The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1949 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 19, 1949
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MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1949 — . __ Ex-Nazi Field Marshal Sentenced to 18 Years For Wartime Atrocities lly (Irurge ISnultu'uorl HAMBUKO, (jL'iimiiiy, Dec. 19. c-1'j—A British military court today si^teuceil rorincr Field Miirslml Erich von Manstcin to 18 years imprisonment (or atrocities ayamst !>ules and Russians committed by German (roops {luring Hie war. * ManstPin, Just ,,l Killer's K - BLYTHEVILUB (ARK.) COURIER to In' tried by I he victorious allies, dcrlmcil I,, p] ra( j for im , | . C y i He was found suilly on nine spc- (•Ulc c!iar»e.s and was acquitted on /?»''--« other counts. All grew out of alleged utrocities hv cserman troops unrler his command durinR the Nazi invasion of I>o!and and Russia. Thi' president of the court said Hie sentence would date from today. The sentence is subject to confirmation by higher authority. The decisiun to try the German field mnr.shttl after sticli a lengthy ininrisoaiiient had aroused imicii ciiutroi'crsy in Britain, Wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill was among the prominent people ^ 'hr> subscribed to a fund to provide T':ii->lish coimsel to defend him. Throe other German war leaders '•''•re ahi> to have been tried bv the Waller h died lit captivity. Jlrni.-li. nut von Rniarhilsc . I"! Irtish Army doctors ruled that field Marshal Oerd von Rundstedt find Col. Oen. Adolf strands were unfit to stand trial. They were released. Tomorrow. Mnnstcin will be taken 1° prison at Worl, near Ilanun. whr-rr- lie will join two other formi .r Oe:m.m commandcrs-ln-chief. Field Mar>liaU Albert Kesselring and Nikolaus ron Valkenshorst, who are servtn-.' w:u crimes sentences there. r.ast \V:ir Crimes Trial Mansleius face remained impas- sive while the sentence was pro- nouncod. His composure had been shaken only once earlier, when the court announced the. charges on which he had been convicted. Then his face blanched and he looked quickly up to the public eallery where his wife was sitting He regained his poise, however, and quickly assumed a poker face. He was the 938th German to he tried by British military courts (or war crimes and hart been in cap- livit} 1 for more than four years before (he British brought him lo trial. The British have announced Mansiein's trial ends prosecutions. war crimes . The field marshal's defense counsel had described him as "still the hero of the German peonle." The defense charged the allies had committed ac.Us elurins wartime similar to those alleged against von Maimtoin as crimes. The com! found Mansteln guilty on a charge ot "disregarding his ctnty" to secure public order and to resprct family honor, in consequence of which large numbers of Jews and other Soviet, citizens were shot, hanged, passed and drowned by special SS troops In the area of h:s command. He was also found guilty of fa.ll- iii e to "secure humane treatment of Soviet pri.soners of war. in consequence of which many of them died or were shot." Angry Popa Foils Daughter's Attempt To Elope with Bullfighting Suitor MADRID, Spain. Doc. 19. (API — ijpl dawn elojiment by a duke's • daughter who slid down a liedsliect rope lo tiie arms of her handsome biillfiuhlcr boy Irieml was liu.strat- ed this \\eek-cjirl by an anyry papa. But love may win out, after all. The lady is Ansclitn Perez dc Soane,. 18-yeur-old daliiihler of the Duke of PiiwhcM-niuso. The duke opprned her marriaw to a 24-year- old bulltighter, Luis Miyuel G<ul- ziile.s. known to bull ring fans as Dominguin. Angelica wrote Domiitquin a r.any Saturday morning. Angelila slid down a sheet from her bedroom Dominauin h-lt her with some friends who chaperoned tier while the suitor filtilely tried to got 11 marri.i^e license . The Diikr. mcainrii'le. .spent his .Sulmciay CtHn];lainiJ)g to the police. The officers finally arrested Angelita's liost.s for kidnaping. in the stormy scene that followed in Madrid's police headquarters. Angclitn insisted ?\\c had not been kidnaped, .she'd left of her own free will. DonnnKiiin said he regretted the escapade. The rinke admitted lie. too. hud acted ha.stily. Angelila iva.s hack home today but the word went around Madrid'.' gossiping society circles that the duke probably will permit the match after a little more convincing from Dominguin. "• The duke should be getting used to bullfighters in the family. Another of his daughters married Toreador Domingo Ortega in 1938. Postmaster Gives Help j To Romance Interrupted Almost Half-Century Ago KING SIZE — Western New York sportsmen are reaping a record crop of coon Clarence Ackeley of Russell. Pa., stepped across Ihc slate line and biigged this 48-pounder. the largest taken this season, which ends, Jan 24 IM-YT NEVILLE 5 ONLY .ALL WHITE THF ATPF Open G:.10 (tfRft.TJMfr Also Hovvlint; Co-Hit ST. JOSEPH, Mo.. Dec. IB. fAPl — Ben p. Corley and Mrs. Ethel Thompson will be married December XI after a romance that was mieriMptcd 46 years ago. An efficient, postmister at Gentry, Ark., helped renew the romance between Corley, now at St. Joseph restaurant operator, and Mrs Thompson, who for 22 years wa.s a member of the Los Angeles Police Department. They were sweethearts at Gentry. Ark., until Mrs. Thompson, then Miss Ethel Benefiel, moved to Kans;is City with her parents. Eventually both married and raised families. Their spouses died. Lasl September, Mrs. Thompson was looking through an old album and came upon a picture of Corley. She wrote to him at Gentry. Corley had moved from there -13 years ago, but the postmaster dirt some checking, found Corlcy's prcs- ent address and forwarded the letter. As a result the two began cor- iexpanding, she visilerl here in October and Ihc two decided to get married. The ceremony will be held at the home of Corley.s .50:1, J. Hudson Corley. in Kansas City The couple plan to live at Long Beach. Calif. NEW Bos Opens \\eck l)ajs 1:00 p.m Al.llincc Saluriiaj ,fc Sundajj .Mat.-Sim 1 p.m Com. Showing Manila, Ark. Last Time Today "I WAS A MALE WAR BRIDE" nilh Car.v CJranl and Ann Sheridan .Also Shorls Tucsilay "ONE LAST FLING' Shorts R11 Z THEATRE Manila, Ark. Monday & Tuesday "OUTPOST IN MOROCCO" with Ocorce Rafl Warner News and Carlorm HOME ON THE RANGE-Mrs. Ralph E. Smafield of Delroil is aelinilely at home on the range, having won S50.000 in a national reeinc contest held by Pnishury Mills in Ncw York. Samples o Mr, bitfield's pn7.e-wm.nng "Walcr-ltismg N llt Tv.'isf arc on r:m 8 e 5 Arkansans Die Violently Over Weekend Ky The Associated Tress At least five persons met death in violent mishaps over Arkansas during the first two (lays of ibis «'erk. A sixth person is not expected to live. A 41-yciu-old woman was shot to death in her house trailer at Yellvillc, Ark-, Sunday by her aged, estranged husband. He is 111 :i r death from self inflicted bullet wounds. The victim was Mrs. Meadow Pace Huff, sister of Marion County Sheriff Jack pace. Sheriff Pace said he found the body of his sister sprawled across a bed in the trailer. She had been shot in the chest by a 32 caliber pistol. Tiie sheriff said the woman's husband. Leonard Huff, 72, a farmer, was slumped on the floor in the other end of the trailer. He had been shot in the heart. The pl.stol lay nearby. SlH'd/f Pace said Huff apparently had gone to the trailer in an attempt, to effect n reconciliation. A coroner's jury ruled Mrs. Huff died at her husband's hands Tratfic accidents took the other PAGE FITVB AP & L executive's Death Called Suicide HAMPTON^ Ark., ix-c. 10. IAI-)-- Wallace M. Priam, '16. Pine Bluff, Arkansas Power and Unlit Compi- ny executive, was found dead in n field near here yesterday. Dr. i,. R. MeFarlantl, Calhokiii County coroner snid his death was suicide. He had borrowed a rillo a few hours earlier, saying he was going hunting. An employe ot A.P. i'.nri L,. for 21 years. Pilinm was head of ihp company's Receipts and Disbursements Divl.sion. Survivors include his wile. his parent.,- mid n sister. Andorra is n tiny republic in Ihe Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain. lives. Two Negroes, Mlis Cliallvvood and his mother. Maude Chnuunnd. boll) near Murlanna, Ark., were injured fatally in a collision of two aulos. A SB-yonr-old pedestrian died at DID home, of a son in l.itlic Hock Sunday a few hours aller he had been released from a ho.spilal where lie was Healed for injuries Miirrr- ert in a truffle accident. He was Jnmcs r. Hovorku of near Sheridan. Ark. llovorka was slruck by a car Saturday night near Sheridan. He was taken to University Hospital at Little Hork lm Hfni- nieiil and later released. Negro Deaths Fimcrnl .services for CJulllu Criuston. G3 t will IK? cotKltiC'U'tt Tup.sdity at 2 |>.m. in the Trun I light IlupUst Church by Rov. T. IX Uiivpnport, pastor. She died yesterday In her home, 1207 miy street. Survivors Include her husband, Bonnie Oaston, a son, two sisters and Ihrce broth- eis. TrajiUiy. and Gobi) Funeral Horn* is hi charge of arrangements. From where I sit... l>y Joe MarsK Use Your "Common Censorship" cussing llus a ml tlirit over <i fiinni- ly fjl.iss of Ijotr and we Iniirhotl tin my pet ncove—^tuisorsliip, "I liato ccntiorahip in any form," J .^ays. "It's a llirpul Lo frfcfiuin." liul thfi Jtxl^o shook lii^ Jipjiit. "There's one form of consortiliip yon approve," lio snid, ''and that's sflf'Crngorship — plsiyin^ fair when tin- referre isn't, looking. T]»c bijr^rit throat to freedom L^biniply UK- IULSLISO cf it." Tlic Jmljfo, \va;t rigliL T;i^ ( ; tbo Itit'wers' Program of .Sflf-lU-m^a- lion. Tlie Ilrciwera njul tavern keepers themselves co-opcraU irt RcriiiK t>ii»l taverns nrc kept clean arirl l:i\v-abi<liii(j- They know that tlic only r«al IhrcjiL lo our freedom — jind right—u> enjoy a friendly ttlass of ti'm[)er:ilc beer when and if wo choose, will come simply from any abuse of the privilege. Trow where, 1 .sit, it never pa/a U shirt lakjiig too ;nnnj r liber lies with our rights And liberties. It rfoe« p*y, Uiiiujfli. lo use a lillle "common censors hip.** ARKANSAS. DIVISION, UrilitD STATES BREAKS FOONDAIIOrT O^ PTHAMIO BtOQ.. UIILI (OCX. 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