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** Established July |. |«r. A* a Daily Newspaper, by lease O. Wheeler J M. STEIN . Publisher RALPH L. BUELL . Editor Published every afternoon (except Saturday) and Sunday morning Entered as second-class matter In the Pustotfice. Brownsville. Texas. THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD PUBLISHING COMPANY Ut>3 Adams 8t„ Brownsville. Texas MEMBER OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use of for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also the local news published herein. I EX AS DAILY PRESS LEAGUE National Advertising Representative Dallas. »xa*. M2 Mercantile Bank Bldg., Kan*a*> City. Mo j<n interstate Bldg. Chicago. 111., 180 N Michigan Ave. I os angclca Cali/., lots New Orpheum Btdg. New York N Y . 80 Last 42nd Street. 8t Uml*. Mo. .S05 Star Btdg.. San Pranclaco. Calll.. 1&5 Sanaome Bt. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier— In Brownsville and all Rio Oranda Valiey clues Me a week; 75c a month By Mall—In The Rio Grand* Valley in advance: one year. •7.00: elx months $3.75; 3 months. $2. By Mall—Outside of the Rio Grande Valley: lie per month; 19 00 per year g months >4 30 Tuesday, May 7, 1035 A Merger of Citrus Co-Operatives Revived talk of a possible merger of some of the too many citrus co-operativfs handling the Valley’s citrus crop revives hope that the citrus marketing problems of this section may lie worked out before ; the opening of another marketing season. It is an open secret that the past season brought anything but pleasure and profit to growers and ship- : pers alike, and It Is a further open secret that if immediate steps are not taken to eliminate unsound, j wasteful and uneconomic conditions of marketing, disaster and demoralization face the citrus industry of the Valley. The Brownsville Herald realizes that there are many tender toes likely to be tread upon in any discussion pf merging co-operatives, or if any discussion of a unified plan of citrus marketing, for that matter. Bui The Herald does feel that the time has come for these toes to be tread upon, if that is necessary to insure the future of the citrus industry of the Valley. The citrus industry is more than that, it is the future of the Valley in a very real sense Ask any one who has sold farm land in the Valley if the prospect of raising citrus has not been the mam sell ing point throughout the years of the Valley's de- I velopment. Not a tourist who comes to this section but wants to visit an orange or a grapefruit grove and pick the golden fruit from the tree Not a person who goes away from here but leaves boasting of the high quality of Valley grapefruit. Not a person whom has tasted that fruit, whether in or out of the Val ley. but sings the praises of this section as the pro ducer of (he best flavored fruit In the world Citrus is necessary to our continued development if for not other reason than its value as a talking point The Valley cannot let the citrus industry die. can- j not let it lapse None So Blind — Whatever the exact wording of the quotation in question, it'8 effect runs something like this— • There are none so blind as those who will not see ” In other words, you cannot convince a man who will not be convinced, who adopts the attitude of cer tain pupils in our schools who sit back and literally ‘ dare ’ their Instructors to teach them anything You cannot convince those of this class, lor in stance. that things are Retting better, that the up grade in business has been reached Figures mean nohmg in their young lives. They would rather car- j rv the chip of a grouch on their shoulder Tb*»v revel in hard times and now that good ttmes are on the way. they feel out of place. Actual statistics on record with city building in- ' specters the Valley over, for instance, show that homes and business properties are being erected In greater number right now than at any time since the flush years of 1928 and 1929 Lumber yard* report that more repair and remodeling jobs are under way. These records, these figures, these statistics, mean nothing to those of the class that "will not see". For years they have been thriving on the depression. Unable to gain a place in the sun of achievement, they have assumed a dubious leadership of the forces that maintain that everything la headed for the dem nition bow-wow's. and Is going there in a hurry. Like any leaders, they hate to give up their lead ership. so thev continue their *ong of hard times, refuse to consider actual facts and figures, and mock those who try to po.nt out that the average man and the average woman may reasonably expect an amelioration of conditions in the immediate future. Within Society’* Wall* There died In Paineavtlle, O.. the other day a woman named Mary Cole. She was 81 years old. and she had spent almost her entire life In public In* stitutions. When she was a year old. Mary Cole was brought to the county home by her mother, who had en countered some misfortune or other which pre vented her from caring lor her child Then the mother went away—disappeared, died, heavens knows Just what. Anyway, Mary COle was left for the state to rear. The state did Its Job. Man Cole grew up In an orphanage and spent her womanhood in the county home. Even the earliest moment she could remem ber. she was a pensioner She lived longer than most people, but she never once lived in her own home with her own people, never got even a glimpse of the life ordinary folk enjoy. A strange and tragic commentary on modern so urly—this long and pathetically wasted life! Kidney Stones Need More Than. Removai By DR. MORRIS HsHBtl.N Uitor, Journal of th« Americas Medial Association, and of HygeJa. the Health Magazine Although doctors arc divided over the cause of kidney stones, they're agreed about one thing—that mere removal of the stones is not enough to cure the malady. To prevent other stones from forming, even alter removal, every tiny piece of grave] that may be present must be cleaned out. because these may de velop into larger stones. Furthermore, if infection is present, that must be cleaned "up before the operation can be regarded as completed. If there are any obstructions in the urinary tract or kinks of various kinds, these should be straightened out. and any other constructing points should be eliminated. Stones in the kidney can be discovered easily by use of the X-ray. after which surgery can be em ployed. • • • After an operation of this kind, the doctor should study the diet of his patient and arrange for suit table foods, with plenty of Vitamin A. that will help prevent recurrence of this ailment. This is the generally accepted procedure in the rase of kidney stones, though the medical profession is divided over causes of the disease. One group of investigators believes that the stones are the result of infections and that the invading organisms are tha center around which the stones form Another group is convinced that stones form be cause there are obstructions to the free flow of fluid from the kidney and that obstructions of the passages at any point set up conditions in which in fection is simple and formation of stone likely. • • • A number of mvesitgators feel that errors of diet are primarily repsonstble. parttculaly a deficiency of vitamin A. The idea is that this deficiency brings about a weakness m the tissues lining the paths in the urinary tract, and that portions of tissue which slough off form the center for the stones. There are others who believe that the stones are caused by abnormal products developed In the excre tion from the kidney. Some feel that formation of stones in the kidney is related to disturbances of the actions of various glands which are involved in the manner in which the body takes care of aaicium and phosphorus in the diet. This is particularly true of the parathyroid gland Overaction of this gland will withdraw calcium from the bones. Underaction leads to a wrong use of calcium by the body. The nationalised Tammany machuie of the Roose velt-Fartey administration has succeeded in organ izing the greatest patronage distributing machine in the history of our country—Howard Scott, head "Technocrat There is less today of both dofma and “intellec tual'' religion But there is more • religion of the kind that comes from the heart, instead of the head. —Sir Wilfred Grenfell. The Stock Exchange exists because it fills a vital need and because it is equipped U> render service — Charles R. Gay, on being nominated as Exchange president. For two years the Democrats have been at bat with two men on base, but no runs and two out—the NR A and the AAA. That's the net of it.—William Allen White. SCOTT'S SCRAPBOOK.By R. J. Scott T" TT w ^ f HUMP-BAOOD! CRlCKErfoF 4©uiU AMERICA 14 A MIMIC OF fMfc. <HORN4 OH a "Tree rC JNMABrTs ME'fHERLA.NDS OLYMPIC JAMES’ $-rAMP$ oF 1923 1*1 MAN IN fHfc IRON MASK, SUPPOSED 1b HAVE BEEN 1W|N BROTHER oF1&EDAUPrtlH oF FRANCE WAS KEPT PRISONER WlTH<«E MASK RWElfeP ON HtS HEAD for more 1HAN 25VCAR5- N»S RtALlDENtrtV WA*> NB.ve.IC REVEALED AND HE DIED ON-THE ISUEOF sHe.mar^ueriH WHERE HE WA6 IMPRI50NEP' IN 170^ C*vngM. UM. to r«Mi*l A ..Todays Almanac: Mgy>» mO'Spaia Aec]ar& wora^mst^a^ |^2I: Will lam H Vanderbilt, American finan* cler, born f Mb‘Battle of Palo Alto, Texas. 1911* Germany warns Pranre . -—-fyendt troops. ♦ • My. ! New York By JAMES A SWELL Central I'm* Staff Writer NEW YORK Mav 7 It looks as If the wealth-dividing will begin. And not by any radicals, by congress , itself, under the whip of President 1 Roosevelt. Money will have to be obtained from somewhere And the plan of Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau Is none other than the plan of Franklm D. Roose velt, vie Federal Inheritance taxes on the same basis as income taxes That was suggested In ck. e there should be a soldiers' bonus. It Is likely to come, however, bo nus or no bonus. Either money must come from somewhere or the debt of the gov ernment books must be written down in terms of severe inflation. And what would the inheritance taxes proposed mean? Well, it might mean the end of large American fortunes, for the government would do most of the inheriting The Don* Dukes, with their to bacco millions, and the Barbara Huttons, with i heir five-and-ten mlll.ons, would have perhaps only a million or twr instead of forty millions That would be approxim ately the ratio of the taxes • * • Heavier faxes Heavier taxcg assuredly will come within the next two years. Only where .t will fall the heaviest is the debatable question. Capital is making heavy invest ments In the United States at the prr.M nt tune because taxes relative ly, art not high. A the New York Post points out: "/he annual income per cap.ta in the United Kingdom in good times was $415 while in the United States it w $734. "The American public debt, fed eral. state and local, was $370 per capita on June 30 last year, while the British public debt was three times as great or $991 per capita. "A married man with one child in New York state, making $50 a week, pays no income tax. while a mar ried man with one child in Eng land will have to nay $98 20." The statements are made in re sponse to remarks that England speaks of reducing its income taxes in smaller brackets. England's income taxes are six times as high as America s the Post remarks. American Imcme * American *ncome in 1934 amount ed to 47 6 billion dollars. That com pares with 42 7 billion in 1933. 40 8 billion in 1932 <the low tor the depression •. and 82.9 billion in 1929 record nigh. But costs increased more rapidly in 1934 than did income. Says the Alexander Hamilton In stitute: "The index of purchasing power, based on 1910 as 100. was 125.9 in 1934 as compared with 127.6 in 1933 a decrease ot 13 The increase <Jn purchasing power» m 1934 over the depressions low index of 124 3 in 1932 was only 1.3 As compared with the Index of 176.4 in the pre-depres sion year. 1929 purchasing power in 1934 allowed a reduction ot 28 6 pei cent. This nearly equaled the de crease ot 29.5 per cent at the de pression s low in 1932.” Those are Rloomy figures. They indicate that the rich can buy. and that those who haven't so much money still arc in the depths of a depression. • • • Textile Work Da* When Governor James Curley ot Massachusetts advocated a national 48-hour work week iq the textile in dustry. he unintentionally gave a boost to the Connery 30-hour-week bill before congress Organized labor insists that noth ing leas will bnng back purchasing power The restriction would have to be a national one—otherwise, one region would take advantage over another, as southern textile mills now have an advantage over New England mills in wages and power coata. Sally s Sallies \fc Km a woman a k*l ui happv thouchl «Ke usually can be found m Kant at a mmoi. News Behind the News Capital and world goaalp. event* and personalities. to aod out ot the news, amt ten by a group ot fear lea* and informed newspaper men of Washington and New York This column is published by The Herald as a news feature. Opinions esprit-ed arc those of the writers as individuals and should not be in* lerprvted as reflecting the editorial polio of this newspaper. WASHINGTON By Ray Tucker slogan — President Roosevelt now knows what conservative American business men think of his policies For a solid week during its national convention at Washington, the Chamber of Commerce of the Unit ed States ridiculed and deplored the New Deal. Their didoes confirmed earlier reports that the President was slipping with bankers, business men and industrialists. They talked economic problems, but they thought in political term* Mr. Roosevelt has taught them the connection between the two realms. Although they agree that business shows a slight p.ck-up, they insist that Mr Roosevelt himself Is the only question mark on the econom ic horizon Talking more confidently in their off stage moments than in their formal speeches — which were bitterly anti-New Deal—they wish that congress would extend Ihe NRA in modi! led lashion and go home They have no heart f6r Mr Roose velt’s other ’ must" bills. Silas H. Strawn. the Chambers one-man ’’brain trust,” may have p oked the politico-economic slogan of 1936 Said he: "Let’s have re covery and forget reform for a while.” Some of Mr Roosevelt's ad visers have been telling him that for a long time. • • • Leader* Members of the Cham ber are not practical politician* They don't know how* to translate their beliefs or antagonisms into political action They hate the fjong-Cough! in-Townsend clique more than they do Mr. Roosevelt, and as yet they see no signs of sta bility in the G O. P. What they don't seem to real ize is that Big Business is develop ing statesmen and spellbinders within it own ranks Wendell Wil kie for instance, has emerged as an eloquent champion of the utilities group Th.s young president of Commonwealth Ac Southern made an excellent impression on the poli ticians of Capitol Hill and the frost-bitten members of the cham ber. Business has other able, force ful and politically potential lead ers in George Sloan of the textile group. Owen D. Young of General Electric and Gerard Swope Politically minded observers who hav» watched these men perform of C ol C. conventions and similar meetings often wonder why they don t try their hand at practical politics. As organizers of a party to oppose the New Deal they out shine the Fletchers, the Hastings and the Teddy Roosevelts. And 1936 may be the kind of a year to produce such a realignment. Fiaunter* -Those twin poisons of prohlbiuon days—graft and poli tics—are on the prowl agan. They are plaguing Joe Choate the fed eral boss of the booze and bottles, and cheering such white-ribboners as Deets Picket and Dr. Clarence True Wilson. State monopolies are shot through with corruption if you ran believe federal officials. Half a dozen are now under legislative in vestigation. Retail dealers and rec tifiers show no regard for the li quor and tax laws They are giving the liquor traffic the same bad name it had before prohibition. The remedy may seem visionary but its consideration reveals how rotien conditions may get if un controlled. • • • Passing—It may be too early to write the epitaph of the •'grand old man of the democratic party.- but the administration has lost its fear of the explosive Carter Glass of Virginia. He can't scare or bully downtown Washington with his sharp tongue and his distinguished record as a party elder Mr Roosevelt has licked him consistently. The Senator's opposi tion to confirmation of Marriner Eccles as governor of the Federal Reserve Board melted away when the issue came to a showdown. So did his demand for curtailment of the $4,000.000 000 expenditure for the work-relief program. Although they have not made the headlines, many other issues which he op posed were settled satisfactorily to the administration There is drama in this vanquish* ment of an old democrat by a young democrat who was only a boy in political teens when both serv ed under Woodrow Wilson But cur rent significance lies in the fact that Messrs. Roosevelt. Eccles and Morgenthau now look for an easier time in passing the omnibus banking bill over the opposition of the Virginia patriarch's opposition. Thev think they have his number Alteration—It Is an ill wind which blows somebody good, says the political prophet. Until a few months ago proposals to construct both a power and irrigation dam at Grand Coulee in Washington state seemed chimerical Even the Interior Department, which always favors bigger and better projects, was hostile But now the Reclamation Service wants to go ahead with the whole project It has submitted a recom mendation for construction of an imgation-and-power structure to co6t $400,000,000. whereas the ori ginal proposal for a power dam contemplated the expenditure of only $186 000.000 The new program provides for irrigation of more than 2.000.000 acres of land now waste. The dust storms have changed the economic and political pers pective. Families bereft of farms and homes bv the heglra of soil according to recent survays. will migrate to the Grand Coulee basin as soon as it is made fertile and habitable. So all aboard for Grand Coulee—an artificial development which drawls the Pyramids, the Hanging Gardena of Babylon and Tower of Babel. • • Suspicious—Some industrial mem bers of the U. S. Chamber have no more confidence in Edward F. Mc Grmdy as a strike conciliator than ot DARK BLOND ACaoifton Kemocake BkblA Mfc-lii ri)D«t H I I.LIlKNl OHM RS, IMMHI • a OtOHo'l; OHIMOULU U4* kn iMplayer la feta *Sr« «ra« ItKVIl HAI>r a tinifrr (Irn i* kal* kn Ha kti la a •faai? >k«a wkrrt «ht la ttaaa (oraiN lata a kraart Ikta lakn itr mar latrakarlat kn aa kli •rrrrian Ikr arm MRP H*Pf> llapp-* NORHARi klr rtram* ROBERT CAlREi Rapa1* Rn an. OIIK filHTRI VBRA OrrnrAK Hr. Rapp'. aaM (a Happ'a kaaa* Ntlllnai *rn ikr apalrrlaar *anaaa la Mark rralar’ akaa akr fcrllrvra kaa aoar raaarrtlae arltk nrfacaU'a Raik Tkr rkaafrar aa laaak «ra« j Uirr Rapp la kMaaprH. Mllllrra t aa« laraaa Irara ilia rat Irlrra k? 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"I tele phoned 1n and they told me you’d reported trouble In that apartment so I figured yon’d better com* iround to make positive Identifies tlon * "She was handing you a line?" Buchanan asked "1*11 say she was handing me a Hue" Milllrent sat speechless. There was nothing she could say She was trapped In the web of her own <ncTimlnattnr statements to Johan *en. her equally Incriminating ! light A siren sounded outside the door “Well." Buchanan remarked shaking ashes from his cigar “that will be the wagon from hendquar 'era. Come on. sister. Here we go" The siren grew louder Tires screamed on the turn and then a red roadster skidded Into the ga rage and slid to a stop Sergeant Mahoney lumped from the car banged open the door ol | the office looked at Buchanan, then at MilllceoL Tnsnap those handcuffs." n» said Buchanan’* face turned a dull red. ‘Listen Sergeant, she’s s siller and she’s desperate She’s Phyllis Fauleoner all right I trapped her when she came to tb« ear " "Unsnap the handcuffs." Sergeant Mahoney said “1 don’t like to see tier naodcuffed In tbe first place ind in the second place I don’t think she s Phyllis Fauleoner " "She s the Fauleoner woman all right." Johansen said. "1 came on Her in the apartment." CKRGEANT MAHONEY HasUed Mllllcent a quick, questioning Itaaca “No." she said. Tm not Phyllis Paulcooer. I was looking tor Phyllis Panlcooar Norman Happ went to her apartment and dtsap pea red. There bad been a fight and 1 triad to trail aim This man pounded on the Joor of the apart ment and complained of the oolaa I didn’t know who be waa. I want ed to get away 1 didn’t toll aim 1 was Phyllis Paulconer. but oe assumed 1 was the one wbc rent ed the apartment 1 lust tried to stall him along, and. when I found out he was an officer and was go ing to Investigate 1 ran away * Buchanan thrust the note be bad taken from Milllcent's purse Into Sergeant Mahoney’s band. “Read that “ be said Sergeant Mahoney read the oote through His face showed distinct surprise “Good heavens?" be exclaimed Buchanan smirked. "So you see. Sergeant I know what I d doing ~ Sergeant Mahoney said In crisp, authoritative tones. “Very good Buchanan You’re to be commend ed upon your teal Take off the handcuffs * There was that In nia voice which brooked no argument Bu chanan unlocked the handcuffs. “Come with me." Sergeant Ma honey said to Milllcent The garage attendant appeared In the doorway “Waa you interest ed In the owner of that sedan or lust In tbs person that was com tng to look It over?" he asked of Detective Buchanan wtM'rr juu unuu wuai i in • u terested In,” Buchanan asserted hel llgerently “Yon beep your place and do what you're told " "Okav." the attendant said tn a nored voiee. **1 lust thought I'd let you know that while you was sitting up here smoking the Paul Conor woman came In and got her car " “What!" Buchanan exclaimed lumping to bis feet “What the devil do you mean by not letting me know*" "1 didn't know it myself." the attendant said "until I saw her go ing out the door She most, have worked the elevator herself It was the Paulconer sedan all right Sergeant Mahoney looked arcus ingly at Buchanan "Why sit tn the office and smoke. Detective?* he asked "1 wanted to bo near the tele phone.” "So I see " Ingly toward the garage man ‘I've a notion to run you tn." he said, "for not lettlbg me know " "Baloney " the man said "1 did what you told me to Yon didn’t confide In me none. You wanted me to keep my place and I’m keep ing tn It" Sergeant Mahoney said to Bu :hanan "Get on her trail Tele phone neaduartera Have all radio cars notified to be on the watch We iroa» that iroman" To Millicent he said. "Come with me." He took her from the office ee coned bar to bis ear. turned around to the garage drove out to the street, swung around tbs cor oer pulled the car in to the curb, shut off the motor, turned to bar with a peculiar expression on bis NAN advanced threaten (an. "So." Do aaid slowly, “yoe'ra the Murder GirL" ^ She knew she could not him further. "Tea'* a he saljl Tb the Murder OlrL* "And Bob Calse knows RT" "Tee" Sergeant Mahoney’s voles was not unkindly. "Ton know." he said, "you're entitled to have • lawyer rep recent you. Too don’t need to say anythin*. Perhaps lence would be best for you. MM I’d like to bare you tell me about It" "From the beginning?** she he qulred. “From the beginning." he laid ber "Do you want to do It?" She faced btm unflinchingly. “Sergeant" abe said “I'm going te tal| you everything." Ills nsnd reached out and closed upon the beck of here “Good girl,* he said. “If I can give you h break I’ll do It" She started talking la a low monotone, told him everything, •paring no detail, beginning with the time Urlmgold nad told ner be was going to dictate e confession, including her Brst meeting with the woman In the mark ermine coat, about the murder, and ber sudden panic. She even told him about encountering Jarvis C Happ i in the bonding CKRGtCANT MAHONEY waited ■ untl’. she bad finished. Thee he asked a rev questions. “Norman vent to tbat apart ment?** Sergeant Mahoney asked. “Yea “ “Do yon love him eery mack. MUllcent?** “1 love him more than 1 love life. 'Suppose 1 should tell yoa that he Is id great danger? Would yoa be viliing to do anything yoa could to help?** “Anything." she said. *1 vant to bait a trap.** he told her “Will you help me?“ *j "Hov can I help yon?** J| Hts eyes stared steadily tato tiers “Yon." be said, are to he the bait. I vant you to go to that apartment house. I vant yoa to knock on the doors of the vari ous apartments and start asking questions." “But." she pointed out, “lbs apanment Is vacant now No one is there and they von’t come back after the police have been there “ “But “ be told her, “Normas didn't leave that apartment boos* They eould hardly nave earned him out and be vouldn't nave left voluntarily vttbout having Joined you in the cab " "Then vou think he's some vbere in the apartment nouset** i “I'm virtually certain of it.** “And you believe my story?“ He nodded solemnly “Yea.** be said “I'm going to nave my mea go aroond to the notei and pick ' up the suitcase and your notebook : with Drtmgold's confession as be had dictated It." “What are you going to do?“ “Well." ne said. “I'm going to be In charge of the squad of men who will surround that apartment < house l*m going to send yon is there—perhaps to your death. At any rate, into great danger, but ! it's the only way to sav* Norman." She set her line Into a Arm line of determination. “Let’s start.’ she said (To Be Continued) they would have in Bill Green "McGrady is more rabid than Green, said one. See what he said In Boston two months ago. He told workers that judges were stupid— that it was up to the workers to organize so that It would be un healthy for judges to dely them. *1 look lor stubborn strikes Or- [ ganued labor will use the strike to get through the Wagner bill. The devil ol it is that whenever tunes | turn better we have labor troubles Now McGrady goes to Detroit osten sibly to head oIf strikes It's a bad sign when McGrady goes out in the guise of conciliator.” lit Serene—Despite NHA. AAA. and other New Deal twisters. Attorney General Homer S Cummings pre serves nis poise. He still remains the humorist and philosopher ot the New Deal. On his wall then hangs this excerpt from Mark Twain: ‘ Always do right. Some peo ple will be pleased, others astonish ed ” • • • Brakes—Naming a lawyer to head the much-touted American Tele phone A Telegraph Investigation nas been a panful and embarrassing process. Although the president wants the final report on his desk by July 1. 1936, six weeks have slipped by since Congress authorized the communications commission to go ahead Chairman Prall tentatively selected Charles J. Russell who was fired as solicitor of the Feder.il Power Com mission because he opposed its p°!l' Cies in Hoover l lays Then he became special counsel in public utility mat ters to Mr Roosevelt when the lat ter was governor of New York. The president had chosen his Albany aide to supervise reorganization of hold ing companies when and if the hill ibollshing them passes congress.* but he agreed to let Mr. Russell under take the A T A T. Job Meantime the commission decid ed to offer Mr. Russell only a sub ordinate post as assistant counsel. He declined in a sharp letter to the comnussio- and the White House It looks 111 mother sign that some bedy in th administration is "go ing conserve .ive"—and It. isn't Mr Rua*e.. Not** Important building oiwr at ion; have been started through the RFC Mortgage Corporation which is loosening up the deadlock ! the larger building field . High way construction is about to swing Into action—contributions by the states are not reauired under the work-relief law . The Senate probe Into relief spending spells grief for some of Harry Hopkins' lieutenants In the states...It adds greatly to the work that piles up on Hopkins shoulders. A reader can get the answer to any question ol fact by writing The Brownsville Herald Information Bu reau. Frederic J. Baskin, director. Washington D C. Please enclose three «3» cent* for replv. Q. When was. the first Kentucky Derby ran? IVhat was the distance? D. W. R A. The lira was run in 1875 and it was won by Aristide*. The distance up to the year 1896. was one and one-half miles; since that time it has been one and one-quarter miles. • 9 • Q. How old was the Duke ot Well. ingU-n when the Rattle of Waterloo was fought? 51. II. P. A Hr was nbrail 48. just as Napo leon was Napoleon died six years later, but I he Duke of Wellington lived to the npe age ol 83. • • • Q Whal was Trader Horn's real name? S. T. h. A Allred Aloysius Smith. He was bom m England In 1853 and died in 1931 He went to the Ivory Coast ol Africa at 17 and spent most cf his life trafficking and living among the natives. • • • <1 ll<»w did a wind called m chinook get its name? S. E A The name is derived from the Chinook Indians, in whose territory this warm wind was first observed. • • • t}. Who invented the thermome ter- R E. P. A Galileo, about 1593 • • • C|. What notable change* ui the banking situation took place in 19.11? J H. A. Investments of member banks, almost wholly In Federal securities, increased $3,736,000,000, while loans to private industry declined $805, 000.000. marking the switch In the use of b inking funds from pri vate to public financing. In the same period deposits increased $6,700,000. 000 indicating that new deposits are going largely into Government se curities and excess reserves and not, as normally, being lent back tc pri vate customer*. Ninety-six ol the country's bmk*. although only 0 63 per cent of the total number, now have concentrated 51 91 per cent of all deposits. • • • Q Of what do ships papers eon dst? A. H. A These are documents required to be carried by a merchant ship such as. register; charter party If chartered; log book; bills of lading; Invoices; manifest; clearance papeiv muster roll, shipping articles, bill ol health; bill of sale uf ship n*» been sold by citizen* of one countiT to citizens of another) together with consular certificate; certifi cate ol Inspection; officers' licenses; passenger list. If any are earned, license to carry on a particular trade. • • • Q. Who was Giovanni Canani* H f A C titani was «n ltalion at *♦«** mist t I51b-la79* w ho discovered cer tain of the hand muscles, and was the first to cbserve the use oi the values in veins. • • • H What kind of wood did the Re mans use in making their fine furni ture? P. H. A It was citron wood, believed t» ne a tree ol the pine famii; »ti'l used in cabinet making because °* its beautiful gram It grows in Al geria. • a • t| Dors the 'hunk il»i" h1'' * vhilr dripe down it* bark ’ M. t* A The skunk is about the slat of * cal Its fur is a glcesy black on the .orehead is a white patch diverging into two lines which extend the whole length of the back »nd meet again in the bushy tail. a • • Q. Should u patty shell lie eaten? T. L. T. A If it is made c4 pastry or anv -v% thing edible, it is meant to be eaten • • • Q. Where ts the oldest universal* in the Western Hemisphere? E. R A. The University of San Marroa at Lima. Peru, claims to be the old est ft was founded tn 1M1 • • • Q How large an estate did P. T. Harnutn leave? H. W. A. In hi* will, Barnum deposed of an estate of over $4 000.000 • • • Q When did the people in the District of Columbia la*t have a vote? ». A. G. A. In 1874. Q What piare has the rainfall within 24 hears? W’. A. K.. A. It la generally conceded that the wettest place in th- world la the village of Cherrsnwjt in V»tm I Indli, where the annual average la officially recorded to be 424 tnchea. In August. 1842. 264 inches were measured, and 30 or more inches fell cn each cf five successive days, while on June 14. 1876. 40.8 Inches were measured. • • • Q Did Shakespeare’s wife Mrs with him in London? E. C. W. A. It is believed that she did no! accompany him.