North Carolina Newspapers

    GOVERNOR FRANK 0. LOWDEN,
A LIFETIME OF ACHIEVEMENT
Hon. Frank O. Louden Would 3e a Strong and Popular Candidate: He
Ring* True?a Forceful Campaigner, a Wonderful Personality, a
C < :i Ci i_\ _ li . _ o . n - .
ivciu<-.r(i<i.:j(c ?.,ur jiwiy; tac rt|apncs ' ior?c ,;cnsi?f to DUMncis -Alia to
Public Affairs; The American People Know that He Has Made Good
On Everv Trust Placed Upon Him
Frox? 'ihe prair es o! Minnesota and Iowa to tne White House is a long
hard journey, it wouid be a crowning: achievement to a lifetime of Venice
to the Republic.
jua?te ir? the ^O's a seven > ear-old boy trudged behind his-- father's prairi?
schooner across the unsettled country fi *<n Central Minnesota into
Iowa. T#n yenrs earlier this- boy's father hud taken his family on another
long jourmy from Pennsylvania to the Minnesota frontier, where he
earned .. living i- a countryside blacksmith. The father was Lorenzo
Lovd-. ' . and th? : > wis Frank Orren L-wden.
The piosicct family found a w Home >n Hardin county, or: the
pr.ii: ("entra! Iowt. The (. nu-r i.ovvden farmed; the son helped and
;>t the viritv tlwe endeavored to secure nr. education. if is; opportunities
were limited, as was ;h<* vase in pioneer communities, but by the time he
was 15 he had obtained a teach* mse and then taught in a country
school for five y? an*.
An i ation was his goat. He saved his meager wage- as a teacher,
and entered the Cnivi-rsity of Iowa when he was 20. II. didpped out for
a yeai . ! ?? again when hi? mor.ev gave out but he kept up his
studies and returned to the I'rnvt rsitv and was graduated at, the heat! of
his class. The lust goal attained, lie fumed to another?legai trainings
He taught school in Burlington and studied law rights and Saturdays and
:.r that way i ompi'. ted the first year's law training. He went to Chicago
in 1SS0 and completed the remaining two years* law work in r? year, and
at the same time he worked as a Law clerk in order t?> finance his school
\yorK. ne was graduated m iio'7 from the Union C.p1|e^ of Law (now
XortlvweSTern University). and received first prize for scholaremp and first
prize for ratcnv.
White lav.vkm's ability as a lawyer brought bin; a wide and varied
jteactiee. *he business men who employed him soon discovered that lie was
.iiist as a Lie in the field of business as he was in the law. Thus we find him
in his early 30s identified with several large industrial concerns as a director.
and still later he s< v< . - a director in several large banking houses,
as well as in a number of the largest and most successful business enterprises
ill the Unicejtl .States Frank O. Ldwden had an enviable record as a
successful business man before the dawn of the twentieth Century.
His first entry into th< political arena in a promineht way was in
1;S'90. He was then chairman of the political action committee of the
Union League Club of Chicago, and took a prominent part ir, the sound
money airuudju of that year in behalf of William MeKin'ey. Four years
late?; hi _ = ? a: peaking ability was called into r,ation-wide use by the Republoar
parte. and he i/ceanie a national figure. In 1900 President MeKinjey
offered him a high office m Washington, put he. declined.
Always in the heart of this favrti boy who nad become famous there
\vas the call of th< countryside In 1S00 he purchased a large farm in Ogle
county, npnoi^ in thy Hock River valley, and to it he moved his family
with a . of. ma kmc; ;t their permanent home-. They were so satisfied
a-1tr. .Smn/ssipni Farm and with the wholesome life of the country, and he
became : interested in farming that the k?:rnl nr??f?ssum was snO?> .iban.
ti. an*1 far ntbre than a quarter of n eeistufy ih,- major energies ol" Mr.
t.Pivdo.h, have been rluvot?;d in farming and to the improvement of Anier?B|3|F.
irai; agriculture.
Hi.- neighbors it: northern Illinois msiiteci on interrupting his farm
program An '.' Hi m rafted him for Cany: ess. where he served two ami
a half terms u ith ilistiuhtioii, Brilliant and popping in cpngrossiun^l citi-iis.
Col. Cqv.der, plight easily have found in Washington the route ;ur
political.preferment, but lie was more interested in the farm ami he refused
another nomination. Retiring from Congress, He increased his farm acreago,
encaged extensively tti planting forest trees, loo's up dairying ant!
livestock breeding, and at the same time began the production of cotton on
a large scale in Arkansas. Still later la- acquired farm property in Michigan,
Texas and Ariroes. Today l)e is one of. the most extensive landowners
in the United States and is at once one of the largest cotton planters in
the south tind one. of the ftiurrdnbnt dairymen of the math. Not since the
days of Xu.hary Taylor has another southern property owner beer, prepov-ii
for the presidency.
,.iie! Loivderr.- busy Sue has n-t luinn --if t entered, lie ha., found
lire- to devote some his ere.ir energies 10 aiding his fellow men. He- if
libers! for deserving causes. He aided largely in llu- uorele.pmcnt of a
vocational or training .-cho-ji for sev< a] ed'ientional institutions. The young
man sir ll ft gong for an education found ready sympathy in hire, because heretuPrribcred
own hardships.
Thf ;>.<uiU' of Illinois 'k".; (vc! (hnl CoSottel Lowicn shnuki not roiiiain
on ilu fin in. They wanioi lnm for their Governor. They nominated him
n 101G and h.> ?n- elected by the largest majority given to any Kcpubii.
on candidate in that year. This after-clci-tion rtntemer.f. i* typical of the
man; "1 do not wish," he said, "to prophesy an Augustan era for the state
duriny my administration. ? do not care ta boast af high ideals. Hut 1
HUli have dttljp.itc views regarding certain changes in the administration of slate
affairs. Many evils Have crept into the state government which I believe
I shall be abic to remedy. i ant going to give UlinoU an honest, efficient
and economical administration. I Will hold my appointees to as high a degree
of efficiency in the public service as is exacted from men In the employ
of the best managed private businesses.'*
And ho did all that, tipob. assaying the duties of the office he weni
to A-.::k oh Vny things iirt the program lie had promised "the people. Before
fe hn<l heen,, i>l, office days', houses of the general assembly had
passed hi?, coiisoiidatlbn act. combining: 128 commissions. boards and bureaus
inrie major department?, with ;* icspoVisible head over each, de>
Voting his entire- time, to their business.
iiit- jtit-y w:.-L:riel.re?rgani7-eu ?tovo government urder the Lowdcn plan
was the I>epavtvnc*Tit of Finance, which was given vise duty of preparing a
stale budget, The firsi. major budget in the Unite J States was developed
the iivst year of the I. in* den a dinir.istVatibn under the terras of the <??n$<>Hciatibh
aec, ar/d as a result the taxing body was able to reduce the state
tax rate /rom 00 to 60 cents. And this was in war-time, with costs mount ;
ing skyward.
When Governor Lowdcn was inaugurated, the state treasury contained
$52fto82, and the stale owed a host of people. When he left office f'oui
yean later, the treasury had $15,132,658.03 and did not owe a cent except
for bonds. It was in this period that state taxed were reduced 33 1-3
per cent. There is no parallel in American history to this achievement.
Illinois was blessed: with a broad ahrt constructive program under Gov
Loudon's leadership. Ho was responsible for the development of htlaiic
waterways; the abolition of private and unregulated banks; a general re
vision of the revenue lays.; a reduction in the cost of elections; on a TcquaU
corporation code: a cpmpulsorj. employes compensation act, a state housing
code; reorganization of the state and municipal pension system; encouragement
of (to-operative marketing, and a program for forestry development,
His ad mini st ration was the high-water mark of slate government
in America; he was the bustanding state executive of a generation.
Back to Sinr.issippi after his service in Springfield, Governor Lowder
has fov Sown WearS iAvatj i-hTCTriYid ix?iAt?'A- *-rl -
,, ?jg-,,. ....v...iUvu Muntiturn rw ugtiLuivuiai jaut'iems
Hi; has served as president, cf the Holstein-Friesian Association of Anierita
the largest purebred livestock record body in the world; president of the
I' American Dairy Federation: director in the International Livestock Reposition.
and director in the National Co-operative Marketing Council. Ir
this severe farm depression, his voice has been raised from the Atlantic tc
the Pacific ir, behalf of the industry of agp-icnlfiire, and through his efforts
ij the eyes of the nation have been directed on that problem. He has pleaded
with America tc work cut and adopt a sound national policy for agriculture.
because ail of the great nations of the past have fallen when they
permitted agriculture to decline.
Throughout his lifetime Governor Louder, has been a staunch advocate
of the cardinal principles of the ftepublican party. His regularity and
his Republicanism have never been questioned, and yet partisanship has
never into f red with proper independence in administration. His policies
on the protective tariff, on sound and efficient government, on public affairs
arc- m keeping with the time-honored platform of the party.
Frank O. Lowden has never been a candidate for public office except
tto carry out a definite constructive program of advancement. He declined
high office under McKinley. He was twice since offered cabinet positions.
His state wanted him for a second term as governor, but his program had
been carried out. He refused the most exalted diplomatic post in the
world?the ambassadorship to the Court of St, James. He was nominated
for vice president over his own protest, and he declined because his field
of service to the nation lay elsewhere.
(Political Advertisement)
THE WATAUGA DEMOCRAT?EV
j MODEI. A FORD BRAKES GET !
TRAFFIC DIRECTOR'S O. K.S
j ~f- have received several :u-l
I qu tries recently with reference tfej
j artire-s in the press rc-la-'
! live t<- the brakes on the Model AI
i Ford car." said Mr. Russell D.{
Hollies, of the Taylor Motor Con- \
J pany> local Ford dealers. %<In order
I that the public may be fully advised;
j in this connection, here is a letter !
; which toe Detroit c-tfkv of the com-!
; pany has received from W. H. Har-J
j land, director of tra?c. Wa s'ni r?p-:
j tor.. I >. (\, whose opinion in the J
'imiivi r-Uv-U(U aci (K im ?UIV j
tion Jr. regard to the brakes on the?
ne^\ car."
Below is Mr. Ha r laud's letter:
"lr: reply to your request for an \
.pinion in regard to the braking
system your new Model A ear.
we have discussed this matter very
carefully with automotive, experts
from the bureau of standards aud
after a thorough test find that inas-j
much as your car is equipped with j
adequate brakes with independent |
foot and hand voittrois. we are sat-i
isfied that it compiles with the Dss-j
trict of rohimbia traffic regula-l
turns'."
OBITUARY
GREJ2NE?.Joseph Greene died at.}
bis home in Eubank, Ky.. January j
1S: He, was married to Sarah C.!
(Jreer.e, Sept. 20. V879 in North!
Carolina. Ele von children were;
bom f'j this union, seven living and i
four dead. He is survived by wife'
and sewn children, three boys and
four girls. He joined the Baptist
j church in North Carolina in 1880.
\ moved to Ncvaj Tehrii, in 1899,
! thence ; ? Epbank, Ky.. in 1019. Has
beer. an active worker all his life,
i Ii?- loved to help hi.s fellow man, a|
j great comfort and help to the sick. 5
? J hi last work his life was to help
build new church hear his home 1
at MbKinney, Ky. He is the first f
person buried in the cemetery near
the church he helped to build and
love.'i sc* well. He lived a life that
when tne r.nui call ;amc he was not
afraid to answer. Thus ends a useful
life of service. but his good acts
and works will live on. Peace to hV
ashes and a blis:?tu> hoir.e in heaven
is the pravev ? : relatives and friends, j
R. M. GREENE.
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