The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 15, 1932 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 15, 1932
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.SATURDAY. OCTOBER 15, 1922 BLYTHEVILLE,' (AKK.) COUUTER NEWS PAGE THREE They Figured In Tammany's Early Days Bricks, Bosses and Ballots Build New York City Political Machine. Tammany Hull wasn't built in a «!Uy. IlMtlc, btirrfns muinents of tht famous New Vork political ma- thlnc's <':irly seats are (rated In Hie article below, the second of a s?- ri.s of three on " Tale of tlie I>.m;iiaiiy Tie"." BY CKSE C01IN SKA Service Writer NEW YORK.—The leopard mny not change Its spots, but the Tammany Tiger can alter Its stripes. And has. many times! In fact, this Miracle is happening again In the beginning, so go tlie log- cuds there was Chief Tammany meeting William Penn under tr.e famous Pennsylvania elm. For odd though it may seem the Indian \vnc.« name has figured so prominently in New York affairs was not of Manhattan extraction but roamed around New Jersey. Th-i Pennsylvania troops who .marched under George Washington a:'cptcd the c'M«f as their pattern. So when the American revolution had ended a group of patriotic fellows gathered in a tavern and organized a patriotic society. They became the original—and ultra-exclusive—Tammany Society. • Brom Marking's Inn heard the spoutings of many an orator for it was not until 1799 that the society hart a headquarters of its own Meanwhile, a rather \vell knovn fellow by the name of Aaron Burr had been something approximating its first leader. Anti-Irish—at First! NEW YORK GREW—spreading along the lower waterfront. Ail 1 the Fourth and Sixth Wards'be came the . bigger "immtgran wards." Whatever may have been th chicanery uud crookedness of Boss Tweed, and whatever the sha cty figure others may have cut— Tammany began with wigs and grand gestures, and, amusingly enough, was anti-Irish. Although Irish immigrants were pouring in, members of their race were denied office by Tammany. The Irish revolted; they marched on the Wigwam and demanded their rights; there were broken chairs, and -glassware; there were also broken noses and blacker^d ... eyes. Trir'WrUgs tfifthgeiHiil that. 'Politics became more involved. There were, until '1835, no registration laws. Which made votiii? much easier. And thus came the first political gangsters. Ballots were stuffed and honest voters were slugged. Certain persons and groups realized they had best deal with the gangs. The Irish gang became known as the "Dead Rabbits." In frequent opposition were the "Bow- «ry Boys," who put on the Rltz with those old-fashioned high hats. "Boss" Tweed nnd Dick Crokcr are two of the most famous palttlcal cznrs ever (o hold ills whip hand over !hc Tammany Tiger. Tr.e high-hat "Bowery Boys." shown «pji;r center in an old illustration, were one of ihe gangs who mad; the Tiger's life no easy one in oilier days. Cartoonist Thomas Nnst was famed for his pen-and-ink flings at "the Hall," and lower center you see one of his famous cur- toons entitled "T.-.e 'Brains' That Achieved Tammany Victory." Lower left is a view of New York's old Tammany Hall—scene of much political strife—which has been replaced with a new Colonial-type structure. And Now-A Steel Home Shipped to Your Lot i n,?ar here,, and its "designers are planning to begin mass produc- rail un Fells Maryland Audience Republican Parly Is Ks si'iilial to Industry. AliUAKD I'HESIDENT J1OOV- i'H 'CHAIN En Route to Clevi-- himi. Omiborlmid. Mil.. On. la i Purulent Hoover delivered H skill dcft'iisi' oi Ilic Republican pair, s protective larilV irallcy in a biid iileii for Ihc supiwil of Mpi;. Innd'.s eU'clorale ut Cumberland lutlny. Tin- president, lold a mildly dcm- oiiEli.uivi 1 throng of about li.OOO all! 1 ii-d nl lhe- station for iho 10- n!iv.::>' pause tlml "even II no .Ihu i .minders wi-ie nmlid Hie nllK i.I Cunikcrlntul wtnild rctull he untjuruuid' of tlio pioleclive aril:' "K it were not for Ihe lli'pnb- iiiillf," he declared duin me .nek iikitform of his s|H'C'ii\l train. Iht-.-i- cclanese mills would be closul dov.u this inliinle." Tin- Cumberland speech was Ihc tecciid c[ len back-plalfonn lulks tin- president's schedule us his train rolled westward toward Clevc ;and. Mlii'i'o he makes his second major political Kijeech of the cam paign at S:30 P. M., tonight. Tlie chief executive followed up his defense of the turilf policy cf his administration with f thumping attack on his Democratic opposition. He .snid: "The Democratic party Is opposed to n protective tailir It piopcscs to reduce the tariff In Us platform In lieu of n protective tariff it proposes a competitive taiilf for revenue. H denounce. 1 ; the present, tarltls exorbitant. "The Forty Thieves" "rOLITTCTANS began to make By NBA Service CLEVELAND, O., Oct. 14.- -Prety soon you may be -living in The wall units of this new type house built jifjsteel.j-liippcd to you home,' illustrated at the left, arc from HuTfactory in'paits all ready of 20-gauge steel sheets. They " ' ar,? insulated -with fibre and the exterior is coated with a porelaiu enamel. to be erected on your lot. first framelcss ste.'l in the United States has just been completed at Solon, For the house built made by the steel construction. Designers say tills factory-built house can be assembled for much less than the labor, cost now required in building a house. " • Tie estimated cost of a seven- room house with - two car garage and solarium, like the one shown .Tlie absence of' a frame is an here, is about $5000. deals with the gnngs. Th; gangs began to gain in power. Their links were with houses of ill-fame, saloons and gambling joints. About 1842 the Irish began to win places in petty offices. At that time ordinary aldermen were referred to ns "the Forty Thieves." There was none of the put-on- the-spot gangsterism. Nearly everything was fought out in fairly honest, combat with fists and bricks. Pre-Civil War days found the Tammany organization with the South and opposed to liberation of the slaves. Anti-Negro feeling broke out In New York, with more trouble. Then came the bloody days of tlie "draft." The New York groups rebelled; the streets ran red with blcod for days. A small form of civil war obtained. But the Tammany Society did not die. It became a political in' \teger in Manhattan, ingrained in the very history of the town. * * * Two Sides to Story STILL, TO THIS DAY, there are two sides of the Tammany story. One is told by the loyal Tammany- Ist and the other by historians and reformers. The former will say that the latter has never properly interpreted the facts. Some Tammany men will say that there were two Democratic parties, and that the sins of one have been unfairly visited upon the other. Some will point to the fact that the under-dog was always taken under the Tammany wing; that true democracy was gained by Tammany's early fights; that charity has always been distributed by the big-hearted leaders. At any rate, the first to get some sort of tangible organization together was Fernando Wojd, son of a bankrupt merchant. It might have seemed that conditions in the city could get no worse. Wood promised a general reform. But given authority, he merely added to the general corruption. * • * Twee* Gained Power THE FIRST REAL BOSS, however, was William M. Tweed. He stepped forth in 1861. Previous to his arrival, government of the -Hill"—such as it wai—had been " in the hands of a committee. Tweed Insisted on being a boss, powers to himself. It was one of liis amusing customs never to call for the negative vote on any question in which he was interested. The "Tweed Ring" U still a scandal at which the big town blushes. Tweed, by the way, died in jail. Then in came "Honest John" K:l- ly, about 1872, to straighten things out. Kelly was the fellow who set about, among other things, to take th= Tammany Society out of politics and make it a club fashioned upon its parent organization. So it has remained most of the time since. Tammany, ils?lf. stuck to politics. Richard Crokcr was Kelly's uro- tege and followed him. for better or for worse—and certainly there was somewhat of an improvement on Tweed, if not on Kelly. J. C. Shcchnn came in for n short term. to be followed by Crofccr once more; Lewis Nixon was another short termer, and after him cama the Osceola Society— Personal Mrs. Kouan being the representative to the Missouri grand chapter from the Arkansas grand chap- Fish and Game . Depart- m e n t Reports Good Supply of Waterfowl. .) - ; u_ . JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., O"t.; 15. (DP)'— ladt-u with newly oiled and repaired shooting paraphernalia, huntsmen of Missouri will deploy about the lakes and sloughs of the slu|te. tomorrow, in search, of w.lld ducks., '.. . - - i] 'ilic 1932 waterfowl season opens at'noon Sunday and will continue until December 15. The Missouri game and fish department has K- ported prospects for a good supply of. waterfowl of all kinds this fall in,most sections of the state, Later.In the season the department will Issue weekly reports to supply nlmrods with information on the crop of ducks in various districts. ' . ' • ..",.!. In some, counties of the sUtc : peace-officers will be on the look-out, to prevent violation of the old Mjssourl "blue 1 law" against Iniht- ing n Sunday, nnd In those sections the 1932 duck season will not ac- The Osceola high school Parent Teacher association met Wednesday afternoon in the high Echool building with 3^ members present, nnd planned a Hallo- w'een party for Tuesday evening, October 23! Miss Doyle's room and Mis; Word's rcom tied for tho mother- | Mrs. Bognn was formally Introduced at the Monday evening session. Installing the Missouri of- rscers was Mrs. Frances Haun of Nashville, Tcnn.. lilglit Worthy Associate Grand Matron of the world, ami in attendance at the meeting nns Mrs. Hcndricks, Worthy Grand Matron of Oklahoma. Mr, nnd Mrs. Bo'fln left hr>rc last Sunday, spending Sunday night with relatives in Mount Vernon. 111., en route. They were ac- tually ba opened until Monday. The state fish department, how-; ever, has no rulings against shooting on Sunday, and in those sections; dens working under the d.Viirl- ment will not bother huntsmen who hurry to take advantage of the first day of the open season. Game wardens, rather, will be more interested In. enforcing tlie department rulings regarding hunting licenses, bag limits, nnd methods of hunting. attendance priz; awarded 1113:1- j ccmnaniecl to McLcansboro, III.. thly at the associalicn's meeting.' '•- '— -' " 'Mis. E. S. Ciines was program chairman "for the nftcrno;n. The president's message was read by by Mrs. L. tlc-.iton of Osccola. Mrs. llnwtcn. who e.\|>ccted to return with them, remained over on account of the sudden death Miss Agnes Ward, Mrs. E. A. <T her rrothcr-in-law, John Mc- Thorns cave personal reminiscen- Elvain. who was killed in an auto- ccs of school days telling "the mobile accident Tuesday night. She termer and after him cnma the tilings I best remember about my. wns joined in McLcansborn by Dr. long reign of Charles Francis Mm- best teachers". Mr. E. D. Rose lowlon. Wednesday and they are phy; then George Olvanv and now read a letter "from a teacher to exp=cterl to return here tomorrow. _ . _ " . . _ _,. _ ... . _ • i_i_ 1U_ * * * John Curry. * • •* F^st-Sidc ChieftEuis ALL OF THEM camq from the turbulent and growing East Side. One from Cherry Street, one from Hester Street, one from 23rd Street near Third Avenue, othus scattered—save one ( from« the "gas house" belt. To this day, the spokesmen of' Tammany deny bossUm. To this day, it is insisted that an organization cannot be held responsible for individual defections; that the great city has been built under the "maligned" leaders — from Brooklyn Bridge to the subways to the City Hall. On tr.e other skle have been those who charged that there was "easy money," graft and treachery in almost every Important move the city has taken. At any rate, whether it has been under bosses or leaders, Tammany had come to crack toe political whip in New York County. And does at the moment. a teacher", which was the means of a better understanding of a pupil, and Mrs. G. B. Scgraves riad a paper on economy in foods dealing with the relative effects of proper and improper foods on children. • • i « Anne Pcrler Travis, small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Travis, celebrated her seventh bir- hday Wednesday, entertaining 12 risnds at an afternoon parly. Games and contests furnished amusement and the birthday cake was cut late In the afternoon and served with ice cream. Anne Porter's guests were Joan Baker, Jean l.yle Baker, Mary Catherine Rose. Billy Fain Sheddan, Dorothy Dyess, Ben Butler Jr., Robert Stovall, Jr., Bobbie Frailer, Bobbie Watson, Richard Hill, Capitovta Foslcr and Salllc Travis. NEXT: The Tammany Tiger rule* Gotham's political jungles. Tionccrs Hold Rcunlnr. ROXBURY, Kan. (UP) - Mr ind Mrs. R. p. Burch settled here 'n 1870. They held a family re- 'inlon recently with 97 out of their »nd » boss he wasi He took all I'" living descendants attending. Mrs. Emma Klutz of Ripley. Tern., who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. F. M. San<?ster, returned to her home Wednesday Mrs. Sangster had for her guests Wednesday also. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Henderson of !\fcmphts. Mrs. Margaret Hale has as her guest for an extended visit, her aunt. Mrs. Mary Hale of Hot Springe. Mrs. Hale returned here Thursday with Mrs. Margaret Hate and her daughter. Mrs. Chas. Shonlz of Louisville, Ky., v.lio visited in Hot Springs a few days las; week. Shane and Cunningham to Address Woodmen MONETTE, Ark.—More than 1,COO senior and junior members of the 1 Woodmen of the World, ^a . fralernal organization, are cxpccl- Mrs. Godfrey White was hostess I c d to gather here today (or an Parents Juin Illlch-llikc Drive i ASHEVILLE, N. C. (UP)—Par-! nts of hish school girls have been asked to join in a campaign .o prevent motorists from giving ildes to girl students who ask foi .hem, and to, require the girls to .(.Train from- asking for the rides. Ihc movement started after eight Jrls were tried In city court fo.' Delating an ordinance that prevents "thumbing" rides. son will welcome. deliver the address of Stale Manager Farrar Newberry will respond. Cecil Shane, Blythoville attorney, will speak on "Fraternalism" and C. A. Cunningham, Blytheville municipal Judge, will clcse Ihc .-peaking with "Woodcraft Today". to the two table bridge club to which she belongs and two extra tables of guests. High score club prize was won by Mrs. Chas. Coleman and hioh score guest prize by Mrs. C. B. Driver. all-day program for the first field day In this district. The city has made extensive preparations to extend the choppers from over ncrtheast Arkansas a hearty welcome. The city officials have hung out welcome turned Thursday night from St. Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Bogan re- [banners across the main thorough- program wlll open with a Louis where Ihey attended the I de Rt 2 . M O . clocki Fo n ow . C m h e ,p!«r g o°f' EaTter™ "* «« parade Mayor Fred Jack : Buy It Today At the present price of some Mississippi County farm land, any one who overlooks the opportunity of acquiring a farm now, will have only regrets in the coming years. \Vo have some choice lands for sale at from ?30 to $55 per acre, well located, and small cash payments, with three to six years for balance, cheaper than the usual land rents, then how can you go wrong if you buy. W. M. Burns Co. Inc. Can the American Government Endure? No! Says Judge Rutherford Judge Rutherford .tnys in his talk of June 2Glh over n national chain of radio stations as follows:-(we quote from Judge Rutherford's talk):— . "Toduy. there is no trim patriotism Hrnong the rulers of the nation. It is now Impossible; for the people to. public ofFicu and to expect them lo enuct just laws and to administer the affairs of the gOvernrnent for the general welfare." " '' . ' ' ' • "\\\K Business ban no regard'for tlie rights of, the common people." ' •. "It controls th'e twifmajor political-parties' of .America, and names 'and elects at will th«>publis. men to oltice who'.will best,, serve their selfish interests. Uig. Business controls; the [army and the navy, the guns • and the ammunition • and the police ]x>wer of the nation." « • -• ., ' "'"Sairiii hiis used commerce, .poliLic.H find 'i'efigibn, 'that' he'miglit get''coni-* plete control of-the htiinun race and defame the nanie and 'Word of Jehovah God. For this-reason it is written in the Bible (1 John 5:10), 'The whole world is now under, ^tjc wicked one'." • - -"The rulers have heen duly., informed and' duly warned that 'Jehovah God's kingdom is.-here'.. They have refused to give heed, They disregard the Word of God-and go-oil with their imperfect schemes, and..will cohtinue. to try.' one, Hftci-.anotjifS'i-.^ill of which' ahull fail." " •- - -.. ' . "The greatest 'cilsi.i of the ngcs is now upon the world, .and this includes the 'American, government.".;. . ' ' . ..• . . i .. ' •--. '.- -. ; : , •• •;•• :.." ."The clergy, while Claiming to represent'God, in-fact represent tlie Devil and his orgaimnlion. In order that -the people might hea'.' the truth-and determine this mutter for themselves, recently I challenged the .combined clergy of America-to-select their: best mnn to debate this question by. radio. Charged with 'misrepresenting- God and serving- Satan'these gentlemen should either come forward and prove the falsity of fli'e charge, pr, failing in that, should cesisc to hold themselves but us teachers of the Word of God. Jehovah I foretold the outcome of such n challenge and the attitude that would be as- I sumed by the preachers, when he caused His prophet Jeremiah to write, at I chapter 51 verse 30: 'The mighty men of Babylon (Satan's organization) have I forborn to fight; they have remained in their holds; their might .hath failed.' I Let thu people take noto of tliis fact." • I "In 1917 Big Business, for ullrft-scUish reasons, needlessly and wantonly I forced the American nation into the World War, which resulted in the grent- I ly increased wealth and power of a lew men and made serfs and paupers of I many millions of people." I "With grasping arms like the tentacles of a mighty octupus, Big Business I hns hud hold upon practically all of the visible wealth of the nation." I "The American government has been weighed in the balance and found I wanting It cannot endure. Together with all other nations, it soon shall i fall. Such fall will be in spite of everything Big Business, politics and j clergymen, the military and the 'strong-arm-squad,' and the Devil and all of I his hosts can do to hold together the oppressive rule. It must and will fall I because Jehovah God's .kingdom is here. Hasten to make shelter under Je- I hovah's kingdom." I "The same selfish interests own and control the professional clergymen I and thtso men make merchandiso of the'Word of God in order to keep the I people in ignorance and in subjection to the ruling powers. Thus it is plainly I seen that the power of the government is centralized in the hands of a very I few." ', • ' I "Within a short time Jehovah God will destroy the Devil and his entire • organization." I "Jehovah made this earth for man to live upon in peace and plenty, • health and happiness; and under the reign of Christ, He declares, the earth • shall ,-yicld her increase, and God shall bless the people, and all in the eartn I shall'know Him." I If vou want to get a copy of the GOLDEN AGE MAGAZINE which con- I tains'this talk of Judge Hutherford, write to the Watch Tower Bible and I Tract Society, 117 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York. I • We might also suggest that you tune in every SUNDAY at 12:30 P. M. and • hear JUDGE UUTHERFORD over: I KLCN, Blytheville, or WOC, Davenport and WHO, Des I Moines, la., 5:30 to 5:45 p. m. \ DONT FORGET TO TUNE IN EVERY SUNDAY AND I HEAR JUDGE RUTHERFORD

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