The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 1, 1966 · Page 14
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ymrourtm- Blytheville(A«fc)eBuri«rIt«iM~rrMy, April, THE MORE THINGS CHANGE.. .—A U.S. bomber heads for home after scoring hits on an impoiUnt raSroad repair depot at Vinh, 160 miles south of Hanoi on the Gulf o?T?nkT™ne~1944; the plane-Si B-24 Liberator of the 14th Air Force Then the enemy was the Japanese and the city was in French Indochina, Today the bombers arertffl American and Vinh is still one of their targets. But the country is now North Viet Nam; the enemy those liberated by the long-since scrapped Liberator. On Counsel for Poor Supreme Court Considering Arkansas Bus Boys Plea WASHINGTON (AP) - An Arkansas bus boy has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rule whether state courts are required by the constitution to provide lawyers for poor defendants tried on misdemeanor charges. If the court takes the case and rules they are, the effect on state court procedures could be profound. cJLlfe ^sn By J. C. THAMAN Associated Press Writer Peeple in Atkins haven't lost their sense of humor. Witness these three incidents related there within one wek: A businssman, particular about his car, saw an asphalt truck parked on a street as he drove to work. Figuring the two workers Standing by the truck had been patching holes, he started to turn onto another street to avoid getting the asphalt on his auto. As he turned, the two workmen, whom he knew, waved real big. The driver waved back real big, wondering what all the friendliness was about. '. When he focused his attention back on the road, he found out. He had turned, through a rope barricade, onto a street freshly coated with a sealer material. ; A woman brought an electric iron in to a local store and told a clerk she thought it had a ihort in it. : Yelled the clerk to the repair- inan, "Joe, this iron's got a short in it. Can you lengthen It?" An Atkins service station operator says a lady phoned him about her car. She thought it was out of gas and wanted to know if it would hurt it to drive it like that. "By golly, I never heard of it hurting one," he told her, "but you better bring it down here and let me look at it before you put any more gas in it." She didn't come by. The case of the missing page cost the city of Russellville' $2,500. It seems the page was miss- Ing from a property abstract used in buying enough land for a sewage pre-treatment plant. The city had to buy the extra acre once the discrepancy was found. though he had missed. One officer approached the tree, yelling, "Come out with your hands up." The other covered his fellow deputy. After two demands to come out produced no results, the officers found that the shoe was empty. Glancing up, they saw the suspect running barefoot as fast as he could some distance away. They finally caught him. Newport has an extra Postman. He'll never make the payroll, but he serves as faithfully as any canine could. Postman started out five years ago to protect mail carrier Charles Darling from other dogs on the route. He has lost a few battles, but won a lot, and done his job well. .His duties do not end when :he route is completed. Postman then goes back to the of- ice and guards the mail boxes n front of the building, barking oudly as mailmen rob them. For his service, Postman ;ets a bed, food and medical reatment. Postmaster Paul Young says he mongrel knows when it is Sunday and takes the day off. "But holidays confuse him," Young says. "He shows up for work and can't figure out where iiis co-workers are." MANILA NEWS iiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiBiiiiiiniiiiiilBiBiiiiiMRS. W. M. DAVIDSON Walter Davis is a patient at the Veteran's Hospital in Memphis. He was visited Monday by Mrs. Davis and his mother, Mrs. Epter Davis. Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Masters and Mr. and Mrs. Bud Wortham were in Jonesboro Tuesday to see the Globetrotters. Mr. and Mrs. George Farmer were guests of her sister, Mrs. Mildred Milton, in M e m p h i s IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS JO ANN BROWN, Plaintiff vs. No. 16722 ROBERT BROWN, Defendant WARNING ORDER The defendant, Robert Brown, is hereby warned to appear in this Court within thirty (30) days and answer the Complaint of the plaintiff, Jo Ann Brown, and upon his failure so to do, said Complaint will be taken as confessed. Witness my hand as Clerk of the Chancery Court of Mississippi County, Arkansas, and the seal of said Court this 24 day or March, 1966. GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By Donna DiCicco, D.C. 9:30 A.M. issued (SEAL) 3-25 4-1-8-15 Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Me- Whirter spent Monday in Mem- jphis. Mrs. R. C. Jones of Saucier, Miss., is a guest of her niece, Mrs. Dean Pierce, and Mr. Pierce this week. Mrs. Harvey Durham entered the William F. Bowld Hospital in Memphis Monday for a series of tests and x-rays. Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Pierce are in Farmington, Mo., visiting with their great-grandsons while their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dean Pierce, are attending a sales convention in St. Louis. In the one county of Arkansas alone, the state Supreme Court said in rejecting the bus boy's plea, thousands of misdemeanor cases are tried annually and in most the defendants are represented by counsel. not hememoer Pay Your faper Boy WHY PAY MORE FOR RELIEF OF HEADACHE PAIN? Nona ttrongtr—y»t co»t> l»« than leading "ntra Ingredients" tablata. interpretation of the Supreme Court's March 1963 Gideon Killing, a landmark decision that indigent defendants in state criminal trials have the right to a lawyer's assistance. Justice Hugo L. Black, speak- The case was brought to the ing for the court, said "any U.S. Supreme Court by the j person haled into court, who is to poor to hire a lawyer, cannot be assured a fair trial unless counsel is provided him." The Arkansas Supreme Court, in ruling last Dec. 20 against Winters, said it has held "that no duty is imposed upon the trial court to appoint counsel for a defendant charged with a misdemeanor." In the decision, announced by former Associate Justice Sam Robinson, the Arkansas court said state courts in Arkansas always have appointed attorneys to represent indigent defendants in felony cases. In th Gideon case, Robinson said, the Supreme Court was dealing with a felony and a five-year penitentiary sentence. Winters argues, said Robinson, that "it is now the duty of the courts to appoint attorneys for indigent in misdemeanor cases. We do not so consture (Gideon)." National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Attorneys for the fund described the bus boy, Robert Winters, 24, as ah "indigent, semi-educated Negro," and said "the unfairness of permitting counsel for the rich while the poor go unrepresented continues if the right to counsel is ^restricted only to those charged with felonies." Winters was arrested May 13, 1965, and tried that day in Municipal Court in Little Rock on an "immorality" charge, a misdemeanor. He was found guilty, sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $254. Unable to pay the fine, he was permitted to work it off at the Pulaski County Penal Farm at the rate of ?1 a day. The Winters case pivots on In the appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, Winters' attorneys said he was not informed at his trial of a right to counsel. Besides, they said, punishment for certain misdemeanors may be greater than punishment for certain felonies. "Gideon found the assistance of counsel to be a fundamental right which could not be denied on the basis of poverty," their petition said, adding: "Neither the language c. that decision nor the reasons given to support It permit dental el a fundamental right to an indigent merely because he may not have been charged with a crime denoted a felony under state law." • Winters was freed on bail by the Arkansas Supreme Court Feb. 7 to permit him to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. ]' Some coral and volcanic P* cific islands, such as the Hawaiian Islands, have no native vertebrates except birds and bats.;' WESTSIDE SHELL SERVICE 2305 W. Main Phone PO 3-9615 Blytheville, Arkansas Bill Ogle, Manager FEATURING • Super Shell Gasoline • She/fabrication • All Major Brands Motor Oil • Washing — Polishing • Minor Repairs FREE PICK-UP & DELIVERY Easter Selections From R.D. 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