The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1947 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 24, 1947
Page 12
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fAGK TWELV* Tnroan Pardons Draff Violalors 1;523 ff**d in Tim* For Christmas After Amnesty Beard Report WASHINGTON, Dec. 24— (UP)- Presiclent Truman yesterday granted Christmas pardons for 1,523 violators of the. Wartime Selective Service Act, Including a. number of conscientious' objectors. Government officials could not **j how many persons «ou>d be released from custody by the president's action. Most of the 1,523, however, already have been freed. Principal.effect of the presidential •ction was to restore the political and civil rights'of those pardoned. The president* acted on the basis of a report by his amnesty board headed by Owen j. Roberts, former associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme court. The .board-reported that of 15,895 aejeottve aerYlce violation cases It considered, only 636 remained in federal- conlinemeht. The''board, appointed by Mr. Truman Dec. J|3, 1946, reported that it, had reviewed each case on Us merits with the. idea of recommending individual pardons. It decided (hot "no gr.oub should be granted am-, sws!j : , as such.' 1 : \ '. "Past' history Reviewed RecqrnmerKtalions for' pardons were made, after * review of such data as family htsUrry, school and work records, prior criminal hlsUjrv, if any, tellglolls affiliations and, practices,'-'selective service history, | nature and circumstances of of- ' fcnse and other 'matters. "At least two thl,ro:s of the j cases considered were those ofj wilful violation, not based on religious scruples," the board reported, i ." ; No amnesty, was granted for violators .with past serious criminal records which indicated they had "ho respect for the law or the civil right* to which they might have beejj restored." , Instead, the board 'sought primarily to grant amn-sty for those whose violation was due to Ignorance. Illiteracy, misunderstanding or religious scruples. The report diet riot denl with mental cases, most of which still are In mental institutions "with little or no chance • of recovery." Prior to the amnesty proclamation. Mr. Truman had. in effect, rejected a proposal by Sen. William E. Jenner, R., Ind., that he grant "general amnesty" as a Christmas gift for service-men convicted of minor offenses. Troops Leave Italy World'* Smallest Radio Transmitter Given To Truman WASHINGTON, Dec. 34 (UP) — •resident Truman yesterday got J, miniature short wave radio transmitter, no bigger than a cigaret <se, as a Christmas present. The vest pocket transmitter im- ledlatoly was chrlstned "Station independence"—In honor of Mr. Trumar>'.s home town of Independence, Mo. ' The president wait on tht air a ;w moment* after he got the ransmltter. The tiny radio, * development of irtlme discoveries by the National ureau of Standard*, broadcast* 1 a wave length of «.575 mega- ycles. But the range Is only about JOO feet. The set was given the President bj William C. Foster, Undersecretary if Commerce; Dr. E. u. Condon, llrector of the bureau, and Dr. Cie- do Briinnettl, bureau inv«ntor and pioneer in small radio transmitters, particularly the proximity fuse. Condon called the radio a "walk- ee-no-back-talkee" transmitter The President can talk Into It but hears nothing In return. To be sure that Mr. Truman's The American img is lowered in Leghorn, Italy as the last American troops quit Italy alter four years In th« Mediterranean theater. (NEA Rndlo-Telcphoto.) Superintendent Dies HANOVER, N. H., Dec. 24 (UP) — Donald S. Smith, S2. sliperintendeilt for the Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital »t Dartmouth College since 1936, died • at the institution yesterday after a brief illness. Aritona is the only pest-free citrus area in the United States. A numismatist' Is a .person interested In coins". • Navy Reserve Lieutenant Dies in Plane Accident GLOUCESTER. Mass., Dec. 24 (UP)—Reserve Lt. Joseph F. Tuml- ckl, 25, of Norwich, Conn., was killed today when his Wavy fighter plane apparently developed en- Kiuee trouble on a routine training flight and crasher) into the Atlantic Ocean four miles from this fishing port. Tumlcki was flying in formation with four other Nevy planes from the Stiuantum Naval Air Base to Portsmouth, N. H., when the crash orcurred. Crewmen of a Coast Guard motor lifeboat on patrol In the area said Tumickl's plane suddenly went Into a sleep dive and plunged into the water. His body was recovered by * lobster fisherman who helped transfer it to the motor lifeboat. The body was taken to the Gloucester Coast Guard Station. Read Courier New» Wanl Ads. IN BOTTLES AND AT FOUNTAINS Pepsi-Cola Company, long Ittand City, N. T Franchiser! Bottler: Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Blytheville MORELAND'S MUSIC STUDIO //I ill 'If It's Music, We Have It' Our Terms Arc the Easiest Known Concerning The Purchase of a Piano A small down payment will insurt a lovely gift to the entire family and for added beauty to the home nothing can compare to the prestige of • Spinet piano! The kiddies will enjoy the story of "Tubby the Tuba" as loir! l,v Dannv from °" reC ° rdS ' ° lher fi " e r ' Curd " * nd rCCOIt1 alhllms to ch( »> se ' Buy Now and Have Your Purchase Delivered On Christmas Eve 100 MILES FREE DELIVERY Radios— 10% Off • Stewart- Warner . • W«stinghout« • Croiley • Majestic • Several Good Trade-ins priced for quick tale AMPLIFIERS — tound equipment for oil instruments Battery Speaker for rent by day or week Our piano tuners will b« glad to give an estimate on » Ume joh or com£ LZnM TF r ° r an> ' make Pi8nn - Their * ork "*&» '«'"" Mir— complete satisfaction or no charge. Open Tonight "Til 9:00 o'clock MORELAND'S MUSIC STUDIO 316 South 2nd Street 'New Look' in Motorcycles WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1947 This aluminum-plated, streamlined motorcycle is on display at the Milan Exposition in the Italian city. The seat can be raised or lowered by means of the handle being turned by a mechanic (Photo by NBA-Acme staff correspondent Julius Humi.) calls are received the scientists knew Ihc six-ounce transmitter Is also gave him a small commercial i the smallest ever made H was mo- short wave receiver. Any call the ' President makes can be picked up on the usual home shortwave sets— if they're within 200 feet of the president. Condon said that as far as he duced at (lie bureau ns a novelty more than a staple commodity, lie said. Read Courier News Want Ads. RAILROAD FIREMAN -18- Railroad Fireman Held For Carving Initials On Girl LOS ANGELES, Dec. 24 (UP) — A pretty 10-year-old brunette told police yesterday that a railroad fireman carved 1m Initials in her lip while holding her captive In his Hotel room tor a week Mrs. Helen Miller said Donald Graeif, 28, told her I W(mted to show everybody you belong to me • Police said they round Jagged, three-inch letters cut deeply into her flesh. They held Graeff on suspicion of kidnaping and mayhem and questioned him oil the unsolved "Black Dahlia" mutilation murder "Graeff shows definite sadistic tendencies." Lt. Charles King said. "II allowed to go out of control, a person with these tendencies is very capable of committing the type of sex murder suffered bv Elizabeth Short." Mrs. Miller, of Phoenix, Ariz., said she met Graeff after a month of looking for her estranged husband here loft her penniless. "Come up to my hotel room and I'll take care of you," she quoted Graeff as sajing. "Once he got me in his room," she said, "he grabbed me and threat- Marriage License The following couples obtained m marriage license yesterday in the office of Miss Elizabeth Blythc, county clerk: Y. L. Cockrell and Miss Eulah Pickle, both of Blytheville. Jack Thomas Hale and Miss Eugenia Crawford, both of Blythe- vllte. Church Plans Service Early Christmas Day The Enoch Chape) A.M.E. Church will have services Christmas morning, 4 o'clock, In the Chapel. Rev.' F. S. Shaw has chosen as his subject for the sermon, "O Ye Bethlehem. " Read Courier News Want Ad». ened to kill me i» I ever left him." Two days ago he decided to brand her with his Initials. He threw her unclothed on th* bed, she said, and sliced the letters inio her hip with a razor-sharp knife. He threatened to . miiltilau her even worse, when she cried out, she said. Officers said Graeff told them that "when I get, drunk I don't know what I'm doing." ... to wish one and all a Christmas brimming over with laughter, song and good cheer—a New Year filled with health and happiness. May the lights on your tree be symbolic of the brightness ahead—may the glow of the Yule log fill hearts with eternal warmth, everlasting friendship and good will." Blytheville Laundry-Dry Cleaners

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