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THE CHARLOTTE NEWS

January - December, 1954 EDITORIALS

And Evening Chronicle
Published Week-Day Afternoons
And Sunday Mornings
by The News Publishing Company, Inc.
W. C. Dowd, Jr., President
and General Manager
J. E. Dowd, Editor
W. C. Dowd, 1865 -1927
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The daily edition of The Charlotte News was established in 1888. The Sunday edition was added in 1910. The
Evening Chronicle, established in 1903, was purchased by and consolidated with The Charlotte News May 8, 1914.

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All 1954 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.

On July 31, 1954, Mr. McKnight went on leave to become executive director of the Southern Education Reporting Service in Nashville, Tenn., with the responsibility of studying and then providing information and advice to the 17 Southern states impacted by the May 17, 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education, regarding how to desegregate public schools smoothly with a minimum of confusion or strife. At that time, Vic Reinemer, Associate Editor since mid-1951, would take over primary editorial writing responsibilities, aided by newly hired Cecil Prince, who would become Associate Editor on October 1, 1955, after Mr. Reinemer's departure in March, 1955 to become executive secretary to Senator James Murray of Montana, Mr. Reinemer's native state. Mr. McKnight would not return to The News, instead becoming Editor of the Charlotte Observer on July 6, 1955, where he would remain through his retirement in 1976.

Weeks labeled (➳🐘◙|JAN|◐Mc🗡⚔), (➳🐘◙|FEB|◐Mc🗡⚔) and (➳🐘◙|MAR|◐Mc🗡⚔) (➳🐘◙|APR|◐Mc🗡⚔) (➳🐘◙|MAY|◐Mc🗡⚔), (➳🐘◙|JUN|◐Mc🗡⚔), (➳🐘◙|JUL|◐Mc🗡⚔), (➳🐘◙|AUG|◐Mc🗡⚔), (➳🐘◙|SEPT|◐Mc🗡⚔), and (➳🐘◙|OCT|◐Mc🗡⚔) were added in the corresponding month of 2021. 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, September, 2021.

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 1954, and The News did not publish on Christmas Day, 1954.

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

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January 4-9, 1954 (➳🐘◙|JAN|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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January 11-16, 1954 (➳🐘◙|JAN|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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January 18-23, 1954 (➳🐘◙|JAN|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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January 25-30, 1954 (➳🐘◙|JAN|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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February 1-6, 1954 (➳🐘◙|FEB|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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February 8-13, 1954 (➳🐘◙|FEB|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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February 15-20, 1954 (➳🐘◙|FEB|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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February 22-27, 1954 (➳🐘◙|FEB|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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March 1-6, 1954 (➳🐘◙|MAR|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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March 8-13, 1954 (➳🐘◙|MAR|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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March 15-20, 1954 (➳🐘◙|MAR|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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March 22-27, 1954 (➳🐘◙|MAR|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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March 29 - April 3, 1954 (➳🐘◙|MAR|◐Mc🗡⚔), (➳🐘◙|APR|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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April 5-10, 1954 (➳🐘◙|APR|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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April 12-17, 1954 (➳🐘◙|APR|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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April 19-24, 1954 (➳🐘◙|APR|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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April 26 - May 1, 1954 (➳🐘◙|APR|◐Mc🗡⚔), (➳🐘◙|MAY|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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May 3-8, 1954 (➳🐘◙|MAY|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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May 10-15, 1954 (➳🐘◙|MAY|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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


May 17-22, 1954 (➳🐘◙|MAY|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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


May 24-29, 1954 (➳🐘◙|MAY|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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May 31 - June 5, 1954 (➳🐘◙|MAY|◐Mc🗡⚔), (➳🐘◙|JUN|◐Mc🗡⚔)

|May 31(&$O'Ð♪)|June 1(&$O'Ð♪)|June 2(&$O'Ð♪)|June 3(&$O'Ð♪)|June 4(&$O'Ð♪)|June 5(&$O'Ð♪)|


June 7-12, 1954 (➳🐘◙|JUN|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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


June 14-19, 1954 (➳🐘◙|JUN|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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


June 21-26, 1954 (➳🐘◙|JUN|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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June 28 - July 3, 1954 (➳🐘◙|JUN|◐Mc🗡⚔), (➳🐘◙|JUL|◐Mc🗡⚔)

|Jun 28(&$O'Ð♪)|Jun 29(&$O'Ð♪)|Jun 30(&$O'Ð♪)|Jul 1(&$O'Ð♪)|Jul 2(&$O'Ð♪)|Jul 3(&$O'Ð♪)|


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July 5-10, 1954 (➳🐘◙|JUL|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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


July 12-17, 1954 (➳🐘◙|JUL|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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


July 19-24, 1954 (➳🐘◙|JUL|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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


July 26-31, 1954 (➳🐘◙|JUL|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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


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August 2-7, 1954 (➳🐘◙|AUG|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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


August 9-14, 1954 (➳🐘◙|AUG|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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


August 16-21, 1954 (➳🐘◙|AUG|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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


August 23-28, 1954 (➳🐘◙|AUG|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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


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August 30 - September 4, 1954 (➳🐘◙|AUG|◐Mc🗡⚔), (➳🐘◙|SEPT|◐Mc🗡⚔)

|Aug 30(&$O'Ð♪)|Aug 31(&$O'Ð♪)|Sept 1(&$O'Ð♪)|Sept 2(&$O'Ð♪)|Sept 3(&$O'Ð♪)|Sept 4(&$O'Ð♪)|


September 6-11, 1954 (➳🐘◙|SEPT|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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


September 13-18, 1954 (➳🐘◙|SEPT|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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


September 20-25, 1954 (➳🐘◙|SEPT|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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


September 27 - October 2, 1954 (➳🐘◙|SEPT|◐Mc🗡⚔), (➳🐘◙|OCT|◐Mc🗡⚔)

|Sep 27(&$O'Ð♪)|Sep 28(&$O'Ð♪)|Sep 29(&$O'Ð♪)|Sep 30(&$O'Ð♪)|Oct 1(&$O'Ð♪)|Oct 2(&$O'Ð♪)|


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October 4-9, 1954 (➳🐘◙|OCT|◐Mc🗡⚔)

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