The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 9, 1949 · Page 2
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PAGE TITO THE NATION TODAY Cop/on Spy Trial, Like Greek Tragedy, Moves to Inevitable Climax in U.S. Court of Justice Br Jame* Mario*WASHINGTON. June 9. w-The trial of Judith Coplon, charged with spying (or Russia, lias become like a Greek tragedy. Once the characters, seen find unseen. l>ave_been set In motion there la no turning back. They move on to the inevitable climax. And there is great irony in II; So that one person, Miss Coplon, can have a (air trial according to American justice, oilier people not directly connected with her at all have been held up to suspicion. They are Hollywood actors, for the most part. They have been dragged into the case because once it got started there was no stopping it Now spread across (he court rfp-<- BLTTHBVIL.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEW* ord is an FBI report showing actors have been accused of being Communists or fellow-travelers. Who accused iliem? FBI "informants" wliose names are not known except to the FBI. Are they reliable "informant?" DII they kiiow for a fact what they say is true? Only the FBI knows. The court record dce.sn't say. . This happened yesterday. And last night, one after another, the accused availed the FBI report as absurd, or imcou-stitu'ionnJ, laughable. - .Iliry Sees Confidential I-npers Will any proof be forthwmiin,; she had a number of confidential government papers dealing with national security. She was charged with spying for fliifsin ami wont to trial here several weeks ago. The 301'erimirnt lawyers did not want 12 confidential pieces of paper, which the FBI snid they found on her .to get into the trial. Why? They said national security wa.« involved. They said FBI informants would be placed in dan- r • ! " ' I , *' h " °' Mto c °Plon? She | ^* °" tr f ' be ore .J J llr J'- In "«''from the government ah n ,,t, these ouM "' ""*' " '"" gU '" y accused people? Or will their names " be cleared? No one knows. ,, ,, It all came atxHit this way: Miss Coplon. 28. worked In the STORY OF A TRAP—Mrs. Joseph J. Francy (above), librarian for the Bell Aircraft company at Buffalo, told the house Un-American Activi- tie.5 committee In Washington, how she and her mechanic husband led a wartime Russian agent into an FBI trap only to see him go free. Mrs. Franey poses In (he witness chair after she testified. Pictures were not permitted during testimony. (AP Wirepholo). . . Justice Department. The FBI ar- hearsay, which is what it ST"" 1 l ° if the SOvernmL* d . It found secret papers on Miss Coo In her pockctbook. the FBI said. Ion but wouldn't let the jury <le3de h a with a , „„ , s .- c R ' lle e «dence so. know- ln S the whole ca.se. it could reach al , Intelligent decision? Or- 2. Have to reach a verdict ' on " on iheir merit? All Ou( In rnfcirsl of Justice The government lawyers even hinted tliat they'd drop the case aginst MI.S.S Coplon before letting the secret information become pub- i lie. j But the federal trial Judge told ! the government lawyer-: 'I wish I j could throw, some protection around ; you. but I can't do that. I'm here to see that justice ! s done. 'If the reading of the report imperils the government, the govern- : ment ought not to be ner«." i So he said the secret papers ; would have to be made public. r»c- ! ed with this, the government law- ! yei-s decided they'd rather let the j papers out than abandon the case against Miss Coplon. Bit by bit the penort-s ol the "Informants' then were read into the record, the reports which accused the actors and others of communist activity or sympathy. In short, the judge had ruled that the government should never have started the case unless it was willing to go through with it. And if this meant other people were going to be hurt, then that was unfortunate but nec&wary in order to give Miss Coplon fair play and full justice. PILES Hurt Like Sin! But Now I Grin Chicago Mother Recovers Baby With Missourians' Assistance Mrs. Walter Dashner. the Chicago mother *ho trailed a baby-sitter who walked of/ with her baby about two «nd a half months ago, over much of (he Southland, la home and her baoy i» safe. Mrs. Dashner notified Caruthen- vllle. Mo., residents who collected funds for her to help her continue her chase last week, that the baby had been found, and that she had [licked up the child In Shreveport, La., afler she left Caruthersville. Her 16-month old daughter had *en left In the care of a girl she Identified as Jean Mejhelle. and upon her return from work jhe 'ound both gone. The girl, who It was'later learned had spent some Ime In a Chicago Institution, had been recommended by a welfare lome. Mrs. Dashner first got word of .he baby's whereabouts through the Meshelle girl's sister. Her mother vno lives near Caruthersville. wrote hat she was keeping Jean's baby or her. The sister, knowing that ler sister did not have a child mmedlately connected the baby with the one Chicago officers had reported as kidnapped, and Mrs wshner's search started. The baby had previously been In lorida, and on the day before Mrs. Dashner arrived in Canithcrsville to claim her child the Meshelle j-lr) had com* for the baby and took the child to Shreveport. Mrs. Dashner wrote the Caruth- «<;sviJle resident, and member, of fh« B*pt| s t Church that took a nrn^H H off " in «" »««r Church and provided ;,er 147 tor passage to ? 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