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July 23, 1952

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 1952 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Union Labor Ranks Ripped Apart in Feud Over Barkley Dumping CHICAGO IM—Union labor ranks 5. That Hcuther and other labor were ripped apart today by angry leaders met in Room 1106 at the and bitter discord over the sudden dumping of Vice President Alben Barkley as a Democratic presidential candidate. John L. Le\s'is, the busy-I) rowed leader of the United Mine Workers, was iri a towering niye against CIO and A PL leaders whom he accused of "smalt-time political intrigue" with some Democratic presidential hopefuls to chop down the Kentuckian, a long-time friend of labor. But this Lewis linger was only part of a story of backstage maneuvers, political coalitions and divisions which have been boit- imj beneath the surface of this 31st Democratic National Convention, And it was, in part at least, the Conrad Hilton Monday night with Kcfauvcr, Hamman and Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr.—and that a short time later the story "leaked" that labor had turned thumbs down on Barkley, New Account Given And mere also was Ibis account in the background of what is becoming known as the "Bavkley story": TliDse reports were (hat on July 13 after the Republicans had chosen Gen. Dwlghl D. Eisenhower as their presidential nominee, o group met with President Trumar nt (he White House. This groui was said to include Secretary o] the Interior Oscar Chapman. Dem ocratic National Chairman Frank story of the struggle between Dem- Mckinney', Presidential Secretar ocratic factions to name the parly MaUhDW Connelly, and R fe" nominee. | others in the inner circle. Bourn Revival Talked | It was said tnls group, at tha. There \vn.s some talk the B;m:- j time, was accepting at face value ley boom mi^ht be revived. But Ike Meets Duff, And Two Others In Strategy Talk Three May Join Republican Nominee In Trout Fishing DENVER Ifi — Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower arranged to talk campaign strategy today with three key supportei-s nt his vacation ranch in the Rocky Mountains. And the three may join Ihe He- FAGE THREE Benton Claims GOP Platform Is One of War, Not Peace CHICAGO r.^v—Sen. William Benion went before the Democratic convention last night to assail the Republicans' 1952 platform as a. "mumbo jumbo of empty words" preaching peace but seeking war. "I do not deny," said the Connecticut lawmaker," that we Democrats have made mistakes, plenty of them. I even concede that we are going— unhappily—to make plenty more. "But the overall record of the publican presidential nominee in _ bit of trout fishing after the conference. They are Sen. James H. Duff of Pennsylvania: Ralph Cake. OOP national commUteeman from Ore- Eon; and Gov. Dan Thornton of Colorado. Palmer Hoyt, editor and publisher of the Denver Post, was ac- liaison man between Eisenhower and the Republican National Committee headquarters. Still to be decided by the general ; whether to name a campaign manager lo succeed Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts, who resigned after Ihe nominating convention to push his own bid for re-election to the Senate. Talk of Successor There has been some talk that a successor may be named in a it may be just talk. Barkley will go to the Convention Hall tonight for the first lime and address the delegates. The lid was blown off last night \vncn Lewis scornfully accused union leaders Walter Reuther. George Harrison and Jack Kroll of intrigue to torpedo Barkley on the issue of age, Bnrkley is 7-1— just two years older than Lewis. 'f> "The self - anointed political leaders of labor who took it upon themselves lo attempt to disqualify him (Barkley) from the presidency by reason of his age obviously were engaged itl a smalltime political intrigue with other candidates." Lewis said. Reuther is president of the United Auto Workers and vice president of the CIO. Harrison is n member of the Executive Council of the APLi and president of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks. Kroll is director of the CIO's Political Action Committee. These three were among the group of labor leaders who had breakfast with Barkley Monday morning. They informed him they could not support him because of his age. A few hours later, the vice president—deeply hurt and angry—withdrew from the race. Lewis said in part in his statement dictated from Washington: "Vice President Barkley has always been n friend of organized labor. He has led a distinguished career, deserving of the eternal gratitude of evei'y man in America who works for a living as well as g all other citizens *• This Lewis blast highlighted the struggle for the Democratic presi- i rlenlial nomination in which Gov. i Adlai Stevenson of Illinois now ap- I pears to be the front-runner de- I spite his avowed reluctance to enter Ihe contest. And it served to uncover these other reports: 1. That Barkley came to the convention wifh some reason to believe that he was the favorite of President Truman and those around him. 2. That Reuther, Harrison, Kroll nod some other union leaders were working closely with Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee and Averell Harriman of New York in convention maneuvers. 3. That Lewis had pledged Barkley his support prior to the convention and assumed that the Ken- tuekian wcuVt be acceptable to other labor leaders because of his long record In support of labor. •i. That a White House meeting on Sunday, July 13, had left Barkley boosters with the impression the vice president was more acceptable to Truman than any of the other avowed candidates (not Including Stevenson). the statements by Stevenson that he did not want to enter the presidential contest. "They ticked off the names of the avowed candidates," one source said, "and Barkley was the man who was most acceptable." It was said that within an hour :fter this While House meeting, lohn L. Lewis called Barkley by elcphone and told him, in suliitance: "I think you know what occurred oday. I want you to know I ap- )rovR and I'm in your corner." Barkley is said to have replied; 'I do know. And I appreciate your call." If this report is accurate, then t may account for the "Barkley boom" that developed before the opening of the Democratic conven- :ion on Monday. since last Thursday. The party planned to drive from Denver, 72 miles east of Praser, arriving in time for breakfnst. Tivu Cook Ou-n Steals Eisenhower and Aksel Nielsen. an old friend who owns the ranch, have been cooking their own meals at the hideaway. Today's visitors, traveling with a group of newsmen from Eisenhower's Denver headquarters, were to be the first the general has had at the ranch from the political world. However, he has been in touch ; daily by telephone with his headquarters staff. The general will confer at the ranch Sunday with his vice presidential running mate. Sen. Richard M. Nixon of California. Later next week Eisenhower may meet, probably in Denver, with Gov. Sherman Adams of New Hampshire, who agreed yesterday to serve as the general's political chief of staff. Adams also will be of doing without a manager, leaving direction of the campaign to himself, Adams and Arthur P. Smmneidcld cf Michigan, the new chairman of the GOP National Committee. Eisenhower aides say he has been passing up radio accounts ol the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in favor of trou' fishing and dabbling with his oi paints. He is an amateur artist. vain. ... Do not listen to those. ™, .. „ „ . . , „ who would make you feel that your The U ' S Hydrography Office sons have been killed in a useless I lssucs "Pilot marts" that Indicate war. The Korean War is the least! safe courses for yhips through wa- melcss war in our history." I i er£ likely to contain icebergs. Yellowstone National Park Is th» largest in the U.S. II sprawls across more than two million acres at Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. Democratic parly In the last 20 years ... Is a record ol courage and action, of (aith and achievement." Benton addressed Ihe delegates on a reshuffled program which eft litlle but spccchmaklng. in a ast-minule effort to avert controversy, scheduled reports from the Rules and Credentials Committees were postponed until today. The principal address, that of House Speaker Sam Rayburn. was also deferred. Until the rules report is turned In, Rayburn cannot take over as permanent chairman and make his speech of acceptance. That Is now scheduled for tonight. On corruption-In-govcniment, a prime target of GOP attacks. Benton said businessmen svho give bribes are as guilty as people who accept them. "Pressures to debase Ihe lax laws on behalf of Ihe oil and other lobbies" constitute corruption too, he said. Sharing the rostrum with Benton were Mrs. Franklin D. 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