BMTHEYILL1 (ARK.)- COURIER NEW1 FRIDAY, SEFUBMBER IT, 1954 Democrats to Make Economy Basic Issue of Campaign INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic leaders made it clear today they are counting heavily on what they described as economic discontent among the voters to gain control of Congress for their party in November. National Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell said in advance of a scheduled closed meeting of the party's national committee that he thinks the country's economic situation is "the basic issue" on which the voters will decide between Republicans and Democrats. "The disappointment and disillusionment of the voters in the Eisenhower administration is widespread," Mitchell said in an interview. "But I think economics is the basic issue in this campaign." Similarly, Paul Butler, Indiana atate- Democratic chairman, who said he is "available" for Mitchell's job when the latter steps down after the election, said that "security for the wage earner and the firmer" is the main question on which he thinks the voters will decide that they want a Democratic Congress. As they rallied here for a campaign kickoff meeting to be keynoted by former Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois, Democrats displayed •uniform optimism over their chances of capturing both- the Senate and the House in the November balloting. Stevenson will speak tomorrow night at a SlOO-a-plate fund-raising dinner at which Mitchell expects to read a message from former President Truman. Mitchell, who has said he will quit as national chairman after the Nov. 2 election, said he thinks the James Ronan, Illinois state j Democrats may gain 40 seats in chairman, professed to see "a def- i the House, where there now are inate trend cooking" in his state 218 Republicans, 213 Democrats, for the Democrats. He said this was based on what he said was dissatisfaction among the farmers over the Eisenhower administration's flexible farm price support program and unemployment to the coal mining and farm implement industries. one independent and three vacancies. But the national chairman said that, as of now, the battle for control of the Senate "looks awfully close and has not been settled yet." In the Senate there are 48 Republicans, 47 Democrats and one independent. The Democratic leaders, including Mitchell, were buoyed up in their hopes by the victory of a Democrat in the governor's race -in Maine and the showing of their defeated congressional candidates in that state. Edmund S. Muskie, who was_ elected Maine's governor, has been promoted to a speaking spot in tomorrow night's dinner, along with Stevenson and House Minority Leader Sam Rayburn (D-Tex). Mitchell said that if there is half the gain shown by Democrats generally that was registered by party- members in voting percentages in Maine House races, "we will pick up 40 seats in the House." Butler said that as he interprets the Maine results, the Democrats might pick up a net of 60 House seats. He said he thinks Indiana Democrats will start the ball rolling by taking four House places away from the Republicans, who now hold a 10-1 edge in this state. Ronan predicted a Democratic gain of at least four House seats in critical Illinois and observed that he thinks Sen. Paul Douglas, Democrat running for re-election, will defeat his Republican opponent, Joseph T. Meek. President Eisenhower has endorsed Meek and indirectly has chided Douglas as a Democratic "prophet of gloom and doom." Ronan said Douglas was not accenting the economic issue, but was setting up himself as a "watchdog who will keep his eyes CLARKSVILLE, Ark. (£>)—A 15- year-old youth who admitted setting a $40,000 fire, will face trial on charges of arson in October term of Circuit Court here, Johnson County Sheriff Ethel Blackard said Blackard said the youth, James Barnett, would be held in "custody of the sheriff" until the trial. Read Courier News Classified Ads. FIREMEN'S MAZE—Resembling a cockeyed waffle iron, this pattern was specially created as a training ground for firemen in Tokyo, Japan. They can race their engines around tbe curves and corners at breakneck speeds without endangering the pedestrians. Collaboration Suspects Seek Army Discharge PHILADELPHIA GB — A former Drisoner-of-war in Korea, whose Army file, his attorney says, contains information that he allegedly collaborated with the Communists, is seeking his unconditional release from military service through a TJ. S. District Court order. The soldier, Cpl. Ruben D. Cruz, 23, of Detroit, Mich., now at Valley Forge General Hospital appeared Wednesday before Chief Judge William Kirkpatrick on a petition for a writ of hebeas corpus brought by his civilian attorney, William J. Woolston. The court took the case under , advisement, open for the signs of economic de- ) Col. Kenneth Brewer command- Godfrey Can Fly Again WASHINGTON <7P) — Entertainer Arthur Godfrey was free today to- fly again, after he takes a flight test. A six-month suspension for reckless flying, ordered by the Civil Aeronautics Board, ended at midnight Wednesday. GOING AT COST 50 Pair Ladies Swing Boots Pair Made of FIRST QTJAMTY GOODYEAR RUBBER AH sizes available. First come- first served. HUBBARD SHOE STORE 138 East Main MEAD'S , WEIGHTY MATTER—Supposedly the world's largest gavel (27 (pounds) is displayed by National Commander Harold Watts, right ,and Vivian Corbly both of the Disabled American Veterans The 'huge gavel was used to open the 23rd annual convention - of the DAV in Miami, F' Alcoholism Is 'Blood Disease,' Declares British Specialist LONDON LB — A leading British, a disease temporarily and that specialist on alcoholism says the! apomorphine treats this condition man who boozes to excess is suffering from a "chemical condition of his blood that can be treated chemically and only chemically." Writing in the current issue of Medical World, a journal for general practitioners, Dr. J. Y. Dent described alcoholism as a blood disease "rather similar to diabetes." He said a chemical substance called apomorphinez is safe and highly effective if properly administered. Dent is editor of the Journal of Addiction. Family doctors, the expert advised, should explain to the alcoholic that his addiction "is not a will power." "In many ways, it is. similar to diabetes. But no one tells the diabetic to 'pull his socks up' and stop passing sugar in his urine, or scoffs at him if he prefers his tea unsweetened. "You must explain that he has taken drink as a medicine to treat' permanently, and unless he drinks again, he will need no further treatment." For less serious addicts — the kind who can stay away from the stuff for a week without getting delirium tremens — Dent prescribes three or four days treatment at home. Instead of that frequent martini j or triple slug to calm the nerves, "the patient lies down, puts a tablet of apomorphine in . the pouch of his cheek and lets it dissolve, waiting 10 minutes before swallowing." The dosage is repeated, on a carefully regulated schedule, until the craving for drink is gone. terioration which are appearing steadily." As the Democrats gathered here, there was little mention of Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wis), target of censure charges now pending before a six-member Senate committee. Mitchell mentioned the Wisconsin senator in passing, linking his name with that of Vice President Nixon in comment on the Maine election results. Nixon, who vacationed in Maine and said before the balloting that the results would provide the first test of the Eisenhower administration's policies, now is campaigning for Republican Senate and Souse members, along with House Speaker Joseph Martin (R-Mass). In panel discussions here. Democrats planned to highlight what they believe will be principal issues of the campaign. Gov. 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