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Sfa BnramstiUk Herald
Eatabliahed July 4, 1892
Entered aa second-class matter to tbs Poetofflce,
Brownsville. Texas.
The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use
tor publication of all news dispatches credited to It or
not otherwise credited to this paper, and also the
local news published hereto.
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8an Francisco, Cal, 318 Kohl Budding.
Call for a Western-Southern
Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York made
his political confession of faith. Gov. Alfred C.
Ritchie of Maryland, nominated for a fourth term,
declined to permit the democrats of his common
wealth to endorse him for the presidential nomina
tion. Arkansas democrats declared Senator Joseph
T. Robinson the favorite son of the commonwealth
and splendid material for a presidential candidate.
Now Smith W. Brook hart of Iowa, a wild alarm
in the section where "the sons of wild jackasses’* are
sweeping all before them, advises a political coalition
of the West and South "and to fight Wall Street.”
Should the coalition take place Borah of Idaho and
Robinson of Arkansas are expected to be the big
voices in the combination. Robinson is an Independ
ent except on election day. He has a record of always
voting the straight ticket on election day and raising
hades with republican legislative programs 364 of the
365 days of the year.
Borah is going to take the stump. He is for the re
election of all the progressive senators. He is for the
debenture plan. He is as gloomy as Dean Inge of
London and he was brought to Texas in 1928 to tell
the voters that the way to continue prosperity
through the years was to vote the republican ticket.
He is a prophet but is not infallible.
Calvin Coolidge is a prophet but his prophecies
in the not remote past “blew up” like toy balloons in
the hands of children. Col. Arthur Brisbane is an
other. He made a million prophecies in eight years.
All that he predicted failed to come to pass. Proph
ets are very human. They whistle along when the
skies are clear; then they blunder along when alibi
making time calls for showdown.
.This Happened in Virginia
Virginia was known in other days as the mother of
presidents. Virginia is the home state of Carter
Glass and Bishop James Cannon. Virginia gave to
the world the Byrd brothers—the first king of aces
of the air and most noted of all explorers; the second
a great governor of Virginia for three terms and the
third the king of apple growers of the Old Dominion.
This is a story from Richmond as told by a corres
pondent of the Associated Press:
"James P. Jones, recognized moral leader in the
tate legislature, former treasurer of the Virginia
Anti-Saloon league and prominent church worker,
faces a hearing in court here Oct. 4 on charges of a
larceny of $37.97640 from an orphans home. Jones
offered a settlement in May last and It was accept
ed and put In legal form but the commonwealth's
attorney- ordered that a report be made to him and
an indietment followed "
James P. Jones had been In the Virginia house of
delegates since 1922 where he was recognized as the
spokesman of the moral forces, being a member of
the moral and social welfare committee.
Now a carping critic will ask the question. "Why
do good men go wrong?' A silly question at best,
men have been going wrong since man made his first
appearance In the sylvan shades. Think of what
happened to Adam In the garden after he had lost
one of his ribs The man who has never been tempted
doesn't know whether he Is a crook or a saint. Let
the curtain fall
• • • • *
If the committee had let Lipton have the Sham
rolls, the Yankee and the Whirlwind and let America
be represented by the Enterprise and the Weetamoe
it would have been a better spectacle, although It now
looks as if awarding the Shamrock to Lipton's side
would have been a dirty trick. If we were as sporty
as we claim to be we would let Lipton have the Sham
rock one day and we would take it the next. The
only point is that once we had taken it off his hands.
Sir Thomas might be too foxy to let us give it back
to him again.
• • • •
I saw the first two races myself and if you have
insomnia they are the thing for you. If you can
stay awake during an international yacht race you
are beyond cure. I can’t tell you what a big disap
pointment the first race was to me. Whit got me
was the complete lack of hurry on anybody’s part.
It was the only race I ever saw in which no haste
was shown. The tw'o boats drifted up to the mark
so slowly that at first I thought they were trying to
get out of the engagement altogether.
• • • •
The skipper of each ship appeared to be giving a
lesson in dignity and poise and it looked to me as If
they were bored with the business before the race
had been on fifteen minutes. They didn’t even ex
change hard looks. If the ships had ever been close
enough I am sure one of the skippers would have in
vited the other over to lunch and a game of pinochle.
• • • •
Well, things went on that way for five or six horn*,
with no change in the position of the boats, and
when it was all over it was a great relief to every
body. A lot of spectators couldn't make out whether
it wras a yacht race or a Senate filibuster.
• • • •
I am off international yacht racing and am going
to fill the aching void in my’ life with chess lessons
and turtle derbies.
Yours truly.
Ima Dodo.
The ram is raining all around.
The summer drought is ended:
The rain is raining all around
As Hoover recommended.
R. C. O'Brien in Judge.
• • • •
The nun shines when we wish it to.
Rain comes without petitions;
Enough of each for me and you—
It*s all done by commissions!
Cancel That Reno Trip!
P. Throckmorton Spivvingthrox. well known society
man and millionaire, says his income was so hard hit
by the business depression he thinks he will have
to keep the old wife another year.
There is a report that a salesman In one of the big
cruiser salesrooms quit his Job because the boss ob
jected to his taking a yacht out of stock to see* the
boat races.
Senator Jones, father of the Five and Ten Law.
has now come out against the dry law. After that
you may look for a proclamation from Bishop Can
non demanding the return of the old-fashioned sa
A woman never looks her worst except when she Is
marching in a parade.
Simile suggested by Aphasia: As geometrical as the
flower bed in front of the insane asylum.
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(Copyright, 1930, by The Associated Newspapers.)
Dear Editor:
Well, X have been following the International yacht
races and you will have to pardon my yawning. The
whole idea Is lost on me, anyhow, and I think it
would be Just as much In Keeping with the times to
stage a race between a couple of surface cars, tally
ho or high-wheeled bicycles.
• • • •
It was a big mistake to throw out those other boats,
the Weetamoe, Yankee and Whatziss, and limiting
It to a two-boat contest, especially when you consid
er that It would take at least a dosen boats to mate
it even fairly exciting. They should have pooled all
the boats, Including the Shamrock, and then chosen
sides. This is the only way Sir Thomas Upton could
get a break, as It has been proven many times that
he can’t accomplish anything with one vessel.
Celia Rogers, lacking one month
of being 18 and just out of high
school, spends a hot and weary July
day looking for a job. Her mother,
Margaret Rogers, is a widow and
employed as a seamstress in a dress
shop. They live in Baltimore and
the mother's earnings are their only
Celia is unsuccessful in her search
fcr work. Mrs. Rogers arrives home
with a letter which she conceals
from the girl. The letter, signed
John Mitchell, is an offer to provide
Celia with every advantage of edu
cation, travel and social position if
the mother will give her up. Mar
garet declares she will never do this.
Celia goes for a drive with Bar
ney Shields, young newspaper photo
grapher who lives next door. Shields
kisses the girl and tells her he loves
her. They discuss marriage, but
agree that it must be a long time
off. Next day Celia continues her
search for work. She goes to the
shcm where her mother is employed
ana learns that Mrs. Rogers has
been taken ill.
"Where is she—my mother? Oh,
has anything happened?" Celia de
manded, her voice rising hysteri
The doctor held up a warning
"Quiet!" he insisted. Then, eye
ing the girl kindly, went on:
“Are you Mrs. Rogers’ daughter?
She’s resting quietly but you must
not disturb her! No cause for
alarm. Your mother is suffering
from a heart attack—brought on. I
should say, by exhaustion.
"Can’t —can't I Just see her?” the
girl begged.
“After awhile."
Dr. Williams turned to one of the
women who seemed to be in charge
of the fitting room. "There’s noth
ing further I can do,’* he said.
"She's comfortable. Let her rest
where she is as long as you can.
By 5:30 her daughter can take her
home. What she needs is rest and
quiet for a few days—particularly
if this hot weather lasts. Ought
to stay home tomorrow by all means
wen. i li be on my way—"
Celia caught the doctor s arm.
"Please" she begged, "tell me just
what's happened!"
Patiently Dr. Williams reviewed
what be had said. The intense
heat had caused Mrs. Rogers to
collapse. Emergency measures had
been applied with satisfactory re
sults. In half an hour Celia would
go into the little rest . oom where
her mother lay and could stay with
her providing she promised to be
perfectly still and not to talk.
He -added instructions for ttoe
patient's care that evening.
"Just keep her quiet and comfort
able." he said. “She ll probably feel
weak for some time. Don’t let her
worry about anything. Of course
she'll have to be very careful to
avoid hot sunlight the rest'of the
summer. Ought not to exert her
self in the least during hot weather.
You look to me like a pretty good
nurse Take care of her!"
With a smile Dr. Williams de
parted. He had been called in be
cause his office was just two doors
from the dress shop. He had done
all that he could for the sick woman.
As he strode into the street the doc
tor shook his head, muttering some
thing unintelligible, and paused to
wipe perspiration from his forehead
The other women who worked
with Mrs. Rogers were sympathetic.
They tried to comfort the girl and
Mrs. Foster, who was really “Mar
got" and owned the shop, came in
to tell Celia her mother should re
main home next day.
• a a
Finally the lull-hour was up.
Celia tip-toed down the hallway and
peered into the rest room.
Her mother seemed to be sleeping
and she looked little and tired and
her face was pale as she lay on the
low cot. An Ice bag covered her
forehead. Her clothing had been
loosened. The breeze from an elec
tric fan swept the room.
Celia crept silently to the only
chair and sat down' Her eyes were
misted with tears. It was all she
could do to keep from kneeling
beside the cot and slipping an arm
about her mother, begging to be re
assured that everything was all
It seemed incredible. Celia could
not remember when her mother had
ever been 111 before.
Once Margaret Rogers moved
restlessly. Her Ups twitched but
she did not open her eyes. The
slow rise and fall of her chest con
tinued regularly.
The dress shop closed at five
o’clock, but Mrs. Foster and one of
the other women stayed aftsr that.
Presently they told Celia that a
cab was waiting at the door. They
helped her rouse Mrs. Rogers, help
ed the woman to rise and get ready
to go home.
"Celia!" Mrs. Rogers whispered
softly. That was all she said until
after they got into the cab and Ce
lia had given the driver the ad
dress. Then the mother leaned
back against her daughter's arm and
gave a long sigh.
"So tired.” she murmured. "Glad
—joure nere, aarung.
The driver of the taxicab helped
Celia take her mother up the two
flights of stairs leading to the flat.
He volunteered and the girl could
scarcely have managed alone. The
driver was a thick set, red-faced
man who by no chance would ever
have been taken for a good Samar
itan, but he tipped his hat, mum
bled something and hurried off
down the stairs as soon as he had
received his fare.
Lying on the bed before the open
window, Margaret Rogers looked up
into her daughter's face and man
aged a wan smile.
“I’m—all right now—dear. See
about your dinner—I’m all right.”
She refused to be waited upon.
Celia pushed the windows as high
as p' ib’c, brought Ice wrapped In
towels for her mother’s head, but
nothing the girl could do could keep
the room from feeling like a bake
After Mrs Rogers closed her eyes
and seemed to doze. Celia went into
the living room. She was hot, tired
fr»! still frhthten^d. The early after
noon seemed years away.
• • •
Presently she arose, found cold
food and nibbled at it. She had no
annettte and soon cleared away the
At eight o'clock she heard foot
steps on the stairs and knew they
were Barney Shields'. Celia hur
ried Into the hall to meet him.
Barney's bright smile flashed
at her as he rcaehcd the top of
'he stairs Immediately he saw
something was wrong.
“Oh. Barney,” the girl said in a
low voice. “I'm glad you've come
It’s—I’ve been so frightened!”
The youth was beside her. his
face as grave as hers now.
“Whafs happened?” he asked
What’s the matter?”
Celia told him They stood in the
hallway talking in whispers so as
not to disturb the woman in the
bedroom Celia’s words came in a
flood, interrupted once or twice
when tears pot the better of her.
Emotion, held in check for hours,
suddenly gave way.
Barney tried to comfort her.
"But, honey, don't cry! Every
} ‘.hing ll be all right tomorrow. I'm
! sure it will. Gosh, on a hot day
like this anyone's liable to go to
i pieces!”
“Oh, but—I don't know—!”
He slipped an arm around the
i girl and patted her shoulder.
“Your mother'll feel better in the
morning,” he said reassuringly.
I'Tm sure of it ”
It was good to confide in Barney,
i He seemed so protective. It was
wonderful, too, to see the same ten
der. worshipful look in his eyes
' they had held last night.
Celia, remembering, brushed a
hand across her misty lashes and
(smi’ed back at him.
"That's the girl’’ said Barney.
Well. I suppose you don't want me
around here any longer!”
She would like to have him stay,
Celia admitted, but It probably was
| »r*st for him to go.
For a moment Barney Shields
The Main Stem
Intimate Glimpses of the Valley’s Alley
~ BY J. R.
Along Elizabeth .... A Truthful St
California_New Name
You’ll Never Se,
Along Elizabeth
Alton Bennett . former Jiigh
school football star_now a mar
ried man of a few weeks....driving
to work .... “Corn” Shuckman
another star of the past—unmar
ried but hopeful....all dressed up
and percolating up and down the
main stem .... Glenn “Lindbergh”
Dennis-announcing the birth of
a baby girl — Sunday morning ...
Mrs. Dennis is doing well—and
the baby has been named Margue
rite Anne .... "Spitz” Clark ....
popular football referee- during
a recent game he told Coach Rek
torik of Harlingen to sit down or
he'd penalize him—Frank E. Mor
ris .... mortuary man .... driving
somewhere In an . ambulance ....
very rapidly.Traffic Officer E
E. Sadler.looking for a wreck
.. .investigating one that happen
ed Sunday. Clyde Owens who
has a garage on Elizabeth-riding
with a friend....trying to locate a
squeak In the car....Tom Steven
son—Chevrolet dealer _telling
about the fleet of cars he sold to
the border patrol and immigration
authorities....the picture is in the
paper today .... Henry Skelton.,
rustling up some business....and
glad that fall has arrived_and
speaking of fall. Hal Eustace took
one Monday afternoon....sat in a
chair that immediately collapsed.,
he is expected to recover.
Beat This
While Booth Tarklngton (so it is
told) was In Italy on a tour, one of
the natives was bragging about va
rious points of interest, and com
paring them with things in .the
United States. Tarklngton was
soon tired of the continuous ro
domontade, so when the Italian
said, "Now that is Vesuvius. You
have nothing like that in Ameri
ca ” the famous writer answered.
“No, but we have Niagara Palls,
and they could put your darned
volcano out in ten minutes.”
Something similar to this hap
>ry .... Comparing the Valley With
for Bora Chlca .... Thlnr*
s In Brownsville.
pened in Brownsville not so long
ago. A native of the Magic Valley
was talking to a native of Califor
nia. The Californian was malting
comparions between his state and
the Valley, much to the discredit of
this section.
According to him, our climate
was inferior, our soil was poor,
everything here not quite as good
Vis in California.
Finally the Valleyite Interrupted:
• Pardon me, my wife is giving a
lawn party tonight, and I must be
"It's only four oclock, and the
party is not until around eight, so
what's the hurry?”
”1 have to go and plant the
Is This a Game
“J. R.—Speaking of the Know
Your Brownsville campaign, a local
young man is enthusiastically in
favor of it and reports tljat it has
already been effective, in his opin
ion, because his favorite sweet
heart. recently from Hiram, Arkan
sas, formerly thought that Rex
Beach was Just another name for
Boca Chica.—H. C. R.”
Have You?
Following we are listing some
things we have never seen in
Brownsville. And all we can say is,
if you have, you ought to go on
the water wagon.
Here we go:
Mayor R. B. Rentfro walking
down the main stem in pajamas i
John Hunter wearing a checkered
sweater and plus-fours.
George Leonard on a bicycle.
Pete Palechi voting for Dan Moo
Dr. Charlie Calderoni playing
The thermometer registering ae
Phin Houghteling, motorcycle
c_p, chasing a horse and buggy.
Escaped prisoners returning to i
county Jail—unescorted. I
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held her close, touching her Ups
with a quick kiss. Then he let her
“Night, dear,’’ he said, and dis
appeared down the steps.
Celia Rogers had gone into Mar
gots dress shop that eventful day
with exciting news. It was after
noon of the following day before rhe
confided the news to her mother.
True to Barney's prediction, Mrs.
Rogers awoke the next morning to
pronounce herself rested and entire
ly recovered from the collapse. A
pale face belied these words and
Celia insisted on keeping her mother
Ui bed, bringing her food that was
tempting and nourishing and gen
erally Indulging her.
“But how,' Margaret Rogers ask
ed shortly after lunch, “did you hap
pen to drop in at the shop yester
m m m
Celia remembered the doctor said
there should be no shocks and no
excitement. She was cautious.
• Well. I wanted to see you."
‘•Wanted to see me about what?”
“I wanted to tell you about some- ]
tiling. It was—well, I know where
I can get a job."
•Celia! What kind of a job?"
Why didn't you tell me?"
It had really been the most mar
velous luck. Celia’s eyes grew wide
as she talked. It had all happened
so suddenly. She had been on her
way to see a prospective employer
th'j day before when she met Sally
Roberts on the street. Sally had
finished Western the year before
and stopped to ask what Celia was
doing. As soon as she heard Celia
was looking for a job she volunteer
ed to help.
She was one of the stenographers
in the office of the Ridgeway Con
tracting company. One of the other
girls in the office was leaving to be
married in 10 days. No one else
had been hired yet to take her place.j
• Well, I went right over to see
Mr. Porter—he’s the man in charge
—and Sally told him I had a good
record in school. Mr Porter talked
to me a while and then he asked
me to take some dictation. Thank
goodness. I got it right! After that
he said I could have the job. Isn’t
it wonderful? I’m to get $20 and
begin work a week from next Mon
Mrs Rogers agreed that it was
wonderful. Her strength seemed tot]
rally with Celia’s enthusiasm. Later
in the afternoon she insisted upon
dressing and even went down stairs
for a stroll in the cool of the eve
"Our luck’s changed!" Celia sang
out as she was undressing for bed.
baby’s >
checked without
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Juicy Steak Supper
Anthony’s Waffle
517 12 St. Phone 983
We Change Combinations
Rear of Miller Hotel
Phone 722
Photostating, Blueprinting and
S applies
Harlingen, Texas
"You're well again and I have a
Job and — oh, I feel so happy!"
Barney Shield's name had been
Oil the tip of her tongue when she
cut her words short. Celia was not |
quite ready to tell her mother about
Next morning Margaret Rogers
insisted upon returning to work at j
the dress shop. She refused to listen
to her daughter's cautions and de- i
parted at the usual hour. She went
again the next day and the next.
But on that third day, unknown
to any of her co-workers, Margaret
•Rogers visited a doctor s office The
cian gave his ultimatum blunt
(To Be Continued*
William A. Fai. cather served
31 years as deputy collector of cus
toms at Tacoma, Wash.
Teacher; How is it that you
haven't made more progress? At
your age I could read fluently.
Pupil: Probably you had a better
teacher than I, sir.- Moustique,
First Tramp: Bill, you ain't yer
self, mate. Ye re restless.
Second Tramp: I know. Ted. It's
Insomnia. I keeps waking up every
few days.—Passing Show.
California's state park system will
be increased to a total of 36.000
acres by establishment of a park
In the San Jacinto mountains
The Canadian Forestry associa
tion has 30.000 members Interested
in preventing forest firea.
!» not a matter of quantity,
but of REGULARITY. It re
sides In the often-proved axi
om that LITTLE makes MIG.
The daily rulfillmet of hopes
freedom from worry . . .
early financial Independence
.. . and contented old ace . . .
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easy week-to-week deposits at
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Established in 1891
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