The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 27, 1954 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 27, 1954
Page 11
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 2T« 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Worried Voters May Pick LAST OF A SERIES By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried voters may well pick a divided Congress or give the winning party only slim control when they fill 435 House and 37 Senate seats in the Nov. 2 election. As it shapes up now, the campaign for control of the two houses — whichever way it goes — looks like an undramatic battle where the tide of local skirmishes revolving around the personalities of individual candidates may go a long way toward influencing final results. counter with the Communist issue, Although President Eisenhower will do a limited amount of campaigning, the impact of the presidential personality on individual races can't be calculated too accurately in advance. Almost every candidate who was the reversal of what the Democrats called the administration's "hard money" policy. Congress cut taxes $1,363,000,000 and it will be up to the voters to decide whether Eisenhower was right in contending that encourage- eomes back from the hustings re- I ment of investment, new plant con- ports that the voters are puzzled jstruction and incentive to increase and disturbed. They shudder at the industrial payrolls was the right way to do it. Democrats stand committed to the proposition that taxes on individuals should have been reduced more, contending that the administration followed the '-"trickle down" theory of giving big business a break. Congress expanded the social security program and increased its benefits. While both parties sup- possibilities of atomic attack, they wonder whether an economic recession is in the offing, worry about the attitude of America's allies and are apprehensive about possible Communist infiltration at home. This kind of indecision makes for no clear-cut campaign pattern, although the Republicans essentially are running on a "peace and prosperity" platform and the Democrats on the contention that "big business" has- taken the government away from the little fellow. Consequently, many politicians believe that developments in the next two months — and not what the Republican-controlled Congress did in its last two sessions — may become decisive. Slight Change Unless these developments are startling, there may be only a slight change in either direction. The House lineup now stands at 218 Republicans, 213 Democrats, 1 independent and 3 vacancies. The Senate count is 48 Republicans, 47 Democrats and 1 independent. Although Eisenhower has insisted that what he calls his "•dynamic- ic, progressive" program is the main issue, politicians generally think that foreign and farm policies and the internal anti-Communist developments may be more compelling. Generally speaking, the two parties have drawn a clear issue on farm price supports. Eisenhower won a congressional battle to switch from rigid, high-level to flexible supports on basic field crops. The effect of this, in dollars and cents, means that on the basis of present price relationships the government-supported price of wheat would be cut from S2.50 to $2.11 a bushel, corn from $1.82 to $1.60, cotton from 35.09 cents to 33.29 cents a pound and peanuts from 13.6 to 10.8 cents a pound. A drop in government supports is not likely to be welcomed by farm voters if it results in a further decline in farm income. But there are many political imponderables involved. The Eisenhower program will set aside a big chunk of the surpluses now piled up. Drought may cut production. Some of the smartest politicians seem to believe that the argument over flexible and rigid price supports is largely academic. Their argument is that if farm prices show some advance and further prospects of going up, the Republicans will benefit, especially in the key Midwestern areas. If prices go down, the Democrats can be expected to cash in politically. The same sort of economic slide rule appears to apply in a general way to the city vote. If business is good and employment is up in October, Eisenhower will have justified his criticism of Democratic "prophets of gloom and doom." Question of How Congress and the Eisenhower administration took some strides toward keeping the economy at a high level for the rest of the year. Most significant step, perhaps, tacking to a labor union infiltration bill a measure to ban the Communist party. As the legislation finally was signed by the President, the" party would be denied legal rights but it would not be a crime to be a member of it, as the Democrats first proposed. The Republicans' controversial Communist hunter, Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis;, is busy defending himself in investigations directed at his activities by the Senate, where the Republicans hold nominal control. Republicans are split over McCarthy, who can count some Democratic followers. That McCarthy and his activities constitute an issue in some states ported this election-year move, Ei- seem s apparent to most politicians. senhower seemed to have gone a long way toward offsetting Democratic contentions that the Republicans only wanted to go back to horse-and-buggy days. Whether the Eisenhower administration has cleaned up the in Washington remains for the voters to decide. It has reduced the some housing scandals. But the general theme of the GOP "Mess" charges of 1952 revolved around the alleged infiltration of Communists into the government. In the field of rooting out subversives, the results remain highly controversial. Democrats challenge vigorously the Republican claim that more than 2,400 federal employes have been separated from the service as "security risks." Democrats grabbed the ball in But few of "them believe that the balance of power in the new Congress will be swung by either pro- McCarthy or anti-McCarthy candidates. Recently some Democrats have indicated strong belief that foreign policy may play a large part in the voters' decisions. They .say many voters are uneasy because of international setbacks dramatized by the apparent collapse of the European Defense Community and by the truce in Indochina. Eisenhower took occasion in his report to the nation earlier in the week to tell the people not to be too discouraged about the situation in Europe, adding that "we certainly are not licked" there. He said that "in Indochina war has ceased, under circumstances that are certainly not satisfactory to all of us." But he said that "at Congress' most noteworthy en- least we have an opportunity to OPENS 6:45 EACH NIGHT SHOW STARTS AT DUSK 2 SHOWS EVERY NITE! RAIN OR SHINE! LAST TIMES TONIGHT CRUSADING KNIGHTS I COtWrfSIA PICTURES presents FRANK YEV.-'-i Co-starring Betta St. Mf] with RICK JASON ' Screen Pfjy by DtVALLDN SCOTT /GEORGE WORTHING YATB l*i«J uwn tht last-selling no«( by Frank Yertjy - Produced by SAM KATZMAN • Directed by WIUIAM CASTLE PLUS TWO COLOR CARTOONS SATURDAY ONLY 'Dim Mix- but still they dune my women!"* Now Selling Oldsmobile-GMC Cecil Connell Cecil Connell, who has had many years experience in selling automobiles, is now selling Olds- mobiles and GMC trucks for Horner-Wilson Motor Co. Mr. Connell wishes to thank his many customers of the past and invites them to visit him and take a "Ride in a Rocket. 1 ' For the Best Deal in Town On the Best Car or Truck in Town— OLDSMOBILE — GMC See CECIL CONNELL or JOE WARREN at Horner-Wilson MOTOR CO. 309 E. Main Phone 2-2056 AND— A PERILOUS JOURNEY A REPUBLIC PICTURE CARTOON "TRAP HAPPY" SUNDAY and MONDAY FIRST BLYTHEVILLE SHOWING A SUPREME ADVENTURE IN »« fight for .right blcied a traH of •*• cft«m»nt from the Highlands to th« heart .of a notion! jL^MDs? x MBF^'»rojKffipa^^ Walt Dbncys TMf HIGHLAND ROGUE •.CHM.TODD . .urn JOHNS Plus Two Color Cartoons: "Old Mill Scream" & "Tomorrow We Diet" ADMISSION 50c CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE WITH PARENTS Christianity's Leaders Seek To Put Religion on 7-Day Week EVANSTON, 111. (#f—Christianity has been staying home from work. So said leaders of the faith to- iy as they mapped means for putting their religion on a seven- day week. Too long, said Dr. Athleen Bliss of Kent, England, has Christianity got up and around only on Sundays and kept to the house the rest of the time. The church, she said, "must also see daily work" ;— in business, industry and professions — "as a field of service to God." Dr. Bliss, of the Church of Eng- tackle that problem of getting a concert of nations that will make that whole region safe and more secure for freedom." The administration's decision to withdraw four divisions from South Korea is expected to be popular with the families of men in the armed services. The Democrats ,however, have made an issue of the contention that the administration is reducing American military strength. The administration's answer is that it is getting more combat strength for less money. There are many other issues, such as public vs. private power policies, the failure to revise the Taft-Hartley Act and Congress* refusal to go along with proposed tariff cuts that will be exploited by some candidates. But none of these issues holds the widespread interest nor the vote stirring power of, for instance, the meat shortage of 1946 when the Republicans won control of the 80th Congress. Some national issue of this character may yet arise. In its present absence, there is no sign of any overpowering trend for either party. land, is chairman of a 100-member committee of the World Council of Churches Assembly which presents its report on Christian obligations of laymen today. She said that the church in modern times has emphasized home and family life, but not men's occupations, as its realm of activity. "This is probably why there are more women than men in the average congregation," she said. "There has been no application of Christianity' to work a man does five days a week," Col. Francis P. Miller, a Presbyterian layman of Charlottesville, Va., said that what the church needs is "not Sunday Christians, but Christians who find in every honorable profession a place where God is calling them." "One of the most important factors bearing on the future of Christianity in this and other lands," he said, "is whether laymen and laywomen recognize their. precious responsibility of carrying their faith into their jobs." Armed Bandits Get $15,500 EUREKA. Mo. (.<£»}—A pair oi armed bandits, entering just before closing time, robbed the Farmers and Merchants Bank here of about $15,500 yesterday after locking six persons in a vault and slugging a customer with a gun. The bandits, one of whom wore a rubber mask, abandoned then- car about two miles north of here in a wooded area, apparently switching to another one. Eureka is 23 miles southwest of St. Louis. Magpies can be taught to speak. Vote Tomorrow Biggest Battle Over Governor Shivers' Job DALLAS, Tex. (£! — Gov. Allan Shivers, vying for a third two-year term as Texas' chief executive, and his opponent — Any. Ralph Yarborough of Austin — stayed close to the most votes possible j today. Yarborough was in vote-heavy Dallas shaking hands and making speeches. Shivers was in populous Houston doing the same. The showdown comes tomorrow in the state's Democratic runoff primary. Only two statewide races are involved, the governor's seat and a post on the State Supreme Court in which Associate Justice Few Brewster is opposed by Alfred Scott. Austin attorney. Shivers terms himself a conser- vative'Democrat. He supported the Republican presidential candidate in 1952 while Yarborough, backed by most of the state's liberal element, supported Democrat Adlai Stevenson. Texas went Republican in '52 for the second time since the Civil War. The election tomorrow, as well as the July 24 primary which Shivers led by some 35.000 votes, has been termed a test of Eisenhower popularity by some observers. Two lesser candidates who won 45,000 votes between them July 24 forced the runoff battle. The 'campaign has been hard and bitter and has been estimated to have cost the two candidates and their supporters about a million dollars each. Issues have included water conservation, segregation in the state's public schools, party loyalty, and communism. Shivers has said that Yarborough Actor Douglas Answers Slurs Of Soviet Radio HOLLYWOOD MV-Movie star I Kirk Douglas, recently the object of ' slurs by Radio Moscow, has some vocal ammunition to fire back, Yesterday he recorded two speeches to Radio Liberation and Voice of America beamed to the Soviet; "As .a son of Russia immigrants," said Douglas in one speech, "I more than many others can appreciate the opportunities offered me in this country. "My mother and father were bom in_Russia. They were married there. In Russia they were told one could find gold bricks lying in the streets in America. "When they arrived here, they found not gold bricks but something more important—a way of life that enabled freedom, 8 Testify At Red Hearings CLEVELAND OB — Eight mor« witnesses come before ' * Hous« subcommittee on Communist aggression today to add their stories to testimony that rape, beating* ! and book-burnings attended the Reds' postwar seizure of control in Hungary. In an ornate federal courtroom, Rep Alvin M. Bentley (R-Mich), subcommittee chairman, and Rep. Michael A. Feighan, Cleveland Democrat, listened yesterday while seven persons recalled painful I memories of atrocities, persecution Sand deception. He said he resented the Soviet slurs against him because he had been used as an instrument in a n attempt to picture Americans as lacking in culture and education. gained much of his suppori, financially and at the polls, from the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, the CIO's Political Action Committee and the Americans for Democratic Action. Yarborough has said his campaign was not influenced by any outside-the-state group. He has attacked Shivers for recommending trade with Red China, his administration of the state's insurance laws, and for backing a Republican presidential candidate. Democratic nomination, in Texas usually means election. Todd Adams of Crockett. Tex., is the GOP nominee in the November general election. j World War H, Dr. Geza TeleM told (the subcommittee yesterday. He I spoke of his fight as minister of | education to keep the Russians I from dominating Hungary's shools. | The 43-year-old Teleki, now a [professor of political geography at i the University of Virginia, said he Iwas one of three patriots who sneaked through Gestapo lines to petition to Allied forces in Moscow for surrender. Once there, he said, the three had no choice hut to sign an agreement offered them by Foreign Minister Molotov. Even before the Russians took over they began "loading the universities" with Communists and fellow travellers, Teleki said. He told of a plot to "infect the tools of doctors" so patients died from, infection and the ensuing Red-inspired public indication "destroyed some of the finest doctors at the University of Budapest." Read Courier News Classified Adf. CORRECTION: Through error of the Courier News yesterday, Trade in Allowance for your old Refrigerator was Listed at $150 In Thursday's Issue. The listing Should have Been up to $150 Trade in Allowance, REFRI6EIAT SAMPLE SALE Only One Of a Kind We must sell all floor samples at once, as we want to replace them with fresh samples. All new .. . Every one guaranteed five years... Most all are 1954 models. To move them now we will allow For Your Old Refrigerator (Must Be in Running Condition) EASY TERMS-24-MONTHS TO PAY ...OR YOU CAN BUY NOW AND PAY THIS FALL WITHOUT CARRYING CHARGES! NO EXCHANGES NO REFUNDS SON FURNITURE and APPLIANCES

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