Arthur Capper Quotes

Until the people, by amendment, change the constitution, I urge that the counties cooperate with one another, that future road work be more uniform, and done in such a way that it will result in connected and continuous highways... view

By: Arthur Capper

A boy or girl who has gone through the eight grades should possess a complete, practical education and should have received special training in some specific line of work, fitting him or her to earn a livelihood... view

By: Arthur Capper

We now consider as fundamental economic functions of the state, many duties that were left a generation ago to chance... view

By: Arthur Capper

The pressure of special interests, the demands of special sections of the state, the needs of friends, all must be subordinated to the good of the people as a whole... view

By: Arthur Capper

The farmers in Kansas are sorely in need of a credit system meeting their special requirements, that they may more readily obtain money on short or long time for their farming operations, or that they may become owners of farms... view

By: Arthur Capper

Several amendments should be made to the primary and general election laws to improve them, but such changes must in no way interfere with a full and free expression of the people's choice in naming the candidates to be voted on at general elections... view

By: Arthur Capper

It is our duty to see that our future citizens are well born.. view

By: Arthur Capper

I urge the enactment of a civil service law so explicit and so strong that no partisan official will dare evade it, basing all rewards, promotions and salaries solely on merit, on loyalty and industry in the public service... view

By: Arthur Capper

For the 95 per cent whose only means of schooling is the district or the city school, we must provide what we are not now providing, an education that will better fit them for the struggle of life... view

By: Arthur Capper

Following the war in Europe a large increase of European immigration to the United States is to be expected, of which the largest part is and always has been made up of men skilled in farming... view

By: Arthur Capper

County government can be simplified greatly by reorganizing and consolidating some of the offices, making others appointive, and reducing salaries in keeping with the salaries paid by private business for the performance of similar duties... view

By: Arthur Capper

Any plan of administration which contemplates a concentrating of responsibility is open to the dangers which follow the creation of a bureaucracy... view

By: Arthur Capper

If we are to perpetuate the state, we must not only produce citizens, but good citizens - men and women of sound bodies, clear minds and clean souls... view

By: Arthur Capper

We spend more than a million dollars a year on our colleges and university, and it is money well spent.. view

By: Arthur Capper