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PAGE 2 THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD. BROWNSVILLE TEX., SUNDAY, JAN. 16, 1949 New Round Seen In County Feud A new round in the feud between flherlff Boynton Fleming and the county comml«i»ioncm court in in prowpect after the court voted unanimously to approve the *aJarIe* of Fleming'* itaff for January and February only. The commliytloncrH acted Friday on Fleming'* application to the commlaHionera court to appoint a*.ilHtanc«, mibmlttcd Jan. 1. The county fathers gave Deputy Sheriff Etequiel Cavazon a pay ral«c from $1*0 to $226 monthly. Further action on the sheriff* appli* cation "In to be subject to the further order* of thi* court," the ord- ·r *aid. H»p« Sheriff ' County Judge O*car C, Dancy followed the rofuinl to approve the *heriff* payroll pa«t Feb. 28 with a nearlnfly critical letter to Fleming. Dancy told Fleming to ·et a day, or day*, for the public Hearing the flheriff awked of charge* by the court that he has con- i|uctecl hi* office uneconomic-ally «nd failed to cooperate with the eommlflMlonerfl. "If you will coruo In a cooperative mood-- which, by the way, you have not *hown aince you have been In office, you will find that the court and every member will lean over backward* to try to give you cooperation," Dancy wrote to Fleming. Cite* Hidalgo Dancy raised the possibility that Cameron county tax valuations and the tax rate may be rained this year to meet rining coata, and pralaed Hidalgo county Sheriff George Ingram for "doing a good job at apparently about $1,250 per {honth IPHH than you (Fleming) operate on." Dancy «ald Morning's "conduct In trying to bully the commlnslon- tr* court about the *pecial jail cell* I* about the mo*t reprehensible of any conduct of any county official fllnce F have been In office." The court last month grant- ad Fleming'* request that two »n*ane cell* be Installed In the lall after they had been recommended by a federal Jail inspector. " Tell* View* The court refused Fleming'* »tea for the cell* last August on the grounds that the county could rot afford them. Dancy *al1 Friday the county had about $19,000 overdraft when the Hherlff a*ked for the lunacy cells. Dancy repeated charges that Fleming had made "untrue" atatomentn about the suicide of a federal prisoner 1 in a ga* blast In his Jail cell. "Though we (the court) listened to you a week bragging on what a fine sheriff you have been, could you reasonably expect u» to put any confidence in statements that you make?" Dancy asked. "We are largely at your mercy because if we do not furnish you everything you ask for, you can go out and tell the taxpayers that we won't batk you up. And our experience in the last few weeks shows that you are the kind of an official [Who will do exactly that, the judge wrote. There are almost r.OO species of hummingbirds, with the Republic of Ecuador having H8 or them. Funeral For * T. A. Beniteau Set Mondav » SAN BENITO, Jan. 15--Funeral service* for Thomas Alfred Beniteau, 70, who died Friday at Valley Baptist Hoepltal, will be held Monday at 10 a. m. at the Clay-Hall Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Aubrey Short, Baptist, will officiate. Inter- mcnt will be In Mount-Meta cemetery. Beniteau had been a resident of San Benito for 35 year* and wa» owner of the San Benito Rosary Floral Shop. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth and one son, T. A. of San Antonio. Pallbcarera will be Alex Bowie, Lcroy Crawford, Glen Flynn, A. C. Tyser, Jack Ogdee and M. Mullinex, (Continued from Page One) king. The foreign office studying quick removel plans. Semi-official Chinese sources said Foochow, more than 400 miles by air south of Nanking, had been chowen as a temporary capital when Nanking iinould become untenable. Formosa is being saved as an ultimate refuge It the government finds' Itself unable to stay on the mainland, these sources reported. Canton Rejected Antipathy of the residents plus a well-developed Red guerrilla movement were said to have forced abandonment of plans to move to the great southern center of Cantoa. T. V. Soong, governor of Canton's Kwangtung province, was scheduled to confer In Nanking Sunday with his brother-in-law, the generalissimo. Every Indication pointed to Formosa aa the final retreat of Chiang. It was believed that, with the protection of army, navy and air units already being sent there, he hoped to wait for future world events to provide him with the necessary aupport for a comeback. Public clamor for peace at any price was increasing, however, and even in official circles there was a feeling that Communist conditions were not unreasonable in view of the military situation. The Universal reaction was that the Red terms left no room for bargaining. Broadcast by the Red radio last night, they included punishment of war criminals," destruction of "reactionary elements," and abandonment of the constitution. Ton Save on Fin* FooUa When Von Rat At CORRAL DRIVE INN Week'Da? Luncheon 65c and 85c Including Drink · Soup - Dessert Sunday Dinner* -- 11.W All kinds o! sandwich** mill drink*. CJUBII SERVICE Charro ·(Continued from Page One) Charro Days' president, Wayne Lewis, and wife; Mr. and Mrs. Theo Hazt'lwood, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Klncannon, Mr. and Mrs. Orvllle Saucr, Charles Davidson, and Mias Eleanor Hurt. on the trip to Houston but leaving by private plane Saturday morning were: Clifford Day, Betty Bolzle, C. H. Harden Jr., Marvin Brown, H. C. (Lefty) Ap- pletoM, Mo Garcia, and pilots Jack Pitch, and Leslie Ward. Mrs. Clifford Day vacationing in Houston joined her husband, and the party, at tho hotel. Charro Flight Tho boosters, who left by plane, returned late Saturday afternoon j after spending about three hours I in Houston and wrte accompanied by Miss Eleanor Hurt, who could ! not stay with the rest of the party I to attend Carlos Molina's night i performance. 1 While in Houston the Charro j Days group distributed over 1,000 I Charro Days folders to hotel guests. The group found Molina's music good and had pictures taken with the maestro, and members of his band. BUSINESS DIRECTORY TERMITE CONTROL Pull Peat Control Service BUU bJXTIGKMJNATOKii, ING. m iQlixabeth Dial 2-703 - " A C M E - F'LOOKiMU * PAIM CO. Floor Sanding A Reftniihini KxUrlor A Interior Decorating PRICE ESTIMATES l«U K Adami 2-4471 FOR SALE ' Mesquite posts, 7 ft. Charcoal («m. sack) - Charcoal (Ige. sack) - BricM adobe -- 4x6x12 .15 1.50 3.00 . Wood, per cord - Wood, per conl, cut : JESSE DENNETT Dial 40.00 35,00 3.00 4.00 TERMITES CONTROLLED Jim Pumpelly, Mgr. AAA Exterminating Co, Rouch-Ant Fumigation 1 Year Guarantee Dial 2-7SUL! Box 122'i H E A V Y HAULING Winch Truck Service Estimate Long Distance Moving AUSTIN TRANSFER CO. 202 8. E lUth Dial 2-H131 REAL ESTATE LOANS Commercial ResidentiaJ Farms · Ranches No Brokerage No Expense* L. R. Baker - F. U. Healer Reese-WtI Mond Hotel Bldg. Phone No. 400 Harlingen, Texas VALLEY PROMOTION--A shipment of ruby red grapefruit to 157 participants in a -Valley-wide promotion plan of The Herald, Monitor and Star was made this| week from the C. D. Kirk Co., of San Benito. Miss Bertha Chapa, left, checks the shipment handled by R. R. Hunter, floor manager of the Kirk company and beingDe- ceived by H. L. Ramsey, American Railway Express agent in San Benito. Ihe shipment completes the first year of monthly shipments of Valley products to leading , businessmen throughout the nation. (Photo by Purnell.) The Weather WEATHER FORECAST RIO GRAND* VALLEY FORECAST: Generally fair, not quite BO w a r m Sunday. Cloudy *nd colder Sunday night and Monday. Gentle northerly winds Sunday chanting to occasionally fresh Sunday night and Monday. Maximum temperatures Sunday afternoon 70 to 74. Minimum Sunday night 44-48. 34 Low Hour Last Hlith N l B h t A m a r l l l o W '** A t l a n t a «« « Big Springs M 4 ? BROWNSVILLE 82 fifl Chicago 60 -1° Corpus Chriitl 80 fifl Del Rio 71 »3 Denver , , . , , . , . . 36 18 De Molnts 44 32 Detroit 44 31 El Paso 4S 37 Port Worth «» M Houston TM 61 Jacksonville 78 52 Kansas City »3 :ia Memphis W »' Minneapolis 38 31 New Orleans TM flfl New York '» 22 North Platte. Nebr 39 ft Oklahoma City «0 45 Pittsburgh, PR 4? ·'! St. Louis ;-- ** San A n t o n i o T2 ft* Bhreveport «» TM Washington 44 31 34 Hour Rain .13 ,55 .02 F R U I T FROST Tem*-BROWNSVILLE H a r l l n g e n Mission R a y m o n c i v l l l e Rio Grande City Wcslaco Crystal City E n c l M f t l . . . . . . . F f t l f U t T i R S · · · · Larctlo Florida-C l e w l s l o n . . . , M i a m i Melbourne Ocaln Tampa C a l i f o r n i a -B u r b n n k El Centro Indlo Red B l u f f Riverside ·' STATIONS 83 81 60 78 61 64 80 80 78 7fi 77 79 78 57 !S« 60 fi4 flft fl.1 fift f4 «5 5* 84 57 51 58 58 47 65 3'2 40 *j * 26 32 T R I V K R BULLETIN RIO QRANUK R I V K R Flood 7 a.m. 24-hr 34-hr Since Stage Chng Ruin Larrclo 27 3.0 Rio G r a n d e C i t y . . 21 0 2 HidalBO f f 1 ;·» Mercedes 21 4-.» RIVER FORECAST: LUtlc o.O 0 0 c h a n g e r ^jrvd^-nwj i . ij.vv.x. ,.....-..-indicated In the river d u r i n g the next 36 hours. TIDES TOMORROW . . , 3:3ft a.m. 7;06 p.m. 11:15 H , m . Hiih Low Sunset t o d n y 6:01. SimrlMtomorrow 1:N B a r o m e t r i c pressure 20.80 Inches at 8:45 p.m. Hourly Temperatures 8ATURIMY A. M. 13:35 3:25 4:25 ft: 35 a-, as 3; 2ft 4:25 5:35 6:36 7:25 8:25 10-25 FRIDAY P. M. 80, 80 77 76 74 7 2 72 «7 68 9,1 67 ·a 60 13 78 People And Events Mrs. Eloine H, Beaty has returned to Brownsville from Houston where she visited with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Quentin G. Steinmann, and with her new granddaughter, Sara Sue Steinmann, for whom she was godmother. The baby was born Jan. 6. EDOOUCH -- Clyde C. Hand, band director of the Edcouch-Elsa schools, has resigned his duties to become effective Jan. 21. Mr. Hand plans to enter Texas University to do study toward his Masters degree. More than 140 tourists and winter visitors turned out last Wednesday for the regular weekly meeting of the Brownsville Winter Residents Club to which all tourists and winter visitors are invited. Serving as hosts and hostesses for the last meeting were Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Robe and Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Gray. Pan - American Airways Pan American Roundtable will hold its regular monthly program and supper meeting at Landrum's Tuesday at 7;30 p.m. Topic for the evening will be "Cuba." James Martin, assistant manager of the chamber of commerce, will speak. Col. R. L Bacon of Brownsville has applied for the post of Harlingen city manager, Harlingen Mayor Hugh Ramsey said. Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Alfonso Padilla, ! 911 E. Washington have. announced the birth of a girl Thursday at Mercy Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. A. de la Garza of Matamoros have announced the birth of a girl Thursday at Mercy Hospital. A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. M. Smith, 647 E. Washington, Friday at Mercy Hospital. A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. P. Alvarez, 724 Pierce street, Friday at Mercy Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Lee, 21 Warren Ave., have announced the birth of a boy Saturday at Mercy Hospital. Of Valley Water Group $et WESLACO, Jan. 15--Discussion of a proposed Texas water code and election of a new vice president to replace Raymond Smith of San Benito are on the agenda for a Monday meeting of the Valley Water Conservation Association here, President A. L. Cramer said Saturday. Smith has been replaced by Ralph T. Agar as manager of the San Benito water district No. 2 effective Feb. 1, leaving the vice presidency of the association vacant, \ The association will meet at the Valley Chamber of Commerce building at 1:30 p.m. X-Ray (Continued from, Page One) doctors, the state or local health agencies. However, all are cooperating. The Cameron · Willacy Medical Society asked for the survey to be made. The Texas State Health Department will send tXe X-ray machine and the manpower to carry on the survey, under the direction of Dr. F. C. Kuharich. Local Plan* The Public Health Unit, headed by a new director, Dr. C. A. Selby, and the Cameron County Tuberculosis Association, have worked out details for publicity in Cameron County. Local groups in each community are being asked to co operate in working out many de tails daily--contacting businesses and industries to work out schedules for employees, to have X-rays made -- contacting members of clubs, churches, and schools, and publicizing the surveys through local news releases, posters, and handbills. When the X-ray machine arrives in each community all will be done that can be done, Mrs. Dimmick emphasized, to publicize the dates, places, and hours of the survey. From that time on it will depend on the response of each individual whether or not the survey is to be a success, and whether each individual is sufficiently interested in the tuberculosis problem of his community to schedule himself and members of his family 15 years and over, No Politics Slogan Of ~ Holcomb C. H. Holcomb, who will take over as Cameron county tax col- Annexation (Continued from Page One) bring "double taxation" by both icitv and water district. i ' Killing Made ! The Civil Court of Appeals in I San Antonio ruled recently that the city need not sta^d good for water district taxes in areas annexed to the city from the water T. district. report from the by-laws committee lector-assessor when Ralph Agar's resignation becomes effec- nea ded by Prank Davis, The com- tive Feb. 1, brings the promise I m ittec recently approved a series ot a strictly non-political admi- | 0 f amendments drafted by Cham- nistration of his office. County commissioners court unanimously voted Friday to appoint Holcomb to fill Agar's un- expired term after accepting Agar's resignation The term expires Dec. 31, 1950. Holcomb tsaid in a brief acceptance speech he is aware of the responsibilities of the office of assessor-collector and is "not under any obligations to anybody" which might interfere with the fair and impartial conduct of his new duties. A native of Iowa, Holcomb came to the Valley 20 years ago and has been an employe of Agar's office since 1935. He has been chief deputy tax assessor and collector for the past five years. He is the second of eight sons of av school teacher, and taught school himself for two terms before entering Highland Park college at Des Moines, Iowa. Hoi- ber Manager O. M. Longnecker, Jr., to bring the chamber by-laws up to date. If the by-law amendments get the directors' approval, they will be submitted to a vote by the membership of the chamber. Chamber President Ygnacio Garza, Jr., will appoint a nominating committee to name a slate of new chamber directors to be voted on in March. He will also appoint a membership meeting arrangements committee to make plans for the chamber's a n n u a l membership meeting which will close the bal loting for directors. Illegal Guns To Be Given To Garrison comb had varied business experience with an Iowa firm engaged) in real estate, farm loans and insurance both in Iowa and Kansas City, Mo. He served overseas as a captain in the infantry in World War I, after being commissioned at Fort Sheridan, 111., and was an instructor in infantry tactics at army corps schools in France. He returned to Kansas City after two years abroad and was in the real estate business until 1928, when he joined the Port Isabel development company. Holcomb Is a Mason and a Shriner, holding a life membership in Ararat Temple, AAONMS, in Kansas City, in which President Harry S. Truman holds his membership. He is past commander of John Hanson post, No. 43, of the American Legion here, and past chaplain and quartermaster of the Brownsville Veterans of Foreign Wars post. In 1925 Holcomb was married to Ethel King of Kansas City, They have three daughters, Betty Jean, 20, Patricia Anne (Mrs. Lawrence E. Jennings) 18, and Clarice, 16, all born in Brownsville. Holcomb was prominent In Kansas City athletics, and won the Kansas state single* tennis championship in 1921 and the Missouri state singles title in 1922. Agar submitted his resignation as assessor-collector Friday. He will take over as manager of Cameron county water control and improvement district No. 2 in San Benito Feb. 1, replacing Raymond Smith. Agar waa elected county assessor in 1932, and was reelected as assessor-collector in 1934, when the two offices! were combined. Rail Shipments Total 472 Cars Citrus and vegetable shipments by rail from the Lower Rio Grande Valley Friday totaled 4 7 2 , cars. Included were: Grapefruit 107 cars, oranges one, mixed fruit seven, fruit and vegetables one, mixed vegetables 151, beets and carrots one, beets three, broccoli on, cabbage 86, carrots 68, lettuce 44, potatoes one, and tomatoes one car. MATAMOROS, Jan. 15 -- Au guns taken from civilians In the drive against illegal carrying of weapons in Matamoros will bo turned over to local garrison headquarters, city authorities announced Saturday. General Juan N. Cells Campoa, commander of the local garrison said that all gams confiscated \\M11 o° turned over to the Min- Ltry of National Defense am* ihrit mi u.ary personnel i ,\der bin command have been instructed to aid Matamoros Police in Mif drive against illegal gun toters. Help Ymrself Hospital Service MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 15-- *1 --A speeding car smashed into % parked taxicab today. The vehicles hurtled 80 feet and came to rest beside a hospital door. Two men got out of the wreckage and walked in for treatment. 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Elicabeth St. SELL! for quick results place a want ad in the HERALD. DIAL 3-4331 Bollaek (Continued from Page One) Ike Bollaek, one of the cousins, lives in Brownsville. Pallbearers will be Emmett Dodd, Alfred Putegnat, Oscar SchendcJ, Ralph Schmeling, Owen Combe, Pedro Barron, Albert M. Fernando^ and Richard Morris. Hinkley Mortuary is handling arrangements. REDS~BACK UNIOX PARIS, Jan. 15--(/P--Vassily KuznetBOV, Soviet delegate to the World Federation of T r a d e Unions, indicated today Russia will keep the federation alive even if western labor unions pull out. lA/ken tleeded Hinkley Mortuary " Brown* vaie's runermi Home" OLDEST Qi FTO VA1LBV * BURIAL IMIUKAMB COTTON PKIt'ES NEW YORK, Jan. Cotton futures today closed 5 to 45 cents a bale lower. During most of the session the list held slightly higher, but in late dealings was attracted by weakness in grains, fats and oils. Health Official Due In Matamoros MATAMOROS, Jan. 15.--Arri- ival of the assistant Secretary of Mexico's Public Health Department in Matamoros is expected Monday, local officials of the Matamoros Public Health unit announced. Dr. Oscar. Cano Trujillo, head of the local unit said Saturday that Dr. Ignacio Morones P., Mexico Undersecretary of Public Health, will make an inspection tour of northern cities to study problems connected with the battle against venereal disease. HEARING AUTHORITY WILL HOLD CLINIC HERE TUESDAY, JANUARY 18TH Hove Your Hearing Tested Free A bighir froiaed opnesJsaat wfB discuss jo«r bearing P«b- , is* cadet condition ot ?a*f heaitag. Fl»d out wMt loesis-i* any-asd wbot fto do abovt tt- i CASA DE PALMAS HOTEL McAlUn, T*xot - Phonsr. 214 CLINIC OPEN: 9:30 A.M. TO 7 P.M. tear Evea ti ye* are already weanag a fee*xing eid, phone for this asaasing dessosutoattosi test! nothing. He obligation whatevee. Pot ymre«»tog pfob- EwsTip to this authority. Get the feteet -- " Is detog to h«*p IMSIUMM *· the New O N I - U M I T · L I C T f t O M I C M I A R I N C AID Come when yen can. N« ··«§§«ry. e«t». (Continued from Page One) Block, and a younger brother, "Corky," Poinbocuf said, Plain* Arc Made The body will arrive at Weldon Martin funeral home here on Jan. 21 via Fort Worth from its original grave on Iwo Jima. ' Poinboeuf is seeking an artillery caisson on which .Block's bier may be borne to the cemetery. He has also issued invitations to various state and national figures, requesting them to be present for the funeral. Send Regrets C. H. Childress, commander of the Texas department of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Mrs, Oveta Gulp Hobby, former commander-in-chirf of the WAG, have expressed regret at being unable to attend due to prior commitments. Perry Brown of Beaumont, national commander of the American Legion, is on tour, Poin- boeuf said, but his Beaumont office will endeavor to contact, him. 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