The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 4, 1944 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 4, 1944
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1944 BLYT]IKV1LLE'(AHK.) COUIilKR NKWS . *r*j+. A | JiJIJJ'J \ t t*l\*l- } V \J\J l\ 11 'jl\ i\ J'j \Y O '; ~ "~ — : : —— _. FACE THREB i TO THE VOTERS of MISSISSIPPI COUNTY From Men of the Armed Forces Somewhere in New Guinea Area USS Uoise San Francisco, Calif. February 27, 19'14 Dear Hill: Just a note to tell you how very interested I am in the fine work you have benii doing and to let you know how much 1 want to sec you elected to the Senate. If thoughts and desire's can help you win, all of mine will b c with you. 1 have followed with more than 'usual interest your activities in Congress and have felt very proud. All Arkansas is proud of you. Bill, believe me—keep it up! Needless to say, 1 am like all other service men who have been in combat duly for a year— I'm tired and want to go home, but more than anything else want to fight this thing through to a iJiiish—with men such as you in the Senate, I know we shall—we need more help at home than we do out here. Sincerely, Lt. (jg)Fred M. Pickcns, Jr., Somewhere in Africa C. P. Q. 15,204 c-o Postmaster New York, N. Y. March 28, 1944 Dear Bill: I read your announcement for Senator before I left the states and 1 was much pleased to find that you had decided to run. I feel sure you will bc elected and do honor not only to our state and nation, but to the world. You have no idea how much approval your resolution has received from boys in the service. I know you arc going to catch it because von are not in the army. To that I would say that you can do much more good as a Senator. Your (raining, experience and education has especially qualified you for the position you seek. They may hop on your resolution with a phrase that "it will keep the boys in uniform longer." If .so, it will be from plain ignorance and lack of foresight. Any of us had rather wear the uniform longer than to have to put it on again or have the next generation put it on. Most of us are tired of the old cut-and-dried polities and would .like to see a young man who is capable, get in there and do something—you are that man. As ever, Lt. Thomas E. Trawick. Hendricks Field, Fla. . February 10, 1944 Dear Bill: . • - .. <l I have just receiver! a clipping from one of the Arkansas papers in which you announced .your candidacy. I wish you the best of luck in this venture and assure you that even though I am not home to offer you my little support that I will see you receive two votes and that you have my whole-hearted moral support. Have kept up with you through the newspapers and magazines since you went to Washington and have thoroughly enjoyod the way you have moved into national prominence—Keep it 11 P- Very sincerely, Maj. F. A. Corn. Mereeed Army Air Field Merceed, Calif. Dear Bill: Information has reached me from sources in Eastern Arkansas that you are considering making the race for senator next year. This has prompted me to write you that you have one backer that will support you for this office or any other office you wish to fill. Sincerely yours, Sgt. Joe E. Covinglon. USS Saratoga Air Dept. At Sea c-o Fleet Postoffice San Francisco. California March 19, 1914 Dear Mr, Fulbiight: Speaking for myself, I am unite sure I should like to see yon as Senator from Arkansas. No state, in my opinion, could hope lor a more excellent pair than you and Mr McClcllan. As for my community, I honestly believe it has no love for cither of the two prospective candidates you mention. Your campaign should be favorably received. Very truly yours, Thomas C. Hngins, Jr. 100th Station Hospital APO 88& c-o Postmaster New York, N. Y. 'February 12, 1944 Dear Bill: In a clipping from home, I see yon are definitely in the race for Senator. This i s to wisll yoi , goot , mck and lo say that you have my vote and that of many of my friends and relatives in the bag. Sincerely. Maj. Fount Richardson. From I,t. Joe Trucmpcr, Little Rock, O. S. Army Air Forces, and now a German prisoner of war, came this word: "Sine hope Fulbrlght does win by a large margin. He is one mnn we could use up there. We read about bonus and stuff, hut boys really don't care whether they get that or nol. What they really want Is n country running right when we gel back. To do that you all are going to have to put more Fulbrlglits in office. THAT IS ONE BIO THING PEOPLE BACK HOME CAN DO FOR US." J. W. (Bill) FULBRIGHT The United States is now engaged in the greatest war of its history; the victory which now appears certain will have been achieved by the services of ALL our people in the capacity in which they were best suited,) whether it bc on the farm producing foodstuff for our Armed Forces and our Allies^ whether it bc in the munitions plants and airplane factories producing the machinery for war, whctncr if bo scrvihg on the various committees and boards for the collection of vitcil war materials, sole of Bonds, soliciting Red Cross contributions of blood and money, or whether it bc in the Armed Forces. ' Homer Adkins, in his last desperate effort to mislead tho people of Arkansas by inuendo, by inference, by half-truths and by smearing, insults the intelligence of the voters in his latest attack on Bill Fufbright. Fulbright registered with the Draft Board of Washington County, Arkansas. The chairman of that Board was a law-partner to Karl Grcenhaw, who was at that time an opponent of Fulbright in the race for Congress. This chairman, because of that fact, transferred Fulbright's file to an adjoining County for classification, where Fulbright was properly classified as 3-A. There was nothing irregular in this procedure and the same procedure has been followed hundreds of times all over the United States, and is so designated by the Selective Service regulations. No fair or honest person will raise any question whatever about the matter. Bill Fulbright is 39 years old, has a child five years old and a child eight years old, and was elected to Congress in 1942, where he has served with such distinction as to bc referred to as the outstanding Congressman in the last 25 years. We have only to look at our own history to find some interesting parallels: When Thomas Jefferson was 34 years oid, he wrote the Declaration of I ndcpen- dcnce and served in the First Continental Congress; when Patrick Henry was 39, he was elected to the First Continental Congress and was later the first Governor of Virginia; Henry Clay was 35 years old when the War of 1812 began and was serving in Congress at the time; when he was 37 years old he was sent to Ghent, Belgium, as one of the commissioners to make the treaty between the United States and England; John Hancock was 38 years old when the Revolutionary War began and was a member of the First Continental Congress; James Madison was 24 years old when the Revolutionary War began and was a'delegate to Congress during that war. None of these men served in the armed forces of the Colonies, yet no sane person questions the value of their services to their country in the capacity that they served at that time. No sane or fair-minded person would question Bill Fulbright's value to the State and nation as the author of the Fulbright Resolution, as a member of the Foreign Relations Committee of Congress, and as Chairman of the Educational Commission sent to England by Secretary Hull. In the troublesome days ahead in posr-war planning, when a new world must bc made from the chaos created by the present war, we need brains and ability, character and statesmanship, not hokum, baloney a n d hypocrisy in t h c United States Senate. For the State From the Nation's Press "IS Congress is lo he restored to the alert, vifnl role of genuinely representative leadership which it ought lo occupy in American .politics, most of (lie impetus will Imve to come from its younger members . . . men mid women who areu'L iii'ruid lo strip away out-worn procedures. Probably the ablest of Die Democratic first- tcrmers . . . not, forgetting Hie more widely advertised Will HOKUM, Jr. ... i s Kcprcscnlativc .1. W. Kulbriglil of Arkansas, 158,'business man mid former President of lh c University of Arkansas." . . . Minneapolis Star Journal. "Many Dcmocriils . . . niu! even some'Repub- licans . . . telephoned him or congratulated him will) handshakes in the cloak room. One veteran Hepresunlalivu from Georgia went to I'\i)bright's office to say it was 'the best speech I have over heard in Congress'." .. . Associated Press Writer Max Hall. "Tho. llousfi of Representatives rose to a great occasion yesterday in a manner befitting the representative's of a great people. Us fine display of unity, its abandonment, of petty partisanship in overwhelming endorsement of high principles made its vote on tho Fulbright Resolution a shining mark in our history and deserves the grateful commendation of every thinking American." Washington (D. C.) Star. "Ho built up a backlog of admiration and respect Unit carried over to his introduction of, bis world peace Resolution in the foreign Affairs Committee. No cocky Freshman could have sleer-j ed that resolution to a 3GO to 2!) victory in the House, no matter how admirable its sentiments." ' . . . Tulsu (Okla.) World-Tribune " 'Congressman Fulbrighl,' siiid SI. John (columnist) 'is a man of fine ideals who believes in practicing those ideals. He always votes the way he thinks, and he thinks right. Arkansas can't, be too proud of him. Tho pity is that other states haven't found men like Fulbright to represent them. The crying need in the nation's capital is for more men like him'." . . . Ft. Smith Southwest American. "A desirable contribution to cover realistic thinking on postwar planning was made by'Con- gressman J. W. Fulbright, of Fayelleville, when he said that America's primary concern must be 'not to help other nations but to help ourselves'." . . . Arkansas Gazette. "Whatever may bc said ot Mr. Fulbright's Resolution for Congressional declaration in favor of U. S. participation in a world organisation-for- peace, Majority Leader McCormack had this to say this afternoon. 'This constitutes a historic act. I am proud to be a member of. this body .at such a time. This is a forceful and very historic resolution'," . . . MBS Commentator John B. Hughes. THIS AD WRITTEN AND PAID FOR BY VETERANS OF THE FIRST A. E. F. ••Vote for Fulbright rtPT < LirpiP»pnpAr > T- .. ^^^^

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