The Macon News from Macon, Georgia on April 17, 1967 · 8
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The Macon News from Macon, Georgia · 8

Macon, Georgia
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Monday, April 17, 1967
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Pag S THE MACON NEWS Monday April 17 1967 SCREEN WRITER DIES ischeduled today for screen WEST LOS ANGELES W (UPI) — Funeral services were for the Walt Disney Studios jsWITCHED!!! All Handy Andy Stores have "switched" in purchasing groceries and ether supplies to the most progressive company in Middle Georgia Timberlak Grocery Co Macon Ga Handy Andy Drive-in Markets are no longer a member of Associated Food Stores wholesale grocers MORE LOCAL Agency Begins Prison Probe In Wilkinson WMT By SELBY McCASH ATLANTA— Sts ft Corrections Director Asa Kelley said today his department has begun an investigation of the Wilkinson County Public Works Camplast week after receiving a petition signed by a number of the inmates there A new exhaustive probe was begun by the state today after four escapees from the camp showed up at an open house at the Governor’s Mansion Sunday and appealed directly to Gov Lester Maddox for reforms The governor who ordered the “most thorough investigation in the history of the state” said it will be wrapped up in two to three days The prisoners were placed temporarily in the Fulton County Prison and Kelley said they would never be sent back to Wilkinson County regardless of the outcome of the new inquiry i i The state penal chief disclosed in a news conference in his capital office that a letter signed by an undisclosed number of con- Revised Jury Lists Are Ready in Floyd ROME Ga (UPI) — Floyd County’s revised Jury lists were expected to be completed today Superior Court Judge Robot L Scoggin had ordered the new lists drawn from records of registered voters after the U S Supreme Court ruled Juries chosen from tax digests were unconstitutionally selected FOUR ESCAPED Negro prisoners stand in line at open house at the governor’s mansion in Atlanta to turn themselves in to Gov Lester Maddox after sawing their way out of the Wilkinson County Public Works Camp They said they wanted to tell the governor about the cruel treatment in the prison The four Negro prisoners are shown in the top center The Negro in the white shirt at right is not one of the prisoners (AP Wirephoto) Scoggin had dismissed the March term of court after he was shown a petition challenging the method of Jury selection The new Jury lists will be the first revised in the state and Judge Scoggin indicated he would choose jurors for the May term of court if the lists are completed today NAPIER SQUARE SHOPPING CENTER Want to knou more about friendliness? 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There are 12 state prison branches in Georgia which are under exclusive state control Other state prisoners are sent to county farms which are run locally and are used for county i labor Kelley emphasized however that he has found that commissioners and local prison officials try to comply with the state Board of Corrections’ rules because they want to continue getting the convict labor It is automatic to shut down a camp if there is mistreatment of the state prisoners he said The other prisoners who showed un to work clothes dur-1 ing an onen house at the mansion were identified as McArthur Davis 28 of Macon Douglas May 24 of Twiggs County and Henrv Lewis Jackson 22 of i Maco'i all Negroes A fifth convict Willie Neal Holmes 24 also fled the camp at the same time and is still at large Kelley said the four prisoners that turned themselves in to Maddox will all be tried for escape and sentenced to a new lo- cation I “If they’re telling the truth - this camp ought to be shut down” Maddox said after conferring with the four “I believe there is a lot of truth in their statement “They could have been in Chicago by now” Maddox said “They came up here knowing for sure they would be sent back to jail and possibly back to the work camp” “A nigger will tell a lie” Bridges said “Let ’em investigate Send the governor I’m ready for him” Hundreds of callers at the governor’s “open house for all New Brehkaid quickly starts act big to soften and loosen excess phlegm This direct action helps rid your afr passages of sticky stringy phlegm that seems to strangle breath At the same tims Bronkald helps relax tightened bronchial muscles and eases painful suffocating feeling from stagnant air trapped In the lungs With Bronkald tablets you enjoy amazing two-way help in one combination tablet New Bronkaid helps you cough up phlegm clear clogged air passages restores free breathing You cough less you breathe more freely easily For rapid relief that lastsfor hours get BRONKAIDGTABLETS today No prescription required Available at your local drugstore Drew Pharmacal Co Inc NY 10016 TONY BRIGGS CONSTRUCTION CO ADDITIONS REMODELING NEW CONSTRUCTION RMidantial CamiMrcwl i ViO BAC0NSFIELD SHOPPING CENTER - MACON GA ALUMINUM Limit 2 per Customer Please MATCHING CHAISE LOUNGE LIMIT ONE $ J 77 PER CUSTOMER ONLY 41 BAR-B-QUE GRILL STYROFOAM ICE BUCKET Good For Year-Round Use G-E 2-SPEED PORTABLE Electric Fan ‘1388 5l0 526 ARCH ST MACON GA Next Door To Piggly Wiggly in Baconsifeld Shopping Center £

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