Brownsville Herald, September 2, 1936

Brownsville Herald

September 02, 1936

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Brownsville Herald (Newspaper) - September 2, 1936, Brownsville, Texas THE WEATHER (By O. S. Weather Borean) I rown*vtll# and the Valley: Partly 4y Wednesday night and Thursday. Paid Circulation over 8,000 Daily* 10,800 Sunday A. ti OL Circulation is Audited Circulation — Offered m the Valley only by The Herald. FORTY-FIFTH YEAR—No. 52 The Valley Pint—Pint la the Valley BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 2, 1936 TEN PAGES TODAY 6e A COPYLOYALISTS RETREAT BEFORE REBELS a a to Push Rio Grande Water Treaty IF YOU WOULD CONTACT optimism, the real and undefiled article— Journey to Willacy county and just stand around Raymondville or Lyford streets and drink it in. Close to eleven inches of rain in three days may have filled up Raymondville streets— But the rain did nothing 'hit cheer up every human. STATEBOAKD -TO CALL ON DEMO CHIEF TO BEGIN SCHOOL WORK IN VALLEY Governor Allred And Valley Group Also To Plead For Quick Action RALPH HUTCHINS, COUNTY agent, will tell you that the rain brought a fine seasoning that will practically make the coming onion crop— Though he ventures no prediction as to the amount of acreage to be planted. Too early to hazard a guess, he remarks. LAMAR GILL. PERENNIAL seer of good things for his home county— Jokes that the Willacy county irrigation district functioned ahead of time as far as Raymondville is concerned! And then waxes seriously enthusiastic over the set-up that is working out this vast project. W. k Anderson of San Benito and <M in Van Berg of Mercedes, ifrs of the district— men tor the job, says Judge Gill. with records that indicate the distnct will get the pest there is. Judge Gill is also glad that B. F. Williams, former state reclamation engineer, has been assigned to the job by the Public Work Administration. Mr. Williams served as project engineer for the WPA on the Brownsville port job. and is most sympathetically cooperative. engm«jrs Are the ideal SAN BENITO, Sept 2—John N. Garner will be requested by the Texas Plannig Board to use his influence at Washington to form a treaty between the United States and Mexico governing division of waters of the Rio Grande, it was learned here Wednesday. W. M. Massie of Fort Worth, chairman of the planning boaid. was authorized at the Tuesday board meeting at Austin to name a committee of board members to call on Garner at Uvalde, urging his support of a treaty. Ask Allred’s Help The committee also will call on Governor James V. Allred, requesting that he accompany them on the trip to Uvalde. In addition, a committee from the Valley will be invited to attend the conference. Frank Robertson, secretary of the Valley Conservation association, Wednesday called a meeting of Valley irrigation district boards, city officials and county officials for 2 p. rn. Friday when the Valley committee to call on Gamer will be named. Adison and Sally Avery ages nine and seven, respectively, are preparing to start to school at Mercedes after an air trip from Guatemala on a Pan-American plane. They arrived at the airport here and were met by their grandparents from Mercedes. They left immediately for that city. Their father operates a sawmill in Guatemala.    • JAPS LAUNCH NAVAL RACE Sub Strength to Top U. S., Britain Valley Parley Called SAN CHARLIE JOHNSON OF Perlita. Willacy developer, Figures that the land business is going to pick up right smart right soon. And so does George Lochne, Raymondville business man. EL W. Archer of Lyford has maintained for the past several years that wise men who have a little extra change— Will invest it rn real estate along the main highway between Lyford and Sebastian. WHITE WING HUNTERS RE-ported Tuesday that killing the birds was one thing— And getting them after they were killed was something else again. As we got it, a trained duck would have been tops as a retriever Upstream developments, developments in Mexico and need for the treaty also will be discussed Friday by the Valley groups. The water division situation came to a head in the Valley several months ago when the Mexican government built an intake on the Rio Grande to supply water for a giant Mexican irrigation project. Valley officials declared the Mexican project is of such proport ions that Valley irrigation supplies are endangered. especially during summer months. Congressman Milton H West placed the Valley s plea for a treaty with Mexico before the Department of State, but that department h;*s taken no action. MERCEDES HAS MAD DOC SCARE Several Children To Take Treatment THREE JACKSON BROTHERS, Blake and D. E. from Corpus Christi and Roy A. from Chicago— Were pleasantly encountered m Raymondville. Farming operations rn Willacy county furnished the excuse for their visit to Raymondville, But the white wing season opening apparently had lots to do with their trip. Things are booming rn Corpus the two Jacksons will tell you. As they envison a prosperous entire South Texas region. 'Special to The Herald) MERCEDES. Sept. 2. — Several families in Hollywood addition planned Wednesday to undergo treatment for prevention of rabies following word from Austin that tests on a dog s head sent there Sunday had proved positive Seven other dogs known to have been bitten by the animal Sunday were killed Wednesday morning, and several more, as well as three cows believed bitten by the rabid animal, may be killed later this week. Several neighborhood children wlK) have been playing with dogs believed bitten by the rabid animal will undergo treatment. LIKE IT OR NOT. ONE MUST hand it to the commissioners court of Cameron county— For the wc.kmanlike job its members are doing on the county’s budget. The court very evidently means business FRANK HALL. BACK FROM A tour ii the markets— Views with optimism the Valley’s chances of selling the big citrus crop we hope to harvest this year. It’s fine that our citrus leaders are approaching their task with confidence. Pilot Blamed For Fatal Air Crash WASHINGTON Sept. 2. 'AV-The Bureau of Air Commerce said Wednesday the “probable” cause of a transport airplane crash in which twelve oersons were killed near Uniontown, Pa., last April 7 was "poor judgment” on the part of Pilot Otto Ferguson of Kansas City, Mo., one of those killed. Trainman Found Shot SAN ANTONIO. Sept. 2. (A>>—E. C. Butts. 55, passenger conductor for the Southern Pacific Lines, was found shot to death in the bedroom of his home Wednesday morning. Butts suffered a shotgun wound in his head. Justice of the Peace Onion went to the home to conduct an inquest. NEGRO FINED JO OC • Special to The Herald» HARLINGEN. Sept. 2 —David Bell, negro, was fined SHK) and costs on a charge of vagrancy filed by city officers with Judge F. D. Nance. Valley Traffic Toll for 1936 'eaths LONDON, Sept. 2 — tAV- Japan formally disclosed Wednesday intentions of having a submarine strength one-third superior to that of either the United States or Great Britain. In a note, the Japanese signified they expected to retain 15.SWS tons of submarines in excess of either of the other powers. The Japanese move was taken in reply to Great Britain’s recent invocation of the escalator clause of the London naval treaty of 1930. under which the British announced their intention of keeping 10.000 tons of overage destroyers in excess of the 150,000 tons allowed by the treaty. Under the terms of the pact, Japan, had it desired, could have added 28.000 tons in destroyer strength. Instead, the Japanese e'ected to substitute retention of l.*,598 terns of submarines which were due to be scrapped as overage at the enc of the year. Under tke treaty. Britain, the United States and Japan are allowed 52,700 tons of submarines each. But. by Wednesday’s proposal, the Japanese will increase their submarine strength to nearly 68,300 tons. Under the escalator clam*. ary signatory to the treaty, feeling its national security to be jeopardised, may increase its naval strength in any classification by notification to > other signers, who. in turn, are allowed to make proportionate increases. Hie question arose here Wednesday. however, whether Japan was entitled to transfer its tonnage increase from the destroyer to the submarine class. ADIO PRIEST CRITICIZED BY VATICAN PRESS VALLEY GIRL LEAPS TO RADIO FAME Coughlin, However, Is Left Free to Play Politics But Quit ‘Liar* Tactics VATICAN CITY. Sept 2. —(*Mhe Osservatore Romano, authoritative Vatican organ, Wednesday publicly criticized Father Charles E. Coughlin’s recent speech assailing President Roosevelt as “a liar and betrayer." Prelates, however, said Father Coughlin was free to continue his political activities, provided he does not denounce public authority. Unofficial Editorial Youth Killed, Two Other* Badly Hurt WICHITA FALLS, Sept. 2. (AV-Wade H. Costley. Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs Wade H. Costley, prominent Wichitans, was fatally injured and two companions were critically hurt early Wednesday morning when the speeding automobile in which the three youths were returning from a dance crashed into a tree. The injured are Buster Carey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Carey of this city, and Joe Craig Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Moore, former Wichitans who now reside in Houston. This accident brought the city's death toll to seven for 1936. The Osserv atore Romano editorial, which prelates said was not to be considered official or semi-official, stated: “In some American newspapers it has been said that when Bishop Gallagher 'Bishop Michael J. Gallagher of Detroit) was in Rome he was given to understand the Holy See approved completely the activities of Father Coughlin. "That is not true. Bishop Gallagher knows very well w hat was said to him on that matter. "The Holy See wishes to respect all liberties and all conveniences. "It is extremely notable that an orator offends when he inveighs against persons Father Coughlin who represent supreme social authority, with the evident danger    of    disturbing the respect due    ti*    authorities them selves byf the people. "The inconvenience is greater as well as more evident when the speaker is a priest.’* In high Vatican circles, it was (See COUGHLIN on Page Two) OEARPATEIS OPENED DP TO I SPANISH CITY Spain Makes Plea To France For Aid As Madrid Crowds Defy Air Raiders I By The Associated Pres*) Determined waves of rebel troops stormed and captured governmer t trenches outside of Irun Wednesday, gaining a clear path to the suburbs of that besieged north Spanish city. But at Madrid, the socialist government announced its fliers had found and destroyed a secret airdrome from which the fascist rebels have been conducting aerial raids on the capital. Appeal for French Aid In Paris, the Spanish woman deputy. La Pastoria na, made a strident appeal for French aid. declaring European neutrality to be a sa ret lot n against democracy. Officials of the Italian embassy followed the lead of Germany rn transferring their quarters from Madrid to Alicante, southeastern seaport, where their battleships can assure protection. Diplomats accredited to Madrid, now stationed at the Franco-8pa rush border, announced they had established communication with both the Spanish government and the rebel ‘capital” in their efforts to check atrocities of the war. While the fascist rebels hurl<$ artillery fire anew at the Irun defenders. 100.000 government militiamen shouted defiance at rebel air raiders from the streets of Madrid. Air Raiders Defied The militia at Madrid marchnfg through street* bombarded almost daily since last Friday night, raised (See REBELS on Page Two) STORM NEARS SHIPS’ PATHS ASSAULT CASE TRIAL IS SET Miss Ann Elstner of San Benito now la one of New York’s glamorous ladies of the radio. Miss Elstner a sister of Mrs. W D. Holland and Mrs. B. A. Epstein, both of San Benito, has added to her repertoire the role of "Martha’’, leading lady in "Trouble House *, a dramatic serial feature in the new "Heinz Magazine of the Air” program over Columbia Broadcasting System. The series began Sept. 2 at ll a. rn and will be heard three times each week. on Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays, at the same hour. Miss Elstner is credited with playing a greater variety of parts cm the air than any Otho’ actress, am! has gamed a wide reputation, both on the stage and radio. Indictments Returned Against Others Gas Firm Executive Found Dead In Auto CORSICANA. Sept. 2. <£>*—Louie W. Cole, 43, division superintendent of the Community Natural* Gas company here. was found dead rn his car near Chatfield, northeast Navarro county, Tuesday night and W. T. Mc-Fadden. justice of the peace, returned a verdict of death from "heart attack.” Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse *aid Cole was found in his car parked on a country road with the motor running, Cole had been dove hunting late in the afternoon. The criminal district grand jury continued to grind away here Wednesday at its semi-annual session and Judge Geo. C. Westervelt of Corpus Christi continued consideration of the mm-jury divorce docket The grand jury. headed by Harry Pattee of Port Isabel, has returned five indictments against defendants held in jail and these have been served. The court dismissed twelve cases on state's motion Tuesday and set ten others for trial at the present term. The new indictments include one against Jose Hernandez Montoya. 32. and Antonio Duenes Gonzalez 25. who are charged with burglary’ of a store here controlled by Emilio Lerina on June 13. BOND, LICENSE BILL STUDIED Assault Charged Pedro Rodriguez. 20, Brownsville pedro Rodriguez. 20, fruit, stand attendant, is charged ‘Big Shot1 Liquor Dealer Sentenced PALESTINE. Sept 2. —<*»>—Carl Chance, former “big shot" liquor dealer in Dallas, was under a 10-year sentence Wednesday for the slaying of Dudley Williams of Dallas in Freestone county Jan. 24. 1933. Chance pleaded guilty. The case was brought here on a change of venue after a first trial resulted in a hung jury. Hidalgo Oil Field * Parley Is Called AUSTIN. Sept. 2. The railroad commission Wednesday called a healing for Sept ll in Austin to determine whether the Barlow area is a pan of the Sam Fordyce field in Hidalgo county or a separate structural unit. rn another new indictment with a statutory offense against a nine-year-old girl. This case created wide interest when it came to the attention of officers May 12 through information supplied by the girls’ father. A shooting on the Brownsville market plaza April 8 has resulted m an indictment against Jose An-saldua of Brownsville. He is changed with wounding Pedro Saldana, aged man who at one time was night watchman on city property. (See JURY on Page Two) Brothers Expected To Surrender Selves CREKA, Calif. Sept. 2. (AV-An offer of leniency from District Attorney* James Davis for John H. and Clark T. Brite, hunted as triple killers, strengthened belief of officials here Wednesday the brothers will surrender. Davis announced he does not Intend to prosecute the Blites for first degree murder and Indicated he hoped they would send word they are ready to submit to legal justice. The brothers. 46 ani 42 years old. fled into the Siskiyou mountain mikfernes snort h of here after a bloody battle at Horse Creek Sunday in which two law officers and a companion were killed Valley Secretaries To Draft Law WESLACO. Sept. 2 — Definite plans are expected to be arranged at the regular monthly meeting of the Valley Chamber of Commerce Secretaries in Rio Hondo Wednesday night for drafting a bond and license bill for vegetable and fruit shippers of the Valley. Action to assist in the drafting of a bond and license law applying to shippers was taken b vt he secretaries at a regular meeting some months ago. L. F. Boling. Mercedes, was appointed to head a committee to investigate the possibilities* of such a law. Copies of similar laws in other states have been secured, and preliminary work has been done. A conference was had with Homer Leonard, representative of Hidalgo county, recently. and it was decided to hold off any further action in the matter until the arrival of shippers later in the year. It was pointed out that nothing could be worked out for this year’s operations, but it was hoped to have a suitable bill ready for presentation to the legislature when it convenes in January. A Valley-wide meeting of all inter-esteed parties is planned soon. Representatives from all growers organizations. both citrus and vegetable, and committees from the independent and cooperative shippers will be invited to attend. “The Secretaries Association resolved at the beginning of this year to accomplish one great need of the Valley, and that is to get something suited on a suitable bond and license law for vegetable and friut shippers, and it is out hope to at least be instrumenui in getting some action suited In the matter," said Harry Ratliff, president of the organization. "We believe we will have earned our salaries this year if we get the ball to rolling on this very viUl protein." UNDERGOES OPERATION HARLINGEN Sept. 2.—Mrs. A B. Newell underwent a major operation at the Valley Baptist hospital. 6-Year-Old Slaying Case Goes to Trial NEWTON. Sept. 2. (JPv—Albert Williams, one of three men charged in the Sera pp in’ Valley murder case, was scheduled to go on trial Wednesday to rthe six-year old slaying of Richard Ridgeway. Williams. Vernon Wells and Jim Bowle, a negro, were charged after Sheriff T. S. Hughes unearthed a skeleton identified as that of Ridgway last November. The three were granted separate trials. NAVY PLANES TO FLY HERE Hurricane Far Out In In Atlantic Ships to Greet Envoys Of Other Nations RAIN BELIEVED TO BE ENDED River to Rise Little More Here The end of both rain and river rise was in sight in the Valley Wednesday. the strong southeast wind which blew up late Tuesday clearing the skies after a week of rain, while the river started falling at Rio Grande City, The river reached a stage of 17.7 at Brownsville, only a few inches under flood stage, early Wednesday. The bulletin issued by the U. S Weather bureau here states the river will continue to rise slowly at and below Brownsville, probably rise somewhat more at Mercedes, and fall slowly from Hidalgo up during the next 12 to 18 hours, and fall al] along thereafter in the absence of additional rains over the watershed.” A peak of 19 feet was forecast for Brownsville Water was running through the Rancho Viejo floodway Wednesday, but the river lacked several feet reaching high enough sUge at Hidalgo to put water in the main floodway The weather forecast Is for partly cloudy Wednesday night and •Thursday, with gentle to moderate southerly winds on tie coast. Two navy transport planes, pilot ed by Captain Shut and Lieu tenant "““‘T Day. both nationally known flyers, J    < JACKSONVILLE Fla , Sept. 2 Ti —The weather bureau warned ocean craft in the North Atlantic shipping lanes Wednesday that a fully developed tropical hurricane was sweeping upon that area. The storm was described as "large and dangerous ** Weather observers said it will pass well to the east of Bermuda and the worst that British Isle off the Carolina coast may expect is rain and possibly squalls At midnight the weather observers said the hurricane wa* between 400 and 500 miles southeast of Bermuda, still moving northwestward at about fifteen miles an hour. Winds of eighty miles an hour or more were whirling around its center, they re- are expected to arrive at the Brownsville airport Wednesday afternoon to meet air officials from several nations enroute to California to attend the International air races Sept. 4. 5 and 6 O. D. Richardson, operations manager of Pan American Airways, said that both pilots are well known airmen and Captain Shut has a high war record. The ships are scheduled to arrive Wednesday afternoon and the pilots wUl spend the night in Brownsville. [ The officials are to arrive on the Thursday 4:30 p. rn. Pan American plane from Mexico, and will board the navy transports and take-off for San Antonio. Among the officials expected are Lieutenant Colonel Pedro Ivanoff of Costa Rica, General Miguel Rodrigue* of Venzuela General Carlos Izheuirre of Honduras and general Gustavo Adaunza of Nicaragua. The forecasters figured the disturbance will move upon the transatlantic shipping lanes used by craft bound to and and from Wilmington. Norfolk and Baltimore Wednesday, and later its effect will be felt in the New York - Boston - Philadelphia transoceanic routes The storm is far at sea. however, and at present offers no threat to land areas. RETURNS FROM CENTENNIAL (Special to Th* Herald) MCALLEN Sept 2—K C Billingsley. express agent, has returned from Dallas and the Centennial. Henry Lauderdale Is Mercedes Speaker MERCEDES. Sept 2. — Henry Lauderdale was the mam speaker at the meeting of the Rotary club Tuesday outlining qualities necessary for successful legal work. He deplored the fact that the average citizen is prone to shirk jury duty. He said this tendency lowers the standard of juries and hampers work of the courts. Dick Niles of Weslaco led the singing. ■Hie September 7 meeting of the club will be under the direction of the Fellowship and Attendance committee. according to Bob Kern, who also urged a good attendance form the club at the Port Isabel presentation ceremonies September 5. Visiting Rotarians were J. L Compere. Dick Niles and Dr. Sc hander, all of Weslaco. OUiver C. Aldridge, Edinburg and Dr. J. L Dewitt, La Feria. TONIGHTS MOVIES OVER THE VALLEY Brownsville: Th* Capitol—Brian Don. lery and Gloria Stuart In ' 36 Hour* to Kill ” Th* Qufen— Harold Lloyd in Th* Milky Way '* Th* Di Itmann — Wallace Beery In The Mighty Barnum San Benito: Th* Bl voll— Prance* De* and Brian Don levy Ut "Half Angel * Harlingen: The Arcadia— Jane Wither* and Ralph Morgan in “Little SI:-* Nobody.” The Rialto— Bmr.te Barnes and Robert Taylor in "There* Alway* Tomorrow." La Feria: The Bijou— Henry Hunter and Ann Preston in ’ Parole.” Raymondville:    The    Rio — Robert Montgomery and Madge Evans in "Piccadilly Jim.” Donna: The Plaza— Ronald Colman. Claudette Colbert and Victor McLagiea In "Under Two Flag* ” San Juan The San Juan— Bing Crosby and France* Farmer in "Rhythm on the Range ‘ Mercedes Th* Capitol— Lionel Barrymore and Maureen O'Sullivan- in The Devil Doll " Weslaco: Th* Bits— Chester Morris and Fay Wray in "They Met in A Taxi." Pharr: Th* Texan— Shirley Tempi* and Aile* Pay* in “Poor Lit ti* Rich OIH ." McAllen: Th* Palace— Pat O'Brien and Margaret Lindsay in "Public Enemy * Wife ’* The Queen— Shirley Temple in “The LUU* Rebel ” Edinburg: Th* Valley— Walter A or I and Editb Atwater in “We Went to Collage * Th* Aztec—Lew Ayre* and Joan Perry in “Th* Shakedown." Mission: Th# Mission— Qeorg* Raft Dolores Costello Barrymore in Your* for the Asking ” ;