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NortfcwWrt Arkomat T1MB, Ti*Â»-, May 2t, 1*74 FAVITTCVIU*, Â·Â·**Â»Â·*Â» Senal belong to either Bill Fulbright or Dale Bumpers. It belongs to the people of Arkansas. And a campaign for that office belongs to the people as well. Any man who seeks to be our Senator should be willing to meet his opponent face-to-face and man-to-man in public debate. That's not only the Arkansas way, it's the American way. Just like when John Kennedy had no fear of facing Richard Nixon in public debate. Because we believe that a man has to stand up for what he believes/ and if a man refuses, then you can make a few hard judge- ments about him. Either he doesn't believe much or doesn't stand up much--or both. In this campaign, one man--Bill Fulbright--has made it dear the people have a right to know where he stands and what he believes. And to judge for themselves in public debates. Fulbright's opponent, Dale Bumpers, disagrees. Bumpers refuses to meet Fulbright face-to-face and man-to-man before the people. It's really pretty simple. Some may call it candor or controversy. But we call it courage. A man either has courage or he doesn't. There's no in-between. And on this vital question of the peoples' right to public debates, it's obvious that only one man running for the Senate has courage. But Dale Bumpers insists that he's opposed to 'public argument'. Well, Dale Bumpers is wrong. Because public argument is what democracy is all about. And if a man doesn't have the courage to stand up and fight in Arkansas, we question if he'd ever have the courage to stand up in the Senate and fight for Arkansas. ] more than just a popularity contest Its the most crucial election in America. Fulbright May 28. Mdfcrby John Eked Â«*Â»*Â» Mr.