The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 25, 1952 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

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FRIDAY, .JULY 25, 1052 K/TTHEVTLI.F (AKK.V COTTRTEK Murray Is Only One in Gubernatorial Race Who Did Not Even Attend College Commission and because It was his duty as the stale's chief legal officer to accept. Personally Murry is distinguished ns a dapper dresser- even in the heat of Ihe Arkansas summer and the Arkansas political campaign. At 39 he is the youngest man in the five-man race. Like three of his opponents. : Murry is a Methodist. He and his •wife Catherine have one child, a daughter. Ginger, 12. As a high school student, Murry played on the famous Fordyce football teams of some 20 years ago. Names of many Murry teammates still arc remembered—among them that of Paul (Bear) Bryant, now the University of Kentucky coach, who came back to Arkansas ihi? summer to aid Murry's campaign for governor. Mtirry, who played center, claims his own football career was un distinguished. Which may possible have been one of the reasons wh> he turned to law and politics. (This Is the last In the seiics of j sketches on the lives of the five can- • didates for Governor in the July 29 Democratic preferential primary.) LITTLE HOCK lfV>— There's one factor in the background of Atty. Gen. Ike Murry that sets him apart from his four opponents in the current race for governor- While all five started life in modest, or even humble, surroundings, Murry is the only one of the group who didn't attend, and grad- I unte from, college. Murry sot his legal education In the best old fnshioned tradition: Successfully studying for the lj:ir while earning his living at a full time job. Murry ^ot out of high school in hi.s native Fordycc at the depth of the depression of the early 30's. Pool Hall "No Go" He rays he made up his mind to be a lawyer when he decided while \ working in a Fordyce pool hall that j "there must be an cosier way to j make a living lha.n this." So MUITV combined niRht clerk- I ing in FordyceS; Hotel Kil^ore with; studying m a lav. nl ice t McMath had allotted about] Kent, had received S4.C5 per capit In 19?G he wns admitted to the i bar and *.he same year got his first Murry Says McAAath Would Bribe Voters With Own Money' Atty. Gen. Ike MUITV charged Murry said that Ouachlla County last night thai the administration of which Camclon is the count; $500.000 for County road work in Union patent attempt public office- the appointive one of. bribe (hp Union Co ;, olersJ with deputy prosecuting attorney. « es [ their owri mcm ev " been "in politics ever since except for time out as a navy enlisted man in World War Two. He served three The wl -- ch includcs some , slrcct improvemcnl jn E1 Doi - ado , i was among projects on which bids terms in the i were opened today by the Arkansas Arkansas House of RepreaeiiUtivcs, Highway Commission, managed Guy E. Williams' successful campaign for attorney general, became Williams' chief assistant,-and in 19-18 was himself clect- L'^d attorney general in a race in in highway contract awards — "i sharp contrast to Madison County VOTE FOR I I. D. SHEDD FOR County Judge which he carried 72 of the state's Murry. McMath and three other | candidates are seeking the Democratic gubernatorial nomination — McMath for the third time. "Since McMath took office only counUesHe was unopposed "for j one - I high way) contract has been renomination in 1950. ! leL ' m Union County," Murry said Murrv's participation in the High- I m a s P cech at Camden. "That cost wav Audit Commission's invest:- \ S*.380. I am not joking. That's the 6*tion of the Arkansas Highway ] ? m °» n | "'located to Union County Department earlier this year has become an issue between Murry and Gov. Sid McMath in — and even before — the present campaign. that contract — less than cents per capita of population. "..el's Forget It" "Now four days before the pri- AtcMath declares that Murry in-imary he wants Union County peo jected himself into the invcstiga-1 pie to forget all thai by stepping lion for political reasons Murry replies that he aided in the probe because he was specifically asked to do so by the Audit up the contract awards for the foui years to S10.10 per capita. That still leaves it near the bottom among the counties.' which does not have a highwa carrying more than 400 cars a da but where $100 per capita has bee put into contract." Meanwhile, three of the othc candidates stuck with oft-repcate charges of positions and Judge I Francis Cherry conducted another 1 12-hour radio "talkathon," this time n Comvay and Russellville. McMalh Repeals Charges McMath charged again in a speech at Ft. Smith that three of his opponents — Murry, Little Rock Attorney Jack Holt and Re]). Boyd Tackett — had underworld connections. The charge, first made by the governor Tuesday night, has be'en denied by all three of his opponents. Holt promised In Newport that if he's elected he will support proposal by Ihe Arkansas Education Association that the state adopt a minimum salary law for teachers. Under the proposal, the minimum annual wage for a beginning RING OF DEATH - Smoke from a napalm bomb, dropped on an enemy position in North Korea by a" K-42 fighter- bomber (circle) soared high above the phme. It formed the perfect smoke ring seen in photo. teacher with a bachelor's degree would be $2/100. Tacketl criticized the care of children living in state insli tut tons, especially the State (Mental) Hospital. The congressman called the children's ward at the hospital "the most pitiful sight in Arkansas." ^ He said that If he's elected, Ihe state Education Depart me tit will increase assistance to inmates of the institution "or I'll clean house and get a department that wil." Originally hari-kari was a method of suicide permitted noble offenders in feudal Japan, but later became the national form of honorable suicide. 6 Reasons to Choose It At DRE1FUS 1. Money Hack Pledge. 2. No Charge for Credit. 3. Low Price Policy. 4. Tremendous Selection. 5. Guaranteed Quality. G. Easiest Terms in Town Blytheville will vote for I. D. SHEDD for COUNTY JUDGE, Tuesday, July 29th, because he is the best qualified candidate for this most important position. The Office of Counly judge Requires: AN EXPERIENCED BUSINESS MAN! • Mr. Shedd is an experienced business man! He has owned and operated successfully a business in Manila for over 22 years. AN EXPERIENCED ADMINISTRATOR! MR. SHEDD IS an experienced administrator. He has served several terms on the Ma- nilii City Council. He is now serving his third lerm as Mayor of Manila. As Mayor he has installed a modern waterworks system and new sanitary sewer systems at a cost of approximately $150,000. By his energetic personal supervision he saved the City over $;tO,000 in its installation. During his terms has Mayor, Manila has grown into one of the most modern cities in Arkansas. Manila now has a Volunteer Fire Department with H new fire Irnck and equipment. Manila now has gravelled streels and concrete side walks. Manila has a modern swimming pool and children's playground. All this was accomplished without new (axes. Manila continues to prosper and grow under MR. SHEDO'S /.ealnus devotion to his position. Mississippi County will have the benefit of Mr. Shedd's administrative experience when he is elected County Judge. Mr. Shedd will serve all Mississippi County without partiality. He is not the candidate of any section or of any vested interest. Here are the facts about his background: I. D. Shcdd is a native Mississippi Counlian, horn in the Clear Lake Community in 190!), and has been in private business since 1030. 1. D. Shcdd is a member of the Manila liaplisf Church, and has served as Sunday school teacher and superintendent of the Sunday school. 1. T). Shcdd is a member of the Farm Hurcau, and has cooperated in every movement for the benefit of the farmers of this county. I. D. Shcdd is a member of (he Masonic Lodge, having served as Master in 103S. I. I). Shcdd is a member of the Manila Lions Club, having served as president in 1311. A VOTE FOR SHEDD IS A VOTE FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT! Capable • Competent • Energetic • Trustworthy H ElFII Dreifiis . . . Wear Diamonds \\mMll\ST. .'3RES IN MEMPHIS, IWKEVIUE AND DYERSBUR6 Vote for I. D. SHEDD X •Plus tai only if indicated for County Judge Political Advertising paid ft,r Dick Osbornc. BIylhevillt. Ark., »n rt olhcr Blythcville Citizens who favor I. D. Shcdd for County Jud&«

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