Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on May 31, 1936 · Page 23
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, MAY si, 1936. HAVE LED THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS, Pampa, Texas CHURCH, SCHOOL, AND CIVIC AFFAIRS IN SCOPE playgrounds a n rt parks, beautiful homes anil nappy children— these Hie women of the plains country point out as their contributions to the area's progress. Pampa, in common with other Panhandle cities, attributes Us growth in culture, hrauty, ami welfare activities largely to women. From the time the first pioneei women came with their families tc build homes In a land lately takm from Indian control, westerner!have, entrusted certain duties ii building the country to "the women-folks." Women were largely responsible for establishing the first churches nnd schools, and as towns began to grow, they organized and started the work of making these town? more suitable places for homes am children. Churches Took Lead , Church societies were the first organizations. . Many n substantial 1 place of worship in the Panhandle today rests on a foundation supplied by funds from Ladies Aid suppers. t Assistance to the schools was ' given in various ways, until the Parent-Teacher association was Introduced to this country. The first association was organized in Pampa- In 1918, just after the women had completed their World war work In the Red Cross. -. Promptly, the organization equipped school playgrounds, a domestic science department in the hMi school, school libraries, and music departments. Through the years its assistance to students has continued, branching in recent depression years Into large scale welfare work iqr underprivileged pupils whose parents are unable to keep them in school without help. ; Growth of the organization has kept pace with that of the city. Instead of one unit for a 10-teacher school, there are now six units with a total membership of more than a thousand, working in the six large Bampa schools. Mrs. C. T. Hunka- Rlllar was the first president, has been active. in the entire history of the association, and was recently wected district president. El Progress™ Fifst Federated club history begins only a. little later in this county. El Progresso club was federated first only two weeks before the Home Service club. Mrs. L. C. McMurtry was president of the former, Mrs. A. B. McAfee of the latter. Home Service club, whose mern.- bers Hved in an area just east of Pampa, combined home demonstration and study club activities. It no longer functions under that name its members are now members o other clubs. El Progrcsso led the way for organization of other women's cluljf in the jate 1920's and early 1930's which banded together in the Council of Women's clubs and united their influence. The city library was started, nnd is still assisted, by club women. The women's club room in the city halj was built at their request and furnished by their labor. A city recreation program and .such related projects as child story hours have been and still arc important, on Ulcir program. Kept Home Agent Prdnmlx-d club women joined home demonstration club women u few years sign to insist that the county home demonstration agent be. retained here. Their retiuest was granted, and the agent's work in farm homes of the county has continued to add lo the comfort and health of a largo section of the population. Welfare work has been important to club women in recent years They cooperated in the move for appointment, of a county child welfare board and organization oi' a county tuberculosis society. Civic affairs have been given nt- tcnlfon by women's organizations and individuals. Whenever the cotm- cver the comity, city or school district has voted on bond issues for improvements, these groups have actively supported progressive movements. They have exercise the right ol petition, of personal calls on ' county and city governing bodie.-i and the ballot in supporting issues. Beautiful Homes Bcaulification of public grounds and of homes has been largely in the hands of women, from the time the pioneer wife planted a few morning glories on her backyard fence, to the present well-organized Garden club program. Without claiming to have originated nil these projects, or to have completed them alone, women of the Panhandle are able to cite a record of progress commensurate with the more distinctly masculine -;rowth of industry and building PAGE THREE SOCIAL GROWTH OF PRIVATE CAPITAL NOT HURT BY FEDERAL PLAN BHOOKLYN,~NTy. - Certain mortgage interests which have per- •uslently criticized the Federal Housing administration were taken ;" r* k , "'. " ^ntement by Cadman !.. rredrni'k, president of the Suffolk County Federal Savings and I.oun association. The statement is IK lolloww: . "Much of this cril.ici.sni is so specious that, it could almost be called sniping.' It i K based, for Urn most wrt, on a thorough misinterpreta- 1011 of tin; .significance of this p;ir- .leulur phu.se or the government's activities. FARM DAY IS SET DALLAS, May 30.—Grange and Farm Organization day at the $25 000,000 Texas Centennial Exposition will be July 30. More than 30,000 "embers of the Grange will greet National President L. J. Taber of Columbus, Ohio, jiere on that day. American Trade Up in Palestine JERUSALEM (Palcor) — An increase in the value of 1935 imports f rom America was reported by S A 3udmore, statistician of the' PaJ- estine government. The total was approximately $7,500,000. 'Among the covert charges that lave come to my ears in the inti- nntion that the government, in its '(Uicational efforts in behalf of the Federal Housing administration, has sought to give the impression that lie money advanced for homo fi- lancing and modernization under •lie Federal Housing administration Man comes from Federal sources. Nothing could be more absurd. "In all of its literature the Fed- Tat Housing administration has ;one out of its way to convey the idea that the money is from private sources nnd i.s merely insured by the government. To have clone otherwise would have defeated the essential aim and value of the Federal Housing administration, which was instituted to induce private capital to cooperate with the government in stimulating the construction and repairing of homes in order to spread employment. "Those who consider the fixed charges for Federal Housing administration insured] loans too high would probably have been the first to censure the government if it had fixed the interest rate at anything less than the present 5 per cent. Remember that the government was seeking the aid of private capital and could not risk additional opposition from the banks by- decreeing a maximum rate which the latter would have construed as an unsound attempt to flood the home building field with cheap money. "It is true that the half of one per cent insurance charge is assessed against the original principal of n, loan amortized monthly over a period of from twelve to twenty vc.-trs. But it must also be borne in nind that the authors of this plan were invading an entirely new insurance field. In estimating the possible risk of mortgage investment CLINT C. SMALL Forty-Three Years in the Panhandle Is the Background of the Man Who S«eks Re-Election to the Texas Senate, Subject to Approval of Voters in the 31st Senatorial District iRqvn, CMls , clo " s ° f the heartaches and the hardships of the Plains people since 1893 when he came to Collmgsworth County as a youth. His father joined the T uioneers who made growth in West Texas an outstanding achievement in the LoeSta? State • For nearly a half century of the period we now pay reverence, the Small family has to toe 6St ""^ em ' f ° Ught m ™ y ftontler: thai of f,,f,,S il Hi Sl ?i al , 1 f °i Democrat If 1 spirit as wel1 as b y P art y affiliation, has seen into the future. His fight to conserve the region's natural resources, dividing the prof its among many, has been a gallant struggle for BIGHT over WRONG. B u plouts among polio™ 3 Centennlal obsel ' van °e finds him pledged to a continuation of his humanitarian This Space Coiitribu.tea By Friends of Clint Small based on the aggregate'of foreclosures, they had no such 'expectancy' data to guide them as have life insurance companies, for example. 'Naturally,-they had-to- play safe in setting, up a sufficiently large fund to provide full' protection for the investor irt the evfrrit ot aribftfer collapse of the real estate rri'arket. "The muchicited law of supply and demand operates in the mdh'ey market just as- sUi-ely^ag ib ; 'does else where in 'the> economic S6heme. If future conditions justify: -such' a. step there; is -noth'ing : ln' : the'Nfli-' tional Housing act "which ''""fctofia. prevent a mortgage ••' •'iristittitttn from setting a. substantially Wer rate of interest on a.-' tJoverhment- insured loan, The'lender is the Sole arbiter of .the.rate, .and, h-e^C ife ais low as he pleases under the maximum. "I cannot believe that such* faultfinding reflects or represents the majority opinion among savings and'loan men. To ignore the benefits to them from the Federal Housing administration would be base ingratitude. The authors of the National Housing act paid- them the signal compliment of taking the mortgage instrument which savings 4hd loan associations had developed and applying it, with certain modification^ and improvements, to the new form" of housing finance. .' "By increasing the maximum term of the loan and thus reducing the /monthly budget payments, the ict brought home buying and home bulldirtg ^ within the range of a ytyfe Skater,, number of people, By of- fering the insurance feature it created a new form of high-yield, gilt- edge investment second to none in ultimate security, which has increased the public's confidence in mortgages and accelerated the flow of capital into real estate. "By insuring- individual deposits up to $5,000 in savings and loan associations, the government helped to expand the loaning resources of savings and loan associations, and it also multiplied these reserves through the Federal Home Loan Bank and directly through the Treasury, thus putting the association in a position to do more business than they have ever transacted before. "Mortgage interests everywhere owe a substantial debt, to the Government, for what some flippantly call the 'PHA ballyhoo.' The educational efforts of the Federal Housing administration to populai- ize the single mortgage system has done more in one year to make the country home-minded than mortgage institutions have ever accomplished by individual or collective efforts. Let us keep the social and economic benefit of such activity clearly before us when we feel impelled by political zeal to create an issue where none exists.'' «•» RATES COME DOWN DALLAS, May 30.—Railroads are drafting tariffs that will bring rates down to as low as a cent a mile for travel to and from the $25,000 000 Texas Centennial Exposition which opens here June G lo continue through Nov. 29. HOT-D06 tfdW OFFIClAli- IN ENGLISH RESORT ; HULL, England ffi~- The humble hot-dog at last has attained an official status in England. No longer will street-sellers of the American tidbit be told to "move on", by the police. Hereafter, they will be licensed and wear armlets as theif badge of office. The vendors^ mostly unemployed trying to keep off the dole, have been organized into a recognized body. Formerly they, were required to keep constantly on the move. Dick Foran was a special inves- V tigator for a railroad when a l ;alent scout signed him for pic- , tures. . TTie March of Empire Has ... In Texas S the caravans of dust-covered immigrant wagons on their westward trek dwindled in number and -the frontier spaces changed from desolate regions to populated areas, the march of empire did not cease nor slacken o'er Texas broad domain. The push of the pioneers into the land of the southwest sun provided only the tinder for the raging flame of progressive energy-that was to mark the trend of Texas for a hundred years. Up through these years the march of empire has moved incessantly. Generation after generation fell into the never ending line to carry on the building that started with the first log cabin, on the plains. The vast lone stretches became flecked with cattle. Farms were started and settlements came into being and grew to great cities. More people came, more farms were tilled, more products were produced and then in the late sixties came the flow of precious oil and gas. Qn, on,, on went the march of empire. More people, tno,re. farms, more cities, more cattle, railroads, min" ing,, cotton, and more and more came the oil and one of the largest gas fields in the world. AJter one hundred years an the march of accomplish' n^ent, Texas has not yet arrived. The march of empire continues with but a brief pause at the century mile post to review its fortunes of the past. 1936—The march of empire marches on. . . To greater heights of attainment is the Texas formula for awoth^rjiundred years to come. Maybe some day in tfce distant centuries, Texas will have reached its ultimate goal; its pinnacle of achievement. Today it is only starting. Texas It's Second of Progress arts on 100 Years (This Centennial Message Sponsored By) Central States Power & Light Corporation (NATURAL GAS DIVISION) PAMPA, TEXAS

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