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Corsicana, Texas
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' >'<< HIT 001&OANA 8BUI»'WIIBKCT LUJHTi FRIDAY, MARCH f, W8f. VIATORS PROPOSE AMENDMENT CALLING FOR NATIONAL VOTE ATTACK OR THREATENED ATTACK WOULD BE OUTSIDE PROPOSED PLAN WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 —OS 3 )—Twelve senators proposed today a constitutional amendment to give the people the sole right to declare an overseas war. The resolution would provide for a national referendum on whether such a war should be declared. The referendum would be held when congress deemed "a national crisis to exist. A referendum would not be necessary for a declaration of war, however, In case of attack, or Immediately threatened attack, upon the United States or Us possessions. Neither would a referendum be held If any non-American nation attacked or threatened to attack any country In the Western hemisphere. Senator LaFollette (Prog.-Wls.) one of the signers of the referendum proposal, said In a statement that It would be "a final check against secret diplomacy that may decoy us Into a foreign w" against our will." Besides LaFollette, signers of the resolution were Senators Bone of Washington, Clark of Idaho, Clark of Missouri, Donahey of Ohio, and Murray and Wheeler of Montana, all Democrats; Capper of Kansas, Frazier of North Dakota and Nye of North Dakota, Republicans; Lundecn and Shipstead, both Mlnesota Farmer-La- borltes. Bill Under Debate, The constitutional amendment was proposed while the senate continued debate on the administration's $358,000,000 air corps and army expansion bill. Senator Borah (R-Ida.) told re porters In advance of resumption of debate that the measure was "just a lot of bluff and jltterlsm." Senator Clark, also of Idaho, opposed the bill In his maiden speech in congress. The war referendum proposal was advanced in the last congress, but was shelved in the house. Borah, ranking minority member of the senate foreign relations committee, told reporters the 3,700 additional planes which would be authorized under the program "are more than the army can use.' He said military experts had admitted this to him. Borah to Speak Later. '•Borah said he would make senate speech on the bill later The measure would provide $358,000,000 for additional planes and a,viat!on personnel, for strengthening Panama Canal defences and for "educational" purchases to familiarize manufacturers with army equipment needs. .Other developments of the day: • -Paul C. Kelly, vice president of the American Retail Federation, suggested that congress grant a measure of tax relief by limiting application of the federal unemployment compensation tax to the —gt $3,000 of an individual's Witnesses from widely separat- en parts 'of the country asked the hqfcBe agriculture committee to approve a cost-of-productlon farm 6111 a sa substitute for the present farm program. » Joseph B. Eastman, member of the interstate commerce subcommittee announced in favor of a proposal to give the ICC additional power to establish through railroad routes. 'Willis J. Bellinger, advisor to the federal trade commission, told the monopoly investigating committee free competition was essential, if this country was to avoid some form of authoritarian government. Debate on Foreign Policy In Senate WASHINGTON, Feb 28.-(*V- An- outburst of oratory on foreign policy forced senate leaders today to abandon plans for quick passage of the $358.000,000 army expansion .bill. . A series of lengthy addresses , that started yesterday showed signs of continuing for several days.- • . • , The hill, which would carry out a major portion of President Jloosevelt's defense program, would .provide $300,000,000 for air MjV corps expansion: $23,750,000 for *• Panama canal defense, and $34,- Decision Supreme Court Is Basis For Wholesale Discharge NEWARK, N. J., March 2.—W) —The wholesale discharge of 240 workers who participated In a two-day sit-down strike at the J. E. Mergott company was effected today, a company spokesman said, under a recent United States supreme court ruling which declared an employer could not be forced to reinstate persons discharged for sit-down striking. The supreme court, ruling on a Chicago case In which the NLRB attempted to force a metallurgical company to reinstate workers discharged after a sit-down, declared the board had no right to compel such reinstatements and had exceeded its authority In attempting to do so. MIDDLE WESTERN DUSINESS PROTESTS RATES REVISION SOUTHERN DEMAND FOR BROAD REVISION BRINGS OPPOSITION 500,000 for "educational orders" to familiarize manufecturers with army noods. Senator Clark (D-Mo) served notice he would fight for an amendment limiting the army to 6,500 planes, the total voted by the house. The senate committee approved a. limit of 6,000. Senator Johnson (D-Colo) disclosed one point of controversy had been removed by an army decision to withdraw Its support of a proposal exempting the "educational order" from existing labor standards legislation. (The present law forbids government contracts with manufacturers who fall to observe designated labor Itandards.) John L, Lewis of the CIO called yesterday on Senator Barkley, the democratic yeador, to urge that the army exemption be eliminated. Despite Indications of prolonged debate, all conceded the bill would be approved by a big majority. Senator Nye said he would read the senate excerpts from debate In the French chamber of deputies in which the purchase of American military planes was discussed. He said the French debate Indicated some members thought the planes had been purchased here "for credit reasons" rather than for military reasons. While the senate considered the army bill, the house leadership tlcketeded the $1,700,000,000 treas- ury-postofflce appropriations bill for passage. Committees in both the house and senate considered measures to eliminate freight rate differentials between the north and south. The house coinage commltee tackled the touchy Issue of continuing the administration's $2,000,000,000 stabilization fund. . Linked with it is the question of renewing the Presidents power to revalue the dollar. Both the fund and the revaluation Authority expire June 30. Business Advisory Council to Meet WASHINGTON, Feb. Secretary Hopkins' business advisory council will meet Thursday to give Its opinion on the recent administration overtures toward government-Industry co-operation The group of about 60 Industrial and financial leaders will deliberate in the light of "no new tax" promises from administration officials, of the president's labor peace proposal, and of Hopkins' plea for stimulants to private investment in industry..' Council members are reported to regard taxes and labor as the fields in which the government can best assist business and they are expected to authorize committees to study suggestions in thees fields. The co-operation moveemnt also may mark an era of new Importance for the council, set up in 1933. It has made numerous reports, many of them criticising New Deal measures, but most ol the reports have been pigeonholed either In the commerce department or the White House. WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.— Senator Connally (D-Tex) an nounced today the senate subcommittee considering a bill to make the Connally "hot oil" act permanent would report the meas ure favorably Vlthout holding hearings. "Two years ago we held ex baustlve and complete hearings when the act came up for renew al," Connally said. "We have had no request for a hearing this year. All the testimony and data submitted at the former hearings is available. The situation Is un changed since then and no new issues have arisen. The act forbids interstate shipment of oil produced in exces of quotas fixed by state regula tory boards. Paint 'em Up Isn't It' Surprising What a Little Paint Will Do? U'We will paint your tractor with the best ! red enamel and restencil it with the Farmr-all Stencils all for the sum of $6.95. Why l,not' make it look like new and preserve it ...from decay when it costs so little? ll, the sun Is shining and If It continues as now, you will 'pUmtcprn next week.- Are -you ready? We have a Jot 'full of mules that you will need, also Implements that will do '• |jlf you are still thinking; of a tractor we have several used ones oroughly overhauled and guaranteed like new that you can y worth the money. ( Don't You Need a Truck or Pick-Up nave three Good Used Trucks and Three Used Plck-Ups, all .good condition, ready to go. Also, two Model A Ford Coupes id one Chevrolet car. Come In and talk trade with us. [pie Implement Company f-209 South Beaton - Corsicana CHAMBERLAIN SAYS FRANCO HAS GIVEN PROPER DURANCES WILL MAINTAIN INDEPENDENT NATION AND THERE WILL BE NO REPRISALS WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.—WV- A middle western business group >rotested today against southern lemand for broad revision of rolght rates, charging the demands were Inspired by the TVA. Senator Gunrey (R.-3. D.) pre- lented the protest by the Sioux Falls, S. D., Chamber of Commerce, before a senate interstate commerce committee considering bills by three southern senators 'or equalization of all freight rates. "We are informed that this leg- slatlon Is inspired by a study made by the Tennessee Valley Authority," the Sioux Falls Chamber said. "We have had no op- jortunlty to examine this study >ut from general knowledge of his subject we assume that a surplus of electric energy Is to be created and, in order to find consumers the district must be ndustrlallzed. "It appears cheap power is not sufficient to develop Industry in his section and transportation costs must be reduced. They must have cheaper transportation and this is to be Insured through compulsion In our interstate commerce act." The South Dakota group charged the proposed rate equal- ration would "place in the act a limit upon the application of ex- jerlenced judgment by the commission (ICC.)" Smaller Traffic. Asserting that South Dakota, under the present rate-making procedure was forced to pay higher rates than some areas, the chamber said the obvious reason was smaller traffic. The chamber said the proposed ICC amendments "must be applied to our rates and we know :hat there Is no demand for them here." No system of regulation Is perfect, it added, expressing belief 'experienced judgment and adequate deliberation Is far superior to direct regulation by statute." Two other South Dakotans urged the subcommittee to direct the ICC to make freight rates more equitable throughout the nation. They were S. W. W. Carr, representing the Aberdeen Commerce assolcatlons and R. B. Wlllard of Mltlchell, S. D. Ernest O. Thompson, Texas railroad commissioner, urged that congress order the I. C. C. to correct "discriminatory" rate differentials. Should Make Study. He told the subcommittee congress should provide men and money for the ICC to malts a study of the problem If the commission does not already have both available. Thompson warned against any rate system that "might be a stralghtjacket and so prove a. boomerang." Chairman Hill (D-Ala) said the sub-committee and congress was Interested In remedying "this hodge-podge rate situation which grew out of competition." Senator Connally (D-Tex) Interrupted to say ho was opposed to a rate system that "keeps manufacturing Isolated In Just one area," The proposed rate changes, Hill remarked, were not an "attempt to de-lndustrallze the east What we are trying to do is give all sections a chance at improving average incomes by industrdy." "It would . be supplementing rather than supplanting," said Thompson. Main Reason* Vanish. Thompson declared two princl pal reasons for lilgher freight rates In the south had vanished. One was greater operating expense of carriers in the south and the other lack of tonnage hauled. "It should be added that lower terminal costs In the south and southwest offset the line haul costs and thus average out the costs," the Texan said. "The ICC has the power to institute proceedings that would bring about the desired results What is needed is the order from the congress to put the power of the government behind this needed rate adjustment," Thomp' son said. He cited rapid development of the oil, sheep and wool industries as well as the gradual increase in production of agricultural commodities In Texas, as sources ol greatly expanded tonnage hauled by railroads In recent years. He said the Southwest could not develop Industrially under the present handicap of freight rate differentials. "The growth thftt has .taken place In Texas has largely been natural due to the resources In this section. But I do not think the growth can- be expected to continue, especially industrially if the products and manufactured articles can not be marketed which can not be done under in equitable freight rates. ^'Perhaps after an industry has been established and a movemen of tonnage is available, rates nee essary to move the products to the consuming territories would be established. "Ordinarily, however, invest ments will not be made with such uncertainty. Wants to Know Kates. "The investor wants to firs know what the freight rates are and if the yare such he can prof itably ship to the larger markets "It la my firm belief that the present rate structure unduly. <Jls criminates against Texas and the Southwest, and that action to re lieve that condition, whether it be by an act of congress or other wise, Is urgently needed. "I do not suggest to you, how ever, any legislation requiring that the rate levels shall be exact ly the same in all sections of the country, x x x I beleve our trans portation laws should be reason ably flexible." Thompson suggested that con gross direct the interstate com merce . commission to "promptly Investigate this rate situation and remove inequalities found to exls and to revise the rtaes aa to per mlt. free movement of commerc between all sections of the.coun try." Senator Connally joined in th questioning of Thompson, In response to his questions, Thompson: said he believed that ..from the consumers' standpoint it wa» LONDON, Feb. 28.—( —Prime Minister Chamber- ain read to the house of commons today a telegram from Generalissimo Franco asserting that the newly- recognized Spanish government would maintain its ndcpemlenco. The prime minister read the message during bitter debate on Britain's recognition of the na- lonallst regime in which the la- orlte opposition charged Italy nd Germany would dominate Spain. The telegram said: "Spain Is not disposed to accept any foreign Intervention which might Impair their (the Natlonal- at government's) dignity or sov- irelgnty." Chamberlain also said Franco md given the British government assurances against general rc- rlsals for strictly political of- ensos." Ho told the house Britain "has cccived repeated assurances from Sencral Franco on all points rals- sd" by Labor Leader Clement R. .ttloo—the presence of Italian and German troops in Spain ana whether Spain would come under control of the Rome-Berlin axis. The prime minister defended recognition of the Franco regime against a labor motion of censure and a bitter attack on htm >y Attlee, who accused him of a 'smart trick." Claims Speech Misquoted. The prime minister asserted Attee had misquoted a speech by 'rcmler Daladior in attempting to ihow that the cabinet had told he French government of Its rec >gnltlon decision before It Inform cd commons. Attlee said the recognition 'marks a further stage In a policy which is steadily destroying In all Democratic countries confidence n the good faith of Groat. Brit ain." There should be "assurance ot clemency and amnesty to those ipposlng Franco," Attlee said, and continued: "What have we got? New York Youth Charged Attempt Extort Money BUFFALO, N. T., March 2.— (/P>—A 17-year-old youth was under arrest today after G-men blocked an attempt to extort "several thousand dollars" from a prominent Upstate farmer with threats of harm to him and hla daughter, a Syracuse University coed. Federal Bureau of Investigation Agent John W. Warnes announced that Robert George Case, 17, of Cuyler, had been arrested In connection with an attempt to extort money from Benjamin F. Lee, well known Cuyler farmer. Warnes said Case admitted writ- Ing a letter threatening Lee with death and warning his daughter, Barbara, 19, "would come up missing" unless the money was paid. Pay No More For Nickel Than Five Cents Is Advice WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.—</P>— Pay no more than five cents for a nickel. . That's the advice of the United States treasury, after hearing rumors scalpers have obtained as high as $1 each for the new Jefferson nickels on the erroneous Information the coins were faulty and would be recalled. Forty million Jefferson nickels have been minted, but 90,000,000 buffalo nickels still arc In circulation. REGIONAL MANAffl IF GAME COMMISSION PRINCIPALSPEAHER LAUDE CUNNINGHAM, CORSICANA, WAS ELECTED BOARD PRESIDENT Organization of the Naarro County Wildlife plan- ing board was perfected at a meeting held at the ourt house Tuesday night vhen S. M. Melton of Fort Worth, regional manager f the Texas Fish, Game nd Oyster Commission, was the rlnclpal speaker. There were more than 20 sportsmen present. Officers were elected. Mr. Melton outlined the various ctivltles during the past by prl- ate means and governmental ef- orts to restore and preserve the wildlife. He spoke of the passage f the Plttman-Roblnson Act by ongress whereby tax on arms nd ammunition used by sportsmen Is diverted to the restoration f wildlife. This tax amounts to pproxlmately $3,500,000 annually nd Texas' part is $150,000. Melon pointed out that surveys would be carried out, approximate censuses would be determ- ncd, conditions that keep down he Increase of wildlife will be tudled and corrected where pos- We have mere alleged statement by General Franco that he will see that no one except lawbreakers will be dealt with." The Franco regime "the other day In Barcelona machine-gunned a thousand men who came back rom the Republican army," the opposition leader asserted. "It Is obvious there has been a decision prior to last Thursday, when the house was Informed by Mr. (Prime Minister) Chamber- aln that he could make no fur- .hcr statement on the question of recognition of Franco," Attlee declared. Not Carrying Out Fledge. "Therefore, the prime minister was not carrying out his pledge o the house to acquaint It with his decision at the earllcs possible moment." Attlee referred to questions addressed to Chamberlain yesterday when the premier announced to commons that Britain had recognized Franco, and said: "The prime minister then stated hat ho was not to be cross-ex- District Girls Basketball Tourney Be Held Malakoff MALAKOFF, March 2.—(Spl.)— The recently formed Girls Basket League of Texas will stage Its first district meet on March 3 and 4 at Malakoff when eight teams meet In a tournament that will decide a district champion. The games will start Friday night and continue through Saturday and Saturday night with the following teams competing: Whltehouse, Payne Springs, Cross Roads, LaPoynor, Slocum, Montalba, Cayuga and Malakoff. The winner of the tournament will compete with fifteen other tournaments In a State tournament at Waco during the latter part of March. amined. dictator He might have been a addressing fascist grand council. I would remind ilm that he minister." is a British prime "The prime minister was under a pledge to communicate to this house at the earliest possible moment any decision with regard to recognition of Franco. On Thursday he had an opportunity of acquainting this house (of a decls- on) but he evaded the question which I put to him on the .sub- The labor party leader said Chamberlain's statement yesterday In Justification of recognition was a "tissue of half truths which are worse than lies." Attlee said French Premier Dal- adler had announced to the French chamber of deputies Feb. 24 that "we received advice that the British government considered the hour has come to recognize General Franco and we shall wait no longer." Franco's Statement Is Not Reassuring LONDON, Feb. 28.— (JPj— British and French government leaders got little comfort today from the speech In which General Francisco Franco acknowledged recognition by democracies of his nationalist Spanish government. The recognition cleared away the red tape of formality so Britain and France could carry on an intensive drive to weaken German and Italian influence in Spain and, sequence, maintain an equitable balance of Mediterranean, power in the Franco, speaking yesterday to cheering crowds at Burgos which Is his capital, declared precisely that "it would be unfair in these moments of triumph, when even .those who fought against us recognize us, that we should not remember those who believed In us from the • first day. "To the sister nations, to our sister Portugal, to our beloved Italy, to friendly Germany, to the nations in America who also encouraged us then, we glva our Local Legion Post To Have New Home Johnson Wiggins Post No. 22 American Legion, will have a new lome, located In the down-town area. This announcement was made Thursday following a business meeting held Wednesday night at the court house by the C. B. McWlllIams, commander and A. G. Steele, adjutant, were tuthorlzed to sell the 4 1-2 acre ract and improvements located on Highway 75 several miles north if Corsicana for not less than Sl,250. A buyer has been found for this property. The afflclals were authorized to execute a warranty deed for the same. The two officials were also authorized to purchase the property on North Twelfth street owned by the Congregation Agu- das Achlm. The deals are expected to be consummated this *-eek, and II Is likely that the next meeting of :ho post will be held In Its now home. the government for Its recognl tlon. Seek Skillful Diplomat In France, Premier Daladleran< his aides mainly were concerned with selecting an ambassador con slderod skillful enough to coun ter German and Italian Influenci in Spain. Laborltes will be aided by liberals In attacking the Chamberlain government, which- has a consertatlve majority. They proposed a house of commons motion that recognition of Franco is "a deliberate affront to the legttlm ate government of a friendly power, is a gross breach of In ternational traditions and mark a further stage in the policy which is steadily destroying in all democratic countries confl dence . and good faith in Grea Britain." • Franco is Europe's smallest an youngest authorltaalon ruler — five feet three and W years old Assuredly he is the big questlo mark in international affairs to day. As ruler of Spain, whose pos session strategically domlnat Britsh-French trado lines, Fran co's decisions can have a vita bearing on mastery cf the Med terranean. And Franco, who has an arm of 1,000,000 men which may evenf ually reach 2,000,000, has asser ed Spain must be considered 1 any Medlteranean adjustment. United States to Recognize Franc friendship and remembrance this moment." at Nationalist Spain, the general said, would not forget "those countries which came to our aid in time of need," when the civil war started July 18, 1938, "against communism and the forces seeking to destroy her." This first reaction from Franco was disturbing to British and French leaders who hope to win the general from his close ties with Adolf Hitler and Benlto Mussolini, and it provided ammunition for critics of Premier Chamberlain as they Hunched in parliament an effort to censure desirable to have manufacturing plants near at hand, because ot saying in "back haul" freight' charges. Thompson said the latter were imposed oh. the Southern consumer, because at present raw material must be shipped from the-South to the North for processing an* then hauled back for ultimate consumption WASHINGTON, Feb. The United States eventually wi recognize General Franco's reglm in Spain, officials indicated today in line with the traditional Amer can policy of recognizing govern ments achieved through revolution This policy dates back to. Secretary of State Thomas Jefferso who declared: "We surely cannot deny to an nation that right whereon our ow government is founded, that every one may govern itself according t whatever form it pleases, an change these forms at its own will The state department followe Jefferson's policy to the letter fo over half-a-century, The American civil war, however, brought in tl department a greater reluctance 1 recognize governments risen from revolution. The present century recognltlo generally has been accorded afte it was shown the De Facto govern ment possessed the machinery of the state, encountered no substantial resistance, and was in position to fulfill all it International obligations and responsibilities. In the case of Spain, however, some officials say they are uncertain as to how much the Franco government has been formed by the will of the nation, and how much through assistance from foreign LEGISLATIVE PROBE OF FEDERAL COTTON CONTROL IS HILLED AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE OF TEXAS HOUSE TURNS THUMBS DOWN ON PLAN Ible, etc. The regional manager stated hat If the essentials for the ex- stence of game arc provided, the lultlplylng and Increase would e surprlslnf. Natural Cover Destroyed. Contln,ulny his discussions, the eglonal executive, one of ten In ;as, pointed out how the clear- ng of the lands had destroyed he natural cover for game and hat the number of huntera and ishermen had materially Increas- :d as the years pass. He said he Interesting of landowners In a preservation and aid program was necessary before any headway could be made. Officers elected by tho plan- ilng board are C. C. Cunning- iam, president; Dude Hansom, 'Ice president, and A. F. Mitchell lecretary-treasurer. Voluntary Preserves. H. C. Robinson, Navarro coun- y agent, outlined the proposed >reserves as sponsored through he extension service of Texas A. and M. College. These demon- itratlon areas are voluntary igreements and co-operation be- ween the landowners Is given ireas. Several of the agreements, itc., were passed out to interested persons and from the discus- Ions heard during the meeting and following adjournment, several blocks of large areas will be moled within the near future. Another meeting of the planning board will be held when an official of the extension service at A. and M. College can meet with t and other Interested sports- AUSTIN, Feb. 28.— (IP)— A proposed legislative Investigation of the federal cotton control program In Texas was as dead today as the proverbial door nail. The agriculture committee of the house of representatives, oll- maxlng a long hearing punctuated with fervent oratory, shortly after mlgnlght wrote the death warrant of the Investigation resolution by recommending viva voce It not be adopted. Sponsored by Rep. John A. Kerr, Jr., of LaGrange and others, the resolution, as first laid before the committee, charged the cotton program "fostered rank discrimination" against the vast majority of Texas farmers, that wealthy land operators were given a "lion's share" of benefits and that thousands of tenants . were being driven from farms. It also asserted officers and employees of the federal agricultural adjustment administration were reported to have used state and federal funds and their time while on the federal payroll to promote carrying cotton referendum elections. The committee adopted an amendment by Rep. W. N. Corry of Keller, who favored the Investigation, knocking out all allegations In the resolution except the first one, which was that the entire citizenship of Texas was vitally concerned in the annual cotton crop and prices received therefor. Called "Tommy Opponents of the Investigation called It "Tommy-rot" "Foolishness," "out of place," an attempt to "muddy waters" of agricultural work and a means of wasting state money. Proponents, citing wht they said were specific Instances of abuses, declared administration of the program had been "partial, 1 deplored effects of the work on the "little farmers" and said tho Inquiry was needed to "get the facts." Closing licks for those who wanted to bury the proposal and succeed were put In by Rep. Bob Wood of Marshall, who charged '* domestic allotment plan In an attempt to get back our foreign markets for cotton, which can't be done." "The resolution will not do one bit of good," Wood told the committee. Representatives of farm organizations, self-asserted "dirt farmers" and members of the legislature crowded the room. "The house and senate will not pay any attention to It. If you want to protest the cotton program, lodge the protest with congress. Urged Kill Kesolulon. establlshment of stration areas. "And how far do you think $1,000 will go? They will use It up .- ... before the legislature adjourns, to the( KU1 the reao i u tion and cut out these demon- thls foolishness." LIQUOR SALES BY BRINK GETS SECONB MAJOR SETBACK ATTORNEY GENERAL RULES IT UNCONSTITUTIONAL; COMMITTEE SHUNTS IT AUSTIN, Tex., Feb. 28.—(/P)—A' bill legalizing liquor sales by the drink under local option was barely kicking today after two , big setbacks. X. The first jolt was a ruling • by Attorney General Gerald C. Mann that the proposal was unconstitutional. A few hours later, the house liquor traffic committee failed to recommend it after a > hearing. It was saved from the graveyard at least temporarily, however, when the committee Voted 11 to 10. to send It to a subgroup for further study. With the ever controversial liquor question out of the way for the time being,, proposals to levy now taxes for bigger old ago pensions and Increase the motor truck load limit recaptured the spotlight. House committees hoped to recommend something on taxes to the house by next Tuesday. Tho house highways and motor traffic committee Intended to vote "one way or the other" late today on the truck bill. A proposed constitutional amend- M ment to let women serve on ju- J res came to tho senate on a minority committee report. A majority of the senators will have to vote to print it In order to keep It alive. The sale by the drink hearing . < found ministers, temperance leaders and representatives of parents and teachers denouncing the bill on grounds it would increase drunkenness. Would Promote Temperance Proponents of the measure, Including hotel men contended on the other hand it would promote temperance and that laws agalnsu drink sales cannot bo enforced in tho very wet communities. The session reached a climax when a question fired by Dr. Jeff Davis of Dallas, secretary of the i United Drys, aroused the Ire of Kept. Joe A. Keith of Sherman and Gene McNamara of Waco. Dr. Davis had given an affirmative answer to a question by Rep. Pat Dwyer of San Antonio as to whether he was a paid worker for the United Drys. The dry leader then aaked Dwyer "who pays you to represent them?" Keith and McmNamara angrily jemped to their feet to demand an apology for the "Insinuation" against their fellow legislator. Keith said he had Intended to vote against the bill but he strongly resented Dr. Davis' question. "I meant no Insinuation," Dr. Davis answered. "I merely was eneaging In repartee." The uproar ended as Keith moved that Dr. Davis bo excused from the speaker's stand and the Dallas man retorted he already had excused himself. A. P. Bolton, game warden, Athens, spoke of some ot the preserves In Henderson county and outlined the work to assure the success of the projects. He stated that In Henderson county the work had been entlra- y successful and after one year, a decided Increase In tne quail crop was noticeable. He also said hat a fur-bearing preserve would }e operated In his section as well as protection and feeding grounds for ducks. Committees Be Appointed. President Cunningham will announce his standing committees within the Immediate futu.e. Those present at Tuesday night's meeting included R. F. 3artlett, Rice: Rev. Joe N. Bver- leart, Kerens; H. C. Robinson, -orslcana; Robert M. Cooksey, Corsicana; H. B. Bomar, Corsicana; Lester C. Davis, Corsicana; H. A. Scott, Frost; M. E. Cummins, Rice; J. K. Bradley, Rico; L. Proper, Corsicana, Dude Ransom, Corsicana: J. . An appropriation for $1,000 had been proposed to finance the investigation. Cliff Day of Plalnvlew, president of the Texas Agriculture Association, a, farmers organization, said the pattern of govern- ald to farmers still was crude, but efforts to Improve It were being made constantly; that the program had to fit about 40,000,000 farmers and It was "humanly Impossible to make It fit ev- first farm. There he says two men one of them .Clem, found him near the hog pen and sat upon him at Cook's directions. Martin alleges he was jailed for attempted hog theft. ery Indlvdlual farmer." "But the federal government Is doing everything possible to help the little farmers," he declared, "and the 1939 farm bill has truthfully been called a little farmers bill." Asked' by Rep. Corry what the opponents of the Investigation were "trying to cover up," Day snapped: "Not one thing." Cheers followed the declaration of B. T. Parr, farmer of Robstown, that the "poor little farmers" had been "stirred up" for the 1940 campaign by politicians. That the farm program "has helped us" was the statement of J. H. West," farmer of Nueccs county. M. Harper, Rice; G. V/. Page, Blooming Grove; C. C. Sands, Corn alcana; S. W. George, Blooming Grove; A. F. Bolton, game warden, Athens; J. C. rewbill, Athens; J. N. Edens, Jr., Corsicana; Hays Bonner, Corslcina; C. C. Cunningham, Corsicana: A. F. Mitchell, 'Corslcana; Alton N. Bradley, game warden, Rice; S. M. Melton, Fort Worth, regional game manager; Paul Moore, Corsicana; E. B. Dawson, Corsicana, and Dave Castles, Corsicana. Several Likely Sites. Preserves are expected to be secured over a huge area extending from a point three miles north of Corsicana to Tupelo and from Highway 81 on Chambers creek in a northwesterly direction to Rice. Another . proposed area is south of ZCerens to a large block situated near whore Rlchland and Chambers creeks converge. Eureka landowners are reported Interested In such a movement while the Brushy Prairie, Alliance Hall, Cor'^tt, Purdon, Spring Hill, Dresden, Raleigh and other points are expected to consider such prc .orves. CORSICANAN SUES IN DALLAS COURT FOR SUM $20,000 DALLAS, Feb. 28.— W— A suit alleging slander and false imprisonment, brought by J. A. Martin of Corsicana and asking $20,000 damages, went to trial here today before Judge G. O. Crisp. The suit Is predicated on Martin's claim he was arrested and held prisoner five days in the county jail after 'being caught on a farm south of Dallas while he was undressed and attempting to take a midnight open air bath. • Named in the suit are Charley Cook and Barney Clem. Martin's pettion says that while hitch-hiking from Corsicana to Dallas on the night of Sept. 12, last, he went to a farmhouse for a drink and bath. ' Finding the water cut off after he had undressed, • the plaintiff said he walked across a pasture nations, such a* Italy and Cter-. to another farm, leaving Ms many. ''clothing at the woodshed of th* A. T. SMITH Graceries, Feed, Seed and Market No. 1 White Spuds, 20 Ibs. for 35c" Rio Coffee» 4 pounds for 25c We Sell Robert Nicholson GARDEN AND FIELD SEEDS White House Flour, 48 Ib. sack $1.25 White Laundry Soap, 10 bars for.... .25c Delicious Apples, fine for lunches, dz. 20c Bring Us Your Chickens, Eggs and Shelled Corn Potted Meat, 2 cans for 5c Dairy Maid Baking Powder, 2 Ib. can 25c 5 oz. can and Large Bowl Free. 3-MeaI Coffee, 4 Ib. bucket for only. .90c Catsup, 14 ounce bottle for ..........10c Alaska Pink Salmon, 2 cans for 25c Sweet Onions, 3 Ibs. for..., lOc Mixed Cow Feed, 100 pounds 80c Cotton Seed Meal, 100 pounds $1.35 Sweet Feed, best grade, 100 Ibs. $1.00 Onion Plants, 2 bunches for *... 5c

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