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SCHOOL ‘WAR’
STRIKE HEADS
ARE ARRESTED
Violence It Feared In
Some Sections As
Result of Action
By Agitators
1 By Th# AmocisisO Ptm«)
Oollege student* were called from
their classrooms Friday by a na
tional commitee for a one-hour
“strike" on behalf of peace, but po
lice in several cities feared clashes
with opponents of the movement.
Boston authorities particularly
were apprehensive that the anti
war demonstrators might come to
harm. High school cadets there were
to mass for competitive drills.
Many of the cadets. Deputy fiupt
James R Claflin pointed out, are
“big fellows” and presumably “know
pretty well how to handle those
rifles they carry."
A melee climaxed a patriotic
meeting in Chicago Thursday night,
ending only with the appearance
of police.
The national student strike com
mittee estimated that 150.000 stu
dents. a third of them in New York,
would answer the call at 11 a. m
High school pupils were urged to
Join the older students in the peace
Jemonstrations
Police guarded Boston high school
children who were under threat of
suspension if they joined the walk
out. against further distribution of
strike literature after eight Har
vard and theological seminary stu
dents had been arrested for dis
tributing it.
New York police arrested ten high
school students who were passing
out strike handbills while Hunter
College. New York, described as the
world's largest college for women,
suspended two seniors for strike ac
tivities.
Not all Involved walkouts from
classes, however. Heads of a few in
stitutions declared a forenoon re
cess to permit full participation In
the protests against war. At others
the demrnstrators were scheduled
for late in the day.
Switzerland, Fearing to Be “Belguim”
of Next War, Arms Against Nazis
“PACIFIC” SWITZERLAND JOINS EUROPE'S MILITARISTIC PARADE
By MILTON BRONNEB
NEA Service Staff Correspondent
LONDON. April 11. — The unus
ual International spectacle of once
docile Switzerland “talking tough"
to Germany, high-lights the fact
that the Uttla Alpine republic has
turned militaristic along with tTie
rest of Europe.
The Swiss unanimously backed
their government the other day In
demanding “satisfaction” from Ger
many for the kidnaping—by German
secret agents—of an ant:-Nazi Jour
nalist within the borders of Swit
zerland. And. more significant than
any single international incident,
the Swiss have given strong support
to an expensive new military pro
gram.
Determined not to be “a violated
Belgium” of the “next war.” thriftv
little Switzerland will spend nearly
140.000.000 to bring its armament
up-to-date. And the people, In a
nation-wide referendum, have ap
proved a decided extension in the
length of military service every
Swiss has to undergo.
Frugal Swisa Are on lOOSfc
Gold Standard
Ordinarily Switzerland goes on
CITY CASH
GROCERY
1130 S. E. Washington St. Phone 1281
WE DO OUR PART
Real Bargains Real Specials
Below We Quote a few of Our Many Bargains for
Saturday and Monday, April 13th and 15th, 1935
COFFEE ?“h.wc“.Hoa- 19c
BREAD KS-.1?.Jc
CRACKERS, Salted, 2-lb. box 20c
mjff V fP Canned, 6 small 0% /a
or 3 large cans.
rACrCC Admiration, 1-lb. can.28c
LUirLL Bright and Early, 1-lb. bag. 22c
SAN1 FLUSH Sr">i".8%c
POST TOASTIES Sr PachT’ 10c
soap vars..19c
MACARONI • SPAGHETTI SSg.
SYRUP .18c
PRUNES fn^c...14c
NUCOA Szmr. 10c
PICKLES SLr£-.17c
MUSTARD Quart Tar 17c
CORN MEAL 1ST-. 19c
TOMATO SOUP 8c
VINEGAR I Sc
MEAT SPECIALS
HAM Boiled, per lb.42c
BACON, Breakfast, Not Sliced, lb. .. 28c
CHEESE, Yellow, per lb.20c
LONG BOLOGNA, per lb. 17c
BACON, Sliced, per lb.29c
WIENERS, per lb.17c
J. R. GUERRA, Prop.
Brownsville, Texas
about 1U own business and pays
little attention to external affairs.
There are those who look upon the
Swiss as people who spend their
business hours making Swiss cheese
and Swiss watches and then yodel
ling In their free time But. as a
matter of fact, the republic Is one of
the most heavily industrialized
r countries in the world. Nearly half
! its working population Iz engaged
in its mills and factories which turn
out fine til., and cotton goods, ma
chinery. armaments, precision in
struments. dyes and chemicals. They
are so economical that their national
bank has a gold coverage in excess
; of the amount of notes outstanding
—almost a miracle in these days.
Some time ago a spirit of fear and
apprehension came over Its happy
l Alpine valleys and busy towns.
France, afraid of that next war.
heavily fortified all Its eastern fron
tier except that portion bordering
on Switzerland. Belgium, little mil
itary sister of France, also pro
ceeded to fortify its frontiers bor
dering on Germany. Neither France
nor Belgium wanted to face the dan
ger of another possible Inrush of
| German troops, such as took place
; m 1914.
French Put Swiss on the Spot
Then the Swiss woke up. Since
their frontier was the only one
which France had not fortified, the
German war staff mieht consider
marching through Switzerland to
attack France Just as in 1914 they
marched through Belgium. The
Swiss preserved their neutrality m
the World War bv maintaining a
citizen army of 400.000 to guard their
frontiers. For the future also they
want no part In war They want
to preserve their neutrality and their
Independence — something espe
cially dear to the Swiss Accord
ingly, their parliamentary bodies
voted to build new fortifications,
modem artillery and machine guns,
airplanes and all the other new
phsraphernalia of war.
Then last September the parlia
mentarians got busy once more.
Thev saw It was no use to buy these
hlghlv technical war Imnlementa un
less the soldiers could be adequate
ly trained to use them. The Swiss
maintain no large standnlg army,
but call up their men for training
every year. Parliament passed a new
law nrolonging the training from 65
to 90 days for the infantry and en
gineering coma, from 75 to 90 days
for the cavalry and air force, and
60 davs for the auxiliary corps The
Socialists in parliament were divid
ed Some voted for the new law
A majority abstained from taking
anv position, divided between their
hatred of militarism and their ha
tred of Nazi German v
Then the Communists Jumped in.
aided bv some Socialists. Switzer
land ha* a nation-wide referendum
law If a certain number of signa
tures are obtained, any law passed
by parliament may be submitted to
this referendum The people thus
have a chance to decide whether
they want the law or not. The need
ed signatures were obtained and at
once a thumping drive began, rem
iniscent of bitter presidential cam
paign* in America. The central
committee of the Socialist party ap
proved the law by a majority vote
saying they realized the necessity
of Improving the national defense
In order to ward off the danger of
Nazi attacks. Prominent members
of the upper body of parliament
took the 6tump for the law.
, In March the referendum election
was held, resulting In 506.845 af
firmative votes and 431.901 nega
1 tive. The law was thus approved
by 74.943. Furthermore 15 out of
, 25 cantons voted for tt. It thus
i got double approval. The negative
' votes were not only cast by the ex
1 treme parties of the left, but also
by many who objected to the addi
tional expense Involved In these
hard times and by many of the pea
sants who were angry at the new
taxes Imposed upon the vine growers.
Border Provinces Solidly for It
A number of significant things
were observed In the election. The
northern provinces, which border
Germany, almost aU voted for the
law. The canton of Zurich, consid
ered a citadel uf the parties of the
Left, voted for It. this being due to
the hostility of the working classes
to Nazi Oermany In the canton of
Geneva, where the Socialists rule,
; the law also obtained a majority.
In general, the cities voted for it.
the country against It. Apparently
In the towns the working class al
lowed their fear of Nazi Oermany
to overcome their pacifism. In the
country the peasants allowed their
anger at the government taxation
and their suffering from hard times
to overcome their usual eagerness
to support national defense
But the law la now definitely the
law of the land and the army au
thorities will now proceed to put It
Into effect. It will give them an
opportunity, In case of need, to put
into service a body of 500,000 high
ly trained soldiers, knowing how to
take advantage of every mountain
and every velley in their republic.
And the Swiss have always been
brave soldiers and good shots.
Building, Remodeling
Begins at Mercedes
MERCEDES, April 13—Approx
imately 81.200 Is to be spent in
repairing and remodeling the E. E.
Evans building on Texas avenue,
known as the Rio Orande Hard
ware building, and upon completion
will be occupied by the Mercedes
store of the Plggly-Wlggly Butt
company The building is expected
to be reedy for occupancy by the
first of May and will triple the
store space of the Mercedes Piggly
Wlgglv branch of which Joe Lam
bertson is manager. Jacob Fossler
Is contractor for the work.
The Coy building on the corner
of Texas avenue and the highway
Is being repaired at a cost of ap
proximately $1,500, with P. P. Ewing
as the contractor. ,
W T. 8cotton has the contract
for building a $4,000 residence on
South Ohio Avenue for Mr. and
Mrs Wells Springfield of Dallas
and for the repair of the city hall
to cost around $600.
PECANS IN SWEET POTATOES
Parboil sweet potatoes; peel. Cut
Into slices about one-half Inch thick.
Arrange a layer of the potatoes In
an oiled baki.ig dish and cover with
layer of thinly sliced canned pine
apple; then cover with another layer
of the potatoes. Dot with butter
and pour over about one-half cup of
dark syrup. Just before putting irro
the oven sprinkle generously -*•!
chopped pecans. Bake In a moder
ate oven <375 degrl’s Fahrenheit)
until brown. If you prefer you may
cook the sweet potatoes with whole
pecans put between layers and on
top and omit the pineapple.
JUST AMONG US GIRLS
N'cxt, to to<ivu£ to HOlD he/2 age. a woman
DSS tKC most, trOuOKZ t*utn^njg to Hold Ht/VTONGUC
Rio Hondo Students
Win Handsome Cups
(Snecial to The Hera'd
RIO HONDO. April 12.—The R10|
Hondo high school boy s quartette
returned from the Kingsville Mu
sic contest bearing first prize, a
handsome silver cup. The cup has
been placed in the trophy case In
the high school building where it
is on display. Boys who comprise
the local quartette are Mack Mize
Bob Brannon. Earl Wheeler and
Richard Hollon.
The boys have gained consider
able renown in the Valley singing
before various luncheon clubs and
over KRGV.
The girls sextette came back
winers of second place in the con
test.
Mrs. F M. Brannon, music coach
of the Rio Hondo schools, accom
panied the group to Kingsville.
Others who made the trip were
MUu* Frances McCabe, pianist and
Mrs C E. Derby. 8tudents who
made the trip were Edith Claire
Mallemee, Ruth MoiEwoen, Janet
Brockhaus. Mattie Belle Grantham.
Ethel Ann Petraa, Elizabeth Bing
ham. June Bates. Lillian Kaehtik,
Ed.th Jones. Belva Brockhaus. Er
cell Ticer. Margaret Bullia. Helen
Watson. Richard Hollon. Earl
Wheeler. Frank Kuhn. Bob Bran
non. Turner Divers and Mack Mize.1
YOUTH PLANS
MEXICO STUDY
American Will Penetrate ,
Wild* to Study Old
Ciwilizations
By J. H. FLEYY
MEXICO CITY April 13. - Bob
W. Wilson, 23-year-old graduate of
the University of Texas, has left
Mexico City on a lone expedition
Into the wilds of the state of Oaxaca,
where exist huge tracts of virgin:
forest never before penetrated by
white man.
Wilson, who is in Mexico on an E.
D. Farmer scholarship from the Tex
as University, is the son of Rev.
James T. Wilson, pastor of the
First M. E. Church. South, of
Aledo, Texas. 15 miles from Fort
Worth. The Farmer scholarship was
created some years ago for the pur
pose of developing international
friendship. Under Its terms, the
fund maintains every year at least
one University of Texas graduate
to study in Mexico and one Mexi
can student at the University of
Texas.
In collaboration with a Mexican
engineer. Ezequiel Ordonez. Wilson
la working on a project to clarify
and systematise the archaic deco
rative motifs of the pre-Conquest
civilizations of Mexico. This pro
ject constitutes one part of the
archaeological studies which he Is
undertaking. The other studies
based on documentary evidence and
direct observation of previous schol
ars. will be brought up to date
through his findings from personal
*‘udv of the existing tribes which in
many cases have maintained all
their ancient traditions, customs
and folk-ways and have not inter
married with later arrivals.
Some of these tribes Wilson ex
pects to find In Oaxaca Since his
general topic of Investigation in
Mexico Is Art. he has taken with
him as principal “weapons" a cam
era. sketch books, paper, and water
colors which he will use to record
his observations. The present trip
la one of several the young Texan
has planned to carry him as close
as possible to the ways of life of
TNltiif Rolloff
For Itchy Skin
CoeRng and soothing Bine SUf
Ointment melts on the skin, sending
tested medicines deeply into parse
wners It qniekly kills Itch, tetter,
rssh, eczema. foot itch, ringworm^
dt Money beck if first jar falls.
the ancient Mexicans and their re
lationship to the present sociologies:
scheme He has his work all map
ped out In a comprehensive program
taking up every day of his stay in
Mexico.
Although he Is not going on s
hunting expedition for wild game.
Wilson will traverse one of the wild
est regions In the country, abound
ing with Jaguars, leopards, wolves
pumas, tapirs, crocodiles, boa-con
strictors. Tarantulas and scorpions
and other poisonous reptiles and In
sects infest the tropical portions of
Oaxaca, which Is also one of the
natural "paradises" of Mexico Pre
cious woods and minerals are found
there, and this region Is the home of
the cochineal Insect, famous for its
use as dye. rivaling the ancient Ty
rian purple. The section is honey
combed with ruins of ancient cities,
many of which have not been found
by scientists. Some of thase “lost
cities'* are believed to be Inhabited
by direct descendants of the Mlxtec
rnd Zapotec tribes. Wllscn is mak
ing the trip from Oaxaca Cltv on
horseback. His only companion Is
a native guide and interpreter.
PORTABLE HEATER USEFUL
A portable oil heater which com
bines a smart appearance with good
heating qualities Is s fine thing to
have about the home on chill early
spring days These heaters come
with either one or two burners and
humidity features. They are es
pecially good to use In bathrooms
and children's rooms after the fur
nace hss been allowed to relax Its
vigilance.
EROSION WORK
PLANS RUSHED
COLLEGE STATION. April 12—
/Py—Plana were underway Friday
for immediate wind aroaion control
work in the dust-swept Panhandle
! section of Texas.
O B Martin, director of the Ttex
aa agricultural extension servioe.
, said Thursday night that if funds
( were made a vail bale at once, the
, work could start bv Saturday or
Monday.
he was notified by Wilbur C. Hawk.
| Amarillo newspaper publisher, of •
I the receipt of a telegram from Wash
ington saying a half-million dollar
I allotment for the work had beta
I made.
Martin said the project would be
1 pushed with all the force at the
! command of the extension service
! and that every effort would be made
to get the job done In time to pre
vent further damages to 5.000.000
acres of rich Panhandle wheat lands
already affected.
He called the situation acute.
Martin said he had received a
! telegram from Parker Hanna and
O O Tumi men. district supervisor*
in the Panhandle, confirming hi*
estimate that 1.500. 00 acre* had
been stricken by dust and drought
since they reported 3 500 000 acre*
seriously damaged April 1.
BIll^s WEN
Well kidds remember 1U about time
to start gettm my direy together
and bring em in Aprul SO and get
that big pint of Grlshama Ice cream.
*nd tf yure’s la the neetest you wlH
get that big silver dollar too.
But in the meantime dont furget
•jo drink those three big glaesee of
ins ha ms milk every day — it sur
Alnly haa done wonders for me.
Watch far Me Nex Friday
NINTH and
ELIZABETH
Gregory s R. G. V.
Home Owned n r n. • n • *» C. H. Gregory
and Operated DeLtlXe btOTe fit BrOWflSVllle Owner
SPECIALS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY April 13 Institution
In Our Bakery Department
CAKES, Malted Milk Layer. 28c
DOUGHNUTS, doz. 18c
ROLLS, Cinnamon, doz.12c
CRISCO
Pounds
WESSON OIL
Pint.23'
PRESERVES, Strawberry, Teagarden, lb. jar .. 23c
ORANGE MARMALADE, Teagarden, 1 lb. jar 23c
ASPARAGUS, Ferndell, No. 2 tall can.32c
PEAS, Mape», No. 2 can. 9c
SOUP, Phillip’* Tomato, can.5c
RAISINS, 4-lb. package. 32c
MIXED"VEGETABLE, Phillip’*, No. 2 con 9c
SOAP * Giant ban . 27C
CHIPSO Soall Pkg. . . 8c
CAMAY SOAP 3 Cakes 14c
SOAP Mrdftun .... .2 tor lie j
-T
COFFEE
ADMIRATION
Pound Vacuum Jar Pound Can
30c 27«
Bright & Early TH*
POUND • • 0 21c P
LIBBY’S FOODS
BABY FOOD, Libby1*, can.10c
VIENNA SAUSAGE, Libby**, can.Sc
TOMATO SAUCE, Libby**, 2 can*.11c
APPLE BUTTER, qt. jar.19c
PINEAPPLE, Libby**, No. 2 can.19c
FLOUR Heart's Delight
12-Lb*. 24-Lb*. 48-Lb*.
S3- ’1.00 ‘1.95
SUGAR e P,p~
Beet •. 48c Cane ..^Oc
POTATOES io lbs.. 16c
COFFEE
H&H
3-Lb. Crystal 1-Lb. Crystal
Vacuum Jar Vacuum Jar
87c 3 b

POST TOASTIES
Large pkg. * ft
2 for .19C
JELL-0,3 lor .19c
CERTO, Bottle
PLUMS, gallon.36c
BLACK RASPBERRIES, gallon.64c
PEACHES, gallon . 58c
VINEGAR, Cider, quart.16c
DEL MONTE CANNED FOODS
PEARS, No. 1 can. 15c
PEACHES, No. 2»/, can.20c
PEAS, No. 1 can, Early Garden.13c
LIMA rtlANS, Green, No. 1 can.13c
SCOTTISSUE, 3 roll* . 23c
SYRUP, Brer Rabbit, 2V*-lb. can.19c
SYRUP, Brer Rabbit, gallon.59c
BAKING POWDER, Calumet, lb.7777 22c
BACON, sliced, rindless, lb.30c
CHEESE, Full Cream, lb.23c
LAMB SHOULDER, lb.*.. 16c
LAMB LEGS, lb.25c
HAMBURGER, lb. 15c
CODFISH, boneless, 1 lb. box.33c
HENS, dressed, lb. 23c
VEAL CHUCK ROAST, lb..
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