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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 22, 1950
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1950 BLYTHEVIU,E (ARK.) COUTUER NEWS Britons Hustle Last-Minute Votes Doorbells Ring Before Election Day Tomorrow By William N. Oilis J^ONDON. f'eb. 22. OT—A lot of ^(SVbells were ringing today in a last minute hustle for those extra votes needed In what looks like a neck-and-neck general election In Britain tomorrow. Party workers were out In force to urge supiwrt from those Britons who hadn't made up their minds. Leaders of the two major political parties In this critical -fight for power — the Laborltes of Prime Minister Clement Altlec and tbe Conservatives of Winston Churchill —agreed the race would be close but each. siCe expressed confidence of victory. Both parties were urging a heavy poll to Insure a better majority for themselves. Some 34,000,000 of Britain's 50.000,000 population are qualified to vote for the G25 members of the Horse of Commons. Labor Party Secretary Morgan Phillips told party c'oorbcll-pushers "It is our faith nnd enthusiasm in these last vital hours which will guarantee that a seconr 1 Labor government will be returned to Westminister <thc borne of Parliament!." Baron Woolton. the man Churchill chose to revitalize his Conservative Party after It was defeated in 1045. said "we are nointr to win." 30 Parties Run The fight Is mainly between these two parties, althorgh more thati 30 parties are running. The Liberals forming the third major parly, arc given no chance of winning bul * ir minority vote may hold the ance of power If the voting for the two big parties 's close. II' neither big party gets a sufficient majority, the one with the most votes may be asked to form a coalition government in which it would have to lean on the Liberals for support. Many observers believe this mil; be the way the elections will turn out. But the Laborites have come out flatly against taking part ii a coalition if they aren't put back in power. Hoth sides, of course would prefer to run the show them selves. Churchill, in his final speech las night before settling back In his London house to await the result, of what may be his last campaign said: "I do not believe In a coalition that is made tip of a lot of littl petty deals between interests and political forces." The election is called to pick new House of Commons of G25 mem bers. The next Prime Minister wil be chosen from the party with th majority in this dominant body o parliament. : Though Attlee _ an (^uirchill head their parties, thel mRj'ies wijl appear only on ballot in the district ir. which each is candidate for election to the Com mons. The full list of candidates total 1.806, with 621 running for Labor 620 for tlie Tories, 474 for the Lib crals, 100 for the Communists an the test scattered among indepen dents and minor local parties. fn 1945 Labor got 11,992,232 votes winning 393 seats; Conservative got 8,065,586 vote.s for 189 seats Liberals got 2,230,608 votes for 1 seats and Liberal Nationals go 759,883 votes for 13 seats. Campaigns Like Truman The 67-year-olrt Attlee, who ha run a kind of Truman-like whistle stop campiagn in his family with Mrs. Attlee driving, is carry- Ing his drive right up to election eve. He will speak tonight- at 8 p.m. British time (3 p.m. E3T) in his own constituency ow West Walthamstow in London's northern suburbs. The 75-year-old Churchill,' with 50 years of political experience be- hinrt him. made his last speech last night in his constituency of Wtxxl- ford. which is near Attlee's. ,^^pther top Conservatives and La^^rites also will speak in various sections tonight. The voting will begin at 7 a.m. British time tomorrow (2 a.m. BST1 and will end at 9 p.m. (4 p.m.) In fchoolhouses, church halls nnd other polling stations throughout England. Scotland, Wales r.nd northern Ireland. Final results are expected to be known by Friday afternoon. ^ 'rue main Issues Britons are being asked to decide are Socisl'sm. trxes, 'housing, Britain's dollar shcrtage and the cold war. Labor is for more government ownership of industry. The Con- servaties promise less. The Conservatives cl.iim they ran cut taxes and still maintain sccial benefits by trimming government Politicians Look to Mrs. John Bull to Swing Huge Vote in Tomorrow's British Elections HEtD BY CZECHS - Aldoo Johnson of Idaho Falls, Ida., above, is one of two Mormon missionaries seized by Czechoslovakian otlicials in Moravia Jan 27. The Czech foreign of- Ht-e said Johnson atid Stanley E. Abbotl of l.chi, Ulah, are being heJd for Irying Io enter a prohibited area,' American ollicials tn Prague expressed "grave concern" over the case. 'xpenses. Although, they are avowed anti-Socialists, they do not propose to do away with the welfare state but only promise to run it more ellicicntly. Housing IHscusset! Tlie Tories say they can get more louses built than the 500 a day >ut up under labor rule. The labor- lllilt in view of war dat'.mge «nd tes say no more could have been ,he shortage of materials, but promise that the tempo will be stepped up to give every Briton a home. he Tories blame the Socialists for Britain's failure to earn enough dollars to buy her needs from abroad. Labor declares it has put the country on the way to earning them. Churchill rang in the cold war with a proposal for new western ix>wer talks with Russia "upon the highest level" to get world control of atom and hydrogen bombs and forestall a new world conflict. Attlee said he Is ready to talk with the Russians. But he declared the place to do it was in the United Nations. Churchill wil! cast his ballot the Kensington Borough of London, where he was a residence. Attle will mail his vote hi the newly formed constituency of the cities of London and Westminster (which are actually connected as part of greater London). He qualifies there by virtue of his four and a half years of residence in the Prime Minister's home at No. 1C Downing Street. The only Britons over 21 who can't vote are England's peers, convicts and lunatics. Tlie king can't vote. The queen and Princess Elizabeth could vote, because the electoral does not ban peeresses, but thes won't because of tradition. B>- Alrin 1. Sttinkof* LONDON, Feb. 22. (AP)—Britain's politicians are looking to Mrs. John Bull to swing a lot of matronly weight In tomorrow's national elections for a new government. Leaders of both Laborites and Conservatives have recognized the power of the woman in Britain's crucial political campaign. Both have said the wife In the kitchen will sing things their way. Talks with housewives around London's .suburbs Indicate pretty advocates of more Socialism or less clearly that the big race between —between Prime Minister Clement Attlec's Laborltos or Winston Churchill's Conservatives—may end up In a photo-finish, if the women have their way. The lines seem to be pretty well divided between these who feel -hey are better of fsince the Labor government's four and one half .'cars tenure launched Sjciali:in Britain and those who think things are worse. Women Figure High "I've made up my mlnrt—It's the Labor party for inc." says Mrs. Emmie Saunders in her govern- tient-built home in the Tast Putney Ilstrict of London. "For me and the Lhrce children and iny husband, things have Improved under this government and I'm voting notne." Mrs. Mary Cliene of Epsom Is voting for her home, too, she says. But she's vollng Tor the Tories The threat of atomic war frightens me. I don't want this house to be smashed," said Mrs. Chcnc. "I have a feeling that the (Xmserva- llve leaders would be more competent at bringing about International settlements without war." And furthermore she Is sick and tired of slanding endlessly in queues for the sufficient but colorless ration of food she gets for her family. A lot of men who like to think they run the show in their home arc a little reluctant to admit that .their wives are doing some independent political thinking in this race. lint the imiwrtaiiee of married life nnd the home loams up even for the mast reluctant. "The missus and I could never have married so soon," saitl a worker wiio thinks he never had it better than now, "If the Labor government hadn't come along with it." social services and given ns some confidnee in ihe future. We don't have to worry about that rainy ilaj any more. We know the state will take care of us. Besides, I got a house now." And Mrs. John Bull comes Into for my I the comment by men in the shops 1 and on the street. This Is a typlca' comment (rom one worklngman: Ration Rooks an Issue "My wife says this monkeying around with ration books k getting her down. I'm going to vote Conservative this time Just to see if the change won't mnke things easier for her." Some of these are workers, too. once were staunchly behind the Labor Party. A newspaperman on Ixmdon's famous Fleet Street says his house Is divided this time. In the 1945 election? the whole fnmlly was for labor. He still is. Hut his wife Is voting conservative because she's "getting a poor deal on food," Some of these men and womer don't fee) that either major j>art> offers the solution to the tough life they've been living since the beginning of the war. An editor said privately that he felt the rnce between the two big parlies would be clo?e "with a rather large wedge ot Liberal vote.s." If Ihe vote Is too close, the Liberals may be a strong deciding factor in determining h<jw the government will be run, nlthonch they have slim chance of getting the power themselves., "It's bad If any one party has un- clrcllcmgcd power." Is the way a young book-seller put It. "I'm ROhu: to vote Liberal to sort of keep the balance." 78 Are Killed As Christians f Moslems Riot ASMARA, Rrltren, Feb. 22. OT— Eighteen persons were killed nnd 65 woumlcd yesterday in bloody rlotlni' between Moslems and Christians In Asmara's native n.unr- ler. Brltlsr. troops itldccl hard-pressed police in ptttt'ng down the rioting which stinted over religious nnd political fends The Hrltlsh ocei'py tbls prewar Itnllan colony until the U.N. back decides whether to turn It to Italy, grant Independence or give it to neighboring land-locked Ethiopia. The fighting started with Ihe killing of a Moslem minor official At the mile-tons funeral procession yesterday hand grenades nut stones bocan to fly nnd the Moslems went after their chrlstlnn attackers with swords nnd knives. A Moslem sli.-ip was set afire nnd Mosl ir puli'.lcal headquarters was at Incited Aside from tlie religious differences between the residents of tin native quarters—Coptic Christians Moslems, a few Roman Catholic and mine papnns—If Is bcllcve-l the m-''i l-'ll TJle=s rler-s out "f w'"-t I Io be il-ne wlt'> r-'rltren. Tin- rr-rl.s linns want Krltreu annexed tr lirMlsh a"t''orltlcs Im-rcd nlaMly curfew In the Eurnnr-n section n mmith ngn to pt-nte, settle 50,000 Hnlinns JivluK Ihere There iv'/is no Indication tliat K.'iro- prnns were involved In yesterday's rioting. Another Colorful Mordi Gras Ends As Observance of Lent Es New Orleans, Feb. 22—(/P)—Ata wheel, the toll of midnight, Mardi Gras in all its t;ranrt production and rollicking execution became n memory with the beginning of pious Lent. The sharp moment of carnival's end left only the trampled debris of paper hats, popcorn boxes and the streamers of paper. Tlie Duke and IDuchea of Windsor were royal visitors, this year to Mtirdi Gras' royalty. Protocol has long decreed that all should curtsy to the majesties of make believe. Whether the Duke and Duches of Windsor would curtsy was a perplexing question In New Orleans society. The morning of V.ardl Gras, the Royal British couple announced they would curtsy, and so they did at the balls last night to roaring applause and shouts of "bravo." New Orleans counted three dead and about 200 injured today in the wake of Mardi Gras. The dead were: Joseph Becker, Sr.. 60, an electrician employed by the city, who died of a heart attack while leading a carnival parade. James Mealey, 38, Negro who fell from a truck of carnival celebrators and was crushed beneath Willie Sterling, 29. Negro, who was shot to death when his automobile figured in <i collision with another machine in a carnival- packed street. Charily Hospital handled approximately 200 victims of shootings. cuttings, traffic accidents, alcoholism and miscellaneous forms of Mardi Gras activity. rcfc Ends in Mobile MOBILE. Ala.. Feb. 22 — (fl>) — The Mardi Gras celebration is over and solemnity ot the six-week len- ten period begins today. At the stroke of 12 last night all merry-making ceased and the 4!-dny period of prayer and fasting went Into effect. The nine-clay celebration, nrec- ecding Ash Wednesday, was climaxed last night with a round of parades, street dances and fun- making, Police estimated 150.000 people viewed and participated in tbe gaiety on the final day. Fox Fur Hot Enough; Bronx Warmth Sought NEW YORK, Feb. 22. (/P)— It's so cold that a body can't keep warm even in a fox fur, A shivering red fox crept Into a Bronx apartment house, apparently .seeking shelter from the C-dcgrec cold and wind. Residents saw the nnlmnl huddled in a hnllway corner and called polce. who finally captured It after chasing It to the rooftop. The IrfRhluncd fox was turned over to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. which was puzzled as evervbody bout where tbe animal came from. if ThousancU have been helped by thia famous health waUr. Nol a laxative. Try H for the next few week> ... tet bow H may help jw. A4 ro-Dort.Ai.-j MOUNTAM VAUCY MINERAt WAT!* Crosslown Whiskey Shop 1*S S*. IMrMm, IHjthcTtne The National Geographic Society says the sea slug is also known ns trepang, becbc-de-mer, sea cucumber nnd sea saasage. SAVE MONEY On This Price Slashing Tire & Tube FARMERS-TRUCK OPERATORS- CAR OWNERS: Check These Prkes Quantity 3.50 x 0.00 x 6.50 x 6.50 x 7.50 x 7.50 x 1..iO x 10 v 10 x 10 x 10 x 11 x 11 x 12 \ 12 x K X K x IS x 13 x • TIRES • Description G \- 4 Ply 1G x J Ply IB x 1 I'!y 16 x 6 Ply 16 \ G Ply IS x 6 Fly 20 x 10 Ply 2! x 4 Ply 28 x \ I-Ij- 33 x 4 Ply 5S x 6 Ply 28 x C Ply 38 x G Ply 3G x G Ply I'ly x G 6 36 38 x 6 Ply. 35 x G Ply, 21 x 6 Ply. 36 x 6 Ply. Price .Ea. S.36 ;Ea. 12,37 .Ea. 15.11 .Ea. 18.76 -Ka. 13.87 .Ea. 20.18 .En. 48.51 .Ka. 37.31 .En. 31.07 .Ea. 47.45 .Ea. «.D6 ..En. 53.50 .f.n. 71.77 . .i:». 55.35 . .Ea. 65.22 ..En. G9.63 . ,Ea. 78.20 ..En. 53.13 .. Ka. 83.48 • TUBES • ORDER tn the Chancery Court, Chir-ka- avvha District, Mississippi Cnunly. Arkansas. H. R. and Willie Mae Alken, Pllf. v- No. 11,225 Ruben Dukes, Trma Lee Dukes, H. T. James, Mary James, and M. Freeman, Deft. The defendants Ruben Dukes, On His 218th Birthday, Washington Still First in Countrymen's Hearts Ky Hal Boyle NEW YOIilC, -OT— If "the fath-' : of his country returned to America today on his 218th birthday, low would he find he stood In ho hearts of his countrymen? George Washington would be ileased to learn that to many he s still first In Amcricnn hearts despite the tarnish of the years. But the big, rav/boned planter- ;cucral-|>iesioent might get » wry :hitckle or two out of the tricks ilme has played with his reputation since the days when the nation's motto was. "Let George Do It." To get n cross- section of present-day opinion, polled at a gallop, I nskcd a number of people of different occupations nnd ages: 1. What does George Washington menu Io you? 2. What one word sums him up best? 3. How (to yon rank him among the sreat men of American history? And here tire typlcnl answers: An elderly libiiirlan: "Cieorge Washington is tn a clnss Above all, he was corageous. 1 don't Imve a very clear picture of him, but—as fnr as I tnow—I admire him more than fJucoln." An accountant: "To me he Is a symbol of what every American should be — not only ns n patriot, but as a hum- m.ltarlan, fnmlly man and one who could slant! up for whnt he thought was right, in one word? American, lie started something that haa survived—at least until now." A corporation treasurer: "Too ninny people forget thnt Washington could have benefited as much, probably more, as a colonial under the British government. Tt wasn't necessar for him to do what he did. He was an Idealist. But I wouldn't classify him either as great or very personable I'll rank him beluw chief Justice John Marshall or Theodore Roosevelt, my boyhood hero." An offlco receptionist: "He set a high standard for our democracy, and I don't think we Imve lived , put hi up to It. How can you In our hearts because he founded \ must—father-truly rd r ? nth™ 1 'But he ••'"• — ' politician by himself. He has to be the first iiimlcd ! loyally ( wasn't as smart' our nation and taught to the Unite: ted States. Ifo liked his ' Prnnklln D, Roosevelt if rtoosev'li run, and he likeci his ladles, but had cut dmvn the rht.---"-". t* • he was a splenci'd lender. word — Incomparable." A young girl clerk: must have been In one wouldn't h-ve tr>H -,-.- "lie o . «, ... great " BOOKS Readied man. and It certainly would be an for 'Giveaway' Shows honor to meet him. Hut rciillv I ".«nuj jnowj In making Iviy tb r wi'lcr contttvt of grass is red"ced from about 75 per cct t to around 15 per cent. Read Courier News Classified A-IS Trma Lee Dukes me hereby warned to appear within thirty days tn the court named In the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiffs. H. H. Aike'n ami Willie M:'e Aikcn. Dated this 21 day of February, IQjO. Hnrvcy Morris, clerk I!y.Anita Sykes, D. C. Graham Smlbury, attorney for plaintiff*. A. S. Knrrlscn, attorney Ad Lltem. 2122 3|l-8-15 l I drn't have an opinion nboiit him. All 1 know Is it's a holldny—and I'm off." A tnidtllc-nged telegrapher: "Washington was n great man In his time, but I don't think he could cope with the situation today. I have no feeling of security for my children's lives—and that Rives me concern. I don't cnre about myself—I'm on the way down. Washington in a word: Well, not a creator—a builder. I'd put only Lincoln nnd Prnnklln D. Roosevelt above him." A young stenographer: "lie had the Initiative to get men Io fight who didn't want to. SHERIDAN. Ark.. Feb. 22 W) _ The Sheridan Telephone Company Is no giant as utilities go, but It Is strictly tip Io dale. Mutineer n. R. wilbvrn announced ll-at.thc new telephone directories will he ready this week. 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