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Smyth and 3 Others
Indicted on Income Tax Fraud Charges By the Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 12.— James G. Smyth, ousted Northern California Federal tax collector, and three others are accused of tampering with income tax returns to defraud the Government, as the climax to a seven-month grand jury investigation. San Francisco's holdover Fed eral grand jury ended its work yesterday by voting the four in dictments. This didn't mean the Northern California internal revenue shake up was over. In Washington. At torney General McGrath said he is naming a special assistant to handle income tax cases here. And the foreman of the out going grand jury told the Federal Court there were matters still un der investigation for the current jury to act on. “Anything can happen in the next few months.” he added. Backdating Returns Charged. Smyth, his former chief office deputy. Paul V. Doyle, and his chief field deputy. John J. Bo land, were charged jointly in one Indictment with backdating in come tax returns, unlawfully ex tending tax deadlines and remov ing office records. Three other indictments ac cused Doyle and Lloyd J. Cos grove, prominent San Francisco lawyer, of plotting to defraud the Government of $38,664 by back dating three tax returns. Smyth. Northern California campaign manager for the late President Roosevelt in 1944, was fired by President Truman last month for “failure to manage his cffiee properly.” He and nine other local bureau employes were ousted in a shake up that began last September.. The case of another still is being studied in Washington. Smyth said he was amazed at the indict ments. Five-Year Term Possible. “I am quite confident,” he said, “that by due process of law, I and the other two employes of' the bureau will be completely vin dicated.” If convicted he would face a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a fine of $10,000. Cosgrove was the Republican opponent of Representative Shel ley, Democrat, of California in 1949. when Mr. Shelley won an unexpired congressional term. Cosgrove’s attorney. Joseph Alioto. said it was his feeling that “the grand jury was operating in an atmosphere of mob rule.” He said he would file a motion to quash the indictments on the grounds the grand jury was tampered with and therefore incompetent to act. The indictment against Smyth and his former deputies listed 15 overt acts. These included charges that Bmyth and Doyle conspired In 1947 to backdate Smyth’s and his wife’s own 1945 tax returns to1 make them appear to have been filed on time. One Moment With God By EDWARD L. R. ELSON P*»tor, National Presbyterian Church. MEETING THE TEST. It was a cold February night in 1943 when the United States transport Dorchester was hit by a torpedo. For a few minutes the helpless ship lingered on the sur face of the angry wintry waters of the North Atlantic. Four young clergymen, two Protestant, one Hebrew and one Roman Catholic, who had chosen to serve parishioners in uniform and to go wherever they went, gave such! hasty ministry as they could,! •peaking words of courage here and there, dispelling the fear of •ome. adjusting the life belts of others. Then seeing some men without life jackets, each in turn removed his life jacket and put it about a frightened soldier. Last seen, the four of them were clasp ing hands and praying on the slippery deck of the ship as it •ank. Greater love hath no man. (Reading for Today: Hebrews 13:15-18.) (Prayer: O God, make sacred to me the memory of men who died for others. Amen.) Seven Sens Savor From many shores and deeps, flown to us fresh, come sea delights that • comprise our casserole of seafood a la Newburgh. ‘ Huge, tender, jumbo shrimp, choice, meaty scallops, lump crab meat and delicious lobster meat ... all so savory in this deep, rich combination en casserole. COMBINATION SEAFOOD a la Newburgh en casserole New parsley potatoes fresh gar. > den vegetable!. Chef's Special ( Mixed Green Salad french dressing. FAN and BILL'S Famous Plank Steak House 1132 Connecticut Avo. Across from tho Moyf/owor Hotel Reservations: RL fIS4 or EX. 3411 k OPEN DAILY 12 to 11 PM. SUNDAYS 1 to II PM. Supreme Court Sets Procedure on School Segregation and Transit Radio Before Starting Recess By Robert K. Wolsh The Supreme Court started a bench recess today until January 2. following procedural orders on the transit radio controversy and the public school segregation issue here. Its major written opinion yes terday ruled against at) Ohio newspaper, which barred adver tising space to firms or persons who advertised with a competing radio station. The court also ruled on one aspect of the case of William W. Remington, former Commerce De partment economist, whose con viction on perjury charges was reversed by the United States Court of Appeals in New York last August. Remington had been found guilty of perjury in deny ing to a grand jury that he ever was a Communist. The appeals court, in sending the case back mainly on techni calities. did not dismiss the in dictment. The Justice Department •ecently obtained a new indict ment on charges that Remington lied at his trial. The department then sought to have the original indictment dismissed to clear the [way for trial on the second in dictment. Both Indictments Stand. The Supreme Court yesterdayj refused to grant permission for such a dismissal. This left the old and new indictments still standing. Remington, in an earlier petition not yet acted on by the Supreme Court, sought to have the first indictment dis missed. He asserted that the fore man of the grand jury that in dicted him was a “literary colla borator” with Miss Elizabeth T. Bentley. Miss Bentley, a former Communist courier, testified be fore a congressional committee several years ago that Remington was a former Communist. The legal dispute over radio broadcasts on Capital Transit Co. buses and streetcars moved nearer the hearing stage in the Supreme Court, when the tribunal refused to allow three Midwest radio sta tions to file briefs in the case. Radio Cincinnati, Inc., and Sta tions KXOK in St. Louis and KCMO in Kansas City sought to oresent their views that bus and streetcar programs of the sort they present in their cities should be regulated by State public service commission. The United States Court of Ap peals held here last June that radto broadcasts on public vehicles violate Constitutional rights of riders. The Supreme Court in dicated that oral arguments may be heard in February. The high court's action yester day in the case involving the Dis trict’s system of racial segrega tion in public schools dealt with a jurisdictional question. Parents of several Negro chil dren refused admission to the Sousa Junior High School went to the Court of Appeals when Dis trict judges dismissed their peti tions Their appeal is still pend ing there. Meanwhile, they asked the Supreme Court 10 order the setting up of a three-judge court. Views of Court Awaited. The Supreme Court, in an un signed statement yesterday noted that both petitions contain a question as to whether a three judge court is required in a suit to enjoin enforcement of Con gressional enactments affecting only the District The Supreme Court said it would “await the --- views” of the Court of Appeals on that Question before deciding whether the Supreme Court has exclusive appellate jurisdiction in a District case of this kind or | whether the basic issue must first go through the appeals court. In a 3.500-word opinion writ ten by Justice Burton, the Su pieme Court upheld a lower court decision that the Lorain (Ohio) Journal sought to monopolize in terstate commerce and destroy competition by refusing advertis ing space to advertisers who also used a radio station in the same community. The opinion declared that free dom of the press was not involved. It noted that the newspaper was the only one in the area and that it had no absolute right to boycott advertising in a competing radio station. * To Review New York Case. In other actions yesterday, the court: 1. Agreed to review an attack on constitutionality of the New York City released-time program, whereby public school children, on written request of parents or guardians, may leave their classes one hour each week to receive ( religious instruction at placesj other than school property. The! program has been upheld by New York State courts. 2. Refused to accept the case of a group of Mississippi Negroes until they have exhausted State administrative and judicial reme dies in their complaint that they were improperly denied the right to register and vote. They dis puted a county registrar's con tention that they could not meet Mississippi requirements for read ing and reasonably interpreting sections of the State constitution. They reported that officials have registered only 50 Negroes in a county that has almost as many Negroes as whites. Prisoner Upheld, 5 to 4. 3. Ruled, in the first 5-to-4 written opinion of the current term, that Domenic Palmer, should be given a hearing on his contention that he had no lawyer when he was sentenced to prison in Pennsylvania 20 years ago. Palmer was sentenced to two terms of 10 and 30 years on rob bery charges shortly after he be came 21. Justice Black, in the majority opinion, from which Chief Justice Vinson and Justices Reed, Jackson and Minton dis sented, declared Palmer is en titled to a hearing to determine whether he was “the victim of in advertent or intentional deception by police.” .4. Held, 8-0, in an unsigned opinion, that ceiling prices set on houses under the 1946 Veterans’ Emergency Housing Act may not be enforced on sales after the act was replaced by the Housing and Rent Act of June, 1947. 5. Refused to interfere with a lower court decision that the Newspaper and Mail Deliveries' Union of New York could prop erly deny admission of 45 em ployes of the delivery department of the New York Daily News. This ruling left standing the union’s policy of admitting only sons of its mepibers. Mexico Bars Logging Mexico’s government has now declared partial or total prohibi tion of logging or wood-cutting in 22 of its states. Airman Held as Leader Of Shoplifting Ring By the Associated Press DENVER. 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