«,*> [TOR AL . th<5 WHAT IS THEORY Ot PENSIONS? jfVlth the Texas legislature struggling with financing ti'jtyo. ,sge pensions, it behooves Texans to decide on " ,jjfinciples involved, 7$iefe are two leading opinions. One is that Texas Vojtefs approved an old age pension for the destitute. IThe .p.ther is that an old age pension is a retirement Istip^nei earned during earlier years of toil. The first lilight be financed with a few millions a year; the second would require, it is estimated, beyond 25 millions annually. Your figures depend upon whether the payments are to be made only tp the destitute who have no relatives able to support them. If the question of relatives is to be raised, the pension will be little more than a system which .counties are supposed to have been following to Some degree for years. Some counties grant pensions, others .have been poor farms. Few, if any, pay as much ; as s the $15 per month which is allowed under the state amendment. In addition to the pensions, the cost of administration in the 254 counties would be huge under any system handled on a case basis. Deciding when an applicant's relatives 'were able to support him would involve much investigation and possibly include some political wire pulling. Arid those who have envisioned the "citizen emeritis" idea, or ini other words the retirement pension plan, will certainly be disappointed to find they are being handed ju^VsinotKer relief system. What the legislature will do is not .yet .clear, but only a sales tax would support a retirement pension and we do not believe this legislature is ,U;k<5ly, to approve a sales tax over the opposition of the governor. It Appears likely that the aged will continue to compete with the young in business and that only the really destitute will be pensioned when the system is launched. No -other beginning would, perhaps, be wise. We can erect a social security system, with its huge cost, only on the basis of experience and experiment. Eventually, we believe, a sales tax will be voted and a more liberal policy on pensions evolved. This will de- pisrid milch upon whether politics enters into the steps first .to be taken. True, we have technological unemployment and a surplus of labor, but the life span is broadening and Texas has an enormous number of persons who would be eligible to pensions were age the only major eligibility requirement. There ,is a rather general opinion that those with means should not be pensioned. But who can define means in such a way that politics .will Jiot enter? Farley Feints to increasing P. (X Receipts CHICAGO, Sept. 25. W)—Steadily rising postal receipts as a reliable barometer of business conditions Were termed evidence of "returning prosperity" by postmaster Ofenernl Barnes A. Farley in an address prepared for dejivelry t6- day t>6fore the National AssociWito of Postmasters. "This steady Increase in postal receipts is 'gratifying tb all of us Jn the administration. It means an increase in a definite ratio of the nation's business. The curve 6f posts! receipts almost exactly parallels the upcurve of prosperity during the past three years." The postmaster general said postal income had Increased from $588,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 1932 to $630,000,000 for the past fiscal year, despite the re- dutlon in rates for local postage which, he said, resulted in a loss of income of $21,000,000 a year. Answering critics who contended the post office department showed rt deficit instead of a surplus, he said, "by this they mean that if I should include among the regular post office expenses the expenditures which the government is making in air mail and merchant marine subsidies, we would be in the red. "Actually, the air mall subsidy is for the purpose of developing aviation. It might be properly chargeable to the war and navy departments of the department of commerce. _ Oil Productitm Shows Increase TULSA, Okla., Sept. 25. (#)—All major fields contributed to an increase of 25,556 barrels in crude oil production last week, the Qil and Gas Journal reports. Output advanced from 2,785,843 to 2,811,399 barrels. California production increased from 636,000 to 643,750 ban-els daily. Oklahoma production rose 1,500 barrels daily to an average of 494,825 barrels. There was an advance of 7,166 barrels in Texas, from 1,071,569 to 1,078,735 barrels. East Texas output was up 1,435 barrels at 483,919. Runs advanced from 147,400 to 151,500 barrels in Kansas; from THE NEW DEAL III WABHINGTOI* WILLIS THORNTON 1,7 Composer of the score of "Carmen." 11 fiecause.' 12 Venerated. 14 Tanner's vessel. Answer fo Previous i& Adjusted as ft. watcfi. 10 garden .tool. 2p Td tun away. &t Cove'r. 23 Augurs. 24 Rubber wheel pad. 26J 1 ence door. '27'Cre'dIt. 29 "Carmen" gave him world fame as a (pl.). 32 Musical note, 33 Pronoun. 35 Family name. 35 By. 37 Window glass. 39 Still. 40 pirt.tn smoke. QQQQ !aH ^E? 1 ? HEL3 11 This fcdmfcbser is —-J- by nationality. 13 Scarlet. 15 Exam'lhcr. 17 Poefn. 19 DecafS. 21 tJne»eh. 23 Disposes. 26 Mooley apple.' 26 Jewel. 28 To sleep. 30 To peefi. ' |R IE IE IDTS FIE IWIEIR IS I IRIEI5 42 Heavy voltume.68 Werlmee wrote , the . ' .VERTICAL 1 ftnce end. 2 fungus, disease. 3 Railroad. 4 To 'seciira. 43 Slender. \ ^ 45 Venomous \ snake. ' 48 Unit. 49 To exist 50 Grief. 61 Either. 63 Advertisement. G Bad. 54 Meat. 6 half 65 Inlet. 57 This was •32 Part of eye. 34 Sloping Way. 36 Game played onjip.rs'eback. 38 Northeast. a tone. 7 Cot. 8 Structural unit based on gypsy 9 To elude. filiTs romance.10 To sefze... , 42 Sacred interdiction. 44 Badge of valor.' 4G Insensibility- • 47 Maize. 60 Strife. ' 62 River. 64 Masculine . pronoun. fi6,Av.4nu>;(abbi'.) 111,430 to 112,590 barrels in the Rocky mountains. Eastern production, including Michigan's, increased from 148,466 to 152,566 barrels. MISTAKE CATERPILLAR SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 25 (£>>—It wasnt necessary at all, but Private ^William C. Becker of Bandolph field, became a member of the Caterpillar club. While flying as c, passenger in an army plane, the pilot, Mrst Lieut. .D. H. .Alkire, s'igr naied for practice landings. .Becker misunderstood and went overboard with" his parachute. AMP A DAILY N *- **» + lj ^ sw ** #mjs* !*$ a.fop'; iipS&.Mehi otffl.i. awgia, Maatgtof Mgr.; MEMBER OP *aB;-AasOCIATEO PRSBS.-fttll JMra*ed Wife. The Ai4o41«t6d iPt&jt U _ _.., .titled to..the,.use.for publicfttioii of 'UTfiSWa •fflSpStcTiSI efgtlttga 'to.bt not othefWJS .ctettltW.lii newspaper and USo the local h«wa iyuTMlffied titfNiln. All rights forf re-publication at tpeckl pattt«B fiMStd'Stto afe teferVatf,;; i>". . .. <; ' ..<: ,^ J J ,> ,j M; :/."•• Entered a* Second-claw matter MArOQ II, 1627, ** th* fwstoHiM tt Patnpa, Tttai. ttifflff tfa* A6t March 3. 1879. SCBSCRlPTlON .RATES *•' ' ' on* jttu ........ I8.fi* Blx Months * w By Mall to 0 One ,*•« ....... '.**.<» a* Months •••' < :' By Mall ,t*» ...... *.lt« Six Monffii r . fe . 1 .. 4 , a u- ... .,. ..»,.-..i.Tf A DAltt NEWS: ;T? <&¥Mpti&i ......j..| .tt otie W«*k ..*.«...*» J ana AdJolfflhg Cdtthtle* . tie ,7.,.,*!UO -• •• -i 3il • 4*4* *9 *^^ ...M>tV» •..^ t ....n ;;• .;...,. ..»,.•..».« ,iH me • M.'i-ri L-—_'vi r h,-i tt-i' ', i,r i •'•'• ••< —_— u_j| • . ..•.'''.. '•*••' NOTICE—It la not the Intention of this newspaper to cast reflection (Upon the cnaracter 6f ftnyoh« knowingly and If through error It should, the management - will appreciate having attention called to tame, and will gladly and fully correct any •rroneoua statement made. •• • «-V' V > ^ 'IT*' i L*. *- V OUR ten _ '_ V'jKajj"! _ A. MCT I' A HUNDRED—VfeS, \ TWO MUMDRED—SO 1 WOW'T . ® 1»M»y'flEA SERVICE, INC. t.'m,REO.U.>. PAT, BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES G. A. Is Sore NEA Service Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON—When the trucking industry begins to holler that railroads are undercutting it with newly lowered rates, that's news. For years the railroads have been hollering that trucks were undercutting them. NowKthe American Trucking Association is before the Interstate Commerce Commisison with an appeal against certain reduced railway rates just put in effect between California and Oregon. . It charges that the new rail rates are "not a bona fide proposal to meet competition, but-a device to destroy the trucking industry." Which is exactly, word for word, the wail that, has been going up from the railroads for years against truck competition. On Oct. 1 begins the first organized effort to iron out fair relationships between trains and trucks.. The Motor Carrier act goes in effect on that day, and the owners of 725,000 trucks expected to be affected are scurrying around to determine their position under the act. Joseph B. Eastman, federal co-ordinator of transportation and chairman of Division 7, Motor Carriers, of the Interstate Commerce Commission, is doing some little scurrying, too. Even to find the 325,000 common and contract-for-hire trucks, and the 400,000 private units affected', is something of a job. During debate on the bill, it was freely predicted that the trucking act will be harder to enforce than the 18th amendment. * * * * Regulation of railroads is a snap beside regulating trucks. You can always at least find a railroad. The private trucking units come under safety regulation p.nly, but interstate trucking for hire is now to be subject to regulation comparable to that of the railroads, including very specific authority to regulate hours and condjtipns of work. That means something to you if you ever drive your car on a through highway used 1 as a truck route. For the National Safety Council found that it is not unusual for truck drivers to be on the road for 30 hours at a stretch, and there have been too many accidents due to su'ch drivers falling asleep at the wheel. * * * * The Labor Department is rapidly building up one of $ie ']best libraries on labor and child welfare topics in tfie world. .Installed in modern surroundings in the new Ljibor Building, it A°W has almost 200,000 books and bound pahphlets and reports, available to lawmakers, departriieiital people, and students of labor subjects. /This .library receives 2,000 periodicals from 57 countries .and is, coming to be more and 1 more useful .to al- phab0tical agencies such as PER A, PWA, and TVA, which run into knotty labor problems. * * * * ,'TwentyTfour correspondents who regularly cover the S^te,. Department have started a pool on the Italo-Eth- Fo_piiii ,wa*. J&ch man has guessed when Ke. thinks • the War "will begin j the one coming nearest gets the pool. Only-three of the 24 guessed "no war." Sing Sing gridders ready for opening game. Probably can't w^it to g-et their hands on the opposing guards. Whenever a power annoys Great Britain, it seems to -of "Quick, the fleet!" TWc G^ TO WNOr.ViNU.VE DAsSV\tO OP TO TO ^Z V? E.V.VAB5. STILL. WkS FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS /- : '• ^ IF MEMBERS OF TOE FOOTBALL TEAM ARE GOING TO GET SWELL-HEADED AND MOT TRAIN AS TME^ SHOULD, WE OUGHT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT / IT!? Making! By BLOSSER WHAT CAN WE DO? WE CAW'T / NO, JOAN, ShOV, THEM \ BUT HOW IT '' WE'RE SHOULD BE ) WOMEN, i DONE ' A AREWT ^'^ WE? 1 ,•<*&. BUT GLORIA ,vVHATS THAT GOT TO DO .WITH IT ? J VyE'LL REFUSE TO GIVE THEM, VPATES UNTIL THEY PRODUCE * /, WINNING TEAM ». WE'LL. GET EVER^f GIRL IN SCHOOL TO 00 THE SAME .'/ 7j XI ^it^AND SUPPOSE THEY. GET MAD AND REFUSE TO SHAVE UNTIL WE 'PATE. THEM -HOW WOULD THAT BE SAY, IF THEY ALL AT THE END OF THREE MONTHS AND/POOLED THEIR ENTIRE HARVEST: THEY'D STILL BE THREE BEARDS SHORT-.'. STUFRWGS FOR BEAN, 1 BAG -// <j THE NEWFANGLES (Moro'n Pop) the Last Shall Be e facVthat E.thipplans like tp be ibarefo'oted should &oe,ffa'leswen. Jtalia.n.Uq^d lite *nay have the 'eU -ent for * e8ilth 9 r '" WHATAWA'aHOUT YOU TURNED FEROETTIN ' AH DOAMBWM£S V YEAH,, VAMSTAH ViANCfV- VAN' tWV : HEN4S IVNAH CHIN-LET -/GMNVlTi HWE IT.'AH A TO VA ; WIN6 BAOCED THE WRONG HORSE, ON A TIP/ ' OOGWTA. SOCK SOU ON 3SE PER GOOD LUCK/ ABE CONVINCEO THW THE $200 THEY BET ON REVENUER.AT 20 TO I, THE FIFTH "W^ ^ ALLEY OOP UOOKIT THAT PTERANQQOW GQ ^ , POOR OL'"OOP -^. ly COWAN Moo's Not .Even a Flag S'top HlRWMilSf ~t. I i " t' f ?<" fij *< (EV1S35 BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. RED. U. 8. PAT. Off,JVt L el sftu- , i ' ,' .' "^ » V7 v ^ ' \ ' . >«f,,'« A 1 V " ' > " N u«," ' <^ ! -'
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