The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 11, 1952 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 11, 1952
Page 8
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PAGE EIGHT MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 1953 TO THE PEOPLE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY A great Roman once said "Whpm the gods would destroy they first make mad." Sid McMath bit himself on July 29th last when the results of the first primary became known. Since then he has loudly proclaimed to the people of this state the fact that he is no longer fit to be our governor, and is not entitled to a third term as such. His wild, irresponsible statements without basis of fact, his false and malicious charges and his hollow threats show to what lengths of misrepresentation and untruths a demagogue will go when faced with defeat and repudiation by an aroused people. During the last hours of the campaign, and especially when the oppo- tltion has no opportunity to answer, you may expect even wilder rumors and deliberately false itatements. In many of the papers will appear an article "WE ARE ALARMED" that is a lie from start to finish; it charges that Judge Cherry favors abandoning the form-to-markcf roads. Over and over and again and again from the stump and on the talkathon Judge 'Cherry has branded this charge as a deliberate lie, and Sid knows he is lying when he attempts this tast minute deception of the voters. The closer Sid approaches to his political Judgment Day the wilder he becomes. For approximately twenty years Judge Francis Cherry has lived in this lection of th« sra.t* and for the past ten years he has served at one of our Chancellors and woi roelecfed without opposition when last a candidate for Chancellor. There has never been a breath of scandal or reflection against either the private or public life of Judge Cherry. In fact, for over fifty years there has never been « breath of suspicion against any of the courts of th« Eastern District of Arkansas. Sid McMath who is licensed to practice and who should and does know better would try to distort the truth, discredit any court of this state in order to prejudice some voter in his behalf. This is a practice that is too often followed by a depraved, desperate demagogue. When McMath in a recent speech said "Every lawyer In Eastern Arkansas is a shyster and is supporting Judge Cherry" he lied and he knew he was lying and all of the people who heard that statement or read it in the paper know that McMath was lying. United States Senator John McClellan properly, finally and complete- ly classified Sidney McMoth's recent Irresponsible ravings when our Senior United States Senator said, "Sid has seen the handwriting on the wall. He has been weighed in the balance and found wanting by the fine citizenship of Arkansas. 224,692 (70%) of the voters repudiated his bid for a third term for Governor. He is now desperate. His speeches are the irresponsible ravings of a wild, scared and defeated candidate." Judge Cherry has waged a clean campaign in .his fight for the Governorship; he has gone about over the entire state encouraging the voters to question him as to has qualifications, policies and plans, if elected Governor. His efforts to be elected on his own merits and upon his own platform and without a large slush fund is the healthiest thing that nan happened in state politics in a half century. His campaign deserves thf support of every honest, decent, fair-minded citizen. A man ought to be permitted to run for the high office of Governor in Arkansas and be elected on his merits and not as a result of irresponsible promises to every Tom, Dick and Harry in the state. Judg«Cherry is unhampered by any large donations to his campaign expenses, he will not give a mortgage upon his office and upon his politi. caf soul in order to be elected. He will give us an honest administration with our just and proportionate part of road! building and road improve, ment and no honest governor should promise more nor any fair-mindei citizen expect more. If we desire to rid the State of Arkansas of a play-boy governor, if we desire to have a state administration free of graft and income-tax evasion scandal, if we desire a governor who will reflect credit and respectability upon the State of Arkansas, instead of being a lackey for Harry Truman and a promiser of all things to all people, if we desire a governor who recognizes common every day truth and honesty and practices same in both public and private life—Tuesday will be the day to make a change and rid our state of Sid McMath. Let's vote for a clean, honorable man of proven ability and unquestionable integrity, a man who has been our neighbor for nearly 20 years and a Judge of one of our courts for ten years. Judge Francis Cherry, For free transportation to the polls in Blytheville call 9917 or 4524 MISSISSIPPI COUNTY CHERRY-FOR-GOVERNOR CLUB , A-NELSON, President For free trans tot mtation ie polls in Blytheville call 9917 or 4524 This Ad paid for by Chester Catowell. R. A. N'elfon and James Gardner. • t'; f,

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