The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 18, 1968 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 18, 1968
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Two - Blythevllli (Ark.) Courier Newi — Tuesday, Jun« 18, 156» ' GROUND BREAKING CEREMONIES Sunday in Calumet heralded the beginning of construction of a new church building by the Pentecost Church of God in that community. Present at the occasion were (front row, left to right) Rev. D. Lawrence, Rev. Charles Cross, sectional Presbyter, Rev. James Boren, church pastor, and Gosnell Mayor Andy Bevill. The new building is being built on land located one-half mile west of the main gate of Blytheville Air Force Base and will serve church members in the area. Daily Record Weather U. S. Weather Burean Agricultural Service Reiser, Ark. "•'General Weather Features — Cooler and dryer air spread over Arkansas yesterday and a Weak front drifted southward across the state. With the exception of a few scattered showers in extreme southeast Ar- kjinsas yesterday afternoon, the state has been without rain the past 24 hours. Daytime heating will possibly trigged a few isolated thundershowers today in extreme southeast and northwest Arkansas. Otherwise the state may expect a generally dry day with temperatures mostly in the 80s. Greater shower activity will be related to the approach of an area of unsettled weather from the north and will likely show up first in northwest Arkansas. 'Weather Effect on Agriculture—South Arkansas did not (Quotations from Courts and Co. Phone Memphis office through Blytheville exchange — PO 3-1290 — at no charge.) Markets Open High Low Last Chicago Wheat Sept . 134V4 '134% 134V* 134V4 Chicago Soybeans Sept . 261 3 /4 262 260 7 /s 261% New York Stocks Texas GS 48% 66% AT &T al' Dow 81 ' Xerox 310 82% Pan Americ 22Vi 55% see any extensive shower coverage yesterday and some areas in that section of the state continue to be quite dry. Generally crop growth and harvest conditions have been progressing pretty well over the most of the state according to the weekly Arkansas crop and weather report. Hay cutters can expect only minimum shower activity | today with greater chances of showers beginning tomorrow in the northwest and spreading over the state the latter part of the week. Fields that were wetted in weekend rains, dried somewhat yesterday but the cloudy coverage in some areas prevented drying enough to permit wheat harvesting operations io get underway before late today or tomorrow. Yesterday's Ms" — 89 Sun..« today - 8:15 'Suiii-bo tomorrov: — 5:46 Thh naif » Year Aso :Vesltr<lay'» high — 94 prtapHution Jnn. 1 to dftts- Ford W'house — US Steel Curtis Pub Comsat Amer. Motors 14V4 Sears ™ 1/s Parke Davis 3!)7/s 56Y4 88'/4 30 43% 67V4 6414 Ark-La 38% Ark-Mo 10 r > ( Boise Cascade 61V Gen. Elect Beth. Steel Reynolds Tob Standard NJ Holiday Inn World Deaths BEVERLY HILLS. Calif. (AP) — Howard F. Ahmnnson, 61. financier, patron of the arts and philanthropist who had a fortune estimated at from $200 million to $500 million, died Monday while vacationing in Belgium. WJ(W Mrs. Ervin Services for Mrs. Julia Erim, 70, a former resident, who died'Saturday nite in Cleveland Ohio, will be 1 p.m. Thursday n Cleveland. Home Funera' tome is in charge locally; itraweer Funeral Home in Jleveland will be in charge here. She leaves her husband, Noah irvin; A daughter, Miss Nora Mae Srvin of Cleveland; Five sons, Henry Ervin, Need- ram Ervin, Charles Ervin and Carl Ervin, all of Cleveland, and'w. C. Ervin of Buffalo, N. Y.; Four sisters, Mrs. Bulah Rai- ord of BIytheyille, Mrs. Fannie Summons of Memphis; Mrs. Ceolar Traylor of St. Louis, and vlrs. Viola Jones of Chicago; And three brothers, all of Chi- (Contlnued from Page One) and will be the first crop Bly- heville Canning ever has marketed. Because of lack of processing acilities here, the beets are being trucked to the company's ilant at Muskogee, Okla. Next year, Walker said, the beets — and perhaps carrots — will not only be grown in Mississippi County, but also will e processed here. He would not speculate about how many acres of Missco land will be devoted to raising beets and a first-time carrot crop. However, company executive Allen Bush said this morning that the plant's labor force will be expanded if the crop is successful, "and things certainly look promising. * * * "We have quite a few women who only work part time because there is a period during the summer, after the greens and spinach are harvested, that we don't really have much to do. "So we've been looking for some time for a crop that we could process. So far things are looking good," he said. Bush declined to speculate about how much of an expansion would be involved because, he said, "this is still an experiment." Presently, Blytheville Canning cans asparagus, lima beans, and turnips grown in Mississippi County, he said. Broadway Blacked Out by Strika ... . By BOB MONROE .. Associated Press Writer ... NEW YORK (AP) - Dolly didn't say hello and Fiddler didn't fiddle as a strike by Actors Equity closed 19 Broadway shows. Curtain time Monday night found only a slow procession « pickets under the darkened marquees at such hits as "Cabaret," "George M!", "Hair," "Hello, Dolly!" and 'Fiddler on the Roof." The strike also/ closed nine road shows in cities from Wil- tors Equity after it ailed to reach agreement with Broadway producers on wages and other items to replace the contract that expired two weeks ago. Producer David Merrick, who announced -the death .0' two of his shows after the strike besan, said after a City Hall meeting: 'This strike could last for five years. There'll be nothing left of the theater when it's over." * * * The pickets who strolled the theater-lined streets off Times mington, Del., to San Francisco, j Square carried signs reading, ' "Actors on strike—no show until we get a contract." They distributed "fact sheets" to pas- But it did not affect off Broad way productions. The walkout was called by Ac- VIETNAM (Continued from Page One) die's chief city 148 miles north of the DMZ. It was the second American plane shot down by a MIG since ^resident Johnson restricted U.S. bombing of North Vietnam to the area, south of the 19th parallel and the 853rd U.S. warplane reported lost over North Vietnam. Elsewhere in. the air war, U.S. B52 bombers marked the third anniversary of their entry into ;he war with eight raids on enemy positions 27 to 53 miles from Saigon, including three raids in the same general area as the first B52 'Strike On June 18, 1965. COURT Mrs. Thompson Funer&< s e r v i c e s for Mrs. Annie Thompson, 64, who died Friday in Chickasawba Hospital, were conducted today at 11 a.m. in the Pilgram Rest Baptist Church by Rev. P. J. James, with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery by Home Funeral Home. She, leaves one step-daughter,, Mrs. Jesse Jewel Goodin of Memphis. SHREVEPORT. La. (AP) — George T. Naff, 67, president of Texas Eastern Transmission Co. from 1954 to 1056 and a former vice president of United Gas Corp., died Monday. ••HIGHLAND, Wash. (AP) -- : Dr. P. C. Pfeil, 42, Brisish nuclear energy expert a--' a member of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Commission, died Monday while swimming. Mrs. Rich TUESDAY, JUNE 18 4:30 NET JOURNAL Never A Backward Step. Repeat. A profile of media mogul Lord Thomson of Fleet Street, with appearances b y Marshall McLuhan, Prime Minister Wilson, and ex- Czech President Antonin No votny. 5:30 EASTERN WISDOM AND MODERN LIFE On Being Vague. The application of Eastern philosophy on modern life. 6:00 200 YEARS OF WOODWINDS The Road To The French School The development of the woodwinds. C:30 MISTEROGERS' NEIGHBORHOOD There Are So Many Feelings Inside Everybody, and all the neighbors talk about animal's feelings. 7:00 ALL ABOARD Did You See A Truck Today? 7:30 CHANNEL 10 TRAVELS Journey Through The Rhine- lands. 8:00 THE AMERICAN BUSINESS SYSTEM Technological Development. How the markel system in the United States fostered technological advances. 8:30 NET SYMPHONIES The Houston Symphony Or- cheslra performs. 9:30 CHALLENGE Searching for the Ultimate. The excitement of Scientific research. empms. sue < K , ,• c Mrs. H. c.iNew for Smog ;Mrs. C. H. Rich of Moscow, tcnn., died yesterday in Bap- j fist Hospital in Memphis. She > ig the mother, of Sims of Blylheville. .1 ;Services will he loday at 3J LOS ANGELES (AP) -Los p.m. in the Methodist Church > Angeles will test a now ap- iii Moscow. jiroach to reducing smog: using propane instead of gasoline in car engines. Ten city cars will be outfitted for a six-month lest with a new fuel tank, vaporizer and carburetor, ;She leaves two other daughters, Mrs. J, R. Morton of Moscow and Mrs. A. W. Lowry of Hofnewood, HI.; And /our grandchildren, Dislikes Peaches NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Thomas R. Zarcone, 51, o! the Buffalo suburb of Amherst may have developed an aversion to peaches early Monday— and for good reason. Zarcone was driving a truck and eating a peach when juice from the fruit squirted into his eyes. The vehicle went out o: control and hit a pole. Zarcone was released from the hospita after treatment for arm and nose injuries. (Continued from Page One) $17.95. He is free on bonds of $200 and $50 respectively. ist in Gujarat State is no match > w ere blamed for some of In:or the tiny mosquito. | dia's flood problems during he Gerald Poplin has been charged with violation of the hot check law. The charge states that Poplin ave Jim Presnell a $100 check in exchange for a money order. The 1st National Bank on •whom the check was issued refused payment due to lack of funds. . Rudolph Cunningham has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the June 1 death of Robert Farmer. Cunningham is being held without bond. The lions -have been leaving the forest and terrorizing vil- agers in surrounding areas. A forestry officer said the lions eft their jungle lair because mosquitoes were bothering them too much. Faked 'em Out CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) - A clerk at a Cincinnati hotel armed with a toy gun, frustrated the efforts of two would-be robbers Monday, but nearly got shot in the, process. Gerald McGreal, night clerk at the Kemper Lane Hotel, said he spotted two masked men approaching him, one carrying a revolver, and shouted, "I've got my gun too." He then ducked behind the desk and one of the men responded by firing two shots, just over his head. The two men fled without any money after the shots Were DRIVEN OUT BY,BITES JUNAGADH, India (AP) The mighty lion of the Gir For- sersby. . • . . At the theater hour the normally thronged sidewalks in the area were largely empty, restaurant rnaitre d's presided over deserted tables and taxicabs were available for the asking. Disappointed playgoers, some of whom had bought their tickets months ago, lined up at box offices to get their money back or to trade their tickets for fu- 'ture performances. The strike brought the first Broadway blackout o.'.. 1360 when Equity struck for nine days over pensions. Ac' ' Ralph Bellamy headed the union during that walkout in which only Red Car Ring MOSCOW (AP) - Sixteen i men and a woman have gone on in Moscow on charges of Frisco Passes Gun Law SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Board of Supervisors has ^^^^^ _ passed a gun law requiring the from B tjve car buyers by registration of all firearms sold >- d or transferred within San Fran- ^ piCfA tro j- «A Three victims were poisoned Under the ordinance passed unexpectedly strong doses of 7-3 Monday registration wim-i J £ ^ B Vech . valve a $2 fee w,t,«.receipt Ike ' Moskva _Evening Mos- automobile registration slip., '* r( , nnrfinff the case. _ jn , _ Violators wflttWbe subject to , a, djd ^ the three fine of up to $500 and up to six ... • _ii__ :_ :_:i .1.,* nn^fionatinn uleu> months in jail, plus confiscation of weapons. Mayor Joseph Alioto called The ring's method, the newspaper said, was to seek out Mayor osep oo ; been waiting for such an ordinance immedi-! ^ ately after »* «f^»*,'item in short supply in the So- Sen. Robert F. .Kennedy and « one for urged citizens to turn in their, • a one for the firearms His office says more; customer _ ^ ^ ^ than 300 have been turned in. cjty ^ pick jt up Durjng ^ RATS WORSENED FLOOD NEW DELHI (AP) — Rats train ride, a member of the ring would break out the champagne and rob the victim after the drug took effect. 1967 monsoon Irrigation Minister K. L. Rao visited one area where a canal embankment gave way,, lood- ing a large area. He said the bank had been weakened by rat holes. A.M. Roundup (Continued from Page One) Opportunity in Washington. Mrs. Keith is a member of the Mississippi County Economic Opportunity Commission and as executive secretary to the governing board gave volunteer services in the amount of 40 hours a week. She was nominated by the OEO regional offices. Awards were given, to some 500 workers, agencies, volunteers and. newspapers over the United States. MISSISSIPPI COUNTY'S Office of Economic Opportunity has received a letter of thanks for its assistance during the recent Jonesboro tornado. Mayor Neal Stallings and Craighead County Judge Bill Clark signed the letter. BLYTHEVILLE'S LARGEST street improvement district will begin taking shape Thursday night at a meeting in City Hall. The area extends from Main to the Frisco Railroad and from Ruddle to Lake. It would be a $350,000 project, with the city paying half the cost for the resultant drainage and paving. Councilmen Denny Wilson and Joe Warren will be present along with the district's attorney and engineer to answer questions at the Thursday meeting. OSCEOLA POLICE RECOVERED a stolen car Friday night. The car was taken from Perry's Auto Sales and a teenager was arrested for the crime, according to Police Chief Ray Rigsby. The youth was turned over to juvenile authorities, he said. 119 of 22 productions survived tn i j reopen. * A brief Equity strike, in 1964 <> ended after two matine" per- ( formances were canceled. J T'-ere was no sign 01 a quick ] end to the present dispute. The , sides met separately at C'ty ; Hall Monday evening to "ex- : plore the issues" with Deputy ; Mayor Robert-'Sweet and.Vin- > cent D. McDonnell, chairman if ', the state mediation board. ; * * * ; Equity seeks to have the $133- ' a-week minimum increased to : $200, a shorter contract, jelen- tion of choruses for the full run of shows, premium pay for road shows and control over appearances 'of alien actors, chiefly British, on the Nev York stage. The union has about 15,000 members but only about 800 of •"•' them worked in the affected "? shows. The strike affects thou- ••, sands of others including mem- .,. bers of 10 theatrical unions. Merrick, speaking for the" .. League of New York Theaters, ';' accused Equity of reneging on a ; contract agreed upon two weeks ,' ago by the union negotiating ;• committee which included an : eight percent wage hike. ;; He said the dispute'was main- ' ly with chorus members, whom he described as "teen-agers with no responsibilities. Merrick said the Equity demands would raise the cost of bringing a musical to Broadway from the present $600,000 aver- age'to $900,000 and added that 'would eliminate musical productions." He announced the closing of his shows, "I Do! I Do!" and "How Now, Dow Joner " Among the Broadway stars the mood was generally one of frustration and regret. Those idled included Jill Ha- , : worth, Lloyd Bridges, Betsy ,', Palmer, Joel Grey, Shve Law- .. rence, Eydie Gorme, r ttrl Bai- " ley, Janis Paige, Maureen,. Sta- V. pleton, Robert Goulet, David ^ Wayne, Zoe Caldwell and Gor- ° don MacRae. .f Grey, star of "George M!" . said, "It doesn't seem real. The '.' idea that I'm not going to be at the theater putting on my make-up at 8 o'clock is simply unbelievable. I hope that we can . reach a quick solution to this ^ problem." : CALL OF THE SEA was irresistible to this man who discarded his shoes and socks, hiked up his trousers and went wading on a warm spring day, PRIVILEGES AUTHORIZED At SECOND CLASS MAIL Blytherille Courier NPWI BLYTHEVILLE. ARK. ZIP - 72313 Harry W. Halncs, 1928-68 Harry A. Maines, Publisher 3rd at Walnut St. Blytbeville. Ark. Published dally except SunQay Second class poitage paid at Blr- thcville, Ark. In Blytheville ?nA towns in th* Blythcvilie trade territory. HOME DELIVERY RATES Daily 35c per week BY MAIL PAYABLE IN ADVANCE Within 50 miles or BlytheriUe S8.00 per yer« More than 50 miles from BlytbeTlUi 518.00 per year iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiwiiiuiiiininiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiinni Services By COBB FUNERAL HOME INTEGRITY 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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