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BlythevllI* (Ark.) Courier News - Monday, April - *l» Fiv * Services Polish Up Treatment of Prisoners By RAYMOND J. CROWLEY WASHINTGON (AP) - "Wei- com* Aboard!" is the cheery title of an information booklet handed to visitors at a once- grim, castle-type building at Portsmouth, N.H. That booklet is a symbol of a revolution in thinking about the treatment of gobs and GIs who go astray and commit acts clas- sified H criminal. It means, the Navy explains, that it has nothing to hide in the way H treats prisoners. *' * * "The castle," an it is not-too- fondly remembered by generations of past inmates, was formerly known as the U.S. Naval Prison and — as a sign of the times — is now officially dubbed the "U.S. Disciplinary Com- mand." "Going there nowadays," says a man who's been there, "is almost like going to school." What with the schoolrooms, the library, the manual training shops, the psychiatrists to shape a lad up, it's a far cry from the old days, even from some fairly recent days. The disciplinary officers of Army, Navy and Air Force go to college classes on the modern treatment and rehabilitation of prisoners. One such course is held here at American University. To take the Navy as an example, an aide to Vice Adm. Benedict J. Semmes Jr., chief of naval personnel, says : "In the treatment of prisoners, the accent is on salvage and reissue," Translated into civilian lingo, that means changing a chap's attitude and working him back into active duty wherever possible. You Know Sylvester Mermosh? Let Me Tell You About His Kid POLAND, Ohio (AP) -The baby at the Sylvester Mermosh home is different. Although not yet S, she is hairy all over. Other babies walk on the floor. Samantha swings from chair to chair. Some day, the Mermoshes know, Samantha will have to go. Probably to » 200. Samantha, called Sam for with Henry, a year-old chim- short, is a 23-pound chimpanzee. Born in the Congo, she was 8 months old when Mermosh bought her from a New York pet shop as a surprise gift for wife wife, Judy, in February 1964. "He knew how much I wanted one," Mrs. Mermosh said. "On a trip to Florida, I fell in love baby panzee we saw there. I'm a kook that way." Samantha is being brought up like a human baby, clothes and all. Mrs. Mermosh had no experience as an animal trainer. "All I knew," she said, "was that if you don't give the chimp love the first year, It will pine away and die." Samantha will grow to 150 pounds and 5 feet tall. She'll acquire the strength of three men. Chimps reach maturity at 10 or 12, can live as long as 50, but can't be trusted by humans after they're 6 or 7. "When she begins chasing me around the apartment, that's when we'll get rid of her," Mrs. Mermosh said. "Now she's quite docile — and no more destructive than a 2-year-old child." Is it CHINA VS The UNITED STATES? China it a puszfe, a riddle to most people. Ytf thi future of th« United States, if not the world, may depend en how we rwpond to her action! ... actions which we eon comprehend only if we study her history. As a public service, in the interest* of greater understanding, this newspaper is proud to present a 24-part tfory-itrip (eriei which examines China's ancient past, her turbulent present and potential future. Wolcfc for "One-Fourth of Mankind," on informative and educational feature of timtly significance. 'ersonnel here tried a psycholg- cal experiment. He wrote to several big corporations and asked them how they would greet a job applicant with a B.C.D. (bad conduct discharge) on his record. IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DIS. TRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS GENEVA DOWNS Plaintiff vs. No. 16706 ALFRED. DOWNS Defendant WARNING ORDER The defendant, Alfred Downs, is hereby warned to appear in this court within 30 days and answer the Complaint of the plaintiff, Geneva Downs, and upon his failure to do so, said Complaint will be taken as con fessed. WITNESS my hand as Clerk of the Chancery Court for the Chickasawba .District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, and the Seal of said court this 15th day of March, 1966. GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By Betty Coats, D.C. H. G. Partlow, Jr. Atty. for Plf. Everett JT-. Harber Atty. ad litem S-21-28 4-4-11 * * * An officer in the Bureau of Without exception they replied that their attitude would have to be negative — for one thing such a man could never get security clearance to work on government contracts. So, the results of the poll were communicated to guests in brigs. "It worked wonders withj some of them," the officer said. "It made them realize the importance of getting back on duty and avoiding a B.C.D." (in the Chancery Court, Chickasawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Booker T. Washington Dargan, Plaintiff, vs. No; 16716 Alberta E. Dargan, Defendant. The defendant, Alberta E. Dargan, is hereby warned to appear within ,hirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Booker T. Washington Dargan. Dated this 18th day of March, 1966 at 11:00 o'clock A.M. GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By Betty Coats, D.C. Leon Burrow, Attorney James W. Steinsiek, Atty Ad Litem 3-21-28 U-'l Visitors to Berlin stay an average of: 5.9 days, according to a survey. . REVIVAL BEACON BAPTIST CHURCH 20th & Ash Elmer Highl, Evangelist Blytheville, Ark. April 10-17 Services Daily 9:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. Everyone Welcome R. A. Wiles Pastor Buell W. Gaiter, MFA Agent 123 N. Broadway (Corner Noble Hotel) Phone PO 3-3361 THANKS For The Tremendous Response To Our First • J Easter Egg Hunt The Participation Was Far Beyond What We had Anticipated. 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