The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 4, 1950 · Page 2
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FACB TWO BT/rTHEVTU.E <ARK.V COURIER NEWS MONDAY, DECEMBER t, 1999 ^Supreme Court to Rule i Today on Convictions Of U. S. Communists WASHINGTON, Dec. 4. (fi—ltte. counlry*« top Communist Parly j leaders tod»y »sk Ihe Supreme i Court to threw out tliefr con•piracy 'convictions and declare lh«t ih« In* under which Iliey were tried is unconstitutional. "Th« stutxite and the convictions rannol b« lalldalerl without destroying lh« constitutional foundations of American democracy." they psserled In • preliminary brief. The. Justice Department In reply called the 11 Reds "enemies of the slate" and "conspirators" who vbuld destroy the U. S. government. "The bill of rights," Ihe department argued 111 ft reply brief, ''was never intended to he a hiding place for the enemies ol the state antl » convenient underground for conspirators in the service of foreign governments." The Communist leaders ivere convicted In New York of violating the 19<0 Smith Act. That act makes H a crime to advocate and teach the_vlolent overthrow of this gov- ernment. The 11 were fined $10,000 each and given prison sentences langiiii! from three to five years. Then are at liberty under bond. The mher, Eugene I3ennls, Communist Party secretary. Is in jail serving 11 year for contempt nf Congress. The Communist rnLscci two ma questions in their appeal: First, docs the .Smith act violate the free speech amendment to the constitution? Second, docs It violate another amendment which hays no person shall be deprived of life, libery or property without due process of law? 'Jn the latter question the Red leaders contend the act must fall because of "indcUiiMc- nc.ss." "The rise of German fascism teaches us that precisely such vaguely-worded statutes are the instruments fov the sweeping suppression of dissent." their brief declared, "The statute is so n]l-en- compasshie as to Impose political censorship over vast segments of our people." Jet Flier Elects to Die in Plane Rather than Injure Motorists DALLAS, Dec. 4. Wi—A National Guard flyer yesterday elected to die in his flaming jet fighter rather than risk the lives of scores ot Sunday drivers, First Lt. James Arthur Bradley of Dallas was killed when he Hew the burning plane off the Hensley field runway and over about 100 auto- mboiles parked at the end of the itrip. He crash landed in a thinly populated are*, just, beyond the Held. Lt. Col. B. M. Taylor, hast commander, said he would recommend 14 Killed in But Crash . SANTIAGO. Chile, Dec. 4. (/P|— Fourteen persons were killed and more than 50 Injured In a collision of two buses on m highway near here last night. Bradley for the Confiressional Medal of Honor because the lieutenant's action probably, saved many lives. An internal explosion in the p-84 et set it afire on the take-off Officers watching said Bradley ould have stopped this takeoff and escaped. But the automobiles, filled with spectators, were parked at the end of, the runway. He. (lew the plane over the cars I rather than risk plowing through ft | wire fence and into them. Bradley, 32. was a veteran ol 129 combat missions In world War II. He was married and the father nf two young children. lie was attached to the 191st Fighter Squadron of the Texas Air National Guard, IN THE COUNTV COURT FOH THE CHICKASAVVBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNT!', ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER Of DHA'INAGE DISTRICT NUMBER SIXTEEN OP MISSISSIPPI COUNTY. ARKANSAS NOTICE OF HEARING ADDITIONAL TAX 19SS-1957 JNCL. Notice i« hereby given that the Commisioners of Drainage DisUid No. 1« of Mississippi County. Ark • nsas, (John Bearden, Earl H Wildr »nd Fred, Fleeman) havi >liled with the undersigned County Clerk ot Mississippi County. Arkansas their petition praying that • n additional tax of two.and twenty-five one-hundredth* per cent (2.25%) be levied against the original assessment of benefit* in said Drainage District No. 16 for each of the years 1952 to 1957 inclusive for the purpose of clearing dirt, vegetable growth and other obstructions from both the Main Drainage DilchM and the Lateral Drainage DitchM Iri order to restore these, ditches BS far us practicable to their original size so that the ditches may operate in the manner for which they were designed and dredged. Notice is also given that In this same Petition filed on this November 24, 1950. said ComLwioners pray, for an Order authorizing the issuance of negotiable instruments in a «um not less than *100.000.00 and to bear interest al a rate not more than three per cent (3%) per annum payable on .January 1, 1BS2 to January 1, 1958. in liisive; and for an Order pledging the above additional lax anrt any other portion of Its maintenance money as required to asure payment oC th"se negotiable Instruments. They also pray that this new order for which they now petition in no way altecl the Order of October 16. 1950 entered by this County Court which approved a levy of an additional tax In the same amount of two and twenty-five one - himdredths per cent (2.25T.) agains said original assessment of benefit.? for the year 1951 only, except lhat they be authorized lo pledge the taxes collected in 19M to secure the payment of satd negotiable instruments. All landowners within Drainage District No. 16 of Mississippi Co;m- ty, Arkansas are hereby notified that they may appear in the courtroom of the County Court in Bly- Iheville, Arkansas before said County Court of the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County. Arkansas, at the hour of 10 o'clock a.m. on the 19th day of December, 1950, a regular adjourned day o( (he 1950 October Term of this County Court, where they may be heard on the question of whether an additional lax of two and twenty-five one-Vmnortds per cent (2.25">! should be levieil for each of the years 1952 lo 1957, Inclusive against said original assessment ol benefits In said District and upon all real property, Including lands, railroad »nd tramroads within said District. ' Dated November 2<, 1950. 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