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'ji.plagement in their seif expression,
Tv some guidance, some restriction.
' I admit that an average parent
]; cannot be certain about what to
do more than 50 per cent of the
•-Edwin B. Twitmyer of the
University of Pennsylvania
psychological laboratory and
Not the eye but the spirit fur
nishes the proof of theories.
—Albert Einstein.
The great majority of people
face a hand-to-mouth existence.
—Mahatma Gandhi.
Beauty alone has little value. ;
If you are just a pretty girl.
Hollywood has 1000 or more much
—Mary Pickford.
rmav still be some time in the
future, but after reading the ad
dresses setting forth the plans
of the Intracoastal Canal Associa
tion at New Orleans. It is not so
hard to picture that some day the
Valley will have barge connection
w‘th Pittsburgh. Omaha and possibly
With plans laid for the project
t-* Corpus Christi. Valley represen
tatives attended the meeting with
the object of pushing the idea ot
continuing it to the Rio Grande
John Sharv eloquently presented
this plea. Corpus Christi was chos
en as the next meeting place.
One can rest assured that with
the canal coming to New Orleans,
~ a way will be found to bring it on
W'- to the Valley for the profit of this
• • •
WHILE reading of the opening of
the deer season, and the hunters
out for ducks and geese, little
thought is given to bathing. In fact
some in the Valley may think it
somewhat preposterous to be going
to the Valiev beaches for a dip at
this time of the year.
But a drive to Boca Chica yester
day presented that very spectacle—
bathers in the beach Most of them
were visitors to the Valley. Coming
down into this warm sunshine from
the far north, the waters of the
beach merely feel invigorating to
them. Thev were enjoying it
We can advertise bathing In the
winter so far as thev are concern
ed And we Valleyites might find
it invigorating to also take a dip
Some are doing that very thing.
• • •
rE death of former District At
torney Covey Thomas, at Co
tulla.' brings to mind again the
death of Harry Williams. Laredo
Times reporter, almost, two years
ago now
Judge Thomas was one of the de
fense attorneys for the two peace
officers convicted at Laredo in that
esse. He made a powerful plea for
the accused men.
Judge Thomas Is said to have shot
himself while friends looked on. Not
more than two days before Deputy
Fierros, one of the state's greatest
aids In solving the mystery, shot
himself There is no connection be
tween the two deaths and the Wil
mr llams case, but it seems quite a co
* incident that two of the prominent
figures in the hearing should die in
that manner within two or three
days time
Williams’ body was found in the
Rio Grande after a month's search
which stirred two nations.
« m m
rE Valley can be careful in its
driving if it will. Sunday prob
ably found meayp automobtles
out on tbe highways than any single
dev in many months The occasion
was the first Sunday of sunshine
in some two weeks, with constant
rain in between the holidays. At
the time this was written no serious
injuries had been reported.
There were a few crashes, but they
retulted mostly in smashed fenders
o- like damages. Which goes to;
prove that with careful driving all
but that can be avoided
• • •
ANIMATFD Annie says in driving
it is not the other fellow who
always gets the breaks.
• • • •
THE Red Cros- campaign is now
before the Valley and the na- !
tion The Red Cross and the'
Salvation Army are two organiza
tions which during the war proved
their right to live forever. Today
we are a bit prone to forget they
still exist until in time ol some dis
aster when the helping hand of the
Red Cross nurses make their ap- '
pearances as if from nowhere.
Such organizations are like life
insurance. Which reminds us that
in life Insurance the man who
should have it for his own protec
tion and that of his family is rarely
known to go out and buy It for the
commodity that it is. And some
c-.rn seem to think the man who
tomes in and out-talks him into j
providing for hfs wife and family |
after death is somewhat of a pest |
Hr may be considered a pest until!
th* bread winner lies stark and cold, j
and then the widow pictures him as
her greatest benefactor.
• • ft
ABOUT a week has passed since
an unidentified man was found
in the Arroyo Colorado. Little
Is being heard of attempts to iden
tify him and run down the murder
er It was necessary to bury the
bod;, because it was so badly de
composed. But if that man met
foul play in Cameron county we
should not calmly bury him and for
get him. Life is not that cheap In
Cameron county.
ft ft ft
MIGHT as well start that Christ
mas shopping. You are going
to have to do it anyway.
Dick Merrill, who flies the air mail between Atlanta. Ga , and Richmond. Va . was forced to leap from
his plane when fog forced him off his course. He jumpea from an altitude of 5,000 feet and landed
safely near Shelby. N. C. Picture shows wreckage of plane.
Doomed Texan Begs Death
Houston Slayer Prefers Death to Sitting
In Cell For Remainder of Life
HUNTSVILLE. Texas. Nov. 17.—uT—After a night of sound sleep
Jess J. Maple. Houston slayer sentenced to die in the electric chair short
ly after midnight tonight, arose at 6 a. m. today.
"I want to make this a full day on my last go around,'' he told a
guard with a smile.
He ate a hearty breakfast.
Guards said that he was as composed as ever and was determined to
cling to his determination to die gamely.
Clue Brings Section Hand
On Long Trip From
In high hopes of finding his wife
and three children wlio disappear
ed in California four months ago.
Vicente Garcia, railroad section
hand, combed Brownsville Monday.
Garcia was working for a rail
road in California and was sudden
ly called to another section last
August. When he returned he
tound that his wife and three child
ren had disappeared. He trailed
his family along the southern bor
der. finally arriving in Houston.
Through a published inquiry, a
Brownsville man wTOte Garcia tell
ing him that his wife was in
Brownsville working. The man
who answered the inquiry has left
the city, but Garcia has found oth
ei people who say they saw his
family here recently. She is be
lieved to be working for a fimily
in Los Ebanos.
The man's wife is named Aurelia
Atilano Garcia. She is light com
plexioned. medium sized, about 35
years old. and her features are
regular The children, two bovs
and a girl, are 9, 7 and 5 years of
Police request anyone having in
formation as to these people's
whereabouts report same to the sta
Do-X Ocean Flight
May Be Abandoned
BORDEAUX, France, Nov. 17.—
uPi—Th« feeling grows here that
the flight of the DO-X. gian* Ger
man seaplane, across the Atlan’ic
to New York will not take place
until next spring.
In a\'iation circles It is declared
that the motors of the plane have
not functioned as well as had been
hoped and that the ship's crew are
too well aware of the growing un
satisfactory wpather conditions this
season on to risk such a hazardous
trip when the short flight from
Calshot to Bordeaux was not ac
complished without mishap It is
pointed out that although the ship
was designed to fly 125 miles per
hour it has not yet averaged 100.
Dr Claude Dornier. designer and
builder of the craft, insists that,
the f!ieht has not been abandoned,
but that a definite decision will be
made at Lisbon. Portueal, fr,->m
where the plane has Intended to
take off for Horta. Azores, first
'ton on the projected transatlantic
flight. .

Misso"**** MarsbpH
Killed In Battle
KTRKRVTLLF. Mo.. Nov. n-'/Pi
—John Pnw>. 65. was killed and an
other nicht marshal. George Frriv
ens. 45. was shot twice In a gun fight
with a man they attempted to
search earlv todav
Tt was believed the slaver also
war wounded He eseaned in an
Rose’s attention was attracted bv
tho suspicious actions of the man In
a large car about 5 a m. Rose fol
lowed in his own machine, picking
up Scrlvens.
The officers drove alongside the
man. ordering him to submit to ar
rest. Instead he opened fire, kill
ing Rose Scrlvens returned the
fire and believed the gunman was
wounded. Scnvens was wounded
twice. i
. Laii nignr ne 101a prison attend
ants he was not interested about
whether Governor Moody wouid
commute his sentence to life im
"I can take the chair Monda
night for I don t want to stay
around this place all my life,'' ne
"The greatest punishment in a.l
is just sitting in one of these littie
cells and waiting lor it.”
"I wouldn't take life imprison
ment and worry my wife at, all.
Shes too sweet a woman. I know
I can't get freedom, so under the
circumstances 1 prefer to go aheau
and get it over with.
"It will hurt my wife worse than
me to die. I can go back there *o
the chair and get it over with in a
jiffy, but it will nearly kill her.”
Maple confessed to shootinz
Motorcycle Officers Edward Fitz
gerald and W B Phares followdnz
a holdup in Houston on the night
of September 20 He was tried for
the slaying of Fitzgerald and was
given death. During the trial he
maintained that he wanted the el
ectric chair to "get it over with as
soon as possible.”
Well Known Texan
Succumbs at Austin
AUSTIN. Tex.. Nov. 17.—T —
Joseph A. Kemp of Wichita Falls,
one of the best known business
men of the southwest, died of
heart disease in a ho-pital here
last night. He had been in the
hospital 10 days, since stricken
while on a trip to Southwest Tex s
It was planned to take the bodv to
Wichita Falls today*. .
Kpmp. in recent years associated
w*ith Frank Kell in manv develop
ment enterprises in Wichita Falls,
north and Northwest Texas, was
bom at Clifton. Bosque county,
July 31. 1861. the son of William
T. and Emma F. (Stinnett) Kemp.
He was educated in public schools
and the high school at Clifton.
Besides his widow, a son. Joseph
Anderson Kemp. Jr. and liree
daughters, Mrs. W Newton Marr
and Mrs. W. Smith Langford.
Wichita Falls, and Mrs A! Boofh.
Chicago, survive. Another daughter
died several years ago.
Northwest Is Held
In Grip of Winter
CHICAGO. Nov 17. —(&— Old
Man Winter hovered today on the
flanks of the northwest.
Advancing across ihe Internation
al boundary line from Canadian
plains under cover of a sleet storm,
he struck at North Dakota and Min
nesota with a blizzard while a gale
like wind ally from the southwest,
was scheduled to sweep into Chi
cago. routine balmy weather of the
rast few days here and in the min
A half-inch coating of Ice in east
ern North Dakota and western Min
nesota with temperatures holding
near the freezing mark in variour
'ections together with snapped
power lines, b'odered wire com
munication an? traffic tie-ups. rail
and highway, were the boo'y of his
first raid
Doug and Mary Refuse To
Reveal Nature of Threat
To Kidnap Child
17.—OP —The Beverly Hills police
disclosed today a police escort had
been provided Mary Pickford’s
adopted niece consequent to threats
to kidnap the child. A policeman
guarded the little girl to and from
school last Friday, and again to
The police. Miss Pickford and her
husband, Douglas Fairbanks, re
iused to reveal the nature of the
t threats. They would not say if
. they were received by letter or
The girl, daughter of Lottie Pick
j ford, has been the ward of Mrs
Fairbanks for some years. Recently
I her name, Mary, was changed to
Police said they had received
reports of no other kidnaping
threats against the children of
motion picture people. They denied
reports of such threats against the
! -‘•mall daughters of Harold Lloyd.
, fi!m comedian, explaining rumors
! had been circulated as the result
: of his obtaining a new watchman
for his estate recently.
Prohibition Stand
Demanded by Women
HOUSTON. Nov 17— -P —Prospect
that the natir->aJ Woman's Chris
tian Temperance Union, in annual
convention here, will •'demand” by
resolution that both major political
parties take a “definite and clcar
cut stand” on prohibition seemed
possible today.
Addresses last night bv Mrs Ma
mie White Colvin of New York, who
! predicted 1932 would spc the great
est prohibition fight yet and per
hans the birth of a third big party,
and by Dr. Mary Harris Armor of
1 Georgia, who said anv wet presiden
tial candidate in 1932 would be so
badly defeated “blotting paper”
would be needed to “pick him up.”
had created, an official said, "a
vast amount of enthusiasm ”
Informal conferences of the dele
gates looking toward the drafting
of resolutions calling on the demo
ciats and republicans to come out
with dry men or go to battle ."re
being held today. It was said the
resolutions likely would be pre
sented “within 24 hours”
Port Isabel Bond
Bids Opened Today
Bids are to be onened Monday
afternoon at 3 o'clock on Port Isa
bel's recently voted $320,000 bonds,
it was announced here today.
The monev will be used for civic
improvements, and it is honed that
work will camrwnr* immediately
| on navine of additional streets, in
| stalling new lights, improving rf
parks.‘and other features.
The bond issue was passed bv an
' almost unanimous vote in October.
Passengers Escape
When Car Overturns
J. A Douglas, of Brownsville, and
four other passengers narrowly es
caped in.iurv Sundav evening when
the big sedan in which thev were
nd:ng overturned near the J. Scott
Brown boulevard bridge in San
The car. driven by Douglas.
! ‘kidded and turned over twlre Mr
Douglas is cornered with the
Brownsville airport.
Tornadoes Claim Three Lives
NEW ORLEANS. Nov. 17.—
Sporadic storms of tornadic force
lashed Louisiana and Mississippi
over the week-end, claiming at
least three lives. Injuring scores,
and causing considerable crop and
property damage in rural com
In Mississippi It was estimated
more than 300 were without shelter,
their dwellings destroyed or un
Mrs. George Davis. 24. was
crushed to death as her home col
lapsed while she slept near Brook
; haven. Miss. Two negroes were
killed in Louisiana.
Swirling through a narrow,
restricted part of Franklin county,
Mississippi, a terrific wind levelW
more than 35 dwellings, barns ana
killed livestock . An emergency
medical unit was established at
Roxie, Miss. A swath a mile wide
was cut through Nuxobee county.
! Near Macon. Miss.. 22 negroes were
l hurt slightly when a church where
they were attending a funeral
“wake'’ blew down. The body and
the casket were hurled Into an
adjacent field.
Program As Planned
Before Will Be
Carried Out
• Special to The Herald >
SAN BENITO. Nov. 17—Two air
derbies and a galaxy of well known
aviators will officially open San
Benito's airport Friday afternoon,
it has been announced by the com
mittee in charge of the celebration.
The same program which had
been scheduled for Armistice Day
will be carried out virtually with
out change on Friday, it was
decided at a meeting of the com
mittee Monday morning. The
celebration was postponed Nov. 11
because of inclement weather.
Morning events have been moved
up to take place in the afternoon,
and a rapidly moving schedule of
events is promised. Two derbies,
one from San Antonio and another
from Houston, were by the original
program, to end their flights at
the San Benito field, and suitable
awards will be made. Several
entries In each of these races will
give them lively interest.
No definite time schedule for
the various events has been an
nounced by the committee.
Reginald Robbins, of Fort Worth,
one-time co-holder of the world's
endurance flight record, was ex
pected to take nart in the celebra
tion as originallv planned, bring
ing his tri-motored Ford. Les
Mauldin, well known Valiev flier,
was also scheduled to attend, fly
ing a Fairchild.
Other features of the dav were
to be a dummy race in which Pilots
would flv to Brownsville, nirk up
a dummv from Mayor R B Rent
fro and brine it hack to the stand
in which Mavor C M lash would
be seated: trick motorcycle ridmg
bv •'Fearless" Good: and stunt fly
in™ hv the vis'tine pilots.
Merchants of the citv are to :
™lose their stores during the after
noon end schools let out to allow
the children to attend
Injuries Fatal To
Victim of Tornado*
HOUSTON. Nov. 17—<JP\—Mrs.
CV-oree Hoffman. 48. wife of an
Addirks community farmer, who
with her husband, was injured Sat
i .-day by a tornado which struck the
community, died from her injuries
ea’-lv todav In a hospital h*re.
Mr Hoffman's leg was broken and
Joe Hegolio. who lived across the ;
street from the Harris county far- j
trier, was slightly injured in the *
f’-esk storm which levelled two
houses before disappearing on a zig
zag course to the west.
Freighter Aground
NEW YORK. Nov. 17— (JP)—'The
coastwise freighter Harry Bowden,
with 36 persons aboard, wirelessed
for immediate help this morning,
saving she was aeround in the fog
off Montauk Poin\ the extreme tip
of Long Island The message was
picked up by the coast guard and
vessels in the vicinity were ordered
to go to the Bowden’s aid.
Dr. Claire E Owens of Exeter,
blind since she was 8 years old.
will represent Fillmore county in
the next Nebraska legislature.
LONDON. Nov. 17—VP—Sir Tej
Bahadur Sapru. first Indian spokes- j
trail at the round table conference j
which went to work at St. James’ i
palace today, declared that British
statesmanship was on trial before
the eyes of the whole world.
“An anxious, restless India Is
watching you.” he said to Prime1
Minister MacDonald seated in the
big red seat of chairman "We have
ccme amidst the Jibes of our coun
trymen and have already been call
ed traitors to the Indian cause.”
Sir Tej. who recently conducted
negotiations with Mahatma Gandhi
in India in an effort to find a set
tlement of the Indian problem, ex
pressed hope that the round table
conference would settle India’s fu
ture satisfactorily.
“It is perfectly natural that we
should seek freedom, but freedom as
an integral part of the British na
tion.’’ he said. “We want and are
determined to achieve the status of
equality—equality with other na
tions of the British commonwealth,
equality which gives us a govern
ment responsible to popular vote.”
The Indian princes, he said, are
primarily Indian patriots and then
secondly Indian princes, owing it to j
their common mother country to
stek a solution of the Indian prob
lem rather than protection of their
own rights.
Former Mexico Bank
Chief Dies in U. S. A.
Adolfo B!ev. 66. former president of
the Mexican Banco de Sonora, died
here last night. Born in Germany.
Bley was said to have pbyrd an im
portant role under the Diaz regime
in Mexico He came here in 1914
but was denorted to Mexico during
the World War as an enemy alien
He returned after the Armistice, and
became nrotr.ment in merchandis
Incr circles His widow and six
children survive. _
Lindy Plans Speed Plane
Top Rate of 225 Miles an Hour Is Object
Of Larger Motor and New Wing Type
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17—t/P>—Carl Squier. manager of the Lockheed
Aircraft company here, revealed today Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh
would come to Los Angeles soon to have his low-wing monoplane fitted
with a new type of wine, a larger motor and a disappearing landing gear.
The improvement. Squier said, will increase the speed of Colonel Lind
bergh's plane approximately 50 miles an hour, making its top speed 225
miles an hour.
Squier said he spoke to Colonel Lindbergh by telephone to Princeton,
Parents Awaiting Ride See
Two Sons Killed
father and mother, eagerly await
ing their turn to fly with their boy. >
yesterday saw his plane swoop
crazily, clip the top of a tree and
crash to earth in flames. The boy
died today of his injuries: his
brother s broken body was found in 1
the wreckage and the brothers
sweetheart died before rescuers
could reach her.
Casper McCune. 24. a pilot for
just three weeks, shot his plane
into the air at an angle to the
wind above the Greensburg Airport.
He failed to gam altitude and
In the twisted, burned machine
rrscuers found the body of the
pilot's brother. Edward McCune.
26. Spectators heard the girl scream
as the plane crashed, but she was
dead when they reached her.
The aviator, who rolled clear of
the wreck, his clothes flame, was
restrained with difficulty from
plunging into the burning wTeckatre.
In their automobile the father
and mother followed McCune to the
Westmoreland hospital here. They
were at his bedside when death
A freakish swening of the plane
as it crashed prevented It from
landing where two children plaited
In another field.
n. j.. ana mai me mer taia ue
would arrive w’Uhin three week*
Dispatches from the east recent
ly stated Colonel Lindbergh was
planning a South ‘American flight.
Squier was not informed whether
the improvements on the colonel's
plane were in preparation for the
flight or whether the flight would
be started from here or the east
Secret development and success
ful testing of the new wing—con
structed on Colonel Luidberghs
orders—have been completed at
Burbank. Cal, after nine months
work. No description of the wing
was given out, excepting that it
will permit the landing wheels to
be folded into the wing.
A 605 horsei * ver motor will re
place the present 125 horsepower
engine, it was understood.
Squier said Colonel Lindbergh
told him “our desire to increase
speed of our airplane does not
mean we are going out after any
transcontinental or other long dis
tance speed records.
“Any device that can speed up air
transportation should be developed
and It is with this object that we
wish to equip our plane with the
moat efficient discoveries.'*
CONROE. Nov. 17—UPi—Five hun
dred dollars worth of merchandise
was stolen from the store of Ever
ett and Sons here Saturday nieht
officers were advised today. En
trance was made through a tran
Land Men Bringing About 250 Per Week But
Families Dropping In Promise Banner
Year In Brownsville
The 1930 hegirg of visitors into the Lower Rio Grande Valley is now
thought to be entering the full crop period, and from information gath
ered from several circles representing those supposed to know, it is now
thought that the number visiting here or spending the winter here will
far surpass any other year.
In questioning various ones in touch with the tourists or visitors to
determine the trend of things, those coming into Brownsville and the
Valley are chiefly divided into three classes.
' . TVs i vo o pa ♦ Vi a ViAm, roalrar:
Dallas Judge Overrules All
Motions Toward Delay
Of Hearing
DALLAS. Nov. 17.—<7Pt—'Two ef
forts to delay the trial of Jeff
(Slim) Jones, charged with rioting
to commit arson by explosion in
connection with the burning of the
Grayson county courthouse at Sher
man May 9. were overruled in Dis
trict Court today when his case and
those of 13 others under similar
charges were called
The defense's first motion at
tacked the order which sent the
cases to Dallas county on a change
of venue. The court was asked to
send the cases back to Grayson
county or to Collin county. When
the court overruled that motion, one
asking a continuance of grounds of
absent witnesses was presented but
it, too. was denied.
When the roll of witnesses was
called, three did not answer to their
names. They were fined $100 each
and ordered brought into court.
Jones and other defendants were
charged after the courthouse had
been burned by a mob seeking to
deal summarily with a negro who
had been placed on trial for crim
inal assault on a white woman. The
negro was locked in a vault of the
courthouse for safe keeping and
when it w*as opened after the fire
he was dead.
Pennsylvanian Dies
In Electric Chair
BELLEFONTE. Pa . November 17.
—t.P— Harry Coon, 23-year-old larm
hand, died in the electric chair at
Rocleview penitentiary today for
the murder of six-year-old Mildred
Cass. Hr went to the chair refusing
to make any statement.
Coon was arrested on September
14, of ihis year, the day after the
slaying of the little girl, the daugh
ter of his employer. H. D. Cass, on
the farm near Coudersport.
He beat and stabbed the child to
death and threw her body on a rub
bish heap. He told authorities Cass
had reprimanded him and he made
up his mind to get even if he had
to kill one of the farmer's childrea
Forgery Victim To
Defend Charged Man
AMARILLO. Nov. 17—MWTrial
of C. Bailey Hankins, former Plain
view minister and carpenter, charg
ed with forging a $200 check against
Dr J E. Nunn of Amarillo was con
tinued today for a week.
Attorneys for Hankins Indicated
they wanted to make a sanity in
stigation, and to check a report
that he formerly had been adjudg
ed insane. They had planned to
plead cuiity and ask judgment and
a suspended sentence. But it Is like
tv now that thev.will plead Insanity
Dr. Nunn, who had been Hankins’
benefactor Is in charge of the plans
for the defense.
Tourists Invited
To Register Tuesday
The first Registration Night to
be staged bv the tourist depart
ment of the local chamber of com
merce is scheduled for Tuesday at
7:30. Mrs R. A Warden, histess,
announced Monday.
A!! tourists and visitors in
Brownsville and adjacent territory
are Invited to attend the get
together meeting, and also new
residents, who have not lived here
j for over a year, are request'd to
be present.
It is planned to devote each
Tuesday to such meetings in the
‘Jobs for Jack* Suit
To Come Up Jan. 19
The second Creager-Collier libel
suit, which is to come up in federal
j court January 19. will be based upon
“Jobs for Jack.” an article publish
ed in the national weekly.
The first suit was based on the
article “High Handed and Hell
Bent ”
One of the chief libels alleged in
“Jobs for Jack” is an illustration
which showed a Longhorned Texan
behind a counter with a shelf of
political Jobs to his rear.
knob of the safe in the Kavanaugh
Methodist church was knocked off
last night and $100 In cash and a
similar amount in checks taken.
b ought mostly by the land men and
already at least partly interested
in investing in land here; the lami
ly coming of its own accord and ex
pecting to spend the winter here,
aim wishing to rent houses or up
1 arunenl* until they can decine
whether they will nve heie, anu ina
hurry mg tourist, here lor oiuy a
few days slay. In the seconu Us;
might &u>o be included tne lamiiy
which comes here to spend the win
ter, with tnat and returning to ma
| summer home definitely in nunct.
Some ot this last classliication have
been following that program for a
number of years.
Wiili reference to the homeseek
ers. coming on the land excursions,
it is sam that since October 1, the
number will average almost 250
weekly. Thcte bringing them w
that this year they represent a
wealthier class of people than ever
belore, and the majori;y believe that
before the ’ .season” is over the
number thus brought into the Val
lry will far surpass that of any pre
vious year.
The cry from the families coming
of their own accord Is for rent
houses or apartments They want to
do their “own looking around”.
Demands made on the chamber of
commerce recen ly run as high as
ten a day.
Asked what particularly brought
them to the Valley, their answer*
usually are of the general nature
that they have Just come down to
see that which they have recently
I heard so much about.
These people come asking house*
and apartments for about $4U a.
month. They are not many to bo
had in Brownsvil’e at that price,
but it is said that when the prtco
is stepped up to $50, that few ara
declining and leaving. It Is thoughl
many more of the $50 variety will
be needed before the winter is over.
Comparatively few of the visitors
for only two or three days have yet
started arriving, but it is said that;
indications are that this number
will be greatly increased within tha
next few days.
San Antonio is beginning to routa
quite a few this way. Those that are
coming are ask ng about the beach
es first and Matamoros and Mex
ico second with reference to amuse
ments sought.
Valley Homeseekincr
Parties Number 330
(Special »o The Herald )
HARLINGEN. Nov. 17— A special
train over the Missouri Pacific lin*x
carrying hcrrese“kerg Into the Val
ley came in Mondav morning The
total of aP the parties was 330 the
Southern Pacific lines ha’fig 80.
Brownsville Hunter
Kills Large Buck
Pablo Garcia, employe of the
Brownsville Tailoring Co . killed a
large buck deer near Raymondrtlle
“Deer are plentiful in that sec
tion." Mr. Garcia said today "T
saw three more of them, and tracks
arc scattered all over the territory”
Two friends accompanied Mr.
Garcia on the hunt, and in addition
to the deer, several ducks and
geese were killed.
No reports of turkeys killed hav#
been received.
Choice Turkeys To
Be Shoot Awards
T. C Davis is arranging to obtain
a choice flock of Cuero turkeys to
be used as prizes in the BrowitsvillR J
American Lezion turkey shoot.
Davis was in charge of the shoot !
last year also. i
There will be a wide range of
evems for pistol, shotgun and rifle
For Brownsville and the Valley:
Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday;
not much change in temperature.
Light to moderate southerly winds
01: the west coast.
There will be no material change
in '.c river during the next 24 to
48 hours.
Flood Present 24- Hr. 24 -Hr.
Stage Stage Chang. Rata
Eagle Pass 16 3 4 0 0 .00
Laredo 27 0.5 -0 2 .00
Rio Grande 21 8 9 -0.2 .00
Mission 22 102 -0.5 .00
San Benito 23 16 6 -0 4 .00
Brownsville 18 123 -02 J00
High and low tide at Point Isabel
tomorrow, under normal meteorol
ogical conditions:
High .12:51 a. m.; 3:15 pi m.
Low.7:48 a. m-i 8:13 p. m.
Sunset today • 5:41
6unrise tomorrow •••Mtaa%*laa iJX

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