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Star (Newspaper) - May 3, 1948, Anniston, Alabama Weather Forecast ALABAMA cloudy continued warm widely scattered mirth portion this noon tonight and Tuesday Yesterday's high 80 today's low Complete A P mid U P Leased Wires Member ABC and Paid Circulation Doy And rnm t A K mAt lit VOL 201 ANNISTON ALA MONDAY MAY 3 1948 UM TIM b fit r M kt P M Tornadoes Kill 21 In 7 States Over Weekend Hit W Vn tucky Missouri ina Kansas Illinois Damage Will Run O lulo Millions Also Hit In Winds Si Louis Hits Slorm Mercury Hits Season's High House Panel Votes Draft Would Place 000 Men In Uniform By 1950 WASHINGTON May S The House Armed Services voted 28 to 5 to draft men 19 through 25 for two years of military duty Veterans generally would be ex- matched political races empt the highest men would be called to boost lie Navy and Air of the Fmfc present strength WHS recorded I of 600 mpn to a ol for tomorrow arc con- by 1950 The Air Force would be built up to to support a nir force The draft would get under way By for tomorrow are con- warm weather and o w e i s and showers Weatherman P M fore- cast The official forecast for j ton and vicinity Mostly cloudy and continued warm today Tornadoes and violent windstorms tomorrow Highest afternoon whipped across seven states over temperatures 80 to decrees I the week-end killing at least 21 I Tuesday Rail And Auto r Disputes Enter Critical Period To Meat Is Slow By ASSOCIATED Labor-management relations are being waged to stave them off persons and Injuring more than IliO Property damage estimated in the millions West Virginia and Kentucky com- were lashed by last Ight Twisters hit In Missouri Oklahoma and Kansas Saturday High winds and heavy rains red Indiana nnd Illinois The Death Toll The death toll by West Virginia six Kentucky four five three In West Virginia winds ripped through six rural ties near Clarksburg in ern part of the state State police reported more than Do persons were injured West Milford last Creek Wolf Summit Mount Clare and Quiet Dell were the communities hardest hit Highways were blocked and lines were down pering rescue operations In Kentucky a tornado hit pha a town of 140 in Clinton County The storm wrecked the Davis ol Church where an estimated 125 attending services At least 50 were reported injured in the county Many of the injured were in the church Deputy policeman Wiley Gregory said that quite a few houses were destroyed Alpha Is midway between Albany and Monticello near the border Seek Additional Victims Rescue workers sought additional victims In the debris and mud of the West Virginia communities Wrecked automobiles trees and debris from nearby I Meat 1 mining operations cluttered U S members were hokum Route 19 leading to the damaged town of Hupp Hill W Va The twister hit in West Virginia about a p m Hospitals were jammed All able doctors and nurses in the stricken area were called off duty Clarksburg Fire Chief J J ly 00 days after it is approved by Congress and signed by the dent Forrestal Backs decrees I Tiie committee acted after early morning temperatures i fense Secretary James about 60 degrees Scattered called the draft hill an excellent ers and through He urged fa.st approval A A WEEK BY CARWER Hobbs Roberts Race Headlines The committee's okay gives the measure a good boost toward but ii does not assure that it will become law It mast pass the House and ate and be signed by the President it can become effective j However the House Republican I leadership hinted today it 1 give the a green light Rep Leslie Arends IT i House majority whip and n Lasl Kf Forts of the Armed Services Com- announced that he will support the draft In the House He warned however he will change his mind if any effort is made to couple the with Uni- versal Military Training ON THE on the wrong side of the barrier at curfew hour this civilian on Yugoslav territory put up a losing argument The barrier remained down The curfew rule was put into effect by the United Slates and British authorities lo keep Communists from Yugoslavia out of Trieste over May by Correspondent Juliu 5 en- The Senate Armed Services Com- tered a crucial period today in the heen a railroad und automotive industries proposal for coupling the draft Strikes in both have been set for next week but last minute efforts and UMT The approved today by Star And W i 11 Broadcast Election Returns the UNION MARKS CHICAGO May 3 dent Ralph of the CIO United Packinghouse Workers said today the union would con- sider settling the nationwide strike fur a ly raise if the packers would agree to meat prices The packers offered nine cents before the strike began eight weeks ago ami refused to raise the offer The union had demanded a hourly ruise House committee provides for The nation's major ment packers I of all men 18 through 30 meanwhile reported some success 19 through 25 could be called for two years service Tarly Action Seen Committee Chairman Walter G Andrews R N said he hopes draft will be brought j the House floor for debate time next week These committee members voted against the Heps Short R C W Bishop R J Heffernan N Philip J Philbin D and Franck R D Cal Arends made it plain the House in their i leadership has 110 intention of Union said iis UMT at this session We all recognize what the fate of UMT would Ue in this he said in questioning Forrestal Arends added that he wains no backstage maneuvering by the i Army to amend the draft on It lie House floor to include some i form of UMT He said he will t the in the House on that dition Radio Station will cast election returns on county anil stale races throughout tomorrow night from the news room of The Anniston Star Joint facilities of The Star Tiie Associated Press and United Press as well as contacts with officials in other counties in the Fourth District will lie combined to bring up-to-the-minute returns Station and in day's edition of The Star U i Home Building Gels Support Pacts Barring Negroes In White Areas Voided Supreme Court By To 0 Decision Knocks Legal Props From Under So-Called Restrictive mils That Blanket White Sections i i Administrator Favors For Persons In Low Income Brackets II WASHINGTON May 3 The Supreme Court ruled today against racial real estate agreements which bar Negroes and other minorities from white neighborhoods The high court ruled that such covenants cannot be legally enforced in court The decision knocked the props from under so-called ed covenants that blanket many residential areas in most every big city from coast to coast Writes Opinion Chief Justice Fred M Vinson handed down decision There were no However Justices j Robert H Jackson Stanley F Recci t and Wiley I themselves I ii for firm Members of the National way Mediation Board resumed conferences in Chicago designed to avert a strike of sonic road workers tet for May 11 Three of conferences last week proved fruitless but Board j Martin Chairman Frank Douglass said con- coiv WASHINGTON May S Housing Administrator M today endorsed home building income families As long as some Americans live in slums he said with no hope of relief through their own efforts I do no think that this country B disqualified from the case While justices do not give reasons for staying out of cases H Is known at least Jackson aiicl-.Rutledge own property covered by tive full consideration j son said we have concluded that these cases the stales have ed to deny petitioners the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the 14th Amendment The ruling came in the cases of families who bought into covenanted neighborhoods in St Louis nnd Detroit Courts In both Charge Hurled At ABC Board By Salesman Administrator Alleged To Have Urged Appointment Of Folsom Man In State broken gas lines Ignited I still were hopeful of Clare adding to the I some for settlement testifying at a McKInney a storm tim said he saw at three homes ablaze Ten persons were killed and at least 38 were injured in the does In Oklahoma Missouri and Kansas Hit Resort Towns A storm struck In the Grand Lake area of Northeastern Oklahoma the towns of and Grove Five persons were killed at Thirty-one persons were injured in the Grand Lake area minute hearing before the vote was The conferences are the List steps I taken said he favors the draft and in- provided by law for strike of engineers firemen and and switchmen Railroad workers do come under the Law which provides for possible court injunctions to hull strikes endanger the welfare In the Fix weeks old of nearly CIO United house packers a back to work trickle of strikers The Chicago strikers hid given un- til today to return the packers ad- vising them their would be they ip CIO officials said of persons who entered rhe plants day were union members The long-range A dozen or so bills before the group including tlic iiil would prefer the combined Agner recently passed by the measure Senate bu with its Democratic principles and j states ordered the Negroes evicted New York its high standard ol living can its back upon them Foley testified before House covering tour Negro families Banking Committee which is con- in Washington Tiie federal government ered the issue so important it intervened formally when the MONTGOMERY May 3 AP A liquor salesman charged today that ABC Administrator Frank Bunkley tried to force him out of his job in favor of a Folsom ad- ministration man B M Bluet Marion a of Calvert's Distilleries made the statement at a meeting of the ABC Board He said Bunkley told vice president O H Martinsen that Red Cross May Control Willing To Take Over Jerusalem To Avert Chaos Say Reports LAKE SUCCESS N Y May 3 International Red Cross has offered to take over the entire city of Jerusalem in an effort to avert chaos in the Holy City it was learned today The Red press has stipulated that Arabs and Jews must agree to the emergency measure Arab and Jewish agreement is being awaited a reliable source disclosed A spokesman for Great Britain told the United Nations ship Council of the Red Cross posal Hed Cross Plan John Fletcher Cooke of Great Britain told the Council In a private meeting that of the Red Cross had approached Sir Alan Cunningham British High Commissioner In estine with the plan It was designed to save lem holy to Christians Jews and Moslems alike from the chaos that seems almost certain unless some neutral authority steps tn after British rule ends May 15 Fletcher Cooke emphasized that many details remained to be worked out before the Red Cross could act in the emergency Arab and Jewish spokesmen who heard of the proposal in the vate meeting told the council they had no word of such an offer from their superiors in Palestine An official of the American Hed Cross in New York said he could not confirm Cooke's announcement but added thai the plan appeared plausible The official said It was possible the Red Cross would take over re- Three County Offices Also Al In Primary Election Here 7 To 8 Thousand Expected To Vote Candidates Make Final peals To Public In Radio Addresses Tonight Tomorrow's the day Between and Calhonn voters are to go to the polls tomorrow beginning at 8 a m City boxes will open at 8 a m and at 6 p m County boxes will ipen at 8 a m and close at 5 p m Weatherman P M Hannum has forecast that only scattered showers and possible thundershowers will mark election day in the Anniston district For Confront Principal interest tn tomorrow's voting result centers around tha fourth District Congressional race between Judge Sam Hobba of ma and erts Rival camps are predicting ory and the prospects are for a very close vote both in the county and the district That county races for Tax Col- ector and a place on the County Board of Education will be the today the court is expected troubles with the hoard would be to announce a ruling in a j over if Marion were replaced by someone friendly to the Folsom ad- ministration Bunkley promptly denied the charge ind called it a lie out of the The administrator reached the Supreme the only thing he told for the general welfare of water supply operation of hospitals provision of dwelling and the like Will Delay Invasion Reliable sources disclosed while that the Arab states boring Palestine had informed the United States and Great Britain they would not invade Palestine until after Britains mandate ends May 15 The Arabs have made clear they intend to move Into the Holy Land If the United Nations does not arrive at an acceptable solu- tion by the time Great Britain's mandate ends one of the sources said Thus far the Arabs have in- He said however that he pre- ferred a simple draft to nothing The simple fact is we must Chairman Jesse P R opened the housings by saying that he and the committee The Justice Department asked the tinsen was that would that a solution leading to have selective service and this j have wide-open minds on the provides told the committee The before you as excellent THE WEATHER i question of public housing j The hearings are to continue for about two weeks Meanwhile the Senate and House metal noon Daylight Saving Time Sixty miles north of the Grand Lake area twisters hit near Erie I cc o show Kas killing two poisons juring five Tornadic winds whipped across the lake of the Ozarks in Missouri damaging hundreds of cottages and houses Three members of a Ing parly drowned when their boat overturned Three separate were reported in Kansas the first being observed about p m Saturday Numerous farm 25 000 CTO were destroyed or damaged handlers called a meeting morrow to consider possible m A M second column Irm at P M imin 31 3 r 11 in the D And Sen John H Overtoil D session was high tribunal to down all have to change its type of restrictive real estate Using In Alabama tigi The board had notified the dis- Court Enforcement Void i previously that its Vinson snid that private 1 tising was objectionable because in themselves are legal But I ll encourage drinking he said for courts to enforce thoni said is state which j Marion said a member of the permitted under the con- Virginia Liquor Control Board R I union announced last night it had i resolved to extend strike activities in the industry but did not disclose its plants Tiie Chicago stockyards also has been threatened with a Miami Overtoil who won't concede hat daylight sating time is here tested that the Senate should have met an hour at noun Eastern Standard Time The Senate dent ruled against him Overtoil unconvinced said ho will continue his residence and office on Eastern Standard Tune j There were these other i was present and Cloudy loudy Cloudy nor deny Alabama ns EgT Strike of Us that would er paralyze its and affect Xr I Three hours later twisters hit in Oklahoma The Highway Patrol at least damage was done in While Oak and a small community near Ketchurn In 15 houses were destroyed and H damaged Thirteen buildings were hit East of One man was electrocuted and ten persons were injured during a wind hnit find rainstorm yesterday at Mo and adjacent Illinois area Four persons were injured during high winds and heavy rains in central Indiana Twelve homes were reported destroyed and many farm buildings were damaged Ridgeville in Randolph County was hardest hit Senate Delays Action On Oleo Tax Repealer WASHINGTON May 3 Senate today put off at least until tomorrow u decision ns to which of two Senate committees will er the oleomargarine tax repeal hill i That decision when it coines tip off the probable fate of the fui Senator Fulbright cd a showdown today He Insisted the Semite stick by Ita rule that bills must be rend three times on different days before going to committee Usually this i tile Is waived action to back up demands for cr wages A strike of 15.000 Chrysler workers lias been called by the CIO United Auto Workers Union for May 12 The at the Milwaukee and Kenosha plants of Corp has backed up a demand with the threat of a sible strike of 7.000 Negotiations have 1101 beer broken off however in either dispute III DA 1.1 at j No shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of i of United Stales I any person within its jurisdiction equal protection of the laws I Vinson said that These arr not cases in which tiie stairs havr abstained from action j nip free lo AII Senate got pose such discriminations as they idem Truman's surprise see fit tion of Howard Bruce to be deputy j instead Vinson said in these administrator of the tac made available agreeing real estate owners As for changing salesmen m Alabama Marion said Martinsen to lell the board lhat has no intention of lnR appointment In anything but Arab control of estine is not acceptable An authoritative source con- firmed that the Arab League states had made clear to the two big Western countries that they die not plan to invade the Holy Lane while Britain's mandate remains in effect The private guarantees to discredit talk of an Arab sion at any time before the date ends Britain appealed to Jews and Arabs in the Trusteeship to agree with the UN on selection of a neutral authority to rule Jerusalem after May 15 Freeze On n Irarr total rainfall total normal j covery Program Bruce a j to more banker will assist Paul G Hoffman the administrator National i tion oi Manufacturers said some j provisions of the law in- I with pulling into effect guarantee annual wage plan to changing the tising the distillery representative Impose Price said the company could cancel its local ads but could not disturb its advertising Before Marlon made his the board adopted a safety program with the emphasis on what to do in case of fire at the Montgomery offices Re to officers are urged to call the results from their boxes to The Anniston Star office as soon as possible after the tally is completed The Star office will remain open all of Tuesday to cept returns over phone 118 The j I I ty in Police Chief At Courtland Carpenter Die In Gun Duel May 3 a drug store persons one the chief of police here were killed and three standers wounded in a gun battle here last night The were Chief W H 42 and W S field fiO a carpenter wounded by a stray let Elton Sherill farmer who was in i Decatur Ala hospital Slightly wounded were Duke driver and an unidentified Negro Sheriff G S snid the police chief had arrested son Oscar a week ago quoted O Terry the Courtland police force as saying walked up to Inn town's main street and found McCormack sitting in front Terry quoted as saying opened fire without a word and returned it Cormack crumpled to the ground and fell on top of him McCormack hit six times five In he body and once in the ley Only one of four bullets from gun struck Holderfield but the carpenter dead when medical arrived McCormack died within an hour as he arrived at n hospital in Moulton Ala W A Toms said six lets had hern fired from field's gun and four from mack's McCormack had been chief of lice here since He had a wife and five children had a wife ond seven children Senate Judiciary proved a resolution to Hie method of casting College votes in elections At present candidate receiving the majority of voles in a slate gels all of the state's electoral voles Tinman asked to make public ately the defense recommendations of the National Security Council The council was created under the Armed Forces Unification Act It is charged with determining the j nation's security policy The stormy lands legislation got stormier day Thn has approved a to turn over title to to the stales When the was sent to the Senate today Sen Sheridan Downey D Cal who supports it moved that It be put in the Senate calendar for almost immediate action instead the full coercive power of i a week were ordered for those Tins power he said was used lo on floors of on grounds of race or thp building color the right of thr Frank Bunkley rny owners to enjoy Ulc uus i One of the stale liquor stores is It is clear that but for tiie i located on the ground floor of the live intervention of the state courts building That creates a constant j supported by the full of fire danger because whiskey is a stacc Vinson said highly inflammable liquid And i would have been freo to there are five escapes occupy the properties in question j I without I Freedom from j i in tlic enjoyment of properly i rights was the basic lives sought lo be effectuated by framers of Vinson continued That such discrimination has i occurred in these cases is clear LONDON May 3 W A freeze on virtually all British consumer goods at the De- level went into fect today I An employe of the licensing di- The Board of Trade announced i vision O E was named the move Feb 13 to hold down safety director and fire twice prices as compensation for a ordered to combat inflation DOCTOR WAS WRONG WASHINGTON May 3 When Alfred Heitmuller was 24 years old his doctor told him he would die within a year Yesterday Heitmuller celebrated his day The doctor died years ago Hoy Critically III Snake Hito BIRMINGHAM May 3 four-year-old boy is in serious condition In hospital here from bites The child Lynn Hood was er sent to committee for con- ing yesterday nt his home in the Opponents shouted Birmingham residential suburb move was outrageous The when his heard him scream lire put tin the calendar B Hood his father said the Rescue Crews Attempt To Save L a b o r e r Trapped In Sewer Mass May 3 feet underground Rescue workers dus away 1 However officials theorized there of tons of dirt today In nn be crevice w because one objection Is enough lo keep a House from being sent to committee But other Senators they would move Inter to refer it to committee told them Hint thing lilt child me The hoy was bitten on the Hi and The snake killed nnd Identified ns a copperhead to reach a laborer who still be trapped in a sewer pit CO feet below the street Che workers already had ed JOO tons of from a 21 foot hole in the for Angelo Cor- 33 a water department em- ploye who tumbled into n crevice Saturday night when The ground open beneath him UK he worked in n five fool hole Officials believed he was buried i under tons of rocks nnd or drowned In Itie sewage channel which might have been broken by R landslide that ed Corsica's The channel Is ln where Corsina could get enough aid to stay alive While the two brothers watched more than a score of city employes dug with picks bucks and their hands A power shovel also tossed aside the earth Meanwhile at Boston Harbor where the underground sewer ties into the sea workmen con- screens to Intercept Cor- body in care lie had been Sliced into the sewer City engineers were unable to explain unusual accident They said there was a possibility that powerful underground hod formed thu crevice and sucked Cor- down when his shovel broke the thin earth criul lied down to run-off proportions seems to be the probable result of tomorrow's voting Pour candidates are contesting for the Tax Collector post and six men are seeking the board position In the absence of a clear majority the top two In each race will run it off in the second primary early in June The Tax Assessor race between Charles Stanley and Prank Sewell will be settled by county voters morrow The local race for Constable of Beat 15 which includes all of An- has drawn five candidates There too a run-off is probable Two Anniston candidates are among the eight men seeking one of the two Fourth Congressional positions to the National Democratic Convention There are Tom C King and Dr Cecil W Hastings Mr King has signed the pledge while Dr ings has not committed himself Senate Seat Contested Other races to upon tomorrow Include the race for the United States Senate the dency of the Alabama Public vice Commission Democratic tional Fourth Dis- alternate delegates large delegates to the National Convention and the state's presidential electors Appearing elsewhere In this tion of The Star Is a reproduction of the ballot to be used in Anniston tomorrow Also there appears a list of the datos the presidential electors and their stands insofar at the pledge Is concerned In view of the lengthy ballot to be used It has been that voters take a list of the candidates for whom they Intend to vote to the polls with them in order to speed up tho loting Otherwise It is predicted in many quarters that hundreds of voters may be shut out from ing their ballots due to congestion at the polling places Judge Hobbs Is scheduled t speak over Station WOOB at 7 o'clock tonight and again at o'clock over Station Roberts will make his final radio appeal tonight over Station at o'clock Other political addresses to bo heard tonight over Station include Roscoe L p former Governor Frank Dixon p m C L Red Daugherty p m Senator John Sparkman p in and Clayton Walker p m The Junior Chamber o Commerce Get Out and Vote workers have planned a thorough canvass of the city tomorrow in effort to turn out as large a vot as possible Free taxi service to the polls will be furnished voters who call 3100 666 The seivice furnished by Usrey and Colonial Funeral Homec Lane Air Service will drop leaflets over the city tomorrow Ing citizens to go to the polls Also appearing in this edition o The Star arc two articles by Uxa residents lit which they offer sons why Qualified voters make use of their voting By SOUTH VS Alabama begin bt participants tomorrow for UM tle of the South vs man and his civil There's MUlc row's Democratic A 1 to
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