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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62-NO. BT BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS (72815)' SATURDAY, MAY 21,196« TIN CINTS 10 PAGES Watts Calm —Now— LOS ANGELES (AP) - Calm | copies of the handbill, labeled settled on racially troubled Watts in south Los Angeles today as a coroner's inquest into the fatal shooting of a young Negro by a white policeman recessed for the weekend. The hearing was adjourned late Friday after shouting crowds were banished from the corridoers of the Los Angeles County Courthouse. Thursday, the first day of the inquest, adjournment came when some of the 600 spectators became unruly. Five witnesses gave conflicting testimony about the May 7 shooting of Leonard Deadwyler, 25, by Policeman Jerold M. Bova, 23. A Negro woman said the victim's car was stopped when the shooting occurred. A Negro girl, 11, said the shot came from inside a police car. A policeman said the gun discharged as the victim's car lurched forward. The testimony came as Mayor Sam Yorty renewed his charge that Communists are fomenting j trouble in Watts. The mayor said that Communists openly circulated handbills calling upon Negroes to organize "for the defense of the working class against the terror of the ruling class." Yorty released mimeographed Illlllllllllllllllllllllllllillllliiliillllllllllliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiililllllliiiiiiillllli' HEART ATTACK FELLS 'ANDY' SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The oldtime entertainer who played Andy of radio's Amos 'N Andy radio team has entered St. John's hospital for heart study. He's Charles Correll, 78, who was reported to have collapsed at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. His former partner, Freeman Gosden, who played Amos in the program, retired in 1960. iNniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiNiiinniiiiiiisiiiiiiiHiiiiwiii Shrine Expects 2,000 Mississippi County Shriners are expecting 2,000 visitors June 4 when Blytheville plays host to the Sahara Temple's spring ceremonial. The affair begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. in Blythe* * * Highlight of the meeting here, as far as the general public is concerned, however, will be one of the most colorful parades ever held here. This will roll down Main Street beginning at 11 a.m. It will feature, bands, clowns, motor patrols and horse patrols, all Shriners who will be dressed in various costumes. At noon, the Shriners and their wives will gather at the Woman's Building at W a 1 k e r Park for lunch. At 1:30 in the afternoon, wives of the Shriners will board buses at Sands and Holiday Inn motels for a tour of Blytheville Air Force Base. During this time, their husbands will be holding a business session at the BHS auditorium. This begins at 1 and will be followed by the first section initiation at 1:30. The second section initiation will be one hour later. Games for the ladies begin at 3:30 at Holiday Inn. * * * The full day will be climaxed by a dance at 8 p.m. in the Roller Drome at Walker Park. The Memphis Shriners are to send a marching band, an oriental band and other parade units. From Evanston, Ind., will come a drum and bugle corps. Pine Bluff also will send units lor the parade, Dick Burns, president of the country club, •oted. as "issued by the Communist Party U.S.A." * * * There have been street demonstrations and violence in Watts by Negroes this week and protest statements by Negro leaders. The witness, Deborah Barnett, 11, said she saw the incident from a nearby sidewalk. She said the fatal shot came from a police car moving slowly beside the victim's car. Another witness, Officer Thomas Freeman, said the victim's car slopped, then "in a sudden lunge the vehicle started up again and swerved sharply to the right." Mary L. Jones testified the victim's car had stopped "a second or half a second" before the shot. Officer Bova has said he was standing beside the victim's car when his gun discharged acci- dently as the car lurched forward. Bova has said he was reaching for the ignition keys. The shooting followed what police described as a 50-block chase at speeds up to 85 miles per hour. The victim's pregnant widow said he was speeding her to a hospital because they thought her child was due. Salary Probe Delayed LITTLE ROCK (AP) - After sharp verbal exchanges, the Legislative Council deferred Friday its action on a resolution calling for an investigation of the controversial Highway Department salary raises. The decision to defer action was made at the request of the resolution's author, Rep. Bill Thompson of.Poinsett County. He asked for the delay because the Legislative Audit Committee already has a meet ing on the matter set for next Friday. The council voted to send Thompson and Sen. Morrell Audit Committee meeting as Gathright of Pine Bluff to the special representatives. The verbal exchanges came between Rep. Kenneth Sulcer, a democratic candidate for governor, and Rep. Paul Van Dalsem, a member of the council. Sulcer told the council he had some questions. "I think there ought to be a public hearing of these salary raises, the Highway Department, the Highway Commission and all the aspects of this situation," Sulcer said. Van Dalsem asked Sulcer if he had any evidence to present. "I have questions," Sulcer said. Van Dalsem repeated his question, Sulcer his answer. "If you have evidence, then A REVOLUTION—THAT'S ALL - Principals in a ceremony yesterday that signified the opening of sewage systems in two improvement districts in South Blytheville were Russell Gunter, city engineer; W. D. Cobb, consulting engineer on the sewage projects; Jack Buck, City Sewer Commission chairman; James Hickman, president of the 7th Improvement District; C. W. Kapp, Sewer Commission member; and Mayor Jimmie Edwards. This lift-station, just north of Ditch 37, will enable over 300 families to install santiary plumbing. (Courier News Photo) Rebels May Soon Taste US Wrath By ANDREW BOROWIEC SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - The United States warned Buddhist leaders today that American troops will strike back in case of further shelling of U.S. installations by Buddhist-backed rebel troops. The warning was delivered by American consular representatives in Hue to Thich Tri uang, a powerful Buddhist monk in the rebellious northern province. American sources said Tri Quang repeated his demands for U. S. pressure to oust the mili- SULCER FAVORS Removal of AIDC Director In one of the most complete expressions of opinion regarding state government released by a candidate to date, Kenneth Sulcer told the Courier News this week that he favors changes in the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission, including the appointment of a new director. Sulcer is the first candidate to respond to a Courier News questionnaire which was sent all candidates. The questionnaire poses 18 questions. Some of the questions have several parts. (Sulcer's complete list of answers will be found on Page 10.) Sulcer said that if elected he will sponsor a constitutional amendment which will limit the governor's term to four years with no immediate succesion. He further went on record :as favoring a $1 per hour r . state, minimum wage (with certain exceptions), enforcement of gambling and liquor laws over the state, a "complete" investigation of the Arkansas Highway Department and more initiative on the part of the investigative agencies of the Arkansas Legislative Council. Although Sulcer's statement on many words, it obviously means he will ask for the resignation of Carl Hinkle as director of that agency. In response to a question, "What, if any, changes do you plan for the AIDC?" Sulcer said: "We must follow the law and hire a qualified and experienced director..." He further outlined a proposal to keep a team of experts in the field, cultivating industrial prospects. Hinkle took over as director of the AIDC following his retirement as an Air Force colonel the AIDC doesn't say so in as i at Little Rock AFB. The first director of the AIDC was William Rock, who came to Arkansas from Baltimore where he directed industrial development. He now is a private industrial consultant with offices in Little Rock. Sulcer believes the four - year limitation on a governor's term is necessary to preserve the integrity of the various constitutional commission laws, specifically the Mack - Blackwell Amendment, which set up the present plan for the appointment of members to the Arkansas Highway Comission. While Paychecks Get Smaller Cost of Living Outstrips Days of Korean War By NEIL GILBRIDE WASHINGTON (AP) Americans are stretching the already strained family budget even tighter with a.sharp new rise in living costs. At the same time millions of breadwinners are bringing home smaller paychecks. Latest government reports show living costs climbed faster for this time of year than in any similar period since the Korean War, while manufacturing cutbacks sliced the average pay of that's our business," Van Dal- M m>n {act wor)s . earn c-atri *'Wn ftt*r-i ainltr unll in. sem said. "We certainly will in vestigate. But we don't want this organization, this Legislative Council, to be used as a springboard for any candidate. "But if you've got the evidence of any fraud, any misdoing, then let's hear it." straight substantial rise in the «T J..^t t,,r,^t *«. lu I«n>t«ij4 " .. . .. • . : )._- "I just want to be heard, Sulcer said. "All we've heard is a lot of talk," said Van Dalsem. At this point, Thompson asked that action of his resolution be deferred. This doesn't mean, Thompson said, that he's satisfied. W.W.I Vets Will Meet Tuesday at 7:30 Veterans of World War I are asked by Commander E .C. Patton to meet at Dud Cason Post 24 Tuesday night at 7:30 to elect new officers for 19M and to organize a membership drive. State Commander D. 0. Rey- ers. The Labor prices for Department said food, clothing, housing, transportation, medical care, recreation, and other living costs went up four-tenths of 1 per cent in April, the third monthly consumer price index. There was no direct word from the White House on whether the developments might trigger some action, hinted at earlier by President Johnson, to raise taxes or drastically revise his wage-price guidelines aimed at halting inflation. But in a speech telephoned Friday night to a United Auto Workers convention in Long Beach, Calif., Johnson said the nation's economy does not depend on the stock market, which has been erratic of late, or on war spending. He said it Is time to "start thinking more soberly and realistically about the fact that nolds of Paragould will speak to .ours isn't a roller coaster econo- members about insurance plans! my any more." This was one of for World Wax I veterans. a numbtr of generalized suggw tions the President made after i services — including medical asserting the nation "must go on a new agenda." The price index, at 112.5, showed it took $11.25 to buy items that cost §10 in the 1957-59 period on which the figure is based. Since January, the Labor Department reported Friday, living costs have gone up 1.4 per cent, the largest increase for that period since 1951. It was matched only once before in any three-month period, in 1958. care, excise taxes, mortgage interest rates, auto insurance, barbers, baby sitters and beauty shops — were largely to blame for the April increase. Food prices, frequently the major factor in the past year of steadily climbing living costs, nearly leveled off with a hike of only one-tenth of 1 per cent, the smallest since last fall. A drop in manufacturing orders, industrial production, re- itail sales and other major eco- Higher costs for consumer' nomie movements, caused a Muffin' in To Cross VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Two hardy Englishmen pulled the first stroke on their oars this morning on a 3,000- mile trip to England. Hundreds of well - wishers lined the shore as David Johnstone, 34, and John Hoare, 29, began the long row in their 15- foot craft, "Puffin." They hope to make the trip in fewer than 35 days, breaking a 70-year-old record. They left the Long Creek marine shortly after 7 a.m. and were towed to the Virginia Beach ocean front. They stopped about 400 yards offshore and were towed to the beach for a meeting with dignitaries and a final hot meal. At least 300 persons lined the beach with cameras. Puffin' Atlantic Johnstone, wearing an aqua sweatshirt bearing the lettering "Virginia Beach, Va.," across the front, and Hoare, dressed in a T-shirt and khakis, made their way to the dining room where they quickly downed bacon, eggs, toast, milk and hot tea. * * * They were scheduled to depart as soon as they finished breakfast but were delayed because of a loss of their short wave radio. Messengers were sent to find another. Asked if they had any misgivings about the trip, Johnstone replied, "Absolutely none. I'm looking forward to getting out there and meeting it all." Hoare chimed in: "I'm straining at th« bit right now." drop in factory earnings despite record hourly wages of $2.69. The average factory worker with three dependents brought home $98.24 per week in April after taxes, a drop of 10 cents, because of shorter hours. This paycheck figure dropped 45 cents in purchasing power when the price hikes were figured in. The rise in Hying costs nicked nearly half a cent from the purchasing power of the dollar, bringing it down to 88.9 cents in terms of 1957-59 value. Asked why prices continued upward while other key economic figures showed a downward trend, government sources said prices almost always lag behind. One source recalled that prices continued upward long after other economic barometers showed the nation was entering a recession in 1957. In Detroit, three big auto makers announced an estimated 850,000 employes will receive increases in cost of living benefits for the June-August quarter as a result of the rise in the consumer price index. Saturn Goes to Pad CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) — The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will trundle the first model of its Saturn 5 moon rocket to the launch pad next Wednesday five years to the day after President John F. Kennedy set the goal of landing U.S. astronauts en the moon by 1970. tary government Nguyen Cao Ky. of Premier Marines captured a small pagoda and that two bodies clad in The American representatives met Tri Quang shortly after rebel fire in the embattled city of Da Nang injured 15 U. S. servicemen and after rebel troops fired mortars at the U. S. air base near the city. American military sources said they felt none of the attacks were deliberate but exposed American servicemen to additional danger. As Ky's air force nombed rebel forces in Da Nang and riot police clashed with more than 5,000 Buddhist demonstrators in Saigon, Ky called a "civilian- military national people's congress" meeting for next Tuesday in an effort to end the strife. The congress is supposed to represent a cross-section of the country's political factions and is to discuss the ways of stabilizing the ituations before the Sept. 11 election for a constitu- en assembly. Fifteen U.S. servicemen were wounded by mortars and rockets during clashes between rebel and government forces at Da Nang and some mortar shells fired from rebel positions landed at the U.S. air base,near the city. But a U.S. spokesman In Saigon said there has been no indication that any fire had been specifically directed against U.S. troops. There was a report that Vietnamese marines loyal to Ky entered a Buddhist pagoda complex In the western end of Da Nang where dissident troops have been holding out and that bodies of several monks were seen near a pagoda. The report could not be verified. One source put the number killed at 1 and the wounded — both military and civilian — at about 180. This source said 150 persons were taken into custody and that weapons and grenades were seized. The fighting took place mainly at the Tan Linh Pagoda, one of the secondary structures in the complex, the source said. Witnesses said later the Cross Burning Called Prank KENILWORTH, 111. (AP)—An eight-foot wooden cross was set aflame Friday night in front of the only Negro-owned home in this fashionable North Shore suburb of Chicago, Police attributed the work to pranksters. They said they knew of no Ku Klux Klan activity in the area. The cross flared on the lawn of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Calhoun. Calhoun, 46, is an attorney with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. His wife, Lillian, 42, is a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. Mrs. Calhoun said she and her husband were away at the time and their oldest daughter, Laura, 14, minding Uieir three children, was the only family member to see the cross. Ark-Mo Seeks PSC Stock O.K. Arkansas-Missouri Power Co. at Blytheville asked Friday for permission from the state Pub- lie Service Comission to issue 436,569 additional shares of $2.50 par value common stock. PSC approval would allow the firm to issue one share of common stock for each four shares outstanding on June 3. The power company proposed to transfer {1,091,493 from its paid-in surplus account to its capital stock account. monk's robes were tying on its steps. . ; Considerable small arms fire wat reported around the main pagoda complex in eastern Da Nang, but there was no indication that the government troops were trying to enter it Anoher report said Ky reinforced his troops in Da Nang with 10 planeloads of airborne forces and that these troops had moved on a rebel-held hospital near a pagoda. The report saiil there had been heavy fighting with casualties on both sides. As newsmen watched, a Vietnamese marine officer executed a rebel army private taken pris- heavy central fighting market oner during around the place. _....; Marines marched the man across a street on which snipers were firing from time to time. The officer drove up in a jeep, talked briefly to the prisoner and shot him in the chest with his pistol. A marine said tha man had thrown three and grenades at government forces..c.- 1,000 Due In Summer School Here An enrollment of approximately 1,050 students can be expected for this summer's program of classes In the Blytheville school district, according to Director of Instruction L.D. (Buck) Harris. Harris said the classes will be basically remedial and will begin Monday, May 30, at six elementary schools and at Harrison High School and Blytheville. High School. Elementary classes will be held Monday through Friday, ending July 8, while the high school classes will be taught Monday through Saturday weekly until July 2. Hours of instruction for both are 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. The elementary schools — Franklin, Robinson, Fairview, Central, Sudbury, and Lange — will offer remedial instruction in reading and mathematics, •with the intention, Harris said, of preparing students to be promoted with their classes. Bill Livingston, who will serve as principal of Central and Lange next year, has been named supervisor for all elementary school classes. At the high schools, remedial instruction will be offered in English, mathematics, science and history, and "enrichment" courses (i.e., those not necessary for graduation) will be offered in zoology, American government, typing, and driver education. There will be a fee for the driver education course, Harris said. Principal of the Harrison program will be L. D. Jeffers, while D. B. Meador will head the program at Blytheville High School. Harris said federal funds provided by Title I, ESEA, will make this year's summer program possible. lllllllllllllllillllllllllllllllllllMilllllllllllllllllllllllullllllllllllllllllll'' Weather Forecast Clear to partly cloudy and warm through Sunday with scattered showers or thundershowers mainly south portion this afternoon and early tonight. High today and Sunday mostly in the 80s. Low tonight mostly In the 60s.

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