Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 43, No. 95, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 24, 1939 Page: 4 of 8
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'And the Lord thy Cod will put all these curses
upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee,
Iphich persecuted thee.-—Deuteronomy 30;7.
The existence of future punishment and ever-
lasting destruction is an evidence of the good-
ness, the justice, and the wisdom of God.—J.
THE HOLC BALANCES ITS BOOKS
AFTER 6 YEARS OF OPERATION
The Home Owners' Loan corporation, balancing ts
( books after six years of operation, reveals some inter-
The idea of the HOLC was to "bail out" home-
« owners whose homes were about to be foreclosed
■ by private lenders. The HOLC was to make a new
' Lan, enabling the original debt to be paid off. Since
I the primary condition of the HOLC loan was that
f the property should be in danger of foreclosure at
the time, it is not surprising that a large number
should have "bounced back" on the government.
What has happened during the six years is approxi-
During 1933 and 1934 loans were made on 1,018,-
. 000 homes On one out of every seven it has been nec-
essary to foreclose. And on three-quarters of those fore-
closures (about 55,000), the government lost money.
This has meant a $56,000,000 loss. The govern-
ment holds also some 89,000 other homes through
foreclosure, but as yet unsold. The eventual loss
will probably reach $100,000,000, perhaps exceed it.
To offset this loss of $56,000,000 to date, the gov-
> ernment agency has piled up a reserve of $90,000,000.
That represents the difference between the 5 per cent
charged borrowers and the low rates at which the cor-
poration issued its government-guaranteed bonds. This
rereserve will not pile up at so great a rate in the future
because the interest rate has been cut from 5 to 4'a
In other words, up to now the losses from those
who would not or could not pay have been made
up by tly interest paid in by those who stood by
their contracts. That is just the way it is in pri-
Exactly how the government will come out when
this experiment is finally liquidated, it is not yet pos-
sible to say. Up to now, in spite of the big loss on fore-
closures, the "profit" on interest would seem to be
more than holding the corporation on even keel. There
may be some loss in the end.
But against whatever loss there may be, must
always be balanced the profit to the national life
of having kept 800,000 families in their own homes,
and given them a new start on the road'that leads
to owning them. It won't show up on the balance
sheet, but this item ought to be worth something.
An Arkansas boy with 16-inch feet has a black-
smith make his shoes. The smithy probably tears down
a pair of old saddles and reshapes the leather.
Statistics are claimed to be a major form of accident
preventative Try setting up a row of figures next time
you're about to crash into a telephone pole.
Waitresses are warned not to paint their finger-
nails as it takes the customer's mind off his food. It
also stains the soup.
If frankfurters don't stop putting on the dog, it
won't be long until they're too good for us to eat.
A SOLDIER PRESIDENT
118th U. S. A.
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BRUCE CATTON'S AMERICAN ROUNDUP
By BRUCE CATTOX
BOSTON — (NEA)—Once
upon a time Boston harbor
got all messed up with fresh
tea because the Massachu-
setts taxpayer figured he
was being imposed on.
That happened a long time
;igo, but the Massachusetts
taxpayer has never quite for-
gotten it. And today he is
on the warpath once more
—disguised this time, not as
an Indian, but as an ultra-
modern pressure group.
All <>f which is by way
of saying that the taxpayers
here have found a way to
make an effective protest
against the rising tax bur-
den. They are doing it
through the Massachusetts
Federation of Taxpayers as-
sociations, Inc., which is a
pretty cubersome title but
which stands for a smooth,
efficient organization that
has half the politicians in
the state scared to death.
As its name implies, the
federation is a co-ordinating
and activizing body for a
flock of local associations—
about 200 of them, right
now, with the number steadi-
.All For Kconomy
Each local association is a
voluntary organization of
taxpayers who have combin-
ed their forces to do two
things —• investigate their
local town or city govern-
ment and see where it can
save money, and see to it
that the, local representa-
tive in the state legislature
remains properly aware of
the great virtue of economy.
In the smaller places, all
of the work of such associa-
tions is purely voluntary.
Some 40 of the larger ones
maintain .paid secretaries.
And the federation itself—
supported by the subscrip-
tions and dues of the 200-
odd locals — keeps a paid
staff of 21 people on duty
in Boston constantly.
These workers concern
themselves, first of all, with
with scrutinizing all pend-
ing legislative bills. Each
one of the 3000 bills filed
in this session of the legis-
lature was studied carefully
to see if it contained any-
thing that would boost tax-
es and ,if so, if it was some-
thing the state could do
After study comes lobby-
ing. And here the federa-
tion really shines. It has an
efficient staff of legislative
agents, for one thing. More
important, it has a sure-fire
method of stirring up trou-
ble for a legislator back
It keeps a most exhaus-
tive set of records on votes.
Every so often, it will send
to each of its member asso-
ciations a table, showing
how the representatives
from each district voted on
each,money - spending bill,
showing also whether the
federation itself was for or
against that bill.
The local paper usually
prints this table. In any case,
the members of the associa-
tion gets it, and are urged
to telephone, call on, or
write to each legislator who
voted for anything the fed-
eration disapproved of.
Pressure Where Needed
As a means of putting on
the pressure, this adds up to
as neat a political device as
has come on the scene in a
long time. It does two
things; it makes the taxpay-
er taxi conscious, and it
makes the legislator taxpay-
One of the federation's
pet projects is to have en-
acted a 2 per cent sales tax
for the financing of relief,
costs. 'Pile money thus rais-
ed would bo distributed to
the cities and towns on a
basis of need, with the pro-
viso that any city which in-
creased its local budget over
the average for the last five
years would suffer a propor-
tionate cut in its share of the
sales tax money. This bill
has been twice defeated by
the legislature, but the fed-
eration is still hoping.
Another pet project is
strmimlining of the state
government. Norman Mac-
Donald, executive director
of the federation, recently
announced that the group
would study the possibility
of reducing the size of the
I islature, paying special at-
t ntion to the unicameral
svstem made famous in
Nebraska. A report on this
will be made before the leg-
islature convenes again.
Text of Soviets' Herwlons Baek
Pact With Nazis From New York
Betty Gt-able lieads a east or
young players in the new coin-
ed,v, "Million Dollar Legs,"
showing today at the Kit/,
"The Girl from Mexico," star-
ring the Mexican heroine, Lupc
Velez, is showing today at
(lie Texas theatre. Velez is
seen as a Latin song-and dancc
i girl who crashes New York
DONALI) WOODS, HPK
VKLKZ AT TEXAS
When a major advertising ag-
ency attempts to arrange a suit-
able radio program for a client,
! and acquires a spitfire singer as
j a performer, it starts a train
of hilarious events in "The Girl
j From Mexico," starring Lupe
| Velez, showing today at the
j Texas theatre.
Donald Woods is cast as a
young advertising executive sent
to Mexico to find an appropri-
ate singer for the broadcast;
j Lupe is the result. In New York
the fiery tempered gal turns the
j town topsy-turvy, and Woods
I suffers the loss of his fiancee,
j bis radio sponsor, and almost
I his career and life.
In support of the two prin-
cipals in "The Girl From Mexi-
ico" are Leon Errol, Linda Hayes
.and Donald MacBride. RKO Ra-
| dio releases.
ISKTTV IDKAL CO-KD
When Rudy Vallee populariz-
ed thi! song "Betty Co-ed," lie
did not realize how prophetic
j he was. For it turns out that
j Betty Grable, vivacious starlet,
[who will be seen in "Million Dol-
| lar Legs," coming today to the
Ritz Theatre, is the average
collegian's ideal of an American
Ami though Betty never had
the good fortune to attend col-
lege, her roles as a co-ed in such
pictures as "Collegiate," "Camp-
us Confessions," and "College
Swing," have stamped her as
a collegiate prototype. During
the filming of "Million Dollar
Legs," Betty received 5fi invita-
tions from such diverse institu-
tions of learning as Harvard,
Tulane, Michigan and C.C.N.Y.,
to attend proms and commence-
Here is the text of the Ger-
man-Soviet non-aggression pact,
signed Wednesday night be-
tween two countries which had
been bitter enemies for years
and which startled the world:
"Both contracting parties
pledge themselves to abstain
from any acts of violence and
from any aggressive activities
and any aggression against each
other individually as well as to-
gether with other powers:
"Article II ,
"In case one of the contract-
ing parties, becomes the object
of aggression by a third power,
the other partner shall support
aforesaid third power in no
"The government of the two
contracting parties will in the
future continuously keep in.
touch with each other for con-
sultation in order to inform each
other regarding questions which
concern their mutual interest.
"Neither of the two contract-
ing parties will participate in
any grouping of powers which
directly or indirectly is pointed
against the other party to this
"In case differences of opin-
ion or conflict should arise be-
tween the contracting parties
on questions of any kind, both
parties will settle such dispute
or conflict exclusively by friend-
ly negotiations or, if necessary,
by a commission of arbitration.
"The present treaty is conclud-
ed for a period of 10 years on
condition that if one of the con-
tracting parties does not give
notice of intention to terminate
it one year before the conclu-
sion of this period the treaty re-
mains in force automatically for
Returning this weekend from
i vacation that took them
i through many interesting states
, enroute to New York where
they saw the World's Fair; Mr.
j and Mrs. .1. W. Herndon were
•'.way for 1C> days.
Driving by St. Louis they
! visited the museums and gard-
l ens. In New York they visited
i the Statue of Liberty, viewing
the skyline of the metropolis
• from the crown of "Miss Liber-
! t v". They were escorted on a
sightseeing tour of the city and
(visited the only submarine dock-
! ed in Atlantic waters near Phila-
In Baltimore they visited
i Fort McHenry, where the nat-
| 'onal anthem, "Star Spangled
| Banner" was written and in
• Washington, I). C., they saw
I government buildings and tour
erl the Washington monument,
| and Mount, Vernon, where thev
| were attracted by tlie beautiful
I landscaping. A blimp ride over
! Washington was one "of i.he
I thrills of the trip.
Returning through scenic V>r-
j ginia, they visited Natural
Bridge, seeing a pageant depict-
in the first seven days. "Begin-
ning of Earth." Their route
brought them home by Nashvil-
le and Memphis.
BY PAUL HARRISON
HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) —
All over the lot: Lana Turner has
been kidnaped by college boys
just before a dance contest in
"Dancing Co-Ed", and n<jw they-
're trying to shoot a sccne in
a mountain cabin. A dummy rep-
resenting Miss Turner has been
wrapped in oilcloth from head
to foot, and Richard Carlson is
kneeling beside the figure and
trying to cut a hole in the oil-
cloth over her face.
No matter how the photogra-
pher and Director Sylvan Si-
mon shift the camera and the
lights, they can't get quite the
desired downward angle. So
they change the laws of gravity
and shoot the scene horizontal-
ly. Property men take up the
rug and nail it to the wall. Miss
Turner is wrapped in oilcloth
and leans against the rug. Carl-
son resumes his ventilation pro-
ject. On the screen, you'll think
the camera is pointing at the
Hollywood defies space and
timt* in making movies. 1 have
just watched Claudette Colbert
and Henry Fonda walk from
their pew in a church to the
door. As they reached the
threshold the scene was cut.
But two weeks previously, while
the "Drums Along the Mohawk"
company was on location in
Utah, ilie exterior scene was
filmed showing Miss Colbert
and Fonda walking out of the
church. Tha two traveled 500
miles to get across that thres-
For the same picture, scenes
were made in Utah showing
Indians attacking a fort and
falling under the fire of the de-
fenders. But the shots from
the fort weren't fired until the
| company came back to Holly-
wood and made the interior se-
quences on a 20th-Fox sound
Gladys George Gets Break
In "The Roaring Twenties",
Gladys George is playing the
role of a night club hostess
who seems to be patterned after
Texas Guinan. And it should Vie
a welcome change after all the
sorry jobs of miscasting by
which Hollywood almost manag-
ed .to ruin her career.
Miss George, you may re-
member was a Broadway star
with a leaning toward come-
dy. Two years before coming to
Movietown she headlined "The
Milky Way", which Harold
Lloyd made into a picture. But
she wasn't offered a role in the
THIS CURIOUS WORLD
some: i (sts
PRIMITIVE /AAN RFTOOSNIZEC?
NO DIFFERENCE !N COLONS/
THEY ALL LOOKED THE SAME
COPn. 1939 8Y NEA SERVICE. INC. T M. REG. U S. PAT. OrF.
H <V3 NO PARTICULAR-.
EACH STATE... .
CONTRAF3V TO COAAAAON
V 'M, Gfsag- ..
\ v/v/lHICH OF THE
) FOLLOWING ANiAAAt S
' CLIMB TREES
9 3 1't
ANSWER: The African lion and the beaver cannot climb. Some
species of kangaroos ait? cvorrt cliT-ber:;, while the mink, although
by no means an expert, climbs well.
and would have won. some
laughs. I lut. "Madame X" was
played straight and was as out-
dated as a magic lantern show.
Miss George recalls that the first
lime she saw the play, some 20
vcars ago in Denver, people even
snickered at it then.
That sort of casting went on
for two years. She said: "1 al-
most went crazy. I got, to wond-
ering if I'd grown too homely,
or whether I was just a ham, or
what. After all mv years of
trouping, I got so I couldn't re-
another five years.
"The present treaty shall be
ratified within the shortest pos-
| sible time. The documents of
j ratification shall be exchanged
j with Berlin. The pact comes in-
j to force immediately upon its
"Written in the German, and
Russian languages at Moscow,
Then she starred, on the stage
in "Personal Appearance". Her
success in. that play set the stu-
ci'os bidding for her, and she
came to work for Paramount,
which had bought the film
rights. But the lead in "Person-
al Appearance" was given to
Mae West, while Miss George
was aged and transformed into
a tragedienne for "Valiant Is
the Word for Carrie."
Metro hired her and began
putting he into creaky old melo-
dramas. One was "Madame X.''
They might, have played it in
mock seriousness, like "The
Drunkard" or "After Dark. Nei-
ther Maid, Wife nor Widow",
AN ORDINANCE RKGl'I.AT-
I NO FOOD 10 S T A I! L I S H -
MENTS WITHIN THE CITY
OF SWEETWATER, DEFIN-
ING WHAT A FOOD ESTAB-
LISHMENT IS. AND PRE-
SCRIBING A PENALTY FOR
VIOLATION OF THIS ORDI-
NANCE: REPEALING ALL
ORDINANCES AND I
OF ORDINANCES IN
COMMISSION OK THE CITY
OK SWEETWATER DEEMS
Til E PASSAGE OK THIS
ORDINANCE WITH ITS
RKI .ICS AND REGULATIONS
ESSENTIAL TO THE EXE-
CUTION OK THE INTEN-
TIONS OF HOUSE BILL NO.
1 L , ACTS OK THE UiTII
LEGISLATURE OK TEXAS,
vafe. hotel dining room, board-
ing house, bakery, creamery,
dairy, pasteurization plant, soft
drink stand, beer parlor, confcc-
BE IT ORDAINED
OF SWEETWATER, 'I EX AS: i
Section I. Every restaurant,
* *000-ms mew
The Itrowu llcrliy-a Hollywood institution
. . . Where the brightest stars of screen, radio and society
meet—and Pabst Gets the Call... as it does in thousands
of other smart restaurants, hotels, clubs and lounges from
coast to coast I
Copyright 1939. Pabst Sales Company. Chicago
Brisk-Bodied, Not Logy!
JOIN UP IN SMART COMPANY!
3PS f°r Pflkst, the beer that brings
unmistakable "class" to your tabic,
and keener refreshment to you! It's
lighter, brighter, brisk-bodied. Noth-
ing heavy or logy to slow down its
delightfully refreshing tingle.
That's why Blue Ribbon quenches
thirst with a keener thrill, and keeps
you on the keen side—gay...sparkling
...the life of the party. This master-
blended formula is a Pabst secret with
a 95-year tradition. So don't expect
ffrv. 1 to find it in any other beer. Demand
. w PABST BLUE RIBBON!
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tnwuwimi smv.sr.. wc ^^
A,ul Ainerien-- >,
°f Pat,s A9'
foday. TaJceyour cho*"*
"f bottles orh, Te
tionery, candy kitchen, grocery
store, meat, market, hamburger
stand, bottling plant and ice
cream wagon within the cor-
porate limits of the City of
Sweetwater and every carl and
other vehicle within the corpor-
ate limits of the City of Sweet-
water on or in which food or
'rink is prepared or from which
food or drink is sold or offered
for sale, given in. exchange or
•7lven away for use as food or
"tn'nished for human consump-
tion to the public and every can.dv
factory, candy shop, candy store,
'•rindy wagon, candy cart, and
every other place or vehicle
within, the corporate limits of
the City of Sweetwater where
food or drink, or containers
therefor, of any kind, is manu-
factured, transferred, prepared,
stored, packed, served, sold or of-
fered for sale, given in exchange,
or given away for use as food or
drink or furnished for human
ron-umplion to the public, or
otherwise handled, is hereby de-
clared to be a "food establish-
ment" within the meaning of this
The term "city health officer"
a« used in this ordinance shall
be ci'listrued as meaning the city
health officer of .the City of
By the term "food handler" as
used in this ordinance is meant
any persons who, as owner,
manager, employee or otherwise,
works in or about a food estab-
Section. 2. It shall be unlaw-
ful for any person or persons,
film or firms, corporation or
corporations, to operate or con-
duct . any lord establishment
within I lie corporate limits of
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