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Thursday, Jufy 17, 1952
Politics At A Glance .
GOP Nomination To Eisenhower On First Ballot;
Democratic Convention Begins In Chicago Monday
By LOUS SCHOEN
Ichanged their votes, and the of-
Retired Gen. Dwight D. Eisen- ficial balloting ended when a Taft
hower astounded the nation, Fri-' supporter moved that the conven-
day, when he swept his four com- tion unanimously give the former
peting candidates off their feet Kansas farm boy the nomination.
to take a dramatic
victory in the
fight for the
pr e s id e n tial
initial roll call,
E i s e n h ower
held a 595 (604
votes are need
ed to nominate)
to 500 margin
Meanwhile, the convention, on
tisennowers request, nominaieo
39-year-old Sen. Richard M. Nixon
of California to run in the see-
lond slot on the Republican ticket.
jNixon is the youngest GOP vice
I presidential nominee in the his
Jtory of the party.
Democratic reactions to the
Eisenhower nomination ranged
from apparent indifference on
the part of President Truman,
tt-hrt hnH "nn r-itYimfin t " in fnm
Over his nearestCouriosy Lincoln Journal inlcto Knctilifv nr, tho nart f Mu
rival. Sen. Rob- Eisenhower tual Security Administrator Aver-
ert A. Taft Of Ohio, When thesn Harriman Harriman rnllivl
l V 4
balloting had apparently ended
But suddenly the chairman of the
Minnesota delegation dramatically!
announced that his delegation
wished to change its 19 votes for
former Minnesota Gov. Harold E.
Stassen to Gen. Eisenhower.
That clinched the nomination
for Ike, giving him 614 votes. Thej
remainder of the delegations soon
the choice of Ike a farce, which
he said was intended to cover up
the "reactionary" policies on
which he said the Republican
party is founded.
Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennes
see, meanwhile, again expressing
ing the issues" with Eisenhower
during the campaign.
Only a few hours after his
nomination, Eisenhower began a
long process -of what will prob
ably be a complete revampment
of the GOP leaders. His objective
is to clean out the entire Old
Guard faction supporters of Taft
and Gen. Douglas MacArthu
and replace them with members
of his own faction.
And Eisenhower lost no time
in ridding himself of all ties with
the Army. He submitted his of'
ficial resignation Saturday, "with
a deep sense of regret."
The Democrats began arriving
in Chicago this week in prepara
tion for their national convention
which begins Monday. Along with
their arrival, candidates for the
nomination and their supporters
began speculation on who was the
"man to beat," and above all, on
who President Truman would
support. Truman is an elected
delegate of the state of Missouri,
confidence that he would win thejand it is expected that the Mis-
uemocrauc nomination, said that souri delegation win De pouea on
he is "looking forward to debat-the first ballot at the convention
n fnA nnf -hn Truman votes Drobably make
for. if he fails to announce it particularly happy, but which will
beforehand -hold the party together come the
A party subcommittee began, November election.
meetings in Chicago Wednesday,, With the Democratic chiefs
meanwhile, to begin planning lorifighting it out
a platform to contradict the is-'
sues advocated in the Republican, J" 7 r T"
platform drafted last week. One'lnter parl)f
important plank (probably the alliance was
most objective one) the platform ! reported to be
is expected to contain will advo- shaping up in
cate legislation providing for a;asningion.
nationwide primary election, in The objects
order to give the public more say- bf this specula
so on who the Presidential nomi- tion are the
nees are. small fry of the I
families or out
Nixon and Sen. Courtesy Lincoln JourMl
The most controversial plank in
the platform will undoubtedly be
the one on Civil Rights. South- Kefauver, who iweianver
ern Democrats will be fighting for, live oniy a diock aparu nars.
weakened Civil Rights laws, giv-Nixon says their six-year-oia
ing the states power to enforce daughter, Pat, claims to be the
them at will, while Administra-i"best friend" of David Kefauver,
tion hackers will be fichtinc for also 6. "He chooses me for every-
an even stronger plank than the thing" in the kindergarten where
one of 1948 which caused the: they are classmates, Mrs. Nixon
Southerners to split and form said Pat reported,
their own Dixiecrat party. The' .
committee is expe'-i to draft a Maybe the next generation isn't
compromise platfc which will such a bad lot after all.
VIEWS OF THE NEWS
The Nation's 1st Demo Battle Since '32
V ill I til hxOtlftlt For the tirst time since 1932 the Democratic party will have
''' li'wn'r full-fledged political convention. With no less than 17 avowed
.Nfkrwkn. u4 The Dally Nebraska, in atibltxbta' by the italiili
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ailalstrre4 by the tHrnr of rabntatieaa. -It Ml the aeetana policy f the Bnmr that
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Mben ei the etaff at The Omitr Kearaefcaa aa4 the 8aaa Kebraakaa) am! The nomination of Dwight D. candidates for the presidential nomination, the Democrats find
BerMwany mpoBstMe tar what thry cay ar aa er eaa ta be priatea. 'Eisenhower as Presidential candi-i themselves with the problem of selecting a new winning candidate
u, Z&'ZZrVZ- iWZrZ date on the Republican party for the first time in 20 years.
ear axeept Maaaaya mai sataroaya. arattoa aa4 ewniaaiiaa pwte. by the Pat-ticket was a victory for a faction When the Democrats convene in Chicago Monday, the field
llJTiTTettt wt-T?Z m . ?ub hich hJ wiU ide for the first time since 1932 vhen franklin D.
otiiee la uacaia. Nehraska, antr Ae at caamw. Mareh , a a spwiai, existed, but which has reached the Roosevelt won a bitterly contested nomination.
- - " Art M" "tb4 surface only within the last few! pn,, ;ti ;rc 4 ;,
Sfij-r faction is American20-20 S,Ug " fr f -mc
miHismsi Yout ' coming generation"! nresidential darfim, vr sin. isa? th nmnmtc
Maaam :- l'TZ. 3.7, wmcn xne last generauon is airaia . T. J j Crr-. vr."; "t:.Tr.. . 1
Far aay lelnaialln rmrdtnc am eeateat M ta uaaumi 'Pr,rtp tn the Hncc " It ii a far- H14 J" I" aim nave- iiau nuuung 10 ao OUI renonunaie
riTt t2SrSaSr. " LnZrtlLr SJl" man 'ho the White House for the past four years.
re bUeramue na&ratx uiiini ar aafrerMetac a chat wager a e-1-; citizens. They are citizens not of Franklin D. Roosevelt and his running mate, John Garner took
one country, tmt citizens ox the omce in m&s. ine same pair received the nomination again in
world, and theyview the present iso ana won tne election, in 1840, Roosevelt was given a new
strained world situation in an at
tempt to decide, not what will be
best for their family, state or
country, but what will be best for
vice-presidential candidate, Henry A. Wallace, and the Democrats
In 1944 Harry Truman was named as Roosevelt's running mate
in his fourth attempt tor the presidential chair. The pa r was suc
cessful. When Roosevelt died soon after he began his fourth term,
however, and Truman stepped into the White House, it appeared
What About The Voters?
' For the Republican party, the convention is over and the cam
paign is begun.
i l ....i-tiAii Thor& urac a firm snllt
" was . V iVT lS in the The least liberal side of this fac
ia vne parijr, -uu iuc """ "" --------- - ti rnvprf itself wpk at ),,:.. tHrtcrh tK. nv V,,l i wi,i. ' . . i
hearts of many participants, but wnen oen. nooen n. xan wt6 ? ,f - ;:rr , t;Z. " ' " '-
his support to the nominee, throughout the campaign and "after hePUOiican ?n ve5i!?! But to the surprise and indignation of the Republican party,
wins the election." it could have sounded as though the split had'nen Vi " AfJlffrlthe ticket of Truman and Barkley swept the Democratic Dartv to
been mended " m "epuDUCau, their fifth term in the White House, and the Republican party
appearea wasnea up.
Then a new name arose in the political horizon. Gen. Dwieht
Eisenhower began to be considered as the logical Republican candi-
A4- M ; A . at. A .1 . - . . ..
itself in the same way. Giving I . - "r- ""' iruman announcea xnai
itself and its members the title ofi"" ; 7 a K imocrauc presiaenuai
"New Life Democrats," the iaction! race was mto confusion.
has pledged its complete support And there it remains. Seventeen men each with almost equal
to Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennes- support are wssing ineir pouucai nais into me ring and the Demo
see, crats face their: first "real" convention in twenty years a conven-
The 49-year-old crime-busting uon mat not see the nomination on the first ballot like that of
senator is extremely popular v""".
Subsequent developments, however, have caused this writer to. " Democratic
wonder U tne mena was as iinn as w m-uc w - lrT-rv th mrt. lihorai riH nf this!
What about the embittered Taft supporter, reported by one ion attempting to Prove f. M .f'l'
radio commentator, who. upon hearing the news of Eisenhower's itself in the same wav. Givinc r president. About the
nomination, stamped from the scene at Taft headquarters, groan
ing, "now for eight more years of socialism!"
What about the attitude shown by Col. Robert McCormick, edi
tor of the Chicago Tribune and a staunch Taft-man, in his first edi
torial after Eisenhower's nomination was announced? McCormick
said of Eisenhower: .
"... most extraordinary candidate who has ever received a
"He is Mr. Truman's candidate . . .
- . . . Wall Street's candidate ...
"... Europe's candidate ..." .,
What about the great influence the Tribune has on Middle
western voters? -Will McCormick and those voters be able to for
nsn Hartrx thr have directed at Eisenhower?
And what about the supporters of Gen. Douglas MacArthur,
who. in a demonstration for their candidate, sang, "We don t want
' . . . - .rani Mar Arthur.
KepuDucrais, nor guys mat i " '
i min c uuvuok w .... . 11 i - - - -
And what about Gen. MacArthur, himseUT He was me Old Guard is a leftist group
candidate snubbed by Eisenhower when the nominee went w almost socialistic and the GOP
among the nation's youth wherever
he shows his face and says a lew
words about the world situation.
A fighting liberal. Sen. Kefauver
and his backers are up against the
same problem as Eisenhower and
his backers were in the GOP the
Old Guard. Although the Demo
cratic and Republican Oid Guard
factions differ as much as north
and south, in that the Democratic
The Empire Marches On . . .
A news item from London recently reported that the ground
work is being laid for a possible aboutface in Britain's policy to
ward Communist China. 1
A complete change in foreign policy by Great Britain, not only
toward Communist China, is badly needed by the Free World.
One place where a British foreign policy aboutface is most
sorely needed is in the Middle East By failing to educate the
other candidates, personally requesting their support in his cam- old Guard is a rightist group Iranians in the fields of Independence and Freedom, and through
Daien. . aimosi lascist uuui prescui vir- eujsu me i umr jwwer in uiai ou-ncn nauon,
Will MaCATuiur, uae Oii sonaici wuv " " -jiuajujr utc muk l uuicuia - wit . - "-.- tai m uioi imuuu tuiu cauckuc uuu icra
fywaiuA viomhnnrpr who as a maior. servea as macrvr-
thur's aide for starting his career years behind the old pro and
finishing it years ahead? Or will MacArthur, now that he sees
that he has been defeated on the political battlefield, fade away
like a Rood old soldier, as he originally promised he would do?
And what about the GOP Old Guard faction in general, which
has such strong support in the conservative Middlewest . Will these
Old Guard supporters be able to cast aside all their principles and
vote for a man who represents the new, liberal Republican move
ment, who was once allegedly offered the Democratic nomina-
ti0nOn the other hand, these supporters of. Taft, MacArthur, and
the Old Guard in general, could hardly be expected to vote Demo
aatic. But the question is: Witt they vote for Eisenhower?
Time will telL but until it does, this writer wishes to jump onto
the prophets' bandwagon.
In 1948, the Democratic victory was largely attributed, by many
, politicians, to the comparatively small percentage of the voting
public which went to the polls. The majority of the people who
refrained from voting, they excused, were Republicans who were
so confident of a Dewey victory that they just did not vote.
In 1952, the percentage of the voting population which exercises
Its American right will be no larger than it was in 1948. Again it
will be Republicans who refrain from voting. They will be the
Republicans who represent the Old Guard supporters of Taft and
MacArthur. Their reason for not voting will not be overconfidence.
They will refuse to vote because they have been left out m
the cold without a candidate representing their views.
vouthful liberals. lings against themselves in the entire Middle East.
May the youth of the nation be! . Had British taken the opportunity, while they were occupy-
A Soldier Forgets
ing Iran, to educate the Iranians in the interests bf the Free World.
the dangers of Commuru5m in the Middle East would not be nearly
Another example of Britain's tendency to think only of more
power for Great Britain is in Egypt. Both Etrvot and the Anelo-
Editors note This poem witwu"" ouu-u are composea or me same race or people witn tne
eririnallT printed in Reporter 8311)6 Pliticali cultural and religious interests. The press and the
magazine, and has been reprinted pvemmentj of these two nations have been fighting long and
numerous times since. Small as it hard ,to become united, but the British, always fearful of losing
n.T jy. h curies a world of complete power in the Suez Canal Zone, have always in terf erred.
Old soldier, was it not the other
You said in trembling tones you'd
How strange a fading, General, to
Bugler to the Taftian fife and
Blasting with quite unmflitary
The military and your own com
The unrest which the British have caused in Egypt through their
troup occupation ana tneir uiterierence in general, is an invitation
to Communist forces to step in and wield their influence.
A few weeks ago, a Russian spy was tried in the British courts.
He received only a five-year Jail term for his offense, but it brought
the British people nearer to the realization that Communism is a
world threat And now. a long-time Communist and lons-time
holder of a high position in the Church of England, is being ex-
posea in uie Jtsnusn press. Me will probably not be sentenced to
jaiL In fact, he will probably not even be tried in court, but he
will undoubtedly be stripped of his rank in the Church of Eng
land. The people and the government of Great Britain are marching
How fine a picture. General, you forward, although they are taking very small steps, toward a reali
make Jzation that if a World Freedom is ever to be realized, the British wiU
Of eatingand of holding onto ihav to loot out for somebody else besides the British.
your cake. I - L.S.
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