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That convicted a candidate will be bound by the vention's declaration of policy. At the same time all prospective candidates are being carefully studied as to their position in the wet and dry question. That's. Plea of Pioneer But Court'.Rules Otherwise of of and Gilbert R. Belnap, aged 80, former sheriff of Weber county and. a., pioneer; pioneer; ' in 'city" court today staunchly opposed Judge John A. He'ndricks when the court ruled that the former sheriff be denied the privilege of driving his automobile. Belnap was rrraigncd on a charge of running into a machine operated by Edgar i Shelby at Twenty-fourth street and Adams avenue Tuesday afternoon by failing to drive around the traffic button in the center of the intersec- tion. He pleaded guilty. "Of course, I must abide by your decision." Belnap said, "but I think such an order is far from just." had previously informed the court that he felt himself to be without doubt as capable as anyone of operating a machine on the streets. RECALLS ACCIDENT Belnap had difficulty in · hearing the questions of the court, but when asked if he could hear "traffic signals" signals" he turned on the court a little indignantly. "You bet I can," said. "But you can't see, can you, Mr. Belnap?" queried the'court. "You bet I can see. Give me something to read and I'll show you." Judge HendrickS' and Attorney Hyrum Hyrum A. Belnap, nephew to the defendant, defendant, who was appearing 'in his behalf, carried on a conversation in an undertone, not perceptible to the defendant ,at this point. Attorney Belnap indicated to the- court that the pioneer had been urged not to drive but had vigorously resisted such proposals. It was pointed out that the pioneer had turned over his machine on the Wellsville dugway long ago, pinning himself beneath the wreck. "I think you hadn't better . drive your car. Mr. Belnap," the court stated. "You turned it over awhile You're endangering the lives of others." others." "Yes, I turned it over," Belnap "but that wasn't here." .He offered to tell the circumstances of the over but the court indicated that such was needless. TIME TO PONDER The court finally requested Belnap to appear Saturday, and to consider in the meantime if he shouldn't re- i frain from driving his car. Belnap thought this a bit needless, stating conclusively that he'd be out of at that time. "Alright then, Mr. Belnap," Judge Hendricks said, "the court will sentence, but it orders that you driving your car." Belnap told the court, flatly that he thought it an injustice and, on second thought, said: "Well, I have- a party who wants to buy the car anyway."

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  1. The Ogden Standard-Examiner,
  2. 17 Aug 1927, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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