The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 21, 1954 · Page 12
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May 21, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

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BLYTHEVILLfi (ARK.) OOURIKB HBW» FRIDAY, MAT fl, ^ .— Georgia's Talmadge May Find He's Overmatched in Fight with Court By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes time to step into the ring with the United States lupreme Court, Herman Talmadge, dark-haired governor of Georgia, may find he's over- He's itching, he says, for a knock-down-drag-out fight with the court which on Monday outlawed segregation in public schools. He says Georgia will defy the decision if it's the only Southern state which does. Georgia defied the court in Pres- * ident Andrew Jackson's time. Jackson winked and let Georgia get away with it. No president nowadays is likely to follow suit. Defiance would put Talmadge in the position of defying the nation and even undermining it since there can be no democratic society unless its members abide by the lawful processes, including the court, which they created. Talmadge's determination to fight the court may be in direct proportion to the willingness of other Southern states to go along •with him when the showdown comes. That's still months away. Action Uncertain On Monday the court said only segregation must end. It invited the attorneys general from the states with segregation to argue here in October on terms of a decree which will fix a deadline. What the government can do to make Georgia comply, if Talmadge balks, would depend on how he tried to frustrate the court order. What the government' might do is neither clear nor predictable. A few steps, however, appear obvious. . Talmadge could, say the ruling did not apply to Georgia because Georgia was not one of the states involved in the cases on which the court ruled, although Ms ruling does apply to all states. If Talmadge took this stand, nothing \*>uld happen until some Negro parents in Georgia asked a federal court to make Talmadge end segregation. Told by a federal court, as he would be, that the Supreme Court decision applied to Georgia, Talmadge could be jailed for contempt if he then disobeyed. He could be jailed indefinitely, or until he ordered segregation in Georgia ended. This would take months. H. then, individual school superintendents in Georgia refused] to follow the decision, they could be brought into federal court on contempt charges. More "time. Or Georgia's disobedience might take aome other turn. Another Time Jn President Jackson's day the federal government, because of treaties with the Cherokee Indians, claimed exclusive jurisdiction over territory tney occupied. Then Georgia claimed it. When a Cherokee Indian named Com Tassel killed another Indian, inside Cherokee territory, a (Horgia *tatc court, claiming jur- isdictaon, tried him and sentenced him to be hanged. On an appeal, the Supreme Court ordered the execution stopped and told Georgia to explain why it had infringed .on Cherokee territory. The Georgia State Legislature ordered local officers -to ignore the Supreme Court. Corn Tassel was hanged. Then Georgia ordered two New England missionaries, living in the Indian territory, to swear allegiance to Georgia. The missionaries refused on the grounds they were in Cherokee territory, not in Georgia. They were tried in a Georgia court and jailed. The Supreme Court ruled the federal government had jurisdiction and ordered the missionaries released. Georgia refused. Jackson is reported to have stood back and said, "John Marshall, the chief justice, has made his decision; now let him enforce It." Man Charged with Kidnaping 2 Children, Captured in Illinois CHICAGO (#)—• A 34-year-old man was summoned before a XJ. S. commissioner today on a charge of kidnaping a 7-year-old girl and her 3-year-old brother in Beloit, Wis.. 10 days ago and taking them to Illinois. Joseph McElroy, identified by the FBI as having a police record in Michigan and Indiana for molesting children and young girls, was seized by FBI agents and two Beloit policemen yesterday at a farm near Elwood, 111., about 50 miles southwest of Chicago. Guy Banister, special agent in c.uarge of tlic Chicago FBI office, said McElrcy would be arraigned on a charge of violating the Lindbergh law, which carries a maximum penalty of death. Banister said McElroy lured the gill and her brother into his pickup truck on May 11 by offering them chewing gum. The FBI agent said McElroy stopped the truck several times en route from Beloit to Rockford, 111., and molested the girl sexually. The children, who were not identified by Banister, were freed early the n?xt morning in Rockford and were returned to their parents. Beloit police said the girl had to!d them she and her brother were playing in a parking lot about half a block from their home when a man approached them and asked if they wanted to go for a ride around the block. The FBI said the children got into the truck and were driven to Rock- foid, 20 miles away. Banister said McElroy has admitted bein? in Beloit May 11 and seeing the children. However, the FBI agent said, he has denied kid- naping the children. McElroy had obtained employment at a farm near 'Elwood on Wednesday. On the same day a police officer at Plainfield, near Elwood, telephoned the FBI in Chicago to report seeing a truck which fitted the description of the one driven by the kidnaper at Beloit. Proposed Ban On Beer, Liquor Ads Attacked WASHINGTON UP)-—The National Editorial Assn. today attacked a proposal to ban beer and liquor advertising as a repressive measure that "could easily be extended to other advertised commodities." William L. Daley, representing the association's 6,000 newspaper members, said in a statement prepared for the House Commerce Committee that enactment of the proposed legislation would establish a far-reaching precedent. "To single out one commodity, where the production or sale of which raises on questions of constitutional validity, seems to us an extremely hazardous proceeding," he stated. "It would open the gate to other repressive measures relating to information and advertising of other commodities which the merchants have for sale in towns where our newspapers circulate.'' The committee, meanwhile, scheduled more witnesses on the controversial bill to bar interstate advertising of alcoholic beverages in newspapers and magazines and on radio and television. The measure was introduced by Rep. Joseph Bryson (D-SC), a prohibition crusader who died last year. Not Mi$$ing—Jailed «CH£NECTADY, N. Y. (^—Police sent out a mitting persons report and staged a wide search for a lf-year-old boy when his parents MM h« was missing. Then they found him in the Schenectady Jail. Ht had been unable to pay two m HUM for traffic rtolatiom. A tan* with no touulation re* qulra more than one and one half time* as much a* fuel as a well- rf tbt same oon- By Mrs. B. F. Boyles Bridge Club Meets Roses were used in decorations in the home of Mrs. Jerry Cullom when she entertained the Tuesday Night Bridge Club, this week. Mrs. S. A. Reginold of Columbus, Miss., wafc a guest. Winners of the bridge games during the evening were Mrs. Joe Brown Gwyn, high, Mrs. Reginold, second high, Mrs. F. S. Reese, low and Mrs. Wallace Thompson, bridge. The hostess served refreshments. WSCS Elects Mrs. Elstner D. Beall will head the Methodist WSCS as president. She succeeds Mrs. Bentley Rhodes. Other officers who will assist Mrs. Beall are Mrs. Alma Harnden, vice-president; Mrs. Gene Burns, promotion secretary; Mrs. Gerald Whiteside, recording secretary: Mrs. Deweyl Stotts, secretary of local church activities; Mrs. Gilbert Wiley, secretary of supplies; Mrs. Richard Ferguson, secretary of status of women; Mrs. Jerry Cullom, secertary of children's work; Mrs. Hudson "Wren, secre-, tary of youth Work; Mrs. C. H. Buchanan, missionary education; Mrs. Roy Stobaugh, secretary of literature and publication and Mrs. Eva Kerlin, secretary. Personals Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Wallin have returned to their home in Pine Bluff after a few days visit with their daughter, Mrs.. Bentley Rhodes, and her family. Mr. and Mrs., S. A. Reginold of Columbus, Miss.', are guests of their daughter, Mrs. Jerry Cullom, and her family. Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Burns an- Plenty of Curves In This Gome LOS ANGELES (ff)— There were curves aplenty in the second annual cheesecake classic baseball game at the University of Southern California's Bovard Field yesterday. Embattled were two sorority nines, for the benefit of underprivileged children sent to Troy camp in the San Bernardino mountains. Pi Beta Phi's smooth sockers were pretty flashy in green jersey blouses, white shorts and green trim. The Delta Gammas wore blue and gold. The Pi Phis won the five- inning game 6-4. About one half of all injuries and .one third of all deaths occur in the home. nounce the birth of a son May 18 at Osceola Memorial Hospital. Little Victoria Whiteside underwent a tonsilectomy at the hospital in Osceola Monday. Mrs. J. D. Roberts and son, Clifton, and Mrs. Oscar Davis and daughter, Pam, were in Memphis Tuesday. Gillie Wright is a patient at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. He entered the hospital Monday. Among those from Wilson who visited him Tuesday were Mrs. J. D. Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Davis and Mr. and Mrfc. Buford Boyles. Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Hobson will son, Robert Hobson of Washington, D. C. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Goodgame at Methodist Hospital In Memphis May 13. Osceola News By BETTTE MULE STARB Mrs. John Barch of Luxora announces the engagement of her 'daughter, Miss Mary Barch, of Memphis, to Howard O. Miller of Pekin, Ind. Mr. Miller is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles O. Miller of Pekin. He is now stationed with the Navy at Millington as an instructor in the Aviation Electronics School. The ceremony will be solemnized June 12 at the Union Avenue Church of Christ in Memphis. Miss Maggie Barbiers has as her houseguest her niece, Mrs. James Lampton of Baton Rouge, La., the former Betty Semmes of Osceola. She plans to visit in Osceola until July 1. The West Ridge Home Demonstration Club met at the home of Mrs. A. M. Miller Wednesday. Mrs. David Scrivner had the program demonstration on handicraft standards. After the meeting, refreshments were served. Bill Linton 6f Dyess is a candidate for a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree at commencement exercises Sunday at Henderson State Teachers College in Arkadelphia. The last meeting of the year of the Osceola PTA was held at the elementary school Tuesday night. Officers for the coming year were installed by the Rev. O. B. Moore. They are Mrs. P. D. Johnson, president, Mrs. Jettie Driver, vice president, Mrs. Bob Morrow, secretary and Mrs. Russell Chiles, treasurer. Lloyd Godley was the guest speak- . since 1894- The Sign of Fine Bourbon Tho ntxt timo you buy bourbon think of changing tof tit* oik for HalUr't if. er and spoke on "Opportunity in Arkansas." Mrs. Herbert Shippin and Mrs. Milton Pope were hostesses to the sisterhood of PEO Wednesday for a one o'clock luncheon at the home of Mrs. Shippin. This will be the last meeting until September. Leaving Wednesday to attend an insurance convention in Hot Springs were Dick Prewitt and Mr. and Mss. Owen Massie. Mrs. Madeline Campbell is Still in the Osceola Memorial Hospital where she is undergoing observation. She will remain for a few days longer. Lt. (jg) Richard Fletcher, who has been stationed on the USS Mississippi for the past 18 months, has been visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Fletcher. Lt. Fletcher has been transferred to the Naval Air Station at Pensacola, Fla, Jerry Wiseman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wiseman, who is also stationed at the Naval Air Base at Pensacola, spent last week end with his parents. Jo Ann Barnes, Osceola senior, became ill in New Orleans Monday and was taken to Metrill Hospital where she underwent an emergency appendectomy. Mrs. W. E. Barnes, mother of Jo Ann, left for New Orleans early yesterday morning to be with her. Mrs. William Elias spent yester- day'In Memphis. The Literary Department of the Progressive Club met Wednesday at the home of Mrs. E. A. Teaford. Co-hostesses were Mrs. J. E. Teaford and Mrs, George Edrington. Mrs. J, L. Glascoe had charge of the program on Chicago. Marc Bruce has been named as a new member of the Luxora High School faculty for next year. Mr. Bruce was a member of the Osce- ola faculty before entering the service. He is now stationed at Fort Benning, Ga., but will report to Luxora Sept. 1. Members of the 20th Century Dance Club met Wednesday night at the Fifty Club for their regular monthly dance and buffet supper. Hosts and hostesses for the evening were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wiygul, Mr. and Mrs. Billy-Chiles and Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Biggardike. 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