The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 11, 1954 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 11, 1954
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1954 BlATHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVB Key Campaign Trends Peace, Parse Top Issues in LHOLS EDITOR'S NOTE — This is , another of several stories by roving Associated Press reporters /analyzing the campaign in key states. By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL CHICAGO, Oct. 11 (AP) — The joys o£ peace and the thickness of the pocketbook have turned into vital political issues in cross-section 11-. linois. And here in a state that blends together a typical mixture of America's industrial and agricultural economies. Democrats and Republicans are fighting out a vital Senate race along the historic line of liberal - conservative cleavage. Perhaps as nowhere else in the nation, the fundamental dispute between liberals and conservatives stands out in the battle between Democrat Paul H. Douglas, trying for a second Senate term, and Republican Joseph T. Meek, making his first bid for public office. For Douglas regards government as the economic guardian of the people—as their rightful, paternalistic champion. And Meek, for 20 years the voice of Illinois retail merchants, is the free enterprise, unfettered, uncontrolled economy type of Republican. Douglas cries out that Meek serves "the special interests." And Meek thunders back ihat Douglas is a "Socialist" and "medicine man economist." Then there are those other issues of peace and the pocketbook. Wherever he goes throughout the state. Meek bears down on the favorite GOP theme of peace and prosperity. People are doing pretty well these days, he says, and besides: "Nowhere in the world today are guns killing American boys; nowhere in the world are planes shooting them down."At coffee hour talks, in street corner speeches and in political rally orations, he almost always gets around to that—and to pounding Douglas as a Socialist who wants to "wreck the Eisenhower administration" and "have the government take over and run your lives." TYPHOON AFTERMATH—As soon as the roar died down from Japan's worst typhoon years, t,he residents started to repair the extensive damage. Above, people of the hard- of Hakodate begin reconstruction of their wind- tossed homes, one of which is propped single brace. I " J in many hit town up by a He calls the senator "Mr, Capital 'S' of Socialism," the "Pink Professor," or '"Paul the Planner." He told one group of Republican women that Douglas "taiks the Communist lingo" and "speaks the identical party line." This is all part of a culated pian. The question is whether this line of attack will make a martyr of Douglas and boomerang against Meek. It's a gamble the Meek forces are willing to take. Meek. Is 50 and looks younger. He is chunky, peppery and personable, fl good mixer, an able speaker. Before stepping into the Senate race, he was head of the Illinois Federation of Retail Assns., an organization of some 50,000 to 60,000 merchants, and its lobbyist at the State Legislature at Spring- field, The GOP nominee said in an interview he is counting mainly on three issues to see him through to victory against Douglas: "Peace under the Republican party, a fear of things Douglas stands for, and a desire to the people to let this Eisenhower crusade run its course." This is a state which potentially could determine which party will control both Senate and House in the next Congress. Illinois voters are selecting not only a senator on Nov. 2 but also 25 House members. Republicans now have a 16- to-9 edge in House seats. . Democrats hope to narrow the gap this time, if only by a seat or two. While they might be able tu dump Republicans out of per- haps four seats—maybe more if this should be a Democratic year— the GOP claims it probably will capture one Democratic seat and has a fair chance to take two others. In the Senate contest, most of the political experts at this point are shying away from picking a winner. Some voters still are undecided, and the rival candidates won't start their big finale drive for votes in Chicago and Cook County until after the middle of the month. The county casts nbout If there is :iny advantage at the moment, it appears to lie with Douglas. The senator says he expects to win. He too is counting on three big issues. He listed them in an interview as: unemployment, the farm problem ;uid "ndmmisrrntion iveaways." Tall, leiui, whiie-numed. Douglas is til 1 . At 50 he enlisted in the irimv, \v:is wounded twice in the Pacific, :tmi went up from private to major. For years lie was economics professor at the Uni versity o: wagon rolls blaring out Hymn," Huge Dinner to Honor Mrs. Roosevelt, 70 Today NEW YORK Mi-Mrs. Prnnkllnj D. Roosevelt, most likely the nil- lion's busiest and bi-st known grcut- Bnindmother is 70 today. She will celebrate the birthday nt a dinner with more thnn 1POO other guests. The party in the grand ballroom ot the Hotel Roosevelt was arranged by tier associates in the Amenran Assn. tor the United Nations. She chairman ot the board ot Governors. organization's Chicago. His sound into (he town square the "Marine Corps Except that this dinner is in hon- jr of her birthday, Mrs. R«asi'vt'lt I will find nothing unusual in tnkiiiB a seat at the main table of a gathering of prominent people. Her Jnm-packed day-to-day schedule is crowded with big receptions and The senator too Ls playing around I meetings in all parts of the nation Souf h Texas Attorney Acquitted InCaseof 7952 Political Murder By WILBUR WACO Tex. lawyer has been acquitted of a charge he took part in a murder plot that wound up with a politician's son shot dead by mistake. Nago Alaniz, 39, had been accused as part of what the state called a plot to kill Jacob S. Floyd Sr .of Alice, chief rival of Duval MARTItf County political boss George B. south Texas Pnrr - Tlle g unman got Floyd's son STRIKE CALL—H. O. Hughes, president of the Order of Railway Conductors, has ordered a nationwide strike. Oct. 19, against the Pullman Company. The walkout will hit al] Pullman cars in the nation except hospital troop trains. The conductors are asking a five-cent hourly increase and a third week of vacation. instead, the state said. A jury yesterday found Alaniz, of Duval County, innocent on a charge of accomplice to murder after a week-long trial here on a venue change. Jacob S. Floyd Jr., 21, University of Texas student, was shot by a hidden gunman at the rear of the Floyd home the night of Sept. 8, 1952. At that moment, his father and Alaniz were meeting at an Alice drive-in. Floyd Sr. said the meeting followed an urgent phone call by Alaniz in which the latter told Floyd to come by taxi, not his car. Plot Planned The state claimed the trigger- .man was Alfredo Cervantes, a Mex- jican national who has never been arrested or indicted. The state charged that Alaniz and Mario (El Turko) Sapet, San Antonio bar owner and former Duval County deputy sheriff, had plotted to have the elder Floyd killed. It said Alaniz was to lure Floyd Sr. to his garage with a telephone call but "lost his guts" at the last minute and called him to the secret meeting to warn him. Sapet, the state said, was to provide the killer's getaway car. Sapet bus been sentenced to 99 years on conspiracy charges in the slaying. The jury, in effect, upheld the defense claim that Alaniz heard of the murder plot and warned Floyd Sr. of it because of past favors from Floyd. Alaniz did not testify, but his wife did. She said that'"on the night of Sept. S she received a telephone call from a Spanish-speaking person who did not identify himself. She said the caller told her to give "the lawyer" this message: "I am the man that talked to him Saturday and this matter is true and it will be to night." Mrs. Alaniz testified that when she gave her husband the message he rushed out of the house, saying it 'might mean saving a man's life." Woven through testimony was the struggle between Parr's political faction, and the opposition Freedom party in Texas' four-county 79th Judicial District. The elder Floyd is a Freedom party leader. He testified Alaniz told him professional killers were imported from Mexico to murder him be- cnuse of politics. After young Floyd was killed, Parr issued a public statement that he knew nothing about the slaying. An ultrasonic tooth drill is the latest dental improvement. Scientists have developed a handpiece that can be used easily and comfortably by a dentist .Ultrasonic waves do the work of drilling through the tooth without pain. Insurance Endowment Plan Adopted by Students At S. Carolina College CHARLESTON, S. C. (/P)—Colleges with endowment troubles might take a look at a student-conceived plan in operation at The Citadel, South Carolina's state-supported military college. In 1918. two students computed that if KKMnem- bers of each graduating cliiss signed up for a $2,600 insurance policy and kept it up, in 20 years the annual income from dividends would be nbout $3,000. The dividcnds'could form an endowment and the men would have the insurance. The fund wfint into operation with the class of 1953 as 115 seniors signed up. One hundred membprs of the most recent class entered the plan. Insurance men figure there will be 56,400 in the fund four years from ILs start, and that by then scholarships can be awarded from it For Ihe seniors taking out the policies, the plan means they acquire insurance they might otherwise never think of getting at that time off life. with a possible boomer.ixng In a constant Munition of something he has been saying for months—that the nation is in ft recession t\nd steps should be taken to make sure it won't become a real depression. It's just like taking something to keep a cold from turning into pneumonia, he says. But the oven-Wing issue, he says, is "the people against the selfish interests." "The leadership of the Republican party in this state, and my opponent," he says, "are basically t.hf servants of the selfish interests." They are trying 10 nut over a campaign idea that the people will "help Ike" by voting for them, he says, whereas if they got control of the country they would "hamstring and frustrate, the President nt every turn." If he is -re-elected, ne said, it \ will represent a "repudiation of the Republican Old Guard, but not ri repudiation of the Eisenhower foreign policy 'or his program of mild social reform." He tells the people he would give the President better support on these two points than Meek. Meek retorts that Douglas is trying to ride the Eisenhower coattails to victory and it won't work. In a state where isolationism runs strong, it is apparent that Meek is just as strongly isolationist as Douglas is internationalist. Among some Illinois voters, that could be an asset. Meek. hn.s others: a wide circle of friends and acquaintances, the backing of Gov. William G. Strnt- ton and the state Republican organization, the prospective votes of state jobholders. For his part, Douglas has behind him a reorganized Democratic /machine- in Cook County, support from organized labor, national prestige as a senator, and possibly an appeal to some of the independent voters who helped elect Eisenhower in 1952. uud, around, the world. In the past year she figures she 1ms traveled 50,000 miles, mostly to lecture about the United Nations. Since she lei't the White House, where she Invd longer than any \ other First Lady In history, site has (raveled, lectured and written untiringly. Hut the United Nations has been her pet entlui.sia.sni, both a.s a delegate and now as a volunteer booster. She says her work for the U. N. has been the most rewarding in her life. With 70 year.s behind her, Mrs. Roo.seveli. .still vigorous and in seeming health, says she lias no intention of easing up on her many activities. In contrast to the big party tonight. her birthday was celebrated privately, by the family at Hyde Park yesterday. Gathered at her modest Val-Kill collate on the ed^e of the Roosevelt e.state were four of her five children. From California had come James and Aimii. Franklin Jr. left off his campaigning for the New York state Dcmcrntic ticket, and John a Republican, came over from his own home at Hyde Park. Anna's husband Dr. James Halstead, and the wlvet of Franklin and John also wert there. Only Elliott was missing. He has ranch interests in Colorado and was detained there but plans to visit his mother later this year. Interviewed recently on her aj>- prnactiliig birthday, Mrs. Roosevelt was asked how she liked the idea of being 70. She replied; "I think one of the advantages is that you take life more calmly. You know that 'And this, too, wfll pass," GEM THEATRE Oscoola's Largest Finest Theatre MONDAY and TUESDAY THE MOST : FABULOUS CHAPTER : IN THE HISTORY OF • "" yQAHMI JOHN UMERON-DRU-IRELAND "Bobby, V/ill You Marry Me When You J Grow Up?" 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Clark hired a man to teed his pigs, Saturday night he heard a pig squealing and squealing. He found the hired man had pul u shout in a burlap b»K and started off with It. He held the man until police arrived. Infant Killed at Grave WKITEVTLLE. Tcnn. UP',— Dennis WrlRhl, 2, taken to visit a relative's grave. \vs killed yesterday by a heavy monument-size headstone that toppled when he step- peri on its base. MOX -Theatre- On West Main St. In Blytheville Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat., Sun. l:0fl Dotty Lamour in Hospital HOLLYWOOD (If) — Dorothy Lamour entertained Cedars of Lebanon Hospital yesterday lor a checkup and rest. Her physicians say the songstress is weary from ft series of night club appearances. She is not expected to remain ftt the hospital long. Trip for Queen Mother OTTAWA, Ont Ml—Queen Mother Elizabeth will visit Ottawa Nov. 1217, the government announced. 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