The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 21, 1952 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 21, 1952
Page 9
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OCTOBER 21, 1WI 'Costliest' Campaign Nears End with Big Money Splurge Bv ARTIIT1B vncnwT „. „„ _ ^* (ARK.)- COURIER NEWS history, Between 1 By ARTHUR I.U3U7, WASHINGTON l*_The costliest of all political campaigns is wind. ' with jbe biggest splurge in now and Nov. 4 Republicans and Dernocrals—and the organizations supporting them — will bombard us voters by eye and by ear, using televison, radio and literature. Each side will argue ila case until the last minute. On Nov. 3, the Democratic Na' tlonal Committee will take over ' all radio and TV networks from 10:30 p.m. until n p . m . <EST>. Then the Republicans move in for their last licks. The Citizens for Eisenhower Committee will have all radio-TV networks from 11 p.m. unlil midnight (EST). You'll get some idea of the tremendous costs from this: More than a million dollars have been or will be spent on national radio and television programs alone for the last three weeks of the campaign. Starting at (he middle of last week, the final three weeks on Hie networks line up like this: Programs boostlnug Stevenson: 1214 hours of raaio time, 11'/ 2 hours of TV. , •-.. Frogra'ms boosting Elsenhower: V, J hours of radio time, and also 4?'4 hours of TV. If the parties or other sponsoring organizations pay the listed rates ($24.000 an hour for radio, $50.000 an hour for TV), this would cost Stevenson supporters about S869,- 0OT and Eisenhower backers around 5351,000. Network officials say' they expect more lime will be purchased. And they point out that their figures do not Include spot announcements or programs carried by , single stations or by state net- So the figures would exclude the costs of a Republican plan to use spot radio and TV announcements in 12 key states. Democrats have called this an air blitz that would cost two million dollars. Walter Williams, co-chairman of the Cilizens for Eisenhower Committee, replied Hint the ad agency which drew up the plan recommended a two-miltion-dollar campaign. Bui, Williams said, "how much we actually will spend depends, of course., on what money we-are able to raise." Oddly, no one knows for sure how much a campaign costs in a presidential year. One* guess, by Illinois' Democratic Sen. Paul Douglas in his new book, "Ethics in Government": 7? million dollars. This figure includes expenses of -congressional as well'as presidential candidates. On one thing everyone .is agreed. Whatever the total cost, with television being widely used for (he first time, this is the most expensive campaign ever. By law, a political organization •Is limited to three million dollars |T ; a year. But there's nothing to keep kindred organizations, such as the Volunteers (or Slevenson or the Citizens for Elsenhower, from try- Ing to raise three million too. State and couniy organisations also raise money on their own , Because of this, figures on the amounts raised by. national organizations may not mean too much. But, as we go into the last lap, here is wha'. In , parties are doing: Republicans: N a tonal Chairman Arthur Summerfield savs his party expects lo spend around $4,800,000. Ail .over the legal three- million-dollar maximum would be handled by congressional campaign committees. Citizens for Eisenhower group hopes to collect between $750,000 and a million dollars. Democrats: 800,000 red, white and blue booklets, each having five certificates, have been distributed. Anyone donating $5 gets a certificate bearing a thank-you from Slevenson. Beardsley Ruml, the chairman of the Democratic Pi- nance Committee who thought up the idea, says the results have been "too fantastic for words." No Collars and cents figures, though. Vf. Porter McKeever, national publicity chief of Volunteers tor Stevenson, says his organization has spent {280,000, hopes to collect abound S270.000. Organized labor also has been busy raising money. • The CIO would like to raise around a million dollars, with half of the money staying at the local level. Philip Murray, CIO president, says: "The CIO Is doing the eame as it has in olher campaigns, collecting voluntary dollars from our people in the plants lo help our candidates. The response, thus Car, has been reasonably good." The AFL, estimated it will raise between »400,000 and $000000 for its League of Political Education Labor's Committee for Stevenson and Sparkman, composed of representatives of about 100 API, and railway unions, is receiving con tributions from individuals but says it has no estimate of how much has been collected. The committee has a get-out-ihe-vote campaign, with $2,000 In prizes to be awarded lo winning locals. Hallway labor's Polillcal League, composed of IB rail unions, also collects from individuals. It, too, insists It has no figures on how much il has token in. Gov. Schricker Says Truman's Religious Charges 'Regrettable' INDIANAPOLIS <JI>J-GOV. Henry E. Schricker says President Truman's charges of antl-semltlsrn and anti-Catholicism In ihe Republican party "looks like a regretable Incident." The governor, a Democrat, made the .statement to a newsman at Switz City, Ind., Saturday night while there for a campaign speech c , r ,±" " battllng Republican Sen. William E. Jermer for election U. s. senator from Indiana. •You know how I stand on these racial and religious questions" Gov. Bchricker tld the newsman. 'T don't think a large part of the people — a political party can be thus condemned." Gov. Schricker, himself, was nc- cused recently of ami-Catholicism by Cale J, Holder, Indiana Repubfc- can state chairman. Schricker denied this and he was backed up by prominent • Democrat* who are Catholics. .' New York Post Sues Winchel! For Comment NEW YORK W",-Tlic New. York Post said yesterday il was instructed its attorneys to sun Walter Wm- chell for libel because qf.statements in his radio and television broadcasts Sunday night. Wlnchell, whose daily column appears locally in the Dally Mirror and James A. Weschster, editor of the Post, have been carrying on a running newspaper feud for several weeks. .The Post said: "As long as Winchell limited his scurrilities to the priiiled word, the Post felt that it could meet them In the areiia.of public discussion. However, since he ha* -carried liis false and malicious accusations lo the air where there'is no effective means of rebuttal, the Post lias no alternative except to resort to legal action." The Post said It also was suing "other parlies responsible" lor the TV-radio shows. 4 Memb.ers of New York Syndicate Indicted for income Tax Evasion WASKINGTON Iff, - The Justice Department announced yesterday that four members of a New York syndicate have been indicted on charges of evading Income tax pay- Ginny Simms, Hubby Separate HOLLYWOOD «V-Singer Ginny Simms and her oilman husband, Bob Calhoun, have separated again, and this time Ginny says there'll be no reconciliation, "It's all over now," she told a reporter. "I have tried, but I can't keep -on going through all these emotional upsets." • Calhoun confirmed the . separation saying, "it's just a case of two people who love each other but can't get along." OPEN 'till 9PM. Each Night Ha)sell& White Furn. & Appl. Co. Phone 6096 M»In * Division ' Hope Receives Service Citation WASHINGTON W) - Comedian Bob Hope visited the White House yesterday anti received from President Truman a citation, signed by nearly a million servicemen. , expressing appreciation for Hope's entertainment of troops. Hope quipped to, reporters lately that politically, he was "like a California driver—right down the middle of the road," nsenls on huge profits reaped In the sale of sugar and corn syrup. One of those indicted! the de- sistant .U. S.' district attorney "fn New Jersey. Alty-Gen.", McGraiiery said the indictments were returned this morning by a federal grand jury in New York City. The, government charged that the Jour men associated with the American Brands Corp., owe more than one million dollars In unpaid taxes and penalties. Indicted along with the company were these men: Howard Lawn, Long Branch, N. J Newark' "• !S!S """ °' S ' a "° rnCy St ' William J. GigHo, New York businessman. . i Frank s. LIvorsi, 'previously convicted ot narcotics law violations LOUIE j. Roth, New York accountant previously Indicted on a charge of, making false statements to the Reconstruction- Finance Corp The Justice department said American Brands Corp., was .organized in 1345 by oiglio and Ll- vorsl, and operated extensively as a ' middle-man distributor of suear and syrup during the post-war scarcity in those products." . Royal Cold Better LONDON WJ-Queen Grandmother Mary, who had a.head cold was reported much better yesterday but still troubled - with \ slight cough. She is 85. 'Stevenson Or Truman'? Laney Asks HELENA WV-Former Gov. Ben Laney says he wants to find out "it it's Stevenson or Truman who Is running" on the Democratic ticket before he decides ho-,v to cast his vote for president. Nov. 4. The former national chairman of the states , Rights Party said 'he probably will support the- Democrats, if he believes Gov. Stevenson is the Democratic' candidate. Laney. who said he thought the Republican ticket - might win In several southern states, added that he is undecided about whether lo vote for Gen. Eisenhower, the GOP presidential nominee, if he decides not to vote for the Democratic candidate. He said he didn't .agree with Slevenson on "some of his policies." Including the tidelands oil question civil rights and "any of the Tnl- man Ideas I have fought from (he beginning." Rogers Nurse Object of Search ROGERS (at—A Monde 41-year- old anesthetist for hospitals In Rogers, Bentonville . and Fayetteville, has been .missing from here since last Thursday. She Is the object of a two-state search. Police said Mrs. Mary ' Ann Hughes, who'came here two years ago from,New York, left her home to go shopping before 7 she disappeared. Her car was found abandoned Saturday near Wyandott" Okla, Simple goitre. is about seven times as common in women as in For that original Bourbon taste... enjoy the one and only JAMES E.PEPPER ^~ / ' ' ™ the original Kentucky Bourbon Bom with the Republic.,, First Bourbon in Kentucky (1780)... More yean than any Kentucky Bourbon... More frierds every year. Straight Kentudy Bourbon Whiskey, '86 Proof, !«! JAMES I PEPfE* I CO, INC, IfXINGfON. KENTUCKY Pi, .—...,.,.. Presidential Contest Is Still Close, New York Times Says NEW YORK W-Tha Now, York Times said yesterday reports received from -Us correspondents throughout the counlry Indicate the result of the contest for the presidency "continues to be uncertain and that the election might be very close." The story said the most Important campaign development of the past week, according to the reports, "was a gain by Gov. Stevenson, especially In the more populous stales of the Midwest and in California." All these states have a substantial number of electoral votes the Times noted In its fifth weekly survey report on the progress of the contest between Gov. Adla! E, Stevenson anrt Divlght D. Eisenhower. ' The .Times Is supporting Elsen- hower editorially. The reported Stevenson gain, (lie Times said, seemed'to'be particularly in evidence In Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Stevenson's home Sola" WiSCOnsi "' Iovva •"<» M1 "nc- Tho survey slory continued: Correspondents 'reported however, that Eisenhower still seemed lo have a lead in Michigan, Indiana^ Wisconsin and Minnesota, and that the silent vote, undecided or non-commltlal. would probably decide the results In those states. 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