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Valley Star-Monitor-Herald (Newspaper) - July 30, 1939, Brownsville, Texas Partly Cloudy Weather for the Valley Sunday will be partly cloudy No material chance should occur in the river during the next 24 hours VALLEY SUNDAY M M Tuu 10 Cents FINAL EDITION All news of the World and the Valley Best ures and World's Best Comics Vol XXX No 99 HARLINGEN McALLEN BROWNSVILLE TEXAS SUNDAY JULY SO 1939 THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES TODAY GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE IS CUT Newspaper Clippings Arouse Senate SOLON LINKED WITH SALE OF MEXICO'S OIL Investigation Sought By Bridges WASHINGTON W Senator Bridges touched off an angry ex- change in the senate day by reading newspaper which he said linked Senator Guffey with persons who negotiated the sale of oil from United States properties seized by Mexico Bridges followed up the paper quotation with an ment that he intended to seek a investigation of the entire Mexican oil affair Stories Termed False his voice husky with emotion termed the newspaper stories 100 per cent falst and a character destroying He A half-dozen of his colleagues protested bitterly that Bridges had violated senate rules impugning the character of a member of this body The New Hampshire Republican denied he was making any charge against Guffey and Senator who was pre- siding ruled that he had not lated the senate regulation Bridges interrupted a droning de- bate on the lending to read the clippings at a time when the senate floor was nearly empty The exchange that followed brought hustling to the floor from nearby cloakrooms Referring to a provision in the lending to finance exports to Latin-America Bridges discussed relations between this country and Mexico He charged that unnamed high officials of this administration had encouraged and even commended the establishment of Communism In and that this had led expropriation of American and BATTLESHIPS BABIES CLAIM ATTENTION IN EUROPE By The Associated Press Battleships babies claimed In Europe In for during critical months ahead and babies In France to offset a decline in population Harvest time was at hand too and In many minds there has been fear that once the men drop the scythe they have to turn to funi August September have been tagged the danger period Great Britain with expanded naval maneuvers arranged to coincide with the period of possible tension next month put ships under steam for cruises and firing practice In advance of the war games The French government alarmed at more deaths than births last year offered cash bonuses for babies and put a tax on bachelors and childless couples to pay the prizes While France exhorted her to produce more babies proud Netherlanders heard with Joy that a second child was expected In mid-August by Princess Juliana And the hearty Netherlanders hoped that the baby would be a first male heir to the throne of their tiny kingdom in almost a century Friction between British and Japanese soldiers flared once again in Shanghai A dispute over the international settlement boundary where the anese strung wire barricades for a mile and a half brought Japanese with bayonets face to face with British Highlanders but they did not clash The Japanese held four Britons and their truck for two and a half hours while officers negotiated to get them released Meanwhile the London government instructed its ambassador to Tokyo to complain again about the continuing anti-British demonstrations In China At seacoast resort northeast of Tientsin Chinese coolies said they were paid the equivalent of three American cents and a bottle of soda pop to parade against the British London heard reports that Tokyo municipal authorities were arranging anti-British rallies for Monday around the building where diplomats have been trying to settle the Tientsin blockade trouble Official circles In London indicated tion with progress of the Tokyo negotiations sure for a stronger stand has grown since the United States denounced her 1911 trade treaty with Japan Wednesday The initialing of a new commercial treaty by Japan and Germany was Interpreted in Tokyo as enabling the Japanese government to save face at home after the shock of the Washington more The Japanese foreign office gave the German treaty unusual attention by Issuing a statement that Japan will be able to get an augmented supply of articles from Germany required in times of peace as well as war Along with the baby bonuses France launched group of decree laws to strengthen the nation for what Finance Minister Paul Reynaud called the present white war of nerves and against any future clash of arms The new laws include one to strengthen the watch for spies and another to restrict profits on arms LENDING DEBATE LIMIT SET FOR WEEK House Adds Slashes For Measure Faces Charges LEWIS BLAST RIDICULED BY SON OF FDR Senator Joseph Guffey above Saturday with persons who negotiated sale of oil from United States properties seized by Mexico in a verbal blast from Senator Bridges oil properties Clippings Read Bridges then began reading clippings from St Louis patch and New York bune newspapers that told of re- ported sales and barter of oil from the seized properties The clippings said Guffey made trip to Mexico City in 1937 be- fore the seizure with Walter A Jones Pittsburgh oil man and and that Jones was ed with W R Davis freelance oil operator who was credited with disposing of oil to Germany Guffey and Jones the papers said conferred after the oil perty seizures with Eduardo Suarez Mexican minister of finance in a Washington hotel GINS REPORT 55.276 BALES Valley Cotton Rush Is Increasing Man Is Held Police Sav Suspect IHad Marihuana man believed by officers to be one of the ringleaders In marihuana traffic of the upper Valley was Saturday after- noon by Police Chief Noah Cannon and Deputy Sheriffs George Ingram of Pharr and Ben Brooks of cedes near the swimming pool south of McAllen Officers said the man had 20 rolls of marihuana when captured Cannon said the man was riding In a truck returning from Hidalgo when arrested He was said to have made a statement to District At- Tom L Hartley admitting possession of the marihuana which he said he obtained in Hidaglo Of- however were of the opinion he secured the weed in Reynosa Cannon said charges were expected to filed Monday Heavy Rains Hit East Texas Area ffi began falling late Saturday over deep east Texas counties breaking a drouth of nearly two months duration in some of them Shelby Angelina San Augustine and Rusk counties reported UM beneficial Lower Rio Grande Valley 1939 cotton ning total was believed near the mark Saturday night as 74 gins in the sector's four counties reported a total of bales for the season to date The week ending Saturday with bales was easily the ies single week to date exceeding by bales the previous week when bales were processed by Valley gins Indicated Saturday night that some parts of the ley have passed picking peak while in other parts of the area cotton men said the peak had not been reached Cameron county showed the larg est increase of the sector during the week just past boosting it's season total from bales of Sat a week afo to bales with 24 gins reporting a week total of bales compared to gain of only 5.416 bales during the preceding week Hidalgo county with 28 gins re- porting continued to hold the lead among counties with a bale total showing a total for the past week of bales compared to bale total for the preceding week Willacy county apparently had reached its season peak Saturday night when 21 gins reported bales indicating a ginning figure for the week of bales com- pared to the higher bale total of the preceding week county's three gins totaled bales Saturday night with on t Column 4 Damage To Labor Is Seen By Elliott FORT The blast of John L Lewis president of CIO against Vice President ner may have done irreparable damage t the fine cause of labor advancement in this liott Roosevelt son of the dent said in a radii talk day Quite a few people throughout the United States don't happen to agree with Mr Lewis and a great many people who are straight ing patriotic Americans are ning to get slightly irritated at people such as John L Lewis and i Representative Dewey Short of Missouri who get on their feet and scream personal invectives at the I Heads of our young Roosevelt said Mr Dewey is the only elected Republican of his in Missouri and as such is to uphold the dignity of the people whom he represents Mr John L Lewis is the self-elected czar of the Con- gress of Industrial Organizations which represent millions of high minded patriotic workers It's about time that leaders of this type learn that they can dis- agree with the heads of our state and have the blessings of all the people of the United States just so loni as they do so v re- sorting to unfair underhanded personal attacks upon the personal lives and integrity of our leaders I would feel just as complete a revulsion of feelings for any Democrat who launched a al attack on a Republican leader in this country In my opinion such leaders of the opposition to the Democratic pal Ly as berg McNary Landon Hoover and I Dewey are men of the highest j acter with love of country and Commanders Defy Jap Orders Side by side stand Admiral Harry E Yarnell commander of U S Pacific fleet and Major General Frank Keith Simmons left new commander of British defense In China Both are concerned over nationals Yarnell bluntly having told Japan that U S ships would go wherever necessary to protect Americans in spite of Japan's attempt to bar foreign vessels FOREST FIRES THREATENING Four Youths Killed In Huge Blaze OGDEN sections hearts I feel the same way about the Franklin D the James A Farleys the John Nance Garners and the Carter Glasses Therefore when a personal at- tack i launched against any one of these leaders regardless of his political thinking by a leader of millions of men or of thousands of men and women 1 can only hang my head in iame and shudder to think of what the future holds for this country TRUCK UNITS Modification Sought On Highway Ban Details on Page 2 DALLAS A delegation of BROWNSVILLE HEARING SET FOR QUARREL Restraining Order Is Issued By Judge temporary restraining order was issued by j Judge James S Graham Saturday restraining the issuance of com- missions or credentials to the tion judges appointed by the city commission to hold Brownsville's August 29 charter amendment tion Hearing for the petition filed Friday afternoon for Wednesday August 2 and the restraining order is ed until then The temporary re- straining order not granted at the time the petition was presented was granted Saturday when the petition was again The plea for injunction named as plaintiffs the election judges pointed by Mayor R B Rentfro to hold the charter amendment tion and Mayor Rentfro Named as defendants were City Clarence Colgin Royce Russell and Keith City Kermit Cromack City ager Robert Runyon Chief of Police John McRay and the tion officials named by the city commission to hold the charter amendment election The petition asked that a writ of injunction be issued restraining the three and th city secretary from issuing commissions and credentials to de- fendants named as election by the three commissioners and from interfering in any ner with the plaintiffs appointed as election officials by Mayor fro It asked that the election named by the three be restrained from acting as election officials in the election and from interfering with the con- duct of the election in any Wins In Vote Senator Tydings D- above won bis fight to get the Senate to adopt his ment to prohibit political butions by labor unions or other organizations except with the foreknowledge of their The amendment was to the Ad- lending WPA CEASES DISMISSALS Employes Will Remain Just as cause of Lewis labor blast hurt the Representative Short's recent attack on the dent on the floor of the House un- doubtedly did untold damage ward the respect the people of the United States hold for congress FIRE CALL ANSWERED The fire ment answered a call at the Crane Company 221 North C late afternoon to extinguish a small grass fire behind the ng No damage was reported from rainless weeks and searing leading motor freight truck W fhat Manager Bun heat were threatened Saturday j tors will seek in Austin early d Cy Run night by fires which killed four in j week modification of the Texas Nevada and caused unestimated Railroad Sunday and damage ir several other states In addition lightning storms which brought little rain killed two one in Oregon and one In Kentucky Four Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees burned to death when a brush and timber fire they were fighting shifted and cut off their retreat A fifth youth was missing and feared dead The bodies of Ernest R Tippin 21 Oswego Kan George J 22 New York Frank W Barker 20 Brooklyn and Walter James 18 Ridgewood N Y were taken to Winnemucca Nev the regional service office here announced Pacific northwest fires 85 of which were started by rainless thunderstorms spread over thou sands of acres of timberland but for the most part were under con- trol MAN PREFERS DEATH TO JAIL TERM HOUSTON Rather than face his bathing beauty wife when she found he was an ex-convict H O Floyd 45 of Birmingham Ala plunged five floors from a police station window Saturday and died a short time later Floyd a magazine salesman had been fingerprinted by police after his arrest on a charge of having passed forged cheek for His wife who claimed to have won beauty title five was held on a charge of having forged cheek which was given three days ago to a MHB operator Mrs laid she was the former Reba Lee of Memphis Tenn and gave her age aa 37 She Mid she won the beauty titles tinder the name of Reba After E E a clerk In the police identification reau had taken Floyd's the ex-convict Those fingerprints will I have been in trouble before and my wife will ba lore when she finds It out Then said Floyd confided he had served on a one to ten year prison la for ment Floyd be was roled later As Mrs Floyd started to a jail cell Floyd permission to cay good bye A moment later ho from the window A Justice of the peace gave an Inquest verdict of suicide Mrs Floyd she met her husband this spring at a Memphis party given In her honor after she had won another bathing beauty contest She said they were married at Cleveland on May 19 Floyd told police he formerly lived in 01 holiday ban on commercial trucks Carl Phinney attorney for the group said Saturday Phinney said the Commission would be asked to modify the der so that those truck lines now operating regular Sunday schedules on five Texas highways affected may continue to do so The concession would not put more than 40 extra trucks on the five Phinney said and could in no manner interfere with the effort to make the highways safer A to seek the tion was reached after a series of conferences here in which motor freight truck lines representatives participated Two-Year-Old Girl Is Killed In Crash LUBBOCK Two-year-old Jamie Sue daughter of Mr and Mrs G A Shepherd of Brownfield was killed near here this afternoon when an automobile left the pery highway and somersaulted 150 feet Ferrell Shepherd 28 uncle of the child of near Lubbock and Mrs Scott Dalton 40 of Brownfield broken backs They were in critical condition Saturday night yon and Chief o Police McRay and their agents and employes be restrained from interfering with the election officials appointed by Mayor Rentfro in the conduct of the election and from interfering in any way with conduct of the election Also asked was a mandatory writ commanding City Secretary mack to issue at once the sions and credentials empowering the election officials appointed by Mayor Rentfro to act at the charter amendment election The petition asked that the injunction be made en 1 GARRETT TO RUN CORPUS CHRISTI Gabe Garrett local publisher who was unsuccessful in a race for congress from the 14th district last year has announced that he is again seeking the office which is now held by Richard M Kleberg The WPA stopped dismissing long-time em- ployes Saturday pending final con- gressional action on a proposal to modify the relief requirement that they be laid off by ber 1 Colonel F C Harrington com- missioner telegraphed all state work relief administrators to pend action in dismissing persons who had 38 consecutive months or more of WPA employment A provision of the new relief act Harrington said callei upon him to drop approximately 650.000 persons other than war veterans by tember I Under the act they could apply for after a interval but would bn gated to the status of new relief applicants Job priority would be given to persons certified for re- lief for three months or more but who never before had been on the work relief payroll Because of the general program of relief tion Harrington said this made chances slim that long-term em- ployes once dismissed ever would be taken back Harrington declined to say im- mediately whether employes ready dropped would be reinstated CHANGE PASSED Amendment Is Voted By Upper House WASHINGTON W The Senate approved day night 45 to 24 an amendment to the 4 0 0 0 lending designed to pre- vent government ence with existing private enterprise Soon after adopting this pr al by Senator Mahoney the chamber agreed to limit debate on the lending and ed Monday Debates Limited The agreement limiting senators to speeches was ed by the administration leadership after many previous attempts to hasten a vote had proved Sentiment for reduction of the lending program spread from tha Senate to the House banking com- during the day bringing about an reduction in the measure at that group's hands The banking committee recom- mended House passage of a tailed total of BUI Already Cut The before the senate ready had been cut down by coalition of Republicans and crats to When first introduced by administration ers the legislation carried 000.000 Before it recessed the Senate ay a voice vote an ment by Senator Tydings to prohibit political contributions by labor unions or other tions except with foreknowledge of their members Tydings indicated during debate that the amendment was aimer at such loans as the advance made to the Democratic party in 1936 by John L Lewis United Mine Workers Proposal Accepted Acceptance of the O'Mahoney proposal came alter de- bate during which Senator ris charged that its tical effect would be to make it absolutely impossible for a to construct an electric light plant The O'Mahoney amendment vides that none of the proposed o public work loans could go for projects in any field which private enterprise already serving It vides also however that if the owners of a private business refuse a reasonable public offer to purchase then government funds could be used for the construction of a competing enterprise O'Mahoney chairman of the Continued 2 Column 1 AGED PHYSICIAN DIES LAREDO Dr Willis wards Lowry 69 Laredo cian for the last 38 years died in a hospital at San Antonio day Five Persons Shot In Matamoros Fight persons re- gunshot wounds about p.m Saturday as result of what Police Lieutenant Alfredo Saldana termed a Run battle between two of the five resulting from minor argument The shooting occurred at a saloon across from the city market No charges had been filed Saturday night One of the five wounded said by Saldana to have been one of the two principals in the gun battle was not expected to live at moros Civil Hospital where all five were taken None of the others three of them passersby was believed to be in critical condition as result of wounds Senate Confirms Valley Postmasters to Press reports Saturday the senate confirmed the following Claude H Hamilton Benjamin T and Lenad B HARLINGEN'S CHOIR SINGS TODAY The Community Choir will be on the air Sunday between p.m and Valley of good and friends of the choir are urged to tune In on Station In San Antonio at that time Sidney manager of the Chamber of Com- merce announced Saturday The local choir will share the 30 minute period with a choir from LaGrange as one of a series of presentations sponsored by the Liberty Mills of San An- and in which contest 14 South cities will be sented during the series with one choir selected over another each Sunday afternoon Judges in the studio during the presentation will decide upon a total of 85 points with the re- maining IS points to be decided by the number of votes mailed to the studio following the choir program the direction of Ormesher of lingen outstanding singers of this community will present our program Kring said we feel will merit trr acclaim of all who hear the program ever the number ef roteo mailed In to the studio will have material bearing on the final decision as to the winner we urge all friends of the choir In the Valley and elsewhere tn mail their vote should they feel our choir Is the better which of course we do not Kring In addition to the radio gram during the n the local choir has accepted an tation from representatives of several San Antonio churches to render the vocal services during a Community service the campus of he San University MM V
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