The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 16, 1954 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 16, 1954
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FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 1954 BLYTHEVILLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS The McCarthy Sto/y - 70 McCarthy Could Win Re-Election On Basis of His Strength Today By SAUL PETT MADISON, Wis. W— After all the furious debate, how strong is Sen. Joseph McCarthy in Wisconsin today? Barring a special recall election, he will not come up for re-election In Wisconsin until 1958. But, if he were running this year, could he win again where it counts most, among the people who already have given him two Senate terms? Seeking the answers, as of today, I talked with political figures, Editors and people on both sides of the McCarthy fence. I found no one even among the senator's bitterest opponents, who was ready to bet that he couldn't win re-election this year. Some say he is stronger; some say he is weaker; some say it would be a close race. But no one says he would lose. There is a disposition $o be cautious in appraising the recent special recall election petition begun by LeRoy Gore, editor of the weekly Sauk Prairie Star. * * • At a recent meeting, at which organizational plans were made for the "Joe Must Go" movement, reporters found that a heavy majority of the 500 people present were Democrats to begin with. Wisconsin has had only one Democratic senator since 1932 and very few before that. Many people believe that if anyone is going to lick McCarthy in his own state, it will have to be a Republican, in a primary. That meeting did select .an eight- man steering committee, most of them Republican. It is headed by Harold Michael, Republican chairman of Polk County. The recall move pose's several possible complications. First it must get 404,000 names. Then it undoubtedly would run into a court fight over the basic legal question: Once elected/ can .a member of Congress be removed by anyone but Congress? Assuming these complications are resolved, the special recall election would then be held on a "sudden death" basis. There would be no primary. McCarthy's name would automatically go on the ballot. He would be opposed by as many candidates as could get the required 3,000 signatures on a petition for them to appear on the ballot. The winner in this "free- for-all" election would be decla^i elected to the Senate. * .* * "McCarthy," said one of his most powerful critics in Milwaukee, "could rig the election. He could see to it that four or five people run against him and that would split the antiMcCarthy vote. "And wouldn't it be 'disastrous, especially now, if Jo^ McCarthy Were to get a vote of confidence from his own state?" In the 1952 GOP primary, McCarthy won in a six-man field with 515,489 votes. His nearest Republican opponent, Leonard F. Schmitt, got 213,701 out of a total GOP vote of 759.000. The total vote in the Democratic primary, with only two men running, was 181,000. Thus, McCarthy polled more votes than all other candidates in both primaries combined. However, in the general election of 1952, McCarthy's edge over his Democratic opponent, Thomas E. Fairchild, was only 139,000. This was about 102,000 below his win- nig margin in 1946. In 1952, McCarthy trailed the entire Republican state ticket and was far behind President Eisenhower, who had a plurality of 357,000. • • * 'IT WAS obvious that the people of Wisconsin . . . were catching on to his demagogy," Editor William T. Evjue, who has fought McCarthy consistently, "wrote in the Capital Times of Madison. Tom Coleman, a McCarthy supporter and one of the most powerful Republicans in the state, said, LUXORA NEWS By MBS. EARL M. HEWLETT The Sunbeam Band met at the First Baptist Church, Monday afternoon at 3:30, where Mrs. James Biherd is the director. They had a short missionary program, and after the program, refreshments were served. The Girls Auxiliary met in the home of Mrs. Walter Woods. These girls are learning scriptures for the G.A.'s. The regular business meeting was carried on and then the girls had individual parts on program. The Business Women's Circle met at the First Baptist Church Tuesday night at 7:30. A missionary program was given. Bible study and prayer was led by the leader. Mr. and Mrs. Boy Wilkey and family spent last week end at Mammoth Springs, Arkansas, with Mr. Wilkey's mother, Mrs. J. W. Wilkey, and his brother, W. E. Wilkey, and family. Mr. S. I. Billingsly, who has been critically ill at his home for several months, has been moved to the Baptist Hospital in Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burnette and children, Larry, J. L., and Kenneth, visited his uncle, Mr. and Mrs. John King, and family, Sunday. • Miss Jessie Loring of Luxora visited Mrs. L. A. Jackson last week. Mrs. W. B. Flannigan spent the week end in Memphis with Mr. and Mrs. Ben Flannigan. WMU Holds Rally The WMU rally was held Friday at the First Baptist Church In Wilson. The theme for the - program' was "Publish Abroad His Wonderful Name." The Rev. Harold White of LeachvTTle led the group singing. The Rev. Jiemy Lee Stevens sang "The Holy City". Miss Amanda j Tinkle, missionary to Nigeria from' Arkansas, was the main speaker Other speical speakers were Mrs. Charles R. Newcomb, Mrs. R. H. Jones and Mrs. Darnell Lunceford. The Rev. D. B. Bledsoe of Wilson was the moderator. Several from Luxora attended, including the Rev. and Mrs. James Riherd. At the Wesleyan Guild Meeting in Marked Tree last week Mrs. Leroy Brownlee and Mrs. Charlie Thomas of Luxora were given life membership pins in the Wesleyan Service Guild. Carolyn and Virginia Howard, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Howard, sepnt last week end with their grandmother, Mrs. J. S. Martain, their aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Burch, and family, in Caruthersville, Mo. Evangelist E. Maurice Hewlett, who has been broadcasting on station KOSE in Osceola for the past two months, will be broadcasting from station WMPS in Memphis. Calvin King, son of Mr. and Mrs. John King, celebrated his eighth birthday Sunday. He was honored with a birthday dinner. A birthday party for Mitchell Wilkey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wilkey was given in his home in Victoria, in honor of Mitchell's eighth birthday April 10. Clara Eudy, Melba Wilkey and Mary Ann Welfcey served as hostesses. Refreshments were served. A double birthday party honoring Melba Wilkey and Shirley Leigh of Victoria was held in the Victoria School Cafeteria March 25. This birthday party was honoring both girls' 16th birthdays. The cafeteria was decorated with colored balloons. There were 45 guests present. After the games, refreshments were served. Given Stork Shower Mrs. Louise Hayes was given a surprise stork shower Monday night in the First Baptist Church. The room was decorated in pink and blue as was the table. The shower was sponsored by the Business Women's Circle. Mri.R .W .Thomas, who has been ; in Memphis for treatments of her | eyes at Ear, Eye, Nose and Throat i Clinic, while in Memphis _ she! stayed with her sister, Mrs. -oolo- ski, last week. Mr. Willie Denton, brother of Walter Denton, is in Osceola Memorial Hospital for a few days this j week. j Kenny Wayne Hart, son of Mr. i and Mrs. Herman Hart of Bur-, dette, spent the week end with j Sherry Darleen Walters. Come to Our GRAND OPENING % Blytheville's Newest Most Modern Portrait Studio Specializing Exclusively in Children's Portraits TODAY & TOMORROW -FREE DOOR PRIZE— Come in and see the display of our work, and while .here, be sure to register for the 89.75 POLORIOD CAMERA To Be Given Away Saturday Night Nothing To Buy Just Register No Portraits Will Be Taken Durinj Opening. CHILD ART STUDIOS 419 WEST MAIN however, that the only reason McCarthy didn't do as well in 1952 was that he didn't campaign much in his own state. "If he were running again this year," said Coleman, "he'd be 'reelected. "Joe stands well here despite the barrage of New Dealers and the leftwing press and radio. ". . . People here just don't believe the stories printed about him. And keep in mind the enormous publicity he has received. For four solid years, one issue—the fight .against communism—has been primarily identified with one person and has received more sustained attention than any other example I can think of in our political his• • * "... AND, then, many of the "attacks against him have been on the basis of what's the matter with the people of Wisconsin, why do they send such .a man to the Senate? That's resented here and doesn't hurt Joe any." Coleman was floor manager for the late Sen. Robert A. Taft in his unsuccessful bid for the QOP presidential nomination in 1952. Evjue, on the other hand, is certain McCarthy would prove weaker if he were running this year. Evjue believes that the senator never had a real test of his strength in Wisconsin; that he won in 1948 because the liberals were split and in 1952 rode in on "Eisenhower's coattails." "It'd be a close race now," said the editor. "I know many business people who now think McCarthy has gone too far. "And there are many people in all fields who are beginning to think that McCarthy is the third senator from Texas. He's never done anything for the farm or labor elements in this state. He did nothing on the St. Lawrence seaway project, which is so important here." • • • BUT AT A recent meeting in Ohaha, Wisconsin State GOP Chairman Robert L. Pierce said that if President Eisenhower were to make an allout attack on McCarthy now it would probably hurt the President's standing in Wisconsin. He implied it would not hurt UK- senator. One highly placed Republican in Madison, who has differed with McCarthy at times, said he thought the senator would "prove stronger" in an election this year. "True or false," he said, "many people here are convinced he bus exposed many Communists. His name is now known by everyone, even the school kids. And they art- inclined to see him as a victim of persecution by what th»y call leftwinge?s." This source said that McCarthy's strength in Wisconsin "basically stems from the ultra-conservative or "Taft wing" of the party. "The people of Wisconsin," he said, "are no more prone to hysteria about communism than anyone else. But when the issue of anticommunism is so identified with one man, the way it is with McCarthy, it's bound to have a broad appeal." This high Republican source pointed out that McCarthy's critics should not underestimate his talents as a speaker and the hold THAT'S A DOC?—Xt may oe i_a to o-:., t,.. uus black bundle resembling a baU of wool is really a Hungarian shepherd dog. The dog was on exhibition recently at a West Berlin, Germany, dog show. In Blythevilie McADAMS' HOUSE OF FLOWERS 206 E. Davis For Beautiful Corsages And a Large Selection of Potted Plants Our New Phone No. 8121 With Rotary System for Better Service USED AUTO PARTS Rebuilt Transmissions ... Generators and Starters Radiators . . . Batteries . . . Tires Ph. N HESTERS 3186 COAL ft SALVAGE YARD Hiwoy 61 he has on his audiences. He added: * * • "I APPEARED with him in 1950. 1 remember at one place, we went into a tavern and people came up with tears in their eyes to shake his hand. "At Portage, he addressed an open-air meeting. It was very cold .'*xi most of the 3,000 people there \\vre shivering. McCarthy made the same speech he has 50 times, but no one left. "Once, he was talking to a large Milwaukee crowd when he mentioned that a reporter from the Milwaukee Journal (which has I'oujiht McCarthy consistently > was present.. The result was frightening. I heard many people asking. 'Where is he. where is he?' I had the feeling that, if McCarthy had uiven the word, the crowd would have torn the reporter apart." However, it is also true that in the 1952 election. McCarthy failed to carry Milwaukee, Dane .and She- boygnn counties—three areas in which he has been opposed by the Milwaukee Journal, Capital Tinfes and Sheboygan Press. Of the state's 39 daily papers, only these three have consistently opposed the senator. • • • In his own home town. Appleton. McCarthy has lost some supporters, reportedly even some financial backers, because of his attack on Nathan Pusey. Pusey, who publicly opposed the senator in 1952, was head of Lawrence College in Appleton before he became president of Harvard University. However, ( Editor John RIeoU of the Appleton Post-Crescent believes that McCarthy would again carry the town by about 5 to 1. "We know Joe's impetuous." the editor said. "We know his tongue sometimes leads him astray and, on occasion, he has used the scatter-gun too promiscuously. Lots of people like me don't always agree with what Joe is doing at the moment although we approve in general of what he's doing. "If he could only get a month's rest away from all those pressures, you'd see a different man. He needs time to get his nerves in order." FIRST GIFT PACKAGES — First gift packages turned into the Junior American Red Cross for distribution to children in overseas displaced persons camps and emergency areas were presented to Mrs. Jerry Cohen, Junior American Red Cross chairman, yesterday afternoon. Making the presentation of the gift boxes from the Elm Street School are (left to right) Jnffus Holey, Cherokee Courts; Henry D. Wood. 201 South Denny; and William Robert Wiley. 1020 South Franklin. (Courier News Photo) NOTICE OF COMMISSIONER'S SALE Notice is given that pursuant to a cier.ree rendered by the Chancery Court, for me Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, in a cause pending therein wherein Blythcvillc Federal Savings & Loan Association was plaintiff and Robert E. Walton, el al, were defendants. I will, within lawful hours, on the 1st day of May, 1954, offer for sale at public auction to the highest and best bidder at the south front door of the courthouse Us the City of Blythevillc. Arkansas, the following described property. .Lots Number two (2) and three (3), in Block two (2) of the Original Survey of the Town of Yarbro, Arkansas, as shown by recorded plat thereof. The purchaser at said sale shall be required to give bond with approved security, to secure the payment of his bid, and a lien will also be retained on the property therefor. Dated this 8th day of April. 1954. Commissioner in Chancery. GERALDINE LISTON. 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