Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on January 28, 1935 · Page 2
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THE £AM£A DAILY MWS, Panipft, MOtiftAY , JAtftfAft* 2f, EDITOR AL IT'S A TOPSY-TUrtVY OLD WORLD The old world is a topsy-turvy place. It just doesn't make sense. Officers of the law war on crime. They send those who have strayed from the straight and narrow to the penitentiary or electric chair. They are the first to tell you,that "crime doesn't pay." Yet it is crime that gives them their jobs. Newspapers mold sentiment for good in a commun* ity. They forever point out the necessities of good citizenship and progress. Yet they can't sell their news unless it's enlivened With a murder or a kidnaping or a story of crooks. Ministers preach and preach the gospel that everyone should live a clean Christian life. Yet without those who do not follow the teachings of Christ there would be no need for the preachers. Everybody hollers for a cut-down in governmental expense and taxation. But without the bureaus and agencies and offices of government: without increasing employment on the highways too many would be out of work and unless there is somebody to spend money rio one gets any business. We decry the many accidents and violent deaths from trains and cars and "unloaded guns". We express regrets when people die. But if they did not happen the undertakers wouldn't survive. In truth the world of people is like the world beloW the sea waves. Fish live off each other. People do the Bame. It seems there must be co-operation in everything even if most of the folks eventually get it iri the neck as a result.—Cleburne News-Review. THE NEW DEAL IN WASHINGTON -BY RODNEY DUTCHER- NEA Service Staff Correspondent • WASHINGTON.—Crowded off the front page by. Mr. Hauptmann and many new varieties of local excitement, the Senate munitions committee nevertheless resumed its hearings with some of its most important revelations. Its new disclosures were designed to discredit in advance the ineffective, half-way measures for "taking the profit out of war" which it felt would be advocated by B. M. Baruch and Gen. Hugh Johnson, key members of the presidential war profits committee. 1 And when time comes to propose legislation, this groundwork will be used in argument for more radical legislation than Baruch or Johnson would agree to. What the committee showed, with almost no publicity, was that war profits taxes were an unsafe and uncertain means, of reducing war profits. , he New, "York Shipbuilding company, one of the "Big Three" which has made large profits in its business with the navy in both war and peace, reported taxes for the 1918-21 period of only $2,941,627. Bureau of Internal Revenue agents claimed .the company owed the government $14,561,091. The final settlement came in 1928—185,705,308. It was shown that the navy had made wartime contracts-wit!? 'the New York company under which the government paid all taxes and some preferred stock diyi r dents for the company—whose officials said it Was navy's own idea. Senator Clark of Missouri' asked-: "Then the more taxes assessed against you, the more profit you made, since you got cost-plus pay on the basis of total cost, including taxes?" Treasurer N. R. Parker of the company admitted that /was true. Those were hard blows at the conventional army-navy- Baruch ideas as to what to do about war profits. Navy officials have been in a lather of appreciation, not so much because of the wartime contracts, but because of revelations they knew were coming as to battleship contract made in peace-time. The price of common type of cruisers was stepped' up 100 per cent between December, 1932, and August, 1934. Some senators say that sort of thing means a: Roman holiday for the "Big Three" under the new naval program unless they can head it off by drastic curtailment of profits. . "*'•*'' One pious fib due to be exploded is the assertion of Secretary Swanson and other naval officials that 85 per cent of the most of battleships "goes to labor." You can expect to hear sarcastic Senator Homer Bone of Washington demanding to know whether 85 per cent of that 100 per cent price increase went to labor. Grapevine reports say the admirals are planning to admit that the wool was pulled over their eyes, rather than admit they went into ship contracts with eyes wide open. ' ' •*"'" ' The spotlight may or may not be turned on a couple of prominent senators—one a Democrat and the other a Republican—who have been found to have received loans from an important figure in the munitions industry. In that instance the question of senatorial courtesy tends to get mixed up with the question whether there was anything sufficiently culpajble about the loans to demand public disclosure. The administration made a mistake trying to gag Congress. It's the only chance the congressmen have to talk freely, with their wives back home. A child was born in Baltimore with a closed gullet. Any child who shows this to his parent gets an extra piece of cake. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, who squashed the bonus army, has given W. W. Walters, head of that army, a job. Well, that puts one of the trouble-makers out of the •way. . "j' *'* : $1*'i A shark caught off Bermuda gave birth to 49 little sharks, without the aid of Dr. Dafoe, either. Radio eventually may be able to transmit the sense of smell, says an expert, ,j|ut that's a long time off for some of the programs sponsors to worry. The porter of a bankers' club in New York, after committing suicide, was found to have saved more than $70,00.0, not having let the bankers in on it. A new comet has been observed from south of the equator, so that can't be any of- our new streamlined "trains. .. * ._. ...... „.._. -'—.--— TEXAS HISTORY Bnuhing Up on Facts You Ought to Recall With great concern Brazorlans read n cnll for convention to meet the first of April, 1833.' The Bra- zofia Advertiser 1 carried a story about the proposed convention, which' had been sent to Use paper by" the standing committee, a group elected at the October meeting. Stephen P. Austin was in San An- ,onio at the time, unaware that his associates had announced the convention. He at once wrote a pro;est, in Spanish and English, and sent it to the Adveriser to be pub- ished. Hoping to restrain the convention from repeating tl>e petition for removal from Coahuila, his notice was intended to show the government how he and older In- labitnnts felt about the,entire matter. Having had enough of conservatism, the convention met in spite of ;he protest, and elected William W. Wharton as its chairman. Impa- ience and speed characterized the meeting and its accomplishments. State government petitions were adopted; tariff exemption was again discussed, as well as the anti-immigration article, and improvement of :he mail service. Sam Houston was chairman of the committee which drew up a constitution for the approval of Congress of Texas' separation from Coahuila, should such a petition be granted, Austin and Erasmo Seguin, a Mexican of San Antonio, were elected to urge the various petitions. Seguin's appointment was done with the hope that Mexicans would support the claims, but they still refused to participate. Austin wrote his cousin. Henry Austin, "Texas cannot get along without a state government. I can see no just reason why any offense should be taken to the petition by the government, nor why it should be refused. . . . The consequence of a failure will no doubt be war." After Austin was trusted with the missi6n of bearing the petition to Mexico, some began to doubt his sincerity. Perhaps he was not the man for the position, after all. Would he truly represent the people? Many believed that if he failed, his life would be ruined, and never again would he have the deep trust which] had. formerly been placed on him. Burdening Austin with their problems and their misgivings the people sent him to Mexico with a heavy heart and a troubled mind. Worn out by constant bickering andd is- appointnients, he was weakening in body and spirit. He reached Mexico in July, quite a different man from the first tirne he appeared there. Once more he was to plead the cause of the people from whom he had given a lifetime of service. He today is acclaimed as "the Father of Texas," the Centennial of whose independence is to be commemorated in 193G. CAPITOL CHATTER BY CHARLES E. SIMONS —^- AUSTIN, Jnn. 28 W)—The "ne\V deal" in the relations of the chief executive with the capital press corps is on in a big way. The change is proving highly satisfactory to the writers. During the terms of the Gover- mors, Miriam A. and James E., it was an unusual occasion when a representative of the press got beyond the outer secretary. In only rare instances were individual reporters admitted to the inner sanctum. Press conferences with the governors were so infrequent as to be almost a novelty. At times correspondents would send in urgent requests for information from the chief executive. Sometimes they received a reply, bust most requests were referred to cne of the governor's secretaries with little result. The rear door to the governor's office through which correspondents formerly entered was kept locked. The press seldom was admitted to any of the inner rooms. Under Governor Alfred's administration the back door has been opened and correspondents are permitted to enter that way to congregate in one of the inner offices for morning conferences with the governor. Mr. Allred keeps those appointments with a punctuality unusual in one as busy as the new governor. Some of the writers have to hustle to get to them on time. Governor AJlred followed this procedure during his four years as attorney general. There were few conferences that where so important that a correspondent seeking information quickly for waiting wires couldn't interrupt for a moment. As a result correspondents kept their requests at a minimum but never hesitated to break in when necessary. Governor Allred took his prized secretary, Miss Alma Mullins, with him when he moved from the attor- ney general's office t6 the executive suite. Miss Mullins has been with the governor so long and knows his reactions so well she could, if necessary, write sdme of his speeches and answer most of his correspondence without consulting her chief. Also accompanying the governor to his new job were three of His assistants attorney, gerierni, George Clark, Edwin Clarke, arid Charles Miller. The latter is orte of Allred's > closest friends arid confidants and his able interference has removed many of the obstacles in Alfred's path. He is somewhat older than Allred but "took a shine" to a black haired, ambitious youth when Allred ran for attorney general in 1926 and was defeated. Miller stayed with Allrecf in defeat and has remained at his sidejaince. Rural Aid Urged By Marvin Jones WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 ^—Representative Jones (D., Tex.) chairman of the house agriculture committee, said today he expected to urge that at least 30 per cent of the $4,000,006,000 work relief! urid President" Roosevelt has asked of congress be used for projects in rural districts. Explaining that 30 'per cent of the population of America lives .in country sectors, Jones said 30 per cent of the total appropriation might Well be used for 1 road' building', grttde crossing eliminatioh, local parks arid soil erosion. Such a program Has been put bd- fore the house committee on 1 roads. Its clialrmalii Representative Cartwright (D., Okla.) has- introduced' a bill prepbsing- jWOO.OOOiO&O" be set aside for highway construction and grade crossing elimination. BANDITS KOR VISITORS MIAMI, Pla., Jan. 28 (/P)—Invading upper floors of an" exclusive hotel here, (the Miami Biltmore) two masked bandits Saturday held two New York visitors at bay with pistols and escaped with jewelry of undetermined value. One of the victims, Mrs. J. E. Bell, said her gems were insured for $350,000; but she could not say how much was taken by the bandits. , Mrs. Bell, who had been bound and gagged, told detectives her loss included four ropes of pearls, two diamond rings and two diamond bracelets. SICKLES ACQUITTED PANHANDLE, Jan. 28 (/P)—W. L. (Bill) Sickles of Panhandle, who pleaded "self-defense in his trial for the slaying of W. E. Wright, a city meter reader last November, was acquitted yesterday. Wright died allegedly from a blow received by a walking,cane wielded by Sickles. THE PAMPA DAILY HEWS Published evenings except Saturday, and Sunday morning by Pampa bftHy NEWS, inc.,322 West Poster, Parnpa, Texas QUAIORE N.fltTMTT, 66n. Mer.; PHILIP R. POND, Business Mgr.; OLTN #. HfaTOLE, Maiiaglnij! Eggfo MEMBER OI* tHE) ASSOCIATED PRESS.—Pull Leased Wire. The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use fbr publication of all iwws dispatches credited to or riot otherwise credited in tW« newspaper strid also th<! local news published herein. All rights for re-publication of special dlS- patches herein also are reservsd. • ' fintefiid as second-eiasft matter March 15, 1827, at the postofflce at Pampa, Texas, under the Act at Mai*ch 3; 1879. . ^ „ ;„.,. ;, • . SUBSCRIPTION BATES OF THE PAMPA liAtt* NE~W9 - . By Carrier in Pampa One Year , 16.00 Six Months $3.00 One Month.. $.60 One Weeft $.16 By Mall to Gray ana Adjoining Counties One Year ...><*.,.$6.00 Blx Months ....,..$2.75 Three Months $1.60 One Month $.80 By Mall Outside Gray and Adjoining Coimtle-r 6fle Year $7.00 Six Months .......$3.7fi piree Months $2.10 One Month ..$.78 NOTICE—It is not the Intention of this newspaper to cast reflection upon the character of anyone knowingly and If through error it should the management will appreciate having attention called to same, and will gladly and fully correct any erroneous statement made. OUT OUR WAY --By JUST EXACTLY -TH' WAV TK! STUFF WAS IK! TM* CHAIR. IT REMIMDED ME OP . HOME FROM SHOPPIN'-THeM 1 JUS' HAPPENED TO THIMK OT= TH' VINEGAR JUG VVMICH MADE IT BETTER— MUCH BETTER.' NO, I CAM'T A PUT THOSE THINGS Rf&WT 6ACK WHERE YOU FDUMD THEM. T. M. BEO. U. S. PAT. OFF.2, © 1935 BY NEA SERVICE, INC. MOTHERS GET QRAV THE NEWFANGLES (Mom'n Pop) Windy Decides to Stay By COWAN C I WANT /v\V / CLOTHES, ( CALL A COP OH,i WOULDN'T DO THAT,IF I WAS YOU! DO YOU THINK THE COPS WOULD BELIEVE ANYTHING YOU SAY, WANDERING AROUND'THE IN THAT &ET-UP? BUT YOU RE OT LIBERTY TO LEAVE.RIGHT NOW THERE'S THE OUTSIDE 1 DOOR THAT WOULD fAAKE OREAT ' : FOR fHE;BOYS BACK IN TOMKINS CORNERS' AS FOR YOUR C.LOTHE.5, YOU LOST THEM IN A FRIENDLY GAME OF 1 STRIP POKE.P -BECAUSE.,IF YOU LET.A PEEP OUT OF YOU , OUT THAT DOOR YOU GO, AS IS / E LEFT WINDY, CLAD ONLY IN A TOWEL, LOCKED IN SfAOOTHY SMITH'S BATHROOM ©1935 BY NEA SERVICE, INC. ALLEY OOP Oop . Smells a Mouse! By HAMLIti ALLEY- WHY ON EARTH < OOOLA,T(-IEBES DO YOU SUPPOSE WE \ SUMPIN QUEEP. WERE DRIVEN OUT ) ABOUT THIS ETURNIN&TO MOO AFTER A ( PROLONGED ABSENCE,ALLEY OOP AND OOOLA, MOUNTED OMDINNY, WERE GREETED WITH A BARRAGE OF STOMES, SPEARS, AND AXES. ITH THE AIR AROUND THEM FILLED WITH FLYING MISSLES, THEY BEAT A HASTY RETREAT- SEEKING SAFETY IN THE SURROUND/WG JUNGLE. BUSINESS- BYTH'IUAY.PIO YOU HAPPEN TO SEE A SINGLE FAMILIAR. FACE? OF OUR OWN VILLAGE, LIKE OUTCASTS? MJHY, MO - ^-x ( RIGHT, OOOLA / I DIDNTSEEA \\ SUMPIN'S GONE FAMILIAR FACE • )( HAYWIRE / ALIEV// / \ WOW, i YOU DON'T / ft V- I ) (: YOU STAY RI&HT HEBE U BELIEVE THAT'S THE WITH DINNY-I'M GONNA V THINGr TO OP - SOT SLIP BACK TO MOO AM 1 X -PLEASE, ALLEY, PO SEE IF I CAN FIMO />v ® E CAREFUL.' OUT WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT/ OH, DIANA! Dad's No Fool DAD By FLOWERS SVBLU, WHY PON'CHA^ 1 CALL TH 1 POLICE IF VA DON'T WANr POLICE,VA BETTER GO OUT AN' HUNT FER HIM NO SIP*" 1 I'M NO CHANCES. I'M' AFRAID I MIGHT FIND HIM, UNCLE WILBUR'S BEEN KIDNAPED SAY, WOt'S ALL TH' FUSS ABOUT; O/-ANA? OH, SOMETHING AWFUL'5 HAPPENED, BY HIS BROTHE SCORCHY SMITH \Y WAIT A MINUTE, SCORCHV -YOU / UNPERSTANP WHAT IM DRIVING KT. HERE'S THE IDEfl — IF THIS REVOLUTION OF SENERAL ARMARfl'S SUCCEEDS, MV SOUTH AMERICAN IS VUlPEvD our - OUR COMPETITORS DOWN THERE ARE BHCKIH& ARMARA'S WHAT DO YOU AND THESE OTHER MEN INTEND TO DO ABOUT IT? WHERE DO I COME IN ? . ARMARA is A siy pevit. m$ FOLLOWERS THINK THE 1 /ARE FIGHTING FOR A PATRIOTIC CAUSE, BUT flR/lAARfl'S ONLY flIM IS "jb CLEAN UP A FORTUNE FOR HIMSELF. I, ANP OTHER BUSINESS /MEN WHO INTERESTS IN THE COUNTRY, CflN'T STANP BY ju&r COMING' To -THEN REVOLUTION IS REALLY A TRADE WAR - FOB HIS OWN PERSoNflL PROFIT ? TWNS DOWN BRflP TRElLiNo's OFFER OF A JOB IH SOUTH AMERICA, AND LET H/M WRKK THE GOVERNMENT DOWN THERE AND OURSELVeS ALONG WITH IT. PERSONALLY, I THINK THIS ARMARA a ft 0I<? BLUFF - HE OFFER DOESN'T B6COMC By TERRY ,J

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