Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on January 7, 1935 · Page 2
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PAGE "TWO THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS, Pampa, Texas EDITOR AL ALLRED TACKLES NO. 1 PROBLEM James V. Allrecl went to Washington to talk relief problems with the federal government. Since his returns he has conferred at length with those familiar with the Texas situation. His statements of last week indicate that he will take immediate action to place the problem before the legislature. Relief is not a problem that lawmakers like to tackle. They like to make promises in the campaigns, but to put their promises into laws appropriating large sums is to remind taxpayers that they also promised to curtail expenditures. The ideas of property taxpayers, large and small, differ radically with those of persons who have no property and do not feel the ad valorem tax burden. The Texas Relief commission began the new year with a case load of 300,667 men and women who are jobless. These, with their dependents, constitute, it is estimated, 21 per cent of the Texas citizenship. The problem is therefore the most serious which the state faces. Winter is here. . Hanger and suffering cannot 'be ignored. Yet when there are approximately 1,225,000 persons receiving budgeted allowances every week, the problem is not merely one of the winter but one of finding a way to rehabilitate these families and take them permanently off the relief rolls. The federal government alloted $3,674,695 to Texas for relief during January. This seems a large sum. But compare it with the 1,225,000 persons it must help and the inadequateness of it is obvious. Moreover, the federal government 'is abandoning its work for and with the "unemployables." The state and the various counties will have a huge task to sort out and care for these. It should be noted that cost of administering relief funds in Texas during November amounted to 9.47 per cent of the obligations incurred by the county boards during the month. Administrative costs in other states and through other agencies have been much higher, it is claimed. Rehabilitating those on relief after months of budget r ing for them will be arduous. All kinds of folks have sought relief. Some of them are eager to work and to take their names from the relief rolls. Others are pleased by their status and would be happy to remain on the rolls the rest of their lives. Many are having more to eat and wear than they did dui'ing prosperous times. The Man of Gallilee suggested that he who is unwilling to work should not eat. If this test were rigidly applied, the relief rolls would be smaller than they are nice white new one . . . And Gertrude Stein insisted that "the people the Russians are killing are just as nice as the people the Nazis are killing." Certain parts of China have paid their taxes as far as 40 years ahead. Now, how can the Chinese expect future generations to remember them? The difference between the United States and many, Italy or Russia is that here the worst can do is clean up the movies. Gera purge It's parents who talk baby talk, says a Chicago doctor The ba/bies simply do so to humor the old folks. Legislators in Iceland must not get drunk while on duty, unless the feeling of power gets them that way. Chile is having a home building boom, having learned from Florida the importance of holding down some real estate with a house. now. But abuses cannot distract attention from the fact that tens of thousands of families are dependent upon relief boards for food and clothing. More than 18 millions of persons are receiving direct help from various units of government. Unskilled city laborers constitute only 41 per cent of our urban population! but they make up 63 per cent of the city case load. The "white collar" group make up 40 per cent of urban population but furnish only 18 per cent of the relief group in this country. Rural workers, share-croppers, and persons farming marginal lands make up the rest of the relief group. The much-praised American standard of living is so far out of balance that the relief problem is rooted too deep for Jimmie Allred or anyone else to solve it in one stroke. THE NEW DEAL WASHINGTON -BY RODNEY DUTCHER TEXAS H9STOEY Brushing Up on Facts You Ought to Recall Residents of San Pelipc cie Austin were overjoyed one morning In 1824 to hear that they were to have some new neighbors. The two hundred families who had made the tiresome trip with Martin de Leon of Tamnulipas, were to settle on the lower Guadalupe, at the present site of Victoria. Four contracts were obtained in 1825 by emissaries, and the same year, the new Mexican colonization law was passed. It required that, Bhould each empresario bring approximately 800 families, he would be given five leagues, or 22,142 acres, for grazing lands, and five labors, or 885.6 acres for other purposes. The contract must be completed within six years. The settlers were to follow the "laws now in effect and hereafter established" in regard to slavery, but the laws then in effect were not enumerated. Vagrants and criminals from Mexico were to be hired out by individuals of good repute, and also put to work on public roads and projects by public officers. The first American settlement west of the Colorado river was made by Green de Witt and his four hundred families from Missouri. His colony was bounded on. the east by the Lavaca river and Austin's colony, on the north by the old San Antonio road, on the south by De Leon's colony, and on the west by the line between San Antonio and the Guadalupe river. Assisted by James Kerr, the little village of Gonzales was founded in August, 1825. Austin brought nine hundred families to Texas in June, 1825, to settle the vacant lands in his old colony, and within ten leagues along the coast. Later his colony absorbed the Nashville colony—Robert Leftwich's families from Tennessee. To be a settler in his colony, Austin wrote, a man "must have n perfectly unblemished character, be moral and industrious, and be absolutely free of the vice of intoxication." Three other grants were made to Stephen F. Austin. November 20, 1827, he was given permission to establish one hundred families north of the Colorado river above the old San Antonio road, within six years. In 1828 h,e obtained a grant to locate three hundred families along the gulf const, and in 1831 he and Samuel M. Williams were given permission to establish 800 Mexican and foroign families on the vacant lands of previous grants. There were 2,021 persons in Austin's colonies on March 31, 1828. By the end of 1832 colonization in Texas extended ns far north and west as the old San Antonio road, and as far east as the Sabine. Problems more serious than colonization were to confront the empresarios and leaders within a short while. The first issue of The Texas Gazette was off the press. Wooden peg fastenings on front doors were quickly pulled out as eager Texans hurried to get their copies of the newspaper. Goodwin Brown Cotton remained at his print shop all day to accept the congratulations of his fellow-citizens. He had been confident that his paper would come up to their expectations, and he had not been disappointed. Without doubt he had been rather elaborate in his praise of the country, but it was well to give the people back in the states a good picture of Texas. "We are here situated in an interesting and highly favored portion of the earth. The God of nature has scattered choicest blessings in EVENING, JANUAK* t, 1085 rich profusion. A temperate climate, salubrious atmosphere, and fertile soil, together with its natural advantages for commerce all unite to render it by nature one of the most delightful and eligible situations in the world and promise fair to reward with in luxury of abundance the toils of the enterprising and industrious." That was a good paragraph. Those skeptical relatives in Connecticut nnd Virginia could no longer doubt the advantages of living in Texas. To correct various stories which had been told of Texas, Cotton had written an editorial: "Crops are superior. It has been erroneously stated in some places that the seasons are very dry and uncertain and that it never rains, or only at long intervals. The experience of seven years, since Col. Austin commenced this settlement, totally disproves this statement, for during that period there has not been one season that would not have produced great crops if planted in time and properly tended. . . . The health of Texas generally has been good this year. The towns of Bexar and La Bahia and the country around them are proverbial for health, salubrity, and the longevity of their inhabitants, and Nacogdoches and its vicinity has long been celebrated for health, good water, and agreeable temperature." "It cannot be expected that the present inhabitants of Texas will do much more than lay a permanent "oundation for the future value and usefulness of this country," Cotton wrote. The Texas Centennial celebrations f 1B3G are in honor of those who laid the permanent foundations for the state. Without their courage and efforts to carry on in spite of hardships, there could have been no future "value and usefulness of this country." OPERATORS CHARGED TYLER, Jan. 7 (fP)— A. V. Riley and O. D. Adams, operators of the Shoreline Refining company of Kilgore, tonight were free on $5,000 bond after pleading not guilty to charges of shipping gasoline in interstate commerce in violation of section 9-C of the national recovery act. "Dude ranches" of Montana and Wyoming are estimated to have brought $13,030,000 into the two states last season. 9 Your own dniggisf is authorized to cheerfully refund your money on the spot if you are not relieved by Crcomulsion, THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS Published evenings except Saturday, and Sunday morning by Pampa Dally NEWS, Inc 322 West Foster, Pampa, Texas QUJJORE N. NTTNM, Pen. MST.; PHUJP B. POND, Business Mgr.; OLIN E. HINKLB, Managing Bdtto* MEMBER OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.—Pull Leased Wire. The Associated Press Is exclusively fefl- tltled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to or not otherwise credited In this newspaper and also the local news published herein. All rights for re-publication of special dli- patches herein also are reserved. Entered as second-class matter March 15, 1927, at the postoffice at Pampft, Texas, under the Act of Marcn 3, 1879. One Year One Year . One Year SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF THE PAMPA DAILY By Carrier in Pampa .$6.00 Six Months $3.00 One Month $.60 One Week By MaH In Gray and Adjoining Counties Six Months $2.75 Three Months $1.50 One Month By Mall Outside Gray and Adjoining Counties Six Months $3.7g Vhree Months $2.10 One Month .$5.00 .$7.00 « .15 $ .60 ..$.75 NOTICE—It Is not the intention of this newspaper to cast reflection upon the character of anyone Knowingly and if through error it should the management will appreciate having attention called to same, and will gladly and fully correct any erroneous statement made. I OUT Oil WAY.. By WILLIAMS "THAT VNIL.L, BE ALL OF THAT/ SUE. MEEDS A LESSON IM TABLE HAMMERS/ BUT NOT FROM WHV MOTHERS GET GRAY \gi 1935 SY.NEA SERVICE, INC. THE NEWFANGLES (Mom'n Pop) NEA Service Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON—The timing and placing of Miss Gertrude Stein's visit to Washington pro,bably was the most appropriate occurrence in the history of the New Deal. The few days before Congress opened, if historians were onto their jobs, woula be known as the "Bughouse Period." Miss Stein arrived plop in the middle of it and gave utterances in speeches and interviews which were promptly seized upon by hopeful persons who insisted here was a person who spoke the language of the New Deal. Nobody was in position to deny it. It turned out at the last moment that Roosevelt hadn't been any too sure just what he was going to propose to the new Congress. He knew 'in a general way, of course, but everybody was hazy as to details and most of the New Dealers suddenly found themselves frantic with cabinet, committee, subcommittee, and other meetings and conferences which left everybody tired and short-tempered, because everybody was burdened with altogether too much work. A couple of holidays and two half holidays came along, meaning days off for all government employes, and the big shots, so heavily dependent on the small fry, found that an added handicap in getting things done. Naturally, nobody could keep track of what was going on around Him, which made it all the easier to believe Miss Stein when she spoke in her well-known tongue * * * # You couldn't find anyone here who wouldn't wise- wisecrack that General Johnson should have paid Richberg for the publicity resulting from exposure of the "Assistant President's" threat to sue for libel if Johnson wrote any falsehoods about him. The exchange of compliments between the two men was a highlight of the "bughouse period." Johnson's l'in,e about "the ants of conscience in his .pants" was the most-quoted one of the month and even Richberg laughed hard at it and told his friends he .thought it was pretty darned funny. Another amusing sidelight in the feud is to be seen on the wall of Richberg's study at home, where a photo- .graph of Johnson, presented not so long ago, bears the inscription from the general: "To Don—without whom NRA never would have -meant a thing." * * * * i Quite in keeping with) everything else was the discovery thai; things aren't safe even oji top the Washjng- tan monument. Someone has stolen 107 platinum-tipped rod points, ' * * * * Members of Congress have kept themselves in semi- cpncefllment here or stayed away until the last moment because they couldn't stand the pressure for jobs. Jo,e Sinnott, head doorkeeper of the House, reported he fcad made 4300 enemies because there were but 700 gallery seats and he had 5000 opening day ticket requests ; , , Miss Marguerite keh^nd, Roosevelt's confidential 'jBtenographer, was moaning because the president insists QH keeping that dirty little once-white Republican elephant on his desk and w*n't let her replace it with a By COWAN 6OODBY, DARLING- HAVE A GOOD .TinE,AND 1 HOPE. SISTER SUSIE 13 DOING OH,PAPA< SAFE 1 ABOARD AND I ALL-LL ON HER WAY/LIFE BEGINS / ABOARD FOR /AE fiV 4:4O,TRA1N TIME WHOOPS -WILLI GO DO THINGS WELL.l UOPE YOULL BEHAVE BETTER THAN TUWS FOR SOME OF THE TRICKS 1 KNOW YOU'LL ^BE up TO WHILE ^^©1935 BV ME A SEBVICEJNC. T. M. REO. U. 8. PAT. OFF.^ ALLEY OOP Surprise Reunion! By HAMLm HEY, YOUR MAJESTY,WE GOT '[ IT TURNED OUT T'BE A PARTY OF OUR OWM PEOPLE/VVITH A RENEGADE hAOOVIAN AN"ONE , GIRL. PRISONER/ MY LITTLE •ne POOKPUUKS BUNCH OF &HSAKW HYENAS ABE OUT 'i WOQTIETOQTJ BRING EM WANTA © 1935 BV tiEA SERVICE, INC. T. M. 'REO. U. S. PAT. OFF. OH, DIANA! Principles Upheld By FLOWERS THAT'S A GOOD ONE ON YOUR. PAP-"TH INKING I WAS 'RICHf HAT HAPPENED TO YOUR SILVER MINE IN PERU? WELL- I HAD A •STUBBORN THIC.K-HEADEP PARTNER IN THAT MINE, DIAMA. I WANTEp TO MINE. SILVER. AND HE INSISTED ON MININS FOR GOLD f SO I SOLO GUTTO HIM AND _HE GOT RICH ' STILL- HAVE 3CORCHY SMITH CAPTAIN RADIOED THAT TH5 PtANE CAME DOWN IM ft POWER - STfiWCK WITH TERRIFIC FORCE- -A POWER DIVE? THEN IT WASN'T ACCIDENT/ THAT'S TOUCH/ I'VE fliWAYS KNOWW HIM AS A 6RANP COME OUT HERE ft MINUTE, WlU YOU HEflPflUARTERS - fl SHIP THIRTY MILES <?f F TUB COAST REPORTS A PlflNe CRflSH£P OUT ANP SflNK BEFORE THE/ COULD REACH IT-THE WERE C-7<K>1 END OF PATTERSON// ITS UNFORTUNATE, OF COURSE -H5 WAS A CHARACTER, W, DIP'N'T /y\i$s CONSCIOUSNESS, BROOK PATTERSON, QUESTIONED 8V THE STATE HEAP ANP OTHER AUTHORITIES, DRAMATICAUY THAT HfR FATHER, COLONEL PATTERSON, is TH5 5A? FIENI? /| CHIEF RECEIVES A START1IN& MESSAGE --

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