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Hnmmsufllc Herald
. fcatabluhee July 4. UUK, As • Daily Newspaper,
ty Jeaaa O. Wheeler
J- U. STEIN . Publisher
Ralph l buell . Editor
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Thursday, March 28, 1935
How Things Get Done
The infinite patience that lies in back of any
great movement for the advancement of a community
waa well illustrated Wednesday night when T. L.
Evans of the Houston Chamber of Commerce, speak
ing before a joint meeting of Brownsville service
clubs, gave his hearers some of the “inside*' of ef
fort* to secure the paving of the Matamoros to Vic
toria highway. *
In 1922, thirteen years ago, a group of Houston
and Brownsville chamber of commerce officials made
the trip by plane to Mexico City, seeking to im
press upon the Mexican government that the Mata
moros route was the logical one to follow in the
building of the Pan-American highway from the
Rio Orande to Mexico City. Thetr efforts at first
met with success, then—as the result of things en
tirely out of the control and the ken of citizens of
the United States, the Laredo-Monterjey route was
Right then was the time to give up. by all rules
and regulations. But right then was when the real
movement for the construction of this Important
road gained its initial impetus.
Throughout the years, related Mr. Evans, efforts
have been made jointly by Matamoros. Brownsville
and Houston to impress upon the Mexican govern
ment the advantage to that country of this road.
And now success seems about to crown those efforts
Assurance of the Minister of Communications of
Mexico has been given that a start on the construc
tion of the road will be made within the year, and
from contact with federal officials in Matamoros we
know that in all probability the road will be under
actual construction in even less time.
And when the road is finally built, the majonty
of those who travel over it to Victoria and on to
Mexico City will take it for granted. Just as most of
us today take for granted this network of concrete
roads right here in the Valley, thinking little and
earing little of the years of work and constructive
effort that preceded their construction.
For that reason we believe it fit to pause right
now, before the road is built, and carefully consider
th* effort* that have filled the years, effort* that
will finally result in the building of the Matamoros
Victona highway and the bringing to this section
of literally hundreds of thousands of tourste a year.
- .. " .. ■ " ■ •
Soil Need* Pre»ervation
On* of the meat. Important measures now being
pursued by the federal government Is the effort to
check soil eroeion. The problem of erosion -which
moat of us hardly reeognired as a problem at all. un
til recently—was graphically presented In a recent
apeech by H. H Bennett, director of (he Intenor De
partment's soil erosion service
"Most American soil has been tilled only a short
time in comparison with that of Europe." he says.
"Yet in the area east of the Appalachians, where
1 there was no erosion when the white man took
the land from the Indian, there are now 100.000 gul
lies 50 feet deep and a mile long
' America has wasted its soil resources more rap
idly than any other country In the work! "
It is worth remembering that our tremendous ag
ricultural resources have been the foundation of our
greatness. The task of preserving them is one of
our most vital responsibilities.
From War To War ■
A recent cablegram from Berlin, telling how Ger
i many's new conscript army is being organized, con
tained this sentence:
-The military class of 1914—those entering their
2lst year—were expected to be called to the colors
for s years training.”
It is impossible to read that sentence without a
feeling of very deep melancholy. * Por 1914 was the
year the World War broke out; and this class of 1914
is composed of young men who were born in that
What a tragic group of young men! Born in the
year the world broke out In flames, many of them
made fa •cries* before they had cut their first teeth,
brought painfully through a babyhood rendered dif
ficult by food shortage, blockade, and all the other
terrors of the "home frortt"—and now. reaching
manhood, called to the colors to prepare for a new
Pate has been more than ordinarily unkind to these
men. Pate—and ordinary, every-day human folly.
Distress After Eating
Studied for Cure
Editor. Journal of the Americas Medical Association,
and of Hygeia. Dm Health Magazine
' When a food disagrees with us we usually find out
! about it and avoid that particular food. Recently in
stigators have been studying the question of dis
tress alter eating, with a view to determining foods
that are likely to cause such distress and the time
when the disturbance comes on.
First, several people were taken who knew that
they always had distress after eating certain foods.
They were fed these foods and asked to note how
long after eating the symptoms appeared
In some cases the distress comes on while the per
son concerned still is at the table. In these cases
the reaction Is definitely one of sensitivity to the food
concerned, in which case the person is likely to be
very ill.
In other cases there is some other factor which is
a sort of revulsion against the food. In studying
these cases it was found that in some usances the
nature of the food seemed to be unimportant, since
; there was no given time after digestion and absorp
tion and since, In fact, anything put into thfe stomach,
even water, produced discomfort, or pain, or heart
bum. or belching.
* It was found also that people who have distress
immediately after a meal usually eat hurriedly and
at times when they are tired out, exceedingly keyed up
or especially annoyed.
•This is the disease of the mother who prepares
the meal,” says an Investigator. * and then quarrels
with the children or husband at the table ;it is also
the disease of business men and women who gulp
ddWn some food at a counter and rush back to work;
and It is the disease of the president of a luncheon
club: or of the traveling salesmanager who gives
public talks at luncheons and dinners "
• B B
The mechanism of this kmc" of distress can be
studied by the use of the X-ray. If the stomach
is filled gradually aiy* with repeated swallowing
movements, it* muscle fibers relax and the introduc
tion of even large amounts of food does not greatly
increase the pressure within the stomach.
If. however, the stomach is filled rapidly and with
out much swallowing, the muscle libers do not relax
and there is discomfort. v
Investigators years ago. showed that the mere idea ,
of eating will usually cause the stomach to begin to !
get ready for the food by putting out the gastric
Juice. If food is taken hastily or in times of annoy
ance. this preliminary flow does not take place.
The Investigators also point out that the reason
why people who get indigestion after eating like to
chew gum is because the repeated swallowing after
the meal starts the waves going down the gastro-in
teetinal canal and stops the waves, in the reverse
direction which produce belching.
T arfi supposed to he an advanced thinker in this
field But I am for a good old-fashioned marriage
until death do us part. — Judge Ben B Lindsey.
famotiF divorce court Jurist
Marriage Is doomed in America unless we recognize
reality and change our whole concept of the rela
tions of the sexes — Judge Ben B Lindsey, domestic
. relations expert
A second-best navy is exactly like a second-best
; poker hand. —Homer L. Ferguson, Newport News
| shipbuilder.
SCOTT’S SCRAPBOOK - - • - - - By R. J. Scott
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fill ouT She 1erm of Jeffersom
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II —■
The World
At a Glance
(Central Press Stall Writer)
NEW YORK. March 38. Pity the
senator who desires to be honest in
his opinions, who actually seeks to
serve the people.
He is being ganged" by all sort:>
of mass movements on one hand.
And on the other hand the ad
ministration holds a patronage
sword over his head.
Wall Street, which has been de
nouncing those mass movements,
again has become one of the worst
of lenders.
Now there la a suggestion that
owners of utilities' securities march
on Washington en masse and Intim
idate congress in refusing to pass
the bill regulating utilities’ holding
companies — the measure which
President Roosevelt desires passed.
Already congress is swamped with
propaganda organized by the utili
There are earnest and sincere crit
ics who believe there is much wrong
with the holding company bill as it
stands—but those honest critics may
not prevail because of Wall Street s
efforts at “ganging ’’
The same sort of intimidation, on
a smaller scale, who tried when the
securities control bill was up for
• II
Other Movements
Then there is the Rev. Charles E
Coughlin. In his own eager efforts
to bring about certain reforms, he
causes an emotional "ganging" that
actually, in the end. may defeat the
very ends which the people seek.
Suppose that a senator does not
agree with the priest on the mone
tary policies. Suppose the senator
has made a lifelong study of the
matter Suppose the senator be
lieves he could serve the interests
of the people better by following his
own beliefs.
Yes—then suppose what occurs to
him when he follows his own con
science. hia own belief.
Not all senators are “with the in
terests” against the people.
Tnere are senators who assert,
rightly or wrongly, that they go into
fundamental questions far deeper
than the Rev. Charlea E Coughlin
There are senators who agree with
Father Coughlin thoroughly on oth
er matters, but honestly do not
concur with him on all his money
\iews. although they. too. believe tr
government not private control of
credit. They say they have a right
to follow their own consciences, that
they believe they are serving the in
terests of the people with the high
est degree of fidelity. They mould
go even farther on social and labor
reforms than Father Coughlin ad- j
Yet there are efforts to “gang” j
these senators along with the re
mainder Yet they are very good
Americans alwavs alert for the
rights of the people
• • •
Hard Fighter*
Nor. here is the view among lib
era! senators, as nearly as we can
get at It.
Has there been a stronger fighter
than Senator George W. Norris of
Nebraska fpr fundamental rights'*
Was it not he who first dared to
battle the public utility monopolies,
who contested their rights to public
And who has battled stronger for
the rights of labor than Senator
Robert F Wagner of New York?
Nor what of these other men
whose voices invariably are raised
for the mass of humanity—Costigan
of Colorado. Wheeler of Montana.
Cutting of New Mexico. La Follette
of Wisconsin. Couzens of Michigan
Slur sb ad of Minnesota, Nye of
North Dakota?
They mention fundamental rights i
But any emotions’ movement car
riefeat them, can make It appear
that those fighters In the front
ranks are -obstructive'*
They are the shock troops of
democracy, and an emotional move- 1
ment. in wiping them out. also mav
wtpe out the hopes of the multi
But that—as the senators see it
— the people may learn too late
The people ma: destroy their most
valiant defenders.
It was hardly any different in
Italy or tnGermany.
We re.lcve this is a fair represcn- \
tation of the opinion of the liberal
members of the senate.
• • •
Idle Eager To Work
There is another statement that
gains during a depression:
Oh. most of them wouldn’t work
if they could."
That is a conscience easer for the
man who has against the man who
has not.
One of the best authorities in
America contradicts the statement
Sn/s New York City's commissioner
of public welfare.‘William Hodson.
a student of unemploy'ment prob
"I resent on their behalf the li
belous statements and accusations
that these people are not willing to
work . . . There ought to be some
decency and fairness in comments
on these people . . .
“If I had my way and the money.
I would take every able-bodied per
son oil relief end put him to work.
News ■
Behind the
Capital and world goaaip, events
and personalities, in and out at
the news, written by a group at
fearless and Informed newspaper
men of Washington and New York.
This column is published by The
Herald as a news feature. Opinions
expressed are those of the writers as
individuals and should not be In
terpreted as reflecting the editorial
policy of this newspaper.
Short — Sidney Hillman of the
National Industrial Recovery Board
took a page out of Rex TugweU s
famous book of recantations when
faced with a drumfire by Senator
K>ng on the subject of Hillman s
alleged radicalism.
Kins sprang a leaflet of the Amal
gamated Clothing Worker*' Union,
of which Hillman is president, urg
ing workers to develop "class con
nousnes*'' and aim at control of
the industry. Hillman disavowed
the leaflet and denied that be was
a radical. He made an emotional
appeal for betterment of labor con
ditions which brought applause. But
his argument in favor oj placing
service industries under NR A runs
afoul of numerous court decisions
which bar federal inteference with
state business.
Members of the senate committee
dealing with the new NRA seem to
be convinced that service industries
should not be placed under codes.
' Hillman is strong on wage boosts
through legislation but short on
constitutional law.” observed a
member of the committee.
Brewing — Still another •‘reor
ganization and coordination injec
tion is given to NR A to keep the
moribund institution alive until
congress gives it another lease of
Ule or kills it off. Donald Riehberg.
handy coordinator, ts made head of
the National Industrial Recovery
Board and a labor representative is
added to the board.
The administration and AFL are
backing away from a death feud.
Each is afraid of the other — and ,
each has lost faith in the other —
but they are trying to work togeth- i
er for selfish reasons. President
Green puts out a hint that FDR j
will get behind the Wagner bill.!
and FDR doesn't deny it — but he j
has made no commitment for all
The fur will fly when the Wagner
bill reaches the floor, if it ever gets \
that far. It conflicts with Section
7a by outlawing company unions. ■
yet Bill Green wants both The
industries are, active in trying to
block Wagner bill — and they
have Section 7a as a club.
• • •
Sound — Life insurance com
panies are cocking their ears at the
news that they can reap 5% on
government-insured real estate
mortgages — long-term paper that
Just suits them. The New York
Life Insurance company has decid
ed to take $20,000 000 worth. Ad
ministrator Moffett of the Federal
Housing Administration ha* an in
creasing list of insurance men ask
lnp for Information.
Financing of new const ruction
under the mortgage-insurance sys- j
tem is now on an important scale
and rapidly growing. Building con
tractors smell business The first
activity began near Washington but
is spreading through the country
For the first time in history home
mortgages Xraved and approved by
the FHA are gilt-edged Investments,
guaranteed by Uncle 8am
• • •
Trouble — Carter Glass exploded
when he read Marrlner Eccles' sage
observations before the house com
mittee dealing with the banking bill, i
Eccles opined that it was not so
easy to bring about inflation — that
it took a lot of skill and hard work j
The banking bill gradually comes
forward. Hke a mudacow out of the
fog. to bump into the program for
this session. Carter Glass has been
accumulating munition* against the
bill and against Eccles' confirmation
as Governor of the Federal Reserve
Board. The inflation wing on the
democratic side intends to make
trouble. Big and medium-sized
bankers are fighting the bill. Eccles
admits to the committee that the
Reserve Board under the bill would
“be practically a central bank -
• • •
Farts — A lot of talk was stirred
uo by the private luncheon party of
FDR and Senator Borah. The word
goes around that FDR placed infor
mation before Borah that war cal
culated to make him go slowly in
trying to put teeth back in the anti
trust laws — in other words, to de
nature NR A by out lawing the con
genial little price-fixing code agree
ments of steel, cement, et al. Not
that FDR favors monopoly, but he
sticks to the idea of cooperation for
recovery's sake.
The picture of national difficul
ties was black, they say. But
Borah knows all that, and he is a
hard man to budge. He ha« under
taken the he-man Job of fighting
the trusts. He charges them with
profiteering on misery during the
depression One way out. he says,
is to prevent government relief
money from being siphoned into
Sally s Sallies
Thr wrfp who m given plenty of rope «
■ roesitow wa©§
cmawxi ees
OSHg>PiK/Wfi©M *8©
noetugHMff v*C
monopoly pockets at excessive pro
Many a president has tried bland
ishments on the Lion of Idaho It's
the first time the Charming Smile
has been turned upon him. No*
let’s wait and see what effect it had
• • •
Drought — Secretary Wallace
wins cheers in his heroic struggle
with nature. His order permitting I
farmers uf plant spring wheat is
recognized as a more or less grace
ful retreat from an untenable po
sition. The drought la bitterly op
erative in the West In extensive
regions it will not mattes whether
Wallace permits farmers to sow
wheat or not. No soil remains In
which to plant, and no water with
which to nourish.
Instead of permission to make
another crop failure what drought
victims must havr la immediate re
lief. The dust storms have carried
a cloud'to Washington that brings
the message: “Give ua help or we
Part of the work-relief fund must
be devoted without delay to drought
relief. Debate on the foreseen ne
cessity in advance of the disaster
would have done Uttle good and
might have alarmed the nation.
to GEORGE MR1MGOLD. Sto* hr*
mpiorrt la hto the* SsaR. la
seal* she raahrs away aaR i*r
latm at a hatrl aaAr* aa ai wrt
JARVIS HAPP. AtoftaarvtohaS
look lay (iraacM. rwatsHw RU
Herat aaR aVrra t* hrly hr*. Hr
•raAe hr* to a hraaty par lav whrr*
•hr ta traaafarairA tat* a hraart
flap* tahea hr* haaa*. tatraRartaa
hr* aa hta arrtrtary. His saaa.
NOR IS AN HAPP. war** Hllltrrat
ayalnst his strphrafhr*. ROI.ERT
CAISK. aaR tall* ha* a aaystrrt
aw waaaaa ta hlarh rraalar haa
aaair pawr* arrt hta atr*aa*th«v
Ifllllrrat tails aatrrp A astar
awakrai ha* aaR aha Sat* a aat#
aaRrt hr* has* rradlo*. “TW
warn a a ta hlarh aamtaa la have."
j^JH.LICENT stood staring hi
that fateful typewritten note
She bad no means of knowing
who bad sent It. nor eon Id she
tell whether the steps she bad
heard tn the corridor were those
of a man or a woman.
8be wondered tt Norman had
sent her this message. Sorely he
was the only ons who knew of
her interest tn the woman tn the
black ermine coot. Bat bow mboat
Jervis Happ? Jarvis was very,
very shrewd, and tt was apparent
that he knew more shoot what
was going on tn tbs bouse than
ha let on. Moreover, he. above
all others, knew of her connection
with George Diimgold’s murder.
But bow about Robert Caine?
He, too, bad surmised ber secret.
He, too. mast know something
of the woman in black.
Milllcent shrugged ber unclad
shoulders and. with tbe gesture
realized tbat she was chilled. Sbe
ran to tha closet, foand a robe
and flung It aboot ber. She went
to tbe window and looked out
M was. sbe saw, commencing to
rain. Drops were beating against
the window and. aa sbe looked,
she saw tbe rain grow In intensity
until, within a few minutes, a fil
ing wind was driving It In tor
Sbe turned once more to study
tbe note. Why bad aba bean in
formed of tbe presence of tbe
mysterious woman? What was
she supposed to do? Waa It Jarvis
Happ who had left tbe message
and who bad expected she would
perhaps hunt up the woman In
the black ermine cost, accuse ber
directly of complicity la Drim
gold's murder?
A CI LUCENT knew only one
1 thing. No matter who had
sent the note or what waa as
pected of her. ahe waa determined
to try to find out something abont
that woman In black.
Having reached this decision
Mlllleaat Graves long oC her
\ * * ... - M . ** * *
drawing gown and started dress
log hastily.
Mlllicent, donning bar for eoat.
slipped out into tbs hallway.
The heat tn the bouse was low.
and the corridors felt chill and
gloomy. A nlrbt light burned at j
one end of the corridor, giving >
sufficient Illumination to enable
her to see objects, although not
as distinctly as would bave been
the case bad there been more Il
Now that she was In the cor
ridor. she realised the Immensity
of the boose, realised something
of the oatnre of the task with
which she was confronted. It was
going *o be necessary tor ber to
Bod a mysterious woman In a
black ermine coat who waa some
where In the boose.
She remembered Mrs Rapp bad
proudly esbtblted the suite wblcfa
she occupied, sod Miliirent felt
certain the woman she sought
would he somewhere within that
suite of rooms Norman Happ bad
mentioned a maid, hot so far Mil- !
Hcent had met no maid. When
Norman had told ber of the maid.
Mlllicent bad concluded that the
woman most be absent, perhaps
on leave. Had she returned?
m m m
rpHROWINO her shoulder* hack. |
giving her chin s determined
tilt. Millicent locked the door of
her room and set off bravely down
tbe eorridor. She turned to tbe
left, followed the eorridor toward i
the place where abe knew Mrs !
Hupp s rooms were situated.
She was atill some distance
from the door of the anlte when
she heard the sound of voices
Abruptly a door opened. Mill!
cent flattened herself against the
wall, gave a little gasp as she saw
' a woman clad in black ermine
step into tbe eorridor. For a
moment Millicent thongbt the
1 woman was coming toward her
Then, with a shrug of the aboul
den. a last murmuring comment
to the person on the other side of
tbe door, tbe woman tn black
turned away from Millicent.
Millicent heard Mrs. Uapp’a
voice saying. “Plena* b* very care
ful. I think he’s employed some
one to shadow you.”
The woman In black gars a
low throaty laugh. A door dosed.
The woman In the black ermine
ooat walked rapidly down the cor
ridor. away from Miltlcenu
lllllicent hesitated a moment.
Dare the run and accost the wo
man? Could she accuse her of
being Implicated in Orlmgold‘1
murder? Bach an accusation
would, of course, alarm the house
hold. U would also establish Mil
Herat's own identity beyond dowfcl*
No. there was only one thing ton
her to do. That was to shadow
this woman and1 And oat where
she lived, then seek to tanrm
something of her connection with
the murder. Perhaps, having
found out where the woman lived,
she could trade Information vdh ^
Jarvis Happ.
MflHcent watted until the warns*
had rounded e corner In the cor
ridor. Then she sped swiftly and
silently down the thick aarpsi,
panning at the corner to peer onl
into the other eorridor.
CHE heard n door dsm-s door,
apparently, located abont had
way down the long corridor. hn|
there was do one in sight.
fighting bach her disappoint
ment, Millicrat ran along the cor
ridor. trying to locate the door
that had slammed. She oame oa n
back staircase which ehe had at»
most forgotten, a staircase which
she remembered ran to the kitchen
and then to the garage. She lee nod
over the banister and looked
She caught a glimpse at a blech
far coat.
Running down the stairs. Mk»
I leant heard a door elide bee*,
beard the parr of a motor.
She threw motion to the winds,
ran rapidly, and waa la time M
see a ear pall oat from the ga
rage. a black sedan, with the
curtains tn ths rear tightly
drawn, so that It was impossible
to see anything of ths person or
persons who occupied It.
She could almost have touched
the car aa It slid oat Into tha
darkness and. tor on# wild mo
ment. she thought of rushing oat
to try and climb to tha spare tire,
bolding to ths trank rack, hot
she realised the futility of doing
this and swung her eyas to tha
license number, determined to re
member ft.
The figures see rad th anisetree
Into her memory—»JS41t. dimf
looked around her la the garagtk
wondering if she coaid find a ear
in which she could follow.
She mw the big UooutM In
which Jarvis Hspp had brought
her to the bouse. She wondered
if. by any chance, keys ware la
the Ignition. She flung open the
door of the car. reached inside
and groped with frantic Angers.
There were no keyu in the car.
Disappointed, she slid back
toward the door, only to treese
suddenly Into instant immobility*
Someone clicked n light switch* •<
and the garage biased late bril
liance. s
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