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Convicted Killer Paid
$1,000 for Pardon in Alabama, Probe Told By the Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala., Mar. 13. ■—Testimony linking former Gov. James E. Folsom to reports of a $1,000 payoff gave a startling turn today to an investigation of the recent wholesale release of con victs. The story was told by a State employe yesterday to a legislative committee which is looking into pardon and parole activities dur ing the closing months of the Fol som administration. It also involved Bill Drinkard and Glen Vinson, appointed ey Gov. Folsom, who dominated the Parole Board for 15 *2 months be fore they went out of office along with the Governor on January 15. More than 1.600 paroles and 350 outright pardons were granted during the time the Folsom ap pointees controlled the board’s pol icy. In many instances prisoners were set free after serving only a small fraction of their sen tences. The witness yesterday was W. G. Smith, a worker at the State docks at Mobile. He quoted a reformed desperado. Ko.v Dicker son of Mobile, as saying $1,000 was paid for a pardon for a con victed killer and that the money was split among Gov. Folsom, Mr. Drinkard and Mr. Vinson. Mr. Smith was subpoenaed to tell what he knew, if anything, about, the release of Norris E. Kervin, who had served less than seven months of a 25-year mur der sentence when he was par doned on January 11, four d»ys before the end of Gov. Folsom’s term in office. The witness quoted Dickerson, a onetime bank robber, who has been mentioned previously in testimony about other paroles, as saying Kervin could get out of prison for $1,000. Later. Mr. Smith added. Dick erson told him the money went to the Governor and the two Parole Board members. Mr. Folsom dismissed the testi mony as “silly.” Mr. Vinson would not comment. Mr. Drink ard w’as reported awray from his home and could not be reached. Red China Is Purging Opposition in Peiping By the Associated Press HONG KONG. Mar. 13.—Red China's purge of opposition ele ments has reached into the heart of Communist China itself—; Peiping. An official announcement reach ing here indirectly from Canton says the Public Security Bureau of the new China capital recently arrested a “large group of counter revolutionaries” among whom were some who: 1. Burned down 59 trolleys, “some of them in the tramway i terminal right in Peiping.’ 2. “Repeatedly damaged” the! 25.000-kilowatt generator of the Peiping power plant. The announcement indicated; that persons arrested in the most! recent roundup probably already! have fallen before executioners’I guns. I fttgs, "I’ve always rec ommended The Biltmore.. .for comfort and service as well as heart-of-town convenience. And right now is an especially good time for a visit because you can count on getting a room or suite you’ll like.” Write for descriptive folder N THE BILTMORE Madison Ave. at 43rd St. New York 17 Frank VT. Regan David J. 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Must furnish A-l notarized references that you love a dog.” Mrs. G. W. Scott inserted the ad. She explained that she lives alone in a trailer— her husband is in the Army and a son is with the Navy in the Pacific—and when she goes out, there’s no one to dog-sit for Blackie, an 11 !_> year-old mixture of bull and fox terrier. Night Cab Fares Higher RIO DE JANEIRO.—If you take a taxi in Rio de Janeiro now be tween 6 at night and 6 in the morning you have to pay one third more than the meter shows, under a new city ordinance. Many of the terms used in elec tricity such as “watt.” “volt,” “ampere," etc., are named after the men who discovered their purposes. Red Officer Executions In Stalin Plot Doubted By tha Associated Press BERLIN, Mar. 13.—A published report that 14 Soviet officers had been executed in the Russian zone of Germany for plotting against Prime Minister Stalin was de-' scribed by Allied and East German sources today as “highly doubtful.” Allied intelligence officers said the report of the executions and wholesale arrests last month among Red army garrisons sta tioned in Germany “is extremely ' unlikely.” They added that such incidents i would have reached their in ! formants “by now.” * j The report (not carried by the Associated Press' quoted so-called competent sources in the East! German government. Better Cough Relief When new drugs or old fail to atop your cough or chest cold don’t delay. Creomulsion contains only safe, help ful, proven ingredients and no nar cotics to disturb nature’s process. It goes right to the seat of the trouble to aid n/ture soothe and heal raw, ten der, inflamed bronchial membranes. 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