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TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 1954 BLYTKEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAG1 FTV1 Segregation Issue Faces 'Generation of Litigation' By DOUGLAS LARSEN NEA Staff Correspondent White and Negro children may sit side by side in Southern schools some time during the next generation. But complete non-segregation, ordered by the historic Supreme Court ruling of May 17, will not be accomplished during the present one. Meantime, Southern public education, which has been improving rapidly since the war, could deteriorate during the "generation of litigation" shaping up. j These key facts emerge from thej conference here of governors and officials from 15 Southern states called to discuss the ruling. * * * This is the line-up of attitudes: Maryland, Kentucky. West Virginia and Oklahoma, with the smallest Negro populations, will comply, although spokesmen admit serious diffuclties in working the problem out. Speaking the sentiment of this group Gov. William C. Marland of West Virginia says: "We will obey the law as interpreted by the Supreme Court.' The positions of Virginia, North Carilina, Tennessee. Arkansas. Alabama. Louisiana and Florida, called "in-between" are typified by Virginia's Gov. Thomas B- Stanley who called the meeting. Refusing to go on record as intending to comply, he says: "We hope to work out some thing: acceptable to our people." What might be acceptable is indicated by a study Stanley made of the'first 236 letters he received. Only seven suggested unqualified, compliance. The rest • demanded j defiance. Pear of resulting racial' intermarriage was at the heart of many of the objections to the decision. The extreme positions of defiance are held by Georgia, South Carolina and Mississippi. Colorful, cigar-smoking Heman Talmadge, governor of Georgia, expresses a typical view: "From time immemorial they've b( en getting: around Supreme Court decisions. If necessary, to keep our separate schools we'll abolish public schools and revert to private schools." Talmadge and Gov. Hugh White of Mississippi flatly say that this generation \vill not see segregation ended in their states. And they have doubts it will be ended during the next one. A spokesman from another Southern state says: "What happens in the future de pends on how hard the non-seg«e- gation people push it through future court action and over the other roadblocks. The people of the South don't want it and the pol- iticans must fight with every legal means." * * * Gov- James F. Byrnes of South Carolina, former U. S. Secretary of State, made no public statement but reports say he has a Talamadge stand. An education official at the meeting took this view of the problem: "The Supreme Court can't rule out prejudices and habits of thinking deeply ingrained in people's minds. And we can't change our schools overnight contary to the wishes of the people who pay Eor them just to satisfy; the Supreme Court." He adds: "Unfortunately the effort we now must spend circumventing the ruling is obviously going to detract from our work to improve the school system." Other officials also admit that none of the many plans considered as a way to defy the ruling would NON-SEGREGATION IN ACTION: District of Columbia schools hold their first unsegregated teacher exams after historic ruling. •£.:j:"We will obey "'""the law..." "We hope to work out' something acceptable .. ." HOW THE SOUTH STANDS: Three different shadings of states match quotes that show lineup of the South on segregation. improve the quality of education. "And with the education system in. a turmoil," one adds, "teaching as a career is going to be far less attractive to both Nergo and white youths considering entering this field which needs them so much." Talmadge indicates his state will force a legal showdown on segregation in every school district.. The cost in time and money for this litigation would do great harm to Georgia's schools. Georgia's tentative plan for abolishing the public schools and subsidizing private schools, which interests the other states greatly, also lends itself to waste and low ered standards. .A Mississippi plan to have children assigned to schools on the basis of health and welfare, with no mention of race, would cost extra tn*»ney and not add to the standard of education. Any private school .plan, with only Negroes attending public schools, is bound to mean less enthusiasm for the school system on the part of the most taxpayers. * * * Talk on amending compulsory attendance laws to cut down on Negro attendance, another idea being seriously considered by the states would be a step backwards for the general level of education. State education officials admit this but reason: "The fact is we are not ready to end separate schools and the result is a blow to the progress 1 , the schools in the South." Even those states which announced intentions to comply will send representatives to a meeting of Southern state attorneys general before the Supreme Court meets in the fall to hear proposals from the states for working out details of ending segration. This will be another session of swapping ideals aimed at circumventing the decision. It all adds up to the fact that the legal battle for non-segregation in schools, which began in Boston in 1849. is, not ended. In that year abolitionist Charles Summer argued before the Massachutts Supreme Court that a Negro child, forced to attend a Negro school, was deprived of her rights. » * * The court ruled that as long as the Negro school was as good as the white school there was no discrimination. That became the basis for the "separate but equal" doctrine which remained in effect until the May 17 decision. Only Virginia. South Carolina, Delaware, Kansas and the District of Columbia were parties in the case. But it is obvious how it concerns the other states. Delaware, Kansas and the District of Coulu- mbia all have plans for complete compliance. However, opinions expressed at the governors, meeting make it obvious that those who fought for non-segregation did not win final victory by the Supreme Court decision and that an even more bitter fight probably lies ahead. June Haver, Fred MacMurray Married in Quiet Ceremony Skipper of Fishing Boat Caught * By Hook on Wench-Drawn Trawl Line LIVERPOOL. N. S. (.?> — Warren Levy, 41-year-old skipper of the fishing boat Janet Irene, stood at the rail while his crewmen flipped halibut aboard. As a winch drew in the trawf lire, one of its dangling hooks snagged through the bridge | of his nose. j A sailor leaped for the winch, stopping it seconds before "Levy was drawn face first into the mesh- j ing gear. The stock captain clenched his teeth against the pain as his men filed the eye off the hook. They worked the metal loose, then poured iodine into the gaping wound. Levy ordered his men back to NOTICE The assessment of all property in Curb and Gutter Improvement District No. 6 of Blytheville, Arkansas, was filed in my office on the 28th day of June, 1954, and same is now open for inspection. SEAL W. I. MALIN, City Clerk. 6/29 work, refusing to head for shore until the last trawj was. hauled in. His eyes were swollen nearly shut when the Janet Irene finally tied up here. Hospital authorities said his condition was satisfactory last night after an emergency operation. GERTRUDE LAWREME ... AS *.. Kso.A She was born in the slums of London, became one of the theatre's most famous stars ,.. glamour, sparkle, high emotion —the stuff of which legends are made. He was a stuffy Boston blue-blood, shocked at her gay extravagances. Yet between them they shared a love that comes tremblingly alive. If you enjoy the company of sparkling personalities, begin Richard AJdrich's tender, humorous tribute to this amazing marriage of opposites. In the July Ladies' Home Journal. Out today—on all newsstands! WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Darline Key, Pltf., vs. No. 12,694 Raymond Key, Dft. The defendant, Raymond Key, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in this court and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Darline Key. Dated this 7th day of June, 1954 SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. By OPAL DOYLE, D. C. T. J. Crowder, Atty. for Pltf. Ed B. Cook, Atty. Ad Litem. 6/8-15-22-29 L/TTU L/Z— Most folks are hybrids—c cross between the donkeys they make of themselves and the monkeys oth"- •—nle make of them. Japanese Halt Fishing TOKYO yp>—More than 150 Japanese fishing boats are stalled in south Japan harbors at the height of the mackerel season because of feat of being seized by South Korean patrol boats. Dozens of Japanese fishing boats have been confiscated by Korean patrols since last September. The crews were released. Pre-War Prices DeSoto Beer 24 can Case 6 Can Carton A94 780 Phillip Applebaum Liquor Store HO So Fifth Phonr :<-%41 NOTICE On the 30th day of June, 1954, from 9:00 A. M. to 4:30 P. M. the Receivers of Shelton Motor Company Bly- anytheville, Arkansas, will open the Shelton Motor Company for the purpose of allowing inspection by interested purchasers of the assets of Shelton Motor Company. These assets consist of automobile parts, office equipment and furniture, shop tools and many other items too numerous to itemize. Written bids may be given on that day by interested purchasers on any or all of the assets of the Corporation, such bids must be acceptable to the Receivers of said corporation and the Chancery Court, Chickasawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. On July 12, 1954, said Court will be requested to approve said bids and order sale.. Shelton Motor Company in located an U. S. Highway No. 61, South of Blytheville. Arkansas. James M. Gardner, Receiver John W. Steinsiek, Receiver Bridge Expert Divorced NEWPANE. Vt (7P) — Mrs. Ely Culbertson has been granted an uncontested divorce from her famed bridge expert husband on grounds of "intolerable severity." Windham Court yesterday granted the former • Dorothy Bnehne the care and custody of the Culbertson 20-month-old son Alexander. Support and property arrangements were settled out of court. OJAI. Calif, (ft — June Haver and* Fred MacMurray last night achieved their goal—a quiet wedding after one of the most publicized of recent Hollywood romances. They slipped away from the film capital for a double :inp. civil ceremony at the picturesque Ojai Valley Inn. The civil rites, churchmen have said, will deprive the actress of the sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church, of which she is a devout member. This is because she was wed previously—in the church—to musician Jimmy Zito and the brief marriage ended in divorce not recognized by the church. MacMurray is a Presbyterian. Engaged to Doctor For both Miss Haver. 38. and MacMurray. 45, the marriage culminated a romance each had entered after heartbreak. The actor's wife of 17 years. Lillian, died a year ago. Miss Haver became engaged to Dr. John Duzik, a Beverly Hills dentist, after her divorce from Zito. but in 1949 Dr. Duzik died. Friends said grief over his death was one of the reasons June entered a convent early last year to study to become a nun. After seven months she left the convent and returned to Hollywood. The film colony had expected MacMurray to marry the blonde dancing star about July 6. Last, night's quiet wedding, attended by only seven relatives and friends, emphasized the couple's desire to avoid a lavish ceremony. The rites were performed by Superior Court Judge Charles F. Blackstock of nearby Ventura, with Mr. and Mrs. Boo Roos of Hollywood acting as witnesses. Roos is MacMurray's business manager. Also there were Miss Haver's mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Ottestad of Los Angeles; MacMurray's mother, Mrs Mlita MacMurray of Bel-Air. Calif., and Mr. and Mrs. Don B. Burger. The wedding was in the Burger apartment at the inn. The bride wore a full-skirted gown of champagne silk With a panel of French corded lace down the front. A hat of lace and silk matched the gown. She carried cymbidium orchids. Scenic Honeymoon After the ceremony, the couple telephoned MacMurray's adopted children, Susan. 14. and Robert, 10. at his northern California ranch near Healdsburg. The youngsters greeted Miss Haver with "Hi, Mom," and congratulated the pair. The actress and her tall husband then left by automobile for a honeymoon tour of the Grand Canyon and Brice Canyon and to visit other scenic Western sites. The couple became acquainted last Christmas week at a party given for MacMurray's friend. John Wayne. The actress and MacMurray went to the party "stag" and danced often with each other. They began dating after that. Miss Haver was twice married to Zito when she was 20. The first ceremony March 9, 1947. in Las Vegas, Nev., was a civil affair. Fifteen days later in Los Angeles they were married in a Catholic Church. A year later she obtained a divorce on grounds of extreme cruelty. Bees may "talk" in four or five languages. Indications are that the language of bees is not entirely a sign laguage but that tones, probably in the supersonic range, play a role in their communications. Recorded messages, like telephone weather predictions, have been speeded^up in transmission as much as two and one half times without loss of intelligibility by a new system of cutting and splicing the recorded tape. TAKE IT HOME! $100 Raiorbock Drive-In \'i Dozen FRIED SHRIMP Illinois, for example, normally ig not considered a bad hail state. In 1953, however. Insurance Companies paid out more for hail damage on farm crops in Illinois than in any other state. This year, protect your growing crops with HAIL INSURANCE. A. F. "DEE" DIETRICH, Mgr. Ill W. Main Phone 3-6812 Blytheville You Con Bt Wiped Out in a Few Minutes 112 South Fifth Street — Blytheville, Arkansas • Electrical Wiring • Commercial Refrigeration • York Air Conditioning Sales It Service » Appliance Repairs N.F. Marshall-Frank Westall-J.T.Stalcup Tel. PO 2-2993, Nite Tel. PO 3-6109 or 3-4029 We Close on Saturday Afternoons TWIN RARITIES — Albino squirrels are so rare that the capture of a pair of ihcrr ".-" Seneca, 111., caused much excitement. The snow-white oddities are progeny of two normal, wild red squirrels. They are pictured with Jimmie Jones, on whose parents' land they were caught when a few weeks old. The animals are very tame and are thriving. West Criticized By Notionalist China Official *• TAEPEH, Formosa UR — The No. 2 man in Nationalist China's Foreign Office today criticized the Western Allies for "trying hard to achieve a unified Korea and a unified Germany" while "considering the partition of Indochina." Shen Chanp-huan, senior vice minister of foreign affairs, called the division of Germany and Korea after World War II' 'gross blunders." "How forgetful the democracies are!" he declared in a speech. NOTICE IN THE PROBATE COURT FOR THE CIIICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY. ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF No. 3,248 Jane Ballnrd. deceased. Last known address of decedent: Manila. Arkansas, Date of death 1 February 7, 1954. The undersigned was appointed administrator of the estate of the above-named decedent on the 16th day of June, 1954. All persons having claims against the esUUc must exhibit them, dulyj verified, to the undersigned within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estntc*. Thi« notice first published 22nd day of June. 1954. WM. G. FOX. Administrator P. 0. Box 5-18 Bh'theville, Arkansas. Oscar Fendler. Attorney for Administrator. 6/22-29 JIM tanate motfe and h*r ftmttjr can destroy In m alngl* year M much wool »s It would tato a sheep to product. Tff W. Read Courier to*-* Classified Ads. DR. L. B. 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Within minutes after your paper appears YOU GET RESULTS THROUGH THE WANT AD61 Adi placed btfort 5 p.m. will appear next day, except for Monday's paptr when ads mint be plactd by noon Saturday. All classified advertieing payablt in advance. BLYIHEVILLE COURIER NEWS

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