The Cawker City News from Cawker City, Kansas on June 13, 1935 · 2
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The Cawker City News from Cawker City, Kansas · 2

Cawker City, Kansas
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Thursday, June 13, 1935
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TIIE CAWKER CITY NEWS THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 10.15 TIIE CAWKER CITY NEWS Join R. Peach, editor and publisher Craig E. Blouse, associate editor Published Each Thursday Entered at Second Clam Matter mt the Pout Office in Cawker City, Mitchell County, Kansas, November 2nd, 1934. Subscription Ratfs 11.60 Per Year In Advance Advertising Uatea Classified Ads, lc Ter Word. Reading Locals, 5c Per Line. Front Tare Locals 10c Ter Line. WISE AND TIMELY ACTION- With the recent ruling1 of the Supreme Court on the XKA the Secretary of Agriculture with other Farm Leaders are making plans to put the AAA program in such a shape that it shall be within the Constitutional in-terpitations of the Supreme Court. This action is to be commended for our Great Deliberating Body, the National Congress, fell down on its reputation during the former session of congress, and took to much for granted and did not use the good sound judgment which has been the custom of this body in the past. Washington writers have said that the Attorneys for the various government bureaus have been at fault in assuming that anything could get by the court as long as it was an emergency measure. Agricultural legislation is not an emergency measure and the farmers of our great country do not want it considered as such ard it in no way should be considered Farm Relief. It should be consifVred only as Producers Equalization Legislation. Progressive steps have been made in the past years on the part of farm dealers. The old Federal Farm Board was a step but it was found wanting and as soon as it was proven that it was not the practical way to solve the farm problem farm leaders over the nation started looking for better methods to solve their problems, and farm leaders of Kansas have in a great measure been responsible for the present wheat allotment plan. And if the young attorneys in Washington who have been working on the Agricultural Adjustment Act legislation are unable, to work out a program which shall come within the limits of our Constitution, then possibly they can get some help from some real constitutional lawyers, and if need be, call former senator James Reed of Missouri, and another constitutional lawyer, former Democratic candidate for President, John Davis of New York, who has done very effective work for larger corporations and as farming, is one of the largest businesses in our Nation it 6hould have just as able legal guidance as any business. But nevcr-the-Iess the wheat allotment plan is a real step in the right direction and the farmers should work with their leaders and advise their congressmen what their ideas are in matters of farm legislation. The Supreme Court warning on the NRA should be sufficient reason for the AAA leaders to assure themselves of sound legislation but a word from farmers themselves to their Congressman or Senator, on what you Kansas farmers think, will help them in judging what will be the best for their districts or state. WARNING A warning to immunize against typhoid, since wells are flooded, has been sent out by the Kansas State Board of Health. Water should not be used from pointed wells unless boiled or treated with a chlorine compound. To clean flooded wells, lower turbidity, and disinfect, place 1-2 to 1 pound of chlorinated lime in the well, depending on diameter and depth of the well. Mix chlorine of lime to a thin paste in water with added water to make 2 gallons. Pour in well. After being stirred the water in the well should be allowed to stand 10 or 12 hours and then thoroughly pumped out before use. For drinking water in small quantities, take one teaspoonful of chloride of lime, mix to thin paste and add water to make one pint. Add one table spoonful of the solution to KDcr.n ad rci i roc" TAKE HOUR. FINGER -OFF THAT.PlKHE.AD! THATS PLYPAPER. TO CATCH FLIES m Mi 10 pullon of water, stir and allow to stand 1-2 hour before using. If water is very muddy use 2 table spoonfuls to each 10 gallons of water. There is known to be one well in this city with possibly several in the surrounding territory which have been flooded during the recent high waters. WASHINGTON IMPRESSIONS (By C. W. II.) The Washington fisherman is a lazy cii8St. When he goes to the hniiliR of the Potomac he sticks his pole in the ground, attaches a small bell to it and sprawls out for a nap. When a fish grabs the book the bell start riiiL'iiiL-. the anirler lazilv a- wakes, takes off the fish and resumes Imh snooze. Old Man Gloom is still hanging around the Cabinet members and the other leading New Dealers. Some are asking themselves whether even the four billion dollar work-relief program was constitutional. Others are saying the money will be spent before anybody ran find out. t'nless you ask the Government for at least a few hundred thousand dollars in Washington, you are consid ered a piker. Before a recent meet ing of the National lu vers and Harbors Congress a representative from Ohio said, "Via afraid I owe you an apology for taking up your time. I haven't heard anyone asking for less than several hundred thousand dollars, and all it would cost to have oilr creek drained and cleaned would be only $10,000." This talk about having a woman as Vice-President makes the writer think that the candidate to this position would do well to consider some of its responsibilities, such as hand shaking. A few days 8go Mrs. Roosevelt stated that she shook hands with 4,157 guests of the White House dur ing the preceeding week. Those little bottles with a sifter top that one sees on the Senators' desks contain smirl. It U used for blotting purposes, just as in colonial days. But only one type of sand, il-menite, can be used. It pays to advertise even in Washington. When Secretary of Labor, Frances Perkins sees an ad in a newspaper of a dress she likes she orders the model in the proper size and color. And they do say Miss Perkins is always smartly dressed. Hueysiana is the title placed on all territory controlled by Huey Long back home according to gome localities. CHITCHAT By H. L Tatterson Thirty odd years ago George M. Cohan sang, ''Give my regards to Broadway, Remember me to Herald Square, Tell all the gang on 42nd Street, That I will soon be there." Herald Square has ceased to be a center of night life these many, many years. It is hedged about by stores and second rate hotels. After six o'clock in the evening it is almost pastoral in its quietness. The only noise which breaks the stillness is the rattle and squeak of the antiquated elevated railway which bisects the square. Forty Second Street has a'so passed into the limbo of forgotten things. The street which once rightfully boasted of more theatres to the block than any other on earth now resembles Coney Island or the Midway of a cheap carnival show. Ten cent movie houses, hot dog stands, cheap hotels, cheaper restaurants, shabby burlesque shows. Where brilliant electric signs in years gone by blazoned the names of current stars of the dramatic and operatic stage, the passerby is now enticed by such allurements as, straight rye, 15 cents, ice cold beer 10 cents, five course dinner with free beer, 40 cents. The barker before a burlesque show chants, "Step right up Gents. The big show is just starting. See Manhattan's niftiest cuties. See the famous act that made Paris blush. Only 50SM, BUT ITS , STICKY, MOM? THERES TWO FLIES OH IT ALREADY, MOM! twenty-five cents for the best seats in the house. Step right in Gents and if you don't see more for a quarter than in any other place in Noo Yawk come and see me after the show. Step right in Gents. Beauty's most daring secrets revealed for only twenty five cents." Bums sleep peacefully on the sidewalk entirely oblivious to the most daring secrets of beauty. Phonographs and radio loud speakers blare from the cafeterias and quick lunch rooms. A garish bus station offers Boston $3.00, Pittsburg $tl.75, Chicago Special $13.00, Los Angeles $34.50. Chorus girls with their muke up thick on their faces hurry out of the burlesque houses and into the lunch rooms to grab a quick snack before the next performance. Labor strife adds its snarl to the general din. Before practically every theatre, bar and restaurant the pickets parade with their signs. The signs are uniformly the same, "Don't patronize this theatre. Refuses to employ union workers." Change theatre to store or restaurant and you huvc all the other signs. Occasionally you see pickets picketing pickets. Then the signs read, "We Lave no labor troubles. Our employees are paid the union wage." The public mills about the various entrances ut-tirly indifferent to the pickets unless cne getB in the way. Then, "Why-n't you hire a hallf," brings a similarly brilliant retort from the picket and if fisticuffs result a crowd quick-uj gathers to enjoy the free entertainment. The police saunter up and chase the belligerents in opposite directions and the spectators move on to new sights. One of the few places free of labor troubles is the Flea Circus. The performers in this enterprise apparently cannot be counted on to pay dues and so are not worth organizing. This is the Forty Second Street that Hollywood still depicts as the cross roads of the world and great theatrical center. The theatres and gay restaurants have all moved uptown long, long ago. The Forty Second Street that Cohan sung of is just a faded memory. I I I The French are making much ado about the initial voyage of their new ship the Normandie. On its first trip from Le Havre to New York it broke all existing ocean speed records. This ship, the largest and fastest in the world and the most luxurious, was built by the French Government. All Americans should be interested in this ship. It was built with some of the millions which we foolishly loaned the French and which they now tell up they never intend to repay. This ship, built with American money, will compete with American ships and American sailors. Ill . ' Now that the Government has re fused to pay the American Legion off with printing press money, why don't the Legion start a fight for co'leetion of the war debts and use that money for the bonus. The money owed us by the French alone would more than pay the bonus. Ill The country boy yearns to dash off to the city and make his fortune. The city lad longs for the good air and food of the country. Seventy miles from the heart of the undernourished and ill educated Manhattan is a school that enables city boy to get a start on the farm. The school is on the 300 acre estate of George T. Bowdoin, noted philan thropist. Here city boys are taught how to milk cows, harness horses, handle a plow and the many things which make up the daily routine of a farm. The students for this unusual school are selected from the streets of New York by the Children's Aid Society. After graduation they are placed on upstate farms at pav ranging from l.i.00 to $2,100 a month and board. None of the graduates have shown any desire to return to the city and the school has a large waiting list. I I I Figures reecnt'y published by one of the large insurance companies show that in the last fifteen years more than 350,000 have been killed in automobile accidents in the United States. This number of deaths exceeds the total of American troops killed in all the wars this country has ever engaged in. The total killed in CAPITOL COMMENTS (By Special Tojuku Correspondent) Kansas historians are writing 1035 flood records along side the disasters of 1003, 1008 and 1015. Coming down the Republican river from its source in extreme northwestern Kansas, southwestern Nebraska and Colorado, the rairing torrent a rushed the full length of the river leaving devests t ion in its wake. In addition to the property loss Nebruska suffered great loss of lite as the water travelled at a terrific rate along the southern edge of the state at night. While the en tire Republican valley in Kansas, from Scandia to Junction City was flooded, with hundreds of thousands of dollars loss in property, the loss of life was considered small in compari son to floods of other periods. Eight Kansans lost their lives in the flood throughout its path of several hund red miles. From Junction City to Kansas City where the haw river empties into the Missouri, not a single death was reported. J he Republican flood was the worst in history. At Manhattan flood waters of the Blue river met those of the Republican con tinning the torrents down the Kaw The Kaw river flood generally ex the Revolution of 1770, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish War and the war fought to save the French from a spanking by the Germans in 1014 is less than those mowed down by the automobiles in the piping times of pence. An appropriate slogan would be, "Join the Armv and be safe." I I I Two roisterers recently piled their cur into an elevated railway post. While the police and hospital internes labored to extricate them from (lie liaf.tered remains or their car, their radio unhurt, blared from the depths of the wreckage, "I'll be glad when voii're dead, you rascal you." i i i A book recently published which deserves the enrefu1 reading of every American is "The Road to War" by Walter Millis. It shows in detail and from authentic government documents bow we were enticed into the European War of 1014-1919 and made to pay for the whole ghastly entertainment. All of our present troubles stem from that foolish adventure. The book is too strong a meat for children, but every adult above high school age should read it. It is informative and as exciting reading as a Hollywood thriller. Here is truth stranger than fiction. For Summer Driving You Need-- Pyroil Protection From our pumps it costs no more. ill? t rrrvTTVirnn w mmML . . . YES AMD THERE LL BE. A LOT MORE SOON. ceeded that of 1008 but was less severe than that of 1903. I I I Modern communication methods and a well organized system of warning for areas in the path of the flood are given much credit for keeping down tbe toll in human life. Tweuty- two men from the state highway pat rol were assigned to flood duty as soon as the Republican waters struck Kansas. They assisted in giving flood warnings, watched the rate of rise, kept flooded highways closed, and gave help where needed in rescuing persons, livestock or property. At topeka and Lawrence, seven units of the Kansas national guard were ordered out by Governor Landon to assist in warning, patrol and rescue work. Every farmer in the Kaw bottoms near the danger line was given ftersonal warning of the coining flood. Highways in the line of the water were closed before the danger stage was reached. I I I As the waters dropped below the danger point in the lower Kaw bottoms late last week. Wint Smith, head of the state highway patrol, took his first nights sleep since the waters reached the flood stage early in the week. Members of the patrol told about humorous incidents as well as tragic ones in which they took part or witnessed as they were relieved of flood duty. Most of them merely grinned at their own loss of sleep as they smilingly pointed out that their chief hadn't been out of his clothes for a week. I I I Don Dever, state highway patrolman on duty in Lawrence at the time a broken dike allowed all of North Lawrence to flood, is given credit for one of the prize rescues. Dever was told that someone was calling for help in the North Lawrence area where water was several feet deep in many places. Dever and an assistant took a boat and rushed to the source of the call. "We found a goat tied to a tree almost under water," Dever laughingly explained. "He seemed more than pleased to be taken to higher ground." I I I Warnings against dangers of sickness and methods of protection ntrain-st water contamination are being rushed to all flood areas in the state through effort of the Kansas State Board of Health. Chloride of lime and directions for its use in cleaning flooded wells are being made available in every county the flood waters visited. This chloride is being made available through county poor commissioners. Typhoid vaccine, enough to immunize more than 4,000 persons i has already been distributed. Ill Tbe rebuilding of destroyed bridges and the repairing of damaged highways were launched as fast as flood waters permitted. Assisted by state highway engineers and others, Harry Darby, state highway director, began a survey of flood damage while the torrents were still at their height in many places. Darby then made a personal report to Clifford Shoemaker, district engineer, United States Bureau of Public Roads. Mr. Shoemaker assured the Kansas state t t A Trial Will Prove It's Worth Ora Burden K.-T. SERVICE STATION Phone 148 t aiNUiNi rvnoiL to rat-eta y U. ., Canadian an foralaa tantalaauadtaW.V. Inner, It. Inventor. loan. Had tn HthaaraDhaa.fac auiD u pIKXNr OTKII ignatura aalaw III HOW DID YOU TEACH THE FLIES TO SIT ON. IT, MOM? highway director all possible assistance in bringing Kansas highways back to a state of repair comparable to that before the floods. "While no definite assurance was given that Kansas will receive any additional funds," Darby said, "we are bope- tul." I I I A survey by state highway engineers showed that 10 state highway bridges were badiy damaged or completely destroyed. Bridges on U. S. highway 30 were virtually destroyed at Scandia and at St. Francis. The bridge over the Republican river at Concordia was washed away, and one west of Clay Center on highway 81 was wiped out. New bridges were in construction at tbe last two named points before the flood. The bridge on the Kaw river at Manhattan on highways 20 and 13 was badly damaged. Other bridges taken by the Hoods are: two over Mill Creek on K 11 near Maple Hill; one on K 11 between Alma and Eskridge; one on K 11 near Mamego; and one on K 21 over the Smokv Hill river south f J Wakecncy. A blanket mortgage is one that keeps a man warm while he is trying to pay it. No one has ever answered this question: Wog Eve a blonde or burnette, or was she modern enough to know bow to be both! DR. J. R. BROWN -DENTIST Office over Tyrrell Barber Shop Office Hours 9 to 12; 1 to 5 t Office . 94 -PIIONE Res. 95 Keep That WELL GROOMED APPEARANCE Ladies Work A Specialty TYRELL BARBER SHOP I. E. PETITT Jewe'er Optometrist Gifts From Our Store Are Gifts That Last Railroad Watch Inspector Downs, Kansas . . . When Something J Wrong With Your ! 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