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American Legion and Local
Masons Remembered By
Pioneer Resident
Close friends, the John Hanson
post of the American Legion and Rio
Grande Lodge No. 81. A. P. dc A. M.
are named beneficiaries in the will
of Miss E. Louisa Keppel, 91-year-old
Brownsville resident who died Tues
day. A resident of this city for the
past 87 years, she was believed to
be the oldest Valley pioneer at the
time of her death.
Members of the small group of
friends who comforted her in her
old age are remembered in the will.
The chief item in the will was re
turning vendor lien notes on the le
gion home back to the American Le
gion. Some nine years ago she sold
her' home on Levee street to the
Legion post, taking $1,000 in cash
and the remainder in notes. One
stipulation, however, was that she
be allowed to live in the home until
her death.
In returning the notes to the post,
she characterised the organization
as a “fine group of young men.”
Cash bequests included $350 each
to Dr. J. L. Rentfro, Mrs. Isabel
Chapa, and the Brownsville Masonic
Treasured personal property she
willed to her intimate friends. These
Included a mantle clock in her home
aince 1866. two china dogs and a
marble top bureau which she willed
to Mrs. Eleanor Russell Rentfro; a
large iron bedstead and a large flit
mirror to Mrs. Rita Clearwater
Moore, and other articles to Mrs.
One unusual stipulation In her
will was the request that she be
buried in a plain and simple casket
“to be taken from my home to the
cemetery from my back gate ”
(Continued Prom Page One)
side world when the Navy halted
commercial communication .
May Have Stopped
It was believed the aircraft, tc
avoid a storm which swept over
Midway, may have alighted at one
of two barren little islands this side
at their destination.
Their exact whereabouts was
known only to the United States
Rain was falling and a 24-mile
wind was blowing at Midway when
the airmen began taking off from
Pearl Harbor Thursday, lending
credence to the belief the planes
stopped at some intermediate point.
There is no means ot communica
tion between here and the shoals
of Pearl and Hermes Reef, and since
radio silence is maintained at Pearl
Harbor, there is no immediate way
of determining the air fleet's
Ten to 12 hours had been estim
ated as the time necessary for the
flight to Midway Island.
The take-off was without a hitch,
and despite the silence of officials
in revealing whereabouts of the Ar
mada. there was nothing to indicate
any fears were felt for it* safety.
Fleet in Training
The changing positions of the 43
ahips. as they sped om the track
less pacific where no other plane
•ver had ventured, was believed
known to forces of the United
States Navy, now maneuvering in a
6.000.000 square mile triangle of the
North Pacific in their 1935 war
Somewhere in the triangle bound
ed by Hawaii, the mainland and the
Aleutian Islands, the 153 ships of
the fleet are carrying out training
problems, of which the flight was
only one phase.
It was learned the planes will be
away from here about one month,
giving rise to the belief some of
them may continue northward from
Midway to the Aleutian Islands,
about 1,700 miles farther.
Latin-Americans Are
Ejected by Colorado
TRINIDAD. Colo.. May 9. (VP)—
Thirty-two La tin-American men,
wctnen and children who attempted
to reach the northern Colorado sug
ar beet fields from Texas were eject
ed from Colorado Thursday In Gov
ernor EM C. Johnson's campaign to
rid this state of aliens.
The party of Latin-Americans,
traveling in a truck, were escorted
by officers to the New Mexico state
line and were told to "keep on travel
ing” southward. At Denver the gov
ernor said he had found the pass
ports of the party to be "in poor
ahape. He said that Trinidad offi
cers had found the total assets of the
party was $3 in cash and the truck.
Ex-Texas Governor’s
Granddaughter Sought
WASHINGTON. May 9 fv*n—A na
tion-wide search was in progress
Thursday for Alice Elizabeth Col
quitt. 17-year-old granddaughter of
* former Texas governor, who has
been missing from her home here
since April 30.
The last trace of her was through
a letter she sent from Alexandria.
Va., to her mother. Mrs Elsie Rob
erta, two days after she left.
The mother told police she was
unable to guess her daughter’s
whereabouts or her reason for leav
ing except to say Alice appeared
despondent because she had not been
able to find employment since she
was gradauted from high school last
I City Briefs
Can beans while they are cheap
flealers, pressure cookers, cans and
J«»r-Brownsville Hardware —Adv.
Austin Transfer Company is now
located at 203 10th Street, three
blocks south of Post Office. Phone
431. Adv.
Mother’s Day treat—13.50 oil per* .
manents. $1.79 Licensed operators.
Phone 1357 for appointment—Adv
Mother's Day Flowers—Hyran
tas. Puohias, Geraniums and
Htoe cut flowers. Mclnnls flower
Library Is Built Astraddle Historic Erie Canal
Directly astride the Brie Canal rises this giant new Memorial Library building In Rochester. M, Y.
The Public Works Administration (PWA) furnished-the funds for the structure, the steel frame
work of which is seen nearing completion. The canal will flow uninterruptedly beneath it.
NEW YORK. May 10.-VP>— The
stock market rested a while in the
early part of Friday’s session, ab
sorbed moderate realizing without
a perceptible struggle, and then
continued on its way to higher ter
Bullish forces seemed to have
the upper hand throughout the
greater part of the day's proceed
Grains were unimpressive and
cotton was subjected to profit tak
ing after its sharp spurt of Thurs
day. Bonds exhibited no certain
I trend. U. S governments were in
clined to ease. Foreign exchanges
were narrow.
Shares getting up 1 to 2 points or
so included American Telephone.
Peoples Gas. Consolidated Gas.
Public Service of New Jersey, U. S.
Smelting. Cerro De Pasco. Inland
Steel. McKeesport Tin Plate. Com
Products and Johns-Manville.
The oils were still in demand with
Standards of New Jersey and Cali
fornia, Texas Corp., Consolidated
ana Seaboard improving fractional
ly. The rails were not buoyant, but
Santa Fe. Union Pacific, N. Y. Cen
tral and others firmed. U. S Steel,
Bethlehem. Case. Du Pont Chrys
ler. General Motors and American
Can were somewhat higher. Air
crafts were also better.
The oopper stocks, including Ken
necott. Anaconda and Phelps Dodge
edged forward as the price of the
domestic metal for export was rised
to an equivalent of 8 cents a pound,
the best level in more than a year.
Expectancy that the fate of the
utilities legislation now pending in
congress will soon be known, and
that the worst fears regarding the
holding company restrictions may
ndt be realized, was thought to have
attracted renewed participation in
this group. Followers of silver were
uo, shaken In their belief that the
treasury will soon boost the dom
estic rate again.
At the same time the New York
price of imported bar silver for
commercial use was lifted 7-8 of a
cent an ounce to 72 1-8 cents and
increases were also reported from
London and Montreal.
Announcement that U. S Steel's
April shipments were off 76.328 tons
from the March total did not sur
prise analytical quarters where it
had been known that the automo
bile manufacturers had already
more than filled their near-term
requirement* in view of labor un
.**tt lenient.
• Freight carloadings for the week
ended May 4. showed a cheerful
gain of 10,179 over the previous
week's aggregate.
NEW ORLEANS. May 10. iA>>—
Marking time after Thursday s ad
vance. opening prices cm the cotton
market Friday held in a narrow
range, a point or two under the
previous closing levels.
At the first call May sold at 11 89
July at 11.90. October at 11.69 and
December at 11.74. and held at these
figures during the early dealings.
After pausing for a couple of
hours new crop futures extended
the gains achieved in Thursday's
session. Oct was 5 points higher at
11.74 and Dec advanced a similar
amount to 11.80.
The near months did not share
in this advance. July sagging 5
points to 11.88 and May holding
•me point under the previous close
for the first half of the trading pe
The hopes expressed by the cot
ton pool that their recent action
would bring the new crop months
more into line with the rest of the
market appeared to be having the
desired results as bullish tendencies
in these positions narrowed the
differences between crops.
CHICAGO. May 10. VP)—lU. S.
Dept. Agri» —Potatoes. 42. on track
359. US shipments 736; dull, supplies
moderate, trading slow; Wisconsin
round whiles US No. 1, AO; Michigan
round US No. 1 .80; Idaho Russets
US No. 1. no sales. US No. 2, 1.15;
Washington Russets combination
grade 1.30; new stock, dull, supplies
liberal, trading alow; Louisiana Bliss
Triumphs US No. l. and partly grad
ed 2.25. US No. 2. 140; Alabama
Bliss Triumphs US No. 1. 2.25-35
US No 2. 1 45.
CHICAOO. May 10. uP>—Grain
prices were averaged higher early
Friday, responsive to firmness of
wheat quotations at Liverpool.
Cables said Liverpool demand for
wheat was well sustained, and Indi
cations were weekly statistics would
prove bullish. Opening 4 off to %
up. July 964-4. the Chicago wheat
market then held near to the*e
limits. Com started unchanged to
4 lower. July 824. and afterward
Truck Markets
Carioi shipments of entire United
Mates reported Thursday. May 9:
Bmuu: Ala 2, Calif 2, Flail, Oa
5, La 27. Miss 2. So Car 18. Texas
1. total US 72 cars.
Beets: So Car 1, Texas 3. Va 2,
total US 6 cars.
Carrots: Ariz 12. Calif 65. NY 5.
Texas 3. total US 85 cars.
Cucumbers: Ala 11. Fla 17. Oa 5.
Texas 24. total US 57 cars.
Mixed Vegetables: Calif 23. Fla
18. La 4. Miss 11. Texas 11. others
19. total US 86 cars.
Onions Calif 10. La 2. Texas 154.
total US 166 cars.
Potatoes: Ala 4. Fla 112. La 42.
So Car 46. Texas 10, total old and
new 738 cars.
Green Corn: Fla 3. Texas 6, total
US 9 cars
Tomatoes: Fla 95. Texas 5. total
US 100 cars. Mexico 12 cars.
Lower Rio Grande Valley ship
ments forwarded Friday morning,
May 10:
Mixed vegetables 4. green com 6.
potatoes 4, beets 3. carrots 3. beets
and carrots 5. parsley 4. total 29
cars. Total to date this season—
Citrus 4585. vegetables 7292. mixed
citrus and vegetables 34. total 11,
911; to same date last season—Cit
ius 1809. vegetables 12,514. mixed
citrus and vegetables 28. total 14.
351 cars.
Representative prices paid by
truckers for Valley vegetables
Thursday. May 9.
Beets: Per doz bunches 16-18c.
Carrots: Per doz bunches 16-18c.
Green Com: Per doz ears 25-30c,
bushel baskets 1.25-1 50
Blackeyed Peas: Bushel hampers
and baskets 50-60c
Potatoes: Bliss Triumphs 50-lb
sacks 1 25-175 according to qualitv
and size.
Onions: Yellow and Wax 50-lb
sacks 1.25-1.75, boilers low as 40c.
Cucumbers: Bushel baskets 1.00
1.50 according to quality.
Squash: Bushel baskets yellow
and white around 50c.
Parsley: Bushel crates bunches
(Continued Prom Page One)
school auditorium beginning at 8
p. m
Tomato Theme
The stage has been decorated in
seeping with the tomato theme. The
iiiruue will be a large tomato and
-he other decorations will be in red
.■nd green colors.
Miss Burleson was voted queen
in a spirited election in which about
10.000 ballots were cast for eight
candidates. HeT ladies-in-waiUng,
who will wear red dresses and green
capes, will be Edith Claire Utauer
nee, Juanita Camille, Sarah wtl
•*ams. Mary Edna Jones. Mary Lee
Nixon. Floretta Scott and Evelyn
tfeyer. The coronation will be fol
lowed by a street dance for the gen
eral public.
The morning program Includes a
children's parade, airplane dusting
exhibition and aerial stunts, and talks
by officials of the Arroyo Colorado
Navigation district.
Many Contents
The afternoon celebratiL/n will in
clude box making contests, tomato
packing contests, a demonstration
by the Harlingen Boy Scout Bugle
and Drum Corps, a baseball game
between Fort Brown and Rio Hondo,
a rodeo, boat races on the Arroyo
Colorado, band music and various
contests. Prizes will be awarded lor
the largest temato on exhibition, the
largest load of tomatoes and the
load brought the greatest distance.
The rodeo, which has some of the
best talent In South Texas entered,
will draw heavy patronage Saturday
afternoon It is planned to continue
the rodeo through Sunday.
In adldtion to the other attrac
tions. a carnival will operate near
the heart of the business district.
Olrl* took the lead over boy's for
scholastic honors in the 1935 Browns
ville high school graduating class
Miss Elouise Clark, with an aver
age of 92.515. has been selected class
valedictorian, and Miss Lillian
Stuermer. with sn average only a
fraction lower, has been named sal
Miss Margaret Weinert was third
highest in scholastic averages and
Enrique Cisneros had the highest
average among the boys.
All four students are members of
the National Honor Society and each
has attended Brownsville high
school fcr four years
An eminent Baltimore physician
has said that snake venom becomes
larmlsss when exposed to ultra-1
dolet light |
(Continued Prom Page One)
tions. expressions of personal opin
, ion and comments upon facts not
In evidence, all of which calculated |
| to mislead the Jury to the prejudice
cf the defendant and involved a
question of public policy."
The court of errors and appeals
last week granted the defense per
mission to include WUentz's open
ing remarks to the jury and his
summation in the trial record.
Rosecrans said lViday his complaint
against the summation was In line
with a recent decision of the United
States supieme court in which the
court reversed a conviction because j
of the district attroney s dosing :
(Continued Prom Page One)
weather It will also help the
cotton and citrus fruit.
The rain was accompanied by a
strong north wind, which reached a
maximum velocity of 30 miles an
hour, and by an electrical disturb
ance Lightning struck a palm tree
in West Brownsville, but no other
damage was reported.
The freak weather was accom
panied In some parts of the Val
ley by hail.
Traces of hail were reported
from several Valley points, with a
heavy hail between Brownsville
an J Port Isabel, although it fell in
I a :ection where practically no dam
age was done.
(Continued from Page One*
Friday, the work having been com
pleted and final inspections made
"With the receipt of the $12,000
from the Federal Home Loan Bank,
the Brownsville association Is pre
pared to receive additional applica
tions for loans for new homes and
repairs to old ones." it was stated
Friday by Drew Patteson. president
of the association “It is the pur
pose of the association at this time
to consider only such applications
because it Ls urgently desired to
create new works, thus creating
jobs and business in the various
trades having to do with home
building Whenever funds become
available to more than rare for
new building needs, then the asso
ciation hopes to be able to con
sider applications for refinancing
existing home mortgages Until
such time, however, it is not the
policy of the association to refi
nance existing mortgages."
Brownsville citizens have invest
ed about $6000 in the stock of the
association. For each dollar In
vested by citizens the federal gov
, emment will advance to the asso
ciation a total of three dollars.
, TTirift accounts are also carried,
the deposits being payable monthly, i
Kellogg's All-Bran Corrects
An enthusiastic and voluntary
latter: “We have a daughter who
has h*n troubled all her life with
constipation.4 About three months
ago, we discovered All-Bran.
j. From that day to now we have not
given her any form of laxative.
We have become “All-Bjunw
users, and now it is a part of our
daily diet. We have told many of ■
our friends and they, too. are get
ting results.”—Mr. and Mrs. L. F.
Pope, 662 Maple Ave., Elmira, N.Y.
•Constipation duo to insufficient \
“bulk” in meals.
All-Bran provides gentle “bulk"
to aid regular habits. It also fur
nishes vitamin B and iron.
The “hulk” in All-Bran is often
more effective than the “bulk” in
fruits and vegetables, as it does
not break down within the body.
Two tablespoonfuls daily are
nsually sufficient. If not corrected
this way, see your doctor.
Isn't this food much pleasanter
and safer than risking patent med
icines? Get the red-and
green package at your gro
cer’s. Made by Kellogg
in Battle Creek.
Thousands Disappointed In
Got*Rich-Quick Scheme
In Missouri
—The dross was cresting the top of
Springfield's “pots of gold” Thurs
Persons who had Invested heavily
in chain letters found the market
Tales of easy money and quickly
made fortunes continued to spread
through the city but to the thous
ands who came in late they were
tales and nothing more.
Disappointed men and women—
stuck with letters—roamed the
streets accosting passersby only to
find the demand had slackened
Everyone had a letter to sell and
few wanted to buy.
Salesmen, who had deserted their
Jobs to take over chain letters, were
still making money, but the great
mass of people, minus from one to
$20 looked enviously at the few who
had cashed in.
Retail merchants reported an
alarming decrease in sales since
Monday. The liquor business was
good, boosted by one or two “drunk
chains” started Wednesday night
The most coherent explanation
of these that could be obtained was
a group would start out with a drink
at one tavern, take two at the next,
four at the next.
Girl Arrested In
Extortion Attempt
TUU5A. Okla . May 9. (*>—Opal
Virginia Beard, 16-year-old school
girl. Thursday was arrested by de
partment of Justice agents when she
picked up a dummy package plac
ed where an extortion note had di
rected Homer F Wilcox, wealthy oil
man. to leave $2,000, C E. Bailey.
United States district attorney, an
nounced Thursday afternoon
The girl confessed she wrote and
mailed the note, threatening death
to the Wilcox children unless the
money was paid. Bailey said
Down on the Farm—in Gotham!
Believe it or not, high school lads In New York City are being given
regular instruction in farming right within the city limits! Andrew
Lukac, Newton High student, is guiding old Dobbin through a rhubarb
patch on the school’s 64-acre experimental farm in Queens, within
metropolitan boundary. (Central Prett)
(Continued from Page One)
Antonio river was washed out An
other bridge at Hamilton and San
Fernando street ovw the Apache
creek was washed out. A foot bridge
over the Alazan at Durango street
was washed away and a bridge at
Hansford street and S.A.P. railroad
tracks was damaged.
Windows Broken
Hail damaged roofs in the King
William street area, and broke out
a large plate glass window in the
building at 419 South St. Mary’s
street occupied by the federal
transient relief bureau.
The west side of the home of
Mm. Prances Martinez collapsed
under the force of the wind and the
drive of the rain. Mrs. Anita Zavala
and Miss Mardla Sandoval, the
cnl> occupants of the house at the
time, had to wade In water hip deep
to escape.
Robbers Kill Man,
Threaten Women
ELMO. Mo., May 9.-<*»>-W. T.
Carlton. 50. Cotton Belt Railroad
pumper, was shot to death Wed
nesday night and his wife and
daughter. Juanita. 20. were held
prisoners for nearly half an hour
at their home near here, while the
two killers ransacked the home for
money and repeatedly threatened
to kill the two women.
The robbers took about $15 they
found in the house and left in the
i Carlton automobile.
What The
Is Doing
AUSTIN. May 9. JPh-The T«g£
House Thursday adopted, 110 »W,
a resolution to give immediate ef
fect to a bill to appropriate $3.
OOOjOOO in state aid for a Texas
oenteiuual. Sponsors believed the
senate would speedily concur m
the house action.
Failure of the centennial ap~
pripration bill to receive a two
thirds majority in either house
postponed its effective date to
August 9. Adoption of the house
resolution by the senate would
make it operative without delay
and enable the centennial commis
sion to proceed with Its plans.
Centennial friends were Joined
by leading opponent* m urging
adoption of the resolution.
Representative Alf Roark of
Saratoga, who led the anti-centen*
tu&l forces In the tortorous course
of the bill through the house, ad
vocated that It be given effect at
ocne. Roark said majorities in
both houses approved a centennial
appropriation and that as long as
the money would be spent even
tually there was not reason to Im
pede the commission's work.
Representative Leonard Westfall
of Aspermont. another centeanlal
foe. opposed the resolution, assert
ing centennial sponsors were at
tempting to obtain a preference
and “dip their hands In the treas
ury first." Westfall said the com
mission could proceed on the state
pledge and that to make the ap
propriation available Immediately
would Increase the discount rate
on state warrants.
Representative A. T. McKinney
of Huntsville presented the resolu
Blast Kills Child
[yp>—Mary Francis Tinker. 5-yeai
old daughter of Mr and Mra Ouj
Tinker, died Friday of bums re
ceived when kerosene poured int*
a kitchen stove exploded. She wai
the second victim of the exploskaa
older sister having died
It May
be a
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 ii 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 He’
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 • p. m. to help
you write a result getting ad.
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