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as cards allow toi now; non-1 i in the Dis-i 200; holder a announced will if one- card have states now coast permanent receive at 7:30 o'clock at Buckeye and | :o of of to Superior streets. 'Our Town' Is Played Before Federal Court Jury Acquits New Castle Man Indianapolis, May 15--mm--"Our . Town" played a one-day stand i w h i federal court yesterday, but the I B r i K- localized version didn't make much of a hit with 12 jurors who acquitted acquitted the principals of any u'rong-doing;. Leading roles in the drama, which government attorneys insist- its b e g i n n i n g ten ed had igo, were played by Assistant Postmaster and Mrs. Vaughn Wilkinson Wilkinson and other leading citizens of New Castle, Ind. Wilkinson a.nd his -wits were accused by the government of having having mailed unsigned post cards-some cards-some of which caused indignant snorts--to brethren members of the First Christian church. District Attorney B. Howard Caughran charged that the post cards were "scurrilous." Wilkinson and his wife denied this, ana insisted insisted the cards wi;re oniy a part of a "moral crusade" against pastors pastors who didn't practice what they preached, against aiders who "politicked" "politicked" in church elections! and against choir directors who "canned" "canned" pretty young organists. They told the court also that they were "terribly sorry." .Dozens of New Ca.stle citizens. including the p u b l i s h e r and pastor, newspaper mayor, paraded to the stand. The pastor, the Rev. Robert Beck, was the chief government government witness. The publisher and mayor said the Wilkinsons had "good reputations back home--despite home--despite the incident." However, they and other witnesses witnesses unfolded a grim, sometimes humorous, tale of small town intrigue; intrigue; how a "church fight" developed developed into a federal court case. The jury deliberated only 15 minutes minutes and returned to accruit the couple of the charges in the foe.lief that a 15-day suspension from his job was sufficient punishment for Wilkinson, McDermott on Trial Indianapolis, May 15-- (U.H) -- Russell to and he committee country in are

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  1. The Kokomo Tribune,
  2. 15 May 1942, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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