The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 20, 1955 · Page 18
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 18

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 20, 1955
Page 18
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PAOTIKJKTMK BLYTHEVILLK (ARK.)' COURIER , DECEMBER 20,195« New Laws Sought for Crime in Air- Right Now it's Legal No-Man's Space By DOUGLAS LARSEN NBA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NBA) — It may require an amendment to the U. S. Constitution to close dangerous gaps which in order to cover aviation exist in the U. S. legal code crimes. K will definitely require new international treaties to close the same gaps in foreign air travel. U S. attorneys and members of Congress are working on this question Th« basic trouble is the fact that a»r over the U. S., the .high seas and foreign lands is now n legal no- man's space. There Is nothing comparable to the body of maritime law on shipping to cover aircraft. . National attention is focused on this problem by the recent crash of a United Air Lines DC-6B out of Denver, Colo., which killed 44 persons John Gilbert Graham \v»s charged with murder after admitting to the FBI he planted dynamite in the luggage of his mother who was on the plane. He has since denied guilt. There was quick public outrage over the legalities of the case when Graham first had to be held on a technical charge of sabotage which carries only a. 10-year maximum prison sentence. But because the dynamite planting and the crash both took place in Colorado, a state charge oi murder was quickly placed against Graham. There is no federal law covering murder. It's an authority reserved for the states. H »h« crash had been to another state, however, Graham might have been held for months on the sabotage charge while the tangled trial Jurisdiction litigation was ironed out. There are no established legal precedents covering this p*oblem. Bow Rizley, chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board, first asked that the sabotage law be changed to permit the death penalty, or life imprisonment if death resutt*. But attorneys for CAB and Civil Aeronautics Authority are studying the entire field of aviation )«w to plag all present loopholes. Tbcr believe Hie word "sabotage" may carry the wrong connotation. There is a federal law providing death or life imprisonment for WlHng a person by "wrecking" a train. This co'ild be amended 10 include "wrecking" an aircraft, they su-y. Also, tiie present sabotage law under which Graham was First charged only applies because commercial plnues are pavl of the U.S. Air Force reserve fleet. The law should be changed to bring them under federal law automatically, attorneys claim. CAA's Chief Counsel, Robert P. Boyle, is chairman of a committee of the American Bar Association looking in aviation law. He cites a tSTJical problem: "Suppose one, man shoots anoth- Wisconsin Houses Are Selling Cheap SPARTA, Wis. IB — Two hod- room houses are selling here for $150 doitai and payments of $16 n month for 25 years. The home.s were part of a Fed- em! Housing Administration project erected by private ownership when nearby Camp McCoy was operating at capacity during the Korean War. When the camp we deactivated, . the private ownership failed. PHA, which had insured the loans, took over. It is now di:;po,s ing of them. A two - bedroom, no - basement model sells for §3,000 on a down p-.iyme.nt of $150 ,ivnd payments of $lfi monthly on 25-year mongnfics. Duplexes, also without basements and with two bedrooms in each living unit, sell for $6,000 with S30C down and $32 a month. The only stipulation is that th< buyers live in them. They canno! be sold to investors for resale 01 rental. There are :i. r ) structures being sold and ;ill have been "spoken for," an FHA agent said. Dolphin Schoo! Was Unexpected ABART, Japan (fl'j—This sler-py fishing hamlet, south of Tokyo was reaping an unexpected Christinas harvest Friday—a school of 2,000 dolphin. Each dolphin Is about five feel long and worth more than $5. The $10,000 marine boniuv/,a in real nt' to 2,600 fisher folk who normally wrest a meager, living from the A lookout spotted the school Tuesday and moused the villagers. Every able-bodied man, woman and child took to the boats. They formed a ring around the school of bin marine mammals and, beating madly on empty tin cans, drpve them into Arari Bay, Th«n they scaled the entrance with their tiny boats. About 590 dolphin flopped onto the white sandy bench. Villagers rushed thesfi to market, The village headman ordered the others left to swim In the natural aquarium. "We'll ruin the price tf we take them out all at once," ho can tloned. Fishermen predict Ui« school will iMt for week* if h*rv««ted fttowljr. VICTIM OF PLANE-BOMBER is carried from wreckage after crash lhat took 41 lives and stirred need for ;iir crime law er in a plane .flying 'blind' at 20,000, amendment to give federal juris- 1 feet over New'EujUnud? Ii would: diction on such matters, the e> i be virtually impossible 10 deter- ! perts atrree. , mine the exact, state over which! Because the 21st Amendment the turne wis commuted Wh stite jinf-sUu-Urni one Knous no\. appl\ 9 No The same absence of clear-cut jurisdiction applies to enforcement of state food and drug; laws in aircraft and litigation which might arise from births, deaths or contracts made aloft. It might take a constitutional , sptc-ifiL UK _upb the stifts r\rln j sne authomi to control the silt j of liquor, serving alcoholic drinks | on planes is an especially knotty problem for [lie airlines. U. S. attorneys have no answer to .this one. Several years ago . Congress passed a law which makes maritime jurisdiction apply to aircraft. This was done after two Puerto Ricans were freed on charges of JOHN G. GRAHAM, held for putting' bomb on plane in Colo- ratio, also sparked air-law study. beating the pilot of a plane en! route to New York. Tiiis lesal sap is now closed for j flights aboard U. S. airlines. But! international aviation law has ncv- j or been fixed by treaties. ce cream HOWBALLS ****** * * lastemark * ** ** LIFE Eyes will sparkle with delight when you serve this elegant new dessert. It's so all-fired pretty you almost hate to eat it. And it's even better eatin' than lookin'. Snosvballs are cool spheres of velvety vanilla ice cream snuggled inside a crispy coating of fresh shred• ded coconut. They're crowned with holly berries and le.ivoi made of creamy icing, and a c.indk that really lights. Your favorite food store has your pack- tge of 6 Snowballs... <ach a complete ic* o«am dessert with its own candle and doily. And thii out-of-this-world trcM k at your fountun, too. Don't deny yourself the joy of serving and •aling (hit hoM*r fcMt. TWr low BOM wH For A Man's Christmas Give Clothing... Every man needs a topcoat! From our large selection you can dinose the one that will suit him and his needs best. 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