Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 18, 1931 · Page 5
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 5

Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 18, 1931
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VSnsSSfSS^SBSSSBttSSSiOtiSs&iAj^^Sft^Sss Murderer Raises Birds in Prison Cell Life Tenner I« Authority On HabiU And 111. of Canary Bird* FORT LEAVENWORTH, Knn.-In tho federal penitentiary' here to which Al and Ralph Capone, Chicago gangsters, have just been sentenced for Income tnx frauds there lives n twice- convicted' murderer who Is finding new joys in life. For Robert Slroud, life convict and world authority on the breeding and diseases of canaries, may continue to , listen to the warbling trill of his birds. Stroud has won a long battle with prison authorities dyer whether he should continue to raise the canaries for sale, in his solitary confinement cell. A loophole has boon found in a re. cent order which prohibited federal prisoners from transacting business with the outside world. The governmental ruling' was followed by n storm of protests from persons who had become interested in America's strangest convict. Mrs. Elizabeth Stroud, 71-year-old mother of the slayer, led the tight to have the government rescind its order on tho grounds that her son's canary business provides her with her sole menus of support. "•While prison authorities did not find it expedient to rescind the order, they did nue that proceeds 'from the sale of the/ canaries could be placed in tho prison-fund 1 , and that Stroud could be paic) a salary for raising them. The story of Slroud and his canaries is one to put Dr. Jekcll and Mr. Hyde to shame for contrasts in a single man's character. When he was 18, ho pleaded guilty to the slaying of n rival for the affections of ;> woman of 40, and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Within a month after his arrival at the McNeil Island Penitentiary in Washington ho slabbed a fellow prisoner and six months more was added to his term. Stroud was then transfon-od to Port Leaven wort li. Kansas, and for three years was a mr.del prisoner. He obeyed the prison rules and added to his meager earlier ecUicalion by taking correspondence school courses in rhetoric, music and drawing. There can be no doubt, that he showed unusual talent in ail thruc. And then, just as it seemed that Stroud had determined to salvage himself from the human scrapheap, he killed his second man. Robert Turner, prison guard, was his victim. The guard 1 was slain by a stab from a table knife; rnd after two'rnistrinls, the convict was sentenced to hang. 'As his mother spent her last penny in an effort to s;iva him from the gal* lows, Stroud played checkers as he listened to the carpenters build the gallows on whcih he was to hang. Finally, on the eve of hls^xecution, President -.Wilscfe Bteaufi Jus .mother's, plea and commuted ;his;scntencie to life; imprisonment irt solittfry confinement. Apparently as undaunted by this turn of events he had been when there seemed little hope for his life, Stroud began painting pictures and selling them for his mother's support. But Under Two Flags Green Laseter 3, L. Cumbie, Sr., Earl FlricJiert Nolan Lewallen and J. T. Cumbie, tfr-i have gone a hunting and fishing trip this week. DAILY Pt$SS, tt® Miss Wreath* May of Hope Wa^fWi 'Week-end guest of Miss Dorothy " ertson. The party given by Burnlee .—, Saturday night was enjoyed by all who attended. Mrs. Charlie Moss of Kansas City, is VlAitlng with Mrs. W. $. Mfc and Mrs. Garland Mulling afttf Mf, and Mrs. Rob Jones of Hope called oh Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mulllns Sufi- day. , We are glad tb welcome Earl and family to our community. He has served under two falgs . . . worn the uniforms of two natinos . . . become an officer in two nrmies. And here you see Walter Stuber ,at left, as "Herr Ober Leutnant" In the Kaiser's armies during the World War, and at right as he appears today—a second lieutenant in the United States Reserves. A native of Newark, N. J., by birth, Stuber returned to Germany at the age of 12 with his father. When the World War broke' out, he enlisted with a group of class-mates in the German school which he attended and was given a lieutenancy. Now, back in the United States, he has taken out papers to make sure of his ciilzenship, holds a position in Philadelphia as a manufacturing expert—and has lent to his rcatfopted country the military experience he gained as a soldier for Germany. his eyes began to fall, and Stroud once more faced life which might become no more than day after day of staring at four blank prison walls. Then one day when Stroud was "getting his exercise" in the prison yard he caught two young sparrows who were in the yard. He took them to his cell, taught them to "play dead" at his conunand and conceived the idea of raising canaries in prison. A fhort time later, he was in the canary business in earnest. Again he was apparently balked when his canaries began dying by the dozens from diseases. And again he found a way out. He discovered remedies for these diseases, and his discoveries wore hailed with delight by bird-lovers in all parts of the world. He wrote articles for the leading pet- bird publications, the readers little dreaming that the author of these scientific treaties on bird disease remedy and prevention was a lifer in solitary confinement in Fort Leavenworth penitentiary. His business grew and his profits increased. Although there seemed little possibility of his ever leaving prison, he had 1 found a way to provide for hia-rnother, and a work'which. ,he found- Intensely infer^stigg. >, •• v, Then catne "'the government' order which meant, in effect, that Stroud would have to give up his canaries and his magazine articles. But the convict's story was too well known by this time for his case to go un- noticed. Organizations familiar with his work, and-with the plight his mother would find herself in if Stroud 1 were compelled to quit tho canary business, got busy and official Washington was bombarded by protests'. It is said that one or two United States senators interested themselves in the case and joined their voices to the others decrying what they termed 1 "a needless blow to a man who had already suffered most of the tortures of the damned." \ Makes You Lose Unhealthy F a t Mrs. Ethel Smith of Norwich, Conn., writes: "I lost 16 pounds With my first bottle of Kruschen. 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