The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 9, 1937 · Page 5
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BLWWVILLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS (Continued Prom Page 1) hvo weeks time available, made the report, devoting It chiefly to the oilices, both at Blytlieville anrt Osceola, of the circuit and county court clerks. He said that he found . officers and their deputies at all four offices were retaining fees to which he did not heliave they were entitled. In some instances such diversion has been the practice lor many years, he said, and In all cases it is admitted and defended by the oflicers involved. He referred specifically to the alleged retention by the circuit clerk and his Ely- lliaville deputy of the fees or portions of them for the recording of delinquent improvement district lax lists and for certain commissioner's sales. The county clerk and the deputy county clerk, he said have been retain ins; fees for extending improvement district taxes for which no provision Is made b) law. He estimated the total due the county from the circuit clerk's offices for the years 1935 and 1938 at more tlian $5,000 and said thai the county clerk and deputy had retained about $1,500 in fees for the same period to which they were not entitled. He pointed out tha 1 the alleged diversion by the county clerk's offices was in conformity to a practice of many years slandhw 'but asserted that a part at leas of tile fees now bein» retained' bi the circuit clerk and his deputy were turned over to the count; prior to 1935. There has been no attempt to conceal these practice and the ' officers involved usser that they are entitled to the money they have retained, he said. Records in some of the offices an poorly keut, hs said, possibly a a result, in some Instances, of in adequate clerical assistance. Slimd'-: Reports Not Available Sartain also reported briefly ot the Blytheville municipal court commenting only on the fact tha payments by the court to the coun ty were largely in scrip. He mad reference to the acceptance of note in payment of court fines an costs, a practice which Judge Otadish said has now bsen discontinued. Nearly a thousand dollars in such notes are now held by the county. They have been turned over to H. G. partlow, deputy pros'ecu- tor. for collection. With reference to the sheriff's cfficc Sartiiin said final renorts for lf>35 and 19.1G were not available. That for the former year is in the hands or the state comptroller at Little Rock while that for 1936 wll 1)5 made in about two weeks. .There I hasras yet bsen no < turnback, to tlie county of excess fees for cither year, lie said, and apparently expanses for the office for 1B35 approximately balanced -receipts. The Fituation as respects 1936 is not yel ormnlssions and moneys which under the law belong to the County; that necessary action hould he taken to recover any urns Oiie the County; that the Executive Committee of tills or- anizallon would be n suitable ;roup to cooperate with the County Judge In recovering funds due the County; THEREFORE, "BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MISSISSIPPI COUNTY TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION: "1. That the County Judge !s Hereby requested to accept the cooperation of this body and par- .Icularly the cooperation of the Executive Committee in making urangemenls to recover from any past or present County official >tiins due the County; "2. That the County Judge, with :hc advice and approval of the Executive Committee, be requested to employ auditors and attorneys that stilts may be filed and steps taken to recover any funds due the County." RESOLUTION' NO. TWO "From discussions with the English Author HORIZONTAL 1, 6 Author o£ in; "The Old L - Curloslly . Shop." 10 Native metal. 11 Small shield. 13 Silkworm. 14 Compact. ISliock. 17 Afresh. 19 English coin, 20 Harvesters. 22RooI point covering. 23 Road. 24 To pull along. « u p(m Answer to Previous Puzzle 25 Jewel. 27 Paid publicity 44 Pitcher. 28 Accomplished 4 °?° J . dip - County Judge mid. County Auditor and from other sources this body believes that most county officials arc keeping insufficient records and thai they are failing to make oroper reports as required by law; that some officials keep scajcclj any records whatever and make no proper reports. From reliable sources this body is of the opinion that the County Judge lias all the power and jurisdiction necessary to enable him to require all officers of the County to keep proper records and to make proper reports; that he has the same power and jurisdiction over the offices of Sheriff and. Treasurer that he has over 'other offices, even though those two' officers have to make certain: reports to the Circuit Judge;'that'Acts 125 and 410 of the Special Acts of the General Assembly 1 of 1923 arc as applicable to the offices of Sheriff and Treasurer as to other offices, except with reference to salary. It is believed that 'the interests of he County will be served by requiring all officers to live up to 'he law with reference to salaries, reports and in other respects, and that all reports should be made at definite and specified times and permitted to lie over long enough for inspection by any Interested citizen; that this body would appreciate notice of the filing of all reports and would ike to have copies of same if hey can conveniently be furnish- id by the officers making them; THEREFORE, "BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MISSISSIPPI COUNTY TAXPAY- ^Rfl A t?.Qrf~\r i T A mT^vTT 29 X. 31 To scatter. 33 Humbug. 34 Felt concern, 30 Shred o£ waste silk. 37 Producing honey. 40 Alleged force. 42 Ocean. 49 Indian mahogany. 51 Measuring rods. 52 Hoisted. 53 To total, 55 Finish. VERTICAL 2 Treasure. 3 Chest. 4 To soak flax. 5 Caterpillar . hair, fi Sand hill. 54 He gained his 1 Parrot, popularity 8 Sea enfilc. with "Pick- 9 TI-QO bark, wick ." 12 "David the story of his boyhood. 14 He was born 15 To stitch. lOUnit of work. 18 His books are still rend. 20 Wand. 21 To harden. A 24 Adjusts a walch. 26 Dill of larc, 28 Stream coslruclion. 29 Fish. 30 Born. 32 Dower properly. 34 Holding device. 35 Dregs. 38 Rumanian coins. 3D Unit. 41 To hang down 45 New star. 47 Ratile birds. 48 Maxim. 50 Fiber knots. all other Interested parties properly to Insjiect uncl examine them; "5. That nil County officials me hereby respectfully m-geil to furnish this body with n copy of nny ind nil reports mid accounts nt the lime Ihey nve made and (lied; "0. That nil county officials, their chief deputies and Hie Circuit Judges be furnished n duplicate original of this resolution." Horncrsvillc Society •— Personal ASSOCIATION" That the. Coimtv Judge notify tills body of reports and settlements as soon as they are filed and then allow reasonable XIX, Section 23 of the Constitution, and Sections 4637 to 4G44 of C. i: M. Digest, at the same time lime for inspection and examina- to be filed with the County Judge; tion by all interested persons be-1 and that the County Judge fore such reports and settlements hereby requested Immediately are approved: "4. That the Circuit Judges arc hereby respectfully requested hereby requested 'to accept the cooperation of this body toward establishing proper records and a system of bookkeeping for eacli iffice of the County; "2, Thai the County Judge be requested forthwith to take steps to, require 'nl! delinquent officials to file proper reports and settlements and to require all officials in the future to comply with the laws with reference to require estimates of expenditures and renorl.s. which is to notify this body of such estimates of cxixmditurcs and reports; tha' such estimates and reports be until sufficient time has of expenditures not acted upoi presented to them under Article i given for the County Judye am compen- known. A report by Hale Jackson, sheriff and collector, covering ths first three months of his administration and showing in detail (he receipts and expenditures of his office. was rsad. It showed n ne' operating nrofit of slightly over S3,COO which, if that rate is main tained throughout the year, would promise a substantial cash turn- back to the county at the end o: the ysar. By way of action on Sartain's report the association adopted resolutions urging that the county judse, in cooperation with the executive committee of the association, take steps to institute suits for the recovers' of any funds -due the county, and that the county and circuit judges use their au' thority to obtain proper reports and settlements from all county officers. A special vote of appreciation was given Sheriff Jackton for- his report, which was highly praised by members of the association. The resolutions adopted by the association follow: RESOLUTION NO. ONE "Investigation convinces (his body that certain officials of the County have been appropriating to their own uses certain fees, sation, reports and settlements; "3. That the County Judge TERRY ABSTRACT & REALTY CO. Abstracts, Laridj & Loans E. »f. Terry, Prw.andMgr. Pfione 617 Blytheville, Ark. HEEK DISTRIBUTING CO., DISTKIIJUTOKS Phone 114 Osccola, Ark. Highway 61 | Mr. and Mrs. Tom A. Htiy drove to Cairo, 111., Sunday and were guests of Mrs. Ray's sister, Mrs. E. W. lirooklns. Carl u. Wai son took Miss Pnttle llauiiti (o Memphis Tuesday to have hsr eyes treated. Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Scholl: attended the tuneral of the llev. Ci. M, Tallsnl til Mnrqunml last Pritlny. I Mr, and Mrs. Floyd Slmpkius nnd j children of Jonc^boro visited Mr. nii'.klns' mother. Mrs. George mpklns. here Sunday. Mrs. Tom A. Ray and Mr. and rs. c. P. Kirkinan drove to Krn- -tt last Friday lor the ninetieth rthclny celebration of their sister, rs. D. T. Brosver. Mrs, John Dcen is altemllnj » air dressing convention in St. , tills week. John Ray. o[ Lsachville, and his n, Gerald R. .Ray. of Cape Oi- Klcau. visited their sister and int, Mrs. Fred Hauls, here last nturday. Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Ruy and in. Charles, spent Sunday at Mar- adukiv Ark., with Mrs. Rny's mo- icr. Dr. and Mrs. Robert Hill of Cii|B Irardeitu spent the week end here ilh Mrs. Hill's mother. Mrs. T. . Kinsolvliv;. and her sister, Mrs, o^er Manning. W. H. schclle of Detroit, Mich., here for n few days visit with is parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed chelie. lKjs Ruth Robertson and pau- nc Mlzcll. who attend college at onwny. Ark., spent the week end ere with their parents, by tlic schools nnd lioine economics departments. The niilclo is UlllE- Iralcd with kodak pictures tiiken around Kelscr. Miss Nettie Bush Adams, John Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Atisll Mont- Bomery, nnd Mr. and Mrs. Spcnce Williams, with a party from Osccola. went to Ifeelfoot Luke on a fishing (rip Sunday. 'Hie "Ketsi-r llarmonlzcrs," muter the direction of John p. Kctscr, give « chapel program at Wilson recently. The Mississippi County Health Unit started Monday giving typhoid shnls to school children and nny udiilLs who wished to take them, Typhoid shots are free, smallpox vaccination Is given for ten cents nnd diphtheria Inoculation is gly. <'n for :io m \ts. The clinic is held In Ihc hljjh school building. Dr. J. T. i'olk went to the Mis- sisslpjil County Medical associalion meeting at niylhcvlllc Tuesday W. M. Tnylor, R. ][. Robinson, mid Dr. J. T. Polk ntt«nlert the newly orijiintzcd Lions' cluli Mmi- iluy nlglit., 'I lie high .scliool library 1ms rc- """>' rewired the following new Reiser News Miss Mary Sue Wood of 'Augusta, icme economics teacher in the Cciser school, has an article on the ccent flood in the April issue of Practical Home Economics, a na- ional magazine. It gives a vivid licture of relief work in Osceolr nd vicinity nnd .the part played Irooks: n complete set of Edna Ferber's novels, ten novels by Stevenson, fifteen volumes of travel nnd ndvsnturo ami six books on nature. Mrs. H., n. RoWnsori, Margaret, Chtirles, Palsy, and Mary Lee re- turned Monday from an extended tour ot the west, after spending some time atTucson, Ariz., '•; a nd Long Beach, Caf. , '". • Read Courier News Want Ada BLYTHEVILLE One Day Only nnn lo TUESDAY Hrif.lo N. 2nd ST. CIKCUS GROUNDS Tickets Oti Siilu Cirais Duy at Iloriim Drug Co, No Additional Charge Have You Visited Our New Moilurn Service Station 1 .' Wlillc Hose Gasoline (ioodycnr Tires Wlllnril Ilaltcrles Ko.id Service On - Gas - Tires - Wrecks 24 HOUJS SlilfVIOli C:>l! 633 l ; or I'roinpl Service Tom Little Chevrolet Co. Drs, Wert & Wcrt OPTOMETniSTS Over Joe Isaacs' Store ••WE R3AKE 'EM SEE" Phone 640 O. & I'. I,. 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WlJ'KK only being Unman wlicn we envy (lie Latin his daily siesta in I he rod! shade of a tropical garden. Nature has ahiindanfiy surrounded him with flowers and luxurious vegetation . . . why shouldn't he en joy a niip after his mid-day meal? fgQggflgiiM" " > ^ Our fault is lhal we often envy that which is afar, without making the most of (hat which we have at hand. In our own town Nature is also generous. Countless varieties of (rets, shruhs, vines, and flowers will flourish here if we will only ptatil and care for them. Your yard or garden ran be made beaut if ill ... so bcnuliful it will invite a siesta! "Help Beautify Blytheville" BLYTHEVILLE WATER CO. \ Courteous, Personal Attention to Every Customer Phone 80 113 S. Broadway International Harveste flett fine of trucks— a sents a great or news story tor the transportation world— a personal news item lor every user ot trucks! 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