SATURDAY, MARCH 31,1956 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE Capable Sen. Lyndon Johnson In Middle of Texas Party Fight By JAMES M-ARLOW Associated Press New* Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) — The political world of dark-haired Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas had a smooth and pleasant look when he got up on the morning of July 2, 1955. It's a little rougher now. . • . Any criticism of him on that day last July was minor. He wasn't quite 47 and he-had gone a long way in politics: he was leader of the Democratic majority in the Senate. He had just done a remarkable] was putting his political right foot who calls himself Johnson's job—through conciliation and consideration for Democrats and Republicans alike — of getting both sides to work together and ram through one bill after another with a minimum of fuss. He didn't go in for speeches himself. He paid attention to details. He had inexhaustible energy He never said he thought of the presidency. But if he did, he had plenty of time. Suffered Hurt Attack On the. evening of July 2 he suffered a heart attack which almost killed him. The best tribute to his success as a Senate leader was shown in the days which followed when one senator after another filled the Congressional Record with praise of him. Getting, Democrats and Republicans to work together is flot the way to create issues which can be used readily In a presidential campaign. Since the Democrats don't control the White House, they must depend on their congressional leaders to produce a program which can be ottered the voters. Right »fter Congress came back this year Johnson began pushing a bill to take natural gas producers from, under direct government price control. He may have felt he Lobby Probers Get Information WA9HINTON m—Two senators h»ve given the special Senate lobby Investigating committee some information which Chairman McClellan (D-Ark) said yesterday may "merit the committee's attention." McClellan told newsmen "it 1» nothing outstanding," but he did not describe Its nature identify the •enator* who had submitted it; The senators responded to Mc- Clell»n'i request for any information that would help the committee in tta search for any Improper or Illegal attempts to influence senators or other government officials through lobbying, campaign contribution* or other activities. forward. His native Texas is loaded with natural gas producers. In a way it turned out to be his left foot. t . Sen. Francis Case <R-SD) disclosed a gas lobbyist had offered him a $2,500 campaign fund contribution which he turned down. This made an investigation of lobbying almost mandatory." And, although the Senate passed the Eisenhow&r friend, challenged ' R ay b u r n, called his proposal on Johnson a "cynical" effort to divide conservative Texas /..Democrats. ' This means a fight over the. delegation, with Johnson. In the middle. Raiding Party Halts Truck, Dumps 3,500 Gof/ons of Milk DETROIT («—State police said raiders stopped a Detroit-bound milk truck yesterday on U. S. 16 just east of Brighton and dumped 3,600 gallons o£ milk on the highway. It was the first report of violence since a mil kprice dispute between dairy farmers and Detroit-area creameries 'touched off picketing of three creameries and outstat* milk depots earlier this week. James Dowswell, driver of a Seal- test. Inc., tanker, told troopers 10 to 12 carloads of men blocked the highway. They forced him to half and then opened the spigots on his truck, he said. Police said the raiders then per- mitted Dowswell to drive on. He was not molested. Dowswell said . he could not identify any of the raiders, Sealtest creamery I* not one of the three Detroit firms being picketed. Brighton is about 30 miles northwest of Detroit. The predawn radi followed demonstration by dairy farmers that kept more than two million quarts of Detroit-bound milk behind picket lines yesterday at Imlay City, SO miles north of Detroit. Seventeen huge double tanker trucks were bottled up at the Michigan Milk Producers Assn. collection depot. US Will Have Representative At Grace's Wedding WASHINGTON (A>l—Who Is going to represent Uncle Sam when Him actress Grace Kelly marries the prince ot Monaco next month? The question was prompted by reports from Paris that Prince Rainier III is miffed because no member of the British royal family plans to attend his wedding. In reply to a query, the State Department said yesterday the Mona- can representative In Paris had invited this government to send a representative to the wedding, "and the White House will designate someone." Read Courier News Classified Ads. Short Report UOUISVEbLE, Ky. VP) — A preliminary "report" issued by the Jefferson County grand jury read: gas bill, President vetoed it. , A couple of'regular Senate com-! mittees were anxious to begin a > lobbying investigation but Johnson: got the Senate to create a special! committee for this task. That j committee hasn't started worki yet and doesn't know when it will. I Then the Senate took up a week | with a debate on a constitutional | amendment for changing the sys- j tern of choosing a president. It was finally abandoned. •The, Democrats have talked of making natural resources a campaign issue. They accuse the Ei-, senhower administration of giving j them away. SUrtllnf Nudje But last week Paul Butler, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, gave Johnson and his fellow Texan, Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, a startling nudge. « He said the Democrats would be in a weak position to complain about the Eisenhower administration's handling of natural resources unless they themselves did something. Southern Democrats had been mentioning Johnson as a possibility for president. His friend Rayburn come out for Johnson as Tpxas' "favorite son" and head of Its delegation at .the Democratic National Convention. Then Texas' Gov. Allan Shivers, Manila Nursing Home Manila, Arkansas — Ph. 155 —VACANCY— Senile Lady Preferred! GIANT WIDE SCREEN Box Office Opens 6:30—Show Starts at Dusk SATURDAY ONLY Double Feature _AND — [TECHNICOLOR! I fci MM Art* ALSO CARTOON "MR. MISTLETOE" SUNDAY and MONDAY First Blytheville Showing G^fTbt wlYehtiirt written » hundred yean before iti time becomes » motion picture i|| to be remembered forever! * CARTOON "ROBOT RABBIT" nn rmtr pomue PUCK tuim to «••*>•>»»• "We met, we Mt, we hwdly i\f .t." A more detailed report followed later. REGARDLESS OF THE WEATHER-YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE 2ND ANNUAL Easter Sunrise Service STARVUE DRIVE-IN THEATRE AT 6:30 A.M. Music by the Blytheville Junior High School Chorus Mrs. J. 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