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TRTOAY, MAT SO, 1952 BLYTITEVTU,E (ArtK.) NEWS PolHical Roundup — Taft Launches Frontal Blow At Eisenhower General Is Linked To Administration Waste, Aid Plan By The Associated Press A frontal attack on Dv/ight Eisenhower's record, launched by Sen. Robert Taft's forces In South Dakota today, heightened the political clangor greeting the general's Imminent arrival home, The Ohio senator's supporters bought newspaper advertising space to assail Eisenhower, due in Washington Sunday. The general resigned us Allied defense chief in Europe to be available for the Republican presidential nomination if offered. The advertisements underscore the bare-knuckle nature of the Tuft-Elsenhower duel for South Dakota's 14 OOP presidential nominating delegates to be chosen in a primary Tuesday. "Ike" Linked to Truman Citing Taft's stand on top issues, the ads said Eisenhower is on record for universal military training and the draft of women in wartime. They linked Eisenhower to what was called the Democratic administration's "plan for unneces- » sary foreign aid and wasteful spending." UNIT and administration policies are unpopular In heavily-Republican South Dakota, where the military draft has taken many youths off the farms. Eisenhower backers campaigning there have contended Taft favors "some kind of UMT but not other kinds" and has strung along with a lot of the administration's domestic proposals. 51.Z Per Cent for Taft Souih Dakota newspaper editors, surveyed by The Associated Press, predict Taft will get 51.2 per cent of Tuesdays GOP vote, with 48.8 per cent for Eisenhower, It will be the last clearcut contest between the two top-running Republican nominee - candidates before the July 7 convention at Chicago. Taft got a boost from Alabama yesterday, when a Birmingham convention completed the state's 14-vole slate. The result: nine for Taft, four for Eisenhower and one uncommitted. . This makes The Associated Press tabulation of delegate strength- based on concessions, pledges, instructions and avowed preferences —now read: Taft 411, Eisenhower 3B6. OOP nomination requires 604. Big topic on the Democratic side was Vice President Alben Barkley's announced willingness to be a presidential nominee. If nominated and elected, the spry "Veep" at 74 would be the oldest man ever to become President. Hartley Would Accept Barkley's statement—that "while not a candidate in the regular sense," he would accept Democratic nomination—brought cheers from supporters touting him as a harmony candidate. Berkley has 28>,i delegate voles recorded for him in The Associated Press tally, including 26 pledged from his home state of Kentucky. Sen. Kstes Kefauver, who leads • the Democratic tabulation, also got a home-state push. Tennessee pledged him its 28 votes for a nationwide total of 150. Georgia's Sen Richard Russell is second with 86'/a t followed by Mutual Security Director W. Avcrcll Harrimnn with B5\' 2 Nomination at the Democrats July 21 convention in Chicago re quires 616. Kefauver made his first major foreign policy speech today at In glewood, Calif., where he con tinucd his campaign for the state's 68 Democratic delegates. The pri mary is Tuesday. In a prepared speech, Kefauvei > said the United States must con tinue international co-operation and i aid to combat communism. Holiday Halts Controls Bill Act WASHINGTON W>) — Further Senate action on a bill to extend anti-Inflation controls his been put off until V/ednesday after ovcrwhclrnig rejection of a pro- posal to junk wage-price curbs. Off today for a long holiday weekend, senators will turn to consideration of other legislation next Monday and Tuesday and then tackle the controls measure again Wednesday under an agreement limiting debate. The agreement is expected to bring nbout a final vote late Wednesday and send the bill to the House, \vhcre committee hearings on a companion measure have been completed. Warden Roy Best Is Suspended PAGE THREE DENVER (/!>)—Roy Best, who has held the post 22 years, was suspended yesterday as warden of the Colorado City. Penitcnlinry at, Canon Best, president of the • Prison Waidens' Association of America, was suspended by the state Civil Service Commission after Republican Gov. Dan Thornton ordered 11 ouster chargcu filed against him. Best was n one-time Democratic candidate for governor. Best was suspended n months UKO while he was (ried and acquitted of charges of appropriating state properly for ills own use. He will BO on trial in us. Dis- trlct Court here June It with oth«r prison officers on charges of violating the civil liberties of fix convicts. The government crurgw they were tortured after • riot l»»t July. 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