The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 5, 1956 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 5, 1956
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TACT TWO (ARK.V COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL «, Rumored Revolt in Illinois May Spell Stevenson's End By BRUCE B1OSSAT NEA St«tt CorMiponSknt _ CHICAGO — (NEA) — The April 10 Illinois primary will give battered Adlai Stevenson his first chance to get his Democratic presidential candidacy back on the rails. But a sizable write-in vote for Sen. Estes Kefauver could give him another shove down the embank- Until Kefauver's whopping upset victory in Minnesota, this primary was stirring less st than a review of last week's laundry list. But now it may be different. interest Stevenson, the sole formal entry In the Democratic preferential test is still in strong In Illinois, party organizations habit ually demand and generally get rigid loyally. Democratic leaders long ago passed the word for Stevenson. Nevertheless, the raw materials lor » modest Kefauver revolt are at hand. If it develops in the former governor's own backyard, the blow lo his presiigi and his presidential prospects will be substantial. Here'i how tk* ullook for rebel lion shapes up: Right alter. Minnesota, Kefauver men in Illinois said: "We won*t or- gataie > write-in drive here. We haven't the setup, and there isn't time. Besides, the senator's sched ule wouldn't permit him to come into Illinois to make a bid.V Political observers recognize, however, that this would be shrewd talk if the intent is actually 'the very opposite. It protects Kefauver against failure, and .makes liny score a good one. A quietly engineered write drive that flops can be dismissed with the words: "We didn't try " If It works it can be hailed as the "spontaneous voice" of Illinois Democrat*. Already Keliuver leaders have made one modest public appeal for write-in support. Others may follow. President Ehcnfcower'i 108,000- vote write-in in Minnesota in 186S - showed that results can b« produced with amaiing speed. The drive was concentrated hi the' last live or six days before voting. . News stories, advertisements and some chain telephoning turned the trick. . A write-in of such size in Illinois would hurt Stevenson, in the view of nil own backers. The 1952 Illinois totals suggest it is wholly possible. That year Mr. Eisenhower rolled up 141,600 Republican write- ins. Stevenson, while polling 700,000 lor a second 'governor nomination, corraled 84,000 presidential write- in* as Kefauver, a formal entry, was running up 53«,000 votes. Downstatc Illinois may hold the •mall seeds of a Kefauver rebellion. In Cook County (Chicago), Mayor Richard Daley is repaying Stevenson for 1055 mayoralty support. He'll deliver the country's 36 convention votes to him. But control isn't as firm downstate. Reports filter in that anti-Stevenson people, grousing since his governorship day«, will try to undercut. Only a few downstate delegate candidates favor ^Kefauver, but a half dozen • others are counted "show vote," but think he'll do well in the normal course of events. HOLLAND NEWS •7 Mri. Ed H»npl«, It Mrs. Pauline Warren (Oeno) and James Bess were married In Kennett Monday, March 19. Daughter of Mrs. Emma Warren, Mrs. Bess, until recently, was employed at Holland Drug Store. She is formerly of Saginaw. Mich. James Bess is the son of the late J. Wesley Bess and Mrs. Clara Rogers. The couple left Wednesday to 'make their home in San Francisco. Mrs. Kenneth Berry entertained dered In the wilderness at nominat- j ing time. That year they backed ! Thomas E. Dewey and the winner was Wendell Willkie. In 1948 they favored the late Robert A. Taft and Friday afternoon in her home a bridge foursome comprised of Mrs. Juanita Coleman, Mrs. Dana Cohoon, Mrs. Barbara Capehart and the hostess. A dessert plate and coffee were served. Maria Dell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gervis Capps, asked several friends to her home Sunday afternoon for an egg hunt on their lawn. A large chocolate "prize" egg was given each child to put in her basket while she looked for eggs. Easter Sunday was the occasion for 50 relatives and close friends to meet in the home of Mr. and Mrs. 0. H. Plnkston of Hayti. The Pinkstons were nosts to a dinner shower in honor of the marriage of their son, Wayne Arlen Plnkston, whose marriage to Roberta of Flint, Mich., took place A. R. Powoll. Mr. and Mrs. E. 3. Daugherty tnd sonl, Miss Sue Thurmon tnd Marion Thurmon of St. Louis and Mr. tnd Mrs. Roy Palmer and three daughters of Poplar Bluff. Week-end visitors in the homes of Mrs. W. H. Barber and Dewey Prultt were Jake Barber and Lola Worthy of Memphis and Mrs. Prank Smith of Fredrlcktown, Mo. The out-of-town guests accompanied Mrs. Barber and the Prultt family to Easter sunrise services. Mrs. Otto Childers Is ill at the home of her son, Marvin Childers, and Mrs. Childers. She has a nerv- i ous condition and an allergy. Visit- j ing her through the week-end were Mr. and Mrs. Cleatus Childers of St. Louis who were also guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kll- bourn. Having recently returned from ! two months in Tucson. Arix., H. L. Reynolds entered room 801. Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Thursday lor observation and treatment. Re- j maining with him is his wife and j Mrs. Sadie Crews. j From Carml, 111.. Miss Helen; McCance and William Chastain! guesU of | McClaln of Bonne Terre, Mo. After surgery two weeks ago at a Memphis hospital, Mrs. Claude Samford was returned la her home Thursday. Her condition is satisfactory. Read Courier News Clasiified Ads. RETREAT'S REAION The wart hog has the habit at entering its burrow backward, thus being able to 'rout out with Its tusks any enemy ihat tttempt* to follow It. -OPEN- ELLIS & HARRINGTON SHEET METAL WORKS 203 North 1st St. Next Door to Westbrook Machine Shop* Gutter Work - Duct Work All Types Sheet Metal Work Prompt Service—Ail Work Guaranteed -Phone 3-4161- WILSON PTA HEAD — Mrs. J. B. Lovett has been named president of Wilson's PTA for the 1956-57 school year. Other officers are Mrs. Bentley Rhodes, vice president: Dr. ,1. W. Reynolds, secretary, arid Mrs. R. H Cummings, treasurer. "open-minded," and some sure winners are said to be looking over the presidential merchandise carefully. • • « Kefauver headquarters says that since Minnesota they've been hear- ] ing volumes from potential rebels downstate. Some of these are said to feel Kefauver would help their local and county tickets more than Stevenson. Unopposed in Wisconsin April 3, Kefauver will come into Illinois with a 3-0 count over Stevenson and 62 convention votes. If he cracked through here for 100,000 to 150,000 write-ins and snipped ofl a few of Illinois' 64 delegates votes to boot, happiness would be rationed in the Stevenson camp. Pre-Minnesota, Stevenson's managers saw Illinois as a light track workout for their shiny horse. No big run had been planned. Now they may step up his home state efforts, both to counter the rising Kefauver threat and to try to put some of the shine back. On the Republican side. Mr. Eisenhower has only technical opposition from Sen. William F.. Knowland of California, who didn't pull his name off the ballot after "Ike" announced. Most Republicans Insist they aren't pressing for American Electric Supply Inc. Wholesale Distributors of Electrical Supplies and Construction Materials. 213-15 (rtar) Walnut--Blythevill«--Ph. 3-8353 .104 - 106 E. Word — Jonesboro, Ark. — Ph. 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