The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 18, 1949 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 18, 1949
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PAGE TTfO (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Robinson Refutes Robeson r s Claim Negro Ball Player Testifies at House 1 Probers' Hearing By Doucls* K. CorncJI WASHINGTON. July 18 'An —i Jackie Robinson said today ihat if! singer Paul Robeson "wants In', sound silly" In public, "Dial's Ills' business." [ The Brooklyn Dodger's slender! second baseman, lirst Negro to; break Into the major leagues, told | the House Un-American Activities j Committee that Nefiro Americans j would fight for (his country "against Russia or any other enemy," I -He was the last witness called! by the committee to refute a recent staement by Robeson, once a famous athlete himself, [hat Negroes in the United States would not light in a war agains Russia. The committee's -small hearing room was packed when Uobinson and his wife arrived, and a loud "amen" came from .somewhere in the crowd when he finished read- Ing a long prepared statement. . The baseball star said he never i has had lime to become an ex;>ert ' on anything "except base stealing I or something like that," but that he appeared out of a sense of responsibility. He said there has been '•a terrific lot of misunderstanding" about Communist influence among j Negjoes '"and it's bound to hurt my: people's unless it's cleared ; up." j Resents Slurs i Robinson said any Negro "wo; tU ' his salt" is going to resent "any kind of slurs and discrimination", because of his race. i Obituaries South Misseo Farmer Dies; Kitet Conducted Services for Edd I.everltt, SI, Os- cec-la farmer, were conducted at his home ne«r O.'ctoli today by the Rev. L. T. Lawrence, pastor or the First Presbyterian Church there. Burial followed In (lie Sandy Ridge Cemetery, under (he direction of i|w Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis. Mr. r.everitl died at his home yesterday afternoon. He was born in Tipton County, Tennessee, and had only been in "sccola about three years. A sister. Mrs. Mattie Doyle of Osceola. and a brother, Jack L. Leverltt of Reverie, Tenn,, survive him. • • • Charles Walter Justice Buried in Senath, Mo. Last rites for Charles Walter Justice, M. of Leachville were conducted today at the Boynton Church of Christ by Hit Rev. Mr. Station. Mr. Justice, who operated a .service station at the state line north of Leachville. died Rt Rodman's Clinic in Leachville. Saturdnv afternoon, after a week's illness. He was born in Kentucky. Following the religious rites his body wa.s taken lo Senath. Mo., for burial In the Lulu Cemetery. Mr. Justice Ls .survived by his wife. Mrs. Victoria Justice; two sons. Charles nnd Walter Justice, boih of Manila, and a daughter Mrs. Ella Hanghn, who lives near Leachrilte. MONDAY, JUT,Y 18, l»4f Continued from p«t« 1. —Tlw Sister Kenny foundation Clinic will be reopened for Infantile paralysis sufferers, city officials mnounced over the weekend . Mayor, H. a, Blanchard said the temporary clinic will be directed by Dr. Norman S. Rose, assistant state health director. The state will send a polio team of at least four physicians and several nurses. He slid arrangements had been made for the return of equipment used at the clinic before it was closed by the Kemis' Foundation last March. The equipment was taken to a Chicago hospital. Twenty cases hare been repotted so far this year In this area. They were taken to hospitals in St. Ixiuli and East St. Louis. I'HKSIDKNT SIONS HOUSING BILL—Prcslden puts his signature on the Housing bill—first Item of his "fair deal" program—during Willie House ceremony in Washington. Watching are (left to right; Scmuor Burnel B. Maybnnk (D-SC), Sen, Ralph Flanders (R-Vti, Sen. John J. Sjwrkman. iD-Alat. Federal Housing Administrator Raymond Koley, and Rep. Brent Spence ir>-Kyl. (AP Wircphoto) or may not be trying to do." lie] declared. "And white people must' realize that the more a Negro hates communism because It oppose:, democracy, the more he ts going to hate any other influence Lhat kills off democracy in thts country. "Negroes were stirred up long be- i fore there was a Communist Party.! and they'll stay stirred up long after i the party has disappeared—unless Jim Crow has disappeared b\ ther ss well." Robinson said he had no com- [ ment to make on Robescm's state- { merit that Negro Americans would j not fight Russia, except that "it; sounds very silly to me." And. he I added, if Robeson "wants to sound silly" In public statements "that's i Jils business and not mine." 1 In case of war. Rohinso'i sairt. i Negroes would "do their loj help their country win the war" the same as "Italians and Irish and Jews and Swedes and Slavs and other Americans." John Wesley Pickard Dies; Kites Conducted Funeral services for John Wesley Plckard. infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Plckard. were conducted ves- tcrdav at the. parents home on Chickasawba. by (he Rev. Roy I. Bagley. pastor of Hie First Methodist Chinch in Blythevltle. The child died early Sunday morning, after llvlnn seven days after blrlh In Walls Hospital In an oxygen tent. The baby had been removed to the home a few days ago. The parents and a brother, Willis Allen Plckard. jr., survive. The Cobb Funeral Home directed burial In Maple Grove Cemetery. r force Instructor, 2 Cadets Die in Crash ENID. Okla.. July ig—Oiy-An Air Force instructor and two cadets were killed today as their B-'25 exploded In mid-air and crashed on the southwest limits of Enid. The plane, from the Vance Air Force Base at Enid, was demolished I a; >t caught fire after the explosion, f Names of the victims were with- | held pending the notification of next, of kin, Mrs. Park Lamerton. who was In her home at the time of the ex- \ plosion, said it appeared the plane i exploded Just above her hptise. i However, it crashed into a wheat ' field about three blocks away. \ She said the gas fumes were so I strong in the house she was almost j overcome. ' Blytheyille Police Nab Prairie,County Suspect Chief of Police John Foster said this morning that Roosevelt Craw- authorities on a grand larceny charge, wa.s arrested here Saturday and returned to DeValls Bluff yesterday. Crawford was arrested here after officers received a tip that he was visiting here and was wanted in Prairie County. Chief Poster said. He is charged with the thelt of n shotgun. World's Oddest Slinr ! A Jliu block ol wood, ivlth > fcarRe knob uhich slips between] ttir first ant! sernrul toes, Is the i oddest shoe hi Ihp world. It is i coinmnnJy •• jrn in India. People's Correspondent Fail Demands of Press BERLIN— tfPt—'nie "people's democracy" in the Soviet Zone of Germany Is creating a new type of Journalist--the "people's correspondent." He Is usually a worker who reports from his work or his factory to communls-controlled dailies. Their stories are featured in large communist papers In East Berlin. Several columns are reserved for them. Not a 11 Russian-licensed newspapers like the new type of journalist. Said "Neue Zeit." a Christian- Democratic Organ: "'me people's cnrrcsriondcnU w |ll hardly be In a position to satisfy the qualitative demands of the press." Elitt "Neue Zeit" was slapped back by "Neues Deulschland," the official Socialist Unity l Communist l Party daily which criticized "the professional correspondents of those newspapers which do not know this direct contact with the essence of mir social being." POLIO Till ft Dulhi in St. Louli ST. LOUIS, July II. (API—Nine new cases of polio were reported In St. Louis and St. Louis County today, railing the season's total to M, Three of the cases have been fatal. Last year at this time there had been only three cases of polio re- coided in the city and county. In the peak year of 194«, 42 cases had been recorded up to July ia, Tri-States Association For Cripples Fleets MEMPHIS, July IS-WJ—R. L McBride, Jr.. of Lewisberg, Tenn,, wa s re-elected president of the Tri- Slatcs Association for Cripples. Inc., at its annual meeting here yesterday. The association is the money- raising body for the Memphis Hospital for Crippled Adults. Bert Pouncey. Jr.. o f Hughes Ark., and Cole McKinney of Harrison, Ark., were among the vice- presidents re-elected. Nine new advisors were named to the association. They included Charles Cross of f-ayetteville. Ark., and Walter Hickman of Litttle Rock. Raymond Skinner of Memphis, president, of the hospital's board of directors, said the hospital treated 213 arthritic patients In the year ending July 1, as compared with 127 for the preceding year. HEAD TEXAN-Lt.-Gov. Allan Shivers, above, succeeds Gov. Beauford II. Jester as the governor of Texas. Jester, who was in his second (enn, died suddenly of a heart attack as he slept in a Pullman berth on a trip to Houston. .... Libia is the ancient Greek name """ Afr]ea ' Grcefcj Ban Reporters From Half of Country ATHENS. July 18--W!—The Greek general staff today banned American and other foreign correspondents here from territory comprising half the total land area commander, bars correspondents from an area of about '25,000 square miles, including the 500-mile lone frontier. He said the older was issued because reporters had violated censorship regulations. American rejx>rters here told the I US. Embassy and the U.S. military mission the order apparently violat- | ed the American aid agreement Minder which correspondents are ; supposed to have freedom to report how aid funds and material., are used. tear! Courier New* Want AO.. PACKING HOUSE SALESMAN WANTED! IMtisI have car. Siilnry and incentive plan. Advise when available fnr an interview. iMust live in either Rlytheville or .lone REPLY BOX NO. R.S.T. IN CARE OF THIS PAPER Heaa Courlei News Want Ada Merchant Dies MEMPHIS, July 18— IJPi— Jacob <»'!« Cohen, S3, retired Little Rock ruerchanl, died »t B'tyl B'rith Home (or Aged here yesterday. 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