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Valley Launches Active Campaign For Federal Flood Control Aid
(Special to The Herald)
SAN BENITO. Oct. 1. — The
Ix>wer Rio Grande Valley launched
an active campaign at a meeting
here Friday afternoon to obtain
federal aid in flood control.
With L. M. Lawson, American
boundary commissioner: and Ar
mando Santacruz Jr., Mexican boun
dary commissioner, both present,
members of the Valley Water Con
servation association, discussed
floods and flood control and In
structed the executive committee
of the organization to outline a
plan of procedure.
•Most Show More Interest’
Thia plan will be submitted at a
meeting of the general organiza
tion, to be called within two weeks.
“People in the Valley don’t seem
to realize that they are the ones
who need flood control,” Frank
Robertson, secretary of the con
servation association, said after the
’’They do not show enough In
terest to attend a meeting, and
help get federal aid.
“It is certain that the govern
ment is not going to help us unless
we let the fact be known that we
need and want help. The present
floods offer us a powerful weapon
to press our claims; we can get
federal aid now If we go after it.”
Lawson in a talk at the meeting
explained what the commission has
done. In the way of making a sur
wvey and compiling a report based
©n this survey. This report recom
mends that the federal government
take over the flood control system
In the Valley, spending $1,700,000
immediately on It to repair It, and
a total of $4,200,000 to bring it to
final completfof!, with $150,000 an
nual maintenance.
His commission has done what It
can in the matter, he explained
and It is largely the Valley’s pro
blem now.
Willing to Cooperate
Santacruz said that the Mexican
government is willing to cooperate [
in every way possible in flood con- |
trol, and that he feels sure a Joint
program can be worked out.
A Joint report on flood control
was filed by the two commissioners
following a meeting some time ago
at El Paso.
The commissioners arrived In .
the Valley Thursday, and Friday}
morning they made a tour of in
spection of the floodworks in com
pany with J06e Ramirez, in charge
of the flood works on the Mexican
side of the Rio Grande in this sec
W. E. Anderson, consulting en
gineer of the commission, and Mr.
Robertson accompanied them on
the trip through the Valley.
Lawson and Santacruz left last
night for El Paso, and will stop at ,
Laredo on the way.
SANTIAGO. Chile, Oct. 1. (JP—
A revolt In the northern prvlnces
which threatened the central gov
ernment here yest - 'day seemed >n
the way to settlement by arbitration
An agreement was made last night
to place the matter in the hands
of former Pres. Arturo Alessandrl
as arbitrator md both sides indicat
ed they would accept whatever de
cision ne made. It was expected he
would recommend that a civil junta
or the supreme court take over the
national government, from which
Pres. Carlos Davila recently resigned
Reports from Iqulque and Arlca
said 20 soldiers were killed there
in a clash between provincial troops
and loyal forces. The provincial
troops were sent to align that region
with the rebellion. The rebels won
- the engagement, the reports said.
The rebel troops, supporters of
Gen. Pedro Xlsmola. whom the fed
eral government attempted to re
move as commander of the northern
garrison, were assisted by volun
teers. 15.000 of whom were recruit
ed In Antofagasta.
W. D. Huntington, director of
sales for the American Cyanlmide
Co , of New York, has been hear
ing nothing but tarpon catching
stories ever since his assistant
Frank H. Washburn, came to the
Valiev last year and caught two
So recently, when Mr. Hunting
ton came Into Cnrnus Christl with
a boatload of fertilizer, he came on
down to the Valley and started
fishing. With him was Dr. Firman
E. Baer, director of agricultural
research for the company, and for
mer head of the department of
agronomy of the University of
The result of the trip was that
Mr. Huntington landed a 6-foot 3
lnch tarpon. The tarpon Is being
mounted here now. and will be for
warded to Mr. Huntington In New
**Evefv time Washburn starts
telling me about those little fish
he caught, I will Just point to mine,
which I am going to hang In the
office.** Mr. Huntington said.
The visitors fished while here
with Clvde Tandy, who is distri
butor In this section for products
of the American Cyanlmide Co.
When a dog barks he flings his
head high, leaving the throat ex-;
posed, when Ue growls he lowers his
head, for a growl means imoending j
attack, and the vulnerable throat is.
guarded by the sinking of the head. I
24\000Acres Leased
In Starr County As
Market Is Assured
(Special to The Herald)
The advent of major companies
Into proven oil-producing areas of
Starr county resulted during the
past week in the leasing of 24,000
acres near the north Los Olmos
shallow pool by representatives of
two majors.
A market for shallow pool pro
duction for the next six months
was assured Friday with signing of
a contract calling for a mayimum
of 500 barrels and a maximum of
1,000 barrels daily from the field.
At the same time, negotiations
were under way with another major
company for a similar amount of
Starr crude at a slightly higher
Humble Oil &i Refining Co., in
vested approximately $30,000 in
14,260 acres of Starr oounty pro
perty. The first lease incluaec all
of Blocks 53, 54, 615, 617, 618, 619,
620, 621, 749 and 752 in central
Starr county. The blocks are lo
cated at the north end of Por
clones 77, 78, 79, 80 and 81, An
cient Jurisdiction of Camargo. and
about seven miles northaest of the
North Los Olmos shallow pool. The
11 blocks range in size from 640 to
1.280 acres and include 12,000 acres
of land. Humble paid one year's
rent of $1.50 per acre for the
acreage, secured from Mantcr Sc
Briggs properties.
Humble also paid $5 per acre for
a 99-year lease on 2,260 acres be
longing to Mrs. A. D. Young In
Porciones 80 and 81, Ancient Juris
diction of Camargo. This tract is
locatedT*about three miles north
east or proven production in the
North Los Olmos shallow pool.
A number of small leases In the
vicinity are held by Pure Oil com
pany, while Magnolia Petroleum
owns 600 acres in fee between pro
ven production and the Humble
purchase from Mrs. Young.
Sun Oil company of Dallas has
blocked 12,000 acres in northern
Starr county and southern Jim
Hogg county at an unknown price.
The remaining 6.000 acres is di
almost equally divides the property.
The 6.000 acres In Starr county is
out of the Villareal E. Izaguirre
tract in the northeast corner of
the Las Comitas grant and the Rita
V. de Izaguirre tract in the north
west corner of La Sal Colorada
grant, lying along the county lines.
The remaining 6.000 acres In di
rectly north of the Izaguirre tracts
in Jim Hogg county. Magnolia
blocked this acreage several years
ago and held it until two years
ago when most leases went back
to owners.
The Sun will inaugurate a core
drilling campaign immediately on
its new holdings, it was learned,
hoping to verify through sub-sur
face cores predictions made as the
result of recent geophysical survey*
A contract was closed Thursday
between the Los Olmos Pipeline
company, owner of an eight-mile
gathering line In the North Los
Olmos shallow pool, and the Los
Olmos Oil At Gas company, biggest
producers In the pool, for 500 to
1.000 barrels of crude dally. The
pipeline company will load the
crude into tank cars for trans
portation and sale to the Sinclair
Refining company at Houston.
The contract call* for a minimum
of 500 barrels and a maximum of
1.000 barrels daily for the next six
months beginning Oct 1. Other
operators In the field are negotiat
ing with another major company
for remaining production in the
field. The latter co
operates a refinery in Houston.
The North Olmos shallow pool
now has a daily production of 1,000
barrels from 42 producers ranging
from 417 to 520 feet. The field is
12 1-2 miles long and 2.000 feet
wide, running along a north-south
formation through Sections 6 and 7,
Porciones 75, 76 and 77, Ancient
Jurisdiction of Camargo, now Starr
The county’s most Interesting
wildcat, Jeffries-Lambert Drilling
Company’s No. 1 Starr County
Cattle company, resumed drilling
at 822 feet Friday. The test had
been shut down for two weeks to
clear land titles. Location is 150
feet from the north and 150 feet
from the west lines of Block 34.
Porcion 89, Ancient Jurisdictirn of
Activity in other parts ol the
county has been at a standstill
since Sept. 5 because of excessive
rains and the early September
flood of the iRo Grande river. The
pools themselves are all located
on higher ground but floodwater
made roads impassable.
Robber Get* Life
ARDMORE, Okla. Oct. 1.—
A district court Jury tqjiay convict
ed Oscar Brandon, 27, of armed
robbery and asserted a life sen
tence in connection with the hold
up of the family of John Weber,
Port Worth, Texas, broker. A co
defendant, Albert Ellis, previously
had received the death penalty.
The Webers were held up on a
motor trip last Aug. 28. near Ard
more. Their 18-year old daughter
was kidnaped and left bound in
a cemetery. Ellis and Brandon wrr*
arrested shortly after the holdup.
JACKSOM\,TLLE. Fla.—Pulling a
beard might be a Joke to some peo
ple, but it often turns out to be
practical, one that costs a term in
jail. A member of the Pour Score
Club, who possessed a flowing beard,
complained that someone pulled it.
Judge Anderson fined the culprit
15 days in the city prison farm.
Standlng before a group of more
than 150 negroes gathered from a
score of states, Pres. Hoover today
told them “you may be assured that
out party will not abandon or de
part from its traditional duty to
ward the American negro.”
In response to several brief
speeches by the negro representa
tives, gathered as a joint national
planning committee to get out the
negro vote, Mr. Hoover added:
‘Sustain Pledge’
“I shall sustain this pladge giv
en In the first instance by the im
mortal Lincoln and transmitted by
him to those who followed as a sac
red trust.
•'The right of liberty. Justice and
equal opportunity is yours.”
The chief executive was Inter
rupted by applause several tlmea.
He stood bareheaded on a curving
flight of steps leading down from
the south portico of the White
House, while his visitors formed a
semi-circle around him.
One after another, the chosen
spokesmen of the negro group step
ped forward to deliver their words
to the president.
Roscoe Conklin Simmons of Chi
cago, who seconded Pres. Hoover’s
I renomination at the Chicago con
vention, was the principal spokes
i man.
Tonga* Cursed’
"We have been told, Mr. Presi
dent," Simmons said, "that our par’y
has deserted the old faith. We are
tongue cursed by a thoughtless
few because we hold that although
Abraham Lincoln is dead he still
'Sor ie few have gone so far as to
say that you do not believe In hu
man equality. We protested and
arose to seek you. We are here to
repledge our fealty •••.
"Speak, Mr. President, speak and
say that there is no higher faitn
than eternal liberty. Dispatch us
back to our people, Mr. President,
with words and solemn phrases that
will stir them."
Valley Rotarians
To Aid Kiwanians
HARLINGEN, Oct. 1.—Rotarians
of the Valley are to aid Kiwanians
of this section in entertaining visi
tors to the Texas-Oklahoma Kiwan
is convention to be held here Oc
tober 23, 24 and 25.
Members of the local Rotary
club at their last meeting appoint
ed committees to help the Kiwan
ians. and will furnish automobiles
for Valley tours. Other Valley Ro
tary clubs are expected to do like
The Opening of First Class
brokerage Facilities
Cotton, Stocks, Grain
and Other Commodities
Banks L. Miller
Offices with Continuous Quotations on Cotton
Crain and Commodities by Private Wire
Archer Building
Phones 801-802
Madison Hotel Arcade
Phone 63
... —. „
Clad in satin with a flowing
lace train. Miss D. Buvel Folwell,
society girl of Chestnut Hill. Pa.,
here is pictured shortly before
her marriage to Charles E. Ma
ther. 2nd. at St. Paul's Church,
Elkins Park.

EVANSVILLE. Ind — Although
he is blind, Alex TarcLgg, blind
electric supply merchant, enjoys
the talkies as much as anyone with
good eyesight. He distinguishes the
characters by their voices, and fol
lows the story through to the end
without losing the trend. He Is a
familiar figure in the theaters.
CHICAGO. Oct L (&—A new(
chapter to the story of high fl*|
nance of the fallen Install Utility
empire has ec-ne to light with testi
mony of an auditor that the value
of Insull Utility Investment*, Inc.,
had in his opinion, been inflated
Frank E. White, a member of the
auditing,firm of Arthur Anderson
and Co., appearing as a witness be
fore Federal Judge Walter C. Llnd
ley in the search for assets of the
$250,000,000 bankrupt concern, said
his calculations Indicated the infla-'
tion was made by charging to in
; come items which he believed should
| have been charged to capital. His
■ testimony, given yesterday, was dis
puted. however, by John E. Wing,
member of a law firm which gave i
it« aproval to some of the company's
'Bankrupt In December*
Whites testimony came after
Harry L. Stuart of the brokerage
house of Halsey, Stuart and Co., and ;
an associate of Samuel insull, had
told the court, that the Insull In
vestment concern wag virtually
bankrupt last December when he
and Samuel Insull. Jr., went to New
York to seek the aid of eastern
Attorneys said that the importance
of Whites testimony was concerned
; with the creditors' contention that
(the directors of the company may
be held liable for the payment of i
stock and cash dividends that may 1
not have been justified by actual
earnings of the concern.
White said his examination of the
Insull books from Jan. 1, 1929. to
April 14 of this year, when the com
pany went into receivership, showed
an inflation of $16,000,000 in the
handling of stock rights placed un
der the income account. He added
that an additional inflation of $5,
200.000 was indicated in the credit
ing of stock dividends to surplus.
Insults May Return
1 The Chicago Tribune said today
that State's Atty. John A. Swanson
was making plana for the return to
Chicago of Samuel Insull, Sr., and
hta brother, Martin. The former is
in Paris and the latter in Orilla, Ont.
The report followed a statement
by the state's attorney that he had
found that Samuel Insull had “sanc
tioned and authorized” the use of
fund* of Insull Utility companies to
report some of the personal brok
erage accounts of his brother. Mid
dlewest Utilities advanced 166,000
while Mississippi Valley advanced
•104.222 as margin for the personal
accounts of . lart'n instill. Swanson
CHICAGO, 111.—With ar or
dinary Pribiloff seal, you can run
your car. start building a road, op
erate a Diesel engine, light your
home or quench your thirst. Dr.
Gustav Egloff has just discovered
that 60 per cent of the oil of one
of these seals Is anti-knock gas
oline, 12 per cent is asphalt. 7 per
cent oil, 15 per cent illuminating
gas and a per cent pure water. Dr.
Egloff warns against worrying
about the future gasoline supply,
since besides seals, gasoline may
be obtained from ordinary trees and
cot ton-seed oil.
EVANSVILLE. Ind — Someone
robbed poor old Santa Claus. He
broke Into lie general store of
James Martin, of Santa Claus. Ind.,
and s*ole $50 worth of merchan
dise. Martin is postmaster of Santa
Claus, and receives thousands of
letters annually sent by children to
Santa Claus.
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