Anniston Star, May 3, 1948

Anniston Star

May 03, 1948

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Anniston Star (Newspaper) - May 3, 1948, Anniston, Alabama Weather Forecast ALABAMA:    Tartly cloudy and continued warm; widely scattered showers north portion this afternoon, tonight aud Tuesday. Yesterday’s high, 89; today’s low, I (Bie JHmugto ti Complete A. P. and U. P. Leased Wires. Member ABC and NEA—Net Paid Circulation 15,250 )L. 66—NO. 201 ANNISTON, ALA,, MONDAY, MAY 3, 1948. New* Day And Night 4 *    rn rnr"L............. f From 6 A. M, until It F. M. ABO United Presa and Annodated Presa bulletins are flashed over Radio Ste** lion WHMA. The Star*, final edittoti ta presented fire days per week at 8:15 P. M.; Saturdays It la on tho air at 6:45 P. M. (Tornadoes Kill 21 In 7 States Over Weekend Th inters Hit W. Va., Ken-tncky, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Illinois Damage Will Rim Into M i I I i o ii 8 Mercury Hits Resort- \l*o 11 itr«l Iii Winds; St. Louis Has Hail Storm Hit By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tornadoes and violent windstorms whipped across seven states over the week-end, kilting at least 21 persons and injuring more than 160. Property damage was estimated in the millions. West Virginia and Kentucky communities were lashed by tornadoes last night. Twisters hit in Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas Saturday. High winds and heavy rains occurred in Indiana and Illinois. The Death Toll Th** death toll by states; West Virginia — six; Kentucky, four; Oklahoma— five; Missouri— three; Karmas tao, Illinois - one. In West Virginia, tornadic winds ripped through six rural communities near Clarksburg In the northern part of the state. State police redried more than 65 persons were injured. West Milford, Lost Creek, Wolf Summit, Mount Clare and Quiet Dell were tile communities hardest hit. Highways were blocked and communltion lines were down, hampering rescue operation? In Kentucky » tornado hit Alpha, a town of 14i» in Clinton County. The storm wrecked the Davis Chapel Church where an estimated 125 Jk.- attending services. At least 50 far-* ns were reported Injured lit the county Many of the injured I 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 j Kentucky-! nneiset border, Heck Additional Victims Rescue workers sought additional victims in the debris and mud of the tornado-battered West Virginia communities. Wrecked automobiles, trees and debris from nearby strip- ! mining operations cluttered U. Si Route Lh leading to the damaged town of Hupp Hill, W. Va. The twiner hit in West Virginia about 9 p rn. (EST'. Hospitals were Jammed All available doctors and nurses in the jo rick- n area w ere called off duty. Clarksburg Fire Chief J J. Martin us rted broken gas lines ignited ^ Mqpnt Clare, adding to the havoc. I lawrence McKinney, a storm victim. said he saw at least three homes ablaze. Ten persons were killed and at least 38 were injured in the tornadoes in Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas. Hit Resort Towns A storm struck in the Grand Lake area of Northeastern Oklahoma, hitting the rewon towns of Bernice, i Whiteoak and Grove. Five person* were killed at Bernice. Thirty-one persons were Injured in the Grand Lake area. Sixty miles north of the Grand Lake area, twister! hit near Erie, I Kas., killing two persons and injuring five. Tornadic winds whipped across the lake of the Ozark* in Missouri damaging hundreds of cottages am! houses, Three members of a fishing party drowned when their boat overturned. Three separate tornadoes were reported in Kansas, the first being observed about 7 30 p. rn (EST).) Saturday. Numerous farm buildings were destroyed or damaged. Three hours later twisters hit in Oklahoma. The Highway Patrol reported at least $250,000 damage was done in White Oak, Bernice and a small community near Ketchum. In Berime 15 houses were destroyed and 14 damaged. Thirteen buildings were hit East of Whiteoak. One man was electrocuted and ten persons were injured during a wind, hail and rainstorm yesterday at St* Louis, Mo., and the adjacent Illinois area. Four persons were injured during high winds and heavy rains in East-Central Indiana. Twelve homes were reported destroyed and many farm buildings were damaged. Ridgeville in Randolph County was hardest hit. Season's High Weather matched political races yesterday when the highest temperature of the year—89 degrees— was recorded. Prospects for tomorrow are continued warm weather and scattered s,howers and thundershowers, Weatherman P M. Hannum forecast. The official fores ast for Anniston and vicinity. “Mostly cloudy and continued warm today, tonight and tomorrow. Highest afternoon temperatures, 80 to 85 degrees; lowest early morning temperatures, about 60 degrees Scattered showers and thundershowers through Tuesday.” House Pane! V oles 19 - 25 2-Year Draft Measure Would Place TRO,-OOO Men In Uniform Bv 1050 Rail And Auto Dispute's Enter ( i ii ira I Period Law! Minute* Effort* Made To Vvert Strike*; Meat Baek-To-W ork I* Mow By ASSOCIATED PRESS Labor-management relations entered a crucial period today in the railroad and automotive industries. Strikes in both have been set for next week, but last minute efforts are being waged to stave them off. The nation’s major meat packers, meanwhile, reported some success UNION MAKES OFFER CHICAGO, May 3 gjJ’ —President Ralph llelstrin of the ( IO I tilted Packinghouse Workers said today the union would “consider settling the nationwide meal strike for s nine-rent hourly raise, if the packers would agree to cut meat prices. The packers offered nine cents before the strike began eight weeks ago, sud have refused to raise the offer. The union had demanded a 29-rent hourly raise. in their back-to-work drive, but the CIO Meat Handlers Union said its members were holding firm. Members of the National ‘Railway! Mediation Board resumed conference® rn Chicago designed to avert a .strike of some 190,000 railroad workers set tor May ll. Three days of conferences last week proved fruitless, bu* Board Chairman Frank Douglass said conciliators still were hot*; ii of finding some ba is for settlement. The conference* are the last steps provided by law tor avoiding a strike ol engineers firemen and en-ginemen and switchmen. Railroad workers do not come under tin* Taft-Hartley Law which provides for possible court injunctions to halt strikes that endanger the nation’s welfare, In the ••ix weeks old strike of nearly 100.000 CIO United Packinghouse Workers, packers reported a balk to work trickle of striker*. Hic Chicago strikers had been given until today to return, the peckers advising them their jobs would la* filled by other workers if they failed to show up. Clo officials said none of the persons who entered the plants today were union members. The union announced last night it find "resolved to extend strike activities in the industry" but did not disclose us plants The bu :c Chicago stockyards also has been threatened with a strike of if'- own that would further paralyze its operations and affect 25,000 workers The CIO Stock-handlers called a meeting for tomorrow to consider possible strike action to back up demands for higher wage*. A strike of 75,000 Chrysler workers has been called by the CIO United Auto Workers Union for May 12 The U AW-CIO at the Milwaukee and Kenosha plants of Nash-Kelvi-nator Corp. has backed up a wage demand with the threat ot a possible strike of 7,000. Negotiations have not been broken off, however, in either dispute. WASHINGTON, May S. OI RI— The House Armed Services .Committee today voted 28 to 5 to draft men 19 through 25 for two years of military duty. Veterans generally would be exempt. Enough men would be called to boost the Army, Navy and Air Force from their present strength of I 384,500 men to a total of 2,-005.882 bv 1950 The Air Force would be built up to 502,000 men—enough to support a 70-group air force. The draft would gtf under way automatically 90 days after it is approved by Congress and signed by the President. Forrestal Barks Bill The committee acted after Defense Secretary James Forrestal called the draft bill an “excellent * measure. He urged fast approval. The committee’s okay gives the > measure a good boost toward passage, but it does not assure that it will become law. It must pass the House and Senate and be signed by the President before it can become effective. However, the Hon e Republican leadership hinted today it will give the bill a green licht. Rep. Leslie Arends ‘R., Ill), House majority whip and a member of Lie Armed Services Committee. announced that he will apport the draft in the House. He warned, however, he will change his mind if any effort is made to couple the bill with Universal Military Training. I The Senate Armed Services Committee has been studying a “blend’’ proposal for coupling the draft and ll MT. The bill approved today bv the House committee provides for reg Lstration of all men, 18 Those 19 through 25 could be called for two years’ service.    |    w    w    «    »    *11* Early Artfa. 8«n ll (Mil O I > III I < I Ml Ll Committee Chairman Walter G j    c^ Andrews iR . N Y> said he hopes the draft bill will be brought to the House floor for debate sometime next week. 5c A COPY—30c A WEEK BY CARRIER Hobbs - Roberts Race Headlines \otingTuesday KdMiHH M a v Hoi dross (Control City CAUGHT ON THE WRONG SIDE—Caught on the wrong side of the barrier at curfew hour, this civilian on Yugoslav territory out un a losing argument. The barrier remained down. The curfew rule was put into effect by the United States and British authorities to keep Communists from Yugoslavia out of Trieste over May Day.— i Photo by Staff Corresoondent .Inim % Hume. Star Ami ll illBro Election Returns Radio Station WILMA will broad-rant election returns on county, district and state races throughout tomorrow night from the news room of The Anniston Star. Joint facilities of The Star, The Associated Press and I nited Press as well as contacts with officials in other counties in the f ourth District will he combined to bring up-to-the-minute returns over Station WHMA and in Wednes- , da)’# edition of The Star. Pacts Barring Iii White Areas Negroes \ o id eel Supreme Court* By 6 To 0 Dermott, Knock* Legal Drop* F rom Under So-Called Restrictive ‘Convell-ant*' I hat Blanket Many White Section* tor reg- a t ^    ¥^*    I tlssh 3£ LI. S.-r lnanced Lets S ii p po rf Charge Hurled At ABC Board Bv Salesman These committee against the bill: Reps. Dewey Short    *R., Mo.), C. W. Bishop ‘ R. Iii James J Hefter nan ii), N. Y \ Philip J Phllbin <D.. Mass i, and Franck R Havenner »D . Cal * Arends made if plain the House leadership has no intention of appro', mg UMT at this session. “We all recognize what the fate of UMT would be in this House,” lie said sn questioning Forrestal members voted Administrator Favor* For Person* In Low Income Bracket* It WASHINGTON, May S. flJ R'— Housing Administrator Raymond M. Foley today endorsed federally-financed home building lot l«u-income families. As long as s mc Americans live in slums, he said, “with no hope Arend* added that he wants no 10f re m f through their own effort*. ack: rage maneuvering’* bv the I do not think that this country WASHINGTON, May 3 (UP' — The Supreme Court riled today against racial real estate agreements which bar Negroes and other minorities from “white” neighborhoods. The high court ruled that such covenant* cannot be legally enforced j in court. J The decision knocked the legal*— — - props from under so-called restricted “covenants” that blanket many all-white residential areas in al-j most every big city from coast to I c oast. A Inson Writes Opinion Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson handed down the decision. There were no dissents. However, Justices Robert H. Jackson. Stanley F. Reed | and Wilt v B Rutledge disqualified i * themselves from Hip case. While justices do not give reasons for staying out of cases, it is known j mat at least Jai kson and Rutledge own property covered by restrictive agreements. “Upon full consideration.** Vin- j son said, “we have concluded that In these cases the states have acted to deny petitioners the equal: protection of the laws guaranteed I I by tile 14th Amendment ” The ruling came in the cases of Negro families who bought into covenanted neighborhoods in fit \<lmiiii*trator Alleged To Him* I rged Appointment Of Folsom Man In State "backstage maneuvering** by the Army to amend the draP bill on Hie House floor to include some form of UMT He .said he will .support the bill in the House on that condition, Forrestal, testifying at a last-minute hearing before the Vote ut* taken, said he favors the draft bd! but would prefer the combined draft-UMT measure. ID* said. however, that he preferred a simple draft to nothing. “The simple fact is, we must have selective service, and this bill provides it.” Forrestal told the committee. "The bill before you is excellent ” with its Democratic principles and its high standard of living can Hun its back upon them ’ Foley testified before the House Banking Committee which is considering long-range housing. A dozen or so bills are before the group, including the Taft-Ellender-Agner Bill recently passed by the : Senate. Chairman Jesse P. Wolcott ■ R . Mich.) opened the hearings by I discriminatory restrictive real estate {saying tha» he and the committee agreements MONTGOMERY, May 3 (AP) — A liquor salesman charged today that ABC Administrator Frank Bunkley tried to force him out of his job Sn favor of a Folsom “ad-i ministration man ” J B, M. ‘Bluet Marion, a ne of Calvert’* Distilleries, made the statement at a meeting of the ABC Board. He said Bunkley told Calvert's Loma and D* sop. Courts in both vice president G H Martinsen in states ordered the Negroes evicted. ‘ New York that the distillery’s Lated today the court is expected i "troubles with the board” would be to announce a similar ruling in a case covering four Negro families rn Washington. The federal government considered the issue so important that if intervened formally when the lases reached the Supreme Court lilt- Just ice Department asked the high tribunal to strike down all the to THE WEATHER I irst column indicate, temperature* at f*:    I    'I    today:    second    column,    tem perature at I** it* P Bf. today third column. weather conation prevailing at 12.Si I* VI. today la f fie follow ing 111 «Hies; Vnninton RU I lo ady ItltliU hi* Main Birmingham _ _ HH I toady I hat! J ll nog., _ HA : i Kiln ( tin ago IM on I loud? Dothan _ .. HA KM ( loudy Oui ut h 45 ii i loudy I ort \\ iii lh Vt at (toady Memphis 57 Ii I ( loudy Miami . . HA NI ( lear Mobil* ________ HA Hi I loud? Vionignmrt» OO ; i Kl < loudy VIu'.iIp Mttial* ii: . ll I loudy Nashville ..MO vt ♦i.V < loudy Vrw Orleans _ it NM Cloudy .New I <>rk 0*00# S' ’** I loud, M I nim . til Mi (lear ''el in a :s KO ('toady l ust aion.a ; < MI ('loudy SS ashingtoit 5*i Ii", (loudy lilt ti Ut \ I III K hour, ended DATA it lit** low* tem- I or the 2 4 tod a y: Highest temperature. S» degrees; est temperature. *■*, degree., me a ti pcrature. IK degree*. Rainfall. Irate, total rainfall since Jan. I, 22.Sd inches; total normal rainfall to date ainee Jan I. ti.*# int lies Relative humidity at # .til a. rn., Kl; at 12 to p rn. Ii. Barometric pressure (mercury in inches! at ti ill a. in ,    2!*.RO; at 12 MI p in ,    20    »2. Barometric tendency: Rising. Sunset loda\, ti :2H p. m ; aunrise tomorrow, t;SI a. m Senate Delay* Action On Oleo Tax Repealer WASHINGTON, May 3. DP)—-The Senate today put off at least until tomorrow' a decision aa to which of two Senate committees will consider the House-passed oleomargarine tax repeal bill. That decision, when it comes, ■111 tip off the probable fate of the Senator Fulbright (D-Ark> blocked a showdown today. He insisted the Senate stick by its rule that bills must be read three times on different legisltaive “days” before going to committee. Usually this rule is waived Police    Chief At Carpenter Die Iii Gun Duel COURTLAND. May 3, (A*)—Two ♦ of a drug store persons, one the chief of police here, were killed and three bystanders wounded in a gun battle here last night. The dead were Chief W. H. Mecca mack, 42, and W. S. Holder-field, 60, a carpenter. Critically wounded by a stray bullet was Elton Sheri!!, Courtland farmer, who was in a Decatur, Ala., hospital. Slightly wounded were Duke Wann, Courtland taxi driver, and an unidentified Negro. Slidilf G. S Byars said the police j chief had arrested Hoderfield’s son Oscar, a week ago. Bears quoted Patrolman Marvin { G. Terry of the Courtland polite force as saying Holderfield walked ; up to the town’s main street and ! found McCormack sitting in front5 Terry was quoted as saying Holder fit1 id opened fire without a word, and McCormack returned it. Mo Cormack crumpled to the ground and Holderfield fell on top cif him. McCormack was hit six times, five in tile body and once in the leg. Only one of four bullets from McCormack s gun struck Holderfield, but the carpenter was dead when medical aid arrived. McCormack died within an hour, as he arrived at a hospital in Moulton, Ala. Mayor W. A. Toms said six bullets had been I ired from Holder-fa id's gun and four from McCormack-;. McCormack had been chief of police here since 1941. He had a wife and five ^children. Holderfield had a wife and seven children. have "wide-open minds” on question of public housing. The hearings aie expected continue ior about two weeks. Meanwhile, the Senate and House nu t ai noon - Daylight Saving Time. And Sen. John H. Overton, <D., La protested the session was illegal. Overton, w ho won't concede that J daylight sating time is here, pro-j tested that the Senate should have met an hour later: at noon, Eastern Standard Tune, The Senate President ruled against him Overton, unconvinced, said he will continue his residence and office clocks on! Eastern Standard lime ' There were these other developments; AID AIDE—The Senate got President Truman's surprise nomma- j non of Howard Bruce to be deputy administrator ot the European" Re-covery Program, Bruce, a Baltimore banker, will assist Paul G. Hoffman, the administrator. WAGES—The National Association oi Manufacturers said some I provisions of the wage-hour law in- j ter fere with putting into effect guarantee annual wage plans. ELECTORAL CHANGE — The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a resolution to change Hie1 method of casting Electoral College votes in Presidential elections, At present the candidate receiving Hie majority of votes in a state gets all of tile states electoral votes. I SECURITY—President    Truman i was asked to make public immediately Hie defense recommendations of the National Security Council. 'Hie council was created under the I Armed Forces Unification Act. It j is charged with determining the ( nation’s security policy. • TIDELANDS- The stormy tidelands legislation got stormier ton day. The House has approved a bill to turn over title to oil-rich tidelands to the states. When the bill was sent to the Senate today, Sen. Sheridan Downey, <D., Cal.) who supports it, moved that it be put on the Senate calendar for almost immediate action instead of being sent to committee for consideration. Opponents shouted the move was “outrageous.” The measure was put on Hie calendar temporarily because on* objection is enough to keep a House bill from being sent to committee. But other Senators indicated they would move later to refer it to committee. Court Enforcement Void Vinton said that private coven-m themselves are legal. But, he said, for courts to enforce them is official “state action” which cannot be permitted under me const ii ut ion. The 14th amendment to the constitution, adopted in 1868, says sn part: “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States . . . nor deny any person within its jurisdiction equal protection of the laws ” Vinson said that “These are not cases in which the stat es have merely abstained from action, leaving private invidiuals free to sucli discriminations as they see fit.” Instead, Vinson said, in these cases the states made available to the agreeing real est ite owners “the full coercive power of government.” 'I’his power, he said, was used to deny “on the grounds of race or color,” the right of the Negro prop- ; over it Marion were replaced by someone friendly to the Folsom &d- , ministration. Bunkley promptly denied the J charge and called it a “lie out of the wholecloth.** The administrator said the only thing he told Martinsen was that Calvert s would have to change its type of advertising in Alabama j The board had notified the distillery previously that its adver-ti mg was “objectionable” because it tends to “encourage” drinking, Bunkley said. j Marion said a member of the Virginia Liquor Control Board, R. M Bullington. was present and heard the remark allegedly made lo the Calvert vice president. As fur changing salesmen in Alabama. Marion said Martinsen 1 asked him to tell the board that Calverts has no intention of mak-mg a ’political appointment” in Alabama. And as to changing the adver-ti mg, the distillery representative said Hie company could cancel its lo* al ads but could not disturb its national advertising contracts. Before Marion made his appearance, tile board adopted a safety program with the emphasis on what to do in case of fire at the5 Montgomery offices. An employe of the licensing division, O. E Collied, was named safety director, and fire drills twirp J a week were1 ordered for those working on the top two floors of ! the three-story building, Administrator Frank Bunkley ex- Will itl£ To Take Over Jertiaaleni To Avert Chao*, Say Report* LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y„ Mar S. (U.RV—The 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 prosa has stipulated that warring Arabs and Jews must agree to the emergency measure. | Arab and Jewish agreement still I Is being awaited, a reliable source disclosed. A spokesman for Great Britain (old the United Nations Trusteeship Council of the Red Cross proposal. Red Cross Plan j John Fletcher Cooke of Great Britain told the Council in a hastily-called private meeting that representatives of the Red Cross had approached Sir Alan Cunningham, | British High Commissioner in Palestine, with the plan. It was designed to save Jerusalem, holy to Christians, Jews and Moslems alike, from the chaos that seems almost certain unless some neutral authority steps in after j British rule ends May 15. Fletcher Cooke emphasized that many details remained to be I worked out before the Red Cross could act in the emergency. Arab and Jewish spokesmen, who heard of the proposal in the private meeting told the council they had no word of such an offer from their superiors in Palestine. An official of the American Red Cross in New' York said he could not confirm Cooke's announcement, but added that the plan appeared I “plausible * The official said It was possible the Red Cross would take o\pr responsibility for (he general welfare of Palestine-—food, water supply, operation of has pi ta Is, provision of dwelling and the like. Will Delay Invasion Reliable sources disclosed, meanwhile. that the Arab states neighboring Palestine had informed the United States and Great Britain they would not invade Palestine until after Britams mandate ends M iv 15. The Arabs have made clear they intend to move into the Holy Land lf the United Nation* does not arrive at an acceptable solution by the time Great Britain’s mandate ends, one of the sources said Thus far. the Arabs have insisted that a solution leading to anything but Arab control of Palestine is not acceptable. An authoritative source confirmed that the Arab League (dates had made clear to the two big Western countries that they did not plan to invade tire Holy Land w hile Britain s mandate remains in effect. The pnvate guarantees appeared to discredit talk of an Arab invasion at any time before the mandate ends. Britain appealed to jews and Arabs in the Trusteeship Council to agree with the UN on selection of a neutral authority to rule Jerusalem after May 15. Three County Offices Also At Slake Iii Primary Llection Here 7 To 8 Thousand Expected To Vote Candidate* Make Filial \p-peal* To Public In Radio Addresses Tonight Tomorrow’s the day. Between 7,000 and 8,000 Calhoun voter# are expected to go to the po I bi tomorrow beginning at 8 a. rn. City boxes will open at 8 a. rn. and close at 6 p. rn. County boxes will open at 8 a. rn. and close at 5 p. rn. Weatherman P. M. Hannum has forecast that only scattered showers arui possible thundershowers will mark election day in the Anniston district. Race For CongreM Principal interest in tomorrow’s voting result centers around the Fourth District Congressional race between Judge Sam Hobbs of Selma and Anniston's Kenenth Roberts. Rlvsl camps are predicting victory and the prospects are for a very close vote both in the county and the district. That county races for Tax Collector and a place on the County Board of Education will be whit- Returning officers are urged to call the results from their boxes to Tho Anniston Star office aa soon aa possible after the tally is completed. The Star office will remain open sit of Tuesday night to accept returns over phone 118. British Freeze Inipoae Price Oil .Non-Essentials LONDON, May 3. (A*) — A price | freeze on virtually all nun-essential British consumer goods at the December-January level went into cf- ( feet today. The Board of Trade announced (he move Feb. 13 to hold down profits and prices as compensation for a wage freeze prevu usly ordered ! to combat inflation. erty owners to enjoy then pi»>pet-1pja,m.t| tju, program this way: One of the state liquor stores is located on the ground floor of the tv rights. “It is clear that but for the active intervention of the state courts, supported by the full panoply of state power.” Vinson said, “petitioners would have been free to occupy tne properties in question. without restraint,” “Freedom from discrimination . . . in the enjoyment of propertj rights was among the basic objectives sought to be effectuated by: the framers of the lull amend-, ment,” Vinson continued, "That such discrimination ha; occurred in these cases is clear. building. That creates a constant fire danger because whiskey is a highly inflammable liquid. And there are no fire escapes. DOI TOR WAS WRONG WASHINGTON, May 3. (UR) — When Alfred Heitmuller was 24 years old, his doctor told him he would die within a year. Yesterday, Heitmuller celebrated his 99th birthday. Tile doctor died years ago. Rescue    (reusAttempt    Sure La borer Trapped Iii Seller CHELSEA, Mass., May 3. 11 otim vv <hhI Roy Critically III After Snake Bite (U Pi—♦ tiO feet underground. Rescue workers dug away hun-I However, officials theorized there dreds of tons of dirt today in an "light be several air pockets in the attempt to reach a laborer who still BIRMINGHAM, May 3. (A*)— A four-year-old Homewood boy is in serious condition in hospital here from snake bites. The child, Lynn Hood wa- playing yesterday at his home in the Birmingham residential suburb when his parent* heard hun scream Henry B. Hood, his father, said the child told them, “that thing bit me ” The boy was bit fen on the ho and hand Tile snake was killed and identified as a copperhead may be alive, trapped in a sewer pit 60 feet below the street. The workers already had removed 600 tons of earth from a 24 foot hole in the se ired for Angelo Cor-sino, 33. a water department employe who tumbled into a subterranean crevice Saturday night when the ground cracked open beneath hun as he worked in a five foot hole. Officials believed he was buried alive under tons of rocks and earth or else was drowned in the sewage channel which might have been broken bv a landslide that followed Corain*’* fall. The channel is strange crevice where Corinna could get enough aid to .stay alive. While the mans two brothers watched silently, more than a score of city anplov es dug with picks, bucks and their hands. A power shovel also tossed aside the earth. Meanwhile, at Boston Harbor where the underground sewer empties Into the sea. workmen constructed screens to intercept Cor-sino's body in case he had been suced into the sewer City engineers were unable to explain the unusual accident. They said there was a possibility that a    >       . powerful underground vaccum had * Theres little pops UKE _    ^ formed the crevice and sucked Cor-, rows Democratic prtM^ty Will KW sino down when his shovel broke I thing*. A June I rwt-olf is • blithe thin earth crust.    I®*®    Fag# t, CK. ll. tied down to run-off proportions seems to be the probable result of tomorrow’s voting. Four 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 Frank Sewell will tie settled by county voters tomorrow. The local race for Constable of Beat 15. which Includes all of Anniston, 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 Ditsrict post ions to the National Democratic Convention. There are Tom C. King and Eh-. Cedi W. Hastings. Mr. King has signed the “walk-out” pledge while Dr. Hastings has not committed himself. Senate Seat Contested Of lier races to be balloted upon tomorrow include the race for the United States Senate, the presidency of the Alabama Public Service Commission, Democratic National Committeeman. Fourth District alternate delegates, .state-at-large delegates to the National Democratic Convents on and the state*.4 presidential electors. Appearing elsewhere In this edition of The Star is a reproduction of the ballot to be used in Anniston tomorrow. Also there appears & list cf the de!egate-at-large candidates, the presidential electors candidates and their stands insofar a. the walk-out pledge is concerned. In view of the lengthy ballot ic be used tomorrow, it has been recommended that voters take a lls of the candidates for whom the-intend to vote to the polls wit! j them in order to speed up the bal kiting. Otherwise, it is predict** in many quarters that hundreds o voters may be “shut out” from casting 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 8:$ o’clock over Station WHMA. Roberts will make his final rad* appeal tonight over Station WHMA at 7 30 o’clock. Other political addresses to b* heard tonight over Station WHM/ include Roscoe L. Winn, 6:43 p rn. former Governor Frank Dixon. 7 p. rn ; C L. <Red> Daugherty, 7:11 p. rn ; Senator John Sparkman. I p in , and Clayton Walker, 8:1. p rn. The Anniston Junior Chamber o Commerce “Get Out and Vote ‘ workers have planned a thorough canvass of the city tomorrow in ai et fort to turn cut as large a vot. as possible. Free taxi vendee to the polls wil be furnished voters aho call 3106 o. 666. The set vice is tun ii.shed b: Us rev and Colonial Funeral Hornet Lane Air Service will drop 8JNK) leaflets over the city tomorrow arg -ing citizens to go to the polls. Also appearing in this edition o* Tile Star ate two article* by toe*! residents irf which they offer rem sons why qualified voters shook make use of their voting privilege. By ASCH? LA TED FIG M4 SOUTH VS. TRI MAN Alabama will begin choosing he participants tomorrow for the bat tie of the soufh vs. President Truman and his civil rig hts ;