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.

ΒΆ 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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