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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 8, 1940
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Issue Comes To Forefront For Sixth Time Since Constilution Formed By JOHN' A. HKICHMANN United Tress Blatt Coireiijioti.lenl WASHINGTON'.— The third-term dispute Is older Ulan'the Constitution. The argument now — whether President IZoosevelt should or will run again—is a renewal of n ile- hale that has engrossed ihe country since the time of the Ooiisliln- i.'onal convenlion. Oul of ihe past, friends nnd fore of Hie President arc tiling* arguments and prcce-i dents to support their views. j A survey of the precedents most j fr«pienlly referred lo by aiitl- ' Ihtrd term forces gives two huor- i>slina sidelights. The lirsl is Hint George Washington wns not so much opposed lo long tenure of , office as popularly .supposed. f The second point'Is Unit Thomas Jefferson, 1 Washington's successor nnd the-founder of the Democratic party, was very deJInllR In his opposition and turned Washington's rejection of a third term nomir.a- iion into a "tradition." But their follower?—the few who had lo face, the Issue—appear to have been influenced largely In their final decisions by political es- I'lCdiercy which generally dictated that they decline to mike tlie race. Long-Argued Topir However, the qtie-stion of length of service for tiny President has been a loptc of argument dating back lo Ihe opening of the Constitutional convenlion. Washington al. (he lime privately opposed putting a limitation on the rumber of terms a President might serve. Thomas Jeffef.son, absent In France during the drnflhig ol the Constitution, opposed more llinu one term for nny officeholder, par- llcularlv the President. Others handling tlie conlrover- . sial question suggested a three-year elective term, without limit in reelection. Some proposed n seven- year term,.with no right ol succession. As finally proposed, the Constitution provided a four-year term. Proposals to limit this to one lerm were rejected. Proponents of ti third term for Mr. Roosevelt nrgue Hint Washlng- tliat tlie first magistrate will always be reflected If he may Ix reelected." he wrote. "lie Is then 1111 officer for life," During Jefferson's second admln- Islrallon, (here wns n rWrg demand for n third lerm. Etghl Male legislatures memorialized him lo run again. In a private Idler, however, he rejected It, saying tlmt he favored "service for clglit years with power lo remove nl the end of the first four." Lnler he wrote Ihe North Carolina legislature, one of those memorializing him. that "I .should be unwilling 10 \K the first yerso.i. who. disregarding Ihc sound precedent set by an illustrious predecessor, should fmukh the first example of prolojignllon beyond Ihe second term ol oflice." Jefferson also pleaded Ihc Infirmities of age, as lip did four years later when he was asked lo run again. Nevertheless, (how favoring n Ihlrd trim for Mr. Roosevelt jiolnl out Dial Jeffmoii remained a power hi guw-inrnejil through the successive clc'.'llous of IDs followers and friends, Madison and | The third - term f|iie.stlon never arose .seriously again ni'ilil Ihe lime ol On. U. H Grant, almost 10(1 years aiier the nation's founding. I:! the iw-.'iiillim' there was a stu 1 i re>;sk»i ol Presidents who even ' fulled lo survive the "power lo r-3- inovr" al ihe end of ihclr four I ymrs. . Jiukson Favored t.imilatinn In Ilie meantime, too. there had Ijeen mil / rolls proposals for i« amendment lo limit Presidential lemur. Andrew Jack.'.on, who served two terms, repeatedly offered propo.sals for a single six-year ierm. None ever was sub- milled to the people, however. Some historians contend thai Grant revcr would have considered n third lerm had it not been for his wife. It appears strange thut he considered the matter at nil, since vlien Ills second term was scarcely begun an opposition broadside at- itick was laurelled, in Ihe hearty manner of the day, opposing any third term. When finally Hie Pennsylvania stale convention adopted a resolution anainsl the third term, Grant answered. "I am not. nor have f ever been, a candidate for renom- Irnllon. I would not accept u re- uomlnnlion if tendered." Despite Ilils tint statement other stale conventions adopted rcsolu- lions like thsit in Pcnijsylvnnla and Ihe house, by a 231 lo 18 vote, adopled a resolution condemning the third term as a matter of national policy. The nearest the Question of third lerm tradition ever came before Ihc voters was In Ihc case of Small Germmi Navy Harries! llii in Sou Win- BATTLESHIPS sunk—i-Ar 29,150 tons Domogcd—-4 AIRCRAFT CARRIERS Sunk—J 22,500 torn BATTLE CRUISERS, 1 , Damaged—2 64,000 tons CRUISERS Sunk—I 16,697 fonj Damaged—10 51,505 + tons CRUlStRS Sunk—1 4773 tons BATTLESHIPS Damaged—2 52,000 tons DESTROYERS Domogcd 13784- fOCKET BATTLESHIPS Sunk— 1 10,000 tons Damaged—1 10,000 tons DESTROYERS Sunk— 10 14,465 Ions Damaged—11 10,860 4- tons PATROL BOATS Sunk—2 275 4- Ions CRUISERS Sunk—3 21,400 Ions Damaged—2 16,000 tons SUBMARINES Sunk—7 6419 font Damaged—3 1095 +• font OTHER VESSELS Sunk— 21 8037 tons Damaged—I 350 font Total Tonnage Sunk % of Total Naval Tolinnge BRITAIN 96,558.,„.., 4-5% FRANCE 5058. under 1% GERMANY...,. 33,611.....10.20% DESTROYERS ^fcwf _ Sunk—9 ' 1811 4- torn Damaged—5 {Unidentified) SUBMARINES Sunk— 20-50 Damaged—5-11 OTHER VESSELS Sunk— 4 400 (ons (Note: ''Oilier VebteH" classification covers lriiwlcrs.ini<ie- cweejjyrs anil p.-lbol fooalsj freeze damaged the parly buds which have flowered, for a day only to die. We have seen a. few w!th n WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 10-10 lavender stripes as the most unusual we have grown. A pretty variety not ordlnnrily .seen here in the yellow iris of which more Is needed, A rare sight are the pink locust trees of Frank Douglas at the rear of hk law offices on Walnut street. . All of (he trees are now in full | Wooni and may be seen by driving In the alley. A flower whtch Is becoming popular lici-e Is the elder daisy which Is now blooming. Altnosl as fragile tis Ihe painted daisies, the elder daisy Is now In bloom but o.ily a few here survived Ihe winter. White, like the shnxta, the elder daisy has u large yellow center and blooms earlier Ihan tho lovoly shasta. Ion himself dill not want n first term very badly but agreed lo tic- cepl lo eel Ihe young gnvermucnt slarled; thnt he was slill disinclined to accept a second term but dkl so because oC (he inlernatlonal situation. At the end of n lurbti- lent ?ccor.d tenn, they say, he quit. Inrgely In disgust, to return lo the peace nnd quiet of Mount Vcrnon. Washington Letter Quoted These forces like to (inols trom Washington's lelter lo Gcreral Li\- fayetle, in \vhich he said. "1 can see no propriety in precluding ourselves from tlie services of any man, who in some grenl emergency, shall be deemed, universally, most rn- jmblo of serving the public." 'nilrd-terni opponents, on the other hand, like to quote from Ihe famous "Farewell Addre.w" in which Washington said: "It appears to me proper, especially us It may conduce to more distinct expression of Ihe public voice, that I should nppraise yon ot the resolution- I have formed lo decline being considered among Ihe number of those out of whom a choice is to be mcidc." Jefferson was decidedly more outspoken ngainsl even a second lerm than Washington wns con' cerninj a third. Writing lo J.imes Madison in 1781, .afler his close-1 range views ol royalty In Europe, I he bitterly criticised the failure of i the Constitution draftsmen! to writs 1 ' n rotation, requirement for nil public officeholders. "Reason and experience tell us Theodore Roosevelt. Hnnscvdt Haiscil Issue Roosevelt hud declined lo rim again after he had served one full lerm and (lie remainder of the term he acquired when Presidcnl MrKln'ley WM nssn.sslmited. 'Hie first nousevclt said he would rot be n candidate for a third term. Four years later, dissatisfied with Hie policies of his successor. William Howard Tall. Roosevelt songhl to obtain the Republican nomination. His orlglnol anU-thinl-lenn statement, he said, was directed n«ainsl a "third successive term." Frtilim: to got (he G.O.P. roml- nhlion. h'_' cainpaigtird for election («) the Bull Moose ticket, a parly nf Projircsslvc nf;>nbliL'iins. The llm-c-toriiei-M cnm was bitter. It broke Iho Hepubli- can parly nnd resulted in Ihe election ol YVoodrow Wilson. Ihe fiea \vm has inkcn blgecst loll in ship;, and tonn:i»cs in the British navy, hut Ihe small German Heel has boen hardest hit with losses nmounllng lo between 10 and 20 per cent nf total sircneth. Cliaic totals ntival losses of uclUs;reiHs since the war began. Dmiocrailc nominee. T!in Roosevelt received a popular vote of •1,120,020 aualnsl :),4a3,fl22 for Talt. Wilson polled (i,28li,214. more than a million fewer lhau ihe combined Republican-Uull-Moosc vote. This result, however, provided no yardstick lo determine how many, if any, Republican voles went to Tuft in protest against a possible Ihlixl term for Hoosevcll, Wilson mis taken ill loo .soon nfler Ihe conclusion of Die World War for the third term Issue to be raised in hLs case. CiKiliilge Silnaliiin Duplicated Warren Harding died in his lerm and Calvin Coolidge completed It. anil was rcclected In 102-1. Theodore Roosevelt's Jtitlg- niorl that the Presidency by succession through dcnlli constituted si term apparently was taken as established fact. Immediately nflcr Coolidge'.'; reelection after he had served out 1 the Harding term, Ihc question of a third term for the Vermouter came up repeatedly. Then, as now, It wns one ol the principal topics of the day. Coolidse wns vacationing in (he Block Hills of South Dakota when on Aug. a. 1927, he issued his c:yplic. "i do not choose ID run for President in lf'28." Us actual meanly was debated for months. The majority of opinion wns thai Coolidjje had wllli- dvawn himself intentionally from the Presidential race. Some held to the view he hoped the party would draft him. in February, 1928, the senate by u vote of 50 to 26 adopted the LaFolIctte resolution which stated that a third term would be "unwise, unpatriotic find fraujjht with peril ..." Ycl some persons close to G'oul- irtgc say he. was disappointed when the convention failed lo name him as 1928 standard- bearer AI'l'UOATION FOtl PERMIT Paul By rum, Blythcvllle, Ark., has made application for permit to build warehouse in which 10 store Tractors and Farm Machinery on li. 2, Original Town Survey, City of Blytheville. Ark., at HO N ruhps have done umi Such Is Ihe varied hlslory of the I for the winter with II so-called third term tradition. a. Tn the Garden" Wllh the coming of .summer yesterday—or al .summer temperature—[lowers, literally seemed lo "burst (ortli" but they are yet far behind last year—both in quality and growth. On Ihe iinplerisaul side 01 Ihe flower legend here Is the loss of many wax leaf shrubs and rose bushes which withstood the winter very well but were caught in the last freeze after the sap had risen. While ninny flower.'; and shrubs were lost or damaged CKlenisvely, it seems that these two have fared I ihe worst. The Cine climbing tails- ' man rases owned by several people arc still dying bill a few owners have buds which will blocmi this v-'cek. Among those who have been for- tnnate enough to have early blooming Mowers have been the A. J. Leeches, whose azaleas have been lovely In their rear garden, and the azaleas nnd some kind of white flower (which we cant remember the name) In the A. Comroys' front yard have delighted p-nssc'rsuy. Tulips have done unusually well ir the winter with the Harvey Morris family having Ihe good record of obtaining 34 blooms out of 36 bulbs Ihe flrsl year while those of Mr. and Mrs. J. LouLs Cherry and Mrs. Emma Lou Rogers have, as usual, been fine species. We want 'some one to have a bed of brown and yellow tulips but lo dale have seen none of this special combination of colors. Iris has been pretty bill the last Wert Optometrist "HK iMAKRS 'EM SHE" Over Joe Isaacs' Store Phone 5JO Suner-lloyiil Leaded GASOLINE 16 TOM LITTLE CHEVROLET CO. 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