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Sreeniburg (Ind.) Daily News, Tuesday, Sept. 14,1965 PAGES Capital Punishment— Moving Slowly, Relentlessly Toward End of Death Penalty (EDITORS NOTE: Public opinion in favor of the death penalty has declined. Prison Ripley Jury lists Drawn VERSAILLES, Ind. — Members of the Ripley County Jury Commission have drawn the names of eight grand jurors and 60 petit jurors for possible jury service during the September term of the Ripley Circuit Court irom Sept. 13 to Nov. 8. Names of the grand jurors are: Nelson D. Dilk, Versailles, R. R. 2; Elmer Patrick, Dillsboro, R. R. 1; James D. LaBolt, Hol- tpn, R. R. 2; Victor F. Hitz, Versailles; Edward A. Crum, Sunman, R. R. 1; Dietruch Freudenberg, Sunman, R. R. 3; Rita M. Doll, Batesville; and Victor Weiler, Batesville, R. R. 3. Drawn for the petit jury: Donald Weigel, Batesville; Myron E. Kelly, Dillsboro, R. R. 1'; Howard Camren, Versailles, R. R. 1; Paul A. Gray, Osgood, R. R. 3; Joe Fields, Osgood, R. R. 3; Hastel Francis, Sunman; Leeland 0. Shook, Batesville, R. R. 3; William E. Adams, Versailles, R. R. 2; Richard G. Clem, Versailles, R. R. 2; and Kenneth Ent, Milan.. Guy J. Fulton, Milan; Stanley L. Ertel, Osgood, R. R. 3; Thomas Leroy Hollowell, Holton, R. R. 2; Russell L. Earth, Versailles, R. R. 1; Anthony Albert Wesseler, Batesville; Roxanna Harrington, Milan; Betty M. Asche, Milan, R. R. 1; Emmett F. Siebein, Holton, R. R. 1; Roman F. Federle, Sunman, and Katherine Webster, Batesville. Joseph H. Green Jr., Osgood, R. R. 3; Arthur R. Wagner, Osgood, R. R. 2; Delver Geisler, Versailles; George P. Barricklow, Osgood; Audrey L. McClain, Osgood; Cleo F. Kunz, Osgood; Richard G. Wagner, Osgood, R. R. 2; Alta Hallgarth, Dillsboro, R. R. 1; Victor Siekerman, Friendship, and William Earl May, MadisonVR. R. IT--" Russell E. Luhring, Sunman; Theodore Hosmer, Osgood, R. R. 3; Russell Swinney, Holton, R. R. 1; Jesse Eaton, Versailles; James H. Booster, Versailles, R. R. 1; Charles A. Franklin, Osgood; Eugene B. Lee, Osgood, R. R. 3; May Richter, Napoleon; Louis A. Dickman, Batesville, and Nelson Selke, Batesville. Jerry L. A. Peetz, Batesville, • R. R. 1; Roy C. Lattire, Milan; Edgar Narwold, Batesville, R. R. 1; Walter Davidson, Versailles; William N. Hughes, Versailles, R. ,R. 2; John Carl Lemen, Osgod; Harry L. Fleming, Dillsboro, R. R. 1; Willard J. Knueven, Sunman; Elsie Dreyer, Sunman, R. R. 1; and Jacob Werner, Batesville. Dale C. Reed, Batesville; Charles W. Butte, Milan R. R. 1; Kenneth E. Holman, Versailles R. R. 2; Leonard Dobbs, Holton, R. R. 1; Ralph W. Cutter, Dillsboro; Violet Bare, Osgood, R. R. 3; Charles L. Summers, Holton, R. R. 2; John S. May, Versailles, R. R. 2; Delia B. Craig, Osgood, R. R. 3, and Lory M. Fuehrer, Friendship. wardens are heavily opposed to it. Some of the reasons why are covered in this dispatch, last of three.) By HARRY FERGUSON UPI National Reporter WASHINGTON (UPI) — The United States is moving slowly but relentlessly toward the abolition of the death penalty. Nobody can say when it will happen because each state makes" its own laws on the subject. But public opinion is pushing Burney Mr. and Mrs. Charles Yoder and son, Charles Richard, of Goshen were recent guests of Mrs. Emmet Johnson. Mrs. Calvin Hitchell and baby girl have been brought to their home south of town from the Greensburg hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Corya and children, Bruce and Mary Ruth, were supper guests Friday evening of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Johnson. Mrs. Emmet Johnson will celebrate her 90th birthday Sept. 17. Mrs. Johnson is the mother of three children, Mrs. Earl Marlow of Sandusky, Mrs. Alvin Alverson and Raymond Johnson. A family dinner will be held in her home on Sunday, Sept. 19. Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Alverson attended the sesquicentennial celebration at Vernon Sunday afternoon and called on Mr. and Mrs. Arl Doty in North Vernon en route home. Services Held For Mrs. Hulda Turner Funeral services for Mrs. Hulda Turner, 91, widow of riarke Turner fn<1 a resident of Milford since 1936, were held here Monday afternoon. Friends and relatives attended the rites, which were conducted by the Rev. Charles Cantrell, pastor of the Star Baptist Church. Burial was in South Park Cem-. etery. The casket bearers were: Howard McLaughlin, Earl McLaughlin, Carl McLaughlin, Albert McLaughlin, Paul Bokelman and Jack Bokelman. CRASH AT COLUMBUS COLUMBUS, Ind. — Cars driven by Dennis L. Roberts, 19, of Goshen and Charles M. Burns, 16, of Westport, coUided at State Street and Hedge Avenue here about 6:45 p. m. Saturday. Damage to the 1956 model driven by the Westport youth was estimated at $200. The other car, a 1965 model, was damaged an estimated $150. AUTO MISHAP SHELBYVILLE, Ind. —A vehicle operated by Stephen Arthur Piatt, 43, R. R. 1, Boggstown, backed into a car operted by Robert Lee Ralston, 31, R. R. 8, Greensburg, on the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. lot at 8:05 a. m. Sunday, according to police report. Damage to the Ralston car was placed at $125 with an estimated $175 damage to the other vehicle. You, Your Child and School— Help Child Set Realistic Goals the states. In 1953, 68 per cent of Americans favored the death penalty, according to the Gallup Poll. The figure dropped to 51 per cent in 1960 and to 45 per cent in 1965. What is happening in the United States happened long ago in other parts of the world. Holland, Portugal, Belgium and Denmark abolished capital punishment in the 19th century. And those .persons favoring the end of the death penalty in America have not enjoyed a steady record of success. Six states — Washington, Colorado, South Dakota, Kansas, Missouri and Tennessee — have abolished capital punishment and then restored it. Chief Arguments There are three principal arguments advanced by persons opposed to the death penalty: —Fear of execution does not deter a man from committing murder. Clinton T. Duffy, former warden of San Quentin Prison, puts it this,way: "Time after time I have asked men about to die, 'Before you killed did you stop to think of the consequences?' Invariably the answer was no. Men killed in anger or frustration or jealousy or hatred or cold blood. They killed on the spur of the moment because they happened to have weapons in their hands. They killed for money, for love, for revenge, ~ for sex. If they thought of anything it was that they wouldn't be caught." —The taking of human life, no matter who does it and for what reason, is in itself a crime. The state sinks to the same level of barbarism as a murderer when it executes a man. —Experience and statistics show that there is no significant difference in the murder rates between states that do and do not have capital punishment. Proposed Substitutes Assuming that there will come a day when murderers will not be executed in the United States, then what will happen to them? There are almost as many plans as there are opponents of capital punishment, but some variation of a proposal made by Lewis E. Lawes, one-time warden of Sing Sing Prison, appears to be the most popular. Here it is: A person convicted of murder in the first degree (premedi tated murder) shall be sentenced to life imprisonment. After a prisoner has served 20 years, he shall become eligible for pardon or for commutation to a sentence, less than life. If the sentence is commuted to a definite span of years, the prisoner shall be allowed to collect money for the work he does in prison. Some of this money shall be allocated to support his dependents and the dependents of the person he murdered. Heavily Against Wardens, the men who are in charge of Death Row and are compelled by law to supervise executions, are heavily against capital punishment. Paul A, Thomas made a survey for the American Journal of Correction, by querying 26 wardens with these results: Do you consider capital punishment a deterrent for minder? Yes, 3. No, 23. Do you think the offender ac tually thinks about the consequences which his criminal act will bring? Yes, 1. No, 24. No answer, 1. Does the act that innocent persons have been executed create hi your estimation a fallacy in the use of capital punishment? Yes, 16. No, 6. No answer, 4. ROUTE MILEAGE WASHINGTON — Daily mile age on 32,542 rural routes in the U. S. is 1,505,926 miles, or a total of 459 million miles a year. The Lighter Side— Arid Here Is What Killed Pro Football By DAVID NYDICK UPI Education Specialist NEW YORK (UPI) At the .beginning of the school year, parents will generally find their child most enthusiastic and in an excellent frame of mind for learning. It is particuarly advisable to take advantage of these attihudes. Very often the child's enthusiasm will result in plans, promises and hopes which are tjuite unrealistic. It would be wjse for parents to become involved in these plans in such a way as to provide some type, of guidance. Naturally, the child should not be discouraged in any way. He might be asked some questions which will help him' adjust his ideas to realistic goals. The most important aspect of helping a child who has overenthusiastic plans is to avoid disappointment. If the child finds he is not being successful, he may become completely discouraged and actually "give up." Therefore, the plans should be of such a design that he will see some success along the way but will continue to have additional goals to achieve. This means that plans should probably include steps which lead to a final goal. The child who has had serious difficulties with his marks should not aim to receive "A's" in all subjects during the first marking period. It would be far more realistic to look for "C's" at the beginning to ''B' " and a few "A's." The parent plays an important role in that he can help maintain the child's enthusiasm and feeling of progress. This can be done by praising the child for improvement. Also, it is particularly helpful for a child's feeling of confidence to know that his parents are standing with him in his efforts towards success. But remember, it is unwise to give dishonest praise. It is far better to face an individual with his problems and then let him know that, as parents, you still love him and are ready to help him reach a satisfactory solution. By DICK WEST WASHINGTON (UPI) - The question "What killed boxing?" pops up fairly frequently nowadays the way "What killed vaudeville?" once did. In another few years, I predict, the question will be "What killed professional football?" I think I already know the answer. And here it is: 'Hi there, sports fans! Here we are in our television booth ready to bring you the start of another exciting season of professional football. "I'm Benny Earbanger, your play-by-play announcer, and I'll be doing my usual relentless job of telling you what you are watching on the screen in case you can't believe your own eyes. "I have here in the booth with me our usual 12-member panel of experts who will analyze the game for you with a lot of technical jargon that doesn't mean anything to anyone except themselves. "This year the panel has been enlarged to cover two segments not previously given specialized attention. 'Scooter' Flairpass, former quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, will be here to analyze the offensive huddles and 'Slug' Bombflinger, former quarterback for the Chicago Bears, will comment on the defensive huddles. "In addition, we will have with us Miss Sare Lee Cupcake, a trained dietician, who will analyze what the players had for lunch and otherwise discuss the game from a woman's angle. "Another new feature this season is the 'reverse camera.' It will be used to augment the familiar 'isolation camera.' "After each play, the 'isolation camera' will bring you an 'instant replay' complete with 'stop action' and slow motion. Then the 'reverse camera' will run the entire play backwards. "But the innovation that we are most proud of is the installation of a 'uniquack' 974-B digital computer right here in our broadcast booth. "Before each game our electronic data processing specialists will feed into 'uniquack' all of the information that has been assembled about each team. "Let us say that the first play after the kickoff is a 'circle B pop' pass to the right end running a 'square-out' pattern from a 'shot-gun' formation against a 'zone' defense with a cornerback 'blitz.' It gains four yards. "By projecting this data, 'uni- quack' will be able to give you the final score. "And now a word from our sponsor..." 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S In Smasher Bid By MARGUERITE DAVIS WASHINGTON (UPI) — The fledgling midwestern congressional bloc was revived today as representatives of nine states joined in support of the biggest federal project up for grabs— the proposed, $280 million atom smasher. The Atomic Energy Commission, working with the National Academy of. Sciences, now is winnowing down a list of 120 sites proposed for the big nuclear laboratory. The AEC is compiling a list of around 40 'semi-finalists," which will be investigated by special academy teams. They will cut this number to about a half-dozen from which the commission will make the final selection. ' Led by Rep. Andrew Jacobs Jr., D-Ind., the congressional delegations from nine Midwestern states now are signing a bipartisan petition asking AEC chairman Glenn T. Seaborg to choose a site in their area. Jacobs said all the senators and representatives from Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin have signed. He said responses have been good from Illinois, Kansas, Michigan,. Missouri and Ohio, and with luck the petition can be sent to Sea- bor.g by the end of the week. Copy to President Copies of the document are to go to President Johnson and Dr. Frederick Seitz, academy president. The petition recites the familiar argument that too many of the government's big research and development contracts are going to the East and West coasts, making an economic wasteland of the Midwest. "The decade has seen much of the .top scientific talent produced by the great universities of the Midwest depart to staff research complexes made possible on. the. West and East coasts by government investments," the petition said. If this continues, there will be a serious and perhaps irrepara- able decline in the quality of education at midwestern universities, it was said. "We- are alarmed at the harmful effects of this talent drain on the longterm national scientific progress of our nation. Such consequences can be avoided by choosing the Midwest for a national research investment' of the magnitude proposed for the accelerator." CAT CAUSES FIRE BRESCIA, Italy (UPI) — A factory fire was caused Monday by a cat which brushed its tail against a high tension wire. The cat was electrocuted, and more than $11,000 in fire damage was caused. Services Are Held For Mrs. Zeigler Funeral services for Mrs. Ellena Zeigler, 67, of Beech Grove, widow of Frank Zeigler and a former resident of the Kingston community, were held here Monday afternoon. The Rev. William Thomas, pastor of the Beech Grove Christian Church, officiated. Friends and relatives attended the rites, including a number from Beech Grove, where she had resided in recent years. Burial was in Kingston Cemetery. The casket bearers were: Robert Zeigler, Don Zeigler, Ralph Zeigler, Herbert Adams, Stephen Scheidler and Stanley Patterson. Man Killed When Cycle Hits Tree By United Press International •Indiana's 1965 traffic fatality total increased by two Monday night, an Anderson man and an Indianapolis resident raising the;year's toll to 979 compared with 907 a year ago. Bertrand Taylor, 62, Anderson; was killed when a car swerved off a country road west of Anderson and smashed' into a bridge railing, then plunged into a creek bed. James Brackett, 25, Indian- 1 apolis, was killed when his motorcycle missed a curve on an Indianapolis street and crashed" into a tree. MORE WIDOWS Widows outnumber widowers- i three time in the U. S. UJestSide Drixq Store — THE DODGE DOYS ARE BRINGING PRICES DOWN TO EARTH IN A GIGANTIC COUNT-DOWN SALE! The count-down is on! For Dodge Darts. Coronets. Big 121-inch wheelbase Polaras. Custom 880's. And Dodge Monacos. To keep people showing up, and Dodge sales going up, The Dodge Boys are counting down prices so you count up the savings. 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