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FORTY-THIRD YEAR—No. 219 t*. *>un nm-nm » u» i BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 1935 FOURTEEN PAGES TODAY • • • 5c A COPT
Greater Paid Circulation Than Combined Total of All Other Dailies Within 140 Miles I
STRATOSPHERE FLIGHT
' QnOuk
VALLEY
By RALPH L. Bt ELL
THIS RETIRING FLOWER”
attitude that Commander F**nk
Hawks has adopted—
Gives newspapermen who have
helped throughout the years to
build the airman up Into a public
figure—
One of those pains that hit peo
ple every once In a while.
Personally, we don't think that i
Mr. Hawks would have been mob
bed by admirers—
Had they known he was in
Brownsville.
Neither do we thmk that the
wires would have been burned up
< with press services wanting to
know what Mr. Hawks ate for
breakfast
We do think, being as Mr. Hawks
successfully courted newspaper pub
licity throughout the years of his
ascension to the heights—
That he might recline a little
more gracefully on the summit as
far as newspapers are concerned.
UNDER-PR IVIL FGED CHIL
dren of Brownsville are the sole
beneficiaries of proreeds from the
fourth annual Kiwanis Minstrel
■how—
Which shows again Friday night
In the college auditorium here.
The crowd might have been larg
er Thursday night, but those who
did attend will tell the world they
^tecei ed their money's worth and
▼ then some.
It's a fine work t lie local servioe
dub is helping to put over—
And its a fine show they are
vstng to further their aims.
Better turn out Fr day night and
■ee the works.
AS WE GET IT. THE FACT
that you are not Ir sh is all the
more reason for going to Port Isa
bel Sunday!
• • •
SEEMS TO EE A SLIGHT DIF
ference of opinion in the Valley on
the matter of truck legislation.
Representatives of the citrus co
operatives have appeared in Austin
opposing the bill whUrh would In
crease legal capacity oad of trucks
to 14.000 pounds against the present
7,000 pound limit.
Now come the Vegetable Grow
ers associations and appoint mem
bers to work for the increased load,
Valley interests should get to
gether. if possible, on legislation af
fecting this section.
• • •
CITRUS PEOPLE SAV THE
trucks are carrying fruit all over
the country, selling It fir “ham and
egg" money—
And helping to run;i a market
none too firm at best.
Orowers say that by increasing
the truck load the n ilroads will
be brought to terms on the removal
of the differential.
AS WE HAVE SAID MANY
times in the past, we still say—
there should be some sort of clear
ing house here in the Valley to de.
eide questions affecting cur section.
Too often, both in Austin and
in Washington. Is the Valley made
to appear ridiculous by apparently
not knowing what the Val'ey wants.
Far better to thresh out differ
ences of opinion here at home, and
then present a united from at Aus
tin and at Washington.
m • . •
W .ANOTHER STEP IN THE FRUI
tion of Brownsville’s port ajnbltlons
came Thursday with the opening of
bids on a water supply sytitem at
the turning basin.
The fine water supply facilities
that will be offered ships locking
at the Brownsville port constitute
one of the main advantages of the
harbor, and for this we hSve to
thank both the far sightedriess of
the navigation commissioners and
the co-operation extended bv the
Brownsville city authorities.
An adequate water supply is
• prime requisite of a successful
port, and thanks to the navigation
and city commissions, that ii Just
what the pint of Brownsville! will
feat*. j
Nine U. S. Senators Linked with Red Activities
__ ______._____ - K. —
ADVOCATE OF
BIGGER NAVY
HURLHLAIM
Names of Solons On
Justice Department
Rolls for One-Time
Activity, Charged
WASHINGTON. March iS.—ifih—
An assertion bv William B. Shearer,
big navy advocate, that nine sena
tors were "recorded in the depart
ment of justice recoras with past
affiliations with the communist
party,” was read Friday into the
record of the senate munitions
committee.
This climaxed a tumultous ses
sion almost rivaling the one earlier
in the week when Shearer thun
dered out a denunciation of big
ship builders who once had em
ployed him as a “propagandist” at
the naval limitations conference in
Geneva in 1827, and later broke
with him. purportedly in a disagree
ment over pay.
52 Opposed Bill
His reference to senators on the
communist list was in a letter writ
ten by Shearer to Homer L. Fer
guson, president of the Newsport
News Shipbuilding and Drydock
company. March 27, 1929. in an ef
fort to justify his claims for further
compensation.
He recited his activities in favor
of further naval appropriations,
particularly calling attention to a
pending appropriation for cruisers.
"Twelve senators only opposed
the cruiser bill.” he wrote, "of which
nine are recorded in the depart
ment of justice records with past
(Continued on Page Six)
HIT-AND-RUN
CHARGE FILED
Pharr Resident Jailed In
Automobile Death Of
Hidalgo Man
(Special to The Herald)
EDINBURG. March 15—Guada
lupe Garcia. 27-year-old Pharr resi
dent. is being held in Hidalgo coun
ty jail lie re under a charge of fail
ure to stop and render aid in con
nection with the death of J. D.
Hausenfluck, 39, farmer of the East
Hidalgo community south of Pharr.
Hausenluck was instantly killed
when he stepped out on highway 66
near his home and was struck down
by an automobile. The driver, ac
cording to Miss Dorothy Hausen
fluck. 17. daughter of the victim,
failed to stop. She was an eyewit
ness to her father’s death.
Immediately' afte. the accident
was reported. Hidalgo county sher
iffs department and local authori
ties started combing the brushy sec
tion along the Rio Grande and the
Old Military Highway for some
trace of the death car.
Garcia’s arrest occurred late
Thursday at Pharr. Officers stated
he had made a statement in which
he admitted driving a car they
claimed struck Hausenfluck.
Funeral arrangements have not
been completed.
COLONEL RIGGS TO
TAKE COMMAND AT
FORT BROWN HERE
WASHINGTON. March 15. <*V
Army orders issued by the War De
partment Friday included:
Colonel Kerr T. Riggs, army war
college, assigned to Port Brown.
Texas,
Colonel Riggs will succeed Colonel
Guy B. Kent who will report to the
Army War College in June.
The new commander of Port
Brown Is a graduate of West Point
and was commissioned a second
lieutenant of cavalry in February
1901. He is a graduate of the Army
Staff College and of the Army War
College, where he has been serving
as an instmctor. He is also listed
n the Army Register as a distin
guished graduate of the infantry
C’.valry school.
He is a ho’der of the Distinguished
Service Medal.
Rio Hondo’s Mayor
To Seek Re-Election
{Sne'Mal to The
RIO HONDO. March 15 — Mavoi
Byrl Hollon has announced his
candidacy for re-election at the
city election April 2.
Two aldermen are to be elected
to fill the expired terms of B J.
Sits and Frank McCabe.
No opposition Ls expected in the
Mayor's election, but a number of
candidates for the vacancies dn the
Aldermanic board are expected to
file with Citv Secretary Harold Mal
lernee shortly.
HEAD OF RELIEF
*****
BUYS OXEN BUT
*****
CANT USE THEM
OKLAHOMA CITY, March 15.
(>p)—Because Oklahoma farmers
did not care to nave any part in
reviving the ancient custom of
plowing with oxen, a relief project
has been consigned, literally, to
the hamburger grinder
Three months ago E. Q. Jefirey
managing director of the Okla
homa rural rehabilitation corp..
acquired 50 head of oxen and had
them trained to the plow, with
high hope of placing them with
his farmer clients.
When the oxen had finished
their short course in farming,
they were offered to the clients.
There were no takers. Relief offi
cials went into a huddle and de
cided to offer the plow-oxen on
credit. Still, no takers, and the
leed bill was mounting.
Now, it has been decided, the
oxen will be slaughtered and re
offered as ground beef. The clients
will take that.
HAWKSMAKES
SECRET VISIT
Air Speed Ace Leave* For
, Mexico to Try For
Record
After successfully shrouding their
activities in secrecy for several days.
Commander Frank Hawks, air speed
ace. and Gage Irving, vice presi
dent of the Northrop Aircraft cor
poration of Englewood, Calif., left
here Friday morning In a Northrop
racing plane to tour Central and
South Americas in preparation for
the Round Americas Air race this
summer.
The Round Americas Air race Is
being promoted by Elliot Roosevelt
and others.
Incidentally, Hawks and Irving
will attempt to establish a few
speed records for the Latin Ameri
cas in their plane. They will hop ofi
Saturday morning early from Mex
ico City, where they went Friday
and will attempt a non-stop, one day
hop to Arica. Peru, a distance of 3,
500 miles at least.
The hop which Hawks remarked
that he wall make non-stop seems
almost incredible. The distance as
Pan American planes fly it is 4.496
miles. By making the flight direct
Hawks could probably cut the dis
tance down to 3,500 miles. If he
f'ould average 250 miles an hour he
would make the trip in an even 14
hours.
The two men would not divulge
further information about their
plans, except to inform airways of
' .icials here that they will stop at all
[joints in Central America and South
America where plane* in the Round
(Continued on Page Six)
San Benito Hospital
Aid Fund is Growing
(Special to The Herald)
SAN BENITO. March 15—More
•han 1500 has been raised in San
Benito towards the Valley Baptist
hospital fund with canvassing rom
nieted in only a few of the districts
<nto which the city has been divid
ed.
The solicitation has been slower
)han anticipated because of a lack
of workers but it is hoped to have
reports on all areas by end of the
Headquarters for the drive are
being maintained at the chamber
of commerce, according to Joe A
Sloan, chairman.
It is desired to raise a large sum
here because the number of char
ity patients from this area cared for
by the hospital ts almost as large as
from Harlingen where the hospital
is located It is as a result of char
ity work that the hospital went into
debt. It is desired to wipe out the
debt and buy new equipment.
FOUR INJURED
IN CAR WRECK
AT EDINBURG
Girl Unconscious At
Hospitalp One Man
Has Broken Legs;
Others Hurt
f8D*rtal to The Herald!
EDINBURG. March 15.—A girl
wa« unconscious at the hospital
here at noon Friday, two other per
sons were injured critically, and
another Injured less seriously as
the result of an automobile acci
dent here Thursday nlRht.
Lois Haley, 20, of Rio Grande
City was unconscious with serious
injuries including a fractured skull
P. A. Thurman. 24. of Rio
Grande City, received four broken
vertabrae and was considered in a
critical condition.
G. M. Campbell, 24. of Rio Gran
de City, suffered two broken legs
and a skull fracture. He regained
consciousness 11 hours after the
accident.
Miss Dorothy Stone. 19. also of
Rio Grande City, received severe
cuts and bruises about her face and
body.
Details of the accident were not
revealed.
" .... ■
TRADE SHOWS
DEFINITE GAIN
Soundest Revival Since *32
Is Reported By Dun
And Bradstreet
NEW YORK, March 15. -Jh—Dun
At Bradstreet in its weekly trade
review declared Friday the present
business upturn represents the
soundest revival since the depres
sion low of 1932.
“Neither the vagaries of Marcl
weather in all of its preverse mani
festations nor the continued uncer
tainty of the course of national leg
islation have been sufficiently po
tent to swerve the movement of
general business, by any wide degree,
from its definitely-charted course,”
declared the review.
"The recession which appeared in
some divisions during the last three
weeks seems to have been checked,
as a fuller realization has been
reached that the present upturn rep
resents the soundest revival that his
occurred since the Nadir was
touched In 1932.
"With natural forces vigilantly
directed by men whose experience
has weathered stress and storm
periods of many economic readjust
ments, the spread between buoyant
sentiment and tangible results is
being narrowed constantly, and
proofs are muliplying that the
gloomy view’s held in some quar
ters have not been wholly warrant
ed, in the light of current reassur
ing developments.
“After a slow start, a less inter
rupted expansion during the next
six months appears In prospect for
the distributive branches”
The review showed an expansion
In motor production had not been
checked and said the output of farm
equipment is at the best pace in
years.
Body Is Recovered
WEATHERFORD. March 0*
—The body of J. A. Davidson. 77.
was found late Thursday in a stream
four miles northwest of Weather
ford. Tt was believed he had stonped
to drink from the stream and had
fallen in accidentally. Coroner W
R Hawkins returned a verdict of
accidental death.
Princess of Sweden Engaged
To Crown Prince of Denmark
STOCKHOLM, Sweden. March
15.—(jpt— The "love match'• en
gagement of Pr.ncess Ingrid, sec
ond daughter of Crown Prince
Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, and
Crown Prince Frederl: of Den
mark and Iceland, was officially
announced Friday.
The date for the wedding was
not immediately announced.
Prince Frederik arrived from
Copenhagen Thursday.
Although rumors were wide
spread that his engagement was
imminent, court circles refused
to confirm the reports "until the
proper moment." even requesting
Swedish newspapers not to drop
any hint of the romantic tidings.
Outstanding in her charm and
beauty in a family noted for
many beautiful princesses, the
golden haired Ingnd is 24 years
old.
i She Inherits from her grand
father, King Gustav, a keen love
of sports. Brought up with four
brothers, she always has been
fond of tennis, motoring, dancing
and riding.
Frederik, at 36. is tall and hand
some. He is great-nephew of the
late Queen Alexandra and a sec
ond cous;n of the Prince of
Wales.
. The crown prince had been en
gaged in 1922 to Princess Olga of
Greece, a sister of the Duchess of
Kent, but the match was broken
off after six months.
Shortly before the announce
ment. Prince Frederik and his
mother. Queen Alexandrine of
Denmark, went to the palace in
automobiles accompanied by Prin
cess Ingrid and other members
of tha Sweedish royal family.
__I
Huey Is Piker and Bankers’ Tool,
Man Who Offers to Whip Him Says
.. ...... .
Cowboy Congressman Offers Plan to Go Ahead And Print
Enough Money to Make Everybody Rich
WASHINGTON. March 15—'<P>—
A challenge to 'stop being a pJcer
and a tool of international bank
ers" and instead “get behind a
real share - the - wealth program”
was flung at Senator Huey Long
Friday by Rep. Gassaway iD
Okla).
The man from the southwest
had a twinkle in his eyes and a
smile on his face which hinted
that maybe he wasn’t completely
serious after all. But he envision
ed a nation-wide chain of Gas
saway plan club6” that would
•back reactionary Huey into his
rightful hole” and expound the
Gassawav philosophy.
“If Huey is right that the gov
ernment should Just go ahead and
print enough money for every
body, why stop at a lousy $5,000?"
he asked.
"I don t have any use for that
kind of cattle. Why, Huey would
hammer the common folks down
to $5 000 a year and let the Wall
street folks have an Income of
$1000.001.”
dli :fting his booted feet so that
the high heels clicked on the
tiled floor. Gassaway remarked:
"Long s theory is rotten. If ne
won't accept my plan to give the
head of every family a $10,000-a
year income and limit any man s
income to $100,000, then it just
shows that he is a tool of Rocke
feller, Morgan, Mellon and the
rest of them.
“Where's his money coming
from, anyhow? Why does he want
to let some folks make as much
as $6. 00,000? Because he thinks
he'll be In that income class some
day?
He's got more than this lousy
15,000 he proposes to let the com
mon folks make. If he didn’t have,
he couldn’t have a standing army
following him around all the time.
“Just between us fellows. I
haven't got a bodyguard, and Id
like to get a chance to whip hell
out of Huey. But I haven't had
a challenge from him yet.”
He added that as soon as he
could arrange for radio time he 1
would outline in detail the "Gas
sawav plan” and suggest the org- >
anization of clubs that will do !
some real good for the sweated
worker.”
RANGERS START
LIQUOR RAIDS
State Men to Act Where
Local Copt Refute,
Nesbitt Sayt
AUSTIN. March 15. (AV-Texts
rangers acting In line with Governor
James V. Allred's frequent pro
nouncement for law enforcement,
early Friday raided a downtown
night club.
Adjutant General Carl Nesbitt
said the raid was conducted, not on
a specific order from the governor
but to cary out his general program
of enforcing the law.
Nesbitt said the raid was the first
instituted by rangers since "we ser
ved notice on all local officers if
they didn't enforce laws we would.
Travis County Sheriff Lee O. Al
len cooperated in the raid.
He said about five cases of assort
ed liquors, and some gambling para
phernalia were seized. How many
were arrested was not announced,
but Allen said charges of possessing
liquor for sale would be filed Fri
day,
While rangers and deputy sher
iffs raided the night club's bar and
gambling room, in different parts
of the building, celebrants over
flowing the dance floor were unin
terrupted.
AMERICANS AIDING
SOVIET SPIES, SAY
FRENCH OFFICIALS
PARIS. March 15. (>P>—Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Gordon Switz. of East
Orange. N. J., and New York, were
indicted with 30 other persons Fri
day as members of an alleged soviet
spy ring.
Magistrate Michel Benon. the ex
aminer, sent the cases to the correc
tional court for trial, expected to
begin early in April.
Induced in the indictments were
those of 10 persons who are fugi
tives.
The prosecution is expected to or
der a secret trial for Mr and Mrs.
Switz who have been held in prison
for 15 months of questioning.
They and their alleged accom
plices will probably take the case be
fore the 13th tribunal of the crim
inal court.
Wire Flashes
MECCA. Kingdom of ftaudi
Arabia.—Three men. said to be
from Yemen, were shot and killed
Friday while attempting, authori
ties said, to assassinate King Ibn
Sand.
Police said the men. armed with
daggers, attempted to stab the
king but his bodyguards shot them
down before they could reach the
monarch.
Boy Admits Kidnap
Story Was Faked
WILMINGTON. Del.. March 15
Ah— Public Safety Superintendent
George Black Friday said that
Chester Hyde, bound and gagged
here after being reported kidnap
ed. has admitted the abduction story
he told was a “fake ”
“The boy has admitted It was a
fake.” Black stated, “he said he
had been ••• writing letters to his
stepfather asking for money.”
MAJOR OCKER VISITS
Major William C. Ocker. well
known air ace from Brooks Field.
San Antonio, arrived at the Browns
ville Pan American airport shortly
before noon Friday. He flew an
army plane here, being accompan
ied by two enlisted men The flight
is one of routine duty, Major Ocker
•aid.
Willacy’s Cotton !
Sign-Up Extended
(Special to rhe Herald)
RAYMOMDVJLLE, March 1S
Monday, March 18 has been set as
ihe closing day of the sign-up per
iod for farmers wishing to sign cot
ton acreage reduction contracts foi
1935, according to County Agent
Ralph W Hutchins. Saturday of tnia
week originally was named as the
linal day.
Farmers wishing to sign will find
their community committees for
precinct 1 at Lasara, for precinct 3
at San Perlita, lor precinct 3 at Ly
ford, and for precinct 4 at Sebas
tian.
HUNDREDS HELD
IN DOPE DRIVE
Treasury Unleashes Scores
Of Federal Sleuths To
Run Down Peddlers
WASHINGTON. March 15. .4V
A total of 1.219 arrests b> noon
Friday was reported by treasury
law enforcement agencies as a
result of a coast-to-coast drive
against law violators.

WASHINGTON. March 15. UP>—
Thousands of law enforcement
agents Friday were unleashed by
Secretary Morgenthau in a nation
wide drive seeking to* stamp out
every type of law violation within
tke treasury's Jurisdiction.
Big forces of the Coast Guard, cus
toms service, secret service, nar
cotics bureau, the alcohol tax unit
and the internal revenue bureau's
intelligence unit were directed
against liquor and dope smugglers
counterfeiters and others who
sought to evade treasury laws and
regulations.
Secretary Morgenthau made
known the scope of the mass oper
ation from coast to coast after the
drive first was revealed through the
arrest of narcotics smugglers in the
national capital.
Quickly, reports of the results of
raids sifted into the capital. Local
ly. narcotics agents arrested 12 per
(Continued on Page Six)
France Strengthens
Man Power in Armv
PARIS. March 15 — J—Premier
Pierre-Etienne Flandm told parlia
ment Friday that because of Ger
many’s "vast rearmament" in vio
lation of the Versailles treaty and
her superior forces, the French gov
ernment is doubling the term of
armv conscript service to two years
The small number of conscripts
available in the "war baby” classes
now being called to the colors, he
said, requires the lengthening of
the service term as well as lower
ing the age of conscripts from 21
to 20 years, which the government
proposes In a bill Introduced in the
chamber of deputies.
BIDS OPENED
ON PORT JOB
Sherman Machine and Iron
Works In Line to Get
Contract
The Sherman Machine Si Iron
Works of Oklahoma City, and the
Mosier Steel Co., of Houston were
low bidders on approximately $30,
U00 worth of work on facilities at
the Brownsville port turning basin.
Bids were opened here Thur: ay
afternoon, and officials of the
Brownsville Navigation district and
others expressed the belief that the
low bidders would be awarded the
contracts, since their bids were con
siderably under th<e next lowest.
The Sherman .Machine <5: Iron
Works, which is now completing a
$121,000 contract with the naviga
tion district in laying water mains
to the turning basin, bid $21,86173
on the first section oi the work
This includes a concrete surface
reservoir with 200.000 gallons capa
city. aater pipe and connections to
various parts of the turning basin,
meters, valves, fire hydrants, pump
house, fire pump, tank pump, steam,
er connection, and other valves and
connections, to equip the terminal.
Other bids on this work were: Tcx
(Continued on Page 8lx)
TERMS SUSPENDED
FOR 3 DEFENDANTS
IN BURGLARY JOBS
Jesus Montes of San Benito went
on trial in criminal district court |
Fridav morning on a charge of re
ceiving and concealing stolen prop
erty in connection with burglary of
W. D. Cleveland * Sons store in
San Benito. Montes entered a p>a
of not guilty and was being tried
before a Jury
Two men received suspended sen
tences Friday morning on pleas of
guilty and a third received a sus.
pended sentence from a Jury
Thursday night.
Jose Aguilar of San Benito, who
pleaded guilty to one charge of
burglarizing the Cleveland store,
was given a four year suspended
sentence Rogerio Garcia, who was
Jointly charged with Aguilar, was
found to be a minor and will not
go or trial until March 29. It was
indicated.
Zefenno Cantu of San Benito
pleaded guilty to burglarizing the
Flemming store at San Benito and
was given a four year suspended
sentence.
Thursday was devoted to the
trial of Americo Leal of Mercedes
who was charged with urging
Aguilar and others to burglarize
the Cleveland store. A Jury found
him guilty and gave him a four
year suspended sentence.
‘Pirate Gold’ Will Show For
Second Time Friday Night
“Pirate Gold," the Kiwanis min
strel for the benefit oi under
privileged children of Browns
ville. will be presented for the
second time Friday night at the
Junior college auditorium.
The production, directed by Jack
W. Bailey of Chicago, is based on
the rythm voyage cf a pirate ship,
and the discovery is made afi#r
the ship has put to sea that a large
groun of stoveways. including
dancing girls and debutantes, and
negro steavaoors, are on board.
Scenery and costumes for the
pirate band were furnished by a
Chicago production house, and the
production has been termed one
oC the most most lavish amateur
entertainments ever offered m
Brownsville. Heading the cast are
a group of Kiwanis club mem
bers who have become favorites
In minstrel parts ol past produc
tions They are assisted by a large
cast making up the pirate crew,
and the stoveways are represen
tatives of the best dancing school
talent of Brownsville and Har
lingen.
Special skita, playlets and song
numbers have been worked Into
the two-hour entertainment.
A large crowd attended the first
night's performance Thursday
night, and a packed house is ex
pected to attend the second par
iormaaot Friday nighfc
WORLD FLIER
BEGINS TRIP
TO SPAN U. S.
Post Denies He Wifi
Attempt New Mark
But Wants to Make
Good Time
LOS ANOELFJ3. March 15 —
Wiley Post, noted ‘round the wtrld
flier, took off from Onion Air termi
nal at Burbank Friday on hla seuisod
attempt to span the continent in
eighth hours or less in a 2,44' Bill©
flight through the sttotospbere to
New York City
Usual quiet manner, the Okla
homa pilot waved ao Ion 4” Us t
group of sleepy-eyed well-* is hen- aft
the field and roared awry in tm
globe girdling plane, the "Winifee
Mae.
Post’s first cross-country sIimb
sphere dash several weeks ago Ad*
*-d abruptly when he set his OW
troubled ship down on the Ml java
desert less than an hour away from
Los Angeles.
Expect* to Hit High Spt4
He expected to travel tluough tba
less restricted regions of iht upper
air at a speed of around 350 milea
an hour “or more —something like
sue miles a minute.
Post dropped the “Winnie Macs'*
detachable landing gear as the ship
left the ground, and will land on the
plane's belly. When he reached
Floyd Bennett Field in New Y ork
City.
Post's takeoff nad previously been
canceled because he said, of un
favorable local weather con% tiona.
Toward dawn, however, log from
the Pacific ocean rolled off the
terminal and reports non* other
points along the route were billeved
satisfactory A tall wind -sorietUaC
the pilot has been waiting for—will
speed his trip.
Post leisurely donned his 16 po hd
"stratosphere suit,” specially desljn
ed for the trip, and climbed Jit©
the Winnie Mae."
His takeoff was without mi tap
and the landing gear was dropped
midway down the runway. The p.ana
will have less air resistance with the
gear off.
To Fly High
The flier headed d .t eaat. pCiVt
ing the blue nose of his ship abrupt
ly upward to gain as quickly ag
invisible the altitude he expect. »
keep throughout his trip. He will
fly between 32,500 feet and 4u.000
feet . _
He repeatedly stressed the totnt
that his flight is not primarily a
speed dash Rather, he said, it wag
planned to demonstrate the feasibil
ity of passenger air travel at faster
speed through the upper regions of
the sky. , _
Col. Roscoe Tamer hold* the
transcontinental » >eed record a- It
hours 2 minutes, set in Sepienber,
1934
The -Winnie Mae." sturdy p**a -n
in which the ore-eyed Oklahoma an
ha* twice flown around the wreKI
in record breaking time, has also
had previous experience in altl udo
flights before Fridays takeoff.
Post, after hi.* dfcappointing set
down on the ueaert of his first
cro^fi country stratosphere auetnpt,
charged that ".someone" has paced
a foreign substance—steel fUinjf* or
emerv dust—in the engine of hia
plane. While he never elaborated on
this assertion. United States -aero
nautical officials here were sa d to
have started an u'irrigation.
U. S. Ambassador To
Visit Brownsville
Hal Sevier. XT. S ambasiukkr to
Chile, wa* once more delayed h> hi*
trip to that nation, scheduled Tor
Friday. He has made a reservation
on the southbound Pan Amo-tcaa
plane for Monday. He had planned
to leave last w«*. k but illneaa kepi
him in San Antonio.
TONIGHTS MOVIES
OVER THE VALLEY
Brownsville: The Caplt#—SHwanl O.
Rob t nr on in "The Whole Town • ~al»«
m ■» The Quern--Buck Jone* in «•••
•rt Vengeance ” . .
Ban Benito: The R. volt—Fred A auw,
Oinger Roger* and Iren* Dunn#. *■“
** Hnh«.rta
Harlingen: The Arcadia—Clark Oabla
and Constance B»nneU In "After or*
dee Hours." Th' R.itto—Buck Jon*i
in "Rocky Rhodn"
La Ferla: The Bijou-Karen U« •»
in ‘Our Dally Bread.” ,Llt MMU
R»ymr**'d*llle: 11»* lUmon—tlttjiw
Roger* anu F-eucl* Ledrrer in KO*
mnnce in Mann*» *.a" ”
Donna: The PU**-F'-nchot Too#
and Madeline Carroll in Th*
Moves On.*' _
San Juan: The San Juan GlaiUlStlS
Colbert in "The Olided Lady.”
Merced nt* The Capitol-Iren* Duma
Fred Aatiar* and Olng*r Rog*ra -A
"Roberta ” _ .
Weslaco: The Rlta-Clark Oabl • and
Constance Bennett in "After Office
Hour* " _ .
McAllen: The Palace- Bhirl*« Tem
ple and Lionel Barrymore in ' Th- “J*
tla Colonel.” the Quee*»— BUI Codf
in "Frontier D»y»“ _
Mission The Mission—Jac* H«lber*
in "Jack Ahoy "
The Dittmann Za*u Pitt* and K|
Ltt "TIMM JHl| MUAF-SB'd*

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