The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 27, 1932 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 27, 1932
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. FKBKUAttY 27, 1032 r and View of Indebted Gily —gD[THgy».l,R.JARK:.) COURIER NRWR 7 6500 fob-Holders Fired In $20,000,000 Payr o Slash By Cily. HV KOtiKKT T.VI.I.KV \K.V Si-rvk-r WMU-r CmCA3O.-Clil«iso's city and | lo'imy governments, long the- playthings of politicians mid job holders, nt last have anived ul D.cii- dav ol reckoning- i The nation's .-.otoncl large.:;!, eitv j li:ids- Hseif today In llv.' midst of ' pcrtmns the most dras'.lc retrench- iiienl campaign of its kind in history. ' Expense's musi lie reduced, is tl;i> cry on every hand. limit th.? city :nui coiuuy BOV- ernmenls ate making, or plannin:», a total reduction of approximately 420.COO.OOO a year in .salaries, i There Is no room for argument — Chicago .simply hii'ii'l jj«! Hie r " ".(nt-y. Tlit tanks, which have b?en car- ryuiij the city's lax anticipation warrants, are now making voluntary paymt-nls of 10:10 taxes thai How Chicago's Money Goes Chicago proper spends 5260.000,000 annually. The elty sine! Cook comity losclhci' spend S350.000.oao to care for approximately 4.000.000 people. In Chicago tl!£re arc 'Jl independent governing bodies. In the .counly 38-1 additional in- clenendent groups. All arc eli- fijble to levy taxes nnd niorrov/ funds. Tlnre arc 55.000 office-holders. They draw approximately il20.000.000 in salaries iy. Tax assessments since 1025 have t>ccn sliced almost S503,- 000,003. Charges of fraudulent readjustment of most of the assessments caused the 192ft and 1929 tax roll to Ite declared invalid. -Tyrf— •tvr—r i— 4 -----~' ,.. j^ Who woiildiri Wiml to U:ad"; PACK THREB Ihey probably could nol be coin- iwlled to pay at this time because; of a pendinR court decision. Apparently, they may be doing thi? under some sort o! agreement whereby they .arc getting politic? smiee?.e out of both city and county administrations and things pal inn a business basis. ^ ^leie are' the job reductions, ; : ini»le and ..planned: COOK COUNTY - Tlic county board already has fired 409 eoun- Iv cmuJoves. eff?etive Marcli 1. This elimination of jobs will save Sl.QDO.OOO durinf, tlic coming year iihich is in addition to n recent 15 per cent, salary cut. or a com. bined saving of S2.CCO.OOO. Emmoll Wlwslau. presideui of the board says this is nol enough that at least 5400,000 nmre In jobs and salaries musl be saved to make a total of S3.00fl.000. CITY OP CHICAGO-Mnyor An- ir.n Cermak - has asked the city council to fire 2-J79 city employes imn'^diately. lo save Sfi.315.740 is year. When a new re-organi^a- lion plan is adopted v.'ilh the new budget in June. CcrmaV: plans to let oul 3500 more city cRiploy.-'s and sav.? S12.000.0CO Ihcre. The 1931 payroll showed aboul 2'.!.SOI' cily employes, exclusive of aboul 21.000 in the schools. In an interview wilh lhe writer iu his office at cily hall Mayor Cermak discussed the city's plans for retrenchment. "We nrc going to practice ri?id economy, cut out our overlapping departments, eliminate unnecessary and duplicated v;ork and get down to a- business basis/' Mayor Cor- tnak said. Cermak outlined the new reor- ^Buzation plan lobe adopted con' "u'rrently with Hi: ni".v cily btid- qet in June. Efficiency experts have been al work on il for a long time. Tile mayor saiil lliis plan -will pul .3500 men to walking the streets." His nmiincr indicated that In was sorry, but Iherc was nolh- ine he could do about U. While his recommendations for immediate job eliminations include n number in the polic? department. Cermak omphasi?.cd lhat visitors to Democratic and Republican conventions in Chicago this summer and to llie world's fair here tn 1933. would be fully prolecled. "We have more policemen on Ihe slrcel doing real police work now ihan cv.:r before.'' he suld. "We are merely pcltint: rid of r.oft. snap jobs in the Interest of efficiency and economy. I am satisfied thai the ifticiency of our police department will not suffer. "We have better police protection in Chicago now than ever before ana we intend to keep il lliat way. I noticed in the pnpcr y's- tenlny thai in four uiphts no; a major rij r , e || L ,,i i^^n reported to (he police." Revcrtin;.. ( n reduced exiicnsi's. Ce:mak ilr.-.cribcd anotl-.:r method which, he said is now saving the cily SI.SOO.Coo' a month. '•Thlf." he =aid. -is lhe -sla?5er fvslcm.' H rnt-nus (hat. in lhe cily shops for example. m en ar? wovk- !•>? R six-hour dny instead of an eight-nour day : certain monthly t employes arc b f \ n ,. pn | cl only 24 *: lead of 30 days;" olher men are rating Uvo days n - or k a week in- f-tead of six. which Is enough to keep the wolf from the door." In asking t.h c dty co ,, ncl , lo cf lhe Field Museum, is shOwu above. Inserl is a recent plclure ol Mayor Cermak whose economy orders have sliced C500 jobs from the payroll as the middle wesl metropolis starts a financial comeback. A vista of Chicago's famous walerlroni. taken from the porlico Injuries Bring $136,000 Verdict Favvis Simon's Children Demand $54,000 from 9 Insurance Companies. Full payment of policies lolnllng approximately $54.000 Is sought by Mike and lintel Simon from nine insurance companies as a result nf firo »-)iich destroyed the.' Smith and Simon buildings al Main and First street on December 15. 1931. The nine fire insurance companies nit defendants in n circuit court actions (Hod by the son and daughter of Fnrrls Simon, local realty operator, who transferred lhe properties lo then, In 1931. The complaints allcues thai ng- enls of the Insurance companies offeretl to a«siime liability on 85 per cent of the value of the policies bul the plaintiffs demand payment of lh* full value of lhe policies and assessments of ;> penalty for failure lo pay promptly. | The suits were tiled yesterday by J. T. Costou. Osccola attorney. In b»Ijii]f of Mike nnd Mabel Simon and holders of morlsaces on j the two buildings. I The suits filed are: I Mabel F. Simon, In- j siirance company of America vs. BEFORE pis (Continued from I'afie One) 'I iinn/.,; Leslie h,,|. v k. clin- I'lice SiK'i-k. Kmuii't Speck. I,, u. Clark, and r,'. I,. Kalmon, 1-Vnr-h- i.iun hi.v.m; J. II., Joiner; fnlliiiu. If. !•;. l,.-e Wilson, "' it. 1-:. I.ii- Wilson, at-.. t'Ciinim-uilalions were, in vlrluully all county uf- cmploye.s be renm-Mi-d u ii'd'.Kiion ot Ju ,K-r •• Unit deputies iu -iiiu's otlii'i- ni tli"' counly and cliTull iiltH'i s in lllyilievllli' lie I'llm- '•• Hint pay ol cuuiily Janlt- •:' <m In lull, ihat all;w- ior Imllmj Inmates of the '.i' be mi irom UO criit?: •uts a clay, tluil county ud home difuonsliallon • ribprmi-tl «l(h, (hut the ip-'i'vlMiNj ic:ii-|,crs IH> dls- peii'H vitli. thai the sanitary In- H-U; la- dropped irom the cou'i- r-i'.iiili unit. Unit lhe sheiill bo llmiiMl 10 tour deputies, will, combined claries ol $175 per innnili. A jiwiilx'r at those v\ho p.irt!,',- palal ::i the preparation ol Ihi'i-' moujiiuidiulons mid lluil inn hail siiui; comi' Into the IXJSMS.J- iim (.: jans ihm |,.,| ihi-iii in doubt llif viMtwi, or practicability of im- porisui parts of the program. P.iitleukily did It seem apparent ihst proposals fur eliminating tin- enmity agricultural nnd hoia, ili'monstiaiion uxenls, anil cm Uiilin^ the aetlvllies of the coun- ly tV|).ntmi-ni of eduealion and lhe (irmly health unll would meet wllli mile favor from Ihe co:u- inUlrc. Aijieenienl wllh the pur- posT' el ci'ilaiu oilier reeommeiida- llon:. expressed, bin doubl was cxprr.wd as 10 the wisdom of seefeiiiv voluntary letlutliuns by of- IIiTis nhuse compcnsallon Is fixed by law. C-. W. Allllek stated thai he had Eeiivd as a n,ember of a com- minre appointed al Wilson lo look !urtlicr into the' affairs of lhe she:Ill's office. He reported that, lhe ciiimiilltee found Sheriff W. W. .Hliiiver apparently anxious to co-oisnite. bill of lhc opinion (hal nllve was lliil Crowe, lie cmnha- II uonld be impossible lo comlucl si-/.cd Washington 1 .? honesty Inthe work of the office, will, the tegrlty. ami his superb leadership liniiliMl dcpulies recommcnited at both In lime of war and In time lie Is havliii; wllh such a pretty driver at HI. Mdrvinaid dun lor b.irklnj alwiK. I'lflty d^itlr, t-W You ciin'l blninc lhi> luuni si. llll/. Swli/eihinl. whir,, l/.uhlivf skiing outfits. what suits u uay time III I 1 liaxl US , - ....... -- - ..... , . -- ----------'The Liver|X»l and London and of the meeting. ...... |WSC(1 High School News Wrltltn liy inrmbrrs «r (lie Blylhr.vlllr lilfili \c1iml Jtmrnul- Km <-l;i«, unilrr (hr dlrtcllon nf <\rnr*e. Hunt uml .nls s i UM -i Wllhrlin, Hoys Club Hears Debate'.on Edison And Washington An attractive pruBriniL was presented to the Hoy's club Wednesday morning m Hie regular weekly nicdlui;. • The pnwaiii a MigKCsllon of Mr. Greene, sponsor of Iho club. The list part of lhe pnujriim ;is H debute on the subject; lie- solved thai Washington contributed more to America llian LMIwm. Tin; alllrmatlvc- side was nnppcirl- rd by Dill Crowe ami Harold Sudbury. while lhe negative was upheld by Clarence Wcbh and Al- terl Taylor. Paul Klrkludall nrle:l ehafruian. The first speaker for the alflrm- ^ b> ' !hfv i ' iu|i(> IIS - H ' I »'' I V I w " 3 B|VC " b - ""•' I"' 1 ' vlsUur, 1 PI | by i,. • sn " 1 A si-conil ton ilils huily, a:, in the days of Ihe l-'ri'iirli iev<iliitlD)i. he-Id everyone bnathU'w. Hi 1 ; lllllo Ixiy Jerry,- - ioiiM!d l<i(s of liiujhtcr. Adml>slon was leu tents. Many Visitors Inspect School During Friday ci. Thorn,), "Aiucrlcr.' wns :.iiun ,,y u li; assembly, after [the pli-duo V.HS nil on. The next '"'i' was n .'DDK by n trio miulc . >f Mrs. Tlplim, Mrs. Uusseil I'mr and Mm. Kramer. Mr. Cerll Shane ipu-e (he aildress: Hi- ilLs- cii.wrt U'lishliinton's Farewell A<l- dif.'Ls'. Mnriiaiel Shaver save the Sfinil's Oath. Tliu eoiicludhiB mnnlK'V \\as a nuinbrr by the trio. After Hie hlpli st-htul pro- Hi am the sluileiits listened Iu n luwnin thai was brondcasted by Hie National llioadca.slln,; ( -om- pany. Monday was vlsllnrs day nil over ' tho cimnly. A Invuu number were ptfoail al IJii! Wxli school. .The i.cnlurs ltd In pcmwutje, \k\ny iTiiwsciilrrl by Uilrljvsix visitors; 'I'lu'I' rwelvcd the dollar prljic'ulv- (ii (o the elnss with the highest • pirccnluiH'. The lolul nmnter of ' violins was 117, li' ui|:h Helio>)li now name thrills will nlu'ttys he ilcar 16 us Wils'in. A lelli'i- from Mr. Shiner, sitbiuiiiijii; his pn)[M.swl l)i»lf;ei for I93J, was entered in Ihe minutes I of peace. Crowe also men(laurel (lie cnni-iigK VVaihlngton iused In lendliu; the Colonial army M,OSO In salaries and tomml deputies, and ether reductions ] named '•"'••- the total proposed cuf in ! Globe Insurance company Limited :of London, England on $2.0fl8 |Kil- lic.v. . | Mike and Farris Simon and Jcf- ! ferson Standard Life Insurance exi>cii5cs company and George Snlilxi vs. Hie year. JGirard Fire and Mnrinc Insurance couumnv ol Philadelphia, Penn. p , D , ni n i on $4.000 ix,iicy. I Boston Boat Show Had Mike Ktiuon, M al. vs. Fidelity and Gutiramv Fire CoiTiovalion of Baltimore. Maryland on $S.OOO )»!icy. Mabel Simon, ct al. vs. Phoenix Underwriters H shows a pro- I throughout lh e rtcvoliillonai-y War of approximately |- Tlle n , El H| , rakcr 0( lhc ^ , p c side , hl! Clarence Webb. He various Inventions o! .nlliii; oul Ihai Edison Inexpensive Craft BOSTON. (UP)—One quirk" of the hard limes has been an effort by makers of pleasure craft to inotorboat prices of (he average • counlcd Inr Washington's aetom- |plishnicnls by staling that it was Washington's duly to serve Ills country. The second speaker for lhe af- In asking the Massachusotls leg- Lslalure to provide for slate lation and rcgistralion of ,„„„.- Iwats. General Alfred p. Foole stale commissioner of public safc- ftniiallvc was Harold biidbiiry, who declared Washlntjlou was a "man among men". He brought out lh c spiritual side cf Washington and couirasled 11 to Edison's more realcrlal accompHshmrms. 'lhe second speaker lor the ucg- nli-. e was Albcrl Taylor. Mr. Taylor respected lhc patriotism of Wfishlmjton but slnicil tlmt Wash. Inglon only left niyitis while Klilson left things of material value. Mr. Taylor attributed the winning ol the World War to Kdison and his inventions. The second part of lhc program was a short- talk by Travis Brooks the proi-i-iun. Ncbl c Cilll. Marie Moon, Knlbcrmc Beiifoit nud Tommy Thempioii a senior member Cue of Iho largest amounts ever awarded for Injuries In an automobile accident—S130.0CO—was' the total of the dnm.ijes recriiwl by Irving Chapnick. a former Ne«- York postal clerk, and his wire, pictured here with their (wo children. The heavy verdict was relurnert againsi. Uvo driveis and the owners ot n bus which figured in an acci- deni near Bullvillc. N. Y. Chapnick's neck and his wife's back were broken, leaving them permanently disabled. icy. : Mabel Simon, ct al. vs. j sola Underwriters Agency ot the , "";""<-• 10 provide lor sinte rcju- i Saint Paul Fire anil Marine In-' . llon -I 1 "! registration of molor- suranc-3 company of St. Paul 01 I SO.MO policy. I Mike Simon, ct al. vs. New Ha- , l i\ fcontly obstrved: i vcn Underwriters agency of the ! "People arc yo\i\<4 back to the' 0 " "'f "Manchmlan Alfair". Mr I Security Insurance company of W 'at0r because of the number of Brooks sketched Manchuria fron- | New Haven. Conn, on S2.000 iioliey. automobiles on the highways. The 1918 through ll, c Maiichu Dynast) ; Mabel Simon. ,:t al. vs. Guard Fire development o! luolorbonU i.? ;10 " ' i and Marine Insurance company of, overtaking the automobile." 1 Philadelphia. Penn.. on S7.OTO nol- | •—' icy. .Mike Simon, ct Fire and Marine pany on 52,000 |ro curity Insurance company ol New Haven on S5.DOO policy. I Mike Simon, et al. vs. [s'alioual ... v, Oirard Insurance com- policy ' on . on '- ford. Conn, on $3,000 policy. up to the present situation. Washington Day Program Given Monday Morning nal The Washington clay program and Miss Wilhelm uas given at -•- >•«,-"" t"<,.i.j. . .HIM nij^o vviiui;ii]i nu.i ^IVUJI ill MalKl Simon, st al. vs. Newark the assembly iwriwl last Monday dismiss the 2470 men immediately lo NIVC $0.3-15,740 n year. Cermak frankly told item thai lhc city liasii'l Hie money to pay these workers, nor any prospecl of cel- ling it. While busy with reductions. Mayor Cermak also Is trying des- licrnlely to raise moiwy. He b making a strong effort lo induce Chlcagoans to pay their taxes now to aid the dcpleled cily treasury —and also the schools and the county departments, since all tax collections in Cook county are made joinlly. though administered separately. Only SO per ccnl of the taxes for 1928 and 70 per cent of those for 1925 have been paid so far. A long and cosily re-assessment, forced by charges of favoritism, tied up matters for two yeftrs. Then. Just recently. County Judge .larecki held tho new assessment invalid. The 1930 taxes, just now beginning to come in, are on lhe same assessment basis anil, infcr- enlially. Judge Jarecki indicated his view of them. Thus, as lhe 1930 collections start, the cily finds itself wllh practically no money; will, city rmploycs-jrnpairl since Jan. 1 for lack of funds: with thousands of school board employes from six !o seven months behind in their pa.v. Thst Is why tax paying now has lakeu on sorl of n patriotic flavor, with widespread appeals lo property owners lo slep forward prompllv with (heir 1930 taxes. • • « It 1ms Been suggested by certain councilman thai merchants who i do not pay their (axes promptly 1 should be denied city permits and 1 licenses, though the city's ability •.to withhold such legally is highly , questionable. Also il is suggested . thai word should t? sent Irom? • through school children lhat people who pay their lases promptly ; are good cilizens. | Great numbers of Oilcngonns 1 are paying their 1930 taxes, especially tti; big banks that own much of the valuable downtown proiwrly j t , (he loop district. They nave now responded on a largo scale. I As an inducement to hesitant tax payers, th» cily recenlly obtained from the legislature a law allowing credits for am- overpayments that might possibly arise if the present disputed assessments ; should be changed, i This also has had (he effect of bringing in moncv to the tax col- 'lector's office. I Which Is w-ll. because both Chi| cago and Cook county need it- anil it badly. Especially al a time when the experts cslimalc lint this year's tax revenues will to SO per ccnl loss than last. , Insurance company of Newark. New Jersey, cm S2.000 policy. WASHINGTON morning. The lir.q riimber The Star Spangled Banner" sung New Members An Initialed Into Honor Society The three ulrls. Dortheu ROB- CIS. Emma Sullba and Doris Kecoy, that were, rlecled lo the Nalkmiti Honor Society were Initialed HI n parly lhat was given [or ihcin Thursday afternoon. Tito ll!tl i,. was given In Ihe Home Economics dec- Thi u strips of K reeu pai:cr arnnm) department. The room was (iiatnl with spring fiowers. had - - - T • |'>i|jvi 'il I III UU their nrrlrs. They were asked various questions anil had to sing sons* and give a stunt. After the prctiram candy was i:ervcd. ie formal Initiation wtt!( ' ,,| von the niAembly pcrJcd Fr|,| ;1 y suornlhg. Several gnidnntcs who This 111!'. I'oml memnrtes -I'll carrv lo myti crave. Ulylhcvllle high school Ihcso mem- . orlcs ,;avv. JOK I've watched our braves fiRhl ',', the my to fame, Many laurels (hey have won yel. ! always remained lhc same. ;£ ' The ideals of Blythcvllle Illjjh me pure nnd true, Live up lo these Ideals every one of you) And when limes dims our eyes and turns blnck hull- lo grey, "I've been irue. Iu D. H. S." may " you hi; nblt' (o say. • : •—Dorothea Roncrs. Class 32. U. 11. S, were honor students tcok pan. on stood fcr Service, Character. Scholarship and Leadership. They ctr- ilcd llghtscl finicilfs. Th. n'ew "' members llnlile ( t their candle's from ' High School Briefs The Chicago Mill Im.s lent the • ileli sclical a plug-pom? table. This (able has been placed In the auditorium. The ^balls und the little net weie donuted by Miss- Hardy. The students' vaccinations' were examined by the ronnly health doclur last week. Those .sludenls Ihui liad never been vaeclnaled were vacclnnled. Mr. Orcune lias """" io< sera ' fl1 teen al Tin- ' He is at- tending. Hit.' baskctbull tournament. *> 'i 1.11.11 i.Lmm-.i IIEJCII .. . lielrs nnd reiwaled the plcdue at- I MeGlu'e was abse tr Hie president, Virginia Toim>-1 Moniby ^"iisc of illness, ins. . ' I L'-tie to deep watsr in Hi. Magician Pays High School 'Visit Friday I', ! absent last menl there could be no heat In ' the building Monday and Tuesday. The. men were kept busy day and night fcr several days pumping lie v.iiicr from llin basement Gene Gordon, line of lhc world's ! I lii'cntest venlrlloi|i,hls nnd a proat prade. Cliarkiic Colin-en and Mary Hires/ Miss Luna Wilhelm and Miss 'magician enlerlalned Ihe K.r JIS h nf S^ ^K&'£SS^ Mimls and l,i s nmglo Irlchs. ! -i hosc dcslrln; 'lo ei'iler the can-' A large audience was present -tests lor track meet have b-gun emi-Hr °i ' , Ugl " nB bV hls: l>™«ld'>gon their subjects. Those i fe I .""'I /" " "'"' " C! " " y " ly ° lit for s " em "S "mpcsition,- i K J i , --L !n - H;lc lricks ' c " > oineu-y and Algebra are slay- is card tricks pulled II,;,,, and Ing after school studyinrc lhe use ol the iiullieline Jilile Marvin Niiiin's h chup frnm . courier New* Wjnt Ad^ Pay. HIS MFE STOUY IN I'ICTllKKS, COMMKMORATINfi 'IHh 200TH ANNIVBRSAKV OF HIS IHHTH 11. As President Nash Announces Five New Models of Cars - KENOSIIA. Wis.. Feb. 21 (UP) — The Nash .Nfolor company introduced lodiy five new groups ot automobiles at. prices ranging from *7S5 to $2.025. a slifjhl inrrMst 1 ov.;r previous models. ' ?*=>. m took lk v iil, ,J o?« j, i..-Jcmi Ap,J }Q ^il 1UII N't, Yak O* 1 !;• M n !l)t., ,i,!.n s in aeon), w j|, wt ,,^ m \ |. K | ,„ | X an| | B M ^ ^ snuitBl |jji:on. BY NEA Service Caution . . aloofness . . fcrmat- lly . . elaborateness'of dress methodical precision . thoroughness I These were the traits lhal char- ncleri?fd George Washineloii's c;ir- ccr as first president of ilie Uni'.eil Clolts, from the lime he Irok the oath of office al Federal !fa!l in Wall street. ,%>«• York City, on April jo, 1789, until his retirement in 1797. Anil-Federalists accused Washington of acting like a king, bul in reality it wa , n .,t| VC diffidence that caused his cold nnd reserved iwmicr. He loured boll, the north and tr.e south to, emphasize his nosl- »on as president of llic whole roiintry. iij s cau |,,et member v.eiv I CQiially divided between the two i parlies. | Quarrels among Ills aide:, (h; ; war bclwcen France and England : in 1793. Jay's trealy. enemies In i congress and the Whiskey rebcl- 1 lion Rave him concern, but he held lhe confidence of lhc people and !he accepted a wcond term In 1192. Washhtglon was extremely for- i mal. He shook hands with ,10 one. and rcfur;d lo b? anvon guest. He rotlc in a coach -,v; llvei-j'. He attended receptions in a black velvet suit with gold buck- Ire, j-.'llnw cloves, powdered hair, a cocked hat with an ostrich uli'inp. ami a swcrd in white • scabbard, ills dinners were elab- ; orate. Considerable pressure was brought .--,; c 0-jj torn, tx injJe [us ftie^A .•euiiJicljnlin IWtoMoual \'onon. I upon Washington to accept a Ihird down and desiring leisure, he rs- fuscd. His farawell nridrcss of Sept. J9, 117S, was written largely by Alexander Hamilton, bul was alC.-cit by Washington and cxpretsei his (.pinions. KB retired In If irch. 1737, lo Mount Vernon.

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