The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 27, 1956 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 27, 1956
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TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 1958 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Red Hunters Aided by Supreme Court's Ruling on Immunity Law By JAMES MARLOW Associated Press News Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department, armed with a new weapon just handed it by the Supreme Court, will now go ahead with the job of trying to make reluctant witnesses unravel some Red conspiracies in the United States. The court yesterday upheld the immunity law passed in 1954 by Congress to make unwilling witnesses — Communists or non-Communists — testify in court cases involving national security. Spying, for instance. , __^_ This law says that it a witness before a federal grand Jury or congressional committee investigating a case involving national security refuses to testify—on the grounds he might incriminate himself— then: He can be guaranteed that he won't be prosecuted. What if he still refuses? He can be cited for contempt and jailed. But the court limited Itself to saying this law could be used by the Justice Department in making grand jury investigations. It did not—and specifically said it did not—say it was all right for congressional committees to use it. The court may rule later in the committees' favor. 5th Amendment Grand juries and congre'sslonal committees have been hampered in their inquiries into communism by witnesses' use of the Fifth Amendment, which says » man cannot be forced to testify to anything which might Incriminate him. Once » man clams UP behind this nmendment neither t jury nor a committee can tell whether he really has anything to fear or Is just refusing to talk to protect friends or acquaintances. Yet, the amendment Is Intended to protect only the witness himself from saying anything ' which might lead to his own prosecution. Congress two years ago passed the immunity law, which applies only when a witness in a national security case Invokes the Fifth Amendment before a grand Jury or congressional committee. This can be done: tlje Justice .Department or the committee can ask a federal judge to promise the witness h« will not be prosecuted for anything he says, even though he Involves himself In a crime In the security case In question by his testimony. Working On Iti Own Thla wipes out any need for the Fifth Amendment in his case. The promise of Immunity .takes the place of the Fifth Amendment in protecting him from prosecution. Having been offered Immunity In exchange for his • testimony, If he still won't talk ht can be cited for contempt and Jailed. This is what happened when a federal grand jury, making the first use of the 1954 law, questioned William Ludwig Ullmann about a wartime Washington spy ring. He invoked the Fifth Amendment, was granted immunity, refused to talk, was sentenced to six months in jail, and appealed all the way up to the Supreme Court. Now, with the court upholding 'Private' Water Line Turns Into Non-Profit Public Utility MOKANE, Mo. tfl — For nearly 40 years people have been casually hooking onto Mrs. Ruby Bonham's private water line. Now she has a public utility that doesn't pay, but they won't let her quit. It wasn't her line to begin wih — it belonged to her father, Dr. W. H. Williamson. About 1919 he permitted some neighbors to hook onto z pipe that ran from his well to his house. Later he laid a pipe from the well to his office in this eastern 'Missouri hamlet; and folks started connecting to that "main." Mrs. Bonham, wife of a Denver, Colo., physician, inherited the line when her lather retired live years ago. Since then she's been trying to run it by long distance and figures she's netted Just about $50. "I never knew anyone was connected until after it was done," she said yesterday. Even the high school was connected without her knowledge. Since then the school and a locker plant have been put on meters, she said, but nobody reads the meters. And when she raised her rate from S2 to S2.50 a month she got a lot of squawks. She tried to sell out to the town of Mokane, population 500. But the city fathers said they weren't Interested in her price: S8.000. In despair, she asked the Missouri Public Service Commission to let her just quit. Then 43 residents of Mokane filed a protest. That was the eye-opener, she said as the commission opened a hearing in nearby Jefferson City today. She'd had only 39 people on her list of customers. Those other four, she let it be known, are going to have to pay up. Piano Went, He Did, Too DENVER t/n— He said If the piano went, so would he. The piano went and so did he. That was the testimony of Mrs. Nancy B. Woll, who was granted a divorce from Ruben Wolf, 39. She testified her husband came home last Christmas Eve with a piano that she said they couldn't afford. She sent It back. She hasn't seen him since. Won't Wear Expensive Wedding Hosiery, Grace, Margaret Say DETROIT W—Margaret Truman and Grace Kelly say there is no truth in the report of California hosiery maker that they will wear special wedding hose he made for them. Willys De Mond said in Detroit yesterday he had made "as a gift" three $650 pair of diamond-flecked stockings for Miss Truman and some pearl-trimmed $150-a-pair hose for Miss Kelly. • Miss Truman, daughter of former President Truman, said In New York there was "no truth" In the statement. She said she wouldn't accept the stockings "as a gift." Miss' Kelly, the movie actress, said she had received no such stockings. A friend In her New York apartment said the story was not true. A friend of Miss Truman's Mar- the law, a Justice department spokesman said it will go ahead with Its Investigations. garet,Carson, said Miss Truman "is going to weir nice plain stockings just like any other girl would wear for her wedding." De Mond was unavailable for comment. Miss Truman is to marry newsman Clifton Daniel April 21. Miss Kelly is to marry Prince Rainier ni of Monaco April 18. PANCAKE BREAKFAST _ Dell School Cafteria Saturday, March 31st 5:30 to 10 a.m. 50c Per Person Sponsored By Dell Kiwanis Club MOST of u« expect to be tricked on April Fool's ,day, «nd we can join ID the fun with our tricksters. But being tricked on other days Isn't so funny. Take thi. mitter of "cheap" federal electric power. It's "cheap" for the people who get it only because you and other taxpayers pay part of their electric bills. First your taxes help pay for the government power plants that serve the folks in thi. privileged class. And, second, the taxes you pay in your electric bill have to beMgher because they don't pay a fair share of taxes in theirs. So when you hear about "cheap" federal power, think of the trick tb»l'l behind it. Remember-one of the victim! of that trick is you/ Ark-Mo Power Co. Swindlers Turn Purse Snarchers ST. LOUIS W)—When a swindling attempt failed, a woman grabbed a purse containing $5,000 from a 75-year-old housekeeper yesterday and escaped. Mrs. Mae Smith told police two women said they found a package containing 19,000 in a downtown store. Mrs. Smith agreed to put up some cash of her own as a good faith gesture in return for a share of the money. The two women accompanied her to a bank, where she withdrew 15,000. Mrs. Smith became suspicious when one of-them led her into an alley but as she started to leave the woman snatched her purse and fled. Minnesota and Wisconsin are the only two states still prohibiting colored margarine. Wanger Hat Attack HOLLYWOOD VPt Movie producer Walter Wanger is resting today at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital til- er a slight heart attack. Wanger, 61, was stricken yesterday while undergoing an electrocardiogram fct the hospital. Dr. Clarence A. Gross said the producer, husband of actress Joan Bennett, will remain in the hospital for two weeks. Quick Relief that Lasts! PILE PAIN Thornton-Minor Ointment is a complete formula with special ingredients to' relieve itching, burn* ing, psin and reduc* swelling, Goes to work instantly; lute for hour*. Proved clinic formula — ointment or suppositories, Sl.OO. Insist on Thornton-Minor Pile Ointment — at all drug store*. CHS PLAT NIGHT — The group standing on stage after Play Night at Caruthersville High School inclulde the cast of the winning play and winners of Individual acting awards. Pictured are (left to right) Bob Bartholomew, general stage manager; Barry Trainor, 'senior; Mrs. Harriet Yost, one of the judges; Lee Bennett Jones, sen- ior; Mrs. Lorene Cunningham, director of the first-place senior play; Otis White, senior, best supporting actor; Jerry Lyell, senior, best actor; Diana Daulton, freshman, best supporting actress; Jerry Piggins, senior; Mary Bernard, freshman, best actress, and Jack Taylor, senior. (Photo by Sanders) Gem-Throwing Fugitive Stopped By Ex-Marine's Hammer Lock NEW YORK (!P) — A lleet-footed parolee, pursued by two detectives flung glittering gems along Park Avenue yesterday after he allegedly ooted two plush apartment. A bullet wound In the left thigh failed to halt his flight, but a 215- pound ex-Marine did. Police said two detectives saw Louis Basile, 31, stroll out of an East 77th Street apartment house with what looked like a laundry bag over his shoulder. They called to him. He dropped the laundry bag and ran. Apartment house doormen lunged at the fleeing figure. A taxicab driver tried to head him off. Basile scampered onto Park Avenue, tossing jewelry as he fled. The detectives fired seven shots. One hit Basile in the thigh and he dropped for a moment. But before he detectives could reach him, he was up and running again. Finally, ex-Marine William Morris, a 28-year-old magazine salesman, cornered Basile in one of ParK Avenue's fenced-in center islands and threw a wrestler's hammerlock on him. Basile was chargeo with burglary. Police said he took more than $10,000 worth of furs and jewelry from the apartments of Marti Stevens, TV actress and daughter of Nicholas Schenck, president of Loew's, Inc.; and Mrs. Anna Cobean, widow of cartoonist Sam Cobean. Basile was on parole after a prison term for unlawful entry. ft/die, Debbie Expecting LOS ANGELES (*—Debbie Reynolds' mother says the. actress-is expecting a baby in November. Mrs. Maxene Reynolds said Debbie, 23, now in the East with her husband, singer Eddie Fisher, 26, telephoned the news. The Fishers were married in New York state last Sept. 25. Actress to Wed HOLLYWOOD W) — Italian-bom actress Marisa Pavan, 23, and French actor Jean Pierre Aumont, I 46, plan to be married today at Santa Barbara. There are more than 6,000 libraries in the United States. They contain a total of more than 100,000,000 volumes. Read Courier News Classified Ads. i Mother- Give Your Child Aspirin FichttblBt * contaiai um, the preferred standard at accurate dome meaiure. Trj ill - Hmlfs Latgest Sel/ini Aspirin fir CMme/l Let Us Worry About Your TERMITE TROUBLE Due to the fact that termites are becoming more prevalent in this country each year, all the new homes, as well as the old, should be under termite insurance. We find a lot of practically new homes with major damage caused by termites. Call us and one of our representatives will explain our termite insurance plan to you. 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