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Corsicana, Texas
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THE COBSICANA SEMI-WEEKLY EIGHT, FRIDAY, FEBKtTABY 8, 1939. Wlrt PDBI.I3HEI1 niEHUATP >N1) FRIDAYS WORTH AM ANr MARTIN tltt. A. *. WortbMi Lowry Martin Owner* uid iiitiUiBjrt pi u» and «nn Mini Rnltrtlnt 106 9 Main BtrMi ASBOOIATH CUBU18HEUS >Vnrlh»m • Boy<* Martin Enured In the Oml leoond ola Icaua Pom Ofn<* v tUtei to Ns»»rro count? «nrt "« United SUtOi. both tor renewJu. tnt I new «ub- •erlMri! In (drum, rear SI.00; *1> month*! 7g»! three mnntHn. BOc. NOTICE Do tno«« who w»nt then paper from on« adore* to another, pleat* rl« old «ddrew M well a. new. It will canw Member of AiioclntM rrn» Xha Annotated Prew li oxeluntTely en liUefl *o In. aw for pnblipallon ol ijll mwi credited to II or no< otherwise credited ID thJi paper and alio tbn local BMr« onbilnhed herein. All rtfhu of r«- pnbltcfttlOD ol «Dfd«l lil.palehe. herein are alto reterred. COBSIOANA, TEX., FEB. 3, 1030 JUST FOLKS (Copyright, 1087. Edgar A. Guest) PURPOSE Merely to live; to eat; to sleep; To plan and toll for "get and enough. Al- and JEWS IN PALESTINE The Hebrew race evident ly has not lost its ancient courage. Dr. Nahman Goldman, administrative head of the World Jewish Congress, tells a press conference at Geneva, Switzerland: "If Great Britain will withdraw her troops from Palestine, and permit the entry of 100,000 German Jews, the Jews themselves are prepared to undertake defense of the holy land." Britain will not agree The British want to keep control of Palestine them selves, under their mandate. They want the wealth they can get from trade, the mineral riches of the Dead Sea, and so on. And to pull out would seem like a surrender to the Arabs who are pressing their empire on many fronts. It seems like a large order, too, for the Jews. Bu they took and held that country 8,000 years ago, in; the face of strong opposition, and perhaps could do it again. The Zionist settlers seem to have been doing about as much police work lately as the British troops, and might give a keep" Never seem quite ways Man seeks some truer words of praise Than "strong" or "c 1 e v e r.' Through his mind Buns deep the thought: he would be kind. 'The world would urge him to be great; Offers command of town state And power and wealth and hours of case. But these not wholly seem to please. Man still, before the day he dies, Often for something nobler tries. The goal of all ho fancies best Is not alone by gain expressed. There must be, ere the labors end, Those who are proud to call him friend, For every man would leave behind Some memories hero that he was kind. TROUBLE IN VALHALLA! surprisingly good of themselves. account One of the most stirring tales from the Holy Land last year was the story of the Jewish farmers stopping nocturnal Arab raids and murders by a barbed wire fence 60 miles long, charged with electric current and 'dynamite bombs that ex- ploted when the Arabs used their pliers to_ cut the wire ; MUSICAL BOOM. ; Piano makers are feeling cheerful lately. Their business is picking up more than most lines. They sold more instruments in the last quarter of 1938 than in any \similar period since 1929, and more in December than in any other month of those nine years. Moreover, ^unfilled orders at the beginning of this year were one|« third more than a year ago. This is not really a boom, compared with pre-depression standards, but it is so .much better than expectation that it seems like one. There is said to be a good ?ale, too, for small organs ' now, both the little, old- fashioned ones operated by foot-pumping and the marvelous new electric organs 'lihat occupy little space but '"will almost do the work of u pipe organ. Other instru- .ments are doing well, too. Beally, we're coming to be a very musical nation. & The progress made in musi- Vcal taste and enjoyment is ^ incredible; we have gained jH'in 15 years more than we .' r ,did in the previous hundred. j "" now have the best in the world, and the of it. The best musical 4|$artists, conductors and com• Jfopsers live here or come ""J^re, and our production fnd consumption of music |, perhaps, like our steel grain and cotton and jotor cars, more than that all the rest of the world. j-JOB FOR THE DUKE. 'The rugged individualists, /^niaybe they were rugged py.alists, who organized the jnner in New York to fix 6, job for the Duke of meant well, any- Friehds of the Duke Windsor in America' y ( call themselves.' It has < clear for some time Duke needs friends, erhaps he &lso needs An active man can't }g forever just play- If and croquet and 1 the-papers and talk- Ms wife. jess, Edward FEET, BIKES, HORSES, CARS The slower modes of locomotion, 'which were supposedly driven out by the •automobile, still enjoy a generous measure of popularity. Bicycling, horseback riding and even hiking are increasingly popular pastimes in England and the United States, and possibly in other countries. In England the Institute of the Horse and Pony Club is active and recently sponsored a ride that covered 158 miles. The club reports that there are now 500 country inns registered as suitable for stabling horses and prepared to provide accommodation for man and beast. Youth hos tels—stopping places \yith provisions for sleeping cooking and resting—long familiar abroad, are grow ing in number in this coun try for vacation walkers There may be similar pro vision before long for bi cycle tourists. Does all this mean fewe automobiles and less inter est in their use for pleasur and travel? Not at all. The cars, it seems, make it pos sible to go so far and se so much in a short time tha they give a lot of peopl more time for other activi ties. They stimulate the de sire to get about and en joy the scenery. Many horsemen, bicyclers anc hikers are also motorists and those who aren't at th moment expect to be som time. MORE BOATING In 1937 the outboard mo tor trade enjoyed the bes year of ita history. In 193' it missed the recession an< proceeded to surpass it 1937 record. The prospect for 1939 are excellent. N York has just had the bes motor boat show ever hel there, in both attendanc and sales. This pleasant record : evidence of America's rap dly developing Enthusiasm :or water sports — moto boating, sailing, canoeing swimming, and so on. Ther are still millionaires wit yatchs, but they are many times outnumbered by the rest of us who have taken to the .water .in all sorts of lesser craft. SOCIAL SECURITY MEASURES SUBJECT INSTITUTE MONDAY AGENCY REPRESENTATIVES EXPLAIN LAWS TO CORSICANA CITIZENS By CHARLTON QUITTER Dally Sun Staff Social security measures administered by federal and state governments were explained Monday night by a corps of agency representatives at an institute sponsored by the Kinsloe House Association of Clubs in the Junior High School auditorium. A large number of Corslcana citizens were joined by delegations from several communities over the county for the meeting. Tom L. Tyson, Corslcana attorney, acted as chairman for the Institute, and Introduced MIsi Margie E. Neal of Carthage as "one of Texas' outstanding women citizens, a former state senator and one whom many had hoped would be the state's second woman governor." She was presented as the representative of the educational division of the federal Social Security Board. Purpose of Institute In outlining the purpose of thi Institute, Miss Neal said the meetings were being sponsored be cause they had found few people who understood the various raml flcatlons of the Social Security Act, She asserted the hundrec and thirty million residents ol the United States were vitally con corned with social security, and al were affected and responsible. She traced the history of social security legislation, staling the measures wore not new and not without precedents, and referred Senator Borah 111; Threatened With Pneumonia WASHINGTON, Feb. 1.—</P>— Senator William E. Borah entered emergency hospital today suffering from a "very severe case of grippe." The 73-year-old dean of the senate was taken to the hospital in an ambulance, accompanied by Mrs. Borah and Dr. Worth Daniels,, his physician who declined Immediate 'comment on the senators' condition. The Idaho senator was heavily wrapped in blankets and was carried into the receiving room by attendants. Mrs. Borah, who described the senator's condition, said he had been In bed since yesterday. Asked whether Borah had pneumonia, she said "that's what we're trying to ward off." Mrs. Borah had this to say of the senator's condition: "He Is no better this morning and we are taking him to the hospital. Hi has been In bed since yesterday." Aides at the senator's office said he was not expected to be able to return to work for several weeks. The 73-year-old Idaho Republican has served in the senate continuously since 1907. SEVERAL HUNDRED VISITING 1.0.0. F. MEMBERSJXPECTI CENTRAL TEXAS ODD PEL- LOWS RALLY BE HELD HERE ON THURSDAY NIGHT would have full co-operation of the federal agencies. Old Age Insurance. In the absence of a specific representative of the agency, Miss Neal presented the subject of old age Insurance, pointing out that It was the largest program In the nation and provided for benefits at the age of 65. She outlined the methods of administration through the field offices In each state, and said approximately the same field was protected as In unemployment Insurance, viz: broadly industry and commerce. She said ECONOMICS regularly for international peace, which is the sort of job the ladies engaged in this enterprise have in mind for him. And he might be very good at it. He has not been known particularly as a skilful negotiator, but first gained a reputation as "salesman for the British Empire." He might do ^ well as anybody in selling peace and good will just now, when that commodity is needed more than anything else in the world. His wife, too, would be an able assistant. If Edward is to have any such job, though, he would rather get it from his own country. He would probably succeed better at it, too, 11 he were working for Britain rather, than- America. It's pleasant to learn, jus at this time of year, that Lincoln Ellsworth has annexed 80,000 square miles of everlasting snow and ice in the Antarctic. t » There wouldn't he 1 , any dictators If there weren't, 00 jeople who want-jo 1 J fea, ' 14 i It seems as if Westbrpok Pegler, former sport writer and now distinguished columnist, has said the last word on current economic problems. -We venture to reproduce a few lines of his elucidation—or whatever it He leads with his left, referring t'o Thurman Arnold's position, "a little to the left of totalitarian wage levelism in the subnormal areas of intellectual orientation," and then follows with a right hook to the understanding, thus: '"I find myself in partial agreement up to the point where this theory defies the fundamental standpoint of economic tyranny in the intermittent cycles of politico-corporate finance." Nevertheless: "There is no proved formula in all economic knowledge for the absolute implementation of compulsory expansion and social competition." Wherefore: "Every attempt to violate this elementary absolute of simple economics has produced a profound deterioration in the federal reserve, where thare is always a wise 'tendency to discount industrial feudalism, if accompanied by democratic guarantees and a fair volume of electoral resources. None but a visionary theorist will argue against the demonstratec realities of a field of abstract solecism conditione( the fiduciary habits of luman dignity." There is much more to! the same general effect, but the samples quoted may suffice to teach most of us all we shall ever know about this painful branch of human ignorance. AUTOGIROS AND ROTORPLANES An old dream begins to realize itself with arrangements for regular air mail service by means of an autogiro, operating between the Philadelphia postoffice and ;he airport in Camden, N. J. The bid, submitted by lastern Airlines, was $3.86 mile. The craft is expect- SENATOR ROBERTS DECLARES DID NOT SEEKJO REDUKE ABOLITION TAX COMMISSIONER OFFICE NOT INTENDED AS SLAP AT O'DANIEL MILITARIST EDUCATION In German kindergartens, says Erica Mann,, exiled German, the children are not taught that hyo and two apples make four, but that two <and two bombs make four. Thus their minds are militarized. From the time they can walk and talk, they are trained .for war. They are also trained 'for racial hate. The child's first picture book is 'entitled: "Trust Not the Fox on, His Green Nor the Jew on His Oath." Hatred of other nations is enjoined as a virtue All German education is based on 25 pages of the rather illiterate Nazi Bible "Mein Kampf," in which Hitler has ordered, that every child shall be taught starting with the primer 'that i "Almighty God ed to use the roof of the postoffice for a landing stage. The autogiro may be described as an airplane driven in the usual way by a motor, but having in addi- ion to small stabilizing wings a set of rotating jlanes above which support ind stabilize the craft. !A development related to ;his, is the helicopter or ro- iary airplane worked out in Germany, of which astonishing stories are told. The Rocke-Wulf helicopter, which has'no wingp, and is propelled by two rotating planes mounted above the ship, has broken all records for such craft. A firm showing its operation is described by the Scientific American as follows: The machine performed the marvelous evolutions inside a hall; flew forward at 75 miles an hour, backward at 18 miles an hour, hovered, turned around on its own axis, all under perfect control. That highly distinguished aer-onautic engineer Grover Loening confirmed the astounding characteristics of the machine On one occasion he stood beside Professor Focke when an inexperienced pilot was n the cockpit. Not knowing what to do, he brought his machine completely to res some ten feet from the ground-, and called out, 'Was soil ich thun?" The professor told him and he landed safely. Most of us could probably operate such a craft. ____ __ ^ the greatest criticism of the pro- . Norwood. Several hundred Odd Fellows are expected here Thursday night at the Central Texas I. O. O. F. • • rally at Corslcana Lodge No. 63, » when lodges from Tyler to Waco and from Dallas to Teague and Oroesbeck send delegations here. Interest was heightened In this meeting Tuesday when J. D. Warren of Tyler, grand master of the \ grand lodge I. O. O. F. of Texas, ' advised Paul Moore, district deputy grand master of District B8-A that he would be here to address the meeting. The crack degree team from Dallas Lodge No. 44 will be here to confer the Initiatory degree on a local candidate and lodges in this section have been Invited to bring any candidates they desire. Refreshments will be served following the meeting. Other grand lodge officials expected to be hero Thrusday night Include S. M. Williams, grand secretary, Dallas; H. H. Lummus, Ennls, grand treasurer; M. M. Madison, Sweetwater, deputy gland master; T. F. Aston, Sherman, grand warden, and others. • Lodges expected to be represented are Dallas, Ennls, Waxa- hachle, Hlllsboro, Waco, Frost, Hubbard, Melxa, Oroesbeck, • Teague, Athens, Tyler and others. Activities Report Of Tupelo League Those from Tupelo attending the League Union at Rice Thursday night, January 28, were Richard Burdinc, Robert, Elizabeth, and A. D. McMullan, and Joseph pram was that It was not broad to old court records where assist- onougn nnd that congress Is now ance was granted various groups • - - - J or Individuals. Permissive programs were available In counties In almost every state, she said, prior to the enactment of the federal statute. The first comprehensive study of the problem was started by President Hoosevelt, according to the speaker, and started out as an the measure 'economic' s«- AUSTIN, Jan. 31.—(fl 3 )—Senator Morris Roberts of Pettus asserted from the senate floor today the senate's action In abolishing the office of state tax commissioner was not a slap at Gov. W. Lee O'Danlel. Roberts, chairman of the senate finance committee and coauthor of the bill eliminating the office and transferring the duties to the comptroller, sold he made his statement In the Interest of "fairness" because the Impression had gotten out that passage of the bill was a repudiation of the governor's nominee for the post, Elster M. Halle of Hereford. "I want to tell you I had noth- ng of the sort in mind," he said. "I say that because I like to play this game fair. I don't want :ho wrong attitude to go out." Pointing out that he did not speak on the bill yesterday, Rob-' erts said Its Introduction was the result of deliberation by a subcommittee of the finance committee which Is seeking reduction in governmental costs. He added the committee conferred with Governor O'Danlel before his Inauguration and the chief executive agreed that the office should be abolished or Us expenses shaved. Morris said Gov. O'Danlel reiterated, following passage of the bill, he named Halle to the post with the understanding It would be abolished. "I make this statement so you will know exactly what I had In mind," he said. "It was no rebuke to the governor." He was applauded. They say brains do grow, after maturity is reached, because so many men have to • wear bigger hats. But maybe that's just fat inside the skull. • Long Inactive Chile Volcano . Active Again SANTIAGO, Chile, Jan. 31.—<#) —The governor of Bloblo province sent a warning telegram today to the minister of interior that the 1,807-foot Antuco volcana was ac- ;ive after almost two centuries of nactivlty, following disastrous earthquakes of the past week. An earthquake of moderate intensity was felt last night at La Serena, in the southern zone where thousands of workmen still labored to remove an estimated 25,000 to 30,000 bodies of persons killed last Tuesday. The population of La, Serena feared further quakes. As a precautionary measure, the minister of health ordered that all persons within the stricken area or passing through it must be vaccinated against typhus and smallpox. "British Convinced Mussolini Has Sincere Desire for Peace." As in Spain, for instance. with toys any more; they have javelins and guns and the boys are taught to shoot as soon as they can hold a rifle. Homes do not count, There is virtually no more home life, because all the time "that is not taken ui •with the day's job is spem in Nazi organization work f If, this continues, what _.J1|S f\J Jjg Jjjjg ^JJ _ -----"* ^ ' curity measure but emerged from Congress after eight months do- bate and study as a 'social' security bill with ten distinct but allied programs, and all but one controlled by the states. Old age Insurance was pointed out as the only one strictly federal, and this because of the difficulty of administration. Federal Supervision The five sections of the social security program under federal supervision were listed as unemployment compensation, old age .Insurance, old age assistance, aid for dependent children, and aid to the needy blind. The' five units administered by the state were listed ai child welfare services working through the board of control, the crippled children's work headed by J. J. Brown in the state department of education, child welfare work, public health work, and vocational rehabilitation. At the conclusion of the Introduction of the subject, Julius C. Jacobs, local attorney was presented as the leader of the panel discussions on each of the phases of work. In answer to questions propounded by the leader, John W. Fain, district supervisor and examiner for the Texas Unemployment compensation commisison, traced the history of unemployment compensation statutes which are now effective In every state; he said they began early In the nineteenth century with trades unions In Europe, and later were adopted as national programs In several countries. Benefits Faid He stated the levy for this benefit was three per cent of the salary of each worker and that the state received ninety per cent of this amount; he reported In the past year over $10,000,000 in benefits were paid In Texas and over a million checks Issued. He said the Texas act was administered by the compensation commission, and that the Texas State Employment Service was a co-ordinate division- He said each employer of eight or more persons through as many as twenty weeks of the year was required to pay the levy, except In these lines exempted by law which Included agricultural workers, domestic servants and such. He said all of the 90 per cent collected by the state went for relief of the unemployed while the cost of administration was borne by the federal government from the ten per cent of the levy received. He said the employer bore the entire cost of the unemployment Insurance. He outlined the steps necessary to secure the unemployment 'compensation, Including the register- Ing for re-employment, waiting periods and penalties for refusing to work when offered. He said no striker could receive benefits under the aot, and aid rangec engaged on a study of proposed enlargements. Miss Neal pointed out the program provided for annuities at the ago of 65, or lump sum payments prior to 1942 equivalent to three and one half per cent of the workers earning from January 1937 to the age of 65 or death. She said the payments were made only on retirement from active work. The program Is financed by a levy on a sliding scale, which la one per cent of the salary at present with a maximum of three per cent to be reached eventually. This one per lent levy, according to the speaker, Is paid both by the worker and by the employer. She said maximum benefits would range from J10 to J85 per month as long as the recipient lived after the age of 65. Program for Children After an open forum session In which severai questions were asked from the audience, Miss Neal outlined the program provided for the children and for the blind. She stated that the state constitutional amendment had placed limits on the benefits to children, but not on the blind. She said the amendments provided for a department of public welfare but the legislature had only provided for a division of public welfare under the state board of control and had not made any appropriation to make It effective. She declared none of of the social security programs were more worthy or more needed. She said these two programs were now effective In 42 states and In Alaska and Hawaii. At the conclusion of the meet- Ing, Miss Neal complimented the Kinsloe House association forspon- sorlng the Institute, an" 1 also complimented the citizenry of the city and county for the large audience and Interest shown In the subject. She said it was the most successful of the meetings staged up to this The program arranged for Sunday night, February 5, is as trttlows: A Subject: "The Loser's End"—' ' Leader, Joseph Norwood. Opening Hymn—Lena M a • > Blackwell. ' Scripture reading: Exod. 20:17, Matt. 27:35—Mildred Blackwell. Prayer—Richard Burdlne. Introduction by leader. First speaker: "The Loss Always Equals the Gain"—Joyce McMullan. Hymn: Lena Mae Blackwell. Second Speake-: "The Dice Are Loaded"—Elizabeth McMullan. Third Speaker: "Getting Something For Nothing"—Mary Louise Glllesple. Hymn—Lena Mae Blackwell. Prayer: Robert McMullan. Come to league at Tupelo Sunday night.—Reporter. Lost Something? Sun Want Ad. Try a Dally ones Ranch Woman Makes Poultry Pay "I began my poultry demonstra- on In the fall of 1937 with 37 ens," reported Mrs. Otis Hill, oultry demonstrator of the Jones ?anch. Home Demonstration club "During 1938' I raised 134 baby hlckens In the spring and S3 in he fall; a total of 224. I sold 8.50 worth of hens, $9.95 worth of rlers, $8.29 worth of eggs. This made a total of $24.74. My total xpenses were $8.99. Thli leaves profit of $15.75," concluded Mrs. Hill. Local Citizens In Ft, Worth Monday Corsicana visitors to the Frlgi- dare convention in Fort Worth Monday were Nathan Crouch, manager of the Frigldalre and electric appliance department of 3. M, Dyer pplia Co.; Ernest Matthew* of J. M. Dyer-Co,; B. L. Cook, district service, representative for Frigi- dure, and Clyde GImes, manager of the Co-operative Rural Electrification project for this district, A record attendance of approximately 3,000 was reported by Mr. Crouch at the lecture sessions at which Frlgldalre and General'Mo- tors presented the world's first cold-wall refrigerator, designed to prevent • drying and shrinking of foods. At noon, vlnltors were guests of Frlgldalre, Inc., at a luncheon giv- from $4.50 to $15 per week depending on the earning record o; the applicant, with a maximum of sixteen weeks of aid , in any one year. Old Age Assistance. Mrs. Sam Cox of Mexla, repre sentatlve of the Old Age Assist ance Commission, discussed this phase of the program. She said the program was financed Jointly by the state and federal govern ment, and while the plans in th 48 states varied in «ome minor details all had'to comply with the same prerequisites. She declared the benefits were granted on • a basis of need only; she said som 114,000 persons received checks in December, and that the qostof th program was approximately $18, 000,000 in 1938, with adminlsterin costs of only five per cent, an half of this amount borne by th federal government. Mrs. Cox declared these benefit were strictly regarded as emerj oncy measures and would in Urn be supplanted by old age Insur ance benefits, The status of the programs fo neglected and dependent chlldre and also for tbe dependent need blind was outlined'by Mrs. Co She stated constitutional amend ments providing such benefits ha been adopted but that no appropr Rt l<H> -..,._„_,_, _______ ____________ „,-__-. en in tbe dinlngvroom of tbe-lport legislature tot Worth city auditorium, building, grams effectiv V ' ' < < . ..r. 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