The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 21, 1952 · Page 7
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April 21, 1952

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

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MONDAY, APRIL 21, 1952 BI.YTHEVILLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS New Jersey Prison Officials Wait as Thirst Hits Rebels KAHWAY and thirst f Stats Prison officials N.J. UV-With hunger P. I.ovell Bixby, deputy coniinLs- their allies, Rahway sloner of slate institutions and waited patiently lodny for a break in a four-! day rebellion of 231 hard-bitten! convicts. : The revolt is the longest In a •^series o! live prison outbreaks in ^the slate. A similar mutiny by 69 convicts at Trenton Slate Prison, 40 miles lo (he south, ended Frl- dny after 17 hours. Barricaded in a dormitory wing, the prisoners were promised they would receive no bodily punishment If they surrendered without harm- Ingr their eight guard hostages. Convicts Kickerijip The desperate convicts, vowing "victory or death" in their mutiny, reportedly were arguing nnd bickering well Into the night as eager food supplies dwindled. Water lias been shut off to Ihe wing since the riot flared up Thursday night. William Lagay, superintendent of Ihe prison farm, said the rebels might be tapping a pipe prison officials don't know about. agencies, who sent the "no corporal punishment" promise lo the con- vict.s last night, said reports of heated arguments came from guards stationed neur the barricaded prison v/'tir*. "We Want Kood" Chants of "We want food" echoed yesterday from the wrecked wing, where huge signs, crudely lettered on bed.sheets, hung from shattered windows. On one ot the bedsheets was written the mute appeal—"Water." A large kite, fashioned from B beiisheet and launched from a win dow was inscribed, "Viclorv or Death." The bedsheet signs contained de mands for an end to beatings, an outside probe of the prison, a re vamping of the parole system and better food. Bates said food at the prison "absolutely adequate," and he firmly denied any beatings, except in the latest outbreaks. PAGE SEVEN the 1st day ot July. 1052. and to expire on the 30th day of June, 1953 Llllle Del! Girdloy, Applicant Subscribed and Mvurn u> before me this 16lh day of April, 1952. Bryan Hc'iird, Notary Public My Commission expires: 12-17-55. MATERNITY WARD—The Cleveland, Ohio, zoo is calling j!s monkey house Ihe "Stork Club" these days. Pictured abovi Is part of the reason—a bumper crop of 20 baby monks. NOTICE Notice Is hereby given that, the undersigned has (i|ed with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control of the Suite of Arkansas for permit to sell and dispense beer at retail on the premises described ; been ccnvicled of a felony or oilier as: Llllie Bell Girdley-Gro., Main j crime Involving moral lurnituds; Street. Etosvah, Mississippi, County, thai no license to sell brer by the The undersigned states that he undersigned lias bren revoked wltli- Is a citizen of Arkansas, of gooil in five years List past: and that, moral character. Diat he has never the undcrilsned has never been convicted of violating the laws of thi.s slate, or any other Mate, relative lo the sale of alcoholic liq- ucrs. Application Is for permit til i>e Ksued for operation beginning on Hard-Bitten Convicts Seize Guards as Michigan Hostages JACKSON. Mich. W-Hard-bltlen, Michigan'., Marqeiilte State Prison convicts at Southern Michigan •rate Prison, one of the world's largest, seized four guards as hostage.! last night and wrecked a five-tier cell block. Ten hours later they were still in control of the cell block while some 300 guards and state police su-armed outside. .Led by a notorious convict nicknamed "Crazy Jack" Hyatt, the mutineers demanded that authorities call In a newsman to talk. to them. They claimed inmates bad been mistreated and mental cases "beaten with rubber hoses." They made a hostage guard, & knife at his throat, pose for photographers at a barred eel window. There bok. were 179 onvits in the bt 29 o/c cthem there for vloating prison res of dls- Ipuclne. Gartis reported, however, that *. grop of 15 or so seeeumd to be (omenlers of the uprising. Warden Julian M. Frisble reported: "Everything is under control. It's a matter of sweating them out now. Tlii! building Is sur- ^ounded and there Is plenty of ar- ^Jlery trained on It." He denied emphatically any brutality. So did other officials. While claiming brutality caused the niuliny, the rebellious convicts wouldn't say on what terms they would call It off and free the guards. Hyatt, whose real name is Jack, pulled a knife and attempted tc use Gov. G. Mennen Williams as fi shield In an escape attempt Et July 8. 1950. A guard, with the governor on an inspection tour, overpowered Hyatt. He Is 23 and Is serving 25 to 30 years for armed robber)-. He was transfered here Dec. 18, 1950. The rioters picked Earl E. Ward,! 38, serving 15 lo 30 years for armed ] robbery from Detroit, as their spokesman. His deputy was Russell I Jarbo, serving auto theft and break- ! Ing and entering terms running! from four to 15 years. Grabbing and overpowering the' guards at 7:20 p.m. Sunday, the convicts called the prison office on the Inter-prison telephone system to announce their mutiny and to niake demands. They demanded to speak to Assistant Warden George Bacon, chairman of the prison's disciplinary board, and a newspaperman— "a representative of The Associated Press." Reporter Ed P. Smith of tht Jackson Citizen-Patriot was called. He and Bacon conferred across a 30-foot pathway with Ward and Jarbo. Smith bad to convince them he was a newsman through bylines in Sunday's paper and to assure them he could get their story to AP and radio stations. "There was so much yelling and banging we could hardly hear each other until Ward ordered: the convicts to quiet down," Smith said, "even though they came outside Ihp cell block to talk to us. "They assured us the four guards were all right, but said the barber shop had been wrecked, plus a lot of other stuff on the Inside." 3-DAY SPECIAL!!! NOTICE Notice Ls herfby given that the undersigned has Died willi the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control of the Slate of Arkansas for a permit to .sell and dispense beet 1 at retail on the premises described as: Circle Inn, (Noah \V. Girdleyi, Highway 77, EUnvah, Mississippi County. The undersigned states that he Is a citizen of Ar^aroas, of good moral character, that lie has never becm convicted of a felony or other crime Involving mural turpitude; that no license to sell bi^er by the undersigned has never been re- vcked within five year* biftt pa-st; and that the undersigned ha.s never been convicted ot violating the laws of this fctatc, or any other state. Lincoln's Specs Put On Display in Chicago CHICAGO l/l't — Abraham Lincoln's sepctacles for the first tlm» are on public display. Tiie Chicago Historical Society acquired them for $275 from tha Oliver R. Barret Lincoln Collection. The magnifying typo sped v,ere used by Old Abe for reading. An eye specialist. Dr. Noah D. Fabiicant, Chicago, said Lincoln probably had very good vision and started wearing the glasses wluni In his middle 40s. relative to the sale of alcoholic liquors. 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