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(By 0. h Weather Bureau)
Brownsville and the Valley: Part- 1
ly cloudy to cloudy Prlday night; I
Saturday partly cloudy.
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Lechrie of Raymondvilla writes the
circulation department of The
Brownsville Herald.
His letter needs no comment from
us. here it is:
"On January 29th I mailed you a
check on the Raymondville State
Bank but through some error I have
not been receiving the paper lately.
“Of course I can get along without
The Herald, but it would be just like
using a coal oil lamp with electrl
| city available I
“I am with The Herald like the
negro and his old Model "T." He was
explaining all the good things about
his car, and finally asked, what
kinds car you got, mistah?’
*“I drive a Cadillac*
“ Well, I guess thems a pretty
good car, too, but I knows this Fode'
“It don't make any difference to
me if the Extras do come out five
minutes late so long as I can depend
on their contents."
Apologies to Mr. Lochrie on be
half of the circulation department,
appreciation on behalf of the entire
Herald organization.
• • •
for the Brownsville Citrus Associa
Thinks that too few of us. resi
dents and tourists—
Know the manner in which our cit
rus fruit is handled from tha.ium
it leaves the field until it » packed
and ready to ship.
On behalf of his association Mr.
Boory gives a cordial invitation—
To all and sundry to visit the as
sociation's packing plant on the
Fresnos road, Just off Palm Boule
And give Its operations the once
The painstaking processes by
which grade and quality pack are
Will be an education to most oi
• • •
across Texas recently on tl Sunset
Limited of the Southern Pacific, and
being from Florida, most naturally
Mr. Babson was impressed with the
I imprint of a cluster of Valley grape
fruit on the menu card as he ordered
his breakfast.
He penciled a note to the folks
back home in Florida, and told them
"I have been surprised with the
tremendous citrus production ability
of this section.
“Tell the growers of southern
Florida for me to quit arguing and to
play balL
“Otherwise Texas will lick the
pants off of us.
“Unless we get together and co
operate. we are done for.**
And then he added:
“Wonderful soil, a little cool, but
tremendous crops. For every bearing
tree there are nine young ones, not
yet bearing.'’
n n ft
a us in connection with the incident.
IX Mr. Babson had only written
that note after breakfast rather
than before—
With the taste of Valley grapefruit
still lingering on his palate—
He. as a prophet of trends and
Would wired his real estate agent
back in Florida to sell out—
That he was coming to the Valley
• • •
lng earlier than usual in the Valley
this year?
Must have been two weeks ago that
Judge Cunningham hailed us on the
street and called attention to his
bluebonnet boutonniere.
Yest.rday up around Raymond -
ville we noticed the state flower in
jfe bloom along the road, and on our re
turn home had our attention called
to the blooms in several Brownsville
• • •
will be strictly legal to attach the
1935 license plates on your automo
And you must have them on ycur
car b\ the first of April—
But they are frr sale by the coun
• ty tax collector right now and you i
* can buy them any old time.
lr *
Suit Involving California Socialites Is Delayed
Beach Cottage Party
Is Told in Strange
Marital Scramble Of

LOS ANGELES. Feb. 22. (^-Soc
ially prominent principals in Los
Angeles’ startling quadragular mari
tal scramble went into week-end re
tirement Friday—one of them in
bed suffering Irom shock and a ner
vous breakdown.
The case, involving once private
affairs of to Beverly Hills couples—
Walter Emerson, former actor and
writer: his socialite wife. Jana
Scholia Emerson. Barton 8ewell.
Beverly Hills sportsman, and his
wife. Leah Clampitt Sewell—will be
resumed in Judge Ben Lindsey's
court Monday.
First .Angie ( ompleted
The first angle of the case. Its legal
ramitications as complicated as the
domestic lives of the Emersons and
Sewells, was completed Thursday.
It concerned Emerson s suit for di
vorce against his wife Jane, with ac
companying charges of infidelity be
tween his wife and his former friend.
Mrs. Emerson did not appear in
court Thursday. Her attorney said
her ordeal ol testifying the day be
fore, when she startled the listeners
with frank admissions of her love for
Sewell, had brought on severe shock
and nervousness.
Mrs Sewell Thursday testified she
(Continued on Page Ten.)
(Special to The Herald)
HARLINGEN. Feb. 22.—Harlin-I
gen will go to the polls Saturday to<
vote on restoration of the municipal
auditorium with the aid of a gov
ernment loan and grant.
The voters will pass specifically on
a $6o,ooo bond W>ue which is to be
purchased by the Public Works ad
ministration at par. The PWA also
will make a grant of from $17,000 to
$25,000 which need not be repaid.
The amount of the grant will depend
on the amount above the sum of the
bond issue required to reconstruct
the building. The amount may vary
according to fluctuations In con
struction costs, said Mayor Sam
The mayor also made it plain that
the amount of the bond issue, $60.
000, is all that would be expended
by the city as differentiated from the
school reconstruction program which
was a Civil Works administration
The bonds will bear four per cent
Only persons having rendered their
ieal or personal property will be eli
gible to vote. Renditions may be
made up to voting time.
L. G. Nicrols will be presiding Judge
with George Phillips, judge m’«i Mrs.
John Gill. Mrs. Ben Johnson and
Mrs Martha White, clerks. All vot
ing will be at one box.
(Special to The Herald I
MISSION, Peb. 22. — Ernest O
Thompson, chairman of the Texas
Railroad commission, will be guest
of honor at a banquet given by the
Samfordyce Operators association
here Saturday night. The associa
tion represents all operators in Hi
dalgo county's new Somfodyce oil
Thompson has been in Laredo on
commission business, but consented
to malte a swing through the Lower
Rio Grande Valley and a varied
program of entertainment has been
arranged for him.
Prominent business men and of
ficials of other Valley cities have
been invited to attend the banquet
by officials of the assocition, head
ed by Ben H. King, Mias.on, as
Grocers Elect
AUSTIN. Feb. 22. (Pr-C. Y. Ear
ly of Brownwood, president, and oth
er officers of the Texas Wholesale
grocers were re-elected in their an
nual convention.
James Wearden of Victoria was
added to the executive committee
Powers of the NRA code were stud
ied as grocers sought greater cooper
ation among themselves to eliminate
Crew Is Rescued
NEW YORK. Feb 22.—P— The
entire crew of the storm-tossed
Italian freighter 8. 8- Taide was
rescued Friday by the 8. 8. Galea.
Radio Barine Corporation reported
The rescue was effected off the
coast of France, in the Bay of Bis- I
Rate Differential
Discussion Meeting
Called at Mercedes
A Valley-wide meeting of all interested individuals and
organizations, public and private, to discuss the freight
differential—known as the Robstown differential—has
been called to be held at the Mercedes high school audi
torium at 8 o’clock Monday night, February 25.
Son of Federal Judge Found
Guilty But He Escapes
Death Penalty
PAWNEE. Okla . Feb. 22—<JP>—
Friday wa« no holiday for Phil
Convicted of first degree man
slaughter for the fatal shooting of
John Gorrell In Tulsa last Thanks
giving. the 19-year-old son of Fed
eral Judge Franklin E- Kennamer
paced the floor of the old sand
stone jail here awaiting sentence
Holly Anderson. Tulsa county
attorney, intimated he would de
mand a long prison term for the
youth. Under state laws, the sen
tence might be set st from four to
99 years
Judge Thurman Hurst will pass
sentence at 2 p. m. Saturday. At
that time, attorneys for the slayer,
who alternately was described as
brilliant and Insane, will file their
motion for a new trial.
Oklahoma still teemed with
rumors, none verified, that an ar
rest might be made soon In the
aeath of young Sidney Bom. associ
ate of the Tulsa youngsters called
as witnesses in the Kennamer trial.
Bom was found shot tp death a
week after Gorrell. The state called
Born's death suicide.
President LAzaro CArdenas of
Mexico arrived in Monterrey Friday
morning, according to dispatches re
ceived in Matamoros early Friday,
and Mayor R. Mungula C of Mata
morog and Guillermo Shears, prom
inent political leader, left Friday by
train to greet Mexico's president.
Mayor Mungula will invite Mexi
co's president to visit the border
City. There is a strong probability
that President Cardenas will visit
Matamoros. as he has expressed a
desire to visit all federal construc
tion projects and their proposed
si tea
Former Candidate
To Face Charge*
PORT WORTH. Feb. 22. <*V-Mrs.
Kate M. Johnson, who once ran for
governor and who has announced
she will become a candidate for
that office In 1936, was brought to
the Tarrant county Jail Thursday
night to face four old forgery and
passing charges.
Her trial was set for March 1 In
criminal district court.
Mrs. Johnson was charged here
with passing two forged checks, for
$29 and $103. on Dec 23. 1933; a
check for $6 95 on Feb. 9. 1934. and
a check for $10 on March 14. 1934.
Appointment Delayed
AUSTIN, Feb. 22. OF)—Governor
James V. Allred said Friday his ap
pointment of a successor to Beauford
Jester of Corsicana, chairman of the
University of Texas regents, would
be delayed several weeks.
Jester will remain, he said, un
til federal loans are negotiated for
university buildings. Allred said uni
versity officials said two weeks more
would be needed, but he anticipated
It would be longer.
Announcement of the meeting
vu made Friday by the Valley
chamber of commerce secretaries
differential committee, consisting
of Pete Smith of the San Benito
chamber. L. F. Boling of the Mer
cedes chamber, and Harry Ratliff
of the Weslaco chamber.
Speaking for the committee. Mr.
Boling said that the committee from
the Rio Grande Valley Vegetable
Growers association, which Friday
was en route home from Washing
ton where they went in connection
with the differential fight initiated
by the growers organization, is ex
pected to attend the Monday night
meeting. Arrangements for such a
meeting were made prior to the
committee's d< narture for Washing
ton. Boling said.
'The Intersuite Commerce com
mission has announced that it will
send an examiner to the Valley
during the latter half of April to
conduct hearings on the differen
tial,” Boling said. Tf the Valley
is to be prepared to present its tes
timony before that hearing, there
are important things to be done. It
will not be a simple matter to
gather all testimony in such a short
time, and there must be quick ac
tion "
The secretaries' committee an
nounced that no special invitations
will be sent out, but urged that all
civic clubs, municipalities, counties,
growers organizations and such
should be represented. It is im
portant. it was said, that county
commissioners, county judges, may
ors and city commissioner! attend
the meeting.
Truck quotations for grapefruit
and oranges have made sizeable
gains during the week, according to
reports from the U. S Market News
bureau here.
Oranges have gained about 50
cents a box and boxed grapefruit is
up from 15 to 25 cents. Bushel'
grapefruit is up about 15 cents. This
increased bushel prices from about
75 cents to about 90 cents.
The increase In prices is due
to lack of fruit and rainfall which
hampers harvesting.
Vegetable shipments from the
Valley over Thursday night totalled
104 carloads, the market news
report showed.
Mayor R. B. Rentfro and City
Manager Z. A Rosenthal returned to
Brownsville Thursday aitemoon
from a trip to Fort Worth and oth
er Texas points. While in Fort Worth
the city officials ironed out various
details in connection with PWA proj
ects now under way by the city and
conferred with Julian Montgomery,
state PWA engineer.
On their trip they conferred with
city officials and managers of pub
lic utility concerns on water and
light rates, in line with the recent
ly announced Intention of the city
to lower rates here If po&sible.
A conference was held also in
Corpus Christi with officials there
relative to rates charged by the city
of Corpus Christi to the navigation
district and the manner In which the
distribution of light, water and
power is managed at the port of
Corpus Christi.
Now Dispute Gets Blame For
Washington’s Tree Chopping
<iF>—The oft-told and sometime*
disputed story of George Wash
ington and the cherry tree was
told with a new verison Friday
One in which the youthful
George 1* represented as having
chopped down the tree because of
a dispute with his step-brothers.
It was related by Webster Mar
tel Smith of Coalsburg. W. Va.,
who said he learned what he call
ed the true circumstances of the
incident while delving into mus
ty records of his family. He is a
direct descendant of Martha Ball
Smith, an aunt of the nation's
first president.
According to Smith's version,
the boys of the Washington fam
ily, which included children of
the first wife of George's father. I
squabbled each year over the i
fruits of a certain cherry tree on
the Washington place along the
Rappahannock In Virginia.
If George and his own brother
took possession of the tree, his
stepbrothers bombarded them with
sticks and stones.
One summer. George, armed
with a hatchet, assembled his
companions, including negro boys,
and climbed into the tree. They
withstood the usual bombardment
for a time, but finally George
Jumped to the ground and chop
ped down the tree, shouting:
“By the Eternal, if Mary Ball s
boys cant have these cherries, her
stepsons can t have them either.”
The story' then relates that
George's father threatened to
punish him. but relented after
hearing his sons forthright reply,
as every child has no doubt heard.
Request for $75,000,000
River Work Is Put
Before S o 1 o n s By
(Special to Th* Herald#
8AN BENITO, Feb. 22 —A bill pro
viding for a federal appropriation
of $75,000,000 for storage, flood con
trol, drainage, and hydro-electdic
power development on the Rio
Grande wa* introduced into congress
Friday by Congressman Milton R
This announcement was received
here by J. E. McAnally. assistant
manager of the San Benito Irriga
tion district, from Frank Robertson,
manager of the district and secre
tary of the Valley Water
convervation association. Robertson
is in Washington working to get an
additional $2,000,000 for galley flood
control work.
t'nder State Department
Congressman West announced
three weeks ago that he was prepar
ing the bill for submission, and made
known then its general terms.
The measure as Introduced pro
vides that the fund for development
of the Rio Grande shall be snent un
(Continued on Page Ten.)
Leaders of Fight Against
Differential Return
From Washington
(Special to The Hermldl
HARLINGEN. Feb. 22—The four
farm leaders who have been in
Washington the past few days
seeking to have the Robstown dif
ferential removed are expected back
in this section Friday night, and
will make a report at an early
The delegation includes R. Roy
Ruff of Brownsville, president of
the organization; E. A Warren of
Lyford, A. C. Barnhart of McAllen,
and Homer B. Huntley of Harlin
gen. who will remain a day longer
in St. Louis visiting relatives.
A meeting of the Valley differ
ential committee, headed by L. 8
Boling of Mercedes, will be held
there Monday night. Boling an
nounced, at which time further ac
tion will be considered.
The farm delegation has made no
announcement so far, although a
reoiienlng of the differential case
was ordered some time ago, and an
I C. C. examiner la to be sent to
the Valley some time in April to
hear the Valley s plea for removal
of this surcharge.
Wire Flashes
LOS ANGELES.—Wiley Port, in
trepid flier who started a sub
stratosphere dash from Los An
geles to New York early Friday,
was forced down without material
damage to his plane at Muroc Dry
Lake. 125 miles northeast of hero
he advised the Lockheed corpora
Wildcat Well* Are
To Make Stem Te*t*
(Special to The Herald*
MISSION. Feb. 22—Drill stem
tests on two Important wildcat tests
will hold the attention of Hidalgo
and Starr County operators this
Drill stem test is scheduled for W.
L. Clary's No. 1 Brock dr Showers,
in lot 4, block 12. pore ton 80. Ancient
Jurisdiction of Reynosa. about 15
miles northwest of here, sometime
Friday. The test cored five feet of
well-saturated sand at 3,053-58 feet,
nearly a week ago. Legal and mech
anical difficulties have prevented an
earlier test.
E. V. Van Huss' No. 1 Garcia Land
Ac Livestock company. In porclon 100.
southeastern Starr county, will also
be watched with great Interest as
drill stem test is made of saturated
sand at about 2.785 feet.
Race Horse* Burn
NEW ORLEANS. Feb. 22 <m—
Eighteen race horses were believed
burned to death in a fire which
destroyed a bam valued at $12,500
at the fair grounds track Thursday
The names of all the horses could
not be learned and their value was
Sheriff R. T. Hall of Carrizo
Spnngs left here Thursday with R.
C. Harless after serving a warrant
on the Rio Hondo man charging
him with theft in Dimmltt county.
Harless was arrested by the aher
iif’s department on orders from
Sheriff Hall, and he was turned over
to the Carrizo Spnngs sheriff here
Inland Waterw ys
Tonnage Survey In
Valley Is Planned
Plans for a survey of the Lower Rio Grande Valley to
determine the amount of tonnage that might move over
an inland waterway were being discussed at a meeting
here Friday of directors of the Intracoastal Canal asso
ciation, with C. S .E. Holland of Houston, president of the
$23,800 MORE
Additional PWA Grant to Ba
Used on Drainage And
Repair Project
An additional grant of $23,800 has
been awarded the city of Browns
ville by the Public Works Adminis
tration according to telegrams re
ceived by the city from Senators
Tom Connaly and Morris Sheppard
and Representative Milton H West
The grant was announced in
Washington late Thursday.
Allocation of the additional grant
had been expected here following a
recent visit to Washington by City
Manager Z. A. Rosenthal who pres
ented the city's application to the
Public Works Administration and
outlined the needs of the various
projects for which loans and grants
had already been made.
Proceeds of the additional grant
will be used on the city's drainage
and building repair project, for
which a loan of $45,000 and a grant
of $10,000 already has been made.
The new grant allocates an addi
tional $6,300 as a grant from the
PWA to be used on this project.
An additional grant of $17,500 was
made by the PWA to provide funds
for construction of an electric
transmission line from the city to
the Brownsville port site. This ad
ditional allocation is made on the
power plant rebuilding project for
which the city has received a pre
vious loan of $121,000 and grant of
<8peclal to Tba Herald)
McALLEN. Feb. 22— Five persons
were injured, one critically, when
two cars collided on North Tenth
street here early Friday morning.
The most senously Injured was
Lawrence "Mike’ Bartliff. 30. son
of L. U. Bartliff. prominent McAl
len business man and pioneer res
ident. who sustained a broken left
leg. a broken right ankle, severe
shock and loss of blood through la
cerations on his chin and mouth.
The others were Leonard Chalk.
16, facial cuts; John Larson. 16,
cuts about his face and head; Jake
Nabos. 31, cuts about his face;
Henry Whlttenburg, Jr., 16, cuts
about this legs.
The coupe In which Bartliff and
Nabors ntire riding was In collision
with the sedan In which the other
three rode.
Frosts Are Hitting
Florida Vegetables
(Special to The Herald)
HARLINGEN. Feb 22— Light
frosts continued in the Florida
vegetable belt Friday morning, ac
cording to reports received here by
the frost warning bureau.
Jacksonville reported a light
frost early Friday morning with a
temperature of 44. Hastings In the
potato belt reported a temperature
og 34 Friday morning
The Thursday report showed
frost at Bartow and a temperature
of 36 at Hastings There were light
frosts at Gainesville and Jackson
ville Tuesday.
This survey will be used in the
fight by the organization to obtain
approval of the proposed extension
from Corpus Chrlsti to the Rio
Orande. in view of decision of the
U. S. Army engineers to withhold
final Judgment on the extension un
§1 results of other waterway de
velopments in South Texas may be
The Valley tonnage survey is part
of a general move incorporated in
a revue of the project authorized
recently by the Rivers and Harbors
committee, and Mr Holland, in an
interview with The Herald, express
ed optimism over outcome of the
project eventually.
‘The survey’ which has been in
the hands of the Army Engineers
was based on conditions as they ex
isted five years ago.” Holland said.
He pointed out that the original
survey had been started by the late
Oeneral Goethals. who died before
it was completed, and that in its
final form It did not do Justice to
the matter in view of the trying
conditions under which it was com
"We feel that a new survey of the
prospective Valley tonnage, made
by a man of the type of General
Goethals, and using facts as they
are today would throw a different
light on the matter.” Holland con
He brought out tl*t the project
is financed as far as Corpus Chrlsti.
The Arroyo Colorado Navigation
(Continued on Page Ten.)
Reason For PlunCe of Two
Girl* From Plane May
Be Revealed
LONDON. Feb. 22. UlV-Two fare
well notes, their contents undlvulg*
ed, held the death secret of Jane and
Elizabeth Du Bois Friday.
Coert Du Bois, United States con
sul general at Naples, father of the
attractive young women who plung
ed uo their deaths Thursday from an
airplane, was enroute here with his
grief-stricken wife to receive his
daughters' messages.
The two notes, found on a seat of
the airliner after the sisters had
leaped lrom it at an altitude of 3,000
feet over Upminister, Essex, were In
the custody of the American consul
The notes addressed to Mr. and
Mrs. Du Bois, which Jane and Eliza
beth left behind, were reported to
have explained that they wished to
die because two young royal air force
aviators in whom they were Inter
ested perished in an air disaster at
Messina, Sicily, last week.
The young women were said to
have been "informally engaged" to
the two fliers. Flight Lieutenant
Henry Longfield Beatty and Flying
Officer John A. C. Forbes.
Dog Clean-Up Drive
Will Begin Monday
Due to numerous complaints oi
vicious dogs, another “clean-up’
campaign will be begun here Mon
day with employment of a dog*
catcher, it has been announced by
Lieutenant of Police John T. Arm
More than 800 dogs were killed In
the last campaign which was staged
here about seven months ago.
"Something has to be done to rem
edy the situation." Lieutenant Arm
strong says. "because complaints
about vicious curs have been con
I stantly increasing for the past sev
I era! months."
Congress Turns Clock Back;
Hears Washington’s Speech
The senate and house turned the
clock back 139 years Friday to
listen to George Washington's
farewell address as though this
were 1796 and they were hearing
the message for the first time.
In assembling on Washington's
birthday to hear again the famous
advice of the father of his coun
try. congress followed one of its
oldest traditions.
Senator Austin (D-Vti was
chosen to read the 8.000 %-ord
message before the senate. Speak
er Byms waited until the last
minute to choose a representative
to read it.
The farewell address, directed to
the people—“My friends and fel
low citizens’—was made public
on September 17. 1796.
As the senators and representa
tives listened to it President
Roosevelt was celebrating the
first president's 203rd birthday
anniversary by remaining away
from his office and refraining
from business appointments.
The celebrating of Washington's
anniversary continue* a custom
originating 158 year* ago at Val
ley Forge during his lifetime.
The Valley Forge occasion, the
first public celebration, was on
February 22. 1777. while Wash
ington was in winter quarters with
his army The band o( Proctor’s
artillery serenaded the general to
remind him of his birthday.
Government Seeks To
Send Kin to Prison
For Harboring Two
DALLAS. Feb. 22 >—The trial
of 22 relatives and friends of the
slain outlaw couple—Clyde Barrow
and Bonnie Parker—on harboring
charges, got under way in federal
court here Friday with the govern
ment and the defense moving to
trim down the list of defendanta
Mothers of the pair—Mrs. Cumto
Barrow and Mrs. Emma Parker
joined other defendanta In seeking
to have the indictment quashed on
a technicality.
Defendants Named
Besides the mothers of tho
couple, other defendants were; L. C.
Barrow. Clyde's younger brother and
his wife. Audrey Pay Barrow;
Blanche Barrow, wife of the slain
Buck Barrow, Clyde's elder brother;
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Francis, brother
in-law and sister of Clyde; Bllllo
Mace. Bonnie's sister; Mr. and Mrs.
Steve Da via. stepfather and mother
of Raymond Hamilton, former Bar
row companion; Lillian McBride,
sister of Hamilton; Mary O'Dart,
former girl friend of Hamilton, and
her father. Joe Chamblesa; Floyd
Hamilton. Ray's brother and his
wife. Mildred Hamilton; Beulah
Pray tor. and Henry Methvln. who
“sold out" Clyde and Bonnie for a
parole from a prison term; John
Basden. 8. J. Whatley. William EX
Jones. W. H. Bybee and James Mul
United States Attorney - Clyde
East us moved to dismiss the chaigaa
against Lillian McBride and Beu
lah Pray lor on the grounds that the
prosecution's case was not a strong
one against them. The motion
was granted and the two women left
the courtroom.
Defense Plea Falla
A defense motion made by J.
Earle Kuntz of Wichita Falla, at
torney for Joe Chamblesa and two
other defendants, asked that the
Indictment be quashed for failure
to Include “word for word," the
warrant Issued In May. 1933, for the
arrest of Barrow and the Parker
woman. This motion was over
Burt Barr, attorney for Mr. and
Mrs. Steve Davis, stepfather and
mother of Raymond Hamilton, con
demned bank robber, then moved
for a bill of particulars setting
forth more specifically the offense
with which his clients were charged.
It. too. was overruled.
A crowd of approximately 900
persons Jammed the courthouse
corridors two hours before the pro
ceedings stsrted. Not more than
100 of them were successful In get
ting Into the court room.
Two Are Shackled
Permission to set up newspaper
cameras In the court room for k
few minutes before the judge emme
In was granted and. as the prison
ers were brought In. flash bulb!
brilliantly Illuminated the room.
The women came first, with Mil
dred Hamilton leading the proem
Noticing the waiting cameras, she
lifted her porketbook before her
face and virtually every one of the
ten women defendants who followed
her did the same. The men follow*
ed the women, guarded by federal
and state officers.
Only two of the defendants were
shackled. They were William D
Jones and Henry Methvln. This
was done to protect them as much
as for any other reason, since Meth
vin Is reputed to have put wnnni+
Parker and Barrow “on the spot."
when they were killed in Louisiana
last May. and Jones had given im
formation liberally to officers.
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Brownsville: The Capitol—Wallace
Beery and Adolphe Menjou In “The
Mighty Barnum." The Queen—Has Bail
and Ruth MU m “Tonto Kid." Tha DIU
mann—W. C. Fields and Alleou Skip
worth in "TUlle and Oua."
San Benito: The Rlroil-Rudy Valloa
and Ann Dvorak in "8weet Music "
Harlingen: The Arcadia— Lionel Barry
more. W c. Fields and Madge Bvana
in “David Copperfleid " The Rialto—
Rei Bell and Ruth MU In “Tonto Kid."
La Feria: The Bijou—Barbara Stan
wyck and Warren William la “Tht Se
cret Bride"
Raymond vine: The Ramon—Lyle Tal
bot and Ann Dvorak in “Murder In the
Clouds." *
Donna: The Flata—Laurel and Hardy
In “Babes In Toyland."
Ban Juan: The San Juan—Richard
Arlen and Madge Evans tn “HslldOted®.*
Mercedes: The Capitol—Warren Wil
liams and Margaret Lindsay In “The
Dragon Murder Case."
Weslaco The Rite—Leo CartUo and
Louise Faaenda in “The Winning
Ticket "
McAllen: The Palace—Warner Baxter
and Myrna Ley in "Broadway Bill” The
Queen -Tom Tyler in “Tracy Rides.**
Mission: The Umaioo—Carole Lom
bard and Cheater Monte la "The Oaf

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