Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on May 24, 1955 · Page 7
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Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois · Page 7

Dixon, Illinois
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Tuesday, May 24, 1955
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Recent Elections Bear Out Political Byword Prosperous Electorate Do Not Shake the Boat By JAMES MAR LOW Associated Press News Analyst WASHINGTON IP — One lesson items clear from recent political campaigns and elections in this country and Britain: when people have food and jobs they are not irnich in the mood for rocking the Differences between the pohtici- treme proposals, attractive m cii-sii or depression, have less appeal in time of piosperuy. This probably accounts for the slight-margins bv which political parties in the United States and Britain huve won victories in re cent years Favor Conservath i In Britain's elections Thuisday the Conservatives, according to U polls, should win a majority aga in the House of Commons and. through that, control of the gov-ernment for another five years Thev beat the Socialist Labor- ltee in 1951 by a tiny margin. If it's bigger this time, It may be due more to the split in the Labor partv itself than to radical differences between Conservatives and Labontes. That split alone, long obvious, might be enough to make the Brit ish voters shy away from the Lh-borites since they wouldn't know what to expect: "a left wing led by Aneunn Bevan or the Socialists -of center or right under Clement Attlee 20-Year Campaign For 20 years m tins country the Republicans condemned the Democrats' New Deal and "Fair Deal" as "leading down the road to socialism." But since their 1952 victory the Republicans have wiped out none of the Democrats' basic social legislation. The British Conservatives, since winning control of their government in 1951. have repealed only A ?|NTAFLEX l" EXTERIOR W a few pieces of the Socialist pro gram put on the oooks by tne Labontes while they held power from 1945 to 1951. In the depths of the depression of the 1930s the Democrats, under the banner of Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal, which promised sweeping remedies, won by big majorities. After with the countrv movinsr into peak prosperity, the voters apparently felt no need for sharp changes. The election returns showed how the gap between Democrats and Republicans had narrowed. The Republicans won Congress in 1941. The Democrats won in 1948 and 1950 and lost in 1952. The margins in those elections were not sweeping. That the country didn't see much to choose between the parties themselves was evident m 1952 when President Eisenhower won overwhelmingly but his Republicans won Congiess by only a Democrats Control Again, the Democrats barely edged into control of Congress in 1954. In none of the elections since the war has either party offered the voters any radical variety in le way of a program The Labontes, with their prom- es of broad socialization, won control of the British government 1945. That was a time of stress for Britons: they were broke, or rations, under heavy restrictions, and burdened with taxes. But by 1P51. when the Conservatives won. Bntain wa3 getting back on its economic feet. Em ployment was increasing. And as voters got money in their pocKe<.s again they apparently felt less urge for social revolution, even though peaceful. The Conservatives, however, von control of Commons in 1951 HOW DO I GET A FLAT DURABLE FINISH FOR SHINGLES & SHAKES? (cheek the correct answer) □ liUFUT : n mihth iiosh • U caowuTna U$t WOK'S NEW ; p. PENTAFUX fUT • U EXTERIOR PAIMT That's it! . . . Penfaflex, Moore's new oil-purpose exterior paint. This modern alkyd f lot point pro* tects ond beautifies wood shingles and siding, shakes, or trim; asbestos shingle siding,- and masonry, including stucco, brick and cement. PentaFlex goes on fast with brush or spray . . . covers well . . . dries rapidly . . . gives years of beauty ond durobilityl ! PerifeF/ex Colors are sunhst . . . resistant to fog, smog ond fumej. $£65 per 0 gal. Benjamin Moored Wo cordially Invito you to tontuh y$ about any painting quoitioni. Wo aro always at your service. Open Saturday Night Until 9 p. m. VANPfNBEgfl RMtl 204 FIRST ST. PHONE 4-0711 by only '19 seats. There was no basic difference between Conservatives and Labontes then on foreign affairs, nor is there now. And in this election, in a lairiy prosperous Britain, the Labontes' talk of domestic change is milder than in previous years. In foreign affairs the Labontes, who went along with the Conservatives, don't have much of a talking point. Divorcee Slays Her Ex-Hubby TULSA, Okla. [Si— Three shots from a .22-cahber pistol fired by his recently divorced wife in down town Tulsa fatally wounded 46- iar-old Ray Madison Deatherage. Police arrested Mildred Ann Barton, 44, for questioning minutes after the shooting during the eve ning rush hour Monday. Deatherage died shortly before midnight. A woman traffic officer, who was on duty half a block away, took the gun from Miss Barton. The woman told officers her former husband entered the department store where she worked and threatened her. He then demanded she leave with him. She was divorced from Deatherage in Jan- As they got to the door of the store, Miss Barton said, the former oil field worker reached inside his shirt. She said he had a gun but she beat him to the draw. Detective Ed Underbill said a loaded .45-caliber pistol was found on Deatherage. Justice, Cinderella, Mud, Petroleum, Auto, Bim, Bud, Looneyville and Cuzzie are places in West Virginia, says the National Geographic Society. •COAT • TROUSERS • CONTRASTING SLACKS Forest Fire Perils Town Near Halifax HALIFAX. N. S. (*— Forest fires crackled today at the edge cf the main residential district of the Atlantic coast community of Liverpool. Another major blaze raged in the Tantallon area, 15 miles wset of Halifax. Fire fighters said damp air which moved in Monday had helped bring all other blazes in Nova Scotia under control. In northern Ontario dying winds and nsmg humidity helped slow monster fires which have blackened more than 100,000 acres of timber. Weary foresters and volunteers counted heavily on scattered showers forecast for later today. But officials said a wrongway wind— irom the west— still could dnve the most dangerous Nova Scotia blaze into the heart of Liverpool, a town of 3.500 persons 75 miles south^of Halifax. So far the Liverpool district had lost SO buildings to the fire, including 28 homes, and some 6.000 acres of timber. Dozens of families were burned out and their liveli hood imperiled by the loss of fishing and farming equipment. Father in Jail Son, 9, Suicides BANNING. Calif »»— Nine-year-old Roger Deason Jr , whose father is in jail awaiting sentence on a burglary charge, committed suicide Monday night, police reported. Police said the child pulled the trigger of a 12-gauge shotgun with a string His mother, who had been away, found the body in a bed-Officers said they found a largely incoherent note in which the boy indicated despondence over his father's plight Deason Sr., 27, a plasterer, was arrested last month for burglary of a market. He will be sentenced May 27. PALM BEACH* FASHION-FIVER 3 -piece outfit gives you 5 smart combinations m if f» i. swT 2. sporr outfit 3. srotn coat Sucks l , SucVs Many color combinations to choose from Thrs cool, nobby -textured Palm Beach outfit n your complete summer wardrobe. It's a suit for the city — a 4-way sports outfit for both town and country wear. Come in and see its exclosiTe Palm Beach tailoring features in our wide selection of blues, browns, greys, and tans. 529 Store Hours - 9 to 5:30 Weekdays Except Thursday, Closed at Noon OPEN SATURDAY NIGHT TILL 9 PM Swallows Gas Tank Fumes, Woman Dies STILLWATER. Okla. (.¥»— Mrs. Sylvia Martin. 24, of Ponca City, Okla., died Monday night after blowing into the gas tahk of her stalled car in an effort to start it. A doctor said she choked after ,'allowin* some gasoline and in haling fumes. The tank was full. Television can't harm the eyes, says the National Society for Uie Prevention of Blindness. Your neighbors will TALK... ...when you drive up in an ultra-smart Mercury. You'll say: "...but look what 1 save!" Drive home in a Mercury +oday! DIXON APPLIANCE and TELEVISION Wife? FLOOR CLEARANCE ENDS SATURDAY, MAY 28th Reg. 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Open Friday Until 9 p. m. 103 Peoria Ave. Phone 3 0241 Here's a Switch! SALT LAKE CITY VD-Meni-bom of the Utah Public Service Commission may have been slightly startleii by a request Monday, but they went right ahead and itranted :t. The "request, by the Wendov»>r LiRht * Power Co., was for per-n.i*sion to reduce it« rates by more than 15 per cent. Tuesday, May 24, 1935 • Page 7 Serum Stolen NEW HAVEN*. Conr.. '3 — City health officials reported 140 nala of Salk polio vaccine, containing enough for 1,260 shots, were miw-ing. They were valued at 11.500 but would be worth much mora on the black market. Police were investigating. , -You'll £n/oy Trading at 4mei'- 6W> ^^^r ti iPki i/Aii vipers a ^Oj SIMMONS KING-SIZE Slumber King Mattress A FULL 5 LONGER! TERMS EASILY ARRANGED What kingly luxury! To really s-t-r-e-t-c-h o-u-t full length for a change. 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