Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on April 15, 1937 · Page 8
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Pampa, Texas
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Thursday, April 15, 1937
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THE PAMPA DAILY NBW8, Piffift, fiffll is,PAMPA DAILY NEWS ^ every tffehfeft, e*cept Saturday, and Sunday by tfc* Panfipa Daily News, 822 West Fostef pa, Texas. Phone 666 — All departments. E. LYONS. Gen. Ugr. T££ D£ WEESE, Editor PHILIP R. POND, Bus. M*r, MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (Full Leased Wire). The Aaq&ciated Press la exclusively entitled to the twe for publication of nil news dtppntches credited to It Or not otherwise credited to this paper and Also the regular news published herein, Entered as second class matter Marrh IB, at the post- office at Pampa, Texas under the net of March 3rd, 3879. National Advertising Representatives: Texas Daily Press Leflpue, New York, St. Louis. Kansas City, Los Anff«1es, San Francisco nnd Chicago. SUBSCRIPTION RATES— By carrier, IBe per week ; $8.60 for 6 months. By mail paynhlo in advance in Gray and Adjoining Counties. $5.00 per year, S2.75 per 6 months, 60c per month : outside Gray and Adjoining Counties, $7.00 per year, $3.75 per 6 months. 7Bc per month. Price per flincle copy ftc. An independent .Democratic newspaper, publishing the nevvs "fairly and impartially at all times and supporting in Its editorial column* the prinHolea whir-h it believes to be risrht and nppoMnj? thnse (j"fstinn which it believes to be wrong, reKnrdlt'^a of party politics. CARDS ON THE TABLE Pleas were sounded this v.-ppk at the monthly Chamber of Commerce meeting—pleas in behalf of city development. Undertone of the meptins was that what Pampa needs most right now is some real support thnniuh HIP channels of money and men to put across projects vital to the community's continued Mi'owth. There arc no t\vo ways iibnut it. Either Pampa goes forward, or it goes buck- ward. The path In be followed depends upon the kind of support that is given from the ritizenry as a whole. The problem i.s a simple one. Nothing intricate about working for the proper kind of a solution. It takes money. It takes leadership. And it takes men who ari> willing to pitch in and work. The job that lira ahead of Pampa cannot be done by the saint' lew who have given of their time and money in the past The task is growing too big lor a mere handful of workers to handle. Patnpa's possibilities are limitless. If only the men can be enlisted to get behind the wheel of city advancement. We now have men in our Board of City Development, Junior Chamber of Commerce mid other civic clubs who work hard for their city, giving of their time and of their finances to aid their hometown. But the job simmers down to too few of these men. They cannot be expected to bear the brunt of the entire burden They must have assistance. No city can thrive where petty civic jealousies exist. They must be wiped out entirely, if Pampa is to r; o ahead as it should. A united front with the one thought of a better Pampa is the only way out. Speakers at the meeting the other day emphasized that fact. Some of them minced no words in saying What they thought about things. They are the men who have been doing the work, and they know what they are talking about. Plenty of push and more men and money are going to be needed. Those who have been doing the work are putting their cards on the table. Every last one of us is going to have to do his part in order to get the job done. GLOVED HAND OF THE LAW When the jslice of a British court sports a new pair of white gloves, you may know that all is peaceful, serene, and orderly in his particular - bailiwick. The spring assizes of the Ontario Supreme Court opened at North Bay, Ont., recently, and it was discovered that there was not one criminal case on the docket. And so, in accordance with the old British custom, it became the duly of the sheriff to present the presiding justice with a pair of white gloves. .That such a custom ever will sprout in the United Stat< s i.s somewhat doubtful; for where in this Droad republic, will you ever find a court calendar that does not contain at least one criminal case awaiting trial? Nevertheless, the custom is worth a thought—if only a? a reminder that il is possible, after all, to conduct a society without a crime wave in this modern world. WASHINGTON LETTER i »y KIRKK SIMPSON 'WASHINGTON.—One person at least, has been having a lot of fun out of senate committee hearings on HIP Supreme; Court rejuvenation bill. He i.s tin; buoyant duurman, Senator H'enry Fountain A.sluirst. Ashurst favored letting the hearings run as long as anybody wanted to bf heard. He felt that the President's proposal was benefitting more than tin; opposition was. On what could he have founded that opinion? * * * Well, there i.s one element of political life on which he is well qualified to speak. Ashurst knows a lot about the importance of drama in politics. Dramatic action of personalities is the element of news that yuts front-page play. ; Hacl it fallen out that figures bulking large in the public eye appeared to challenge in person the President's proposal it would have been different. Suppose members of the Supreme Court had said their say, or that such witnesses as Hoover, Lanclon, Al Smith and the like had appeared before the committee. What a chance that would have given the news hawks and camera men. No disrespect is intended by this comment to the qualifications by the lawyers who did appear. They might well know more about the subject than the others mentioned; but the public does not know them. Ashurst probably figures that, lacking dramatizations, opposition to' the court bill before his committee falls for the most part on inattentive ears. That would ejcplain his "the more, the merrier" attitude. * * * • Incidentally, an offshoot of the Democratic party set-up saw the desirability of playing big names to catch public attention. It had a hand in circulation of a little pamphlet entitled "who said that; about the Supreme Court?" It coh.- tajned selected excerpts from remarks of.ChM Hughes, William Howard. Taft, Wood- TDPJ jS.8 If only It rains within the next week or so, (put on your wishing ring) the Panhandle wheat crop should step up to the best stage reached in the last half dozen years, In the opinion of those who know their wheat crops. . . . Wheat fields around the Pampa vicinity appear green and snappy, If you've noticecl them lately. . . . But they must have more rain. . . . Judge Newton P. Willis tells a story of the old days when a wheat crop was a wheat crop in these parts. It was back in 1918, he says, when the Panhandle had its best year for wheat-growing. . . . Those were world war days when the food administration at Washington was telling everybody to cut down on the use of sugar, bread, and other staple foods. . . . But, here in the Panhandle that summer they had so much wheat they didn't know what to do with it. ... It seemed a bit incongruous to sit out here and listen to appeals to cut down on eating bread when thousands upon thousands of bushels of wheat were stacked along the railroad tracks crying to be shipped to some place where it would do bread-hungry people some good. Wheat growers out here couldn't get their wheat shipped because the railroad was using all available trains to ship men and ammunition to Eastern ports. . . . But, wheat farmers couldn't understand such talk as bread conservation when they had their product piled high on the freight platforms and all along the line, awaiting shipment. . . . They called indignation meetings in Pampa and sent word to Food Administrator Hoover in Washington. . . . They told him millions of bushels of wheat were going to waste. . . . Mr. Hoover wired LUCK Unit the Panhandle wheat growers must be exaggerating the situation. So, they hired photographers to go down the line and make pictures of the mountains of wheat, and these, too, were sent to Washington. . . . This got action. . . . Immediately six long trains were dispatched to the Panhandle to pick it up. ... The trains came and they were loaded clown to the running-over point. . . . But, still they couldn't haul it all away. . . . Countless thousands of bushels remained unshipped. . . , And it never was shipped. . . . Finally, the wheat growers, left holding the bag, gave up in despair. . . . Much of it was burned and the remainder thrown to the cattle for feed. . . . Such was the Panhandle wheat story of 1918, says Judge Willis. Listening to a wheat story like that one, puts a yearning- into the heart of every wheat farmer from here to the edge of the "nation's breadbasket." one suspects. . . . For In springtime a wheat farmer's fancy naturally turns to thoughts of "what will the harvest be?" . . . So, with the outlook better now than for many years, here's hoping. . . . Box-fighting came back with a dud the other night. . . . Fans who go for boxing were a bit disappointed. ... A show run off haphazardly generally fails to click. That dark-haired ticket seller In a W. Foster street theater reminds you of Myrna Loy. . . . And Joe (Printer) Young could double for Stan Laurel. . . Retha (News of the Week) Spencer is wearing a diamond on the significant finger of her left hand. . . . Background noises on that 3 p. m. newscast from the edi- Uuial rooms are supplied, in many instances, by Archer d Saw) Fullingim, of the city desk. . . . Society will turn out Monday night for the Albuquerque Symphony orchestra concert in City Auditorium. ... It is under Jaycee sponsorship. Sam Fenberg is another who recalls the good old wheat crop days "way back when" .... Judge B. S. Via will sell you some of the talk- ingest parrots you ever heard. . . . H. Otto Binder, first president of the Pampa Lions club, will swing the gavel when the Lions meet to mark their tenth anniversary on April 22. . . . Pampa Kiwanians put on a party for San Jacinto Kiwanis club at noon today. . . . John Haggard, the county commissioner, is in Hot Springs, N. M. . . . "Life Ends at Seventy" on the Supreme Counrt Bench. . . . Wish the fellow who left that vari-colored snake would come back and get it. ... It gives us the jeebies. Yesteryear In Pampa TEN YEARS AGO TODAY A charter was presented to the new Pampa Rotary club by W. S. Edwards of Denton, district governor. C. C. Cook was president of the club. * * * Pampans were contributing to a fund for the citiv.ens of Rock Springs, where a tornado had killed 47, injured scores, and almost demolished the town's buildings. FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY Invitations were mailed to 1,000 old-timers of this area lo attend the first annual Frontier Day celebration in Pampa. * * * Matthew "Bones" Hooks, negro old-timer of ihe Panhandle, was a visitor in Pampa, and reminisced about leading figures of pioneer days. * * * Students from the high school attended the district commercial tournament at Childress, winning three cups and four medals. Opal Denson and Marjone Tucker took first and second places in typing, Bessie and Yetta Stein in shorthand. row Wilson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. What a valuable little work to place in the hands of stump or street corner arguers! And a foreword , says quotation's from men "now active" against''the court bill are "presented so that, the.,PfiPBJfc may determine the strange friend? the guprejne pburt has acquired." THE DIFFICULTY WITH PUSHING IT THROUGH Man About Manhattan By GEORGE TUCKER NEW YORK—They held graduation exercises over at Minsky university on Broadway the other day, but instead of putting on caps and gowns, the girls took off their clothes. And, because the girls showed proficiency in this matter, H. K. and Morton Minsky gave the graduates B. S. degrees—Bachelor of Strip. These lads own the theater where the young ladies have been learning the art of strip-teasing. Amateurs wanting to learn how to take off their scanties provocatively, and professionals desiring to perfect themselves, have been receiving expert tutoring for some time. The professors Minsky, both deans in their own right, want it understood that strip-teasing is essentially an American art and they scoff at the idea that just any maiden can take off her clothes before an audience fetchingly. "She'd probably be very indecent about it," gravely opined H. K. "That wouldn't do at all." "No Indeed." broke in Morton, "and she must have natural talent for this. She must have grace and she must know something about music. She must have rhythm, be able to dance, and sing. Then, she must know just how to take of those little bits of clothing in a manner that will enrapture an audience and leave it flabbergasted!" No wonder they started a school! With so many qualifications on the "must" list, before a gal may even begin, they figure a little finishing school on the side will keep plenty of quality on tap, meaning capable replacements for those who advance to matrimony or who graduate to the legit productions up town (well, Gypsy Rose Lee did, didn't she?) Miss Lee, of course, Is their masterpiece. Many a strip heroine have they groomed, but none has caught the eye as this wonderful girl of 1936. "Personality is another essential," cut in Morton. "And we're teaching that, too. But enough of this. I think it's time for a bite of lunch." Proving, no doubt, there is nourishment in food as well as art. As no dogs may be carried into England without first undergoing a six-month period of observation, Judith Anderson may decide not to include Lpndon on her ,vacation abroad. The actress who gave such an "earthy" portrayal of the queen in Gielgud'f Hamlet is loath, to leave her two pet dachshunds behind. Ask Jack Linyard Tyler if he has any relatives in the theater, and he will point with pride to Jimmy Gleason. He and Jimmy are first cousins. «!»» AMERICAN SCRAP IRON SQLfl.FOR ARMS ABROAD. BEAUMONT (/P)—Nats Karchmer, president of the Oklahoma Waste Trade Dealers' Association, says junkmen are gathering, bedsprings, automobile chassis, frying pans and radiators from alleys, barnyards and byways to be sold abroad for armaments. The largest cargo of scrap Iron from this port—more than 8,000 tons—was scheduled to leave in April. *n- ATLANTA ARTIST CARVES IN RUBBER. ATLANTA, Ga. (#•)—Carvings In rubber by Irwin McKoy, Atlanta artist, are on exhibition at the Carnegie library here. McKo'y began'working In rubber about a year ago. He mounts his rubber figures on canvas which in People You Know By ARCHER FULLINGIM Well, the baseball season opened again yesterday, and it looked funny out there in the outfield without Grover Seitz. The first man in a box seat was Howard Buckingham, and right behind him was L. L. McColm. Mrs. Belle Wells, sitting in the stands, wielded a pencil as she kept tab on her son-in-law, Eddie Sain who got the first hit and . stole the first base. Porter, ticket-taker, cushion-seller and pep squad leader with a fog-horn voice, duelled racuous- ly with Mr. Hubert, leader of the wolf pack. Both were in fine fettle, and Porter yelled a little bit too loud in shouting encouragement to the players, especially to Cox, and Hubert razzed the new catcher with loud guffaws. Both gave stellar performances. Bob Koiner and Dick Hughes and Art Teed and R. E. Williams ate too many peanuts, and Art did not once mention his operation ,and all were belligerently siding in with Koiner that the team should be named the Pampa Oilers, and nothing else! Dick Hughes says the Cincinnati Reds will finish first in the National, but Jack Dunn says Dick was never right in his life. Some small boys sympathized with little Al Summers who sat in a box nursing a broken nose. Then Pampa won and the baseball season opened with everything about the same as last year. AROUND HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—The strange case of Edward Norris can be blamed, in a way, on that fellow Taylor. Or you may, if you prefer, ascribe it lightly to the vagaries of movie fortune. Norris, who looks a bit like Taylor—only a bit because he isn't pretty—has been under contract to Metro as long as Taylor has. Norris' claim to film fame is based on one bang-up good lead in a snatch story, "Show Them No Mercy." Taylor's— but why go into that? After "Show Them No Mercy" it looked as if Norris would get places in a hurry. Instead he retired to the comparative oblivion of his studio stock list, played a few roles in minor films, and waited. Darryl Zanuck, who had borrowed him for his hit performance, wanted to buy his contract, So did other producers, but Metro refused to sell except at prohibitive terms. Still An 'Unknown' So it was that Mervyn LeRoy, looking for "unknowns" for "The Deep South," picked on Norris. If you think a lad who has clicked in one picture cannot qualify as an "unknown," then you don't know Hollywood. Norris is as obscure as Taylore would have been if Metro had not cashed in quickly on "Society Doctor." The obvious conclusion is that if the studio had no Taylor. Norris— or some other boy—might draw a "build up." There is only one "teacher's pet" in ever classroom. A Test Partner From Philadelphia, son' of a noted medico, Norris signed up for a stage show locally. Rouben Mamoulian spotted him, and eventually the di-r rector put him into "Queen Christina." Six months later he joined the Metro stock company. There he served as test partner for some hundreds of feminine applicants tpr film jobs. Most of what he knows about acting he attributes to Akim Tamlroff. Before Tamlroff clicked, he and Nor- How's Your Health? Edited by DR. IAGO GALDSTON for the New York Academy of Medlelm- THE LITTLE HURTS It's the little hurt that is most dangerous, for it is' commonly neglected. Among the Important little hurts are contusions arid abrasions. A contusion is a superficial injury produced by an impact without a break in the skin. An abrasion ig an injury in which the skin is scraped off. In common language, "bumping" causes' contusions, while "skinning" causes abrasions. Innocent and minor as these injuries may appear at first sight, they are frequently followed by serious, painful and sometimes permanent effects. For example, a contusion about the face, forceful enough to cause the formation of a blood tumor (mematoma) may result in an unsightly, permanent lump if not treated properly. Bumps about the knees or elbows may cripple or permanently interfere with the normal functioning ,pf these joints. Forceful contusions and dull blows on the abdomen call for expert medical care. The latter are often suffered in automobile accidents, and not infrequently result in serious injury to or rupture of internal organs, such as the spleen, kidneys or liver. Minor contusions should be treated by putting the affected part at rest. At times this will mean putting the patient to bed for 24 hours. To the contusion proper an ice bag or wet cold dressing should be applied during the first 24 hours following the injury. The Ice bag should not be applied directly to the skin, but rather over a folded hand towel, first placed over the injured part. Apply the ice bag for a half hour of every hour, leaving the skin free the rest or the time. Wet dressings can be made by dipping suitable pieces of cloth, gauze or cotton in iced water to which has been added epsom salt in the proportion of two tablespoons to a quart. After an elapse of 24 hours following the injury hot applications are better than cold. The cold applications are employed to keep Inflama- tion in check; the hot ones to hasten absorption of the swelling. Gentle message and moderate exercise of injured parts and muscles favor recovery. But gentleness and moderation must be practiced in these, lest further injury be afflicted on the bruised parts. •«» SCIENCE TRACES GROWTH THROUGH RINGS IN TEETH. CHICAGO (/P)—Teeth rings, like tree rings, enlighten scientists on the mysteries of growth. Dr. Isaac Schour of the University of Illinois says every person carries his own growth record in his "baby teeth," a ring in the dentine and enamel. Th,e ring is found in all teeth' In the process of formation when the Individual is born, but not in later, permanent teeth. Dr. Schour claims these rings are permanent and indelible records of the change from the possible prenatal life to the Independent life following birth and that this should help scientists determine the amount and quality of development in each period. worked on Akim's English diction, and Tamlroff on Norris 1 histrionics. Tamiroff, from the Moscow art theater, was a hard teacher. Day after day, for a month, he had Norris open a door to greet a "long-lost friend." After a few days Norris. loathed the "mythical friend, "and most days he left the lesson swearing he'd never return. But O e always ' LET'S KNOW TEXAS AND TEXANS BY WILL H. MATHS. In thl« column-answer* will b» trl»en to InqtilrlM »l to Tex** history ind other mutters pertaining to the State «nd Its people. Ai evidence of eood faith Inquirer* muftt frlve their natnee and Addresses, but only tlieir InltteH will be printed. Ad- dreii InoofriM to Will H. Mayw. Anitle, Ttxai. Q. Are commercial failures in Texas increasing or decreasing? A. Commercial failures in Texas in 1936 averaged slightly fewer than 15 a month, the lowest for any year since records of failures have been kept—1920. Q. To whom Is credit given for conceiving the construction of whnt is now the Southern Pacific Railway, and what were his plans? A. Andrew Brisoce. a resident of Harrisburg, in 1839. revealed his dreams of a railway that would eventually extend from Harrisburg to San Diego. Calif., thus connectinK the Atlantic, through the Gulf of Mexico, with the Pacific. He interested a small group at Harrisburg to undertake to build to a point beyond Richmond, whorr town lots would be sold to get fund? lo build another 30 miles where another sale would be made and this process repeated through Austin and El Paso to the Pacific. Brisco securpd a charter for the Harrisburg Railroad and Trading Co. in 1841. Q. What is the annual average rainfall in Texas, the highest and the lowest. A. Average annual rainfall is 31.08 inches; highest, 55.31, in Newton county; lowest, 9:l(i in El Paso county. Q. What were the expenses of the Texas Old Age Assistance Commission and the Liquor Board compared with the total Income from liquor beer and wine in the month of February? A. According to the Texas Tax Journal, expenditures of the Old Age Assistance Commission for salaries and other expenses were $105,395.25, of the Liquor Board were $82.222.07—total for the two boards, $188,217.32, or 38.6 per cent of the $488,963.46 received from liquor taxes. Taylor would have been if Metro ers' pet" in every classroom. CRAYON PROJECTS IN TEXAS HISTORY It la easy to teacn cnlldron history with penciled outline picturua or historical subjects and colored Crayola. History taught In this way IB never forKotten and B taste la created Tor more information, "Centennial Projects, Texas Under Six FlauB," contains ft6 naf« nf outline* "n many phases of Texas history and events, with cover showing the Texas Capitol under six flagH. ench in Itf correct cnluru. Mailed postpaid for 21 cents. Send order to Will H. Mayea. 2iMO Salado Street. Austin, Texaa. •Gray Eagle' Hurt tumujc trum tne second story porch of his Cleveland, O., home, after a railing gave way, put Tris Speaker, above, believed baseball's greatest centerfielder, in a hospital with critical injuries. "Spoke," who guided the Cleveland Indians to the world's baseball championship in 1920, suffered a fractured skull and broken arm after his 16-foot tumble to a stone walk. This, That and Everything BY wtLLiAta ttusLEY CLARK. We hope that the conviction "of that officer who applied the "third degree" to the extent that the victim died will be a lesson to all who arfe guilty of the same thing. The "third degree" as It Is used In many Instances has no place in the Intelligent application of the law. In some cases it seems that such officers who use this unscrupulous method of securing confession are themselves fit candidates for ah insane asylum. I believe it would be a good practice to have officers who are guilty of this crime examined by a psychiatrist to determine If they are suffering from a case of sadism. Certainly no sadist is worthy of the responsibility of a peace officer. The very principle of this "third degree' method Is wrong. If they know the person to be guilty, why seek lite confession? If the victim's confession is neded to "stick" him, a forced confession Is no good in the case, any way, and just as well do without It. No matter how you lake it. it is a cowardly act for any one in authority to go beyond the limits of law by torturing some helpless victim in an attempt to secure what he thinks is an honest confession. Any fair jury could not help but be influenced by the knowledge of such treatment in considering a confession. So They Say: Too many states. Too many banks. Too many strikes. Everything so beastly complicated. We're puzzled because we just can't understand how it all possibly can work.' —DAVID HOLMAN, London, England, in U. S. to study economic conditions. The wayside cathedral would go to the people instead of waiting for them to come to It. —REV. H. W. HOBSON, Columbus, O., who has built an automobile trailer coach. I am convinced tobacco is wrong for you women because—this Isn't an-Insult—women are basically unstable emotionally. — DR. CLIFFORD BARBORKA, Northwestern University medical school. Ask those who voted us Into that' carnage (World war) if they are proud of it; I challenged them from' the Senate floor on April 6 last- year, and their silence was eloquent. —U. S. SENATOR ERNEST LUN- ; DEEN, Minnesota, who voted against America's going to war in 1917. The duties of a bartender are. increasing. He must be a fellow who keeps his wits about him and Is. equal to any and all emergencies.* —FRANK MARZANO, Chicago,, instructor in a "school" for bartenders.' GOVERNMENT GREENHOUSE ANNOYS CONGRESSMAN. WASHINGTON WP) — Representative James W. Wadsjvorth, Republi-. can, of New York, things congres- 1 sional maintenance of the botanic garden in the national capital is "a standing joke." Wadsworth says he can't understand "why the house of representatives should run a greenhouse" unless tlie plants or flowers are distributed to someone. The botanic garden grows and supplies plants and shrubs to supplement dying plants, trees or shrubbery abound the capital grounds. Real Estate Loans! We offer F. H. A,, Building. &; Loan, and Life Insurance loans, thai will meet your building needs. Be sure to see us! For Residence and Business Loan* fhuiic 3S6 M. P. DOWNS A04 Combs-Worley BWg SIDE GLANCES By George Clark fwu^-wr-r when \ve get'tp the party, t vail impress them?' 1

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