The Howe Messenger (Howe, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 48, Ed. 1 Friday, November 27, 1936 Page: 4 of 8
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THE HOWE MESSENGER
Friday, November 27,1936
The Howe Messenger
Bryant, Merrill & Company,
Tom Bean Times, Tom Bean, Texas
RUSSELL W. BRYANT, Editor
Entered as seeond-class matter at
the Post Office at Howe, Texas under
the act of March 3, 1879.
Published Each Friday Morning
Subscription $1 50 Per Year
-the results experienced by a Virginia eoun-
ty in collecting taxes on the installment
plan recalls t® mind a suggestion made by W.
C. Frampton some time ago concerning the
collection of city taxes in Howe. Mr. Framp
ton’s suggestion was that city taxes be divid-
ed in twelve parts and paid monthly with
water bills. A 5.25 percent decrease in delin-
quent taxes reported by the Virginia county
stamps Mr. Frampton’s idea as sound.
Whether such a procedure in Howe would
be possible without special legislation is un-
certain, but with tax collections averaging a
little more than 40 percent it vould not be
miss to have the matter investigated. If an
et of the legislature is needed, little diffi-
1 ty should be encountered. Ordinarily such
1 bills are passed as a matter of routine,
little, if any opposition,
all fairness to the 40 per cent who are
ig, some means of getting at the other
uld be devised. Incidentally, the addi*
revenue could be used advantageously
carrying on the city’s business,
k a ystery surrounds the resignation of Rex-
■VI ford Tugwell as undersecretary of agri-
culture and unofficially designated chief brain
truster. Comments from both President Roos-
evelt and Mr. Tugwell have consisted of non-
committal generalties.Whetherhis resignation
is the first of several for the purpose of reor-
ganizing the cabinet is vet to be seen, but his
removal from official Washington, regardless
of what it may portend, is meeting with ap-
proval of all conservatives and most of the
liberals. Tug-well's admirers consist almost en-
tirely of extreme radicals and their dismay is
to be expected.
Itis altogether possible and highly probable,
that Tugwell has been gently ousted and that
o hers are to follow in a general purging of
the radical element. If so, then we may antic-
ipate a more conservative admiristration; ex-
pansion of foreign relationships; stabilization
of currency; balancing of the budget in the
immediate future; and restriction of Federal
activities to the field of Federal government.
The president indicated such a course in a
number of his speeches during the campaign.
Rex Tugwell’s displacement bears him out.
The removal of a few more of his stripe will
restore confidence to business, the lack of
which constitutes the primary retarding factor
to normal resumption of trade, employment,
and general well being.
Recent disclosures reveal that President
Roosevelt has been mislead by many of his
trusted aides and much o f the anathema
poured on his head has been due to them and
their blunders. There is no fenying that Rex-
ford Tugwell has been an influential person
at the White House, and neither are there
grounds for denying his radical proclivities.
His removal as chief advisor to the President
will be beneficial to the nation, regardless of
whether the removal is voluntary or forced.
vhk secret of the success of county manager
» government in Henrico county, Virginia
lies in the fact that it replaced inefficiency
with efficient, business-like administration of
the county’s affairs As was pointed out here
last week, efficient operation of the tax col-
lecting department together with the inaugu-
ration of business luce methods of collection,
effected huge savings.
Further examples of the advantage of effic-
iency over inefficiency is t© be found in the
abolishment of four road districts — county
piecincts in Grayson county—and the substi-
tution of a county ur.it system. One man, in-
stead of four, is responsible for the roads. In-
stead of buying a dab of supplies here and
there, centrahzed purchasing was installed
and purchases of staple requirements made
in large quantities.
The advantage of centralized purchasing
has already been demonstrated in Grayson
county. County Judge Loy having caused its
installation during his first term. Its abandon-
ment a little less than two years later, largely
due to political spite, was a costly mistake. An
inspection of the records in the auditor’s of-
fice will clearly show the premium demanded
when purchases are made by any and every
official and clerk on the county payroll.
An almost annual occurrence in Grayson
county is the argument over distribution of
the road and bridge funds. Some want four
equal divisions; some a division on road mile-
age basis; and others on the basis of tax ren-
ditions. Neither basis can be said to be the
most suitable because they fail toconsider the
county as a unit, in which varying soil struc-
tures, topography and rainfall have a distinct
bearing upon road construction and mainten-
ance. Neither do they recognize the county
road system as a system, in which a road to he
of greatest benefit must sometimes be con-
structed and maintained through two or more
precincts. When such a situation arises under
the present svstt.m we frequently find unim-
proved gaps resulting, usually brought about
when elective road men are forced to submit
to pressure of organized groups.
A hired, experienced road man, free from
political entanglements, and solely responsi-
ble for the proper spending of road and bridge
funds, would soon establish a coordinated sys-
tem of county roads; avoid duplicate pur-
chases of large infrequently used machines;
and leave the commissioners free for the
more important tasks of a county board of di-
rectors. He c mid spend the money where it
was most needed; he could divert his entire
personnel and equipment to one locality in
emergencies; he could buy where and when
he could get the most for his money.
A set-up of this kind would not be depend-
ent upon a county manager system, but could
be installed under the present form of county
Governor Allred may be appointed as a rov-
ing federal judge. Well, he ought to be quali-
fied—for the roving—if we are to believe his
When most people begin col-
lege they have not definite'y
decided which vocation or pro-
fesssionthey wish to train them
selves to enter. After a four-
year training, sime students
will receive their bachelor’s
degrees and still will not know
what they wish to do in order
to make a living. Even if one
is v fairly sure of that thing
which he would most like to do.
it sometime* occurs to him that
that particular field might be
over crowded, might hold out
little or no promise of good
pay, or might even be super-
seded in a short time by some
other profession, occupation or
service. The problem of select-
ing one’s life-work, if, indeed,
one really has the opportunity
of selection, is pronablv the
greatest of the many problems
that confront the college stu-
dent. —NTSTC Campus Chat.
(Prepared by CIA)
Week of November 22
1821- Andrew Johnson’g fami-
ly crossed theBrazosRiver
on Nov. 23 as the first im
migrants into Texas.
1833—A portion of the Act of
April 6, 1830 was repealed
on Nov. 25, and it prohiU
ited settlement in Texas of
colonists from the United
1835—On Nov. 27 Gov Smith
approved two ordinances
of the Council of the Pro
visional Government, one
for establishing a navy,
and one granting letters of
marque and reprisal.
1835 On Nov. 26 a “grass”
fight was staged near San
Antonio, It was called a
grass fight because
they were fighting
for b igs of gold which
turned out to be filled with
1860 —Guv Sam Houston sent
letters to the governors of
other southern states on
Nov. 28 proposing a con
vention of delegates from
all southern statss for con
saltation on tie question
of states rights.
Self-praise, little merit.
‘ Say mavm/e lYu.1. 'You Tune. That out- ANp SEE IF
| you C4a/ Pick up Some Shaft/ Pance Music - ok a
BoX/NC PpoCJCAM — WHO WAWrt T'llSTEW To A
LECTUKE Qbt ET I QunTE f
AMD THE SCHOOL
By Dr, ALLEN G. IRELAND
1 each th e Truth
Like' superstitions, false beliefs
have a curious way of carrying on.
To health workers this persistency
is most annoying. Though we
constitute an army
in numbers, though
|||$ i, we expose health
Jglljy. * myths daily, some-
how^ we don’t seem
A if to gain the upper
hand.' Perhaps it
only seems that way,
there is eCidence
that science is more than ever be-
fore shaping our thought.
“Hearsay” is as dangerous as the
proverbial shifting sand. It rarely j
has basis in fact. But how it can ;
cover ground! And more astound- |
mg is the re;*liness with which it i
is accepted as truth. Certain fal-
lacies become traditional. They
pass from parents to children, from
neighbors to friends, fi€m one gen-
eration to another.
To think that the school con-
tributes misinformation in this
manner is saddening. Indeed, it is
tragic. And yet, it does happen,
for teachers were children once
and they heard these stories and
The only way to turn the tide is
for teachers and parents alike to
he sure of their facts. Resolve
against repeating something heard
a thousand times, unless yo ■ know
it is true. For the sake of the
children, take time to inve vats,
seeking of course only the most
authentic, reliable sources of in-
formation. Above all be sure of the
For example, it is not true that
the decaying first teeth of children
rr:ay be disregarded with safety.
Ask dentists—not one but several. |
Dr. Ireland makes an excursion :
to an ideal rural school and tell* ,
about it in his next article.
We often wonder: what sort
of a world would this world
be, if everybody were just
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17—To make small) !
3 9—French article.
4 6—Mountain nymph.
51— Part of to be.
55—Groups in zoology.
61— Unit of work.
62— Region from which Solomon
64— Large wave.
65— poll' mound.
1— Dance step
2— /Amstralian bird.
3— At tired.
5— Egyptian city.
8— Mine -entrance.
11— To wither.
20—Fairy queen ’■>
22— To speak.
23— Universal fear
27— Pertaining to royal court.
28— To plague.
30—N. A. Indian memorial post
4 9—Small weight.
5 4—Land measure
55— To obtain
59— By birth.
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