Vol. XXVII, No. 278 FREE Wan(>Ad RIO GRANDE FARMER HARLINGEN, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 1,19:!7 EIGHT PAGES TODAY Se r vice The Valley Weekly and Rio Grande Farmer, weekly newspapers with Valley-wide circulation, are published by The Valley Morning Star. Harlingen. FOR SALE: Bird dog pups, subvert to registration. 1! months old. The dam is liver colored. The sire lemon spots. Have pups of farh color. 306 Indiana Ave., 3rd house north Stephen F. Austin sihool, Weslaco. J. C. Nix. FOR SALE 10 acres of good cleared land aL San Carlos. Will be 1 Id at a sacrifice price if sold bv Jan. 1st. J. A. Williamson, at home of D. I. Squires. Edinburg. FOR SALE: 2 Jersey cows, full blood stock. Coming fresh with second calf. One 50 lb. white enamel ice box. One IV 2 yard truck, dump bed. Across street from LyTex Grocery, Lyiord. Tex. FOR SALE: Maytag washing machine and furniture. Velvet Oaks Filling Station. Second House norfh of station. WANTED: German girl for housework. Live in home. Family of 3 . Box 208. Harlingei\ Rhone 1250. <pd. adv.) PIPE WANTED. Fifty feet of used tile 4. 5 or 6 inches in diameter, and sixty fer*t of 1-2 inch used iron pipe. Slate size and lowest price. H. L. Trott. Westaco. Route 2. WANTED small plants of Sago palms, Arborvitae. Mountain Laurel. Christmas Cactus. Fampas Grass, or what have you? State kind, size and lowest price. H. L. Trott. Weslaco, Route 2. FOR SALE: Kohler Light Plant like new. kerosene water heater, tank. Star Gas Plant. Seeing will indicate they are bargains. L. H. Winell. 1 mile down San Benito- Rangerville Road, from Valley highway. FOR SALE; Two and one-half acres, chicken ranch and citrus orchard, be,; ring trees, well improved St co Spanish style five room | ■? ail \ chicken houses. 1 house and chicken houses, priced r-ght, small payment down, bal- j ance like rent. W. H. Gossage. ; San Juan. Texas. WANT! D TO BUY, or trade for hogs, ear corn. Hegari, Darso or any kind of grain that will make good feed and priced reasonable. A O. Kolberg, McAllen, Texas. FOR SALE or trade: Large citrus trees, Marshseed less bud wood from heavy producing grove just the proper size to reset V' ur missing trees and they are j good <traight trees. A. O. Kol-j berg. McAllen. Texas. FURNITURE FOR SALE including | porcelain gas range 3 -burner £'’■> stove, bedroom suits, spring and mattress, Simmons bed. spring ?nd mattress automatic gas water heater; vanity dresser; break- j suite, kitchen cabinet, two i(% boxes, congoleum rug 6x9. daybed, rockers, study table i ighboy, buffet. Miss Eva Pfeiff r. 751 No. Travis, San Benito. SEE OUR LARGE assortment of reconditioned farm implements and International tractor parts. ; Save money. Weslaco Implement Exchange. Weslaco, Texas. <Pd. Adv.) WILL TRADE painting and paper hanging for good light car or pick-up. E. A. Pettit. Rt. No. 2. Mission. Texas. Live 6 miles north of Mission, 1-4 mile west. WANTED TO RENT: 20 or . 30 acres of good land, no Johnson grass. On half and half. Must have house. Team and tools. Can finance myself. Have had 30 years experience growing cotton. Address, box 383, San Juan, Texas. Butler Recalls Browning Poet Was Man Of ‘Few Words’ FOP SALE by owner. F!;,o location for a tourist camp or trailer camp East of McAllen. No finer If »cation to be had. Tourist camps close to McAllen have paid big dividends all through the depression. W ill give very liberal terms to right party. See J Van Ramshorst. Corner N. 12 street and Kendlewood Ave., Milmore Addition to McAllen. REWARD for information concerning the whereabouts of W E. Isbell. formerly of Elsa and Ed couch. M. Bailey. Gulf Motor Co.. Donna. GUARANTEED carpentry work to exchange for livestock, tools and farm equipment that is useful on a farm, including sheet iron roolmg or siding or used lumber. Kitchen cabinets etc. buili in your house. Work guaranteed. Go anywhere. L. P. Hoffner. Raymondville, Texas. Star Route. FOR SALE 1928 Graham-Dodge truck with cab, in running order. Body 10 ft. by 6,s by 3 4 ft. high. 7 50-20 balloon tires on rear, 6.5020 cn front. The first $100.00 takes it as is. Will take $80.00 without b< dy and can reduce price $30.00 by changing rubber on rear wheels. F. W. Bormann, 7 mi west of Edinburg, Route 1, Box 86. Mission, Texas. FOR SALE: One 3 and one 8 acres tract. Beautiful building site on north 10th street, McAllen. J. Van Ramshorst, 12 St. and Ken- dlt vood Ave., Milmore Addition. McAllen. J^OS ANGEES.—i./p)— Eighty-two- year-old William Thomas, who ^a>s he was butler in Robert Browning s London home for about five years, declares the renowned English poet ‘was a gentleman, he was.” He was a man of few words, hard work and strict habits,” Thomas recalled. Locked In Study "Mr. Browning had his breakfast each day at 8 o'clock before locking himself in his study. No one dart'd disturb him and no noise was permitted while he was at work. Why. one day he almost gave me the sack for pounding a tack in the wall.” The poet wore only two suits, Thomas said, “a little gray one— for he was not a tall man—in his study, and evening attire for his visiting.” “One day in every seven he permitted callers.” said Thomas “they were ushered into the parlor and called into his study one by one.’ Can’t Touch Anything “And regarding that study—I was never allowed to touch a living thing on his writing table. Well I recollect one day he said. ‘William’ < he always called me ‘William') never touch as much as a speck of dust—not a speck, mind you—on that table.” Thomas said he remembers Elizabeth Barrett, later Browning's wife, as “a fine lady, delicate, pleasant and beautiful.” BUS HEARING SET JAN. 9TH Union Bus May Buy Amberson Unit HARLINGEN — Hearing on the 1 application of the Union Bus Lines. Inc.. to acquire the properties of Joe Amberson will be held by tlie Interstate Commerce Commission at the Stephen F. Austin Hotel. Austin. January 9 at 10 a. m., it was learned here Saturday. Amberson. formerly connected with the Union Bus Lines, is seeking to transfer his interest to the bus firm which was purchased recently by the Bowen Motor Conches. The hearing will be held before Joint Board No. 77: The hearing is closely connected with a series of negotiations between bus lines interests who are seeking to establish bus lines in and out of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Continuation of a Texas Railroad Commission hearing on applications of Miller Pendleton, the Missouri Pacific Transportation Company, and the Blue Bus Company for certificates to operate lines over several routes in this section, will be held at Mercedes. January 6. Sales Increase RFC PONDERS WATER WORKS Federal Officials In Valley Hearing’ MERCEDES—Officials of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation at Washington are deciding what steps shall be taken to solve the contest which has arisen between Rio Grande Valley water districts over a contract between the Mercedes and Willacy county water districts for supplying water from the Rio Grande. The contract calls for the Mercedes district to supply the huge irrigation project which the Willacy district is planning to install with $4.800.000 in federal funds. L. H. Henry of Mercedes. Judge Mitchell of La Feria, C. L. Hunter of Brownsville and other Valley men opposed the contract at a hearing before the RFC at Washington last week. C. L. Huff of Mercedes. W. E. Anderson and W. D. Woodruff of Hargill supported the project in arguments delivered at the same time. Other speakers were Frank S. Robertson of San Benito and C. S. Clark of Austin, chairman of thi state board of water engineers. Opponents of the contract say it will jeopardize districts whose pumping plants on the Rio Grande are located below the Mercedes pump, since the Willacy district will require huge amounts of water. The RFC holds the Mercedes and WTillacy district’s bonds. Mother And Son Left In Orphan Home Reunited SCOTTSBLUFF. Neb. — (/Pi — Mrs. Camilla Warner, 59, of Los Angeles and the son she left in a Nebraska orphanage exchanged memories of a 41 year search for each other. Laughing through her tears. Mrs. Warner as reunited with her “little boy.” Richard Douglas Foster at Yoder, Wyo., where he drove to meet her train. She had not seen him since he was six months old. The searcii which took her to California ended. Mrs. Warner said “From now on I will begin ’ to live.” , Bodies Found Pilots Of Air Crash Thrown Clear SPOKANE —<7P>— The official searching party Sunday reported finding the bodies of two Northwest Airlines pilots, thrown clear of the wreckage of their mail plane on a mountainside 15 miles south of Kellogg. Idaho. The first definite word on the fate of the pilots came by forest service radio from the wreck scene, where salvagers recovered 500 pounds of Christmas mail from the big plane that crashed on mile-high Early Creek ridge December 18. In reply to the question ’ Were the bodies thrown clear?” the radio station on the spot said “Yes.” The answer cleared up varying reports as to whether the bodies of Pilots Joe Livermore and Arthur A. Haid had been seen in the crushed cabin when a searching party finally reached the scene Saturday. by his brother, of McAllen, in citrus fruit or- L u m b e r , Building Materials Lead HARLINGEN — The greatest percentage increase of retail sales in Texas during the month of November 1936 over the same period of 1936 was shown by lumber and building materials dealers with a net gain of 22 per cent, according to the department of commerce. Furniture stores showed the next highest gain with 17 per cent while filling stations showed a decline of four and one-half per cent. Texas retail sales showed a gain of 9.8 per cent over last year as ! compared with 1.7 per cent in Oklahoma and 7 2 per cent in New Mexi- so. Percentage increase is based upon dollar volume. College Students Visit Valley Homes HARLINGEN—More than 23 college students have returned here to spend the Christmas holidays, according to a partial survey Monday. Among the students are Lucille Stringer. John Cook Atchison. Jack Pate. Jack Tebbe. Hawthorne Phillips. Laner Cox. Edith Carden. Janet Wilson. Elizabeth Chaudoin. Mary Lee Koniakowsky, Hassie Browning Foster, Agnes Stark. Helen Flynn. Frences Peek. WTilma Clossan, Rcva Clark. Oswald Lee, Otto and Woodrow Gavinda. Lowell Oehme, Lois Chaudoin, Frances Chastain. Sara Chatfield. Virginia Jay. and Eunice and Thad Boyd. Eighty Townsend Members At Meet SAN BENITO — Approximately j ¿0 Town sen dites were in attendance at the pie supper given here at the citv hall Monday night by the San Benito Townsend Club, according to Dr. Carl E. Lunn, Harlingen. Townsend district organizer. Dr. Lunn and A. C. Moody, also . of Harlingen, were principal speakers at the Monday night meeting Dr. Lunn said that some 75 San Benito Townsen dites had indicated they would attend the meeting in Harlingen Wednesday mf^t. Burlington Diners To Use Texas Fruit McALLEN—Herbert R. Clarke of La Grange. 111., came to the Rio Grande Valley several days ago for a winter vacation. He is vice pres- | ident in charge of maintenance for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad, prominent northern carrier firm. Clarke, guided Robert N. Clarke spected scores of chards in the Rio Grande Valley. His conclusions as the result of his first tour of the Valley were summed up in his declaration that he is recommending that Texas grapefruit be served in diners on all C. B. and Q. trains in the future. He specified pink fruit, which is grown only in this state. With him on his Valley visit was his brother. Cecil A. Clarke, Wichita Kans., business man. Their visit marked the first time the three brothers have been reunited in 1G years. Valley Bankers Meet Slated January 16 MISSION—Members of the Rio Grande Valley Bankers Association will convene in their annual business session Saturday night, Jan. 16. at Weslaco for an election of officers, Harry L. Starr of Mission, president of the association, announced Monday. Starr said plans are now being perfected for a meeting of South Texas Bankers in the Valley in February, with Harlingen as con vention headquarters. The meeting will be visited by the ' flying squadron” of the Texas Bankers Association. which will aid the South Texas group in studying banking problems and policies. Fines Assessed In Precinct Court HARLINGEN—Carlos Rodriguez was fined $25 and costs on charges of disturbing the peace, and J. E Hunter was fined $10 and costs on vagrancy charges. Monday in Justice of the Peace Arthur Klein’s court. Both men were committed to jail- Arresting officers were Deputy Boynton Fleming and E. W. Anglin, respectively. Robert Harris was fined one dollar and costs, and Esperanza Garza $15 and costs in Justice of the Peace F. D. Nance's court here Monday. on charges of vagrancy. Arresting officers were Hickman Hill, and N. Noyola. San Benito Mexican Flees From Prison SAN BENITO—Guillermo Salazar. 25, of this city, escaped from the Texas prison farm Sunday where he was serving a 15-year sentence for murder. Salazar, along with two other men, all trusties, rode away on horses, according to Associated Press dispatches. No trace of the trio has been found, according to Manager O J. S. Ellington. Huere Road Program Outlined For U. S. WASHINGTON */P»— A national network of multiple land highways for cross country travel, and a system of bolt and radial roads for city traffic, were visualized by government experts Tuesday as the way to make automobiling safe and speedy. While the Bureau of Public Roads was announcing apportionment of $200.000.000 among the states, the bureau’s engineers were ready with proposals for sending this and later appropriations on the roads of the future. Thomas H. MacDonald, chief of the bureau, envisioned the motorist of a few years hence riding on roads designed especially for high speed automobiles. New Year Services HARLINGEN — Special services in recognition of the New Year will be held this week in St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Thursday night at 8 p. m. a Sylvester Eve service will be conducted. The pastor's sermon subject will be “A Gardener Seeking Fruit.” The purpose is to assist members of the congregation in , making the proper reflections and amendments. Aim of the New Year's Day service. scheduled for 10:30 Friday morning, is to teach fhe secret of entering the New Year in such a way as to make it a truly hanpy year. The subject will be The Lord’s Promise: Lo I am with Alwavs.” The public is cordially invited. FARM PRICES UP WASHINGTON — A 26 per cent advance in the average prices paid farmers for crops produced thi* year compared with 1935 was imported Tuesday by the agiicui'uie department. BUSINESS IN VALLEY TOPS ' THIS SEASON Christmas Sales Are Far Ahead Of Last Year THIEVES ENTER LEGGETT HOME Officers Seeking Clues Here HARLINGEN.— Members of the Cameron county sheriffs department are seeking some clue to the identity of thieves who entered the home of Mrs. Sarah Leggett near Briggs-Coleman Friday night and carried away clothing including a fur coat valued at $700. Deputy Sheriff Cage L. Johnston is investigating the robbery after attempts were made to trail the thieves with bloodhounds. Rains Friday night and early Saturday morning made 1he use of the dogs futile. Johnson said that he had several leads which may reveal the identity of the robbers who entered the home while its owner was visiting at San Benito. Jewelry of considerable value were overlooked by the robbers who ransacked every room of the residence with the exception of that in which the valuable are kept. Hidalgo Defendants Draw Heavv Fines McALLEN—Petty crimes cost defendants heavily in justice of the peace courts in McAllen and Pharr Monday. Judge Guy C. Seawell of McAllen fined George Edwards, j Weslaco negro. $18 for drunkenness: Bessie Graham. McAllen ne- fjress. $18 for disorderliness: and Jose Macias, McAllen. $24.80 for peace disturbance. Judge R. L. Savage of Pharr fined Camilo Tagle. Hidalgo. S'25 and costs for assaulting L. H. Thomas, also of Hidalgo: Vicente Lerma. Hidalgo. $50 and costs for rudely displaying a weapon in a public place; and docketed a complaint against Fsequiel Tanguma. Pharr, charging 4heft of citrus fruit. The complaint was filed by Carl Engert Jr.. with Deputy Sheriff George Ingram as the arresting officer. Roberson To Speak At Townsend Meet HARLINGEN — C. A. Roberson. Dallas, state director of program service for the Townsend movement, will bo principal speaker at a meeting of Valiev Townsendites at the Central Ward auditorium here Wednesday night. December 30. at 8 p.m., according to an announcement. Townsend clubs from all parts of the Valley have indicated they would send representatives to hear Roberson, who will appear in the Valley only at Harlingen Wednesday night. He will speak on the spiritual aspects of the movement, and will touch on organization within the movement. The Townsend Old Time Band will be present to furnish entertainment, it was stated. Sun Company Will Lease Oil Acreage MISSION.—Completion of a $31.000 oil leasing deal on 5.198 acres of land in El Bonadito grant of Starr and Hidalgo counties in the Rio Grande Valley was reported here. The Sun Oil C >mpany leased the acreage from F. D. Davenport and the Double-D Oil Company, both of Mission. The cash price is one dollar per acre as bonus, with rental of 50 cents per acre per year for h lOryear period. No immediate drilling plans were announced. The acreage is located about eight miles northeast of the Davenport- Slick-Urschel No. 1 Slick estate wi’dcat oil test in east central Starr county, which is now drilling on an 8000-foot contract. It is the deepest hole now active in the county. Penney President Sees Business Hike BROWNSVILLE Citing the* cast of his own company. E. C. Sams, president of the national J. C. Pen ney Co., Inc., painted a rosy business picture for the new year, in 1 statement here the past week-end Mr. Sams, owner of a large tra< of land in the Barreda district and icre with Mrs. Sams, spending th< holidays with their daughters, Mrs Larry Lightner of Brownsville, and Mrs. Dean Porter, of Olmito. stated that the business of the J. C. Penney Co., Inc.. is fourteen per cent great er this year than it was in 1935 and that the total volume of business in 1936 would approximate $225.000, 000 . Mission Rotary Hears Program MISSION -- Local artists presented musical numbers as nrogiam features of the Monday luncheon sesison of the Rotary Club. T. B Sammons introduced Mrs. Ann Kathryn Shedden who gave two soprano solo numbers and Miss Martha McCurdy whose piano numbers were enjoyed by the group. Hugh C. Proctor lei in singing popular songs. Ray D. Goodwin presided at the session. Guests were Charles M. Meiden. Oakland. Cain*.. Billy Bob Hodge. Mission, R. Bates, Dallas, William Bell. Donna. A. P. Powell. Harlingen, Miss Ivlc- Curdy, and Mrs. Shedden. Had (line Ü li minati*«! HARLINGEN — Shelves of Harlingen business houses were almost cleaned of Christmas merchandise Saturday after two weeks of heaviest retail sales in recent years, it was announced by merchants. Best Since 1929 The general upward trend of ousiness along with bonus and dividend payments to employes of business firms brought about the removal <of the largest stocks of mer- Ichandise since 1929, business men said. Total retail sales in this city during 1935 of over five million dollars, was expected to be surpassed when the records of 1936 are completely compiled. Perhaps the City of Harlingen faces the brightest prospects of any Vailey city with several new industrial plants under construction and negotiations under way for several others. Actual work has already begun on the cotton oil mill plant in north Harlingen and a large crew of workers are engaged in the building of five structures in which will be housed the largest cotton oil mill south of San Antonio. New Canning Plant Workmen arc busy with the construction of the Harlingen Canning Company plant on West Monroe Street, with one unit already completed and a large concrete and brick building now under construction. Building of the Inco Packing Company plant on the Rangerville Road will begin January 15. officials have announced and Dr. E. M. Lloyd will begin construction of a huge automobile storage on First and Harrison Streets January 15. Buys building Cudahy Buys Branch Valley Plant MERCEDES — Purchase of the building in which it is now located, and which it had leased for its preliminary operations, was announced Thursday by the Cudahy Packing Company of Chicago for its branch plant in Mercedes. A number of improvements have already been started at the structure. the purchase price on which was not announced A new drying room for cheese is being installed, as well as a new testing room, and the office is being remodeled. New machinery for the plant includes a can washer and drier, new vats with automatic agitators, and other equipment. One by one the deadly curves are being eliminated from V alley highways. Death curve south of San Benito "as widened. Now the nerve racking series of twists and turns near the Brownsville Country Club has been taken from the load of grief born by V allej motorists, being replaced with a delightful sweep of concrete. Pictured above is machinery and workmen placing the last stretch of concrete in this latest improvement to the Valley highway System. (Staff photo) 2 THOUSAND FRUIT SCHOOL GET TOYS HERE SLATED JAN. 26 Needy Families Of Three-Day Meet Set Harlingen Aided For Edinburg HARLINGEN — Approximately 2.000 children and members of needy families in the City of Harlingen were recipients of food and toys during Christmas by charitable and civic organizations of the city, according to reports of the various officials. Salvation Army Aids A Christmas party will be staged Tuesday night at the Salvation Army hail at 213 North Commerce Street at which time a large number of persons will receive gifts. The party will begin at 7:30 p. m.. according to officials of the Salvation Army. Approximately 1.700 children attended the Christmas Party at the American Legion arena on West Jackson Street. Thursday afternoon as the guests of the Legion. Lions. Rotary, Kiwanis and other organizations. Mayor Hugh Ramsey and Dan Murphy officiated during the event. Seventy-five baskets loaded with food, were delivered over the Valley to needy families by the Salvation Army Friday with 50 going to families of Harlingen. Lions Raise $90 Approximately $90 was given to the underprivileged children’s fund by the Lions Club following the Charity Ball which was held last Tuesday at the High School auditorium. Christmas of 1936 was the first year in the past several, in which food supplies and children's toys were more than ample for the number of needy persons, Harlingen officials said Saturday. A large number of toys and playthings repaired and repainted by members of the Harlingen fire department were distributed among the children of needy families in the cit.v. Food Collected Proceeds of a children's matinee sponsored by the Valley Morning Star and Arcadia Theater which consisted of bread and canned goods were given to charity organizations for distribution among the needy. Drainage Pushed San Benito Project Gets Under Wav SAN BENITO — Work on the project to improve the drainage of San Benito got under way here this week, with the widening and deepening of the drainage ditch east of the city. A ditch is also to be constructed along the railroad tracks from the city limits along the highway to a point near ' Dead Man’s Curve.” The drainage work is being done by the Cameron county drainage district No. 3 dragline, win approximate a cost of $6 000, and will require some four months, officials have said. ‘Discontent’ Battle Groups Are Formed NEW YORK—</P>—Formation of 371 units of a new group to be known as the Catholic Youth Organization to combat "apostles of discontent" in the New York metropolitan area was called for by Patrick Cardinal Hayes. Steps have been taken to affiliate with other diocesan Catholic youth organizations throughout the country under the same designation. Students Will Aid Safe Driving Move AUSTIN——Harvey Pulliam of Austin, president of the Texas Student Government Congress, said Monday the organization planned a statew ide safe driving campaign. Two University of Texas students. John W. Carpenter Jr.. of Dallas, and Justice Howard Amson Jr.. of Roswell, N. M., died eight days ago of injuries received in an automobile* accident while they were returning from a football game. EDINBURG — Group discussions of the vital problems affecting the i Citrus Industry (if Texas will take a large portion of the program of the Sixth Annual Texas Citrus Institute to be held at Edinburg. January 26th. 27th. and 28th. Institute workers now busily engaged in building the huge three day Annual Citrus program are planning for an endeavor to work out the solution for several of the current ills’ of the Texas Citrus Industry. According to these workers the Annual Citrus Institute affords a time and place for all interested to gather together for a common good. The Citrus Institute should serve not only as a medium for the dissemination of technical knowledge, but should also serve as a clearing hou e for problems incident to the industry as a whole, they further state. As anticipated by Institute workers at this early date such problems as the shipment of green fruit; the disorganized, disorderly present methods of marketing: and, the ridiculous.y low price being paid by canneries for good juice fruit, will be a few of the problems that will be brought up for discussion at the Citrus Institute with the ultimate aim of seeking solution. i Woman Is Shot 1 Christmas Shooting Proves Fatal JACKSONVILLE. Tex. ( V Funeral services were held here Saturday for Mrs. W. T. McKinney, slain by a blast from a shotgun at a Christmas Day family dinner party. Her husband, slightly wounded was able to attend the services. Y. A. McGowan of Houston, who recently was divorced by Mrs. McKinney's niece, Louise Beall, is in jail at Rusk on a murder charge in the shooting He refused to make a statement. Mrs. McKinney was well-known in east Texas church and club work. Hidalgo Tax Rate Low Says Journal EDINBURG The Hidalgo county tax rate of 90 cents is only three and one-third cents higher than the average county tax rate in Texas, according to figures announced here by the Texas Tax Journal, published at Austin. The state average is 86 2-5 cents. The county rate here has been decreased from $2.25 in 1929 to 90 cents in 1936. a reduction of $1.35. in six years, according to the journey'. The lowest tax rates for any Texas counties are credited to Roberts and Ector counties, which have rates of 25 cents each. Christmas Sea! Sale Brings $157 In Cash SAN BENITO Sale of Christmas Seals, for the benefit of tuber- culars. totaled $157 46 here Thursday for San Benito territory, according to Morgan B. Finley, secretary of the Cameron County Anti- Tuberculosis Asociation, and general chairman of the Christmas Seal drive. Totals over the county will not be turned in until January 5, Finley said, but that indications are that the seals this year will have a better sale than last year. ASSESSED UNf: HARLINGEN - John Hard, near Combes, was fined one dollar and costs in Judge Aithur Klein's ,1 tice court here Tuesday, on charges of operating a wagon on ih„‘ highway without hghts. The charge was filed by County Traffic Officer Law* n Angim. The case m ^ out of th * traffic accident two miles ues-t * f Combes Monday night, in which the wagon operated by Hand and an automobile driven by C. W. Duncan. Santa Rosa, were i 1 collision. Hand suffered minor bru;sei and Duncan escaped injur». The ant«nr*ohile was considerably damaged. The horses drawing the wagon were also cut in several places. j CARTER CASE PROBE NEAR FINAL CHECK Examining Trial For Mrs. Carter Is Delayed SHELLS FOUND Richards Shot Three Times With Small Caliber Gun; Found In Auto EDCOUCH—Examining trial for Mrs. W. O. Carter here, confessed slayer of Pies B. Richards at th3 Carter home Friday afternoon, was | not held Monday as scheduled. ; pending final checking of details by District Attorney Rogers Kelly, who was working on the case Monday night. Ktlly' was conducting an investigation into the unexplained bullet hole found in Richard’s car. the time of the shooting, and the shells from the .32 automatic pistol which took [the life of Richards. 28. farmer- tnicker here. The shells from the gun were found in the Carter home last Saturday. The lone bullet hole in the radiator of the dead man's car could not have been made by a bullet fired from the Carter’s home, officers said, and Kelly Monday- night was trying to unsnarl this and other angles. CANAL WORK I NEARING END | Fourteen Miles Of Pipe Laid MISSION.--Erection of 14 miles of concrete pit e and 31 miles of ! concrete lined canals for the Hidalgo County’ Water Control and Improvement District No. 7. the Mis ion district stands complete. E. Perne Congdon. manager of the district , announced. The job has been done 1 at .1 cost of approximately $280.000 he said. rI he principal contract for work was held by the Cement Gun Company*. Allentown, Pa., which spent $100.000 1 n payrolls for 2155 000 man- hour- of work, or an average hourly wage of 43 cents. This total, it war. explained, did not include the pay lists of three sun-contractors. An average of 400 men were employed during the construction period of II months. Other exprnse included $76.000 for cement. $10.000 for gates. $10,POO for copper, $6.000 for sand $23.000 for reinforcing steel. $33.000 for concrete pipe, $12 000 for gasoline and $10.000 for miscellaneous materials. Having completed the local job. the Cement Gun Company i> now at work on a sub-contract with R. W. Briggs and Companv of Pharr in district No. 1 the Edinburg dis- triet. The contract calls for 535.000 square feet of concrete canal lining. Mason To Receive Paramount Honors McALLEN—L. J. Mason, McAllen theatre manager, is one of nine South Texas theatre men scheduled to receive silver medallions from the Paramount Pictures Corporation soon in honor of their 25 years in theatre work, according to information received here. The medallions will be given those managers who showed Adolph Zukor’s first feature length film ' Queen Elizabeth.’ a quarter of a century ago. At that time Mason was operating a sheet-iron theatre building at Harlingen, prior to coming to McAllen. John C. Fanning, Brownsville, is the only other Valley theatre manager who has been cited for one of the medallions along with Mason. M. S. Lexington Due At Port Isabel PORT ISABEL — The M S. 1,' X- ington, Texas Refrigerator Steamship Lines freighter scheduled ta arrive at port here Saturday at dusk Lorn New York for the second b< at load of Rio Grande Valley citrus fruit, had not arrived Saturday. officials said. No trouble has been experienced in getting fruit for the refrigerated haul to eastern ports from Port Isabel, and officials stated that with the resumption of coastwise traffic following the recent seamen’s strike, a regular schedule of sailings will be maintained out of Port Isabel. Mexican General Is Sent Valley Fruit HARLINGEN - A complimentary basket of Redblush grapefruit was shipped to Genera! Sanchez Tapia. Mexican general i? si mo. by the Sam J. Baker Nursery Company here, according to Baker Thursday. The Mexican government is pro- fusing a large citrus development south of Mexico city, and the fruit was sent to acquaint them w ith the Valley’s prize citrus product HOLIDAY MAIL HEAVY McALLEN The Christmas rush over a five-day period in McAllen resulted in the delivery of 7634 packages. according to figures disclosed Tuesday by Postmaster Harry S. Merls. The rush occurred Dec 21. 22. 23 . 24 and 26. An average of 1527 package« per dav 153 per hour and two and one-half per minute weer handled at the office.
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