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Decatur Daily (Newspaper) - May 21, 1972, Decatur, AlabamaThe in cat urd by Quot my country May she Ever be right but right or wrong my common Chi Trina a Oka Tui volume 61, number 86 established february foil Decatur Alabama 35601, sunday morning May 21,1972 of met of the Asso gated mrs of w Yoffy to Emfs n8ws s88vk3 Loc Dahy to it sunday it a a Capy boo boo acknowledged in Dolvine a escape by Bob Lowry daily City editor Elmore a Why was convicted kidnapper Glenn do Ivin a Man with a history of violent crimes assigned to a minimum Security prison from which he easily escaped some prison officials say it was a routine assignment and not unusual for a maximum Security prisoner to be assigned to Draper correctional Center where about 10 per cent of the inmates Are under so and More than half Are serving their first prison terms other officials say k was a mistake,1 that the 46-year-om Dovila should have been assigned to a maximum Security a Ait such As Holman a at More or too. A when you re dealing with 4 000 inmates its Only natural you re going to make a boo boo once in awhile a says John Watkins Warden at Draper another Draper official. John Robinson classification officer stated flatly he believed do Ivin should have been assigned to Atmore �?�1 knew head been around. Robinson said in reference to his record Dohrin gained his Freedom by simply walking out the front door of Draper after prison officials said be tricked a guard into believing he was part of a work detail another Man. Cecil Toner 9. A convicted murderer from Geneva county escaped with Dolvin the two had been gone about six hours before they were discovered missing special report Dolvin came under state custody initially because he was believed to be a Security risk in the Morgan county jail. He and his wife. Sue. 9, were convicted in Morgan county circuit court in Decatur in february. 1971, for the kidnapping of 29-year-old Charles Ray Lovett who is still missing both were sentenced to 10 years and both filed Appeal. Earlier Dolvin had been sentenced to 10 years for the theft of Lovetts car which he also appealed and was under 911.000 Bond. During Dolvin s kidnapping trial. Circuit judge r. L Dick Hundley set is Appeal Bond at 945.000 with the remark that a there Are Strong implications that the victim Lovett was done away fearing a escape attempt Morgan cob try sheriff John c. Mcbride obtained a court order having Dolvin transferred to state custody after h was decided the county jail did not have a adequate maximum in his petition Mcbride said Dolvin Quot has a prior conviction of armed robbery outside the state of Alabama and has jumped a 950,000 Bond outside the state of the state obviously took a different View of Dolvin. The Road to escape for Dolvin began when he arrived at the my Meigs medical and diagnostic Center East of Montgomery in february. 197l-�? a a a a a it. Meigs a two year old 93.4 million facility is almost a duplicate of Holman and serves As a reception Center for new prisoners the prison system s Central to Spica 1 is Al so Loca Ted there Dolvin was transferred there shortly after his kidnapping conviction for Quot safekeeping a he remained there for about a year waiting on action on his grand larceny Appeal after an initial quarantine period where he was assigned no work. Dolvin was assigned to work in the receiving area of the institution Warden Judson Locke said there he helped process incoming prisoners much like a military reception Center he typed routine forms and helped in photographing and fingerprinting new prisoners. He did such a Good Job that when his sentence was confirmed and he was ready to be shipped to a regular prison his supervisor requested that Dolvin remain As a member of it Meigs permanent population. About 150 prisoners Are see boo on Page a-6 Draper Entrance walk on by president resting in Austria by Eric Waha Salzburg Austria apr president Nixon stopped in this Alpine resort City saturday night for 9 hours of rest and preparation for his Summit meeting with soviet leaders in Moscow. The presidential Jet. The spirit of 76. Will take him to the soviet capital monday morning. Nixon a plane landed about an hour after steel helmeted police with clubs drove an estimated 200 leftist demonstrators from the Airport Landing area. As the president left the plane and approached a cordon of Smock Coa Ted Salzburg riflemen police pushed and carried another clump of demonstrators from in front of the Airport terminal about 50 Yards from Nixon. Nixon did not appear to notice. He and mrs. Nixon accepted bouquets of Flowers from austrian children then stepped toward their Black limousine before taking off on the spirit of 76 for the eight hour flight to Salzburg. Nixon said his Mission in the soviet Union would be a search for a a world of peace a world of Progress for the trip began three months after the pres Klentz a historic visit to communist China austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky is Host to president and mrs. Nixon during their stay in this rail Industrial and tourist Center overlooked by a medieval fortress. Kreisky a son. Or. Peter Kreisky 9. Was among austrians who planned anti Nixon demonstrations to coincide with the presidents visit. The Chancellor commented before Nixon s arrival a we disagree but i think my son is old enough to have his own views a a the president and mrs. Nixon and their official party were welcomed by Kreisky and other austrian officials As a local band played martial music. Before entering his car. The president paused with the Chancellor to face a Bank of photographers and then to wave at a crowd of several Hundred standing nearby. The Nixon drove to the 18th-Century a Lessheim Palace where they Are staying Security in the City was tight with an estimated 1.500 police on duty because of the leftist demonstrations aimed at the role in Vietnam As he left Washington. Nixon said he hoped for a very important substantive talks a in Moscow to Lay the foundation for a new relationship so americans and russians can a live together in peace in the world and. Use their great influence. To avoid those situations that Lead to conflicts anyplace in the work . Officials have indicated that a first step agreement limiting . And soviet nuclear weapons will be announced during Nixon s Moscow visit. They also looked to an agreement on Trade and space cooperation during the 4.350 mile flight from Washington. Nixon stayed in his Cabin aboard the presidential Jet. Conferring with advisers and Reading from 14 briefing books containing material on Bis soviet visit As Well As his stops in Austria. Iran and Poland. The Only official business on the presidents austrian schedule was a 30-minute talk and a sunday luncheon Sparkman addresses graduates at a successful opening Point Mallard officially opened saturday and More than 1,000 persons took Thomas seeks mayors Post calling for Industrial expansion. Decatur automobile dealer Jay Thomas today announced he will be a candidate for mayor in this year s City election. Thomas who said he is campaigning with the slogan. Quot if it s Good for Decatur. Tote re. Will oppose incumbent mayor Charles Guntharp. Seeking his second term in office. Thomas said he decided to run for mayor Quot because so Many of my friends have asked me to "1 will dedicate myself to bringing to Decatur new businesses and industries to provide More jobs for our said Thomas. A with the growth of new Industry we will need to strengthen our control Over pollution so that our citizens can derive All the benefits of growth without the ill effects so Many cities suffer promising to be a a sober and capable Leader a Thomas said he will Contact Industrial leaders throughout the nation the president and Congress to obtain Quot every Dollar of Federal funds that can be gotten for our advantage. Thomas called also for improvement see Thomas on Page a-6 advantage of the Segree weather to take a dip in the wave Pool dive into the olympic Pool or stroll in the Saud. Paid admission was 1,69. Daily photo by Relief Force slowed a Thomas by Michael Putzel Saigon apr South vietnamese forces trying to Clear the Road to the beleaguered provincial capital of an Loc fought off a Day Long attack by North vietnamese tanks and infantry saturday. An american army officer called it in All probability the enemy a Quot last stand for an Loe. Quot a rubber Plantation town 00 Miles North of Saigon that has been virtually destroyed in a 44-Day siege. A government Relief column had pushed to within sight of the town before the counter attackers struck at Dawn in the Central Highlands where the North vietnamese offensive centers around the provincial capital of Korntum. Region of go powering today s daily Calendar. A la Landers c-6 classified. D-3 obituaries. D-3 editorials. A-4 sports by e Tain ment. A-10 to log d-2 Horoscope. Cell women. Cd on this Day in 1956, the first Hydrogen bomb was exploded by the United states Over Bikini Matohin the Pacific. To place a want and dial 353-4612 athens�?232-1535 Quick weather fair to partly Cloudy. High today Tow 90s Low tonight mid 50s High monday Low 90s Complete weather map River Page d-3 it s a Tulve in the Tennessee Valley enemy troops probed government defense lines less than two Miles from the City but no major attacks were reported. In the air War Over North Vietnam the . Command announced that american warplanes had intensified their daily pounding of enemy Supply areas and transportation routes. The command reporting on attacks of thursday said air Force bombers destroyed a fuel tank farm containing More than five million Gallons of Petroleum 3vfa Miles East of Hanoi. Spokesmen said about 75 per cent of the depot was wiped out. With bombs leaving Quot one huge see red on Page a-6 guaranteed Frigidaire service Robinson furniture downtown second Avenue. Decatur 353 2370 adv Gary Wilhite donations to fund $1,285 the drive to Aid the widow of a former Morgan county native who was murdered in Nashville while working Asa Security guard climbed to 91.285 saturday. Contributions to the mrs Noah Lee fund added $124 to fridays total of -9m6l remember. Your loved ones with an Quot in memorial notice in the classified Day tributes to be published in the Decatur daily classified Section sunday. May 9th. Notices will be accepted through saturday noon May 27th select your own verse or we have booklets available from which you May choose an appropriate a in it memorial Quot verse. Ltd dial353-4612 nights. Sudsy t. Aad holidays 934731 atom dial 232 is3� the Decatur daily classified advertising mrs. Lee. Whose husband was a former Morgan county Deputy is unable to work after six operations for cancer. Her medication for diabetes and High blood pressure add to already mounting Hospital and drug Bills for which she has no Money she and her twin 17 year old sons live in a four room House in Nashville which costs the family 945 a month. Contributions saturday included or. And my. F. O. Smith. 925 Anonymous. $20 Flint Church of Christ. 125. Mary m. Miller. 910 Anonymous. 93 or. And mrs. O. L. Brakefield $15 Anonymous. 91 or. And mrs Stanley Britton 910 or. And mrs. Tom Phillips. $10 Baylis Hightower. 95 by Sonny Turner Athens sen. John Sparkman told Athens College graduates saturday Quot we educate to prepare for the Sparkman was guest speaker during the colleges 150th annual commencement exercises in which 229 degrees were Given. Quot la an age of increasing specialization it is particularly important that we remember this larger task of Eda cation a Sparkman said. A for Only by understanding men do we learn what is truly he said a the Noble Ideal of scientific truth if pursued for the Benefit of Mankind a for the improvement of body mind and soul a is a Beacon shining in a dark and perilous Sparkman said Athens College throughout its 150 years has been Small As measured Quot by the simple standards of numbers and dimensions but it has always had those who loved it by every Standard a there have been times when it College was Felt almost imperative that it would have to close its doors. Quot he said. A have seen some of those difficult times. In fact. 1 recall that in 1938. When the general conference of the methodist Church met in Birmingham we had great fear that the College might be discontinued. I was a Delegate to that conference and i remember our expecting a fight to be made on continuing Athens College 4 a we were making our Plaas to fight Back Sparkman said Quot but we were quite uneasy what the outcome would be. Fortunately the question never came a and Athens College was left to Fontiene in its Effort to bring academic excellence to Young Mea and women who loved the Sparkman said excellence should be used in its ancient definition the intellectual curiosity which seeks the truth the spiritual Virtues of bravery character and moral awareness i like to suggest that All of these qualities Are greatly needed in America today a he said. The Pursuit of excellence must characterize the whole fabric of american society if this nation is to retain the position of leadership which it occupies today. Quot a to attain excellence Quot he said a we must devote ourselves unreservedly to the Ideal. Excellence like Faith demands wholehearted allegiance and strength of conviction. Quot excellence like duty will allow no Compromise with its standards and will tolerate no weakness of will. Excellence requires the most we can give and a sincere belief that its attainment is True and Good the intended purpose of human Sparkman told the graduates Quot we Are All Bora with very Little ability to defend ourselves a what is essentially a hostile environment. Our Only knowledge of that environment is gained through the difficult process of a if we Are of Benefit from the accumulated information which the human race has acquired through the collective efforts of thousands we must gain Access to that information through education. There is no other was. You he said a succeed As individuals if you do not keep Pace with Peers we cannot succeed As a nation if we do not keep Pace with our rivals a the Law of survival demands that we devote ourselves to the High cause of learning that we not falter at the moment Success seems almost with in our grasp Quot Sparkman who received an honorary doctor of Law degree from Athens College presented College president Sidney Sandridge with congratulatory greeting from president Nixon addresses graduates sea. Joba Sparkman addressed graduate of atreus College saturday morning Quot the Law a i survival demands that we devote ourselves to the High cause of be Aruba that we not falter at the Turner moment Success seems almost within our a a grasp Quot he said. Daily photo by Dona a

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