The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 13, 1956 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 13, 1956
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 19W BLYTHEVnXE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Segregation Struggle Is Likely To Wreck Sckool Aid This Year By JAMES MARLOW , . Associated Press News Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitter struggle over segregation in public schools may wreck any chance this year for federal aid to get more classrooms built. • Before Congress votes any feder-i al aid it must face and overcome a showdown on this question: Should any federal aid go to states which, contrary to the -Supreme Court's ruling, still have racially segregated public schools? President Eisenhower's program, given to Congress yesterday called for paying out over two billion dollars in the next five years on federal aid. Many Democrats are In favor of money for new schools too. But there is a sharp division on the segregation issue. The National Assn.' for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) wants a ban.on federal aid in segregated states. It said yesterday Congress has a "moral •and legal obligation" to impose such a ban on any money it votes. Enough Votes? Kep. Adam Powell. Negro Democrat from New York, says confidently he has enough votes lined up in the House to make sure any federal aid money voted by that chamber carries a ban on its use in segregated areas. Leaders seem to think the House will pass a bill with the ban included. That can be done -without too much difficulty. There is a limit on debate there. ' But in the Senate, where debate is unlimited, Southern Democrats can filibuster against any federal aid bill with the ban attached. Liberals In Tough Spot It can be said almost with certainty they would not .abandon their filibuster unless a federal aid bill carries no ban. In the meantime senators who call themselves liberals will be on a tough spot. They're for federal aid. Many of them are also against segregation. How can they reconcile themselves to voting federal aid to states which insist on keeping their schools segregated? They may try to straddle the question and vote against a ban on funds for -egregated schools with this kind of argument: New classrooms are needed by white and Negro children alike. The question of segregation—if insisting on a ban in a federal aid bill means no federal aid at all—can be fought out later and In other ways. Eisenhower himself avoided the problem in his message to Congress. He never mentioned It. 'Peeping Tom' Charge Insult SACRAMENTO, Calif. (fl>)—Police picked up Donald Erby, 35, as a peeping Tom suspect early yesterday on complaint of a woman. At the police station, Erby .indignantly denied the charge: "I'm not a peeping Tom, I'm a burglar. I was waiting for the old lady to go to bed so I could steal her car." Police said he admitted five local burglaries. WARNING ORriER IN THE CHANCERI COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS John C. Ragsdale, Pltf. vs. No. 13,194 Blllie Jo Bean Ragsdale, Dft. The defendant, Billie Jo Bean Ragsdale, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named In the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plain- Dated this 20th day of December, 1955. SEAL OERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. By DONNA SIMMONS, D. C. Ward & Ward, Attys. for Pltf. Claude F. Cooper, Atty. Ad. Litem. 12/23-30-1/6-13 Children Taken from Mother Who Refused to Deny Polygamy By HOWARD S. BENEDICT SHOHT CREEK, Utah (If) — A frail, tired woman came home to this desert town today, leaving seven of her eight children in state custody v and vowing to fight "with every drop of my blood" to get them back. Only 4-year-old Vaughn met Mrs. Vera Black on her return, iie nas whooping cough and could' not be turned over to state welfare authorities at Provo yesterday. The State Welfare Commission took custody of the other seven children when Mrs. Godfrey's "Talent Scout to Quit NEW YORK (IP)— Paul Blautox, Arthur Godfrey's chief talent scout, ^ays he planning to leave the Godfrey troupe—but not because of any trouble with the red-haired TV star. In an interview last night, Blaufox, with Godfrey the past five years, said: "I'm quitting because I want to do something better. I want to produce. I will stay with Godfrey until I find something else — and that might take two weeks or two years. Godfrey's been a swell guy to me but I'm capable of something better than fishing out talent in night clubs." . Blaufox, 59, denied rumors he had been fired because of difficulties with Jack Carney, coproducer of the Godfrey show Talent Scouts. Getting fren? SANTA BARBARA, Calif. W — Johnnie S. Martinez told police he was driving along Las Positas Road when a horse ran out of a field and leaped on the hood of his car. He smashed the windshield and damaged the hood, a fender and the radio antenna. Maftinez suffered a cut that required five stitches. The horse, he said, ran back into the field. Black refused to swear in writing not to teach them polygamy and not to practice it herself. Vaughn will be surrendered to the state when he is well. Welfare officials pleaded with Mrs. Black lor two .hours yesterday to sign an affidavit. which would enable her to keep her children. IT—cr Welfare Commissioner Shoemaker said Mrs. Black is one of three wives of Leonard Black, who was among a number of Short Creek men convicted of unlawful cohabitation by Arizona authorities two years ago. Black lives on tha Arizona side of the two-state settlement, but his wife Vera lives on the Utah side. The Blacks are members of "fundamentalist" cult which believes polygamy is God's law. The Latter-Day Saints Mormon Church outlawed polygamy in 1890. • Shoemaker arranged the Provo meeting after officers failed to take custody .of the children 'in Short Creek Tuesday. Black arid other Short Creek men barred them from the Black home. Mrs. Black, 42, walked tearfully from the meeting and went to an adjoining room where her children waited and told them: "I am going' to have to give up children, but I'll get you back. I love you and I'll fight with every drop of my blood to keep you!" The three smaller children—Ehl- ilie, 9; Wilfor'd, 7; and Francis, 5— bawled out loud.and embraced their mother. "Don't let them take us!" Wilford cried. Tears streamed slowly down the cheeks of the older children—Orson, 19; Lillian, 14; Spencer, 12, and Elsie, 11. "We won't'be away from you long, mother," sa'id Orson. Mrs. Black then accompanied welfare officials while .they tooK the children to an undisclosed Provo home for the night "to see that everything will be all right lor them." Today the children wiU be put into foster homes in Provo, Convict Author Gets Tax Note SAN QTJENTIN, Calif. W>)-Caryl Chessman, author of best-seller "Cell 2455, Death Row," received a "final notice" yesterday from the Internal Revenue Service asking for $3,433.62 in unpaid 1954 taxes and interest. The convict, who still is fighting through courts his 1948 sentence for kidnap-rape, was advised: "Avoid the inconvenience, embarrassment and additional costs that,result srom further delay." Best You Can Buy Why Ever Pay More ? Get the BEST far LESS.., RAZORBACK IVORY — Gov. Orval E. Faubus, right, Marine Capt. James W. Marsh, left, and Mrs. Becky McCall Stacy, center, examine Eazorback tusks that Will be used in recruiting an Arkansas Travelers' Platoon for the Marine Corps. Capt. Marsh is recruiting officer in Little Eock. Mrs. Stacy is with - the ^ Arkansas Publicity and Parks Commission. In Blytheville, the recruiting drive is being conducted from headquarters in city hall. Recruits will form a state platoon to train together. Training begins in San Diego, Jan. 25. 19-Year-Old Dies for Murder OSSINING, N.Y. (iPI '.— William Byers. 19, died in the electric chair "at Sing Sing prison' last night for the murder of his girl friends mother. He was chewing gum and displayed no emotion when he walked into the death chamber. «. . The girl, Theresa Gresli, who .was 15 at the time of the murder in March 1954, is serving a sentence of 20 years to'life In prison, the maximum 'for second-degree murder. She was convicted .of helping kill her mother Mrs. Anna Gresh, 43. Mrs. Gresh was hammered and tenement after she caught Byers in Douglas Home Hit HOLLYWOOD W — While actor Kirk Douglas, his wife and baby were vacationing in Palm, Springs, burglars ransacked their home here of clothing, Jewelry and even food. Value of the loot was not immediately determined. Dugs and turkeys were the only domesticated animals in America at the time Columbus discovered the New World. 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