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THE WEATHER NRA Code Brownsville and the Valley: Part ly cloudy to occasionally unsettled i ! The Brownsville Herald has subscribed Friday night and Saturday, prob- to Pres. Roosevelt s Re-Employment abl with local showers; not much ^ enange m temperature. vtiie Herald joins fully in the spirit or the tenoral recovery plea. !-- THE VALLEY FIRST—FIRST IN THE VALLEY—LEASED WIRE SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS -— ^ . ._.............._ * ■ *■» FORTY-SECOND YEAR—No. 82 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1933 TEN PAGES TODAY 6c A COPY 1 jlN OUR 1 I VALLEY THE 8TATE SENATE HAS "ordered” the state highway com mission— To proceed with the construction of the muchly publicized— Kenedy county highway. It is not clear to our mind just what authority— Is invested in the senate to en title it to “order" the highway com mission to do anything. But—we hope the senate has that authority, And can make it stick. • • • “MEANEST THIEF’ TITLE FOR the Valley undoubtedly goes to the thief or thieves who looted a storm wrecked Harlingen home of all bathroom fixtures. Which brings to mind the effi o^pt work done by our Valley po lice in holding such looting to an absolute minimum. State highway patrol, border pa trol, county law enforcement offi cers, city police, all have made rec ords of which they should be proud and for which the Valley is pro foundly grateful. Instances of looting have been extremely rare, and in such rare Instances almost without exception the culprits have been apprehend ed. Very easy would it have been for a reign of terror to have enveloped this section. But the strong arm of the law functioned perfectly during the entire emergency. m m * CHANGES WHICH HAVE COME over the mosquito population in the Valley since the hurricane are in teresting to anyone who objects to being bitten, or stung, by amos qulto. Right after the hurricane there | came a swarm of big, clumsy mos- | quitoes. Millions of them. You could •mack them cold and It felt like I hitting a small bird. They were ■easy to hit^-that was the only con- ] isolation. K Then afterward, as the numbers Juiinned out, came other kinds of fmosquitoes. Little ones, long legged ones, speckled ones— There were not so many, but notice how shy they are? It's al most Impossible to smack one the j first swing. • • » C. GALBERT. GAR-CATCHER of no mean ability, says his task is only half done. He caught ' Blackie.*’ the 74 footer, after a year or more of sparring, but says "Elmer,” the big yellow one. much bigger than “Blackie ”, is still in the resaca. Mr. Galbert says he’ll get the other one some day. It's nice to have an objective like that. • • * ONE NOTED WRITER OF A column expresses the opinion that Columbus discovered America at the right time. Others discovered it, this writer says, mentioning Lief Ericsson in particular, but at the wrong time. tHWe think Columbus discovered at the wrong time. also. In our opinion he would have i had a much better time if he had ! waited and discovered it during the j World’s Fair at Chicago. • t I DRIVE ALONG THE HIGHWAY j from Mission to Brownsville, and make a mental note of what storm damage is still to be seen. Not much. If you forget how the trees for merly looked, you will notice very little to indicate the Valley was i “ravaged" by a hurricane a little j over a month ago. And a day or two after the storm j they were wondering if the Valley would come back. • • • OUT OP ALL THAT MONEY the Texas Highway Department is going to have for road work in the Vc”ey, there should be enough to rebuild the road to Boca Chica. Valley people must have a road to the beach. It is one of the section's greatest assets. And right now is the time for people here to insist that steps be taken to have that road rebuilt. We have never been able to find (Hit just who is responsible for the road—whether the county engineer ing department, the commissioner of the precinct, the state highway department, the county judge, or who. We have always been re ferred try somebody else— But jtfet the same, that road ought to be rebuilt by whoever, in the complicated scheme of respon sibility sharing, does happen to be I If* onsibie for Ik State Job Sellmg Probe Will Be Continued MA l PEOPLE GOT PROMISES AFTERPA G Committee Says Jarrel Impli c a t e d By Testimony AUSTIN. Oc.t 13. —0P>— The Texas house of representatives to day authorized its appropriations committee to continue its investi gation into alleged activities of certain persons charged with hav ing accepted cyjtributions in ex change for promises they would be given state jobs. The committee was empowered to continue its inquiry until Jan uary 1 next. Commissioner Quits It had received much testimony from persons who told of making contributions to certain parties who promised that the donors would receive employment. Dr. E. F. Jarrel of Tyler, member of the Texas Live Stock Sanitary commission, resigned his member ship on that commission, after ne had testified before the committee with reference to charges he had accepted contributions and made promises to give employment to these who remitted their money. The report read to the house stated that “we are of the opinion that the tsetimony strongly impli cated Dr. E. F. Jarrel in the sales of such positions, and evidenced a knowledge upon his part, of such sales, as weli as a complicity there in; we are convinced that many people throughout the state pai.1 their money under the impression that they were to be given jobs and placed on the state payroll, but in practically all the instances brought to our attention, no permanent positions were awarded.” ‘Payments Returned' “Seme of tjie money payments were returned either in whole cr in part,” the report stated. “Some of the payments were primarly made with checks, but in the major portion of such instances, the money was returned to the giver of the check, and the check destrev ed. and then the money itself accpted by the person pretendxg to sell the job. We found that a few persons woh had paid for jobs were employed for a short period, and then dsicharged after only short pe riods of employment. ‘ We find that many of the per sons so paying for jobs, but who had not received positions, became dissatisfied with the progress of the awarding of such jobs, or a return of their money; some of them were paid back a portion of their money, and some have received all of their money, and some of them have re cevied no money at all, but prac tically all of them were dissatisfied with their treatment relative *>* the money that they had paid out, and practically all unanimous that they had paid their money out for state jobs that were promised rhem. Many Charge Jarrell “From testimony we are led to conclude that we have sufficient grounds to believe that Dr. F Jarrel, a member of the Live Stock Sanitary commission, a state office, was actively concerned in this job selling and that he received direc tly and indirectly some of *ne money so paid for such jobs ana that we have reasno to believe that we have sufficient testimony to charge this state officer with -;ucn transactions. Kiwanians to Vote On 8 New Members The Brownsville Kiw&nis board of directors will hoid a meeting Tuesday night to act on the ap plications of ten new candidates, is has been announced. Capt. J. D Keane was the chiet speaker at the regular Thursoaj meeting, reviewing the life of Col umbus. The explorer was 18 years in getting someone to back his ex pedition. but he did not give up, Capt. Keane said. Capt. Keane declared the few people who are leaving the Valley are “quitters.” and praised the ones who are remaining "to carry on as Columbus did.” Clyde Crow. Jr„ and Ewing Day, youngsters, aided the ente:tainment with recitations and must.al num* bres. A report on the Corpus Christl meeting was made by Sam Peri ana Travis Jennings. Get Cotton Checks (Special to The Herald) SAN BENITO. Oct. 13. —Fifty live more cotton checks, totalling $8 566. have been received by co. Agent Henry Alsmeyer for Came ron county framers who destroyed part of their cotton crops. Twenty-six checks, totalling $4. 328. had been received previously. A total ol 151 Cameron rountv farmers are to receive the checks from the federal government. I Shaved Heads May Ruin T. C.U. Squad ' - FORT WORTH, Oct. 13. UP)— For dipping the heads of 13 male freshmen, which the university's discipline committee deemed “hazing,” 20 students of Texas Christian University were under suspension today, with the penalty suspended during good behavior. The scholastic fate of the stu dents involved—and incidentally, the university’s chance for win ning again the Southwest Confer ence football championship — hinged on the committee’s deci j sion. A dozen football players were believed to have been in I volved. The clipping followed the foot ball game last Sautrday between Texas Christian and the Uni versity of Arkansas, which T. C. U. lost 13 to 0. Before a hearing, students in volved said they had agreed that no ringleaders would be named and that all would stand to take the same punishment. Many of the varsity football squad had de clared they would strike and Jack Graves, captain, said “If i any of us get kicked out on ac ! count of this, all of us will go.” FIRING SQUAD KILLS SLAYER ‘Bluebeard* Tied to Chair And. Shot; Confesses Three Murders SPEZIA, Italy, Oct. 13 m—A volley of bullets in the back at dawn todav ended 47-year-old Cesare Serviatti’s gruesome career as Italy’s modem “Bluebeard.” Servfntti was tied to a chair and shot In the spine by a squad of Carabiniere. A huge crowd witness ed his death. He was convicted and sentenced tn the court of Assizes on 11 counts July 7, all connected with the Mys terious disappearance and subseq uently confirmed deaths of three young women who had given him their affections and life savings. Swarthy, heavy and personally lacking all the accepted attributes of a Casanova or Don Juan Tenorio, he made a sickly effort at jaunti ness as the white-faced young Cara biniere tied him to his chair, blind folded him and then levelled their muskets at his back. Testimony revealed that the mod ern Bluebeard s victims were three. The debacle in Serviatti's bloody j amorous affairs came when he de viated from the river system of disposal. Italy was aroused last Nov ember with the finding in railway stations of suitcases containing por tions of a woman’s body. Two of the suitcases were found at Naples, one at Rome. Finally, after long police search, the contents of the suitcases were identified as portions of the ;-e mains of Paulina Gorictti. Authori ties were told she had had a sweet heart called Serviatti in Spezia. “Bluebeard" was arrested prompt ly and confessed. Police Slayer Dies In Chair1 CHICAGO. Oct. 13. MV-'The first of three men sentenced to death for the slaying of as many Chicago policemen paid the extreme penalty today when Morris Cohen. 38 was executed in the electric chair at the county jail for killing Patrolman Joseph Hastings during a robbery on Navy Pier Inst August 14 The killing occurred during the height of a local drive against crime. Ross King is under sentence to die Monday morning for the slay ing of Policeman Harry Redlich. j Gold Hoarder# To Get Court Action WASHINGTON. Oct. 13. P) — United States attorneys today were under orders to prosecute the 44 persons known to be holding more than $1,000 in gold illegally. Atty. Gen. Cummings demanded the immediate action in a letter to prosecuting officials calling atten tion to the administration order aganst gold hoarding. More than $500,000,000 in gold coin, certificates and bullion still i. in circulation. Blast Kills Sailor SAN PEDRO. Calif., Oct. 13. VP) —One seaman was killed and sever al others injured in an ammunition explosion aboard the light cruiser Cincinnati at sea off this port, ac cording to advices received here to day. The explosion was In the ship’s forward 6-inch gun house. Orvanger G. Allen, seaman, se cond class, of Irvington Ky., was . killed. I CLOCK NAY BE TURNED BACK AT CAPITOL Committee Seeks To Find Compromise On Relief — AUSTIN. Oct. 13. Members of the legislative conference com mittee on the relief bond bill said today they had agreed to recom ment the creation of a commission of nine members to supervise the ad ministration of state and federal funds to the needy. Cold Not Vote Gov. Miriam A. Ferguson would be ex officio chairman of the com mission but would not be empower ed to vote except in case of a tie, conferees said. They stated that three of the other commissioners would be named by the lieutenant governor, three by the speaker cf the house, one by the governor, and the others would be the chair man of the industrial accident board and the civil judicial council. Earl Adams of Crockett is the present chairman of the industrial accident board and W. N. Chrest man of Dallas is chairman of the civil judicial council. May Stop Clocks The senate worked all night to ! clear its calendar of local bills. It was long after sun-up that the up per branch recessed until 11:30 a. ! m. The senator® and employes were a weary lot when * they left the chamber. Mrs. Edgar E. Witt, wife of the lieutenant governor, tried to keep the lawmakers’ flagging spirits up by dispensing coffee and feeding them crackers and jelly. Chances were the clock would be turned back many hours, in pro longation of this last legislative -lay, while the legislators labored to fin ish the program laid before them by Gov. Miriam A. Ferguson on Sept. 14. Macon Flies Over South ATLANTA. Ga.. Oct. 13. UP)—'The U. S. S. Macon visited the south today on her way to her permanent base at Sunnyvale. Cal., and pass ed over some cities earlier than ex pected. thereby preventing blowing of whistles and other noise mak- I mg receptions prepared in advance. The dirigible left Lakehurst. N. J., shortly after dark last night and soared over Mi 1 ledge ville, Ga., shortly after 8 a. m, today, flying high and fast. She drove straight for Macon, from which the queen of the air got her name. Macon sighted the ship at 8:30 a. m. Ex-Ranger Goes On Trial In Slaying AUSTIN, Oct. 13. (/T—\V. S. By ars, former Texas ranger, threat ened members of the J. R. Munro family, then struck Munro four tinra with his pistol before h® fired the shot that killed him. the dead man's son. L. D. (Scotty) Munro. testified today at the opening of testimony in Byars’ trial for slay ing ‘he elder Munro. Munro was killed on July 3 last School Relief Bill Goes to Governor (Special to The Herald) SAN BENITO. Oct. 13.—The hill which would allow school districts to issue warrants to any govern ment agency in return for loans is now before Gov. Miriam A. Fergu son. according to a San Benito de legation which has Just returned from Austin. The bill has been passed by both the senate and the house. The bill is designed to aid Vaj ley schools repair their hurrciane damage. Members of the party were E. C. Breedlove, president of the board; Supt. T. J. Yoe and Ivan Riley, architect Drainage Bill Yet Has Chance to Pass (Special to The Herald) SAN BENITO. Oct. 13.—Although the house has tut a survey appro priation from $15,000 to $20,000. the Valley tri-county drainage district bill still has an excellent chanct of passing, according to San Benito parties who have returned from Austin. Plan Golf Tourney (Special to The Herald) MISSION, Oct. 13 —A 72-hole golf tournament will be played on the local course Oct. 12 to 29. accord ing to George Shine and Roy Con way. Valley players are invited to take part. • 1 Kelly Leaves for Prison In Special Bullet-Proof Coach OKLAHOMA CITY. Oct IS. (AP)—In a barred and bullet proof special prison coach attach ed to a regular passenger train, George (Machine Gun) Kelly was started for Leavenworth federal penitentiary today. Eight officers, each armed with a machine gun, guarded the no torious prisoner who was convict ed yesterday as one of the kid paners of Charles F. Urachel, oil millionaire, and sentenced to life imprisonment Federal authorities, after prmev iously announcing Kelly would be taken to prison by airplane, changed their plans and arrang ed for the trip aboard the Mia souri-Kau-os-lYxas train. Kelly’s wife, Kathryn, convict ed with him and also sentenced to Ufe imprisonment, remained in the jaiL Kelly’s face was glum as he was led out of the well-fortified coun ty jail and driven to the railroad station. Several cars of guards preceded and followed the car in in which the prisoner sat beside H. A. .Anderson, federal operative. ’’Machine Gun George” pulled his hat down over his eyes and had nothing to say on the way to the train. Kiilj and his guards will remain in the special coach until it reaches Leavenworth, about mid night. Meals will be served in the coach. FACES LIFE IMPRISONMENT KATHRYN KELLY . . . *‘I wouldn't go through it again, not for any man .... George Kelly brought all this on us .... If it would save my mother. Id walk up to him and kill him ...” "But . . . Still, I think a lot of him ... He worships me . . . I'm the only thing in his life . . . .” SALONS ORDER KENEDY ROAD Both Houses Tell Highway Commission To Open Right of Way AUSTIN, Oct. 13. oP>—The house today joined with the senate in adopting unanimously a resolution directing the state highway engineer to complete surveys and obtain right-of-way for construction of the Hug-the-Coast highway through Kenedy county. The resolution directed the state highway commission to proceed with construction of the highway In the immediate future. The house resolution directed the highway department to open the right-of-way through Kenedy coun ty to the public by removing the fences from it and instructed the commission at the earliest possible time to construct the highway. The house vote today was 97 for and 20 against the resolution. The resolution was passed yester day by the senate. NRA Complaints Board Is Confirmed Brownsville’s NRA Compliance Board this morning assumed ofl’ice following receipt from Washington of confirmation of the board mem bers, including R. B. Ernst. A. B. Cole, Harry Richardson, Sam Nau mann. C. W. Colgin and Mrs. James A. Graham. Frank Lopez was elected chairman of the board by the six appointees, as provided in NRA regulations. The Compliance Board will receive complaints against NRA members alleged to be violating their agree ments. All such complaints must be ren dered in writing and should be ad dressed either to Mr .Lopez, as chairman of the board, or to A. B. Cole, the legal member. Hughes Hopeful Of Wage Adjustment A belief that the relief wage scale in the Valley will be reduced from the 30c an hour minimum nor maintained is expressed in a let ter from Maury Hughes, chairman of the Texas Recover} Board, re ceived by the Brownsville Chamber Hughes states that while in Hughes states tha twhlle in Washington last week he had lunch with Harr}' L. Hopkins, federal relief administrator, and that he believes that Hopkins will either modify or reverse his previous de cisions within a short time. To date Hopkins has refused to lower the relief wage scale in the Valley, even though NRA officials have removed the minimum wage requirements lor common labor. Special Term Set Judge Geo. C. Westervelt will open a special term of criminal district court here Tuesday with three cases alleging statutory offenses sched uled for trials. The regular term of the court closes Saturday. Defendants slated to go on trial Tuesday are Felix Martinez. Juan Teran. John Sosa, Homer Yancey and Berderdo Rios. The W. L. Lewis murder case, brought here on a change of venue, is scheduled for trial Oct. 24 with a special venire of 100 ordered. Lew is charged with the murder of Paul Setliff at Violet, Tex., in 1931. YOUNG DANCER IS CONVICTED Youth Gets Suspended Term In Strange Death Of His Partner DALLAS, Oct. 13. (A*)—A district court jury today returned a five year suspended sentence verdict in the trial of Louis Ruthardt, 24. for the death of Jo Betty Sell, his 17 year-old dancing partner, at a night club near Dallas May 30. Ruthardt thanked the Jurors and left immediately for Oklahoma City with his mother to begin work with an oil concern there. He said he had decided to give up his dancing. The jury began deliberation at 7 p. m. last night, went out for sup per and resumed its consideration an hour later. Miss Sell died at a Dallas hospital several hours after she had com plained of feeling ill as she sat at the night club between Dallas and Port Worth with Ruthardt and the leader of the orchestra. Ruthardt went to Grand Prairie, nearby, for a physician, then brought her to the hospital where she died 45 minutes later. ‘Ma’ Free* Four AUSTIN, Oct. 13. iA»—Gov. Mi riam A. Ferguson issued a pardon today to J. T. Johnson, convicted in Grayson county for violating the liquor law, and sentenced to one year. Conditional pardons were given Harry Tatro and Howard Hdridge. both convicted in Hutchinson coun try of robbery and sentenced to 3 years, in May. 1932, and Murve Johnson. San Augustine county, serving two years for burglary, con victed in July. 1933 Ramsey Trial Set MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 13. (A1)— Federal Judge Harry B. Anderson today set October 21 for the trial of Langford Ramsey, former bro ther-in-law of George (Machine Gun> Kelly, on an indictment charging him with conspiring to violate (he Lindbergh law. FORD LOSES IN $100,000 SUIT Auto Manufacturer Ordered To Pay By Jury At Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 13. <*V Verdict of $100,000 against Henry Ford was awarded today by a jury in the suits involving the Detroit manufacturer and the Sweeten Automobile company of this city. The jury was out three hours. Ford sued the Sweeten Automo bile company for $6,800 admitted to be due on promisory notes, and the Sweeten concern, brought a counter action to recover $160,110 which it claimed it lost as a result of Ford taking over the Lincoln Motor com pany. The Sweeten company was the Philadelphia distributor for the Lincoln car at the time. It is now in receivership. The Sweeten company contended that Ford had promised to make good all obligations outstanding agairm the old Lincoln company. Benjamin O. Grick. counsel for Ford, said he could not determine whether an appeal would be filed until he had consulted with gen eral counsel for the Ford interests. Rioting Mob At NRA Meeting Dispersed NEW YORK. Oct. 13. </Ph-Mount ed police rode their horses through crowds of rioters today at NRA headquarters at the hotel Pmnsyl vania In midtown New York. Po lice said radicals numbering 3500 were responsible for the disorders. More than 50 arrests were made Groups of demonstrators, bearing placards and banners, were push ed back to sidewalk* and police at tempted to chase them out of the neighborhood. ‘Tiger’ Hits Bolters NEW YORK. Oct. 13. UP)—Tam many reprisals against party bolters spread today to Brooklyn where John H. McCooey, veteran Tam many ally, has been served notice by a majority of his district lead ers to abdicate or support Joseph V. McKee, independent democratic mayoralty candidate. The sharp edge of the Tammany patronage knife was felt this time by the leader of the McCooev in surrection—Kenneth P. Sutherland, district leader and assistant to the president of the city board of aider men. Frazier Captured CLARKSVILLE. Oct. 13. UP)— Charles Prabier one of 12 convicts who participated in a break from the Angola. La. penitentiary Sept. 10. was captured at Box Elder. IT miles southeast of Clarksville, to day, and was lodged in the county i jail here pending determination ot where he would be tried* MONEY TO BE USED ON CITY POWERPLANT 400 Men to Get Worlj Here As Result Of Grant Application of the City of Browns ville for a federal loan, proceeds of which will be used to repair damage caused by the hurricane, was approved b. the public worn administration at Washington this morning, according to Associated Press dispatches to The Brownsville Herald. $200,000 Allotted The Associated Press story stated that $200,000 had been allotted to Brownsville, but city officials were of the opinion that this figure is a slight error, as the city applied for a loan and grant of $176,922 56. Of the total amount allotted, 30 per cent of the cost of labor and mare rials will constitute a grant from the federal government, the remain der being a loan to be repaid by the city. Proceeds of the loan will be used to repair damages suffered by the municipal light and power plant during the hurricane; to construct an adequate river pumping plant; tj install auxiliary emergency en gines at the power plant; to repair transmission lines and to provide an adequate and permanent drain age system for the city, icjording to an announcement made ay Mayor R. B. Rentfro when the ap plication for the loan was filed. The work is expected to provide employment for between 375 and 400 men for a period ranging rom three to lour months, Mayor Rent fro stated. To Rebuild Plant “When the w-ork the city has planned is completed, the Browns ville light and power plant will oe in better condition than be'# e the storm and the distribution system will also be in better shape.’’ Ma yor Rentfro told The Herald this afternoon on being informed that the federal allotment had been made. “In addition, the City of Browns ville will have an adequate resaett drainage system, something which is sorely needed at present with the river overflowing nad putting a tre mendous strain on our drainage fa cilities/’ he statad. Application of the city ror « grant and loan from the public works admimstratoin is the firs; to be granted in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, and was prepared almost immediately following » survey of the damage suffered by the city’s facilities following the hurricane. The application was prepared with the assistance of Harold Ro senwald. Public Works representa tive sent to the Valley following the storm, and was carefully check ed by Rosenwald and city officials before being forwarded to tnu public works advisory commutes at Ft. Worth. Gets Quick Action A slight delay was encountered at Ft. Worth due to technicalities in preparation, which was quickly remedied and the application for warded to Washington last week. Quick action given the applica tion by the public works head in Washington is in line with the an nounced policy of the administra tion of speeding up all applica tions from the hurnc%ne section. A probability that the actual work made possible by the loan ana grant will be underway within the next two weeks was expressed this afternoon by Mayor Rentfro. A contract will be entered Into between the city and the federal government with some Federal Re serve Bank in this section, probably Dallas, acting as the representa tive of the government. When this contract is signed, the money wiii become immediately available, it is thought. To Begin Immediately However. Mayor Rentfro express ed the opinion that as soon as the city has received official notice ot the grant and loan some of the work may be started without wait ing for the government money. “As long as we know we axe going to get the money, we will feel safe in getting the work under way, especially the drainage work for whhic a great need exists at the present time,’' he stated. The 1200,000 allotted to the CUy of Brownsville this morning is part o: a total of $13,871,900 allotted for 23 no#-f®deral projects in 13 star«, according to Associated Press dis patches, which will provide 145, 364 man months of employment. F. D. Speaks Tonight WASHINGTON, Oct. 1$. I Pres. Roosevelt wil i address the nation for sewn minutes at 10 p. m. (E8T> tonight from the White House. His subject has not been announced.