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f : FEBRUARY 26 1931 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE (Ettg A Lee Syndicate Newspaper . Issued Every Weak Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COJMPANY 7.21-123 East State St. ' Telephone No. 3800 WILL. F. MUSE Editor W. EARL HALL Managing Editor LEE P. LOOMIS Business Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also all '.local news published herein. li I o -1 ti 4! II 1? M M f *A \ , "U I e SUBSCBIPTION KATES I'Daily, per year. $7.00 ; Daily, per week 15 Outside of Mason City and Clear Lake ' Dally, per year by barrier $7.00 ' Dally, per week' by carrier 15 Daily, per year by mail '4.00 6 months, $2.25; 3 months, $1.25; 1 month 50 Outside 100 mile zone, dally, per year 6.00 6 months $3.25 3 months 1.75 jvery day shows how little the rule is observed. "The gun that isn't loaded is always the one that goes off" approaches the axiomatic. The gunning season had its usual marked rise in :he number of accidental deaths from firearms. But by far the larger number of these deaths are not from stray bullets and mistaking human beings for game, but from the careless and reckless handling: of loaded guns. Wire fences and twigs pull many a trigger with deadly results. And the victim is often the most experienced hunter. To shoot another in mistake for game, to kill another thru the accidental discharge of a firearm and to wound fatally another with a weapon thot to be unloaded amount to manslaughter. They are inexcusable and criminal. Entered at the Postoffice at Mason City, Iowa, as Second Class Matter What sweet delight a quiet life affords. --DIUJMMOND UNCLE SAM'S DOUGH M R. NYE, the lynx-eyed senator from North Dakota who has constituted himself and his committee 'the mentor of the public conscience of every state in its senatorial elections, and who is death on the expenditure of money in quantity for such election purposes, furnishes -one of the comic sidelights of the present congress, now fortunately drawing to a close, with the" expense accounts of his committee. The senator does not believe in spending more than 40 cents of private funds to become a senator, but he believes apparently that public funds do not require such strict supervision. Washington is still laughing over the Nye investigating junkets, with their little side trips at public expense to Glacier National park in the heated summer time, and to Florida in the winter-time. Apparently Senator Nye could find a scandal that needed probing at any season of the year and In any place where it would be pleasant to be. And so went ?9G,000 of pubKc funds. . . . Wives of congressmen and senators, however, are even more indebted to Senator Nye than are the people of the various states whom he protected from being debauched by corrupt election funds. The senator established the precedent that a senator should travel in style, including a Pullman drawing room, Instead of a plain lower berth. And since the Pullman company requires at least two fares for a drawing room, why of course the missus can go along on the expense account. So wives of committee members are looking forward to the adjournment of congress and the resumption of investigating trips. This time, it appears, they can go along. Comment, if necessary, is supplied by the bitter- tongufid Senator Borah, who observed the other day that congressional investigators always investigated north in the summer time and south in the winter time. · ·:·: Is it any wonder they make hard for a rich man to get into the senate? He might not be so interested in free trips, and so smash the congressional union rules. . . . FRANCE SEES THE LIGHT P ERHAPS it's a sign of better conditions in Europe that France is participating in an International loan to Germany. French and German businessmen have been co-operating without trouble in the last few years, but this is the first time the French government has approved assistance to the German government. *Probably the loan indicates subsidence of the scare in Paris last fall when the Hitlerites, advocates of revenge, all but won relchstag control. Since then the Bruening government has remained in office and stoutly advanced Its program of fulfillment of Germany's obligations with the backing of all but the Hitlerites and the monarchists among the German parties. Recently the Hitlerites walked out of the relchstag in protest, but the Bruening government kept placidly on its way. So there Is some improvement in the situation, which was for a time alarming. The improvement brightens the prospect for a revision of the Young plan schedule of payments, which is sorely needed, and should help to create a favorable atmosphere for the league of nations general disarmament conference to be held next February. It's a good guess that the extension of the worldwide depression to France has also had something to do with the situation. It brings home to responsible Frenchmen the realization that France is, after all, a member of the community of nations and that she cannot permanently prosper when everybody else is in distress. A government deficit, decrease in tradc t and widening unemployment in France are potent arguments for lending a hand to her neighbors to help get ths business machine started again. SECRET METHODS CRITICISED . rpHE legislative committee in charge of the Univer- ··· sity of Iowa investigation let itself in for pome criticism on the opening day of the hearings when it decided by a vote of 4 to 2 to go into secret session and determine its course of procedure. Senator Balrd a member of the committee, and others took the position that the action was in conflict with the specific provision in the investigation resolution that all proceedings should he open to the public and the press. Technically then Is no question that the committee had the right to confer behind close doors and the criticism which has arisen is probably not well-founded. At worst, it was no more than a violation of the spirit which the public had hoped would predominate in the investigation. CRIMINALNEGLIGENCE QtOMETIMES it does aeem as if humans never will *·* learn. The old "didn't know it was loaded" business has taken many a human life, but it ^would be sup posed that by this lime every one in a nation where there »re so many firearms would know better than to fall a victim to It. Many do not. The old army rule still holds good: Neyer point a ftim, loaded or unloaded, at any one--never, unless you intend to kill. But the news of the day and of almost OTHER EDITORS PROSECUTION OR PERSECUTION? Davenport Democrat: Has the state of Iowa put the University of Iowa on trial at Des Moines and is it to be a fair trial? That was what the attendants upon the opening sessions of the hearing which opened at Des Moines Monday--of whom the present writer was one--were asking each other as they viewed -proceedings which suggested hostility and prejudice to a degree which certainly should not be shown by Iowa legislators, or by suave attorneys whom they employ. While Attorney Dennis Kelleher o£ Fort Dodge had much to say about being simply employed to assist the committee 1 in finding the facts, he fell easily into the role of prosecutor as the hearing progressed He had the active help of Earl Wisdom of the Attorney General's staff, as well, and they used all the means at hand to restrict and hamper the response which the University and the board of education were obviously entitled to make, in view of the seriousness of the charges that are made against them. Verne Marshall of Cedar Rapids, who makes the charges, -renewed them from the witness chair eloquently, dramatically and loquaciously. Two or three of the six members of the committee had recognized that all the rules of evidence had been violated in the presentation of the case. Attorney Emmett Tinley of Council Bluffs, one of the most eminent members of the bar of Iowa, asked the privilege of separating the chaff from the wheat, or the evidence offered by Mr Marshall about what he knew of his personal knowledge and what he had from his investigators and from hearsay, and he received scant courtesy from the chairman of the committee and one or two of its members. The committee finally went into executive session with the attorneys and emerged after an hour in an apparently fairer frame of mind. Attorney Kelfe- her read into the record a stipulation which robbed Mr. Marshall's testimony of much of its sting and importance. Recognizing .that it was largely hearsay and in large part was entitled to consideration by the committee only if supported by other testimony, the right of Mr. Tinley to inquire further into the subject was conceded. On his part Mr. Tinley waived the right un til some future session. What the public would like to know now is, is the University of Iowa being prosecuted or persecuted? Those who are familiar with the facts behind the hostility of a Cedar Rapids crowd toward the University and the board of education say that it began to be much in evidence when Governor Hammill ignored the claims of a Cedar Rapids citizen to a place on the board of education, and reappointed W. C. Stuckslager.--one of the members of the board until his unexpected death this morning. They promise that evidence will be offered at the hearing in Des Moines showing that the University is being made the victim of a grudge fight. They deprecate the great harm that is being done the state and the school by charges which they think will be shown to have little warrant in fact, and they hope that the committee that is investigating them will go to the bottom of things and find out what is really the truth. ' President Walter A. Jessup came to the University in 1912 as dean o£ education, and has been president since 1916. Then the University had a Comparatively small plant located entirely on the east side of the river, crowded into the populous portion of Iowa City. Since then its great development has been across the river, helped by gifts and accumulations of over $6,000,000 which have gone into buildings and property without being charged to the taxpayers of Iowa. The largest gift was the $2,250,000 which came from the Rockefeller foundation and the general education board, for the development of the medical school. This was matched by the state of Iowa, creating a total fund of 54,500,000 which over a period of five years went into expansion of the University. It was possible, of course, only because of the fine standing of the school and the recognition in all parts of the country of the fine work that was being done there. It is unfortunate if the University management and the board of education is to be placed on trial and publicly prosecuted for doing such a splendid piece of work. The University itself is their monument, and an adequate answer to charges of mismanagement or allegations that the interests of the citizen and taxpayers have Hot been protected. Above all, they are entitled to a fair trial. Evidences of hostility or prejudice or narrowness of view ought to be absent from the inquiry, instead of being so conspicuous as they were Monday. NO SCANDAL Council Bluffs Nonpareil: No, there isn't any scandal in the case of the Nye senatorial investigating committee. It is nothing more.nor less than a piece of foolish meandering about at public expense by a bunch of peewit senators. JUST FOLKS Copyrighted 1031 By EDGAR A. GUES1 THE PARENT BUSINESS When it comes to raising children I've a notion of my own. The parents of the youngsters should agree. If the mother says, "You may not!" in her most decided tone, The answer of the father, "No!" should be, For no home can ever flourish or hold lasting happiness Where the father's "No" is canceled by a doting 1 mother's "Yes." Start it early, and keep at it! Never venture to divide, Even tho you think the verdict may be wrong; If you'd like to grant the, pleasure which the mother has denied, --' Let her be the one to say: "Well, run along!" And, oh mother, if you think the dad a trifle too severe With the verdict he has given, do not rush to interfere. Thej-c's disaster in the making when the parents disagree; There is sorrow in the offing wlien a "no" is changed to "yes." As the mother's head is nodded so the father's nod should be, Foi- the house that is divided cannot hope for much success. And it's really very tragic, when a little girl or lad Can wheedle out of Mother what has been refused by Dad. Oh, this job of being parents calls for courage and for tact, And the sense to be untempted by a whim; The mother by the father in her verdicts munt bo backed, And she must very often bolster him. For what is right and proper how can children ever . guess When the mother and the father can't agree on "no" and "yes?" THE OLD HOME TOWN By Stanley LANDS -THEODORE! HOW MANY TIMES HAVE 1 TOLD VOU NEVER. ~K TUSH ON THE LIGHTS WHEN IM LOOK/N3 OUT OF THE WINDOW,, ILL BET THEY SAW ME-YE5, -mV DID, Now YOU'VE SPOJL.ED 'THEY JUST PULLED DOWN SHADES! HOWD IKNDW YOU VMEfeE IN RUBBERING AT THE PARTY WHY DlDNT YOU TELL ME".' ID SOT A LOOK TOO-DID YOU SEE A OUC, TWICE THIS WEEK THE HAVE STAYED DP TIL.U AFTER. O"Cl_OC.Ki ON ACCOUNT OF PASTIES NEXT DOOE r DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDENING, M, T. Author of "THE HUMAN BODY" Dr. Clendcnini; en n not diagnose or give pursorml answers to letters Irom re/idurs. When quest!cms arc of general Interest, however, t h e y will be taken up, In order, In the dally column. Address your queries to Dr. Lo^an Clendenlnt. care of The Globe-Gazette. Write legibly and not more than 200 words. BOOK GIVES SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES N O ONE can begin to know about the human body and its health and disease unless he knows something of the fundamental principles of the basic sciences. For this purpose I recommend a ~ ·- thoroly up to date book by H. G. Wells, Julien Huxley and G. P. Wells, called "The Science of Life." To begin with, I like the title, "The Science of Life," rather than the more formal, and now overused word "biology." It indicates the avoidance of technical terms and scholastic airs characteristic, of the contents of the book. It is an account of life processes sufficiently comprehensive to meet the needs of any person even of the broadest modern culture. It is the most complete work of its kind I have ever seen, and contains the meat of a dozen volumes. Dr. Clendening Thomas A. Edison is recently quoted as saying that Jt seems very hard nowadays to find a good doctor An astonishing statement! We are supposed to be better off for doctors than we ever were. About 25 years ago Dr. Abraham Flexner, who has just published a book on "Universities," revolutionized the teaching of medicine in the United States. His report caused all the little medical schools with insufficient equipment to shut up shop. American medical schools were all remodeled on the plan of Johns Hopkins or Harvard. The amount of money spent on medical education in the interval has been staggering. Bequests of lo or 20 millions of dollars on the medical schools of such places as Vanderbilt university, Columbia California and Leland Stanford have become commonplaces, i Thousands of physicians from such institutions are put into circulation every year. And yet Mr. Edison says it is hard nowadays to find a good doctor What have the medical faculties to say about this? Is it possible that the machinery of medical education today has been made too elaborate? That such schools turn out merely research workers and dreamers ? ' Mr. Edison has always been distinguished for two qualities--the ability to see and voice a general need and a strong grasp of the practical requirements of a situation. What he says cannot be ignored. QUESTIONS FROM READERS Mrs. C. S., Ohio: "Can a woman safely give 1)irth to a healthy child for the first time at 40?" Answer: Certainly. I once attended a woman who married late in life and contributed twins to the world at the age of 42. Medical history records some remarkable cases. The Cincinnati Enquirer, in January 1863, printed the following article: "Dr. W. MacCarthy was in attendance on a lady of 69 years oh Thursday night, last, who gave birth to a fine boy. The father of the child is 74 years old, and the mother and child are doing well." "Can you refer me to any books?" Answer: Send a stamped, return envelope and 2 cents to the Central Press Association, 1435 East Twelfth street, Cleveland, Ohio, for a "List of Books for the Expectant Mother." Fellowship of Prayer A Daily Lenten Feature Presented in Co- Operation With the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America HOME-TOWN FOLKS (Read Luke 4:10-30. Text, Luke 4:24). No prophet is accepted In his own country. ' Jesus went back to His home town, apparently after a long absence. He went to church, and was given an opportunity to preach. His old neighbors were not proud of Him. They resented His presumption in going beyond them. How foolish people are that way! As tho the home town had no title or right to excellence! It is so In many a small town, which depreciates its own product. Then Jesus preached a missionary sermon, and the people were offended at that. They were 100 per cent patriotic, and were angered when Jesus told them that God cared for foreigners. What foolish egotists we are on the subject of race and nation! We assume that we are the chosen people. The home-town mind is provincial. The field is the world. Pr.iyer: O God, Who hast made of one blood nil nations, make broad our human sympathies, and make deep our Christian charity. And make us sensible, we beseech Thee, of thine anointing when it rests on familiar heads. In Jesus' name. Amen. EARLIER DAYS Bclnp a Daily Compilation at Inlerestlnjr Items from the "Twenty Vearn ARO" Flics of tlio Cilnbe-Gnr.eltD. FEII. 25, JOU Marcellus Hicks, a well known Mason City boy, has become quite popular in his singing: of late and recently has signed up with the vaudeville house at Charles City as its warbler. He has selected as the title of his stage career, "Marcellus," which in itself will make good aa soon as he demonstrates with his stunt. The bookcases for the public school libraries have arrived and will be filled soon with the volumes of history books and books of biography and other books of learning and interest to public school pupils. Each school la to have 200 volumes. The Garfield school will get an early installment. Secretary-Elect Sly of the Commercial club spen 1 . today in. the city and in company with A. F. Shott^ visited many of the businessmen along the street. Mr Sly is impressed with the city and its prospects ant is getting hold of the situation here rapidly and within a short time will be able to outline general plans o activity. He will be here Monday evening at the meat Ing of the committees and officers of the Commercla club. Miss Clorle Kiple was hostess last evening to 15 OL her young friends from the German club of the high school, who, under the able chaperonage of Miss Vcra Miles, instructor in German, enjoyed a pleasant evening. German games were played and German solos and recitations given and at 10:30 o'clock a German lunch was served by Olda Kiple and Grace Redfleld dressed as German girls. At 11:30 o'clock the guests left, proclaiming Miss Kiple a very delightful hostess Recent reports from those in charge atate that the new McKlnley school building will be completed in another 30 days, If nothing new arises to shut off the work. It is expected, , however, that no changes will be made in the other schools until the new term so while the building will be in readiness it is not likely that it will "be occupied until the new semester. There has been a great deal of shifting around of the pupils and when ihis school is ready to take pupils, all of this, will be avoided. Arthur Rule has arrived homo from the east where he went on business and from Washington, where he spent a few days with Mrs. Rule, who is visiting relatives there. Word was received this morning from Mrs Rule stating that she expects to start this evening for home. While in Washington she has enjoyed many social festivities. An old friend and schoolmate 01 both Mr. and Mrs. Rule is in the secret service in Washington and thru his influence Mrs. Rule visitec at the white house and was introduced to Prealdenl Taft. Since leaving here she has enjoyed a visit to Niagara Falls, Buffalo, New York City and Washington, D. C. YOU'RE THE JUDGE T HE QUICK MOTION TRANSFER COMPANY entered into an agreement with a company manu facturlng motor trucks whereby the Quick Motion company leased a number of trucks at a speciflec yearly rental to be paid in quarterly instalments. The agreement provided that the truck manufacturing company maintain a repair station and at all time keep the trucks in good repair. The contract was to run for a certain number of years. But a short time after the contract was drawn up the motor truck company voted to wind up Its bus! ness. Soon after that the company assigned and trans ferred all Its business, Including, of. course, its repai: station, to another truck company, which agreed t perform all the contracts of the first company then in force. But after the Quick Motion company learned tha another company had taken cjver the business, it re fused to make the quarterly payment of rent am argued that the first company, by assigning the con tract and giving up the repair station, was making s substitution in the contract which nullified it. So th new truck company went to court. How would you decide this cose? Make up your mind before you read the decision The ilecl.iion: The court held against the Quick 'Motion company. The judpcrt reasoned thus: It Is true that where a person contracts with another perso lo perform a. service and it can be inferred that the person Ifou contracted with was chosen of hln .special fitness, a nub rttltutlon of another person whl warrant the assumption that th contract Is at an enl. But in thia case It cannot he supposed tli; in the rennlrlnfi of trucks the substitution of Another company of this sort. ONE MINUTE PULPIT--Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And He said unto them. Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.--St. Luke xlli, 23, 24. The resources of our frw Information bureau are at yonr service. You are Invltefl to call upon It as often M you pleane. It la being: maintained solely to BCI-VR you. What question can we niuwer for ynu? There Is no charge nt all except 2 cents In coin or stumps for return postage. Address yonr letter to tho Globe-Gazette Information Bu~ rcnu, Frederic J. Honkln, Director, Washington, I. O. Q. How are tho old silent movies iilo over with sound? I under- tand "Tho Birth of a Nation" now as sound. D. E. A. Sound effects, not dialog, were irepared and merely synchronized vith the film. Q. How docs tho cost of running ur government compare with cost n the early days? S. M. A. Ralph Leigh in a current ar- icle on The American Constitution ays that for the first year the gov- irnment was organized--1788--the ier capita cost was approximately 0 cents, while at present it is about 38. Q. Does Easter over come before he twenty-first of March? G. E. H. A. No. The date for the observ- ince of Easter Sunday was decided ty the Council of Nicaea in 325 as a movable feast, occurring the first Sunday after the first full moon fol- owing the vernal equinox, which ccurs on or about the twenty-first f March. Q. How old is the plot of Hamlet? R. S. A. Hamlet is based on a crude tory told by the thirteenth oentury Saxo Grammaticus, a Danish chron- cler, in his "Historia Danlca," first rinted In 1514, which found a place n Pierre de Belleforesl's "Histoires Tragiques" (1570), a French miscellany of translated legend and romance. Q. What are the 10 largest cities In the U. 5.? C. E. A. The 10 largest cities in the United States according to the 1930 census are as follows: New York, N. Y., 6,981,927; Chicago, 111., 3,375,329; Philadelphia, Pa., 1,964,430; Detroit, Mich., 1,573,985; Los Angeles, Cal., 1,233,561; Cleveland, Ohio, 900,430; Sti Louis, Mo., 822,032; Baltimore, Md., 801,741; Boa- ton, Mass., 787,271; Pittsburgh, Pa., 669,742. Q. What countries were represented at tho first meriting of tho peace conference? K. M. G. A. The first meeting was held iri the Salle de la Paix, formerly known as the Salle de Horologle (or Hall of Mirrors) and the following countries were represented: France, Great Britain, United States, Japan, Brazil, Belgium, Serbia, Greece, Rumania, Czechoslovakia, P o l a n (I, China, Hedjaz, Canada, Australia, South Africa, India, Slam, New Zealand and Portugal. Q. How many buildings in New York are more tlmn 35 stories high? II. S. A. There are 38 1 . Q. AVhy Is Watts' famous painting 1 called "Hope?" P. B. A. The theme is symbolized by the figure of a woman seated with bowed head. She still clings to her lyre, all the strings of which, with, the exception of one, are broken. This is to suggest the dominant quality of hope, which prevails under even the most adverse circumstances. Q. Why are doctors' prescriptions written in Latin? S. S. L. A. Because for many centuries Latin was the language of learning. At the present time, due to thia fact, it is the one language which is universally studied by those engaged in the legal, medical and many other learned profesaiona. Consequently a French doctor would understand the terms of a prescription equally as well as a Czechoslo- v.ikian doctor. '-BROADWAY Bj- JOSEPH VAN ItAALTK YORK, Feb. 26,--Old Doc masticating Einstein is an scientist after N 1 Lhe Pastor's heart. Applied science isn't making the world any happier, he says. All it's doing is complicating things, balling them up-quickening the pace and the pulse and making the average man's dally schedule resemble a»fever chart. To his fellow scientists the Doc says: "Concern for man, himself, and ils fate, must always form the chief Interest of all technical endeavor. Never forget this, in the midst of our diagrams and equations." T OO LATE--Jack Donahue, who danced his way from the sidewalks of New England to Broadway, where he became the great star of ·CSunny," the Follies. ~-.~ji "Sons 'o Guns," was as versatile, lovable and talented a lad as ever wore the laurel. Just before ho died, last October, he wrote a book called "Letters of a Hoofer to Hia Ma," just released by Cosmopolitan Book corporation. When the manuscript was sent in the publishers didn't know it was from THAT Jack Donahue--but they did know they had a find. It was only after acceptance that the author's identity was disclosed. If life is pressing In on you a little too heavily shake 15 dimes out of the baby's bank, go round to the bookstore and get yourself a copy of "Letters of a Hoofer to His Ma." And when you've read It, and laughed yourself red in the face, you'll find yourself wondering why Fate blocked Jack Donahue's entry into the literary world, until just before the final whistle blew. I MENS OF GREATNESS--Wives of Great Men All Remind Us: Mrs. Graham McNamee has to when to get his 0 remind Graham hair cut. Mrs. Flo Ziegfeld is sure Great Glorlfier never visited the the Statue of Liberty or stood atop the Woolworth Building. Mrs. Fretl Stone has to stop Fred spending all his money having the face of, the front lawn lifted so's he can practice putting. And Mrs. Eddie Guest has had to get used to Eddie reading in bed noisily on hard candy. apples or crunching 1 THE EDITOR'S MAIL BAG FROM A MASON C1TYAN IN TEXAS. McALLEN, Texas, Feb. 19.--I am Inclosing herewith some clippings from some local papers here. I think you might be interested in the one with the headline, "Send Cabbage Car for Drought Relief." You will note they plan to ship a full tralnload of cabbage. No doubt ifc will contain many articles of nttifiV' trucH. The valley Is blessed with a won., derful crop of cabbage, carrots, let* tuce and a dozen other kinds of gar° den truck. No doubt the farmers here are going to respond in a gen^ erous manner to make up this trainload of truck, which, no doubt, can be duplicated in other par-Is. I am with the president and Red Cross in their stand against the $25,000,000 appropriation. If the ienate will just keep its shirt on and give the good people a chance, this relief business- will be taken care of in the regular way as it should ba and always has been, if all the agencies thru which the Red Cross usually makes its appeal are set to work, auch as newspapers, Chambers of Commerce, churches and their organizations, the need will soon ba supplied. I understand the railroads here are offering to deliver it to the desired destination free of charge. That raises the question, "What about the trucks and buses which are permitted to operate on our highways free of charge, In competition with, the railroads, who not only build and maintain their own roads, but pay a goodly sum in taxes, and who, in times like this, can always be depended on to do their part in a most generous manner. Yours truly, P. H. KEHM, Who ; s Who and Timely Views ECONOMY BY CONGRESS ESSENTIAL By JOSEPH W. HYRNS Congressman From Tennessee. Joseph W. Dyrns was bom at Celar Hill, Term.. Julv 20 I860 He in a rrad, ualc of VanSerbllt university, since 1801 he him practiced law IH Nashville He WM TM^Tr?nl° S TM h T Te TM e '' ;i ", h °T "' »""·«·"«"«:» Tom 1805 to iSio serving M KH Ms £^ He has been chairman of the democratic national concrwalonal committee =]TMe S ·THE present congress for the two * years It has been in session will prove a 510,000,000,000 congress and the American people will expect the ' incoming congress to economize to prevent h i g h e r taxes. A few years ago it was remarked that congress in two years had appropriated 51,000,000,000. If the bills that are now pending are enacted, it may be said that t h e seventy-first congress will be a $10,000,000,000 Joseph Byrns congress. The appropriations which will have been made in the period of this congress will reach about 510,000,000,000, and may reach $10,500,000,000. It seems to me that the mere statement of these expenditures emphasizes the importance of particular economies in the next congress. Neither political side of the house is going to have a decisive majority. There must be no partisanship in matters of appropriations. Congress must be a little mora circumspect In the future in reference to bills passed which in nearly every instance constitute a continuing charge against the federal treasury which will have to be taken care of in the future. In the economies which I think the people will expect from the next congress the house of representatives Is the only arm of the federal government to which they can look; for relief. All of these appropriations have been recommended and asked by the administration, and no appropriation is passed by the housa and sent over to the senate without having ndded to it in the senata millions upon millions of dollars. There is need of closer supervision of the expenditures in the nex8 congress than in this congress befc cause you must reduce expendi* ttires or have additional taxation. This is particularly true with a sible deficit of 5500,000,000 in treasury.

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