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THE PAMfA DAILY fffiWg, EVEftltfQ, At*fllt 19, 198? ffhe PAMPA DAILY NEWS . , _ t>» th« Puap* Pfc«i» «6( ,«BeoeJ*t 8«tord»fr, tad Snndtr Dili* Ne*«. 122 W«t Fo«t«r An drp»rtm*nt». «. if qifl o«n. tin. raj DE WEESE. Editor PHILIP R. POND, Bm. liftr. OP TBS ASSOCIATED PRESS (Full Lnaed n). Th* Associated PreM II exclusively entitled to .VMI for tmbllutlen of (ill newt dhpktefaet credited :to:ft Ot not otherwlf* credited to thli piper ind lira tit Hftnlkr ntwt published heroin. „ »« leeond el«<> matter Much 18, *t the pent__ »t Pctnpft, TexM nnder the »ct of March Srd, 1879. ifotiul Advertlithtr Representatives: Texu Dally Press ne. New York, St. Louis, Kantat City, Ltx AfHekt, San Francisco and Chicago. .SUBSCRIPTION RATES — By carrier, ISc per week: '11.60 for 6 months. By mall payable In advance In Gray «nd Adjoining Counties, 15.00 per year, 12.75 per 6 month*, toe per month: outside Gray and Adjoining OoUtlet, $7.00 per rear, 18.75 per 6 months, 78c per month. Price per single copy 5c. Ail independent Democratic newlpaper, publishing the MWi fairly and Impartially at all times and supporting In Ita editorial columns the principles which It believes to M right and opposing those question which It believes to be wrong, regardless of party politics. THE 'CRY ROOM' . A MonMcello, EL, theater introduces a fea- ; ture that should meet with the loud acclaim of the movie fans who attend it. It is a glass-enclosed "cry room," equipped with loud speakers. In It mothers may enjoy the pictures, and let the rest of the audience enjoy them, too, while their babies ring the welkin with lusty yells. While it is an innovation that other moviegoers throughout the country will await eagerly, it is wondered if such noise-proof rooms cannot be made even more desirable. Even the most ardent of baby lovers dislikes having his enjoyment of a film marred by a sudden, infantile yowl from nearby. But how much more invidious than these interruptions are the monotonous and nerve- wracklng sounds that arise from the munching of popcorn and peanuts, the cooing of the love-smitten couple in front, or the description of film action being supplied by the mother just behind. What a boon if all these sound effects could be confined to the "cry room." COST OF NEGLECT Having served for years on the bench in Detroit traffic court, Judge John J. Maher is well qualified to write a book on the subject. And in his book are some interesting anomalies that will interest every student of America's vital traffic problem. Among other things, Judge Maher points out that police have handled the routing of traffic, arrangement of signal lights, construction of safety zones, and so on—matters that are decidedly engineering problems. That we educate and train pilots to handle planes arid sailors to handle ships, but that we turn a 14-year-old boy or girl loose on the streets of a big city to learn to drive a car. That most of our autos are new and streamlined, but that 75 per cent of our existing traffic laws are old and obsolete. Is is any wonder, after the way it has been neglected, that the traffic problem has become a menace? WASHINGTON LETTER By PRESTON GROVER WASHINGTON—Well, the Supreme Court created a limited heaven for organized labor but left it with the obligation not to tear up the golden streets. That bank of five decisions upholding the Wagner labor act, in effect, said to labor leaders: You may go now, and organize labor, and if it cannot be at once drawn into actual union membership, you may at least get the agreement of a majority of the workers in any organization to speak collectively through one set of representatives in bidding for fair pay, acceptable living conditions, continuity of employment and freedom from harassment. But since the same decisions were based on the power of congress to legislate for peace in industry so the free flow of commerce should not be impaired, the obligation is imposed upon labor as well as industry to keep that peace. For every privilege there is a responsibility and the same congress that extends privileges to labor can impose restraints upon it. For instance, no one has contended that the Wagner labor act contemplated any such proposition as the sit-down strike. There is room for more legislation there. The court, in fact, recognized that when it said in the Jones and Laughlin Steel case that while there were arguments that the act leaned heavily toward labor, it was for congress to narrow or broaden that policy. * * * In that same bank of decisions the Supreme Court also created a heaven for lawyers, and that appears to be almost without limit. The court pointed out that such regulation of labor relations as was possible under the act applied only to cases which burdened or obstructed interstate commerce. : *'This definition," the court said, "is one of exclusion as well as inclusion." Thus there is left a wide area for dispute as to whether the labor relations of a particular in'dus'try or business affect interstate commerce. Will such regulation concern a grocery store? Likely not, and in that way it is distinct from NBA which set out to regulate the conduct of the most obscure conutry baker. •'It Is this limitation on the scope of the Wagner act which makes it unlikely that the President will withdraw from his demand that the court complexion be changed. the startling nature of the court's the Wagner cases, the justices still of pernijjtting federal regula.t),pn in gpne ctf local industry, such .as was at- RA. And tb,ft prdent wanU fc> get tato ui,at PKM TDPJJjij JUJl <£) J vi/ 4 J 4i/ <i/ It's strange how rumors get around and spread like wildfire. . . . You may have heard the one Saturday that Pampa hospitals Were filled with injured and dying and that an S. O. S. call was sent out for nurses from Amarillo and surrounding towns. ... It all got started from the story of an accident south of town Friday in which one man was injured. ... He was on the road to recovery last night. W. J. Ball, Allanreed storekeeper, is a booster for Ivy Duncan's proposed Gray county lake. . . . "Why, everybody's talking about that big lake," writes Mr. Ball. . . . "W. B. Upham, genial hardware merchant, of McLean, was up Wednesday looking for a 40-foot fishing pole. ... A good thing is always wanted . . . Power to every booster for a big lake for Gray county." . . . Thank you, Mr. Ball. . . . We, too, think Mr. Duncan's got something there. Dad burn our buttons! Believe it or not, we never knew until today that sheepmen in the Uvalde section of Texas are using rubber bands instead of surgery to bob lamb's tails. . . . The rubber band system stops circulation and after a time the tail just drops off, painlessly and inexpensively. . . . Yessir, you live and learn. . . . John (Old Age Assistance) Hessey Is going to school again this week in Abilene. . . . Uncle Sam is furnishing the books and the teachers. A chemist who is optimistic predicts increased development of "rare earths." This, however, doesn't mean there will be an "After the Good Earth." ... A man's man Is one who, hearing of a dress with a yoke, thinks the wearer has been careless in eating her eggs. . . . "House approves coal bill." We're rather pleased with the mild winter ourselves. . . . II Duce is having his troubles in Ethiopia and Spain. He wanted a place in the sun, it seems, but doesn't care for the- sunburn. . . . "Germans prize the marks they receive from duelling." If he ever meets Hitler personally, the New York politician can always dispel rancor with "Have a scar." The first English pipes were made of clay. These have been manufactured for 350 years . . . The Romans developed stone arch bridges. Some of these are still standing. . . The picturesque old English custom of powdering the hair was abandoned largely because of a scarcity of food. It was discovered during a food shortage that the flour used to whiten the hair of the Bntisti army alone was enough to feed 50,000 people. . . .A weight of 250 pounds is considered the most desirable weight for hogs at market. Selected light hogs, weighing from 155 to 195 pounds, are considered bacon hogs. . . . Sausages are made from hogs listed as boars at market. Hatbands originated in medieval times when a knight tied his lady's scarf on his helmet. . . . There is an average of one typewriter to every 100 persons in the United States. . . . The "Boston News Letter" was the first newspaper to be published in America. John Campbell, of Boston, founded it in 1704, and it appeared regularly for more than 70 years. . . . The first successful power flight of the Wright brothers in 1903 lasted almost a full minute. . . . About two-thirds of Canada's gold production now comes from the province of Ontario. The province produced 2,220,336 of a total of 3,284,890 ounces for the Dominion in the calendar year of 1935. The escalator in Leicester Square underground station is 161 feet long, the longest in the world. . . . Fifteen seconds are required for the blood to circulate through the entire body. It passes through the heart four times a minute. . . . The men's clothing idnustry is the ute. . . . The men's clothing industry is the ment industry ranks first.. .. . One million trucks in service in the Unitel States, it is estimated, haul 1,430,000,000 tons of freight annually; 134,400,000 tons of this represents farm produce. The snake that loafed around the office for a couple of weeks is gone. . . . Either it accepted the invitation and crawled off behind a desk somewhere, or the man who owned it came and got it. ... It the man will phone in and let us know it may keep some of the stenographers from being jittery. . . . It's centipede time again, by the way. . . . We wish someone would give us the lowdown on those things. . . . Just how much damage can they really do to you? Yesteryear In Pampa TEN YEARS AGO TODAY Contract was let by the Presbyterian church for a $7,000 brick building. . . . Building permits included one to the Assembly of God church for $12,000. • * * * Two hundred merchants and farmers of White Deer attended a banquet sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce there. From Pampa, I. E. Duncan, J. M. Dodson and Olin B. Hinkle were visitors. Mayor J, C. Jackson of White Deer presided. FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY The Little Theater presented the comedy, Adam and Eva, directed by Mrs. H. K. Hicks, with Mrs. Don Conley and Julian Barrett heading the cast. * * * The American Legion post here adopted a resolution demanding the resignation of Henry L. Stevens as national commander, part of a national dispute over the Legion's attitude toward immediate cash payment of the bonus. . * * * ' A delegation pf pampas wejrt ,l£ en.n.e, ojcla. for a c^le^ra.tipn p| the pf the NEWS-REE BRITISH WARSHIPS LOOM OW HORltOM IN INTERNATIONAL, CRISIS BRITISH SHIP DROPS ANCHOR TROUBLED WATERS CLOseupr BRITISH co/s»s WHICH N\AY ANV Mi MOTE MOW BRITISH WARSHIPS M/VJ6STICAULY - TORNlMCf AROUrJO SLOW FAOEOOT Man About Manhattan By GEORGE TUCKER NEW YORK—One of the misconceptions commonly accepted in the big town is that successful authors are always being lionized. True it is that successful writers are the recipients of tons of invitations to soirees of a uniformly dull nature, commonly known as "teas," but seldom is such an invitation accepted unless the writer is first lassoed and dragged protesting all the way. There is, of course, ah Item of commercialism to these functions, and where it is possible the publishers like to have their young "sensations" on hand to autograph books and make themselves agreeable to the ladies. Newcomers, those neophytes who have a "first" book on the stands, are usually the lambs led to slaughter. In the first place, they don't know any better, and in the second place, they never meet anyone there except personal guests of the publishers and a few book reviewers. Of course, they are always dozens of party crashers, who economize on groceries by partaking of the cookies and punch served up by the host, but these .people are nobodies and can do the writer no possible good. When a man has written a couple of pretty good tomes and appears to have something on the ball, his publishers occasionally chloroform him and drag him off to some important book store. He comes too, without realizing where he is, autographing copies of his book that are sold on the floor and making pleasant remarks to stupid people who get a kick out of speaking to authors and having books in which the writers have scribbled such remarks as, "Yours Very Truly," or, more often, simply their names. People You Know By ARCHER FULLINGIM You may have seen fairer things in the Panhandle or other places, but don't make up your mind until you have seen palmer's apple orchard on McClelland creek in the full flush of its odorous loveliness. Yesterday its beauty quivered in the still air, and those who saw the shimmering mass of pale pink and white blossoms thought they had never seen anything so utterly beautiful. . If you stood on the'hill and looked down it was a sight that clutched your heart and unlocked it, and gave you the key to your soul; and if you stood near the orchard and wisps of breezes wafted the scent of the blooms toward you, one would shut his eyes and exult in the perfume. And if one came back at night, the orchard had an entirely new loveliness in the moonlight. The soft, rounded balls of whiteness glistened and shone in the silver light of the yong moon, and clouds of scent roamed all up and down the bottoms of McClelland creek. Spring and April are in that orchard. . . . AROUND HOLLYWOOD There was such an affair recently at an astonishingly expensive Sutton Place menage. One of those celebrity-chasing matrons had invited a fantastically odd assembly of guests. Brooding in a corner was a young novelist whose second book had suddenly leaped into the limelight. But to me he seemed the epitome of despair. "This is ghastly," he confided, looking about with the harried expression of one who wishes to escape but knows that, for him, all escape is shut off. "My publisher is here and he has been a great friend to me at a time when I needed him. I can't walk out on him. But, I'll tell you frankly, before I'd agree to mingle'with these people again I'd snub writing, and go to work on a chain gang." Guthrie McClintic has finally decided to produce "Blind Man's Bluff." This play has been knocking at managers' doors for the last three years. GIPSHOSE'LEENOT TO mm IN FILM HOLLYWOOD, April 10 (/P) — Gypsy Rose Lee, New York queen of the strip-tease, unpacked today the J2 trunks of clothes she will wear in her first motion picture. Gypsy's figure beautiful for several years had been delicately unveiled to soft music, dimming lights and the gaping admiration of burlesque fans. "But,"' said her new studio bosses, ''Miss tiee positively will do no diST robing in front of the camera. "She is here to act. In fact, she is here to act in a film production 'You Can't Have Everything,' " HOLLYWOOD—There are ways and ways of making a horse fall for the movies. One is the outlawed "running W." Tills, if you can believe the whispered confidences of the old Hollywood cowhands, is still used furtively in some of the cheaper western pictures. The method is simple, effective, a cruel. A long wire is use. One end is staked down, the other tied to the horse's foot. Driven off at a gallop, the animal comes to the end of his rope—and goes down. He may or may not be injured. Another way is the ".pit fall." Dig a ditch, three or four feet deep, cover it with a loose camouflage of grass, and ride the horse over it, He'll fall, all right. The number of horses fatally injured in "The Charge of the Light Brigade" was two, possibly three, according to various sources. There were more riders hurt than horses, A third method is through the use of trained stunt horses and stunt riders, There are horses here that will fall, without injury to themselves, whenever mounted. Working with them, the rider merely has to take care of himself. I went out to see George Williams, one of the best stunt riders in the business, who rides the falling horses, Goldle and Johnny, George is a grizzled, thin-lipped, hard-bitten daredevil who used to perform in rodeos but turned to the more lucrative picture field. He puffs on a corncob pipe and talks in a thick cowboy drawl. He wears no sombrero, chaps or boots like the drugstore cowboy, but heavy shoes, faded dungarees, vivid mackinaw shirt, and battered felt hat. He told me how to train a horse to fall. You use a rope, on one leg, Just at first. You pull it gently, to let the horse know what you want. After a while, it catches on—if. "If he's got a mind to," said George. "If he don't wanta be a fall hoss, he won't. You take a good, level-headed hoss. And you gottta be patient, savvy? You wprk glow, and if the hoss has got a mind to fall, he'll fall. If he ain't, well—you git another hoss. And don't overwork him pr he'll go spur. "Take that sorrel Ooldie. I've thrown that hoss 31 times in the last How's Your Health? Edited by DR. IAGO OALDSTON for the New York Academy ot Medicine PROMOTING MIDDLE AGE Formation of a Society for the Middle Aged is proposed in the Lancet by an anonymous British jhysician. He argues that this would jalance those numerous organiza- ;lons dedicated to infant and child welfare. This concentration of interest on children," he writes, "has diverted attention from the far more important group of active experienced men and women between 30 and 50. To say that children are the most important section of the community is sentimental twaddle. They need looking after because they cannot look after themselves, and they are convenient to look after because they can be coerced. But for the well-be- ng of the world the health and live- iness of a man of 40 who has established himself as a good workman at his job is far more important than the state of many children. 'What are known as 'great men' seem to have only one thing in common—insatiable industry. And what more desirable aim could dietics have than to enable the middle-aged man to work effectively for 10 hours a day instead of 7, and to avoid fad- Ing away towards the end of the afternoon?" One of the projects of this proposed society, the author suggests, should be the .preaching of the virtues of asceticism for the middle aged. For gluttony was one of the seven deadly sins and "there must be something in it." "Up to 20 eat all you can get, from 20 to 40 eat as much as you can, over 40 as little as you can do with," he writes. "Voluntary starvation for a short time is widely recognized by lay people as a good thing to do when they do not feel very well, and various systems of treatment, orthodox and quackish, have been based on starvation more or less concealed with tasty waters. "A friend of mine who starved for a fortnight said that he reached a state of-mental clarity (subjective) and exaltation which he would never have thought possible, and it was only the sight of his face in a looking-glass which sent him in search of food. "There does seem a little danger at present that the possible virtues of eating less are being overlooked. It is established beyond doubt that being too fat is one of the most dangerous diseases anyone can have." year. Hurt the hosi; once—not by fallin' but by what It hit—and I've got hit two or three times. When the hoss falls, it's just instinct' tells you what to do. (George was wearing a scalp patch—didn't know what hit him, whether it was a hoof or a stirrup.) But Goldie's the only one of his kind." George gets $25 for an ordinary fall, dropping from the saddle as if shot. This does not involve the horse. He gets $75 for his "specialty," falling with' the horse and letting the animal roll over him. " 'Tain't your hoss that's gonna hurt you when you fall," he says. "It's the, other hosses in the same scene, But there ain't been much falHn' worjc lately , , , ." And there ain't been, for a fact. The S. p. p. A. has been talking to the state legislature about the "running W" and the "pit fall," and that probably puts a damper even on a fall guy like George Williams, who loves his hoss-flesh. ..^iit..... The insects most detrimental to the poultry industry besides lice and ticks are the noose fly and several speqies Qf small ground LETS KNOW AND TEXAM8 tit Witt, it In thli oolomn aniwtrt will b* tft«n to Inonlrlet as to Tttti history and oth«r matter* pertaining to the But* tod Its peopl*. A* e»ld«nc« of Rood faith IntfdlrMt must ftlvt their names and MdfeMM, bat only their Initials will be printed. Address Inqnlrlei to Will H. ItayM, Anlttn, Teiaj. Q. How many army air fields are in Texas and which is the leading one? A. Thirteen, the principal one being Randolph Held, near San Antonio, representing an investment of $19,000,000, being the principal aviation training field of the United States Army and the finest field of its kind in the world. Q. How many miles of State highways are there in Texas, and how much of this is concrete? A. The highway department's last report (for the fiscal year ending Aug. 31, 1936), showed 21,378.34 miles of which 4,323.99 is reinforced concrete, and 368.79 other types of concrete construction. Q. By what name was Hancock Springs at Lampasas known to the Indians who used the place as a camping ground? A, The Indians called the springs "Big Medicine Springs," because of their curative properties. They are still noted for their palatable, medicinal sulphur waters, which are discharged at over 6,000 gallons a minute. Q. How much beer and other liquors were legally consumed in Texas last year? A. According to the State Liquor Control board, 36,737,356 gallons of beer, or 6.3 gallons for every man, woman and child in the state, were sold. Distilled spirits, including whisky and gin, totaled 4,531,126 gallons, or .777 per capita. Wines of all grades amounted to 2,378,813 gallons or .406 per person. Q. How did Texas farm crop values of 1936 compare with those of 1935? A. According to the Unitel States Department of Agriculture reports, values for 1935 on a 25,917,000 acreage were $364,137,000. in 1936, on a 26,116,000 acreage values were $384,052,000. A CENTURY OF TEXAS CATTLE BRANDS All Texans wrtl t>e Interested In tho origin and significance of early cattle brands of famous ranches as reproduced and catalogued in this new book of 84 pages. Arranged by counties. Introductory articles un Texas History by Peter Moljrneaux; sketch of Cattle Industry and the Story of Cattle Brands by Frank Reeves; and foreword by Anton Carter, owner of Fort Worth Star-Telegram : all of special interest to every cattleman. Mailed postpaid for 60 cents. Address all orders to Will H. Mayes, 2610 Salado Street, Austin, Texas. So They Say: I am the dean of the College of Inconsistency. I hereby confer a degree on Mr. Justice Roberts.—U. S. Senator Henry Ashurst, Arizona, who recently changed his mind on the President's court reform plan. It will serve to stimulate organizing work and to remove the fear that is in the minds of a lot of workers. —William Green, president, A. F. of L.,, commenting on the decision of the Supreme Court on the Wagner Labor Relations Act. An important phase of this change in physical development is the narrowing and lengthening of the face. —Dr. Weston A. Price, Cleveland, O., anthropoligst, who says that modern man's face is changing. Among officialdom there must be the same eagerness to found families as among laborers.—District Leader Franz Schwedecoburg, Pomerania, Germany, Instructing government workers to marry or lose their jobs. If we can establish industrial democracy in the United States, we can insure the continuance of its political democracy.—John L. Lewis, C. I. O. head. This, That and BY WILLIAM tttsifey QiAttfc Here we come with • another Installment on good manners.' Did you ever see a person Who was Inclined to be more friendly arid gracious toward those who displayed evidences of wealth, social prestige atid. gen* eral culture than they Were toward those more unfortunate ones whose, appearance depicted the opposite of these? Am sure you haVe. We" may observe this attitude of par* tialtty at work most every day. The fellow who is guilty of this ungrounded discrimination between classes may, and often does, itnag-> ine himself of high culture,: But he only deceives himself. He is breaking under a real test of culture, for 1 refined folks are as rfeady to talk and associate with the socially un- * privileged as they are with the Socially elite. ' ' . When you see someone, ignoring a person at the bottom of the social) • financial, or cultural laddef,' you may be sure that he is just a cheap snob and destitute of genuine re- finment. I know a certain lady who has the very crude habit of gauging her friendliness according to the manner in which her acquaintances dressed. If she met one of her ac- ; qUaintances on the street, she-would first observe how the person was dressed; if well dressed, she Would greet her with a friendly greeting. If the acquaintance looked a little below "par" she ignored her. THE IGNORANCE OP SOME PEOPLE. (TO BE CONTINUED.) READING And Writing By John Selby There are almost as many modern apologists for science as there are biographers of Napoleon. Hardly a month goes by without its popular science book, and some months there are several. Mostly they are aw.ful. Rogers D. Ruks does better .than most. He calls his production "Atoms, Men and Stars," and he tries with reasonable success to keep his text from growing too detailed. The difficulty with most science writers' is that in the effort to make' their ideas readily assimilable, they'make them ridiculous. Universes are explained in terms of coffee cups, and light years become the winks of pocket flashlights. Dr. Rusk sticks pretty much to physical science, For example; 'he spends much time with two of the important modern theories — Eln-« stein's relativity theory and Planck's quantum theory. These he • explains pretty neatly; even this reader, an unscientific chap if ever there was one, got a glimmer of what Einstein is about. The quantum 1 theory, too, although that's a struggle.' •' Now for a quotation, which' ! pretty much gives the purpose of Dr.' Rusk's book: : "We live today in an age of strange contradictions. At no time in History has the attitude of the open 'mind been so widely accepted and developed. Indeed, so broad-minded have we become that we now believe in almost anything, and the faiths of the past have been badly shaken. It is' a^ strange anachronism which has its" explanation in the depths of human nature that we have at the same time become more gullible. One reason for this is that the field of science has be-* come s6'en]arged that it has 'passed the 'limit'', which the common man can easily encompass, and he is often forced to take the word of the specialist .without question .., Hence the oft-repeated phrase that anything is possible may be. given an unwarranted stretch by the.'.nonscientist." Hence, also, Dr. Rusk's effort to re-align the minds of his readers. "Atoms, Men and Stars," by. Rogers D. Rusk (Knopf. $3). , " «•» CHIMP CHAMP ST. LOUIS—Battling Billy, Bush retained his title in a furious four- round decision fight with 'Sockem Sammy Green in the opening bout of the Forest Park Zod's fistic season yesterday. ... The favorite blow was the chimpanzee uppercut. '.'•' • By George Clark "It takes just a little 'will power, Jwys. Ten years ago my. dpctor advised me to take some exercise, 8 iu| I

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