The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 6, 1954 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 6, 1954
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PAQB FOUflTEBX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1954 Key Campaign Trends Great Vote Battle Shaping Up in New York EDITOR'S N'OTK — Thfc Is another of several stories by roving Associated Press report" •n analyzing the campaign in kef siates. By RELMAN' MOHIN NEW YORK (AP) — The governor of New York directs the public affairs of more people than most of the heads of state in the world. His state sends the largest delegation to Congress. He normally holds the key to the biggest bloc of voles in a national convention. A'nd the Statehouse in Albany has sometimes led to a nomination to the White House, In short, the governor's office i-s a huge repository ot political power. The battle for it this year shapes Up as a tremendous struggle for a potential seven million or more votes. And the appearance of new factors complicities the equation. The major one arose when Gov. Thomas E. Dewey announced that he would not run again this fall. He had held the office for three terms. Now the Democrat': profess to see the end of their long, dry spell—and they are going all- out to seed the political rain clouds. But their candidate, Averell Harriman, is a totally unknown factor as a vote-getter, whereas the Republican candidate. ,U.S. Sen. Irving M. Ives, topped President Ej- eenhower's New York plurality In I _ 1052. The two men contrast at many points. Ive.s, 58, is a former small-town insurance .salesman. Harrlman, 52, a multiinllUontiirti, nas ncen a top executive in railroads, shipping, Miming; llnnnce find government. Harrlman is tall, lean, Aristocratic in manner and appearance. Ives has a ruRfied. rural look, flavors lii.s speech with crossroad ex- pri'.ssion.s. Ivt'.s is a forceful public speaker* Harriumn has made his record as a negotiator m conference rooms. HaiTimim lias never run for elective office. Ivt's has never lost an election . IVCB* career hiiB betn largely In -state KovernmeiH, developing laws relating to labor, imlastry and ag- ricuUi:n;. Hanirnitn has been active on the global .stn«e, director of foreign aid, ambassador to Russia nnd Great Hritain, .special assistant lo the President, secretary of commerce. Hitler FijiM Harrlnian was nominated after a short but acrimonious fight with the .supporters of Rep. Franklin D, Roosevelt Jr. IVCK, Dewey's choice as a succt-.s.sor, hud no opposition In a (juiet GOP convention. So the contrasts. There are some likent.s.scs. Hnrrlman. the scion of wealth nnd big business, became a Democrat in 1928, he says, because of deep ncimiriilion for the late Alfred E. Smith, then governor of New York. Ives has sponsored legislation forbidding racial nnd rcli#ioiif> discrimination in employment, and the slate's "Little Wagner Act" in industrial relations. He created and served as dean of a .state school on industrial and labor relations. Each givc.s the impression of deep-seated modwiiy. But apart from the personalities, this election is stirring wide interest because of such f'.ictors as— 1. The Democratic ticket is an all-New York City shite, although rriinun has rc.sideiu'es elsewhere. What effect will that have- on the upstate vote? 2. How will Ives be affected by the policies of the Elsenhower administration? Will they cost him votes in thr: industrial ureas and on the dairy farms? 3. The Democratic convention closed in apparent party harmony, and Roosevelt accepted the nomination for attorney Kenem]. Rut will there be any bitter nfter-clfects? (Some ftnnly.sts speculate he may run ahead of Hnrriman.) , The President Is scheduled for two appeanmce.s here, Oct. 20 and 21. Will some of his popularity rub off on Ives? "Two States" Politically, New York Is two ".stales" about equal in size but different In complexion. In 1052, Ivees pulled a 1,300.000 plurality upstate. But in New York City, he WHS a bare 2,500 linear' of, the Democratic candidate, while another ,half-million Votes were cast for | Liberal and American Labor parly candidates. This year, Ives jiays, the Dcmu- jcnits "hope lo roll up such a plur- i»luy in the city that the rest of Uhf stale will be powerless to ofl- Iset it." [ However, he says he sees hope if or some political capital in the jSiUuilimi. tie was quick to express I public indignation over what he icailed Democratic efforts lo create j si "cleavage" between New York City and the rest of the state. In »ny case, the Democrat-s up- pear to bo bunking heavily on tin- city, to which the GOP can cry "T a m many dictatorship" and paint a picture of the metropolitan roIusMis dominating the rest of the state. Ives said he intends to campaign on the records of Dewey's administration and "to a lesser extent" on Eisenhower's. He said it i,i too early to determine which issues will emerge us predominant. Harriman mapped plans to attack ivus 1 voting record in Con- Rresa. and through him, the GOP's national record. Ives conceded "a little more unemployment now than in IU52." 'But, he adds, only two years in the state's history have seen fewer people Jobless than now. HP said he Is "tiding the utmost" to obtain defense contracts for industries Where layoffs havo occurred. Harriman accuses the Republi- cans, on -state and national levels, ,of "cwlloiis Indifference" to the i job problem: The percentage is : higher in New York than it is for ;thp nation as it whole. | Neither so far has gone deeply i into the argument over farm pol- jicy. The vote in the state's "mUlc- Ishcd" could be at stake. Dairy j men's organizations oppose the ad- i ministration's, po.sU.tan. on price Mjpports.. But you hear conflicting i(jpmion.s from individual dairymen. j The GOP holds 27 of the state's [43 coMKre.s.sional seats. Leonard W. 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