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Tuesday, June 7, 1966
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IN THf HEART 0 TV pa THE ETE -y- Served by A weriea's Greatest Sewn Services Af he Crossroads of Natural Gas and 7VA Power Telephone 255-J22I VOL. 61 No. 37 Second Class Postast Paid at Nashvills. Tenn. NASHVILLE, TENN., TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 7, 1966 10 CENTS 34 PAGES LY1 n crzi nn nn ji C2 fcD U LT) n U U UU u NASI VILL tet dss if- -AP Wirephotos Confrontation HERNANDO, Miss. Shot down from behind, James Meredith, above, rolls on his side and sights a man, holding a gun, almost hidden in the brush (arrow) at left. Then, wounded and bleeding profusely, the stricken marcher, right, struggles to safety across the road. Three shots were reported fired. Officers arrested a man with a shotgun identified as Aubrey James Norvell, Memphis, who admitted the shooting. Hooker Hatch Act Role Told By BILL KOVACH State employes were, reminded yesterday of John J. Hooker Jr.'s hopes to develop a system of twice-a-month paychecks and a "Little Hatch Act" to protect them from political pressure. Neal Endorses Shriver for DA Former U.S. Dist. Atty. James F. Neal announced yesterday that he is supporting the candidacy of Thomas H. Shriver for Davidson County district attorney. A squad of some 20 Youth for Hooker workersi "Tom Shriver has the knowl- . . . i . . eaqe, training ana aDinty io D a met state employes at a,fine district attorne Nea) said. Singing Star's Wife Killed GALLATIN, Tenn. Mrs. Claudette Orbison, 26, wife of singing star Roy Orbison, was killed last night when the mo torcycle she was riding and a pickup truck collid' ed on South Water Street Mrs. Orbison, mother of three sons, died about two hours after the crash in Sumner County Me morial Hospital. Police said Orbison was riding nhead of his wife on another motorcycle and was waiting at the intersection of Highway 109 and Maple Street bypass when the crash occurred. THE ORBISONS were returning to their home at Saunders-ville after spending the weekend attending the drag races at Bris tol. Tenn. Trooper James Nixon said the truck driver, identified as Ken neth Herald, 30, of Lake Winds Motel, was charged with Invol untary manslaughter after Mrs. Orbison died! Herald, owner of a ceramic tile firm, was not injured in the crash. Nixon quoted Herald as saying he did not see the motorcycle when he pulled onto the main highway from a side street, Orbison said he and his wife were scheduled to return home Sunday night but the couple stayed overnight in Knoxville after his wife had a flat on her motorcycle. Orbison, who record's for MGM, has recorded such hits as "Only the Lonely," "Pretty Woman," "Crying" and "Running Scared." number of state office buildings at lunchtime and distributed letters from Hooker spelling out his program for state employes. The letter came as state workers are caught in a squeeze to contribute part of their paychecks for former Gov. Buford Ellington's campaign. Gov. Frank Clement has publicly announced he will not allow such contributions. HOOKER'S proposals include: A state Hatch Act to prevent solicitation of campaign funds from employes by their superiors A realistic retirement pro gram. Payday twice a month. Promotion based on merit! (Turn to Page 6. Column 3) "Equally important for this job, he has the mature judgment necessary to weigh the rights of society against the rights of the individual accused of crime." Neal was special prosecutor during the trial of Teamsters President James R. Hoffa on jury tampering charges. SH RIVER'S candidacy was also endorsed yesterday by Nashville real estate brokers Glenn Bainbridge and Kermit C. Stengel Jr., and Nashville attorneys Jonathan Harwell and James R. Sasscr. "I am pleased to receive the endorsement of these professional men," Shriver said. "They are highly respected in the community and their support is a tre mendous boost to my campaign. Shriver is opposed by Gale Robinson in Thursday's Democratic primary election. Neal, 36, said he and Shriver Quiet Day Former Gov. Buford Ellington made no campaign appearances yesterday, meeting only with campaign workers at his Nashville headquarters. He is not scheduled to make an appearance this week until tomorrow at noon in Smyrna. Ellington will address the annual Sam Davis observance. Memphian Arrested As Attacker By JAMES K. CAZALAS IIKUXANIK). Miss. (I'PI) .lames Meredith was shot and wounded by a forest, sniper yesterday as he trudjred down a lonely highway on the second day of his march through .Mississippi. Doctors said Meredith would survive the shotgun . i ! - - - ambush. Autnormes saia James Norvell, a short, oudev white man from Memphis, admitted bush whacking Merec was charged wit and battery with murder. By NICK SULLIVAN Meredith was returning to his Georgia university home state with fear In his heart . to urge Negroes to voie. He was official confirmed yester-aimcjHt two miles out 0r Her- t lh t Vanderbilt Uni- nando with his four followers J when the shotgun roared from versity Chancellor Alex- the woods fringing the road. an(,er THE IVORY-tipped Afrieaii; i i: f cane that he had swung jauntily ,LUS1 11 era nun iui uik moments before dropped from : presidency of the Univer- his hand and his pith helmet i ., . sailed off as he fell to the dustySlty Ol t.eorgia. shoulder of Highway 51. j The official, however, denied "Oh. my God," lie shrieked, a report in the Atlanta Journal His face contorted with terror that Heard had been approached and his panicked followers dived by a screening committee, and for shelter. also denied Heard had been ap- Meredith writhed on his stom- Proached by committee members ach onto the highway, appar- urging him to take the position, ently seeking cover. The shot-! Hf,a" last nKht h" n1"' gun boomed again and Mere-'"" knowledge of the Journal s r-dith screamed, "Oh, Oh!" P'"'' As he squirmed to the ollierl "CHANCELLOR HEARD has side of the road, where policemen mentioned," .said Dr. Roh-and FBI cars were parked, the P1t West, chairman of the Eng-gun roared a third time and hls;Ush department at the Univer-body appeared to relax. j si( y of Georgia. He. is head of a faculty romnnuee, wnicn, together with an alumni committee, will nominate a candidal to take the place of retiring ; Heard Sought, W Georgia Says i intent to ' Pilots Relive Space Thrills president Dr. O. C, Adnrhold. "f am not at liberty to tell to what, extent Dr. Heard has been (Turn to Page 3, Column 4) (Turn to Page 10, Column 3) mmmmm Manager Gets Edict - - - Ellington Hotel HQ Threat Evicts Hooker 'Threats from the Noel! Charles Worley, state co-man ager ior Ellington, couia noi ne Tennessean Today Page Amusements 8 Ask Andy 24 Bridge 16 Business 25-27 Classified 27-33 Comics 24 Crossword 11 Editorials 12-13 Horoscope 27 Obituaries 27 i Page! Radio-TV 171 Scram-Iets 27 Sports 19-23 Amv Vanderbilt 16 Weather Map 27 Woman's World 14,16 Word Game 27 Hotel state headquarters of former Gov. Buford Ellington caused the hotel management to cancel reservations for a David son County Headquarters for John J. Hooker Jr. yesterday. Hooker's staff had reserved local headquarters space in the hotel four days ago and planned to open the office officially to day. Nashville attorney William R. Willis. Hooker's campaign co ordinator, said yesterday the cancellation came "as a complete surprise." "I HAVE BEEN involved in several statewide races, Willlslsomeone would be checking on said, "and I have never seen anyjthem, and we figured if we had Auch strong-arm tactics used be-l fore." I Turn to Page 6, Column 2) reached for comment It was because of Worley's threat that Ellington would move his state campaign headquarters out of the Noel if Hooker were allowed to rent space there, that the hotel management told Hooker his reservation would not be honored. Worley's call to hotel manager Russell Nichols came immedi ately after Hooker distributed a letter to state employes inviting them to his local headquarters in the Noel, "ONE OF THE major reasons we wanted space in the Noel was to save state employes who want to support John Hooker from reprisals from their su periors in state government," Willis said. "We knew that after we Invited them to our headquarters Atkins, Long Back Ferguson International 1 y known guitarist Chet Atkins and Hubert Long of the Hubert Long Talent Agency, endorsed yesterday Glenn Ferguson for Metropolitan Trustee. The two men, well known in the Nashville music industry, called Ferguson "an outstanding friend of the people in the music industry" and said it is a "pleasure" to work in Ferguson's campaign for the Democratic nomination as trustee in Thursday's primary, "I have known Glenn Ferguson for a long time," said Atkins at the RCA Victor Studios where he is the artist and repertoire consultant. "He has always worked for the development of Nashville and it. is a pleasure for me to endorse him for trustee." LONG SAID, "I am not only going to vote for Glenn Ferguson, but I have and will continue to actively work in his campaign for tlm important office." Atkins and Long cited Ferguson's cooperation with the music industry and said. "His work for the Country HE SHOT James crawling! up the highway,' said one of Meredith's Negro followers. "A white gentleman did it." Those with Meredith claimed to have seen a number of things that, did not agree with what UPI reporters at the scene witnessed. President Johnson, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mississippi Gov. Paul Johnson and numerous others denounced the shooting. In Chicago, Negro comedian Dick Gregory said he would be outside Hernando this morning to resume the march in Mere- dith'j place. Mississippi Negro Header Charles Evers whose The Gemini 9 pilots! brother Medgar was slain by a I , , ,. . , - ,, . sniper saia ne was launcning a I began yesterday reliving every minute of their three drive to get thousands of Ne-'days in space, their fantastically accurate landing, 9res t?.1oin 'he trek- I Meredith, whose enrollment at and hugene A. Cernan s thrilling, record weightless the university of Mississippi in I I if ' 1!62 touched off bloody rioting, i was rushed to John Gaston Hos-! The astronauts returned to Cape Kennedy at Ptal " Memphis where doctors e ao .mrt f l -ii- . i lj jfound "15 or 20" 16-gauge shot- o:4Z p.m. (LLM) after a brilliant splashdown one-!EUn nciiets in him. Thev said half mile short of target and 3V, miles off the bow'I1" ,'n 'tisfactory condi- -drfoct to the side of leapfrog . it ion with multiple superficial: government, according to th or the recovery aircraft carrier Wasp By JOHN BARBOUR ' I CAPE KENNEDY (AP) Politics By Joe Hatcher Chattanooga Times Deplores Gorrell 'Defect' The cause of independent in the legislature suffered a blow with Sen. Frank Gorrell From the time they splashed down in the At lantic, command pilot Thomas P. Stafford and pilot Cernan were fairly bursting with the story they had to tell, and Space Agency officials wanted to make the most of their fresh memories. "WE HAD A REAL good time up there," said (Turn to Page 2, Column 5) wounds." LATER HE was transferred next, door tn William Rnwld City nf Memphis Hospital, a more lavish establishment. Before he left Memphis yesterday to start his 220-mile. 16-day march to Jackson, the 32-year-old Meredith said that, the march (Turn to Page 4, Column 1) Chattanooga Times. The Times compares the independence of former Sen. Alfred MacFarland of Lebanon with the flip-flop of Sen. Gorrell, in the following editorial: Gorrell and MacFarland Many nf the state senators and others who fought so hard (Turn to Page 8, Column 3) Pictures of candidates en page 10. Music Hall of Fame is an outstanding example of how he has worked for the betterment of the music industry here and the development of Nashville." Long said, "It is a pleasure to be able to call a public servant of Glenn Ferguson's caliber a friend, and I urge all my friends to vote for him." Ferguson said he was "highly honored to have these two fine businessmen in the music industry working in my campaign." Some Clouds NASHVILLE: Variable cloudiness, warm today. Chance of showers. Fair, mild tonight, tomorrow. High today 84, Low tonight 60. Map, other data page 27. 11 1 iiii i ..Wo & .wr.. taH tmm m an i mt mi i mmm. ... i t. i i t a ft i .um.: urn I A P t ir Cnlnrphn'ii CARRIER WASP Astronaut Cernan and Stafford utand up in Gemini 9 aboard the aircraft carrier.

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