The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 13, 1948 · Page 8
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PAG* EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) - COURIER .S. Wants W AC Returned fo Jail Government Efforts Ronowftd in HCSM Crown Jtwel Theft RICHMOND, V»., April 13. (UP) —The U£. Fourth Circuit Court of lpp*»ls took under advisement yes. icnlay the government's effort to lend tormer WAC Capt. Kathleen Wish Quran t back to prison (or tlw live-year sentence given her by in Army court martial in the theft of Ihe Hess* crown Jewels. The 35-year-old brunette did not tppeu- in court. . Government attorneys attempted to prove that Mrs. Durant, whose husband is serving 15 years at hard labor in an Army prison in the $1,500,000 theft, was under the legal jurisdiction of an Army courtmar- IU1 when she was convicted in Germany. The government sought to reverse a Federal District Court decision which freed Mrs. Durant Dn a writ of habeas corpus. She w^s convicted in Germany on charges of being absent without leave and larceny and embezzlement and was sentenced to five years In a reformatory and forfeiture of all pay allowances. Mrs, DuraiH contended she was an officer on inactive duty at the time of her arrest in Chicago June 3, 1M6. She said she was put on leave March 9, 1946 and given an honorable discharge mitton. Array Arrest Criticized The government argued that War Department orders of May 24, 1946, revoked her terminal leave order and assigned her to Ft. Sheridan, m. Attorneys for Mrs. Durant contended in their briefs that she was deprived of due process of law after her arrest. The briefs said she T»as held incommunicado for days without benefit of counsel, and was placed in an open cell in a psychiatric ward where she had to un- dresa before male military police and her clothing and belongings •were taken from her. The government said she later was moved to a private room. Mrs. Durant already had won her freedom from a five-year sentence through habeas corpus action. Durant is serving a 15-year term at the federal prison here. At th time of the alleged theft. Mrs. Durant was receptionist at the castle which was used a* an entertainment center for American troops. Durant was her superior officer. The army charged that he Finns Sign Treaty With Russia TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 1948 Russian Foreign Minister Vyaeheslav Molotov. seated, signs the treaty of friendship, cooperation and mutual «, assistance between Hie Soviet Union and Finland. Standing nraund tl, c table are lea to right- B P. Dodlbc Cockfight with me A? f; , V ' V""' RU5Slnn V ' CC MlnlStCl ' °' f0> '" & " ' Ullil ' S; Alulrcl Visl "" sk >'. »"» Vice Minister' of Forei-n n^ n ion hT'Cotl Affairs; M.imo Tekkala, Prime Minister or Finland, and Josef SU.Iin. , NBA Radio-Tclcphoto £rom Moscow" - - — — Orlando, Fla., Youth Win* Oratory Coutfit SAVANNAH, Ga, April 13. (UP) 1 —James Grant, Orlando, Pit., yesterday won the American Legion'a national oratorical contest and received a 14,000 scholarship to any college he chooses. I Second place winner was Lloyd Ogllvie, Keno*h», Wls. Roger Moore, ITamlngham, Mass.. placed third and Edward Marshall, Las Vega*, Nev,, was fourth. Ogllvie receive a 12,500 sco!,- shlp, Moore »1,000, and Marshall »500. The finals In the contest were held In the auditorium of Savannah High School. —Mrs. Margaret K. Brooks. 32, came to call yesterday but stayed as a guest—of the county Jail. Mrs. Brooks came to the Jail to vklt her husband, Albert L. Brooks who Is charged with the Lookout Mountain, murder of Hugh Blanton, Forest City, N. C.. last month. County police arrested Mrs. Brooks on her arrival and charged her wllh being an accomplice to the murder. She denied the charge. Ulanton was found dead of shotgun wounds at the foot of a 150 loot bluff on Lookout Mountain on March 24. He had been en route to RMbyville, Tenn., to attend a cockfight with more than H.OOO In cnsli on him, according to Robert lilanlon, his brother. He's Prepared Doctors told 19-year-old John Chapman of Chicago that he's going to go blind. Undaunted, the youth is racing to prepare himself to be self-supporting despite his loss of sight. He's le.iming to become a tow-notch i mhnlslprpr upholsterer. Long Says Dixie States Crowding Truman Too Much NF.W ORLEANS, April 13. (UP) — Gov. Designate Earl K. Long said, yesterday that some Southern stales are "crowding" President Truman too much and served notice that they could not expect lielp from him In eliminating Mr. .Truman as the Democratic standard bearer. "I am on record as being agams', the FEPC, but I believe some of the Southern states are crowding Tru- imn too much," he said. "I am going to have a big Job being governor of Louisiana and I have no time to be pushing the president of the United States around." Long, who hns Just returned from a vacation in Arizona, received reporters In gray, stripped pajamas, with a bathrobe thrown over them. He looked refreshed and snfd his "health Is good and I feel fine." His personal physician ordered married Iier just before his arrest "for the purpose of sealing her lips." Mr, Stork Makes Quick De/ivery on Mud Island MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 13. fUPI —Mrs. onclda Knight and her six- pound baby boy were doing nicely today nt a hospital after (he stork had made a quick delivery In a fishing shack on Mud Island In the Mississippi. Choppy waters hru! prevented (lie removal of Mrs. Knight in a row- bout to the Memphis shore, ami whQn Mrs, Knight's fattier rowed across the river for help the Memphis Yacht Club dispatched a vessel. But Instead of one hospital-bound patient the yacht delivered mother and baby to shore to a waiting am- Innce Truman Finds Support In Indiana, Louisiana \ WASHINGTON. April IS, , U PI | —President Truman yesterday re i <-eivcd assurances of support for I his nomination from Democratic i Icatlers of Indiana niid Louisiana 1 Pleas Greenlec. Indiana Democratic state chairman, told Mr. Truman he thought the president uis doing a "wonderful job" and that he would receive the support of Indiana Democrats. Greenlee said he found the Pre - idcnt "confident" about the forthcoming campaign. I Sen Allen J. Ellender, D., La. said he informed the President that it would be "folly" for the party to i change to another candidate. Ellender came to the While House primarily to discuss the long-range farm program. He said Mr. Tru man was "somewhat concerned" about efforts to establish alternative parity systems and hoped Con- frcf S would write a single fair for- niula. per bottle naitiWi in »pul»r titore, Hi Sure as the Stars Seagram's 4**^ Sure SEAGRAM'S 7CROWN. BLENDED WHISKEY. 86.8 Proof. 65K Grain Ntutril Spiiils™ • Seagnm.DislilletsCorpofjtion.ClifyslerBuiliiing.NewYork Woman Visits Husband In Jail and Stays On LAFAYETTE. Ga.. April 13. (UP) Only the KAISER and FRAZER have it ! TRUE ECONOMY- with Your Kind of Driving ^^~-_ - I *9 SS^S'H L '*-°/!n»..- ' «.._ /' C S I, "1C rt i a «<?<| Kr A ''Vh, , >t *TrV^ L & if/n/i 'v'/t MI*! 'rt in ^ V'* —&~^:A -*y .3^~*-—- rKsvi:-^-,' ^J r "^^ ^..oC^ ^^ r^g: As f^'\l> fj ^ - %^^^^ r -$& No matter what speeds they drive or roads they travel.. . Gasoline Bills are Lower in a KAISER or a FRAZER How many more miles per gallon will you get from your 1948 Kaiser or'Fra.er? There is only one honest answer. Mileage varies with, the speed von drive over the roads you travel. It may be anything Mpto 26 or more miles per fiallon. Thousands of K-F owners verify this. V e , /„ wrc ,, caxc „ report many more miles per gallon from their trazcr.thanfrom car they drove before four 1948 models now on Top Economy for 'IS! —others claim It—-Kniscr- Kra/.cr delivers it! Among 19IS full-sized American motor cars, only the Kaiser and the Frn/.er have highest compression engines as standard equipment. That alone means less waste and more wallop in every drop of ftasoline yon buy. You ftet nc\v power ami a combination of top performance with top economy that is brand new to motoring in pr;'ce.' See them! You'll insist we let you drive one! FOODS Elliott Johns, Prop. FOR REFRESHMENT AT ANY TIME! Our Restaurant Has Been Redecorated For Your Comfort JOHNS CAFE 409 West Main FOR ONE PENNY, YOU CAN •INUIHI FACTORY f»«T$, WHtl- IVI» YOU 00. ONI Of 1HI « lAKCItT AuroMOtIK DMlrt OKCANTZAriOMS IN 1HI WORLD "61" Motor Company North 6th Street Phone 2142 Light a 100-walt bulb almost 3 hours, or run A radio for ft whole evening, or * iave ' ne corrccl lim« for about a week, or wash 3 full tub* of laundry.' IT is, too, when you figure in time and energy and general wcar-and-tear! As a matter of fact, one cent's worth of electricity will clean a large rug and 5 others like it in less time, than it takes to drag them down to the yard for beating! Electricity docs dollar duly for penny prices, not only for rug-beating, but for countless other household tasks. It costs much more to make and deliver today, but the average family still gets twice as much electric service for its money as it got 20 years ago. Yes, the cost of electricity is low—but not by accident. That's because you're using electricity for more and more tasks. Moreover, your friends and neighbors in this company—under sound business management—have used their skill and experience to make electricity the biggest bargain in your budget. I,l«tcn to Ihe Electric Hour—THR HOUR Or CHARM. Svmrtsjs. 4:38 C m. CST. CBS. ' On Avernc* Household Rates Ark-Mo Power Co.

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