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THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 195R BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREI 10 Puerto Ricans Are Convicted on Conspiracy Charge NEW YORK (AP) A.federal.court jury early today convicted 10 Puerto Hican Nationalist party members of seditious conspiracy after deliberating the case for nearly 16 hours. THREE POINTS-Paris designer Pierre Cardin scores a ringer by stringing a heavy silver horseshoe around milady's delicate neck. Cardin says no other jewelry should be worn with the necklace, which sounds like good news for the not-too- strong fairer sex. Irate Solon Slaps Reporter JACKSON, Miss. i/P}—Kup. Guy Krebs shipped a .seated reporter on the House floor yesterday without warning .after telling the newsman: j "What do you mc;an writing this! about me?" j Charles HitLs, Capitol reporter lor j the Jackson Clarion-Lodger, was | seated at the press utblc when j Krebs came up. Krebs pulled oft j Hills' glnsses and shipped him. Rep. Chalmers Alexander jumped between them. Later Krebs told the House, "I did something this n Her noon . . . in haste. I was mad and I'm sorry I did it." He did not say anything to Hills. An llth man was acquitted. The group had been charged with trying to bring about the "political independence of Puerto Rico from the United States by force and violence and armed revolution," Testimony at the trial Jinked the Nationalist party with the 1950 attempt to assassinate former President Truman and the wounding of five congressmen in the U.S. House of Representatives March 1, 1054. 27 Connections In charging the jury, Judge John P. X. McGohey said it must decide whether the defendants helped in these shootings. If the jury found that, the shootings were the isolated act of a few persons unaided by the defendants, the jury could not consider them against the defendants, he said. The new convictions brought to 27 the number of Nationalist party members who hiive been convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, seditious charges in the past six months. As in previous cases, the 10 face up to six years in prison and $5,000 in fines or both. Sentencing was set for March 31. s One Actjtilled The defendant acquitted was Serafin Solon Alovera, 43, New York. Trial testimony linked him with party membership in 1949 and placed him at a Nationalist dance in 1053. Those convicted were: Estaban Quinones Escute, San- li;igo Gonzales Castro, Antonio Herrara Moreno. Pedro Aviles and Mrs. Carmen • Dolores Torresola, all of New York. Juan Hernandez Valle, of Puerto Rico, and Miguel Vargas Nieves, Maximino Pedraza Martinez, Angel Luis Arzola and Julio Flores Medina, all of Chicago. Moral: Keep Opinions to Self BRIDGEPORT. Conn, ifl'y— Alton F. Nile;;, -18, of Newtown, wrote a note to the "Live Letter" column of the Bridgeport Post recently complaining that all girls are "gold- diggers" and not "desirous of a home and family" His letter drew a reply from Mrs. Leg Saves Life BOSTON (rf'j—Geortje A. Kkilibs, 35, toppled into the pit of the Park Street subway station hist nifshl. His left ICR fell across tlu- lethal third rail whicli supplies elect rid t-y to run the trains. But, ho esi.'aprd with only a lacerated foivhend. His left leg wns a wooden one. Murie P. North, 30, of Bridgeport who has been a widow for three years. They met three weeks ago. The .society column hi yester- i •:[ay'.s Bridgeport Telegram carried j an announcement that Mrs. North • and Nile.s will be married March 19 at his hdinc. LITTLf LIZ— Most men never learn about women, but they seem ro hove a lot of fun trying. ««*** Pace DAWSON. Neb. //Vi—A 12-year- old Hereford cow on the VVirsell Witler farm near here gave birth this week to quadruplets — three l)i 111 culves and one heifer, all hfulthy. The cow has a past record of six pairs of twins and two single calve.s. WORLD CALENDAR—Sue Felt, of Philadelphia, Pa., shows a new world calendar which is being considered by the UN. The calendar would divide the year into four quarters of 91 days each. An extra day called Worldsday would be added at the end of December, and during leap year, an additional day called Leapyear Day would be added to the end of June. The extra days, lettered "W," would be world holidays. In her left hand, Sue holds a month of a 1582 calendar and a month of a 1752 calendar. Falls City Has Eye for Economy LINCOLN, Nub. W—Fttlls City Is it first class city under Nebraska law. Hut it isn't so listed. It's second class. Wonder why? Well, a legislative committee was told Wednesday it's becau.se the city has a "very altruistic government." This all mum; out when Atty. P. A. Huljonsireii of Palls City appeared to ask 'that second class cities be ^iven power to regulate i rales. That's a power first cluss cities have. When he got through, Secretary C. E. Heals of the Nebraska UM^UI; ol Municipalities pointed uijt Uuit Falls City is a first class cuy "but never .sent in its certifi- That brought a quick "why" irom the government committee members. HeheiLstrciL grinned and said, "We have a very altruistic government. It can run cheaper as a second class city than as a first class city, because of the smaller salaries, and save the people some money." Nebraska law permits the Legislature to set city salaries and naturally those for first class oitiea — any one with a population of over 5,000 — are higher than for second class cities. Palls City's population is 6,203. The committee said R would think over Hebenstrelt's gas bill proposal, The cheerful songs of tree frogs arc heard most often during damp weather and before a storm. Italy's Folk Songs Tell of Love And of Hate, Expert Discloses By WEBB McKINLEY ROME UR — Alan Lomax, a big, 40-year-old New Yorker, collects folk music. He believes a nation's civilization — particularly Its attitude toward women — is reflected in its folk songs and in the way men sing them. Lomax's father, the,late John A. Lomax, was curator of folk music in the Library of Congress. Alan was Assistant curator. With his father he traveled for thousands of" miles in America recording the music of mountaineers, Negroes and Indians. He has edited 14 albums of folk songs, from Europe, Asia and America. Now In Italy With his tape recorder Lomax came to Italy last July. Since then he has crawled up mountains, lurked in olive groves, rocked in boats and dodged traffic in cities with an ear to the sounds made by Italians. 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Women are accepted as equals in most matters, and the attitude toward life is open and free. People like to sing together, and their voices are "open-throated, like laughter." Bound by Tradition By contrast, southern Italy is bound by traditions. Many women wear veils, and they are regarded more as property than as equals. 'You can hear the difference in the folk music," Lomax said. "It's solo singing, and the songs tell of suffering. There's a whole form of song in Calabria reviling women who have disappointed men in love. The voices are closed and they don't blend. They sound more like cries, in Arabic style." North of Florence, he heard what sounded like primitive opera — Ligurian peasants singing in chorus, waving their hands in operatic gestures. 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