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Broacway. 4 m ■■■■—IMM 11 ■ — — The Valley And Its Railroads As old as the Valley itself is the struggle of this sec tion to secure transportation. At first it was really that, a sight to secure trans • portation facilities that would really transport in line with modern conditions. Most of us know how Brownsville raised a sizable cash bonus to bring the old St. L. B. & M. into this sec tion and all of us know' how the fight which has been waged in recent years, especially, to secure water trans portation for this section. For which the coming of the railroad came new trans portation problems. On account of the vast arid wastes, non-productive of any business, that lay between the Valley and the Cor pus Christi area, the St. L. B. & M. was allowed by law to impose a differential, (to all intents and purposes a surcharge) on all freight coming into or going out of the .Valley between Robstown and the Valley. When first levied this differential was a fair recom pense to the road, of later years it has become a curse to shipper and to fruit and vegetable grower. So greatly has the tonnage produced by this section tion increased that another road has been allowed by the Interstate Commerce commission to build into the Valley, the federal commission taking the peculiar attitude that there is enough business here for two railroads on the one hand and on the other hand saying in effect that there is so little business that the railroads are entitled to a bonus for serving us. We believe we are correct in saying that the offi cials of the railroads themselves know’ that the Robstown differential must be removed to enable Valley shippers and growers to meet outside competition which is not ham strung by exorbitant freight rates. The railroads, however, have taken the attitude that they will not move this freight rate surcharge until they are forced to remove it, and the logical outcome is the “short haul” answer now being put into effect by Valley shippers. Probably in no part of the United States does there exist a more friendly relationship than obtains here be tween railroads and their customers, between railroads and the general public. We, like our railroads, are proud of them, and our railroads seem to like us. But—it is written in the skies and in the minds of the customers of the railroads that the Robstown differ ential must be removed. Poor Relief—In Church The Rev. August E. Johansen, rector of the Bedford (Mich.) Congregational church, has a good idea. No longer will the plate be passed around for col lections each Sunday morning. Mr. Johansen figures that it ia wrong to embarrass worthy parishioners who, in these days of financial stringency, are unable to contribute. Therefore, contributions to the church will be made pri vately hereafter. Comment being needless, we pass this on to our pastor readers. It may offer the hint to more affluent church goers that their contributions are more urgently needed now than ever before. New York _Letter Salty Paradox NEW YORK—Notes on nothing in particular and everything in gen eral. John Masefield. England's poet-laureate now visiting these shores, has written his loveliest and best known verses about the sea. He has sung the "sea urge" and of returning to tall masts and ship's wheels ... But fact is, he al most always gets sea-sick and hesi tates to make long trips by water .. • • • News of the Cohans And one of the more interesting new year's tidings on Broadway concerns the decision of George M. Cohan, Jr., to give his theatrical talents a try . . . Thus, it is assured that the grand old “Yankee Doodle line ’ will not vanish from the stage . . . For a couple of years, there has been uncertainty and varied ru mors . .. Gearge Jr. has been grow ing up ... He is nearing 20 ... At school he has shown a tendency to veer toward engineering . . . George Sr., while sentimentally hoping to keep the famous old Four Cohan clan going, has never used any pres sure. leaving things to time. Meanwhile, he saw to It that liis son grew up with nimble feel . . . So. when the next summer vaca tion arrives, George Jr. will make his bow as an actor in one of the resort stock companies of Maine . . . And the tale goes that the son insists on playing those roles which made the name of Cohan synony mous with Broadway for many a year . .. Such as ,,45 Minutes From Broadway’ and 'Little Johnny Jones." . . . George Sr. had taken to the road with a new play and was joined over the holiday period by his st n ... It is then, so go the stones, that an agreement was reached . . . m m m Some Other Sons Young Cohan is one of several sons of the theater to step forward during the year ... Owen Davis, Jr., made his bow by collaborating wi'h his play-writing father on "The Good Earth" . . . Practically all the Barrymores and Oolts arrived either on the stage or screen . . . The sons of both Gallagher and Shean teamed up in an act based on the old Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean" idea . . . The two Chaplin lads have been trotted out. only to steps into parental legal squabble*. • • • Broadway Bartering That pretty maid seen about these nights with Jack Dempsey is June Gale, of the Gale Sister act . . . But theres nothing serioi*,. they say . . . Alma McMahon, actress, gets many of her stage adornments from the Orchard Street pushcart ped dlers. because ahe loves to bargain with them and rummage through their trinkets. Speaking of bargaining, recalls that the "swapping" idea now has spread even to the elite night spots . . . The other evening the Place Pigalle, one of the swankier resorts, allowed customers to swap sigcii Christmas presents as they didn't want . . . And did they want to gtt rid of the Santa Claus loot? . . . • • • Dreams Come True Boyhood dreams sometimes do materialize on Broadway . . . Take George Haight and Allan Scott . . . They were boyhood playmates in Arlington. N. J. . . . Went to the same grammar school and romped in the same sand-lots . . . When college came, they went in differ ent directions, but they had several plays as good as written right then and there . . . Years went by and found them both in the Broadway belt, following different theatrical trails . . . But they did get together on "that play" and "that play" is " Goodbye Again," which looks like a laugh hit. r—---—-. 1 Quotations We can junk one-half of It • football under 1932 rules > and still have more left than is suf ficient for a college game. —Oilmour Dobie, head football coach. Cornell University. • • • Perhaps we Americans are over looking our indebtedness to im migrants when we practically ck*e our doors to them. —Miss Margaret Ferguson, secre *7 of,t*ie Y w C. A. Inter nationa] Institute. Out Our Way.By Williams f *fW OEtP \ I snow SMooe SA\JtO VuN \ FROM A ©AO i \JFA\A. ,\cv<. / / HA\»4T D»<=> \ ' DEtP, m^Tom Conuv— 1 lse P0UV.EO1/ "fWE. POUUKlOr DEEP m I Once Over MIDWINTER FOOTBALL TALK Football coaches at their mid winter meeting admitted the game has become so intricate today that even the players have to get the Sunday papers to find out what happened. • • • There Is at last a definite feel ing that the game should be shift- | ed back to the days of simple foot ball when at least the referee knew what was going on. • . • College football has reached a point where it could be placed un- i der the dead languages department ' for the simple reason’ that it has become Greek to everybody con cerned. • * • It has been a well known fact for years that the spectators have been completely in the dark, but the speeches at the recent meeting of coaches in New York was the first admission that the players i were also present but not voting. • • • The only point generally under- I stood is that the game Is played with a police whistle. • • • Nobody except the ruies commit teemen knows all the rules govern- i ing those gridiron classics and they ] aren't any too positive. • • • The referee and umpire gave up i trying to master them about four I years ago. A football official In a modern college game is In the posi tion of a master of ceremonies at a riot in the Polish Corridor. • • • •ootbal] was orginally a gamt. j which students could play without the least danger of a mental col lapse. Any injury they sustained was physical Today a boy can de velop amnesia during the spring practice. • • • The original idea was to toss a football to 22 boys and see which side could get it between two given points in the most workman-like manner. In those days it was be lieved that football and pleasure could mix. • • ■ Now it has become a sport for parliamentarians. Many a great prospective punter has been ruined bv his inability to master Articles I VI to IX. Section 107-B. including the last minute amendments. • • • The coaches are now' declaring i they want to get back to fundamen tals. And the public is with them It would be grand If the cash customers could follow the general i plot and know whether the win ning score was made by a touch- | down, a sacrifice fly or a carom off the eight ball. Our Own Ten I’glieal Word* 1.—No. 2—Stop. 3. — Rent. 4. —Polks. 5. - Listen. 6. —Bill. 7. —Balance. 8. —Artichoke, 9 —Slice. 10—Divot. Yale has named as Its new foot ball coach a man who showed Mex ico City how to play American foot ball. Now if he can show New Hav en. all will be well. Elmer Twitchell. commenting on that plan to substitute electrical energy for money, says he lost all his money the other day in a run on the power house. Daily Health l_ T<d* _ If the ladies think (osmctics are something new. they have another guess coming. The word itself is de rived from a Greek word meaning | to decorate or to adorn.” And not only did the Greeks have a word for it.'but the Egyptians as well. No doubt, the use of cosmetics, perfumes and aromatics played a most important part in the lives of these ancient peoples. Dr. Char les Lerner has made a study of their knowledge. A manuscript written in Egypt 1200 years before the Christian era. gives numerous recipes for beauty which were in vogue thousands of years ago The hair dyes mention ed includes “dried tadpoles from the canal” crushed in oil. and also “tortoise shell and the neck of the gabgu bird” boiled m oil. This Egyptian manuscript men tions remedies for moles, treat ments for gray hair, remedies for baldness and hair dyes; and after all these thousands of years, people still search for remedies of this character. Hope springs eternal in the bald-headed men's breast. • • • The Egyptian lady of 4000 years ago had a dressing table with Just about as many fancy mirrors and little jars filled with all sorts of colored creams and pastes as the lady of today. She used to shape her eyebrows and tip her eyelashes Cleopatra had 15 different kinds of perfume. It was customary in ancient Egy pt to dress the hair every 10 or 12 days, just as today the common people get along with a hairwave once In two months. The Roman women tried as many silly prescriptions as are offered to the credulous adolescents of our country. They used to put on their faces bread and milk poultices to soften the skin They would rub their bodies 1th creams, and be lieved implicitly in the whitening virtues of the milk of the she-ass; and in those days the Roman satir ists like Martial were Just as caus tic as the skeptical men of today. It is s< that Galen, one of the fathers of modern medicine, who lived about 1800 years ago. develop ed the first formula for cold cream consisting of four ounces of white wax and a pound of oil of roses mixed with some water and per fume. Today, the manufacturers of coe metlcs offer not only the cold cream that Galen described, but also thickening creams foundation creams, vanishing creams, and doz ens of others in little white boxes with brass lids, which make a quar ter's worth of cold cream so artsto- I cratic that It i« saleable at S3. I ___J ^ _ BEGIN HERE TODAY SHEILA SHAYNE. whoa* par es ta were well kaewa eaadertlle •atartalaers. Is la New York look lap far a Joh. Shelia la a daaeer. Alter aiach dlaroarapeaiaat aha la hired te aabatltato fee DAISY GLEASON, aaether daaoer. who has apralaed aa aakle. While re bearslap at JOE PARIS’ sea# •hep Sheila aieeta TREVOR LANE aad DICK STANLEY, rich aad socially promises!. Dick antes Laae to taelade Sheila la the propraw of eatertalaaieat at a party he Is plying. Sheila de rllaea bat Dick eoaira to the the ater later sad persaades her to eoaie. At the party ahe aieeta aereral celebrities, laeladlap GORDON MANDRAKE, well kaewa e re dace r. She seen Dick freantatly darlap the aezt few daya and he tells her Maadrake la latereated ta her aad to polap to oRer her a part la a play. However. Maa drake does aot do so. Preaeatly Dalay Gleason U able to daaee apsis aad Sheila Sada hemelf oat of a Job once more. NOW' GO ON WITH THE STORY CHAPTER XII OHEILA reached home one after noon after a fruitless round of agents* offices weary, hot. yet with that unmistakable feeling that sooner or later something pleasant was going to happen. Could it be that Dick was back and had telephoned? Dick bad been out of town for some time, writing Sheila a careless line now and then. She descended into the odorous, tidy kitchen which was Ma s lair, only to find it empty. The kettle on the cold stove was dead. Cur tains blew on the mild breeze full of dead heat at the window. Care fully washed milk bottles stood in an orderly row. The clock ticked importantly. Sheila sack into a chair and fanned herself with her hat. Mi Lowell was “down the block" probably, seated in a rocker In someone's back yard, idly and In nocently gossiping. Times were slack in summer among theatrical rooming bouse keepers. . But Ma always left a pitcher of iced tea in the refrigerator and. pouring herself a glass, Sheila lingered gratefully. Then suddenly she spied It. A' scrap of paper propped against the sugar bowl on the red check ered table. A telephone message, a nickel carefully placed in a prominent spot lest Sheila might not hsTt the change. Dear Ma! She knew that lack ot a nickel could spell downright disaster! • • • rpHE note read: “Sheila call Mr. * Mandrake at Bryant 0025. It may be a job.—Ma.” Ma had taken messages before. Scrawled in the corner, as an afterthought. Sheila found. “Must of phoned around 2:30." ( It was hardly *:30 now. If Mandrake wanted to see her that afternoon she bad time to reach his office even allowing a talf hour in which to freshen up. She was trembling as the nickel [chimed in the pay telephone in the street floor hall. Sheila gave the Bryant cumber without look ing at the paper in her hind. , Early in the season she bad mem orized It. "Mr. Mandrake’s office? This 1* Miss Shayne calling. I bare a message asking me to phone." The telephone operator s voice sounded aloof. noncommittal. "Paine? What do you want to talk to Mr. Mandrake about!” Sheila frowned unhappily. This ! seemed a bad omen. The entire office should, she felt, have been electrified to receive her call. "Shayne!" ahe repeated pa tiently. "Sheila Sbayne. Mr. Man drake called me an hour ago.” After an Interminable strr.tcb of heart beats and telephone clicks another more decisive click sound ed in the receiver. A voice. • • • T>UT it was not Mandrake. It was a woman’s voice, clipped and haughty this time, asking what Sheila wanted. “Mr. Mandrake called me at about 2:30 and asked me to call. This Is Sheila Shayne speaking." There was a silence. “Mr. Mandrake was In confer ence from two until three,” the voice announced as if that settled the matter. Roses to reacn great | producers are not uncommon and It is a secretary’s business to keep such calls away from her em ployer. • The—the time may be wrong," Sheila stammered. "But that was the message I received—** "Sorry!" This time the voice dismissed her. "Mr. Mandrake has gone for the day." The con nection severed sharply. In a daxe Sheila hung up the receiver. Whatever the chance that bad dangled before her for a brief In •taat. she had lost It. Lost It by a few hours, while making use less rounds among useless agents! "Well." Sheila thought, trying to laugh. "1 wanted a shampoo and I can wash m> hair now." But it wasn't funny—losing the chance of a Job with Mandrake. No matter ho* she tried. Shelia conldn t persuade nerseir tnai it was. Flitting downstairs, she lighted the re* under the water tank, waited 15 minutes, turned It off and flitted upetairs again with an armful of towels The neit hour she devoted to aplasniag. rubbing and rinsing her daik hair dill-1 gently. Outside the bathroom on the second floor was a root. Ma al lowed an occasional roomer to sit there on a chair taken from the bathroom a. d view the beauties of a dozen backyards while re cently shampooed hair dried In the wind or hosiery fluttered from a tins. Shelia belonged to the elect and she clambered through the window. Her hair, already half-dried, curled in tight ringlets about her forehead. • • • npHE telephone rang, sharply. In sistently. There was no one else In the housfr—unless that young man who had Just taken the parlor floor had come In. Another sharp peal sounded. “Gee. I hate to go down there Just to tell someone that Miss Bell ISO l uerw muj - grumbled- Miss Bell *m a popu lar young woman who had recent ly departed and for whom the telephone rang constantly. Of course It couldn’t be a mes saga for Sheila hersalf. Dick never called In mid-afternoon. Phil Short was away. An agent wouldn’t call at such an hour. But there was no help for It. Shells would cave to answer. •'Hello,** shr said Indifferently. Then her face changed, bright ened. It was Mandrake hlm.e't whose voice she heard. "Mlse Shayne?” the voice fcald. •’This Is Mandrake speaking. 1 called you this aft ernoon—from the club. You weren't In.** •’Ob. Mr. Mandrake! Shell* felt auddenly week, ber throat dry. *‘l saw you et Lane's the other night,” the man went on. (He bad seen ber fully three month* ago but that didn't r atter.) ”1 liked those songs you sang. Clever. I vender If we couldn’t get to gether on a part for ny new ebow?” There va* a pause. Mandrake teemed to be welting for her to speak. —i—that would be fine, Mr. Mandrake.” ••You aren’t signed. X take It? ( If you aren’t I’d like to talk to you thia evening. Let me aee”— there was a pau?e—“it’* five now. We both have to eat. Why not have dinner together? Suppose 1 ■end my car for you at sevenV" Sheila drew a deep breath. “Thank you ao much. I’d love to go." ‘Til bring a contract along and we ll talk it over. If we can com* to terma I'd like you to go Into rehearsal tomorrow.” Sheila hunr up the telephone tn a daze. Mandrake—a job—and rehearsal tomorrow! Oh, could II all be true? (To Be Contained) VALLEY SCOUTS 1 MEET JAN. 21 | MERCEDES. Jan 17,-The pro gram for the Sixth Annual meeting of the Lower Rio Grande Valley council, Boy Scouts of America h<?s been completed, according to W. Ed Perry of Mercedes, chairman of ’he committee on arrangements. The meeting begins Saturday. Jan. 21. In the senior high school in Mercedes, with Floyd Swallow of Alamo, presi dent of the council presiding Group meetings will be held when the various departments will dis cuss the years record, and form plans for the coming year At b c - clock the groups will hold a joint meeting when final reports are giv en by all committee chairmen. The following program has been arranged for the 6:30 dinner at the high school cafeteria. Assembly. W C. Gilbert. P.ay mondvillc. presiding. Invocation. Scoutmaster O E Sanden. La Ferta Colors presented. Asst. Scoutmas ter Paul Law. Mercedes. Dinner service Cello and Cornet numbers. Prof. Otto Miller. Mercedes • The Boy's Side of the Picture." Eagle Scout Carl Griffin. La FVri.v •'The Bugler," Eagle Scout I May berry. Mission. ‘ How the Ten Year Growth Pro gram Affects Mothers and Daugh- I ters." Mrs. Lake Fan* Card, Mu* • Selling Mr. Jones," Scouts and former scout*. Awarding of Eagle Badges and Palm*. W. Ed Perry. Mercedes. Awarding of Training Awards. Dr R. E. Utley, Harlingen. Awarding of Silver Beaver Awards, Floyd Swallow. Alamo. •Scouting Tomorrow." Rev. J. D. Boren, Weslaco. Announcement of Troop Nation al Award*. F W. Halstead. Miso.on. Election of officer* for 1933. Introduction of officers. Movie Sidelights CAPITOL Immediately upon the heel* o! the most amazing international financial swindle in modern busi* ness history comes First Nation als dramatic picture, ‘Tne Match King,” showing Tuesday and Wed nesday at your Capitol. Browns ville. paralleling in screen drama the astonishmg story one m«ns skillful manipulation of matches into a colossal bubble that broke onh when general business de pression revealed the crookedness of the financial machinations. Seldom has the screen offered a more dramatic subject than "The Match King, ' played by Warren William. Lily Damita. Glenda Farrell. Juliette Compton and Claire Dodd all share in the wearing of gorgeous gowns created for this picture. Hardie Albright. Harold Huber. Spencer Charters and numerous others were all selected for their roles with particular care. QUEEN A cast of compelling screen personalities, coupled with an unusual murder mystery from the pen of the increasingly popular Tiffany Thayer, makes ‘Strangers of the E\enmg.‘ the Tiffany pic ture which shows Tuesday and Wednesday at the Queen one of the outstanding murder mysteries of the year. Zasu Pitts in her never failing, mournful comedy; Lueien Iattle field as the happy gentleman who has last his memory And with It his name; Harold Waldrldgr as the frightened undertaker, assistant; and Eugene Pallette and Francis Savles the two bewildered detec tives. furnish a riot of comedy that lifts this murder story from any chance of becoming morbid. Minam Seeg&r and Theodor von Eltz are m the romantic leads RIVOI.I—SAN BENITO Starting Tuesday, the Rivoll at San Benito offers bargain nights every Tuesday and Wednesday with admission prices of 5. 10 and 15 cents -We are going to give the people of the Valley the best attrac tions that money Can buy. at these bargain prices.'' manager Brady said Tuesday. Our first offering on Tuesday and Wednesday, a powerful southern epic. "The Cabin in the Cotton." with Richard Barthelmeis. ! Dorothy Jordon and Bette Davit, i The romance of this story is set THE GROWTH OF PUBLIC RESPONSIBILITY 1928 1032 against a background of cotton fields where the planter, the shire cropper. the negro and the • noor whites’ work out their lives and destinies. TONIGHT t BEECH NUTS sensational new drama of the SOUTH SEAS • A gripping story • BROADWAY , ALL STAR CAST • ADVENTURE . ROMANCE . TRAVEL . A THRILL A MINUTE . DON'T MISS IT! 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