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The NRA started Thursday an effort
to avert a threatened call to all
the nations soft coal miners to walk
out next Monday.
Across a conference table. Donald
Richberg. new Blue Eagle chief, and
other members of the recovery ad
ministrations governing board
sought •information from represen
tatives of the United Mine Workers
and Appalachian operators.
Contracts Expire Soon
The calling of both sides in this
controversy to the NRA board's meet
ing climaxed months, of negotiations
for new wage and hour contracts for
bituminous coal miners. With the i
negotiators deadlocked, the present
contracts are due to expire Sunday
night. The operators have been
told that John L. Lewis, president
of the mine workers, will call for a
walkout Monday if new contracts
are not signed by that time.
The coal mining conference was ,
one of many developments involving
An authoritative source said the
codes of several industries produc
ing materials and parts for automo
bile manuiacturers—and possibly
the controversial automobile code
Itself—might be modified after new
% NRA legislation is enacted.
NRA prepared to modily the lum
ber code to increase the govern
ments authority over it. Prompt
revision of the lumber agreement
was promised by Richberg Wed
nesday in response to a request by
the code authority that the code
be suspended.
Richberg Speaks
NRA also faced a request Thurs
day by textile union leader* for re
opening of the textile code because
fo dissatisfaction with decreased
production which has been ordered
The senate finance committee's
investigation of the recovery admin
istration went forward with an as
sertion by one of its members that
not more than a third of the com
mittee favors extending NRA.
Richberg again came to the de
fense of NRA in a speech Wednes
day night in New Brunswick. N. J.,
in which he denied that the Roose
velt administration had either soc
ialistic or communistic intentions
*He pleaded for a "reconstructed" as
contrasted to a “rugged" individual
ism. and pointed to NRA as a major
device in protecting the weak from
the mighty.
San Benito-Highland
Grower* to Convene
t By S' at( Correspondent I
SAN BENITO. March 28—Toma
to growers of the San Benito and
Highland communities will join in
a meeting here Thursday night to
hear an explanation and discussion
of the proposed tomato marketing
agreement for the Valley.
W. E. Chenoweth. San Benito
chairman, and Denver Hance,
Highland unit chairman, have con
solidated their meetings at the city
hall Thursday night.
Here’s cheering newt for
hips that never have a free
hand. They’ll get plenty of
play in Hanes Shorts! You
can stoop, stand, stretch, or
walk and Hanes won’t ever
balk! That’s because Hanes
Shorts don’t hug—they bang;
drape in a free, easy-flowing
line from your waist to the
hems in the legs. And get
THIS about the colors: We
guarantee they’ll keep in
place — never run out on the
If you want a shirt good
enough to go with your
ahorts, you better ask for a
Hanes. They’re elastic-knit
in soft, cool fabrics that
washing can’t make limp.
Hanes snuggles up to your
body—as spruce and clean
cut as you’d want! And look
how deep down the tail goes.
Far below your waistline . ..
it can’t roll up and bulge! See
your Hanes dealer today.
P. H. Hanes Knitting Com
pany, Winston-Salem, N. C.
35* EACH
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OTHERS. . . . 7Sc and up
Husband Slayers to Die in Chair
Mrs. <Jertru«lc I’uIim*
Tliomu* J. I/fln»«
The double execution of Mr*. Gertrude Puhse and ter *>ver
Thomas J Lehne. set for April 19 at the State Hospital for Crimi
nal Insane. Chester. III., will mark the first electrocution of a
woman in Illinois. The states supreme court has affirtned the
death sentence for the pair convicted at Edwardsville for the mur
der of Mrs Puhse's husband. Charles. Granite City steel worker,
shot to death hi bis home a year ago.
Drivers ’License And
Wastage of Gas Bills
Okehed by House
AUSTIN March 28.—t/P>— The.
senate Thursday received from the
house bills to stop the waste of
more than a billion cubic feet of
gas a day in the Panhandle and
require the licensing of all automo
bile drivers.
The anti-waste bill, designed also
to give every landowner In the field
a share of the pipe line outlet, was
passed by the house without a dis
senting vote. The vote on the driv
ers License proposal, urged as an
effective measure to reduce auto
mobiel fatalities, was 75 to 49.
Passage of the gas bill was an
other move in strengthening the
state's defenses against federal
control of oil and gas Harold L.
Ickes, secretary of the interior, had
directed considerable criticism at
Texas for failure to halt stripping
plant operations and the resultant
wastage of an enormous amount of
residue gas. Senate advocates of the
bill planned to insist on early ac
The bill would prohibit the pop
ping of any gas into the air.
Ordinary gas could be used for
light and fuel. Sour or sulphur gas
might be used for the manufacture
of carbon black. A determined ef
fort to permit carbon black manu
facture from sweet gas was unavail
The railroad commission would be
empowered to prorate gas produc
tion under whatever method it
deemed equitable. This provision
was designed to force pipe line
purchasers to buy rateably from all
producers. The commission also
would be authorized to adjust with
drawals between the sour and sweet
gas areas to prevent pollution of
the latter.
Under the drivers license bill,
cost of the license would be 15 cents
a year. Persons convicted of driving
while drunk, negligent homicide or
other major traffic offenses would
March 28. 1835. — The custom
house at Anahuac was finding it
difficult to function and maintain
the respect due to an agency of the
government. Tenorio, the Mexican
captain in charge, reported that
his funds were almost exhausted,
and that the merchants of Anahuac
declined to advance provisions be
cause they were afraid the Mexican
government would not pay for
them. In addition to the lack of
supplies, he said the fire arms were
in poor condition; much of the am
munition worthless; that there
were no small boats for use In ap
prehending smugglers and no ca
valry that could be used as couriers.
In short, the Captain had the
authority, but nothing with which
he could enforce it. There had been
some desertions from his force
under conditions indicating that
settlers had Influenced and encour
aged them.—giving protection to
the deserters. — but that was just
a suspicion. At any rate, the gar
rison was so short of supplies that
it looked as if there would shortly
be no food left, which was a con
dition not conducive to soldierly
conduct on the part of his men
If the Captain sought to make a
report to his superiors in San An
tonio, there was no certainty that
the messenger would ever reach
his destination. Mail service did not
touch Anahuac. But settlers there,
in a spirit of admiration for Cap
tain Tenorios devotion to duty
under such trying conditions,
treated him kindly. Besides, he
talked well and was a good dancer,
and when parties were held in Ana
huac. he was always invited and
made merry with the rest, adding
romance to the occasions by being
the only man present in uniform.
The eight cannon, bearing the
imprint of Louis XIV upon them,
which were left at Fort St. Louis by
the French under LaSalle In 1685.
and which were mentioned in a
story of the 13th. were said to have
now been in the possession of Tex
ans. The story' also relates that
dur.ng the Texas revolution, thesa
pieces of artillery were successively
the property of the Mexicans and
the Texans and that for two years
thereafter they lay at Goliad.
Search reveals nothing to substan
tiate the tale; it is mentioned now
in the hope that it is true.
(Bv Staff Correspondent»
SAN BENITO March 28— The
finance department of the San Ben
ito postoffice has been provided with
r.ew flooring, according to Post
master Alex M Bowie
Battleship linoleum was laid down
in this department which includes
the money order, postal savings and
whnilar divisions.
lose their licenses, st least for a
The way was cleared for confer
ence committee work on the first
of the four major money bills with
passage by the senate of the
judiciary appropriations measure.
The senate proposed the judges’
salaries be increased an average of
about 12 1-2 per cent while the
house bill provided for no salary
The senate debated provisions of
a bill to give state aid to the Texas
Centennial observance next year.
The house suggested an appropria
tion of $3,000,000. this amount be
ing boosted $50,000 by the senate
finance committee Senator Frank
Rawlings of Port Worth proposed fo
increase the total to $3,550,000. Sen
ator Weaver Moore of Houston
succeeded in having $300,000 set
aside for a permanent memorial at
the San Jacinto battlefield.
The house revenue and taxation
committee voted an unfavorable re
port on a bill to tax premiums of
Texas life insurance companies.
(By Staff Correspondent)
SAN BENITO, March 28 — Pos
sibly the most pretentious program
ever arranged in the Valley for pos
tal employes has been prepared for
the meeting at 8 o'clock Friday
night at the Stonewall Jackson ho
tel of mail service officials and em
ployes. according to Postmaster Alex
M Bowie who is to preside The
welcome will be by Harry Carroll
San Benito attorney and former
postoffice employe, and the response
by Postmaster A. C. Oyler of Edin-,
Dr. Arthur Frederick Sheldon of
Miami university will speak on
Service." and Charles Stewart, as
sistant postmaster at Brownsville,
on handlmg air mail through the
port of Brownsville. A representa
tive of the Brantff Air Lines also
will speak.
Several abort talks will be made
on service by Postmaster W. T. Bur
nett of Brownsville. Harry Merts of
.viCAiien. P. O. Drake of Donna, J.
F Rodgers of Harlingen and Ray S.
vVane of Port Lsabel.
Mrs. Lucky Job of Missouri, past
pres.vlvt.it of the Woman* Aux
iliary of the National Rural Let
ter Carriers' association, will speak
on ' Postal Annuities."
Other talks are to be made bv M
A. Wise of Mercedes, vice president
of the Valley brotherhood of United
National Association of Postoffice
clerks; C. R Martin of Mercedes,
state president of the rural letter
carriers association; J. F Cummins.
icAllcn. secretary of the Valley
Association of City Letter Carriers.”
Bam P. Nagel of San Antonio, dis
trict postal inspector, will preside
over some of the discussion groups.
Dr. Hugh Robertson. San Benito
Presbyterian, will give the invoca
Entertainment numbers will In
clude the Cantoliers. a vocal quar
tet- Miss Iantha Demaree, vocal
soloist; Mrs. Angle Taylor, pianist;
Mrs Fleming Newton, violinist and
whistler; and Bertha Berlinder of
San Antonio, singer.
Reservations for 125 had already
been received Wednesday.
Takes Naval Exams
i Bv Staff Correspondent»
HARLINGEN. March 28 —Leroy
William James Keith of 602 Beech
St.. McAllen, has been selected as
the April recruit from the Valley
for the U. S. Navy, according to V.
A Hughen. recruiting officer sta
tioned in basement of the federal
Keith will leave April IB for
Houston for final examination be
fore continuing to San Diego for
Dust Storms Are Nothing
***** *****
To Hardships of Past,
***** *****
Plains Pioneers Declare
KANSAS CITY. March 28. yJP>—
Dust-plagued residents o: the south
west may well consider the plight
of the pioneers of the plains.
No storms such as the section has
seen recently, perhaps, but they fac
ed bluards “where hundreds lost
their lives by suffocation," Indian
raids, grasshopper invasions “where
the insects were piled two to four
inches deep everywhere." disastrous
prairie fires and the menace of mad
R. M. Wright, Dodge City. Kansas,
has described the terror of those
early day storms.
"I have witnessed a change m
temperature from 74 degrees above
zero to 20 degrees below in 24 hours,
and during this time the wind w.
blowing a gale, apparently from t
lour points of the compass The sir
was so full of fine, blistering snow
and sand that one could not set
feet in advance. "* Historical bliz
zards of 1863, 1868. 1873. and 1888
were general. Hundreds have loot
their lives by suffocating in bliz
zards when the temperature was not
After coming through the great
drought of 1860 and two severe bliz
zards. the settlers found the In
dians a menace until the peace treaty
of Medicine Lodge in 1867. Before
I then, scores of settlers were killed
i by roving bands of Redskins.
But another plague soon appeared
In the summer of 1874 great
clouds of grasshoppers came flying
I out of the northwest mountain re
I gion. Historians record that the
clouds of insects were “two to three
miles in width and scores of mile
long.1' Many drifted to earth. Man
passed on. All growing crops dis
appeared. Lack of vegetables brought
much illness to human beings and
food and financial aid was sent from
many states.
Prairie fires, started by Indians oi
some wandering hunter, and whipped
by winds, spread great black scar
over the countryside.
Not a plague, but a problem, nev
ertheless. for the plcieers were the
herds of buffaloes.
In 1858 a Port Leavenworth. Kan
sas. newspaper man commented on
the proposal to establish a telegraph
line from there to Salt Lake City.
"The thing is impracticable for
four valid reasons: First the poles
will be blown down by the heavy
storma sweeping over the prairies;
second, the prairie fires will burn
them down, third, the Indians will
cut them down; fourth the buffaloes
will rub them down.™
Navy Mother* Meet
i By Staff .Correapondent)
WESLACO. March 28. — A radio
tal* on future of the Navy Mothers
club was given by W. W. Under
wood of Brownsville at a meeting of
the organization Sunday. The talk
was made over KROV. The Navy
Mothers enjoyed a varied program
at their monthly meeting here.
Chivalry was at its height from
1100 and 1400.
..—.■■■■.—^ fflHBHHB o® *>.» s
co«t» »t
The last-week rush for auto
mobile license plates In Cameron
county Is on. and plates for ap
proximately 12.000 vehicles will be
purchased within the next few of
fice days, according to figures in
the office of the assessor-collector.
There are approximately 15.000
motor vehicles in the county and
only about 3.000 plates had been
purchased up to Wednesday noon
The assessor-collector's office will
be kept open until 9:30 p. m. the
remainder of the week for the con
venience of business men and oth
ers who are occupied during the
day. Monday, the last day for
purchasing plates, the office here
will be kept open until midnight.
The plates also are being sold at
the Farmers’ State bank building
in San 3enito. the Harlingen Cham
ber of Commerce. Jack Carpenter s
Gulf Station at Rio Hondo, Chas
Bowder at Port Isabel and Tom
Phillips at Santa Rosa.
Midnight April 1 Is the last time
at which motor vehicles can bo op
erated with old license pistes, and
there Is no lndlactlon that tha
time limit will be extended.
Cameron county registrations
last year Included 11,426 automo
bile plates. 2.145 commercial plates
and 1,1602 farm plates.
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an operation.
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