The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 14, 1950 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 14, 1950
Page 9
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PACE THE SENATOR SPEAKS OF A RECORD LET'S COMPARE RECORDS FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS WHICH IS A RECORD OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY, STATE, AND NATION? r Mr. J. Lee Bearden'i Record 1940—Elected lo Slate Legislature without opposition. 1941—Served first term in Arkansas Legislature with no record of achievement of any kind. 31-year-old Mr. Bearden served the people of his community on the "home front". 1942—Ran for re-election to Arkansas Legislature for second lerm and was elecled without opposition. Served people of his community on (he "home front". 1943—Served second term in Arkansas Legislature and upheld his record of accomplishing nothing. Served people of his community on the "home front". 1944—Ran for re-eleclion lo Arkansas Legislature for Ihird lerm and was elected without opposition. Served people of his communily on Ihe "home front". 1945—Served third term in Arkansas Legislature maintaining his do- nothing record. Served on Rules Committee and served the people of his* 7 community on the "home front". 1946—Ran for re-eleclion for FOURTH term in Arkansas Legislature and for Ihe first lime had opposition. Re-elecled by a bare plurality with 2149 Mississippi County residents voling against him. 1947—Served FOURTH lerm in Arkansas Legislature. Still no record ot his accomplishing anything for Mississippi County. 1948—Participaled in polilical races for other candidates to build up his own political fortunes. Continues to brag about his ability as a "parliamentarian." 1949—Served FIFTH term in Arkansas Legislature and by this time was being described as a "floor leader". In Ihis capacity he promoted (he following legislation: !•—Promoted bill to increase farm (ruck licenses and (o change the lime for buying those licenses from January lo July. 2.—Promoled bill to double stale income faxes. ' 3.—PROMOTED WHISKEY EXPORT LICENSE BILL which was held by Supreme Court (o be unconstitutional. Was this bill designed to further the interests of the Mississippi County voters , who sent Mr. Bearden to Ihe Stale Legislalure for a FIFTH lerm, or to pay a poliical debt or for some personal gain? 1950—Asked Ihe voters of Mississippi County for a SIXTH term in the Arkansas Legislature. Ten years of boon-doggling isn't enough! " DOES THiS^RECORl) ENTITLE A MAN TO ASK THE PEOPLE OP THIS COUNTY TO RE-ELECT HIM FOR A SIXTH TERM FOR A TOTAL OF 12 YEARS ON THE PUBLIC PAYROLL AS A LEGISLATOR? HAS MR. BEARDEN EVER TOLD YOU OR IS THERE ANYTHING IN HIS RECORD TO SHOW THAT HE HAS DONE ANYTHING CONSTRUCTIVE FOR THE PEOPLE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY IN ALL HIS 10 YEARS IN OFFICE? HAVE THE PEOPLE ELECTED AND REELECTED THIS MAN FOR A DECADE ... OR HAS SOME POLITICAL MACHINE TURNED THE TRICK? Bill Nicholson's Record « 1910—Manager of an extensive farming; operation in Soufh Mississippi County; elected president of the Northeast Arkansas Young Men'a ijluo* 1941—Enlisted as Private in the United States Marine Corps. 191Z— Promoted to rank of Corpora) and later to Sergeant; served as recruit instructor at Marine Corps base at 1'arris Island, S. C. 19.13—Transferred to Quant ico, Va,, for schooling Hud indoctrination course; served as non-commissioned officer in charge of Marine Detachment, Navy V-12, which trained young Navy and Marine ot ficers. I 9H—Transferred to 1st. Engineer Battalion, 1st, Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force in (he Solomon Islands in Hie Southwest Pacific Promoted (o Staff Sergeant. 1945—Landed on Okinawa in the Ryukyus 300 miles south of Japan with (he 1st. Marine Division. Promoted lo rank of Technical Sg( and recommended for promotion fo rank of Master Tech Sgl (And where was MR. SI'IC & SPAN 7-35-year-old Mr. liearden was serving his community on the "home front"). 19-16—Served in Tientsin, North China with 1st Marine Division. Saw Chinese Communists fighl against Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist government (he prelude to current fighting in Korea. Received Honorable Discharge from Marine Corps with a record of -I'// years of service to Community, Stale and Nation. Returned to Mississippi County and entered automobile business as an accountant. 1947^-Elecled president of the Osceola Junior Chamber of Commerce by young men of his community. Elected Commander of the American Legion by veterans of World Wars I and II. 1948—Elected by acclamation as vice-president of (he Arkansas Slate Junior Chamber of Commerce. 1949—Elected hy acclamation for first time in 15 year history of organization ns president of the Arkansas Jtmior Chamber of Commerce. Under his direction, (he State Junior Chamber sponsored the first annual Arkansas Maid of Cotton Contest in cooperation with (he Arkansas Farm liureau Federation and the National Cotton Council; s,K>nsored the Sun Flower Drive to aid Arkansas* Crippled Children's Home in Pine Bluff; sponsored extension drive to organize new Jaycee clubs throughout stale in cooperation with the Arkansas Municipal League and the State Chamber of Commerce. 1950—Continued a record of achievement as president of the Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored highly successful'Easter bale drive to aid Arkansas' Association for the Crippled. Sponsored •resolution pulling slate organization on record as opposing socialized medicine. Acclaimed as outstanding president in State Jaycee history and nominated by Arkansas Democrat as Arkansas',most outstanding young businessman and civic leader. DOES THE RECORD ENTITLE A YOUNG, SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMAN AND CWC LEADER TO ASK FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO AGAIN SERVE HIS COMMUNITY .... THIS TIME FROM THE FLOOR OF THE LEGISLATURE? —THE PEOPLE KNOW THE RECORDS AND THERE IS NO COMPARISON —THE PEOPLE ARE NOW ELECTING THE PUBLIC OFFICIALS IN MISSISSIPPI COUNTY —AND THE BANDWAGON IS SWINGING TO Bill Nicholson for State Senator A YOUNG MAN WITH ABILITY, COURAGE & LEADERSHIP Political Advertising for the Candidacy of W. R, Nicholson Paid for by Rube Carson, President of Blytheville Committee

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