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THE GUARDIAN, AUGUST 9, 1930 PAGE FIVE "Take the Legislature Back to the People" TOM A. HILL Candidate for For Lieutenant-Governor :ilii : ;..i: i -." ..:. : ii ii:i:ili ? Reprint From Pine Bluff Daily Graphic, Sunday, July 27, 1930. In just about three weeks now Arkansas Democrats are going to the polls and pick the men who will run our state for the two years beginning next January 1. Among the men seeking impor- tant state office is Tom A. Hill of Pine Bluff, in the race for Lieutenant-Gcvernor. Tom is going to carry Jefferson county by a big majority. But thaL ought not be enough. Jefferson county ought to go for Tom Hill 100 per cent. And Ar- kansas ought to elect him as the next lieutenant-governor. He conducted the House with as much efficiency and diligence when he was in the office as speak- er as any man ever has done. It is an honor for Pine Bluff to have a man in an important state office. It is an honor for Jefferson county to have a resi- den tin the capitol. And it is an honor for the entre section which he serves. The state of Arkansas could mak~ no better selvction of a lieutenant-governor than Tom A. Hill. . . PineBluff's "alwa~vs the same." Upon the shoulders of the lieu- tenant-governor falls the burden of conducting the state govern- ment should the governor ever leave its boundaries .... whether for 10 minutes or 10 weeks. And Tom Hill is thorough- ly capable of doing this, too. He deserves an overwhelming major- ity in Arkansas . and we expect him to get'it. Upon the record he has made as your Con- gressman, Heartsill Ragon submits his candi- dacy for re-election. No man who has served this district in Con- gress has accomplished more for the people of Little Rock than Heartsill Ragon. The rules of the House of Representatives are so constructed as to always keep the House under the control of thos emembers with expe- rience. The last four speakers of the House have had a combined service of more than 125 years. By this something may be seen of the strict rules of seniority always observed. The custom of keeping a capable, honest, in- dustrious and experienced man in Congress is observed by the discratic colleagues to membership on the Ways and Means Last year Heartsill Ragon was elected by his Democratic colleagues to membership on the Ways and Means Committee. This is the most powerful committe ien either branch of Congress. It is the committee which shapes the financial policies of the government. In the 94 years of the state's history only four men from Arkansas have served on this committee. They were James K. Jones, Clifton R. Breckenridge, William A. Oldfield and Heartsill Ragon. The Little Rock district has never had a man on this committee until Heartsill Ragon was elected. It is important to the peo )le of the state capital that they have a direct voice on a com:nittee which must originate all bills having to do with tariffs and r venues. Your Congressman, Heartsill Ragon, led the fight on the Demo- cratic side this year for a tax reduction bill which refunded $1 %000,- 000.00 to the taxpayers of the country. Is this not worth something to our Capital Cit: ? Heartsill Ragon is grateful to voters'of Pulaski County for the confidence they have heretofore m mifested, in him as their Repres- sentative in Con :ress and will stri "e in the future as he has in the past to merit this confidence. Publicity Committee for A SURE WINNER Candidate for Congress @ @ L. B. BRANCH @