The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 21, 1954 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 21, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS GOP's Ha//, Demos' Mitchell Lead Rival Parties to Political Wars By ED CREAGH WASHINGTON (AP) — „ brisk, sharp-tongued Chicago lawyer and a big, jovial ex- judge from New York are slugging it out these days as the fight for control of the 84th .Congress warms up. ' Stephen Arnold Mitchell, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and Leonard Wood Hall, his Republican counterpart, are the rival contestants. Neither is running for office himself, but either Hall or Mitchell will get a major share of the credit or blame when the voters award the decision Nov. 2. Who are Hr.ll and Mitchell? What do they do? Well, above all they are full time professionals who live and breathe politics. They map — or help map — strategy. They raise funds. They supply statistics, slogans, speeches and speechmakers to the 1,047 candidates for Congress throughout the country. They oversee their parties' national organizations, coordinate, the work of the various units which specialize in appeals to this or that group of voters. They try to keep their parties unified — to woo'back stragglers and iron out family fights. * * * One of them — in this case Hall, whose party is in power — has a voice in doling out the relatively small number of political patronage jobs that are available. In campaign years like this one the chairmen take to the road often and issue party statements more often still. Mitchell has traveled to every state except South Carolina, and means to go there by election day. Hall has ranged from coast to coast, too. If energy on the part of a national chairman were all it took to win an election, the Democrats could start claiming victory today. Mitchell, 51, is on the go constantly. "I've worked for five chairmen," one of his aides says, "and I've never seen one work as much as he does. Twenty-four hours a day! I don't see how he stands it." Hall, who'll be 54 Oct. 2, is notably energetic himself but doesn't try to equal Mitchell's pace. He usually manages to spend weekends at his home in Oyster Bay, N. Y., the Long Island community which was home' to Theodore Boosevelt. Whichever chairman winds up on the winning side, the victory will be his first on a national scale. Hall, who took over, for the Republicans only last year, has never before called signals in a general election, though he got himself elected to Congress seven times and, in 1952, managed the Eisenhower campaign train. * * * Mitchell took over for the Democrats right after, the '52 nominating convention, and was their chairman in the campaign which saw Adlai E. Stevenson mowed down by Eisenhower special. The two men are on good terms personally and joined this week in a pledge to avoid dirty politics in the rugged weeks ahead. Mainly, though, Mitchell and Hall aree a study in contrasts. Steve Mitchell, hand-picked by Stevenson for his present post, was a self-acknowledged political novice when he took it. Len Hall — j often called "Judge" though his tenure as surrogate judge in his native Nassau County was only a few months — has been in politics most of his life. Hall was picked more or less by acclamation when the GOP needed a new chairman last year. Though a member in good standing of Gov. Thomas E. Dewey's New York organiaztion, he had the 1939 '40 '41 '48 '49 '50 '51 '52 '53 '54 YESTERDAY'S DOLLAR WENT FURTHER FOR CONSTRUCTION—Above Newschart snows the dollar cost, by billions, for construction in the U. S. from 1939 to the present, and how the value of the present building dollar compares to the 1939 dollar. The largest variance occurred in the estimated figures for 1953, when construction cost approached the $35 billion mark. In terms of the 1939 dollar it was worth approximately $14 billion. Data from National Industrial Conference Board, Movers Wanted WESTPIELD, N. J. (£>)—The public library wants its readers to help it move—by borrowing eight books each aad holding them until Oct. 11. ready support of the late Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio and many other Republicans of the non- Dewey persuasion. * * * Mitchell, on the other hand, had to overcome a Johnny-come-lately reputation among many veteran Democrats. Some didn't like his close association with Stevenson. Others didn't care much for the work he had -been doing — chief counsel to • a House subcommittee which had been investigating the Justice Department under the Roosevelt and Truman -administrations. While Hall was learning the political ropes in Congress, Mitchell was working in the executive branch of the government. He became the State Department's chief specialist in French economic affairs before going back to Chicago and a law practice — with Republican partners, incidentally — which reportedly earned him $50,000 a year. Hall left a $30,000 salary, from the Long Island judgeship, to take the GOP chairmanship. He is serving without pay, as part of an economy campaign he undertook at national headquarters. Mitchell's salary is supposed to be S25 r 000 but he took an undisclosed voluntary cut, also for economy reasons. APPLIANCE REPAIR SERVICE ROY BAKER ... our service repairman, invites you to call on him for all types of appliance repair jobs. Whatever the job may be-^water pumps, electric irons, electric stoves, washing machines—your man is ROY BAKER. General Hardware and Appliance Co. 109 W. Main Ph. 3-4585 NOW! YOU CAN GET A .. . New Spinet Available in Various Finishes for only 395 3 Year* to fay NO DOWN PAYMENT If You Hav* An Old Memo to Trade Place your order now! 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