The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 22, 1950 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 22, 1950
Page 7
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•ATUfcDAY, JULY tt 1MO 8LTTm5VTLLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Y TO THE VOTERS OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY Never in the history of this State has it been more necessary that the people of our State choose wisely in the selection of their Governor, It doe* not take a farsighted person to see beyond the horizon, the storm warnings are out, we are in for tempestuous times. It is not a time to longer entrust the affairs of this State to a publicity-crazed glamor boy who has sought to popularize himself in national magazines by depreciating the State of Arkansas, During the 4 years as Governor Ben Uaney repealed all the state tax on our lands. He practically eliminated the State Inheritance Tax except on large fortunes and greatly reduced the State Income Tax. He repealed 11 taxes and reduced 4 others. During the Laney administration 1126 new industries were brought to our State, during the administration of McMath 76 have come to this State. In this county Governor Laney resurfaced and rebuilt over a 100 miles of Highways, particularly Highway No. 61 and Highway No. 4Q being resurfaced. •«n Laney was a volunteer in the Armed Service! In World War I and at the conclusion of that war was honorably discharged. General Penning, General Bullard, Sergeant York, the A.E.F. and about' 4,000,000 other men won that war for the United States. Laney did not win that war single-handed and he did not publish a million funny books about his war service. Your Governor should have the best interests of his people at heart, their good government and their prosperity and the lightening of their tax load should be the prime object of your Governor. The best interests of our people can not be served by the Governor being frequently absent from the State oh speaking tours in New York in the interest of the F.E.P.C., in Indianapolis for the Brannon Plan, In Chicago for other socialised trends and espousing every crack-pot idea that is contrary to the traditions, beliefs and habits of the southern people, j Your interests can not best bt served by a State Tax Commission as set up by Sid McMath which would come into your county where you have your duly elected Tax Assessor and raise your taxes from 100%,to500% over the amount fixed by your County Assessor as this lame Commission did in Saline County until temporarily restrained by the Court In that county. That same Commission could absolutely ruin property values in Mississippi County. \ The times are too dangerous to longer entrust :the affairs of the State to Sidney McMath. By hit record we should knowvthis could be dangerous te our State. In the years ahead we need Ben Loney as Governor. By his record he has proven himself to be • sofe, competent, honest, conservative, businesslike Governor and in the years ahead we need that man as Governor of the State. (Signed) CITIZENS OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY INTERESTED IN GOOD GOVERNMENT ' Tbfc >4 y*M f« kr B»7i Mttru.

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