The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 16, 1949 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 16, 1949
Page 3
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 1949 pi NATION TODAY [egro Lobbying for Civil Rights ?es S//m Chance for Victory it Promises to Continue Battle By June* Merlow J WASHINGTON, March 16. (/Ty—For two weeks a little man with Bht blue eyes, silky white hair and a white mustache darted around ysenau side ol the capttol. I For most of the time he was happy and smiling, and he seemed full (hope. But by last night much of the hop* was gone. Maybe most ol -naybe all of it. t t for two weeks he button-, senators all over the place. Jej 1 knew him well, for he had •ted their offices often before, Ibying for his cause. He wrote ^ir names 0:1 a piece of paper, this one, and that one, and the ,er, he said, ticking off the --lies, were senators he thought luld TOtc hts way. Would they? , he said, he felt positive, though. pretty "sure. Fo the thousands of visitors who earned through the Senate halls .se two weeks he seemed like f other elderly man with a pleas^ face and bright blue eyes be|id his glasses. Hopes for Civil Rights Fade Duly the senators and others who ,ew him well knew he was a Nell). Walter White, secretary of the kitonal Association for the Ad- ncemeiit of Colored People, "ong ago, because ol his fair skin, might have slipped over the line lived out his . But lie was life born a white Georgia i and he chose to live out His a Negro. fall he threw his 'arg in- lience among Negroes into the Bht to elect President Truman— g-cause Mr. Truman had promise:! Icivil rights program to help Ne- loes. • He had hopes that a Truman vic- Iry might push the program Irough Congress at last. |But in the last two weeks South- Democrats have been fillbus- Iring to smash the program, to Jep it from ever being voted on. lit was in the early part of those l-o weeks that Walter Whiter •cnied cheerful as he talked with Inators. hoping they'd vote to kill lie filibuster and give the civil Slits program a chance, I Leader Loses His Smile I But by late Monday the smile las gone. He waited nervously In a kllway outside the Senate. Inside Rnator Ellendcr. Louisiana Demo- at, was plowing along steadily on 12-hoi:r filibuster, making his rmtrtbution to the fight of ths puthern Democrats. And while Ellender talked, and &side White paced up and down, .jfiator Lucas of Illinois, leader of lie Senate Democrats, was telline news confercn9e: _ . . . The fight against the fili- •mt«r weuld have to'be'dropped. Temporarily »t least. . . A» the newsmen ran for tele- , lories, one of them - stopped Ion? ough to tell Walter White. He leemed years older. ) ] Had he lost hope that the civil ights program, for which he had •orked so hard, might never come > pass in his lifetime I asked him "If* a terrible blow," he said. I Barber Is Shot By Customer Who Disliked Haircut GLASGOW, Ky., March 16. (API —A barbershop customer who didn't like his haircut, shot and seriously wounded Ployd Cook, 55, Glasgow barber, here yesterday, Sheriff B. V. Splllrnau reported. Sheriff Spilmian Identified the accused man as J. M. Taylor, 50, a Barren County oil well worker. The sheriff said Cook was shot three times, one shot penetrating a hip and paralyzing his body below the waist. At the hospital where he was taken, Cook's condition was termed serious. The sheriff said the bullets, from .. .38 caliber police pistol, were fired through the plate glass window of the barbershop which Is In the Spotswood Hotel on Glasgow's pub said Taylor told offi- lic square. Splllman cers he was dissatisfied with the haircut Cook gave him Monday afternoon. Taylor told the officials lie brooded all night about the matter and finally decided to shoot Cook. Supreme Court Asked To Set Aside Decree LITTLE ROCK, March 16. (AP) —Mutt Cagle yesterday asked the Arkansas Supreme Court to set aside a, Phillips Chancery Court decree awarding H. O. Monroe $200 damages for an attack on Monroe's caw by eagle's dog. In his complaint, Monroe charged the dog's attack destroyed his animal's usefulness as a milk cow. Van Buren Man Heads Vital Statistics Bureau LITTLE ROCK, March 16. (AP) —Former Van Buren County Representative Dan Stephens of Clinton yesterday was apponited director of the State Health Department's Bureau of Vital Statistics Dr. T. T. ROES, state health officer, announced. "But we'll work, ring doorbells ,get on the radio, write stories. . ." FOR IPIN-MORMS r«KI [New National Sickness Accident Plan Pays $85 Monthly Benefits Special Hospital Feature Costs Only $1-a-Month KEW ORLEANS — The widely known National Heallh & Accident Association has just announced a new health and accident plan that pays $85 cash a month for both stated Sickness and Accidents — plus $125 additional benefit for accidents requiring hospital treatment — and yet costs as little as $1 a month, or 511 if paid yearly in advance. 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