Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 10, 1974 · Page 9
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Hope, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 10, 1974
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Thursday, October 10* 19t4 '" , MOORE BROS. WE ACCEPT YOUR FOOD COUPONS SERVING YOU SINCE 1896 Fbkom lifel* prospect of parole -4 nV, GALLON JUG SWEET ••i i DRY SALT FAT BACK ». - GOV. INSPECTED FRYERS IARM FRESH LARGE WHITE EGGS •»——^ 12 OZ. PACKAGE NO. 1 SLICED BACON BORDEN'S DELICIOUS MELLORINE 29C DOZ POLSOM, Calif. (AP) - "I sure would like to go home. I haven't seen the moon of the stars in 44 years." Ernest bias has lived in a prison cell since 1930, when at the! age of 24 he was convicted of killing a young couple in an attempted holdup. Now, thanks to a recent court decision, he faces the prospect of parole next month. "It's just one of those things. . You've got to take the bitter with the sweet," Dias said in an interview with a fellow inmate at Folsom State Prison, where Dias has spent the last 33 years. The interview appeared in the September issue of the Folsom Observer. Dias, who grew up in the Oakland area, originally received the death sentence, but it was commuted to life imprisonment with no chance of parole. He spent the first 11 years in San Quentin Prison before being transferred to Folsom. After capital punishment was abolished,' the courts held the no-parole sentence unconstitutional. Last Month an Alameda Couhiy Superior Cotift Judge ' reviewed Dias' case and ordered he be given a hearing before ihe Adult Authority, now ,set for November. "I have hope now after all these years," Dias said. "I've had enough of this place. I've seen the light. 1 want to keep working* possibly on a farm, when I'm paroled. The outside, ; world will be strange, but 111 get used to it. I'll have to adjust." Dias' prison counselor, Wil* liam French, isn't so sure. "It's as if he's been In a time capsule. He hasn't really thought about parole plans in the past, because of the sen- lence," French said. "Unless ' he has somewhere to go, it's cruel and unusual punishment to take someone after 44 years and say, 'Here's the street, goodby.'" Prison records show Dias has a brother in San Jose and a sis- ler-in-law somewhere in California, but he has received only three or four visits during the past 15 years. HOPE <AttK.) STAR B*.4«ji ^ fa '-^ e Nine *» BABY BEEF STEAK SALE SIRLION ^J9 C CLUB.......... HhJJ9 c RIB h*89 C Baby Beef CHUCK ROAST ( ! 69 C , I—~ Dal ^™f re f°^|poSK ROAST methods being tested GOV. INSPECTED FRYER PARTS MMHH^BH POUND SACK POTATOES ••••••• BIG ASsdRTMINlf COOKIES •MMHMBHM" PARTY TIME BOLOGNA •^•••••••B MEATY PORK NECK BONES AMERICAN CHEESE MEATY PORK SPARE RIBS HOMEGROWN SWEET POTATOES •••••••••••• GALLON JUG BUTTERMILK DALLAS (AP) — Police records here are under the scrutiny this week of auditors testing procedures they hope will improve the accuracy and integrity of the nation's crime statistics. The outcome of the project, which has included audits of other law enforcement crime records around the nation, "will have a national impact," according to Don Wilson of the FBI. Wilson and another FBI agent from Washington, Ronald D. Butler, are working with three specialists from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). The IACP project is funded by a grant from the federal Law ^Enforcement. 'Assistance. Administrationm The FBI is interested in the project because it compiles the annual Uniform Crime Report, detailing the state of criminal activity in the United States. In assembling the report, the FBI relies upon local law enforcement agencies to report criminal activity from their areas. These figures are built into a national picture, which includes whether crime is up or down across the nation. Law enforcement agencies, winch have poor records are unable to furnish accurate statistics on their level, Wilson noted in an interview. "The Uniform Crime Report is a byproduct of law enforcement records systems," said Wilson. "A crime that is not correctly recorded is not correctly reported. "As the records systems improve, so will the accuracy and integrity of the statistics." Butler said good records and good statistical data are keys to improved law enforcement. Officials can use accurate data to deploy manpower and equipment to the fields and areas where they are most needed. Dallas was chosen for the test audit because of its "sophisticated and developed" police records system, which is highly computerized, according to Ken Matulia; of the IACP| Results of this audit will be *kept confidential rrunless, loealo officials release them to ^e public, the FBI agents said.. They noted, however, that- the audit team was invited to Dallas for its project. Dallas officials maintained recently that one reason for an increase in reported crime in the city in the first half of this year was because of its' sophisticated record system. The weeklong audit will be completed Friday, and Matulia said the IACP will present recommendation on audit procedures sometime next February. Police departments across the nation will be able to use the audit procedures to study their own record keeping systems. r 79 e Fresh Lean GROUND BEEF 79 C or 5 Lb. Pkg. *V%45 For Fresh PORK RIBS 79 Lb. CHICKEN BACKS '-- i - •• '• ' 5 $100 U>. For | FAT BACK A $100 ™ Lbs. For* Good Lean PORK CHOPS 97 £ Fresh NECK BONES 3^1 °°i PRODUCE W * ^ ^^ 'i i I I !• If 'J I Yellow Ripe BANANAS 10 Lb. Celo Bag HfLf POTATOES.. 0 .^.™.. 89 Fresh Vine Ripe TOMATOES oo Bush ENGLISH PEAS.??. 3 , Bush Cut STRING BEANS.^.. Can Van Camp Texas group wants IpCJ singer buried there ?» I • Van camp PORK & BEANS .Pride of 111. ;A Country Gentlemen ¥ WHITE CORN I Eatwell 3/1°° 3/1°° 303 Can 69 c LB 41 00 1 29C PURE PORK *«r SAUSAGE GOOD LEAN PORKCHOPS u mm C IB SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Some Texans are conspiring to spirit away one of Louisiana's most famous folk singers, Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter. Ledbetter, who wrote "Good Night, Irene," died in 1949 after a turbulent life, much of it spent in Louisiana and Texas prisons. He was buried in the Shiloh Baptist Church cemetery north of Shreveport. Now the Harrison County Historical Suvey Committee of Marshall, Tex., says it wants to have Ledbetter's remains moved to Texas. Max S. Lale of Marshall, chairman of the committee, reluctantly disclosed the organization's plans Wednesday. "I'm really sorry you got wind of this before we got this all put together," he told newsmen. "I don't know if anyone might object." The Texas residents contend Ledbetter was anative of their state. Ledbetter's niece, Irene Campbell of Marshall, says, however, that her uncle told her he was born on the Jeter Plantation not far from the Shiloh cemetery. Born in 1888, Ledbetter was raised and worked around IjOui- siana and Texas until 1918, when he was jailed for murder in Texas. He was pardoned in 1925, but was imprisoned at the Louisiana Penitentiary in Angola from 1930 to 1934 for attempted homicide. Legend has it that the gover- nor of Louisiana heard his singing during a routine tour of the prison and pardoned him. "Leadbelly" also served a year in a New York prison for. assault. His distinctive prison-style singing and his gravelly voice made him a famous performer in the 1940s. Mrs. Campbell, 66, said she wasn't the subject of Ledbetter's "Good Night, Irene,-" but said Ledbetter himself gave her the name over the objections of her mother. Lale said his committee hasn't decided where Ledbetter's body would be reburied in Texas but the site probably would be 'in the Karnack Community just west of the Louisiana-Texas line where "Lead- belly" spent many of his younger years. He said some legal steps will have to be taken before dis- terring the body but preparations have been made to acquire necessary permits. The Caddo Parish coronor, Dr. Willis P. Butler, said the move would require three permits, one of which could be issued only by himself or the parish health unit. And the 86-year old coronor said he doesn't plan to issue the permit unless he is shown "good reason." Grand Central Station in New York City, completed in 1913, is the world's largest rail depot. |f Hunt's Large Halves i PEACHES ...**.?™ ' Kraft ISOLIDOLEO ..'.. L . b .. Block « J8 Oz. Bottle $159 WESSON OIL .?»!?.:. I 2/1 00 ,2/1 °° Robin HOOd. FlOUr with this coupon Ib. 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