Second Section El Paso Evening Post Second Section VOL. VII. NO. 100 EL PASO, TEXAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1928 nnipr .a Cents In El Paso * rvlv^L-i.g cents Outside El Paso LETTER TELLS OF JOY CREATED BY POST-FIREMAN SANTA TOYS By Cynthia Grey W7HAT does Post-Fireman Santa mean to poor folks? ™ Most of us who donate broken and discarded toys have little conception of the happiness these same toys, repaired and repainted by firemen, bring. It means happiness, not only to the children, but to their parents as well. I think I never received a letter that stirred me more deeply than the one I received today from a man whose children received toys last year. I wish every person in El Paso who has not taken the broken and unused toys around the house to a fire station could see the letter. I am sure that fire stations would be flooded with toys Saturday and Sunday. Tomorrow and the next day is almost the last chance for El Pasoans to donate toys. Unless toys are taken to the station at once firemen will not have time to repair them, as next week is the last chance firemen will have to work on toys. Following is the letter: “Dear Miss Grey: “Just a word to let you know that Post-Fireman Santa need not visit my children this year. If you should have us on your list because you came last year, please cut us off and take the toys to some other family. “I will never forget the joy you brought me and mine last Christmas. I was out of a job. Associated Charities was giving us jUst barely enough to live on with what occasional work I could get. “My wife and I were heartbroken as Christmas approached. Actually, we could not see a way to even buy each of our five children a 10-cent toy, we were so hard up. The children talked of Santa Claus and expected him. “We tried to tell them that we were too poor for Santa to visit. They would not believe us because Santa had always come before. “On the day before Christmas a truck drove up with a large box of toys. I shall never forget the joy that reigned in our house. It was by all means the happiest Christmas we ever spent. “Perhaps it was because a load had been lifted from my heart and I faced the world more aggressively—at any rate I went out the day after Christmas and got a job, a job I have held since. “God bless the firemen and the Post in the noble work of providing happiness for poor folks.” That letter is ample repayment to firemen for all the work they did last year in repairing toys, Fire Chief John T. Sullivan said when he was shown the letter. Remember that firemen have only one week left in which to repair toys. No more toys will be solicited after next Friday. Please do, not delay taking toys to fire stations. MEXICAN VISE TOTAL CUT BY NEW RULINGS Number Given Permits to Enter U. S. Down 95 Per Cent Where War’s Drums Rumble in South America DECREASE TEMPORARY Mexico Will Open Offices to Assist Nationals Crossing Border New regulations affecting immigration put Into effect this week have cut down the number of vises issued to Mexicans at the American consulate in Juarez 95 per cent, it was said today at the consulate. This decrease is temporary, according to John Dye, consul. Many who were refused visas may obtain them when they are able to present the foUowing documents as asked in the new regulations: 1. Birth certificate. 2. Certificate from authorities at point of origin stating whether applicant has ever been in an insane asylum or prison, and if so, the term of imprisonment and the reasons therefor; whether the applicant has always been of good conduct and whether he or she has ever been a public charge. 3. Marriage certificates of all married persons. 4. Marriage certificates of an widow«! women, or a certificate from authorities at place of marriage that such document is not available and other documentary proof of marriage. The Mexican government has announced that offices will be reopened in Torreon, Monterrey and Irapuato in which prospective emi- grunts to the United States will be infoOned of the requirements. Another such office will be opened in San Luis Potosi, the consul said. SOUTHWEST IS FAVORED FOR NEW U. S. PEN House Committee Head for Location in Texas Ziegfeld Girl to Marry Artist HOLD HEARINGS JAN. _ tOLAPLAZ : Ol ''1 ' V fcO'' A3UNCIO Argue Rights of Mexican Immigrants WINDSOR, Ont.—American use of Mexican laborers who cross the border daily is not a law violation, T. Ely Goldsmith said today. Goldsmith is consultant in immigration matters at New York. H. P. Talley is his El Paso representative. Goldsmith said this in denial of a recent statement of Dist. Director of Immigration Grover C. Wilmoth of El Paso that such use of Mexican laborers is a law violation. “This question was decided adversely to Wilmoth’s contention 37 years ago/’ Goldsmith said. “At that time tne Michigan Central railroad employed a telegrapher at its Niagara. Falls office who resided in Canada and crossed the boundary to go to his employment. “The United States claimed this a violation of the contract labor law and attempted to collect a fine of $50. The circuit court at Buffalo held that in order to constitute such a violation there must be an inducement to migrate, and not merely to work. “This means that temporary and seasonable laborers who go back to Mexico after the work is done are not law violators, nor are their employers. “The Buffalo court decision was cited last year with approval by the U. S. circuit court at New York, when the question of the right of Canadian commuters was before the court. “The court there held that any person has the right to enter the United States temporarily for work and employment under the present immigration act, and that there was no limit to the time and frequency of crossing. “The solicitor general, in his brief to the U. S. supreme court, admitted this means that there is no legal obstacle to persons crossing for a limited period.” HOLIDAY MAIL RUSH NOW ON Paso Postmaster to Add 10 Army Trucks Ten army trucks will be used by the post office beginning Tuesday to care for delivery of Christmas packages, H. C. Kramp, postmaster, announced today. Christmas mailing is already being felt by the local force, Kramp said. “Owing to the unusual increase already realized and prospects of it becoming a greater problem, we are changing our method of handling mail,” said Kramp. “Last year we delivered incoming parcel post out of the rear of the postoffice and established our parcel post station in the Times building. “This year we are taking incoming parcel post at the postoffice and using a large warehouse at Dallas and Magoffin for distribution. “Increase of incoming parcel post for local distribution is increasing to such an extent that it would be almost impossible to handle it out of the main office.” Additional help had already been employed. The postoffice will be closed Dec. 25, Kramp said. Laborers Must Be Inspected at Border Mexican laborers who cross at various points along the river nearest their work and who enter each time without inspection are unlawfully here regardless of any question of contract labor violation, Dist. Director of Immigration Grover C. Wilmoth said today. “This has been decided so many times by the various courts that it is no longer open to question,” said Wilmoth. Wilmoth was answering H. Ely Goldsmith’s state on the use of Mexican laborers. “Goldsmith seems to be avoiding the point I brought out in my recent statement,” Wilmoth said. “I mentioned then this use of Mexican laborers by American farmers and mine owners along the border was a law violation where they did not enter at a port of entry and submit to a medical examination. * “Goldsmith does not mention thei medical examination at all. “Any employer who sends for such a laborer to enter illegally is probably guilty of a criminal violation of Sec. 8 of the immigration act of 1917. "Since the court decision of 37 years ago, contract labor laws have been amended and that decision is probably out of date. “The recent court decision mentioned by Goldsmith has reference to aliens who cross at regular ports of entry and not to those who enter without inspection. “This decision is still pending before the U. S. supreme court on a motion for rehearing. The court evidently believes there is considerable merit to the government’s position as this is one of the few cases in history where a rehearing has been granted.” Yule Greetings Never Received Cost $325,000 Annual cost of Christmas greetings which are never received is estimated at $325,000 in postage, stationery and cards, H. C. Kramp, postmaster, said today. “In addition, thousands of these missent messages contain enclosures of money gifts,” Kramp said. Kramp asked the public to place return addresses on all Christmas mail, including greeting cards. A concerted drive begins today thruout the United States to relieve the Dead Letter office of the many “best wishes” received. “Each January brings to the dead letter service between three and' four million of these lost and strayed epistles of good will in addition to the normal receipt of undeliverable letters,” said Kramp. ASK MORE FOR CARLSBAD CAVE Interior Department Includes $100,000 Recommendation CARLSBAD, N. M.—The interior department appropriation bill carried an appropriation of $100,000 for Carlsbad Caverns instead of $54,000 as originally recommended by the budget committee according to a telegram received here by Thos. Boles, superintendent. The fact that the caverns were given double the appropriation follows the showing that the caverns are self supporting. Rep. John Morrow, who sent the message, has worked hard for the development and recognition of the Cavern by the government. He has been assisted by Congressman Louis ! C. Cramton, chairman of the de- \ partment of the interior subcom-1 mittee. Above is Dr. Hernando Siles, president of Bolivia, now engaged in a boundary dispute that threatens war with its South American neighbor, Paraguay. The Bolivian capitol at La Paz, scene of anti-Paraguayan demonstrations by a frenzied public, is also shown. The map at the right shows “the Chaco,” the disputed territory between Bolivia and Paraguay. “T h e Chaco” is a swampy, desolate land—disputed by Bolivia and Paraguay for many years—which has been crossed by few white men since the days of the Spanish explorers. It is rich in forests and believed to contain oil. It was at an outpost on the Paraguay river that Bolivian and Paraguayan troops clashed recently, 22 of the former being killed or wounded. The inset map of South America shows the scene of the trouble. SAYS NO NEED TEXAS PROBE Creager Denies Patronage System Abused El Paso Post Bureau WASHINGTON—Altho there have been intimations that Sen. Brookhart’s senate patronage investigation committee might delve into Texas appointments, Col. R. B. Creager, Republican national committeeman, said he had heard nothing of it. “The patronage situation in Texas has been very clean for the past several years,** Creager said. “If the committee desires to investigate Texas they are at liberty to do so. But there is nothing there.” Creager said he was here on private business while returning from New York. Will Formulate Program of Expansion and Measures for Legislation By C. J. LILLEY El Paso Post Bureau WASHINGTON.—While Rep. Cooper of Ohio, chairman of the house prison investigating committee, believes a federal prison ought to be located in the southwest, probably in Texas, no action toward getting one has been taken. Cooper said the committee will hold hearings beginning Jan. 7 to determine federal prison needs and afterwards would formulate a prison expansion program and prepare legislation for carrying it out. “Personally, I believe a prison ought to be located in the southwest,” Cooper said. “But what other members of the committee and congress think about it I do not know.” The committee report is expected about Feb. 15, Cooper said. COUPLE IS SLAIN Illinois Former Mayor and Wife Killed in Bed United Press Leased Wfr# CARBONDALE, 111. — Former Mayor and Mrs. Chas. Hundley of Carbondale were murdered in their home during the night by a man who is believed to have attempted to rob their richly furnished home of silverware and rare tapestries. Chief of Police Joe Montgomery of Carbondale told the United Press that robbery seemed the most apparent reason for the murder, altho the house was not disturbed. Rep. Thomas M. Bell of the house prison investigating committee, was in El Paso the early part of October considering possibilities of a federal prison here. With him were Capt. A. H. Conner, superintendent of U. S. prisons; Dr. A. W. Butler, representative of the bureau of efficiency at Washington, and Irving Frank, secretary of the committee. U. S. Marshal Scott C. White aeted as escort to the party in a visit to the county jail and the Juarez Jail. LINDY GETS TROPHY Honored at Air Meet for His Flight to Paris United Press Leased Wire WASHINGTON—Col. Cha& A. Lindbergh was awarded the Harmon trophy for the most outstanding aeronautical feat of 1927 at the international civil aeronautics conference. Pierre Flandin, vice president of the French chamber of deputies, and chief of the French delegation to the conference, made the presentation. The trophy was a gift of Fliffor Harmon, an American residing in Paris and founder of the International League of Aviators. Shirley Short, airmail flyer, won the trophy in 1926. BOOK ON CORN STALKS United Press Leased Wire NEW YORK—The first book ever printed on com stalk has been presented to the public by Rae D. Henkle, publisher. It was “Farm Products in Industry,” by Dr. George M. Rommell, associate professor in Columbia university. Butter and Egg Men Pay Fines L. C. Townsend and Joel Friedkin, of the Townsend Players, played the roles of big butter and egg men Thursday afternoon in paying fines of $1 each for violating parking rules. Police tagged their cars when they were found parked in the alley at the rear of the Texas Grand theater, where Townsend and Friedkin were arranging details for the second presentation of “The Butter and Egg Man” Thursday night. The show will be presented again tonight. Since art always has come first in Bernice Ackerman’s life, it was only logical that she should lose her heart to an artist. As a co-ed at the University of Kansas, Bernice worked her way thru school by teaching dancing. Then she won a scholarship In painting and went east to study at Provincetown, Mass. But so much fairer was she than the pictures she painted that she took a role in the Ziegfeld Follies. Recently Miss Ackerman has been the prima donna of the famed Marx Brothers’ Broadway show. Now she’s to marry Lester Martin, New York artist whom she met at one of her own painting exhibitions. Judge Dismisses Fighting Couple Beulah Wesley, negress, showed a bruised ear to Judge Henry T. Moore in police court Thursday as evidence against her husband, John Wesley, charged with being drunk. “That’s where he bit me, judge,” she explained. “Yes, sir,” but that was after she threw the hot water on me,” said Wesley in his own defense. “I’d have thrown a stove if I’d had it,” retorted his wife. The judge dismissed the charges against Wesley. WARNS AGAINST E ATTEMPT ARREST NEGRO; NAB RUM Border patrolmen arrested a ne gro and seized 336 pints of liquor in a car near Cordova island at 6:30 p. m. Tuesday. IMMIGRATION MEN NAB RUM LOADS WITH ALIENS Judge Says Gun Waits for Any "‘Planters” United Press Leased Wire ST. LOUIS.—Gambling Interests of St. Louis county were warned by Circuit Judge Jerry Mulloy that a “six shooter will mete anyone who attempts to plant money in my chambers.” Judge Mulloy disclosed during the course of a speech to the Chamber of Commerce the gamblers of the county planned to raise a fund of $100,000 to bribe him, and that if he refused it they would plant it in his chambers and brand him as a -grafter. “It may not sound dignified for a circuit judge to be talking about six shooters,” Mulloy said, “but endurance has its limits. I’ve stood about all I’m going to stand. “I am tired of the criminal use of bullets, ballots, bribes and bluffs. My language may sound somewhat fanatical, but my baptism of fire has taught me that there is only one language the criminal understands.” Chief Patrol Inspector Horsley Keeps Chart of Liquor Seized by Workers During Year Doubts Goldsmith’s Case Data Complete H. P. Talley, El Paso representative for H. Ely Goldsmith, expressed doubt today that Goldsmith had all the facts in the immigration case brought forward by Dist. Director of Immigration Grover C. Wilmoth. “Crossing from one side of the river to the other to work without going thru a regular port of entry for a medical examination is a violation of the immigration law, as Wilmoth says,” said Talley. “If Goldsmith had all the facts in the argument he would probably change his statement ” Juarez Mayor to Be Santa Claus for Prisoners Mayor Agustin Gallo of Juarez has delegated himself as Santa Claus’ representative to the prisoners in the Juarez jail and their children. Mayor Gallo today was making the rounds collecting bits of prospective cheer for the prisoners and their families Immigration border patrolmen may not primarily seek liquor runners, but they certainly get them, said H. C. Horsley, chief patrol inspector. Horsley has the proof on a large chart in his office. This chart shows that during the past 12 months in addition to apprehending 6070 aliens, the immigration patrolmen seized 3357 gallons of liquor. Horsley has these facts to answer the charge of Rep. Hudson, Republican, Michigan, that “under the present border patrol system immigration officers do not seek liquor runners and a prohibition or customs man must follow in their footsteps to prevent dry law violations.”, Rep. Hudson is planning to push a bill in congress which calls for coordination of all border patrol activities. “The only reason any other group has to follow in Ou" footsteps is because we are taking tne lead in all border law enforcement and not because we overlook any phase of it,” said Horsley. “We arrest all law violations, al tho of course we are primarily for the purpose of immigration enforcement. “Our chart doesn’t show our other arrests, but we make narcotics, agricultural and merchandise catches also. We also make many arrests of violations of the Dyer act.” NAME MAGEE IN $300,000 SUIT Oklahoma Chief Justice Charges Libel United Press Leased Wire OKLAHOMA CITY. — A second suit for libel growing out of the publication of the purported impeachment charges of the attempted session of the Oklahoma legislature last winter was filed in Oklahoma county late Wednesday against the Oklahoma News and its editor, Carl Magee, by Fred P. Branson, chief justice of the state supreme court. Branson, who will go out of office in January, asked damages of $300,000 for allegel libel. This suit is the fifth Branson has filed against state papers for alleged libel. The Oklahoma Publishing Co., and its editor, E. K. Gaylord, face suits in two counties for $250,000 each. The Tulsa World was sued for $250,000 in Creek county. The Oklahoma News was sued in Cleveland county for $250,000 as well as the suit in Oklahoma county. PROBATE BELL WILL Pioneer Woman Leaves Most of Estate to Daughter Mrs. Elizabeth M. Bell who died Nov. 22 left an estate of over $10,000 according to her will filed for probate today. She willed $50 per year for five years to the College Women’s Loan Assn., in memory of her son, Frank M. Bell, and $25 to her granddaughter. Remainder of the estate was left to her daughter Nettie Bell Coles. HUBBY SEEKS WIFE Rafael Sorcini, 707*2 S. El Paso, filed complaint today in the Juarez police court against his wife, who he says disappeared Wednesday with his 3-year-old son, a watch, some papers and money. Sorcini said he believed the woman went to Juarez. CAPTAIN GOOD RETURNS Stanley Good, captain of traffic police, returned to duty today after a vacation of three weeks. His post was filled by Capt. Tom Burnett during his absence. CUT DENVER GASOLINE DENVER — A two-cent reduction in the price of gasoline, effective today, was announced by officials of three large oil companies here. The new price will be 20 cents per gallon. Church Smashes Traditions by Pay in Advance PREDICT RAIL FIGHT IN N. M. OIL TERRITORY Texas & Pacific and Santa Fe Planning Extensions THINK BOTH TO BUILD Two Want Reach Lovington From South and East Directions A lively fight between the Texas & Pacific and Santa Fe railroads was foreseen here following recent application of the Texas & Pacific to the interstate commerce commission to extend its line into Lea county, New Mexico. The Santa Fe had filed a petition with the commission Nov. 23 asking authority to construct a 66- mile line from Seagraves, Gaines county, Texas, to Lovington, N. M. The Texas & Pacific application asks for permission to extend its line, now under construction from Monahans to the Texas-New Mexico state line, an additional 70 miles to Lovington. Santa Fe officials here base their hopes on the prior application of their railroad. Possibility of both railroads getting their applications was the belief of T. P. Fagan, Texas & Pacific employe. ' The petitions call for different approaches to Lovington, one from the east and one from the south. C. D. Johnson, Texas & Pacific general agent, is now in the area on a tour of inspection. The proposed lines would tap the Lea county oil field, and agricultural and stock country. ANNUAL MEETING FOR COUNTY FARM BUREAU Pick Officers and Hear Speakers at Clint Session El Paso county farm bureau will hold its annual meeting Saturday at Clint. The local Clint farm bureau will be in charge. A business session with election of officers will be called at 10 a. m. Frank P. Frist, Clint, will speak on state association activities at 11:30 a. m. E. C. Martin, county agricultural agent, will outline the work of the 4-H club work. After lunch, H. L. Bimey will speak on the Chamber of Commerce and the El Paso valley. Dr. H. L. Kent, New Mexico A. & M. college, will discuss farming problems of the Elephant Butte project at 1:45 p. m. Milk production in the valley will be discussed by J. L. Thomas, Texas A. «Sc M. college at 2:30 p. m. A farm implement demonstration at 3 p. m. will close the program. SMALL POX SERUM POPULAR IN JUAREZ 10 to 20 Vaccinations Daily Par* Health Chief Aspeitia Vaccination against small pox in Juarez has become comparatively popular, according to Daniel Aspeitia, chief of the health department. From 10 to 20 persons are vaccinated daily, Aspeitia said. The department’s fight against milk dealers who water their merchandise is slacking because of the scarcity now of such dealers, according to the health officer. RAID MIDLAND ROADHOUSE Several Society People Fined la Gambling Cleanup At least one Methodist presiding elder will have spending money for Christmas. Dr. N. L. Linebaugh, presiding elder of the El Paso district had the unusual to happen Sunday when he held a quarterly conference at Berino, N. M., and was in full for the year. This came just two months after the conference year began and in addition to paying the elder this church also paid their conference collections in full for the year and the pastor for two months in advance leaving a balance of $250 in the church treasury. Rev. John Klassen of El Paso, a student at the College of Mines is the pastor. MIDLAND. — Several society folk were fined in a gambling clean-up made near Midland recently. Thirty persons were got in the round-up, among whom were a few women. None of the women were fined. The gambling is alleged to have taken place in a roadhouse. ROTARIAN KILLS SELF United Press Ltas\ d H ire LA JUNTA, Colo.—Reginald Garvin, secretary of the local ^Rotary club, committed suicide late Wednesday by turning on the gas in the ktchen of his home. His wife, returning from a shopping trip, found him dead. He had been despondent since disposing of his interest in a local garage. He was 49 years old. 95 BILLION INSURANCE United Press Liasid Wire NEW YORK—Sixty-five million persons in the United States are insured for a total of about $95,000,000,000, it was revealed at the 22d annual convention of life insurance presidents.
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