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April 21, 1950     The Clinch County News
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ra~J~ ~uUK. Jill ,, Established in 1894. THE CLINCH COUNTY NEWS HOMERVILLE, GEOKGIA Official Organ of Clinch Coun- ty, the County Commissioners. and the City of Homerville. Ga. Published Every Friday at The News' Office, tn Homerville, IVERSON H. HUXFORD Editor & Publisher Re-Admitted Nov. 18, 1933, as Second-Class Mail Matter Un- der Act of Congress, 1879. Announcement of Cong. Don Wheeler W. M. ("Don") WHEELER Conlressman Georgia 'Eighth District To the People of the Eighth Cnngrvs~ional District of Georgia: After h~,ving duly qwalified aecor- (ling to the rules adopted by the Georgia State Democratic Executive Committee and the rules adopted by the Eighth District Congressional Democratic Executive Committee, I ~ereby announce my candidacy for Representative of the Eigh.th Con- gressional District of Georgia in the eighty-secon~t Congress of the Uni- ted States of America, subject to the rules a~d re~Kations of the Democratic Primary to be held cn June 28, 1950. I have served the people of the 8th district as their Representative in the United States C~gress for three and one-half years and have done my very best to represent the district in a creditable manner. Un- til the present race started which caused me to have t_9 come home and campaign, I had not missed a sin- gle roll call vote, therefore, my re- cord is clear and complete on all is- sues that have arisen since I went to Congress. ! do not claim that I have not made any mistakes, how- ever, I have voted by honest con- victions an~l have not "straddled the fence" on any issue nor have I tried to dodge or evade one. As I enter this race to succeed myself as your Congressman I am still promising only to be there if possible when the roll is called and do my very best to represent the people of my district in such way as to preserve the American way of life. :My record clearly shows that I am unalterably opposed to commu- nism, socialism or any other way of life that is contrary to the Ameri- can way. It sho~vs that I am opposed to the so-called CiVil Rights Pro- gram, socialized medicine, socialized agriculture and many other pro- grams that are foreign to the system of government that has,made Amer- ica the greatest nation on the face of the earth. My record clearly shows that I have ~v,orked constantly i,n the in- terest of sound veterans legislation and that I have worked for a sound agricultur4~l program. It also shows that I led the fight last year for a better price for naval stores and that I have done everything' human- ly possible to get an incxeaae this year. I am pleased to report that I have received bhe en