The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 27, 1956 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 27, 1956
Page 14
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BLTraiTTLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWg TUEBDAT, MARCH 2T, 19M PresidenHol Preview XIVi Farm Unrest May Threaten GOPs Hold in Wisconsin By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (AP) — Farm unrest is spilling over from Minnesota into Wisconsin So is some of the sentiment for Sen. Estes Kefauver, who upset Adlai E. Stevenson in Minnesota's Democratic presidential primary a week ago. Both are more apparent around here, in the northwestern part of the state near the Minnesota border, than elsewhere in Wisconsin. But there is evidence even some tee in the state. Now be ie less his usual order lor the second half at the bigger, more efficient, traditionally Eepublican farmers are turning against the administration f«rm program and beginning to wonder if they ought to vote Democratic this time. And among laboring men in some Democratic strongholds in cities Kefauver appears to be picking up. Unless these feelings run more deeply than is apparent on the «nrfnf« .... presidential primary April 3 is going to be pretty drab. The only major entrants are President Eisenhower for the GOP and Kefauver for the Democrats. Should Kefauver come up with something like half the total vote, It probably would be considered an indication of a definite Democratic trend. Only A Third Democrats probably would contend a third of the vote would represent a good showing for Kefauver. In the 1952 primary, Democrats collected about 25 per cent of the vote, Republicans 75 per cent. H the November election could be moved up to March, Eisenhower would be favored to take Wisconsin again, although probably by a smaller margin than his 3-2 edge of four years ago. What brings out beads of political perspiration on Republican brows is the extent to which discontent among farmers may spread in the months beiore the general election. Take Wilbur Renk of Sun Prairie, in south-central Wisconsin. He and his brothers farm 3,500 acres and operate an extensive seed corn business. Renk' is considered one of the most prosperous farmers in the state. He is a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin. Four years ago, he headed the Citizens for Eisenhower Commit- than happy about the administration farm program. He isn't saying he will vote Democratic, but he did say in »n interview: "I know the farmers are very discontented. 1 think they are going to be a very attentive political audience for the Democrats this year." In northwestern Wisconsin there is a higher proportion of marginal farms and a higher ration of discontent. Consequently, political feeling in the area has to be discounted to some extent as not entirely typical. But it is important because of the undetermined degree to which it may seep into other regions. This is the picture around here: Tilting back in his chair in the office of the New Richmond News, Editor John Van Meter, a former Republican turned Democrat, declared: "We're going to give the admin istration a licking out here this year. Kefauver is pretty strong. He appeals to the average person." Cites Flight Thumbing through the last two issues of his weekly paper, Van Meter counted six auctions of farm stock and equipment in one week, five in the other. Ralph, Peterson is manager of a finance corporation branch office which has built up an ?80,000 business in two years, largely in loans to farmers. "I think Ike will lose votes," he said, "but not enough to lose the election." , , Four years ago, New Richmond had five farm implement dealers. The only one left is Clarence Polfus. He pointed to his stock of 18 tractors and said ordinarily they would be sold by June 1—but not this year. So he won't place of the year. Polfus said that "as far as our business is concerned, the farmer is rebelling and there isn't much question he will vote his pocketbook and vote Democratic." Polfus will stay witti Eisenhower. E. J. Cashman is president of a corporation that mills flour, makes plastics and packaging machinery, does printing, and .manufactures and sells 12 million dollars worth of feeds a year. "I'm sticking with the Republicans because I think they still can pound out a sound farm program," he said. But he added that a lot of his Republican friends who depend on farm income or business "are going to switch." Cove-ins Kill Two Workmen DETROIT (Jf)— Two trench excavation cave-ins within fewer than 12 hours claimed two lives in Detroit yesterday in the midst of a spring thaw. Arthur Reese, 43, died last night in the cave-in of an 11-foot deep trench in suburban Dearborn. Fred Scott, about 46, was trapped but pulled free. Robert R. White, 39, died a few hours earlier in the collapse of walls of a 17-foot deep trench in suburban Dearborn township. John R. Sensing, 49, and Harold Thomas were partly buried by the cave-in that caught Reese and Scott, but they managed to claw their way out. Dairy herds of Wisconsin produce about one-seventh of the milk output of the United States. Dave Beck Tightens Control On Powerful Teamsters Union BT JOHN GRIFFIN HONOLULU W—Teamster President Dave Beck is armed with full power today to try to smooth over a dispute that threatened to blow his gian union out of the AFL-C1O. Beck said, the power granted him unanimously by th« Hamsters Executive Board meant a controversial $400,000 loan to the International Longsshoremens Assn. would not go through. But he said the teamsters will continue to work closely with the ILA, which was thrown out of the AFL in 1953 as racketeer-infested. A full-day meeting ot the board's quarterly session in a Waikiki penthouse left the chunky, 61-year- old president in apparent full command of the nation's largets union. Besides handing the hot ILA issue to Beck, the resolution gave him sweeping power to: 1. Clean up corrupt elements in teamsters ranks, especially In New York and Minneapolis. 2. Launch a huge organizing drive under his personal supervision aimed at bringing a 'quarter- million new members into the teamsters. The meetings ended today. Smiling and relaxed after, yesterday's session, Beck said he "thought withdrawal of the ILA loan should "satisfy" AFL-CIO President George Meany. Meany' had threatened to suspend the 1,300,000-member teamsters from the big labor federation if it went through with the. loan. But Beck made it clear his powerful union will be working closely with the ILA. a union currently be ing opposed by the AFL-CIO's own international longshoremen brotherhood. "We're going ahead with the mutual assistance pact with the ILA," One for Road Got Him Caught HOBBS, N.M. (/ft—It's that one for the road that does it every time. The tippler explained he had hidden in the back room when the bar closed. When the place was deserted he took a snifter, another, another, and another. Finally he decided to leave and smashed the glass in the front door. But he decided to have one more for the road. That was the one he was hoisting when the police arrived. \ he said. Beck told reporters that the resolution "left no question that I run this union." His view was backed up by the man who has been accused of trying to take over his job, Vice President James E. Hoffa ot Detroit, who had offered the ILA loan. "There's no question that he's running things," Hoffa said. "Today's board meeting showed that." Police Fast On Recovery OKLAHOMA. CITY (ft - B. L- Carglil called the detective bureau: "Someone IB driving ray automobile away. 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