Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on February 14, 1935 · Page 2
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PAGE TWO THE PAMPA POSt TtttJftStiAlr EVENING, 14, 1935 EDITORIAL COOPERATION, COORDINATION NEEDED Pampa in many respects is an ever-organized city. Its hundreds of organizatio7is require an astonishing amount ftf time from a relatively small body of citizens. Yet there is ample evidence that along some lines it is under- organized. It has strong city and county departments, whose duties and responsibilities overlap, but a minimum of coordination in their efforts. It has half a dozen relief bodies, but no closely-knit relief program covering all phases of the problem. _County responsibility is restricted by legal interpretations and self-imposed. ruling of the commissioners. City responsibility is limited both by policy and lack of funds. Church and civic, club responsibility is restricted by lack of funds and a certain overlapping of efforts. Federal obligations are limited by regulations from which there is no appeal. Such obligations are imposed by strict regulations from which there is no local appeal. Hospitalization of the indigent sick is the No. 1 problem. Here is the federally imposed limitation: "These funds may not be used for the payment of hospital bills or for providing general institutional care. THESE NECESSARY SERVICES TO THE DESTITUTE SHOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH STATE OR LOCAL FUNDS". And here is the state limitation: "You may not exceed 21/2 per cent of state funds for hospitalization, an no federal funds may be used for hospitalization." Th 2i/> per cent is wholly inadequate. When, the community may well ask, are those in an thority in various relief-dispensing groups going to co ordinate their programs, as should be done, through community relief council? Dusting The Covers Of Texas History For THE TEXAS CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF 1936 No more hospitable suppers were held at the various homes in the Trxas communities. The roads leading to and from the larger cities were marked by the tramping feet. Mid occasionally closely - cropped grass shov.-ed thai nervous hands holding swords were not keeping the right formation. The enemy Mexicans had brought disaster with them. Fathers, husbands, and young friends had been killed at the Aln- mo in a merciless assault. It was reported that Goliad would be the next, place of attack, and fear- stricken families .were trying to move to places of safety. Refugio leaders implored Gen. Sam Houston to send soldiers to their aid. and on the evening: of March 10, Captain King was sent with about 30 men from Goliad to Refugio. On the way. he was captured by Mexicans. Nevcrthplesj:. some of his men slipped through the lines (hat night ind reported their misfortune. Col. Fnnnin at once dispatched Sol. Ward with 150 men when he neard of King's fntc. Historians believe that if Fannin had not allowed his men to be divided, the retreat could have been effected sooner, and they might have been successful in preventing the Goliad tragedy. It is not certain just exactly what happened to King. Ward reached him March 14, but King either refused to serve under Ward, or thought he could serve better elsewhere, for he took his men and left Wartj. On the morning of the 14th, Col. TJrrea of Santa Anna's forces attacked Ward, but having taken refuge in the mission, the Americans withstood the attack. King attacked Urrea frcm the rear, but his men were captured, and some were killed when they were hastily pursued by the cavalry. A fresh norther, bringing with it piercing coldness for March, and the limitless blackness of the night was a God-send to Ward. He and his men took advantage of the elements, and crept away in the night from the mission, which was surrounded by the Mexican guard. They were captured the next day, however, and 30 were shot; the others, Mexicans, were freed. Although Ward's men finally reached Victoria on March 22, 100 of them surrendered to Urrea. Trjey were sant back to Goliad and shot five days later. Th.e echo of bullets was sounding throughout the entire southern part of the territory. Goliad was to be next. Then, with renewed courage and. vengeance burning in their souls, the Texans were to fight for liberty—nnd get it. Their achievement will be commemorated by the Texas Centennial celebrations of 1930. THE NEW DEAL IN WASHINGTON -BY RODNEY DUTCHER- NEA Service Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON.—Senator Jim Couzens of Michigai aroused an enthusiastic curiosity here when he assertec that whoever wrote the five billion dollar work-relief bil ought to be hanged. "Not in effigy, but physically/ Couzens explained. Diligent snooping produces evidence that if the idea to be carried out, the populace will be treated to a spec tacle akin to a Nazi or Hussion purge. Couzens said he understood the real authors were Bej Cohen, chief counsel for the National Power Policy Com mittee and prpbable successor to Ferdinand Pecora on the SEC, and Donald Richberg, whom you all know. But Cohen had nothing to do with the bill and Rich berg- merely gave assent at a conference which consid ered it. This astonishing measure, which in effect gives the president five billion dollars to spend at his discretion was born somewhere between the Treasury and the Bud get Bureau—which are like ham and eggs since Director Lew Douglas quit the latter—and was then passed with great secrecy around the town. Quite a few changes Avere made. Harry Hopkins had an early crack at it. He called in a celebrated New Deal legal wizard, who helped him make a couple of rather minor alterations. You can be sure that when the bill left Hopkin's it had no reference to ".security" payments, the bill's term for the controversial low wages to be paid on work relief jobs. That part was inserted later, at Roosevelt's insistence. The bill was passed on to Attorney General Cummings, Secretary Ickes, and a few other fellows. Even the celebrated Dr. Tugwell mulled it over. Finally it got back to the Treasury building. There Secretary Morgenthau, Admiral Peoples, and Budget Director Bell had a semi-final say on the measure as it then stood, with the White House itself giving the last okay. * He * * Criticism from among those helpers is directed not so much at the bill as at the apparently hazy White House idea that the relief problem can be solved or eliminated by a four-billion dollar work relief scheme in 1935^36. On the basis of explanations from the White House, few believe it can. As for the furore on Capitol Hill, except as it relates to wages and grudges against Ickes, one of the New Dealers who worked on the bill says: "Of course it's a bad bill, if you think it grants far more power for spending and rejiggering than any one man should have. "But we have to choose between the president and pork and who will say, except in Congress, that we should choose pork? Tossing that four billions to Congress to spend was a thought too awful to contemplate. # * # * This idea gains strength from the simple fact that in the Senate, where the bill has gone after passage by the House, the opposition is unco-ordinated and no one has yet thought of a plausable alternative. Even the Senate progressives, who would like to liberalize the thing, haven't yet been able to think of any improvement on Senator LaFollette's idea of increasing the fund to something like 10 billions. CAPITOL CHATTER BY CHARLES E. SIMONS I Two death cases presented were de^ nlecl. Governor Allred has definite recommendations pending before the legislature on crime control. He believes one of the most effective ways to make convicts realize their AUSTIN, Feb. 14. (^P)—Governor James V. Allred has adhered to the letter of his declaration thtrt his acts of executive Clemency would be governed by recommendations of the board of pardons and paroles. Governor Allred was a severe critic of the pardon policies of past governors, believing that convicts with money nnd influence thereby were enabled to obtain freedom while their less fortunate fellows remained in prison. The day he assumed office the governor issued a proclamation advising pardon seekers to present their cases to the board of pardons before coming to the executive office. The board's recommendations have been followed in every instance. Governor Allred also has relied solely on its decisions in respect to offenses against society is to make them serve a suitable time on. their sentences but trt the same time keep alive a hope of release if they conduct themselves properly anc show a disposition to again become useful citizens. To that end he recommended changes in the law regulating the pardon board. Control over : lease of convicts would be from the governor and that responsibility placed with the board. • There is considerable sentiment in the legislature for enactment of B law that would insure fair and impartial treatment of all convicts; Under the proposal definite conditions would be set up under which convicts could be paroled, such as goc<j behavior, general demeanor and willingness to work. The law would provide that after a convict had served the minimum on his sentence his case automatically would be presented to the pardon ward. It would come up regardless of whether lie petitioned for a pardon or parole. Instances have been reported where prisoners without friends to :ake up their cause have remained in prison for years. Under an equitable system they would have been entitled to release. Another bill pending would require the pardon board to advertise applications for pardons in the county of conviction with motive of ,he application sent to the posecut- ng attorney and sheriff and, where possible, to the injured parties. This would insure that no convict would De released without a full hearing. In some instances folks back home liave learned of the release of a' convict only after he returned and lad been seen on the streets. The bill also would limit fees ,hat could be collected by an at- £rney represening a convict before the board. Use Daily NEWS Classified Ads. B LUBRICATING CO. Runner soline B & B Oils CLARENCE Fisk Tires THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS Published evenings except Saturday, and Sunday morning by fcampa Daily N«WB, inc., 322 West Foster, Pafnpa, Texas UNK, Gen. Mgf.; PHUJP B. POND, Business Mgr.; OLIN E. HINKLE, Managing Editor MEMBER OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.—Pull Leased Wire. The Associated Frees is exclusively entitled to the use for pubflcatlon of all wews dispatches credited to or not otherwise credited In thi» newspaper and also the local news published herein. All rights for re-publication of special dia- patches herein also are reserved. Sintered as second-clftss matter March 15, 1927, at the jwstofflce at Pampa, Texas, under the Act ot March 3, 18fr9. , SUBSCRIPTION BATES OF THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS By Carrier in Fntnpa One Year $8.00 Six* Months $3.00 One Month $.60 One Week $.15 By Mail In Gray and Adjoining Conn ties One Year $B.M Six Months $2.76 Three Months $1.50 One Month $.60 By Mail outside Gray and Adjoining Counties One Year $7.00 Six Months $3.75 Three Months ...:.$2.10 One Month ..$.78 NOTICE—It is not the intention of this newspaper to cast reflection upon the character of 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. OUTOUR WAY . By WILLIAMS THE NEWFANGLES (Mom'n Pop) •DO VOU THIMK, PER OWE MINUTE, I CAW KEEP MIMD GM EVEN A MURDER STORY WITH YOU WITH SCISSORS, AMD VOUR. TOMGUE OUT? AND PACT. ©1935 BY NEA SERVICE. INC. HEfcOESffr PINE T 1 GO PLACES' IN HIS BIRTHDAY SU1T- HE'LL STAY PUT MY TWIN BROTHER MUST LIKE ft AROUND HERE.. I DON'T HEAR WWTWN& OUT And Al- Does as He Pleases! UT DCWN THE HALL, LOCKED IN SMOOTHS SMITH'S BATHROOM, THE REN. WINDY is OP TO NO GOOD I GOT ONE WIRE ALMOST IN TWO.TT TOOK THE. COUNTOF MONTE CRISTO NINE VE&RS T'BAW HIS WAY TO FREEDOM, AND NO COUNT EVER, DONE ANYTHING A KUHN COULDN'T DC BfCK- TO THE HOME FOLKS AT TOMKINS CORNER'S/PER AND. THE. MINUTE VOU SNARE THIS DAN L.ONG, CALL N\E!AND REMEMBER, LAY OFP THET-RILLS / SNMDOTW'LL NEVER Bt THE V/1SEP, t\ND I'LL ONLY STAY A MINUTE -WILL SUE BE GLAD © 1935 BY NEA SERVICE, INC.-; ByjCOWAN OH AL, VOUR TOOT51EX. BUT, TOOTS, WOOTSIE HAS BEEN SO \ SUGAR WE, LONESOME-I'LL NEVER I 1 GOTTA &0, LET YOU LEAVE N\E V I TEU. VOU AGAIN YOU CAN COME. DOWN TO TOMKINS CORNERS T'SEE ME.' ALLEY OOP I CU&HTA B CLOSE TO ' VILUAGe,e.YMOW Cardy Doesn't Live Here Any More! By HAMLIN HUH, 72 FUMNYf MOT A SOUL IU SIGHT.' WOfJDSR WHERE .© 1935 BY NEA°eERVICV;. INC. T. M. RE&tiTJ. PAT. OFF. WELL, I'LL BE A STEGOSAUG'S TOE-NAIL IF THIS PLACE AINT DESEETED.' BY TH 1 LOOKS OF IT, THERE'S BEEM WO OME, LIUIW HERE FOR QUITE OH, DIANA I K. HE is, HE'S Go i A UOTTA NERVE SENDlN YA_JTHESE HVBEV / DAY r \ r 7 r'\ L,^i$ Spring or Autumn? By FLOWERS The scientist who drank heavy water and lived has nothing on .many Americons who have survived 1 bootleg liquor. This movement for single house state legislatures is promising as a step toward no legislatures at all. A law is being sought in Germany to prevent hunters from telling tall tales of their adventures. Those Germans take everything so seriously. Ohio is collecting a sales tax to prove to the rest of the country that people are buying. Whatever you may th'ink of the Rev. Father Coughlin, when he tells his listeners to wire Washington for any , reason at all, the telegraph companies are all for him. TAVERN OWNER KILLED FORT WORTH, Feb. 14 (ff}~ A. P. (Bright Eyes) McCorstin, 40, jmrt owner of a beer tavern here, 5w shot six times ant} killed early Jtoday In an argument with the ~t>t bartender of tlie place. Wil- H. Gate?, the bartender, said fired a« he lay prone on the after MoCorstin had struck with a bottle and jumped on i' 'phest witty both knees. AUTO SUGGESTION ST. LOUIS UP}— George P. Manley doesn't feel the time is right for him to purchase a new automobile, so he has decided to seek a divprce instead. In a divorce petition here he said hip wife kept him awake nights trying to-p^rsuade him to buy e, new automobile until he,was required to leave home to avpid ^ nervous breakdown. LOOK, r J ' THERE'S A NOTE WITH OH--HOW ROMANTIC HE SAYS,*MUST I •4LWAV S WORSHIP VOU FROM AFAR? HM-M-M-'PEOS'LY SOME OLD suv IN. HIS SECOND CHILDHOOD r THAT'S HE .SIGN HIMSELF 7 ^—-? IT SAY, DIANA? SCORCHY SMITH Determination on Both Sides! MAPDOX? -You TKlNK tie PID IT f -THE Guy You MESSED UP INI MIAMI ? WHATS THE IDEA — HE CAN'T FIGHT HIS REVOLUTION up HERE - -THAT MAKES IjJO DIFFERENCE T& MADPOX. -HE'LU &O.ANVTMIN(?TO KCEP US FROM REACHING SOUTH AMERICA -He's COWARD- -TMATS A? CLOSE- AS CAN COMB TO A DESCRIPTION OF THE FELLOWS, SCORC.HV BOTH WERE TOUGH-LOOKING i HEARD A CAR STOP OUTSlPE, BUT THOUGHT OF IT UNTIL. APPEARED AT DOOR- -NOPQUBT IT, M C &RUSEI?. THAT WAS AU, KK3HT ! -HE'S MoTowy TOUGH, HE!S PLEKTVSMART/ we'v/e ear* FIGHTON OUR HANDS R?OM C»J / ITS UP To OS T& OUTSMART HIM. MY JOB IS T& GET THESE PLflNES THROUGH, AND I'M SSfflftTk^S&Vv PO (T// ^•'^'^ By TERRY ft BfiowNSviue Horn ROOM, WPPOX RECEIVES SOME ^rSffSS^^;^ ™ ™» -H LO.ER MEK.CO OR CENTRAL AMeRICA, STAYING HER?, SIMMONS —KEEP IN TOUCH WITH us By WIRE, I WANT To KNOW EVERY MOME HE MAKES I GET

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