MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14,19S6 BLTTlfKYILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE TRRKB Dixie Demos Look Longingly At Ohio's Governor Lausche By JAMES G. CKOSSLEY NKA Staff Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio — (NEA) — A tall, broad-shouldered figure, topped with a bush of curly dark hair, is familiar in every town and city in Ohio. It belongs to Frank J. Lausche, the man who's serving an unpresedented fifth term as governor. As he strides at a near lope along the street these toys, they are looking at him with new interest. For, as the Democratic presidential convention approaches, his name ii mentioned increasingly as a possible compromise candidate. Started by Georgia Sen. Richard B. Russell, this freshet of speculation comes largely from the South. There, the conservative elements ot th party hunt unceasingly for a Domoncratic presidential candidate to walk the middle-of-the-road rather than the leit-rmnd rut. If they have one it increases their bargaining power, at the very least. A number of them think Prank Lausche—that's pronounced Low (as in how)-she — could could be the man. Oliioans have indicated forcefully since 1945 that independent Lausche is the man for them. Ohio is a Republican stronghold. Yet in 1952, while Stevenson was losing the state by a half-million votes, Lausche won by 425,052. What is this appeal to both Democrats and Republicans? Perhaps it's his energy. In a car he absent-mindedly prods the driver like a farmer hustling the haywagon horses when rain's a-coming. "Let's go, let's go. Why are we stopping here?" "It's a red light," the driver patiently explains. Perhaps it's his honesty. Everyone knows he .has little interest in money. He'd have difficulty scraping up the down payment on a house if he went back into law, his friends say. His pretty wife, Jane, can't get him to take time to buy a suit. She brings them home and tries them on a houseman her husband's size. Everyone knows he's an early riser, lake Truman. But his walks are in the afternoon. In the dawn he dictates letters into a machine. He has his friends worried about his flying. His pilot dashes him over the state in a single-engined National Guard plane. There's a toothbrush sticking from his breast pocket and his shoes are traditionally untied. Only icinjg conditions will keep him down or get him on the commercial liners. It's a cinch that Lausche can be re-elected governor about as Long as he wants to run. It would be surprising if he couldn't defeat Sen. George H. Bender in the senate race next fall. He's riding this southern boom- let for President, Pairing him as Stevenson's running mate would be illogical, but he might be in line if AvereU Harriman were nominated. New York and Ohio make geographical sense. With this plateful of goodies before him, what does Lausche say? "I've been astonished by the wideness of the circulation which lias been given over the country to views similar to those expressed by Senator Russell. But I have no ambition of any character whatever for any national office." In reply to a flood of letters, he currently refers to "dreams ol GOV. FRANK LAUSCHE: "They'll have me looking at the stars. friendly persons." To one lie said in typical lush Lausche prose: "They will soon, unless I am careful, have me looking at the stars above while I am stumbling across pools which lie beneath my feet." There's no point in his politicking just now. But wha tever his dlcision, it will have to come by Feb. 8, Ohio's filing deadline. There's little doubt that he'll have delegates on the ballot to make him favorite son. To go to the convention as. a sure-shot candidate for governor, controlling the state delegation, would give him his strongest national potential, dopeslers think. As an indication as to how he stands with what is left of Ohio's Democratic machine, here's his comment on entering as favorite son, a role he refused in 1954: "I will not have the Ohio delegation controlled by machine bosses whase sole purpose is spoils and patronage even if I have to be a candidate myself." For it's a big part of the Lausche story that he's climbed to his position strictly on his own. They call him a lone wolf. They charge he isn't a "team player"' and that he appoints as many Republicans as Democrats to jobs. Some comment by Democratic precinct workers won't bear repeating. But based purely on his actions, Lausche appears to be a politician who never got over being a jridge. He had a brilliant career on the Cleveland bench. Son of a naturalized Slovenian parents, he was born in Cleveland. At 12 he became breadwinner for the family. His first job was a lamp Lighter for the city. For a while he played third base on minor league ball teams. He pot inUi politics with an appointment to a municipal judgeship. From populiir judge he became Cleveland's mayor. This led to the governorship. His harassment of the state's gamblers, the endless battle for hospitals, schools and institutions, his struggle to keep taxes down and spend wisely all stem from his early career—both his precarious family life and his experiences with the seamy side learned in the courtroom. Then, as an afterthought, "You'll notice that many of our cities have Democratic mayors now when once we could seldom elect one." He gave Democratic politicans their biggest shock in 1950. Indicating he might vote for Senator Taft's re-election, he left his own party's Joseph T. Ferguson high and dry. It is strange that Lausche's early support comes from the South since he's* a Catholic, though his wife is a Protestant. It was the South that sent Catholic Al Smith to complete defeat in 1928. "In 'my early campaigns," says Lausche on his point, "the machine politicians who opposed me used religion as an issue. With each succeeding campaign there was less emphasis until it has practically disappeared." But it remains the big question mark on the governor's political balance sheet. If golf is a political asset. Lausche has a bagful. His athletic background shows itself in his game. Just GO in November, he has almost never been sick. His last examination showed him sound of wind, limb and heart. He has a larrupting drive and shoots in the mid-Id's. His goli genius is in studying a green. The judge agtyn, he hems and haws searching Reds Offering Arms to West Hemisphere? WASHINGTON (If)— The nation's intelligence chief has dropped word of a possible new Communist attempt to arm nations In the Americas. Allen W. Dulles, director of the Central Intelligence Agency spoke in a transcribed radio Interview- Friday night of "increasing evidence" that the Communists may be ottering arms "to countries in this hemisphere." He did not mention any countries by same. Dardanelle Dam Work Set To Begin Jan. 1 LITTLE ROCK UPi— Core drillings will begin about Jan. 1 at the Dardanelle Dam site, Armj- Engineers at Little Rock said Friday. Col. Staunton Brown, district engineer, said commercial firms would be asked next week to submit bids to be opened about Dec. 8. Most of the drilling will be at the dam site, adjoining Dardanelle Rock two milss upstream from Dardanelle oh the Arkansas River In Yell County. Other drilling will be done downstream to Morrilton, about 37 river miles from the site. Dardanelle Dam, one of four major projects on the Arkansas River, received a $450,000 appropriation at the last session of Congress. The money is to be used for final engineering surveys and preliminary construction. Total cost of Dardanelle Dam has been estimated to be 80 million dollars. Can't Balance Budget with Tax Cuts, Mills Says LITTLE ROCK IIP)— The federal government "can't reduce taxes and attempt to have a balanced budget next year," says Rep. Wilbur Mills D-Ark., a member of the House Ways and Means Committee. Addressing; the annual convention of the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants here Friday, Mills said: "I know everybody wants a tax reduction, but everybody wants such I things as school construction funds, j too." PRODUCT OF QUAKE? — Was this tree buried in the earthquake of 1811-12, when Reelfoot Lake, 40 miles northeast was formed? A bulldozer, moving din for the shoulder of new U. S. Highway 81 in Pemiscot County raked the top of it about seven feet underground Thinking is a log, workmen pulled it trom a depth of perhaps 15 [eet. Standing at side of tree is Clyde Middleton, fanner four miles northeast of Steele, from whom land for the right of way was purchased at this location. (Photo by Ycager) Cerebral Palsy Drive Planned WASHINGTON t/l'i— The government is planning to coordinate a niUiomvtde research drive aimed ui licking cerebral palsy. Dr. Pearce Bailey, director of UK: National Institute of Neurollogical Diseases and Blindness, said govern- ment scientists and researchers h perhaps 10 private hospitals and medical schools would conduct thr program. The government would furnish financial support in the form of grants to private institutions, Bailey said. The Williamsbur- is the U. Presidential yacht. Atomic Tanker Is Planned NEW YORK UP) — The chairman of the Federal Maritime Board has disclosed that the government has .sked manufacturers to supply cost figures on an atomic engine to power a tanker. Clarence G. Mor.se said the board hopes to have the ivtomlo merchant vessel completed by Junf 1050, provided Congress approves the project and provides sufficient funds. A second atomic ship Is being considered for completion tw» years later. Switzerland, with 36Q8 mile* o< track reaching into every corner of the country, has the world"! densest railway system. A fully automatic iron, yet budget priced. Fabric-dial gives proper heat fcf the fabric you lit ironing. Large 27'/j- square-inch sokpllte. Double button nooks. No Money Down Pay Only 50<z a Week $Q95 9 DREIFUS fil Dreihis W. Wear Diamonds 31G WEST MAO ST. Dec/are Dividend SPRINGDALE, Ark. UP) — The board of directors of the St. Louis- Sanfrancisco Frisco Railway Co. Saturday declared a dividend of 37 ] A cents a common share payable Dec. 15 to stockholders of record Dec, 1. 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