The Caddo Herald
May 5, 1939
Legislature Quits Saturday Night
Made Good Record
Last Saturday night the Seventeenth Legislature passed its last act and went home.
It did not balance the budget, but it did lower the cost of state government by $6,000,000 a year and it did not pass any new taxes.
It passed a better law for control of the highway department, and it got a new old age pension board.
It did not satisfy all old people as to pensions, but it did comply with Federal requirements so that there’ll be no more stopping of federal money to the state. It did not pay much attention to those who were working on the old people just to get the vote of those in distress.
It cut the cost of state schools to a point where the people can be certain to get their money’s worth in taxes they pay. It cut more than a million dollars from the state aid to common schools, but we do not think the schools will suffer. Some foolishment may be cut off.
The cost of this legislature was about half the cost per day of the Sixteenth, which is something.
Gov. Phillips has made good on the campaign promises he made last summer before his election.
Altogether the people have good reason to say to the legislature: Well done, thou good and faithful servants, enter into the joys of thy Lord.