BlyfhevlUe (Ark.) Courier News — Thursday, June •, 19W — Pagt f or By JOSEPH E. MOHBAT Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert F. Kennedy always sensed it would come some day. "I play Russian roulette every time I get up in the morning," he would tell friends. "Bui I just don't care," he «aid. "There's nothing I could do about it anyway." ; Kennedy has been described as a fatalist, one who never looked beyond the next moment and who was prepared for trag- edy any day. Today, after he had died of wounds inflicted by an assassin, the memory of a long, introspective, and rare conversation surfaced in the minds of the few who had heard it. 'Kennedy was relaxing in the rear of the four-engine Lockheed Electra winging through the night sky, taking him home to Hickory Hill after a rigorous week of Midwestern campaigning. He had a dark, brown drink, and he idly swirled the ice cubes with an index finger as he spoke broodingly gazing out at the stars and the lights of towns below. Wasn't he concerned, he was asked, about the perils of'such wild crowds as he had attracted that day '. and nearly.every day of his presidential campaign? "No," the.candidate said, "I just don't worry , about that. There's no sense in worrying about those things. If they want you, they can get you." Did he think someone would seek to harm him one day? He thought for perhaps 30 seconds and then said, "Well, let's not talk about t'' " A reporter 'thought of his brother, John F. Kennedy, assassinated; of an older brother killed in wartime; of his wife's parents • and his close friend, Dean Markham, killed in plane crashes. But' wouldn't it be a national Clergy Assail U.S. Violence By GEORGE W. CORNELL AP Religion Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Something's wrong with lis, something blind, hard and wanton which triggers the fury and the fanatic's bullets. That is the assessment by religious leaders of the United States' virus of vio- lence. In the aftermath of the shooting of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, they saw in that event and in other recent destructive upheavals and deaths both a moral sickness and smouldering hostilities pervading American society. "We've lost the sense of the Pistol Sale Law Bill Ready By ROBERT A. HUNT WASHINGTON (AP) - The House, heeding appeals to approve legislation the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy had fought for in the Senate, appeared ready today to pass a bill that would ban interstate mail-order sales of pistols. ' ; ;_• ; "If there is .one/man who would want this bill passed it is Sen. Kennedy," Rep. William T. Cahill, R-N.J., told at House Wednesday. : Kennedy and his brother, Sen. Edward M. .Kennedy, D-Mass. t sought ^ during Senate consideration of. the bill to include a ban on interstate mail-order sales of rifles an! shotguns, but the Seriate declined to do it'. A mail-order rifle killed their brother, President John P. Kennedy. "If we act now," Robert Kennedy told the New York City Council last August, "we can save hundreds of lives in this country and spare thousands of families all across this land the grief and heartbreak that may come from the loss of a husband, a son, a brother or a friend." Acting within hours of the Los Angeles shooting, the House voted Wenesday against sending the bill to a Senate-House conference committee where there was any possibility it could be altered. Pickets gathered outside the National Rifle Association headquarters in Washington. One j placard read: "Corigress must 'acton gun bill;" : The Kennedy shooting was denounced as "a terrible tragedy .... a senseless,act' 1 by Franklin Orth, executive "vice president of the NRA, by far the strongest group; opposing the legislation being-'debated by Congress. But even if the proposed restrictions were already on the statute books, Orth said, it is doubtful they would have prevented the shooting. sanctity of life," Rabbi Dr. Abraham Heschel, a noted Biblical scholar, said Wednesday. "We've become a'nation of cynics, master debunkers of quality, nobility and the great values. "We've surrendered our religious traditions for a cheap, self-regulating attitude which assumes it has no need of higher laws. It's a conspiracy of all of us. WeVe all failed." It is this general environment of shattered standards, strong- arm tactics and undisciplined behavior—not, just the mania .of individual perpetrators—which the religious thinkers cited as a catalyst to.the^violent.acts.',' "Statistically, the -number that commit the acts are small, but they're inclined to do it by the whole atmosphere ; of.brute force," said the ;Rev. Robert McNamara, a Fbrdham University sociologist. ; . • "We're sick; sick, sick. We've allowed the mass entertainment media, television, movies and comic books,-to 'glorify violence in a terribly -unhealthy way. .The amount of sadism 'arid masoch- sm is incredible." : Others" cited' the growth of militarism including the Vietnam war, the trend toward permissiveness and the over-all mechanization of life as engendering' intense frustrations coupled with exploding disorder. "The crushing burflen of our I enormously complex social! structures produces an; inner tension arid a sense of helplessness that makes people feel threatened and to react violent," said the Rev. Avery Dulles, of the Jesuits' Woodstock College in Maryland. "It's a perilous time. We're going to have to find some more orderly way of channeling the new dynamics of change." The widespread availability of arms also was seen as accom-: modating the outbreaks of sniper fire in cities and assassinations, including those of the late President John F. Kennedy and Dr..Martin Luther King Jr.' /'The ease with which deadly weapons can be obtained in this country is really shocking," said the Rev. JoluvMacqiiarrie, a British-born -Anglican^ now teaching at Union Theological' Seminary.' ••':.- ' , • • He also cited a spreading attitude that people, in confronting society's power structures,"must be violent' to establish their own identity." While historically such measures may sometimes be. justified, he said, "so much .of the present violence seems completely mirid- Iss and directionless." The term mica refers to a family of silicate minerals that have crystalized directly from molten rock. The micas take the form of paperthin sheets tightly pressed in a hexagonal crystal. crisis if one of his stature were to be harmed, after the violence to his brother and to Martin Luher King Jr.? "Perhaps it would, I suppose so," Robert Kennedy said. "Bui what can I do about that? "I'll tell you one thing: If I'm elected president you won't find me riding around in any oi those awful cars." .He was referring to the 'closed, armored presidential limousine ' President Johnson has used since John F. Kennedy's motorcade assassination. Bobby Kennedy would ride in open cars, he said, so the people could see their president. ' "Of course, I worry about what would happen to my family, to the children," Kennedy mused that early spring night on the plane. "But they're well taken care of, and there's really nothing else I can do, is there? So I really don't care about anything happening to me." And then there was a long pause: ."This isn't really such a happy existence, is it?" IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION AND JAMES TERRY, TRUSTEE, PLAINTIFFS VS. NO. 17,535 • VIRGIL DAVIS, et. al., DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF S A L-E. '. Pursuant to the provisions of a Decree rendered by the Chancery Court for the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, on May 10, 1968, in a cause therein pending and numbered 17,535 on the docket'of said Court, wherein Federal National Mortgage Association was Plaintiff and Virgil Davis, et. al., were Defendants, I, the undersigned Commissioner, will within the lawful hours on the 26th day of June, 1968, offer for sale at public auction to the highest and best bidder, upon a credit of three (3) months, at the front (South) door of the Courthouse in the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, the following described property: . Lot Twelve (12) in Block Four (4) of the East End Development, same being a subdivision in the City of Blytheville, Arkansas. The purchaser at said sale will be required to give Bond with approved 'security to secure the payment of his bid; and a lien will also be retained on the property therefor. GERALDINE LISTON, CLERK. B> Geraldine Listen. GRAHAM SUDBURY 115 North Second Street Blytheville,. Arkansas Attorney for Plaintiff NOTICE IN THE PROBATE COURT OF CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF No. 4681 Edide Mae Herron Jones, deceased Last known address of decedent: 1033 South 16th Street, Blytheville, Arkansas Date of death.: February 1,1068 An instrument dated March 22, 1854, was on the 23rd day of May, .1968, admitted to pro- late as the last will of the above named decedent, and the undersigned has been appointed .executrix, thereunder. A contest of the' probate of the will can be effected' only by filing a petition within the time provided by law. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned -within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from-any benefit in the estate... . •••'.. This notice first published the 6th day of June, 1988. GLADYS MAYS, Executrix 1122 Garfield, Newport, Arkansas 6-6, 13 NOTICE OF FILING OF APPLICATION FOR A RETAIL BEER PERMIT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has filed with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control of the State of Arkansas for a permit to sell and dispense beer at retail on the premise described as: Downtown Club, Walnut St., Osceola, Mississippi County. The undersigned states that he is a citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the undersigned has i been revoked within fiy# years last past; and that ih«i 'undersigned has never been cjjji victed "of; violating the laws""flf this State, or any other Staii; relative to the sale of alcoholic; liquors. • ",i| . Application is for permit to bl issued for' operation beginning on the 4th day of June, 1968, and to expire on the 30th day of June, 1969. BILLY R. 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