The Brownsville Herald from Brownsville, Texas on June 8, 1947 · Page 6
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The Brownsville Herald from Brownsville, Texas · Page 6

Brownsville, Texas
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Sunday, June 8, 1947
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THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD Bnnday, Jane S, 1MT Oil Dealers Attend Meet Prizrs wore ..warded rlmlm of (he Miifpnolln PMroIrum C.'onipnnv at a merlin* hold hist wc«k it hf l i a r l l n R c n M u n i c i p a l Golf Cour.sp with 11)0 Vallrv rcprr.rnfn lives In nltemlnnrc. Loft to right nbovr are, C. B. K U p n t r i c k , San Antonio, district By Red Moofes),., mnnacrr. Pedro Olivaros, Uio Grande City, Vullcy dealer longea with »^ company,^ ^ °w P Sm?uT Manuel, Paul Harris, McAllen James W. Smith, Donna, a Dealer for one week and H, R · BJjtw Valley manner for the company. (Herald Photo tttfvyftf Government io Labor Centers rfJ^K l l ^^**^ Close rarm Over Valley n A Y M O N D V I L I . E . J u n e 7 --The k'-en pcircd axe of the economy- niincK-r!. Rcpubhrnn-controllod con- was felt in the Lower Rio GrrmcU- Valley during the past v nek when announcement on me t h a t r-lx f n r m labor centers In this area would he liquidated. The order becomes e f f e c t i v e Dec. P.V 1947 and will discontinue f a r m Inbc-r hoiiR'ntr facilities fit. Rny- mnnrlvtlle, Robstown, Slntnn, Hnr- Imcren. Weslnco and MeAllen. The Raymondvillc center, one ·of the largest, find most modern of Its type In thh nren. wns constructed nnd furr.rshed in 1940 at an estimated cost of $300,000. During t h e height of the cotton harvest- in? season as many as 1.400 migrn- tnry workers have been provided with housing accommodations there. Other centers in the Vnlley have provided housing for other thousands of workers. Albert McKay Jr.. manager or the Raymondvllle center, said he had been informed that House Resolution No. 2102, introduced by Rpp Hope of Kansas, and its companion bill, Senate Bill No. 724, provides t h n t nil farm labor cnn- ters "shall continue to operate un- t'l Dec. 31. and they shall be Mqui- d o t e d within 00 days be.Klunlng J a n . 1." We Wifth for tht RIO GRANDE CANNING CO. A most successful career in their new business, B I S H O P ' S Print Shop -- Brownsville -- Located on the grounds of the ' center here are 50 modern three-,' room cottages rented to families at : n rate of about four dollars p e r ! week, which barely covers cost of , electricity, gas and water utilities, according to McKay. ^ j He pointed out that, the people , who occupy the houses nre willing : to pay more rent nnd their own utilities bills as well, but that his j request for Increased rent had been vetoed by Washington officials twice in the past. The extremely low rental rates have caused the labor center management to be sub- lectcd to considerable criticism, he said, and pointed out that raising the rent on the 50 cottages to eight dollars per week and providing in: dividual meters for gas, water and electricity would make the center | practically self-supporting. Most workers are housed in Valley centers during the peak of the · annually harvest season, which is ; u n u a l l y ' d u r i n g July and August. 1 Liquidation will discontinue ! housing for thousands of agricul- 1 tural workers who migrate from I area to area each year, following ! harvests. There had been some 1 discussion in the Valley of quartering Mexican farm laborers In them · under the new Joint U. S.-Mexlco ! labor^ program. Scout Leaders Plan Joint Meeting Here A Joint meeting will be held Tuesday at 7:45 p.m., at the high school of Boy Scout nnd Cub Scout leaders and unit committee men for a regular "Roundtable" business meeting, local leaders said Saturday. Outstanding on the agenda will be a 30-mlnute instruction period , of duties of committee men, Arnold Dreyer, Valley Scout executive, will lead the instruction. · . Other subjects scheduled will be i reports on the annual Summer en- ' campment now in session near Rio Hondo, and for the Court of Honor j scheduled here soon. i Cub Mothers, Scout leaders, troop committee men, institutional representatives and commissioners are expected to attend. The. meet- ; ing Is open to prospective Scout or Cub lenders. i CORPS TO WESLACO Members of the American Legion Drum and Bugle Corps will meet at the I/egion Hall, 933 Southeast Levee St., at 5 p.m. Monday, They will go to Weslaco to attend a fish-fry sponsored by the Weslaco post, Building Permits T o t a l $15,125 Value During Week Fifteen building permits were Issued during the past week by City Engineer F. L. Rockwell's office for construction with » toUl value of $15,125. Two permits for new homes costing SC.OOO each, were issued to the Brownsville Homestead Corporation. ' T h e y ' a r e to be constructed in Belvedere Gardens by Oarl Cunningham, local contractor. Permits for conwtruotion of private garages were issued to Juan do la Rosa, $250 f Pedro L. Hermoea, $350; J. Bert?:, $200; and to Jose 'Gomez for construction costing $150. - M . Those who received permits for repair to residences, with amount of construction cost, include. Gertrude G. Garcia, $100; Martin Navarro, $100; Naoar Garza, $100; Josefa San Romar, $250. For a $300 addition to residence, R permit was issued to Genaro Pen a, and for repair and addition to commercial garage' for $225 for Jose TJ. Hermosa. Edelsfcein's furniture company received a permit for a $200 repair and addition to a commercial building. Francisco Abundes received a permit to construct a $400' store room, and Mrs. Gudelia V. Masa to make addition to a driveway, $20. The Rio Grande Canning Co. Is assured of efficient MECHANICAL OPERATION through the installation of TRANSMISSION EQUIPMENT furnished by GILBERT BEARING SERVICE Drives - V-Belts - Shires - Sprockets - Chains - tiearings ? l l f K. 1 4 t h Phono 1342 Congratulation* . . tr» t h e Rio Grande Canning Co. WE ARE GLAD TO SERVE YOU WELLS VALLEY INSURANCE AGENCY 1025 E. Washington Phone 416 Best Wishes to . . . RIO GRANDE CANNING CO. We are proud of the industrial supplies and transmission equipment \ve installed in your plant. TOWERY EQUIPMENT CO, Pumps -- Power Units -- Belting 515 3D. State H3 f , WESLACO Phone 158-J BEST WISHES . To the RIO GRANDE CANNING CO. We are happy to have been of service in the building of this newest and most modern canning plant in the Valley! 1350 E. 7th Phone 240 Welcome... to the management and Personnel of the RIO GRANDE CANNING CO You will find our Cafe a convenient location for lunches and other meals. "MEXICAN FOODS OUR SPECIALTY" 1348 E, 7th St. Brownsville Rio Grande Canning Co. Brownsville's Newest and Most Modern Canning Plant Corner 6th and Ringgold Sts, Will Begin Monday, June 8, 1947 Now Paying Per Ton OMAT RIO GRANDE CANNING CO. N, B. HEXAMER, Mgr. Phone 1947 Congratulations . . * RIO GRANDE T H E O P E N I N G O F Y O U R P L A N T Your Modern Lighting Equipment And / Electrical Installations By, P R E C I S E ELECTRIC CO. Astute the utmost in Efficient Operations A Modern Plant Employing Modern Methods Built of WE WISH ALL SUCCESS CANNING CO. Built, of Course, with CONCRETE from CONCRETE CO. \V. B. FINLEY, Mfff. 3131 E. 14th Phone 1853

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