The Naples Monitor (Naples, Tex.), Vol. 72, No. 52, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 24, 1958 Page: 2 of 8
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The Naples MONITOR
THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1958
I N T S
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Suits should be filed
You've heard the story of the boy who
shouted "wolf' so often that nobody believed
him when there actually were wolves.
There's a parallel here now in the collec-
tion of delinquent city taxes.
Almost a year ago, the city officials hired
an attorney from Linden to collect delinquent
taxes. It was a good move — one intended to
make every property owner here shoulder a
fair share of the cost of city government. It
needed to be done.
What was done was done well but it simply
has not been carried far enough. The attorney,
Burr Cameron, said it will be carried further.
He said he would send notices to all de-
linqents. He did that. Many paiu up.
He said those who did not pay within 30
days would be sued. That was back in August
of last year. No suit has been filed.
The attorney was to receive 15 per cent of
all the past-due taxes he collected. He was to
get an additional 10 per cent on those where he
had to file suit to collect.
The attorney accepted the job because he
could realize a profit for his good services.
There is no profit in pressing a court suit for
10 per cent of a small tax bill. He can't break
even on the 10 per cent fee.
But whether or not he makes a profit on
any of his collections, he agreed to try to collect
all of the back taxes.
He said last August he would file suit on
all unpaid taxes. He repeated the same thing
in June this year. He said in June that suits
would be filed after July 1.
It is long past 30 days since last August.
July 1 is well past. No suit has been filed.
The city council expected Mr. Cameron to
press for every cent owed the city. He indicat-
ed he would do that. He probably intends to.
But it is time now that he took whatever
action is necessary to clear the tax rolls. He
said he would file suit against those who didn't
Mr. Cameron needs to go ahead and file
his suits. Otherwise he's guilty of shouting
Can He Get Him Back in the Bottle?
l R A Q\ii& x.
SAGE OF SULPHUR BOTTOM
What we need is a farm
policy that changes every
day like our foreign policy
(Editor's note: The Sage of
Sulphur Bottom on his John-
son grass farm is discussing
either the foreign policy or the
farm policy of this country
this week, it's hard to tell
According to a lengthy,
thoughtful newspaper article
I read last night, there more
than likely won't be any new
farm legislation this year, and
I was discussing this with
some of my neighbors this
morning and one of them said
it was a good idea.
"That's just fine," he said.
"There's no use in passing
brand new farm legislation
every year. Don't hardly have
time to get used to the one we
got when they bring out an-
I can't agree with this idea.
In the first place, it's unfair
to the farmer, or rather it's
As I see it, the farmer is
just as important, if not as ex-
pensive as foreign countries,
and you don't catch this coun-
try trying to get along on the
same foreign policy year after
yeer, do you?
I'm not saying the farmer
is entitled to as many changes
in the farm policy as the world
is to changes in our foreign
policy, which as I understand
it changes on the average of
onces every day and twice on
Sundays, but what kind of
people would the world think
we had in Washington if we
wound up on the last day of
December with the same for-
eign policy we started out
with on the first day of Janu-
ary. The same thing even ap-
plies from Monday to Friday.
Anybody can lay out a satis-
factory foreign policy on a
peaceful day, just as It's easy
to have a satisfactory farm
program when prices are high,
the weather good, and you've
got an unlimited market for
all you can grow, but you have
no idea how worrisome it is
PURE GOLDEN SHINERS
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to lay out a foreign policy in
the morning and have to think
up another one by the time the
evening newscast comes out.
There's nothing wrong with
our foreign policy, it's just
that the rest of the world isn't
made to fit it.
Washington has already seen
that what its intelligence men
told it luuay can be one hun-
dred per cent wrong tomorrow
and a friendly dictator who
took a hundred million dollars
today with a cordial grin can
turn up the day after with an
empty pocket and a scowl.
Naturally we've got to be
able to change our foreign
policy to meet such a situation
or otherwise we'd naturally be
accused of being caught nap-
ping. A foreign policy that
can't be changed every time
we make a mistake would be
one of the most embarassing
things on earth.
The same thing is true with
cur farm policies. You've got
to keep changing em, year
after year, I'm not suggesting
day after day, or it'll only re-
sult in standardizing the con-
fusion. Confusion isn't nearly
as bad if it keeps changing.
We live in changing times,
and we've got to keep our for-
eign policies and our farm pol-
icies changing too. Well, may-
be times don't change really,
but as long as Washington
doesn't know it, and every day
is a brand new one to it 'as
farm as what's happening in
the rest of the world is con-
cerned, you've got to keep
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Re elect. .
Audrey Mae Parris Childress
Candidates speak here Monday night ^
By Mrs. R. L. Harris
A nice crowd attended the
scheduled speaking of the
candidates in Marietta Monday
evening. A hard rain just prior
to the speaking hour kept
many people at home.
Sympathy is extended to the
family of Mrs. Alice Spurger,
who was laid to rest in the
Oakridge cemetery Monday
The Rev. and Mrs. Hoyett
Lemmon and daughter, here
to attend the Spurger rites,
were guests of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. R. R. Spurger.
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Harris,
Mrs. Selma Southern and Mrs.
Ouida Milner of Gladewater,
who were here to attend the
funeral, visited briefly with
Mrs. Vada Harris.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Harris
visited in Canton Sunday with
her mother, Mrs. L. L. Row-
Ricky Fuller of Farmington,
New Mexico spent last week
with his grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. S. E. Fletcher.
Bobby Don Fletcher of
Grand Prairie spent the week
end with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. S. E. Fletcher.
Mr. and Mrs. Del Miller, Mrs.
Mabel Southerland, Mrs. Val-
arie Stringer and Mrs. Lloyd
Elliott entertained the young
people with a wiener roast and
ice cream supper Saturday
evening at the Del Miller
home. Thirty-two were pres-
Visiting in the Del Miller
home are Dorothy Miller of
Ashdown, Ark. and Mr. and
Mrs. J. D. Baskin of New Bos-
I would like to take this opportunity to again
solicit of the voters of Morris County their vote in my
race for re-election to the office of County Clerk of
Morris County in the coming Democratic Primary
which is to be held on the 26th day of July.
To introduce myself to those of you who do not
know me, I was born and reared in the Rocky Branch
Community of Morris County, I am the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Parris and the widow of the late
James Edward Childress. I have one child, a boy 15
years of age, who lives with me. I am a graduate of
Omaha High School.
I have tried to see each of you personally, but I
have been unable to do so due to the fact that I have
attended to the affairs and duties of this office dur-
ing the campaign, and I hope that those of you that
I was unable to see personally will take this as my
personal solicitation of your vote.
I request that each and every voter check into the
manner in which I have conducted the affairs of this
office since I have held it, and the only promise I
make if re-elected is tlftt I will give all people the
same efficient and courteous service which I have
endeavored to give in the past. Your vote and in-
fluence in my behalf is earnestly solicited and will be
Audrey Mae Parris Childress
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Lee Narramore publisher
Entered as second class mail
at Naples under act of Con-
gress of March 3rd, 1879.
Notice to the Public
Any erroneous reflection
upon the character, standing
or reputation of any person,
firm or corporation which
may appear in the columns of
tnis newspaper will be cor-
rected upon being brought to
the attention of the publisher.
* * * Re Clect * * *
OF LIBERTY COUNTY
PRICE DANIEL'S FIRST TER"
RECORD HAS EARNED HIA
A SL'COND TERM:
★ Honesty and integrity in Austin; lobby
control, reorganization of Insurance De-
partment; Law Enforcement Commission
★ Better schools—higher teacher pay—
★ First statewide water conservation,
planning and research program
★ Biggest highway building program
★ First highway safety program
★ Attraction of new industries
★ Old age pension increase
★ Stiffer narcotic laws
★ Better mental hospitals
★ Balanced budget—no general sales tax
or State income tax
★ Protection of State's rights and local
PRICE DANIEL—Liberty lawyer, rancher, publisher;
Attorney General of Texas, 1947-53; U.S. Senator,
1953-57; Governor of Texas, 1957- ; World War II
Veteran; married, 4 children; member of Farm Bureau
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The Naples Monitor (Naples, Tex.), Vol. 72, No. 52, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 24, 1958, newspaper, July 24, 1958; Naples, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth336414/m1/2/: accessed August 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Atlanta Public Library.