'WEDNESDAY, MAT 19, 1948 Laney Questions Revolt Plebiscite Governor Doubfs Legality of Voting If To Bolt Demo Party LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 19 (UP)—The leader to Southern opposition to President Truman yesterday questioned the legality of auArkansas plebiscite on any revolt from Ihc Democratic Party. Gov. Ben Laney admitted that the vote would be desirable but that It would have no legal standinc under stale laws and rules of the Democratic Party. Balloting in the state's July 27 primary was suggested by June P Woolen of Utlle Rock, a member of the State Democratic Committee Woolen said there had been charges that (lie people were not wholeheartedly behind a threatened rebellion should Mr. Truman be nominated, and that Ihe vote would 1 indicate their feelings. Laney explained that at present the Democratic State Convention The popular vote, he said, would have no more than a moral hold upon the electors. Laney also denied tliat selection of presidential electors at the 2^ e convention was undemocratic. fBl'he electors are named by the delegates to the state convention who had been chosen by county conventions," Laney declared. "The county convention delegates are elected • by the people, and In my oplulori, the whole matter goes back to the grassroots through the Democratic Party machinery." Burglar Killed While Robbing Sate of $5 NEW YOkK, May 19. (UP)—One man was shot and killed and another seriously wounded yesterday when police trapped a gang of sev- «*i as they tried to open a safe which contained only $5. Pour men and a blonde woman, •aid by police to be members of a gang of safeerackers which had been under suspicion for several weeks, were jailed. Police said the men and (heir woman companion were followed by members of the Safe and LoH Squad when they went to (he office of the Atlantic Terminal Co. in ' Brooklyn. One of the thugs. Tommy dc Lucia, 42, of Brooklyn, was killed instantly. Another, Frank Caggiano, J^ of Manhattan was shot in the stomach and left arm and was taken to a hospital in serious condition. m/VTHEVILLE (AUK.) 1 OOtlKIER SEW! Union Pickets Respect Rifles Director at Oak Ridge Opposes Strike Arbitration OAK RIDGE. Tenil.. May 19(UPI—C. N. Rucker. executive director of the Oalc Rirge Natioiml laboratory, said yesterday (h«t arbitration of b»slc cost factors arbitrator tin control over eco- In the current •lomto worker* dispute would be "delegating to the nomtcal mid efficient operation." Ilueker .said In « statement Hint the operating company at O«lc Riilge Cai-blile and Carbon Chemicals Co, did not "intend to evade" Its resiwnslbillty for operating the laboratory | t( «n efficient manner Some 900 APL atomic workers here are under federal court Injunction not lo strike. The Injunction, granted la-sl. March, expires June 7. The workers «re seeking higher pay »nd Improved conditions. In Washington, union leaders offered to submit Ihe dispute to arbitration rather than strike Charged With Fourth Murder CHATTANOOGA. Ten,,., Mlly ]0 (UP)-ciyde Bnkor. 42, »•«., c |mr- «ed yesterday with the murder of onslable J. R. Skellon. marking he fourth lime In 16 years lie has -?en accused of killing a „„,„. Hamilton County Police Capt Bert Hogue, who filed the I'luuges, Mid thai Baker and Skfllon were landing beside his car last night when Baker pulled his pl.stol and old the constable Unit "I bot I in draw faster than you can." Baker, Hoxue charged, llioi anltl ie would "like to .spvuk lo Die captain alone," and that when Skclton went (o (he front of the car Baker backed lownrrt the rear and fired. Baker was chiitKcd with (Iu> of Claude Cohelcy In 193J Non-union workmen took up i-Ulcs and stood off sixty would-be pickets of Local 2301 Inlcrtmtlo.mi Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America when the union men attempted to picket A housing project Job on Hie outskirts of Cornwall, Ontario. The union men retired to a nearby highway when the non-si,Iking | .workmen engaged In what they termed "significant target practice." Cornwall police arrived later and relieved the men of the rifles, but the pickets still maintained ft respectful distance. (NBA Telcphoto ) it will inc r iud" C TOVicTooo l \mdcV-i^' ou *' 1 *'"*<** Diamond I graduates of the Navy Academy Dropped in fee Cream and colleges with Naval ROTC U " lts - EARLE, Ark., May 18. (UP)~ The Navy announced last night (Mrs. Zell Munii was happy todav IHt [IIP J-J-chlll Mr.,Ii4... , _ .„ ... . •' that the M-ship Mediterranean fleet will be replaced by a 12-ship fleet around June 10. 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