Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on January 31, 1935 · Page 2
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TWO "*••* — -- THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS, Patopa, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 81, EDITOR AL A SUGGESTION OF VALUE While one of the several suggestions in the annual report of County Auditor R. C. Wilson may not have attracted general attention, it was worth more than casual notice, in the opinion of The NEWS. The suggestion was for the formation of a county highway department. County road building and maintenance is, with the exception of the school systems, the biggest department of the county. It is inter-related with the activities of the commisioners' court. There is no common purchasing arrangement, no coordination of the use of machinery and equipment except that reached by the sommij-'sionors in tneir occasional meetings. When the people select a commissioner, they do not choose a roadi engineer. They do not choose a full-time employe. A county commissioner has one of the world's most peculiar jobs. In ordinary times, when no bond money is being spent, road maintenance is one of his principal duties. Compared with a city commissioner, he is impotent as to powers and authority. Before many years, we predict, county commissioners will be made commissioners in fact and authority, and such routine and specialized duties as those of road repair and maintenance will be given to a highway department. The present set-up, though ancient, is illogical, often inefficient, and involves too great a salary output in proportion to the type of work allotted to the commissioners. THE NEW DEAL IN WASHINGTON —BY RODNEY DUTCHER- NEA Service Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON—The Virgin Islands are a couple of small infected spots which for a long time have been acting like big bad boils. You can't tell where they'll spread next. Apologies by Secretary Ickes to Jim Farley, Homer Cummings, and Pat Harrison for his dep.artment's bungling distribution to the press of a magazine article criticizing them inferentially along with their friends, Federal Judge T. Webber Wilson, sitting in the Virgins, was but the climax of a whole string of irritations. What between noble attempts to rehabilitate the poverty-stricken islands and incessant warfare between Wilson and his political backers on one side and Gov. Paul Pearson, supported by Ickes and other liberals, a prodigiously disproportionate amount of New Deal time has been spent in worrying about those islands. President and Mrs. Roosevelt, Rex Tug-well, and many others have been interested. Alternating complains against Pearson and Wilson have resulted in investigation after investigation by Ickes. Dismissals have resulted. ~r«ft'M!mi|imwBj The administration political machine under Farley . has (been constantly irritated because the idealistic Pearson, a Hoover appointee, was retained by Ickes. Except for Wilson, a lame duck ex-congressman from Mississip- > pi, the islands have been kept out of the hands of the , politicians. * * * * .-j The latest amusing jiote on the situation concerns de- r"parture for the islands of Morris L. Ernest, New York ^lawyer, who will investigate for the American Civil ^Liberties Union charges that Wilson, in his campaign ragainst Pearson, acted as prosecutor, jury, and judge |to railroad a public works employe to prison. £ Wilson's chief distinction as a congressman was his ^'sponsorship of a national board of magazine censorship '"which would have censored every line of copy entering a magazine under penalty of long imprisonment and large fines for anyone who avoided the censorship.-, Ernst, on the other hand, is this country's outstanding legal crusader against literary-censorship and has ..won many court cases incolving attempted suppression ''of books and magazine issues. ; * * * * Washington gossip probably is no dirtier than the gossip anywhere else, but it's often difficult for celebrities to act like human beings without the more inveterate : dirt-tossers figuring out something more or less sinister. , Thus the latest insinuations are based on the sequence ; of events in which Mr. John Boettiger was mentioned as , ,Mrs. Anna Dall's future husband, the government inves: 'tigated the alleged movie tryst, the movies hired Mr. i Boettiger, the alleged mcyie tiHist was indicted, and Mr. j 'Boettiger thereupon married Mrs. Ball. \ • Of course Mr. Boettiger was previously a Washington I correspondent for the New Deal's most virulent journal> istis foe, so there seemed to be something graceful in his (.retirement from that job. After having been so long\ out of office, the Democrats .may find it a bit difficult spending- the $4,880,000,000 .-relief money, but give them time. '•: Hitler recalls the days when starvation stared him in the face. Anyone try to do that now and he'd be purged. , * t .'/'.irflh A new barber school in Madison, Wis., plans to have courses in conversation and rhetoric. It might also consider a course in haircutting. : A doctor in New York recently defined a model par• ent. Some children must have put him up to it. The earth, says a scientist, has a vibration all its own, ! .such is the power of the Cuban rhumba and the Mexican ! cuearacha. We're in favor of Huey Long's proposal to limit a person's earnings to $1,000,000 a year. We can hardly wait for our first million. Germany's steel output has increased more than 100 per cent in the last year, hardly to satisfy children's growing demand for toys. Dr. Townsend inspires a change in that old song, "Everybody works at our house but my old man," to "Everybody lives at our house on my old man." A bank opened in Coulee Dam, Wash., and was Christened with a bottle of ink, although it will still need plenty of money to grease the ways. Jimmy Dooljttle is one man who doesn't live up to his name. He's done everything but little for aviation. Another woman has broken an aviation record, and men are al} up in the air about it. TEXAS HISTORY Brushing Up on Facts You Ought to Recall Except for the floods and the dis- \ senses which came upon the colon- j ists, there were few other things to j make life unpleasant. It took the people months to recover from the plagues which had come upon them, but after n time they resumed their normal mode of living. The Texas Republican, published by Mr. Gray and Mr. Harris, appeared each Saturday at Brazorin. News printed concerned the present problems confronting the people, bits of news, months old. from Europe and the States. Poetry, advertisements, and officials documents filled the pages., A boarding; school for misses and j young ladies opened in Coles Set- ' tlcmont in 1834 with Miss Trask as the head of it. Board per week was only $2, and tuition per quarter was from $6 to $10. Mary Austin Holley. one of the most famous pioneers of Texas, wrote in her book called "A Description of Texas" one of her letters describing her visit to Texas for the first time. "When I reached Coles and Christmans Settlements and saw the land so fair and beautiful to look upon my henrt sank within me at the thought of parting with it. ... The family of Boston -you wrote about two years ago, frightened with the deluge went to Matagorda with Captain Dick and Miss Trask, a fine looking girl of the family, who keeps a female school there with success." Murders by the Indians were always frequent, but the newspaper did very little except chronicle the ones which had been committed recently. "Murder by the Indians! A man named Edwards was murdered by Indians—no details learn ed." Another time a notice was given thnt a family had been killed hear Bastrop. Mrs. Holley described a norther as a "troublesome wind on the coast," and talked at length about the "gulph" which the people enjoyed so much. Thus life went on. Meanwhile, Austin was still In prison in Mexico, and the local government was making revisions and reforms in the laws. But events were shaping themselves that lead to others and after 100 years have led to the Centennial plans for 1936. CAPITOL CHATTER BY CHARLES E. SIMONS AUSTIN, Jan. 31. '(/I')—The plan to elect a vice speaker of the Texas house of representatives to preside in the absence of Speaker Coke Stevenson died aborning. It was offered as an amendment to the house rules along with several other proposed revisions. It encountered immediate opposition but final decision was postponed for a few days. Members took stock of t\T,e situation and decided it would be a bad precedent. Some groups figured it would reopen the deep wounds caused by the race between Speaker Stevenson and Rep. B. W. Calvert of Hillsboro. Others saw in the movement a plan to give someone a handicap on the next speakership contest. The person occupying the office o£ vice speaker would be the second ranking house officer, a position with more honor than power while the speaker was present but one with very definite possibilities nevertheless. Veterans recalled that Fred Monor of Denton got a flying start toward the speakership of the 42nd legislature when Speaker Barron entered a hospital for an emergency operation and sent back word to the chief clerk to turn the house over to Monor. The members obtained so high an opinion of Honor's ability that he was elected speaker of the next legislature without opposition. Certain of Calvert's supporters entertained the belief that Rep. B. Emmett Morse of Houston had been decided upon as a candidate for vice speaker by those suggesting the change. Morse was one of Stevenson's chief strategists. The idea, however, did not appeal to several others who campaigned for Stevenson. They feared it would cause a further breach between house actions. Calvert's group also didn't like the idea of a speaker and vice speaker from the same camp, especially if the vice speaker was to be one of Stevenson's prominent supporters. Nomination of Calvert was discussed. After a few days consideration there was little opposition to withdrawing the proposed amendment. The opportunity to be chosen speaker is greater if a candidate represents a rural area or comes from a small city or town. Candidates from the large centers of population have little chance to be elected speaker although their bloc of votes is a big factor in every race and the candidate who obtains most of the big city support usually wins. The rural members, who outnumber the city members, are jealous of their power and would never consent to election of a big city speaker, many believe. It has been more than 20 years since a member from one of the large cities occupied the speaker's chair. C7ftePEOPL.eS COLUMN TO A LITTLE PAL (In Memory of Skippy, My Dog) We've lived together, you and I, old fellow, Friends, tried and true, for two happy years; And when I smiled, your stubby tail wagged gladly, And when I wept, you licked away my tears. But, all too soon, our comradeship was ended; Tl<e shears of Fate, relentlessly unkind, Snipped the frail thread that bound our lives together, And you went on, while I remained behind. I miss you, Skippy-Boy—your gay, loud-spoken greeting, Your small feet pattering about the place! And, Ah! the pathos of that empty window Where I could always find your watching face! When life's short, hectic journey here is over, And I fare forth) alone, and in the dark, Be at my journeys end, dear Pal, to greet me! I'll know it's home, if I but hear you bark! —Emily Hopkins Drake. Your Pal, JERRY THOMAS. (Editor's note: Skippy (not the 'family pup") was killed by a car ihis week.) The 41st Bengal Lancers Will be in Pampa Sunday Watch for them ADVANCED SHOWING of the new STUDEBAKER Champion Cars at J. C. Pcnncy's Dept. Store Friday and Saturday of this week. O. D. KERR MOTOR CO. 112 N. Somerville — Phone 977 THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS Published evenings except Saturday, and Sunday morning by Pampa Dally SEWS, Inc., 322 West Poster, Pampa, Texas OILMORB N. NUNN, Gen. Mgr.; PHILIP B. POND, Business &igr.; OLIN E. HINKLg, Managing Edltot MEMBER OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.—Pull Leased Wire. The Associated Press Is exclusively en- tltled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to or not otherwise credited in thil newspaper and also the local news published herein. All rights for re-publication of special dispatches herein also are reserved. Entered as second-class matter March 15, 1927, at the postofflce at Pampa. Texas, under the Act of March 3, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS By Carrier In Psmpa One Year |8.00 Six Months $3.00 One Month $.60 One Week $.18 By Mail In Gray ana Adjoining Counties One Year $5.00 Six Months $2.75 Three Months $1.50 One Month $.60 By Mall Outside Gray and Adjoining; Counties One Year $7.00 Six Months $3.7S Three Months $2.10 One Month $.78 NOTICE—It is not" the Intention of this newspaper to cast reflection upon the character of nnyonfe 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. four OUR WAY By WILLIAMS! NOW TM' FIREMU GETS TOUGH WID SHOVEL—DOWN HE GOES—WID A COUPLE SHOTS IN' HOW THER TELLIM TH' ENGINEER TO SLOW BR DOWN) — NOW-BLA-BLA-/SS RNTHIRTV VEARS TOO SOON THE NEWFANGLES (Mom'n Pop) WITH WINDY LOCKED THE STRONG ROOM AND VOO KEEPING VOUO UEAT5 IN TUE SAME. .WC CAN'T SUP UP.' IET'S GO / BEFORE I BURY MYSELF IN TUV=> UICK TOWN.1 VJANTA RUN IN ON TOOTS AND TELL HEK WHERE- I'M GOING LISTEN,AL-EVERV TIME YOU'VE PULLED A BLOOMER, A SKIRT WA'a KV TUE BOTTOM OF IT- NOW, NONE OF TWKT STUFF GOES WHEN YOU'RE. WITH ME / .^ Meet Toots! N TlO^T WORRY/ 'M THROUGH WITH MIXING SKIRTS UP •WITH MY JOBS ,' By COWAN NO-NOJ SMOOTHY AND.t ARE &OIN& OUT AFTER A LITTLE EA.SV MONEY AU,VVHERE DID YOU NAB THAT CLOWN. GET-UP ? ARE. THE COPS AFTER YOU . AGA\N ? BUT, WHAT AM I GOING TO DO, WITHOUT YOU?HERE 1 WAITED A YEAR FOR YOU TO GET OUT, AND NOW THERE, THERE, HONEY-1'LL ARRANGE VT SO YOU CAN SLIP DOWN AND VISIT ME / © 1935 BY IIEA SERVICE, INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. —* i "'i-vyim M ""•-'•"•• ALLEY OOP OH,DON'T HIT ME.' I'LL TALK.' I'LL TELL YA ALL I CAN - OKAY-NOW YOU'RE SHOWIN' SOME SENSE.' HAve ir/ Laying Down the Law! By HAMLIN -ANP 60, INTO THEIR AMAZED EAe=>,THE- PRI&OMEC POURED THE TALE OF THE PALL OF MOO TO THE FORCES OF KIN6 TLINK. HE TOLD OF THE CAPTURE OF JHE K/IOOVIAN LEADERS, AFTER i THE DISASTROUS BATTLE, AND THE SUBSEOUBOT OCCUPATIOM OF THEIR HOMELAND BY THE LEMIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE. WHY, ALLEY, THIS JS TERRIBLE.' YOU AMD I ARE THE OMLV FREE MOOVIAWS LEFT".' WHAT ARE WE GrOIMGr TO WE'VE GOTTA DO SUMPIM-AN WE GOTTA. DO IT G'WAM BACKT'KING TUNK, YA. CAT, AN' MM HE AN' HIS CRUMY LEMIANS HAVE ( GOT UMTIL SUM-UP T'6ET OUTAv MOO —OR.. © 1936 BY NEA SERVICE, INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF, OH, DIANA! A Helping Hand "I'M SO WORRIED ^ [ABOUT UNCLE WILBUR. By FLOWERS TO BE DISTURBED 6EFORE vNOON TOMORROW, I DEAR NEPHEW. '^*~7' QOOD-NISHTT WHAT IF HIS BROTHER- IN- SHOULD COME AND KIDNAP HIM AOAIN ? I LEFT ALL TH DOORS AN 1 UNLOCKED. OH--- I THOUSHTO -THAT TOO, DIANA--. SCORCHY SMITH tieuo! HELLO TRACE THftTCHU-\r'S VER/ IMPORTANT/ UWR.Y! EflLllINO THE FUTILITY OF flTTEMPTING TO TRACE THE FHY-STOTION CRU, SCORtHY FOR ft BEU-HOP MO SENDS OUT SEVEIWL -JUST fl . SMITH/ TflKE A TIP AH' DROf SOUTH THING / THflTi fltL / " -1 SLIPPED THE BELU-HOP Five BUCKS FOR ft COPY- HE SENT THE SflME WIRE O FOURreEN DIFFERENT GUYS COBO^YS HOTEL PHONE RINGS.... -EV/IPENTLY OUR PHOI>(e CfltL DIDN'T SCflfig HIM. tie's GOIN& RIGHT AHEAD/ eer 80VS TOSETHER WE'RE TO HAVE A pep HEUO - flU. CflME FROM A PflY STATION IM ORUS ST6BE, CORNIER OF Ft.fl6l.ER AMP BlSCflYME * WB -tl» A. P., A"iliUu Euomd

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