The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 4, 1940 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 4, 1940
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\. 1940. IN 5COT1S j! EDICT Parole Board's Decision Ivncls Group Action For Negroes BY WA1.THK IHISTMANN 1'nlUel 1'rcss stall Coiiespomlpiu MONTOOMEflY, Ala., Miucli 111 * U ' J) Alabiiuia'.s Si'oasboro Case has passed another milestone In iis niiie-yciu- history despite the fuel Hint ii s u V e letjiiilnlng principals Hill are behind jirison bars. The stale's new board of pardons •'"Ki parole 1ms scratched it from the records as Die Scottsboro Case, simultaneously denying parole applications, to the five: Clareiu-c Norris, Charlie Weems, Ilaywood Patterson. Andy Wright, and'. Ode Powell. "Herrrafic-r, any reference lo thest prisoners as the Svotistroro di-rendants will hr- inarcunue" Hie board ruled. "'nicy will be dealt with as individuals, each one being considered on his own merits. "A day for reconsideration. In each case will be set in nt'cord.-uice with our judgment as to the response ol iiie Individual lo insliiu- tional treatment," the board decision added. Case's Notoriety Cited Chief reason for denial of parole was (hilt (lie unusual publicity ami notoriety of the past nine years has warped hto personalities of the negroes, tlie board explained. They still are serving long terms for the rape or two white girls "board a freight train at Paint Rock, Ala,, in 1931. . In the trials at Scottsboro, near 1 Paint Rock, nine negroes originally were sentenced to die for tlie mass assault on Ihe white girls. A loth only 12 years old at the time was not tried. The case became a cause celebre after the U. S. Supreme Court twice reversed the death sentences and groups over the nation rallied to the side of the Negroes and the South stood by Alabama against what it termed -sectional interference. Finally, four of Ihe nine were freed in a compromise move in 1937. Long terms, however, were set' for (he remaining five. Norris got life imprisonment. Wright received 39 years and Patterson ami Weems, 75 years each. Rape charges against Ode Powell were dropped bill he was given 20 years for stabbing a deputy (luring an escape attempt. Each member" of the new parole board, Initialing the case for the first time, issued a lengthy statement upon the reasons fo.- r refusal of parole. Judge Alex T. Smith, Birmingham, parole board chairman, explained in a general statement Hint all three members reached the same conclusion "without, interference or suggestion" fro:;: the others. He said careful study of all phases of the case had been made since the public hearing last Feb. 15. which resulted after Dr. Allen Knight Chalmers, New York City clergyman, filed application for parole for Ihe Negroes. Chalmers, leader of the Scotts- bqro Defense Committee, had contender) thai (he five had'"suffered sufficiently." He offered them employment and strict supervision in New York if freed. Judge Smith, in another formal statement, said there was no doubt of the crime. Judge Robert Hill, associate board member, concurred in tills opinion in his special statement. Mrs. Edwina Mitchell, the other associate member of the board, pointed to the "presumption of guilt," adding that "time may jet, furnish a solution." ' During the nine-year history of the case it was often contended that the Negroes were innocent. Two years after (lie original trials, one of the white girls repudiated her testimony and denied that she bad been attacked. Judge Smith arided further In his statement, that there was no possibility of rehabilitation for Ihe prisoners "until further .service under wise and humane discipline." "We are bound by good conscience to decline to release these Sausage Ordered Up R NEWS bellcr ciiuipped Allhougli nnnies lotlny nre immcnsurabl.v UL . llcl „,„„,,„-,, w;ul „„,„. ing and obscrvnlion planes than in World War days, the captive sausage balloon is still of great value in spotting enemy activity Irani the air. 'Hie French army uses many like (liu one above, which was photographed near Hie Western Front, men nl this lime,- Judge Smith added. Judge Hill said parole was "in no manner justified or desirable." ( He pointed out that "the defend- i ants' personalities were distorted '. by notoriety and therefore they are | not lit for rehabilitation at this j time." He nlso expressed Ihe opinion that further application for parole for them should not be considered for a minimum period of four years. Mrs. Mitchell commented on Ilieir being subjected to too much "acclaim and publicity" and added that, "the conduct of some of them during incarceration indicates di prnvity." The board's woman member e.\- plsmcil that, the new board is trying to improve Ihe morale of the state's penal Institutions through (lie grunting of paroles on merit nlone. and added "I see no reason to make an exception in these cases." The new hoard, created by the 1033 legislature as Hie first" foil- time penal board in Alabama history, began work last, Ocl. 1, after appointment of its three members by Gov. Frank M. Dixon. Tin Vlate Once Secret At one time tin plate was a secret product, so closely pnnrded | that in 1620 Hie Duke of Saxony •sent a spy into Bohemia to discover how it was made. poll K'cclions To Be Held In All Plants of General Motors Corpoi-Aliori DETROIT (Ul'i-Tlif rival CIO mid AKL (Heltons ol Uic Unllcd Ailtoiuobil-.' Workej.s union |,,ci> Un-lr IIKJ.SI c-onipri-lu'iisive und ! protiably most, ,:riid u | U-M In Iho ! Cirneiiil Moior.s l).-]|-fiiini, 1( ; ,.(,.<:- 1 lion In be lieHi /\|),j| 17 In nil ihv milumulive elcctloiui IK Id Ilnis I nr. [iiehutina c:hi-y,slcr, llriRBs, 1'iiekiird uiul several .siimll- i-r toinpunle.s, UK- UAW-C10 ims won, Tlin Cif-nernl Motors election will be Hie Ini'Kost ever iindoriakcn by Hie Niillonnl I.nUin Ueliilions tonrd. An estliimied 125.000 Cii-n- enit Motors workers, poxsil>lv |f,c,- COO. will be eligible to vote 'in ili« S9 plums in n slntes whluli (he elcelloii »-!ll <m-oji)))a.vs. (ircen, t,cwls to Spcj Iinportiince aitachcd to by the unions themselve in :iiiiioiuiccnii'iit.s- Unit Wlllliun Ureen, president of tlie Al-'l, rmd .lolm L. Lewis of the CIO me ( 0 luldKVB muss inc'rtlnyii in kcv cilica. Two AKlj emit unions— ihe 1'iU- ternmakers l.cngue of North Aniericn nncl the Iiitri-nutloiuil Assoelntlon of Machinists — also nre to vote in certain designated plnnU. llie i-orpoi-jitlon. first of the miijor nutomoblle . (Irms to sign n contract with the UAW, nsreed with tlk' unions before the election dale wns set to bnrijnln on a piunt basis, except on issues common 10 nil piiints in which cnc-h luctlou won n miijorUy. such issues would l» considered collectively. Tenliillve 1'riiKiain j-'onnc-d Spokesmen for (lie UAW-C1O, which already has formed n proposed 10-poinl program of contract changes, snid they considered this provision would permit btirgnlnlng for their entire yraiii) on such questions as wnges, grievance procedure and lln> slio|i stew- J. L. GUARD Optometrist Only GRiiluatc Optometrist In BlytiieviUe. Glasses Fitted Correctly aid .system. They said lliey would iisk for- a general wngc increase, Improved Mmiorily provisions. \wu- tions with p;<v. Joint sluily of any of i.,>,',lun. ami rmimil- llon Di iht> shop .steward M-ttip., Ultinuili'ly, nicy Mild, llicy would j for u live-day. :i7-hn!n- week' vvllli IKI reduction In pay. Kinplcnrs vvlll ,. ;)M ij,p|]- builds' din-inn um-kinu hours al plums In '.'A ritli-.s of Michigan. Ohio. Wisconsin, fjinv Vork, IiHlluiitt, Mis-! suiiri. (imrela. Maryland. Count'!:- j tli-us, California, ami Nr\v Jersey.! Hullo!,-,- ulll In. tabulated IM > April! 1U mid tin. 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""""'"• A "-><•»> "''I IKH.'roil mtrl f^Ung vrl'l>iir mi'a ci'iiiiKi-V llili "viTj^ilny! ,_.__-.,.., i ortlial » fHtr w M<tgwn at all iclrby stores. KCfPI IHI$ INZIHC GVIUNTE'E OH rclum u,ms,J pw ,| OI1 ,,, ori,ln,U«nu[nS,' an. i« Mil rtplac. 11 1'KF.K with my oihtr bciiul w« rceitdldt cf orlcr. NOW YOU CAN HAVE BUTANE GAS SERVICE Wllliuiil Inij-liifr .i I1UTANK OAX 1'i.ANT. Enjoy jili-asure for <.'i>ok- iiiK, [iiMtinc. Hot \ValIT anil Cus Itc-rrlccrull.iii. for full Informal'mii inilt user make Inquiry n( our oiiii'i'. WE1S BUTANE GAS COMPANY Wlic:illc)---Wrs( Memphis Illrllici-llle Rich Mellow Fr»gr»rtt Kentucky Straight Bourbon UNITED J.IQL'OR, Wlioles.lers l.illl« Rotk, Fort Smilh Hundreds of Items, reduced for immediate clearance. Not cheap merchandise bought to sell at a low price but quality furniture. $79.95 Bedroom Suite Massive solid willow beach lone suite. Bed. cliKt and vanity. (tCQ 00 Only one at tliis price iJ)«J"«OO L| SG&/ ^ 79 - 9 5 Bedroom Set Five-ply American walnut modern bedroom set. .hist reduced to clear at ^PQ 00 this give-away price Jjy.OO $59.95 Bedroom Set Modern Borax. Modern waterfall design in walnut wllh oak drawers. A sensational buy / $5.95 Lamp & Table Set Here is a bargain you have been Wiillini; /or. Only six at C/1 CC Ihis price '. tJl^.OO / $69.95 Oak Dinette Set Six piece genuine Appalachian Oak dinette set Dial will last for years. $CQ Qfi Yours for nnly <))Oy.OO / S79.95 Dining Room Set 8 piece modern waterfall design. Five ply walnut veneer, A sensa- <t£G CC tlonal bargain IjUy.OO $39.50 Kitchen Cabinet Beautifully designed wllh am- <>OQ QC pie slorage .-.pace. While «pt.>7«"J j $79.95 Bedroom Set $($£/ $24.95 Glider Alodcrii Borax 3 piece Post bed outfit with live foot vanity <tCQ CC mirror Ip JJ .OO Modern six cushion with leatherette covering. Also, melnl arms H'Hh 30 coll seat .$19.95 549.95 Living Room Set $&& / $79.95 Oil Range 2 piece mahogany color, rayon-velvet suite. You would exirect to pay double this amount. A give-away at $92.95 Living Room Set Large 2 piece suite in blue mohair with new style arms, <t7G 3 P. Only one, so hurry! tJ««7»OO Pressure kerosene .stove. Actually hotter than gas. An outstanding bargain at ' $42.50 9x12 Axm. Rug Buy now at this reduced price. Only a few of these fine spun, all wool rugs to be sold at this price.,. FOB FMflY & SATURDAY 5101 Customers Shopped in There Mast Be a Reason. Butter. C Club, Roll or Slick II,. 32 Process Butter || } . 29c Huiiilxo 1 II,. 10c; 4 Hi. ctn. 40c Kara,No. H Blue lOJc; Red Can Hie Primes. 5 Iks 19c; 25 lb. box 89c Pd Caption Milk, 3 Ige or 6 sin 20c Milk. C. Club 3 Ige. orfism 19c C'lerries, Red Pitied ... ..can lOc Plums, No. ZJ Can . .. 2 for 25c Kraut, Avondnle, No. 2i Can lOc Worainy, C. Club. No. Z-i Can .. 7ic Pnas, Valentine. Pctil Pois .. 2 for 27c Tomato Juice, C. Club 3 for 25c Snp/ar xxxx or Brown lb. box 2 for 15c Tomatoes, Standard No. 2 can 6k Our Stores Last Week, Items Reduced in Price. •MMWaHNnMMMB Tomato Sauce Scott County .... can 5c SnspWtli-Macaroni 2pkgs. 5c Gold MftrJa! Hour 6 Ibs. 36c Flour, Avonclalc, 6 Ibs. 23c; 12 Ibs 39c Food, Champ, can 4 C i? Food Ideal or Pard 3 car.s 25c SnapP.frr,,.OK.C.WhHe7brs2Sc •Scnrc!»liirl>t Matches 6 boxes 17c Finest Matches 6 boxes 14c C'i'ton Toilet Tissue 3 rolls lOc Scott Toilel Tissue 3 rolls 22c Crisco, 3 lb. can 48c; 1 lb. can 18c Snowdrift, 3 lb. can 47c; 1 !b. en 17c Krogo Shortening 3 lb. can 43c Tnmnto Paste, S. Valley 2 cans 5c Pride of III. Corn No. 2 Can :! for 25c Wesson Oil Pi. 21c; Qt 38c Soda Crackers, Wesco .. 2 lb. box 14c Marshmrdlows, Cello, 14 oz. pkg. lOc Canova Coffee 1 lb. can 24 Jc Maxwell House 1 lb. can 24|c Luzianne Coffee 1 lb. can 22Ac Spotlight Coffee, 1 lb. ISc; 3 Ibs. 43c French Coffee 1 lb. 20c C. Club Coffee 1 lb. can 23c Wesco Tea i lb box 25c Grape Juice, C. Club Pt. 15c; Qt. 27c Grapefruit Juice, C. Club 2 cans I5c Salad Dressing, Embassy Qt. 25c Peanut Butter, do. Valley Qt. 22c Spinach, Standard, No. 2 Can 7£c Sugar TnT47c Misco Peas, No. 2 Can 5 C Potato Sticks, 0. & C 2 cans 15c Campbell's Tomato Soup 2 for 15c Calumet Baking Powder 1 lb. can 19c Ovalline Lgc. 59c; small.. 33c Log Cabin Syrup Ige. 33c; small 17c A. & H. Soda 12 oz. pkg 2 for 7c JeDo or Royal 3-pkgs 14c Twinkle, 1 pkg. free with 3 pkgs 14c Knox Gelatine ... D W 17c Pafmolive or Camay 3 bars 17c Ivory Soap 3 Ige. 25c; Medium ...... 5c Rinso, Oxydol Ige. 19c; sm. 3 for 23c Clorox, Qt. 19c; pint lOc Kroger's Candy Bars, fresh '.,. 2 for 5c 8 B*tf%*fc4*ft^'' (H ' < I'^'esh » ^ m j |flli8B|i'' KL '- ! ' l>avcs 1 *^^ • I^CISU - : f<»- JL^Iv Texas Seedless Large Size RADISHES I'Yesli 2 Utlis. HWKKT 1'0'I'ATOKS, I'orln I{i«,ns t«c Nn. 1 fii'iitle, :i l,l)s Cherry Red Mi. ASPARAGUS I'Ycsli Ui-li. 10 CAULIFLOWER Head 15' ONIONS ,'£ 10 Pin. Crisp Hleached, Slalk 5c Slianklcss Tendered li lo 8 !,!>. \\K., lb. 12!c R'DLESS BACON lut £- 22 PURE LARD 7i e DRESSED HENS „, 20 LEG 0' LAMB lb. 20 WIENERS Skinless 19 BUFFALO FISH Fresh lb. HECK BONES Fresh Mealy, lb. SLICED BACON Keg. Lb. 16° SALT MEAT Hcst PORK ROAST Picnic Style, lb. LAMS CHOPS 25 C 1° FOBS SflUSACE ,, 10 POT ROAST K. C. lb. HOOP CHEESE Mountain Kist Colo. Cream, lb. 15c

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