The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 6, 1950 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 6, 1950
Page 12
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PAGE TWELVE BLYTHKVILLE,' (AJIK.j 'COURIER NEWS Judy Coplon Freed Of Spy Charges By Appeals Court NEW YORK, Dec. 6. .(AP)—The conviction of Judith Coplon on charges of bf ins a Russian spy has been reversed by a federal court of appeals. However, the court declur- ed that her "guilt Is plain" and refused lo dismiss the indictment, ft ordered a new trial. The second circuit court of appeals yesterday ordered the new trial for the comely 29-year-old Brooklj'n resident on grounds that her arrest without a warrant was Illegal, FBI wiretapping also, was a factor in the reversal. Miss Coplon, former Department of Justice employe, and Valentine A. Gubltcher, 33-yenr-old Russian j engineer and suspended United Nations employe, were convicted last March. They were found guilty of conspiring, to transmit secret defense information. Each was sentenced to 15 years hi prison. Bllrncllc Free in Hall His brunette and attractive co- def'endant—mnrried to one of her lawyers after her conviction—has been free in $20,000 bail pending appeal. She also is appealing a sentence of 40 months to ten year imposed previously on n Washing ton. D.C., conviction of stealln government secrets. Yesterday's re vcrsal here does not affect th Washington conviction. The reversal leaves the Depart inent of Justice three choices—ap peal the ruling to the Suprem Court, bring the case lo trial again in the U.S. District Court here, a. suggested by the appeals court, 01 drop the prosecution. U.S. Has No Comment A Justice Department spokesman in Washington said It would have no comment on its future cours until the text of the-opinions had been studied. The appeals court decision tha the arrest by FBI agents was illegal, because it was made without n irari-ntit, also ruled out of evidence the documents .seized from Miss Condon at the time. The court also held thai the government hail failed to prove Urn telephone wiretaps—illegal in federal court procedure — did 1101 "lead" to any pnrt of the evidcni on which Miss Coplon was convicted. Steam Locomotive Bows Out Of Birth Place after 121 Years HONKSDALE, Pa., Dec. 6. M')— . After 121 years the stenni locomotive has bowed out of Its American place of birth. It was in this northeastern Pennsylvania town on Aug. 8. 1829 that a locomotive first turned a wheel by steam on a commercial railroad in America. Yesterday, without any fanfare, the first Eric Railroad diesel ,ir- rived at Jlonesdale. The Honesdale branch of the Erie, extending from Honesdale to Lnckuwaxen. is the last section of the Erie to be converted from steam to diesel electric motive power. The first steam locomotive — named the Stoufbridge Lion—was piloted by Horatio Allen, a civil engineer of the Delaware and Hudson Canal company system. At the throttle of the diesel 121 years later was R. H. Boykin, chief of the Wyoming and Jefferson division of the Erie. The locomUve which mnde that famous run in 1829 was dubbed "The Stourbridge Lion" because It came from .Stourbridge, Eivg., nnd because a lion was painted on its boiler, ft was brought lo this country in n sailing vessel. The 'Lion" I s housed In the Smithsonian Institute at Washinton. A replica is on display in the Wayne County Historical Building. Chicago. ,Th C statue ahow , u,, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER «, I960 Sermon Scientist Reported Killed STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec- 0. IV-The newspaper Dagens Nyhetcr oday reported that German atomic xpert Qustav Hertz, winner of the 525 Nobel physics prize, may have been killed "during some experiments" in Russia. The newspaper quoted' Prof. Max Von Lane, a German who won (he Nobel physics prize in 1914, os say _ ing the Russians had taken Hertz to the. Caucasus "is said 'to have been killed during some experiments." "He did not say how he- had re- ceived this information or when Hertz' death was supposed to have occurred," the paper said. Von Laue is here for the mid- century Nobel Foundation Festival In Stockholm next Sunday. • Crystals of copper silicate sometimes appear like giant emeralds but art too soft to be used as gems. Happy Cabby Gets$J,QOOCash As Smiling Chap Wins His Girl DALLAS. Dec. t. l.f)— Taxi driver D. I,. Grizzle felt like a million dollars today—*1,000 of that in cold cash. Somebody gave him a $1,000 check for a tip. It was on a Chicago bank That was two weeks ago. Yesterday that check came to the Mer- cnntile National Bank or Dallas where Grizzle banks. The bank announced the good news: It was a good check. . Two weeks, ago two men asked Nichols Brothers. Dallas Taxicab Co.. for a limousine to take them to Temple. 130 miles away. Grtale was the driver. One of the passengers wanted to find his eirl, who lived on » farm near Temple, and ask her to marry him. The man went Inside the farm home and came out In a few minutes—all smiles. Grizzle drove them to a Temple hotel. The fellow who had won back his Sheriff Hears Jailbird's *>lea to Change Prisons; 'It's Too Cold Here' RIVERSIDE, Calif., Dec. 6 M>) —"Come and get me. sheriff," said (he voice on the phone "it's cold in this Maine jail and I want to come back to California." Sheriff Cnrl Rayburn obliged He dispatched a deputy, to Holden. Me., to take Into custody Evertz George. George escaped from the Blythe, Calif., Jail a month ago while awaiting trial on auto theft charges. The Brooks range of Alaska contains thick limestone strata made up of the skeletons of ancient primitive animals called crlnoids. girl «ald: "I'm going to give you ?1,000" and he wrote out the check. Said Mrs. GrUzle yesterday: "We're going to keep jome in the bank as a checking account. Things haven't been so good, but now maybe our luck has changed," Grizzle, <7, said he could not remember the name of the man who signed the check, "We were so exclt#d when we got the check we can't remember the name." Mrs. Grizzle said, "We took It down to the Mercantile Bank and they handled it" Magaiim Publitfw BALTIMORE, Dec. t. W)— John 8. Rowan, publisher of The Camera magazine and founder' of a motor controls firm, died y«t«rd»y it »2 after a long illness. Rowan, one of the nation's best- known amateur photographers took over as editor and publlahW of The Camera In 1942. Spoofz to Speak To Arkansas CAP LITTLE ROCK. Dec. 8. ffl— Gen Carl Spaatz. first head of the Atr Force, will speak at a dinner of the Arkansas Wing, Civil Air Patrol here Friday night.' General Spaatz. now retired, is chairman of the National CAP Executive Council. The meeting will mark the ninth anniversary of CAP. Others expected to attend the meeting Include Maj. Gen. 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