Valley Morning Star from Harlingen, Texas on July 3, 1937 · Page 1
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Harlingen, Texas
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Saturday, July 3, 1937
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Don’t Brag About How Fast You Go ‘On High’—You May Get There Before Your Harp Is Ready ★ ★ ★ ¡937 Highway Tragedie* Deaths: 34 Injuries: 389 Number of Accidents: 266 THE STAR is THE ONLY SEVEN-DAY PAPER IN THE Good Morning The Weather Saturday Will Be Unchanged Yesterday: High. 99; Low, 72 Weather Details. Page 3 Rio GRANDE VALLEY Vol. XXVIII. No. 97 A VALLIY-OWNID INSTITUTION HARLINGEN, TEXAS, SATURDAY, JULY 3, 1937 Only Valley Newspaper With Seven Day A**eei*ted Pres« Leased Wire EIGHT PAGES TODAV AMELIA EARHART IS DOWN IN PACIFIC ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ Russia Withdraws From Disputed Area JAPAN AGREES ALSO TO QUIT AMUR SECTION Tei.sion Eases As Powers Parley Off The Record mm INCIDENT OVER? Gunboat, Men To Evacuate Today MOSCOW »Saturday» </P» — The j Russian government announced in j a communique early today it had ordered the withdrawal of military cutters and armed patrols from islands in the Amur river which both Russia and Manchoukuo claim. The communique said the action | •as taken only after Mamoru Shi- eemitsu. Japanese ambassador, had Japan Is Relieved ! TOKYO. < Saturday > uPi — Russia's agreement to evacuate her forces from the disputed i Amur river islands was receiv- i rd today with intense relief ■ throughout Japan. Cabinet I ministers expressed their deep- 1 est satisfaction that possible war had been averted. Newspapers flooded the streets with extras. annouifced the withdrawal of .lapanese-Manchoukuoan military cutters from the disputed area. Orders for the Kussian evacuation, it said, were issued by Marshal Klementi E. Voroshiloff, commissar of war and navy. The communique was issued some time after Ambassador Shigemitsu minounccd he had reached an j agreement with the Soviet govern- , ment which promised an early, ! peaceful settlement of the conflict ( on the Amur river, on the border between Siberia and Manchoukuo. The Japanese ambassador earlier asserted that Foreign Commissar Maxim Litvinoff promised him Soviet troops would be evacuated | from the two disputed islands and j that more than 20 Soviet gunboats | in that vicinity would be withdrawn. If this promise is fulfilled, the j Japanese envoy asserted. Japan | Vvill consider the incident closed j satisfactorily. He added, however, j “it remains to be seen whether the | order <for evacuation) will be car- j ried out.” Settlement along the lines indi- j ‘ated by Shigemitsu would end four days of tension arising from disputes over possession of the islands of Sennufu and Bolshoi, in the Amur about 75 miles southeast • f Blagovestchensk. Disagreement between Russia and Japan and her protectorate, Man­ choukuo -over the islands and lo- »•ation of the boundary along the Amur led t<> armed clash and Soviet casualties The Japanese said one Russian gunboat was sunk near Sennufu, one beached and one < based away by artillery fire. NEW PLANTS REOPEN IN STRIKE LULL CAR OF LEAVES VALLEY FOR NEW YORK CIO Seeks To Rally Losing Forces THREATS DEFIED Hi I £ £>ÄEjPO >1 1 1M7. Ti*» Refist«r *rx) Tribun« “Hubert Always Believes In Safety First’ * EDITOR'S NOTE The above cartoon serves as a timely introduction to a new feature to appear daily in The Valley Morning Star, the popular ‘‘Off the Record** by Ed' Reed. It’s worth a laugh a day. Other added services and features to appear immediately in The Star will be an additiona1 wire ser\ice to i-upplement The Associated Press. Starting Monday, The United Press will also serve Star readers. Better picture service will he given by Central Press. 12,500 Men Return To Jobs Friday (By The Associated Press) *EAST CHICAGO. Ind.—Steel furnaces turned the night skies red along the 7-state strike front tonight while C. I. O. leaders attempted to rally their forces against new back-to-work movements. More strike-locked mills opened at Massillon, O. Republic Steel defied the threat i of a “damned bloody battle,” voiced by a C. I. O. picket captain, and moved 115 automobile-loads of workers into its Massillon plant— i under the bayonet protection of Ohio national guardsmen—without violence. Paychecks Return Here in East Chicago. 5,500 day shift workers fattened their paychecks with a second day of work at Inland Steel's plant On all shifts, company officals said. 12.000 men were back on thè job under the terms of a “strike armistice” arranged by Gov. Clifford Townsend or Indiana—pact (Valley Morning Star New» Service) RAYMONDVILLE — A solid carload of honey produced in the Lower Rio Grande Valley was consigned to New York by William Z- Hudson. San Benito apiarist, Friday. The car was loaded here with honey taken from approximately 1,700 hives owned by Hudson over the entire Valley. A total of 60,000 pounds was sold for seven cents a pound. Sale of honey is secondary with Hudson who maintains several queen bee colonies at various Valley points. The queen bees are sold to farmers and apiarists over the entire United States. HON?Y JULY FOURTH CELEBRATION OPENS TODAY McAllen Host To All Valley At Fete Overshoots Tiny Island On Daring Pacific Hop Gas Supply Gives Out, Aviatrix And Noonan Forced Down Near Howland Island Further details of ibe tragedy, and photograph?* of Amelia Earhart. h#r husband and advisors planning the flight will be found on p^ge tv o. A map of the route, showing where she was forced down, is on page three. PROGRAM SET HONOLULU —Search for Amelia Earhart and her navigator was begun Friday by the coast guard cutter o tx jT,™ . ^i Itasca, only vessel within several hundred miles of tiny l\ O-lJay invent olcltGCij Howland Island where the aviatrix was long overdue on Crowd Expected Safe And Sane Fourth Urged By Gov. Allred Toll Of Lives And Injuries Should Be Cut Down Tomorrow, He Says AUSTIN, Texas —Governor James V. Allred in a proclamation Friday urged a safe and sane observance of the Fourth of July that the toll in lives and injuries taken in past years might not be claimed again. “In other years/’ he said, “the glorious Fourth has left a trail of death and destruction in its holiday wake; a toll of -------------------------------- --------^precious lives, maimed bodies KELLEY V0XED anc* va^ua^e pr°perty nee TO NEW POST Hidalgo Attorney Is State Official NEW COURT BILL STIRS S0L0NS NOW Demos To Abandon Original Plan WASHINGTON Admini.stra- tion forces, abandoning their long fight for the Roosevelt court bill, put forward Friday a substitute which opponents declared is '’no better”' than the original. Opposition leaders*4iaenhe/ would seek to side-track the entire embodying Inland's own labor ; court issue for the session, asking policy and an agreement to recog- that the senate send the substitute nize the CIC as collective bargain- j to its judiciary committee for study, ing agency for its members only. But those in charge of the new The other three strike-embroiled “little steel” companies in the dis- oute with John Lewis’ C. I. O. held firmly to their refusal to deal with the C. I. O. on the main issue of signed contracts. Independent unions, opposed to the C. T. O.-called strike, came into the open Friday night in resentment against the 37-day-old strike which has cost 13 lives and untold millions in lost wages and partially paralyzed the nation’s independent steel industry. Oratorical volleys and countei- volleys on the merits of the long- fought dispute gained in —~ Friday. a daring flight across the South Pacific. The cutter, stationed at Howiand to assist the fliers as they arrived after a 2,570 mile flight from Lae, New Guinea, set out at 2 p.m. (6:30 p.m. Central Standard Time) to hunt the missing plane, the last message from which six hours previously reported only a 30-minute fuel supply. Coast guardsmen here expressed belief aviation's first lady and her1.] companion had overshot the minute island and landed somewhere inJ the vast mid-Pacifie region far removed from regular shipping lanes. Officers of the Itasca said they believed gl:tre from a “rising sun,*1 An amateur show will open Sat- 1 toward which the plane was headed, may have blinded the fliers so thatj they overshot the island (Valley Morning Star News Service) McALLEN—McAllen will be host today to the Valley’s thousands as the elaborate 3-Cdy Fourth of July celebration opens with a host of entertainment features. Saturday's events to be climaxed bythe bathing revue at Cascade pool at 8 p. m. urday's program at Archer park at 3 o’clock, followed at 3:30 by a baseball game at Legion Park between two Fat and Forty teams. Sunday Program The Sunday program will also include a ball game between the Mission 30-30 Rifles and the Donna Cardinals at 3:30 p. m. at the Legion park. A bull-fight at 4:30 p. m. at Reynosa is another feature of Sunday’s program. There will also be dancing at the new Club Royale Sunday night as well as the other Believed Near llowland Islam! They expressed belief the Howland. plane was within a radius of 100 miles of- ofj The cutter prepared to search the little known area northwest Howland, which is a treeless sandspit only a mile and a half long. The next nearest land is Jarvis Island, a similar mid-Pacific dot 4(1 miles north of Howiand. Outside of these virtual sandbars there is 4yth- ing but water for hundreds of miles. Some aviation authorities expressed belief the twin-motored land plane in which Miss Earhart was flying around the world could survive* a sea landing if weather conditions were good. Paul Mantz, Miss Earhart’s aviation adviser in Burbank. Calif:, said the plane could float “almost indeii- l mtely.” because of six gasoline tanks bill said they had enough votes to prevent its being sent to the committee—and enough to pass it. The substitute, introduced by the three days and makes a daylong celebration from the reveille and flag salute at 6 o’clock in the morning to the fireworks at 10 o’­ clock Monday night. The pet parade of Valley children with their own peculiar assortment of pets, funny, unexpected, and awkward will open the day's celebration at Senators Logan iD-Ky), Hatch (D- I 8:45 a. m. with a march from the NM). and Ashurst (D-Ariz), would I Casa de Palmas hotel to the Palace permit the president to name new justices to the supreme court at the rate of one a year, up to the total number of incumbent justices past 75 years of age. With one place on the court now vacant because of the retirement of Justice Van Devanter. the president could make a total of three appoint ments within the next six months, j of main parade will be the burros. volume WELL, I'LL TELL YOU - (Valley Morning Star News Service) EDINBURG — Rogers Kelley, j district attorney of Hidalgo county, was elected vice-president of the j District and County Attorneys’ association at the annual convention I being held at San Antonio. Hidalgo Sheriff R. T. Daniel, recently named honorary members of the association, attended the convention and has been serving as i sergeant-at-arms during the ses- | sions Truman Sanders and Tom Hartley, assistants to Kelley, also are attending. Other officers elected by the association wrere Dan W. Jackson, Houston, president, Lee Bittert, Belleville, secretary, and Carlos Ashley, Llano, treasurer. lesslv taken in most cases by carelessness. The danger is even greater this year due to the double holiday which causes the fourth to be generally observed on Monday. “As Governor of Texas, I urge j all citizens to give a second thought to celebration plans and urge every ! care be taken while you forget your | everyday cares on this holiday : weekend “It has been predicted that 22 lives will be taken in traffic accidents on the streets and highways of Texas | j this fourth. Every effort must be exerted to save these lives at all costs. ‘•r#t us walk safely; let us drive safely; and let us play safely that this Fourth of July may be made I safe for everyone.” The bill would permit one this year and one Jan. 1. 1938. in addition to the appointment of Van Devanter’s successor. If the four justices now7 more than 75 were to continue on the bench, the president could enlarge the court to 13 members by Jan. 1, 1940. German Pastors Are Fined After Secret Trials By BOB BURNS p IS ALWAYS better to be a visitor rather than a host be- 'ause when the company starts to set dull, you can Set up and go home, i ve been to some of these Hollywood par- 1l?s and have the hosts »tart to sag a,ong about 11 »-'dock but the quests will ling-' er on until two or three in the morning. . 1 think my Uncle Sanky had ne best system I ever saw' for get- u rid of company. He had a party dt his house dowm home one time a,id after they’d exhausted all the gciines like “Heavy, heavy hangs 'p.’er th>’ head” and “Spin the Jate , Uncle Sanky yawned and mentioned somethin’ about havin’ ■' get up early in the morning but me company didn’t take the hint. Finally at 9:30 when the guests didn’t show any signs of leavin’, uncle Sanky turned to my aunt «nd he says, "Come on, mama, let’s go to bed — these people want’ta go home.” Political Boss Now Figures In Probe KANSAS CITY (A >)—The names of portly T. J. (Boss) Pendergast and the man most likely to succeed to his political power, James M. Pendergast, a nephew, were swept j were Friday into the ever-widening in-( vestigation of election vote fraud cases by a federal grand jury. The tw’o actively supplied funds for bonding many of the 46 defendants already convicted, the grand jury stated in an open letter to Federal Judge Merrill E. Otis, and financed trial expenses. BERLIN (/P)— Two confessional synod pastors were fined 600 marks (about $240) each Friday night with the alternative of going to jail for 30 days after a four-hour secret trial in Moabit court. They, with two other leaders of the fundamentalist bloc against Nazi church policy who were acquitted, tried on charges of inciting may FERNANDEZ BETTER (Valley Morning Star News Service) BROWNSVILLE—J. G. Fernandez, former banker of Brownsville, who has been in the Santa Rosa hospital, San Antonio for the past six weeks, is recovering rapidly, it was learned Friday. defiance of government decrees. Ali had been held under arrest can ANTONIO Tex oPi — Law- for two weeks awaiting trial on the fifty- the specific accusation that they j » annuai meeting of the Texas pubUcly read the names of persons, Bar association wiU have an op- w'ho had left tne church. portunity Saturday to express themselves on the plan to increase membership of the United States supreme court. They will note on a resolution, approved by the board of directors Friday and read by Senator T. J. Holbrook, condemning the proposal by President Roosevelt- Communism Aired At Lansing, Gov. Frank Murphy of Michigan expressed concern that “communistic tendencies have worked their way into the situation.” Specifically, he cited last month’s labor holiday in the state | capitol, callcd by the United Automobile Workers to protest arrest of eight pickets, as “a good illustration of a communistic move.’ Vahlsing Buys $70,000 Tract Of Valley Land (Valiev Morning Star New» Service) EDINBURG — F. H. Vahlsing, j New York and Rio Grande Valley produce farmer and shipper announced the purchase of 1,408 acres of land out of the Scott estate Fri- , day for a cash consideration of $70,000. one of the largest real estate transactions in the Valley in sev- , eral years. The acreage extends on both sides of state highway No. 66 just east of the Pacific Fruit Express »cing dock three miles north of Edinburg. The land has been under the , HOLLYWOOD, Calif, <AV-Eddie present ownership since 1909. Cantor had his head examined Frising who has been farming the land ; ¿gy ^phe comedian bumped it get- for some time, intends^ to clear the j intQ ^ automobile at the studio Friday and his head ached severely all day. He had it x-rayed, and when he returned studio executives asked “what’d they find?” “Nothin’ but a lot of Sam Goldwyn old remarks; it must have been the heat,” the comedian replied. two nights of the celebration. , ... . . The Monday program climaxes j n u CtlPtiC1 > °* more than 1,00«) * 1 gallons. . “Am convinced that she would be able to keep afloat long enough for any vessel within several miles to reach her.” Mantz said. The Itasca reported to San Francisco coast guard headquarters that the plane was believed to have gone down shortly after 8 a.m., Howland time (1:30 p.m.. CST>. “Searching proDable area anti w'lJI continue,” the Itasca messaged. Navy officials here awaited word from Washington before deciding whether to dispatch flying boats to aid in the search. It was pointed out the ships would have to land at Howland and be refueled with gasoline stored there originally for Miss Earhart’s plane. It was considered impractical to send surface craft out from here because it would take five days to reach Howland. 1.532 miles south of here. theatre where the judges will make awards. The main parade of visiting dignitaries, floats sent to represent each Valley city, and floats representing McAllen firms will begin at 10 o'clock, ending at the Chamber of Commerce building Trailing the dignity and beauty several of them ridden by mayors of Valley cities competing with McAllen's Horace Etchison in a mayor’s burro race. The burros will be encouraged to the end of the race at the hospital by plain, relay, and fancy riding. Fiddlers Contest Slated Thundershowers Are Forecast Saturday (Valley Morning Star News Service) HARLINGEN — Possible thunder showers predicted for Friday wrere again forecast for Saturday in the “low'er coast” section here by U. S. weathermen, as freshened winds off the Gulf and partially cloudy skies lowered temperatures several degrees. Maximum temperature at Harlingen Friday afternoon was 99 degrees, several points cooler than preceding days of this wreek. Barometric pressure remained relatively to moderately low over the southwest and northern Mexico Friday. Lower Flordia saw’ show?ers. Gas Supply Was Short A message from Miss Earhart’s world-girdling plane said she had only a 30-minute supply of fuel and had not sighted the tiny island, her goal on the perilous 2,570 mile The old fiddlers’ contest, for those with young hearts set to the swing of old-fashioned tunes. wrill go on hop from New Guinea, just before dinner, opening at 11:30 j p. m. in Archer park. Prizes wrill be given for the two best “youngest” old fiddlers—youths who play the old-fashioned tunes—as well as for the best old fiddlers and the one coming from the longest distance. AMELIA EARHART CONVENTION OPENS NEW BRAUNFELS. Tex. </P> — Two hundred and twenty-five delegates registered Friday for the annual convention of the South Texas County Judges and Commissioners association. Eddie Cantor’s Head Examined After Fall The Valley Morning Star Congratulates property for farming lands. Texas Lawyers To Vote Court Plan Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Duncan, ot San Benito, on the arrival Friday at 1:30 a. m. of a son. weighing seven three-fourths pounds, born at Valley Baptist Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Smith of Brow nsville on the birth of an eight pound son born Wednesday at the family residence. BORGER CASE RESTS STINNETT, Tex. OP)—'The plaintiffs rested their case Friday afternoon iy the ouster suit against Mayor John R. Miller and Commissioners Henry Knight and C. C Me Celland of Borger. $15,000 Home For Valley Is Slated (Valley Morning Star New* Service) HARLINGEN—Plans are now being drawn by Stanley Bliss, local architect for the construction of a Spanish type residence for Earle Jones of Dallas, Texas which is to cost an estimated $15,000. The home will be constructed in Adams Gardens. Bliss said that Jones had returned to Dallas and would return in about two weeks to give final approval on the plans now being drafted. Spanish Coastal Naval Patrol Ban Promptly Refused By Great Britain PARADE IS RECORD STAMFORD, Tex. OP\— The longest parade in the eight year history of the annual Cowboy Reunion featured Friday’s program. The procession was nearly two miles long with Governor James V. Allred and Paul Whiteman among the notables participating. LONDON t/P)—Britain promptly rejected Friday night a proposal of Italy and Germany that the naval patrol of Spanish coasts be abandoned and belligerent rights be accorded both parties in the Spanish civil war. A German source, how'ever. said envoys of other nations to whom the proposal was made agreed to refer it to their governments. The Italo-German plan was laid before the directing sub-committee of the 27-nation committee seeking to isolate the Spanish conflict. British rejection wfas considered to bring the whole European controversy over control to a stalemate. The subcommittee adjourned until next week, w’hen other nations in the full committee will be called in for a review’ of the situation, w'hich diplomats admitted w^as grave. Informed British sources said five of the nine members of the members of the subcommittee supported the British position, leaving Italy and Germany alone in advocacy of their plan, with Portugal sitting on the fence. Prolonged si*/cnce after receipt of the message spurred the coast guardsmen to the hunt. The cutter prepared to search the little known area to the northwest of Howland Reports preceding the final message indicated the $80,000 “laboratory plane” tivtd betn battling head* winds which had drawn heavily upon the fuel supply. A message at 6:46 a.m.. less than hour before the report telling of tlMfl fuel shortage, indicated the plane was 100 miles from Howland. The cutter said there was “no possibility” that the plane could remain! aloft until noon, Howland time, at which time the surface vessel planne to quit its islet station and start its search. Coast guardsmen here consulted army authorities about the possibility] of sending land or sea searching parties from Honolulu but official circles said such a move was unlikely The coast guard command in Washing-] ton instructed its officers here to do everything possible. May Not Remain Afloat Aviation expei ts expressed doubt Miss Earhart’s luxurious plane would! float Ion” in the little-traveled tropical seas. wrhich are dotted with islands] inhabited bv savages. Her chosen route lay far off the1 southern Pacific steamship lanes. George Palmer Putriam, Miss Earhart’s husband, showed grave con-J cern as he waited in Oakland. Calif., for word of the plane. Mrs. Noonan. who also was m Oakland, expressed belief, however that the flier> would be saved. But Miss Earhart is no stranger to ocean flying emergencies and Noo- i in*1"tha? hne nav:gator of tryn*s*Pycific clippers, is noted for his abilitj The noted woman flier went through her first flying emergency u fight mg* fog clouds nd^ StUU Lou G<)rdon flew across the Atlantic In 1935 she flew of ST "Ef* most °f th<* W;1-V ™d landed in Waled solo from Honolulu n» nfirl ° Atlantic alone. In January. 1936. she flei StartZg^^“listU°r in the equatorial region! Miss Ear^r? P\ a ^?r,ld c,rclin« f,1*h< but cracked un thf>rP in ♦ ew from °akIand to Honolult th^rrsOO rnHes fo the ‘° f°r Howland Is,a"d' As in many previous brushes with ___ potential death, Miss Earhart again escaped injury, shipped her plane back to California and determined to start again. Once more she left Oakland last May, determined to fly around the world, this time in an easterly direction. On June 1 she left Miami, Fla., flew to South America, across the Atlantic to Africa, over Arabia. India and Australia to British New Guinea, where she faced the most difficult of all her projected flights. Arriving at Lae, New- Guinea. June 28, Miss Earhart and her navigator awaited a favorable opportunity for the attempt to negotiate the unflown 2,570 miles to Howland Island, the tiny dot of land whict represents the United S frontier in the South Pacific and which! is regarded as a potential steppinj on ai) air line between the] Pacific coast and the Antipodes. They left Lae at 10 a. m. local] time, July 2, w’hich was 6 p. m. Thursday, Central Standard Time The navy tug Ontario stood by half-way between New Guinea am Howiand but was not heard from. The Itasca, waiting to receive Mi Earhart at the Island, received only!, the barest reports of her pro| 'See Amelia Earhart page 2 col. 3V

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