The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 9, 1967 · Page 7
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Publication:
Location:
Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Monday, January 9, 1967
Page:
Page 7
Cancel
Start Free Trial

Page 7 article text (OCR)

Blyfflevilte (Ark.) Courier Ne*s - Monday, Jimiiry 9, llW - PAge Sevea Loo/c Ma, No Hands! Physical fitness begins early for youngsters at a St. Louis YMCA. In the guise of play, they strengthen their four-year-old bodies by bouncing on trampolines, working on vaulting horses, and sliding down balancing beams. The program is designed to avoid any sign of regimentation and yet provide the children with real physical exercise.. _ Through it all mothers wotch anxiously as their children show off their new-found skills and daring. Maternal reactions vary from concern to pride (above), and one mother comforts her tot who fell off a balancing beam. At lower left a youngster bounces exuberantly on a trampoline, while another concentrates on negotiating a balancing beam. Atty. Favors Death Penalty By PEHRIN JONES Of The Searcy Citizen Written for The Associated Press SEARCY, Ark. (AP) - "A nan who had watched many xecutions might find himself olldly against the death penal- y. But if he had also watched commission of the crimes or which these individuals were entenced to death, I doubt his eelings would be the same." This is the view of Pros. 4tty. Lloyd Henry of the First udieial District, president of Arkansas Prosecuting At- orney's Association and a trong advocate for the re- ention of Arkansas' capital junishment law. Henry, a three-sport letterman in college, a graduate of he University of Arkansas Law chool, and long active in youth work in White County and over he state, is not taking a cold and calculating view of the mnishment of criminals. He eels certain that the death jenalty is a strong deterrant to the commission of first-degree murder and rape and his view was endorsed unanimously by the state's prosecuting attorneys at their December meeting. * * * Henry's credentials in the field of la\v enforcement are based on 16 years as First Dis- rict prosecutor. He Is the only man ever elected twice as resident of the state group, with his first term coming in 1956. He has been president of ,he bar associations of both White and Woodruff Counties and is vice-president of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association. P'or 12 years, Henry has served as chairman of the leg- .slative committee of the Prosecuting Attorneys Association and he is currently serving on the Criminal Laws Advisory Committee to the Arkansas Legislature, looking into new legislation to curb pornography, the handling of sex offenders and considering the state's criminal insanity test. Henry said, "I feel that it is strong deterrant to the habitual criminal from killing anyone... particularly police officers attempting to apprehend him.. .and to the taking of the law into their own hands by emotionally upset individuals. "When you have an armed robber about to be arrested for, say the third time, he knows that his apprehension and conviction means a long sentence. Without the death penalty as a deterrant, it would become to his advantage to shoot the arresting officer thereby taking the chance of getting away altogether or of serving no more than a life sentence... which can be commuted or turned to pai61a later. * * * "In addition, you have the case of some individual who has had a loved one assaulted or killed. Under the emotional strain of the moment, he may want to take the law into his own hands to kill the person who has harmed or killed his loved one. "Any prosecutor knftws that many times the confidence that Hie law will exact severe punishment is the only manner of reasoning with people under these conditions." Henry said that the prosecutors group got into the controversy over the death penalty when it became apparent that a bill is to be introduced into the next session of the Arkansas Legislature to abolish capital punishment. He said the group understood that the bill was to have administration support and that the prosecutors felt that they had to make their position known. From .the reaction has come a battle of statistics led by those who favor abolition of the death penalty. Henry points out: "Any kind of gymnastics can be used with statistics but those actually de terred from crime are not reflected by statistics." He said that, If statistics are o be used, they should be on he crimes carrying the death penalty and he quoted from the American Criminal Law Qiiar- erly to the effect that, from a California study, "of the 96 per- ons convicted of first-degree murder between 1950 and 1962, 8.6 percent had previous felony conviction in crimes of murder, manslaughter, armed robbery and forcible rape." * * * Henry contends that figures used in an effort to refute these igures bear no correlation to he argument. "To me, the fact that only one per cent of all parolees commit murder is not significant," he said. "The vast majority of hose on parole were imprisoned for short periods for minor crimes... involuntary manslaughter and the like... that lave no relation to major crimes committed by hardened criminals." Henry realizes his belief is not politically popular but he adds, "Some one has to stand up for the rights of society as a whole as well as of those of the individual involved in t crime. Someone has to protec 1 the dedicated police officers who arrest hardened criminals And someone has to protect the quiet, simple, unassuming citi zen from being murdered on a lark street. I think the threat of he death penalty Is an impor- ant way to do it." Cnd Advance for Jan. 9 Blows Bullet JOLIET, m. (AP) - Cab driver Nick Simotes, 32, was on lis way to the police station Friday night to view a man sus-. peeled of robbing him and shooting him in the head three months ago. Simotes blew his nose and eut came the bullet which had been .odged in his sinus since ths shooting. Physicians had known ; he slug was there but it had not been removed. Simotes could not identify the FAST RELIEF FOR FEVER AND PAIN OF COLDS Fastest, strongest relief you can get without a prescription. Clothes May Betray Your Personality By JEAN SPRAIN WILSON AP Fashion Editor NEW YORK (AP) — A man Who wants to be boss at home should choose a wife who wears hats. He should beware of those determinedly independent lasses with hair- fluttering unfettered to their shoulders. That is the advice of Dr. William Jennings Bryan Jr., a California doctor, lawyer, and hypnotist who makes instant personality appraisals by taking into account the clothes people wear. This talent has been of particular value to F. Lee Bailey, the famous defense lawyer who has never lost a case. Although Bailey does not need any help in choosing a wife — he has a lovely one who wears hats — he has called upon Dr. Bryan on several occasions to help him select prospective jurors. * + * Dr. Bryan was with Bailey in Cleveland, Ohio, tor the Dr. Samuel H. Slieppard trial and in Freehold, N.J., recently to assist in picking the jury which eventually acquitted Dr. Carl Coppolino of charges of having murdered a neighbor. The portly 40-year-old doctor, who directs the American Institute of Hypnotism in Los Angeles, believes that although clothes do not make the man, they reveal almost unfailingly what the man is like. "Suspect a person of having very little self-confidence if his dress is not characteristic of his profession," says the doctor. "If a man is a banker and doesn't dress like the average one _ expensive and conservative — then I conclude he doesn't really think of himself as a banker, or at least not a good one. He probably secretly believes he ought to be something else. He has problems.' • Xs for women, he says, "The exhibitionist, the girl who flaunts her sex on the outside is covering up for a lack of fire on the inside." The really sexy woman, ne claims, is tastefully dressed very well-groomed, a real Patri clan "She has confidence, self knowledge, and with good reason." „ That girl with free flow hair and little use for hats is, in the doctor's opinion, young, in- ependent and determined not o be dominated by men. How does Dr. Bryan dress? 'I'm the Ivy League . type dresser. I like university life. I am fascinated by minds, and how these can help people achieve their goals." IN BASIC - Pvt. Larry Kelley, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. 0. Kelley of BIytheville, a graduate of BIytheville High School, is presently in Army basic training at Fort Polk, La. IN TRAINING — Pvt, David E. Archer has returned to Fort Gordon, Ga., to complete his advanced infantry training after having been on leave for two weeks visiting his- parents, Mr. and' Mrs. Wayne Gates, 804 Delmar, FAMOUS NAME CLOTHING FOR MEN .......... .......... ......... ............ Large Group Men's SUITS 25% ° FF Values From $60 to $130 NOW 45 00 ™97 25 .«•«•«.4..•••••••«•••'••• Entire Stock Men's HATS 25% OFf One Large Group FIVE GENERATIONS — Five generations of one family recently were present at the home of Mrs. John B. Walker (second from right) of 650 East Main. They are her daughter, Mrs. R. L. Mitchell (third from right); her daughter Mrs. John West; her son, Johnny Bruce West; and his daughter, Phyllis Rene West, all of Promised Land community. PRICE One Grp. Men's & Young Men's • Lge. Group Young Men's J * JtlMVJt * Sport Coats j SUITS j 25% ° FF 125% OFF 125% ! . _ - - _ • OFF Values From $35 to $79.95 NOW Values From $39.95 to $69.95 NOW Values From $14.95 to $25.95 NOW 26 95 To59 95 !26 95 To52 45 |11 20 ™19 50 • v • _ . _ . * i ^ ii /_ Lge. Group Men's Entire Selection Large Grp. Men's Dress Shirts I Sport Shirts [SWEATERS * * FF ! 25% White or Colored Regular & Button Down SPECIAL $979 25% • Regular & Button Down : | : : Regular $5 to $15 f TO j Q75 Tn 1175 3 3 FOR $8 1 U 1D I I : 50% OFF Boyswear Reduced Suits - Sportcoats Jackets - Sport Shirts - ' Sweaters . ......... •*• .......... ................ *• .................... ••••• All Famous Brands fin* Apparel For Men and Boys Mason Day

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page