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THE BROWNSVTLLE HERALD Tuesday, June 3, 194T Che A N I N D K P K N D E N T bounded by .Jes.i* O. W h r c l n r . J u l y 4. 18D2 -i every a f t e r n o o n (except S a t u r d a y · u n d Sunday m o r n l n K The Brownsville Herald Publishing Company Thin e r n l h nncl Adivma S r r c e U E 0 HOFTSTEN, JR C U K T I E VINSON AsnocliUs Editor E n t e r e d M S«cond-Clna» M a t t e r »*. tho PontoKlct at Browniville. Texas. u n d e r t h e Act of Congress of March 3. 1B70. 8 u o c r i p M o n Ratiui: By C n r r i f r bv Week. SBe; By Mail in th« Rio Grand, i f y ( P e r y e a r * . JIO.OO; By M o l l u^t,nla^_cuU^_^f_Te^nn (per y e a r ) |13.00. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATE!) PRESS Th* A s u c c J a t e d Press is e n t i t l e d «x«luslvely to the u«» for' »»» b " ftc , R "2J ef a l l the local news p r i n t e d In this n e w s p a p e r , as well ns all AP no*s dlspiuchea. A Bald Warning E not as shocking to the American people in its i m m e d i a t e practical aspects as was the J a p a n e s e attack on Pearl H a r b o r back in 1941, t h f report of President T r u m a n ' s Advisory G'om- m N s i o n on U n i v e r s a l T r a i n i n g , m a d e p u b l i c yesterday carries a w a r n i n g related to our very existence a / a n a t i o n that is far more sobering than was t h a t s u d d e n h a i l of death from Hawaiian skies f i v e and a h a l f years ago. Unless we, as a n a t i o n , take a d e q u a t e steps ( lor our d e f e n s e , we w i l l invite our own "extermination." the President's Commission calmly and un- e m o t i o n a l l y reported. . T h i s is a l l the more s i g n i f i c a n t in that it comes f r o m a g r o u p of n i n e p r o m i n e n t civilians h e a d e d by Dr. K a r l T. G o m p t o n , scientist and president oi - the M a s s a c h u s e t t s Institute of Technology. * * * * AS a step of "urgent m i l i t a r y necessity," ^ the commission r e c o m m e n d e d compulsory training of 750,000 to 950,000 Americans youths annually. L i a b i l i t y for t r a i n i n g w o u l d start at the age of 18 or u p o n c o m p l e t i o n of high school, whichever oc- c u r r e d first. t . Basic t r a i n i n g in c a m p or aboard ship would c o v e r a p e r i o d of six months. Trainees w o u l d then h a v e the c h o i c e of enlisting in the r e g u l a r services, e n t e r i n g a service a c a d e m y , e n l i s t i n g in the Nat i o n a l G u a r d , o r a t t e n d i n g college w i t h - a Reserve Officers T r a i n i n g Corps program. The cost of such a program has been estimated at $1,750 to $2,000 m i l l i o n a year, A c o m m i s s i o n of three members, two of them c i v i l i a n s r e p o r t i n g directly to the President, would a d m i n i s t e r the program together with a general a d v i s o r y board and local civilian advisory committees. The commission recommended getting the program u n d e r way a year after approval by Congress. * * * * \yiTH World War II still a vivid 'and horrible memory, the w a r n i n g of the President's Commission is a d e e p l y disturbing and disillusioning t h i n g . 'Rut t h e scientists a n d others w h o make u p the m e m b e r s h i p of the advisory body employ bald n n d u n m i s t a k a b l e words, For o n l y a comparatively short time--four to ten years---will our "monopoly of the atomic bomb" and the a v a i l a b i l i t y of battle-trained Vete r a n s of W o r l d War IT militate with any certainty a g a i n s t a sneak attack on the United States, the Commission's report warns. · it point* out, coldly and without reserve, that "our military forces are a hollow shell," and ^that p r e c i p i t a t e d r o p in our nation's state f readiness w i l l be an i n v i t a t i o n to "those to whom weakness on the part of peace-loving nations is a passport to aggression." The Commission predicted that at the expiration of the four-to-ten-year period cited, our "grace period," so to speak, an attack of "in- d e s c r i b a b l e horror" could strike the American shores. Among the Big Five Powers, the United States alone is w i t h o u t a compulsory training program. Britain and France require service in their armed forces, C h i n a enforces a partial conscription pro- g r a m , and Russia's military power is based on compulsory service in the Red A r m y and upon mandatory m i l i t a r y t r a i n i n g in the schools. ' O n l y six of the f i f t y - f o u r nations which maintain armies rely entirely on volunteers. "We recognize that weakness is an invitation to extermination," the report declared. * * * * E are p l a i n , u n a d o r n e d words, meaningful and of t r e m e n d o u s import. W h a t our leaders do in the light of their imp l i c a t i o n s may d e t e r m i n e our destiny in the next dec a d f . Our people are tired of w a r ; of things t h a t are c o n n e c t e d with war. Universal training is not a p o p u l a r proposal in th? United States and never has been. Congress w i l l doubtlessly be subjected to p o w e r f u l pressure not to a u t h o r i z e compulsory service. R i g h t now the United States is spending million.- of d o l l a r s in f o r e i g n r e l i e f , for food to feed the h u n g r y the world over, for goods to s u p p l y na- t i o n s t h a t need t h e m . M i l l i o n s of dollars in loans to bolster the e c o n o m y of other nations are being a d v a n c e d as w e l l . All t h i s is f i n e and in k e e p i n g with our ideals, our h u m a n i t a r i a n i s m , our w i l l i n g n e s s to help the o t h e r f e l l o w . And a lot of it is for the practical p u r p o s e of h e l p i n g o u r s e l v e s by k e e p i n g the other f e l l o w going, by m a k i n g it possible for him to do b u s i n e s s w i t h us. But in t h i s program of assistance to others, t h e r e is the d a n g e r t h a t we may, in our naive and t r u s t i n g w a y , m i s . j u d g e the c a p a b i l i t i e s of some of those we are h e l p i n g to use in the end their re- n e w e d s t r e n g t h against us. . , We s h o u l d be p r e p a r e d against, any such ' e v e n t u a l i t y , a s P r e s i d e n t T r u m a n ' s Commission s o f r a n k l y w a r n s . ft is m u c h b e t t e r to be ready and not h a v e to f i g h t t h a n t o f a c e i n e s c a p a b l e c o n f l i c t when n o t p r e p a r e d . P r e p a r e d n e s s costs a lot, but unpreparedness costs more. Pearl Harbor should have taught us that, Flashes From Life (Ily The AflMOciat«l Prf*«) FHF:F BOOTS: KlrLM, K. D . -- - D r n m f r n n k P. Tollefln, back In the U n i t e d States n f t r r l i v i n K In Sweden lor 20 years, has discontinued one an c-oid Kuropean custom. sioppmK H I a hutol in a law American city on his way to his J'ornvr home. Dr. ToUeey .sale] hi? put, his shoos ouUldo his iKiH-l room door belon; n-tlring--expecting to f i n d them shlned. in the morning. Thni, he KM Id. Is the custom in Europe--but not In America. Hi.s shoes were stolen. · * * * f H K K K H ' L NOTE: NEW YORK--Charles J, F. Porter borrowed *3!2 from the N a t i o n a l City Bank and along with the ca.sh he was handed his note, marked "paid". The puzzled borrower t h e n lenrneri that his loan included f-he b;i),"r.;h dollar Ullttied^^y the bank's 21-year-old personal loan de- p a r t rnem and writing off the loan wa* the bank's way of celebrat« ink- By E. C. OSBORN VY/E wonder why-The roads from the paved highways to the Brownsville Country Club and the Harlingen Municipal Golf Course are fand have been for many yoars) in such terrible condition. Unless we are badly mistaken, they are county roads. And there is considerable travel over each of them, all the year 'round. . We believe Rio Grande Valley and visiting golfers would appreciate these roads being kept in good condition. Golf courses are valuable assets to the Valley, particularly during the winter months. OUNDAY we had the great pleasure of watching a foursome, George Waters, Tom Morrison, "Dut" Graham and Bill Bailey, tee o f f . "Dut" came through with a DREW PEARSON · · · Rift Between Trurnan Cabinet And Democratic Party Chiefs · · · IN WASHINGTON WASHINGTON--It Isn't advertised outside the inner circle but there's a wide political rift between most members of the Truman Cabinet and those w h o , guide Democratic .national headquarters. . . · ... Democratic politicos led by Bob Hannegan, Gael Sullivan, Ed Plynn, and various, other big-city bosses believe Truman should stick 'diligently to the old Roosevelt left-of-center policy, But a majority of the Cabinet--led by Secretary of the Treasury Snyder--disagree. They are. middle-of-the-roaders. Illustrating the rift was a private conversation in Miami recently between Bob Hannegan and Assistant Secretary of War Stuart Symington--both Democrats, both from St. Louis. Symington suggested that Democratic Director Sullivan was being* a little rough on big bussiness by demanding heavy price cuts, To this, Hanegan replied: "Stew, are you one of tnose so-and-so's who believe Truman can win by appeasing the. big business boys? If they're for us, we're licked. The thing that worries me most is that 75 per cent of" the press is for Truman. Unless 75 per cent of the papers think we're too liberal, the people will think we're too conservative. The Republicans always win in that kind of a setup. 11 Symington started to protest that he wasn't a reactionary, but Hannegan continued, "The reason we Democrats win is that the people know we're the friend of the .littio man--that we protect his Job and his home, his health' and his future, Unless he feels that about Truman, we're licked. l? XL S.-Made Dictator* On almost the same day President Truman sent his message to Congress proposing U, S. arms for Pan-American countries, a Latin American dictator was demonstrating what happens when Pan-Americans get U. S. arms. The dictator in question was General Anastasio Somo/,a of Nicaragua, who deserves to have the trade-mark "Made in America" stamped on his expansive bosom, but who, nevertheless, is just as much a dictator as Hitler or Mussolini. Somoza's background and the revolution he kicked up last, Lead On, MacDuff beautiful drive, d little to the week are i important. They illustrate one of the great dangers in left, nnd George followed with the Truman "Arms-For-Latin-America" program. one a little every little) to the right. Bill and Tom stayed down the middle. We would have followed this foursome but did not think we could stand it. * * * M R, and Mrs. R. B. Mittanck of San Benito, are using "jumping" fishing worms to catch their fish. We never heard of such animals before but the San Benito anglers give a vivid description of how they act. * » * pROFESSOR: Hey, you can't * sleep in my class. Freshman: I know. I've been trying for the last half hour. * * * '"THERE is one spot In the *· Valley where whitewing could nest and be perfectly safe from those who get their great thrill out of shooting them out of Mason, and while on the nest. It was in the trees on Col. A. H. Wilson's place here. The Colonel tells us he count- fid 14 birds the other morning and a number- of nests. * * * T. W. (BILLY) PATTERSON, JMcAllen attorney, was recently honored by being elected president of the Baylor Ex- Student Association, Billy, a great grid star while attending Baylor University, is certain to give the association a big boost while in office and the association is to be congratulated on electing him. Mrs. Ed Hickman of Weslaco, wa« " named a district repre- ucntatlve. Back in 1929 when the Coolidge administration got into hot water in Nicaragua, Henry L. Stimson was sent down to patch up the trouble and worked out a deal whereby the U. S. Marines trained t h e . Nicaraguan National Guard. The Marines did an excellent job. They not only trained the National Guard, but they picked Somoaa to head the Guard, and they trained him so well that v Somoza has been ruling Nicaragua ever since. Somossa wns picked because he was supposed to be friendly fco the USA. He once sold automobles in Philadelphia and New York; and his uncle, a candidate for president, was a Philadelphia dentist. However, Somoza turned out to be pro-Somoza and nothing else. He was not even pro-Nlcaraguan. After the first free elections were held in Nicaragua, Somossu, with the Marine-trained National Guard behind him, kicked out his uncle as president and became president himself. Nioarftg-uan Nepotism Last month, however, he installed another president, Dr. Leonardo Arguello, generally considered a Somoza puppet. President Arguello, however, surprised folks--though not for long. He had the nerve to demote Somoza's son-in-law, Louis de Bayle, a colonel in the National Guard and head of Public Health. He also relieved Somoza's elder son as inspector general of the. National Guard and transferred him. to the Leon garrison--away from the capital. Another of Somoza's sons was relieved as commander of the Presidential Guard. Finally, and the straw that broke the camel's back, the new president'started T,O oust Somoza's son-in-law, Bill Sevilla-Sac- asa, as ambassador to the United States. Somoza's daughter, Lillian, is Nicaraguan ambassadress in Washington and enjoys the bright life. This move could not be tolerated. So last week, new President 'Arguello found himself looking for a country of exile. He was replaced with Benjamin Lecayo- Sacasa, a second cousin of dictator Somoza. While this taie -of Nicaraguan revolution has its humorous aspects, actually it is a tragedy. Somoza IK one of the most hated men in Nicaragua, but he can't be turned out. American arms and training under American Marines have made him nil-powerful. The people of Nicaragua can vote till they are black-and- blue In the face, hut they have to, upt up with the American- made dictator. However, Secretary Marshall and his War Department friends have persuaded President Truman to support a plan for sending more arms and more U. S. military men to train Pan-American armies This is sure to mean more dictators. It also means contact between government nnd government, when what we need T HE patter of little feet. wa« Jfi contftct between people and people. u n n «/-i of -Klin hpflrt of the Hnu« ,-,,n.i.a T.oHn A m n H r n n nRflllle heard at the head of the Htalrs. The party hostess motioned for silence. "Listen." she cooed. "The children are going to deliver their good night message." There was a moment or hushed expectancy. . Then: "Mom, Willie found another bed bug." * * * \Y/ATCHING traffic at corners W where traffic lights are in- utalled continues to be Interesting to us. Yesterday we overheard t.nis from one of two who passed us as we were ing green light"! "Wonder why people are-silly enough to wait for a light signal. They don't do anything to you if you don't." It so happens this person !· We wonder if the police department will ever think it necessary to fine those who break through the traffic lights? Barbs A poultry expert says hens should be amused. Read them the price we're paying for eggs! * * * Too many dogs have the idaa that every moonlight night is their clay. The more Latin American peoples resent a dictator, the more they dislike the country which helped create that dictator; also, the' more they veer toward Communism. If the same were spent for the exchange of students nncl professors instead of arms, it would do twice ns much to ward off Communism--nnd nlso build genuine friendship. Take A Tip From Coolidff« When it comes to picking men for. top spots in government, Harry Truman might well take a cue from Calvin Coolidge. Truman has been almost getting down on his knees begging- men to nccept important jobs. He had an extremely difficult time getting John J. McCloy, former Assistant Secretary of War, to become head of the World Bank. And he spent about two weeks trying to induce Paul Hoffman, of the Studebaker Motor Company, to become administrator for Aici-to-Greece. Busy at the bedside of his mother, Truman left, it to Undersecretary Of State Acheson to invite Hoffman. Hoffman declined. Then Secretary of State Marshall himself phoned Hoffman. Perhaps if Truman. hod called Hoffman on the telephone himself he might have persuaded him to take the Job. However, Coolidge didn't bother about those niceties. He felt It was their duty to serve their country; so he simply announced at a press conference that he was appointing a certain man to do a certain Job. After that, thdy couldn't refuse without being stamped as unpatriotic, Has To Consult Republicans Truman, however, riot only sounds out prospective appointees, but also has to go through all the ramifications of consulting Republican leaders. One of the best qualified men for Greece, for instance,, is Mark Ethridge, publisher of the Louisville Courier- Journal, who has made two important studies of the Balkans for the State Department. Ethridge knows the situation first hand. However, Senator Vanderberg gave him the veto. In addition, Senator George of Georgia indicated his displeasure. Ethridge once edited a paper at Macon, Ga., which said some ^unfriendly things about the Senator. INTERPRETING U. S. POLICY ABROAD--By Peter Edson KtA IwMw, Int., DANCY DEFENDS IRRIGATION LIMIT COMPROMISE Small Farms Urged As Best For Valley in the teens arid twenties with, to paraphrase Mr. Churchill, the "sweat nnd blood and tears" of a hardy bunch of pioneers who bought land in small tracts, most- (Editor's Note: The following letter under date of June 2 from Cameron County Judge Oscar C. Dancy of Brownsville to U. S. Representative Milton H. West at ^7oYw "acres" 'in'size,'with"very Washington, D. C., is published f - pw tl ^ cts of moro 1hnn 160 ncros with the writer's consent. In it, Judge Dnnc.y opposes lifting the 160-acro limit on irrigation from tho proposed Vallay Gravity Project. It represents his answer to recent telegram sent by Frank Russell of Russclltown to Representative West. Mr. Russell, in his wire, tho text gf which was carried in these columns May 30, protested cost, of the proposed canal and the reported charges for water it would mean for the landowner.) * » · Hon. Milton H. West Member of Congress Washington, D, C. , Dear Congressman West: Russell of Russell town had sent you. First, let me say that, as you well know. Mr. Russell is a fine follow who came to Cameron County, some ton years ago to invest and presumably make his outside.^ of future home. As indicated in his letter, he entire , r because in the bandit raids of the teens at least, one of these pioneers was killed. Los Fresnos has a few hundred fine, progressive, God-fearing people and its very existence and prosperity rest entirely on the surrounding family-size farms, all of which in turn rest on the pumping plants. It has waterworks, a bank, a number of stores, garages, several churches and an up-to-date fine school with a high school. Most of tho people including, so I am advised, some dny laborers, not only m (he town but on most of th* farms, own their own homes. On the other hand Russclltown, surrounded by one-man or corporation farming. has almost nothing in the shape of schools, churches, stores, etc. It has line, up-to-date packing shoris, but .. . ..,. place in ho road Mi. farms with machinery with purchased some five thousand mostly the common labor avail- acres of land which compromise able. So far as thai civic im- some of the finest land that the provoment which makes comrnu- i l U l l l V . V ' J \tm » . . . , . « - . . ,, ,, . ; » , , ~ I,, -- ~*i O L I » - * i J f S « 1 V » I « « i / i . . » . , . . - . . . . . » .. sun shines on. And, ns indica- nitics states and nations, is con- fi w h o f . n ted, it was in brush from the corned, Russentown is nhnoht churches, schools, nnd who t.ime the "morning stars sang jero, while Los Fresnos w i t h its m a k f t t h e civlllZfUlon on lnis gether" until he purchased it. family-size farms would late al- bord n n d nol the pcopie wnosft This is a typical case bearing most 1°° P « * c e n t Plus. m interest is what they can it the illustration of the two Very lew boys weie fuimshed . ,, , , , rom Uifornia towns of th. difference by the Banreda^-mmuni ,- to go f h f t ° uncRrnccl lncr , mcm ' u l t - wake up but when they did they woke up all over. Those smaller farmers and business men who oppose, the compromise say t h a t I was too easily bluffed though I do not think I was. There are millions piled on millions al stake and if the big owners stand hitched they can unquestionably defeat the Valley from getting the benefit, of the Reclamation Service which, while not perfect. is unquestionably the be.st of its kind in the world, w i t h interest free money, I would sny. for not, le.ss than 55 years, possibly longer. While it, costs a great deal it is not as much as the crop yields of this Vallev with its present precarious water supply for each of the years 1945 and. 1946. It. is ridiculous to sny we, can't put. it on. We cr.n't afford NOT to put it on. While the prices are hiflh. T would say 75 per cent moro t h a n .sjn-en or c i q h t years RRO, the chnnco.s nre t h a t they will go down. The project also includes drainage. I came here in 1909. You. ft« I recollect, came m the teens. We both know what our tanners went through. They have pioneered and made this country is. They very naturally Ig land ownor.s coming in and almost without el fort reaping the golden harvost resulting from their fiacnfic.es. are the peop.e who 1 ho will make the civilization on this border, nnd not the people whose out California between streamlined corporation farming and family unit fiirmiiiR. His land touches, if it does not entirely .surround, Dnrredn Station, now called Rus.sc-lltown. on out into the foxholes that you nnd 1 might live in a free country because with its meager popu- l a t i o n '.lie Harreda community had very few boys to furnish. e main 1 no o the M. P. Rml- Lo« Proi.nos, on the other hand, road and on the main .state and by reason of Its larger population, furnished fedoral h i u h w u y running through furnished much more cannon the county. Six miles east of lodder. Russe town, on another con- Both communities crete' road, State Highway No. Plenty of food at good prices to ?00 running to Port Isabel, is back the boys at the front, though ino, lunninf? to * · ^ ^. esnos did ,, ne better j o b th From Wn ihe s^nd^rTof loca- o, t h e two. Dig out and re-read tion or geoRi-ahy, Ri/ssclltown has that .statement of Senator Cap- the big' advantage round over Los lands, I would say, fertility. The lands Fresnos were settled printed in the Congressional Record some two or three years ago. Hope to find and inclos* Former OWI Man Tells Of Rumor Scotching In China WASHINGTON--(NEA)--Instead of listening to Washington bureaucrats tell about their big plans, congressional committees which hold in their laps the fate of the State Departments "Voice of America" program should call in some of the people who have been working on this tiling overseas. For instance, John C. Caldwell flew in from China the other dny. On arrival he learned that when the House had chopped off the 31 million appropriation for Assistant Secretary William Ben ton's Information and Cultural Relations program, 3U-' Caldwell has been In charge of all information work in China for nearly a year. His father and grandfather were Chinese missionaries. Hu was born in Fuchow. During tho war he WHS an OWI man, assigned to the China const regions to help prepare for the U. S. invasion that the atomic bomb mad« im' Most'criticism of the U. S. information program has been aimed at the short wave broadcasting'. Dollarwise, these broadcasts account for about a third of the $31 million requested appropriation. In many ways it's the least important. What doesn't seem to have registered is that by killing the whole amount, the House is abolishing the more Important two-thirds, This is the direct, personal contact work by Americans in foreign noun tries. RftRchiiiff The Liltrratft Population When the new U. S.-Ohina treaty of navigation and commerce was announced last November, there was considerable propaganda to tha effect, that this was more dollar diplomacy and that this country was seftlcinjf to dominate the Chinese. That had to be Btraightenud out. Humors that U. S. troops had pulled out of Japan and that the Russians had taken over had to bo proved wrong. ·ttnsults of a poll indicating t.hu Chinese believed the U. S. had 08,000 troops in China, when the number was only 12,000, made necessary the "circulation of corrective information. Media through which U. S. information officers have to work in China are limited. There are around 600 daily papers with a total circulation under four million; 70 weeklies and monthlies have another couple million. Nevertheless, when these publications with their estimated 30 million readers have been covered, moat of th« influential, literal* population ha* b»en Contest of the State Department's "Wireless Bulletin"-5000 words of Washington and world information sent out in Morse code every day to all U. S. embassies and consulates--is edited, translated and sent to Chinese publications and radio stations. Crawford's staff has also been sending to a select mailing list of 12,000 Influential Chinese a weekly news letter. This is a digest of from five to eight articles on topics of the. day in America. Hunger for information about the U. S. exists all over China. Many of the features in the news letter are reprinted. Cost Of Telling: Tho Story Information officers in China also operate U libraries. They county clerk, sent you a certified copy of order of the Commissioners' Court, which 1 prepared and the passing of which I initiated, which was passed unanimously by the Court in session at which all members were present. This order would compromise the family -size farm as of the signing of the treaty which, ns I understand, was Oct. 16. 1945. I did not have my fingers crossed in doing this but did it very deliberately a.s a compromise be- cau.se t h e big owners and m a n y others have, in my opinion, by ing from the labors of these pioneers. 1 hope t h n t you can m om« way. shape, form or lashion. w i t h o u t jeopardizinR the KenenU reclamation law, put over tha compromise ns was done in Colorado and Nevada, and that we. may Ret t h i s project. Thanking you for due consideration, I am yours mm. O.scnr C. Dancy County Judge Yesteryears In The Valley FIFTY YEARS AGO Jur.e 3, 1897--A large consignment of ]ort, sherry Madeira and Tokay wines was received on t h e last steamer by Cclestin Jay- you. « * * The 1311 s ? Regiment band came over from Matamoros last n;pht and delighted the patrons of Mike Lenhys snloon with some fine music. Tncy also played nt one or two other places. FORTY YKAIifi AGO June 3, 1007--OJmito is still give concerts of American recorded music. They arrange for the Abraham Lincoln, Toddy Boose- translation or U. S. books. Thev prepare pamphlets on such velt, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry, subjects as U. S. foreign policy. They are showing over 100 du- Truman, Senator Capper nor Se- ·cumen'tary films on such things as dentistry, farming and m a n u - facturing methods to audiences of over a million and a half people a month. Best estimates put the number of radio sets in China nt 700,000. Some are short wave but most arc medium wave receivers. Voice of America broadcasts from San Francisco, relayed by Hawaii, come, in fairly well. But 10 of China's radio stations pick up "the Voice" short-wave broadcasts, live, and relay them to their listeners by medium wave. If tho Voice is killed by Congress, that medium of expression to China is lost. The Impact of nil this m a t e r i a l on China may be p a r t i c u l a r l y important ut this time, .says. Cn Id well. China now has a constitution, though i.t operates prully much on paper n i u l only at top levels. Democracy hasn't seeped to the lower lovrls. Consequently, articles broadcast, or films n-voaling operation ol the American county, school dictricLs, the sheriffs office and such everyday things are having their influence in shaping demo era tic thoughts. Cost of running this show is around $60,000 a month. Considering the importance of U. S.-Chinn. relations and t h n t thf. Russians, British and French have bigger s i n f f s pouring their information into China through subsidized news agencies, free of charge, the question ia whether it's worth that much to get th« American «tory told tn the Ohinrw people. reason of their large acreage, fo US y .shippins truck, chiefly celery, o k r n , tomatoes and popper. The ?,0th there were 134 crates of vonrtables shipped. Tomatoes nrc n e t t i n g $1 per cruto. Dr. J. B. Foster sold $100 worth of pepper off of 6 rows of pepper bushes, only 100 yards in length. the underhold on the little, owners and unless they come across they cnn defeat any reclamation project in the Valley. My heart and soul is for the fnmilv-sixe farm nnd neither Geraund Follnir.. one of the cretary Krug were, are, or could oldest and best-known citizens of be, :uiy stronger for the f a m i l y - Matamoros, died in his home 6ixc farm than t h e country coun- Saturday nt the advanced t.y judge who writes this letter. But 1 do not wa.nt to leave any excuse--not reason--for the big owners not. to come in. I do not see how they can refuse. N a t u r a l l y I am shot at from both sides. The overwhelming m a j o r i t y of the people down here an* for the family-si/e funn and against the compromise. Thin proposed compromise was MJU- msied by n real honest-to-Kood- ness dirt farmer. Mr. tT. 15. Montgomery of Pharr. His motion was seconded by Mr. Charlip Swallow nnd unanimously carried not only bv th? Mule farmers and others but by representatives of the big farmers present at said meeting. It took folk* * mighty Ions ttm» t.o of 80 ycnrs. The Cnino moron.se. of which Mr. Follnm was ft member, will ob.srrvo three days of mourninc for him. TWENTY -FIVK YEARS AGO .June 3, 1922-- The- first bale of cotton reached Houston today from Rio Hondo nnd sold at, auction for SUiOO, It w:\.s ginned by Mark Dnylo C. Smith Oil Co., oper- nting on 33,000 acres 25 miles west of McAlk-n, is setting eight- inch casing in its Duskan No. 1 well t.oaay, preparatory to brinKinp in an oil well .v, 1750 feet. Excellent gas and oil showings have been seen on the ditch pnxt, frw

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