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> -• Twfcc-A-Weelc Visitor • Semi-Weekly Morning Light carries ocal, state and world oewi Into tbouiandi |)t rural home* In Navarro and surround- ng oountlei twice each week. Every worthwhile Item oi news from every point Is thoroughly covered. fl Home ofthe Dally Sun and Stm Weekly Morning Ughtfl FULL LEASED WIRE ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE Fifty Yean of Swric* The Semi-Weekly Morning Light hai beta an outstanding pronrcsilve newspaper, working for the advancement of the rural communities ot Navarre and adjacent oouiu •ties for more than fifty yean. IU rooeeu 14 oound up with the growth of Rural life. VOL. LJL CORSICANA, TEXAS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1939. —TWELVE PAGES NO. ISO, O'DANIEL REMARKS CRITICIZED SENATE COMPLETED PASSAGE ABOLISHING ; TAX COMMISSIONER OFFICE BE ELIMINATED IMMEDIATELY UPON SIGNATURE OF O'DANIEL AUSTIN, Feb. 2.— (#)— The senate today complet- ' ed passage of a bill to abol- V-jsh the office of tax com- y" missioner, concurring in by a house amendments vote of 26 to 2. The office will be eliminated Immediately upon signature of the measure by Gov. W. Lee O'- Danlel, the bill probably will reach the governor's office early najt week after completion of cllrlcal details. '--. -^TO'Danlel was given credit for passage of the proposal In a speech yesterday by Clint C. Small A tof Amarlllo, dean of the senate. Proponents estimated ellmlha- tlon of the department would effect a saving of more than $50,000 a year. The small band of opponents contended It would result in a loss because of a reduction in tax collections. The comptroller will take over the duties now performed by the tax commissioner. The house overrode one of its ' committees for the first time by voting to print a minority report on a bill calling for a $10,000 appropriation to aid In prosecution of an anti-trust suit against four Texas cement manufacturing com paniese. Rep. Paris Smith of Bay City who led the fight for keeping the > bill alive, said the only question "was whether - you want the at torney general to investigate this trust. Opponents Insisted the at torney general could handle the suit -with part' of his regular bl ennlal appropriation. ,The- appro- ations committee had voted nst the bill. The ' house , overwhelmingly doted a resolution calling for a committee to Investigate steadily Increasing gasoline tax refunds f. See LEGISLATURE, Page 12. MORGENTHAU BENIES STABILIZING FUND USEDAID FRANCE FUNDS NOT "USED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY TO AID AM t COUNTRY'S BUYINGS WASHINGTON, ~Feb. 2.— (IF)— Secretary Morgenthau denied to day the treasury's $2,000,000,000 ' stabilization fund had been use to' help France or any foreig country buy- military supplies o other merchandise In this coun try. Asked whether the stablllzatlo fund might have been involve in the French plane deal, th secretary said: The stabilization fund has no been used directly or indlrectl or in any way whatsoever to hel any country make any purchas of merchanise." The stabilization fund, create out of the profit of dollar deva nation in 1934, conducts forelg exchange, market operations in a effort to stabilize the dollar i reference to foreign currencies. .Morgenthau said secrecy wa goessary to the fund's operation adlng that Its usefulness woul e lessened by the full publlclt ('advocated by Senator Lodge (R A'Mass) and others. T He; declined to comment dlrec tly on the proposal of Lodge fo an Independent audit of the fun but said such a resolution wou! reflect on the integrity of thn See MORGENTHAU, Page 12. MEETING DETAILS ENTERTAIN VISITORS TOCONFEJIENCEHERE APPROXIMATELY FOUR HUNDRED BOYS EXPECTED TO ATTEND SESSIONS With the arrival of 400 dele- ates to the Older Boys' Confer- nce scheduled for Friday, Y. M. A. officials and local confer- nce committeemen were busy •Ith last minute preparations huraday. The conference opening Friday will mark the climax of weeks f preparatory work which has een the conference pointed to- irard success through the efforts and sponsorship of civic clubs, hurches, and individual citizens. O. F. Allen, general chairman, 'hursday expressed his pleasure t the cooperation which has beeit ecelved. B. P. Faublon, of Dalas, conference director, enthus- Ically predicted "prospects for he most successful Older Boys' Conference I have ever directed." The Cprslcana delegation of 125 joys will meet Thursday night at 7:30 o'clock at the Junior High Auditorium. This meeting was previously scheduled to be held at the Y. M. C. A. Registration of all conference delegates Is slated for 9 o'clock Friday. ) Program of the three day con- erence is as follows: PROGRAM Friday, February 8 9:00 a. m.—1:00 p. m. Reglstra- lon and assignment to homes; First Baptist church. 2:00 p. h.—Adult leaders' meet- ng—First Baptist church, Noel Roberts in charge. 3:00 p. m.—Opening assembly of conference—F 1 r s t Baptist church auditorium, John Seay, iresldlng; prayer, Rev. E. T. Mller; special music; address of welcome,-Beauford H. Jester; response, R. C. Brlttaln; sing song, John Green, leader; address, R. f. Storey; assignment to discus- See CONFERENCE,' -Page • 12;— HOOVER SEES WAR AHEAD AS RESULT OF FOREIGN POLICY ECONOMIC SANCTIONS WILL SURELY BRING CONFLICT FORMER PRESIDENT SAYS TEXAS' FIRST GIRL QUADRUPLETS Four lusty-lunged tiny girls believed the first all girl quadruplets born i n Texas were born Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Badgett of Galveston. They are shown In this photograph in their special nursery at St. Mary's Infirmary a few hours after birth. Tho photographer was allowed no closer than the transom through which he made the shot. They 11 kely will spend the first two weeks of their lives in this specially controlled room and visitors forbidden. Dr. W, J. Jinklns, attending physician, was as astonished as the parents, preparations having been made for the arrival of triplets. The father is a construction company foreman. (Associated Press Photo) CHICAGO, Feb. 2—(fl 5 )—Herbert Hoover declared last night President Roosevelt had. announced a "new departure" in 'foreign policy which would prescribe measures which would provoke International 111 will and possibly lead to ar. The use of coreclqn, such as economic sanctions, ho said, was an Integral part of President Roosevelt's proposed expansion of foreign policy, and asserted any form of coercion "Is the rtralght path to war Itself." "No husky nation," said the former president, "will stand such pressure without bloody resistance. Those who think in terms of economic sanctions should also think in terms of war." Mr. Hoover set forth his views in an address to the council on foreign relations and a nationwide radio audience. Gen. Charles G. Dawes, formerly vice president and ambassador to Great Britain, any many of the city's outstanding business men professional men, were in tho vlsibile audience of aproximately 800. Mr. Hoover said the nation would willingly bear the burden of increased armament for national defense but contended the "proper degree" of military preparedness depended upon tho tlon's foreign policies source of Us dangers. and the See' HOOVER, Page 12. DR. KARL TERZAGHI, FAMOUS < AUTHORITIES ON SOIL MECHANICS ?:BE A.&M. ENGINEER CONSULTANT COLLEGE STATION, Feb. 2.— 1^—Dr. Karl Terzaghi, one of ^the. world's greatest .authorities on soil mechanics and structural _ '-'foundation engineering, has be- yi coma associated as consultant for " h a period ,of pne year with the ^^engineering department of Texas ^"Agricultural and Mechanical Colit luge, it was announced today by Dean Glbb Gilchrlst.. Coincident with announcement of retention of Dr. Terzaghl, Dean Gllchrint issued an invitation to all engineers and advanced engineering students of the state to attend three lectures here February 10, 11 and 14 under tho Aus- 'plces of the A. and M. College , civil engineering department. Dr. Terzaghi will remain here or at least one week and opportunity will be offered for confor- inoes, round table discussions id consultation with visiting en- neers, students and any others ose work deals with the design r foundations. "' -pughout the year Dr. Tew .tters pertaining to develop- of instruction and research aghl will be available as consultant to the A. and M, college staff in matters ment of ir work In the important field of soil mechanics. Dr. Terzaghl graduated In 1905 from Technisohe Tochschule at Graz, Austria. It was In 1925 that publication of a book '"Erdbaumeehanlk" and a series of articles in the engineering news record In 1926 aroused interest of the engineering profession all • over the world in problems of earth work engineering. As a result of this recognition Dr. Terzaghi was invited to join the staff of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and organized the first university laboratory of soil mechanics in the United States, Shortly after arrival at Cambridge, Dr. Terzaghl was appointed research consultant to the bureau of public roads In Washington, D. C., a position b« held Until, -1929, Snow, Rain And Colder Weather Hit North Texas By The Associated Press Snow, rain and plummeting temperatures besieged the northern part of Texas .today and the weatherman predicted the advance would continue southward tonight, '"HtfaVy? show" fell ,.-Jit , fcubbbck, where the mercury dipped to 27 degrees, a 25-degree drop from yesterday's high. The snow followed a sleet barrage. Snow flurries drove the mercury down to 22 degrees at Plainview during mid-morning while Electra recorded a one inch snowfall. A heavy mixture of rain sleet fell at Gainesville in 33 degree weather while as far down as Corslcana rain and colder weather was reported. Snowflakes also dropped from Quanah to Iowa Park and from Burkburnett to Frederick, Okla. Wichita Falls also reported traces of .sleet and a 32-degree reading. Borger had a 27-degree temperature but skies were clear. Sherman and Dallas reported sleet and 40-degree temperatures. The sleet continued at Sherman. The Dallas See SNOW-RAIN, Page 12. DETAILS COMPLETED ANNUAL BANQUET OF GHAMBERCOMMERCE FRANK S. CAROTHERS, OF HOUSTON, WILL BE PRINCIPAL SPEAKER Complete details of the annual membership meeting of the Cor- slcana Chamber of Commerce tp be held next Friday evening, February 10, at 6:45 In the cafeteria of the senior high school were announced Thursday.' Frank S. Carothers, genera manager . of tho Norvell-Wilder Supply Company, pf Houston, wll be the principal speaker and several entertainment features wil be presented by Walter Jenkins well known singer and choir director, also of • Houston. V. Ed Wendorf, chairman of the arrangements committee, has announced no tickets will be sole at the door for the meeting and reservations must be made In ad vance. A capacity crowd Is antic Ipated a^nd- early purchase of tic kets is being urged. The price per plate has been announced .at 75 cents. Dr. J. Wilson David is chairman of the menu commit tee. Tickets for the meeting may be secured from the chamber of commerce office or from members of the ticket'committee which includes Mr. Wendorf, Jay A. Sll- verberg, Festus A, Pierce, Dr. David, and Robert L. Cason. The program for the evening has been announced as follows; Meeting-called to order by President J. M. Dyer. Invocation—The Rev. B5. T. Miller. Dinner—(Music will be supplied while* the banquet Is being served by the Corslcana Chamber of Commerce Quartet.) Comments by the president and Introduction by Sydney Marks as toastmaster. Introduction of visitors. Sing Song led by Walter Jenkins.' President's report. Election of new directors and vote on proposed amendment to constitution. Introduction of the directors "and officers. Solos; Walter Jenkins. Address :Fr lank 8. Carothers, DOARD DIRECTORS OF YMCA RENAMED; DRANE RESOLUTIONS SEVEN DIRECTORS WHOSE TERMS EXPIRED ASKED CONTINUE DUTIES The board of directors of the Y. M. C. A. meeting in regular session Thursday morning re-elected F. C. Paul, O. L. Albritton, W. C. Stroube, T. H. Benton, F. A. Pierce, Sidney Marks and C. S. Dickens to the board. A special meeting will be held next week at which time board officers will be elected. The following resolution was passed regarding the death of Frank N. Dranc: Resolution on Frank Nonl Dmne January 14, 1802-December 1, 1988. As a memorial Resolution upon the life and service of Frank Ncal Drane, the Board of Directors of the Young Men's Christian Association of Navarro County in Cor- slcana does hereby record as follows Frank Neal Drane, for some seventy six years, was an outstanding citizen of Corslcana and Navarro County. He was outstanding as a successful business man, as a thinker, as a man of practical and scientific Ideas and their application. He was also outstanding as an agriculturalist and was a leader as a churchman and a citizen interested in ci.vlo affairs. He was a man of wise philanthropy. Present and future generations of citizens of Corslcana and Navarro County will acknowledge and confirm with gratitude the -wisdom and beneficlenc'e of his philanthrppy and revere his. name for his generous consideration and provision for persons and Institutions of his home city and county who will benefit by his beneficlent bounty. He was a believer of the Idea that the properly Influenced and environed boy and girl of today makes the good and useful man and woman of tomorrow. Being See Y.M.C.A. BOARD, Page 12. Dallas Killer Escapes Prison Farm Thursday HUNTSVILLE, Feb, .2.— (ff)— Robert Lacy Cash, 24-year-old Dallas killer .'.whpse... will-o'-the- wisp activities, jtaep. state , peni , . , tentiary officials pn the jump, escaped -the-'-.-'prlspn-.-system-agaln' today. He hid behjp.4 .'a. rtoqr while WB squad mates trudged out into the fields of Harlem state farm and a few minutes later made his break for freedom. He dashed from the building, raced 100 yards to .a car parked near the guards' quarters and sped away In It tp the Houston- San Antonlp highway two miles distant. Captain Ed .Seay, . reporting the break, said the car Cash stole belonged to J. M-. Hpjcomb of Sherman. (The machine, a Chevrolet coupe, bore the license number 472-002). _ See CONVICT, Page 12. JUDGE LOVELADY IS DEING DOOMED FOR STATE HIGHTOJOH Judge Carl L. Lovelady, county judge of Bosqne eourrty for the past four years, Is 'to be submitted to Governor O'Danlel today as a candidate -for the post of Texas Highway Commissioner The announcement was made here Thursday morning by Paul H, Miller, county judge of Navarro county, -who Is actively endorsing Judge • Lovelady to Governor O'Danlel. ...... Judge Lovelady is 'secretary- treasurer of • the County Judges ,and Commissioners' -Association of Texas and is well-known over tho'entlrj state. He is a^studen' and authority on economics aijt governmental questions. It 'is un derstood he- has the- backing ol many members of the association FATHER QUADRUPLETS HAPPY OVER EVENT; GIRLS GIVEN NAMES TOTAL WEIGHT OF GALVESTON BABIES 16 POUNDS 2% OUNCES •••'„ •~~,..,+ , *-* ,.•• .fe_.,.T>~* ' :!--J*t~ •;>..." ..... i.ti FAMED PUNXSUTAWNEY GROUND HOG SAW SHADOW ON EMERGING FROM LONG HIBERNATION TODAY PRESIDENT CONFERS ON 'WORLD AFFAIRS' AND DEFENSE PLANS WARPLANES SALE, CAUSE OF MUCH CONTROVERSY, NOT MENTIONED THURSDAY WASHINGTON, Feb. 2.— (IF)— President Roosevelt and members of a house appropriations subcommittee studied today "world affairs" and "technical developments" In connection with the army defense program. He conferred for about an hour with Chairman Taylor (D-Colo) of the full house appropriations committee, and an eight-member sub. committee headed by Representative Snydcr (D-Pa) which has boon framing the war' department appropriation bill. "We were just talking over the technical details as to the general situation in world affairs and what this committee Is considering," said Taylor. "It was a very ordinary and friendly discussion of the situation," Both Taylor and Snyder said the President did not go Into a broad outline of the background of foreign policy as he did at the white house meeting Tuesday with the senate military committee, Snyder added there was no mention of the sale of planes to France. Mr. Roosevelt's talk with the senate committee on the purchase of warplanes In this country by democracies aroused a great flurry of debate In Congress on whether the American aviation could supply the army with 3,000 new 'planes and fill foreign orders at the samo time. Snyder would not predict when the army bill would be ready but said It would carry a provision to make $50,000,000 Immediately available to get mass production See DEFENSE, Page 11. GOBBLER'S KNOB, PUNXEO- TAWNEY, Pa., Feb, 2.—WV-Br'er Groundhog—the Punxsutawney one —saw-his shadow today and that, legend has It, presages six more weeks of winter, Chiefs of the Punxtusawney Groundhog Lodge announced the woodchuck emerged from winter hibernation promptly t.t 8:19 a, m. (Central Standard time). Several Inches of snow covered the stony ridge above the woodchuck's hole. The "Sago of Gobbler's Knob" as woodchuck Is known hereabouts, hustled back Into his burrow, leaping o'er his shadow as he went, members of the lodge averred, Government Weather Observer W. S. Brotzman said In Pittsburgh It was "all hooey," "How Is a groundhog," said he with disdain, "going to see his shadow when there isn't any sun? The sun wasn't shining today anywhere in this area." The legend of Gobbler's Knob started 41 years ago when ijeven men got together, bought a keg 'of beer and climbed to the knob to hunt groundhogs. They routed one out, fried it in butter and «t« it, ' ,- They liked the • Jaunt • so much they founded a club that eventually grew' Into an - organization of. 50, Including many notables, Over in the eastern part of the state, there' 'are rival • groundhog "prophets" ' 'at Quarreyvllle and another In' the' Lehlgh valley at Allentown, The Quarreyville lodgemen, as custom dictates', wfll' hot announce the forecast until tonight; Lodge members at Quarreyvllle voted Vice' Pesldent 'John Nance Garner an honorary member thU year. Alligators vs. Groundhogs. CHICAGO, Feb. 2.— (/P)— The groundhog might be all right as a'weather prognostlcator, but one at the Brookfleld 200 future cll- matio conditions are guaged by the antics, of the alligators. Assistant Director Robert Bean has observed that when the alligators leave. their sandy, .perch and slide > Into the pool-tram or snow are-not moro than 12 .hours away. Bean believes It's, a matter of body, temperature which the 'ga- tors adjusts to climatic con.dKlpn> _ GALVESTON, Feb. Proud Papa W. E. Badgett, 35, a ittle stunned when It happened out happy when friends hailed ilm as the father of Texas' first quadruplet girls, named his daughters last night and wondered today who was who. Alike as peas In a pod, the youngsters gurgled in nursery cribs while Papa Badgett tried to determine which was Joyce, Jean- ettc, Joan or Geraldlne, the names ho and Mama Badgott gave the four babes last night. As congratulations and gifts poured in for tho little girls, Dr. W. J. Jtnklnsi Sr., said he was worried over the mother's condition because of swelling of her limbs and face. He expected she would be out of danger, however, within three or four days, he said. Tho house of representatives at Austin congratulated the parents and extended best wishes. Citizens of Galveston talked of building a home for the quadruplets, and, somewhat similar to the case of .the Dionne qulntru. plets, the attending physician, Dr. Jinkins, was asked to handle the family's affairs. Dr. Jinklns said he hoped the Badgetts would remain in this city. Eddie Cantor, the comedian, sent a basket of flowers and said he "must speak to Ida about this." Joyce weighs 3 pounds IS ounces; Jeanette 3 pounds 13 ounces; Joan 3 pounds 14 ounces, and Geraldlne 4 pounds 91-2 ounces. Pape Badgett, construction fore- See QUADS, Page 11, GIDEON IS NAMED SUPERINTENDENT OF COUNTYFARM AGAIN JUDGE MILLER CASTS DECIDING VOTE IN THIS AND SELECTION OF JUSTICE Re-election of L. A. Gideon as superintendent of the Navarro county farm for 1939 was the highlight of meeting of the commissioners' court Wednesday afternoon. A pick-up truck was purchased by Commissioner C. M. Fitzgerald and authorization for the purchase of a stove for use at tho jail was given, After several ballots Wednesday, Commissioners J. N. George and T. P. Hayes, voted for Gideon while Commissioners Fitzgerald and C. O, Slaughter voted for John Christian of Powell. County Judge Paul H. Miller broke the tie In favor of Gideon. Judge Miller cast the deciding vpte In the deadlocked matter of the appointment of a justice of the peace In precinct 7. He voted for Albert Haywood, supported by Commissioners Slaughter and George. Commissioners Hayes and Fitzgerald had supported Melvln Kent for the post. A store located near the new judge's residence " near Winkler was designated as the court site and the second Monday In each month was ' picked as court day. D. M. Lawrence of Dawaon was REP. JO ED WINFREE ATTACKED GOVERNOR ON FLOOR OF HOUSE STATEMENT IN CONNECTION NEGRO REPRIEVE WAS SEVERELY CONDEMNED GOffiKNT FORCES OF SPAIN URGED TO MAKENEW STAND SPANISH PARLIAMENT GAVE PREMIER NEGRIN UNANIMOUS CONFIDENCE VOTE AUSTIN, Feb. Rep. Jo Ed Winfree o£ Houston, chairman of the penitentiaries committee oH the house of representatives, today strongly condemned Gov. W. Lee O'Dan. iel's statement yesterday Jn connection with the granting,'* 50-day reprieve to a negro sentenced to death. ... The statement attributed to the governor," Wlnfroo said on tho house floor, "la tho most heinous, foulest and most Inhuman .thought. .hat has emanated from ' the brain of a man In this state In the last two decades." O'Dan lei has said In a press statement that "few forms of punishment could be more harsh than to see certain death staring you In the face day and night for 30 days and I therefore grant a 30-day reprieve In order that Winzell Williams may suffer that dreadful punishment 30 day* before he Is relieved by death In the electric chair." The governor opposes capital punishment. Under the constltuj tlon, however, he has no power to set aside a. death sentence >un« less the pardon board recommend* It. He can grant only one 30-day • stay. ' ' Winfree recalled that "whan «, schoolboy, I read of despots In ... Rome putting people to death .In ' tho arena to see them suffer." The 47-year-old Houston lawyei and stockman said he was speaking as head of any mlttee, but "as a state 'rep tatlve, a friend 'of- jn«n.,!v th* wiajtj tate." Williams was convicted' of murdering >E. B. Atwood, Dallas coun- y dairyman, while he slept. O'Dan'lel said the crime was a FIGUERAS, Spain, Feb. 2.— UP) -(By Courier to the French Bor- der)WWlth the full backing of the Spanish parliament, Premier Juan Negrln today urged govei t- ment forces on to a new stand against the Insurgent armies driving northward through Catalonia. The Cortes, which adjourned early this morning after a dramatic meeting In an underground chamber of the ancient fort of Fugueras, gave the premier a unanimous vote of confidence despite loss of Barcelona and other recent set-backs. The premier told the deputies ac new line of defense was being erected In northern Catalonia which should check the Insurgent advance. He frankly acknowledged that panic had shaken the civilian population and armed forces In the last week but said the government had taken measures to end the panlo which he attributed largely to "organized lies and rumors" spread by Insurgent sympathizers. He enumerated the governments three war alms as: 1—Guarantee of Independence for Spain and freedom from foreign Influence. 2—A government desired by the people. 3—Liquidation of the war without persecution to permit all Spaniards to join In the country's reconstruction. Only 62 deputies out of 420 who See SPANISH, Page 12. See CRITICISM, Page 11. O'Daniel Decrees Condemned Man. To Suffer 30 Days, AUSTIN. Feb. 2 — <JPh- A negro slayer had 30 more days of life today because the governor of '• Texas, who opposes capital pun- \ ishmcnt for religious reasons, de- > creed the condemned man should > suffer further the "dreadful pun- Ishment" of Impending death, ,-g Gov. W. Lee O'Danlel granted <f the reprieve yesterday to WlnzeU S Williams, who was to have dledi '£ Friday In the electric chair tor A the murder of W. B. Atwood,,;,/! Dallas county white dairyman. - ,« O'Danlel stated ' Williams wa«» %} guilty of a "heinous crime foe i« which I' do not believe any puni ,» ishment could be too severe." , ffi "It seems to me that few form* . *f of punishment could be more -4 harsh staring you in the^faee^day^,, and this case, as per my" constitutional' right, In order that Mlnzell WH- liams may suffer this dreadful punishment 30 days before he Is j relieved by death In the electric), ' chair. "Also I am frank to admit tha(^ I believe the Bible literally and do not intend to be a party dl- ffl rectly or indirectly to killing a R ersun, but the matter according; > law is out of my hands and beyond my power at the expiration' of this 30-day reprieve." The state board of pardons recommended no clemency be granted Williams. In view of thl* the governor has power under the law to Issue only .one 30-day re- prleve. night for 30 days and I there-* vs grant a 30-day reprieve m,, jj FARM TENANCY LEGISLATION IS GIVEN ITS FIRST ATTENTION BY HOUSE COMMITTEE SESSION AUSTIN, Feb. 2.—</P>—Farm tenancy legislation received its first attention of the legislature at a house agriculture committee session last night, , Rep. W. N. Corry of Keller, author of the bill, said 250,000 tenant farmers,, or more than 1,000,000 people, in addition to landlords, would be affected by his measure He said it was the duty pf the legislature tp "find a solution to the plight these people were in." The measure, Corry said, would apply principally to cash renters and not sharecroppers. After the hearing, it was referred to a subcommittee, which group was instructed to investigate its constitutionality, study suggested amendments and report back to the main group February 13. Bassett Orr, Dallas, of the land use planning division of the bureau of agricultural economics, United States department of agriculture, characterized the condl See COURT. ACTION, Page VI. |tion of the tenant farmer as worse than slaves before the Civil war. He said a retaliatory feeling existed between landlord and tenant and called the future outlook of agriculture "gloomy" unless this condition changes. , The speaker further said a solution of the tenant problem would lead to a decreased exodun of farm labor to the city, there. ., by relieving an unemployment ft,, situation In the urban areas. The tenant farmer, he> said, has very little chance of earning a livelihood under present conditions, Dr. C. Horace Hamilton, rs- BOari'h specialist on rural life of the experimental station of Texas A. and M. college, told the Committee a system should be evolved to restore confidence between ten* ant and landowner. He said h». was opposed to penalizing either , In the legislation. He blamed the, <<f lack of ** *-i~~-"-« «Hi«t^ ~_*.ti«j * for tho culture. , of a friendly spirit partly < tho -low Income from agrf«' <J Among • other agrl< provisions of, ;ti See FARM TENANCY, Pag* 14

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