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Brownsville herald. [volume] (Brownsville, Tex.) 1910-current, October 23, 1932, FINAL SUNDAY EDITION, TEXAS-OKLAHOMA KIWANIS SECTION, Image 20

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Four Cities Seek
Convention Sit
Four big cities of Texas a:
Oklahoma are preparing to ma
their bids for the 1933 convents
of the Texas-Oklahoma Kiwan.
convention, it was revealed on tl
eve of the 1932 convention oper.
Sunday night.
These cities are Tulsa, Okla. ar .
Wichita Falls. Houston and o*
veston in Texas.
Special delegations are expect
ed from these cities, and special
arrangements are being made bv
them to impres stheir invitation
for the next convention.
Harlingen was joined by a!! other
Valley' and South Te.ias cities in
the plea for the present •conven
tion. and won it over some of the
larger cities in the district.
Surgeons to Meet
GALVESTON. Oct. 22.—•/P—The
Texas Surgical Society will hold its,
annual meeting in Galveston on
Oct. 24 and 25. Outstanding sur
geons of the state will attend. Dr.
A. O. Singleton of Galveston ill
be in charge of the conven.lon.
AUSTIN. Oct. 2t —The highway
departments revenue from the gas
oline tax for the state year end
ing Aug. 21 was $21,584,665. or ap
proximately half of the expendi
ture* of $42,795,910. Its annual lt
port shows.
With the new diversion of une
cert of Its gasoLne tax revenues to
pay county bonds and with the
same trasoline use tor the next year,
a revenue of $14,389,779 for road
purposes is indicated.
If the same ratio holds good.
Texas, during 1932-33, should have
a highway-building program of
$35,000,000. including a six-million
dollar remainder of the $7,000,000
niergeucy loan from the federa'
That ought to build considerable
• • •
There have been many kicks that
ne states and people of the states 1
lave “federalized” in having to go (
0 the national government In re
ject to every financial transaction
nd every son of business.
The same sort of centralization
.4 getting into effect in the state's
1 elation to counties—witness the
road bond payment, the state
school finance administration, re
ports and allocation of motor li
cense fees, the new city-county
budget reporting system; the
county cfTicers- fee reporting re
quirement. the voluminous new
fiscal and iranchise reports ol
corporations showing earnings,
gross business and the like . These
supplement the ordinary reports
for the payment of occupation or
production taxes, and the purchase
from the state and license stamps.
State school gioney may be
withheld from a county or district I
until adequate reports, as required |
by state officials, have been made. |
• • •
There is a new occuuauon in
r*xa*. predicaiau on the belle! of
certain democratic victory a tew
days hence... It is postmaster
picking .. With every po&toflice In
the state of presidential-appoint
ment rank subject to being filled
duruig the next four years, many
democrats are looking forward to
jobs; and. as in campaign races,
many will put forth vast et terra
that will prove In vain.
There are federal district attor
neyships. inspectorships and other
appointments in almost countless
numbers.. One draw-back to the
plum-picking is that the salaries
have ben sliced, and may be cut
some more, and the democrats may
bring the balloon of government
back nearer the ground by abolish
ing some of the multitudinous fe
deral Jobs.
• •
All the expectancy about Speak
er Garner’s promise of beer in De
cember is dulled in Gamer's home
state by the fact that if congress
authorized every saloon and beer
hall to resume operations. Texas
would be just as dry as It is now...
Texans nailed down the steins In a
constitutional amendment, separate
from ratification of the 18th am
endmcnt, that made the stair v.\
theory and tn law as dry aa Tom
Loves dustiest wish, unless and
until 100 house members and 2; se
nators vote to resubmit the propo
sition. and ever hall the electorate
of Texas vote to repeal it .. As con
troversial as it is. it will be years
before such a majority in the le
gislature votes to pull the bun.i
from the keg.
Joe O. Naylor la
Lieutenant Governor
Joe O Naylor of San Antonio
who is K! wan is lieutenant gover
nor for the division in which the
Valley is located, has been known
for years as an ardent worker in
the cause oi Kiwarns.
Not only has he taken an ac*;\e
interest tn the San Antonio club
of which he at one time was pres~^
ident but has extended hta activi
ties into district and international
His hard work tn the interest «.f
Kiwanis and his good judgment
resulted tn his being elected lieute
nant governor from this division
at the 1931 convention tn Okla
homa City.
AU8TIN. Oct. 22. Great ;
things are expected from the legis- j
lative committee on efficiency and
economy that la entering the last
Up of an extensive survey of the
state government.
Rep. Harry N. Graves of George
town. chairman, issued a statement;
recently stating the committee ex
pected to finish its investigation .n ,
the near future and start drafting
Us report. It will b° awaited with
interest by members of the legisla
ture. the public generally, and the !
army of state employes that likely
will be affected.
Watch Legislature
The legislature will watch for the
report because they will be expected
to do something about It. most of
them having been elected on plat-;
forms callinf for rigid economy in
goverment. Rep. Graves asserts the
report will give them plenty of op
portunity to carry out their cam
paign statements.
The public, which pafs the bill,
will want to see where a large por
tion of the taxes have gone, and will
want to knew what is going to be
done about it.
Likelihood that they will be with
out jobs has caused considerable In
terest in the activities of the com
mittee by state employes.
Rep. Graves has promised that
•he work of the committee will save
several hundred thousand dollars if
the report is followed by prompt
enactment of laws to carrv it into
effect. While declining to reveal any
specific bureau, department or com
mission that will be recommended
for abandonment, Graves indicated
‘here would be many, with resultant
heavy savings to the state.
The committee feared that it \y
rt of report is made public,
those affected ’••ill immediately lay
plans to block the movement to.
eliminate their particular unit. Thcv
want to -."ithhold the report until
it is complete and ready to be sub
mitted to *he legWatur®. It like’v
will be accompanied by specific1
bills to carry out the recommcnda-.
tiens of the committee.
Hope for Best
There have been numerous effi
ciency committees in the past out
the results have been somewhat
meagrr. The feeling prevails tha
something feasible and constructh-e
will result from the work of this
group thrt will form the be"*- fo
conservative legislation. In the past
the reports of most of the oth*r
committees have been presented ‘o
the legislature and “filed.” the law
makers usually getting into a tan
gle as to the best method to carry
out the recommendations.
Bills designed to carry out fhe ef
ficiency committees recommenda
tions are expected to facilitate fli?
reorganization of the stat? govern
ment. The number of state depart
ments and units will be cut to the
bone and dunlieation of effort will
be eliminated as far as possible.
Graves stated.
Some members of the committee '
believed it might be Impossible to
have all the reform measures passed
•t the next regular session but were
of the opinion that a good start
would be made.
The committee has been assisted
by a firm of experts on buf'ness
economy and reorganisation of state
and other governments.
* In order to build .ome of her air
port?, it was necessary for Siam to
organize hunting exneditions to kill
off tigers from the jungle land bor
dering the ites before natives would
do any work
As lieutenant governor of Divt
sion No. 2 In the Texas-Okla
homa Kiwanis district. J< O.
Naylor is number one :na i or
Kiwamats in the Vallej. He has
visited in this section and made
:-v’iy new friends among the
Tilt r rc.fr ram c inmittee for ihe
Kiv.ani'. district conventou n
Hevhr.i i. i is hcac.cd by L- A. Mc
Donald. able Kiwaman from
Denton, Texas, As chsfrman o:
this ccmmiHee. McDonald has
had a considerable task on his
County Tax Rate
Slashed 76 Cents
SONOitA. Oct. 22. — .1’—City ol
Sonora taxpayer* will save 90 c'..:s
on the hundred dollar* on 1932 ren
ditions. following a reduction of 76
cents in the county rate frim the
1931 levy, coupled with 5 cent cuts
in the city and slate ad valorem
rates and a 10 cent reduction In
the school district rate
The county rate for 1932 is 65
cent®, tbs pity rate 80 : . state
rate 69 and the school rate 80. a
to‘al of $2 94. The county reduc
tion was made possible by the sav
ing in road bind payments. Sut
ton county has $300,000 in road
vention in Harlingen.
The Fiench Line is said to be con
structing the worlds large'* ocean
liner, it is the S*. Nazaire. which
will be over 1 025 feet long and
weigh 63.000 tons.
ABILENE, Oct. 22. P—Skeleton
remains oi a ong-headed race
which flourished and died on the
wind-swept hills and dunes of West
Texas long before the time of Christ
will be on display here next Satur
day for examination by delegates
attending the annual convention *»f
the Texas Archaeological and Pale
ontological society.
Human SI -Is
Skulls of 17 men. women and chil
dren that had lain in burial mounds
so long that caliche had formed
on the inside were taken from
burial sites overlooking the Clear
fork of the Rio Brazos de Dios in
Jones county, a few miles from
Abilene. According to Dr. Cyrus N.
Ray. president of the society, who
made the discovery and directed the
excavation work, these long-headed
people were contemporaneous with,
if not members of. the various bas
ketmaker tribes, who disappeared 3.
000 or 4.000 years ago Just as the
pre-Pueblos were coming into prom
The first burial discovered con
sisted of a sack of broken and 1
charred bones found under a flat
rock about three feet below the sur
lace of the ground. The oval shape
of the mass indicated that the bones
had been enclosed in a sack, the last
vestige of which had disappeared.
Ten skeletons were found in one
mound and five in another. The site
of »he larger burying was acciden
tally revealed when farmers of the
vicinity, out rabbit-hunting, chased
three rabbits into a hole. In digging
out the hole the dogs uncover* \ a
bone, which brought on an investi
gation. The diggers were puzzled by
the fact that five of the skeletons
had no lower Jaw.
Flexed Type
All the burials were of the flexed
type_that is. the bodies had the j
knees drawn up. and were placed cm i
their sides lacing the east. This j
method as well as cremation was
practiced by the basketmakers.
An eighteenth skeleton found in
the same site, but at lesser depth
was that of a more modern, round
headed type. An arrow-heard of
comparatively recent type was found
imbedded in the chest-grim remind
er of some long-ago violence.
Very few ornaments andartifacts
were found. One wrist bone of an
ancient warrior bore a curious
ornament either of shell or some
white stor.e. Another had around
the neck three hollow bird bones
with incised decorations. Five mus
sel shells, three staghorn flint flak
ers, a grindstone and a small flint j
scraper were the only other objects i
The society will have an all-dav
session here Saturday and will hear I
papers read by various members
prominent in archaelogical. paleon
tological and kindred sciences in .he
Lions, Rotarians
To Aid Kiwanians
Lions and Rotarians of the Val
ley. realizing the large task that
it is to entertain a district conven
tion. have come forward and of
fered their assistance to Kiwanians
of this section who entertain clubs
from Oklahoma and Texas in Har
lingen Oct. 23-25.
Tins is the third district conven- j
tion to be held in the Valley by a
service club organization. The
Lions entertain°d district clubs at
McAllen a few years ego and Har
lingen itself was hast to Rotary
club of this district at one time.
Hidalgo County
Welcomes Kiwanians
■ ■
of Texas and Oklahoma
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The Work which is being accomplished by
the four Hidalgo county Kiwanis Clubs at Mercedes,
Weslaco, Pharr and Edinburg is among the most im
portant of our community efforts.
Hidalgo County is glad that you heeded the invitation of Valley Kiwanians
and came here for this district meeting. May your stay be most enjoyable,
may your convention sessions be profitable!
E. C. Couch Bryce Ferguson
.County Judge County Attorney
L. C. Lemen F. W. Lemburg W. H. Atwood
District Clerk County Clerk Commissioner, Prec. 4
Willard Ferguson
Commissioner, Prec. 3

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