The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 70, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 2, 1959 Page: 2 of 8
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rere is your chance... HH
.. to speak your mind
QUESTIONS on the following list have been
published in several Texas newspapers in
recent weeks, and we think they should be of
interest to local citizens, too. All of them deal
with problems now being considered by the
Texas Legislature in Auslin.
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Entered as second class matter December 20,
1945, at the Postoffice at Canadian, Texas,
under the Act of March 3, 1879. Published
each Thursday afternoon at Canadian, Texas,
by Ben R. and Nancy M. Ezzell.
Town Howlers can . . .
. . . chose away industry
(The following editorial is reprinted. In "
the -trade publication of a major U. S. indus-
trial firm. We think it speaks for itself.)
11LL IMPORTANT to seekers of plant locations
" are the attitudes of the people of a com-
No man or corporation wants to invest mon-
ey in a city where civic pride is low and resi-
dents go about in a gloomy state of mind
grumbling about this or that.
Employers know that the contentment and
efficiency of their workers depend in large
degree on community pride and contentment.
The following editorialized account from the
Winfield (Kansas) Daily Courier emphasizes
the penalty a city may pay for the pessimism
of its citizens:
"A group of men came into a small Iowa
town, and started wandering around, talking
to residents. These men did not seem to have
anything particular on their minds, but were
just visiting with people they met.
"As a result that Iowa town lost an indus-
trial plant which would have employed 1200
persons the year around.
"Why? Just because a majority of the people
these men talked to were running down the
town. The people were pointing out the bad
side of life and the things they didn't like. It
was a costly deflection of progress for every
resident of that city — and only those who
were residents of the city were to blame. The
"howlers" brought it upon themselves.
"For these men visiting were from a big
Chicago industry which had selected this town
as their best location (provided that town was
one where people were happy to live.) It didn't
measure up on the last and greatest need for
th personnel of a large plant — at -least the
howlers gave that impression. The plant went
to another Iowa town 40 miles away.
"This is a true story, and can be found in
the records of a certain Chicago firm which
used members of its board of directors to
make the final survey — just visiting with the
people of the town. They wanted no part of it
after meeting the "town howlers."
Senator Grady Halewood and Representative
Charles Ballman would, we feel sure, be in-
terested in your answers if you'd like to clip
this list, check it, sign it, and mail it to them.
An "Austin, Texas" address will be sufficient
to reach either or both of them.
One word of advice: play fair. If you check
"yes" answers to some or all of the questions
in group No. 1, then you should check "yes"
answers to at least some of the questions in
group No. 2. Don't ask our lawmakers to in-
crease state services and benefits without also
approving an increase in some taxes. They're*
Now for the questions:
1. Are you for an increase in funds for:
(a) Old Age Assistance? Yes No
(b> Cotton Research Program?
Yes . No .
<c> State Hospitals and Special Schools?
(d) Texas Prison System?
(e) State Employes Salaries?
2. As a means of reducing our state finan-
cial deficit and to provide revenue for new ap-
propriation measures, would you support:
(a) General Sales Tax? Yes__ No—
(b) State Income Tax? Yes._ No__ -
(c) Increase in Gasoline Tax?
(d) Increase in Automobile Sales Tax?
(e) Manufacturer's Gross Receipts Tax?
(f) Increase in Cigarette Tax?
(g) Increase in £eer and Liquor
Taxes? Yes No
(h> ,'uráí Gas Tax? Yes_ No
(i) Increase in Ad Valorem Tax?
Yes No. _
3. If you favor economy in the state govern-
ment, with no increase in taxes or services,
where do you suggest we economize?
Public Schools.Highways_ Hospitals
and Special Schools Public Wel-
4. Do you favor enactment of the Hale-Aikin
(a i Higher public school teacher
salaries? Yes_ No
(b) Higher college teacher salaries?
Yes _ No
(c> Increase school year from 175 days to
180 days of instruction? Yes „ No
(d) School attendance payments based on
the current year instead of the past
year? Yes >No
<e> English instruction to non - English
speaking children prior to the first
grade? Yes No
5. Should Texas offer some tax advantages
to corporations planning to locate in Texas?
6. What age do you think minors, presuming
repeated offenders, should be before they are
tried for crimes? Age
7. Should the REA be allowed to continue to
serve customers for 10 years where the cus-
tomer is annexed to a city? Yes No .
8. Should the state regulate maximum hours
and minimum wages of city policemen and
firemen? Yes No
9. Should capital punishment be abolished?
A man who says he never
makes a mistake is untruthful,
usually, about other things, too.
• • •
The fellow who is first to ar-
rive at the office and last to
leave at night probably has very
poor bus service to his neck of
* • •
The best way to eat garlic is
If you like walking, get a
reputation (or not tipping cab
• • *
Nothing la all bad, but the late,
late, late show on TV usually
comes pretty doae to perfection.
• • *
A couple oí important elec-
tions are on tap for Canadian
voters during the next few
days. Most apt to be over-
looked by most of us is Sat-
urday's school board election
. . . and the fact that the two
offices to be filled are not
contested is no excuse what-
ever for any of us to fail to
vote. When we ask men to
serve us, without pay. as di-
rectors of our school system
. . . we at least owe them the
courtesy of our votes.
With a fair amount of ac-
tive campaigning going on,
and every office contested,
we're less likely to overlook
next Tuesday's city election
. . . and here again, regard-
less of what candidates we
may favor, every one of us
should make a special point
of getting to the polls to cast
The important thing right
now lor all of us is to vote
for the three men who will be
best lor Canadian during the
next two years . . . and then,
regardless of who is elected,
to get behind them and en-
courage them in every way
Of less importance, in our
opinion, but still deserving
your earnest attention, is the
other proposition on the city
ballot . . . the proposal to
change from the three - man
City Commission to a six-man
City Council. If the council
plan is approved, the three
men elected to the Commis-
sion next week will automat-
ically be members of it, as
we understand the law, and
three others will be elected to
fill out the new council. In
any case, the-«three men we
elect next Tuesday will be
Important factors in our city
government for the next two
years . . . and we should
choose them as wisely as we
The Council plan has merit,
we think, particularly since
we are committed to the city
manager form of government
and the council will serve as
a board of directors for a full-
time manager. Electing six
men for staggered term
would not only provide con-
tinuity of government, but
would broaden the represent-
ation on the board. However,
no governing body is better
than the men who make it
up, and the important thing
.right now is to elect the best
men we can get to manage
our city affairs.
Ernest Joiner, the firebrand
Ralls editor who was featured
a couple of weeks ago in
Time Magazinee, is, like most
newspaper editors, a firm be-
liever in the power of adver-
tising. Joiner ran an adver-
tisement, a few months ago,
for his own newspaper in an-
other publication with state-
wide circulation. His approach
was direct: "If you don't sub-
scribe to the Ralls Banner,"
Joiner proclaimed, "go to
The results, he reported la-
ter, were heartwarming. "Of
course we didn't sell any sub-
scriptions," he declared, "but
a lot of folks did go."
Jim Gillentine, editor of the
Hereford Brand, tells the story
about a young man who went
to see the doctor and was told
to cut out smoking. After a
few days, the old boy felt bet-
ter so he decided to also cut
out having any dates. Feeling
still better, he decided to go
a step further and cut out
"When last seen," Jim re-
ports. "he was cutting out pa-
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the end of 1959, the United
States will be in a position of
"minimum unemployment." So
says Laboi Secretary James P.
Mitchell above, who further
predicts definite labor shortages
in some ireas.
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of the Psalms
"I was glad when they said
unto me, Let us go unto the
house of the Lord."
So writes the Psalmist, and
thai note of joy in praise and
worship is expressed in many
Psalms, and is typical of them
The Psalmist knew how to
emphasize duty, fortitude in
the face of danger and dis-
tress, and sadness in the re-
alization of enemies.
They knew well the grim
strength of faith under suffer-
ing and thp certainty of death.
But, beneath all those, deep-
down, religion to the Psalm-
ist was a matter of joy.
This joy was in the certain-
ty concerning God and the
spiritual foundations of the
world and of life.
To the Psalmist, there was
no doubt that God was a ref-
uge, a "very present help in
That faith existed even
"though the earth were re-
moved, and the mountains
carried into the midst of the
With the glory of Easter
fresh in our minds, we may
well reflect that the devout
Christian has, in addition to
the triumphant joy and strong
faith of the Psalmist, the ad-
vantage of the example of
the Master, Jesus Christ, and
the faith in the Resurrection
in its triumph over death and
Those who do not know the
Psalms have a trove of spiri-
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morning for Wichita Falls,
and plan to return Friday.
Mrs. Teas will receive a med-
ical check-up, Mr. and Mrs.
Hardage will visit his brother
there, and Mrs. Terrell and
Mrs. Waterfield will visit in
the home of Mr. and Mrs. S.
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Ezzell, Ben. The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 70, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 2, 1959, newspaper, April 2, 1959; Canadian, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth183946/m1/2/: accessed June 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hemphill County Library.