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June 11, 1952

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

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FAGS TEN B (AUK.) COURIE* Taft Tightens Control Over Party Machinery To Fight Eisenhower By JACK BELL C9KAQO (/TO — Sen. Robert A. •fift ha« tightened control over Republican convention machinery irtth the apparent Intention of fighting vigorously for tile seating of Southern delegates favorable to him The top arrangement committee's choice yesterday of Gen. Douslas MacArthur as keynoter, and the selection ft Taft backers to lltl other major convention posts, was tlictat- edd own the line by the Ohioan's camp. The action served notice on supporters of Gen. D^ight D, Elsen- hower, Taft's chief rival for (he GOP presidential nomination, (lint there will be no quarter in the hnt- lle over disputed soutlvrn votes which may go a long w.ay toward determining the winner. The keynoter assignment for MacArthnr, who has publicly backed Taft and has criticized Eisenhower Indirectly, emphasized the no-compromise moort of the Ohlo- sn'r backers. MacArthnr Accepts MacArthnr accepted quickly in a telegram to National Chairman filly C. Gabrielson, expressing surprise that he had been picked for the job. "I am fully conscious of the hi^ii honor and distinction hwoived hut equally aware of It3 deep obligation," MacArthur told Gabrielson. '7 frankly have grave doubts of my »bllity to fulfill its demands. "However, in view of my selection, I nccept with a real sense of grateful appreciation." Although there hud been some question about the legality of the rtw-rtfcr general's addressing a party convention because of Army rtgulatfons, th« Pentagon said it would raise no isue on this point. Friends said MacArthur would •pnk in civilian clothes. Vital Position Gained WriBe MacArthur Is expected to make a party-rallying speech without reference to any particular candidate, some other convention officers selected by the arrangements p-oHp are in a posftlon to make »Kal rulings. One of thes« h Walter Hallanan ol West Virginia, a Taft supporter thoMHi us temporary chairman •when that post was divorced from tti« keynoter's job hi order not to burdwi MacArthur with gavel pounrifeg chores. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 195J plain lie intends to enforce the 1848 convention rules until the time this year's convention is pcrmanctly or- Raized and he turns the gavel over to Rep. Joseph Martin of Massachusetts, named permanent chair- mar,. Martin Is a rooter for MacArthur as a possible presidential candidate although the general has snld he Isn't running. Sen, Eugene Mlllikln of Colorado, a Tnft deleyhu', was named U> head UK- convention platform-drafting committee. Kisenhower's backers have said Hie; will carry to the convention floor a fight to seat a pro-Kisen- iicwor delegation from Texas. Al- thouph Taft himself proposed a compromise recently, he evidently now Is ready to flghf to Hie finish for the seating of a pro-Taft delegation. The 38 Texas votes Involved could be vital In the nomination flfhl. The 19-18 convention rules say that "only legal and qualified voters shall participate In a Republican . . . convention" and it is the contention of Taft backers that El- senhower supporters stacked precinct and county conventions In Texas with Democrats in nn attempt to grub control of the dcle- KtiUpn. "Steal" Is CharRcd Eisenhower backers have asserted Ihe Taft camp tried to "steal" Ihe Texas votes by holding rump precinct and county rneetitigs. Other and somewhat similar contests may go before the national committee—and finally the convention itself—Involving Louisiana's 15 o'tlegatcs. Georgia's 17, Mississippi's live, Soulh Carolina's six and possibly Florida's 18. A.s further evidence the Taft forces ntend to use w firm hand. Rep. Clarence Brown of Ohio said ho will oppose the television of con- tcslh earlngs. He heads the condition's radio and prc.ss subcommittee. Harry Darby, Kansas backer cf Eisenhower, sntd he would fight any such decision. "The public should know and see what Is going on in these hearings," he declared. MacArthnr's choice as kevnoter irked Eisenhower's backers. But as Darby said ''the inevitable happened," an allusion to the fact Ihe Taft camp had the necessary votes SENIOR SOLON AILING Hep. Adolph J. Sabalh, 86 (D., III.), IE In "fair" condition at Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, following a major opera- lion for a liver ailment, according to a hospital spokesman. Sabalh has served In the U. S. Mouse of Ftepresentntives longer than any oilier man—16 consecutive ye;irs. Atom-Scarred Japanese Girls Start Treatments To Erase Bomb Effects TOKYO I/I') — Ten atom-scarred girls from Hiroshima began beauty treatments today to erase disfigurements caused by the world's first nuclear blast in r.otubat. Japanese woman novelist Shl?.ue Masugl brought them here for plastic surgery at Tokyo University Hospital. They were given medical examinations prior to operation for removal of scar tissue atid tumurous growths caused by the Aug. C, 1915, explosion. HtHanan already ban made it on tile arrangements committee. Farm Land Boom Slowing Down Because It Takes More Money WASHINGTON Wi — The farm Hnd boom is stowing down, tlie Agriculture Department satd today, because It tn kes more m on ey to buy and equip a farm than most young men and tenants can scrape together. The average U.S.. farm is worth between $17,000 and $18,000, mid that doesn't include machinery, equipment aYid livestock, the department said. In sonic ureas the ' land market has been restricted largely to the farmer who already owns a farm and equipment and to tlie city Investor. Land prices started advancing sharply after outbreak of the war in Korea. But the upward spiral hns slowed to a snail's pace. The department said prices rose an average of 2 per cent during the four months ended march 1, compared to 8 per cent during the corres- eponding period a year ago. Even so, farm land prices on March I were 9 per cent higher than a year ago and 23 per ctnt higher than on July 1, 1950, when war in Korea erupted. The department said other fac- tors weakening Ihe demand for farms include rising farm production costs and lower farnv product prices. The department said however, farm foreclosures continued ut an extremely low rate nncl sales resulting from tnx delinquency arc negligible. The dctparhnetit also said thirds of ils field reporters dieted little change In farm prices in the months ahead. two prc- land Lions Hear Talk On Boys' State DonaM Gentry was guest. O f the Iran's Club flt their regular noon meeting in the Noble Hotel yesterday when lie reported on activities hclcl during tlie recent Boy's State. Donald wits one of eight Blythc- ville representatives to the session find was sponsored by the club. Other guests for yesterday's meeting were Hoy I Brown and BUI Pease, n former DlythcvlUc resident. GOP k Captured By 'Old Wallers/ Harriman Says Democratic Politico Claims Republicans Have No Program PHOENIX, Ariz. (/P)-W. Averoll Harriman said today the Republl- 1 can party "has been captured by' the weepers and wallers" who have nmde GOP mean "grim old pewi- mlsls " Campaigning here for the Democratic presidential nomination, Harriman said the 'Republican parly lias no positive program for pro'- e.ss nt homo or abroad. On the other hand, he declared, "the positive policy ot the Democratic party" has Riven the people of tlic V/est their greatest prosperity in history. "In the last 20 years," Harriman satd in a prepared address, "the Western states have really come into their own— despite the stub- j horn opposition of old Riinrrl Re- I publicans In Die East who have | (ought development of the West; evcrj step of the way." Harrlman's Phoenix program In- chlded, besides his outdoor speech, a news conference nnd meetings' ', with Democratic leaders tint! dele- ! Bates to the party's prcsldential- ron;lnating convention. Harriman, who Is Mutual Security administrator, said an expanded economy at home Is dependent on an expanded economy abroad. He added: "To keep the free nations of the world prosperous and slrongr, we must go forward with our Mutual Scrnrlty program. We must not permit this program, which Is pay- pie In protecting them from aegrc.s- ing dividends to the American pco- slve Communism, to be sabotaged ' by the shortsighted men in Con- i Hnrrlman said, "one wing of the ; Republican party offers disaster: through defeatism In Europe ond belligerency In Asia. Tile other wing of the Republican party offers rls- aster through a failure to realize that n national policy cannot be j sustained except by maintaining progressive policy at home.' British Flatly Deny Klaus Fuchs Sends Things Out of His Cell LONDON f/T'>— The British government flntlv denied n newspaper report today that nil sorts of things have been going in nntl out of the jail cell of Imprisoned atom spy Klaus Fnchs—including Fuchs himself. Fuchs, 40-year-old German-born phy.sicLst, nns served 27 months of u 14-year sentence for passing atom secrets to Russia. The Dally Express reported today thfit he had been transferred from Stafford Prison, northwest of Htrniinfiimm, to London's Pcnton- villo jail. The express said officials at Stafford found in Fuchs' cell: 1. Scientific writings — hidden In n hollow ICR of Ins bed. 2. A dairy giving detaUs of papers he had smuggled out of prison. 3. Three letters smuggled in from the scientist's father. Dr. Emit ; Fuchs, of Leipzig University In the \ Soviet zone of Germany. j In reply, the Home Office Issued \ tills official statement: j "The statements that Fuchs hns! been transferred from Stafford | Prison to Pentonvillc are completely mitme." "He is-not at Pentonvillc. He has not been transferred from Stafford • to any other prison. \ "No dairies have buen found and : there has been no discover of pa- | pcrs going In and out of the pris- \ on." j Top Garden Does We// On 8 Story Building HARTFORD, Conn. </n — This gr.rdcn Is tops. 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