The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 7, 1968 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 7, 1968
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f«j« Two — Blytlwvin* (Ark.) Courier News — Friday, June 1, IMS \ CURIOUS SPECTATORS SURVEY the wreckage of stwo automobiles which were involved in a fatal collision £ Wednesday on Route T>, five miles south of Caruthersville, 'Mo. Killed in the accident was Willie Smith, 66, of Caruth- jersville. who was the driver of the 1957 Plymouth which I was hit broadside by a 1964 Cadillac driven by Rev. Janies 0 Slay ton, '51', of Braggadocio, Mo. Slayton and his wife, Mabel Slaytbri; "53," were injured in the' collision and were taken to Pemiscot County Memoiral Hospital in Hayti, Mo., where they are. in satisfactory condition. Smith's body was removed to the Smith Funeral Home in Caruthersville. (Photo by Taylor) ^_ I : E I Daily Record feather i :U. S. Weather Bureau '. \ Agricultural Service ; ; Keiser, Ark. • : General Weather .Features— A Apical summertime .weather situation: has developed as is usual once the pattern of warm rjuiiid weather is established. It continues. uninterrupted for days ai i time. This will be the case witr\ the present regime, with warm -humid weather -and wide-. IJ-scattered afternoon and eve- rting thundershowers continuing into the weekend. I Weather Effects on Agriculture—Favorable weather con- tmues to aid all farming aetivi- tjes. Some areas of the south rtill be too wet for farm operations today, following yesterday's showers and in the area of heavy showers will be denied field work until the weekend. The same shower probabilities ate expected today about 10 percent. . • : Generally favorable weather f&r haying will continue into the weekend; 1 '. ••>.-•• • -• - ^Yesterday's high '—'94 -Overnight low — 68 t precipitation previous 24 hours (to 7* a.m. today) — none : Precipitation Jan. 1 to da ^Sunset today — 8:11 . "Sunrise tomorrow — 5:47 ' This Date a Year Ago . tTiistcrday's high — 88 'Overnight low — 67 ^Precipitation Jan. 1 to dntc— 18.23 \ ' World Deaths •NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) 4- 'Ehe .Rev. Dr. Franklin Clark Sry. president of . the Lutheran Church in America for six yfcars, died Thursday night of cancer. Dr. Fry resigned as head of "the nation's"" largest body of Lutherans one week a;;a! for reasons 'Of .health. He Was! president of tne"72-million- rfioiiiber Lutheran World Feder- alion from 1957 to 1963, Isf. PETERSBUROT BEACH, rtlaj (AP) — Dean -Meek Hoffman, 87, a press secretary to President Woodrow Wilson and a; retired Pennsylvania newspaper Executive, died Wednesday. lie was editor in chief., of the liarrisburg (Pa.) Patriot from 1920 until his retirement in 1950. 23.04 ;!ke Henderson Last 134% ISSVs Markets • Open High Low Chicago Wheat July . 133% 134% 133% Sept . 137.% T8% 137% Dec . 144% 144% 143%.,144% Chicago Soybeans July . 271% 271% 271% 271% Aug . 270% 270 7 /s 270% :270% Sept . 264% 264% 264% '264% New York Stocks Texas GS .-;. 45V4 Chrysler 69% RCA ... AT & T Dow .;....,; 48% .....-.:..... '78% Xerox 319% GM •.•• ; "<- ; " 81 ^ Pan Americ ;..'..... 23% Ford 58% W'house ........:.•;.'...'.;. "72% US Steel ........,.:..;•:...-.40 Curtis Pub NO-QUOTE Comsat , 60% Amer. Motors ............... .14 Sears ..'.— Parks Davis Gen, .Elect, "Wi 30% Beth". Steel ; ..'.' 31% Reynolds Tob 41-% Standard NJ .67% Holiday Inn 68% Ark-La 35% Ark-Mo (BID) 10% Divco-Wayne 61% (Continued from Page One) opening of the .election campaign Monday. Leaders of the opposition parties will be given time on the government radio- teievision network later in the campaign, following a precedent established in the.general election last year. The back-to-work movement swelled across the nation Thursday despite harassment from small bands of diehard strikers. But the automobile, aircraft and metallurgical industries were still strikebound. The capital's two main airfields, Orly and LeBourget, were still closed, awaiting a settlement vote by electronic technicians. But foreign airlines which have been using a military airfield expected to shift back on Saturday. Service on the railroads, •'Services for Ike Henderson, buses and the Paris subway im- 76 who died this week, will | P roved steadilv and P ostal be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at West- j workers were making progress ejid Baptist Church, Rev. John | against the big backlog of mail. Simmons officiating. Burial will j be in Mi. Zion Cemetery, Home Funeral Home in charge. :He leaves his wife, Mrs. Bes- sje Henderson; :Three sisters, Mrs.'Rosie Robinson of Greeneville, Miss. Mrs. Roberta Quinn of Kansas Cjly, Kan., and Mrs. Flossie Fail-field of Blytheville; •Six daughters, Mrs. Louis Hull of Joliet, HI., Mrs. Hazel S Morris and Mrs. Dorothy Wilson, both of Chicago, Mrs. Cjllie Long of Muncie, Ind., Sirs. Doretha Simmons "of Pen- tqn Harbor, Mich., and Mrs. Elbe! Black of Blytheville; •Four sons, J. T. Allen of Mount Vernon, N. Y., Edgar Allen of Bell Glade,-Fla., Oscar Kjnnions of Joliet and 'Jesse Allen of Bytheville; 'And 26 grandchildren, .The body will lie in state from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday a( Home Funeral Home chapel. (Continued from Page One) uel W. Yorty. Yorty has aroused the ire of state and local legal authorities over his release of portions of Sihran's notebook taken from his Pasadena apartment. The officials, expressed concern that. the material might prejudice a fair trial. Yoity said Wednesday that "Sihran's notebook contained one-entry about "the necessity to 'assassinate Sen. Kennedy before . June '6, 1968"::: . :-.:::_•::. .;::"-" That is the date of the first anniversary ot. the Arab-Israeli war decisively won by Israel. Younger told reporters the assassination was a.great tragedy and wo.ud be a "greater tragedy .... if successful prosecution of the person responsible for the terrible crime was jeopardized by statements prior to the trial commenting on evidentiary matters." : California Atty. Gen Thomas C. Lynch, saying he was concerned "over giving out.infor- mation that might prejudice a fair trial," said thafU.S! Supreme Court and California. Supreme Court decisions severely limit what public officials .can say. KENNEDY (Continued from Page One) National. Cemetery, where his brother,, the late President Kennedy, rests beneath an eternal flame. 'Robert Kennedy was shot down early Wednesday as he celebrated, his California presidential primary victory at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. : He died in Good Samaritan Hospital, there at 4:44 a.m. E'DT Thursday, his brain pierced to the core by bullet fragments. '"Being held in the slaying is Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, 24, a native of Jordan, said to have been inflamed by hatred of Israel 1 . A former employer of Sirhan haiTsuggested that Robert Kennedy' of Ameircan aid for'Israel could have been a factor in his assassination. Los Angeles authorities -also sought for questioning a young woman who wore a black and white polka dot dress, reportedly seen with Sirhan before the shooting. Inspector. Peter Hagan said a youthful Kennedy campaign worker 'claimed to have seen such a.'woman:run from the scene yelling, "We shot him!" The Communist party of the United States called. false a charge by Los Angeles Mayor Yorty told newsmen he had]Samuel W. Yorty that Sirhan "nvDpnioorl mw inHomont" in fh WflS 3KSOeiated With COITimU- exercised my judgment" in th matter, pointed out that he. wa a lawyer, and declared the tria would not be affected becaus the public had seen so niuc more on television. Police said Thursday after noon they had issued an points bulletin for a white worn an between 23 and 27 years ol who reportedly was seen wit Sihran prior to. the shooting. Sh was wearing a -white dress wit black polka dots. She was no named. Inspector Peter Hagan adde later, however, that the bufleti was on an informational on following a report from a youn Kennedy campaign worker an was not for the purpose of ar rest. "We are merely asking fo anyone to come forward with in formation regarding the girl i the polka dot dress," he sai( QUICK QUIZ Q—To what extent is goli present in sea water? A—All sea water contains gold in solution. The average amount is about . one grain (five cents' worth). of gold to one ton of water. • A MILLION IN SLUMS !NEW DELHI (AP) - A we), fare office estimates there are oiie million persons living in lefcn-tos, mud "huts ind ether temporary structures in New Dtllu'f -the Jim Walter wayl Have you put off building? Rii. ing cost* will male* owning a new hem* OVM mor* difficult | next year. Buy now and watch : the value of your horn* increase . at prices tit*. Immediate 100% financing for all qualified IE'ED'ED*"*™* N ° CASH JONESBORO, ARK. 72401 HWT. 39 South was associated with Communists. A party spokesman claimed the assassination resulted from a conspiracy of "blatant white racists and war- hawks." In Albany, Republican Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller's press secretary 'said the governor has given no thought as yet to the appointment of a successor to. Robert Kennedy, whose term as senator was to have expired Dec. 31, 1970. Flags across the nation flew at half staff in memorial to Kennedy. And the presidential campaign in which he had played so active a part was temporarily interrupted out of respect for him. Legislation authorizing Secret Sevrice protection for all major presidential candidates was sped through Congress, and the House completed action on a crime-control Dill which includes a ban on the mail-order sale of handguns. But President Johnson was asking for even tighter curbs on the traffic in firearms. Under the shock of the second Kennedy assassination in less than five years, the Poor People's Campaign in Washington shifted its focus to urge a vast national educational program to end hatred and .violence in America. An autopsy report disclosed A. M. Roundup (Continued from V»&, One) exercise which will be carried out to simulate an enemy nuclear attack, according to Col. Eugene p. Mini- etta, wing commander. .. • ' . .. Normal delivery service to the base by civilians and entrance by civilian employes of the base will not be interrupted, although they must come through .the main gate, which will be the only point of entry, authorities said. ' that Kennedy died of "a gunshot wound of the right mastoid pen- etarting the brain." Chief Medical Examiner Thomas T. Npgu- chi of Los Angeles said fragments of a .22-caliber bullet "reached about the center of the brain." The presidential jetliner thai brought Kennedy's body east from California also bore three women consigned to widowhood by the stealthy marksmanship of assassins. There was Robert Kennedy's wife, Ethel, mother of his 10 children, expecting an llth. She had been with her husband when he was shot, was beside him when he died. She left the plane erect, seemingly composed, managing even a fleeting smile at one point. There was Mrs. John F. Kennedy, reliving the nightmare of a winter's flight nearly five years ago from Dallas to Washington beside the casket of her slain husband. Finally, there-was Mrs. Martin Luther King Jr., who made the flight to LaGuardia Airport aboard the presidential" 707 jet with the others. Less"than two months ago Robert Kennedy had flown south to console her and to attend the funeral of her husband, shot down in Memphis, Tenn., by an assassin still at large. . . The gasket was in the forward part of'the plane and members of the family took turns keeping vigil beside it — all except Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D, Mass., last of the Kennedy brothers. He refused to leave his post beside the body. About an hour from New York his head drooped aiid he slept. But'he took the casket off the plane at LaGuardia, assisted by Robert Kennedy's two eldest sons, Joseph, 15, and Robert Jr., 14. The body was a motorcade to St. Patricks', where a crowd estimated by police at i,50Q waited outside in the street. Some had been there since mid- afternoon, and the hearse did not arrive until 9:48 p.m. Inside the cathedral, waiting also, "was Mrs. Joseph P. Kennedy, valiantly come to bid farewell to the third of 'the four son* she bore. Her first-born,.Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., was killed in action in World War II, Poignantly absent was her husband, incapacitated by illness at the age of 79. He remained at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, .Mas;. With the rest of the Kennedy family inside for prayer, services, the huge bronze doors oi the cathedral were swung shut. It was reported by a spectator that with no one to .see her but members of her family, Mrs John Kennedy knelt and wepl beside the casket which had jus; been laid there and had to be aided to her feet by Edward Kennedy. Outside, several hundred onlookers remained on Fifth Avenue, magnetized by their bnefi marginal encounter with- the latest in a series of violent American tragedies. J.W.Conley John Wesley Conley, 27, died Wednesday in Detroit'. He-was the grandson of John Bowen of Blytheville. Services will be 1:30 p.-m: Sunday at Mount Olive B a p t i s t Church in Evadale, Ark., Rev.' R. J. Wright officiating/Burial under the direction of Grumpier Funeral Home. " ' ... '.: Survivors include his w i f e,; ' " " Mrs. Susie B. Conley of De- And his father, Tommy Conley of St. Louis. ' . " " Catching Up HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Ralph Emmerson, who descended nine jmes into Halemaumau crater o study the erupting .volcano, has been acquitted of being in a restricted area. U.S. Commissioner Richard Miyamoto ruled Thursday that signs declaring the' area off-limits were too small to be seen easily by persons'approaching :he rim of the crater. Emmer- sori,"27, said he climbed into'the active firepit earlier this year to measure volcanic activity. ' CORRECTION PUREX C 200£ASTMAINST. BLYTHEVILLi 2308118 'GREENVILLE', S.Ct (AP) Last August; twins •.Jimmy, and, Jackie Moore decided botH of thsm would go to Vietnam to eliminate the necessity of their parents, 'Mr. and Mrs, Clarence Moore of Greenville, deciding which would go. •A,military.rule provides that two members" of the same farhi ly do hot- have to serve in < combat area. On May 27 Jackie, who hadn' seen- his .brother for seven months, boarded a plane in Vietnam to begin a 15-day leave. leave.. He ignored 14 wooden ooxes on the plane carrying soldiers home for burial until he saw the serial number 2308118 stamped across one casket. Then Jackie knew he could ignore death no longer for the serial number was his brother's. Out of the Fire NEW YORK (AP) - Trading will be suspended on the New York and American Stock .exchanges and the over-the-counter market one day in each of the next four weeks The curtailment was voted by the governing bodies of the exchanges Thursday to give brokerage firms extra tune in which to catch up on paper work that has swamped them as the result of record trading. The closing dates will be June 12, 19 and 26—all Wednesdays— and July 5-Friday. LONGER VACATIONS CHICAGO (AP) - Vacations are getting longer. Commerce Clearing House, making an analysis of govern- per cent'of. "the" union agreements' in effect' in 1966-67 provide a maximum vacation period of four or more weeks. This is a sharp rise from 43 per cent in 1961 and 20 per cent in 1957. Mst contracts specify 20 years of "service as the require- nent for four weeks' vacation compared with 25 years in both 1961 and 1957. There was sharp increase n the number of agreements granting .this length after 15 fears of service, . . VIETNAM (Continued from Page One* eration over the weekend in tin' southern part of North Vietnam. A small armada of warplane* and helipocters flew 189 sorths, three planes and one pilot were lost, a number of planes and helicopters were' damaged, but Navy Lt. Kenny D. Fields - the object of the operation — was rescued. The Air Force said this brought the total number of American planes lost over North'Vietnam to 848 and in combat over'South Vietnam to 270. 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