The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 22, 1948 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 22, 1948
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THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 1948 Convention Head Sought in Dixie Democratic Leaders , Alto Want- Keynoter From a Southern State By Dean w. DlUmer United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON. April 23. (UP)Democratic Jeaders, hopeful of patching up the party's North- South feud, looked toward Dixie today Jor a keynoter and a permanent chairman for their national convention. Some democratic bigwigs, It we.-, learned, have insisted that boln these strategic convention pasts go to men from below the Mason- Dixon line as a gesture of party harmony. Those mentioned most prominently to date have been House Democratic Leader and rormir Spenker Sam Rayburn oj Texas and Senate Democratic Leader Al- bcn W. Bark ley of Kentucky. One may be selected as the keynoter and the other as the permanent chairman, but not final determination has yet been made. Since there has been little lessening ol Southern opposition to -President Truman's civil rights pro- jyjram, some Democrats believe Southerners must be selected for these key convention positions. They say that Rayburn and Barkley arj "men of stature" and would be acceptable to Northern and Southern Democrats alike "They're about the only ones who could hola the convention together," one prominent Democrat said. Both Seek Parly Unity Rayburn and Barkley consistently have fou?ht for party unity The tact that both will support Mr. Truman for the nomination—unless something imforsecn develops between now and the. July 12 opening of the convention — makes them readily acceptable to leaders of the Democratic National Committee. Meanwhile, Chairman J. Howard McGrath of the Democratic National Committee predicted that Mr. Truman will go into the convention with the support of "every -stile West of the'Mississippi Riv- Just back from » three-week Western junket, McGrath said there is no doubt that Mr. Truman will be nominated on the first ballot. Tile bued nil observations on talks with party leaders on the West Coast and the simultaneous endorsement of the president by Mid- Weilern leaders meeting recently »t Des Moines, la. McGrath said the names of Sen. Joseph C. OTHahoney of Wyoming »nd Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas are being mentioned prominently In the West aa possible vice presidential running m«t« for Mr. Truman. BLYTHBVH.T.R (ARIO COURIER NEWS Tuberculosis Clinic Serves Many Flogging Suspect Believed Suicide Admitted KKK Member, Under 2 Indictments, Found Dead in Home By J«rk Hmrvey (United Pres. Staff Correspondent) ATLANTA, Ga., April 22 (UP)— The silver-haired "Black Raider" who admitted that he and two other accused flogger.i were mem* bers of the Ku Klus Klan was found denrt In his liomc here Inst night, a 6»l>i»B shotgun wound in his side. A coroner's inquest wns scheduled for 1 p.m. CST today to determine the cause of his dcnlh. Police Indicated that it appeared to 1)0 suicide. S. C. Kehdey, 58-ycnr-old utility company lineman, wns found dead In his bedroom, a .IZ-KUURC repeater shotgun lying by Ills side. Under indictment for two night IloRBlnos carried out by the "Blnck Raiders" —Courier News Photo Shown here Is State Senator j. Lee Bearden of Lcachville, who was one of the many men taking advantage of the opportunity of learning whether they may be carriers of germs which may cause tuberculosis, ose of the worst enemies of mankind. The photograph was made In the State Health Department's portable x-ray unit which is being operated In Western Mississippi county this week. Chest pictures are being made of persons over 14 years old under th e auspices of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association. Homes in every'community were given educational literature before the clinics began in an elfort to obtain 100 percent coverage, and locate ever active case of tuberculosis Miner Says Strike for Pensions Was Worth All the Wages He Lost Joe Buchanan on Trial On Charge of Gambling JONESBORO, Ark., April 32(UP)— The prosecution continued its case against joe Buchanan today on a charge of operating a gambling house »s it temporarily put aside other counts of bootlegging against him. The gambling charge carries i penalty of or* to three years, imprisonment. Judge Charles Light announced that after the trial of Buchanan •who i( one of six Indicted and arrested on similar charges, court will be recessed until May 3. A number of state's witnesses testified yesterday that they gambled at Buchanan's night spot and that he managed the gambling. U. of A. Students Okay New Constitution at Polls , Ark. April 22 (UP)-A new constitution at the University of Arkansas, which needs only faculty senate approval to he- come effective, was voted by the students yesterday. The count was •1,046 for to 41 against. .The new charter sets up three branches of student government ___ legislative, executive and Judicial In the past, the student body president has presided over the student senate, allowing the legislative and executive branches to function as one. There has been no student court In the past TAKES REAL BLOOD Wirriri Fetl Nervous Drtad Duties Ftel Tirri *t«i»t Pipltss Rtsistanct Low Blwrf It ifie for» ot Ule. Blood !• r»», WEST FRANKFORT, Til Apr.l 22. (UP)-Eddie Pranko. a veteran of 21 years in the coal mines, figured today that the United Mine Workers strike was worth every cent of the wages he lost. "I'm glad it's over,'- he said, "but it was perfectly justified because we needed' that pension badly." Other miners nodried in agreement as Franko spoke. Franko is a motormati at O1:I Ben Mine Number 3 near here. H£ also is secretary of UMW Locai 959. Last Summer, when an explosion killed 27 men at Mine Number 8, Pranko was the first man to reach the scene of UK blast underground. He led many injured miners to safety. Franko is 3B and has a wife an-i one child. He figures he lost about ?1M In wages during the walkout. "I don't stand to gain much from the strike personally." he said. "At least not for a long time. But most of us didn't strike because we were going to get something out of it personally. "I see it this way. The old fellows struck years ago to get, us the higne'r wages thnt we have now. We're justified in striking now to get pensions for them. "The way we feel, it's Just a mat-' ter of paying them back." Franko admitted that the miners sort of like the chance to get out of the tunnels to go fishing during the spring strikes. Last week a s;grt was hung up at Old Ben Mine Number 9. It read: "Lei's hope ihey put John L. in jail and we can all go fishing." Despite the sign, Franko said "every man was behind Lewis 100 per cent." Franko recalled many strikes that came up during his life as a miner. But he said "this is one o;' the most important I've had anj- thing to do with." "Most people don't realize th?t the pensions will help everybody concerned with the mines," he said. "The pensions will let the old miners quit so that the younger men can find jobs in the mines The owners will get better production from the younger crews." Fra.U-o said his wife had trouble feeding the family during the time he lost wages during the strike. He said "it isn't easy these days" to save much money on his $68 a week. "We wouldn't go out on strike il we didn't feel lhat what we want is right," he said. "And a strike is the only way we can fight back and get it. "All the men feel that way. You won't :ind any real coal miner who isn't behind Lewis and our demands all the way" Pemiscot County Democrats Name 10 State Delegates CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo., April 22. — Pemiscot County Democrats have named ten delegates and ten alternates to the state Democrat Convention. The state Convention will be held May 1-2-3. in Jefferson City at the state capital building. Delegates named were: D. Bei> Holly of Cooler, Steve V Medling and County Treasurer Ray J. Campbell of Hayti, Bert Skinner of Braggadocio, and Judge M. R Rowland. County Chairman Ja;ncs M. Reeves. Miss Hattie Lewis,'Tom Nuckles, S. Crew's Reynolds, and Atty. Sam J. Corbett, all of Cani- thersville. Alternates: County Magistrate G. W. Yates and w. W. Chism of Hayti, and Mrs. Jake claxlon, Atty. Everett Reeves. Atty. Fred Henley, Atty. Sharon J. Pates, County Recorder James T. Ahcrn, Sam Buchanan, Mrs. Tressie Wilks, and Mrs. Ethel Rainey, all of this city. The delegates were unlnslructed. At the convention here Atty. Robert w. Hawkins, former prosecuting attorney of this comity, was temporary chairman and keynote speaker, Mrs. R. R. pickle of Stanley was temporary secretary, and later elected permanent secretary. County chairman James M. Reeves of this city was elected permanent chairman of the convention. Assumes C. of C. Duties PIN EBLUFF, Ark., April 22.— (UP) '-Charles Varn of Anniston, Ala. was in pine Bluff today to j assume his duties as secretary- manager of the Chamber of Commerce He succeeds T. R. Green, now manager of the West Memphis Chamber. Reed Courier News Want Ads. for a normal person and must bi „„,,?!! tiornbly nervous, worried, nmfleVl dullS 7 OUT OF 10 F F E R SJ3 nood oulldlns m,terl.ils.So ¥"' Ii Jo'v 1 /" 11 ' bl<X><i "" coun ' Dn,, 8W » Soybeans Have Your Beans Cleaned fie/ore Planting! Our Cleaner Removes All Grass and Weed Seed Doyle Henderson Soybean Company Highway 61 So. Phone 2860 Keheley »-»s free under $5,100 bond at the time of his death. Relatives found two scribbled notes, bmely legible, in the Kehe- Icy home, apparently left by the Klansinan before his death. They snld In part: "i can't ilmid to go on like lhls...l luve never sworn to-a lie... I luve »l»»ya tiled to do Ihe best 1 c»n by everybody...this Is the onl» w »y 1 know out." • One note named someone is ••» Rood- feller," but the name was Illegible. Arrested Last Thurwliy Kelieley was under Indictment for the flosBliiRS of Joe Berry «nrt Hoy arnvltt, having been arrested Inst Thursday «s he fled l!u scene of the Berry whipping. He vta accused Iti (mother threatened lashing. Following (he Berry whipping he Frtmlitcd to police lhat he was a Klansmnn and named two oilier members of the flowing party », KKK members. 'Hie self-styled Hlack n«Mers" nlle e edly Hogged nrn-y because "he was drinking too much and wasn't sup|x>rtlng hi s wife and child." Kchelcy's wile told pollc* he h«d been despondent yesterday utter- noon tnd ih« wu led to bellevn he Intended to take hf« own life. She •aid the left the house »nd cilled her brother-in-ltw to »sk for help When they returned to the houte' the brolher-ln-l«w, w. O. Smltli of nearbv Jonejboro, On., found one note In the dining room. He immediately looked In lh« bedroom «nd found Kcheley'x body »nd the second note. The body was jpr«wlfd on the Door, mid police s«ld th« pojlllon was such lhat Keheley m»y h»ve propped Hie shotgun *(»ln>t the >lde of Hit bed «nd reached over to pull the trlrger, One discharged »hell w» found near the body, «nd two loaded <h*ll> w<r« In the gun. A total of alx men have been arrested for the flogglngn here «n<i In Troup County carried out by i band of men posing u "Black Raiders" PAGE Man He/d Finding Of Former Wtf.'« /n/ories Novy Makes CourtejyCal/ Albert O. Prakcs, fireman ap- prenllce, USN, son of Mr. «nd Mr* Clyde of Sleele, Mo. was among the United States Navy men who paid the courtesy visit to the Irish Free Slate recently. This is • ' , M-ye.r-old Calico Rock n,»n, w u In Independence County j.ii here tod»r« officer* continued their Investigation nto Injuries suffered Tuesday by his former wife. ' MM. Jacqueline Ad»m* B»ker * !ii K°' ', ive days ' *" '" » Bal *«ville ho»pl • with . fr«ctured »kull. Her condition WM described u Officers Mid Mrs. Baker either Jumped or fell from Adams' speed- C " r ** ll * e Ilie youlhful Mrs. Btker 1, a .t^li "i ln , * Balesvllle clinic ?M,. r I" , d " 18 ' lter <" Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. John»on of Couker City, Kan. She had divorced Ad.m. »mi was married to Rjiasoni Baker of Newport last Saturday. „„?'?",'* "I 11 Ad »»« »m>arently called for hi., former wife about noon mesrt»y to drive her to Moun- I lain Home to vMt relatives. > was ] "rresled In pinevllle early yester-l HEAR Ati THAT'S ON j YOUR f RECORDS ' PHONOGRAPH NIID1I Precision Economy FrU«* the first such visit since the close 1 of World War II. ! PENING! FRIDAY APRIL 23 A BRAND NEW SHOE STORE IN BLYTHEVILLE Yes, we arc proud to unveil one of the finest and most complete Shoe. Stores in Northeast Arkansas come Friday! Smart lines of PETERS ihoes for the man, woman, boy or girl at POF'ULAR TRICES! You'll marvel at the tiuality, service and economy lhat is always yourg when you huy PETERS shoes. Every pair is guaranteed! W« cordially in- vite everyone to come jn and visit with us on opening day tomorrow. FEATURING A MODERN SHOE REPAIR SHOP We hav« installed the most modern equipment known to the shoe repair Industry to give you the BEST In REPAIR WORK at al! times. We invite you (o inspect our Landis-equip- p«d shop. NATIONALLY FAMOUS PETERS SHOES For Men CITY CLUB For Women VELVET STEP For Children WEATHERBIRD Come In And Give This Modem New Store a Look! HEUER'S 421 W. Main St. Blythcyille

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