The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 22, 1954 · Page 3
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Key Campaign Trends Two of Kentucky's Favorite Sons — Barkley, Cooper—Battle (EDITOR'S .VOTE — This is another of several stories by roving Associated Press reporters analyzing the campaign in key states.) By DON WHITEHEAD LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The people of this mint and julep and blue grass" country are approaching the difficult political choice of having to send only one of two favorite sons to the U. S. Senate. The decision must be made Nov. 2 between Democratic former Vice President Alben W. Barkley, 76, and Republican Sen. John Sherman Cooper, 53. No matter which one wins, there's going to be considerable sadness that the other had to lose. Barkley and Cooper are the Kentucky strong men of their parties with big personal fallowings. Their collision dramatizes the full force of the struggle for control of Congress. Democratic chiefs called Barkley out of political retirement as the only man who might recapture I proved he has a great deal of ap- the'Senate seat which Cooper won j Peal lo the voters. He won a short- two years ago after the death of I term Senate seat in 1046 when fbr- a factor working in Berkley's favor. Another would be the fact that about 70 per cent of the county offices in Kentucky are controlled by Democrats, in addition to the state government. Cooper Has Votes, Too On the other side, Cooper has Democratic Sen. Virgil Chapman. They are counting on Barkley's enormous personal popularity. Some say he may pull the biggest surprise of the entire national campaign. Here are some ol Ihe factors on both sides: Barkley's name is known to practically every adult in- Kentucky— and he's running in a state that normally is Democratic. The Voters from 1913 to 1925 sent him regularly to represent them in Congress and from J927 to 1948 they kept him in the Senate. Then in 1948 they voted for him as vice president. Unemployment, particularly in the coal fields, would appear to be mer Democratic Sen. A. B. (Happy) Chandler resigned to become commissioner of baseball. He was nosed out by Virgil Chapman in 1948. but he came back two years ago to capture the scat vacated by Chapman's death, although President Eisenhower lost Kentucky to Adlai Stevenson by 700 votes. Meanwhile, he served as a U.S. delegate in the United Nations. As a senator. Cooper didn't achieve the national position of Barkley, but he did make a record which even Democrats say made friends for him. His age is in his favor too. Even a casual visitor to Kentucky soon finds that Barkley's 76 years have Newspapers Set Pace, Archbishop Points Out LONDON ij#! — Newspapers still set the pace for creating and influencing public opinion. Dr. Cyril Garbett. archbishop of York, says. The press, he says, leaves a deeper impression than either radio or television. "I sometimes hear that the press no longer has the influence it once possessed,'' he recently told the Royal Commission on the Press. Dr. Garbetf. Britain's . second ranking Anglican churchman, explained: "The wireless f radio) is listened to by millions, but only a minority are trained listeners who could report accurately or give even an intelligible account of what they had heard only two hours previ- J ously. "What is printed deeper impression. become a beneath-the-surface is- with a good deal of confidence they sue which could have a strong influence on the outcome of the race. For spectator interest, the Barkley-Cooper race has been a gentlemanly and roilier sxaid affair wilh neither candidate whooping it up into a name-calling contest. For the most part, they've stuck io issues. Hits Administration Barkley has centered his attacks on the Republican administration and its record during the past two years, comparing it with what he calls . more prosperous years under Democratic leadership. He assails the administration as representing the privileged few and not the masses of people—although he doesn't include Eisenhower himself in the indictments. Cooper has hit hard on the theme that the nation is at peace because of Eisenhower's leadership and tl.ai the Democratic prosperity Was a war prosperity. He pictures himself as being in a position to do more for the state than Barkley. In interviews, both men claimed MOX -Theotre- On West Main St. In Blytheville Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat., Sun. 1:00 On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen AIR CONDITIONED FOR YOUR COMFORT LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature • "I am doubtful about this. 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Box Office Opens 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 p.m. Admission 15c & 35c At All Times —AND— M-G-M'j grta I drama of ! desire ' under tire) ALSO CARTOON SATURDAY Double Feature Sat. Night 10:30 Sunday & Monday Oct. 23 - 24 - 25 Continuous Showing From 2 p. hi. Sunday •"""« JEAN SIMMONS • VICTOR MATUW CENE TIEBNEY • MICHAEL WILDING BELLA DAM'PETER USTINOV md EDMUND PUROOM FRL, & SAT. Double Feature GUNK FORD-ANN SHERIDAN Appointment _ in Honduras —AND— «fttBl ratal He West —AND— H-C.H; f^,, n i., V TECHNICOLOR ALSO CARTOON & SERIAL SAT. OWI, SHOW Serial "Gunfijfhlers" Cartoon "Life With No. 15 Tom" SUN., & MON. Double Feature ELEANOR OMRLTON 1 RARKER-HESTON IN PARAMOUNT S THE WAKED i> JWGLE J , TECHWCOLOR —AND— A UBVEIISAl-MTMTONM. flCTUtt METRO NEWS LEO ' GORCEY The [BOWERY BOYS i tfe HUHTZIUU. ALSO CARTOON & SERIAL Sun., & Mon. Double Feature GOLDEN Ii Toot i« JILIED ARTISTS —AND— timism was greater than Cooper's. "Il looks so good It scares me." Barkley said. He added that in his travels around the slate he had found a feeling "this administration is inadequate to deal with the problems that face us." He predicted he would win by a "substantial majority." Cooper conceded that Barkley's popularity was thn major obstacle he had to overcome—but he said he was getting more expressions of support from Democrats in this race than he ever had before. "In the past two weeks," he said, "the feeling has grown that I'm going to win. If this keeps building up, I will win. And I think I will win," On the congressional front, reliable sources say there isn't likely to be any change in the present lineup of six Democrats and two Republicans. It's a New Jack Carson Opening on TV Tonight By BOB THOMAS (plenty of opportunity for films, and HOLLYWOOD (AP) — .lack Carson starts a new career I'""'' s ""' w " v '"' Wilnls "• " e admits making mistakes in his lirsl assault nl llu 1 new medium tour years auo. Al that time, he burned all his movie bridges behind him. m T\ tonight and he'll be presenting a new Jack Carson. No more the loutish blowhard who is I he bull of all (lip jokes. He'll be playing more or less the real Carson —. a big, lusty fellow with a clever, almost ironic sense of humor. Every lour weeks. Car.son will j Cnr.son used lo pluy In the Warners j occupy the NBC Friday night spot ! film.-, with Dennis Moi'Kun. Jiu'k ' which Rod Buttons has thret' tunes ! has been trying to cut away from a month. The king-size comic will | those portrayals lor the past few open with a shot of his San Fenian- ; > ears and has just about maimed do Valley ranch and then appear j ii. as himself. Then he'll ease into a j He went to an extreme in "A sketch. Tomtit's will be a takeolf Star Is Born." in which he plays a on "Lucy." offering the home life' noncomlc role a.s the hardhearted pvess iigem who helps pw the skkls under James Ma.son. Carson doesn't think he was a heel in the film, but others disagree. At any rate, it was a juicy enough job to Ket him mention for a supporting Oscar nomination, something fe\v fo'ks ever suspected he would garner. I'he new TV deal will give him ot A gangsicv. Cosiavs: Clan- Trevor, Ricardo Cortcz. Satire "I'm goiiiB to try and do satire." Carson explained. "It's the thing I like to do best, and I don't think there's enough sood satire on TV. At first we were going to do takeoffs on other shows. But H.en I realized I would be hurting -some friend's feelings if I did. So mw we've doing more general things. "I think we have a funny approach. But of course. I can be wrong:. U the show lays a bomb tomorrow night, I may change my way of thinking." N'cw Chnrurtrr There was nothing satirical about the loud-mouth ' character "You just couldn't puss up a couple ot hundred thousand for two years' work." he explained. "So 1 picked up and went East to live." 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