The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 29, 1950 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 29, 1950
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MONDAY, MAY 29, 1<)50 BLYTHEVILLE, (AUK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THUEB The Nation Today: New Military Justice— Congress Modernizes Armed Forces Courts WASHINGTON, May 23. MV- The armed fortes hnvc undergone some modernizing in the Jield of justice. From the beginning the Army and Navy, and later the Air Force, have had rules for handling crimes and misconduct by service people. Being drunk would he n minor ot- fense. Desertion, disobedience, murder theft, rape would be major crimes. automatically goes lo his command- Ing officer on appeal. (Same under the old code.) If the C.O. upholds Jones' conviction, the case automatically goes on appeal to a review board of three colonels—in the Navy 11 would be three captains—all of whom must be lawyers. (Same under old code.) U the review board also turns As ,,,e year, passed the rule, piled i^eT'c.'rT hls'^ea^t' US up. So dltl Hie general fosgmess of .. courl J f mHltary appeate." This Is the supreme court for all armed services. It will have three civilians as judges—nil must he lawyers —appointed by the President with approval o! Ihe Senate. Their pay will be $17,500 each. • (Under the old code, final appeal the legal language which got written into the rules. And—Ihe three services had different ways of handling their problems. Piu-cher, their idea ot Justice was not the same as the American civilians' idea of justice. Congress I'assed Kill So this spring Congress passed a bill — signed into law May G by President Truman — to do several things: Give accused members of the armed forces more [protection against Injustice; lay down the same rules for all three services; and modernize the language covering offenses and trials. This has been called the ."new uniform code of military justice." To give the services time to adapt themselves to the changes, it won't go Into effect until May 31. 1051. Army — Old itnd New Following is an example of how Ihe new code will work. Be.side it. the old. or present, procedure wil be explained in parentheses. The Army will be used for illustration. There's no vootv here to explain the differences under the old Niu-y setup. Private John Jones is accused of ^ serious crime. He must be told Specifically what his offense wiihin 24 hours after his arrest. (He didn't liave to be told under the old code till trial.) he was brought to was to a board of three generals who were lawyers. But this was a complicated procedure; some cases got to them, some didn't. Under the new code, any man convicted of a serious crime can appeal to the military court of appeals.) Two Other Courts These are only some of the highlights of the new code. And so far this story has discussed only eases of serious crimes. There ore two other courts: 1. A special court- for offenses not punishable by more than six months in jail. No Judge. A jury of no less than three men. They do not have to be lawyers. An enlisted man, coming before (his court, can demand that at least one enlisted man sit on the jury. (Much x of the same under the old code, except that an enlisted man couldn't demand the presence of an enlisted man among the jurors.) 2. Summary court. This is for offenses carrying- penalties not over two months. This is a one-man r. Skyscrapers Booming ' NEW YOUK. (fl^-Coiistruclion of icw office buildings being completed n New York tills year rivals "several of the most fabulous years In he history of skyscrapers," snys Lee Thompson Smith of the Home Title unrnnLy Co. In Hie Ann's monthly bulletin. "This year, with 4,208,000 ctiunrc feet of new ulUcc space being placed on (be rental market," Smith says, "Is way above iy^5's 1,474,700 ami I927't 1,185700. Tt Is Just iibout one building uwny from the 1028 mark of 4,817.000. right on the liecls of 1928's 4,302,800, and makes n good showing aiinlml !929's 5,324,900." ile reports tbat renls In (lie new buildings range close to $7 per are foot. court. He acts as Judge and jury an ? wl " be Rn ° {ticer ' "Kliough „„ ., " ot necessarily a lawyer. (Pretty ,„. ,, ,,. much the same under the old code > The commanding officer appoints I _ •^cj/iu •.««.;./ the court wliich fries Jones. The judge is an Army officer but also be a lawyer. He will act as Judge only. (Under the okl code he Vmrt to he a liuvycr but. after ihe trial, acted as a member of Ihe jury too.) Jury of Five The jury in the case must have at least five men. They don't have, to he lawyers. Any enlisted man like Jones can demand thai, one-third of his jury he enlisted men like himself. (Under the old code, only officers sat on a jury. Enlisted men were excluded.) Jones must have a lawyer lo defend him. He can hire ta civilian lawyer, ir he wants to and has the money. Or the commanding officer will appoint a defense counsel for him, a military man who must be lawyer. . ... Sunder the old code7 Jones "could '( a military officer to act ns his counsel but this officer didn't have lo be a lawyer.) .Tones Has Appeal If Jones Is convicted, his' case Paratrooper 'Gives Out' After 54 Jumps in Try To Set New World Record CLINTON, N. C.. Jvfay 29. (£>)-A Port Bragg paratrooper "just gave out" yesterday after making 54 parachute Jumps in an attempt to set a ne\v world's record. Pfe. Neal Stewart, 22. of Birmingham, Ala., blamed his urisuc- cessfull attempt on the small size of the "drop tone" — a grassy area —at the airport here. He said he missed the "drop zone" eight times, landing once in a ditch and five times on the runway., However, he escaped without serious injury. Stewart had set his sights on . making ,18^ juntos',, one more than the number claimed May 18 by a Yugoslavian in London. That claim, however, has been superseded by Argentina where one juniper has laid claim to 105 jumps in a single day. ATLANTIC PACT AT WORK—One step m co-operation ot Atlantic l'o< way—giving American "Know how" io military men of onr European allic t countries is well under allies. Here a 0. S. olfioer gives technical details of a light tank to officers from Prance. Italy, Belgium. Norway and Greece. This training renter at Eschwecc. Germany, is on e of[scvcrril al which European military personnel are given instruction in operation, maintenance ami repair of LI. S. equipment sent them under the mutual defense program. (Photo by NKA -Acme stall correspondent Hert Ashworth.) G/s Are Good Students LOS ANGELES (API— Veterans have made good college students says Byron H. Atkinson. Atkinson runs the special student services at (he University of California at Los Angeles. He made his check after the peak of GI enrollment had passed. His campus study showed the vets A. D. 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Japan Hat More Peop/e TOKYO. (/P)—Japan'* population :ecps on going up und up, The Wcl- are Ministry reports tne population on last Jan. 1 was 33,073,518, The population a year iarller was 81,191,60*. At the present rate, Ehe population on these crowdoet Islands Kill exceed 100,000,000 by 1061. Dear Gas Customer: On Alny 9, 1!)50, the employees of the National Gas Company were forced oiil of their employment by action of their employer. We feel that it is extremely important that (he customers of this company know "II of (he fuels about this siluaion. All of the employees of Ibis Company 'are members of the Union. We have been urgnni/cd for four years. All of fbe members are residents of this community. They have (heir own Union, they elect their own officers, they maiuiKe their own affairs. The onlv time Iliey reijuesl assislance from their International* Union is when they feel (liaf they need advice and counsel in rcgiml to any problem that may arise between their Local Union and their employer. The management of Hiis Company for some reason best known lo themselves have embarked upon a program (o eliminate a food number uf (hose workers from their jobs. We Inive tried lo reason with (hem. We have tried lo point out that if they have any specific problem we were willing, as we always have been, to sil down and discuss Ilia I problem and try to work it out (o Ihe best inlerest.of Ihe public, (lie company, and to us as workers. They have refused lo do this, During contract ne- Kolialions in JOJS, the National Gas Company said I hill business was bad tmd that Ihev could give no wage increase. They claimed thai business was nol as gtMXi as it had been and expenses were greater The members of our Union listened (o the Company's story and finally told management: "Well, if that is the rase, we will sign a contract without a wage increase" which is just what we did. We have tried to recogni/e Ihe Company's problems, but tbey are not showing their workers any consideration in the present situation. This is in direct contrast lo Ihe altitude and cooperation (hat the workers of the National Gas Company displayed when (be Company claimed it was in financial difficulties. This Company is determined to completely cliiniimle certain jobs creating- more unemployment in this urea. There is no need for this eltrni- ntion and (be Company knows il. We till know that they can continue this type of work if they so desired. The Company is iilloniiilmg In have out-of-stale people In do the work which has been regularly performed by its own employees. Alt bough they deny it —Hiis can be attested to by witnesses who heard'the management of (his Company make those statements. We are only trying fo preserve for qualified, trained and old employees Ihe work «f our members that is (here lo be done. The Company intends lo hire people who know nothing iibont the gas business. This is as important.(o (he community as it is la'vis, because unskilled workers, unfamiliar with the system, can create a dangerous situation bv appliances improperly adjusted or in failing lo fix leaks properly Me have tried lo (he best of our ability to settle our differences. It was our Union, und not the Company thai prevailed upon (he U. S. Conciliation Service io fry to settle the dispute. We have used every means at our command fo try (o reach an understanding wilh management, but lo no avail. They are bent on breaking our Union—they said I hat (hey will p.. longer rcc- ogni/e us, even though all of Their employees are members of (he Union and have many years of seniority resulting from long and faithful years of service for (he Company. You, the citizens of this community, and gna consumers, can help our cnuse. You can assist your fellow cili/.en by writing (he Company and advising them (hat (hey should sit down and resolve this question wilh their workers. Gas meters have nol been read since (he employees were forced out of their jobs. In all probability, (lie Company will send you an estimated bill. These bills should be questioned very thorough]}-. You should demand that your meter be read before you pay your bill. The management of Ihis Company has been very loud in its denunciation of the Union. As a matter of fact, I hey have gone further, by allempling to deliberately provoke violence in front of one of their plants. They apparently hoped that the men would retaliate, so I hat they could get an Injunction preventing the men . lawfully picketing (he various business places of this Company, which they have a right lo do under the law. We earnestly request your support in (his situation. Thai means so much to the people of (his community and (o (he workers employed at Ihis Company. Thanking you in advance for every consideration you may give lo the above request and your continued (support. Fralernallv and sincerely, WAYNfC HUSH, Ueg. Sec. United Gas, Coke and Chemical Workers of America Call 6911 for Blytheviile TIN SHOP 111 North First We offer complete Sheet Metal service. . .gin, oil mill & feed mill work, house gutters, duct work. Call Taylor l.ayton, shop manager. BILL GODWIN SPORTING GOODS Swim Trunks 2.95. Tennis Raquels Caps of all kinds .limmie "H" Boats $50 Hasehal! & Softball Uniforms, all prices, tottering AH types Summer Alh- leic Equipment. "If H's Snorling Goods, See Us." W. 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