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galley World Fair Exhibit Drive Will BeginMondayOverCameron County
With only one or two exceptions,
•very city and hamlet of Hidalgo
county lug accepted quotas toward
buikllng a Valley exhibit at Chi
cago. Hie exceptions will line up
within a week or 10 days, making
R % unanimous piece of co-opera
tion in raising the total budget for
Hidalgo county.
The Cameron county campaign
will be launched in earnest Mon
day with a meeting of Harlingen
business men and women at the
Woman's Chamber of Commerce
monthly luncheon. Preliminary
work has been done in Harlingen
by a prominent Valley woman who
had a prominent part in raising
Florida’s $250,000 World’s Fair
budget. This lady reports that of
the some scores of business men
interviewed, not one but who stated
he would support the project fi
nancially and morally. She stated
she had not found better spirit of
oo-operation anywhere than among
Harlingen business interests.
Hidalgo to Busy
Cities of Hidalgo county now
engaged In raising their quotas, or
which will start their campaigns
Monday, are Edinburg. Mission.
McAllen, Mercedes, Weslaco. Don
na, Pharr, Alamo, Elsa and Ed
couch. It is believed by the or
ganisations co-operating in this im
portant drive, that the major part
of the quotas will be raised by
February 10. Some of the cities
starting out this week already have
substantial starts toward their
If Cameron county responds as
unanimously as Hidalgo county, the
total Valley quota will be raised
within two weeks.
The Valley is just awakening to
the importance of this project after
four months of newspaper and
radio publicity and many talks be
fore civic clubs.
At a recent meeting of the Mc
Allen Chamber of Commerce it
was brought out that not a tourist
camp of that city, a vacant room
is available arid there are more
tourist camps in that city than any
four other cities of the Valley. It
was further stressed that the reve
nues received by business interests
from this source are a large factor !
in keeping some lines of endeavor i
on a going basis
Spend $3,000 Daily
Estimates based on statistics l
gathered place the minimum ex
penditure of tourists at $2 per day.
There are some 1.000 or 1.500 tour
ists now in the Valley, which means
a gross expenditure of from $2,000
to $3,000 per day. This is more
net money than is coming into the
Valley from any other source. Men ,
of vision predict that an artistic
display at the World's Fair, where ,
some 40,000.000 to 60.000 000 peo
ple will see it. will be the means
of bringing 100 visitors to the Val
ley where we now have one. You |
can visualise the net results of'
such an influx of people and the i
effect it will have on the business
of the Valley. Many of the po- |
tentia) visitors have money to in-!
vest in lands that are priced with- j
in reason. Staticians estimate ;
that there are more than seven |
billions of dollars in hoarded
money in the United States, await- j
ing a profitable avenue of invest- j
ment. The way to get at this
money is through a big dis- I
play of Valley products at the
World's Fair. At least this is one
of the reasons assigned by Califor
nia and Florida, for spending
$250,000 each in putting their prod
ucts before the vast numbers of
le who will attend the World’s
something drastic isn't done
to extend our citrus fruit markets
Ahere will be such a huge surplus
/this coming season, that there will
F be no outlet for it. Introducing
our fruit to millions who have {
never heard of such a place as the
Valley will do more to bring about
an extension of markets than any- j
thing that could be done, aside
from the regular marketing agen
Good PuMi< it y
Flondas winter resorts are en
joying splendid business in spite
of the alleged depression. They
are broadcasting this happy status
They have the business because
they have spent millions of dollars
in building it up. The V-Uey has
as a shining example, the -uccess !
of Florida and there is no reason
why we should not eventually en
joy such a profitable harvest as
well-to-do tourists and sportsmen.
T# is section of Texas is a sports
man’s paradise At the Valley ex
hibit. there will be shown all of
the varieties of game and iish
that are native to this country.
Sportsmen travel long distances to
enjoy their particu'ar love of thrills.
Predictions are made by men
who can visualize the value of a
Valley exhibit at Chicago that i
next winter will be the banner one 1
in the history of the .alley, from
the angle of net receipts, accruing
from such constructive publicity
of a national nature.
An in' Allrainfall is equal to 100
ton* o^/^rater to an acre. Twelve
incite* of snowfall equals one u.ch
Of tain.
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Flashing a big diamond ring these days, according to Hollywood re
ports. is Susan Fleming, above, the stage dancer who is getting along
in filmdom And the ring donor0 He's that strong silent man of the
slags and screen. Harpo Marx, the rumorists sav. Susan and Harpo
smiled, said nothing, when asked about it.
Mrs. McCormick s
Now Without Value
CHICAGO. Jau. 28. oP>—The es
tate of the late Edith Rockefeller
McCormick, once known as the
world’s richest woman, was report
ed by attorneys today to be prac
tically valueless at present market
prices. It was all in real estate proj
ects. Her vast holdings in Standard
oil, of which her father was found
er, have been sold, it was repotted.
Edwin O. Krenn, coniidanlc and
business advisor for the social lead
er, was disclosed to be living mod
Farmers ojierating trucks are
~dvised by Frank Hardm, Came
ron county tax collector, to take
out 1933 licenses before February
1 m view of an opinion received
by Hardin from I. G. Pliares.
chief of the slate highway patrol.
Some doubt as to whether li
censes were required for true to.
operated ui farming o pci a lions
has arisen due to Die Eugleman
case in Hidalgo county which is
:«ot yet settled, having been cat -
ried to the supreme court of the
Phare* opinion follows:
•In view ol the opinion ren
dered by the Court ol Criminal
Appeals and also m view of the
fact that the case decided on by
the 4th Court of Civil Appeals lias
ben appealed to the state supreme
court and is now pending before
that bodv. we believe that utiles*
trucks which are the property o.
farmers arc registered, that they
would be operating over the high
ways of this state in violation o:
the highway laws and after Fro.
1 they would be required to pay *>.
full year's registration fee ana
penalty in registering this equip
ment if they were ojierated on
the highways during Junaury o.
this year."
Scientists Hunt
Lost Civilization
In South America
WASHINGTON. Jan. 28. ,4’,—
Loti miiiet and ruined cities of a
prehistoric civilization that once
thrived in remote jungles of Hon
duras will be sought this winter
by a Smithsonian expedition.
The mam object of the search
will be inscriptions, said to be
carved on stone monuments of
the cities If readable they arc
expected to add a whole new
chapter to the story scientists
arc gradually reconstruct mg of
the empires that existed in Cen
tral America a thousand years
before Columbus.
The ruins, known only from re
ports of Indians and chicle hunt
ers, lie 300 miles south of the re
gion in Guatemala and Yucatan
where other scientists for years
have been exploring ruined cities
of the Mayan empire.
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body work or anything your car needs. Investigate this
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lastly despite his inheritance ol five
I twelfths of her estate.
Krenn's share of the estate was
insufficient to pay him $2,000 a
month for which the architect
agreed ‘a forfeit claim to his inhen
tance, his business partner, Edward
A. Dato. announced. The agreement
i has been voided.
"The money to pay Mr. Krona
$2,000 a month simply is not avail
able," Dato said. "He never did re
ceive any of the payments.
"There is a $500,000 mortgage on
Mrs. McCormick's Lake Shoie
Drive home. We can't rent the
house and the interest payments
must be- met. The home is a terrible
•Other big real estate holdings ot
the estate arc nou productive and
sources There is no cash on hand."
sourcesf. There is no cash on hand.’*
Only a recovery in real estate
values. Dato said, would restore the
eitaic to a profit-making basis.
Mrs. McCormick's holdings once
were valued at $40,000,000.
Claims against the estate have
used up more than the $1,032,000 ia
personal property, including a fa
mous collections of jewels, which
the daughter of John D Rockefell
er left on her death from cancer
last August.
Associates ol Mrs. McCormick
said she suffered personal lo^s
rather than injure her friend?* fi
nancially by dumping stock holdings
on the market when market values
began to decline. She had advise a
many of her friends to purchase
certain stocks, and if Mrs. McCor
mick sold her own large holdings
thr values would have dropped im
Mathers Case Dropped
—Janies H. Mathers. Oklahoma at
torney. was freed today of a charge
of receiving stolen property on /ie
state's motion.
The charge was dismissed bv
Justice of the Peace Carl Traub
during the attorney's preliminary
hearing and followed by a day the
dismissal of a similar charge against
his son. Janies C Mathers, also an
AUSTIN, Jan. 38. -lAV- Both
houses of the legislature were idle
today, the end of their third week's
work. Committees planned to
buckle down In earnest next week
to consider many governmental
proposals, including a gross re
ceipts sale tax and an income
The house yesterday engrossed a
bill that would repeal the law
making it necessary for persons
intending to marry to give three
days notice before licenses could
Rep. Hubbard Caven of Marsh
all said licenses in his county, on
the Texas-Louisiana line, had
dropped from 1.200 and 1.500 an
nually before the law was enacted
to 200 or 300 last year.
Minjr Attack Law
Rep. H M. Hankamer of El
Paso, on he Texas-Mexican bor
der. said the law had not oper
ated against “gin" marriages in
his section, because couples went
across into Mexico where they ob
tained a smueh gin as they wanted.
Rep. Olin Van Zandt of Tioga
joined the group seeking to strike
it down. H eargued that where
marriage ceremonies were carried
out m a couples home town, sanc
tity was added to the contract
The house debated, but did not
act, on a bill proposing to remove
the state board of pardons and
paroles from Austin to Huntsville,
scat ol the state prison system.
Proponents argued that presence
of the board near the peniten
tiary would aid prisoners who do
not have political pull or persons
on the outside interested in their
The house constitutional amend
ments committee has set for hear
ing on February 7 two proposed
constitutional amendments that
would repeal the existing prohibi
tion section of the constitution
and replace it with a section pro
viding for return of the local op
tion method of dealing with the
liquor question.
It was indicated that hearings
on the proposal would be filled
with action, since numerous groups
i have requested the opportunity ol
| being heard.
Judiciary Reforms
The constitutional amendments
committee sent to a sub-commit
tee a proposed amendment calling
lor extensive reforms in the ad
ministration set-up of the state
judiciary. Tlve committee indicat
ed a favorable vote on the amend
ment when a few of the minor de
tails of the proposed amendment
have been ironed out.
Rep. T. H. McGregor of Austin.
. uthor of the proposed amend
ment. estimated it would, if adopt
ed. save the state $1,750,000 an
nually in salaries and expenses.
McGregor's amendment proposed
establishment of a mne-judge su
preme court and a five-judge court
ol criminal appeals. The eleven
cours of civil appeals would be
abolished. District courts also
would be abolished and their
places taken by county courts
that would be given the powers
now vested in the district tribun
Man Draws 40 Years
LONGVIEW Jan. 28. — A
forty-year prison sentence w’as giv
en John S Allen by a jury which
convicted him of murder last
night for the shooting of Roy King
AUen. former operator of a
small laundry at Gladewater. was
alleged to have killed King, a
Gregg county farmer, when the
latter sought to evict him from his
Hi-Jacker Gets $7
CORSICANA. Jan. 28. (tP -
'Sweetie" Reed, operator of a sand
wich shop here, reported to police
this morning he was hijacked early
today by two armed negroes and
was relieved of S7.10 In cash.
Golden Eagle
Transcontinental Bus Lines
Have Made Their Service Available for
Valley Folks
is Valley Passenger Agent with Office in the
Madison Hotel Lobby, Harlingen
Phone 110
Golden Eagle lines are fast—make no local stops
—have big comfortable busses—free porter ser
vice—hot coffee.
These prices effective from Dallas: Los
Angeles, $19.75; Chicago, $11.50; St.
Louis, $10.00; Detroit, $14.00; Indianapolis,
$15.00; Pittsburgh, $23.50; New York,
Call and see us or phone for further information
Golden Eagle
Transcon'* ental Bus Lines
W. W. HOUSER, Valley Afent
Nifht Phone 405 Box 385 Day Phono 110
he:s a cleanup guy
As an infielder. Tony Piet, sensational rookie second baseman of the
Pittsburgh Pirates Iasi season, set the league on fire. But. avers Mrs.
Piet. Tony’s a demon at washing dishes, too The above intimate fam
ily scene, staged in the Piet headquarters in Pittsburgh, shows Tony,
apron and all, helping the little wife with the chores The Pirate
phenom is among the few in baseball ever to play 154 games in the
first sea.’>on under the big tent.
PARIS. Jan. 28 'The govern
ment headed by the veteran fight
er. Joseph Paul-Boncour, resigned
today a few hours after being over
thrown on a taxation issue by a
boisterous, shouting chamber of de
The Paul-Boncour cabinet fell at
dawn, lighting lor a balanced bud
get, with former Premier Edouard
Herriot vainly trying to rally sup
port. The vote was 390 to 193.
The fall of the 40-day-old gov
ernment. Finance Minister Heim
Cher on .said, would cost the coun
try $50,000 an hour and on Tues
day Paul-Boncour. who will carry
on current business, or his succes
sor. must ask for February credits
on the basis of a million and a
quarter dollars daily d-licit.
Pres. LeBrun summoned the
presidents of the senate and cham
ber. Leo Blum, leader of the social
ist party which caused the over
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Modern Sheik
With Harem
Runt Into Trouble
MEXICO CITY, Jna. 28 ^>P»—
Generosity to the fair sex was
Armando Ortiz's ruination, police
said today, as they accused him
of sup(X>rting a wife and 18 girl
friends by brazen theft*.
He gave each of them a separ
ate home, police declared, and
in his desire to make them com
fortable his thefts grew bolder
and bolder until finally . he was
captured attempting a partic
ularly audacious one.
Each of the 18 friends receiv
ed a stolen radio, his wife told
authorities. Impartiality was
Ortiz’s motto. To prevent Jeal
ousy he called at each household
at stated intervals. If he paid
his visit to one girl at noon on
a certain day. then the next
week he would appear at 2 p. m..
and so on in rotation.
throw. Herriot. and other leaders
for consultations.
The 59-year-old premier, who hart
been war minister under his pie
decessor. Edouard Harriot lost h’s
post because the party with waten
he formerly was affiliated, the so
cialists. deserted him. _
Crop Prospects
for 1933
Some crop that will be grown in the Valley this year is go
ing to bring the grower a nice profit. No one can tell now
what the crop will be; after it is over, we are all |>ng to
wish we had planted some of it.
The best thing we can dc is to suggest that you plant a
variety of crops, have some of everything; spray or dust to
protect them from insects and plant diseases; grow fine
quality vegetables, offer only the best for sale.
Crops planted now will make choice vegetables when the
earlier ones have passed their prime.
Seed Corn
Sudan Grass
Cotton Seed
Beans Tomatoes
Okra Beets
Dusting Sulphur
Bordeaux Mixture
Calcium Arsenate
Tomato Dust
Potato Dust
Groves & Co.
Corner 11th & Adams Sts.
Phone 1290
etc Advertising Jervice |
DIRECT jjiBT ust
mTI. ffconsult ft
Harlingen, Jhxos. I
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‘Lifer’ Shot Dead
lie Henderson, convict "lifer” here
at the Central State prison farm,
was shot to death yesterday by H.
H. Pierce, a guard. Capt Buck
Flanagan, in charge of the farm,
said today'.
Flanagan said Sergeant R. J.
Parker, unarmed at the time, was
attempting to akl Henderson in
some work on a fence, and that
the convict attacked the sergeant
with a hammer.
General Motors
Hires More Men
NEW YORK. Jan. at. (6^—Gen
eral Motors corporation announced
today that the number of ita em
ployes In the United States in
creased 12.642 in December. This
was the fourth consecutive month
ly gsln. The rise during that in
terval was 36.375 and although It
was a seasonal movement, the in
crease was larger than in the same
four months of 1931
Announcing— j
1 The opening of the J
! Valley Machine & Mfg. Co. !
| Manufacturers of j
j Coulter Duplex Air Cleaner ]
I We are prepared to do
| t \ fT 1 - '•
i General Machine Work
figg j
PHIL R. MOYLE, Foreman
For sixteen years in the Valley as mechanic, (
engineer and latheworkcr '
Our prices are in harmony with present condition*
Paredes Line Road
Phone 220
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financial success in life, great or small
—is based upon bank accounts.
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