The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 16, 1952 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 16, 1952
Page 14
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TUESDAY, DEC. 1«, Germans Demand Christmas Amnesty For War Prisoners . . BLYTHEYILLB (ARK.) COURIER MSWi ' PAGB FOURTEEN ^WIMNMMMIWIMIMNMlMllMmKlliMMMMWNM^ a i By GEORGE BOUTtVOOD L BONN, Germany OH — A Christmas amnesty for hundreds of German wnr criminals still held In AHIed priaofW te being demanded by German veterans. Led by former parnlroop Gen. Kurt Student, ex-officers are tour- Ing , the country urging that their convicted comrades be sent home by Christmas. These pleas are vigorously cheered by big audiences at veterans' rallies. Foremost, tho veterans arc thinking of three of Hitler's field marshals: -Erica von Man3tien / now on parole In a Kiel clinic recovering from an eye operation; Wllhclm List nnd Erhnrd Milch, both In the American prison o! LancJeberg. The British recently released Field Marshal Albert Kesselring. It Is strongly believed that they will never bring back Mansteln to his cell At YVerl. The "homo by Christmas" campaign Is a new phase of (he continual agitation lor freedom for Germans still behind Allied bars. In Bonn, politicians have threatened not to vote for Oerinnn participation in Western defense until the prisons are emptied. Veterans and other groups consistently have held that the convictions oV "the so-called war criminals" were filer*!. . : Th* three Allied high commis •toners usually follow the custom begun by the military governors of freeing before Christmas any Germana .convicted by Allied courts whose sentences would normal! f expire in the fcstivu sens on, This generally only cuts terms by a 'tew days. About 75 per cent o* the convicted war criminals have been released, either on expiration of son tence or by "acts of clemency." Roma 590 are still held In British, French and American prisons In Germany and over 400 In France, Luxembourg, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Greece and Yugoslavia. With over 300 in Lnndsbcrg the Americans have the largest number, but. the German ciunpntgr has been mostly directed at the British, v 2n Germany, the British are criticized for not letting the prls oners out. Abroad they are attacked for showing,leniency. Itnl Ian legislators protested angrily a the freedom given Kcsselring ' - originally sentenced to death lo a massacre of hostages in Italy. British newspapers and politicians questioned the wisdom 1 of glvln early releases. The South African .Soldiers Association protested the British High Commission. The British^ high commissioner Sir Ivone KirkpatrEck, recentl replied to critics in Germany ant abroad, saying: "The war criminals problen must above all be looked nt Iron the point of view of justice ant humanity. Therefore, H la of n - importance what soldiers' ussocln tlons and public opinion in Gcr many and other countries denionc ed. "I have thoroughly studied Ih court records of the war crhn nals. One man In prison at Wei had been sentenced 20 years b German courts. Another ha served 11 previous sentences. . . Others in Werl have committed crimes against humanity In concentration camps." Sir Ivono said he considered the cst solution was the mixed com- ifislon of review provided for in G West German Peace Contract. Is to begin work BB soon u the net becomes effective. Supreme Court Agrees to Rule On Bet Case WASHINGTON (j?) — The Su- >rcmc Court yesterday agreed to ay whether the government can cqulre gamblers to report the name-* of people who win beta, The case Involves batting commls- loner Jamen J. Carroll of St. Louis CAXTOH was indicted by a federal ;rand jury at Kansap City a year ago for failing to flic with his tax eturnR for 1938 through 1950 a list >f payments of $633 or more made o persons in various parts of the lountry. The government said the mymchta were made to winners on wagering transactions. The 102-count Indictment was dismissed Inet August by the Federal District Court In Kansas City t held that treasury regulations— not the tax laws—require the In- ormatlon demanded by the govern- nent and that a lump sum could be reported without listing the name and address of every recipient. The Justice Department appealed ,o tho Supreme Court to reinstate ,he indictment. It contended the Treasury Department may require separate submission of the in forma..Ion. The court will hoar arguments on he appeal later. i I -.....^_, IFEATURING THE GREATEST SELE CTION OF GIFTS WE HAVE EVER OFFERED Lana Turner Gets a Divorce CARSON CITY, N'DV. (/Pj—Mavli star Lnnn Turner divorced mlUSou tilrc Bob Topping here yesterday 01 grounds of extreme mental cruelty The blonde actress nppcnrcd be tore District Judge Clnrlc J. Olllli In private chambers -. She nnd her attorney, Obrdoi Rico .made a quick run here fror Reno and left the courthouse Imine ((lately niter the divorce. 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