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goes to one Jimmie Maxwell, for
mer advertising hustler for the
Brownsville Herald
Most lately freshly back from
Where he tested some of that—
3.2 per cent by weight beer
Says Jimmie—
A* “It’s all right and personally—
■ “I pay very little attention to the
* report—
“That they weigh the bottles to
get the 3.2 per cent weight!”
• • »
ing called “Numero Uno” by some in
the know—
Because he was the first man in
the ^'unty to pay back his Agri
cultural Credit corporation loan to
the government.
He made it out of potatoes and
has something left to boot.
And lots of the boys are making
money out of potatoes this yea:,
just as lots of them are making
good money out of tomatoes.
Here and there we find sections
in which the potato crop was dam
aged severely by the cold of last
February, and what hard luck it is
that certain of our growers should
be caught with a short crop in a
season which has seen fairly good
prices Its entire length.
• • a
first real “Cinco de Mayo” celebra
Which Brownsville has enjoyed in
The 71st anniversary of the Bat
tle of Puebla,
Will be observed in fitting style.
Mexican Consul S. J. Trevino and
Ignacio Guerra have supplied the
Which has resulted in the occas
Games, speech making, everything
that goes to make a real celebra
Are on the program for the day.
More power to the celebration,
A- May everybody have a good time!
school board:
That new flag which is flying atop
the L06 Ebanos school looks just
Lots of people have noticed it.
Thanks a lot for putting it up.
• • •
of the reforestation program of
Pres. Roosevelt will be seems to have
been finally straightened out.
Frank Robertson reports from
Washington, as The Herald told you
Yesterday, that the secretary of
state has recommended an appro
priation of $4,700,000 for the com -
pletion oi the flood control proj
ect of the Valley.
And the director of the budget is
reported to favor an immediate ap
propriation of $1,000,000 from the
$500,000,000 reforestation appropria
tion so as to start the work at once,
This million would probably be
charged against our total $4,700,000
appropriation when It is made.
But—the Valley gets some im
mediate action on its flood control
project and—
Men will get work out of the re
forestation funds just as if the Val
ley's project were included in the
reforestation work.
So—everybody ought to be happy.
And Frank Robertson has done
some real good work up there in
• • •
ferential fight?
• • •
Journs on May 9th, will the Pope
bill to get the Hug-the-Coast high
way through Kenedy county have
been passed?
• m m
old custom of wearing caps and
gowns at high school graduation
exercises be cut out
Can the teachers and the pupils
this year afford to pay $2.50 to rent
these caps and gowns just to wear
them for one hour?
Wouldn’t Brownsville schools be
doing a fine thing, seting a tine
example, if the cap and gown idea
were thrown out this year?
We have a distinct hunch that
our teachers, carting unspendable
scrip around in their pockets, would
be glad to save that $2.50.
And we have a further hunch
that father would be glad to put
that $2.50 into a dress for daughter
or a pair of white trousers for son,
. that the;’ could wear after gradua
tion, not just for one hour.
Think it over.
• • •
crying for rain,
We pause to remark that the
longer the rain holds off.
Just that long will our tomatoes.
Which are bringing our growers
real money,
Go speeding merrily along to mar
Though goodness knows,
If It isn't the heat,
i It must be tbe humidity l
Tornado Death Toll in Four States Set at 54*
- *--—— ....*
1,000 Feared Hurt
By Debris And
SHREVEPORT, La„ May 2. (JP)—
Fifty four dead from the tornadoes
in three southern and one mid
western states late yesterday, had
been counted today by rescue work
ers who estimated that more bodies
may be found as the wTeckage is
Earlier estimates had placed the
dead at 89 and the injured at more
than 1,000 from spasmodic tor
nadoes that lashed the Mississippi
valley Sunday, and Monday.
Louisiana Hardest Hit
Minden, La., palish seat of Web
ster, which felt the full force of
yesterday’s storm, thus far has
counted 35 dead and more than
200 injured, many previously.
At Arcadia, in Bienville Parish,
there were six known dead, ten
seriously’ hurt, and 50 others
slightly injured.
Magnolia, Ark., counted six dead
and four seriously injured.
Salem, Ark., reported two dead
in the neighborhood between there
and the Missouri state line.
Five were killed in a series of
storms in Illinois.
The Red Cross and agencies of
the state went to the relief of the
stricken communities in the south.
The United states army, national
guard, the Red Cross and volun
teer relief workers including phy
sicians, and nurses, bent every ef
fort to relieve the distress.
Relief work was divided into two
phases, extending mecbcal atten
tion to the most seriously injured
and the recovery and identifica
tion of bodies buried beneath debris.
$1,500,000 Damage
At Minden most sorely stricken
of the devastated towns, order was
maintained through general civic
co-operation, and with aid of militia,
and of all the resources of the
Barksdale field, United States army
aviation base, and of medical as
sistance and food for the destitute
dispatched from Shreveport.
Bedding, cots and foodstuffs were
rushed to Minden from the army
airfield by truck under supervision
of Major Millard F. Harmon, base
commander. Relief workers in the
field notified Harmon that the
supplies were sufficient for the
Property damage was unofficial
ly estimated at $1,500,000.
Minden, paralyzed by the sudden
death and destruction, was with
out lights or means of communica
tions last night, but perfect orler
was maintained and precautions of
National Guardsmen, commanded
by Capt. Robert A. Kennon, against
possible disorder proved unnecessary.
‘Appalling’ Conditions
Comunications remained severed
to the Webster parish seat until
nearly noon today when one tele
phone wire was opened and devoted
almost exclusively to official relief
An appeal to the general public
to come to the assistance of the
stricken residehts of the storm area
was issued by the Caddo-Bossier
chapter of the American Red Cross.
Urgent need of food, money, furni
ture and miscellaneous supplies was
The American Legion establish
ed a supply depot to receive contri
butions in cooperation with the Red
Cross and other organizations sim
ilarly assisted.
Leonard Daniels, Legion post
commander, ,vho spent last night in
Minden, described the condition in
the tornado area as “appalling.”
Wheat Gains Are
Highest Since ’31
CHICAGO, Mya 2.—UP)— Wheat
recovered from an early slump in
prices today and drove ahead to
the highest levels of the season
just before the close. Unofficial
monthly crop reports indicating a
materially reduced spring wheat
acreage with fewer than 29,000.000
acres of winter wheat in condition
to warrant harvesting operations
brought broad buying into the pits
and prices advanced sharply.
The upswing carried December
wheat to 75 7-8 cents a bushel, the
highest price paid here for wheat
since since early in 1931. Some
profit taking near the close drop
ped it to 75 3-8 cents.
Rail Chief Quits
NEW YORK, May 2.—UP)— Wil
liam B. Storey today resigned as
president cf the Atchison, Topeka
& Santa Pe railway. Samuel T.
Bledsoe, general counsel and chair
man of the executive committee,
was named aa his successor*
Garbo In
Jam With
HOLLYWOOD, Cain., May 2.
(Ip; — Contradictory statements
made by Greta Garbo, screen star,
caused federal authorities today to
hold her five trunks and three hat
boxes which she brought with her
when she returned from Europe
Miss Garbo was reported to have
listed herself as 4. returning resi
dent of the United States and in
a later declaration named herself
as a Swedish citizen arriving in
the immigration quota. Her bag
gage will be held, federal agents
said, until the actress explains
the conflicting reports.
New Ruling Require* Only
Advance of Money For
Channel Work
A provision permitting the
Brownsville Navigation district to
furnish bond only for the actual
amount of money estimated as
necessary for dredging of the
Brownsville pert channel, instead
of the entire amount required ty
the bill of 1930 has been made a
part of the present rivers and har
bors bill before congress.
R. B. Rentfro, attorney for the
Brownsville Navigation district, ex
plained the significance of the
Under an opinion already given
by the comptroller of currency the
Brownsville Navigation district is
permitted to advance to t’ e gov
ernment only the actual amount
of money estimated as necessary
for the channel work, instead of
the $2,175,000 estimated in 1929.
How'ever, the district is required
to furnish a bond for the difference
in these amounts. The new meas
ure removes this necessity.
Word has been received by of
ficials of the district that applica
tion of the Brownsville Navigation
district to the R. F. C. for a $2,
000,000 port loan now 4 being giv
en sympathetic consideration.
Car Crashes Into
Gas Tanks, 3 Die
POTTSVILLE, Pa., May 2. UP)—
Twro men were burned to death to
day after their automobile crashed
into a gasoline distributing plant
and exploded three tanks contain
ing several thousand gallons of
gasoline. A third man in the auto
mobile was critically burned.
One of the dead men was identi
fied as Deo &tasco, Shenandoah.
The other body was too badly burn
ed for immediate identification.
John Mueller, Shenandoah, was tak
en to r. hospital critically burred
about the face, legs and arms.
Negro Guarded As
His Trial Begins
MUSKOGEE, Okla., May 2. (A*)—
Precautions were taken to protect
Will Johnson, negro charged with
murdering Miss Mary Wolfenberger,
a middle aged seamstress, as his
trial got under way here today. ,
The negro, who has been held in
state’s prison for safe keeping was
brought from McAlester by War
den Sam Brown and five guards.
The body of Miss Wolfenberger
was found near a school building
where she had been robbed and
beaten to death several months ago.
Wire Flashes
AUSTIN, May 2. (AP)—A res
olution proposing to submit repeal
of the prohibition section of the
state constitution failed to receive
the required 100 votes in the
Texas house: of representatives to
day. The vote was 85 ayes to 40 -
Sponsors of the resolution said
they would bring the resolution
up at a later date.
The house dived into the middle
of inf1 at ion debate today with a
vigor that set ripples to stirring
up gag rule charges and counter
charges dating back to the days
when Longworth was speaker.
Blocked by Snell of New York,
the republican leader, in an ef
fort to obtain unanimous consent
to debate inflation with a view
of voting to remove that dispute
from the many differences bet
tween the senate and house farm
bill, democrats brought in a rule
designed to force a vote on the
question without throwing the in
flation '• easure open to amend
ment fror* the floor.
Milton H. West today received the
oath of office as representative of
the 15tk Texas district which Vice
Pres. Garner, represented for 30
‘I’m Lindbergh’ Says
Defendant When
Asked Name
LINDEN. May 2.—</P)—Paul Oak
ley. itinerant preacher among re
mote east Texas communities,
startled a crowded court room at
his murder trial when he declared
that he was not Paul Oakley but
His unannounced declaration
came when he was called before the
bar to plead to the indictment.
Says Is Lindbergh
“Is your name Paul Oakley?”
asked Elmer L. Lincoln, district at
“No, it’s not," replied the defend
ant solemnly. “I’m Lindbergh!”
Pressed to enter a plea, Oakley
cried out: “Paul Oakley was not
George Wilson, aged farmer who
lived near the home of Sherman
Clayton, where fantastic religious
rites ended in the death of Bernice
Clayton, his 3-year-old daughter,
last December, told of going to the
home after hearing singing and
praying for several days.
He said Coy Oakley, who, with
the father will face trial later, call
ed him a “devil” and slammed the
door in his face. He said be saw
Paul Oakley bending over the bed
on which the child was lying and
that he had his hands on the child’s
‘Devil Did It’
Wilson further said Sherman
Clayton sat on the bed staring into
space. Later. Paul Oakley came to
his home with the announcement
Bernice was dead and that he
(Wilson* accused Oakley of choking
her to death.
“‘No, I didn’t,’” Wilson quoted
Oakley as saying. “ ’The devil did
it.’ ’’
Mrs. Wilson corroborated the lat
ter part of her husband’s testi
mony and said Oakley told her he
had ended the child’s life “because
it was crying ” Mrs. Wilson said
she later examined the body and
found marks on the throat.
Hicks Harvey, judge, denied Lin
coln’s attempt to exhibit a picture
of the child before the jury. De
fense counsel announced an alien
ist from a state hospital would be
called to testify.
Steady Stream Of
Tomatoes Shipped
Tomatoes are going out of the
Valley now in a stream which
threatens to cause a drop in the
market, a total of 44 carloads hav
ing rolled last night with prospects
of from 75 to 80 solid cars out to
Hundreds of laborers were at work
harvesting tomatoes from Browns
vilel up to Mission, and refrigerator
cars are being loaded throughout
the Valley.
The price of tomatoes was three
cents a pound generally Mondav and
was reported still at that figure
Tuesday, although reports to the
Market News Bureau In Browns
ville Indicated that the market :s
weakening. Shippers in the Valley
expressed fear that there would be
a decline unless shioments slowed
up. or unless Florida shipments,
only eight cars yesterday, continued
Mexico shipped 58 cars yesterday.
Stocks Regain
Early Losses
NEW YORK, May 2.—(£>)— The
stock market was pulled up smart
ly by heavy buying of the rails
in the afternoon today, after
showing an inclination to react in
the earlier trading. Several issues
closed 1 to 5 points higher, and
morning Tosses of l to 3 in the
industrials were largely regained.
The final tone was firm. Transfers
approximated 3,600.000 shares.
Four Burn To Death
As Fire Razes Home
ROCKWOOD, Maine, May 2. 03*,—
A woman, her daughter-in-law and
two of the latter’s children were
burned to death today when fire
destroyed a small frame dwelling
on the banks of Moose river a mile
above this town. The dead are: Mrs.
Evelyn Burke; Mrs. Fred Burke;
Stephen, aged five, and another
A third child was severely injured
when it was tossed from a window
and Joe Burke, a brother of Fred,
was badly burned.
Fred Burke had started guiding a
party of fishermen yesterday, and
had taken his wife and the three
children to say with his mother.
Red Cross Head
Opens Convention
By June 1, the American Red
Cross will have completed dis
tribution of 85,000,000 bushels of
wheat donated by Congress to the
needy, John Barton Payne, na
tional chairman of the organiza
tion, reported at its general ses
sion in Washington, D. C. Payne
is shown as he opened the con
Kenedy County Highway
To Be Argued Before
Body Tonight
(Special to The Herald)
AUSTIN, May 2—A hearing on
the Pope bill, providing for con
struction of a state highway through
Kenedy county which would close
the last gap in the Hug-the-Coast
highway, was to be held before the
senate state affairs committee
Tuesday night.
It is expected that the committee
will report the bill out favorably
as considerable pressure has been
brought to bear by influential
groups in the Valley and Corpus
Christi sections.
The highway will cut off ap
proximately 50 miles between the
Valley and Corpus Christi and is
the last gap in the proposed high
way circling the Texas coastline.
The bill already has been passed
by the house, 106 to 9.
A barrage of telegrams urging
support of the bill was sent to
committee members Monday and
Tuesday from Cameron and Wil
lacy counties.
F. D. May Attend
London Conference
LONDON, May 2.—(JP)— Special
dispatches received today by Brit
ish newspapers from the United
States, saying that President
Roosevelt may attend the world
economic conference, considerably
surprised members of the mission
of Norman H. Davis, American
It was said that one of the for
eign statesmen who recently went
to Washington to see Mr. Roose
velt urged him to come to London
on the ground that it would add
to the prestige of the conference.
101 Judge Flogging
Suspects Quizzed
LE MARS, la., May 2. (JP)—Three
more suspecst in western Iowa farm
disturbances surrendered to Sher
iff Ralph E. Rippey today and
were turned over to Iowa National
Guardsmen patrolling the area.
The men, Will Schumann. Geo.
Schultz and George Papken. brought
the number taken into custody to
101. Thirty-nine were held at Deni
son, 47 were under guard here, 13
were in Sioux City jail, and one was
free although under technical ar
Church Reopening In
Vera Crufc Is Sought
move to reopen Catholic churches
in the state of Vera Cruz was un
derstood today to be under way.
Reports current here said Bishop
Guizar Valencia of Vera Cruz had
departed for Jalapa, capital of the
state, for a secret conference with
Governor Vazquez Vela.
Church officials withdrew from
the state nearly two years ago when
a law was passed limiting the
church to one priest for each
100,000 population.
Attorneys Here Think
New Moratorium Is
A test of the constitutionality of
the moratorium on foreclosures may
grow out of three sales under deeds
of trust held at the Cameron coun
ty courthouse Tuesday morning. In
one case the sale was agreed be
tween all parties.
This was in violation of the ex
tension of the moratorium on
foreclosures granted by the legis
lature late Monday. The sales were
held under the theory that the
moratorium would eventually be
declared unconstitutional.
The courthouse was thronged
Tuesday with attorneys seeking in
formation on sheriff and deed of
trust sales. They were divided as
to what actions to take in viewT of
the two measures passed by the
state legislature Monday.
The first provided injunctions
against sales could be obtained in
district court on showing that
reasonable value could not be
secured under forced sale, and that
taxes had been paid up within
four years. The injunctions hold
for 180 days and can be extended
another 180 if facts in the case
stand up.
The other measure was an ex
tension cf the moratorium on fore
closures during May.
Sheriff Holds Up Sales
Sheriff W. Frank Brown, acting
under the last measure, declined
to hold sheriff sales, although
some attorneys declared the meas
ure unconstitutional. Co. Atty.
Chas. Bowie held that the sheriff’s
office must presume the law to be
constitutional until it is proved
Pour injunctions against sales
under deeds of trust were granted
by Judge A. M. Kent. Many more
would have been filed had it not
been for |ie extension of the
moratorium, attorneys stated.
AUSTIN, May 2. UP)—*Chances for
& general sales tax bill to be pass
ed by the Texas legislature were
slim today, after the house had re
fused to consider the proposal at
this time.
The vote to not consider the bill
now was 73 to 51. It had been
brought up as a suspension request
by Rep. Harold Kayton of San An
tonio, its author.
Jim's Bill Beaten
The house several weeks ago re
fused to sanction another sales tax
advocated by Ex-Gov. James E.
Ferguson, husband of governor
Miriam A. Ferguson. Instead, an in -
come tax bill was passed and sent
to the senate.
A resolution was engrossed in the
senate proposing a change in the
constitution to provide for issuance
of $20,000,000 in bonds to be used
in unemployment relief work. The
vote was 18 to 10, three short of the
required 21 votes necessary to sub
mit the proposition.
Failure to submit the amendment
might result in the withdrawal of
Reconstruction Finance corporation
relief funds from Texas, the cor
poration having stated it would not
be dispused to allot any more funds
to Texas unless the state took steps
to aid itself.
The governor signed two bills to
grant relief to hard pressed prop
erty owners whose holdings were
mortgaged and in danger of being
disposed of at forced sale.
One of the bills would authorize
district courts to postpone for 180
days the forced sale of property on
affidavit and proof that the prop
erty probably would not sell for its
actual value. Another extension of
180 days would be allowed if condi
tions had not improved by the end
of the first period of grace.
The other bill would postpone un
til June the sale of real estate set
for today under mortgage foreclos
ure actions and deeds of trust.
Both laws became effective immed
Relief Fund
Vote Refused
AUSTIN, May 2.—<>P)—'The Tex
as senate today refused to vote to
submit a proposed constitutional
amendment to authorize a $20,
000,000 state bend issue for un
employment relief. The proposal
can be brought up again later.
Lawrence Westbrook, director of
the Texas relief commission, had
issued a warning that Texas would
no; receive any additional relief
allotments from the Reconstruc
tion finance corporation unless and
until the legislature voted to sub
mit the proposed bond issue.
Pair Leaves
Baby Girl
PORT WORTH. May 2. (>P)—
Dozens of women are seeking to be
the foster mother of a brown eyed,
curly haired baby girl, about a
year old, who was abandoned here
last week. The child was left by
parents who said they were hitch
hiking to the Rio Grande valley.
They brought the baby to the
city health and welfare depart
ment for medical treatment. The
couple were given aid in order
that they could remain here until
the child recovered, but a letter
mailed to Mrs. W. H. Davidson,
supervisor of the Children’s Bu
reau, declared they were going on
and were leaving the baby in her
Battle of Puebla Will Be
Celebrated on Both
Sides of River
Flags will fly and bands will
play here Friday in the first
real “Cinco de Mayo” celebration
Brownsville has held in many
years. Under the leadership of
Consul S. J. Trevino, Brownsville
people plan to celebrate the 71st
anniversary of the Battle of Pue
bla in fitting style.
The chief activities will be held
on the field at Van Buren and
11th streets, beginning at 1 p. lm.
with a baseball game between the
Brownsville Tigers and an All-Star
aggregation from San Benito.
The celebration will be formally
opened at 6 a. m. with a gathering
singing the American and Mexican
national anthems in front of the
Mexican Consulate.
Following the ball game, the
program proper will get under way
at 4 p. m., lasting until 11 p. m.
Speakers include C. Ernesto A.
Hinojosa, Consul Trevino, Pedro F.
Linares. Dr. M. M. Dimonguez and
others. In addition to these official
talks, numerous school children
and other organizations will take
part in Mexican songs and dances.
Two bands, cne from Vera Cruz,
are expected to furnish music for
the occasion.
Ignacio Guerra Is president of
the committee which arranged for
the celebration.
Roosevelt Asks
Cost Cut Powers
half billion dollar supply bill near
ly halving this year’s huge vet
eran outlays and giving Pres.
Roosevelt sweeping new powers to
pare government costs was report
ed to the house today by its ap
propriations committee.
It provided a total of $535,568,
833, or just $5,053 mere than the
budget bureau recommended for
operating the government’s inde
pendent executive agencies in the
1934 fiscal year. Of the aggregate,
$506,838,000 was allotted the vet
erans administration.
This sum in the bill compared
with current appropriations for the
same offices of $1,024,286,041, of
which $948,799,000 went to the
veterans administration.
Father and His Son
Perish In Flames
MASH ALL, May 2. (/P)—A father
and son were burned to death early
today when fire of unknown origin
destroyed their home four miles
east of Marshall.
W. F. Beck, 67, was burned fatal
ly when he re-entered the house
in a vain effort to save the life of
Lloyd Beck, 14. Both had been
sleeping on the second floor when
the flames broke out. Three other
sons, Glen, Emmett and Leonard,
asleep on the first floor, escaped.
Contempt Arguments
Will Begin Tonight
AUSTIN, May 2. (A*)—Arguments
were set for tonight in the house
of representatives on preliminary
pleas filed by three oil men against
proceedings in which they were cit
ed to appear and show cause why
they should not be adjudged in
contempt of the house.
Crash Kills Two
HENDON, England, May 2—(Jft—
Pilot Officer Viscount Kenbworth,
eldest sor, of the Earl of Lytton,
and aircraftsman Ralph Harrison
were killed last night in a practice
flight for the Hendon air pageant.
The viscount, who would have
been 30 years old May 13, was a
member of parliament. His father
is best known as chairman of the
League of Nations committee which
investigated the Sino-Japanese
dispute in Manchuria.
to be souq
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Jury Finds
Guilty of S
His W
(Spe ial to The
Hogan, Mercedes dairyman, -
die in the electric chair for the I
murder of his wife, Dee Hogan, I
under a verdict returned by a jury I
here Tuesday morning. There were I
no visible traces of emotion in the I
defendant's face when the clerk
the court read the verdict. i|
Seek New Trial
Defense counsel immediately ask- I
ed a new trial, and a hearing la to 1
be held cn this motion Saturday, ft
If new trial is denied, the case I
will be appealed, defense counsel ft
The jury reached the verdict s
after 16 hours of deliberation. f
The jurymen retired after hear-1
ing ringing arguments by Diat. 1
Atty. Sid Hardin, Asst. Diat. A tty. 1
J. E. Leslie and Special Prosecutor fl
Rogers Kelly. They covered the I
defendant's action over a long I
period of time, attempting to link Jfl
up incidents which would strong- 1
ly corroborate their murder theory.!
Mrs. Dee Hogan disappeared I
from the ranch in December, the 1
rancher offering the theory that I
his wife had abandoned him.
At the request of Mrs. Hogan’s!
relatives an intensive investigation!
was begun by the sheriff's
The search culminated with
discovery of a badly
body in a shallow grave
Hogan dairy. Officers also 1
a blood-stained club and
of burned clothing to
their murder theory.
Maintains Innocence
The case against the d&irymam j
was largely circumstantial, bu£l
through minute corroboration the }
prosecutors weaved a strong net I
oi evidence around him. The <Je- I
fendant staunchly maintained his I
innocence throughout the inues- I
tigation and trial.
Defense attempted to a J
strong point of the identityroTtftgB
decompcsed body. Counsel
tempted to show that there waa 1
“reasonable doubt” as to the identity 1
of the body.
San Benito Again
In Shipping Le&dj
(Special to The Herald)
SAN BENITO, May 2.—Due larjj- I
ly to heavy shipments of tomatoes, a
this city has forged ahead of Wes-J
laco in total shipments and no*9
leads all other Valley shipping!
Weslaco went Into the lead after!
the peak in citrus was passed some !
time ago and has held it until this '
fcan Benito’s total is 1505. which
includes 1243 cars of vegetable- in
cars of citrus and 25 cars of
citrus and vegetables.
Weslaco's total is 1443. which in
cludes 1335 cars of vegetables and
58 of citrus.
Sixth Bomb B!a«t In 1
Day Shakes Chicago
CHICAGO, May 2. iff)—Another
bomb—the sixth in less than 24 !
hours—exploded in the Chicago are* J
as May Day drew to a close and!
caused police to blame gangs tenuj
engaged in a war to gain controS
of the Teamsters’ Union.
The scene of the day’s final I
blast last night was at the home
of Arthur Metzger, business agent of
the Lake County local of ifietIn
ternational Brotherhood of Teah>- -
sters. chauffeurs and helpers, in
suburban Lake Forrest as officers
of the association were holding their
monthly meeting.
Stocks irregular; rails rally;
industrials ragged.
Bonds mixed; rail Hens follow
shares higher.
Curb unsettled; some strong
Foreign exchanges weak; gold
currencies subside.
Cotton quiet; lower cables;
southern and commission house
Sugar higher; Wall Street buy
Coffee higher; steady Brazilian
Wheat strong; bullish crop re
Com higher; planting delays.
Cattle 15-25 higher, active.
Hogs steady to 5 higher,

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