Clipped From The Brownsville Herald
Former Texas Badman Seeking Prison Parole NKW ORLEANS (UP! -A for-.ttw dust, hiÂ» chtet ripped open ; lt i. now part ol the death'" mer Texas hadman whose blaz-! b ' " Â»ft-Â»sÂ«l Â«*Â«Â· *Â«J8. ihouse. inp pistols wrote headlines: Prison CaPÂ» a 'n J *n Suiglcton; His thin body i, riddled with throughout the South 25 years ago went before the State Par-! ed from lne barber 5h Â°P- don Board today seeking free-! Gunid WotindMl FÂ»tÂ»ll.v dom in his remaining years. ! Newspaper a c c o u n t ! and Guard J. W. Fletcher sprint-i bullet scars. He has been Prisoner Charlie Frazier once :aid prison time heaped that he could have had more upon him served in five lifetimes. He asked Louisiana today to take back two life sentences. Texas and Arkansas have agreed not to demand the complete life sentences there. Bank robber, murderer, leader in the bloody 1933 prison break at Louisiana's Angola prison-and later convict boss of Angola incorrigibles--Fraaer today had what appeared to be his best; chance for a favorable nod from[ Fletcher made a grab for Fra zitr's pistol and was shot through the head by a prisoner named James Russell. Then Frazier grabbed Singleton by the arm and shot him in the side. Singleton died three days later. Frazier, Russcl! and 10 other convicts jumped into a nearby | at least 12 times--the worst i October of 1946. when a convict guard shot him lix times in stomach. If Charlie gets out, he has offered a hobby shop in sas, in South Louisiana and plans to sell his life story. He said he has a "rather attractive offer" for it. "I'm not a sour and senile man in hit dotage." Charlie "But time is gradually running car and roared through the gate om on mc _a n d I am'eo weary stil! firing. But one of them wasLj being confined" shot out of the car by guards. The rest escaped. Frazier, wounded In the leg. swam the Mississippi River and Â·Punished RnongtV Gov. Karl Long says he thinks the one-time gunman "has been punished enough." Fra?ier is IS, pulled armed robber)', Was captured in October, and sentenced to life in! a Texas prison. But Louisiana extradited him. jDehydration Of Meats Tested For Army Use WASHINGTON (UP) - weren't tough enough when the Hr has been in Angola 25 years, I Afler two mistrials i n 1936 and longer than any other prisoner. 11943. Frazior was convicted of slcak and PÂ° rk chops. Army fed dehydrated eggs to GI. Now he's in (or dchydraied It was a September Sunday in 193? when the nation first began to take notice of Charlie Frazier. a rookie at tough Angola prison. A baseball game was being played. Visitors had been allowed inside the prison although officials were a bit jitter}'. There was talk of trouble. murdering. Captain Singleton and given another life sentence. Serving One TJfc Term The Commerce Department, which has been conducting tests for the armed forces, reported iday that "stability of vitamins 1 ' ' - - ,J 1 t _ ! _ _ , - _ , _ ... , , **"*.' U1UL atdulll It didn I matter much. He al- dehydrated beef steaks and ready was serving one life sen- Â· - - tence at Angola for shooting to I kill in a hank robbery--he owed one in Texas--and had escaped from an Arkansas prison where Then the sharp refills ot rifle j he was serving lite lor killing lire and muffled pistol shots rang!Constable Roy Sellman near Ash- 'down in 1927. Frazier wont into solitary confinement for more than 12 years in a cell specially built for him. across the prison yard. Convict guard Arnold Davis yelled "Look out. here they | come" and fell dead, sprawled in chops is as good and possibly ler than that in iresh beef or pork." "It was concluded from this sludy," tile department said, replacement of fresh or canned steaks and chops by the .dehydrated products would result in no decrease in the quantity of ribofiavin, niacin and thiamine military rations."