The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 9, 1937 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 9, 1937
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FRIDAY, APRIL fl, ItCT, __ Illustrious BTiYTTinVIU..E (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE!'" 1 Pubic Careeiv Continues For Hughes at 75 b Story Son of a pleu Falls. N. Y., Baptist minister, diaries Evans Hughes learned to read at 3, upper left. At 1U. lower left, he was in college nt Brown University, immersed in Greek, Graduating at 19, upper right, lie taught Greek before studying law at Columbia. As counsel for commissions • investigating gns and Msurancc inono)»ly and coiTiiption, Hughes won such distinction :<s a liberal that in 1907 he was chosen governor of New York slate. In 1911 President Tail appointed him to the U. S. Supreme Court, lower right. Despite the scholarly bent, and his immersion In public affairs. Hughes always kept his health good. Here he is enjoying a round of golf on a Washington course, one of the reasons why near his 75th birthday, he is hale a nil hearty and the vcrj picture of rnggedmss. GIF JUSTICE, 7S After five years on the Supreme Court, Hughes resigned to be Republican candidate for the presidency In 191(1. He ran •Woodrow Wilson so close a race that Wilson, Hughe.';, and everyone else thought for a day that Hughes was elected. The picture at upper right was made that day and shows his Imperturbable smile during (he brief "triumph" which later returns were to snatch nwuv. hi 1021, however, he became secretary of .slate in the Harding administration, left. At the Washington disarmament conference in 1921. he signed the treaty for the. United Stales, lower rlijhl. T , Retirement. Age Which .He Suggested Finds Hughes Active and Alert By JOHN A. KKTCIIMANN Unilct] Press Staff'Correspondent WASHINGTON. (UP) —Chief Justice Charles .Erans Hughes will be 75 Sunday—the age he has rec- I onimendedj as-, trie'' desirable retirement aije'"for Supreme Court justices—but few anticipated that -he v,-ould step down from the bench Even the severest critics of the court were hot inclined to favor the retirement of the man who has been repeatedly voted one of the greatest living Americans. His owr activity appeared to belie his OUT argument that a man's ability Is likely to be impaired after three- quarters of a century. At 75 Hushes will be the most active and, seemingly, the most mentally alert figure, on the bench. Since his accession early in 1930. Hughes Li not known to have missed a single session of the court. He has absented himself only on occasions when he has disqualified he Chief Justice an experienced .llploinat who believes his chief :luty to preserve' the integrity when the tribunal, voting 4 to 4, upheld the Oregon minimum wage nd public esteem of the judiciary jrnnch and of the tribunal which he heads during one of the mosl difficult times In its history. Many believe that Hughes early sensed ti:e coming clash of political forces which the depression engendered. They paint io his decision in the Appalachian coal case, in which he led the court to n more liberal interpretation of the ami-trust laws to permit the bituminous industry to meet depression problems. Laler, too, he led the. court, by voting with the so-called liberal group, to approve state legislation such as tiie Minnesota mortgage moratorium and the -New York milk taw. These' acts represented attempts*.-of. slates to. cope- with "economic difficulties within th?"ir borders. . : ; Probably none" of these achievements, nor his decisions approving the New Deal's gold clause act and the TVA, has given the chief justice the satisfaction he received when, a,short time ago, lie wrote the majority opinion in the Washington minimum wage case, rc- 'versing a 1023 decision. The earlier decision, it, is believed, w'as contrary to Hughes' own convictions. When the court sustained the 1923 ruling in''the New York minimum wage case, he dissented without, seeking to reverse tha 1923 decision. He merely held that t'le type of legislation involved in the New York case was diflerent from that in the 1923 , ctL . an vote was not of court. Hughes' record then/ While the famous jurist has voted against New Deal legislation, his supporters are convinced that he did -so only where utterly certain that his iwsltlon would he sustained by future courts. Some have seen him torn between the desire to uphold legislation wherever possible and a desire to maintain a front of unanimity within the court, fn his writing Hughes has indicated his belief in the necessity of maintaining the court in public esteem and in avoiding, a.s far as possible. 5 to 4 decisions. Despite his attachment to - Ihis sentiment, however. Hughes has not hesitated to vok with the mi noritj on nuinj hbeial consciuitHo questions. His dissents In the conscientious objector's cases and the railroad retirement act casi testimony to that. give On his 75ih birthday Hughes to his present position Many believe lie regards his present jxxst as a fitting capstone to monumental achievements In national and International affairs. On coniplelion of his term as qovernor of New York, Hughes was named as associate Supreme In 1930, Hughes was again called to Hie Supreme Court, tills time by President Hoover, and as chief justice. A Jovian lie me In Ills black Judicial robes, Hughes immediately applied hLs talents successfully to speeding up the court's work and upbuilding Its prestige. of the court, lie must also be con- '.ullcd on all questions Incident to the o]>crati()[i of Hie tribunal's new $12,009.000 courthouse. In 1033. the duty came to him to administer to "Franklin D. Roosevelt the oalh of olllcc which ho hiul so nearly taken himself: At lower right, you see Justice Hughes In black skull cap at the inaugural. Always distinguish^! in appearance and looking every Inch the statesman, Juslice Hughes Is n popular figure In Washington, whether It be Informal appearance on the street, as nt the left, or cm formal occasions. One of the latter provided the chnractet' study at upper right which shows the chief justice, in one of his most recent pictures preceding' his 15th .birthday, which ho will celo- bmle Sunday. facts." Dr. Gray said. Is it not bettor preparation for American clttaishlp." said Dr Gray, "to solve problems of KOV- will have behind him v.-liat amounts! Co " r ' justice! He sat from 1910 to to .several lifetimes of ordinary 1016- voting almost -consistently achievement. From an "infant with the liberal .side of the bench, prodigy" who grew .whiskers at 10! '" 1916 he made his Presidential to obtain the post of Greek pro- i rac e against President Wilson. fe.ssor in college, lie has risen l'oi\A of social' activities. Hughes through the governorship'of New i has only his Saturday nights out, York, one period as an assoclat? i Other evenings he is at home, read- justice of the Supreme Court, a '"S ""d studying. Occasionally he Presidential candidate, .a lucrative law practice, and a long term in to the theater. His Saturdays are often booked a year ahead., a District of Columbia law. himself from sitting in the case being argued. Hughes lm( , ^ m fl ^^ ^ Hughes' Role Visioned | before on minimum \va»e legMa- Some observers of the contra-1 lion but none knows just how he versy over the court's future see in I cast his vote. This was in 1012 foreign affairs posls. including the >As CWef lusllcc ]lo h(L , (|]c t[lsh Cabinet post of Secretary of State, | of handling administrative work "!]"'•'~r~ n ~~~~~~~~~~r~ • : - ~ < f : I : -' ; , -1 1 Problem-Solving Forum ' Of Education- Urged PITTSBURGH. (UP) — "Social Insanity" In the United Slates mny be the result of leaching children geometry, Latin, physics and ancient history. Instead of "home membership, community life, leisure lime, and the rearing of children," according to Dr. J. Stanley Gray, University - of -Pittsburgh psychologist. Elementary education should be "problem-solving," not a "hatch of 24 Hour Wrecker Service Ucst Prices : Joyner Motor Sales Call'lOOO' ., Storage crnmenlal regulation or.'Industry or credit buying than it Is tb-solvc problems concerning equilateral- ti'lapglcs of the structure of the. stratosphere?' COTTONSEED I). & I». L.No. 11 1'or Ton F.O.H. Number Nine 2nd Year From Kvperlment Station mammoth liroiyn Soy Beans ^Prices Reasonable '. C. C. LANGSTON, Everybody enjoys refreshing mildness in a cigarette ... everybody likes good taste and pleasing aroma. These are the things that make smoking a pleasure. For all the good things that smoking can give you we invite you to enjoy Chesterfield Cigarettes. 90 PROOF H. 3. Barton, for 37 consecutive years Wee President and Master Distiller of Glenmore, says: "When you've distilled close to a million barrels of whiskey ... you get to know something about it." "On ce you get set on t he right formu!a and processes, you'd better not tamper with them. Old way s are slow, but they produce tilebest whiskey. "Perhaps that's why Glenmore was one of seven distilleries permitted by the Government to make medicinal whiskey throughout Prohibition. We never cheapen matcrisls or hurry the processes in making our Mint Springs Ken- lucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey." Glenmore Distilleries Co., Incorporated LouiiVille—Owcniboro, Kentucky ITIint Springs

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