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S The Chester Progressive helped defend Gerald M Anderson, the air-, G tile High School Thursdc:% May 2, 1963 man who was found to have been in process l reenv Chester Published every Thursday at Chester, CaliJ ROBERT E DOWNEY, Editor and Publlaher tntered in the Post Office at Cheatmr as 2nd class mail matter Subscription $3.00 Per Year MILITARY JUSTICE During World War II a United States soldier of Mexican descent' was picked up for some crime or other and ordered held for trial by court martial. A young lieutenant was appointed to defend him, and the lieutenant subsequently told about it in an article in Harper's magazine. When the court martial got under way this lieutenant brought another and different young man of Mexican descent, and seated him where the defendant was expected to sit. After each witness had told his story, how he had seen the crime committed and seen the de- fendant do it, the lieutenant would ask him, "Are you sure you know exactly who it was committed this crime?" !'Yes sir, that young man sitting right there." Each time the answer was essentially the same. After all the prosecution's witness- es had testified they were let in on the secret: The young man sitting there wasn't the de- fendant in the case at all, but an entirely different person, and one who could not pos- sibly have committed the crime in question. You'd think the Army's big brass would feel mortified and ashamed to have its Ges- tapo-like methods of so-called justice exposed. Here was a plain case of evidence manufactur- ed to send a soldier to prison. Well, what the big brass did was reduce the lieutenant to of being railroaded to punishment--presum- of the classrooms and mlked  the teachers, they were served refreshments and enjoyed dan. Thursday, April 25, Greenville lare going to have a dinner dance l cing in the girls' gym ably death--for two murders he did not com- High School had a National As [at the Hid ^ _ r,_ f Greenville High School dance ........... - . eaway hodg .... -"" band, under the direction of Mr. mit, has earned the Air Force's disapproval, semmy, rne tmco Men's Ltiee i ville" Club, from Chico State College, ........... Jack Rubke, furnished the mu- .... to sin- -,e,-,bod, ono, I xne oo 3unlor prom -as nero sic It was a very successful Z'".': .,6.._.--a .J_,_.'.J.J_-[in the girls gym on Saturday, program and a good time was l them very mucu. x,vy w, -- ril 2 ........ had ,by everyone. &" ,o n,ers. ]p.. . rnree Walls ana me co=00. o=.o00 o, Major McKinney has been passed over for promotion, and has to retire from the Air Force. This is what he gets for seeing that justice members of the student council, Imusic of the Quincy High School was done the airman he had been appointed to have been having more trouble j dance" band. Mr, and Mrs. Sch. defend, for exposing the malodorous condition I than the violators, frame1, Mr. and Mrs. Isbell, Mr. .......  It seems that not only are they iand Mrs. Timone, Mr. and Mrs. OI 2Hr lorce justlce. . . I becoming unpopular with their iGakle and Mr. Draper were seen One wonders how many cases there have ifellov classmates but parents have l enjoying the dancing. been calling them at home and e w been where defending counsel let a defendant ........... , Ther ire several parties after[ ..... . prooeeamg to tell mem oIL "x'ms]the main dnc in th  h,+l ve unjustly and wrongly convicted aria pun-'is not a good situation at all. onl= t--he haliest--,=I',- ''':,` ,-[ ished, for a crime he did not commit, rather The }dea of .e cou{t was that to last out until morning, l j " r * r [students vimating semoot rows, On Tuesd A r" I than task the wrath of the highe -ups by p e-, .... h as ''ki" on school ,ro, I ay night, p il 23, the t . annual arents Night program ) senting an honest and sincere defense, How !erty, fighting, rough_housing m s eld ......... ..... reiWa n eween u ana "u many men are m military sons n ht now the halls., etc., were calle} befo ,narents atteneed this ,, a,o-J ......... prl .... g .... the smaen court insteau ca re- .'-.- ents .... vent. -----:-t Dec&use nlllltary DOttC IS, Ill eiieCl;, 1:o IOrOlO I . . , tile Dar naa macte me rounus Y mg sent to the prmczpals office. , _ any adequate defense being made in behalf of  This, it was thought, would give ! whoever is accused? the students a chance o govern : | themselves and also provide the We have yet to meet a man who had serv- idisclpline that students themselves ed in any branch of the United States military'thought was necessary. " r -o r --" --"e --a ..... --I After much discussion it was IO ce wn @ally DeU Veu court nlrU82 to De ldecide d to have a oll taken by * " 41( . l"r an mapartial tnbunal. To tell a man, YoU[the entire student body tolet the " [students themselves decide whe will be court martialed is taken to mean, i " " "You in h found ,,,,;It,, and sent .... A ,,ither they wanted this student ...... -- "' '" ...... court or not. NATIONAL He joins up to defend the principles of Amer- This was done Friday, April jILDVTISING ican justice, among other things, and these! 2n. At the same time it was an. ,, ,nounced that students on the Ditk Henry principles are promptly denied to him. tie !court could not be members of the develops a philosophy of keeping out' Of!student council. Also the court Realty trouble as much as possible, waiting for his I would only handle minor viola- presentatlve r tu " If ions such as throwing snowballs term of service to expire and then e rnmg I pqshing in the halls etc. Smok- Listngs wanted to civilian life ling and violations of this type 'would 'be handled by the prinei. PH(NE 258-5121 The powers that be sometimes express )pal's office. V. ). BOx 656 puzzlement as to Why it is so difficult to get i After the poll was taken it was CHESTER young men to serve in the armed forces. Well, I announced that the student court ,will be discontinued. It will be ---" probably most young men would find it dif- replaced by a committee of i ficul to put it into words, but the fact is there teachers. are certain rights that Americans value and Plans have been made for great i p SHACK cherish. For one, the right to a fair and ira- changes in the school Library. Mr. ! Von Werlhof and Mrs. Bartholf partial trial if he is accused of a crime. Pro-are in charge of the planning. SEE HAL LEE at Cal-Sierra Title Co. 4 -. Maha St., Quincy. Calif. for Complete, Modem Facrow and Title 5ervlc Phone 88 or 89 --Notary Service-- PIPES FROZEN? Call us for electric pipe thawing. Fr e e :bids on plumbing work by exper. fenced licensed plumbing contractor. T&K PLUMBING & H!EATING 1115 Main St., Susawllle Phone 257-3425 521 Delwood, Westwood Phone CL 6-3833 You Wreck Era- . . We Fix Em private, and rush him overseas. He wrote tection of these rights, in the face of threats that months afterward, as he was slogging from elsewhere in the world, is a basic purpose along through the mud in France, he happen- for having armed forces Well, when they ed to catch a glimpse of a group of officers enter the military service at least some of including some with whom he formerly had these rights are denied them, for no reason beeTi:Cieaked'the newspapers reported that th:rdt:a;o:ha:elthga :h:hCf/ht Sa?:hwratA Peter J. McKinney, Air Force major who respecting. It is as simple as that. ...... 0NDA 55 ' Will Take You Back Where The B" Ones Are THE BEST TRAIL BIKE MONEY CAN BUY SEVERAL OTHER STYLES MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM RIDE THE BEST RIDE A HONDA HOU Highway 40-A North Quincy IN CHESTER AREA see BOB'S OUTBOARD SHOP - Phone 2B-5171 More about all this later, iVY. Von Werlhof is back at school again after missing two days due to an injured knee. The baseball team is in action i,at last. On Wednesday, April 24, I,the team traveled to Susanvillel for its first flame this season, t iUnfortunately, the final score wasl !in favor of Susanville. I i On Saturday, April 27, the track I i team went to a track meet hal I Susanville. Greenville boys did. i n't get any first but did get tour! seconds. There were 27 schools at the meet. __Saturday, May ll, the senior____ s INDEX CLASSIFIED DIRECTORY OF SERVICES Auto Accessories Drugs and Sundries Gift Shop Real Estate Veterinary Sen, ice Plumbing Dairy Services Propane Gas Motel Body and Fender Shop GALEN D. MOORE REALTY H. H. SCHLAGEL, manager Specializing in selling Indian Valley Ranches, Homes, Income Property, Lots A complete Real Estate Service Ph. 284-4771 Box 245[ Greenville Bob & Anie, Chester HIDEAWAY MO00L Now Opn under new mangement WEEKLY AqD MONTHL RATES AVAIIBLE FRESH LOCALMILK Home Delivery lpecial Serving complete lne of fresh dairy prouets Indian Vcdey Milk Deliwry Phone 284-2288 or 84-8527 SENECA BODY & FENDER SHOP Auto Painting Radiator Repair Corner Main St. & Stone Avenue Chester, California Phone 258-5801 Wm. (Bill} Korhun/ak owner Auto Accessories Toys - Housewares Sporting Goods Paint - Hardware MAIN STREET CHESTER 258-3431 WESTWOOD UHARMACY SHOPPG cnnm WEbwoo D vescripflcm Uer far the As(AXOa. Excellent Gift and Thln For Better v/ ! GIFT H:USE  Souvenirs [  ;  Gifts ,. \\; Imported Candies |C Unusual Cards s] 258.2551 i,e