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Barkley Off to Speak
At Inharmonious 'Harmony Dinner’ By th* Associated Press COLUMBIA, S. C„ July I.— Vice President Barkley headed for South Carolina today in an open attempt to leunite the State s divided Democratic Party. The Vice President, billed as a peacemaker, will speak at a “Harmony Dinner” tonight. Spon sors of the $15-a-plate affair say it is intended to help close the gap between President Truman and States’ Rights’ pemocrats. • But for more than a month, the event has been charged with po litical discord in a State that until last year was traditionally solid for the National Democratic Party. Splitting over the thorny issue of civil rights and other Truman pro posals, the State gave its eight electoral votes to Gov. J. Strom Thurmond, the States’ Rights presidential standard bearer. A host of States’ Rights Demo crats, headed by Gov. Thurmond, have refused to give the dinner their blessing. Gov. Thurmond, announcing flatly that he would stay away, said Vice President -c Barkley is coming as a politician and not as Vice President. Dissention Emphasized. None of the State's six Con gressmen has said that ne would attend. The dissention among the po litical forces was reflected last night by State Senator W. P. Bas kin, chairman of the State’s “reg ular” Democratic Party's Executive Committee which suppdVted Gov. Thurmond in his presidential bid. “It is most unfortunate that Vice President Barkley comes to South Carolina on a purely po litical mission,” Mr. Baskin de clared. “The will of the Democratic State Convention held in May, 1948, directs that we accept no compromise in our fight for States' Rights.” An opposite view was taken by former Gov. Ransome J. Williams, a leader of the Truman Democrats W'ho arranged the dinner. “Already,” Mr. Williams said last night, “I can see heartening, progress toward our goal * * * the j restoration of 'harmony among the Democrats of South Carolina.” Says Senators Will Attend. Mr. Williams said a group of “South Carolina Democrats,” headed by “our two United States Senators, Burnet R. Maybank and Olin D. Johnston,” and including State legislators, mayors and other political leaders would be present. Mr. Williams said he would in troduce the Vice President to his South Carolina audience. Dr. W. L. Pressly of Due West. America's “family doctor of 1948,” Wednes day refused an invitation to in troduce the Vice President. The physician said he refused the invitation because of “political, agitation” surrounding the event J In Charleston. Federal Judge J. Waties Waring said he would not attend the dinner. The jurist, whose decision last year opened the party ranks to South Carolina Negroes, tele graphed his stand to the Associ- j ated Press in answer to the query: I “Do you plan to attend the Barkley dinner Friday? If not, please state reasons.” Judge Waring wired this reply: "I shall not attend the dinner for the following reasons: “The Barkley dinner appears to be solely a political gathering of such a controversial nature that I do not believe it would be suit able for a Federal judge to attend. “But, furthermore, I had sup posed when this meeting was first announced that it w'ould be an indorsement of the National Dem ocratic Party and the platform on which it based its national cam paign which resulted in the vic torious election of President Tru man and Vice President Barkley. But now I see no mention of this but only an effort of appeasement and an attempt to invite back into the party those who bolted and fought it and continue to fight the National party. “This political gathering ap pears to be an attempt to create a hodge-podge of Dixiecrats and Trumanite% Its purpose seems to be appeasement only. I have S|0 sympathy with, nor do I wish o be a party to, the sacrifice of principles for expediency.” The judge's ruling opening the party to Negroes had another echo in arrangements for the dinner. !John H. McCray, chairman of the Progressive Democrats, Negro wing of the party in the State, said Judge Waring's ruling made Negroes an integral part of the Democratic Party, and members of his race would stand on their rights to attend the dinner. Mr. Williams said earlier in the week, however, that none of t£e Progressives had sought tickets. New Diomedes Cabinet To Meet Today in Greece By th» Associated Press ATHENS, July 1.—A new coali tion Greek cabinet, sworn in after a week of political bickering, will hold its first meeting today. The new government — 17th since Greece's liberation from the Nazi—is headed by Alexander Diomedes, 74* former finance minister and governor of the Na tional Bank. Actually the new' regime is little different from the govern ment which served under the late Themistokles Sophoulis, who died last week. Sophocles Venizelos, former Labor minister, was named second deputy premier next to Populist (royalist) party leader Constantin Tsaldaris. The labor post wras filled by Emmanuel Loulakakis, a former cabinet member. Parliament will be reconvened Monday to poll a confidence vote on the new regime. 150 British Miners Saved From Flooded Pits By the Associated Pres* COLEFORD. England, July l.~ Nearly 150 men were trapped for hours in water up to their necks when a deep coal mine was flooded near here yesterday. Only two casualties were re ported. One miner was in a seri ous condition after being l'elled by “black damp” gases Another was severely scratched by a Cat he had rescued from the pit. The miners struck into an old and forgotten corridor and a tor rent swept through the pit bot tom. They struggled for seven hours, stumbling and scrambling blindly through old diggings and were rescued through a ventilating shaft two miles from where they had started. Girl Learns Sign Language To Teach Deaf at Church An 18-year-old minister’s daugh ter, who learned sign language in two months and carries on church and Sunday school classes for the deaf, yesterday received an award for an essay on “Why Not Hire the Handicapped?” She is Miss Genevra Shoc key, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Mark H. Shockey, 6307 Third street N.W. Her father is pastor of Roberts Memo Mi» Shockey. riai Free Meth odist Church. David Amato, chairman of the award subcommittee of the Dis trict Citizens’ Committee on Na tional Employ the Physically Han dicapped Week, presented the blond Coolidge High School grad uate with a certificate at a lunch eon of the Junior Chamber of Commerce yesterday in the Bur lington Hotel. Miss Shockey was the winner in an essay contest on the subject of hiring handicapped workers. She now will compete in a national contest, sponsored by the Presi dent's Committee on employing the handicapped. "My interest in the handicapped, especially the deaf, began about a year and a half ago,” explained Miss Shockey, "when a young man who is deaf started coming to our church. I wrote out my father’s sermons so he could read them. In turn, he taught me sign language in two months. It usually takes about two years.” The young man is Robert John son, 22, a senior at Gallaudet Col lege. He came here two years ago from Snohonish,-Wash. “In December, 1948, I started a Sunday school class of about 15 deaf children. Then last month, Bob • and I started conducting church services for the deaf after the Sunday school class. We al ternate—he conducts one Sunday and I do the next. He plans to enter the ministry.” Miss Shockey said she will enter college this fall and take up either nursing or social studies. Mr. Amato, chief of the District Rehabilitation Service of the Fed eral Security Agency»office of Re habilitation, said projects likes those of Miss Shockey and Mr. Johnson are an important step in the rehabilitation of the han dicapped. “I would like to see projects like this throughout the city,” he stated. He and Miss Shockey were in troduced at the luncheon by Paul Matthews, newly eleciod president of the organization,- which today changes its name from the “Junior Board” to the “Junior Chamber” of Commerce. Kennedy Named Head Of TWA Offices Here Manning Kennedy, 4704 Twenti eth road north, Arlington, has been appointed manager of Trans World Airline’s Washington office, John P. Brook, TWA's district manager, announced today. Mr. Kennedy replaces Bernard Burns, also of Arlington, who has been promoted senior traffic rep resentative. -- —-—- f 1 Hampshire, England, is losing, 2,000 acres of agricultural land annually to the sea. LOG INN ON CHESAPEAKE SHORE DINNERS • RO°M ANpv_ MEALS (American Plan) • BATHING • BOATING • GAMES BAY LOTS FOR SALE Route 50 & 2 Ph. Annapolis 4942 P. O. Annapolis. Md. Check Red Star Bus Service. -- FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ONLY! Men's All-Wool - Tropical Worsteds * -» And Nationally Famous Wrinkle-Resistant Suits Were $31.85 to $36.85 ■ NOT just a name summer suit but genuine aM-vyacI Tropi cal Worsted and wrinkle-resistant suits—all extraordinary values at their regular prices of $31.85 to $36.85—all #sehsational values at $19.85. 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