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Rails rallied slightly today al though trading as a whole was quiet and fluetustions narrow. Re ports on several dividends due today were awaited by traders. roart nifi yea*—n«. iso Brownsville, texas, Tuesday, January si, 19ss eight pages today sc a copy 1IN OUR VALLEY nw m Humr am if UdL wa * W IW j 4 MIMTKDEF. ■idea K:>un> cam be «rr>d m • buiaiw. br crtthd dw, at by au rt bath the rcu ■-?» err » ■ bethf hurt by (hr _ fcan am the one *»na at the raorcadt tj at urn dil l'll camtcnbea oo: 4 bar accrbet actmUaa:| and Mltt it h*rtkr to aril 1U ,iro jl » banc t. *n. am the ot. in IF-* By the U> lh* •a >4 aft lary» :mi »e are ututi' •a wwce aw product, chip it cud aaB ml. 4 » beta* hurt is both 4de» 'by taw Isittur -at <.a:a«otuta: tn.u. a» aaany odtmi'^ 4 4 OOHUail' MR. BALDWIN m Lilt fib Br»*„ and shipper* 0 to a; reah :r.„* hu*j iLii thing <»ut of the E> pr^<d to se’tf oi* the i4tn*. flH|HpBading . pma ed tor year*:. • • • JsAT-tP JOB "r HL of the R P C. unetn fuMli atll remain ui 0 ha* been announced — — ■nm* pgrase* u> at comx. rce by the local ■ o! the ^ar ■ G -made work*' pro ■ TrxMh Rav Ire of the South Texas at Commune*. has dene abk job. taken a. W the fcutfcer-ups and art raonemsMSed for all sec of in the var rTcaas commun ties at work x charge of the ! ■_.1 Imho been on tt* fOb in fine style i tha* Oos Ferguson fit to coct.nue the already I • • RACKETS. THF tap and girls are cer 1 llto the Valley B—’he somethin* ! oeo goto* to net i Y« ore fi ne to pet the no;h Aai «ta m addition. have con * f ♦ ********* •*♦*♦*♦*’ Auto License Time Extension Movement Afoot TRAFFIC BODY OKEHS HOUSE PAYMENT BILL Body Quits Work For Day But wednesday Action Looms AUSTIN Jan 31. J*,—The o»>m suttee on highway* and motor! trail* of the bean* of the Texa^ ; jegfeuMtuxe toda. voted a unanui- ! ou» favorable report to a bill to ex- I tend he time for payment of moto vehicle registration fees until March I. Midnight Wednesday The bill originally proneed for a 90 day extension during which motor vehicle* could be opt rated on ■ 19X3 license plates. Otodrr the present law. opera tor* of motor vehicles that are not registered before mkh.ich: toror iw eight are subject to penalties and interest* if thev dnve their vehicles without new registration plate*. Hum* Quit*. Work It an* pointed out by Rep H. L. McKee of Port Arthur, one of the author* of the bill, that the state would receive many timet the t i - enur it wou*d reahze from. the pen alties and merest on delinquent motor vehick operators through tne pajment of the state gasoline tax by those who were jjerm.itted to operate another 30-days without taxing out a licenes. A movement was on foot to rush the bill through both houses of the legislature However, action will b«“ dealved at least until tomorrow, the house haring adjourned for tne day. New Job Relief Data Prepared Managers of the San Benito and Browmnlle Chambers of Com merce. whose efforts during the past Baw months have secured approxi mately 190,000 for unemployment j relief work in Cameron county ne tow preparing their estimates and data tor applications for relief in March and April. O. C. Richardson of Browns wile, and J. E Bell of San Benito will start the survey work *his week, and will present a detailed report along with iheir apphra* on for funds for continued relief. Beautification, in the form of paini planting and other such work it the principal project being ear ned out with the funds, with some being spent on levee repairs, as in nothern Cameron county. The application will be sent to Ray Leexan. manager of the South Texas Chamber of Commerce j mho handles the funds for south Texas. Temporary Hiccoughs Cessation Rep or ted BEAUMONT Jan. 31 - Ph> today reported a temporary cessation o: recurrent attacks o! htcoughs with which H h. Rob c:t* ol Ja.Sj)cr has been afflicted :o: eight days and reported his tend'.ion as improved. He has been beseiged w.th let ters telegrams and telephone calls t .lining remedies. Among them vere Drir.k pineapple mice. drink a sunt of milk while holding fingers in the ears, drink sage tea or orange or prickly pear juice. Ranch Hand Slain SAN ANGELO. Jan. 31—/?}— Altos Armen trout, ranch hand on the Tom Henderson ranch in Schleicher county, was shot and kiilad on the ranch last night. Tom Henderson drove to Eldurado and gave himself up to the sheriff. H< waived preliminary hearing and bond was being set this morn ing. No intimation as to the cause of the trouble was learned. Robbers Shoot Man TEXARKANA. Ark.. Jan. 31—<P) —J. R. Hamm. 37. Miller countv farmer, was shot in the right arm by one of three men who stopped him on a highway near Garlana City about midnight. He was left on the roadside when the men found he had no money but was brought to a hospital here by another man who was walking along the road. *ED SLAIN DIKING HITLER PROTEST BERLIK. Jan. 31. GH A—com munist mus killed in Breslau to-iay and two* national socialists were subbed in a street fight precipitat ed by a communist demonstration •gainst th* Hitler government. Bacteria Found In Meteors BERKELEY. Calif., Jan. 31. —A possible clue to two of science's oldest riddles—how did life originate and does it exist outside the earth?—was seen today in the report of Dean Charles B. Lipman, University of California plant physiologist, that he had found living bacteria in meteors. Prof. Lipman said he found microscopic forms of life in ihe interior substance of aerolites after taking every possible pre caution to make certain any life he found came from the outer reaches of space and not fron the earth. His latest discovery is a more startling corrollary to his report last year of finding bacteria which had apparently lived for millions of years in coal and petroleum buried deep within the earth. FARM LOANS CHIEFS HIT Blame For Applications Refused Laid To ‘Inefficiency’ • Special to The Herald) WESLACO. Jan. 31—Chamber of commerce secretaries from .nos: Hidalgo county cities, and some in Cameron county gathered here last night at the call of S. M. Patter son, local secretary, and voiced dis approval of the manner in which farm loans from the Agricultural Credit corporation in Houston are being handled. The secretaries censured J. A Hollingsworth of San Benito, a di rector in the organization, and L B. Mayer of San denito. regional appraiser, as being •'inefficient and clumsy." in the administration of this business. A record of all loans applied for and their disposition was filed with Patterson, showing 592 applica tions and 66 loans already made, except those in Brownsville, wh-ch made no report and took no part in the meeting. San Benito had 27 of the 66 1 ".ns. The secretaries announced local meetings of larmers. bankers, and others Friday night of this wrek to discuss the matter. HOLLINGSWORTH IS NOT ON SALARY (Special to The Herald* SAN BENITO. Jan 31—J. A. Hollingsworth. San Benito business man. who was censured at the chamber meeting in Weslaco yes terday in connection with farm loans, ;s not a sal A?d employe of the R F- C. He is a member of the board cf directors of the organization. He has made several trips to Hous ton in connection with Valley loans. L. B. Mayer of San Benito is a salaried employe of the Agricul tural Credit corporation. He is re gional appraiser. It is his busine-s to makp recommendations on Val ley applications and send the n on to Houston o the district board. The local men. previously ques tioned about delav in getting loans, said the delay was due to failure to furnish correct mortgages, re leases, and other such papers. Ambush Slaying . Trial Under Way 'Special to The Herald) EDINBURG. Jan. 31—The trial oi Antonio Zamora, indicted for murder in connection with the ambush slaying of Francisco Ra mon. got under way here this morning Ramon was shot and killed the night of January 6 as' he was walking along the Military high wav near Mercedes. The state introduced a tong string of witnesses. including Border Patrolman John Pace. Mrs. Francisco Ramon, the slain mans widow. Jcse Cavazos. C. G. Per sonius and Chief Deputy Mike Man ah an of Edinburg. Murder Charged LUBBOCK. Jan. 31.-4A*— A charge of murder was filed against Paul Mitchell. 24. of Amarillo here today in the slaying of Robert Tharp, 25. in an attempt to hold up a grocery here October 15. Sheriff Tbm Abel said Mitchell was arrested Monday in Kingsville. Kleberg county, by Chief of Pol ice J S. Searbough. as a result of a signed statement made last Thursday in Amarillo by a mar. held as an accomplice in the hold up attempt. A third man was sought. ICC PROMISES DIFFERENTIAL RATES STUDY Quick Action Seen In Letter To Sen. Sheppard “Every possible effort is being made and will be made to expedite a decision" by the Interstate Com merce commission in the Valley’s differential case, according to a letter from George B. McGmty, secretary of the commission, to Sen. Morris Sheppard. The letter, written in response to an inquiry from Sen. Sheppard, following receipt of a telegram from the South Texas Shippers association, points out that the commission has no authority to require carriers to reduce rates except in a formal proceeding. McGmty s letter follows: “Rates on Vegetables from Southwest Texas to Northern Mar kets: 'Hoa. Morris Sheppard, “United States Senate. “My Dear Senator: “I have your letter of January 14, enclosing a telegram dated January 13, from the Southwest Texas Shippers association, which relates to rates on vegetables iron, southwest Texas, it is stated that on account of the present very low prices of vegetables, growers in that territory are unable to ship cabbage and other vegetables. Tne telegram goes on to refer to dif ferential rates now before the com mission in Docket 13535 and allied cases. Before discussing the cast Itself, some general comments ap pear pertinent. You are, no douot, familiar with the fact that follow ing the Commission’s decision re quiring reductions in rates on de t iduous fruits from Pacific Coast territory to eastern points, using the so-called Hoch-Smith resolu tion as its authority, the Supreme Court enjoined the decision and held that said resolution did not materially, if at ail. change exist ing law and that the commission had no right to do more than to prescribe reasonable maximum rates on agricultural commod’ties and could not give preference to those commodities where the facts and circumstances were the sam,1. Consequently, it is clear that the commission's power to prescrioe rates goes no farther than to orc ver.t the carriers from collecting charees which are unreasonable or which place certain shippers at disadvantage to others or othe: i wise are in violation of some pa ticular section of the Interstate , Commerce Act. The commission has (Continued on Page Five) _ California Snow Takes 11 Lives SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 31. 'JPh j The toll of lives in the blizzard I swept far west stood at 11 today as winter continued to threaten ei iorts to rescue hundreds of per sons marooned in mountain regions. I In northern California two deaths were added to the number of known victims since the senes of storms started 18 days ago. Another wan derer perished in Nevada. 5 Men, 2 Women Held In Robbery HOUSTON. Jan. 31. i.P>—Five men and two women were In cus tody of officers today in connec tion with the SI.750 robbery of the First National bank at Cleveland. Tex., as the Liberty county grand i jury called twc witnesses before it Two women, arrested in Beau mont yesterday were held in the Liberty county jail, as was one man. Two other suspects were held in Louisiana and two arrested at Conroe, in the Harris county jail. ^ Brownsville Woman’s Father Dies at S. A. Mrs. H T. Underwood and J. R Melliff have gene to San Antonio tc attend the funeral of their fath er. J E. Melliff. Word of the death was received here Monday Mrs. Underwood recently moved tc Brownsville. MILLER WIN'S SLIT AGAINST TOM MIX ERIE. Pa.. Jan. 31. (iP—A jury today awarded Zack T. Miller. Ok lahoma rancher and showman, $66. 000 damages against Tom Mix. movie cow-puncher. Miller alleged Mix broke a con tract to appear with Millers 101 ranch show and sued for $342,000. Two years ago a Jury awarded Mill er $90,000 but the case was appealed and a new trial granted. FLAPPERS—! A group of Broadway stars Is shown above enjoying a few min utes of repose. Miss Alice Rein heart of the play Foolscap" is exhibiting a bunch of baby chicks which are among the chief at tractions at the New York poultry show. _ ICING RATES DATE IS SET February 6 Slash To Save $15 To $40 A Car For Valley New icmg privileges which the Southern Pacific and Missouri Pacific railroads have granted ic the Lower Rio Grandi Valley will become effective Feb. 6. according to announcement received here to day. These privileges were granted two weeks ago following a comm ence in Chicago, after they had previously been refused. The new regulations permit Val ley shippers to take advantage of several forms of refrigeration, wiih considerably lower costs if they use less ice. Rules in the past have compelled the use of complete refrigeration, including bunker ice in the cars. For some time California and Arizona have been shipping wita only initial top and body ice. and have saved greatly on icing char ges. This has given them an advan tage over the Valley in the con suming markets, and the Valley has sought similar privileges. By using the privileges Valley shippers will be able to save Iro n $15 to $40 a car. depending on com modity and method of icing. Chinese Attack Again Repulsed CHINCHOW. Manchuria. Jan. 31 _,;p>—For the fourth time in five aavs the Chinese attacked again this morning at Chiumenkow. 12 miles north of Shanhaikwan. where the Japanese hold a pass through the Great Walt. The fight lasted two hours and a half but the Chinese were re-1 pulsed. Selecman, Truett Attend Dry Rally HOUSTON, Jan 31.—.*»>— Dr. C. C. Selecman. president of the Southern Methodist University, and Dr. George W. Truett. pastor of the First B-tptist Church of Dallas, arrived here this morning to at tend two rallies of prohibition forces. The first of the rallies was set for 2:30 p. m, at which time it was proposed to form an organisa tion to resist attempts at repeal cf state and national prohibition. Houston Dry Squad Kicked Off Pay Roll HOUSTON Jan. 31. (JP)—'The county prohibition enforcement squad* learned yesterday it had been working for a'month without pay A previous meeting of the mcn missioners’ court had abolished the squad ‘•effective Jan. 1, 1933," it developed. GIN MARRIAGE REPEAL GETS HOUSE_ OKEH Sponsors Of 3-Day Notice Law Say Is Failure AUSTIN, Jan. 31. (/fV-Texas four-year-old ’gin marriage- law enacted to prevent hasty marriages, would be repealed If a bill passed today by the house of representa tives were passed by the senate and signed by the governor. Strong Majority The house rolled up a strong ma jority in favor of the repeal. The vote was 93 to 36. Sponsors o. the repeal bill assert ed the law had utterly failed in its purpose of preventing hasty marriages and that its only result had been to force Texas couples desiring to marry to go to o ner states where they were married without difficulty. The bill also would repeal the provision requiring the physical examination of males intending to marry. Record Time The house passed a bill In almost record time. The proposed act to abolish the farm census was in troduced yesterday by Rep. Lon A. Alsup of Carthage. It was voted out late yesterday by the agriculture committee and brought up today by suspending "all the rules in the book." It took the house exactly eight minutes to suspend the rules and pass the bill by a vote of 117 to 2. Paraguayans Claim Victory In Attack ASUNCION. Paraguay, Jan. 31.— P—The Paraguayan war office announced today that after an intense artillery bombardment Bol ivian infantry at noon yesterday attacked Paraguayan forces north east of Port Nanawa • Avals > !n the Gran Chaco, but that the at tack was turned back with the loss of 300 Bolivian troops. Cattleman Dies DALLAS. Jan. 31. P'—Thomas Preston Weatherred. 76. retired real estate dealer and cattleman, died at his home today. A native of Louis iana. he moved to Waco and camt to Dallas 10 years ago. He is survived by his widow, two sons, Gus K. Weatherred of Dallas and Col. Prestem A. Weatnerred rt j Johnson of San Angelo, and two Johnson of San Aneglo. and two | sisters. Mis J. M. Horne of Os ceola and Mrs. Dave Tanner cl Waco. Burns Kill Boy SAN ANTONIO. Jan. 31. (JPf—Ar attempt to bum an ant hill in the front yard of his home with gaso line resulted in the death at the county hospital today of Clifton Ty son. 4. The boy was burned from head to foot when his clothing which had become soaked in several places with the liquid, ignited as he struck a match. — ________ _____ Slayincr !s Mystery MOUND CITY. Ka«., Jan. 31. P —Mystery today cloaked the -lay ing of Luther D Marr. 67-year-okJ Kansas Citv real estate dealer and former Tu Okla.. banker, found fatally wounded last night near his , bullet riddled automobile two mile. south of Pleasanton, Kansas. Marr came to Mound City to at tend a foreclosure sale on a 300 acre farm on which he held the mortgage. MUTINY CHARGED BATAVIA. Java. Jan. 31. P— Fbrtv seamen aboard the Dutch Cruiser Java and two Dutch de stroyers were arrested for mutiny today and put ashore at the Sour ayaba naval base. A number of men In the crews of the thre. vessels re'used to turn out for parade in protest against a recent pay cut. Many returned to duty after the commander of the Java had spoken to the*: but th* i forty men persisted in their re fusal to obey orders. DREDGE MISSING NORFOLK Va., Jan. 31. f.P— The armv dredge. Chinook, over due here from Philadelphia .was the object of an intensive search today by a fleet of coastguard boats. When the dredge, with approxi mately 70 men aboard, failed to show up in Hampton Roads. Maj. G. R. Young, U. S. army district engineer, appealed to the coast guard. A search was started almg the coast from the Virginia Capes to Delaware breakwater and for 33 miles out to sea. Valley s ‘Bug Army’ Is Mobilized (Special to The Herald) SAN BENITO. Jan. 31 —Small detachments from the "bug ar- , my" of J. C- Plow, Cameron coun ty citrus inspector, are being rushed out to many battle-fronts in south Texas to meet the en emy and conquer him. following announcement here recently that Plott's army was partly unem ployed. This army consists of the lady bird beetle, and its enemy is the cottony cushion scale, winch at tacks citrus. "I was surprised to find the scale scattered all over south Texas, but mostly in small in festations." Plott said. "I ha.-e had requests from San Antonio Houston. Laredo. El Paso, Rote town. Falfurrias. and many places in the Valley, and have sent them all some of the scale.'* Plott said he has given up his beetle "hatchery” tor whatever a bate bird beetle farm is) in San Benito, and is gathering *hs fighters from small infestations scattered about the Valley. The scale, due to activity of this bet tie. is doing no general damage GEN. ATTERBURY VISITS VALLEY ‘Business Awaiting New Administration’ Says B Executive With the declaration that busi ness is - marking time, waiting for the new administration to go into office." Gen. W?. W. Atterbury. president of the Pennsylvania rail road and one of the best known rail executives in the nation, pass ed through Brownsville Tuesday morning. He came on the Missouri Pacific, and left at 8:20 on the Pan Amer ican plane for Mexico City. He was accompanied by R. B Creager and ! wm S. West of Brownsville and by the following members of hu staff. Elisha Lee. vice president, j J. L. Eysmans. vice president m 1 charge of traffic, both of the Philadelphia office; and J. E. Weller, traffic manager with head quarters at Chicago. Gen. Atterbury will return to Brownsville Thursday by plane, and proceed back East by train I Thursday night. Purpose of the trip to Mexico was not announced. San Benito Girl Reported Missing — (Special to The Herald) SAN BENITO, Jan. 31— Dona .Taylor, a 13. high school student, v, as the object of a Valley-wide search today following her failure to appear at school here yesterday The girl was last seen late yes terday morning on the highway, walking in the direction of Har lingen Police believe she possibly decided to visit friends up tne Vas ter and failed to notify her par ents. She is described as having brown hair and eyes, is about 5 feet 9 I Inches tall, weighs about 120 pounds was wearing brown oxford shoes ar.d a red and grey skirt, and carried an extra pair of shoe*. Clubwomen Demand Adequate Defense WASHINGTON. Jan. 31. (.Pi Demands for adequate national defense were prepared today by wo men attending the eighth patrio tic conference on that question. Formulation and adoption of res olutions were undertaken after the women delegates, representing 39 patriotic societies, had heard three military leaders and the national commander of the American Le gion advocate preparedness as ffce only means of insuring peace - - Broken Neck Fatal HOUSTON. Jan. 31 </»—Dr. John J. Trichel. 52. died today from a broken neck suffered vester day in an automobile acidcnt on the Galveston road near her*;. The accident occurred whin Dr Trichel’s machine, coming toward Houston, passed a truck and met another automobile head on. ITALY APCErTS DEBT PARLEY INVITATION ROME Jan. 31. (/Iv-The Italian government accepted today the of fer of the United States goverr nent for a discussion of the war debt as soon as possible after Pres.- Elect Roosevelt takes office. TRAP CLOSES ABOUT PAIR POLICE SEEK Woman, Girl and Man Are Charged In Shooting DALLAS, Jan. 31.—Officer* tdoay took Mrs. Ida Hunsucker to Lake Worth in an effort u> have her identify toe house where she left her son and another man Frt cay night after Joe Brown. Wise county deputy sheriff, had oeen shot and killed at Rhome. At first authorities believed Mr*. Hunsucker let the men to an aut.mobile at Lake Dallas, south east of Demon, but today said they were of the opinion it was Lake Worth. She a as b. ought here yesterday from Decatur where she was charged with murder. Ccmpla.nts charging them with being acces sories to the killing were filed 1 against O. C Hawthorne of Mem phis. Tex . and Faye Pennington. : Iff. of Dallas, who were wth Mr* Hunsucker when she was caugh* near Childress Sunday. Le^n Han na r. a state ranger, was rn route to Dallas from Decatur toda/ witn Miss Pennington Mrs. Hunsucker yes’erdav to’d officers, in the oresenee of a news paperman that her eon was the s’ayer of Brown Th* deputy r*a» shot after he had arrested Mrs. Him.sucker (lien Hunwieker. Do^le Meeks and another man 'or qu*-?* tioning concerning theft of an oil Crum | Garner Election Set For April 22 AUSTIN, Jan. 31.—■v^—April 2J uas fixed as the date for the final election to choose a successor in congress to Vice Pres. Elect John Garner, by a proclamation issued yesterday by Oov. Miriam A. Fer guson. County chairmen will meet in Uvalde Thursday to arrange de tails for two party primaries to be held before the final election. Robber Suspect's Alibi Supported BROWNFIELD. Jan. 31. (X*— Defense witnesses at the trial of Jodie Edwards, accused of robbing the Seagravex First State bank of S3.298 last May. supported his alibi that he.wa» in Paducah at the time of the robbery. Edwards plead ed not guilty to a charge of armed robbery. Indications were that testimony would be completed and the rase would reach the Jury sometime this afternoon. Officers Furnish Rabbits to Charity Border Patrolmen here haro been aiding the Volunteers of America with contribution* of rabbits. The immigration officers recent ly k; led 26 of the animals ar.d donated them to the Volunteers. OFFICERS KIDNAPED FORT SMITH. Ark. Jan 31. IP) —Bob Williamson, chief of city de tectives. and Foster Porter, motor cycle off.cer. were kidnaped by three bandits f-llowmg a pistol battle here today, and taken to Kanima. Ok la.. 23 miles west of here, where they were released. Williamson aaa wounded. MARKETS A T GLANCE NEW YORK Stocks irregular; utilities heavy; rails firm. Bonds Irregular; prices rang* narrow. Curb easy; utilities sag. Foreign exchange* irregular: Canadian. Danish and German funds heavy. Cotton quiet; lower cables; southern selling. Sugar barely steady; easier spot market. Coffee quiet; trade buying. CHICAGO Wheat firm; better Canadian exports. Corn steady; prices below Ar gentine. Cattle slow, mostly steady. Hogs 5-10 higher; actim.