The Lampasas Daily Leader (Lampasas, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 299, Ed. 1 Wednesday, February 22, 1933 Page: 1 of 4
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The Lampasas Daily Leader
LAMPASAS, TEXAS, FEBRUARY 22, 1933.
o' the Mode
At Rock Bottom
This smart bonnet
type is one of the
newest Paris inspi-
rations. Priced un-
REPORT FOR FEBRUARY
Balance ..................................$ 708.07
Paid Out ..............................$ 168.75
Leaving- a balance of..........$3946.49
Road and Bridge Fund.
Balance .........................„.,..$ 3,182.56
You’ll like this tiny
tilted brim set on
'THE PEOPLE. WHO SELL IT HOB. LESS*
Transferred into Highway
66 sinking ac’ct. ..............$ 2,883^1
Paid Out ............................$ 5,339.32
Leaving a balance of...1...$18,217.75
Overdrawn ........................$ 134.98
Receipts ........... $10,828,61
Paid out including over-
draft ....:............ :„„'...$ 4,710.00
Leaving a balance of........$ 6,118.61
Courthouse and Jail.
Balance $ 1,471.71
Receipts ..............................$ 3,345.62
Total ....................................$ 4,817.33
Paid Out ............................$ 345.93
Leaving a balance of........$ 4,471.40
FIFTEEN STATES TAKE
STEPS FOR SUBMISSION
OF PRO AMENDMENT
STATE INCOME TAX
FRIENDS GIVE VIEWS
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.—Fifteen
states, spurred on by a desire to be
first, today definitely had set out on
the road toward repeal of the pro-
hibition amendment a few hours af-
ter congress put the question before
Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his en-
couragement within a few moments
after the house had spoken with a
15-vote margin to let the people de-
cide whether prohibition should pre-
vail as the law of the land after 13
years of trial and controversy.
But with his expressed gratification
at the action of the house in con-
curring with the senate, the presi-
dent-elect interpolated a further
hope1 that the present congress in its
dying days would fulfill another dem-
ocratic platform pledge by legalizing
Enough legislatures are in session
now to set up the conventions neces-
sary to strip all liquor legislation
from the constitution except that
pi-ovided for in the new amendment
—protection for dry states against
importation of intoxicants.
LOST—A spotted hound. Wears a
collar and has my name on it. If
found please notify Emmett Shanks.
—John Vann. (d)
LAKE VICTOR STORE
The general mercantile store op-
erated by Mr. Warner in Lake Victor
was burglarized some time Tuesday
night. Entrance was gained through
a window. Early Wednesday, morn-
ing Mr. Warner stated that a rifle,
shoes, hose, underwear and some
cartridges had been taken. A sack
of seed potatoes was poured out on
the floor and it is supposed that the
articles taken were placed in the
FOUNDERS DAY PROGRAM
The program for Thursday at the
P-T-A tea will be of great interest
to those who have never witnessed a
founders day celebration. The light-
ing of the birthday candles and cut-
ting the cake will present a lovely
picture to remember. This tea is an
annual affair to reimburse our treas-
ury. All funds are used for a worth
while cause. Be sure to come and
bring a friend.
Notice to Eastern Star Members
Thel regular meeting for Lampasas
Chapter 295 O. E. S. will be held
Thursday night at 7:30. A full at-
tendance is desired.
Mrs. Verlie Jackson, W. M.
Alice Casbeer, Sec.
APOLOGY TO HAIR
Frank and Dee Terry are here from
Roby, Fisher County, and are visit-
ing with relatives here and on the
Just off the yard, they are
Try Comet Brown Rice
15c per pkg.
Bright Yellow Pop Corn
2-lb cellophane bags..............15c
For better bread and cakes
use American Beauty Flour.
“The Flour that blooms in your
W. H. MOSES
Dependable Groceries at
AUSTIN, Feb. 21.—The water
pitcher incident of the Texas senate
in which Senator Walter C. Wood-
ward of Coleman crashed a glass re-
ceptacle on the head of J. F. Hair,
San Antonio attorney, had been
amicably settled today.
Participants in the fight had com-
posed their differences. Woodward
addressed a letter to Hair expressing
his regrets and Hair had accepted
The letter was read to the com-
mittee this afternoon when it met to
resume its deliberations. Hair re-
ceived a gash on his head from the
impact of the pitcher. The fight oc-
curred at yesterday afternoon’s ses-
sion in contention over the suitabil-
ity of a statement Hair tried to get
into the investigation record.
“I regret the unfortunate incident
of yesterday, and for my part in the
transaction, I express to you my
apology,” Senator Woodward’s letter
to Hair stated.
“Our relationship in the past has
been cordial, and knowing you and
my father to be special friends, it in-
creases my regrets. For my part, it
is a closed incident. If I could with-
draw that which has caused or causes
you either mental or physical pain,
I would gladly do so.”
Paid Out ..............................$ 24.95
Leaving a balance of..........$3027.63
Highway 66 Fund.
We originally had
All paid out except............$ 2,023.81
We took the $2883.81 out of the
R. & B. fund as a sinking fund against
Highway 66. $2400 goes toward pay-
ment of a bond or warrant and the
balance for interest and commission.
The jury fund is all right. The
road and bridge fund is fully $15,-
000 short of what it really should
have been at this time of the year.
The general fund cannot possibly
be made to pull the year’s grade.
The C. H. & J. fund is all right.
The sinking fund will pay off at
least $2500. of our old bonds this year
and all our interest accumulating.
Highway 66 fund will be some short
of making full payments on damages
and fencing the highway right of
way. Interest is now paid on those
warrants to due dates.
The R. & B. fund,would have been
better if we had not had to pay up
on past due machinery accounts, etc.
That is all paid now except about
$400 or in that neighborhood. A. M.
Reynolds still owes this amount on
some purchases. I believe that will
square us up on all debts except the
bonds of $9500 which we will pay off
at least $2500 as soon as we can in-
vest the money in good bonds for the
school funds. I believe I used the
words “past due” machinery accounts,
that is not exactly the case, the ac-
counts were just carried to be paid
at this time, the effect is the same to
us and you.
Now, the money shown is the
amount Feb. 13, 1933. Court met
that date and made the large pay-
ments that I have been speaking of
and of course that will reduce out-
balance by something like five to six
thousand dollars from that shown in
We cut our tax rate too low this
year, trying to help you and it was a
mistake. That looks queer to you
but it is a fact nevertheless. I could
explain it on paper but it'would take
too much newspaper space and I just
want you people to feel that your
court is doing its level best to favor
you good people and keep the coun-
ty going, even at a reduced x-ate.
The above statement is a true con-
dition of your funds as indicated.
J. Tom Higgins, Co. Judge.
JAPANESE OCCUPY TWO
TOWNS WITHIN PROVINCE
OF JEHOL AS DRIVE BEGINS
TOKIO, Feb. 22 (Wed.)—The oc-
cupation by Japanese troops of two
towns within the province of Jehol
was reported today in a Ring (Japa-
nese) news agency dispatch fi-om
If these repoi-ts are coi*rect, the
Japs are within striking distance of
complete control of the Chinchow-
According to information from
Mukden, the Japanese desire complete
control of this railroad in order that
they may utilize it for troop move-
Japanese headquarters in Chang-
hun say Titiao had been occupied
and the advance into Jehol will be
At Mukden, it was said that occu-
pation by the Japanese of Peiping,
ancient Chinese capital, and Tientsin
was a possibility as the Japanese high
command vowed to annihilate the
100,000 Chinese regulars in the army
of Marshal Chung Hhiao-Liang.
The Manchukuo government decid-
ed to issue -a 24-hour ultimatum de-
manding the withdrawal of Marshal
Chang’s troops from Jehol.
Fi-om official sources it was learn-
ed that Japan’s formal withdrawal
fi-om the League of Nations will be
issued sometime in Mai-ch. The witlr-
drawal is considered a certainty.
AUSTIN, Feb. 21.—“Ability to
pay” should remain the criterion of
taxation in Texas, and is most equit-
ably and faix-ly l-ealized in a net in-
come tax. Essentially, these were
the academic and practical ai-guments
advanced in behalf of income tax leg-
islation before the house revenue and
taxation committee Monday night.
A bill by Mrs. Sarah Hughes of
Dallas, only woman representative,
was up for consideration. Another
public hearing on her measure will
be held Wednesday night.
The Hughes bill provides for a
gi-aduated net income tax ranging
from 1 to 7 per cent on individuals
and 1 to 6 per cent on corporations.
Single persons would have an ex-
emption of $1,000. A married per-
son would have a $2,000 exemption
and fo|r each additional dependent
For the first $1,000 above the ex-
emption a levy of 1 per cent would
be made. The second $1,000 would be
assessed 1)4 per cent. All incomes
over $11,000 would be tapped for 7
Sees $12,500,000 Revenue.
R. J. Andress of Dallas, former
secretary of the joint legislative tax
survey committee, explained the gen-
eral features of the Hughes bill,
which he helped to prepare. He es-
timated the measure would produce
at least $12,500,000 annually.
The income tax would reach and
tax the intangibles which the ad val-
oi-em system has never been able to
tax adequately or efficiently, he said.
The state tax commissioner, aided
by a staff of auditors, would admin-
ister the tax.
Young Andi-ess was interrupted
frequently by questions fi-om lobby-
ists and members of the committee.
It was developed that thei-e were less
than 50,000 federal income tax re-
turns last year.
Representative Kayton of San An-
tonio interjected that only eight-
tenths of 1 per cent of the state’s
population would be affected by the
income tax. Would that be fail', he
asked. Kayton is sponsoring a sales
“Ability to Pay.”
Andress replied that the tax would
follow the well established policy of
taxing thofce with ttbillty t^> pay.
The information was volunteered that
most of the property values and
wealth of the state is owned by the
eight-tenths of 1 per cent who pay
F. E. Morriss of Dallas, represent-
ing Texas retailers, said that the in-
come tax would be much fairer than
a sales tax, the former taxing only
net incomes actually earned, while
“Where Lampasas Is Entertained”
(Perfect Talking Pictures)
TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT
FOR THE RADIO
Don’t fail to come! A new model
superhetrodynel Philco will be sold to
some lucky person for only five cents.
SHOWING LAST TIME TONIGHT
“SECOND HAND WIFE”
With Sally Eilers and Ralph
Does age forfeit respect for hap-
piness or can she keep both.
Every secretary and all wives will
find this absoi-bing romance vitally
Travelogue: “By-ways of France”
Flip the Fi-og Cax-toon
Show stax-ts 7:00 p. m.
TOMORROW & FRIDAY
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
FEAR OF TRICKERY
IN RANSOM MOVE
Leader’s Job Printing Best—Try It!
DENVER, Colo., Feb. 21.—A dis-
tracted father’s statement the kid-
napers of his son, Charles Boettcher
II had refused to assure him against
trickery in payment of $60,000 ran-
som was followed quickly Tuesday by
announcement of a grand jui-y inves-
tigation of the abduction.
Following cfecision of Claude M.
Boettcher, multimillionaire father of
the missing man, to act independent-
ly of police, Earl Wettengel, district
attorney, announced he would appear
before the grand jux-y and suggest
members of the Boettcher family be
summoned for questioning.
Wettengel declined to enlarge on
his statement. Late in the day there
had been no grand jury developments.
A fear he would be made the vic-
tim of fraud, similar to that prac-
ticed in the kidnaping of Col. Charles
Lindbergh’s infant, has delayed re-
lease of the 31 year old heir to a
fortune, the elder Boettcher said in
a signed statement. Young Boet-
tcher was seized at his home a week
ago Sunday night by three men.
“Since Sunday I have received
many more ransom notes, one of
which was received Monday morning,
HERE’S YOUR INVITATION
NO PRAYER SERVICE AT BAP-
TIST CHURCH THIS EVENING
We are requested to announce that
there will be no prayer service at
the Baptist Church this evening. The
training school is now in progress at
the church and for that reason they
will hold no other service.
The Parent-Teacher Association
invites one and all to call Thursday
anytime from three to six o’clock, at
the home of Mrs. Eugene Key. The
orchestra will furnish music for the
afternoon, and another attractive
feature will be a candle lighting cere-
mony, honoring the memory of the
national founders of the Parent-
Teachers, which was founded thirty-
six years ago February 17.
Little Martha Washington will
welcome you, and make .you forget
you were ever blue with the kind of
fellowship is good and true.
The Presbyterian Church is having
a church family sandwich luncheon
at the church Friday evening, Feb.
24, at 7:30 o’clock. There will be
plenty of coffee, bring your cup and
take a sip and enjoy the fellowship.
in this letter no identification was
enclosed and no methods provided
Rev. A. F. Avant went to Temple
Tuesday and was accompanied home I
by his wife. Mrs. Avant undei-went
an operation in a hospital of that
city and is getting along very nicely
at this time.
Mrs. Marshall McLean of Ogle, was
cari-ied to a hospital in Temple, Tues-
day. She was accompanied by Mr.
McLean aod son Joe. Mr. McLean
has returned and the son remained
Porter Briggs, James Gamel, Syl-
vester Lewis and Graves Landrum,
students of the University of Texas,
spent Wednesday here with relatives
and fi’iends. Wednesday was a holi-
day with them.
Washington’s birthday, Feb. 22, was
observed by all of the business men
in Lampasas displaying “Old Glory”
in front of their stores.
HOUSE VOTES TO
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.—T h e
house today accepted the “buy Amer-
ican” senate amendment to the treas-
ury-post office supply bill, directing-
government agencies to pui’chase ar-
ticles produced in the United States
in preference to those of foreign pro-
I am convinced came from my son’s
the latter would levy a tax regard- J abductors » Boettcher said, “although
less of lack of earnings.
Representative B. L. Rogers of
Farnsworth pointed out that the state
of Washington had enacted an income
tax last year by popular initiative of
its voters. It was developed that 15
or more states have income taxes. A birthday surprise Sunday, Feb. 19,
The Hughes bill is modeled aftei the ^933^ was a very happy occasion for
Wisconsin income ta? law which was H A Qreen of Adamsville, Monday
enacted in 1911, Andress said. being his birthday. He was very
piuch surprised on Sunday by his
children and other relatives coming
in with well filled baskets for a good
dinner. Had turkey, cakes, pies, sal-
ads and everything else to complete
a good dinner. The birthday cake
was an old-fashioned pound cake.
Those who were present to enjoy
the occasion with him were: Mr. and
Mrs. J. F. Green and two children,
Kenneth and Wyvon; Mr. and Mrs.
J. M. Green, Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Green,
and baby Margaret Lee, Mr. and Mrs.
C. P. Green, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Alex-
ander and three boys, Edwin, Dur-
wood and Haskell, Mrs. E. B. Holley
and daughter Miss Nanell, Mrs. H.
A. Green and daughter Miss Lena,
and Vanoy Green, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh
Bain and son Hansford, all of Adams-
ville; Mi-, and Mrs. J. A. Green and
daughter Miss Margaret, and a friend
Miss Dorothy Lauftin of Lometa.
After the dinner was served the
afternoon was spent by taking pic-
tures, and talking of good times.
There was one little grandson, Has-
kell Alexander, whose birthday was
Feb. 21. He was five years old; he
also enjoyed the dinner with his
Late in the afternoon all left for
their homes wishing Mr. Green and
Haskell many more happy birthdays.
This was Mi\ Green’s sixty-seventh
LOST—A small brown jersey milch
cow with 1 horn knocked off. Find-
er please notify the sheriff’s office, (dp
W. S. James, who lives a few miles
west of Lampasas, underwent an op-
eration Tuesday in a Temple hospital.
He stood the operation well and is
doing as well as could be expected
at this time. Mrs. James is in Tem-
ple with him.
Sheriff A. R. Harvey went to Abi-
lene Wednesday to get a prisoner
wanted here. The man was arrested
here several weeks ago and turned
over to Abilene for theft in that sec-
tion and it was later charged that,
he stole some stock saddles from Kirk
Buttrell near Lometa.
Mrs. D. N. Cornett and daughter,
Miss Jewel, Mrs. J. P. Boyd and Miss
Minnie Crawford visited Tuesday in
Temple with friends in the hospitals.
Mrs. Cornett has a sister there from
Try a Want Ad in The Daily Leader.
Mrs. E. Matthews has been con-
fined to her bed for several days on
account of illness.
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