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News From Bayou Case tie . . .
Midnight Mass To Be Conducted Christmas Eve At Sacred Heart fj By Mrs. Louis Linder t Midnight mass will bo hold at the Sacred Heart church Christ mas Eve. A catechism class is held at the church each Ftiday afternoon. Mrs. Mattie Foster. Mobile, vis ited Mrs. Haweo over the week end. Mrs. D. M. Rice, Mrs. Lewis Breitnback, Mrs. Larue Rice and Mrs. Rosetta Rogers, Vancleave, visited Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Rice I Sunday. S. J. Odom, Citronelle, Ala.. I spent Wednesday afternoon with ! the Rev. and Mrs, D. A. Waters. \ Mr. and Mrs. V. W. Stephens. Pete Norton and Mr. and Mis. 1 Alford Sphers, Gulfport, visited j Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Kelly Sunday, j Pvt. Clifton A. Linder and Cpl. j Forest Dixon, Gunters Field, Montgomery, Ala., visited the for mer's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Linder Thursday. S Mrs, Lee Huchinson arrived Monday from a visit with her mother, Mr-. J. W. Buxton, in Wayne county. Visits Husband Mrs, Ralph Tillman visited her husband in Gulfport Sunday. Mr. Tillman is attached to an oil boat that keeps him on duty 20 days a month. Elder Nander King, Vestry, vi iterl Mrs. Hazel Luckier Monday t Mr. and Mrs. Roy Dennv, Pas cagoula, -[lent tin weekend with Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Huchinson. Breaks Leg Oscar Huchinsnn broke his leg Thursday and is in the county hospital. Little Anne Brown suf fered a broken left arm. Dannie Seism tias been ill with pneumon ia and Adel Howard is also on the sick list. Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Whatley. Morgan City, La., spent last week with the former’s parents, Mr. ' " .. •% Laundq Savice \ \ Borgo,n* \ . V^/ashe^ an \ Erwtmr0jar^ °ndrolf V • All ApPal Shirts Finished \ On Bequest 1\ 8iC He per P°und Edch Additional l i;;pkkup^ Delivery I Phene 384 SOUTHERN LAUNDRY -—- ) Habeas Corpus Rulings By High Court Provide Loop-Holes For Lawbreakers it. —-*-— (The Associated Press) Washington — The eivil-rights minded supreme court’s determ | ined effort to protect the l ights of p. is oners has brought it a peck of trouble. Many of its decisions in the past 11 years have provided con victs with new legal arguments to secure writs of habeas corpus. When such writs are granted, the prisoner or his attorney is given a new hearing in the lower court. In rare instances the court, after reviewing the record of the case, grants a new trial. In a few cases, prisoners are set free i the prose cuting attorney decides that the state no longer has a good legal case against the convicted man. Hope For Speedy Release So writs of habeas corpus rep resent most prisoners’ sole hope for a speedy release. When the Supreme Court became more and more critical of lower or local po lice officials who it felt violated a prisoner’s constitutional rights, the prisoners heard about it and promptly took advantage of it. Chief Justice Vinson said re cently that the Supreme Court in its last term received 455 peti tions from state or federal pris oners who claimed there was something illegal about their con victions or their treatment in jail. Only 22 such petitions were re ceived by the high court in 1930. The prisoners often act on their own, without help of a lawyer. They frequently write informal, penciled notes to the court. Vin-s son said that 96 out of 100 of them have little or no legal merit. Yet all that are received have to be given a number and full consid eration. Nearly all of them are and Mrs. P. A. Whatley. They left Saturday for Balnbridge, Ga., to pend Christmas with Mrs. What ley’s mother, Mr . J. K. Bolton. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Linder are visiting his mother, Mrs. A H. Linder. Mi . Betty Jo Brown, New Or- i leans, spent the weekend at home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Brown. Mrs. Louis Linder spent hai urday in Mobile where Miss De lores Linder is undergoing med ical treatment. Miss Nora Scovel was also in Mobile Saturday. Elder Durham Visits Elder P. N. Durham spent Sun i day in the community visiting ' He was the dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Stringfellow. Mr. and Mrs. William Waller have moved into the new home I they recently built. Little Monroe Ugas and Laura j Crawford will arise home this! week from Jackson where they, attend the school for the blind.! They will spend the holidays with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ugas and Mrs. Ola Ives and othet relatives. li-WALTHAM WATCHES M c(v/tri&tmab * ^ •*1 BACOT BUILDING 262 Delmus Avenue Phone 11 S3 turned down, but a few each term receive an open hearing. Started In 1938 The habeas corpus epidemic started after the Johnson versu s Zervst decision in 1938. when the court found that the tiial court had not given the prisoner hr constitutional right to legal coun sel. The McNabb case, in 1943, provided new hope for writ-hun gry prisoners. In it the court de cided the convicts had been held too long between the time of ar rt t and arraignment. The last big habeas corpus push came aft er the decision in the Tony Marino case in 1947. That too involved the issue of lack of proper legal counsel. Vinson says the burden on the Supreme Court could be relieved if the states and lower courts would see that prisoners always got a habeas corpus hearing where it was justified. But the lower courts have (pund their work load increased as much as that of the Supreme Court. Judge Louis E. Goodman, of the US district court in San Francisco, in 1947 told how Alcatraz pris oners keep that court constantly Ousy. Between 1937 and 1947 there j were 368 petitions filed by 180 ; inmates. Convicts Study Law Federal lawyers refer to the , catraz law school." In many pris-j j catraz la wsehool.” In many pris ons the convicts take correspon dence courses in law. In some i cities there are prisoners who act1 as their own attorneys and make '< TWIN CO OP PROVIDES CLOTHES Sun Valley, Calif. — (AP) — The parents of five sets of year old twins put their heads together headlines coming into court with new petitions. It gives them a trip downtown. Judge Goodman said the habeas corpus petitions had become ‘‘a penitentiary racket.” He was piainly critical of the Supreme Court for opening up new fields in which prisoners could abuse the privilege of habeas corpus. and came up with a solution to the problem of how to keep their kids in clothes. Their answer:'a cooperative. The five sets of parents formed a twin club, and agreed to pass on to other mothers and fathers of double editions any clothes their children outgrew. 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