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An immediate canvass of Browns
ville property to determine the
amount of repair work needed and
the potential number of new homes
is to be conducted by the allied
building trades of the city, it was
decided at a meeting at the cham
ber of commerce rooms Monday
The 75 men present, all connected
with the building and material in
dustry of the city, decided to hold
another meeting at the chamber of
commerce at 7:30 o’clock Thursday
night. At this meeting teams to
conduct the canvass will be named
and other details of the move work
ed out
Monday night's meeting was called
to hear Thomas H. Jarrell, special
representative of the Federal Hous
ing administration from Washing
ton, explain the various details of
the workings of the administration's
housing and repair drive
Mr Jarrell emphasized the need
of mere homes, of repair and re
modeling of homes, and of a close
cooperation with the national ad
ministration in its effort to put
men to work
Manner in which the recently or
ganized Brownsville Federal Build
ing and Savings association will help
home ownership and home repair
waa discussed by Robin Pate, vice
president of the organization.
Title 1 of the Federal Housing act
was explained by Ben Proctor, who
brought out the loans under this
title are character loans for remod
eling and repair, for sums of less
than $2,000.
H. L. Siokeley explained the man
ner in which insured loans on first
mortgages for sums of $2,000 and
more are made under Title 2 of the
Need for the survey to be made of
building needs in the city was
stressed by several speakers who
pointed out that such surveys have
Just been completed in many Texas
cities, including San Antonio and
in Harlingen here in the Vailey
Hundreds ol homes in need of re
pair were found in the course of the
Harlingen survey, it was stated.
Information gathered by the sur
vey will be used for statistical pur
poses and Brownsville residents will
be under no obligations to any one,
it was pointed out as the coopera
tion of the community was urged.
(Continued from Page One)
arriving early Wednesday morning.
Sheriff West. Chief Investigator
A J. Goetz and a squad of depu
ties rushed to the transient bureau
with the Valley officers and cap
tured McAlester before he was
conscious of their arrival.
Under questioning by Sheriff
We6t. McAlester readily agreed to
make a written statement
It appeared at noon Wednesday
that full particular concerning the
slaying of Percy A Calkins would
not be known until the Valley of
ficers returned to Edinburg with
James D McAlester. who confessed
to Calkins murder Wednesday
morning at San Antonio.
A special representative of The
Herald at San Antonio wired this
newspaper Wednesday morning of
the confession said that McAlester
stated he killed Calkins Saturday
instead of Sunday as carried in As
sociated Press dispatches.
The San Antonio correspondent a
version of the confession follows:
McAlester. tn his statement, said
he left the transient bureau at San
Antonio Tuesday, March 26. and
went to Houston, where he pur
chased the weapons for the pur
pose of pulling a Job.
Near Alice. Calkins gave him a
ride Saturday, according to his
story. While riding with the sales
men. McAlester said, he decided to
hold him up.
He said he tried to make Calkins
stop the car. but that the salesman
at first refused Later Calkins did
stop, the statement read, and leap
ed from the machine.
While Calkins was running. Me- |
Alester shot him. according to the
statement. The statement then
said McAlester pulled Calkins back
into the automovile and drove to a
side road near Edinburg, where he
disposed of the body after robbing
It of $7.65 and jewelry.
McAlester's statement placed
Calkins slaying at about 5:30 p. m ,
Saturday on the highway between
Falfurrias and Edinburg McAles
ter turned off the highway, his
statement said, toward Raymond
ville. meanwhile picking up a’ hitch
hiking carnival worker who was
looking for a show. Proceeding to
Sebastian, they inquired about the |
show, and learned that It was at
Rio Hondo. The two drove on to
Rio Hondo, according to the state
ment. where the carnival worker
stopped and McAlester slept In
Calkins’ automobile Saturday night.
McAlester drove to San Antonio
Sunday, according to the state
(Continued from Page One)
pointment bv the city commission.
His vote was 550 against Harlev E.
Jackson 412. and Charles D. Tur
ner 47. Horace Etchison. V. E. Cook.
E. E. Guerra, and John Collavo were
elected city commissioners. Etchison
led the ticket with 952 votes. The
vote was. Cook 655. Guerra 598. Col
lavo 582. Other candidates received
votes as follows: J. A Frisbv 571 T
W. Kelly 459. and Amado Vela Jr..
13®. Etchison and Cook, seeking re
election. headed the ticket.
Edinburg—Mavor E. A. Brown was
re-elected to office here by a vote
of 563 votes against 338 foe Dr.
C. J. Hamme. and 13 for T M Hart
man. W. P. Smith received 546 votes,
and C. A. Liljestrand 525 votes in
the race for commissioner, and were
elected. Jack Homer received 385
votes, and C. C Rougeou. seeking re
election. received 335 votes
Mercedes—Dr. E. G. Smith and Dr.
D. L. Heidrick were unopposed as
candidates for re-election to Ve two
eommieisoner posts filled in the
election here Tuesday, and receiv
ed 152 and 133 votes, respectively.
L Airliner in Test for Transpacific Service
Route indicated in map was laid out for airliner to give it test under conditions approximating those on
route it’ll take in opening transpacific passenger service, with crew composed of (left to right) Edwin
Musick, chief pilot; R. 0. D. Sullivan, pilot; Vic Wright, engineer; Fred Noona, navigator; EL R. Cana
da*. co-Dilot: W. T. Jarbo. Jr- radioman
LOS ANGELES. Apnl 2. How
ultra-modem wile swapping brought
on an old fashioned list fight be
tween the male principals in the
Emerson-Sewell divorce tangle, star
tled Beverly Hills socialites Tues
Displaying two puffed hands, Wal
ter Emerson former actor and
writer, told a story of a violent en
counter in which he said he knocked
down Barton W. Sewell, his erst
while sportsman-friend, "four or five
Sewell's version was that Emer
son had hit him with a gun.
They fought Monday on the dnve
way of the home of Mrs. Jane Sholu
Emerson, estranged wife of Emer
son. and her mother, Mrs. Blanche
Sholu. formerly of Denver.
Mrs. Shoitz was named custodian
of the three Emerson children sev
eral weeks ago when Judge Ben Lind
sey figuratively threw up his hands
in disgust and denied sensational
counter divorce petitions sought by
the Emersons.
Relating his version of the fight,
Emerson said:
*T had gone over to my hpuse to
see my kiddies. My oldest boy, Wally,
had telephoned that no one was
home except the children and the
“As I was leaving the house, a
limousine drove up with Sewell at the
wheel, my wife at his side and her
mother in the rear seat.
“After explaining the purpose of
my visit I pleaded with my wife and
Sewell to stop going around with
each other. I pointed out that eve.
though we were separated and both
still desired a divorce, she is still my
wife and owed it to our children to
stop # ring Sewell.
“Sewell laughed at my pleas and
made several uncomplimentary re
marks. He insisted he would go with
my wife until she turned him dow n.
“Then Sewell leaped out of the car
and started swinging his fists. I saw
red. Today I am only conscious of his
face leering at me. I just kept swing
ing until I came to my senses.”
Sewell’s story, given through hi
attorney. Jay Rinehart, was:
“Emerson tried to shoot me but
the gun jammed. He struck me over
the head with the gun and that’s the
manner in which I was hurt I final
ly succeeded In taking the gun away
from him”
Police, summoned by neighbors, ar
rived about this time but no re
port was made of the altercation.
What The
Is Doing
AUSTIN. Apnl 2 t4*i—A minor
ity of the senate Tuesday blocked
a change in rules to abandon exec
utive sessions for consideration of
governor s nominees.
The vote of 15 to 12 on adoption
of a proposed rule lacked five
votes of the necessary two-thirds
affirmative majority.
Agnation for a change In rules
concerning executive sessions grew
out of publication by a newspaper
of the roll call on confirmation of
District Judge Sarah T. Hughes
of Dallas.
The rules committee recom
mended a change to permit publi
cation of the roll call on nomina
tions, without revealing debate
in executive sessions. That plan
was altered, 14 to 11, to permit a
senator to state reasons for hia
vote while a proposal to make
sessions secret to the extent sena
tors would not know how others
voted was killed. 11 to 12.
The "unde open session” proposal
of Senator Tom DeBerry of Bo
gat a won the first test. 14 to 11,
and was substituted for the com
mittee draft, 15 to 10.
“Don't do anything childish Just
because you got irritated once,"
counselled Senator Clint Small of
Amarillo before the final vote. Ha
arguel a free discussion of merits
of nominees was essential and an
open session would hinder it
“This will probably bring a
showdown, and it will be repealed
argued a free discussion of menu
T. J. Holbrook of Galveston. *7
have concluded it is the best wajr
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Car lot shipment* of enure United
States reported Tuesday, April 2:
Grapefruit: Arts 8. CaUf 7, Fla 86.
Texas 13. total US 114 cars.
Oranges: Calif 278, K* 94. total
US 372 cars.
Mx Citrus: Calif 5, Fla 24. total
US 29 cars.
Beans: Fla 62. total US 62 cars.
Beets: New York 1, Texas 3, total
! US 4 cars.
Cabbage: Calif 15. Fla 45. New
York 2. So Car 25. Wise 5, total US
92 cars.
Carrots: Anz 3 Calif 33. Mich 1,
New York 9. Texas 11. total US 57
Mx Vegetables: Calif 34. Fla 25. So
Car 10. Texas 16, others 9. total US
94 cars.
Onions: Mich 22. New York 9,
Ore 5. Texas 4. total US 40 cars.
Peas: Calif 11, Fla 1, total US 12
Potatoes: Fla 17, Ida 146. Maine
221. Mich 47. Minn 43. New York 17.
Wash 32. Wise 124, others 92, total
i US 709 cars.
Spinach: Texas 30. Va 22 total US
52 cars.
Tomatoes: Fla 88 total US 88 cars.
Cuba 39. Mexico 19
Lower Rio Grande Valley ship
ments forwarded Wednesda> morn
ing. April 3:
Grapefruit 13. Mx Vegetables 11.
Carrots 8. Beets 3. Beets and Car
rots 3. Onions 2 Parsley 5. total 45
cars. Total to date this season—Cit
rus 4577. Vegetables 5323. Mx Citrus
Ac Vegetables 33. total 9933 to same
date last season—Citrus 1807. Vege
tables 8095 Mx Citrus and Vege
tables 28. total 9894 cars.
Represenative prices paid by
truckers for Valley citrus and vege
tables. April 2:
Grapefruit: Boxes US Comb 1.50
1 65; US No. 2s 1.35-1.50. Bus US No.
2s 65-75c. Unclassified 50-80c. Lbs
Andrew W. Mellon disclosed Tues
day at his income tax hearing that
he was offered the post as ambas
sador to the Court of St James sev
eral weeks before he resigned as
secretary of the treasury in 1932.
The disclosure came a* Robert
H. Jackson, chief counsel for the
government tn its effort to collect
S3 089,000 additional tax on Mellon's
1931 income, started his second
days cross examination of the fi
Jackson began aelune into the
sale of several blocks ol stock bs*
Mellon in 1931 to his daughter's
Ascalot company, a holding concern.
There were two transactions and
Mellon said he thought there was
a day or two Intervening between
their discussion of these while he
was in Pittsburgh sometime in De
cember. 1931.
“How many days were vou In
Pittsburgh?” Jackson asked.
"I don't recall. It.was approach
ing the time I was going abroad."
Mellon replied.
The financier’s resignation from
the treasury was not announced
until 1932.
“Did you know in December that
you were going abroad?” Jackin
Lockheed Electra To
Be Displayed Here
DALLAS. April 2. OP— The first
of seven new Lockheed Electra
transport planes to be put in ser
vice on the Brownsville-Chicago
line of Branlff Airways this spring
was landed at the Love field hi re
Tuesday. It was piloted by R. C
Shrader, operations manager, who
said the plane will be put In service
in about three weeks.
One of the new Lockheed Electra
planes of the Braniff lines will be
In Brownsville on exhibition at the
Pan-American airport Monday, Apnl
8. according to Les Mauldin, local
representative of the company.
The plane will make several flights
over the city with city officials and
others as guests, it was announced.
The electro-chemical impulses
by which nerves carry messages
from one part of the body to an
other have been found to travel at
the rate of 400 feet a second,
in sacks US No. 2s 1.00-1.15. Unclassi
fied 75-90c.
Oranges: Bus US No 2s 1 65-1 85.
Unclassified 126-160.
Beans Bu hampers 1 50-1.75, best
mostly 1.75.
Beets: Per dot bunches 25-30
Cabbage: Bulk per ton few best
$70-75. poorer lower
Carrots: Per doz bunches 16-18c;
half crates 65-85c.
Greens: Per doz bunches around
Onions 50-lb sacks Yellow Ber
mudas $2-2.50. Crystal Wax $275
Potatoes: Bliss Trnimps US No. Is
14 in mm 50-lb sacks mostly $1 50
Squash: Bushel baskets white 1 35
1 50. yellow 1.50-1.65.
Parsley: Bu crates 90r-81 00
Turnips Per doz bunches 25-30c
CHICAGO. April 3. (An — With
] Ijverpool quotations stronger than
expected wheat prices here aver
aged a little higher early Wednes
day. Southern hemisphere supplies
| of wheat were authoritatively esti
mated as totaling but 155.000.000
: bushels, against 230.000 000 at this
time last year. Opening off to
| U up. Mav 94 - ft, Chicago wheat
Itutures held near this range after
ward. Com started ai *4 decline
i to \ advance. May 81-81and
subsequently altered little.
NEW YORK. April 3 -T—A fern
overnight selling orders were suf
ficient to depress cotton values at
the opening of the market Wednes
day and futures mere from 4 to 7
points lower at the first call.
Liquidation by tired longs and
scattered selling by professionals
and the trade also were responsi
ble for the early easiness.
May opened off 4 points to 10 92
July sold at 10.95. October at 1034
and December at 1036.
Liverpool reported a more cheer
ful tone although there was still
nothing particularly constructive
in the news to bring about any
worthwhile rally.
A better tone developed as the
morning progressed, and new crop
months crossed their previous dose,
while current crop contracts came
up a point or two from the Iowa.
July advanced to 1098. October
sold at 10 *1 and December rose to
10*3 on trade buying and some
A report on the present cotton
crop in the Sao Paolo section of
Brazil came in for considerable at
tention. Advices from the South
American republic reported that in
sects have damaged the current yield.
CHICAGO. Apnl 3. lAV-<U. 8 D
A.)—Potatoes. 105, on track 232. US
shipments 709: old stock steady, sup
plies moderate, trading moderate;
Wisconsin round whites US No. 1.
85; Wisconsin russets U8 No. 1.
135; Nebraska Bliss triumphs US
No. 1. 2.05; Idaho Russets US No
1. 1 90-2.00. tine quality, large 2 074
10. US No. 2. 133; new stock, steady,
supplies light trading limited: Flor
ida Bu. crates Bliss Triumphs U8
No. 1, mashed. 2 20-25.
NEW YORK April 3 With
trading interest concentrated in
utility, oil and mining groups, the
curb market showed uneven pnee
smings Wednesday.
American Gas & Electric. Electric
Bond & Share and other power lead
ers dipped a little from their ini
tial levels, but met support before
running into net declines interna
tional Petroleum lost about half a
Lake ShoTe Mines was steady
while Wright Hargreaves displayed
an easy trend.
City Briefs
Pressure cookers, tee kettles,
griddles, sauce pans and chicken
fryers in heavy aluminum- Browns
ville Hardware. Adv.
Is Epilepsy Inherited?
Can It Be Cured?
A booklet containing the opinions
of famous doctors on this inter
esting subject will be sent FREE,
while they last, to any reader writ
ing to the Educational Division.
Dept. A-488, 54ft Fifth Ave, Mew
York, N. Y.
A bond of S3.500 for appearance
in Washington m answer to an in
dictment charging him in connec
tion with a PWA prooe in Willacy
county was posted here Tuesday by
W. A. Harding of Raymondville,
well known Valiev land developer
Sureties on the bond, which was
approved by U. S. Commissioner
Carlos G. Watson, are Elmer G.
Johnson of Harlingen and A. L.
Johnson of Lyford.
Harding is one of seven defend
ants named in the mdictm-nt*
which were returned after a three
months investigation by PWA of
As soon as Harding learned tiiat
the indictment had been returned
in Washington, he attempted to
make bond before U. S. commis
sioners in Brownsville and Edin
burg. but they had no formal notice
of the charges.
Subsequently, on strength of a
telegram from Washington officials
received by Harding. Commissioner
H V. Watts at Edinburg accepted
a bond in the sum of $2 500.
The bond made in Brownsville
Tuesday was In answer to the
charges which came to this district
through regular channel from the
District of Columbia.
(Continued from Page One)
clow contact” on the European sit
uation. with authoritative quarters,
indicating a Pan-Europena security j
system as a likely result
The agreement was reached with
Polish statesmen bv Capt. Anthony
Eden. British Lord Privy Seal, as
he concluded two days of conversa
tions concerned with the general
peace of Europe and prepared to
depart for Praha and more con
As the conferees parted. *they
gave each other mutual assurances
described officially as concerning
“the desirability of maintaining
close contact in regard to future
development* in the European sit
California annually reaps a har
vest of around 600.000,000 pounds
of fish from the Pacific ocean.
Novelist and Kin Fight Balm Suit
Aided by hi* plump and pretty blond daughter, Helen. 20. left, H.
Bedford-Jones, Action thriller author, is shown here in Chicago court
as he battled the suit of his A rat wife against his second, right, for
1200,000 alienation of affections balm. Mrs. Bedford-Jones 1 was
pictured as a constant nagger before divorce action was taken and
the daughter startled the court crowd with the charge that her
mother once tried to strangle her.
2.000 Auto Owners
Delay License Buys
About 2.000 Cameron county motor |
vehicles are in their garages await- I
ing 1935 license plates, according to
estimates in the office of Cameron
County Assessor-Collector Ralph T
In spite of a heavy last day rush !
Monday, it Is estimated that about
2.000 vehicle owners failed to get
their plates.
When they purchase plates they
must make an affidavit that they
have not operated the vehicles on a
highway since April 1 or they must
pay a 20 per cent penalty. The fine
for operating a vehicle without 1935
plates is from fl to 1200
Highway patrolmen and members
of the sheriff's department were in
structed to pick up all motorists us
ing 1934 plates beginning Tuesday
The sale of automobile license;
plates will bring in about S150..000 in
Cameron county, with the county
getting something like S80.000 of that,
amount. The remainder goes to the
Jury Week Set
Jury week in the Cameron county i
court at law. for both civil and j
criminal action*, will be the week
of April 8. it was announced by
Judge Bascom Cox Tuesday at call
of the docket for a new term.
About 25 civil cases were dismissed
for want of prosecution when the
docket was called.
50 Lott In Fire
UNOVAR. Hungary. April J.fAV
A fire, starting late Monday night
in a straw-filled bam, was believ
ed Tuesday to have killed 50 per
sons. mainly tramps, who were
sleeping there.
E. C. Cleveland Secret Sendee
operative working out of San An
tonio. continued hia investigation of
counterfeit mg activities in this sec
tion Tuesday by visiting Raymond!
vile with a Brownsville man wno
admitted passing about $10 in • queer"
quarters there Saturday afternoon.
Cleveland was picking up the coun
terfeit coins and having the Ray
mondville merchant# Identify the
man who admitted manufacturing
and passing them.
Seven persons are being held In the
Cameron county jail but no charges
have been filed as yet. One of the
men is a McAllen resident who has
been to the penitentiary heretofore
on a counterfeiting charge.
Brownsville officers, headed by
Lieutenant of Police John Armstrong,
broke the rase early Sunday morn
ing by raiding a house In the 300
block o«i St. Charles street. There
they found two men and a quantity
of materials used for counterfeiting.
These men admitting passing eight
queer” quarters at smaller stores In
Brownsville Saturday night.
Later in the day another man was
arrested at the house and he admit
ted that part of the counterfeiting
materials was his. He further admit
ted the manufacture of the quarter*
PMfli In Raymondvillt and said h#»
was taught the counterfeiting art by
the McAllen resident.
At present the McAllen man ar>d
his son, a young El Paso man. two
Brownsville brothers and a third
Brownsville man and a McAllen wo
man are being held here for InveWJ
Charges are expected to be filed
Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday
before U. S Commissioner Carlos O.
The Michigan Schoolmaster** club
la celebrating ita 50th anniversary
in April.
Itching Rash
easily soothed bylhe
tbland medication of
It May
be a
...to YOU t
Fill a Long
felt Need to
Who can afford, this day and time, to keep
an Elephant — let alone a WHITE ele
phant? We just know that somewhere
around practically every household in the
Valley that there are plenty of White
elephants. Everything from a used bi
cycle, shotgun, sewing machine, bed,
chair, suite of furniture, typewriter, etc.
That type of white elephant is just "old
gold” these days. For a very small amount
you can place a miscellaneous for sale ad
in the Herald and sell for money to meet
the light, gas and phone bills—in fact,
those used articles never fail to bring very
usable dollars.
And NOW is the time to clean house of all
these articles that are no longer useful to
you. It may be a white elephant to you
but a dream fulfilled for someone else.
If you advertise these articles NOW you’ll
find a very receptive audience of
readers for they, too, are Spring house
cleaning, making changes in household
furnishings, and raising their standard of
living the most economical way — buying
through the Herald Want Ads. Phone
number 8 and place your ad. Our phone
and your phone do the job and we are on
the job from 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. to he'o
you write a result getting ad.

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