Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on September 2, 1935 · Page 2
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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 2

Pampa, Texas
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Monday, September 2, 1935
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DAlLi TORAL SOCIAL SECURITY BILL t f*eW hieasures of greater significance have ever been inscribed with a president's signature than the Social security bill which Mr. Roosevelt signed last Wed- he&day. In a sense, it is a summation of the political phil- bSophy of the man whose name gave it validity. At least it is a long step toward the social ideal at which that philosophy aims. .The significance of it is not only in the terms of the bill itself, but in the political background from which it emerged. Throughout the history of the republic, political parties have' declared their overweening love for the common run of folks, proclaimed their desire to serve the general welfare. The results, however, have been scant. Legislation has been a matter of serving special interests and pretending that by so doing the general welfare was promoted. But now we have a definite, planned piece of legislation that, for almost the first time in the country's history, embodies the theory that government docs have a responsibility toward those elements of society that become the victims of uncontrolled economic forces. Woodrow Wilson had much the same governmental concept, and laid plans for legislation in keeping with it. The world war forced him to devote himself to other things before his program could be fairly launched. The two presidents who followed him could not be said to have' any special philosophy that involved any consid- 'eration of security against economic stress. Mr. Hoover, out of his experience in humanitarian tasks, did have such a philosophy. His views along such lines arc of present interest because of the route which he would follow. In the broadest .sense, his eoneeplion of the government as a social agency has tho, same objectives as Mr. Roosevelt's conception docs. The difference—-and it is a difference that will be emphasized if Mr. Hoover is a political figure in :if>.'!(]-— is in method rather than itr principle. If you go back and study the history of political parties, this difference will become more clear. Basically, it is the difference between the two major po- liticial parties. Maintain prosperity at !!)<• lop, Mr. Hoover says in effect, and it will percolate down to the bottom and the 'common can partake of it. Encourage the development of vast fortunes, of groat industrial institutions and pass laws that further and protect them and the wealth thus /created will certainly .seep and trickle downward until society as a whole is bencfittcd by it. That is the essence of Republican doctrine. The protective tariff is a product of it. There have been times when it has worked admirably, or at least has seemed to do so. It is to plausible theory and, politically speaking, a practical one. Mr. Hoover wanted to develop it further than any of his predecessors, when the depression interfered. The Roosevelt view is that the general welfare must .be furthered; that if the social structure as a whole is to' benefit, prosperity and security must be provided directly at the bottom and middle levels as well as at the top. The social security measure is in keeping with that view. Where the difference counts, politically, is in the groups to which presidents look for counsel and guidance. 'Under Republican presidents, such counsel and guidance came from the elements of which Andrew Mellon may be regarded as chief spokesman. Call it Wall Street, call it Big Business, or what you will. Under Mr. Roosevelt, there is little or no consultation of such elements. A president who listened to them, who regarded them as his mentors, could novel' have put through congress .such a bill as that which was given executive approval last Wednesday. Therein, as we shall see as the 1936 campaign gets under way, is the vital point in the present political set-up. There is in the White House a president, and there is in control a political party, who do not take orders or advice from the "top." The social'se- ' curity bill, because of its objectives and its implications, becomes the pivot on which political events may turn. It enables the lines to be drawn straight and distinct between the two concepts of government It is unthinkable that the American people can be persuaded that their interests lie either in the fulfillment of the Republican theory of the government's social 'responsibility or in the radical balderdash of a man like Huey Long. But tho efforts are being made, from both directions, to so persuade them.—Wichita Daily Times. warned them that thd party tvbuld be split and that they probably all would "hang," He topp'ed this off with the ominous warning- that the president had made it pef- fectly clear that he would take the issue before the country next year if they didn't fall in line. Turning to Joe Byrns, the vice president demanded whether the speaker would dare to go back to Tennessee and face the people after what he had done during the fight on the bill. Next was O'Connor's turn. Garner pointed out to him what had been said about his brother Basil and about the rules chairman himself and asked him if he dared face the music. The boys got the point. They realized that many House Democrats were desperately anxious to vote for a face-saving substitute. * * * * Back to the House floor: Sam Rayburn, introduces the substitute as a "compromise*. Byrns and O'Connor back him up against Huddleston on a point of order. Rayburn speaks and you can sense that many previously recalcitrant Democrats have had enough of the fight. O'Connor then rises to. urge passage and as he does so, a note comes from Byrns to Rayburn, who controls the time: "Recognize me for three minutes and I'll speak for it." Byrns speaks: "We can't go back 1 to pur constituents and admit our inability to pass legislation." And over she goes, as all but 50 Democrats scramble back under the administration tent. And the conference report is whipped into shape for final action while administrationists prepare to celebrate, and mimeographs of the holding company executives are oiled to scream out their last cry of rage. By GEORGE TUCKER NEW YORK—-Your Now Yorker or tho boom period who paid $1,000 for n. first edition of Dante's Divine Comedy" is .still as much or iv bibliophile as ever, but now he hns Irmisferrod his affections to the less expensive magazine field. There is ii lively market for first editions in magazines today. Copies of inn American Mercury, dated January- 1934, are quoted at $•1 . . . Vol. 1, No. 1 of the 1 New Yorker, which sold originally for 15 cents, is worth $100 . . . First editions of Colliers. Time, and Liberty are invaluable and are not on the open market ... A first issue of Radio News, an obscure 5 cent publication In 1919, brings $1. An indication of the alertness of "Firsts" connoisseurs was that demand for copies of Mickey Mouse magazine which recently announced a new form. Almost every known "collector" in the country wrote in and requested a special copy. This new interest in magazine first edition buying has resulted in the opening of dozens of shops which have sprung niushroom-liko in the side streels of midtown. All of them have a surprising stock of "firsts." The young man with the pretty girl said something in Spanish nnd pointed towards the site of the old "demolished" Spanish Plats which, years ago, were built by Jose de Navarre, wealthy Cuban, as an American investment for the Queen of Spain. I'm sure it will intrigue you to know that the young man is the great-grandson of that queen, Isabella, who later was banished from Spain. He Is the son of Ex-King Alphonso. He incurred the ire of his imperial sire by marrying: 131- mira Sampedra, a Cuban commoner, and he still is known as the Prince of the Asturias, although that title Was supposed to have gorie whistling down the wind .When thig revolution transfortned the' monarchy to a republic. Their arrival In New York, Incl^ dentally, Involved ft delicate bit of diplomatic procedure. When the royal pair assumed the royal suite at the St. Morltz. the question arose as to which flag should be hoisted In Central Park South. They couldn't unfurl the flag of Republican Spain Without offending the prince and the old Imperial flag was equally useless, RS the Spanish legation whicli threw the prince out would be displeased. So they compromised and, In deference to the countess, the Cuban flag was run out on the masts. And, speaking of royalty, did you know that Nilly Rayes, the Broadway juggler, is the nephew of the present queen ot Italy, cousin to King Alexander of Yugo-Slavla, and related by marriage to every royal family in Kurope? He's a featured artist in Earl Carroll's "Sketch Book" revue. . . Mile. Nlrskal, the dnncer, is really a Columbus, Ohio, girl . . . George Lessey, the actor, is the son of a former dean of Amherst Academy. . . Arthur Griffin was a successful dentist in Pall River, Mass., before he decided to cast his lot with the Broadway stage. . . And Mat Duffln, the dancer, is the son of J. J. Duffin, high coun- sellor of the Mormon Church at Salt Lake City. _ ^ Namur, a Be-.glan city which formerly suffered from the overflowing of the SamMc and Mouse rivers, Was celebrated for its stilt-walkers for centuries. M. P. poWtfs Automobile Short arid torig frenai " REPTNANOINpr email and Lartf*. 104 Cbmbs-Warle}' Bid* phone 336 All makes Typewriters and Other Office Machines Cleaned and Repaired, —All Work Guarantee^— Call JIMMIE TICE PAMPA OFFICE SUPPLY •'COMPANY,; Phone m THE PAMPA DAILY N. irons, CM&. Mgr. ; , and POMS' Jtdlfc* MEMBER OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.—Pull LeSsed Wire, the Associated PrWS 48 «*eito«fW •«*• titled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to ot not otherwise credited in tfili newspaper and also the local news published herein. All rights for re-publication df Ipratl eB&> patches herein also are reserved, -i - \ ---:;j ,,jfe Entered as second-class matter March II, 1927, ft* jh"« potftfflftOI U PafepA, Teta«, tmdAr ttt* A»l « March-8, 1876. _ . ' .' .: •: :• , -; .• ;* ; •.•{'->-•• BDBSCRitTlON BATES OF THE P AMP A DAILT 6a» Sr«4f ....i...i|10t Bli Months ..,..'.",iSM~~ "One'ftJcmth .,»,,....| ,W One We«k iit ».,,.1 j| One One Moflth ,,,...i .*> ayiibiia „. ^... «^oiuu . wne . MLUHI By Mall in Gray and Aajiflhingr .15.1)0 Six Months ,.*U.76 Thfee Months ... By Mall OnUlde Or»?Ana Adjoining Conntlc* »7.00 Bte Months ......J3.7S Three Months <2.10 One Month .,.,..! .if! Nbrtcfc—it is not the intention of this newspaper to cast reflection upon the character of knowingly and If through terror It should, the management will 'appreciate h»vin| attention '"' same, and will gladly and fully correct any erroneous statement made. OUT OUR WAY By WILLIAMS YOU'D BE A \ (SOOD DRIVER, \ IF YOU'D WATCH WHAT V'OU'KE DO/M5, (KISTEAD / OF WHAT HE'S / DOIN<S/ V WORDf WHV DOM'T SOU MAKE HIM "STOP THAT? V0LJ KWOW I DIDKJ'T TURM TMAT CORME& FAST EMOUcSM TO TMROW HfM HALF CUT, LIKE THAT—HE'S MAKIKK5 FCJW OF MV PRK/INJS. THE 6RUMBLE BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES THE NEW DEAL IN WASHINGTON .BY RODNEY DUTOHKR. NEA Service Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON— Li.slen, my children, and you shall 'hear the rather exciting Uilc of how the art ministration • finally whammed the .socks off the. "power trust" in the ^battle over the public utilities holding company bill. .; You could hardly ask for a more dramatic grudge -fight than one pitting 1 tho Whil.o House with all its re. sources against tho $12,000,000,000 utility industry, the •House of Morgan, and other powerful banking conncc- 'Ltions and the largest, most expensive lobby ever seen . in Washington. It had all the elements of a death duel, a slugging .match, and a poker game in which no one knew who 'held the most wild cards until the very end. Twice the administration had gone to defeat in the House on the Senate-endorsed "death .sentence." Ever.y: one knew the. House leaders weren't backing up the -president. Democratic Congressman George Huddleston of Alabama and KepublkajiH Cooper of Ohio and Holmes of • Massachusetts, dominating the House conferees, showed • every sign of an intention to block any legislation whatever. Senator Burt Wheeler of Montana, sponsor of the bill and head of the Senate conferees, stood firm. Then those celebrated administration brain trusters, .Ben Cohen and Tom Corcoran, (who averaged about six hours' sleep a night after they started work on this bill •'10 months ago), drew up a "substitute"" for the "death '^entence" clause (which (both sides now admit was virtually the same thing) and the "substitute" was secretly : Approved by Roosevelt. » * * * * * ^ The scene now shifts to the private office of Vice Garner, big behind-the-scenes liaison man for ,Y\fsVXVt.-»U O\\ , I'U. 60 !'W«& A .\10Ni6 "" I VA)OO\,O.K^'T SO l:oo^y OOOW , K>O\\\ <=>\V.W TO O<b "VO GO! VOO I'U- By MARTIN \T, ' I W^'tQ St'Eto GA. 60 TVE.VP VtfrtVX T\V . A 6000 i-.--y^/^///^ J .T^»» l ^j.» ii f ^m*af**i— i ... -. •""ggp- 1935 BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T, M. REG. U. S..PM\Ppr;. FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS He's Right BLOSSEH HELP YOURSELVES TO THE DIAMONDS FELLERS! THERE'S OKJLV A- HOLE IN THE GROUND.WHERE THEY USED TO BE .'.' HE'S ONLY STALLING, MEN.' YOU MIGHT MAKE A R3OTUME WITH THAT \CRATER.' CUT IT UP INTO SMALL SECTIONS, AM' &ELL THEM-R3R POST HOLES/ I'M SORRY, RUFE, THAT OUR EXPEDITION FAILED.' FORGET IT, SON! LIFE IS AN ELEVATOR, AN' YOUVE GOTTA LEARW HOW- TO RIDE BOTH WAYS.'.' n WHAT ^ CtoTtXI ) BACK TO THE PROPOSE \STATES WITH THE TO DO, /PLANE.'ME, I'M NOW J STAYIN' HERE.' I •2 /HAVE MY SHOVEL AN' jA PICK, AN'ENOUGH , ' ' GRUB.'/ I STAYED HERE ) BEFORE! i'U. BE /OKAY....I HAVE WHERE DIG ME SOME ' NEvV CARATS.'/;' THE NEWFANGLES (Mom'n Pop) Reason Enough wuy SHQULTJNT i BE JUMPV? WHOSE BRWN WOULDN'T BE JITTERY, AFTER ftM EXPERIENCE LIKE 1 HAD ? TUE. TUING TUET tMKES WE SORE, IS TUE WA.Y DOC STOLL PULLED TUE WOOL OVER MY EYES-AND 1 PAID FEI? SILK' SILK? WHAT'S^ TUET GOT TOO VJITU BON' SORE DOC? LISTEN.EABV-THINK OFAU. THE pOOGU 1 C&1D PER THIS STQM&C IAEDI.CINE,VJHEN DOC WAS TRYIN 1 T'eORE ME OF THEN^ DIZZV SPELLS .' ALLEY OOP But What AJbout Dinny? Present:. Garner, Speaker Joe Byrns, House Rules an John J. O'Connor (whose brother Basil re|25,000 from Associated Gas & Electric and who :egjj sabotaging the .administration oni the measure), Leader Eld, Taylor of .Colorado, Whip of Pennsylvania— ana a bp.ttie, .the fluestion squarely to fo^ listeners 88 ' r§ftli|ie4 .what they were dpingv H> JUS' B'PORE' DWWV GOT MTM THAT TREE I WAS IkJ, I STQMACH i NOTMINT - WUO WOOUDtvj'T SET LIGHT- HEMJEb, VJITU iaOOO HID : IN HIS MW. TUET HE DIDN'T KNOW WAS TXEJW./J IT WAS'\DUB STOtVVACH / SO THAT'S ' PLACED EM ? HOW ARE CSQMNOA C5IT HA-1 60 UP TO /T. QOP&D

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