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®hr Snmmsuflk Herald
Established July 4, 1892
Entered as second-class matter tn the Po6tofflce,
If':;;. Brownsville. Texas.
member or the associated press
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for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or
not otherwise credited in this paper, and also tte
local news published herein.
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Brownsville Has: j
i- A population in 1930 of 22,050.
'• A mean average temperature of 73. |
3. Eank deposits, S8.000.000.
4. Four railroads, seven paved highways.
5. International airport, five air lines.
6. A 56,000,000 deep water port financed.
7. The best climate, sod in the world.
The Auditor Business
The cost of auditing accounts has been recognized
for years as a necessary item in operating any busi
ness; and in the last decade we have realized audits
are necessary in our local and state government. The
state of Texas is having its first official audit made.
The man in charge, Moore Lynn, is hewing to the
line. Where he finds errors he points them out.
His work has been under barrage of criticism, first
by this offended party and next fov another. It's a
case of whose toes get stepped on.
It is to be hoped ttnt li ' c .d d^rt
ment will soon bring all accounts up to date. When
this is done, when errors are cured then his work
will te of another sort. Instead cf prying through
records of the last five years, his department will be
ready to give its attention to current records and
prevention of errors
The latest announcement from Mr. Lynn's office j
concerned a regTetable disorder in the accounts of
the Confederate home, of which A. W. Taber is su
perintendent. The disorder concerns a relatively
small sum. and all evidence points that it resulted
from inadequate record-keeping. As Mr Taber de
clared for him>elf as he offered his resignation to
the board of control, we “have supreme confidence
that every act <of mine) has been honest and in the
best interest cf the institution and its inmates."
Now is the time to repair the accounting system at
the Confederate heme: now the auditor may check j
Its records monthly and help correct errors as they
ocrur—not report them at the end of a five-year
In The Hall Of Fame
4 r. n The Ncticn points cut that Walt
Whitman has finally won elevation to the Hall of
University—has won it. so to speak.,
by the skin of his teeth, without a single vote to
spare The |wt what Quali
fications a p v t must have to win a really enthu
aU - :.*n to that classic shrine.
All of which, of course, is just by way of remarking
on ■ b In regard to Whit- j
m: i The man was the voice of Democracy, if e’ er
th *c tr • him. By the
rr ir . .-si ir>ad today as
he was 50 years ago, when no proper gentleman would
I . i Gras in hit h~use. Prob
ably half of the people who have read any of his
wc.ks know him only as the author of stuff that is
rather bold and outspoken. The number cf Ameri
ca '» no leally krww hin i* comparatively small
Yet he is probably the greatest poet America has (
..elms Hopkins University doctors state that the
ge i ca'inr.g the c^rrm-->r cold is too small to b*
Isolated and studied Th * " ” .‘1**t 1
what little chance the average pill has to hit it.
(Copyright. 1930 by Th? A..: ... .. ..?r o.: >? j.* I
* 1 ■ 1 ■ ' ' '■
j The Once Over ,
“Well,” said Elmer Twitched ”1 have been talking
to the pessimists, and it s ad clear to me why the
stock market is having so many sinking spells.
America is finished as a great country. There will
never be any business in it to speak of again.
• • • •
"The chief thing thats hanging over the stock
market Just now, though, is President Hoover s dis
appearance. Didn t you know President Hoover had
disappeared? Yes, sir! He decided there was no use
wasting time as head of a country that had no fu
ture. so he packed up and dropped out of sight. No
body knows where he is. Andrew Mellon, Secretary
of the Treasury, has vanished too. The mint's been
closed for months and, while its being kept from
the public, the White House was destroyed by a Red
mob away back in June.
• • • •
‘And another thing, theres really no such thing
any more as the Stock Exchange. It was sold for
debts more than a month ago. and all the quotations
the papers print every’ night are Just drawn out of a
hat. Henry Ford s moved most of his plants to Eu
rope. General Motors has ceased making cars and *
converting its plants into indoor Tom Thumb golf
courses, and the United States Steel Corporation has
been getting succor from charity for six month:
• • • •
‘ Only a few American railroads are running. A
lot of people think they see many trams a day pass
through the town, but it s really one and the same
tram. The company keeps It running back and forth
to keep the public from suspecting anything s wrong.
• • • •
“The Standard Oil Company hasn t operated since
last October and John D. Rockefeller is selling app!*s
at Fifty-ninth street and Broadway. He’s incognito,
but it will all leak out in due time.
9 • • •
“The General Electric plants have seen the use
lessness of gemg ahead making electrical supplier
Sensing that the American public is tired of comforts
and luxuries, the company has decided to remodel its
factories to make high-wheeled bicycles, kerosene
lamps and old-fashioned washtubs.
• • • •
“All the big telephone, telegraph and radio com
panies have practically shut up shop, as it’s been dis
covered that the average American is determined to
go back to the age of communication by smoke sig
• • • •
”Ye», air." concluded Elmer sadly, as he wiped
away the tears. "America is sunk Shell never be
any good again. Shes finished, ruined, dead And
it seems a shame. She was so young and pretty!”
Pipe Dreams
I was moneyless on Monday
And feeling rather blue
When some one shouted at me.
"Heres five I owe to you.”
Too eagerly I grabbed it
For I was sorry when
The stranger raised th* question.
‘ You're sure it wasn't ten?'*
Then fortune still pursued me
And held me in its clutch—
I went to pay my dentist
He said he charged too much
And then unto the landlord
In ecstacy I went.
I told him of the dentist:
He wouldn't take the rent!
"Tiere Is practically no unemployment in France.
Washington is informed They'must have some o*her
name for souvenir post card selling
Add Similes
As s'ale as the water on a speaker s table
As unfathomable *s a public links golfer whistling.
•'I've Got Rhythm."
It s A Hard Life
Not only big troubles can bother:
The small ones can pester and hurt:
When I'm set to rush to the office—
A button comes "offa ' my shirt!
G. C. W.
Our Boarding House . ... By Ahem
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Celia Mitchell. 17, leaves Balti- '
more where she has lived with her
seamstress mother, Margaiet Rog
ers, to join her wealthy father, John
Mitchell, in New York. The parents
are divorced and Mrs. Rogers is a
widow following a tecuid mar
Earney Shields, young newspaper
photographer, is in love with the
girl. Mitchell asks Evelyn Parsons,
beautiful widow, to introduce his
daughter to other young people.
Mrs. Parsons agrees, considering
Celia a meapjs to win Mitchell's af
fections. She soon became jealous
of the girl and schemes to get rid
of her by encouraging a romance
between Celia and Tod Jordan, fas
cmating but of dubious character.
Mitchell has forbidden his daugh
ter to see Jordan Shields comes to
New York to work for a photogra
phic service and meets Celia She
tells him she care3 for Jordan but
later realizes it is Shields whom she
loves Mrs Parsons goes to Mit
chell and tel's him the girl has been
meeting Shields surreptitiously.
Father and daughter quarrel and
Celia leaves for Baltimore. Her
mother is not there and all clews
to Mrs Robers' whereabouts fail.
Mitchell arrives. He and Ceha be
come reconciled and return tq New
York after he has promised to lo
cate Mrs. Rogers Meanwhile. Mrs.
Parsons invites Shields to dinner
and tells h,m Celia is to marrv Jor-"
dan. Later, when Ce'ia telephones,
;he young man avoids an appoint
ment. Celia and Lisi go to a mati
nee and encounter Jordan, who
♦akes them to tea All three are to
gether when thev mee Shields.
Now Go On With The Store
Celia caught List's arm and drew
her bark "Wait for me. you two.”
she £aid to Lisi and Jordan “Therea
someone I want to see. I'll onlv be
a moment." Then she hurried to
where Shields stood.
He had turned av«v and did n^t
see her approach. Celia touched his
Barney!'’ she said. "I'm so glad
to find you here I don't think you
understood this morning 1”
Shields met her eyes directly.
"How do you do. Miss Mitchell.’ His
tone was coolly polite.
"Oh. I know there’s something
wrong' What is it? Barney. I want
to talk to you—”
He stopped her. "You are mis
taken. " he satd "I do understand—
everything Under the circumstances
surely there Is nothing more for
eith°r of us to say ”
Celia looked s' him A n»rvous
laugh caught In her throat. "Pleas4*
d*n't trv to teas® now.” she said.
"You—why I a’most though* you
mean* it! You frightened me!”
"I bee your pardon." the young
man enrwered. s*Pl formally. "T ha<*
no intention of appearin'* humor
icus but I suppose I am from your
viewpoint *•
“Why pa»mpv_j**
Suddenly Earney Shields lost hts
iros« of frigid dignity. "Look here.
CMia” hp said, "hadn't you he‘ter
be going ha~k to your socle y p!a>
l mares0 Yru know vou ri^n't reol'v
mean a word vou're saving T fer
for it once >es But that doesn't
mean I'll do it over again’ What's
the idea of pretending anyhow?"
Disbelief, then terror crossed th«>
cirl's face. "What do you mean?"
'•he cn**d "Has someone been fell
ing vou thincs that a*-*n » true?"
"No one’s hern telling m* any
thing I shouldn't have s'en for n,.
De'io ceuffh* hw "But it's all
w-onc'" she insi'ted
Sh elds stepped back. "Rather too
public a place to become emotional,
isn't it?" he said quietly. "Besides,
I m sure we understand each other.
May I bid you good afternoon?"
"Just a minute." Now it was the
gjrl whose words were slow-, tense
with restrained anger. Celia s face i
had gone white "I believe I begin
to see what you mean. You re try- j
ing to tell me that—everything's
over! Is that it?"
‘ Weil, if you insist on plain
* Don’t bo.her about trying to
spare my feelings. Oh. I see I nave
made a mistake. A great one. Anu
its better that we shouldn t see
each other again. Very much bet
• • •
Celia paused for a moment, but
Shields did not speak
"My friends are waiting.’* she
said. "They'll be wondering why
I'm so slow. Goodby, Barney."
Neither seeing nor hearing any
thing around her. Celia walked
away. she he’d her head high.
Though her lips trembled, she was :
determined not to give wav to tears
A terrific sensation that everything
in the world had stopped over
whelmed her The blurred objects
ahead mean*, no.hing The only
thing was to get away,
Celia reached the entrance of the
hotel She did not see Lisi Duncan
or Jordan until she heard Lisi's
"Darling we've waited an age
What were you doing—writing your
Jordan laughed but stopped short
as he caught the expression on
, Celia's face
"Is anything wrong?" he asked.
, "Don't you feel well?"
H°r answer was forced "Nothing
I is wrong. I'm feeling perfectly all
! right.”
"You're sure?”
"Why. of course. Hadn't we bet
ter be starting?”
Lisi put h®r hand on her friend s
arm. "Say—you are pale around
tv-p pills! L®t's get out tn the fresh
air. Maybe that’ll help”
Thev steeped out on the street.
At the doorman's signal a cab drew
r>*»ar and halted Jordan helped
ttr two ctrls in and followed
“You can leave m® at CeMa's "
I ifi raid. ‘ I've cot mv ca- the™
Tf you're going anywhere. Tod. I'll
ci’-e vou a lift.”
" "t'hanks. but I'd rather r.ot bother
you.” .
-No bother’ Ard y«u may have
er.mn entertainment I had an in
te-esMn? session with a traffic cop
this u-orrinv I hone he's off duty,
bv th's time."
.Tordan's eyes were on Ce ia
think you’re all in. honev.' he said
♦ h*.- -were—lean against mv
jem Isn't that better?"
Cel’a nurmn-ed r-*rpethinc about
a sudden heads eh* It was mm-*
comfortable against Jordan's arm
Over ard over *b® told herself tha*
rj-p must not think Th®re would
b" tim® for tba* later Sh* must
fmht off a1! thought of what had
h^opened until the otbPrs bad gene
»,jci too was svmoathetic Thev J
rMe in silenc" until they -ea®h®d
tb"* arartm-nt As the rah drew
rn- Jo-dan rai't in a low tor® to
Cflia "You've b®en very’ unkind
lately.** . ..
-I'm sorry T didn't mean to be
‘But v3u haven’t let me see vou
or answered anv of my calls Does
t*.i*,f mean you're angry? ’
"Whv—no Of cours® not **
' Then can I come lor you to
morrow aft®rnonn? We ll drive some
n |-prp Anvwher® you sav. It’s b®
r rning to look like fall up In West
—- -,
. I
Intimate Glimpses of the Valley’s Alley
-BY J. R.
Alen.<; Elizabeth .... What: No Newt? .... Th* Editor Must Hive
News .... Do Somethin'; .... Southern
Foot ball Climbs Ip.
Along Elizabeth
I Fablo Garcia.tailor a*, the
: Brownsvile Tailoring company ..
bragging about killing a large buck
rrar Raymondvllle Sunday — tays
h» is going hunting seme mere ..
Fritz Srhmidt-his boss... being
. presenten with some venison Mon
day. ..looking forward to a wild
gome supper.. .Officer Lozano...
?!:irg hands and shouting grcel
i. 50 like a presidential car.oida.t...
ihe genial officer has many friends
in Brownsville and Monday he
was speaking to all of them . .Bcb
bv Browne now with the Fire
stone company of Brownsville,
whch makes Bobby an expert on
three kinds of tires Fisk. Star, end
now Firestone.. .if he keeps cn he
will have tried them all .Glenn
Dennis_of the Vivier Music Com
pany, demonstrating a radio to a
customer.. .having a big time...
Glern is 3 proud father these day..
.. Charlie Brown.. popular service
! station owner., always closes his
station on Sunday, talking to a
regular customer Monday afternoon
• • •
Help Wanted
Why doesn t someone do anything
about something?
It is said that the way of a
j transgressor is hard, but the way of
j a newspaper reporter when there is
) no news is terrible. In comparison,
. the transgressor is sitting pretty.
! Everything is cake and ice cream
If a reporter doesn't bring in the
news, it's just like coming home
without the bacon.
And here's wha’ happens
Editor: Well, what’s new today?
What have you got?
Reporter: Not a thing. Everything
is dead around town.
Editor: What, no news?
Reporter: Yep. no news. *
Editor: Say, wha*. do you think
the Herald is, a weekly magazine?
There's bound to be something hap
ReDorter: Not a thin?
Editor: This is becoming a habit, i
and a bad habit.
The grocer must mix 3"»-3
pounds cf 5-cent sugar w ith 60 2-3
peunds of 8-cent sugar to get 100
pounds of sugar worth 7 cents per
pound- (18) j
Reporter. Heres the situation. To
day is Monday. There were no j
wrecks Sunday. No one is dead. I
There are no meetings of any na- j
ture. No new development projects
announced No famous visitors reg
istered at the hotels. No one became
a proud father or mother. Nobody ;
is suing anyone else. No bootleggers
v rre caught. No shooting scraper,
were reported. In other words, no
thing doing.
Editor. We’re going to press in
abcu; an hour Can't. \ou go out
and ha\e a collision or something?
Reporter Very’ sorry, but my ieit !
rear tire Is flat And please don't
suggest that I go out and fall down ;
in front of a two-ton truck. My j
family won like it.
Editor: Well. I guess there's no
thing to be done about it. Did you
find your check?
Reporter: No, I didn't. Where is
Editor: That s just it. There isn't
any f :>r you th:s week As soon as
you start reporting again, and turn
in some news, you'll find a check
on ycur desk. But not before!
• • •
Why doesn't someone do anything j
about something?
* * *
Coming tp
Southern football is coming up in
the world.
In years gone by. it was known
that football was being played in
the south, but eastern critics
thought little of it Football was
bens: played on back lots in the
fist and those who knew football ,
thought tha’’ back-lot football and .
southern football were about the
And then a big eastern team sche
duled a game with a Southwestern
Conference team, just as a sor: of
practice game. The eastern team 1
went home much wiser
This has continued, and team ;
after team that was pitted against i
Texas and / other southern teams |
found tough sledding S. M- U.
taught *he Navy many little fine
points about football last Saturday,
and now eastern magazines and
sports writers are beginning to con
sider this section as a real football ,
producer. The last issue of Time,
th? news magazine, gave this con
ference as much space as other
sections, and doubtless this policy i
will continue. j
Out Our Way.By Williams
MOAE. ) ( V^A'AtOt .
around HERC. t* *TvMO RioWT
X \qm£ ACO^M^
’The. Road To Hu'm.
ZT « vsJU.V'A*-*S
C 1930 BY Hit StWVICC ■«* ^
“Tod. I think Id better go in I
ically am tired "
"I know But first say it will be
all right about tomorrow." He was
holding one of her hands. * Please
• • •
She knew that she must get away 1
e heady her eyes were misted With
out trusting herself to speak. Celia
nodded affirmatively.
• You're a darling! I’ll be her at
List had been waiting at a dis
ci eet distance. Now she came for
"My car's down there at the left.” j
she told Tod "Wed better trundl*
along and let Celia make for the
aspirin I'm frightfully sorry the
afternoon went bad on you. pet."
Celia said goodby. even managing
a smile that was pathetic instead of
cheerful Then she turned and en
tered the building
There was no one in sight when
sh* let herself into Evelyn's apart -
rrrnt. Celia went directly to her
own room and closed the door be
hind her. She threw off her hat
ard sank into a chair.
There was no light in the room
except the reflected glow of elec
tricity from across the court Celia
stared straight ahead Now that she
was alone she was dry-eyed No
balm of tears offered to this agony.1
Barney was through with her
She was staring at the wall but
she could see Barney Shields' eyes
as he said the words "Well, if you
insist on plain terms—!"
He meant it Oh. Celia knew that
Barney meant every word of it! She
wondered why she co lid not cry out.
Why she could not do something'
The dark walls closed in about her
like so many hideous gaping faces
She stood up. head thrown back and
hands clenched together.
"Oh!" Celia cried desperately,
dear God. don't let it be—!"
She threw herself into the chair
again, sobbing out her misery.
After a time she rose, turned on
the light and mechanically began
to dress for dinner. She discarded
her frock and drew out another i
without noticing either of them
She changed her oxfords for even
ing pumps and dusted her face
and neck with powder. Celia moved
with nervous energy The stab
bing pain in her breast did not
lessen Her entire body ached
There was a knock on the door
and Celia recognised the maid's
voice: "Dinner. Miss Celia."
"I'll be there immediately."
She glanced at her watch and
saw it was 10 minutes past the
dinner hour. Celia straightened
her shoulders and went to the liv
ing room. Mrs Parsons stood with
her back toward the room gazing
out the window. She turned as the
girl entered
• Celia—I was beginning to won
der if youd made other plans for
"Sorry to be late I didn’t real
ize hew the time was going "
They went in and sat down to
• • •
"Did you like the play?" Evelyn
Celia looked blank. Then she
remembered that she had been to
the theater. "Oh. yes. Yes. I liked
it very much "
"Sorry you weren't here for tea
Your father dropped in and asked
for you.”
The lethargy left Celia's face
"Oh, did he have any news about
my mother? Do you know if he's
heard anything?"
Evelyn Parsons’ blue eyes chilled
slightly. "Why. no He didn't say
anything about your mother. Were
you expecting he would?"
Celia nodded. “I guess T didn’t
tell you before" she said. "He
promised to find her. Father said
he d do everything in the world to
bring her back and you know there
isn't anything he can t do I sup
pose it may take a few days
though It's too soon to expect hes
had any news yet.”
There was a pause and then Mrs
Parson said "That's—interesting ” j
"You see were afraid she isn't
well and that something may have
happened to her!" th* girl went on
earnestly. "It's terrible not even to
knew where she is!"
Anthony’s Waffle
517 12 St Phone 983
“Yes Of course "
There was no more said a .out
the subject. Evelyn asked ques
tions abcut the performance and
Celia answered as best she could
Presently both of them lapsed into
silence Celia was reviewing over
and over the con\er=ation with
Barney, and the older woman ap
parently was busy with her
Desert was a delicately flavored
fruit compote but neither of them
did it Justice They rose from the
rable and returned to th® living ,
room. Celia poured the coffee and
gave a cup to Mrs Parsons.
“Thanks, dear Would you mind
handing me the lighter?"
Celia brought the irral evlinder.
Evelyn lighted a cigaret. held It to
her lips and blew a series of airy
smoke wreaths before she spoke
'I suppose you're very anxious
about your nr other, aren't vou?“
she said
“I try not to be."’ Celia answered
•'I know It's foolish to worn* and
it can't help "
“That's sensible. Tell mo. what I
is your mother like? Do vou re- !
semble her?"
“Not much Wert the same
height and sine has brown eyes
They’re the mo*T beautiful eves in
the world' Oh. Erelvm do you sup
pose there's a chance that when
she comes back s’n* and father
might marrv again’"
Evelyn Parsons flicked the ash
from her c'.eare’
“I think there's somethin? vou
shculd know.” she said slcw’v. |
•'Your fa*her has asked m* to be
his wife ”
i To Re Continued t
San Benito Cnaoter
Opens 1930 Campaign
<6p**'la' *o Th“ Herald '
SAN BENITO. Nov 1R — Org
anization of the annual roll rail j
for the San Benito Chapter of the
American Red Cross is in the hand
of A D Bowie at this t:me
James C Bowie is roll call chair
man but sine* he has taken a pcsi
Only one bottle LETO 6 PYOK
RHEA REMEDY is neded to con
vince anyone. No matter how -ad
your case, get a bottle, use as di
rected. and if you are not satisfied
druggists will return yo r money
Cisneros Drug Stores. adv
tion which requires that mu'*h of
his tune he spent out of the city
the matter of ra-srng the annual
membership dues has been left to
his brother.
The San Benito chapter is quite
large, including Harlingen. San Be
nito. La Fer.a. Santa Rosa. Santa
Maria. Los Indies, and Rio Hondo.
This chapter is expected to raise
Exact dates for the roll call,
which is expected to last a week,
have not been named.
Holland Mich . will have 1,000.000
tulips in bloom, its residents hope,
a' next year s annual tulip festival.
During the last three years the town
has imported 2 250 bulb*.
Muscular - Rheumatic
Aches and Pains
DRAW them our with a *'counter•
irritant.” Distressing muscular
lumbago, soreness and stiffness—gener
ally respond pleasantly to good old Mus
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ness and pain to the surface, and thus
gives natural relief. You can feel how its
warming action penetrates and stimu- .
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with one application. Apply this sooth- B
ing. cooling, healing ointment generously B
to the affected area once every hour W
for five hours. Used by millions for A
ever 20 years. Recommended by many | )
doctors and nurses.
Keep Musterole handy; jars and tubes.
To Mot hers—Musterole is also
made in milder form for babies
and small children. Ask for Chil~
Built This Bank
Since 1891 a*:, the First National
been serrtn* Brownsville and the
Valiev. Personal service has gain
ed the great patronaee we are en
Jovinf. Com* in xnl discuss vour
financial problems with ns.
First National Bank
Established in 1891
Insurance — Surety Bond?
$pivey*&owalak) Bids. PLone 100

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