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_Established July 4, 1892 Entered as second-class matter in the Po6toIfica, Brownsvtlle Texas THE BROWNSVTLLE HERALD PUBLISHING COMPANY MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hie Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited tn this paoer, and also the local news published herein. Subscription Rates— Dally and Sunday (7 Issues) One Year .$9.00 Six Months . M50 Three Months . 82.25 One Month .. 75 TEXAS DAILY PRESS LEAGUE National Advertising Representatives Dallas. Texas. 512 Mercantile Bank Building Kansas City. Mo.. 306 Coca-Cola Building. Chicago. 111.. Association Building. New York, 350 Madison Avenue. 6t. Louis. 502 Star BuUdlng. , Los Angeles. Cal., Room 1015 New Orpheum Bldg 846 S. Broadway. San Francisco. Cal., 318 Kohl BuUdlng. The Effect of the ‘Fix’ If you ever wonder why it is that such a city as Chicago continues to be overrun with gunmen who have their complete freedom despite the fact that any school child can enumerate their crimes by the dozen, it might pay you to consider a recent article in The Nation by Lawrence Howe. Mr. Howe was a detective sergeant in Chicago for two decades, and consequently speaks with the auth ority of long experience. Pointing out that Chicago has 100 times as many robberies annually as London, and 12 times as many as all of Canada, he proceeds to answer the question. "How come?” To begin with, he points out that Chicagos geo graphical location, her pre-eminence as a railroad center, her proximity to state boundaries and the nearness of half a dozen state prisons condemn her. Inevitably, to more than her share of crooks. But that isn't all of it. He goes on to repeat what he once told a candidate for mayor who asked him If It would be possible to rid Chicago of criminals. “I assured him,’’ writes, "that if I were permitted to pick 25 detectives, trustworthy and competent of ficers who knew the underworld, and had charge of their activities. I would undertake to rid Chicago of all professional crooks in 60 d$vs. provided the mayor would carry out his part of the program. His part would be to see that when we made an arrest and presented sufficient, reliable, conclusive evidence to prove the man guilty, there would be no fixing of the case A conviction must follow. "The judges. state's attorneys, court clerks and poli ticians must not be allowed to be bought by the ac cused in an effort to thwart Justice They must be invulnerable to all approaches, whether of bribery, politics or friendship The candidate for the mayor alty recognized the futility of attempting such a dras tic reform. * It Is that final sentence that sticks in one's mem ory. "The candidate for the mayoralty recognized the futility of attempting such a drastic reform Why? Simply because the "fix'—the use of extra-legal methods to gain special favors—is such an integral part of American municipal government that trying to root it out as accepted, by men familiar with such matters, as an utterly hopeless task This, in turn, obviously means that the country's war on Its criminal class Is. just at present, decidedly a losing struggle. Favoritism is too deeply entrenched Scoundrels have too many Influential friends. If this were Chicagos hard luck alone it would not be so bad But It isn’t. Chicago is just bigger. Other cities duplicate its faults. Mr. Howes remarks apply for all of us. $500,000,000 For Travel The close of the tourist season brings the estimate that American travelers this summer spent no less than $500,000,000 to visit Europe. That Is a rather big piece of change; one wonders just what the American tourist got for his money. In some cases, probably, he Rot nothing at all. The man who goes to Paris only to infest the American bar and exchange home-town reminiscences with some other compatriot might Just as well be staying at home. But for the most part, very likely, the tour ists got their money's worth. In crossing the ocean they got a glimpse of a civilization that Is quite un like their owtv Even granting the contention that many tourists remain quite impervious to the effects of this expos ure of old-world culture, It is obvious that the effect on America as a whole must be considerable. Provin cialism cannot live when people to traveling on such a scale. The Once Over1 fiy E l PHLLJUPS , .. - ■1Mnr IMAGINARY INTERVIEWS WITH FAMOUS AMERICANS (Copyright, 1930, By The Associated Newspapers* (No. 336: Robert Tyre Jones, Jr.) Q—Mr. Jones, how docs it feel to win all the major golf championships in a single season? A.—I rather like the experience. Those major tour naments give a golfer excellent practice. Q—They help him smooth out his game, as it were? ! A.—Exactly. | Q.—Now that you have won all the titles, what do you plan to do next? A—I think I'll perfect my game and see what was the matter with it all this year. I never quite got going. • • • • Q.—Did you find the Merlon course difficult? A—Rather. I didn't get a single hole-in-one. It must have been the slant of the greens or the grass texture. Q—Did Homans at any time give you any real trouble. Mr. Jones? A—Who? Q—Homans the boy you met in the final? A —Oh. was that his name? • • • • Q —Are you ever nervous on the eve of a major j tournament? A.—Yes, I’m so intent on my game the night before that my opponents can t sleep all night. Q—Before you tee off in a big match have you anj misgivings? A.—I almost always have a fear I won't get a 69 Q.—When you first took up golf did you have any idea you would become the best player in the world? ; A.—Yes. That's what ruined my game the first few years. iiii Q —Do you still find tournaments good fun any more? A.—Not much. After all, it's a terrific ordeal to be mobbed thirty-six times a day. Q — Did you use the lighter ball at Merion? A—The ball seemed the same weight, but the op | ponents seemed lighter. • • • • Q —Is there any truth to the story you intend to retire from tournament golf? A —At times I think about it. Q—Why? & A.—I find that golf is too exasperating. Q.—How so? A.—No matter how hard I try I never seem to be able to shoot i>ar golf 72 holes in succession. Q—In a sense, you are considering quitting the game because you find it too difficult to master? A.—That's about it. • • • • Q —Do you find the profession of law as attractive as you anticipated? A.—Not nearly, and for a very peculiar reason. I Q—What is it? A—Knowing about my golf, nearly all my clients try to pay me in loving cups. Q—Mr. Jones, as the worlds greatest golfer, what* advice would you offer American boys thinking ol taking up the game? A.—Go into baseball instead. Q.—And why? A—In baseball the audience can t surround you while you’re at bat. stealing second, running after a pop fly or sliding for home. Toast May you always have good health, And good fortune as well; In your journey through life May your poeketbook swell; May your life be unmarred By the casting of stones.. Gcd Bless you and keep you From playing Bob Jones. World Series Reporter Said Connie Mack to Gabby Street "I think you are a cinch t*o beat;'*' Said Gabby Street to Connie Mack. "Turn over. man. you're on your back!" " Cost of Couzens’ Victory Sen. James Couzens of Michigan, progressive re publican. and free lance most of the time, spent $5500 to win a unomination. His majority was the greatest ever piled up in Michigan in a senatorial contest. Sen. Nye will not be asked to investigate “excessive expenditures'* in the Michigan primary. Sen. Couzens Is reputed to be worth $50,000,000 He ran on an underdog platform. That is. he promised legislation that would pull the underdog out of the ditch. Unless the underdog does some heroic crawl- j ing he will remain in the ditch. That is. unless the milennial dawn is approaching. Our Boarding House . ... By Ahern # i "1-leo.rt ^"Hunrtry | &/ Au^yp^&ypSsScc^1' o 'wo t* n£a sEt^cc !*Z Begin Here Today Celia Mitchell. 17, faces a new life when she leaves the home In Bal timore where she has lived with her w.dowed mother, Margaret Rogers, to join her father, John Mitchell and her grandmother in a stately New York dwelling The girl had not even known her father was living until the day he came to the Baltimore apart ment. Celia had supposed Bob Rog ers. her mother's second husBhnd. to be her father. Mitchell offers the girl a life of wealth and imme diately everything changes. She leaves her mother, unaware that Mrs. Rogers is seriously ill. and she leaves Barney Shields, ambitious young newspaper photographer, who swears that some day he and Celia will be married. The girl is lonely and ill at ease in her new home. Mitchell finds her in tears one evening and is worried He appeals to Mrs. Evelyn Parsons, beautiful widow whose husband had been Mitchell's close friend Mrs. Parsons agrees to in troduce Celia to the right set of young people though it is obvious she regards the girl as a means to gain Mitchell’s affections. To this end she invites Celia to spend a week-end at her Long Island home and makes every ef fort to seem charming Among the other guests is a young man who attracts Celia's interest. Now Go On Wilh The Story CHAPTER XVIII It was characteristic of Evelyn Parspns that she should seek to win her way by pleasant means first. These failing, she was quick to change her tactics. Evelyn was engaged in such “pleasant” plotting when she invit ed Tod Jordan to Join her week-end house party. Jordan was exactly the type to fascinate an unsophisticated girl like Celia. They stood near the doorway. Evelyn stunning in a gown of sea green stuff which contrasted bril liantly with her hair, and the young man bending toward her at tentively. “Must you always be more in terested in other women?” she chid ed archly. Jordan s quick answer deepened Mrs Parson's smile. She had al ways been sensitive to flattery. "The girl you're to be particu larly nice to is the little one in pink,” she went on Celia was designated. Without ap- , parentiy shifting his gaze Jordan j made a hasty appraisal missing few details of Celia's appearance. One eyebrow rose the merest trifle Otherwise lie offered no comment. “Who else is there you don't know?" Evelyn asked “There's only one I have met— j Eve Brooks.” "Come! I’ll introduce you." Celia Mitchell, who had been watching this tableau from the di van across the room, turned her head and began talking to List Dun- | ran She was curious about the j newcomer Who was he? Evelyn had mentioned the names of all her other guests. And this man looked l’ke someone important. She tried to conceal her interest “Celia." Evelyn Parsons was say- i ine. “this is Tod Jordan One of my shipmates on the lv'at this last j trip. He's violently prejudiced about brown eyes, so I brought him t«. you." She looked up to encounter Tod Jordan's cool, quizzical smile. Jor dan was just under six feet in height He was slender, but well built, with a touch of militarism in the way he carried his shoulders. :;is face was bronzed, not ruddily •.unbumed as were the other men. • He had dark hair and eves which seemed faintly challenging. Perhaps Jordan was 25. Perhaps ue was 3Q, There was a hard, pol ished surface to his manner which Impressed Celia. She labeled u sophistication." The man bowed formally. "I am delighted,” he said, taking her hand. "May I sit here?” “Of course.” There was plenty of room on the divan, but Celia moved a little to one side. Lisi Duncyn, who sat at Celia's left, evidently felt slighted and turned her back Mrs. Parsons had Joint#! another group "Our hostess Is very brave.” Jor dan remarked casually. "Oh, I think Mrs. Parsons is wonderful.” Celia told him. "Beautiful”, the young man cor ie~ted her. ”and very brave." I don't ‘believe I understand **No? But it’s so obvious When a woman of Evelyn's age dares to invite into her home such compe tition—!" A meaningful wave of the hand completed the sentence Cedia blushed She was embar rassed and yet pleased While Jordan was speaking there was not a trace emotion in his face, but his voice had an exciting quality. She knew too that the pink net party dress was becoming. Lisi Duncan turned, evidently tc make a demand on Jordan's rtten tion. She wanted to know if hf had seen a certain night club en tertainer. Lisi was an amusing girl, not at all like her sister Kate who was beautful and dignified Lisi was boyish, awkward, and wore her red hair cropped thort Her little freckled face (sunburned too* would have looked more at home on a tennis court than at a dinner party, but she appeared te go everywhere and know everyone She had a way of drawling original slang which was highly humorous Now she launched into extrava gant praise of the new s xophone player Celia felt that she liked Lisi better than the others. Young Mrs. Brooks, whom no one called anything but "Eve', was blond and pretty in a more fragile way than Evelyn Parsons. Eve wo e a gown of lemon yellow and looked like a slender daffodil. There was a young man on either side of her but Celia noticed Mrs Brooks dart ing frequent looks at Tod Jordan His working hours, she decided were those he spent at ^ards. Was his name really Jordan? Evelyn doubted this, but of course there was no proof. He seemed to know the right people, and he was .e mendously effective on a romantic deck at night. The widow’s reasoning was sim ple At* present Celia Mitchell war useful to her. but that usefulness would end soon.. Jordan was ex actly the aide she needd. Evelyn Parsons was plaving her cards well The dinner that evening was very gay. The table with its flow ers and silver and crystal was more festive than anything Celia had ever seen. The colors of the women's gowns added glamour to the scene. No one in the room re alized that this was the first party Celia Mitchell had ever attended Jordan talked of the races, poly and a recent aerial trip he had made which ended in excitement. “But you haven't told me any thing about yourself!" he remind ed her. Courtney Brooks was explaining something to Kate Duncan and Mrs Parsons. Kate's gown was glittering white with trailing skirt and a bodice which had shocked Celia. The dress was undoubtedly becoming to its brunet wearer. Al most anything. Celia thought would look handsome on Kate Dun can. but her bored manner was p little frightening. Dinner was announced. Celip thrilled secretly when she found The Mm? Stem Intimate Glimpses of the Valley’s Alley —-BY J. R. Along FJiiabeth _Can What You Can .. And This Includes About Everything . . A New Car for Sadler _ Will W> See Fireworks Now? .... No Danger! Along Eliiabeth J F. Blanton.. .traffic manager for the chamber of commerce... wearing a new black hat., fall is here.. .Hartwell <H.* G.) Stillwell, Jr... .newspaper man.. looking hale and hearty., says his wife is doing remarkably well after her recent sick spell.. Aleck Garcia . back in Brownsville after an absence of tlnee months.. .driving around in a big Packard automobile.. Aleck, a graduate of the local schools.. .now married and dignified ..has been a very sick man.. .getting better now ... Dr. Charlie Calderoni . dentist. . .looking prosperous.. .says business is good.. home, town boy makes good ..Bitt Glascock.. of Mercedes ...in Brownsville Tuesday giving the city a break.. Bitt used to work here and has many friends . John Wrav the younger...of Edinburg... a visitor in Brownsville yesterday ...came down to get some chicken fried rice at the Chinamans cafe ...he’s crazy about the stuff., quite gaga...Dr. F C. Sizelan. another Brownsville dentist., .walking to work...Dr. Freddy, as he Is known locally...is a very popular man... Chas. A. Reil .. manager of The Herald .. sidestepping a bantam Austin car... Can That! * The announcement that a i • w canning factory would be opened in Brownsville soon, and that the vegetable to be canned this time is an Irish potato, starts a train of thought running down our one track mind. Did you ever stop to think what is being canned these days? There are so many different things that it would be easier to say •’Every thing but this and that is baing canned than to start naming the things themselves However, just for fun. let's take a crack at it. Among those canned are: Fruits of every kind, including grapefruit. Vegetables, all kinds, now includ ing Irish potatoes. * Shrimp, fish oysters, other sea food Ham. bacon, beef, chicken. Eels and snails. Berries. Iff Someone in the office thought of mushrooms, and then there was a i terrible argument about them Some claimed they were vegetables. Worry Wart, the proof reader said she didn't know exactly what they were, but she thought they were expensive. • • • Beware Traffic Officer E E Sadler has a brand-new. sleek black roadster capable of turning up 110 mph This is bad news for speeder? who have been outrunning the old t a Salle which the county has beer furnishing her speed cops. The old car led an active life but you can’1 expect an old man to outsprtnt a youngster. The ne* car is one of those wlltli "Power to start, power to stop ". Yov can easily supply the name. And 11 has eight cylinders all in a row I Which reminds us of a friend ol ours who used to own (partially* a Ford It was about the time thai straight eights were just coming in to popularity, and eight-firing-in line was a catchy trademark. Our amigo called his Ford hi Single File Four " • • • Now Watch the Fireworks We ll fee some action now. Mrs William Hale Thompson wife of the mayor of Chicago, wa: robbed of $20,000 worth of Jewels and right in front of her home Daring yeggs conked her bodyguart over the head and yanked her Jew els off rather roughly. Mayor Thompson, it has been ru mored. has been very lenient wit! gangsters, but this is the first timi any of their dirty work has touchec him so intimately. Now. maybe he'll get down u work and aid the newspapers ir cleaning up the town. • • • This May Bo News Talking to E. E Mockbee. mana ge.* of the local telephone company Tuesday morning, and he said tha' contrary to popular opinion it wa; not dangerous to talk over a tele phone during an electrical storm Mr Mockbee explained that m many precautions have been taker by the telephone companies that H is practically an impossibility foi anyone to receive a shock from ar instrument during a storm He a*k ed if we had e\er heard of a cas* i and we had to admit that we had Dt. B/&E-TTik1Ct R'O OF \__ SAUESMAKl! '^rm MG WASlUe. MOST ^ pERS\sTt^T \ X EmW 5AW. HKiEW J BETTER Tham X wmaTJ^5' Itvais Family weeOS>. / l ME6 E»E»-UMGr jV*Toc^o*. TME WAmT AO '«** ms u s *»t orr e 1 >3° ** **tA - - she was to sit between Tod Jordan and Jimmie Webster. Eve Brooks was at the other side of Webster ! and promptly monopolized him . That left Jordan to Celia. Mrs. Parsons, at the head of the i table, took note of this. The smile which she tamed toward her right hand gues; was not in the least forced. • • • Evelyn had felt confident abou' Tod Jordan. That Is. she wa: confident that he would serve hei purpose. Of Jordan’s act 3,1 his tory she was as much at a loss as four-fifths of his acquaintances. She had s*id truthfully th she had met Jordan on the ocean liner She had chatted with him in a deck chair, r.troiled occasionally in i th moonlight and watc him ; invariably winning at cards. Being observant Evelyn had noticed Jor dan was usually to be seen with young women who had large ban! accounts, and with men he met Ir the card room Theies nothing to tell.” “That's quite impossib'e ” Acain Ce'ia's cheeks colored. Without a smile without the least I change of Inflection. Tod Jordan ; managed to convey implications. His ! dark eyes watched the girl 'But there really Is nothing to \ tell.” she laughed. “You see. New York and everything here is new I to me I've been in school until a month ago I've never seen anything or been anywhere! That's why it's sa wonderful to come to this party " Acain Jordans eyebrow did the litt'e trick of raising and .then low ering itself ever so slightly. “Are you a relative of Mrs Par ison* ” he asked “No! no! Only she and my father are old friends Father's coming down tomorrow ” "Really?” Celia would have been astounded *0 know that Tod Jordan could quote her father's financial rating nrecisely. He had considerably more i information about John Mitchell than had Mitchell's daughter. ' But all this time you've been in '•chool vou must have been doing forneming.” th» man persisted. “How do you amuse vourself? Ten nis? Like to swim? Dance?" “I'm no good at tennis.” Celia said, “but I love swimming and dancing." “Then I'm glad T came I Insist on the first dance " • • • H« turned his head to reply to Kate Duncan. Celia for several ! moments was neglected There was a hRze of smoke across the table, dimming the can j dl* light Jimmv Webster was re : counting polo anecdotes In a loud 1 voice. Soprano laughter and ring ing bass interruoted Celia thought | Websfer was crowing a trifle rowdv. She noticed that Eve Books was flirting openly both with Jimmie and Walter Carr Nobodv seemed ; surprised or even Interested in this Eves husband had been devoting the evening to Kate Duncan “I want to talk to you ” Jordan was saving softlv “Can t we get away from this?" Celia's pulse quickened.* hut she shook her head It was near the end of the dessert course. Suddenly Eve Brooks pushed back 1 her chair and stood up “Who's going to dance with me?' she called out. her eyes directly on Walter Carr “Who's going to dance with me right now’**" She and Carr den*',^«d. A few KEYS MADE FOR EVERY 1 LOCK We Change Combinations T. J. ROMMER Rear of Miller Hotel Phone 722 > " ‘ ' i Eat Those Good PECAN WAFFLES Anthony's Waffle Shop i 517 12 St. Phone 983 ! ALFRED TAMM Photostating. Blueprinting and Supplies Harlingen, Texas moments later a radio (ox trot burst1 on the air. The others were rising Jordan caught Celias arm and led her through the living room to the por:’- There was a soft breeze, and U.e lawn was drenched with mooti 'ight. The radio orchestra was' playing a waltz now Jordan sang the words: ‘ Stars and steel guitars And luscious lips as red as wine—" They danced !n perfect rhythm. | Celia wos conscious of Jordan's close ; embrace, and that her heart was poundng. “I left her and threw away Thry key-ee to Paradse—’’ It was an orchestra leader tn a night club who was singing the ballad The tune beat in the girls ears. The music ended. The dancers hesitated. There was no one else In sight. For a trembling moment Celia s eyes met Jordan's (To Be Continued! 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