The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 2, 1954 · Page 3
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BLYTHETILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS GOP Leaders Confident Party Will Hold Its Own in the West (EDITOR'S NOTE — This is the first of two articles reporting the claims of Republican leaders in 26 key states on how their party will fare in the November election battle for control of Congress.) By JACK BELL And REED SMITH CINCINNATI (AP) — Republican leaders excuded confided today that the GOP will more than hold its own in the western half of the country in the battle for control of Congress. Through their public statements, however, ran some dark threads of doubt about the farmers' reaction to the Eisenhower administration's flexible price support program and fears of possible party losses in depressed employment areas. In interviews with Associated Press reporters, organization leaders attending the Republican National Committee campaign Strategy conference which ended yesterday claimed a net gain of 17 House and 5 Senate seats in 14 key Midwestern, Rocky Mountain and Far Western states. The present Senate lineup is 48 Republicans, 46 Democrats, 1 independent and 1 vacancy. In the House, there are 218 Republicans 213 Democrats, 1 independent and 3 vacancies. Not Conceding 1 Anything No GOP National Committee member or state chairman was willing to concede publicly any losses to the Democrats, although Vice President Nixon said frankly such results were possible in areas where unemployment is high. Michigan was mentioned as among such areas and John Feikens, -state GOP chairman, said this factor must be taken into account. He said economic conditions in October might determine the Michigan outcome in November elections. "The economic situation in Michigan is tight," he said. "We Republicans think it will improve before the election and that it may prove the determining factor." Sen. Homer Ferguson, Republican, is opposing Democrat Patrick McNamara for the Senate and Republican Don Leonard, former state police commissioner, is battling Democratic Gov. G. Mermen Williams, seeking re-election. Feikens said he thinks Republicans have a "fighting chance" to gain one seat in the House. John H. Rouse, executive secretary of the Republican party of Wisconsin, predicted a third term for GOP Gov. Walter- Kohler and a gain of one or two seats in the party's congressional delegation. bucking a tough, adroit campaigner in Democratic Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey. But State Chairman Gordon Yock said he expects Val Bjornson to win the GOP senatorial nomination in a Sept. 14 primary and take Humphrey in November. F. Peavey Heffelfinger of Minnesota, the party's national finance chairman, thought the outcome may be determined to a great extent by farmer reaction to the Eisenhower administration's farm program. Humphrey has been a vigorous backer of rigid, high-level price supports. Yock predicted Minnesota Republicans will hold their five present congressional seats and win two of the four now held by Democrats. Confident About Meek Morton H. Hollingsworth. Illinois GOP chairman, expressed confidence Republican Joseph T. Meek, lately given a political pat on the back by President Eisenhower, will defeat Democratic Sen. Paul H. Douglas in November. But Hollingsworth's outward confidence evidently was not fully shared by some Republican campaigners. Hollingsworth said Republicans have a chance of upsetting Democrats in three House, races, an the 2nd, 9th and 21st districts. There have been reports Republicans are in trouble in Colorado, but GOP State Chairman Charles A. Haskell couldn't see it that way. He predicted a Republican sweep in contests for senator, governor and four house seats. Democrats now hold two of the latter and the senatorial post. Ralph S. Linn, s'eate chairman, and Mrs. Kathryn K.. Meloney, national committeewoman, said they think Republicans are going to keep the Wyoming Senate seat they gained with the death of Democratic Sen. Lester Hunt and his replacement by Republican Sen. E. D. Crippa. Mrs. Gifford Mayes. national committeewoman. said Idaho Republicans are happy the Democrats nominated former Sen. Glen Taylor to run against Republican Sen. Henry Dworshak. Taylor was In Minnesota, Republicans are | Henry A. Wallace's vice-presiden- tial running mate on the Progressive party ticket in 1948. Mrs. Mays said joworshak is "running scared" but she thinks he xvill win. She predicted the Republicans will pick up one House seat. Montana Republicans are banking on Rep. Wesley A. D'Ewart of the 2nd District to unseat Democrat Sen. James E. Murray. Fred Robinson of Malta said he is also "hopeful" the Republicans can win the Congress seat now held by Democrat Lee Metcalf. The farm price support question is a major issue in his state, Robinson reported. He added that strikes at Anaconda copper mines in the southwest section of the state might influence the election. Despite an intensive drive by Democrats, Republicans expect South Dakota to stay in the GOP column. '•If we don't, the party will be in trouble all over," asserted Axel J. Beck of Elk Point, national Republican committeeman. Mundt Picked as Winner He predicted Sen. Karl E. Mundt, GOP incumbent who presided at the Army-McCarthy hearings, will win by at least 40,000 votes over Kenneth Houn of Groton, the Democratic nominee. Mundt has said he will ask the next Congress to reinstate high- level, rigid farm price supports. Jess J. Garc, Oregon national committeeman, said Republican Sen. Guy Cordon faces a "stiff fight" to ward off the Democratic challenge of Richard L. Neuberger in the Senate race there. He said public vs. private power is one of the big issues. State Chairman Thomas W. Caldecott predicted California will return Republican Thomas H. Kuchel to the Senate and elect GOP Gov. Goodwin Knight. He said his party may pick up two seats in the House. State Chairman M. B. Johns credited GOP Gov. Ed Mechem with "an excellent chance" of defeating Democratic Sen. Clinton P. Anderson in New Mexico. Johns predicted the election of a new Republican governor and said there is a chance for the GOP to oust the A LA CART SERVICE—Uncle Sam is trying out aluminum mail carts like this one in the Chicago Loop area's post office. The carts are said to enable mailmen to deliver 120 pounds of mail"QH one trip instead of the 35 pounds usually carried in a mailbag. Left to right are Clarence Frans, carrying the conventional mailbag; Joseph P. Schutz; and Illinois Postmaster Carl Schroeder.- Pioneer Flier Bert Acosta Dies in Denver DENVER (& —Bert Acosta. whose! teen-age flights in homemade! planes heralded later ventures to I aerial facie, died yesterday, ravaged : by cancer and tuberculosis. He was 59. ; Death came to ihe sad-eyed bird- j man at Jewish Consumptives' Re-; lief Society Sanatorium here two' years after he collapsed on a New; York sidewalk with what was di-| agnosed as an advanced case of; tuberculosis. j During his fabulous lifetime,! Acosta was in turn a World War; I flight instructor, pathfinder for; the U.S. ajr mail service, holder ofj the 1921 world speed record and; coholder of a flight endurance! mark. I He later became a test pilot and; aviation consultant and made his! last flight as a pilot in 1946. Rela-j tives said Acosta's body will be! cremated and the ashes scattered j. over the Pacific Ocean near Los' Angeles by Cmdr. George Neville.' j powers is particularly severe and ' bitter." he said, charging they en- ; courage aggression by the Jewish; nation's enemies in the Palestine ' War. ! Yugoslavs Seek Asylum ANOONA, Italy OP)—Twenty-nine more Yugoslavs have sailed across the Adriatic to sees political asylum in Italy, raising to 58 the number who have fled the Commi- nist nation by sea in 10 day§. The snaJce-killing secretary bird uses its wings as a shield and club at the same time. state's two Democratic congressmen-at-large. If there are any upsets in senatorial races, State Chairman Douglas McKeever said, he thinks the Republicans might pull one in Oklahoma, which Eisenhower carried j in 1952. j He said that Democratic Sen. Robert S. Kerr was renominated in a bitter fight and the GOP is counting on Democratic defections to help their candidate, Fred N. Mock. Kerr has been in the vanguard of Democratic critics of the Eisenhower administration's farm program. B. T. Mattingly, Missouri Republican finance chairman, predicted the GOP will kold its four seats in Congress and may add one or two at the expense of the Democrats, who hold seven. (Tomorrow: a roundup of Republican claims in the eastern halJ of the country.) B.F. Goodrich Tubeless PROTECTS AGAINST ALL 3 TIRE HAZARDS PUNCTURES . .. BLOWOUTS . .. SKIDS yet costs less than regular tire and safety tube PATENTED SEALANT sticks to nail so no air can escape. Makes permanent repair when nail is removed. 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Soviet Union' also was responsible "for the present competition of appease-towards the Arab states." "Our controversy with the great Announcing Fall Term- Sept. 6 For Mrs. Eddie Saliba 210 E. Missouri— TeL PO3-4345 Fowlston School of Music Fall Registration Former Students-Thurs., Sept. 2 New Students — Sat., Sept. 4 PIANO-ORGAN Pre-Piano Classes for First Grade and pre-School Children PRACTICE ROOMS AVAILABLE In newly remodeled school. For students who do not have pianos or who wish to practice outside their home. Mrs. Dalton C. Fowlston —Piano and Or?an. Member National GuiW of Piano Teacher*. Accredited by Arkansas Department of Education. •ASSISTANT PIANO INSTRUCTORS' Emily Sue Damon and Kay Jobe 815 Chickasawba — Phone POplar 2-2049 $$$ SAVE $$$ SEE ALVIN Before you buy new furniture—Before you buy used furniture—Before you sell your used furniture for cash —For liberal allowance on trade-ins . , . You WiH Be Glad You Did ! ! ALYIN HARDY FURNITURE CO. 113 E. 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