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_ the VALLEY FIRST—FIRST IN THE VALLEY—LEASED WIRE SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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FORTY-FIRST YEAR No. 232 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS* SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 1933 EIGHTEEN PAGES TODAY
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IN OUR 1
VALLEY^
SOMETHING DOING IN
BROWNSVILLE business circles —
Dorfman's Jewelry Store inaugurates
« Valley wide popular girl contest—
And who wouldn’t like to be pop
ular. especially when there's a $300
diamond ring as reward lor hav
ing your popularity recognized?
Lots of us would just as soon be
aecond best popular and get a $200
ring and on down the iist.
And then The Style Shop moves
from its smaller quarters near the
Queen theatre across the street to
1133 Elizabeth—
A Pine fixtures in the new and
piore commodious space—
Enamelled jade color, they are.
and there are three dressing rooms
and everything to help sell women’s
wear, millinary and accessories.
And another move to a new lo
cation—
Mrs. D. Shapiro, pioneer Browns
ville shoe dealer, going to new
quarters on 12th st. near Antony’s
Waffle Shop.
Fresh shipment of shoes coming
in.
And E Manautou says business is
getting better.
Good crowds in the store an Fri
day and Saturday.
Joe Bollack speaks in likewise
fashion.
Things are moving along, slowly
to be sure.
But moving and moving in the
right direction.
m m m
WALKING OUT OF THE GUN
ter dining room in San Antonio
Friday night and who should we
run into but Judge A. W. Cunning
ham and Commr. Jim Ward.
Says Jim—' You will be glad to
know that we have been pleadmg
with the legislature up there in
Austin to cut our pay!”
Says we—"Glad to know' that
you both are men of such good
sense as to take good advice when
you get it!”
And then we all three had a
chuckle
• • •
HELP! SOMEBODY ASKS US.
that's all we want.
Just to be asked to support one
of those 12 candidates for Milton
West's job in the legislature.
Twelve of them, that's all. and 8
of the 11 from Brownsville.
They are going to pretty near
have to wear badges.
To keep from soliciting the other
fellow's vote.
• • •
STAR I1NO TODAY AND CON
tinuing through the week we have
another one of those weeks, "Spring
Clean-up Week."
But—don't treat it as just an
other week, tor honestly—this week
deserves to be supported by all of
us
It is designated by the state fire
insurance department, and is the
annual time for a systematic effort
to advise what constitutes a fire
t hazard and then to eliminate that
t hazard.
In Valley cities .in cities all over
the state, fire departments are
gom^ to be working overtime this
week.
Helping to clean up their cities,
not Just to make tliem clean, but to
save Uvea and to save property.
Of course—we should be elimin
ating these fire hazards all of the
tune and some of us are.
But it does not hurt a bit to lay
special emphasis on the idea once
a year
LOTS OF HAMS WILL BE WITH j
us today—
The •Ham” is this particular
being, that particular individual.
Who monkeys with a funny look
ing contraption.
And then tells you what some
» ham
13, ooo miles away over in New
Zealand.
Has to sty about the weather
over there.
These short wave raiio fans get
lol- of fun from their hobby, and
tell lots of Interesting tales—
Of what they pick out of the
ether.
Hope they have a good time.
• • •
CAMPAIGN OF THE SOUTH
Texas Shippers association for
funds to fight tl proposed freight i
Increases gets under way in dead
earnest this we
Good support, fine encourage
ment has been received by the
shippers so far.
Much valuable information has
fcjfteen gathered, needed data has
* been secured.
(Continued on Page Two)
DODSON CASE
APPEAL STEPS
ARE LAUNCHED
Youth Draw* 8 Year*
For Furnishing
Death Gun
Marv in Hall, defense counsel, ♦ook
steps here Saturday which indicated
that he would appeal from the
eight-year sentence assessed against
Earl Dodson, 17-year-old San Beni
tan convicted of furnishing the gun
which killed Lehman Nelson, fly
ing instructor, Peb. 23.
Hall filed a motion for a new
trial, basing the motion on claims
that several reversible errors had
crept into the court record. Strong
est of the claims was that the state
ment of the defendant had been ad
mitted in testimony.
He also filed a motion to arrest
judgment.
If Judge Geo. C. Westervelt
should deny the new trial as is ex
pected, the next step would be to
appeal to higher court.
The jury returned with the con
viction and sentence early Saturday
j morning after receiving the case si
! 11 p. m. Friday.
Mother Sobs
Dodson stood to receive the ver
dict and appeared to take his con
viction and sentence calmly, but
his mother. Mrs. Gertrude Dodscn,
burst into tears.
The youth was convicted on the
fourth count in the indictment
which charged him with being an
accomplice in furnishing M ICall
with the pistol which snuffed out
two lives—those of Nelson and
Erin McCall.
In his charge to the jury, Judge
Geo. C. Westervelt withdrew the
first count, the one charging Dod
son with murder, from the jury on
grounds that evidence did not
l sustain it.
The remarking three counts, des
ignated as “alternative accomplice"
(Continued on Page Twoj
ELLIS’ BOND
IS FORFEITED
Former Power Plant Chief
Is Ordered Placed
Under Arrest
The bond of G. C. Ellis, former
manager of the Brownsville water
and light plant, in the sum of $1 503
has be^n forfeited and a warrant is
sued for his arrest, according to
Dist. A tty. D. S. Purl.
Ellis failed to appear in criminal
district court when an indictment
1 charging fcim with receiving and
concealing stolen property was tail
ed.
H L. Yates. Ellis' attorney, stat
ed Saturday night that he knew
where the defendant was and felt
sure that the forfeiture would oe
set aside. Ellis, the attorney said,
has been ill.
Ellis was tried at the past term
of court and sentenced to thro,?
years when convicted on a charge
of conspiracy. This case is now be
ing appealed, and Ellis is unler
$3,000 appeal bond in this connec
tion.
The indict meigt now pending
against him is in connection with
an allegedly ••hot’’ automobile, ac
cording to officers.
Hold Up Beans,
Growers Advise
• Special to The Herald)
SAN BENITO. April 1.—That a
price of Si a bushel for beans can
be maintained if growers will hcid
them for that price, was the opin
ion of the Cameron County Pro
ducers’ association board of gover
nors Saturday afternoon.
They ask the c^-operation of non
members as well as members in
Talntaming this price to the grow
er for his beans. They opened at $2
a bushel about 10 days ago and
have since dropped to about $1. The
directors said that they expected an
attempt to be made to break the
market in the Valley but that if the
growers co-operated |U this could
be prevented.
W. T. McClanahan. member of
the board from San Benito, was
elected vice chairman. This is a new
office.
It was decided to hold future
meetings at 7:30 p. m. Fridays in
stead of Saturday afternoons.
Aimee Semple Hutton
Reported Seriously 111
LOS ANGELES. April 1. OP)—
David Hutton, husband of Aimee
Semple McTherson Hutton, evan
gelist. said today he had received
a cablegram informing him his wife
is seriously ill at Tunis. Algeria,
and has been forced to abandon
her trip to Jerusalem. The evan
gelist. Hutton stated, is suffering
from a carbuncle at the base of
her brain and is to be removed to
Naples, Italy, for medical treat-,
ment- I
Pastor Case
Goes to Jury
Monday
MUNCIE, Ind., April 1.
The Rev. G. Lemuel Conway’s wif*
and three daughters were wit
nesses today in behalf of the pas
tor who is accused of attempting
to attack Miss Helen Huffman,
18. teacher of a Sunday School
class.
The introduction of evidence
ended without the minister ap
pearing in the witness chair. Ar
guments will be presented by the
attorneys Monday morning and
the case will be given to the Jury
in the afternoon.
Mrs. Conway shed some tears
as sfce testified in defense of her
husband. But the three daugh
ters, all about the age of their
father’s accuser, faced the court
room sper# ators calmly.
Mrs. Crgiway spoke charitably
of Miss Huffman. She said she
thought the girl was a dupe of
Mr. Conway’s enemies.
VETSTOTAKE
SWEEPING CUT
$400,000,000 To Be Lopped
From Pensions To
Ex*Soldiers
WASHINGTON. April 1. —/*».—
In the most sweeping economy
j move in the history of American ,
government, Pres. Roosevelt decreed i
late today an annual saving of
$400 000.000 in veteran expenditures.
Effective July 1. the beginning of
the next fiscal year, the order was
; made possible by the drastic law
authorizing the president to pare |
1 deeply into pavment to veterans. ;
their widows and dependents—and
to cut federal salaries. The salary !
slash occurred earlier in the week. 1
“None Singled Out"
In issuing the diminished sched
ules of allowances, the president in
a statement said “I do not want
any veteran to feel that he and
his comrades are being singled out
to make sacrifices.”
' On the contrary " he added *‘I
want them to know that the regu- !
lations issued are but an integral 1
j part of our economy program em- |
bracing every department ajid
agency of the government to which I
every employe is making his or her
j contribution.
“I ask them to appreciate that '
I not only does their welfare but also
| the welfare of every American citi
zen depend upon the maintenance
ol the credit of their government
and that they also bear in mind
[ that every citizen m every walk of
j life is being called upon, directly
or otherwise, to share in this.”
One of the largest items of sav
ings under the new regulations will
be through the complete revision
! of the non-service connected dis
! ability benefits, most of which
! urtually are eliminated,
j Some $100.000000 will be saved
(Continued on Page Two)
Shippers’ Drive
To Begin Monday
(Special to The Herald)
HARLINGEN. April 1.—With
much of the preliminary work out
of the way, the campaign of the
South Texas Shippers association
for membership to fight the pro
posed increase in freight rates will
get under way Monday, according
to L. P. Sewall, secretary of the
association.
“We have met with encourage
ment on even- side and feel that
the Valley is with us.” Sewall stat
ed.
“Chamber of commerce managers,
boards of directors, water district
officials, bankers, newspapers, farm
organization officials, all have pledg
ed us their support and their ac
tive cooperation,” he said.
Already much valuable data has
been gathered which will assist the
national shipping organizations in
their fight, according to Sewall
who emphasized that funds must
be raised if the Valley is not to be
"saddled with an additional *1.500,
000 freight bill."
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POISON SPRAY
CAMPAIGN TO
BEGIN MAY
Officials Say Valley
In Position to Rid
Self of Fly
(Special to TTie Herald)
HARLINGEN, April 1.—Applica
tion of the poison spray for eradi
cation of the Morelos fruit fly will
start Monday, necessary parts for
sprayers to be used in the cam
paign havin garrived Saturday, ac
cording to P. A. Hoidale, inspector
in charge.
“I feel more responsibility in con
nection with the campaign which
starts Monday than I have in con
nection with any other project and
hope for the same co-operation that
I have received from growers and
inspectors in the past.” Hoidale
said.
Rest Up to Valley
At a meeting of inspectors and
dispensers of poison spray material
Friday night. Hoidale charged then,
with the great responsibility resting
on the shoulders of those in charge
of the eradication work.
Lee A. Strong, chief of the bu
reau of plant quarantine, was in
the Valley several weeks ago ar
ranging for a successful carrying
out of the program planned for
eradication of the fly, Hoidale
pointed out. and he expects work
ers in the Valley to do their best.
Inspectors were cautioned against
doing their work haphazardly.
Hoidale pointed out. saying that
those who do not do their full duty
will be replaced.
He also pointed out that it is
much easier to control the pest
alter the recent short crop than it
would be after a larger crop such
as the one in prospect lor next
season.
•’The outlook is brighter than at
the same time last year.” Hoidale
said. Last season some 61 Infes
tations were found with hundreds
of larvae present. This year only
four specimens have been found
and ail were adults. This season
offers an opportunity for wiping
out the pest which caused a curtail
ment of the shipping season last
year.
To Distribute Monday
The federal government furnish
ed large supplies of nicotine sul
tContinued on Page Two>
SECOND BALLOT
JUDGE CHARGED
Floyd Holt Indicted For
Refusing Elector
Right To Vote
'Special to The Herald)
EDINBURG. April 1.-Floyd Holt,
judge of th 1 icouch box in the
democratic congressional primary
election on March 15. was charged
in two indictments Saturday with
“refusing a qualified elector the
right to vote.”
Holt made bond of $200 in each
indictment. The bills were return
ed by the 92nd District Court grand
Jury.
Seven other bills have been re
turned by the grand Jury charging
unearned and as yet unarrested de
fendants with similar offenses.
Henrv P. Griffin, judge of the north
McAllen box in the same elections,
made bonds of $250 in each of
three bills returned against him
earlier this week on similar char
ges
The judges named allegedly en
forced a special pledge required of
many voters in the primary which
stated in part that they were not
entering the primary merely to
vote for a special candidate and
that they always intended to be
democrats. Enforcement of the
pledge, in addition to the regular
pledge printed on official ballots
in the election, aroused a storm of
protest In half a dozen Hidalgo
county election boxes on election
day. I
rl - .. '■111 I
This Banker’s
Plight Is ‘Too
n Much Money • b
i " —.-.— "
I ... , .-I
“Too much money” is the plight
of A. J. Wendell, above, presi
dent of the First National
Bank at Lowell, O. When
federal authorities examined
banks during the national holi
day they found Wendell's had
$700,000 deposits and a capi
talization of $25,000. Wendell
was ordered to raise its capital
to $75,000 before the bank
could reopen.
CROWDS VISIT
NEW BUILDING
$400,000 Federal Structure
Formally Opened
Saturday
Between live and six thousand
Brownswlle people and visitors
from other Valle}* cities filed
through Brownsville's new $400,000
federal building Saturday afternoon
at the public opening of the struct
ure.
Postmaster G. W Dennett, cus
todian of the building, was host to
visitors assisted by members of his
force and other federal employes in
the building. All offices were kept
open between 1 and 6 p. m. with
officials greeting the visitors in
their respective quarters. Numerous
floral offerings were brought and
placed in the structure.
Through courtesy of Col. Guy
Kent, the 12th Cavalry band fur
nished music for the occasion
under direction of R. M. Archam
bault.
Visitors expressed themselves as
highly pleased with the many con
veniences of the new building,
which is designed to serve Browns
ville for a number of years.
Practically all furniture had been
put in place by Saturday and most
of the offices are now in actual
use. Preparations will be made
soon to give the federal court room
and other federal court offices and
accommodations their initiation as
the court will hold the usual term
in May.
There is a possibility that Judge
J. C. Hutchinson. Jr., who has been
promoted to the appeals court at
New Orleans, will come here for the
formal opening of the courtroom.
Judge Hutchinson was on the bench
in the southern district of Texas
for many years and has many
friends here.
Sergeant Convicted
SAN ANTONIO, April 1. (/Pi—
Sergeant Frank J. Costello of Foit
Sam Houston has been convicted of
murder with malice for the shoot
ing of his estranged wife and sen
tenced to 25 years imprisonment.
Mrs. Anna Margaret Costello was
slain in h r apartment Sept. 17.
1932. A few hours after she was
shot.. Corporal Lewis Leeman was
shot to death.
FARMER SLAIN
TERRELL. April 1. f/P—A quar
rel between two farmers resulted in
the death of Josh Franks. 66. near
Elmo today. He was struck in the
head with a block of wood by a
33-year-old neighbor farmer *ho
surrendered to a constable.
VESTS PLACE
is sought by
12 ASPIRANTS
Last-Minute Rusk For
Ballot Place Is
Made
There was a rush of candidates
to the county clerk's office Friday
and Saturday to file for the of
fice of representative from Cam
eron county to succeed Milton H.
West.
His successor will be named in
the special election April 22.
The list follows:
F. M. Sellers, Santa Rosa.
Homer L. Fitch, Brownsville.
R. L. Chaudoin. Harlingen.
Ben Freudenstein, Brownsville.
Augustin Celaya, Brownsville.
Pete Pelache, Jr., Brownsville.
Hoy A. Raimond. Harlingen.
Sam Hughston, Brownsville.
A. V. Logan, San Benito.
R. B. Rentfro, Jr., Brownsville.
W E. Spivey, Brownsville.
H. L. Faulk. Brownsville.
Several of these were surprise
announcements, as they had not
made known their intentions pre
viously.
Sellers is secretary of the Tax
payers' League of Cameron coun
ty, and has been connected with
the Producers' Association of Cam
eron county, which has head
quarters at San Benito. He has
been active in other moves in the
county.
Homer L. Pitch is a well known !
Brownsville man. He was in the
contracting busmess for years,
and was at one time a large sca'.e
developer of residential property
In Brownsville.
R. L. Chadorn Is a pioneer resi
dent of Harlingen and was for
years corporation judge there. He
has taken part in other civic ac
tivities in that city.
Ben Freudenstein of Brownsville
had announced previously.
Augustin Celaya had announced
previously'.
Pete Pelache. Jr., is the son of
Pete Pelache. Sr. His father had ;
(Continued oil Page Two)
_l
t
$71,000 BONDS
ARE RETURNED
Military Road Paper Held
In Escrow Comes Back
4
To Cameron
Return of $71,000 of Cameron
county bonds, held in escrow by
the state in connection with con
struction of the Military highway,
was obtained by County Judge A.
W. Cunningham and J D. Ward,
commissioner of the San Benito
precinct, at Austin late this week.
The bonds will be returned to
the county depository in the
county's name shortly, it has been
announced.
The county officials also com
pleted arrangements whereby the
state highway department soon
will lake over maintenance of all !
the Military- highway.
The Cameron officials appeared
before the joint senate-house
committee which is considering a
bill drastically lowernig pay of all
county officers. Before this body, j
the Cameron county men lobbied
for the bill. Indications are that |
the bill will have an excellent |
chance of passing, according to
judge Cunningham and Ward.
The bill would set maximum sal
aries for all county officials at
not over $5,000 per year. An ex
ception may be made in Harris
county, it was stated.
They also lobbied on hating the !
state ' highway department fake
over aditional indebtedness In
curred by the county in paving
highways. A hearing in this con
nection will be held in Austin
April 11 and it is to be attended
by Maj. L. O. O'Bryan. Cameron
countv auditor. In addition to 'ak
ing over 100 per cent of some of
the indebtedness, the department
has agreed to take over 10 per
cent of the $6,000,000 road bond
issue put on by this county.
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‘Human Rocket’ to Defy Death in Air
Leap at Del Mar Beach Next Sunday
Rio Grande Valley people will
be treated to one of the most
spectacular stunts ever staged in
Texas next Sunday. April 9. at
Del Mar beach when Williams G.
Swan, “rocket man.” will come
blazing out of an airplane 10.000
feet above the beach, and start
performing as be comes down.
Among the things that will
take place as Swan zooms earth
ward are these:
Using a lighted cigar, he will
set off a mass of fireworks at
tached to a chute. He will open
this chute, and release the fire
works.
Then, using the same light,
he will set off a rocket attached
to hit back, making a human
rocket of himself.
He will come zooming down
through the air to within 3.000
feet of the earth, where he will
pall the ripcord to another chute,
which will let him down safely
to earth.
The spectacular performance
was announced by Swan, one of
the best known of parachute
jumpers in the country, shortly
after his arrival in Brownsville
from Atlantic City, his home.
Swan, a young man with a
broad smile, does death defying
stunts, but his principal object
in most of them is scientific.
For instance, he was the first
man to start a glider from the
ground with the use of rockets.
In Atlantic City he performed
this feat, traveling 1,000 feet in
the glider propelled by rockets.
Another of his sensational
performances was taking a glider
np attached to a balloon, then
setting it >ee and shooting it
through the air with rockets.
Swan admits that the stunt
he is to perform Sunday just at
sundown will be one of his most
thrilling and dangerous.
“I have wrrecked airplanes by
flying them into the ground and
into the water; have made para
chute jumps from all heights and
all angles; and have done prmc
tscally all the other things that
can be done with planes and
parachutes,'’ Swan said.
“But the one I am going to do
Sunday is as sensational and
dangerous as any of them.”
The big stunt will take place
just at sundown, about 7 o’clock.
At that time Swan will be in a
plane with a companion, flying
around 10,000 feet above the Del
Mar beach.
Sudenly he will bail out.
He will go hurtling through
space, and while he is dropping
he will ignite the colored bombs
attached to a parachute. Then,
as he still hurtles downward, he
iContinued on Page Two)
9
Gamer Prods
Senate Into
New Speed
Few Object to Damper
Thrown Over Long
Orations
WASHINGTON, April 1. UP)—
In his own quiet way. without
fourish or limelight-seeking. Vice
Pres. Garner has set up upon a
course of speeding up the senate,
which tends toward leisurely de
bate, and which no one yet h’s
been able to hurry.
Some senators, irritated at what
they consider disregard of the
tradition fBr full flowing talk
before a vote is taken, are plan
ning to give the new vice president
a little hazing if the Gamer speed
keeps up. But, blandly smiling.
Gamer today announced himself
unworried, and. in fact, said he
was being commended by many
senators.
His trick for speed is this: Once
a bill is read, and before any
senator has time to clear his
throat, arrange his papers, adjust
his coat tails, and call for recog
iContinued on Page Two)
VALLEYC1T1ES
NAME TRUSTEES
Incumbents Are Returned
In Majority Of
Elections
* "
Harbert Davenport. Sr., long one
of the most active members of the
Brownsville Independent School dis
trict board of trustees, and H. G. H.
Weinert were returned to the boird
as trustees for three year terms in
an election conducted here Satur
day.
Davenport received an even 218
votes out of 218 cast Weinert obtain
ed 216 out of 218 cast.
The election was held at the
Washington park school with Lou'3
Brulay as presiding judge.
Holdover members of the boird
are Dr. O. V. Lawrence, president
R B. Cteager. I. A. Dudley. Clev2
Tandy and Sherwood Bishop.
Davenport and Weinert were un
opposed.
BREEDLOVE AND AGAR
AT SA> BENITO
• Special to The Herald»
SAN BENITO. April T.-Situ*
day’s school district was a mere
formality I ere with E. C. Breedlove,
president of the board of trustee.',,
and Asa Agar, secretary. unoppo^'d.
Each received 52 votes and one
voter, evidently laboring under the
misapprehension l>at it was a city
election, wrote in the name of F. B
(Continued on Page Twov
Autoists Warned On
Use of Old Licenses
Midnight Saturday was the la.it
opportunity motorists had to obtain
their automobile license plates
without penalty, according to B.
Frank Hardin, tax collector, who
kept his office open until midnight
in order to accommodate motor
ists.
State authorities at first misin
terpreted the law and declared that
the plates had to be obtained by
midnight Friday. Hardin obtained
the correct ruling from Austin Sat
urday.
Any motorists who paid penalties
under the old ruling are entitled to
a refund. Hardin sta**s.
State and county officers have
indicated that they will begin pro
secution of motorists with old li
cense plates beginning Sunday.
Ample time has been granted to
obtain licenses, they state.
Mission High Wins
Short Play Contest
iSpecial to The Herald*
EDINBURG, April 1.—Mission
high school dramatic club won first
place i nthe annual Interscholastic
League one-act play contest held at
Edinburg Junior College Friday
with the presentation of the play,
-Submerged.”
Lyford High school won second
place with a presentation entitievi,
“What Never Dies." San Benito
High School was third with “Man
on the Kerb," and Port Isabel high
school took fourth place with a play
entitled, “Joint Owners.'
More than 15 high schools in four
sou^i Texas counties participated
in the contest.
International Jewel
Thief Is Sentenced
MIAMI. Fla.. April 1. (AV-Harry
Sidmor. international jewel thief,
today was sentenced to 40 years in
the state penitentiary when he
pleaded guilty to breaking and en
tering and grand larceny in the
theft of $225,000 worth of jewel:?
from wealthy visitors to Miami
Beach.
Grace Moore, the opera sinw.
was among Sidmor’s victims. She
was robbed of jewels worth $81,000
while on a visit to Miami Beacn
> with her , usband. ^
REPEAL VOTE
ON SLATE IN
TWOJTATES
Millions of Gallons
Of ‘Suds’ Ready
For Delivery
WASHINGTON, April 1. —{An
Momentous milestones in the na
tion's prohibition history will be
passed next week.
Two states will cast the first
votes on repeal of the 18th amend
ment. and on Friday beer will tlow
legally again for the first time in
13 years.
Michigan, Wisconsin
Moving swiftly under the man
date of congress, the people of
Michigan Monday will register
their will upon keeping the prohi
bition amendment in the conatttu- »
tlon. The following day Wisconsin
will cast Its votes. Both states will
be electing delegates to constitu
tional conventions, which will cast
the state s vote for or against re
peal.
Michigan, with Its convention aet
for April 10. has the opportunity
to be the first to ratify the amend
ment submitted by congress to re
peal the 18th amendment. The Wis
consin convention will be held
April 25.
Meanwhile, faced with the first
break in the prohibition dam built
up over decades, prohibition forces
mustered their legal experts to
carry into the courts their conten
tion that sale of 32 per cent beer
is unconstitutional so iong as the
I8th amendment is still law.
Spokesmen for the Anti-Saloon
League and the Methodist Board
of Temperance said today no de
finite place had been selected for
forcing a test case to be carried
to the supreme court. It waa ad
mitted. however, that various legal
angles were being considered and
that action would come aoon after
the beverage is legalised.
Millions of Gallons
Millions of gallons—brewed ia
hopeful cxpentancy—are waiting
at breweries over the country ana
much of it is bottled, ready to be
pushed out m the states where It
is legal, immediately after the
stroke of midnight, April 6.
Srle of beer will be permitted in
at least 19 states the minute It
becomes available nationally, while
five more have approved sale but
have set dates in the future for ef
fectiveness.
This compares with 14 states
that had no prohibition laws in
1920. Sixteen in 1919. 21 in 1918, 25
ir. 1917. and 31 in 1914.
Twenty state legislature* and gov
ernors have acted already to set
up machinery for elections to act
on repeal of the prohibition amend
ment. Thirty six must ratify If the
amendment is to prevail.
A. V Dalrymple, a San Francis
co attorney with plentiful exper
ience in enforcement of the prohi
bition and narcotic laws, today
took over his duties as prohibition
director succeeding Amos W. W,
Woodcock.
Gangsters Warned
The first words of the new chief
were that full protection would be
provided for the legal beer industry.
Asserting brewers and wine
manufacturers would pay a quarter
of a billicn dollars to the treasury
in taxes. Dalrymple said their busi
nesses must be protected.
"If illegitimate traffickers in li
quor are permitted w pursue their
business.” he “it would be
harmful to the legal manufacturer
and will make those operating
within the law our allies.”
He envisioned this as simplifying
the task of enforcing the laws, but
as to general policies of the bureau
he was reticent until he has had
time to familiarize himself with the
new role.
Brownsville Boys
Will Attend Camp
Three Brownsville boys, John N.
Dutro, William Barber and James
W. Sanders will attend the Citizens’
Military Training camp this year.
Dutro is making his second encamp
ment. taking the red course m in
fantry. \
Sanders is making his third en
campment and will ''--ake 'he blue
course in field artillery.
Barber, on his first encampment,
will take an infantry course. The
camp opens in the early part of
June and will close in the early
part of July.
150 Arrested In India
CALCUTTA. India. April 1. <j<P>—
Mrs. Nellie Sen Gupta. English
wife of J. M. Sen Gupta. Indian
nationalist congress leader, and
about 150 others, Including 40 wo
men. were arrested today while at
tempting to hold a congress ses
sion in a tramway shed.
Negro To Die
McALESTER. Ckla. April 1.
—Tom Morris, convicted negro ax
slayer of former Chief of Police
Joe House and Mrs. House, wfl 1
sentenced today by District Ji”
Harvel Melton to die In si,
prison electric chair on June S
The Houses were slain at
home here last Nov. 27. proseci
alleging robbery was U» moUv

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