Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on January 24, 1935 · Page 2
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Thursday, January 24, 1935
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PAGE TWO THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS, Pampa, Texas THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 24,' 1935. WORLD'S BOILING TEAKETTLES The best laid plans of political theorists go awry when people are put under pressure. There is really no new governmental system, but the kind which people choose depends upon the circumstances. Communal holding of property dates far beyond the time of Christ, who was quite a radical along social lines. But Christ placed the individual above all else, while most modern dictatorships consider the state as a whole unit and citizens as not very significant though indispensable parts of the whole. Kings and emperors had dictating down to a science long before the doctrines of Hitler and Mussolini were conceived. Indeed, the abuses of the powers of dictatorships, along with kingly favoritism and corruption, gave rise to the democratic theory of self-government. Now, as people lose faith in the representative system and in themselves, they react in favor of dictators who promise them everything. Post-war collapses made Hitler and they made Mussolini. The war also was Russia's opportunity to throw off one dictatorship and assume another. Economic pressure resulted in upheavals in Spain and the New Deal in America. In most instances, oldtime democracy suffered greatly in prestige and lost ground in practice. America's political trend has been slow, considering the shock of dropping from prosperity to depression, from good jobs to unemployment. America has veered sharply away from democracy and toward socialism, however, and only an end of joblessness will restore self-government and individualism to their former state, or anything like their onetime popularity. It is hugely important for America to achieve an end to unemployment. Mr. Roosevelt has been the sole hope of millions, but he cannot continue many years in the presidency. When he steps down, either in fact or in public esteem, his power must be replaced—by what? It should be replaced by self-confidence, by confidence in the ability of the people to choose representatives who can govern wisely and well and preserve the basic rights and privileges of all citizens. But, undeniably, the unemployment problem is one of the most complex any government ever faced. Nearly every plan offered helps one group at the expense of another. Those who offer, as Huey Long does, the most cocksure solutions are those who would promise anything to achieve personal advancement. It is nothing short of cruelty to raise false hopes which, when blasted, will break hearts and destroy confidence in the government. The Townsend old age pension bill is an example . . . Mr. Roosevelt conceives as .great work relief program as the government can afford, but his best programs, compared with the promises of the "outs," are poor indeed. THE NEW DEAL IN WASHINGTON -BY RODNEY DUTCHER- NEA Service Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON.—Outlook for the four billion dollar work relief scheme, in the light of such explanations as •have been made by Roosevelt, seems rather gummy. : The luxuriant unclerwrowth of objections and ques- ^tjons which has sprouted up since the formal announce- £ment doubtless will be cleared away. But at present even ^Belief Administrator Harry Hopkins and Secretary Jckes seem to be foggy as to just how the program will ^workout. i .••„? -. •• *Ajtf|i]i;jJ :' The fact is only slowly dawning, even on folk's here, that the plan is on its face an attempt, by the administration, already engaged in unloading the "unemploy- ables" on relief rolls, to shift the whole relief burden back to the states. How far this attempt will go and how successful it Will be are questions assuming major importance in all minds which give them thought. It is proposed that the states borrow from the $4,000,000,000 fund for work relief projects, that they pro. vide security, and that they be expected to pay the money back. It is admitted that the federal government will step in with its own work projects where states fail to borrow—a fact which gives even more weight to the question whether states already up to their ears in debt can be expected to borrow still more money to take over a relief load now carried by the federal government. Already, FERA has modified its ruling that it will pay out no more money for care of "unemployables" after Feb. 1. !<v*'l^&!&l*|M|| It has become apparent, meanwhile, that huge numbers of "employables" on relief live far from the scene of proposed projects and Roosevelt hasn't made clear, even to intimate advisers, the extent to which he envisages transplantation—or separation—of families. It is strikingly clear, however, that "employables" on relief are heavily concentrated in cities and that among types of work mentioned by the president—rural electrification, rural housing, reforestation, and slum clearance—only slum clearance, linked with low-cost housing, is of an urban character. How many of the horde of women and white-collar folks on relief can be fitted into an outdoor manual labor program is still another big question of how much of the program can ;be self-liquidating—:a Roosevelt aim. Stress on use of manual rather than machine labor, lack of competitive bidding, and probable employment pf many persons at tasks to which they are unaccustomed are factors which do not make for "businesslike" operation. Figures used to indicate that all "employables" on relief will be taken care of are still another story. Experts who have analyzed them believe that if there is no considerable pickup in private employment, a group per- Jiaps running into the millions will have to be maintained on direct relief or left high and dry. Added td all this uncertainty is the insistence of or- ganised labor that the anticipated low wages for relief WP5.'fc will force down private wage rates. Between one thing and another, it is possible that someone will have to do a lot of explaining before the fjiige program gets through Congress. Congress again may turn down the revised food and drug J>iH> unless someone tells the representatives that it isn't the kind of bill they have to pay. The League of Nations stopped a revolt of the losers in tiie §aar, before Hitler could lay his hands on them. JJqey Long's publication pf his s . on g isn't so much to Jje 4re£decp§s the fac.t th,At he's building a ra.dip statipn ever, which he can croon & _'_ TEXAS HISTORY Brushing Up on Fact* You Ought to Recall Much angry grumbling accompanied the sound of hammesr and saws at Anahuac in 1831, when Colonel John Davis Bradburn was having his headquarters built. Slaves worked night and day, tolling under harsh directions, struggling to k«p weariness from taking possession of aching arms and. bodies. They worked with a future of freedom in mind, for Bradburn, It was said, encouraged them to believe that the intent of ths law was to make the slaves free. It was even reported- that he harbored two runaway slaves from Louisiana, and refused to surrender them to their owner after enlisting them in his detachment. The climax to BradbunVb imprudence came when ho arrested some of the colonists, among them Patrick C. Jack, on various pretexts, and held them for military trial. A young attorney named William B. Travis undertook to free the two slaves, and found himself in the guard house next to Jack. Brazorinns began at once to create a militia to march against Bradburn and free the two prominent and well-liked citizens. Before they reached Anahuac their force had grown to a hundred and sixty men, with recruits from East Texas. Bradburn promised to release his prisoners after a preliminary skirmish, but when the attackers withdrew to await the prisoners' release, he merely strengthened his force. The attackers were justly furious. Having no artillery, they sent at once to Brazoria for two cannon, and while waiting for them, adopted resolutions later to be known as the Turtle Bayou Resolutions. They announced that they were not rebelling against Mexico, but that they were cooperating with Santa Anna in the Liberal revolt h e was leading at that time in Old Mexico. Colonel Pledras and his large company moved down from Nacogdoches to negotiate with the attackers. For n day or two the leaders were behind closed doors. The conference ended with several definite results. Piedras agreed to have the prisoners released to civil authorities for trial; the private property Bradburn had taken was to be paid for, and every effort was to be made to remove Bradburn from office. Bradburn soon asked to be relieved of his duties, and several days later, the Anahuac garrison went away to join Santa Anna in his Liberal army. In the meantime, the cannon being sent to Anahuac had caused trouble. Colonel Ugar- techa attempted to prevent the vessel from sailing up the Brazos with the cannon, and there were several wounded men before he surrendered and left Texas with his soldiers. These events antedated by several years the revolution in which was achieved Texas' independence, the Centennial of which is to be observed in 1936. Eldridge Farm Group Chooses 1935 Officers The Eldridge Community Farm association met January 22 for the purpose of electing officers for 1935. The following were elected: B. E. Glass, chairman; Andy Word, vice- chairman,' and J. E. Taylor, secretary. Tlie work to be carried on by the association in 1935 will consist of boys' 4-H club work, terracing, demonstrations on killing and curing of meat, hide tanning, find sub-irrigation of gardens. A talk on the subject of farm organization was made by County Agent Ralph R. Thomas, after which Clyde L. Cai'ruth, assistant agent, discussed the use of the new AAA farm record books. A copy of this record book was issued to each farmer present. Chairman B. E. Glass appointed a program committee for the next meeting, it is composed of Willie Barnes, Mr. Ayers, and Mr. Wetscll. Regular meeting nights will be on the fourth Monday night of each month. The next meeting date will be on February 25. At the close of the meeting Andy Word was elected cotton committeeman for 1935? -•_ Solons Squawking About Patronage WASHINGTON, Jan. 24. (/Pi- Saying they are not getting their rightful share of federal 'jobs, some democratic, congressmen set out in earnest today ta do something about it. They prepared to air their grievances at a party caucus tonight and try to decide on a course of action. The names of 75 members of the majority party in the house were signed to a petition, circulated by Representative McFarlane, of Texas, which forced the democratic leadership there to summon the meeting. - Early Egyptians observed New Year's day at the autumnal equinox —usually about September 21. 'Mechanical Man 7 Coming to Pampa R. H. "Gloomy" Guss. known as a mechanical man and a gloom chaser, will be in Pampa Friday and Saturday of this week. ' He will occupy a display window of the J. C. Penney company at various hours to entertain the public. He will be in the window from 2 to 8 p. m. Friday and 10 «,. m. to 9 p. in. Saturday. "To anyone making me smile while in the window I will present complimentary tickets to the La Nora theater," Guss has announced. "To anyone making me laugh while in the store I will present a new automobile. I make these offers, and the Penney store has no part in this phase of the show." "-Gloomy" Ouss appeared in Ripley's "Odditorium" at the Chicago Century of Progress and has appeared before kings and queens of Europe, he says. He can stand for three successive hours without batting an eye or moving a muscle, he claims. HERE FROM AMARILLO Postmaster Bill Kenyon of Amarillo and Mr. and Mrs. John Kenyon were visitors at the local post office yesterday morning. The party was going from here to Clarendon to visit friends. Cjean Out Kidney Poisons W«ih Out Your 15 Milei Of Kidney Tubei If kidneys don't pass 3 pints n day that contain' nearly 4 pounds of waste matter, the '15 miles of kidney tubes and filters become claused with poisonous waste prod- acts and tbe danger of acid poisoning Is greatly tBcrcascd. Bladder passages arc difficult . . . which often smart and burn like scalding water and cause discomfort. This acid condition, brought about by poor kidney functions Is n danger signal and -may be the beginning of nagging backache, lee pains, loss of pep and vitality, getting up nights, lumbago, swollen feet and ankles, rheumatic pains and dizziness. Most people watch their bowels which contain only 27 feet of intestines but neglect the kidneys which contain 1C miles of tiny tubes and filters. If these tubes or, filters become clogged with poisons, It may Knock you out and lay you up for many months. Don't run any risk. Make sure your kidneys empty 3 pints a day. Ask your druggist for DOAN'S PILLS, an old prescription, which has been used successfully by millions of kidney sufferers for over 40 years. They give quick relief und will help to wash out the 15 miles of kidney tubes. But don't take chances with strong drugs or so-called "kidney cures" that claim to fix you up In IB minutes. Treatments of this nature may seriously injure and irritate delicate tissues. Insist on DOAN'S PILLS . . . the old reliable relief that contains no dope" or habit-forming drugs. Be sure you Ret DOAN'S PILLS at your druggist. © 1934, Foster-Milburn Co. THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS Published evenings except Saturday, and Sunday morning by Pampa Dally NEWS, Inc., , 322 West Foster, Pampa, Texas QILMORE N. NtJT^N, den. Mgr.; PHILIP R. POND, Business Mgr.; OLIN E. HTNKI.E, Managing Editor MEMBER OP 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 thi* newspaper and also the local news published herein. All rights for re-publication of special dispatches herein also are reservsd. , Entered as-second-class matter March IB, 1927, at the postofflce at Pampa, Texas, under the Act oi March 3. 1879. _. SUBSCRIPTION BATES OF THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS By Carrier In Pampa . 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UCH TO HIS SURPRISE , WINDY FINDS UIMSELF FACE TO FACE, NOT WITH VAN DER MORGAN, GREW FANCIER, BUT HIS OtD ENEMV, SMP.OTHY SMITH By COWAIH f WERE YOU THINKTNG ABOUT SOME PUACE,V/INDY ? WELL-! HAPPEN TO BE THE J.P.VAN DER MORGAN WHO PHONED VOUl , \ i, —'•* \ ^^, •*^=*3ES£S^ J w %« At ® '" 5 g^Jj^ SERVICE. INC. T. MrfEC. U. S..PAT. OFF. _^^j- ALLEY OOP .The Lost Is Found! COME ON, ALLEY - HURRY / ,i (A v O r '-"S MAY BE OUR ONLYCHAMCE ,'!>•, ' l ' U«B><~^vTO ESCAPE.' WE ^ By HAMLIfr ^ IT SURE WAS A KINDA NIGHTMARE PLACE BUT I WONDER WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO OU PINNY - AM I EVER C3LAP TO BE OUT OF THAT AWFUL . VALLEY ' ,tr,H-^^ V(g'l935 B,V NEA SERVICE', INC. T.'M/REC.'U. S. PAT. OFF.^ OH, DIANA! Checking Up! l> YOU pON'T >VANNA \ /MV DEAR DIANA fit? 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