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FORTY-FIRST YEAR—No. 290 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1933 TEN PAGES TODAY 6c A COPIQ
* V in FUMES FROM MOTOR FORCE TEXANDOWN Almost - Unconscious Flier Damages His Ship (Copyright, 1933, by AP) MOSCOW, June 8.—Fumes from a leaking gas line, which almost overcame him in the air, forced Jimmie Mattem suddenly to land near Prokopievsk, Siberia, Wednes day, the American round-the-world flier told the Associated Press to day. “I am still sick from those fumes,” the Texan said in an exclusive telephone interview. He spoke from Belovo, a workers’ settlement near Prokopievsk where he came down at 10 a. m. Moscow time Wednesday <3 a. m. EST) a few hours after he had started from Omsk, Siberia, on the fifth lap of his round-the-world dash. Fuel Line Leak "I can't hold any food on my stom ach, but 1 expect to get off for Krasnoyarsk in five or ten hours," he said. "I was four hours out of Omsk when I discovered a leak in the luel line, and by the time I had found out what the trouble was, I was in bad shape from the fumes.” He added that he was almost un conscious when he brought the plane down on a small emergency land ing lield at Belovo, the settlement. "When I landed. I broke my stab ilizer and I cannot make perman ent repairs here. "lijL nave helped me as much as theyIn here, however, and I shall be alJJe to get off with temporary repairs within a few hours and run into Wrasnoyarsk, where there aie facilities for fixing this stabilizer. Gets Little Sleep “I have already fixed the gas line leak and I am almost ready to take off as far as repairs are concerned. “The only thing is that I feel too sick now, and I think I will wait a few hours until I get better.” Asked if he had got any sleep, Mattern replied: “Not much. I have been working on the ship ever since coming down. But I am not very sleepy and I'll probably pick up some rest at Kras noyarsk. How is my elapsed time from New York now?” He was assured that he was all right. In response to a question about what his own log said Mat tern replied: “Hell! I have lost all track ol time.” Asked the exact time he landed, the flier gave the same rejoinder. “I can’t tell you exactly,” he ex plained, “but I was just four hours cut of Omsk when I found out what had happened and I came down almost immediately.” Having left Omsk at 1:10 a. m. Wednesday, Moscow' Time, (5:io p m. Tuesday, EST), his landing would have been some time after 5:00 a. m. Moscow time (9:00 p. m. Tuesday. EST), or approximately one hour after he passed over Novo sibirsk. Theatmcnt Is Good “I climbed out of my plane by my self,” Mattern continued, “although I was so groggy I could hardly stand. Before I knew it there were a lot of people around me but I could not understand the questions they were shooting at me. ‘‘They took me into a nearby house and by that time they found somebody who spoke English. They tried to put me to bed but I only sat down a few minutes and then went back to the plane.” ‘‘They have been awfully good to me, giving me hot drinks and food, but I can’t keep any of it down. As soon as I get these fumes out of my system I’ll be all right.” Mattern’s landing place was five (Continued on Page Three) School Cost Per Pupil Cut $17.25 The salary cost per pupil in Cameron county common school districts was reduced $17.25 during the past school year as compared to the previous year, according to figures in the office of Mrs. W. R. Jones, county superintendent. These figures are based on average daily attendance. The saving was made possible through salary reductions and in creased attendance. The salary-cost per pupil during the past term was $25.93 as com pared to a figure of $43.18 the pre rious season. The percentage of at tendance was 73.4 with a total ol 11,066 pupils enro’Ied- i The Winner The Loser CONGRESS MAY END ITS WORK BY SATURDAY Vet Pay Compromise Is Believed Near WASHINGTON, June 8.— /P>— Congress dug in with a will today to bring the special sessicV to an end as quickly as possible. Pres. Roosevelt hopes this will be by Saturday. Blocked by GOP Tlie senate met two hours early in an effort to reach a vote on the big industrial recovery bill. Lead : ers were prepared to keep the sen i ate in session tonight if necessary. Republican drives for the sales tax | and against the industrial licensing : provisions of the measure were stiff obstacles. While the house took up minor bills, leaders conferred with Pres. Roosevelt at the White House on a comprise to end the seething veterans economy dispute. The leaders said great progress had been made and it was indicated a satisfactory solution soon would be reached on this, the only other major issue remaining for settle ment before adjournment. Before the house ways and means committee Major A. V. Dalrymple, prohibition administrator, favored legalization of naturally fermented wines of 10 or 12 per cent, at t,he same time expressing “unalterable opposition” to repeal of the eight eenth amendment. Saying that 312 beer had reduced bootlegging, he contended that wine legalization would increase respect for law and add to treasury revenues. Relief Agreed On Soon after the senate convened It approved a resolution giving the senate banking committee authori ty to delve into the individual in come tax returns of the J. P. Mor gan banking house partners. Senate and house conferees reach agreement on the adminis tration’s home mortgage relief bill, another step forward toward ad journment. The measure is to be brought up in both houses for quick action. ‘Ma’ Frees Two AUSTIN. June 8. (VP)—Gov. Mir iam A. Ferguson today gave condi tional pardons to Fan Briggs of Gregg county, convicted of robbery in September 1931 and sentenced to five years imprisonment, and to Rose Fuller. McLennan county, con victed of forgery in December 1932 and sentenced to two years. Woman, Desiring To Have Another Baby, Steals Tot CINCINNATI, June 8.—(.T)— Mrs. Virginia Rogers, 31, mother of two children, was held for grand jury action under $25,000 bond today on a charge of steal ing a child to satisfy her desire to have another baby of her own. Officials said they expected an indictment would be returned against Mrs. Rogers for taking the 6-weeks-old daughter of Mrs. Madeline Sneed, 21, from its home May 31. Physicians who examined the woman at the direction of the county prosecutor said the wo man had believed she was about to have a child, and that realiza tion that she was mistaken left her with a desire to possess a baby nevertheless. DREDGEPASSES 2-MILE MARK | Port Isabel Channel Project Half Completed; Officials Well Satisfied ("Special to The Herald) PORT ISABEL, June 8.— The dredge Texas has passed the two mile mark in its task of cutting a 25-foot channel front Brazos Santiago pass to a point near Port Isabel, where the turning basin is to be located. The big suction dredge is making steady progress and has completed just about half the channel project. Port officials stated that prep arations for the remainder of the port work are being made. It is understood that bids for the construction of the terminal facilities at Port Isabel will be asked as soon as the turning basin and channel are completed. Officials of the Port Isabel com pany today said that all arrange ments are being made to extend the railroad to the turning basin as soon as necessary. About 7,000 feet of railway track must be built to make this connection, and suit able railway sidings must be built. Engineers of the Atlantic, Gulf & Pacific company, which has the dredging contract, have expressed satisfaction with progress made in dredging. Valley Net Stars Lose at Santone SAN ANTONIO. June 8. (JP)—J Jones of Weslaco and A. Timlin of McAllen were eliminated in the first round of junior doubles of the Texas Interscholastic tennis tourney here today. F. D. AND DEM LEADERS IN CONFERENCE 25 Per Cent Limit In Reduction Included WASHINGTON. June 8. (/Pi House democratic leaders and Pres. Roosevelt have gone far toward reaching a compromise agreement on the controversy over how much war veterans allowances can be cut! to aid budget-balancing. Final Showdown As the special veterans commit tee went to the White House for a final showdown with Pres. Roose velt, Rep. Byms of Tennessee, tlic democratic leader, told newspaper men “surprising progress has been made toward reaching an agree ment.” “Indications are that a satisfac tory compromise will be reached,” he added, saying the “remaining bone of contention is what is go ing to be done with the Spanish American war veterans.” Concessions Made The president, Byrns said, had made some “great concessions’’ as did advocates of the Connally amendment on the presumptive World War veteran cases. The president’s compromise pro posal includes an agreement that the compensation of no veteran with service connected disability shall be reduced more than 25 per cent, that is border line presumptive cases the veteran will be given benefit of the doubt and that in other presump tive cases right of six months ap peal shall be given. Border Troops Hunt Bandit EAGLE PASS, June 8. UP)—Pie dras Negras, Mexico, military head quarters reported today that soldiers had been sent from Muzquiz to Boquillas, Mexico, several days ago with orders to capture Candelario Baesa who held captive for a time two American ranchmen, Art Han nold and John Rollins. S. A. McMillin, American consul at Piedras Negras. across the inter national border from Eagle Pass, said he had received no informa tion concerning the whereabouts of the soldiers Charge Against Steffens Dropped ^Special to The Herald) EDINBURG. June 8.—An indict ment charging W. C. Steffens, Weslaco banker, with embezzle ment in connection with cashing drafts on the closed McAllen bank several months ago, was dismissed this morning on the state's motion. The motion stated that t.he twe most important state’s -witness es, Roy Carter and M. H. Delong, were permanently removed from the state and that conviction would be impossible without their testimony The motion also set out that the bank will not pay for the services of a handwriting expert. CRASH HALTS FLYING PAIS Mcllisons, Seeking Three New Records, Wreck Plane at Start CROYDON AIRPORT. England June 8. (.$*>—Disaster overtook Capt James A. Mollison and his equallj famous flying wife today at the outset of their adventurous attempi to set three new aviation records. Their large plane, carrying i three-ton load, crashed at the take off for a flight to New York, whenc< they planned to fly to Bagdad anc then back to England. Neither of the fliers was hurt They have performed several bril liant air exploits individually, al though this was to have been thei: first record-breaking trial together The machine had run about 3( yards when it apparently struck ; depression in the field. Its land ing gear was tom away; the nos< was dented: both propellors wen curled up; the lower left wing wa broken, and both right wings wen crumbled. The mishap occurred at 5:50 a m. (11:50 p. m. E. S. T. Wednes day). Premier of Spain And Cabinet Quil MADRID, June 8. UP)—The gov ernment headed by Premier Manue Azana resigned today. The resignation came after z cabinet session and resulted direct ly from the refusal of Pres. Nice to Alcala Zamora to make minister ial changes requested by Premiei Azana. The premier had asked tha1 a new treasury’ minister be appoint ed and that the ministry of agricul ture be split into two parts. Californian Now in Line For Chance at World Title YANKEE STADIUM, NEW YORK, June 8—Max Baer, free-care Californian, won a chance at the world’s heavyweight championship here Thursday night by beat ing Max Schmeling, one time champion, before a crowd of 65,000. Baer has been the sensation of the American heavy weight field for the past year, and he is now in line for about with the winner of the Sharkey-Carnera bout. Round One Instead of crouching and rush ing. the big Baer moved slowly in to Schmeling and ripped a hard left hook into the head. Encour aged. the big fellow leaped on Schmeling and smashed to the ropes, banging both hands to the German’s body. He did it so eas ily the crowd leaped to its feet, roared “rush him’’ and Baer tore back in again. He hooked his left behind the German’s head and smashed Schmeling across the ring, beating him with a free right hand. Again time Schmeling pulled back and Baer played that trick but this smashed a terrific right to Baer’s face. The Californian grabbed the top rope for support and blood pour ed from his nose as he covered quickly. Schmeling drove a right to the heart and Baer tossed a long ! right as the bell sounded. Round Two | Schmeling was smiling as he j came out and met Baer in the lat ter’s comer. Moving in carefully, bobbing as he came. Schmeling jab bed a half dozen lefts to the head but Baer ripped a terrific left to the head, caught Schmeling on the ropes, and flailed him wbth both hands. Left and left and right after right tore into the befuddled German’s head as Baer lashed at hmi savagely. Schmeling pulled away and Baer grinned confident ly as he stabbed at him with long lefts. Schmeling strove to find a way to get past Baer’s long left | but Baer piled both hands to the ! body and grinned again as he pull ed away. A terrific right set Schmeling up almost helpless against the ropes as Baer’s huge fist crashed through the German’s ! ja\v. * Schmeling was protecting | himself, covering by instinct under ' Baer's furious attack as the bell ;sounded. Round Three Schmeling rallied quickly and meet Baer with a jabbing left hand. i again came far across the ring to Baer took his light lefts cockily, laughing at the German, but Schmeling kept plugging, lifting a hard right uppercut to the head. Baer held the German with his left and drove three hard rights under the heart, but the Teuton s close knit defense blocked off a hal dozen more swings to the body. Schmeling board to close quarters as Baer missed two long rights, and rocked the Caliornian’s head with 1 both hands inside. But Baer, still disdainful, pulled away, banged a long right to the head, then ripped „ both hands to Schmeling's body ' until the bell sounded. Round Four Baer's defense was far more cap able than any one had expected as Schmeling moved in and f°^nci himself smothered by the Califor nian's arms. They swapped lefts to the face, then each drove a ter riic right to the jaw. Both stop ped short, but Baer rallied quickest ' and smashed both hands in a storm i of thudding punches to Schmeling s head. They locked heads and each 1 ! tried to find an opening through the welter of the others arms. Sud ' i denly they switched to the head ■ with a roaring free handed ex change that brought the crowd up ' shouting. Despite the terrific phh* ishment he had taken. Schmeling ! rallied strongly and drove Baer in to a comer, cuffing the tall Calif ; ! ornian s head with short hooks in side as the bell caught Baer haul | ing back his right for a long dis , tance smash. Round Five 1 The excitement was so great around the ringside that fights ■ were breaking out in the rear pews among the customers. Apparent ly a bit wearied from the pace, Baer stod off an dboxed as Schmel ing moved constantly in on him, trying to force openings for his : heavy right and short choppy left jabs. Schmeling hooked a hard left to the head and crossed his right solidly to the jaw but Baer reached the German with a right that started his left eye closing. Baer thundered in with both hands, whipping them to the head, but Schmeling merely shook his black thatch and came back for more. He got it as Baer held him off with a left and chopped his right short to the head. Schmeling leaned back in again, thumping both hands to the body, but Baer reached the Teuton with a long right to the head and a left hook to the body as the bell sounded. Round Six Baer danced away, meeting Schmeling's charge 'with a long left that bounced from the German eyebrows. Referee Donovan warn ed Baer for sneaking punches in the clinches. They swapped punch es to the head along the ropes and Baer almost drove Schmeling from the ring with a right high on the temple. The German shook his head and crowded back in, stab bing his left to the head as Baer seemed to loaf along. Again Baer was warned, this time for back hand punching. They stood in a corner and shot short right smash es to the jaw. but Baeh still loaf ed along, letting Schmeling force the fighting and set the pace. As the round ended. Referee Dono van’s warning automatically gave the round to Schmeling. Round Seven Baer stepped in with two long rights high to Schmeling's head but the German ripped back with a pair of rights that stopped the Californian short. Again Referee Donovan caught Baer backhanding and warned him as Schmeling pin ned his burly foe against the ropes an dsmashed his body with both hands. Baer drove a long left and r!|ht to Schmeling's body but the steam seemed to be seeping from the Californian’s blows. Schmeling crowded inside, drum med both hands to the body and lifted a left hook to the chin. Baer threw both hands half heartedly to the head, lifted a right uppercut to Schmeling's jaw and crossed a line long right to Schmeling's head but the German fought back stolid ly as Baer missed another long right to the head. Baer smashed his right to the head as the round ended. Rcund Eight Baer had slowed down consider 1 ably, lost some of his savagery, as he tried to find the dogged Schmel , ing off with a long left hand. Baer ripped a looping left to the body and i dropped a short hard right on ! Schmeling’s chin but the German ! slipped in close and tucked his head out of dange ron Baer's chest, i Baer took a hard right to the head, i driving Schmeling into the ropes swinging both fists to the chin, but ' took two short right smashes on the ; chin as they came away. No mat ter how hard Baer seemed to hit the German, Schmeling came bor ing back, his hands working busily inside. Baer flailed Schmelings head with both hands and the crowd booed as the Californian backhanded again, twisted Schmel ing around and banged him from behind with a left as the bell rang. Round Nine Schmeling's seconds changed his trunks between rounds. The Ger man. apparently as fresh as when he started, though there were cuts over both his eyes, shuffled for ward into a slash t othe head. Baer drove both hands to the body, then measured the German with a vol ley of right hand slashes to the head. Schmeling laid back against the ropes, apparently badly hurt as Baer reached him again with another booming right to the jaw, but once more Baer hurt his own game by backhanding as the crowd booed. Schmeling shook himself and got in close, working both hands to the body, but once more he ran into a terrific fusil lade of short left and right jolts to the chin. Baer was punching as short as Schmeling usualy did, hit ting Schmeling almost at will with either hand in a neutral comer. Baer kept slugging after the bell and Schmeling waved protest to the referee as he stumbled a bit going to his comer. Round Ten Baer tore out savagely in an ef fort to finis hthe German, smash Schmeling's head. A right floored ing his right three times on Schmeling after a volley had pun ished him terrifically. Schmeling stumbled to his feel at the count of nine but he was helpless. Referee Donovan stepped in and stopped the fight after one minute, and 51 seconds of the tentft round. HEAT, STORMS TAKE LIVES Three Score Deaths Caused By Freak Weather Near Great Lakes KANSAS CITY, June 8.-—■* Blistering heat, tornadoes and winds akin to tornadoes, hail and lightning harassed the nation m much of the area between the Rockies and the Atlantic Wednes day. Nearly three score deaths, most of them due to drowning and heat prostration, were reported. Deaths were most numerous m the states bordering the Great Lake^f There were ll in Illinois, eight each in Wisconsin and In diana, five in western New York, and four each in Ohio. Michigan and Pennsylvania. Including Tues day, there have been 10 deaths from drowning in Wisconsin. Bloomington, 111., and Paducah, Ky., reported maximum tempera tures of 102. The western New York deaths were due to a violent wind, hail and electric storm. Two, at Lacka wanna, were killed in a wall cave rn, one drowned at Buffalo, one was crushed by a bam in Lancaster and another stlVick by lightning in Batavia. No vessels were reported lost on the Great Lakes although naviga tion of small craft was t^tzardous. Harold Seiler, a farai hand near Madison, Neb., was picked up by a tornado, carried over several trees and dumped, unhurt, in an alfalfa field. extreme neat, ana lack or recent rains, were reported by official Kansas agricultural sources as un favorable to wheat, oats, pastures, potatoes and barley but bene ficial to corn. The mercury dropped from 92 to 71 during a brief electrical storm in the national capital about mid night. A strong wind uprooted trees and shrubs. Mrs. Russell Channon, brought to a hospital at Stillwater, Minn., I with a broken leg after a tree j crashed into her motorcar during a storm, was given treatment un der light furnished by batteries and a spotlight, the storm having dis rupted power lines. In the west a steady rain in Portland, Ore., on the eve of the outdoor rose festival. Summer stu dents beginning classes in Arizona State Teachers college at Flagstaff ; fcund snow still stretching far i down the mountains and mild temperatures. Donna Irrigation Directors Quit ____ (Special to The Herald) EDINBURG, June 8.—Pour new members of the board of directors of the Donna Irrigation District filed sureity bonds with the county clerk this morning following the resignation of four directors of the district earlier today. New directors are C. E. Holcombe, W. R. Tomlinson. Fred L. Appleby and A. W. Weinert. They succeed Josh Ewing, H. W. Princhard, J. M. Harbin and L. H. Hinkle. L. F. Martin, the fifth director, remains. No reason was given foi the resignations either by county or district officials. 'w v v t1 MARKETS A T GLANCE NEW YORK Stocks firm; metal shares strong. Bonds irregular; Germans rally. Curb irregular; textile stocks strong. i Foreign exchanges strong; dol lar at new lows. Cotton lower; favorable weath er; lower cables; southern selling. Sugar higher; trade buying. Coffee firmer; steady Brazilian markets. CHICAGO Wheat: Lower; speculative de mand meager. Corn: Weak; favorable weath er. Cattle: Steady; supply meager. Hogs: 15 lower, slow, top $4®.