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dosing of All General
Motor Shops by Last
Of Week Hinted As
13.000 Out of Work
DETROIT. May 1.—OPv—The fed
eral government sent lta ace medi
ator, Edward F. McGrady, Into the
t'oubLp zone of the giant automo
bile Industry Wednesday to cope
with strikes and threats of strikes
which have already affected more
than 13.000 employes of General
Motors Corporation subsidiaries.
Arriving in Detroit Tuesday night
by plane on orders from Secretary
Perkins, McGrady set up temporary
headquarters in Detroit, denied him
self to interviewers and protested
that his mission was secret.
Facing McGrady, labor leaders
and automobile manufacturers was
tnis situation:
Situation Outlined
1— The Chevrolet Motor Co., plan,
in Toledo was idle with 2,300 work
ers affected by what labor leaders
described as the key strike precipi
tated last week by disagreements
over wage proposals.
2— The Fisher Body Co., plant in
Cleveland was closed down affect
ing 9,000 workers. Louis dpisak. la
bor leader, said the men would not
return to work “until the Toledo
strike is settled."
3— Chevrolet and Fisher plants in
Cincinnati were idle with 2,300 work
irs out on what described as a sym
pathy strike w it $ Toledo workers.
4— T. N. Taylor, American Fed
eration of Labor organizer in Toledo
predicted all General Motors plants
will be closed by Friday.
5— Unrest reported in Buick and
Fisher plants in Flint, Mich., with
jjjutcf-~i and the management
C»Wkding a closed conference over
two days.
Highest Hour Rate
Coincident with the labor devel
opments and the dispatch of Mc
Grady to the automobile labor field,
the motor car manufacturers issued
two statements, one coming from
Alvan MaCauley, president oi Pack
ard Motor Car Co., and head of the
Automobile Manufacturers’ asso
It was a letter to Donald Rich
berg, chairman of the National
industrial Recovery board, suggest
, j ig the 40 week limit for autqmo
F it workers be relaxed to enable
weekly earnings to approximate
those of 1929. MaCauley pointed out
that present hourly rates were the
highest in the industry’s history.
William E. Knudsen, executive
V*e president of the Chevrolet Mo
tor Co., issued a statement declar
ing the Toledo strike a “regrettable
occurrence.’’ Knudsen said It was
•simply due to the attempt of the
A F of L. local in the plant U>
dominate 2.350 employes.
Flashes of Life
(By The AMOCiated Pnhuj
Cow or Ox?
OSKALOGSA. la.—‘'Any cow is
an ox if it'll stay hitched and pull
a load. ' said Mark and Marion
Thomas. 14-year-old Ctekaioosa
twins. So they copied an oaken
yoke that had traveled to Cali
fornia and back during the gold
rush of 49 fitted it cm the necks
oi two yearling calves in the
torn** cow lot, and trained them
pull a wagon.
The calve*. Huckleberry and
Bonnie, haul wood from the tim
ber. grain to the feed lot and aft
er school, a wagon load of boys,
with Mark and Marion on the
Whither Bound?
CHICAGO—You're here, but
where are you?
That* the problem cab drivers,
messenger boys and delivery men
face in Chicago, said their bosses
who met Tuesday to see what could
be done about cutting down the
I wear and tear on auto tires, "bike
i pedals and shoe soles. They decid
ed to ask the city council to re
name some 300 streets because the
present titles are duplicated or
very nearly the same as the names
I of other streets.
The Right PUce
MILWAUKEE.—As he sped
i down a street in pursuit ol a
motorist, Officer Walter Kohl
man was pitched from his motor
cycle. Shaking off his daxe. he
looked up at a street sign. It read:
-f Palling Heath Place.*
\ Indian Hunt
CHICAGO—The police kept a
' sharp eye Wednesday for cowboys
I and Indians.
They figured the "redskins and
K cattle chasers would be wearing
■some of the "600 pounds" of cow
f boy and Indian suits riding boots,
F hats, top pistol*, tomahawks and
I feathered head pieces stolen from
a parked automobile Tuesday
night. _ _
* The car had been driven here
* by Robert Paterson, a San Fran
j cisco salesman, who left it on the
t street while visiting friends.
Funeral Rites Held
For Mrs. Ellen Beard
(Special to The Herald)
McALLEN. Tex.. May 1—Funeral
I services were held from Kretdler
(Chapel at four o’clock Tuesday aft
. emoon for Mrs. Ellen Beard. 67,
* rifucf Thomas W. Beard, who died
1st family home on Ware Ff>ad
Isattjt'av night.
i> Rev. H. W. Shirley, pastor of the
{First Baptist church of McAllen.
! conducted the last services, which
I were followed by interment in
, Roselawn Cemetery here. Rev.
Shirley was assisted by Rev. Le
if Grand Pace, pastor of the First
Christian church.
Surviving are her husband, a
lughter, Mrs. Jim Day. and a son,
• Beard, all of McAllen; a sis
, Mrs. Will Foulk of Potwln,
; and a brother. S. R. Thom
of Wellington, Kansas. The
mily came to McAllen about sev
years ago from Kansas and was
known in the sommunity.
Keller Teacher Near Blindness
Unless operation shortly to be performed is successful, Mrs. Anne Sulli
van Macy, world famous teacher of blind Helen Keller, will herself be
plunged into total blindness. Miss Keller (left) now is the comfort of the
woman who was ner “eyes’* far so many years. They are shown i n j> ho to.
Sam McKenzie Low Bidder
On General Contract For
New Schoolhouie
Bids totaling $25,242.94 for con
struction of a modern school for
the Villanueva district tentatively
were accepted here Tuesday after
noon. The bids are subject to ap
proval of PWA engineers in Fort
The general contract went to S
W. McKenzie of Brownsville on a
bid of $21,163. Other bidders in-|
eluded Ramsey Brothers of Harlin
gen $22,598 and Blythe & Staats of
Harlingen $21,240.67.
Hayden Hays of Brownsville was
awarded the electrical contract on
a bid of $625 Star Electric Co. en
tered a bid of $685 for this work
The McCarthy Plumbing Com
pany of Harlingen was awarded
the plumbing contract on a bid of
$1650. Hays entered a bid of
$1,725 for this contract.
The equipment contract .went to
the Bickley School & Church Fur
niture company on a bid of $1,804.94
although it was not low. Members
o 1 the district board expressed the
opinion that the furniture offered
by the Bickley company was the !
best buy even at the higher figures, i
Other bidders in this field included
the American Desk Manufacturing
Co.. $1,775.05 and the Delta Office
Supply Co.. $1.77813.
It will be 15 or 20 days before
the construction job can be begun
due to the fact that approval must
come from the Fort Worth office
of the PWA.
The school will be one story and
of mission style architecture. The
reinforced concrete and tile build
ing will include six class rooms,
two of which can be converted in
to an auditorium, rest room, clinic
room, principal’s office superin
tendent’s office, and book room.
The building was designed by Ben
V. Proctor of Brownsville. The gen
eral contract also calls for con
struction of water and sewage sys
The Villanueva district school
was destroyed by the hurricanes,
and considerable delay has been
encountered in building the new
school. A technical error was found
m the first bond issue voted, and
it had to be voted over before the
bonds were acceptable to the
PWA. The first time bids were
called, the totals were too high and
bids were called a second time.
The district is furnishing $19,000
in bonds and is being given a PWA
grant of approximately $7,572.
bringing cost of the project to ap
proximately $26,572.
Raymond Hamilton, condemned
gunman, still has hopes of escap-;
lng death in the electric chair, his
mother said, after a visit to the
death cell Tuesday.
Convicted of the slaying of Ma
jor Crowson, guard, in a prison
break. Hamilton has been sen
tenced to die May 10. His mother.
Mrs. Steve Davis, came here from
Austin where she had pleaded with 1
Governor James V. Allred to com
mute the sentence td life imprison
"He said that he was feeling
fine,’’ she said after the 15-min-;
ute visit, "and that he still had
hopes <>f escaping the chair.'*
"I suppose I gave Austin report-1
ers the wrong opinion, leading
them to believe I thought Ray
mond had never done anything
wrong.” Mrs. Davis said.
"But he has. I know it. My con
tention to Governor Allred in ask
ing that his death sentence be
commuted was that he never kill
ed anybody."
She said she planned to see her
son again before the execution
date. She was accompanied here by
the Rev. Eddie Clayton, Dallas
minister, who appeared before
Governor Allred with her.
Mrs. Davis said the governor
had promised to give the case'
careful consideration.
(Special to tu- ritTHini
SAN ANTONIO. May 1.—A mo
tion for Issuance of a court mandate
without payment of costs was grant
ed by the oour of civil appeals here
Wednesday In the case of George
E Aschbacher Jr., vs. Ponton-Brown
Clinic hospital Inc. of Edinburg.
Motions for rehearing in two Hi- I
dalgo county civil cases were over- i

Northwest Well of Shelly
Oil Company Flows
(Special to The Herald)
MISSION. May 1.—Another new
producer was added to the steadily
expanding Sam ford yce field of
south western Hidalgo County as
three other tests were being com*
pie ted and another was coring the
Ths field’s northwest outpost,
Skelly Oil Company’s No. E-2 Sea
bury et al, in the southwest corner
of the west 24 acres of the west 48
acres of the north 78 acres of the
southeast 166 9 acres of Tract 256,
Forcion 38. about 4.200 feet north
west of discovery, was completed as
ihe field's 59th flowing producer
Tuesday after being successively
Jetted. lubricated and swabbed be
fore finally flowing. The test will
be turned into the tanks as soon as
a small amount of sand showing in
the flow clears up. Production is
from sand at 2,802.5-08 feet through
4-inch tubing cnoke under tubing
working pressure of 100 pounds and
closed-in casing pressure of 310
pounds. The completion extended
production in the field about 600
feet northwest.
Skelly is expected to start work
shortly on its No. A-I Seabury et al.
about 400 feet west of the No. E-2
Seabury. Location is 198 feet from
the east and 230 feet from the south
lines of the east 12 acres of the
west 42 acres of the north 120 acres
of the south 263.8) acres of Tract
256, Portion 38, about 4.500 feet
northwest of discovery. Pat Ruther
iord has the contract.
On the west edge of production
C E. Smith-Prank Dayvaults No. 1
Seabury et al. in the northeast cor
ner oi the south 20 acres of the
west 42 90 acres of the southeast
131.70 acres of tract 256. portion 38,
about 3.750 feet northwest of dis
covery. is still cleaning and show
ing considerable oil through 4-inch
tubing choke under tubing working
pressure of 70 pounds from sand at
2.813-15 feet
In the southeast section of the
field, Ben G. Barnett’s No. I Mis
souri Pacific, on the Missouri Pa
cific Railway right-of-way and 500
feet east of the west line of porcion
41. about 5.500 feet east of discov
ery. is cleaning slowly through 4
lnch tubing choke under tubing
working pressure of 80 pounds with
no guage on casing. The test has
sand at 2,752-56 feet.
M’Donald Stays
Put on Lambast
Of German Acts
LONDON. May 1. Prime
Minister Ramsay Mac Donald de
clared in the house of commons
Wednesday that an article he wrote
iast week lambasting Germany re
flected the opinion of the British
The article was printed in the of
ficial news letter of the labor party
and especially denounced Germany
for Its rearmament in the air. Mac
Donald said he personally consider
ed that its publication was in the
public s interest.
Mac Donald’s statement came
shortly after Sir Bolton Eyres Mon
sell first lord of the admiralty, had
told the house that Germany would
have its first submarine since the
World War ready for action within
six months.
In explanation of his article, which
was received with unfriendly com
ments in Germany, the prime minis
ter said:
“The government’s views on the
effect of Germany's recent action as
regards military planes, both as to
methods and amounts, has been ex
pressed at Stresa and Geneva and in
dicated In the commons In speeches
both by the foreign secretory and
myself. The article Is substantially
on the lines of those statements
and does represent the views of the
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Farmers of Southwest Hope
That May Will Break
Long Drougth
SPRINGFIELD. Cdo., May 1. (AP)
—Farmers In the southwest dust
area tore another page from the
calendar Wednesday and hoped
that May would bring rain.
For the past two motnhs dust
storms have swept over the drought
stricken "bowl” resulting in dis
comfort. distress and illness. Rain
would settle the dust and enable
fanners to start planting . spring
Albert Evans, in charge of Red
Cross relief headquarters at Lib
eral. Kas., estimated that “at least
30“ persons have died within the
oast two weeks from diseases ag
gravated by the blowing silt and
sand He said there had been nine
deaths in Baca county, Colorado;
six in southwestern Kansas and
Lve in the Oklahoma panhandle.
Twenty one new patients were
admitted to the emergency hospi
tals here and at Walsh. C/.o„ as a
new dust gale, described as the
worst of the season" rolled over
the sector. Twenty cases of “dust
pneumonia” were reported at Tex
homa on the Oklahoma-Texas line.
Residents of Prairie Center, a
small community near here, have
set next Sunday as a time to offer
prayers for rain and have asked
the nation to join them.
Although the chances growing
any crops are growing smaller every
aay, farmers in the section have
not abandoned hope.
Ben Mo6ser. who has fanned
near here for many years, said
Wednesday that he and fellow
farmers still can grow feed crops
ol maize, com and other grains “if
we Just get rain in two or three
Optimism still lingered in the
Oklahoma panhandle. Residents
of Guymot went ahead with plans
for the big annual celebration to
commemorate the settling of the
(ountry and insured the festival
lor $2,000 against rain amounting
to more than two tenths of an inch.
Near Dalhart. Tex., farmers pool
ed their funds to buy explosives
with which ( to bombard promised
clouds in an effort to produce rain.
(8pedal to The Hmld)
AUSTIN, May 1.—Governor All
red has hope the legislature will act
on several of the major measures on
its calendar before it adjourns.
These include the public utility
regulation bill, in the senate final
agreement on submission cf liquor
repeal, final agreement on the gas
wastage bill which has passed both
houses, action on the $60,000,000,
federal-financed state-profit natur
al gas pipeline, constitutional
amendments to carry on relief.
•several important tax measures. ’
and the bracket of needed labor
statutes given & special setting in the
house and already passed the senate.
He was confident of final agreement
on the state department of safety, or
state police, law.
Governor Allred did not specify
which of several new tax bills he
wants. He has backed the efforts
of Rep. J Franklin Spears to increase
the tax on sulphur from 75 cents
!>er ton.
Governor Allred believed the law
makers would stay on beyond the
May 7 adjournment date specified
by the house but not made effective
for lack of senate action.
Several senators have expressed
the opinion the senate will hold
over from May 7 to at least the end
of the week following, or May 18.
and possibly longer.
Lulac Carnival
Ready for Crowd
<8oect»l to The H»*rmld)
HARLINGEN. May 1.—A seven
dav carnival of the League of
United Latin American Citizens
will open here Wednesday, the
carnival being conducted to raise
funds for the entertainmc* of
5000 visitors expected at the na
I tional Lulac convention here June
1 and second.
A feature of the celebration and
j carnival here this week and next
; will be crowning of a Lulac queen
on May 6. with Misses Stella Mar
tinez and Minnie Lozano represent
ing Harlingen in the competition.
Supt. E C. Dodd of the Browns
ville Junior college will speak at
the national convention in June on
The Latin American Child.”
A number of other well known
speakers will be on the program.
war department Wednesday award
ed a contract for dredging Galves
ton channel. Texas, to the Sanders
Dredging Co., New York City, for
$155,654. __
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Threat of War Is
Sounded by Soviet
In May Day Speech
(By Th« Associated Press)
The greatest military demonstra
tion in the history of soviet Rus
sia at Moscow, holiday speeches
throughout Germany, a bombing
in Vienna, rioting in France, and
widespread police precautions against
possible disturbances m the United
States marked May Day through
out the world Wednesday.
In Moscow spokesmen delivered
somber warnings of Impending war,
while nearly 700 military planes
droned over Red Square and the
massive red army passed In review.
Klementy Voroshilofi. soviet com
missar for defense, told Russian
workers that war “hangs like a
heavy cloud over humanity,” and
he assured his comrades and told
the world that “if war is imposed
upon us, the enemy'will get acquaint
ed with our red army.
“They must not reproach thenv
Mercedes New
Piggly Wiggly
To Hold Opening
(Special to The Herald)
MERCEDES, May 1.—Everything
Is in readiness for the formal open
ing of the Mercedes Piggly Wiggly
store Friday and Saturday in the
new building now occupied by the
store which has been a part of the
business life of Mercedes for the
past 10 years.
Joe Lamberton. manager of the
store since Its first day of opera
tion, stated Wednesday that all
Mercedes is invited to the formal
opening to help Piggly Wiggly cele
brate Its removal into quarters twice
as large as those formerly occupied.
The store is now In the Evans build
ing. formerly occupied by the old Rio
Grande Hardware and Machinery
company, and has flow space of 50
xl60 feet, twice as large as the ter
mer location.
H. E Butt, president of the Pig
gly Wiggly Butt company, stated
Wednesday that the removal of Pig
gly Wiggly into larger Mercedes
quarters comes at a happy time, just
when Mercedes Is rejoicing in the
successful completion of the Union
Sulphur well. "Piggly Wiggly Is go
ing forward with Mercedes.” Mr.
Butt said.
• Special to The Herald)
PHARR. May 1.—The Pharr-San
Juan-Alamo High School Home
Economics Department won two
first places, one second, and the
grand award as third runner-up in
the dll round Group A Division of
the Homemaking Education rally
at Corpus Christi recently.
Josephine Walker. Cathrvne Mel
ton, and Jacwie Roe nf reserv'd
the high school, sponsored by Miss
Retha Sanders who is head of the
department here.
selves if that acquaintance is dis
tasteful." he added.
Germany Parades Troops
Prom the tomb of Lenin, Joseph
Staun, the dictator, reviewed the
display of squat, rumbling tanks,
the heavy bombing and light pur
suit planes, fleet armored cars,
lumbering field guns, anti-aircraft,
and endless waves of Infantry that
surged past the reviewers' stand.
From all parts of Germany, con
spicuously from the newly acquired
Saarland, Germans went to Berlin
to celebrate the "day of national
Chancellor Adolf Hitler told more
than 1,000,000 workers assembled at
Templehof airfield that although
"foreign nations may offer me
whole continents, I would rather
be the poorest citizen here."
Storm troopers, military bands,
legions of soldierly Hitler youth,
and other features of the new Ger
many contributed to the festival
In a brief address to youth org
anizations, Hitler said in part, "In
greeting you I greet the Germany
of peace, but also of courage."
Austrian Bombing
Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph
Goebbels hailed the sun piercing
the snow clouds over Berlin as
"Hitler weather.” Snow fell soon
after he completed his remarks.
May Day exercises in Munich, the
city of Hitler's first political fail
ures and success, were cancelled
ostensibly because of bad weather
but in reality because so few work
ers appeared at rallying points.
Dr. Johann Thanhofer, a high
official of the Austrian chancellery,
lo&t his legs in a bomb explosion
Tuesday night in Vienna. The gov
ernment isued pardons to 600 minor
political offenders.
A detective was slain and five
others were wounded in rioting at
Bagnolet, France. Tuesday night,
after communists tried to force
their way into a rightist political
London and Tokyo had quiet dem
U. g. Takes Precautions
Police Commissioner Lewis J.
Valentine in New York assigned j
more than MOO police to May Day
cuty and announced that he ex
pected no trouble from more than
100,000 persons expected by May Day
celebration authorities to march in
the city's parade.
San Franciscos May Day Interest
centered around the mass demon
stration of Ray Morency, who was
killed in the Stockton warehouse
men's strike. Seven thousand union
members were expected to march.
Other demonstrations planned for
the Pacific coast were to be held
in Spattle by the Unemployed Citi
zens’ league, in Spokane by the All
Workers union. International Work
ers of the World, and socialists, and
another parade, communistic, up
San Francisco's Market street.
Fifty officers were assigned to
patrol demonstration points In Los
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United States In Preliminary
Talk With Nazis On
Commerce Treaty
many and the United States, an au
thoritative force said Wednesday,
are conducting preliminary negotia
tions for a new “treaty of friend
ship and commerce'' to replace (me
that will end next October U.
Germany has announced her in
tention of terminating the old treaty
on that date. The aim in the pres
ent talks, as described here. Is to
prevent havoc In every day commer
cial relations which the absence of a
treaty might cause.
The pact will mark a wide de
parture from an American policy, for
It la said that it will not contain the
“most-favored-nation'' clause. Such
a clause Is contained in the old
treaty. Under It Germany and the
United States agreed to give each
other's products ss favorable treat
ment as they accorded the goods of
any other nation.
The old treaty was proclaimed on
October 14. 1925. and has governed
all commercial relationships between
the twc nations since.
The German ambassador. In de
nouncing the treaty last October,
said the step was forced on the
reich by her economic condition, and
was the only alternative to violation
of the pact.
The new treaty must be ratified 1
by the senate. It has no connection
with the reciprocal trade treaties be
ing negotiated with a list of coun
tries. These do not require senate
• • * * ■ *
* * • * *
(Special to Ths Herald)
SAN BENITO. May L — Mat*
Hart, the Oennan spy about whoa
a legendary cloak of romance has
been woven, oould worm the deep
est military secrets‘from men but
still she was almost worthless to
the Oermans because she was too
dumb to get the Information to
Maj. H. E. Puller, of San An
tonio In a talk to Valley Reserve
officers Monday night on "Military
Intelligence" digressed to the ex
tent of telling an anexlote about
the woman.
The Javanese dancer so fascin
ated men with her sensuous beau
ty that she had little difficulty In
getting Information. But It was
her clumsiness In cor.tnunlcatinf
ihl* information that soon gave her
away to the French counter es
pionage system. She fled to Spain
but was brought back, court mar
tialed and sentenced to be shot.
So firm was she In her belief
that she could charm away even
death that she put on her most
lovely headdress and ornaments
on the morning of her execution.
She threw a beautiful cloak around
Iter shoulders. As the soldiers rais
ed their rifles for the fatal volley,
she let the cloak slip to the ground
but the loveliness of her body fail
ed to stop the steel jacketed French
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