The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 15, 1955 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

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fAOTTWO (ARK.) COUWERKEWSI TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1968 Averell Horrimon Waiting; New York's Presidential Merchandise Is on Display-but Not Being Pushed By BRUCE BIOSSAT NEA Staff Correspondent ALBANY, N. Y, — (NEA) — Democratic Gov. W. Averell Harriman of New York, whose 22-year career in government reads like a synopsis of the period's history, is very busy these days not looking in the direction he wants to go — to the Presidency. He believes he's as fit for the remembering his wealth. But De- country's top job as any man Sapio did. In a tactical master- around. And. getting his baptism in I piece, he put him across at the 1954 elective office after long service i New York state convention, boating through appointment, he thinks the the ambitious Franklin D. Roose- water's fine. veil. Jr. But Harriman knows that Adlai Harriman went on to win the Stevenson is off in front for the election over popular Sen. Irving 1956 presidential nomination. So he Ives, Republican, by a tissue-thin and his political mentor. Carmine 12.000 vote margin. No matter the DeSapio, Tammany leader, are small edge. Harriman thenceforth playing the only game that suits j was a political force to be reckoned the circumstances. They're making with. Any governor of New York is ready to come from behind with a rush if Stevenson should falter. This game calls for Harriman to immerse .himself in the affairs of populous New York State, while De- Sapio lays out some lines to key a potential presidential bidder, and he may pack 90-odd delegates in his pocket at a national convention. As a campaigner, this tall, stooped, darkly handsome man party figures. DeSapio is just dis-j (now 6 4i offered curious contrast. playing: the merchandise — not | H ts platform speeches crumbled inpushing: it. The "merchandise" is of a sort not at all common to politics. A multi-millionaire by inheritance, Harriman has a background cluttered with a 100-room house, a 20.000-acre estate, a yacht, polo ponies and other evidences of affluence which normally aren't tabbed as political credentials. Today he still owns five houses. Not only was he raised on the right side of the tracks. His father owned the tracks. A Wall Street wizard who wound up controlling 75,000 miles of railroad, old E. H. Harriman bequeather some $70 million to Averell's mother, who later passed an even greater sum to her children. The governor chose to make his dent in a different field. Few men in public affairs have seen such varied duty or known so many of the world's great. Harriman can drop the biggest names in the business in the confident assurance his own will be dropped In return. The late Joseph Stalin gave him a pair of horses and he still has one on his New York farm. A weekend painter named Dwight Eisenhower gave him a painting of Sun Valley, Idaho, done from a postcard. Sir Winston Churchill says "Averell." The late President Franklin D. Roosevelt, himself a country squire, saW in Harriman a kinsman. FDR's top adviser, Harry Hopkins, liked him, too. That explains how he drew a succession of increasingly important federal assignments, finally going to Russia as ambassador from 1943 to 1946. Former President Truman kept him at top spots in the government fold another seven years. Then the Democratic, regime ended and Harriman was out. For a time he was lost. But he decided to run for governor of New York in 1954. At first few took him seriously. to dust. Often he seemed aloof, though his friends would say "shy." Yet, riding the back of an open car or walking the streets of a town, he came to life with a warm glow that captivated many. Today he's working that vein harder than ever. He goes at politics like a veteran, bounding around the state for endless appearances. People call him "The Guv" and he lives it. He thumps away at. the national .and world issues that stir him most. To look at him you'd never think he could take the grind. He seems fragile and perpetually tired. Still,, he wears out his associates with 7, a.m. phone calls and a driving pace. Some who chase after him forget he was so good an oarsman at Yale that he coached first the freshman and then the varsity crew. He can ski, ride, bowl, and he used to play polo with the very best. Now and then n reporter notes his tireless, friendly campaigning and writes of the "new Harriman." Aides say he snorts at this. "What Family of Five Found Shot To Death, Bodies Burning xmWAUKEE fflV-PoHce in sub- was ignited. Buckethal also had been , ....i._ J ... ,-.._., S hot to death. Shorewood Police Chief Emil Bartels said it appeared Buckethal shot his family and then turned the gun on himself. The weapon was found beneath his body. The bodies, he said, were "burned urban Shorewood yesterday found ft family of five shot to death in their home, with four of the bodies afire. The victims were identified as Mr. and M rs - Elmore Buckethal and their three children. police said that earlier yesterday they had discovered a fire at Buckethal's plumbing shop in Milwaukee. When they went to his home to re- porr ihe blaze they found .smoke conunp from the building. Officers broice into the house and found the bodies. They said the wife of three children apparently had been shot and then covered with oil which to a crisp." They were found in upstairs rooms. The children had been shot in the forehead. Bariels said the nre in Bucke- that's plumbing shop "definitely was of incendiary origin." He said he did not know the connection .if any, between the sire at the shop and the Buckethal home or any possible motive for the shootings. Bole Singing: Tower, near Lake Wales, is located on the highest point in Florida, Donated by Edward Bole, it was dedicated by President CoolidRe. The Red Sea. whos* waters art given Biblical credit for thi miraculous overwhelming of Pharaoh's army, has undergone no natural change in level in 3500 yeara. Get The BEST For LESS Do as millions do, take St. Joteph Aspirin for quick comfort of headache, cold's achct «nd p»in -be sure of fastest aspirin relief money can buy. Get, 100 Tablets Only 49c SteJoseph ASPIRIN GOV. AVERELL HARRIMAN: "What I'm doing now Is just what I used to do as a railroader in the old days." went to work for the Union Pacific, i may find some leaders shunning one of his father's lines. In two. him. years he was a vice president, but I But DeSapio says Tammany has then he switched to Wall Street and • a "new look" and friends hope Har- dipperi into shipping and other en-: riman's stout anti-Communism ihe terprises. In 1932 he returned to J saw Russia clearly in 1945) may the Union Pacific as board chair-j broaden his appeal. n. While there he promoted the If hjs c hance never opens up. first sire a m lined train and developed Sun Valley as a winter resort. It WHS 1933 when FDR first put him to work for the government After,that, being a rich businessman was strictly a sideline. N'o one ventures to say with assurance whether Harnman coulc get the Democratic , party's pres dential nod if Stevenson should stumble. The New Yorker has handicaps. I'm doing now is just what I used ! As an avowed New Dealer, he to do as a railroader in the old j worries party conservatives. As days," he says. Fresh out of college. Harriman man tied to Tammany, ancient symbol of low-order government, he Scout Admits Kidnap Story Hoax CHICAGO iff*)—A Boy Scout admitted to police yesterday his story of being slugged and abducted was hoax concocted to "give some hope" to the mother of two slain boys. "I got the idea watching a television crime show," said 14-year-old, Tom Pijnk. Sheriff Joseph Lohman said Fijak broke down after several hours of questioning, FiJRk was a (riend of John, 13, and Anton Schuessler, 11, who were found brutally slain with Robert Peterson, 14, nearly a month at?o. He served as a pallbearer at the brothers' funeral. Fijak told police he hit. himseli on the head with a brick to add realism to his kidnap-slugging yarn A hospital examination failed to disclose any bumps or lacerations. Lohman said Pijnk told him he faked the entire incident because he thought his story "might give her Mrs. Eleanor Schuessier some hope.' Lohman said presumably meant that he wanted to reassure Mrs Schupssler that the triple slaying still would be solved. WHY DRIVE? Jot a THANKSGIVING Take a breather from holiday traffic jams and parking problems. Relax ... lake if easy on a comfortable GREYHOUND bus. Cheaper by far, than driving your car. 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