Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on February 10, 1976 · Page 10
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 10

Tucson, Arizona
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Tuesday, February 10, 1976
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PAGE 12 T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1976 Oracle rancher shot Injured man drives for help Final County sheriffs deputies are investigating the shooting of a 29-year-old Oracle man who officers said stumbled to his pickup truck and drove to a doctor's office three miles away after he was shot once in the back. Edward 1.. Schofield told deputies about 1:15 p.m. yesterday he was burning cactus near the Colder Ranch in the in the Oracle area -- about 30 miles north of Tucson -- when he felt a "burning sensation" in his back and sank to his knees. He later realized he had been shot. Schofield, who deputies said is a Golder Ranch employe, is reported in guarded condition at Tucson General Hospital. Deputies said Schofield, after being shot, managed to get to his pickup and drive to Dr. Coy Purcel's office in Oracle. The physician gave the victim emergency treatment and called an ambulance, deputies said. Schofield told deputies he' heard a gunshot about the time he was hit but didn't see anyorie in the area. Deputies said Schofield was struck by a .22-caliber bullet. Singer found dead South Tucson police say it may take several days to determine the cause of death of a 24-year-old singer from California found in his South Side motel room. The body of George L. Harris, Jr., a member of Harris Five-0, was discovered about 3 p.m. Sunday at the Spanish Trail Motel, 305 E. Benson Highway, according to 'South Tucson D e t e c t i v e A r n i e Gomez. Gomez said-Harris ha/J.been dead about four hours when his brother, David, discovered him. Harris Five-0, based in Canoga Park, Calif., is a family singing group made up of Harris, his mother, father and two brothers, Gomez said. They had been performing at the motel about five weeks. Gomez said an autopsy was performed on Harris yesterday but that the results wouldn't be known for several days. Foul play is not suspected. Ex-cons steal the spotlight in country-western music NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Freddy Fender, Merle Haggard, David Allen Coe and Glen Sherley have something in common other than being established country music singers. They're all ex-cons. Johnny Cash and Johnny Rodriguez served brief jail sentences, and Johnny Paycheck once was indicted on a check forgery charge and received a suspended sentence. "These ex-convicts seem to understand the human emotions and feelings of country music fans," said Larry Baunach, a vice president for ABC Dot records. "This has always been the greatness of country music: people listen to the lyrics. "These men have had highs and lows and they know what life is all about and seem to be able to convey it more emotionally than others. They know emotionalism." Fender served three years in Angola State Prison in Louisiana on a 1960 marijuana possession conviction. Released in 1963, he toiled for 12 years until "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" became a hit Merle Haggard San Quentin alumnus and was voted 1975 single of the year by the Country Music Association. "I don't think there's better place for inspiration than prison," said Fender, who says he was "set up" for his arrest. "My time in prison was hard, but music made it better. "1 wrote some songs in prison, and my time there did mature me. I was not as irre- sponsible after I got. out. I began to feel very responsible." Coe has spent 20 of his 36 years behind bars and spent some time in a death row cell. Coe was behind bars in jails and prisons, for various offenses. He told a reporter that his first conviction as an adult was for possession of obscene literature. Later he was returned to prison for violating parole. He was on death row -for three months for allegedly killing a fellow inmate at the Ohio State Prison. His sentence was later commuted. When he allegedly killed the fellow inmate, he was in prison for possession of burglary tools. "In some ways it hurt and in some instances it helped," Coe said about how his string of jail terms affected his career. "It was hard to get credit for instruments and things like that when I got out. But a lot of people identified with it as an image. "When I got out on parole, I went to West Virginia and played in little places -- bars, places like that," he said. "I went to Nashville in 1968 when I got off parole." His first album was entitled "Penitentiary Blues." Haggard began serious performing and writing between 1958 and 1960 while serving two years and nine months in San Quentin for burgiary and escape. He was chosen entertainer of the year by the CMA in 1970 and his "Okie From Muskogee" is a classic. Sherley did 10 years at the Vaccaville Institution in California for armed robbery. »/ When he was released in 1971, he joined the Johnny Cash troupe. Cash, contrary to popular belief, has never served time in prison. But he has said he spent seven different "one nighters" in various jails. In 1965, he was charged in El Paso, Tex., with possessing illegal drugs- and pleaded guilty, was fined $1,000 and given a 30-day suspended sentence. Cash now performs benefit concerts at various prisons and his albums include "Johnny Cash at San Quentin" and "Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison." Rodriguez was jailed in the Austin, Tex., area on a charge of stealing three goats. Then a Texas ranger heard him singing, called a country music promoter, who later became his manager, and got him on his way to success. Rodriguez has said he stole Surgeon sentenced in marijuana case nathan HEARING AID COMPANY . ANNOUNCES The Relocation of their Offices to 2506 N. ALVERNON WAY PHONE 325-2547 the goats so he and friends could have meat for a party. Paycheck was indicted in Nashville in 1972 on a check forgery charge. 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