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-— - THE VALLEY FIRST—FIRST IN THE VALLEY—LEASED WIRE SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS -— FORTY-SECOND YEAR—No. 47 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 1938 EIGHTEEN PAGES TOD AY, »c A COPY) Valley Votes for Dry Repeal and Relief Bonds BORDER GOES ALM0ST2T01 PINST DRYS All State Amendments Are Approved By Valley —__ Cameron county Saturday lined Up for repeal of the 18th amend ment by a more than two to one majority and gave each amend ment to the state constitution a substantial majority. Cameron totals, with four boxes unreported, were: For' repeal 3,186, against 1,467; county home rule 2721 for, 1502 against; bond issue 3109 for, 1374 against; beer 3277 for, 1353 against; homestead exemption 4.021 for, 434 against. The vote by precincts, received at midnight Saturday, on repeal and the bond issue, follows: Brownsville, for repeal 1364, against 200; bond issue 1275 for, 255 against. Harlingen, for repeal 1419, against 266; bond issue 453 for, 217 against. San Benito, for repeal 1469, against 254; bond issue 488 for, 217 against. La Feria, for repeal 214, against 127; bond issue 190 for, 140 against. Villanueva, for repeal 70, against 11; bond issue 50 for, 20 against. Stuart Place, for repeal 42. against 39; bond issue 45 for 35 against. Port Isabel, for repeal 102, against 30; bond issue 101 for, 23 against. El Jajdin, for repeal 49. against repeal 76; bond issue 48 for, 73 against. Santa Rosa, for repeal 82, against 97; bond issue 97 for, 77 against. Rjyfaerville, for repeal 10, against Rio Hondo, for repeal 80, against 93; bond issue 94 for, 72 against. Combes, for repeal 40. against 17; bond issue, 28 for, 25 against. Santa Maria, for repeal 32, against 6; bond Issue 18 for, 15 against. Media Luna, for repeal 83, against 53; bond issue 93 for, 43 against. Los Fresnos, for repeal 95, against 118; bond issue 76 for, 120 against. Primera, for repeal 6, against 51, bond issue 30 for, 23 against. HIDALGO FAVORS kALL AMENDMENTS (Special to The Herald) McALLEN, Aug. 26.—On a basis | of 17 boxes out of 23. with 16 com plete, Hidalgo county turned in thumping majorities on all of the propositions voted upon in the Sat urday election. The count at a late hour Satur day night was as follows: National repeal, 2738 for, 1858 against; 3.2 beer, 2659 for, 1650 against; relief bonds, 2559 for, 1889 against; home rule, 2756 for, 1519 against; homestead exemption, 3925 for, 557 against. These figures were on a total vote of 5,444, and it was estimated that six uncounted boxes would cast a total of around 1500. Five Hidalgo county towns voted against repeal of the 18th amend ’ment as follows: San Juan 93-76, Pharr 166-143, Alamo 119-101, Har gill 21-14 and West Weslaco 141-139. West Weslaco furnished an oddity in that it voted against repeal of the 18th amendment, but favored the sale of 3.2 beer. It voted 141-139 against repeal of the national miigMment, and favored 3.2 beer 14«338. WILLACY ENDORSES ALL PROPOSALS (Special to The Herald) R/YMONDVILLE, Aug. 26—Wil lacy county Saturday lined up with Other Valley counties in voting substantial majorities for the re peal of the 18th amendment. County voters also favored sale of beer and voted favorably on all state amendments. The vote follows: For repeal 371, against 277; for beer 391, against 261; for bonds Issue 412, against 212; for home rule 397, against 170; for home stead amendment 561, against 71. Ten Drunks Jailed The wets evidently could not wait, or they were overjoyed with their success in the Saturday election, for 10 drunks found their way into the Cameron county Jail before mid night. Five of them were brought in from the Magnolia dance hall, near Southmost, after Pedro Guzman, 26, had been cut over the head in an affray. His injury was not considered serious. Wreck Hurts Woman (Special to The Herald) MERCEDES, Aug. 26.—Mrs. E. H. jggsey of this city is confined in a Temple hospital with a broken kneecap, sustained in an automobile accident at St. Paul’s Valley, Okla., when, she and Dr. Kasey were re tum«Y from a vacation trip to Doinlr in Iowa and Kansas. Dr. jgaaey was uninjured. *-— Texas’ Capital Wipes Out Local Option Dry Law AUSTIN, Aug. 26. —OP)—Aus tin, the Capital City of Texas, voted overwhelmingly today to erase the local option dry law adopted back in 1918 and also ap proved by a sweeping majority the 3.2 per cent beer legalization amendment to the state constitu tion and repeal of the 18 am endment. Gov. Miriam A." Ferguson’s home voting box approved the wet option proposal 222 to 51. FARlf PROJECT PLANS MAPPED 50-Unit, 500-Acre Plan Is Advanced by C. of C. At Brownsville * A plan worked out by the Browns ville Chamber of Commerce for a self-liquidating 50-unit farm proj ect near here to be financed by the Reconstruction Finance corpora tion will be discussed by the Tex as relief commission in session at Austin Sunday. G. C. Richardson, chamber of commerce manager, was asked Sat urday by Col. Lawrence Westbrook, state director, to come there and discuss the plan with the state com mission. Col. Westbrook said that It is fav ored by those who have considered it. The plan also was sent to the U. S. Department of Interior, and is under discussion there. It calls for a farm project on one tract of 500 acres, or on several smaller tracts, with the individual farm units being 10 acres each, on irrigated land. A house, containing three rooms, will be built with R. F. C. labor, and native materials, the cost of the ma terials being estimated at $55.10 for each house. Each farmer would be furnished with livestock to the value of $43, and with farm equip ment and tools costing $60.65. The estimated cost of the entire project is $7,937 for the buildings, livestock and equipment, exclusive of the labor to build the houses. An appropriation of $15,000 to launch the project in this section is suggest ed. The farm near Brownsville is sug gested because of the mild winter climate in this section. A plan of purchase whereby pro ceeds from the crops ould apply on the purchase has been worked out. Crop Production Loans Available (Special to The Herald) SAN BENITO, Aug. 26.—Funds for crop production loans for the Valley now are available, it was announced here this afternoon fol lowing a conference between offi cials of the Regional Agricultural Credit Corporation and representa tive Valley citizens. Ben S. Smith, manager of the rc gional set-up with headquarters at Houston, attended the conference this afternoon. He was accompanied here by Ben S. Smith, Washington representative. The Valley corporation force has been augmented by the arival of R. E. L. Wessendorf and another rep resentative is to arrive to join the Valley. F. D. to Act Today On Code for Autos WASHINGTON. Aug. 26. (JP)—The recovery administration announced tonight Pres. Roosevelt would act on the code for the automobile indus try tomorrow at Hyde Park, N. Y. Donald Richberg, general counsel for the administration, said the code was sent by plane to Hyde Park to night for the president’s considera tion. He added recommendations of the labor advisory board went along with it. S. A. Judge To Hold Federal Court Here Federal Judge Robert J. McMil lin of San Antonio will open a short term of federal court here Monday for the purpose of hearing several specially set civil cases. In addition he will clear the Cam eron and Hidalgo county jails of pleas of guilty in criminal cases. Albert Thomas, assistant U. S. at torney at Houston, will attend the term in the absence of Carlos G. Watson, asistant regularly station ed here. THE WEATHER For Brownsville and the Valley: Partly cloudy to cloudy Saturday aight and Sunday. F. D. DECLARES NRA CAMPAIGN IS BIG JUCCESS Drive Compared To Days of ’17 By President POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., Aug. 26. (£*)—Pres. Roosevelt today declared the national recovery drive for more johs and more pay to be succeeding with a unanimity of the people, ‘un equalled since the war-days” bring ing the country “back to better times.” In the bright sun on the Vassar college campus the president told the people of his home county who gathered to welcome him home that “the downhill drift has definitely turned and became an upward surge.” ‘Local Community* Speaking publicly on the recovery drive for the first time since his intensive days at the White House in inaugurating the new deal for America, Mr. Roosevelt put emphasis into his words declaring the new policy to be one extending to the nation the principle of “local com munity—that no individual, no fam ily, has a right to do things which hurt the neighbors.” The president wiped beads of per spiration from his forehead and looked his old neighbors of this re publican county in the face as he also called for a complete reorgani zation of local government. “Some day the people of the state of New York will do some thing about it,” he said, “but I tell you quite frankly that nothing will be done unless you make your rep resentatives in town boards and county boards and the state legis lature do it or substitute other rep resentatives for them.” Startled for a moment, the huge crowd in front of the home of the (Continued On Page Two) SAN BENITO VOTES BEER Fifteen-Year-Old Dry Option Law Is Repealed By 2 to 1 Ballot (Special to The Herald) SAN BENITO, Aug. 26.—By a ma jority of two to one, voters of the San Benito Independent School dis trict Saturday repealed their local option dry law which they voted in 15 years ago. They voted to legalize the sale of 3.2 liquors in the San Benito Inde pendent School district by 443 to 215. The count by precincts was: Pet. 14 for 131, against 56; Pet. 15 for 78, against 31; Pet. 26 for 75, against 39; Pet. 27 for 159, against 89. The San Benito district was the only one in Cameron county to vote itself dry under the old local ot> Mon laws. The sale of beer is re i icted in several other Valley towns, i.owever, through terms of sales con tracts on real estate. Fall Kills Man WASHINGTON, Aug. 26. Oscar P. Gober, 34. of Jackson. Miss., was killed early today when he apparently fell from the sixth floor balcony outside of his room at the Wardman Park hotel here. After a preliminary investigation authoritie ssaid they were con vinced Gober’s death was accident al. Sen. Sheppard’s Home City Votes For Dry Repeal j TEXARKANA, Aug. 26. —<£>)— The home city of Sen. Morris Sheppard, ardent prohibitionist and co-author o fthe 18th am endment, voted for repeal in to day’s election by a margin of 3C2 votes. The Arkansas side of this bi-state city already has author ized the sale of beer. The senator, weary from the strain of an ir#2nsive campaign over the state in defense of the dry laws, watched the election closely and said he would give out a statement later. DEATHBLAfflED ON DRY ISSUE Conflicting Sentiments On Repeal Blamed In Shooting LEVELLAND, Aug. 26. UP}—'V. L. Bradley, about 48. manager of a pro duce station here, shot and killed Tom Lattimer, about 45, a water well driller, in front of the station soon after 6 p. m. today. Bradley, arrested by Constable W. H. Ford, was charged with murder in a complaint filed by Co. Atty. Weldon Johnson. Bail had not been fixed, nor had a. date been set for a preliminary hearing. Some attributed the shooting to ill feeling growing out of conflict ing sentiments on the wet and dry issue. Last Thursday another Level land man, allegedly intoxicated, called Bradley an “**• prohibition ist,” and Bradley struck him on the nose and slightly wounded him with a knife, bystanders said. Late this afternoon Bradley walk ed out of his place of business, ap ! parenfTy to attend his trade. A tor pedo exploded behind Bradley. He turned, re-entered the building. Lattimer, laughing, was walking across the street from the station. About the time Lattimer reached the middle of the street, he turned par tially around to look back. Bradley fired one shot from a double barrel 12-guage shot gun through a screen door Co. Atty. Johnson said. Latti mer fell, dying almost instantly. Johnson said some witnesses said Lattimer had thrown the torpedo, others said they thought some chil dren had thrown it. Collapse of Pier Injures 3 Persons NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 26.— UP)—More than 75 persons were thrown into the water late today when a section of a docking pier collapsed as hundreds of persons crowded on it were watching the finish of a cross-harbor swimming race. Police said everyone appearec to be accounted for. Confusion reigned at the pier for more than an hour as the men, women and children who were tossed into the water were helped ashore. Three persons were removed to hospitals but police said hone was in serious condition. Dempsey to Fight Again, Is Reported OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 26. (IP)— The Daily Oklahoman says Jack Dempsey, at the age of 37, is plan ning a ring corr.back. “Jack Dempsey is going to fight again—maybe not for the cham pionship but at least in something more than the four-round exhibi tions in which he bowled over all comers a year or so ago,” the paper states. KIDNAPER IS SHOT DOWN IN STREET FIGHT v — \ Victim Screams For Aid, Escapes Bullets x SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 26. ■/¥*)-— The weird kidnaping of William F.' Wood, 65, retired reclamation en gineer and cousin of the late How ard Taft, in which the victim was forced to help rob his own safe de posit box to get ransom money re sulted today in the death of Police man Michael McDonald, 54, of a gunshot wound. The kidnaper, Howard Stafford Meek, 30, alias Henry Jennings, was killed yesterday by two policemen in plain clothes as he fled down Mis sion Street after shooting McDon ald. Wood, the victim, was near col lapse, the reaction to three days and four nights of terror under con stant threat of death at the hands of a man he declared was a maniac and who would torture him by twist ing picture wire about his wrists, and then laugh. Mrs. Ella Bowers, 62, struck in the arm by a stray bullet during the shooting on Mission street, was not seriously injured, and after the bul let had been removed and her arm bound up, continued on her way to court to get a divorce. McDonald died despite three blood transfusions given by fellow officers. (He had been on the force since 1912. I-—— I Kelly Believed Near Fort Worth FORT WORTH, Aug. 26. (JP)—A man and a woman answering the description of George (Machine Gun) Kelly and his wife, Katherine, sought in the abduction of Charles F. Urschel, Oklahoma City oil opera tor, were seen in Bedford, 16 miles northeast of Fort Worth early to night, officers were advised. The couple rode in a car of the type owned by Kelly. They purchas ed gasoline and drove east, officers were advised. Large Petrified Tooth Is Found (Special to The Herald) EDINBURG, Aug. 76.^-A petri fied tooth found in the Valley’s “petrified forest’’ near Roma, in Starr county, by Fred Flanders, Hi dalgo county jailer, has been iden tified by Chicago scientists as the upper molar of the mastodon Ele phas imperator. Flanders was advised, in a let ter received Friday, that the spe cimen had been classified by an assistant curator of the Field Mu seum of Natural History in Chi cago. The tooth is nine inches wide, three inches thick and nine inches long, and was perfectly preserved. Fraud Is Charged Treasury Chief TOPEKA, Kas., Aug. 26. (^—Fed eral chadges of use of the mails to defraud were filed tonight against Tom B. Boyd, state treasurer, Ron ald Finney, 34-year-old bond brok er and his former employe, Leland Caldwell, in connection with the Kansas Municipal bond forgery scandal. The defendants pleaded not guilty at their arraignment and were com mitted to jail in default of bail bond. Majority of Local Option Counties To Stay on Arid Lists DALLAS, Aug. 26.—(ZP)—Approximately three fifths of the Texas counties heard from in today’s local option elections indicated, on the face of incomplete and unoffi cial returns, they had chosen to remain dry. There were 188 local option elections held. NRA ARMY TO ' BEGIN DRIVE City Worker* Mobilized For House-To-House Canvass Next Monday Brownsville’s NRA army will sal ly forth Monday to check the city. Plans, for the check were made at a meeting Friday night, where instructions were given by W. G. Willman, general at the head of the army. The forces for each precinct were organized Friday night, and made preparations for the check. The house to house canvass will include both employers and con sumers. An effort will be made to get those who have not already signed to sign up in the NRA. Those who have signed will be interviewed, and other work done in getting the NRA in full swing in this city. The army is given a week in which to make the check .of the city, but it expects to complete the job Monday and Tuesday, Willman said. The army of women will work under the direction of Mrs. Marvin Hall, lieutenant general. As explained by Gen. Willman, the women will explain and the men will do the signing and the check ing. All residents of the city are asked to co-operate. Murder Trial Set For Next Term (Special to The Herald) RAYMONDVILLE, Aug. 26. — W. L. Lewis will go on trial here at the next term of court for the third time charged with murder of Paul Setliff in Sept., 1931, at the Jalufka gin, at Violet. Setliff and L. Earl Lewis, son of the defendant, were killed. The first trial of Lewis ended in a mistrial, the second in a convic tion but a reversal by the appeals court. Sir Montagu Will Visit Roosevelt HYDE PARK, N. Y„ Aug. 26. (IP) —Pres. Roosevelt arranged today for a visit here next week by Sir Montagu Norman, governor of the Bank of England, upon the request of George Harrison, governor of the federal reserve bank of New York. Sir Montagu has been on a mys tery visit in this country for more than two weeks. Rancher Acquitted ALPINE. Aug. 26. (IP) — Jack Mosely, Brewster county rancher has been acquitted on a murder charge for the shooting of Ed Cody, a cowboy. Mosely claimed Cody had broken up his home. After the shooting here last Feb ruary, Mosely surrendered to the sheriff, saying he had acted in self defense. How They Voted on Dry Law Repeal ANDERSON, Inc. For repeal 1018, Ag. repeal 1303; Beer: For 965, Ag. 1150; Bonds: For 1187, Ag. 933. BEXAR,: For repeal 23,266, Ag. re peal 2750; Beer: For 22610, Ag. 2705; Bonds: For 19353, Ag. 5688. BOWIE, Inc.: For repeal 1526, Ag. repeal 1478; Beer: For 1591, Ag. 1337; Bonds: For 1688, Ag. 1217. BRAZOS: For Repeal 797, Ag. repeal 843; Beer: For 809, Ag. 661. BROWN: For repeal 946, Ag. repeal 1672; Beer: For 1044, Ag. 1549; Bonds: For 1109, Ag. 1442. CALDWELL, Inc.: For repeal 1146. Ag. repeal 682; Beer: For 1067, Ag. 596; Bonds: For760, Ag. 1009. CAMP: For repeal 257, Ag. re peal 456; Beer: For 293, Ag. 421; Bonds: For 388, Ag. 305. CASS: For repeal 545, Ag. repeal 1253; Beer: For 595, Ag. 1170; Bonds: For 715, Ag. 1007. CARSON: For repeal 486, Ag. re peal 226; Beer: For 524, Ag. 192; Bonds: For 622 Ag. 86. CHEROKEE: For repeal 926, Ag. repeal 1550; Beer: For 1142, Ag. 1040; Bonds: For 1183, Ag. 1269. CHILDRESS: For repeal 422, Ag. 513; Beer: For 461, Ag. 480. COMAL: For repeal 2310, Ag. re peal 38; Beer: For 2259, Ag. 62. CORYELL: For repeal 444, Ag. repeal 887; Beer: For 412, Ag. 763; Bonds: For 731, Ag. 421. COLLIN: For repeal 655, Ag. re peal 1838; Beer: For 784, g. 1583; Bonds: For 1290, Ag. 914. COMANCHE: For repeal 567, Ag. repeal 719; Beer: For 588, Ag. 641; Bonds: For 871, Ag. 412. CULBERSON: For repeal 165, Ag. fepeal 41; Beer: For 171, Ag. 36; Bonds: For 190, Ag. 14. DALLAS: For repeal 17,341; Ag. repeal 8659; Beer: For 17,630, Ag. 8,019; Bonds: For 17,813, For 7,687. DAWSON: Inc. For repeal 256, Ag. repeal 399; Beer: For 274, Ag. 375; Bonds: For 449, Ag. 200. DELTA: inc. For repeal 239, Ag repeal 642; Beer: For 25.7, Ag. 613; Bonds: For 357, Ag. 174. DIMMITT: For repeal 542, Ag repeal 210; Beer: For 585, Rg. 189. EASTLAND: For repeal 1284, Ag. repeal 1456; Beer: For 1545, Ag. 1398; Bonds: For 1862, Ag. 850. ELLIS: For repeal 1769, Ag. repeal 2054; Beer: For 1800, Ag. 1884. EL PASO: For repeal 5997, Ag. repeal 1137; Beer: for 6163, Ag. 922; Bonds: For 6535, Ag. 505. ERATH: For repeal 683, Ag. re peal 1356; Beer: For 592, Ag. 1213; Bonds: For 1280, Ag. 466. FALLS: For repeal 1257, Ag. re peal 745; Beer: For 1328, Ag. 689; Bonds: For 1047, Ag. 799. FANNIN: For repeal 632, Ag. re peal 1521; Beer: For 772, Ag. 1628; Bonds: For 1087, Ag. 1261. FAYETTE: For repeal 1009, Ag. re peal 87: Beer: For 1957, Ag. 119. FISHER: For repeal 267, Ag. re peal 1614; Beer: For 368, Ag. 592 Bonds: For 483, Ag. 425. FLOYD: For’ repeal 387, Ag. re peal 851; Beer: for 423, Ag. 787; Bonds: For 656, Ag. 498. GONZALES: For repeal 1031, Ag. repeal 771; Beer: For 1035, Ag. 744; Bonds: For 836, Ag. 102. GRAY: For repeal 998, Ag. repeal 596; Beer: For 1054, Ag. 518; Bonds: For 1318, Ag. 242. GRAYSON: For repeal 3077, Ag. rpeal 2610; Beer: For 315*, Ag. 4641; Bonds: For 4347, Ag. 1411. GREGG: For repeal 1271, Ag. re peal 558; Beer: For 1324, Ag. 526; Bonds: For 1362, Ag. 446. GRIMES: For repeal 531, Ag. re peal 819; Beer: For 547, Ag. 782; Bonds: For 645, Ag. 489. GUADALUPE: For repeal 2148, Ag. repeal 791; Beer: For 2008, Ag. 279; Bonds: For 879, Ag. 1379. HALL: For repeal 375, Ag. re peal 635; Beer: For 375, Ag. 625; Bonds: For 651, Ag. 309. HARRIS: For repeal 23,592, Ag. repeal 5576; Beer: For 23889. Ag. 5075; Bonds: For 23800, Ag. 4723. HAYS: For repeal 734, Ag. repeal 740; Beer: For 771, Ag. 701; Bonds: For 926, Ag. 514. HOUSTON: For repeal 897, Ag. repeal 734; Beer: For 889, Ag. 759; Bonds: For 647, Ag. 681. HOWARD: For repeal 1025, Ag. repeal 481;' Beer: For 845, Ag. 396; Bonds: For 1140 Ag. 174. HOCKLEY: For repeal 223; Ag. (Continued on Page Two) : Among inose wnose votes were dry were Navarro, Orange, Con cho, Hill, Smith, Castro, Runnels, Mitchell, Nolan, Eastland, Jones, Throckmorton, Haskell, Knox, Hale, Coleman,. Taylor, One precinct of Lamb, Lubbock, Erath, Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Dickens, Gaines, Garza, Hockley, Terry, Brown, Jack, Clay, Young, oard, Collings worth, Childress and Hall. Wet counties included Potter, Baylor, Midland, Ector, Nueces, Howard, Stephens, Dallas, Tarrant, Sutton, Shackelford, One precinct of Stonewall, Bell, Travis, Gray, Collin, Uvalde, Wichita, McLennan, Archer, Cottle, Wilbarger and Wi chita. Fort Worth reported that out of 87 complete boxes and 11 incom plete, the vote in Tarrant county showed 11,559 for local option le galization of beer and 5,584 against. Dallas county voted to erase its dry local option law 16,288 to 7, 781, on the basis of nearly com plete returns. Garland, in the county, voted 125 to 65 to remain dry, while Carrollton, a town in tile northern part of the county voted 59 to 45 for legalization of beer. Drys were leading in Precinct 4 and in University Park, where Southern Methodist University is situated, and in Precincts 7 and 8. By a majority of almost 4 to 1, Jefferson county, in which Beau mont and Port Arthur both are situated, repealed its local option dry law. Returns were 8,152 favor ing sale of beer to 2,118 against. Neither city was ever dry but several precincts in the county which had voted dry in days before state and national prohibition re pealed local option laws and united in making the county wet. Rotary Club Heart Recovery Address (Special to The Herald) HARLINGEN, Aug. 26. — Fred Newland declared before the Ro tary club at the Madison hotel Friday that the NRA is not social istic but provides social Justice for the oppressed. No one knows where he is head ed so he might as well help his fellow man by following a good leader, Newland said. Mrs. Robin Cook Ramsey sang to her own accompaniment. Visiting Rotarians included James Craven, San Benito; C. C. Buck, La Feria; H. V. Standley, Ray mondville; George Crane, South Ajmboy, N. J. Former Ranger Is Shot; Man Arrested GEORGETOWN, Aug. 26.—(/P)— Landon Daily, broom factory work er of Round Rock, was held in jail here under $2,00 bond today in connection with the shooting of Joe Fullbright, a former Texas ranger, at Round Rock last night. Daily was charged with assault to mur der. Fullbright suffered a flesh wound in the hip. Fears for Safety Of Americans Expressed FOOCHOW, China, Aug. 26.—(/P) —United States consular officials today were concerned for the safe ty of seven American missionaries within the field of hostilities be tween government troops and com munists in northern Fukien prov ince. Pour of the Americans are in Yenping, one in Kienning, and one in Kienyang. The whereabouts of the other Is unknown. Plane Ready For Bailey Removal DALLAS, Aug. 26 (JP)—It was re ported late tonight that an airplane had been chartered for use in the transfer of Harvey Bailey, alleged gunman, to Oklahoma City for prosecution on a charge of kidnap ing Charles F. Urchel, Oklahoma oil millionaire. He may be trans ferred from the Dallas county jail at any time. Collision Fatal SANTA FE, Aug. 26. UP)—Leo Fer rero, young Italian archeologist, member of a student group brought to the U. S. by the Rockefeller foundation, died today of injuries suffered in an automobile collision on the Albuquerque highway last night. Harry Bowman of Lamed, Kas., was in a critical condition from the smashup and five other persons were less seriously hurt. RELIEF BOND ISSUE PASSES BY BIG VOTE All State Amendments Approved At /Polls (Special to The Herald) DALLA3, Aug, 87. (Sunday)— Texas Saturday voted to repeal the 18th amendment and to legalize 8J beer by majorities that will rang) from 100,000 to 110,000, should the vote not exceed the generally-esti mated vote of 500,000. More than 400,000 votes had been tabulated at 1 a. m. Sunday with repeal getting around 61 per cent and beer around 53. The probability is that these percentages will be pegged around 60 and 63 respective ly Amendment authorizing $20,000, 000 in relief bonds, home rule for certain oounties extending tax ex emption to homesteads in certain counties excepted from the origin al amendment carried by over whelming majorities. Repeal started with a percentage of 77 and beer with 78, but as the returns from the rural precincts came in these melted down grad ually. Poll payments indicate a possible vote of around 700,000 but it would be unusual for the state to vote its full strength. Five of the 26 counties reported complete voted slightly more than their Indicated strength, 21 others voted less, but the number of coun ties complete is not large enough for a definite estimate of the out standing vote. Many of the counties reported incomplete report only a few votes outstanding. Returns to the Texas Election Bu reau at 1:30 a. m. Sunday, from 229 out of 254 counties, including 27 complete, gave: For repeal 252,500, Against repeal 155,271; Beer Amendment for 259, 953, Against 145,321; Relief Bonds: For 272,829, Against 123,640; Home Rule Amendment: For 250,189, Against 100,611; Homestead Amend ment: For 322,693, Against 63,285. ‘State Returning To Sanity/ Ma Avers AUSTIN, Aug. 26.—(A*)—Gov. Mi riam A. Ferguson said tonight that today’s election results indicated that this state was at last “re turning to sanity and would be rid of the political hypocricy that has been a painful incident to pro hibition." Yegg* Get $40 CORSICANA, Aug. 26. (/Ph-Two hijackers held up S. F. Dietz and F. N. Hargraves of Palestine 21 miles east of Fairfield on Highway 7 last night and t ok $40 in cash and a small couple in which they were riding. Dietz and Hargrave were bound hand and foot and thrown into a ditch with orders to "keep quiet for a long time." Ex-Mayor Dies CENTER, Aug. 26.—(jP)—Roy E. Payne, 50, formerly mayor of cen ter, died at his home last night after a heart attack. He apparently had been in excellent health and had just returned from a vacation to New York and other eastern states. Survivors were his widow and a daughter. Funeral services were planned for tomorrow. Bandit* Get $1,000 McCLOUD, Okia., Aug. 26.—(>P)— Two men today robbed the Bank of Commerce here of about $1,000 and sped away in a new automo bile. Ike Barrett, cashier, fired two shots from a revolver at the car, but apparently neither robber was hit. Frame Wins Race ELGIN, 111., Aug. 26. (iF)—Freddie Frame, Los Angeles, winner of the 500-mile automobile race at In dianapolis in 1932, drove to victory n the 203-mile stock race reviving the Elgin national road races to day. Water Chief Quits (Special to The Herald) RAYMONDVILLE, Aug. 26. — George R. Lochrie has resigned as manager and director of Willacy County Water Control <5c Improve ment District No. 1. He gave pressure of private busi ness as his reason. C. E. Craig was appointed to succeed him. Car Hits Children 11 (Special to The Herald) HARLINGEN.—Adeline Johnson, 8, and her sister, Elsa, 13, were struck by a car being backed out of a parking space at the inter section of Jackson Ave. and First St. by Mrs. Ray Wilson jf McAl len Friday afternoon but suffered only light injuries. They are daugh ters of Mrs. R. G. Johnson.