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PAGE TWO BI,YTHEVILI,E (AKK.) COURIER Convention Eyes Focus on Reluctant Dragon of Illinois By R ELM AN* MORIX CHICAGO I.Tl — The eyes of the Democratic convention focused to- riay on the man who seems to be 1 Us reluctant dragon. Adlai Stevenson, governor of Illinois, heir to five gcncrallions of public Service, and an overnight success-story in politics, is the man many Democrats would like to see emerge as the party's c,tn- didate /or the presidency. Stevenson has been saying, for many months, and in many different ways, that he doesn't want that honor. Yet today, with the convention opening, the Chicago story Is stttl Stevenson. An accurate measure of the Interest in him developed Into yesterday. The Illinois delegation, with Stevenson present, held n last-minute caucus. It was behind closed doors, of course. But there were apertures beneath the doors targe enouph to insert a copy of the Congressional Record, nnd another listening- space under a large curtain* A lot of the best newspaper lal- erU in the country simply stretched out on the Door, or stood with oirs glued to the other wide - open spaces, trying to got the answers. Most of them came nwny Impressed by one point: that Stevenson did not say he Is immune to a draft movement. So today the story Is that Slcven- fon's admirers are gcitifj to try to get R bandwagon golnpr. The determination to nominate him — and especially in the face of his consistent assertions that he only wants to continue as governor of Illinois — is nrj odd facet of a convention situation which is odd In many ways. Most people, friends, foes or neutrals, agree that Stevenson has great ch.iiYti, R winning personality, and that he mtikes a good speech. To some Democrats, therefore, he Ionics like Ihe best counter tn DwiKht D. Eisenhower, the Republican nominee. He also is young, (is politicians RO — 52. As governor, he pursued a somewhat unorthodox course, politically. And so he has both friends find foes In Illinois. The friends argue that lie is PL "hlt*h type," more Interested In the job thiui the office. The enemies point to tho two chapters in his regime that hokl the .stories of the horse-meat scandal and the West Frankfort mine tils- aster. Ann 1 some of Ihe neutrals clnitn . thorn are Illinois political figures ) who would like to KCP, him Je.ive SiimiftficVl for the very reason that hu IHIS not "played b.ill." Stevenson went before the convention today. The occasion was a convention fixture — a welcoming speech to the delegates. His friends are hoping that it might be the pebble that starts an avalanche. MONDAY, .Ttn,Y 21, 19W Kefauver Out to Take Delegates Pledged to State Favorite Sons CHICAGO /;p>—Sen. EsUw Kefaii- vcr is out to viin over the delegates pledged to JnvorUe son* in the Democratic presidential s w c e p- stfltcs. Confidently, the Tcnnpssncan repeated the clnim that ho will "fare as well as the others' 'on the open- Ins ballot, "and then slowly but surely pull ahead. Kefauver called a mnming new.? conference to dlsruw what moves his forces will make in the Mississippi and Tex a 5 delegate-seating contests. Accompanied by his attractive wife Nancy most of the time, he KPL R di?zy pace yesierdiiy visiting (ielcKi^ions where he thinks he ha« a chgnrc of 'winning fnvor after ffrM-nMlot pledges hiive bem met. Today he was set for another whirl—before and after the; opening coJivrtHlon .^e.'-sions—'.vlth Indiana and Louisiana riclcRMes his main tsonl. Speaking before thf California delegation yesterday, Kefauver .snid: "\Vc ca tinot huve coriditionn.1 Democrats—those who want to rc- view the platform after Ihe convention before they decide Lo support, the Democratic ticket or Join the ! Republican ranks/' 'PostAttack'- i Group Set-Up For Rebuilding WASHINGTON W) — The De| fense Production Administration has set up a "post-attack production staff" to plan the rebuilding and operation of bomhcd-oul plant* i in ca.se ol enemy uttacks. i I The DPA, announcing this yo.i- [ I Lerday, said William J. Hoff "has j been named head of the new unit, i Hoff was former director ol the technical assistance program under the Marshall Plan. . I Hoff v;as ordered to put Into op- ' lerntlon any part ol the prepared-' j ness plans which can ho carried out] 1 in advance. This Include. 1 ; dispersion ! of factories. I Russell Campaigners Discount Stevenson, Go into High Gear CHICAGO M»j—Campaigners for Sen, Richard nusscll of Georgia, discounting Illinois Gov. Ariall Stevenson as a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, shifted today into VilKh gear. "I think Stevenson Is definitely out of the race," Russell's campaign manager, Sen. Edwin Johnson of Colorado, told reporters. Johnson added that he feels whatever support Stevenson has "i.i more than a holding operation than a bonaflde draft," Russell, after 13 speeches to delegate groups and three television appearances yesterday, planned to continue today without a letup. The Russell guns were trained chiefly on candidates Averell Har- rirrmn and Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee. But It was well known In the Georgia camp that the man most feared by Russell forces was Vice President Alben W, Barklcy. Russell still stuck to his state- 1 merits that he would get 300 votes on the first ballot and pick up fjrnri- ually. Forecasts around Russell i' quarters wpre that he would win after about 10 ballots. Russell's program today oprncil with a breakfast Riven by the North Dakota delegation. Tn his finnl appearance last nlfiht before the Nebraska clclcp»tion, he reiterated hU oft-rrpcated statements "I am the only candidate who can beat Gen, Elsenhower In November." Eva Peron Said 'Holding Her Own BUENOS.AIRES, Argentina OTV- Eva Peron.'gravely \\\ w ife of Argentina's President Jutin Peron. was reported holding her own parly today after rallying slightly over the week end. A medic n 1 bulletin fit I n.m. .said there was no clmrrRe in her comll- Lion in the last 24 hours. Fears hurt been expressed lor her life Friday after she took a turn for the worse :i her nine-month Illness. The ONLY Candidate With A PROVEN Program of Progress FOR A GREATER ARKANSAS! * * * (HERE'S WHY--) MORE ROADS. SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN CONSTRUCTED DURING THE McMATH ADMINISTRATION THAN ANY COMPARABLE PERIOD IN THE HISTORY OP PolUfcnl Advertisement Paid For (Jy .Henry Woods, Campaign. Manager fa COMPUJt a Ptogtam ef Progiess See Gov. 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Jimmie Edwards FURNITURE COMPANY 301 East Main - - "See Jimmie First" - - Phone 2487 Vote For J.LEE BURDEN Candidate for Re-Election STATE SENATOR 24th SENATORIAL DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS - POSITION NO 1 MISSISSIPPI COUNTY TUESDAY, JULY 29fh IMPORTANT - - - Before you select anyone or public office, you should be sure that h r e is qualified to serve you properly. With this in mind, you are urged to check ,7. Lee Bearden's qualifications for the office of State Senator from Mississippi County. He has proven his ability as a leader in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, having taken the lead on numerous occasions in sponsoring and pushing through important legislation that meant much to this county as well as the State. EXPERIENCE COUNTS--- With this experience gained in both branches of the Legislaturee, J. I.ee Bearden can better serve you in the Senate because he is already recog- nixed as one of the leaders in this brunch of state government and will continue to command the respect of other Legislators in promoting better tilings for Arkansas. He has served his "apprenticeship" and is now in position 10 better serve because of his experieiice. , Mr. Bearden was elected in 1950 for 4 years but re-districting has cut his tenure of office to 2 years. Actually Mr. Bearden is asking that he be returned to office to complete the second term for which he has already run and been elected. INTEGRITY IS NECESSARY--"- Never before has personal integrity of public officials been as important to our American way of life as today when so many subversive ideas are trying to creep into our state laws. J. Lee Bearden is well aware of the many tricks played and will ever be alert in keeping our present form of government intact. He has proven himself to be trustworthy in every instance, and he prides himself on having always voted for the best interests of the people of Mississippi County. KNOW YOUR CANDIDATE--- Having served as a Representative from Mississippi County in the past and having been promoted by the voters to serve as your State Senator for one term, J. Lee Bearden earnestly solicits the vote of every qualified elector for a chance to complete his second term. He invites close scrutiny of his past record and promises untiring and energetic service in the future as your State Senator. Go To The Polls Tuesday, July 29, And Vote for J. Lee Bearden To Complete His Second Term! rolilic.il AdvrrlMnit Written By Friends Of And Paid For By J. I.fe Burden. I.fachvllle, Ark.