The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 3, 1952 · Page 11
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FRIDAY, OCT. 8, 1952 jOUR BOARDING HOUSE — with M«ior Ho l&GAo.soys* Jost ~,.^^ 1 A GRIM ORDSAL WITH TWO 1 &M8ATTLSD WO\\ErJ , POLITICAL CAPTAWS.'-v~ FAP/?-«-A-iOW 1 REALIZE rlOVsl TU& SPArJlARDS ^F£LT WHEI4 ADMIRAL A»Jey COT LOOSE/ ^THERE'S ^ IKE SAYS ^ , NICER m. ADLAl V/AYS i@j» !•=> A ^ TO ^)a"CAPTWE" PROMISE LADY VOTERS VOTERS—^\ THM6 X'LLTAKE POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY KELLEY'S Your Friendly Shoe Store *EE THE MtW Royal Grains As odverfhtdln Hip (ARK.) COURIER NEWS "Dad. th» way thi« stuff stops you, you mutt not h»vt a v«ry hard job!" ARTHRITIS If you suffer with arthritis write to me, T. O. Hoi 77E, South Bend Indiana. I will gladly (til you how I jof rid of it 3 yean ago after suffering over 25 ytun.— II. M. Harrison. By Edwin IE STORYi Wllll, G. Wan,, rnnrlldiilc for Vic* Prrnlite ! hi* hin^T-nphcr Hoy "jl's, I nfcrflnry lull E^vE.rB rrish. by Edwin 1hol Clj.lr .M «hu»alil, ta J n v ftTILL frowning, Bill Evers Gov "^ Willis G. Warbuilon's pr-ss secretary, said, "The poker gomes aren't importanL What worries hie; Governor, is why that col- limnist is coming aboard in the first place." "There's some importance fo a Vice Presidential campaign. Bill," the governor said mildly. "Now yon knoiv what I mean Governor," Bill said. "Clyde McDonald thinks he's considerably more important than any Vice President that ever lived. If ho !ert Washington to board a campaign train, it would normally be the Presidential candidate's train, and thp other party's candidate, at that. So why does he suddenly descend on us?" "Let him come," the Governor »J.aid. "My life is an open hook." file grinned and pointed at the copies of Second Man on .the Ticket, slacked on a table "There 51 is," "You never opened it, Governor," r said. "It wasn't necessary, Boswell," he said. "I'm familiar with your prose style." He turned again to Bill Evers. "Now, why don't you stop worrying for the rest of the day, at test unij) M r . McDonald comes aboard? And, Roy, maybe won and I had bdlter get busy oul- Ilining that speech for Nydetown." I said, "Okay," and got up !Lucy Strawn began pulling away [the cards, but Bill Evers stood by Khe window, looking thoughtful and depressed. He said over his shoulder. '1 wonder if that's it Vou suppose he's here because of Hydetown?" He tapped his fingers impatiently on the windowpane. "Maybe that's it. Vice Presidential candidate visits his old home town for the first lime in 30 years. Big reception. Big clambake. Yes, I suppose that might inlercst Clyde McDonald. Maybe- he thinks he can djg up some dirt in Hytle- *Jr **^' s farm country," the Gov- I eriior said quietly. "Best dirt in that part of the stale." "Still," Bill said, "I'm going to find out just what he's after. I'll get it out of him somehow." He gave Lucy Slrawn a speculative *mce as she bent to put the cards ifvay. She straightened, turned, and met his eyes. She stood quite Elill for a moment, looking at him. "If you were only blond," Bill BoirL "He goes for flulTy Wondes." 'THE reason I was aboard the train was to write the Governor's speeches. Customarily he outlined in a general way vvh.it he wanted to say and I knocked out a fast draft of it. Then he went to work with a pencil and ,1 did ii rewrite, then the pencil came out aff.iin before he gave the script to Lucy for typing. His rise in politics was Isrgily due to his singular directness, a refreshing quality smong politicians. He had been born on a Hyde County farm, but had moved out of tlie stale as a younff man and had become a contractor in a snlall Middle Western city (hat had begun to expand soon after the turn of the century. The Governor had made a fortune in the early days when automobiles tmncie good roads necessary, and l Tiiis st!tri in politics had been as highway commissioner. In that pr,?l he n.ni uncovered graft in highway construction and his haid-fisled invesligalion had led to his nomination and election as go.crnor. Other facers of liix career were the sort (hat endeared him to uncritical lovers of a leisurely, gregarious life, but not neccssaiily (o the voters at large. tic was an astute poker player, and k* could &$ here I am soins hack to my home town as a >ice President," the Governor said. •v*m a candidate for hold his liquor manfully. H e was an improver of the breed, and had once raced a small string of horses. As governor, he had put through a bill legalizing pari- TMitucI betting, and the race tracks lieu 1 retained to the slate, bringing revenues that helped him to abolish a 2 per cent sales tax instituted by his predecessor These were among the qualities that recommended Ihe Governor Io me aut I had laid no emphasis ori them in the biography. Instead I had stressed the hardheaded businessman, the progressive rcprcscnlalivc of American industry, Ihe man who would do us part toward balancing the budget and putting the nation on a sound financial basis and even if th« economy were propitious, reducing taxes a notch or two. HE Governor led Ihe way to the observation slatform sat down and pul his feet on the Vail- iig. He was a big man, wilh only a slight overlay of fat, and in his movements and his postures there was no self-consciousness at'a II. 'Roy," he said, "I'm , »„«mental man," "Okay,- I said. -We'd have some babies (or you to kiss next ^top." The Governor rewarded me with a patient smile. "I've been thinking about Hydetown," he said. "Like the lady who never forgets her first lover, I guess a nan never forgets his boyhood ton.-. It will always be the best little (own in the country for me." I bad looked it up and 1 said, 'Population 3220. Rotary meets on Wednesday." "Population was about 1200 when I left there," he said. "1 don't recall any Rotary Club, but there was an Odd Fellows Hall of course, and a couple of pool lariors. I suppose it was primitive, even in those days, but it was a nice, friendly town, and I iked it. I used to have a couple )f good friends in Hydetown, but I lost track, and you know, I'm wondering if they'll be at the station when this train rolls in. It will make me feel pretty good if they are." "The whole town will be at the station. Governor," I said. "The county chairman out 'hero, a fellow named John Mills, has been working overtime." "Oh, I know Johnny Mills," the 3overnor said. "We v.-are boys to- jelher. He pulled the record cat- lish out of the river one summer. He's one of the lwo I was talking about" "You'll see him at the station," f said. "He's in charge of the reception. He rfnd the mayor, a fellow named Melvin Fisher. I guess you know him, too." The Governor chuckled "1 guess that burns Mel Fisher up, Roy, arranging a reception in my honor." "He's not one ot those pals of yours, then?" "Hardly," the Governor said. "In school we called him Meathead Fisher. We never called him auylhint but Meathcal. Every- thing he did went wrong. Roy I guess y<x» know my wife came from Hydetown, loo." "Governor," I said, -I wrote a book. 11 you take (he time to read Jt Jjnni fin d out how much , do "I'M read it one ot these days, Roy, he promised. "After the campaign. Meanwhile, I'll tell you something that's nol in your book. 1 cleared out ot Hydetown because I wanted to make some money m a hurry, and Melvin bisher was one reason for that hurry. His father left him a tidy Pile, by Hydetown standards, and he was carpeting Ruth's front porch with American Beauty ros , es ' lon « s '<=m. I had to get out and hustle, and as soon as I had tram fare to Hydetown and double tare back and something left over lor furniture I went back there r» found Ruth and married 'Ruth told w she never intended to marry anyone but you, Governor," I said. "Well, maybe so," the Governor said, and grinned. "But Melvin fisher had bought a ring and a dress suit and had picked out the preacher. I'd like to have seen his face that night when he came around with his bouquet of American Beauties. We were already on the train by then. And now here I am, 30 years later, going back to the old home town as a candidate for Vice President of the United States, and Melvin Fisher is mayor of the town and has to give me a big welcome at the station. Poor old Mcathead." JTE took his feet of! the railing AJ - and clasped his hands between his knees. "Never mini! all that," he said. "Let's set busy on that speech." When the Governor started work on something, he liked to see il through, and it meant intensive work for me. I had to check some statistics, then I roughed out the speech, and when he had corrected it after dinner 1 completed Die rewrite. It was late by the lime 1 had finished, and I shared a nightcap wilh Bill Evers, who was waiting for Clyde McDonald to come aboard at Mar- ketville. Kill looked gloomy. "1 met that guy McDonald at a governors' conference," he told me. "Hoy, he's the kind you've got to watch every minute. You say something casual and innocent and he'll put a twist on it that will curl your hair. I'm worried." "I think the Governor c;>n take care of himself. Bill," 1 said. "Sure he can—in a clean, open fight. But you know how he is. Part of his appeal is that lie lends io think the best of everyone, anrf you know it. He'll talk fvce and easy anc' Clyde McDonald will find something to pounce on." "Bill," 1 said, and put down my glass, "He's just a columnist Lay ofT. or you'll make the Governor jittery, too." "I gue.=s so," he said. "Okay." (T* B« ~ Television- Ton itc, Tomorrow WMCT. Memphis. Channel 4 FRIDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 3 6:00 Film FentureUe 6:15 News 6:30 Tlio.se Two 6:45 Neva Caravan 1:00 Dennis Day 7:30 Playhouse 8:00 Big Story 8:30 Aldrlch Family 8:00 Cavalcade of Sports 9:45 Film Featurcttc 10:00 Football This Week ' 10:15 Washington Spotlight 10:30 News 10:40 March of Time 11:JO Weather 11:15 Nnnies the Same 11:45 Industry on Parade 12:00 News 12:05 Hlen Off SATUIiDAy, OCTOBER 4 8:45 News 8:55 Morning Meditation ( 3:00 Little Hevue " 9:30 World's Greatest Stories 10:00 Sky Kinfr 10:30 Smllln 1 Ed 11:00 Super circus 11:30 NCKS 11:45 World Scries 2:45 Strike It Rich 3:15 Juniper junction 3:45 Stanford-Michigan 6:15 Scoreboard 0:30 Lone Ranger V:00 All Star Hevue 8:00 Show of Shows 9:30 Wrestling 10:30 News 10:40 C. 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