Oklahoma City Times (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 57, No. 110, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 5, 1946 Page: 3 of 24
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Next Week End
The final three days of criminal
trials here for the summer months
will open Monday when the county
attorney brings into district court 19
cases ranging from robbery with fire-
arms to petty larceny.
Heading the docket on Monday will
be the case of Ralph Beckham, who
is charged with breaking into the
home of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Nemecek,
56 and S Walker, and stealing several
hundred dollars worth of clothing and
On Tuesday William Fenton Hamil-
ton and Tessie Lois Buff will face
charges of robbing E. Samara’s Penny
Wise grocery April 6 in a daylight
stickup which ended rather quickly
when police appeared on the scene
and arrested the pair on suspicion.
Two Facing Robbery
Frank James Parks and Calvin Luke
Copeland also will appear Tuesday,
charged with armed robbery of Clif-
ford J. Wiliams. Yellow Cab driver,
last February at 14 and N Broadway.
They allegedly held a gun on Wiliams
l and took >22 from him.
On Wednesday Frank Leslie Kirk
will be tried for the attempted rob-
bery of Bloom's grocery, 3021 S Rob-
inson. May 10. According to charges
filed against him. Kirk was frightened
away and then caught by J. C. Wood,
a customer in the grocery at the time
the alleged robbery attempt was made.
Theft Cases Docketed
In addition to these cases, Leonard
Dee Vine will be tried on a grand
larceny charge Monday, and Jake Fer-
guson, accused of stealing property be-
longing to Fred Wright. Negro proba-
tion officer, will face charges of petty
larceny. Granville Brooks and Robert
Lee Mitchell w-ill be tried on a charge
of larceny of domestic animals and
LeRoy Weathersby and Leotha Man-
ning will be tried on car theft charges.
Tuesday's docket, in addition to the
robbery cases, will be completed with
the trial of John Rucker, accused of
obtaining money under false pretenses,
and of Wonder Lee Cleveland and
Douglas Jasper McNew, accused of
Others Cases Wednesday
On Wednesday Robert Lee Evans
will face a charge of assault with in-
tent to kill, and Eutis Merle Fugate
will be tried on a forgery charge. M.
J. O'Connell will be tried for allegedly
obtaining money under false pretenses.
Two cases against Eddie Snyder,
suspect in the Lloyd McKelvey killing
who recently was sentenced to 40 years
for the robbery of the Skelly Oil Co.,
are exjiected to be postponed Snyder
was charged on three separate counts,
one for the robbery of the company
safe and two for robbery of two com-
pany employes. Snyder was delivered
to the penitentiary at McAlester Tues-
day and will not be brought back next
week, according to Bill Mounger, as-
sistant county attorney. These charges
against Snyder will not be dropped,
however, Mounger said.
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greater („ tqkYO. June 5. — — Lord
Wright, chairman of the United Na-
tions war crimes commission who has
been observing proceedings of the
ternational military tribunal, i
, leave Thursday for the United Stal
WASHINGTON, June 5— <UP) —
The justice department Wednesday
prepared an extensive fight to help
Negroes wanting to vote in primary
and general elctions.
"Civil rights of minorities in this
country were never under f------
threat than at this time." Attorney
General Tom Clark has told U. 8. |
attorneys in a directive.
"It is my purpose to protect human
rights and civil liberties, wherever
| they are infringed, to the full extent
Air Express Beats Bakery Strike
When a bakery strike in the Kansas City area threatened to
close Roy H. Scrivner’s new hamburger drive-in at Spring-
field, Mo.. Scrivner, former army post exchange operator, tele-
graphed a Los Angeles friend to air express him a shipment
of bread and buns to Kansas City. Paul Anderson, a Spring-
field pilot, took Scrivner to Kansas City in a small plane to
meet the shipment of 2bo loaves and 80 dozen buns. Here
Scrivner, center, and Anderson, left, transfer the load with
the help of Tom Shotts, TWA air freight agent, in the plane.
and intent of the constitution and of
Justice department officials said
Clark's action left no doubt about the
government's position, and that he
expected the U. S. attorneys to carry
out his directive.
But there will be no "witch-hunt-
ing." officials emphasised. Any fed-
eral action will be baaed on complaints
filed with U. 8. attorneys in the field
or at the justice department In Wash-
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5,
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Gaylord, E. K. Oklahoma City Times (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 57, No. 110, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 5, 1946, newspaper, June 5, 1946; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc1765544/m1/3/: accessed October 19, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.