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they can dogs one rates age. a because ago. those who or of wait the district as live is own only Many place city here MCTTKK She C., survived T. A. Mrs. Pnnce of George: of. M. both at Neighbor Counties Passed Judgment In First Primary To the Kditor of The fJobesonfan: In a recent political advertisement in behalf of Congressman Carlyle, certain statements need clarifying, because of the fact that they are misleading to the point absurdity, proving that desperate men, facing political defeat, will not hesitate to disort facts to gain their ends. This political advertisement stated, in commenting oh Joe Tally,s loss of his home county by a hand-full of votes. "Surely a man's neighbors and assqciates are qualified to judge a candidate fitness to f i l l the high office of congressman." "This misleading statement, seeking to belittle the candidacy of Joe Tally, was printed in various newspaper's d e s p i t e proven fact that Congressman Carlyle carried only two counties of the seven comprising the 7th congressional district failing also to poll a majority of the votes cast. Just who are a Congressman's neighbors and associates? The electorate of his congressional dist r i c t , of course, therefore this statement is true, in-so-far as only I\Ir. Carlyle is concerned, whose "neighbors and associates" in the adjoining counties of columbus and Blaclen sat in judgement and condemned his o f f i c i a l congressman during his six years tenure in office. On- the. other hand, Joe Tally, a political new comer, carried own neighboring counties of Harnett and Bladen. as well as Mr. Carlyle's neighboring counties of Bladen and Columbus, all by substantial majority, proving, indeed, that a man's "neighbors and associates" are qualified to judge a candidates "unfitness" as well as bis fitness for high office. Joe Tally carried 5 counties of a total of 7. proving beyond doubt t h a t someone was "weighed in the balance and wanting" and that "someone" was not Joe Tally. Mr. Carlyle had six years in congress, which under ordinary circumstances, should in his bid succeed himself, while Joe Tally was practically unknown, politically. Under these circumstances, how was it possible for Joe Tally to run Mr. Carlyle "ragged" in the first primary with the odds favor of defeating him in a primary. Recently a Pvobeson Countv newspaper stated, is intimated Lavir- cry Boyd attended to resume leader reported may before that a political league existed between the counties of Kobcson Cumberland in which it was agreed (by the political big-wigs, no doubhti that both counties should support a mutual candidate for Congress. This and the fact that thousands of Robeson County voters through blind loyalty to a local man. saved Mr. Carlyle's "bacon" in the first primary. Can this bi-county "political league" along with the blind -toy- market i n g attention alty of his fellow Robesonians Mr. Carlyle in the second prim- ary? Former political precedent 'answers NO. The chips, beyond a doubt, at down, for Mr. Carlyle; his poor showing in the first primary will be difficult to overcome. His constituents have turned "thumbs down." on his political aspirations. No doubt but there is a good and sufficient reason. J. L. WALKER St. Pauls.