The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 28, 1954 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 28, 1954
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1954 BLYTHEVTLLE (ABfi.) t'Ot/KlEK PAGE SEVEN Louisiana, Oklahoma Primaries Are Held Ellender Wins Re-Election to Senate Easily By W. B. KAGSDALE JR. NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sen. Allen Joseph Ellender — a Louisiana senator- since 1936 — easily won Democratic nomination yesterday for a fourth six-year term. The nomination almost always means election in this heavily Democratic state. The 63-year-old south Louisiana lawyer-farmer, who once was Huey Long's leader in the State House of Representatives, won over two opponents by a plurality which seemed certain to hit 100,000. The votes to give him this heavy edge came from parishes (counties) outside - New Orleans, home of his chief opponent, Frank B. Ellis. Carried New Orleans Ellis, Democratic national committeeman, carried Orleans Parish (New Orleans) by more than 4,000 votes. '' The count with 1,891 of the state's 2,036 precincts complete, was: Ellender, 252,815; Ellis, 154.008; State Rep. Gilbert Fault of Monroe, 19,527. In five district congressional races all incumbents won handily. Three other incumbents were not opposed for reno-'ination. Nominated without opposition were Representatives F. Edward Hebert of New Orleans, 1st District; Otto E. Passman, Monroe, 5th District; and James H. Morrison, Hammond, 6th District. Other incumbents forced to win contests were: Sen. Allen J. Ellenfler, Sr- D. M. Riddle of Marksville in the 8th District, with 275 of 319 precincts counted, Long had 32,042; Riddle, 14,693. In the 7th District, Thompson won •••'nomination over his two opponents. With 234 of 253 precincts complete, it was Thompson, 41,794; Sam Tarleton, Lake Charles.- 11,619. and John Clark of Eunice, 7,784. Willis held a 7,226-vote lead over former State Sen. Dudley J. LeBlanc of Abbeville with, only six precincts out in the 3rd District. With 234 of 240 precincts reporting, Willis received 29,211 and LeBlanc had 21,985. Cohn to Be Given Testimonial Representatives Overton Brooks, Shreveport, 4th District; Hale Hoggs, New Orleans, 2nd District; Edwin E. Willis, St. Martinville, 3rd District; T. A. Thompson, Ville Platte, 7th District, and George S. Long of Pineville, 8th District. Brooks and Boggs wor renomi- nation by top-heavy margins. In the 2nd District, Boggs captured his sixth House term, leading Maurice B. Gatlin of New Orleans 51,144 to 4,537 with 252 of 434 precincts counted. Long: 2-1 Brooks defeated Mrs. H. H. Thompson, 37-year-old Shreveport housewife, by a lopsided vote in the 4th District. With 189 of 220 precincts, reported, it was Brooks, 28,341; Mrs. Thompson, 3,827. Rep. Long, 70-yeajr-old brother of the late Sen. Huey P. Long, had a better than 2-1 edge over NEW YORK Iff) — A testimonial dinner will be given tonight for Roy M. Cohn, and the sponsors say there is room for only a fraction of those who want to attend. Cohn, a key figure in the recent Army-McCarthy hearings, resigned as chief counsel for the Senate investigations subcommittee after the hearings ended. Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wis), chairman of the subcommittee, will be speaker. Tonight's dinner had been planned before Cohn's resignation . The Joint Committee Against Communism in New York, which organized the Cohn testimonial, said it had to turn down 5,500 applications for tickets. About 2.000 are expected to attend the dinner in the Hotel Astor at $7 a plate. Split Decision LUMBERTON. N. C. W) — The City Council called for a public opinion poll on the question of Sunday movies for guidance in passing an ordinance. Results of yesterday's poll showed 679 in favor and 678 against. Gary Is Demo Candidate For Governor OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Democrats nominated a handsome, 46-year-old state senator as their candidate for governor in yesterday's runoff primary and ousted a five-term lieutenant governor in favor of colorful Cowboy Pink Williams. state Sen. Raymond G^ry of Madill, who trailed by 2,746 votes in the July 6 primary, climaxed the heated runoff campaign for governor with a solid 17,000-vote margin over William 6. Goe. Coe missed beating Gov. Johnston Murray by less than 1,000 votes four years ago. Democrats chose Williams, salty tongued, 62-year-old Caddo rancher whose "obscene" postal cards got him in trouble with federal officials, as their candidate for lieutenant governor. Williams shellacked James E. Berry, 72, seeking his sixth term, 221,193 to 201,692, with almost all votes tabulated. Mock Faces Kerr Fred Mock, a political newcomer who served briefly as U. S. district attorney here, won the Re- , publican nod to face Sen. Robert I S. Kerr (D-Okla) in the Nov. 2 general election. He defeated Raymond Fields, Guymon publisher and party stalwart seeking the nomination for the second time, 22,391 to 19,494 on the basis of returns from 2,955 of the states' 3,154 precincts. The vote for governor, in 3.132 precincts, was 250,51 2 for Gary and 233,329 for Coe. Williams' upset of Berry was j one of the biggest in recent Oklahoma election history. The barber and rancher, until last year unknown outside his own tiny community in southern Oklahoma, parlayed an unusual name, his humor-filled battle with postal officials and a couple of Berry's political misfortunes into victory. Williams' meteoric rise to the public eye began when the Post Office Department cracked down on postal card invitations he mailed to cattlemen during last year's drought when livestock prices were low. 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I j CITY .STATL Actor Admits Waiting for Job Is Frustrating Experience By HUB3ARD KEAVY (For Bob Thomas) HOLLYWOOD (.<?) - At last I've heard an actor admit that waiting for a job is a frustrating, nerve- wracking, baffling experience. Before ih r big breal- came, moss of them will tel 1 you with a newborn confidence it was just a matter of calmly waiting. New Comedian The man with* the candid approach is Alvy Moore and he has, in "Susan Slept Here," his first big- role. It is a comedy part, as Hams' explanation he meant a ''donkey kicking," not a part of the anatomy, ruled the cards were obscene and has since impounded his mail. Williams placed second to Berry in a field of 10 in the first primary July 6, and he rocketed from a 70,000-vote deficit to a victory in the runoff. Williams faces Kenneth W. Gray, Tulsa Republican, in the general election. The GOP has never elected a governor or a lieutenant governor in Oklahoma. The governor is constitutionally prohibited from a second consecutive term. Republican Reuben Sparks, Woodward attorney, has already started his general election campaign for governor, making capital of the bitter personal battle between Coe and Gary. All six Oklahoma congressmen— five Democrats and a Republican —were renominated in the primary and have general election opposition. Dick Powell's ex-Navy sidekick, and already it is making Moore important. Alvy has been around Hollywood for years trying to break in. He'd get an occasional bit and an infrequent TV show, but it was difficult to make ends meet. He had an agent, but the studios always said, ''Yeah, but what's he ever done?"" Small parts, the agent would say, but he's a comer. He's a different sort of comedian, has a unique delive'ry and a great comedy forte. j Why he's . . . but by then the ! pitch would be ended and still Alvy didn't have a job. The fact that he uad played Lt. Pulver in ''Mr. Roberts" for 14 months didn't impress anyone. When he was called to read for ''Susan," he went with the usual high hope and the single thought, ''This is it." But the butterflies in his stomach didn't stop fluttering until the producer said, "You're hired." ^ Says Alvy: "I can't describe how terrible it is to be an actor and to be out of work. You wake up in the morning and say, "I can't get out of bed — what will I do today?' There is nothing to do but wait for the phone to ring. In New York an actor can look for work. But in Hollywood it isn't done because it is unprofessional. Besides, producers won't even let actors into their offices without appointments — unless the actor drives a Cadillac. "Funny thing, the actor who drives a Cadillac is considered a REGULAR AND -KING SIZE—Miniature schnauzers- flanked standard Phil Mars Lucy Lady, owned bv Mr. and Mrs. Philip Anspach of Elizavllle, N. Y., at the Westminster Kennel Club's Dog Show in Madison Square Garden. The small fry are Wil- kern Point Pleasant, left, the property of Lee Murray of Fort Worth, and Wilkern General Staff, which belongs to Maryann and Aubrey. Vann of Harrington. HI. (NEA) better actor than one who drives, say, a beat-up .47 Plymouth. Even lie gatemen wouldn't let me drive nto the studio parking lots. The guy with the big car must be a setter actor, everyone in Hollywood thinks, because he gets more money. It is a phony place, all right. When you're nobody, people ook right through you." Soaring Contest Opens ELSINORE, Calif. (5} — More than 100 sailplanes are expected to compete in the 21st National Soaring Contest, which opened yesterday. Bead Courier Classified Ads. Washington Convicts Stage Hunger Strike WALLA WALLA, Wash, f.3 — An uneasy quiet settled over the State Penitentiary early today and the state patrol sent additional men he?e to reinforce guards watching for any outbreak of violence among some 1,500 hunger-striking prisoners. The silence was broken by occasional warwhoops from "toughies" in the segregation wing, but Warden John Cranor said a near-midnight check showed most of the inmates, who were locked in their cells after they had passed up the evening meal, were retired for the night. ' Guards concentrated their watch on the segregation wing, housing- the prison's most hardened criminals. , ......... "If there is any trouble, it will be here." said Lawrence Delmore Jr., former Alcatraz prison official who will replace Cranor when Cranor retires Sept. 1. The hunger and sit-down strike described by Cranor as a "passive resistance" move caused chiefly by idleness, started in the prison laundry Monday. By noon yesterday it had spread to virtually all the men within the prison walls. Cranor said the minimum security prison outside the wails and • the women's section were not affected. "Only 62 per cent of the inmates are employed and those idle are doing a lot of beefing," Cranor said. 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