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Two years ago, Mrs. Alma Lovell, devoted member of Jehovah's Witnesses, walked through the sleepy streets of Griffin, Ga. handing out the gospel of God's Kingdom in printed form. A policeman arrested her and a recorder sentenced her to 50 days in jail in default of a $50 fine for violating an ordinance prohibiting the distribution of "literature of any kind" without getting a license from the city manager.

Last week, her case having reached the U. S. Supreme Court, Mrs. Lovell obtained ultimate and full-panoplied justice. "The ordinance," announced Chief Justice Charles...

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