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f/as Memo Dr, Harkins Says Negroes Idolized Southerner Coming of the reunion of Confederate-Veteran's to the Panhandle brings; keen memories of the post- civil war period to Or. O. W. Hark- ihs-o£ LePors, who well remembers ' reunldns Held in New Orleans atid the ^occasional speeches there by Jefferson Davis, the then former president of the Confederacy. When Dr. Hal-kins was' graduated with the class of 1887 at Tulane university, It was Jefferson Davis wh6 delivered tlie j commencement address. The class, made a; huge ©- ' Mrs. Roy llallman, a great great-niece of Jefferson Davis will be among the Pampan& who will atlchtl the Confederate reunion in Amarlllo. Her grandmother was a. niece of the famous president of the Confederacy. Mrs. Hallman attended the un*- Tfefllne of. the b'nst of JeffeVson Davit* W Dallas in 1D27 as one of the relatives present on that occasion. .. She has attended Con^ federate^ reunions In various cities of the'smith. Mr. Davis died Dec. 6, 1889 in New Orleans, where lie was buried, but Hie body was disinterred later and removed to Richmond, Va. horseshoe of flowers ana presented It to Mr. Davis, who for once lost his habitual composure and with 'tears streaming down his cheeks 'said the class had "touched my tender spot." •' Dr. Harkins says that Jefferson 'Davis was the master orator, with;out equal in this day; that he al- 'ways' Had perfect command of •thought and language for any occasion; that .he was always met by a 'brass band, coach-and-six, ,and showered with flowers when he went to New Orleans; that his slender form'Was held" in military, orectness as- late as 1887; that the negroes';"as 1 ' well a£-whites, idolized him;- ; Sdhie-' of 'the • most '-stirring" seeries thV sdutH 'ever saw 'were oh 1 the 1 "aecasions' When, Davls'spfake and 'when' veterans^-many crippled —-of"-'the'war wel'e assembled. '' ; Davis''Was of "Welsh and Scotch- irlsh descent,-born''!!! what Is .'now' Todd* cfounty, Kentucky. His' : father fterved'-lit• the American revolution. DAVfii spent'" a' few years at Tran- sylvania'' university;' Lexington, Ky., and Jatec,v.was,..graduated-; at., West. Point with the class of 1823. lie took part in the Black Hawk war In 1830 but resigned his commission because of illness, moved to Louisville, and married a daughter of Zachttry Taylor. His wife died, ahd he took up plantation life in Mississippi. Politics Interested him little, although he was known as a states- rlghter. He drifted into politics, however, and was sent to congress. Supporting the Mexican war, he resigned'from congress and fought with distinction at Monterrey and Buena" Vista with General Taylor. He was wounded at the latter place, left the army in 1847, and was appointed senator to fill a vacancy in Mississippi. He was re-elected to this post, was chairman of the committee on military affairs. Ho ran for governor, was defeated, then was appointed secretary of war by President Pierce. He Increased the strength of the army he was later to oppose. The slavery issue found him ah able spokesman for the south, With him the issue was purely one of state's rights, to be regulated by the states as' they desired; At'the time of'secession, he made an earnest explanation of the So'uth's action In the'' senate; to which he had been again elected. DaVls returned to Mississippi and Within a month found himself elected provisional president of the Confederate states. He appointed a cabinet, directed writing of a constitution based upon that of the United States, and located his capital at Richmond, Va. During the war which followed he gave the closest attention to movements of his armies. Lee was his choice for commander-in-chief—a celebrated selection. After peace, Davis was arrested May 10, 1865, at Irvingsville, Ga., a"hd Imprisoned at Fort Moultrie. In the next year, Indicted'for treason, he was admitted to ball of $100,000 signed by Horace Greeley and other famous northerners. The trial'was never held. He was cleared 1 in the general amnesty of 1868 butin 'refusing to take the oath of allegiance- forfeited his right to vote.' 'After visiting in Canada and EYigland" for a time, he settled in Blloxi, Miss.', ; to. 'spend the rest of hi,* 1 life writing 1 his book, "Rise and Fall''of Confederate Government." He' died while passing through New Orleans and was burled In that city. -' ':' !: ' : •• ; " •'' 'In'his address 'to' the Senate, Davis declared' 'that "ttie right solemnly ..proclaimed,-, at,.the.,,,birtU. of the In 0ur Boys' Shop MYNEE SUM For Little Men Those husky youngsters of- yours need clpthes- that arc made to stand tlieir "growing 1 pains/' Kay- nee's are • made by a^ house that specializes in boys' clothes. A new selection of suits have just arrived. $1.95 AND UPWARDS TO $5.95 HOLLAND SHOES For Boys Sturdily built for "shuf- fW feet. They're all leather for longer wear. In black, brown and elk. $400 BOYS' FELT DRE$S HATS Your boy will- be proud of a hat "just- like dad's''—and What a little man they make of him. In Fall shades. $1.50 - - $1.95 SHIRTS AND BLOUSES Sojid colors, fancy patterns and \yliite, Smartly styled especially for .boyj, Choose a supply now ., for school wear. In all sizes for boys* United States and which has been solemnly ' affirmed ahd reaffirmed in the Bill-of Rights of the states subsetjuently admitted to the Union of I'TOS. undeniably recognizes in the people the power tb resume' the authority delegated for the purposes of government. Thus the sovereign states here represented have proceeded to form this Confederacy^ and it is by abuse of language that their act has been denominated a revolution." It is upon this thesis that states rights doctrines are sustained today, and upon which the Supreme Court has declared certain federal "new deal" legislation unconstitutional, BY BYUON PKICE, Chief of Bureau, The Associated Press, Washington. Although election day stilils some 14 months away, the disposition of political leaders now is to speak of the 1938 campaign in the present, rather than the future, tense. Various unusually early party activities have contributed to this but the culminating event—widely regarded as a -sort of curtain raiser —was the exchange of speeches between President Roosevelt and republican House Leader Snell, Mr. Roosevelt disclaimed political intent, but he spoke over the air to a 1 democratic party gathering, and he dealt almost exclusively with topics which are surrounded by the most active political dispute. Mr. Snell hardly alluded at all to political affiliations, but his address to the nation was delivered under the auspices of the republican, na tional committee, and his appeal for votes against the new deal was frank and open. M6tives, whether partisan or not, usually weigh! far less than results where politics is involved. What the politicians think of is the political effect, and most of them are thinking that these two speeches really opened a political campaign President Spoke to Youth. Tills being true, it is well worth while to examine the speeches and the surrounding circumstances in some detail. The following facts are set down for' whatever they may be worth as indicating what is to come hereafter: From among many invitations the president. chose to deliver his message to a gathering of young people, among whom the bent toward liberalism is commonly supposed to be far stronger than it is among their elders. Prom among many available orators, a speaker commonly regarded as a staunch conservative was selected to make the republican reply, Both addresses were couched largely in general terms, with little specific mention of concrete governmental problems or individual legislative proposals. The one specific measure to which Mr. Snell devoted considerable space was the bill increasing the tax on wealth, which he condemned as designed to "confiscate property." The special points advanced by Mr. Roosevelt were in relation to regulation of banking and industry, which he spoke of as necessary to save the economic structure. Background Shadows. Easily discernible in the background of the discussion lay the shadow of the constitutional issue; but its outlines remained almost as nebulous afterward as they were before the two speeches were delivered. Mr. Roosevelt talked of challenging "the methods of the old order," but he did not say what, if any, constitutional amendment he favored. Mr. Snell rejoined by protesting against any new order which would require "that our federal constitution must be wholly rewritten." • The disparity in terms between these two utterances is obvious. Whether Mr. Roosevelt's mind and Mr. Snell's mind,met in a clear-cut constitutional issue remains a mystery; certainly their words did not. Nor is there any real assurance that this jssue-will be more clearly defined before election day—that is, ;hat the democrats will say directly that they favor any constitutional change, or that the republicans will say directly they oppose all consti- iutional change. Such issues have a way of getting tangled up in inconclusive language when the platform committees of political parties come into posses- n of them. That easily..might to thia issue next year. Allred Speaks In Amarillo Tuesday AUSTIN, AWB- 31 (ff)—Governor Allred said today he would deliver addresses in Port Worth, Dallas, and Amarillo Monday and Tuesday. ; He will speak at a Labor day celebration in Fort' Worth in the morning and at a Salvation Army banquet' in Dallas that night honoring Coj. pr.vts Mafci, retiring head of the organization in Texas, • Tuesday morning- the governor will address^ a .departmental conr yentioii of -the American Legion in Dallas and' go tb AmarfUo for a speech before the Confederate veterans' reunion. __ , A new farm project has been begun by J. 0. Adcook of Wake county, If, O. He will raise bHji frogs, and supply nearby markets with- frog MCH AND ITS NEW CffiHd AS MIS! Paul A Thompson, pictured here, is today beginning his work as minister of Central Church of Christ. He comes from Lakeview, where he has served as pastor. The church building, shown above, has been used since last November 1, when about 75 members and the .Rev.; B. M. Borden began worshiping there. Three revivals have been conducted, by R. R. Price of Chlldress in' January and again in June, and by Jesse Wiseman of Borger in April. A.. C. Cox, regular song director, was in charge of all revival song services. Before Mr. Borden left for Riverside, Calif., on August 1, the membership had increased 100 per 1 cent. While the church was without a resident minister the past month, the pulpit was filled two Sundays by Mr. Hendry, formerly of Wheeler, and two Sundays by Mr. Thompson. The new minister, at the beginning of his work here, said: "I am very happy to be here in the Lord's work, and during my stay here laboring with the Central Church of Christ, I desire to do the most good I can in the advancement of the cause of Christ in Pampa. And as the Apostle Paul said, 'Preach the word,' which I intend to do without fear or favor. Speaking in behalf of the Central Church of Christ, I wish to extend to every individual in the city o£ Pampa a hearty welcome to attend every service." -® KING LEHR AND THE GILDED AGE. By Elizabeth Drexel Lehr. August publication Lippincott's, $3. Reviewed by May Stevens Isaacs. This is the story of New York society In the nineties and the early years of the 20th century. It is the personal memoirs of Mrs, Lehr and contains excerpts from the diary which her husband kept locked during his lifetime. The author's father was associated in business with J. Pierpont Morgan and the families' New York residences were on Madison Avenue only a few blocks apart. Elizabeth Drexel's grandfather had to come to America In 1817. He arrived In Philadelphia;, a young and talented artist, with very little more than his few paints and brushes. Later, he entered the banking business. Elizabeth Drexel was married to John Dahlgren in 1889 and a son came to them in Washington. They went soon after to Colorado on account of her husband's failing health and there some months later and just as the boy was learning to walk, Mr. Dahlgren died. Ten years later, his widow married Harry Lehr who was one of society's favorites in New York in that period. He was Invited to all the important social functions where his engaging smile and ready wit kept any group gay and for this reason he was sought out by hostesses. The period covered by this book was one of lavish entertainment among the society people of New York and Newport, some of them spending as much as $100,000 for a single evening's social function; It is said that" the ballroom of Win. Astor accommodated but four hun- dred guests and much time and careful planning was required in making out their guest lists. Tills was also the time of horses and carriages, the wealthy families owning a different turnout for ea'ch occasion. We are told that the John Drexel's had 26 different carriages and that several others had nearly as many. The description of society life in Newport is a: talc of splendor and extravagance. One leader is quoted as stating that, at the beginning of the Newport season, she always set aside $300,000 for entertaining. The "cottages" built there for use the six or seven weeks of the year were expensive and elegant, some costing from $5,000,000 to $10,000,000 dollars. The "Elms" was reported to have cost $5,000,000 and was filled with priceless art treasures, masterpieces of French and Italian art which the owner, a coal baron, had searched over Europe to find. Numerous incidents of ball, dinner, and party are given. Reproductions of photographs of all the people prominent in the business and social world of those yeavs are used. These make an interesting study in styles of dress and transportation. Henry Symes Lehr died in January, 1929 and this book, which is the story of New York's "Four Hundred" of thirty-five to fifty years ago, has been written by his widow, Elizabeth Drexel Lehr and is also her personal history. This account was published in eight installments in the magazine "Town and Country" beginning with the issue o£ March 15, 1935. It is interesting, made doubly so by the numerous Illustrations, (Continued From Pago 7) AIARELO TAKES STEPS FOR CARE OF CONFEDERATE VETS AT REUNION AMARILLO, Aug. 31 OP)—Ama- rlllo has taken steps to provide careful protection for the health of aged veterans during the forty-fifth annual reunion of the United Confederate veterans here Sept. 3-6. Hospital aid will be under the direction of the Potter County Medical association. Two hospital tents will be provided. A nurse will be on duty at the main tent 24 hours a day and doctors will be present from, 3 a. m. until 10 p. m. Members of ,he medical group are expected to volunteer to serve two hours each during the reunion. U. S. government tents will be used. Special wards have been set aside at two hospitals in case any veteran aecomes ill. Ambulance service will available. Pay for nurses and supplies used will be the only costs of the hos- jitalization to the reunion commit- ;ee. The veterans' reunion camp, to je suggestive of Civil war days, will 38 maintained in regular army style. Major Edmond R. Wiles of Fort Riley, Kas., has arrived here to assist in the reunion, He was assigned by the secretary of war and ,vill be in charge of the government tents-,, .cots, .blankets and other army equipment to,be used, A formal national commander of ;he Sons of Confederate veterans, Major Wiles, managed Confederate reunions at Little Rock, Ark., Charlotte, N. C., and Biloxi, Miss. As district quartermaster for the Kansas CCC, he has been in charge of housing, feeding and transporting 6,000 men. •Major Wiles was accompanied by Staff Sergeant O. Johnson of Fort Riley. Experienced in purchasing for and feeding thousands of men, Johnson will assist in caring for the veterans during their four-day encampment. COCKTAIL POCKETBOOK LONDON (IP)— The smart cocktail party pocketboofc is made of "bumpy" black and gold crepe and gold colored metal. Flower necklaces with crepe petals and gilt centers are worn to match. Sets also are procurable in other shades. Jack Vance and family left yesterday for a two-week vacation in the New Mexico mountain, KINDERGARTEN Mrs. Clyde Gold Location: Telephone 617 Chevrolet Bids. Terms!..; > Opening: $5.00 Monthly Sept. 9th. Of Baitcmg mid Expression Pampa's Oldest Established School All flew Work—-From the Teacher YO« Know. Exceptional Rates on Both Dancing Expressjpn erlng child study and parental education from babyhood through hitsh school, thus facilitating the wise selection of topics for study. The use or the radio is a now field in education. Through tht. courtesy of the National Broadcasting company a: splendid scries of addresses on parent education was given last year. These 36 broadcasts were by the foremost educators, psychologists, and parent-education specialists available. The response to this form of parental education was most gratifying; listeners were unanimous in their praise anil appreciation. Many organization; sponsored radio listening groups 52 of these groups reporting from Texas. This type of educational lecturing will be repeated tills year. Announcement of speakers will be made at a later date. All professions require specific training. There is no greater profession than that of parenthood. The rearing of tomorrow's citizens should be considered of vast importance.' Mrs. Emmert concludes: "This profession will be what parents make it—a haphazard responsibility, or what it really should be— a joyous adventure!" ^t*: Miss Viola McCullough of Wichita Palls and Martin Muench of San Antonio arc week-end guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. D. Keim. FINE ARTS (Continued from Page, 7) ?l rurtldH rtgaln in both popular and classical' tntKic. Con!#r*atory to O£efl amps conservatory of music and allied "arts announces the opening of its '• MtA 'season Tuesday'In new central studios' In the I. O. O; P. building. The new rooms, light, private; and convenient to high school building, will be supplemented by studios Hear the ward schools; '' Th'p conservatory had 157 ptipils enrolled last year. About 25 entered rcgibnal music contests in voice, piano, and vlblin, winning" high rntik. Six teachers comprise the staff; Madeline Tarpley Rowntree has been a teacher of piano here Severn! years, with pupils whose prog- rf'ss has been demonstrated In public ' programs and contests. Mrs. Walter P. G. Stein taught with the conservatory last, year in a successful term. She also teaches piano, and is accompanist tat the Treble Clef club. Her studio will be in the conservatory rooms and at 705 N. Somcrville. Mrs. Lily Hartsfield, a new piano toacher from Hillsboro, has had yoars of experience and maintained lrm;c classes in the downstate city. Slip will teach in the conservatory room. Mrs. T. P. Morton, who has taught expression hero for several successful years, has developed pupils who excelled in speech contests. Her studio will be at her home, 417 N. Yager. Mrs. Philip Wolfe, teacher of singing, liar, taught in Pampa three years, with some outstanding pupils In her credit. She will teach in the conservatory studio and at 903 N. Somerville. Roy W. Tinslcy, who will teach violin ill the conservatory rooms, is now in Kansas City, where for several years he has spent a part of each summer studying new music and late methods of instruction. His teacher is Wort S. Morse, president of the Kansas City Guild of music and allied arts teachers, noted con- crrt violinist and teacher, and pupil of the renowned Cesar Thomson of Brussels. (Continued from Page 7) Prc-Cfntennials and Pioneer Roundups, will begin a drive within Uie next week for old timers and "new timers" who attend the dance with the expectation of dancing, to wear old-time clothes. Visitors from nearby towns will also be urged to wear costumes, although this will not be compulsory for admittance. AH .persons who danced at the Pro- Centennial square dances are cordially invited to attend the event. Local' sttfeTfe ti&nefers ... cialiy urged to'tftteftdJ It gestfed tttat tockl'squste'aiaeets practi6e up on their esefcfotloft of the heel and toe polka, thft schot- tisneVand 'the-' v'ariooS'sqti&re flances. 'Prise's will'Be? eivfeft to m best ahd most original callers, th§ best fiddlers and the- best performefs of the various dances. InvJtaitioiris and aflri&Sncements are beirtg sent this week-end to square dancers in all places of this I territory. ^ College Graduates Find Jobs Easily CANYON, *Aug. 31.—Unemployment is not a serious problem for the 2Z5 men slid women who have been graduated from the West, Texas State Teachers college this year. Among the 225 are 13 who. are* 1 -*! not seeking positions, 195 are' already placed and 17 havve not yet ' found places to work. The college placement committee Jj I reports that at least four of the 17 SI are expected to have positions by SI the last days of August. i'3T The majority of the graduates are f I teachers, although a number are | employed in the oil -fields and still others in offices. BAPTISTS TO CONVENE Baptist churches of this district will send delegates here Sept. 9 and 10 for an annual meeting to convene at First Baptist church. In addition to thn general sessions, meetings of the women's organizations are scheduled. LEAVES FOR CONVENTION Mrs. Roy Sewell, president-elect of the American Legion Auxiliary, is leaving today for Dallas as the local delegate to the state Auxiliary convention. She plans to return Wednesday. NEWS Want Ads are effective. LOUENE McCLINTOCK Piano Teacher. B. M.,-S. M. U. Registration this week. Classes begin September Z 321 North Frost Phone 799 To Sect Comfortably —See— Dr. Paul Owen» The Optometrist We Bpeclalize in fitting comfortable Glasses as well iw the newest atylti. Owen Optical Clinic DR. PAUL OWENS, OptometrUt. First National Bank Bide. Phone 185 Third Year, Beginning Sept. 2nd Pampa Conservatory of Music And Allied Arts Courses in Piano, Voice, Violin and Expression (New Address: Odd Fellows Bids.) Phone 575 Piano Madeline Tarpley Rownlrco Phone 38 Mrs. Walter F. G. Stein Phone 959J Mrs. Lilly Harlsficld Phone 557 Voice Mrs. Philip Wolfe Phone 5 Expression Mrs. T. F. Morton .Phone 427J Violin Roy Tinslcy Phone 9011F2 —INQUIRE FOR RATES— With these woolens and our pattern service, you can have a luxury wardrobe at budget cost. Friezes, nubby tweeds, jacquard woolens and other types. Full Si-inches in width. 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