Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on April 29, 1937 · Page 9
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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 9

Pampa, Texas
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Thursday, April 29, 1937
Page 9
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u^g^afa^ ^™^* PAGE TEN Uli PXMPX tTAlLt Pafflpl, . -v .^i^^^-^.^^ ^ Suit Against Aluminum Will Be Vital Of Ant\* Trust Laws ; By RODNEY DUTCHER Pampa Daily News Washing-ton •-. Correspondent 1#ASHINGTON, April 29 — The $W4»flOO,000 Aluminum Company of America, sued for dissolution in an anti-trust suit by the Department of Justice, Is "at a loss to understand" why It Is being prosecuted. All, however, eventually will be made clear. Perhaps no one will ever quite explain why Roosevelt waited four years before having his attorney general take some such action against the "aluminum trust." But here Is a bit of confidential tipoff fbflhe Melldns and their associates: 1. The suit is a vital test-case for the anti-trust laws. The government Isn't certain that the Supreme Court .hasn't'devitalized thuse laws as to rriaKe them ineffective. But it be- lleVe's that if there is an)' business /?tmjssoeans gq uua dnoj3 'SMBfJCfocJooutu stu .lopun po^noosoacl it is .the Aluminum Company's organization. . 2; The administration, as previously.' reported in these dispatches, is . worried about price inflation. It thinks the threat of a crash result- chiefly from industries in which prices are controlled. It rays that after Aluminum Company profits in. creased from $9.571.000 in 19U5 tn $20,886.000 in 1936, and looked cer- taJh to increase in 1937 the corporation Still went ahead and raised prices a few weeks ago. 3. Most important of all for the first time since anyone can remember, the assistant attorney general in charge of the anti-trust law division is a man who means business. Assist. Atty. Gen. Robert H. Jackson will be no stranger to the owners of the Aluminum Company. He prosecuted the Mellon tax case. . Politicians of botli parties have howled about monopoly for decades. .This isn't the first time something has been done about it, but for present-day purposes, it's much the most important. Anti-Trust Unit Shaken Up In times past, during that long period when Andrew W Mellon was secretary of the treasury, the Aluminum Company received various consents for its practices from the Department of Justice. And there were no prosecutions. Surprising as it may seem, a certain amount of shaking up and cleaning up of personnel in the anti-trust division has been considered necessary since the new assistant attorney general took charge. r There was an embarrassing moment more than 10 years ago when • Atty. Gen. Harlan Fiske Stone, a newcomer here, decided the Aluminum Company should be prosecuted. Andrew Mellon showed enthusiasm over Stone's availability for the Supreme Court and President Coolidge appointed Stone to a seat on that bench, where he still functions vigorously. After attempting to appoint a lawyer whose connection With another trust led to public outcry, Cooledge named to succeed Stone an old friend from Vermont. He developed the sit-down technique in official position to a new high point and regaled newspaper correspondents with fishing stories. Senator Tom Walsh was named attorney general by Roosevelt. He pro- mjsed one of his first acts would be >o bring suit against the aluminum trust. But he died before he had the chance. Atty. Gen. Homer S. Cum- mlngs never got around to it until :Just the other day. But Cumminas has always been politically minded 'and completely loyal to the White House, so it is fair to assume that .the President, never pushed him on It very hard. It is also fair to assume that one big reason the Aluminum Company hasn't heard from the Department of Justice before is that .Roosevelt favored instead the NRA idea and its provisions for suspension of-anti-trust laws. And it does take a lot of time to prepare an antitrust case. See It As Monopoly Now But now Cummings and Jackson take the position that there is a law against monopoly on the federal .statutes which has been there for many years, that the aluminum business is a perfect and complete AMBULANCE Phone Duenkel- Carmichael Funeral Home 321 N. Frost , Exclusive dealers for Royul Tyju wrltera. Expert repair aervic'c- an a p£ffc« machfties. Service on all inuk pt, safea-T-cpmbination chun^cH, t'Lc. Pampa Office $upply Phone 288 , * Deduce payment*. Rai«e piooej to meet bills. 0«urteous Atten- tlon giTen to ill applications. monopoly and that It has been built up by illega' steps. The Sherman Act penalizes any person or combination of persons monopolizing or attempt-' ing to monopolize "any part of the trade or commerce among the several states or with foreign nations." The government charges that the corporation Is the sole producer of pig aluminum in the United States anil I Hat its recent advance in price of virgin ingot was an "art of oppressive and unreasonable price fixing' 'and in restraint of trade. The petition says the company has protected itself from foreign competition through a series of devices, including purchases and competition in foreign countries, which enabled it to make agreements with foreign producers to restrict production and allocate market.?. The Alumium Company, commenting on the suit, has complained that it has been "the most investigated company in America." WESTERN STATES GRID TO FIGHT CRICKETS. SALT LAKE CITY (/PI—Western <tnt?s would like to see an invasion of spa RiiHs this summer, but since thry can't depend on it they'll accept help from the WPA in fighting the perennial scourge of Mormon crickets. Each year these pests cause heavy crop losses, mostly in Montana. Idaho. Utah. Colorado, and Nevada. Last season Nevada made an or- anized attack on the pests with poison, traps and solid metal fences and kept losses light. This year other states, with WPA help, will follow her example 1 . LET'S KNOW TEStAfi. AND TEXANS a. Li thl« column answer* wilt b* ei»*n to mutters pertalnlnit to the BUt* *nd It* people. As evidence of gdod filth Inqdirerl moit cive their names and •rfdremM, bat only their Initials will he printed, Ad- ifrcn InuatrtM to 'Will H. M»TH. An»Ht, f •*»». ' Queenly Queen to Rule Derby A queen who looks the part is lovely Ellen Bentley, pictured here us she donned the cliiidcm and roy;il robes designed for her reign over the Kentucky Derby i'e.stiv;il, parade and ball before the annual turf classic at Louisville, May 8. Q. For whom were the City of Uvalde. Uvnlde comity nncl Uvnlcle canyon rmmed? A. For Jose de Ugalde, who routed the Apache Indians from the canyon in 1186. Ugalde. born in ^pnin. WEI? governor of Coahulla in 1778. Q. Who was the first adjutant general of the state of Texas? A. William G. Codke, for whom Cooke county was named. He came to Texas from Virginia, arriving at San Antonio, Nov. 8. 1835. In time to participate In the capture of that city; was on Houston's staff at San Jacinto; in 1837, was quartermaster- general; wns one of Pres. Lamar's commissioners on the Santa Fe expedition of 1840; served on Gov. Henderson's staff as adjutant general; died in 1847 at his home near Sejniin where he was buried until Ills body was removed, In 1937, to the state cemetery. Q. Are the large Japanese persimmons seen on fruit stands grown in Texas? A. Several varieties may be grown in almost every section of the state, successfully and abundantly. Once started, they require little or no cultivation except enough to keep clown weeds. Q. What is the estimated Texas wheat crop for 1937 as compared with the crops of 1936 and 1935? A. The crop for 1937 is now estimated by the Department of Agriculture at from 50 to 60 million bushels, the crop of 193G beiilg 18 million and that for 1935 being 11 million bushels. Q. What amount of money has the Federal government spent in the last three years for construction at the seven state teachers' colleges 'in Texas? A. Tile actual building expenditures of the WPA and PWA agencies at these colleges amounted to $1,948,824. • A CENTURY OF TEXAS CATTLE BRANDS All Ti?xariH wrll lie Interested in the origin and siKntricance of early cattle brands of famouu ranches as reproduced nnd catalogued in this new book of 84 pasea. Arranged by counties. Introductory articles un Texas History by Peter Molynoaux; sketch of Cattle Industry ami the Story of Cattle Brands by F.rnnli Reeves; and foreword by. Anon Carter, owner of Fort Worth Stnr-Tele> irrani; all of special interest to every cattleman. . Mailc'il postpaid for 60 cents. Addresa nil orders to Will H. Mayes, 2610 Salodo Street. Austin, Texas, -i*. Agricultural authorities estimate 18,000.000 bushels of apples are destroyed annually in Hie United States by the codling moth. • TYPEWRITERS Office Supplies JIMMIE TICE Pampa Typewriter Service Phone J3S 107 N. Frost M. P. DOWNS Automobile Loans Short and Long Term* BEPINANCINO Small and Large 504 Combs-Worley Blflf. Phone SS6 American Bard HORIZONTAL 2 Poet pictured here. 12 Mature insect. 14 Sloths. 15 Unburnt brick. 17 Ulcer. 18 Malicious burning. 20 Verbal. 21 Thick shrub. 22 To sin. 23 A hoot. 25 Wrath. 26 Thoughts. 28 Constellation, 30 His famous book,"Leaves of '.' 31 Railroad. 32 Sluggish. 34 To depart. 36 Tenon holes. 39 Polite. 41 To accomplish 42 Poem. 43 Social insect. Answer to Previous Puzzle JGILIOIRII IAISIWIAINIS[OlNl 45 Southwest. 47 Seed covering 49 Organ of hearing. 51 Pronoun. 53 Containing firs. 55 New England fish. 53 Public decree. Gl Nut covering. 62 Unmetrical composition. 04 His work displays great VERTICAL 1 This — poet believed in democracy 2 Keeper, 3 Epoch. 4 Behold. 5 To guarantee. 6 Pronoun. 7 Atmospheric lines. 8 Mother. 9 Stir. 10 Water wheel. 11 Erases. 13 Disposition. 16 Tribunals. 18 Measure of area. 19 Negative. 22 Electrical unit; 24 Bashan king, 27 Fleet of war vessels. 29 To rule. 32 Wrath. 33 To scatter. 35 Either 37 Heavy blow. 38 To"fly. 40 Exclamation. 43 Exeuse. 44 Earth 46 To marry. 48 Provided. 50 Affirmative vote. 52 Stream. 54 To hasten. 55 Bashful. 56 Bone. 57 Moisture. 59 Credit. 60 Musical note, 62 3.1416. 63 Right. E<5AP, BUSTER/ THISTIT? CAM£ stKAfcSH-f -FROM 'THE STEED HIMSELF , SO TO WITH MV KWOWLECGE OK KAClWO STATISTICS, AMD EXPERIEMCE AS A HANOI- CAPPER OF MATIOWAL. •PEMOWSJ, MV CHOICE 7 IS, A SURE-SHOT TO WIM THE I'LL FUP,WISH TMG' BftAIWS, IM A WAV"OF SPEAKIMG, I';'] AMP S'OU SUPPLY THE ; xl CAPITAL ; \A/HI=M TH} HAV-MOOSE YOU 'PICKET? TO WlW' LAST TIAAE STATaTTEt? IM TH' KACE, HE MAT3ET A •PAV OF IT, AMO WEMT TO TH' 'BA'RT 2 ,!EF^ WITH HIS WOSE |M TH' FEEO BAQ UP TO HIS EARS—HE WAS SO SLOW, HIS SHADOW BEAT HIM ACROSS TH' LIME "feV FIVE LEMtfTHS AMD HIS DOCKSY ROPE HIM PAIOHT IMTO TH'GLLJE WORKS' V.-2-9 . MP HIS OOCK.EY LUWCH "BASKET OUf OUtt WAY /NOPE.', IF 60 WITH US, YOU GO THIS VOU'LL GE1 TH' SPEIN& SOUMOSAN' WE'EE COMMA HAVE 'ONE NICE, PLfeA.iA.MT PAV,JIS LOAFIN' ALON& TH' WITHOUT STOPPIW TO MAKE A MILLION OUT OF FEOO LEGS, ER. SUMPtM - woeo 1 WOM'T MENTION HE'LL. HAV£ US PEDDLIM' RMSfES ER BEE, WE'LL BE PLUG HIM Uf» TK-rVVt - DISTUZBEK OF THE THIMBLE THEATRE Starring POPEYE ' T-UUV.V.U i nc BrWS UVJ I OF ME CELLVOINDIErW EXCEED- I'LL KEEPER BUCKS TO FOR POTTIK 'EM B(<\CK ' "Anything to Oblige" By E. C. SEGAH NOO-HbO- HEUUO.r^R. POPEYE i "IF V£R UJINOIE >'D .PULL THEM BLASTED BfSRS OUT, EOT | CftN" COME EVEN NE^R V.WM ,njl.n ri.cnto. VOU DUCK BrXCK. OUT OF SIGHT. THE.RE-& , ft COP, I'LL GET HIM TO HELP ME COME HERE QUICK 1 .'. HUW.V UR __ w ALLFV OOP HEY, FOOZV, FOR HECK-SAKE, CALL OFF THESe : &pRtLmfe, WILL VUH? THEV SIMMS TH' CREEPS/ HUH? WHO'S THISHAIRV- FACED TREE APE? VOU KNOW' •IM; KNOW 'IM? 1 SHOULD 5AV 1 DO/HB'S JUSAWOTHEE MUG FROM MOO-OUST MUG AN' NOT QUITE BRIGHT, BUT ME'S NOT BAD; WE'S QUITE AWEIGWT- On the Spot By HAMLIN SERVANT TVOU? I'LL TELL V'HO\AA WHY, VOU LOWG-W05ED IT IS-IT'S LIKE < HUKIKA HOESE LIVER, THIS V5EE-BACK S. 1 OOT7A GOOD IN MOO HE'S SORT) tfOTIOKJ TO-- ' THA'S GOOD ADVICE} ' SHUDDUP \ OOt? V'CAM TAKB AMD IT FROM l; SO DO SIDDOWKJ.V AS HE. SAYS AKJ' DOMT ASK WHY.' WASH TUBES Nice People By CRANE R.V-BMTEN OLP'POSSUWtt , NO WUWNEK. V I CAN'T FISGER. HE NEARLY/ VOU PON'T COME \WOTA\U9 HIM.&HELP WINSEP / OFTEN, LULU BELLED ME, SONtH VT'S THE IFTHATSTH6 I FIRST TIME HEfS SOUE. FOLKS. ACT. _s U5. V TOOK A SHOT AT ME SINCE I CAUGHT HIS BEARD IN THE CASHING MACHINE.. MYRA NORTH. SPECIAL NURSE Another Call to Duty By THOMPSON AND / W FRIENDS, 1 AM MAPPV TO /ANNOLJMCe WE HAVE JUST / CROSSED 'THE- BOCDEE. OF F \ WE SHOP FOE. Vf C.E.EA1 IDEA, LBW-I COULD PO WITH A . /AMP 1 GOULD DO WITH / SOME SLEEP.. SOME NEW ( CLOTHES AMD... OH, JACK, \ IT'S WOMDERFUU TO HAVE v_vou 5AFE A6A | U . tELLME.PEAIZ.- WILU WOU HAVE TO &O BACK TO PAEIS. AMD I2EPOCT TO'M"? MO.MVUA, I CAW CO THAT EM MAIL 1 THINK. I HAVE EACMEP A EEST /AH, ME ...MOST ^"^s <DIFFICULT FOR THIS 1 HUMBLE PEESOKl- AGE TO IMTRUDE OM SUCH BLISS WTH THE CALL TO A ST6E.MDLnV.BLn SUCH IS THE WAV OP THfe WORLD- DECKLES ANP H||3 FRIENDS Somebody's Playing Tricks By BLOSSER G WAN ? I HAVEN'T PLAYEP A NOTE.' IBOCY PUT THIS THIWQ i BE A(JC> I CAWT" BLOW OLTT ! IVE HUFFE HEY 1 , EDDIE , SOFTEW IT UP A LITTLE IT ( OKAY SOUW&S TERRIBLE.' PLAY A FE// SARS OF '' AMD CIRCUMSTANCE I JUST THAT.'AMP THIKIK THE TUBA IS FLAT;.' I THINK OUR PLAY WILL BE WELL EVEPCV- THIMG'S GOIWS WROWG ORCHESTPA CEHTAINLV ARE LIGHTLY ON THE TUBA AND BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES Steve Finds Out By MARTIW WAY WE CAM MAKE SURE \T A«O AO»tt R. 1M7BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REa \R SHORTY SAYS: "Let us give your car a Spring Cleaning! ,^e give "your car a good vaciiupi' cleaning with each ^ash and Lubrication job. If you wish, we'll call for and deliver your car!" " ' 403 W, Foster F, E, HOFFMAN A

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