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Jt'AGfi THE,PAMPA DAILY NfcWS, Painpa, fe*aa SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 14, 1936 EDITORIAL ' ' A SPIRIT FOR OUR DAY: Let all bitterness and WJPatn, and angrer, and clamour, and evil speaking-, be put away frt>m you, with all malice: and be ye kind ofle to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.—Ephesians 4:31> 32. OLt> AtSfc PENSIONS Concern of certain office-seekers for the old folks is sti strewn with crocodile tears that the public surely Will winder where these politicians have been through the yedts? They are crying for immediate and full payment of state old age assistance, as if a day's delay is a crime. SUCH attitudes are born of political expedienc3 r . If the payrhfetits had been started before proper preparations cowlcTbe made, these same politicians would today be crying out against waste and haste. Payments will begin July 1, the legal deadline. Be- cailse ^the legislature did not give the bill a two-thirds majority, the statute did not become effective until 90 days after passage. The Old Age Assistance commission could not be appointed until February 14. This commission then faced the task of preparing, printing, distributing and receiving and investigating some 200,000 applications — one of the biggest administrative jobs ever* attempted in the state. Actually, the commission was named unofficially three months before the effective date of the law, by Governor James V. Allred, so that it could make preliminary preparations. These men worked without pay during the period. It is charged that there is no money available to pay the pensions. By July 1, according to the best estimates, there will be $2,146,000 in the state treasury for the purpose. This is a sum, matched by federal funds, which will suffice until the legislature, armed with dependable statistics, passes revenue measures permanently adequate. Contrary to some claims, the Texas old age assistance plan is not limited to paupers. It allows a man and wife joint o\vnership of real estate up to $7,500 free of en- cuittlbrarices, and personal property up to $1,000, or a total equity of $8,500, plus an annual income of up to $750. Applicants are not disqualified because they have relatives able to support them. Rather than being too strict, the assistance law leans in the other direction insofar as; previously accepted ideas are concerned. . The average business man and thoughtful citizen are not likely to take seriously the claims that Texas is not "doing right" by the old folks. PUZZLED? Write to Daily NEWS, information service in Washington, D. C. ti askir A COLUMN Of Facts you have often wished to see in print. Read it daily! A rcade*- can %tt the answer to any question of fart by writing The Pampa Daily NEWS' Ttifor- mation Bureau, Frederic; .1; Hasltin, diifctor, Washington, D. C. Please enclose three (3) cents for reply. Q. Why are .some people called | Little Englan'ders? T. P. A. The term mine into prominence at the time of the South African war of 1899-10C2. and was applied to Englishmen who preferred to see England small, contented, and self-contained rather than a world empire with all the attendant dangers. Q. What is the name of the jriest who celebrated mass on the -Hndenbtirg? E. R. BEHIND THE SCENES IN WASHINGTON -BY RODNEY DUTCHER.. WASHINGTON—Even before a candidate was nominated, the Republicans raised $900,000 for the campaign. .This is revealed by William Brown Bell, chairman of the party's finance commtitee and president of the American Cyanatnid company, who is touring the country to collect funds. Sixteen thousand people have contributed so far, ac cording to Bell. "Do you agree that another term of Roosevelt would bankrupt this country?" the white-haired industrialist was asked. "We would, be exposed to a great danger," he replied. "We have been a prosperous country, but I doubt if we could stand that. . Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace's forthcoming book, to be entitled "Whose Constitution?" will refer to the supreme court justices as "Elder Statesmen, which may make some of them sore, because it implies they are politicians rather than strict interpreters of the Constitution, as they profess to be. ..Wallace will insist that the court has become a super- political body, in the sense that it divides fundamentally on 'conservative-liberal lines. He will dwell on the extent to which the court has free- dotti of choice in making what it calls judicial reviews and point out that its real power comes from public affection and admiration, which it might easily lose. • Wallace has been foremost at cabinet meetings in urging that Roosevelt make anti-New Deal decisions and tKe supreme court conservative majority a campaign issue. '' Eiriil Hurja, who runs the Democratic National com- niittee organization for Jim Farley, hopes no more newspapers will refer to him in headlines or otherwise as a "seer." Past instances of that arise fl-om Hurja's reputation as a..-political election forecaster. He has an elaborate system of checks and charts which in the 1932 and 1934 elections prdye'd astonishingly accurate. ..People have begun to write him for "readings" of their futures. Most of the letters are pitiful, some desperate. Some v»riters enclose money, but most can't afford it, , . Tekas Legends and Folklore By Olive M. Johnson, Director of Speech Arts North Texas State Teachers College QUAINT REMEDIES AND SUPERSTITIONS. A^mong the curious superstitions hep by the early settlers of Texas Wffi their belief in mad stones, a kip,jii .of light-colored, porous rock oiffTof the stomach of a white deer. Applied to a hydropholpic wound, the. stone would stick on for twenty or. thirty, minutes and then drop Off, showing, that the pioson had begn,, extracted from the wound. * Jadlgestion, the sovereign cure acte by boiling the dried lining of,;*, chicken gizzard. The early settlers always planted sunflowers around the house as a preventive Of..jfever; and when the fever sometimes came despite the sunflowers, tri«y. administered the bark of a redipud tree as a substitute for qui- nlrtJSi The panacea for warts was to &teju-:a nighbor's dish rag and rub thajwarts with it and then bury the rag;': under a peach tree. • 'Tpff sties, the rhyme "Sty, sty, le»ye rjjy eye and* catch the first Berftiin-'ftho passes by" was in unl- 1 vise. for stammering, the pyre, .was to rub the victim's especially near the mouth, th£ lights of a freshly-killed Pi §11 of our ancestors wore necks to ward off diseases in general. This along with red flannel underwear—the color was thought to be especially conducive to good health—undoubtedly laid many an evil spell. The settlers believed in joint snakes, many an old settler declaring that he had seen snakes unjoint and then join up again. Here is the testimony of one concerning a hoop snake. "He curls himself into a hoop, takes his tail in his mouth, rises up like a wheel, and here he comes, hell-raising." It was the belief that the snake would straighten himself with his tail foremost, which he drove like a spike Into his victim. He was co poisonous that if he drove this weapon into a tree, the leaves of the tree would begin to wilt and tl\p tres would soon die. "Why, I was hoeing one day,' continues the oldster, "and here came a hoop snake rolling down the row at me. I hid behind the hoe handle arid he drove his tal into "the seasoned wood. 'That hoe handle swelled up and bust righ A. Father jlannins: a Paul Schulte. He is missionary flight to Hudson Bay this summer. Q. What is the new devlcoi that nakes carbon monoxide gas harni- •ss? J. T. W. A. It consists of a Mower, mounted on the engine, and a gas chnm- KI; mounted on the exhaust mani- olcl. to mix free oxygen with ,he carbon monoxide at the point vherc the poisonous gas leaves ' engine. In a tost conducted by ,he safety engineer of the De- i-oit Department of Street Railways, a group of persons remained n a tightly closed garage in Which a car with the device was run at h speed for an hour. No 111 effects were suffered. Q. Why is the Book of Mat;how so often used as a .source of rexts for sermons? W. M. A. This book, more than :>,ny other, reports verbatim the words of Christ. In Matthew, particularly, the rules for guidance of a Christian life are laid down by ;he Savior, Himself. Q. Has the Cabinet of the President of the United States any joint authority C. L. A. It has none. It acts as an advisory committee. Each member however, is the head of an important department of the government. Q. How much does the carao tree yield in a year? W. H. A. The yield is usually from two to three pounds of cured carao. Under favorable conditions a tree may yield from fifteen to twenty pounds annually. Q. Is William Randolph Hearst, the publisher, supposed to have R large fortune? H. F. A. Mr. Hearst is credited with havijig the second largest personal fortune in the United States. Q. When was the oxy-hydrogen blow torch invented? F. J. B. A. The first reference to the art of cutting metals with a combination of gases and a torch was made in 1888 by Thomas Fletcher of England. In September, 1906, a United States patent was issued to Felix Jottrand, a Belgian for a process for using a mixture of oxygen and hydrogen together with n jet of oxygen. It is claimed that John Harris of Cleveland cut pieces of steel by this method as early ns 1904. Q. How large is Lake Mead? M. W. S. A. Lake Mead the reservoir created by Boulder Dam on the Colorado river is the largest man-made body of water in the world. It con-, tains 6,000,000 acre-feet of water, is 89'i miles long, and 333 feet deep near Boulder Dam. Q. Are Edison Scholarships being offered again? .R. T. A. living memory to Mr. Edison is being established by a foundation which will award each year 100 Edison grants of money to educate promising Americans who sire sixteen years old or more. The foundation will help both young men and yomcn who show special aptitude in industrial science and in scientific pursuits. Candidates are to be passed upon by regional councils representing geographic area. When selected they will be examined by the national qualification board. The project is the result of Mr. Edison's example in establishing the Edison scholarship shortly before his death. Owen D. Young is national chairman of the foundation. Associated with him is a national committee of industrialists, scientists, and educators. Q. How long is Chesapeake Bay? R. A. D. A. It is about 200 miles long. Q. How many lawn bowling clubs are there in this country? E. H. A. There arc about eighty organized bowling clubs in the United States. Also there are many public greens that have no clubs and an increasing number of private greens. Q. What was the name of the mcdel awarded to Helen Hayes? E. W. C. A. For her role in Victoria Regina, the actress was awarded the Delia Austrian Prize by the Drama league of America. The medal is named for an eaily member of the league. Q. Where did the idea originate of having the blind use white canes so that motorists might distinguish them. H. M. A. The plan originated in Colorado Springs, several years ago when the Lions club presented white canes to the blind of the city. Preparing 1 for College? If you are planning to enter college this fall you will want a copy of the new Pampa Daily NEWS service booklet, How To Get a College Education. Prepared from the most recent surveys of the United States government; indicates actual costs and living expenses at various types of schools for every stnt»; suggests ways and means of self-support; outlines in detail all the new federal aids available to students thru the recently established National Youth administration. This helpful new booklet is available only through our Washington Information Bureau. Send for your copy today, enclosing 10 cents to cover cost, handling, and postage. Use This Coupon The Pampa Daily News Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. I enclose herewith 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for a copy of the new booklet, HOW TO GET A COLLEGE EDUCATION. Name Street City . State (Mail to Washington, D. C.) 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.; TEX DE WEESE, 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 ns second-class matter March 15, 1927, at the postoffice at Pampa, Texas, under the Act of March 3, 1879. 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OM THAT KAOOVIAN KIMG WUR } OAL-AW HE DOMT WANT THIS MU& TOO NOTHIK1' THAT MIGHT GUM TH' WORKS.' IF PM GO MM A FIWD A WAV OUTA HERE, I GOTTA GIVE THEM PESTS TH' SLIP- Y'CAKJ'T GO OVER THEM GOT US TAG&IM' THIS GUY FOR? ILL SHOW YA WHETHER I CAM OR WOT -JUS' WATCH ME -I'D LIKE t'SEE ANYTHING TRY ByHAMLlN

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