The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 20, 1954 · Page 12
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 20, 1954
Page 12
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BLYTHEVTTXE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWI WEDNESDAY OCTOBER », 19N Key Campaign Trends Connecticut Republicans Look Fearfully at Results in Maine EDITOR'S XOTE — This is another of several stories by rovliiR Associated Press reporters analyitaK the campaign in key states. By KRI.MAN MOKIN HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The governor's race in Connecticut looks like a tight race right down to Nov. 2. Contestants arc Gov. John Davis Lodge. Republican, and former Rep. Abrahsm A. Ribicoff, Democrat. Both express confidence, but their campaign lieutenants are running scared. Some neutral observers see Lodge leading at this point. Others, noting that Maine elected a Democratic governor for the first time in 20 years, believe New England is experiencing a "Democratic trend" which could carry Ribicoif to of! ice. In neighboring Rhode Island, the Democrats hold the governor's office, both Senate seats and both in the House of Representatives. Political observers expect them to win all major contests next month. In Connecticut, the campaign so far is almost Chestoriielriiun, high- level devoid of personalities, name calling or rough stuff. Appearing together in New Haven recently—but not in the format of a debate—it was "My good friend. Abe" and "Our respected governor with whom I had the honor of serving in Washington," and so on. So Hot Issues Nor have they produced any red-hot issues. Lodge Ls campniwmng primsivily on his four-year record- Ribicoffs emphasis is not an attach on this record. 11 i.s a pro- grain based on "economic growth, moral vision, administrative efficiency." Unemployment, loss of overtime and economic conditions arc factors in Connecticut as f'lt-y are in othrr New En^I;iiifl .stulc.s. Ribi- coff says there arc 52,000 jobless. If true, this would be more than 8 per cent of the maximum working force—higher than the national average. But Lodge snyp the figure is 32,000, contrasted with 100,000 in 19-!9. And he adds that in nine ycarfi, (i7 industries left the state while more thim 1,300 came in to locale. They also have traded a few shuts "OVIT rouils, a development commission, and charges to patients in slate health institutions. But so far, the campaign has been more like a discussion between executives than a battle between political opponents. Ribicoff soys he has never conducted any other type of campaign and that this "positive approach" has brought victory every lime except in 1U52, when he ran for the U. S. Senate. He lost then to Sen. Preseott Bush (R) by about 20,000 votes. Although defeated, lie ran nearly 5f),f)00 voles ahead of Adlal E Stevenson, the Democratic prc;s- Before that, he wa.s twice elected to Congress. His district, the 1st, is heavily Democratic and gavi 1 him substantial pluralities. Kibicolf is 44. slim, dark, cuiiet- spoken. He was born in New Hri- tain, started life as a newsboy. He I.s ntarheii and has two tet;n-auf children, lit' has an easy, casual approach with the voters, imprcss- c thrill with an air ol quiet sincerity. Lodge gives no Indication of undue anxiety. He Is big, wiry, a man of imposing presence. He was once a movie actor and the Democrats do not discount hi.s political appeal to the feminine vote. During World War II, he wits in the Navv, saw considerable action, came out with some glittering decorations. Hi.s 51st birthday falls today and President Elsenhower is scheduled to cut tile cake ut a Hartford parly—an event Republicans hope will contribute lo Ihe governor's lirlvc. Campaigning on his record, Lodge tells audiences, "1 don't claim that everything i.s perfect, but —." Then he goes on to recite what hi- has done. He makes claims lo having Held down the costs of government, points out that Connecticut bas the highest Income, per family, in the nation. Republicans now hold five ol the slate's six congressional seal.s. Democrats say that ,lf they elect Ribicoff, they also will win at least four seals. The Republicans sav they expect to hold all five, but do not predict they can carry thi | Democratic 1st District, which consists of Hartford County, largely industrial. In Rhode Island, Gov. Dennis j Roberts, a genial, witty man, is opposed by Deim J. Lewis, mayor ol Newport. Lewis is 38, has had wide experience in state govern- At 87, Sen. Theodore Francis Green Ls running lor re-election and campaigning with the best of them. His opponent Is a Providence lawyer, Walter Sundlum. Here, too, unemployment is a top issue. The official figure, 40,|o(JO. equals about 11 per cent ot | the working force. Rhode Islanders claim it Is the highest ratio in the nation. OOP candidates, argue the, state ad m i n i s t r a lion Is respoasible. Democrats say it results from policies made in Washington. Bullet-Riddled Body Found In Lover's Lane MIDDLESBORO. Ky. (ff) — The Identity of a bullet-riddled body found in a lover's lane rested today on two clues apparently overlooked by the killer. One was an affectionate note; the other a laundry murk In the slain man's shirt and trousers. They were stamped "Fox." The victim, in his late 20s or early 30's, had been shot six times — once in the head, three times in the chest, nnd twice In the back. Police said the man had been dead about 13 hours before two men searching for firewood stumbled across the body yesterday. The note crammed Into a watch pocket started out "Hi, Honey, I love you," and was signed Harriett and Ronnie Jr, Since the contenlsi indicated the note was from the man's wife, police theorized his name also may have been Ronnie. Robbery apparently was the motive but Middlesboro Police Capt. Cecil Grubbs said the man's wallet and other possessions nniy have been removed to throw them off the trail. Actress Weds Oilman HOLLYWOOD Ifl'i—Movle dancer Vera-Ellen, 28. and Victor Rothschild, 31. Pasadena oil mtm, will be married soon. She announced their engagement last night. No dale was set. Neither has been married before. These glorious, bathioom fixtures now come lo you in all Ihe magic of non-fading pailel colors ot only a very little more than white, * SANDSTONE * SEA GREEK * SKY BLUE * IVORY Each of Ihe famoui Btiggi Beauty- wore colon it icjenfi/kally planned to harmoniie wilK a wide range erf decorative ichemei. Gel full information todaj'. VISIT OUR SHOWROOM TODAY BERRY ALLEN Plumbing & Htg. Co. 31* So. Second Stre«t Phont 2-MM Whitton PTA Has Meeting JOINER—Whitton Parent Teacher Association met Tuesday ulglit the community house with Mrs. Sum Rushing presiding. The program wnp on civil defense. Mrs. Ed Wright wns In chnrge. The devotional was given by Mrs. Bob Forrester find group .singing led by Mrs. Clclus Tnatei. penkRr for; eventnR wns Rev- erend Boles, piistor of Whitton Baptist Church Hifi subject wns. "Why Not Try Christianity". Durlnir the business -session, a hiillowern cnrnlval was planned and n date set for the first, parent education study group. A discussion was held on their project for the year—acquiring new playground equipment, for the school. Read Courier News Classitied Ads. DOCTOR Hopkins and the Unlvenlty of Pennsylvania were sent to train the !,(••* comers. Visiting doctors from Mayo's came to also help train the yotini! doctors, Don said money could not but th'; training lit 1 and the other young men received from the world-famous doctors. Some of the doctors | I,ad written text books. l-osl-lirad Work Prom there, Don was transferred 10 the Naval Medical School at Hethfsda. Md., for post graduate work, Irom there to Flight Surgical school at Pensacola where he grad- i tinted in November, 1942. j It was during his stay there that lie and the former Miss Jane Denton of Frenchman's Bayou were married. He got a week end leave ;\ml was married September 20, 1942. at First Baptist Church In Memphis. i After three months he was "long : cone" to the South pacific and Jane went home to live with her parents until his return. Don was sent to Pearl Harbor I iiom wilt-re he was assigned to the i First Navy Heavy Bombers Squad! run. From Pearl Harbor came Guad- I alcanal. flis outfit, funder Admiral Moffet) wa.s land-based there. Conditions were terrible In those early days of the war. The worst medical combat was fighting malaria. When the Marines came, Don's culfit helped to take care of a lot of their medical needs. Things got better before Don left there a year and half later, but at that, he add- j ed, it wasn't anything to write home about. Flylnjr M.I). Doctors weren't required to go on bombing missions, but being young and adventurous he didn't want to Continued from page 7 iiO barrier. Three Others Don was the only "ham" when, he CHUN: to O.sceola in 1948, now there are four, Eel Tciiford...Max Havis nml U. M. Goings, however, there arc more in the making. In fact my back door neighbor. L. D. Key, is gelling nil luned up to enjoy the winter—I ean hear him. Dun's cull lelcrs are W 5 DUV. v.hich he displayed on the rear ti<R of his business ear. Don graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1941, after that, THE NAVY. He went in before Pearl Harbor and was .slationed al the Naval Hnspllul In Philadelphia for 14 months. Groups were coming on active duly then imd doctors from John come bade home without having hid an unusual experience. One night, eight of their planes went on a bombing mission and he asked to go along Jor the ride, and to build up the boys' morale. Three of the eight planes were lost that night and that ended his morale-building trips. Now that it Is all behind him, Don said, that was an experience he would never want to do over but he wouldn't take anything now for having had it. After 18 months on Guadalcanal Don was sent back to the states where he had a surgical residency in New Orleans at the Naval Hospital. While there he took a post graduate course (don't doctors ever get through taking post graduate courses?) at Tulane in obstretics. During his stay in New Orleans he made several week end trips to visit his wife and his new son, "Little Don," who was eight months old before he first saw him. Liked Mlssco Don fell In love with Mississippi County. After his discharge in 19«. A. P. Barham and Chester Danehower, representing the Luxora Rotary Club, came to him and asked that he come to Luxora and begin a general practice to fill the place of the late Dr. T. L. Hudson who had been killed in a wreck. In June, 1947, he re-opened there for five years. Due to housing shortage in Luxora, Don moved his family to Osceola a year after coming to Luxora. With talk of a new hospital being built in Osceola, Don decided to move his office to Osceola, but not until another post graduate course. Cook County Course This octirse was taken in Cook County Hospital in Illinois, more General Election Nov. 2.1954 I earnestly solicit your vote and support for election lo a second term as City Attorney. Elbert S. Johnson City Attorney CAPABLE — HONEST — SINCERE — VETERAN Political advertisement paid for by Elbert S. Johnson obBtretrlcs, and X-ray course and surgery. Don Is approved by the County Hospital Board to perform major surgery at the Osceola Hospital and with Dr. Mallory Harwell of Memphis, the two are the only ones who hold that distinction. These are Don's words: "Nobody else wants it." • Don was president last year of the Mississippi County Medical Society. •His praise for the Osceola Memorial Hospital couldn't be any higher. The best equipment money can Luy is used right here, he added. With as fine a surgeon as Dr. Harwell, tile majority of operations can be performed right here in Osceola. We can never expect to have men here for brain surgery he continued, or other such operations, but for the more common operations, no better set-up in the country can you find than what we have right here under our noses. Osceola Is, and should be, very proud of this institution, he concluded. Not AH Work Don said being a doctor Isn't all u-ork. One of Ihe requirements that you need no post graduate course, in is to have a keen sense of hu- mor. The other day, a nliw year oW colored boy came In hi* office and said he had gall-stones. He came In alone and was as fat and lUck looking as you'll find. Don asked him what his symptoms were. Of course he had none. On "cross • examination," thi trouble Don found was that the boy wanted him to write out a prescription stating he must not mow yards. Don with C. B. Woods, St., and Ed Teatord can tell you all about building speed boats. The one on display at C. B. Woods Motor Co., is proof enough for me. Don's 17* horsepower cracker-box racing runabout outran anything on Lafc» Hamilton, when he took it over there this past summer. , Don is a member of the American Legion, the Masonic Lodge, the Rotary Club and is a deacon in tht Presbyterian Church. He is chairman of District Health and Safety Committee, Eastern Arkansas Council in the Boy ScouU, which he is mast proud to be. Who wouldn't have a doctor-complex knowing one as fine at Dr. Don Blodgett? Bourton&lus Irt^T'W essBBis*" KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY 86 Proof. 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