The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 4, 1955 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 4, 1955
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FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 195B BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER PAGB THREE Senate Committee Again Fails To Act on Appoinment of Harlan By JOHN CHAUWKK iSHINGTON (AP) — Nearly four months have passed since President Eisenhower id Judge John Marshall Harlan, of New York, to be a Supreme Court justice, iling another to the series of delays, the Senate Judiciary Committee met yesterday By JOHN CHAUWKK WASHINGTON nominated without acting" on the nomination. Instead,' it set next Wednesday for a vole on whether to recommend Senate confirmation. What held up Senate action so long on the appointment of the 55- year-old lawyer—especially when no one questioned his integrity or his legal ability? The shift in control of Congress from Republicans to Democrats was one reason. The Judiciary Committee had to reorganize. But of more importance was a controversy that sprang up reminiscent of the angry Senate battle last year over the proposed constitutional amendment of Sen. Bricker (E-Ohlo) to curb treaty powers. It dealt with Marian's views on world government and on whether treaties might override the United Stales Constitution and state laws. It was raised by his membership on the National Advisory Council of the Atlantic Union Committee. Not A "Onc-Worldcr" Harlan denied he was a "one- worlder," and said he did not favor any surrender of American sovereignty. He said he had not been active in the Atlantic Union group, and had not even paid dues. Suggestions also have been advanced that this controversy was seized on by some Southerners on Hie Judiciary Committee who wanted to avoid raising the school segregation issue. This the Southern senators denied. Harlan is the grandson and namesake of a Supreme Court justice who wrote a vigorous dissent in an 1896 decision upholding the doctrine of separate but equal facilities for the races. That doctrine, first applied to transportation, also affected schools until last year when the Supreme Court unanimously outlawed racial segregation in the public schools. In the Judiciary Committee's hearings on the nomination, concluded a week ago. Sen. Eastland (D-MlssJ asked Harlan if he thought the Supreme Court should change established interpretations of the Constitution in accordance with the economic, political or sociological views of judges on the court. "Asking: General Question" With a smile, and taking olf hi; lay thiit question bare, you are asking me how I would have voted on the segregation case if I had been a member of the court?" , Easlland insisted he was just asking a general question and dropped the subject. The court has been without its full membership since the 'death of Justice Robert H. Jackson last October and, while waiting for the vacancy to be filled, has postponed arguments on how and when its ruling in the school segregation case is to be put into effect. Harlan had been confirmed by the Senate—in February 1954—for his present job as a judge of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York .when Eisenhower decided to elevate, him to the Supreme Court, Spokesmen for the American Bar Aasn. and the New j York State Bar Assn. hailed the appointment. A member of a prominent law firm in New York City,, Harian had wide experience as a trial lawyer before he went on the bench. He also had been counsel for the 'New York State Crime Commission. One of the chief opposition witnesses was George Racey Jordan, an ex-Air Force major and supporter of Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis). He appeared as spokesman for the American Coalition, an organization with the avowed aim of keeping "America American." He said Harlan might supply the vote distinction as to race. Some of the-Judiciary Committee members opposing Harlan have made much of this case, saying they fear he might tip the court balance so thai it would hold in some future case that a treaty could override federal or state laws and constitutions. Harlan, in testimony before the committee, said it would be improper for him to express his views on any specific cases but he emphasized that, as a Supreme Court justice, he would feel a duty to uphold and enforce the Constitution Maybe it's better to 90 bonk- rupt than never to hove loved pt all. •"•" and the law. While disclaiming any "one- world" views and testifying his connection with the Atlantic Union movement had been only nominal, Harlan said he nevertheless believed this country must align itself with other free nations In resisting" Communist aggression. He told the committee, however, that whatever arrangements of that kind are made, they "must be done under the laws and the Constitution of the United states." necessary "to abolish the United States by judicial decision." He referred to a case involving the refusal of a cemetery in Sioux City, Iowa, to bury an American Indian killed in the Korean War, because of a racial restrictive clause in its contract. Ruling Stood 'Hie Iowa Supreme Court upheld the cemetery in a damage suit brought by the soldier's widow, and the Supreme Court by a 4-4 vote let the ruling of the state court stand. Among the points raised by counsel for the widow was the contention that the cemetery contract violated the U.N. treaty provision pledging member nations to promote observance of human rights spectacles, Hnrliin answered: "To and fundamental freedoms without 300-Pound Prisoner Must Take Jail Aecomodarions as They Are PIKEVILLE, Ky. (/PI — A 300- pound motel owner, who felt jail would be more comfortable with warm showers, a roomy bed and better food, is back for 30 days. Hiram Bailey wos sentenced yesterday for selling liquor in dry territory. He pleaded guilty after being warned a Jup- trial might cost him a year in trie jail. During a 60-day stay on a similar charge last year. Bailey went all the way to the Court of Appeals in an effort to have a shower and a bed more suited to his 6-foot-2 frame Installed in jail—at his own CKpense. He was particularly aimoyecl with Ithe steel cot provided him in place Cripple Slugged, Robbed by Thief ROCHESTER, N.Y. f/P) — Police today held a man who they said struck a 54-year-old cripple over the head wibh a hammer, robbed him of $30 and then stole his crutches to pawn them. Hobnrt Dorsey. bleeding from head wounds, crawled two blorks from his apartment to a restaurant for help. He was reported in poor condition »t General Hospital. Police charged Harold Brining, 46. with robbery and first-degree assault. Rich Spinster Aids Library SANTA BARBARA, Calif. r;F! — This cit.y won't have to ask citizens for a $70.000 bond issue, thanks to ;ui elderly spinster who loved bonks. Mrs. Gallic Chambers, who died last week at 76, left her entire estate to the library's Board of Directors. Probate attorneys estimate it nl between $250,000 and $300,000. The $70,000 bond issue has been dropped from the May ballot,. ol a cell bunk. 'I sortft rose up to sneeae and it; collapsed." | As for the lood. Bailey said he , was on a diet, a diet which "docs not include soup, benns and potatoes, the major items of food served prisoners." The hiRii court unieclingJy turned him down. "Poor sportsmanship." replied Bailey. "I wanted to spend my own money for my good »ml that of the other boys and they wouldn't Let me." Jailer Frank Uoleman says his king-sized prisoner has made no requests as yet for additional comforts. And it. wouldn't help if he did. "It doesn't make any difference how much money they got, every- j one in Pike County Jail gets treat- ' ed the same." IK said. Wl HAVf ITI NEW fXTRA-RJCH LIQUID PRILL the Shampoo for KIRBY DRUG STORES MY SPIRITUAL DIARY The beloved author of Ange/ Unaware invites you to share the inmost secrets of Her soul—the true story of her long, hard Journey in seeking out a faith to live by. Along the way, you wiH meet others in the limelight, step behind the scenes at Madison Square Garden and at various TV studios, and visit Dale and Roy Rogers' Hollywood home. Most important, you will be inspired by the way Dale Evans truly livof her faith and rvffoch rt to others wherever she goes. $2.00 af» fyant and Roy Roger! can b* fitorc/ and «n ov*r for local NflC radio on J TV ifalrorw. Order your copy today! . •« »• Tri-States School Supply 108 8. First, Blylhcvllt* Phone 3-8815 Be It Known.... That the BEACON BAPTIST CHURCH of Blytheville IS NOT affiliated with the SOUTHERN BAP-' TIST CONVENTION, nor affiliated with the ARKANSAS BAPTIST CONVENTION, nor are they affiliated with the MISSISSIPPI COUNTY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. Recommended by the Missions Committee and passed by the Executive Board of Mississippi County Baptist Association on February 11. 1955. WANTED! Experienced shorthand stenographer and bookkeeper, preferably with insurance experience making rates and writing policies. General line of insurance. Good Salary, hours and working conditions. Apply in person or in own handwriting to A. F. DIETRICH United Insurance Agency 111 W. MAIN ST. YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE The House of Perfect Sound & Projection SATURDAY NIGHT 10:30 SUNDAY and MONDAY MARCH 5-6-7 Afl the people.. .ail the passion all the overpowering greatness of VIRGINIA PIER JACK «T,SSSc,.« PAUL MAYO • AKGELI' GLANCE'NEWMAN SjS *m«n lot *c Krew t>y LtSSUR SAMUELS ASSOCIATE PRODUCE* BROS. 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