The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 7, 1955 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 7, 1955
Page 6
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY MARCH 7, 1955 Legislature in Final 3 Days with Three Big Bills Undecided By RAT STEPHENS LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas General Assembly today opens the last three'and a half days of its 60th session with two big school problems, financing and segregation, still undecided. Both the House and Senate must, approve or defeat before noon Thursday the temporary sales tax increase asked by Gov. Orval Pau- bus to provide emergency aid tor the public schools. tad in the Senate one of the biggest fights of the session is shaping up on a bill to help Arkansas maintain racial segregation in its public school system. This measure, co-sponsored by a group of legislators from east Arkansas, agricultural delta, Is aimed at allowing the state to evade the D. S. Supreme Court's decision that segregation is unconstitutional. Its Senate sponsors, Sen. Fletcher Long of Forrest City and W. E. Fletcher of Scott, hope that at least the bill will delay integration of the races. Complicated System The bill proposes to set up a long, complicated systems of appeals from the decisions of School Boards on segregated schools. Now, when a School Board fails to accept a Negro student in a white school, the student can appeal directly to federal court. The U. S. Supreme Court has held that all state remedies must be exhausted before appeal can be taken to federal court, but Arkansas law now provides no such appeal system. "We merely are trying to provide some state remedies," says Long. The bill would establish a "school assignment officer" in each district and empower him to assign each student to a specific school. If the parents of a pupil are dis- pleased with the assignment, they can appeal, under Long's bill, to the school board. From there, the appeal chain would lead to the county school supervision the state Board of Education, the circuit court, and the Arkansas Supreme Court. Confident of Passage An appeal could not be taken to the federal district court until it had completed the state system. Long is confident that the bill will pasl. He says that he has 12 senators pledged to vote for the bill despite tremendous pressure exerted against \t by organized Negro groups. Only six more votes would be necessary to pass the bill, which already has been approved by the House, and Long is certain that he can get them. Many of the senators do not want to be forced to cast a vote on the bill, and would welcome a chance to kill it quietly. Long, however, has said that he will insist on a roll call vote on the bill. The senator defeated an undercover move to table the bill shortly after it arrived from .the House about two weeks ago. A group of senators got enought votes to table the bill, which would have killed it for this session. The tabling motion can be, and usually is, done on a voice vote. Such a maneuver would have let the senators kill the bill without going oh' record for or against it. Long got wind of the move, and promptly got six other senators to agree to join him in asking for a roll call. Since the roll call was what the Senate wanted to avoid, the tabling move was dropped. The fight should develop tomorrow — the last day set aside this session by the senate to consider House bills. BUDDY —National Buddy Poppy Girl for 1955 is actress Dorothy Malone. She was selected by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Woo Didn't Whoa, Stork Wins Race LOS ANGELES 1*1 — A little woo that forgot to whoa is doing just fine today. Eugene Woo, 25, was rushing his wife, Pui Chon Woo. 23, to the hospital yesterday for the birth of their second child when his car struck a parked auto. Amid the confusion the baby, a 6-pound, 15- ounce daughter, arrived. Doctors from a nearby emergency hospital treated Mrs.. Woo for a head cut and reported both mother, father and daughter in good condition. Tipton to Head Alcohol Board LITTLE ROCK Wi—The state Alcholic Beverage Control Board has selected Archie Tipton of Little Rock as executive director to succeed Ell W. Collins, who resigned. Tipton, 80. is a native of Van Buren County and a former state representative. NAVY BROTHERS — (Left) — Midshipman George Eugene O'Brien, son of the late John Z. O'Brien and Mrs. Louise O'Brien Corey of Ohio, is a cadet in the U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. O'Brien enlisted in the Navy in 1951. A former graduate of Blytheville High School Johnny O'Brien is now with the U. S. Navy at San Diego, Calif. O'Brien is a member of the hospital staff at Camp Pendleton, Calif. South Carolina for eight weeks of advanced infantry training. Pvt. Wilson, who entered the Army Nov. 1954, has just returned from 14 days leave following eight weeks of basic infantry training. News oi Men In die Service I Harold U. Evans, 20. son of Mr. ——^——————— j au ci Mrs. Joe Evans, Route 1, Ken- Pvt. George L. Wilson, 25, son of | n ttt, recently was promoted to cor- Mr. and -Mrs. W .R. Wilson, Route p 0rn i while a member of the 24th 3, Blytheville, has been assigned to Company M, 502nd Airborne Infantry Regiment at Fort Jackson, Air-Sea Battle Stories Cause Panic in Luzon MANILA—Stories of a reported air-sea battle in the South China Sea off the Philippines Saturday caused a panic among Luzon Island coastal villagers. A Philippine News Service dispatch iron] Currimao, saiu residents had reported "witnessing a i battle between six black planes and three ships about five miles onshore Friday." Currimao town authorities immediately placed the area under alert and some villagers began evacuating their homes, the PNS report said. A U. S. Navy spokesman here said "we have investigated the reports and have found nothing." Infantry Division in Japan. Corporal Evans ,a clerk in the 3rd Battalion Headquarters Company of the 19th Regiment, entered the Army in May 1953 and completed basic training at Fort Leonard AIR FORCE BASE TRAINEE Garland L. Newsom, 25, son of Rudolph Newsom, Rt. 1, Leachville, is completing his Air Force Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas . Wood, Mo. PFC Albert E. Anderson, son of Thomas J. Anderson, Route 1, Kennett, is one at nearly 5,000 soldiers specially selected to participate in Exercise Desert Rock VI, which is being held at the Atomic Energy Commission's Nevada Test Site during the current atomic test series. Anderson is regularly stationed at Fort Ord. Calif., with the 50th Chemical Service Platoon. He is a veteran of the Korean AIR FORCE BASIC TRAINEE —Bobble Crews, 20, son of L. A. Crews, 2005 Cherry, Blytheville, is completing his Air Force Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. conflict. Army Pvt. Andrew W. Young Jr., 22, whose mother lives at 317 Elizabeth, Osceola, recently arrived at Schcfield Barracks, T.-H., and is now a member of the 25th Infantry Division. Private Young arrived overseas from an assignment at Fort Sill, Okla. A former student at Vanderbilt University and a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity, he. entered the Army last September, j HONOR GUARD — Sgt. Billy R. Abbott, son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Abbott, Caruthersville, recently was named to a honor guard company honoring Lt. Gen. Thomas Hlckey, commander of IX Corps, during the general's recent visit to Tokyo. Sgt. Abbott, a claims investigator for Judge Advocate General's section of the 800M Army Unit, entered the Army in 1952. IN ATOMIC MANEUVER — Army 2nd Lt. Bobbie G. Berry of Manna is participating in "Exerdise Follow Me," a simulated atomic warfare maneuver at Fort Benning, Ga. Berry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Villard B. Berry, is a 1052 graduate of Ans- costia High School. He attended the University of Maryland for one year before entering the Army in September, 1953. Holidays No Fun For This Girl 1NGLEWOOD. Calif. Wi — Never ask 8-year-old Cheryl Ann Creech if she had a nice time over the holidays . The Fourth of July in 1948 she contracted whooping cough. New Year's Day in 1951 — a tonsillectomy. Her birthday. May 1, 1951 — measles. Christmas Day, 1951 — pneumonia. This year Cheryl had flu on St. Valentine's Day and Lincoln's Birthday and had an appendectomy on Washington's Birthday. Her mother, Mrs. Jesse J. Creech, gave her a big basket of eggs yesterday — for an early Easter celebration. She is recovering from the Washington's Birthday surgery. 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