Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 3, 1936 · Page 2
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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 2

Pampa, Texas
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Wednesday, June 3, 1936
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PAG! two ^ 'HIE t-AMPA DAILY NEWS, Tampa, Texas WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 3, BEING PRESIDENT IS A "JOB" Most any father would like for his son to become president. It is peculiarly American for each father to look upon his newborn son as a potential president. Nearly every mother who knows much about the arduous duties of a president fails to find any comfort in such political ambitions for her son—or daughter. The reason is amply given by an Associated Press writer who also mentioned the aspects of the. presidency which attract. Why, he asks, should anyone be president? He lives in a house provided 'by the state, but two- th'irds of it is a museum. He is surrounded by guards—secret service men for himself, a special police force for the house and grounds. His mornings are given over to conferences. There are cabinet meetings twice a week. He may lunch at his desk so business will not halt. Routine official writings exceed 25,000 papers annually, an average of 80 a day. Afternoons see fewer visitors, but more business. He presides at formal dinners. Ordinary dinners and luncheons at the White House take on a social-political aspect due to the exigencies of time. Opportunity for a simply family gathering around the dinner table is relatively rare. The White House executive offices employ 161 persons. Servants number 20. Salaries and Expenses The Presidency costs the government between $400,000 and $500,000 annually. The president receives $100,000 a year, $25,000 of which can be used to cover his costs of transportation and "official entertainment." If his expenses under these heads do not total $25,000, the surplus is turned over to the treasury. There have been 32 presidents. Six died in office, three from assassins' bullets. Being president can worry men embitter them, set them apart from other men, sadden them. General William Techumesh Sherman said that if he was nominated he would not accept and if elected he would not serye. After his first full term, President Calvin Coolidge declared: "I do not choose to run." Nevertheless, the White House has attracted hundred of men in public life. There is a splendor in the presidency which communicates itself to every incumbent. What the president says and does is of paramount importance to the nation and the world. The United States is full of men whose important utterances receive first page attention and start editorial and informal discussion. But there is only one person whose words and acts can have the effect which the president can produce, and that is the president himself. The president is 'the leader of the nation. A present success can wipe out much past error. Until the day he leaves office the most ineffectual, most timid president can make for himself a place in history. Even after he leaves the White House, prestige surrounds a man who has been elected to the highest office. Railroads prefer to make available private cars rathei than ordinary "sleepers" when he travels. His movements are noted by the press; well-wishers continue to send gifts; he is the center of party conferences. The death of a former president sends all other news to the inside pages. PUZZLED? Write to Daily NEWS information service in Washington, D. C. A COLUMN Of Facts you have often wished to see in print. Read it daily! BEHIND THE SCENES IN WASHINGTON BY RODNEY DUTCHER^NEA Service Staff Correspondent *" WASHINGTON.—Senator Borah has decided that he ' won't campaign for Governor Landon if the latter is nominated for the presidency. Something may happen to change Borah's mind. But it will have to be something more than the recent overtures from Landon representatives who have invited the Idaho senator to help write the Republican platform. Hoover roped in Borah in 1928 by giving him virtually a free hand with the platform. Planks covering dry law enforcement, corruption, and publicity for campaign expenditures were inserted as the senator desired them. The farm plank finally adopted incorporated enough of Borah's ideas to cause him to support it on the convention floor. The one plank prepared by Borah which wasn't accepted was the one condemning the Coolidge administration's Latin American policy. But Borah now feels platform planks aren't very nourishing. He became the chief G. O. P. campaign orator in 1928, but after four years of Hoover he was so disappointed that he took no part in the 1932 fight. He now is said to regard Landon as a candidate backed by. the du Fonts, Hearst and reactionary eastern bosses. He expects to "take a walk" and keep out of the presidential cainpaign. He has no thought of endorsing Roosevelt, whom he regards as an enemy of the Constitution. The senator isn't committing himself publicly, however. And the Landon forces haven't given up their efforts to conciliate him. A conversation with Landon himself might change his attitude and some effort to get the two men together is virtually certain. Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau is opposing the proposed appointment of Max Truitt of St. Louis, solicitor for the RFC, as general counsel for the Bureau of Internal Revenue. He may have to cave in, however, as Truitt is a son- in-law of Senator Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky, keynoter at this year's Democratic convention. In secret conferences preceding introduction of the administration tax bill, certain New Deal attorneys sought to insert a provision limiting fees of lawyers appearing in cases against the government to a maximum of $5,000. Fees in such cases are reported to have gone as high as $1,000,000—perhaps higher. So this move was rather radical and also optimistic, considering the fact that Congress is made up largely of lawyers, many of whom will be lobbying or practicing law here sooner or later. But the government is at a constant disadvantage be- c#us.e its opponents in legal cases often include the best talent money can buy. Oliphant knocked that proposal out of the tax bill on the ground that it would overload the measure and make ik})ard,er to pass. • Some progressive senators are expected to offer the pj^ppsal as an amendment. But its chances of eventual Passage-seem light. A reader can ?et <he answer to any qiicslicr! .if fact by wriling; The Pampa Daily NEWS' Information Bureau, Frederic ,T. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. Please enrl»se three (3) cents for reply. Q. Who received the Guggenheim Award this year? H. J. A. George William Lewis, director of aeronautical research of the National Advisory Committee Tor Aeronautics, was awarded the 193S Daniel Guggenheim Medal for "outstanding success in the direction of nreonauticnl research and for the development of original equipment and methods." Q. What has become of Omaha, who won the Kentucky Derby and Preakiiess last year? A. He is at Freemason Lodge. Newmarket, England. This is the training establishment of Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort. Omaha won his first English race on May 9. and will be a strong contender for the Gold Cup race at Ascot on June 18. Q. Are the New Jersey quadruplets to have guardians? M M. A. The Kaspar children have an advisory board, headed by the Mayor of Passaic, to handle their business affairs. A trust fund has beer, established for them. Q. How old must a dog be to be entered in a dog show? J. O. A. A dog must be six months old before he can be entered in a licensed dog show. In shows that are held by local organizations the age of a puppy does not matter but in American Kennel club shows there is a puppy class in which dogs from 6^ months to 1 year are entered. Q. What Is the acreage of Duke University in North Carolina? M. R. W. A. The grounds comprise 5,300 acres. Q. How many buildings were destroyed in the great Boston Fire? T. G. A. There were 776 buildings destroyed, and the damage was estimated at $75,000,000. Q. What flower did Shakespeare place beneath Juliet's window? W. S. A. The pomegranate, a flower of unusually rich coloring and symbolism. Q. What are the largest rivers in Africa? R. L. A. The four largest rivers are (,hs Nile, the Congo, the Niger, and the Zambezi. Q. Is Goody Two-Shoe a Mother Goope character? R. H. L. A. This is the name of a character in a nursery tale by Oliver Goldsmith. Q. How many slogans have been registered with Printers' Ink? F. T. A. Printers' ink now has more than 7,500 slogans on file. It is the only complete file of its kind The register was started in 1919. Q. Who starred in The Red Mill? F. G. C. A. David Montgomery and Fred Sione starred in this production which had its premier at the Knickerbocker theatre. New YOI-K. r,n September 24, 1900 Q. When did-the Army and Navy begin to use the fingerprint me[ thocl of identification? B K A. The use of this method was bcRim by the Army in November, 1900, and by the Navy onn January 1, 1P07. Q. Did Halley discover the comet which bears his name? H. S. A. He did not discover It, but fivu years later, in 1C87, lie computed its orbit. Q. Can children hear sounds which adults do not hear? M. G. A. Children are able to hear sounds of much higher pitch than older people do. Q. When was the Joan of Arc celebration in France? K. S. B The fete was held at Rouen on May 24. Q. When were barbed-wire entanglements first uesd in warfare? B. C. A. They were first used by the Spaniards in Cuba during the Spanish American war. But it was during the World war that they were used extensively and in some instanres were electrified. Q. Who is sponsor of New Life Movement in China? E. D. P. A. It was founded, February 1934. by General Chaing- Kai-Shek The summary issued by the association for the development of the New Life movement at Nan- chting, provincial capital of Kiang- si. states the following: "To give new life to a nation whose peo- ple find long been accustomed to I the habits of disorderliness, weak- j net.s, dullness, rudeness, and vulgar | manners. It aims at the promotion i of orderliness, cleanliness, simpli- j city, frugality, promptness, and accuracy. One's daily activities should be guided by the famous virtues: Courtesy, justice, integrity, and conscientiousness." A change of outlook of the people v/as also suggested, so that they may develop a new spirit and atility to meet requirements of a • new era. THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS Published evenings except Saturday and Sunday morning by Pampa Daily NEWS. 322 West Foster, Pampa, Texas. JAMES E. LYONS, Gen. Mgr.; PHILIP R. POND, Business Mgr.; OLIN E. HINKLE, Managing Editor MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.—Full Leased Wire. The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to or not otherwise credited in this newspaper and aiso the local news published herein. All rights for re-publication of special dispatches herein also are reserve-i. Entered as .second-class matter March 15, 1927, nt the postoffice at Pampa, Texas, under the Act of March 3. 1879. SUBSCIUPTION RATES OF THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS: One Year By Carrier in P.impa $6.00 Six Months ..' $3.00 One Month $.60 By Mail in Gray and Adjoining- Counties One Year $5.00 Six Months $2.75 Three Months $1.50 By Mail Outsitle Gray And Adjoining Counties One Year $7.00 Six Months $3.75 Three Months $2.10 One Week $ .15 One Month $ .60 One Month $ .75 NOTICE—It is not the intention of this newspaper to cnst reflection upon the character of anyotie knowingly and if through error it should, the management will appreciate having attention called to same, and will gladly and fully correct any erroneous statement made. Care of Feet Told in Book Whether you travel or stay at home, whether you play golf or tennis, or just nit and watch the others play, the summer months will be hard on your feet. Feet swell in hot weather, and shoes become tighter. Perspiration makes the skin subject to rash and other ailments. And yet few people think to look after their feet. They go to beauty parlors and barber shops, and yet neglect to give their feet the treatment they should have. Don't be one of these negligent people. Become intelligent on the subject of foot cure. Learn how to exercise feet properly, what kind of shoes to wear, and how to make your feet happy by home treatment. The Pampa Daily NEWS is offering a booklet, Care of the Feet, which should be in every home. Give your feet a chance for comfort. OUT OUR WAY By WILLIAMS Use This Coupon The Pampa Daily News Information Bureau, Frederic J, Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. I enclose herewith 10 cents in In coin (can-fully wrapped I for a copy of the booklet. Care of the Feet. Name Street City State (Mail to Washington, D. C.) .'AT'b Jl\'~ Wl-lV V •SOME PEOPLE PONT. HAVE NIOTHIN' IN LIFE —TOO LAZV TO PICK, \VHEN THERg LOTS OP PlCKl,\i'. YEP, IT'S THER \ OWN FAULT, \ CERTIM PEOPLE ' I KNOW-VOLJ GOTTA WORK TO HAVE THIN 6S~TO BKlNv^ HOME- TH' BERRIES.' TH' BEAVER BUILDS TH 1 VOLJ KNOW. 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