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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 8

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Wednesday, July 23, 1952
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, My It, INI f=^ lUnion Ranks Split Over "Turn Down" Of Barkley Jjohn Lewis In ' page Against Other Leaden Points Out Vice . President Always · / ; Friend Of Worker! '. · · Chicago - (if) - Union labor "' Tank! were ripped spirt today by ; · anfry and bitter discord over the · ; ' ttum'plRg of Vice President Alben "" Uarklty ik · Democratic presi- dentltl cindldite. . . . John L. Lewli, the bushy- browed leader of the United "'"Mine Workers, was' in · towering :.: Tift ifilnst CIO ind AFL leid- ,_,,«" whom he accused of "small- ;'~T^mt political intrigue" with tome '^Democratic presidential hopefuls "''.if c^op down the Kentuckian, i ';- long-time friend of labor. ,· ". But this Lewis inter was only -:part of a story of backstage ma:' 'neuven, political coalitions and '''"divisions which have been boiling beneath the surface of this 31st -.'-'Democratic Nitlonal Convention. ·V - And it wis, in part it lent, the · '" s'.ory of the struggle · between Temocntlc fart ons to name the .."' party nominee. j There was some talk the Bark: ley boom might'be revived. But j it may be just talk. Barkley will 5 fo to the Convention Hall tonight : for the first time and address the ! delegates. [ Lewi* NMi Ua4tra * Tht lid was blown off last night : when Lewli scornfully accused ; union leaden Walter 'Reuther, : George Harrison and Jack Kroll of Intrigue to torpedo Barkley on ; u o orpeo a r e y on i the issue of age. Barkley is 74, Just two yean older than Lewi*. "The self - anointed political leadrtn of labor who took it upon themselves to attempt to disqualify him (Barkley) from tht presidency by reason of hit ige obviously were engaged In a smalltime political intrigue with other candidates," Lewli said. Reuther is president of the United Auto Workers and vice president of the CIO. Harrison Is i member of tht Executive Council of the AFL and president of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks. Kroll It director of tht ClO's Political Action Committee. These three were among the group of labor leaden who break* fasted with Barkley Monday morning. They Infovned him they could not support him because of his age, A few noun later, the vice president--deeply hurt and angry--withdrew from the race. Alwara Lain-i FratM Lewli laid in part in his statement dictated from Washington: Viet Preildem Barkley has al- wayi been a friend of organliad labor. He hai led a distinguished career, deserving of tht eternal gratitude of every man In America who works for a living ai well ·M ill other cltltetu." Thii.Ltwh blast highlighted the trugflt for the Democratic prei- identlil nomination in which Gov. Adlil Stevenson of llllnrii now John L. Lewis called Barkley h. telephone and told him, in sub stance: "I think you know what oc currtd tottay. I want you to know I inprovt ind I'm in your cor ntr." Barkley is said to have replied "I do know. And 1 appreciate your call." If this report is accurate, thei It may account for the "Barklcj boom" that developed before th opening of the Democratic convention on Monday. Mrs. Roosevelt Receives Great Party Ovation Brings Message To Convention, Quotes Her Late Husband Chlcigo-Wl-When the Republican and Democratic National Conventions ire only blurred echoes, two events will stand out in the memory of those who saw both gatherings of the political clans: Herbert Hoover, 77, fighting back tears, getting the ovation of his life from the party he led to victory almost a quarter-century ago. And Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, 67, a little moisture in her eyes, too, beiring the other pirty i message from her late husband- he who led the Democrats to vie tory over Hoover and three sue cetslve other Republicans in the moat turbulent years of our cen tury. work endure. "The work, my friends, Is peace, more than an end of this war -an end to the beginning of all wars, yes, ind end, forever, to this impractical, unrealistic settlement of the differences between ...;.infills by the mass killings of peoples. "Today as we move against the '.Ti-inle scourge of war -- as we .'u forward toward the greatest j contribution that any generation | of human beings can make in this [compromise on a loyalty pledge-- //orld -- the contribution of last- drafted reportedly on direct or- Split At Convention May Be Averted By Rules Compromise Chicago - (/P) - A North-South ng peace. ders from the White House--put "I ask you to keep your faith. |i h e damper today on the hottest TMV', UhI !, U !i!f" hn . d -"£ a ^:!!1TM' to Democratic unity: egate would be forced to sign the promise if it went against state nfidcnce and your rcsolvp. And o you, and to all Americans who i con- Thc compromise, approved by Ihc convention Credentials Com- thcm.wlvps with us tn| m Htc7ia S rmidn7Rnrgoe8%o U the he making of an abiding peace, I .convention floor today. There was qy; . _ _ , . . . . "The only limit to our rcaliza- inn of tomorrow be ··'·'n nf today. Let us move for- wlth strong and active aith," tome close to crj these Democrats Roosevelt. only the slimmest possibility of opposition there. The bid for party harmony seemed to have taken much of the stinjc out of Dixie's defeat Monday . ... n 'Sht on the loyalty pledge issue, ing in this convention has I The convention then adonled a lnc*» tn *lnll:illn0 hn rMratinn r ,,| n ran«-'n A t l " ruie requiring delegates to promise they would do their utmost to place the convention's nominee on their home-state ballots. - , - --. - -· The compromise was a proviso most as large as South America, added to the pledge saying no del- the ovation gave Eleanor The Antarctic continent is al- laws or state party rules. The pledge rule-- with the old party-splitting issue of civil rights at its core -- was rammed through the convention over loud Southern protests. Chief ramrods were Michigan's Sen. Blair Moody and New York's Rep. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. Tells of Compromise Early today Moody told a reporter how the compromise proviso came into being. Moody said be got a telephone call from Washington, from Charles Murphy, legal adviser to President Truman. The president reportedly was kept up to the minute on what was taking place. Moody said Murphy suggested "clarifying" the pledge rule by tacking onto it some of the explanations offered Monday night by Roosevelt and Moody. These two had said then tha the pledge- would not force an delegates to go against state law or state party rules--the main ar gument advanced by the rebclli ous Southern states. "That's what we did in the pro viso," Moody said. "The amendment in no wi. weakens the Moody resolution. I merely states the obvious. Th additional wordage does not in any way let anyone off the book who planned to walk away from the convention and run out on the candidates. "If he does, he's a dishonorable man because he's violating his pledge." Southerners Satisfied Key Southerners, for the most part, indicate satisfaction with j the pledge - plus - proviso. There was only one public reservation --Sen. John Stennis said he was not sure Mississippi would go along. The convention time-table called for all loyalty pledges to be signed and turned in to the Credentials Committee before it filed its report today. The Credentials Committee also unburdened itself of a companion row. It voted, 36-tol3 and 33-to- '· respectively, last night to seat ;xas and Mississippi delegations which oppose the Truman administration. This sent the struggle over Mississippi's 18 votes and Texas' 52 spinning toward the convention] floor. In both cases, the battle was between anti-administration factions claiming a majority and "loyalists" asserting they did not bolt the party in 1948. Both disputes--loyolty pledge and delegate s e a ti n g -- arc swatches from the same cloth. The over-riding issue is civil rights, ust as it was four years ago, and the danger to party unity is the same--the possible loss of Southern states in the November elec- inn and of the electoral votes at take. An ostrich egg weighs about 'f pounds and holds about ai much ss 18 hen eggs. CHICK SPECIAL ·aeh HEAVY MIXED ARKANSAS Broiler Natatory ·. u.mtfm*, ' UttM lo fh« NIWS, Mth wttkdoy, crt 7:30 AM, over Italian KGRH · appeari to be the front-runner · despite his avowed riluctince to : enter tht contest. · And It served to uncover these ; ether report!: · 1. That Barkley came to tht i convention with some reason to : believe thit he wis tht favorite : of President Trumin and those ; around him. · 2. That Reuther, Harrison, Kroll : and tome other union leaders : were working closely with Sen ; Estei Kefauver of Tennessee an : Averell Harriman of New York ; in convention maneuven. : 3. Thit Lewis had pledged · Barkley hl» support prior to the ; convention an4 assumed that the J Kentuckian would be acceptable ; to other labor leaders because ol : his long; record in support of la- Lait night It wai Eleanor Roosevelt's turn. Mrs. Rooaevelt brought a serious menage -- as did Herert Hoover to the Republicans wo weeks ago. They got the tame »rt of reception. Spontaneous. Af- bor. 5 4. That a White House meeting . on Sunday, July 13, had left : Barkley boosters with (he impres- . lion the vice president was more : acceptable to Truman than any of · the other avowed candidates (not : including Stevenson). · 5. That Reuther and other labor : leaders met In Room 1108 at the I Conrad Hilton Monday night with : Kefauver, Harriman and Franklin . p. Roosevelt, Jr.-and that a short : time later It was announced that J labor had turned thumbs down on ; Barkley. ; Backarnnd died : And there also was this account · In the background of what Is be: coming known as the "Berkley ; itory": : ,. The i e "Port* w«TM thit on July ; 33 after the Republicans had t chosen Gen. Dwlght D. Eisen. Sower as their presidential nom- · inee, · group met with President : Trwnin at the White House. This . group was said to Include Secre. ' Ury of the Interior Oscar Chap. t man, Democratic National Chalr- · cle . MtK ""«r. r e a e n Secretary Matthew Connally, * * "" the lnnw cir It was uid this group, at that icc «P tln « ·» '·«« vilu. by Stevenion that ,, ' % ««l off the namn of the avowed candidate*," nne J2J"* " w , "«nd Birklry was m» man who wai most accept- H GALLON Vaiili let (TIM OKLAHOMA TIRE SUPPLY CO. ICE CREAM FREEZER ectionate. Frentied. The delegates howled, nng cowbells ind surged through the ilsles for Eleanor. They demonstrated for a full 15 minutes. The mei- sagti they brought, this patriarch and thii matriarch of the political tribes, were just about ai far apart is they could be. Hoover's advice has been reported before: Don't go overboard on lid to other countries. Concentrate on a big Air Force, capable of striking back like a rattlesnake If the United States is attacked. Don't bankrupt the country with big spending and ruinous taxes. Mrs. Roosevelt might hive written her speech as · point-by-point "iswer: "There is i ... minority In this ., country which advocates changing our national symbol which is the eagle to that of the ostrich and withdrawing from the United Nations." "Our men are fighting in Korea so that they will nol h»v? to n their own main streets. The cost of supporting the U. N. and its specialized agencies for each man. woman and child the U. S. is 77 cents a year price of World War II was $1,708 'or every person then alive" Keada rn« Menage Mrs. Roosevelt lived her heaviest ammunition until last. She told the delegates -- who lutomatlcally a n d nostagically cheer it the ««me of Roosevelt- she was going to reid them the ist message FDR ever tent his countrymen. It ut« pr»pr*d for the Jefferson Day dinner In Wishington April U, 1»4S. Roosevelt never .delivered It. He dirt just 94 hours r before. So his wife read the mes- sige last night: "Let me assure you that .,., hand Is the steadier for the work that it to be done, thit I move more firmly into the tank, know- Ing thit you -- millions and mll- lloni of you -- ire Joined with in the rnolve to make this C A R C L O T H E S H A N G E R TROJAN SPARK PLUGS SmltPritt ARM REST COVER OIL FILTER CARTRIDGE WrtI for t r j v t l . . . PrKtial... Holds up to 8 garments. 2 qt. si . . . Qoet rust-proof aeus... Cssr iron doher... WocJT*. 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