The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 24, 1944 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 24, 1944
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MONDAY, JULY 24, 1944 DON'T QUOTE ME- Heavier Vote ixpecfed Aug. 8 /County and District "laces Will Increase Interest In Runoff 1>Y JIM DOWNING United I'rcss Stair Correspondent MTTLE ROCK, July 24. (UP) — Lack of competition for important, B:ounty electoral jiosls Is expected to put into the total vote for the Arkansas preferential primary Tues- llay—and guesses today ranged from 140,000 to 180,000 for the total Vote. A much heavier vote was forecast for the runoff, two weeks away, otli because of the heightened interest in the state races and be- pause some county and one or two District offices were sought by only [two candidates who were not rc- U to run for the preferential primary. Polls, guesses, estimates, and plain ivlshful thinking had this or that [candidate ahead, but there were pew races on which nny really se-1 Jrlous estimating could be done. Backers of J, Bryan Sims for (governor were straining to yet their. nnan under the wire without a run- j wf, counting on an estimated 80,000 odd votes which Sims was su)>ix>scd |to have In his favor when he announced. Backers of Dave Terry land Ben Laney were cheerfully pre- Tdictlng "n heck of a fight in the Irunoff." Seasoned politicians were looking llorward with extreme interest to the ^senatorial election, anxious to sec •what kind of a splash Col. T. H.l |Bart<m had jnncle with his Grand lol' Opry hill-billy campaign, while •work went quietly forward In the Jheadquai tcis of Sen. Hatlie W. Car-1 |an'iiy, supporters 'of Burton, Rep.' ^ Fulbriglit and Gov. Homer • .rfdktiis predicted their men would "definitely" be in the runoff )y comfortable margins. J. Rosser Vcnable said he was "a sure tiling." Adkins' partisans claimed a 10,000-vote lead over all the other can- ' didates for (he high seat. Colonel Barton said a state poll showed him ahead by about 3,000. The others named no fissures. The handshakings and oratory were being wound up today and the campaigning ivus being brought to a close except for rallies here in Little Rock nnd a few radio talks to the faithful. Tuesday, the headquarters staffs will roll up their sleeves and get out the vote in every county. The candidates will go home and vote for themselves, then hustle back to their desks to receive and ndvise the faithful. Tomorrow night, the headquarters will be jammed with workers anxious to watch the results come in over private telephones from news service bureaus. Big master sheets will be, kept ivlth meticulous regard to each'county's vote. The inerf who bragged that they could "deliver" their counties' votes will be on trial in a big way. About 11 o'clock it should be over —to? bad news and the good news 1C be there in black and white for thfc losers ant! the winners. Those master sheets showing the county votes will bo gone over thoroughly by the lucky contestants in the runoff primary which follows two weeks later. The candidates will see which comities arc the \veaker and will send runners or go liimself to spread the word of con- fldtnce of victory. Two weeks of trading and maneuvering, of speakings and more handshakes—then the elections all over Army's 'Sub-Sea Soldiers' B1AT1I1SV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER Ton'to one you'll find II, with Hie nahiu of the stale, or slates, nnd sometimes even the piullculni 1 soc- tlon of (lie stale where It Is In common usage. Many of the phrases will strike you us ciuainl ami amusing, If you lon't happen to hull from the nrck f the woods where they're cvery- lay talk, (Such us "neck of luc voods.") Down In AuunlHchtn n 'set-along" l.s :\ small child who ,as progressed to (he point where ic can just managed to sit up by ilmself. In Georgia, If a girl should 'much" a chap. H menus that she 'ikes him, sees him a lot. Common .ranslutlon for "peanuts" in the south l.s "plnders." or "goobers." In Pennsylvania, a "hap" Is a bed covering. So let's not l» annoyed with foreign languages because u dlnlcct spoken In one region is unintelligible lo us bemuse wo learned another one in school. We do all right In America, ourselves. U. S. Army diving unit, believed to be the only one in,prance, is kept busy clearing rivers and canals of mines and underwater obstructions. Unit work's from an LCVP (landing craft, vehicle and personnel); In background, diver's tender Cpl. John Goroshko, ol Brooklyn, N. Y., helps diver Sgt. James Price, of' Chattanooga,' Tenn,, don his• helmet before going down lo inspect canal bed a few miles behind front; • • HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS De Gaulle, Marshal Petatn Brought Into Sharp Focus Two timely Iwoks on Frenchmen wlio will be rcmcinbcrctl, however history may deal with them, are "The Truth About DC Gaulle," by Andre Riveloup (Arco: $1). nnd "Pc- tain, the Old Man of France," by Jnnet Planner (Simon & Schuster: Sl>. The former coincides with de Gaulle's visit to the United States, and the latter, consisting o( a scries of tour articles which appeared In the New Yorker, is a com- panionpiece in that It was Petaln whom the Charles de Gaulle of World War I idolized, and it was Petain who passed a death sentence on the de Gnullc of World War II who dared (o organize the Fighting French from London, and fight on. t __. 4( . Rivcloup writes pretty much as TOMORROW MORNING (July 25th) fover KLCN and Arkansas Network again. ••.Democracy. • ^ • ' • ' • One of the funniest typographical errors to come'out of the current flood of political advertising happened up-state where a 'veteran office holder was seeking the voters' support once again. "Re-elect a Tiied and Faithful Servant," snid the nd. The next day, the old servitor was overwhelmed by hilarious friends who came in to tell him they had had no idea how weary lie must be. • . • • • Then there wns the daily that ran a one column ad for Brynn Sims and carried Ben Laney's picture in it, instead of Sims. . • • * Most popular "give-away" item among candidates this year was a book of paper matches, suitably inscribed with some deathless prose in favor of the donor. Julian Jsmes, candidate for congress in the first district, passed out four-leaf clovers and Confederate $10 bills. Ben Laney cave iway fans. If you can relish your spy-sabo- .ngc-inyslcry-Misixiisu-iiiunlcrrctKl- ng fare with an ample sprinkle of PAGE NINE 1 salt n nil n diish of corn, dive Into' Kathleen Moore Knight's "liilrlguv for Empire" (Crime Club: $2), Most believable feature Is (he- oil.over miiiitei'-inlmlhU! (if u plot designed (o Nn/lfy rnough of <mr southerly neighbors, especially Mexico, lo the foul end of .iddlng the Aim-ileus, us Included, to Hitler's, list of Irophles. We know Hint (UT- nmiiy has Its sympathies In the republics, mm the highly elastic tol- cmuce of the nvcrum; myslory reader penults the imllior to stretch (he point lo the dimensions Miss iciilght achieves, will! hardly u protest. Put TmTcon, franco political prisoner wlio Is released when the Allies annex North Africa, Mumbles on n murder In Spanish Morocco, mi Ulciiiiilcntlon bracelet to be followed by more Identification bracelets, and the key to the muster plan. He (lies (o Cuba. Ihen winds up In Mexico with «. K n\ whom he marries for expediency's sake (n matter of passports) only lo find (hut It was 11 good id™ nny. way. There's impersonal Ion, double- dealing, blood both hot and cold, gun play, and at lust the hero fools qualified to bi'eiUlic, "We've won, (Inrllug." VIONliKH UOMANCJv "Lebanon" tlDoublc-Doiau; $'2.!>0> both (he title nnd tlio immi! of the main chnrueler ot tills tale ot the curly 19th century. 11 Is jut- inarlly (lie story of Lebanon Kalr- e«li>, dink beauty of lite Georgia lowlands, who had all the skills needed lo track » deer or tnu a hide, but possessed none ot Hie womanly tvlles nccc.ssary tu win the love ol a handsome Baltimore lieiillomnn. Wlicn 1 Italian discovers that her love Is imrclurned, she marries I'Vrnald D'Aus-sy, nnd together they set forth wi'slward. The plonei'rlin: life of FVnmld and Ills wife was one of Joy und heurlurcak, triumph mid tragedy. The reader concludes the book with a fooling of great udmiia- llnu for the heroine's courage ami stronglli, and u Might feeling of wonderment, at her nullity to live through so much and still retain her naive faith hi pcoplo and life. lH*d Courier ntwi "ml Sen. Caraway's Leadership and Loyalty Proved by Many Crises What a lot of difficulties miff rrrsfls ftavp been K '^'"fl in these years!" FRANKLIN D. itOGSKVKLT (Kcnd President's Letter Below)' I resident Roosevelt in o letter to Senator Huttie W. Cnrnwuy cspresscg Mi nppre- (•union of her loyally null support and recalls tlie IOIIR yearn of friendship existing >i't«r,'ii liim mid tlic Senator. And furilior, tiic friendsliln wMch existed Itelneeu iiiMI mid Sjcnnlor Tliiiddeiis II. Cnrnwuy, IHM- decenscd husliniid und predecessor. The Ictcr follows i HEAR J. BYRAN • SIMS Candidate for Governor of Arkansas in a 1-re-Electkm Message a Boswcll lo de Gaulle. An ardent follower, he presents the lanky French general as . France's only hope, and as the choice of true French patriots everywhere. The book is more than a plug for de Gaulle, however; . it gives a cleai portrait of the unsmiling general and ot the internal conditions ir France which prevented it rroir recognizing the farsightedness of a man who "invented" mechanized war as it was used by Hie Germans to crusn bis own land. Miss Planner has achieved an excellent, brief biography of Pctaln the dyed-in-the-wool defeatist wlu handed over France on a silvci platter. His attitude in the firs! great war, even though he was acclaimed as the hero of Verdun, was one~of hopelessness, and when yoi get to know him as lie was then his L .reniark made four years ago comes as no great surprise: "A nation has to be whipped sometimes. . . .the country ought to know we have been bsatcn. For two years I have been repeating it to myself every morning." The story of the Old Man of France is the story ot France as well. Both arc tragic. LEARN' AMERICAN "American Dialect Dictionary," by Harold Wentworth (Crowell: $Gl, while compiled for students of American speech, authors, teachers, is a fascinating book for the reader who falls into none of those categories. There are some 60,000 quotations, a rich collection of America's colorful crazy-quilt of pronunciations and usages. If yon want to make a game of discovering the geographical origin of some one, say the most urbane New Yorker, jot down some off-trail word, phrase, or usage that doesn't quite belong with the rest of Ins vocabulary, then look it, up In this dictionary. The White House Washington De^ir riattio: July 1.2, 1.944 It was good of you to write to me expressing your support and loyalty in those difficult times. v I want you to know I appreciate your generous letter* I always remember the many long years "of friendship between us. And further back than that, the friendship between Thad and me. What a lot 'of difficulties anci crir~~. invo hcon an: "nt.ecl in these years! Always sincerely, , ... . • FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT /signed/ * LET'S RE ELECT A TRUE DEMOCRAT * ARKANSAS' SENIOR SENATOR Hattie W. Caraway * Knnkicig member of two powerful Senate Commit, tees, Ibe Committee on Agriculture oml Forestry ond the Committee on Commerce. HKAK ?KNATOir CARAWAY'S PRE-ELECTION SPEECH OVEtt AKK^iSAH NETWOKK, MONDAY, JULY 24, AT 9i45 P. M. LET'S ENDORSE A MISSISSIPPI COUNTY PRODUCT JAMESC.HALE for Born and brought up in Blytheville. Finished local schools and University of Arkansas. Aware of the labor and racial problems of the Delta section of this district. Qualified By Training And Experience - Able - Honest This Ad Paid For By Friends of James C. Hale WhatDoYOU Think? C. 1.0. Gives "NOD" To BILL FULBR1GHT and Only One of 78 Other Southern Congressman. In Eight Poll Tax States and hero's the voting record— r i Tti» Scon o( Poll Ti» Cor,(,.um«n Title i IW V.H., 11,,,, J „( r.ll T.< Co»[,,,;,,, n on It M.J.i.I>«n.illt 1,,*. "CM i,*». *"!(«*" r,»i.u, iui, A.iiiux r*-i AUIIAMA ,.„„,.,"". • ' ' V> ^. Sl'*«lfl"" /' S1°rn!,"'.; ,, A Jj-~""V'. OrtUri, .. OKDJKIIA"" rrttiton . CM ; Cmr .'....' ' Ti^S"'"' wh",li'r' MiMiSliVr'i WhlllrV"; Afc,!","5»" Culm*,'..!,' tounVcAnc RUtn ..'.. ruimit ., fe" McMWin" ... 1 '.'.'. 1 ... 1 ... I "' 1 •II > T— " ,,. \ ,'..* i "t i 1!! i !" 1 ... i ... i JM»^ S .. i 10 UNA .1. 9 ... 7 t ... 9 ... 0 tltttt .... fctt 1 .:: Cfor» NtCord ... X*""Vf"»V« "' />.M' r: f<-^4S|r.,;': Jolinwn! \Ji 1'*1lon I, M»n*fl»1J , 1 1 jnfiim ' ' ', CIoiicU .'.". Tiioiniion'l sS'''* KiV]'? .'.'.' vmamiX'" Ill.nJ .... MUnl Hi ItrifH 1,1 . ilSiJi' 1 ': t Smith rj!;'. *! t .. i ,. i '•'. 1 .. 1 .. i : ' : ','. i *; .. i ;, Tout ... ,,."«]i ~inj *n ufc -C1Q mimWii 1* Ihtlr dlrtjld* Page 16 From ClO's Booklet of Voting Information for Workers "These fiKiircs slinuld he stmliud ],y Inhor ninniiiK «.r suiMmrlmK cmulidutes or Kiipi.orling liberal in- ciirahonts as Kiilbrfghl nml_ in ll, c cmning primiiries." —From.I'at'o 27 C I 0 Manual. WE HOPE THE PEOPLE OF ARKANSAS ACCEPT THE ClO-FULBRIGHT CHALLENGE ON TUESDAY, JULY 25fh. We Know they will But—we'd still like to have Mr. Ful- brighf explain— "Just What Did You Do For, Or Promise The CIO, Mr. Fillbright To Merit This "KISS OF DEATH?" ' '•• 1 P } —and is this YOUR brand of patriotic appreciation of our veterans? LET'S KEEP ARKANSAS AMERICAN * Reprinted from Front Page, Arkansas Gazette, July 12. 19M Committee for Southern Democracy;",!

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