The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 4, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 4, 1944
Page 4
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fAGBFOUl DON'T QUOTE ME— Sen. McClellan's Influence Seen Observers Believe He Is Working For Fulbrighf Victory sr JIM DOWNING United Tress Staff Correspondent LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 4. (UPI — The figure of Sen. John L. McClellan, moving behind the scenes with- outpublic fanfare, figured strongly in the O. S. senatorial campaigns today.. J The senior senator lo-bc WAS reported to hnve roiled up Ms slews and settled himself before a bntlery of telephones nl J. w. Fulbrlght headquarters early in the week, but Wednesday he was • "out fislilne" when n reported asked to see him. Completely reliable sources sMd McClellan would not make a public announcement of his stand In the senate race bill would work mi'ior cover to further the aspirations of Fulbrlght who faces Gov. Homer Adkins in the runoff election ivxt Tuesday. "Out On A Limb" Adkins. supporters, who exhibited sudden optimism at mid-week, saU that McClellan was putting himself "unnecessarily" out on n limb, Regardless, there was little doubi that he was exerting some of his influence to bring Fulbrlght through as the winner on Aug. 8. A source close to the senator described htm as "determined to do what he can to prevent Adkins from winning the Junior senator's seat. McClellan refused to allow himself "to be quoted on his plans. Col. T. H. Barton, It was learned reliably Wednesday, will take no part in the senatorial race. The United Press informant said Barton felt that it 111 behooved a defeated candidate to dlctnle to those who supported him In the preferential, primary. The report came on the heels of nn enrly-weck rumor that an announcement could be expected shortly from El Dorado from Barton. Barton said Wednesday night that he planned to "gu to Kansas and Texas to look over some oil wells they're drilling over there." He had no political observations to make for publication. Barton walled until the official Democratic Central Committee count before 'giving up after the preferential primary. Then he closed his headquarters, returned to El Dorado and went back to work. Adkins forces, renewing radio and newspaper attacks on Pulbright, rebounded from last week's low ebb by aggressively seeking bels in all quarters tills week, predicting "plenty of surprises" and making a bid for American Federation of Labor and Railroad Brotherhood votes. ™. 'Returns To".Pulpit James "Uncle Mac" MacKreU, who campaigned vigorously for Colonel. Barton hi Die rural parts of the state, was wearing a rueful grin the other day. "I am a. minister of the gospel," lie snlci. "Prom now on I'm taking rio.;part in extra-currlculnr activl- ttesr-unless someone wants to be married or buried." Ben Laney, whose election lo the governor's office is a mere formality in. predominantly Democratic Arkansas, .went off to Lake Catherine this week lo work the campaign humours out of his system with a few days' fishing. He looked dog-tired alter cleaning up the details of his campaign and greeting a never-ending line of well-wishers Sunday nt his head- ouarlers. One headquarter worker, waving his hand toward the crowd thai jammed the building Sunday, remarked that "things surely do look different from what they did a month ago." "Yeah," said another, "and a lot of those people who are in here to tell Ben they've been for him all along are the same ones who have been trying to sabotage iis for the last two months." Laney's right hand was swollen and lie confessed it was painful after several days of hand-shaking. The nominee is a good-humored man, endowed with more than the usual fund of patience. He will be good "color" for the newspapers. Mrs. Laney, a pert redhead with a flashing smile, gave the reporters some "inside 1 ' information the other day. "I'm certainly glad the campaign is over," she said. "Now maybe Ben will consent to buy a new hat. "Have you seen that disreputable hat he's been wearing? I've tried to get him to throw it away and buy a new one, .but he rails it his 'campaign hat' and says he's going to keep it." Air. F/'efz, BAPTIST WOMAN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETY The business meeting for August of the Baptist Woman's Missionary Society met at Hie home of Mrs. John Thwcatt Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Tliweatt, vice president, presided in the absence of the president, Mrs. Byron O. Wilklns, Mrs. J. Ivan Mifflln gave the devotional on the theme, "Love Thy Neighbor." Prayer wits led by Mrs. Minnie Williams. Mrs. Walter Inners, of Las Vegas, Nev., was a visitor. WESI.EVAN GUILD MKETS Miss Norn Wise ami Mrs. Sue Brown were co-hostesses lo the members of the Wesleyan Guild at the Wise home on Tuesday evening. Mrs. Handle W. Nichols r<xi>l the devotional. Mrs. Charlie Thonios gnve the meditation followed by prayer led by Mrs. Lcm T. Stanford. Mrs. Elmer Hall gave n discussion on the program topic, |Thc Sacredness of Money." 'Hie hostesses nerved ice cream (luring the social period. Eleven were present. • » • SUMMER HKtDGF. Cl.VIi MRKTS Mrs. Grant Collar was hostess lo her Summer Bridge Club members Wednesday afternoon. Mrs, R. C. Lnngslon was a ten guest. Mrs. Edward Segraves placed high scare and Mrs. Tom Callis made low score. A salad refreshment plnlc as served. Pfc. Byron O, Wilklns Jr. Ml Wednesday for Camp Maxcy. Texas, after n 10 day furlough visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Byron O. Wilklns Sr. While here he accompanied his mother and sister, Miss Ann CJnlre Wllktiis, on Sim- day to Jonesboro tor a visit with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. If. U. Wyntt, and Mrs. Wilkins' brolh- cr, 11. Wyalt and family, at Bono, Ark. Mrs. Charlie Evans and son, Carroll, are visiting this week Mrs. Evans' .sister, Mrs. Guy Henderson, mid family, at Rlpley, Teiin. Mrs. Mary Tucker and sons, Jean and Billy Rae, returned Inme from Memphis Sunday night after n week's visit, with Mrs. Tucker's mini, Mrs. A. N. Slier. Mr. and Mrs. B. Thwealt, of Chattanooga, Tom, spent Wednesday and Thursday yilli their son, John Thwcntt and family, visiting for the first time their young granddaughter, little "Miss Sandra Thwcall. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Inness returned lo Ihclr home at Las Vegas, Nov., Wednesday after a 10-dny visit with Mrs. Inness's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gllliss. Mrs. Gllllss has returned home from the Blythevllle Hospital, and is' showing some Improvement alter n recent operation. •'• Mrs. Charlie Corkran returned home Thursday from several dim visit with her son. Fred Corkran, nud family, of Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Smith have received word from their grandson, Pfc. Clarence P: Crawford, Marine, that he is in the Naval hospital In Honolulu since returning from Salpan. Bono Resident Dies Mrs. Doxie Glcghorn, sister of Mrs. Mary Bishop of Dyrjss, riled Wednesday at her home in Bono. She was 64. She leaves Ihrcc sons, two daughters, a brother and another sister. fn the District Court of the United Slates for the Joncsboro Division of the Eastern District of Arkansas. In the matter of Joseph Ethrldge Johnson In bankruptcy, 2129. To the creditors of the above named bankrupt of Blythevillc, in the County of Mississippi. Division and District aforesaid, a bankrupt. Notice is hereby given that on 8-1-44 the above named petitioner was duly adjudged a bankrupt, an.i the first meeting of the creditors will be held nt my office in the City of Jonesboro, in said District on 8-11-M nt 11 a.m., nt which time the said cridltors may attend, prove their claims, appoint a trustee, examine the bankrupt and transact such oilier business as may properly come before said meeting. At Jonesboro, Arkansas, this 8-144. F. C. MULUNIX, Referee In Bankruptcy. Vote Without Regrets lor MRS. E.W.FROST Democratic National Conunltteewomnn Keep Your Promises tz proinised the people of this district that lie would not 'ask for a T.HIpD TERM. At one time he bitterly assailed an opponent for seeking a third term He said it was undemocratic b\it things have changed' now, says Fietz. < b A Prosecuting Attorney should keep his promises. Let's Make.Him Do It. ,- Vote For JAMES C. HALE For Prosecuting Attorney BLYTHEVILLB (ARE.); gOUHIEK SEWB FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1944 & "Vous Compre" Reveille Then this appeal is addressed to you, Ex-service men and women of World War No. 1 and World War No. 2, and to the fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters and friends of theirs, who believe that we should be sincere in promising the men and women who serve honorably in the armed service of our country that they will be taken care of if they are lucky enough to get kck. This is the same declaration that was made to our Veterans in 1917, and is now being promised to our sons and daughters who are doing the same unselfish service that our Buddy, R. B, (Skeet) Stout was doing from 1917 to 1919. All things being equal, would you not expect your friends and neighbors to keep the pledge made to your sons or daughters if Providence is so good as to allow them to come home to you. •A" Skeet Stout has done everything in his power to be placed back on active duty, and has been willing to make the same sacrifices for his country, that he did in 1917. * Immediately after the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor he sent his application to The Adjutant General's office asking that he be placed back on active duty. ^ On January 1, 1942 he made application to Hdq. 8th Service Command !*> * On May 25, 1943 he made application to Hdq. Officers Procurement, Houston, Texas, for assignment to active duty but age had caught this good soldier of 1917 and due to physical injuries now he must content himself away from the buddies he loves, and it is his resolve that he be here on the ground prepared to do anything in his power for your son and daughter when they are mustered out and get home. Isn't that a man! His buddies of World War Number 1 and World War Number 2 will know by your vote for SKEET STOUT that you really appreciate their service. Ask yourself, "DO I?" -SKEET STOUTS' RECORD: _ ' * In 1917 he volunteered in the Army Air R. B. "SKEET" STOUT at Caruthew- «n«l tq . business > where he worked until 1928; returmng to Blytheville in 1928 he was employed with The Merchants Wholesale grocery Co. as secretary and treasurer of that * In 1929 he was appointed Supervisor for the Arkansas Revenue Department and his district compnsed the 15 Northeast Counties of the state and was the largest district in the I if "?* an M, m ° ney handled. In this job he handled millions of dollars and finished with a very complimentary record. * Since 1941 he has been buying cotton. P H ^L S aAcharter member of Dud Cason r-ost I he American Legion at Blytheville, and has the honor of being the author of the hrst resolution, asking an amendment to the National Constitution permitting service men and women of World War No. 2 be permitted to join The American Legion and today our new veterans are joining this organization. * While we do not expect everyone to vote for Skeet, we will say that it won't be on account of any dislike for him— FOR EVERYONE LIKES SKEET STOUT. Skeet Stout has not been able to get around and see you for the reason that on the day he fed ai; a candidate lor the oftce of County Treasurer, he had the misfortune of falling on a concrete floor and breaking his h,p; while drilling in Bayonette Guard, and for the last two months has been kept in his bed m a heavy cast. He is getting out now some, but it is very hard for ton to get around and he as well a,, his friends will appreciate your consideration and help. Here is WHERE A FELLOW NEEDS A FRIEND." THIS APPEAL TO THE VOTERS OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, WAS WRITTEN, PRINTED KID TRIBUTED BY BUDDIES OF SKEET STOUT, WHO ARE EX-SERVICE MEN AND WBMEIf OF 1RLD NO. 1 AND WORLD WAR NO. 2 WITHOUT ANY EXPENSE TO Hi Vote Tuesday For R. B. "Skeet" Stout For Treasurer, Mississippi County § I I S f2

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