NEGRO ATTORNEY IS
Scipio A. Jones Will Attend
Special in the Gazette
Russellville, May 1.- With the ele-
ction today of Scipio A. Jones, negro
attorney of Little Rock, as the Fifth
Congressional District delegate to the
national Republican convention, the
reported pledge of white leaders of the
party to the negro faction was ful-
filled. As the alternate, the conven-
tion here selected A. C. Logan of Lit-
tle Rock, also a negro.
Today's action, it is believed, will
forestall any contest by Arkansas be-
fore the Republican National Commit-
tee at Kansas City in June. Twice in
the past 12 years Jones has sought to
unseat the "lily white" delegation from
Arkansas, but each time he was unsuc-
cesful. For this, he and other negroes
blamed Wallace Townsend, Little Rock
attorney, in part at least, and, when
Mr. Townsend was endorsed by the Re-
publican State Committee as a candi-
date for federal judge, they undertook
to prevent his appointment.
Election Due to Bargain.
After President Coolidge nominated
Judge Marteneau, a Democrat, the "lily
white" and "black and tan" divisions
of the Republican party in Arkansas
apparently reached a peaceful solution
of their differences. One of the con-
cessions, it was reported, was that
Jones should be a presidential delegate.
His election today, with a negro as
alternate, was regarded as an indicat-
tion that the four delegates-at-large,
to be named at Little Rock Thursday,
will be white Republicans. They, like
Jones, probably will be uninstructed.
Alonso Rosa of Conway, deputy in-
ternal revenue collector, was nominat-
ed as the Republican candidate for
Congress from the fifth district, and
Oden Williams of Little Rock was nom-
inated as presidential elector.
The district committee for the two
years retains practically the entire
membership of the body, and Mr.
Townsend was re-elected chairman and
George E. Owen was re-elected secre-
At today's session, A.L. Barber of
Little Rock was chosen convention
chairman, and W.B. Payne of Conway
acted as secretary in the absence of
Mr. Owen, who was ill. Tributes to
the late H.L. Remmel, who was state
chairman and nationa; committeeman
when he died, and to the late Judge
Jacob Triebet were embodied in reso-
lutions adopted by the delegate.
The Republican State Committee will
meet in Little Rock at 8 tonight at
the Chamber of Commerce auditorium
Second and Scott streets, to select a
temporay chairman and secretary and
to prepare a temporary roll of the
delegates for the state convention be-
ginning at 10 tomorrow morning in
the Kempuer theater. No contests of
delegations are expected to require the
committee's attention today.
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