The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 10, 1950 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1050 P.I,YTniCVIT,LR (ARK.) COTJRIKR NEWS t'AOK SKV' V Gag Rule Case Refused Review Supreme Court Says It's a Matter of 'Judicial .Discretion' WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. M'j— The Supreme Court yesicrilay rofu.seri to review a decision which sliuek down BaHimorc's unique gng rule on crime nev,s. The court'? refusal was announced in im imusuat opinion by Justice Frankfurter, it .said the tribunal's notion ".simply mentis that fewer than lour mnnbers of ihe court rtcemed it tle.slrahte to review a decision of the Maryland court ns a niattcr of 'soutict juidicial discrc- S* 011 -' " ^' In FUHlHion to nullifying the pns rule on crinio news the lower court decision — given by the Maryland Court of Appeals—also upset contempt conviction? of three Baltimore radio stations and a radio newscn.ster. Frankfurter s:sid "a variety of considerations" figured in the tribunals refusal to review the state court'-; findings." Then he went on to say MiiH one thim; that cm: be .said with certainty nbrmt the refusal to review, "is that It does not remotely imply approval or tlisav.proval of what ;vns said by the Court of Appeals of Maryland." nroartraslCTS Fined The crime news curbs are set forth in Rule S04 of thc Baltimore Supreme Court bench. Among other things they ban pretrial publication of confessions in pemUiiR cnses. Radio stations WFIJR, WCBM and with and newscaster James P Connolly \VLTC held in contempt because they broadcast news nbovit 5V confession given by Eugene H James. The broadcast was marie before James, a Negro, was convictcc ol killing nn ll-year-old white girl James was hanged last Ai:gust. The contempt fines ranged from $100 to $500. The Maryland court In throwing j out the contempt convictions said the news curb was "in the nature of cen.sor.ship." The state had contended thnt Jjjk'arly announcement of the James (Confession prevented a fair jury j trial for him. But thc Appeals j Court said: 'We /fnd no direct evidence of prejudice in the community because of the broadcast information. Triads cannot be held in a vacuum hercmetically sealed against rumor and report. If a mere disclosure of the general nature of the evidence relief on would vitEntc a subsequent trial, few verdicts could stand." Editor Protests Italians' Stoning j Of Protestants KANSAS CITV, Jull. 10 (,?, I The Kclitor of H chmvli or ciiriM newspnpci' siiKt yi'.sUuxhiy his rlnircli wanted only thc rl^hti of American (.•iti/cn.s in Italy wliriv prolestant I'VLinKtHisKs h;ivi; charged they WxTC .stoned. O!i\n L. Hicks said "we arc nm worried iitxiut thc rocks and IH-I- scnial violence. We have broken no laws and all we arc asking arc our rights as American citi/ens." Hk'ks, who publishes tho Christ- iau clironide in Abilene, Tex., is here on a speaking trip. Thy 13 Texas evangelists have ihugcrt that Catholics stoned Iht-tn at Castcl Ciamlolfo ami thai priests .U Dallas, Tex., menihois of l''i>rl Worth area salil they liail piu- ti'Mi-it ID president Truman the recent .stoning o[ their evaiu;c:l!.st.s in Iiulv. "Approximately 700 from tills! :nv:i hi'lcl a muss mcelinij here] WiiiKlay." .said the nev. Jt>hn II. i liimiMrr, pastor of Hears anil Sum- iniil Kneel Church of Clnbl In j Dallas. j "And every one ot tliam su;tH'(i , h^ ii:uue to a tclct'.runi to iji: .H-nt \ Ul She inc.siiknt." N.misU-r s'.\iil there was no slixte- \viile call [oi 1 jnass meetings of imilcM, "bill we have about l.no.OOO memln-is all over Texas and they're !>r-.«y inil)!',nal)l nbma Ulis." "We're not so nuich protesting about religious persecution," thc l(e,v. Hamster said, "as \\e are protesting lite suppression of civil \VAIiNI.V; Circuit Contt for the C'liUkasjr.vba Dislrict of MKsts.sippi County, Arkansas within thirty days ami £in.s- wi l r Mu< complaint of plaintiff, Fn- diaiia Ijimiberrneiw Mntll.il Itlsnr- aiiri- Compimy. fik'd ru'ainst W. I*. : Tamfcr, I/, S. UnrtK'w. i>l al, in sairt • court Iti C:i::c No. IHltj' and U[x)n ; hi* liiilnri- .'O to ito Die complaint 1 •Aill Iji- taken as contused. U'ittiej-.s my hand a.s the Clerk of ^:iid Circuit. Court and the i.cal thereof thLs 2'J day of December, 1019. HARVEV MOHHIS, Clerk J)y Hetty Ilium, I).C. Oscar Pcndler, ally, lor I'l. Jami'.s M. Roy, atty. ad Lit. 13-10-17-2-1 rll;lils. We .should have the rlelit to olXMaU- unmolested." ! Masonic Leader Passes I.ITTl K RUCK, Jan. 10- ' n Charles Knox Lincoln. JJttlo • Ini.sfne.ss and Masonic lender, i al his home yoAcul-.w. He ia. Lincoln had been preside: 1 ! tfie C J. Lincolo U]'IK,' Co., c llshcd by hi'-, falh'i, and latei \ Ice president in cbur^e o' Lincoln Division ,,i McKesson Hobl)ins. A :i2nd ili-.irce Scottish Kite .son, lie was un the bo.uds o£ ct-tois (If tl:e Knvlntui liank ann K>ichanue National Hank; a r Ijer <)f the £V>ns of America:) T 1 Intion, Sons of thc Confodc the Arkansas I'harrnacctlticn! .soflfttion and a former hoard !• her of the Crippled Chile Home and Hospital. Ife v,a; f dldesL communicant of Trinltj I IsropiU cathedral. ock 'he end •iir- tlio '.f^VO- ricy, As- ff n's the Kn- LOAFIN' ON THE JOB—Baker Jack yellen, right, of Rochester, N. Y.. beams over the nine-font loaf of breEid lie baked for Ihc wc'ldiiic pf lus daughter, Evelyn. Helping Yellen load out thc fii'int lonf arc. left to rijitit, Al Piesner, bakery owner; Lou Gold, and Sol Gold. President Again Requests Draft Law Extension WASHINGTON. Jin. 10. M'l — Conyrc.ss \va.s a.sked by President Truman again yesterday to extend the draft law due to expire n June. In his annual budget message, the chief executive also said he wanted "to point out ayaiu the ncc- ei-^ity of a prop-am of universal Although his budget contained an item of Sl.200,000 £or selective service, he made no money recommendation for a Universal Military Training program. Last year he. asked an $800,000.000 appropriation to get a UMT program slatted Congress did not act on the UMT proposal. The armed forces have not used the draft act since late in 1913. However, they have ur^ed that it be kept on the books. Gets New Trial LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 10—(IP)—A. N'cyro youth condemned to death lor rape of a pregnant young white woman won a new trial yesterday. The Arkansas Supreme Court said the Negro, Herman Maxwell, '20, was hurried into trial In Ilemp- siead circuit court without his court-appointed attorneys having had sufficient time to prepare their defense. A postponentent should have been eranted, the Supreme Court said. The case was remanded to the lower court with directions that it be r.ptricd. Foreign Ministers Hear India's Jawaharlal Neltiu COLOMBO, Ceylon. Jan. 10. M'j- \ Prime Miitister Jnwalianal iNchrti of India told the British Commonwealth Conference yesterday thc best way to defeat Communism in Asia is to bnlld tip thc prosperity of \ft Asiatic peoples. Nchnt spoke nt the opening ses- [ sion of a conference of the fore minister of eight British conuuon- -, wealth nations. The conference dedicated to exploring means of averting a third world war and i I stopmny the spread ot Communism.' 1 \ r for John Lonsdate Engaged LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 10— (f?)— John Lon.sdale, jr., or Ixmsdale, v,-ho \vas a gubernatorial candidate in 1948, is going to nuirry a University of Arkansas senior law student. 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