The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 6, 1952 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 6, 1952
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THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 1952 Officers Freed In Mississippi Civil Rights Trial Negro Veteran Said He Was Whipped to" Force a Confession JACKSON. MI Ml , OP, _ A whlte Jury look only 45 minutes to return n verdict of innocent in the civil rights trial of five Mississippi law officers accused of heating a handcuffed Negro prisoner. Former sheriff Robert. K Lee. 33. and four deputies were acquit-' ted on all counts at the enrt o( a two-day trial yesterday. The trial was hiehlichteti by conflicting versions of the whipnln?. Lee and the Negro. 25-year-old Murry Sunshine 'Gray, an Eighth Army truck driver flown here from Korea, both testified. Lee said he whipped Gray with a "slap stick' — a leather strip about a foot long with a handle- when Gray tried to escape. Lee denied that any of the .deputies took part in the whipping. Gray testified he was forced to remove his clothes, waj handcuffed to a pine tree, and was flogged to make him confess to a burglary. The case started in July. 1950. chen a filling station was burglarized in the small South Mississlpp tovro of Magnolia. Gray, then a civilian, fcrrnerly had \vorked at the station and was arrested for questioning. The next day, Lee testified. Gray told him. "All right. I'll take you where the money is hidden." Lee said he and the deputies] drove Gray to a remote wooded | area where the prisoner said the money was hidden, The deputies spread out to search the underbrush. Lee continued, while he remained with Gray. The former sheriff said Gray marie a break and ran about 50 lo 75 yards before he could overtake him. They began fighting. Lee add- td. and he used the "slap stick" to fllbrhje the prisoner. Lee said he then handcuffed Gray- to a tree, but denied the prisoner was flogged while helpless. Deputy Frank Smith, another defendant, gave testimony similar to that of Lee. The defendants wzre acquitted BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER TRROT * 4 * STAR * STORES * FOUR OF YOUR HOME-OWNED GROCERY STORES r iiil AFTERNOON IN ISMAILIA—This Egyptian road, well-trnveled by nallves riding burros or carrying their loads atop their heads, might be the setting for a peaceful Biblical story. It nv^ht, excepl for the machine-gun, manned by a British soldier . that covers the road. The area near Ismailia has been (he scene of violence and bloodshed among Egyptian rioters and police and the British troops stationed there to guard the vital Suez Canal Zone against Egyptian threats to "throw the British out." Mother Hangs Three Children -Then Takes Her Own Life ROSLYN HEIGHTS. N. Y: lAPi —A Long Island mother hanged her three <mall children with their cowboy .belts yesterday and then '<'.•:'. i,:i own life file hame way. Neighbors found the children hanging from the bed posts in their downstairs betiroom. Upstairs, the mother had used another cowboy belt to take her own life. The victims were Mrs. Mary G. Klcm. 30: Frank Jr. 6; Richard, 4. and Margaret. 13 month?, The father. Frank J, Klem, a of charges of beating the Negro and of conspiring to violate his civil rights. The other defendants were J. J. Montfourt. Nolen Wall and Andy Jones. draftsman, was working in New York City when the tragedy occurred. Later. Klein told police his wife had been "acting nervous" and had threatened several times lo take her life. New Training Center Set EDMONTON. Alta, I/P,_A sparse- !y-.-clt!cri chunk of bush .-•* I inus- krp country along the Alberta- Saskatchewan boundary 175 mlefs northeast of .Edmonton Is l>ein<* converted into a super-bombing | and rocket range for the H.C.A.F. • The 14 million dollar project will I provide a mammoth airport which I will have an ultimate population of [ 5,000 air force personnel and their families. Ragged Man Leaves Cash To Bank Clerk TORONTO Wi_A1vin Poser was a dirty, ragged, racpicker who lived alone in squalor. He used to bring money into a trust company for deposit and some of the employes there tried to nvoid waiting on him. So he kept coming to George Ernest Buchanan, an executive of the company, who believed In "treating every customer as best I know how." Buchanan said Poser came to the trust company In 1018 with S5.0CO Aided by Buchanan's investment advice, it, grew to S25.000. The old ragpicker, aged 70. died II days ago. He left J15.000 to Buchanan, the will disclosed yesterday. Some Lucky Lady is GOING T WIN (Absolutely Free) 264 50 Home Freezer At the Sears, Roebuck and Company Free Demonstration 'clock Tonight at the Woman's Building Mississippi County Fairgrounds No Admission Charge DeninnsfratioTi Conducted by Mrs. Melon Cart, Home Service Adviser, Ark-.Mo Power Co. and Miss Elizabeth Moss, Home Economist, Miss. Co. 1 Kleclrie Co-op. Ark-Mo Power Co. Young Fryers Swift's tender, fuily dressed Ib. 45 c MARGARINE Goldricli. In Colored Quarters Ib. Eherdt's GATEWAY STORE 2101 Hose Street Cecil Lowe's GRO. & MKT. 532 No. fith Slrcct Luttrell's GRO. & MKT. fith & Chicknsiuvba Taste Like Fresh Berries! Tennessee Frozen 12oz. pkg. Pickard's GRO. & MKT. Kill Chickasawba 25 APEF Sweet, juicy fresh, No. 70 size EA. * 4 * STAR * STORES * FOUR OF YOUR HOME-OWNED GROCERY STORES PACKERS IX/^Xwil Xki I VW Premium Crackers - crisp, thin saltines Ib. pkg. Rcclfonl or WILSON'S PICNIC HAMS ,,,340 Sine on lllis special! KRAFT SALAD OIL pl 290 A bif saving! Slianmirk POTTED MEAT No. 2 can Jack Rpral TURNIP GREENS .100 Famous biscuit mix BISQUICK 450 Kasy-ln-iise CAKE MIX BETTY CROCKER 3 fnr 900 Coffee Shop or LA ROMA COFFEE ,, hag .770 1'ure While CANESUGAR 5^450 Sitvc now on PETMILR 3±44|! Ifi n/.. c:in Del Mnnlc PINEAPPLE JUICE 250 Campbell's TOMATO SOUP ra J00 Fresh, lender CRISP CELERY All Prices Good Friday & Saturday Eberdt's GATEWAY STORE 21 ni Kosc Street * Cecil Lowe's GRO. & MKT. 532 No. 6lh. Street « * Luttrell's GRO. & MKT. 6lh. & Chtckasawba * Pickard's GRO. & MKT. 10J4 Chlcknsawba

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