The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 30, 1952 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 30, 1952
Page 12
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TWELVE State GOP Rebels Beaten in Fight With Old Guard Bat He for Control En<h IN Victory For Otdtfmers LITTLE ROCK — A band of insurgent Republicans, fighUug to wrest control of (ho slalo parly from Iho Old Guard, collider! head (xi with an organization \vell-oiled by longevity yesterday nnd ni;am we/it down to overwhelming defeat, H wnfi the second loss of the yenr by the parly rebels, comprised mostly of Uio pre-RepubUcan convention supporters of President- elect Elsenhower. Last April, In tiie Malo convention, they lost nn effort to remove Natloiml Commit- taeman Wallace Townsend nnd National Commltlecwoman Mrs. A. C. Remind, two members of tha Big Three In Arkansas Republican circlet. Yesterday, Verne Tindnll nnd his "outs" centered their fire on State Chairman Osro Colil), and lost their bid to unseat the chairman, 57 to 3S,,tietore the Republican State. Committue. Tindnll, the Stuttgart rice planter who managed Eisenhower's Ar- knnsns campaign, look the lead in circulating the petition that called the Committee locctlier to consider the ouster of Cobb. Tlia fight yesterday again involved, for the most party, supporters of Eisenhower nhd those who sought Uie presidential nomination ot Sen. Robert A. Tuft. Ho\vever, some Tnft men supported Tindall, the Insurgent candidate to replace Cobb, nnd some Elsen- hower supporters stood with the chairman. , After the vole, nil sides Joined fn pledging to "work together for the good ot [he pnrty," just as they did following the convention battle. Cot* Criticized ' Cobb, who was stale chairman when he ran for governor of Arkansas In 193G, was sharply criticized along with other "regulars" before the vote by Committceman O. J. MclnUirff of Marshall. Melnlnrff charged that the rec- \ilar organization had "contributed to Iho defeat" of GOP Gubernatorial Nominee .Jeff fepcck by Democrat Francis Cherry oast November; a position that Speck himself took the dny titter the election. Speck, R cotton planter from Frenchman's Bayou, said the stale party flldn'l contribute' enough money to his campaign fund to allow him to present his cnncit- dacy effectively. The cnnriidnle announced -thai-he would resign from the State Committee in protest, but yesterday withdrew the resignation. Speck said ho had been urged to recon- ildcr by persons in Washington New York and Arkansas. He diiln'l name the persons. . Townsend took the floor to cm- phaslzo that former . Republlcnr Congressman Gerald W. Landls of Indiana, who was In Little Rock had no authority to spenk for tht Eisenhower organization. Lnndls said when he arrived Sunday thai he was here to heir Tindall get the stale chnirman- , ship. He said "the Elsenhower organization" was interested' . it seeing Tindnll us hcntl 'of Ihe Arkansas party 1 . But Townsend tole! the Committee that he hud talked by tele phone with Arthur Sununorflelil, chairman of the Republican Nn tiotial Committee, and was tolt that Landls did not nppear In ai official capacity. Mclntiirff accused the ''Old Guard" of being interested only n patronage, and sold that Cooper iudspeth of Ft. Smith Imd told ilm "wo couldn't raise money in at section without promising pa- ronage." "A Bad Dream" Hudspeth flatly denied Hie charge. "That's Just a bad dream ou had," he told Mclnturff. Cobb turned the chair over to A. L. IJarber ot Llttlo Rock, general counsel of tha party, before he vote, Both of tho vice chalr- nen of the Committee — W. J. FameKon Jr. of Magnolia and Mrs. Frank McGHItcnddy of Malvern • — signed (be petition seeking Cobb's removal. Charles R. Black moved that Cobb be removed, and Charles P. CoJe of Bale.svllle promptly moved bat FUack's motion be tabled. The vote came on Cole's motion .0 table. Harbor explained that a ,'ole to table Black's motion was i vote for Cobb; a vote against it meant a vote against The Old Guard, led by Townsend and Mrs. Rcmmel, succeeded in molding Arkansas In line for Sen. Toft at the convention. Cobb didn't oin In tho Tnft movement, aup- jarttng Gen. Douglas MncArthur nstead. In another ncllon yesterday, the Committee elected Claude M. Wiliams of Rogers to succeed the ate W. T. Mills of Marshall as i committee member. Williams got 54 votes to 31 for Mrs. John Harrison and eight for M. J. Mills of Marshall, son of the deceased member. Mrs. Harrison, vice chairman of ho Democratic group which supported Elsenhower in the cam- inlgn, nnd a member of the democratic Stnto Committee, was elected nn honorary member. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWt Bond-Jumping Alabama Negro Said 'Shanghaied' from Detroit Streets COLUMBUS, O., Ift—The strange story of the slmnghrilln; of an Ala- bams Negro nt pistol point from Detroit and lodging In t.n Ohio Jail wa» diiclosed last ntght as Michigan state police attempted to prevent the man's return to the South. TUESDAY, DEC. 30, Michigan Oov. O. Mcimen Wit- Hams telegraphed Ohio Oov. Frank J. Lausche Imploring his aid. But the telegram'reached Lausche after Gerdts Hill, 21, an auto plant worker, was released from the Toledo Jail In the custody • of the man who transported him there. said * man wtw laentlfled hlms«H as Birmingham Deputy ^H. Batson had placed Hill In the Jail. Balson had explained they were "In transit." He produced an Alabama warrant charging Hill with bond Jumping. Hill told the police he was ac- Shorter College Department Head Will Speak Here Dr. C. ?A. May, proEcssor of Ihc- oitif-y ni Shorter College in North Little Rock, will bn principal speaker at an observance of the OOlh nn- livcvsary of the Emancipation Proclamation to bo held hi Unrrlfion High School gyinim.slmiY at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The in'ognnn will^be sponsored by ,hc Wndford-White American Le;ion Post, which also ivlll launch tl« Mnrch of Dimes polio campaign ong Negroes of the county at this event. Rev. Thomns J. I3io\vn, pastor or j Rethel AMB Church will Introiluce Ihe speaker niitl Leo D. Jeff err. principal of Harrison High School will be intisler of ceremonies, . Carrie B. 'White, uf tho HnrrUioii faculty, will rend Ihe Emnncipfttlon Proclamation. Dnrclion, Walker commnndci 1 of > the Negro Legion post, will make the address of welcome. The Harrison High School chorus and the Inlenlennmlnutioiml clty- wlcifi choir will sing. The program will l]<i opun to the public. Toledo Police Chief Ray E. Allen costed on a Detroit street at pistol land Jumper. point, handcuffed and Bhangh*!*d across the state line. At Birmingham Chief Deputy Wilton E. Hogan said Batson was not a deputy sheriff, A Birmingham bonding company said on« ot its employes, H. Brady Batson Jr., had gone (o Detroit to pick up a The Negro „reportedly had jumped a $300 bond after h* waa arrested for drJvJnsr' without * JJ. cense. Michigan had not authorized Hill's extradition and sought his return to the state, Ohio highway patrol said the men had ample time to get out of the state. British Cabinet Hears ChurchiH LONDON m — The British Cnb- inct meets In special session tortny to hem- Prime Minister Churchill outline the \voi-Ul problems ho plnns to discuss with President-elect. E\- senhowiM'. Informed sources wild lie wonltl urge ilint llin'u. S. Inlk over with Britain nuy n(y.v Fur Fjislcrn moves. Reds Grab Industry HONG KONG H'j—The Cllincso Communist government now owns 7« per cent of nil Industries in I Miuichiirm nntl plnns to up that conlro! to 81.5 per cenl. report* Chen Yung, heiiri if the Red it-1 unnciM and economic niinistry. He ! admitted this percentage wns high-' er tlmn in China proper. FOR ROAD ECONOMY ~ CQAfCRETE Concrete is the economical pavement for two-lane federal, state and county roads as well as for heavy-duty highways. Rigid concrete pavement is moderate in first cost yet can be designed accurately for any legal axle load—and it will keep its load- carrying capacity throughout its lung service life. Concrete costs less to maintain than other pavements as proved by average cost figures from official records of 28 State Highway Departments that report maintenance figures by type of surface. Concrete highways also last longer than other pavements as proved by studies published by the Highway Research Board. 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