The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 7, 1950 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 7, 1950
Page 7
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__ MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 1050 Not a Candidate, But McMath Has Role in Primary Foes in Garland County Answer Gambling Charge LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 7. Ifll - •Mfcfnior McMath isn't a candidate "F^irkansas second Democratic primary tomorrow, but he's involved in After his re-nomination by a majority vote in the July 25 preferential primary, McMath said he would take no part in races in'(he second primary, but reserved the rj'iht to "express myself on the election In my home county of Garlaud." Saturday, he issued a statement charging that "underworld elements are taking an active interest" in the Garland County cam paigns. not there to take baths. No Niimi'S .•\lentiuneil The governor's statement men tioned no names, but Circuit Jmtg Clyde Brown, McMath's former la' partner, and Sheriff I. G. Browi member of McMath's GI factio which swept into office there In 13-tC, nre opposed. Both rah second In the preferential primary. Curtis Rldgivay,. former 18th Dist- BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.V COURIER NEIfS let prosecutor, who was beaten for re-election by McMath In 1046, led he ticket for circuit, Judge in the preferential primary to go Into » -unoff with Judge Brown.. Ridgway Immediately Issues a statement In reply to McMath, declaring: "The opposition Is becoming ex- remcl'y desperate when they have to call upon a state official to take part, In a local political situation, •uiel it seems a little strange to me. cotiiing ivuni one who has heretofore held himself out as being op- :oscd to dictatorship and bossism, find him undertaking to tell people or ills nome county how they ought to cast their ballot." Prcsem-u Unknown The former prosecutor also said 'if any of these undenvorld characters that the governor refers to ire now in Hot Springs, I know nothing about them." and added: "However, if they are here, the governor as head of the state government and State Police and a close political friend of the Sheriff of Garland County, the circuit judge and the prosecuting attorney, ought to have them picked up and put in jail.".. Otherwise,'interest In the second primary tomorrow appears to be largely local In character. The only two state races on the ticket are those for unexplred supreme court terms. Paul Ward Batesville, and Richard B. McCulloch, Forrest City, seek one of them, and Sam Robinson and Leffel Gentry. Little Rock, seek the other. Races for the supreme court rarely generate statewide Interest of a magnitude of some other state races. WITH U.S. TROOPS IN KOREA — (/Pi— War has no box seat for the nnocent bystander. And the tides of combat, liave urned the roads of South Korea nto dust choked Innes of human nisery and death. As you travel up to the front you >ee such things as these: A slender middle-aged woman >lods along bent almost double by he weight of her mother, a tooth- ess crone who clings to her like a Crude oil production in Japai totaled 1.550.000 barrels In the flsca year ended March 31, 1950 a 40 pei cem increase over the previous year Innocent Bystander Finds No v Box Seat' during War Officers Seek 7 Asylum Escapees CHATTA11OOCI11E, Fla., Aug. 1. <AP) — Heavily - armed police threshed through till? sparsely settled sector today seeking seven escapees from the building tor Iht criminally insane, at Florida S'.ate Hospital. All the fugitives are considered dangerous. Eight inmates, clad oniy in pajamas, fled at 2:30 a.m.. yestcrci.iy. One was captured two hours lat?r. Five marie their getaway in a station wagon stolen on the hospital grounds and two escaped on fool. County officers and state Highway Patrolmen in North Florida, South Georgia and South Alaoama joined in the search. Chattahoochee. 30 miles northwest of Tallahassee, is a few miles from the point the Florida, Georgia and Alabama borders meet. PAGE SHVEM ll chllrl playing piggy back. . . . A young lad leads by the hand a Wind old man with « while beard thinned by time. ... A naked wiiil- i»S little )>oy (rots through the line ot refugees looking lor his parents. . . . An elderly couple, too feeble to walk, ride In Hie back of a jolting ox cart. ... On a pallet beside them is stretched a youth who looks ns if be were dyiliK of tuberculosis. . . . His eyes are filmed In languor and liis face is as pule as (hough It already were lit by death's luminous candle. ... A lame girl with a twisted foot limps after them. . . . A mother carrying all her household belongings In a bundle on her head holds a baby lo her breast, and suckles him. . . . Peasant children spread their wares on mats by the roadside. . . . Some pause by rice paddy streams and bathe their bare and swollen feet worn raw by the stone rutted roads. . . Still others lie log.still in exhausted slumber. No Cause for Hast* Over (he straggling figures rise storms of yellow dust stirred up by the churning wheels of military vehicles. The refugees clog traffic Motor horns honk Impatiently. Worried truck drivers shout, curses. But the refugees move out of the way slowly. They are in no 'Mirr.v because most of them do not know where they are going anyway. Many have no homes to go bad to. Their villages have, been burnct by artillery fire, strafing plane 'attacks, or razed by withdrawing American troops to keep them Iron becoming hiding places for enemy vehicles. The Reds have a habit o! driving their tanks through the clay walls of village huts and using the thatched roof as camouflage. The refugees neither weep nor complain. Nor docs one family ask or expect help from another. Their expression Is i.< sto!!:l and blank as (hat often worn by infantrymen loo long In the line—n dumb acceptance of suffering and an indifference to it because their world has no iiorixon beyond pain. Only as you near the front yourself do you see fear. Here Is iranic in the eyes of women nncl children who flee peaceful homes under the thunder of strange guns. Some wander aimlessly toward the battle- ines. To keep these lines clear. South Korean police order the refugees (o follow the slream beds back r take paths through tlie hills. Mind Becomes Numb After days and days of driving lack and forth through its shifting. eslless. endless sea of human .suf- "eriug your mind becomes numb to he flight of thousands of individual TO THE VOTERS OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY... Tomorrow is your day —trie day when you and the voters of the other five counties in the Twelfth Chancery District say with your vote who shall be your Chancellor, who you want to sit in judgment on your Chancery Court business. Cases in Chancery Court are decided entirely by one man; the Chancellor being the trier of the facts as well as the judge of the law. The office of Chancellor demands and requires training and experience. I was trained for the legal profession, having received my law degree from one of the better law colleges of the south. For the past twenty-eight years I have lived among you, and the pracHce of my profession has been my sole and only occupation. I tell you of my training; you know of my experience in the practice of my profession. In my twenty-eight years of practice in this county I have counselled with and represented in Court every type and class of .Arkansas citizen, and I believe that I know and appreciate the problems of such people. I believe that the Courts were established for litigants, and not litigants for the Courts, and that the convenience of the litigants and the attorneys who represent them is of far greater importance than the convenience of the individual Judge. I promise you, therefore, that I shall be available at all times for the speedy transaction of the affairs of the office. It is a source of great pride for me to be able to number among my many personal friends people in every walk and station of life; they know me and call me by my given name. And no one who knows me hesitates at any time to stop me and engage in friendly conversation. The people of Mississippi County know that 1 am interested enough in my fellow citizens to give my time willingly, and in a friendly manner at any time day or night. I am glad to know that they feel close enough to me and friendly enough with me that they do not hesitate to call on me any place or any time. Of course, it has been impossible for m« to see all of you and personally solicit your vote and influence. Due to circumstances beyond my control, the time at my disposal was indeed limited, and I am frank to say to you that most of the time left available to me was used in the other five counties of the district. I did this feeling that my home people knew me and that they would fully understand. It is indeed gratifying for me to report to you that my many friends of long years standing throughout the district have been active in my behalf, and everywhere I go I am told by many that some friend had preceded me, contacting his friend in my behalf, and literally hundreds have told me that they were unable to support me in my race in 1942, but that they were active in m.y behalf now. In 1942, as now, I conducted my campaign upon the high plane that the office demands, and I made many friends, and the friendships and ties that I made in the other counties have been lasting and sincere. You, the people of Mississippi County, Arkansas, are entirely familiar with my qualifications for the office which I seek. If you elect me your Chancellor I make you the unqualified promise that I will so apply my training and experience in the conduct of the affairs of the office that you shall ppver have cause to regret having made me your choice. THANKS TO MY FRIENDS, I SINCERELY BELIEVE IT IS LEON SMITH For CHANCELLOR QUALIFIED BY TRAINING, STUDY AND EXPERIENCE YOUR VOTE AND INFLUENCE WILL 8E APPRECIATED OAK or SUMAC Science has discovered ' 3 " excellent new Irnl- merit (or ivy, oak or sumac poisoning. It's ROII- tic and 5ife, quickly diiel up the blisters —alien wiUiin 21 IIQUIS. al diuggisls,' 59c IVY-DRY atoms Hint compose II. So much distress dulls (lie ,.ye. You feel sorry for Iliem all but (here arc so many (hut only a lew cases leave n sore spot in your heart. I rrmnnhiT hvo. Crossing n bridge, t saw a man in a tattered soiled white rnRs crawling on hands and knees across the dry stone studded crock bed below. He held up n pleading aim to a group of refugees but they turned their ey.s Killer the Itustiu In,, "Name Our Dining Ituom" Contest tnilny! Van m.iy win the S50 |iri/c . . . su hurry, contest pluses Wednesday Jliilnixhl, AilB. !!(l>: All entries must br submitted al the Ituslic Inn. The Rustic Inn Wnlmil it |)iv. Dial 2202 away and walked on. And I guess that is what I did too. Coming htime at twilight, our Jeep passed n solitary bearded old native guiding his way down a mountain palh by tapping the ditch edge with his cane. He turned his tapping again, We turned a bend and he WAS gone. But all the rest of tht way I hid a feeling that the bHnd old m«n was all humanity himself—* lon« refugee fumbling downhill In d«rk- i>ess. stone by ston«, through a world whose real brightness wa» shutt forever from his tyts. 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