Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on April 18, 1937 · Page 6
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ft Mitt N1W& SUNDAY MOHN1NG, Ai'ML 18, ie f AMPA DAILY NJWS H i > i 4- «-»r - Phone 6««—All department*. I. H. LtONS, Gen. M«r. . . *EJ: DE WEESB, Editor PHILIP R. POND. Bat. Her. OP IBB'ASSOCIATED PRESS (Full leased " AiatteWW PreS It-wrelnsivelr entitled W euWHyKton of 'Sir news dispatches crMItW tth*rwlsVtr«IWd tothtt piper and also new. pablliaM titrja. U second class matter March 16, at the post- Pnaps, TeitM under the act 6? March Sri, 1879. _ Advertising Representatives: Texas Daily Press ie, New Tork, St. Louis, Kansas City, Los San Francisco and Chicago. Bt^SORIPTIdN RATES—BIT carrier, 16c per week; IS.CO for t manthl. By mall payable id advance In Gray iia Adjoining Odontlrt, 15.00- per year, 12.75 per i wfchths, 60c per hiohth; o\itslde- Gray and "Adjdlning OtWntlet, $7.00 per' feat, IS.7IT per 6 months, 766 per month. Price per single copy 6c. AH independent Democratic newspaper, publishing the BWrt fairly and Impartially at all times and supporting In Its editorial column'! the principles which it believes W be right and opposing those question which It believes W be wrong, regardless of party politics. JAMBOREE PRESENTS UNUSUAL OPPORTUNITY .Washington, when visited, makes everyone feel proud to be an American. Always interesting and inspiring are such historic points as the Washington Monument, the beautiful Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the Capitol, the Smithsonian Institute and still other places rich in American traditions. .The National Boy Scout Jamboree to be held In Washington, D. C., this June 30 to July 9 affords such unusual opportunities that parents of Scouts would do well to consider its,, values for their sons. When he personally invited the nation's Scouts to hold their first National Jamboree ,ln Washington, President Roosevelt told them: 1 "We are going ahead with plans which I am., confident will result in a demonstration on the part of boyhood the like of which has ngyer been seen in this country. I am glad tljat this is going to be an encampment be- cjjuse it is fitting that a mr.vement such as ours should hold its first national demonstration in the out-of-doors. "We ere planning to have a city of tents ciM> here in the Capital actually within the shadow of the Washington Monument,. <>n a . site only a short distance (from the White "Housed 25,000 boys will live together under canvas from June 30 to July 9. It stirs my imagination and I am sure it gives all of you a genuine thrill. "Our Jamboree, besides being an event long^to. be remembered by the boys who participate, will afford a practical demonstration of the principle of self-reliance, with Scout work is,.developing in all of you. There,will be gathered together a thoroughly representative group mobilized from all parts of the country. Other countries will send delegates to meet with, us. Scouting is now organized in almost every, civilised nation in, the world. The camp here, in Washington (350 acres on both sides of the Potomac River) will afford an ppppr- tjmlfy for Uft/to extend our.horizon and en- —*~wr. ndsnlps on t jj e basis of the ideals in .the Scout Oath and Law," The Boys Scputs of Americ.a, has in its. 37 years, become ,a vital force in American, life, having touched the lives of some .7,330,008 and _ men.', In planning their Jamboree, 'Ending almost everyone eager to helpj. Railroads, for example, have granted.a special cent-a-mile rate to Washington and feturrj, thus, nmking a trip to .the nation's beautiful, capital within the reach of most boySj Thp health authorities are the preparations to assure the health and happiness of those whp .participate. Congress has njade available 350 acres for the encampment. Ifc^is well yhat this community .rep• National Boy Scout Jainbpree. • results of this experience of lie benefits of travel, a bet- values, a broadened, view- ew. friendships. Then, too, heart is something that a camping experience of we it to themselves and hat they, can .to make !vic and fraternal or•11 to join together to e deserving Scouts to -forgotten adventure. LETTER ,,; PRESTON GROVER ^UNGTON— It is getting to the point i jf |t)is country does not mend its ways, other countries will not let their children play sample of public indignation with on in our back yqrd came from ^ •where Premier Hepburn of Ontario " to have nothing to do with that across the border, John L. Lewis, seat of General Motors in Canada, ,from Detroit by a sort of pen- ,ju.ts down into the lake region it be known he thought that too much pf a barrier to bet set up rjat "anarchistic" sit-down element in said that what the sit-down- in Detroit was a sound spanking , of the lads in his province started monkey business they probably ?aid, "ttiat^.the entire re- R?«vjnce wyi be ut|U.ze.d, if th,e to prevent anything in this $iat wh^sh .Is. taking place tt\e Hn ? . $$. to faH- , ftf constitute authority to take *"'"*.. pf State Hull hasn't tytd ipr whftt fcewis is try- but th| n^or fellow has Our Friday reminiscences of boyhood fishipg days .brought two invitations for week-ehd angling trips "somewhere in Texas." . . . Both of them have been accepted, needless to say, whenever the hos^s say the word. .. . Inasmuch as that one worked out successfully, we might suggest, too, that one of our boyhood weaknesses was devil's food cake, and we never have been able to overcome it. ... The line forms at the right. Have you noticed that Harry Hoare Is doing a pretty slick job with that daily radio sports review? . . . He's trying to "out-Bob" Bob Newhall. . . . The Rev. Robert J. Snell, rector of St. Mathews Episcopal church, starts on a two- week vacation tomorrow. . . . Miss Jean Barnes has left radio to become a Cabot employe. . . . Jimmy (Oil Engineer) Massa was "in the dumps" Friday. . . . Mel Marshall, former Pam- pan, now writes continuity for an Albuquerque radio station. Postoffice was played at a recent Hollywood party. Apple-bobbing is out, when Joe E. Brown and Martha Raye are present, because of unfair competition. ... On a sitdown strike, New Jersey gravediggers have been staying nights in a cemetery. It seems a problem that could be settled by arbitration or a "boo." . . . Norway's baby prince received as a gift a huge beer mug. The Olean, N. Y., tot, on a whiskey diet since birth, would like something in jigger size. The Supreme Court apparently has decided to give the New Deal a new deal. ... A new device that warns the driver he is doing something wrong is a highway that screeches; not, as heretofore, a pedestrian. . . . Common soldiers built a "bean poje and cornstalk" bridge over Potomac creek during the Civil war. . . . Prom 10 to 20 heavy trains crossed the fragile trellis daily. . . . Kansas once had active volcanoes. One cone is visible today, just west of Riley, Kas. Birds' eggs have no uniform shape. . . . The various types are: elliptical, ovate, elongate- ovate, almost spherical, ovate, and pyriform. . . . One performance of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony by the New York Philharmonic orchestra costs about $300 . . . The constituent elements of a, 200-pound human body would be worth about one dollar at market prices. Iron, sugar, salt, coal (carbon), water iodine, phosphorus, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and lime make up the human body. . . . Birds, as a rule, do not use their nests for sleeping purposes. Only the parent incubating the eggs remains in the nest at night; the other parent usuaiy sleeps nearby . . . There are 7,407 miles of railways within the boundaries of Rumania. . . . Chicago had Its heaviest rainfall on Aug. 11, 1923, when two and two-fifths inches of rain fell in 80 minutes. The circumference of the largest standing tree in the United States is 39 feet. . . . The bachelor's, button, a domestic flower, is a native of India. . It was introduced in England as early as. 1714. ... Americans and the Dutch are the heaviest smokery in the world. Two ounces of tobacco weekly per capita are consumed in these, two countries. . . . Astronomical announcements state that the solar system is moving southward in the direction of the Great Magejlanic Cloud of stars at the velocity of 450,000 miles an hour. The ancients believed that a small artery ran directly to the heart from the fourth finger of the left hand; the custom of placing the wedding ring on that finger grew from this belief. ... Of the 850 different species of trees in the United States, only. 180 have commercial value. . . . Perfumed butter is served in many Parisian restaurants. . . . The British Colonial Empire had an area of 2,000,000,000 square miles and a population of 50,000,000. A Detroit man was arrested for toying to break .up a sitdown strike with a knife. A more astute fellow would have used tacks. . . A foreign lecturer who was gassed in the World War is giving his audiences a pretty good idea of what he went through. Yesteryear In Pampa TEN YEARS AGO TODAY A three-inch rain fell in three hours here . . . .was pronounced a benefit to growing wheat and as a 'season' for row crops. A * * Laying of the concrete base for Pampa's first street paving: was started by Stuckey construction company. * * * Cleanup week was proclaimed, and the city council appointed L. N, McOullougb, and Ike Lewis to make a survey a,n?J report on city sanitation, following numerous complaints on the garbage and sewage disposal system. . , .. *• * .*.... . At the request of |lr,e Chief Ben White, the city council voted to comp.iete a fund started by popular subscription to purchase a new fire truck. FIVE YEA^S 4qp TODAY Hopkins sjih.ftol ernployed. several teachers for the following yea.r, aftev announcing that marked women, on tlie faculty were to be re- pjl^ced by single teachers,. Among those elected Were Ben Gull! of Panhandle and W. B. Weatherre4 of Pampa. * * * A light rain fell aiding wheat prospects. pn $,e erupts from came sputtering up to the sta.te department and ultimately packed himself off f,or Ijpm^ refusing to have anything further to do with "WELL- NOW THAT'S SETTLED" Man About Manhattan By GEORGE TUCKER NEW YORK—A musical comedy star who owns part interest in a music publishing house reports that one of his impromptu gags has cost him, temporarily at least, the good will and esteem of his partner. The associate was boarding a train for Los Angeles on a business trip, and the comedian accompanied him to the station. Drawing the porter aside, he thrust a $10 note at him and imparted these hurried instructions: "My pal," he whispered, "is suffering from a nervous condition and requires refreshment every hour, on the hour. After he goes to bed this evening, you bring him a glass of orange juice—a tall glass. No matter what he says, see that he drinks it, and no matter how he raves, bring him a glass every hour all night. He positively must have this, by doctor's orders, but I must warn you he will become irritated and may use harsh language after a while. Pay no attention to his oaths—just humor him, but be back every hour with that orange juice." "Boss, he'll sho git de orange juice," promised the ebony attendant with alacrity. Wherefore every hour on the hour the traveler felt a sympathetic hand oh his shoulder and roused to see a glass of frosted orange juice staring him in the face. At first he seemed grateful for this attention, but as hour after hour wore on lie began to curse such unfailing service, No amount of persuasion could lure the relentless porter from liis task, and by daylight the publisher was reduced to a citrus maniac. Not until he returned to town did he learn that this service,was a practical joke, engineered by his fun-loving pal. They're still in business, but at the moment their relations,are as frosty as one of those glasses the porter thrust upon him with such harrowing regularity. Nightlife, borrowing from pugilism, has introduced prize-fights at one of the more sumptuous supper-rendezvous. This is the Hotel New Yorker, which provides beek-busting and champagne for its white-tied guests The best of the. Easter stories was of the Brooklyn ppjicen\an who went to buy a rabbit for, the son of a destitute family and arrived just in time to capture a holdup-bandit . . . Then there's the son of the successful authoress who, wants to emulate his famous mother , ,.. He; ha,s, in fact, his own persbnai stationery, which flaunts fftis legend:'. "?lays written and errands run cheap— satisfaction guaranteed!" Everybody in New York knows Tony, most famous of the night club empresarios, but very few knovy his last name . . . It's Soma . . . Martha Madison, who is wedded to a French count (or was) is an ex-chprus girl ... But then, who isn't, in this town! George White, whose fame i,s based on producing lavishly-mounted American Qirl shows, is a Canadian. He is a reformed vaudeville hoofer. — .'..a*:. —AT 90 Sip: HEADS HEAL ESTATE FIRM. LQS ANGELES (£>)—Although she is 90 years old, Mrs. James Polk McCarthy is still the active president of a large real estate concern. . She signs checks and contracts and personal visits to its subdi- Her business career dates back p yearji—long enough for her to have been barr«4 oneg fr<w» the- Los Angeles real e§ta(;e board because of People You Know By ARCHER FULLINGIM If you try to take in the highlights of a district inter-scholastic meet in Pampa, you'll find you have a man-sized job on your hands. In fact, you'll soon find that you've got to concentrate on one thing if you want to see it through. You've got to pick out .some event qricl go through with it—temiis, track, field, declamation, and there are several divisions to all these events. For instance, to hear all the declamations in the junior division would take most of the day. Well, yesterday morning, we stood outside the Woodrow Wilson school, talking to Supt. Crier of McLean, and heard through a nearby window a youthful haranguing voice, convincing, determined, and we went into the room. There Don Taylor and Dan Buzard, personable young men, were winning their first debate of the meet. They won the next one, a unanimous decision over Borger and went into the finals against Booker, but after that first debate we stayed with them until they won the cup. Other debaters came wearing their best, some in new spring suits and not a hair on their young heads . out of place, ana so came Don and Dan, but when they got warmed up they shed their coatSj rolled up their .sleeves and loosened their collars and stood up there and shouted and pounded home their arguments. They threw their, notes away and paced b^ck and forth; they rumpled theft hair and pointed their fingers at their opponents and the judges, and what they said .about muntion makers and their schemes would have made Sen. Nye and, (he author of. "Merchant of Death" applaud . . . WelJ, here's a cheer for Don and Da,n, two of the best debaters ever turned out by Pampa High School! HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—If you are one of those comfortable, old-fashioned souls who can't help liking com- fo'rtsible, old-fashioned interior dep- orati'oh, Art Royce is the man in Hollywood for you. •Royce says the so-called "modern" style is passhig,. th,at within two years studio set 'designers and dressers -yvil.! be striving for , artistic recreations of p.eripS Styles. By then; he^elieyes, the,, (iecoratlve gymnastics of plar\e arid .sphere and cUrve Will have becpme wearisome. Royce, who is Hal Roach's man of art, was shoving .me over the sets he. had in preparation for "Topper," the Thorne Smith comedy. These are the m,ost elaborate sets the studio has done, probably in celebration of (lie signing of such a reputedly haut mbnde person as Constance Bennett. M,iss Sennet's trim white portable bungalow was being trucked in at th.e moment, but beside Joyce's spotless sets even this dainty house seemed a bit tarnished about the baseboards. Dislikes Modern Style "Topper" has sets both "modern" and perlo,d. Royce has done beautiful things in the former, representing the Bennett-Oary Grant home, but his specjal pride is the Georgian home, wwra artd colprful, oj the elderly Toppers, Rolgnd Young and BUlie B.urke. He th,inte the "«wd.era" idea is too cold a,nd colorless '"" ' How's Your Health? Edited by DR. IAGO GALDSTON for Iho New York Academy of Medicine MUSIC IN MEDICINE The virtues of music as a therapeutic agent are rediscovered from time to time. Thi= happens despite the fact that the most ancient physicians knew them well, and that in Greece music was regularly employed in the treatment of certain psychic disturbances. In the Old Testament we are told how when the evil spirit was upon Saul, "David took the harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and all was well, and the evil spirit departed from him." Aristotle in his "Politics" reports on the effects of certain melodies upon a form of religious ecstasy termed by the Greeks "enthusiasm." The persons subject to such transports were taken under th'e care.of the priesthood. The treatment prescribed for them was based on the principle of "like cures like." Movement was applied to cure movement, and wild, restless music to soothe the internal troubles-of the mind. This form of treatment was given the name of Katharsis. The t?pe of music employed was termed a "mimesis tis," and was expressely distinguished by Aristotle from the music whose ends are moral, educational, relaxing or hedonistic. Shakespeare, keen psychologist, wrote in "Two Gentlemen of Verona." For Orpheus' lute was strung with poet's sinews, Whose golden touch could soften steel and stones; Make Tigers tame, and huge leviathons Forsake unsounded deeps to dance oh sands. Thus Shakespeare voiced in this passage and in numerous other his appreciation of the power of music to affect the human frame, physically and emotionally., B.ut this knowledge of the therapeutic powers Of music is not all with the ancients. In one modern institution it is a prominent feature, to wit, the spa or watering place- sanatorium. There, notably in the European spas, the orchestral concert ranks in importance with the waters,proper, with rha'S8,age, exercise arid other therapeutic procedures. Th.ere are few thoroughly controlled experiments that prove just to what degree music is good medicine. But then, perhaps this agent & as immeasurable, though as important and potent, a,s is the personaiity of the attending physician and nurse. fects in it. But you have to know thi.ngs to do an authentic period room. Personally, I preferred his Geor- ian Hying room even before he told me that the walls were "papered" in damask, .$6.50 a yard. After that, I stepped off the carpet, and waiked more reverently.. . 'Creates' Disasters James Basevi, who used to be aii art director himself, now is concerned with the technical creation of disasters. Most; noted for. his, "§an Francisco" earthquake, Basevi for years has been rampaging through films with imitations df nature in her meaner mojpds, Avala,ncjies, fires, storms, earthquj^ei. shipwrecks are mere jobs tp WpV Until "£an Frariciiico," he received no public attention. He says th,a| the spund effects "w,a,d,e" the,se sequen* ees. He h,a,s never sflu credit, hejng, content jt» tle payigg P^gejrs krjpw LET'S TEXAS AND TEXAtfS BY WILL a MATES. In thl» column nnaweri will M Rlvtb to Inquiries a» to Te*»B btntory Hod oth*i mnttcrt pertaining to the St»to And lt> people. Ad etldence of good faith Inquirers munt Ki'e their namea and nddrossel, but only their .Initials will be printed. Address Inquiries to Will H. Harts, Anitlc, T»ai. Q. Where has a monument to the memory of Don Erasmo Seguin been erected by the Texas Centennial Commission of Control and what is the inscription on it? A. On what is known as the Mead or Wiseman ranch, two miles northeast of Floresville and about 250 yards west of Highway 16. The in- cription is: "Casa Blanca, home of Don Erasmo Seguin, who died here in 1857. By appointment of the Spanish government he inducted Stephen F. Austin into Texas. Texas deputy to the Mexico Congress 1824. On Oct. 13, 1834, in a convention in Bexar he made the first effort to organize a provisional government of Texas. Erected by the Slate of Texas, 1936." Q. How long have women been employed in State Departments at Austin? A. Records show that when H. P. Brewster was commissioner of insurance, statistics and history in 1885, he appointed his daughter chief clerk, the first woman to hold a position in a Texas state department. Q. When did the county demonstration agent system orginate, where and how? A. About 1003, Col E. H. B. Green, son of the famous Hetty Green, of New York, established a private experimental farm near Terrell, Texas, to combat the boll weevil, which had. been destroying much Texas cotton. After spending some $75,000 in this experiment, he turned it over to the Texas A. & M. college, which proceeded to organize the county demonstration system that has extended throughout the nation. Q. Where and why has a memorial stone been erected in Georgetown? A. At Church and Ninth streets narking the site where Georgetown vas located in May, 1848, and where tie first court was held in October th* year. A CEVTUEY OF TEXAS CATTLE BRANDS All Texuls wfll lie Interested In the origin and "significance of early cattle brands of famous ranches as reproduced and catalogue') in this new book of 84 puses. Arrange] by counties. Introductory irticlca on Texas History by Peter Molyni-ux; sketch of Cattle Industry and the Story of Cattle Brands by Frank Hecves; Bid foreword by Araon Carter, owner ot Fort Worth Stnr-Tele- ernin : all of special interest to every cattleman. < Mailed postpaid for 50 cents. Address all orders to Will II. Maycu, 2G10 Salado Street, Austin, TexiB. DALLAS, April 1" (/P)— Matthew S. Sloan, board chairnan and president of the Missouri'Kansas-Texas railroad, predicted oclay western Oklahoma will have iti first bumper wheat crop this ye^ since 1931. Sloan had just competed a four day trip over the norhern division of his road, extending from Wichita Palls, Tex., to Keyes i'n me Oklahoma Panhandle. Sloan said that thipughoiit the territory visited he hadjieen no evidences of "blue stem," in indication of lack of moisture, andthat olily in the Panhandle is there rsed of rain. While rain would be wilcome, the crop generally seems to ie in such good condition that lack of additional moisture until later inthe season, when rains normally occur, will not, be serious," Sloan said: He attributed the condition of the'pi'op to effects 'of summer fallowing efforts of farmers to bring back rim-productive acreage, and moistufi from heavy winter rain and sno\V A Sloan said that most of th\ .tillable land between Wichita-Falls and Keyes was either in wheit or prepared for cotton. He estiiiated This, That and Everything BY WILLIAM HUSLEY CLAfeR. Often a person who Is (Juite deb-: onaii- and "up on his toes," In regard to etiquette while among friends and at parties will become absolutely rude when driving down the' highway. 1 have known fellows who always say the proper things and scrupulously observe the nice points; of social behavior when out in com-! pany, but the minute they get ftway! from the particular occasion, they throw off all restraint and launch out on a spree of reckless Indifference. We should remember that good manners are just as conspicuous arid as urgent when we are traveling down the road as when we are visiting with friends in the parlor. Iri reality good form is dependent, upon kind consideration of others regardless of whether we know theiti or not. One of the worst, yet one of thej most common breaches of good etin quette is for a driver to start around a car on the highway when an-other car is approaching dangerously, near. This act "not only throws' lives of others in danger, but it 'displays a selfish attitude most disgusting to those of good taste. Sd insistent are some drivers upon claiming road space that is Wot theirs that a person Is forced to leave the road in order to prevent a collision. , Who can claim to be well-bred anyhow? , (TO BE CONTINUED.) So They Say: The sitdown strike must be dis'^ ayowed by the thinking men and women of labor.—William Green, A. F. of L. president. The easy chair Is becoming more and more a factor in American life. No great civilization ever his de r veloped leisure and lived. Thejre are few indications that America will be any exception.—Prof. J. B. Nash, New York University. Any labor unrest is the meat and drink of the Communist. In the end the radical leadership will defeat Lewis unless he can check* it.—William Allen White, "Sage" of JSm- poria, Kas. I heartily disapprove of governors who are bitten by the presidential bug.—Governor Earle, Pennsylvania. You get too much money, for top little work. You can't create in th'e midst of such plenty. Money comes so easily the urge is gone—Robert Sherwood, noted playwright, telling why he quit Hollywood. ,. Hi ill II Gil CLEANING OF BUT SfETSpie Pampa's streets are due for the same treatment houses and yards get at this time of year. Into operation Saturday went Pampa's new, street sweeper, and a thorough cleanup Is the desire of City Manager C. L. Btine. Mr. Stine has urged Painpa citizens to refrain from park'lrig' their cars on the streets, especially in downtown sections, after midnight, so that the sweeper may effectively be -used and Pampa's streets kept clean. WORKERS HAZE HOUSE —OWNER RAISES FU.SS. LINCOLN, Neb. (fP)— The University of Nebraska bought a house and lot and added the property to the campus. Workmen were ordered to raze the house. They tore down the house, but it appears to have been the wrong one. The owner of the place made quite a rumpus when he found it gone. A check from the university finally pacified him. the M-K-T will handle between 4,000 and 5,000 cars of wheat in. the district, compared to iilOO last yeaf 1 , SIDE GLANCES f By George Clark - i,..,;.b.j A,.. »".,,'&m«(lst t.A

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