Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on May 19, 1970 · Page 3
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Capital Punishment Around World By KENNETH L. DAVIS Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) - Nearly two centuries afler the first nation abolished the death penalty, at least 58 countries still execute criminals. They hang, electrocute, behead, shoot, strangle, gas and stone to death for at least 52 different crimes from counteracting to castration. It doesn't look as if this picture is going to change much soon. An Associated Press survey shows two movements against the death penalty, in Chile and in Spain, and two movements for return of the executioner, one strong one in Britain and an intermittent one in West Germany. A United Nations study finds the number of capital crimes has been growing in recent years, mainly due to political and economic crimes put on the _ list by some Communist coun-' tries. Still, the United Nations states, "It could be said that there was a tendency in positive law to consider murder as the This ig- instance, which may be punished by death in various countries. The British Parliament, controlled by the Labor party, fired the hangman--except for treason--last December. Hugh Clare, secretary of the Howard League for Penal Reform, believes the Conservatives, if they return to power, may restore him. Wives of British policemen are lobbying for the hangman's return. only capital crime." nores treason, for Public Pressure Public pressure for abolition of Hie death penalty has increased this year in Chile, one of half a dozen Spanish-speaking nalions which still have capital punj*ment. By and large, Latin-American politicians have been aganst capital punishment: many fear that in an unstable political climate death might be decreed for political crimes. A group of lawyers has come mil publicly for abolition in Spain. At last count authorities in 27 countries--including 10 of the U.S. states--had given up exe- ciiliuns either by law or by v i r t u e of not executing anyone. Liechtenstein last executed a person in 1798, although it has never abolished capital ptinish- menl. Belgium put lo death its last murderer right afler World A proven proslitule in Saudi Arabia may be stoned lo death in some remote villages and her male associates beheaded. Adultery is a capital crime in Afghanistan. Capital Offtrue The United Nalions reported that Tennessee law makes it a capital offense to asault anyone with a deadly weapon if the assailant is disguised, and that in Arkansas it is a. capital crime to kill by colliding while in charge of a steamboat. Chile may execute for an assault on a minister or religion, and Dahomey deals out death for "removal outside the country for financial gain of a person of unsound mind or of a minor without the consent of the parents." The Soviet Union has a death penalty for counterrevolutionary acts of sabotage which in Russian eyes constitute a "diversionist maneuver" that seriously hampers efforts to The Soviets also punish counterfeiting and currency speculation by death and, alongside Yugoslavia, call for death for serious crimes against socialized property. Spain, Yugoslavia, China and South Vietnam tag the dealh penalty on misappropriation of public funds, while many Communist countries list death for hoarding and unlawful price increases. Cesare Bonesana Beccaria, 18th century Italian jurist and economist, started the swing away from death with his anonymous "Of Crime and Punishment." He urged prompt, moderate and certain punishments without confiscation, tor- lure or capital punishment. First convert was Leopold 11 of Tuscany, who abolished the death penalty in 1786, followed a year later by Joseph II of Aus- :ria. The argument has been going on since. People who favor the death penalty speak of a deterrent effect. They want to give an object lesson to the living and to protect society from a second iffcnsG Not A Deterrent Opponents argue that the death penalty is not a deterrent. They argue the sanctity of human life-- if il is wrong lo kill, the state should not sin. Regeneration of a sinner, they hold, is more important than revenge. A chief defect of the death penalty, one telling argument goes, is lhat it is irrevocable. Human error does exist. Most penologists are abolitionists but some would substitute perpetual penalty for certain horrible crimes. What is called life imprisonment, the general substitute for death, is seldom truly for life. In Britain the average of life lerms is nine years. The Netherlands abolished the death penalty for murder in 1870 but executed 40 Dutch and German war criminals as late as March 1952. Norway did away with capital punishment in 1902 but executed 25, including Fid- kun Quisling, for treason after World War II. Belgium, which last executed a murderer in 1867, executed several persons for treason after the war. Legal Age Many countries spare pregnant women from execution. Group Founded by Franklin Still Follows His Precepts WASHINGTON - When the'then were at war with England American Philosophical Society met recently in Philadelphia to tally voles for its new president. it upheld a tradition older than the United States. T h e city has been the charter slated that "nations t r u l y civilized (however unhappily at variance on other accounts) will never wage war with the Arts and Sciences . · ·" . Judy Garland's Slippers Sold The legal age for execution is '" Or «P'3fWU years in Finland, 10 in HOLLYWOOD (AP) - An un;e and Burma 17 or 18 m| k n o w n mi || ionail . e p;lid $15 , 000 , Czechoslovakia Ghana, for lhe rubv sljppcrs Judy Gal , Nigeria and the Philippines, and · · '· ···· · - iues., iiay is), i i i u 1'age If 20 in Austria. The insane may not be executed in China, Iraq, Greece and Yugoslavia, among others, whether they were insane at the time of the sentence or at the scheduled time of execution. The question of insanity provides some of the touchiest legal decisions, particularly in the United States. Countries in which the death penalty lias been abolished by law are Argentina, Australia (Queensland and New South Wales), Austria, Brazil, Britain, Canada, Colombia, Cosla Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, West Germany, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Italy, Mexico (25 of 29 states), Norway, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland. It is also banned in 10 states: Alaska, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Michigan, Oregon, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin. Ox." as Metro Goldwyn Mayer studios auctioned off costumes of yesteryear. After making the lop offer in i period in 1969, a financial report department, $74,513: police ally. land wore in Wizard of City's General Fund Revenue Currently $109,000 Over 1969 General fund revenue of thelof this year of $360,056. In 1969, city the first three months of this year totaled $623,261, about $109,000, more than was [collected in the corresponding bidding that lasted less than a minute and · kept 2,000 persons standing, the bidder, Dick Wonder, would say only that he represented a Southern California j millionaire. Auctioning Sunday (rated on costumes, after 14 days of selling old furniture and props. The crowd of collectors and fans gathered on n huge soundstage. Some other costumes from "The Wizard of Oz" of the city shows. Expenditures from (he fund this year totaled $466,985, or only about $45,685 more than this balance was only $97,153. Largest items of expenditure from (he general fund the first 15533 541. S c \v e r : $69,935, $40,653, $104,663. W a t e r : $204,126, $77,242, three months of 1970 were fire d e p a r t m e n t , $37,934; a n d streets, .$43,733. The report showed receipts of and disbursements from other ; i Cemetery endowment: $983, $0 $230 133 Public improvement: $09.183. $1.098. Off-street parking: v i -- j niiu uiouui o u j i i t n u n u i i i u u i c t · *.,. . . n .._ , Afl , , ., jlhe $421,300 spent in the firstlf u n d s and the balance in them'* · ' ? ' ! """" - ' - vlnrm " : "' or r l r r j $8,067, $5,168, three months of 1969. concern The general fund jas of March 31, as follows: January through March of this year included $297,199 revenue in and thej property tax $218,812 'in revenue from city sales tax. Next largest! items were $28,872 from license fees and $27,106 in police' City Police Will Graduate Storm water drainage: $7,950, $12.620, $11,061 debit. Park site; $1,685, $784, $3,010 debit. changed hands at the auctionjrevenue. block-- the Wicked Witch's! Due in part to a ,,., UHH ,., 6 , ,- r ,, , . peaked black hat for $450 and 'cash carryover of $188,286 rromjS r a d u a l e fl ' or " th * ^ SIC , recruit the Cowardly Lion suit Greeley police officers E. jDoyle Barker and Roger L. whoppinpi Wall § ren lhis Fr 'day will $2,400. for! 1969, alance the general fund had a ourse , of th C l I o r a d ° The wedding gown Elizabeth' Taylor wore in "Father of the!/ Bride" was sold for $625. The| late Spencer Tracy^norniii^j^ J u m p j n g law still specifies the death pen- equip her proposed Hollywood 1 ' coat from ' the Belgium, Liechtenstein and brought $125. Cn Luxembourg are abolitionist Debbie Reynolds-who has at- ' T O y countries in fact although the tended most bidding sessions to I , - - - ' , er propose^ Hollywood 1 ANGELS CAMP. Calif. (AP) Half of Fame-picked un I h e j A fr °g named Splash Down, taffeta gown she wore in '"Howl wll ° comes from a w i n n i n sla ' Ihp West. Was Wnn" for $200. ble . has been crowned the winner of the annual Jumping Frog Jubilee. A crowd nf about 30.000 saw , Splash Down cover 19 feet 3 i CHICAGO (AP) -- Peggy DENVER (AP)-- Colorado's! inch in his three leaps in the fi- Krozell and Jerrery Ledvina,ls overnor says he hasn't yet Lai Sunday. Twinkle Toes, also two students, were married at; sran an y reports of the state's!handled by Leonard Hall and in" it as of March 31 'Enforcement Training Academy' .. j i n Golden. | This is a three-week, intensive 1 training program limited lo about 26 selected law en- f o r c e m e n t officers from Ihroughout Colorado. Splash Down' , r rOVer 1 0 AlOn n i ii/ Read at Weadinq Census 3 sunrise Sunday on the Michigan beach in a ceremony Lake 1970 census. Love said featuring guitar hymns to an he doesn't know Bill Pi-odor of Concord, Calif., finished second with 18 feet 2'/4 ANDERSON RADIATOR SERVICE Our unequaled guarantee ! only surpassed by our dedication to doing it RIGHT the FIRST TIME. Call 352-3574 for experienced, professional cooling system service. UNITED DELCO DEALER 1018 8th Ave. (Entrance in Alley) Walter I. Clark, Ownir ,TM f , ,,,,..,,. ,,j o .,, c,,,, w hen f 'S ures wil1 bc available 1 :inches. Egyptian god and poetry read-lf° r Colorado from the U.S. Ccn-| H a l l and Proctor gained] ing. jsus Bureau which supervised j prominence frogwise when their | dozen persons burned in-j" l e nca ^ count. Wyoming and entry Ripple set the jubilee A cense as the Kev. Mr. Kdward Burditt. a minister of the Universal Life Church, who has no church, read lhe Egyptian phar- oah Ikhnaton's "Prayer to j Moontana governors already record of 19 feet 3Vs inches in port Kahlil Gibran. headquarters for the scientific War 1, a children, line from France. M. A. Thompson, a legal historian, says Soulh Africa is put- body since founded in the Society 1743, with . Down lhe beach 100 yards and! fifteen minutes later, about 100 i friends and relatives of Gail Dean and Gerald Fellerath listened to the Rev. John Nelson, a ,. . teacher at the Pittsburgh, Pa.. » M ' 9n j 1 · ,· I theological seminary, unite the It authorized the organization i (wo j n marriagc as he have announced preliminary! 1966. census results for their states.! i I Have you checked ynur: The Colorado State Patrol's'taillights. stop lights, and l u r n i .slogan of the month is: Make|signals lately, asks lhe Stale! jsafe driving a habit. Check your Patrol. 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Famoin Presidents The the American^ Revolution's pam- Paine, as state strummed on his guitar and sang of love and life. Historic Wood PHOENIX, Ariz. ( A P ) - The "worm-eaten bit of wood" proudly displayed by Mrs. For-j ., At ting to death one man every three (lays in carrying out 47 C a r m i ch a e 1 , the National per cent "of all recorded execu-j^ e o g r a phic Society's Vice tions in the non-Communist i President lor Research and esl C. Dana is part of t h e \vnnd-! The Society was rcnowiied! en i u ,n O f the historic Mayflow-i .. ,-_. . .. ,even before it was chartered.' er its 1970 annual meeting, u observations of Venus's the Society elected Dr. Leonard transit of the sun on June 3, 1769, were acclaimed internationally. S u b s e q u e n t meetings _,,, world. Most of those executed Ex p i o r a t i o n , as its ·Wthi ( ji scover j es a n f j j nven |j ons are nonwhite. South Africa hanged 123 persons for rape between 1910 and 19B6. GRASS GROWING LIKE CRAZY? 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A psychologist, Dr. ranged from new plows m ^ shi ,, C a r m i c h a e l is a former mowing machines , 0 Franklin's Her prized inherited posses- secretary of the Mithsoman work w i t n electricity, and a sion , ordinarily kept in a safely model of John Fitch's steam:[ | e po.sit box, was taken out lo I boat that antedated Robertjcommemorate the 350th anni- have! Fulton's Clermont by some 20 versary year of the Mayflower's sailing. the Institution. Past presidents of Philosophical S o c i e t y included Benjamin Franklin.'years. T h o m a s Jefferson. and; Support of scientific research astronomer and clock-maker! began in 1795 with such offers David Rittenhouse. The Society was as $100 for the best essay on Franklin's an e d u c a t i o n a l system I idea. On May 14, 1743. he wrote j "calculated lo promote I h e j lo several prominenl persons j general welfare," $90 for a| pointing oul that lo "Men ofjpaper on American vegetable Speculation, many Hints from:dyes, and $50 for one on im- lime to lime arise" that "might'proving streel lamps, produce Discoveries . . . lo Ihel Vastly larger grants by the Benefit of Mankind in general." He then recommended: "That One Society be formed of Virtuosi or Ingenious Men residing in the several Colonies,!humanities, to be called The American American Philosophical Society now support research in physics, mathemalics, biology, geology, archeology, and the COMPLETE BUILDING SERVICE MURPHY LUMBER Philosophical Society, who are ' t o maintin a constant Correspondence." He offered to act as secretary, noting that his position as postmaster would ; enable him lo send and receve s c i e n t i f i c communications postage free. 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