Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 22, 1952 · Page 7
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 7

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 22, 1952
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riOITHWfST AMANSAS T1MIS, Fov*t»«vlhV Arfcamat. Twtfday, April M, IfSI ----t Column By HAL BOYLE New York-WHl looked like the political man-of-tho-year in 1952 was going to be the independent voter. .. Now I'm not so sure. I t h i n k the tide may be turning against him. There is a strong possibility the independent voter has already passed the peak of his popularity. At the start of the indoor campaign training season, experts figured thfire might be as many as 25 million independent voters this year, and*-that they would hold the balance of power in the presidential election. This immediately made the independent voter the Clark Gable of politics. He was pictured as a high-minded, thoughtful figure 'who stood above the clamor of partisanship and weighed every issue carefully. ; What happened? Well, naturally 99.4 per cent of all living Ameri- 'cans decided they were 'ndopend- ent voters. The temptation to Bland aloof on the heights, wooed Record Relief for SOUR STOMACH TUMS rOR THE TUMMY by all factions, was irresistible. Each man could dream of the following situation: On election day the nation is divided 29,567,843 and as Mr. Jones steps up to ballot the rival statesmen say: "Mr. Jones, the fate of our country rests on your vote. Whom do you choose?" "I am an independent voter," says Jones proudly. "On t h e [.rounds of patriotism rather than I party I cast my ballot for--." And the nation breaks out in cheers. Jones has made history. The trouble with this pretty dream was that everybody was trying to get into' the act. If you had decided to be an independent voter, it seemed that everybody you met had decided to be one, too. That wasn^t any fun. So, gradually, more and more people have decided to go back and be the Democrats and Republicans they always were. And they are having a much better time. They can pitch in and argue for the side they really favor. Back in the fold themselves, they are beginning to attack the independent voter as a heretic or a fence-straddler afraid to stand up and be counted as a man. One of these returned parly regulars recently gave me this definition of an independent voter: "He's a guy who can't get a job with either party and knows it." And another said: "If you ask GETTING ACQUAINTED jPrison Officials Over U.S. Tighten Guard Following Third Convict Rebellion In Week (By The Associated 1'rtss) Prison officials in many p^rts f Ihc country \vrrc w a t c h f u l for K of unrest today a f t e r the lird major prison rebellion in a veck flared in Michigan. However, some prisons were aking no special precautions. With rioting convicts in con- rol of a large section of the 'OUthern Michigan State Prison at ackson, yesterday, and 231 hard- litten criminals revolting al New crscy's Stale Prison at Rahway, 'ederal Prison Director James V. icnnett said in Washington: .fforw's KEAL SAVINGS for Your Spring Decorating Budget I ·THE ENTIRE STOCK OF DISPLAYED WALLPAPERS k if Choose from Over 100 Lovely Deco, rator Patterns! , * Many Designs for Every Room! k * Florals, Scenics, Plaids, StripesI Reg.23t Roll to89t Roll Only 15'» 59: .ALL ARE NOH-FADIHS COLORS · MOST AIE WATERFAH OUR LEADER DESIGNS Still ONLY 9I * NOT INCLUDED IN JHIS SALE * · HEAVYWEIGHT · FELT BASE · C U T T I N G S Colorful, Baked-On Enamel Designs Mounted tri Resilient Felt Backing! EASY-TO-INSTALL . . . EASY-TO-CLIAN 'FULL 6-rt, WIDTH YOUR CHOICE ONLY IT'S NEWI B«v«Ud Contour PLASTIC WALL TILE Will NOT CHIP, CRACK 4'/4x4'/4-IN. FADE OX WARP SIZE 14 Exciting Colon ONLY COOK'S PAINT I/M rour Cftdif of Cook*i IAST SIDE SQUARE--PHONI52* OUIIN JULIANA look! II Melted M I refultr American baneball fin ! IB ih« wivti it opantr In Detroit, where th home town Tigers lost 3-0 to St Ltwii Browni. At right, l»nin(. ii Th« Netherlands mon- ireh'i.eoniort, Prinei Btrnhird. " (International Sou an independent voter how he stands on .thf Tatt-Hartley Act, he tells you h« liandi' on the hyphen." This is mighty unfair, of course, to the conscientious' independent voter but as the outdoor campaigning season heats up it looks like he'i going to be an even lonelier figure. There are certain disadvantages to his position, ft you' are losing a friendly political argument at a cocktail party, and somebody gets you down and starts beating you up you can get rescued by shouting: "Help, I'm a Democrat!" or "Save me, I'm » Republican!" But what would hippeh if you yelled from the floor: "Help, help, I'm an independent voter!" The other independent voters would just stand there and look at you. But nil the Republicans and Democrats would rush over a:id joyously join in kicking you. That's the danger'in being an independent in anything. You'may have distant admirers, but you lack first aid 'in an emergency. Interns Sign Oath, Ask Reinstatement Philadelphia - W) - Reversing previous refusals to take a state loyalty oath, four discharged interns have signed the oath anc asked for reinstatement at Philadelphia General Hispital, Dr. Frank Johnson of nearby Berwyn and Dr. · Kenneth J Eagen of New Haven, Conn., signed the oath yesterday. Dr. Curtis G. Wherry, 27, Memphis, Tenn., and Dr. Donald E. Wohlrabe, 24, Philadelphia, signed it Saturday, the hospital announced. Science Comes Up With Hazard In Dried Beer Lendon-WHScience came up today with a new occupational hazard for the man in military uniform--dried beer. You add water to the packe of starch-gum, hop oil and flavoring--and there'll be beer galore when end where wanted. It can be transported easily to the fighting fronts when shipping is at a premium. The' scientists nejrlected to announce the alcoholic content of their new discovery. wont ycu SHAKE f "Realizing that situations of t h i s kind arc contagious, we are naturally t a k i n g every precaution." He declined tn specify what these measures ire. At Atlanta Penitentiary in Georgia, however, Warden W. H. HIatt said no special precautions were being taken now, but "we are always on the lookout and try to be prepared for any emergency." At the federal prison in Leavenworth. K»n., Warden Walter Hunter said, "we're always on the alert for those things here" but we've had no Indications of trouble." He added in reference to Midwestern floods: "All we've got Is a lot of high water and that's bad enough."' Warden Edwin Swope of A l c a - : traz Federal Prison on San Fran- j Cisco nay sftirl no exlraord-iary j precautions were being taken on | ihe maximum-security "Rock." While the average penitentiary j can tighten up its rules In times' of stress, he said, "thi.ip here are always as tight ai we can make then." It w«s the f i f t h major prison disturbance In New Jersey In less than three weeks. Last Friday, ft revolt by t» convicts at the state prison at Trenton ended after 77 hours. i KM* «» *HM ·» tmm nil ih» limit tat. . i RADIO t TV SERVICE lott* TV T«* T fqulpmtnf 24-Mowr Strvltt TRI-STATE SALES COl MO W. 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