The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 9, 1948 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 9, 1948
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FAG« TWO (AKK.y COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JULY », 1»4» Arkansans Off To Convention Interest Increase* In Race for Governor; Merritt tackt Holt By Bob Brown (UBlM Frew SUB Correspondent) LITIU ROCK, July 8. (UP) — ArkAMAl politic* spread eastward today w some of the state's leading Democrats traveled toward Philadelphia and a l»st-dltcli stanrt *C*in*t President Truman and his much-abused civil .right* proposals. Oov. Ben Laney, a militant southern leader of the battle against Mr, Trumin, led the Arkansas delegation to the national Democratic ConT«ntlon which entrained In Little Rock last night. The 22-meni her untnstructed delegation appar ently hid these objectives: —To prevent the nomination of Mi 1 . Tru man >nd to keep his civil rights pro gram out of the, parly platform. Meanwhile, Ihe' stale's seven re malning candidates for governor share* the spotlight with Jim Mr-r- rltt of McGehee—one ol three sclf- Tragic Scene announced ex-candidates. Merritt, who withdrew from tlie race Wednesday, threw his "active" support to candidate Jack Holt. ; The McOchee attorney, who hart openly proposed n?w taxes for highway purposes, declared tliat lie con- iidered Holt's proposal to borrow si pail of the slate's Mil-plus Junds lor highway use "as faoii business." Holt has suggested Hint, the stn'.e borrow $16.000,000 Irom its own surplus investment, Recount. ; Holt Welcome* Mcrrltt ' "I think the people arc overwhelmingly against a new bond 1s- •ue and do not look with lavor on new highway taxes," Mcrrltt said. 1 Holt's headquarters welcomed Merrill's support. In Oliver- state polities candidate for governor Horace E. Thompson! announced that he will use ft radio | broadcast tomorrow to "poinl out" what he termed "fallacies" In opponent Sid McMath's proposal lor a new hlflhway bond Issue. ; At the same lime 11 was announced that all county, slate and district candidates have been In- Jvlted to speak at Mabelvale July 23rd. Mabelvale Is the site of James E. MacKrell'i children's home for (iris. Candidates McMalh, Thompson and Holt have accepted Invitations to apeak during Ihe afternoon of an all day program being arranged by. the Mabelvale High School. MacKrell will have the evening program-to himself and will broadcast over 27 state radio stations. The Republicans moved Into the. •tale act today when Tom Sulllns 1 of Fayettevllle' announced that it i< "very possible" that Thomas E. Dewey, OOP presidential candidate. Mil speak In the Third Arkansas Congressional District next Pall. Sullins Is campaign manager for D*lton Dot&on o! Kunt-svlllc. Republican candidate for Congress. He explained that Dotson Is n personal friend of the New York governor. A tragic scene at Cambridge, Ma,w.. as the relatives of Francis Lombard!, 8-ycar-old Arlington, Mass., boy, leave Jerry's Pit after the boy drowned while swimming Hit older brother, Charles, who was rescued, Ihe two grlof stricken aunt.';. iN'EA Telcphoto.) Union Official Dragged from House Hearing NBW YORK, July «. — (UP) — Jnclc Paley, MCreUry-treMtircr of Iwal 65 of tlu- Retail, wholesale and Department Star* union ICIO), »'«» removed forcibly from the wltneM «U"d yt«Ltrd»y when he Kfuseri to answer question* during • House subcommittee hearing on communist influence In the union. Rep. Chralei J. Kemten, R , Wl»., warned other wltnewei and »pect»- tor« that 0. 8. marshaln would eject anyone refusing to cooperate In the hearing. paley was the flr«t wttnes* today. 'I'he disturbance occurred when Kerslen, chairman of the CongreM- lonal aubcmomlttee, asked him i( he wa« among 1*4 CIO leaders who were listed by the Dally Worker, Communist party newspaper, In January 1944 as having congratulated H on it* 20th anniversary. When Paley said that he did not want to answer that question, Ker- 8ten ordered him to leave the witness stand. Two deputy U. a marshals took htm by the aims and led him to the rear of Hie room as he protested that It wan "a frame-up by this committee" and an attempt to railroad me to Jail," Win-Tapping iyidence Uted to Convict Woman NEW YORK. July 9. <UPI—Mrs. Nancy Fletcher Choremi, aloe-eyed daughter (il a U.S. career diplomat, and two women companions convicted by telephone evidence as belnu »IOO-a-nlght call girls said today they would ap|>eal their case to a higher court. Magistrate Arthur Markewlch in Women's Court found the 27-yenr- old Mrs. Choremi, whose father is U. 8. consul general at Casablanca,! guilty of charges of loitering In her mldtown apartment for the purpose of prostitution. The only direct evidence submitted was that of a wire-tapped telephone conversation In which the dark-haired beauty agreed to keep a date with a man. Prosecutor to Prefer Murder Charge in Riion HISON, Ark., July 9. —'UP)— Charges of lltst degree murder were lo be (lied Uxlay against Uo Pine Bluff men despite their dc nlals of implication In a week-end slaying of another Pine Illuif man. : Ilc Jt week. Stanley Jewel Johnson, 21, died ] ,\ir. McDanlel of knllc wounds he received in an attack as he szvt alone In an automobile nenr Rlson last Saturday night. Two of his companions returned lo the car just as he was being cut and choked. Cleveland County Sheriff Martin Morgan said they had Jctentlfled the assailants, and that it was upon that basis that the charges would be Inert. 'I'he two men continued to deny any connection with Ihe assault, Morgan said. Candidate for Congress Speaks in South Mitsco James E- McDanlel, Jonesboro Attorney who Is u candidate for representative from the First Congressional District, appeared In tw« Mississippi county towns yesterday and is scheduled to visit » third appeared In Frenchman's Hayou and Joiner yesterday afternoon. He will appear at s fish try In LeachvlUe Wednesday. Head Courier News Want Ads. FREE! 25* FAMIIY SIZE* Negroes Obtain Injunction in South Carolina CHARLESTON. 8. O., July 9.— IUP)—The South Carolina Democratic Party today was restrained by a Federal Court order from preventing Negroes from enrolling In , the parly. 1 U. S, District Judge J. Wattes I Waring yesterday granted the lem- ] poravy resliflinlng order and set a Strenuous Road Tour Too Much for Singing ComtcJrent, Judy Con ova LITTLE ROCK. Ark., July 9 — (UP)—The Judy Canova show was disbanded snd reorganized yesler- | day after Ihe singing comedienne star collapsed midway of her performance here \yeriiicsday night. i The announcement was made by I William H. Klnu, producer of the i show. | King said engagements In Mem' phis and Chattanooga had been hearing for July 16 at which party cancelled, and that the troupe leaders must show cause why they : without Miss cnnova »-oulri return should not he permanently enjolnctk from denying Negroes party membership- JudRC WnrliiR Is the same judge who first handed down the decision which ruled out South Carolina's "Club plan" white primary—a decision which WFis upheld by the U. S. Supreme Court. After that ruling, (he party adopted rcRulatlons requiring both Negroes and whiles to lake nn oath upholding the state's scfircfcoUot* traditions before (hey could enroll to ll\c West Coast, Under the new | name "Cavalcade of Stars," UIR • I company will Rive pcr/orinanccs In 1 Big Spring and El Paso, Tex , and | Phoenix ,Arl«. i A Little Rock audience waited ' more lhan an hour (or ihc nbcf: to j sinrt laal nitfht due to what a j Apokeaman said wna tranAroi tatlon | trouble Iron] 'IVl.sR, Ok!(v. ! The flponsorlng American lx?glon announced It would not pay the *3,OQQ gusfrantcc, and the stagehands refused to work. When the company arrived, the actors pulled Condemned Building Falls, Injuring Seven \ ST. LOUIS. July D, — < UP)—Tlie ' wall of a condemned building adjoining the Senate Theater at : Broadway and Market streets col- j lapsed yesterday, sending a shower of bricks and mortar crashing through the roof of the theater- Seven persons were injured. Asst. Police Chief Joseph Casey said all of the Injured, two of whom were reported In serious condition at CHy Hospital, were seated In the theater balcony at the time. Casey said that wllhln 45 minutes after the accident all the viclms had heen removed from the debris and taken to the hospital. A heavy police guard was detailed around the Iwo buildings lo prevent any of the crowd of 5,000 that gathered after the from entering the structures. Cheats Death IJth Tim* WASHINGTON, July 9. (U!>i — Samuel Taylor, convicted Negro rapist of Mobile, Ala., escaped the electric chair for the llth time early today when U. S. Supreme Court Cheif Justice Fred M. Vin- .son granted him a so-day reprieve. The 20-year-old Negro was scheduled lo die at one minute after midnight until Vinson signed the stay of execution. Issued to permit ! another appeal to the IT. 8. Sup| reme Court. 1 Taylor wtvs found guilty more i than two years ago of raping a I 14-year-old white girl. This Is his 1 nth reprieve, although his sen- ! lence lias been upheld by both the Alabama and the U. S. Supreme Court.s. Read Courier News Want Ads. Read Courier News Want Ads. In the party. Primary voters must siso be qualilled to vote In the gen- I Ihe cur.talns for other members of era! election, the parly ruled, I the troupe to perform without cos- Meantime, party enrollment books in all but four counties were denied Negroes, and the issue came to a showdown when 3& Negroes were purged from the lists- In Beaufort ; County. David Brown and other Negroes whose names were stricken from the Beaufort_llst s brought suit, naming a» defendants State Democratic Chairman wllllntn P. BaAktn and 87 olher party leaders, The plaintiff asked $5,000 damages and fln Injunction "forever" against denying Negroes "the effective exercise ot their right to vote." tnmes or scenery. Miss Canova collapsed backstage nL 'the completion of one of her songs. She said later the 2,100-mile, seven-day bus tour had exh misled her She fanned lo remain in her Little Rock hotel several days tfl recuperate before returning to California. STOP Frieri CHICKEN RUSTIC INN MELONS i jit! Open 11 A. M.—12 I'. M. During July and August M'. L. Mayo, Proprietor Not Meant For Every Home Only for those fastidious women whose discreet, taate demands the finest, we proudly announce Crystal Chandeliers Imported h from Czechoslovak^. e GIFT SHOP 103 Moss Bryan East Main Street CRAIGHEA 10 COUNTIES PROCLAIM THEIR CANDIDATE 5000 WATCHED WHILE OVER 50,000 LISTENED THE PEOPLE'S PROOF "H was the mo* stupcndow* lilical celebration that I ever rt tended, and I've been tfi a lot them."—Han»f Site. Caraway. tip rh»t 'Jimboree' lo Mantlo _ and Blythevill*. We'll convinir Ihe few votes hanging fin lo the old regime."^-Pinky Tipton, theatre owner. No* nnce oor \K#t city saw | "ThouwrKh down Thad Caraway carry the colocs o\ that rarlm program and Jirn's talk Northeast Arkansas into Congress "",'],',,.!(]? ber< have I known go< H-"—Amtw Dwrid, vi»i,.,<.«n in history." n. Jim s Trent, Wcs< Helena. lo :— Glenn "In Crow county Ihe crusade 'We drove SO rnil« to hear Jim on to return Ihe ROvernmcnl speak, and wed walk lhat di5- t>>e people after thai convincinR inncc if we had to the next lime, -'end-off by CraiRhead horn Clay ciKinty is for Mr-Daniel."— 'oiks. —.John Manning, dm W. A. Anoe*-so«, merchant. Ree- ;Wyivne. "Tlial victory rally attracted nx>r Mis5is5ippi cVnintlans than our ow How dM voti R« **ii» rrovh'd n-j'.T hi* affnir^. >nd we're )toin|t dow V.'hy ils ihc \>iug«st in poUUcat the Hnt In vietorr (or McDantel. history."—Commerrt by O*c»r |— Neljwci Henry. Le«thvilVe. Melton, civic lender, This i, *e ,re, r polHte.11 f„?€» ^'eTe, ^£^ celcbrilion wnce Ihc Caraway f 11 ,u „,„!., •• i w <;iu ^ b rV. ha T. ^ e<l .. H -2_ P : *-" r^^MeC-^y" once num. Jonecborft. "Phitlip» county booster* »re spon soring Jim's appearance »l the 'We ervtoyed every mhmte of the bi|t Helena rally Ihis week, and .limboree and of Jim McD.imcS's we are rtrMRSlmp to make it the clean, hard-hitlinic lalk. We'll help biK celebralion thai was marked A! Tbe Tin Victory Ro% At iwtsbore, him carry lhat voice to —Mrs C J. Byler. womcn'i er, by his Jonesboro opening.'— Richard BMtke, TTO Coennvitteetnan. Helena. Jim McDaniel FARM-»O«N UYWW— VETERAN— ABU SPEAKEH CANIMDATE-FOR-CONGRESS-F1RST WSTWQ f. U a ^hVooy* v^° •;;«- i« »|c»-ns?-ris &&&?* AT .;».»-••_-:- -- , ,,„««, — '^r^ry^ m ,^~^«»^} s np . fti»U^ «j "'"*".. cos»cd ' cUn«<* Th« c»m« \ih« I Trim 1 TH v oecl to Better Flavor at a Thrifty Price Ahvays ask for DIXIE MARGARINE I blind*). ACT ivfekl "GIT YOUR NtX TODAY en » r«tui»r jit l»t .1 KI, fro. »r o Buy Your Blankets In July! On Lay-Away! BIG BLANKET HUES 3 Ib. 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