Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light from Corsicana, Texas on January 3, 1939 · Page 5
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Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light from Corsicana, Texas · Page 5

Corsicana, Texas
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Tuesday, January 3, 1939
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v» nv, .'I h _*< It '^.^'•-^$V^i--;:-<,S i:<;m*%$*:^ •• •' , C -• F -M* - V Irh * • "1 **-?' .V' - « CRSICANA SEMI-WEBKL* TUfeSDAY, JANtTARY 8, 1939. •^"-" ^ r^-^rr^ TEXAN FIVE lW PRESIDENT MAY LIVE HERE IF HE CHOOSES ,4, i - - i- T- ,1' v> fit 11 L ATHLETE TEXAS DR. HOMER PRICE RAINEY BACK ON MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL CAREER , - - * P^ ' >. •f • i i, By HARKELL E. Deo; 30.—(#)—A tall, sturdily-built youngish man leaped to the top of the educational heap .after'turning his back on a, major'.league baseball career la the new president of the Unlversl- of Texas. He Js Dr. Homer Price Rainey, 42-year-old native Texan who in June will relinquish the director- Ship of the American Youth Com- jnisslbn with headquarters In Washington, to become head of the -largest University in the South. Announcement of appointment of the one-time three-sport star at Austin College of Sherman, Texas, was made by the University's board of regents after a special meeting here yesterday. It ended an intensive, nationwide, 19-month. hunt for a successor to -the late H. Y. Benedict. To help the regents get an outstanding man for the vacancy, the last legislature authorized -an--increase in the president'! 1^ ,H' Heads Texas U. •*. j.» .•' '• ," c * * I J chool had hired a foot- at a $15,000 annual stipend and many persons were of The opinion the president should '••receive more. egents did not divulge exactly they intended to pay Dr. Iney but the general opinion ere was that he probably would ecelve $17,500; Acquaintances of the president- elect describe him as a tireless worker, quick but logical thinker and effective speaker. At one time he r was the youngest college resident, in the nation. Prior to the youth commission, a efeller financed agency in 1935, he was head of' Franklin college;-in Indiana and Bucknell University in , Pennsylvania. • Regents said that in . the lost two ^years "few educators have been in greater demand for public addresses." :-pr. Rainey, who played football, baseball and tennis at Austin college, still can vanquish most men his junior on the tennis court. He also is expert at table tennis. •He/stands 6 feet 1 1-2 inches tall-and pushes the scales at 185. He hoa a good tenor voice and likes to sing. Dr. T.- S. Clyce, president emeritus of Austin college, probably is Eighteen months of searching for The bed sheets are turned back and everything is splc and span In this graceful two-story stucco residence, official home of the president of the University of Texas, but used in recent years as a home economics practice house by students majoring In that subject. Tho late H. Y. Benedict occupied it for a short time and then moved to his Austin homo. It now awaits occupancy by the new president, Dr. H, P. Rainey, If wants it. (Associated Press telemat) most responsible for Dr; Rainey xjjecomlng a university president lawyer, singer or something else. Instead of a big league pitcher, In the fall of 1919, after his graduation from Austin college a permanent president for the University of Texas were ended Thursday when ' the University's board of regents announced the election of Dr. Homer Price Rainey, 42-year-old director of the and a summer with the Galveston American Youth Commission, Am- baaeball club ,of the Texas league, erlcan Council '6h Education, In Tounug Rainey was wavering be- Washington, D. C^Dr. Rainey, a tweeh an offer from the St. Louis native Texan, and* one-time mem- Cardinals /and the study of law. her of the University faculty, Is Dr. Clyce,- then president of the ft former president of Bucknell Sherman ^college, offered _hlm ^ | Un i ve rslty and Franklin College (Indiana), <and is author of .two books on youth and education. ' -. * , /1 :£; •$i i- and he accepted it. he stuck to education. ' A U-Around Athlete. ettran sports fans recall the saUonal achievements of the '^around athlete who worked his way through school. Once while on a college baseball trip he suffered a broken wrist. The next day, his left arm In splints, he not only took his turn on the mound, but poled two long hits frith one-handed swings. J. R. Parten, member pf the regents' committee which combed the nation for the new president called the versatile youth commissioner director "a hard-working but, affable man who makes acquaintances easily and Is at .home In any company." As'^ director of the youth com- jinisaion, whose board chairman te 'Owen- D. Younff, head of General 'Electric,. Dr. Rainey has super. vised • exhaustive surveys of the multiple problems of modern youths-He contends high schools should' supplement their present courses -with a program of "edu- oattbtrfor the common life," which defines as training for demo- j and wholesome individual living. li»ll^Head Faculty S-it>*"^"' j r* ( 'i '.: ;-* -.-'-'' —« « i i'-rT'-'Vr- ^VVv-t. H A^^ rffc«^^fc ^ IM «».^ ^«fl«HA f* Hundred Dec. SO.— W-Dr. Howill head a faoul- of -'some 600 members, many of them>ioi;tstandlnsr in their fields, of the University of • •* at that time was only $8,000. Afl a result, the legislature subsequently raised the proxy's salary to a possible $17,500 a year. At Austin -College In Sherman, Rainey starred as a baseball pitcher, football halfback and in tennis and bowling. While he was president of Franklin College, Indiana, and Bucknell University In Pennsylvania, he not only won tho factulty net title but defeated student champions. It has been reported he had a hard time deciding between a major league baseball hurling career and education or law. He pitched for Galveston in the Texas league and the St. Louis Cardinals made him an attractive offer. However, he also was offered a teaching position at Austin college and from then on rose rap- Idly In the field of education.! Once on a tour with the Austin college baseball club in South Texas, Rainey broke his wrist In a fall. The next day he amazed fans by taking the mound for the Kangaroos with his left arm splintered. With a light bat . In his good hand,-Rainey slugged out two long hits. Rainoy worked his way through school, ,was a good student, prominent In campus activities and had an excellent tenor voice. His genuine Interest in sports Is hoped by University fans to work toward the best Interests of the school athletically. The Longhorns have ' made a dismal showing on the gridiron the past three years. acclaim and the recog- many learned bodies has professors of the state .inotitutjon which claims three the National Academy R. L. Moore and H. IT?!' Ml T , professors of pure | EaiaSVUle 18 athematica, and T. 8. Painter, rof Sflsbr, of, zoology. Distinguished ratings also have bfcen _ attained byDr. K. P.Scoch, ptedv:for:his;research in the field pjf.}phyBjco-chemistry ( including de- bf a method of refining Proud Little Town RJE5 Mi; .it* m lV J ,v*E SI >'»n .ft! WJ **, '& £' Patterson's genetics ex- on fruit flys, generally one of the greatest contributions in that field. research in- history of Texas an authority on the Dr. Charles W. Rams, aided Dr. Douglas W. of .Richmond, Va,, In a four-volume blogra- one pf authorities on civil T ' J J ' T Dobie, a character as of the Texas and ... jtolklore he writes about States-to many publications l^secretaryreditor of the Tex- Soclety. Igfei Followers ffi •' >> ^.+H-fcV HV >w s U. Pleased f. i : s sports followers ^i(od'ay .; at the selection .of BRECKENRIDGE, Dec. 30.—Tho little town of BliaavlHe in Stephens county, near 'here, hard to find on the ordinary map/ is swelled ^with pride today. It has furnlshea the University of Texas two presidents in succession. Dr. Homer Price Rainey is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward L, Rainoy of EUasvlllo, They moved there in 1600. Tho late Dr. H. 7. Benedict, last president of the university, was born in Eltasville. When telephoned this morning from here, Mrs. Rainey was too ill to come to the telephone of a neighbor and her husband had gone to Mineral Wells to undergo surgory^ _ Otis Cunningham, Ellaavllle banker, said the Rainey a were aware their son was being considered for the. university post. He said that -as president of Franklin College in Indiana -Dr f Rainey was the youngest college president in- the country. Dr. Kajney often returns to EHauvMe to visit his parents. When he. comes in the summer he joins Cunningham, the banker, on a visit to the "old swlmmin 1 hole" on the Clear Fork of the Brazos, V '1 H>! ta^ • ' --^-,^^-_-_- „_ —-—r ^ — — TT»^» —* — -• w »•» W *• W ••»» ^•M^**Vl Barney as president of and they take one more swim, school, " ' " .._.... <*SH figuring the Coach should go a long ,_ tt} e P r «- Xxmghorns Jn foot- !'_n -**- former pro- Player, Rainey for the «ve-fig- vKll .receive as "in the raw," Rainey's last visit was as early as last. summer. Dr. Benedict was born six,miles east of Hniasvllle. His father was a cattje .raiser. Mr, and - Mrs. Rainey reside on the edge of the little village. The elder Rainey IB a carpenter contractor. ' * . ^Youth Considered. AUSTIN, pec. S0.«-;(ff^Dr,. Homer Price v Ralney's age~*e i« he was I only 42-vwas one of the, big fao- mm DEPARTMENT TEXAS SHOWING EXCELLENT RESULTS By WILLIAM E. KEYS AUSTIN, Dec. 30.— (&>-> Officials of the publtc safety department— which deals with some of the un- safest things in the world, not evcludlng the reckless driver— believe the department's name has taken on new significance. Exhibit number one for 1938, all agree, is a reduction in statewide traffic fatalities which apparently will be between 20 and 22 per cent by year's end tomorrow midnight. That means highways are somewhat safer than last year. William H. Richardson, Jr., of Austin, chairman of the Safety Commission, and Homer Garrison, Jr., director of the Department, place this at the top of the year's accomplishments. They readily share the credit with local police, themselves extra alert In traffic safety enforcement and educational programs, and John Q. Public, who Is learning to drive with more care. Second on the list Richardson and Garrison place a new found cooperative spirit In a young department which has eased out of Us growing pains. Now about throe years old, its nucleus was' the rangers and highway patrol to which was added a narcotics bureau, driver's license division, identification bureau, scientific invcstlgaton labor- atores, training school and other ramifications. Convictions Secured. Into this complicated machine a little soothing oil of experience has put a new fitness and precision, says Richardson, which has been reflected in ways too numerous to tabulate. One worthy of note Is that the state this year obtained convictions in every case In which evidence scientifically prepared by the dcaprtment'a laboratories was offered. Peering into 1939, Richardson and Garrison would like nothing better than a continued reduction in highway carnage and more coordination of department work. The chairman also tosses these additional items into the wishing well: Solution of the mysterious Blanton and Promo murders. Authority to charge a small fee for drivers licenses to make the department more self sustaining. A uniform traffic code to make enforcement more efficient and facilitate public understanding of rules of the road. An increase from'82 to possibly 40 ranger privates so more men could he stationed permanently In more locations and • thus re- rluce travel expense. Texas said throughout their long search for a new president, which ended yesterday, that they wanted a man around 4& years of age or younger so he could bo reasonably expected to remain 'at the school's helm 10 or 20 years. Bears Out Prophecy. AUSTIN, Dec. 30.—(/P)—Paul Wakefleld, executive secretary of the World's Fair commission, recalled today that Dr. Homer P. Ralne v y was considered "the one most likely- to succeed" by his high school classmates m the little East Texas city of ovelady. Rainey, yesterday named president of the University of Texas, was valedictorian of the Lovolady graduating class of 1914, Wakefield the class poet. "Even in high school days," Wakefield said, "Dr. Rainey was gifted as both a speaker and organizer. He was by all odds the 'leader of. the class, both as a student and athlete." AHred is Pleased. AUSTIN, Deo. 80.—WV-Governor James V. Allred was highly pleased, he said today, by the University of Texas regenfa 1 choice of Dr, Homer P. Rainey as president of the school. "Although I had . absolutely nothing to do with the appointment," AHred said, "I consider it a very fine one." Moth eran n-r rr v^^^^v^pw dFour Children Die In Flam eso {Horn e the largest 1 ; it-' ^rfW ••* T » - V ~ . i the South, ha*. WINNIPEG, Dec. 30.-W- FJre fanned by a bitter wind in 25 below zero cold took lives 'of a niother and her four chlWren here/last night . Trajjged in their suburban cottage shortly .before midnight, Mrs. Subsidy Checks. A total of 18 subsidy checks wero received at the office of H. C. Robinson, county agent, for Navarro county cotton producers, amounting to $459.27. I QUIN AND TWO AIDES CHARGED WITH MISUSEjm FUNDS MAYOR, HOWEVER, SAYS HE HAS VIOLATED NO LAW . IN STATEMENT j SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 30. —W—Mayor C, K. Quin of San Antonio and two of his aides were indicted by a criminal district court grand jury today for misapplication of city funds. L. P, Bishop, administrator of tho city health department, and R. Noil Campbell, precinct organizer and timekeeper, alflo were named in five bills. Charges of misapplication of public funds wero based on tho employment by the city of more than 600 workers immediately bo- fore the democratic primary election, all of whom purportedly voted in the election. Depart- men^s affected In tho charges all were under control of Quin and represented his personal machine. Mayor Quinn immediately stated the grand jury's action was "a well devised but poorly concealed political plot to elect Maury Maverick or his nominee, mayor of the city." Maverick, militant former U. S. representative, was unseated at the July primary by Paul J. Kll- day, local attorney, Quinn said he would not resign but would fight "the indictments to the finish." Mayor Qulnn's statement continued; "I have committed no offense; I have violated no law—neither have my t*o employe* wfeo wtrc Indicted with me, "If it bo against the law to Increase the number of employes during a campaign for public office, then practically every state, county and city official in this state, and In tho United States, is a law-breaker. "Is It an Indictable offense to feed a few score hungry people If at tho time of employment thorn Is perchance a Democratic campaign being waged? "There arc thousands of poor people in this city in the direst state of destitution. Numbers of them, not knowing where to find help, appeal to mo dally for assistance. If I had tho moans, I would relieve their distress by giving them employment. SECRETARY ICHE8 REPORTS PffA HAS MET ITS PROGRAM •-':•(. : "ft :.'..Tr •it«a• tf ~-\ *.-**: _ h avarro County Farm Recei Urge Probo Uo Continued. The grand Jury handed to Judge W. W. McCrory a written report urging that their investigations and those of the preceding grand Jury be not only continued but intensified "if organized politicians are not to dominate this city nnd county." Mayor Quln's indictment comes after a service of more than nine years in San Antonio city government, during which time he served ns assistant city attorney, utilities attorney nnd mayor. He became mayor of San Antonio March 27, 1932, almost on the eve of his BOth birthday. Campbell, also nnmcd* in the indictments, has been active In city and county politics since 1912, having served aa Justice of the peace for five successive terms and tax collector of Bexar county, the position ho held until 1930 when Maury Maverick defeated him. Following this defeat Campbell went to work for the city and for a number of years has been connected with the city health department In charge of the slum clearance division. L. P. (Ucky) Bishop, named In tho Indictment with Quln and Campbell, has for several years been one of the mainsprings of Mayor Quln's organization. "Everything speaks for Itself/' By JOHN M. JnOHTOWEn WASHINGTON, Dec. 30.—fA 1 )— Secretary Ickes reported to President Roosevelt today that tho Public Workfl administration had put a $1,574,769,680 program "completely under contract" in the last six months, to tho accompaniment of a "constantly accelerated recovery In business nnd Industry." Tho report went to the White House amid speculation that Mr, Roosevelt might support a movement among congressmen to make the PWA a permanent agency. The deadline for this year's program la tomorrow midnight, but, said Ickes, he has an ample reservoir of applications to start with, "should tho congress decide at any time In tho future to go forward with another program of public works." Ickoa' analysis took note that tho President's approval of PWA proects as they came to his desk placed on tho market "more than $300,000,000 worth of work every thirty days." Mr. Roosevelt, according to some reports, was Impressed with the fact that such speed would have been impossible had the PWA not had experience in two previous programs—both of which got off to a much slower start —and had It lacked a reservoir of proposed projects on which to draw. Several congressmen have suggested that PWA be made permanent and that the Works Prog- was the comment of Maury Maverick' on reading Mayor Quln's statement. ve Big Crop Fund Navarro county farmers during 1038 have received a total of $1, 162,946.92 from the Federal government in crop benefits of various types, according to figure*! released Saturday at the office of H. C. Robinson, county agent, Tho benefits were divided aa follows: Subsidy payments, $677,673.88? conservation vouchers, $468,273.04, and 1033 option certificates $17,000. Total $1,162,946.92. n rcss Administration be curtailed and eventually scrapped. FrcFfldcnt'fl r OH It Ion. While the President has in the past favored a permanent publlo works agency, there was doubt among Informed persons that he would agree to abolishing th« WPA. In support of this they cited his often-expressed view that provision must bo made for tho needy unemployed. Ono fundamental difference between the two agencies In their effect on unemployment la illustrated in tho way their money Is spent. Last Spring Congress assigned $965,000,000 to the PWA and $1,425,000,000 to tho WPA, ' WPA officials said 80 cents of every dollar was spent on labor 10 cents on material, and four cents on administrative expenses. States and local communities bore some of tho materials costs. Of every PWA dollar spent, it was estimated. 30 cents goes to pay labor and 64 cents to buy materials, mainly Iron and steel products, cement and other dutv able goods. Sun Want Ads Bring Results, s Tea ! r's (greetings to the Pmpkyees of the TEXAS POWER & LIGHT COMPANY povr LIGHT COMPANY DEPARTMENT January 1. l939 JOHN * • year Neve Year have our customer omo cons as we trained to take orts • forth ^he the ind to our Company. --l as 1 -view them, Our ihment ^ ™ aured during value can beat have ooatrl- br fn E our service -. 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