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Oumerdndo Casanova of Har
fcjR&en was found guilty of mur
tlerlng Enrique Herrera at Harlin
gen Sept. 4, 1933. by a criminal
district court grand Jury which re
turned Its verdict Tuesday morn
ing. and the defendant's punish
ment was assessed at three years
in the penitentiary. Defense coun
sel gave notice of appeal.
Trial of the case took all Mon
day afternoon, going to the jury
at about 10 p. m.
Casanova pleaded not guilty,
claiming that Austaquto Flores, who
was Jointly Indicted with Casanova,
did the stabbing which resulted
fatally for Herrera. The stabbing
occurred in Casanova'a cafe In
Harlingen when a hurricane was
blowing, according to witnesses.
According to witnesses. Herrera
got Into an argument with other
occupants of the cafe and he was
ordered out of the place by Casa
nova. The witnesses agreed that
Herrera returned and that the
stabbing occurred then, but they
disagreed as to who did the stab
bing. Casanova claimed that
Flores, who received a stab wound,
grappled with Herrera and stabbed
him with a pocket knife. The oth
er witnesses, however, said that
Casanova did the stabbing.
State's witnesses asserted that
Herrera abused the men in the
cafe, and that he became incensed
when Casanova called him a “wet
back'' and ordered him out of the
establishment the first time
After being stabbed, Herrera
Staggered out into the hurricane
and fell in the street. He died soon
Casanova admitted on the stand
that he had previously served s
penitentiary sentence on a charge
of assault with intent to murder.
The defendant stated, however,
that this occurred about 20 years
ago, and that the man he fired up
on hao killed his (Casanovas)
younger brother In San Antonio.
Wednesday E. T. Fagala. well
knuwn San Benito man, is slated
for trial on charges of murdering
his father-in-law, O. R. Daniels
This case, which resulted In a mis
trial prevtoualy, Is expected to at
tract wide attention.
v The Weather
East Texas (east oi lUbUt meri
dian*: Cloudy, local rains m soutn
potuon iuesuay night and Weunes
aay; cooler m nonn portion Tues
day ngnt.
Lugm to moderate easterly winds
on tne coast.
There will be a slight rise in the
river lrom Mercedes down, and no
material change from about Hidaigo
up during the next 24 to 36 hours.
r iUuu riuiut ••
bUigt* biuge cagui si •
Laredo 27 -0.5 0.0 .00
Kio Grande 21 4.8 -1.0 .00
Hidaigo 21 16 r2H .00
Meroeaes 21 o.4 -0.4 .00
Brownsville 18 3.8 rQA .01
High and low tide at foiut Isaue.
Wednesday, under normal meteor
OlOgiCa* CoUUUlOUa
High.3:46 a. m. 2:57 p. m.
Low.9:54 a. m. 9:31 p. m.
Sunset Tuesday . 6.47
fiunnse Wednesday .6:19
Barometric pressure continued rel
atively to moderately low over the
southwest and the plateau region,
fell over the northeastern states, and
rose over the plains and north-cen
tral states since Monday morning.
Except lor light, widely' scattered
Apecipltation the weather was most
ly fair to partly cloudy throughout
the country during the last 24 hours.
Temperatures changed lltte through
out the country, except fell some
what locally in the far northwest, re
sulting in sub-zero readings In por
tions of Montana and the Canadian
northwest Tuesday morning.
Brownsville 8 a. m. <ESf> sea
level pressure 29 84 inches.
(Tim figures, roveti tempernure .ui
Bight, second highest yesterday, third
Wind velocity at 8 a. m . fourth, prec
ipitation in last 34 hours)
Abilene . 52 92 12 .00
Amarillo. 38 82 10 .00
Atlanta . 60 76 .. .00
Austin . 68 90 .. .00
B iston . 38 44 18 .02
BROWNSVILLE ... 68 83 11 01
Br'ville Airport .... 66 84 .. .01
Chicago .. 36 40 12 .00
Cleveland . 34 42 .. .02
Corpus Christ!. 72 80 .. .00
Dallas . 66 90 12 .00
Del Rio . 70 90 10 00
Denver . 18 42 .. .00
Dodge City ... 30 54 14 00
El Pa' 0 . 52 76 12 .00
Pori Smith ... 56 70 .. .00
Houston .. 70 86 .. .00
Jacksonville . 66 86 .. .28
Kansas City. 34 48 .. .00
Los Angeles . 54 62 .. .00
Louisville . 50 64 12 .00
Memphis . 60 68 .. .00
Mumi . 70 84 .. .00
Minneapolis . 24 34 12 .10
New Oceans. 68 84 .. -00
Nort’i >latte. 20 36 .. .00
Oklahoma City .... 46 62 14 .00
Palestine. 66 86 .. .00
Pensacola . 66 74 .. .00
Phremx . 52 82 .. .00
"*t. Louis. 42 52 12 .00
.It Lake city. 42 62 .. .00
kg Antonio ........ 68 t>*' .. .00
i-tita Fe . 34 62 .. .00
iheridan . 8 20 .. .04
Shreveport . 66 86 .. .001
Tampa 70 84 .. .00
Vicksburg . 04 82 .. 00
Washington . 42 46 .. J4
Williston . 8 24 .. .00
Wilmington . 58 74 .. .00
Winnemucca. 38 58 .. .00
Vlatamoros Cotton
Planting Returned
Many farmers on the Mexican
le of the Rio Grande are plant
-g cotton this week following
eavy showers over the week-end.
'cording to reports brought to
orwnsville from resident* of that
rea. ,
Report* here show that rain fell
11 the way do«*n to Tampico, and
hat the drou/i situation is con
iderably relieved.
Very little rain in the area west
A Matamoros was reported.
When A Daughter Needs Consoling
• ••
Louise Fazenda. Irene Hervey. Leo Carrillo In "The Winning Ticket",
showing Tuesday and Wednesday at the Queen Theatre. Brownsville.
A Gav Moment in ‘The Night is Young‘
Herman Bmg. Evelyn Laye. Ramon Novarro In "The Night Is Young",
showing Wednesday and Thursday at the Capitol Theatre, Brownsville.
South Resorts To
Many ‘Tricks’ To
Bar Negro’s Vote
ATLANTA Ga . April 2 UP\—The
device of Tekas democrats exclud
ing negroes from primaries by
party edict which the supreme
rourt upheld is only one of many
novel methods which Dixie has
employed to make their primaries
strictly white.
The United States constitution
guarantees negroes the right of
franchise but southern states have
found many ways to discourage
them from voting in the primaries
and victory in the primary in the
solid south is tantamount to elec
j tion.
In Florida and Arkansas as well
as in Texas the democratic party
restricts the membership to whites
In Georgia, voting by negroee in
the primary "Just isn’t done." It's
a custom here rather than a law.
Louisiana and Mississippi require
persons registering to "interpret"
any portion of the constitution the
registrar may put his finger upon
In the case of negroes, the regis
trar is hard to satisfy
Alabama also requires the pros
pective voter to be able to read
write and understand the constitu
tion The voter also may be a
South Carolina democrat* re
quire both white* and negroes to
read and interpret the constitution
relative to voting qualifications—
and educational qualifications form
an obstacle to participation in Vir
ginia democratic primaries.
Negroes are allowed to vote in
Tennessee primaries.
The majority of the negroes make
no effort to vote in North Caro
lina primaries although there is no
legal barrier
Immediately after enfranchise
ment of negroes the southern
democrats cast about for methods
of confining the primaries to whites
and the present rules represent an
evolution from the reconstruction
da vs.
The Texas legislature tried to
rule out negroes by atatute. The
supreme court threw that out Next
the legislature passed a law giv
ing the state democratic executive
, committee the power to exclude ne
groes. The high court said this
was unconstitutional because the
action was that of the state and
I not the democratic party
Arkansas democrats require vot
ers to be white—and the customary
A Little Pock negro, in a case
similar to the Texas case, ques
tioned the right of the party to
make its exclusive ruling but the
U. S. supreme court held the party
had the right to fix its qualifica
tions for primaries
Florida democrats bar negroes
from membership in their party.
To make the case tighter. Florida
law permits only members of the
party to vote In primaries
I The Georgia democrats have spe
cifically called their party fights
I “the democratic white primary.”
Party leaders said there was no
law to prevent the negro from vot
ing in primaries in this state. The
constitution keeps all general elec
1 tions open to negroes throughout
the south.
Redfish Caught
f8o<*e1al to The Herald >
DEL MAR April 2—The few
fishermen who tried their hand in
i the waters here Monday had good
| luck, catching a number of redfish.
some of them big fellows.
The tide was very low Tuesday
morning, with only a few persons
Monday'* catch Included: K M
Lee of San Benito. 4 reds, one
weighing 10 pounds; T 8. Boyd of
San Benito. 2 reds; B L. Schiabotte
of Brownsville. 7 reds, one weighing
15 pounds; Ralph Melley and Jark
Silver of Harlingen. 15 reds. 2 trout.
1 drum: Rufus Ransome of Browns
ville. 1 red; C. P Morales of
Brownsville. 6 reds; Jack DeWitt
of Oklahoma City, 4 reds.
Laura Wheeler Designs
If you’ve been wondering how to
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fascinating, let these joyful Dutch
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ly In the comers of a teacloth—on
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you’ll be delighted with the result.
If you have already used pattern
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and breakfast nook linens, which is
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Send 10 cents in stamps of coins
(coins perferred) for this pattern
to The Brownsville Herald. Needle -
craft Department, 82 Eighth Avenue,
New York. N. Y.
WASHINGTON. April 1. C*)—
Resentment at remarks by Senator
Robinson of Arkansas, the demo
cratic leader, smouldered Tuesday
among senators who wrote the wage
amendment which has stirred up a
dispute delaying final action on the
$4,800,000,000 work relief bill.
They met to decide whether to re
sign from the conference commit
tee charged with settling congres
sional differences over the measure
Prior to their meeting Senator Glass
<D-Va> asserted that Robinson had
reflected upon the ability of the con
ferees to carry out their duty con
He referred to the Arkansan's as
sertion that it was "regrettable that
the custom has prevailed In the sen
ate of too frequently committing a
bill to Its enemites.’'
At the heart of the controversy be
tween the two southerners was an
amendment which would require
that one-third of the $900,000,000 set
aside In the works bill for loans and
grants to states and local govern
ments be spent directly for labor.
In an effort to eliminate this re
quirement. the house sent the meas
ure back to conference Monday after
hearing that was what President
Roosevelt wanted it to do.
Glass then asserted that he might
decline to serve In a new confer
ence on the measure. If he continued
on the committee, he said, he would
not yield to the administration's de
sire for elimination of the wage
It was indicated that. should Olaas
resign. Senators Hale fR-Maine) and
Keves iR-NH) also would leave the
committee. The possibility that Sen
ator Copeland iD-NY) might resign,
too. was suggested in some quarters
If these four stepped out. new sen
ate conferees would be appointed to
sene with Senator McKellar <D
Tenn) the fifth member of the com
mittee. in the event he decided to
Hidalgo Seems
To Be Opposed
To Tomato Plan
(Social toTh# Hwsldl
McALLEN April 2. — Hidalgo
county tomato grovtrs hav* de
cided against a proposed tomato
marketing agreement as suggested
bv Secretary of Agriculture Henry’
Wallace in Washington as another
affiliate of the Agricultural Ad
justment Administration.
A meeting of growers held at the
McAllen Chamber of Commerce
building resulted In a vote of 14
to 5 against the proposal.
The proposal will be substituted
to growers in the eight-county dis
trict suggested under the proposal
as made public by the AAA in
Washington. Sometime within the
next week, an election will be held
In which growers will be expected
to express their approval or dis
approval of the proposed agree
Brooks county growers, meeting
at Falfurrias last week, approved
the proposal but expressed their
regrets that Duval -county had been
omitted from the tomato-producing
counties listed in the agreement.
The proposal. In brief, provides
for control of tomato marketing by
a tomato control committee, similar
in organization to the Texas Citrus
Control Committee. The tomato
producing section of South Texas
would be divided into districts as
follows: District 1. Cameron coun
ty: District 2. Hidalgo county: Dis
trict 3. Brooks. Zapata. Starr. Wil
lacy. Jim Hogg and Kenedy coun
ties. The committee would be com
posed of three grower-members,
three shipper-members and a sev
enth member chosen by the first
The agreement, according to infor
mation from the AAA. would call
for grading of shipments according
to United States standards and for
certification and inspection by the
Federal-State Inspection Service.
Inferior grades and sizes would be
withheld from the market by the
control committee when deemed
advisable in improving return* to
Port Isabel To Vote
On School Trustees
i By Staff Corre*poRdcnt (
PORT ISABEL April 2— Only
| two of the three Port Isabel school
district trustees whose terms expire
this week are ut> for re-election
Ross Stanley and A F Browder
are seeking re-election but will be
opposed bv J. W Pate. Barrett
Donaho and Kelly C. Wiseman The
three high men will win. H A.
Showers’ term as trustee expired
but he la not seeking re-election.
Voting will take place at the Cen
tral School with Perry Leonard,
manager; Theo. R. Hunt and J. D.
Keene, judges; and James H.
Thompson and Mrs. Jack Allen,
Weslaco Man’s Father
Succumbs In Missouri
(Special to The Her*ld>
WESLACO April 2 —Friends of
J Y. Rohr of Weslaco have been
informed of the death of his father.
Qeorge Rohr, at Perry. Missouri
He was 80 year* old and Is survived
bv the son here and a daughter.
Mrs John Johnson, of Pern
Deceased and wife resided at
Donna for seven year*, locating
there in 1919. They owned propertv
near Edcouch. Mr. Rohr was a
deacon in the Baptist church. His
wife preceded him in death four
years ago.
High Winds Bring
But Little Rain
High winds struck Brownsville and
the Valley Monday night brought
very little rain, reports from the
Brownsville weather bureau Tues
day indicated.
The bureau reported that the
winds reached a maximum velocity
of 33 miles an hour at the office,
but as the blow was very erratic it
is possible the maximum was high
er at other points. Los Fresno
particularly reported high winds,
the bureau reported.
The disturbance was purely local
in nature, and was described as a
i squall.
Huey Decides Now He s
***** *****
Authority on Owls, And
***** *****
Starts Up Demonstration
WASHINGTON. April a.—.AP>—
Senator Huey P. Long completely j
lost himself Tuesday in hie latest
role—that of an old Louisiana
• schootch” owL
It all came out of the latest
controversy stirred up by the King
WARSAW. April S. oP^A hint
that Polish statesmen may propose
strengthening of the League of Na
tions in their talks with Captain An
thony Eden was contained Tuesday
in the Gazetta Polska, whose infor
mation Is regarded as officially in
The visit of the British diplomat,
the organ said editorially, comes at
a time when the European system
based on the Geneva organisation
"begins to shiver."
"One must either modify and for
tify the league or create a new sys
tem.” Gazetta Polska said. ‘The lat
ter proposal is very difficult be
cause such a new plan would have
to be general and elastic to prove
A full day was outlined for Eden,
beginning with preliminary confer
ences with the BriUl h mission. He ,
will lunch with President Ignace
Moscicki and join Marshal Joseph
Pilsudski. the Polish dictator, lor
tea in the afternoon There the
principal discussions for which he
came to Warsaw probably will take
place. Tuesday night Eden was to
dine with Burgomaster Adophe Mux
The British Lord Privy Seal, whose
pilgrimage in the cause of peace has
carried him so far on a 2.500-mile
trip from London to Pans. Berlin and
Moscow, appeared fatigued when he
stepped from his railway coach Mon-;
day night. The entire foreign office ;
staff was on hand to welcome him.
The Gazetta sounded the note of
cordiality which everywhere appear- ;
ed to attend Eden's reception.
“There Is a close bond between
Polish and British foreign policies,”
the organ said “Both countries are
earnestly concerned with stabilizing
peace Both are against groups op
posing one another."
Movie Sidelights
Nights of love, days of laughter,
and the haunting spell of romantic
Vienna are echoed in the remark
able new example of screen enter
tainment created by Oscar Ham
merscein II and Sigmund Rom
berg. creators of Desert Song and
! "New Moon ' This is "The Night
: Ik Young.” glamorous love story of
; Vienna showing Wednesday and
Thursday at the Capitol theatre,
Brownsville, and bringing to the
screen the lovely Eng ash star. Ev e
lyn Lave as a teammate for Ramon
"The Night Is Young” has at last
achieved the problem of blending
'music, drama, comedy and romance
into a perfect and uninterrupted
whole. Its players do not suddenly
burst into song. Its music runs
entirely through the picture, every I
note a vital component part Haunt- I
ing melodies, all introduced by \
clever and novel devices, give it a i
charming continental flavor, and
entrance one from first seen*’ to
final fadeout. It has a gr* B -ng
story, spectacular settings and.
inimitable comedy.
The world's most famous eat
figures In “The Winning Ticket,”
showing Tuesday and Wednesday at
the Queen Theatre. Brownsville.
Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer's hilarious
comedy based on the Irish Sweep
stakes, with Leo Carrillo. Louise
Fazenda and Ted Heaiy heading an
ace comedy cast.
The cat in question is the huge
effigy that la carried through the
Dublin streets on Sweepstakes Day
for good luck. It is twenty feet
high. This and other scenes show
ing in detail the conduct of the
Sweepstakes figure in the fast
moving comedy drama.
Carrillo plays an Italian barber.
Miss Fazenda his Irish wife, and
Heaiy the shiftless brother-in-law.
Carrillo remains in a tangle of
relatives, trials and tribulations
throughout the picture Teaming
him with Miss Fazenda marks a
new type of comedy duo on the
See that none render evil for evil
unto anv man; but ever follow that)
which is good both among your
selves. and to all men.-Thessalon
lans 5:15._
Mrs. J. R. McCausland of Pitts
burgh writes: “I took off 8 lbs. in I
two weeks with Kruschen. I ate as ;
usual and feel fine.” You. too. can ■
safely reduce as Mrs. McCausland j
did if you'll only have a mind of,
your own. Pay no attention to
gosslpers who wouldn’t want to see
you the slender woman you can be
if you’ll only take a half teaspoon
ful of Kruschen Salts in a cup of hot
water every morning, (tastes fine
with Juice of half lemon added).
Kruschen la SAFE—it’s a health
treatment and when your body
abounds with Kruschen fitness—
excess fat leaves. Jar lasts 4 weeks
and costs but a trifle—any drug
Clsnero* Drug Store No. 1 or any
drug store in the world — Adv. i
CanpM* Optical Scrrtea
i — i
fish, the differences between a reg
ular hoot owl and this other kind
of winged mtsmenzer from the Red
R'ver valley of the Senator's boy
hood days—the "scrootch.'’
Huey, in decrying the policies of
two presidents, Herbert Hoover and
Franklm D Roosevelt, compared
the first to a hoot owl and the sec
ond to a • scrooth” owl, explaining
that the hoot boomed Into a chick
en roost when in a raiding mood and
flattened the fat hen of his choice
with one belt, while the ’ scrootch"
owl snuck up coyly, won the chick
en’s confidence with sweet mur
murings. and then proceeded to
devour her.
But farmers out through the
southern states, knowing their owls,
started writing in for more data,
confusing the common screech owl,
which is too little to hunt hens,
with the ‘ scrpoch’’ that Huey used
to wait for nights with a shotgun
across his knees when the winged
raiding parties were out during his
boyhood years.
"Why one of my friends told me
about passing through a small
Kentucky town and seeing ISO peo
ple in the square talking about my
scrooth’ owl," said Huey. That’s
how serious this thing has gotten
to be So I decided to check up on
my owls at the Smithsonian Insti
Check hs did, with the following
"My scrootch’ owl," he said, "is
a member of the family of the great1
homed owl. or bubo vlrgimanua,
and he preys on small animals and
birds, and mind you, has a par
ticular weakness for chicken.
Besides that, his nocturnal criet.
of which I wilt give you an authentic
sample later, frighten the supersti
tious and have even been known to
unnerve the godly. He shrieks ana
yells like an unearthly creature.
Tnen he barks like a dog. a start
ling transition unless you know him
a> we farm boys know him. Last of
all he coos like a dove and that’s
when he's most dangerous—that's
when those cackling fricassees
haven't got a chance.
"Now this owl I'm talking about
inhabits eastern North America
from Florida. Louisiana and eastern
Texas all the way up to Minnesota.
He stands about 14 Inches high. Ftor
the rest of these horned owls there’s
the long eared owl, no relation, the
Arctic homed owl. dusky homeo
owl. eastern horned owl. little ell
owl, pvzmv owl. and the biggest
homed owls, the lapp, snowy, ana
great grey owls."
Huey took another deep breath
and 15 girls, busily engaged with
their typing but with one ear apiece
open to all this explanation, paused
in their work. The senator tossed
back his head and his curls shook.
His turned-up nose pointed at the
ceiling. His arms were locked be.
hind rim. like Napoleon at Ratis
bon. His face was tense From hit
throat started blood chilling noises.
First It was a low. menacing gut
teral. a little auackish like a duck
but more formidable. It was full of
MsRwr many colds
— ' ■ ■
K-J ~~ ^ _ " _ “"U-”
predatory suggestiveness. a feather-!
ed hunter of parts on the proa-1
Then it broke into a series of
staocato barks, that brought the
perspiration to Huey's forehead, and'
dropped the Jaws and popped the
eye* of the staring girl workers
Suddenly it slipped away to the
gentle cooing of a dove, so fetching
so amorous that the girls blushed,
and went back to their typing.
Huey went right on with his coo
ing. He snuggled fetchingly up to a
reporter, pretending the newsman
was a fat. sleepy hen. and he poured
all the feathered eloquence he could
remember at him. In Justice to the
fascinating demonstration tt must
be said that If the reporter had
been a hen. and Huey had been a
acrootch’ owl. he probably could
have wound up eating him all right.
Dentist Opens Office
(Special to The Herald)
MERCEDES. April 2—Dr. Ma
rion A. Childer*. dentist, ha* open
ed an office In the Central Office
building in Mercedes. Dr Childer*
formerly practiced dentistry. Be
fore coming to the Valley he was a
resident of Belton. Texas.
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