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TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 1944 THE GREENVILLE NEWS, GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA Bolonkin Wins State Finals In American Legion Oratorical Contest CONTEST IS ID 1 ORANGEBURG Dixie Members Of Congress Bitterly Hit Court Ruling Is First Local Contestant In History To Win State O Competition Freddie Bolonkin, Greenville high school senior and son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Bolonkin of Randall street, yesterday won first place In the Q South Carolina finals of the American Legion oratorical contest, held In the auditorium of Orangeburg high school. Bolonkin, who won the area con- test last week, will be in the regioh- 0 al contest In Columbia Friday, when he will compete with winners from Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia, The winner of that contest will go to the area content in Nashville, Tenn., on April 13. The national finals will be held in Qoon- Aville, Mo., on April 17. The' local youth, who spoke on "Our Living Constitution," was the first Oreenvillian to win the state finals in the history of the con- 1 test, Greenville Legion officials said last, night. OHe was awarded a four-year scholarship of $100 each year to a South Carolina college and a $50 war bond. During the contest, lie also was required to make an extemporan eous speech. Other contestants were William ' Appears, Jr., of Union, representing wArea 3. who placed second: Miss Mary Lilly of Charleston, representing Area 1; and Miss Theodosta Mosely, of Sumter, representing Area 4. Bolonkin is sports editor of -JOreenville High News. Ma'nv Believe South Will Find Way Out Of Late Difficulty Diinean Lodge Will Meet Toniiht At 8 Dunean lodge No. 359, A. F. M., ftvlll have its first meeting since its nnstltution tonight at 8 o'clock. The entered apprentice degree will be conferred. April Closed Month For Bass Fishing The bass season In this zone will be closed during April. Clyde Ross, game warden, said last1 niRht. Mr. Ross said bass fishing may be resumed on May 1. Roliovo Misery of IL!G Put 9-uroa Vicks Va-tro-nol up each nostril. It (1) shrinks swollen membranes, (2) soothes irritation, (i) neips cicar com- afff clogged nose. Follow Willi directions im.fnA.riAl VH'IHVHVI 5' in folder. '111 iTic boys ftlvenei f 1-A rating when it I comes to hitkinft hot, J V I hot biscuits. Health 1 V Club Baking Powder y does it that new J Rumford product l V that's made such hit 1 C I in the South. Why over 1 I 100,000,000 cans sold! A i vadium i ide.r.wt ) 'I t'nfemiumstorf. WASHINGTON, Apr. 3. (U.R Southern members of Congress tonight bitterly denounced the Supreme court's 8 to 1 decision upholding the right of negroes to vote in state primaries and some snid their states will find ways to by pass the ruling and keep negiws from the polls. One asserted that the decision may cost President Roosevelt lh support of the democratic Solid South if he seeks a fourth term. Among other things, the southerners accused the tribunal of usurping the legislative functions of Congress, said the court was falling rapidly "into disrepule," and labeled the ruling an assault upon state's rights. Not in years has a decision touched off such bitter reaction. WHITE SUPREMACY IP Senator John H. Overton, (D., La.) declared . "The South at all costs will maintain the rule of white supremacy. The negro can be kept from the polls by educational qualification tests and such tests are unequivocally guaranteed by the constitution of the United States. "This decision will add greatly to the difficulties of the advocates of a fourth term in securing the support of the South in either the convention or the November 7 elec tion. "The uncertainty of Jurisprudence brought about by recent decisions of the Supreme court is .rapidly bringing that lormerly august trl bunal into disrepute." Overton snid that an alternate way of getting around the ruling would be for the southern states to go back to the old convention meth od of nominating party candidates rather than under the primary sys tem. Others also predicted that ways would be found to circumvent the ruling. TEXAS TO TAKE CASE Comment from southern legislators on the decision: Representative Nat Patton D., Tex.) "I have an abiding faith that the negroes aren't going to vole in the white man's democratic primary. Our democratic people in Texas will find some way to work out a democratic primary for white folks. The negroes don't want to vote in an election that's not for them." Representative Milton West D., Tex. "If the court has a right to say negroes can vote in a party they do not belong to. I suppose thev have the right to say that the negroes can join white clubs, fraternal organizations and churches." Rep. Lindley Beckworth D.. Tex. "The people of Texas will suitably take care of the situation for Texas." Senator Walter F. George D., Ga, "I believe that a party primary should be regarded as a voluntary association of a group of voters. The internal affairs of tnes? groups ought not to be subject to control of the courts beyond mere nunishments of fraud." Senator JohnL. McClellan D, Ark.t "It Is my impression that the ruling would serve to set aside laws in our state which are similar to those in Texas. About all I can say is that I don't agree with the majority of the court." MAYBANK IS SHOCKED Senator James' O. Eastland (D., Miss. i "This decision reveals- an alarming tendency to destroy the sovereignty of the states. Our Supreme court is usurping the legislative function, and Congress may yet prove the last citadel of constitutional government." Senator Burnet R. Maybank D., 3. C.i "This decision was a shock to me, and as a democratic national committeeman I am naturally quite perturbed. We in South Carolina are going to do whatever we ran to protect our white primaries." Senator John H. Bankhead (D., Aln. "It's the same effort that we have here in Congress to encroach on the rights of the states. Some people are willing to destroy the constitution in order to carry out their own ideas oi wnai uicy think ought to be." Representative John E. Rankin (D, Miss.) "Having Just gone through the bitter contest to pro-tert the rights of the 'states in the soldier voting bill, I am not surprised to see one of my greatest fears realized in the decision of the Supreme court. As I pointed out then, the Congress of the United Slates is the last hope of constitutional government as we know it." Mrs, Johnston Speaks At Meet ANDF.R80N. Apr. 3.--Mfmbm of 4-H clubs wr nDfclnl giifl l the spring nirrllni of the Anderson County Council of Furm women, held 8tiirdv it Otrln hlitli school, with MM. V. . Mfy pr alrltiiu. Mm. Harriet F.' Johnson, state 4-H Girls dull Knl, 'he fftlured spfkr on thi program which w hsscri on the (heme, "Youth on the Horn Front.'' Mn. B H. Ross, county commander of thf Women' Field Army for Cancer Control, aim spoke to the council member, ex plaining the purpose or me rampaign. Oold Star mother In the council membership were honored In a program con-dueled bv Mr, a. W. Roper, rounty chairman of clllsenshlp. The women honored were1 Mr. L. H White. Eeaalev, whose on. 1.1. Clvde I,. White, died In the Philippine Islands: Mr. W. P, Plrkeni, Melton, ahum ion. Cecil James Plrken. died In Iceland; Mr. Viola Wyatt, Ealey, mother of Pfc. John H. Wyatt, who died In (he Philippine; Mr. Jame M. Merrill, Airy anting, whose on, A. B. Merrilt, w killed In Norm Ainca; Mr, n. u. ramer. Kbener.er, mother of Hal Parker; Mr. J. M. Trlbble. High Point, mother of Benjamin Trlbble and Mr. Llllle Owen, Plercetnwn, mother of Tommle Owen. Following the aridree, club women who have compleled eight or mors year ot accredited work were, honored. Oold seal, lo be placed on the diploma awarded at the completion of four year, were given to those who had satisfactorily com-nteted eluht year of club work, while gold pin were given those completing 12 year, The gold seal were swarded to the following: Mr. J. L. Dumwonn, Mopewen ctun; Mr D. P. Orav, High Point club; Mr. J. W. Kav, Hammond club; Mrs. Will Halcher. Mcl,eese dun: Mm, M. W. Mer rill, Airy Bluing club; Mr. J. H Lollls, Rock Hill club; Mr, ursny s. Han ann Mis. I,. A. lllenn. Mcl,eese club, and Mis Erflf Harrl. Itnck Hill club. Member rnnipleilng 13 veara of club work were; Mrs. H. H. Tripp, Three and Twenly cltlh; Mr. T. A. Roger, Rock Hill club; Mi l.lreie repper. inree ann Twenly club; Alt. J. H. Mrtln and Mr. C. .1 Mh ret, I Double Hnrlng club; Mr. Tllman Hank and Mr. ,1. U, Thorn, both of Kheneaer club; Mrs. T. I Crrl-son and Mrs ,1. M. Rnlhrork, Smiths club; Mr. John Bherrd. Mr. Jmes Mcflee, and Mrs J. P. Mct,eee, MrLeese club; Mr W. H. Chiles, Concrete elub, nd Mn, Vernon Kay, Hammond flub. Th first sir mall letter, sent to Benjamin Franklin when h wss living in Francs in 17115, tu csr-rled in a balloon Across ths Ena- lUb Breedin Is Head New S. C. Party COLUMBIA, Apr. 3. (U.R) J. K. Breedin, of Columbia, is chairman of the newly-organized Southern Democratic party, it was revealed today in a formal statement from the self-styled "white man's party." Organized to fight a fourth term for Roosevelt and the New Deal, the party has not pledged support to any presidential candidate, Breedin said, and added that he would be . willing to confer with Winchester Smith, regular Democratic party chairman, "at his convenience." In announcing his chairmanship, Breedin charged that Roosevelt "is willing to inflame the white people of the South and barter their Democratic party for negro totes." "Our party is a white man's FIGHTERS ID E Announcement Made With Record-Shattering March Output Figures WASHINGTON, Apr. 3. (P) A disclosure that the United States is developing longer - range fighter planes, presumably to protect flights of the huge new B-29 super bomber, came simultaneously today with announcement of record-shattering aircraft production in March. The aircraft industry turned out 9,118 war planes last month, topping 9,000 for the first time, and scored an even more impressive achievement by boosting the total weight of air frames produced by nine per cent to a total of 103,400,'- party," he stated. "We do not mean to deceive the negroes and we shall not betray the white people." 0D0 pounds. The statement that efforts were under way to provide fighter escorts for the new giant bombers was made by Maj. Gen. Oliver P. Echols, commanding the air forces materiel command, at a news conference. The production of B-l'9's was "substantially on schedule" in March. The Mustang P-5I and the P-38 Lightning now are the longest range fighters in the air force. They are rated capable of accompanying bombing missions of either Liberators or Fortresses, but not that of the B-29, whose secret flight radius is much greater. The all-time record in airplane production was announced by Charles E. Wilson, executive vice chairman of the War Production board and chairman of the Aircraft Production board, who said: "As far as we can see, this may be the peak of the war in the number of planes produced. Virtually all companies making combat planes not only met their schedules but in notable instances exceeded them. MORE BIG BOMBERS "In four-engined bombers alone the schedule was exceeded bv about five per cent, and the over-all aircraft schedule was exceeded by one and one-half per cent, in the number of planes produced. March output, 358 planes higher D UN AT III IS BOMBED fiGAIN MacArthur's Fliers Crack Jap Naval Base Center For Fifth Time ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, west Pacific, Tuesday, Apr. 3. (U.R) The South Pacific's 13th army air iorce oomoea the Japanese naval center of Dublon at Truk at dawn Saturday in their fifth attack in four days against the enemy's Carolines bastion, again teaming up with central Pacific bombers to keep Japan's vaunted stronghold under incessant attack, it was announced today. LARGE FIRES CAUSED Gen. Douglas MacArthur's com munique announced the new attack on Dublon. which spread large fires through enemy installations as the far-ranging Liberators turned homeward on their 2,000-mile round trip flight. fires were visible for 50 miles as the bombers left Truk. The 13th air force previously struck into the heart of the Japanese-held Carolines, four times Wednesday and Thursday when the two-pronged aerial offensive opened last week The attack preceded a Saturday rught raid on Dublon, which had been . announced earlier by Admiral Finds $50 -In Bits FALLS CITY. Neb.. March 31-lU.Ri Never let it be said to Herbf-Cuclney that Nebraskans are m: open-handed. At least not until hf forgets, if ever, the $50 in current he found torn to bits and tossei on the sidewalk in a residential district here. Chester W. Nimitz in a Pacific fleet .' headquarters announcement- si Pearl Harbor.. It was the 11th time in four dav that the Solomon.s-ba.sed bombers had attacked the Carolines. than February, was at a rate of 109,416 planes a . year, but Wilson made it clear that no such annual output would be sought. April schedules call for fewer than 9,000 planes. Easily Avoided With Lucky Tiger Non-Alcoholic WHY worry along with dry, unruly hair? Why stew and fret about an itchy scalp? Why not use Lucky Tijrer ii, j ."UB rpetiany ior inose who don t likt Biwi -urging- eneci or alcohol. Here is a war. time product, made without a drop of alcohol, but with laboratory combination of fine oils to beautify and add charm. A little of it goes a long- way-therefore us. sparingly. Lasts longer-looks better. fp U i-UCKY TIGER MFC. CO.. Kansas City, Missouri , A jd mi I) r XL-Li i IraS iS 6 ( Y0UR PERS0NAL P0ST WAR' wRld ScStr (J n Jji&L These are the Edwin Stivers of Wilton, Conn. 'iSiHT8 SSW :?3lP&T Ein Stivers, ''The war hasn't rnesnt a larger in- 'M, W 'jjSh cme for us. But we've managed to keep up our saving.. r$T i ' y0 7T 'Wt know that's nor important than aver. We ow we - . 1 S " tlj ,v t0 Pnd leH K kelp hold down prices. Inflation would A TJ1 " b"d for everyone right now. And it would mean the end of V V our hP ,or th PO" war world. That's why we'd like to ,3iC -CV "' veryne oing along with the Stivers-in dointf whst teJ ;rS those seven points tell us is right end ressonsble." ,h "5vfisfl " " I How you can help the Government hold down YOUR living costs Some of us say, "You cant fight a war without having friers go way up." Maybe we are thinking about the last war. How prices got out of hand. How bad times were after the war. Maybe it seems that about all we can do now is to grin and bear it. Rut that's because we haven't taken a good look at what causes the cost of living to head upward in wartime. When we do, we find out that there's really no reason why we can't keep a firm grip on prices. No reason why we can't hold them down to where they won't hurt too much. We find that fighting the high cost of IrVing is a twofold job. Part of it is our Government's. Part is ours. If we each pull an oar, we can't help winning. If we don't, we'll pay doubly for the warin higher prices now, in post war trouble. 7 Things w can do There are things each of us can do right now to make the fight to hold down priceo successful. Our Government has shown us where our ornt job begins and ends. That's all wrapped up in the seven points you see "boxed" over there at the right. These seven points go at the cause of rising prices with a double-edged sword. ' They put our extra money into places where it can't be used to bid up prices of the goods that are scarce. They remind us that from our own selfish point of view it's a good idea to observe our Government's price and ration regulations. They give us a good program to get started on this very day for ourselves and the country at war. Here's what causes Runaway Prices . . . In war, most of our factories are working full time making weapons. And a whole lot fewer peacetime goods are being made. At the same time, many of us are being paid in wages and salaries more money than ever before. If we disregard price ceilings and try to use this extra money to buy these few goods, bingo! Prices start going up. It's just the way prices go up at an auction'. But if we follow our Government's 7-point program, it's a sure bet prices won't get out of control. 68,000,000 AMERICANS, with the lielp of their life insurance agents, are already doing one of these seven things. They have also found the peace of mind, the family protection, the feeling of independence that owning life insurance brings. , ' It is in the interest of these 68,000,000 people-as well as the nation as a whole that the Life Insurance Companies of America have joined together to bring you this wartime message to help prevent runaway prices. Address inquiries to 60 East 42nd St., New York 17, New York. at ' I EDWIN O. STIVERS is the village drug, gist of Wilton, Conn. His family income is $.1,800. He's holding his basic living expenses (including taxes) down to $2,425. That leaves $1,375 his "security dollars," which be puts into War Bonds, life insurance, savings and debt payments; Read below the seven points the Stivers are following in the battle to hold down prices how. Here ore ffie 7 things our Government suggests that very family can do and keep on doing 1. Buy and hold War Bonds; 2. Pay willingly our own share of the taxes including increased taxes that our country needs; 3. Provide for our own and our family's future security by adequate life insurance and savings. , 4. Reduce our debts as much at possible; 5. Buy only what vre need and make what we have last longer. 6. Follow the ration rules and price ceilings: 7. Cooperate' with our Government's wage stabilization program. Life Insurance Companies of America

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