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Wednesday, August 14, 1946
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9 I II PMM. Milium Will" " -ft, "? Ss" 10 RENO EVENING GAZETTE August 14, 1946 Private Given Army Discharge Proves Conviction : Was Not Justified FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md., Aug. 14. UP) Private Donald Hicks, 25, of Kingston, N. Y., who contends he legally isn't in the army at all, was scheduled to receive an honorable discharge here today. Hicks was convicted of the rape of an English girl in 1943 by an army court martial, which sentenced him to a dishonorable discharge and 25 years in prison. When transferred to Levvisburg (Pa.) federal prison at the end of 1944, Hicks began studying law, asked" for a writ of habeas corpus and filed a petition, signed by 1625 residents of Corby, England, claiming he had been unjustly convicted. The third U. S. circuit court, emphasizing Hicks had been unable to subpoena witnesses at his court martial, ordered the soldier released Jan. 14, 1946. Then complications began. Hicks said he had refused the request of the Lewisburg warden asking him to accept the army contention that the dishonorable discharge was set aside along with the conviction and so to return to duty at Indiantown Gap, Pa. When he did not, he was re arrested Jan. zd at "ougnKeepsie, N. Y., on a charge of being absent without leave. He was ordered to Ft. Meade, where since Jan. 28 he refused to wear uniforms and , to accept a pass this, he argued, would be tantamount to recogniz-ing . military orders. A habeas corpus petition he drew up him- ' self has been granted by Federal . Judge W, Calvin Chestnut, and even as Hicks was receiving the honorable discharge which he has been seeking all along, the post commander was under orders to show cause why the soldier should not be released. Joint Maneuvers Planned by Navies LONDON, Aug. 14. UP) British admiralty headauarters reDorted today that "tentative plans" were being considered for carrying out joint British-American naval ma neuvers m European waters next autumn. Headquarters said the exercises were proposed by U. S. naval chiefs and would be the first ever orran- ized by the British and American ' 'navies in peacetime. VISITOR Miss Marion Saver, 21, Toronto, "Miss Canada of 1946," waves a greeting while visiting in Washington, D. C. Winter Combat Maneuvers Set SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14. UP) Sixth army headquarters announced the advance unit for winter combat maneuvers' in Alaska and the Aleutians would leave here today by plane for Seattle on the first lap of the trip. Task forces Williwaw, Frigid and Frost, with a total of 2700 men, will participate in the maneuvers and will test various types of army equipment. The maneuvers will be held from September through March. ' Maj. James Millot, 37th division veteran, leads today's advance from task force Williwaw, which trained at Fort Ord for the operation. FUR SERVICE LEANING, REPAIRING RESTYLING ALL WORK GUARANTEED 100 INSURANCE In Reno Since 1927 ALBERT E. KATONA, Furrier At the Vgue Shop IS -80 East Second Street Phone 5362 YOUR BATHROOM walls and ceilings can be made beautifully smooth, gleaming, colorful and will never leak, when covered with CHROMITE CHROMITE is all metal (zinc) with baked on enamel surface, installed at reasonable cost. Available NOW in a variety of colors for kitchens, bathrooms, showers, markets or wherever a , beautiful, sanitary durable, waterproof surface is desired. Estimates gladly given. CALL 24506 For FREE ESTIMATE 203 East Second Street -v- FOR HAPPINESS! Racing News Publisher Dies Gunshot Wounds Prove Fatal CHICAGO, Aug. 14. UP) James M. Ragen, 65, wealthy Racing News publisher who recently declared that Al Capone still controlled Chicago gambling and vice, died at 5 a. m. (CDT) today in Michael Reese hospital of gunshot wounds inflicted by assassins June 24. Ragen had told State's Attorney William J. Tuohy he had prepared and filed away affidavits of evidence involving a syndicate controlled by "the Capone family" and that the evidence would be delivered to federal authorities in the event of his death. Ragen, who boldly defied efforts of a gang of hoodlums to muscle into his business, had offered $25,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the gunmen who had fired upon him from a camouflaged truck. A previous attempt on his life was made last April 29. Then he eluded two gunmen in an auto chase on the far South side, where he lived with his wife and six sons and daughters. The successful June 24 assault came after Ragen, riding alone and trailed by his bodyguards, stopped for a traffic light at South State and Thirty-ninth street (Pershing road). An old truck pulled to the right of the guards' car and halted to the right of Ragen's. Suddenly the tarpaulin on the. left side of the truck was pulled open. Muzzles of two shotguns were thrust out and two blasts were fired into Ragen's car. Identity of the assailants has never been discovered. OFFICER'S CAR IS FLOPHOUSE . " CHICAGO. UP) Policeman Edward P. Mendenhall Is considering leaving his shiny, new automobile at home. Yesterday he drove it to work for the first time and parked it in front of the Chicago ave. station. Scanning rain clouds he stretched a tarpaulin tent-like over the new machine and started out on his beat. Later, as a light rain fell, Detective Frank Sheehan saw a pair of shoes protruding from the sheltering tent. He investigated and found three men all without funds to rent a room fast asleep. lie gave the bum's rush and notified Mendenhall to come to the station and remove his "flophouse." Civilian Report Said Erroneous TOKYO, Aug. 15. VP) Col. L. G. Alexander, chief of the general headquarters civilian personnel section, termed erroneous today a I recent announcement that two war i department employes had been dis charged tor retusing to sign no-strike pledges. The report was made by General MacArthur's public relations office. Alexander said no civilian employe can be "dropped" from his lob if he continues to work, according to war department policy. CRUISER RETURNED TOKYO, Aug. 14. IIP) The Chinese light cruiser, Yat Sen, sunk in 1937 in the Yangtze river but raised by the Japanese and used by them during the war, sailed from Kure today to re returned to the Chinese government. REDUCE SLENDERIZE No exertion required. No disrobing No diets, drugs, electricity, rollers steam, massaging or pounding. Private booths Course of 12 treatments $12.00: 26 treatments $24.00 Courtesy trial given on appointment No cost or obligation. STAUFFER SYSTEM 228 West 1st St. Telephone 5797 VARICOSE VEINS AND HERNIA Healed by Injection Treatment DR. JAMES R. LESTER Physician and Surgeon Phone 5605 53 Sierra St. Hughes Designs Hospital Bed LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14. (JP) Plane-maker Howard Hughes, critically injured July 7 in an airplane crash, didn't like his hospital bed so he called in plant engineers to design a "tailor-made," equipped with hot and cold running water. The motorized bed, on which he now is resting at the home of a friend, is built in six sections and is operated by 30 electric motors. Push-button adjustments helped him ease his pain considerably during the 37 days he spent in the hospital suffering from 11 broken ribs and severe burns. Hughes took the bed, tailored to the contours of his spine, with him when he left the hospital Saturday. "I think he left in an ambulance," said a nurse, "but I'd believe it if someone told me he flew home in that bed." BLAZING POLES ARE EXTINGUISHED PITTSBURG, Kas. GT Engineer Ed Stahl, at the throttle of a 75-car Kansas City Southern freight train, chuffed into town blissfully unaware that just three cars behind him two carloads of creosote poles were blazing furiously. Firemen worked an hour extinguishing the fire, caused by a hot box. LEAVE POLAND WARSAW, Aug. 14. UP) A foreign ministry spokesman estimated today that 20,000 to 25,000 Jews had left Poland illegally since the Kielce pogrom early in July. Finds Wallet, Rewards Self SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 14. UP) An envelope received by the shore patrol here today contained a wallet lost by Lt. Cmdr. George Busby, attached to the transport Gen. W. H. Butner. The unidentified finder has rewarded himself with $150, leaving $1400 in government checks, $100 in cash and personal papers in the wallet. 1 Federal Bank Names Directors PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 14. 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