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ICC Parley May Ba Put Off
To Give Rail* Time To
r Keep Pronim
(Special to Ths Hmid)
MDftCfcDES, April 16.—Decision
lo aak the Interstate Commerce
Commission to postpone the differ
ential bearing, now scheduled for
May IT in flan Antonio, until such
ime as the new low rates promised
the Valley have been put into effect
was reached at a conference here
Monday night between Congressman
Milton H West and members of the
Valley differential committee.
At the meeting the committee ex
plained the results of its aeries of
conferences with the railroads,
pointing out that the committee,
which represented the Valley gener
ally, had agreed not to seek removal
of the differential in return for a
considerable reduction in the rates
on Valley produce to practically all
The committee members explain
ed that in view of the agreement
they oould not appear at the hear
ing in San Antonio in opposition to
the differential.
West, who wa« instrumental in ob
taining the ICO hearing, discussed
the matter from the angle of pos
sible failure of the railroads In
their effort to have the rates put
into effect. If some other section of
the country should object to the
rates, a hearing would be held and
it la possible they might not be ap
He suggested that a continuance of
ths IOC hearing until the new rates
are put into effect be asked, and the
committee approved this suggestion.
West upon his return to Washing
ton later this week will take the
matter up with the ICC. and the
Valley differential committee also
will join in asking the continuance.
Oongresman Milton H. West, who
has been In the Valley several days,
will leave Wednesday night for
Washington, he announced here
Continued from Page One)
t be cancelled, Ickes replied .
'Emperor of Louisiana’
“They might create a situation
down there where all allotments
would be cancelled "
"Who do you mean?" he was
“The emperor of Louisiana."
Ickes replied, adding "They re mak
ing a good start."
fitatmg his position, Ickes ssid:
"I think if Senstor Long is go
ing to dictate to us how we shall
eonduct the PWA program in
Louisiana we reserve the right to
cancel our contracts. We didn't
m»ke the allocation to Huey Long
or the state of Louisiana, we made
it to the New Orleans agency."
BATON ROUGE. La.. April 16.
Senator Huey P. Long a session
of the legislature moved behind
soldiers' guns Tuesday to speed
passage of more than a score of
measures designed to strengthen his
power and cripple hi* enemies.
High-lighted In the calendar were
proptwed ecu and resolutions to
place In the hands of Longs ad
ministration the finances of all
loos1 governing agencies and give
him control over expenditure of
funds obtained by them from the
federal government.,
Also outstanding was a bill giving
Mhe administration power to name
Section commissioners and watch
Is Well Guarded
Long’s national guardsmen, en
forcing martial law here since Jan.
25. shouldered riot gluts and auto
matic rifles before the heavy bronze
door* of the house and «enate
chamber* In the *5,000,000 sky
scraper state house.
The admintstratlonists moved at
the command of the senator and
“steam-rollered” a strenuous minor
ity In the opening of the session.
In a military gesture Monday
night a national guard lieutenant
was reported to have routed from
the East Baton Rouge parish court
house nine elected members of the
parish police Jury.
One of the anti-Long Jurors
who said the group had been eject
ed said the meeting was only an
“Informal discussion."
Brigadier - Oeneral Louis F
Guerre, in command of the troops,
denied the men were forced from
the building.
Control of Courts
Long, by recent legislation, pro
vided for appointment of 13 Jurors
to give him control of parish af
fairs and the state supreme court
ordered the nine elected Jurors not
to Interfere with their conduct of
the local government. Four elected
members are allied with Long.
The house and senate met for al
most taro hours Monday night and
the house received 28 bills. 26 of
them administration measures, and
several resolutions. The bills were
promptly referred to the house
ways and means committee for con
^ ---
Valley Man Thrown
Off Horse Succumbs
_(Special to The Herald)
EDINBURG. April 16—Guadalupe
Guzman, of Mission, died of a
broken neck on the wav to the
County-City hospital Monday after
noon following an accident in which
he apparently was thrown from his
horse. Guzman was discovered by
J. E- Hodges, field inspector for
the Cattle Raisers’ association, about
S:lO p. m . In a cross-road about
four miles south of the east high
way. He was rushed to Edinburg in
a Skinner Mortuary ambulance
Although there were no eye wit
nesses It was thought that the
horse Guzman was riding became
frightened and threw her rider on
to the hard ground of the roadway.
Constable Walter Doughty, who in
vestigated the matter stated Mon
day night that there was no doubt
as to how the Injuries were sustain
ed. Hoof marks of the man told a
plain story.
Block* firm, speculum lead
quiet upturn.
Bond* mixed, utilities better.
Curb steady, oils improve.
Fore.gn exchangee quiet, rates
Cotton lower, local and foreign
Buyer higher, firm spot market.
Coffee quiet, disappointing Bra
silian market*.
Wheat strong, du*t storms.
Corn firm with wheat.
Cattle strong to 2b up, top $14.25.
Hog* up $ to 15 cent*, top $0.25.
NEW YORK. April 16- 0P>—Timid,
or cautious, traders raked in some
of their stock market profits Tues
day but failed, on the whole, to put
any dent in the stubborn list.
The activity dulled appreciably on
early declines, and then scattered
oils, chemicals and industrial spec
ialties snapped back. Commodities
proved of little aid. The grain mill
ed about in a restricted range and
cotton sagged on Liverpool selling.
Corporation bends were mixed, al
though U. 8. governments were a
trifle higher. No spectacular chan
ges appeared in foreign currency
Shares sold off fractionally to
around a point after the opening.
Support, however, quickly arrived.
Allied Chemical got up about 3
points and Air reduction gained 1.
Among issues unchanged to a bit
lower were U- S. Steel, American
Telephone. Inland Steel, Bethlehem.
Westinghouse. Montgomery Ward,
Santa Fe. N. Y. Central. Consolidat
ed Gas. Western Utlon, North
American and Columbian Carbon.
Bar Silver aas lowered 1 cent an
ounce to 67% cents, the seaond de
cline in about two weeks. The metal
was also pushed doan In London to
an equivalent of 67.68 cents an
ounce. London bar gold declined.
While Inflationary whispers con
tinued to be heard in some specula
tive circles. It was evident that the
psychological urge to change money
into equities or commodities was
still more or less dormant.
Analyststs pointed out that the
market picture has not changed In
any Important respect and that a
certain degree of optimism for a
long-term advance is still warrant
ed. In most of the boardrooms it
was felt that nothing more serious
:han normal technical interruptions
I will intervene between prevailing
and higher stock quotations.
Sales in 100s High Low Close
mADye 29 141 138% 140
An. Can 22 119% 118% 119%
Am Sug Ref 1 58% 58% 58'*
Am TAT 18 107 106% 106%
Am Tob 6 79 78 % 79
Anaconda 63 11% 11% 11%
Atch TASF 38 40 39 39%
Baldwin Loc 11 1% 1% 1%
Bendix Avia 21 14*. 14% 14%
Chrysler 66 36% 35% 36%
Con Oil 55 8% 8% 8%
Du Pont De N 59 95% 94% 94%
Gen Asphalt 8 15% 15% 15\
GE 107 24% 24 24
Gen Foods 18 35 35 35
I Gen Mot 63 30 29% 29%
Ooodvear 32 19% 19% 19%
Til Cen 9 11% 11% 11%
Inspire Cop 2 3% 3% 3%
Int Harvest 22 38% 37% 38%
Int TAT 21 7% 7% 7%
J Manv 10 45 % 45% 45%
Kennecott 44 17% 17% 17%
Natl Stl 5 47 48% 47
i NY' Central 27 15% 15% 15%
Penney JC 7 63% 63% 63%
Radio 146 5% 4% 5
Hears R 26 37% 36% 37%
Socony Vac 133 14 13% 13%
Sou Pac 10 14% 14% 14%
Std Brnds 46 18 15% 15%
SO NJ 135 41% 40% 41%
1 Studebaker 25 2% 2% 2%
I Tex Corp 47 21% 21% 21%
, US Ind Alco 13 40% 40 40%
US Stl 86 32% 31% 32
Warner Piet 14 3% 3% 1%
WU 9 25% 25% 25%
West El AM 39 38% 37% 38%
Woolworth 55 56% 55% 88%
NEW YORK. April 18. (JPj—Curb
market stocks drifted quietly lower
Tuesday in light trading that was
concentrated In utilities and metal
Loss** ranging from minor frac
tions to a point were shown by
Aluminum Co., American Os',
Bunker Hill A Sullivan. Electric
Bond A Share. Sunshine Mining and
Pittsburgh Piste Olass Oil stocks
were mixed, with a slight advance
in Creole Petroleum offset by lower
prices for international petroleum.
Cities Service 15 1% 1% 1%
El BAS 32 6% 6% 6%
! Ford Mot Ltd 11 8% 8 8
Oulf Oil Ps 18 59% 57% 59%
United Oas 11 1% 1% 1%
NEW ORLEANS. April 16.——
Cotton futures closed steady at net
declines of 2 to 7 points.
Open High Low Close
May... 11.54 11.54 11.47 11.53
Jly ... 1157 11 €4 11 55 11.62-63
Oct ... 11.28 11.34 11.25 11.31
Dec ... 11.33 11 40 11.32 11.39
Jan ... 11 36 11.43 11.36 11.43
Mch .. 1143 11.52 11.43 11.52.
NEW YORK. April 16. /TV-Cotton
i futures closed steady. 5-10 lower.
Open High Low Last
May 11.56 11.59 11.49 11 58-59
July 11.59 11.67 11.57 11 66
|Oct 11 28 11.37 11 26 1135
Dec 11 33 11 45 11.32 11 44-45
Jan 1138 11.46 11 35 11 46
jMch 11.45 11.57 11.44 11.56-57
! Spot quiet; middling 11.90.
NEW ORLEANS April 16.—(fPi—
At the first call Tuesday cotton
futures were from & to 11 points
i lower.
Liverpool cables came In worse
than due and served to unsettle the
local market, but there was noth
j mg else in the news to influence
price movements
Old crop months showed the
smallest decline with May off 5
nolnts at 11.54 and July off 9 at
11.57. October was 10 cents a bale
lower at 1148 and similar declines
were shown by December at 1143
and January at 1136
During the early trading prices
held within a few points of open
ing levels and dealing dwindled.
As the morning progressed prices
remained near the opening levels.
May held at 11.40. July at 11.58. Octo
ber at 11 28 and December at 11 33.
Routine business was about the
only activity in the market and this
was held to the minimum. The 12
cent level looked as big on the up
stde ae it did whs prioes wars above
that figure, and after marching up
to within striking distance, the mar
ket tended to proceed a little more
PORT WORTH. April 16. Iff*)—De
mand was fair on the grain market
here Tuesday. Estimated receipts:
Wheat 6 cars; corn 2, and sorghums
Delivered Texas Gulf ports, ex
port rate, or Texas common points:
Wheat No. 1 hard 1.184-120. Bar
ley No. 2 nominally 75-76; No. 8
nominally 74-75. Sorghums No. 2
milo per 100 pounds nominally 2.15
2.18; No. 8 milo nominally 2.13-8.16.
No. 8 kafir nominally 2.00-2.05; No.
3 kafir nominally 1M<<03.
CHICAGO. April 16. (AV-Bullish
trade news was largely ignored in
the grain market early Tuesday as
prices averaged lower. Talk was
current that pessimistic crop reports
from the western plains region had
been fairly well discounted, at least
for the time being. Wheat opened
%-% lower. May 99%-1.00%, and
then showed little change. Com
started %-% off. May 88%-%, and
continued easy.
CHICAGO. April 16. (A*)—Closing
grain prices:
Open High Low Close
May 1.02% 99% 1.02%-%
Jly 1.02 99% 1.01%-02
Sep 1.02% 1.00 1.02%-%
May 88%-% 89% 88% 89%-%
Jly 81% 83% 81% 83%-%
Sep 77-77% 78% 77 78%
May 60% 61% 60% 61%
Jly 01% 63 61% 62%
Sep 63% 64% 63% 64%
Msy «.•• •••• 72%
Jly «••• • ••• • ••• 87
PORT WORTH, April 16. lAV-(U.
S. D- A.>—Hogs: 1.600; truck hogs
mostly 15 lower; top 8.50; 180-280
lb truck lots 8.25-50; 150-180 lbs 7.50
820; pigs 5.50 down; packing sows
steady to weak, 7.50-75.
Cattle: 1,600; calves: 1,000; fair
ly active and fully steady on all
classes slaughter catle; some grass
slaughter steers around 6.50-7.00,
better grades fed yearlings very
scarce, few around 9 00; some good
fat cows 6.00-50; (daughter calves
steady; few good heavies in 7.00
range; plainer weighty averages
around and under 6.25.
Sheep 4,700; morning sales of
spring lambs and aged wethers fully
steady; shorn lambs mostly steady;
spring Iambi 6.00-7.75; good to choice
fed shorn lambs up to 6.75; medium
grade shorn lambs 4.50-7$; shorn
aged wethers 3.25-60.
CHICAGO, April 16. (AV-<U. S
D. A J—Potatoes 82, on tract 385.
total US shipments 568; old stock.
Wisconsin slightly weaker, Idaho
stock unsettled, supplies liberal
trading slow; Wisconsin round
whites US No. 1, 85-95; Russet Bur
btnks US No. 1, 1.60; Michigan
round whites US No. 1, .90; Rucset
Burbanks US No. 1. 150; Idaho
Russets US No. 1. no sales; few
j stock. about steady, supplies light
trading limited; Florida Bu crates
Bliss Triumphs US No. 1, washed
Truck Markets

Carlot shipments of entire United
States reported Monday, April 15;
Beans: Fla 40. total US 40 cars.
Beets; New York 1. Texas 1. total
US 2 cars.
Cabbage: Caiif 17, Fla 30. Oa 1,
Miss 1. So Car 50, total US 99 cars
Carrots: Ariz 1, Calif 35. New
York 6, Texas 6. total US 48 cars
Mixed Vegetables; Calif 17, Fla
I 19. La 4. Miss 3, Texas 12, others
,7, total US 62.
Onions: Mich 1, Texas 67, total
US 68 cars.
Potatoes: Fla 8. Idaho 100, Maine
181. Mich 66. Minn 19. NY 30. Tex
as 9, Wash 26. Wise 92. others 37.
total US 568 cars.
Spinach: Ark 2. Maryland 3, Va
11. total US 16 cars.
Tomatoes: Florida 54. total US
54 cars Mexico 78. Unreported
April 14: Florida 74 cars.
Lower Rio Grande Valley ship
ments forwarded Tuesday morning,
April 16:
Mixed vegetables 7, potatoes 9.
carrots 6, beets and carrots 2, onions
62. total 86 cars Total to date this
season—Citrus 4585, vegetables 6226.
mixed citrus and vegetables 34. total
10.845 cars; to same date last sea
son—Citrus 1809. vegetables 9701.
mixed citrus and vegetables 28. total
11.538 cars.
Representative prices paid by
truckers for Valley vegetables Mon
day, April 15:
Beans: Bu hampers stringless
l 50-2 25 according to quality.
Beets: Per doz bunchee 16-18c
Carrots: Per doe bunches 18-20c;
% erts 75-90c.
Greens: Per doe bunches turnip
and mustard 20-25c.
Onions: 50-lb sacks Yellow and
Wax Commercial* 1.25-1.65, boilers
Parsley: Bu erta 75-90c.
Potatoes: Bliss Triumphs 50-lb
sacks US No Is 1% in min around
2.00, few higher.
Squash: Bu baskets Yellow and
White 1.25-1.50.
Turnips: Per doe bunche* 20-25c.
LA erts 1.25-1.35.
(Continued from Page One)
ploy approximately 35 men, tt la
stated, and the skimming plant
near Sullivan City about the same
It is believed that no effort will
be made by the refinery Interests
to market the gasoline produced In
I the Valley under their own brand
or trade name, but that arrange
ments will be made with the major
oil companies now located here to
take the gasoline produced.
Fair has made several trips to
the Valley and carefully surveyed
the oil situation in company with
Holland. Location of the refinery
and skimming plant in the Valley
is taken as another sign that the
future of the Valley's several oil
fields mag be considered aa assured.
On« Killad, Two Wound ad
As Guard Opens Fire
On Eight Man
FORT WORTH, April 15.—0**)—
One prisoner was kllkd and two
others wounded when Jail Ouard
Charles B. Miller opened lire dur
ing an attempted Jail break ol eight
prisoners from the Tarrant oounty
jail early Tuesday.
Melvin Bowes, 33, fugitive from
the Florida state prison and a
criminal figure in various sections
of the country was, slain.
Clarence B- Billingsley, 33, a jockey
held on charges ol theft and burg
lary and James Lawrence Kirk,
scheduled for trial Thursday on
jobbery charges, were wounded.
Eight prisoners had sawed the
bars of two cells, Jailers said, and
manipulated the combination of a
master lock box to liberate 16 pris
oners In the cell block. Eight pris
oners, however, refused So luve
their cells.
Jailer Miller and E. M. James, a
guard, who was unarmed, were mak
ing their regular rounds when
Bowes, Billingsley and Kirk sprang
Horn a cell and attacked them.
Bowes, wielding an iron bar. bat
tered James over the head as Bil
lingsley jumped on Miller’s back,
the jailers said.
Miller reached his pistol. Jerked
It loose and shot Billingsley. He
wheeled and fired on Bowes. The
prisoner turned and ran around the
comer of a cell block and fell dead.
He had been shot Just below the
left breast.
Two otiier prisoners had circled
the cell block and came upon Mil
ler from the rear. Billingsley, dim
inutive Jockey, lea;>ed on MUle-’s
back. The jailer reached around
and fired, a bullet striking the jockey
in the hip.
George Droddy, who recently was
shot in an attempted jailhreak at
Decatur, Texas, was “gun ahy” and
ran out the door when the shooting
started. Jailers found him cowering
behind a table in the outer corridor.
(Continued from Page One)
go will be made up of shipments of
Valley products to notables of the
nation, S. I. Jackson of Pert Isa
bel said. President Roosevelt,
Vice President John N. Garner.
Congressman Milton West. Will
Rogers, and others, will all receive
some token Irom the Valley, ship
ped on the iirst deep water craft
to visit the Valley since the com
pletion of Port Isabel dredging.
Each chamber of commerce in
the Valley will be asked to make a
shipment of some kind on the Tex
as Trader, Jackson staled.
Calling on the Valley to parti
cipate in the festivities of the day
ihe first ship docks, the following
proclamat.on was issued Tuesday
morning Jointly by the 6an Ben
iio and Port Isabel Chambers of
“Lest we forget the indomitable
fortitude of our early pioneers In
behalf of the water transportation
for the Lower Rio Grande Valley
and with high and due recognition
of the untiring efforts ‘never say
die spirit’ of our citizenship and
port commission in carrying on to
the actual realization of the open
ing of the worlds water gateway
to the Valley and the Valley's
water gateway to the world, be It
uereby proclaimtd by the cham
bers of commerce of San Benito
and Port Isabel jointly assembled:
“That April 22. 1935, ba set aside
as The Valley Port Day.*
"That every chamber of c<nrj
merce, every civic organization
and city administration in every
city and town and the entire citi
zenship of the Valley be invited to
Port Isabel on the above named
day to aee the Valley s first cargo,
:here to be anchored, to see the
unloading of imported merchan
dise and the loading of the iirst
ail-cargo of Valley products. To
join in this Valley-wide realisation
that on this great day, April 22,
the Lower Rio Grande Valley has
taken her rightful place in the sun.
“Be it further proclaimed in
commemoration of the 99th year of
the independence of the state of
Texas and the inaugural day of
Valley shipping Independence,
that the appropriate slogan 'Ship
by water at lower rates be duly
(Continued Prom Page One)
matters had been very pleasant,
and that the situation is in a high
ly satisfactory condition at the
present time. “We hope to get
something done in a short time,” he
This was his first visit to the
Valley, and the official pronounced
himself highly pleased with this
Lawson, in discussing the flood
project in the Valley, said the
State Department has requested an
additional $2,000,000. with which to
carry the flood works on to com
pletion. and that the authorization
bill Introduced by Congressman
West will clarify the situation and
help the commmisslon In Its work
along the entire border.
He praised the representatives
whom the Mexican government has
picked to handle similar work on
that nation 8 northern border, and
said the discussions have all been
Congressman West told the visit
ing officials that Congressman
Ewen Thomason of El Paso had
objected to an amendment to the
bill, but that he had aired Con
gressman Thomason agreeing to
withdraw the amendment.
“Vice President Garner has
agreed to bring up the bill as soon
aa possible,” Congressman West
said. He said he anticipated no
opposition to It.
As soon as the biU is passed and
signed by President Roosevelt, the
State Department may take over
the Valley s flood control works,
and is expected to secure imme
diately thereafter the $2,000,000
from the PWA needed to complete
the system.
Congressman West expressed the
belief that the funds would be se
cured by June, when the remainder
of the original $2,000,000 will have
ban *^*'»,'*t*i
What The
_Is Doing_
AUSTIN. April It. HV-Liberal
appropriation* lor eleemosynary
institutions to provide new build
ings and permits the removal ol
insane from jails were favored in
the senate Tuesday. <
Recommendations ol the senate
finance committee were ignored as
amendments totalling $484,740
lor new buildings were added to
an eleemosynary appropriation
biU of $9,945,924.
The house bill appropriated $10,
403,044. Approximately $480,000 was
recommended by senate commit
tee for other construction.
Amendments would provide two
new ward buildings, to eoet $55,
000 each, at Abilene state hospital,
in addition to a third recommended
by the house; transfer from the
second year to the first and in
crease to $110,000 an allotment for
a ward building at Austin state
hospital; provide $118,000 for a
new ward building at Terrell state
hospital, and allot $130,000 lor a
new building at Oalveston state
psychopathic hospital
Other amendments increased ap
propriations for the Galveston
hospital from 965.912 to $202,204 the
first year and from $66,363 to $76,
454 the second year.
Meanwhile. Acting Clove mar
Walter Woodul urged the legisla
ture to cooperate with the fed
eral government and other states
in stopping wind erosion of soil
He also requested enactment of
a bill authorizing the reconstruc
tion finance corporation or any
other corporation whose stock was
owned exclusively by the federal
government to do business in Tex
as without payment of state filing
fees, franchise or other corpora
tion taxes.
What sponsors feared was a de
termined filibuster greeted house
resumption of debate on a bill to
establish a state commisison to
regulate public utilities. With ap
proximately 60 amendments pend
ing, a motion to end debate was de
feated. 61 to 73.
Representative W- E Jones of
Jourd&nton asserted lengthy delib
eration on the utility bill was kill
ing other major legislation. The
bill has been debated since last
Friday, but only three major
amendments have been finally
Another attack by Representa
tive W. E. Pope of Corpus Christ!
was defeated. 103 to 32. Pope at
tempted to eliminate the proposed
appointive state commisison and
vest utility regulation in city coun
cils and county commLsisoners'
(Continued from Page One)
—.. .
a mass flight over the same route,
will meet the Clipper off Oahu Is-1
land. High territorial, navy and
army officials will form a welcom
ing committee for the crew of six
when they alight.
1 .
Gets Final Tuning
The Clipper received ita final tun
ing in a two-hour test flight over
the San Francisco bay region Mon
day when it made radio contact
with the Pan American Airways
station at Kaneohe bay, Hawaii.
Guiding the long flight will be
a new radio compass whose accur
acy has been proven in test flights.
In bearing tests over a distance of
2 400 miles the oompass showed posi
tive readings within three-quarters
of a mile. The compass was devel
oped from tests begun two years
ago by Col. and Mrs Charles A. I
Lindbergh in a North Atlantic
flight .
While none of the former person
nel of the Pan-American Division
of which Brownsville is headquar
ters will form a part of the crew of
the clipper which takes off Tues
day night. Interest in the perform
ance of the huge plane la keen here.
Eight men formerly located at
Brownsville have been transferred
to the Pacific division as ground
men to help prepare the plane for
it* epoch-making journey and to
help guide It on its flight.
Parker W. Mitchell, former shop
foreman here. 1s occupying the same
position at the Alameda base. F.
I. Van Dusen lz in charge of stock.
J. J. Cushman, radio construction
engineer, has been in charge of the
construction of radio stations on
the islands along the route. W. G.
Edge is in charge of the radio sta
tion at Alameda, while J. H. Eichols
is chief radio operator at Hawaii,
G. W. Angus Is superintendent of
radio communications at Alameda,
and R. R. Fife and N. D. Voss, radio
operators, are now stationed at Los
(Continued Prom Page One.)
Crete all of the canals in the district.
Ridgeway stated. Bids have already
been advertised and will be opened
on May 10. according to Ridgeway.
Work is expected to get under way
within a comparatively short tone.
Donna Irrigation district will prob
ably be the first in the Valley to be
gin work under money allocated from
the PWA. The ESigleman district
north of Donna hsa received its first
allotment from the PWA, but plans
of construction are being changed
and bids have not yet been asked on
the contemplated work.
Manuel King Will
Appear at Cabaret
The program of the Lions second
benefit cabaret has now been com
pleted with the addition of Manuel
King, known as the world's young
est wild animal trainer, for an act.
Young King’s act will be similar
to the one he recently used on a
tour of the United Slates. Well
known radio celebrities Imperson
ated Include Rudy Vallee. Ben Ber
nie. Walter Wlnchell. Amos 'n Andy
and their staff. Those who have
heard It presented In the past as
sure everyone that It will be very
Everything Is In readiness for this
cabaret, to be held April 34. it was
announced. In addition to the
several entertaining acts to appear
on the program, a dance, with music
by Buddy Pearaon'a orchestra. Is
First Anniversary Meeting
And Buffet Supper To
Be Held Wednesday
Plana have been completed for
the Brownsville Junior Chamber of
Commerce's first anniversary gen
eral meeting and buffet supper at
the El Jardin hotel Wednesday
night at | o’clock, It was an
nounced Tuesday by Jack Daugh
erty, manager.
In addition to the program, the
Junior chamber of commerce mem
bers will elect officers for the com
ing year.
Among speakers scheduled for
the meeting are J. M. Stein, pub
lisher of The Brownsville Herald,
who will speak on “The Newspaper
and Its Relation to the Town”; G.
W. Johnson, head of the account
ing department of this division of
Pan-American Airways, will apeak
on “Modern Airport Development ”;
and H. L Yates will speak on “The
Greater Brownsville "
R. C. Morris, retiring president,
will speak on accomplishments of
the Brownsville Junior Chamber of
Commerce during the past year.
(Continued from Page One)
40. about 1,800 feet aoutheaat of
discovery, will gun-perforate at 3,
758-60 feet after original comple
tion at 3,765-68 feet showed about
50 per cent salt water. Casing is
set and cemented on bottom at
2,791 feet.
On the southwest edge of pro
duction, Shafer-Mundy's No. 1
Tabasco Consolidated Independent
School District, in the north end
of tract 260, porcion 38, about 2.500
feet west of discovery, ha* set and
cemented casing atop saturated
sand at 2,770 feet. The test took
in only one foot of sand, the hole
being bottomed at 2,771 feet.
At both northwest and southeast
extremities of production, tests
were ne&nng the sand while others
were getting under way in various
parts of the proven area.
The field's northwestern outpost,
Skelly Oil Company’s No. 2 Sea
bury et al. In the southwest comer
of the west 24 acres of the west 48
acres of the north 78 acres of the
southeast 166.90 acres of tract 256,
porcion 38, about 4.200 feet north
west of discovery, began coring for
the sand Monday night at 2,777
In the southeast section of the
field, Rogers Oil & Oas company’s
No. 4 Francisco Querra. in the
southeast 25 acres of tract 254,
porcion, 40. about 4.500 feet east
and slightly south of discovery, is
rigging up on location m the cen
ter of the 25 acres.
Near the eastern edge of pro
duction. Roy Johnson et al s No. 1
• Missouri Pacific Railway, on the
south edge of the railway right-of
way and 500 feet from the west line
of porcion 41, is building derrick
for the first of four right-of-way
On the southeast edge of the
field, Co.tcz Oil Corporations No.
1-B C. E. Smith. In the northwest
orner of the south 99 acres of tract
J-B, porcion 41. is shut down at
2.740 feet in gumbo while boilers
ate being repaired.
The field’s southeastern outpost.
Hiram M. Reed's No. 2 C. E. Smith,
n the east end of the south 10 acres
of the northwest 40.29 acres of
i tract 3-8. porcion 41, about 6.900
' feet southeast of discovery, is mak
ng hole below 2.300 feet.
Three wildcats in Hidalgo coun
ty reported progress Monday.
In eastern Hidalgo, Union Sul
phur Company’s No. 3 Amencan
Rio Grande Land Sc Irrigation com
pany. in Farm tract 2.082, block 86.
j North Capisallo District, succeeded
I in pulling liner and screen from
bottom of the hole at 7 493 feet and
now washing the hole preparatory
to resetting liner and screen and
rtcompletion. It is estimated that a
week will be required to complete
leworking the test and attempting
lecompletion. The screen was un
damaged. examination showed, and
the reason for the well's sanding up
last week while cleaning was not
given by Union officials. Casing is
set and cemented at 7,477 feet atop
; 16 feet of saturated sand.
About 15 miles northwest of Mis
sion. Double D Oil Company’s No. I
Brock di Showers, in lot 4. block 12.
porcion 79, Ancient Jurisdiction of
Reynosa, is drilling ahead slowly in
hard rock at 5 9 0 feet. i
In western Hidalgo, about 9900
Ret northeast of the Samfordyce
discovery, E. L Smith Oil Com
pany's No. 1 G. G. Salinas et al,
in the northeast corner of share
10. porcion 41, is drilling at 2,485
Two abandonments were reported
from Starr county and another test
is shut down. Two tests are making
hole near the Rio Grande City pool
of southern Starr.
In southeastern Starr about 8.000
feet west of the Samfordyce dis
covery, W. F. Lacy’s No. 1 G. N. j
Abney. 330 feet from the east lint
of porcion 99, Ancient Jurisdiction
of Camargo, and 4.800 feet south of
highway 4, is dry and abandoned
at 3.042 feet. The test logged gas
sand at 1.407-45 feet and 2.854-92
feet, which findings were verllied
by a Schlumberger test.
About 8.000 feet north of the Rio
Grande City pool in southern Starr,
Goodwm & Zimmerman’s No. 1
Pena. 150 feet from the southeast
and 150 feet from the southwest
lines of tract 83, porcion 81. Ancient
Jurisdiction of Camargo, is dry and
abandoned at 2.000 feet.
In south central Starr. John H.
Ciopton s No. 1 Roos 8c Bennett et
al in share 1-A, porcion 91, Ancient
Jurisdiction of Camargo, is shut
down at 4 817 feet.
About 4.500 feet southwest of the
Ric Grande City discovery, R. G.
Hall's No. l Doyno <fe Chatfleld. In
block 13-C. tract 21. ponton 80.
Ancient Jurisdiction of Camargo, is
making hole below 800 feet.
About 2.300 feet northwest of the
pool, Hiram M. Reed’s No. 1 Block
Bros.. In block 4. tract 28-A. porcion
80. Ancient Jurisdiction of Camar
go is drilling below 840 feet.
(Continued from Page One)
Ians of gasoline, is capable of top
speed of 225 miles an hour, cruising
speed of 205 miles, and sustained
flight with Its present neollne sup
ply of S.OOO mile*
Officers Selected
By San Benito C C
tbpecUU Vo The kwv.aj
SAN BENITO. April 16 -Mark -
ham A. Thompson, wall known local
businessman, was elected president
of the San Benito Chamber of
Commerce for 1995 at a meeting of
the new board of directors held here
Monday afternoon.
Pete Smith was re-elected secre
Thompson succeeds Harry M
Carroll. F. B. Sublett was named
first vioe president; Paul Hombeck,
second vice president; O. C. Ha. \
ton, treasurer.
Committees were also named to
help In the Port Day celebration to
be held at Port Isabel Monday when
the first cargo to and from the
Valley by steamer will be handled
there. Smith and Sublett were nam
ed an the committee for shipment;
Hombeck on the caravan committee;
and E J. Allen an the oommittee
to meet the boat.
The Port Isabel Chamber of Com
merce has been invited to meet with
the local chamber to work out more
plans for the eelebratlon.
C. C. Launches
New Campaign
For Publicity
Personal letters are being sent by
the Brownsville Chamber of Com
merce to every chamber of com
merce secretary in Texas calling at
tention to the attractions of the
beach section here as a summer tour
ist resort, especially in view of the
unusually fine fishing.
“The fishing on our coast has be
come so fine that we feel the people
ok your aecuan should be told
about it, in the event they are con
templating a vacation on the Texas
coast this year," the letter states,
and asks the chamber of commerce
secretary to get some mention of It
m his local paper, as well as inform
ing those Interested.
The secretaries are also advised
to bring their tackle when they come
here for the state convention in
Copies of the new Brownsville lit
erature are enclosed with the letters
With the beginning of the summer
tourist season the chamber of com
merce is making a determined effort
to bring Texas tourists here for their
Wishing and surf bathing. Many
newspaper articles are being sent out
and published, while reports on fish
ing conditions are sent regularly to
radio stations which broadcast
(Continued from Page One)
is about twice what the crop will
Tandv said that 25 bushels to the
acre will be about the average crop,
instead of 50 bushels as estimated.
He said the prospects of later po
tatoes showing a larger yield are
not strong, as much of the later
crop has been entirely abandoned
because of the cold damage.
The potato yield this year will be
one of the lightest on record, and
the total crop one of the smallest,
potato men point out.
“We will be lucky 11 we get our
.seed back." was the comment made
by McDavltt. who cited an Instance
o: a grower who had planted 12
cars of seed and who would only
harvest about two cars. In another
instance, he said, a grower had
i lanted six cars of seed and had
harvested less than a car.
Digging has been underway for a
hort time, and growers are report
ing sadly depleted yields in most
instances, with instances of normal
yields being the rare exception. Sev
eral instances of 30 and 40 acre
tracts giving no yield at all have
been reported.
Seven Are Injured In
Dynamite Explosion
HELENWOOD. Tenn., April 16.—
Hr—Explosion of a store of dyna
mite and blasting powder virtually
wiecked a railroad station, shatter
ed hundreds of window glasses and
slightly Injured seven persons here
Fire suiting in the residence of
Mrs. Burdette Keeton spread to a
warehouse In which the 20 cases of
dynamite and 200 cases of powder
were stored.
Coast Guard Service
Inspector on Visit
Commander J. P. Jensen, who has
harge of the Coast Guard Service
:rom Pensacola to Port Isabel, ar
rived here from Galveston Tuesday
for inspection of the Coast Guard
equipment at Port Isabel.
Commander Jensen visited other
offices here Tuesday morning which
ate under the Treasury Depart
ment. the department which con
trols the Coast Guard.
Tuesday afternoon he was to begin
an automobile trip up Padre Island,
skirting the coast line all the way to
Corpus Christi. The commander in
dicated that the cutur Saranac,
which draws 16 feet, will come Inside
the pass on its next visit to Port
Old Harp Placed
On Display Here
A large concert harp which has
been owned by his family since 1803
has been placed on display at the
Hargis Furniture Company. 222
Elizabeth street, by Lieutenant
Commander W. H. G. Slaymaker.
U. S. N. R.
Tho harp, which was purchased in
London In 1803, is In good condition
and its tone qualities are excellent.
The naval officer obtained the
heirloom In London many years ago
while visiting relatives there.
To Hear Guilty Pleas
Federal Judge T. M. Kennerly will
come here Friday for a one-day term
of court, according to present plans.
Only pleas of guilty in criminal cases
will be heard with no Jury or civil
cases to be considered.
Judge Kennerly opened a regular
term of co*irt In Laredo Monday and
a numbe. of indictments for the
Brownsv ille division were returned
Deput» U. 8. Clerk F. A. Hinojosa
U. S. Probation Officer H. R. Jef
lerds. Customs Patrolman Fergui
Groves. Immigration Inspector H
E. Watkins and U. 8. Commissioner
Carlos G. Watson of Brownsville
were in Laredo for opening of the
regular term.
Local Bar Urges
Texas Pleadings
In Federal Court
The Oameron County Bar Asso
ciation Tuesday in session here
went on record as favoring the use
of Texas pleadings and practioe in
cases at law In federal court#- It
adopted, this would result in Utte
change from the present federal
pleadings and practice In Texas.
The supreme court of the United
States has announoed Its Intention
of making rules prescribing the
manner in which pleadings shall be
drawn and presented In federal
courts in trying cases at law. and
has announced that these rules will
adhere largely to common law.
The supreme court has called on
district judges to make recommend
ations, and the judges have asked
practicing attorneys in their dis
tricts to offer recommendations and
suggestions. Federal Judge T- M.
Kennerly of Houston named F. W.
Sea bury of Brownsville chairman
uf a oommittee in the Brownsville
division, and Beabury in turn named
D. W. Glasscock of Mercedes and
J F. Carl of Edinburg members of
the committee.
This committee has decided to
recommend that Texas pleadings
ana practice, which are baaed on
ccmmon law. be used in federal
court. The bar association’s action
here Tuesday was In keeping with
the recommendation planned by the
Plans for the banquet, to be held
at the Madison hotel In Harlingen
Saturday night, alao were discussed.
The Cameron bar is Inviting the
bars of Hidalgo and Willacy coun
ties to the meeting. Judge John W.
Bickett. chief Justiee of the court
of civil appeals at San Antonio and
Robert W. Stay ton of Austin, a
professor in the University of Tex
as. will be the chief speakers. Plana
for the banquet are being made by
a committee made up of Harry
Carroll of San Benito, chairman;
Lawrence Brady of Brownsville. P.
O. Greenwood of Harlingen, Arthur
Klein of Harlingen and M. J. Mur
ray of Harlingen.
The association also voted 19-12
to institute disbarment proceedings
against a former Harlingen lawyer
who now lives in Dallas
A oommittee which was to draft
a bill allowing taxes to be paid In
obligations of the taxing agency
delayed it# report until constitu
tional angles of the bill could be
honed out.
Rio Hondo Wharvet
Permit Is Sought
(Special to The Herald)
HARLINOEN. April 16. — The
Arroyo Navigation company will ap
ply to the War Department imme
diately for permits to construct
wharves at Rio Hondo, it was
learned Tuesday, and it is expected
that bids for the wharves at Rio
Hondo and the turning basin at
Harlingen will be advertised before
the end of the month.
Permit to conatruct the wharves
at Rio Hondo it another step in
the district's plan to make the
arroyo navigable to small pleasure
boats from a channel at Green
Island up to Harlingen, where a
turning basin for small craft will be
Commissions Received
U. S. Naval Reserve commissions
for four Valley men have been re
ceived here by Lleat. Commander
W. H. G. Slaymaker. U. S. N. R.
The new officers are Lieutenant
| C. C. Stewart of Brownsville, Lieu
tenant H. D. Horgen of McAllen,
Lieutenant Jr. Grade Alfred M. Weir
of McAllen, and Lieutenant Junior
Grade M. L. Ocldsmlth of McAllen.
The naval communication reserve
unit at. McAllen is almost complete,
and the lieutenant commander ia
pushing organization of the Browns
ville unit at present. He has office*
on the fourth floor of the federal
Seizures Increase
Valley customs patrolmen estab
lished something of a record durlmr
March, figures recently complied in
The March seizure reports for the
Valley section included: 3.309 pounds
of beans and corn. 14 automobiles,
176 gallons of liquor, 38 head of cat
tle and last but not least, 57 dozen
I egg*. .
City Briefs
Pett Ptk with Ciro'a choice per
fumes on sale. The Basket Place,
Matamoros, "at course". Adv.
Miss Marie Browne was the guest
of fnends in San Benito over \ie
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Closner and
daughters, Janet and Pauline of
Edinburg spent Sunday here visiting
Mrs. A. Wayne Wood returned
Monday from San Antonio wheie
she has been for several days.
Bring your old oil atove in and
trade 1 or a new one. Brownsville
Mrs. W. W. Todd has returned
frt«i Port Worth and Granuview.
where she was called a month ago
by the illness ol her nother, who is
now much improved.
Complete stock of Tioga yarns.
Representative from factory now
showing hand knitted dresses. Val
ley Office Supply Co., luc., Browns
ville.— Adv*
.Mr. and Mrs. Harold R. McKay,
and two daughters, Doris and Janice,
have returned from San Antonio
where they spent the weekend.
T. B. Bartlett, of Marlin, is a
guest at the Cameron hotel.
Mrs. P. C. Moore of Austin, has
arrived for a short stay in Browns
R. L. Wilson of Galveston is a
Brownsville visitor.
J. L. Leslie, of Mercedes, Valley
councillor for the Boy Scouts, has
been In Brownsville for the past few
J. Broderick, of Waco, is a guest at
the Cameron hotel.
K. W. Ramsay and C. N. Qlaun of
Temple are Brownsville visitors.
Galvanised and copper screen wire
and screen doors.—Orant Lumber

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