The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 5, 1950 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 5, 1950
Page 3
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER .1, BLYTHITVTIAI (AM.) COURIER HBWi Labor-vs-Taft Fight Stirs Nation's Interest in 1950 Political Battles Br ED EASTKRLV COLUMBUS, O., Oct. 5. (fp)— Dili- lent campaigning, hoi oratory and national significance are all wrapped into this year's election battle between Senator Robert A. Tali, and union leaders out to beat the man they call "Labor's No. 1 enemy." The Democrat* as • party are itrit'ing too, of courM, to keep the Influential Republican senator from ajturnlng to Washington. But It Is ^ne labor-vs-Taft fight lhat h»s stirred most Interest, In all parts of the eoUnlry, In the face.of that, Taft's Democratic opponent in the Nov. 7 election. Joseph T. Ferguson, insists: "I'm not'a labor candidate. Nobody can tell me what to do. Labor hasn't even tried It." In reply, Taft says that the CIO's political action committee U the real power 'behind Ferguson's campaign. .He charged In a speech at , Cincinnati: . "They have taken over my opponent lock, stock and barrel. They le!l ; him what to do and say. They »rite hts speeches for him, I think He's kejit out of certain districts ind told to go Into others." "Nobody Can 1>ll Me" Ferguson's statement that "nobody can tell me what to do" is proved his friends say, by his record during 14 years as stale auditor. He has cracked down on Democratic, as well as Republican, state officials when he felt they were spending the .taxpayers' money too freely or unwisely. • • • ' "I have been a fearless auditor." Ferguson declares, "and I propose to be the same as senator, vaps In »nj state." The CtO. the American P«d*r»- [ session and then gelling back to hts Job In Washington as chairman of the Republican Senate Policy Committee. He sent n weekly column b«cn home to Ohio newspa- !>ers: he recorded • speeches for broadcast when he couldn't be there in person. Now that Congress has quit for the elections, Tad has time for even more visits to Ohio's 88 counties. lion of Labor, the United Mine Worker* and the rallray brotherhoods have combined forces on i nallonal'level .to .help elect Ferguson to the Senate. H* hu' promised to work hard for repeal of the Taft-H»rtley Act, which T»ft helped write Into law over objections from President Truman and anguished crle* from union labor chieftains. when labor dams Taft's position on public housing, rent control or federal government, expenditures, Ferguson coneun. When labor awaits Taft's statements on military preparedness or conduct of the war In Korea, Ferguson goes along. He even went further on the Korean situation. He went to Washington and Issued a statement which said: . ; "T.rt Hoprc Iwr Defeat" ' "H Is my .personal belief lhat Taft right now Is secretly hoping for an American defeat In Korea as his last desperate chance for reelection." Newspapers supporting Taft jumped all over Ferguson for that remark, and some labor advisers privately expressed belief it was too strong. "Joe, some people claim you hll Taft below the belt with that one.' a friend said. ' The pugnacious, five-foot-fivi candidate retorted: "I'll hit him a.ny place I can. He's hitting me where he can." Taking nothing for granted, Taft has been making speeches In Ohio .for months;' hurrying .home from time to time while Congress was in Women Tak» Road Joh Into Their Own Hands TEXARKANA, Ark., Oct. ». (*>)_ Street repairs, which they said Miller County was slow to make. lave been started by » group of North Heights housewives. Tlie women In ankle-deep mud, cleared weeds so their Icr working hours, could dig a deeper ditch and raise the roadbed. G. E. Cruditp, of North Heights, a suburb adjoining Texarkana, said petitions to the county judge failed to obtain repairs to a low place In a road used by school children, which floods easily becaus* of »n Inadequate ditch. Bomber Crewmen May Come Home SPOKANE, Wash,, Oct. 5. W'j- B-29 bomber crews who left here the Fourth of July to help bomb Korea may be home by Christmas. The Spokane Air Force base is the home of |,he 92nd and 9Slh bombardment groups. Col. Clifford Rees, the base's commanding officer, said that General McArlhur has requested the two groups remain until Nov. 8 but "I'm confident both will be home in plenty V time for Christmas. Rws, who arrived from Japan Monday, said most of the strategic air targets In Korea have been destroyed . The 92nd left July 4 and struck a Korean target the day after ar- inonth later and was In action 48 hours after arrival. Memorial to Stephen Foster Dedicated on Suwannee River Hearings Continued Hearings for w. W. Jone« and Floyd Brown on charges of driving while under the Influence of liquor were continued until Oct. 9 in Municipal court yesterday. PAGE. THREE WHITE SPRINGS, Ma., Oct. I. M'l—A memorial to Stephen ]•««- ler was dedicated yesterday on the banks of the sh»dy Suwannee River. Hundreds of onlookers gathered for the ceremonies by Ihe stream made famous through Foster's minstrelsy. The strains or "Way Down upon the Suwannee River" drifted softly over the water as Mrs, Jessie Welsh Rose, Foster's granddaughter, cut the ribbon across the entrance to the memorial building. Governor puller Warren called the ceremony a tribute lo "one of Anirecla's greatest composers." "More than «ny geographer, Stephen Foster made our Suwnnnee River a familiar name to the entire civilized world." Warren said. "We in Florida have been Irady in honoring Foster's memory. Today In television a "flag" Isn't always a flag, but a large sheet of screen off light material used to from the camera. BAGS BAGS BAGS BAGS We have some good burlap hags for soybeans and col Ion seed. New burlap is scarce anil very hifirt, and all kinds of used bags have greatfv increased in price. The IISIRS are stored al Cay & HiJlings warehouse. Call (here, see (he samples and buy whal you will need. PAUL D. FOSTER Distributor Phones 3418 — 3156 -.:..« ®*---~ ^^^ ^ ^ BUM Buick! P lSHAPS you've noticed that there seem to be a lot of these brawny beauties running around on America's highways— and it isn't just that boldly gleaming forefront that spreads this impression. It isn't just the fact that folks who own a Buick get such a bang out of it that they do a lot of driving. Back of all this is another fact. It's a fact that contains a broad hint to anyone who'd like to know what's what in motorcar buys. 1950 Buicks are breaking all past popularity records, MS registered 'at tales, oo we suggest that you do some personal investigating. 7W h HCMCy 1. TAYJIX MC NtomA. . Find out, for example, how masterful you feel, with Fireball power purring away the miles, at a polite touch of your toe on the gas treadle. Find out how the jolts and jars seem to disappear, when you have big soft coil springs on all four wheels, and fat low- pressure tires on wide Safety-Ride rims. Then there's Dynaflow Drive,* which Buick owners vote the biggest automotive hit that has come along in years. With all this, there's room, and comfort, and road-hugging heft combined with a light and willing response to your hand on the wheel— and prices that start down with the sixes- Seems like almost everyone wants to own one of these Buicks—and most people can. How about you? 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