The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 17, 1968 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 17, 1968
Page 5
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BIyflwvllte (Ark) Courier News - Monday, June IT, 196» - Pags Five, RECENTLY HONORED is Uzzell S: Branson, Blytheville architect, (left) who received an award for distinguished service as a member of .the Examining Board of the Arkansas State Board of Architects. Branson retired last year after serving 22 years on the board, longer than any other man appoint- ed to the board. The board was established by the Slate Legislature to determine criteria for the practice of architecture and to examine and determine qualifications for architects in Arkansas. Branson was appointed in 1944 and served as president for one year, 1960-61. Film Venture By BOB THOMAS AP Movie-Television, Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) - A group of film figures concerned over the plight of the Negro have joined in a cooperative film venture. Last week a news conference was called by veteran film maker Robert Wise ("West Side Story," "The Sound of Music") and a neophyte in. the movie world, Tom Laughlin ("Born Losers"). They were joined by actors Marlon Brando, Jack Lemmon, Jean Simmons and Candice Bergen in the announcement of a nonprofit company to produce a film about race, poverty and other social problems. This is the latest evidence of the outpouring of- social consciousness in Hollywood as the result of the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King "Jr. and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. As announced by Wise and Laughlin, the film enterprise would attempt to -arouse the public awareness of the problems of Negroes and other poor, an area which the entertainment-oriented film industry has rarely touched. "We think it's,time that the screen started dealing with the problems that exist in this country," said Brando. How will the film makers go about it? "Welre now planning a film to start shooting the first of August," explained Laughlin. "The first part would be the story of Martin Luther King — his beginnings in the civil rights cause, the rebuffs he received along the way from those in power, right down to his assassination. * * * "Then we'll go to a round-table discussion with such figures as Harry Belafonte, Marlon Brando, Candice Bergen,. Jack Lemmon, Dan Blocker, Paul Lemmon, Sidney Poitier, Nancy Sinatra, Raquel- Welhc, etc., talking about matters concerning the Negro. After that, we will take certain persons into the field and let them examine the situation firsthand. "We might sit Gregory Peck down with a bunch of Black Panthers and let them tell him how-they feel about the white community. We might put Candice Bergen win a family in Harlem and let her sit up all night on their 'rat patrol.' In that way, we could give the | audience an identity with the problem." All this sounds like unusual material for film theaters, but both Brando and Laughlin assured that the -movie would be geared to compete as movie entertainment. Proceeds from the film, project, have been earmarked for the Southern Christian . Leadership Conference, which was headed by King. His successor, the Rev.. Ralph David Abernathy, is a member of the, board of trustees of the film cooperative, as are King's widow,-. Jack Lemmon, Pau Newman, Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, and Le\y Wasserman head of the Music Corp. . of America. REG. 24c BIG. JUICY CHEESEBURGER BEST BARGAIN IN BLYTHEVILLE (NO LIMIT) (See This Paper For Next Wednesday's Special) NEWS BRIEFS BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) 'o improve the nation's balance Bakery "truck's, two miles apart, were robbed almost simultaneously. Robbers took $000 from one driver and $140 from the other. LAS VEGAS, New (AP) Marriages outnumbered divorces 8 to 1 in Las Vegas last year. The Clark County clerk's office, which has one of the na- f payments deficit and to dis- tion's biggest volumes of each, ourage the purchase of import-1 processed 42,341 applications to d steel and other metal prod-1 marry and 5,046 to, divorce in cts, the American Cast Iron! 1967 >ipe Co. will mark all its prod- j UT TLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) lets with a red, white and blue | j n summer, George crouches | parrot, 13 inches long, gray and ' with a red tail. He was acquired 14 years ago in Africa by Miss Mary Terry. Miss Terry said she lets George out into the yard in summer, and, with one wing clipped to prevent flight. LOS ANGELES (AP) - Par- tripe, company President Ken- Daniel announced re- leth R. :ently. BOSTON (AP) - Two Drake among the shrubbery,, whistles at the girls, and sometimes offers a cheery "Hello." But George is no wolf. He's a ties, monkeys, shakes, porcupines and boa constrictors when the Viet Cong occupied his establishment recently. PORTLAND, Ore.'(AP)-Tliai smell in the virgin woods? A U.S. Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife team has ents or doctors who give an in-'found that a putrified fish prep- fant a small doseage of an adult aration outperforms other repel- medicine may endanger the child's health because certain drugs are metabolized differently by infants than by adults, Dr. lents in keeping deer away from j young Douglas firs. C1NCINNATI, Ohio (AP) - ; ij- uj jii.ui.vj mi." "j ««-...., —-. "phe Cincinnati Bar Associa- Alan K. Done, a University bfltj on > s executive committee is Utah pediatrician, said recently. I considering a plan that would SAIGON (AP) — The manag-j make available funds for legal • er of a restaurant in Cholon, ifees for persons seeking a dl-j Saigon's Chinese section, said vorce. Clients would repay in' he lost his entire stock of tur-1 monthly installments. WORN TIRES < CAN KILL YOUr '' Be SkH with ci set of AUSIATE TIRES! 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