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Congress May Hear Valley's Plea for Federal Conservation Funds
(By Staff Correspondent)
SAN BENITO, Sept. 17.—Presen
tation of the Valley s plea for fed
eral conservation and flood control
aid at the next meeting of con
gress was n-arer a reality today
as the result of plans drawn for
a new association here last night.
The temporary board of directors
of the recently-defeated district
adopted plans last night for a
Lower Rio Grande Valley Water
Conservation association composed
of all Valley districts except Frank
lin, Engleman and Willacy, and
cities in the districts.
Meeting Set
Final plans for the district will
be made Oct. 6 at Harlingen at a
meeting of irrigation district rep
resentatives, city commissioners
and mayors. A committee was
named last night to invite repre
sentatives to the Oct. 6 meetmg
for final formation of the associa
Directors ast night also appoint
ed Sam Robertson of San Benito
•nd Clay Evcrhard of Pharr to
represent the association at the
next International Conservation
and Control Engineers’ meeting.
W. E. Anderson of Fan Benito,
consulting engineer, was requested
to inform L- M. Lawson of San
Antonio, American Water commis
sioner. that such an association
was planned by the Valley, and
also to exoress gratitude of the
Valley for his friendly attitude to
wards Valley problems.
Lawson had announced recently
after the defeat of the previously
proposed district that the Valley’s
opportunity to apply for federal
conservation and flood control aid
had been lost because of lack of
organized effort in the Valley.
Requires No Vote
Unlike the recently-defeated dis
trict. the proposed association will
not require an election as it will
be a voluntary association, com
posed of representatives of Valley
districts and cities in the districts.
The Wlliacy district was not in
cluded in the proposed assocu.„ion,
it was explained last night, because
the county had opposed the re
cently-defeated district. Hidalgo,
although opposing the last district,
■was Included because it had in
dicated that some sort of an 'gan
lzation would be favored.
The proposed association includes
territory in Cameron and Hidalgo
counties, including Edinburg, Har
lingen and La Feria.
Hidalgo Observes
Sunday Closing
(By Staff Correspondent)
WESLACO. Sept. 17—The Sun
day closing law it being enforced
rigidly in Hidalgo county, accord
ing to Harry Ratliff, secretary of
the Valley League of Municipalities.
Sheriff Tom Gill has pledged
support of his office to enforce
ment of this law and It is being
done. Ratliff said.
He added, however, that although
the law also may be enforced in
Cameron county he did not have
definite information at hand.
The league at a recent meeting
endorsed enforcement of this law.
Some of the titles already were
enforcing it.
Hidalgo Cbiro
Cases Dismissed
(Special to The Herald)
EDINBURG. Sept 17.—Two cases
charging practicing medicine with
out a state license against Simon
Beller. of Weslaco, were dismissed
in county court here thts morning
on a decision of insufficient evidence
presented by the state.
Another case was dismissed
against Boiler yesterday on motion
cf the defense.
Belief’s trial was the first growing
Out of charges filed against eleven
Hidalgo chiropractors for practicing
medicine without state licenses.
We have a number of nice cot
tages with and without shower
baths and Inside toilets ready for
occupancy at Del Mar on the Gulf
shore twenty-five miles east of
Brownsville. Adv.
Visitors spending several davs in
the city from San Antonio arr J.l
Roe, Thomas D. Mtlloly, A E. Cline
and J. D. Ogden.
W H. SlaLry of Oklahoma City is
It local caller
From Bj»v City is R L Shaw.
D. E. Lie.ltun backer of San Benito
apent Wednesday in Brownsville.
L. E. Fntr of St Louis was in the
city recently.
Laguna fish market. Fresh
shrimp, oysters and fish always.
Phone your orders to 4-?6. Adv.
H. E. Foster and nephew have left
for Houston after a short stay in
Antonio Ma&ser of Reynosa arriv
ed here Wednesday for a several
days stay.
Call 1588. Lo* Ebanos Greenhouse
for your cut flowers. Roses 50c
dosen, tube roses, asetrs, gladiok,
lillyputs, marigolds, etc. Mrs. O.
E. Taylor in charge of flower de
partment. Adv. O.
pictures of any town in alley, also
views made of orchards, develop
ments. etc. Les Mauldin. Browns
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Power Company
Decides Awards
(By Staff Correspondent)
SAN BENITO, Sept. 17.—Al- j
though 190 replies were eceived,
out of the valley to the South and
Southwest Texas products contest
sponsored by the Central Power
and Light Co., Supt. J. Lee Stam
baugh of Pharr was the only man
from this section to receive men
tion, according to district head
Miss Ellen B. Parmer of Cuero
won the $50 prize with Fab;an
Castillo second prize winner. Mrs.
L. C. Cocke third. Miss Helen;
Briam. Marfa, fourth and Mrs. C.
E. Miller. San Antonio, fifth. Mr.
SSambaugh received honorable
(Special to The Herald.)
SAN BENITO. Sept. 17.—Con
trary to general predictions, the
Valley will have about the same
acreage of vegetables during the •
season Just starting as it had last
year. In the opinion of Davis Wade. J
of Wade and Newton, well known j
Valley produce dealer.
Cuts from 25 to 60 per cent in |
acreage have been predicted by j
different Valley people.
Wade, however, said his investi
gation Indicates there will be fully
as large acreage this season as
“As to the price and the money
return, this is problematical," Wade
• Much depends, of course, on the ,
weather conditions here and else
where. On the whole, however, the j
crop will probably not bring a high
price, unless there are extraordi
nary conditions elsewhere.
"Valley farmers are reconciled to j
this, and they are preparing to
grow their produce at a much lower i
price, and to get the benefit of low
costs of production.”
Wade said fall cabbage is grow
ing good, and indications are the
fall vegetable crop will be larger
than usual, particularly the cab
bage and bean crops.
He said the beet and carrot crops
probably will be lighter, and there
will be more diversification.
WESLACO. Sept. 17—A resolu
tion urging Valley people who have
an income from any other source to
refrain from planting vegetable
crops in competition with farmers
has been adopted by the Lower Rio
Grande Valley Vegetable Growers
association, a branch of the Texas
Farm Bureau federation.
The resolution points out that
with the general prices as low as
they are any excess of vegetables
will completely demoralize the mar
ket, and that if all persons who
have incomes from other sources 1
will not enter competition. Valley
farmers will have a better chance
to get a good return on produce.
Kiwanis Club Has
2 New Prospects
<Bv Staff Correspondent.)
HARLINGEN. Sept. 17 The
Harlingen club is pleased with the 1
rapid increase in Kiwanlans.
Richard Criss distributed cigars
early in the meeting celebrating an !
addition to his family. Before the'
meeting was over Dr. J. G. Brittain
came in grinning with a box of
cigars under his arm but it was
voted to distribute h*’ contribution !
at the next luncheon, fearing the !
shock of receiving two smokes at
one sitting might overcome mem
Rabbi Wrubel pointed out the
way in which Kiwanis might work
towards contentment of mankind.
B. M. Holland reported on the
district convention In Oklahoma
City at which Valiev delegates
were successful In getting the 1932
convention for this section.
MOSCOW—Post and Oatty. on
their rrcorri-bresking plane trip
around the globe, paved the way for
a new Soviet air mail route. The
Soviet government is to open a nr**
route cver the same course covered
by the two airmen.
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AUSTIN. Sept. 17. (AWThe Texas
house of representatives stuck to its
guns today and refused to adopt an
amendment to the Olsen bill to
limit cotton acreage to 25 per cent
of the cultivated area. An amend
ment providing for this limitation
has been approved by the senate.
The Olsen bill would limit cotton
to one-third of the cultivated area.
Action of the house was made
final when a motion to reconsider
and table prevailed.
The motion to cut acreage to 25
per cent, made by Rep. G. B. Ter
rell of Alto, was defeated, 57 to 47.
Free Conference
Failure of the house to limit cot
ton acreage to 25 per cent will
make it necessary to throw the
acreage control bills into a free
conference committee if the sen
ate stands by its former action.
It was argued by Terrell the one
third limitation would not reduce
cotton acreage 50 per cent but only
about 40 per tent. The 25 per cent
restriction would insure a reduction
of at least 50 per cent, he said.
An amendment to permit one
half the cultivated land to be
planted in cotton was defeated,.63
to 37.
Tbe senate sidetracked cotton for
a while this morning for committee
consideration of a bill to repeal
that part of the peddlers' tax which
places a levy on producers or re
tailers of farm products. The bill
had been passed by the house.
A motion to limit the effective
ness of the Olsen bill to one year
and make it apply only to 1932 was
offered and defeated by a substan
tial margin.
Stock Bill Amended
An amendment to eliminate in
spectors of the livestock sanitary
commission and county agricultural
demonstration agents as aides In
the enforcement of the law was
adopted. Agents of the department
of agriculture will be the chief en
forcement officers.
Rep. G. E. Lockhart of Lubbock
offered an amendment to strike out
the enacting clause, claiming that
if members of the house voted their
honest convictions the amendment
would be adopted without hesita
tion. The Olsen bill was termed
•'communistic” and ‘Socialistic" by
Lockhart who charged it was con
ceived in fraud and fostered in
Lockhart said the farmer* and
the people of Texas did not want
the bill and that the legislature
was fooling only Itself when it I
passed it.
He claimed * was illegal, uncon
stitutional, Interfered with property
rights and the right of contract by
preventing a man from doing what
he pleased with his land or con
tracting with other persons to use
his land.
long refuses
BATON ROUGE. !*.. Sept. 17.
—Gov. Huey Long today refused to
apologize for accusing the Texas
legislature of having been ‘‘bought
like a sack of corn,” after receiving
a telegram from J. H. Fisher. Texas
representative who supported the
Long cotton prohibition bill suggest
ing that he do so to "allay bitter
Rep. Fisher, of Newcastle. Texas,
adherent of the cotton holiday
measure until Its death in the Tex
as house of representatives yester
day. wired Gov. Long that he ”e
GTC-tted the latter’s attack on the
legislature, and asserted his belief
that the lobbyists had paid no
money to the lawmakers but had
only “urged their point of view.”
Mr. Fisher asked the governor to
apologize, saying that if he did so.
"we could rightly allay the bitter
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Fruit Composition
(By Staff Correspondent.)
WESLACO. Sept. 17.—Composi
tion of the various types of citrus
fruits grown in the Valley and
other part* of the state will be the
first thing studied by t*e citrus
by-products laboratory to be lo
cated at the experiment s -tion
near here and for which a build
ing fund Is being raised, according
to S- M. Patterson, manager of
the chamber of commerce.
This study will be made to learn
at what stage of maturity pre
servation is most favorable. Other
studies will concern themselves
with utilisation of waste from can
neries and Juice factories and f *
feasibility of preparing grapefruit
oil. pectin, naringin and other
substances from oil and waste mat
62 Enroll For
Business Courses
DONNA, Sept. 17.—Fifty-seven
students and five graduates are
taking a total of 105 courses In
business training in Donna high
school, under direction of Louise
Armstrong, head of the commercial
department. Miss Armstrong re
ceived her training at the Univer
sity of Texas where she took her
bachelor of business administration
Thirty-six students are studving
typewriting. 20 are taking short
hand. 25 are taking bookeeping, and
24 are in commercial arithmetic.
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(Special to The Herald.)
EDINBURG. Sept. 17.— Pour
audits on affairs of Hidalgo county
during the past three years up to
Dec. 31, 1930, were completed yes
terday and will be considered by
the commissioners’ court Thurs
day morning.
The audits were made on gen
eral county affairs, drainage dis
trict No. 1, road districts ard on
the affairs of the old Edinbui.
State bank.
An auditing firm has been work
ing on the case since last April
and submitted its report yesterday
along with photostatic copies of
checks and bank deposits.
Results of the audit will be made
known by the court Thursday.
Canadian Firms
Are Investigated
HARLINGEN, Sept. 17— Because
the Borah law does not afford
Valley shipper* protection on Can
adian sales. Information is being
garnered by the Valley Shipper's
Assn, on firms tn that country
which have been guilty of unfair
Attention of the aasociation has
been called to the fact that a great
many car* of vegetables werr re
jected in Canada during the past
season usually because of adverse
market conditions rather than
poor quality of the commodity.
It Is hoped to assemble data on
these firms and place It before the
trade’s Red and Blue Books.
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