Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on April 23, 1937 · Page 11
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Pampa, Texas
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Friday, April 23, 1937
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MGfi fWELVfi THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS, PattflS, FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 23, 193?, Here's How Playmates See Those Woods Twins BY MORRIS GILBERT, fftiA Service Staff Correspondent, NSW 1 YORK, April 23 — Science tike it from the younger generation at Washington Heights, New York, 18 the bunk. They know, these small fry of the upper West Side, because they have been exposed to Its effects In concentrated form, and their almost unanimous opinion Is that Jimmy Woods is a more regular feller than Johnny Woods. Learned treatises have been written about Johnny Woods. Copious scholarly notes have been recorded Ifi his case for almost five years. Ftor Johnny Woods is a "case", an "experiment" In child rearing under the most modern technique of the celebrated Normal Child Development Clinic of Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He IS the "conditioned" one of the famous Woods twins, the little nipper who at the age of two was a notable roller-skater and a climber so fearless that he almost frightened the doctors. ,Yet Jimmy, the "unconditioned" twin who "Just grew" like Topsie or any other neighborhood kid, and lived from birth with his mother and father, a gate-keeper at the Polo Grounds, turns out, on the eve of their fifth birthday which oc- ,curs April 18, to be the more popular, the more mature, and the more fun, in the opinion of his mates. Johnny Has Two Defenders. One comrade defended Johnny. So did one little girl—my daughter, a stranger to the twins—who paid a call on them at the Washington Heights Nursery School where Miss K. W. Burton, supervisor, turned the Woods boys loose for our benefit. .Turned loose is the right word. Very loose, and in a spot very fascinating to five-year-olds, namely Miss Burton's own desk. Well, Johnny, after dabbing a rubber stamp on the ink-pad, planted It emphatically in the front center of Joan's rose-colored pull-over (washable). Then Jimmy poured the Ink out of the bottle onto a blotter—and the desk—and wrapped the blotter around Joan's wrist (also washable). Never had Joan encountered such Inventiveness, such splendid and reckless Imagination applied to grown-up don't-touchables like Ink, pens, and blotters. When Joan is pleased, she laughs from the diaphragm, up and out. The room reechoed. "Don't laugh," the Woods twins protested.. They themselves were too busy to laugh. They were Involved in a whirling, spinning intensity of action. They were moving with the rapidity of kittens from one preposterous performance to the next. ' Afterward Joan's primness asserted itself. "T.hey'ie funny," she said. "Their games are funny. I don't like their games." Making Most of Rare Privilege. "Ordinarily," Miss K. W. Burton, supervisor of the school, had explained, "I wouldn't let them behave like this. The children aren't allowed in my office. I really don't believe In too much freedom. But today I'm letting them run a little, for your benefit." So she watched the twins batter a pen to pieces, strew rubber bands around the room after snapping them across their own eyes (which Joan imitated), scribble on the correspondence, accomplish an almost miraculous mess on the desk. She interfered only when the fearless Johnny climbed onto a table and tried to pat Fluffy, the biggest tab- bycat in Washington Heights, who was asleep on the mantelpiece. Fluffy is nine years old, she explained, and getting a little crotchety. Jimmy can write. He borrowed the interviewer's pencil and wrote the letters OTA. Then he sys- ®- tematically destroyed Johnny took a pen, the pencil, dipped the wrong" end in the" ink, and began painting. A blackboard on an easel attracted them. They called for chalk. ("They say 'salk'," Joan commented,) Jimmy solved the problem of standing the easel upright by pulling out the back legs. But it was Johnny who discovered how to tip the blackboard surface up to write on. Soon they managed to break both leg supports of the easel by standing on them. "How do you like the little girl?" the Woods twins were asked. They preferred not to say. Later Joan said: "They're not twins. Johnny is bigger. Johnny has dimples. That's the way to tell them apart. Jimmy talks more, but I like Johnny best. 1 "Even when she shoved you off the chair and sat down himself?" "Yes," said Joan. It was a distinctly feminine reaction. Dimples apart, Johnny is the handsomer Or was it because of his famous conditioning? What School Mates Say : About Them. As their fifth birthday nears there's little to choose between the Woods twins. Jimmy seems to have generally overhauled his cultlvatec Dick Lawrence Even the playmates of the Woods twins, Johnny and Jimmy, delect a difference in the personalities of the two boys, who, since birth, have been the subjects of an experiment hi child training 1 . Johnny has had the benefit of teaching: by child training experts. Jimmy has grown up hi his home in the Peter Stavrous normal way. The informal vote of the schoolmates gives Jimmy the popularity palm, nevertheless. New Exhibit Building Containing governmental and industrial exhibits from the Latin American nations, the Pan American Palace will be the center of interest at the Greater Texas and Pan American Exposition which opens in Dallas June 12. Envoys of the exposition are now on an airplane tour through Central a»d South America assisting in collecting these exhibits. brother. In leadership, speech, and performance at school he excels Johnny. "Johnny hollers and runs away when you want him to play," said little Joan Babb, a schoolmate. "I like Jimmy better because he plays games and is nicer to me than Johnny. Johnny doesn't play with me much," said Mariessa. Richard Lawrence, seven and a half, defends Johnny. "We wrestle," he said. "He can take it better than Jimmy. Johnny's bad, often, but I like him better." Peter Stavrous likes Jimmy better, " 'cause he makes me laugh and can beat Johnny up." Jimmy takes care of Johnny, hangs up Johnny's coat for him, gets back his belt when some other kid swipes it, folds his own and Johnny's camp- beds on which they nap. Johnny hasn't much to say but frequently repeats his superb balance In climbing, while Jimmy still has a normal fear of high perches. Jimmy's natural promise is asserting itself, in the opinion of Miss Burton. "Jimmy was the brighter child at the beginning of the experiment," she said. "It's his natural heritage. He's the friendlier, too." Meanwhile, the Columbia-Presbyterian clinic said that'the work on Johnny Woods had now reached a less spectacular phase. Johnnny still goes there every fortnight, but it is the hope of officials that he will now lapse into greater anonymity than hitherto, both for his own sake and for that of the clinic's experiment. That's why they oppose a big birthday party on April 18. Apple Valley, Ga., is not in a valley, but on a hill, and it lies in one of Georgia's principal peach sections. PANHANDLE TRAILWAYS to the next town or across America Through Bus — No Change Leaves Pampa for Oklahoma City and points east at 9:40 a. m. and 4:15 p. m. Leaves Pampa for Enid at 12:40 p. m. Leaves Pampa for Childress, Wichita Falls, Pallas 1} 100 a. m., 2:45 p. m. and 7:00 p. m. via Am- Large new buses all the way over an all jve round trips daily to Amarillo and Porger want the bwt, »sk fey TRAILWAYS—always BILL FAILS III it BILLOT AUSTIN, April 23 (/P)—A proposed constitutional amendment to spend $1,000,000 a year for five years to advertise Texas today rested in the House, having failed of approval by a wide margin on first test. Bearing the Senate's approval, the proposal yesterday drew a 66 to 67 vote where 100 were necessary for submission to the people. Two additional liospitals for the insane, one in east and other in West Texas would be built with an appropriation of $1,634,000 passed by the Senate. The board of control would locate the institution. Padre Island would be made a state park, with bridges from the mainland 135 miles apart, by a bill passed by the House. Advocates said the beach road would be the longest of its kind in the country. The bridges would be paid for out of tolls. The House also passed to the Senate bills to: Exempt children of soldiers who died in the World war from tuition at state institutions of higher learning; require manufacturers to mark the weight of commodities on packages; eliminate regulation of height of light poles in rural sections, and permit towns of 2,000 and less population to pay mayors a maximum salay of $600 a year. Engrossed by the lower chamber were bills to: Permit addition of abandoned children without consent of parents; make theft of cotton and cottonseed a felony with penalties ranging from a fine of $1 to five year's Imprisonment; set January 1 as the date for all district and state officials not affected by constitutional regulation to take office, and permit a peace oficer in close pursuit of a fugitive Jo enter Texas. DIVING BOYS PREFER QUARTERS TO DOLARS HONOLULU (#>)—Diving boys here hope tourists arriving this summer will toss them quarters instead of silver dollars. Smaller cgjns are easier to retrieve from the water, say these Hawaiian mermen who meet every incoming liner, shouting for a chance to display their skill. Although the boys manage to snag nine out of every ten coins thrown from shipboard, officials estimate that between $25,000 and $30,000 are Imbedded in the mud of the harbor bottom. UK STU TUX By HARRELL E. LEE AUSTIN, April 22 (AP)—Texans read with interest the warning of Orov. Marland of Oklahoma that unless major purchasers of crude increased their posted prices a higher oil tax would be levied. Texas and Okianoma tax oil on a percentage of value basis and the states' revenues therefore increase as the price advances. If the price should rise in Oklahoma there would be a corresponding increase in this state. The Texas levy is 2 3-4 per cent of value of 2 3-4 cents per barrel, whichever is greater. The larger part of the collections now is on the percentage basis because most Texas oil is selling for more than $1 a barrel. Another rise in the price of crude might weaken the demand for a substantially larger percentage levy. 'Proposals have been made in the current legislative session that the rate be more than doubled. Legislators who had little opportunity to travel over Texas before being elected had a chance this session to become acquainted with the varied topography and resources of the Lone Star state. Week-end inspection trips have been made to the lower Rio Grande Valley, the Big Bend of the Rio Grande in far West Texas,. Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock, the Panhandle, Texas prison properties in southeast Texas, and several other points. A sub-committee of the House game and fisheries committee even went as far as southeast Louisiana to look into efefcts of oil drilling in coastal waters. The House was considering the usual motion to recess from Friday noon until Monday. It had been working with a bare quorum and many representatives expected to leave a short time later to visit East Texas Teachers college at Commerce. Earl Huddleston, bachelor Representative from Coryell county, urged his colleagues to agree to an afternoon session. "I like pretty girls myself," he said, "and'I understand there are lots of them at Commerce but we can wait until tomorrow to see them." The body worked a while longer but soon lost its quorum. Generally the Representatives from a heavy oil producing district votes i against a high oil levy, the man from a gas district against a large gas tax and so forth. Mark young Rep. Eugene Talbert of Tyler down a san exception. Although from a city in which numerous oil companies ha've headquarters, he voted to raise the oil production tax to six percent of value. SCOTT ADVISES TO NEW YORK, April 23 (/P)—Everett (Deacon) Scott, the "iron man" of another big league era, is back in the big town after 12 years with a bit of advice for Lou Oehrig, his successor as baseball's most indestructible player: The advice: "Oehrig should quit. Keeping that consecutive game record doesn't do him any good, it'll slow him up in the end." The Deacon knows whereof he speaks. Bat*, in 1925, the same year Oehrig started his record breaking consecutive game streak, which has now reached 1,809, Miller Huggins sent Peewee Wannlger in at shortstop for the Yanks to replace Scott. That ended the deacon's string of 1,307 successive games. Shortly afterwards Scott was traded to Washington. Until he returned, yesterday, to bowl in the A. B. C., Scott had not been back to'New York. He's happy and prosperous. "I own a big place in Fort Wayne, Ind., 18 bowling alleys and 10 billiard tables," added Scott. "Haven't had much of a chance to see any big league games since I left Read- Ing, my last professional stand as ft ball player. 1 wanted to go but'and see the Yanks, but it rained. ' ' "1 don't know about Oehrfg, but that streak of m'ne slowed me down," he went on. "1 started one season With a sprained ankle, played lots of games when 1 should have been resting. In the end it hurts you more than itjielps." CANNING'S HEtt DISH WHEELER, 'i-sx. (ff) — Mrs. Jess Crowder of Wheeler has Won 22 ribbons at regional and state fairs since sh6 began canning meats, fruits and vegetables six years ago, a part Of a home demonstration club program. CROSS CHILDREN MAY HAVE WORMS W«tch for upwt little itonuchJ, bid brcilh, fretfulnMs, loss of weight, Itching traund nose tnd arms. They m«y hive pin or round worms. Whlte'l Cream Vermifuge hu lately and for vein, reliably expelled the Worms ind toned the delicate tract. Whlte'l Cream Vermifuge recommended by druggliti. Cretney Drug Store Dr. Stanley T. Martin Announces the opening of offices at 204 Combs-Worley Bldg. Practice of Medicine and Surgery They're Good and Hot! —These Specials of Dilley's Cakes— 2 Layer Gold-N-Sno Cake... 35c The famous Orange Layer Cake with boiled Divinity icing and the Orange filling. , . Chocolate Malted Milk Layer Cake — Iced with the fudge icing Silver Layer Cake —• Iced with the Butter Cream Icing These specials at your Grocer's or at our RETAIL SHOP. DILLEY'S BAKERY 307 S. Ouyler Phone 377 WE SPECIALIZE IN SPECIALS 35c BREAKFAST ROLLS ON PARADE v Look them over! - • ..; Individual rolls, also .the Tally-Ho-Nut Roll. The roll for the family, a new roll all dressed up for your Sunday Morning Breakfast. MAMMOTH MARINE HIPPODROME '': •' -•• ,• , ':. 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