The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 5, 1954 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 5, 1954
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BLTTHinLLE (ARK.) OOOT1ER OTSWi WEDNESDAY, MAY 0, 1954 Arkansas Clemency System, Parole of Some Convicts from Arkansas Prison Farm Has Proved Disastrous Second in a Series By CARL BELL LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Premature release of some notorious Arkansas convicts — especially murders — has proved disastrous. Among the most receiit and ihocking examples were Tuck Bishop and Winnie Ola Green Freeman, both ol whom killed again when given their freedom before expiration of their prison sentences. Bishop, serving a life term for the 1943 slaying of lour men at Springdale. was a model prisoner and was awarded a Christmas furlough in 1961. Instead of returning to the state prison farm when the furlough expired, Bishop skipped out of the state. It wasn't long, however, until ne turned up again—with two more notches on his gun. He was arrested at Ophir, Utah, in April, 1952, for killing two fellow miners In a bunkhouse brawl. * * • Bifthop. under the alias of Carl Anderson, was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to die before a firing squad. Later he won a new trial. Again he was convicted but his penalty was fixed at life in the Utah penitentiary. He is there now. „ : If the six-time killer is ever freed in Utah, he still will have to complete his Arkansas sentence: Mrs. Freeman—listed in Arkansas prison records under her former married name of Green—was sentenced to life in 1925 for the murder of her father-in-law at Little Rock. She served time until July 8, 1941, when she was released on a 80-day furlough. She was returned to prison in 1948 as a furolugh violator but received another furlough a year later. This furlough was extended continuously until she was arrested this year for the fatal shooting of Harold Jonassen, a wealthy retired rancher near Salinas, Calif. Known as the "Cat Woman" because of 25 feline pets, the 53- year-okl Mrs. Freeman was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in the California prison. Arkansas parole officers say Mrs. Freeman also is wanted for murder in Oklahoma. "Her trouble was money," said one parole officer. "She'd kill for it or write hot check* for it." Clemency also was a mistake in LITTLi t/X— Winnie Green Freeman the case of Joel Carson. * * « Carsons and society's troubles with him began March 7, 1938 when a Morrilton taxicab driver was kidnaped and robbed. Charged with the'crime, Carson —then 28 years old—was committed to the State Hospital for a pretrial mental examination. On May 1, 1938, Carson broke out of the hospital and killed guard J. B. Keller with a gun which had been smuggled to him by an 18- Leo (Sleepy) Scarborough year-old brother. Carson was captured later the same month and tried still later on a charge of first degree murder. He pleaded guilty and a jury sentenced him to death in the electric chair. The penalty was upheld by the Arkansas Supreme Court, but Gov. Carl E. Bailey in 1940 reduced the sentence to life imprisonment. Two years later the killer was given a Christmas furlough and he failed to return to the prison farm. He turned up again in 1943 when he pleaded guilty to holding up two Port Smith liquor stores. Back U3 prison he went with an additional 30 years tacked onto his sentence. Former Gov. Sid McMath pardoned Carson on April 4, 1862. It was only a few day later that the freed killer became involved in a fight in North Little Rock. He was taken back to the state farm to serve the remainder of his robbery terms. But he was turned loose 'again when the Supreme Court ruled that the pardon had freed him from these sentences as well as from his murder sentence. • • * Carson was in dutch with the law again in a hurry. A supermarket at Muskogee, Okla., was held up June 4. 1953. Carson was convicted of armed robbery in the crime and now is serving a 25-year stretch in the Oklahoma State Prison. Less serious offenders also have turned up again like bad pennies. One of the State Parole Board's worst headaches has been Leo (Sleepy) Scarborough of Port Smith. He first was sent to prison at the age of 21 with a six-year sentence for robbery in 1927. Within the next 15 years, Scarborough went back to the Arkansas prison six times and was sentenced to two terms in California. He didn't serve all of any term, however, earning a parole each time with good behavior in prison. Sleepy's last trip to the Arkansas prison farm was in 1948, when he was committed for 15 years on a robbery conviction. He was paroled again in 1950 as a reward for the prominent role he he had played as a trusty guard in recapturing five convicts- who escaped from the prison farm on New Year's eve, 1949. Scarborough headed for California and more trouble. On Aug. 31, 1953, he was convicted of grand theft at Stockton, Calif., and now is" serving in San Quentin. When he is released there, he is to be returned to Arkansas as a parole violator. Sleepy was so accustomed to going to and from Tucker farm that, when he escaped one in 1933, he returned voluntarily nine months later. His prison sentences in Arkansas alone totaled 70 years. TOMORROW — Most parolees turn out to be food citizens. S-f For the character who says o crooner "sends" him, there's nothing you'd rather do than .help him aet started. •»«*• NOTICE OF NEW ESTATES OF WHICH ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN COMMENCED Notice is hereby given that the following is a list of estates on which Letters Testamentary or of Administration were granted during the month of April, 1954 with the date of the granting of such letters and the name and address of tht executor or administrator: No. 2232 Estate of Fred Calliban, deceased. Letters of Administration issued to Dorothy Callihan, 316 E. Kentucky. Blytheville, Arkansas on April 6, 1954. No. 2233 Estate of Emery Edmond Lovelace, deceased. Letters of Testamentary issued to Lon Matthews, Manila, Arkansas on April 6, 1954. No. 2234 Estate of S. J. Cohen, deceased. Letters of Testamentary issued to Jerry Cohen, Blytheville, Arkansas on April 9, 1954. No. 2235 Estate of Charles Jolliff, deceased. Letters of Testamentary issued to R. J. McKinnon and Fred Fleeman, Manila, Arkansas on April 26, 1954. Witness my hand and seal as such Clerk this the 4th day of May, 1954. SEAL ELIZABETH BLYTHE PARKEE, County and Probate Clerk By Ruth C. Bess, Deputy Clerk 5/5-54 Only Aspirin At Its Best OPENS 6:45 EACH NIGHT SHOW STARTS AT DUSK Read Courier News Classified Ads Nights r,'Itching Skin? Relief beyond belief for fiery, itching irritation." with specially medicated Resinol—the ointment rtcn »* Itnoltn. Soothes and oils tender ikin—lessen* desire to scratch—thus aid* healing. Listen to KLCN at 10:10 a., and 4 p.m. for Bitz & JBoiy Program Announcements 3-DIMENSION • •——---«MMBBBMWHrw«;r-l«A«K--<F«MMHH» ••*•• iferiM ^•"•^ NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has filed with the Commissioner of Revenues of the State of Arkansas for permit to sell and dispense beer at retail on the premises described as 224 W. Chic'k- asawba, Blytheville, Mississippi. The undersigned states that he is a citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the undersigned has been revoked within five years last past; and that the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws of this state, or any other state, relative to the sale of alcoholic liquors. Application is for permit to be issued for operation beginning on the 1st day of July 1954, and to expire on the 30th day of June. 1955. Safeway Stores, Incorporated Milton Murrell Howard, applicant Subscribed and sworn to before me this 4th day May, 1954. Harvey Morris, Notary Public SEAL My Commission expires 1-10-57 5/5 County Republican Committee, a mass Convention of the Republicans is hereby called for Mississippi County, to be held in Osceola, Arkansas, on May 20th, 1954, at 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon in the .Circuit Court Room in the Court House. The purpose of .this Convention is to elect delegates to the State and District Conventions, elect County Committeemen and to transact such other business that might properly come before said Convention. Dated May 3, 1954. Welch Foster, Chairman D. Fred Taylor, Jr., Secretary 5/5-12 ^akistan Replies to Red rotes* on U.S. Aid MOSCOW (/P)—Pakistan has told he Soviet Union it need not get disturbed about the miliary aid he Pakistanis are getting from he United States, or about the mutual aid pact Pakistan and Turkey recently signed. Answering a Soviet protest note of March 26, the Karachi government replied yesterday that both programs were only exercising "the sovereign right of a state to ake all measures of self-defense." NOTICE Under the provisions of Rule No. .11 of the Rules of the Republican Party of Arkansas, and pursant to action taken by the Mississippi MOX -Theatre- On West Main St. In Blytheville Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat.. Sun. 1:00 On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen LAST TIMES TONIGVT Double Feature Box Office Opens 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 p. m. Admission 15c & 35c At All Times WED., & THURS. Double Feature ANN MIUER —AND— tflDVS CtrUo» ANNE JAMES • SAMMY WHITE • JOHN ARCHER —AND— M >n>4u»4 frj ROX OKMOMO • DirKtM k» SAMUEL t» OftVILU HAMPTON • A iMMut Plus Shorts THURS., & FRI. Double Feature PLUS CARTOON Gen. Dean Hits PEORIA, 111. (VP;—Maj. Gen. William F. Dean, who spent 38 months in as a Communist prisoner of war camp in Korea, said last night he sees complacency everywhere" in America. 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