colors....and remember, too, that
Matamoros is improving its street
lighting system — We noticed that
also. ...Better lighting all around
....Perhaps a friendly rivalry will
grow between the two cities....And
it Is a well known fact that keen
competition does much towards Im
proving things.Went around
to the Plaza de la Capilla where the
fair grounds are, and found that
the fair ended last night....after a
record sesaon. If you please....The
fair this year enjoyed a large at
tendance .especially on the
‘diez y sets’ de Septlembre (Mexi
co's Independence Day ).things
seemed quite dull, since few people
visit the old plaza now that the
fair is over....some of the stands
still remain_but on the twenty
fourth they will be torn down...,
and the plaza will be deserted....
except for an occasional pedestri
an. And turning from the subject
we find Rafael Munguia, state tax
collector....in front of the illaclo
Municipal....chatting with Liurado
Salinas... .police chief, and with
Guillermo Shears, ex-mayor.
commenting on the ’bloodless’ fies
tas-and we ask Sr. Salmas if
any of the men who broke jail in
Brownsville and are reported to
have crossed the Rio Grande into
Mexico have been captured....and
he replies in the negative... .but
still police are searching for them,
he says....and we hear comments
of the coming of Presidente Pas
! cual Ortiz Rubio of Mexico... .the
1 president is due to visit Matamor
os around the seventh of October
....it will be a big day for the twin
border cities.Matamoros and
Brownsville.Seldom does a
president visit border towns.
We remember away back in 1920
when Warren Gamaliel Hardmg,
then president-elect of the U. S. A.,
visited the region of the Magic
Valley.It was a great occasion.
i ....And Matamoros residents help
ed in the welcome that was ac
corded the president.And now
Brownsville and the Valley are do
ing their bit in helping Matamor
os welcome Mexico's chief execu
tive.... Which is another proof of
the friendly relations that exist be
tween the authorities and the resi
dents in general of the countries on
eillier side of the Bravo....Mexico
and the U. S. A.
Los Angeles county officials esti
mate each patient treated at pub
lic hospital there in 1929 cost $5 27.
r uick
Knapp Motor Company
■McAllen Weslaco Harlingen Brownsville
Edinburg Donna
I --- I
< i
! i
In order to further aid the un
employed, the U. S. Employment
Bureau of Brownsville under su
perintendent Cuban Monsees has
placed a large sign In front of the
chamber of commerce building on
Levee and Thirteenth, upon which
jobs will be listed daily.
“Whoever needs labor, no mat
ter of what kind, need only tele
phone 1200 and we will place his
opening on our board and find a
worker for him,” Supt. Monsees
said Monday morning. “And we
mean any kind of laborer, from
gardeners on up.”
The labor bureau here has only
been open for a ^w months, but
during this time many unemployed
have been found positions.
It is requested that Brownsville
and lower Rio Grande Valley citi
zens use the employment bureau as
a “clearing house” for labor, and
anyone with Jobs to offer and any
one needing a job communicate
with the local bureau.
Mr. Monsees said today that in
Texas there are five superintend
ents and one director, and a large
number of field men, connected
with the department of labor. He
has a number of field me*, under
him in the Valley, and valuable
work is being done to alleviate the
unemployment problem, he ex
World’* Champion*
Of 4-H Will Marry
STILLWATER. Okla., Sept. 22
dp\—The engagement of Miss Nancy
Smith. 1925 world’s 4-H club gir!
champion to Ford Mercer. 1924 boys
world champion, was announced
here today. The .couple will be
married In Oklahoma City some
time during the present week. Miss
Smith lives at Geary. Okla., and
her fiance's home is at Tyron
They both are engaged in 4-H
club work at Oklahoma A. and M
college. (
-.. I—.- .....
Royal Baby Named
LONDON, Sept. 22—/AP)—It wai
, announced officially this eveninj
j that the names chosen for the in
fant daughter of the Duke am
Duchess of voric are Margaret Rose
■ The Christening will take placi
! in the private chapel at Bucking
i ham Palace next month.
City Briefs
Free Instruction tor ladles each
Thursday, two o'clock. Campbell's
Bowling Alley. adv. tf.
Dickey's Old Reliable Eye Water
cools and clears Inflamed eyes.
Doesn't hurt. —Adv. (5)
A Large Assortment of Mexican
Blue Glassware at The Basket
Place, Matamoros. Adv. 27.
Sunday Movie War
Held Up by Writ
ABILENE, Sept. 22-^—Con
tinuing a six weeks’ campaign
against Sunday moving pictures,
the Abilene city officials were
frustrated in an attempt to padlock
a theater yesterday.
Efforts of city officials to close
the theatre were stopped by •
temporary writ of Injunction
granted by District Judge W. R.
Chapmmn an hour befon the thea
tre was to open its doors to patrons
A resolution empowering the
police, "with as many deputized
citizens as may be needed.” to
padlock the show was passed by
the city commission in executive
session last Friday. Attorneys for
the theatre heard o fthe proposed
action and sought the infunction.
A hearing on the Injunction will
be held next Saturday.
Suspected Torch
Slayers Released
FORT SMITH. Ark . Sept. 22—UP
—Sheriff John B. Williams an
nounced today that three men ar- j
rested at Miami, Okla.. as bank
robbery suspects, one of whom was
thought to be James Lloyd Casstev- !
ens, under Indictment in connection
with the "torch slaying" of Roy
Hawthorne at Fort W'orth, Tex., last
July had been released. Williams
said neither had any connection
with the Hawthorne slaying or with
the recent robbery of the Commer
cial Bank at Alma, Ark.
Check ‘Murder’
DALLAS. Sept. 23—m— Dallas
police made a thorough check along
the right-of-way from Fair Park
! to the Union terminals In an ef
fort to verify a story told by four
Dallas youths to Fort Worth of
I ficers today that they had seen
. bandits kill a negro on a circus
> train and throw his body off, but
found no evidence to verify the
supposed murder.
Anne: "Got 1a new beauty doctor?Al?”
Alma: "Right as usual, dear ”
Anne -^H^ knows bis business—what's
4'w bis name?”
.Jfc j?*
Ag.MA\£Post's Whole Bran.”
Few of ns modems take enough bulk»
food to keep the body cleansed of im-J
purities. Post’s Whole Bran gives you.'
in delicious form, the bulk you need
to be tid of constipation. And Post's ,
Wbola Bran—the new fall strength
bran—da a tender, flavodul cereal you’ll •
delight in eating. Prove it with one
package from your grocer. Or send your
name and address for free sample to:*
Poaum Company, Battle Creek, MickV
Whom Can You Name
Executor of your Estate?
He may move any, or die, or become financially
She must seek help. Whom would she rely upon?
Few relatives are impartial.
He might be too closely identified with your in
The cost Is no greater. You ally with your in
terests the resources, responsibility, and per
manence of a reliable bank. This method is
sure. Every other is makeshift.
School of Dance
To Be Held Here
Miss Markoleta Greer Elstner
has announced the opening of her
school for dancing, expression and
the relate* arts, with branches In
San Benito. Harlingen and Browns -
Classes in Brownsville are being
held at the Knights of Columbus
hall, beginning Thursday. The
studio, located on the Aztec roof,
opened on Tuesday, while the Har
lingen opening was held Saturday.
Miss Elstner s school offers a
wide variety of dance training, in
cluding classical ballet, musical
comedy and tap dancing, acrobate,
toe, folk and character dancing.
oriental. Greek, Spanish, adagio
and other types, as well as in
dividual training and ball room
I dancing. Keeping fit and reducing
classes are also given.
Miss Elstner will be assisted in
! her work by Mrs. J. L. Hoskins,
music: Miss Johnnie Aiken, expres
ion and dramatic art. Miss Laurie
May Booth, music, rehearsals, cos
tumes: Mrs. J. F. Chastain, music,
and Mrs. George A. Tbolan. violin.
Talking pictures are finding
(favor in Chile.
.... — ■ ""l
1 whose office has been closed
I for two months
1 has
Dr. Hamel is the only Palmer Chiropractic Graduate
in the city, and will give special rates for a nominal
time. Patients taking adjustments in Dr. Hamel’s of
fice will be glTen ad jut men t* In accordance with ths
Neuro-C'alometer reading which assures you of cor
rect diagnosis.
[Consultations Without Obligation I
Arcade Bldg. 11th and Levefjl
EVERY week should be a fire preven
tion week, even though only one
is officially so observed.
This Yt*r—October 5*77
The activities of Fire Prevention Week
represent a concentration of effort
within a short period. That the results
carry through farther and farther into
the months that follow is one of the.
encouraging signs of this national con-^
servation movement.
You have a personal reason for helping
to observe Fire Prevention Week. It
concerns your family—your home—
your business—your community. If you
take no part in the public observance,
you can at least make the valuable con
tribution of your own better prepara
tion to resist fire through preventive
companies—through the National Board
of Fire Underwriters, Chambers of Com
merce and other organizations—have
done much toward making Fire Preven
tion Week popular and effective for
all property owners whether insured
or not.
Increased public cooperation should
result in reducing fire losses and in that
way justify further reductions in the
average cost of fire insurance—a cost
which has consistently declined over
long period of years. s
Stmak Hr% htair4mf
Companki «r» Ikprmmmkd
by Capakk Aftnto k Y©©r
85 John Street. New Yack
SM West Ad«m» Street MerekeMt Eiciienfc 8W*
A Nmttonml OrymtoWw mf Stock Firm Imtmtmmtm Cmmpmml•* btoWilW Jb ftM

xml | txt