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The Robbins eagle. (Robbins, Ill.) 1951-1963, March 12, 1955, VILLAGE HOME EDITION, Image 1

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Women's PartyOpens Campaign
Volutne III. ROBBINS, ILLINOIS, SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 1955 3rd Year No. 7
Presenting The Women's Party Candidates
The Women’s Political Party
has seen fit to place me on their
ticket as a candidate for Trustee
of the Village, along with Mrs.
Lucille Jefferson and Mr. Frank
Moody. It gives me great pleas
ure to accept the honor confer
red upon me and the confidence
reposed in me and I shall, if
elected, do my best to defend
the cause and to protect the
interests of the people of this
Village. I can do no more than
give you the assurance of my
wholeheartedness by placing at
your disposal my full courage;
intelligence and ability without
reserve. All I ask is to be given
a chance. And I know that I
am voicing the sentiments of
my co-workers, Mr. Moody and
Mrs. Jefferson.
There are some who criticize
the women for participation in
politics. But, my friend, do you
know that man’s mind must
unite with woman’s in order to
take correct views of things.
Man looks at things only from
a masculine viewpoint; woman
from a feminine viewpoint; so
that neither can take a complete
view of anything except in and
by uniting both their views by
which each completes the other
It is through the elevation of
woman alone that man can ever
hope to attain his true position.
It is true that the domination
of man over woman has been
oppressive, in proportion vo the
evils of the age; it is also tiue
that parental authority has been
stringent and unlimited in like
proportion. Every step of human
advancement has been marked
by an enlargement of woman’s
sphere of action. Born in the
light, she does not fear the
It is taught by the Odd bel
lows that when women are in
power and have authority, they
can be depended upon to do
right and see that right prevails.
Every real man knows this to
be true. So give the women a
chance. Unless women are given
an opportunity to help men to
build our Village it will never'
amount to anything. Eugene V.
Debs said: “Man has not yet
reached his best. He never will
reach his best until he walks
the upward way side by side
with woman.” Plato said: “Man
and woman are merely halves of
humanity, each requiring the
qualities of the other in order
to obtain the highest there is
in life.”
So give your women a chance.
On April 19, go to the polls and
the WOMEN’S PARTY ticket
STRAIGHT and in the next
two years we shall have a
highly satisfactory report to give
to you, the people of this Village.
Now don’t forget, on April
19, go to the polls and vote
the Woman’s Ticket straight.
Elinor White Neely
(Picture on page 7)
Howard E. Burkett, age 39,
was found shot to death early
Wednesday morning in his
home at 4142 Lincoln Lane, by
his wife Bessie. A .22 caliber
automatic rifle was found lying
a few feet from the body and
the living room couch was a
blood-spettered mess. The body,
slumped near the couch, was
clad only in shorts and ugly
bruises were found on the face
and head. Whether Burkett was
a suicide or was murdered has
not been determined.
Coroner Walter McCarran,
holding the inquest at Crook’s
Funeral Home, called several
persons to the witness stand,
including the dead man’s wife.
She stated that although her
husband had been suffering from
low blood health and nervous
ness, and was temporarily un
employed, she knew of no
reason why he shotild take his
own life, or that she knew of
any one who held a grudge
against him. Said Mrs. Burkett,
“We spent the evening before,
looking at television and I read
to him from the Bible. After a
while, I retired, taking two
sleeping tablets that my husband
had given me. I did not hear
any unusual noises during the
night and discovered my hus
band’s body the next morning.”
Also testifying was Mrs.
Thelma Morgan, next door
neighbor of the Burketts, who
said she saw Mrs. Burkett run
out of her back door toward
her (Mrs. Morgan’s) house clad
only in her pajamas and bare
foot. Sensing something was
wrong, Mrs. Morgan said she
ran to meet Mrs. Burkett and
returned to the Burkett home
with the wife of the deceased
man. She also saw the body
and was present in the home
when the police arrived.
(Continued on page 4)

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