The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 31, 1950 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1950 Senate to Vote On Election Bill Amendment Proposed To Abolish Nation's Electoral College By Oliver W. DeWolf WASHINGTON, Jan. 31. (,1>) — Some Republican senators are skeptical of the constitutional amendment whtch Senator Lodge (R- MJISS) has drawn up for abolishing the electoral college. One of the principal reasons for the skepticism, it turned out today. Is tlie support which the Einendmcnt — which would make Jfcuad changes In the melhods of THcctlng presidents—has attracted among the southerners. Five Dixie lawmakers arc sponsoring the bill along .with Lodge, and several more ha\c announced that they will vole for it when the Senale ballols lomorrow afternoon. Senator Ferguson (R-Mlch) floor malinger for tile opponenls said he and many of Ms colleagues feel Dial Ihc amendment would sap away Republican electoral votes In such states as Ohio and Pennsylvania, without gutting comlnensur- ate votes in return from the Demo- cralie south. Senator Taft (R-Olilo), Senate GOP policy leader, and Senator Wherry (ll-Neb), OOP door leader are reported chilly towards the proposal, while a number of other Be- publicans are on the fence. The indecision caused the Gop leadership to call a conference of party senators tomorrow to go over vote 1 " 08 n " d C ° 115 bCf0 '' C tlle fin:l1 fn brief. Lodge would abolish the elcetoial college, but retain Ihe electoral votes each slate now has for vole-counting purposes only. He also would abolish the so- calfed "unit rule" whereby a presidential eandidale who gels the most popular voles in a state eels all ot that stale's electoral voles, regardless of whether his popular margin us one or one million. Lodge would allot a stale's elec- Crack Passenger Train, Minus Air Brakes, Rolls Down Long Hill BLYTHEYILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SPOKANE, Wush., Jan. 31—(/]'i_ More tlian 200 frightened bill orderly passengers sal quietly In a disabled streamlined train as II rolled backwards down a hill In Centra Washington Sunday night. A fire In Ihe electric engine of the Milwaukee Railroad's crack Hiawatha streamliner stalled the toral votes in (he same proportion of the popular voles received by the various candidates. The Lodge amendment, lo pass would need an affirmative vote of two-thirds of Ihe Scnale, and Ihc same margin in the House, ft then would go to the state legislatures «liere three-fourths are required for ratification. The same applies to substitute measures offered by Senators Lnn- ;w (R-ND) and Humphrey ID- Mhm) calling tor election of the >rcsidonl by direcl popular vote of the people. train on a hill east of Klltltns. The swiftly rolling train was brought to a halt by crew members and passengers who helped aprilj jnam.nl brakes on each'cur a or (he air brakes failed. ITie only Injuries wen. received wo ,-T? UeCr " nti flrcin »"- Boll) ere slightly affected by ga 5 fumes as they fought the fire. Engineer Edward Maxwell. 6 7 of Spokane estimated the trah, roiled about three miles draggling Its dead engine. He and Fireman Dick Liberty, 30, of Spokane were driven '""" th p ™b by gas fumes as it elided slowly away. Maxwell esti- T'r d ,M 1C ll ' Bln reMl > e <J a speed of slightly more than 15 miles an hour on Hie downhill nm p^[. mates of passengers and others ran up to 30 miles an hour and more. , i^Tl." 1 , by " 1B wlll(t as " lc '">fn oiled backward through the night the engine was burning brightly as Hie train rolled to a halt on the western side of Klttitas. Fire de- partments from Klttitas and lensburg snuffed out the blaze. Maxwell said he spotted the blaze as the train climbed up the lilu He cut the rower and braked ti lc train to a slop as quickly as h c cotild. whllo It was still rolling | le and Liberty attacked the flic with extinguishers. "The gas from the fire and extinguishers drove as back," Liberty said, "We used five extinguishers and started throwing snow on the fire." "We must have fought the fire for two hours before the brakes failed," Maxwell said. Landmark in Chicago Site for Apartments CHICAGO, Jan. 31. (AP)— Razing of the famous Polter Palmer mansion was under way today An apartment building will be erected on the site. The red stone castle at the cor- ier of Lake Shore Drive and Sender Street has long been dark and silent, but a reminder of the gay Jiiernatloiin; society life which once centered there. . A 21-story building will replace It. The $7,000,000 structure will con- lain 740 apartments of from two to 'Ive rooms each, Rent will be about S40 a room per month. The old turreted residence, jit. 'Ing back in the center of spacious lawns, was built In 1882 at a cost of more than {1,000,000. 'me first elevator to be pul In a private n.sl- rtence in Chicago went Into Ihe mansion which was used by the tied Cross during the war. PAGE THREE The "rapid selector," newest of Ihe famed postwar "electronic brain" machines, ciui scan film at a rate of more Hum 80,000 subjects a minute. Some 10.000,000 different subjects can be coded In the selector itotcntlally. GIVES FAST RELIEF when COLD MISERIES STRIKE *150 PRIZ WILL BE GIVEN ABSOLUTELY FREE IN Name the Store CONTEST rr •$? FIRST PRIZE William Rogers & Son Silverware, guaranteed for lite. This lovely set consists of 50 pieces... n complete service for 8. See it on display In our store. A beautiful 52-piece set nf Clima ... a complete set for 8. A truly wonderful, uscfll. prize. See it on display in our Ilorp. THERE'S NOTHING TO BUY ™ wni " "• C "<™ E 3RD. PRIZE A complete MI O f to hollow- jround, wood handle knives . . . one for every purpose in your kilchcn. Made of the finest metal—(her slay sharp. On displjy In our store. \ FOLLOW THESE EASY SUGGESTIONS Now this store is new in many, many ways. Along with adding n number of new lines of merchandise we have also completely redecorated (he inferior, put in some new fixtures, and completed a rearrangement • ..even a heavy asphalt tile floor covering has been added. With all th* changes made, we know you'll find a very attractive store offering a wide range of quality merchandise nationally advertised and com- petitively priced. In selecting the name you stibroK, we nsk that your name suggest the type o r s(orc , vc ,,. tvC) (ne ,, nes of merchandise offered, (heir quality and price. All en- tries must he submitted before mid-night Friday, Fe!>- ntary 10...one entry per person. There arc four prix.es to be awarded.. .one to each of the four best names suggested. Decisions of the judges will be final. Everyone is eligible except employees of the store. All names submitted become the property of our store. CONTEST BEGINS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1st GET YOUR FREE ENTRY BLANK TODAY AT THE ENDS THE 10th NEW STORE 419 West Main Street

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