The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 17, 1946 · Page 3
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WKD.N'ESDAV, AI'RII, 1.7, Prison Inmate Reports Offers Former College Head Has Chance To Return To Educational Field KV KKKSE HART UnilfJ Press Staff Correspondent HAU5IGH, N. C.. April 17. (Ul') —Dr. Leon R. Meadows, probably North Carolina Central I'rlson's most famous innintc since Ihe clays of Senator Luke Lea, said today that lie had received two offers! from out or state colleges to return to the educational field when he is released from prison. lie did not name the colleges which ha<j made the offer, inn- did be say whether h e would accept them. Dr. Meadows, who was convicted In August, 1944, of embezzling student mid college funds while head SI gStnSrs? or.Sr,« ^Jr±J:L:-J™of the first things he wants to do when he returns to civilian life is to write a book. "With the permission of Warden Hugh Wilson," he said. "I have kept a daily journal since entering prison. I hope to use these notes .some day in writing a book." Dr. Meadows, who was B2 years , old Sunday, .said he received over C^lnnc KJ*t 100 birthday messages from friends] "«-mes, rfers BI,YT1IKV1U,K (AUK.) COURIER NEWS er college prcsidclil," lie ndded, smiling, "but I've noticed that since I've been here tile boys use better language '" my presence. 1 try to cheer them up as much us possible. I try to explain to them It's best not to grieve and Ihlnk about thelv troubles and prison sentence." Asked whether lime dragged by slowly for him behind the prison walls, Ihe ex-college head said that on the contrary, time passed just as fast as when he was on the outside. I "I'm busy with my work until lule at night." he ndded. "I spend my leisure moments wrltim; and rend- \ ing. Then on Sundays my wife; comes from Greenville to visit me. 1 ' !le declined to comment on what his proposed book would be about, but close associates snid it would to probably deal a lot with prise/ Lone Oak Lake Ordered Closed To All Seines Southern Clubs Ready To Play Again Tonight life and Under penal Institutions, his prison sentence of three years--two for embezzlement and one for false pretense—Dr. Meadows is scheduled to come up for parole consideration sometime in June. On nil average he receives aroimd 126 letters a week, more than nny Before becoming head of East Carolina Teachers College. he taught English ' in the school for over :>5 years. When asked where he was born, he replied "in Payette. Alabama— you can find all that i in North Carolina and other parts of tile country. Since entering the prison in September of last year to begin serving a term of three years, the former college president has clone Hr.s.1 iiid work in the prison hospital, such PS handling penicillin and insulin injections and doing other like chores. "I like my work Just fine." he saUl. "I'm perfectly contented with prison life., I've been treated good nud the boys on the 'campus' like m? fine." He explained that he was so used to using the word "campus" during his college work that be referred to the institution yuixl as such. Despite reports to the contrary. Dr. Meadows said he had not made application for a parole and had not written a single letter to the parole system requesting release. "1 understand," he declared, "that nn inmate automatically comes up for parole consideration when he has served one-fourth of his term. Some of the boys here tell me they don't believe the parole system does Ibis, but I do." Declining to discuss his trial and conviction. Dr. Meadows said that 'i lot of inmates seek advice from him on - various things. "Maybe it's because I'm n [ovm- For Taking Game Fish LITTLE KOCK, April 17. (UP) — Picnic seines or trammel nets iiviy not be used in Arkansas to take t-ame fish, the Stale Game and Fish.Commission decided yesterday. The commission also shortened the period for seining or netting any variety of flsh to July 1 through Sept.. 30. The season previously had opened June 1 and continued through Sept. 30. Under . the new ruling, permits for each picnic seine or trammel net must be obtained and fisherman must confine their catches to edible non-game fish or rough fish. The commission was told that, 205 turkeys were killed during the recent season in Grant, Lee. Dallas Calhoun and Baxter Counties, ami that of the total 130 were killed in Grant County alone. Illinois soil comes in three colors —black, yellow and light gray. LITTLE KOCK, April 17.-The Arkansas Game mid i-'ish Commission Monday tirdcivd Lake Ixjne O;v. in Mississippi County closed to all seining for the" remainder of th<> year. Secretary T. A. McAnils sni;l. McAmis said (he commission li.i.l acted under an emergency ord*:r because of construction of u new dam on the hike and because the water had recently been stocked with game fish. He added ihe order prohibited the use of all typ»s of seines, either for commercial o.- pleasure purixises. New regulations governing the ise of picnic seines und trammel nuts also were inude by Ilic commission. McAmis said ilu> chain;"-* included a delay from June 1 ;.i July 1 in opening or the seining I season and requiring users of seliv.s to have a permit from I he com- I mission. The commission approved a program totaling approximately $M.- 000 for game restoration work in Arkansas next year. McAmis said. Me added the. proposed projects, involving use of Federal uid] would be submitted to Ihe Fcdor.il Pish and Wildlife Service. McAmis reported that 20(1 tu.'- keys were killed during the sciuon which ended last Saturday. |>ulnll:ii> oul On 1 heaviest kills were rcpin ted in Grant, Lee. Dallas ml Calho'm Counties. ATLANTA. C!a.. Apl'll 17. (UP) — The last BUSH* of winter threatened six of the cighi Southern As- socinllon clubs loduy us Ihey prepared again lor the second o|«n- i"S (lay exercises. The weatherman called for light toiit-oals [olloivlnu yesterday's rain that forced |xtslponement ol sen- son opener ceremonies for Alhint.i PAGE Tito*.' '*•• »l Dlriiiliiuhiiin. Memphis ul Mtilo liiu-k iiml Nnxlivtm- ii( Chilllunootiii. CnM weiilliiT held ii]it'iilini Dunn's HI Aliniiln, Nii-ilu'lllo, New Orlmns "Md Memphis lust frlrtnv lu toss I linn M.OUO, In svsU'i xliiy's only, game, New Oiluuiis won Us fourth Mriilulil vic- |lury. II | U i. O ver thi> Bears bofoiv »n oin-iiliig nigh) i>rcnv<l of 7.U44 ul .Mobile. The 1'elleiins had swopl Ihi' lirsl lhi-ee-K»iiie seili-s of 111.! Ifi'iiKon in NI, W Oilenns. I Tlu> IVIluuis' liravy clouting bv iwo initlielilin.s .six-llfd Hie difference bfUivn I he ilojjBL'd Bi-urs ulul New (Menus. Ill tin- mil, Turn Aslbtiry houwed wl(h two on buse | that drove in three of UK; lour inns. And In Ihe sixth, Piiul ])rmi« had hit u lionU'i with Uu men on also Hint yul. New Crliums In , the loiul. Unl Mp^le tied It up In tlii'lr hull ol Ihv sixth. | The I'L'l*' Jc&se. Dmiiui started on Ihr mound but lasted lltlle more than one Inning bclore the Hears blasted him (or four runs, ice I'fund, who Nlai'ted for Mobile, al| so fulled to slick. It out. bolng relieved in (lie seventh itmlng. 1 Curtis Johnson and Tom 1'erry. both cmering the name In the eighth, were the winning and liv>- :IK pitchers, .resiwcllvely. ToUuy's schedule: Atlanta nl Blrmliielmm (night)., Nashville O l Chattanooga (ufter- Memphls ul Little Rock might). New Orleans at Mobile (night): Kentucky's drsl settlement wus ^an-iidsbiii'ii, which was settled In U'AKNINCl OKDKK Tile deft'iuLint, Bessie (liellyl Mill' Hiumnmuls, Is hereby wnrned to u|iprur In 1110 Crnneeiy Court for Ilic Chk'l;u.SLiwb:i District ol Mhi. County, thirty days - Iplatttt of'-iltt Hammonds, ffied *cMfc*t tiir In court, case No MSI, *o4 upoci failure eo U/ do, utt fi«i|iliM lit Ulccn as canttme* Witness my hand M etofc of court and the MaJ thereof thl* duy of April, 1M8 HAKVEY MORRIS, By Mary Lee Held, Eviard & Rdy AUye. for PlalutM. Oscar Feiidler '.,.. Ally, ad I,ltem. _ . 4;3-lfl- bcr win Jnit 17-24' LIGHTEN TOO DARK 004.V TANNEO SKIN I^^^^BBM^^^^H^^V. ^ freckles. JLOOSCH bt«dthe<Kl», jjse at intervals 25c CAUTION: Usr only u luBSDUX SHIRTS If the shirt fits ... a man'll come bnck for more. Th.it's why it's hard to k«p these Wings shirts in stock. They're soft-seamed for comfort, for longer, unfrayed wear Contour-cut for shoulder and sleeve freedom . . . expertly tailored with the kind of details you'd expect in custom- made shirts. Joe Isaacs, Inc. Club Adds l.andinj- I'lelil CHICAGO (br>—Skycrest conn- try club at Prairie View, 111., near here, is the lirsl local club to provide a private landing field for member's planes. Skycrest is owned by Gene Dyer, radio magnate. COMIilNK M1I.O. SICKD We will contract in advance to buy your Milo al a gnaran-' Iced price for the 1940 crop.' 1945 growers me repealing. 1 See or write us for seed and details. MISSOUHI SOYHKAN COM I'ANY i I CiirulhersviHc, Mo. fr/sn'f WV&fyoi e,if$ft change I'rohahly you »re ulrt^iiy thinking uhoin <!iat regular .spring oil chiAtige for your cur. It's important. But fijually important — it the kind o/ ttit yvH t:)iaHy t e to/ l : or unless you change to • ruugcU. proitt:clve oil (hat'll stand \tp under die hoi, tiurii driving conditions of the months •licitd, we say—-you're (list wasting ytHir money. Make your spring (.lunge-over with «n oil you can he sure nbout— Phillips 6Y> MotorOilth n»s been proved by 6rt,00(l,000,0(>0 miles of nil Icindj of driving . . . by hundreds of ihouuinds of pltaitj drivers. Be .smuri — mukc your cliunge-ovcr tlii.v .spring \vith Phillips fifi Motor Oil —[he tough, rugged, ualuntl ail from licep in llie heart of Okluhomu! Telephone 3331 Blytheville, Ark. -You JEWELRY it's An Everlasting Gift! Express your love by gift-giving at Easter time . . . just watch their eyes glisten as they unwrap the tissue on your offering. Every gift you choose from our wide selection will be distinctive to give and delightful to receive. We'll be g!ad to help you select each and every item, small or large, with exacting care. And, we are sure the final choice will please the most discriminating taste. No matter what you desire—a Watch, a Diamond Ring, an Engagement Ring, a Cigarette Lighter, a Set of Silverware—You'll find it at FITZPATRICK'S .... and at a Substantial Saving! \<. ;«. t, ; ^ v" U ( rtr? *• ^vg&t' / • A ; *.r£$&fc.:'ij ! >i* < M y r.ci--.K^'J* Bei %> Us« Your Credit — It Takes Only THREE MINUTES To Open A Charg* Account At Fitxpatrick's! FITZPATRICK JEWELRY STORES OSCEOLA, ARKANSAS 122 West Main Street, Blytheville, Arkansas PARAGOULO, ARKANSAS SIKESTON, MISSOUM

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