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THE WEATHER —a-*-— (By C ■. Wmtbcr B area a) Daily • • • • .»;• • • • • 8,062 d.fSS’Sf'"**'■ 8un" Sunday 10,504 ffMNi 0Qb)Mt to thffli by in? t4> - - - "forty-third YEAR—No. 220 «• »•»» «■*-»» a a. **■*• BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 1935 TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES TODAY* * h A COPT Greater Paid Circulation Than Combined Total of All Other Dailies Within 140 Miles QnOufi VALLEY i ^ By RALPH L. Bl ELL A PEW WEEKS AGO WE TOLD In the columns of the Herald of the Lincoln National Life Insur ance company's refusal to make a live year lease on an Elizabeth street comer. Today we tell you of Arthur Sey bolt of Oneonta, New York, owner of a considerable amount of Brownsville business property, who also has refused an attractive five year lease on another Elisabeth street comer. “Nothing stirring,'’ says Mr. Sey bolt. “Things are picking up in Browns ville, my property is going to be worth s whole lot more money in just a little while, I can wait.” And rummaging around we find that a nationally known five and ten is making overtures for a Brownsville lease; That a ladies-ready-to-wear is about to get on the dotted line; That chain drug concern is courting a Brownsville location; All of which makes us wonder •gain if local folks are going to sit by and let somebody from the out side mine all the diamonds in their own back yards! Such things have been done, you know. • • • AND BANKS MILLER. OON vinced that drought areas are not going to be able to make a com crop again this year— Is also convinced that right now is a good time for Valley farmers to plant com. Has an interest in some 2.400 Jins himself— And is preparing to install drying equipment— Using the Valley’s deep water ports to make shipment* to the Pacific coast as well as other places. There might be a money making tip right here. • • • NOW PLEASE DONT ANYONE come along and say that we are conspiring to drive down the com market! • • • INTERESTING DOCUMENT was tiiat shown to us Saturday. morning by W. P. Sylvester of Brownsville, being a patent to 40 acres of land in Wisconsin granted his grandfather on November 1, 1849 The patent is signed in the name of Zachary Taylor, president, by Thos. Ewing. Jr, secretary. Printed on parchment, the grant and its terms of transfer are plain ly legible, and what a space of time has elapsed and what things have happened since it was signed! a * m “VALLEY NEWSPAPERMEN who think they are good” Is the way Paul Ord starts out a paragraph in the Mission Enterprise. Listen Paul, all Valley newspaper men are "good” and some are even mo better— Referring, we are, as we presume you were, to ability, not to morals— Although we have heard It rumor ad that there are some who are “good both ways. • • • WITH A $150000 WATER PLANT of which to boast, the Port of Brownsville is going to be regular city within Itself. Total cost of terminal facilities at the port will run around $600,000, which is a fairish amount of money, in case you ponder the matter • bit But by spending this terrific amount of money, the Port of Brownsville will be able to offer every conceivable convenience and necessity to ships and companies using the harbor, and that ability bring the business OF COURSE. JUST AS SOON as you come home from church this noon— You are going to bundle th« family into the limousine. And take off for Port Isabel and the St. Patrick’s Day celebration there. Incidentally it will be a good tune to Inspect harbor developments, and all that sort of thing. Wife Slaying Trial Placed Before Jury , BRECKENRIDGE. March 16. (JPh~ The case of R. J. Hudspeth, charged with slaying his wife, went to the jury late Saturday. District Attorney Ben Dean, charging that Hudspeth shot his wife in the back of the head, asked the death penalty, while the defense con tended that Mrs. Hudspeth oommit led suicide because of ill health. Differential Conference Scheduled for Monday RAIL CHIEFS PROiSE RATE CASEHEARING MoPac And Southern Pacific Officials To Meet In Valley With Committee Officials of the Southern Pacific System and the Missouri Pacific Lines will arrive in the Valley Mon day morning, and will enter-a con ference at Harlingen at 10 a. m. Monday with the Valley Differen tial committee on the question of removing the differential. This announcement was made Saturday by R. Roy Ruff, chair man of the Valley differential committee, following receipt of tele grams from railroad officials, and confirmation of the date. The Missouri Pacific delegation will be headed by C. E. Perkins, vice president and chief traffic officer from St. Louis. The Southern Pa cific delegation wiQ be headed by J. P. Saunders of California, vice president and in charge of freight on the entire S. P. system. It is understood other officials will Include the Texas heads of the two systems, from Houston. The conference has been under discussion for several weeks, since the Valley delegation went to Wash ington and appeared before the I. C. C. asking removal of the differen tial. A hearing by an I. C C. Ex (Continued on Page Six) RECORD CITRUS CROP FORESEEN Estimates Increased By 1,000 Carloads In March Report The Lower Rio Grande Valley's 1934-35 citrus crop, of which almost 8.000 carloads have been harvested, will total approximately 9160 car. loads, or a new all-time record for the Valley, the March 14 report of the U S Department of Agricul ture. Just received here, states. This report increases the esti mate almost 1.000 carloads over the February estimate. It forecasts grapefruit at 2.720.000 as against a forecast of 2.460.000 boxes in February, and raises the estimate on the orange crop from 535.000 to 585.000. The total is 3.315.000 boxes, or approximately 9160 carloads. Up to Sunday a total of 6885 carloads of Valley fruit had been moved by both rail and truck, and (Continued on Page Six) F.D.R. AND ALLRED JOIN ORGANIZATION OF NAVY MOTHERS (8peclal to The Herald) HARLINGEN March 16— Hon orary memberships In the Navy Mothers of America have been ac knowledged both by President Roosevelt and Oov. James V. All red. according to Mrs. Katie I* Haley of Harlingen, national adju tant. Honorary memberships recently were voted to both and letters sent advising them of the fact. Stephen Early, assistant secretary to the pres ident. wrote: 'The President has received your letter of February 28 and sincerely appreciates the friend ’mcas which has prompted the Navy Mothers Clubs of America to pledge him their support. He hopes you will express to the members of this or ganisation his thanks for this evi dence of good will. “By the president’s direction. I am referring your letter to the Secre tary of the Navy as I know that he. too. will be interested in the work you are doing." Governor Allred expessed his thanks and Interest, referring to his service in the Navy. He said that he would be unable to address the na tional convention in San Antonio in June. Queen Of Denmark Undersroe* Operation STOCKHOLM. Swiwien. March 16.—(X*)— The condition of Queen Alexandrine of Denmark, who was ooerated upon here Saturday morn ing. was reported “extremely satis factory” this evening. Alexandrine, who came to Stock holm for the announcement of the engagement of her son. Crown Prince Frederik. to Princess Ingrid of Sweden, was taken suddenly ill in the early hours of the morning and hurried to a hospital for an emergency operation. The nature of her illness was not disclosed. LADY GODIVA AND * * * * * HER PONY COULD ***** P A S S BY UNSEEN KANSAS CITY, March 1«.—(JP) —Here, according to a Great Bend. Kas., correspondent of the Kansas City 8tar, is how Satur. day’s dust storm behaved there: "Worst dust storm in years raging. Visibility absolutely zero. Uncorked Jug placed on sidewalk two hours found to be half filled with dust. Picture wires giving way due to excessive weight of dust on frames. Irreparable loss in portraits anticipated. Lady Go diva could ride through the streets without ever the horse seeing her.” 3 ARE SHOT AT HARLINGEN Man Killed, and Woman And Husband Wounded In Gunplay (Soeclal to The Herald) HARLINOEN, March 16. —Gun play cost the life of Guadalupe Longoria, probably the life of Ma tilde Longoria, and the painful wounding of Mrs Matilde Longoria in shooting affairs late Saturday afternoon at Harlingen and at the Harlingen river pump. Nine slugs from a 45 automatic were fired into the body of Matil de Longoria, employe of the Har. llngen pump station, and his wife was shot in the side by two men be lieved to have been motivated by revenge. Longoria, who has little chance of recovery, told officers that he and his wife were shot by a man said to be from across the river after an argument in which the man accused Longoria of informing officers as to his activities. The shooting took place at Longoria’s home. The wounded man was rushed to San Benito where he was given emergency treatment by Dr. W. O. Brown and he later was trans ferred to the Valley Baptist hos pital. Longoria named the assassin to officers, but was unable to identify a second man who was with lilm. The upper portion of Longoria’s body was riddled with the pistol slugs, and attending physicians said he had little chance (Continued on Page Six) Relief Reduced To Special Cases Only With the State of Texas more than one-half million dollars short on current needs for relief purposes Adam R. Johnson, relief director at Austin, has advised all administra tors over the state to "do the best you can with what you’ve got and don’t send delegations to Austin." The Cameron county relief board, anticipating the situation, was forced to make drastic reduction in the entire program, but feels it will be able to carry on by the aid of the vrplus commodities so that special cases covering the aged and infirm will not suffer undue dis tress. Hammer Slaying Of Bride Case Begins AMARILLO. March 16. —(/Pi Testimony is scheduled to begin Monday morning in the murder case of George S. Hamlin, on trial for the hammer slaying of his bride here January 4. District Attorney Grady Hable wood said the state would use about 20 witnesses in an effort to send the 46-year-old pensioned Oakland California, fireman to the electric chair. E. T. (Dusty) Miller, defense counsel, indicated Hamlin would not be placed on the stand in view of defense plans to plead insanity. SIX SHIPPERS FACING LOSS OF LICENSES AAA Issues Orders For Valley Firms To Show Cause Or Action Threatened WASHINGTON, March 16. (AV Tlie AAA Saturday issued orders to show cause why licenses should not be suspended or revoked to seven shippers of Texas citrus fruit. The firms named were: Davis Fruit company of Pharr: the Donna Fruit company of Edinburg: Blue Bonnet Packers of Edinburg; Arnold Orowers of McAllen and Pharr; F. J. Duncan of Mission; the Royal Fruit company of Pharr; and the San Juan Fruit Truckers' Loading Sta tion of San Juan. , The orders all alleged shipment of unclassified fruit, shipment of grape fruit without applying for, or receiv ing allotments, and failure to pay assessments for maintenance of the control committee. The firms were directed to file an answer to the charges on or before March 26. INJUNCTION PETITION TAKEN UNDER ADVISEMENT LAREDO. March 16. ypy— Judge T. I M. Kenr.erly took under advisement the petition of the Agricultural Ad (Continued on Page Six) RELIEF GIVEN ANOTHER YEAR — Solon*’ Delay In Social Securities Prolongs ‘Dole’ System WASHINGTON. March 16 Upv— Responding to President Roosevelt’s request, the senate Saturday voted to continue the federal relief ad ministration another year but de ferred action on a proposal to extend the PWA two additional years until Monday. This shift in presidential plans attached as an amendment to the $4,880 000 000 work relief bill, stirred (Continued on Page Six) — VICTORIA HIGHWAY BRIDGES WORK IS ORDERED BY MAYOR Mayor R. Munguia C. of Mata moros has ordered the purchase of iumber necessary for construction of bridges on the stretch of Vic to. ria-Matamoros highway between the border city and the Arroyo del Tigre. Although it Is a state highway which may become a part of the national highway system of Mexico after it is paved. Mayor Munguia C. has taken the lead in providing that stretch of road with the ne cessary bridges. Work on the construction and repair of old bridges along that stretch will get under way Monday. Brownsville Man Is Injured In Wreck (8pecl*l to The Herald) SAN BENITO. March 16. — Otis Holman Smith, driver of the Valley Film company truck, was severely cut and bruised near here after midnight Saturday when his truck was in collision with one driven by Virgil Hack. Police said Smith's truck hit Hack's from behind. Smith, who lives at Brownsville, was given emergency treatment by a San Be nito physician. Contract for Largest Cash Oil Land Lease Is Closed ' Contract for one of the largest cash deals in leasing of land In the Samfordyce oil field, mark* ing entry of another major oil ocmpany Into the picture, was closed here Friday afternoon, ac cording to announcement Satur day. The lease involved 110 acres of land In pore ion es 38 and 100, be tween the Sea bury. George 8c Taylor lands and the Garcia Land and Cattle Co., land In porcion 100. where the Van ** *s well was drilled The land was leased by the Phil lips Petroleum company of Bar tlesville. Oklahoma; and the Bamsdall Oil company of Tulsa. Oklahoma, acting Jointly. It marks the entrance of the Bamsdall Oil company Into the field, Phillips having already started operations on other tracts. The land was leased from the Ytuma Land and Livestock com pany and the Yturria Brothers LAnd & Cattle Co.. both of Brownsville. Joint owners of the tract. Amount involved was $22,000 in cash, and $22,000 in olL The lessees will not drill im mediately. waiting for a time to watch progress of the field to ward this tract of land. The near est well to the tract is the Skelley No. 1. Seabury et al., now being completed, which is 2000 feet southeast of the land leased. The Yturria lands leased by these major companies lies in Starr county, considerably north and west of the proved Fordvce field, but in the general direction of the development. Contract for lease on the tract was filed for record Friday. REDHEAD RIDGE BOWS TO PROGRESS_ Dynamite, dragline dredges, tod hydraulic dredges are rapidly bring ing to a close the long history of Redhead Ridge a« a hunter's para dise. The lakes west of the famed ridge, which attracted the ducks, are being drained to make way for the dredging of the Brownsville ship channel. These photographs, taken by Capt. A. L. Lane of the U. 8. Army engineers, show the beginning of the end. Top photo shows the hole which was blasted through the ridge (since dredged down to water level); center photo shows the actual blast, with the dragline on the right; and bottom photo shows a hunter standing on the ridge in i he "good old days" waiting for a flight of redheads. The Dredge Or leans will reach the ridge in about iha* weeks, and dredge through it. WILLACY ONION OUTLOOK GOOD Seaton Opening Near With Yields Good and Price Holding Well (Special to The Herald) RAYMONDVILLE. March 16.— King Onion is always certain of a real celebration in Willacy county, but this years Onion Fiesta, to be held Apfril 12. has every reason to be the most ambitious ever attempt ed here. Onions are selling in the field at this early date at prices ranging from $40 per acre upward, and crop prospects are the best in several seasons. All indications are that Wil lacy county farmers will collect rel atively high prices for a bumper crop this sea?on. Large acreages have been planted, the crops are de veloping well and prices are hold ing up better than usual. With this optimistic outlook. Wil lacy county citizens are planning to give King Onion a royal celebration beginning with a street parade here Friday. April 12. The crowning of Queen Noino VII will be the feature event of the cele < Continued on Page Six) $134 Is Raised For Charity Home Here Approximately $134 was raised for the Brownsville Charity Home Saturday when women of the city conducted a "Tag Day" for the benefit of the local institution, ac cording to figures supplied by Mrs. D. P. Gay. Jr., in charge of the funds campaign. Of the total amount. $28 93 was turned in by Mrs. William P. Mc_ Donald, who won the prize offered by Mrs. Gay for the person turning in the greatest amount. Mrs. G#5rge Dashiell turned in the second greatest sum. approximately $20. Of the 750 shamrocks, uaed as tags, with which the day was started, the entire allotment was sold by 10 a. m.. and about 1500 green tags were sold in addition to the criglnal supply of shamrocks. The money raised will be used to meet pressing financial needs of the Charity Home, Mrs. Oay stated. Capacity Of Canning Plant Is Increased (Special to The Herald» SAN BENITO. March 16—Daily capacity of the Schmidt Canning •actory 1* being increased from two and a half carloads to three with the addition of more machinery so that 90 tons of fresh tomatoes can oe processed every 24 hours. Pour retorts have been added making a total of 10. An electric conveyer and new type sealing ma chines with indlvidaul electric drlvs are among the new equipment. RAYHAlLTON ELUDES POSSE Auto Thief Believed To Be Southwest's Slippery Desperado GAINESVILLE. March 16. WV An automobile thief believed to be the outlaw Raymond Hamilton, who abandoned a car. stolen in Ard (Continued on .Page Six* FIVE KILLED IN ACCIDENTS 25 Other* Hurt a* Auto* Lead in Mishap* Over Valley (Special to The Herald) EDINBURG. March 16 -The Val ley's automobile accident totals for the past 20 days were Increased to five deaths and 25 Injuries early Saturday morning when Miss Lois Haley. 20, died in the City-County hospital from injuries received in a crash recently on the north Tenth Street road from McAllen and the Edinburg-Mission highway. She resided at Rio Grande City. Another fatality was recorded here Friday night when J. E. Hulme. about 80. died almost Instantly when hit by a car allegedly driven by John Hopper of Edinburg. Aged Man Struck Down The accident occurred about 8:80 p. m. when the aged man was crosa (Continued on Page Six) Crowds Expected to Gather At Port Isabel Celebration PORT ISABEL March 16.— Everything is set lor the big day at Port Isabel and for another real St. Patrick's Day celebration, the committee in charge declared late Saturday night. Two bands wlllb e on hand throughout the day to lend cheer to the occasion, several speaker* of note will deliver addressee, and a general good time is prom ised. The day's activities will start shortly before noon, when a real Port Isabel fish dinner will be served by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Catholic church, all pro ceeds from which will go to the church. Then at 145 p. m. will come a concert by the 25 piece 12th Cavalry band from Port Brown, after which the speaking of the day will begin. Addresses will be delivered by A. L Brook* of Harlingen; Judge Oscar C Dancy. George White and 8. K Hallam of Brownsville. Judge J. Q. Louthan of San Ben ito had been scheduled to deliver one of the main addresses, but was forced to decline at the last min ute on account of Illness Mayors R. B. Rentfro. Brownsville. E. L. Bannore, San Benito and Sam Botts, Harlingen, will be Intro duced to the crowd by Mayor Scanlan of Port Isabel, wing the addresses and introductions the 12th Cavalry band will give another concert, after which the San Benito Muni cipal band will play several selec tions and continue throughout the evening. Street attractions will be in place and other forms of amuse ment available for visitors. 8. I. Jackson, chairman of the commit tee In charge of arrangement* et* ted. SUPREMACY IN ARMEDTROOPS HTTLERDREAM Europe Pictured A* Two Armed Camp# At It Wat Be fora War Declared (By The AssortkTin! Prt*s) Intense excitement flipped Euro pean capitals Saturday as the Gar in an government, suddenly skwgB lng off the military provisions of the Versailles Treaty, decreed com pulsory military service In the relch. The action, following soon after Gen Hermann WUhaon Ooartng's announcement that Germany haa an “official' military air tarot, was taken In many quarter* to be the retch's direct answer to the French adoption at two year compulsory service and the recent British white paper criticising German rsannn ment Prance ordered its diplomat*] representatives In all countries which signed the Versailles maty to consult other signatories on Ger many's action. In Paris the new* from Berlin recalled the events which preceded the outbreak at the World War. Telephone wires between London. Paris end Rome, prime movers m sn attempt to weld European na tions into an inclusive security agreement that might lessen the danger of war. were kept hot as statesmen of the three nations con sulted. BERLIN— Denouncing Germany* neighbors for rearming in asserted violation of the Versailles treaty, Adolf Hitler cited the French action In doubling the term of army can service ss the last rtrmv to the German cabinet* decree which. It was estimated, will approximately quadruple the retch* regular army. PARIS — Prance, aaeertine the German action had wrecked the proposed elaborate set-up of anti war end mutual anal stance pact* pictured Europe again m two arm ed camps, each struggling for the balance of power. Just as waa the case before the World War. LONDON — An official British spokesman said Germany not only has done away with the Vena ill— treaty, but has openlv announced Germany's intention of making hag military power supreme in Europe. VIENNA—While AUWO-OOTMi relations are none too cordial. Aun* trie was described as sympathetic with Germany in that her action was considered payment In the same coin far Britain's and Franca* repeated warnings against German rearmament. GENEVA—Jksamuunent confer ence circles said Germany, book to pre-war status. Is getting ready to build up another mighty army. ROME — Well - informed Italian quarters took the German action to be in direct reply to Franca** action In increasing the period ot compulsory service. Rome was In communication with other European capitals as to what steps, if any. should be taken. MOSCOW — Soviet newspaper* insistent of late that Germany H preparing to attack Russia, lashed out at Goenng'a air announcement and mid "the danger ol war win grow with every airplane added to the German military ah’ form.* BELGRADE —Yugoslav officiate expressed fear that Austria, Hun gary and Bulgaria, whose armies also were restricted by the peaee treaty, might be tempted to taka similar measures. Bt’CHABEST. Rumania — TM foreign office commented that ths effect of the German action almm* certainly would be an alliance be tween France and Russia, with closer Franco - British oooperation and change in Poland's attitude to ward Oermany other likely result* WARSAW—Government quartets recalled the Polish warning of ts* yean sgo that the disarmament conference “would remit In re armament instead of disarm smsot^ (Cortinusd on Page Six) Brownsville: The Cap! tot—StU£*f Temple and Lionel Barrymore »® Little Colonel." The Qumo—Joe M* ner and Jack Oakle la "OoUsge *hF thm •• The DUtmann —Louiee Dresam in "Olrt of the Umber lest." Ban Benito The RlvoU—Clark Oama and Constance Bennett la "After Of fice Hours." Harlingen- The Arcadia—Fred Aatalf*. Otnger Roger* and Irene Dunne la "Roberta " The Rialto—Joe Fenner. Lanny Rosa and Jack Oakle la “CoUefS Rhythm." La Ferta: The RIJou—Jeasie Matthews and Bonnie Hale In “Bverstsen. RaymondvUie: Th* Ramon—Fhtf Muni and Bette Davis In *'B"rtl<,rtovr^ flan Juan: The flan Juan—WUI *°B* era In "The County Chairman. Mercedes: The Oapltol-Clark Oajwe and Constance Bennett ta "After V flee Hours." _ _ Wselaeo: The Klta-Xrene Duane. g? Astaire and Olnger Rsgsm in tieita “ _ . McAllen i The Falaoe-Ronald OMJ man and Loretta Young is "Ctlee m India." The Queen—Joe Fenner, ano Jack Oakle In "College Rhytttaa Mlselon The Mission varro and Bvelya Lays m "Tbd Is Toung "