Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 21, 1952 · Page 6
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 6

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 21, 1952
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"V HamiWllf AJKAHIAI TUSK, NyXttvUh. Art****. Monday, Ayr" », ArrMt Mode After "Phontom" Attacks Defense Of Press Freedom Included In Verdict Returned By Judge Bernard Cocke In Louisiana Luke'Charles, La.-(Pj-A judge who says he likes to "mix a little horse sense with the law" made n broad defense.of freedom of the press Inst week in an opinion freeing flvo newsmen of defamation charges. New Orleans Judge J. Bernard Cockc, who tried the highly publicized defamation cases in the absciu-o of the regular district judge last December, res'.ated several of the principles in his 181- page decision. He began with the observation that "any citizen or newspaper has the rifilit to criticize the public acts of officials. Without that right, v/c 'would have a dictatorial form of government and the discussion of Important puliic issues woul;i bi only such as might be permitted by those holding; authority." rebounds to the vc is:ues laid aper comment .ibllc Interest. "The general law relating to slander and libel, rs well as the Louisiana defamation s t a t u t e , clearly protect that right, "In some cases, the mere exercise of the right of criticism of public officials might naturally displease such public officials nevertheless, the right to criticize may be exorcised and a discussion of the contrary beliefs may well re- hound to the benefit of the general public. The public expression of differences in opinions is something to be expected and encouraged in a democracy."' He cited the Louisiana Supreme Court case in which the justices said that "every person has the right to comment on matters of public interest snd general concern, provided he does so fairly and with an honest purpose. Such comments arc not libelous however severe in their terms, unless they are written intemperately and j maliciously." ' Cocke said his own comments made In the reasonable belief of th'e truth thereof, regardless of whether they are true or false." He held that malice "is a necessary element In the crime of defamation." If the» statements printed ar e false, malice may be implied unless a justifiable motive for making it is shown, Cocke said. In all other instance^ actual malice must be proved, he added, citing authority. School For Tractor. Maintenance Planned A tractor maintenance, ichool for Washington County farmers will be held Wednesday at the Fairgrounds here. Sponsored by the county Agricultural Extension Service, the' all-day school will begin at 9:45 a. m. Robert E. Howell, Extension agricultural engineer, and representatives of tractor agencies will assist with the school. CRASH PILOT, JANE FROMAN BACK C»»T. JOHN IUIH, pilot of the plane which crashed off Bin Juan, Puerto Rico, Killing 62 persons, and his wife, linger Jane Fromtn, arrive tn New York ,, jdlewilit airport She flew to Sin Juan to' be with him after he was rescued from Ma. (Internati GcUum* ' · Bf RAUL PITT , : (r«r Hal Beyle) . ;ot!s Air Saw, Mass.-(/P)-Olf hand, I'd aay I'm a» brave ei the next njan, If the next man-hap- ·pwia'te bt « coward. · " ". rl recently had occuion to go up infa j(tt lighter plane, Many people '{'hill*'flown" in the»f 600mlle-an- :Mfur')ob*. But I'll btt none came at elate ai I did to blacking out : bffore takeoff. " , nic* young officer, who«e jnity I iMrhwHo deteit/helped · in'to 'my equipment, · ?'Thire'i rttlly nothing to It," Jd;Lt Lou Cllento of Denver, "·meothtr than your tar," · m» lipped me Into a flyln» null whith, rwal aiiured, hud built-in ciinpirtmenta that would »ulo- mjitlcalljf Inflate atatnit sudden ptjlls in gravity. Lou also helped rr* Inibi·.:·"'· , . . 1 |A helmet, bigger but lighter than a iootbill helmet; an mask; ai!ball-out bottle ("In case you M*d oxygen if you jump"); a 2B- lobt parachute with a folded up ri}bfc«f dinghy attached; a Mae j ! I*) IMIIM It M :W3ft£?filff$ail3$i I «r gas," Mr) Aiar? Mny. «f Sean I altM ·· fomt » I rliltftThfai and hid ·niUMMef tovrmaiach, wouldn't bflltM aartala. tn|4 vhrk M fair." .-;T««» 4* w«fi In rtcord tint. Nn mil, TUMI MUM TUMMY We.«t : life preserver ("The. pack, you know Is 'shark-resistance"); heavy gloves and a signal mirror, !laihll|ht and whistle (in case 1 landed In the ocean In the dark or lot and needed to attract attention). Lou found it for me around my waist, under some other cadscls. "After you unhook the scat belt," ,'ie continued, "straighten up in the fllr, nrch your back a little like for a swnn dive. Wall a few seconds and then pull the chute cord," 'Where, where, where, where?" "There's a knife. In the cockpit of the plane which you use to puncture the din-'iy if it inflates accidentally," I.I . said. He and another" mari then put me Into the rear cockpit of a two- seater F-fl4 jet. With all those gadgets, I couldn't jet In .myself. V'lth help, 1 was pinned li. hack- warda and then aldewayt. lt'« rent- ly a very unclamorout way of tailing off for the wild blue yonder. ' : ·. :. I had, to alt with my kneei bent and my head leahinK down illght- ly bjcauie of the low, transparent sanopy. ' , ' · · · "No\v look," Lou said when I wa« all connected, "There'» noth- Ih* lo worry about, But if «om«- thln( ihould id wrong, remember the Jlrrt thln« l« to ;;cep cairn." I aaked him to ruth on to the next thing, The flrit advice wni completely unele.u. ' \ ., "If the pilot glveif you the order to jump," Lou «ald, "You pull up these aeat handles first. That makes ready a 20 mm. charge under your seal." "Where, WhcreV! Lou put rny quivering hands on the scat handles. · "Oh, yes, if the pilot ttin't'open the canopy, you pull this gear here. As soon as it open*, squeeze this trigger" on the nrm ot the seat. Do It quickly.- The wind will be terrific.-" ."Where, whore, where?" . Rl«"ht herc L That will explode the charge and shoot you out of the plane. Now, you'll find yourself 70 or 80 feet in the nir above where the plane in, or was. You'll still be in a sitllnR position, with the aeat strapped to you. Remember, be calm. Then unhook the scat belt." I felt frantically for the hook. "High! here. Pull the rlpcord all the way out, arm's length. Stay relaxed. Keep your feet together, try to land on your toes and keep your ICRS flexible. If you !a.nd in water, pull these-two small corHs down to inflate the Mne West." "Whore, where, where, where, where?" Lou showed me. Then we went over the various steps four times. I'm a stickler for detail. Finally, the pilot, M;.j. A. J. Coleman, of Newark, N. J., climbed In, and we took o f f . ""he flight was comfortable and uneventful, /.dually, 1 didn't see much; I spent most of my time memorizing and checking nil the gadgets I might need but didn't. Revenue Deportment To Offer Income Tox A:d A representative of the stale Revenue Department will be in the revenue collector's office in the basement of the courthouse here Thursday nnd Friday to offer assistance to couniy residents in making out their state Income tax returns. Jim Hannah, revenue collector, announced Hint May 15 Is the deadline .for filing the slate tax returns. Bentonville Students Receive Certificates . Bentonville - (Special) - Three piann students ot the Bentonville schools received certificates of merit at the annual spring clinic at the University Saturday. ' The students arc Bill Davis, eight, fan of Mr. anri_ Mrs. llay- mond Davis; Sharron Cloc, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Balph Cloe; and, Carrol Ann Wagner, dansh ter of Mr. and Mrs, Don Wagner In won't you Here's the best shake-treat ever-- · super-big, super-rich shake in four ravorite flavor . . . specially , specially priced! 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