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Advocate (Newspaper) - August 1, 1929, Victoria, Texas Eyes Fitted DR. JACK KAHN Exclusive Optometrist 609-10 Welder Bldg, Phone 233 -AFTERNOON Seo. H. French, Publisher, VOLUME 32 Timely Topics FOR FURNITURE AND GAS STOVES SEE' HOLLAND AMOUR Easy Terms Phone 1S9 FOR FAIREST tilings grow fuul, eat by foul dfods; (lint foster smell far worse than weeds. SIIAKESPKAIUJ. ''lF A MAN gives a few mouths or years ot his life (n the survive of Ms; country In (liiion of ivar, lie has, by custom, established a claim against it for various aids wid pen- sions. Thcro arc today many inen drawing pensions from the govern. lueul who never came in (lie phy- sical presence of the enemy against Iliey envolliMl. We arc not protesting necessarily against this, but. when a man or woman devotes an entire life In the upbuilding of tlie nation tlmiugii years of peace: ful service bave they not at least some tlniiii for protection against the extremities of poverty fyii'l need In tliciv helpless old age? Ton American slates have some form of old age pensions. Six of these, Colorado, Kentucky, Mary- laud. Montana. Nevada anil Wis- consin have hiyl this legislation for several years, ami four, Cali- fornia, Minnesota. Utah and Wyom- ing, enacted such legislation with- in tin; last year. Six ot these states placed the age limit for govern- int'iH aid al seventy years, while tuiii- pal it at sixty-five. Kevcu slates make the assistance per day, two states per month, one slate per year. Practically of thojii remiire 15 residence and provide that the recipient of aid must not own properly worth ov S300, nor possess (in Independent income of ?300 or 5100. Of course, tiiere will be some ivho object to such social legisla- tion oh the ground that it smacks o.' socialism. They rely upon the estreuie argument of individualism and that rendering such assistance probably tends to lessen a person's reliance upon ins own efforts. Be lhat as it may, it is only right and proper tliiit these people, alliiiniiig such a ripe ohl age, should receive tliis moderate protection ami be allowed to wind nil their last few- years on earth in the little coin- fort which such a smiill annuity can give. A'GOOD provider doesn't always make ;i good husband. WHAT THE country needs is more men who will work as vigor- ously as will applmide speech by their favorite political orulor. IN A CONTEST ill dressing.tor speed, a Chicago girl won in 4f. (seconds. What iould she have teen patting on the Inst 30 sec- onds? HARVEY FIRESTONE once said: "Otic reason why men fall is because, they hwc no goal." Tlioy v work hard, but aimlessly. In other words they do not set up for them- selves nn objective and then bend nil their efforts toward attaining It, The same Ihing is true of com- munities. The reason why some communities do not progress is be- cause tliey do not have set up be- fore them an objective. They have no; definite plan of community de- velopment and progress before Iheni, nothing on which to keep the forces of the community cen- tered. The result is that :nothing done., What energy ami force the community has. is scattered and spasmodic. As with the individual it js only Iho continued and sustained effort that counts. Xo community pro- gram was ever mil over by spas- modic clfcrt., nor any other town can ever ncoomplisli anything in this way, We must outline a definite pro- gram and wilh this goal in mind, editor all our energies on this one thins until it Is a reality. A project then be up and put through. In lime the whole- al- litnde and outlook and prospect of this community can he changed, li is the way lo community suc- cess. _F1RSVVICTORIA AND VICTORIA SOUTHWCSf IN GENERAL." VICTORIA DAILY ADVOCATE, THURSDAY AFTERNOON. AUGUST 1.1929. Subicriplion: Per Annum NUMBER 1G ZEP BEGINS TRIP AROUND WORLD LEAHY'S ATTORNEYS TO GET INJUNCTION TO STAYEXECUTiON AUSTIN, August Another appeal to save the life of Harry Leahy, condemned slayer of Dr. J. H. Ramsey of Mathls, who is scheduled to die sometime after midnight to- night, was presented to Gover- nor Moody today. The appeal was taken from the sanity hearing last week at Georgetown, at which a jury held Leahy sane. If the ap- peal to the governor is denied, an injunction vyill be sought to force a stay of execution, it was declared. AUSTIN, Tex., Aug. final moves in the fight lo save Harry Leahy, Mathls rancher, scheduled to die in the electric chair early Krtilay.ror the slaying of Dr. J. A. llamsey, aged Mnlliis physician, svcrp underway Wednesday by at- who represented Leahy al the 'Georgetown sanity hearing, closed last Saturday with a verdict holding Leahy sane. W. C. Wofford of Taylor, one ot the defense nftorueys. was here seeking Judge -F. L. Hawkins of Ihc Court of Criminal Appeals, lo ask permission for "filing applica- tion for a writ." Wofford declined to reveal Ihe exact nature of the action planned. At the conclusion of Ihe George- loivti hearing-Judge J. More overruled a motion for a new hear- ing. The motion alleged that'the verdict was improperly signed and thai (he selection of the jury by a Jury commission named by Judge Harry Dolan was illegal because of Nolan's disqualification by reason of having presided at the murder (rial in which Leajiy was convicted. Aliorneys ,for Leahy said thai they would appeal from the denial of a new hearing, and the Court of Criminal Appeals being in vaca- tion, permission from one of the judges is necessary for the filing ot Ihe appeal. The second move was lhat of Leonard Cox, HtinlsviHe, partner of M. K. Gales, lluntsville, one of the Leahy defense, who went to Waco from Ilnntsville today lo present application to Judge Giles Lester for a writ of habeas corpus lo prevent Leahy's'execution until final aclion on the application for a new hearing can be held. At a late hour Wednesday Mr. Cox' said that ho bad not tiled his application. Judge Lester, ac- cording to advice from Waco, left there early in the afternoon on a (fsliiiig trip. BOY SCOUTS ENJOY VISIT TO PLANT OF ELECTRIC COMPANY The Hoy Scouls the dis- trict Rummer camp al Pleasure Is- land paraded through the principal streets of the ,ciiy in automobiles yesterday afternoon en route lo the Central Power and LIghl Com- pany's local power planl. the op- oration of which was explained to them by District Manager I.. M. Levinson and other officials of the company. The hoys were in charge of Chris Kmmclt and other mom hers of (he tamp staff. Today Ihe members of Ihe Viclor ia Lions Club held their regular weekly luncheon meeliiiK at lite o.imp and partook of the noonday meal with the scouts, who enjoyed their program and presence very much. The Lions also sot much en joyment out of Iho occasion and found much to commend a'bont (ho camp. The camp is lo last ten days, closing tomorrow. .Vearly all the eleven counties of the Tonijna Dis- trict are represented and Ihe camp has been one of Ihc most success- ful ever held in this area. Cuero Man Held For Taking Victoria Officer's G un Charbon Raging in Inez-Telferner Section 1800-B MIME Given Examining Trial Justice Lenoir's Court This Morning. in The Port of Missing HAS CUERO ATTORNEY Officer .Expressed Belief Man Tried to Shoot Him After Snatching Pistol. Vivian Gomez. 32. of Cuero, charged ivilfi theft from the per- son, was bound over lo Ihc grand jury in'the.sum of .following :vi examining trial in justice T. P. Lenoir's courl (his morning. The principal witness against Gomez was Deputy Sheriff Lupe Tedraza, whose pistol be is allege! have stolen while the officer s trying lo niiell a disturbance at a resort in the eastern portion of the city Sundry night. The de- puty testified thai'Gomez sneaked un behind him, snatched the n capon and ran, disappearing among some railway cars, ped- raza stfil he pursued the man for some distance and on iwo ocea- ns when he ordered him to stop IIP pointed the pistol at him as he ran without making any reply. Comez was later located in Ciiero ami returned the gun after the charge had been filed against him. The officer expressed (he opinion bat the fleeing man attempted to shoot him but that Ihe gun hung, judging from the condition it was in when returned. Ho stated that Gomez ran agnaisl screen door afler he tool; the pistol and he be- liijvcd the weapon was damaged in tlie collision. District Attorney ,1. V. Vaiiden- lierge, Jr., examined the witness (or NIC state and a spirited cross- examination by former District At- torney August Harlman of Cuero for Ihc defense followed, oh cross- examination (lie officer said that Cioniez had in his presence once be- fore snatched a pistol fronl (hr! person of a man in Victoria. I'rtor to taking the pistol from him, the deputy stated Gomez bad not been guilty, of any miscon- duct at the resort. Thc defendant must he a man of .some standing in Cuero, for he was accompanied here for his preliminary hearing by W. K. Hicedcn. lending busi- ness jinvn of that city, who is'one of the sureties on bis bond. Tin- other is Peter Tijerina of Cuero. Victoria News of Long Ago MrSTERIOUS BLAST INJURES TWO AND DAMAGES PROPERTY I'lTTStSlJKGM, I'enn.. mysterious explosion .shat- tered a thrce-slory brick building housing a hardware store in tlie downtown district Inday and shook the entire business dihlrici. Two persons were Injured. The damage is estimated at more than JIASO.VIC KljKCTIOiV. .Victoria Lodge No. ;126, A. F. ami A. SI., at their annual meeting oh Tuesday night elected the follow- officers to servo for the ensu- ing .Masonic year: Pinion Levy, M.; William Schmidt, S. W.; X. Whips, J. W.; K. Carpenter', sec- retary; Kiigone Siulcy. treasurer; C. G. Hall, tiler. The installation of officers will occur Monday, Juiic 20. at f, ji. in., Si. Joint's Kay falling on in The Advocate of .lunc 23, 1SSS. w AHBITRATK. OH Sunday evening last two young ciups, Willie Military and Kd Kichliu. had a difficulty. They concluded in seitle it a la prize ring, Marquis of. Qiieensbury Rules. They met in the northern parl of the city and in the presence of sev- eral witnesses fought it .out to a finish, time one- hour. Doth left the spot badly bruised up and were both confined nt homo .until Tues- day before I hey were tit to be seen (and even then their eyes were in j deep mourning. bad busi- i noss, indeed, and young gentlemen t ought to .know that ilio Jolm L. [Sullivan way of doing things is not genteel. Since pistols have be- come unfashionable there is noth- ing let I but arbitration. Arbitrate next time, hoys, The Advocate of .Tune 1SSS. T1IK VICTOIllA IWLKS. The rifles had aa i-xtra drill Monday The hoys generally wore eager for n little: exercise. There is a gomt of interest rnanilVsii'il in the amateur thealrl- cals Ihe promise us early next month. The bill Is to be an oxtrartlxlitiarily cnod one and it is sure lo druw brci-ly. The Rifles arc sH-atlily moiiming in iniblic favor. Their brave young captain is (loseivrdly Very popular and has n wonderful of men for so young. Indeed, wn doubt if in Uie.whole state there is a vol- unteer company ot finer material. Socially the.-company is "ne plus and you can ask any Vic- toria ludy if it IK not so. Their armory is always in perfect order and their arms and accadlremeiils brighl and ready. They will gel new gmis Ibis fajl and then we will see some fine The Advocate of June 30, tSSS. NKW BAPTIST CHUIcCil. Work on the new Haplist Church edifice is progressing finely under the supervision of (lie architect, Mr. L. M. Robertson. The best long leaf yellow- pine from Lake Charles, Ln., ordered and delivered by Mr. J. L. Duprce, is being used ill the construction. The pillars are of Portland cement, erected by Mr. George Kilmers, wilh beautiful Gothic panels on the sides. When Ihc frame is raised, tlie committee invite a general inspection ot Iho entire work as something substan- tial and durable. The committee are now prepared lo dispose of the old building to some one who will immediately, remove The Advocate of June 1SSS. (JKAVKUNC. MAIN STIIKKT. The graveling of Main Street luis j been completed to ilegaif a corner, and it is an excellent job through- out. hope to see Hie day when every street in Vicloria will ceive Ihe same treatment from one end to Ihe other.' Now with suf- ficient drainage to curry oft tin- slorm water, we will have streets lliat will do tu travel on In any kind of The Advo: rate (if AtiRiist 11. 1SSS. FIRST-BALE GROWER GETS MANY PRIZES FROM BUSINESS MEN The of Victoria sub scribed over in cash mer as premiums for liir glower of the season's first buie of cotton. The iidloJi 'was raised by 1) Juiijanlo, a tenant on the J. K Henry farm Nursery, and gin- ned free by the-Nursery (Jin Com- pany. Although the cotton classed strict low middling and ils market value was only I5c per pound. II. lloos of the Koos Mercantile Company, who has bought many I first li.-iles. paid 20 1-1 cents a licuuil for it, or more limn tin' middling quotation. Mr. Koos also circulated the .premium list. The bale was ginned -Monday morning. ami auctioned off here that (Cuiilinucil on page two) SING OVER Epidemic One of Worst That Has Ever Prevailed in County. VACCINE FREELY USED Disease Thought Due to Pro- longed Wet Spell Mak- ing Flies So Numerous. One of ilia greatest diarhan epi- demics that has ever prevailed in Victoria County is raging in the Inez-Telferner section, according lo County Commissioner William Sclicrrcr of Inez. Commissioner Sclierrer says there'is'hardly a farmer who has not lost a team of mules, milch nnv or olher live stock from the disease and thai vaccine is being ircely used to check .11. The commissioner believes that the epidemic is due to the long con- tinued wet wether causing an un- usual number of files. Left Friedrichshafen, Qerm- any, at O'clock This Morning. FRYING TO ESCAPE STOp Carries 18 Passengers and Stowaway on First Letj of Globe Jaunt. .FKIB'DIUCHSHAFEN, Geimauy, Aug. lo escape a severe storm heading down the Knglish coast, the trans-Atlantic. Airliner Graf Zeppelin, on the way to Lakehursl, N J, today, is carrj ing IS passengers and a stowaway 011 the first leg of Its first commer- cial air jaunt around the world. Reports receded at Zeppelin headquarters at a late hour this morning indicated that all was well: and that giant air craft making good speed, the Zeppelin had left JIM hangar on the shoics of Lake Constance here at o'clock tills morning. PASSES OVER. MIMES.' IS'IMES, France, Aug The Graf Zeppelin, speeding in a southwest direction in ils flight across tlie Atlantic to Lakchnrst. New Jersej, passed over this city ul p. m., or a. m. Kew York daylight skiing time. FORMER PREMIER UNDERGOES KNIFE I'AlllS, Aug. i'oiticare, former premier of France, was operated on success- fully for prostatit complications this morning. The patient is reported doing well and resting as comfortably as could be expected. The operation was found necessary some time ago and forced Ponicare to retire as premier. OUT OVER MEDITERRANEAN; MARSEILLES, France, Aug' IT Graf Zeppelin has passed Barcelona en route to Gibraltar at mid-afternoon and was out over Ihe. Mediterranean flying steadily on wani, according to wireless infor- mation received here at o'clock, or o'clock New Yorfe daylight savhiK time. 49 BOYS IN EDISON CONTEST UNDERGOING EXAMINATION TODAY ELECTRIC SERVICE IIS INAUGURATED AT SEADRIFT, LONG MOTT WEATHER REPORT Kant cloudy to- night and t'riday and probably showers on coast. West tonight and Friday. Ktoclric fervii-i? was at Scndrift and Loni; Mnti, fallmmi Cininiy, Wednesday following the completion of ih.- extension of tho Ccnlral Power and Unlit Com- jKiny's iransniissioa line from Illnnminiiton. this connly, lo Ihosn pointv. The will lie completed lo Tivoli. llofngio Cimntv, Saturday and to Anstwoll in tin: same conn ly some time ncsi Tin: gins at all (licse points will nperalecl by elec- tric p.iwi-r tfiis season. The Ausl- well wain- works also will use tho same Miwvr and (hero will be finite a number of individual ot i-lcctriciiy in the various towns. Tlie I.. K. C.instnu-lion Company of has the contract for bnildins Ihe line. WKST OKANCE, X. .1.. AUK. youthful beads were. henl over desks and 43 pens scralclied away in a room in (he Kdison plant beru today. One of j those pens Is writing a career as Thomas A. Kdlson's protegee. The (KinlestaiitK for the genius j Inventor's palronage began their j examination al S o'clock this morn- inq. At KdiRon's home at Llewel- lyn Park the judges awaited the papers which will keep them busy throughout the nigln. Their dc- iciaion will be announced tomorrow. ALLEGED LEADERS OF DYNAMITE GANG- HELD IN CHICAGO CHICAGO, AuS. disruption of Chicago's bomb- syn' dicate and a cessation ot dynamlie blasts as weapons ot rackelpers and terrorists was seen today as' a, result of the capture of a dozen al- leged leaders of a gaus credited with having supplied the. iioniljs used in outrages here during the past few years. The band members were seized in a raid on the headquarters said lo have supplied the bombs used In the recent election, by terrorists last year and those exploded; at the homes ot I'nitcd Stales Sena- tor Decnecn and States'Attorney Swanson. FOX WELL EXTENDS REFUG10 FIELD CHINA HEARS THAT SIBERIAN RESERVED CALLED TO" COLORS HOTSTOX. Tex., Aus. l.-W. I, Pearsons (trustee) N'o. 1 Fox at Kcfugio is flowing 550 barrels on quarlor-iiu-h choker wiih working pressure of 520 pounds at 3.T3T feet. This extends producing area of the field inie mile lo northeast. In 1'ie same field Oigufer Oil Company No. 2 Kvals is flowing 70rt barrels on five-sixteenths choked, working pressure 375 pounds at NANKING, China. August was revived here In- I that the Soviet Government 'hail called lo colors reserves In Si- beria because of tlie uneasy condi- tions along the Manchurianborder.' YOUNC COMMUNISTS RIOT. AI, Ai'i.c. outbreak ot youthful rommunisls in Ihe Sino City were successfully qnolSeil j by the police lod.iy after briekbaLV. iwere burled through Ihe WlntloWi! [of tram cars and omuibusses, The author (lies anticipated n .'more serious outbreak. ;