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FORTIETH YEAR—No. 65 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1931 TEN PAGES TODAY 5c A COPY
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JN OUR 1
NO GREEN CITRUS is being
ahlpped from the Valley.
That’s not our statement.
It comes from W. A. Canon, state
market division chief.
Who is in charge of the Inspec
tion In this area.
Good news, that Is.
And we hope that our growers
and shipper^ will let the good work
If all the advice uttered by mar
ket heads, all the advice against \
the practice of shipping immature
fruit which has been printed in the
newspapers of the Valley, were!
collected In one volume—It would
be a whopper*
• • •
CITY PLANNING for Browns
ville is off to a good start,
it is just a start.
Ity planning and zoning com
htn is still on the Job.
Chairman Bert Cromack tells us
there Is still work to be done.
Says Maj. Wood has broken the
Has given us a fine zoning ordi
Has made a plan for the Browns
ville of the future.
Now. says Mr- Cromack. it is UP
to Brownsville to make that plan
up and down the Valley are buck
ling down to work.
Teacher and parent working in
harmony to promote the best in
terests of our school systems.
Giving the parent a better in
sight into the workings of the
schools where their kids are being
exposed to an education.
And giving the teacher a better
Insight into the problems of the
, parents whose chllden come under
Pine things, these associations.
Worthy of more support than
they are getting.
Doing excellent work and achiev
ing excellent results.
• • •
AND THE THUD of the pigskin
is heard in the land.
We are glad to se*- the footbap
■Probably the average “grown-up”
as big a kick, If not a big
ger, from the first kick-off than
does the average student.
But let’s not forget that our
schools are placing all of the em
phasis on football.
In Brownsville and other Valley
schools our children are being
taught to play.
Not alone on the gridiron, but in
the gymnasiums and on the field
they are being given proper exer
Muscles are being developed.
Healthy bodies in which to house
clear thlnkinj minds will result.
• • •
PITY THE POOR head writer.
The man* who puts the captions
on the news stories you read in
your favorite paper.
With five Atlantic fliers to every
Pacific flier, no wonder one of
Wednesdav's editions of The Herald
headed the tale of the finding a
plane in the Pacific as the discov
ery of “Atlantic filers."
And If you harbor a lingering sus
picion that nobody reads the papers,
just answer the bright remarks that •
come over the phone in a ca_e like
UP IN OKLAHOMA CITY the
Valley Kiwanis delegation attend
ing the recent district meet made
In fact, it must have made a
.umenting on the Valley Ki
wanians, the Daily Oklahoman has
the following in its recent editorial
For the Magic Valley
“There Is a It' an for other com
munities throughout the republic in
the co-operation that exists among
the cities of the Rio Grande Val- j
ley of Texas, fast becomii j recog- j
- nized as one of the garden spots of
“When the Harlingen Kiwanis
came here the other day to seek J
the next convention of the Texas-1
Oklahoma Kiwanis district they
were aided by the delegates from
all other cities in “The Magic Val- |
ley” and thev took home the bacon
defeating such formidable rivals as
Houston and Amarillo.
“In the Rio Grande Valley each
city is endowed with a vast supply
of civic patriotism, but when there
is work to be done all of them put
their shoulders to the wheel. This
securing of the Kiwanis convention
for a comparatively small city Is
the only one example of the way
thex are getting the job done; they
are not for Harlingc-i, or Browns
ville. or San Benito, or Mission;
thev are for ‘the Valley".
“Of course, the pro imttv of
•gge-dco, that langorous land of
Kniiing senoriias. tropical nights,
and other attractions too numerous
to mention, may hav® "• rted some
Influence on the decision. But suc
cess requires cooperation, even in
the popping of a cork.”
Lost Boy Identified
SAN A*NTOhIO, Sept. 17. —A
two and a half year old boy found
wandering in a field near Hondo
last Saturday has been identified
as the son of Mrs. Robert Padget
of San Antonio.
Mrs. Padget Identified the child
In the sheriffs office at Hondo
last night. Ph* said she had nat
L??n the boy since she left him with
his father in California nearly two
City Food Products Ordinance Sought
Products Would Be
Restricted to Those
An ordinance requiring ail food
products such as bakery products
and milk, sold in Brownsville must
be manufactured, treated, or pro
duced in the city of Brownsville or
in the Brownsville commissioners’
precinct, will be suggested to the
city commission soon, it was indi
cated here today.
Chamber of commerce officials
said there have been several re
quests from Brownsville people that
the matter be investigated, and the
chamber is now conferring with
persons who will be interested, and
will cooperate in whatever is con
sidered best, it was said.
"Investigation so far shows that
Brownsville has strict regulations
for inspection of bakeries, meat
markets and dairies, and that this
inspection service is paid for by
fees from the man whose Dlace is
inspected.” chamber of commerce
floods Shipped In
"In the face of this extensive
work to protect the health of
Brownsville people we are inform
ed that food products are b ught
into Brownsville from other places
where the inspection may be en
tirely different from that in
Agitation was reported today for
an ordinance which would res*ict
food products of this character sold
in Brownsville to those manufac
tured or treated in the city, or to
products shipped in under federal
inspection, such as packing house
The city commission is expected
to be asked at its next meeting to
make an investigation.
City Banks Protest
• Mortgage Loan Bill
Brownsville banks and other In
terested business men were Thurs
day wiring senators and representa
tives protesting the passage of the
bill intending to create a moratorium
on mortgage loans or an extension
fC the time of foreclosure without
holding further hearings on the bill.
The measure, according to a tele
gram received this morning bv he
State National Bank, from Sam R.
Lawder. president of the Houston
Clearing House Ass n., was Thurs
day before the senate committee en
Passage of this or any similar
measure would greatlv retard busi
ness recovery and adversely affect
the reputatijon of Texas In outside
quarters for many years, the tele
gram said in part.
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Three Brownsville delegates to
the Texas-Okiahoma Kiwanis con
vention held recently at Oklahoma
City made reports before *he dub
at its regular Thursday noon
session at El Jardin hotel.
Travis Jennings made a detailed
report of the business transactions
before the Oklahoma gathering.
M. A “Jiggs" Bansbach gave a
few highlights concerning the two
William A. Rasco. the third dele
gate. told of the opportunities the
Valley will have when it entertains
the next convention of the body.
H. M. Pilcher of San Antonio
was a guest at the Thursday meet
Formal Guard Mount
To Be Held Friday
The usual Formal Guard Mount,
mounted, will be held at the post
Friday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock,
on the main parade ground. Troop
B. under command of Capt. Clif
ford A. Eastwood, will put on this
ceremony, with the band attend
The public is invited to att and
Queen Marie Better
BUCHAREST. Rumania. Sept. 17.
—Dowager Queen Marie, who
has been seriously ill since the mar
riage of Princess Ueana, is report
ed to be gaining strength but may
have to submit to radium treat
ments or an op^. tion. Her phy
sicians have held consultations as
to which is the better course.
AMARILLO, Sept. 17. <JF} — An
Amarillo cafe was robbed of $125
last night by a man who masked
his face with strips of adhesive
The robber scuffled with a wait
ress who attempted to prevent his
looting the cash register.
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Supply and Demand
NEW YORK, Sept. 17. (/P)—Attempts to tinker with
the ancient law of supply and demand by injecting arti
ficial measures to stimulate or depress its normal oper
ation may well lengthen the business slump and retard
recovery, said Richard Whitney, president of the New
York stock excnange,, in an ad-;
dress to the New York Merchants'
'Before the flood-tide of pros
perity can return,” he said, “invis
| ible undercurrents and the pull of
unseen economic forces must ex
haust themselves. These forces
respond to laws vital to human
control. If in our vanity we cannot
or will not learn this lesson, if we
still insist upon attempting to op
pose futile obstacles to the inevita
ble course of events and to swim
against their mighty currents, our
folly will be upon our own heads.
"It remains for us to heed the
principle of supply and demand, to
govern our actions in accordance
with its dictates, and thereby
hasten the return of a prosperity
based upon the sound and lasting
foundation of natural law.”
Mr. Whitney made no attempt to
predict when the return would
come, although he did say that
from the perspective of 1940, "the
extreme optimism of 1929 and the
unmitigated gloom of 1930 and 1931
will appear equally exaggerated and
“Weak and uncertain counsel"
from business leaders have not
helped the present predicament, in
Mr. Whitney's opinion.
"There have been too many suave
statements that reassure nobody,
too many empty platitudes, too
great a lack of frankness and
realism, too much of an attitude of
trying to whistle in the graveyard
at midnight. On tjie other hand,
the occasion has called forth the
usual crop of calamity-howlers,
alarmists and Irresponsible pub
licity-mongers with some personal
i axe to grind.”
Nation Must Learn
Pointing out that supply and de
mand got out of adjustment during
and after the World war, through
artificial fixation and control of
prices. Mr. Whitney said the na
tion was still paying the penalty for
such policies and had not yet learn
ed the true economic lessons of its
“The price of success is bound to
bo obedience to the law of supply
and demand.” he said. "Waste can
and should be eliminated, by-prod
ucts fully utilized, invention stim
ulated and better products perfect
ed. Hard work and constructive
thought, rather than idle lamenta
tions or the pursuit of futile pana
ceas. must be the order of the day.
All such efforts are in fundamental
harmony with the law of supply
and demand. They constitute the
methods by which America has
successfully met the challenge of
depression many times before, and
can meet it again.”
GREENVILLE. Sept, I7.t/Pl—Fire
damaged the Grand Leader, a large 1
dry goods store, in the business dis
trict here last ni^ht. The Palmer
drug store, the offices of Dr. Ed.
Becton and Dr.. H. M. Bradford,
and the Insurance office of P. V.
Ende, were damaged by smoke.
Firemen prevented spread of the
blaze to other .ulldlngs.
Akron Will Make
AKRON, O.. Sept. 17. The
! navy Zeppelin Akron will make Its
initial flight at 1 p. m. Monday
<C. S T.'. weather permitting,
Paul W. Litchfield, president of the
Gotdvear-Zeppelin corporation, an
, nounced today.
HARLINGEN—Jack King, Arca
dia theater manager. Is the father !
of a boy weighing seven and one
fourth pounds, born at the Valley
Baptist Hospital. He has been
named Jack. Jr.
St Louis. 000 000 000— 0 9 2 i
New York.... 000 060 74x—17 20 1
Blaeholder. Braxton and Ben
gough: Ruffing and Dickey.
Boston . 100 000 000—1 6 0
I Pittsburgh . 000 000 000—0 5 0
Zachary and Spohrer; Harris
Cleveland ... 000 200 000—2 10 2
Boston . 710 000 01?:—9 11 1
Connolly, Lawson and Myatt;
1 Moore and Connolly. I
Brownsville Officials Visit
Brownsville and Matamoros join
ed hands across the Rio Grande
yesterday afternoon in observance
of the 121st anniversary of the in
dependence of Mexico from Spam.
The Brownsville delegation, in
cluding city officials, chamber of
commerce offk.als and Fort Brown
officials, assembled at the Gateway
bridge at 4 o’clock and were met
by a Matamoros reception commit
tee. including civil and military of
The two groups proceeded to the
main plaza where a special sec
tion was arranged for them from
which they witnessed part of the
This part included exercises in
which children from radically ail
Matamoros schools took part. The
children ware in uniforms, ano
showed careful instruction and ap
plication in perfectly executed drills.
The Matamoros Municipal band
also in uniform, gave several mu
sical numbers for the visitors, after
which the visitors. Matamoros offi
cials, school children and band
Joined In a parade around several
Mayor Roberto Garcia of Mata
moros took part in welcoming the
visitors, along with Ramon Sanchez,
president of the Junta Patriatica.
the society which wa in charge of
the Sept. 16 celebration.
The two-dav celebration came to
a close last night at 12 o’clock, the
Matamoros pec.ile continuing their
program after their visitors had re
turned to the American side of the
Reports today indicated there
were no accidents nor untoward in
cidents of any kind to mar the cel
Although a large number of res
icVnte of Brownsville and other
Valley points rnded the celebra
tion. they watched the time clock
carefully and there was no conges
tion at the bridge at the closing
hour, and no Valley people were
left in Mexico by the closing
Celebrations were conducted at
other places in the Valiev yester
day by various Mexican societies,
and hundreds took part in these.
PORT WORTH. Sept. 17. <;p>
Charles A. Fooshee. 21, was found
guilty of murder with malice and
given a term of 10 years in the
penitentiary by a jury in criminal
district court today. Fooshee was
charged with stabbing to death his
estranged wife. Anna Moore ("Bil
lie"> Fooshee. 23. last December.
Man Found Dead
DALLAS. Sept. 17. i/P>—J. p. Cassi
day. a traveling salesman from At
lanta. Ga. was found shot to death
in a Dallas hotel room today. A
pistol with one cartridge discharged
was clasped in his hand. Officers
found a note in the room with in
structions as to disposition of the
Mail Car Robbed
CORSICANA. Sept. 17. UIV-Rob
bers entered the baggage room of
the Southern Pacific railroad sta
tion at Wortham last night and
carried away one sack of mail. They
slashed five sacks of parcel post and
took several packages.
Petrified Body of Valley
Woman Is Believed Found
EDINBURG. Sept. 17—On the; soon to examine the material and
heels of the mystery of the lost' tell what it Is. It appears like no
city of Padre Island comes a new other material used in the making
mystery to puzzle Valley people. j of statues.
This is the oetrified body of a1 Mr. Brown had several laborers
woman which was dug up at the digging at the petrified forest near
famous petrified forest near Rio i Rio Grande City recently, for odd
Grande City by E A. Brown of this pieces of petrified wood to use on a
city. * : fountain.at his home here. One of
Local people and others who have fhe laborers uncovered part of the
heard of the find have attempted statue in a large mound, and fur
to work out the mystery, but so far, ther excavation brought out the en
it remains unexplained. tire figure, about five feet in height.
Whether the o ret is really the I and perfectly proportioned,
petrified body of a human being, a The lifelike contours of the *>odv
statue from some old mission along indicate that if it is a petrified
the border, or a more modem work human bodv the chemical changes
of art remains to be see... must have taken place almost lm
Experts will probably be secured mediately after death
VERA CRUZ IS
100 Lives Lost On
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MEXICO CITY. Sept. 17. 0P>—
Upwards of 100 lives were lost In
nurricanes that ravaged the Lower
California peninsula over the week
end and descended on the Vera
Cruz Gulf coast yesterday, it was
estimated from dispatches today.
A report to the National Tele
graph said more than 50 persons
were killed at Santa Rosalia. Low
er California, and dispatches from
La Paz. capital of the southern
district of the peninsula, said eight
j were lost when small vessels In the
gulf were wrecked by the tempest
In addition to a number of ships
Prom Progreso. Yucatan, and
Vera Cruz City came reports that
numerous coastwise ships and fish
ing smacks had not been heard
from and had likely foundered or
went aground in the Vera Cruz
gale. Vera Cruz harbor was
described as clogged with the
wreckage of small ships. Vessels
averaging between 40 and 50 tons
in size were lost in the harbor, al
though their crews managed, to
Communications with Bcca del
Rio and Alvarado were disrupted
and it was feared heavy damage
was caused in those towns, where
the center of the hurricane be
lieved to have struck.
It was estimated more than
$100,000 would be necessary to re
pair the damage in Vera Cruz City.
A number o. houses were unroofed,
trees were uprooted and docks and
warehouses were demolishd. The
damage to shipping in the port was
included In this figure.
Troops were searching the ruins
in Santa Rosalia and maintaining
order in the face of a shortage of
food and water. Although rail con
nections with *E1 Boleo mine were
disrupted, it was understood the
mine had been flooded. Losses at
the mine were said to be about
The American freighter Perkins
was caught in the tempest and an
officer and a seaman were war’ ed
overboard. The ship returned to
port here considerably d aged.
AUSTIN, Sept. 17—The Im
peachment trial of J. B. Price, dis
trict judge at Bastrop, scheduled
to be started in the senate today,
was postponed again until Monday.
Members did not wish to go Into
the trial until cotton relief legis
lation had been enacted.
Oil Plan Framed
WASHINGTON. Sept. 17.—./P—
Representatives of Kansas, Okla
homa and Texas oil producers and
state commissions have notified
Secretary Lamont they will app ~r
next Monday to present to him a
plan for world allocation of petro
leum production for the next three
Grading Under Way
A mile of the grading for the
Cameron county five-mile gap in
the Military highway has been
completed and the pouring of struc
tures was begun this week.
Workmen also are busy removing
houses from the right-of-way in the
TWO MTN BURN
ST. LOUTS. Sept. 17—Two
men were burned to 1eath and five
others, three women and two men.
severely burned in a rooming house
fire at 303 Morgan street here early
today. At least a dozen other
roomers made their escape, or
were carried to safety.
NO MORE A MOOR!
Folks. if you value your pocket books, don't cal] your neighbor a 'Moor'’
Fraulein Albina Krim, above, blond, pretty and patriotic, was awarded
$1500 damages by an Austrian Judge against her next-door neighbor
who, In a heated argument over a dog. called her a “Moor'’ and In
ferred that she was a relative of the Moroccan leader. Abd-el-Krim.
VALLEY MAN IS |
Court Gives Garza 5-Year
Suspended Term In
After deliberating three hours
Wednesday night a Jury in criminal
district court gave Amado Garza.
Jr., of Harlingen a five year sus
pended sentence for the slaying of
Librado Chavez, another Harlin
After hearing testimony and
arguments fro 11 a. m. to 6 p. m.
the jury returned at 9 p. m. with
it* guilty verdict and suspended
Raphael Cowan, Jr., counsel for
the defense, made a claim of self
defense. He introduced witnesses
to show that trouble had existed
between the men for four years
and that Chavez had threatened
Garzas life. Witnesses also stated
that Chavez made a -hip pocket
move" before Garza shot liim.
Carlos Trevino told on the stand
of seeing Chavez stab Garza two
years ago at a carnival and threat- j
en his life*
The state called Fernando Sal- i
diva, eye-witness of the shooting.
He said the two men met on the
street near a laundry. Chavez
clutched at the defendant and
Garza pushed him off, shooting
him several times, the witness
The state's case was handled by
Dist. Atty. D. S Purl ar ' Assistant
Claude Carter. The deceased's par
ents also had special prosecution.
LOS FRESNOS MAN
DRAWS JAIL TERM
Roberto Dominguez. Los Fresnos
grower, was sentenced to a year in
the county Jail when tried before
the criminal district court Thurs
day morning on reduced charges of
aggravated assault upon Timoteo
Dominguez was indicted on an
assault to murder charge but the
court .educed the charges to\ag
gravated assault and Dominguez
The Los Fresnos man is now
serving a year in the county Jail
for beating his wife. According to
the testimony, Leal Interfered
when he saw Dominguez whipping
his wife In a field near Los Fres
nos. Dominguez resented the Inter
ference and later In the day shot
The case was investigated and
handled by Constable W. L. Miller
of Los Fresnos.
Ww~w'^w ▼i’r,T v r w
Marriage Over Jail
The court log on a San Benito
Indicted on Dean act
Came to court willing to plead
The court asked questions.
They were willing to wed.
But had no money.
Justice Fred Kowalski agreed
to perform ceremony without
Which he did.
Couple reported back to Judge.
Agreed to be good citizens
“until death do us part.”
Judge continued the case
pending good behavior*
Modification of the Dancy fee
bill, which originally would have
limited salaries of Came m and
Hidalgo county officials to a max
imum of $5,500 yearly, to a Max
imum of $6,000 yearly, was an
nounced after a conference with
Judge Oscar Dancy Thursday aft
Rep. Milton West of Brownsville
wired from Austin Thur ‘.ay morn
ing that he is Introducing the
nullified Dancy bill before the
house of the Texas legislature.
Judge Dancy said that "all legis
lation is a result of compromises
and while I prefer fixing salaries
on a lower basis than $6 000 yearly
Rep. West is on the ground flooi
and knows best what can get
**I shall therefore back his bill
fixing *6.000 yearly as maximum
instead of *6.000 and share with
him any criticism for taking this
course as an improvement ovet
the present law.
•Such a bfll will have to meet
satisfaction in Hidalgo county as
well as in Cameron county."
Support of the proposed bill was
urged by Brownsville business men
in messages to Valley legislators
“If the measure to backed bv
Valley solons it undoubtedly wi’j
pass as it is a bill which affects
only the two counties and would
take the status of a local meas
ure." a business man d*-lared.
PORT ARTHUR. Sept. 17-^IV
A stinging rebuke of “rich cock
tall guzzlers" was ringing In the
ears of members of the Southeast
Texas Baptist association todav as
they prepared to close their 45th
annual convention here this after
CLAIMS TO BE
Suits May Be Filed
Possibility of litigation between
Cameron county and county of
ficials over fees of office looms as
the result of action takei by the
commissioners' court Thursday
noon on recommendations of Henry
M. Skelton. Sr., county auditor.
Skelton Reads Report
Skelton read a report to the
court stating that the county has
claim to fees from three present
office holders and three former
officials. The auditor recommend
ed that the court “take necessary
steps toward collection of these
fees." The court passed a resolu
tion that these steps be taken.
It is expected that these officials
will be called in at the next meet
ing of the commissioners, set for %
Thursday, and that r conference
on the subject be held. It was in
ferred that suits might be filed
against some of the officers.
One of the officers has been
holding several thousand dollars in
a trust fund pending settlement.
“All we want to do," he says. “1*
to determine who is entitled to the
money." This officer will likely
enter suit against the county in
order to have ownership of the
trust fund settled.
Giving rough figures. Skelton
stated he believed $28,600 could bo
obtained from present office hold
The court also rejected the ap
plication of the Missouri Pacific,
the Southern Pacific and the
Spiderweb railways for reduced
valuations for the present tax roll.
The valuation figures were placed
at the same figure as for last year
with a slight addition for improve
ments. The Southern Pacific was
valued at $12,500 per mile, the
Missouri Pacific at $17,000 and the
Spiderweb at $3,803,
Red wine Improves,
Woman Out on Rond
'Bv Staff Correspondent)
HAiRLINOEN. r>pt. 17-Condi
tion of W H. Redwine. Jr., confined
to Valley Baptist hospital with
gunshot wounds, was reported im
proved by attendants this morning.
It was reported thaf Redwine Is no«
Mrs. L. R. Johnson, charged Joint
ly with her husband with assault)
with intent to kl in connection with
Redwines wounding, was released
yesterday on $500 bond.
Examining trial for the couple,
scheduled for yesterday afternoon,
likely will be held this afternoon
The body of T Ramirez Serrata,
who was killed in an accident at
El Campo Aug. 10. was brought to
Brownsville Wednesday by Morris
mortuary and burial will take place
Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock In th*
City eemet.ry, with services in the
family home on Harrison street
and at the Im .aculate Conception
Dry Agent Killed
LAS VEGAS. N. M. Sept. 17. (ff)
—Ralph Hamby of Plainview. a
federal prohibit'on under cover
agent, was shot and killed here last
night. J. W. Poe. an alleged boot
legger. was arrested for the shoot
ing after he had been wounded in
a pistol fight with the Las Vegas
chief of police.
LONDON. Sept. 17—UP\—Mahat
ma Gandhi protested against the
representation upon the federal
I structures committee of the Indian
1 round table conference at its ses
sion today, declaring the members
of the committee were not rep
resentatives of the Indian nation
but of the government.
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A T GLANCE
Stocks: Strong; leaden re
spond to short covering.
• Bonds: Weak; South Ameri
cans lead decline.
Curb: Firm; short covering
Foreign exchanges: Irregular;
Sterling firm. Canadian and
Cotton: Steady: trade support.
Sugar: Easy; increased spot
Coffee: Lower; European sell
Wheat: Easy; favorable
I weather, large Russian weekly
Com: Easy; favorable weather,
increased country offerings
Cattle; Steady to higher.
Hoes: Steady to lower.
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