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TO MITCHLLL IN MILLIONS NEW YORK, June 6. (/Pj—Char le» E- Mitchell, former chairman of the National city bank whose fi nancial position was so strong that be could borrow millions from the Morgans, testified today at his in come tax evasion trial that two years later his strong box held only a few worthless odds and ends. It was Mitchell’s second day on the stand. Yesterday he told his fears for his own bank and the market generally in 1929 and said he borrowed vast sums from J. P. Mor gan and Company in futile efforts to turn the stock market rout into an orderly retreat. Today he told of giving more and more of his securities to the Morgan firm to keep up the amount of his collateral. “In October, 1932, do you recall whether you had delivered to J. P. Morgan and Co., as collateral all the stocks you had?" his lawyer ask ed. “I wouldn't say all," Mitchell re plied. “I still had some odds and ends in my box—stock that wasn't worth putting up.” Mitchell testified both as to sales of stock to his wife in 1929 and to W. D. Thortnon, a capper company executive in 1930, sales by which he avoided income tax payments in both those years, sales which the government charges were shams. Under questioning by his own counsel he said many of the de tails of the Thornton transaction were unknown to him at the time, the whole thing having been ar ranged by his friend, John R. Ryan, chairman of Anaconda copper. His lawyer then asked him why transfer tax stamps had not been placed on the shares he sold his wife in 1929, stock he later brought back at the same price he sold it. “I forgot them,” Mitchell replied. “I just didn’t think of it.” City Briefs Mias Lula Champion left Monday for Nashville, Tenn., where she will take a post-graduate course at George Peabody's college for teach ers. PLATE LUNCH, 15c. The Mecca. —Adv. Among the Dallas business visi tors in Brownsville for a few days are Walter F. Mallow and P. W. Wing. Clarence Maness of San Antonio la spending several days here. H. R. Pfeiffer is in Brownsville from Corpus Christi and plans to spend a few days in the city. F. E. Green of Austin arrived here Monday for a short visit. Eat supper tonight at The Grill— 25c—Adv. Harry W. Freeman is in Browns ville from Houston and will spend a short time here. U. S. Commr. E. K. Goodrich has gone to Galveston on business in connection with his office. He is expected to return to Brownsville Tuesday. Dep. U. S. Marshal H. R. Jef ferds, C. G. Watson, Pete Bouis and Julius Jefferds, who left Sunday night with prisoners for Leaven worth, will attend the Century of Progress at Chicago. Ideal Beauty Shop now located at 708 Washington.—Adv. ‘Consent Term’ Of Court Under Way Six default judgments were tak en Tuesday morning when Judge E. T. Yates called the docket for “consent term" in the county court at law. Two cases were set for hearings and two were dismissed at the plaintiff’s cost. There will be no jury weeks dur ing the term, and only pleas of guilty will be heard in criminal cases. The default judgments were taken in the following cases: Southern Iron <fc Machine com pany vs. Riq ijpndo Ice company, suit on account; G. R. Yantis \s. Nevil N. Allen, et al. suit on con tract (as to defendant Allen, case continued against other defend ants); Texas and New Orleans Railroad compajiy vs. Wm. H. Wlnnett, suit for debt; M. Edel stein vs. Geo. H. Schmidt, et al, suit on sales contract; A. Moncur vs. J. E. White, suit on promissory note; Wm. Cameron & Co., Inc., vs. R. E. Ewing, suit on promissory note. The two cases dismissed at plain tiff's cost were O. T. Roots vs. The Western Union Telegraph company, damages; and A. Moncur vs. C. P. Perkms, suit on promissory note. The case of Geo. C. Riha vs. Geo. Scherer, for possession of personal propel ty, was set for July 3. The case of Ike Bollock, et al, vs. T. J. Romer, suit on rental contract, was set for a hearing on law issues June 9. Humphries Rites (Special to The Herald) WESLACO, June 6.— Funeral services for H. J. Humphries, 67, pioneer farmer of the Elsa com munity, were held from Stotler Mortuary here Monday morning. Rev Fred J. Newland. pastor of the ’ Edcouch Baptist- Church, of ficiating. Rev. Sebe Thomas of Weslaco assisted. Following services at the mortuary, members of the Weslaco Odd Fellows lodge con ducted graveside ceremonies at the Weslaco cemetery. Surviving are three sons, G. T Humphries of McAllen, Race Humphries of Treadway. Texas, and A. E. Humphries of Elsa; and two daughters, Mrs. John Vivian and Mrs. Fred Brown, both of Elsa, TWINS BORN Twin* were born to Mr. and Mrs. Clemente Medrano, between 17th and 18th on Taylor srteet, Tuesday morning. One of the babies was born dead, and an inquest was held for It by Jus. of the Peace John Martin. Morgan Aides Go Into Huddle at Senate Inquiry f ■mw ■■ — *""" 1~ mmm - —- - — - Repeal of the capital gains provision of the federal income tax law under which Morgan partners paid no income tax in recent years would be to the advantage of the government, Leonard S. Keyes, general manager of J. P. Morgan and Company, told the Senate committee investigating Policies of the giant j financial house. Here is Keyes (left) with Arthur M. Anderson (center) and Harold Stanley, Morgan partners, conferring in the committee room. NEW YORK. June 6. i/P>—Grand opera at four-bits is packing the Hippodrome twice dally, indicating that New Yorkers are not as heath en as had been suspected. Mr. _ Verdi’s opus dealing with the little Egyptian girl. Aida, has been a good cash register ringer for quite a six 11, but not even the — POST OFFICERS SENT TO UTAH Eight Ft. Brown officers, headed by Capt. Vernon M. Shell, left Brownsville Monday night for Ft. Douglas, Utah, for temporary duty with the Civilian Conservation Corps. Other officers in the group were First Lts. Robert L. Freeman, Hugh F. P. Hoffman. Chas. H. Reed. Raymond B. Palmer, and. Second Lts. Brainard S. Cook, Gerard C. Cowan and Chas. M. Iseley. Their duties with the reforestation' work are temporary and they arf still assigned to the 12th Cavalry and Ft. Brown. The post band gave the officer# a “send-off’ at the Missouri Pa cific depot and many of the offi cers' friends were present when they departed. This makes a total of 19 officers and men the 12th Cavalry has furnished to the reforestation work. Eleven non-commissioned officers were sent to Ft. Sill, Okla., recent-* ly for this work. Other officers at Ft. Brown hava been notified to hold themselves in readiness for temporary duty with the Civilian Corps. MATTERNSETS (Continued From Page One) sandstorms, borne on by the winds. The city, a center for meat and dairy industries, has municipal elec tric, water, and bus service. Its al titude is 285 feet. Averages 120 M. P. H. It is the first important city east of the Ural Mountains, the divid ing line between Europe and Asia It is on the Trans-Siberian Rail way; river steamers reach it from the north and south, and caravans from the central Asiatic republic visit it. In history. Omsk is important In that 'Admiral Kolchak declared himself dictator of Siberia after the war in the city. Finally, the city was captured by the Bolshevist army. Omsk is 1,450 miles from Mos cow. The American round-the world flier left the Soviet capital at 1:14 a. m. <5.14 p. m. Monday Eastern standard time). His time for this leg of his jour ney was 12 hours, 21 minutes, averaging about 120 miles an hour. Harlingen Plans July 4th Program (Special to The Herald) HARLINGEN. June 6—Tentative plans have been made for . a big j Fourth of July celebration to be ! held in Harlingen, the business and professional men going so far as to name a marshal for the parade in the person of V. V. Pernoud. Troops from Ft. Brown, Boy Scout, Girl Reserves, American Legion and other organizations would be represented. Baseball game between the Har lingen Merchants and some other strong Valley club and a recreation ball game between local all-stars and Valley all-stars are among the attractions scheduled. Bicycle races, firewTorks, wrestling and added at tractions at the theaters are plan ned. — ' .... ,-— ■ French Entrant In Fair Contest Dies CHICAGO, June 6. (J*> — The French representative in the com petition for queen of the Chicago’s World's Fair—Mile. Lyettc Teppaz. of Paris, died in a hospital today. Physicians said acute peritonitis following an attack of colitis was the cause of death. She was 29 years old. She had been ill since leaving France and was able to attend only two days of the festivities for the fifty-one winners of contests con ducted for selection of beautiful girls to attend the fair as members of the queen's court. 4Four-Bit9 Grand Opera, Elephants, Camels Pack House loudest enthusiasts of opera fig ured the piece could stand a "run” in a theatre where movies and vaudevilles had failed to exche bravos. Whether it was the opera or the price, all the 6,500 seats in the huge theatre were taken for the opening Saturday night, and sim ilar business has continued at sub sequent performances. | Not only is opera being present ed af the price of a three layer sandwich, but it is being embellish ed with such creatures as elephants and camels to lend it some good old fashioned Egyptian atmosphere. The audacity of producers in presenting entertainment many years old has been the theatrical surprise of the generation to Broad way. Such ancient upstarts as ‘•Aida,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and the Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire have made their sponsors lame carrying money to the bank. The current opera experiment is being conducted by a group known as the Chicago Opera company. The two-a-day schedule requires an extensive reserve list of prin cipals, with latemating casts. There is something in the whole situation to inspire philosophic study; grand opera a sell-cut, and burlesque shows two blocks away hawking for customers. It must be the elephants. ‘MREDiOOlNG’ CHARGES FILED ..— DALLAS. June 6. I/P)—Ivan Pool, 33, ex-convict, was charged with murder, five others were in custody and additional charges were pend ing today in connection with the slaying of Nick Raspasky, 57, hotel operator, May 2. Pool, Identified by five witnesses as the fictitious officer who lured Raspasky out of his room late at night, was held in solitary confine ment while authorities perfected written statements from others who had been detained. M. L. Miller, special investigator for the district attorney, and Tom Manion, deputy sheriff, who teamed together a week ago in investiga tion of the case, termed the slav ing as a “hired killing” and assert ed it had many spectacular angles. A chance remark made by a pris oner in the county jail and over heard by Manion started officers on a series of tips which led them, they believed, to a solution of the mys tery. Pool was arrested at a hotel Sun day night. IN OUR 1 VALLEY (Continued From Page One) tion are there in the United States which get the nation wide publicity which ccmes to Brownsville— And few sections are there which gain the same sort of publicity which comes to the Valley. The reason? Things happen down here in this new country which is still feeling its growing ‘ pains. • • m BY A QUEER TWIST OF THE irony of fate most of the enthusias tic fishermen among the officers at Fort Brown Are being transferred to serve in the “tree army" away off yonder where a fish is something that comes in cans. Curtis Weaker PHILADELPHIA, June 6. (/P)— Cyrus H. K. Curtis. Philadelphia publisher, who is 'critically ill at his home in suburban Wyncote, wTas reported a little weaker today. Mr. Curtis has been ill more than a year from a heart ailment and the infirmities of age. DEBTORSCHOOL BILL SIGNED AUSTIN, June 6. UPy—Gov. Mir iam A. Ferguson today signed a bill to prohibit payment of state school aid to any district that is more than I two years in arrears in payment of ' principal or interest on bonds issued I by the district and held by the per manent school fund. Six other bills were signed by the governor. They are: To allow county commissioners courts to condemn land to divert stream beds in highway relocation. To allow banks and banks and trust companies to hold real estate longer than five years with permis sion of the banking commissioner. To permit counties of certain population to purchase property of its debtors under certain conditions. To provide that county funds de posited with the county depository shall bear interest on dally balances. To authorize the prison board to insure officers and employes of the prison system against liability aris ing from any damages sustained by third persons through convict opera tion of motor vehicles. To require foreign corporations operating in, Texas to file a power of attorney with the secretary of state on whom service of citation may be had and to require corpora tions to maintain an officer in Tex as on whom service may be made for four years after the company has ceased to operate in this state. REPEAL TEST (Continued From Page One) which previously had voted to strike the amendment from the constitu tion. Thirty-six states are needed for repeal. Today the 10th state—Indiana— made its decision at the polls. The state legislature liberalized its pro hibition law’s earlier this year. Bishop James Cannon, Jr., a lead er among prohibition advocates, was quoted as saying before today’s vot ing: “If we can win in Indiana, we can prevent repeal.” The Anti Saloon League superintendent for that state expressed the opinion that prohibition defenders had a "fifty-fifty chance.” The vote in Illinois yesterday was approximately four to one for re peal. This was the third test in the middle west, Michigan and Wiscon sin having blazed the repeal trail. Four eastern states—New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Rhode Is land and two western states Wyom ing and Nevada—have voted for re peal of the amendment. There have been thus far no states to vote for the amendment’s retention in the constitution. Before June ends six more states will have registered their views on prohibition repeal. The states and the date of the voting are: Massachusetts June 16. Connecticut, June 20. New Hampshire, June 20. Iowa. June 20. California, June 27. West Virginia, June 27. ILLINOIS SAYS ‘NO’ TO DRY RETENTION CHICAGO. June 6. —Illinois ' has registered an emphatic “no" on the question of retaining the 18th amendment. When 5502 of the state’s 7,249 pre cincts had reported the vote stood For repeal 958.627. Against repeal 237,525. Both the democratic and the re publican parties backed the slate of 50 "wet” candidates for delegates to the state’s repeal convention at Springfield July 10. COMMISSIONER RETURNS u. S. Commr. E. K. Goodrich re turned here Tuesday morning after a trip to Galveston in connection with his office. JUDGE VISITS • Judge Dorsett of Raymondville was at the Cameron county court house on businessTuesday morning. I MATTERN HAD FLIGHT HOPES WHILE HERE Jimmy Mattern’s present dash around the world isn’t just a sud den idea. Jimmy was planning such a trip six years ago. Authority for this statement is Juny Cobolini of Brownsville, then a city commissioner, who knew Mat tem well when the aviator was fly ing fish from the Soto la Marino fishing grounds here. “Jimmy was always talking about a trip around the world.” Cobolini said. “He said he would do it some day, and even then was studying maps, and figuring out how he would make the flight.” Many other Brownsville people recalled pleasant conversatiosn and contacts with the good-natured flier during the year he was here. “Why, he fixed my boy’s bicycle one day,’* remarked George White as he looked at the photograph of Jimmy in the newspapers and re called him. Many other local residents were recalling the days when he was here. cowMlwbll TRY NEW IDEA (Special to The Herald) SAN BENITO, June 5.—S. Paul Cowgill has had such success prun ing spring tomatoes that he is go ing to try it on fall tomatoes, he said this week. It has been his observation dur ing experiments conducted over a period of several years, that pruned tomatoes product four times as much at the first picking as vines that have not been pruned. He thinks this would be of particular advantage in the fall because the vines would yield most of their fruit i before frost time. The Valley fall tomato deal sometimes is cut, short by cold weather and Mr. Cowgill believes that if her can cause his vines to produce most of their crop early in the season that he will prof it more. Mr. Cowgill started his experi ments several years ago when he primed parts of his crop and then compared production. He found that same varieties planted in the same field under the same conditions varied according to whether or not they were pruned, the chief dif ference being in greater production of large tomatoes for the first pick ing. This often is an advantage be cause the early market prices usual ly are higher. Among the other things discover ed by Mr. Cowgill is the fact that the marglobe types respond best to pruning. It takes a sturdy plant to withstand pruning but the ones which do survive it yield more to matoes, he said. The marglobe is of the sturdy type. Due to a frost this spring, Mr. Cowgill was forced to replant. He did not get the variety of tomato he ordered but even with this less sturdy kind the value of pruning was evident, he said. He is growing fewer tomatoes every year for com parative purposes, pruning most of his crop, but the few unpruned rows of the less sturdy variety h% planted served to uphold his belief in prun ing. _ \ Road Department To Get Landscape Chief (Special to The Herald) SAN BENITO, June 6.—All em ployes of the state highway depart ment are to be made “landscape con scious,” as the result of a beautifi cation program which has been adopted, according to a communi cation received by the chamber of commerce from highway division No. 21 headquarters at Pharr. Jack Guppels has been retained as landscape engineer for state high ways and will look after their beautification. Preservation of nat tural growths will be one of the things sought. Highway crews have for some time left beautiful trees and shrubbery at advantageous points and kept them pruned and otherwise In good condition. London’s sewers have a total length of more than 500 mile*. DON! 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