Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on January 10, 1935 · Page 2
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PAGE TWO THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS, Pampa, Texas THURSDAY EVENING, JANUAKY 10, 1035 EDITOR AL "IGNORANCE IN MOTION" Goethe said: "The worst thing in the world is ignorance in motion." Did he have a vision of the automobile driver of this age? At least it helps explain why we have so many people hurt in automobile accidents. Ignorance—of the simplest courtesies to your fellow- driver at the wheel of the other car. Too often when a < person becomes the driver of an automobile he seems to turn into another being who has forgotten all the rights of others. Men who, when a pedestrian, will remove their hats in an elevator in the presence of a lady, who will automatically perform most of the acts of common courtesy, and, women who always act the "perfect lady" .under any other circumstances, forget all the politeness . 'they ever knew when driving a car. It is hard _to understand how one can be a road-hog in one situation and a perfect gentleman or lady in another. It becomes our greatest peacetime patriotic duty to -/become LADIES and GENTLEMEN BEHIND THE : STEERING WHEEL. The now statistics indicate that one person out of every twenty-five in the United States is i an auto accident victim. A sign along the paved high' way reads: "Life is more precious than Time". We often wonder what folks do with the time they save driving through traffic in the manner so common in towns and 1 cities all over the country. We also note that these folks ' don't dare walk through a crowd on the street in the : manner in which they drive their car through city traffic. Why? Well, I'd guess the chances are that somebody would soon pop such an individual on the head, thus properly reminding him of the rights of others. What are YOU going to do about it?—it's up to YOU. Does your brain belong to the era of horse-drawn vehicles? When you drive your car, are YOU "ignorance in motion" ?—Contributed. THE NEW DEAL IN WASHINGTON -BY RODNEY DUTCHER- NEA Service Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON—Of course, if you wanted to be flippant about it, you might say that the nation had fallen out of the hands of one Dr. Warren into the arms of another Dr. Warren. Not long ago, Mr. Roosevelt was listening attentively to the theories of Dr. George F. Warren, who believed inflation and the commodity dollar would save our economic necks. George F. hasn't been in the p'icture lately, but Roosevelt has been studying the writings and conclusions of one Charles Warren and the result is likely to be an entirely different American foreign policy. This Warren is a lawyer here who, as a war-time assistant attorney general, had charge of enforcing our 'neutrality laws from 1914 to 1917. Before consulting Charles Warren, Roosevelt and the State Department folk—observing Japan's attitude toward naval limitation—had developed a strong hankering for some kind of alliance with, the British—which, of course) wouldn't be called an alliance. # * * * Warren's ideas fitted in ery well with it, because they spoofed the good old American tradition which demanded "freedom of the seas," regarded as the one major possible source of friction between the two English- speaking nations. If one were to make up a slogan for the Warren theory it might well be: "Too smart to fight." The proposed new foreign policy, as suggested by the administration, is designed both to keep us out of war and to co-operate in keeping world peace. It would provide, for instance, that in case the League of Nations should effect sanctions aga'inst an aggressor nation by means of a blockade, this country would not necessarily spoil the effort by demanding the rights for its citizens to trade freely with that nation. * # * * Roosevelt's deep interest in and apparent espousal of the Charles Warren theories isn't unorthodoxical, a was his adherence to the monetary ideas of George Warreini. The State Department fellows have been studying them for months and developing them into more concrete proposals. Warren's writings suggest that there are at least a few things worth sacrificing to avoid war and that peace time is a fine time to figure out how to keep from being dragged into the next conflict and how to avoid dangerous frictions with belligerents. Why talk about neutral rights, he asks, when no other nation recognizes them and insistence on them is likely to mean a war? Warren suggests that the president be empowered on the outbreak of war to negotiate with belligerents for observance of such rights. If the (belligerent refused, the president might embargo munition to it, forbid American ships to carry them to it, close American ports to its armed ships, prohibit loans to it and keep Americans off its ships. And Americans who insisted on engaging in trade which was dangerous because of war in a given area would be told they did so at their own risk. Says Warren: "It is better that our citizens should run the risk of commercial loss than the country should be involved in a war to protect their alleged commercial rigths." It will be" up to Congress to decide whether that's a bright idea. TEXAS HISTORY Brushing Up oh Facts You Ought to Recall Angry, excited voices talking In English and Spanish at the same time, and loud protests were to be heard from the large group of Nacogdoches settlers gathered around ;he Mexican, Haden Edwards. Go, over his outrage lor the tenth ;ime that morning, Ignacio explained to the people the thing which Edwards had done. Unable to pro- luce a land deed to his grant near :he Trinity, Sertuche had lost entire claim to his land, and Edwards had taken it away, mid sold t to an American for $250 per acre. "We will get up a petition and report his actions to the legisla- ure!" the spokesman for the group said. "We will disregard his proclnma- ,ion entirely," said another. "I will write Colonel Austin," iffid a third as he left the indignant men. Wtihout n doubt, something must be done. Haden Edwards had come o Texas that year, 1825, and as impresario had been granted a arge portion of land, including a willght zone occupied by settlers. There were four groups of squatters; it San Augustine, Teneha, Sabine- own, and on the lower Trinity and an Jatinto, half in Austin's grant •mcl half in EUwards' tenUfory. e of the immigrants could show \ title except those fortunate to be n Austin's grant, and their lack if deeds was the cause of the months of friction and misunder- tanding which followed. With a. surprising lack of tact inrt misconception of his duties, Schvards had twice posted a notice o the effect that "all those who :laim to have a right to any part >r parts of the lands shall immed- ately present themselves to me and show me their titles of docu- nents, If any they possess, so that hey may be received or rejected, according to the laws, and if they lo not do this, the said' lands will be sold, without distinction, to the :irst person who occupies them. Those who have valid titles will be obliged to bear the cost of proving -hem." Sertuche was the first to lose land under Edwards' law. Letter's to Colonel Austin and the Legislature protested his action. Austin, exasperated with Edwards, wrote a olunt and candid letter: "Your observations generally are in the highest degree imprudent and im- oroper, and such as are calculated to ruin yourelf and materially to injure oil the American settlements." Austin was correct in his admonition. Edwards' first act had caused ill feeling among the settlers, and his every action thereafter was interpreted as unkindand malicious There were to be many unpleasant incidents before the Haden Edwards' affairs were closed. Chichester Chaplin continued to read hits book and calmly ignored those men who had come to inform him of the order of the political chief, Saucedo. "If Saucedo has annulled my election as alcalde of Nacogdoches, let Norris show me the order." "But, sir," insisted one of the men, "Norris has said that you must come lo his house to see the order." Chaplin would not hear of such a thing. A formal presentation must be made of the political chief's order, or it would not be observed. He was not afraid of any man. Trouble Begins The trouble had begun when Chichester Chaplin, son-in-law of Haden Edwards, and Samuel Norris, a long-time settler in Nacogdoches, had been rivals for the position of alcalde on December 15, 1825. Chaplin had received the votes of the squatters in the twilight zone, and Norris had received the unanimous vote of all the old settlers. Chaplin Immediately took over the office and possession of the Archives. Norris' voters appealed to Saucedo to annul the election, believing their candidate to be the rightful winner. Not wishing to cause more ill feel- Ing or further arguments, Chaplin said he would relinquish the archives after he was allowed to make a list of the documents in them, in order to get a receipt for them. Believing that Chaplin was merely quibbling for time, Norris called for the assistance of Sepulveda and his force of eighty-two men. Chaplin gave up the archives and hold to the office before Norris had time to act, however, and considered the incident closed. Perhaps all would have been well had Haden Edwards stayed out of the matter. Instead, he wrote a tactless letter to Saucedo question- Ing the ruling, and by doing so justified the people's opinions toward him. From that time on, he was subject to much persecution. False and true statements alike were believed by all. The climax of the Edwards' affairs had not yet been reached. Worse things were to happen than land quarrels and election disagreements. The people of Texas were on the verge of a minor rebellion. With half the Texas., prison system's 1934 cotton crop sold, proceeds promised to exceed 1933 returns despite drought and reduced acreage. Garners Honored At State Dinner At White House WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. </P}—Il Vice President Garner let the alarm clock ring a bit longer than usual this morning, he had a good excuse. This famous early-to-bed-and- early-to riser stayed up a little later than customary last night, for President and Mrs. Roosevelt gave a formal state dinner in honor of him and Mrs. Garner. Overcoming the emotional resistance to stiff shirt and tail coat that used to make him one of Washington's foremost haters of social functions, the vice president emerged from his hotel and started with Mrs. Garner toward his new stream-lined car. "Sorry, boys," he told a group of photographers, "too much In a hurry." "Better fix his tie, Mrs. Garner," one sang out. She did, and the cameras clicked. "It's just the thought of going to formal affairs that bothers him," a young secretary said. "When he does go out he has an awfully good time." The table in the state dining room was a striking sight. The Dolly Madison silver service was used, with the famous Monroe centerpiece and its accompanying candelabra, cpergnes and fruit baskets. The centerpiece, an ornament of gilt on bronze, rests on a huge flat mirror and is supported by classic figureincs. The flowers were pink roses, white buddleia and adiantum ferns. Mrs. Woodrow Wilson had the Jlnce of honor after the Vice President and Mrs. Garner. Looking around among the 80 guests, the vice president found a man who, like himself, ordinarily wtould go miles out of his way to avoid a formal dinner date. That was Senator George W. Norris, who was there with Mrs. Norris. COINS DONATED CANYON, Jan. 10. (/P)—One of the three first Texas memorial half- dollars has been presented to the Pa'nhandle-Plains Historical So- siety by the Hanson post of the American Legion, of Amarillo. The coin, which was minted by the United States treasury 'und.er a special act of congress to advertise the Texas Centennial of 193G, was sold at auction by the American Legion at Austin last week. It will be placed on exhibit in the society's museum here. >o» Use News classified adverttslnsr. THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS Published evenings except Saturday, and Sunday morning by Pampa Dally NEWS, Inc., 322 West Poster, Pftrnpa, Texas OILMORE N. NtTNtt, Gen, Mgr.; PHILIP R. POND, Business Mgr.; OLIN E. HINKLE, Managing Editor MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.—Full Leased Wire. The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of. all news dispatches credited to or not otherwise credited in thla newspaper and also the local news published herein. All rights for re-publication of special dispatches herein also are reserved. Entered as second-class matter March 15, 1927, at the postoffice at Pampa, Texas, under the Act of March 3, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS By Carrier In Pampa One Year $6.00 SIX Months $3.00 One Month $.60 One Week $.16 By Mail in Gray and Adjoining Counties One Year $5.00 Six Months $2.75 Three Months $1.50 One Month $ .60 By Mall Outside Gray and Adjoining Counties One Year $7,00 Six Months $3.75 Three Months $2.10 One Month $ .78 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. OUT OUR WAY _ By WILLIAMS THE SPENDTHRIFT! THE WORRY WART 1-10 THE NEWFANGLES (Mom'n Pop) Smoothy Gets a Hunch! By COWAN VOUR RACKET ISN'T GOIM'SO GOOD, EH? T ERRIBLE/I SHOULD AAVE STUCK TO THE FIGHT GAME / TURN TMAT OLD JAU& OF YOURS UP HERE, AND LET AAE GET A GOOD LOOK AT you! Av.,YOU'VE GAINED WEIGHT/ SO FLAT, IF I SAW A FIVE-SPOT, Tt> THINK VT WAS A CIGAR COUPON SAY,LISTEN,AL - TVE GOT A GREST IDEA- WE CAN SOME EASY JACK! CO/AE ON UP TO W PLACE AND WE'LL TALK IT OVER / THEY FED ME WELL.UPATTHE BIG HOUSE, ON ME LAST © 193C BY NEA SE RVICE, INC. T. M. flEQ. U. 6. PAT. OFF. '• " ALLEY OOP Spirited Resistance! BOVS, HERE WE ARE, RI6HT ) YEP— AN' THERE'S PALACE/ I GUESS ALL Y'GOTTA DO IS GO IN AN'SIT DOWK1 ONOL' THRONE? SMACK IW TH 1 MIDDLE MOO/ WE'VE TAKEM TH PLACE WITHOUT A •STRUGGLE/ YER HIGHNESS, I JES COUPLE GUVS IMTO.TH'PALACE TJ^HAVE IT CLEAWED UP FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE POSSESSION f NICE _ SPIN'/ By HAMLIft X © 1935 BY NEA SERVICE, INC. J. M. REQ. U. S. PAT. OFF. OH, DIANA! Reflection on Wilbur! By FLOWERS Your tax bills are one kind that you can always be sure are absolutely on the up and up. That panhandler makes the best living whose story is the most touching. Scientists call the great African stork the Shoebill. jlusbarids have long called him the Doctor's Bill. Kentucky has appointed 2300 honorary colonels during 1934, YOU can't tell us—where there are that many Jcernels there must be some nuts. Pay no attention to those youngsters you see necking jn » parked car. Probably the car's just equipped with the automatic* clutch. The new S3-ye,ar-blci president of the University of Rochester had better make himself known to the sophomore before they haze him as a freshman. WHAT MADE UNCLE SO TERRIFIED LAST .fcll<3HT7 DAD? OH,THAT FACE f -'THAT AU/FUL FACEf THAT FACE f THAT HIDEOUS YEK. UNCLE \VILBUE. MUST OF ) BEEN LOOKIN' IN 1 MIRROR i DUNNO, DIANA. HE WONT TELL ME T SCORCHY SMITH Brook a Parentage -VJE SURE HAD YbjLL WRoNfi ' IN THIS CflSr, WARBURTON -t HOPE YOU'LL ACCEPT QUITE flU RIGHT, - SUITE // -ONLY NATURAL, I SUPPOSE 6(i$ JU&T iEFT, BROOK , THEY WANT HIM BflCK IN WASHINGTON, SAY-WHftTS THIS-? YOU LOOK LIKE NO, NOT TROUBLE -1M JUSTfl ilTTlE FLOORED MANY THINGS AT ONCE ,T GUESS - FOR -YOUR FATHER WAS fl CONSTRUCT/ON ENGINEER-BOTH HE AND YOUR MOTHER DIED WHEN You WERE VERY YOUM& - - MY REfli. NAME K BROOK EOMUNDSoN-COLONEL PATTERSON ADOPTED ME WHEN 1 WAS fl J.ITUE GIPX. GEE, ScoRcHY- IT'S (JOINS To BE A TREMENDOUS RESPONSIBIIlTy RUNNING THIS 6I& PJ-ANWiON AND ALL HIS OTHER LEARIN& UP A FEW DETflltS, THE AUTHORITIES OLD MAN HIMSELF/ APOLOGIAS -I'M VERY SORRY THE FIRST TIME, I KNOW VAJHO MY REA). PARENTS WERE MERE,READ NEXT MORNING, 5CORCHV BIDS GOODBVE To 60S, WHO DEPARTS FOR WASHINGTON,,,*:

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