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For Brownsv:lle and the Valiev:
Partly cloudy and colder Wedne's- The International Harvester corn
day night with lowest temperature pany recently issued notice that 1500
uroLtUy in the fifties: Thursday employes mil be recalled to begin
fair and somewhat eolder. production on its 1933 line.
more heartfelt tribute was ever
paid to the memory ol man or
woman than that simple tribute to
Mrs. P. H. Trimble from her fnends,
the children of the Washington
Park school.
As they came to cchool yesterday
these children, scores of whom
M*s. Trimble had mothered and
fed at the Volunteers of America
home, brought their tribute to her
memory, a flower or two. what they
Just kids, yes—but they had losi
a friend, a real friend, and tears
rolled down their cheeks as they
placed their flowers with the
flowers of their mates.
A truckload of flowers from the
ehildren of the Washington Park
school was laid on the grave of this
woman who had been a friend to
them all.
A truckload of flowers, yes—and
te each flower was bound the heart
of some child to whom she had
been a friend and who mourned
her passing.
The monument of her life will
stand forever in the hearts of thc*e
• • •
IP we could have one hope grant
ed for tomorrows holiday—
It would be that we might be—
Thankful for what wc have, for
what we are going to have.
Sincerely thankful that wha
have been taken from us—
Has been mostly the dross of life
And that the real things are
left to us.
More precious, more potent than
Thankful that our country
stands, solid, thoughtful—
That in spite of depressions, of
up-side-down conditions—
The great bulk of our people
have kept their heads.
Have kept their faith in our n
And in the Valley we certainly
provided we can get ourselves
into a meditative frame of mind—
Can find ample room for thanfc>
that we have weathered the eco
nomic storm as we ha\e.
And that the future holds such
promise in store.
It is a time few real Thanks
For searching deep m.o the
things that are
• • •
orange-grapefnut the other day,
produced by H. G- St dwell, Sr.
Funny tasting thing, the sweet- I
ness of the orange eliminating the
bitter of the grapefruit and leav
ing a strange sort of tart taste. J
The fruit is the size and shape
the grapefruit, but peels rather
li» an orange and may be eaten
from the skin as you eat an orange.
Dont know that we would
predict » future for the strange
hybrid, but it is interesting.
• • •
are overworked and feel like lay
uig off for a spell
Just drop around to this eai
ploymc.it committee's office—
On Washington street and take
a look at that e? er throng —
And see the smiles of happiness
which light their faces—
As they are given the privilege
of going to work
Hundreds of Brownsville folk
arP realizing today—
What blessing work is, and what
a privilege it is—
To have work.
Bill Burnett, chairman of the
unemployment committee—
Bays they will have 500 men at
work by the first of next week—
And 500 families in Brownsville
alone are going to be happier.
Than they have been for months.
Because of work.
T • • •
DEPOSITOR of the mer
chants National has the impression
that dividend checks will be avail
able only today and Thursday.
Not so.
Receiver Young is making everv
preparation to distribute the checks
as quickly as possible, realizing
that most of us will be in a hurry
to get our money.
But if you are not in a hurry, he
Is not.
The checks will be there for you
(Continued cn Page Eight)
'w "" ■w
Hoover Opposes Suspension on Debt Payments
Grave Situation Seen
If Britain Refuses
To Meet Payment
WASHINGTON. Nov. 23.-, 4V
Pres. Hoover today declared him
self formally opposed to suspen
sion of December 15 payments due
on war debts and recommended
that congress create “an a.vncy
to exchange views” with debtor
nations, upon international finan
cial obligations.
In a lengthy formal statement
following his conference today witn
congressional leaders of both par
t es, the president declared that
•‘as to the suspension of install
ments due on Dec. 15, no facts
have been presented by the debtor
governments which would justify
such postponement.”
Wants Commission
At the same time, the chief ex
ecutive declared a mmAMI
should be created to receive sug
gestions on the war debt problem
•and to report to congress such
lecommendations as they deem
The statement continued:
*T have stated on many occas
ions my opposition to cancella.ion.
Furthermore. I do not feel that
the American people should be
called upon to make further sac
rifices. I have held, however, that
advantages to us could be found
by other forms of tangible com
pensation than cash, such as ex
pansion of markets for products o!
American agriculture and labor.
There are other possible compen
sations in economic relations whicn
might be developed on study whicn
would contribute to recovery of
prices and trade. Such compensa
tions could be made mutually ari
•^ihiageous These things might
serve to overcome difficulties or
exchange m ome countries and to
meet the question of inability o:
some of them otherwise to pay.”
I avors Discussions
“It is unthinkable that w.thln
the comity of nations and the
maintenance of international good
will,' Mr Hoover said, -that our
people should relu.se to consider
the request of a friendly people to
oiscuss an important question in
which they and we both have »
utal interest. irrespective of whar
conclusions might arise from sucn
a discussion. ’
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23. }’_
I he possibility of an administration
—sponsored effort lo reach a com
promise on Europe* demand for
war debt relief arcsr today as Prr
Hoover renewed lus assault upon
the tangled problem, summoning 'o
the White Hou.-,p congressional lead
ers ol both parties.
Out of the chief executhe’s extra
ordinary consultation with Frank
hn D. Roosevelt- from which the
president-elect departed without
commitment—there emergpd last
mght a statement attributed to the
administration that England would
make no debt payments to the
United States after Dec. 15 unless
her pica for reconsideration is met.
Another C ommivbon
With this was coupled a reported
.suggestion from the president that
the war debt commission be revived
to initiate a thorough study of the
-.utflect—a course which has been
vigorously opiiosed in congress,
where rests the linal word
As the 13 senators itnd repres^n
!»• ves invited to this mornings
White House parity gathered and
as the president-elect turn’-d to
meetings with his pomical allies, the
impression gamed headway that Mr.
Hoover might propose as a con -
promise the re-examination ask'-i
by Europe, with no extension of the
one-year moratorium.
The swirl of war debt talk yester
day swept from the fire-lit quiet < f
the White House red room to the
-moke filled hotel room of the New
York governor, where at midnight
he talked with democratic chieftains
from Capitol Hill.
Grave situation
There the president-elect was re
ported to have told his conferees
that Mr. Hoover and Sec. Mills pad
informed him that Great Britain
would meet its December 15 pay
ment of $95,000,000. but would de
mand a new study of the question
before paying further. Should re
fusal to pay ensue the administra
tion was pictured as fore.-eeing an
extremely grave situation.
It was indicated that the chief
executive had maintained this na
tic* should make a rigid stand to
ward the payments due it three
weeks hence. Only Italy among the
major debtor nations has refrain
(Continued on page 8i
' ;>• *
■ ^
Now come tho^e glad days
when the movie girls step out of
the bright Hollywood sunshine to
pose as ‘ Spirits of Winter*’. So
here's Gloria Stuart doing her
bit to make snow look inviting.
Indications Point To One
Of Most Successful
Runs In History
(Special to The Herald i
HARLINGEN. Nov. 23. — The
Twelfth Annual Valley M<d-Winter
fair opened here todaV with bright
, sunshine, a fair crowd for thr open
ing day, and prospects for one of
j the most successful runs in the fair's
| history.
A pre-opening crowd of several
! thousand gathered last nigh^ for
| some special attra tions. and the
crowd began to file past the sale
early today for the formal opening.
Today's program will close with
: the coronation of Miss Thrlma Slo
i cum of Phan* at the Fairnark audi
torium tonight as the Valley Fair
queen. Featuring tomorrow's pro
j gram will fa* the Valley Champion
ship Class A football game in the
afternoon between Harlingen and
Brownsville with an ali-Vallcy
musical and style revue at night.
Manager A. L. Brooks of the Fair
said today everything points to a
highly successful exposition.
Girl Describes
Fear of Father
BROWN WOOD, Nov. 23. P
Testimony was completed and at
torneys exported to begin arguments
today in the trial of Mrs. Wilhr
Meiclungrr and her daughter. Eva
Nell, both charged with murder for
the killing ol Jo*> Metchinger. farm
er. husband of the woman and fath
er ol the girl.
’*1 didn't want to shoot my daddy.'
the girl said yesterday, alter rela
ting various cruelties to which he
subjected her and saying she lived
in -deadly fear” of him.
Missouri People See
Photos of Valley
People in St. Louis, Kansas Cit
ai.d other parts of Missouri hao
their attention called to the Val
ley's sub-tropical foliage the ear if
part of this week when photo
graphs taken here appeared in
newspapers there.
The photogi’rph. showed Gov.
riret Guv B Park m a tropical
setting at the chamber of commerce
luildmg. They were taken oy the
chamber of commerce and sent to
Missouri newspapers, which used
them. Gov-elect Park spent sev
eral days here last week on a va
Depression Frees
Escaped Convicts
The depression is not so bad at I
that, take it from E. W. Huggins
and O L. Whitley, escaped Florida
convicts recaptured here.
Florida refused to pay transpor
tation for the men back to the
Which made Mr. Huggins and Mr
Whitley very, very angry.
Huggins had served four years of
a five year sentence on charges of
automobile theft. Whitley was the
big winner, having served only one
year of a four year sentence for
auIomdNle theft.
“Good old depression.** shouted
the ex-convicts rs they crabbed a
box ear out of Brownsville.
Early Estimates Set
Next Shipments At
20,000 Carloads
»S|>ecial to The Herald)
HARLINGEN. Nov. 23.—Barring
unusual weather, the Lower Rio
Grande Valley will have a crop of
approximately 20.000 carloads of cit
rus fruit next year and will take its
place along with Florida as one of
the greatest citrus producing areas
of the world.
Thus estimate was made bv Ha it
T. Longino. supervisor of .state and
federal inspection work in Texas
after a trip through the Valiev cit
rus area recently.
Crop Light This Year
The present crop of around 5.000
is only onr-third of a crop. Mr.
Longino pointed out. The crop this
yoar under normal circumstances
would have been around 12.000 to I
15.000 carloads. But the record
breaking freeze in March of this
vrar killed off a large part of the
bloom, and cut the crop down two
The crop in the 1930-3] season
was approximately 8.500 carloads.
One reason for the big jump ex
pected the coming season us that
> iie 1.655.000 trees planted during
the year from April 1. 1928 to April
1. 1929. will come into bearing for»
'he first time next season. The lat
est census shows 1 531.192 of those
'tees still living, but that number »s
about a half million more than any 1
previous or subsequent year s plant
ings. H i
3,282.143 Trees
During the present season there
are 3.282.448 citrus trees of bearing
age. The crop on the small tree
however, k very light.
The bearing age total of trees will
be increased by almost 50 per cent
next season, with the addition of l -
‘iPes- makm* the total
813.640 The grand total of trees in
the Valley now is 7.864.000. and next
season will be the first time that
mere than half the Valievs itrus
trees will be in bearing.
A number of drastic changes In
the handling of the 1933-34 crop are
expect"d if the crop is as large as
now indicated.
• At the present time only about
one-tifth of the citrus shipped out
or the Valiev moves under federal
an<* ^af,r certification.” Mr. Longtno
.^aid. There is so little of the fruit
and the market is so broad that
certification does not appear neces
New Grading
"But next season, with an Indicat- j
•Cl crop of 18.000 or 20.000 carloads
of fruit, it will be necessary to ship
only the best of the fruit and to
im.ve it under certification.
A number ot shippers to whom 1
nave talked tell me that they can
not ship under certification this
year because they have to take
everything in order to supply their
trade. They are preparing to have
their fruit certified next vear.” M.
Longino said.
A new set of grades has been
worked out for Valley fruit, after
the Florida grades were tried and
failed and these grades are said 4o
be sati>-factorv.
Belief has been expressed th.it a
much larger percentage of the Val
ley cron will be processed as culk
m the future, when this great ersp
of fruit starts moving.
Bi" Brewers Fear
Gangster’s Guns
WASHINGTON. Nov. 23- P -
Big brewers, believing their rain
bow of anti-prohibit ion .sentiment
has a barrel of beer at the end.
already have begun to lav their j
prospective troubles at the gov
ernments doorsteo. The worst o: ,
their fears, as expressed to Dr.
James M. Doran, director of in- !
cius ral alcohol, is the gangster.
Representatives of some of tnr
largest breweries have talked with
Doran within the last few days.
They told him they fcured the 1
gangster with his machine lla«
organization, was getting ready to
muscle-in' on the business and
asked the government to under
take strict permit enforcement if
beer rs legalized.
tixav draws life
SAN ANTONIO. Nov 23. P—Joe
De Mark was under a sentence of
life imprisonment todav, imposed by
a jury in district court which con
victed him of murder for the killing
D-nutt* Sheriff George Mangold.
The verdict was returned late yes
t’ y. Mangold was killed when he
ar.d other deputies went to investi
gate the reported burglary of a store
about two miles from San Antonio.
Twelfth Annual Valley
Exhibition Begins
Miss Thelma Slocum, daughter
of Mr and Mrs. R. E SI .cum. will
be crowned queen of the 12th an
nual Valley Mid ^Winter Fair Wed
nesday evening at 8:00 o'clock In
the Municipal Auditorium amid a
setting of -plendor and one w
promises to be one of the mas:
gorgecus and glamorous ever wit
nessed in the Valley. The corona
tion will be followed by the
Queen's Ball an event long antici
pated by many.
Polk Hornadav is master ol
ceremonies and he will have the
honor of placing the crown on the
queen's head.
Her royal court represents ihe
seasons of the year and the gowns
of the attendants representing each
Valley town will be in harmony to
their particular season.
Miss Slocum is a graduate of the
Pharr-San Jua i high school and
■sjient a year in Nashville and was
a student in Ward Bclmcnt Col
lege. one of the most famous or
old southern schools. She has been
pianist for the Pharr Kiwanis club
for several years and is known as
the Kiwanis Sweetheart.
In this fairy-like surrounding
which has been arranged as a back
ground for the queen and her
court, a program of rniettamment
will be presented for her majesty's
A series of ballets will mark the
opening, the first of wh.ch is the
Ballet of the Dawn in exquisite
pink and silver. Greeting the rosy
morning will be pupils of the Helen
Hill studios. Brilliant sunlight will
be depicted by an interpretative
nance of fhe worship of the sun
by Miss Sophie Kowalski and five
of her pupils, representing the Rav
el Sun. At nightfall, when eve
ning shades of twilight turn to dusk
and starlight appears, pupils of
the Elstner School of dance will
interpret that darkness and star
light in costumes of unusual beau
Welcom ng the queen to the
(Continued on Pawe Two.
100 Reported
Flood Victims
BOGOTA. Columbia, Nov. 23. p
-Reports from Huila dr * nmeat in
the upper Andean re:. * n of the
Magdalena river valley todav told
cf disastrous floods in which 100
ix-rsons were swept to their deaths
by the torrents.
The d.=patches from the remot*
region were brief, relating the bare
detail of death and adding reports
that many were homeless.
NEW ORLEANS. La., Nov 23 V
—The ' Hermit of Chalmeite" ha*
never heard of depressions.
For years, nobody knows just
how long, the hermit has lived in
a tumble down hut on an old
plantation surrounded by giant
oaks and thorny wlderness near
the plains of Chalmeite where An
drew Jackson won his victory over
the British.
His name, he is Bayhi and
he figures he must be about 82
yrarfc old. for he remembers he was
about 12 when he stood mi a levee
top and watched Farragul’s gun
boats cruise up the Mississippi.
Once, he says he was engaged to
marry a beautiful woman but she
jilted him. He. took to the woods
and has since made them his home.
In 20 years he has visited the city
but once. A neighbor got him to
go therr and took him to live at
an institution for the aged, but the
hermit escaped and walked back to
his wilderness home.
Miss Carmen Colomb is his sole
confidante. Others he shuns and
hides from as they approach. It
was through her he was persuaded
to grant an interview
"T suppose you have lived
through many depressions." a vis
itor suggested.
"What's a depression?” Bayhi
countered. ' Never heard tell of
one. Got all I want right here.’’
DALLAS. Nov. 23.—— Three
men early todav forced R Cohn,
proprietor of a suburban dry goods
store, to open his safe. They es
caped with between $300 and $400.

Varied Programs
Mark Observance
Of Thanksgiving
Traditional services in the various churches Thurs
day which have been preceded by special music and ser
mons in several of the churches Sunday, programs in the
schools and dances are marking Brownsville's observance
of Thanksgiving, that memorable day when the pilgrims
-^celebrated their thankfulness with
1,000 Persons Expected To
Receive Dividends
During Day .
Five hundred peonle had received
their dividend cheeks at the Mer
chants National bank by noon oday,
John M Young, receiver, announc
Mr. Young estimated that at least
1,000 would receive their checks ov |
the closing at 5 p. m. today, and said
the manner in winch the checks are
being distributed makes it unneces
sary to keep the bank open either
Wednesday night or Thursday '
morning as was planned.
The distribution oi checks, at four
windows, was handled so rapidly
that at no time was there a con
The receiver for the cla-ed bank
Is distributing slightly in excess of
S500 000 to the 2.200 depositors as
the first dividend. The payment is
22 per cent of the total.
Human Sacrifice
Negroes Exposed
DETROIT. Nov. 23. </Pi— Investi
gating a human sacnlice avowedly (
to propitiate strange “Gods." po
lice said today they had exposed a
fantastic cult through which negro '
members were taught that they con- j
stituted a “nation of Asiatics* de
stined to rule the world if precepts
of the leaders were followed.
Two detectives raided what was
described as a • temple" of the cult
and held for questioning a negro j
who said he was Ugan Ali. “God
of the Asiatic nation." He admitted,
police said, that he "taught" Robert
Harris. 44-year-old negro fanatic
who stabbed ana beat James J.
Smith, another negro, to death on
a crude altar Sunday.
Hitler Rejects Plan
To Organize Cabinet
MERLIN. Nov. 23. >4**—Adolf Hit
ler. the fascist, advised Pres, von
Hindenburg today the formation of
a government on a parliamentary
basis was both impossible and un
desirable. and the cabinet crisis
be solved only with a cabi
net directly responsible to the presi
dential authority.
Hitlc told the president such an
authoritarian presidial cabinet
should be authorized if necessary to
govern without parliament. The
Nazi said he was ready to head such
a government and place his move
ment at the disposal of the chief
executive for this purpose.
Vet Shot Dead
FORT WORTH. Nov. 23- P —
Claude Maner, 44 ex-xoldtcr and
until recently a patient in the
veterans adjustment hospital at
Kaco. was found shot to death to
day in the garage at the rear oi
his roommg house here.
Emmett Chapman, another resi
dent at the house, found the boov
e hen hr went to call Maner to
breakfast. The body was lying
across a shot gun. from which one
charge had been f.red.
Homicide Charged
GOOSE CREEK, Nov 23. )• B
M Wilburn, about 25. was charged
toriav with negligent homicide and
failing to stop and render aid in
connection with the death of Wil
liam Quartz, 56 Goose Creek fire
and noh.ee commissioner, struck
Monday night by an automobile.
Dentist Dies
ELBCTRA, Nov. 23. Dr John
R. Scott. 69. a dentist in TVxas for
more than 25 years, died of pneu
monia at his home lwre yesterday.
He was survived bv his widow, two
sons and a daughter. Funeral ser
vices will be held here today.
Robbers Identified
DALLAS. Nov. 23—'T— Five
men arrested by police and deputy
sheriffs have been identified as
the robbers who last Friday robbed
Earl Click of Kemille. Tex, of $9
a dountmu least.
Many students have arrived and
are arriving from colleges for the
holidavs to be spent with their
families and members of the
Brownsville school faculties are
taking advantage of the four-day
vacation as many of them leave for
their homes to enjoy Thanksgiving
with “home folks." Guests in the
homes over the holidays are in
spirations for informal events. All
in all. Thanksgiving Day will find
congenial groups gathered for a
day of • thanks."
Sunrise Breakfast
Thursday morning the Christ Ian
Young People’s Union, composed of
young peoples societies from all
ihe churches in Brownsville, will
hold their third annual Thanks
giving Sunrise Breakfast at Loin a
Alta, meeting there ai 6 o clock for
a program and breakfast. David
Joost. president, announces songs.
two-minute talks from representa
tives of each group, and a talk by
C. L. Stoker, Jr., on the “Spirit of
Thanksgiving* as a tentative pro
gram. The young people will gather
around the large bontire for the
breakfast of doughnuts, rolls and
coffee. They have each been stak
ed to bring some article of food
which will be taken to the Volun
teers of America as their Thanks
giving offering.
Also on the program will be
songs by a massed choir and talks
on tlie work for the past month
which has been done by the vari
ous societies.
Announcement is made that if
the wrather is inclement and the
services outdoors are impracticable,
they will be held in the Central
Christian church. Those having
means of transportation are re
quested to get in tourh with any
who might not have £ way.
Plan Joint Meeting
A union Thanksgiving service
has been planned for 10 a. m.
Thursday at the First Presbyterian
church when congregations from
that church, the First Baptist,
Methodist and Central Christian
meet for the followmg program:
Prelude. Mrs A B Niven; Dox
ology. congregation; Invocation,
Rev. E P. Day; Presidents Pro
clamation. Rev. H. J. Howard:
Hymn. •‘America', congregation;
Scripture Lesson. Re. O C. Crow;
Prayer. Dr S. K Hallam: Hymn,
Praise. My Soul, the King of
Heaven", congregation; Offertory.
Mrs. Niven; Anthen, ‘God. the
All-Merciful" Heyser: Sermon,
Rev. O L. Smith: Benediction. Rev.
Smith and Postiude. Mrs. Niven.
Following the custom of former
years, this will be a one hour ser
vice, and the offering will be given
to the Volunteers of America.
Appropriatr music w ill feature
the Thanksgiving service* which
have been planned by the Sacred
Heart church for 7 a. m. Thursday,
according to Rev Father A. Lewis.
The Immaculate Concepcion church
mfU have four masses as follows;
6 30 7 00. 7:30 and 8 00 a m. Rev.
J. Rose, pastor, announces special
music and appropriate services.
The Lady of the Guadalupe
church will have Thanksgiving ser
vices at 7 a ni. Thursduv
they have Commumon mass and
in the evening at 7 30 o'clock when
special music will be featured ac
cording to Father Serodcs. pastor.
Rev R. O Mackintosh announces
Thanksgiving services for the
Church of the Advent at 10 a. m
when special hymns will be sung
and services will br conducted
Members of the First Church of
Christ. Scientist, corner of West
2nd and Elizabeth street, wall hold
their annua! Thanksgiving service
at 10 o'clock Thursday morning.
Dames Planned
Aside from the church services
entertainment in the form of
dances have also been scheduled
for Thanksgiving. The entertain
ment committee of B P O. E.
lodge of this city has issued invita
tions to a Thanksgiving dance Wed
nesday evening at the hall on 11th
street beginning at 9 30 p. m. and
ending at 1 30 a. m Music anil
be furnished by Eddy Warner's
Kansas City Night Hawks.
The Veterans of Foreign War:
are entertaining with a Thanks
giving dance in their hall at 1019
Elizabeth street over Wool worth
and are inviting their friends. The
V. F. W. Haymakers are to furnish
music for the occasion
Ladles of the Central Christian
church are serving a real old
fashioned turkey dinner from 12
to 2 o'clock Thursday at the church
Reservations are being made for
(Continued on Page Eight)
Vigilantes Close In On
Trio In Heated
Cun Battle
BOLEY. Okla . Nov. J3 ft- \
negro^hank president and three rob
bers. Two of them white men. were
shot to death today in a furious
gunfighi af^r the attempted rob
bery of a bank in this negro com
; All three robbers were riddled with
bullet* from the weapons of H C.
I McCormick, assistant cashier, vig
| names and officers. The battle be
gan as the robbers attempted to es
cape with cash grabbed up while all
three were in the bank
President Shot
J L McCormick, city marshal and
brother of the assistant cashier, led
the attack of the vigilantes. He kill
ed the Negro robber.
| C J. Turner, the president, was
shot after he set olf the alarm He
died en route to the Okemah clinic.
None of the robbers was immedi
ately identified.
W W. Riley, cashier; H C. M
Cci mick; Turner and several cti&to
Wpre *n the bank when th«
robbers entered after parking their
automobile on the side of the street
opposite the bank. During the bat
tle the car was literally shot to
The assistant cashier was forced
to enter the vault as the robbers
came in. When one of the bandits
threatened Turner. the assistant
cashier .shot him in the chest from
the vault.
Me** Volley
Meanwhile. Riley pleaded with the
other robbers, not to kill anybody. *
but the robbers, frightened, lost
their heads and threatened the offi
Then the negro robber emerged
from the bank and ran for the auto
mobile with a quantity of cash. He
ran into a volley of bullets and fell
dead near the car.
The third robber, a rather tall
white man. clung to Riley and in a
few m onds was shot dead, one
I bullet grazin'; Rilev's coat tail.
• "When I got outside. ’ Riley said,
•'there was a regular war; bullets
were flying in every direction and
the three robbers lay dead."
yeggs burn wav
SAN ANTONIO. Nov. 23. I —
Cracksmen employing an acetylene
torch burned their way through the
door of a steel vault in the First
National bank at Bandera. 40 mil*
northwest of here, burned through
the door of a new burglar prool sate
inside the vault, and escaped with
about $3,000 in cash last night.
The robbery was discovered th’s
morning when bank employes ar
med to open up They found a hole
in the vault door large enough for a
man to squeeze through and an
other hole in the door ot the safe rf
sufficient size to enable the robbers
to loot its contents.
three robbery
HOUSTON. Nov. ». V -Kills
county officers today left here with
three suspect* wanted m connection
with the si 806 burglary of the
First National Bank at Reagan.
Falls county, last Oct 30.
Officers here . .nd the three were
arrested on warrant* from Fn’K
county charging burglary and that
the visiting officers took the war
rants back with them.
San Benito Bank
Made Depository
The San Benito Bank A: Trust
Co. was made an additional coun
ty depository by the commission
ers' court at a meeting here Wed
nesday morning
The San Benito hank will pav
the regular interest rate of 177 *.«
£ paid bv the other two county
depositories, the state National
and Texas Bank Ac Trust Co. of
1 Brownsville
The order takes recognition o!
the fad that the San Benito bank
ha* ‘'cooperated fully with the
county in meeting county obliga
tions.' The San Benito Institution
has aided the county on several
occasions recently.
League Gets Frurther
Manchurian Debate
GENEVA. Nov. 23. <F — Further
debate on the intricate Manchurian
issue was up before the council of
the League of Nation* today *i*
members of the council privately
sought to settle important point*
in procedure.
It was the belief, generally that
the report soon would be referred
to the assembly's committee of 19.
which in turn would organize spe
cial consideration by the assembte.

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