The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 13, 1952 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

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Someone Has to 7?un Political Parties: It's Usually a Minority (EDITOR'S NOTE: Thl« li the •fcoat of row »torl« OB the vot- «•'» *»((!« lo pick a prwlrfeni.) By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON (rtV-Most people don't take an active part in politics because they are loo busy making » living other ways, or lack interest, But. since we have a two-party system, and apparently want it, some- U»ie has (o run the parties. : There has always been a politically active minority "willing to do the running. They range from the humble precinct workers to the fat- necked bosses. Their reasons vary: Some are earnest, considering it a social responsibility'; some want power; and some have a lust (or loot. Up to the end of Washington's wcond term there had been no big political parties. And when a successor to him had to be chosen, it wns done through arrangements between national and state leaders. The people had no say. For years afterwards, presidential condldates were clicsen by party caucuses in and thus Influence the convention In their "Growth of the American Republic," Samuel Ello son and Henry Steel MoriComnuge: have a comment: "The direct primaries which had aroused, the enthusiasm ol LaPollette, Theodore Roosevelt and Wilson proved a distinct disappointment, for profes sional politicians quickly found ways to control the primaries . . ." The failure of these hodge-podge primaries among Just 16 states doesn't mean that a national law, setting up a single primary with teeth in it for every state, wouldn't be successful in letting the voters pick the candidates. Congress, at course, would be the key in setting up such a national la«'. It's been urged to do so many times. And in the past lev weeks measures have been offered In Chicago to establish by law such a national primary in one way or other. But don't bet anything Is done about it. This year, anyway. Congress, even ,though the parties I Ground-Packing Machine had taken shape. ri««_l__ i :_ i- i-r Primaries Asked In 18Z4 This method began to hit the skids in 1824 when Congress turned down Andrew Jackson. Pour years later he go' Into the White House for two terms. But he was so scorcher! by the 1824 deal that he urged Congress, is eight annual messages, ffo set up direct primaries to let the people pick the party presidential candidates. Congress, of course, didn't, and still hasn't. Since around 1840 the candidates have been chosen by delegates from all the states at the parties' nation- si nominating conventions. Theoretically, that is, for more thuu once the delegates have been only simple yes-mou theoretically. for the bosses. Also, the delegates rcpre- »ent the thinking of the people back home. In most cases the people back home have no control over them. In 1803, Robert LaFollette, twice defeated for governor of Wisconsin by bossed state conventions, got his state's Legislature to adopt a primary liw. By the time of World War I, 18 states had adopted such laws. Their purpose: To let the people of those states express some preference tor party candidates to be chosen at the national conventions and to elect delegates to the conventions. Sixteen states — New Hampshire, Minnesota. Nebraska, Wisconsin. Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, ^fclaryland. Ohio, West Virginia, Oregon, Florida, California, south Dakota — still -.have primaries. ' ' Developed in California PASADENA, Calif, (tf) — A machine which does a pretty thorough Job of solidifying earth by shaking it has been developed by engineers at the California Institute of "Technology. The idea behind the machine is to simplify and speed up the foundation work on highways, airfields and buildings. The underlying ground has to be packed to take the weight without sinking. The business end of the machine is 'a steel plate with an area of 15 square feet which shakes ground Immediately beneath th'e It at varying rates, sometimes around 12 times a minute. Towed along a sandy beach. It solidified a streak of sand about 4 feet wide and 75 feet long in one minute. Foreign TV Affiliate Set Up in Mexico PENANO, Malaya (f>— The "courage and fortitude" with which the people of Malaya are acing Communist terrorism has drawn praise rom America's newly-arrived diplomatic representative to Singapore and the Federation. Charles F. Baldwin, U. S. consul general, said he was Impressed by the high morale he had seen during bis visit here and in Singapore, where he makes his headquarters. ' Pledging -to work for closer rela- UtWfeinSIS?^ S*- S t!c«^^enMa[a y a3ndThe^ a t: fe^Srthrr.esatesT^ *" at ^' *-**. *cU«d= "Amer- it the convention as the people who elected them desire, some giving the delegates a free hand, some urging them to be conscientious. Choice Not BinainK And the preferences among the candidates, expressed by the people voting In the primaries, have no binding effect at all on the conventions althpugh they may show how the people at home are thinking WED.-THURS. "CAVALRY SCOUT" in Color Rod Cameron Audrey Long- NEW Air Conditioned By Refrigeration "Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. Phone 58 WED.-THURS. "THE PEOPLE AGAINST ii O'HARA Spencer Tracy Diana Lynn Friday 'The Red Stallion' ALWAYS A DOUBLE FEATURE Phone 4621 Show SlarU Weekdays [fg 7:00 p.m. Sat. Sun. = 1:00 p.m. LAST TIMES TONITEl 2 HITS! ISTIIITI Also 2 Reel Short"" Thursday & Friday! Double Feature ' * KWOOU* fKTVW Also Edgar Kennedy Comedy BLTTHBTRLB (ARK.) OOCTHFH lean interests in Malaya clearly transcend mere commercial Intercourse." Coo/ More BRUSSELS Wj-Belgian-produced coal is now five times more expensive than in 1039. According to official statistics 1S39 coal cost about three dollars a ton. it is now up to $14.60. Compared to other European coal-producing countries the Belgian price is the hiehest. Thugs Kill Four JAKARTA. Indonesia. OT— Three policemen and a boy of 12 were machine-gunned to death in a village only 10 miles south of Jakarta recently. The policemen, representing the village's entire cenuritv force, fought a gang of 30 well-armed thugs who had ransacked the house of the village head and a Chinese merchant. The boy was killed when he tried to sneak through the "battle zone" to get help. GEM THEATER "Osceo/a's Finest" THURSDAY & FRIDAY ><» HAVER **•****•••• RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. WED.-THURS. 'DARLING, HOW COULD YOU" Joan Fontaine John Lund Mona Freeman FRIDAY "DALTONS RIDE AGAIN" with Alan Curtis, Lon Chaney & Martha O'Driscoll PAGHJfmi ' NOTIC* In th» p»b«tc Court («r the Chickasawb* Diilrkt, Misrtstippi County, Afkanui. IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MAX PARKS, deceased No. 2091 Last Xnown address o( decedent:'! 1335 West Chickasawba, Blythe- | vlll*, Artcansu. Date of death: February 8, 1952. Th« undersigned was appointed administrator of the estate of the above-named decedent on the 12th day of February, 1952. . All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever bamd «B* precluded from any benefit In th» This notice first published 1Mb day of February, 1952. James N. Parks, Administrate* P. O. Box 548, Blythevllle, Arkansas Oscar Pendler, attorney for ad- lill- nge *> Winter-Blended PN/U/PS66 GASOLWE Don'l blow your earmuffs, Sonny! Pop htj learned hij l«sson-he'j chang. mg to Phillipj 66 Gasoline. Btcauj* Phillips 66 it IFtnter-li/enJtd lo help prevent stalling incl hard sum'ng on cold days. Winter or summer . . . fall or spring . . . Phillips 66 Gasoline is nmtnllrJ 10 malch the season. Il'i fj/nouj for Hi-Tesl energy. It buros tfficltttlly . . ; helps prevent f ue | w «ji e , n< J crankcase dilution! For quick starting «nd steady power on cold dajs, get Winter- Bteiiiltii Phillips 66 Gasoline. Depend on Phillips 66 all ytaranum/ 10 help you get the btst out of jour c«r'i engine! Hear Bat Allen and the San, tJ the Pioneers on C. U.S. See your local paper for lime and Italian Wl SAFETY EVERY 1,000 JWIES It looks like a POWER YEAR New Horsepower-new Brake Power-and new Power Steering b/ossom on Bofcfe's ROADMAS7ER for 7952 M AYBE you've heard-horsepower has hit a new high on the ROADMASTER. Brake power has done the same. But today, we'd like to concentrate on the third member of the power trio-Buick's ownversion of Power Steering, available on ROADMASTERS at a moderate extra cost. What is this Power Steering like? It's something like a helping hand, something like a "hydraulic slave"-that relieves you of all steering strain, but lets you keep command. we mean is this: Power Steering is handled by a special hydraulic unit-nnd engineers can design this unit to take over any amount of steering effort -even to a point where the wheel seems to float in your hand. But in that case, you'd surrender all control to that hydraulic unit-get no steering "feel" from the wheel. Now suppose you're telling two agile tons of automobile what to do in traffic. We think you'd like to have it know that you're in command. And-out on the straightaway-we believe that a part of the joy you get from owning a Buick is the sensation of having something alive and eagerly willing beneath your hands. So we're glad to announce that Buick engineers dicing spoil this thrill. They've kept the fun of driving, and simply eased the effort. When you're roiling along smooth and straight, it takes almost no effort to keep any Buick on course. It almost steers itself, as every Buick owner.knows. But—when you want to get away from a curb —back into a parking spot-make a turn— Buick's Power Steering comes into action, saves four-fifths of the effort required with ordinary steering. Power Steering does the extra work. .\nd-in case you wonder what happens if Power Steering gets out of kilter, the answer is nothing, lour Buick steers just as it always hat. ThatV why we've been saying, "This is Power Steering as it ought to be." Come in. Try it out. We think you'll agree. Sms&trw-fir'SZ IVhen better automobiles are built BUICK will build them LANGSTON-McWATERS BUICK CO. Wolnut & Broadway 24 Hour Service Phone 4555

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