The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 10, 1950 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 10, 1950
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' MONDAY, APRIL 10, 1950 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Arkansas Supreme Court Calls Divorce Case 'Gross Fraud' LITTLE ROCK. April 10. W)— The Arkansas Supreme Court today called the divorce ol a New York couple "a contemptible fraud" and ordered Investigation of a Hot Springs attorney who participated in the case. The court a Is o announced it would call .attention .to New York courts the conduct of W. R. Berk- ion, New York attorney, who also was Involved in the case. The Bar Rules Committee was directed to investigate the .actions of Momshecht, Hot Springs at: torney, and report its findings to the court. The court said : Berkson and Hecht were guilty of unethical conduct and that the couple . involved hi the divorce suit were guilty of •«ud and collusion in obtaining the ' '• ' ''•'' ' . . , -• New York Residents Litigation invloved Mr. and Mrs. Ki E. Oberstein, residents' of a Fifth Avenue apartment in New York. The opinion written today by Associate Justice Ed P. McPaddin •hows: The couple was married April 14, 1930, and had a daughter, Patricia, 17. Oberstein ashed for a divorce in January, 1947. When his wife refused to consider a divorce, h* moved from their apartment and ceased paying a $150 weekly allowance to her. She later went to her husband's attorney, Berkson. mid arranged to obtain n divorce in return for a contract of financial support. She was told to fly to Hot Springs and contact Hecht. Met Hecht in 1947 Mrs. Oberstein met Hecht July 23, 1947, spent the day signing papers and then returned to New York the next day. That was her only visit to Arkansas until 1949. The divorce decree- was granted Oct. 25, 1947. Litigation presented to the Onrland chancery Court showed that she had resided in Hot Springs from July 23, 1947, to Oct. 22, 1947. She was awarded $25,000 in cash, $150 a week for the support of her daughter, a new automobile and the coupli's apartment. • Obcrsteia married "the other woman" a few..days after the "divorce decree. But in May, 1940, Mrs. Oberstein filed proceedings in New York U> have the Arkansas decree 'voided. She said slie was under "duress of her husband when she went to Hot Springs. The divorce decree was set. aside Sept. 8. 1949, by the Garland chancery Court/ Oberstein's appeal from that action was acted upon today by the Arkansas Supreme Court. Neither Lived in State The high tribunal said neithe of the parties ever lived in Arkansas and "it is clear the divorce decree handed down by the lower courl was without jurisdiction and. was void." In the matter of Duress as charged by Mrs. Oberstein, the supreme court had this to say: The facts "convince us that her Arkansas divorce proceedings were not caused by any duress exerted on her; but that she willingly traded her husband and Arkansas divorce, decree for a property settlement. We conclude that she was not under duress and { ^hat she I. now seeking th? cancellation o the Arkansas decree to gain addl tional leverage on Mr-. Oberstein for a new negotiation." No Relief Coming The supreme court also ruled tha because of collusion and fraud nei was .entitled to relie of any kind. The court also directed Garland County authorities to investigate acts of perjury and subornation of perjury involving false state- INSIGNIA —Hollywood'1 /air Cheryl Nordstrom wants you to se* the ship's wheel and tire that combine to make the official insignia'Of the World Transportation Fair to be held at Santa Anita in the summer of 1951. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Monday & Tuesday "THE HEIRESS" with Olivia it Hifllland • nd Montgomery Clift Wamtr New* and Short Carmen Franco Weds Physician Amidst Royalty MADRID, Spain, April 10. {IP}— 'armen Franco, only child of Generalissimo Francisco Franco, be- ame the Marquesa de viilnverde ortay in a wedding whose royal splendor has not been matched In "pain for more than 40 years. The willowy brunette bride, all in white, wore a faille dress designed by Balenciaga. Two footmen In nth century livery carried her five-yard 'rain down the aisle of the royal ihapcl of Pardo Palace. The Marques, an aristocratic Madrid physician, wore the uniform of the Order of the Holy Sepulcher, in which he was knighted recently. She Is 23, he is 29. The Catholic Primate of Spain, Enrique Cardinal pla Y Deniel officiated. r xj The couple knelt before the altar ith Franco and the bride's mother, :he Countess of Argillo, knelling beside them. After the exchange of rings, the Cardinal presented the brkte the traditional 13 pieces ot ?old, a gift from the bridegroom. They were ancient coins weighing one ounce each (their'value as metal would be about $450). , • The chapel, was a blaze of uniforms of "a)', descriptions, while the women guests wore evening dress with black lace vet" covering their hearts. The bride walked the few yards from thu door of the palace to church on the arm of her father, through two ranks ,of the General- ssimo's Moorish Lancers. Each pair —Courier News Pholo» ^ READY FOR THE BUNNY TRAIL—Pictured at left are some of the eager youngsters awaiting a "go" signal for the caster egg hunt at the Country Club grounds ysterday. Not all were winners but few would admit to empty baskets when the'hunt was completed. . • One child In the Junior division, for those under six, lamented on her return to "mommy" that she found only two. When "mommy" showed her a little toddler that returned empty handed, she big heartedly offered him a share of her "loot". Four-year-old John Stickmon, son ol Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Slickinon, found plenty of eggs but some failed to measure up to his exacting color senses. He would examine each egg carefully, If the color appealed to him he deposited It in his basket, il not, he returned its hiding place. Each of the children who joined in the search was given a chocolate bunny, and plenty of txerclse. The older children had a division separate from the group of children under six. The upper left hand picture (right photo) shows Buzzy Council, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Council; Sam Tune, son of Mr. and Mrs. S E. Tune; and Freddie Steadman, son ol Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Steadmim, putting in some diligent labor In the senior- group. Lower left is Ann Lehman Pride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pride, reaching daintily for another egg. The center picture shows Molly Guard/daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James O. Guard, and Sue Osborn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Osbom, talking the whole thing over. Sue Is obviously displaying some of her prize collection. The picture at extreme right shows Gean Atkinson taking to the trees, with the aid of his mother. His ingenuity was not wasted effort. He was the first place winner In the Junior division. . . •-• . • ments made in the petition for a divorce. The court said "the facts in the case present, a sordid story involving not only the litigations but also, two attorneys.** ' Chief Justice Griffin Smith wrote a separate opinion siting that Garland County Chancellor Sam Gnrrett, who handed .down the divorce decree, was "the innocent agency through which a contemptible [raud was perpetrated but he Is in no sense at fault. Trouble was that it was a fabrication ol mlsrepr^een- tation, presented to the court by one whom he had licensed to practice law." Navy Sights Rafts Of Airlines Survivors KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 10. (fl*)—A U.S. Navy plane today sighted two rafts with survivors from a missing British airlines plane which crashlanded off Jamaica with four persons yesterday. Four U.S. destroyers and the selvage ship rescue sped to the scene and will bring them to Kignstpn. The rescue had previously reported sighting one of the rafts. In Snn Juan, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Navy said one of its planes had also sighted one raft about 40 miles southwest of Kingston. There were about 6,800 ice plants in thi U.S. in 1348, onl" four in 1869. The 82.000 4-H clubs in the United Statr.s report 1,850.000 members and 225,000 volunteer leaders. Monday "WHISPERIKG SMITH" , (In Technicolor) ALAN LAIH>, ROBERT I'RESTON, BRENDA MARSHALL Tuesday "KAZAN" A great, dog adventure with Stephen Dunne, , Lois Maxwell NEW Box Open. Week Dmjl 1:H M*. Mutlnee Satardayi * Bufeji, Mat.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cont. Manila, Ark. Monday "INTRUDER IN THE DUST" with CUnd. 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