The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 4, 1948 · Page 1
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FAtlK TWO High Court Rules Out Covenants ', Agreement* Barring . } Negroe* from White i Neighborhoods Void •.'WASHINGTON, M»y 4 (UP)— (tie Supreme Court rul«d yuterday •gainst racial real estate agreements which bar Negroes »nd other rninorities from "white" neighborhoods. 'The high court ruled that such eonvenants cannot be Ittrally enforced in court. ; The decision knocked the legal props from under so-calied reslrlct- jve "covenants" that blanket many all-white residential areas In almost every big city from coast to coast. Chief Justice Fred M. Vinsou handed down the decision. There were no dUsents. However, Justice Robert H. jHckson, Stanley P. Reed and iWillle B. Ruthledge disqualified themselves from the case. While 'justices do not give reasons for staying out of cases, it Is known that at •least Jackson »nd Rntledge own Property covered by restrictive ag- i "Upon full consideration," Vlnson iMld, 'we have concluded thai In BLYTHFJVTLLB (ARK.)' OOURrEit NEWS I the** CUM the state* h*v« acts* to deny petitioners the equal protection of (lit Uwa tuannUe by the 14th Amendment." The ruling came In the case* of Nefro families who bought into covenanted neighborhoods in St. Louis and Detroit, Courts in both iUt«* ordered the Negro** evicted. An hour afUr announcing th* court's ruling actlnst tUte enforcement of covenants, Vlnton announced that feilenl courts, too, >re prohibited from enforcing the restrictive agreement*. That decision eajn* in th* cut of four Washington Negro families who had been ordered to get out of their new homes. "It Is not consistent with the public policy of th* United States," Vinson said, "to permit federal courts in the nation's capital. ..to compel action denied the itatt courts" where the state action was found to violate the Constitution. ISM* Censldend Inperteat The federal government considered the Usue so Important that it Intervened formally when the case* reached the supreme court. The Justice Department uked the high tribunal to strike down all discriminatory restrictive real estate agreements. Vinson said that private covenant! In themselves are legal. But, he said, for courts to enforce them Is official "state auction" which cannot be permitted under th* constitution. The 14th Amendment to the constitution, adopted In IMS, says In COMPARE SPHD Does t week's wash tta 1«*. thxa an hour! One tub unifies while the other rimes mnd ipimt damp- dry. Removes up to 25% tnor* wai« . , . cloihes dry faster. COMPARE CONVENIENCE No slow feeding of pieces through a wringer. No vet tub* needed . . . you rinse right i* the spinner basket. COMPARE SAVINGS E**r gives you more for your money. Saves cleaning bills ... does "washable" drape* H bone! $•* .fc — sM*^-.. •f>«r : M89" (AST TUMS / »• Charles S. Lemons, Furniture •• -' • • • •••'• ' rated Electoral College Revision Sought By Bill in Senate WASHINGTON, May 4. (UP)— The Senate Judiciary Conmillv* ha* approved a resolution to rt- vlac th* method of casUn*- electoral coll«f e voles for president. The Mil would permit amending the constitution to permit castinc electoral collate votes on a percentage equal to the number of rotes received by 'each candidate at the polls In each, state. Under the present system, the candidate getting the majority of the YOU* In a state gets all of that state's votes In the electoral college. The bill is similar to one approved by the House Judiciary Committee and now awaiting House action. Under the proposed system, Tor example, a state might have • 10 electoral votes. If the Republican candldaU got SI per cent of the votes cast at the polls and the Democrat the other *• per cent, the Republican would control 5.1 electoral votes and the Democrat «.i. If approved by Congress, the proposal would have to be ratified by X states. There Is no chance of sjich a system being put Into effect for this election. tration or political power in the hands of a lew for exercise down to fhe smallest political subdivisions o! government, "Japan, traditionally governed under the latter. Is now fully oriented toward the former. . ". Japan today is • land of relative calm and purposeful effort In n turbulent and confused surrounding." Striking Packinghouse Workers Sued for $25,000 BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 4 (UP) —Wilson and Co. meat packers, TUESDAY- MAY 4, 194« yesterday filed a federal suit seeking »25,oca damages /rom the United Packinghouse Workers of America (CIO). The suit charged that the union's officer* and members of its Blrm- inghani local had conspired to violate the section of the Tatl-Hart- :,ley Act which relates to fulfillment of contract between union and Ada Lee Howell, secretary-treasurer Japanese Grasp Fundamentals Of Democracy TOKYO, May 4. (UP) — Japan was credited by Oen. Douglas MacArthur today with having achieved the fundamentals of democratic government. Notable progress has been made In the past 13 months, Mac Arthur said in a statement marking the first anniversary of the Japanese constitution. "The very essence of democracy Mes In the reservation of the mai- Imum of political power In the people for exercise up to the smallest political subdivisions of government," MacArthur said. "Its antithesis lies In the concen- [part: "No state shall make or enforce any law' 1 which shall abridge the privileges or Immunltes of cltisens of the United 8tates...Nor deny any person within its Jurlsdtctiin equal protection of the laws." Vinson said that "these are not cases in which the states have merely abstained from action, leaving •private Individuals free to Impose such discriminations as they see fit." Instead, Venslon said, In thec cases the states made available to the agreeing real estate owners "the full coercive power of govern ment." This power, he said, was used to deny "on the grounds of race or | color" the right of the Negro prop- I erty owners to enjoy their property rights. , . "It is/clearthatrjbut' for'the active Intervention of the 'courts, supported by 'the full panoply of sUte pow! er," Vinson said, "petitioners would have be«n free to occupy the properties in Question without restraint. 1 Special! An Unuiual Prict Range in All Typ«i Walnut Finish Suite 59.75 to 132.75 i Bedroom Furniture Walnut Veneer Suite 149.50 to 26475 Mahogany Finish Suite 169.50 to 179.50 Solid Aged Black Walnut Suite Cent.r Drawer Guide Duirproof throughout - Oak interiors '367 50 Mahogany Veneer Suite 329 50 Solid Maple Suite 149.50 to 224.75 Oak Platinum Finish Suite Center Drawer Guide . . . Dtittprvof . . See it in our window '219' to $264.75 Charles S. 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