The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 6, 1968 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 6, 1968
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Kythevflto '(Ai*.)' Courttr News — Thursday, June 9, 1JW - Page PROJECT ' (Continued from Page One) by the 'railroad, running from Rose over to 21st, and on the ieast by 21st down to the alley between Marguerite and Rose. The southern boundary will be from this point over to Mississippi 'Street, finally curving north from Mississippi back to the railroad," Little explained. "This is ah approximation," Little continued, "but most of the'area within these boundaries is included .in the project. "Actual work on the project will be carried out by the city of Blytheyille and'not the Ur- .ban Renewal Agency," Little said, "and construction will come under the direction of the But Kennedy never rallied. KENNEDY (Continued" from Page One) What was/the specific cause of death? Mankiewicz looked up numbly. "The gunfire attack," he said. He said ,"the. bullet that went into the head near the right ear" was the fatal shot. It en- ered Kennedy's brain. Surgeons operated for 3 hours and 40 minutes to remove all but a fragment in a vain attempt to save the senator's life. Mrs. Germany Mrs. Ida Germany, :. former Blytheville resident, died suddenly June 3 at Ypsilanti, Mich. She was 84. Born in Philadelphia, Miss., she moved to Lepanto with her family in 1920. She was the wid cw of Cam Germany. She v?as a member of the North Prospect Baptist Church at Ypsilanti where she had livec £6r the last 10 years. •She leaves four sons, Lawrence Germany of Forrest City Ark., Buck Germany of Garland, Tex,, Jim Germany ol Wilson and Mack Germany of .Ypsilanti; -Three daughters, Mrs. P. H. .Je'rnigan of Blytheville, Mrs lfrd!f,Chisolm of Ypsilanti (with whom she made her ; home), and Mrs. Ernest Robin- ion of-Rialto, Calif.; Twenty - one grandchildren and 32 great-- grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. tomorrow at : Lepanto Murphy Funeral Home chapel. Her body will lie in state at the funeral home until them. Burial'will be-in Potters Cemetery at Lepanto. Rev. Thomas :Farrow will officiate. Mrs. Smith Mrs, Mary Pearl Smith, 92, widow of H. Y. .Smith, died yes- terd(tty in Ohickasawba Hosd pital. .-:'••;' 1 Born in Tennessee, she moved here in 1930. She was a Presbyterian. ..-•'She leaves a son, Reuben H. Chandler Sr. of-Blytheville; A daughter, Mrs. L. E. Casey of : Dallas, Tex.; Five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Cobb Funeral Home Chapel, Rev, Martin Wilkinson officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. . Pallbearers will be Eugene Whitsel, Dean DaUgherty, Reuben Chandler Jr., Darrell Lunsford, Guy Collier and Reece Woolen.. • ,. - . Mrs. Alford - Mrs. Ethel 'Alford, 77, widow of Sam Alford, died yesterday evening in Chiekasawba Hospital. .. She was born in Booneville, Miss., and had lived .in Blytheville since moving here in 1928. She was a. member .of the First Church of the Nazarene. : She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Mary Bond of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Breece Moody-of Medford, Ore.; One son, Ersley Alford of Ros- weil, N..M.; Two sisters, Mrs. Alverdia Parvin of Freemont, Calif., and Mrs. Ophia Grimes of Corinth, Miss.; •'•'.-.'' Eight grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. , Funeral'-services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Cobb Funeral Home chapel, Rev. C.'H. Porter, officiating, with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers are Max Riggs, R. C. Riggs, Eddie Riggs, Leon Riggt.F.'B,.Riggs and Wayne Payne. city's Department of Permits, Inspection, and Code Enforcement, which is headed by Bill Afflick, , .•,'.. ;..:. .':• "Plans are, for the city to send Bill Afflick and anothei' member, of his staff to Fort Worth for a study of a similar code enforcement project now being carried out by that city," Little said. "By doing this," the mayor explained, "we can learn of any problems encountered in Fort Worth taking" full advantage of their knowledge and experience to avoid any mistakes which they might have made. Little emphasized that "of the total cost of the entire project, which amounts to $458,977, the city of Blytheville will only have to pay $93,335, and I consider this a real bargain.' "Before the city explored, .the possibilities of getting this, grant, people in David Acres tried to form an improvement distirct to do this work and found that the residents''share of the cost would be about $125,000. "With approval of the federal grant, their share of the cost has been lowered to approximately $46,662,". Little added, "with the city's share to be-an equal amount. "Sometime during the 'next two weeks Twill hold a public meeting to explain to'the.resi- dents of the area the steps which must be-taken :to :wm an improvement distrse'. an*'finance-their share of tha.cost, "A further advantage to this whole thing," Little said, '"is that once it is completed, home owners in the area can begin a rehabilitation program to improve any existing homes which are presently below minimum standard requirements by :borr rowing money from funds made available through HUD for this purpose, at an interest rate of three-and-one-half percent. "Loans of this sort may not be used to add to or build another house, but must be used to improve an existing dwelling by replacing a roof, painting the house, or something of that nature," Little said. "The-entire code enforcement project will have to be completed within two.years of its initiation, and wfieniwe have finished here, I Save another area of • the city in mind, which I think will-also .qualify for >c6de enforcement grant of this type. "Work on the present proposal can begin just-as soon as the improvement district I mentioned earlier .is formed," -Little concluded. Daily Record Weather Yesterday's high — 94 Overnight low — 73 Precipitation previous 24 bouts (to 7 a.m. today) — none Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—23.04 Sunset today — 8:10 , Sunrise tomorrow — 5:47 • This Date a Year Ago Yesterday's high — 88' Overnight low — 65 Precipitation Jan. I to date—18.23 Remember To Pay Your Paper Boy U.S. (Continued from Page One) he said. Madison paused for a moment and then said, "I'll try to sell it." To which Williams quickly re plied that he was just asking for his own information, not that he was proposing such a course. A point Madison made that Williams said surprised h i m, was that all schools do n o t have to contain Negro children. "Just eliminate the Negro identity of the present schools," Madison said, "that is all that Muir Rites Are Friday .Services/for George L. Muir, 77, who died yesterday in the Medical Center in Memphis, will be conducted -Friday at 10 a.m. in Cobb Funeral Home chapel by-, 'Rev. Martin Wilkinson, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery* He- was : a native of Fulton, Mo., but had lived in Blythe- vili* since moving here in 1914. He was a retired tailor, having operated a tailor shop here until 1957. He. was a, .veteran of 'World War"!.' and a member of the First -Presbyterian Church. He leaves his wife, Mrs; Kate Underwood Muir of Blytheville; One son, George L. Muir "Jr. of Blytheville; Two daughters, Mrs. C. K. > Hendriekson of Merritt Island,! Fla., and Mrs. James B. Coeh- ran of St. Louis; Mo. ; One brother, Edgar Muir of Flint, Mich.; Two sisters, Mrs. L. L. Dean of Mexico,. Mo., and Mrs. Marion. J. Moseley of. Omaha, .Neb.; Six grandchildren and "one greatgrandchild. Pallbearers will'- be Tommie Westbrook, Earl Buckley, Maurice Williams, Luther Gray, Elbert= Huffman and -Bob Turner. li required." And, according- to the Civil Rights specialist, Promised Land, Franklin, Robinson and Harrison Schools have plenty to tag them a? Negro schools. His team's two days of researching the school system had turned up "certain findings," he said, which included: •1) Students' at Harrison have no tables on which to eat their meals as do children in the white schools;, . . 2) Harrison has no auditorium while the white students have both an adequate auditorium and gymnasium. 3) Harrison and Promised Land classrooms are "grossly inferior." 4) The teacher ratio at Harrison is 31'teachers for 994 students, to •Blytheville High School 35 teachers for 835 students and Blytheville Junior High's 35 teachers for 834 students. • • 5) The white children's music program is far superior to that offered to Negro children. 6) Courses offered at the white schools are superior to those offered at either of the four Negro schools. 7) At Franklin and Robinson the school-library contains four books per child while at Sudbury the library contains 10 books per child. 8) Crowding at Harrison;has caused eight periods.per day compared to the six periods per day at-white schools. 9) 'Schoolbus transportation is segregated with only on school bus picking up both coi Ored and white: As a result of all' this, Madi son. said,- "Negro- students are not receiving the same oppor tunity for education as white children." * *• ' * A school board member asked what is wrong with the dis tr'ict's "freedom of choice" plan "Integrating about 11 percen of the Negro students in-three years... I'd/say that is progress," .he said. Madison replied,, that the poin at issue is the Negro identity of the'four schools has not been eliminated by freedom of chpio Despite freedom of choice, he said, Negro. children are-heini served" an inferior brand of ed CORRECTION! LUNCH BOX SPECIAL • 2 PC. Fried Chicken • Rolls • Whipped Potatoes • Gravy IBEfTY SUPERMARKET FOR ATHLETE'S FOOT USE KERATOLVTIC ACTION BECAUSE- It llOllfh, off U<1 dlHOlTM afftCf** RklR. Expottes deeniet Infection to • Its killing Action. Get quick-drying T-1-L, * kcrstoiytic, at any atuf DREIFUS JEWELERS Combine to Show You How To Keep Time in 1368! |200 WaterproofVSWMP Meoiid TOt Aitreniiit Stelnhwfl»e», Calendar. UK iou. Water- hand, nHrattf •pprawd *12t HMflg awour btrt *»» vntf, •*» AecaliafiwtlHiaam, So II uetnamloeiAcarito* . v ,.:icn crown and eryitd 9 , . • are Intact. CONVENIENT MONTHLY TERMS! ucatlM. *.*..* School; Board member 'Dale Briggs asked Madison if he was aware that Negroes voted against a>:$l million bond issue that would have enabled a construction program facilitating desegregation. , Madison responded t h a t he was.aware of it. • That he knew that some people had a sent!mental attachment to the Negro schools, having put much work into them. However, he said, "Integration is a two-way .street. It is something that both will have to learn to accept. "Negroes have no Consitu- tional right to a segregated education. They'll just have to get used to integration." Madison was challenged by Dan Burge (the board's attorney) .when the civil eights official said "it is impossible to get quality education in segregated schools" by virtue of the fact that segregation itself makes the student feel inferior. (He made :the statement: in response to- a query, from Briggs about ,the - merit of updating the four Negro schools ) "You think that the students automaticaJly will feel equal as soon as. they integrate?" Burge asked. Madison replied that it would take a while for the students to get used to the arrangement buf that their feelings of infer- lony will automatically dissipate when-integrated. * * * School Board President W H Wyatt said he feared that if the city is zoned, forcing white 1 children to attend now - Negio schools, that the city would see an exodus of white people from the areas south.of Main Street. Madison said, he lying if he:.told the Board -that 'such a thing hai not happened in other cities. "It has' happened. But It's (the zoning plan) a start," he said. He then suggested :that future elementary building programs be located on sites that would "stabilize the student population." When asked where the money would come from to finance such building programs, Madison admitted that, "The government needs to think in terms of helping the school districts." *. * * Madison was asked what would happen if the Board does not meet the July 7 deadline to submit an acceptable desegregation- program. He said the school district';; records, will • be referred to counsel, accompanied by a rec- commendation for hearing date to; be se t. A "hearing examiner" — taking the place of a judge would hear both sides and the outcome might result in the loss-of'all-federal funds. The school board (or the Office of Civil Rights)'would then Services By FUNEiAL HOME INTEGRITY JffiS. MARY. PEARL -SMITH, 10 am Saturdaj, Conb chapel MBS; ETHEL' AliFORD, 3 p.m; Friday, Cobb chapel. GEORGE L. MUIR, 10 a.m. Friday, Cobb chapel, ASSAILANT (Continued from Page One) but not about Kennedy or the have the right to appeal. If federal funds are lost, then what? , . 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