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FEATURE FIESTA M*n? Amusement* Slated When Rio Hondo Stages Tomato Festival (Special to The Herald) RIO HONDO. May 6. - Motor boat race* will be one of the fea ture event* on the first annual Tomato Fiesta program to be staged here May 11. according to present plans. The races, to be held on the / Arroyo Colorado, will Include a sen 1 lor event a Junior event and a free j for-alL The races are expected to draw outboard entries from all parts of the Valley. The Arroyo Colorado here Is par ticularly suited to racing. The high hanks make it possible to watch pro cress of the race over a distance of two miles. The rodeo, to be directed by J. Ledbetter and Jim Brooks, also is to be a big feature of the celebra tion. This event will draw some of the best talent in South Texas. Bulldogging from an automobile will be one of the stunts attempted dur ing the rodeo. The program now planned Is as follows: 9:45-10:15 — Childrens races. 10:15-11 — Airplane maneuvers. 11-13 noon — Box making and to mato packing contests. 1:30-3 p. m. — De most ration by Harlingen Boy Scout bugie and drum corps. 3-3:30 p. m. — Ball game between Fort Brown and Rio Hondo. 3:30-5:30 — Rodeo. 5:30-7 — Motor boat races. 8- 9 — Coronation of queen at high school auditorium. 9— Fifty pnae awards by Rio Hondo merchants. MISS KEPPEL (Continued Prom Page One) ther who lived with the family here waa an invalid during much of hls life. The family went to Matamoro^, alone with moat other Brownsville people, when the Union Army took the city, returning later, they lived lor a time In the Franklin Cum mings home in Brownsville. Move to Brownsville Sixty years ago Miss Keppel and her mother moved into the home on Levee street between Ninth and Tenth where the pioneer family spent the remainder of their lives. For years Miss Keppel conducted a small store at the house, selling flowers, drawn work, and other articles. There was a tremendous demand for drawn work in the 90s from all parts of the country, and ahe bought and sold considerable quantities of it, the goods being snipped out. Since the middle 90s. however, Miss Keppel has taken no active part In the commercial life of the city, retiring into the seclusion of tli« family home, and meeting only her dose friends, who called at the home frequently. Her mother died 40 years ago. and her brother died in 1913, leaw inf her without relatives, except lor possible distant relatives In Eui ope Miss Keppel never left Browns ville after the Civil War except for one trip by river steamboat to Rio Grande City. The trip was memor able In her life for several reasons. For one she traveled along the river and saw the place where her father had engaged in the fatal bat tle. And the trip itself was Interest ing, taking three days on the way up and two coming back, with fre quent soundings, and tie-ups to trees along the banks at night. The fact that it was her only trip from Brcwnsville also made It oustanding In her life. Remarkable Memory The pioneer woman had a most remarkable memory lor persons, places, and events of the early days. When the raider. Cortina, captured Brownsville In 1859 and held it for three days, she saw him, and re tained to her death a vivid picture of him She could describe the Civil War events with minutest details, and could tell of the early day families of Brownsville in most interesting manner. One of her close friends was Mrs. Theresa Clearwater, who was being congratulated Monday on the 54th anniversary of her active life as a school teacher here, just a day be fore Miss Jteppel's death. Several years ago Miss Keppel sold the old family home to the American Legion post of Browns ville, with the privilege of living in the rear of the house. She has lived ♦here since. Members of the Legion post have come to know and revere the pio neer woman, and Joe Ltodaberrv an. John Flanagan of the post were helping Tuesday in making funeral arrangements. Many members of pioneer Brownr Yille families gathered at the home when word of her death was re ceived. Prominent Painter’* Wife Blaze Victim BOSTON May 7. U*—A woman believed to be Mrs. Alice O. La Valle, mother of John La Valle, na tlonallv known portrait painter, and three ohter women were burned to death Tuesday in a fire at the La Valle home In the exclusive Back Bay district. The artists 12-year-old non, John Edward, at first believed a victim of the fire, later was found aafe in a nearby house. Molly O’Reilly, a maid in the La Valle household, after viewing the bodies of the four victims at the Northern mortuary, said she believ ed three of them to be Mrs. La Valle, the artist s mother, and Mary Dolan and Kathleen Costello, maids Five squirrels came to an un timely end in Woodstock. Ont.. when they got the!: tails tangled In fresh tar and then stuck together. City Briefs Can beans while they are cheap Bailers, pressure cookers, cans tnd Jars.—Brownsville Hardware.—Adv Austin Transfer Company is now located at 303 10th Street, three fafy.fr* south of Post Office. Phone Ml. Adv. Every one smart end easy to make * FORTY SHTRTMAKEK Pleats for Action in Mahu Martin Model PATTERN 9366 Everyone you know—everywhere you go. — ACTION—Action—Ac tion! The natural expresiaon of youth and good health. Even our clothes are "built for action" these days and here’s one that just can’t wait to get going! 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Distinc tive. wearable clothes are Included in Its forty beautifully illustrated pages The new and the smart for tots, chil dren. young and older women, and brides. Slenderizing designs for wo men of heavier build. Every garment Is one you can make with our easy to-use Marian Martin Patterns. Send for your copy now! Price of book fifteen cents. Book and pattern to* gether. twenty-five cents. Send your order to The Browns ville Herald Pattern Department 233 W. 18th 8t, New York, N. Y —Adv. COTTON BALE (Continued from Page One) the pnze again this year. Fran cisco Lozano of La Grulla beat Gar cia out for the honors last year by only a few days when Lozano's bale was ginned on June 18, 1934. Other first bale records, complete as to grower and community only since 1929, are: 1930, Pelipe Solis. Rio Grande City. June 10: 1931, W M Thorne Lasara. Willacy county. June 27: 1932. Pelipe Aguilar. Rio Grande City. June 21. Thus, for the past six years, either Rio Grande City or La Grulla growers have captured first bale honors five times. Eirst bale races during the last, three or four years have lost much i of the glamour and excitement for-1 merly attendant on the annual af fair. Houston and Galveston cot ton exchanges formerly placed the first bale on public auction and usually brought a high premium for the grower. The annual auction followed races, sometimes by auto mobile and once by airplane, to the exchanges from the Valley gins. The race in 1933 was one of the closest yet staged, a car carrying Garcia's first bale passing another car with a Rio Grande City bale about 100 miles south of Houston. The outstanding race of the en tire decade took place in 1927 or 1928 when A Y Baker. Jr., of Ed inburg, raced into Houston with a first bale after driving all night to beat an airplane carrying a bale from Mission Night flying was virtually unknown at the time and the plane was forced to await early dawn before taking off. Illinois Yet Debates Hunger’* End Steps SPRINGFIELD. HI.. May 7. MPi— The Illinois house of representatives Tuesday confronted, for the third time, the problem of removing the scimitar of hunger and want which hovered over thousands of the state's destitute, while a reinforced police euard was on duty to preserve order. Additional guards, ordered for the slate house and the executive man sion. were called to duty Monday night when reports of Intentions of unemployed to march on the capi tal were heard. At a late hour, how ever, highway police reported they had seep no evidence of any groups enroute to the city. Truck Markets Car lot shipment* of enure United States reported for Monday. May 8: Cabbage: Ala. 10, Calif. 5. Fla 5. Ga 3. La. 1 Miss. l.SoCar. 18. NoCar 6, others 9, total US 58 cars. Carrots: Arte. 6. Calif. 42 N. Y. 3, Texas 1, total US 52 cars Beets: SoCar 4. Texas 2. Va. 3. total 9 cars. Beans. Fla. 38. Ga. 5. La. 10. So Car 15. total US 68 cars. Cucumbers: Ala. 9. Fla 38. Texas 31. total US 78 cars. Green corn: Texas 2 total US 2 cars. Mixed vegetables: Calif 25. La. 3, SoCar 6. Texas 5. others 19. total US ?P cars. Tomatoes: Fla. 23. total US 23 j cars. Mexico 32 cars. Potatoes: Fla. 68. Calif. 2. Fla 47, La. 35. SoCar 6. Texas 1, Idaho 26. Me 147 Mtcb. 32 Ws. 28. others 48. total US 440 cars. Onions: Calif. 2, Texas 109 total US 111 cars. 1 Lower Rio Grande Valley Ship ments forwarded Tuesday morning, May 7: Mixed Vegetables 2. green corn 2, cucumbers 2. beets 2. onions 3, car >ots 1, potatoes 1. total 13 cars. To tal to date this season—citrus fruit *585 vegetables 7197. mixed fruit and rcgetables 34. total 11J16; to the same date last season—citrus fruit 1809. vegetables 12.286, mixed fruit axxi vegetables 28. total 14.123 cars. Representative prices paid by truckers for lower Valley vegetables Monday. May 6: Beets: Per dox bunches 16-18c. Cabbage: Bulk per ton around $50. CO. Carrots: Per doe bunches mostly 18c; half erts 80-85c. Onions: 50-lb sacks Yellow and Wax 1-1.50. boilers low as 40c Cucumbers: Bushel baskets 1.00 1.50 Potatoes: Bite Triumphs UB Mo I ts 50-lb sacks few 1.25. 1 1-2 inch min 1.00. Green com Bushel basket* 1.50 1.75. Tomatoes: Pinks flats 1.25-1.35, lugs green wrapped lew 1.50 Squash: Bushel basket* yellow and white around 50c. Blackeyed peas Bushel hampers and basket* 75-90c CHICAGO POTATOES Chicago May 7.—<U. S. Dept. Agr.)—Potatoes 28. on track 380. U. S shipment* 439; old stock, about steady, supplies liberal, trading moderate; Wisconsin rbund whites L. S. No. 1, .7.1-75; Idaho russet* U.| 8 No. 1. 160-75. fine quality large 185, commercial 130: new stock stronger, supplies moderate trading good: Louisiana bliss triumphs U. S. showing some decay 2.25-324. U. S. No. 1. and partly graded 2.35-55, No. 2. 125 Alabama bliss tnumphs U. 6 No. 1, 3.50. U. S No. 2. 130. CHICAGO GRAIN CHICAGO, May 7. <7P.—'The wheat market had a firm undertone early Tuesday, but trading was light. Opening unchanged to 4 higher, j July 964-V wheat later showed little change. Corn started 4 off to 4 up. July 834-4. and then lost fractionally. NEW ORLEANS COTTON NEW ORLEANS. May 7—«4V-The opening bell found active cotton futures Tuesday within a point or two of the previous closing levels. Trading was restricted and aside from the routine first call busmen there was little interest shown in the market. July started off 1 point higher at 11.73 but quickly sagged to 11 69. off 3 points from the previous close. In the early dealings October was holding around 11.46. December 11.54 am. Jan 11.57. Barber Shop Damaged The Eagle Pass Barber Shop. Eleventh and Adams streets, was slightly damaged by fire late Mon day morning when a hot water heater exploded. The shop is own ed by Felix Rendon. With one exception. New York states 1933 accidental death rate was the lowest in 27 years; the rate wa 68 1 per 100 000 of population. Women Study Politic* Mr*. Mabel R “Women of the United States are not taking their politic* lightly.” declare* Mr*. Mabel Rewman. na tional Republican comraitteew-om an from South Dakota. "They are tenoas. They realize that the country is in a bad way, and that they have a part to piay in help ing to right those condition*. They are organizing clubs in every city, town and hamlet for the express purpose of studying the constitution, and particularly politics. They want to know what their party stands for. and «be*~ it will lead-" PWA ACTION j IS DELAYED Resignation of Director And Engineer to Come Up Later (Special to The Herald > RAYMONDVILLE, May 6.-A1 tbough direct orb of Willacy County Irrigation District No. l were in ses sion here Monday. O. K Dickinson, president oI the district, said the matter cf resignation of one direc tor and the district's engineer, set by the PWA as conditions on which it will proceed with making a lean and grant to the district, would not come up at this time. These matters will be hand lea some time during the next week or so Dickinson said, “when we will meet with the interested parties and their attorneys." Mr. Dickinson said'the district had asked Congressman West to find out what conditions must be met to proceed with the PWA financ ing. and that he was notified by Congressman West the PWA is ready to continue if the director md the engineer under indictment on chargee of conspiracy to defraud the government will resign. W A. Harding, the director under indictment, refused to comment on the matter, and P. A. Welty, engineer, said in Austin Monday that he would take whatever action his attorney advises, but had had no advice on the subject. His attorney is Charles I. Francis of Wichita Falls. Dickinson said the board was tak ing up only routine matters Monday City Water Supply On ‘Honor Roll’ Water supply of the City of Brownsville has again been certi fied to the United States Public Health service, according to infor mation received by City Manager Z. A. Rosenthal from the State Department of Health. Brownsville would have again been on the state departments health honor roll for the year 1934 had such an honor roll been published, the communi cation read. City of Brownsville is one of the less than 40 Texas cities the water supply of which is fully approved and certified by the state depart ment. A sign, stating that the city Ta ler supply is fully certified and ap proved by the State Department of Health is to be placed on the main highway at the city limits. Mr Rosenthal stated Peace Officers To Meet at Weslaco <8(x-c:al to The Herald) WESLACO. May 7.—The question ol roastructing a permanent head quarters building for the Rio Grande Valley Peace Officers' association at Thayer will be the chief item of business to come before the group at its regular quarterly meeting here Wednesday night. This headquarters building would be built near the Mercedes pump at a cc6t of around $1,500. according to tentative plans. The Wednesday meeting will get under way at 7:30 p m at the Cor *ex Hotel Future’s Rosy for Her Reign —--- ^— I Probably this wasn't Just what th« sons writers had in mind as *‘A Garland of Old-Fashioned Roses'* a couple of decades ago; but Margaret Walk is a dls’ tinctly modern miss. She's glimpsed here in her regal rai ment as queen of the annual rose festival at Santa Roam. Calif. Band Concert The 12th Cavalry band, under the direction of W. G. Archambeult. v. ill present a concert Tuesday at i p. m. at Fort Broun. The program will be as follows: Spanish March. "Alhambra”; Fox Trot. “I Saw Stars": Spanish Fan dango. Pearl of Madrid''; Fox Trot, For All We Know"; Selection. "Han sel and Gretel”; Waltx. “Southern Poses”; Characteristic. Ben Bux tons Two-Step"; March Finale, "Svlvan Rapids." CO-OP SELLING •Continued prom Page One> lowed the national runs Irom 12c a box to 3c per hundred weight, de pending upon the grade of lruil mar keted and the manner m which it is shipped. To determine the cost per box paid the national, it is necessary to aver age commissions paid on all grades ol fruit at the end of the season, the officers stated. Records of the Rio Grande Valley Citrus Exchange show, that the fol lowing amounts have been paid by the exchange to Its ssles agents the National Fruit and Vegetable ex change. dunng the three years the Valley exciiange has been In opera tion: 1932- 33; paid to the national at the rate of 10.34 cents per box. 1933- 34; paid to the national at the rate of 6 7 cents a box. 1934- 35; paid to the national at the rate of 10.5 cents a box. “It will be seen from the above ligures." Mr. Miller told The Her ald. ‘‘that the highest amount paid the national in any one season was that paid this past season. 10.5 cents, just bout one half the amount quoted In the press as having been paid to CAir national sales organi zation.” Commenting on the proposal to merge four Valley citrus co-opera tives. the exchange officials said the proposed merger had been discussed by representatives of the four Val ley cooperatives, but that no def inite cTctslon had been reached. Proposals as listed In the article as to be followed out by the master set-up. If and when It should be perfected, were Incorrect, the ex change Vficlals old. “The Rio Grande Valley Citrus exchange will welcome the addl tion to iU ranks of the member ship of any orgsniaatkm now func tioning in the Valley, believing that citrus shipment* of the Valley must be concentrated under one head If the Industry is to survive." Judge Buckltn told The Herald. “The exchange Is today the lar gest &-r%> shipper of fruit from the Valley and feels that the start has been made." LON HILL IS (Continued Prom Page Onei Harlingen issued a proclamation asking all business houses in the city to close between 3 and 4pm Monday, and the city was silent at the hour of the luneral. The tong procession made its way to Brownsville after the brief ser vice in Harlingen, at which Rev. 1 Long paid tribute in simple phrases to the fearless character and rug ged determination of the pioneer who came to the Valley and helped develop this oountry at an age when most are thinking of retiring. Hundreds of Brownsville people who had not gone to Harlingen join ed the funeral cortege here and gathered at the cemetery. The great mass of flowers Included many from people all over Texas who had known Mr. Hill. Blaze Damages Cotton Damage estimated at 175 was done by fire to a cottage occupied by Mrs Haxel Bur ling ham. Second and West Elizabeth street, shortly after noon Monday The blaze was caused when a con tainer h<*ling gasoline and water boiled over, according to firemen Damage to the building which wa~ Insured, is estimated at 150 Dam age to uninsured contents is esti mated at 135. Cinco de Mayo Ii Celebrated Here The 73rd anniversary of the bat tie of Puebla, in which Mexican uoopt under Oeneral Ifnacia Zaragoza turned back the Prench Invaders, thereby insuring Mexico s Indepen dence. was commemorated with a patriotic Cinoo de Mayo' program re re Sunday. The patriotic commit tea hr ad ad by Dr. Antonio O. Padilla, avssMjd by Consul Juan J. de la Garza-JMl the moving power behind the pa triotic program. The celebration got under way at 6 a. m with raising of the Mexican colors to the accompaniment of the national athem at the Mexican con sulate A short address was made b> Dr Padilla The chief program lot under way at 4 p. m . as the high school audi torium. A large crowd gathered to hear patriotic addresses by Consul De la Garza. Nicolas A\ Garza sec retary’ of the patriotic committee; Abelardo A. Trevino, member of the committee; Andres V. Garcia of tha consulate. Francisco 8. Morales, representative of mutual societies and others. The program also in cluded reflations, songs and dance*. Three New Italian Divisions Mobilized ROME May 7. fAb-Italy Tuesday mobilized three new divisions and recalled to the colors part of the class of 1913 in asnwer to "the steps of mobilization taken by tha Ethiopian government." An official communique cited three reasons for the newest phase of this nation's military prepara tions for possible trouble In east Africa Sixteen operation* are necessary In making the ordinary sewing needle. I JUNE LEARNS SOMETHING NEW FROM ETHEL I HATE TO USE FLY SPRAY V IN THE LIVING ROOM BECAUSE OF THE KEROSENE ODOR f' /useDWIN^ (ETHEL-IT HAS 'WHAT 001 [YOU MEAN, JUNE? 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