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Brownsville herald. [volume] (Brownsville, Tex.) 1910-current, October 01, 1933, FINAL SUNDAY EDITION, Image 12

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Mortgage Holders Grab Insurance Money from Homeownersf Charged
Instances in which holders of
mortgages on homes or other build
ings in the Valley have obtained
money paid by Insurance ctmpanies
for rebuilding, and kept the money,
applying it on the debt, were re
ported in Brownsville Saturday.
An investigation of the matter is
being made, and steps planned to
prevent such action.
One instance was reported m
Brownsville, the owner of the prop
erty requesting that b*t name not
be used
Company Keeps Check
His home was badly damaged,
and he contracted for the repair
and rebuilding of the home for
$1500. The insurance company gave
its check for that amount Jointly
to the home owner, and the holder
of the mortgage. The mortgage
holder was a loan company out
side the Valley.
The man endorsed the check and
sent it to the loan company, ask
ing that it endorse it and send it
back so that he ecu Id pay the con
tractor for the labor and material.
The loan company kept the
check, applying it on the amount
due it
Several other instances of simi
lar action have been reported, but
all details have not been obtained.
Persons having concrete details
of such ac. n are asked to report
them to the chamber of commerce
Sn Brownsville, as this institution
is now making an investigation,
and will take the matter up with
the mortgage holder and others.
May Be Legal
A local attorney expressed the
opinion that the action of the loan
cc-upany in retaining the money is
In this event it is possible pass
age of a law changing the status of
the transaction will be sought.
Valley people are cautioned of
the possibility of such action, and
are warned when in doubt about
how to proceed to consult an at
torney or in some othei way to
make sure that the money will be
used in paying for the rebuilding
of their homes.
Adult Classes To
Open This Week
^Special to The Herald#
SAN BENITO, Sep.t 30.—A num
ber of classes for adults will open
at San Benito hit' school this week,
according to Supt. T. J. Yoe.
Courses in business law, sales
manship. shorthand, typewriting
and possibly bookkeeping will start
at 4 o’clock Tuesday and a small
fee will be charged. Classes prob
ably will be held from 4 to 6 o’clock
oh Tuesdays and Thursdays, state
and federal aid requiring daytime
Night classes will be available,
however. In mechanical drawing
and blueprint reading twice weekly
from 7 to 9 p. m. Plans for the
courses will be discussed at a meet
ing to be held at 8 p. m. Tuesday in
the typewriting room. Those inter
ested should get In touch with O.
C. Williams, instructor.
Mrs. Burch Dies
(Special to The Herald)
MERCEDES. Sept. 30. — Funeral
services for Mrs. May Matilda
Burch, 63. who died at her home
at Donna Thursday night, will be
held at the Baptist church at that
place, under the direction of the
Starter mortuary, with Rev. C. C.
Stewart, officiating. Burial will be
made in the Donna cemetery.
The Burch family have been re
sidents of Donna for the past 15
Surviving are the husband, Wil
liam T. Burch, two sons, W. W.
Burch and Pascal Burch of Hay
wood. California; two daughters.
Miss Allene Burch of Donna, and
Mrs. May Springer of Leona, Tenn.:
a brother. W. J. Milligan of Ray
mond ville; three sisters, Mrs Lula
McCurley of Abilene. Mrs. Etta
Reagan of Groesbeck. and Mrs.
Relda Blackwood of Hartzel, Ala
The Opening of the
New Mecca
(Opposite Old Location)
94S Elizabeth St.
Bigger and Better
The place where you can en
joy your meals with the pop
ular brands of bottle beer
Hypnotic Lover Held Her in Give
The hypnotic power of a modern Svengai; held Dorothy Sands, 17,
(above) in the cave abode of Silas Hyatt, 36-year-old war veteran, (be*
low) for twelve days, the girl told a jury in White Plains, N. Y. Hyata
who said she went with him of her own free will, was convicted and face!
five to ten vears imprisonment. Dorothy is shown (right) at the cave
Interesting Gotham
Political Situation Is
Promised by O Brien
NEW YORK. Sept. 30. (JP)—From
now on, as Mayor John P. O’Brien
himself remarked, the New York
political situation “is going to be
The mayor is willing to let the
matter go for the time being with
that; but his two opponents for the
mayoral office at the November
East Texas (East of the 100th me
ridian) : Partly cloudy Saturday
night and Sunday; cooler northwest
portion Sunday.
Light to fresh southerly winds on
the coast.
The river will fall practically all
along during the next 24 to 36
Flood Present 24-Hr. 24-Hi
Stage Buige Chang. Rain
Laredo 27 1.7 0.0 .00
j Rio Grande 21 11.0 0.0 .00
Hidalgo 22 14.0 0.0 .00 I
Mercedes 20 18.4 -0.7 .00
Brownsville 18 17.8 -0.2 .00
High and low tide at Port Isabel
Sunday, under normal meteor
ological conditions:
High ....... 2:32 a. m.; 1:30 p. m.
Low.8:16 a. m.; 8:26 p. m.
Sunset Saturday . 6:18
Sunrise Sunday . 6:22
The western Canada low press'ire
area has advanced southward and
eastward to the Upper Mississippi
and Missouri valleys and the ex
treme western Lakes (29.46 Inches at
Minneapolis), and a trough of
moderately low pressure curves
thence southwestward across Ne
braska to the extreme southern
Rocky Mountain-plateau region
'29.68 inches at Phoenix). Advanc
ing high pressure, crested over
British Columbia (30.34 Inches at
Kamloops), now occupies most of
the North Pacific Coast and north
ern Rocky Mountain States and
pressure is above normal over most
of the country east of the Missis
sippi. £s a result sharp temper
ature declines have occurred over
the northwest and it is conslderaoly
warmer in the Upper Mississlppi
Missouri valleys and the Upper
Lakes regions. Precipitation has
been light and very widely scatter
(First figures, lowest temperature
last night; second, highest yester
day; third, wind velocity at 8 a. m.;
fourth, precipitation In last 24 hra.)
Abilene . 72 96 — 0 i
Amarillo .. 66 94 12 0
Atlanta . 68 86 — 0
Austin . 72 92 — 0
BROWNSVILLE .. 74 87 — 0 <
Brownsville Airport 72 38 — 0
Chicago . 56 72 14 0
Cleveland . 54 86 12 o
Corpus Christi .... 76 86 — 3
Dallas . 74 92 — 0
Del Rio... 72 90 — 3
Denver . 52 86 — 0
El Paso . 68 92 12 0
Port Smith . 72 92 — 0
Houston . 72 92 — 0
Huron . 52 92— 0
Jacksonville . 72 86 — 0
Kansas City . 70 76 — 0
Los Angeles . 58 72 —- 0 !
Louisville . 58 76 — 0
Memphis . 74 82 — 0 1
Miami . 80 J6 12 b
Minneapolis ...... 62 80 — 0
New Orleans . 76 90 *— 0
North Platte . 52 88 12 u
Oklahoma City .... 70 86 10 3
Palestine . 72 90 — 0
Pensacola ........ 76 86 12 0
Phoenix . 76 100 — 0
St. Louis . 68 78 14 0
Salt Lake City .... 50 86 — 0
San Antonio . 72 92 — 0
Santa Pe . 52 80 — o
Sheridan . 40 88 — 0 ,
Shreveport . 72 92 — 0
Tampa . 74 90 — 0
Vicksburg . 70 90 ~ 0
Washington . 54 16 — 0
Williston . 40 70 12 0
Wilmington ...... 70 84 — .58
election aiready have sounded the
cry against Tammany, whose can
didate Mayor O’Brien is.
“Tammany is corrupt! Fusion!
Fusion’s a faction of would be
That cry came from the camp of
Joseph V. McKee, Bronx demo
“Tammany is corrupt! McKee’s
a decoy for anti-Tammany votes!"
That shout answered from the
Fusion camp, where Fiorello H.
LaGuardia is chief.
A hugh enveloped the Tammany
wigwam. The silence there, where
old heads wise in the lore of poli
tics planned and brooded, was thick
enough to cut. It was hardly brok
en by O’Brien's terse:
“From now on this is going to be
Observers wondered whether the
silence was a calue to the Tammany
strategy—aimed at allowing Fusion
and McKee to wear each other
do»n to defeat.
McKee, former acting mayor,
ended two weeks of dramatic sus
pense yesterday by plunging into
the race. He lashed John F. Cur
ry, leader of Tammany, and Brook
lyns democrat leader, John H. Mc
Coey, whom he called "Tammany
vice regent." He called it an “ar
rogant leadership of stupidity and
corruption, unmatched since the
days of Boss Tweed. ’
He called LaGuardia a “poor
compromise,” by would-be bosses.
He himself would be bound to no
bosses, he said, and he added that
that included his “old friend,” Ed
wani J. Flynn. Bronx democratic
leader and early supporter of
Franklin D. Roosevelts presidential
Jacob Gould Schurman. Jr., a
Fusion leader, answered that McKee
was “Flynn's boy" and would re
main so.
Both Flynn and Postmaster Gen.
James A. Farley, whom newspapers
call McKee's principal sponsors,
maintained silence about reports
that they had urged him to enter
the race. Neither was in the city
yesterday when he announced his
AUSTIN, Sept. 30. (/P>—A bill to
enlarge upon Texas' race -horse
bill, which legalizes the certificate
system of betting on the ponies, has
been engrossed by the house of rep
resentatives and will come up for
final passage on next Monday. The
house was not in session today.
Legalise Dog Races
An amendment was put into the
bill to legalize dog races. Attempts
to maintain dog racing plants in
Texas during the past few years
were interfered with by officers,
who refused to let them run.
Should the pending bill be pass
ed by both houses and receive the
signature of the governor, it would
remove uncertainties that attend
the existing law, which was enact
ed as a rider to the departmental
appropriation bill during the reg
ular session, after the house had
defeated a straight bill to legalize
racing, a sport that had been out
lawed for many years.
Some had doubted the constitu
tionality of the present law and
there was a question \ hether it
wduid remain on the books after
the effectiveness of the appropria
tion bill, which will cease at the
termination of the current bien
nium—August 31, 1935.
Salaries Are Fixed
The pending bill fixes the salary
of the chairman of the racing com
mission at $3,000 annually. Under
the present law he is allowed $10
daily while attending to his duties,
not to exceea $1,200 annually, plus
his expenses- The other two mem
bers of the commission, the com
mission of agriculture and the tax
commissioner, would not receive
any remuneration. At present they
are allowed their actual expenses
while attending to affairs of the
commission. Frank Scofield of
Hillsboro, is chairman of the com
mission by appointment of Gov.
Miriam A. Ferguson.
The new bill fixes a graduated
scale of fees for operators of race
courses, the spread being from $100
to $2,000 per meet, according to
the size of the town or city in
which or near which the racing
card is held.
Expenses Limited
The existing law levies no fee
against race plant operators It
also provides lor the licensing of
jockeys, trainers and other race
course employes.
The bill limits expenses of the
commission to $20,000 annually and
specifically provides that none of
this can come from the general
revenue fund.
The house state affairs com
mittee has set a hearing for Mon
day afternoon on projiosed legis
lation authorizing the issuance of
unemployment relief bonds and
directing the expenditure of the
cotton market in 1854 apparently
did not worry North Carolina farm
Charles Mayberry has found an
old deed of gift, executed that year
by Leonard and Sara Whittington.
*n which they bequeathed to their
daughter. Elizabeth Whittington, to
have and to hold for their grand
daughter, Sara An- Whittington,
“for her own personal use. all the
cotton we made last year.”
until you get our low contract
price; no job is too large or toe
small. We go anywhere m th«
Valley. Our estimator will glad
ly call and give you our low
price on the complete job with- i
out charge or obligation to you j
We are experienced, dependable
and responsible to carry through
any job we undertake.
Contrac tor
Box 257, Donna. Texas
Grand Opening
Tuesday Morning
On Main Highway West of Mercedes
Ju*t Say—
’Gimme a Schott of Highland”
Dance with us. Plenty of Parking Space.
Owner and Manager
‘Boots’ Elopes
•‘Boots’* Mallory, above, once of
the Scandals and the Follies,
now of the films, and William
Cagney, below, brother of James
Cagney, movie headliner, round
ed out a trio of recent Holiy
wood elopements when they
slipped away to Tia Juana for
the ceremony.
Live minnows can be kept by
placing them in running water of
the same temperature ft- that from
which they w*ere obtained and feed
ing them on bread crumbs and soft
3,789 ENROLL
In spite of hurricanes, delayed
opening and damaged buildings,
Brownsville school: rr* now jotng
full blast with a total enrollment of
3789, practically the same as the
enrollment at the same time last
year, according to Supt. G. V.r.
Gotke of Brownsville schools.
The enrollment is distributed as
Junior College . 137
Senior higi- school . 370
Junior high school ..523
Grammar school . 347
..Washington Park . 542
West Brownsville . 200
East Brownsville .. 150
Fourth Ward . 416
First Ward . 204
Victoria Heights . 205
Resaca school . 193
Los Ebanos . 180
Colored . 10
Total . 3783
Opening of schools was delayed
because of damage to several build
ings, particularly the old Junior
high school bulling
Schools were opened as rapidly
as they could be put in shape, with
classes conducted on a part time
basis in some of the schools, out
all the work being done.
Supt. Gotke praised the spirit ot
th_ teachers and all other school
employes in getting the educational
program in Brownsville under way
with a minimum of 1elay.
Optometrist—Eyes Examined
Glasses Pitted
1110 Elizabeth — Brownsville
Phone 644
State School Chief
To Speak in Valley
(Special to The Herald)
MERCEDES, Sept. 30—L. A.
Woods of Austin, state superintend
ent of public instruction, is expect
ed to address the Valley Superin
tendents and Principals Ass*n., ere
Tuesday night.
School superintendents, trustees
and principals will be present.
It is expected that the various
sections will be organized for the
Dinner will be served the
school cafeteria.
ANN ARBOR. Mich. UF'—The an
tique hunter is not altogether a
modern development, if evidence
found by University of Micligan
archaeologists at excavations on the
site of Old Seleucia, in Mesopo
tamia, is trustworthy. A bit of
alabaster cup was found on a level
Inhabited about 140 B. C. to 43 A.
D., with inscriptions indicating its
origin was about 1600 to .400 B C.
Frost Warnings To
Begin November 1
(Special to The Herald)
HARLINGEN. Sept. 30. — frost
warnings for the Valley fruit and
vegetable industries probably will
be resumed Nov. 1, according to in
formation received rrom E Si Ni
chols. meteorologist
The frost warning bureau gathers
information from a large number
of field stations not only in the
Valley but competing a*jas, giving
a diversity of information cn
weather conditions In all areas.
The service has been housed ‘n
the Rio Grande National Life Ins.
Co. Building.
GLASGOW — (JPi — Klnfauns
Castle, until recently Fantahire seat
of the Earl of Moray, whose coun
tess is Barbara, daughter of J.
Archibald Murray of New Yorg. hat
been converted into a holiday re
treat of the Cooperative Holiday
association, which has 40 bruiches
in Great Britain.__
Jeer istributors
iWe Have Plenty
We are equipped to store and deliver your
products in Brownsville.
Kates on storage and distribution
gladly given.
Rio Grande Valley *
Bonded Warehouse, Inc.
I Phone 1030
Served Direct
From the
Original Keg
At the
On the San Benito - Harlingen Highway
They’re here . . . those frigid steins filled with refresh
ing, cooling beer. You’ll find them at the Hi-Way Inn—
the meeting piace of Valley people. Drive over any eve
ning for a cheerful stein of your favorite beer.
Our Beer Is Served in Frosty Steins
Cooled to a ^ •
Delightfully Pleasing H 01/1 Cl 1 VA
Temperature by A A Aj^AylCi A A
A beer that is worth serving, is worth cooling properly .... and Frigidaire
guarantees a constant, uniform temperature at all times. Always the same
temperature whether you draw one glass or a dozen.

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