The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 21, 1944 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 21, 1944
Page 9
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBERiSl, 1944 IS State Democrats In Busy Session , Negro Votes Allowed •&) But Qualifications } ' Drastically Revised By JOHN H. IU-XFOKD United Press Staff t'orifsnon'Vnl LITTLE HOCK, Sept. 21 (UP)— Tlie state Democratic convention here last week end was. In tlie opinion of some political observers, one of the most historical ever held by the Arkansas party. That statement was backed up by , gubernatorial nominee Ben Lnncy, ( who told the convention .Saturday that the approval of the resolution calling for a change In 'party rules could, In'effect, make or break rTTo party in the slate. The resolution in llsclf was considered by many Informed sources n "political masterpiece." Although H conforms with Hie reccnl United States Supreme Court ruling to the clfect that Negroes could not be denied the right to vote became of their race, it gets around the ruling by excluding most Negros Iran Arkansas primaries on several Grounds other than racial. Must Support Principles The resolution gets around the Supreme Court ruling by excluding any person from the Arkansas primaries unless allegiance is declared to the white principles of the party as set out in the document. And political observers believe it is very doubtful thai many Negroes •will agree to preserve exlsling laws relaling to the segregation of race;, one of the principles set out in the resolution. Going still further, [he resolution declares that, although otherwise legnlly qualified as an elector —no person shall be permitted lo vole in any Democraltc primary clcclion who Is: (a) Affiliated with supporls the Republican party any other political party organization which is opposed to the principles of the Democratic party; (b) who lias not openly declared his allegiance o and sympathy with the principles and the policies of the Democratic; (c) who has at the last preceding general election voted against nn y state, district, township or municipal Democratic committee; (d) who at the last preceding general election voted for, or espoused the cause of, any candidate for any office in this stale who was not, a Democratic nominee, nnd (c) who will not pledge himself tn vote for find support the general election candidates of the party for state offices. Amendment proposed Backing up this resolution was a resolution was a recommended legislative amendment, to Section 4748 of Pope's Digest which , will grant crery organized political party the right to prescribe qualifications for Its own membership and for voting In party primaries. : Party officials ar e now firmly •:; convinced that-their-troubles-in re- guard to the Negro voting question . nre over. • NOTES PROM A CONVENTION PROGRAM: Gubernatorial nominee Ben Laney and his Churchlll- , . of speaking, slow and deliber- _, _.te—and straight-forward. Plenty ~ of English accent. . . . The new stale senator from Monroe county, Alf Brown. He is destined to keep the 1045 senate in stitches with his laugh—which sounds like a hunter calling ducks. Senator G. W. Lookadoo from Arkadelphla wants Brown under eontracU-for Vaudeville or the movies. Brown, who unseated Hal Smith, takes the. kidding good naturedly First Congressional Committeeman Maurice Smith of Bireieye, Cross comity, trying to tell Senator Lookadoo all about the Lookadoo's. Both complimentary and otherwise. . Betty (Mrs. J. W.) Fulbright calling the senator-elect "pops." A na, tive of Philadelphia, Mrs. Pulbright is proud of the fact that n waitress identified her as a Southerner because of her "southern drawl" . . . The Henry Gingles of Benton. Glngles, operator of shoe stores over the state, now In the airplane business. . . . Bill Fulbright and his speeches. Favorite with newsmen because he is a slow speaker. J-^e still uses the "college professor" '^isethod. . . . Plenty of talk con- '^'cerning the Senatorial election in- vcstlgalions. Some polilicians are worried—but majorily think It Is a BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIRK NEWS French Woman Endures Torture To Defy Germans L PAH IS. Gcpl. 21 (U1>)-A young Frown womnn student who wns ur- restwl be the Nnzls In l>nrls-«ny:i that Gestapo agents uonl IHT at oiwMlmo tor 48 hours almost, without letup. She is Madeleine IWfnud, u smull m-own-lmltvd mrilfcnl student, whose exploits urc almost lotirmlnry nmoiii; French resistance- groups More her uirost, MiHfclftlue and soiiji; other students fovinccl theui- selyrs Into a bum! and attacked German soldiers ( 0 oWulii weapons frail them. Aliideleluc tackled one Clenrmii ofllcer alone but n Ocmum patrol cnr clmsrd her im<| she wns iilncttl iindiT mwsl. She says ClcMnpo wills kicked Her anil slapped lu-r mid then Ihrnv her inio 11 i-oll with her Imml.s Hod behind lw r back. Por six days Iliey U'fl her like Unit witli imlli- IIB to eat. Then they heat her nnd urged IH>Ito Jnln llii> Cie.slniio. Hut when she fcfusc,! they put her In an Icy Mill mid held her head under w«- Tarce" . . . Arthur Adams' keynote speech. Considered by many as the best of Ihe convention. . . Lawrence county represented first time In four years— but —but the veteran house members were reported lo have favored Northcull. — delegates from Newton county. Evidently alt Republican. . . , Lamar Williamson of Montlcello -the wit of the convention. Many believe It was lie who drafted most of the resolution changing the party rales. . . . Mayor Leo p. Mclaughlin of Hot springs and his list Representative Prank Williams of Mississippi county and his cigar. He was instrumental is having the Laney delegates from his county sealed. . . . The surprise approval of Representative H. I, Northcutl of Fulton county by Ltmcy as his preference for the 1945 house sr.cak- ership. Roy Rialcs of Polk county scorned to b e the leading candidate Mjlil Waves Check Ounces LINCOLN PARK, Mlcli. (UP) — Waves of arlltlclal light will check the accuracy of precision gauges for American Industry filler HID war, according to George p. Eglln-j ton, president of Lincoln I'ark In-1 dustiles. Inc. Best, light waves for 1 this purpose have liecn found to be tlie red o( cadmium and Ihc' K'rcen of krypton. ' Insects have no breathing organs in their heads. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites may b« ruining your property. Call m» fix cheek-up without cost or obligation. KAT8, MICE AND ROACH CONTROL GUARANTEED WORK Ml E. H. C. 8LANKENSHIP MR. FARMER Your County Agent has mailed you a questionnaire like the one below: BIylhcviile, Arkansas . Sept. 6, 1944 Dear Sir: • If you need additional farm machinery to make your i945 crop, please answer ihe questions listed below. This information is needed to sliow actual needs for additional new machinery (not trade in) for N. Miss. Co. for 1945. Very truly yours, County Agent How many tractors would you buy to make the 1945 crop? ' : How many combines? r ~^—— How many corn pickers? How many mowers (tractor) ? How many pick-up balers? How many hay loaders ? —< How many orain drills? Other equipment? Signed Address Please answer this questionaire PROMPTLY and HONESTLY and return it to your county agent. It may play an important part in securing farm equipment needed to make Mississippi County's 1945 Crop. i If you have lost this questionaire, fill in the above and mail it to your county agent. -. - '"• V THIS MESSAGE SPONSORED BY. ^ ? MISSISSIPPI COUNTY IMPLEMENT DEALERS PAGE NINE . I'-ollowIng thin Mudcldiio was cii lo a torlure clmmbrr ivluw /l Hgonh were ripping n w n llgo ,. units from two women prisoners A|)))iirently Ihe ntjonts thoiimu n>o M«ht ot this torture would wukcu Madeleine so (lull jslio would furnish nil Hie Infonnutlon she hud on (he resistance movement, llut she usiHl to ulvo In, niul wns fliwlly sentenced (o (Icnih nnd thrown Inlo « FiX'iieli woman's prison. When tlie Allies injured Paris—(lie women were freed. When she was nskccl how she immnged to endure I lie. weeks ol Clrsliipa torture, Mndclehie answeri'il: "Wi-Jl, i .suppose it «'»s HIO.VII.V nnlo sUKlii'slioii. For hours 1 kept repenting to myself ... you know nolninu. YOU luive fortollen llio mimes of our friends." She iiddcd 1 "H worked mid now It's nil over 1m Kind 1 wns ubU; to do the Cicrnmns much Imnu," Simriis Knsy Mr,, KAHT C1110AQO, Hid. till')..-!' I). "1'nt" Collins, of Indlium llni'- tor. adinlltod (winy he omslilcrcd rellrlni! wlu-n he ivmMicil (!5, lint Imliiy, luilB my hourly ,,t 02, lie Is avernulnn 48 hours u week In in- miict Bloel comiiKiiy'K pliint hero. lins been In Iho plum's U'U'iil shop VI yours. CROP DUSTING We have crop dusting airplanes here for dusting cotton. Our planes are in fine condition. We carry heavy insuran- -3 against any accident. 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