The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 22, 1947 · Page 3
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THURSDAY. MAY 22, 1947 28 Lynching Case Defendants Feed South Carolina Jury Acquits White Men Of Slaying Negro CHEBNVILLE, « C M-ly '>2 - 28 defendants i n '" lrial il!d »«i'>« bu Bod News for Burglars r.R (A «K.) coimmn NEWS i ' l eiulams a s tlic "trisijor-inan" who blew out HOMO Willie Earle's trams were exonerated today. ni^M :11 '- white J""''-' i verdict lust fill of "not guilty" brought a (lumntis oiul to tlio almost two- weeks old trial. • Whi!,. courtroom crowds rushed JiioiUmtly inward tlm defendants nn'SKiiiiL' Judt.(> J. Robert Martin • formed i,,| 0 Jlis ,-hnmhers- imiitut- >|iK UL> pleasure nt the jury's V er- Ix-t of cornicle acquittal-evcn to I lie indictment or cunsninir-.v to ni'.'rcTer. "•Jnry ilisniissed" said MirtMi •'Hitly. Moments later 1m donned Jus iiaiiamsi lint and quickly walked Irani ihc courlroom scene llni-d. srajiiliup ,-Uo;> K rlesk „..,„_ mr; to photographers shouted: 'T feel Hi,, jjpst I ever felt in my life. Justirc ha s been done." A northern newspaper reporter MtliiiB around the crowded "Yan- KCC ' press table commented that Die verdict was the "bigsrat ml-i- enn-ia''e of .justice I've seen." Unlifco other lUys durnif; testi- rnnnv the, itallerv \va°i almost empty when lh._, verdict was read Instead of the usual 1C!) c,r more. nnlv 13 Negroe s were upstairs Evi- <i«>tlv they had anticipated the vcrrtict. a remirter said. •The last ti n;o a white man was sentence,! to death fm- a Negro's s'nvinf in f-outh Carolina was in ,m. r " !ll >s same court .Jnd»c Jnl^ri. Q'NcaU hvpos-el the dead! -•=fJi.jjai|n on -i soitlli Carolina slave owi!e7>>lr>r kiiiinst two slaves.) I>efrni1»nl I.nug)is John a "Put" Joy. another dc- ™-<]i'"t U 1:ul8hotl I'cartUy at the "I'll h™ clam rarefu 1 before I sifi anj-iliine aeain," he said Jov referred to one 'of the Sfi •confessions" obtained j> v par slate an;! local ncthorities from defend- nnts shortlv nflnr Fnrle wn s se.iis- ccl rram Ills 1ail „„„ a|u , , vnchc ., OP !>•<• morning of Peb 18 Eolli solicitors e-ri R. Watt -of Pi:-itnohnv,,. nllrl Rob(il . t . T A ,- n . more declined to roinmciil Atfi- more's eln^ini; arguments' to the .!'"-- of nine textile hands, two salesmen and n fa-mer hnd accused the <lefPndants "from their own sip»p(l state^.enfs" of frjilfns a man tri'lr- 01 " nU °wi"S him a jury It took the jurv five i-niirs !>n.-| is ini]nite<! to reach its verdict c'wrinfr clefpndnnis on all four eoitnis rhnreine murder, conspiracy ' in- i»- The tllrv <rot the rase at 3-20 nm. vpstcrrlav with cmnhatic f.lrnetinns f.-nm the bench lo ici.il issues, 'ad said: "A court of law recognizes no rnlor. no creed. Therefore. T instruct you that under your oaths ns jurors you .ire not (o allow anv ?r-ra]ied racial issue to enter deliberations." Defense attorneys in their summations had rendered a tirade- r.ssiinst what, nicy sairi was Northern interference " in Southern af fairs. Scholarly Book Theft Gets 10-Year Sentences COLUMBIA, S. a. May 22. (UP —Scholarly Jerome Milton I.awson 49. ( or St. Matthews. Ky.. was sen fenced today fo two concurrent 1< year terms for thefts of rnr e volumes from the South Carolin: State Library, the university -ol South Carolina library and "fron a Columbia rare book dealer. Police cited records of an FBI investigation showing that Lawson had been involved in book theft; thawlioiit the Southeast for 29 Read Courier News Want Ads M hr mtK mum KST-T«*> /•AGE THRBK Sugar Outlook Encouraging, Anderson Says CHICAGO. May 22. (UP)—Secretary of Agriculture Clinton p. Anderson indicated yesterday that If the sugar situation continues to improve, rationing might end before the Oct. 31 date tixed bv Congress. Anderson told n noivs conference that there lias been a "very substantial improvement" jn tiic sugar picture. "If we continue to have improvements it may not be necessary to ash Congress for a continuation of cred about the Oct. 3t date. Oct. t or-some other date might be just as convenient." Asked about speculation that ra- Suicide Note Wins New Trial tor Reprieved Man L11LLINGTON, N C May 22 (UP) — Churlle Phillips who won a reprieve 24 hours before he ^va scheduled lo enter the state's lellrn gas chamber for killing his wife won n > new trial lodny on Iht strength of a "suicide" note purpor- tfclly left by his wife shortly before her death. Gov. Gregg Cherry previously hnd intervened, granting Phillips a reprieve until June 13. tioning might cn(1 Julv , 5 Alulc| ._ snii said "I don't know." "But." he added. 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