The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 12, 1947 · Page 5
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12, Arkansas Parole Rules lightened Revocations Show Sharp Increase In Recent Weeks By Bob Brown Llllli'il Press Staff fnrrrsnondrnt LITTLE fioCK. Ark., Doc. 12. •(UP)—Taking notice of an alarming incivn.se in the number of m- role rei-octUioii.s, Parole Board Director W. p. Ban said yesterday lie will nslc (he board to (ieliien its ro(juJatl<ais on freeing convicts serving under second and third conviction.!;. B.ill do'emton work of (lie pinole board, but nt the snme time he admitted tliat revocations arc in- crrasing "at an alarming rale." He fair! he would also ask tlie board to recommend a law milking a life sentence iijajidaiorj for four-time offenders. His other recommendations- Thai, Jirst offendcr.s receive parole consideration after scrvin-- one-lnirci ol their term; That second offenders receive consideration after serving two- thirds of ilieir term; And thai tliird offenders be required to serve their full sentence. He said no law. such as suggested recently ), y Little Rock Mayor Sam Wassell, would be necessary since tiiR board i,as the at.thonty under a 1945 a-t to regulate Us actions. A law would be needed however, to make life sentence man- flu lory for four-termers. "I am definitely in favor of these tulcj;." Hall .said. "I bcliev= they Would go a long way toward cur- laihng crime in Arkansas." He added, however .that the new rules .should not apply to present prisoners, juariy of who have work- en faiihfuliy in Arkansas prisons with a release soal j n sighi. Denies Anderson's C'Jiaree ^Ball denied a charge yesterday ^ •>- H. Anderson of North Liule Hock and president of the Arkansas Peace Oflicers Association lint his office is imclcrsialfed and overworked. "We are supervising 1135 men with six parole oificcrs." Ball said. 'I do not behove we are overloaded." Anderson placed the load al 1,800 parolees. The director said that the number of revocations has been on the Upgrade with nine parolees bcinj called in in the past 10 days. He said lie also was giving some thought to suggestions that a nsy- chiitrist be recommended to pass on Ihe possible release of prisoners sentenced for sex crimes. "1 think it would be a good thing." he declared. Ball took exception to statements by Mayor Wasscll classing two re- ceiHly-captuicd Negroes as parolees and second offenders. The two men, Edward Push and James Harris, are being held by Little Rock ollidals and fact sex and burglary charges. .' ' • Ball said Pugh was not out on parole and that he finished his . sentence, his first, last July. 0 "Our oflicc hRd no lurlher jurisdiction over him," Ball said. Harris, he declared, who was serving an 18-year sentence for burglary, was a first-time offender and had no former police record. Harris was paroled in September of 1044, and Ball said since that time he had been steadily and gainfully employed and prompt to report. Club Bouncer Convicted, Given 21-Year Sentence TEXARKANA, Ark., Dec. 12. (UPI —Kilty-one - year - old Texarkana Night Club Bouncer John A. Poiv- e'l faces a 21 year prison term, un- Ic.ss he succe.ssfully appeals his conviction. Poweil was found guilty yesterday of second degree murder in the fatal dance floor shooting July 11, 194f>. of 27-year old airlines office maunder Andrew A. Ellis. His attorneys indicated they would appeal the decision. Bt,YTBKVIU.K (AHK.) COURIER NEWS ' ^» own home. CAU o» wmre C. C. ELDRIDGE IIISTKIBUTOR 1612 W. Cherry I'hone 4496 ... in Kidney ; Trouble i • Trv Mannldiii Valley, the famnus I health walcr Jrom llol Springs, • Arkansas. ' \ s o (i ( h i n R J natural a i d [ I (ml has !)cen ! pcrscrilicd for ! move lhan 75 J fears. Dclici- | i>us lo <lrink «, • • . <io( laxa- i! live. ! CROSSTOWN WHISKEY SHOP Mrtiii and Division Rlvllieville, Ark. German Steel Output Limit Is Increased LONDON, Dec. 12 t(JPI— The HI- Four foreign ministers, carefully ivoidlng a showdown now on Oei- nan reparation*, agreed yesterday o raise the limit on Germany's tied production capacity from 7500 000 tons to 1,500.000 tons annually.' U was the first major agreemen' •cached by tha Blu Four at this iesslon of Ihc council of foreign ministers. The Big Tour had agreed In Ifne to limit Germany's steel production to 5,GOO,OOn tons, and her capacity to 1.500,000 Ions. After Ihe rnuure ot (he Moscow Conference lo reach any agreements on Germany, the United States and Britain agreed to raise the level of steel production In their combined v.ones to 10.100,000 tons. Actual steel production in Germany now, however. Is only approaching 3,000,000 tons a year. French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault has been the major obstacle for more than a year lo any agreement on an increase In the steel production figure. Yesterday Bidault gave formal approval to the increase which he had indicated a week ago that he was prepared to do—on the understanding that France's security would be satisfactorily guaranteed. Bidault told the council lhat France never had been interested •!! depriving the Germans of peacetime industry which could aid In the recovery ol Europe. He repealed, however, the Fiench demand for four- Coal Mine Blast In Pennsylvania Fatal for Four WLLKES-BAURE. Pn., Dec. 12 (UPI — Four men were killed and « fifth was missing in an explosion which ripped through » vein ol the Franklin mine of the l-f- )>fg!i Valley Coal Co. yrxtcrcliiy. Three other miners were taken to Wilkes-Iinnc General Hospital In "bad condition" from burns. The explosion occurred .shortly before noon. The blast was believed to have been In a gas pockel. 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