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Brownsville, Texas
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Thursday, September 26, 1929
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Old Fashioned Kings Modernized by Traub. Genuine Orange Blossom. Ask us about this work. THE VALLEY FIRST-MUST IN THE V.ALLEY-LEASE.D WIRE SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED FRESS--(/P) MACHINERY OVERHAULED For GIn« -- Power Plants -- I Plants-- Mines-- Contractor!, cte. Alamo Iron Works Brorrturillo -- Corpn* Chriitl S»n Antonio -- Bonitoi .THIRTY-EIGHTH YEAR--No. 86 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1929 FOURTEEN PAGES TODAY 5c A COPY ¥ALLEY SAID TURNING TOWARD CUBA * * * * * * * - * * * ; * * Wealthy Chicago Man SluggedFatall^ *---- --* -^ T ToHNTSETlw^^ CHURCH AS TIME GOES ON the canning Industry will play an increasingly Important part in the economic position of the Valley. More and more fruit and vegetables for which there is no profitable market in the natural state will go into cans and bottles ar.d be shipped over the country for consumption durir-.g the "off-season." . ! A canning plant means an m-| creased pay roll in the town where it is located and more prosperous farmers In thn surrounding territory. · · · Everybody benefits. Realizing this to be true, a group of Brownsville men have secured services of an expert in that line and have secured subscriptions for more than one-fifth of the iota; sum--520,000--to be raised. It is a step in the right direction and one which likely will net very handsome returns to the investors. Canning factories in the Valley in the past, where properly managed, have made some money. Several factors will contribute to greater profits in the future. H H Banker is circulating a subscription list. He hopes to complete his financing in a few days. * » » THE BROWNSVILLE American LIQUOR BY COPS Manufacturer Discovered In Apartment Unconscious; Dress Stained By Blood CHICAGO, Sept. 26.-- (flP) -- Charles M. Keckley, 62, well to do manufacturer, was found unconscious and probably fatally injured today in the south side apartment of Mrs. Florence Jacobs, 35. His skull- had' been I fractured by a heavy blow) CADET KILLED AS PLANE AT KELLY FIELD CRACKS UP Propeller Mangles Montana Student Aviator As He Attempts to Jump .With Parachutf · When Ship Goes Into Spin 2 MEN KILLED behind the ear. woman, dazed with liquor and her dress stained by blood, was taken into custody. An anonymous telephone report of a "shooting" brought police to On the upper rear porch Legion Drum and Bugle Corps is I the iplace. On the upper rear porcn zotaE to the national convention at they found a pool of b ood and a Louisville, Ky., leaving here Friday small knlfe^ Th^ = d = 1 admitted them. Keckley was lying SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 26,--(jT)--Clark M. Whitcomb, 24, Kelly Field army cadet, met death today when an attempt to jump from his falling plane proved futile. His body was mangled by the propeller. The accident occurred 10 miles northwest of Kelly Field. Whitcomb had previously flown observation planes, but today he took ·Wup a pursuit plane for the first time. Whiio doing acrobatics at an altitude of 2,000 feet, he put the plane into a spin. Upside down, the plane shot to-the ground. At a low altitude, Whitcomb attempted to escape by a parachute jump, but was caught by the propeller. Whitcomb is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Whitcomb,.of Heltva. Mont. Bight. All dolled up' in their bright red. ·while and blue uniforms, the 32 members hope to attract attention which will rebound to their credit a*0. to the benefit of Brownsville in Hfrvadverttslns sense. · r Likely they will lead the Texas delegation in the parade and there is-hope of walking away with some of the prize money being offered. Brownsville will be watching them and will be proud..with .then: of any honors won. ' THE FORT WORTH AEROCADE Is come and gone; the international Mexico City to Kansas City air derby has passed on--with the exception of Col. Fernando Proal-and the Mexican Aviation Co. officials can breath a sigh of relief. That company from last Sunday inorning to Thursday was coa- stanty seeking some lost flier. First it was the Texas company plane, then Col. Fierro and then Col. Proal. No word of complaint from the company, but it was a service for which they should receive thanks of both Americans and Mexicans. EXPRESSIONS of praise for the Greater Valley edition continue to reach The Herald. Here are u couple in the general tone: "I wish to congratulate The Her- Bid on the special Sunday edition. The resources of the Valley were portrayed in an exhaustive and interesting manner. The publication of that number gives valuable publicity to the Valley that could not be obtained in any other way. "In reviewing this number it reflects stupendous development in | the Valley that, when considered as | a whole, is a surprise even to those j of us who are here taking part That one was written by C. H. Swallow, pioneer developer of the Valley, who now is launching a huge project south of his home. Alamo. * · · Whit Rogers, secretary of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, also liked the edition and says so: "I have just finished looking ovcr the special edition of The Brownsville Herald, and I want to congratulate you on the splendid paper you have put out. It is surely a credit to the entire Valley that ;,uch a naper can be gotten out by any of its TMod cities. I believe it will do Brownsville and the Valley a great amount of good, and for my part, I am grateful for the effort that has been put forth on it by your organization." . ,, , These men have caugtit the vision of what The Herald was attempting in publication of that edition--to issue a piece o£ literature which would be authentic in information to the stranger and inspir- inc to the people who are living in wonderful section and who are jing to accomplish the wonder- things which are being accom- on a couch. "I cut my finger," she replied FANS ASKED TO PROVIDE EAGLES CARS Automobiles are needed to take Brownsville high school football players to the Harlingen game Friday afternoon. Anyone with extra space In their car willing to aid the Eagles should get in touch with Ernesto Duarte or Bob Goodrich at the high school. dully, when asked to explain the ! blood. She said Keckley had been : a frequent caller, and this was confirmed by the man's son, O. C. Keckley, head of the manufacturing concern which bears his name. Police also arrested Leo Langolis, who said he had roomed In the apartment four years. He said he had been awakened by the sound of an argument. Mrs. Frank Ahr Dies After Long Illness Mrs. Frank Ahr, 36, died at Mercy hospital at 6 a. m. Thursday. She had been ill for the past three months, and on Tuesday underwent an operation from which she did not rally, due to heart weakness. No funeral services are to be held here, but a short prayer service will be held at the Sacred Heart church, of which she was a member at 8 p. m. Thursday. The body will be taken to San Antonio, her former homeland the funeral will take place there Friday afternon. Besides her husband, the deceased leaves six children, Russell, Hazel, Tommie, Chester, Betty Etta and James. She Is also survived by one sister, Miss Effie Callahan, living here and several brothers and ulsters in San Antonio, where her mother, Mrs. John Callahan, also resides. She was born in San Antonio June 13, 1893. The family moved to Brownsville about two years ago. 'piished, Doctor Says Peacox 'Should Be Spanked' ·WHITE PLAINS, N. Y.. Sept. 2G, _fn)_One doctor referred today to Earl Peacox, charged with the mur- ripr of his wife, as "an average man," 'and another said a woud have done him Trial Postponed Of Two Doctors The trials of Drs. G. S. Bremont and Pedro M. Hernandez in connection with an alleged illegal operation have been postponed due to the Jact that a special venire has i,o be summoned. It .is probable that they -will be tried Monday in the criminal district court. Brookhart Charges Farm Board Head WASHINGTON, Sept. 26.--(£)-- Senator Brookhart. republican, Iowa, read before the senate agriculture committee today what he said was testimony in the Sapiro- Ford libel suit in which a witness accused Thomas C. Stone, now vice chairman of the federal farm board, of selling his warehouse, purchased for $165,000 in 1916, to the Burley Tobacco Growers' association, of which he was president, for $225,000 in 1921. CITY MAY GET CANNMPLANT $5,000 . Obtained. Jn Stock Drive; Enterprise Would Be Profitable With-more than one-fifth of the necessary money raised and two sites available, it appeared Thursday a modern canning plant would be erected in Brownsville in time to make use of surplus fruits and vegetables during the coming sea- S °H H. Banker, seeking stock subscriptions, reported $5,000 of the S20000 already in sight and work just started. James and rijklnson had offered to provide a site for the plant on the Southern Pacific tracks near the Fidelity Bonded warehouse and accept payment in stock. Another site was availab.e near the Texsun packing plan,. Oswalt to Operate C V Oswalt, formerly operator of the'canning plant at Olmlto. who is highly recommended by manufacturers of canning plant -lacnln- ery and also by manufacturers of cans has been secured to operate the plant. Oswalt has had several years' experience ,'ith Valley products and has been highly successful in his canning. Grapefruit will be canned as will several vegetables, the leaders probably being tomatoes, beans, turnip greens and spinach. It Is planned later to bottle grapefruit juice, an industry whl.1 is gaining a firm foothold in both Florida and California. Increased Payroll "A canning plant in Bn.-.-nsviUe will mean increa- payroll for the city and more r-'osperous farmers in the territory," Banker said. "While we expect to ke money for the stockholders, we also expect to be able to materially add to the prosperity of Brwnsville and the surrounding ter.itory." "A reduction in freight rates to a large area in the United States Ex-Ball Star Guilty Of Murdering Woman HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 26.--(/?} --Samuel (Red) Crane, one-time "big league ball player, today faced ten to twenty years in jail for slaying a girl for whom he sacrificed his diamond career. He was convicted last night of murder in the second degree by a jury for shooting to - death Miss Delia Lyter In a hotel room when he found her in the company of John D. Oren, brick salesman, who had supplanted him in the girl's affections. Youth Convicted In Arizona Man's Death PHOENIX, Ariz., Sept. 26--m-- Richard Nash Burrows, 19-year-old Chicago youth,-today was convicted of first degree murder by the jury in his trial for the slaying of Jack Martin, Mesa, Ariz., salesman, who had given the youth an automobile "lift" last April. The jury,,bringing In its verdict set execution by hanging as the penalty. STRIKESAUTO Locomotive Pulling Caboose Hits Car At Crossing In Gainesville GAINESVILLE, Tex., Sept. 26 -(^)_-W. Y. McConnel, 67, and A. L. Davis, 70, were killed instantly at the South Grande avenue Missouri- Kansas-Texas railroad crossing here today when a locomotive pulling only a caboose struck McConnell's automobile and hurled it down the right of way for about 100 feet. Davis was thrown from the car and sustained a broken neck. McConnell was crushed beneaih his automobile. Both men were married and fathers of children. Davis had been operatin ga transfer wagon here for a number of years. McConnell operated a children's rescue home, a filling station and a farm five miles north of Gainesville. It was believed the driver of the vehicle did not hear the engine approaching because of the speed at which the automobile was traveling. Lindy Will Explore Ancient City Ruins WASHINGTON, Sept. 26.--£)-- I Charles A. Lindbergh will undertake a scientific exploration of good.. The doctors were alienists called by the state to counteract defense expert testimony that the defend- an had a psychopathic personality and had killed his wife, during an emotional storm. Your Working- Days --Valley. .Trust .Cto.-adv. Catch Negro In Firm Closed For Funeral (Special to The Herald) LA FERIA, Sept. 25.--A negro boy was caught in the L. R. Franklin store here Wednesday afternoon by employes returning to the establishment preparatory to opening up. The store was closed during the funeral of Beecher A. Hawk, and the boy entered during that time. He had stolen about $5 in cash from the cash register. Man On Trial For Attempt to Murder The trial of Jose Mlrales, charged with attempt to murder Valentin Leal, got under way in the criminal district court Thursday morning. Mlrales is alleged to have shot at Leal four times, one 'bullet taking effect. The shooting took place, in East 'Brownsville May 19, it was testified. · , / , . , . The testimony was. about -half through, at noon.. durasj British Honduras and the Mexican provinces of Yucatan and Quintana Roo in the immediate future. He will be accompanied by Dr. Oliver Ricketson, authority on Maya archeology and a member of the staff of the Carnegie Institution and will establish his base at Belize, British Honduras. CLOUDY SKIES AND HIGH WIND ALARMHAVANA Meterblogist* WatcK Barometer Closely;, All Communication: With' Bahamas Cut i' HAVANA, Sept. 26.--^5; Local weather condition^ took a sudden change abouti noon today, and there was some fear the tropical storm] had swung around and wasf- headed this way. Clear skies, moderate northwest winds and sunshine gave way to rapidly clouding skies, almost .imperceptable swerving of 14 miles per Sour winds to a southwesterly direction and a storm cloud obscured sun. Fear was manifested in. some meteorological circles that the Bahaman storm last night curved and missed the Florida east coast and I again recurved, heading into the I Forida straits between Florida and ; Cuba ottering some danger to this island. COMMUNICATION TO ' BAHAMAS IS CUT NEW YORK, Sept. 26.--(#)--The Western Union announced at 2:30 p. m. today communications with, the Bahamas had been cut due to the hurricane. Associated Press Photo John CoolidEC, son of the former president, and his bride, who was Florence Trumbull, daughter ol Connecticut's governor, are shown as they were leaving the little church at Plainville, Conn., where they · - · · -were married. (By telephoto from New York!. La Feria Farmer Is Buried Wednesday LA FERIA, Sept. 25.--Beecher A. Hawk, 58, prominent La Feria farmer, was buried here at 3:30 p. m. Wednesday, following his death Tuesday evening. The deceased was a native of Illinois, .but had been a resident of this community for nine years and a'leader in all progressive movements. He is survived by his widow and two sons. Lloyd Hawk, 30, and Neal Hawk, 18. The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. E. Stack, pastor of the Baptist church. All business houses in La Fena were closed during the funeral. Sharkey Outweighs Loughran Slightly NEW YORK, Sept. 26.--CP)--Jack Sharkey, Boston heavyweight, .will have less than ten pounds advantage over Tommy Loughran, former light-heavyweight champion, in their fifteen round bout at the Yankee' Stadium tonight. Sharkey scaled 196 pounds at the weighing ceremonies in the. stadium today, Loughran 186 1-2. Borah Says Hoover Must Back Measure WASHINGTON, Sept, 26.--£")-- Senator Borah, republican, Idaho, said in the senate today that -President Hoover, having thrown his Influence behind the flexible principle in the pending tariff discussions, must "go through to the end and assume the responsibility" for other parts of the measure. TANK DIVE FATAL TO CARNIVAL GIRL to operate at a profit," said J. P. BInton, traffic manager of the Brownsville " imber of Commerce. | New ! ^w Ra'.:~ Tariffs carrying the lower rates, which are a reduction about 18 per cent, are new being published and should be out' 3n. Some examples of the 'ate reductions being c" lined were given by Blanton. The old rate ti Chicago was $1; the new rate will be 88 and a hr.lf cents. To Council Bluffs the rate is -educed from 95 and a half cent to 77 cents. The Waterloo, Iowa, rate is reduced from $1 to 8' and a half cents. Teachers Asked To Make Reservations Teachers intending to attend the first meeting of the Cameron County Teachers' association at San Benito October 4 should make reservations .with Miss Rachel Cooper, it was stated *y Mrs. W. R. Jones, county superintendent, Thursday. Miss Cooper can be reached through the school- system at San Benito. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p. m. at the Sobre las Olas cafe. The chief theme o fthe session will be a school beautification program sponsored-by Mrs. Jones; Qualified speakers-on the subject are being secured, for-the program, Mrs.. Jonps states._ . : : . ABILENE, Tex,, Sept. 26.--i. . Betty Jean Bradley, 22, connected with a carnival company operating at the West Texas Exposition here, was injured fatally last night when she dived into a water snow tank. She died today. The body was Id here pending word from Elgin, ifi., where her mother, Mrs. Sam Smith, resides. MANIFESTO STIRS CHINA SHANGHAI, Sept. 26.--(ffj--A stlf was caused in political circles today with the distribution of a manifesto attacking the nationalist government and President Chaing Kai-Shek to the foreign and Chinese press. Ask Explanation of Cotton Report Error WASHINGTON, Sept. 26.--(IP)--A resolution to reo.uest the census bureau to tell the senate how an error in its cotton report of September 23 occurred and what steps had been taken to prevent a recurrence was introduced today by Senator Heflin, democrat, Alabama, but action was deferred. 4 Die As Result of Fire Aboard Ship MEXICO CITY, Sept. 25.--(IP)-Four persons were dead of burns here today and ten probably fatally burned as the result of a fire which destroyed a small ship anchored off the suburb of Rlera. The fire started last night when 14 persons were aboard the boat, being caused by an overturned lamp. Thirteen passengers, jumped into the water and were picked up by a launch, but'the fourteenth, a small child, was burned with the ship. Eldest Son of Grant Dies While Asleep SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 26.--W Ulysses -S. Grant, Jr., eldest son of the late General trusses S. Grant, died last night at Sandberg Lodge, 70 miles north of Los Angeles, said a message received liere today by his son-in-law, Edmund C. King. No details were contained in the message, other than that Mr. Grant had died while asleep, probably a victim of a heart attack. ORNAMENTAL WADING POOL FOR CITY PARK PROPOSED Proposal of the Brownsville Rotary club to construct an elabcrate ornamental rading pool in t'- -· city park will be put before the membership-of t-iat club at the meeting next Wednesday for final approval, William S. West, president announced at the meeting this week. · The pool would be aproxunn-.'-y 50 by 100 feet ;,nd would be given to-'tne-'clty .with the. understanding that it would be maintained. Charles Burton, originator of the idea, -.siM...Ben-:Proctor.. and -W,. Q. Washington were preparin^ definite figures to present to the club. The pool.will be equipped with a sprinkling system in the' center, providing an opportunity for the children to i'-^y in the gpray and would' range from, the eight to 14 Inches in deuih.. "The .city will riid $1,000 to the Rotary' fund and enable tic club to erect a. really splendid pool, 1 Commissioner T-urt Hinkley said after;the plan had been presented. Burton announced the club has cash .on hand for construction of VALLEY SUIT NAMES BOBBITT Seek Injunction Against Approval of Hidalgo County Bond Issue AUSTIN, Sept. 26.--One hour after he qualified as attorney general. R L. Bobbitt Wednesday was made official defendant to a suit by A. E. Martin, Hidalgo county, in 53rd j district court, seeking to enjoin him for approving a $3,500,000 bond issue of Hidalgo county water control and. improvement riisirict No. 9-, voted September 7. The American Rio Grande Land and Imprcvcmer!, company, of which Harry L. Seay, Dallas, was stated to be president, was named as a joint defendant, and the suit asked cancellation of the bond issue it claimed v/as illegal, rnd for forfeiture of charter and water permits of the company, and condemnation of its system as "public and private nuisance." No Action Taken No action was taken by the court ori the · injunction plea. The case later will be set for hearing. Numerous grounds were alleged for the attack upo:'. the bond election. The suit charged the formation of the district was "A travesty upon justice," 3.nd made through misrepresentation to the votei:. '" It made personal charges against tv,-o directors of the district, also asserted that large numbers of Mexicans not citizens were voted In the ' election, that · the election carry by a i-equired two- thirds vote, and, · that it was in excess of the tax limit. 'WalcrlogRCd' It asserted the company over 12 years had operated a system by wasteful methods and had "waterlogged" and ruined 15,000 acres of land. · It asserted the report of Henricl-Lowery Engineering- company. Recently made, said the company's-system to be taken over by the district "had no value," and ,hat this information was withheld from the voters. Protest of the Hidalgo county good government league to the bond issue, recently telegraphed to Governor Moody was to be referred by him' he said to the new attorney general for investigation. New Packing Plant Being Built Here A modern citrus packing plant to cost approximately $15,000 has been started on. Fourteenth street near the railway siding for Wade and Newton, this firm planning to enlarge operations in Brownsville territory. ,- · The. small packing plant on Fronton streeFwill be abandoned. The new plant is being built by the Valley Box and Crate Co. of San Benito. Modern machinery for packing oranges and grapefruit already has arrived and is awaiting .installation . · The: builders hope to have the plant ready for Oct. 10. . .- EXCHANGE GETS ¥ * ·£ EQUIPMENT FOR B R O A D C A S T I N G Installation of apparatus for use in chain broadcasts was begun at the local telephone exchange Thursday by a Western Electric crew. In chain hook-ups, long distance telephone lines arc used to connect the stations. Special equipment is required for this work. This installation is being done on the possibility that KWWG will be used in national hook-ups in the future. MOODY NAMES 2 Dallas and Marshall Men Get Fish, Game And Oyster Posts AUSTIN, Sept. 26.--(/P)--M. L. Buckner of Dallas, and J..H. T. Bibb of Marshall were appointed to the state fish, game and oyster commission by Governor Moody today. . There arc five members of the new commission created by the legislature last January. Others appointed were former Senator A. E. Wood of Austin; Caesar Kleberg of Kingsville, and Gus F. Schreiner of Kerrville. The law provides for six members. Senator Wood was given a six year term and is slated to be chairman. Two members will serve until September 1, 1935, two until September 1, 1933, and two until September 1, 1931. The commission will replace the game, fish and oyster commissioner's office. The law provides for appointment of an executive secretary, whose duties will be · almost identical with those 'of the commission. REPORT STORM MOVES TO SOUTH OF MIAMI NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 26.--£=)-- The Tropical Radio here at 11:30 a. m. received the following message from the U. S. weather bureau at Miami: "Indications are that the storm center is moving to south of Miami. Winds have been steadily N. E. for more than an hour. If storm moves west from south of Miami it will pass directly over or slightly south of Miami, giving in either case a maximum intensity of storm. "Miami barometer 19.81 steady. There has been no appreciable change la barometer in Miami for nearly 24 hours." Kentucky Officials May Be Impeached FRANKFORT, Ky., Sept. 26.-The Franklin county grand Jury in its final report today recommended that the 1930 general assembly institute impeachment proceedings ag?-iist state highway commissioners and State Engineer J, S. Wat- Tlie jury did not specify which of the commissioners should in its opinion, be impeached, but the report criticised severely the alleged conduct of Con Craig, Paducah; W. S. Hanna. Shelbyville, present commissioners, and E. S. Helburn, who resigned recently to become commissioner of internal revenue for Kentucky. ___^_ Fugitive To Fight Return to Temple TEMPLE, Tex., Sept. 26.--(IP}--A. B Crouch, who, because he was one of the "big" people of this town was able, the state claims, to swinale local banks out of $150,000, has been found afte r!6 years of search, but docs not intend to return to Temple for trial without a struggle. In a telegram received here last night U S. Senator Tom Connally, at Washington, said the arrest of Crouch in Helesville. New Zealand, had been confirmed by the state department, but that Crouch, identified by Sheriff John R. Bigliam of Bell county, denied he was the fu- fugitlve sought and retained highly paid" lawyers to resist extradition attempts. Crouch, operator of a thriving grain business here, was superintendent of a Sunday school. Sister of Charles Burton Is Dea'd Charles Burton, manager of the Model Laundry', left .Brownsville early today for San Antonio to be with his vjother, Mrs. J. R. Burton, following death of a daughter 'and sister,- Mrs. E. M. Flynn in Toronto, Canada. Mrs. Burton was prostrated by the news.of her daughter's death, which was entirely unexpected. Mrs. Flynn was a sister'of the late Mrs. W. H. Putesnat and had visited In Brownsville. Another sister Mrs C.-D. Collett. who lives in San Antonio, was with her. at the time of her death. - - - -. · Mrs. Flynn will be buried'in'New York. . ' . PTHE WEATHER For Brownsville and the Valley r Fair tonight and Friday; not mucri change in temperature. For East Texas: Generally fair tonight and Friday. Light variable winds on the coast. RIVER FORECAST The river will continue to fall slowly practically all along during the next few days. . Flood Present 24-Hr. 24-Hr. Stage Stags Cns. Kaln - - 40.1 .00 0.0 -00 -0.7 .00 -0.2. .00 Eagle Pass . Laredo Rio Grande Mission' San Benito Brownsville 2.9 -0.4 7.0 9.9 15.0 11.0 -1,8 -0.4 .00 .00 TIDE TABLE High and low tide at Point Isabel tomorrow, under normal meteorological conditions: ' MISCELLANEOUS DATA Sunset today ................. 6:23 Sunrise tomorrow . .6:21

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