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Brownsville Valley Sunday Star Monitor Herald (Newspaper) - March 31, 1940, Brownsville, Texas
The Vallet sunday mom Tor Jrie Rald Wmk Ai Faatai Tiaa la a Arlo go. Tina to cents final Harlingen Mcallen Brownsville Texas. Sunday March 31, 1940 thirty six pages today threatens California areas oppo a in a sit Ion is seen in six City ballots contests for mayors commissioners to be settled in tuesday vote Harlingen voter in at Toast six Valley towns were preparing to Settle contests for mayor in their communities the City elections being scheduled for tuesday april 2. J. D. Lauck has decked not to run for re election at Pharr but there will be a contest among two candidates who Are seeking to succeed him. The contestants Are a. A. Kelley and r. O. Brewer. Two City commissioners seeking re election there Are Carl Klinger and w. J. Mountz with e c. Shoemaker As a new candidate. E l. Barm Ore mayor of san Benito like Lauck is not seeking re a a a a selection but Louis s. Witte and John h. Koontz Are contesting for his Valley gets new service by ship line Elvde Mallory boats to Call weekly place. Koontz is at present a City commissioner. Jack Ogdee. City commissioner is seeking re election but is being opposed by r. J. Schmidt and Russell Edwards. Harry m. Carroll did not file for re election and his place on the commission is sought by l. W. Pratt and j. W. Spradley. Mission race seen mayor Logan Duncan has filed for re election at Mission but is opposed by w. H. Braden. There Cotton Plant deadline set for april 20 Mcdonald gives area extended time Torando sweeps Louisiana settlement six Are dead Harlingen planting time for Cotton in Cameron Hidalgo Willacy i and Starr counties in the Valley j has been extended until april 20. According to an associated press dispatch from Austin quoting j. E. Mcdonald state commissioner of i agriculture. Fields Tea wet Mcdonald explained that for some time it Mas too dry to Plant and lately Many Farmers had been unable to get into their Fields because of heavy Rains. Plantings Are being regulated to j prevent spread of the Pink Boll worm. Plantings under Way Mcdonald reached his decision to extend the time limit for plantings from april i to april 20 following j the return to Austin of j. M. Del Brownsville a the Clyde Mallory lines which has been serving Texas shipping Between new York and Galveston for 74 years will begin serving the port of Brownsville on a permanent weekly. Or More frequent basis with tha arrival Here of the s. S. Henry r. Mallory on May 18. This announcement was received saturday by f. W. Hofmokel. Director of the port of Brownsville from John e Craig. New York City vice president of the Clyde Mallory lines. Philen to agent the new service which is expected to be acclaimed by users of water transportation Between the Valley and new York and Boston will replace that of the Moor Mack lines which have served the port of Brownsville along with the new Tex lines Ainee the port opened in 1938. Moor Mack lines Are discontinuing their Coastwise service. New Tex is already hit the Philen shipping company of Brownsville will represent the Clyde Mallory lines As stevedores and agents. Alma serves Houston the Clyde Mallory lines Are making other changes in their Texas service. Effective in about 30 Days the lines will Tison True the use of the Porto Galveston transferring their activities to the port of Houston. The Only other Texas port that will be served by Clyde Mallory will be the port of Brownsville. The Henry r Mallory which will be the first ship at Brownsville i in the new Clyde Mallory service j was used during tile world War to transport soldiers to Europe. It achieved the reputation of having tried More men across the at Itic in those years based on its tonnage than any other ship. The following statement was issued saturday by Hofmokel a this service will give the Rio Grande Valley shippers and receivers a additional feature which Are a Large number of candidates Curto state entomologist from the i Valley. Del Curto attended a Pink i Boll worm meeting at san Benito i at which county aaa chairmen1 voted against holding up soil con j sensation checks unless Farmers compiled with Pink Boll worm1 regulations. Plantings have again been getting under Way with Fields drying rapidly. Mcdonald requested that Farmers Plant As soon As possible in continued co operation with the control plan. For two places on the City commission. The contestants Are Roy r. Hooks. P. H. It Pete Longoria Joe w. Graham Vivian Lambert. Joe j n. Summers. J. F. Honey and eur j Tempo Emmett Longoria. Mayor Branch s. Roberts of Don j a likewise is seeking re election and his sole opponent will be j. M. Runnells. Commission candidates Are j. M. Harbin and Andrew Champion. Mere leg re opposition Hie office of mayor is the Only one being contested at Mercedes where d. L. Heidrick is being of i posed for re election by b. F. Byers i commissioners o. J. Schaeffer and j h. T. Stotler Are unopposed. All offices Are being hotly contested at port Isabel where mayor ted Hunt is being opposed for re-1 election by j. H. Lamoore. Perry Leonard and Gregorio Tamayo incumbent commissioners Are seek j ing re election but Are being opposed by j. Kirk stylus and j. W. Reynolds. There is no dearth of candidates for places on the Edcouch City commission where j. B. Ewing. Robert Byrnes. O. E. Brieger Claude Rodgers and Sam Johnston Are making bids. License tag deadline set assignment of Oil allowable is seen austins a Pic the Texas Railroad commission Oil regulatory Agency struck a new note in conservation saturday by permitting assignment to other Wells on a Given lease of the allowable for East Texas producers converted to Salt water injection Wells. The East Texas Field the worlds largest is a water driven Reservoir and the newly authorized practice is calculated to arrest pressure decline. An important Factor in the longevity of the Field. At least six persons were killed and practically the this Bayou Friday by a storm which struck Pierre port entire settlement levelled with Homes pushed into la. Additional bodies were being sought saturday. Tornado toll three suits Are filed still mounts in fatal Alamo crash canal group seeks funds debris searched for More bodies a Chi cmurh4 ii pm t. Cd i Derden plans speech in Harlingen monday offices stay open on monday night Harlingen a nearly 15.000 motor vehicle License plates for 1940 remain to be purchased in Hidalgo and Cameron counties it was reported by the offices of the county tax collectors saturday night when it was revealed that Hidalgo county still has about to too to go and Cameron county almost half that number. Collectors offices in both counties will remain open until Midnight monday april i. To accommodate last minute purchasers of 1940 Auto License tags. Cameron i county branches at san Benito and Harlingen also were to remain open a until Midnight monday. Cameron Pierre part. La. �?4�? debris was stacked on a grim scene saturday at the Aile of stricken Pierre part Louisiana Bayou cajun Village Laid waste by Friday s Tornado while its French speaking survivors turned to mass. The services will be held sunday in the elementary school which was out of the path of the storm with its 150 pupils in class. St Josephus Catholic Church in afer a . I this quaint Little fishermen s and mrs. Atkin the former Helen Moss pickers Community was Clidas. Was married november to. Swept away by the wind but its 1938. To Clifford Atkins then 22, religious statues were left after the couple had been Given the my in a quagmire consent of Helen s parents. They j rescuers probed the Waters with now live at mud Fork and have \ Long poles in search for additional child Bride gives birth to daughter Logan. W vault up it a fourteen year old mrs. Clifford Atkins Logan s a child Bride of More than a year ago. Smiled saturday in a bos j pita i bed at her Day old daughter. J the baby was born Friday night been receiving Relief. Crash hurts two Harlingen car turns Over on Highway bodies. Frank h. Grayson pad Cross Relief director for Mississippi and Louisiana said saturday at least six persons were killed by the storm and added he believed one or two others were missing. Two of the dead were children drowned in the Bayou. Temporary shelter was arranged Evans i for More than too homeless. Relatives of victims file damage suits against Railroad company suits filed Hera saturday by relatives of four persons killed and one injured in the truck train crash at Alamo March 14. Ask damages totalling 90.000 from Guy a. Thompson trustee for the St Louis Brownsville and Mexico railway company. The petitions name mrs. Eva Resendes de Perez Trinidad Perez and Canuto Perez All of Starr county As plaintiffs. Mrs. Perez filed her suit in behalf of herself and three children Benita three Ubaldo two and Guillermo two months old in the death of her husband Esteban Perez. Alleging to acts of negligence on the part of the railway firm the suit seeks $30,000 in damages for the Mother and three children and $10,000 for Perez parents or. And mrs. Canuto Perez. Trinidad Perez 17, filed a separate suit for $20,000 damages charge. Ing similar negligence on the rail Fresno California s Way s part and alleging he was per Garner blasted Survey is under Way by Engineer stand California official curses texan los Fresno so dry b and Cecil Duncan both of Harlin-1 Gen. Were receiving Al Lex k1&i1 acts Harlingen representative Al j Midnight saturday Bert Derden. Marlin candidate for Hidalgo to Las Ting governor will speak in the outdoor a j Stephens chief Deputy tax Patio at the Reese Wil Mondl hotel collector in charge of the Hidalgo Here monday at 8 p. Rn., in his Sec county Auto License department anon appearance of a w Hirv my Cam no need saturday afternoon that Paten through South tent. J 13912 plates had been sold up to medical arts clinic in Harlingen i county offices remained open until i saturday night for injuries sus second half of the monday night speech will be broadcast Over station Krov Weslaco at 8 30 p. In Derden has advocated a state farm Bank to Aid tenant Farmers and a gasoline processing tax to replace the four cent state tax. Germany increases Trade with Rumania Bucharest a Ltd Germany has increased her Trade with Rumania More than 58 per cent since the european War began it was revealed saturday by rumanian government figures. That time. The total included 10,-382 sets for passenger cars. 2.100 for commercial trucks and 1,150 for farm vehicles the 1939 total was 23.963 and Stephens has already predicted a gain of at least a few Hundred Over that figure for 1940. With Only 13.-612 plates sold this left about 10,000 to go. Cameron lacks 5.888 c. S ried. Deputy in charge of Tho automobile department in the Cameron county tax collector s office at Brownsville said that nearly 10.000 plates had been sold up to being investigated Atlanta a a prosecutors encouraged by flogging indictments against to men on Kun flux klan Rolls Drew further reports of terrorism from uneasy witnesses saturday in a drive to find tha whip wielder who beat a suburban bar being driven by Duncan at time of j Ber to death the night of March 7 trained when tha Light Sedan in which they were Riding failed to make a curve on the los Fresno port Isabel Road about to Miles East of Here saturday and turned Over. The Accident occurred about 5 30 pm. A Hie car. Owned by or Evans was a Garner for president forces officially launched their Campaign Hera saturday while tha states lieutenant governor As head and spokesman for another democratic party faction declared a to hell with a Cha ought to a Over with tha added lieutenant governor Ellis e. Patterson whose faction also bolted from the Roosevelt a a Harmony slate. Tha gamer backers who hoped to win the state s delegation to the democratic National convention at tha presidential primary May 7, were told that president Roosevelt a does not want to a and will not be a candidate for a third term. Tha Accident passing motorists brought the two men into los Fresno. Where they were placed in a Clay Hall ambulance from san Benito. And taken to Harlingen or. Evans sustained minor head in while Fulton county officers rounded up the indicted men in-1 eluding two Deputy sheriffs Solic 1 Tor general John a. Boykin pressed belief the inquiry which had disclosed two kidnappings and Mcnary says people to override Senate a miss i eat i. Cal. 41 Washington a up a senator the Republican Leader contended saturday night that the people would Over ride tha juries while Duncan suffered Back 233 floggings about Atlanta in the j s081 in november on tha Reci injuries. Exact extent of which had i last three years was a Only scratch j pro Cal Trade Issue. Ing the by a 44 to 41 vote Friday the _ chamber refused to require Senate c 9 i c a. X ratification of Trade agreements. Re Loci i Security i by i publicans voted solidly for the pro source spread urged it isolation continuing the Trade prompt been determined saturday night both men remained in the clinic saturday night police chief Art Mcmillan made the run with tha ambulance to determine details of the occurrence. The automobile was badly damaged. Manenty disabled by injuries to the Back head spine feet and hips. Canuto Perez father in Law of mrs. Perez filed suit for $30,000 damages in the deaths of Juan Vicente Perez 31, miss Otila Perez. 26. And miss Victoria Perez 13, All children of him and mrs. Perez who was named co plaintiff. Among tha Acta of negligence charged in the three petitions were failure to have the train under proper control failure to keep a proper Lookout stationed at the Point of the crash failure to ring the locomotive s Bell failure to blow the whistle As required by Law and operation of the train at an Quot excessive rate of Speed. The plaintiffs Are represented by Schlesinger Schlesinger and Good Stein j. D. Mcguire and Hill and Oliver All san Antonio attorneys. The cases Are the first damage suits to be filed As an outgrowth of the crash the worst in Texas history taking 29 lives. Walter g. Weaver Donna attorney announced recently that he had been retained by relatives of several of the victims to represent them in damage claims against the railway firm. Army of census takers ready to Start h 20,000 will ask questions count noses of All in United states Washington Upit an army of 120.000 census takers rested its Arches saturday ready to trudge to each Doorstep in America for the biggest question Campaign of the decade. The Zero hour will be 12 of a in. Munday though count won t actually begin until tuesday. Everyone alive at that moment will be counted disregarding either births or deaths a few minutes later. Four other censuses will go on at the same time. The censuses of manufacturers and other business. Such As wholesalers and retailers started january 2 and Are still operating. A tally of housing and agriculture mull Start next Areek. Population enumerators mull Start their rounds tuesday because of technicality. Ten years ago Congress ordered censuses to begin on april 2 each decade because april i 1930. Mas a sunday. Things to be tabulated include not Only the cd sex and location of every person but such other items As individual income from Mages up to $5,000. Location five years ago education citizenship. Employment status marital statue Ani occupation. In the housing census will be questions about value Type and size of Structure mortgage indebtedness and whether occupancy is by owners or renters the agricultural census m ill tabulate the number acreage and value of farms and farm buildings nature and acreage of different crops mortgage indebtedness and number of workers. Population figures for the nation and each state must by Law be reported to the president by december i and May be available several weeks earlier than that in 1930. The count was 122.775.046. Nom it is is Luna ted at roughly 132,000.000. New York a pvt Arthur j Alt Meyer chairman of the National be i purity Board suggested saturday that it my Ould be a sound Public pol j icy Quot for the Federal government to employ tax sources other than payroll levies to finance expanded social Security programs. Possibly such taxes Ai income and inheritance a owl pc Are levied according to ability to pay a Alt Meyer said. Should be used by the i government to pay a part of the j Cost of Security benefits a was social Gram for three years. Four men Are killed in Wells explosion Centralia ii top a four men were killed and four other persons Mere burned seriously saturday in the my Orst Oil Well explosion and fire in the three years of the current Illinois Boom. Seared with a pocket of escaping Gas ignited and exploded at the Morell West of Centralia the dead were John Smith about 19 years old and Dave Hardin both of Hominy okla. Charles under a. Wood. 54. Of Drumwright okla. Nazi planes downed. And d. E. Red Bevan of Tulsa All Oil workers. London a a British Tabula i Tion saturday night listed 133 German planes As shot Down by the British alone since the Start of the War with 26 other enemy aircraft reported damaged so much they might pot have reached Home. Harlingen a group of Harlingen civic leaders have undertaken the task of raising a minimum of $7,500 with which to finance a technical study of possible freight sources and other pertinent facts on we hich to base the lower Rio Grande valleys request for Extension of the intr coastal canal from Corpus Christi to the Rio Grande. The committee was named by r. L. Hill prominent Harlingen business Man who Wras named chairman of the finance drive at a dinner in Harlingen several weeks ago. Hill was appointed by John h. Shary of Mission Pioneer Valley Developer and Long a proponent of water transportation As a Means of saving thousands of dollars annually in reduced freight costs. Shary is chairman of the Rio Grande Valley Extension committee of the intr coastal canal association of Texas and Louisiana the Parent organization which has succeeded in getting the canal built and operating into Corpus Christi. From Corpus Christi northward and eastward freight traffic moves through the Mississippi Valley Waterways at greatly reduced Cost. Shary announced saturday that col. Gilbert a. Youngberg and associates. Technical engineers retained by the Shary committee to make a study of the Valley had already started work. Thus far they have mailed printed inquiry forms to All major Valley businesses request ing detailed information As to both incoming and outbound tonnage and other data. When All Valley firms have been contacted the information will be assembled into a report calculated to show that the Valley Jill be greatly benefited by construction of the intr coastal canal heavy Radis Send Rivers of wage thousands working to bolster levees san Francisco up a Federal meteorologists late saturday night said a the situation is critical in describing flood conditions in the Sacramento Valley after a week of pouring rain caused creeks and Rivers to run brimful. A because of almost record rainfall a said meteorologist e. H. Fletcher a a flood of major proportions is rapidly developing on the Sacramento Feather and american levee Are bolstered the new menace followed by a month the devastating flood that inundated Many thousands of acres in Northern California forced 6,000 persons from their Homes and caused damage estimated by state officials at $15,000,000. Nine persons lost their lives in the february flood. In the face of the new flood threat considered even greater than the february disaster thousands of men Laboured on levees saturday night to build them higher against the rising Burden of water. Rivers leave Banks a it looks like the rising water will undo most of the work that has been done in trying to Patch up the Breaks in the levees caused by the february flood a n. H. Rich of the u. S. Army engineers St Sacramento said. In the Marysville area saturday about 10.000 acres of Low farm and Dairy land was flooded. In Napa toward the coast. Too or More Homes were isolated after the Napa River broke Over its Banks at three places in the town. The families had been evacuated. Napa residents were considerably alarmed Over prospects the River would Crest saturday night meeting the oncoming High tide and spreading backed up Waters Over the City. Rains Are continuing in the Foothills of the sierras recurring cloudburst poured vast volumes of we Ater into tributaries of the Sacramento River which empties into san Francisco Bay and has sources As far North As the Oregon Border. Meanwhile Rains of cloudburst proportions continued to Pound the upper part of the state from tha mountains to the Ocean. Insurance is extended to cover most hazards and protect a great proportion of the British Clum 133 suspect eliminated in killing of coed state College. Pic Jpio criminologists investigating the baffling three Day old sex fiend murder of Chubby Rachel Taylor 17-year-old coed admitted saturday night their exhausting work had led them nowhere but up a Blind Alley. Announcing that a suspect who had been questioned for two Days had been a definitely eliminated from the puzzling Case. Commissioner Lynn g. Adams of the state motor police declared a we Are just As much in a fog As Ever a continued in fag i Cal. I makeup artist Dies Hollywood a in a a Montague i Westmore. 39. Eldest of the family i of Hollywood Beauty experts die suddenly of heart trouble in in hoc i i Tai saturday _ Roosevelt tactics Are hit by Johnson Washington a win senator Johnson a Colo declared saturday night that president Roosevelt while keeping silent on the third term Issue had a Sharp owned and torpedoed other potential presidential candidates until the democratic party was a floundering in j More revelations promised by nazis Berlin a of a German officialdom 24 hours after unleashing diplomatic Blitzkrieg of 16 documents about alleged United states pre War diplomacy leaned Back saturday night in Gleeful contemplation and promised even More explosive sensations a nobody need try to prove in Alibi to the effect he was misunderstood or that he was misquoted by polish envoys a said one official speaking of the documents to come Dies unit says red chiefs seeking test Washington a Dpi a member of the Dies committee expressed belief saturday that refusal of communist witnesses to answer questions about the party personnel had been a a dictated by the party National Headquarters for the purpose of forcing test cases in the courts. Chairman Dies a Tex has served notice that he will ask that committee to recommend that every witness who defies the committee authority be prosecuted for con a tempt Dewey pledges made in Wisconsin speech Madison. a Thomas e. Dewey aspirant to the Republican president nomination pledged himself saturday to three objectives ending unemployment restoring Economy in government a and keeping the United states out of the european War. Climaxing a two Day trip through Wisconsin preceding tuesdays presidential preference primary the new York prosecutor in an address from the state Capitol Steps charged that the present administration had Quot broken its promises to the where to find it first Section Page in California threatened by flood. Cotton planting deadline extended. City elections up tuesday. License tag deadline monday night census to Start tuesday. Damage suits filed in Alamo train truck crash. Tornado toll mounts. Valley gets new boat service. Two Valley men Hurt in crash. Page 2�?Valley political Roundup. Turkey agrees to Aid British blockade. British intensify War. Page 4�?mexican Oil workers study reorganization. Tip to Texas topics by Harry Foehner. Valley truckers Given safety awards. Page 5�?Valley Oil review. Radio log. Page 6�?Brownsville boys now study cooking. Mississippi s truck Farmers fear Market crisis for crops. Page 7�?state politicians adopt draft methods. Weather details. Page 8�?Valley interscholastic meet set soon. Officers have theory on famed Frome murder Case. Page 9�?babson analyses census question on employment Valley civic music association to Start drive for members. Pages to and Llu Complete Valle and National sports news. Page 12�?construction of tank farm at port of Brownsville starts. Officials of vow auxiliary visit in Harlingen. Vegetables near Harvest 8econd Section pages i 2, 3, 4 and 5�?complete Valley society news. Pages 6 and 7�?classified ads and latest Market news. Page 8�?Valley theatre reviews and bookings. 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