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TUESDAY, JUNE T, 1949 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS HE NATION TODAY lighest U.S. Tribunal Upholds leaf /i Sentence Where Jurors iecommendecf On/y a Life Term \ By fames Mariow WASHINGTON, June 7. (AP)— Should a man who has become a enace to society" be Imprisoned for life or executed? Tliat old questiou conies to life again In a case Just decided by tue .. preme Court, although the court didn't raise It ,at least directly. ™ The court was simply deciding on whether a judge was right to itence a man to death after a Jury had recommended Me laiprison- nt. , 'his was the case: A New York |ro, Samuel Williams, killed a year- old girl while trying to rob louse. i jury listened to all the evidence !red In the trial. It thought he ! guilty of murder t dida't want to see him exe- ed. So It recommended that the ge sentence him to life In prison. 'hen the Judge got some informa- 1 through tlie court's "probation artment and other sources." liis Information linked up Wil- ns with 30 other burglaries al- ugh he never had been convicted any of them. The information ted Williams' background and ly life. he judge decided Williams was menace to society." Ignoring the l's recommendation of life im- ionment, the judge sentenced liams to die in the electric chair, j One Justice Dissent* lie judge had received his inflation after the trial. Th« jury [ seen none of it. p Williams' lawyers appealed inst this death sentence all the I. up to the U.S. Supreme Court. I yesterday a majority of the <ices upheld the New York judge. Hams mut die. ilstice Murphy couldn't go along. ^, a dissenting opinion, he cited the ^ e process" clause of the Consti- .on which says: 'o one in this country shall be • privcd of life, liberty or prop/ without due process of law." at does "due process" mean? turphy says il includes at least idea that a person accused of Jnem ploy ment lumps to Peak Postwar Figure WASHINGTON, June 7-MV- 'nemployment jumped 373,000 in May to. a new post war peak of ,289,000. The Census Bureau, reporting thus oday. commented that "ordinarily nemployment drops between April nd May and the Increase this ear was, therefore, contrary to seasonal expectations." It said one reason the number f Job seekers—outside of farming —rose faster than the number of ob opportunities war because chool age youths turned out for ummer or post graduation work. Because of the seasonal upswing n farming, employment moved up, limbing 875,000 in May to a total yf 58,694,000—slightly above the ame point last year. HEAD CHURCH GROUP—Miss Emma C. Shipman of Brookline Mass., yesterday was elected presi dent of the First Church of Chrisl Scientist, at the denomination's an nual meeting conducted in Boston She has been a member of th Mother Church since 1893. Breaking through the crust o ancient beliefs in material power the postwar world Is reaching out in an unprecedented effort for some thing better upon which' to foun a union of nations, The Christia Science Board of Directors declared Addressing several thousand Chris tian Scientists attending the a,nnua meeting of The Mother Church The First Church of Christ. Scien tlst, in Boston, Massachusetts, tli Directors viewed with satisfaction the worldwide stir In human con ne shall be accorded a fair hear- j sciousness to discard the materia for the spiritual. Physicians, they said, are givin more importance to thought in re j lation to disease. Natural scientist they added, are gaining their recog nition of the insubstantiality matter. Religious leaders everywhere, the pointed out, have developed a wide spread sense of the need and re: sonableness of greater and more d rect evidences of spiritual power. In various other directions, th directors continued, there is strong urge to look beyond mer human means for the establish ment of stable government. i through all Ihe stages of the ceedings against him. p this case, as mentioned, the ir didn't see the information ch helped influence the judge in iding upon the death sentence, •ut a majority ot the Supreme irt justices saw it another way. iy said: ; judge is not confined to the now issue of guilt"—his task,' hin fixed legal limits, is to de- nine what punishment a coned man gets. It calls this "in- dualizing sentences." . Who is to Blame? he justices praised "prevalent iern philosophy of penology that punishment should fit the of- 3er and not merely the crime. Fhe belief no longer prevails that :y offense in a like legal cate- I calls for an Identical punlsh- it without regard to the past and habits of a particular of- ler." nt deep within that reasoning. Lough not mentioned by the rt, is this problem: a man has a long record of le, is it all his fault? Or how :h allowance should be made for things that made him what is? 3r instance, his background, ily life, childhood, companions, the twisted slants because of ire and how he grew up. 'hat caused him to be an hn- .nl criminal in the first place? le normal? Or is he subnormal? I if he is, should he be judged on same basis as a so-cnlled nor- PAGE THRH5 *resident's Guards Reach Little Rock UTTLE ROCK, June 7. (V)— Ad- •ance detachments of the party which will accompany Presidenl Truman on his visit here. Friday and Saturday have begun to arrive Secret Service agents came here ,'esterday to confer with Nell Shannon, agent in charge of the Little Rock office.. The Secret Service .uards the President. Other arrivals were the mei who'll supervise social communication facilities to be installed for 'he presidential party. Manager Ben R. Shelley of the Hotel Marion, where Mr. Trumai will stay, said he'd been advised that Mrs. Truman and daughter Mar- :aret "definitely" won't accompany the President. HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN War Just a Memory, Hal Boyle Finds During Tour of Normandy Brothers Lead Hunt For Crashed Plane PRESCOTT, Ark, June 7 (a-)— Two brothers are leading a search for a plane in which their father and cousin disappeared. I'he two are Joe and Gene Elkins, sons of T. C. Elkins, 48, ol Stephenville, Tex. The elder Elkins and his nephew- pilot, Ben Ferguson, 27, also of Stephenville, ielt Hot Springs, Ark., In their light plane on May 29 to return to Texas. Tlie weather was not favorable. The plane has net been since. Elkins' sons and other relatives fear (he craft may have fallen somewhere in Southwest Arkansas. So far senrchers afoot, in automobiles and in airplanes have been unsuccessful. •I WANT MY FREEDOM'—Raymond Fernandez (right), accused lonely hearts slayer, tugs at his handcuffs and shouts "1 want my freedom, I want Justice, stop dragging me," as he is led irom Supreme Court n New Work by a Department of correction officer. Fernandez was in court where his attorney. Herbert E. Rosenberg, had withdrawn a writ of habeas corpus. Fernandez and Mrs. Martha Beck are under indictment for the slaying of Mrs. Janet Fay in Valley Stream, N. Y. last January. (AP Wirephoto). seen Livestock Monette Girl inters Polio Isolation Hospital MEMPHIS, Tenn.. June 7. W|- tsblation Hospital officials reported last night that an Arkansas polio victim, Linda Faye Copeland, 3, of Monettee, is in fair condition, Linda Faye was admitted to the hospital Sunday night. She was the fourth ix>lio patient admitted within ten days. NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111 June 7. (/!>- (USDA)--Hogs 12,500; market 25 to 50 lower; about 75 lower on sows; top 21.50; 170-230 Ibs 21.25-21.50; 240-270 Ibs 20.1521.25; 285-325 Ibs 19.75-20.50; ex- reme heavies down to 18.50' 14060 Ibs 20.50-21.75: 100-130 Ibs 18.500.00: sows 400 down 17.00-18.50: leavier sows 15.50-17.00. Cattle 3,200; calves 2,200; few ood cows around 20.00-20.50; bulls teady; medium and good 21.002.00; cutter and common 180020.00. The state flower the sunflower. of Kansas Ls mal ijerson? And what responsibility must society share in the shaping of a criminal? Can it judge a man who grew up in the slums on equal terms with one born in better circumstances, with better cftre. wealth, health, and hope for the future? Trade School Okayed LITTLE ROCK. June 7. (/P)—The Arkansas Trade School, Inc., Pine Bluff, has been approved by the Arkansas Education Departmen training Negro veterans, ef- 'ective July 1. f Uve-Wat«f Woihing u a new, exc.usiv* Frtgidcure feature. Roflfng current) of hot, sudsy water wash clothes through and through. No metal parts rub your dothex and the &arr>e Live-Water action that washes clothes cleaner, rinses them brighter. The exclusive Rapid ry-Spm whirls the«n drier, >Oine ready for instant ironing. Mk*"" iv FRIGIDAIRE 1 TMl AU-PORCILAIN AutomaticWashei ,..*«-•—•• Film Stars Contribute Costly 'White Elephants' to Charity By Gene Handsakrr BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 7. W>|—Want to buy Anne Baxter's old parlor chair? Van Johnson's six hand-painted beer mugs? Or the engraved silver box, on a neck- chain, in which Joan Leslie's grandmother carried her "mad money?" These and hundreds of other items will be auctioned June 13-16 in moviedom's most glamorous white-elephant sale in years. Loretta Yfiung drummed up the auction for the benefit of St. Anne's Maternity Hospital for Unmarried Mothers- Some of the items have the antique look of family heirlooms, like Ray Milland's six Brazilian silver coffee spoons. Irene Dunne is represented by an,old silver teabox and deml tasse cups. ALso by cufflinks which, she cheerfully admitted, she swiped from her husband. From Hams to TV Sets Other donations range from hams to television sets and costly gowns. Auctioneer Roy J. Goldenberg thinks the whole display, previewed yesterday, is worth $50,000. Kedy Lamarr contributed a brass candlestick, William Powell a pair of liquor decanters in a leather case. Mary Pickford's grandmothers whale-oil lamp Ls there, converted into an electric lamp. Miss Young's own offerings include her black enameled cigaret cafe, set with about 100 tiny dia- monds, li hotels only six clgarels, but the auctioneer said it's worth about $2,000. Loretta said she's had it about 10 years and didn't remember who gave it to her. There are two watches from Loretta's husband, Tom Lewis. One she gave him. The legend, "Thomas —love—Loretta." has been polished off its back, presumably as too personal a sentiment to be acutloned even for charity. A gold pen and pencil set Ls engraved "Frank Sinatra." Multi-millionaire Howard. Hughes gtive a two-inch gold hcnrt. arrow-pierced and dripping a blood-red ruby. John Hodiak gave his pigskin- bound roulette and chess set, a pre- honeynioon gift from bachelor friends. "He plays only bridge," explains liis wife, Anne Baxter. Designers Contribute From designers there are an $850 Paris die.ss, red with tiny black dots, and a $1.4flo black lace evening gown with silver satin coat. Clark Cubic sent in a century-old che.st with three drawers. Gary Cooper gave two China dogs dating to about 1770. Joan Bennett's lace Dresden doll sils on a China couch. Chnrles Boyer's antique bronze an- drions sho'.v the flames through crystal panels. Gary Grant gave a Chinese gcddc.ss lamp. For the kiddies, there are silver mugs used by the small sons of Jeanne Grain and Miss Young. By Hal Boyle Somewhere in Normandy, June 7 — (»}— War hurts the land less than the people who live on the land. And tills story could Just as well be dalelined "With the American Forces in Normandy in Memory." Because, soldier, if you came back you'll find that's all the war now has come down to here. Just your own memory -bitter or sweet. The American army came in Us pompless power and passed on just as a small army with more pomp In previous centuries jamc and iiassed. But the imprint of William the Conqueror Is heavier on the land today than Eisenhower the First. And Willie was n big shot here almost nine centuries ago, whereas Ike was here only five yems ago. The difference probably bolls down to the fact that vigorous William— the man who dined lo cross the English Channel that Adolpli Hitler didn't—was A home town boy. And all of us who came here under Ike were only military transients to the steadfast natives of Normandy. Normans Luve Freedom We probably didn't really have too much to offer the Normans. They are rugged and crotchety unit free dom-loving individuals just as we like to think we are. They drink elder as we do. And they have thing called "Calvados"—a form of brandy more delicious than anything any American hillbilly ever slewed from corn, raisins or potatoes. It Is a kind of French vodka In a hairy bottle. The Normans are florid peasants who differ from Iowa soil merchants only in that they prefer the hoisc to the tractor and they still woulc rather die and go to heaven than live and retire to California. They aren't show-off about this They just believe that life Isn' as hedged in by the hedge rows they dwell among as it Is confined In wider countries that put thcl faith In modern plumbing. Here in door plumbing Isn't a fact so mud as It is a fancy upper class ad venture. The Normans have alrcad; looked at foreigners who came inti their green and cow-flllcd lam pretty much as we do a bad cold- something that will come and pus. away, something to put up with fo a time, but not forever. And tha Is the way it has always been. Com war or pence, their big problem have always been to get the nppl •trees picked and the big red am white cow milked. Finds Silent, Sturdy People They are a silent, sturdy,, flaxen haired, rosy cheeked people wh insist on doing their farm clior though the world around them g down In flames. Paris, Moscow nn New York may erupt in runiou flower from atom bombing, but th Norman will still jog to churc on Sunday, dressed in a black sull And he'll get the milk home in th evening pail. Nothing will chang the pattern of his life except dcatl and he accepts this interruption o his routine only because his grand Not* th«i« orh*r feature* • Petc.lain intid* and 01 • fit in clotti*i and loop, clean* ifi»H, ihutt o« >•< Itw dial , ' ' Cofnefn Adams Appliance co ..inc. J. W. Adams, Mgr. 206-208 West Main Phon« 2071 0.000' S»d •«•» -'•"" »<•- ' ' SET TUBS FOR SALE EASY 5PINDRIER WITH AUTOMATIC SPIN-RINSE ELIMINATES SET TUBS ONLY More spectacular Ls an antitiue per ambulator, with a wooden hors and reins in front, in which Lor etta wheeled her two sons. Be!-Ai firemen have icfinlshcd It and giv en it a new mane. ather did. So it will always be as it has «en for centuries. Hundreds of loiisands of Germans and AmecV- ans and Britons fought across this oil five years ago. Normandy was Uokctl with their noise and their •eaixnis. What is left? The graves f those who stayed. The Nornmii peasant gave the 'orld a historic battlefield. But e never let himself be drawn loo luch Into the struggle. He speaks few words of German, a few •ords of English—but he still uuder- Innds the language of Ills milk ows better than anything except is own close-mouthed family. His land is ns loyal to him as ie Is to It. The scars of war have 'fen covered with lush grass and in-Slng trees. Come back today, oldier, and you'll find it's hard to ind (lie place yon fought in It now only In your mind. The land has outgrown war here uid forgotten it, it has heated tscir. Just as people, who grow more ilowly and cure themselves less •aslly would like to, it holds no memoriM at whtt people ike to Joget—and can't. -_ Weatherman Dies LITTLE ROCK, June 1—try- Harvey S. Cole, 79, head of th* VS. Weather Bureau here tor 2* years, died in a Little Rock hoipiUl yesterday. He retired from th* weather bureau in 193B. FOR SALE CONCRETE CULVERT TILE Costi yon ICM yet lut* IMI than any other bridge material Size* l*-I2-15-li-Zl-Z4-rr-M-M inches. 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