PAGI TWELYB BLYTHBVfLLE (ARIC.) COURIER Newsmen Say Ike Would Win in Election Today, But Many Voters Are Undecided BEPT. will favor Stevenson. Tho consensus of editors and cor- rajxinclcnts Is (hat Kimiliouer would run btronger in nil sections of the country, aa of now, than Dewcy did in 1948. Even In the South they say there EDITOR'S NOTRi This U last of a wrlcs of five stork's on the political fcffiKidtm as of now, u seen by newspaper c<Uom ;uul political writers In all -18 slates.) By DOUGLAS B, CORNELL NEW YORK (A 1 )—Newspaper edl- tora nnd politico! writers over the country consider Republican DwlRht D. Eisenhower the probable winner over Democrat Adlal Stevenson—if the president 1*1 election were run off today. But many newsmen who took part In a nationwide survey undertaken by The Associated Press '>e- Ifflva larg" niinilxirs of voters Imvc- n't made up their minds. They say H Is too soon to tell who may hit (lie wire first In November. Where editors say they have spotted present trends townrd the GOP, the reasons they mention most frequently arc currents of time-for-a-chnnge scnltmrnt nnd Eisenhower's personnJ populnrltv. ID state aflcr stnlc, newsmen believe the general will makn - better show- j He was 'promoted from wuterboy Ing in his first bid for an elective to .sharpshooter and saw action Polio Marching Toward Worst ilgns the general may pile up YP<3r III HlCf AW hcnvfcst vote In history for a I VUl III III3IUI I blicaii nfimfntc. Newsmen unvc * Arc signs the heavi Hcpubifcai) nominee. Newsmen him u 50-50 chance to tnke Texas. Florida and Loulslnna if li;c people were marking bulluts around Sept. Aiken Says Grain Probe Shows $10 Million Has Been Stolen Arkansas' Last Rebel Veteran Dies in Jonesboro at Age of 104 JONESBOHO ftf> — Wllltnm W. Louclermllk, who fought with den. John B. Hood's cnvnlry In tho Civil W:ir. rfted hare last night at the age of 104. He wns Arkansas' last Confederate veteran, Loudennllk died of a "minor brain hemorrhage" at St. Bernard's Hospital, \vhere he was admitted Wednesday. I.omlermnk Joined the Confederate Army In 1864 when ho was 16. office them GOP Nominee Thomas E. Dcwcv did four years nso. Grass Moots Tapped The collective opinion of editors nnd correspondents, brought tofMilh- er from surveys that tapped political sentiment nt the grass roots In ft great majority of the nation's counties. Is that Elsenhower would be fairly sure of 15 states with 153 electoral votes if the vote were lik- *n now. They believe an additional 12 states are doubtful tint would ho Inclined at this time to go Republican. If Eisenhower collected all their 142 votes, his total would reach 295—29 more than the 206 -fa- quired to cinch the election. Newsmen believe that Stevenson, at this ponit, could be reasonably certain of 12 slates with 121 electoral vote* and thnt he mlftht pick up three doubtful ones with 49 Votes, That adds up to 110 votes — 90 short of the 2CG rnark. Some Are On Fence Half a dozen states with 6« votes are regarded by newsmen as on the fence at this time. Even if Stevenson bugged all of those, he wouldn't have enough to win on newspaper ecoreboards. So, as (he editors see It, Stevenson will have to smash away In the few wceXs remaining before the election at states that now look s^fc for Eisenhower nnd those thnt nfj- pcar to be wavering toward the general. Estimates for New England complete the national picture In the AP aurvey . The composite view of "down East" editors Is that the nrea TviU go about the same ns In 1018. Maine and Vermont tire consld- «red sure for Elsenhower, New Hampshire and Connecticut as leaning toward him. Massachusetts is appraised now iui safely Democratic, iui it was lour years PRO, while normally Democrnlle fthode Island is considered, a q\n-sllpn mark nfc this time, Elsenhower popularity and sentiment for a new hand at the helm rim through numerous estimates of the outlook In New England, RS for tho rest of the country. But editors around the nation, who got out tramltn and rods and surveyed political trends in their own back yards. Jotted down n wide assortment of additional factors they believe are influencing the campaign. They mention corruption, the Korean war, "too much Triimantsm. 11 "Inflation and attendant high taxes nnd high prices." "neel-DraKsIng Felt Tn the Midwest, and to n lesser extent hi ports t>r the East nnd F;ir West, editors snld their feeling of political pulses turned np bltternr:^ and "heel dragging" because the GOP nomination went to Eisenhower Instead of to Sen. Robert A, Taft of Ohio. But that was in advance of a TtifL-Eteenhowfir harmony session In t New York lost Friday. Tn the midwest, too. newsmen say there is an element of wariness in a number of states toward Elsen- hower's military record. This Is (lie region where so-called Isolationism is regarded as most strongly entrenched. ( Editors fn form belt states say their surveys Indicated cross-currents that make It difficult to estimate where the farm vote may land this year. In 194R, shifts of farmers were credited lo a Jarpr decrre with turning the election tide toward Truman. Tn central, though, editors around the nation ficrsirr that rurnl arris will be strong for Eisenhower whilr city, industrial and Inbor districts Chattanooga,, Marietta, Ga., Nnshvllln and Atlanta. Nine Confederate veterans still re living according to the program of the 1952 convention of tho . hospital hut Is not considered In Borloi,-, condition, Lotidermllk, stooped and gray, was never able to prove his KCT- vlce record and vainly traveled about 1,000 miles in the South attempting to eKinlillsli his rlfjht to veteran status. The Jonesboro Sun, however, WAS confident that Loudennllk had seen serivce in the Civil War. Loudennllk. last broke into the news in September, 1951, when the Confederate Air Force of the Planet Earth jumped him from private to colonel. The,widow was his sole survivor. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. ncn in grny, Lou tier milk was Murphy, N, C., but n native of had been , , ., resident of Jonesboro for 11 years. He worked a small farm until four years He ago. had been -._ 111 for some lima niul WH.H taken to the hospital from Ills home after his 8G-ycar-old wife became 111. She also is In the* IV. M. Loiidcrntllk Living Costs Hit High Again WASHINGTON (A 1 )— New government figures due today may report that living costs reached n recovtt high hi mid-August for a Ihlrd straight month. Retail fowl costs advanced slightly between mid-July nnd mtd-Aug- ust mill Ibis seemed sure to edge the living cost barometer a bit higher to n new At Icnst , million workers arc likely to pot pay Inrrcnses on the .sis of the new index. Living costs d risen sufficiently In June mill July to assure (iifs unless they took ft surprise dtp In August, State Draft Call May Dip Into Age 19 U1TLE ROCK (/Instate Sclec live Service says by December i u might hrwe lo dip Into ttie supply of 19-ycar-olrf Arkaiisons eligible for llic draft. Mnj. Cnrl D. Wells said ;ibout BOO youths hi thut nge bracket proliahly would be cnllEtl lor pre-lmnictlon ptelcnl examinations In December. *nie stnte's puol of 20-yenr-olcl drnft cllclWns probably would be exhausted by the end of this year Wells milled. Drnft notices to fill the October quota were sent ovit to 915 registrants yesterday. By EDWIN B. HAAKINSO.V WASHINGTON W>—Sen. Oeorge D. Alken (R-VT) said today a Senate probo of shortages In govern- 21 States Have Epidemic Rates; Schools Defayed NEW YORK WV-Pollo Is „ , marching toward its worst year In the nation's history. The expectation 'is at least 50,000 cases this year _ far above 194fl'E record 42.300. Tv.'enty-one states have epidemic r/ite.s. Localized outbreak* flara In towns and counties elsewhere. Eight of the 57 residents of Pnie, Okla have, polio. Koine schools In at least nine slates have delayed openings. One or Uvofcothers cancelled football practice. In Lock Haven, Pa., all churches, movies nnd bars were closed for a time; schools still arc shut. Tragedies Compounded Tragedies compounded In dozens of ramilles. Polio struck 11 of n youngsters in one fnmllv. all eight In another with one boy dying, six children in another. In Milwaukee. Paul Llnueinan- slons, 1C. complained of shoulder soreness after football practice Saturday, was dead of polio Monday His 4-year-old sister died tlie next nlKlil. Polio is claiming more teen-nifprs than yoiini! adults, hut the bulk of victims still are the 5-12 nge group. Los Angeles General Hospital reports at least a dozen healthy babies born to polio-stricken mothers in iron lungs, March of nimrj Aid March of DlmeS alii Is flowing out 1)7 the millions of dollars to pay bills, to supply iron limgs. to pay for sncrlal nurses landing critically 111 children and adults. These arc highlights of a national picture of polio, as gathered by.nn A*5odated Press survev. and late- minutn reports from the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, and U. S. Public Health .Service. By Sent. 1.3, tlie nation had 31.391 caso.s of polli, as a"alnst 23.060 at the Rome Is Film Center ROME Ml -Italy has become the movie capital of Europe. More pic- utres are mnde in Italy thnn in nny other European country, the Jtaliun National Association of motion pictures and allied industry reported, other European country, tlie Italian production spotlicht in J9I5. when 25 of the 32 film.? made hi Italy were turned out hern. Lnst year "Hnllyworxl on the Tiber" turned out all but 10 of the 112 motion pictures produced In Italy. 4 Moreover, during Hie past six inent grains and farm products shows "about 10 million dollars that was stolen." At Ihe same time Chairman Allen Ellendcr (D-L-a) satd in New Orleans Ihat the Senate Agriculture Committee will meet here Tuesday to consider a report on an investigation of the shortages, conducted earlier this year. "It's a pretty good report and the public Is entitled to see it," Aiken said. "I would not change more than a dozen words \n It and that would be only lor clarification." Aiken, who previously had complained of not being able to net a look at the report, said he received a copy this week marked 'confidential," witli a request by Chairman Ellendcr that the document not be made public or even ; shown to senators' office assistants, j Aiken said most of the losses ' were in government grain accum- [ ulated under farm price support program and stored by Agriculture ; Department agencies with private warehouse and elevator operators. During the public hearings when grain shortages were estimated at about seven million dollars, Secretary of Agriculture Brannan testified that this was not the fault of his subordinates but of private warehouse and elevator operators. He said the losses were relatively small in a program that involved some 10 billion dollars worth of farm commodities. He predicted recoveries would cut the net or actual loss to less than a million dollars. Ellender said a review of the report would refiect "quite a bit of criticism on how the matter was handled." He added: "The rascality look place with those whom the CCC (Commodity Credit Corporation) had dealt with. . . . "The private warehouse operators embezzled the grain and bulled the market, hoping to sell it at top prices nnd then make restitution. "The plan misfired and the warehouse operators were unable to make the grain good." Bcachy Head, Britain's majestic chalk promontory overlooking the I kov.sk English Channel, Is 515 feet high. ' cow. S. Leases w Embassy 5HINGTON </IV- The United has signed a lease for a new sy headquarters building in v, 1 In a deal which the State tment says will save the tax- 548,025 a year, long-term lease was signed 'Cek for the 10-story Tchal- y Building in downtown Mos- School Gets Portrait Of Cmptror Hirohito TOKYO Iff}— A school In Aki Northern Japan, recently asked I and received a portrait of Emrx or Hirohito, something Japan! schools have not had since the wi Tlie school placed the Imper photograph in a place of honor in special alcove. This prompted writer for Asahl Shimbun to wont In printer emperor worship was I ing revived. . of 1!M9. , . time In the "worst year" Rofrorians Hear Talk on Bees Beekeeper C. L. Thaxton spoke to niythcvllle's Rotary Club yesterday on bees' beneficial pollination of plants. Seed Bcriiilnntlnn decline, he said, can be traced to lack of proper pollination. Mr. Thaxton was Introduced by Etot"rian John Edwards. 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