Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 11, 1972 · Page 13
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 13

Alton, Illinois
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Monday, September 11, 1972
Page 13
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Section B Pages 1 to 12 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Sport* Clarified Alton, Illinois, Monday, September 11, 1972 Note has |9,000 h year job Man mused to believe he was retarded By KATHY PF.LLEGRINO Haro Associated Tress Writer was LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - smar Twelve years a g o when belie' d Howard was told he •etarded, he did a pretty thing: he refused to /e il Not so dumb Harold Howard of Louisville, Ky., was told 12 years ago while serving a prison term that he was seriously retarded—but refused to believe it. Today he is attending graduate school and holding down a $9,000- a-year ,jo<>. (AP Wirephoto) Sheriff reports two burglaries E D W A II D S V I L L K — Thieves hit two urea homes and a service station Friday and made off -with valuables ranging from cash to a color television set, according to the Madison County sheriff's department. Deputies reported two bicycles valued at $170 were stolen from a garage at the Jesse L. Cain residence, Hi Jackson Ln., Kast Alton. The theft was discovered al 11:05 p.m. Friday. Valuables ranging from jewelry, cash and televisions werjj stolen from the home of Dorothy Dublo, Rte. 1, Altqn, while the residence was vacant Thursday and Friday. Mrs. Dublo reported the theft al 1:30 p.m., Friday. A color television, a black-and- whi|e television, $145 in jewelry and $50 cash were la ken. Goodrbye Model CL1247 Good buy. 5VU/ANIA COLOR You're a top performer with gooc looks and lots of features like the 25" diagonal Color Bright 100™ picture tube and Gibraltar 85 |>! chassis fc r solid-state reliability. But your number is up and Sylvaiia has decided to discontinue making you. So now your price has been cut to a mere pittance of what you're really worth. It's sad, CL, but think of how happy you'll make all the smart shoppers who take you home. Good-bye model CL1247, Good buy. Good buy at only Across from G?rmania f499" OPEN TONIGHT CONVENIENT TEEMS Huron REFRIbERHTIDIl WO E. Broadway "I said, 'Gosh, I don't feel retarded,' " he recalled Friday."! felt like one of those cartoons — I'm running out in space and as long as I don't look down. I don't know I'll fall." Today Howard is carrying a 4.0 — straight A — grade average in the University of Louisville graduate school and is earning $9,000 a year as project director for the Youth Service Bureau here, an agency that seeks to keep youngsters out of jail. , It was while Howard was in the Kentucky State Reformatory at LaGrange that an IQ test turned up a score of 69, indicating he was seriously retarded. When he went to see about getting some education he was told he wasn't too bright. At the age of _15, he started third grade. In'weeks, he had finished the eighth grade, and then somo time later he finished high school. With scholarships from the state Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, he finished four years of college at Kentucky State with a degree in sociology. "What it proves to me is we need to stop categorizing people." he said. "These people made a mistake. If they did it to me, how many other young blacks have they done the same thing to?" Since he finished college, Howard, now 28, has undergone some changes. He dropped out of the University of Kentucky graduate school, to which he had a full scholarship, saying the school was "racist" and in January of this year returned to Louisville. He said he had' promised himself he'd never come back here, because this was where he had committed a crime. Howard had been given a life sentence for armed robbery following a holdup at a liquor store in which the owner was shot. In 1970, he received a pardon from then Gov. Louie B. Nunn, after serving seven years. Howard devotes much of his time to youth and to speaking engagements. 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