The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 9, 1966 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 9, 1966
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TORNADOES BATTER TOPEKA. 600 HURT Bbthtvffls <M.> Csato Idwi - ttutttoy. June t. MM- Pan tern By ELON TORRENCE TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Tor- aadoes battered widely scattered sections of eastern Kansas Wednesday night including the itate's capital city where it gouged a 15-mile path of de- itruction. The storms left at least 13 dead, nearly 600 Injured, and damage in the millions. Topeka, the state capital, was hardest hit, with 12 dead. An estimated 450 persons were treated for various injuries. At least 50 were hospitalized. Police and volunteer workers dug through rubble throughout the night seeking trapped and injured residents. About 4,500 were left homeless. Manhattan, horn* of Kansas Protests Bloom In Memphis raked Washbum causing extensive By BOB GILBERT SENATOBIA, Miss. (AP) The James H. Meredith Mississippi march has led to a related protest in Memphis. In New York, Meredith pledged to return armed if necessary. Footsore after adding 6(4 miles to the 27 Meredith walked before he was shot, many of the Negroes staged another three- miie walk Wednesday night from a Memphis church to the hospital treated. where Meredith was They claimed Bowld ing to the South. Hospital mistreated the 33-year old law student in his two-day stay there. On returning home, Meredith told newsmen: "I will be armed when I return unless I have positive assurances that arms are not needed. * f + "I believe in law and order, but if the whites continue to kill Negroes, then the Negroes will have to join together to resist this slaughter." Meredith said he still Is weak from loss of blood and that lie has been ordered by his doctor to rest for a week before return- By Lines ...By You (EDITORS NOTE: THIS column 1J for use by the readers. Material •ubmltted will not be returned. All material should b« typed and double-spaced and Is subject, to editing Writer* ahould i'gn their names and. in the cases of students, ihould give their age. Names will be withheld on request.) Fighting Men in Vietnam They stalk an unseen enemy Through mud and muck and monsoon season. They walk with faith alone as guide In blind devotion without rea- eon, Save love of country and Obedi- ance, (The Call To Arms did not expound) They fight toe Battle of Expedience. They wade the paddies in t h e night As morbid stench on heat waves ride, Bugs, flies, mosquitoes interpose While Life and Death walk side by side. What moment will they turn, this throng? Who is to say? Who is to know? Vietnamese or Viet Cong They look alike - the friend and foe. Who can the minds of men dissect? Today i friend, tomorrow • foe, The three civil rights leaders who headed the line of marchers down U.S. 51 were to be joined by a fourth *day. James Farmer, former director of the Congress of Racial Equality, says he will join Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Floyd McKissick and Stokely Carmicahel. King is head of the Southern Christian Leadersip Conference; McKissick is director of CORE and Carmichael heads the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. t * t Two white men were arrested one block north of Coldwater's downtown area about the time the Mississippi marchers arrived there. Charles Snodgrass, head of the plain clothes division of the state highway patrol, said the men were arrested on a routine check and that a rifle had been found in their truck. No charges had been filed. Highway patrolmen, their gray-blue uniforms soaked with perspiration like the clothes of the hikers, exercised little authority other than to restrict walking to the shoulder of the highway which is two-lane most of the way. The white man charged with shooting Meredith Monday, Aubrey James Norvell, 40, of Memphis, still is jailed in Hernando, Miss., in lieu of $25,000 bond. He has pleaded innocent. People In The Hews WASHINGTON (AP) - A 90- year-old Russian princess, who was born in the White House and has been blind for 10 years, can see again. She is Princess Cantacuzene, who was born Julia Grant, grand-daughter of President Ulysses S. Grant. She has lived alone in a Wash ington apartment for the past 10 dark years. She had not hope of ever seeing again. Two weeks ago, the retina dropped in one eye, enabling her to see again. Doctors said they could not explain why her sight had suddenly returned in this way. "I can't read," says Princess Cantacuzene, widow of a Russian prince, "I see color. I see people, but things are a little blurred. You can't imagine what it's like, to see again." LONDON (AP) - Frederick Lennon, Beatle John Lennon's bartender father, announced today that he's going to marry a barmaid and he won't invite his famous son to the wedding. "John has forgotten me," said State University, 80 miles west of Topeka, suffered heavy property damage. About 85 persons were injured. Tornadoes also caused damage at Wolcott, Jarbalo, Basehor and Lansing. Maj. Gen. Joe Nickell, adjutant general of the Kansas National Guard, said the funnel appeared to bounce off Burnett's Mound, a landmark in the southwest section of Topeka, then dropped into a heavily populated residential area. It then University, damage to almost every building on the ISO-acre campus. The funnel, loaded with debris and moving ponderously, next hit near the statehouse on the frinre of the downtown area, knocking out windows in all the major buildings and blistering the streets with rubble. It continued moving northeastward, diagonally across the city, striking an urban renewal section called Garden Park and slamming into the municipal airport, damaging planes, the tower, terminal building, hangars and other facilities. Gov. William Avery was at OBITUARY • B. C. Harmon Services for B. C. Harvison will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cobb Funeral Home chapel by Harold Littrell. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Mr. HarvisoTi died Sunday jere. He leaves his wife, six sons, including Alvin Toland, of Bourbon, Mo.; two sisters, 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Pallbearers will Riggs, Leon Riggs, Tommy James, Jr., E. B. Ashabranner, Herbert White and Orie Wilson. be Maxle Orzie and Harriet Nelson of the former television series "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" are grandparents for a third time. June Nelson, wife of the couple's son David, gave birth in Burbank to an 8-pound, 2-ounce son, James Eric. David and June have another son, 3. The elder Nelsons' other son, Ricky, and his wife, Kristin, have a 2-year-old daughter. he scene of some of the worst damage soon after the tornado struck. He called out the National Guard and requested assistance from personnel at nearby Forbes Air Force Bate. The heaviest damage appeared to be in a residential area in the southwest section of he city where an estimated 75 to 100 residences, including single dwellings, duplexes, and apartment buildings, were smashed. The top two floors ol two three-story apartment buildings, the Embassy and the Huntington, were destroyed. The statehouse suffered minor damage to the roof of the capital dome. Windows in the building were blown out and trees on the ground were shredded or blown down. The state printing plant, just south of the statehouse grounds, was badly dam aged. The. National Reserve Life Insurance Co. building, a 10-story structure in the downtown area was roped off for fear por tions of it would crumble. Police Lt. Fred Feaker said the build ing's interior was gutted and the structure was leaning. The entrance to the Capital Journal newspaper building was blown out, and across the street a truck terminal was wrecke* and semi-trailers were up-ende< like match boxes thrown in the wind. Mayor Charles W. Wright Jr estimated damage in the multi million dollars. Two thousand homes were extensively dam aged or destroyed, he said. At Manhattan, the Jardine- Harris student housing development was heavily damaged. Th< development is occupied b; married students at K-State University, but most had vacat ed at the close of the semester The wind whipped roofs from the units and whipped debri over a wide area. The antenna of the university radio station and the Manhattan CATV towe were toppled. The Blue Valley trailer court in north Manhattan was smashed with 13 trailers overturned or demolished att others damaged. The storm ripped down tent of the 69th Infantry Brigade a Ft. Riley. The brigade is a Na tional Guard unit on active dut at the Army post, located near Junction City. Six men were taken to the Irwin Army hosp tal on the post. Three were ad mitted, but their condition wa not serious. Weather u. 8. Weather Afrteomm tMrttee Mttr, A*. Th« midwatt had a nifht of violent weather ai Hurricane Alma continued in the news. Ar- ksnsss had a placid night as hundentormi (ailed to develop. A cold front moving through orthwest Arkansas this morn- ng dropped temperatures eight degrees in two hours at Fayetteville. The steady utterly movement of the front today will bring cooler air to the entire itate tonight and Friday. Afternoon and evening ttmnderihowers will likely develop along the front as it moves into central and Eastern Arkansas later today. Yesterday'! highs were in the upper M's in the extreme northwest and in the low to mid-90's elsewhere. Overnight laws were generally in the W's. Brisk southerly winds today will make for poor spring conditions in the delta. Shower possibility is about 40 percent in the north delta. Daily Record Traffic Awldents Gars driven by Walter Lee Bell of 616 Rowmood and Her man Zeidner of 422 W. Main involved in an accident yesterday on McHaney near Mathis. Bell was charged with having no driver's license, and the owner of the car he drove, Roosevelt Hirsch of 1163 S. 18th was charged with permitting *n unauthorized person to operate a motor Vehicle. A ear owned by Mrs. Judith Bone of Route 4, BJythevUle, was reported yesterday as having been damaged by a hit-and- run driver on E. Main. No charges nave yet been placed. Markets Open 8Kb Low Last Chicago Wheat July 18M4 169% 168H sept nm m% my* Dec. 176tt 177% 176% lUfb— M Overnight low— 72 Precipitation put at hftu Precipitation Jan. 1 to <U Sunwt todiy— t-.n Sunrise tomorrow — 4:46 This Datt A Yt*r At* Yesttrdayi him— 88 Overnight low — 69 Precipitation Jan. 1 to Unto— 11.39 CITY (Continued from page One) uled the November hearing for final decision. "The trick was to convince them that our expected revenues from civilian and military passenger traffic and freight service would justify our inclusion, on the Memphis - St. Louts route," Edwards said. "A joint study conducted by the city and Ozark Airlines last year was the basis of our case. It showed mat revenues would be considerable." * * * Edwards said the government does not want to make further subsidies for new flights and insists that new service pay its own way. Edwards said limited service would begin immediately if the November hearing proves favorable. "Eventually, we will be a regular Ozark stop, along with Cape Girardeau on the Menv phis-St. Louis route." 169 Chicago Soybeans July Aug. Sept. 31314 294% 316% 316 295% 177 315% 313% 314% 294% New York Stock* Texas G. S 96% Chrysler 41Ve 51H 52M 68V» RCA AT&T Dow SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Comedian Allan Sherman's wife, Dolores, has filed for divorce, charging extreme cruelty and mental suffering. Mrs. Sherman, wed to the comedian for 21 years, asked custody of their children, Robert, 16, and Nancy, 14. Xerox 850 GM »«- PanAmer 67% Ford *8H W'house 56% US Steel 4SV4 Curtis Pub V Comsat 66 Amer Motors * ears 58 arke Davis 31 Gen Elect 106 eth Steel 32V4 eynoldc Tob 37V- tandard NJ 70& oliday Inn 3tV< irk - La <H rk - Mo 14 ivco • Wayne .......... S4 3 / World Deaths MILL VALLEY, Calif. (AP — F. C. Coppieus, 86, manager Enrico Caruso and other op- Fa greats, died Wednesday, oppicus in 1917 founded the Metropolitan Musical Bureau, a oncert agency. He was born in ologne, Germany, and came to the United States in 1905. PRYOR, OWa. (AP) - Guy S. onnors, 75, a Tulsa pipeline consultant, died Wednesday. onnors, former vice president You Could Peddle It Yourself... This ia the war • the dirty war, A war no one can win, and so They tend their maimed, inter their dead In stoic silence, their emotion Burned and churned, turned outside In, Do what they must with mute devotion. They fight and die and dream their dreamt In murky jungle, cave and field, "Contain! Restrain! Engage the foe!" , They fast deploy, their weapons wield. The rolling sweat, the pouring blood, The unshed teats of eonsUrna- tion Bespeak their valor and their love Of'family, home and of their nation. . KatbtriM Newman Bcholi Lennon, 52. "Since he became famous, we've only met once. Of course, he'll be welcome if he wants to come." The bride-to-be is Trudie Harris, 41, divorced mother of six children. Lennon's first wife was killed in a traffic accident. BURBANK, Calif. (AP) ••*••••••• ••••••••••••*••••••••• Services 87 Coll FUNERAL HOMI Or \f* • • • B. 0. HARVISON, 7 p.m. Bftt- urday, Cobb Funeral Home Chip- tl. You can pf0ce an Inexpensive) arf In Tne Courier Newi pages and reach approximately 34,000 readers rfatfy. It would take a lot of HORSEPOWER to reach that many pottif !/«/ customer*. MiiiiiiiiiBiiBiiiiiiiiiiim Let The Classified Ads Wor/c For You/ BLYTHEVULE COURIER NEWS' Alma Falls On Florida ST. PETERSauftS, Fla. !AP)- Hurricane Alma, leaving a trail of at least 39 dead behind, thundered toward another landfall in the Florida Panhandle today after clawing the length of the state's west coast. Aa Sie hurricane whirled up the Gulf of Mexico just offshore, heavy tides rolled across the beaches in the storm's wake, but did not reach the dangerous proportions that had been feared. At St. Petersburg, where Alma came closest to the mainland, water running three to five feet above normal inundated beach roads and closed roads and bridges connecting a chain of offshore resort islands. * * * . The predicted tides of 1 to 10 feet above normal would have wreaked havoc along great stretches of gulf beaches. A curve to a northwest track apparently took Tallahassee, Florida's capital city of 60,000 population, out of range of Alma's strongest winds. The weather bureau predicted that the hurricane would reach the area of Apalachicola in a few hours and winds would rise rapidly from Apalachee Bay westward to Fort Walton Beach. A possibility of tornadoes existed in north Florida and south Georgia. At 9 a.m. EST, the hurricane was centered about 45 miles southeast of Apalachicola, a city of 3,000. It wa» moving northwest at 16 miles an hour, with top winds of 90 mile* an hour and gales covering an area 450 miles in diameter. """ » * * ".".'.".'! Two persons lay dead behind,'.'.".' the storm in Florida, and fir 1 '" 1 Cuba the Communist party re-' ported at least 7 were killed, 78 ••:injured, and crops and proper-;,;,.,,, ty heavily damaged. Thirty"],.; were reported dead in Hondu- ; " as. Alma left a 250-mile trail of; ';•; debris from Key West to Tan*.- • pa Bay. .'.' '• :': Top winds of 100 miles an;-. ; ; hour whirled around the eeft>, ; . ter as the hurricane struck the.. ,''•• city of St. Petersburg a glsncs ; •;; ing but potent blow. " i '•'• A last-minute westerly shift-' >'-• in the storm's track spared Sfc ;;.-: Petersburg's .sister city, . pa, the worst of Alma's winds.-, ^™^^"" "" ^^^^ • - .' P-. Remember Pay •-r.c- Your Paper Boy ;.v : . EUBANKS Flooring Co. 815 N. 6th PO 3-6092. • Lees Carpet Armstrong Linoleum • Kentile Tile • Formica Cabinet Tops • Ozite Outdoor Carpet • Viking Kitchen Carpet • Stylon Ceramic Tile Open Thurs. Evenings Til 8 P.M. of William Brothers Corp., had been hospitalized since May 26 when he became ill at his ranch home in eastern Oklahoma. He was born in Eau Claire, Wis. All Work Guaranteed 18 Years Experience BILL BEARD Auto Body Paint & Glass Works 8213 Birch St. (Rear) Ph. PO 3-8345 THE PRESS AND COHBETT MASK Here'* what Witor-FuWisher Bill Wood of the Grand Prairie Herald, Haxen, Ark., hat» saj about Corbett Maifc D*. COMSTT MAS* ~ OUR CHOICE JK a ml* w* Moany m«n eat personal politfc»l • aabfeM <mffl fht w*dc Mot* an dwUw. This fhw «aeh \ eaadldat* tin* to tut* hit petition* on practically tvery gutter wd th*nby (ives Hi a IxtUr chaac* to aw wlMt kiaa CbtsaitueM <B tt!« y*if« «l«etioa bowtvtr in TO- nntiat « traptioB to thfe mb. A home-town roan, Or. , Cerbttt Mult, ii M*Unt tin petition of Ututenaiit Governor. W* bdta* it to U MI Wy unneccuaiy to commend Dr. Majk to any *»t*r ¥ VnM* County. Although w» an lure there an UIIIM inn anwnf *!» hrawfofti-who -will vote ayalnit Um. «• vmi* ew*4« W» «>« «* *•*•» *» *•* «""»»• M Chrilatetf the itoto wiata— tt» saw* body h« will b« «1W topnaW.™nr «han aheM. Dr. Haft to a dedicated nan wfcow «• M H Wy o« erbv Wm»*K a* .» swric* to ft* •t*to»4ttapaspl». b allot our diallaifirttli Unite bun feoad klm'le be hope* Mr aad tnurtworthy. Aad w, ft k «ttb tfee Mfhut eooMmee tta* w» tan Mppert Dr. MMe this early toflM MM. B«*artlw» ol the — w»b«Ji«T»Dr.M»»khuth» • bwaai* th«r *»»» M» «a »• do — but to Atkauani eray. QvalHM Throwflh Ixpfrtonc* ORBETT MAS UlUTINANT GOVERNOR Rocky's Bait Shop 201 No. Center St. (Formerly Bud and Ira's Bait Shop) Minnows - Worms Crayfish - Crickets Fishing Tackle Ice and Snacks Play Ground Equipment SWINGS SLIDES • CLIMBING TOWERS • MERRY-GO- BOUND AT LAO & LASSIE EAST MAIN ST. Cotfonwood: Raceway ^ Int. 35 & Hiway 140 ; OSCEOLA, ARK. • Racing this Friday & Each Friday Nighf Time Trials — 6:30 Races — 8:15 p.m. All New Track Steel Bleachers C!«s» "C" Stackers and Class "A" Super Modified from a 5-State Area. THt FASTEST , QUARTlR-MILt GUMBO TRACK IH THE < SOUTH ]

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