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   Laredo Times (Newspaper) - November 1, 1931, Laredo, Texas                                BORDER VIEWS -Progress /-New Business* Era ' -Smoking Women , -"� Facts Give Answer are about the usual num-Rher of complaints  that Amer-colleges and universities put too *l emphasis   on   athletics, par-irly football. All the grumbling not offset the roars of the old fhen their alma mater is debut it is possible there is some improvement. Hist Is, improvement in the opinion of those who fancy education should be the principal purpose of institu-' tions dedicated to iurthering higher learning. Chicago 'university, for example, is insisting on a higher scholastic standing for its athletes, and there are rumbors that that school is beginning to take a certain pride. In the fact that it - hasn't a �' Chinaman's chance of winning a Big i. Tej�, title. HOME EDITION First in- Southwest Texas The 52ND YEAR No. 143 14 PAGES LAREDO. TEXAS, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1931 PRICE 6o Differential Hearing Sides Line Up For Monday MAY CLOSE BRIDGE AT 6 P. ! is Missouri university in the Big Six, too; there may be a bit of gloating, about, the campus if it refrains from winning a conference battle. Also, if the old grads groan at losses, the    etu'lents themselves l    refuse to be downhearted,  unless they wagered with poor judgment. Perhaps the Carnegie foundation t    dulled the glamor u- the gridiron tor those nearest it, but those who sense its financial   posslbilties   are   still disposed to clamor for bigger and better stadiums. A MXBICAN Industrial leaders, ac-cordlngvto current economic fore-" easts, are going to face an entirely .'different sort of problem during the next decade than they have faced in i'tho past. For the past quarter-century domestic, markets have been expanding at an amazingly rapid rate. Now, however, with Immigration cut down, the birth rate lower and the development of the country largely accomplished, they will expand at a much slower rate. As one economist re-. ccntly pointed out: "The task of industry is going to be one of organization 'and correlation ' rather than one of limitless expansion. It is a task that will require the utmost in business ability." All of this means that the man with real brains is going to prosper exceedingly during the next few years. � The bluffer, the' hana-shaker'and the high-pressure artist, however, will find the going rather tough. ',\f|R. CLARENCE TRUED WILSON, HlU secretary of the Methodist Board .of Temperance, Prohibition and Pub-* lie Morals, is a man of great ability and undoubted sincerity.  Yet when he says-as he did in an Interview at Cleveland the other day-that ,every smoking woman on earth would have been a drinker in our saloons, if the saloons were open," it is a little bit hard to believe that he means precisely what he says. Indeed, it is hard to see just what the connection between smoking and drinking is.   Undeniably, the practice of smoking  has  gained  many .    feminine adherents in this country during the past decade; yet the places i    where a woman who smokes is re garded as a lost soul are very remote and hard to find nowadays. To assume that very woman who enjoys a cigaret would also enjoy, spending her spare time in the corner saloon, , if she had the chance, is to make a rashly unqualified statement. |N SUPPORT of Gov. Murray's industrious campaign for a presidential nomination It is being asserted that he has reduced the price of riie 10-ceni loaf to 5 cents, that he has increased the price of crude petroleum to $1 a barrel, that he has solved the unemployment problem completely and given every worker a job. Facts may not be wanted in zealous political circles, but the bald facts are that the 10-cent loaf is still with us, Oklahoma crude is not bringing $1 a barrel, and more than 10,000 unemployed persons have registered in Oklahoma City since the campaign to register all of the unemployed began. It is one thing to give the governor full credit for trying to reduce the price of bread, increase the price oi petroleum, and furnish jobs to the unemployed, but it '- quite another tiling to say that he has succeeded in what he set out to do. IN. KEY HITMAN of Nevada believes that the abandonment of e gold of coinage by Great Britain may lead to a solution of the world silver problem. England's move will probably result in a silver conference among the world's great nations, with th purpose of stabilizing the price of the metal at a normal level. Many economic authorities are of the opinion that the present ,world depression was largely brought about by the decline in buying power of such countries as China, India and Mexico, which have the silver standard. When the value of silver went down, their purchasing power dropped accordingly. DEL CURTO FOR LIFTING BAN ONCITRUS Quarantine that has existed for several years against bringing in of Florida grown and other citrus fruit nursery stock into the Laredo district will in all probability be lifted or modified at the meeting of the commissioners court of Webb county as a result of - the visit to Laredo Saturday of J. M. del Curto, entomologist of the state department of agriculture, and who recommended modification of the quarantine. He said all trees brought in would undergo the usual rigid inspection. Mr. del Curto appeared before a called meeting of the commissioners court and explained that all danger of infection from, introduction of citrus fruit nursery stock from Florida and other states was now passed and in his opinion the quarantine should be lifted or modified so that citrus fruit trees needed to supply demands could be brought in. No action was taken on the recommendation by the commissioners' court, but at their regular monthly meeting Nov. 9, unless protest" to such action is made to justify averse action, it is expected that an order modifying the quarantine will be passed. In the meantime the- commissioners court will be open to suggestions and recommendations, from citrus fruit growers and other interested parties in Webb county before anything in writing is passed by them. These recommendations can be pro and con and .wiU'/WA%lven - A cool norther struck this section Thursday night which sent the mercury tumbling down, Wednesday was extremely warm. Many people donned their coats for the first time this year. PHOENIX, Ariz, Oct. 31. -  eiy staying out of the committee's juiii: diction. Sheriffs Ordered To Seize Property NEW YORK, Oct. 31-(JP)-As Rus sell T. Sherwood traveled back to the United States today, sheriffs of four counties in the metropolitan area rc-cevied orders to seize his property up to the value of $10Q,u00 because of his refusal to come here and testify before the legislative investigating committee. The orders include the safety deposit box in a downtown bank, which witnesses have testified he shared with Mayor Walker. It was issued to the sheriffs of New York, Kings, Westchester and Rockland counties. The order was obtained yesterday by Samuel Seabury, chief counsel to the investigation committee. Scobury has said he wants to talk with Sherwood before he questions the mayor about his business affairs. It was announced recently that the committee's investigation had indicated Sherwood figured in 51,000,0011 worth of brokerage business. Two Killed When Auto Plunges LYNCHBURG, Va., Oct. 31-WP)-Robert C. Floyd, 25, William Wallace Melrose, 20, and Virginia Campbell, 18, were killed and Mrs. Paul Houston was critically injured when an automobile left the road, plunging over a 90-foot cliff. They had been participating in a city wide Hallowe'en celebration. Some of party were in costume. RAILROADS TO OPPOSE LOWER FREIGHT RATE A quarter-century old fight. will be renewed here Monday morning when the Texas Railroad commission holds a hearing here to receive evidence aimed at removing freight rate differentials on incoming and outgoing Laredo freight. The hearing will be* directly upon a petition of the Netzer Truck Lines for removal of the differential on shipments south of Devine and east of Corpus Christi. Should the railroad ' comission recommend the removal of the differential, this would automatically apply to all freight shipments and mean an annual saving of thousands of dollars to Laredo shippers. Railroads Oppose The hearing will start at D a. m. in the auditorium of the Hamilton hotel on the top floor. Whether the entire commission, or only a member or a rate expert will hear the testftiony had not been announced Saturday night. It is doubtful whether . the entire commission will be on hand as other hearings are scheduled elsewhere for Monday.  . On one hand, the Laredo Chamber of Commerce, The Netzer Truck tones and a large number of individual merchants and shippers will fight for removal of the differential. On the other hand, the Texas Mexican railroad and the Missouri Pacific Lines are expected to vigorously 'oppose removal of the" differential. Bulk of the opposition testimony of the railroads � is expected to center around their contention that thqrc^ is* insufficient' tommgtf in and out of-ttthis section to warrant removal of the differential. They are also expected to plead that such action would disrupt the- entire rate structure of this territory and will adversely affect all railroads in the United States. Community Held Back Merchants' testimony will hinge around the annual '-savings and around the contention that a cony munity such as Laredo cannot dc velop with unfavorable freight rates. Gordon Gibson will present testi mony for the" Chamber of Commerce. Certain definite rates have been lowered from time to time to encourage certain industry. For instance, the rate on antimony was lowered to 51 a ton from Laredo to Corpus Christi, and the rate on ixtile was lowered to 13 cents hundred from Laredo to Corpus Christi to encourage shipments through this port. A large number of witnesses arc expected to appear at the hearing. SlainNuevo Laredo Officer Is Buried Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon for Pro-copio Sandoval, 25, suspended New Laredo, policeman, who was shot to,death Friday afternoon in front of the New Laredo municipal building. Salome Garcia, police officer of the Nuevo Laredo police force charged with the shooting was Bodies of Drowned Texans Sought GALVESTON, Oct. 31.-(/P)-Coast guards continued hunting for the bodies of W. K. Phillips of Beau-ivlont and John H. Coylc of Houston, believed dvowned when a motor boat capsized in Trinity bay. They were missing since Thursday while on a fishing trip. Body of Mrs. Phillips was found yesterday wash ed up on the beach. Her boat was found floating upside down in the bay. Purchase of Road Warrants Approved AUSTIN, Oct. 31- ffl- Attorney General James V. Allred ruled that the law allowing the highway de partment to purchase 53,000,000 worth of state employes pay warrants so as to save loss in discount by banks and merchants grants, was continuing in power. Thus the department can keep on saving their employes money. The slate treasury reported $250,000 of the original $3,000,000 purchase already redeemed. Wormser Car Stolen Car of Ed J. Wormser, which was stolen from in front of the Sanitary Grocery at about 3:30 a, m. Friday has not been located by the police department, despite diligent search instituted. Mr. Wormser had parked the car near the corner,of Convent and Far-ragut while he transacted business, when he returned to where the car had been left no truce of it could be found. Fugitive Arrested Fred Baker alias Jimmy Jones, arrested in Laredo Friday afternoon by Chief Deputy Sheriff R. W. Carrejo a warrant from Hamilton county, will be delivered to the sheriff of that county Sunday. Baker alias Jones is wanted in Hamilton on a felony charge and im*-mediately after his arrest Friday the sheriff of that county started for Laredo to get h's prisoner, who was held in the Webb county jail. BAR SILVER %c HIGHER MRS. MAUCK WINS CAR � Mrs. Grace Mauck last night was declared winner of a Plymouth sedan as first prize in the Booster club campaign which has been in progress for five weeks. She was nearly three million voles ahead of Miss Mary:Kath-crinc Johnson, who received a Norge refrigerator. Mrs. Mauck had a total of 76,060,000 votes. Miss Angelina Farias won third prize, a living room suite; M!ss Cecilia Garc'a, fourth, a Majestic radio; Miss Raquel G. Gongora, fifth, a wrist watch; and Miss Ernestina Garcia, sixth, a wrist watch. Each of the other candidates either received or will receive a prize. A large crowd.was at the Booster club headquarters on Salinas Avenue when the winner was finally announced shortly after 10 p. m. Final votes for the candidates were as follows: 1. Mrs. Grace Mauck.....76,069,000.. 2. Mary Kotherine-Johnson 73,426,000 3. Angelina Farias .......^68,672,000 4. Cecilia Garcia ...........68,538,000 5. Raqucl G. Gongora......59,084,000 6. Ernestina Garcia .... ,7,__Barbava'.B'BS|o 8. Aurora Trevino ..... 9. Elena Gonzalez ..... Rebecca Avila ....... Chita Zertuche ..........43,897,000 Marjorie Guernsay ......39,188,000 Elizabeth Kellcy ........35,483,000 Marin Elisa Richer ......34,282,000 Mrs. C. J. Gorman.......29,210,000 Josephine Leyendecker.. .27,794,000 Minona Gomez...........26,653,000 Elvira Madrid  ..........25,868,000 Asuncion Bruni .........25,754,000 Sara Bruni ..............25.492,000 Josephine Pcna ..........23,931,000 Irene Deal ...............22,364,000 Matildo Loyer ...........20,941,000 Ernestina Lopez .........20,635,000 Mrs. W. C. Greenstreet...20,503,000 Evangclina Petia ........19,595,000 Hcrlinda Ancira .........18,166,000 28. Thelmu Lafon ...........17,515,000 29. Estela Palacios ..........16,200,000 30. Mrs. Charles Read ......16,168,000 31. Josephine Loos ..........16,080,000 32. Adela Gonzalez .........15,669,000 33. Mickey Ramon..........15,536,000 34. Judith Garza Lozano.....13,428,000 35. Maria Wolf ..............13,270,000 Judges  who  finally  counted  the votes were Rev. Bruce Brannon, N. C. Windrow, Dave Clark, Paul C. Sulak, Ma'colm Jones, F. Garcia Moreno and T. S. McCarty. Over six hours were required to audit the votes. ..50,883,000 ..49,933,000 ..48,433,000' ..47,862.000 .45.153,000 Two Laredo Men Put.on Committee Malcolm Jones, manager of the Laredo Chamber of Commerce, and Hal Brennan were named members of the South Texas Chamber of Commerce committee on international relations by Frank W. Kirk, president. � The selections were made at the annual meeting in San Antonio Friday. Other members of the committee are J. E. Bell, San Benito; E. K. Faw-cctt, Del Bio; Tyre Brown, Harlingen; A. A. Hughes, McAUen; Joe Pate, Hidalgo; Tim Evans, Houston; 'and Howell Jones, San Antonio. given an examining hearing Saturday morning. According to details given at the hearing. Sandoval had been taken to police station Wednesday, Oct 28, by the police chief, charged with being drunk. At the police station, Sandoval had attempted to shoot It out with one of the regular policemen on duty there. Sandoval had been forcibly disarmed and had been sent to Jail at the order of the chief of police. On arrival at the jail, Sandoval had again tried to beat a guard and the guards had found it necessary to beat him over the head with a billy in: order to subdue him. Sandoval waa released from jail Friday and he had (one to an up-town saloon where he had drunk much liquor. Ride* to Police Station From th* galoon,   Sandoval had forced Mauro Hernandez,  a Nuevo Laredo taxi, driver, to take him to the police station. On arrival at the police station, Sandoval bad. refused to pay the taxi fare. Garcia, who was inside the building and who had heard the dispute had walked, upon a balcony facing the street and had asked both men the reason for their loud talk. Sandoval, it is said, turned around and told Garcia that neither he nor any one of the whole police force in Nuevo Laredo could; talk to him and gtt< away with it Garcia had then' turned-towards "the interior of the police station to see If there was any one-who had heard what Sandoval had?said. Four Shots Find Sandoval then cursed Garcia according to the testimony and accused him of having taken a part in his, Sandoval's arrest Wednesday, and daring him to come out like a man. With this challenge Sandoval took out one of two automatics he had and had pointed it at Garcia. Garcia stepped back a pace and also had taken out his gun and fired four times at a distance of about six or seven feet. Sandoval fell to the ground dead, two bullets of a 38-40 caliber piercing his heart. The chauffeur who had seen the whole thing rushed to the fallen man and seeing that Sandoval was dead, told Garcia, who turned into the police station and surrendered himself. Following the shooting, Sandoval's body removed " to the Bel-isario Dominguez morgue, where an autopsy was held. Two bullets were taken from the body, both soft-nos-ed 38-40 caliber. Bouknight Freed In Murder Trial HOUSTON, Oct. 31 -(/Pi- F. L. Bouknight, charged with the killng of W. L. Edwards who was allegedly taken for a ride and shot to death, was acquitted tonight by a jury that reported at 7:07. It had been out since 5:37 p. m. Long arguments preceded the charge to the jury. Three others are under indictment for the killing. 5 Children Have Tonsils Removed MIRANDO CITY, Oct. 31 -(SpU-Mrs. C. B. Hastings has returned from Laredo where her, five children underwent tonsillectomies at the Frost Hospital in Laredo. Mrs. Hastings reported the operat'ons for the five children were performed in 55 min- Oklahoma OilPricesUp TULSA, Oct. 31.-vT)- The Continental Oil Company sent the industry into the greatest flurry since Governor Murray closed the wells by martial law by announcing * top price of 85 cents a barrel for 40 gravity crude effective Monday. The increase is 15 cents. There will be a two-cent differential per one degree gravity. The bottom price Is 61 cents on 29 gravity. The Barns-dall Oil company and H. F. Wilcox Oil and Gas Company met the increase,' and others are expected to follow. Part of Edison Will Protested WILMINGTON, Del, Oct. 3H/P)-William L. Edison, one of two sons of the inventor by his first wife, who announced yesterday he would contest the will of his father, said today he would not attack the entire instrument, but attack only the provisions regulating the handling of the bequest left him. In a formal statement yesterday . he said the will was unfair and undue influence was brought by his stepmother and half brother he charges. It was not announced when he will file the action. NUEVO LAREDO AWAITS NEW ORDER An Associated Press dispatch from Mexico City to The Laredo Time* Saturday stated that the international bridge that connects Laredo and Nuevo Laredo would be closed from 6 p. m. until Bp. m. by Mexico as a reprisal against the United States for keeping the bridge closed from 9 p. m. until 7 a. m. the following morning. Every available official Mexican . source was combed Saturday in an effort to substaniate or repudiate th* dispatch, but no Mexican authority, had received any official communication on the subject. Saturday night bridge was open on the Mexican side as usual and on the American side until 9 p. m. Persons were.allowed to cross the bridge into Mexico at all hours of the night. American authorities ordered tha Laredo bridge and all other International bridges between and including Brownsville to Del Rio closed after 9 p. m. several months ago, and a constant fight has been staged by Laredo business men since then to) have the order rescinded. Plaintiffs Rest In Haynes Suit Plaintiffs in the case of Mrs. Alio* Doran Haynes vs. Santiago Bustaman-te, suit to clear title to about 20,000 acres of ranch land in Zapata county, which has been before the 49th District Court for the pr.st two weeks, rested Friday afternoon and the defendants began introduction of testi- ' many. .' It is believed the case will, continue; the greater part of the third week and that th eplaintiffs may com*) back with rebuttal testimony, before) arguments, are gone into and con-, eluded and the case is given into thai hands of the jury by District Judge) J. F. Mullally. 'Cigaret' Sellers Held for Fraud W. a\ Palmer and A. S. Johnson.' arrested on a charge of attempting) to defraud as a. result of selling call- -tons of sawdust for cigarets, were) given an examining hearing before). Justice of the Peace Leo Villegas Saturday and held in bond of 5250 each. In default of bail they were remand* ed to jail. The two men were arrested by, police Friday afternoon and held for-investigation after it was learned thai they were supposed to be selling cigarettes, but when their cartons) were examined were found mostly .. to contain sawdust Instead. Bombing of Texas Plant Is Probed FORT WORTH, Oct. 31-{IP)-Detectives began investigation of the) explosion and wrecking of the rest wall of the National Cleaners and Dyers plant last night. Property nearby was damaged. It was the fourth time the property of M. E. Roberts, operator o( ' the plant had been  bomhed. Another attempt failed when � dynamite fuse went out. Suspects} have � been arrested every time, but officers were never able to pin the) blame definitely. Student Killed On Way to Game WACO, Oct. 31-W-Bab Master-son of Beaumont, senior law Student of the University of Texaa was fatally injured three mllcg south of Hillsboro while en route) to Dallas to see the Texas-Southern Methodist Football game when  cotton truck and automobile collided. Two companions were slightly injured. He died in a hospital at Hillsboro. His body was sent to) Beaumont. NEW YORK, Oct. 31-(/P)-Bar sil- utes' and' that they are well on the ver was Vsc higher today at 30%c.       road to recovery. Confesses Triple Murder CLARKSVILLE, Oct. 31. -(ffj-Charley Draper, 29, today confessed to a triple slaying near Ultima Thule, Oklahoma, a few days ago. He said he killed E. E. Chappell and an unidentified- man. intending robbery when he was riding on a truck with them. He shot Jack Odell, 18, when the latter came to the woods to investigate. Draper and a half brother whose name was not learned, were arrested on a farm near Clarksville this morning. Bodies of the trio were found in the woods.       | Man Fined'For Beating Wife A man was arrested by the police department Friday night on a charge of being drunk and disturbing the peace and beating his wife, was tried in corporation court Saturday morning and fined. Puig Promoted Baldomero A. Puig Jr. has just been promoted to first lieutenant in the infantary reserve. He Is graduate of the University of Dayton R. O. T. C. of the class of 1925. He was also a member of the rifle team that won the National Rifle contest held among the leading R. O. T. C. schools in the country in U22. ___, Indicted Man Found Dying J. J. McMillan, indicted by the last Webb county grand jury on a charge of swindling by means of bad checks, is reported in a dying condition in San Antonio. He was located in San Antonio by the sheriff's department there and a telephone message to Sheriff Condren announced that McMillan was critically ill and not expected to live, according to report made by the attending physician. Money October 31, 1931. Silver pesos were buying for 37c and selling for 38c. Gold pesos were buying at 49'.i and selling at 50. Pounds: 2%'&. Lires: J.12Vi selling. Francs: $3.97 selling. xWias: 9.20 selling. Hong Kong: 24:80.   

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