Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light from Corsicana, Texas on January 20, 1939 · Page 4
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Corsicana, Texas
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w V -THE CORSfCANA SEMI-WEEKLt LIGHT, FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 1989, H^ *_" ','' ' ' ' >>V,V"" 1 '' fliANElUCK' HELD UP FOR HIS INAUGURATION DAY MORE THAN FORTY THOUSAND WITNESS COLORFUL INAUGURATION Ifiy HOWARD C. MARSHAL!. MEMORIAL STADIUM, AUSTIN, Jan. 17.—W— "O'Daniel luck" held for Inauguration day. Brilliant sunshine scattered cloud's as more than 40,000 from all over the state trooped into the big University of Texas Stadium for tho Spectacular and colorful five-hour' ceremonies accompanying tho administration of the governor's oath to the "hillbilly" governor from Fort Worth. Arrival of O'Daniel, his family, and state officials at 9:45 started a parade of 37 bands—2,000 musicians—around the stadium and in review before the official Stand. It was a good-natured, orderly throng and tho pageantry moved With precision and Informal discipline through the program's early stages. At 11 o'clock the great stage on the field at tho open end of the starium horseshoe wns cleared and the pageant, "The American Way of Life" with democracy as the theme, was presented by students of the University of Texas. The oaths of office for O'Daniel and Lieutenant-Governor Coke Stevenson were to follow Imme- dltely after the pageant, about 12:30. MEMORIAL STADIUM, Austin, Jan. 17.—yP)—Four hours ahead of time, 10,0000 politically-conscious persons grabbed choice seats In Memorial Stadium today to hear W. Lee O'Danlol inaugurated Texas' new governor. • -The scone was ablaze with color and a brilliant sun beamed down to mock the weather bureau's discouraging forecast of occasional showers. "The O'Daniel Irish luck," Some said. O'Daniel breakfasted In his hotel's toffee shop after his last, commercial broadcast at 6:45 a. m., where his hillbilly band put on a jam Session, mountain style, after their radio chores were done. , \ The city was alive with people and banners, one-man bands and sidewalk hawkers, marching musicians and ten-gallon hatted officers from the cattle country. The strains of "Beautiful Texas' echoed through hotel lobbies, the Capitol and Congress avenue. ' The carnival air had seized the city and spread quickly to the stadium. Many in the crowd brought along picnic lunches to munch during the long program. Hundreds had wandered through the vast granite capitol before coming to the stadium. Huge Stage Constructed At tho south end of the stadium a huge stage In tiers had been constructed for the ceremonies leading up to the administration of the official oath of office to O'Djmlel by Chief Justice C. M. Cureton of the supreme teourt shortly after noon. jjtort .of the famous Longhorn band of the University of Texas were seated directly In front of the stage, its duty to play for a patriotic pageant presented by . university students preceding the Swearing in. The musical units got an enthus-. lastlc response from the crowd as they struck up marches or swung into tunes like "Hlnky, Dinkey, Parley Voo." Numerous bands were not tho only thing making the stadium throng seem like a football crowd. Members of the Cowboys and Orange Jackets, University of Texas boys and girls pep organizations ushered families and friends of state officials to their reserved seats. Cold West Wind A cold wind blew from the west, fluttering pennants and. flags on the rim of the stadium. Members of the Texas national guard were > scattered about the stadium field to assist in directing and handling '- the crowd. , A light rain in the night had dampened all the seats and the west ones were favorites of the crowd. i l|he Ross -Volunteers, " famous r honor unit at Texas A. and M., re>, splendent in ^-hlte uniforms and ; carrying flashing swords,.got'a big hand when they .marched through the 1 north entrance to the stadium and around the oval to the front of the stage. • •" Cheers and handclapplng swept the stadium when the official party entered the oval.' i : The first car,, driven by Mayor ,Tom Miller of Austin, O'Daniel •stood, smiling and. waving his hat Seated in his car were his two ;har|dsome sons, Pat, 19, and Mike, , ,i In the second car of the procession, wore Mrs. O'Daniel and daughter,-Molly, 18. d Other automobiles carried Gov. unesV. Allred and state officials. At 10 o'clock there were about 23,000 persons in the stands and —-haps 1,000 on the field. t'i •-.'• O'Dnnlels Pose f. colorful.quintet, the O'Daniel •lly;v posed for photographers, and Mrs. O'Daniel wore Texas- i suits of gray. The boys were in bright blue sweaters, They . no coats. ) army bands, the 141st and . infantry, serenaded the of- ils, The Texas A. and M. col- piand of 180 members, the larg- present, received an ovation as ^marched in. Iff he ; s ;North Texas Aggie band me 'next and like the,, others |rched past the reviewing stand, "} then gave .the first rendition ^'Beautiful Texas," O'Danlel's 1 composition! rank Payne,-described as the ,. tttog.Salesman of Fort Worth," and'a friend of O'Daniel, sang the Swords ; and O'Daniel and Molly, - fldlng beside her' father; Joined . . 'd former governors were on tie officials' stand early-rJames E, Ferguson, Boss Sterling, W. P. looby. Pat Neff and Dan Moody. fBrlltlant sunshine brought out all of a thousand uniforms. Thousand In Stands ) : A., m, about; 39,000 were J. vast assemblage stood and RYered heads when the Texas — ' M, band played the official .png, "Texas, My Texas.", ^university's Longhorn band 'id the near aproaoh of a ;Jo, pageant with a spirited 'announced at 10:46 o'clock .re present. en .and white uniformed ' "- rp of girl* from MANSION HOME FOR GOVERNORS OF TEXAS Tuesday, Jan. 17, W. Leo O'Daniel, erstwhile flour salesman of Fort Worth, took up his residence for two years In the white, colonial-type, white plllard home at Austin, known as tho Mansion. It was erected in 1855 by the state as tho official residence of her governors, and was first .occupied by Gov. E. M. Pease. NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL CARRIES ON DUTIES Gerald C. Manji, who succeeded William McCraw as attorney general of Texas, Is shown at his desk carry- Ing on his duties with the, aid of a stenographer. Behind and hanging over his desk Is a plaque presented by friends and upon which Is carved the words of a promise he made during his campaign: "I sacrifice no principle to gain this office, and I'll sacrifice no principle to keep It." HANGS 'FOR SALE' SIGN ON OLD HOME ''';, , \'f,f '•> 'f * " ^•riv-- OLD AGE PENSIONS ADVOCATE BECAME GOVERNOR TEXAS PAGEANTRY OF HIGH RANK IS FEATURE OF INAUGURAL SERVICES TUESDAY By HOWARD O. MARSHALL MEMORIAL STADIUM, AUSTIN, Jan. 17.—(ff)—W. Lee O'Daniel, mercurial patron of mountain music and old age pensions, became governor of Texas today— an office for which he could not vote. With all the pageantry it could muster, Texas draped the mantle of its leadership over the 48-year old salesman. extraordinary, whose political promises, hillbilly band and lusty humor had captured the state. Fifty thousand persons—one of the largest crowds ever gathered together in the slate—watched the splendid ceremonies In the vast University of Texas Memorial stadium. Dignity and order prevailed over tho multitude throughout the program. Thero was no flavor of tho hillbilly which characterized tho Fort Worth merchant's campaign, until he reached the end end of his address. Then he beckoned to his band— The Hillbilly Boys— and they struck up "Beautiful Texas." So impressed had the spectators been with the solemlnity of the show, they failed to Join in Immediately. After the first line or so, they sang lustily. O'Danlel's Inaugural speech gave no hint of how he intended to raise the money for old age pensions advocated when he rolled over the state last summer deriding "professional politicians" and admitting tin couldn't vote for himself because he had no poll tax. Ho quoted from the Inaugural speech of tho Mllustrous James Stephen Hogg, considered Texas greatest governor, and said he hoped to emulate him. After the ceremonies, the visitors took over Austin—they swarmed through the downtown streets and roamed in great numbers through the huge granite capitol building, leaning over railings, inspecting almost every inch of the historic building. Stevenson Pledged Aid. Lleut.-Gov. Coke Stevenson, in his first speech in that office, pledged co-operation with O'Daniel in every effort for the public welfare. Retiring Governor- Allrsd In his farewell address, uttered words ol encouragement for his successor, Today was his great day. . Tomorrow he faces his great test—when ho meets tho house at 2 p. m. to glvo the first outline of his own legislative program. In the words of the immortal 'commoner" governor of Texas, James Stephen Hoptg, O'Daniel, delivering In his inaugural address, dedicated himself to the services of "the great masses." Shortly before O'Daniel was sworn in, Coke Stevenson o'f Junction took tho oath at lieutenant governor in succession "to Walter Woodul of Houston. Texas never had seen anything like it. Happy, cheering thousands from the highest in state officialdom to the "plain common citizens" whom O'danlel had especially invited, came early and delighted In everything. • More than 40 bands In brilliant uniforms and 10.000 school children pla; d stirring music and gang patriotic songs. A patriotic pageans, depleting the florles of democracy and freedom, was a part of the preliminary frogram. Two Governors Today. AUSTIN, Jan. 17.- (#>)—Texas two governors today but retiring Governor James. V. Allred geti paid. Governor Allred already has received his final check, which Included remuneration for today. He ceases to be governor at noon. It has been suggested that O'Daniel probably would receive full pay on the day his successor is sworn in. The governor received $12,000 yearly which, based on 365 days is $32.87 a day. W. Leo O'Daniel, incoming governor of. Texas, hangs the "For Sale" 'sign on hta Fort Worth residence .as he moved out Monday to take up his residence for the next two years in the state-owned Mansion at Austin. Arlington marched in, bugles blaring "Semper Fidelia/ It was followed by a band from the same town, The patriotic pageant started With an overture by tho Longhorn band. Two hundred students march-, ed on the stage and gave responses on the theme, "We are Americans," to a leader. Male actors in the costume of 1770, representing Thomas Jefferson and other great characters of the period, sketched the' scene of the signing of the American Declaration of Independence. • Applause swept the stadium as "Jefferson" read the stirring introduction to the 'imortal declaration, "When In the course of human events—" Scones switched to events of the Texas struggle for freedom from Mexico, and pioneer Toxans were shown demanding justice from the Mexican dictator, Santa Anna. A "ranchman" key-noted the finale of the pageant with: "Let the entire world be as free as our own rolling prairies.)' The chorus responded: "Free as the prairies of Texas, land of hills and prairies and grass lands, land of great silent spaces." As tha pageant actors left the stage, applause rolled around the great stadium. , James V. Allred, still the governor of Texas, and Mrs. Allred joined the O'Danlels oh the officials platform. At 11:40-o'clock the stadium was packed with an estimated 00,000 persons. Texas coast guard planes droned overhead in/an aerial salute. A chorus of 10,000 school children sang "Texas, Our Texas," and "The Byes of Texas," bringing out the loudest applause of the day, .Through a lane of crossed swords raised by the Ross Volunteers of Texas A. and M. Governor-Elect O'Daniel and Mrs, O'Daniel led tho official party to tho stage. Immediately after them wore the O'Daniel children, Molly, Pat and Mike and following were Governor and Mrs. Allred; their parents, Lleutenant-Govornor Woodul, the Lieutenant Governor-Elect Coke Stevenson and Mrs. Stevenson, Bm- mett Morse, speaker of the house of representatives; Senator Weaver Moore, president. pro tempore of the senate, and Chief Justice Cureton. Speaker Morse called the joint session of the legislature to order the first session ever called in' an outdoor setting of this kind. Dr. M. E. Sadler, minister of the Central Christian church of Austin, gave the invocation. • At 12:08 o'clock Stevenson was administered the oath as lieutenant-governor by Associate Justice F. L. Hawkins of tho state court Of Criminal appeals. ' Crowd Applauded The crowd applauded 'as he completed the oath and signed tho documents. Senator Mooro introduced the retiring lieutenant-governor, Walter Woodul, Stevenson started speaking at 12:15 p. m. Stevenson concluded speaking at exactly 12:30. The Inauguration program was keeping to schedule to the minute. "The oath of office will now be administered to Governor-Elect W. Lee O'Daniel by Chief Justice C. M. Cureton of the supreme court," Morse announced. • All through tl\e stadium the stadium the,crowds rose and there was applause. "I, W, Lee O'Daniel, do swear that I will faithfully execute the duties of the office of governor of Texas," Intoned O'Daniel after the chief justice. Ho finished. Firing of the 21 gun salute started. The guns were so close to the stadium the concussions were felt by the spectators, Morse made a brief presentation of retiring Gov. James V. Allred. Great cheers greeted him. Allred Speaks The black-haired 39-year-old former governor spoke briefly and fervently as he bade farewell to the office he had held the past four years. He did not seek renomtna- tlon. O'Daniel began speaking at 12:46. He presented a dignified, solemn presence and he read his address In calm, deep tones. The new governor 'attempted no eloquence, The crowd applauded when O'Danlol said "I come to you untarnished, politically and hope to remain in that category." There was nothing of the jazz band hillbilly campaigner In tho inaugural address. He -reached the last paragraph of his talk at 12:57 p. m. Then he signalled to the hillbilly band and a section of the crowd cheered. As he sounded his last words, the band began playing "The Old Rug- god Cross," Participate In Inauguration. 'The Glee Club of the Mildred school participated In tho Inaugural ceremonies at Austin Tuesday. A. M, Ltddell and a party of friends 'from Corslcana attended the inauguration of W. Lee Q' Daniel as governor Tuesday. First Namesake Tuesday AUSTIN, Jan. 17.—(/P)—W. Lee O'Daniel Krabe, the first- baby to be named after Texas' new governor,; made his , entrance into 'the world today while Inau- CURETON ADMINISTERS OATH OFFICE C. M. Cureton, chief Justice of tho Supreme Court of Texas, who swore In the now governor. . Text of Inauguration Speech By Governor O'Daniel Tuesday First Aid Flans. AUSTIN, Jan. 17.—(/P)—Ambulances and first aid tents flanked the University of Texas stadium scene of W. Lee O'Danlels colorful Inauguration as governor today. Trained units of state police and other orgainzatlons manned tho first aid centers which were established as a protection against possible injuries among the thousands who jammed the stadium. Communist Flac Wiles. AUSTIN. Jan. 17.—<^>—While Gov. W. Lee Q'Danlel was being Inaugurated today, startled University of Texas officials discovered a communist flag flapping next to a Texas flag on the campus. They blamed pranksters. They took hasty steps to haul It down. i 9 Local Citizens In Austin Tuesday A number of Corslcana residents reported in Austin Tuesday for the W. Lee O'Danlol inauguration ceremonies. The list included Superintendent J. S. Halley, Joel C. Trimble and thirty members of the State Home Band; the Mildred High School Glee Club, Mr. and Mrs. Fred D. Prince, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Cox, Mike Edwards, City Commissioner Harry Burke, F. H. Harvey, Jr., and others. guratlon ceremonies for his namesake were progressing at .Memorial Stadium. The lusty-lunged boy, who ran the scales around to 8 pounds 5 ounces, was born at 10:35 a. m. His parents, Mr. and Mrs, L, D, Krabe, reside in Austin. Wore Texas-Made Costumes. AUSTIN, Jan. 17.—OT—W. Lee O'Daniel,and Mrs. O'Daniel wore Texas-made clothes for the Inaugural, O'Danlel'a suit was wool of a dark gray color; Mrs, O'Danlel's dark gray with a small blue stripe. The suits were manufactured at Texas Tech. *•. O'Danlel's shoes and necktie also were made in Texas, the last, Mrs. O'Daniel-said, by a crippled woman. AUSTIN, Jan. 17.—(ff)—Here Is the text of Gov. W. Lee O'Dan- lel's inaugural speech today: Fellow citizens, senators and representatives: "In taking, the oath, I have by the grace of a generous people, assumed grave responsibilities, the obligations of which bear heavily upon me. In return for the confidence bestowed, I hope, faithful service will be rendered by" a grateful officer. On this occasion, I must eschew a discussion of state politics and of measures meriting leglslatlvn attention, for, by message tomorrow, I shall present to the legislature my views on many Important subjects with confidence that they will be duly considered, to the advantage of public interests. This government was instituted for the safety and happiness of the people and the object of all laws. should be to accomplish those ends. The splendid body of senators and representatives now In session, with those objects alone in view, will receive my hearty, anj earnest assistance In accomplishing 'the work that lies before them. While the people expect much of this administration, they can be trusted to wait for results, in which they will not be disappointed. Honest, faithful efforts on tho part of their servants can not fall of their approbation. There are no better judges of what Is proper, or of the efficient performance of I duty than the great masses, who i of right do, and should forever,' control this government. In them, It la with pride, that I confess my confidence. To them, before this Imposing and welcome assemblage here to witness the beginning of my official service, I publicly 'acknowledge unfeigned gratitude. From .penury in boyhood, all along life's rugged •way, they have liberally shown' me favors; and now, from the summit of my political ambition, I acknowledge their supremacy and dedicate my honor, my time, and -my abilities to tho protection and promotion of their sacred rights and material Interests. Ready to Consult In conclusion, I beg to tender to the senators and representatives the freedom of the department over which I am to preside, and to assure them that on no occasion will the doors be closed to their coming, for with them I Join In a common .work for tho good of a proud and confiding constituency, whose pride centers in the glory, the honor and the advancement of a great state. Ladles and gentlemen, the words I have Just uttered are the exact words spoken by Governor James Stephen Hogg during his first Inaugural address delivered before the twenty- second legislature January 21st, 1891. Pray tell me what words could be more properly chosen to express the needs of our people today. Pray tell me who could read these words with more sincerity than I. And what could better prove that history repeats itself in the perpetuation of the rights of the common citizens than for those Immortal words of Governor James Stephen Hogg to be today heard by millions who now listen here, and on these numerous radio networks, as they were repeated by one who was born In the same year that Governor James Stephen Hogg was elected. Possibly I may fall far short of the humanitarian Achievement of my Ideal governor, but his glorious accomplishments certainly provide a goal for which any governor might proudly strive to reach. If full and complete •self- sacrificing devotion to duty;: determination to achieve happiness and prosperity for others; contribution of every • ounce of my ability: and supplications to Him on High for guidance, will lead me on and on In the same path trod by Governor James Stephen Hogg, I shall be happy. Anything short of that accomplishment will leave me sad, Void .of Self Islv Motives. No'nian could, b'e mbreivold of, •selfish motives or 'political ambitions than I. I come to you untarnished politically, and by the grace of God, I hope to remain forever In that category. In my opinion, democratic government is Intended to serve but one main purpose and that is to establish correct rules of conduct and enforce those rules, 'to the end that citizens, Individually, may equally have the opportunity to enjoy happiness and prosperity in accordance with their own talent and ability; and to properly care for those of our citizens who become helpless and arc unable to obtain assistance fro mtbelr relatives and friends. Other functions of government may become temporarily necessary from time to time during emergencies. Texas is rich in soil, climate and natural resources. Those things are the gift of God. The touch of man Is necessary to develop these great gifts. After we have untangled some of our legislative mistakes of the past and placed our government on a sound, constructive economic business basis, so that the pangs of hunger and poverty of our helpless citizens are appeased, and the minds of our business men eased, we shall then be ready to enter a now era of industrial and agricultural development which should bring to every man, woman and child In Texas, happiness and prosperity. , All Within Easy Reach. All this is within our easy reach, but we must all earn It by the sweat of our brow, bo- cause it Is a basic fact that happiness and prosperity cannot . be legislated Into existence. We need to tackle the problem and work harmoniously in a co-operative spirit to bring about its realization. It is not a one-man job, but it is the job of the more than six million citizens of this great state of Texas. Each of us must do our part, and the laurels gained shall be sufficient to crown all who take part. To study and determine these needs and requirements and transmit his recommendation to the legislature is the duty of the governor. To formulate the rules by which we shall be governed In carrying out our plans is the duty of the legislature. I am determined to do my'duty. I am fully convinced that tho .legislature will do its duty. I pray that glamour and color will be eliminated from our session, and that seriousness and dlgnlty.will reign supreme. I pray that the poisonous pens of selfish interests and their hirelings which have, since the primary elections, dipped into' the well of venom for the purpose of embarrassing and humiliating some of us folks chosen by the people, shall run dry for the duration of our administration In order that those of us who have been chosen, and who have a burning desire to serve honestly and well, may not be handicapped or our work Impaired, I pray that the good, clean, honest common citizens of Texas may, during the term. of. our. administration, go dally on bended knees In the ' silent sanctuary of their homes and ask the blessings of God 'to rest upon your, legislators and your governor. No government ever long survived without resting on a firm foundation of religion. Constitutions and Bible''. Today I take my seat in a little office on the second floor of the sate capitol building. On one one corner of my desk Is a book containing the constitution of the state of Texas and of'the United States, and another book containing the laws of the state. On the opposite corner of that desk is tho Holy Bible given to me by my mother, containing the ten commandments and the golden rule, which constituted my platform, plus the brief pledge printed and distributed during the campaign readln as follows:—"If and when I am elected governor of Texas I shall honestly and faithfully perform.-the. .duties of that office with fairness to all and special favors to none." These are my. chart and com pass with which I, Intend to guide the ship of state over turbulent seas into the harbor, of happiness • and prosperity for all passengers who 0.1:0,. aboard, . . It was the-teachings of my hard-working, religious mother that prepared, me for a happy life of service based on faith in THOUSANDS TEXANS ALL CLASSES POUR! OUT INAUGURATE CAPITAL HAD MADE PREPARATIONS FOR ITS GREATEST INAUGURAL CROWD By HARRELL JS^IXSE AUSTIN, Jan. 17.—W— Thousands of Texans—rich * and poor, low and mighty —streamed into the University of Texas stadium today to watch W. Lee O'Dan- c iel, his hand on a century- old Bible and a home-spun suit on 'his back, take 1 office as governor. Voters whose language O'Danlol spoke came to cheer the man who promised $30 every month for the aged and an early political demise for tho "professional politicians." The capital mado preparations for the biggest Inaugural crowd In history. Those In charge of the arrangements transferred the ceremony from the capital grounds to the stadium so more of O'Dan- lel's followers could see It. It was strictly a plain people's celebration, with O'Daniel scorning tho formal clothes usually wora" at the Inalugural night dances for a plain business suit mado by Texas Tech and urging his friends to wear whatever was handiest. The stadium program was about five hours long. It comprised airplane maneuvers, marching by "> military organizations, music bye* ' two score bands Including the Playing of O'Danlel's own composition, "Beautiful Texas," a pageant, speeches by the retiring governor and lieutenant governor, James V. Allred and Walter F. Woodul, by Incoming Lieutenant Governor Coke Stevenson of Junction and by O'Danlol. O'Daniel Race Recoiled Having been elected for the-taft- dltlonal two terms of two years, each, Allred did not seek renornP— ~ nation. A member of to Important railroad commission and the I attorney general did but the po- * litlcal unknown from Fort Worth easily outdistanced them. With the a)d of his Hillbilly Band, O'Danel drew record-smashing crowds. He told the old people he would endeavor to give all of them $30 a month jonnlons. With payments at that time averaging $13.75 and going to only 40 per cent of the Texans above 65, that sounded excellent. The Allreds, before departing for their new Houston home, 'supervised preparation of the first governor's mansion dinner for O'Daniel, his family and relatives. The menu naturally Included Hillbilly biscuits. Sufficient food was cooked to appease the hunger of 14 persons. Tho merrymaking will reach its climax tonight with dancing on the streets, In the University of Texas gymnasium arid at downtown hotels. While the governor will not wear either "tux" or "tails," his attractive wife and their 16 year-old daughter, Molly, Intended to dress formally. The Hillbilly Band will hit lively tunes for tho street dancing and a big) fireworks display will add to show. , Receved Hero's Acclaim O'Daniel received a hero's acclaim yesterday all along the route from Fort Worth to Austin. After reaching the capital, ho went almost Immedltely to'his lavish hotel suite. • Among those waiting at tho hotel entrance was W. A. Miller of Anthony, Kans., tho new governor's first banker. Holding his first press conference O'Daniel, son of an Ohio 'oundry worker, said ho never had seen happier. I Someone asked if he had seen any "professional pollt'ilans" dur- Ing- the day. T "We saw a few dead soldiers en route." he said, "and noticed a peculiar odor." Speculation already was rife concerning what method of old </ age pension financing he would T' recommend In his Initial message "' tomorrow to the legislature, which lias been in session a week. The lawmakers have been marking time pending delivery of the Important message. One of the first delegations call- Ing on him after his arrival in Austin consisted of Reps. Bryan j ' Bradbury of Abilene and H. T. Brown of Jacksonville, • who .told him something had to be done-to keep pension payments even up to their present level after next month. O'Daniel gave preliminary study to the problem and said he would hold another conference with them tomorrow. Second Bible Figures. AUSTIN, Jan. 17.—(#)—A second' Bible, n addition to the supreme • court book on which W. Lee J O'Daniel took the oath as govern-f or, figured today In the Inauguval. ceremonies. The Bible has reposed on the desk of Texas governors the past decade and a half and was 'presented to O'Daniel by : etlrlng Governor James V. AUred during the latter's farewell address. As part of a tradition started by Ex-Sovernor Pat M. Neff, now president of Baylor V iverslty at Waco, Governor AllreU marked and read a verse of his own choice which he said, 'has often meant so much to me—the second verse of the 91st Psalm; "I Will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress ; my Godj in Him I will trust." t God; compassion for the poor: respect for the rich; praise for the' right; and forgiveness for the wrong, all of which tenets are essential to the job ll am now commencing, In a little country/ churchyard near Arlington, Kansas, now" rests the body of that saintly mother. At this very moment'; there are gathered around her grave some of my relatives who' were unable to come to this ceremony, and for me, In her memory, they are tenderly' laying up. , on her grave a cross of fresh ' flowers. By that act, and with ' h , e trust In God, allegiance to all the citizens of Texas, and devotion I pledge my all ^to help perpetuate government, of the. people, by the people, apd fqr, the people, ' Concluded by. song, .old, cross. , i +•

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