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1M njBUC INTRHT · THIMSt CONCBtN or THIS Associated fmt LMMd Wira AP, King and NEA Features IOCAI FOMCAfr-- Fayetttvilte and vielnity coh- llderable cloudineii today, Mo- nlght and tomorrow v/ith icitti*-. ·d.showers and thunderstorm* t?- day arid tonight. Cooler tonight ·nd Umorrow. High temperature?., yesteflay 79; low 84; noon.today 7 0 . , . - · - · · · : · ' VOIUUME 90, NUMBER.231 MTITTiVim, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY EVENING, AMIll 22, 1*52 .raici nvt CENTS Tornado Threat Scares Residents Of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas By The Associated Press Destruction - laden tornadoes roamed Southwestern skies yesterday, plunging to earth momentarily, and keeping the residents of Texas, Oklahoma and ' Kansas in a state'of' jitters. One ^fieath was attributed indirectly to the storms. Mrs. Horace Jones, 38, Altus, Okla., supply , company clerk, was killed when · her auto went out of control, in a - blinding rain on U. S. 283. Her employer said the woman had been nervous all afternoon. He said she was a young girl when a tornado struck and wiped out the town of Blair June 16, 1928. Mrs. Jones was driving home to Blolr, near Altus, alarmed by a j town and struck farm areas in- tornado warning. She said she j stead. Three farm homes and was going to look after her prop- ! numerous outbuildings were de- erty. . j stroyed. A Texas tornado ripped the parly this morning, the weather roofs off two brick buildings in i bureau reported the tornado dan- the tiny community of Emhouse in Navarro County. Charles Shelbourne said .the twisting winds killed 600 young turkeys he had just purchased. Black, threatening tornado funnels were sighted at'Blackwell and Enid in Northern Oklahoma and at five separate places near Altus in Southern Oklahoma. Other tornadoes threatened McGregor, Texas, 18 miles southwest of Waco, but missed the heart of ger was about over. It said local storms could be expected in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas with some.hail today, but the major threat was passed. Altus school children were dismissed early " because of the storms. Heavy rains in Oklahoma during the storm period closed U. S. 62 west of Hollis. , The moisture for the 24-hour period was among the heaviest of the year in Oklahoma. Telephone Company Seeks Rate Boost In Arkansas Little Rock - (/P) - Southwestern Bell Telephone Company again is-asking for an. Arkansas rate increase. The new rate schedule is about $377,000 a b o v e the $4,600,000 dollar raise requested in 1950. _ * The schedule was filed with the "Arkansas Public Service Commission yesterday. It would increase the company's annual .revenue by some $1,900,000 above the more than $3,100,000 increase granted recently. - The rates will ' go into effect May 21 unless the PSC orders a hearing, which it . is expected to do. At present. Bell is billing its customers on the basis of a $4,600,000 increase requested in 1950. The A r k a n s . a s Supreme Court" in February granted only a $3,100,000 increase, and ordered that thie company refund all rates collected in excess of this amount since 1950. .' Warren, E. Bray, SWB's general manager for Arkansas, said yesterday 'that .the new rate raise will "not" affect or delay the refunds due most of our customers." However, the new rate increase would increase monthly bills for flat rate telephones 25 to 50 cents a month. Measured and other miscellaneous services also would be , increased; but long distance rates would not be "changed. / Bray said. the new rates would . restore the .company's earnings lost through increasing costs since the period covered by the last rate raise. , -. . ; He said Intrastate earnings have dropped to- less than four per cent. The proposed increases, which average about four per cent, would raise Bell's earnings to the customers six per cent, said Bray. Two UA ROTC Cadefr To Visit West Point Two cadets in the University Army ROirc will leave Fort Smith by plane tomorrow for West Point, N. Y., where- they will be among 112 ROTC cadets visiting the .U'.S. . Military Academy this weekend. They are Robert W. Newell of Diaz, an Infantry cadet, and 'Richard D. Pryor, of Fredonia, Kan., a - Signal . Corps cadet. They were selected from among the top U.A. students. ' .' Newell ' and Pryor will arrive at West Point Thursday and will leave Sunday, returning here . Monday. Their travel expenses- are paid by' the government. They will live in West Point cadet barracks and attend classes and meals with the regular cadets. They will also view special demonstrations and will tour the post. During four weeks of the academy's 1952 sesquicentennial, 444 ROTC* senior carets will visit the school. Scout Leaders To Hold Training School Tonight Scoutmasters and other scout officials will meet at . the hospitality rooms of the Arkansas Western G."S Company "at 7:30 tonight for a special scoutmaster training course. Leaders from the various - » Jack Byrd Announces For Circuit Clerk; Three More Candidates File Party Pled? Three more candidates filed party loyilty pledges yesterday in Washington County to qualify for this summer's Democratic primary. That brought the total of candidates who have filed to four. The deadline for filing the pledge is April 30. ' Virgil R a m s e y, Fayetteville,' chairman of the county Democratic Central Committee, said that William L. "Bill" Bush of Lincoln filed a pledge with him yesterday as a candidate for county judge, and Lelahd Stanberry filed for constable _of Prairie township. ThurfflarT · Pafsbns, Springdale, secretary of the. eom- mittee, saifl.- Otis Cardwell, alsS' filed yesterday for justice of the peace ifi Prairie township. 1 · _x ' Previously,_Jh£_onjy_candidate to file had -been Sheriff Bruce Crider, who' is seeking reelection. Party rules require that candidates other - t h a n municipal- candidates must file loyalty pledges before' noon on the 90th 'day before the · preferential primary. That makes the deadline) April 30. The rules prohibit printing a 1 candidate's name on the ballot if he does not file such a pledge. Although candidates are slow in filing with the party, 25 candidates have filed their "corrupt practices" pledges with County Clerk. Roy Scott -- and the aiead- line -for these pledges is 60 days later than for the party- pledges. Scott said today these candir dates have filed in the past few days with him: .Bush, for county judge; Clint ShooR for treasurer; Paul. C. Davis for county - and probate clerk; Dink McKinnon, Elm . Springs, justice of the peace; and Jack Johnson. Allan Gilbert," Jr.; John E. Stevens and J. C. Pettigrew, -- . ...... Keeps Coming Back For More . Indianapolis-W)-Mrs. "Hazel Allen, clerk in a- cleaning establishment, has lost any illusions she might have had about honor among thieves. The same man robbed her' yesterday for the third time. He had told her in the second robbery he needed the money for a sick baby and "this will be the last time -HI- bother you." He got SB April 3, $10 April. 7, and $28 Monday. ' ' · ' "He walks in like he owns the place," Mrs. Allen said. "And he will before too long." Capt. Jack G. Byrd, former Revenue Department emt here and commanding office Headquarters Company, 1 Field Artillery for the pas '· months,, announced today tha will be a candidate for ci clerk subject to the Democ primaries. .Byrd, who left Fayetteville v the 936th, Norlnwesl Arka National Guard outfit, was c to active duty, is now stati at Camp Chaffee awaiting re from active duty. He served the battalion- during its yea Korea. The incumbent, Richard *G of Fayetteville, has announced he will -not again seek offic circuit clerk. Byrd is the c candidate to step forward to In announcing his candic Byrd said: * "t feel that 1 have the necet educational background, bus and administrative training to fill the requirements of the off : A -native of Greenland, « he w«s bora March 18, 1918, tain Byrd was raised at Hab ton and educated in the Wash ton County schools. He was a dent of Springdale 'before co to Fayetteville. As a National Guard " enl man Byrd was called to a duty in World .War I! in Jam 1941, as a member of the 1 Field Artillery, and served- the end of that conflict. After his release from mil service Byrd plans :an active paign in an effort to see as n voters personally 'as possible Marked Cards End Marria Syracuse, N. Y.-(fl")-The B mans have broken up their game -- and ended their, marr Mrs. Genevieve Bookmas t fied in state Supreme Court tcrday that her husband Ch insisted she play cards with for "house mone:-." When her husband found was winning .heavily, Mrs. B man. said, "he marked the d The court granted .'ier an nulment. ' t ' * For t h e . largest, prettiest s lion of dresses, sh«p Hunt's. (A Speakers Discuss Growth And Industries Of Lincoln At Good Neighbor Dinner LincoIn-(Special)-A parade of 1 stores provided feed for more speakers from Fayetteville and 3.500,000 broilers," he said. ' Lincoln listed the assets of Lincoln at a Good Neighbor Dinner here Bishop pointed out that t are 1,000 acres of apple orch whnrp ssn nnn KnchAit. «# .,., 936th circuit Big Vote Seen In Pennsylvania Primaries Eisenhower Men Work For Heavy Support By Both Parties By JACK-BELt, 'Philadelphia -(/P)- Supporters strove mightily today to manufacture a landslide of votes from both major party tickets for Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower in Pennsly- vania's indecisive presidential primary. Their long-range objective was to impress state GOP leaders, headed by Gov. John S. Fine, v/ith the desirability of throwing a majority of Pennsylvania's 70 GOP nominating delegates to Eisenhower at the July Chicago convention. Democrats, voting in a preference popularity primary where there are no. names on the ballot, could write in their choice for president. They might select a Republican if they chose. With the latest weather predictions 'forecasting no. rain in the state until late at night and a total vote of something close to 1,600,000 likely, Eisenhower backers rang telephones and doorbells Lo invite Democrats, as well as Republicans, to support the gen- Michigan Prison Riot Leader To Aid In Quelling Mutiny Officials Fear For Safety Of Petitioners Seek Opening Of Church Ana East Streets Two petitions bearing a total of*662 signatures were presented to the Fayetteville City Council last night, asking that Church and East Streets he reopened to through t r a f f i c . across the new Highway 71 bypass through south Fayetteville. The council authorized Mayor Powell Rhea to pass the petition along to the state Highway Department. v In other action, the- council "adopted" rfwo ordinances.., but the action had no effect because only five members--one short of a where active cral. Eisenhower is on the Republican preference ballot, ilong with former Gov. Harold E. Stassen of Minnesota. While Stassen is not considered a serious challenger, ihere may be a substantial write- in vote for Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio.. Taft Stays Out Taft told his backers here not to bother to vote for him, contending the primary results won't affect the final vote of the convention delegates. In line with this, Taft's Eastern manager, John D. M. Hajnilton, claimed the Ohioan will have at least 25 of the 70 votes, and a "Substantial ma- pority" if. Fine--still on the fence --eventually goes over to Taft. Edwin F. Russell, head of the state's Citizens for Eisenhower Committee, predicted Eisenhower will have a '.'two to one'margin over .the field" in the popularity test. He would not speculate on the'division-of delegates. Fine heads a group which wants to keep the state GOP delegation unpledged. A slate of organization candidates for 52 of the 60 places to be filled · today has agreed in (advance to this maneuver. Of 10 at-Iarge riejesatcs previously selected, five follow Fine, three lean toward Taft and two favor Eisenhower. There is .a. head-on clash 1 between Taft and Eisenhower delegate slates in four congressional districts around Pittsburgh, where : eight delegates will be elected. These race may indicate something of a state-wide trend. 100 Teachers To Visit, Study Business Houses More than 100 Fayetteville grade and high school teaohers from the public schools, St. Joseph she . towns of Northwest Arkansas will i last night. The dinner was one of come here to study patrol and I a scrics ,,f Good Neighbor, Dinners John Pickcl of Siloam Springs will teach tonight's course, and Johnny lYIcWhortcr, field scout executive, will be present. v The Weather-- · Arkansas--Showers and local thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight and In the East portion tomorrow; cooler In the Northwest tonight and tomorrow. Poultry Market -- The poultft mirket today an reported by the University, of Ar. knnsaj Institute of Science «nd Technology and the Dairy end Poultry Market Newj Service . of the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Northwest Arkansas area: Market weak; demand light; niter- Ings liberal on heavy sizes; bulk of trading continues at 24 cents; prices f.o.k. farm reported to 2 y the Area Development Committee of tfie Fayette- there were produced, and that the Lincol area has.more than 3,000 milk cows and more t h a n 50 grade A dairy barns producing 15,000,000 pounds of m i l k . "Lincoln two-thirds quorum--were present. Mayor Rhea said this morn- ng a special session may be called to re-enact the two ordinances. One petition, presented by John P. Teas? was signed by 457 residents and was addressed to the council, the mayor, and the Arkansas Highway Department. It asked that Church Street be opened to through t r a f f i c tnevcl- ing north-south anrt that a traffic signal light be Installed at the Church StrcetjHighway 71 intersection for traffic control and protection of pedestrians. Thf'Teas petition asked that such action be taken before the opening of the bypass. The other petition, signed by 2.02 residents, asked mgch the same thing in regard to East Street, which also intersects the bypass. Addressed to the mayor, council, Governor McMath, and the state High Commission, this petition asked that South East Street be opened, allowing both vehicular and pedc_strian traffic across the bypass, "it. al^o called for "adequate safety measures" at the East Street-bypass intersection. The Tc'as petition- pointed nut that safety measures are needed especially In. view of the number of school children who must cross the highway to getlrom the north side to Jefferson School and who to the junior high Indian Bay Road Money, Used In McMalh's Campaign, Ordered Returned To Treasury Little Rock-m-That $2,962 in»- the Indian Bay Road a f f a i r will go to the slate treasury under a decision of a Pulaski Circuit Court jury last night. The jury said that WIIK where it belonged. The jurors deliberated 3S minutes following a daylong trial of the first civil court action growing out of Ihc Highway Audit'Commission Investigation. The money was collected by group of Monroe County residents, whose spokesmen said it was intended to Bid provement of must travel school. Mayor Rhea planned to pass the two petitions on today to Ihe state authorities in Little'Rock. The ordinance "adopted" by the council concerned two improvement districts--No. 57, on Llndcll Street, and No. 58,'in Parksdale addition. A f t e r the founcll adjourned, officials noted that only five aldermen had been present and- that a two-thirds quorum was needed for such action. So the enactment had no effect. Four Bids Opened The council opened four bids for the painting of the outside of Ihe City Hospital and Nurses' Home. But action was postponed because the apparent low bidder did-not state whether he accepted an addendum to the contract calling for additional work. Action on the bids will await further word School and Peabody School "aYVh'^! from lnc apparent low bidder University will visit and s t.-'-. Sam Mitchell of Little Rock, who about 25 Fayetteville business bitl 52,737. "- - ' " Other bids were Davidson-and Davidson, Fort Smith, $2,888; Wilson Faint Shop, Fayetteville, $4,482.92; and J. F. Gabbard, Fayetteville, $4,521.45. The council authorized Mayor Rhea and City Clerk J. W. Mc- Gehne 1o lease a portion of citv ·CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO houses in an observance nf ness-Education Day tomorow. The three schools will be dismissed for the day. The instructors will learn how the businesses are run, anrt what some of the problems of haziness men are. The program will hccip with an assembly of businessmen and teachers at Bates School at !) a. m., when the -business men and the teachers who will visit their places of business will he introduced. At noon teachers and bi-sincssmen will return to . Bates School for lunch, where L. L. Baxter, president of Arkansas Western Gas . e busine m.--broilers weights, 23-24. f) C and fryers all vlHe.Chamher of Commerce, an. Is a goJTomato producing e" .P' ·""· i 1 speakers from both cities appear- Bishop said. "Last year we prn- nL\T w, program broadcast by ed on a KGRH. "We're very proud of our school system and especially the tremendous growth In the past three or four years," said Pat Ryan, superintendent nf the Lincoln school, who explained that in '.'our five elementary school systems, Mnrrow, Cane Hill, Evansvllle, Summers anrt Lincoln, the children are Ijccclving a .good basic foundation upon which to build their advanced education. x "Our school district covers 137 square miles and borders along the Arkansas-Oklahoma line for 1.1 miles, We have 022 students, SOO of these riding 10 busM which travel a total of 3(10 miles dally," Ryan mid. Wade Hlshop, duccd and sold 3,000,000 pounds of greenwraps, and we processed 5,000,000 pounds of ripe tomatoes In nur local canneries." More than 100 people from Faynttdvltle attended the dinner last night, where Roy Adams ftf Fayetteville, w a s toastmaster. Heyrlon Lewis, chairman o[ the Retail Merchants Committee of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce responded to the welcome by Sterling Pitts of -Lincoln. Other speakers on the program were Forrest Rogers, apple grower In the Lincoln urea; Rny Jackson, lumber dealer;' Frank Dickson, druggist; John Bradley, of the Lincoln school system; Bill Vlnnn- ble, farmer; Mr*. Bill Harris, pirs- inchcon teachers and essmen will return to the places of business, when the teachers will be Riven Ihe oppor- t u n i t y tn ask questions. At 3;15 p. m.- all will return to Bates nal assembly, where mcrce president, will speak. in financing 1m- the ' Indian Bay Road in Monron County. The State Highway Department improved the road in 1950 after Monroe County had been unnblc to do so. Arid the money wound Up in the campaign fund of Governor McMath, who was seeking renomlnation at the time. Attorney General Ike Murry, himself now a candidate for governor, filcdvsult to recover the money for the state. Defendants were Henry Woods, McMath's executive secretary and campaign manager, and Highway Commissioner Charles Adams of IJughes. Knows Nothing Woods testified he didn't know anything about the matter, until the Audit Commlffsion'5 disclosure. Adams testified he collected the money along with some c a m p a i g n contributions a n d thought it, too, was intended as a contribution. He paid an equivalent sum (nto the.,'rMlstry.ot .the court, and : it was tlnV'm'oney that the jury'awarded to the state. Adams and -other- present;'and former highway commissioners: testified they recalled nothing,being said about money when a Monroe County declgation asked the Highway Commission to improve the road in March, 1950. They said that the improvemdht was not contingent on any citizens' contributions. , Attorneys for Woods and Adams said they-hadn't decided whether to appeal. Rahivay Prison Rioters Win Chief Demand Rahwsy, N.. J.-(/P) Rebellious convicts at Rahway tSate Prison won thplr chief demand--a probe of the state parole board '--' but held out today on the issue of disciplinary action after a' flareup in their five-day mutiny. A prison official saM a ·/slight- i Dykes Hold, Bui New Rains Near Kansas City-(/P)-New rain, some of it heavy, sharpened the fears of flood fighters along ,the raging Missouri Major River today. dikes held at critical spots. And the experts clung to their prediction that Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., would be safe. As the muddy sea ' roadencd in the lowlands, Missouri Gov. Forrest Smith proclaimed a flood emergency and asked President* Truman to allot emergency federal funds to his home state. if! the upper Mississippi,'an- -ecqrd flood boiled seaward. At LaCrossc, Wis., weatherman A. D. Saniel said, "The worst of it is over now," A little rain fell there but not enough '.? affoct the amount" of tear gas was used last night on the 231 rebel prisoners who tok over a dormitory wing Thursday night and are holding eight guards hostage. R. William Lagay, superintendent of the prison farm, safd the gas was' used to quell a new disturbance by tho rioting convicts. The agreement on the parole | board Investigation was the re- suit of the first negotiations between the rioters and ' prison authorities since the revolt started. 115 JTL Drivers Go On Strike Company Soyi Union Silent On Cause A s t i r . i k « . involving "over'-Tlflfl drivers 'of' the Jones .Truck Lines broKe. out In Springdalc and Joplin, Mo., . yesterday and to d a y. Reason for the Joint walkout \vaa not immediately apparent. The drivers are membcrs ; of the Teamsters Union, AFL. .Gerald Tweedy, executive at the' company's Springdale he'adquar- tcrs, reported this morning tha,t the union has given no "official notification" of the reason for the strike. He estimated that 1CI drivers were Idle through .the .walkout. ' Union officials at Sprtngdale and Joplln were not available for comment thl» morning,. but it Is presumed that the trucUng company will be charged .with contract Violations: 'FIrsif'sisn of the strike was given Monday morning -..when the drivers filled to report at t h e Springdale office. About 12 drivers failed to report at Joplin this morriing. ' . This is the second,.strike, Involving the drivers of the Jones Truck Lines In three' months. In Alonj itncr n March the Kansas .Cjty, Mo., ol- 'fice was Idled by a walkout that lasted 10 days. The Kansas C i t y strike, however, was in connection with negotiations by the union for contract renewals for the em- ployes involved. The contracts for the Spring-dale and Joplin drivers, according tn a company official, are currently in effect. Farcical Fight On U.A. Stage Mnnrnney Bark* Truman Rarllcsvin'e, Okla. -WV S e n . Mike Monroney (D-Okla) said in an inlervlew here last night he holirvr-s President Truman rlld the right thinR In ordering government seizure of steel planl.i. "If the crisis is so great t h a t we can call boys to fight In Knres, then WP have a right In demand that «lepl producllon not be Interrupted," Monroncy said. Maiwm* Mret Fort Smith, Ark.-(/TVSnmr 100 Masons from Wrst and N'nrthwrM Idenl of the Parcnt-Tr-arhers As-1 Arkansas are refclving dcgrtf s up | postmaster, ex- sociation, and Harntll Hall, chair- i t o the 32nd at the iteml-annual re- A farcical argument iccnp plained Hint Lincoln Is well ertah. man of Ihc Arc. Development; union of Scottish nit* bodies her., open tonight la the University Fine Arts Center Theater. l» ,'hown here Th!! Shake pme llshcd in the broiler Industry, i Cnmmin*. «» (h. rh»mh^ ,,» Th. ,.,,,,! i -,.,,*w..,, .,,,, "Th» Merry W^-ej of \Vlndsor," lively Shakespeare pl»y, which will llshfd In the broiler Industry. qommPtM! nf the Chamber 'Last year, 1051 tho six 1oc«I feed | Commerce, \ o f , Thr reunion opened iwlll close tomorrow. nnd production Is directed by Frank McMnllan. assorlilc professor of play production at Vile University Performances will be given thrniijli Saturday. (Puska TIMESFOTO). · Hostage Guards One Prisoner Stain, -; Nine Wounded When State Troopers Fire :^ Jackson, Mlch.-UR-A leader-of mutinous convicts at riot-torn Southern . Michigan State -Prttbn agreed today to appeal to his feU; low Inmates to stop their mutiny. Prison officials and inmate Russell Jarbo, termed one of trie rlnj- leaders in the bloody outbreak, · reached the agreement, in trtice talks held outside a prison .block.. Jarbo will speak over the prison radio this afternoon in an effort to calm the prisoners, .whose rarn'- page caurccl an estimated two. million'dollars damage At the.big prison. · - : ; * - . J»rbo, toe of the original 173 mutineers, agreed to come.out 01 the besieged cell block 15, center of the rioting, to make his radio appeal, i ., . Hundreds of other convicts who rioted In this--the world's largest'--prison" i were back ' under con"Irol, one of their number kilted by · police gunfire and nine wourided. ' · · · · · - . ; . - · . State troopers counted four -injured in their ranks, Convict-Mt fires and wrecking during the wild rioting did damage estimated up to two million dollars. .'·/.*· The mutinying convicts art holed up with their hostages-in cell block No, 15,,· disciplinary, block where they wen sent, lor violating prison rules. -.. y;. Pending Jarbo's appeal· at leilt, the convicts are holding, out th the cell block. They have threat-' cned to kill one hoitage if an* convict it killed,: and prison;off Iclals fear they will carry out the threat if-they learn one.of their* number harbctn killed-: · ·'· While there were, radios in tbV convict-contraUed building, broad* c««Uni stations In ; th« area «pr nartfitiy-wenPeomplylni -with c» v request from State Police CoBii mUliontr Donald "3.' Leonard td keep '.word -of- the one prisoner 'death .off the air. J At midnight the mutineers had not heard of it, so far as authorities could tell. Warden Julian K. Frlsbie said he talked ty. tele-' phone with one pf the mutlni' leaders then and was informed, "The guards are being treated well." · - , - . . · ·.·-:.- , .Frlsbie said, "The situation looks better." . ' :·.' Pninl "Brutality* t .-.--'·-. * C ; Leaders of the uprising told authorities immediately after tht mutiny started Sunday night that they were protesting "brutality" and demanded '^newspaper n)an be brought.to.them,- .-·-. :-'Sj.,; But still ; the .mutiny group hasn't named 1U terms for ; releasing the guards and surrender- Ing. Authorities, deny there has been-brutality in handling of the prison's more than 6.400 Tnrutet. Four guards were grabbed originally. Then as other '· prisoner] rioted, around 500 spilling into th6 yards from other buildings, toughs sneaked from cell block No.VrJS and and-got nine more guard«,t knife-point.' Later they, released, two, one because of his age, an}other -because he was ill.: · " · f Darwin Mlllage, 38, convict Irom Detroit, was the man killed. He was shot through the cheitSil some '200 inmates threatened;to take over fire trucks-brought -in to fight fires started-by the rioters In at least live buildings. State troopers escorted the trucks and later cleared the yards. - .-. A ninth convict was wounded and Police Commissioner.Ueonard was nicked in the scalp by » piece of flying debris as trooper! firea a fusillade into the front of cell block No. 1 x--one of two mental units--to drive rioters into, corridors.'After a tumultuous day,«he mental-case Inmate* finally were driven Into the cells and secured shortly after dark. Mtntal Cau Leadn ' The mutineers were led by Jack Hyatt, 29, and Earl E. Ward, 30. Both are convicted robbsrs serving long terms, and,.both' have . police records from boyhood. Ward Is classified as a mental- case Inmate. Hyatt's nickname is "Crazy Jack" - and police say it fits. One of-Ward'j last remarks before authorities decided to call off conferences with the mutineers last n(ght was: "We can hold out as long as you can." .At that time Ward said the ho*age-guards were okay. Earlier he had let 'them' send messages out. They ranged from: "I'm okay. Please kiss our little boy. for me" . to "They haven't laid a hind/on me" Una "Hope to see you/iooo." Warden Frlsbie told, r.«wim|n he hnd promised "no reprisals" If the men released the guards and returned to their cells. The prisoners wtre Without lire- , arms, but were trrned with long,' ' ·harp knives taken from kitchen Iron -bars torn from cells, h« " chains, clubs and contrib pl-lsonet-fashloned diu*rt. ·· 'Betldei several volleys olMI Hr*, most into Jilt Urer buildings, ._ uied tear f«i outside Uii' No. Ik, ·M, th ·v.

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