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Weber County Inmate of State Pen Wins Wants to Aid in War Effort; Prather to Gain Freedom SALT LAKE CITY, May 26 (AP) Walter Willoughby, 34-year-old inmate of the state penitentiary, cooked and served a meal for the state board of pardons, then made BY Monday A. the 18, class, to of bring an "after dinner speech" that brought him a parole. Willoughby was committed from Weber county on a robbery charge. He told the board he wanted to reenlist in the navy 1 or work in the shipyards' and that "life looks a lot different than it did when I came in here." The board ordered his parole to begin Aug._28. He has served nearly four years. Refuse Two Pleas The board also granted a parole to Harry Prather, convicted of kill- year, ing his wife, but refused clemency pleas of two other convicted mur-' derers, Robert McCoy and Alfred Faerber. Prather was convicted of the 1935 stabbing of his wife and was sentenced to life imprisonment. The sentence in 1940 was commuted to 25 years but the board's parole, effective next fall, will permit him to leave the prison after serving seven years. McCoy was convicted of killing Roy Heath, a Salt Lake City business man, during an attempted escape after a bank robbery. Faerber was convicted of second- degree murder in connection with the death of a 20-year-old Fillmore girl who died, the state charged, after an illegal operation. The board granted paroles to two women prisoners who are held in the Colorado state prison. They are Mrs. Vernalia 'Fadiga, 30, convicted of arson in the burning of her home in an effort to collect $1,200 insurance, and Florence Audrey Souter, 21, convicted of issuing fictitious checks. Utah's state prison has no facilities for housing women. Extend Finch Reprieve Authorization of an extension until June 20 of a reprieve for Harry L. Finch, former Salt Lake VICE PRINCIPAL IS SELECTED BRIGHAM CITY, May 26--Announcement has oeen made by assistant superintendent of schools Mont Harmon, that Leslie Nelson member of the agricultural department of the Box Elder high school, has been named vice principal of the school. According to the policy announced, the junior and senior high schools will be combined a six-year high school under administration. Mr. Neuson will head the al guidance work and will hav certain administrative and advis ory functions throughout the Salt Lake Pastor To Address POCATELLO, May 26 (AP)-The Rev. George J. T /eber of Lake City will speak on "Peak and Perplexities" in the Baccalaureate sermon at the University Idaho southern Branch May 31. The Rev. Mr. Weber has pastor of the First Congregational church in the Utah city four City police chief, was voted. Con- ! victed of participation in a munici- ' pal vice conspiracy, Finch was to have begun serving a one-year sentence in county jail last month. His attorney contended Finch's physical condition made it probable incarceration would prove fatal. Two sentence terminations were granted, but neither prisoner will gain freedom. H. W. Conkling convicted of issuing fictitious checks, and Maurice Smith, convicted of forgery, were · given sentence terminations but both will be released into the custody of other peace officers to face prosecution on other charges. A parole, effective July 19, was granted William Skiles, 53, of Weber county, serving a term for attempted rape. Wednesday May 27 NO We've a large, smart different face shape. a hat wardrobe for your

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  1. The Ogden Standard-Examiner,
  2. 26 May 1942, Tue,
  3. Page 5

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