Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 12, 1936 · Page 9
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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 9

Pampa, Texas
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Friday, June 12, 1936
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THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS, P»mpa, Te*«i FRIDAY EVUNING* JUNE 12, 108$' NEGLECTED RlDGELANDS Just how badly is soil conservation needed in this country? tjretty badly, a*s all agree. The federal government is trying to do something about it and individual landowners have bee* doing their best to combat erosion, but few people realize the gravity of the situation. The Wshiiigton correcpondent of the Christian Science Monitor, looking into some statistics from the U. S. Forest Service, gave his paper an outline of the situation in these paragraphs: Sfeventy-five per cent of the nation's wool and mohair, 5o per cent of its sheep and lambs and one-third of its cattle and calves are raised on the 728,000,000 acres of riinge, comprising nearly 40 per cent of the total land afea of the United States. Yet, neglect in the last 50 years has hesulted in an average depletion of 50 per cent of this great natural resource, running up to 67 per cent on public domain and government-supervised grazing districts. Three-fourths of this vast area is still on the downgrade. Less than one-quarter of the total acreage and only about 2 per cent of that owned by the goverment has been improved in the past 30 years. Approximately 17,300,000 head of livestock are now grazed on ranges which can provide properly for only 10,800,000. No less than 589,000,000 out of the 728,000,000 acres of range is eroding, thereby reducing productivity and endangering water flow. Not over 5 per cent of the entire range area is in a thoroughly satisfactory condition. There is no 'federal public land in Texas, but as the nation's largest producer of cattle, sheep, goats, wool and mohair, Texas is vitally interested in conservation. The .Monitor correspondent's outline should give Texans something to think about. If the present pace continues, 100 years from now Texas will be a burnt-out country. —Abilene News. PUZZLED? Write to Daily NEWS information service in Washington, D. C. askirr A COLUMN Of 3?acts you have often wished to see in print. Read it daily! A reader can *et the answer to any question of fact bjr writing The Pampa Dally NfctVS' Information Bureau, Frederic J. Hashin, director, Washington, D. 0. Please enclose three (3) cents for reply. BEHIND THE SCENES IN WASHINGTON — BY RODNEY DUTCHER r^~^. Q. How much money te there in the K-ortcl? C. P. M. A. It is estimated there there is about $110,000.000.000 in monej In-the world. This is based on the gojd reserves of 50 principal nations which mnouni to approximately $22.000,000,000. There are variations as to different soun- trles, but on an average the paper antl other money is about five limes the gold held. The United States at present is an exception as it has n much higtier proportion of gold. Some other countries are below the average. Q. In what States do people live Uie longest? H. J. A. In a special study of the Census Bureau it was found that in- five States more than half of the inhabitants live to 65 or over. The percentage in those States of those who live to or beyond 65 Is as follows: Hampshire, Vermont, 54.8; 533.7; Iowa, New 52.6; WASHINGTON—Gossip as to the 1940 presidential aspirations of RFC Chairman Jesse Jones has blossomed anew among insiders who know how the tall, white-haired Texan recently tried to maneuver control of PWA away from Secretary Harold Ickes. It was about that time that Ickes threatened to resign. And Jesse didn't get what he was after, even though he had the support of Harry Hopkins of PWA, whose feud with Ickes is now more bitter than ever. Under congressional pressure, Roosevelt came around to the idea of using PWA revolving fund for PWA grants in a continuation of the loan-grants system which would use RFC money for PWA loans. Jones vigorously sought the power to handle the PWA loans, which would have meant control over the grants and would have left Ickes somewhat in the position of an office boy. ^ Even more astonishingly, the RFC chairman proposed that he be empowered to make loans to municipalities for any and all purposes. That would have made him the banker for city politicians all over the country and, although he already is known as the "world's biggest banker," would have added enormously to his power. Picking up .$250,000,000 for PWA was a sleight-of- hand job, the implications of which the administration doesn't care to stress. It either repudiates the president's promise that there would be no new expenditures beyond those .called for in the budget without new taxation to cover them—or it doesn't, according to the way you look at it. No new appropriation was required. Ickes will merely jbe spending money which otherwise would have been "recoverable" and sooner or later have been paid back into the treasury. Thus it doesn't do the deficits or the national debt any good,—not by $250,000,000. But it's worth pointing out that, under the most favorable .circumstances, the sum may mean up to a billion dollars .in public works. Ickes has said that only about half of .the recipients of PWA grants now require loans from PWA funds, the others being able to get them under aa'favorable terms on the market. There's an increasing disposition to question the accuracy of WPA statistics, although it would be difficult for any agency to check them. Ickes and his friends are sorer than ever at Hopkins, because they believe the facts as to the relative employment potentialities of WPA and PWA were misrepresented to the president. Hopkins, the Ickes faction claims, persuaded Roosevelt to agree that all figures as to government-created wprk should be collated through WPA. The same group charges -that the figures, by the time they were presented to; F. D, R, prior to his apparent decision to let PWA die cti the vine, were "doped." On big PWA projects such as the Tri-Borough Bridge Hr New York, where the states put up 55 per cent of the money, it is claimed by PWA fans that the cost of federal government per man employed is less than the WPA cost. Maine, 52,6; Kansas, 51.2. Q. In what year was Monticello presented to the nation as a shrine? D. W. A. In 1926 the estate of Thomas Jefferson was purchased by his admirers for $500,000 and presented to the United States. Q. What type of intelligence test is the new one developed at the University of Chicago? G. n. A. The test which has been developed after four years of research by Dr. Louis L. Thui;stone is a general one which identifies seven prime elements or dimensions of intelligence, which combine in mental capacity. They are number facility, word fluency, visualizing ability, memory, perceptual speed, induction, and verbal reasoning. It is predicted that the test will be useful in vocational guidance of students. Q. What does it moan in archery to make a gold? P. E. A. It mean's to hit the bull's- eye, the golden center of the target. Q. What kind of plant is an amotto? J. G. A. Arnotto (Bixa orellana) is a small tropical-American ever-green tree of the bixa or Indian-'plUm family.. The seed .coverings ylelc the well-known yellowish-red dye nniotto, used for coloring butter cheese, lacquers, varnishes, oint- mauts, and plasters. The tree is also nailed arnatto, annatto, and anatto. Q. How many bats are there at Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico? J. A. Near the entrance of the caverns is a cave extending back half a mile, where it is estimated three million bats live. . Q. What color is the uniform of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police? C. E. R.' A. The dress uniform is a scarlet tunic and blue trousers with a yellow stripe. The everyday uniform is of khaki. Q. How Old Roman citizens vote in Julius' Caesar's time? W. N. A. The representatives of the people gathered , according to tribes, usually on the Capltoline HH1, which was divided by ropes into as many partitions as there were curiae. A rogator stood at the entrance of each aisle and, after the measure had been proclaimed, received the oral vot^s of the citizens UK they passed out of the aisle, one by one. Later iinall tablet ballots were deposited in n ballot box and placed at the entrance to the aisle. Q. What determines the value of an autograph? C. M. A. According to a table of values computed by the late Thomas P. Mfidigan, demand is first, representing 40 per cent of the elements of value. Contents arc next, rated at 25 per cent, while rarity is rat- id at 20 per cent and condition it 15 per. cent. Q. Please ; give the origin of college caps and gowns. M. C. W. A. The history of academic dress reaches far back into the early toys of the oldest universities. A statute of 1921 required that all Doctors, Licentiates, a.ncl Bache- ors of the University of Coimbra vcnr gowns. In England, the [4Ui century, certain colleges for- jade "excess in apparel" and prescribed the wearing of a long gown. Gowns may have been necessary for warmth in the unheat- ed buildings of the period. Hoods seem to have served the tonsured head until they were superseded by skull caps. These were displaced by a headdress more like the ones now recognised as academic. Both Cambridge and Oxford- have made academic dress a matter of university control. Here's How to Write Letter You may find yourself ujKerly at a loss to know what to do In a situation that calls for a certain .kind of letter, note, invitation, acceptance, regret, or announcement. The HANDY LETTER WRITER is the answer to all such problems or questions. It contains the general rules of correspondence, and gives the accepted forms for practically every (communication you will have occasion to write, business or social, and even love letters. You can secure a copy from our Washington Information Bureau by sending ten cents to cover cost and postage. Use This Coupon The Pampa Daily News Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D, C. I enclose herewith Ten feats in coin (carefully wrappecu for a copy of the booklet on the HANDY LETTER WRITER. Name Street City State : (Mall to Washington, D. C.) 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Act bf One Year Year One Year SUBSCRIPTION RATES 0F iriIE™PAMPA BAlLY By CflM-ie* in tettiiiia .$6.00 Six Months ....;. $3.00 One Month ...... $ 60 By Mail in Gray and Adjoining Counties $5.00 Six Months ...^$2.75 three Months ....$150 By Mail Outside Gray And Adjoining Counties $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 « this newspaper to cast reflection upon the character of knowingly and if through error it should, will appreciate haviBg attention called "to same, and will gladly and fully correct any erroneous statement ' "aying auenuon cauea to OUT OUR WAY ByjWLUAMS 'AW, TELL MER WE WEE& TAKINT VOU TO .GUVS, .HUH? NOW I KJJOW WMV you ., YOU't> WAF.TA BE AWPUL g>)CK T HARA HAVE THREE GUYSTAKE yATOTHEtXXTORI YOU KIW6IT • AWAY WITH IT. -HE'LL (SET AWAY WITH KIT, AWRIGWT. JUST uke i CO,A/VHEM l POOTS AND HER BUDDIES BARBS , A maclwie. gauges strength of the glare of the hqman eye, but it will probably snap under that of a man Whose wife has just trumped his ace. _ The Washington congressman boasts that-he is'the wyentor of the "Zioncheck Zipper." It will enlighten who had begun to think hd lost his buttons. ' Mussolini may have pulled a boner jn getting Italians to .pledge Jthey will "marph straight ahead," since it might out to be a bonus march, You never know what 'he's going to do ,next, so you imagine our surprise that the stowaway aboard the Queen Mary wasn't Zioncheck. ^-y* MS beepme evident that J ,am not a candidate," aa$$JIa»yjej', We understand", also, that.prohibition has beep repealed, Absolutely Ont SSS-T-T/THEEE'S TEACHER,SITW I M THE WINDOW AETHUB- SAKEe>, LOOK SICK. SME'5 SUCET6 REMEMBER. YOU WEREN'T IN 3CHOOL QNOOMIN .DOWN THIS .BylMARTIN MOULDSi-t 1V\ FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS • WE WERE'LUCKY TO HAVE: FOUND THOSE BONES BE-.) 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