The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 3, 1946 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 3, 1946
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MONDAY, JUNE 3, 1946, BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) CQURIER NEWS Francis Loses Battle For Life State Pardon Board Refuses To Commute Death Sentence. BY UK VAN I'HTMAN •>I/nl(e<l I'ress Staff Correspondent BATON UOUGK, la., June 3. (U.K) — A spokesman iu the Sovemor'.s office said UMluy ihat a new reprieve for Willie Francis "probably" will be issued tochiy or tomorrow. lie said the stay of execution was forthcoming because the State Supreme Court lias approved an appeal to tlie u. S. Supreme Court of Willie's case. the reprieve would allow a chance for federal court review. NEW ORLEANS. June 3. <UP> — The fliiine of lio|>e In Willie Francis' struggle for life was sunffecl out today by the state Pardon Board, which refused to commute to life imprisonment his second date with Louisiana's portable electric chair. Thus, Willie's last iwenue of cs- cuiw was shut off. He must return June ' to tlie death seat which failed lo function a month ago today when he originally was scheduled to |>ny the penalty for murder. The pnrdon board, composed of Lt. Gov. Einilc Verret, Ally. Gen. Fred Leblanc and trial judge James D. Simon, denied the application nf Willie's attorney. Bertranrt De- klanc, for commutation of sentence. Throughout streamed witnesses before the pardon board hearing in civil district court here In an effort to save Willie's life. But D eblanc apparently failed to move the,who I wen: empowered to cancel the 17- I year old Negro's trip to the clcc- I trie chair a week Iiom tomorrow B. at St. Martinvillc, La. I i Tlie youthful convicted killer's re- mL prieve, granted by Verret less than IB ,24 hours before Will was to be I electrocuted again May 9, expires June 1. Today's ruling was tlie latest, and probsfbly the last, bout in DeBlanc's gallant fight. Previously, he had sought to have the state supreme court release Willie on the grounds that a.second electrocution would involve cruel and inhuman .punishment .and double jco- pardv of life. Tliis was overridon by the supreme court, as it was today by the pardon-board. In each case, the 35- year old'attorney' claimed that furlhor attempts to .put him to death would violate the constitution. - DcBlanc, WHO tooK Willie's case at the request of Willie's father, even emoted the Bible—drawing Mails Tied Up In Fort Worth Youv Aunt Ceclllii isiVl i! ol »« '» Bet that lace night lown you mailed yesterday, not for a few days, OJi) 1 A-ny.Mtiil workers at Die Texas and Pacific depot in Fort Worth, Texas, view the long line of hand trucks loaded with packages which are standing on Hie ramps waiting for transportation to take tlJmi out. (NBA TolenlKto.) Unions Seek World-Wide Labor Fight Against U. S. Shipping ' BY CHARLES? II. HERROLO ! United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, June 3. (UP) — Seven maritime unions today appealed for a world-wide labor fight against American shipping 'during their strike scheduled fur June IS. This apparently was their reply to President Truman's threat to use the navy and coast guard to operate last Friday, pel;,anC |VC ,.,. c |.. jf thc uniO n.s strike. • The appeal for world-wide sup)ort of 'he threatened walkout was sent to the world federation ol rade unions. It consists" qf 20 national trade union organizations, including the CIO. Its executive committee meets in MOSCOW June 16. . Acting on behalf of seven II. 3. Maritime unions, president . Harry Bridges of tile longshoremen and warehousemen's Union <CIO}, and president Joseph Curran of the National Maritime Union (GIO) the WETU executive com-1 mittec to consider their request for help from foreign workers. "Unions in other countries and affiliates of WFTU nre bound to be directly involved If the strike takes place," Bridges and curran cabled to WPT'U secretary-general Louis Saillant in Paris! "In event negotiations fail,, we ask maximum support in the strike by refusal to work ships manned by tlie government and declared scab ships, with the exception troop and relief ships as we determine them." "Bridges and curran protested to Saillant that Mr. Truman "publicly threatened to use the armed forces to smash the maritime strike." Resume Hearings At Columbia In Race Riot Case comparisons between his client and Daniel, of- thc lion's den. H e cited Ihe celebrated case of Will Purvis, of Mississippi, who slipped through the noose mul lalcr received a full pardon. Another case in which the sheriff lor- Rot to hang his prisoner on the scheduled date was Drought up. This was the case ol Louisiana's Lonnie Egnn ,who received n life ei'm. U was all in vain. The saga of Willie Francis, who WHS convinced that divine intervention, and not faulty electrodes, saved his life once, soon will come to an end. Attorneys for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored people joined in the nation-wide campaign to prevent the second execution, ami their efforts often duplicated those of DeBIanc. Capt. Ephie Foster, the man who pulled the switch, • told Hie pardon board hearing that lie was convinced that Willie did not get any of tlie 25,000 volts Of electricity which was supposed to course through his hody. O[ course, the hearing recalled that Willie's description was: "It tickled." , They said therefore "possibilities Labor Commission Gets Ruling on Plumbers '- LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. June 3. (UP) —The state Plumbing Commission ' does not liave authority to examine plumbers .and issue them licenses nnd such duties arc vested only In" city governments, Attorney Generul Guy Williams said today. Williams was answering a question asked by Labor Commissioner M. E. Goss. Also the state commission is not permitted to levy an examination fee, although an inspection fee is authorized, the opinion said. In another opinion the attorney general-.tolcl tlie Motor Supply Company of 1 Fort Smith that they can build a'structure without the services architect if the building is not for public gatherings or does not cost more than $10.000. Thc firm had indicated lo Wil- liimis that it intended to buiM North Little Rock. for successful negotiation^ seriously eopardized, and employers given. 3vcry encouragement to avoid set- lenient." The two union leaders asked for in immediate WFTU reply on the 'most' effective support" it cun render. At the same time, th e unions modified their demands on hours as the government pressed for an agreement, between Curron's NMU and Atlantic and Gulf port employers. Federal mediators sought a pact as a, pattern' for settlement of thc disputes involving the other unions. The NMU and Atlantic and Gulf port employers planned another negotiating session at II a.m., EST, toduy. - I While details of the union's modified counterproposals "werfc not available immediately, official^ said it is too early to predict whether they would speed settlement of the wage-hour dispute. The War Shipping Administration, which owns and operates 80 per cent of the nation's vessels, went ahead with preparations for keeping the ships moving if thc walkout mnteriiilizes. Pacific coast employers have nsfc- ,ed—nnd were confident of obtain- 1 ing—clearance from Secretary of Labor Lewis B. Schwellentach to withdraw from the conferences and •eturn to San Francisco to carry on wage negotiations with the iailors' Union oj the Pacific (AFL1. Frank B. Foisie, president of the Waterfront Employers Association. I of the Pacific coast, said he had notified Schwellenbach of the west I coast groups' intentions to return home because they "no longer see any use in staying." They emphasized, however, that tliey wer c not breaking off nego- tiations—that they could be •jock, to Washington at nny time. Tlie west const employers nre understood to lecl that they would Hive to follow the NMU pattern. They supported east and gulf port employers' rejection of the unions' original demand's for wage Increases of 22 to 35 cents «n hour, a 40- liour week and 8-hour clay, overtime pay of 51.25 to $1.75 an hour and retroactively ^o 'Oct. 1. East const employers said the demands if granted would force the American flag off cqtiimercial ship lanes of the world. Polsle said that his association had accepted a government fact finding board's recommendations for settlement of their dispute with Bridges' union but that the union "has evaded" acceptance. He said the recommendations "set a new. all-time high and are far In excess of the national pattern." The only reason for Uie meetings lere is to raise these recommendations higher, he said. ""The employers are not giving it.", he said. , ' The fact finding board in the Pacific Const, dispute recommended a wage Increase of 22 cents an hour retroactive to Oct. 1. Foisie said the employers would accept it and pay the retroactivily. on private contracts but have asked the government to reimburse the companies for retroactive wages on government contracts. Bridges has NOT stated his position on the board's recommendations. One possibility for averting the walkout is to compromise on the each COLUMBIA, Tcnti., June 3. (UP) —Hearings wqre to bo resumed today on iv motion to quash Indictments against 23 negroes involved in race riots here In February resulting In llw death of two persons and Injuries to 12 others. Judge Joe M. Ingrain will hear the flniil of 85 witnesses summoned by the defense lost week in on effort to show that the negroes would not receive u fair trial In Maury county court because members of their race were not called for jury duty. Ingram will decide whether the indicted negroes will face Immediate trial as u result of the riots. A federal grund jury in Nashville investigating the clash between whites nnd negroes may demand the appearance of author Carl Van Doreii when it resumes its session. 1 ; today. Federal Judge Elmer Divvies said that it was "for the jury to decide" whether Van Doren w.lll be called. He signed a letter from a "committee of 100" seeking defense lunds for the negroes. 'Judge Davles has received a request from. Van Doren asking that he be excused because of 111 health. His letter bore a New York physician's certificate bearing out his statement. Airlines Seek I). S. Entrance 13 Latin American Companies Ask For Landing Privileges. By CHARLES COB DDK* I'nltrU rmx SUIT Cormpwidmt WASHINGTON. June 3. lUPI— KiK'klni; entrance to United SUU(> Uulcwuy cltk's toduy are 13 IjJtU, American airlines which promlqt 1). S. oarrlcrs keen rivalry in 111* battle for hemisphere nlr markets. They huve applied for loni^lj., rli-hts In such cities us New York Mlmnl, New Orleans, San Antonio Tex.. Fort Worth-Dull**, Tex., Tue son, Ail/., and l.os Angeles. Meanwhile, the Civil Aeroiisu- llcs Board, with President TrmnitVt) approval, lust week, gave seven U. S. airlines I.ntii) Aniei'lcan routes foi; UK flrst, time ind exim\xitnl Ihe syn- lunis of PUD Anwrlean Alrwuy.i unt) 1'iMi Anicilcun-Clrave Airways. Di'K|)iU> the awards, only Pan American nnd Pnnni;rii have lajid- IDK rlulils In Latin Amerlcn toduy. Ht'fore the I,athi Kovernmeiits allow, the newcomers to set up their rout*s, it seemed reasoiiublv to nsstune Hiat they will demand reciprocity. A State l»K(rtment source acknowledged that eventually l>io United States may have to iiego-< tiale 20 bllateml ngreements In la~ tin America to replace Ihe prewar system muter which Pan AmerlcRi) nml Ptumgrn, oporutlng duwn u ono- wuy street, neijotlatcd their own rights. For oxnuiDlo, BrauHI Aliwivys vins granted a route to Duenos Aires.- The likely result, Informed sources said, will be a deuiniul from Avgeu- tlnii an tigreement K lv lhK lundhiK rights here to lief national airline, Fama. . ' lu addition to couipcllllon between u. S. nnd I^tln ulrllnes, '» stlft* (l(!ht for hemisphere nlr markets will be waged by British South American Airways, Air France, tlio >utch line KLM, possibly Trims Mimda and others. Two Cuban lint*, Kxpr»»o Aeteo nloramerlcaho and Corhpmil* Ou- b*nu D* Avlitolon, aitd KLM already operate Into Miami. 'lti« following applications are under constdfratloii by CAB: 1. T»c« of Coloi«b.l»~to tty, between UodOta mill Miami »nd New York. 2. AMWl*3 N^cjonules de CJtjlqm- bl»—to fly MtWeen BraiKiulUn and goU, »nd Mlnrnt and New York. 3. T»ca of El Salvador—to Miami *nd New Orleans. 4. T»ca of 'Venoauel*—to New York. 6. Line* Acropostttl Veneralana— to Montreal via Havana, Mhiinl and New York. 6. Asroylns Vunozolunn.t—to San Juan Mill Miami, 7. Aerovlas Z.ailno Americankums -^-El Salvador to New Orleans, t. Panait Do.Brttsil tPan American a(nllate)—Beleni to Miami, 8. . Awo-Transportes—Pledras tiaras, Mexico, to Sun Antonio. 10. LliKOH Aereas Mexlruno Camuiea, Mexico, to. Lew Aimi'lus. ll.AerovlaH Brauifl— Mexico city to Los Angeles, Miami mul the Canal Zoiw. 12. Conipanli^ AHronave.s du Mexico— Nognles to Tucson: • \y. Co'mpunla Mextcana ck> Avln «(on—Mexico .City to Uiredo, 8ai Arjtnillo »nd PaUas-Port.Worth, Tex Other ttppllcutlon.i will be cumin along, HjfOrmed sources' predicted wuys anil tricky greens. 'ITie nr»t elo*ed tournament since 1941 wun expected to draw the top amateurs of tin: state. Practice rounds »re • booked for Wednesday and Ttiur'iday, und ^nal- iryhm roiuidu will be on tap-Friday. Mutch play .Is sclicduled for Saturday and Sunday, with two rounds dally over the classy 18-lwle route Entrlei! are expected Irohi' rhore than' a dozen Arkansas cities and Army c%mps. H costs »2,500,OW,PW annually to operate live schools In trie Unit, .stales, according to. MUriiaUu Read' Courier Nuwt .Want M*. "Bubba" Smart Favorite To Win 5to(« Golf Title 'UTTLB HOCK, Ark., Juno till')— Rlchiud "Bubba" Smint, th Pine sharpshooter, was tl pic-tournament favorite today t win the Arkansas Oolf Assoulutlon animal three-day closed meet ope Inn Friday over the Little Hoc Country Club's picturesque Inl TEIMIIIX • '« /-'I/ ,'•( ' , •*'- TMMfTC QOMT1QL to tif fc. h«r BRUCE HOT'S BODY SHOP Body unil FenOer BpcrUlh* Wnclu ntMH. IVtcrn. Free E»ti««»t«, Wirk. •\\'i St, Day or Nigfii WALLPAPER Stalin Declines Invitation To Visit White House WASHINGTON, June 3. (UP) — President Truman, diselosed yesterday Unit within the last 30 days he had Invited Marshal Josef Sinlln 'our.baslr. demands made by — miori and to refer particular do- to visit Washington, hut thnt Stalin mnncls or the different unions lo I dcclhicd_ uecnuse ot iwor Uealth. fact finding board for recommendations. The government mediators have discussed the desirability of finding wllh the parties. fact Young Democrats to Open Recreation Unit LITTLE ROCK. June 3. (UP>— The veterans' recreational lodge in the lake area of Kot Springs moved a step nearer reality today whim Col. Hendrix Lackey, director or the Resources and Development Commission, conferred with Eighth Service Command officials. Thc Army group plans to give up the former state park, 15 miles from Hot Springs, which it has operated since the establishment of re'ftistribution station at the Sp»The new lodge will be under control of the Arkansas Veterans' Recreational Association, set up by the Young Democrats Club of Arkansas to administer a fund of approximately $40,000. Mr. Truman told his news ference that he had not proposed a formal Big Three meeting but had simply invited Stalin here for what he described as a social visit. Mr. Truman Invited Stalin to come to Washington for the 1% Three meeting last year hut It was lick! at Potsdam Instead. Thc President said that on bolli occasions, Stalin told him his doctors did not think he was well enough to make such a long Journey. Read Courier News Want FOB SALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER All, SIZES Cheaper Than Bride* Lnater OSCEOLA TILE & CULVERT CO. Phone *»l Oueala, Alk. <18c Wushablu Now 32c Me Lighlfast Now 20c Vallpaper Now .!..'. 22 «/,c E. C. 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