walker discusses john muse case

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of eggs not deaths 20.7 been been available increased premature who not out accomplishment, end more "being in possession of a gun. was convicted and assessed a fine and court costs. He appealed his case to Superior court, I am informed, his case, was er thrown out or a nolprosse was taken, and his gun returned to'. him. As to whether this case went to the grand jury, I do know. This young man was later used as a witness against John Muse, who was convicted of i ing a pint of whiskey and ! twelve months road sentence, being denied the alternative of ing a fine. j The above assertions were top- ics of conversations, pro and con, j for weeks afterwards in St. j Probably that is why "large ! bers of persons signed a petition t for his parole. 1 !. Probably John i Muse was guilty as charged; at least a jury decided so. And it not for me to say as to whether j his sentence was unjust or exces- jsive. Neither would I dare argue jwith any judges decisions or " ings. But I do claim as my inher- ent right the privilege to disagree with 'any and all decisions and i i rulings in any case should I be thoroughly convinced that any ex- f I tenuating circumstances were j withheld from either judge or j trial jury, or that either collusion I or coercion had been indulged in ,, . ''*«' the purpose of defeating the i (Comments from readers, for pub!i- icus nature, have aliegecuy Deen ; _ n · f 4..,-,·,.,, cation in this column ar* welcomed. ; d i d £ ; ma nner Other) J ' T x r a T ^ o Publication does not, however, neces- - - _ J. L,. WALKER sarily indicate this newspaper's en- i than "open and aoove board, I dorsement of the views expressed.-- ranc i -which, according to the So-j j licitor, "if kept up, we will rapidly rapidly come to the same place as countries such as Poland," cases i in which witnesses although will- i ing, were, it is alleged, not privi- Letters To The Editor p gu j s Editor.- Walker Discusses John Muse Case T 11 Recently Solicitor Seawell, in a i leged " to take the witness stanci -" ! Ik to the St. Pauls Rotarians, j . In ur S in * the Rotarians "not to | i- a O' ta urgin cooperation among court sign a petition for parole of a ! prisoner unless he satisfied RALEIGH, Jan. 5. --North Car- his return to society olina farmers who want to plant must alwavs be free they m u s t : w o u l d make for good Iaw e H oats in th e spring should not.plant always be open." He further urg- ! ^cement," he "cited the case of j spring varieties. bers of persons signed for his parole." parole." The reason, according to Dr. P. Moore, director in charge of'the North Carolina Crop Improve- As "honorable mention'' was ac- j mem Association at State h a l f - w a y measures in "open" and j corded "the John Muse case 1 ', by j is that spring verities are not ad- Solicitor in his address. I do apted to growing conditions in any ground for argument in re- not think it would be amiss to South. garci to the Solicitor's declara- 1 give the public the facts in regard j of the best varieties for to this case,, facts which I be- i spring planting, says Dr. Moore, lieve can be substantiated by the j is a rust-resistant winter oat Robeson county cannot ''fill j u r y j Wt -»'d of court officials, as well as I known as Fulgrain. In three duty," simply because his name i court records. In giving a "play- I spring-sown tests, Fulgrain is not in the j u r y box. And just j by-play" account of this case from j e d an average of 34 bushels per how m a n y people, who were wil- i start to finish, I wish it to be tho- I acre, whereas ling "to take the witness stand. ! r o u ghly understood that my i n - i spring varieties yielded only 21 but were prevented from coin." ! 1 - ent i° n is to harm none of the 26 bushels per acre. so. for some reason? And if, as the Solicitor asserts, j participants. Neither is it my intention intention to question any court de- In 1949, Fulgrain gave an average average yield of 49 bushels com- 32 bushels for "our courts are "organizations of j cis ' ons in regard to the case, or i pared to 29 to the people." and ''must always be ! cases under discussion. j spring varieties, free," and must always be open," j A young man of St. Pauls, it is i "^ ma ^ be true," Dr. Moore why is it possible to j a i l "Richard ' alleged, became crazy d r u n k and I sa ' s ' "that seed of spring varie- Roe, on contempt of court charg- j when arrested, was said to have ! ties are a little cheaper than seed es for expressing honest ohjec- j had on his person both a gun and i of winter varieties. The best buy lions or opinions in regard to the j a small quantity of whiskey. He i as Judged at harvest time, how- could have been booked On at ! ev er, is certainly not the cheap least four violations. As he is said oat at seed buying time. While ! to have shot off his gun pro- planting, plant the best __ plant miscuousyl. But when, arrainged j Fulgrain." in St. Pauls recorder court, he ! --~~~ was tried on only one offense, that ! The Alaska Highway is tion. .some of them of a most ser- ' of either concealing of illegally ! miles long. which the trial of manner in "John Doe" was conducted? In a series of articles, of "open letters" in The Robesonian. I have endeavored endeavored to show t h a t certain cases coming under my observa-

Clipped from The Robesonian05 Jan 1950, ThuPage 4

The Robesonian (Lumberton, North Carolina)05 Jan 1950, ThuPage 4
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