The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 19, 1931 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 19, 1931
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;™KSDAA^^JJ^UCn__jO;J_9|l__ HLYTHEVrLLE. (AltK.V COURIER .NEWS Versatile jimmy Does His Mew York's Dapper Mayor j Is One of Tammany's DC Luxe Products. UV I'AUI. IIA11U1SON NEW YOHK, March 18.—jimmy I Walker is a politician, and proud j of it. Virtually every step in th: • career of Ke>x York's amaviivj nwy- cr represents a personal \1ctory. some of them won ty attributes en- tively contradictory to the impressions ami IsRonds surrounding him. Most of the world Ly no 1 .*: know, Gotham's M;iyo;--at-!_arse for his personal charm, his talent f-; friendship, his ready '.vit and bn'.- liani'O as a speaker, his sartoib.l elegance and plaiboy penchants, anil Ws gifl for sinning siippm fiom !!•.» most unlikely quarters. Uui it is the nvacllcnl plciur; thtit makes Jimmy Walker a paradox. Even his sne-inies cre:ii: linn wilh [he a!?rt in'.eili-gend' the I'ivi? .'agarity and (he pctenltel drivx^ i :ne!e,y neccssr.ry for good govern- ^ mcr.t. His disposition sincerity and motives are what trey question, • Walker the politician is a de lux? .product ol Tnmmany Hall. There were no fishmarkets in his eariy j life, nor a very intimate association ! with the sidewalks of Ne'.v York. 1 He went inio politics because noih- j ing, including parent?.! inaiiei'.cj. WDS able to Mop him. Elo wen* into Tammany politics because lie ho/.i been reared under its influence. Father Was Zmmigrar.t He was born June 19, 133!. the son of nn Irish immigrant and an Jrish mcther. But the Walker horn? was a comfortable one in Greenwich Village, llicn a staid and respectable residential sr-ctio:; ocuu- ! ber of the "Wliitt Colia:" pied almost entirely by Irish Ci:h-i L»rcy st'cet and prub-iL-ly o'jcs. William II. Walker, the lath- ilfe and Smith, who roomed logolher (c.i 1 a llmo, nnd Wagner soon Intiim lo be known (is this particular fa- Ivoiltes of DO.SS Murpliy of Tain. many Hall. They were regularly ik'- i imunocd by the "belter clement." iiml just, as regularly re-elected jwlih Increased mujorllios. i While Smllli became. In 101U, ! Kovormir of HID stale, and Wanner '.went !o Hie Supreme Court mid ! liter (« the U. S. Semite, Jlnimy 'Wajkcr nourished iu Hie lojilsbtuve. •At'.er live years in Hie lower house lie promoted lo Hie senate. tlure to scrre 10 years more. He li'tume Hie parly leader, and fou^hl many a battle which added to th? am! with Ills black Inlr nwry, the yoims senator would bcytn his I'ltne walk up and down U:o center aisle. Tlien lie wciild bealn lo talk, directing the full power ol Ills! :)!n(! scorn nualnst llm red bin I 'J 1 ™ lly RLlnnlnt' faces of hl.s 0[i|wi- i . s. Jinmiy Wuikei 1 well knew Hie 'tricks of politlcK. but refused to use till of them. Even his explosive lempcr .seldom 1ms led him Into personal vituperation. Refuses Self Permit to Move Dance Hall longer, WKSTI'OKT, Conn. (I.Y) —As First Selectman King Mansfli'tit applied lo himself as lux olDclnl for permit *u> move a diiiioo Imll across the- slrccl. Hi; refused his appeal. Then Iw applied to tlie zoning board of appeals lo have Ills decl- i!on iiver-nilcd. In 1025 he walked lii:o n Bvoup |" A1 , „„; w , s ' llccC5S!Vry ln orricr of ncwspaiieiiP"" "'"' "*'''' "•'s got l>re»llne of Smith. Mo>t of (ho imposing nir.iv of Iwx'ltim 1 . transit, liuiiiliu;, dlrcrt iirl- m,try and jjovernnionla! reform lej;- , iiliUiou benrliiB his name i.s said not . .to i:ai-c been inspired by Walker, j plnrallly was more than : He put it tlirouiih as an nwossi™! After eight years of the ne^papeimeii^ said: ^i.j,, ,,, :lke „., ^i legal. letter not listen la lh!-. I've Just beeij told Ilial I'm (o to the nest mayor of New York." It you have hi^o ix>rt> n*e!% lace, ponder lliat will not clog them. A now French process cailr ed MELLO-GI/O makes the Bkln look young, stays on longer, Itir-^ nlshcs a yotithlul bloom, does not Irritate the skin or make It look l«:sly or (laky. Spreads smoothly, Try this new wonderful Face dor MELLO-GLO. Klrby Co, Adv. 12 In the primaries lie easily defeat- j cd (he colorless, deadly-serious ,lo!m j !•'. Hylan. Asuilnsl Frank L. Walor- mau. the .slronnest caudlclnle the Kepublicans could oiler, Wnlkn's 4CO.OLK). diem y '. re;>U'.snilnllve of Tnmiiiuny and A! iSsiiilh. Thu bills Unit carrlrd the lire of his own enthusiasm wore for | Sunday baseball, boxlns. and the repeal of movie censorship. He was nl his best in 10J2 and , when he \vas majority lender Hylan, even Hit RepuWicun newspapers welcome;! Ihii dynumic, plc- luieMme yomiK chief excciillve. A lot, u( civle scandals hnvn llowed under admlnlslrallve bridges .since that- day. More than dice lliere lias been talk ol seeking the removal of by vlitue of n single seat m ihc Jimmy Walker from ihc oincc I" senate. II was Walker's Jub t'j havo which lie wns si> cnlhuslnsllciUly \ all Ills men In their seats wiien votes I welcomed. A city-wide Invrstl'j.i- ! were taken. And he did il. OMIrrles Hun. Hie must serious threat he has encountered, faces him now. mil tram his place in the sun—of California—lie promises to return and 5 *: CITIES • were crowded whenever It was j known that he would speak, lor he lir.d no compcllllon as on orator. Absorbed In thought, striking io-jj<lni; In his Droadwsy clothes, "lock 'em in the eye," NEXT: Jimmy Hie ULOR1OUS YEARS! itliie liom wony, <l 60, SI, 90, M • ier, on in eiUt« bVilllrom mill MM ! lipllid widtr Ihi hv«(on Syndlwta I'-tlic Systematic Way to FEwon*! !«, . fait tot boolM i|oy Mon«y." 200,000?1NVESTORS INVESTORS SYNDICATE FOUNDED 1894- C. 5. LEMONS, DIS1RICT MANAOM BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS SHRINE lUlLDINQ, WEMPtllS, 1CNN. Politician, iravslor, society fnnre.!etc. clown, musician—ir.e inlmltsblc Mayor Jimmy Walker Is n!l of these. At upper lel't yo'.; s:-e him v:ith Mrs. V/alker at a society wedding, and at the right as he handled a pneunia'.ii; dii'.i in the teginninz ul ;: costly civic impvr.vemeiH. Belov,-, left to right, ar; typical i»ses of Ffftzonor cu a ijol[ links, at a bascuail training camp, and at his piano. |.^,.^^ :i THE SIGN THAT A REGIMENT 1 CHEERED I atl-.lete to:- his slight si;", clever boxer . But Lecau^e he ::': hi er, was .1 prosperous lumber ;iea!;r by vocation and a politician, thor- ci.ghiy trained in Tammany tradi- lions. He served as leader of an as- on his bier life. A young man I and dabbed In song writing. The npnvxl AMred Suiiir.. 23-yc?.r-old | !r,s; vcntnrs was the most success- clerk in the cffire of the Commii- | till. In 1910 he collcciecl S1.500 for licner cf Jurors, and already a pol-jliic lyrics of the l:allfid which has iiician ot promise. calUd at ihc! been dinned into his unwilling ears thing of a loquacious little s:iurt- Walker home on l.'e\v Year's Day j ever since: "Will You Love Me in alec, he was the target or rrr.ny a : cf 1095. He was flattered and at-j December as Yon Da in May?" bigger fist. Particularly '.he Urge*, for he knov/n : on politics, as a "bleeder 1 ' \vlio spuj;:u c:i;ii- liis traded by the boy': eager questions j mnbly district, as a memrre: 1 of 150:1 in every e:icc.i:ntc-r. tne board of aldermen, and Ir.i.t: I At an early age he 'dcv:!:r.:J for two terms as an assemblyman tendency to slay out btc r'. ni:;: at Albany. " • Young Jim Walker—it was nn'. until he entered politics U)at he \vas called Jimmy—knew no hardship'-, in his boyhood. He wenl lo privat; Schcols, and in the summers V.T.; sent to a resorl in the Cats-tills. with a group of crcnics. Jim a mrdiocre s:hobr. cM:;- t!iigni=heci mostly by l:is iiidiiTci-- cncc to discipline and a:i eujt-ni.^-: to make speeches. He v.a^ a star and atout the only parental wal- lopinys he received were for P:L V .L!- ing over to the vaudeville h''U.-:i en Unicn £qi<art?. where ! e usually remained for the performance repeated f.t midnight. He stiikinsly handsome bsy, all accounts, he tcidorii missnc! a He wcrk-t! for n iime ni a «•• sceial luncllon. ' jiJc bankins hcuse. at!?n:p:e:i It w=3s v.:u-n Jiin \V?lkcr was 15 promote a subway CO:I=;IT.C'.:O;I c< iha; lie bc^ai- ;•. fnerils'nip p.uiy, piayeu o:;e ujioii v.;;: v, :">• to iiiiv.j rn irnsQrir.iu in'iucnie s^nii-prcicisitnal bas-jb.ii ;.- j It v,-as while Mils son; was at 11= ! height that Jimmy Walker met To Business Schocl : Jnr.ct Allen, a young vomah from The senior Walker, hoping Jim;oinaha. Neb., who had com2 t-j would u:cc!iic a business man, sen! New York to seek a stage, career, j lilm lo La Salle College for a bmi- ; jimaiy was engaged in pepping up | a nu^ical show bcins produced by ' a friend, nnd SDlce'icd Janet Allen | to lead the chorus for his D;cem- j t:-r-May song. 'I'he romance th:rc!.| begun led to a society wedding at S:. Joseph's Church In 1012. The groom was two hoars late. In 1010. Walker had teen elected lo the Slate Assembly, there to find Alfred E. Smith, a veteran of six Ees:-ions, and Robert. F. Wagnji ! <j among his old Tammany colleagues, i ' ness C'Oiirse. Rut lie loft ibis ar.n eiVcrcd New York Univcrsiiy. •,;liere he rather casually sf.!:!: f .J lav,, li '.vas iio; until 1912 tint h? :•> be , tcok his i;ar examinatian, but b.-- a : fore that he had tried his hand id from i several other jobs. Three pounds pure cane sugar will be given free with each . 24-lb. sack of Betty Jasia Flow? purchased at the undersigned merchants Fdday and Saturday Betty Jane Flour and 3 pcntndi pisre cane mmww ,<. 1K7J ~& ^f-c^ s- - l^r msmMs^ '< •i The nojinion M-lli.-.n Co. /; <>;. : 5i!:na— Kinsas £ and 6 pounds puve cane Nil m America's Finest Flour hlfpiv OTAR/^^TTF^Tni Yonir money refunded if this flout itit^.iy ^^vUo. Lv\l rvAi i E.-al/jsj' 0 is not satisfactory. This Offer Good Friday asid Saturday at: the Following- ! j S HAI.I, iind \{\'<KK Clii'iry ( 'c R;iilru;'.d rii^inc 1 ^7 '/., \. McClilSTOX 21o K. I-irst St. i'lionc s:;! c. ,T. CRAM: Sr.iitb !.:ikc St. DAVIS MAHKKT 130 \V. A'.li I'hcnc I'' 1S • A!,1,KN UUSH1NC ;ih >t Mnin I'lionc 31 AUTfU'R HUKHINC 8°.t W. \ValTiui I'iiinc c. A. uovi-:v T. C. ,H)51XSC i:. Jiiin I'huiie 7^1 >!cFAl,].>; M.\KKKT •?1 J T. a;a;:i i'luinc IT'S H. C. ALI.EY t^isl Main McMl'I.UN'SCASHCHOCERY T.i \V. M.iin I'liniic W-- I. M. UENTI.EY ^. 2lbl 1'hone "' M. McKAHLANI) L. Mai;i I'lionc '••>'' Stylish clothes are ready for yovt iu the good old USA Hart Schaftticr-& Macx Maybe you remember the story Back in 19.18 al'lcr the Armistice was clechifcd, llic boys, homesick and weiu-y, passed Lfic sign you see above at Brest on their waj f lo America. The soldiers ot ihe regiment cheered when they saw- it - -il ineaul home and back lo ''•(•.ivies" for ihem. Hart SchaH'uer & Marx had scores of these messages for the boys at all the embarkation points in France. NOW IT'S OUR TURN TO CHEER The bonus loan bill has passed and any number of inch are going lo have the money ihey need for their families and I heir own necessities. ' If you do need clothes, we'll do our part willi I he besl values since 1921. Whether you need clothes or not a greal lime lo have extra money in every field values are in your favor. it's - - for Co. ^B»rM5^

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