The Brownsville Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 42, No. 131, Ed. 1 Sunday, December 10, 1933 Page: 9 of 24

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Outside Influence Blamed for Heated Battle Over Hidalgo Relief Set-Up
• Special to The Herald)
MISSION. Dec. A strong be-
lief that the troubles of Hidalgo
county over naming a county relief
board would have been settled long
age had not outside influences in-
truded is expressed in a statement
by Ralph 6. Bray of Mission
member of the Democratic com-
mittee of the county.
Bray has been active in seeking
to reunite the normal Democrats
of the county.
In his statement a part of which |
Is reproduced below. Bray points
out that of the eight names sug-
gested by the Democratic com-
mittee for the board four are ac-
ceptable to the Good Government
League and that of the five men
suggested by the commissioner**
court three are men who were al- •
ready being considered by the j
Democratic committee.
•Caustic* Critic Ism
His statement in part follows:
“A lew weeks .ago I made a
caustic criticism of the executive j
committee of which I am a mem-1
ber for apparent sins of omission.
I scored the chairman. J. C. j
Looney for failure to assert him- j
seif and I suggested a plan that
was fair to all. and which neither |
side could subscribe to with the
gf :rance that Justice would be
done. That statement brought forth I
commendation from a number of
leaders in both factions. They ■
pledged themselves to such a pro- i
gram. It looked like we might get
some place.
"Mr. Looney called a meeting of
the democratic executive committee.
That con imittee was unanimous in
the opinion that everything possi-
ble and consistent should be done j
to heal political wounds I offered ;
a resolution aimed to accomplish j
this. The resolution was tabled on |
the grounds that that part of it I
dealing with the placing of Good j
Government democrats on the com- I
mlttee could not be accomplished I
in that such committeemen like J
any county official was elected by
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Still Making Eyes
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They’re Just like thet these two. say Hollywood's rumor
hounds. But that's ss far as they can go as yet—Bert Wheeler
still being officially **hltchrd.M Bnt Patricia Parker at right
doesn't stem to care much so long as she can look into Bert’s
dassling eyes.
the people and that to ask this
committeeman to resign would be
presuming too much. Leaders In
the Good Government league to
whom I have talked do not object
to that and say they are willing
to let that situation go on as it is.
Another resolution was adopted
and this has been made public.
Party Pledged
“That resolution pledges the
party to a fair distribution of elec-
tion Judges. It promises the same
consideration to returning demo-
crats as those in the party receive
ft puts the party in the county on
record squarely tor honest elec-
tions and equity and tolerance. I
understand the resolution has been
well taken on all sides. It is true
It did not go as far as many of us
had hoped but it is a step in the
right direction and it can. and I
am sure will result In much good.
“The party went on record
strongly In the matter of handling
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I The Bankers’ Code
H Is cow in effect and we will be glad to have our owstomera
|j| eali so thai we may explain to them the various service
H chargee contained in the schedule of charges under this Code.
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and go away keep p
them constantly near fc.
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its own business. rather than per-
mitting outsiders or self-appointed
persons to speak lor it. A group
was named as a steering committee
to handle party affairs and any af-
fairs of a public nature in which
the party was concerned. We had
in mind the CWA committee for
the county. On the steering com-
mittee were Mr. Loonel Henry
Whitten burg. 8. N. McWhorter. T.
C. Downs and myself. We met a
day or so later with Mr. Holliday
of El Paso special agent for the
state relief organization.
It was our duty to name per-
sona who were honest capable and
who would see that Justice was done.
It was natural that Democrats
should be named but we took cau-
tion to name Democrats who were
not affiliated with the old ad-
ministration. Mr. Holliday read a
list of names that had been sub-
mitted to him by the Good Gov-
ernment league or its agent*. And
to Mr. Holliday’s surprise and
perhaps to our own. we f| md that
three of those named were men
we had in mind. In fact there was
but one single objection to names
submitted by the O. O. L. We gave
Mr. Holliday a list of about eight
names from which we hoped he
would make hla selections. At least
four persons on that list were men
who had been named by the other
group. We did not attempt In any
way to say who the board should
be. but stated to Mr. Holliday that
we were anxious to get the best
men possible and to conciliate as
far aa possible any differences.
When Mr. Holliday left we did not
know whc 1m was going to name.
*Owv Stepped Bonds'
“Something happened after Mr.
Holliday left our committee. He Is
to blame to the extent that he was
not warranted in going outside of
names suggested by the committee
or the ctoup representing the O.
G. L. But that is what happened.
Some politician took it upon himself
to “hand pick" the appointees. Not
that a single one of the men nam-
ed were not honest and highly res-
pected clttaena. But that one or
two of them “caused the enemy to
see red.” That politician overstep-
; ped the bounds of politicial pro-
priety and Justice and much of
the blame for the dismal situation
today rests with him. But some
rests elsewhere.
"According to the law the com-
missioners’ court is delegated with
I the responsibility of selecting the
i relief committee however and
there’s the rub subject to the ap-
proval of the state authorities.
Now those state authorities are
democrats. They are for the demo-
cratic party in Hidalgo county.
They are going to be guided large-
ly by the recommendations of
democrats. That Austin committee
listens to Sen. Archie Parr because
Parr has influence whether we
like It or not. Parr’s Is bitter
against the G. G. L. and has and
probably will continue to go out of
his way to block any of their
moves whether we like it or not.
“The commissioners erred in that
rather than take a committee that
by and large was or should have
KOUNTZE Dec. 9 Racial
tension caused by the brutal mur-
der of a white woman and the sub-
sequent burning by a mob of a
negro's body hsd subsided In the
Kcdntze area today.
The trouble started a week ago
when the body of Mrs. Mellle
Brockman wife of a farmer living
near Kountze. was found on the
highway leading Into town Offi-
cers said she had been criminally
attacked and shot.
Mob Seise* Body
After investigation officers charg-
ed a negro ex-convict David Greg-
ory with the attack and slaying.
An intensive search for him was
begun and he was located Thurs-
day night hiding In the belfry of a
negro church at Voth. A deputy
sheriff shot and fatally wounded
him when he allegedly drew a pis-
tol. He died In the custody of of-
Shortly afterward a mob of angry
cltisens. numbering some 400. which
had formed at Kountae seized th»
body dragged It through the negro
section of town mutilated It and
finally burned It.
* Mere Violence Feared
The mob dispersed but officers
who were guarding several other
negroes under arrest in the Hardin
oounty jail feared for a time that
threats against these negroes might
be carried out. The negroes had
been arrested for investigation in
the Brockman killing
One negro was rushed out of
town at the request of Sheriff
Miles Jordan after the negro re-
ported being beaten by a group of
white men. The sheriff planned to
release three of the negroes held
in jail and send them out of the
area as a precautionary measure.
Other negroes In the community
were uneasy and some left their
homes temporarily.
ST JOHN Que. Dec. 9 —
Two men were held by customs of-
ficials today as members of a ring
which in the last six months has
been estimated to have smuggled
gold to the value of 11.000.000 Into
Canada from the United States.
Arrested yesterday at St. Andre
Road (Cap R) Que. customs of-
fice. the men gave their names as
Arthur Kappel of New York and
John Sullivan of Yonkers N. Y.
Authorities said they had m
their possession a bar of gold
roughly weighing 100 ounces and
valued at $4000.
The men were arraigned before
Justice of the Peace A. E. Lecuyw
prothonotary of the superior court
here and charged with having ct-
tempted to bring undeclared goo Is
across the international border.
Ball was set at $5000.
ROME—MP)—Evening clothes for
army officers constitute one of the
Innovations established by Benito
Mussolini war minister.
A published announcement In-
forms the officers that a special
uniform appropriate for ballroom
wear Is being designed for them.
The Military Gazette lists this
among the important Improve-
ments In the service since the dues
took over the ministry last July.
been acceptable to them. In that
that committer was made up of
good citizens although possessing
one or two partisan democrats;
they went to the other extreme by
selecting a committee that was al-
most solidly G. G. L.. and certain-
ly not acceptable to the democrats.
•'The unfortunate thing about the
whole mess la that only two or
three men are responsible for it.
while all of us mast suffer on the
sidelines. I don't believe anything
Is to be accomplished fc# mincing
words. I believe it is time we
spoke out the truth even If it
_ Life _
(By The Associated Prese)
NEW CASTLE. Pa. — They U
still go when the wagon comes In
New Castle but they're going to
pay for the ride. Asserting that
"If a man can pay two bits for
a shot of liquor he can afford to
pay for the uae of the polios car
If ht gets dnjpk." Mayor May ns
has announced that a "taxi tart"
will be charged all intoxicated
riders In the Black Maria.
Appearances are Deceitful
CHICAOO —She shivered and
she shook for It was oold in Chi-
She stood on s street corner
and as John Barry put it *he
• seemed such a nice girl."
So he offered her a ride in his
car. She accepted. Would sne
have a cigarette? Barry How-
ever was out of smokes. So he
offered 16 cents to buy a package
about which time he said the
girl drew a revolver and an-
nounced it was a stickup.
A policeman arrested her. She
said she was ‘Mary Doe" ad-
dress: nowhere.
White Meat For Charity
La JUNTA Cok).—Russell Wha-
ley New York buyer bid and bid
and bid for charity. After boost-
ing the amount to 13 a pound
he bought the champion turkey
at the La Junta Turkey Show.
The bird weighed 3o pounds.
Whaley wrote a check for W
and Paul J. Herahey. who owned
the gobbler announced he would
donate the money to the Salva-
tion Army.
Precious Gifts
ST LOUIS—Six Miiall botties
of gin bearing a Holland label
and dated 1837 today were added
to the -/Election of Lindbergn
trophies at the Jefferson Me-
The gin was among the glfta
to Col. Charles A. Lindbergh
during his recent visit to Holland.
Attendants at the memorial said
no extra guards would be added.
Barbara Stanwyck
Recovers Health
HOLLYWOOD Dec. •. —{in-
sufficiently recovered to resume
work. Barbara Stanwyck screen
actress returns to Hollywood today
from her Malibu Beach home Miss
Stanwyck's physical condition had
causes concern since her ~oilapM
in Boston recently while on a per-
sona] appearance tour.
Injuries suffered to her back
several years ago were further ag-
gravated by the strenuous thea-
trical tour she plans a long rest
after completion of her present
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WASHINGTON. Dm. I. <*»>—'The
administration hat opened the way
for congress to establish a national
taxation system by which the fed-
eral government would collect all
revenues and divide them between
the nation's treasury states and
political sub-divisions.
The interdepartmental committee
eet up by Pres. Roosevelt to study
alcoholic beverage taxation has
suggested to congress that 90 per
cent of the total federal receipts on
liquor be returned to the states to
prevent double levies.
Governors Called
This is in lint officials and mem-
bers of congress claim with the
president's plan to eall a conference
of governor* for the purpose of
eliminating not only double taxa-
tion of liquor but that of other
commodities and articles.
The Idea Is not exactly original
with this administration. Its prin-
ciple was first invoked in estate
taxes collegsd by the federal gov-
ernment. a large portion of which
is returned to the states In which
the collections are made.
with the growth of duplicating
taxes by the federal state county
and municipal governments the
question is being given serious
consideration in both administra-
tive and congressional quarters.
Want Single System
An exhaustive study has been
completed by the house double
taxation committee headed by Rep.
Vinson (D-Ky) which recommend-
ed a single system to simplify col-
lections and ease the burden on
the tax payers.
Experts with the house ways and
means committee cited that federal
and state governments both impose
taxes on gasoline tobacco and
cigarettes as do some counties and
cities. Manx states also have In-
come levies like the federal govern-
“There is always the feeling
that something good Is around tha
corner'' says Urs. Roosevelt Pros-
perity has been so over-worked.
I Seed Potatoes
Better Seed at
Cheaper Price# f
I Fred F. Adkins
Riverside Hotel
I Phone 871
I Brownsville. Texas
Train Wreck Kills 2
—Two tmn> were Ulted end lour
other* injured two probably fatal-
ly late laat nitht when the Sporta*
man. crack flyer of the Cheaapeafee
IP7"7 ."!
and Ohio railroad «u derailed
one mile northeeet of here 4 4
The dead: * " ^
Harry oreahmaa. 4d. engineer. «V
Covington. Ky.
An unidentified negro tram
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