Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 11, 1976 · Page 12
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 12

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Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sunday, April IT, 1976 Interview point tmrnaimifflinilllMlttlWIiraiM The death penalty is an old subject which still tugs al Uie consciences of Americans, Opponents have said the islalo does nol have the right to take a human life. Proponents have often quoted the Biblical passage of "an eye for an eye," also claiming that the penalty deters crime. The Supreme Court is expected soon to rule on whether states may, In some cases, sentence persons to death. The TIMES isked Fayetteville High School students Iheir opinions .'i. * * V *· ·» ' t $ *$* tl * ^ * '^ HUGH PAINTER--"! don't think we should have the death penalty because it Is wn injustice. There have been men sent to death row who were innocent and wme of them have been saved by new evidence introduced in their cases. The death p e n a l t y greatly enhances Ihe chnce that an innocent man will die in the gas chamber or electric chair. As for punishment, I can't think o( anything worse than (or a, man to spend hi* entire life In prison. That i* a f»r worse punishment,' CHARLES STUTTE--"I think there are many instances wher 'we need it and so \\e shout reinstate the d e a t h penally. Th person who kills five or other people cannot be let loose He is kept in prison at t h expense of the taxpayers fo the rest of his life. Are yo really punishing him by keeping him in jail? Prison becomes his home. He escapes punishment." DALE BROWNE--'.'The death enalty helps to deter crime nd Et also prevents murderers rom being later released from rtson and coming back into so- iety. There have been many nstances where . murderers r ere released from prison, only o murder again. I believe th*at luder Is an unforgiveable rime and the death penalty is a just punishment." G1NA WILLIAMS--"I bcHcv that the government does no hav.e.thD rightful power to tak away life from anyone. Th stute becomes the murdere when the death penalty is used Also, there is always n chanc that a convicted murderer ca be rehabilitated or that ne\ evidence may be presented L his case. I think the dc«t penalty is often used as ven gcnce and only serves to lowe everyone's estimation of human life." ANNETTE OSBURN-"If had a close friend or relative who was murdered, I think tha I would want the murderer to get the death penalty. I suppose this is revenge but 1 believe thet someone who would: vio lently kill another person mus be severely punished. Then too I believe that if I were the murderer, I would rather be billed than to face spending my entire life in a prison cell." H O L Y W E E K at St. Paul's Episcopal Church Plm Sunday 8, 9, and 1) a.m. Men/, Tu»s., Wed. 12 Noon M»undy Thursday 12 and 7:30 p.m. Good Friday 12 »nd 7:30 p.m. Holy Saturday !»«t«r Day 5:45 p.m. 8,9, and 11 a.m. cbuRcb Holy Communion Holy Communion Holy Communion Service and Sermon by The Rector Easter Eve Service Holy qt St. Martin's Chapel Communion Pilm Sunday 5:30 p.m, Holy Communion Monday-Friday 12:30 p.m. Holy Communion £»»f»r Day 5:30 p.m. Holy Communion . 8M W. Maple VISITORS A R E WF,fX.'OME AT ALI-SERVICKS Morning «nd Eveninc 1'rayer arc read dally Pbtifit iJ2-7373 for Jurlhcr Informatisn. TEBBV JIOORE--"I belie the death penalty should used in cases of mass murderers where there is no chance of rchablitation. Looking al this in u realistic way, the man who pulls the switch on a murderer 15 also a murderer. V/e must face the lact (hat the state becomes a killer when the death penally is used and wergh this fact with the need loi proper punishment. The puish rnent should fit the crime bu I'm not so sure that the death penalty can be justified." California Fancy Red Ripe 1 Carton M Royal Vanilla Ice Cream Reg. $1.98 Limit 3 Gallon Cartons Please ? EFFECTIVE THRU TUESDAY WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES AT SALE PRICES Select (Bone In) Chips ^^MK Battles Coca PRICES EFFECTIVE THROUGH APRIL 13, 1976. Morton We Redeem U.S.D.A. FOOD STAMPS 8-oz, Pkg. Reg. 3U limit 10 Pleas* Always Good Charcoal Reg. 95c 303 Can 16V2-oz. Reg. 33c Musselman's Applesauce Limit 8 j Cans ; Please

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