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August 8, 1957

Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 8

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Convict Tells Of 21 Years As o Fugitive By THOMAS DYGARD JACKSON, Mich. W — About dusk on a December day in 1934 Roy Hunkins boarded a bus in downtown Jackson and rode to Chicago. He changed buses at Chicago and rode to Kansas City. There, in a strange city, he got a room under the name Harry E. Bennett. He got a job as a farm laborer. Later he worked as a wrapper in a shipping department, as a carpenter, as a ditch foreman over 15 men, as a maintenance man in an office building, and as a door-to-door campaigner in a gubernatorial campaign. He married and after 11 years was divorced. Then he married again. That marriage ended in a separation. He fathered a child by his second wife. Harry E. Bennett, laborer, hus- 1 band, father, was Roy Hunkins, an escaped convict. For 22 years and five months he was a successful fugitive, fold No One During that time he told no one that he was > Roy HunkitWiir who had walked away -from Southern Michigan State Prison while a trusty, serving 10 to 20 years for armed robbery. He had served five years and had 2*4 years to go for parole He told no one that before his escape he had served time — a total of about 17 of his 32 years— for car theft, larceny, desertion from the Army, parole violation, and other offenses. Then, because of his tangled family life, he started to travel His journey led to his home town of Kalamazoo, Mich., where he wanted to visit a cousin. Somebody recognized him. Now he is No. A-95371, finishing a term for armed robbery. Prison officials are checking his record on the outside the last 22H years. If it is clean, he probably will get out in a few months, He now is 61. *Jt never bothered me much thai I was an escapee," he said! my little boy was born two years ago." Hunkins was intent on getting custody of his son when his sec' ond wife left him, but he discovered he would have to go to couri td do it. After 22 years, "I final ly found something I wanted to do and couldn't do it because I was a con." He claims he returned to Kala mazoo to give himself up and square his record. Edgy Moments life on the outside had its edgy moments for Hunkins-Bennett. t Twice he almost ran into men he had known in prison. "I saw them on the street and DERBY DUNK When a fella's racing in the Soap Box Derby, he doesn't have time for a real dunk to cool off. So Alan Gage of Dallas, Tex., simply filled his helmet and let 'er pour. The temperature was over 100 degrees. First Ground Shots Fired in Desert Revolt MANAMA, Bahrein ?B-The first ground shots of the three-week-old Oman rebellion were reported fired today at the desert village of Rada. • An official announcement said the fusillade from troops of the Sultan of Muscat and Oman, advancing with the support of British ground and air units, brought the quick surrender of the villagers of Rada. The Sultan's forces continued their advance on Firq. the rebel outpost three miles from the ma- por rebel stronghold of Nizwa, in the central Oman desert, is Nixon and Know!and Get Republican Boosts By JACK BELL WASHINGTON UD - Vice President Nixon and Sen. Knowland (R- Calif) got a boost from some Republican colleagues Wednesday for any ambitions they may have for the I960 Republican presidential, nomination. Knowland, the Senate Republican leader, and Nixon received warm GOP praise for their activities in connection with Senate passage of the civil rights bill. 8 Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa Thursday, Aug. 8, 1957 the headquarters of the rebellious Imam of Oman. Previous shooting in the rebellion had been confined to British aircraft attacks on rebel positions, made only after leaflets dropped on the targets warned all to move out. Sen. Curtis (R-Neb) started off an obviously planned series of testimonials for Knowland. Curtis described Knowland as an "able, distinguished, devoted and patriotic leader of a group devoted to civil rights. ...... "Other great leaders have served in this body in the past, but never before has been accomplished what we have done this year," Curtis said enthusiastically. In an apparent allusion to Knowland's reputed presidential ambitions, Curtis added: "Regardless of what fortune smiles upon our distinguished mi- nority leader in the months and years that lie ahead, his name will be inscribed in the minds and hearts of our people, and in the history of our "country, as a senator without peer through our entire history." In what sounded at times like convention nominating speech, Sen. Goldwater (R-Arir) praised Knowland's "high courage and leadership." Sen, Clifford P. Case (R-NJ) said he agreed with Goldwater's remarks about Knowland. Case also praised Vice President iNixon for his part in the civil rights fight. Taking up that cue, Sens. Javits (R-NY), Dirksen (R- Hl) and Potter (R-MictO heaped praise on both Knowland and Nixon. Rev., Mrs. Sinning Vacation in Canada (Timet Herald Jftws Service) MANNING - There will be no morning worship service or Sunday School at the First Presbyterian Church Aug. 11. Rev, and Mrs. Carl Sinning are vacationing In Canada. However, Rev. Sinning will resume his duties Sunday, Aug. 18. at the summer worship hour of 8 a.m. Blue-black is a popular color with autos, and black and blue with pedestrians. Elm Disease Is Discovered at Bettendorf AMES Ufi — Two equipment workers for the Iowa Highway Commission at Center Point # were under suspension Thursday on grounds that they had failed to observe working hours. The commission Wednesday suspended Clair Ellis for 30 days and Joseph J. Jordan for two weeks following an anonymous telephone report about them to the commission office here. A commission official said the grounds for suspension was that the men started work late and ducked," he said. "They didn't see me." Minor brushes with the law — traffic tickets mostly — rolled off his back. Nobody asked for a birth certificate. His Social Security card> In the name of Harry E. Bennett, was one of the first issued. When he was asked about military service, he replied that he never had been in the service. One thing that bothered me," he said, "was guys ... a neighbor or somebody I worked with , . talking about some crime they had read in the paper. They would always say, 'What do you think abjput that?' or 'Do you think they'll catch him?' "I always wanted to ask them, 'What makes you think I'd know?' "Those kind of questions were rapping right at my front door." On the outside Hunkins built three houses. The first he sold to get a bigger one. The second went to his wife when she divorced him. The third was sold because his wife didn't like it. The future, which 30 years ago looked like alternate periods of violence and the drabness of prison for Roy Hunkins, is doubtful. He wants to return to Kalamazoo, get a job bartering, and build himself another house. "Coming fcome at night and eating a food meal and sitting down in front of the television, maybe with a beer or two—that's hard to beat." 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