Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 17, 1936 · Page 9
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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 9

Pampa, Texas
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Wednesday, June 17, 1936
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MlffA DAtt* Jl FARMERS AGAIN ASSURED OF NEW DEAL SECURITY PROGRAM Warty MAfUAftkf MLL HOUtfON BY FREDERIC .t. HASKIN, WASHINGTON, June 17. —Bemuse of legislative ftnd polltlca! {angles at one recent period of the dying session of Congress, there was n threat that the Resettlement Administration would be bereft of its source of funds, leaving hanging in the air one of the most ambitious of the permanent regeneration plans of the New Deal. The threat was turned aside at the last moment am many more millions will continue to go into this work. Had the funds failed, there would have been some curious spectacles. Partially finished settlements would, without the funds, necessarily have been abandoned. Unless tnken over by some other agency, in a short time It would have been difficult to determine whether the towns were half built in the first place or the ruins of once completed work. The resettlement program of the- New Deal was undertaken in an effort to give many thousands ol Americans, both farmers and city the same land year after year and .nvellers, a new start in life, a new Jife with a greater measure of security and freedom. The native American farmer has not been a thrifty man. The country was so vast when the Atlantic seaboard first was settled that land was superabundant. There was too much land. As the pioneers moved westward, clearing away the forests and putting acres of virgin soil under the plough, the art of Intensive, thirifty, conserving farming was forgotten. If a field did not yield largely there was always another field, another whole farm to plant. If the uplands did not do well, them were the rich bottom lands. So, us the generations descended. American farmers forgot the old European tradition of thrifty farming. In the old colonies, on the Atlantic seaboard, especially those south ol the Mason and Dixon line, the snm« crops were monotonously planted on generation after generation. Tobacco. which Is said to draw strength from the land more than almost any oilier plant,, was grown without rotation. Little fertilizer was used to restore the land for a century or more. The phrase 'running to- IKICCQ land" can be heard over much of U\e old tobacco farming country to describe; acres which now uru In addition to the robbery of the .soil's fertility in this manner, there has been further robbery through hydraulic erosion. Ploughing loosens the soil so that the rains float away the rich top humus, leaving raddled gullied corrugations of worthless terrain. In the middle west, aerial erosion has added to the soil loss when long dry periods have made the earth susceptible of movement in particles on the wings of the wind. Permanent Solution Sought. So, in one way and another, the original heritage of the pioneei Americans has been partly dissipated. Department of Agriculture soil experts say that it would require 100 years to bring back some of the overworked land by artificial fertilization, while other tracts can not be brought back at all. These arc the developments which have contributed to the distress of so many farmers and have prompted this resettlement scheme of the New Deal. This is a miscellaneous country. No generation ' is safe. There are in the United States today farms of a fertility unsurpassable anywhere in the world. Despite so much wailing from the farm community, there are farmers who made some money right straight through the worst years of the depression and who, in better years, have made a great deal of money. In sharp contrast are the other farms 1 — too many of them — which are not rich and which do not raise even enough produce to feed the occupant and his family. There are so many of these farms that, at the peak, more than 1,000,000 farm families were on relief. Relief from the government coffers does not constitute a permanent solution to the problem presented by a distressed populace. It is an economic palliative and long to continue relief to millions would con- ceivalby mean eventual bankruptcy of the nation. Realizaing this, the Resettlement Administration has sought to bring a permanent adjustment of the affairs of" many distressed farmers. As soon as they can be made self-supporting, the relief rolls may be shortened without causing acute distress. The government already has options on more than 9.000,000 acrej of land regarded as practically use-- ess for ordinary farming. Much of this land originally was in forest and t is thought it can be reforested. The timber crop which will be grown will hnve its own value and, in the wheel of years, after the leaves of deciduous arees and the needles of conifers have drifted down, the land tself will be restored and, if need be. the forests once more may be cleared and the land planted to other crops. But that is a process of generations. Meantime, something had ;o be done with the impoverished people who were attempting to scrape a living from unwilling acres. Green Belt Settlements. There are 137 land development areas, located in fertile regions where small farms will raise enough to support families. Some 58.000 men are employed on these developments. The average American farm always has been tremendous compared with old world farms—and also tremendously wasteful, in Germany, for example, a small country compared' with the United States, there are almost as many Individual farms as'there are here but there the majority are of less than 5 acres In extent, while in this country the 100-acre farm is more usual In Japan, thousands of families live on farms of only one-quarter of an acre. Intensive cultivation in these older countries has enabled the farmers to raise as much on, says, five acres as a native American farmer may raise on 100. In addition to the 137 land developments, the Resettlement Administration also Is at work on four important suburban projects. They are known as the green belt projects One is located near Washington, one near Cincinnati, one near Milwaukee, and one near Bound Brook, N J. While some distressed farmers may find accommodation in these villages, they are designed primarily for city dwellers who desire a suburban life with a chance to raise a few flowers and vegetables for thch own consumption, while retaining their urban employment. They are called green belt .settlements because each of them is encircled by a green belt of field anc forest, separating it from encroachments. More than 3,500 men now are at work on these four projects and when work reaches its height presumably this summer, 12,000 wil be employed. The houses are carefully designed; indeed the entire villages are laid out with the greatest skill and care. School facilities stores, post offices, and all the othei amenities of suburban villiages wil be found in these green belt settlements. Each community will have its own self-governing holding company of which every resident will be a member. Taxes will be paid to county and state. How successful these plans will be can not be foretold. Every city dweller, or nearly every one, talks about wanting a little place in the country, and the development ol American suburbs shows what tremendous numbers who have tried the adventure, soon yearn for the bright lights and the clamor of the city. NO BAD LAND SAN ANTONIO, June 17 (/!>)— There is no such bad land, only bad farmers, delegates to the annual convention of the Texas Cottonseed Crushers' association were told here today by Dr. Bradford Knapp, president of the Texas Technological ' college at Lubbock. "A land is not great because of its oil, soil and other resources, but great because of its people, Dr. Knapp declared. TEXAS TRAVELERS DALLAS (/P)—Roy Franklin of Amherst, in no particular hurry to get to the Texas centennial, expected to arrive today after spending 47 days on his 500-mile trip- astride his faithful Jersey bull, Joe At the outskirts of Dallas yesterday he figured half a day would bring him to the centennial's very gates 35 BADINAGE: 'Slap me if I'm wrong, Dirk," Isa- 3el said, "but I've, always felt Uipert must have been tight when he married Hope ... all of a-sudden like that, right after Elinor liad turned him down. He doesn't eem to see how you . . . You know felt at first that you and Ru- >ert would fight over Hope. But ic doesn't even seem to see her, or o see how you care. And he cer- alnly doesn't seem happy." "Though he's one of those who need It," smiled Dirk. "Exactly. And so do you. I think f you would go to Rupert, and ell him . . . he'd give her up to u. It's been done before." Odd. He had been thinking that limself. But h« didn't like hearing f from Isabel. "It's an Idea," he admitted. "But aren't you iteckoning without Hope?" "Am I? Doesn't she . . ." "I'm afraid she doesn't. You see she met me before she did Rupert." Isabel's slate-colored eyes grew >lank. "That surprises me. I suppose I assumed that any girl would want on ... if you wanted her." "If that,'.' said Dirk, "is a sample of your reasoning . ;," "Well, it is." "Then you need help in picking out a husband. Let's weigh the respective virtues of Joe and Freddy." "Oh, not the virtues, Dirk!" "I mean, of course, so we can throw out the" one that has the most." Dirk got home shortly after one o'clock, remembering; the full day ahead of him. Mary opened Hope's door as he reached the top of the stair. Mrs. Joris, she said, wanted to see him, wanted to hear about the party. Would he come in a minute? In the dim light Hope was slt- Ang up in bed, the Small painted shawl about her shoulders. Her cheeks were flushed, her hair tumbled. She looked like a wakeful, excited child. "You don't mind?" she said. '•jVJInd? I should say not." He laid off his dark Iverness cunt, and white muffler, took the big gilt chair beside the bed. Mary, who had waited up for him, and who was tired, felt that she might unclress now, and go to sleep. She went out and closed the door. "You look grand," Hope said to Dirk. "I didn't see you before you went." "I listened at the door," he answered. "Everything was so quiet I thought you were asleep." "f haven't been asleep at all. I thought every sound was you. I wunted to see you tonight because you are leaving so early. Please sit ck'ser, so that I can look at you. Was the party beautiful?" e. her on "the feed. -V "t thihk yoft-^oOf it 'wonderful'," he smiled find slid. "Did Isabel give you that?" Her finger touched th* sliver flower in his buttotihdle. "Yes. Want It?" She held out a hand. "It's mistletoe," she discovered. "Mistletoe with silver leaves." "Isabel awarded it tb me as a Croix de Guerre, because I'd been brave." , "Brave?" "T decided -whom she should marry. It lay between Freddy Ne- vln and Joe Vincent. We stripped and weighed them,' a& it were. It was a tie. We Were in the,smoking-lounge, and 1 said, "Let's make it the one who comes • here to find you.' She agreed, and before long, here came Freddy. So that'g 1 settled." "Did your, bravery lie ; in •• giving her up? You might have been very happy with her, Dirk." "She says not," he .answered. "She says she doesn't need happiness. All she needs is to be comfortable. She says she ought not to marry any one Wh6 needs happiness. , . who Is capable of» it, even Comical doctrine, isn't it?" "And you, Dirk. Do you need happiness?" "Well, I'm certainly capable of it." "I think she's wrong;," Hope said. "I think every one needs it. . . . most of all those who think themselves Incapable of. feeling it." And he, "You think that, . . or so Isabel would say. . . because you need it sc much, yourself." ter'fte* Cidfl8Sd.- >ft lf 'tfi&ftV' hoi i. . . ahead* , ' feftoiWitaffly he leaned toward hef. "If 1 had my way, Slope. . . •• "Oh, but I'm happy nowl" she sa!d breathlessly. "Just this minute, I mean. It feels as If the" clock had • stopped. All the clock's In • the world.. A6 if there wouldn't be any tomorrow." • ,, Me'.heai-d his owft • Voice say, ''Do 1 make you happy, Hope?" "Yes, ahd sad, too. Now that 1 know.'. . I mean, since this afternoon. . . nothing seems to matter a great deal. Nothing else, that is." A wild wind seemed to blow through him, around him. Blowing away, any barrier', between them. Blowing them together. Her voice came, soft' ahd small through the blowing wind. •,Kiss me, Dirk." She was in his arms, half-lifted from the pillow' by his embrace. Tie felt the little shawl fall back, felt, her bare arms tighten about his necic, and for" a long ifioment the pressure of her; lips on his. He Shared her almost, painful catch of the breath When 'the Kiss was done. She turned her face., Her warm flushed cheek was soft against his. ' . , "I wanted that," she whispered. "I Wanted something. .,. to .keep." "You have all of me,' 1 Dirk said huskily. "Not really. Not like that. I know .how you feel about. , . Rupert." . ,.- ' ' . "I'll talk to Rupert," tie said, >''*'• __ Mft."fries ft fettver "the clocks are going again, &lcf. "And you hftV* to gS t eafly." , -.-••.-•• ^ ' Re stood still, looking ddth at her, at' the flushed face and clod' fcd eyes, at the dark head on the white pillow. He longed, to kiss her again. Instead, he said a low "good night," and ctosseid the room, gathering: up his things. She- had not answered him,: but When he turned at the door to look at her again, she waved her hand, ' .. The next hlght.When Dirk returned from Albany, Mary met htm at the door. She was pallid, and raveled-looklng. Timothy hovered In the background, but it was Mary who did the talking. It was Mary -who blamed herself entirely. "I had waited up for.,yoti, sir, and when you came 1 went to b^d and: to sleep. I didn't even Wake up to open the door between the rooms. Ahd next morning I Overslept. At first I thought she Was In the ' bathroom, • but -when> she' stayed so long I called her, _ahd then I'opened the bathroom dddr. Even then I couldn't believe she was gone, sir. You see,. she, left all her new clothed And she left me a note. Here it Is. It was oh her pillow." • • . . Dirk read the crumpled slip. Hope was grateful for Mary's care and kindness. She would never forget. . , ';' .' "And there's a, note for you, sir in your-room.. And, one fdr Mis- htft, Jfcrii htf hoUr«rtia; tefl'hliiS WWM'ShB had && "•' *I Matt* hW ,f&th(Sr, feir..f him scalding het -the hlght cRthe. I heafd him tell hef Shfe htkd- no right te stay here.'I didn't 1 think she Had paid any attentlort" to him. But she did/A* soon a£ She was strong enough." .7 "Ahd yoii don't know what tlriHI she left?" ' 'It was befrfre nifte, sir, Hiat was when t woke." ' > After all, thought rrftlt,' the' tfofia of her leaving mattered little. ,, He found her note for'Him, ly« ing on his bureau. Beside It. lay, another, addressed to RUpert. ttb oWh s-ead: Dirk, da\ ...... You think i couldn't hafre dohe this If I had loved you..« is be- cau>e .1 love yo\i that ' & could <fo it It is the best, the. only thing;'' .if yc-u love m6 in • return,' dortt' try' find :m'e.' 'it} that Way you' wilt help'me 1 most'of ail. : : ; • ' ,';•> A boNsac'k wjnks, tomorrew at' -Dirk. - - '. -..';'••'.'• . " -I '. ' -! ^* BURNS -4 -Ease' <!»•' •iottl«l reduce AND TKCOMFORTABL LAMORA NOW! 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