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Brownsville and the Valley: Part
ly cloudy to occasionally unsettled
Monday mght and Tuesday, pos
sibly with local showers; not much
change in temperature.
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rpeeding ol Home Loans helps out—
Was given in a short story in
Sunday’s Herald,
Whioh told oi J. C. Looney, Hi
dalgo county HOLC attorney,
Having paid over $15,000 in taxes
on Saturday morning,
On loans completed that day by
his office.
Hidalgo county, being no differ
ent in that respect than other
Certainly can use that tax monev
And now. with a Valley branch
ui operation.
Just lots oi tax money should be
coming in a hurry.
To the various cities, school dis
tricts and counties in this area.
• • •
ers association busies itself with a
purvey as need lor relief to lar.n
unable to properly leed their
work stock, and as a result—
We may expect to see in excess
cf $100 000 in leed provided for
this section by the slate relief
R. C. Craft of the state organiza- J
Lon is making a Valley survey, and
finds need for this sort ol relief.
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in a number of years will be under
taken m the near luture—
By stale ana lederal authorities, j
Count ol citrus trees as released
lot the past lew years—
Has been merely a compilation
and tabulation.
Worked out on paper ou a basts
ol the nunibci ol trees planted.
Added to those already planted,
With no definite knowledge of
the number ot trees which ha-e
This new census. liowevcr, will
see men in the Held actually count
ing the trees or> every piece of land
in the Valley.
When it is finished we will know
exactly where we are at.’
• • •
what attracts the attention ot peo
ple nowadays whether it be the
new streamlined automobiles, or a
new style in ladies hats, oi a new
sor ol celebration.
Thats why the Valley Mid-Winder
Fan has always held a fascination
lor residents ol sections oinsid?
the Valley—
Thats why the Tarpon Rodeo
idea is going over so big—
And that's why Willacy county's
Onion Fiesta ought to be male
more ol.
Right now we bespeak for this
Onion Fiesta more interest and
more Valley wide cooperation next
This Onion tiesta can be nude
a big thing, can be made to bring ,
Willacy county and the Valley just ’
a whole high oi a lot ol real pub- *
licit y- . !
Lets keep the thought in mmd
• • • y
Valley on the train coming m late 1
£unda\ night—
And no outgoing mail leaves on |
the northbouna Sunday night train, i
Post-office department is cer
tainly cutting down on the service, j
snd is certainly discommodmg lots <
of people. i
Hope the saungs are commensur
ate with the inconvenience Valley |
business men are suffering.
What with no airmail, no mail on |
holidays and new no Sunday mail,
this section is kinda the stepcVld
of the postal authorities
• • • 1
by representatives of Valley senoois y
(at the district music meet at Kings- t
vine last Saturday. u
v Just anothe Cadence that our \
school authorit.es are turning -mt 1
a well rounded set of youngsters— b
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Charges Against Rogers Dismissed
Vote New Commission
For Regulation
Of Exchange
The New York Stock Exchange scor
ed a smashing victory in the sen
ate oanking committee Monday by
a 10 to 8 vote to create a new com
mission to regulate the exchanges
instead of giving jurisdiction to the
federal resene board and the fed
eral trade commission.
(.'part* I'. D.'a Plan*
The committee adopted an amend
ment to the stock market bill offer
ed by Sen Glass <D. Va.). upsetting
plans of the bill's authors and Pres.
Roosevelt to have the exchanges
regulated by the two existing gov
ernmental agencies.
As it now stands, a commission
of three members appointed by the
president and confirmed by the
innate would be set up to exercise
all the powers the bill originally
proposed to turn over to the reserve
board and the trad** commission.
Friends of the original legislation
planned to carry their fight to the
enate floor, and with Pres. Roose
velt’s expressed support, were hope
ful of final victory.
Fight Thou chi Won
One of the warmest battles over
the stock market bill when it first
fame out was centered on th. pro
posal for control by the federal
trade commission, with the stock
exchange and other critics asking
for a new- and separate agency.
Friends of the legislation bedev
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Germany Hopes For
Debts Moratorium
BASEL Switzerland. April 9. pP)
-Dr. Hjalmar Schacht. president of
he German reichsbank. Monday
■xpressed the hope that Germany's
:reditors would accept a moratorium
m the transfer out of Germany of
unds for the amortization and in
vest payments on long term pri
<ate debts.
On arriving here for a confer
*nce with creditors, he denied that
ie asked new loans, saying “But
hope an agreement between Ger
nany and her creditors will be pos
ible to enable Germany to remain
i big customer for raw materials,
or only in that way can she pay
ler debts."
Vet Goes on Trial
For Slaying Wife
EL RENO, Okla , April 9. tjpt—
Selection of a jurv in the trial of
Virgil Brown. World War veteran
•harged with beating to death his
wife. Marie Elmsley Brown, pro
ceeded slowiy Monday.
Mrs Brown's mother, from Wind
sor. Ontario, was expected to attend
he trial. Her daughter's bodv was
round on the highway 11 miles wttt
>f El Reno last fall and Brown was
irrested a month later at Shawiuc.
3kla. He has been held *n Jail here
ince without bond.
PORT HURON Mich.. *nnl 9. pp.
An explosion shortly after noon
Monday rocked the plant if the Im
icrial Oil Co. at Sarnia. Ont., across
he river from here. The explosion
vas followed by heavy clouds of
moke visible from here but u could
lot be learned immediately wheth
t there had been any loss of lile
' I
Commerce Department
Has Jurisdiction,
Court Decides
<8pecial to The Herald)
H (Slats* Rogers. Valley pilot, was
teleased from jail and charges ol
operating an airplane while in
toxicated were dismissed Monday
morning by Justice ol the Peace
P. D. Lissner alter a hearing
Rogers was jailed late Saturday
afternoon alter the plane he was
piloting struck a fence as he at
tempted to land it, resulting iTTf he
injury ol Rogers, his three passen
gers and two children who were
watching planes Uy passengers.
Justice Lissner. in dismissing
charges against Rogers, held that
the case camt only within the
jurisdiction oi the department ol
commerce and any action into ua*
accident must be taken by the
federal department.
The department of commerce was
aoUJied ol the accident by Ray
mordville authorities immediately
after the accident.
None ol the persons involved in
the accident was injured seriously.
In the plane with Rogers were
Claude Moran. John Butler and
John Emerson Richard Morns, 12,
and Julia Alice Duddleston, 8. re
ceived cuts and bruises when they
were allegedly struck by a wing
of the plane when the ship caught
in a barbed-wire fence and swerv
ed irom its course.
Rogers received a deep cut over
his eye in the accident.
Trouble Brews
PEIPING. China, April 9 A*—
Chinese newspapers charged Mon
da\ that the Japanese have launch
ed efforts to strengthen their m
lluence in northern China.
The Peiping Chronicle said 100
Japanese military officers had been
dispatched to Chahar, Suiyuan.
Shansi and southern Hopei pro
vinces to “get acquainted' with j
China’s strategic centers.
Other newspapers reported the j
sreakdown of negotiations for the j
return to China of the Malanyu
Pass in the great wail near the,
ombs of the Tsing dynasty.
Illness Is Fatal To
Lawrence E. Bennett
Lawrence E. Bennett, retired
ingmeer, who resided for a consid
rable length of time in Browns
ville up to 1931. died in a San An
onio hospital on April 4. according
o word received by friends here
Mr. Bennett, who was ui his 70s
vuc in charge of the taking ol 1930
ensus in Brownsville and was
videly known over the entire Vul
ey. having come here during the
ar!y development days, and at me
ime owning property near Mis
Ai an engineer he had traveled
xtensively. had helped in the con
traction of railroads in many parts
if the world, and had done notable
vork in China. Siam and Spain.
According to the report received
lere, he had been ill for a long
ime prior to his death.
-fumble Oil Plans
To Erect Annex
HOUSTON, April 9.—The i
tumble Oil and Relming company 1
nnounced Monday that it had let i
ontract to the American Construe- i
ion company oi Houston, for erec- i
or of a 14 oi 15 story tower an
ex to its general office budding (
n Alain street and Polk avenue :
ere. The cost was not divulged. I
The annex will occupy hall a
lock. Construction work is to start <
nmediately. \
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Japs Oust
45 American
TOKYO. April 9. </Pi—Police,
[ cold to the beauty of 45 Ameri
can showgirls whose charms
have packed Japan s largest thea
ter for the last six weeks, order
ed their early departure Monday.
The company, known as the
American Revue Troupe, headed
by A. B. Marcus and including
75 members, was notified it must
leave Japan on the first liner
after completion of the Tokyo en
gagement April 15.
The action will force cancella
1 tion of several weeks' booking in
Nagoya and Osaka.
The troupe arrived in Tokyo
from San Francisco on February
23. Members transit visas ex
pired March 28. Police granted
an extension until April 15. A
further extension was refused.
Since the police move was in
conformity with the law. the
United States embassy was un
able to act officially. It was un
derstood, however, that embassy
attaches had informally asked
the foreign office to intercede.
for mm
Police Will Get No
Rest Until Outlaw
Is Captured
KANSAS CITY. April 9, </f>. —
Southwestern peace officers went
to work Monday with the knowledge
that there would be no rest for
them "Until Clyde Barrow Is cap
Accused of a dozen slayings, the
! phanton desperado and his woman
companion. Bonnie Parker, still
were at large following their latest
| adventure in crime—the slaying of
Cal Campbell. Miami* Okla., con
Also Hunt Dillinger
At the same time ofticers were
under orders to watch for another
elusive desperado. John "Wooden
Gun” Dillinger. now reported to be
in the southwest.
Week-end developments in the
search for the two:
Discovery of Barrow’s abandoned
motor car with two bullet holes In
the wind-shield, near Ottawa. Kas.,
approximately 100 miles from
i where the killer and his two com
I pumons released Percy Boyd. Ccm
I merce. Okla.. chief of police
who was kidnaped folowina the
slaying of Campbell.
A letter from Raymond Hamilton,
escaped Texas convict, to a Dallas
lawyer, disclaiming any connection
1 with Barrow's activities since the
$4,000 robbery of a Lancaster. Tex.,
bank. Feb. 27.
Mav Try Border
Belief expressed by Texas offi
I cere that Henry Methvin. who es
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Kidnaper Of
Girl Hunted
"Farewell to Arms” For While
Ernest Hemingway, realistic novelist who would rather be a hunter than
a writer, has said “Farewell to Arms” for a while after inflicting “Death
in the Afternoon” on big game in Africa. He is seen in New York with
Mr*. Hemingway, bound for their home in Key West, Fla.
Commission Upholds Step
Taken By Stevenson
In Removal
AUSTIN. April 9.— JFV-The Tex
as Relief commission by a vote of
4 to 3. Monday seated Col. Julius
Dorenlield of Amanllo in place of
R. L. Holliday of El Paso, as a
member ol the commission.
Dorenlield said he would ask an
opinion from the attorney general
on the legality of his commission
.is a member 6: the relief board.
Holiiday indicated he would op
;»se strenuously the effort to seat
Dorenfield and said he would re
main at the commission meeting to
challenge his vote on *U questions.
Holliday purportedly has been
removed as a member of the com
mission by Speaker Coke Stevenson,
who appointed him. Dorenlield was
t amed by Stevenson to succeed
Hol.'iday Stevenson staled in a let
ter to the secretary of state that
Holliday was removed for cause.
Holliday has been involved m a
controversy with El Paso labor
leaders over relief in El Paso
cot nty.
Dorenfield said he would ask lor
the opinion alter M N. Crest xan
of Dallas announced an intention
oi withdrawing lrom the session
ur.tn the question had been decided
and he was sure the commission
:oula proceed ii gaily.
The opinion won't be binding
either on Holliday or myself.” ne
Belief was expressed by both
.ides of the controversy that a
supreme court decision would be
necessary to finally determine me
Voting to seat Dorenfield were
Commissioners W. A Brooks. Jr.,
E E Giesecke. Jack Reeti and Ed
IJussion Against the motion were
(Continued on Page Two)
Blame Jealousy In Deaths
Of Man, 58, Young Wife '
And Two Tots
9 uP)—Accepting a* a motive the ,
jealous rage of an elderly husband (
over attentions ot a younger man to (
his wife, officials sought Monday to '
reconst rum details of a ttragsdy (
which tcaik the lives of Warren Da- ,
vis, 58. business man. his 19-year
old wife and two small children'
after the couple had returned home (
from a dance and quarreled.
The four were found Sunday in ]
their home here by Mrs. Katherine ,
Brown, sister of the dead woman. ,
the heads of the mother and chJ- j
dren crushed by blow’s from a hair- j
mer. tlieir throats slashed. Davis j
apparently had killed the three and
then slashed his own throat as he i
sat beside the body of one ot the
children. Police Chief C. 3 Black
burn said.
A hammer and a razor, both
bloody, were found in a bedroom
where Mrs Virginia Davis, the
mother lay with her arms about the i
body of her two-year-old daughter,
Dixie. i
In an adjoining bedroom, the body
of Davis was found beside that of, i
a four-vear-old daughter. Mildred
Physicians who exammed the
bodies .said blow’s from a hammer | ,
apparently had caused the death ol i
the mother and children, and thetr i
throats had been slashed with a ra- t
zor. Davis’ throat was slashed.
Chief Blackburn said an Investi
gation revealed the couple had quar
reled at a dance they attended Sat
urday night when a young man be- ]
came attentive to Mrs. Davi . 1
The tragedy was a climax to do
mestic difficulties over a period of
several months, he said, addinv that
Mr. and Mrs. Davis had been es
tranged until recently.
‘We Never Mias Twice’ la
Warned Over Phone Aa
Bullet Goea Wild
KANSAS CITY. April 9. 4*.-Re
newed threats on the life ol City
Manager Henry F. McElroy, politi
cal storm center, stirred Kansas
City Monday on the eve of the In
auguration ol officials chosen at the
recent turbulent city electron.
Twice within less than 24 hours
the McElroy home was molested—
tirst by a snipers bullet, and v»ccnd
by a mysterious telephone thi eat.
•we never miss twice." Several
weeks ago McElroy's life was threat
ened in an extortion note.
The bullet crashed througn t win
dow of a room adjoining one oc
cupied at the time by McElroy and
his daughter. Mary, lor whov1
dom kidnapers were paid STI.OOO
last year
The attack on McElroy's l om*
came as demands were bein» made
tliat he be ousted ts city maneger.
Tuesday, the newly eleo c l city
council will fill the post. It was >n
sidered certain he would r»*rlin
McElroy blamed critics •»[ nhisylf
and of the T. J pendergast demo
cratic organisation for the latest
post-election incident.
Girl’s Slaver
Dies In Chair
BELLEFONTE. Pa.. April 9. —
Richard 'Big Slum Bach, six-foot
ux-inch youth, died in the electric
rhair at Rockview penitentiary
Monday lor beating 19-year-old
Rose McCloskey to death in Fair
mount Park. Philadelphia, after he
had stoned her escort into un
The towering 24-year-old Phila
delphian walked calmly to the death
chamber, maintaining silence.
CHICAGO. April 9 m~-Police
were searching Monday ior a
youth about 18 who was reported to
have kidnaped 3-year-old Dorette
Zietlow by offering to “find her a
The childs sister. Lois. 12. told
police she and her little sister
were playing in theu grandmother’s
yard Sunday when the young man
seized Dorette's hand and ordered
her to come with him. When she
held back and began to cry. Lois
said, the youth offered to “find her
a nickel."
The sisters’ mother is in the Chi
cago State hospital at Dunning.
Fourth Victim Of
Hotel Blaze Dies
LONGVIEW. April 3. </P) — The
fire which destroyed the Longview
hotel here 10 days ago claimed its
fourth victim Monday when Mrs
H. E Peck of Shreveport. La., died
in a hospital. She suffered a brok
en back when she jumped from the
burning building.
Others who died were Don P.
Safford. Sam Craig and D. T. Jones.
Washington by George Durno — New York by James McMullin
By George Durno
TUG-O’-WAR—A political divin
ng rod goes into action at the
National Capital on May 1. It will
Materialize as the 22nd annual
Meeting of the Chamber of Com
nerce of the United States.
P^es. Roo&evtlt, his much-cnticls
d Brain Trust, other Democrats
nd a lot of political onlookers will
n* listening for what's divined.
Lots of watei has failed to How
town the St. Lawrence since the
T£C of C. assembled here a year
ago and the New Deal hole cards
ftL. were being dealt
m rn m
Last spring the U. S. Chamber
was a pretty chastened body. Its
big guns has long been noisy in
any community but those first
nectic days ot the “revolution"
silenced the battery.
Men who hah hired, fired, loaned
anr called at will in the old days
crow led into dugouts. Thev offered
no word of criticism and only hop
ed the enemy barrage would let up
j enough for them to see daylight
1 again.
Now lor several months the
Chamber o1 Commerce rulers have
been breathing fresh air. The
agenda for neat month's meeting
demands that "a permanent basis
of business recovery" be evolved.
It won’t be Hearts and Flowers
this time. A lo: of the violins have
leer shelved tor off-fcu tubas.
There are those who think a
flock of off-ke> tubas might be
able to produce a fortissimo Bronx
cheei from th.- public.
• • •
I. advance recipes can be taken
ai an indication of the whole menu,
U. S Chamber chefs are planning i
to serve a big bowl of fear piping £
not * 1
Poi instance a New York invest
ment company recently called up- i
on its 1.000 correspondents here !
an. abroad to report on conditions
as is The infoimation was sought
to protect over a hundred million t
dollars in trust for investment. "
Compilation anc digest of the in- c
formation brought forth a pretty
lair statement ol what might be i
called conservative views in these c
beetle times. I
The final report declared com
.# •
w k
nerce and industry were still
tarnating because business men
:eneraily ‘ misunderstand, are
frightened” b> the Roosevelt ad
ministrations radical departure
rom old and accustomed practices
• • •
To quote other snatches directly,
t iness men fear they will be
ft rther regimerted, regulated, bull
ozed, investigated, taxedetc.
This fright is Inspired, says the
-port, by such things as the se
utitles Act. the Stock Exchange
dll .the Wagner labor bill, trie
(Continued On Page Poor)
Hoover-SmitK Race
Issues to Enter
Bishop James Cannon. Jr . and Mw
Ada L. Burroughs Monday pleaded
“not guilty" in criminal ^ourt to a
charge that they conspired to violate
the corrupt practices act by ailure to
report ah the Anti-Smith oresiden
tial oampaign contributions th<v
received In 1928
Miss Burroughs answered first m
a quiet voice Cannon, .speaking loud
enough to be heard throughout the
court room, then said "not guilty."
Air ReHgkwia View*
Indications that it&ues that play
ed a large part in the Hoover-Shnth
campaign more than five wars ago
would enter into the trial proceed
ings came when the court and coun
sel framed a question to test the
Jurors on their religious prohibition
and nolitieal views.
Twelve persons were called to the
Jury box immediately aftcT the ar
The text of the question! involv
ing religious views which were ask
ed collectively of the 10 rr.cn and
two women in the Jury box follows:
Fight Prejudice
"Does the fact that Cannon »s
charged with opposing Alfred E.
Smith, the democratic prericJlntlal
nominee in 1928. on the ground that
he was a member of the Roman
Catholic church and because -aid
Smith was opposed to the llth
: nendnient to tfte constitution of
! the United States prejud.ce you
against said Cannon?
"Do you hold aflv religious pre
judices preventing you from riving
to the defendants. Bishon James
Canon. Jr., chairman of the hoard
of temperance and social •■errir* of
the Methodist Episcopal Church.
I South, and Ada L. Burroughs, ait
employee of the Anti-8alooii Lsa
j gue and a member of that rhurrh,
1 a fair and impartial trial on he is
! sues involved?"
Strike Closes
Hudson Plant
DETROIT. April 9, — The
Hudson Motor Car company an
nounced a shut-down effective at
1 p m. Monday, because of inabil
ity to obtain parts, particularly
those manufactured by the Motor
Products company, where a strike
is In progress.
The shut down was announced
: by E Edward Schipper, public rel
ations representative of the com
1 pany, who said 'the plant wil re
main shut until we get a new
I source of supply or the strike at
Motor Products is settled."
Politician Slain
On Election Eve
CHICAGO. April 9. (AV-Illinois
! will have a primary election Tues
| day but Joseph Teirno. politician
I in Chicago’s "bloody twentieth"
ward, will take no part in it.
They found his body In the street
Sunday, with bullets in his back.
He wa sa precinct captain In a
ward where there Is bitter strife
for control of the democratic or
ganization. but he was also seen
talking with a young woman short
ly before his death Police are un
I certain whether politics or jealousy
actuated the slayer.
They will keep their eye on the
twentieth tomorrow, nvertheless. for
i it Is a ward with a history of blood
Wednesday May See
Insull U. S. Bound
ISTANBUL April 9 United
State sAmbassador Robert P Skin
ner announced Monday that Sam
uel Insull might be placed aboard
a vessel sailing for America Wed
He said American agents expect
ed to rpach a final decision with
! in a few hours.
If the Chicago fugitive is started
on his homew ard voyage Wednee
day. It probably will be aboard the
American export boat Executive.
Four Get Rewards
For Slaying Robber
ALTO. April 9 i/T -Four men
who were responsible for the slay
ing of a man who tried to rob the
Continental State bank here March
5 Monday had in their pockets the
reward offered by the Texas Bank
ers’ association for dead robbers
C. K Smith, representing the
association, paid C M Earle, city
marshal. $1,700; Gus RounsavtUe.
president and J. A. Shattuck.
cashier, of the bank $680 each and
C E Woods, postmaster. $340.
Earle received the largest amount
became it was his bullet which
killed the man. identified as Fred
Britain interested'
In Germany Rearming
LONDON. April #. — Sir John
Simon. British foreigi. secretary,
told the house of commons Monday
that the British government is giv
ing “very serious" consideration to
Germany's contemplated increased
expenditures on her army navy, and
air forces.
Sir John was cheered by the
legislators as he made the an
He declared:
have instructed our ambas
sador at Berlin to make inquiries
of the German government on the

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