The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 17, 1954 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 17, 1954
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Segregation Ruled Unconstitutional By Supreme Court (Continued from Page 1) nrtaes? We believe that it does. Warren said the court's decision "cannot turn on merely a comparison of these tangible factors in the Negro and white schools involved." He added: "We must look instead to the effect of segregation itself on public education," Can't Look Back la approaching the problem, Warren said, "we cannot turn the clock back to 1868 when the (14th) Amendment was adopted or even to 1895 when Plessy vs. Ferguson was written. • ;"We must consider public education in the light of its full development and its place in American, life throughout the nation. "Only in this way can it be determined if segregation in public schools deprives these plaintiffs (Negroes) of the equal protection of the laws. : "Today;, education is perhaps th most important function of stat and local governments. Com pulsory school attendance laws aiid the great expenditures for ed ucation both demonstrate our rec Oe'hization of the importance of ed ucation to our democratic society. '.'In these days, it is doubtful that any chiid may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an ed" ucation. Such an opportunity where the state has undertaken , to, provide it, is a right which inust be made available to all on equal terms." It was at this point in the opinion that Warren said the court believes segregation denies Negro children* equal educational opportunities. Different Section In the District of Columbia case, Chief Justice Warren said the decision announced in the case of the states also would apply to Washington but under a .different section of the Constitution. ' "We hold," Warren said, "that '• racial segregation in the public schools of the District of Columbia is a denial of the due process of law guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution." The Fifth Amendment applies to the, federal government an dCon- gress makes the laws for this federal district, As the chief justice noted, the District of Columbia case hinged on the "due process" clause of the Fifth Amendment rather than the "equal protection clause" of the 14th Amendment, on which the state cases were based. The court has ruled that the Fifth Amendment applies only to the federal government—not to the states. In the District of Columbia case, Warren said: and thus it imposes on Negro children of the district a burden that constitutes an arbitrary deprivation of their liberty in vola- tion of the due process clause." Atty. Gen. Brownell, who was in the courtroom and heard the reading of Warren's opinions, said he had no comment. Former Secretary of State Dean Acheson, also in the courtroom, told newsmen the court had delivered a "great and statesman-like decision." Obituary Commodity And Stock Markets— New York Cotton (UZ:39 quotations) I July 3445 3447 3442 " Oct 3424 3430 3424 Dec 3426 3432 3426 Mch 3438 3447 3438 3444 3428 3430 3444 Nt w Orleans Cotton July 3444 3447 3442 Oct 3424 3429 3424 Dec 3424 3431 3424 Mch 3441' 3447 3441 3443 3425 3426 3444 Doyne Steinsiek Rites Conducted Services for Doyne Jackson Stein siek, 49, of Jonesboro, father Bill Steinsiek of Blytheville, wer conducted yesterday afternoon a the First Baptist Church by th Rev. Ethan Dodgen. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery with Lang ford's Mortuary in charge. A loan broker, Mr. Steinsiek wa born in Greenbrier, Ark., and ha< lived in Jonesboro for the past 4 years. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ruth Steinsiek of Jonesboro; thre daughters, Miss Kay Steinsiek Miss Betty Steinsiek, and Miss Sallie Steinsiek, all of Jonesboro his mother. Mrs. J. D. Steinsiek o Hartford, Kans.; two sisters, Mrs Lillian Harrington of Hartford, Mrs Pearl Wyman of Ottawa, Kans. his father. John Steinsiek of Sul phur Springs. Tex.; a brother, Dun can Steinsiek of Texas. TflflflfflCJ , MAY IT, TOM Chicog* Soybeans May .... 377 378 371 July .... 373% 373& Sept Nov 2711/8 248% 274 251 Chicago Wheat May — 198 199 July .... 1941/i 194% 365 fc 265 245 194 Vi 192% 371 365J/2 269 V 2 194% Dragline Breaks Wilson Gas Line Natural gas service was restored to Wilson at 6 a. m. yesterday after having been shut off for 18 hours due to a transmittion line break that occurred when a dragline struck the pipe. A dragline being used to widen a drkinage ditch north of Wilson snagged the six-inch high pressure line about noon Saturday. Wilson was the only point affected by the curtailed service. Chicago Corn May 15514 156'/a July .... 153% 154V 4 155V 8 153 Y H 156 153% New York Stocks <J2:4S A T and T 168 Amer Tobacco 63 3-4 Anaconda Copper 36 1-2 Seth Steel 65 1-4 Chrysler 60 1-8 oca-Cola 117 1-2 Gen Electric 114 1-2 Gen Motors 70 3-4 Montgomery Ward 64 ^ Y Central 22 lit Harvester 31 Republic Steel 53 Radio 27 5-8 ocony Vacuum 43 7-8 Studebaker 161-4 tandard of N J 88 3-8 'exas Corp 73 1-2 ears (54 3.5 J S Steel t 47 7-8 ou Pac 44 1-4 .ivestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. 111. (/Pi— (USDA1 — Hogs 9,500; trade active: barrows and gilts under Condition improves Condition of George W. Jones, 37. of Pocahontas, who was taken to Blytheville Hospital last Wednesday with a compound fracture of the right leg received when a tree fell on him while he was cutting wood in Island 34 in the Mississippi River, has improved after being listed as poor for several days, according to hospital officials this morning. | "Segregation in public education i 230 Ib strong to 25 higher: heavier is not reasonably related to any weights 25-40 higher; sows mostly 60; liberal share of which one price at 27.50; few loads and lots choice No. Is and 2s 27.65-75: bulk 230240 .Ib 27.25-35: 240-260 Ib 26.5027.75; 270-300 Ib. 25.25-26.50; 150170 Ib. 27.00-50; scattered lots 170 Ib up to 27.75; sows 400 Ib down 22.25-23.50; heavier sows mainly 20.50-22.00; extreme heavies occasionally down to 20.25. Cattle 7,500. calves 1.300: shipper demand taking a number of loads of choice steers steady at 24.00-25.00; a string of high choice carrying a small end of low prime 25.25 ; moderate showing of good and choice heifers and mixed yearlings also steady at 20.0023.00 ; cows opening generally steady: utility and commercial largely 13.50-15.00: canner and cutter cows 9.50-13.00: bulls strong to 50 higher: utility and commercial 14.00-15.50; cutter bulls 12.00-13.50; a few fat bulls 13.00-50; vealers unchanged; good and choice large- SUPERINTENDENT — Paul Wagner, formerly of Brinkley, today became superintendent of the National Life . and Accident Insurance Company's office here. Mr. Wagner has been associated with the company's Brinkley office since 1946. He is a brother of Frank Wagner of Blytheville. IKE (Continued from Page I) roughed-out room which eventually will be his den and office. And Mrs. Eisenhower remarked with a laugh to her sister-in-law as they wandered through the six aedrooms on the second floor: "'Did you ever know a woman who had enough space?" Building a new home and furnishing it excites any man and his wife. But in this case you seem to :etect some unusual eagerness aft- ir a life crammed as full of tremendous responsibility and strain s Eisenhower's has been for more than the last decade. Lively Glint Whenever he visits the farm ftere is a lively glint in his eye nd he talks about such things as the sturdy oak beams salvaged •om the original 170 - year - old ructure for the ceiling of his den. And about the cross breeding of attle he is planning when he ac- uires a herd of his own. There is plenty of room to mack a golf ball across me fields. There is a place, too, for another of the President's favorite MCCARTHY (Continued from Page VI an executive order keep the facts from the American people," McCarthy said. Army Counsellor John Adams, who disclosed last Wednesday that there was a Jan. 21 conference of top officials at the Justice Department about the McCarthy- Army row, was back in the witness chair. But before the hearings convened, the White House made public a letter from the President to the secretary of defense barring government officials from telling the Senate investigators ' about their private conversations on the McCarthy-Army row, or giving giving them confidential documents relating to it. Based On Constitution The President based his stand on the constitutional separation of powers of the legislative and executive branches of the government. He said the principle must be upheld "regardless of who would be benefited." Sen. McCJellan said the question was whether responsibility for the Army's charges against McCarthy hould be shifted from Secretary of the Army Stevens to "higher authority." McClellan insisted the commit- tpe had a right to know who was •esponsible for the Army's actions n the controversy. He said it would be in no position to make a decision if this information were withheld. If Stevens was acting on orders rom higher authorities, McClellan aid, "then the secretary is not responsible." In addition to the President's order, there was a, ruling from Atty. Gen. Brownell today that no parts of a document produced by McCarthy earlier in the hearings, report on security risks at Ft. purporting to summarize an FBI Monmouth, N.J., should be made public. i Bassett Man Hurt in Wreck Condition of Alan GarreU of Bassett, in Kennedy Veterans Hospital from injuries received Friday afternoon in an automobile accident in which a Baptist minister's wife was killed at Lake David, was reported to be good, hospital officials said this morning. Mr. Garret is suffering from a fractured nose, cheek and knee cap and multiple lacerations and will be hospitalized for an indefinite period, it was reported. The two-car collision occured at the intersection of Highway 61 and old Highway 63 near Lake David. No charges were filed in connection with the wreck. Mrs. Linda Barnett, wife of the Rev. William C. Barnett, Baptist Minister of Tyronza, died, in the crash and two others were injured. The Rev. Mr. Barnett was taken to the Crittenden Memorial Hospital while Elbert Johnson of Mem- I phis, driver of the car in which Mr. Garret was riding, was taken .to Campbell's Clinic in Memphis. FLOOD (Continued from Page 1) age to tanneries. Other Cities Help Police from several communities, auxiliary police, firefighters, civil defense personnel and some 150 Coast Guardsmen joined in rescue and evaauation operations. Some 50 families were evacuated from their homes by police and Coast Guardsmen using an amphibious "duck" and smaller craft. The only casualty reported was an elderly woman who twisted her ankle, but at least two other persons were rescued from drowning in the rushing waters. Some 40,000 sightseers clogged roads leading to the -city, one of the world's largest leather-manu. factoring; centers. The city is about 15 miles northeast of Boston. In all some wo square miles were inundated, but only about half the area was covered with water measurable in feet. The dam gave way under pressure of water accumulated during two weeks of an almost steady rain in New England. The total rainfall in Boston for the month. is 10.53 inches, far surpassing th« weather bureau record of 6.31 inches in 1901. The water began to recede about six hours after the dam burst, flowing to adjoining Salem, into •the North River and out to Salem 1 harbor. _ Read Courier News Classified Adi. Negro Is Held For Shooting Arthur Griffin, Negro, of Number j Nine, was reported in an improved condition this morning by officials at Chickasawba Hospital where he was taken for treatment of a gunshot wound received Saturday night at his home. Lucias Jackson, 28, of Number Nine, is being held in county jail pending the outcome of Griffin's condition. Jackson admitted shooting him with a .25 caliber pistol but claimed it was an accident, the sheriff's office reported. ly 21.00-25.00: a few 27.00; commercial and 15.00-20.00: cull and utility vealers prime to low good proper governmental objective, 125 higher; bulk 180-230 Ib 27.25- ! and calves 9.00-13.00. hobbies — has been fishing. A private pond built across the road from the house. And another thing: there will be a studio on the attic third floor of the new home. Nothing has been said officially about that as a place for the President to haul out his oil paints and easel, but there is speculation that is what he has in mind. Yes, the impression you get watching the President at the farm could be dead wrong so far as a second term is concerned. But then again . . . Negro Is Fined $50; 8 Forfeit Traffic Bonds James Wilson, Negro, was fined $50 and costs in Municipal Court this morning on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon while eight other people forfeited bonds on traffic violations. Forfeiting $10 bonds on charges of speeding were Norbert Blankenship. Roosevelt McKenney. Haskel Baughman, Lester Borris and James Anderson. Harold Hurt and G. V. Sebaugh forfeited $19.75 bonds on charges of speeding while Bobby Halifield forfeited a similar bond on a charge of having no vehicle license. ...if its washable IET US IAUNDER IT! Five Youngsters Killed in Wreck TRENTON, HI. Wl—A car carrying six young people home from a dance smashed into a fast Baltimore and Ohio passenger train yesterday, killing five of the occupants and critically injuring the other. Dead were Raymond L. King, 22; Marlin J. Goff. 19; Horace H. Hooks, 19: and Kenneth Ray Stewart. 18, all of Edwardsville, 111., and Eleanor Clark. 16, St. Jacob, 111. The only other occupant of the car. Donna Reed. 18. Highland, 111.. \A/'i r*r f * was in a critical condition. YYllSOn, Knee lOflfer Sheriff Henry Klutho said wit- SEOUL UP — Defense Secretary nesses in another car told him they Charles E. Wilson and several top- had stopped for the railroad cross- ranking U. S. diplomatic and mili ing as the train, bound from St. [ tary officials conferred briefly to- Louis to New York, approached. day with South Korean President Collide at Intersection Martha Mitchell and Sam Campbell were involved in a traffic accident Saturday afternoon at Rail- | road and Elm, causing some dam- j age to the Mitchell vehicle, accord- i ing to police reports this morning.' You can't beat us—for elective, easy-on-yonr-ciothes laundering, expert finishing, convenient frienldy serv- ice. Choose from our many services today. 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