Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on February 4, 1935 · Page 2
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Pampa, Texas
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Monday, February 4, 1935
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a- »» ,.*. .-..,_-,.., „>. „>.,.. «j» ,„...... m - .„. ..-.jt» _... „.„.,„, i.,. ,.„....> Tfflfi PAffltfA MM 4, MS, )ITOR AL WHY THE LINDBERGH TRIAL IS DIFFERENT A European who attended the Lindbergh trial the bther day gained a little publicity which was probably all that he wanted, by criticizing the attitude of the American people and American press toward the trial of Hauptmann for murder of Baby Lindbergh. He used such words as "animalism," "morbid," "perverted," "cheap", "vulgar." As the average American sees it, the "Lindbergh trial" is none of those things. It is to America something what the Dreyfus trial was to France, or something similar to the trial of Sir Warren Hastings in England. There is nothing cheap about the conduct of Justice Trenchard who presides over the hearing at Flemington. The trial is different because of the principals involved in the case. There was nothing vulgar about Charles and Ann Lindbergh on the stand, and their brave dignity lifted the case out of the ordinary. There is nothing perverted about the daily attendance of Col. Lindbergh, an American idol, at the proceedings. There was nothing morbid in the manner in which the state presented its case. State witnesses, the Lindberghs, Col. Breckenridge, the government agents, were not of the kind that is seen at the average murder trial; they are notable personalities in American life. Reilly is not dealing with the sort of state witnesses he might have faced in the 200 murder trials in which he is said to have participated. It is not the fault of the state, Col. Lindbergh or their admirers that four of the first defense witnesses were an alien, an ex-convict, a convicted thief, a self-confessed bootlegger, an operator of a speak-easy, a convicted rapist who was also an ex-convict. It is not to the discredit of the American people that movie pictures of Col. Lind- fbergh were jeered in foreign sections of New York— foreigners, some of whom were likely of the same race as the foreign critic. The newspapers, realizing the case is what the French would call a "cause celebre," are making front-page news out of the case and are pi'inting the testimony in its entirety. Readers sense that something definitely American is on trial at -Flemington and they want to know every detail of its battle for existence. THE NEW DEAL IN WASHINGTON -BY RODNEY DUTCHER- NEA Service Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON—There are at least two gilt-edged reasons for a bet that the scalp of Secretary Ickes will continue to adhere to his head. One is the fact that Roosevelt doesn't want to repudiate his cabinet official, in the face of persistent clamor by the secretary's enemies. The other is that he can't afford to. If Ickes were loved for;th(a enqmias he hap m)ade, he would be entitled to as tremendous affection as'has afflicted any national hero of our time. That doesn't mean that Ickes is an especially lovable character. And heaven knows he is far from the quintes- ence «of fact. But the assorted menagerie of his enemies is as unsavory a lot in the aggregate as ever was gathered under one tent. Not that you could get them all under one tent, for most of them prefer to snipe from behind the thick bushes. Roosevelt knows all that. Neither his own temperament nor his administration's reputation ,for integrity permits him to surrender to the anti-Ickes forces—which also contain so many enemies of the New Deal. It isn't to be supposed that all those who have sharpened their daggers for Ickes are scoundrels, of course. Some are simply keeping bad company. * * * * The attack of Ickes in Congress, aimed at keeping him from control of the $4,000,000,000 public works fund, has been tied up with the attack on the Jbill by congressmen hungering for vast gobs of pork. Nearly everybody in Washington was whispering that the measure was a "bad bill," but greedy congressmen messed up the attack when they sought to make a pork barrel of it. Ickes achieved great unpopularity on Capitol Hill primarily through his defiance of congressmen and other politicians who sought both pork and patronage from him during his administration of the first $3,300,000,000 public works fund. Ickes knows how to hit back. While the sniping was hottest, he moved to take the Elk Hills oil reserve away from Standard Oil and other interests on the ground that it was government property. He followed that up by pushing for a grand jury investigation of alleged graft in a Texas PWA project which will involve certain political figures. The unspoken threat is that Ickes may yet reveal much more which he knows about politicians and their PWA activities. * * * * The semi-official version of complaints in the House against Ickes, given by House leaders who promised the complainants that Roosevelt rather than Ickes would administer the $4,000,000,000, was that it was based on the secretary's alleged "discourtesy" to congressmen. No one explained exactly what was meant by that. Everybody knows Ickes has some times been hard-boiled, even with congressmen. If you knew some of the congressmen, you'd probably guess why. But it's admitted that Ickes doesn't know how to say "No!" and make 'em like it. Now if the World Court could knock the "1" put of the "world," maybe there would be less objection to letting our senators join it. Jeff Davis, "King of the Hoboes," has a job, the two- faced traitor! What a glorious life children have before them—imagine being able to take Vitamin B for your health without being obliged to eat spinach or turnips! Postal jobs in Germany hereafter will go only to ac- 4ive Nazi workers. Germany has learned that much £rom Postmaster General Farley. •v A woman in, Chicago threatens to boj> her hajr to ao}te a hairpin maker, if she doesn't get the Republican or mayor—such has the Republican party TEXAS HISTORY Brushing Up on Facts You Ought to Recall San Felipe de Austin was crowded with villagers and fanners. It was court week, and news had just come that Andrew Brlscoe, a merchant of Anahuac, had been arrested and thrown In the guard house. At the same time a military courier came with a message to the political chief, James B. Miller, from General Cos, commandant of the eastern provinces. The excited pjople seized the courlef and took from him a letter from Cos to Cap- t.nin Antonio Tenorlo, stating that reinforcements were on their way from Saltillo to Texas. Immediately all was turmoil. The message enforced suspicions already held by the people. Captain Tenoria had come to Anahuac in January, 1835, as custom house collector. Tcxans admitted to all the smuggling that was going on, and Colonel Ugartechea, general commandant of Texas, determined to end it at once. Resentment on the part of the citizens at Anahuac met the attempt to enforce the tariff, and Briscoe and a friend were arrested because of continuous practical joking, which was considerably irritating to the guards. Tenorio's letter from Cos was interpreted as a war measure. A meeting of loyal .Texnns was called at once, with Miller to preside. W. B. Travis reported that the group adopted a resolution favoring doing away with armed troops at AMa- huac, for Texans desired peace. To get tHe desired peace, and do away with all signs of warfare, Travis and a group of twenty five men, armed, and bringing in cannon, forced Tenorlo to give up his arms and leave Texas. They were successful, but their actions received harsh criticism from their own people. Travis apologized, saying that he had acted through the most patriotic motives, hoping to rid his countrymen of any evil that might harm- them. Tehorlb's enforced departure made Cos angry. He issued an arrest for Travis, Williamson, Moseley Baker, and others, but his order was never carried out. Meanwhile, troops were arriving In San Antonio. It looked as if war was inevitable. A meeting was arranged for October 15, at Washington on the Brazos, with the hope that Stephen F. Austin would b<i there to guide their actions. Old Washington also Soon was to be the scene of Texas' Declaration of Independence, the Centennial of which IS to be celebrated In J938. By GEORGE TUCKED NEW YORK—Legally New York always has been well manned, but It was the era of crime concurrent with prohibition that brought her lawyers to full flower. Their styles of play are fascinating studies in legal stance and courtroom savoir faire. Samuel Untermyer is Thor himself, a table-pounder. Merciless in attack yet icily polite, George Gordon Battle is a wolf at dragging n quarry. Max D. Steuer, who piloted Charlie Mitchell through the famous tax-evasion test case last year, is soft-spoken and persuasive. A fashionable bachelor, James J. Dooling—-old Peter Doolihg's son and Tammany - chief—is a tall, lanky, somewhat cynical drawler and amazingly successful. Edward J. Reilly, Hauptmann's ace, is brilliant, stoutish, and his white carnation is a respected symbol on local legal battlefields. He has a trick of answering reprimands from the bench with silken suavity that makes magistrates want to apologize for having interrupted him. Pew lawyers have more engrossing backgrounds than Ferdinand Ppcora, whose brains and ability have lifted him to the state supreme bench. He was brought here at the age of three from Sicily. Hymari Bushel, friend and legal advisor of Rudy Valee, is a most redoubtable warrior in the criminal c6urts, as are Bernard Sandier and Leonard Snitken. But it is Nathan Burkan who holds perhaps the largest clientele among Broadway folk. Another much patronized by White Way Denizens is Charles A. Obewager, in whose 42nd street offices Helen Hayes and Charles MacArthur were married. Still another is J. Robert Rubin. Sometimes it profts one to keep an eye on the ball, as Captain Eddie Rickenbacker will readily attest. Playing golf at St. Andrews, the ace cut loose with a terrific drive. Then, glancing up, he was horrified to observe another ball whanging straight at his head. Instinctively throwing up his hands, he caught.the ball, but blistered his hands in doing so. Angered that any one would blast a drive in his direction without bawling out a conventional "fore," Eddie began looking up and down the. fairways. Now if he could get his hands on that bird . . . It was then the flier's own caddy explained what happened. Eddie's drive had sliced to the left and banged against a tree with such force that the resilient pellet had been driven straight back at him. "You ought to warn yourself when yoti execute one of those back-fires, Eddie," chided his partner, "you are liable to get hit in the eye." '•'I guess maybb I'm like the bird who shot himself because He caught himself cheating at solitaire, eh?" Rickenbacker answered. If you are wondering what's happening to that short story that was once a great stage hit, twice a motion picture hit, and a stock com* pany's delight—they're getting ready to revive it on BroadffBy. That would be "Rain," and Tallulah BankhSad is the new Sa'die Thompson. Finch to Spend Entire Time in Curriculum Study CANYON, Feb. 4. — Representatives of the Panhandle Superintendent association, the State Department of Education and the West Texas State Teachers college held a conference here today which will result in more active work on the problem of (Curriculum study in Texas. Superintendent R. B. Fisher, of Pampa, and Irby Carruth of Canton, working with President J. A. Hill and Dr. Harris M. Cook who Is curriculum adviser for the first district of Texas worked out a plan whereby H. A. Pinch will spend his entire time in the twenty-two counties of the First. Supervisory District, organizing teachers into groups to take part on the revision of the Texas course of study. It has long been known that many changes are needed, and that the public school teachers should discover and suggest them. Mr. Finch is a well known schoolman of Northwest Texas, having had many years of experience as a class room teacher and as superintendent at Dalhart, in addition to extensive training. This work is a new departure in the service rendered by the Canyon college and will bring the public schools, the State Department of Education and the college fcloser together. M» JUNKERS DIES DESSAU, Germany, Feb. 4. (/P)— Dr. Hugo Junkers, pioneer aircraft manufacturer, died last night on his 76th birthday. His death occurred in a Munich hospital where he recently had undergone an operation. THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS Published evenings except Saturday, and Sunday morning by Fampft JbMi? 322 West Foster, Painpa, Texas OmviORE N. NtJftfr Qfehi Klgr.; PHMP B. POND, Business Mgr.; OLIN E. gnfttt,E, Managing Editor MEMBER OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.— Pull teased Wire. The Associated Press Is exclusively en* titled to the use for publication of all Hews dlspa-tches credited to or not otherwise credited In thU newspaper and also the local news published herein. All rights for re-publication of special ate* patches herein also are reserved. • Entered us second-class matter March 15. 1627, at the postofflce at tamps, Teias, under the Act of March 3, 1879. _ ^ ___ _ SUBSCRIPTION RATES OP THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS By Carrier In PSrtpa 16.00 Six Months.; ..... $3.00 One Month ........ $.80 One Week ......... $ M By Mall In Gray and Adjoining Comities $5.00 Six Months ....... $2.75 Three Months ..... $1.60 One Month .......$ ,60 By Mall Outside Gray and Adjoining Counties . $7.00 Six Months ....... $3.76 • Three Months ..... $2.10 One Month ..*....$ .78 One Tear One Year One Year ..... NOTICE—It is not the Intention of this newspaper to cast reflection upon the character bt anyone 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. OUT OUR WAY. By WILLIAMS! 1 JUS' WAvNNlA SHOW VOU HOW SHE LEFT TH' BATHROOM— C 1 MOM, so I WDWT BE HOLLERED Af AM 1 BROWBfeATENJv FER LCAVIM' TH 1 WET SOAP IN TH' WlfxIDOW-SILL, TH 1 WARSH RAO WELL, ^SEVERAL. THINGS—C'MON f / DON'T WORRV/ / YOU'LL. NEVER / GET BLAMED / FOR ANVSOAP BEiM<5 WET— 1 WITHOUT AKJ" \ EYE WITNESS-. © 1936 BY NEA SERVICE, INC. T. M, REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. ,^ WHY MOTHERS GET THE NEWFANGLES (Mom'n Pop) AI Puts It Over! WELL.HERE &OES! IF t FOOLED THE TOWN COP,lT'lA. BE A CINCH T'MAKE THE. 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