Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on February 19, 1935 · Page 2
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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 2

Pampa, Texas
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Tuesday, February 19, 1935
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P4&& TWO PAMPA DAILY NEWS, Pattpt, Te*ii DITOAL y^ ^^_ ______ _^i^^_^_ __._ ..^ __ . » ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^B^MII^^M^HP^^MB^BMlHi WORST ACCIDENT RECORD MADE Figures on the 1934 traffic toll are now available The worst accident casualty toll ever recorded is in the statistical tables. The world war waa little worse. The year a toll was 36,000 persons killed! and nearly a million persons injured. There were 882,000 personal injury collisions on streets ancj highways in the United States. Investigations showed that two-thirds of the accidents involved driving errors. But 44 per cent of the fatalities were to pedestrians. Deaths increased 16 per cent, although vehicle registrations increased only 6 per ce$t. The dominant factor in the accidents of the year was speed. The rate of death per accident because of speeding was 40 per cent worse than in the previous year Drunken driving was another factor, although a relatively small one. Available records show that 3.16 per cent of the drivers were drunken, compared with 2.45 per cent for the previous year. The increase in percenage of pedestrian intoxication was from 2.43 per cent to 4 47 per cent. Five out of every eight pedestrians killed were hit while crossing streets in the middle of blocks, crossing streets against signals, darting from behind parked cars, or while walking on rural highways. It was 45 per cent more dangerous in the middle of blocks than at intersections. The records show that there were 1,500 children killed before they reached the age of 4 years, and 9,800 between the ages of 5 and 14. Three out of every four cars involved in accidents were in poor mechanical condition, even though most of them looked sound. Brakes were faulty in 29 per cent of the cases. Saturdays and Sundays were the favored days on which to speed merrily forth to destruction. Sunday was a ,day of death as well as one of Biblical rest. The rate of death per accident was 51.4 per cent worse during hours of darkness. Auto lights are notoriously inadequate at high rates of speed. Drivers under 18 years of age contribuated substantially to the tragic total. Between the ages of 25 and 64 years, the record of the drivers was 11 per cent better than the whole average. Bad weather seemed to have inspired caution, for it was safer to drive in snowstorms and rain than on the brightest of sunshiny days. It can be drawn from the statistics that the most dangerous procedure is to drive Dusting the Cdvers Of Te*as History f HE TEXAS CENTENNIAL CELfcBRATlbN OF at excessive speed in good weather, on a straight-away road. It is clearly within the power of the motorists to solve their own pi-oblem. Tears streamed down' the face of Mary Ann Brooks, who sat listening to her father read in a strained voice the last letter they were to receive, ever, from his son and her brother, Johfn Sowers. Almost a month had passed since the Goliac slaughter of human beings. Chief Engineer John Sowers Brooks had died the death of his companions. His letter, dated from Fort Defiance, Ooliad, March 10, gave in detail an account of how the army had tried to escape the Mexicans. "It is said thfat Santa Anna designs driving all the Americans from Sa* bine. . . . We have strengthened this fort very much, and he will find It difficult with his 1.650 men to drive us from out post." In a posi- script he begged his family for clothes and money, saying that he did not even have sufficient ammunition. ' "I have not heard from home since I Have been in Texas, and I am at a loss to- account for your silence. You shall hear from me again as soon as possible. I am Aid-de-Camp to here. Farewell. . the Commandant . . . . Brooks had come to Texas from Louisiana in December, 1935, and became one of Fannin's adjutants. In the spirit of adventure and helpfulness he had joined the Texan ranks in the midst of all their troubles. His letters home reveal the .general sentiment of the Texans in the fighting army. They needed food, clothes, and ammunition. They needed encouragement They had not even heard—those men who died at Goliad—of Texas' independence declaration of March 2. They knew nothing of the governmental affairs in their state Letters from home were Intercepted and the lack of news was disheartening. That Brooks, Fannln, and the others had to die as they did was Santa Anna's fault. He alone was responsible for the deaths of these noble men. His orders had been given; they were not revoked. His attempts at justification were a farce; the prisoners demanded constant watching and attention; they outnumbered the guards, and there were no horses to take them to Matamoras. ^Bereaved kinspeople and friends could never do anything to equal ihe sacrifice thpse Texans made at Ooliad. From that day forward immortal words of Texas have become "Remember the Alamo I and iemember Ooliad!" The Texas entennial celebrations of 1936 will •eincmber with due respect and jroud commemoration the valor ahd honor of those who lived and died. CAPITOL CHATTER BY CHARLES E. SIMONS THE NEW DEAL IN WASHINGTON -BY RODNEY DUTCHER. NEA Service Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON—There's some talk of sending a search party after the president's take-profit-oiit-of-war commission appointed several weeks ago with great ballyhoo. But the search probably would be hopeless. 1 The epitaph was spoken one recent evening when Bernard M. Baruch, the financier, telephoned Senator Vandenberg- of the Nye munitions committee and is said to have confessed: "Well, that's about the last you're going to hear from the president's commission, I guess." Baruch and Gen. Hugh Johnson, the committee's key men, had just endorsed the McSwain war mobilization bill before the House military affairs committee. The commission itself included many high government offi- •cials, especially those of the War and Navy departments. It was widely considered a means of stopping further Nye committee revelations. It was charged with making a survey and recpmmendation as to war profits. But the Nye committee rebelled and the commission hasn't been heard of since its appointment. * * * * Its ghost, however, seems to hover approvingly over the McSwain bill, which seems to be one of those administration measures often introduced to head off threatened legislation of more drastic nature. The bill would permit the president to peg prices in wartime or on congressional declaration of a war emergency and to commandeer and control material resources and industry. The Nye committee scoffs at the measure as a "blank check" which guarantees high war profits and seems to represent only some ideas Baruch and Johnson had after the last war. Prices usually skyrocket in advance of war, it js pointed o.ut, and the McSwain bill doesn't even pretend to curb peacetime profiteering by shipbuilders and munitions makers in collusion with navy and war departments. The committee feels it has shown the army's GHQ „ to be at the du Pont offices in Delaware and the navy's to be wherever officers of the "big- three" shipbuilders go into a huddle. * * * * The pro'bable reason Jim Farley didn't send any of those valuable imperforate stamps to Secretary Frances Perkins was that Miss Perkins greets gift horses with an inspection of their adenoids and tonsils. No one else in the government has rejected any of Harry Hopkins' gifts of exhibition pictures painted by CWA artists. But Miss Perkins' office has been turning them back almost as fast as Hopkins can send them to decorate her magnificent new Labor building. Besides rejecting' a painting of Steinmetz, the inventor, because "people would think it was Trotzky," and another painting because of a bit of female nudity, Miss Perkins has had removed: Painting of Lincoln writing Gettysburg address . . , "Because it might offend visitors from the south." Propaganda painting featuring the Sacco-Vanzetti case. Bronze sculpture of negro mother and child . . . Because "people might say she was more partial to negro labor than to white labor." AUSTIN, Feb. 19. (/P)—Rep. Kenneth McCalla of Houston has been disillusioned. McOalla, a former assistant district attorney serving his first term, believed liquor control to be an important question. Events of the past few days l»ave caused him to revise his opinion. The house liquor traffic committee decided it would draft a bill to control the liquor traffic if, as and when constitutional prohibition is repealed and delegated McCalla chairman of a committee to obtain views of the public. McCalla sent notices to newspapers and wrote personal letters to civic leaders asking them to submit plans on the best method to control the situation. The number of responses was discouraging. Replies were received principally from persons with a; financial interest. The druggists wanted to dispense the spirits while whtolesalers urged that they be allowed to serve hs distributors. Several persons wantqd the state to license retailers. -' Those not financially interested advocated a state monopoly system with the state operating stores and selling only in unbroken packages for consumption off the premises. A bill to set up a state liquor store system has been Introduced and preliminary sentiment appears to favor It. Former Governor James E. Ferguson made his first appearance In legislative halls since his wife left the executive office at a house committee hearing on a bill to repeal the pari-mutuel race track wagering law. enacted during Mrs. Ferguson's regime. "I thoughfb I'd listen in on the arguments and see what they had to say about the law since It was enacted during our term." he said. He listened attentively to the arguments and questioning but took no part In the proceedings. Have your snoes fitted at Kees EVENING, FEBRUARY & Thomas (Adv.) AUTO GLASS j,' Installed while yon wait. WljAhltld nnd arrrns-t door and vtlnAffr flam only 12.50. Discount to d»Ur>. AUTO ., me/,; Companvj-Tu -'Piuiipa 'Tfnd vicl^fty. .fT 7. . , 'will lig^at ScWfeldJ Hotel Monday ^Tuesday, WjKlncsday, ThursjMy aid Friday^ Feb. 18, 19, jjC 21 lAid 22. ,, -• jPor Appointment'Kill between ,11 and 12 h. in. andXbctwcen 2 anil 4 p. tn. \ G/'W.-MILBS Agency Supervisor Are You Using ROAD RUNNER GASOLINE Our Best Salesmen Are Our Customers . . . Ask Them! "Fill Up at the Tank" B & B LUBRICATING CO. B. & B. Oils F ; sk Tire8 CLARENCE BARRETT, Mgr. THE NEWFANGLES (Mom'n Pop) THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS Published erasing* SScept Saturday and ttuujay morning by" Partpft bally NEWS, &U, • ^. 322 West jester, Parnpi, Texas N. mjNN, Pert. Mgr.j FlttiJP ft. K>Nfl, Business Mgr.I otlN E. inNKLB, Managing Bdltctf n? for 81e8C7 ° 9nd-clas8 matter * torch 18 ' lfl27 ' Bt PBEBS.-FU11 Leased Wire. The Associated Frees Is exclusively gn- of all news dispatches credited to or not otherwise ered ted I Postofflce at Pampa, Tesas, under the Act of Ofie Teat One Year SUBSCRIPTION BATES 6* tHE PAMPA DAIL* By Carrier in Pamjia WO Six Months $3.00 One Month......... .60 One Week t it By Mail in Gray ana Adjoining Counties ... ,|5.0f SI* Months;,...,». .$2.75 .Three Months .... .$1.50 One Month | .6d rt»i •*„„, ,*«, B* Ma" Ontslde Gray and Adjolrilft* Counties °J? e Year WOO Six Months $3.76 Three Months ..., .$2.10 bne Month $ .7ft 6*f IC i E ~i 1 '' l8 j n ^« Hi 6 totentlon of this newspaper to cast reflection upon the character of anyone fcn ««Sf «£? 111 2f ji e ?' 0 / ,, 1(1 snould . ty 16 management will appreciate having attention called to same, and will gladly and fully correct any erroneous statement made. By WILLIAMS EXPENSIVE, LEARNING T' ROLL CIGARETS- WITH ONE HAND, HAIM'r IT, WES? ER IS THET A SACK O' BRAN, BUSTID? you IT'S BRAN t * © 1935 BY NEA SERVICE, INC. THE FILLER. J,C?.WI|L\JAMJi, ' T. M. BEO. U. S. PAT. Jfr .2-10 High Pressure Talk! THAT'S A "\^ GOOD ARTICLE /V THEY'LL By COWAN I'LL SAY THEY WILL.'.' SEE THET ROLL? TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND SMACKERS-E.VERV CENT I C.OT IS GOIN' INTO IT/ Now that we've told the world how great we are a nation, can't we stop scientists from discovering how insignificant we are in the universe? •Prof. Tugwell still seems to have considerable pull the administration. any convict; could tell the experts ftow tp r prison congestion. Just give him an automobile and hour's start. Apparently Jtajy doesn't mind offering up the lives Kth.ousands to avenge the deaths of a few, BUT I WHERE THE WHISTLE IS WODTH ANYTWN&! HUH? WHAT?.' WHY, BO YOU KNOW THM THERE ARE 10,5E3,78I NEW GOU BN.US LOST ON THE FIRST DRIVE,EVERY YE&R?DRWEN INTO THE ROUG.H.NEVJE.RfBE FOUND // KT 75$ tsPlECE.THINK OF WHW THESE NON-U.OS&BU.E,VJHlSTLINGc GOLF BfvLUS WILL SAVE GOLFERS EVERY YEAR.OFF THE FIRST TEE.,W.ONE / ONE. OF THESE BALLS WILL LAST A LIFE TIME! WHEN YOU SYAteK IT WITH VOUR GOLF CLUB. IT STARTS WHISTLIN 1 , SEE ? LONG ENOUGU TOR YOU TO WALK TO IT- GOLFERS WILL SNAP THEM UP ' SELL LIKE HOT CAKES © 193S BY_NEA_SERVISE. INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. ~ ALLEY OOP (Please) Go 'Way! By HAMLH* GEE, IT SURE IS NICE TO BE HAVIN& A NICE,QUIEr BATH -OH,OH/ AM INTRUDER/ I'VE GOT TO GET RIDOFTHATTHIW&. QUICK-OR THERE'S NO TELLING WHATLL HAPPEN.'. SCRAM, you &\e PEST/ FH /^"-'T—'"^—'fe'Sirgr:!.. ~ OH, DIANA! Meet Bashful Buddy! By FLOWERS DIANA, THIS IS THE YOUNG MAN WHO SENT VA TH' FLCWERS WHEN YA . MISTER- JUST BUPOV "TO VO U, I AMf yA KNOW, IS IS MY BIG MOMEMT, I WAITED WEEKS-- ^VOURB SUCH A <30I?<3EOU$ VJH' GlPL OF MY pKE^MSf pi ANA-T WILL VA MARRY MB 7 I KNEW YA'O SAY NO, DIANA. BUT NOW GOT IT OFFA M'CHEST; LET'S FRIENDS. EXCUSE -7-ME. WHY--- W A,BUDDY.'" OF- SCQRCHY SMITH By TERRY BLEW our* GAS.KET/ AMY FARTHER-THE WAS GgTTJNC Too HOT/ nave is TAKE OFF Tfte CQWMNG AND TME CLVUWWER l#MALUMCr THE OTHER SHIPS Tp CONTINUE AHEAD, SfORCHY LAMPS HIS ATTACK ?lWf IN THg BESIDE THE pis«B(.eR ASSIN& TAMPICO AND VEPft CRUX, SCORCHV AMD Pf "WE PI.ANK IflNDS IM ft.ClEflRlMG

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