The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 12, 1954 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 12, 1954
Page 9
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 1954 tU.YTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE Glimmer of Hope Seen For Condemned Rapist SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — Faint hope glimmered today for the life of Caryl Chessman, condemned genius, author and rapist scheduled to die Friday. Gov. Goodwin J. Knight agreed to look over the record of his Los Angeles conviction of kidnapping with bodily harm. Knight earlier dismissed pica for clemency for Chessman fi'jd by a criminologist and a noted author. He said Chessman's crimes —kidnaping, attempted rape, sex perversion and robber y—were "horrible and there were 17 of them." And he said one of Chessman's female victims is still in a mental hospital as a result of his attack. • "California law makes no excep- "tion of "people who write books," Knight added. He referred to Chessman's "Cell 2455, Death Row," a best seller. However, after a half-hour closed-door conference late.yester- day with Chessman's attorney Berwyn Rice, Knight said he will review one point of the 32-year-old convict's 1948 conviction—whether the court reporter's notes were sufficient. Chances Slim The original court reporter died during the trial. Rice contends his replacement was not fully able to translate the first reporters notes for the appeal record. Chessman's chances of avoiding San Quentin's green-painted gas chamber seemed slim, however. Before talking with Rice, the governor said he had no intention of setting himself up as a "super supreme court" to judge issues already decided. Chessman, who acted as his own attorney until he hired Rice with a $1,000 advance on his book, already had fought his case up to the IT. S. Supreme Court and was turned down all the way. Before Knight became governor, Gov. Earl Warren, now chief justice of the United States, had refused clemency. Pleas to spare Chessman grew this month with publication of his book. First author Niven Busch LITTLi L/Z— 5-11 The fellow who soys he's boss In his own house • probably lies about other things too. «NU» Burglars Work On Safe-Set Costly Fire PRESCOT, ARK. (£>)—Burglars who tried to open a safe with an acetylene torch apparently started a fire which destroyed a brick building housing auto and farm implement agencies here yesterday. Loss to the building and its con- .tents, including four new cars, was estimated at $75,000. Police - said acetylent equipment had been removed from the rear of the building to the front room, where the safe was located. They said the safe will have to cool before investigation is completed. has become a sense" a useful citizen by writing the story of his life of crime and imprisonment. Then Dr. Negley K. Teeters, Temple University criminologist, suggested Chessman be spared to "serve as a guinea for asked clemency, saying Chessman science." 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