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January - December, 1953 EDITORIALS

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W. C. Dowd, Jr., President
and General Manager
J. E. Dowd, Editor
W. C. Dowd, 1865 -1927

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Evening Chronicle, established in 1903, was purchased by and consolidated with The Charlotte News May 8, 1914.

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All 1953 editorials are after W. J. Cash's associate editorship. Stuart Rabb became Associate Editor after Cash resigned at the end of May, 1941 and continued in that capacity for a year at which point, at the end of May, 1942, Burke Davis became Associate Editor. At the end of December, 1942, Editor J. E. Dowd enlisted in the Navy and turned over the editorial reins of the newspaper to Burke Davis until August 18, 1944, at which point Mr. Davis resumed his position as Associate Editor, thereby responsible for most of the editorial column. On October 6, 1945, Harry Ashmore became Associate Editor, and Burke Davis, eventually to join The Baltimore Evening Sun, became special assignments writer. In 1958, Mr. Ashmore won a Pulitzer Prize as Editor of The Arkansas Gazette, for his editorials and leadership regarding the Little Rock school integration crisis of September, 1957.

On January 9, 1947, The News was sold by the Dowds to a group of investors, including W. C. Dowd, Jr. and J. E. Dowd. Thomas L. Robinson became Publisher, J. E. Dowd became General Manager, and Harry Ashmore remained as Associate Editor until April 16, 1947. Mr. Ashmore at that time became Editor of the newspaper, and then left The News on July 26, 1947 to become Associate Editor of The Gazette. William M. Reddig, formerly of The Kansas City Star, then became Editor.

On March 5, 1948, Brodie Griffith, long-time Managing Editor of The News, was advanced to Executive Editor, listed in the latter role on the masthead for the first time. Pete McKnight, long a reporter for The News and friend to W. J. Cash during his tenure, became Managing Editor.

On August 23, 1948, Mr. Reddig's name disappeared from the masthead, albeit without comment on either the editorial page or the front page. He apparently remained, however, thereafter in his former position, as in the 60th Anniversary Edition, published December 11, 1948, he is mentioned as the most recent Editor.

On March 4, 1949, Pete McKnight became Editor, and Sports Editor Ray Howe became Managing Editor. Sportswriter Furman Bisher, who, a year later, would join The Atlanta Constitution for which he would write through age 90 in 2009, became Sports Editor.

On August 13, 1949, former Publisher W. C. Dowd, Jr., who originally hired W. J. Cash as Associate Editor, died of a heart attack at age 55.

Weeks labeled (♔🐕◙|JAN|◙🙾🧥), (♔🐕◙|FEB|◙🙾🧥), (♔🐕◙|MAR|◙🙾🧥), (♔🐕◙|APR|◙🙾🧥), (♔🐕◙|MAY|◙🙾🧥), (♔🐕◙|JUN|◙🙾🧥), (♔🐕◙|JUL|◙🙾🧥), (♔🐕◙|AUG|◙🙾🧥), (♔🐕◙|SEP|◙🙾🧥), (♔🐕◙|OCT|◙🙾🧥), (♔🐕◙|NOV|◙🙾🧥), and (♔🐕◙|DEC|◙🙾🧥) were added in the corresponding month of 2020. Dates marked "&$O'Ð♪" have a website note on editorials. (If you want to know the significance of the hieroglyph, you will have to ask the website publisher. We have no idea.) Last additions, December, 2020.

To facilitate reading organization, the headings of the editorials on the pages after June 19, 1944 are in bold print, visible in the "Engravers Bold" font, which on later versions of Windows is not included as a font. Blame Mr. Gates, not us. The font is available here for free. Once downloaded, simply click "install" at the top of the box and it will quickly load.

There are no Sunday editions of the newspaper in 1953, and there is no edition available on the microfilm for April 20 or front page for June 26.

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December 29, 1952 - January 3, 1953(🙾🧥◙|DEC|◙♔🐕), (♔🐕◙|JAN|◙🙾🧥)

|Dec 29(&$O'Ð♪)|Dec 30(&$O'Ð♪)|Dec 31(&$O'Ð♪)|Jan 1(&$O'Ð♪)|Jan 2(&$O'Ð♪)|Jan 3(&$O'Ð♪)|

January 5-10, 1953(♔🐕◙|JAN|◙🙾🧥)

|Jan 5(&$O'Ð♪)|Jan 6(&$O'Ð♪)|Jan 7(&$O'Ð♪)|Jan 8(&$O'Ð♪)|Jan 9(&$O'Ð♪)|Jan 10(&$O'Ð♪)|

January 12-17, 1953(♔🐕◙|JAN|◙🙾🧥)

|Jan 12(&$O'Ð♪)|Jan 13(&$O'Ð♪)|Jan 14(&$O'Ð♪)|Jan 15(&$O'Ð♪)|Jan 16(&$O'Ð♪)|Jan 17(&$O'Ð♪)|

January 19-24, 1953(♔🐕◙|JAN|◙🙾🧥)

|Jan 19(&$O'Ð♪)|Jan 20(&$O'Ð♪)|Jan 21(&$O'Ð♪)|Jan 22(&$O'Ð♪)|Jan 23(&$O'Ð♪)|Jan 24(&$O'Ð♪)|

January 26-31, 1953(♔🐕◙|JAN|◙🙾🧥)

|Jan 26(&$O'Ð♪)|Jan 27(&$O'Ð♪)|Jan 28(&$O'Ð♪)|Jan 29(&$O'Ð♪)|Jan 30(&$O'Ð♪)|Jan 31(&$O'Ð♪)|

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February 2-7, 1953(♔🐕◙|FEB|◙🙾🧥)

|Feb 2(&$O'Ð♪)|Feb 3(&$O'Ð♪)|Feb 4(&$O'Ð♪)|Feb 5(&$O'Ð♪)|Feb 6(&$O'Ð♪)|Feb 7(&$O'Ð♪)|

February 9-14, 1953(♔🐕◙|FEB|◙🙾🧥)

|Feb 9(&$O'Ð♪)|Feb 10(&$O'Ð♪)|Feb 11(&$O'Ð♪)|Feb 12(&$O'Ð♪)|Feb 13(&$O'Ð♪)|Feb 14(&$O'Ð♪)|

February 16-21, 1953(♔🐕◙|FEB|◙🙾🧥)

|Feb 16(&$O'Ð♪)|Feb 17(&$O'Ð♪)|Feb 18(&$O'Ð♪)|Feb 19(&$O'Ð♪)|Feb 20(&$O'Ð♪)|Feb 21(&$O'Ð♪)|

February 23-28, 1953(♔🐕◙|FEB|◙🙾🧥)

|Feb 23(&$O'Ð♪)|Feb 24(&$O'Ð♪)|Feb 25(&$O'Ð♪)|Feb 26(&$O'Ð♪)|Feb 27(&$O'Ð♪)|Feb 28(&$O'Ð♪)|

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March 2-7, 1953(♔🐕◙|MAR|◙🙾🧥)

|Mar 2(&$O'Ð♪)|Mar 3(&$O'Ð♪)|Mar 4(&$O'Ð♪)|Mar 5(&$O'Ð♪)|Mar 6(&$O'Ð♪)|Mar 7(&$O'Ð♪)|

March 9-14, 1953(♔🐕◙|MAR|◙🙾🧥)

|Mar 9(&$O'Ð♪)|Mar 10(&$O'Ð♪)|Mar 11(&$O'Ð♪)|Mar 12(&$O'Ð♪)|Mar 13(&$O'Ð♪)|Mar 14(&$O'Ð♪)|

March 16-21, 1953(♔🐕◙|MAR|◙🙾🧥)

|Mar 16(&$O'Ð♪)|Mar 17(&$O'Ð♪)|Mar 18(&$O'Ð♪)|Mar 19(&$O'Ð♪)|Mar 20(&$O'Ð♪)|Mar 21(&$O'Ð♪)|

March 23-28, 1953(♔🐕◙|MAR|◙🙾🧥)

|Mar 23(&$O'Ð♪)|Mar 24(&$O'Ð♪)|Mar 25(&$O'Ð♪)|Mar 26(&$O'Ð♪)|Mar 27(&$O'Ð♪)|Mar 28(&$O'Ð♪)|

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March 30 - April 4, 1953(♔🐕◙|MAR|◙🙾🧥), (♔🐕◙|APR|◙🙾🧥)

|Mar 30(&$O'Ð♪)|Mar 31(&$O'Ð♪)|Apr 1(&$O'Ð♪)|Apr 2(&$O'Ð♪)|Apr 3(&$O'Ð♪)|Apr 4(&$O'Ð♪)|

April 6-11, 1953(♔🐕◙|APR|◙🙾🧥)

|Apr 6(&$O'Ð♪)|Apr 7(&$O'Ð♪)|Apr 8(&$O'Ð♪)|Apr 9(&$O'Ð♪)|Apr 10(&$O'Ð♪)|Apr 11(&$O'Ð♪)|

April 13-18, 1953(♔🐕◙|APR|◙🙾🧥)

|Apr 13(&$O'Ð♪)|Apr 14(&$O'Ð♪)|Apr 15(&$O'Ð♪)|Apr 16(&$O'Ð♪)|Apr 17(&$O'Ð♪)|Apr 18(&$O'Ð♪)|

April 20-25, 1953(♔🐕◙|APR|◙🙾🧥)

|Apr 21(&$O'Ð♪)|Apr 22(&$O'Ð♪)|Apr 23(&$O'Ð♪)|Apr 24(&$O'Ð♪)|Apr 25(&$O'Ð♪)|

April 27 - May 2, 1953(♔🐕◙|APR|◙🙾🧥), (♔🐕◙|MAY|◙🙾🧥)

|Apr 27(&$O'Ð♪)|Apr 28(&$O'Ð♪)|Apr 29(&$O'Ð♪)|Apr 30(&$O'Ð♪)|May 1(&$O'Ð♪)|May 2(&$O'Ð♪)|

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May 4-9, 1953 (♔🐕◙|MAY|◙🙾🧥)

|May 4(&$O'Ð♪)|May 5(&$O'Ð♪)|May 6(&$O'Ð♪)|May 7(&$O'Ð♪)|May 8(&$O'Ð♪)|May 9(&$O'Ð♪)|

May 11-16, 1953 (♔🐕◙|MAY|◙🙾🧥)

|May 11(&$O'Ð♪)|May 12(&$O'Ð♪)|May 13(&$O'Ð♪)|May 14(&$O'Ð♪)|May 15(&$O'Ð♪)|May 16(&$O'Ð♪)|

May 18-23, 1953 (♔🐕◙|MAY|◙🙾🧥)

|May 18(&$O'Ð♪)|May 19(&$O'Ð♪)|May 20(&$O'Ð♪)|May 21(&$O'Ð♪)|May 22(&$O'Ð♪)|May 23(&$O'Ð♪)|

May 25-30, 1953 (♔🐕◙|MAY|◙🙾🧥)

|May 25(&$O'Ð♪)|May 26(&$O'Ð♪)|May 27(&$O'Ð♪)|May 28(&$O'Ð♪)|May 29(&$O'Ð♪)|May 30(&$O'Ð♪)|

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June 1-6, 1953 (♔🐕◙|JUN|◙🙾🧥)

|Jun 1(&$O'Ð♪)|Jun 2(&$O'Ð♪)|Jun 3(&$O'Ð♪)|Jun 4(&$O'Ð♪)|Jun 5(&$O'Ð♪)|Jun 6(&$O'Ð♪)|

June 8-13, 1953 (♔🐕◙|JUN|◙🙾🧥)

|Jun 8(&$O'Ð♪)|Jun 9(&$O'Ð♪)|Jun 10(&$O'Ð♪)|Jun 11(&$O'Ð♪)|Jun 12(&$O'Ð♪)|Jun 13(&$O'Ð♪)|

June 15-20, 1953 (♔🐕◙|JUN|◙🙾🧥)

|Jun 15(&$O'Ð♪)|Jun 16(&$O'Ð♪)|Jun 17(&$O'Ð♪)|Jun 18(&$O'Ð♪)|Jun 19(&$O'Ð♪)|Jun 20(&$O'Ð♪)|

June 22-27, 1953 (♔🐕◙|JUN|◙🙾🧥)

|Jun 22(&$O'Ð♪)|Jun 23(&$O'Ð♪)|Jun 24(&$O'Ð♪)|Jun 25(&$O'Ð♪)|Jun 26(&$O'Ð♪)|Jun 27(&$O'Ð♪)|

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June 29 - July 4, 1953 (♔🐕◙|JUN|◙🙾🧥), (♔🐕◙|JUL|◙🙾🧥)

|Jun 29(&$O'Ð♪)|Jun 30(&$O'Ð♪)|Jul 1(&$O'Ð♪)|Jul 2(&$O'Ð♪)|Jul 3(&$O'Ð♪)|Jul 4(&$O'Ð♪)|

July 6-11, 1953 (♔🐕◙|JUL|◙🙾🧥)

|Jul 6(&$O'Ð♪)|Jul 7(&$O'Ð♪)|Jul 8(&$O'Ð♪)|Jul 9(&$O'Ð♪)|Jul 10(&$O'Ð♪)|Jul 11(&$O'Ð♪)|

July 13-18, 1953 (♔🐕◙|JUL|◙🙾🧥)

|Jul 13(&$O'Ð♪)|Jul 14(&$O'Ð♪)|Jul 15(&$O'Ð♪)|Jul 16(&$O'Ð♪)|Jul 17(&$O'Ð♪)|Jul 18(&$O'Ð♪)|

July 20-25, 1953 (♔🐕◙|JUL|◙🙾🧥)

|Jul 20(&$O'Ð♪)|Jul 21(&$O'Ð♪)|Jul 22(&$O'Ð♪)|Jul 23(&$O'Ð♪)|Jul 24(&$O'Ð♪)|Jul 25(&$O'Ð♪)|

July 27 - August 1, 1953 (♔🐕◙|JUL|◙🙾🧥), (♔🐕◙|AUG|◙🙾🧥)

|Jul 27(&$O'Ð♪)|Jul 28(&$O'Ð♪)|Jul 29(&$O'Ð♪)|Jul 30(&$O'Ð♪)|Jul 31(&$O'Ð♪)|Aug 1(&$O'Ð♪)|

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August 3-8, 1953 (♔🐕◙|AUG|◙🙾🧥)

|Aug 3(&$O'Ð♪)|Aug 4(&$O'Ð♪)|Aug 5(&$O'Ð♪)|Aug 6(&$O'Ð♪)|Aug 7(&$O'Ð♪)|Aug 8(&$O'Ð♪)|

August 10-15, 1953 (♔🐕◙|AUG|◙🙾🧥)

|Aug 10(&$O'Ð♪)|Aug 11(&$O'Ð♪)|Aug 12(&$O'Ð♪)|Aug 13(&$O'Ð♪)|Aug 14(&$O'Ð♪)|Aug 15(&$O'Ð♪)|

August 17-22, 1953 (♔🐕◙|AUG|◙🙾🧥)

|Aug 17(&$O'Ð♪)|Aug 18(&$O'Ð♪)|Aug 19(&$O'Ð♪)|Aug 20(&$O'Ð♪)|Aug 21(&$O'Ð♪)|Aug 22(&$O'Ð♪)|

August 24-29, 1953 (♔🐕◙|AUG|◙🙾🧥)

|Aug 24(&$O'Ð♪)|Aug 25(&$O'Ð♪)|Aug 26(&$O'Ð♪)|Aug 27(&$O'Ð♪)|Aug 28(&$O'Ð♪)|Aug 29(&$O'Ð♪)|

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August 31 - September 5, 1953 (♔🐕◙|AUG|◙🙾🧥), (♔🐕◙|SEP|◙🙾🧥)

|Aug 31(&$O'Ð♪)|Sep 1(&$O'Ð♪)|Sep 2(&$O'Ð♪)|Sep 3(&$O'Ð♪)|Sep 4(&$O'Ð♪)|Sep 5(&$O'Ð♪)|

September 7-12, 1953 (♔🐕◙|SEP|◙🙾🧥)

|Sep 7(&$O'Ð♪)|Sep 8(&$O'Ð♪)|Sep 9(&$O'Ð♪)|Sep 10(&$O'Ð♪)|Sep 11(&$O'Ð♪)|Sep 12(&$O'Ð♪)|

September 14-19, 1953 (♔🐕◙|SEP|◙🙾🧥)

|Sep 14(&$O'Ð♪)|Sep 15(&$O'Ð♪)|Sep 16(&$O'Ð♪)|Sep 17(&$O'Ð♪)|Sep 18(&$O'Ð♪)|Sep 19(&$O'Ð♪)|

September 21-26, 1953 (♔🐕◙|SEP|◙🙾🧥)

|Sep 21(&$O'Ð♪)|Sep 22(&$O'Ð♪)|Sep 23(&$O'Ð♪)|Sep 24(&$O'Ð♪)|Sep 25(&$O'Ð♪)|Sep 26(&$O'Ð♪)|

September 28 - October 3, 1953 (♔🐕◙|SEP|◙🙾🧥), (♔🐕◙|OCT|◙🙾🧥)

|Sep 28(&$O'Ð♪)|Sep 29(&$O'Ð♪)|Sep 30(&$O'Ð♪)|Oct 1(&$O'Ð♪)|Oct 2(&$O'Ð♪)|Oct 3(&$O'Ð♪)|

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October 5-10, 1953 (♔🐕◙|OCT|◙🙾🧥)

|Oct 5(&$O'Ð♪)|Oct 6(&$O'Ð♪)|Oct 7(&$O'Ð♪)|Oct 8(&$O'Ð♪)|Oct 9(&$O'Ð♪)|Oct 10(&$O'Ð♪)|

October 12-17, 1953 (♔🐕◙|OCT|◙🙾🧥)

|Oct 12(&$O'Ð♪)|Oct 13(&$O'Ð♪)|Oct 14(&$O'Ð♪)|Oct 15(&$O'Ð♪)|Oct 16(&$O'Ð♪)|Oct 17(&$O'Ð♪)|


October 19-24, 1953 (♔🐕◙|OCT|◙🙾🧥)

|Oct 19|Oct 20|Oct 21|Oct 22|Oct 23|Oct 24|

October 26-31, 1953 (♔🐕◙|OCT|◙🙾🧥)

|Oct 26|Oct 27|Oct 28|Oct 29|Oct 30|Oct 31|

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November 2-7, 1953 (♔🐕◙|NOV|◙🙾🧥)

|Nov 2|Nov 3|Nov 4|Nov 5|Nov 6|Nov 7|

November 9-14, 1953 (♔🐕◙|NOV|◙🙾🧥)

|Nov 9|Nov 10|Nov 11|Nov 12|Nov 13|Nov 14|

November 16-21, 1953 (♔🐕◙|NOV|◙🙾🧥)

|Nov 16|Nov 17|Nov 18|Nov 19|Nov 20|Nov 21|

November 23-28, 1953 (♔🐕◙|NOV|◙🙾🧥)

|Nov 23|Nov 24|Nov 25|Nov 26|Nov 27|Nov 28|

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November 30 - December 5, 1953 (♔🐕◙|NOV|◙🙾🧥), (♔🐕◙|DEC|◙🙾🧥)

|Nov 30|Dec 1|Dec 2|Dec 3|Dec 4|Dec 5|

December 7-12, 1953 (♔🐕◙|DEC|◙🙾🧥)

|Dec 7|Dec 8|Dec 9|Dec 10|Dec 11|Dec 12|

December 14-19, 1953 (♔🐕◙|DEC|◙🙾🧥)

|Dec 14|Dec 15(&$O'Ð♪)|Dec 16(&$O'Ð♪)|Dec 17(&$O'Ð♪)|Dec 18(&$O'Ð♪)|Dec 19(&$O'Ð♪)|

December 21-26, 1953 (♔🐕◙|DEC|◙🙾🧥)

|Dec 21(&$O'Ð♪)|Dec 22(&$O'Ð♪)|Dec 23(&$O'Ð♪)|Dec 24(&$O'Ð♪)|Dec 25(&$O'Ð♪)|Dec 26(&$O'Ð♪)|

December 28, 1953 - January 2, 1954 (♔🐕◙|DEC|◙🙾🧥), (➳🐘◙|JAN|◐Mc🗡⚔)

|Dec 28(&$O'Ð♪)|Dec 29(&$O'Ð♪)|Dec 30(&$O'Ð♪)|Dec 31(&$O'Ð♪)|Jan 1(&$O'Ð♪)|Jan 2(&$O'Ð♪)|

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