.«,». . thai check tifseft government which tirWWeV'-CoL ft. R. McCormick. in Advance)! By city carrier, per . SymSili i* Hempstead. Nevada, .00 W* yesf, elaewhef* $5.00. Tfe« SUr'. Platform of a» t Sfjt' r-Wtefe of Ctmmerct. fwttr plant to de«etop th« /or the eotwriuetton of a rM a each 'uedr, to ffradually reduce the for every «trfentt/(e agricultural benefit* to' Hemprtead county's greatest that co-ttperotiw ; .,, on the' state hiohway prooraw. a wore effioient government through th» Me cdttte tlclit," ~" , The State Should Act W 9 A. ^ Jl* ^ .JStftte Highway Department faces a finan- as Reported from Little Rock Friday, or i,to "crack down" on the county judges e*of reason tq that chaotic and wasteful busi- turnbacK" funel, paper who have been following our edi- 'turnbfick'' fund for the last three years we Have disclosed, and some of the possible le most serious of these appeared in the __ from Little ,Bock Friday saying that the : drained so much money away from the state it ajsary fo seise"'the "turnback" fund in order to 1 interest, payments of the state debt, /thatla'not only the sensible thing to do, but «i»a to be provided by law. The state may take (^county-judges' ''cut" any time the bond program is «fa fhq absurd part—we are to continue to waste |f unds until the emergency appears! *e*d<sra know th«> basis of our attack on the "turn- t ,'^Tttriiback money is given the judges by the state sn all^Ar^kansas knows that the local, r-^.t-j proved so hopelessly- in- ;nal; the state government had to **> ** v y£ % i I ut Jtfjiuinieau legislation was voted through in for Ideal roads. In 1931 the amount was I Up^to an estimated $45,000; IrfStory and the personal experience of the tax- iat coimty judges spend road money for pol- l-Jn<jt tgr highways.: The only issue today is whether •°%,since getting this new big "cut" from the state, their spending habits and' their personal po- The state highway legislation of 1927 a magnificent beginning for good roads in jBut the county '^turnback" legislation has only ft deplorable waste of funds drawn from the state a arid poured down .the maw of every county political s deplorable waste in 1931 reached the staggering ., . J£ Ae^Wy 8 rtdlKon dollars^-almost one-third of the rev- RN O f fbe State Highway Department! f *V, The gasoline tax, increased from 5 to 6 cents a gallon last p,'might have made possible a reduction in the automobile i8e fee, It mteht, in this financial emergency all over the on, nave made possible a reductoin of the gasoline tax r year to 5 cents or 4. But it won't. It can't. The County Judges association |1r.$ie 6-cent tax through the legislature one year ago for personal purpose of getting more money for their loca 1 ~—*~n BO they might pay their own increased salaries i almost doubled in the last ten years, Judges' salaries are a part of the cost of local govern So aite the other expenses of the county government— ny time the gasoline tax or bond revenues of the state iJrswn pn to cover a part of this expense, we have merely fea to the cost of local government, The cost of Hempstead county's government is $45,000 a n«re than it was prior to the Martineau road legisla- ea* perhans $6,000 or $7,000 decline in general assess: revenue. The net increase will not be far from $40,000 . SWpp and fam« with her father Do You TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Hon. L. F. MonroeJ junior Represen- atlve from Hempstead county in the approaching general assembly, was down from Washington Saturday, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Sullivan spent ast Sunday in DeKalb, Texas. J. W. 'Kittrell will keep books .for W. A. Rhodes during 1907, and began his duties there yesterday. J. S. Johnson, of Guernsey, was in own Monday. TEN YEARS/AGO Tom Paisley and Miss Bess Paisley, of Little Rock, have arrived to sepnd he Holidays with, their parents, Supt. and Mrs. D. L. Paisley. T. M. Bemis, D. K. Bemis and Cecil Johnson, of Prescott, were at the Baroy yesterday. Mr, and Mrs. Crit Stuart and little daughter, were in town this afternoon, en route to Malvern for a vipit. 'Ge.o. W.' Robison, the Elni street merchant, has purchased' the stock and business of A. A. Gibson, next door to his place of business. Darrow to Aid 8 Facing Death IBARK Einstein landed in California with a cargo of bananas. He might have avoided the crowds in New York, but apparently couldn't get away from the bunch. David Hutton married Aimee Semple McPherson and she gave him a job. Which might be a suggestion to the Prince of Wales. The Japanese government learned that several Jap warships had 1 mysteriously left for Manchurian Waters. One of these days the Japanese gov- ernmenttis going to find out a lot of its generals are doing something or other over there. Hoover has ordered three big government C's: consolidation, combination and creation. Evidently wants the government to "C" the depression. Spring Hill We all enjoyed Christmas, especially the fine weather. The friends of Mrs. Jim Martin are glad to know she is home from the hospital, after bein# critical ill for several days. Mrs. Mamie Smith and son William returned home Monday after spending the holidays it Texarkana. Lyde Cason died Sunday and was laid to rest Monday at the Sullivan cemetery. Mrs. Willie Tarpley is Visiting relatives at Battle Field. Mrs. Frank Hill is visiting Mrs. Bert Deaton at Texarkana this week. ?,* Uve Mr. and lly spent Clayton Mr. and Mrs. Jo»ia lasterling ip«nt the day with his grandmother, Mrs. Easterllng. Mr. t>tiA M«>. Hsstorly Hlekey spent the week ertd with her mother and father, Mr. and Mr*. Stevens. We have singing every Saturday night «t this place. We sure had a good singing last Saturday night, Mr, and Mrs, OMfcr Taylor and family of Fm-mefvllle attended church nt this place Sunday. ' We are very glad that Mr< and Mrs. George Dlckard are moving In our community. Mr. and Mrs, Jim Eftsterling and family were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Harrison and family. Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Hodnett and family visited relatives near Bodeaw Saturday night and Sunday, Clayton Enstorling made a business trip to Hipe Monday. MelroseNo.2 Healtli is Rood in this community at present. Albert Colemnn has returned home after n visit with friends and rtl- atlves. • L. W. and Andy Frank House of Fayetteville are visiting relatives and friends. Miss Mnry NeWbervy ",is vieijting her sister. Mrs. Coleman of Arden. Miss Mary Jarrell is visiting friends at Stamps. Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Murray have returned after a visit at Smackover. Mr. and Mrs. Atchley are the proud parents of o baby girl, born December 26. Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Zimmerly and son Garnett have returned home after a visit in Illinois. Q J. F. Newberry and son, A. R. Newbcrry and Orville Coleman, spent Mosday busting at Arden. ' Miss Dorothy Sparks has returned home after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Sparks of Boughton. There is prayer meeting at this place every Sunday night. Everyone si welcome. ^ A dermatologist slates that the average woman has 1C square feet of skin. But of course that statement covers n lot. i M«rtln' . Little Mil* fi**lyft Mittln «4nt last w«*k with he* aunt, MJs. Myrtle Mart. kfs, flotert ttwUtt went last week with hw mothe*. MM. Tucket of Tex- arktttt*. We are glad to report that Mrs. Ora WllllMhB }« abl« to be vlsitlftg her mother, Mrs. Mary Smith. Grandpa -nlght with his Martin, s|fent Mon&y . Myrtle tvey spent th« *. afld Mr«, week end with hoftie . Thomas SUvey is spending hl» hoti days at home, Centerville It looks ns if we will have some more bad weather again after a few pretty days during Christmas. Winston Erwln, had the misfortune of getting shot In the hip Saturday afternoon, by his friend, Arthur Zim- <„*" * Mtsstt Jtoxie and Jettio TO? were the sutler guests ofr Mn Mrs. A, 3. Artliwton «W fr"" 1 " this place lest Friday nlfht. ,. ,, Miss Fretis and Fay HarttfM Trlohn, Tex., attended the hetiss fL_ glven by Miss Myra Lee Boyott W$j nesday night, • " Mr. and Mrs. Reeee Arrittgwn i. Saturday with Mr. and Mrs, D." Watklris of tills place. Mr. and Mrs. Dav Weatklns famll ysp»nt Christmas day with and Mrs. Dutch Watkltw of QaKJand merly. . I Mr. and Mrs. Walter Billing* tt The party ot Earnest Blnnelt's Fri- Hope spent ChrUtmas day with Mf| day rtlght was well attended and all | and 'Mrs. Roy Baker of thl*' reported a good lime, ' | tnunlty. The preaching at Jack Foyster's) We are sorry to report that Thursday night was well attended. j Murphy has . been very 111 the pas Charley Bule and family of Boughton spent Christmas with his father and Mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Buie. Mr. and .Mrs. Angelo Fought returning home with them to stay a few days. Mrs. T. L. Qleghorn has returned home after spending a few days with her daughter at Fulton, Mrs. Clyde Arnold. Eai-1 Erwln and family spent Saturday night with their parents, Mr. .and Mrs. Will Erwin. Misses Corrlen end Lizzie Collier spent Christmas with the Andrew girls. • The pound supper at Mr. Aultom's Saturday night was well attended. Paul Bule made his,regular call at the Jones home Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. John Wright's daughter and family of Kilgore, Tex., visited them during Christmas. Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Wright returning home with them for a few days. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bule and father, made a business trip to Boughton Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Harland Sanders and baby, spent Christmas eve night with Mr. and Mrs. Charley Sanders. Jew days. Clifton Billings of Hope spent of last week with* Von Arrlngton. Miss Hazel and Roxie Walking Wlj are teaching at Spring Hill, hla started staying there, since the Went] er is so bad. No Respect For Law PARMA, Ohio.-Three small ft mounted on a plow horse and e owner of an air gun, made life hbrrfj blc for Constables Guy Blade' John Shlever. The three boys, da desperadoes In their own mill caught sight • of Patrolman Walt* Mfeese. "Thar's the sheriff," one them said. "Let him have It," which each boy level his trusty rifle and shot a Meese, They tl ran into Constables Black and Shlev These two officers were subjected a withering fire of lend, but they nolly captured the throe "bad men.'* A boy's youthful tenor breaks I cause his voice box enlarges and vocal cords are lengthened, brlgns the deeper tone. • BY KAY CLEAVER STRAHAN © 1931, by] Doubfeday,; Doran and ! \ Clarence Darrow, above, and Arthur Garfield Hays, below, both famous criminal lawyers, will argue the cases of eight Alabama negroes condemned to death on charge. of attacking two white girls when the Alabama supreme court hears the appeal January 18. If a new trial is granted, Darrow and Hays will be in charge of the defense. The negroes were convicted at Scottsboro, Ala. Their trials attracted nation-wide attention. A Yale professor soys even microscopic germs have fleas. Now all the scientistas have to do is find some way to increase the fleas to keep the germs so busy scratching them off that the germs will not have time to attack humans. THIS CURIOUS WORLD facts coming to light in the past year, coupled he wtrageeua story behind the 6-cent gasoline tax, are g to beat ma»y county judges for re-eleetjon in 1932. Mr, aye? can't Always help himself—but he can and usually, _ t to (smash a glib politician linked in a state-wide fiWjy to boost salaries and taxes in a year when every ite citizen I* living in painful economy, Cbrif tma« Cigars to be some kind of monument erected '*$ $# Milwaukee man who landed in the hosoital because on smoking one of the cigars his wife had tfee story, doubtless; how he walked along the ' manfully, suffering untold pangs but sticking " ^be ranknesa of the weed overcame him and .. .B, whacking his head against the curb and MinluJJy; and how, in the hospital, he ex- b* h#J jk^rsevered because his dear wife had «jgiir«q4 1# tm ft his husband]v duty to eon- r«j£ Wtor Am w^4 id w$ adviwdly) end. m-mm HP J » »«le*d *»m in these flighty m $!H$4ai of honor for deserving husbands. Bany a*k* her to marry hint and ;onfldc* the new» to Ann. t\ BEGIN HERE TODAT ' AWV, CECILY and MABY FRANCES FEJTWMJK live with their Biandpacenta. The (liter* have 1 been orphaned •luce childhood. The crandparent*—.known a* "ROSALIE 1 ' and "GRAND"—have ipn* •luce lo*t their wealth and the houehold I* anpported by Ann'* and Cecily'* earning*. For thl* TtMtfn, Ann, 28, and PHILIP ECROTTD, yoUBK lawyer, are *tlll po*tponlar their Marriage though .they fcaTe been engaged 8 year*. Cecily, 22. I* In love with BARRY MeKBBIi, an engineer, pat when he propane* »he refuse* i to name the wedding date bei eanae ahe cannot leave Ann with I the financial re*pon*lblllty of the "Mary.rranoe*, IS, and atlll IB aehool, itrlke* up an aeqnalntance With EARL DBARHOUNT. atoek ' company aotor. She meet* him . hecretly on leveral oceailon*. ) \ Cecily' arrive* home the night •&, ... ', jwnl I KO\V. OO ON WITH TOD STORY HSj,: CHAPTER XXII 'fBOILY, who had made no ef- V* forts at wisdom, found Ann's Admiration disturbing, annoying indeed, rather than gratifying. *'j>oob,' 8 she said. "Don't be engaged-for a long time, Cissy,'* Ann went on earnestly. "Not for a long time. Things settle down BO afterwards. It is much more fun and exciting and all to keep things uncertain," "It; Isn't that exactly," Cecily said. "No. I like certainties nuch' better than uncertainties." Ann thought for a moment before she conceded, "Women usually do, I suppose—or they think that they do. But men hate 'era, Cissy. Before they are married, mean." "If they bated them before they'd hate them after, Just the pame," Cecily argued, "Marriage is a ceremony—not a rebirth. I'd purely be afraid to marry a man I was afraid to be engaged to.""I didn't mean afraid,"- said Ann, "No, and I don't think you bnow what you did mean. Do you think Phil bates the certainty of being engaged to you 7" "Phil's different. Still, he is getting sort ot—difficult. All he'll talk about, any more, is when we can be married." Cecily laughed again. "These men who bate certainties," ghe twitted. Ann yawned. No one could be expected to believe it, but Ann, yawning, was still beautiful. "Well, we'd best be getting to bed. Oh, yes, I nearly forgot. Mart* called you up this evening during dinner." ' "Well, what did she want?" Cecily asked viciously. Marta, at Jbe moment, was intolerable. "I don't know, I'm sure," Ann rebuked with dignity. "Mary- Francee answered tbe telephone." Cecily knew too well Mary- Fra.sces' proclivities, informative. Her, "Did she tell her who I was out with?" with its Halloaed pro, POMJW vas a long execration, eot but- to me. that ab« dl4; "Well, what l« heaven's name j|UI she do that for?'« "Well, wbat'in heaven's name is the matter with you. Cissy, all of a sudden? I suppose tlie child didn't realize tbat it was a secret. I didn't." Cecily sulked before she answered, "I don't care to have my affairs bandied about all over tovvn." "Nonsense! You and Marta have beep friends since grammar school. If you don't trust—" I'm not talking about my friends, nor trusting them. I'm talking about my affairs." * * * A NN, with her hand on tbe door knob, paused to be thankful that tomorrow would be Saturday. "I'm not tired," Cecily denied. "Tbat is, of anytlilpg except gossip." "Simply because your little sister told your best friend tbat you were out with Bnrry you go off like this, raving about gossip. Are you ashamed ot him? I'd be ashamed of myself, Cissy, if I were you. You may tblak, right now, that Barry is ail you need, but ho Isn't. A man never is. You'll need your girl friends 'as much as you over liavo. More, in some wayo. Nothing is sillier than to give up your girl friends for a man. You can't drop girls for months, either, and then when you need them pick them up aealn," "Who wants to drop them or pick them up again?" "I'm just trying to give you some good advice, that's all." Cecily muttered, "Which you never followed." "What?" Ann asked, "Nothing." "Are you cross with Marta about something? Old Marta—" "No! I am not!" "You'll wake everybody up, shouting like that." "I wasn't shouting. You're standing half in and half out of the room." "Oh, well. Cissy, I'm sorry tbat you are feeling like tHia, 'You've been going too much-Moo much excitement. Grand said tbis evening tbat be hadn't seen you for three days." "If be'd get out of bed and come down to breakfast be'd see me." "Yes, I know. And next week you'll be at home. Grand and Ro* salle are old, of course. It doesn't seem right to fuss and worry them. Still, 1C you bave made a definite engagement with Barry for tomorrow afternoon and '.evening l suppose I can manage," An engagement for tomorrow afternoon? None. For tomorrow evening? None. No more engagements, ever, So tbat was what Marta bad been up to, slinking tbrough tbe room and gabbling. Tbat tbe girl bad invaded BO good, Cecily bad been co»8de»t from tbe moment of her entrance. Tbat it would be wiser to Ignore, her. to refuse tQ listen (9 b@JT, Ce- cily bad also known. But now tbere was np evading, no escaping Marta, Honest|yJ , She came forward in an utterly ravishing chitr fon rag that rippled around ber ankles and sb»uted, "Remember!" • • • M ARY-FRANCES, who bad been in tbe kitchen replenish ing ber bowl with cereal, returned to tbe dining room, singing loudly, " ' 'Tis love tbat makes us happy. 'Tis love that smooths the way.' " She took ber place at the table, reached for the cream pitcher, and began again, still not softly, " ' 'Tis love that makes us happy—' " Ann protested, "Well, Mary- Frances, I must say! It's a good thing Grand and Rosalie aren't down to listen to you singing at the table." "And I must say," retorted Mary-Frances, "that Cissy isn't hurrying very fast." "Hurrying?" Cecily questioned,. "Why should I hurry? It Isn't late." "Just poking along," Mary- Frances reproached, with a bitter touch, "Just munching. Not hurrying at all." "Munching!" Cecily repudiated. "I am not. Where did you ever pick up such a word?" "Mincing," Mary-Frances substituted. "Not hurrying at all." Ann and Cecily exchanged worried glances, Mary-Franoea, of late, was so often—well, at least odd. "But. dear," Ann said, "why should Cissy hurry? Pld you wtah ber to hurry for some reason?" "No, I don't care," Mary- Frances dismissed any suggestion of personal interest by lifting ber shoulders and dropping them and humming a little. "If you'll come into the rouslc room," Cecily offered, "I'll play your accompaniment." "You would," remarked Mary. Frances. Ann said, "Mary-Frances, I want you to stop being so rude. It seems to roe you are just trying to be naughty tbis morning." Naughty! Tbat was nice, wasn't it? That was going just a little too far. Naugbty«~tQ » person who had memorized, from Rpsa- lle's padded sa,tlu-bound. book, Pejlcate Love Poems of th« Nineteenth Century, only the night before: '"Well, you cag. you tauat set down to we, kove that is Life -rLlfe that la L.ov«, A tenure, of breath at your lip* decree, » passion to stand aj ypvr tbo««bts ftp- prove, a rapture to fail wb»r» your foot may be.' " Yes, she knew it by heart. " 'Well, you can, you must—'" "A»d," Ann continued, "I won't bave you moving your lips and muttering to yourself like tbftt, Mary-Frances. Why don't you answer me?" * « e «T DIDN'T bear you, did I? } * was thinking ot What does t, e. », »..r, g. "Tenure T to do with n Holding—somethl ] estate," Anp know "I'll ask actly." "So would grated Cecily, means—" "Holding?" Interrupt! Frances. "Could It"— hopefully—"possibly meau nf Ing your breath?" Cecily tossed back her and laughed. Mary-Frances turned In "Laugh! That's all, about,you do any more. Just laugtf laugh. I'll bet he's not Ituig out there waiting for yon by hour. By the hour. It heartless. I'd think you'd! him in, or send him off, or nnj hurry a little. Sitting the| front of the house In his cat looks funny." Before Ann hod flnlHhed s| "Who Is sitting where?" had slid across the dlnlni floor, remarking, "Hurrah fa one!' The sun waa shining, an? air was sweet, and, as sbfj down the front steps trot porch, Barry got out of thi and came to meet her.l thought hazily, "I've never* so happy. This feeling is people mean when they ren ber the happiest minute of lives." "Barry I" she said. "Ba and gave him both her and be took them and held "Do I look pretty?" be anxiously, She stood back and em him. He was wearing a darj that she had not seen him| before; his necktie was juij side ot gaudlness; his half slicked too much—she love frowsluess^-hls face, the short, blunt nose, IQ scoured like a little boy's ' that has been washed and poll too vigorously. Tbe darling! might make a -Joke of It, bu| bad, he actually bad "drg up." "You Iqok grand!" she sa "I tried BO hard," he "But I bad so hurry, | tbe you wight look out ot the wi« time after six—I've been, j ploce then," "Dearrr-dearest! My sills Me sister saw you, but ahe tc Just this rnluute. Why pome to tbe door?" "Afraid. Bashful. It wa early to call." "Why didn't you honk horn?" "Any guy tbat sits to bl and bonks bis born at myj geU a punch in tbe nose. take you to yqur office? there be time (or a little first?" ber room, as she ber hat »u4 searched fpr her] flflves, 8be found herself mlo* tbat tooUsja sons oE &eei'. " ' Tte lev* tbat b»ppy t . .' "
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