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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 15, 1968
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MS* - Blythtvfflt (Ark.) Courier flews - saturaay, June 18, ttrt Davis' Jury Formation May Go Against Ruling :HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) -:be given the death sentence. I Frank Davis 44, was convicted Sentencing before Circuit Friday of first-degree murder Judge Henry M. Britt of Garby a jury whose formation may j land County is set for 9 a.m. conflict "with a U.S. Supreme Monday. Court ruling made earlier this He was convicted in the rifle wee ' k slaying of his 22-year-old es- Davis was given no clemency! (ranged wife, Sharon, who died recommendation by the jury, ajof a .30-.30 caliber rifle wound move which, under Arkansas she received Jan. 19, 1967, while law, opens the way for him to NOTICE at a laundry in Hot Springs. The Supreme Court ruled earlier this week that the death Notice is hereby given that the penalty may not he levied by ^•..ionoH h« filPd with the a jury from which opponents of 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 premises described as Wisdom's Gro., 901 S. Lake, Blytheville, Mississippi County. •The undersigned states that he is a citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he has neyer been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the undersigned has been revoked within five years last past; and that the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws of this state, or any other state, relative to the sale of alcoholic liquors. • Appilcation is for permit to be issued for operation beginning on the 1st day of July, 1968, and to expire on the 30th jury capital punishment were automatically excluded. In forming the jury for the Davis trial, Britt excused 13 of the 40 veniremen because they day of June, 1969. ibjecled to the death penalty, vhich was sought by the prose, cution. Court officials in Hot Springs interpreted the high court de cision to mean jurors may be excluded if their scruples wouU srevent fair and impartial judg ment of the evidence in case where the death penalty is a possibility. Davis' attorney, Jack Holt o VIETNAM (Continued from Page One) also slammed into the Quang Ngai City airport, killing one civilian and wounding 20 others. At Can Tho guerrillas fired four mortar rounds into a rice mill, killing four civilians and wounding four others. A Viet Cong party raided the Vinh Tho refugee camp 15 miles south of Da Nang and -abducted 60 persons after setting fire to 20 tents. A U.S. spokesman said the civilians presumably would be used as a labor force. North Vietnamese shore batteries fired on the Australian destroyer Hobart and the Amer- Little"Rock"" said 'the "verdict of jican destroyer Chandler when the two warships shelled a high- said, about 287 rockets have hit the city, and in the same period allied forces have found 304 of days. Navy spokesmen §ald on«j | of the carriers in the Gulf of Tonkin was on a routine one-day the six-foot rockets ammunition caches. in enemy I "stand-down" "and I launch any strikes. did not After five weeks of bombardment, the center of Saigon has not been hit by rockets since Pilots said they damaged two large oil storage areas near the city of Vinh and Mu Gia Pass, way bridge 11 miles southeast of Dong Hoi. Neither vessel was hit. To Challenge All Fathers Fathers in particular and men in general at Gosnell Baptist Church will receive a challenge tomorrow, Father's Day, according to Rev. James Fitzgerald, the pastor. The challenge will come, he said, during the message; "A Man to Stand in the Gap." "It is my conviction that the whole field of religion and religious' activity will take on a new life .when the men of the community assume their rightful place in the matter of church and religious work," the 12-man jury, all of them sitting at a criminal case for the first time, would be appealed. The jury deliberated two hours and 12 minutes before returning the verdict. There was one interruption in the delibera-1 rockets than have been fired at U.S. officials said allied soldiers searching for rocket sites around Saigon have found more lions—when jurors returned to the court and asked that a portion of - the trial transcript be read to them.. Britt gave the jury five alternatives in making its de- ty but with life imprisonment by reason of insanity, and inrio- Davis had pleaded innoce'nt, sanity, night of the shooting. Psychia- the city. Since Jan. 29, they JAMES WISDOM, R ev . Fitzgerald said. Applicant, Subscribed and sworn to before me this 13th day of June, 1968. SEAL • CHARLES A. HINDMAN, Notary Public. My Commission expires: Dec. 14, 1969 6-15, 27 Tuesday despite threats broad- and hit trucks, highways and cast by North Vietnam's official bridges which supply enemy news agency that the Viet Cong troops in South Vietnam, will continue rocket attacks on the capital and the northern suburb of Gia Dinh. Because of the shelling, the Australian and Japanese em- jassies advised their nonessen- ;ial civilian residents to leave Saigon. But the United States and France, which have the largest number of civilians in South Vietnam, did not issue evacuation notices. The U.S. Command has termed the Viet Cong shelling of Saigon "random and indiscriminate;" designed to terrorize the population. In the air war, U.S. planes flew 82 missions over North Vietnam's panhandle Friday, compared to the 135 and 136 strikes flown the previous two DREW Continue State Trek By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, groes in predominantly Representatives " ne thi - , of the" Do- would decline, by. one this fall. Answered Call .SOUTHPORT, Conn. (AP) The call, "Is there a piano tuner in the house?" was answered Friday night at a concert of the Southshore Music Club when the humidity apparently caused the string for ,E above middle C to snap under the fingers of pianist Andrew Wolf. Frank Dillingham stepped forth from the audience after the broken string had interrupted Bach's Partita No. 1 in B flat minor. While Wolf and the audience were treated to punch and cookies, Dillingham Used an improvised tool to replace the string and the concert continued. and Welfare continued their trek across Arkansas Friday, ordering the Crosselt School Board to completely desegregate the' district's schools by the fall of 1969. Crossett thus became in the report that 11 Negroes . who went to the white school elected to transfer back, to the , Negro school, while 10 Negroes decided to enroll at the white school. Harris is not consider- the ing the adequacy of the Mar- Nixon Alters Strategy ; TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Richard M. Nixon has decided to counter Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller's stepped-up campaign for The church is located across he highway from Blytheville Air Force Base. INVITATION FOR BIDS Sealed proposals for the erection of a Commercial Education Addition to Blytheville High School on North Eighth Street Blytheville, Arkansas, will be received until 2 o'clock p.m. on June 26 at the office of the Superintendent Chickasawba of Schools, 614 Avenue, Blytheville, Arkansas where they wil be publicly opened and reac aloud. Mechanical (Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing) and Electric work will be included in the General. Contract. In accordance with Act 183 of 1957 Acts of Arkansas, the Contractor shall file a list of his proposed sub-contractors with his bid, and a sealed envelope containing a list of the sub-contractors bids for the work. Copies of the plans and specifications are on file in the office of the Superintendent of Schools, Blytheville, Arkansas and in the office of architect, Uzzell S. Branson, First National Bank Building, Blytheville, Arkansas and are open for public inspection. Plans and specifications may be procured from the architect by the contractors who will submit a proposal on the work, upon deposit of $35.00 for each set. This deposit will be refunded to each contractor submitting a bid, who returns the documents in good condition within ten days after date for receiving bids. If no bid is submitted, the cost of reproduction of the documents will be deducted from the re- lund. Plans and specifications for subcontractors and material people may be had upon payment of printing costs. A cashier's or acceptable bidder's bond in an amount not less than five percent of the amount bid shall be furnished by each' bidder, made payable to the Board of Directors of Blytheville School District No. 5, Blytheville, Arkansas. Attention is called to the fact that contractors bidding on this project must be licensed under the Arkansas Licensing Law for Contractors and that the number of said license shall appear on outside of each bid. The owner reserves the right lo reject any or all bids and lo waive any informalities. By order of the Board this 13th day o( May, 1968. W. H. Wyatt, President, Board of Directors Hi, 171 Clenton Canada Funeral services for Clenton lanada, 46, who died Wednesday in Doctor's Hospital, will je conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. in the Prince of Peace Spiritualist Church by Rev. R. Robinson, with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Crumpler Funera Home in charge. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ell; Berta Canada of Waverly. Ala. One daughter, Margaret Can ada of Waverly; One son, Joe Willie Canada of Indianapolis, Ind.; Five brothers, Rufus Canadi of Blytheville, Lodus Canada o Saginaw, Mich., Glover Canada of Carson Lake, Ark., and Re dell Canada and Leon Canada th of Denison, la.; Two sisters. Lennie Mae Can ada and Carrie B. Canada, hot of Denison. Got Just That ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Thieves stole 5800 Friday froi a safe in a nearby drive-in mo\ ie theater. Playing that nigl was "A Fistful of Dollars." WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS CHRISTINE B. TURNER, Flail tiff, vs. No. 17657 DENNIS M. TURNER, Defem ant. The defendant, Dennis J Turner, is hereby wanred to a pear within thirty days in U court named in the caption her of and answer the complaint Ihe plaintiff, Christine B. Tur er. Dated this 6th day of June, 1968, at 4:15 o'clock P.M. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. GRAHAM PARTLOW, JR., Attorney E. HARBER, 6-8, 15, 22, 29 msis [esniying lor me prosecu- ion said Davis was sane. WALLACE ored People. "We had a picture of the four uds killed in the church in Ala- jama to demonstrate the kind of law and order he wants," Gregory said. At the rally, earlier in the day in another speech and at a news conference, Wallace disavowed any racist philosophy and invited support from "the good people of this state and every state, regardless of color." He concluded his speech at the rally with the prayer, "God >less everyone of all races." While Wallace spoke and be- ore he arrived, the auditorium was heavily guarded by police, the presidential candidate's own security officers from Alabama and Secret Service agents assigned to him by President Johnson after the slaying of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. the Republican presidential nomination by easing his own schedule to avoid confrontation with his rival, his political strategists report. "There won't be any confrontation, there won't be any debating," said one Nixon lieutenant at the Republican Governors Association conference. The reported strategy, in essence, is to have Nixon remove himself as a campaign target for the present and thus avoid arguments, resting on his current substantial lead over Rockefeller. BALKY (Continued from Page One) that all charges were being dropped against , those arrested. The mule train is headed for Resurrection City in Washington, where several thousand persons have already assembled to demonstrate for more government assistance to the poor. Talks Still On Dead Center By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER 'AP Special Correspondent PARIS (AP) - At the end of five weeks, the peace talks between the United Slates and North Vietnam rested on dead center today. Neither side showed any sign of making a concession that could break the stalemate. The next meeting between Ambassadors W. Averell Harri man of the United States and Xuan Thuy of North Vietnam is scheduled for Wednesday fol lowing a week-long recess. During the recess Harriman will consult with his advisers here and keep in touch witr policy-makers in Washington. Since last Wednesday's meet ing, which produced anothei round of argument over how tc de-escalate the war, Thuy anc lik Hplppatinn Have hefin silent the battles now going on in South Vietnam are comparable to the battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 in which his forces defeated the French. * •)• if U.S. officials believe the stream of victory claims coming out of Hanoi in recent weeks may be designed in part to boost the fighting spirit of the Communist forces in the South Thev also believe the verba barrage is aimed at convincing world opinion that the Unitec States and its allies are losing the war and should therefore ne gotiate a surrender in Paris. The issue on which Harrimar and Thuy have been deadlocked from the beginning is Nortl Vietnam's demand that th United States stop all attacks or its territory and the U. S. coun "The schedule right now is up' dy was a "terrible tragedy in the air," one Nixon aide said, which struck down one of the Nixon was said to have dropped some tentative speaking engagements and reportedly will observe what amounts to a. sion studies. nation's great political leaders," but it should not force campaigning to be limited to televi- .1... VHU _. . „ .. ________ . WlUl LIU CC pUl LdUlC tlSWJiuviiiiiJ personal campaign moratorium Nixon was guarded by both moved from one, Negro school fourth Arkansas district in the i veil freedom-of-choice desegre- past few days to receive a HEW' gation plan, but he has ordered order to desegregate all schools the board to make annual re- and facilities within the next 14 ports on the rate of desegrega- months. 'ion in the district. Similar orders earlier were given to districts at Blytheville, Malvern and Hot Springs. In another development on the desegregation front, the Wynne School Board adopted a plan to desegregate the seventh grade at its two junior high schools next September., • The Wynne board-will submit the plan to HEW, which, according to the bbard, has indicated that Wynne could have an additional year, to September 1970, to desegregate if school patrons approve next March a tax .increase to finance a school construction program. The plan at Wynne calls for all 252 seventh graders to attend Wynne Junior High School, with three portable classrooms ;hrough about July 4. The theory in the Nixon camp is that active, personal campaigning would lead inevitably'. police. ;o some kind of confrontation I with Rockefeller, even if only through comments by one candidate on what the other is saying and doing. As Nixon's strategists view it, this would be more likely to aid the Underdog rather than the frontrunner. Nixon already has spurned Rockefeller's challenge to debate. In New York Friday, Nixon made his first public appearance since the assassination June 5 of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. He spoke at Finch College graduation ceremonies where his daughter Patricia received her bachelor of arts degree arid his wife Pat received an honorary degree of doctor of laws. Nixon said he expected his future campaigning to continue on a persqn-to-person basis despite the dangers. He said the slaying of Kenne- Secret Service men, as ordered by President Johnson for presidential candidates, and by city Mrs. Kennedy Services for Mrs. Dora Kennedy, longtime resident of Steele, tentatively have been set for graveside at 4 p.m. Sunday in Mt. 2ion Cemetery in Sieele, Howard Funeral Service in charge. Mrs. Kennedy died in Little Rock on Friday. She was the widow of W. E. Kennedy. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Stella Harris, Steele, and three grandchildren. Her husband was a farmer in the Steele area. to a lot beside Wynne Junior and Senior High School. This, he board .said, will be done to alleviate crowding of classrooms. Some teachers at the Negro school also will be trans- CONVICTED (Continued from Page One) legality and constitutionality of the war and the draft. Perhaps the appeals level 1 is the place to Atty Ad Litem. WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS MAMIE C. WRIGHT, Plaintiff, vs. No. 17656 WILLIAM TROY WRIGHT, D- fend.ant. The defendant, William Troy Wright, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days In the coure named in the caption hereof and answer the complain! of the plaintiff, Mamie C. Wright. Dated this 6th day of June, l%8, at 4:30 P.M. SEAL GERALDINE LISTOfJ, Clerk. By DONNA DiCICCO, D. C. GRAHAM PARTLOW, JR., Attorney EVERETT E. HARBER, Atty Ad Litem. W, 15, 22, 29 but claims of military victory and eventual triumph for the terdemand that. North Vietnam must also scale down military North Vietnamese cause conlin->°P erations - ue to be heard from Hanoi. | Although some other topics The latest came Friday from have been introduced, virtually Defense Minister Vo Nguyen Giap in an interview with the Algerian newspaper El MOudja- hid. Giap was quoted as saying all the arguments made by Harriman and Thuy in the past five weeks have revolved , repetitiously around this initial issue. A.M. Roundup (Continued from Page One) POLICE REPORTED that Ben T. Mayes was slugged and robbed of a money bag containing approximately $125 as the grocery store owner was opening his place of business yesterday morning. The assailant came into the store at 6:30 a.m. and struck Mayes in the face and on the head with his fists before grabbing the money bag and fleeing, investigating officers said. Police have arrested one suspect in the robbery and are seeking a second man who has been traced to a bus staliir. in Memphis, according to Del. Sgt. Robbie Cox. Mayes was taken to Chickasawba Hospital, treated for lacerations of the nose and contusions of the head and released, police said. LFJROY RICHARDSON, Mississippi County Welfart Office head, will be the featured speaker at noon Monday when (ho Chamber of Commerce holds Its monthly executive luncheon *t thi Holiday Inn. Later, at a news conference on the first floor of the courthouse Coffin added, "I speak for all. If this is a conspiracy, we have the lightning bug confused with the lightning." Coffin added he was "absolutely delighted" that Raskin was acquitted and described the acquittal as "an important victory for the First Amendment", which guarantees free speech. "If the jury had found all five of us guilty there would have been the danger of an epidemic of indictments against people who are protesting the draft and the war." Ferber also said it was "important that one of us was found innocent." "Marc got off and he certain ly should have," Ferber said. "He felt worse than the rest of us, because of the solidarity that has grown up between us since our indictment. We all thought it would have been good I to stand or fall together." Goodman, his arm around his wife Denise, told newsmen: '•The Vietnam war is an over- VIOLENCE (Continued from Page One) enough guns out there." A California student group which had campaigned for Sen. Kennedy disbanded, reformed as The Kennedy Action Corps , and began a door-to-door campaign for signatures on a petition calling for stiffer gun control laws. The Jordan Marsh Co., a department store chain with headquarters in Boston, has discontinued sales of guns and ammu- ; nition. William P. Reed, president, said the decision was made "in the best interest of the American public." Another Boston department store, Raymond's, with stores in five surrounding communities, announced in newspaper adver- ferred to Wynne Junior High, tisements it .will stop selling Lillie Williams Lillie Bell Williams, 68, died Thursday in Chicago where she had been living for the past 15 years. She formerly made her home in Blytheville. She was the widow of Cleve Williams. She leaves five sons, C. L., L. C., Harold and Donald Williams, all of Chicago, and Lloyd Williams with the Army; Two daughters, Mrs. Jaunita Williams, Chicago, and Mrs. Ora D. Wynn, Kalamazoo, Mich. One sister, Mrs. Nora Green, Blytheville. Services will be Monday at 2 p. m. in Cobb Funeral Home chapel, Rev. Paul Kirkindall officiating. Burial 1 will be in Maple Grove. the board said. Crossett school officials were told to submit a new desegregation plan to HEW within 15 days. Crossett has been operating under a freedom-of-choice slan, which, HEW representatives said, is accomplishing desegregation of a Negro school too slowly. Supt. Hugh Willis said Crossett High School had an enrollment of about 510 last year, and all-Negro P. W. Daniels School had a high school-level enrollment of 173, Combining the two figures gives a total that is 83 over the maximum at Crossett High School, he said. "We don' have any answers yet," he explained. A Little Rock School Board committee set a public hearing for June 26, meanwhile, to receive recommendations on its study of the board's desegregation policies. On the federal court scene, there were these developments: —U.S. District Judge Oren Harris of El Dorado set for next Thursday a hearing on an amended desegregation plan filed by the Arkansas Juvenile Training School Board. Harris had told the board its first plan was not explicit enough in explaining what desegregation steps it intended to take. —Harris also received a report saying the number of Ne- guns and .ammunition. In Honolulu, Assistant Polics Chief Fred Paoa issued a plea eight days ago for residents t» :urn in unwanted guns. Sinca then, 105 handguns and 34 rifles, along with thousands of rounds of ammunition, have .been turned in. Weather Yesterday's high — 94 Overnight low — 71 Precipitation previous 24 hours (to 7 a.m. today) — none Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—23.M Sunset today — 8:14 Sunrise tomorrow — 5:46 This Date a Year Ago Yesterday's hlBh — 97 Overnight low — 73 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—18.23 SCHOOL (Continued from Page One) PRIVILEGES AUTHORIZED 41 SECOND CLASS MAIL .,,,.•• Blytheville Courier Newr BLYTHEVILLE. ARK. : ZIP - 7231S Hart; W. Halnes, 192I-6I . Harry A. Halnes, Publisher 3rd at Walnut St. Blytnevllle, Ark. Published dally except Sunday Second class postage paid at Blr- theviUe, Ark. In Blytheville ?nd towns IB the Blytheville trade territory. HOME DELIVERY RATES Dally 35c per week HV MAIL PAYABLE IN ADVANCE Within 50 miles of Blytheville S8.04 per yew tte than 50 miles from BlytnevUI* $18.00 per year iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinniiniiiniiiiiiiniiniiniiiaiiiiiiiiii Services By COBB FUNERAL HOME INTEGRITY MRS. LILLJE BELL WILLIAMS _ Services Monday I p.m. In the Cobb Chapel. business education classes and distributive education. However, federal funds will be used in the construction. Took Awhile LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Ronald E. Campbell of Long Beach received his high school diploma Friday night at the age of 71. whelming atrocity which is dis- Tftte addition wjn free four honoring our country. My feel- BRS dassrooms for other pur . ing remains that a man has to._"._ :ive by his conscience." i Judge Ford had ruled that the legality of the Vietnam war and of Selective Service laws were not issues in the case. After they left the courthouse, Spock and his wife Jans, the ioodmans, Ferber and a number of defense lawyers went to a cocktail lounge. When Spock danced with his wife there was applause and cheering. In its findings on the indictment returned last January, the jury found that the four con spired to hinder and interfere with the administration of the Selective Service Act. The jury found that the four did not "counsel" registrants to neglect lo carry Selective Serv- ic« registration certificates ana draft classification notices, but found they conspired to aid and alMt «uch action*. DO YOU NEED AUTO PARTS? Buy genuine General Motors and United Delco auto parts on your Bank- American!. AUTOMOTIVE PARTS CO. 218 W. Ash PO 2-2085 JESUS IS THE CHRIST It is the utmost importance that those who claim the Lord Jesus as their Savior and acknowledge Him to be their Lord should also have t positive faith that Jesus is the Christ. In fact so important that one can never qualify as a mature believer until he has this under-: standing and this conviction. The central truth of the gospel is that Jesus is the Christ, and he who does not believe this cannot be believing the gospel. The importance in believing that Jesus is the Christ can be seen in the fact that there came a time in the providence of God that the salvation-bringing message of God was no longer to be transmitted by means of commissioned men (apostles) speaking a divinely inspired message as they did during the time set forth in the book of Acts. The salvation-bringing message of God, the gospel which is the power of God unto salvation, was to be written and stand written in an inspired book which thereafter anyone .could read/anyone could believe, and anyone could proclaim. The commission to write came to a man named John and divine inspiration produced the book commonly. .called the Gospel of John. Near the close of this book we find a clear statement concerning the purpose for which God caused it to be written , - rthir ^mi trait did Jesus Iri ttie prewnee of Hn diulpln thii b« "hit «i«e ire written Hut ye mitft believe •• life Hirwili Hit name. John 20:30,31. The plural pronoun "Ye" in this verse has no antecedent. This is a common literary device which makes the message applicable to anyone who reads it. The Gospel of John, the fourth book of the New Testament, was inspired by God with the end In view that men might believe that Jesus is the Christ. Inasmuch as no such statement is made in connection with any other book in the Bible, this is the most important book In all Scripture in relationship to believing and to obtaining the guarantee of life through His name. If we desire to quality as believers in God's sight, then it is to this book we must turn. If we wish to possess the assurance of "life through His name" then this book must be given its proper place in our lives so that it might fulfill the purpose for which it was. written. And to qualify as .a believer, to be worthy of this designation, the -one truth above all others that must be entered into and believed is that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. Otis Q. Sellers. Thli U MesMie No. thlrty-nlm in our-Newipiptr Eyinrelism Pioject, All previous mesugei «e tvtllable without chirp on request. A package of literetun will M wnt to ill *M> dnlrt it. You trill not be visited. THE WORD OF TRUTH MINISTRY r.O.tVH 36043 ' LMKnum, CaW. 90036

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