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Abilene Semi Weekly Farm Reporter (Newspaper) - February 13, 1958, Abilene, Texas Economy Leader Byrd to retire from Senate artent report a news Abilene Texas Page 14-b thursday morning feb. 13, 1958 by Jack Bell w Ashington. Feb. 12 Fyson. Byrd a a announced Toda it he will close a 43-year Public career next january with retirement from the Senate. His announcement which came As a Surprise to Many of i colleagues who joined in lauding the 70-year old virginian will take out of Public life Congress chief advocate of governmental Economy. Byrd s decision not to run again throws open a senatorial Post for which one or More of four former democratic governors might be candidate it revives slender Republican Hopes of gaining a eat in a state president Eisenhower twice carried Byrd withheld his support in 1952 and 1956 from Adlai Stevenson Eisenhower s democratic opponent. In i announcement which he wrote out in longhand. Byrd said he had promised mrs Byrd six years ago w Hen he was re elected to his present term he would not seek another. Wife is invalid since then. A he said has suffered a crippling illness and is an invalid it is our de Are to spend our live together at Home in for Many months mrs Byrd has been transported to washing used to be you could t Budge pm Byrd becomes fifth senator who won t run this year or Artel r Epson Washington. Feb. 12 to the Senate must be slipping sometimes it has seemed that Only death or a political knockout could pry a senator from office. But when Harry flood Byrd a a said today he will not run for re election Thi year he became the fifth senator to reach such a conclusion. Previously Sens. Edward Martin Ltd a. Who is 78 sen h. Meander Smith , 77 William know land it r calif49 and William Jenner a Lori. 49, they had had it they gave various reason or it re for example has an ailing. Wife but they add up to a surprisingly Large group to leave the Senate voluntarily. In some ways Byrd s decision is the biggest Shock. True he will be 71 on june 10 but he has made such a career of going his own. And often lonely course that he had become an institution. Part of scenery during the 25 year he has been in the Senate. Byrd s statements calling for More Economy in gov eminent have become a part of the Seener. Like the Reading of Washington s Farewell address in Congress every feb. 22. Successful in the newspaper business successful As an Apple growers he and his partners raise such a Large crop every Perso. In this country could have one of their apples Byrd brought into government this fiscal Philo Ophy you Don t save Money by spending it. Junior. So in 1938 he was saving Quot we have at Washington today the most costly the most wasteful and the most bureaucratic form of government this Republic a Ever known or Ever been afflicted and though government has steadily become larger and costlier. Byrd halt fought it stubbornly Ever step of the Way. But it Wasny to Only in monetary matters that Byrd often seemed to be playing a Lone hand he brought this up himself in 1952 when he announced he would not support his fellow Democrat Adlai Stevenson for the presidency. Opposed or a Byrd pointed out that in 1934 he had been one of the Tew senators to oppose the National recovery act that in 1935 he was one of said his Public life which began in the Virginia state Senate in 1915 when he was 27 years old. Quot has been a career of High privilege and great pleasure to liven Best Quot the people of \ Irginia have Beeli tolerant of my errors and generous in their he said Quot within the scope of my limited capabilities 1 have Given the Best in me to the discharge of the one of Byrds a a monuments a in Virginia is the pay As you go system of government. Byrd s decision will vacate the chairmanship of the powerful Senate finance committee which handles tax Bills debt limitation measures and reciprocal Trade legislation. His leaving will vacate the unofficial chairmanship of the Senate s often out voted Economy bloc which had its Headquarters under the battered old Felt hat Byrd always wears. He also will step out of the chairmanship through democratic and Republican Senate administrations of the Senate five to vote against the Wagner House committee on reduction of labor a that in 1938 his was nonessential Federal expend the Only vote against the recon Tures joined in praising Byrd and expressing regret he had decided to leave the Senate where he has served since March 4. 1933. Vice president Nixon said in a statement that during this service ton and Back to then Berryville. \ a. Home by ambulance when the senator found it necessary to Sta it in the capital several Days. Byrd who had directed the Virginia democratic organization from the time he was sworn in As governor in 1926, said that in retirement Quot i will never lose my interest in Public he will be 71 next june 10 Quot As a private in the ranks throughout the years to come i will do All i can tor Good government in \ Irginia and the he said. Declaring that his love for Virginia and her people Quot has been the guiding Star of my life. Byrd struck Ion finance corp. Quot in the Senate i have fought Many Lone Battles Quot he said. Quot rightly or wrongly. I have not always trod the popular Road Quot but if Byrd had his troubles on the National scene. He did Well at Home few senators manage to retain their hold on state politics. Byrd did. The so called Byrd organization can t be compared too closely with a City machine but political observers hav e pointed out it has been effective. Generally speaking what Byrd a wanted so has Virginia. And what Byrd has t wanted. Virginia wanted no part of either. Byrd of course is too modest to admit this. The Man whose plump Cheeks Are As Rosy and Tolly As the Apple it he Sells once put it this Way Quot that i have had some Small voice in the affairs of Virginia for More than a third of a Century is a source of deep satisfaction to Praise heaped on Hun democrats and republicans Byrd has Quot justly earned a nation Al reputation As one of he most outstanding men Ever to serve in the Quot his fight against excessive government spending and for sound fiscal policies earned the respect and admiration of republicans As Well As democrats throughout the Nixon said. Sen Ervin Ltd no who fought Side by Side with Byrd against the Senate a passage last year of a civil rights Bill said tiie virginians retirement will be Quot a National Ervin added Quot he has the three highest traits to be found in any legislators a powerful intelligence the highest degree of intellectual honesty and unsurpassed moral and political sen. Kerr a okla it in line to become chairman of the finance committee called Byrd a one of the Ablest greatest soundest men i have Ever known in Public with Byrd s retirement the Eisenhower administration will find at the head of the finance group one of the sharpest critics of its monetary policies Kerr told the Senate last year that president Eisenhower had Quot no brains Quot in fiscal matters. Thornton s Leggett drive amp Elmwood West my cough is gone How about yours ? for fast Relief of Foughi following colds or flu do As 1 did. Take or emulsion cough syrup at once. Or emulsion stops the tickle soothes irritation and helps you to breathe More freely. For Quick cough Comfort get or emulsion for coughs Chest colds Acuti a Ronchini announces the Sale of its Abilene River Oaks store to Thornton a effective immediately the Cobbs Abilene store in River Oaks Village is now under the management of Thornton s. The Purchase involves All of the Stock fixtures and accounts and any payments on purchases you have made at Cobb s will be accepted at Horn Torch 4th amp Oak the Sale was made to consolidate our stores nearer our Headquarters at Lubbock Texas. We have the utmost Faith in the continuing growth of Abilene and it is with regret that we leave the hundreds of friends we have made in the past year. It is with pleasure however that we were Able to sell our Abilene store to Thornton a whose capabilities and reputation is respected by both customers and in merchandising circles throughout the Southwest. Thank you for the Many courtesies you have bestowed upon us we Hope that if you should Ever live in a City where there is a Cobbs store you will make it your shopping s is now Thornton a River Oaks open thursday until 9 p. M. Open til 9 thursday shop for these thursday sayings i group sweaters skirts blouses for ladies. 4,00 to 25.00 values. To 300 100 to 4.98 values. I Odds and ends in ladies sweaters skirts sizes styles and colors. Terrific savings while they last Leggett drive in Elmwood West do it yourself skirt i kits a a a in 2 groups 298 limited quantities of Cotton and Dacron permanent pleated fabrics that Are washable crease resistant. No Hemming is needed. Simple and easy to make. White Brown and Black regularly 5.95. A group of Felt applique do it yourself skirts. Circular Choice of applique designs. In Black red Pink and Turquoise regularly 7.95. Leggett drive in Elmwood West thursday. 5 to 9 Only children s House slippers 100 pot Luck grouping of children a House slippers in velvets Felts leathers corduroys. Sizes 8 through big 3. Leggett drive in Elmwood West final clearance men s fall amp Winter Slacks to 17.95 \ allies 749 gabardine worsted flannels. A wide assortment of colors and patterns in sizes 28 to 42. Slacks for dress for work for sports. 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