Holland Evening Sentinel (Newspaper) - November 22, 1963, Holland, Michigan
THE HOLLAND, MICHIGAN, EVENING SENTINEL
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1963
Red Tape Delays Case Of Good Thief
LANSING (UPI)—Alonzo Gun-sell’s chances of getting out ot Southern Michigan Prison were tied up in red tape today despite Gov. George Romney's plea the case of the 43-year-old “good thief ' be handled speedily
Gunsell. who escaped from a Michigan prison camp IO years ago. married and settled down in Denver for a law-abiding life as George King. has been back in prison since Tuesday.
Romney has asked the State Parole Board to handle Gunsell's case as quickly as possible but State Corrections Director Gus Harrison said Thursday further action will have to wait the return of official records on the man from Denver.
“We will move on it as quickly as possible,” Harrison said.
' I nder normal procedure Gun- ] J™S;ce“by Tte'gov-sell could be prosecuted for a Qr prison escape and wind up serving two extra years on his ori-
I ginal 14-15 year term for break-i mg and entering in the nighttime
Harrison said, “there have been a few such escape cases which have been handled in an extraordinary manner because of the convict’s record of good conduct and self - rehabilitation while he was at large, but these I are rare cases.
“We are not going to proceed in the dark on this case. We’ve got to wait for the official report from Colorado concerning his activities and conduct during the IO years he was free,” Harrison said If Gunsell is not deprived of his time off for good behavior before escaping and is not prosecuted for escape he would be eligible for immediate parole, corrections officials said.
Even if he was denied parole he would be eligible for release from prison within six months. Harrison said Gunsell. who married a widow with three children before moving to Colorado, could come to the immediate attention of the board if he applies for commuta
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The board would then hold a public hearing and make its recommendation to Romney, Harrison said.
Colorado Gov. John Love wrote Romney pleading for mercy in the case and his employer said he would give Gunsel! his job back if he is paroled Gunsell escaped ll days after the parole board refused him a parole in 1953. He would have been eligible four months later for complete discharge from prison.
Recreation Project Funds Go To State
PROCESSES HEER — Jerome Walters, a meat-cutter for the Zeeland Locker Co., 3 East Main St., inspects one of IOO deer brought to the firm last weekend for processing. The company estimates it will process 200 deer this season, about
the same number as last year. After the deer are skinned. Walters, of Lee St., Zeeland, will be able to butcher between 25 and 30 deer a day. Zeeland Locker Co. also processes elk, moose and goats and last year had five bears.
MINNEAPOLIS (UPI) - The Department of the Interior announced today that federal funds amounting to nearly three-quarters of a million dollars have been approved for use on IO outdoor recreation improvement projects in Michigan.
The projects will be carried out in counties where unemp-ployment has been a problem Funds will come from a supplemental accelerated public works program approved earlier by Congress.
Federal funds will be matched by money from the Michigan Department of Conservation.
Projects and the federal funds allocated include:
—Fisherman access site development in 23 counties, $66,-900.
—Construction of new lakes, spawning areas, stream improvement, fish population controls, etc., in 28 counties, $200,-(XX).
—Wildlife habitat manipulation in 41 counties, $108,000 —Deer Management projects in 17 counties, $60,000.
—Three headquarters service buildings in Lake, Baraga and Lapeer counties, $147,000 —An addition to a Department of Conservation building
in 17 counties, $35,-
on Beaver Island in Charlevoix velopmenl County, $4,300. 'Ml
—Complete campground de-1 The work projects velopment in Iosco and School-! planned and supervised by^the craft counties, $150,(XX). Michigan Depaitment
—Hunter and fisherman ac-1 servation
was 14 inches below last Nov. 22 and only 6 inches above the all-time low for November set in 1934. The level was 39 inches below the all-time high for November reported in 1954 and 6 inches below last month.
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Lake Levels Down From Last Year
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DETROIT (UPI) - The levels of the Great Lakes are one to 14 inches below levels reported on this same date a year ago. a U. S Lake Survey report showed today.
Below average rainfalls the j last few years was blamed for the drop in the level of the lakes.
The report on each of the Great Lakes was issued by the U.S. Army Engineer District.1 Lake Survey, because of the in-! terest generated by the current disputes over the taking of water from the lakes. A similar report will be made each Friday.
Lake Erie was down 14 inches from the level recorded on Nov. 22. 1962. and ll inches above the all-time low for November, recorded in 1934. The level of 568.58 inches above sea level was 39 inches below the all -time November level set in 1861. The Lake Erie level was 6 inches below last month, part of that decline being accounted for by the normal seasonal fluctuation.
Lake Superior’s level stood at 600.31 inches, one inch below the level on the same date last year * and 12 inches above the all -time high for November recorded in 1951 and three inches below last month.
The level of Lake Michigan-Lake Huron was ll inches below a year ago and only three inches above the all-time low for November recorded in 1934 The level of 576.04 inches was 63 inches below the all-time November high recorded in 1861 and four inches below last month.
Lake Ontario’s level of 243.60 inches was nine inches below last Nov. 22 and 25 inches above the all-time low for November set in 1934. The level was 36 inches below the 1861 all-time high for November and 5 inches below last month
Lake St. Clair, at 571.40 inch
Duluth Seaman Dies in Mishap
MILWAUKEE (UPI)-A Duluth, Minn . seaman died Thursday after the skiff he was using j to clean the water line of the ’ tanker Amoco overturned in Lake Michigan off the Milwaukee Harbor.
Coast Guardsmen recovered the body of Emil L. Sunquist. 63. The Milwaukee County Medical examiner’s office said a post mortem would be held today and added Sundquist either could have drowned or died of a heart attack.
said her statement coincided with that of her husband.
“At this point, we could not convict the man in court.’’ the prosecutor explained. “And if we took him to court now, we couldn't charge him again later because that would be double UPI (—The admis-! jeopardy.”
Police said the couple has three children and is expecting a fourth in the spring.
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Another man on the skiff, Mohamid Sherian. Dearborn. Mich., also was thrown into the
PONTIAC sion by a Waterford Township couple that they drowned their newborn child and buried it in the Pontiac City dump nearly two years ago is not enough to try them for murder. Oakland County officials said Thursday.
The law requires that a body be found before a person can be tried for murder and even then the cause of death must be established
Workers dug to a depth of 20 feet in the spot where the father. an unemployed factory worker, said he had buried the infant. They were unable to find any trace of the child. The wife said the killing took place Dec. 19. 1961.
The case came to light after his wife had him put in jail for
Senate Sit-Down Charged by Solon
WASHINGTON (UPI) - Sen Joseph S. Clark’s new charge that the “Senate establishment” is staging a sit-down strike
against major Kennedy legislation left the targets of his attack unruffled today.
Senate COP Leader Everett M. Dirksen, 111., said he thought the Pennsylvania Democrat’s attack on key committee chairmen and other senators was “sheer futility at this season ”
Dirksen said Clark’s moves to force the tax cut, civil rights and State Department appropriations bills from Senate committees “haven’t got the chance of a snowball in you-know-where.”
Falconry, like archery, goes far back into antiquity. Chinese appear to have practiced the sport some 2.(XX) years ago.
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bing onto a piling.
A. Kuhnle to Address Inter-Class Fellowship
Al Kuhnle will speak at the IO a m. worship service at the Wesleyan Methodist Church on 17th St., at Pine Ave., at 11.15 a?m? He will also .speak to the Inter-class Fellowship, which includes the Junior and Senior High School and college classes.
Kuhnle has been associated with youth work for many years, serving as Director of Youth for Christ in Detroit, Elkhart. Ind., and Minneapolis, Minn. He is now affiliated with Gospel Films, Inc of Muskegon, as the vice president of Youth films.
then in an angry burst told police the whole story.
A lie detector test confirmed I the slaying and the father even made a formal statement admitting the crime.
Oakland County Prosecutor George F Taylor said there was little his office could do except try the man for “burying a body without a license, a misdemeanor, but we can’t even take them to court on that without first finding the body.”
The father said he drowned the child in a pail of water because they were unable to support it.
The case first came to light Nov. 3 when the woman went to the Waterford Police Department and told her story. Taylor
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