National Affairs: Publicity & Potatoes

National attention focused on the Governors of three States last month when pleas for executive clemency were urged in behalf of a political zealot, a convicted bomber and a 12-year-old murderer (TIME, Dec. 7). Of the three prisoners, only one continued last week to hope for mercy.

¶ In Olympia, Wash., Governor Roland H. Hartley announced that so far as he was concerned, Herbert Franklin Niccolls. 12, who shot a peace officer from behind a grocery store's pickle barrel, would remain in the Walla Walla penitentiary for the rest...

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