The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 20, 1976 · Page 3
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Hays, Kansas
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Monday, December 20, 1976
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HAYS DAILY NEWS I'ACK :» December 20, V978 IDA To Argue Agafnst Some Magazine Sales • ALEXANDRIA, La. (UPI) — A district judge's ruling on whether Playboy, Penthouse, Hustler and similar magazines breach community standards of decency could have a bearing on what publications Louisiana citizens will be permitted to purchase in the not-too-distant future. j Ed Ware, Rapides Parish district attorney, planned to appear in 9th Judicial District Court Monday and argue that four magazines — which are among a number he has cited — are offensive to the community and should be banned. Playboy and Gallery lawyers flew in from Chicago and New York to defend the publications. Ware has asked Judge Robert Jackson to rule whether a number of magazines, including Hustler, Club, Climax, Chic, and Oui, offend community standards Ex-Warden Says Death Penalty Discriminatory DENVER (UPI) — The 'death penalty fails to deter crime and discriminates iagainst minorities and the ;poor, says the former prison •warden who carried out the ilast execution in the United '.States. ; Wayne K. -Patterson was ;warden at the Colorado State •Penitentiary in Canon City •from 1965 to 1972, and presided iover the execution of Luis Jose ;Monge on June 2,1967. Monge, ;48, was sentenced to death for 'the murder of his wife and •three of his 10 children. ! "In Colorado and '.throughout the, United States, ;the death penalty ' is dis- •criminatory from the 'economic, ethnic and racial standpoints," Patterson, 60, Said during the weekend. • "The larger number by far of those condemned to be executed are minority people. I don't know how to explain -that in a few words, but the result is that those with money who can afford good counsel aren't apt to be executed." Patterson said he was opposed to the death penalty when he pulled the lever that released 12 cynanide pellets under,the death chamber chair for Monge's execution, and he remains opposed to it today as Denver undersheriff and corrections director. "At that time, capital punishment was the law," said Patterson of Monge's execution. "When you accepted the job of warden that was part of it. "So you* had to condition your mind to the fact that the judge, jury and public also had their hands on the lever at the same time you did. The law is made up by all of you, and somebody has to carry out the execution of the law." The former warden also said he believes ' the death penality does not serve as a deterrent to criminals. Patterson said he has talked to many • people guilty of' capital offenses "and never found a single one who ever thought about being executed at the time he was committing his crime, even those committed in the shadow of the prison gas chamber. "Most just thought they'd never get caught," he said. Quakes Monitored In Yellowstone Park YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (UPI) — Park officials said they were closely monitoring seismograph instruments Monday because of two minor earthquakes centered in the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park. Assistant superintendent Vernon Hennessay said the 'earthquakes, which occurred within nine hours of each other Sunday, were the second and third this month. He said the quakes were felt in several areas of the park but caused no damage. • "Just a few windows and nerves were rattled but that's • about all," said Hennessay. "We get tremors daily here in the park that are registered by instruments but not really felt by people." Hko Temperatures NEW YORK (UPI) — The highest temperature reported Sunday to the National Weather Service, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, was 79 degrees at Ocala, Key West and North Miami Beach, all in Florida. Monday's low was 15 degrees below zero at International falls, Minn. The National Earthquake Information Center at Golden, Colo., said the tremors Sunday registered 4.5 and 4.3 on the Richter scale and both were centered in the Mammoth Hot Springs area near the Wyoming-Montana border, about an hour's drive from Old Faithful. Hennessay said the park was not on any specific fault but "in an intense thermal area similar to a volcano-type area." The official said a quake on Dec. 6 measuring 5.0 prompted a slight change in the patterns of eruptions in the Norris Geyser area about 20 miles south of Mammoth. He also said some of the streams became muddy. The last major earthquake in the park, Hennessay said, was in 1959 when more than a dozen persons were killed by a landslide which covered up a campground. , "The last big tremor in July, 1975 caused some rocks to tumble down on roads but no injuries or damage to facilities," he said, "The residents get a little nervous when there is .an increase in activity like this but the only intense action we take is monitoring our instruments very closely." JUHt 20 Oil 3-21 -30-37 L&J52-59-80-86 CANCER » r i- 8- 9-34 &M6-60-75 1(0 \26-27-33-35 S/43-50-62 -By CLAY.R. POLLAN- H Your Daily Activity Guide M IT According la (he Stan. '' To develop message for Tuesday, read words corresponding to numbers of your Zodiac birth sign. 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II 4- 5-10-24/0 31-42-74 PISCIS HI: l» M«.J» 3- 6-17-19/Q 22-28-85-87 under • Supreme Court guidelines. If Jackson rules they do, Rapides Parish stores which carry them in the future will be subject to criminal prosecution for, selling pornography. The attorney representing the distributor, Robert Donovan, said other district attorneys around/the state are watching the proceeding and — if the magazines are ruled pornographic— may institute similar proceedings. . Donovan, who represents Shreveport News Agency, said the ruling could end distribution of the magazines. "The retailers' position will be that if they're ruled obscene, 'We're just going to take them off the shelves.' There's no percentage in the guy running a pick-a-sack or a pack-a-bag and selling these risking a $1,000 fine and a term in the pokey," Donovan said. Group Of Ladies' BLOUSES He said the state law mandating the hearing is unconstitutional. It is so broad and filled with potential for abuse, district attorneys could stop distribution of the Bible if they wanted to, Donovan said. Ware said no other district attorneys have spoken with him about the proceeding although he conceded it could have an effect on pornography action around the state. "Wha( precipitated the whole thing, and of course I'm just speculating... (was) when the (Jimmy) Carter interview came out in the November issue of Playboy there were a great many people who 'read the interview who were just taken aback by what the other stuff was they found in there," Ware said Sunday. "As a result of that, we checked a number of magazines and we found that there was just an awful, awful lot of horrible stuff on sale here." Gil more Complaining Betty Beams President Ford his wife, Betty, after she received honorary Doctor of Laws degree Sunday at the President's alma mater, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. The Fords stopped here to attend commencement exercises before flying on to their ski chalet In Vail, Colorado. (UPI Photo) SALT LAKE CITY (UPI)Gary Gilmore, recovered from his second suicide attempt, is complaining about his prison isolation cell and demanding return of his personal papers. "The only things he expressed any concern about was his personal property and the cell they've got him in, which doesn't even have H toilet or running water," attorney Ron Stanger said Sunday after a meeting with the condemned killer. "He has to tap on the window to get a guard's attention if he wants to 'go to the bathroom. "And he said they took all his personal property — letters, 'drawings, photographs — and turned it over to the sheriff's office without even getting a receipt. "He's very fearful that he won't get back some of it, and he's not very happy about every Joe Doc reading his personal letters and things, .which he feels is going on." Stanger said the condemned killer was "really feeling better" Sunday, three days after his second attempt at suicide by overdosing on barbiturates. A day earlier, said Stangrr, Gilmore was "groggy, weaving around" in the aftermath of swallowing a lethal dose of phcnobnrbllal in his death cell. The suicide attempt came a day after Gilmore received his third execution date for the July murder of a Provo motel clerk -- a date which left him furious, He asked Fourth District Court Judge J. Robert Bullock (o allow him to die today, but Bullock refused and set the execution for sunrise, Jan. 17. Bullock said sttile law required that an execution take place 30 to HO days after imposition. Gilmore tried to waive the delay, but Bullk stuck with the ;«) days. 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