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Page 4C NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press a January 30, 2013 .p + + Classes, meetings, clubs, events and senior activities can be found at haysfreepress.com/calendar. This link will also allow nonprofit organizations to submit an event for inclusion in our calendars. Super Bowl family fun party Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Texas for the fourth annual Super Bowl Family Fun Party. The event will include plenty of activities and fun for the entire clan including an extreme talent show, a Scion car show, Madden 13 tourna- ment ($10 entry fee), concessions and more. The Super Bowl party takes place from noon-4 p.m. Feb. 2 at 400 Uhland Rd. in San Marcos and is open to the public. Wear your favorite team jersey and get a commemo- rative hat. t Puppet Show The San Marcos Public Library puppeteers will present Little Cloud and The Very Hungry Caterpillar, two fun Eric Carle stories that are just right for children ages 2 and up. There will be three shows at 10 a.m., lla.m, and 7 p.m. Feb. 5 at the San Marcos Public Library. A Heart Warming Affair The First United Methodist Church, located at 129 W Hutchison St. in San Marcos, will host "A Heart Warming Affair," featuring a vendor fair, silent auction and Tea Room dining. Proceeds benefit the ~hurch's outreach programs. The event will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 9 at the First United Methodist Church Activity Center. The newly inaugurated governor had been on the job just two weeks, when he learned on Feb. 1, 1927 that a bribery scandal was brewing in the Texas House of Representatives. Eight days earlier, Rep. H.H. Moore of Cooper looked up from his desk on the House floor to see Willis W. Chamber- lain hurrying toward him. As the author of a bill to impose a $50 annual tax on eye-examin- ers, the lawmaker knew what the lobbyist for the Optometry Association had on his mind. Moore cut the visitor off with the curt explanation that it was neither the time nor the place for such a delicate discussion. He whispered in Chambeflain's ear that Rep. EA. Dale, his close friend and neighbor from Bonham, would grant him an audience. The lobbyist located the sec- ond legislator and asked if he was available for dinner. Dale indicated he was free if the meal was too, and they made plans to break bread together that evening. The politician listened to his host's impassioned plea on behalf of hard-working optometrists, who felt the legislature was unfairly putting the squeeze on them. The proposed levy would suck their very lifeblood, their champion argued, and send many to the poorhouse. Although Chamberlain was no babe in the capitol woods and well acquainted with influence peddling, he was taken aback by his dinner guest's brazen approach. Dale dispensed with the usual dou- bletalk and told him straight out that "parties interested in passing" the tax bill already had offered $750 to get it out of committee and onto the House calendar. Irritated and insulted by the clumsy shake-down, Cham- berlain complained, "That is a mightyhard deal for us." Dale gave him a sympathetic smile and said a thousand dollars would keep the legislation WEEK IN bottled up in committee until the cows came home. The lobbyist bit his tongue and pretended to accept the rogue representative's terms. He skipped dessert and ex- cused himself after assuring Dale he would hear from him again as soon as the ransom was raised. But Chamberlain had no intention of paying the po- litical pipers. Instead, he met privately with the new Speaker of the House and spilled the beans. Robert L. Bobbitt promptly passed the hot po- tato to the new governor, Dan Moody. The former attorney general , owed his upset of incumbent Miriam "Mg' Ferguson to a grass-roots desire for clean government. Moody could not have asked for a more perfect opportunity to prove he was serious about rooting out corruption. So he quickly ordered the Texas Rangers to investigate the allegation and to let the chips fall where they may. The case was assigned to captains Tom Hickman and Frank Hamer, who seven years later would put Bonnie and Clyde in their graves. The state lawmen instructed the whistle-blower to proceed with the payoff, while they waited in the wings. The next night Chamber- lain and Dale went to Moore's hotel room, where the lobbyist ordered three chicken din- ners from room service. After they had eaten their fill, Dale led Chamberlain downstairs to consummate the crooked deal. When the legislator stopped in a dark alley, the lobbyist handed him a roll of marked bills and kept on walking. A stranger suddenly stepped out of the shadows and confront- ed the bagman. "I have information," Capt. Hamer announced, "that you have recently accepted a bribe." Dale replied with all the indignation he could muster that the Ranger had it wrong. "I have just accepted a fee of $1,000 to represent a man," stammered the part- time attorney, who urged Hamer to check with his pal upstairs if he did not believe him. Leaving Dale in the hall with Capt. Hickman, the Ranger did just that. "Has any deal of any kind been made in your room for someone to represent someone else for $1,000 or any other sum?" he asked. Moore flatly denied it and even had trouble remembering his part- ner in crime. Hamer had heard enough. He placed both politicians under arrest and booked them on bribery charges. The House of Representa- tives moved with surprising speed. Thirty-six hours after the highly publicized bust of Moore and Dale, a nine- member committee opened hearings on the fitness of their accused colleagues to remain in office. Four days later, the jury of their peers unanimously recommended the removal of the disgraceful duo. Speaker Bobbitt relinquished his gavel and took the floor to implore the House to act without delay to "show the people of Texas we are not a bunch of bribe takers and bootleggers." It was not even close. The count on the motion to expel F.A. Dale was 113 for, four against and two present. H.H. Moore attracted more sup- porters, 14 to be exact, but 119 voted to give him the old heave-ho. Bartee Haile welcomes your comments, questions and suggestions at P.O. Box J52, Friendswood, TX 77549 or hai . Free tax filing help at San Marcos Library AARP volunteers are of- fering free walk-in income tax help for handicapped, low-income and the elderly from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Feb. 2 and 9 at the San Marcos Pub- lic Iibrar~. Taxpayers should bring a copy of last year's income tax return, a social security card for themselves and all dependents, a photo ID, and any other tax-related information. E-filing will be available; bring a check or let- ter from your bank for direct deposit. 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