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.
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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.