TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (AKK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE Illinois Shows Little Interest In Year's First Political Fight CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois listlessly paraded the country off to the 1954 political wars today. The state primary is the nation's first for picking the Republican and Democratic rivals who will fight it out in November for the balance- of control in Congress. But several million potential voters in the Prairie State apparently weren't much impressed by it all. For one thing, the Democrats didn't put on much of a show today—no statewide races at all. Nobody challenged Sen. Paul H. Douglas in the party primary and only one Democratic House member out of nine had any opposition. The feature attraction in the political arena was a free-for-all among nine Republicans for" the 17. S. senatorial nomination and a chance at yanking Douglas out of the Senate seat he won six years ago. Nine Defend Positions In addition, 9 of the 16 Republican House members, four of them chairmen of major committees, had to fend off party competitors in today's balloting before they could compete in the general election next fall. These were the contests the nation was watching, even though they offered no conclusive tests of sentiment on national issues or any accurate guage of the administra- 22 Blytheville Insurance Men To Attend Meet Twenty-two members of the Blytheville life Underwriters Association will Attend the 22nd annual Arkansas Sales Congress in Little Rock April 23. They include CX W. Lewis, president of the Blytheville association; R. C. Frame, E. S. Moore, L. Z. Goings, J. L. Cherry, D. P. Morris, W P- Mahon, Max Sherwood, L. E- Old, H. L. Halsell. Jr. e T. A. Polger, J A. Bryant, J. ML Duncan, Edward Evans, C. T. Davis, J. H. Flynn, J. G. Paul, Fred Smith, David Hampton, Arline Owens, J. G. Trieschmann and William Ellzey. The program will include discussions of life underwriting problems, talks by insurance men and the group's annual "man-of-the-year" award. tion's popularity in the Midwest. If the Illinois voters were excited at all, it was more about local issues, such as proposed sales taxes in four cities, and people trying for nominations to offices in local and county governments and the state legislature. The weather forecaster predicted far and warmer for the day. But the political forecasters predicted a comparatively light vote. The polls were open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CEST). Election officials estimated more than 1,500,000 votes will be cast. Most of the experts figured the GOP senatorial struggle had narrowed down to Joseph T. Meek, Edward A. Hayes, Park Livingston and Austin L. Wyman. Some distilled it down further to a Meek-Hayes duel, with Hayes expected to run strongly in Chicago and Cook County and Meek to set the pace in a majority of the 101 "Downstate" counties. Voting power in the state is divided .almost evenly between Cook County and the rest of the state. All the senatorial candidates are from Cook County. Meek is executive secretary of the niinois Federation of Retail Assns. and has a big following among: merchants and state senators. Hayes is a former national commander of the American Legion and has powerful backing from Legionnaires and veterans, Wyman is former head of the Chicago Crime Commission and Livingston former president of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. Support Ike Meek, Hayes and Livingston have indicated they would support the Eisenhower administration, with occasional reservations. Wyman has Said he was running on the administration's record and that a i vote for him would be a vote of confidence for the administration. One of the other candidates, Lar (America First) Daly, who has called Eisenhower a "failure," gave up on his own chances in the primary. The other four—Julius Klein, John B. Crane, Edgar M. Elbert and Herbert F. Geisler—were regarded by political experts as out of the running too, barring a tremendous upset. The northwestern corner of the state commanded attention in-the primary because of congressional contests in three districts regarded as something of a cross section. Each has an economy that relies both on agriculture and industry. And in each the chairman of a House committee was up against unexpectedly heavy going in the primary. Leo E. Allen, chairman of the Rules Committee and dean of the Illinois delegation with 22 years in Washington, was under pressure in a 4-way race. Like Robert B. Chiperfield, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, in the district to the south, Allen was favored to come up once more with the GOP nomination. Yet, as long as there are contests there can be upsets. Just to the east of Chiperfield, chairman Harold H. Velde of the Un-American Activities Committee was in a hard fight with Robert H. Allison, a one-armed veteran of 20 years in the state legislature. Each camp Was predicting victory right up to voting time. The fourth chairman with fellow Republicans reaching for his political scalp is Chauncey W. Reed of the Judiciary Committee. Reed supporters said they weren't worried. AFL Group Backs James Roosevelt SAN FRANCISCO %—The AFL'S California Labor League for political education closed its meeting last night with an endorsement of the candidacy of James Roosevelt, seeking the Democratic nomination in the state's 26th District. Also endorsed was incumbent Rep. Robert L. Condon, Contra- Costa Democrat. Both men were informed recently that the National Democratic Committee would riot support them. Roosevelt is campaigning despite a separate maintenance suit earlier this year in which his wife charged him with adultery. Condon had been banned by the Atomic Energy Commission from witnessing atomic tests at the Nevada Proving Grounds. 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