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THE Monday, .Tune 2, 1MT T AN INDK!'KNI)KNT NKWSPAPF.lt Founded by J«s« O. Whoeler. July 4, 1BDJ PublUhrrt every afternoon «»itcept H f t t u r r t n y t u n d Sunday morntnt The Brownavill* Herald I'ublithing Company T h l r i e r r u h and A d a m s H t r e e t « T a HOPTSTEN, JR. Ai.ocl.tt Publlahar CO*TI^_VIN80X ' ._TM*g K n t e r c r t ns~8econd-Cliu» M a t t e r at tho Postofflct ftt Browniville, u n r t r r t h e Act of Congress of N f a r c h ,'l, 1879. V* l i e i r r * r , : By Carrier by Week, 35c-. By Mail In the Rio * OF TIIK ASHOCTATF.D PRF.H.H r j i r A^r.nai«rt r r M Is f n l l U r r ! c x o l u a l v M y to th« uae for "Publlciitlon of all i h t !orM new* p r i n t e d Jn thU n*w»p.iP«r. ft* well a» nil AP new« dltPtUehM. Joint Border Inspection HTHK proposal by a j o i n t committee representing tho cities of 'Brownsville and Mntamoros that the K o v e r n m o n t of Mexico u t i l i z e f a c i l i t i e s of the B r o w n s v i l l e I n t e r n a t i o n a l A i r p o r t f o r documenta- t i o n of a i » « t r a f f i c between the two countries is a step lonjr n e e d e d . It is p o i n t e d out in the proposal that assign- m e n t by the M e x i c a n g o v e r n m e n t of customs, im- m i g r a t i o n , h e a l t h and civil aviation officials to q u a r t e r s at the I n t e r n a t i o n a l A i r p o r t here, to work side by side w i t h s i m i l a r U n i t e d States officials, w o u l d ' m a t e r i a l l y f a c i l i t a t e c l e a r a n c e of interna- t i o n a l t r a f f i c , both craft, express or freight, and passengers. As conditions now are, air transportation is con- d u c t e d w i t h o u t any m a r k e d d i f f i c u l t y but existing r e q u i r e m e n t s m a k e for delay at the border since inspections by M e x i c a n o f f i c i a l s are made in Mexico arid inspections by United States officials in the U n i t e d States. The e f f e c t of the proposal by the joint Browns- v i l l e - M a t a m o r o s committee w o u l d be to have these i n « p f M ' t i n n » c o n d u c t e d j o i n t l y , t h u s eliminating a s m u c h as possible the delays of governmental red tape. .Members of the j o i n t committee are now m M e x i c o City where conferences with Mexican off i c i a l s on the proposal were opened last week. The c o m m i t t e e carried with it an o f f e r from the city of B r o w n s v i l l e to f u r n i s h o f f i c e quarters at the I n t e r n a t i o n a ! A i r p o r t w i t h o u t cost to the govern- m e n t of M e x i c o for the f u n c t i o n i n g of Mexican inspection o f f i c i a l s here. Reports so far from the M e x i c a n c a p i t a l indicate favorable progress in the negotiations. IN submitting it« proposal to the Mexican govern- m e n t , the committee, commenting on joint usage of the I n t e r n a t i o n a l Airport by inspection officials of the two governments, set forth, among other t h i r p s : "This action would cut in half the time now consumed by the international air traveler in clearing the required government agencies, and would comp l e t e l y e l i m i n a t e the possibility of the traveler not h a v i n g some documentation required from the o t h e r country . . . " The committee f u r t h e r c o m m e n t e d : "It is expected that if this situation were created (joint i n s p e c t i o n ) , the a m o u n t of international air travel t h r o u g h . . . M a t a m o r o s , Mexico, and Brownsville, T f x n s . w o u l d bf* greatly increased. In petitioning for t h i s o p p o r t u n i t y to better serve their two count r i e s , the c o m m u n i t i e s of Matamoros and Brownsville r e d e d i c a t e themselves to that high plane t of cooperation w h i c h has made them a world-wide e x a m p l e f o r practical i n t e r n a t i o n a l relationships," The i m p o r t a n c e of f a c i l i t a t i n g governmental i n s p e c t i o n for I n t e r n a t i o n a l t r a f f i c at this point is. c h o w n by the record of border passage through Brownsville d u r i n g 1946. More t h a n 4,600,000 travelers crossed the border here d u r i n g the past year, i n c l u d i n g all m a n n e r of m o v e m e n t -- f o o t , car, b u s , t r a i n , ship, aircraft and o t h e r modes of transportation. Of t h a t total nearly 46,000 were air travelers ir- 4 , 4 6 6 planes. The c u r r e n t proposal does not apply to traffic o t h e r t h a n air t r a f f i c and it is aimed at serving t r a f f i c b y private planes p r i m a r i l y . It is a proposal that warrants c a r e f u l consideration by the a u t h o r i t i e s . Its adoption will mean m u c h in the d e v e l o p m e n t of air t r a f f i c between Mexico a n d the United States at this point, Flashes From Life (Ky The AnaotfUtftd Priwwn ALIEN COmSE: KANSAS CITY--A field of 32 qualifiers for the M i n v u n Golf Association's s t a t e amateur championship toed off to d e t e r m i n e the 1047 U t l l . s t . But n»i n M r o k e wns fired in Mlftsoufi. Minion Hills Country Club, site of thf tourney, has Ita rlub- h o u r c in Missouri but the course Is across the street In Kansas, FRIENDLY ENEMIES: ONECO. Ill.--Strange bedfellows occupy a nursery set in a box in the Stanley Becker store. 'In A d d i t i o n to her f o u r kittens, Brownie, a four-year-old cat. i f r f ' d i n e h r e r bnby rats, about the size of m a t u r e mice. Brownie adopted' the rat.s a f t e r catching thorn on the promises. Her k l t t e n n are about three weeks old. G I ' I S THF I S I R D : NEW YORK Albert Fimbol, Hotel Pennsyl- v a n i a ernp.oye. has two "anything-you-want" meals coming to him They're his reward for catching a pigoon that was loosed in the hotel lobby Saturday n i g h t . Pimbel used popcorn, peanuts and water to entice the elusive bird Into a cage-like trap. S E A R C H CANCELLED: NEW YORK--A stamp exhibited as the vorld's mos? precious at the International Stamp Exhibition a B r i t i s h Ouiarm 185B Issue valued at #. r 0,000, was missing when o f f i c i a l s run do t h e i r daily check of exhibits. They h a M i l v took I t s m o u n t i n g apart and found that the » f n m p i t * f a s t e n i n g loosened by a spotlight's hent, had slid behind K. wooden frame. B R E A D S O L U T I O N : KANSAS CITY--Members of the American A ^.nc union of Cemil Chemists in convention here learned that soon \veek-old bread may not worry the housewife, R f - M ' a r r l i Chemists 'T. H. Favor and H. F .Johnson of East Nov.vn'ik Cor.n.. reported disrovery of n paste solution, known as p ^ v o x e ' r i v i o n p s t e a r a t e , a f r a c t i o n of an ounce of which will k f f - p brend fresh for seven days. Short an e of raw materials for the paste has prevented wlde- j-pn-ad use so f a r . TT KG OS 'KM ON: AMHKRST, Ma.ss.--politeness to hens is aci- voca'.ed by the U n i v e r s i t y of Massachusetts. A b u l l e t i n to f a r m e r s from the desk of the University extension editor, says, " k n o c k i n g on the laying house door before entering will R i v e the hens n chr.nee to know you nre coming and they won i be seared when thfr door suddenly opens." · · » · I I A K l i TO I I I M I - : : PORTLAND, Ore.--Pollen believe recovering F r a n k Q u e a h n i m a ' s .stolen headgear will be n cinch If the thief,, d p f i r | f , \ t o wear i t . Tnr I n d i a n smd his feather war-bonnot disappeared along b'SltA. DREW PEARSON Another Spring, Another Visit By E, C, OSHORN QVKR two cups of coffee we discussed the 14th Street situation with a localite who is one of this city's biggest boosters. He took us to task for suggesting the widening of this particular street at this time. In his opinion thjprc should be a long range view of Brownsville's traffic needs, particularly to and from the port and the airport. He stated that he believed a traffic expert should be brought hero to make a study and analysis of the problem. And he felt that, the money for this expert would be well spent. While we feel that 14th Street needs attention as soon as possible we couldn't help but see and agree with his line of reasoning. ' * * * LJART, Mrs. Stilwell and ri daughter Mary Grace, left for Mexico Sunday morning 'to be gone for some three months. One of these days a book on fishing in Mexico will be written by Hart and for one we are ready to read every word of it. We did feel sorry for Hart having to do nothing but fish .... write a book. Wonder why we didn't deckle to be an author? * » * TP YOU want, to be enter- 1 tained, sit on a conversation between J. W. Hannah, president of the First National Bank and Bob Ball, head of the Missour) Pacific here. The talk concerns certain phases of the Mopac's operation In Brownsville. You won't have to worry about entering into the conversation--you can't get a word in no matter how hard you try* * * T. DOR;FMAN is walking on air those clays. All because of the new grand daughter Mr. and Mrs. Jean Wiedermann presented him recently. Mrs. Dorfman is also all fimiles. 17OOD for argument: 1 The UnHed States Department of Commerce estimates the Rio Grande Valley population lit 240,000. Valley chambers of commerce do not agree, insisting there are more folks here than that. MOT so very long ago, Dick Fnhcy oiuerlRlnod tho local Ktwnnls Club with a song "Little Mother Of Mine.." This song war, written by a negro named Burley and his great grandfather was a slave of Dick's great grandfather, pv.hose name was also Burley, That was the custom in those clays--slaves many times adopted' a family name, * * * I^ENTUCKY and · Tennessee newspapermen will arrive in Brownsville June 13 and will get a look at this section and Matamoros, They will be guests of the Tennessee Ga,s and Transmission Company on a tour of the company's pipeline system. This will be another opportunity given the Lower Rio Grande Valley for some good publicity. * * * OUNDAY School Teacher -^ "Now, why was it that Mary and Joseph took Jesus with them to Jerusalem?" Mary -- aged tour--"I guess thev didn't have a sitter." * * # story is going the rounds that two Rio Grande tarpon were hooked on the same plug at the same time. Okay, we'll believe it but-We have enough trouble getting just one silver king to hit n lure of ours. Barbs No pilot ever wants to show what his plane's cracked up to be. « + * * An English boxer, after losing a fipht, kissed his opponent. He got In one good smack, anyway. · * * Among articles left behind on nn Illinois street car was a radio --which Is an idoa! No Art Where Modernists Are Concerned, President Declares · · · IN WASHINGTON WASHINGTON--Harry Truman disagrees with his Republican Congress on a lot of things, but there is one question on which they see absolutely eye-to-eye. It is modern art. Busy as he is, the President took time out recently to write a pungent letter to his own Assistant Secretary of State William Benton, in which he called modern art "the vaporing* of half- baked la»y people," In so doing, Harry lined himself up with the Republican members of the House Appropriations Committee which had a field day criticizing the State Department's art program. Defending this program, Benton wrote an -explanatory letter to the President. The President then took time, out in a confidential letter to give his own views on art. This column has now received a copy of the letter, which follows: -The White House "Washington A P ril 3 ' 104T appreciated very much your letter of the twenty-eighth in 'regard to the American Art Exhibit, which is going the rounds of various countries. "I don't pretend to be an artist or a judge of art, but I am of the opinion that so-called modern art is merely the vaporing* of half-baked lazy people. An artistic production is one which shows Infinite ability for taking pains and if any of those so- called modern paintings show any such infinite ability, I am very imiC "There *are' R great many American artists who still believe that the ability to make things look as they are Is the first requisite of a great artist--they do not belong to the so-called modern school. There is no art at all in connection with the modernists, in my opinion. ' ' ( "Sincerely yours, (Signed) "Harry Truman" "Honorable William Benton Assistant Secretary of State Washington, D, C." It should be noted that President Truman, though he doesn't believe in modern art, is 100 per cent behind the rest of the State Department's cultural program, including radio bioadcasts to foreign nations, exchange of students, professors, etc. It should also be noted that the State Department's art pro- K ram received acclaim in various foreign countries, particularly Czechoslovakia, where both President Benes and Foreign Minister M n a o r v k spent considerable time examining it. Apparently, artistic tastes' vary--regardless of Harry Truman and the Republicans. What Makes War Shortly after World' War I. this writer was encamped with 100 Bulgar prisoners and a handful of Serbian guards in the Jugo- slav valley of "Dobro Do," engaged in rebuilding houses which the Bulgarian army had burned during the war, Dobro Do means "Good Valley." and the Valley lived up to its name in beauty and charm--but not in the intelligence of its people. Perhaps not more than 10 per cent could rend and write. Our tenfcs were pitched alongside a brick schoolhouse, which except for shattered windowpanes and a few floor boards torn up for firewood, was not badly damaged by the war. However, that school had been unused since 1912. I was there in 1919. First there had been the Balkan war of 1912 against Turkey; then the Bulgarian war of 1013; then the World War of 1914. And during nil thnt time, no children in "Dobro Do" had gone to school There wns a school teacher in Dobro Do, and we talked to him about getting back to work. But we had no window glass, no textbooks, no blackboards, no paper; and though our intentions were -good, heavy snows forced us to leave the valley before we ever got around to reopening that school. I have always felt a little guilty about this. But more important I have always thought that one reason for continued war- ware in the Bnlk'ans and the fact that Tito can now get away with a Communist dictatorship, is lack of education. I also have thought'that most Americans have little conception of what a great blessing our public-school system is. If they did, they would give" greater attention to the backbone of that system, the selection and pay of teachers. nnlkanizhiff Pennsylvania Schools The money which financed the reconstruction work we were doing in Dobro Do and other parts of the Balkans came mainly from Pennsylvania, in which state I got a large part, of my own. education. Today that, state is sn backward when tt como.s to teachers' .salaries that I am almost ashamed to admit I went to school there. Such starvation salaries are paid to Pennsylvania teachers that a progressive state like California makes recruiting raids on Penn schools and has no trouble skimming off the cream of the crop. As a result, the teacher exodus from Pennsylvania is appalling. Today enrollment in Pennsylvania teachers' colleges has dropped from' 9,007 in 1940 to 3,916 in 1945. Classrooms are overcrowded, some classes are without teachers to handle them, and the turnover is so great thnt as many as five different tenchers may handle a single class in one year. In other words, Pennsylvania, the second wealthiest state in the union, is rapidly Balkanizing its educational system. Interesting thing is that the new Gov. James H, Duff made grandiose promises to Improve Pennsylvania education--but that was before elections. Now he has come up with the meager Homsher bill which won't come anywhere near remedying the situation. Meanwhile also, Pennsylvania,'second wealthiest state, has the lowest per-capita state tax of any save the South, lown and Nebraska, Meanwhile also, Gov. Duff, is chopping about $94,000.000 of various business taxes--including bank and trust company shares, corporate loans, mercantile tax, and a manufacturing exemption from capital stock tax. He can dish out this gravy to business, but he can't afford an adequate salary boost to Pennsylvania teachers. Of course, I don't have to go to school in Pennsylvania any more, so perhaps I shouldn't worry. But just because I used to like the old state, here's a free tip to Joe Pew, Joe Grundy and the Pennsylvania manufacturers who pull the wires in the state legislature: Well-educated kids don't fall for isms. The most fertile field for Communism is where the schools are the most Balknnixed and poverty-stricken. Note to other state governors: This is equally true in your state, too. Under -The Dome It was Henry Wallace who ma.de the headlines at: his big Los Angeles rally, but it was movie actress Katharine Hepburn who really stole the show. It hasn't been publicized, but In Hepburn has become quite a leading Democrat in Hollywood. Republicans Jn the picture colony tried to persuade her not to go to the Wallace meeting, but- admitted afterward she did a whole of a job. Wallace's mall has been as big- as his audiences. About, 40 per cent of his correspondents urge him to run for President. Fifty per cent urge him to form R new political party. The latter type letter has tripled in one month. Ninety-five per cent of Wallace's correspondents favor his position regarding Russia. THINGS HEARD AND SEEN IN MANHATTAN~-By Walter Winchell Chevalier Complains Of Being Probed Winchcllebritica: John ("In- Mde U. S. A."). Gunther and Viceni; Shcean, the book-writer, showing London actresses (of tho Congrovo hit-) the mid town scenes. Gunthor's exciting reporting of the 48 States retails at $5 and is worth m o r e . . . Flame-haired Lucille Ball, the "Lured" star, feasting in the Cub room on sliced bananas covered with whipped c r e a m -plus toasted rolls (She will reco- v e r . . The Maharanee of Baroda in the Waldorf foyer puffing on a Havana Perfecto. Her husband, the Maha (ha-ha) rajnh, is one of the world's richest men. (80're some of the other comics in the Hooper first 15-KO wot?) . . Bob Hope Inspecting the Runyon House i n Columbus Circle) at 5 n.m. "What does it, soil for when it isn't, a prize, in slogan contest?" he i n q u i r e d . . . "$5,800" he was I n f o r m e d . , get $80,000 for it." Jerry Colonna, "out Hills." He wasn't Have you tried to "You can he snid to in Beverly kidding .. win it? Sallies In Our Alley: Fred Allen's crock--hich tossed · us right into the a i s l e . . . Guesting with Jack Benny, he made an "X" over his kerchief pocket, and said: "Cross my heart and hope to hope to look like, Jessel!" . . A B'way night club owner was groaning about biz- n e ? : . . . "Maybe it would help," offered someone, "if you reduced prices'- to customers?" "Who," wept the owner, "has customers?" . * * * Mid town M e l o d r a m a : It ap- pened outside the Algoquin Hotel the other d a y . . . The tired and harassed doorman was helping an old fbul, regally dressed) dowager put m a n y bags and boxes into a c a b . , . She was hurrying to catch a choo-choo . . . As the last weighty valise was in plnce. she got into the kcb rmd remembered she h a d n ' t tipped him . Impatiently, she shoved n gloved bond into her purse, a n d (without looking) pressed something into his paw . , As the taxi sped nway he opened his fist to examine the tip. . , It was an old WiJlkie button 1 * · * Tho Late "Watch: M. Chevalier phoned the French Embassy ( a f t e r hearing our f l a s h ) thnt the U. S. Immigration Dep'1, wns probing him. The Ambassador assured him the State Dep't would launder m a t t e r s . . . Film starlet Alma Kaye almost WORLD'S WORST NEED IS MORE FERTILIZER--By Peter EcUon Population Grows Faster Than Food Production WASHINGTON, -- CNEA) -looking at it from an earthy, everyday point of view, what the world may need first is not bipK:r nncl better supersonic alrplanos, forencRs, or United Nations sky scrapers, what it needs worst is Just more fertilizer. The International Emergency Food Council meeting in Washington this week Is lumring nothing but tnles of gloom. The number of people in the world IK increasing. The supply of food Is n o t . The norongo under c u l - tivation is no bigger than it was before the wnr. Thnt reduces the problem ro growing more food on the same amoimt of land to feed more people. One way to do that is to use more fertiliser, as the U. S. did in the w a r . . M a k i n g more l'ertlll/nr and spread Ing it around doesn't sound Loo hard. But data presented to the IKFC on the world, fertilizer situation reveal that, mankind is still pretty clubfootod in the head and not much better t h a n a N o n n d e r t h n l e r when it comes to using his noggin to maneuver his lazy bones out of the mire. Principal commercial fertilizer* are phosphorous and nitrogen compounds. The phosphates are in f a i r supply now, and the IKFC is relinquishing its controls .over them as of July 1. The big shortage is in the nitrogenous fertilizers which this year are 25 per cent under world demand and probably won't be any better next. World demand is for 3.7 million tons, The supply is 2.8 million. ' Only five countries have excess nitrogen to export. They nre. Chile, C n n n d n , the United Kingdom, Norway, and Belgium. They have to make up the short- Rges in nearly 100 importing countries which don't produce enough at home for their own use, Vioionis Circle The U. S. is ln ; this class. Though it has doubled Its f e r - tilizer consumption since the start of the war and now produces over 600,000 tons, 22 pel- cent of world supply, the XI. S. must; still import 200,000 tons of nitrogen. To Increase the production of explosives In wartime, the U. S. government built a n u m b e r of ammonia, nitric acid-, and graining plants. When the w*r over most were declared surplus. Some were taken over for the production of fertilizers. But the other plants were .so scattered, about the country that their use in combination to produce fertilisers requires service by a large number of tank cars for reshipment of chemicals from p l n n t to plant. If enough foresight had been used to locate these plants better BO that they could hnvc been converted to nitrogenous ferti- liser production ;.n time of ponce, the world's food production situation toclny miBht be a lot happier, European fertiliser production Is nil snarled up. The principal d i f f i c u l t y is lack of coal to run the plants. Coal production can't be stepped up till there is more food for miners, industrial and transport workers. They can't gut more food till there is more fertilizer produced. ( It's a- vicious circle. Sorry Spectacle C l e r m n n y used to be n big nitrogen fertiliser exporter to the rest of Europe, Bombs destroyed some of the chemical plants. But the Allied military government authorities at first didn't want the nitrogen plants repair- to operate because they were considered munitions plants. So here you had the sorry spectacle of tho U. S.--which produces less fertiliser than it uses--exporting and buying not only fertiliser but also food for occupied Europe,, while German fertilizer plants remain idle and European food production is below par. This year mi effort is being m a d e to get some of the German nitrogen plants going a g n l n in the U.S., French, and British zones. Production of 200,000 tons is hoped for. All the German potash plants are in the Russian /one, so nobody knows what they're doing. But if German fertiliser production could get back to its prewar 1.5 million tons, it would not/ only increase food supplies but the exportable surplus could be sold to the U. S. This would help pay for food the U.S. now sends Germany. All' countries thnt have ferti- liser surplus want to export to the U. S. to get dollars. That's one of the factors which makes it d i f f i c u l t to get the export ing- countries to allocate their surpluses to countries that don't pfty so well.. married reporter Justin Gilbert. She eloped with another the other night. As it. ticker-taped into the Mirror city room, Gilbert gol, the. assignment of doing "the re-write." And he wrote without a tear. Except, of course, in the h e a r t . . . . Ben Hechl. wires that Evelyn Webber, a Lord Beaverbrook reporter (London Standard) in N. Y., omitted all his replies to her distorted interview! G o n n a punch her right on the nose the next time . . Add great red- fa comakers: In police stations when a tough mugg sees a. ca- meramnn taking his picture, he usually covers his face--to which the desk Sgt. cracks: "WhHt/s-n-matta--b e n u t i f u 1 , don't you want yer pitcher l-a- k e n ? " . . . Bernard Bnruch sniln for England July 2nd . . It, cost Chaplin $75,000 to show his new movie in New York. No biz. Sights You Never Sec on Television: The white evening- f rocked l o o k e r (honey-hair strtmming in the briaz) speeding madly down Fifth Ave. at the wheel of an open jeep at 4 in the m a w n i n ' . . . The new femme frillies featured in the Madison Avenoo marts--lingerie with black fig-leaf! . . . "The Gth Avenue Beachcomber" (a bearded ?-mark) who thporu orange thlacks, poiple shoit, wears yellow wedgies nnd his long, midnight-hair in a bun .. Oh, thay now! » * * Curtain Calls: The Met's Donald Dame via NBC . . Glenn Ford in "Framed" . . Buddy Clark at the Paramount... Jean Parker in "Burlesque".. Saca- sas' rhumband at Havana-Mad r i d . . Marilyne Towne's vocal- lure on WMCA . . The new fickers, "The Web" and "The U n f a i t h f u l " (they got sugary notices in the trades) ,. Seal- lions to an earache titled: "'Oh, Daddy, Don't Preach to Me. Preach to Me, Preach to Me.' 1 Awful. * * * Portrait of n. Press Agent Mumblin' to Himself: Only a half-minute until t h e Mirror truck comes up. . Ohboyohbo- yohboy! I sure hope that plug is in his c o l u m n . . . No, 1 take that m a c k . . . I mean, I hope it isn't in, because if it is, then I'll be even more surprised . Now make, up my mind! Do I want it in--or don't I ? . . . I should remained a waiter. At. least I ate steady . I forgot I m u s t n ' t get excited. Who's ex- c i t e d ? ? ? . . . Every night, nt this time he makes my blood pressure act up. Should I see a doctor or a psycho-analysV? . A press agent without a break in that guy's column is a depress- agem . Say, that's nor, a bad soun-in-the-night. . . Dammit, w h n t z kcepin' them papers? I mean those, . ?Iey, Whitey! I haven't anything smaller than a buck . . . Well, Jemme look at the Column, nnybow, I'm dying from aggravation! How do you like- thai-? I have to worry myself sick if I crash a column. How low can you get? . Sup- posin 1 I didden crash any co- l u m n -- w h o the hell do those guys think they n r e ? , Lessee now, Sallies, Mcmo.s Midnighter, grrrrr. My stuff must steenk . Hmmmm, Murals--who cares about Murals? .. Curtain Calls --oh, boy. It's in! It.'s in! .. Love That M a n . . Okay. Whitey, old bean, see yes tomorrer. Same time. Keep the change I Michael Hall and Prnnccs- Stillmnn. * * » Sounds In the Ni^ht: At the Hotel Blltmore: "Howz about t bundle for Britain's victims drive?" .. At the Singapore: "His only vice is vice".. At Lindy's: "A Nazi Is a person who wishes Winchell was dead a n d H i t l e r wasn't." At Iceland: "Oh. to be in England, now that Lady Astor's here" . At the Ding Ho; "His biggest worry is that women don't worry him anymore" , In Howie's: "There she go*s with her Meschugga Daddy" . . At Yank Sing: "Lady Astor called a distinguished American a pig. Obviously, she is » lady in name on i v --not In name-calling" At the Flamingo: "She's the blonde sheep of the family" . At Butay's: "She's taking an al- coholicking ." At the Stork: "Girls take- to men of good heart--also From." · · · Menios of Midnight*r: Jan August's piano magic this recording of -Miscrlou" sold over a million) inherits Jack Benny s Roxy stardom The Alvm Altmnns arc I n f n n t i c i p a u n g . He owns i h a t huge-parking arena behind the Roxy Hugs and k i x x x x to »,hc Harried Aid Society for the $500 donation o the Runyon Cancer Fund . Joy H a t h a w a y auditioned for the radio version of "Claudia" due in Oct. "You remind me," said author Rose Fran ken, "of Dorothy Stickncy." She ought to. Rose. Joy is second cousin m : Dot Long Island gambling is out for the summer. Seems the joynt .sand some authorities "couldn't get togedder" . Cab driver Sam Gross (he pilot* B'way Royalty) rode in a bus for the first time and got. his pockets picked! The big yokel! . . U n d e r t a k e r Brooks iTimes) Atkinson drove the revived "Up In Central Park" show 10 suici- ce by w r i t i n g ; "It should've died 2 years a g o " . . . COMMUNIST! Yesteryears In The Valley FIFTY YEARS AGO June '2, 1897--Over 500 homeless families, numbering 2,000 poople, were on the st reels of El Paso this morning searching for shelter. · · · President. August m Celaya of the Rio Grnnnc r a i l w a y company i,s the happy f a t h e r of a brand new girl baby, who made her appearance nt his home last Saturday morning. · * · Beans are now selling cheap, bringing $3 to $4 per "carga" (.336 pounds). · · » FORTY YEARS AGO June 2, 1907--About 15 planters have bought land at Campa- caus vineyard near Mercedes and will plant their land next winter with improved California grapes. » · · The mails for the morning train out of Brownsville are closed now ai 5 a.m., which makes the mail clerks early risers these days. · · · Eggs and clsckens still continue scarce and high. It, ought to pay someone to start a poultry farm in this vicinity. · * » Horticulturist Harvey C. Stiles has designed a geometric plan for planting of trees, shrubbery and other ornamental plants at the new home of Dr. S. K, Hnl- lam on upper Levee street. If even h a l f t h e specimens which he will p l a n t should succeed, he have one of the finest place* in South Texas. · » * TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO June. 2, 1022--Victor Mim, 23, of Houston, an employe of the Humble Oil and Refining Company, was overcome by gas in an empties .storage tank in Pharr early today. Clarence McGec, Pharr, 37, while assisting in the rescue of Mini's body, fainted and fell nearly 20 feet. He lived only a short, time. » · * C. H. Pease of MoAllen declared there has been no eh.-uiqe in i h e general program for bringing gravity irrigation in to the Wiley, denying reports the project IB to be dropped.

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