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Harlingen Valley Sunday Star Monitor Herald (Newspaper) - March 17, 1940, Harlingen, TexasRat Tai Heb partly Cloudy weather for the Valley sunday will be partly Cloudy with moderate southerly winds on the coast. Valley sunday Star Monitor Herald enter a i m Mai a Lasa Aal m Pex Toffle tax mrha Gaa. To 10 cents final edition All the news of the world and the Valley. Best features and world s Best cd Mica. Vol. 3, no. 36harlingen, Mcallen Brownsville Texas sunday March 17,1940 forty pages today a 44 men feared dead in mine bust a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a Valley bands win Region honors Gay prevents Rescue work easter Keek buying Rush 1sprewcted merchants preparing for increase Solon Sto inspect Panama canal zone never York a business hitched its sales Chart to the easter shopping Parade saturday As merchants prepared for the big of Gest buying Rush at retail counters since Christmas. Taking the Trade spotlight away from the worlds roaring business in War machines America s Sellers of Jaunty easter hats Spring Coats and the latest fashions in women s dresses stepped to the front. Stimulus needed the swirl of easter shopping gave business a needed stimulus. Liquidation of the Short lived autumn War Boom of Industry continue de the past week and manufacturing activity generally showed less expansion than usual for the season. Countering the production trend the retail sales curve spiralled upward in Many communities. In the remaining week before easter the Rise was expected to make the highest March Peak in retail tales in years partly because of the earliest easter Date in a Quarter Century. C surveying easter Trade prospects the National retail dry goods association said big scale buying would be compressed within the coming week. Increase is seen assuming the same general level a of business conditions As a year ago the association estimated the easter spurt would lift department a Tore sales 20 per cent for the week compared with the like 1938 period. C indicating the easter buying Rush was taking off from a higher Point than last year the Federal Reserve Board estimated the nation s department store sales in the week ended March 9 were 11 per cent higher than a year ago. �88�? members of the House naval affairs committee and attaches Are shown above when they arrived saturday afternoon at the Brownsville Airport Enro Ute to Coco Solo canal zone where they will make an inspection of naval bases. Included in the above picture Are representatives Darden i chairman Maas a min Magnuson a was Jacobsen Ltd a. Coler Nyk Bates a mass hear Ohio Robert Harper committee clerk and commander John j. Ballentine Liaison officer. Staff photo House naval affairs group visits Valley eight burned British Leader Panama zone in Home fire 71st birthday tour is set solons say allies Hurt u. S. Farmers Washington a m a farm a minded senators collected a mass of evidence saturday intended to show that the British French economic squeeze play against Germany is pinching the american Farmer. This data will be used in the Senate next week in an attempt to win approval for a Multi million Dollar increase in farm funds voted by the House. A Senate told bombers might Block Panama Washington it pm a War department official estimate that a single raid by As few As 24 hostile bombers might Block the Panama canal for months was disclosed saturday. In testimony Given the Senate appropriations committee behind closed doors. Brigadier general George v. Strong of the general a staff added that the dispatch of such a Force was a Well within the capabilities of several foreign two seriously trying Rescue Heber Springs. Mother and seven of her ten children burned to death saturday when their farm Home was destroyed by fire. Otis Allen father of the family and his brother in Law j. R. Treas 48, were seriously burned in their efforts to control the flames. Three older sons of the alien s escaped injury. The Home was located near Shirley Van Buren county a Remote mountainous Section of North Central Arkansas. Victims of the Blaze were mrs. Sallie Allen the 42-year-old Mother and her children Ernest 17 Millard 13 Oma 12 Glenn nine Mel lie eight Edward six and Vernon four. The sons who escaped were Oil j ver 19 John 15 and Willard 14. Ernest lost his life when after being awakened by smoke he jump de out of a window to safety then rushed Back into the flaming House to arouse other members of the family. Governor postpones California journey Oklahoma City i Pye governor Leon. Phillips said saturday he might cancel a projected Aerial trip to los Angeles scheduled for a monday because of the grand River dam controversy and other pressing business. The governor conferred saturday with col. Philip s. Donnell Dean of the Oklahoma a. And m. College school of engineering concerning the amount of work he should permit on the grand River dam. British bombed nazis claim heavy ship damaged new York Ltd it i the Columbia broadcasting system saturday night reported picking up a Short wave broadcast from Berlin which asserted that German warplanes had bombed British warships and airfields. Lbs engineers said the Berlin St on dub declared that a Gen Eri Headquarters communique stated a powerful detachments of the German air Force proceeded to the Northwest and attacked units of the British Fleet stationed at Scapa flow in the evening of March 16. # a a number of heavy battleships and cruisers were hit by the bombs and were severely damaged. In addition. Number of airports were bombed Snow Dampens Irish Parade in new York new York him a the Irish marched up fifth Avenue saturday in one of the dam pest St. Patrick s Day parades in the City a history. Fair weather traditionally associated with the Celebration failed the Irish and they moved through a swirling Snow that obscured the tall towers of the Broad Avenue and thinned the crowds of spectators. London a i Pic prime minister Chamberlain will reach his 71st birthday monday with his wartime leadership subjected to its first serious Challenge. During the week end his drafting a comprehensive defense of his conduct of the War. To be delivered tuesday in the e House of commons in reply to charges that the govern a e n t hesitated until it was too late to give Finland the help she needed to fight off soviet Russia. He also faced a review of the wartime administration of the ministry of Supply amid growing demands for the resignation of minister of Supply Leslie Burgin As the result of charges of improper influences in the acquiring of War contracts. Until the storm blew up in Par i lament this week Over British de-1 Lay in offering Large scale help to Finland. Chamberlain appeared to be More firmly entrenched then Ever in the position he As held i throughout the most critical period in Europe since the world War. Even today informed political observers saw Little Prospect of any Early successful Effort to change leaders. Chamberlain results of work to be inspected Brownsville seven members of the naval affairs committee of the United states House of representatives paused Here briefly saturday afternoon in route front Washington d. C., to Coco Solo. Z. The congressmen Are to make a three Day inspection of canal zone naval bases Fields and other properties. To View results representative c. W. Darden a Vagt chairman of the sub committee said the visit had nothing to do with president Roosevelt s recent suggestion for added canal zone locks or defences. He said the committee had spent a a lot of Money on naval improvements in the canal zone and wanted. To see the results. A seven make trip congressmen making the trip Are representatives Darden chairman w. G. Magnuson cd Wash. S Jacobsen to iat m. J. Maas 1r-Minnw. S. Cole or Byg. J. Bates a Massand w. E. Hess or Ohio. They Are being accompanied to Low cups ared Vento Many groups Harlingen is first in two divisions Corpus Christi a at least seven High school bands from the lower Rio Grande Valley earned number one rating in the South Texas concert and marching band contests Here saturday and received Loving cups carrying with them the right to participate in the National music festival at Waco in May. Number two bands also received cups. The Valley bands which earned number one rating n either one or both the concert Nad marching band contests saturday included Raymondville Harlingen. Mcallen Mission Pharr san Juan Alamo san Benito and Weslaco. Harlingen scores twice Harlingen had the Only band from the Valley which achieved number one ranking in both the concert and marching band divisions. There was no such thing As a Winner in the contests. All bands competed against a score card or Standard a system under which it would be possible for every organization entered to win top ranking. Results of the concert band contests were As follows with the ranking indicated by roman numerals i for first rank. Ii for second and iii for third rate class b. San Benito i Harlingen i. Weslaco i. Mission ii Donna ii. Pharr san Juan Alamo ii Mercedes iii. Mcallen ii other units win class a Raymondville i. La Feia ii. Orchestra class a Raymondville ii. Class e. Raymondville Junior High ii. Marching band contests class b. Harlingen i Mcallen i Mission i. Pharr san Juan Alamo i san Benito ii Mercedes ii Donna ii. Class a la Feria ii Raymondville ii. Class a Raymondville Junior High iii. Solo contests were held Friday and vocal contests a week ago. The Winner High prices received in Stock show auction Sale is held at Mercedes pretty miss Donna Gibson above who Marc bes at the Bead of the Mercedes High school band took first place honors in the Baton twirling Competition at the Region seven music festival in Corpus Christi Friday night. Staff photo probe to air spy network Crew bring out 113 others alive but Little Hope held for trapped St. Blairsville a forty four men entombed in the explosion torn Willow Grove Coal mine were feared dead saturday night. Two men were killed trying to Rescue them. Rescue Crew saved 113 other miners most of them were affected by the death dealing a Black Damp which followed a noon Day blast. Officials of the Hanna Coal company owners of the mine three Miles South of Here., declined to speculate on the miners Fate. The 44 were Cut off from fresh air and entombed behind a Rock Barrier. A but they re All dead they could t live through that blast said Frank Opatrny one of the rescued a a 1 Quot a a men. This View was shared by his fellow workers. Desperate attempts to Contact the imprisoned men failed. J air forced Down while Rescue Crews battered at the Rock Wall some thought it would take All night to were made to Force fresh air to the men Down a 90-foot Shaft. A revised Check by r. L. Ireland company president showed that 157 men were in the huge mine when the Accident occurred. Many gained safety through the air Shaft located at the end o three mile Long a Drift a or Hin mine. Quot on the Way we in scattered a Ove the lot a so a John How Oroski. 33, of Neffs. Harry Stanley declared a it looks George Strain asserted that the length of time the men lived depended on the amount of air available in the area where they were trapped. Two men lose lives Strain state director of Industrial relations was in charge of Ohio mine Rescue Crews. John Richards mine superintendent and Howard Sanders tipple Boss lost their lives in a daring Rescue Effort. They were killed by the treacherous a Black Damp a a Gas which forms in mines after an explosion. Nearly All of the 160 were affected by the Gas to some extent. Scores were treated at an emergency Hospital set up in the mine office basement Many Are treated Nick Polecy. George Griffith. Peter Taylor and Charles Kluskey were hospitalized. Polecy was burned a bout the face and. Arms and the others were gassed Griffith seriously. Polecy and Griffith were with Richards and Sanders in the first Rescue Effort the mine was termed by officials As the Hanna company so safest a it was one of the most modern in Penknife operation is fatal to youth Spokane a an emergency operation performed with a Penknife in a desperate attempt to save the life of Danny Norvici 7, proved futile saturday when the weakened youth died of a severe Throat infection. Mercedes a the first National Bank of Mercedes established a new v Alley livestock auction record by paying 21.50 events per Pound for the grand Champion steer in the Rio Grande Valley livestock show auction Sale saturday morning. The 1,010-Pound Hereford was owned and fed by Tommie Rains Fra boy of san Perlita. The Ellis Baxter seed. Company of Weslaco purchased the second prize we inner for 20 cents a Pound. This baby beef weighing 850 pounds belonged to Neville Haynes Edinburg Fra youth auctioneers used. A Large and enthusiastic live Stock minded crowd applauded the buyers at each Good Sale As the three leading auctioneers of the Valley called the bids and held the a at a. High pitch. Coi r. Amp Parker of Harlingen brought along his new loud speaking equipment which made it possible for every one crowded around the auction Arena to hear each bid. Colonel Parker introduced col. J. W. Haggard of Pharr to Start off the bidding. Col. F. E. Snowden followed Haggard at the auction stand and then col. R. S. Parker called a score or More bids to a spirited finish. Banks buy Stock the third prize Winner owned espionage is hinted latest air Iby Jas dr>.? Fra it a a hitch hiker killed Lampasas �?<7p a an uni Denti hitch hiker who appeared 18 to 20 years of age was killed near Here saturday when he fell beneath the a wheels of a cattle truck and trailer As he was trying to swung aboard for a ride. Con Linnerd on Pace a col. S Pope receives gift on Palm sunday eve Vatican City it up it a Pope Pius Xii saturday received the Custo 1 Mary gift of Palms on the even of Palm sunday. New rail sidings a a c. Planned in Mexico Frenchia Boonshot Down by nazi planes Ftp Ohe flayed by Cio newspaper Washington 0p� a the Congress of Industrial organizations charged the Federal Bureau of invest Gat inn saturday with a spending much of its time and the Public Money in investigations which a constitute grave violations of the the accusation was made in the Cio news official publication of the organization and was based the paper said on a study of testimony before a House appropriations committee by j. Edgar Hoover director of the Fri. Mexico City a it a plans for building new sidings along tracks of the National railways of Mexico were announced saturday by Juan Guiterrez. Newly appointed general manager of the Railroad. According to Gui tier Rex construction of new siding s is necessary in the Railroad system to prevent accidents. Berlins Cpl a German Pursuit planes shot Down a French captive balloon saturday and it burst into flames East of Breisach Baden province. Germany the army announced saturday. Peace ideals listed cd takes part in world wide broadcast Washington a president Roosevelt speaking on a world wide broadcast set Forth saturday a list of ideals of International organization without w hich he said no peace can be made on a. Lasting basis. Queen Wilhelmina of Holland also took part in the program which was held in connection with the Christian foreign service convocation in new York. we seek a moral basis for peace a Roosevelt said. A it Carrot be a real peace if it fails to recognize brotherhood. It can not be a. Lasting peace if the fruit of it is oppression or starvation or cruelty or human life dominated by armed Camps. A it cannot be a sound peace if Small nations must live in fear of powerful neighbors. It cannot be a moral peace if Freedom from invasion is sold for tribute. It cannot be an intelligent peace if it denies free passage to that knowledge of those ideals which permit men to find common ground. It cannot be a righteous peace if worship of god is u. S. Incomes up collections jump key cities by the associated press reports of Sharp increases in income tax collections in Many key cities indicated saturday that the Treasury May be pleasantly surprised when it totals the annual big March yield. Up until Midnight Friday when the deadline for making returns was reached the unofficial guess was that a 30 per cent or $150.000.000 increase Over the tax take a year ago might be attained. But tallies from several important collection districts showed increases Well in excess of that figure although in others the percentage of increase was comparatively moderate Suk free zoo kills 16 in Mexico Mexico City Pic the newspaper Ultima Noticia said saturday 16 persons died from exposure during a cold wave Here which brought Light Snow thursday night and a temperature slightly under the freezing Mark. By u. S. Solons Washington re a projected congressional investigation of wire tapping interested senators hinted saturday May unfold a sensational Story of political espionage reaching into a half dozen or More states. Proponents predicted that the conditioning Safe guards. Fire broke out after the blast cent in aril am Page s. Col. 4 Dahl is to arrive in America sunday new York a m a Harold e Whitey Dahl 31, the american1 aviator who became Generalissimo Senate audit and control committee Francisco Franco s biggest head was sold to the Hidalgo Bank and Trust company at Mercedes at 12 cents a Pound. The first National Bank of Edinburg paid eleven cents for an Edinburg calf owned by Neville Haynes while the southwestern commission company of Harlingen purchased Haynes fifth prize Winner at 10 cents. The would approve next wednesday a Resolution by senator Green Dri to provide $25.000 for an inquiry by the interstate Commerce committee. They said speedy Senate action then would be urged. It was disclosed that tentative plans have been made to summon numerous state and Federal officials As Well As officers and employees of some private detective agencies they would be questioned about what some senators described As an apparent Quot network of political espionage in several state Cape Tol. Ache among thousands of prisoners of the Spanish civil War will arrive sunday on the american Export steamship Exira. He will be greeted by his Blond wife whose intervention probably saved him from execution by the Franco forces. Con Tinag on Page t. Col. 2 finn delegates Fly to Moscow Parley Helsinki up a a finnish commission will Fly to Moscow monday to Iron out details of the new Borders imposed on Finland under last tuesday s peace treaty while at Home the nation tackles rehabilitation and the building of new defences. Or. Juho k Paas Kivi. Minister without portfolio will head the commission. Nobel prize Winner Dies after illness Stockholm a or. Selma Lagerlof 81, first woman to win the Nobel prize for literature died at her Home in Northern Sweden saturday after an illness blamed partly upon worry Over the future of Sweden and Scandinavia in today s War beset world. Rumania takes Steps for Calinescu rites Bucharest Al a the govern ment saturday took firm Steps to assure peaceful commemoration sunday of the death of Premier Armand Calinescu assassinated by Iron guard is is six months ago As concern was expressed in some diplomatic circles Over possible repercussions from the freeing in the last two Days of 800 members of the outlawed nazi inclined organization. Nazi Earline air strength increased Paris put a French scouts reported saturday that Germany is increasing her air strength at rear line airports and. Activity on land along the Western front picked up after several Days comparative Calm. Irish plan quiet St. Patricks Day ancient superstition of bloodshed will be ignored on sunday Kelly says legion against Europe War Chicago a of a Raymond j. Kelly of Detroit National com Mander of the american legion asserted saturday night that the average Legionnaire did no to want a any part of the european War for himself or his sons. Dublin a a Irish officials can see nothing but the Green of shamrocks and Palms for Ireland sunday despite the ancient superstition that her streets will run red with blood when St. Patrick a Day and Palm sunday fall on the same Day. They said they were taking Only the a a usual a precautions against disorders. For the first time in years there will be no processions or demonstrations sunday honouring Ireland Patron Saint. The Irish army is too Busy with an a intensive training program a to stage a Parade. And for the first time citizens of Ireland will be Able to a drown the Shamrock in their own. Land. The saints Day officially has been Bone dry since the foundation of the Irish free state forerunner of the present Republic and those who wanted to drink toasts had to Cross the Border into Ulster. But saloons in Ireland Are open on sundays and closed in Ulster a so the migration of the thirsty will be reversed this year. Prime minister Eamon de Valera marked St. Patrick s Day eve with an Appeal to americans for a Active moral support to a Send the dismemberment of Ireland and to extend the Freedom enjoyed by citizens of Ireland to a the whole of the National he referred to the Long struggle of Ireland Eire to incorporate the six counties of Northern Ireland Ulster which remains a part of the United kingdom. Mexico explores japanese Trade May Cut u. S. Imports Mexico City a a mexican Trade Mission of eleven government officials and prominent businessmen win depart sunday for Tokyo As guests of the japanese government to explore Means of increasing Trade Between Mexico and Japan. A member said the delegation would be in Japan More than two months and expected to negotiate j comprehensive Trade commitments involving both barter and capital a responsible government banking official declared Mexico through such commitments foresaw a resultant reduction in Mexico a imports from the United mately $37,200,000 last year

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