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PAOB TWBLVB BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEW1 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY, JT, 1948 Southern Revolt Gains Momentum Virginia Governor S««ks Flexible RuU IN Electoral College BT J*mc* C. Auttln (OnMrd Tm* SUff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UP)— Ihe governor of Virginia's efforts to icratch the names ol presidential candidates from his state's bal- Jcta high-lights the fact that the 4* states are In wide disagreement over ballot listing procedure. At l*«st four different systems Mid a number ot variations of Mch »re In effect, according to a 1944 survey made by the late Edwin A. Halsey, then Senate secretary. Qov. William Tuck, leading the Southern revolt nKainst President Truman's civil rights program, has nsked his state General Assembly to change the law so that only the names of presidential electors will appear on the ticket. This Is the procedure In Arkansas. He wants also to turn the voting power of Virginia's electoral college over to a party convention. Thus, if the Democrats carry Virginia In November, the convention could give its 11 electoral votes to any candidate it chose, or not cast them at nil. If Tuck persuades the General Assembly to follow his course and remove the candidates' nnmcs from the ballot he will take Virginia out of its present class ol 13 states which require both elector and candidates to be listed on the ballot. These others are Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wyoming. Ten states require the names of eleclorlal candidates but not the top candidates on the ballot. These are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas. Connecticut, Tlorida. Idaho. Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and South Carolina. Four states—Georgia. Maine, Ver-' mont and Utah—require the nnmcs of the electors on the ballot, and permit the listings of presidenti.il and vice presidential candidates, K such Is desired. The largest single group. 21 states, specify the nnmcs and party designations of the top candidates of each parly, but not those of the •lectori. These are California, Colorado, Deleware, Illinois, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania. Rhode Island, Texas, Washington nnd Wisconsin. Proposal That Dixie Democrats Join GOP Irks Party Leaders By Nichols WASHINGTON, Feb. av. (UP)— 'Airy Findt fort Smith f^( an Guilty ot Murder A House Republican leader today disavowed ft GOP colleague's proposal Hint the party make a ••deal" with Southern Democrats >.o scut- tie President Truman', civil rights program. O j- The'rica" WM proposed by Rep ! Clare Hoffman 11.. Mich., I, Asl!tAND CJTY Tcnn Kc ,,. 2T . speech on the House lloor so cco > ]t i degree murder and sen- ( 8 , Lson , )Cre y <, sle ,.day shortly alter the - ' deliberated nearly be willing to kill civil rights bills In return for Southern support at (he polls in November. But the House GOP leader, who asked that Ills name be withheld, remarked tersely : '•Hoffman doesn't speak for the party." "As tar as I am concerned, 1 he said, "mid I think as far as the Republican Party is concerned, plans are tfolng forward for action on the null-lynching bill. I expect It to come m> for action shortly." The bills, which would mak; lynching a federal offense, already has been approved by a House judiciary subcommittee and is cxpecl- i ed to get a favorable vote In the House soon. It would fulfill part ol Truman's controversial civil locked. Ab!x>tt was convicted on charges that he murdered Pierce C. Cnlton. Park nidge. III., salesman, lust October. A short time before the Jury returned Us verdict It reported itself hopelessly deadlocked, circuit Court Judge Wallace Smith ordered the Jurors to deliberate a while longer, nnd they soon returned the verdict. Three Chicago Men Die in Plane Crash SPRINGFIELD, Tenn., Feb. 31. (UP)—Three men killed when a private airplane crashed and burned near here were identified today from papers found at the scene as Out Conservation Plan CARUTHERSVIUJ!, Mo,, Feb. 27. —Arthur Wagner, chairman of the Pemiscot County Agricultural Conservation Committee, announced yesterday Uiat approximately 200 Pemlscot county farmers had signed with hLs department to carry out conservation practices on their farms this year Meetings have been held In eight communities by community com- niiltccnicn. and Ihe Individual farmers who have signed In the conservation program have had .farm plans complete for tliclr guidance | during the Ut'i participation pro| gram. Limited payments to those farmers participating for 1948 are offered, for carrying out such practices as liming, application of fertilizer to Brasses or legumes, water management practices such a ditching for drainage, and other approved conservation practices. Mr. Wagner stated that It was necessary for all fanners who planned to participate In the 1948 program to come to the office lu this city and file their conservation plan by March 15th. richls Platform which has moused ' Chicago businessmen strong Southern Democratic o|>.l>- The .stale Highway patrol said shion. Southerner Welcomes l>eal One Southern Democrat, who lias figured prominently in the llousu battle against anti-discrimination bills, said he would welcome a "deal" such as Hoffman outllu'd. Loan Sought to Meet Wages Teachers Seek Recalling that the Republicans carried several Southern districts in 1S28 when Ihe late Alfred E. Smith was the Democratic slaudnrd- benrcr, this congressman said: "They can <lo it again." However, the proposed "deal" drew harsh criticism from Democratic National Chairman J. Howard McGrath. He described it as a "dishonest nntt contemptible bid for votes," "I believe," Siiid McGrath. "Hint Americans of every party are too honorable to put their fnith In a party which Is willing to bid for voles at the expense of moral principles." He said this "new approach" to the civil right. 1 , problem Is one that might be expected from the party which betrayed the ideals of Its founder., .after the war between the states." Republican Nalionnl Chairman Carroll Recce refused to comment on Hoffman's proposal, or on McGrath's statement. But a member of the OOP high command in the House charged that McGrath was "just blowing this thing up to drag a red herring across the trail." He said McGrath was trying to ilU'ert Southern auger at Mr. Truman's program to the Republicans. I dead \veve Leslie W. Coombs, H. V. Brand and A. II. Eich, all of Chicago. The plane, owned by Coombs, fell nud burned in an open field about four miles Southeast of here late yesterday. It was en route from Miami, Fin. to Chicago. Coombs, head of the Wendell Manufacturing Co. ot Chicago, a paint supply firm, had gone to Florida last week to investigate the possibility of opening a branch of his avliUion service, relatives said. Patrolmen said the three men stayed at n Nashville hotel Wednesday night nnd took off from the Nashville Airport yesterday. Favm worker Billic Carroll, who saw the plane fall, said he rushed to the burning wreck too late to Svee any of the occupants. They were burned almost beyond recognition, he said. Hospital in Pemiscot May Get federal Aid CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., Feb. 27 —The Pemiscot County Hospital was one of those recommended for Federal Aid assistance by the State Hospital Hoard to participate in the $2,000.000 fund alocatcd to MIs- ouri hospitals by the Federal government. It was learned here yos- orday. The sum recommended was $175,000. In a special bond'election somc- .ime ago, residents of Pemiscot 3ounly voted affirmatively for the ssue, which provided for a county lospital costing of $350.000. It svas stated to be eligible for the Federal Aid, the building must be in the process ol erection by June 30th. Members of the County Hospital Board arc: S. Crews Reynolds. Camlhcrsvlllc. president; Fred Chaflin, Hayti, appointive s ecrc- tarv; and board members arc D. Ben Holly. Cooler, and t«. S. Wwt- kins. R. F. Greonwell and Dr. W. R. Limbaugh. all of Hayti. Osceo/o Man Speaks At Rotary Luncheon Carroll Watson of Osccola spoke on the past, and future o( the Ro- tarv Club to Rotarmns here yestcr- daynoon at their weekly meeting In the Hotel Noble. Gue.sts were Godfrey White of Osccola, the Rev. J. T. Brown of South Carolina. Ray Walton. I Rosenthai. Herman Cross and J. Aubrey Comvay. all of Blytheville, nnd Lloyd Koontz, junior Rotarian. MINNEAPOLIS, 1 Feb. 27. (UP) — Alderman George Tuttle said he would ask the Minneapolis City [ Council today to lend the school I board enough money to meet the j wage demands of striking public i •chool teachers. i Tuttle said that council funds i handed the school board must lie ] considered a loan rather than an appropriation since the two groups! are entirely separate. I Owen cnmnliighatn, labor-sup-! ported member of the school board. • said the board has scheduled a meeting for tomorrow and probably wil consider asking for a loan if Tuttle's resolution is passed by the council today. The strike was called by about 1,100 teachers, members of two locals of the AFL American Federation of Teachers, to enforce demands for a $1,000 increase in annual minimum wages and a boost of SI,800 in maxhnums. The teachers also asked that the school board abondon its plan to shorten the school year by four weeks in order to save money. More than 75.000 students have . been kept away from their class rooms in 92 schools since the strike began last Tuesday. Cunningham said he hoped the council would vote a S3.000.COO bond issue under its emergency powers. Three out of five fatal iccidents occur at night. traffii With the Courts CHANCERY Maiinic Monglin vs. J. L. Modglin. suit lor divorce. Bert E. Ellison vs. Si\m Barnes. ct al. petition to quiet title to real estate. Marriage Licenses The following couple obtained marriage license yesterday in th<! office of Miss Elizabeth Blythe. county clerk, Raymond Ray of Huffman and Miss Martha Warrington of Blytheville. Streamliner's Cars Jump Rails; No One Injured RALEIGH. N. C.. Feb. 27. (UP*— J Pour cars of the Silver Meteor, crack | Florida to New York streamliner of i the Seaboard Railway, derailed to- clay in downtown Raleight, but no passengers were reported injured, j Railroad officials said three coa- \ dies find a diner of the 17-car . train jumped ns the double-track curved through nu underpass. Uoth tracks were ripped out but trains dctoured on a nearby track of the Norfolk Southern Railway. The four derailed cars were In the middle of the long streamliner, and cars still standing on the ends nf Hie train were put together nnd continued Northward. Jiust IS kinds of insects do ati estimated dftnuv.c o; S1.21V).<MO annually in the United SUttes. NOW! A Body Shop That Gives You Real Handwork Craftsmanship! FLOWERS BODY SHOP • ALL WORK DONE BY HAND No stretching or crysfali/.ing by air hose or other damaging means! 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