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Challenge Brown
He U r If He Defeats
Bomber H 11 (
Gus Lesnevich
rTPOlT~"jeM! -Within
3 ' four days the admirers
<! ronn may be boldly setting
dE:'"' as a contender for Joe
- UP avweight crown, or gently
Lca:l him to stick around the
It' heavies where he has beer
1 quite well for himself.
Wednesday night Conn puts
ht heawweight champion
rJs the line for Gus Lesnevich
*Ct and the strategy be
>» fl s embraces an idea tha1
£ may go °n from thcre t0 a
with Louis.
far however, few of the ex
55 uave regarded this ambition
Ir'much other than a smile ol
fiance and a big job seems a
S 0f Conn if he means to prove
Sltf a sure-fire challenger tc
hrown bomber.
l,L curly-haired Pittsburgher,
L months of layoff meets Les
a ch jn 15-rounds at Olympia,
Z in a bout already twice post
led Originally the two were tc
Ce fought at Miami. Later De
L. was given the fight.
Each time an attack of boils
Jced Conn to postpone it. He
‘Id Lesnevich met once before.
a‘;,t rmn winning a decision in
15 rounds.
Critics have expressed doubt
whether Conn can build up enough
weight or develop sufficient puneh
jj power to make a fair match
rfi Louis—notwithstanding the as
surances from Billy’s manager,
Johnny Ray, that this is already as
good as done. _ .
bearing the end of their training
(day, Conn was still three pounds
above the 175-pound light heavy
weight limit and Lesnevich the
same. The two have been forced to
post 52,500 weight forfeits, but some
of the more critical folk among
the boxing gentry say that was
done only for publicity purposes.
Conn and Lesnevich say they’ll
make the weight easily.
Buck Newsom Goes Route
For Tigers To Gain His
Sixth Victory
troit swamped the Nationals, 12-3,
today as Buck Newsom pitched
the route for the Tigers to gain his
sixth victory of the season. The
Tigers blasted Willis Hudlin, re
cently released by Cleveland and
signed by the Nats: from the
mound after two innings and con
tinued their attack on Joe Krakaus
has and Bucky Jacobs. Hudlin
yielded five hits and as many runs
a his brief engagement.
Detroit scored seven runs in the
first three innings, the Nationals
scoring in the fourth with the aid
of two errors by left fielder Hank
Greenberg. The Tigers had an 11-1
lead before Washington scored its
final two runs on four hits in the
seventh inning.
Dick Bartell, Barney McCosky,
Billy Sullivan and Newsom each
slashed three hits for the Tigers.
Bartell. ss _ (>2314
Wwky, cf -1 fi 13 3 0
Behringer, 2b ..._ 5 0 2 2 2
Cruncher, 2b-1 1 0 0 2 0
Greenberg, If- 5 12 10
I”*-11*. 3 2 0 0 0
Campbell, rf_ 2 0 10 0
t> .n. 3 0 0 2 0
HiffSins, 3b „_ 5 2 2 2 3
s,illivan, c ___ 5 ° 3 8 0
Newsom, p..42300
Totals - 45 10 iq 07 q
Washington ai» r ho a
fe/f .. 4 0 12 0
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P* rnh' 2b - 4 " 2 6 5
L f “ -- 4 0 1 4 3
*€? ;;—-- i o o 1 o
^kausUs. p -- 2 0 0 1 2
Jacobs n. l 1 1 0 «
■ L .-— 0 0 0 0 f
Totals - oc o io 07 -io
SlVf KrakiSka* in 7?h.
Wciroi?ttea for Jac«bs in 9th.
'lashincto"-322 010 301-12
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Case ?nn^0!('vort^ Greenberg 2.
Campbell oS patfp,‘! Ja: Greenberg
Newsom {v.,, ,'lrtf:!’ •*• Gehringer 2
j*. Two S?se- MeCos
k.v. Grccnwl , -V Campbell. MeCos
Stolen b.isf. "n""a|- TVest, Newsom.
Tifiees- *'*• HJSWns, Sullivan. Sac
®Mworth am]' p'"1111’0 flays: Lewis.
And York ir.a;T?art.e11' Gchi
Voucher, rj -• Hlg«ms and
Washington q °r? bases: Detroit 9
J‘nora ; it',!,-as!s pn balls off
Ntnkeouts ’i.T • \-ln *• Krakau.skas 1
r- Jacobs ] ' TTif iWr0m r'- Krakaskar
“"‘IIS Knp,t* off- Hurllin 5 in 2
J!1 f Bin "I8? ,12 i» 5; .TaS*
Eonura). Losin„pi-tiC,ler by: Newsom
P'jos; MoriaJfT? r’itcTller: Hudlin. Um
j^Snee1n^"bha^- Timc:
Aero Chatter
Douglas Philpott is a happy soul
these days as you can tell by that
grin on his face, and the reason is
that he won his wings Friday after
making his first solo hop. And was
he proud! Perhaps a wee bit scared
to? We know very well. Douglas,
you know, is the airport handy man,
who does everything from washing
the Cub to selling tickets. Congratu
lations to you. but remembed the
posters in the office, in other words,
don’t be a screwbird!
Speaking of airports, it won’t
be long now until the students
may be able to fly to the beach
and land, for the field the Pen
nington Flying Service is build
ing there will be completed soon.
This field is oil the beach high
way, across from the Seabreeze
road. That will mean we can
kill two birds with one pebble
and enjoy our favorite sport
while at the beach relaxing.
Its interesting to note how differ
ent students spend their time in the
air. Some of them just go around
in circles each time, shooting land
ings. one after another, while oth
ers go wandering off to the far ends
of the county, to explore the terrain
from the air. A few of them carry
on an aerial search for familiar
spots and homes of friends, and
others go in for high altitude jaunts,
but none can resist pretending to
be on a cross country trip. Which
brings to mind the student who
was practicing turns and stuck out
his hand before banking each time!
Visitors of the week Billy
Codington flew his Waco Cus
tom down Sunday. Billy is a
frequent visitor at this field, for
he stops in almost every time
he flies to his farm which is
near Jacksonville. Sometime he
comes in his Fairchild, but
usually it’s the Waco. . . Satur
day brought a Beechcraft. We’ll
cast :our vote for Beech as the
best looking ship. The Coast
Guard Grumman was here, of
course. Did you see the Na
tional Guard ship that landed
the other day? It was a North
American. Makes us feel good
that we can see Army, Navy,
Coast Guard ships pass over
without having to run for an
air raid shelter.
It happened while a group of us
were watching the birds flying
round the hanger one day. As wre
sat there hangar flying and figur
ing out new maneuvers, we all gazed
with envy at our feathered friends
while they zoomed, rolled, did verti
cals,, vericks and soared. You can
learn a lot from the birds, such
as staying on the ground in bad
weather. We agree with the person
who remarked when one of the fowls
pulled up into a steep stall without
falling off into a spin. “-Bet you
can’t do that.”
Thought for today: Fly care
fully or you'll be just another
report in Air Facts.
Changes In Schedule
Announced By YMCA
The summer schedule of boys'
classes, to take effect tomorrow,
was announced last night by the
Y. M. C. A.
It is customary to shift boy’s
gym and swim classes from after
noon to morning periods during
the summer months. In addition
to regular play periods the sched
ule will include “Learn-to-swim”
classes for members who do not
know how to swim, instruction
periods for passing the national
Y. M. C. A. aquatic tests and a
period for advanced swimming and
life saving. The local association’s
goal will be to fulfill it’s slogan of
many years, “Every member a
swimmer; every swimmer a life
The summer schedule:
Preps - Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday at 9:15 a.m.
Midgets - Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
Juniors - Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday at 10:45 a. m.
Day Itermediates - Tuesday.
Thursday and Saturday at 11:30
Non-Swimmers - Monday and
Wednesday at 9:15 a.m.
Swimming Tests - Monday and
Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
Advanced Swimming and Life
Saving - To be scheduled.
A number of hikes, boat and
canoe trips and other events are
being planned to supplement the
regular classes for member groups
during the Summer months.
We have a complete line of
baseball and softball equipment
for the player and the diamond.
gOg—Marhet St. Phone 862
Mulloy, Guernsey And Hen
derson Prospects To
Reat Grant
CHARLOTTE, June 1—W—Nine
of Dixie’s 16 ranking men players
were entered today in the 55th an
nual southern tennis championships
to be held here June 10-16.
For the battle to prevent Atlan
ta’s Bitsy Grant from marching to
his ninth title, best prospects were
No. 2 Gardnar Mulloy of Miami,
No. 3 Frank Guernsey, Jr., of Rice
Institute, and unranked Archie
Henderson of Chapel Hill.
more than Halt the expected held
of 100, the biggest in the history
of the time-honored tournament,
has already registered. Included
are high-ranking women players
for women’s and girls’ divisions,
headed by Mrs. Marta Barnett An
drade and Doris Har of Miami.
Mulloy, bringing with him his
entire unbeaten University of Mi
ami team, is eighth in USLTA
ranking; Bud Hart of Miami is
ninth ranking national junior.
College teams, among them Mi
ami, the University of North Caro
lina, Presbyterian, college and
Duke university, have filed their
Don Buffington of Atlanta and
John Ager of Jacksonville, Fla.,
entered from Duke today in men’s
singles and doubles. They will face
old rivals in all-conquering North
Carolina in Harris Everett, Charlie
Rider, Bill Rowlings, Walter
Meserole and Ham Anthony.
Also entered were Alex Guerry,
a U. N. C. graduate who holds No.
13 in the south and Henderson, a
former Tar Heel who has built up
a sensational winning streak this
spring with three straight tourna
ment victories.
Some of the others already in
the field were Lila Porter. Daphne.
Ala., Mrs. Andrade, Nellie Sheer
and Doris Hart of Miami, Eleanor
Stroud of Chapel Hill. Richard Hart
of Miami, Ed Moylan of Spring
TT.-n „-.vi~-i\/r~wn~ ai« t ;
Vuille of the St. Petersburg (Fla.)
Tennis club. Dick McKee, George
Pero. Bill Hardie, William Gilles
pie, of Miami; Billy Farmer,
Lykes Boykin, Bob Kerdasha, of
The championships will be play
ed Monday through Sunday on the
course of Myers Park and the
Charlotte Country clubs, and spon
sored by the two clubs and the
Charlotte News.
Eighteen silver trophies will be
awarded in five divisions of play.
The annual meeting of the South
ern Lawn Tennis association will
be held in conjunction with the
Dr. W. P. Jacobs of Clinton, S. C.,
is expected to resign. 1
rlNtH HI 1 WlNi
Eighth Inning Blow Scores
Winning Run As Cards
Are Downed
ST. LOUIS. June 1 —(J>!— The
Philadelphia Phillies defeated the
Cardinals, 5 to 4. today behind the
4-hit pitching of Hugh Mulcahy but
Morrie Arnovich's pinch-single in
the eighth inning was the clincher.
That blow also spoiled another
story about pinch hitters coming
through in the clutch, for the Car
dinals had tied it up 4-4 that way.
Johnny Hopp carried the wood
to the plate for Joe Orengo in the
seventh and smashed a mighty
triple. He was followed by Don
Fadget. tomato-faced Giant batting
for Clyde Shoun, who hit a homer
inside the park.
Errors were important factors in
the contest, three of the four St.
Louis bobbles and two Phil mis
takes contributing to the scoring.
After Mulcahy was relieved for
the pinch hitter Lloyd Brown held
the Cards hitless the last two inn
ings. 1
Mahan, lb- -r> 0 0 W J
Young, 2b- 5 0 0 - -
Mueller, If - 4 1-10
Klein, rf- 4 110 0
H. Martin, rf- 1 0 0 0 0
Marty, cf- ^Ollfl
May, 3b - 4 3 3 0 8
Brogan, -- 4 0 1 3 0
Atwood, -- r } 7 0
Arnovieh, -- 1 - !!
L. Brown, p - 0 0 0 0 0
Totals -. 33 5 11 27 20
x-Batted for Mulcahy in Stli.
Lake, 2h - 3 10 3 3
S. Martin, 3b - ! ?, ? ? n
Slaughter, rf- J " } !
Moore, cf- - 1 n n 2 i
Owen, c --- o n o o 2
Orengo, ss - Tl 1 0 0
Marion, ss - 0 0 0 0 0
J. Martin zzz- 0 o o o
McGee, p - n 0 o 1 o
Shoun, p - " " J ft
Russell, p..- " “ £ l0 ^
Gutteridge, zzzz
Totals _ 32 4 4 27 13
z-Batted for Orengo in 7tli.
zz-Batted for Shoun in itb.
zzz-Batted for Marion in 9th
-Rutted for Russell in 9tn.
Philadelphia-- 000 013 010-3
Errors? Mahan' 2, Young, Orengo.
Slaughter, Owen 2. Bum batted ».
Medwick, Atwood. Klein -, Mulcanj
Padgett 2 Arnovicli. Two base hits:
Marti' Three base hit: Hopp. Home
runs-' Klein Padgett. Stolen base:
Mav Sacrifices: Mulcahy 2 Double
i)lavs * Mulcahy. Bragan and Mahan.
} J ' buns- Philadelphia,8; St. Louis
Ba c on balls off: Mulcahy 3, Me- '
Pop 2 Russell 1, Brown 1. Strikeouts
B-wn, none in t;,**-**"* \
Klem6and^Goetz. Time: 2:16. Attend- J
ance; paid 2,027. _ ^
There are 2500 square feet of 1
glass in the 2000 portholes on the
liner Queen Mary.
Dog Takes Place Of Stable Boy
Flash, a German shepherd, taks his pal, Baranca, for his morning
constitutional at Hollywood Park.
Pirates Schedule Two
Fast Games This Week
Cheshire To Hurl For Bucs
Against All-Stars And
Golden Belters
With Lefty Cheshire on the
mound, Bert Kite's Pirates will tan
gle with the Wake Forest All-Stars
and the Durham Golden Belt Ath
letic association at Legion field on
Wednesday and Friday nights of
this week respectively.
Cheshire will be the starting hurl
er in the first contest and will see
action in the second, Kite said last
night as he made plans for what
he considers two of the best games
to be offered the fans here so fai
th is season.
Cheshire has made the welkin
ring this spring, winning nine out
of ten consecutive games for the
University of North Carolina and
taking- the Duke nine for a ride in
two attempts out of three.
The left-handed lad played as a
member of the Pirates last season
with some of his games being very
fine and others being a bit disap
pointing, but this year, Kite said,
he appears to have gained the con
fidence which he needed and is in
fine fettle to make the Pirates a
stellar moundsman.
Either McKenzie or Harlan Mc
Keithan will be behind the plate,
catching the deliveries of the left
hander, Kite said. Jimmy Moore will
be holding down first, S. McKeithan
wd'il be on, second, with Johnny
Smidt, who has looked fine in high
school baseball, working with him
at shortstop. Vfc Stefano will be on
the third sack, with the outfield
to be picked from Little Man Amos
Carter, Ernest Alford, Roy Lamb.
Frank Hines and Trogden.
There were no games at the field
this week due to the New Hanover
High school’s graduation exercises
and Kite said that Wednesday and
Friday nights he is anticipating the
largest crowds which have witnessed
a ball game at the field in several
“There is some real interest in
these games,” Kite said, “and I be
lieve the fans are going to find
that there is some real ball talent
among the Pirates. We’ve needed a
little more spark and I believe wre
have found it,” he said.
The “dead heart” or northwest
regions of Australia will be crossed
for the first time by an American
expedition led by an Australian,
Lindsay McMillan, under auspices
of the New York Museum of His
tory. 2
Dunkelberger Wins
CGA Tourney Again
though he was not playing sensa
tionally, Bobby Dunkelberger, of
High Point, nevertheless- was very
steady for 36 holes and at the fin
ish was five strokes out in front
of the field to once again win a
one-day tournament of the Carolinas
Golf association held today at
Greensboro Country club.
While his 146, the result of a
morning round 74 and an afternoon
73, left him six strokes over par,
Bobby, however, felt he was hitting
his shots well enough and is, there
fore, rounding into proper playing'
shape for the defense of his south
ern amateur and Carolinas amateur
championships. The southern ama
teur is less than two weeks away
at Chattanooga, Tenn., and the Car
olinas is a week later at Morgan
City Open Tournament
Opens At Muni Today
Qualifying rounds for the City
Open golf tourney will begin at the
Municipal golf links Sunday and will
continue through next Sunday, Bill
Crichton, pro at the links, announc
ed last night.
The tourney is open to anyone in
Wilmington, he said, as he predicted
there will be an unusually large
field of entries this year. There is
no entry fee.
John J. Furlong, .Tr., is the cham
pion, having won the title in 1938,
defeating Johnny Pearce in the
finals by a close score. The tourney
was not held last year due to the
fact WPA workmen were engaged
in a project to improve the links.
A cup will be awarded to the
champion this year- Possession of
the cup ig for one year, but three
years’ possession gives the holder the
cup permanently.
CHICAGO, June l.—(.T>—Wool
ford Farm’s Joe Schenck, making
his first start since February 12,
at Hialeah Park, rambled off with
a handy victory in the $5,000 added
Steger handicap at Lincoln Fields
today. Outrun early, Joe Schenck
closed gamely to beat the.Jon.gshot,
Tom Taggart's Yale O’Nine by a
length. Yale O’Nine was two and a
half lengths in front of Lexbrook
Stable’s Potranco.
Winners Of Junior Traffic Club
Outing Contests Are Announced
The list of prize winners at the
20th annual picnic held for New
Hanover county’s junior traffic
squads held at Carolina Beach
Thursday was announced yester
The athletic events were staged
under the direction of Jimmy Cope
land and George Gore.
The winners of the various
events, all of whom placed in the
contests in the order named, were
as follows:
Hundred yard dash, 110 pounds
and over: Gurney Watts, James
Harrell and Eugene Montgomery;
B5 to 110 pounds, Jimmie Lane,
Jack Tilley and Harry Stutzen
berger; 70 to 85 pounds, Cliff Dix
an, Creasy Swann and Jack Huf
lam;; 70 pounds and under
Butler, Jimmie Fryar and Ben
Running broad jump, 110 and
aver; Fred Cottle, Gurney Watts
md Hardee Batton; 85 to 110: Ar
;hur Darden, Eugene Huddleston,
md Billie Aid; 70 to 85: Douglas
Pridgen, Robert Bender and Bill
Sackley; 70 and under: Bobby
Vfaynard, Marion Rodgers and
Jerhardt Schnibben.
Standing broad jump, 110 and
>ver: Dickie Watts, Billy Mcllwain
ind Vernon Teague; 85 to 110: Ce
di Brown, Bobby Bell and Billy
lhadwick; 70 to 85: Marion Mat
hews, Charles Register and Bus
er Brown; 70 and under: Billie
Jason, O. K. Pridgen and Jack
Crab race: 110 and over: Billie
ohnson, Jimmie Lee and Lewis
Strickland: 85 to 110: Harry Hug
gins. Edward Pickett and Kenneth
Sneeden; 70 to 85 pounds: Pete
Chadwick, James Smith and Otis
Jeffords; 70 and under: Graham
Brown, George Walter and Tom
my Merritt.
Wheelbarrow race, 110 and over:
Billie Johnson and Abner Tart
Graham Brown and Edward King,
Joe Newton and Hank Marshburn;
85 to 110: Vernon Larson and Ed
ward Funderburk, Pete Willis and
Jimmie Lane, W. R. Todd and
Otis Jeffords; 70 to 85: Bobby Bell
and Jimmy Fryar, Marion Brown
and Douglas Pridgen; 70 and un
der: Bobby Maynard and Buster
Brown, Jack Corbett and Pete
Judges were Policemen Parish,
Sikes, Moore, Davis, Wilson, Wil
liams; assisted by Charles Dushan.
Prizes for the affair were dona
ted by the following; Julien K.
Taylor, I. Shrier and Son, Foy,
Roe and company. Sears, Roebuck
and company, Sneeden-York com
pany, Saunders Drug store, King
off’s, M. L. Starkey, J. W. Mur
chison, J. C. Anderson and sons,
Woolworths, McLellans, Kress,
Gregg Brothers, Efirds, Check
ner’s, Kinney shoe store, Smith
Shoe repair, George W. Bailey,
Camera Shop, Sam Bear and sons,
MacMillan and Cameron, Taub
man’s, Tom’s Drug store, I, Mill
er, Finklestein’s, D’Lugin Broth
ers, Jacobi Hardware, Gibson’s
Haberdashery, May’s, Baxter’s,
McGrath and company, B. B. Cam
eron, Lewis J. Stein, J. C. Penney,
and Belk-Williams company. 1
Replaces Bakery Boys In Sec
ond Place Of Commercial
Softball Loop
The Commercial softball loop,
finishing out a week of splendid
playing, finds only one important
change in the standing of the
The Boys Brigade has made
second place, shoving the Bakery
down to third. The Spofford lads
remain the undefeated aggregation
of the league, never having had
their leadership in jeopardy but
once and being saved by the wea
therman on that occasion, when
the game was rained out.
The standings follow:
Won Lost
Spofford . 9 0
Brigade . 5 4
Bakery . 5 5
Co. A . 4 6
Laundry . 1 9
The schedule for this week is:
Boys Brigade vs. Spofford at Bel
lamy Park Monday; Bakery vs.
Brigade at Robert Strange, Tues
Co. A. vs.. Bakery at Bellamy
Park, Wednesday; Brigade vs.
Laundry at Robert Strange, Thurs
day; Laundry vs. Spofford at Rob
ert Strange on Friday. 1
$1,470 IS RAISED
Red Cross Chapter Seeking
$6,000 To Aid Europe’s
War Victims
Wilmington’s dime drive to raise
funds for the war-stunned refugees
of Europe ended last night with
a total of $1,470,07 being contribut
ed to boost the total of all funds
received in the Red Cross cam
paign for funds to a total of
$3,593.67, or slightly more than half
of the quota of $6,000 to be raised.
Mrs. Orrell expressed her ap
preciation for the “fine cooperation
which was extended by everybody
—the workers and the contribut
ing public,” and added she hopes
the people will continue to con
tribute to the Red Cross campaign
of which the dime drive was a
part until the complete $6,000 quota
is subscribed.
Mrs. Ida Speiden, executive sec
retary of the Red Cross chapter,
and J. C. Roe, chairman of the
chapter, urged the public to “give
and give generously to this effort
to raise funds for the war stricken,
thanking God that the Red Cross
comes to you to receive aid and
not to give it to you.”
They pointed out the funds sub
scribed in the campaign will be
used to provide food, shelter, med
ical supplies and clothing for re
fugees of invaded countries in
Europe where intensified war act
ivities are causing greater havoc
each succeeding day.
The campaign to raise the com
plete $6,000 quota will be intensi
fied tomorrow, they said. The table
which has been kept open in front
of the postoffice will remain there
during the entire drive, they said,
and a dance and card party are
to be staged as additional efforts
to raise funds for the unfortunate
people of war-torn Europe. 2
Anderson Leads Field
In North State Play
RALEIGH. June 1.—UP)—Jolin II.
Anderson, Raleigh lawyer, posted a
74, two over par. today and took
the lead in qualifying play for the
North State Amateur Golf cham
pionship at Carolina Country club
Anderson wrested the lead from
W. P. Budd, Jr., of Durham, who
shot a 75 on Thursday.
Stars cannot be seen from the bot
tom of wells in daytime, contrary to
belief. The planet Venus sometimes
is so bright that it can be seen in
the daytime from any spot where
the observer’s eyes are shaded from
the sun. Stars can be seen in day
time only by the aid of telescopes.
An inquest into a fire and ex
plosion in London ended after
seven months. The jury heard 1,
674,000 words of evidence, and as
a compensation for their work,
were exempted from further duty
fcr life. 2
Socialists Find It Difficult To
Get Their Men On Ballot
WASHINGTON, June 1—UP)—The '
iO-year-old Socialist party, whose ’
Dresidential ticket got on the bal- <
ots of only 36 states in 1936. has
mnounced a drive for more liberal
Section laws.
Its declared purpose is to make
it easier for independent political
organizations to place their candi
dates before the voters in compe
tition with those of the two major
A party canvass of all state laws
—made in connection with efforts
to place place Norman Thomas
Maynard Krueger on the ballot as
socialist candidates for president
and vice president—shows that a
dozen or more states have what
this minority party calls “impossi
ble. unfair and unreasonable” re
Among other things, the social
ists would like to see more or less
uniform laws permitting them to
get on the ballot by filing petitions
from qualified voters equal to one
per cent of the total vote cast in
the previous election in each state.
Using the 1936 total popular vote
of 45,646,817, this would mean the
socialists would have to muster a
nationwide strength of close to half
a million to get their candidates on
the voting lists in all 48 states
They polled only 187,720 votes in
1936, far less than one per cent of
the total vote.
The party survey showed nine
states require petitions signed by
from three to fifteen per cent of
the total vote in the state.
The Socialists have polled less
than one per cent of the total popu
lar vote in three of their ten presi
dential campaigns—in 1936 and
1928 with Norman Thomas and in
1900, when the party was born,
with the late Eugene Debs. Its
highest percentage was between
five and si:: per cent in 1912, also
with Debs heading the ticket.
Early filing requirements—Cali
fornia, for example, requires that
filing take place by the Feb. 15
before a November election—also
“work a considerable handicap”
on minority parties, the Socialists
contend, because the electorate
‘rarely gets interested in any elec
tion work until the campaign is in
full swing.”
“This is especially true for in
dependent parties,” they add,
“since most of the votes they re
ceive come to them because the
voters reject the candidates of the
older parties.”
Filings, they argue, should be
permitted up until 20 or 30 days be
fore election to allow independents
to reap to the fullest the benefit of
voters who do not like the old-line
party candidates and platforms.
Despite state “restrictions,” the
Socialist leaders hope to obtain
ballot recognition in about 40 states
this year, but only because of in
tensive organization efforts and an
early start on a campaign to ob
tain petition signatures. They as
sert that any independent party
trying to start from scratch would
have much greater difficulty.
One of the main reasons in So
cialists nominated their 1940 ticket
earl was to meet the ballot re
Commenting on their state law
survey, they say it is “virtually
impossible for any independent po
litical party” to appear on the bal
lot in Florida. This state, they
add, does not even allow filing by
petition, but requires that a party,
to be legal, must have polled 15
per cent of Kie vote in the preced
ing election. In 1936 this would
hav mant about 8,000 vots ou
of 327,000. Before 1937 the law
stipulated 30 per cent.
The party listed the following
nine states as having what it called
“unfair and unreasonable” signa
ture requirements:
California — petitions must be
filed by Feb. 15 with signatures
amounting to 10 per cent of the
vote cast (about 252,000 signa
tures). The Socialists contend this
makes it impossible for them to
get on the ballot. Another method
provided is to have 25,000 voters
register in the name of the mi
nority party, but the Socialists say
this is “an impossible hurdle be
cause a few people will register as
independents except during the
height of a campaign.”
Illinois—signatures of five per
cent of voters (about 192,000 signa
tures) must be filed by Sept. 16;
petition signers must not have
voted in the republican or demo
cratic parties, and there must be
at least 200 signatures in each of
50 different counties.
Nevada—Requires signatures of
five per cent (about 2,200) and fil
this an “impossible requirement in
a state with so scattered a popu
lation,” has been off the ballot
there since 1920.
Ohio—requires 15 per cent (about
362,000 signatures), but minority
candidates may be listed without
party designation by filing only one
per cent (about 25,000 signatures).
Montana—Demands 12.000 signa
ures, or five per cent of the vote,
rhe party says a “slightly humor
ms aspect” is provided because
‘almost anybody can file for in
lividual offices by paying a filing
tee of one per cent of the salary of
;he office.”
North Carolina—Requires 10.000
signatures. Four years ago the
state attorney general ruled that
anyone who signed a Socialist peti
tion simply to aid the party to get
an the ballot would be guilty of
Eraud. the Socialists report. Peti
tion signers were required to
pledge themselves to join the So
cialist party.
Oregon—Demands five per cent
ar about 18,000 signatures to be
lied 10 days before the election.
South Dakota—Requires three
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Wisconsin—Demands of a new
party petitions amounting to one
sixth of the qualified voters of any
ten counties. The Socialists say
this may not be so difficult for an
independent party which has a
farm basis, but it is almost impos
sible for the ‘‘ordinary urban
group.” The Socialists are not
hampered by Wisconsin restric
tions, however, for they are a "le
gal party” in that state.
In addition to these states, the
Socialists assert that some others
complicate their relatively easy
signature demands by requiring
that the signatures represent a cer
tain geographical distribution or
that they be notarized individually.
In the latter category were listed
Indiana, Maine, New Hampshire
and Vermont.
Illinois, Michigan and New York
demand geographical distribution
of signers which the Socialists say
puts their party to great expense
and trouble to qualify.
Some states require the holding
of a political convention by a mi
nority party. While in most in
stances this can be met easily, the
Socialists contend some states pro
vide an expense handicap by re
quiring that the conventions must
qualified electors. In this classifi
cation are listed Idaho, Nebraska
and North Dakota.
The Socialists said that South
Carolina has the most ‘‘liberal"
filing law, allowing each party
merely to print its own ballots and
distribute them at the polling
Rhode Island was described as
having comparatively easy signa
ture requirements “complicated"
by a provision that signers “must
not have participated in the last
three primary elections.”
In Delaware it was said a new
party must file an affidavit “that
it will not seek to overthrow the
government of Delaware by force
or violence.” 1
NEW YO&K, June 1.—l.'T)—Dam
aged Goods staked a strong cluiin
to the three-year-old filly champion
ship and the Chief came back to
figure in the handicap division rank
ings at Belmont Park today. Carry
ing the silks of E. B. Benjamin of
New Orleans, Damaged Goods show
ed her recent surprise victory in
the Acorn Stakes was no fluke by
staging a strong stretch rally to win
the 24th Coaching club American
Oaks and its $12,500 purse by a neck.
George D. Widener’s Rosetotvn eas
ily took second, three lengths be
fore C. V. Whitney’s Dipsy Doodle.
The German Women’s Labor Ser
vice, compulsory for all unmar
ried girls between the ages of 18
and 25, now has 110,000 girls in
uniform. They are housed in 2,000
labor camps scattered throughout
Germany. 2
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