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Capital It Uncertain
What Effect Huey’s
Patting Will Have
On Politics
Whether a strong threat to Presi
dent Roosevelt's redaction died with
Senator Huey P. Long was a sub
ject of disagreement Wednesday
among political leaders In the cap
“Long might easily have held the
balance of power In 1936,” said Sen
ator Nye (R-ND). “There Is little
or no doubt he would have been a
candidate at the democratic con
vention. I think he would have
gone then Into a third party move
ment. It Is difficult to estimate
his following but It would have been
"His death lessens the possibility
of a division In the democratic
party and to that extent strength
ens the administration.
"Most emphatically, there Is no
one on the horlion to take his
*8001 In Wrong Place’
But Senator Thomas (D-Utah),
Senator Norris (R-Neb) and a
number of others placed different
estimates on the possible conse
Expressing belief that Long’s
death would not affect the outcome
of next year’s election materially,
Thomas asserted a bolt by the
Louislansn from the democratic
standard would have given the
democratic presidential candidate
,b conservative vote-getting appeal.
Thomas said no third party move
ment ever had been effective In
the United 8tates and added Sen
ator Long was “born In the wrong
place to do damage to the demo
cratic party.”
“Suppose he bad joined the so
cialists—where would the votes have
come from?” he demanded. “He
would have wrecked his own fol
lowing because they are not the
type who follow Norman Thomas
‘Suppose he had connected up
with the progressives. If President
Roosevelt has any marking at all,
it’s progressive.
"Fascism would have had no ap
peal whatever nationally. If we
ever have a fascist group In Amer
ica. Its leader will be very, very
different from Senator Long.
“His great strength was his abil
ity to stand alone—probably no one
had done It more effectively.”
•Not Belittling'
Thomas, who was chairman of a
committee which investigated cam
paign expenditures in Louisiana a
few years ago. emphasised he had
no intention of belittling Sei\lor
Long or his following
He said, however, that someone
else—"using his methods”—could
take Long’s place.
S a tor Norris said he doubted
that the administration would be
either strengthened or weakened
politically as a result of the assas
Observers pondering the views of
Long's colleagues considered also
Postmaster Oeneral Farley s asser
tion at a press conference Tuesday
that he never had thought there
would be a substantial third party
Farley said he expected every
state to send delegates Instructed
for President Roosevelt to the demo
cratic convention.
“I'>w about Louisiana?” he was
“Ill stand on the original state
ment.” he replied.
San Benito Faculty
Entertainment Slated
(Special to The Herald)
SAN BENITO. Sept. 11—A re
ception Thursday evening for mem
bers of the San Benito public school
faculty will take the place of the
weekly luncheon of the Rotary club.
Members of the school board also
will be guests at the reception which
will be held at 8:30 o’clock in the
patio of the Stonewall Jackson hotel
James Q Louthan will welcome the
guests and 8upt. O. L. Davis will
give the response. Alex M. Bowie
will be toastmaster and J. L. Bates
Is program chairman. Mrs. James
D. Ward is arranging for a pro
gram of music.
Faculty Completed
(Special to The Herald)
RIO HONDO, Sept. 11- The
school faculty was completed with
the approval of the three new teach
ers by the board Monda.. New
teachers are MLs& Evelyn Douglas,
high s-'hool Spanish; Miss Grace
Wolff, high school home economics;
Miss Kate Hamon, elementary
Due to the crowded condition of
the schools the board Is to appoint
a number of cadet teachers, said
Supt. R J. Bingham, to fill In and
do not necessarily have to have
teachers certificates.
How Numskuu.
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ROUND? skmku
Two New Tests On
Sand in Hidalgofs
Samfordyce Field
(Special to The Herald)
MISSION. Sept. 11.—Two more
tests were eu the sand in the Sam*
fordyce field of sonthwestem Hi
dalgo county Tuesday night and (
others were drilling ahead. The
field’s northernmost test shut down
after running Schlumberger test.
Two important tests at the north
western extremity of production
were waiting on cement before
drilling in and attempting comple
Phillips-BamsdaU’s No. 1 Yturrla
Mercedes Vets
Launch Drive
For Membership
fgnectal to The Herald l
MERCEDES. Sept. 11.—Installa
tion ceremonies of the newly elect
ed American Legion officers was in
charge of Dave Horger. 15th Dis
trict Committeeman of the Amer
ican Legion and Chef de Gare of
the State Forty and Eight organ
izatoin. at the chamber of com
merce office Tuesday night.
Incoming officers are B B Bal
lanfant. commander; C. M. Waters,
vice commander; L. F. Boling, ad
jutant; Ray Schmitter. finance of
ficer; Rev. E- V. May. chaplain;
Homer Settles, service officer; Fred
Lange, sergeant at arms. Executive
committeemen are Walter Collier.
Frank Avent, J. M Reynolds, W.
E. Tillery and Roy Powell.
Executive Committeeman Horger
gave a detailed account of events
which took place at the state Le
gion convention held in Dallas.
Harry Mertz, postmaster of McAl
len, made an inspirational talk,
enumerating the many avenues of
service open to the Valley posts
of the Legion. Commander Ballan
fant made a plea for the nearty
cooperation of the membership
and spoke highly of the retiring
officers and the excellent work
done in ) s past year.
A membership drive will be in
augurated this week, in which all
members of the post have been list
ed alphabetically. “Elm-nr", an
American Legion dyck, donated by
executive Committeeman Roy Pow
ell, will be placed in charge of
each member as his name appears
on the list of members, pach mem
ber will have to secure one new
member |i order to pass the duck
along to the next member on the
list. Rules to pass the duck along to
the campaign accompany the duck
and in this way the membership of
the post will be doubled by the time
each member has been custodian
of the duck once. A four-point pro
gram has been outlined by Com
mander Ballanfant. and committee
men for the ensuing year will be
announced at the next meeting of
the post held on September 23 at
the chamber of commerce office.
Louis S. ,Witte
Company Formed
(S-'pc**' to T*p Hrrpl<l)
SAN BENITO, Sept. 11. — The
Louis S. Witte Co., has been form
ed here and has leased all facil
ities operated here for many years
by the Alexander Marketing Co,
for whom Mr. Witte was the mana
The new firm will take over the
Grand Prize beer agency for the
three Valley counties, will engage
In the fruit and vegetable shipping
business and open its cold storage
facilities '!■ the public.
The arrangements were made
here between Mr. Witte and S P.
Lloyd of the Nash-Finch Co., gen
eral office in Minneapolis. The
Alexander Marketing Co., is a sub
sidiary of the Nash-Finch Co. Mr.
Witte said that he was not author
ized or prepared to speak for the
Alexander Marketing Co., as to its
plans in the Valley but it is gen
erally presumed that this firm will
withdraw from this field for at
least one seas\n.
Witte came to the Valley with
Alexander 14 years ago and is well
qualified for the conduct of the
business which he has formed here.
He has been active in civic work
as well as in the conduct of the
produce business and was the first
president of the San Benito Kiwa
nis club.
He said that the Alexander or
ganization with the exception of
Rodolf Bendixen had entered the
employment of the new firm.
Among those in the new organiza
tion are Mrs. H. M. WiUis, secre
tary-treasurer; L L. Burruss ware
house foreman: C. C. Gunn, sales
manager in Cameron county; A. C.
Smith, salesman for parts of Came
ron. Willacy and Hidalgo counties;
V. R Myers, salesman in western
Hidalgo county and manager of the
McAllen branch, and a number of
other employes.
Land At Livestock Co., 600 feet be
yond production and 6,300 feet
northwest of discovery, will drill
plugs Thursday in the area’s north
west outpost. Sand cored at 2.796
2,8.6 feet made 2,500 feet of oil
without pressure on 14-minute drill
stem teat and casing is set and
cemented on bottom. Production
will be sought through gun-per
forations at 2.797-2 804 feet.
Henshaw At Rotert's No. 2 Seabury
et al, Hidalgo Co.. 5.400 feet north-1
west of discovery, is waiting on
cement preparatory to drilling in
and seekmg completion in sand
cored at 2.804-09 f«>t.
Skelly Oil Company will start
making hole beneath 201 feet of
10-inch surface casing in its No. 5
Seabury et al. as soon as blowout
preventer arrives and is installed
Location Is 5.400 feet northwest of
discovery, just east of the Henshaw
Rothert test.
About 900 feet north of discovery.
Ralph E. Pair. Inc., <King-Woods)
No. 7 Francisco Guerra, is rigged up
and awaiting orders.
Rogers Oil At Gas Company’s No.
B-2 Seabury et al. Is due to spud
in Wednesday night or Thursday
Two new tests in the eastern sec
tion of the field are coring the
sand and another is ready to start
coring for the pay.
The fields eastern outpost. K D.
Harrison-Double D Oil Companys
No. 4 Mrs. Lula George. 300 feet
east of production and 7 300 feet
east of discovery, has the following
revised sand record: upper gas
sand. 2.698-2,725 feet: shale at
2.725-49 feet, lower sand at 2.749-5!
feet. Drill stem test of the lowei
five feet of sand Tuesday showed
nothing but gas. 401 pounds Dressure
in four minutes, and the test will
be cored deeper.
i About 5.700 feet east of discovery.
Harrlson-Davis-Bishop’s No. 4 Fran
cisco Guerra, cored the top of the
upper gas sand at 2.735-41 feet late
I Tuesday and continued coring.
Cortez Oil Corporation's No. 1
Francisco Guerra, about 6.400 feet
east of discovery, is drilling in stickv
shale around 2.700 feet and will
start coring shortly.
The field’s no-themmost test.
Mundy-Stephen's No. l Francisco
Guerra, ran Schlumebrger test Sun
day. which showed total depth to
be 3 027 feet. After reaming down
Monday, three feet of blue shale
was cored Tuesday to mit the bot
tom of the hole at 3.030 feet. The
test is now shut down while await
ing results of the Schulemberger.
It is one of the most imoortant tests
yet drilled in the northeast section
of the Samfordyce area, being 2.100
feet north of production.
Activity in Starr county lagged
early this week.
After experiencing considerable
difficulty with surface gravel and
high water from the flooding Rio
Grande, Evans Sc James abandoned
their No. 1 H F. Ferry, west of Rio
Grande City, and skidded to new
location for their No. 2 Ferry. 1.200
feet south of State Highway 4 ana
200 feet west of the east lines of
Porclon 76. The test is now rigging
In the Rk> Grande City pool, two
new tests are moving in and a third
is waiting on cement before drilling
plue and attempting comoletion.
Hiram M. Reed is moving in for
the No. 7 Doyno Sc Chatfield. bloc*
3. tract 21. porclon 8 . Jurisdiction
of Camargo. and Sioux-Heard's No
3 Goodrich is moving in at the
south edge of the poof in block 5.
tract 5. porclon 81.
Plug is to be drilled and comple
tion sought Thursday on the W W.
Zimmerman No. 2 Frank Doyno.
about 4.003 feet north of discovery,
which has sand at 1.454-58 feet.
Starr County Gets
Three New Schools
<8peclal to The Herald)
Three new’ school buildings greet
ed Starr county students when they
returned to their studies this week
Roma's new $56,000 high school
is complete except for electric wir
ing, installation of desks, lockers
and other equipment having been
fini hed last week. The building
will be formally opened aoon. It was
built with a loan and grant from the
federal Public Works Admlntst ra
tten. is one of the mo6t modern
buildings of its kind in the Valley
and is the first Valley PWA school
project to be finished.
Two other new school buildings,
also PWA projects, are now in use in
Starr ccunty. These are located at
Selineno and El Sauz and cost $5.
000 each. They are completely
equipped and replace buildings long
since outgrown.
The1 Largest, Cleanest and
Coolest Restaurant in the
Enjoy the comfort and
luxury of this famous
hotel in the heart of
the theatrical district
and facing beautiful
Forest Pork. Circula
ting ice water in every room.
Unusal food in the Coffee
Shop and Dining Room.
WITH <950
BATH freer *£•
GOP Continues Tactics Of
Claiming Opposition To
‘Sober Thinking* .
Representative Snell of New York.
bouse republican leader, charged
Wednesday that President Roose
velt forced “a mass of unconstitu
tional legislation" through the re
cent session of congress with the
deliberate objective of building up a
campaign issue of changing the con
That issue, he said, the republi
cans welcome.
In an attack cm the New Deal
which appeared in Wednesday's
final congressional record. Snell said
administration officials and others
close to the administration had re
vealed that the "unconstitutional”
measures would give Mr. Roosevelt
a chance to go to the country and
say he had dene his best to rectify
alleged economic and social injus
tices but "that organized wealth,
through the medium of federal
courts, has been able to thwart hi3
"Dumping a load of unconstitu
tional legislation on the bench of the
supreme court, fully aware in ad
vance of its inevitable decision"!
Snell said, “would give him the cluo
with which to belabor both the su
preme court and the United States
constitution. There can be little
doubt that such tactics may be poli
tically shrewd. •••
‘Our constitution and our Insti
tutions are thf fruit of generations
of sober thinking and seasoned pub
lic opinkn. But the hlstorv of other
nations and oth»r peoples shows
that institutions of slow growth •••
can be destroyed overnight by in
flamed passions of the mob. Mob law
and mob rule are not the creation
of those dupes who practice them,
but of the artful demagegue who in
cites them to riot and destruction.
“That President Roosevelt and his
advisers intend to make an attack
upon the constitution a part of their
campaign next year is perfectly ob
vious. It does not rest upon specula
I tion. Their record clearly indicates
| it."
He named these men as being
among those who- had declared pub
licly the consitution must be re
vamped: Rexford G. Tugwell, un
dersecretary of agriculture and di
rector of rural resettlemen*; General
Hugh Johnson former NRA chief and
now New York relief administrator:
R. Walton Moore, asisstant secre
tary of state: James Roosevelt, son
'■'f the president: Postmaster General
Parley; Donald Richberg. another
former rec^erv administrator: Sen
ator O'Mahoney tD-Wvoi Secre
tary WJllice an* **rof. Raymond
Moley, original 1 • irtruster.
Legion To Meet
Regular meeting of John Hanlon
nost w’ll be he!* Thursday at 8 p.
m. at Legion hall.
A number of impo-tant matters
are to come before the post and
It is especially urged that all mem
bers be on hand for this meeting,
it was announced.
Reports of the *tate convert*©*! in
Dallas wit! also be m’d*. Visit *n<*
Leeionnalres are extended a cordial
invitation to meet with the post
Charity Drive It
Backed By Lions
The Brownsville Lions club voted
unanimously In session Tuesday to
back the Associated Charities of thin
city in their fall drive to raise funds
for Brownsville charity work this
winter, it was reported.
Entertaining features of the week
ly luncheon included two piano se
lections by Miss Betty Jean Mc
Minn, and a round-table individual
talk by each member on the subject
“What I would Do If I Had *150.
J. Harrison Dllz. manager of the
Star Tire Service here, was intro
duced as a new member of the club.
Tom J. Cunningham. Lion from Cor
pus Christl. was a visitor.
Rev. Bill Dunn .
To Fill Pulpit
(Special to The Herald (
Dunn, who accepted the Methodist
pastorate at Freer. Texas several
months ago will fill his fathers pul
pit In the First Methodist church
at 8 o’clock Wednesday night. His
topic will be "Abundant Life.” He
Is a recent graduate of Emory U.
The young minister is here for a
family reunion. It is the first time
In years that all of the children of
Rev. S. C. Dunn local pastor, have
been together. Other children here
for the reunion Included Miss No
reen Dunn of the Meth:dist board of
publications. Nashville: Mi's Mar
garet Dunn, a student at Peabodv
College: Burgln Dunn, head of the
science deirrtment. Southwestern
U. at Georgetown: and Chester
Gunn, who is entering Southwestern
this fall.
Bankruptcy Action Is
Taken Against Store
Bankruptcy proceedings again t
Geo. A. Covacevich. well known
Brownsville business man who has
operated the Covacevlch Supply
Company here, were filed in federal
district court Mondav afternoon by
three San Antonio firms.
LLstine unsecured claims for
$71282 from the B-ownsvll’e firm,
the plaintiffs allege that to the best
of their knowledge and belief Cov
acevich is insolvent.
The plaintiffs and their claims
are: Straus-Prank Company. $402.76:
Newton-Wtuer Company, $17006:
and C A. Burkholder, doing busi
ness as the Progress Calendar Com
pany. $140
Plaintiffs allege that stock of the
local sto*e has been taken under
execution issued out of Corpus
Chrlstl Hardware company No
schedule of assets and liabilities
was filed in the petition foe bank
Sentence Suspended
Jose Leal 29. of Brownsville, was
assessed a five year suspended sen
tence in criminal district court here
Tuesday aftemo n when he plead
ed guilty to theft of a horse from
Domingo Flores Sept. 3.
The defendant was par oiled to
Raphael Cowan, a Brownsville at
Leal was held by officers after the
trial for investigation by immigra
tion authorities.
The grand jury returned 11 in
dictments, making a total of 20 for
the term. Tuesday but their con
tents were not made public pend
ing arrests.
A mature giant Seouola tre
spreads its roots over an area of
between two and three acres.
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BRAKES . . . . 55c
RADIOS . save 10 to $20
Tire* tone stewart-warner
Elizabeth at 7th Street
Hidalgo County Heads Point
Out Advantages to All
Valley Residents
(8Dedal to The Herald'
EDINBURG. Sept. 11.-The Hi
dalgo county commissioners' court
recently went on record as endors
ing Port Isabel’s application to the
PWA lor funds to construct a
bridge across Laguna Madre to
Padre island.
The court passed the following
Whereas, it has been called to
the attention of the Commissioners'
court of Hidalgo county, that the
city of Port Isabel. Cameron coun
ty. has filed an application with the
Federal Emergency Administration
of Public Works at Washington for
a loan of $220,0!0. and a grant of
$180,000 for the purpose of con
structing a toll bridge or causeway
from the city of Port Isabel, to Padre
Island; and.
wnereas, it Is considered bv this
Court that the construction of this
toll bridge or causeway would be
of Inestimable benefit and advan
tage to Hidalgo county and Its cit
izens. as well as a great benefit to
the entire Lower Rio Grande Valiev
of Texas, and a protect which will
make accessible to the citizens of
the Valley and the many tourist
visitors to this section, one of the
finest bathing beaches on the
Texas coast, as well as affording an
ooportunltv anj use of a wonderful
Gulf coast beach drive of more
than one hundred miles In length,
and this court, knowing the Valley
and the type and character of ts
citizenship and visitors, feels war
ranted in statin? that th's orni^t
'an well be termed a se’f-’louldat
Ing nroiect of the highest tvoe. and
one In whl^h the *v*deral Adminis
tration of Public Works can safelv
invest the funds of the United
St»tea Government:
i Therefo-e. be It unanimouslv
resolved bv the commissioners’
j court of Hidalgo county, Texas:
That said project be most heartllv
! ’n Horsed .id recommended to the
Federal Administration of Public
Works in Washington as a most
worthy protect, beneficial to the
approximately 250 000 peoole who
are resident citizens of this VaU»v
and thousands of visitors annually
sojourning here.
Flashes of Life
(■y Th# Associated Press)
A 9*.M HI Bab
NEW YORK—H. Muon Day.
broker, had four embarrassing,
but profitable, moments as he
crossed the ocean on the Majestic.
Each of the four days that the
ships auction pool on the dally
mileage log was run. Day was
the winner. J.OOO In all
He said It was embarrassing be*
cause other passengers began to
think he was possessed of some
magical metaphysical powem
New Pals For A1
NEW YORK—A raccoon which
stowed away in a banana barrel,
surprising a fruit dealer, and a
hawk which flew Into a butcher
shop In search of prey have been
turned over to A1 Smith, honor
ary night superintendent of Cen
tral Park Zoo.
Ball Session
* GOLDEN CITY. Ma-By pick
ing on the bull that was picking
on her husband. Mrs. C. W Heath
probably saved Mr. Heath’i life.
The bull dkln’t like being led
and gored Heath Mrs. Her th
grabbed a pitchfork and Jabbed
the bull several times, so divert
ing his attention she was able
to drag her nusband to safety.
After All These Yean
OREENWICH. Kas- For 50
years the Methodist Episcopal
Church has stoo here, In active
use. Sermons, baptisms and fu
nerals all had their day. it the
aged edifice added an experience
new In its ca'eer the other day.
There was a wedding.
The principals in the first wed
ding at the church were Eldon M.
Hagan and Effie Louise Borg, of
Church Group Meets
(Special to The Herald)
SAN BENITO. Sept 11-F H.
Harrison addressed the Wesley
! Brotherhood nd a large number of
1 guests Monday night In basement of
the Methodist church on “Getting
the Job D:«e.”
There were 23 guests from Rio
Hondo present at the meeting and
a good attendance from San Ben
Carl F Plrtle welcomed the guests
and Victor Hodgkin of Rio Hondo
8ongs were had from the Klwanls
Cantoliers and dinner was served by
the missionary societies.
Majority of Charge* Art
Filed In Connection
With Custom* Law*
Federal indictment* against 41
defendants in Cameron and Hidalgo
county jails were riled in the dis
trict clerk's office here Tuesday af
ter having been returned by a fed
eral grand jury in Houston.
Sixteen of the defendants ere
charged with violating customs
laws and the remaining 38 are al
leged to have violated immigration
The customs indictments ar*
against Manuel Flores. Plorentlno
Bernal. Ignacio Garda. Severe
Ramirez. Ed Lozano. Cruz Her
nandez. Fllomeno Flores. Guadalupe
Castlllanos. Jesus Ramirez. Fran
cisco Saldana Sosa. Ellglo Betan
court. Raul Guerra Garda. Juan
Reyes. Vicente Morr’es. Esteban
Rivera and Antonio Flo'es Peres.
The Immigration indictments and
the counties in which they origin
ated are as follows: Cameron—
Francisco Rosales Flores Antonio
Flores Peres. Prtncisoo del Valle,
Silvestre Arenas. Amelia Ramos,
Guadalupe Rodriguez, Cavetano .
Ouatardo, Pilar Oarda de Sotullo.
Ci-riano Villarreal. Isabel Vela,
Alfonso Torres. Inez Torres. Tan
cisco Saldana Sosa and Victor Lu
era; Hidalgo—Fidel Altuna, Man
uel Avila. Juan Guerrero. Jesus
Elizondo. Noe Gonzalez Grac'.ano
{Guzman. Marla Ova lie, Juan Ran
gel and Jose Sandoval: Webb—
Ramcn Cortez; Starr—Guillermo
1 Barrera.
Get Yew
VINOL Today at
Clsnrroft Drag
$1.00 per Month
Buys a New
During September only, we are offer
ing an exceptionally fine Gas Room Heat
er at the lowest terms ever extended by
this company. For only $1.00 down we will
deliver one of these efficient heaters. The
small balance is payable $1.00 per month.
Buy your heaters now. Then you will be
ready for cold weather when it comes. Be
sides being prepared for winter, you will
save money — since these low terms can
only be granted in September. Beginning
October 1st, higher terms will prevail.
Rio Grande Valley
Gas Company
-—if It* done with Hemt. you eon do II BETTER with Go**

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