The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 29, 1955 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 29, 1955
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DECEMBER », 1991 BLTTHETILLE (ARK V COURIER NTEWS PAGE THHEB Majority of Demos Tkink Adlai Is Best Candidate By ARTHUR EUSON WASHINGTON (AP) — An overwhelming majority of Democratic leaders believe. Adlai Stevenson is now the best bet to win their party's presidential nomination again in 1956. The Associated Press today totaled up the results of a poll of 126 Democratic governors, state chairmen and members of the party's national committee. The Democrats were asked: "Whom do you consider the leading candidate, in your state, for .the presidential -nomination?"* Their, replies were borken down this way: Stevenson 76 Ket'auver 5 Lausche 3 Harriman 3 Others,.or no comment 39 The poll isn't as one-sided as it might seem. ' Some who voted for Stevenson stressed that his margin is so slight it may vanish before the convention is held in August. At least five politicians couldn't make up their minds, and decided the race was a tossup between Stevenson and Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee. Gov. Averell Harriman of New York, an "inactive" candidate so far, got. but three votes. One of these was from Carmine G. DeSapio, who. as a national coin- mi tteeman and chief 01 Tammany Hall, should have much to say about how New York's 96 votes are cast in the convention. Picked Up Vote Gov. Prank J. Lausche of Ohio, running both as a favorite son and for the U.S. Senate, picked up a home vote, plus one from Massachusetts and one from Texas. Others mentioned as presidential possibilities: Sen. Lyndon Johnson of Texas, Sen. Richard Russell of Georgia, Sen. Stuart Symington of Missouri, Gov. Robert B. Meyner of New Jersey and Gov. G. Mermen Williams of Michigan. If the politicians are right, the 1956 race will be a replay of 1952, with Stevenson, former governor of Illinois, against President Eisenhower. Y«sterdaj-, in a similar poll of Republicans, the question was asked: Will Eisenhower run again? Their answer, by a big majority, was yes. Some samples of Stevenson's support: Jack Toole. chairman of the Montana state committee: "I have jsut finished a tour of the state and I find that Adlai Stevenson is the most popular man right now." Tom E. Brown, speaking as an individual and not as . the New Mexico chairman: "Stevenson is so far out in front that others don't have a look-in in New Mexico." Monroe Sweetland, Oregon national comrnitteeman: "Stevenson will be nominated on the first ballot." Here's' how some of the split verdicts looked: Gov. Raymond Gary of Oklahoma: "I believe it is a tossup in Oklahoma right now between Stevenson and Harriman with Harriman on 'the gain. Kefauver has some pretty strong- support too." Ward Clark. South Dakota chairman: "It's a tossup between Stevenson and Kefauver with Stevenson gaining." Mrs. Myrtle Mclntyre, New Hampshire national coimnitleewoman: "I don't think anybody can touch Kefauver in New Hampshire." George Sandlin, Texas state chairman: "Lausehe has a slight- edge now on Stevenson, with Kefauver third, Harriman fourth." Michael H. Frendergast, New York state chairman: "The party has many good men and we're proud of f;hem, but I'm conviiv-I And this is what they're saying [that the governor (Harriman) is about the other candidates: ' in the front rank." STARR GAZING By BETTX£ N£LL£ STARR C*Krier N'ewt SUfl Correspondent BB Bandits On the Loose OKLAHOMA CITY tf) __ Oklahoma City's "BB bandits" have started their annual post-Christmas war with the police. Officers have answered more tlian 40 complaints since Monday of small boys shooting at everything in sight with air rifles brought by Santa Glaus. There is an ordinance against shooting a BB gun inside city limits. Commented detective Ralph Richards: "All we can do is pray for bad weather." Holdup Man Getting Chummy LOS ANGELES iff! — Market operator Max Linger has been held up by the same man three times and the fellow now calls him by his first name. "The gall of that guy," says Lin- •ger. "He entered mV store again yesterday, pulled the same .32 automatic pistol, and says: 'C'rnon now, Max, give me the money. No monkey business now'." Linger handed over $53, the contents of the cash drawer, just as he did last March, and again in April. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Whew! Just 362 more days ! ) H A gal who can cook has an ability she can use three times a day — and in between times, might I add. Here's another one of them t-har Texas yams I picked up in Houston. "The Giant," (with apologies to Edna Ferber) w'alked up to the ticket window and asked for a plane ticket. The agent asked: "Where to, podner?" the Texan's reply: "Anywhere, son. I've got business all over." Charity is a word we often confuse; it's not giving to others the advice we can not use some of. I hope there aren't many of you having: birthday on New Year Day. I hate to be the one to teil you bad news but a person born on this day will be unfortunate whether in employ or in business for themselves and have a hard time making both ends meet. Of course^ that could happen to the fellow whose birthday falls on some other date. Among the numerous other reasons why old folks think it makes them appear young .to run around wifch a crowd young enough to be their children, is that the young folks don't know how bad a strawberry seed or a, teeny-weeny sliver of pecan hurts, under an ill-fittjng lower plate or a mouth full of bridge work, and late hours play havoc with middle-age and over. Catch one off guard sitting over in a corner . . . feet turned in the opposite direction trying to find a way their tootsies can be more comfortable, and ye gods! Those bags under their eyes! A fellow just has to keep up with the young ones and they ain't fooling nobody but themselves and that's for sure. Just makes a fellow look ridiculous. So, friends, be your age instead of a spectacle. The way to tell when you're getting past the be-bop crowd — if you have to be reminded — is to look in the mirror and if your waitsline is getting shorter and your legs are beginning to bow, brother, 'that's it. Although the expression, "there's luck in odd numbers," can scarcely be called superstition in our present day, the belief in odd numbers was at one period almost universal. j Tt was not only the ignorant who] heid to this belief but the great j and learned, for Virgil wrote that | "God delights in odd numbers." j The Chinese also believed that! odd numbers belonged to heaven j and in our country as late as! Shakespeare's time, the belief was at any rate known, as is evident by the words. "They say there is divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance or death." Number One stands for unity f "God Alone"; while three is called by others as "The perfect number," expressive of the beginning', the> middle and the end, with chance and death." The symbol of Job was a triple thunderbolt, and the fates who controlled the destinies of men were three in number, and the Trinity of the Trinity is three times three. The wise men were three in number, and the gifts they brought were three fold. Five is called the mystic number, and seven is known as the holy number. There were seven clays of creation, seven spirits before the throne, every seventh day was appointed to be .set aside as a day of rest, every seventh year was Sabbatical and seven times seven years was the jubilee and most of all, aren't we asked to forgive those who trespass against us, not merely seven times, but 70 times seven? In France, when there are seven sons and no daughters, that son is called a Marion and used to be '— perhaps still is — branded with a fleur-de-lis as his special gift is supposed to be the power of healing "King's evil." And fortune tellers love to say they are the seventh daughter, as if this were reason sufficient for her power in foretelling the future. "Nine-day wonders" is a phrase we have all used many, many times. Many of the old world superstitions, are exceedingly strange, but ampng them all, none is more curious and interesting in its origin than the belief that good luck lies in odd numbers. I hope the person who gets one odd sock every week in their laundry, has-a one-legged man in the f am illy, or else if they'll contact me, I'll furnish them the mate. Every week I get back just one sock of a kind and I'd like to know where they're going, might be a good way to strike up some new friendships, like putting your name in a botUe and throwing it in the river, or sumpin' to that effect. Extra Troopers For Patrol Duty BALTIMORE Ml — Fifty exira troopers have been ordered to duty New Year's weekend in an attempt by Maryland state police to prevent a repetition of the Christm is highway toll of 10 dead. More than 200 state troopers will work 14-hour shifts. Department policy of giving each trooper either Christmas or New Year's oil In been abandoned for this year. Critics Name Top Actors NEW YORK (Pi — Ernest Borg nine, who starred in the mo\ it "Marty," and Italian actress Anna Magiifini have been chosen as the year's best actor and actress b~ New York film critics. Miss Magnani was chosen by the 16 critics from seven daily nev. papers for her role in "The Ros A too." The critics picked "MaiU as the best picture of 1955. YANCY BEALE ST. 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