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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1036 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS B.B.P. mm i ran j m Loss Is Serious One to Republicans in Several Important States Waits-for Wax "Mistress" By RODNEY DUTCHER WASHINGTON.—The big battle for the Negro vote, marked by a desperate effort of Republicans to regain the bulk of it from the Democrats and by the obviously political aspect of Rcosevclt's speech at Howard University in Washington has not been waged with any exaggerated idea of the Negro's political importance. In a close election contest, swing of sentiment among Ncgrocw frcm one party to the other coidd easily be decisive. It is estimated that Negro voters in northern and border states number upward of 2.000,000. There arc heavy concentrations of them in such large and doubtful slates as New York. Pemisyl- vania. Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan, to say nothing of such states as Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Missouri, Ken tuck y, West Virginia, and others where Negro leaders like to claim their race lias a 'balance of power." Politicians are saying that the northern Negroes "have beori voting for Abraham Lincoln for 70 years and now they think, they've got another one." At Democratic Negro rallies icveryw5i3ib, Roosevelt has been heralded as "the new Lincoln." More for F. H. Than in 1932 Negroes represent about the only large voting group, with the probable exception of labor, which appears to be more pro-Roosevelt today than in 1932. Some Republicans have professed to believe that this would not prove true on election day, but analysis of the vote In certain areas will tell. Reports of defections are responsible for the long corridors of offices at Republican campaign headquarters in which Negro worker, were employed to wean back th3 Negro vole. dorsement of state anil-lynching- Almost Identical reports have laws wouldn't mean much.' corns; from nearly all the big north- .Republicans got Jesse-Owens to ern Industrial centers. Negroes, at] make Landon speeches and stressed the bottom of the heap during th-:-1 the claim that the south was "in depression and the great majority • the saddle" at Washington.-Roose- ot them in poverty, were grateful veil, a week before election, coun- for FERA and WPA. I lered with the assertion that there Both national and state Demo-I must be "no forgotth races." , Carutliersvillc Society — Personal PAGE FIVH Blond .'Now; Off\ Marriage, Too M'^sionary Clrcl« M«U The Marriott circle of the Wo mini's Missionary Union of lite Fli-st Baptist Church met on Tues day afternoon of tliU week nt Hie home of Mrs. C.'G. Ross. Mrs. R. E. Kent conducted Ihc devotional and presented the pro- Brnm on "Our Cooperative Program." She was .assisted by Mes- j dames T. M. Spldell, W. L. Cantrell, \V. P. Robertson, C. O. Hoss uid Earl Long. iUlnhter and Wife Entertained Rev. and Mrs. W. L. Meyer were irets of honor at a covered dish it-luck supper given by the mem- rs of the Methodist Church onday evening In honor of the ct that the Rev. and Mrs. Meyer ere returned lo this church for lothcr year by:,,the conference veml days ago. >' Miss Augusta Blghnm extended 3 Itcv. nncl Mrs. -Meyer the up- cclatfon of the church- for their ne work. ;! Hev; Clyde Shepard, of Los An- elcs, who was visiting Ills father, G. Shepard,. was also a guest honor, nnd i gave..' an Insplrn- onal talk. -'. . ' Talks of appreciation ,-werc given r Rev. and Mrs. .'Meyer follow- ig presentation by - the "cluircli of n indirect lighting floor lamp nd a kitchen shower. ii<-hiess Women Meet The Carulhcrsville Business and rofesslonal Women's Club met uesday evening at the Melhocl- t church. Mrs. Lilboimi Green, member lip cHairm&n, recommended the gceutance of 10 applications for lembershlp and all . were accept- I. One neiv application was prc- cntcd, that of Mrs. ; Dick Roli>n-i. was voted to entertain-tho girls The dog's traditional devotion to its owner was expressed in the lonely vigil kept by tills fox terrier at Knoxville, Tenn., as i waited outside a store window for the wax figure inside—evidently resembling its mistress—to stop out of the window and start home Not even m;nt, seen on a paper on the sidewalk, could tempt the dog , away. But its "mistress" inside did not answer—didn't even look—and the. dbg, some time during the night, disappeared. cratic machines, many Negroes felt, had given them more than accustomed .recognition, in appointments l! and!'ether matters. And "many" re 1 ' tented the way a photograph of Mrs. Roosevelt escorted by Negroes at Howard University Jiad H3en used as anti-Roosevelt- propaganda in the South. Experienced Republicans felt the liberal uE-2 of money could "save 1 ' much of the Negro vote. Turn Democratic in Cities In Pittsburgh one heard that It u'as no longer safe for a colored man to appear in Negro sections wearing a Landon button. Cincinnati, many Ohions believed, would desert her traditional Republicanism through a colored swiiijj to Roosevelt. In Datroit the Negro vote was registered 63 psr cent Democratic-, as against 80 per cent Republican in 1332. New York, Philadelphia,! Chicago, and Cleveland all agreed a majority of their Negroes were for Roosevelt. The effectiveness of Republican effort to swing the Negroes back can be judged only by the rc- <urns. Landon declared for an an- ti-lynchtng law, but didn't indicate whether be was for a federal or state law. He could hardly call for the former, in view of his state's rights position, although an cn- Swing Aw»y From'Hoover. The" swing of Negroes' away.'from.' •their old-time Republicanism i be- gah"in 1932 because of resentment against depression and Hoover. The most important question has-been whether Roosevelt got as much of the Negro vole then as.he .could expect in 1936, as some Republicans say. There arn a : few indications. Hoover ran much stronger:'in Harlem . in 1932 than in the rest of ;New York .City:.-: Large Negro wards :in Chicago voted 3. to 1 for Hoover, i while Chicago as'a, whole went for'Roosevelt. = The Baltimore Sun poll,.shows big Roosevelt majorities: in . Negro sections, although i Maryland Negroes—with the large.st proportionate colored population of any state where most-Negroes vote—have always been conceded to bc : Republican in national elections. The Negro vote in Delaware has •been one of the chief reasons given for reports that that state, for Hoover in 1932, wo\ild vote for Roosevelt. " Democratic qhairman Jphn - J. Raskob surprised everybody by trying to get the Negro vote.organized for Smith in 1928, but made little headway. The first big political protest of the Negroes followed Hoov'er'b nomination.of Judge John J. Parker to the TJ. 5. Supremo Court Parker had been quoted as oppos ing participation of Negroes in pol itics. His defeat in the Senate was largely due to a storm of proles received by northern and borde •state senators from Negro con stituents. Many Negroes continue I to. hold the Parker nominatlo i against Hoover. • ,Boys ..Taiiiht-.Mendinr— DOUGLASS, Kas. ! (UP)—Bos' are caught how to "sew .patches o their; clothing in a "home living course offered in high school .her They/also learn how to cook. FOR SALE 19 llllly Joiilln s|HMiL the week end nml 15. lilock 4, 0. D. Ashabrnii- nt C'olumbln, Mo., visiting filends. ner addition, lot 35, Block A, MKs loiene Dijdcu county I SniilbsUk Mib dhiston lot 103 home dunonitiatlon iigent, lh lilock H. and 50 square feet ad-' .si.emllng Hits week In Columbus,[joining south slclc'of lot 193 block MD.. attending ft liural Woman's: H. orlenal survey, nil of Manila, mcetlnv. I A. Coiuvay anil wife to Claud Tlie 1'hllathca Class of Ihc' Allen and wife, a tract of land In Methodist Sunday School held a the wrst hnlf of southwest fmiu 1 - covorcd dish luncheon Wednesday ti'i of .section 34, township 11} ill (ho home of Mrs. A. L. Frcy- nurtli, range 11 east, West Eighth Street. E. F. Davis and wife to Douglas Uavl's. fractional cast half of nortlH'nst quarter of section 3. township H horllv north, range 11 cist ill) l>e<ds | Jolm K shnn) to c L Smllll and wife to Loulst | 0 i \> Liock G lots J2 3J 31 Cni-r Chapman, no.tn Imll of block ' c , Smlth llrt<m]ojl lot , north Imlt of southwcBl quurlcr, I |,kck II, Sl.indcnmaycr addition, township 15 north, ui] i n icAclwtllc. j n, W. Cowan mid wife to Metli- company lo'wiln Episcopal church, Manila. Ark., lot 25 by 150 feet near north- west corner'of lot 188, block : If, original survey, Manila Coy Snellgro'se to Dolllc Snell- grosc, lots 1 and 2, block I, Smith addition to Lenchvllle. Realty Transfers C. B. 3niT ( lorth section 27, rnnuc 12 oust, Amerlcnn Security ., H. M. Flceman, lots 1, 2, 3, H Mory Garden, who used lo be o redhead, returned lo New York a blond nnd, whnl's more, she told reporters thiit she's oil marriage forever. - The former famous opera slar. shown above on her 1 rc-lurn aboard the Dro- i-'"!], declared, "1 never found but one man interesting enough lo marry, nnd he died. That i-ndcd It ior mo." Miss Garden is now n cinema tnlcnt scout and musiral adviser. at (he high school Senior class In Hie near future. • « » Mrs. Nora Meyer of -Cape. Glr- ardciiii Is spending this-week here | wilh her sister, Mrs. F. H. Blo- meycr. Mr. and Mrs. Blomeyer tlio>c up for hei Simdaj. , Ed Tillman, George Cook and! Coon Range ™r| • i II OLD TIME I <| SOUR MASH \ KENTUCKY «l STRAIGHT 1 WHISKEY NOTICE To Our Customers We nro now closing our repair department' and gas station at 9 P. M. cacli 1 day, however we will maintain nil nlglil service nt the. Nlylhevillc Motor Sales Co. Phono 1000 for Service At Any lime Tom Little Chevrolet Co. 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