The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 14, 1968 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 14, 1968
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.) «ourt«r Gun Control Law Urged in • By G. C, THELEN JR. , : Associated Press Writer ' WASHINGTON (AP) - A deluge of letters, telegrams and telephone calls urging stronger federal gun-control laws has descended on Congress since the assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. i The tide of messages is heaviest from urban areas, according to an Associated Press survey of 90 Congress members from representative districts. But mail from rural areas, especially in the East and Midwest, is also registering a shift in favor of stronger gun curbs. ; The rural South and Southwest are generating more demands for firearms control, as is the hunting country of the Rocky Mountain states. < Congress has passed legisla i tjon curbing the mail-order sale of handguns. President Johnson, who wants the ban extended to rifles and shotguns, has not signed it. : £ * * * : Varying bills for stronger gun legislation have been proposed since the assassination. They include Johnson's request for ex- •; By HARL ANDERSEN 1 ! Associated Press Wirter • TRACY, Minn. (AP)-A tornado roared through Tracy with death and destruction Thursday evening, killing at least 10 persons and wrecking up to 300 homes. i More than a dozen persons were missing, and more than 20 were hospitalized. : Seven bodies were recovered in the dark hours following the powerful twister, and three were discovered this morning as National Guardsmen and Civil Defense workers began search and cleanup operations. ; The bodies found after daybreak included that of a man found near town in an open field, near his car, and two persons in another vehicle. Some of the demolished homes, nearly half the dwellings in the community, had vanished except for their concrete front steps and foundations. Some homes had plumbing intact, but little else. Two boxcars lifted from railroad tracks had blown over rooftops and smashed down three blocks away in the area of destruction, so cluttered it resembled a large junkyard. Streets were bulldozed of debris, to permit workmen to get through. Tracy's mayor ordered the town sealed off from signt- seers, with entry permits granted to persons win valid reasons to be in Tracy. ' The Tracy hospital said 72 persons were admitted and 22 remained overnight. Eleven were listed in critical condition. ' The twister, powered two miles through this town of 2,800 in Minnesota's southwestern farmland. It ravaged a block- and-a-half wide path, then skirted into the countryside, clawing an occasional farm building before it dissipated five miles out of town. ! Tracv was without electric power, wafer and phone service for several hours. The hospital jn'as operating on emergency generators. I * *. * Water was brought by tank trucks from and Slayton. ' nearby Marshall The death toll would probably have gone much higher if the town hadn't been warned by a farmer, who telephoned the volunteer fire department as the ' TOO MUCH MUSCLE \ HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Ha- Vaii Island a r c h e r a are too Etrongarmed for an indoor archery range in Hilo. ' County Safety Coordinator PeterCrivello reports that arrows have been piercing the walls of the county band's practice room and bandmasters •office, which are back to back iwith the range and protected jonly by bales of excelsior. : Crivello has recommended re(locating the indoor archery i in Lt ension of the mail-order curb to fles and shotguns and compul- ory registration and licensing : all firearms. Sen. Harris A. Williams Jr., )-N.J., has received over 6,000 »tters since Monday favoring Dugher gun measures. Half en- lose a newspaper advertise- nent placed by a Newark jewel- r and addressed to Williams. "We beg you to pass strong iterstate gun laws now," the d says. Several congressional aides ounded cautionary jiotes on the ood of gun control mail. "The question in my mind is ow long this is going to keep up nd will people forget as soon as he Kennedy assassination is out f the headlines," said one. "Just wait for the inflow of nail opposed to gun laws once he sportsmen's and hunters' ;roups have a chance to meet," aid another. The mail from some rural reas indicates a turnabout rom strong opposition to gun :urbs to at least mild approval. Reps. Robert T. Stafford, RD-Maine, say the shift is narked in northern New Eng- do K Ainne: ,wisler approached eight miles o the southwest. The town siren wailed in the early, eerie dusk. Fire Chief Bernard Holm said, "This saved many, many ives." The farmer had phoned lis alert at 6:55 p.m., seven minutes before the hospital clocks stopped, denoting power circuits were broken. Holm saw his greenhouse across the street collapse at the .wister's edge, then he ducked into his basement. His house had very little damage. Gov. Harold LeVander ordered 150 National Guard troops from Tracy and Marshall to as- Daily Weather U. S. Weather Bureau Agricultural Service Reiser, Ark. General Weather Features— The frontal syslen) which has been nearly stationary in the plains is expected to start moving eastward as a cold front tonight and Saturday. The increasing shower probability for tonight and Saturday reflect the expected eastward movement of the front. Weather Effects on Agriculture—Good growing w»alher will be with us today and Saturday. The decidedly below-normal temperatures indicated in the five-day forecast suggest some rather cool nights next week. Increasing shower probability in the forecast for tonight and Saturday are a welcome change from the low probability of the past week. Most areas of the delta and other agricultural areas would welcome a soaking rain. The small grain harvest will proceed under ideal conditions today but interruptions are likely Saturday. It would be beat in view of the night shower probabilities Saturday to delay hay cutting until early next week. Five-Day Forecast —Saturday through Wednesday temperatures will average from six degrees below normal in north Arkansas to about two degrees below normal in south Arkansas. Not so warm first half of next week. Normal highs 88 to 91. Normal lows 65 lo 70. Precipitation will average one-half to one inch occurring as showers mainly Saturday and Sunday. Yesterday'! blgh — M Overnight low — M Precipitation previous 34 hours (to 7 fc.m. today) — none PrtclplUtton Jin. 1 to dtti— 33.04 Sunset toddy — 8:14 flunrls* tomorrow — 3:46 This D»U a Ytar Aia Tesltrday'i high — «7 Oernl|ht low — 71 Precipitation Jin. 1 l« ilnU— U.JS Remember jirerb land. * * , * . Rep. Watkins M. Abbitt, D- Vt., and William D. Hathaway, Va., and W. S. Stuckey, D-Ga., say letters on gun control from their rural constituents have shifted from total opposition to about 50 per cent approval. The response from rural areas of South Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas has been minimal congressmen say. Sen. Vance Hartke, D-Ind., quoted a letter from Marengo, Ind., as an example of the 1,000 he has received. "Every type of firearm should be registered as are automobiles. There should be severe penalties for those who don't comply." Gun-control sentiment in the West also shows signs of shifting. New Mexico and Nevada members of Congress report a surprisingly even split on the issue among letter writers. Sen. Peter H. Dominick, R- Colo., says the 400 letters on the subject he has received favor firearm controls by about two or three to one. ills 10 ;ota sist and secure the area. He also directed the state Highway Department to bring in portable electric generators. The municipal building and armory suffered slight damage, newsmen at the scene said. An elementary school was hit hard. Police, volunteer firemen, sheriffs deputies and civil defense workers augmented the doctors and nurses who came from nearby towns to minister to their distressed neighbors. Nine doctors rushed to help the three on duty here, and some 25 nurses responded to the appeal. Record Morkefs Open High Low Last Chicago Wheat July . 130% 130% 130% 129% Sept . 133'/s 134V4 134% 133% Dec . 140'A 140% HOMi WA Chicago Soybeans July . 270V4 270',-ii 269% 270% Aug . 269M: 269^ 2m 269 3 /4 Sept . 262% 263 262% 262 3 /4 New York Stocks Texas GS . 43 Chrysler 68 RCA 47V4 AT & T 49% Dow 80Vi Xerox 321 ;l /4 GM 83 7 /a Pan Americ 23'A Ford 56% W'housp 73% US Steel 40 Curtis Pub NO QUOTE Comsat 57 Sears 68% Parke Davis . ... 2914 Gen Elect ....; 88% Beth Steel 30Va Reynolds Tob 43 Standard NJ 67% Ark-La 37% Ark-Mo (BID) 10% Infant's Rites Are Saturday Services for John Russell Rogers, 2-year-old son of Mrs. Fannie Rogers, will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Pleasant Ridge Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church at Number Nine, Rev. R. G. Gates officiating. Burial will be in Number Nine Cemetery, Horne Funeral Home in charg*. In addition to his mother he leaves six brothers, Sammy, James, Charles, Don, Michael, and Mark Rogers, all of the home; A sister, Deborah Rogers of the home; Maternal grandmother, Mr». Alberta Greene of Chicago, HI.; And paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ethel Thompson, of Mum- AM. Roundup (Continued from Pgje One). mitted to register prior to the deadline and before he Is actually 21, registration officials added. A person is required to register only once in the county in which he is a resident unless that person is a woman whose marital status has changed since her Initial registration, Mrs. Parker said. Also, she said, the voter registration office should be notified of any change in a registrant's address. The office is located on the first floor in the Mississippi County Court House. POLICE CHIEF GEORGE FQRD left for Washington, D. C., today where he will spend two weeks attending the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Training School, according to Mayor Tom A. Little. The intensified course is the same as that undergone by federal narcotic agents, the mayor added, and Blytheville decided to send Ford to the school because of the current increasing problem of drug abuse in this area. Plans are for the city to send additional police officers to this school and the F. B. I. Academy in the future, Little said. Red Cross Seeks Aid The .local Red Cross unit has announced it needs items to send to a field hospital in Nha Trang, South Vietnam. The items are needed for wounded Marines. Among the most needed items are wash cloths, rubber shower shoes, puzzles of any sort, game books, playing cards, ping pong paddles, fudge mix with pan, hard candy in vacuum packed can (no homemade candy), pop corn in vacuum cans (not plastic sacks) and anything else to occupy a man's time while recuperating. Other items not so much needed are gift wrapping materials, twine, models, cookie plates, gum, travel posters and Band Club Will Meet Tonight Harrison High Band Parents Club will meet tonight at 7:30 in the gym. Refreshments will be served immediately after the meeting, according to Reporter Rosa Lee Jones. E5D Seeks Workers Qualified persons are now being sought to fill five job openings in the state Employment Security Division (ESD), it has been announced by John M. Peterson, ESD administrator. The openings are for counselor, employment aid, employment agent, interviewer and coach, Peterson said. Applications for the interviewer and counselor positions must be filed with the Arkansas Merit System Council prior to June 17, in order to compete in the next examination, Peterson added. Interested persons should contact the nearest ESD office for a list of the minimum qualifications required .for each job and for application forms for the positions, Peterson said. To Pay Your Paper Boy ber Nine, E. J. Gwaltney Services for E. J. (Spay) Gwaltney, 64, a Number Nine resident who died as a result of injuries sustained in a car crash Wednesday, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Oak Ridge Church of Christ, near Obion, .Tenn. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, King and Sons Funeral Home in charge there; Cobb Funeral Home in charge locally. Born in Obion, Tenn., he moved to Blytheville about five years ago. He was a veteran of World War One. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Susan Gwaltney of Number Nine; Three sons, Frank Gwaltney of Marion, 111., E. J. Gwaltney Jr. of Ashport, Tenn., and Danny Gwaltney of Blytheville; Five daughters, Mrs. James V. Smith, Mrs. Mary Underwood and Miss Linda Gwaltney all of Blytheville, Mrs. Charles Koonce of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Paul Crowder of Ashport; A brother, E. C. Gwaltney of Obion; A lister, Mrs. Lex Tanner M Hornbeak, Tenn.; And K grandchildren. old nylon hose. These items may be brought to the Red Cross 'office at 224 North Second or one may call the office at PO 3-4481 and the items, will be picked up. . JOHNSON (Continued from Page One) headquarters Sunday in Little Rock. Most of the candidates are expected to appear Saturday before the state AFL-CIO Committee on Poiitical Education, which may recommend labor's support for one of them. Crank is scheduled to appear first, then Ted Boswell of Bryant, Bruce Bennett of El Dorado and Frank Whitbeck of Little Rock. The remainder of the agenda is incomplete, but Clyde Byrd and Mrs. Johnson also have been invited, as has Rockefeller and his Republican primary opponent, S.R. Roberts of Little Rock. Robert P. Ramey Jr. graduated June 2 from Mississippi State University, Starkville, Miss., with a BS degree in agriculture. Mr. Ramey was a member of Sigma Chi, social fraternity; Alpha Zeta honorary agriculture fraternity; Gamma Sigma Delta, honor society of agriculture; and Student Section of the American Society of Agronomy. He was a Dean's Scholar, named "Outstanding Freshman in the College of Agriculture" in 1964-65, and was named Phi Mu Gentleman by Phi Mu Sorority of Miss. State. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Preston Ramey of Blytheville. Fee Will Stand CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — James M. Brown, a Parkers burg lawyer, filed for the wrong office during a recent primary but won anyway, then demand ed a filing fee refund. Brown wrote lo the secretary of slate's office, saying he had !iled for the Republican Executive Committee in his senatorial district, and so demanded a refund of $9 as the filing fee was $1 and he mistakenly paid $10 However it was revealed that Brown had registered instead for the state Republican Executive Committee, was elected and the filing fee stood. Mrs. Walker Services for Mrs. Sarah An-1 tonia Thompson Walker were conducted Thursday at Cobb Funeral Home chapel. Burial was in Maple Grove. Pallbearers were grandsons of Mrs. Walker and included Kenneth Mitchell, Dallas Mitchell, John Haskins Mitchell, Julian Mitchell, Harold Thompson, Jr., and John Michael Thompson. Decisive Battle The Battle of Saratoga during the Revolutionary War generally is included among the 15 decisive battles of the world because its outcome convinced France that it should offer aid to the Americans. This assistance was a turning point. Statuary Hall By an act of Congress, each state is authorized to submit two bronze or marble statues for deceased favorite son' to be enshrined in Statuary Hall in the national Capitol. Persons honored are generally chosen by the state legislature. If He's Elected LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) Sheriff Doris McCarty says she's ready to return her badge to her husband this fall, if he's elected. Mrs. McCarty ran for sheriff in 1966 because her husband, Leroy, had served two consecutive terms and was ineligible for re-election. Her husband served as her deputy. "I keep away from violence quicker than anything," she said Thursday. "I've never had to make an arrest. But I have put people in jail—mostly drunks." She said her husband does most of the heavy work and she assists him. Father and Son HIGHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Duane Einan said his son Donnie was so shocked by the assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy that he said people shouldn't have guns if they intend to hurt someone. "If you feel that way, why don't you go down and turn in your guns?" Einan asked his 7- year-old son. "I will, if you will, dad," Donnie replied. Thursday, Duane Einan handed police his ,32-caliber revolver. Bonnie turned over his air gun and four toy guns. NOW OPEN BUILDING MATERIALS INC, Ph. LE 2-5316 or IE 2-5626 Located Between The Two Main Gates On Airbase Highway. Building Materials and Plumbing Supplies Check Our Prices First FREE DELIVERY Mickey Shtlton — Sammy Shitldi Pup Registered VANCOUVER, B.C. "(AP) Florence Pyper says she has no dea how the name of her 10- monlh-old sheltie pup, Scara- mouche Hope, got on the voter registration list for the Vancouver-Quadra district nor does she <now how he'd vote. Turn in Guns BURNABY, B.C. (AP) - The 1929 St. Valentine's Day gangland massacre in Chicago won't be re-enacted at a shopping center here after all. Too many people objected. The show had been planned by promoter George Patey, who paid an undisclosed price for some bricks from the Chicago garage wall where gangsters dressed in police uniforms mowed down seven rivals. Patey said most of the calls were from persons who contended the show would glamorize violence. Partney Wins GRANITE CITY, 111. (AP) Mayor Donald Partney out- polled President Johnson m Tuesday's Illinois primary m write-in voles at Granite City [or ths Democratic presidential nomination. . Parney got six write-in votes, Johnson got four votes. MOVED THE MARKET SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — The slate government has decided to move the Sydney fruit and vegetable markets from Haymarket at the southern end of the city to Flemington, a suburb nine miles out. causes traffic congestion in tha early mornings, and there ij no scope for expansion. Cost of the move to the 87 - acre Flemington site is estimated at between $10,752,000 and $14,784,000. The Department of Technical Education has proposed, development of the present markets area as a group of education buildings. PLAGUE HIT INDIANS BOSTON(AP) - Seven tribes jof Algonkian Indians lived hi the Massachusetts region before the first .white settlers came. They were the Massa- chuset, Wampanoag, Nauset, Nipmuc, Pocomtuc, Mohican, and Pennacook. A mysterious plague swept through the tribes I during 1616 and 1617, reducing the population from about 30,000 to 7,000. HARVEST WORSHIPERS in central India go to the temple for thanksgiving. The tiny wicker baskets and earthen pitchers atop their heads, with a crop of green ears of corn, are emptied into the sacred river after saying prayers at the temple. PRIVILEGES ADIBORIZED AC SECOND CLASS MAIL Blytheville Courier Newi BLYTHEV1LLE. ARK. ZIP - 72.115 Harry IV. Haines, 192S-6S Harry A. Uaines, Publisher 3rd at Walnut St. Blytheville. Ark. Published daily except * Sunday Second class postage paid at Bly- thffvillc. Ark.' In Blytheville ?nd towns in tai Blytheville trade territory. 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