The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 21, 1944 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 21, 1944
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fAGB Bit BLtfHifiVILLfc (ASK.) COURffiR AdkinsTollse Papers, Radio Senatorial .Candidate Will Make Opening Address On June 29 LITTLE ROOk, June 21 ,(UP>— doyeriior Adklns will make an unorthodox political campaign this j-mmner In Ills race for Die U. S. Senate. Adkius has announced that h e .will 'make 110 speeches to political - rallies ., but :will 'conduct his campaign through the .newspapers and over the radio. Departing almost conipletely from acceplej custom, Oie governor will even make his opening address over the radio. That will be oil June 29, just a- monlh before the Democratic piefeienlial primary election. Ah 'official of the state administration says Adklhs 1 tie'cislcii Is In keeping with his decision not to take people away from their work to listen to political speeches, and not bum up gasoline, driving about the; state to rallies'. However, the governor Is expected ;to make, at least n fc\v dales for conferences out in the counties. then,' too, his position as chief executive probably will ' take him av,ay'from his office on official business occasionally. Meanwhile, gubernatorial candidate Bryan Sims says his office isn't going to clutter up 'the soldiers' mail pouches with campaign liler- nlure. As Sims puts It, Uncle Sam will do well to get absentee ballots arid personal mail to the men and women in uniform, without having to carry a lot of campaign letters and political handouts. Senatorial candidate Fulbright may get the support of University of Arkansas alumni in his race. It Is learned that a move is under way to get statewide support of the congressman's candidacy from former university students, t Family Has Reunion To Wish Sergeant Luck PAWTUCKET, R. I. (UP) — It took the war 'to reunite Sgl. Joseph L. Noel, his five sisters and a brother he hadn't seen for 22 years. Sgt. Noel had been wandering aboul.'the country since he left home at 19. At the age of 41 he joined the Army- 16 months ago. When he was told He might be going overeas soon he decided. to visit his family in Pawtiickel. His sisters c.imc from such widely scattered spots as New York City and Pall River, Mass.,' while a brother journeyed. all the way from Canada to Join the family gathering. Arkansas Bond Sales 30 Per Cent Of Goal Ln^TLE liofc.K, Jimo'21 (U.P.)— Reports from 49. counties .have' : increased Arkaasas' bond sales in the 5lh'>: WiirV Loan Drive to Vl- milllon (iollnr.s— just 30 per cent of the slate's goal. The' State War Finance C5n:r.-.:u tee says that Little River, Miller, Pulaskl and St. Francis counties have already exceeded their quotas. The Culver Kaydet target plane In background Is completely dwarfed by (he 27-foot-hleh tail assembly of a B-20 Superfortress like those that bombed Japan. Cost ol the "Big B's"'ls a secret— bul you know II ain't peanuts. So shell out, brother! Support Ihe Fifth War Loan by buying llial extra bond. How Two Yanks ' Fought Way Out, Of German Trap CARENTAN, France, June 21. (Ul'l—Hers Is a story of one of the toughest single engagements fn the Battle of France. With comrades licihg shot down all uround them, Sergl, Juke Willamson of Winnfleld. I.n., ami Pvt. Willis w. Cioitser of Home ally, Ind., 'ought their way out of a German rap. Between them they killed 50 lo 70 Nu?.ls. For a dny oral a half their unit WBN surrounded by German*.. In u MuUiirc flanked by hedges. -Tlie unit lad gone there to reconnoltcr the {round and clean out anti-tank ;uns. They were the target of heavy jerman machine gun and mortar fire. Then the American Infantry came marching In. And the Ger- vmns were panic stricken. The Ntiuls rushed out of fox- loles. And started running toward he ditch where Williamson mid Gosner were waiting with a machine gun, a Thompson sub-ninclilne gun and a carbine. Both men kept shooting and mow- af them down until they were out of ammunition. 'Tlicn the two. soldiers backed down a creek. And were joined by another sergeant who covered their withdrawal with his rifle. • On the way the trio picked up a. German prisoner who rushed out of n.foxhole with upraised hands. Bill the prisoner lived only u few minutes.' Me was killed by German nachlne gun fire. EDSON IN WASHINGTON 'Revolt' Can Un-Do South Political Announcements TCe Courier News ns« be«n *n- toorizfed to announce the folloirin candidacies, subject to th« Democratic, primary in Auput: ' STATE REPRESENTATTVTI ALENE WORD (for re-election, Post No. 3) ; W.' J. WTJNDERLICH (for re-eleclion, post No. 1) • H. I.KK BEARDEN . (for re-election, Post No ») .LDCIEN E. COLEMAn E. 0,.."GENE" FLEEMAN (Post No. 4) PROSECUTING ATTORNEY ; IV1E C. SPENCER MARCUS FIETZ (For Re-election) SHEE1TF AND COLLEOTOB HALE JACKSON Hor re-election) W. W. (BUDDY) WATSON COUNTS TREASURER R. B. (SKEET) STOUT •HISS DELLA PTJRTLB comvrx JUDOS ROLAND GREEN ffpr re-election) DVyiGHT It. BIACKWOOn C1KCOIT COURT CLEKi ; HARVEY MORRIS (For re-election) COUNTY CLERK T. W. POTTER (for re-election) BY PETER KDSON Courier News Washington Correspondent This so-called plot of the anti- New Deal forces In the southern states, seeking to defeat Franklin D. Roosevelt for re-election by forcing the election out of the electoral college and Into the HQIIEC of Rcp- resenlallves, has sonic Intriguing long range political Implications. Not Ihe least of them Is possibility that even If such an entirely legal though tricky maneuver could be put over, It might eventually lead to destruction of the south's poll tax system, which Is now the basis of strength of the southern Democrats in the party. As expounded by political leaders in Washington, this situation could develop ns follows: Constitutionally, the President of the United States Is elected not by popular vote of the majority of the people but Iry Ihe electoral college. Thus Roosevelt was elected In 1940 by the votes of 449 electors, against 82 for WlUkle. What the voters elected were the ,531 electors. But (suppose that -tlie; nnti-Ne'w Deal state conventions were able to force nomination of nulficlnnt eloo- 1 tors who would be plcdijed not to vote for Franklin D. Roosevelt or any other Democratic nominee not to their liking, just as Texas has done. That, under the Constitution, would move the election Into tile Souse of Representatives nntl conceivably might lead lo Hie election of a president other than Roosevelt— no matter 'how large his popular vole. •' THEKE WOULD BE A J.OU1) HOIVI, Such n maneuver would be entirely constitutional, but what would belts consequences? First and most likely would be n great popular demand foV the abolition of'tlic electoral college, which has long been a dead duck but is still'kepi hanging around as decoration because it is a traditional part of the 'constitutional procedure established by the all-knowing founding fathers. Putting the electoral college iii the asli can would have tremendous effects on tlie south, for the reason that the southern states have greater strength hi the electora college than they would have if Iheir numbers of voles cast were countcc In direct election of n president. In the electoral college, the i: southern slates in 1B40 cast 135 electoral votes, or a little over 25 per cent of the total of 531 electora voles cast. On a popular vole count basis however, these 12 southern state- cast only 5,642,000 ballots in 19.10 or a little over 12 per cent of the total popular vole of 44,548,000 Killing off • the electoral college would thus cut the power of the 1 HERE'S TH£ PR. PEPPER ORDERED louthern slates ; almost exactly in Kill—from 25 to. 12 per, cent—In nny presidential election. A TEXAS VOTE IS TKIPI.E AN' OHIO VOTE The reason for this difference Is o be found in limitations which the southern states put on suffrage, hrough the poll tnx. in apportlon- ng congressional representatives nnd electors In the electoral col- cge, the southern states like (ill the others gel credit for llielr lotal adult lopulatton, though only those who can pay poll tnx get lo vole. Texas, for Instance, with a 1940 lopulallon of 0,400,00, had 23 votes n the electoral college though its lopular vote was 1,041,000, or one out of every six Inhabitants. By comparison, Ohio will] a population of 6,900,000, hnd 2fi votes in the electoral college and a popular vote of 3,320,000, or three out of every six Inhabitants, in effect, therefore, one vote In Texas had three limes the power of one vote In Ohio as far as the electoral college was concerned. It-the electoral college were abandoned, Ihe only way the southern states could regain llielr advanlage "oiiUl be through enfranchising more voters. In other words, by abandoning the poll'tax. The Texas plot to throw the next presidential election into the House may therefore be looked .upon as being too smart. In the long run, it might creak the south's present po- liticul power. I Kills Jap Quietly So Wouldn't Wake Pal PROVIDENCE, R. I. (UP)—Al- .hough they were sharing the-same foxhole on New Georgia, Pvt. Robert Leckenby of Providence had i hard lime convincing a pit! he hart killed n Japanese during the night. Pvt. Leckenby said it was a moonlight night 'when he spotted Ihe Japanese as Pvt. Fred Santaro, also of Providence, slept Inside him. "I .didn't want lo wake Freddy so I didn't fire my rltle. 'Hie Japanese reached the edge of the foxhole ind as he bent forward I grabbed him and pulled him down stabbing l.ilm with my knife. I managed to lift the body out am! roll It away from the foxhole," he said. •And.he added: "It may be hard 10 believe but Ihe next morning I .had a hell of a time to convince Freddy a Japanese dropped in for n'midnight snack." History of Flag Given By Major Harold Arthur The history of Ihe American na as discussed by Major Harold J. Arthur, officer In clinrge of courts and boards ot Blytticvlllc Army Air Field, iviien he spoke at the weekly luncheon meeting of the Lions Club yesterday at Hotel Noble. A former member present was Lieut. Joe E. Bcaslcy, now with the Medical Corps of the Navy stationed In Bermuda, nnd guests were Osle Henry. Harry E. Reed ol Memphis, Paul C. Howard and Alfred Felcy of Joncstoro Dr. J. L. Guard Optometrist at Guard's Jewelry 209 W. Main BOWL for fun and health! DILL'S and GEORGE'S BOWLING ALLEY 120 N. Second OLIVER FARM EQUIPMENT Sales and Servke HARRISON AUTO PAIITS CO. 511 W. Ash Phun* i552 Highest Prices Paid For Cars & Trucks All Makes & Models GULF Service' Station At 5th Main Sts. YPE'M, SET.L them for you for a small commission. Bring them In for all Low-wattage heaters keep our aircraft guns in firing condition in temperatures as low as 110 degrees below zero Fnhrcnlieit. Bead Courier News Want Ada. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, Listen To A Sad Lament Of A Would-Be President Uy S. IIUUTON HEATH NKA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON,-There appears to be no copyright line. So I feel fre« to pass on, with appropriate credit, this little ditty which seems to lie the literary handiwork of Tom II. Robertson, M. D., of 076 Chicago Blvd., Detroit. "Coming Home on a Whig and a Prayer" They will find Taxes here everywhere, Will their poor (toys have a bone, Will they find a Happy Home? What they find, re.sts with you— 1 Have a Care. This pica provides the key lo the campaign of Dr. Robertson for a two-year term as President of the United States. Dr. Robertson may lie the Messiah whose coming, to save this nation from Hie Dire Calamities that began with World War I, was predicted eight or twelve years ngo py "one of the best reputed Seers In the Middle West"— Oblo or Indiana. Or. Robertson forgets the seer's ime, isn't certain from . which state he came, Is vague about the dale of tlie prophecy, and has some doubt whether the report appeared In a Sunday edition of the'Detroit News, Times or Free Press. Having neither money nor backing with which to fight for dele- Bates, the doctor has nintle his offer in a .scries of letters to-Republican Chairman Harrison Sfanglcr. ()[• !••[•:KS SUM' AND-1'LAN "I would lie very glad," says he, "lo run as President for two years with General MacArthur and then let him attend to the Japs for two years, after which time he-himself could take over the following two years as President." Dr. Robertson has a "true honest recovery program" that he says "will SAVE this country now." He also has a secret that "!f properly handled and manipulated by the Republicans could be used to win the campaign with the proper Nominee." He <jccs not care to disclose his plan or his secret at present—not from any dog-in-llic-mangciish selfishness, but because, as he explains: "I can not make the home run that WINS the game for us by trying to bat over another "person's shoulder. 1 Unfortunate as it may prove to be, we must take Dr. Robertson with the plan, or go without either. The only clue to the general nature of the plan—If clue it be—ap- uciiivi in the preface to Dr. Robertson's little brochure, In which he says: ONLY ONi; SALVATION "We have sstdly failed to observe this Our Country's Motto (In God We Trust) for the last decade or more. We have wandered far from God's Commandments, ca- 't'nin Hubert's™ . . . "(rue, honest recovery nlnn will SAVE Hie country." rousing and drinking Whisk™. Wine, Gin and Beer, no wonder people believe that the Armageddon Is here. Cursing, molting, Lewd women and all, No wonder this Country is heading for n fall. VCH- era] disease rampant over the Nation. Drinking going on at nearly every occasion, Even SPIES in Our Country do not hang for TREASON, and for these years, the People have been the DEVIL pleasing." Haying thus neatly summarized diagnosis, Dr. Robertson prescribes tersely: "Only a return to God. c ach being a real Woman or Man. electing for President a Man with an Honest Recovery Plan, May snve this nation from being ETERNALLY DAMNED." WAHNLVO ORDER In the Chancery Court, Clitckasaw- b.i District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Tony Sturgess, Plaintiff, vs. No. 8G40 Jenny May Stages, Defendant. The defendant Jenny May Sturges is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer (he complaint of the plain- liff Tony Shirges. Dated this 13 day of June, 194-t HARVEY MORRIS, Clerk By Doris Muir, D. O. Virgil Greene, Attv. for PUT. L. E. C'oleman, Atty. ad Litem. GIM-21-28-715 The newest version of the P-38 Lightning fighter is capable of a straightaway speed faster than 400 miles per hour. Arkansas Crops' Of Truck Show Marked Recovery LITTLE ROCK, June 21 (U.P.)— The Federal-State Crop Reporting Service says that Arkansas truck crops have made n marked recovery after a late start. In some southern counties, the peak of potato harvesting has passed. But the bulk, of the Arkansas crop now Is being dug. Tomatoes, cucumbers, and snap beans from the .south and southwest producing areas started ;u move last week. Harvesting in northwestern comities is.expected to start next week. Cucumber and tomato production arc up, tiie cukes yielding more than two and a half times the average. Strawberry harvests are the lowest on record this year with a yield averaging only 31 crates lo the acre. The Arkansas watermelon crop is expected, to total more than a million melons. And nil expended cantaloupe crop has made satisfactory growth. Processed Foods Adding 7"o Vitamins In Candy NEW YORK (UP)—Soy beans, cotton seed and.peanut flour, processed vegetables, and fruit peels may all be found in the candy- maker's kitchen before the war is over, Joseph R. Maxwell, candy chemist, told • members of the Nn- tiona! Confectioners' Assn. meeting here today. "The war has been a great nutrition laboratory for development of food values of candies," Maxwell, chief chemist, of Whitman's Chocolates, said. "Candy has gone into nil soldier food rations." And the experimental use of the vegetable protein flours has inarte confections high in protein, calcium and vitamin content. Processed green vegetables and fruit peels have been introduced to Ireost the vitamin-content of Russian candies, he said. ' Draffs Martin Law QIUNCY. 111. (UP) — An ordinance which would prohibit encouraging marliixs to take up abodes here has been drafted by Corporation Counsel Lawrence Bmnions, Jr., because, lie said, the birds damaged a new paint job on his house and also soiled the family washing. Emmons' ordinance proposed that. no martin houses be built within the city limits. TETTER (ntcrnli CHECK ITCHING -BURNING I by using famous Black .and White Ointment. : Promotes healing. JO/, 2&t 1 and COf Bizcs. Uao only 1 as directed. Cteamc with j BlackandWhitoSkiuSoap." Two Young Osceo/a Men Win Wings, Commissions Two Osceola men recently won their commissions with the completion of their respective training courses. William E. Beall, -21, son of Mrs. Bettyc Nelle Starr of Osceola, won his Navy "Wings of Gold" and was comissioned an ensign in the Naval Reserve following completion of the prescribed flight training course at Ihe Naval Air Training Center, Pcimcota, Flu. lioy U. Buncli, 21, .son of Mrs. Vena Buncli, Route 3, won Ills wings as a combat aerial navigator at graduatiin exercises at the Hondo Army Air Field, Hondo, Texas. He also was commissioned a second lieutenant in |ii c Air Corps. PETROLEUM JELIYTHISWAY Pr<-=ii Moroline Ix'twttu lljuuib ami hiipfr. Sptoa*i s tciwly a pa [ t. Ung libros prove Morofine'a Jii^Jj quality. l<'or minor cuts TEST • *?^._, DANC Thursday — Friday — And Saturday Nights 9:30 to 1 O'Clock In the Beautiful Blue Room of the HOTEL NOBLE Admission G5c Incl. Tax Miss America Chooses the Army Air Forces »,i»l ,T U "TV "l c , Gnod ' I *« I'm domK omethm? really V: .5." ""Por'.im 1 i>c I fiiwllj understand nhM it means to be in 1 in joining a parade (hat winds back lo 1318. Ste^i^V^^ \^^f'4^ mSs » * i « * £ b- c&fe.^'K. >* II mmm!...l wonder ...Wouldn't hurl lo go in for^a chat.. .Miclit 'prove interesting... I'm ait fully-curious. ilher... 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