Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 4, 1936 · Page 2
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Pampa, Texas
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Thursday, June 4, 1936
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THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS, Pftrtpa, T«*AB THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 4, 1936. CATTLE RUSTLING CONTINUES From the eastern Panhandle hills to the flats of distant West Texas, motorized cattle rustling is proving vexatious to ranchmen. Little less worrisome than oldtime Bustling is this modern method of thieving. Cattlemen and officers are organizing to combat what, with high speed trucks and good roads, is increasingly menacing. Losses are surprisingly heavy at a time when stockmen are feeling the cost keenly. Interception of stolen cattle is about the only way to halt these thefts. Fire-branding, making it impossible to erase the brands, is coming back after having been abandoned by many ranchmen. Multiplicity of brands makes quick, efficient identification of animals difficult. Issuance of triplicated livestock movement permits may be adopted in some western counties. Those moving stock would carry a sheriff's permit, and the sheriff in the county of destination would be sent a duplicate. So, in this week of Centennial programs, when the frontier conditions- are being recalled, this modern cattle rustling reminds us that all is not yet tranquil and safe on the range. 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! A reader can set the answer to any question of fact by writing The Pampa Daily NEWS' Information Bureau, Frederic ,1. Hash in, director, Washington, D. C. Please enclose three (3) cents for reply. BEHIND THE SCENES IN WASHINGTON -BY RODNEY DUTCHER- NEA Service Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON.—The question of what's likely to happen to the sharecropper ;md the tenant farmer under the new farm program lias been given plenty of thought and consideration. The conclusions are not very definite, because there are factors operating for and against that class of farmer. Generally speaking, the ' outlook for many sharecroppers is just some more hard luck. But authorities still disagree as to whether there was any considerable displacement or change in the status of non-landowning farmers under the old AAA program, although they concede that many such farmers were deprived of any share in benefit payments. As is frequently the case, the government has no facilities for computing the amount of human damage. More cotton will be raised in the south under the soil conservation program than under the AAA and the compulsory Bankhead cotton act. That presumably will mean more employment in the cotton fields than recent production levels have required. AAA regulations also call for alloting of 25 per cent of soil conservation payments to sharecroppers, instead of 15 per cent, as under the old schedules. The share specified for the tenant who furnishes his own animals and tools is 37 i/o per cent. But many croppers will be cheated of their money, as many were in the crop reduction program. (It was estimated by officials that they received an average of 11 or 12 per cent of benefit payments, instead of 15 per cent.) Boosting of the cropper's share to 25 per cent is also J*e}3-to -cfsUise some planters to eliminate sharecropping agreements and transform the croppers into day laborers. The volume of benefit payments will be smaller in most crops under the new program, and that again presumably will provide an inducement to landlords to turn sharecroppers into laborers. Soil building crops, such as clover and soy beans, usually will require nowhere near as much care as cotton once again creating the probability that planters will prefer to have them handled at necessary intervals by hired- help. The economic position of agricultural laborers and the reasons so many of them seek relief rolls when not working appeal's to be explained by the fact that those engaged in the current cotton-croppers' strike in three Arkansas counties are demanding a pay increase from a present 7 J /> cents to 15 cents an hour. This strike, although believed to be foredoomed to failure, has worried several government departments in Washington and was even brought up at a cabinet meeting. Secretary of tabor Frances Perkins, inclined to shiver at the thought that her department might have to negotiate any strike settlement which would set a wage as low as 15 cents an hour, nevertheless suggested at the cabinet meeting that she would like to send a representative into the strike area. Vice President Garner objected, on the ground of political considerations. "Federal intervention" would displease the planters, he said. Q. Was John Galsworthy ever offered a knighthood? K. M. R. A. He declined a knighthood in 1918. Q. Please give me some information on the position of women in Russia. A. S. A One million women hold some form of public office in Russia. On the managing boards of industrial or agricultural cooperatives there arc another 100,000 and 112,000 are co-judges. Eight out of every hundred villages have women presidents. Women comprise 36 per cent of students in higher technical schools, and 75 per cent of medical students. Q. Is Yellowstone or Hot Springs the oldest national park in the United States? M. .7. A. Yellowstone WRK set aside "for the benefit and enjoyment of the people, March 1. 1872. thus becoming the first of the national parlw. Hot Springs was not made a national park until 1021. Forty-seven hot springs had been reserved there by the federal government, in 1832 to prevent exploitation of waters. Q. Does the 17-year locust, which is appearing this year, have a song like that of the annual locust which is heart! in August and September? D. C. A. The song has .no resemblance to the shrill, undulating screech oi the annual locusts. The song and notes of the larger variety of the. 17-year cicada have a burr sound and at least four different utterances can be distinguished. Q. What is a franc-tireur? B.E.C, A. He is a French skirmishing or scouting sharpshooter. Q. .Who has been selected as Wei- lesley's new president? F. M. A. Mildred Helen McAfee, dean of women at Oberlin college, has been appointed as successor to President Ellen Fltz Pendleton, who is resigning. Q. Please name some of the plants which could be included in a Shakespeare garden. M. B. T. A. References to the following flowers and shrubs are made in Shakepcrire's plays: Primrose, cowslip, oxlip, daffodil, daisies, violet, lady-smock, cuckoo-bud, anemone, harebell, columbine, broom, rose, lily, crown-imperial, f e r n . carnation, marigold, larkspur, pansy, poppv, crow-flowers, long-purple, crocus, pomegranite. myrtle, rosemary, lavender, mints, marjoram, thyme.. Q. Why is the Douay Bible given this name? W. -T. A. It is an English translation o[ | the Vulgate which was made at Douay, France, about 1009. It was made by English refugees, and is commonly accepted by English- speaking Roman Catholics. , Q. How was a successor determined when Tunney retired from the prize ring? A. W. A. A. After Gene Tunney's retirement in 132S,_the New York State Athletic commission ordofecl ti tournament to determine his successor. Jack Sharkcy and Young Strlbllng became standouts. They met in Miami. Fla., February 27. 1929, and | Sharkey won a 10-round decision. Q. From what, tribes were the African negroes drawn in securing slaves for the American colonies? E. G. A. The Negro in Our History by Carter G. Wooclson says: "The source of these negroes will be of much interest. They came in the main from Oujjica mid the Gold Const. Very few Came from the West Coast of Africa. The slave trading nations did not control that pnrt of the continent. Among these slaves were a few of the most intelligent of the Africans, the Senegalese, with an infusion of Arabic blood. They were especially valuable for their work as mechanics nnd IU-UKRHK. Then there were the Mndingies. who were considered ({enllc in demeanor but 'prone to theft.' The Coromatcus brought, from Uic Gold Coast were hearty and stalwart in mind and body. For that reason they wero frequently the source of slave insurrections. It was said, however, that the Coromantecs were not re- rengeful when well trealed. Slavers brought over some Whydahs, Nagius. and Paw Paws. They were much do- sired by the planters because they were lusty, industrious, cheerful, and submissive. There came also the Gaboons. They were physically weak ascl consequently unsuited for purposes of exploitation. The colonists imported, too, some Gambia negroes, prized for their meekness. The Eboes brought from Calabar were not desired, because they were inclined to commit suicide rather than bear the yoke of slavery. The Congoes, An- golas, and the Eboes gave their masters much trouble by running away. Among the negroes thus imported, too. there were a few Moors and some brown people from Madagascar." Do You Know A Termite? The termite is not a true ant— although it looks like one. This destructive insect lives in and on wood which is its dwelling place and Us food. It is dangerous in that it never breaks through a surface, but devour;; wood until there is nothing left but a • shell, which may a collapse at nny time. You must know the termite—it may br around you right now. There is an official booklet which gives all the facts about these strange insects, .shows pictures of them, with illustrations of the fearful havoc t-he-y work on various object, 1 ;. A copy of tills interesting little publication can be -had by anyone who Rends five cents with his name and address, The nickel is necessary to cover ihc cost of handling and postage. 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 B. POND, Business Mgr.; OLTN E. HINKLE, .Managing Editor MEMBERS OP 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 also the local news published herein. All rights for re-publication of special dispatches herein also are reserved. Entered as second-class matter March 15, 1927, at the postoffice at Pampa, Texas, under the Act of March 3, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS: One Year One Year One Year .$6.00 .$5.00 .$7.00 By Carrier in P.impa Six Months $3.00 One Month $ .GO By Mail in Gray ami Adjoining: Counties Six Months $2.75 Three Months $1.50 By Mail Outside Gray And Adjoining- Counties 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 cast reflection upon the character of anyone 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. OUT OUR WAY By WILLIAMS Use This Coupon The Pampa Daily News Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. , I enclose herewith five cents in coin (carefully wrappedi for a copy of the Termite Booklet. Name Street City State (Mail to Washington, D. C.) I'M TRYING TO 6ET UP TWE STAIRS - I WAVE TO PUT THEM SOMEWHERE I THEEE ANOTWEE LOAD, VET- TWO LOAPS.' BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES Too Late By 1 MARTIN VO A <SW\VA \Ai\F ' A ONX A\\ AVV <b\6WtO 1936 BY NEA SERVICE, INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS Fetching Ways BARBS A weather item mentions a "35-year cycle," which iriust be something 1 on the order ol' the one on which the youngster goes to the grocery .store. Two old murders in Cleveland were believed the work of the Black Legion. The clan's hand may yet be seen in that dastardly Cock Robin affair. A six-inch rain in the vicinity reveals there is a Liberal, Kan. This must, at all costs, be kept from the budget-balancing governor. "Dizzy Dean has been broadcasting regularly." Come to think of it, he must have been the speaker we thought was an eye specialist. "Government Lifts Ban on Reindeer Killing." It's a handy item for Mr. MacTavish to explain to the bairns next Christmas, if Santa fails to show up. At the rate they're bagging their quarry, G-men eventually may be reduced to the expedient of throwing back every third public enemy. "It takes approximately 25 minutes to take a roll call of the House of Representatives." Except, of course, on days when there's a dpubleheader. "Dionne quintuplets are learning to speak French." Jt must be hard for them to understand why the little pig pried "Yes, yes, yes," all the way home. "Find, cure for X-ray sickness." That must be the ail- which youngsters frequently get on school days, the one it is so easy to see through. TAG, I'M JUST ABOUT AT MY WIT'S EWD WITH THIS DOG OF YOURS.' WHAT'S I THE: MATTER, MOM? HE HAS BEEN CARTING ALL HIS BOWES it-no THE LIYING ROOM !.fT.HAS STOP, MAW ! LAND SAkES ALIVE.' WHERE IW THE WAME OF GOODNESS DID Vou DIG UP THOSE: i£ BOWETS GOSH, MOMjYA CAN'T BLAME: POODLECS FOR THAT.' ,^ / IU= ByBLOSSEF j I WANT YOU To Dispose: OF THEM... GETTWEM OUT OF THE: HOUSE.' MYRA NORTH, SPECIAL NURSE Devries Takes Charge fljYSTER AMD PC. DEVRIES, IM . COMPAMV WITH MYRA, UNPEG THE IMFLUEK4CE OF A STEAMOE DEUG, ARRIVE IM CAIEO ON A MI55IOKJ OUR FIRST STEP IS TO ESTABLISH J|B OUE5ELVES IM AN OBSCUEG IL | HOTEL, AS REPRESENTATIVES [L-Jl OF TWE EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT. VOU'RE ABSOLUTELY SUCE WE CAM TEU3T THE GIRL, DEVSSIE5? _PpON'T WORRY 1 ABOUT THAT, WV3TER- &ME DOESN'T EVEN) KMOW WWEEE 5ME NEVER MIND THAT.'. JUST SEE THAT HE: DOESNT DRAG iw ANY MORE: BOWES! i WANT YOU TO SPEAK TO HIM !! GEE, A BONE ID A DOG IS AS IMPORT- AST AS AN OWIOKI IS TO /fHAM- BURGER ! I WOULD, MOM , BUT j I DOW'T KWOW •WHAT HE LIKES TD TA'UK ABOUT.'/ By THOMPSON AND COLV MOW THEN, MYRA... I WAWT SOU TO PAY VEGY CLOSE ATTEWTIOM'- LOOK AT MY EYE5...FEOM NOW ON, YOU WILL OBEY ONLY KAV OEDERS -YOU UNDERSTAND? VEEY GOOD, THEM....YOU TAKE HEE UP TO THE SUITE, WHILE I GO OUT AMD DIG UP SOME EGYPT/AM COSTUMED. NO OME ELSE. NWTEESTOVQU- ALLEY OOP Another King By HAMLIN FIRST THING OM THlJ-U-IE MEANS WE'RE PROGRAM THIS/^URF?\GOIW' SWIMMIM'' MOPNIMG WILL/WHAT5 THATPYTHEU YOU BE A DIP IM /AN' SAV-WHENJ WILL HAVE S TH' SURF.' ( DO WE EAT. 7 ; BREAKFAST " WITH TH' j- HOW VHOY, HOY-' THIS < YOU'LL HAFTA HURRY DO YOU; IS SWELL-BUT/ TO TH' PALACE, MOW- LIKE CTHISISTH' ,- x WE POUT WAMTCHA \FUMNIESr /T'KEEP HIS MAJESTY HERE WE ARE. \OKAY-MAU, I'M SO AT TH' PALACE •) HUW&RV 1 COULD GO RI&HT V EAT A FULL-GROWM OM IM - J 1 OIUOSAUR. - t\ KIMG-HOWLL HAVE YOUR. TURTLE EGGS

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