The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 29, 1939 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 29, 1939
Page 7
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THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 1939 New Governor And Wife _RLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Hucy's Brother Says He's 'Agin' Grafters Regardless Of Their Identity JAMES E. CROWN NEA Service Special Correspondent NEW ORLEANS, Juno' 28.— All Louisiana Ihcso clays is rememljor- Ing ti homely fnrmboy phrase Gov, Ear) Kcmu Long spoke a : year ago The scene was Sicily Island, Louisiana. Earl Long rose before n joint mass meeting, faced friends and enemies, and opened liis speech with seven words now historic: "Noiv, I'm going to : - skin a skunk!" : Earl Long now sits' In the go\ erhbr's chair in Baton Rouge, with the great Mneslrl machine behind him, and all the power llie law anil party politics can place in a gov ernor's hands in Louisiana. ' Ear) Long has n lot, of "skunks' to skin, and today ho )ms the knife to do the Job if tic wants to, For a long time, now, a lot of "the boys" have been kicking Earl's hoim'-dawg around. They thought Earl was neatly shelved in the Innocuous job of lieutenant-governor, from which he would retire his term/ended May 12, 1940, and' become just one more Louisiana lawyer. And they get little consolation from the interview Earl Long gave when he first learned Governor Lechc had announced lie was po Ing to resign. "I'm not governor yet, so I have no statement to make," said Lieut Gov. Long, in the luxurious suite of Mayor Robert S. Maestri of . New Orleans in the Roosevelt Ho tel. Then Governor Long was asked Are you going to use the weight of your office to protect grafters under fire?" TRUCKS MEAN TROUBLE For at that very time; Louisiana was in an uproar over n WPA "investigation" into open charges of WPA graft and corruption in high places, backed by affidavits filed with the department of Prank Murphy, attorney-general of the United states, at Washington And on top of that the state was rocking even more with the story and photographs published in the New Orleans States showing a Louisiana State University motor truck, identified by its license plate 49-011, delivering a-Joad of window, frames - ^juid-other house building material ;"". :-(jffiQS^.ln,lto;,toiiisiana State Uni; verslty carpenter" shop at Baton Rouge, to si new home under construction nearly. 100 miles away, in .a swank New Orleans suburb. The house .was being • built,' by ' Jairio; K McLachlan, colonel on Governor '. Leclie's staff,)Intimate .of Governor Lcche. ' ;'"•'''.-' "Listen,",said Earl Long. "When I get to be governor of Louisiana, if I catch a crook in ray adminls? • trillion stealing a nickel, I'll 'cni- J t city him it lie's iny own brother I You can't cover up for crooks, rje- § fend crooks, stay surrounded by • crooks, nnd stay in public office i very Jong. Try to defend tliein ' nnd coyer up for them, and they'll ! sink you. There's Ijeen too much of that iii too many high places. ; "I've learned one lesson about politics from watching what happened while my brother Huey was b in office. S • "The deadliest politics In the I world is no politics n't a!!. Mighty I' few politicians ever seemed to learn 3 that. They all want to corkscrew, 1 sidestep, duck, and do fancy foot- ; work. When R man never opens his mouth except to say what he it mentis; when he never breaks a • promise; when lie keeps in touch with Ills people and doesn't let the hangers-on nnd suckers-lip surround him so the people can't gel to him, thai, man has 99 per cent of the professional politicians licked from the Jump, because they can't figure out anything as simple as that." LONG DVNASTV PROBABLE Plenty of politicians in high places have been plenty mean to Earl Long for a long time. ( They governor after liis li months of the Lcclie term in office. lTl)p piosnect ot a Long dynasty looms-in louisiana now. Gov. Earl Long has no children. But Russell Long, son'of- tluey,. now : at Louisiana. Stale University nnd recently married at the age of 20, has announced publicly tliat lie is educating himself and dedicating himself for public life. In hot political campaigns on the L. S. U. campus he has shown aptitude nnd . the old Ilney Long technique. He has emerged victorious in those campus campaigns for undergraduate office. He : has married young and spectacularly, while yet in college, as did his father before him. couldn't picture such a simple thing happening as just happened in Louisiana — Governor Lcolie quitting under fire, and automatically making Earl Long governor until May 12, 1840, with all Che powci of a governor in his li'nnds to organize further liis campaign to he elected governor in 1940, and the backing of the Maestri machine in New Orleans behind him '"not 100 per cent but, 200 jiei cenl," snys Mayor _Maeibi In spite of a field of other candidates, nil that, probably means Earl Long be elected s Long family. In many ways fcnrl Long grows more ami more to look- like Hucy Lone; every day- even to act like him in many n , mannerism. He has the annie hot, mldislibrown: eyes. He Ims the same tangled thatch of dark-brown htilr He lias Hucy's build, though not so stout as in HueyV later years Aud more and more, he is using Hucy's homely, telling, country-boy phrases. Builds Log Cabin Will Own _ Hands When Depression Hits Hard Uy N1-:,V Service COUNCIL BIAJFFS, la., June 20. -When Bernard Moore, 31-year- old sheet metal worker, lost his Jol> >nck In 1925, things looked pretty ilnck. Especially sinco receivers nlso got a piece of fnnn )irouerty' he .ivned. Hut Moore iiad salvaged enough ram that to buy n Hl-acte sloping itllsldc in Lime Kiln Hollow, near Council muffs. Although he had lUle capital left he determined to iivvc a hcmc at this site. He bitill a rude dugout on the illside, and to save n few dollars i rent, Moore moved lik family nl of their city npurlmeiilnml Int'i 'ie dugout. They lived there for nearly : ear white Moore worked'dougedl ml almost single-handedly oil ii cvv home. For material, Moore went back 50 years, lie used logs of trees hich grow In Lime Kiln Hollow, very morning he was up early ml on the limber-culling job, loore hitched himself Inlo n chain larni'ss" and dragged the logs to ie site of the new house. , Ills wife pitched in on the resslng and assembling O f the gs. Gradually, the house began rise. Outside ot concrete for ie floors, metal lor the rcofj. d ew metal furnishings, and some ccond-hand lumber, the entire iree-room house was built, of logs hich Moore had cut, Imulcd, luuiicd, and fitted. -. , Pour years, of this back-breaking' ork, day In and dny out, went to the little house. Today ft fs complete, with n ige stone fireplace in the living-- oom. Actual cost was about ?200, ! it the pride and satisfaction ot aving created a home practically itli their own hands is worth uch more limn Hint to Moore, his lie, and their two boys—Harold, and Larry, 2. . < All four cccupnnls of the neat g house have taken, <Klth a grin'. nrdships such as have come to w of this generation. But they ave their reward in favorable, id often envious, comment of osc who pass. „ l*l<-\l.ln, LlllMIl I Strange physical similarities mark thieves nt work. Gasoline Thieves Prove~-r They Are Too Bold MANSFIELD, O. (UP) — Two thieves picked llie wrong spot nnd time to drain gasoline from d steam shovel parked at nil excavation Job on a vacant lot. The men went to work in early evening on a warm night while Police Chief Meade K. Bales was scnted on the porch of his residence directly across the street from' the vacant lot and Police aenliflciilion Officer E. o. Puller Ikcwisc wns on life front porch adjacent to the tot. Both policemen thought llie scene before their eyes "rather strange," hut not too mysterious to irevent them from arresting the lenlal Patient Dives Benealh Steamroller One Taste Shows You the Extra Goodness In This Truly Great Kentucky Whisky Wilson, 38-yeai^old patient at n local hospital nuclei .medical; 'observation, was senl'oiit to wiinejci about the grounds In'an effort'to cure n <le|n'esjc(l mood. While. cro&sli'ig.;ilie'li(«'ii he ! spied n steamroller; working:' oh thc-Uos- pllal drivewiiy. pushing 'across' the grounds, he drive; head', first under llie front . roller, .' which , passed completely ovei< his Ixxly;' ' •?.' Heart Courier News want aiis. BOY HOW PAY THIS FALL! TIRES, TURKS, RADIOS, PARTS, REPAIRS, BODY & FENDER WORK, AND PAINTING. All On Fall Time NO DOWN PAYMENT BUY NOW -» PAY ONE PAYMENT THIS FALL TOM LITTLE CHEVROLET CO. 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