The Lampasas Daily Leader (Lampasas, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 178, Ed. 1 Monday, October 2, 1933 Page: 4 of 4
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The Lampasas Daily Leader |
J. H. ABNEY & SON !
Herbert J. Abney, Publisher
Entered at the poutoffice at Lampasas
March 7, 1904, as second-class mail.
THE LAMPASAS DAILY LEADER
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ORGANIZED LABOR DECLARES
CODES MUST BE REVISED
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1.— Organ-
ized labor Sunday gave its official
view that the recovery program, to
succeed, must bring much greater
reductions in work hours and very
much higher standards for minimum
wages, and that codes must be re-
vised to achieve this.
The executive council of the Amer-
ican Federation of Labor, analyzing
the situation in the annual report
prepared for the federation conven-
tion beginning here Monday, said.
“While the act was intended to ab-
sorb the unemployed by reducing the
workday so that more persons could
be employed and national purchasing
power increased by raising wages,
some of the codes adopted have so
perverted the purpose of ^the recov-
ery act as to actually increase hours
and decrease wage-earners’ incomes.
Most flagrant instances of such
perversion have occurred under modi-
fications of the reemployment agree-
ment. But even in some instances
the code proposed by a specific indus-
try suggests a work' week consider-
ably lower than the number of hours
actually being worked and rates that
reduce earnings under code condi-
The facts are, the council contend-
ed, that hours of work are too long to
assure absorption of the millions
without jobs and minimum wages are
so low that purchasing power lags
behind production. It was added:
“It is obvious that such codes must
be reopened for constructive revision.
The future of the recovery act de-
pends upon the honesty and impar-
tiality of such revisions and the in-
creasing development of balanced
participation in decisions of policy
Reports that could not be authen-
ticated, but nevertheless were given
credence by some delegates to the
convention were that a glowing en-
thusiastic report on the NRA had
been drawn, at first, for the execu-
tive council, which refused to accept
it. There remained in the final draft
though, the expression that the re-
covery act was the most important
and far-reaching legislation ever en-
acted by Congress.
Besides criticizing wage and hour
provisions of temporary and perma-
nent codes the council also objected
to differentials between territories,
andj negro and white workers and thef
lack of employe representation on
groups administering the codes.
As to broader aspects of the pro-
gram the council held that “our in-
dustrial life is shifting from the
practices of individualism under
which it has developed thus far to
group control in the interests of all
It recommended special plans for
organizing the still unorganized
workers during the immediate future
so that employe bargaining power in
code negotiations would be greater.
Of public works the report said:
“Notwithstanding the fact 'that
funds are available, that excellent
administrative machinery has been
set up, that the best technical advis-
ers are available, that construction
undertakings, are needed, and that
building trades men and their fami-
lies are actually hungry, according
to the most definite information
available approximately half a doz-
en contracts have been let giving less
than 50,000 persons employment.
“Under allocations to public roads
in various states 332,000 workers
were employed on the last date for
which information is available.
“This is a distressing situation. We
urge in the name of humanity that
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the machinery be speeded up so that
there may be work for building
trades men before winter is upon us.
Vigorous promotion of construction
work is essential to our plans for re-
$10,000 BOND IN CHARGE
OF HIDING KELLY
ABILENE, Sept. 29.—Bond of $10,-
000 was fixed this afternoon by Mrs.
Ida M. James, U. S. Commissioner,
in the cases of Cass Coleman and
Will Casey, farmers of Coleman coun-
ty, on charges of harboring a fugi-
tive, George R. Kelly, in the Urschel
The men were arraigned at 1:30
this afternoon, pleaded not guilty,
and waived examining trial. Both
protested the bonds were too high.
At conclusion of the brief hearing,
Coleman and Casey were lodged in
the Taylor County jail. Their attor-
neys were en route here from Cole-
man to arrange bonds.
Coleman and Casey were brought
to Abilene at noon by W. L. Holmes-
ly, deputy U. S. marshal, and Wilbur
West, city detective here. Handcuff-
ed together, Coleman and Casey were
escorted into Marshal Holmesly’s of-
fice shortly after 1 o’clock.
Coleman refused to talk, asserting,
“It’s just this way: I’ve made my
statement to the federals, and at the
proper time will make it again to the
proper parties.” Casey willingly an-
Casey is 60 and has spent 40 years
farming in Eastern Coleman County.
The charge against him is that on or
about August 21 he concealed George
Kelly, then a fugitive from justice,
even doing errands for the bandit
from Kelly’s hideout in a small vacant
house on a farm owned by Casey 12
miles east of Coleman.
“I never thought of the man being
Kelly, or that he was hiding out,”
Casey told newsmen. “This is what
happened. One night a man came to
my farm and knocked on my door.
He was in a touring car. There was
some one with him, who didn’t get
out, but I think it was a woman.
“He said he had come from Brown-
wood, and had heard that I had a
vacant house on my farm nearer town
and wanted to rent it from me a few
days. We made a deal and he paid
in advance and drove off.. The place
didn’t have any lights, but I sup-
posed he would make a fire in the
“I went there next morning. The
man was there. If any one was ,with
him I didn’t see them. I took him
something to eat. He told me he
needed some things, and wanted to J of other plans and bills, then the re-
get some bills changed into small1 sRpnsibility is yours. Orily the seri-
money, and asked if I would go to, ousness and gravity of the situation
Brownwood and change the bills. I impels me to make these observa-
told him I was going over to San j tions for your information and I trust
Angelo that day, and then to Ballin- they will be received in the spirit in
ger. He said that was all right. He which they are advanced.”
“I call your attention to the fact
that I have heretofore sent you a bill
complete within its provisions for
the issuance of these relief bonds,”
the governor stated. “If this bill is
passed substantially in its present
form, then I am willing to assume
the responsibility of meeting our con-
“If this bill is not passed "and val-
uable time is used in the discussion
HOUSE PASSES BILL
TO CUT LICENSE FEES
ON FARM TRUCKS
gave me three $100 bills.
“Going into town I met Mr. Cass |
Coleman here, and he went with me.
We went on to San Angelo and got
the money changed, and then over l
to Ballinger, where we bought some
things for the man. I gave Mr. Cole- j
man the change, and he gave it to
“I never did see any woman, but
The governor said she was fearful
of results unless the Texas policy on
relief was set forth within the next
week in a specific bill.
The governor said there remained
in the relief funds an unimpaired bal-
ance of $882,031.85, which would be
exhausted by the middle of October.
“With the federal government re-
once I thought one was there. The! fusing to advance any! further sums
man stayed two or three days, and
then left and I didn’t see him again.
He told me his name was C. B. Bak-
for Texas relief until action is taken!
by your body, we will then face a'
very desperate crisis until relief from j
some source is provided,” the ’mes-
sage stated. “Even if the legisla-
ture should pass a bond reliqf bill
SOLONS URGED TO AC I ON Dy an emergency vote before the ex-
AID BONDS QUICKLY | piration 0f t^jg 30-day term, it would
| take 30 days to prepare the issue and
AUSTIN, Sept. 29. Governor Mir- . sei] tlae bonds and in the meantime
iam A. Ferguson today sent a mes- j we wj]] face the horror of a million
sage to the Texas legislature urging j hungry people in Texas,
immediate passage of a bill to au- j
thorize issuance of state bonds to! ‘If the legislature should pass a
provide funds for relief. j bond relief bill but fail to (furnish
The governor said present funds j the two-thirds majority necessary to
for relief, made available by the fed-j put the law into immediate effect, it
eral government, would be exhausted would not, of course, go into effect
soon, and that responsibility rested until about the middle of January,
on the legislature to act immediately. and in the meantime . . . our situa-
Issuance of relief bonds has been tiom would be the most desperate and
delayed while the senate investigat- j grave of our day and generation,
ed administration of relief by the1 “Of course, you have the power to
Texas rehabilitation and relief com- decide what, shall be done, but I deem
mission and as it was administered it my duty to inform you that if the
by Governor Ferguson and former policy of Texas in relief matters is
Governor R. S. Sterling. Dissatis- not set forth in a specific bill within
faction with the existing organization the next week, I am fearful of re-
has been expressed, and bills have suits”
been offered in both houses to replace I -
the present commission with another. Daily Leader Want Ads Get Results!
AUSTIN, Sept. 29.—A bill to re-
duce license fees charged farmers
operating small trucks to haul their
own products to market was passed
today by the Texas House and sent
to the senate. Fees woulc^be reduced
The bill would apply only to ve-
hicles falling in the lightest truck
These trucks now pay an annual
license fee of approximately $33 per
year. The house bill proposed to
charge only $16.50 for licenses in
Proponents of the bill said farmers
did not make constant use of state
highways and that .mpst of their
travel was over county and precinct
roads. It also was pointed out that
the average value of trucks was less
than $100 and that a $33 license fee
was out of proportion.
The house jurisprudence committee
gave a unanimous favorable report to
a bill to prohibit sale of machine guns
except to chiefs of police, sheriffs and
the adjutant general. The bill will
be brought up for passage tomorrow.
Violations would be punishable by
imprisonment in the penitentiary for
from two to five years.
The bill was advocated by Joseph
B. Keenan, special United States as-
sistant Attorney General as an aid
in ,the war on crime. Keenan urged
its passage at a recent appearance
before the League of Texas Munici-
A bill to re-enact the law legaliz-
ing the certificate system of wager-
ing on horse races, passed at the reg-
ular session of the legislature as a
rider to the appropriation bill, and
make it a separate statute was set
for consideration in the house tomor-
row morning. Doubt had been ex-
pressed concerning constitutionality
of the law because of its manner of
passage and proponents were seek-
ing to correct alleged constitutional
The hou^e passed a number of local
bills. These included: A special game
law for Upshur county.
Providing for the opening of roads
to rivers and other fishing places
through enclosures of 2000 acres or
more, applying only to Trinity, Polk,
Walker, San Jacinto and Cherokee
Permitting withdrawal or exclus-
ion of lands from water control and
improvement districts, under certain
Authorizing the State Board of
Education to enter into an agreement
with the War Department to create
and establish school districts on mili-
tary reservations. The bill was de-
signed especially to establish a school
at Randolph Field, near San Antonio.
Providing for the validation of ter-
ritory within the Nueces county, navi-
Glenn Gamel and W. E. Briggs
made a busienss trip to Lometa Mon-
U. S. PLANS POWER PLANT
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29.—A 20-
million dollar allotment for a third
giant power development on the Pa-
cific coast topped the list of proj-
ects that today received the go-ahead
signal from the public works ad-
The money will be used to begin
construction of a dam and hydro-
electric plant at Bonneville, Ore., on
the Columbia river. Already a pow-
er and irrigation dam is being built
at Boulder canyon on the Colorado
river in Arizona, and an allotment
has been made from the public works
fund for a $63,000,000 dam at Grand
Coulee, also on the Columbia river,
It was estimated by public works
officials that the Bonneville alloca-
tion would provide work for 17,000
men with between 300 and 500 to be
given jobs within 45 days.
The total cost of the Bonneville
dam was placed at $31,000,000.
The administration also approved
allotments totaling $2,195,000 for 14
projects in 11 states, estimated to
afford 3,445 man-months of work.
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