The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 16, 1952 · Page 2
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TWO BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS 2 Prominent Arkansas Businessmen to Face Federal Indictments LITTLE ROCK W — U. S. District Attorney Jim Gooch .said yesterday thai two prominent Arkansas businessmen will be arraigned Thursday on imiicimerits returned by the recent federal Grand Jury. Gooch said 41-year-old Marion H. Bell, of Ft. Smith, nnd R. S. Rainwater of Wnlmit Ridgo, will appear before federal Judge Harry J. Lcmlcv. They now are free on 52,000 Dond. Bell, a public: accountant, was Indicted on four counts of income tax evasion over the: years 194G-47- 48 and 1949. The indictment said lie allegedly reported $-5,861.15 due in taxes for the period when his tax bill should have been 9,754.07. Bell can craw n maximum penalty nf 20 yeais imprisonment and a $40,000 line if convicted. Rainwater, a banker, glnner and farmer, was indicted on five counts of making fal.se clnims to obtain. I loans from Ihe Commodity Credit Corp,, during 1049. He was indicted on three counts (or lift vint? "frndulcntly signed" 19-1E) cotton producers' notes and loans to set CCC loans totaling 1-51,721.38. He was also Imltclcd for ! attempting to conceal the true ownership of cotton pledger) lo the CCC as collateral on a SiiOI.Se loan. The fifth count charged Rainwater, as senior parinur cif Rainwater and Sons, an approved loading agency of the CCC for iislnfj this position to acquire a CCC loan !of $136.iO. ! Iliiin water faces a maximum ! penalty for the five offenses of : 25 years imprisonment ami a $50,|000 fine. Arkansas News Briefs — Cherry Opens Office in Capital To Be Financed by Contrioution IJy The Associated 1'ress LITTLE ROCK — Democratic Gubci'mUorml Nominee Francis Cherry yesterday opened nn office here and his campaign manager said it would he financed by contributions. Leffel Gentry, who managed Chcrry'.s successful campaign for the nomination over Gov. McMath, .said it would cost an estimated $12,500 to operate the office until January. "We have no campaign deficit and we have no debts," said Gentry. "We are telling ench person who offers money that we have paid off our financial obligations to the campaign. We tell them we must operate an office until Mr. Cherry take. 1 ; office In January and that if they want to contribute for that purpo.se the funds will be accepted." Gentry said that when $12,600 was collected, "we will cca&e accepting contributions." TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 1952 Convict May Be Returned to Michigan Police J'T. SMITH — A U. S. commissioner ycsterdny recommended that a 21-year-old escaped convict be returned to Michigan to face charges or murder In the pistol slaying of two men. U. S. Commissioner Walter Ciutensohn recommended to Federal Judge John B. Miller that Harold Maurice Hummel Jr., be extradited. Hummel, an escapee from a Mlcngian prison, is being held here on a federal charge of unlawful /light to avoid prosecution. The young fugitive was captured by sheriff Bob Frltchard at nearby Ozark, Ark.,'last Thursday. flkins Man to Receive Agriculture Award CHICAGO — Hoe Stokenbury of Elklns. Ark., Washington County •will receive the W. O. Skelly Agricultural Achievement Award here Saturday. A $100 bond, a lapel pin and scroll will be presented Stflkonbury lor his work In soil conservation and pasture improvement. McMath Appoints Greene to Succeed Adkins LITTLE ROCK — Oov. McMath yesterday appointed a Little Rack You SAVE when you get RESJOMC r » » -<5e: YOU SAVE when you buy a Rejtonic Triple Cushion mat- became lh» comfort yean longer! By a patented mnlhod Iht comfort U sewed in, buill In, then lacked in lo STAY in. lhii time gel comfaii for o long Jim*. Your investment is comfort 50 Chas. S. Lemons Furniture Mountain, Western States Believed Political 'Toss-Up' .Editor's Note: This is the Fee-, ond o£ a series of stories on the political situation as of now, ns seen by newspaper editors and political writers In nil 48 states. By DOUdl.AS Ji. COJI.VKU, NEW YOHK i,fl—The Mountain and Western states, almost as solidly Democratic as the South in presidential elections over the last 20 years, now nre regarded by editors and correspondents as leaning Republican but still a 1053 (oss-up. An Assocliiled Press survey, based upon Individual county estimates by editors and political writers in each state, indicates their combined opinion Is tbal only one of the 11 states could be considered reasonably sale for the IJemocrats If the election were held at this time. The Democrats j captured 10 of the 11 in 1918. If present trends hold good I ! \ sfatc.s .stilJ must bo kept on the doubtful list-the newspaper men. say the 79 electoral votes of the Mountain and Western states -should line up Ihi.s way behind the presidential nominees: For Republican Dwiphl D. Eisenhower: California 32, Oregon 6. Washington 3. Idaho -1. Utah 4. ew Mexico 4, Montana 4, Nevada Wyoming 3. Total 69. For Democrat Adlai F. Stevenin: Arizona 4. Undecided: Colorado 6, AP surveys of New York. Penn/Ivania, New Jersey. Mar viand nd Delaware, released yesterday, idicate that editors and political riters hold a composite belief \&l if (ho people were voting to- iy the 105 electoral ballots of 1 hose five stales wovikl po to Eispn- i ower by a nai row margin. j The Eastern votes, plus 69 from the West, would give the OOP nominee 174 of the 266 needed to clinch a victory. Dul in the West, us in the East. even a slight shifting of (he political winds could blow almost any state in an entirely different direction by the lime Nov. 4 rolls around. The views of editors and correspondents In the Mountain and Western region add up to an opinion that most of the states arc so close at this point as to be very much in doubt. Editors report a widespread feeling among the people that IfB llrr.o for a chanRe. They speak also of "too much Trumanism;" dissatisfaction with Inflation, high laxcs, foreign policy, war in Korea; "corruption and Communism in government." To a much greater degree than In the Middle Atlantic states Is there mention of Elsen- hower's personal popularity as a campaign factor. The composite view of 32 editors and writers who look soundings in Oregon was that Elsenhower would carry the state without much trouble, whereas Oov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York won It from President Truman in 10-18 by less than 18.000 votes out of a total of mote than 500.000 cast. Rut Stevenson Ca-ne West But thru was before Stevenson brought his campaign into the state. Editors and a Portland polling organiy.nrion agreed that Stevenson did make gains us a result of invading Oregon last week. But these might he offset if Eisenhower shows up in Oregon on a personal appearance tour. In Oregon, and in all other states, current political sentiment was tapped county by county with nsurance man. John H. Greene, to head the state Labor Department's Employment Security Division. Greene succeeds former Gov. Homer Adklns. who resigned during the summer political campaigns, to help in Mi-Math's unsuccessful attempt to gain a third term nomination. Adkins did not seek re-appointment when McMath lost to Judge Francis Cherry of Jonesboro. (he cooperation of Associated Press member newspapers and radio stations and the help of other newspapers, and local correspondents. The survey offers these views of political conditions In the Mountain and Western states as of now: CALIFORNIA Elsenhower would win by a slim margin. In the opinion of California editors, if the polls were open today. But the margin is so slender that the stale Is considered doubtful. President Truman captured 11 four years ago, but by about 18.000 votes out of a tojal of 3,800,000. OREGON The only Western stale to go Republican in 1948 Is considered by Oregon editors as likely to be a repeater In 1952. WASHINGTON New and Independent voters may determine the winner in a race in which the consensus of Washington newspapers indicates Elsen- hower now Is leading by a whisker. Of more than 30 dally and weekly newspapers that co-operalcd in the survey. 18 are supporting Eisenhower and none has come out for Stevenson. IDAHO -Combined estimates of Idaho newspaper editors and publishers indicate they believe Eisenhower will take the stale by a wider m:irt?in than Truman got in winning in 1043. UTAH Newspapermen taking part in Ihe surveys have a combined opinion that Eisenhower will win Utah by a thin margin. NEVADA Republican gains in 12 of the n counties, Nevada editors Kay, are expected to add up to a Republican victory in the state as a whole. Everywhere that survey indicates greater Republican strength. The editors say It can" be attributed to a feeling of people along Ihe curbstones that "It's time for n change." ARIZONA While editors from every county said things can change before election day, their composite opinion is that Arizona would back Stevenson by a comfortable margin j if the election were run off today 1 NEW MEXICO New Mexico editors think the See SURVEY on Pajte 7 Gov. McMath Will Speak To Democrats LITTLE ROCK Ifl —Judge Francis Cherry yesterday Invited outgoing Gov. Sid McMath lo speak at the opening session of the Democratic state Convention beginning here Friday. MCMath, who lost his bid for nomination to a third term to Cherry, promptly accepted. Leffel Gentry, campaign manager for Cherry In the summer primaries and the gubernatorial nominee's choice for chairman of the state committee, said yesterday afternoon that McMath had been invited to speak. Earlier yesleroay, McMalh lold a news conference lhal he had not been asked to address the convention, a traditional chore for outgoing governors. However, AcMath. returned only yesterday from a vacation In Canada and Minnesota, and Gentry explained that he had not been able to reach the governor previously. Cherry emphasized that no slight against McMath had been im>nd-i ed. He said McMath would have; as much time as himself to ad-i dress the delegates and could 1 speak on "any subject he wants. "'. 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