The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 7, 1954 · Page 14
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May 7, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

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BLTTHETILLE fABK.) COURIER KEWi FRIDAY, MAY 7,1954 Extended Furlough Thing of the Past At State Penal Farm Last of a, Series By CARL BELL LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Extended furloughs from Ar- Jwnsas penal institutions — which have led to hideous crimes — ire t thing of the past. Furloughs are granted by the tions of prison or parole officials. When he assumed office in January, 1953, Gov. Cherry said he felt that the power of furlough had been abused and that during his administration he would grant none of an extended nature. Cherry said his policy would be to grant brief furloughs—not to exceed 15. days—only in cases of emergency "where comfort to the family can be accomplished without jeopardy to the security of Mrs. Winnie Green Little Rock murderess Freeman, who had been on furlough almost continuously since 1941, was convicted of a California murder last month and is wanted in an Oklahoma slaying. Though refusing to grant any more of them .Cherry did not disturb the extended furloughs in ef- had beetf'in prison only a short! feet for 63 convicts at the time others." "Emergencies" are situations such as relative. the funeral of a close The conditions for obtaining a parole have been more stringent than were those for getting fur loughs in years past. Trouble has resulted from furloughs. For instance. Tuck Bishop, killer of four men at Springdale, overstayed a Christmas furlough in 1951-52, went to Utah and murdered two more men. The. governor recently granted a furlough to a woman slayer who time. She was going to have a baby. Afterwards, she was to be returned to prison. I,;-..-While cracking down on fur- jouglii, ^Cherry made it clear that he > favors the system of rewarding model prisoners with paroles •entence. Actually, the governor has nothing to say about paroles. They are granted by the State Parole Board. Of course, the board would be inclined to pay attention to the chief executive's wishes. he took office. The parole office reports that these furloughs still are in effect and that the holders "are not causing any trouble." By continuing to go straight, these furloughees may eventually obtain pardons. Their furlough time no longer counts as time served in prison—as it once did. But these convicts may make good enough records to earn sentence reductions which would make them eligible for parole on the basis of time already served. THREE BLYTHEVILL EMEN - Pictured above are three Blytheville men now serving in the armed forces. They are (left to right) Pvt. Guy D. Sweat, Airman Harold E. Daniels, and Pfc A J. Shelton. Pvt. Sweat with Fifth Armored Division has been tranv ferred overseas after returning to San/'Diego. Calif., following a leave to visit relatives here. Airman Daniels, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Daniels, is completing his Air Force basic training course at Lackland Field, San Antonio, Tex. Pfc. Shelton, son of Mr. and Mrs S. F. Shelton, recently completed the MetaZ Body Repair School at Atlanta General Depot, Ga. News oi Men In the Service ENGINEERING TRAINING - Pvt. Paul Vernon (left) son of Ernest Vernon Gobler, Mo., and Pvt. William R. Thomas, son of Mrs. Roy T. Thomas of Blytheville, Route 3, have completed basic engineer training with a unit of the Sixth Armored Division at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. «—^ V COMPLETES TRAINING — Pvt. James' L. Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Wright of Manila, will complete Army basic training next week at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Assigned to the Sixth Armored Division, he entered the service last September. A minor injury delayed his training. Ranee A. Terry, son or Mr. and Mrs. Clarence O. Terry of Blythe- 'ille. Route 3, and Wallace E. Mitchell, son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Mitchell of Blytheville, Route 4. -ecently enlisted in the Marine Corps and will undergo 10 weeks of recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at San Diego, Calif. LUXORA NEWS By MRS. EAKL M. HEWLETT Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Tate, Emma Xee Kennerman, Gretchen Barnes WK Bfflie Gibbons Jerry Haley Edith McDmniel, Mrs. T. D. Wilic- ins; Mr. and '.Mrs. Tucker, Mr. and Mrs. Biy Olive, Mrs. Bowen Thomp«on arid Mr. and Mrs. Charles John- 'son went. to Memphis to see the Memphis-^-Little Rock game last Sue Moody was out of •chool last week due to illness. Sue Jairett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Jarrett, Glenda Orlee, daughter of -Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Orlee, and "Jean Ann Vernon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs E, B. Vernon, celebrated their birthdays last Friday, Wade McHenry gave a piano recital in Memphis Sunday. Those from Luxor* Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Houck, Jane. Mrs. T. F. Hudson, Mrs. O. Houghton, Mrs. John Thweatt* and children, John, Billy and Sandra, While there in Memphis, they also heard Dr. Robert G. Lee preach at the Bellevue Baptist Church. Joe Gentry was home for the week «nd visiting his mother Mrs. Joe Gentry. Joe Bob Is a student at "OJe Miss." The Pre-School clinic sponsored by PTA was held Wednesday afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Stanfill Sr.. and Mrs. Elmer Cole and son Wayne and Mrs. Elmer Holbig visited" in Searcy. Arkansas, with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mobley and daughter. Jelena. Mrs, Mobley is the daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Stanfill Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ramey and Children of Chicago are visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. Charles Howard. Sr., They -visited her uncle whose in a Memphis Espital. Mrs. Roy Permemter from Luxora and Mrs. P. D. Johnston of Osceola attended 'the PTA State convention in Little Rock, last week. The Luxora PTA will meet May n in the school cafeteria. Music is to bejurnished by the "Boys Quartet" reports bf the committees' work of the past years will be sdven. A film will be shewn by Miss Billie • Gibbons and officers for the next year will be installed by Mrs. P. D, Johnson of Oseola. The entertainment committee will be composed of the eighth grade parents and sponsor: They are Mrs. John Ford, Mrs. J. B. Clark, Mrs. Whitmore Mrs, Johnnie McRae. Mrs. Sam Hollinger nad Mrs. A. C. Clark The Wesleyan Service Guild met in the name of Mrs. H. John Ford MATTRESS SALE Tuesday night. Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Pattern and children, Gary and Ralph, have been transferred to Forrest City, where they will make their home, Mr. and Mrs." Chester Lunceford announced the birth of a daughter on May 2 in Blytheville Hospital. Mrs. Lunceford is the former Miss Carmel Walker, daughter of Mr. nad Mrs. Roy Walker of Osceola. The Erby J. Weaks, fireman. TJSN, son of Mrs. James M. Griffin of Luxora, Route 1, has reported for duty with the U. S. Fleet at Yoko- suka, Japan. Serving with the 3rd Marine Division combat team which participated in the amphibious assault of a mock enemy on Okniawa was Cpl. Elbert A. Foster, son of Mrs. Lula Foster of Blytheville, after complet- ting the exercise the Marines returned to their camps in central Honshu, Japan. The Rev. and Mrs. Earl M. Hewlett and-son, John David, were visitors in Memphis and Macon, Tenn., this past weekend. Mr. Hewlett preached at the Macon Baptist Church there and Sunday dinner was had at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J, C. Barnett there. In the afternoon upon returning trough Collierville, a service was held in the Home of Mrs. Effie Lou Thomas. Marine Lt. William D. Shippen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert T. Shippen of Osceola recently completed the initial phase of naval aviation flight training by taking a solo flight at the U. S. Naval Air Station - at Pensacola, Fla. 14 Men Lost n Stormy Seas MOJI, Japan (^—Fourteen men, lalf the crew of the storrn-wrecked Japanese freighter Ajikawa Maru, were swept away by gale-whipped eas that engulfed their lifeboat, urvivors reported today. Four bodies have been recovered. Other crewmen still may be alive. Small them today. boats searched for The Ajiawf, Maru sank yesterday. Pvt. Donald Rogers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Rogers of Manila, Route 1, recently participated ' in firing practice with the 19th Anti- Aircraft Battalion at Camp Duncan., near Bethany Beach, Del. Entering the Army last April, he a radar man with Company C. Pvt. Donald R. Hampton, son of Rastus H. Hampton of Manila is serving with the 24th Infantry Division in Korea. A rifleman with the 19th Infantry Regiment, he arrived overseas last November. COMMISSIONED — Kenneth Wayne Dickinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Dickenson, Blytheville, Route 1, recently received his commission as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. After a .visit home, he will report to Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio, Tex., for additional training. son of Mr. and Mrs. Oran Metheny of Blytheville, is participating in shipboard training exercises aboard the heavy cruiser TJSS Beremerton. Crew members receive training in navla warfare and seamanship during the week lonk cruises. Sfc. Buddy J. Kesler, of Blytheville is now-with Company B, 80th of 5th Armored Division at Camp Chaffee. Ark., after volunteering for a two-year tour of duty. Lewis W. Metheny, seaman, USN, Completing the Air Force basic military training course at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Tex., is Paul L. Ward, son of Lloyd Ward of Dyess. . J. F. Swinney, aviation machinist's mate. USN son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe F. Swinney, of Dyess, Route is now attending the Advanced Avi ation Machinist's School at th Naval Technical Training Cente in Memphis. TO SCHOOL IN FRANCE — Pfc. Bobby Newsom, son of Mrs. C. T. Vic^ery of BlytheviUe, has -been sent to France to attend an Army training school. Home on leave recently he was stationed at Fort Jackson,- S. C., after spending 18 months in Korea. He previously served with Corn- posit Squadron 11 at the Naval Air Station, San Diego, Calif., after entering the navy in January, 1948. ., Pvt. Clyde L. Martin, whose wife, Lucy Ann, lives in Hayti, Mo., will move to the Yakima, Wash., Firing Center in May when the 44th Infantry Division participates in Exercise Hill Top. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Lacy Martin of Portageville. Mo., Route 2, is a wireman in the 44th Divi- IN ENGLAND — Airman 2/c Sterling Gordon, son of Roseta Howard of Blytheville, is now stationed in England. He recently received a safe driving award for driving 12 months and 5,000 miles in a government vehicle without an accident. Airman Gordon entered the service in Aug 1952. sion stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash. ' Now serving with the 25th Infantry Division in Korea is Pfc. Binford E. Aycock son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Aycock of Blytheville, Route 2. • • Entering the Army last November, he completed basic training at Ft. Hood Tex., and is assigned as a cook. HONOR GRADUATE — Pfc. Charles A. Newsoii, son of Mrs. C. T. Vickery of Blytheville was one of the six honor graduates completing training at the Army's Non-Commissioned Officers academy at Hamburg, Germany recently. He has been in Germany two years. Wash., Firing Center in May to participate in Exercise- Hill Top with the 44th Infantry Division, is Pfc. Richard Burdine, son of Mrs. Marion W. Burdine of Steele, Mo. Stationed at Ft. Lewis, Wash., he is a wireman in Company K of the 130th Regiment. AT MILLINGTON — Pfc. John W. 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