The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 28, 1949 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 28, 1949
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TUESDAY, JUNE 2S BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PACK FIV1 THE NATION TODAY High Tribunal's Decision Hits Current Practice of Officers In Grilling of Crime Suspects By Jameft Marlow WASHINGTON, June 28 <A*>—The supreme court lias told American I cops to do a real detective job instead of trying lo pressure * susiicc I into making * confession against himself. The pressure doesn't necessarily mean beating a prisoner. II may lean talking to him so long—chow long wasn't made clear by the court thai he finally caves In and confesses. But how long then do cops have I » right to question a prisoner >-ith- I out depriving him of his coiislitu- 1 lional rights, rights which the court I wants protected? One minute? One hour? One I day? Two days? Five days? The | court did not say precisley. So police undoubtedly will still I use their own judgement about holding a man indefinitely, questioning him In relays to get a con- 1 (ession. anrl then using 11 to get him convicted and sentenced to jail or death. When that happens, though, and the convicted man appeals lo the Supreme Court, there's a good chance the court will rule in his favor and throw out Ills confession and the conviction which followed III. Future decisions of the court | can't be predicted, of course, but Dial's how the court acted in the of three negroes, guilty of murder: one in Pennsly- | vaiiia. one in Indiana, and one in South Carolina. Sa.vs Suspect Denied of Highls In each case the men were grabbed us suspects by police, questioned by them in relays for days. None ' was" beaten. All three confessed. All three were convicted. . Until he had confessed, non of the men was allowed to see friends t a lawyer, and none was told he .da constitutional rteht not to say anything which might lalrr be used against him. In all three cases the supreme court upset the conviction and ruled the men had been deprived of their constitutional right of "due process of law." Which means It was contrary to the constitution to hold them so long for questioning before letting them see 'a lawyer—who would have told them not to confess—or before charging them. Said the court: "There Is a torture or the mind as well as ol the body. The will is as imicli affected by fear as by force ... A confession (which) is the product of sustained pressure by the police . . . does not issue from a free choice." In other words, the court said, the men lind not really made a voluntary confession. The court went- on: "Ours is the accusatorial as opposed to the inquisitorial system . . . Under our system society carries the burden of proving Its charge against the accused, not out o[ his own mouth. II must establish its case, not by interrogation of the accused even under judicial safeguards, but by evidence fnde pendently secured through sftillful investigation," Justice Jackson Dissents In a separate, agreeing opinion, Justice Douglas said "this la another illustration of the use bj the police of the custody of an accused to wring a confession from him. The confession so obtained from literate and illiterate alike should stand condemned." But Justice Jackson, referring to the various safeguards citizens have under the constitution, said: "I doubt very much If they require us to hold that the state may not take into custody and question one suspected reasonably ol an un- witnessed murder. "If it does, the people of this country must discipline themselves to seeing their police stand by helplessly while those suspected of all found ml]r der prowl about unmolested. I. 1 it a necessary price to pay for the know as 'due fairness which we process' of law?" Still left unanswered after all the justices' long and careful lega wording was the question: How Ion; should police be able to question a suspect to get a confession out of him? The court spoke only of "protrac ted. systematic and uncontrollct subjection of an accused" to polici questioning. It didn't mention tim in minutes, hours or days, CAA Investigates Plane Crash Fatal to Spa Man N'EMSHO, Mo-, June 28 !— Tl HARVARD'S CIKL GRADUATES—Four young women sit on steps of Widener library alter receiving wlr medical degrees at Cambridge, Mass., first ever awarded to women in the 161-year history ol tile arvard Medical School. Recipients arc Heft to right) Shirley M. Gallup of Cranston, R. I.; Doris n. ennett of Fiamingham. Mass., Martha K. Canes of Cambridge and Edith L. Stone of Boston. (AP Wire- loto) * WE, THE WOMEN * B> Hud) .Vlillctt NBA Stall Writer Here's What Nicest Women Are Doing-And Not Doing '•The nicest women slip cover Turn- lite a mini walks into the room, ture AFTER it's worn out, not be- The nicest women may have in- 'ore;" says a magazine writer. I law trouble- -but if they do, nobody And that's not all. The nicest wo- j knows about it. nen look in a child's face, not at The nicest women don't save their nis feel when he says, "May I come i "best" collhes until they are out CAA yesterday began an invc.sliga tion into the crash of a light plar near here In which a Hot Spring Ark., man was killed. | Killed instantly In the crash was Ellery Shelton Wommack, 34. Residents of (he area told State Highway Patrol troopers the plane had been circling for some time before the crash and- that its engine was sputtering. Agents of the CAA from Springfield. Mo., are investigating the crash. n?" The nicest women let their families LIVE in their living rooms. The nicest women don't watch guests' cigarets to be sure no ashes are scattered. The nicest women look to see if a child is dirty before announcing, "It's time for your bath." The nicest women aren't forever ; saying, "Run along outside and i play." 1 The nicest women can relax after j hcy've just got the house nice and i lean, instead of worrying for of style, meanwhile "getting the j good" out of their old clothes when i they're "just the family" or "Just' friend." The nitc.'it women can slop doinu something that's important to them, to do .something that is important lo somebody else. £ The nicest women never stay home from anywhere simply because they haven't "a thing lo wear/' With the Courts Common Picas: ferel and Lovvenstcin, Inc., a corporation, vs. Franklin B. Spener, d'b'a Spencer Jewelry Store ult to collect $343.70 plus interest somebody is going to do something Qj es ' in Washington, o spoil tlie perfect picture. j of Waldron, Ark., D. C. WASHINGTON, June 28. fAPj — i War Department Employe Carl K Bell, Sr., father of Associated Press The nicest women don't talk about \ now busy they are. even of they r tiave to keep working while they ' lalk ' j news man Carl K. Bell, Jr., Little The nicest women always; have Ro( , k died hMC ycslcrday following time to look when a child says Look, Mommy." The nieesi women don't always save the best for company. The nicest women talk to a child i the same way wliethci' he's alone or his mother is.with him. Don't Ask For Thanks The nicest women don't prompt Row/and Must Use All legal Maneuvers Before M'Math Acts on Pardon LrrrLE ROCK, June 28. 'API— Jay Rowland will have to pursue few more legal avenues before Governor McMath will consider his pardon. This was iimioimced last night by Henry Woods, executive secretary lo McMath. Woods said the governor would not take any action on a pardon ' for Rowland until the former Hoi! Springs city attorney had exhaust- [ ed all possible legal procedures (o i lay out of prison. Rowland, convicted of accepting iribes from gamblers and sentenced to a year's*1mpri.sonment and fined $750, now has a petition for a [ writ ol habeas corpus pending in U.S. distvk t court. Kc filed n writ after his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was turned down. Rowland is Iree under a court order penning a hearing on the writ. In his petition, Rowland con- i tends that he had been deprived of his liberty in violation of the U,S. Constitution. Haliens corpus is a legal move questioning the validity of ing or convicting a person. with: "What do you say " when a they hand a. small child a gitt. The nicest women don't change their whole personalities the min- a .short fllncfs. He wa.s 68. A unlive ol" Waldron ,Ark., Bell had lived in Fayetteville, Ark., for many years. In addition to his son, Bell te .survived by n sister, Mrs. Margie McKinna, Poteau, Okla Funeral .services will be held Sim- day, afternoon in Fayeitevilte. The body will arrive there Friday. Read Courier News Want Ads New York City Ls the dominant oney center of the world, with uuial banking transactions ex- ceding 300 billion dollar*. WATER IS FREE! Wherever you find it, water is fi'ce, Duep in a well or out ol the sea. Get :ill you want wherever you go,— Read the simple directions below. Put a barrel under the spout, Collect the ruin the clouds give out; Bui wiiteh for wiggler and bacillus,— Some bugs are almost sure to kill us. Melt yourself a pan of snow! (It's a crystal form of H20) Or just apply a little heat To frost or ice or hail or sleet 1 Dig a liole both deep and round, That's where lols ol water's found. Pumps are needed, so are tanks,— You pay for them with more than thanks! Put muddy water in a kettle, Leave it for the mud lo settle. Even the water in the sower Is ninety-nine one Imndredths pure! Build a riiun across a creek And do it well so it won't leak. Then lay a pipe. (The cost ain't hay: Be sure to get a right of way.) Wring the water from a blanket of fog! Strain the tadpoles out or a bog! Get up early and gather dew! Sprinkle a cloud with C0'2! With a bucket you can bring All you want from pond or spring. Two hundred trips or so a day Aie really fun when you don't pay I Your water works adds this last line: Delivery is where we shine! \Ve can't sell water because it's free,— We sell only PRESSURE and PURITY! BLYTHEVILLE WATER CO "Water Is Your Cheapest Commodity" BIG 8-CUBIC-FOOT REFRIGERATOR WINNING SERVE —Kery Davies spills his bottle of cham- agne, but is across the finish ine to win the first Continental-style waiter's race at Polytechnic Stadium in Ch is wick, West London, England. All starters were permitted to quench their thirsl on the wine. 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Only nne full-Mire car can take you fiver 25 miles to ihe gallon of j(as, at a\erage highway speed.* it's Mr Ar«A "000" Airflytef Only one car is rmitl llie new. mntlern \\t\y — (iinlcr-bnill wtlh the I nili/.ed Mutly-and- h'ramc. Only one car has (he Irnc Weather liye Conditioned Air Sj stem. "I'd never think of mising my weekly trip to the Rroccc's for New Perk Soap." says Mrs. Tliomas Connolly. R.F.D. Mo. 1. Sand Beach. Toledo. "My clothes have never been so while, colors so bright. And my entire (armly cheers my choice. Ux>, 'cause their clothes show my trip to get Perk is nol in vain." Like Mrs. Connolly, once you've used ,1'erk, you'll never be without it. I'erk stives you the whitest, brightest washes iu town. You save money, loo, (or 1'crk •vnofl soap I Compare I lie feature* — compare th* .e — above all, compare value J Let your Nash dealer ilcmnnsr rate. 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