The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 11, 1968 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 11, 1968
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'~Pig« Two — Biythevm« (Art.) courier mews — Tuesday, June IT, RAY INITIATING A PROGRAM to help Blytheville young peo- to help Blytheville young people find summer employment, one of the Employment Security Division-(ESD) interviewers, Eddie Williams (left, aids Randy Koonce in preparing his application. The program, known as the Youth Employment Service (YES), was begun last week through the cooperative efforts of the Blytheville ESD and the YMCA. Thus far YES has found summer jobs for'approximately 35 of the 125 teenagers who have taken advantage of the program. Luther Gray, an ESD representative, is hopeful that.more prospective employers will participate in the program by offering clerical positions to applicants, in addition to the requests for common labor now being submitted. (Courier News Photo) Daily Record Markets ; Open High Low Last Chicago Wheat July . 130% 131 J /s 130V4 130% Sept . 13« 135% 134% 134% Dec . 140% 141 140% 140H Chicago Soybeans July . 271 271% 271% 270% Aug . 269?i 270% 270VJ 269H4 Sept . 263% 263% 263% 263 New York Stocks Texas GS 'Chrysler RCA AT , T Dow Xerox GM ...................... 81% Pan Americ .............. 2!% 69'A 49 79% 324% Weather U. S. Weather Bnrean Agricultural Service Reiser, Ark. General Weather Features— The persistent frontal system in the plains is moving slowly but it is nudging eastward. It is expected weaken as it moves into Arkansas and shower probabilities are forecast to decrease markedly by tomorrow in northwest Arkansas. While elsewhere in the state, widely scattered afternoon and evening Ihundershowers are expected to persist. Little change in the warm humid regime of the past few days is expected. Weather Effects on Agriculture—Warm nighttime temperatures will continue in the delta Ford 58; W'house 75 US-Steel 40!/4 |show good growth. About a 30 Curtis Pub NO QUOTE | perccnt shower probability ex- and cotton should continue to 60 HVs 69" 4 I ists for the afternoon and to- Comsat Amer. Motors Sears Parke Davis r Gen. Elect : Beth. Steel 31% cott(m acreage cou ]d use the -Reynolds Tob • 42 ,* \ shower but they would interrupt Standard N J f>7-.4 the small grain harvesl j n O th er areas. However, good progress night in the north and central delta while dwindling down to abount 10 percent in the extreme south. Some soybean and 69 'Holiday Inn •Ark-Ls • 36 (K •Arft-Mo (BID) 30% Dkco-Wayne 6Uz Big Plans ST-. LOUIS (AP) — On the ba- ,sis ; of his experience so far, Pvt. Richard F. Fortenbury of Mehlville, Mo., expects to make it big in the Army. In a letter to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Merle C. Fortenbury, the soldier said that after two days in military service he had gained two pounds. : "I have 727 days left and at that rate, I'll weight 857 pounds ;3l the time of my discharge," •Forlcnbury wrote. jDid it Again ; SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) •Rosie and Crip have caused the •nearest thing to a modern popu- •lation explosion among the al•most extinct whooping cranes. ; San Antonio zoo officials said ;Monday the dynamic duo has •_done it again. ,- Zoo Director James Chism isaid Rosie laid one egg last • week and she and Crip are tak- •ing turns sitting,on it. Chism ;had hoped for two eggs from ^ Rosie—the standard outlay for a ^female whooping crane. : He said there are only 47 :whooping cranes in the wild and ho or 12 in captivity. Rosie laid •two eggs last year. One whooper ;dicd and the other was taken to ithe National Wildlife Center at i-surel, Md. j The standard hatching time rfor a whooping crane egg is 32 ;days. ,| Rosie and Crip were injured Jin the wild and taken into cap- Jtlvity. iMORB will be made on harvesting small grains during the week. Yesterday's high — 99 Overnight low — 75 Precipitation previous 24 Hours (to 7 a.m. today) — none Precipitation Jan. I to adte— 23.04 Sunset today — 8:13 Sunrise tomorrow — 5:46 This Date a Year Ago Yesterday's high — 92 Overnight low — 70 Precipitation Jan. I to date—18.23 No More Cats HUEYTOWN, Ala. (AP) Cats in trees are coming off the list .of things the Hueytown Fin Department will handle. Fire Chief John Bradley sak Monday that too many emer gency calls have come in while firemen were out on a limb aft er cats. '•We still get children out o trees," Bradley said, "but we don't waste our time on cats They'll come down when they get hungry." May Investigate ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) Mayor Thomas G. Dunn askec Monday that a grand jury investigate the deaths of two persons killed by a train as they were watching the Washington-bound funeral train of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Meanwhile, Union County Prosecutor Leo Kaplowitz said his office is gathering statements from witnesses. He said he will seek television and radio tapes to aid in the investigation. "When all the evidence is in and the investigation is complete, we will determine whether a grand jury should look into this accident," Kaplowitz said. Your Paper Boy Remember Pay (Continued from Pag* One) )icked up the paper and read hat Ray was wanted for the <ing murder? "Nothing (with feeling) sur- irises me. "From what I observed, ,1 don't think he did it as a racial hing, but for personal gain. He didn't strike me as a racist." Ray was transferred to a minimum security farm while his man knew him. Does this mean he was a model prisoner? "No. You could get your rep ;tor reputation or perhaps the word was "rap," meaning the sheet of offenses) sheet fixed. ,ay a little money on the cons who worked in the records of- 'ice. They'd fix you up so it would look like you were a ;reat prisoner, This is a real minimum security place. The guards there don't even carry guns. You can walk right off. I think that's where he escaped from but I'm not- sure, ... 'Several times he was trans- 'erred-from the main prison te Fulton. That's a prison for the criminally insane. "In my opinion, Ray is a small- time petty hood who more or less stumbled into this. ' "He gave the guys with money the impression that he was really hot stuff.. -just what they were looking for. That would be hard for him to do, A guy who,'s been in irison for any length of time can get you to bake him a cake (evidently convict slang !or talking a person into doing something or thinking something). "Yeah, they get smooth In jrison. They're good." There must be .someone else, :he convict reasons, involved, if lay is involved. ;i . "This guy has/been spending a lot of money. You can't make hat .kind of money if you're a small timer...even if you rob )anks. You just don't make much money doing the kind of jobs' Ray would do. There's not that kind of money in armed robbery. "You don't get much." . * * * So much for James Earl Hay. The man interviewed is just as articulate as he sounds, He is not a real criminal. Not the James Earl Ray type. Maybe he got me to bake him a cake, I don't know. But I'm betting that he has great potential and that he'll discover it one of these days, rte's still young enough (about 28) and he's intelligent enough to be aware of those gifts which are his. OSCEOLA Drug Addict LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police say Ronald Phillip Valentine robbed six banks, taking nearly $14,000 to buy drugs that detectives say cost him $200 daily- Officers reported Monday they arrested Valentine, 30, in a sanitarium where he was a patient paying $50 a day for treatments to cure drug addiction. (Continued irom Page One) enhall voting for it. Mayor Wiygul explained after the meeting was adjourned that no action would be' taken on the motion since it wasn't passed unanimously and SPA can't act unless all six alderman pass the resolution. * * * A probem of vandalism also came before the Council. Councilman D. N. Morris after giving the routine report on the street department brought up the problem. Destruction .of property in -Florida Park was the primary concern, he said. About two weeks ago it was brought to his attention. that someone ahd climbed the fence around the swimming pool and broke glass, light bulbs, win.- dows and scattered bricks and garbage cans around, he reported. Mayor Charlie Wiygul said . the vandalism was probably occurring at night and more 'police protection would slow it down. Then ..Morris .suggested the windows be bricked up to stop window breakage. The council decided to., follow the suggestion and brick up the windows and have the police provide more -nightly patrols in the area and anyone seen around the park will be questioned. Also discussed was street testing.- This would involve testing the repaving of the streets while work is going on. Morris had a proposal from a Memphis testing company who said they could send a chemist down at a cost of $86 per day if they could obtain free space to locate their equipment. A supervisor would be needed also, and the . company said they could furnish one ior .the entire operation at a cost, of $1,758. The council decided to approve the testing and the company super- Wiseman says he has more work than he can handle. *- * * Wiygul vetoed a resolution passed "at the last meeting. It would have allowed Robbins Brothers to lease the- land the Osceola Hustic Inn is on to an oil company for a gasoline dispensary. Wiygul said he received phone, calls expressing opinions against the proposal and Councilman Garner Robbins should have disqualified himself from the voting and therefore there weren't enough of the councilmen voting to pass the ordinance (a two-thirds majority is required). . Attorney James Hyatt, representing . Robbins Brothers, said he knows of no law in Arkansas which says a councilman has to excuse himself from voting if the matter involves him personally. City Attorney Mitchell Moore read a similar case decided by the Supreme Court of. Arkansas in which the councilman had to excuse himself. The Council then voted to override Wiygul's veto. After the matter was voted on Robbins commented: "I don't think I have asked for anything unreasonable. I can show you many places in town which violate ordinance*. The entire Council at the special, meeting voted to allow J. T. Parsons, E. R. Moore and Buddy Sinclair to violate building codes so I don't think the council should allow a few to do this and then stop," he said. * *. *. In a conversation with a Courier News reporter following the meeting, Mayor Wiygul offered some statements on his position with the press: * * * "We like to cooperate with the press," he said. "But if they insist on printing something which the public can't understand and we don't want in the papers we go into executive session or just don't let them know when the council meetings are." BIAIBERG (Continued from Page One) first was performed. on Louis Washkansky Dec. 3 but he died 18 days later of pneumonia. Since the historic first transplant operation on Washkansky, 20 other heart transplants have been performed around the world. Six of the recipients are istill alive. Doctors had consistently reported Blaiberg's condition as "excellent" since his Jan. 2 operation. -He recovered steadily after the surgery, and was sent home on March 16. Since then he has returned to the hospital twice a week for checkups and spent a week in the general ward last month for routine medical tests. • ' -* * * "I am feeling fine," he said then. "There is ho cause for concern." A week after his discharge from the hospital Blaiberg started driving his own car in city traffic, and Barnard commented that his patient "now enjoys all the activities of a normal man." Missed Market LOS ANGELES (AJP) American businessmen scrambling to appeal to the young "now generation" overlook the loyalty and $40-billion-a-year income they coud attract from the elderly, a university researcher says. Dr A. Coskun Samii, associate professor of marketing at the University of Southern California, said Monday that what he calls the senior citizen market represents more than 10 per cent of the nation's population and is growing by from 300,000 to 400,000 persons a year. The elderly spend $950 million yearly on hobbies, he said. Observances WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson has set aside June 9-15 as National Flag Week and Friday, June 14, as Flag Day. OJ; Riggs pnier J. RiggM9, a mechanic and bus driver for the Bly- theviile School District, died early this morning at his home. Born in Blytheville he had lived here all of his life. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Ludie Riggs of Blytheville; A son, Franklin Riggs of Blytheville; Three daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Anderson of Chicago, Miss Betty Riggs and Miss Sarah Biggs, both of West Memphis; A .sister, Mrs. Shirley Smith of Paragould; Six brothers, Kenneth Riggs, Hershel Riggs, Woodrow Riggs, R. B. Riggs, Luther Riggs and J. W. Riggs, all of Blytheville; And six grandchidren. Services will be 4 p.m. Thursday in Cobb Funeral Home chapel, Harold Littrell officiat- i- . "urial will be in Elinwood Cemetery. Mrs. Reeves Partly Cloudy Services for 66-year-old Mrs. Ollie Reeves, who died yester- jday at Doctors Hospital, will be 2 p.m. tomorrow at German Funeral Home chapel in Steele. Rev. Ira Wilkins will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. She leaves her husband, Clarence Reeves of Denton; Two daughters, Mrs. Donald Cunningham of Parkersburg, W. Va., and Mrs. Joe Christian Jr. of Pascagoula, Miss.; Five brothers, Otis Heathcock o! Kennett, Mo., Cooper Heathcock of Denton, J. W. Heathcock of Marianna, Ark., Verlon Heathcock of Helena, Ark., 'and Y/heeler Heathcock of Lam- brock, Ark.; Four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Hut}, W. H.mei, UIMI Harry A. Hiinw, PuWUhic 3rd «t Wklnul lit - PuDllihfd dill; eicept HUB"/ (econtf din 'portage P«W »t ttf- ANCB ,• Blytheville tndi terrltorj. HOME DELIVERY BATH DlIlT • MO P« «Mk SY MA;L PAYABLE IN ADVAN Within 50 50 mllei of^ n 50 mlf'i'fro Hon thin 50 mlifroui BlTth«Tll)« IIII.W per jm . Scrviets By COBB FUNERAL HOME INTEGRITY MKS. SARAH A NT ON IA THOMPSON WALKER — Services 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Cobb Chapel. Burial in Maple Grove. OMER J. RIGGS, 4 Thursday, Cobb chapel. p.m. LEGAL NOTICES PERSONALS LOST & FOUND AUTO SERVICES ANNOUNCEMENTS PETS • SERVICES Blytheville Courier News PLENTY OF WATER makes the difference And our goal is always to provide plenty of water... when and where you need it. BLYTHEVILLE WATER CO.

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