Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 28, 1973 · Page 9
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 9

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 28, 1973
Page 9
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Ending 3Vz Day Drama Tennessee Prison Escapee Killed In Dallas DALLAS (AP) -- A three-, and-a-half day drama across the South involving a prison escape, abduction and rape has ended in Dallas with the fatal shooting of a man by police. On the basis of scars and other physical marks, Dallas officers identified the man as Willie James Nelson, 25. They were awaiting final confirmation through a fingerprint check. Tennessee authorities said Nelson escaped from a Nashville state prison work release center Friday night. .Nelson was shot while trying to flee an apartment complex in near North Dallas after raping a woman, police said. He was felled with one shot by pa trolman Josias Prelow, 33, and died at the scene, officers said he had two pistols, one .of which he had drawn when he was shot. POLICE ACCOUNT Police gave this account: They were summoned by salesman Edward Dale Wood 25, who told them Nelson had forced him Monday night to drive in his car from his office in McComb, Miss., to Dallas. On arriving Tuesday morn ing, they first drove up and down Main Street looking for a bank so Wood could cash a check. Not finding a bank, they drove to the apartment com plex where Nelson got out watched Wood in the car to _.bout 10 minutes and then went inside the building. Wood said he gunned the car ut of the driveway, drove four ilocks to a service station and he building and started a door- o-door search. They were directed to an apartment where a woman was door, police knocked it down and simultaneously heard a woman scream in a .back room. The intruder, hearing the door onto ummoned police. Officers quickly surrounded ;a!d to be having lunch. Getting no response at the being kicked down, a small balcony and eaped over an iron railing as ie was shot by the officer. The rape victim, described y police as being in her early 20s, said she was attacked .wice. Investigators said she was being raped a second time when they arrived. Wood was not harmed. UNRAVELS The thread of adventure began to unravel. Tennessee authorities said when Nelson escaped from the work release center, abducted a young medical student and drove to Memphis, Tenn., where he raped her before fleeing in her car Saturday. The car was later found abandoned on Interstate 55 near Bryam. 10 miles south of Jackson, Miss. M i s s i s s i p p i police sub- sequently received reports Nelson was seen between Canton and Yazoo City, north of Jackson, after commandeering a car he flagged down. Thereafter he disappeared until the incident here Tuesday. Wood said that in Jackson, Miss., Nelson forced him to follow a woman motorist to her home where he hoped to rob her, but the woman refused to open done Tennessee prison warden Jim Rose said Nelson was serving eight to 18 years for a first degree burglary conviction and an assault with intent to commit murder conviction. He had been sentenced in Knoxville Tenn. the door loned the plan. and he aban- Pilot Killed In Crash 01 Voodoo Jet CABOT, Ark. (AP) -- An Ar Kansas Air National guard ilFlOl Voodoo jet crashed a lalf mile cast of here. Tuesday, killing the pilot, 2nd Lt. Donald E. Clark. 24, of Little Rock. The plane was part of the 189th Tactical Reconnaissance Group at Little Rock Air Force Base, and was on an instrument navigation training mission that began when the craft left the base at 11:20 a.m The crash occurred at 12:58 p.m. Clark's body was found 100 yards from the wreckage. If was near the ejection seat o: the plane. Clark's parachute was open. A large trench was dug the crash Impact. The site Is on the property of William H. Hinklc. whose house was about 00 yards from the debris. A LRAFB spokesman said an ircraft accident investigation board composed of Air Force officers was sent to the scene o probe possible causes for the crash. Sam Rowe, who lives in the area, said the plane made a sweep above his house. He said his wife remarked that the plane sounded as though it were flying abnormally low. After that, they heard what he said sounded like an automobile tire blowout and then, seconds later, a loud explosion. Clark is survived by his widow. Sheila, of Little 'Rock. He was the son of Mrs. Christine T. Clark, also of Little Rock. Th» TIMES Is The Beit Buy For Your Advertising Dollars! Fianna Fail On Defensive In Irish Republic Election DUBLIN (AP) -- The Irish Republic voted today in a national election to decide its government for the next five years, and the race was completely open. After 15 years in power. Prime Minister Jack Lynch's Fianna Fail party, the Soldiers of Destiny, has been thrown on the defensive by a 14-point program of social reform produced by a coalition of Fine Gael--the Irish Party--and the smaller Labor Party. Most of the Dublin pundits were predicting that Lynch would be defeated. However, they made the same, prediction in 1969 and were wrong. The counting of votes starts Thursday and may take 48 hours. Fine Gael and Labor cam paigned together for the first time since 1957. If their sup porters use the proportional representation- system to their fullest advantage, their chances '. o f . : winning will be much en handed. "' The one safe prediction was a ; heavy turnout. The election · battle, fought over acres o newsprint and a torrent o · words, was pitched on such do mestic issues as taxation · prices and improved social ben · efils. It aroused public in votvement to the full. The troubles in Northern Ire · land, where 'another child wa : killed Tuesday night during a gun battle between Britisr troops and guerrillas, wen argely ignored. This may prove a negatlvi 'actor for Lynch, who openei iis campaign with a call for i rong mandate to speak for he republic on Northern Ire and's future. He, like the lead- rs of the other main parties, is ommitted to seeking a peace ul road to Irish unification. He may lose some votes to former upporters who split off to demand a more militant stand gainst British control in the ·forth. Chief Dies L'ANSE. Mich. (AP) -- Chie Herbert Hawkshield Welsh, 70 believed to be the oldest livin male descendant of Sitting Bui died Monday. His Sioux nam was Tantanka lyotake Hoksila which means "Sitting Bu Boy." Little Rock Han Charged With Robbing Bank LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Alan D. Simmons. 23, ot Little Rock surrendered to FBI agents in Houston, Tex., Tuesday and was charged with robbing the Colony West branch of Commercial National Bank in Little Rock Monday, according to police. Little Rock Police Chie Gayle Weeks and Ray L Faisst, special agent in charge of the Little Rock FBI office said in a joint statement Tues day night that U. S. Atty. W. H Dillahunty of Little Rock bac recommended bond of $50.000 pending a hearing for Simmons before a U. S. magistrate. Northwett Arkansas TIMES, Wa{., Feb. VAVITTKVILLI, ARKANSAS 28, 1973 · 9 Kaisst said Simmons gave limself up voluntarily. Faisst said he could not reveal if any money was recovered. Officials lad said an undetermined amount of money had been taken from the bank. Faisst credited the initial break in the case with "some highly commendable police work" conducted by Sgt. B. H. Moore and Patrolman Robert Thomas of the Little Rock police, FBI "who were agents In working with checking out leads furnished by some especially alert employes" of th« bank. At WATSON'S We Save You Money Every Day Of The Week Unity PURE CANE SUGAR 5-Lb. Bag Jumpers Budget Recommendations I Are Approved LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Most of Gov. Dale Bumpers' recommendations for operating budgets for state-supported higher education for the next -two fiscal years were approved Tuesday by the Joint Budget Committee. The budgets total 154,435,878 *OT the next fiscal year and $60,225,825 for the following fiscal year. The committee approved a request by Rep. B.D, "Doug" Brandon of Little Rock to add $300,000 each year to the governor's recommendation for the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. He said the money would compensate .for the growth in enrollment at the school. The committee also approved a motion by Rep. L.L. "Doc" Bryan of Russellville to appropriate an additional $100,000 for Arkansas Polytechnic College at Russellville in the second year of the biennium. The committee approved an increase of $48,135 above Bumpers' recommendation for the UA Agricultural Kx- periment Station budget and recommended an increase of more than $1' million for the UA Cooperative Extension Service. w/$5.00 Additional Purchase Excluding Tobacco NORTHERN TISSUE 4-Roll Pkg. 36 Ragu SPAGHETTI SAUCE FARMINGTON LIONS CLUB CHILI SUPPER With Free Entertainment Saturday Night, March 3, 1973 Serving 6:00-8:00 p.m. Adults $1.25 Child 75c FARMINGTON SCHOOL CAFETERIA Tickets Available From Any Club Member or at the Door At WATSON'S We Gladly Accept USDA Food Stamps Orchard Pride Sturgeon Bay Red Sour Pitted CHERRIES Chicken of the Sea CHUNK LIGHT TUNA 61/2-Oz. Can 39" Dinty Moore Beef Stew Lrg. 11/2-Lb. Can 69 Kellogg's Corn Flakes Lrg. 18-Oz. Box.. 36 Blackburn's Pure Strawberry Preserves 18-Oz. 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