The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 29, 1954 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 29, 1954
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 29,1951 BLTTHEVTLLK fARKT 00OT1ER NEWS Key Campaign Trends Neely s Platform:'! Don't Like Ike EDITOR'S NOTE: la American history, off-year elections often have supplied the clue to political capture of the White House two years hence. The Associated Press has sent its experienced political writers into key states to appraise and report campaign trends. This is the first of several stories. By DON WfflTEHEAD CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP — West Virginia's fiery, 79- year-old Sen. Matthew M Neely (Democrat) is fighting today for a fifth term in the U. S. Seriate on the politically surprising platform: Hon't- like-Ike. Generally Democratic c a n d 1 dates have aimed their criticisms at "the administration" while tiptoeing around any direct assaults on President Eisenhower. But Neely is an exception and he's waging an anti-Eisenhower campaign in his effort to defeat his Republican opponent, 50-year- old Thomas B. Sweeney of Wheeling:, who is making his third bid, for a Senate seat. Eight years ago, Sweeney fell short of beating Sen. Harley Kilgore (D-WVa) by only 3,852 votes. Neely has aimed at Eisenhower such darts as these: "In 32 years in Washington, I've never seen a more useless President than Dwight D. Eisenhower." "Eisenhower is a political myth." 'iHe's the poorest President trie United States ever had." No Fears of Damage Neely says he has no fears that such attacks will hurt his own .chances fo re-election. He supports his argument by pointing to his nomination with more votes than all of his three opponents combined. At this stage, even Republican officials concede privately that Neely's tactics apparently have done him no" great harm. The GOP theme of "peace, progress and prosperity" appears to have a doubtful appeal in a state with the highest unemployment in relation to size of any state in the union. The jobless total is estimated as high as 173,000, most of them in the soft coal fields. Arguments are developing around whether the Democrats or the Republicans are to blame. Republicans say, their best chance of beating Neely would come from a ' coal field revolt against the Democrats. Sweeney is counting on just such a rebellion. He said in an I interview: "The miners know that twice as many 'mines closed during the Truman administration as in the Eisenhower administration. They know their troubles began under the Democrats long before Eisenhower took office. But the Demo : crats are trying to shift responsibility "on the Eisenhower administration. "What the miners believe will determine the outcome of my contest." • Wishful Thinking On the surface, it would'seem to be wishful thinking to gamble that the ; miners' Democratic voting pattern will show a .sudden shift to,' ,the' Republicans unless ''the word" should come from President John L. Lewis of the United Mine Workers. There is no reported sign that Lewis is making any effort to change his men's voting Habits.; 1 •';•.''. : .'-' ' '"•'' , Neely,'-"• who usually has UMW backing, "said in an interview: ;; "if. the Republicans come in here talking progress and prosperity* they'll : get' -booed off the stage. During the last month of Harry Truman's administration, this state had 14,000 s - unemployed. Today there are 173,000." ' > Neely-doesn't argue that the Ei-' senhower administration caused the ills of the coal fields which, have been 'growing for years as'' gas and oil moved into the fuel' market. He says the -Republicans failed by not starting a public works program to ease West Vir- ginia's unemployment situation, and by "encouraging" the imports of residual fuel oil which have hurt the coal market. "I'm the first one who has spoken out against Eisenhower," Neely said, "and I did it when. I saw the 'great crusade''was going to be the 'great fizzle.' " Local Issues The states Republican leadership for the most part appears inclined to write off the mine vote. One of them, asking not to be quoted by name, said: "We coujd- n't swing the state to Eisenhower in 1952 when he was at the peak of his popularity. It would be foolish for me to say we can do it this year. But there are a lot of local issues .involved in this thing" that might turn the tide." GOP State Chairman James Offutt, Lakin. said Republican strategy is to get out a big GOP vote by concentrating on the areas with the heaviest Republican registrations. There is hope, tod, that there will be a light Democratic vote.' Based on registration of voters, the odds are against Sweeney and in favor of Neely. There are about 700,000 registered Democrats StomachaOproar Get fait, wotliing rtttelwith PERCY MEDICINE FALL PLANTING SEEDS WHEAT—Chancellor .... per bu. $2.75 BARLEY—Cert. B-400 per bu. $2.25 HAIRY VETCH per Ib. A3 RYE GRASS ,... per Ib. .12 BALBOA RYE per bu. $1.95 ALFALFA—Okla. Approved per Ib. .36 Certified ARKWIN Seed Oats per bu. $1.50 Ky. 31 FESCUE CERTY per Ib. .35 Other Fan Planting Seed Available WE BUY SOYBEANS AT TOP PRICES Both Seed and Commercial Soybeans Blytheville Soybean Corp. Ph. PO 3-6856 or 3-6857 1800 W. Main St. Blytheville, Ark. King Cotton Dollar Days Are Here Again THURSDAY-FRIDAY-SATURDAY against 460,000 Republicans. Twer years ago, Democratic presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson polled 453,578 votes to 419,970 for Eisenhower. • • • • The heavy Democratic vote, lies in the southern half of ;west Virginia where most of the big mining operations are located. The big Republican vote lies in the northern half of the state. But while there isn't much GOP enthusiasm that Neely can be beaten, the Republicans do have high hopes, apparently based on sound grounds, that they will-hold onto their lone House seat while capturing at least one and possibly two others. The state's House delegation is now^Democratic, 5-1. The Republicans .have .picked their spots carefully • and are concentrating their" efforts principally in the 1st, 2nd..and.'.4th.Districts. They now hold, the 4th District House .seat and ;are gambling .that the 1st and 2nd rwill. vote Republican as they did in 1946.- In. all.the cases, the key,'may lie in whether "or. not the unemployed go to the polls-.'If they vote Assassin Dies By Own Bomb DAMSCTJS, Syria (3V-Syrian officials say a political plot* to blow .up former Premier'Khalid El Adem backfired when the murder weapons—two hand grenades—exploded prematurely in the hired killer's pocket. An official said the assassin, identified as Sharif Zerly, confessed before he died of his wounds that he "had been hired by a National party supporter. Both the man *who hired Zerly and his son were reported under arrest. First Gas Line First long distance iron pipeline carrying natural gas in the United States was a two-inch line extending five and one-half miles from a well to TitusviUe, Pa., completed in 1872. resentment against the Republicans, then all Democrat's chances of. sweeping the board seem to be. good. If there is an apathetic .vote,, the Republican chances would seem • better. Sen. Neely is planning a vigorous campaign in every district with a spryness that belies his age. And there's no doubt on whose doorstep . he'll put the jobless blame- right on Eisenhower's. LITTLt LIZ— The nice tfvng about radio fe thottt'sooe form of entertainment that doesn't show oW movies. Crump Has 'Long Pull 7 to Recovery, Doctor Says MEMPHIS ifl — The physician treating E. H. Crump says it may be.a "long pull" before the ailing political leader is out and about. Crump, who will be 80 Saturday, has been confined to, home or hospital for over a month. However, he was reported "feeling" fairly good" and "eating well." The physician declined to speculate on when Crump will be able to return to his office. The white- haired politico heads a large insurance and real estate firm. Crump has directed the Memphis GOP to Moke Door-to-Door Fight in Dallas DALLAS ® — Each of'the 2,909 penons who voted in the'Republi- can primary July 24 has been asked to help with a door-to-door campaign to get more GOP votes in the November general election. Republicans say they expect some 2,000 to respond to the party call on behalf of two Dallas candidates. Each will be asked to enlist the support of 12 friends. Republican Bruce Alger opposes former Mayor Wallace Savage in the race for Congress for the seat now occupied by Rep. J, Prank Wilson. The other Republican candidate, Grover Kartt, seeks a coun- ty judgeahtp. Dallas County east about M, votes in the Democratic X. Frmjwr wm* only when he designed the atatiM End of the Trail." 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