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June 14, 1949

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TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 1949 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Supreme Court UpholdsSenSence Cleveland County Man Ordered to Serve 21 Years for Slaying LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 14 M 1 )—The Arkansas Supreme Court « sterday ordered Robert Walker to rve 21 years for the fatal stab- iig of Stanley Jewel Johnson, 21, in a "gang fight" In Cleveland County last July 5. Walker was convicted by a Cleveland Circuit Court jury on a. charge of second degree murder and sentenced to 21 years Inprisonment. Wallter admitted participating in the "gang fight," but rested his defense primarily on want of identification. He denied using a knife in the fight. Johnson, his brother. Albert, and Dorsey Williams all of Pine Bluff had started to the Saline River to fish when they stopped at what Is known as the "Y" in Cleveland County near Rison, to buy bread. Walker, 27, who lives near Rison but Is employed at Pine Bluff, and several companions had been drinking, accord ing to trial testimony. They stopped at the "Y" and. according to testimony. Walker started the fight by hitting Johnson with his fist. Williams testified that Walker struck Johnson with a knife. In response to ruicstions by the trial judge, he said, "if you have ever stuck a knife in an overripe watermelon, that is what it went like." The supreme court said "there was other testimony supporting the jury's finding that the assault was made by Walker, hence the plea in respect of identification must be determined against Walker. The court also considered five 4hher of Walker's 31 allegations of ^rror and ruled against him on each of them. Hear Contempt Case The court took under submission the case of C. E. Games and five other union men cited for contempt Hat Boyle's Column— i Americans in Germany Becoming Prisoners of Land They Conquered MOST BEAUTIFUL BLONDE-Ruth Thomas, 22, of New York City, is the winner of a movie company's "Most Beautiful Blonde contest over 4000 entrants from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Her prizes include an air trip to Havana and a romplete wardrobe. She is TJOW appearing in a Broadway musical. Police Find Man, Listed as Killed, Very Much Alive CHICAGO, June 14—W)—For six years William A. Riley lias been carried on police records as dead. He's not. Riley, 55, was shot twice In the abdomen on March 30. 1943. He named a former empolye. Jack Can, 52, a Negro, as the man who did the shooting. Riley was taken to the county hospital. He was written off as a slaying victim in police documents Soldiers, Held Prisoner Jy Czechs, Sentenced As AWOL by U.S. Army of court by Chancellor John K Butt In the Washington Chancery Court at Fayetteville. The Judge levied fines o! 450 and 10-day Jail sentences against each of them for violating a temporary Injunction against picketing. In oral augument this morning, Rex Perkins, attorney for Carl Tune, Fayetteville contractor whn obtained the injunction against picketing, contended that no labor dispute existed. He said Tune had agreed to hire, union men and was paying ten cents an hour more than scale. Love Grant, Fort Smith, representing the six members of the International Hod Carriers and Common Laborers Union (AFLt, declared the Issue was recognition. "Under Arkansas law," he said, "Tune couldn't discriminate between union and non-union members. We wanted recognition if he hired union men, which he had to do unless he discriminated against union members in violation of the law-." The Supreme Court )ast week agreed to review the case and Chancellor Butt has postponed further hearing for the six men, pending a Supreme Court ruling in the case, Affirm SIM Damages In one of the first rulings of its kind, the court affirmed an award of $750 to John H. Stover, Hot Springs flying service operator against Walker M. Hall, Hoi Springs, for damage of a rented aircraft. Hall crashed the rented aircraft «hile landing, and according to trial testimony, landed cross wind cross traffic and in a forward slip Following a line of similar cases involving rented automobiles, th Supreme Court upheld the lowe court finding that the accident was due entirely to pilot error and wa damaged through no fault of thi Stover Flying Service. Preparing for Its summer reces. the Supreme Court set a June deadline for filing petitions for re hearing in all cases in which opm ions are handed down throng June 20. Ordinarily 17 days are a! lowed for filing petitions for n hearing. The court adjourns for th summer after its July 4 session. The court took under submlssio yesterday for possible decision nex the case of Thomas Edwin Black, Little Rock auto mechanic, Brightens Up Day Nursery But, after six weeks' treatment, he had returned home and he's been working as a superintendent in metal treating plant ever since. Can was arrested Saturday and jailed on a (nurder warrant. A Sun-Times reporter phonec the Ritcy home for a story on tin 1943 shooting. He was told Riley "was shot six years ago, but he isn' dead." The reporter told police. Detectives Henry Van Boggett and Harry carrier went out to investigate, and sure enough Riley was there, chipper and amused about the whole thing. Riley identified Can at a showup Sunday as the man who did the looting. Van Boggett and Carrier ,id yesterday they still don't know ow come Riley's alive when he as supposed to be dead. FRANKFORT, Germany, June /Fj — Two U. S. Army soldiers back "vom six months' imprisonment in 3^echoslovakia as "spies" have been sentenced to six months in Jail and given bad conduct discharges, he- Army announced yesterday. The men, RecruHs George Jones of Owcnsboro. Ky., and Clarence R. Hill of Pampn, Tex., were tried by an Army court martial on charg- of absence without leave and breaking surest. The announcement said the sentences are subject to review. The two men strayed across the border from the American occupation zmie of Gennany into Czechoslovakia six months ago and were picked up by Czech authorities, \vho accused them of spying. For a long time they were held ncommmcado by the Czech authorities, despite protests of the U. S. embassy. The two had been sentenced by the Czechs to !2 years imprisonment but were pardoned :>y President Klement Gottwald last month. Br Hal B»yl« BERLIN, June 14. (*)—American* In Germany hive in some ways become the prisoners of the conquered. They are suffering ,to a degree at least, the fate of all occupation powers through history—the fate of jecomlng a captive of the people they captured. But the Americans are being captured on a cultural and household level rather than on a military level, by German music, beer and servants rather than by the theories of Clause* itz. This was the Impression gained by corespondents flown here by American Overseas Airlines on a tour of the war »ones. It was con firmed by a number of Americans stationed here for the last three years. The hardening of the politica lines between East and West ha brought a softening of the attltud between the individual American and the individual German. Evei combat men who fought across this land four years ago have dropped the word "Icraut," from their vocabulary. The difference that has taken place on th*. social level can perhaps best •»* shown by two parties I attended here three years apart. At a farewell party in 1946 there were some frauleins present, two Russian officers but no German men. Some newly arrived American wives gave the frauleins the silent treatment all evening. The German orchestra leader taught the crowd to sing a German song, but mosl of the tunes the band played were American. This week the correspondent group went to another party. The band played only two American tunes The Americans sang and danced to German songs. No Russians attend ed the party ,but there was a frau lein or two there and several Ger man men. The American wive danced gaily with the German me: the struggle for power that on among German wrvunts in her household. "They'll do anything to each other, no matter how petty or cruel, to get a favored Job," he sufd. "And they haven't In H ny way lost their desire to dominate. "They show it in small ways. For example, we just bought a young dog. and I have been trying to train It. If I either praise It or discipline It. I know fhat as soon AS t Lurn my back my cook will go to the icebox and get B bone lor the dog. And that's the lesson she wants it to learn. I have lived in Germany before and since the war. In all that time I have never met a German I lelt like throwing my arms around and saying. 'You sweet old thing, you.' They aren't lovable and they haven't changed. And that gives me a hopeless feeling." It isn't much fun to be a conqueror when the guns cease firing and you become a stranger in Living isn't so lusn for Americans and that doesn't want you. House Probers Report 'Super Red Spy Ring WASHINGTON. June 14— (IP)— House spy Investigators are work- ,ng on what they call a "super" re|x>rt on Russian espionage. They say it will cover the complete history of Communist spying, contain a lot of information that has never been brought out before, and deal with military and industrial espionage in this country and abroad. Probably it will be several weeks before the investigators—members aud the staff of the House Un- American. Acttvltles Committee— are ready to release the report. U still Is after some of the Infonna- in Germany as it was three year ago. But they can still live mor With the Courts Melvln F. Halo vs. Virgil S. Hal*, suit for divorce. Thomas J. Stayton vs. Hatlle Ma* Stayton, suit for divorce. Bec-s consume about ten pounds ot honey to make one pound of %'a*. YOU CAN JUST AN OLD HEN AT HEART—Nippy has adopted a set of quadruplets. Although she's never laid an egg ill her life, she's right at home in a boiinct mothering Ihesc four little chicks. Nippy's mistress, Rocholle Yaivun, of Denver, Colo., received the motherless chicks from a neighbor. tion to go in it, information relating to atomic espionage, for in- "cncaply here than they can a t home j stancc,_on_which ^more hearings are in terms of parties and servairts. (planned this week. Read Courier News Want Ads entenced to death for the alleged ape-slaying of Betty McCall, Fort ^ o o t s Veterans Administration iospital nurse. Marriage Licenses The following couple obtained marriage license at the office of Miss Elizabeth Blythe. county clerk, Friday. James R. Jordan of Blytheville and Miss Mary Lois Pearson, of Blytheville. Read Courier News Want Ads "What do things cost now at home—is the housing situation any better?" They ask. One wny in which the American •ictor Is being captured here is by his conscience. Wives who come over look at the misery around them and it troubles them deeply," one man said. "They start doing things to help German children, and before long they are more active in charity work than they ever were in their own home towns." Many American families are disturbed by the problems .j* rearing 'children here. One husbaitd whose child is just 'earning to talk said: "I don't like the fact he can understand his German nurse bet ter than he can me." : An intelligent wife said one the most depressing things to he Committee officials say they can back track on Red spying to at ast 1922. Tile committee still Is trying to ill out Its story of wartime efforts of Red agents to steal the secret of the atom bomb. Read Courier News Want Ada. ASC Loses State Approval of Its Agri Program LITTLE ROCK, June 14. (/!') The Arkansas Board of Education yesterday withdrew its approval of the vocational agricultural training program at Arkansas State College at Jonesboro. The action was taken by the board following a report of the U.S. Office of Education. The vole on the withdrawal was six to two. It was disclosed last month that credits of vocational agriculture students at the Jone.sboro school were 'being held up because the training program there had not been approved by the U.S. Oflice.of Education. 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