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Berkshire Eagle (Newspaper) - August 22, 1974, Pittsfield, Massachusetts ACKroSCHO ButtonDown Oxford Dress Shirts long Sleeve in Solids Stripes North et Summer St Downtown Ptttifitld Excop dies in Texas jailbreak attempt The Berkshire Eagle Thursday Aug 221974 Save gas form a car pool AMARILLO UPI Former police officer Darvin Ray Meharg died on the other side of the law Tuesday shotgunned by deputies in the Potter County jail where he led four other rebellious inmates in an escape attempt His former superiors on the Wichita Falls police force labeled the tough exconvict a misfit a troublemaker a loner and dangerous Meharg 39 was killed and three other persons wounded in a police assault on the jail where the five inmates held a jailer hostage at knifepoint for more than 24 hours Meharg was jailed June 19 in the eightfloor marble structure along with Barbara Thiel 40 his alleged accomplice in the June 1 armed robbery of an Amarillo liquor store The 70 yearold store owner had been pistol whipped The two were arrested in Roswell NM in midJune and indicted by the Potter County grand jury for ag gravated robbery Meharg applied for a job with the Wichita Falls police depart ment 19 years ago and was accepted oh Jan IS 1956 Me was a misfit in the police force and had many problems said Wichita Falls Police Chief C C Daniel He was a problem Daniel said Meharg was suspended once or twice for insubordination He was the typical misfit Daniel said Of course in due time he had to get out of this business In January 1958 Daniel suspended Meharg for the last time The rebellious officer resigned after being suspended for IS days It was very embarrassing for the police department that he worked here You hire them and sometimes you get one of these fellows who turns out bad and youre sorry for it the police chief said Daniel said Meharg had no prior criminal record and that his background was thoroughly investigated before he was accepted as a member of the force As best I can remember he was a loner said police Lt Dan Harris who worked with Meharg in the 1950s on the Wichita Falls force He just didnt seem to fit into any thing After he resigned Meharg was arrested several times in Wichita County on misdemean or charges Meharg escaped from the Wichita County Jail on May 1 1966 by cutting a hole in the wall at night with razorblades and metal from his shoes He covered his work during the day with a calendar White Alumimim Widows measured heavy duty triple track I FOR LOW PRICES CALL 4434113 HOP Modern conservation practices through safeguarding soil against erosion and preventing fires help petam precious water the best form of drought relief Free advice is available boys9 westerns colormatched actionmates snapjacket 699 Noiron ribbed polyesterandcotton corduroy navy brown or green with contrast stitching A snappy jacket flared jeans In the same carefree corduroy and exactmatch colors Two front scoop pockets two back patchpockets 299 acrylic knit in deep Fall tones to complement jackets and jeans SIZES 8 TO 18 reg 599 boys go tor western rASTIC LOW PRICES FABULOUS BUYS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY Falls1 newest polyester doubleknits Continental Club sportcoats and blazers turtleneck regularly 3995 shirts real sporty chatnbrays Hell feel like the fastest draw in the west in these shirts Yoked in the newest waywith contrasting color bandana print or a swirl of colorfully stitched embroidery Neveriron chambray in solid colored polyesterandcotton Sizes 8 to 18 599 RH brand brushed denim jeans flarelegs ie The bigname jeans at this low price Falls deep blue or brown in sturdy wearing cotton brusheddenim snapped with contrast stitchingaccents Scooppockets plus two back patchpockets Sizes 8 to 18 I The entire stock Not only a big saving but a big new Fall selection in the bargain And men wait till you see the quality the tailoring the colors these sportcoats and blazers have it all Plaids checks raised effect textured solids in fashions leading twobutton style Regulars longs COMPLETE ALTERATIONS INCLUDED iffil sS 899 sweater vest and knit shirt Fairs knitonknit twosome comp value doubleknlt Knits on the double at a price that youre likely to see on just a sweater alone The solidcolor vest an acrylic knit the texturedpattern shirt a warp knit of polyesterandnylon Terrific looking Sizes SMLXL polyester slacks flared and textured Now at a special low price good time to buy a couple of pairs Precisely tailored slacks western pockets waistband and nylon zipper Falls newest colors to teamup with the sweatersets Sizes 29 to 42 485 DALTON AVE Opp State Police Barracks 4433275 open every night ;