PAOB FOURTEEN BLrJLHJbJVUULlfi UKK.) COUKtUK TUESDAY, 8EPTEMBE1 tl, 19M Ike Seems Better Political Prophet rf Ov«rtttimated Hit Own Importcmct By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON (.?>—President Eisenhower hasn't been in politics AS long M Sec. McCarfty but so tor he has been a better poJittcftl prophet. Late in 1$S8 Eisenhower expressed hope Comrriunists-in-gov- ernment would not be an issue in ituB year's congressional elections Nov. 3. He said lie thought his administration would have weeded out by tnen any in tbe government. Shortiy afterward, OR Nov. 24, 1953, McCarthy contradicted the President with a''forecast of his own: "The saw, harsn, unpleasant fact it that communism is an issue «cd wiH be an issue HI 1954." He was wrong. Communists-in- government may be fought over in some local campaigns but is not & national issue raised by either parly, yet. McCarthy went further last November and made himself an issue in the 1954 elections by saying: "If the American people agree witn (former President) Truman that what he calls McCarthyism is bad, feat it is wrong to dig out and expose traitors, they have a chance to get rid of me as chairman of tiie investigating committee by defeating any Republicans up for reelection." . ....'. , Exaggerated Importance He apparently exaggerated his own political importance. He is not a national campaign issue. Candidates'generally are not rising or faffing on how they stand on him. ' : •. •'.,'.'•."•" : ^' ' :: '""•' Instead of being an issue, he's in a box, pat there by his own Republicans. They've boxed him in far more completely 1 than the Democrats were ever able to. The result has been to keep him out of fce campaign although there is nothing to show that was tfoe intention. : At the time of Ms November statements McCarthy was at the peak of his power, free-wheeling, investigating, criticizing Democrats and Republicans alike. Suddenly tfa* administration turned oa him, through the Army, Miii ch*r«"-es against him and his staff." ~ .".'" " ' ... For months afterward McCarthy had to devote his full attention to defending himself : and countercharging in the McCarthy "Army hearing*. .'••••' Since they were due to end early in the summer, there seemed plenty of clear time ahead for him to get into the campaign. But even before they ended another Republican teed" off. on him. Sen. Flanders of Vermont declared McCarthy should, be censured for his conduct, which Flanders said tended to bring the Senate into disrepute. Again Tied Down After two other senators joined forces with Flanders—Morse (Ind- Ore) and Fulbright (D-Ark) the Eepublican-run Senate decided on an investigation. Once more McCarthy was tied . down. First he had to prepare for the' hearings by a special committee. Then he had to defend himself at the hearings. Now that the hearings are over he seems to be preparing to defend himself in the full Senate if it returns to vote on censure. If the Senate does return but doesn't censure him, McCarthy will have time, although not too much, to get into the campaign before Nov. 2. He said last night his intention now- is to make only three speeches. The rest of his time, he said, he will "spend on investigations. Si any speeches he makes, he could try to carry out his 1953 prophecy by talking about Communists-in-government. He could hardly talk about it as something present over the past two years without hurting his own Republican party. The Republicans have been in office almost two years and claim pretty good success in getting security risks off the government payroll. If McCarthy talked about Communists-in-government before 1953. he'd be rehashing 1952 campaign talk unless there are some startling new disclosures. The Republican party would have to decide whether he was an asset or a liability if the Senate censured him and he still wanted to campaign. There is a possibility the Senate won't return until after Nov. 2 to j consider censure charges against j him. In that case, he could do some more campaigning. Get Acquainted Week - A Good Time Taker* BOONE, N.C. OP}— It's not easy to give away money. At least that's the conclusion of J. B. Johnson, who like* w study human psychology. With 10 crisp one dollar bills, Johnson recently stood on a street corner here and offered money to 33 pedestrians. Only three people accepted dollar bills. "Truth of the mater i* humans dottt' trust each other anymore,' Johnson observed. For instance, one woman told him, "Young man, don't bother me, I'm not interested in your tricks." Another said sharply, "Please, out of my way." IThe experiment led Johnson to this summation: "People work hard for money. Borne steal it. Some try to manufacture it. But few will let you give it to them,/' Add a Mttte sa.lt to'water in the bottom of a double-boiler, to bring K to a boii rapidly* To T. R. B.. Serviceman P. L. V. BookkeepeV M. A. Cashier H. M. Janitor W. B. H. Appliance Serviceman R. N. K Service Manager G. H. Meter Reader J. R. C. Stenographer C. M. Gas Serviceman 3. T. O. District Manager H.L, Cashier to Know Your Neighbor A. K. T. Senior Clerk P. C. Bookkeeper CQUAINTED Hi ya, folks. Let's get acquainted! 'Course you all know me. Tin Reddy Kilowatt, your electric servant who's right there in your home orplace of business'round-the-clock, 'round-the-calendar, ready to do dozens of jobs for you "at the flip of the switch/' Now I'd like you to meet some of the many other "folks" who are responsible for that depend* able electric and natural gas service that helps make your home lift happier and your business pursuits more profitable. (Your Electric Servant) These are the people you're most likely to see when you walk into our "local office/' or when you leave a "trouble call." Your meter reader, who's very careful not la walk through your flower bed as he crosses your lawn; the cashier who gives you a cheery welcome when you drop in to pay my monthly wages; your servicemen who're "on call" 24 hours a day to take care of any emergency; your local manager who's always available to help with any special problems that may arise. And behind your electric switch, or natural gas jet, the hundreds of men and women in our plants, on our construction crews, in our transformer shops, in our engineering division, who are constantly at work to maintain the very highest standard of service. We'd like for you to meet them all, because they're fine people and, like you, interested not only in their jobs but, also, the growth and progress of our community. They sit next to you in church; their children play alongside yours at school; they're members of your civic club and your fraternal order; you saw them helping put out that last big fire; or, perhaps, sat beside them on jury duty last spring. They're your friends and neighbors at Ark-Mo Power. They're at your service day and night, and they extend to you this cordial invitation te come in and "let's get acquainted (or RE-acquainted, as the case may be.") Meanwhile, call on me whenever I can do a job for you. Just plug in, I'm Reddy. Cordially Yotrrf €» *XJT Electric Servant Arkansas-Missouri Power Company 'A Citizen In Every Community Wt Swv«" C. A. B. Cashier H. B. R. Local Mgr. C. E. R. Serviceman M.S. Cashier J. D. B. Meter Reader B. A. C. Bookkeeper C. G. B. Serviceman F.P. Meter Reader BEHIND YOUR ELECTRIC SWITCH which adds so much convenience to your daily living .... BEHIND THAT BRIGHT BLUE FLAMB which affords so much comfort all winter long ... are the dozens of Ark-Mo employees, working in as many various jobs, to assure you of constant, carefree service at the lowest possible price. They're the team of workers in our General Offict, headquarters for the company located here in Blytheville and serving nearly a hundred other communities; our transformer repair shop; our meter department; our electric generating plant; our billing department, as well as our "local office" and service personnel pictured here. They're hard at work to give you the kind of service you have a right to expect, but they're never too busy to stop for a friendly chat; never too far behind with their work to be a good neighbor. All 159 of them are pictured here or listed below. Many of them you already know. And the others, they're anxious to meet you a* well as serve you. This is their cordial invitation: <; Come by and see us. LET'S GET ACQUAINTED!" * Spencer Alexander, Walter Anders, Wesley A. Angel, Franklin Atkinson, W. W. Austin, Howard BesharM, W. R. Bishop, Bandy .Mack. Dona J. Bohanaon. Curtis D. Boyd, Ferd D. Bracken, S. D. Bray, Harvey Brinkley, Lilburn H. Bnrjin, Laura Burnett, John W. Caldwell, Robert P. Carmen, R. A. Cary, G. B. Castleman, Jessio Hall,'Finis M. Hardy, Marlette Mauldin Harrington, Alvis Harris, Leonard Lee Harris, George H. Benson, George J. Reason, Ben J. Bicker, Clurtes Hill, MelbaUne Hill, Arthur R Holder, Joe T. Hughes, William F. Hyde, Bernard E. Jaggers, Robert M. Jamison, Rondal Johnson, Harold Jones, William M. Joatf, Jimmfe J. Justus, Helen K»tr, Jack Rmg, Harold C. Koonce, G. O. Ladd, Buddy Joe Layton. Billy B. Long, Bill Lovelace, Vernon Lee Marr, E. R. Mason, Mary K. McCa*ffc*y, Watte* C. Median, W. P. McCormick, Ernest McKenzie, Jim Miiier. Betty Ann Mullins, James Nebhut, Charles R. Newcomb, Ullc* Estoa Nichols, Carroll Max Owens, John M. Palmer, Roy W. Park, Lonnle Perkins, ETerett Peterson, James Peterson, Freddie Louise Pierce, Marjarie R. Polf, Geo. D. Pollock, Jr., Eric Lamb Ray, Kenneth Richardson, Freddie Joe Robert, Lloyd J. Roberts, LeRoy H. Ross, Clara Ruble, Maurice Sanders, Willie Sanders, H. L. Sansom, C. G. Scherer, Nora Simpson, Rufus Lee Simpson, Frederick Smith, Edwin Booth Spaetli, W. T. S pence, W. R. Stanford, Walter S. Stcele, W. T. Stewart, Wildie Lee Stiles, Gallya Stilwell, Kenneth I. Storey, Walter C. Swink, Jack T. Tapp, Do ward K. Tatum, A. H. Taylor, Bancroft Terry. E. B. Thomas, Marie Thomas, James B. fully, John T. Vanderer, A, M. VanWfnkle, Rudolph Vrska, Shirley Marie Waide. Ralph W. Wafler, Jack Wagnon, Orvit Wallace, Peggy Warrington, Carl E. Watson, Bobbie Nelson White, Chariot Jottn Watt* D. E. Wimberly, Grover Wren. Ark-Mo Power Co.
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