Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on September 17, 1935 · Page 2
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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 2

Pampa, Texas
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Tuesday, September 17, 1935
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• ;-•,/., j±^£asa5szr tr .^s:i it i' r ''"'; • l Ljjj±_'Lh^i'' r ' —i--^, V-T.'^ B-. r .^...4-\.,^..*' -..l^»i~ ^-Ii^u^-Ji^^ _ „» _ „ _............ -^^^ _ ^ ,, J|AJ .,,,., | . ,.„„„„,„ nlfaAj _^j ..rt^t^y.^tAj^^AiitorOTa it, ifo*M*im,ttdfe CAPITOL CHATTER BY CHARLES E. salaries of fee officers in this state attention on possibilities for economies in ^ government. It has long been noted that OTticials of larger counties received many times paid the governor. e is no logic, no judgment, no justice, in giving ft public Official a high income merely because he can, ttftoer the law, obtain it from fees. There is no reason SB. official should receive more money for his serv- than private industry would pay for similar ability. Appearances now are that salaries will be set on the is of population. If this is done, Gray county officials will receive their wages from a 'bracket lower than iriahy counties having an assessed valuation approximately that of Gray. And Governor Allred has indicated that he will not approve local bills intended to increase salaries in certain counties above the general level. • But while savings should be made through the salary system, especially in the larger counties, these are not th6 only savings obtainable. Counties of the size of Gray and larger should have a common purchasing agent for supplies, especially highway supplies. Gray county precinct budgets are rising—a fact reflected, in part, itt the increased rate for this year. Some commissioners buy supplies for less than others, or have done so in the last few years. The county is not using an economical system in all its purchases. Creation of a unified county highway department could, if left 'free of politics, save thousands of dollars for the county every year and give the commisisoners time to study intensively the problems which confront them, and on which they do not always indicate full knowledge. . AUSTIN, Sept. 14 (JP)— Lee Sim mons' resignation as manager o the Texas prrison system may pro vide another Interesting topic fo: THE NEW DEAL IN WASHINGTON -BY IIODNIY DUTOHtl NEA Service Staff Correspondent -WASHINGTON—It takes at least five men (from aiilbflg the nine supreme court justices) to declare an act of Congress unconstitutional But Congress itself can produce a situation wherein just; one man can keep a law on which both houses have passed from ever going into effect. That was one of the things discovered this year about the conference system under which House and Senate undertake to iyon out differences in the bills they've passed on the s'a'nie subject. : Other things became apparent as to the conference system. It was used, as never before, in the recent session as a face-saving device. Anxious to get away from here, one house or the other frequently—to save time on debate—accepted this or that amendment with the assurance that it would be thrown out by the conference, whereupon Senate or House could gracefully accept the conference report without stultifying itself. * * * * But it seemed much more astonishing when one man, By* single-handed effort, for weeks prevented final action on the controversial holding company bill. Congressman George Ilixldleston of Alabama, opposing his two Democratic colleagues on the conference committee and siding with the two Republicans, held off the Senate confer ess in their effort to compromise on the "death gjentence." ;; Hud'dleston stood in that position of power because a majority of each conference deleation must agree before the conferees can report back a compromise to the two Houses. 'The significance in such a situation lies in the tremendous pressure to which a man in Huddleston's position is likely to. be subjected. Lobbyists in the past have often worked on conferees, sometimes successfully. Huddleston stood with the enormous political pressure of the administration on one side and the terrific pressure of the power lobby on the other. There is no evidence that he left either of these pressures or that the lobbyists had anything lo do with his grim fight against the "d'eath sentence." But certainly it was an extremely Unfair situation for a man to be in. ' * * * * . H. C. Hopson of Associated Gas & Electric testified victory in the holding company battle was worth at least six billion to the 12 billion dollar industry. If that's true it is quite easy to perceive that a man in Huddleston's position might be worth a billion dollars or £0 to the lobby. Presumably no one ever had the nerve to offer Huddleston as much as a cigar. But congressmen have only to recognize the possibilities to realize why Senator Norris of Nebraska hates the conference system so bitterly and why he made the issue of the "third house" one of his chief points in his victorous fight for a one-house legislature in Nebraska. * * * * ,In the end, the House, which had been supporting Huddleston's uncompromising stand, backed down on him after terrific pressure by the administration, and ordered him to accept a "compromise." But this was very close to the end of the session and might easily not have come to pass. The facts do not damage anybody's impression of Hud'dleston as a vigorous independent who stood out honestly for his convictions even though those convictions coincided with the desires of the "power trust". But they do show what a peculiar thing the conference system is and how it can give one man enormous power and place him squarely on the spot. the special session of the ture. The decision of the veteran manager to leave the position came as a surprise in some quarters but apparently was anticipated in others Although Simmons gave as his reason for resigning the press of his private enterprises, there are those who believe there was more behinc the action than was brought to the surface. informed circles have known for months that Simmons and n bloc of the prison board were on "the outs' and had very little in common as to views on proper prison management. . Simmons, in frequent appearances nt Austin, made no secret of his hostility toward certain of the board members. Senator Gordon Burns and Rep. A. T. McKlnney of Huntsvllle, staunch allies of Simmons, have Intimated they would propose an inquiry into the prison system management. Simmons' word in the past has carried considerable weight with the legislature and its committees and should any grievance be presented on his behalf it might fall on sympathetic ears. There is, however, the probability that little or nothing will be done in view of acceptance of his resigation. It was noted that he set November 1 for retirement, two weeks beyond the life of the special session. Simmons took over management of the prison during one of its critical periods and when prison administration was in confusion. Through five sessions of the legislature former Governor Moody attempted unsuccessfully to obtain permission to move the main units of the prison to Central Texas. Simmons was named manager and given wide authority shortly after Moody's lost effort failed. It was largely under Simmons' direct supervision that the prison system was brought to a high agricultural and industrial efficiency. He inaugurated a campaign designed to make the prison as near self-sustaining as possible, his plan including vegetable canning and meat processing plants and clothing, printing and leather products units. He also warmly embraced the es- Famous Entertainer WofJIZOXTAL 1 7 Theatrical performer 11 To low 12 European perch 15 Sloe 16 Base 17 She is a singer IS Last Word trt a prayer 20 Supped 21 Appearances 23 Form of "be." 24 Right 25 Company 27 Station. 30 Angry 33 To nil).out. 34 Fashionable assemblage, 35 Climbing plants 36 Popular cant 37 Street.' 38 Whirlwind. 39 To linger 42 Earthly 48 Wing. 60 Moon goddess. 62 Animal 53 To scrutinize. 64 Enthusiasm 55 To salute. 56 Dry 57 Paliiter 5S Metallic SO cement. VERTICAL 2 To leave out. 3 Flagpole. 4 Garden tool. 5 Recedes. 6 Genuine. 1 Examination. 8 Tea. 9 Hindu god of love. se> 17 10 Pitcher 13 Mountain. 14 Dry. 16 She Is a • star 19 She was born 21 Vouches. 22 To cut. 24 June flowefs. 26 Pope's scarf, 28 Silkworm. 29 Skillet. 31 Wing. 32 2000 pounds. 40 Large room, 41 To snarl. 43 Units of work, 44 Wagon. 45 Indian. 46 Dregs.. •17 Singing voice. 48 Land measure. 49 Home of a beast, 51 Social Insect 53 Sorrowful. <b &&• £,&> S>5 tablishment of a motor vehicle license plate' plant and tried, for years to obtain a contract for state printing at the prison shops. ^ IT'S DOG GONE TOUGH SALMON, Idaho, Sept. 17 (#•)— Salmon has dog catchers but no dog pound, so the business of dog catching has been rather a flop. The first clay's catch of 17 dogs was fastened, but not locked, up. The next morning the gate was open, the dogs gone. When the .lumber yard was used next as a pound a board was found pried loose, and the dogs gene. It happened the third day, tco, so the catchers now are keeping the dogs in a cement coal bin back of the city jail. The kids don't know what to do about it. « K. PAMPA DAILY . _ tfr&fc& tecept 6a«tfBiy\ &d feiiiday tooftrfnf by Pampi'Daflf to$$S *. *. J 22 £*& 1PtBte *' P*inpa, Texas. ,*"""» Gen^Mgr.; PHILIP ft. FOND, Bustoess Mgr.; OLOt fi. lidifBt tt * tter Wire. The Associated We&s W 6xenttif»iy _ all news dispatches credited to or not otherwises weclited la t6H mplished herein. All rights M, ** the th* Art Ofl» One Y«Uf ........ 15.00 One .17.00 M knowlh*hr* sS and same, ana SUBSCBIPTION BATES OF THE PAMPA 1>AILT NEWS: Six Month* ...'...$3,00 One Month » ,«0 one Week . By Mall In Gray anfl Adjoining Counties Six Months ......$2.75 Three Months fi.6ti One Month By Mall OdWlde UrnyAiid Adjoinln e Counties Six Montha ......$3.75 Three Montlw ......$2.10 tentt ° n f ....*.*• On« Month ......t .71 H and fully newspaper to cast reflection upon the character of anyon* :, the management will appreciate having attention called to any erroneous statement inncle. OUT OUR WAY _.. . By WD1IAMS ' vVELL/LISTSM MOW. WE <50r TO HAVE THEM TWI IM CASE WE RLJkl OUT O' WATER ER 3AS ERGrr STUCK ON Tpesg MUDCV ROADS Tuer BALtM' WIRE—we GOT TO HAV/e,TO FIK TH' AR IM CASE- — WELL.— .SOMEBCOV'LL. HAVE 72? MILES, IP 5 OMEBODV WILL JUST HAVE ' TO WALK THEM. XVE 'TAkEM MI/ LAST TR/P OM TDp OP A LOAD OF= T&OLS ANJDA LOAD OF GROCERIES OUTOPCF ME> OM1HE WA^ HOME. I MAV BE A RAKJCH WOMAN , BUT TWA-P'S MO REASOM I SHOULD LOOK LIKE I SLEEP IM MV /M THE BLACkSMlTH SHOP. ^ © 1935 By NEA SERVICE, INC. BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES jDMPAMIOMS T. M. llt.0. U. S. PAT. Off. So!!!! JlOUQt^tV ' A P\\_OT M \6VAT ottv«atfr,vi, WE. W OOT O<F TWE. feMOOTVA MARTIN (U 1935 BY fi'EA'SERVICE, INC. T. M. : 'REG. CTs. PAT. OFF.! FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS To That, Crash! AR.BS _ .depression has thrown more than 7500 American out of work. And repeal, a million or so ama- youth who admitted setting 24 fires said he out of it. Denverites might note his reference late spring. NUTTY; FOOTBALL is A ROUGH GAME...YOU CAWT (=LAY IT WITH GLASSES ON ! BUT; I ADMIRE YOUR AMBITION !! I CAN REALLY RUN, COACH iff EVEN TWO MY EYESIGHT IS BAD, MY', FEET GET UP AND GO PLACES.'. I'VE SEEN YOU PICK 'EM UP AND.LAY 'EM DOWN.' YOU BETTER R3RGET ABOUT GOIW'OUT FOR ' FOOTBALL! WHAT CHAWCE WOULD YOU HAVE WITH ELEVEN GUYS LIKE ME, PRACTICALLY A CINCH TO MAKE THE TEAM ? OH/YEAH 1 ? GOLIATH WAS A PRETTY BIG GLTY TOO, UNTIL THE MAKHMAKERS PUT HIM IN THE RING WITH A LITTLE FELLA NAMED DAVID f AND TOUGH.' By BLOSSER YOLJ-THINK YOU'RE TOUGH ! I USED TO EAT BARBED WIRE THIWKIN' IT WAS SPAGHETTI .'.' WELL X I KKJCW WHAT IT IS, AND EAT IT 'JUST THE SAME ?/ THE NEWFANGLES (Mom'n Pop) Mistaken Identity VEfvM, WE WIN ON A, U05S THAT DIDN'T EVEN RUN, BUT I COT A, IDEE- YOOGETATIPFROt* . THEtA, ANO VJE'LL 00 OUT TO THE TRACK AND PLA.V IT OURSELVES.' •fSTEPONlT By COWAN BOSS r WAT WAS DAT NAGS NA1AE? LET'WE FIHK-AH UEN\ESAH3 IT HAD SUNsPIN" tPO WIFF MOONSHINE ' MOONSHINE-WAS FT 'BUUENOON'-'rAaON UGHT 'HARVEST WiDON"--ER-A, NOPE-WNT NONE OB DEIA-IF'N WE GETS A PAPAH AM YO' READS ME DE Nf\N\ES OF 1>EN\ WOSSES IN DE ' THIRD RACE. DATS IT REVENOOAH" AH KNOWED IT WAS SUMPW TO MOONSHINE FROfA WHAT YAWL WUZ A TM-KIN' 'BOUT HERE THEY ' ABEjWMISKAWAy "CUTTER V 5UDE EASY* " REVENUES' - © 1931 BY NEA SERVICE, INC. T. N. REQ. U, S. PAT '- *" >"- ' -"--•- l I n J ^•T^fBHl ALLEY OOP k Looking Ammunition By HAMLI> HEY, POOTSV BOBO -TH" MOOVIAMS ARE

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