Fifty years ago today, September 14, 1967
“There is more unhappiness in my heart than shame; it was a tragic mistake, and an error in judgment,” said former Auburn University professor Dr. H.R. Seibold. As he spoke, the search by police and federal authorities continued for his 21-year-old son, accused of murders of Mary Lynn Sinclair, 9; her sister, Sarah Elizabeth Sinclair, 18; and Mary Durant, 8, all of Auburn.
Members of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles today voiced strong and unanimous opposition to proposals for the elimination of capital punishment in Georgia. The three board members -- Mrs. Rebecca Garrett, J.W. Claxton and Jacques Partain -- told a special House committee on capital punishment that they view the death penalty as a definite deterrent to major crimes.
Ousted Editor To AU
Gary Dickey, a student editor involved in a censorship dispute, is expected to be admitted to Auburn University this month, a college spokesman has said.
Dickey was denied readmission to Troy State this fall for refusing to run a substitute editorial for one that had been censored from the student newspaper. Instead, Dickey ran the word “Censored” in the blank space left by the removal of the editorial.