PAGE EIGHT- •THE P'AMPA DAILY NEWS, Pampg, TeXSi THURSDAY ;- jANUAfcY 24, 1935. 'SCAB WAGES' CHARGED BY MASSACHUSETTS REPRESENTATIVE WASHINGTON, Jan. 24. (ff>)— A fight over wages the government proposes to pay 3,500,000 persons threatened today as administration leaders strove to get the $4,880,000,000 relief program through the house before nightfall. A cry of "scab wages" came from Rap. Conneiy (D.-Mass.) chairman of the house labor committee, as he attacked a proposal to pay an By VICTOR BRIDGES SYNOPSIS: Molly O'Brien and Nick Trench just have escaped death at the Jiands of the spy, Peter Orloff. Orloff is trying to find the valuable formula which has been stolen from Molly—so are Molly and Nick, with the help of Jerry Mordaunt and the boy, Jimmy Pox. Jerry tells his .allies that Oowlland, the farmer with whom the murdered John Osborne, the man who first stole the formula, boarded, just has shot himself, and that he believes the farmer's wife can solve their mystery for them. They start to the farmhouse. Chapter 43 SINISTER FARM In single file, on account of the nancwness of the path, we headed for the dark line of straggling At (he farther end stood an open tone fire-place, and In front of this, stretched out on a black horsehair sofa and covered by a blanket lay a stiff, shapeless object. Propped up against one side of the hearth was a doublerbarrelled 12- bore gun. Mrs. Oowlland, who had followed us In'o the room and closed the door behind her, came up slowly to where I was standing. "You are Mr. Trench," she faltered, "you are the man they— they . "I was accused of killing Os- bcrre," i interrupted, "but, as you know, it's a lie." She opened her lips, but remained dumb and motionless. "It'.-: because of that," I went on, "that I'm here now. I had nothing bushes which marked the site ol I t° clo wi'h Osborne's death. He average of $50 a month. He served I the lane. A yard or two from our I came to me when he was in trouble notice he would offer an omc-nd-1 goal, Jerry, who was a short dls-| an d fsked me to help him; I did went to force the payment of wag- tnn"e in front, pulled up and wait- es prevailing in various localities. In administration quarters, the plans Xvere defended as aiming at "security" pay which would pro- j till I give you the tip." what I could, and for the last three __ months mv life has been a hell on "I'll go first and have a scout 'earth. Even now some people still round." he whispered. "Stop here ,believe I'm guilty." ed for us. vide a living for the destitute. President Roosevelt had said the pay should be higher than the dole but not large enough to discourage workers from taking private employment. After winning committee assent to amendments curbing powers which the dole-to-jobs measure confers on President Roosevelt, democratic insurgents said they would fight for further curtailment today before the bill Is passed along to the senate. Among the men who attacked the vast authority they said the measure would give the chief executive were Reps. Bul- wlnkle of North Carolina and Driver of Arkansas. "Better let me come too," I objected. He shook his head. "You look after Molly—that's your job. If you hear any shooting, clear off at once and make for the boat. Don't worry, about me; I can take care of myself." Without paiising for any further expostulation, he crept forward towards a gap in the hedge, where a dilapidated stile led out into the muddy cart track beyond: In another moment he had disappeared from view. For what seemed to be an interminable time Molly and I stood there listening. The wind kept up its dismal wail, and now and then something small stirred or scuffled Speaker Byrns and other admin- ™"'theroughTrass c f..oH«« innHo,-,, ,,,„,.„ n nn «,i n .,» »!,„ amongsi me lougn grass. istratlon leaders were confident the measure would go through quickly, giving the president the $4,800,000,000 to spend at his discretion. An agreement on the "lump sum" idea had been reached despite earlier drives to "ear mark" the money for particular projects. OOURT: RECORD AUSTIN, Jan. 24. (ff) —At a meeting of the supreme court, the following proceedings were had: ' Judgment of court of civil appeals affirmed: H, J. Tanner vs. John R. Drake, Shackleford; S. W. Tinner vs. Eli Crow et al, Hill; Nel- He' W, Solether et vlr vs. Trinity Fire insurance company, Hidalgo. /Judgment of court of civil appeals (reversing and remanding the case) Is affirmed and cause is remanded with instructions: W. T. Garrett vs. J. M. Garrett et al, McLennan. Judgments of court of civil appeals and district court affirmed: Mineral Investigating Corporation vs. Bishop Cattle company et al, Nueces. Wrjf, of error heretofore granted is dismissed for want of jurisdiction:'The OJty National bank In Childless, Texas, vs. The Phillips PetrqJBum company, Childress. Judgment of court of civil appeals reversed; judgment of lower ccurt affirmed: The Pure Oil company et al vs. Rosa Reece et al, Van Zandt; O. V. Alexander et al vs. W. H. Wilson et ux, Montague. '. Applications for writs of error granted: Gulf States Utilities company vs. Edith Moore, Jefferson; BarnEdall Oil company vs. G. E. Hubbard, et al, Gregg; Houston Oil company of Texas vs. P, L. Luckel et al, Gregg. MUST LIKE SWIMMING . KNOXVVILLE, Tenn. (IP)— While Knoxville was blanketed with its heaviest snow in 35 years, Carl Newman, 19, thought it a good time to swim the Tennessee river. So Newman dived in, never minding the sub-freezing weather and snow. "The water was fairly warm," was Newman's only comment. Use Dally NEWS Classified Ads. Out to seaward a. sickly-looking moon was slowly mounting up above the horizon. At last a low whistje reached our ears. It was evidently the appointed signal, and, moving forward, we climbed cautiously over the broken stile. As I did so, a sharp twinge of pain reminded me viciously of my injured shoulder. Jerry, who was leaning against a tree a short distance along the lane, remained at his post until we came up. "It's all clear," he announced in a; low voice, "at least, so far as I can see. Don't make any more noise than you can help, or that blasted dog will probably start barking." He led the way round the corner, and following him in the same order as before, we came out opposite the entrance to the farmyard. The gate was unlatched and an uncanny stillness brooded over the neglected out-buildings. The farm-house itself was invisible from the road, and it was not until we were nearly half-way across the yard that its ugly slated roof and grey, weather-beaten walk suddenly came in sight. it stood bask a. little to our left behind a narrow strip of garden, and, passing through a second gate. Jerry guided us along a rough laurel-bordered path which ran up to what was apparently the front entrance. As we approached, I saw that the door was wide open. We all three came to a halt outside, and at the same instant Mrs. Gcwlland made her appearance, she stepped out from a room pn the left of the passage, and stood there framed tn the doorway —• a white-faced, tragic figure. The front of her cotton dress was smeared with blood. It was Jerry who was the first to speak. "These are two friends of mine," he faid, "Miss O'Brien and Mr. Nicholas Trench. May we come inside?" At the mention of my name Mrs. Gowlland's whole body suddenly stiffened. Her eyes fixed themselves on mine in a large, searching stare, and then, nodding her head silently, she moved back into the passage. The room into which Jerry led us looked out on the back of the house. It was a long, dark, low- ceillnged apartment; such daylight as still remained being almost obscured by a thick shrubbery, which grew up within a few feet of the windows. CLOSE OUT ONE LOT MEN'S SHO Buy your shoes now while we are Closing out this large group, Solid leather shoes at a great saving. 1 Children's Shoes $100 to $Q98 Keep the kiddles warm and healthy with correct foot- .wear. Oxfardg and hi-top styles. 4-BuckIe Arctics $|98 The cold won't bother you with a pair of these sturdy artics. An unusual value. Close Out One Lot LADIES' SHOES 98 Pumps, straps and ties in the best styles of the season. . . We need the room right now, 1 m PRICES'TALK "'*f4 LeVINES I camo a pace nearer. "Haven't I suffered sufficiently?" I demanded. "Haven't I a right to ask for the truth?" There was a tense <pause, broken only by the slow ticking of the wooden clock above the fireplace. Then, with a dry sob, Mrs. Gowlland bent forward and buried her face in her hands. Molly came up from behind us and put her arm round the trembling woman's .shoulder. "Don't cry," she said gently. "We want to help you If we can; friends." I pulled we want to be your forward a chair and, sinking down into it, the other crouched there for a moment, her face still hidden. "I've done you a great wrong," she whispered. "Please—please forgive me, sir, I ought to have told the truth long ago. I would have only—only I didn't dare." With a sudden shiver, she lifted her head. "It was my husband who killed him," she said slowly. We none of us moved or spoke. In»the silence it seemed to me that I could almost hear the beating of my own heart. "He killed him because Osborne had loved me"—her voice was almost inaudible—"because we had loved each other." (Copyright, 1934, Pcnn Publishing Co.) Tomorrow, the group searches Gowlland's chest. SENATE FLAREUP TOPEKA, Kas., (IP) — Senator Claude Bradney's pipe almost :aused premature adjournment of the Kansas senate yesterday. Using a mechanical pencil he attempted to poke down the live ashes which were overflowing the bowl. The pencil was made of celluloid. ^ Residents of Port Morgan, Colo., recently staged a rabbit hunt to rid the region of the crop destroying animals and to furnish food for needy families. PANHANDLE SITUATION WILL BE AIRED IN LEGISLATURE AUSTIN, Jan. 24. (IP)— Bills on more than a score of subjects were on the calendar of the Texas house today while the senate found only a few items on its regular order of business. House committees ground out much legislation yesterday. Senate committees, hampered by adherence to the constitutional amendment allotting periods of the sessions to specific purposes, held their bills In committee and prepared for further aigument on suspension of the drastic rules. The house suspended the amendment at the start of the session find gave its committees a free hand to consider any type of legislation at any time. The senate, however, adopted temporary rules that bound its committees to consideration of only emergency legislation submitted by the governor during the first 30 days. Many bills regarded as highly important were approved by house committees and public hearings set for other controversial legislation. Racing Upw The criminal jurisprudence com- nittee of the house set January .31 ,o hear arguments for and against •epeal of the law legalizing pari- mutuel wagering on horse races and on bills to obliterate race bookies. The committee recommended passage of a bill to permit jurors in criminal cas?s to discuss failure of a defendant to testify after elim- nating a provision that would have authorized district attorneys to commend on lack of defense testimony in arguments to juries. Under existing statues a reversal is granted. Automatically where it is shown the Jury discussed omission of a defendant's testimony. Committee approval also was voted a bill to permit trial judges .o assess sentences, restricting jurors' duties to determining the guilt of defendants. Another step was taken toward 'e-ehactment of a bill to aid hard Dressed owners of real property in danger of foreclosure. The judiciary committee voted a favorable report ;o a bill to re-enact a law authorizing district judges to stay foreclosure proceedings in worthy cases, despite recent action of the state supreme court in declaring legisla- -ion of this type unconstitutional. Sponsors of the bill said they would seek a ruling of the United States supreme court on the law's validity. 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The same committee apreed to start hearings Tuesday night on the contested sas wastage bills. Most of next, week will IJP d-voted to hearings on these bills which will seek to compose views of wlde- lv separated factions in' the Texas Panhandle area on the proper uses of gas. While the house worked blithely on its program, senators became worried over the fate of senate bills in the house should the senate wait until the expiration of 30 days before permitting even committee consideration of their bills. They looked with ahxiety to the impending flood of bills from the house and feared their own propositions would become submerged and be stifled in the rush. Supporters or senate suspension of the amendment asserted its provisions could not be applied practically. They contended the allotment of 30 days to introduction of Bills was, in reality, a forced peri- of "lorTing" that could be utilized in getting much perfunctory legislation out of the way. Fear was expressed that unless the rule was suspended the senate •would find itself in such a jam that it would prolong the session or. necessitate convening of a special meeting. Bills For Labor Charges that suspension of the amendment would be breaking faith with the electorate and that the legislature got Itself Into the predicament when it asked revision of the constitution were made by those seeking adherence to the constitution; Committees in both houses granted the request of Goverrior James V. Allred for an appropriation of $8H50 to finance law enforcement activities of the att.ornpv genera'.. s Rp.'jtinsr on thp house calfndar on a fuvi.rflbli' t'ommittce report was n bill iilivUioril with oiiP l}>toed at the F?r:ond special session of the last legislature by former Governor Miriam A. Fr-mison. It would limit returns of public utilities to ten per cent on their investment. Sponsors sild they would offer a floor amendment to reduce the legal rate to six per cent and would press for supplemental legislation placing specific restriction on the items of investment and expense that could be considered In a rate structure. A group of bills to protect labor was approved, including proposals for an eight hour day on state contracts, to require payment of the prevailing wage seals on ^.public works, and prohibit contractors on pubjic projects from ' demanding salary or wa^e refunds from em- ployes. •»SWEET SCENTED ROMANCE CHICAGO. M')—The hearts and flowers of Mary and Kaufman's romance have faded, all because the scent became overpowering. She filed suit for divorce yesterday against Marte S. Kaufman, manufacturer of paper flowers and •perfumes. His penchant for perfumsry led him, Mary Ann declared, to keep perfume about the house, and on one cccaslon to drench her with some when she protested. The scent, she said, was too much for her. 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