The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 22, 1950 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 22, 1950
Page 12
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_BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWt FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER Mi 1W I State Democrats Toss Dixiecrats Out of Party Dkcord Marfti Mev« To Op*n M«mb«r*kip To By JIM THOMASSON rjTOJ! ROCK, Sept, M, W — Affcanau Democrats read the Dixie- crafa out of the state party today — bJt hot without creating one note of discord in the otherwise har- monloui state convention. Amb Outhrldge. Little Rock fur- nrture dealer and Arkansas Dixie - erat leader, bitterly denounced a proposed resolution to open party membership to Negroes. Shouts of "throw him out" punctuated hts attack on "Harry Truman, Leon Henderson, Denn Ache- ton and Sid McMath for scuttling the Democratic Party." Th« resolution was adopted by the loudest "aye" vote of the otherwise routine convention. But also. thers was quite a scattering of "no" votei 'on the proposal— the only ones heard during the party session which opened yesterday. The convention also adopted a resolution requiring loyal state party members to support national party nominees. For several years. state party rules have required members to support only state par- 'ty nominees, and under this loophole, the Dixiecrats opposed President Truman while remaining stale party members in (rood standing, ' Party Lnyahy Requirement While Guthrldge made his fight on removal of the word "white" horn the party rules which restricted membership to white Democrats, the party loyalty requirement was the ultimatum to the DixJecraU. Previously, convention chairman Woyd Barham, Fort Smith, in his keynote address, had welcomed DinecraU to return to the party, but warned "they 1 must support our nominees, state, county as well as national." Bdneattonal BmeftU Favored In adopting the resouUInns com- niittee report, the convention also went on record as favoring full educational .opportunities lor ftU children, and changed the rules to permit Democrats to run as Independent where a nomination becomes Vacant after a primary election. ISarlur today. Sid McMath for' iaalty accepted the Democratic nom- for governor of Arkansas. • PM« S). Judges and Clerks for School Election Tuesday Are Named CHRISTMAS (OooUcHsM from p««* U wiH be limited to siae with the specified tit* to b« announced later. Last year's tpeoificaUont limited the signs »o tight Inches by three fee*. The group alxo discussed activity for the week before Christmas, •nd plan to promote carol singing •ach night If the co-operation of church choirs and other music troupe can be obtained. Under present plani, each organ- iMfcton win .be.assigned one night of the week to sing carols throughout the cHy, with the entire group meeting the Friday night before ChfictonM for co-ordinated carol- Truman Asked to Save Negro Gl from Firing Squad Death YORK, f*-, 8«pt. *». (*)—An Army lieutenant'! wife said today she has petitioned President Truman to set aside a court martial death sentence impo*ed on her husband for dlsobeyinc battle orders in Korea. The nature of UM orders wu not disclosed. Mrs. Kay Gilbert, mother of two and expecting a third child, turned her appeal over to Rep. James F. Lind (D-Pa), The Gilberts »re Negroes. Mr». Gilbert returned from Japan after the start of the Korean war. She quoted an Aug, & letter from her husband, "Firat Lieutenant l<on A. Gilbert, SI, attached to the 25th Division, as saying: "I am now under arrest for not carrying out an order which would hive led me and 11 other men to certain death. "I am In the most serious [rou- ble that a man In Korea or any place for that matter may be in. "If It would not have been for you and the children, I would have gone willingly but * man seems to place his family above all In these matters, "I was wondering how you would eta without me and how you would support the kids and knowing you are with child, the situation be- c«me out of control snd I made Ihe decision that may cost me my freedom for years." In a later letter, Lieut. Gilbert told hla wife he had been sentenced to death Sept. « and would Be executed within a month. "Oo to the President himself" Gilbert urged ,hb wife, adding: "Thli 1s really the worst lhat could happen, so please do everything In any one's power to at least get my sentence cut down," Mrs. Gilbert contacted two York attorneys. They appealed lo Rep. Llnd. Llnd went lo the White Mouse. He also consulted wttti Defense Department officials at UM Pen- Ugon. Gilbert was a walUr at fch* Yorkiowne Hotel, York, when h* enlisted in the Army In 1*40. As later seri'ed with the Wnd Division In the Italian campaign and was honorably discharged M a second lieutenant In 1M4, He was recalled to service u a reservist In 1841 and promoted to first lieutenant before going to Japan. were afao discussed con- eerains; street. decorations which »« include brightly lighted gar- SHid« stretched acrc*s Main Street at regular distances and many other appropriate decorations to give the »own a Christmas appearance. Tt was orginally planned lo 'place Ohrtstma* trees on each of the light pouts on Main, but after consulting m dacoratloni expert, sponsors tie- elded bo forget thi« Idea for safety's Mke. It would have been difficult to place brackets to hold the trees properly on thi posts, and because ths posU are made of cast metal, an undue Btraln would have been placed on them. Barney Cockrell, Sr.. i s the chairman of the Christmas Promotion Committee, and Paul Kurd and J. L. Westbrook, Jr.. are in charge of the work on decorations. Judges and clerks for Mississippi County's school election Tuesday were named yesterday by the County Election Commission at a meeting in bsceola. Twenty eight polling places, In- :luding four In Blytheville and two .n Leachvllle, were designated by the commission for tt\e election which Is to select school board members in all 16 districts of the county. The school election will be run off in the same manner as general elections, with the polls opening at ) ajn. and closing at 6:30 p.m. The judges and. clerks selected yesterday arc: Osceola Court Hous* Judges — Arthur Rogers, Steve Bowker and Bill Thomas. Clerks—Tal Tongale and Clay Ayers. / , Cramer's Sloro Judgei—Allen Seagravee, Bill Cromer and Alex Gobte, Clerks—Hiram Alexander and Bill McMath. t.uxora Judges—Auten Chilwood, O. C. Driver Sr., and R. B. Whltmore. Clerks—With McDaniel and Jack Major*. Victoria Judges—W. O. Frailer, E. A. Pollard, and H. B. Anderson. Clerks—Paul McAfee, and Gilbert Lynch. ItlythfvllU Ward I Judges—E. R. Jones, Byron Morse and Fred Saliba. Clerics—Mrs. Jesse White and Mrs. Jess Homer. Ward II Judges—Max Logan, James Gardner and George Wiggs. Clerks—Mrs, Oscar Fendler. Mrs. Hermon Carlton. Ward III Judges—Gene Bradley, I. M. Terry and Ben Hall. Clerks—Mrs. Monroe Grain and Mrs. Don Smith. Ward IV Judge*—Charles Baggett, tester Biooks, and Wayne Dill. Clerks—Mrs. Leslie Moore and Mrs. W. W. Moore. Clear l.»kt Judges—L. T. Ellis, F. A. Rogers and D. J. Hodge. Clerks-^Mrs. Albert Burki and Mrs. Waller Lunjford. Number N'1»« Judges—John J. Moore, Percy Stovall and Fred Bean. Clerks—Mrs. Fred Bean and Mrs Tom Kelllck. Yarbro Judges—Richard Haynes. Htldred Bunch, and R. E. French. Clerks—Mrs. Buford Orr and Milton Bunch. Promised Land Judges—Walter Stewart. Carl Matthews and Lewis Ball. Clerks—Mrs. B. F. Fitjgerald, and Mrs. B. D. McGlwt. Gotnell Judges—Lee Ragan, Roy McKay and Fnle Wallace. Clerks—Mrs. Monnl* Sammons and Mr«. C. A. Moody. Armorrl Judges—Marion Dyer, Arthur Vance and Brick Wartdcll. Clerks—Bert Pennington and E . Hale. .Inlner Judge*—Aaron Eifling, Fort Dixon fltul Bill Ralph. Clerks— Mrs. J. B, Wilson and Mrs. George Tinsley. Manila Judges— Roscbe Whitney. Guy Robensteln and W. M. Davidson. Clerks— Elizabeth Mills and Clola McCormick. Dell Judges— The Rev. E. H. Hall, W. E, Carter «nd Mrs. Earl Brownlee. Clerks— Mrs. William T. Stewart and Mrs, Thomas Hicks. Judges— M. I. Upton.. Dcwey Stotts and D. O. Anderson. Clerks— H. G. Traylor and H. B. Rhoarles. Whlttcn Judges— W. R. McDaniel, J. R. Forrester and Albert Banks. Clerks— Ed Wright and Albert Banks. Kriiev Judges— C. F. Ford, R. p. Kennedy, and F. B. Crews. Clerks— C. B. Robinson and E. M Halsey. Rurdelle Judges— Hays Sullivan, Homer Tate, and u. H. Autry. Clerks— Mrs. C. F. Tompkins and Mrs. L. H. Tate. Etowai Judges— W. D. Tyer. B. S. Jackson and J. H. Lunsford. Clerks— E. W. Massey and Willie O'Banlon. No Teeth? You're Still in the Army WASHINGTON, • Sept. M, (*j_ Lack of teeth U no longer a t»r to induction into the Arinjr. An Annjr older' Issued Sept, IS, wh,lch has not yet reached all Induction centers, instructs draft of- flclaU to accept toothless) men who are otherwise At. This restore* standards allowed during World War n. A(t«r MM wwr, MM Ansr IU denisU 'stajsttei* InduetM *o thorn at leut U own ' teeth, «l«ht upper and lower one* directly opposite. tf has School Children's Visual Problems Are Discussed Members of the Northeast Arkansas Optometrlc Society, at a meeting In Joncsboro yesterday, discussed the visual problems confronting today's school childlren. It was pointed out at the meet- E that according lo 'surveys of the American optometric Association, the average school child must read 15 times more today than In 1900 and that visutvl problems of grnde school-aged children are Increasing in numbers. A letter from the Blytheville Junior Service Auxiliary was read at the meeting and in the letter It was reported that o! Ihe 1,318 Blytheville and Yarbro school children given eye tests by the Blytheville organization. 359 failed to pass the test. Attending the meeting from Mississippi County were Dr. Milton E. Webb, Blytheville, society. president: Dr. J. C. Guard. Blytheville and Dr. J. a. Hughes of Osceola. Reservists to Get Physical Exams Two more Blytheville men have received orders to report for physical examinations preparatory to being transferred from the Army reserv* to active duty. Col. H. V. Logsden, commander Jonesboro Distrlc}, Army Reserve Corps, said that Marvin r. Hall, 2116 Carolyn Avenue, and Aubrey E. French. 122 West Cherry, have received orders to report for physical cxarrilantions. They ore to be at Army-Navy General Hospital In Hot Springs on Oct. 2. Box 1 Judges— Henry • Hoyt, W. W Cox and E. W. Kleffner. Clerks — Mrs. E. R. Shannon, and Mrs. Clem A. Edwards. Box 11 (Newsom's Store) Judges— Russ Crowel), Ruffi Newson and J. N. Foe. Clerks— Mrs. W. P. Carter and Mrs. Norman Bailey. Bo* Elder Judges— J. B. Young, w, M. Willyard and Willie crafton. Clerks— Miss Mary Mullini and Mrs. Lois Rauls. Brinkley Judges— N. O. May, J. M. Statler and R. J. Morgan. Clerks — O. A. Evans and Z, N. Stutz. Sllllman Judges — Lewis Bonds, Everett Young and H. T. Bonds. Clerks — Harry Bonds and Arthur H. Bonds. T>resa Judges — H. H. Crawford. Fraak Tyler and W. G. Cower. Clerks — Eric Davis, and Tas« Anderson. 3,980 Arkonsans To Get Physical LITTLE ROCK. Sept. 22. (Iff— A total of 3,960 Arkansans'will be'ex- amined to insure filling of an expanded draft call of 738 for November. Original quota was 581 and 2,905 men were lo be examined for it. After the quota was expanded, a supplementary cull was issued yesterday to Arkansas' 77 draft boards for 1,075 more men. Examinations will be given the first two weeks of October. A.Stnt Minister Called Back into Army The former minister of the ¥ bro - Promised Land Methodist charge has been called back to active duty as an Army chaplain. He Is the Rev. LeRoy Henry, who left today to report to Fort Dix. N.J. The Rev. Mr. Henry holds the rank of captain in the Army's chaplain corps. He served the Yarbro-Promlsed Land charge for the past year. In July, he was transferred to the Truman Methodist Church, while serving with the Army In World War II, he saw overseas duty. The Rev. Mv.'.Henry Is married and the couple had two children. Mrs. Henry and their children will move to Marmnduke, where they will stay with her parents. Selective Service spokesman said the new cull Is expected to dip into the group of 21-year-olds. VAUDEVILLE Contlnueo from Page 1 the crowd showed il.s approval wax put on by a couple known pro/cs- sionslly as Phil and Doltie Phelps - Phil showed grtat skill in balancing a good-sized table nnd sleeping couch on his head while walking • over an automobile by means of steps placed over the auto for that purpose. The Marvels, a group of three men and an equal number of women, amazed the crowd with their exploit* on the teeter boards In a balancing act. The feature of the act. WM the !eat of Hipping one ol the young ladies blindfolded from the tnd of teter board and causing her to land upright In a chair some 1& feet in the air after she had turned several flips. The Noble Trio, two niucnlu and one feminine performer, put on several breathtaking stunlj from horizontal bars, and Carrol anc Rose put on on exhibition of skill ful rope and whip handling. Larr; Grlswald provided the comedy fo the evening and his antics on ai assimilated diving board kept thi . crowd laughing. Background music was provider by Jerry Carmack on his Hammon organ. Mr. Carmack's ability ha Tron him world scc!Mm. ''•. Mr. Blaylock termed this grou »s the "greatest ever lo perform here." Watermelons are grown comme tor tto »oM p*rt ia 33 >Utes FAIR Continued from Pas« 1 and Nod en a. On tap (or tomorrow afternoon are the mtrtget auto races. This part of the program will get tinder way at 1 p.m., and will include eight races- More races are scheduled for Sunday afternoon. These races will be held on the iu.U-n.Ile track which extends !n oval shape around the area. In front of the grandstand. Admission to the races will b« ji per person. : ormosa Brings Strange Partnership NEW YORK. Sept. 22. MV-Na- ionalist China and Soviet Russia, suslly the bitterest of enemies In he United Nations, art ejcpected to oin today to oppose an American ttcmpt to hand over the Formosa iroblem to the General Assembly. 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