The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 14, 1954 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 14, 1954
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PAGE EIGHT Governors End Conference Today with Political Preview By JACK BELL BOLTON LANDING, N. Y. (AP) — Three Democrats and half a dozen Republicans claimed the political spotlight today as the nation's governors prepared to wind up their 46th annual conference with a call *or a conference with President Eisenhower on a vast new road-building program. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY. JULY 14. 1954 Although politics officially is taboo here. Governors Robert B. Meyner of New Jersy, G. Mermen . Williams of Michigan and Frank J. Lausche of Ohio appeared to be advancing to the forefront in a Democratic parade of potential 1956 presidential candidates. Republican governors, who often furnish that party's nominee, hid themselves under a blanket assumption that President Eisenhower is going to be a candidate again. But some of them lifted the corners of the coverlet to make it known privately that they would not be averse to being considered favorably if the President should decide not to run again. In the vanguard of these was GOP Gov. William G. Stratton of Illinois, who turned away direct questions about his future aspira- i tions but obviously wasn't very put out at those who asked. j The biggest unsettled political question of the conference, however, concerned a man who twice has been the Republican presiden- j the party's tial nominee and whose friends ination, is think he would like to have a third shot at the grand prize—Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York, Dewey is Host Dewey has been an affable host to this conference—and nothing more. He said flatly he won't talk about the possibility that he might run for a fourth term as governor of New York in November. Among those who know him best, Dewey was pictured as not finally decided. His friends said he doesn't want to run and would like to retire to private law practice, believing that the presidential lightning is as likely to strike him there as in elective office. On the other hand, there are those close to him who believe that in the end his name will be found on the state ticket in November. Democratic governors is lukewarm at best. Lauche is Mystery Lausche is the great enigma of the Democratic puzzle. Other Dem' ocrats say he never acts like a presidential candidate and seems to have no interest. But he rep- sents a state that has mathered presidents in the past an isn't over looked in the forecasts. Followers of Williams don't try ^ to conceal their hopes that the He might be opposed by Rep. ! Michigan Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. or May- ' " ° or Robert F. Wagner Jr. of New York, credited here with being among the most likely Democratic nominees. The conference has concrened itself primarily with a long-range. and somewhat confusing debate with Eisenhower over whether the states or federal government- are o build a proposed new transcontinental system of highways. Meyner, who represents a fresh approach among Northern Democrats who might be considered for 1956 presidential nom- a new star, peeping out of the political firmament. Personable and energetic, he is likely to have New Jersey's delegation behind him in the 1956 Democratic convention. He still sticks to his support of former Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois as the best man for that nomination, "• but the Stevenson backing among governor can win a new term in his home state and thus make himself available as a favorite son candidate, for whatever that is worth in the 1956 convention. Pushing their way from the wings into the Republican limelight are some governors Whose long-range prospects seem somewhat better than average to their supporters. Governors Theodore R. McKel din Jr. of Maryland. Dan Thorn ton of Colorado, John Lodge Connecticut, Goodwin J. Knight 01 | California and Walter J. Kohler 01 Wisconsin are among these. The conference is expected to approve in its closing sessions to day a resolution calling for a post- election conference with Eisenhow er in Washington to decide on the management form for the 50-billion dollar highway program he has proposed. Most of the governors want the states to control the THE RULER—William J. Jerri ick. 53, of Nutley, N. J., is the Grand Exalted Ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He WHS chosen at their annual convention in Los Angeles, Calif. ^ \ FOLLOWING A STRAIGHT AND NARROW PATH—It's often said that the road to a successful marriage is a straight and narrow path. But few will be straighter or narrower than the one started by acrobats Roger Desugis and Berthe Omankowski in Toulouse. France. After exchanging vows in a church, Roger, 25, and Berthe, 21. waved to the crowd of over 20,000 at left Then the couple walked out on a tightwire 60 feet above the street where Abbe Simon, perched on • fireman's ladder, right, gave them his blessing. McCarthy Calls Senate Probe Group Meeting WASHINGTON (.71 — Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) yesterday called for a Senate Investigations subcommittee meeting; Thursday which could produce action on demands for the firing of some staff officers. McCarthy, the chairman, told newsmen he was calling the meeting specifically as a step toward his long-deterred investigation of alleged Communist infiltration in defense plants. He said he will invite the subcommittee's members, however, to let him know in advance if they want to take up other matters. Sen. Jackson (D-Wash) said he will move to take up staff problems. June 17, as the subcommittee wound up 36 days of hearings into the row between McCarthy and Army officials. Sen. Potter CR- Michj said he believed some firings | were in order among employes onj both sides. Triplets Arrive On Airliner Whale of a Job TOKYO (.fl — It was a whale of a job for a year, but who wants another whaie stuffec? Fifteen strong men carried off the year's work of a Tokyo taxidermist, a stuffed 30-foot whale weighing almost a ton. to a berth in a Even Too Hot In the Cooler MIAMI, Okla. i-P) — It was even too hot terday. in the 'cooler" here ves- By GEORGE SITTERLY JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (£) — Two convicts, "forgotten men" for almost a decade, have won a new trial after spending more than 13 years in prison. They received the new chance on their claim that they did noc have the benefit of legal advice in the original hearing back in 1941. For a while in 1945 and 1946 it looked as if they might get a new trial. Then confusion and a quarrel between courts closed the state penitentiary gates once again. Lawyer Intervened Years went by until a sympa- hetic lawyer intervened to give hem a new chance. Here's the story: Joseph Montgomery, then 2L anc <?.ivrence E. Young, 23, were harged 13 years ago with kidnap- ng, first-degree robbery and car heft in St. Francois County, Mo. ! 'hey admitted in court they got ' runk and took a man in his auto- j mobile to St. Louis. j On their pleas of guilty, the St ' 'rancois County Circuit Court udge sentenced each to life imprisonment on the robbery and kid- naping charges and five years fo:- car theft. The judge, Frank Fen wick, has been dead for man; years now. After four the St. Francois court stood unblemished and ordered Montgomery and Young back to prison. At first, prison officials wouldn't take them because two contrary circuit-court decisions hung over the men. There was no prison commitment order by which they could be held as convicts once again. men. A few months ago Sam Haley, Jefferson City lawyer, heard about the case from inside the prison. He appealed to the Federal District Court in Kansas City. Finally penitentiary officials put Federal Judge Richard M. Dun- them in receiving cells — the s ep- can upheld Circuit Judge Blair's arate quarters for new prisoners, order that they be sent back to They stayed there six months with I Sc. Francois County for a new no action taken either for or j trial. against them. Then prison authori- j Said Haley: ties classified them ror work in j "They may come back to prison, prison shops and ror more than i but they have a right to a fair eight years they were forgotten hearing in court first." years in the state With the temperature at 115 de- j Peni tentiary here, Montgomery grees. Ottaws County Sheriff James and Young hired a lawyer and filed E. Alleman ordered seven prisoners! a plea for rel ease in the Cole out of the jail, marched them onto Coun ty Circuit Court. Circuit Judge the courthouse lawn under shade of trees and permitted them to play cards. "It was too hot in that fourth floor jail," the sheriff remarked, "even for law violators."- A choice grade steer will dress out to about 700 pounds of meat from 1200 pounds liveweight. S. C. Blair, upon being told the men did not have an attorney in their original hearing, ordered them returned to St. Francois County "to be dealt with according to law." But the St. Francois County judge; Norwin D. Houser at that time, said one circuit court couldn't undo the action of another circuit court. He said the record of BVD SPECIAL f Thursday • Friday • Saturday DOWN PAYMENT Y 7 ~ FREE FOOD FREEZERS -NO TRADE-IN 301 E. Main St. 'See Jimmie First 1 ' Phone 2-2487 Honeyan Mmnrtf.iMMnt&ato««v. *^wmi»*>0MW-f#-"<*>*. ^j£/ w»»wWw»c«#»M*r *t<:^g-ft*y/^^^ OKLAHOMA CITY I/R—An airliner, not the stork, brought a set of triplets into Oklahoma City yesterday. The trio, addition to the Bruce I whaling museum here. Howard family came on an air-j plane from Wichita. Kan., on their | month-old birthday. The boy babies, each weighing slightly over four j pounds, were accompanied by their i •/ i ; mother and three Braniff Airline ! L -' Te 'O n 9 I hostesses. Altar to Separate ! Mexican Dies at 1 74 PERU. Neb. (.?) — Or en Argabright, 21. and Ben Duerfeldt, 21, started their education together at a country school where both made ! LOS ANGELES (& — Jese Soto ! the count -. v honor roll and went on j | died yesterday. i lo hi & h sch ool where they topped ' i This would not be news except that he was born 114 years ago. -andonly $ 2386 88 Wit! H AVE you been thinking you cant afford a new Buick? Listen: If you can afford any new car, you can afford a Buick —and we boldly show our price here to prove it. Members of his family who attested 10 his age said Soto was a young farmhand of 22 when Maximilian's forces invaded his native Mexico their class scholastically. They gradutaed together at Peru The earth is about 3.000,000 miles nearer the sun in January than in July. State Teachers College with highest academic honors in the class. Now both are going to college teaching jobs in Kansas, but , their ways are separating. Argabright plans to be married. Duerfeldt says he'll stick to bachelorhood for a while. Look again, and you'll see that delivered price of the new Buick 6-passenger Sedan. Compare, and this price is just a few dollars away so-called "low-price three." JDut—dig a little deeper if you want That's when you find that those few- pay for a Buick buy you a lot more this is the local SPECIAL 2-door, you'll learn that from those of the the real clincher, dollars more you automobile. Genuine SPECIAL FOR 3 DAYS! 8" Eskimo Fan Regular 6.95 Value Now 16" Inch Oscillating Fan A Regular 43.95 Value $ They buy a whale of a lot more power — Buick V8 power—plus the new economy of Power-Head combustion. They buy a lot more luxury and comfort and solidity —more room, more glass area, more frame strength, more tread width, more ride steadiness—including the million dollar "feel" of all-coil springing and torque- tube stability. And get this - Jhats the local delivered price of the New Euick Special 18 2-DOOR, 6-PASSENGER SEDAN Model 48D iiii us .l *0pti6nol equipment, accessories, state and local taxes, if any, additional. Prices may vary slightly in adjoining communities due to shipping charges. All prices subject to change without notice. Even the factory-Installed extras you rncy want ere bargains, such as: heater & defroster . . . only $81.70, They buy, too. the most advanced styling of the times, and the great panoramic windshield, and the surety that such fresh-looking beauty will stay in the style parade for seasons to come. (That means a better deal for you come resale time.) s it any wonder, then, that Buick now outsells all other cars in America except two of the so-called "Low-price three"? Come in for a demonstration — this week, for sure, And learn, in the doing, what a big trade-in allowance our volume sales can bring you. 29.95 HUBBARD and SON Furniture Cash Talks At Hubbord's WHFN UTTM AUTOMOBILES AH IUILT IU3CK Will IUILO THEM LANGSTON-McWATERS BUICK CO. Walnut & Broadway 24 Hour Service Dial 3-4555

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