The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 20, 1954 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 20, 1954
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PAGE TWO BT.TTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIBB NEWS WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 20, 19M Writer Predicts Eisenhower Won't Run for Second Term By ED CRKAOI1 y WASHINGTON (AP) — One reporter's opinion: President Eisenhower will not run for 8 SeC °This Is'climbing out on a long limb. What the voters tlo Nov. 2 — whether they give the Republicans another two years in control of Congress — could have a lot to do with making up the President's mind. Unless, that is, he already made it up. This reporter's pression is that he has. Mind you. this is only an Impression—an educated hunch at best. The only man who can say with certainty what's in the President's mind is ihe President himself. And, following well-established practice, he's keeping his thoughts on this question very much to himself. So any forecast that is more than Idle crystal gazing must be based on (1) what the President's attitude seems to be, as well a-s newsmen covering his activities can determine it, and (2) what the people around him think he will do. It is from these sources that this reporter, who sometimes covers the White House, has formed the impression Eisenhower will not run again—always barring some unforeseen factor. Associate Quoted James B. Reston wrote in the New York Times recently that in his opinion it is doubtful the prosi- has dent will agree to run. Reston he'd be delighted to .v.iy farewell ot Im- quoted an unnamed associate the While House In January 1957. County PTA Council Has Meeting JOINKHr-MtssiBsippl County Council of Parent Association met Friday at Joiner Methodist Church. Mrs. Harper Dates, of Joiner president presided. Mrs. Phillip Deer of Blytheville was program chairman. Theme of the program was, "Speak Up tor P. T. A.". The Rev. E. E. SUivenson. pastor • -• - in ot the President's as telling him: inspect the almost completed modeling job on his Pennsylvania farmhouse. It was hard to avoid the Impression that here was a man lovingly planning a home—his nrst real home In many a hi meant to live in. and not Just retire to on weekends. Another strong Impression is tlmt, while Eisenhower is determined to do a (food job as president, he still doesn't like the Job and still less does he like the party polities—and some of the politicians—that go with it. There Is fairly gcriural agree- mcnt among those in dally contact with the President thftt. If his personal wishes were nil that counted, Authorities May Have Solution To Death of Phenix City Official PHENDC CITY, Ala. Wt - The gunman whose bullets cut short the crime-fighting career of A. L. Patterson four months ago, is still a hunted killer, but investigators may have the goods on him. Despite the cautious secrecy of Acting Alt. Oen. Bernard Sykcs. who is directing the murder Inquiry, homicide detectives say privately they think they know the assassin's name. "We feel sure we have a good, sound case against the man who did it," said one homicide detective, "but there are a few loose ends to be tied up." And, he added, "there may be others involved, and we want to get them too." Other sources close to the Investigation corroborated the story, but none of the officers would divulge details. Sykes commented merely that "we think we're making progress." Neither would he sny when the case will be presented to the emergency grand jury which was empaneled to investigate the Patterson slaying and to prosecute rocketers caught in Phenix City's wholesale vice cleanup. The elder Patterson had been nominated for attorney general on a pledge Ui rid Phenix City of organized crime. His law partner son won the nomination without opposition after his father was killed. Hundreds of witnesses have been questioned, but no one has been charficd with the killing. Festival Held In Whitton JOINER—Whitton Harvest Festival was held at the Whitton Coin- muntly House Thursday and sponsored by the Whitton W. S. C. S. of the Methodist church. This was a chicken dinner served banquet style and wns a hti«e succe.-w with around 125 attending Reverend W. W. Fcl.erson, pastor of the church, gave the opening prayer. The Riicfits were welcomed by the president, Mrs, D. L- Lemley. The young peoples class served (.he dinner. After I ho dinner, Pop HpclKW nnd his all girl Ensemble of Marked Tree, s^ve a musical proRrnrn. nm jigiiin. And there are many 10 feel this pressure, which would ...:;!ud<: appeals to patriotism and uty, would be too strong to resist. The argument also is put forward hat if the Democrats win control f next month Eisenhow- ght want to run again—to eek "vindication." Maybe. But the President could rguc that (I) he has done his uty by putting in four years as u-esldent on top of an unparalleled military career; (2) the bulk of its legislative program was cnact- jd in his first two years; and <3i f the people want Democrats In office they can darned well have democrats in office, and he'll go lome to Gettysburg. It may he recalled that Herman Adam.s, the President's chief a. 1 --* slstant. made a speech a while )nck saying Elsenhower might not •im in '50 If the Democrats won in 54. Elsenhower said at the time Adam.s was only speculating—that ID hadn't discussed his plans with anybody. But If he didn't say Adams was right, he didn't say Adams was wrong cither. It could well be that Democratic victory would only strengthen a feeling on the part of the President that he's done his hit and should be allowed to wash his hands of politics—and wash them In Pennsylvania spring water. World's larse Shuttle, Wash. halibut port is 330,000 BUSHELS OF FEDERAL LICENSED PUBLIC STORAGE Will Soybeans Be Higher This Winter? ... IF YOU THINK SO, YOU CAN STORE THEM AT Farmers Soybean Corp. Buyers and Warehousemen of Soybeans and all Farm Grains We Pay TOP PRICES Everyday for Soybeans and Combine Milo. We also carry complete lines of fall seeds. FARMERS SOYBEAN CORP. Broadway & Hutson Sts. Blylheville, Ark. Phone 3-8191 "Th* Home of Sudden StrWc*" loth arc students at Shawnee School Mrs. Bob Smith, president of Joiner unit, gave the welcome ad- Jrcss and Mrs. Sam Rushing, president of Whitton unit, gave a re- jort on the parent education workshop held in Joncsboro In August. Mrs. Mary Hitt, president at Manila, gave a report on the state convention in Little Rock. plans for the year were discussed and reports made from the 13 units represented. The January meeting is to be held Principal speaker of the day was, Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, supervisor of Blythcvlllc public schools, who spoke on "Public Hazards." The County P. T. A. passed the following resolution: We as Mississippi County Council Parent Teacher Association go on record, as sponsoring a movement to eliminate books of violence and obscenity in our county. Big Boys Taste Tax Sugar, But Smaller Business Little Sour By SAM DAWSO.V NEW YORK (AP) — Some big boys are sweetening the profits puddlni! today. Their gains in net income — after paying lower taxes — offset the sourer reports of many smaller businesses for the summer quarter. The first 50 corporations to report their net profit after taxes or the three summer months—ex- Itisive of financial institutions and ulroads—showed combined earn; 12 per cent higher than for in same three months of 1953. But weighing heavily in that cale are the increased profits of uch big companies as American elephone & Telegraph. Du Pont, nd General Electric. Other corn- antes whose earnings were sharp- up this summer over last In- lude Continental Can, Kaiser Aluminum. Marquctte Cement and Rohm i: Hass. Of the 50 to report, 27 had increased earnings this summer. In many cases this was due to a sharp drop in income taxes, which more than offset the decline in sales which many report. Fifty is loo small a number to more than indicate a trend. And it rmist' be remembered that corporations with sorry earnings comparisons are less likely to rush to announce them. Some of the 50 offered estimates with final figures to follow. The great flood of earn- Ing statements will crest around the end of this month, and may change the final figures considerably. But the first indications point to a continuation of this year's earlier trend—big galas by some hirfjc corporations offsetting , decreased profits by a mass of smaller companies. In the first quarter of this year combined profits of industrial corporations averaged 7 per cent ahead of the 1953 period. In the second quarter it had dropped to a gain of 6 per cent. Utilities in earlier quarters averaged from 5 to 7 per cent ahead of a year ago. But railroads were off by 45 per cent or more ,and early indications are that rail earnings in the summer quarter will also prove to be down by a large percentage. Banks have been showing a profit gain this summer, although none is included in the 50. Among the 23 corporations to de- cline among the first 50 reporting for the summer, many were sharply down and three of them operated in the red, although none had In the 1953 summer. Steel companies mostly show ft sizable drop • In earnings, »mong them Republic, Kaiser, Allegheny- Ludlum, the Orante City, Other companies with sharp drops thU summer Include Virginia-Carollnt Chemical, Transue 81 William! Steel Forge and Rlce-Stlx. 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