PAGE TWO THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS, Pampa, Texas TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 29, EDITOR AL INNOCENT BYSTANDERS INTERESTED It is often said that the consumers of the country are given little consideration. The producers and retailers of a commodity receive much help from the government, but only recently have the interests of the consumers begun to be seriously considered. We have at hand an editorial from the Clarendon News bearing upon this angle of the gas waste question. We also have copies of two bills introduced in the legislature, bearing upon waste. One of the bills is obviously unconstitutional on the basis of previous litigation. The other is one which could easily be evaded, as proved by numerous similar instances. Sometimes we wonder whether some measures are not deliberately framed as time-killers and as devices to fool the people. They look vicious but the smart lobbyists well know.that the courts will nullify them. What sounds simple to the "innocent bystander" (an innocent bystander' is one who either pays too much for his gas or fears lie will have to go back to the coalburn- ing era) becomes highly involved in practice. Any "side" whicji gets the sharp edge of remedial legislation may be expected to rush into state or federal courts, or both, to-seek nullification of the laws affecting it. The current legislature could hardly do worse than to lengthen its record of passing unconstitutional laws. The Clarendon News editorial follows: There is probably no better example as to what happens sometimes to an innocent bystander, than that presented by the oil and gas situation in the Panhandle and Texas today! For years the big companies held sway and took such oil and gas as they wanted with little regard to the rights of nearby land owners and royalty holders. In that period they had very little thought as to the future and the rights of the whole people. Then came a more recent day when the independents began to resent the choking process and ingeniously opened stripping plants and other wasteful methods of betting profits out of their products regardless of the rights of the big companies and the public. This brought an awful howl from the big concerns, and now they are wanting the people—the common people—to join in a great protest against the waste. Well, and good, we all ought to protest against the waste of natural resources. The government ought to stop it, and The News stands for an immediate and iron handed handling of the situation, with the rights of the public given first consideration. The innocent bystander needs protection from the warring factions, and government authority is the only effective way to get it. We don't believe the government should go into the oil business, the light and power business, the printing , business, the grocery business, or any other business. But 1 we do believe we have come to the place in the development of this nation that the rights of the public—the •common people—must be protected against the selfish wars of interests in all lines, and the government is the only agency which can promptly and effectively do the umpiring. THE NEW DEAL IN WASHINGTON -BY RODNEY DUTCHER- NEA Service Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON.—The Huey Long menace has be- come a very real one in the New Deal family. Twice lately, the cabinet itself has discussed with the utmost seriousness JIuey's anticipated 1936 presidential candidacy. Roosevelt and his advisers are wondering what to do about it. This is the way they talked—and the way other insiders are talking: Huey, heading a third party—which he already has started through his "Share Our Wealth" societies and .their reported 3,700,000 members—might poll better than 10,000,000 votes. He. might easily capture other southern states than Louisiana, including Arkansas, "Mississippi, and Texas. The Republicans will have a candidate. If he is a , strong- one and the NCAV Deal has brought no spectac- •ular resurgence of prosperity, he probably can at least hold the G. 0. P. proportion of the 1934 vote, which :totaled about 13,000,000 as against some 17,000,000 .Democratic ballots. (In 1932 Roosevelt polled 23 mil•lions, Hoover 1C millions.) No one supposes Huey could be elected next year. •.But it is all too obvious, according to New Dealers in their agitated private huddles, that his vote would cut •far more heavily into the Democratic strength than the republican strength. '; If a third party had taken 5,000,000 votes away from -the democrats in the last election and none from the •republicans, the G. O. P. would have mopped up. A [presidential vote split three ways might give the King- •iish several states outside the south. Such a result would 'be duck soup for H. Long. He 'hates Roosevelt with a virulent hatred which he dares oiot express publicly and his private references to the president are unprintable. Huey's friends point out that 1940 isn't a long way off for a young man like their hero. They admit he needs a large campaign fund. But wealthy anti-New Dealers might chip in. The "Huey Long jitters" are aggravated by threat of such further complications as Father Coughlin, Dr. Townsend, Upon Sinclair, and other popular leaders— demagogs, if you like—who have been attracting large followings with astonishing rapidity. The combined millions of their followers reach an uncomfortably late total. Many of the serious thinkers here are increasingly Worried. over the possibility that a top-rank demagog may come along and lure those millions into camp with wild promises of the Long and Townsend variety, for they recall that Hitler's rise and sway in Germany has been achieved principally by unfulfillable promises. Roosevelt started promising in a big way, with his feet so firmly planted on the ground that his progress •has been very slow. He is now being out-promised all over the place and such a startling number of folks respond to those promises that its just a big fat guess •where it will end. . i Huey is the outstanding "land of promise leader m politics. If he should manage to combine forces with Dr. Townsend, whose old age pensions scheme becomes daily •a more painful Capitol Hill headache, the "Huey Long jitters" would develop into a> nightmare. Not being in the confidence of either the senator or the doctor, I can't ^-?dict that the Kingfish is destined to be the official white hope of the Townsend clubs. But I wouldn't be at all surprised. Maybe Amelia Earhart, with her flying ability, and Professor Einstein, with his mathematical knowledge, can get together and invent a way to keep their hair under control. Ferdinand Pecora has become a New York state supreme court justice, Wall Street is a little happier to report. King Zog of Albania has failed to find an intelligent American heiress with $1,000,000, to marry her, because he asks too much. Can't he be satisfied with the million? Wilbur Glenn Voliva predicts we're in for a lot of trouble this year, since the world is supposed to have ended last fall. Police in Shantung are going around cutting off the queues of Chinese who stick to the old custom. And, in explaining, they cut the tale short. TEXAS HISTORY Brushing Up oh Fact* You Ought to Recall Days were passing slowly for Avis- i tin, Impatiently waiting, in Mexico City for Santa Anna to do some- ' thing about his petitions lie hnd brought from Texas. August and September passed. Still nothing was accomplished. No word had come from Texas, making the waiting even more tedious. The first letter from his home country was sent by John P. Coles, and Austin gathered from it that the colonists were highly upset over nil their problems. Austin's efforts would be in vain if there were :m outbreak in Texas; so he wrote to the ayuntamiento at San Antonio telling it that although none of the reforms had been granted as yet, it would be all right for them to go ahead and plan for a Plato government. With the Mexicans in the lead, it would appear more reasonable in the eyes of-the Mexican government, he thought. Finally Gomez Farias, acting president in the absence of Santa Anna, had his congress repeal the anti- immigration article of the law of April 6. Santa Anna returned in a short time, and denied the petition for state organization, but promised to obtain n, judiciary law and othpr needed reforms. Less than a month after he left Mexico, cheerfully anxious to tell his people what had been done, Austin was arrested. The letter he had written to the ayuntamiento at San Antonio had reached the hands of the Mexican officials somehow, and he was immediately arrested. January 3, 1834, he was seized at Saltillo, and carried to prison. It is not difficuult to imagine Austin's reactions to his arrest. Fidelity to Mexico ha'd been his motto ever since lie had come to Texas. He had spent the best years of his life working for the Mexican government and Texans. He had Hone nothing to incite the government against htm, and just as the horizon was looking brighter, his actions were misinterpreted, and he was taken to one of the dungeons in Mexico City. It was enough to break the spirit completely. Belief in his friends and eternal hope spared him through the long months of imprisonment that followed the arrest. In the meantime, Texans were having their troubles also. These, however, were due to afflictions by nature rather than the political ills that led to achievement of independence, the Centennial of which comes in 1936. An injunction, issued in behalf of Rutherford & Lawrence to restrain local officers and prosecutors from seizing- "marble boards" or threatening to seize them, was made permanent in a hearing in 31st district court yesterday afternoon. The action was based on the claim that marble boards involve skill as well as chance, much as skill and chance are involved in golf, billiards, bowling, and other sports. M. Poison Liquor Kills 24 Since Last Thursday GLOVERSVILLE, N. Y,. Jan. 29 (If) —Eight persons, including three women, were stricken fatally early today from the effects of drinking poison liquor, bringing to 24 the lives token in central New York from this source since Thursday. The first htint of the wholesale deaths came when police found Louis Bondsman In a dazed condition on the street. Taken to a police station, he mumbled he was dying and that he had drunk "some alcohol." He died a few minutes later. His wife, Mrs. Bess Bondsman, was found in her home, as was Mrs. Nettie Norman, 58. Soon after Bondsman's death police began to receive emergency calls from all sections of the city, and as victims were rounded up they were rushed to the hospital. All of them, police said, had been drinking poison alcohol and died in. agony. They were' blind' when found. Police raided a house where the liquor was said to have been obtained. Samples were seized arid turned over to chemists for analysis. Since last Thursday 10 persons have died in Utica, CO miles west of here, and six others were in a critical condition in hospitals from the effects of bad liquor. K. Brown was placed on the stand as an "expert" witness. His testimony, which sometimes aroused mirth in the courtroom, tended to sustain the contention of the plaintiffs. Other witnesses were not used when it was made known that their testimony would be similar to Mr. Brown's. The injunction does not prevent the usual procedure of filing complaints, but the hearing was regarded as discouraging this possibility. Nor does the writ in any way affect the slot machines which "pay off" on the basis of chance with no skill involved. Miss Mary Gaylor is confined to her home with influenza. 3 Doses of Foley's Proof! 1 ' F o 1 c y ' s is worth its weight in 1 gold in case f couRliB from qolds. Will not jo without it." Mrs. N; Dcaver. . HONEY TAR Soothes Throat ~- L«osen» the Tickle' PMegm ForoM or young—duringdny or night—you can safely rely on Polcy'sHoneyand 2'arfor Quickest results. Coughs duo (o colds mayectBcriouafust, don't delay. Get penutrto •FOLEY'S today-refuse substitutes. Soltl everywhere. THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS Published evenings except Saturday, and Sunday morning by PSmpa Dally NEWS, Itte., 322 West Foster, Pampa, Texas GTUtfORE N. NTJNTT, Gen. 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One Year $7.00 Bis Months .......$3.7g three 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 WILLIAMS I aw- OOH— THEY GOT BIG ICK IN JAIL-, AWORKIN' ON TH' ROADS. ^WHUT'S HE DONE, NOW? > I DON'T BUT IF WE DON'T PM HIS FINE, WE'LL HAVE TO MILK COWS AN 1 DO CHORES FER WEEKS— MAYBE" MONTHS. HOW MUCH MONEY WE GOT? i STAWO MILKIN' T /THIS is GITT'M' I SAVE FER A C. OLD. eooo TIME,AM 1 APTER IVB PAID SOMEBOOVS PIME , 1 HAVE TO BORROW MONEV TO BUY A HEADACHE POWDER. __---- -=. © 1935 BV NEA SERVICE.'INO. "FRIEMDS IM NEED T. M. riEG. U. S. PAT. OFF. I-29 THE NEWFANGLES (Mom'n Pop) As Things Stand— By COWAN YOU SAY DkN LONG GOT A WINDFALL,TO THE TUNE OF A HUNDRED GRAND ? 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