The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 13, 1966 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 13, 1966
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS YOU 62—NO. 7« BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS (7231S) MONDAY, JUNE 13,1966 TEN CENTS 14 PAGES hjri?W|S'* h YI") /', ' ' <\> w'.iXw^TO^'Wv ' "V fill YJ^^M^r^> 100 INDIANS DIE AS TRAINS COLLIDE INSTRUCTIONS - Jesse + Coalter, a key figure in the Red Cross swim program, is caught by the camera as he addresses assistants in the huge program which opened this morning. Some 500 youngsters have signed up for the annual project which teaches swimming, advanced swimming and life-saving. (Courier News Photo) Wrecks Kill 8 In State By The Associated Press Traffic deaths on Arkansas highways approached holiday proportions during the weekend. Eight persons died in seven ac- the Associated count from 6 Friday "to midnight Sun- cidents during Press' fatality p.m. day. One accident resulted in two deaths. Mrs. Doris Honeycutt, 43, of Warren and Lanney Glen Wild man 24, of Searcy died in a head-on collision on U.S. 67 about seven miles south oi Sheridan Sunday. Honeycutt, a Warren shoe store operator, and Wildman's wife, Donna Marie, 22, were seriously injured, State Trooper Jesse Jones said. Wanda Cowart, 22, of Mountain Home was killed early Sunday when hr car left Arkansas 5 about three miles north of Mountain Home. Sheriff Emmett Edmonds said she was thrown from the car and it rolled over her. Jess Young, 65, (Union County), Opposition. Anticipated Marchers to Pluck Voters from Fields said police. Donald Martin, of Norphlet was killed when the car in which he was riding left Arkansas 335. James Murphy, 49, also of Norphlet, driver of the car, was injured, ..... 30, of Scott died in the head-on collision of a car and truck on U.S. 70 near North Little Rock about midnight Saturday. State Trooper Caryle Rose said Martin's car collided with a pickup driven by Gary Harris, 18, of Mayflower. Harris was hospitalized. Charles Donald Cooper, 21, of Ha'zen was killed when his car left Arkansas II about one mile north of Hazen Sunday and struck a bridge. Wilford Sanchez, 28, of Bradford died when his car left U.S. 64 east of Blad Knob and went into a ditch Saturday. State Trooper John Westmoreland said Sanchez was thrown from the car and drowned. Dempsey Clark Jr., 33, of Lit tie Rock was killed when a car struck a bridge on Interstate 30 in Little Rock Sunday night. By BILL CRIDER ENID, Miss. (AP) Teams of Negroes fan out from the Meredith march into cotton plantations today to push voter registration among Negro workers in the fields. 'I'm sure we will meet with some opposition in view of the publicity on the Meredith march," said Charles Horwitz, a white staff worker for the Mississippi Freedom Democratic party. "But we will go anyway." He said he expects opposition to be minor. The main body of marchers will be on S. 51 again with a goal of making 20 miles to Grenada by nightfall, the largest jump to date. March leaders are facing increasing difficulty in getting campsites. At Grenada, homes of Negroes will be open to the procession. To cut the distance from the Enid campsite where the marchers stayed in two tents Sunday night and to give veteran hikers a rest — a group of newcomers walked six miles Sunday to near Oakland and were returned to Enid by trucks. Today's march began where the vanguard left off. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who rejoined the procession briefly, said they should be in Jackson — the state capital and number "will rival the Alabama pilgrimage from Selma to Mont gomery last year," King predicted. The Selma march climaxed with 25,000 pouring into Montgomery. After walking for a few hours King went by car to Marks for the funeral of Armstead Phipps who died on the march Thursday of a heart attack. * • * Civil rights groups around the country held meetings and symbolic marches Sunday in sup port of the Meredith march and to commemorate the third anniversary of the death of Medgar W. Evers. Evers, a state official of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, was shot by a sniper in the driveway of his home in Jackson. The demonstrations general^ were small, quiet, and without incidents. 'He was tempted to say when imes were bad that maybe we ught to act in some more di- ect way," Roy Wilkins, execu- ive director of the National As- ociation for the Advancement f Colored People, told 1,000 Ne- roes at Jackson. "But he knew lat was not the way. Don't misunderstand, I want you to ight every step of the way for what is due you. Only remem- er, when we win and we will we and the white people must Cotton Council Will Explain Research Bill Representatives of the National Cotton Council will speak at i. meeting here at 9:30.. tomor- ow morning at irstF National Robinson Improving BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) —Actor 'Edward G. Robinson, 72 who suffered abdominal injuries in a traffic accident Wednesday, was improving at Mt. Sinai Hospital, officials reported Sunday night. A hospital spokesman said Robinson would remain in the Hospitals Certified Three hospitals in Mississipp County are among 84 in Arkan sas which have been certified as eligible to accept Medicare patients by the Department o Health. Education and Welfare Chickasawba Hospital in BIy theville, Rodman's Hospital in Leachville and Shaneyfell Hospital in Manila wert cerOflcc by HEW, which issues »pprova after investigating hospital com tooUwr »t« 14 days, Uwi. pliance with federal civil rights ive together." Mild dissension among civil Bank. C. E. McDaniel and Bill Perk- ns of the Cotton Council will liscuss the cotton Research and 'romotion Bill. This producer - sponsored leg slation would let growers vote n a referendum for a heltwide assessment of $1 per bale to expand cotton research and promotion. It has been passed by t h e iouse, approved by the Senate Agriculture Committee and awaits action by the full Senate. Purpose of the bill is to help offset the competition from syn thetics. Woman Killed With Bow and Arrow NEW YORK (AP) -Waslone Georges, 59, was charged with wmicide today, accused of fatally shooting Florence Tolliver, 53, with a bow and arrow. Police said Georges shot the woman in the hip with a three- foot arrow, using a 45-pound- pull bow. No motive was given. The victim was found dying ;rom loss of blood on the first floor landing of a Harlem apartment building early Sunday. Mrs. Gandhi Preparing To Visit Moscow NEW DELHI, India. (AP) Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is planning a trip soon to Moscow, her press secretary announced today. Her talks with Soviet leaders reportedly will deal with Soviet misgivings about Mrs. Gandhi's economic policies, which have included attracting private American investors rather than concentrating on the "public sector" in India's mixed economy. BOMBAY (AP) - At least 100* Indians were feared killed today' and 120 injured when two suburban trains jammed with commuters crashed together in a Bombay suburb. Five hours after the early morning collision, railway officials announced 52 bodies had been counted and there were 106 injured so far. Traffic on the city's railways, which carry two million persons daily, was disrupted while doctors, firemen and police struggled through the wreckage to rescue trapped commuters. Each train reportedy carried more than 1,500 passengers. Firemen used blowtorches to cut their way into twisted aluminum coaches in which men, women and schoolchildren were trapped. The accident was thought to be the worst in western India's rail history. It occurred near a grade crossing north of Matun- ga Station, nine miles from Victoris Station in downtown Bom bay. The collision occurred at the 'i a.m. rush hour. One train bound „ „ J., L -,, t. I tion, 20 miles to the north, was James H. Meredith, i3, who ,,„.„„ „„»„;,„! ,„ author frank rights leaders on some aspects of the Meredith march flared again. started the walk from Memphis, Tenn., June 5 said in New York iis biggest concern was that everyone understand its pur- rase. He said he told two civil •ights leaders he did not want it 'turned into a publicity stunt or fund-raising contest among civil rights organizations." Meredith was wounded on the second day by two blasts of birdshot. Aubrey .James Norvell, the 40-year-old Memphis white man charged with the shooting, has a hearing Tuesday on a petition to be freed until the trial. Charles Evers, who took over iis brother's job, had asked for assurances that those partici- lating in the march would not drain Mississippi of funds for necessary work and leave after march publicity was over. The campers at Enid had better facilities than the night before when their tents were pitched in a dusty cornfield. The Enid Dam, a federally built earthen structure, contains a recreation reservoir and the camnsite is lush, manicured See INTEGRATION on Page U being switched to another track The other train was en route to the central terminal. The impact sent the first three cars of one train off he racks. Service on the central railway was stopped at once, halting movement to Madras, Calcutta and New Delhi. Thousands of persons rushed to the crash scene in a crowded residential area while hundreds of police tried to cordon off the area. The first carriage of the Thana-bound train was the worst hit. Most of the occupants were women, including scores b! vegetable vendors. The Municipal General Hospital at nearby Sion was set apart for accident casulties and closed to other admissions while the Indian navy's Shore Hospital rushed 100 doctors and nurses to Matunga to treat the injured. Victoria Terminus platforms, nine miles from the accident spot, were soaked with blood as dozens of casualties were brought for admission to the Downtown Hospital. .. ..CARRIER FIRST — A swivel-wing, ver- ticle take-off transport goes straight up from the deck of the carrier Bennington off the California coast in the first carrier test of this type plane. The craft, LTV Aerospace Corp.Y * XC-142A tri-service transport, is capable ot_ 400 m.p.h. in forward flight. In Viet Nam War Protests Resume; MIG-17 Downed By ANDREW BORROWIEC SAIGON (AP) - Buddhist-inspired demonstrations swept the streets of Saigon anew today, ending two weeks of comparative peace in the riot-weary capital of South Viet Nam. Steel-helmeted riot police de-,crowds fled before clouds . of ployed around .the U.S. Embas- tear gas fired from grenade sy as crowds of demonstrators i«niwi«>r« led by robed monks and nuns converged on the city's center. A score of monks were arrested at the central market, and TWO U.S. JETS LOST By ROBERT TUCKERMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP)-A U.S. Navy pilot destroyed the 13th Communist MIG of the war in an air battle between the key North Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Hai- phong Sunday and narrowly missed getting a second. But two U.S. planes were lost in new air attacks against the Communist north today. ~ , IT i T »jr ™ in «f Itguyen van nueu, wuuui uw £ m , d l H SL U JSS' £ m B^dhists want removed along Politicos Tranquil At Tomato Festival The Soviet Union and its economic aid-about • billion dollars committed thus far-play an important role in India's economic PllHffllffc* By JOHN R. STARR : Associated Press Writer WARREN, Ark. (AP)-A hot sun kept the crowd small, but the candidates were in the shade and nine of the ten men running for governor bid for votes with stretch-run enthusi- ams at the Pink Tomato Festival Saturday. Winthrop Rockefeller met his Republican primary opponent, Gus McMillan of Sheridan, for the first time before the speaking. Brooks Hays was late because of car trouble but he got his 10 minutes of speaking time any- liow. The Democratic candidates, seated on the same platform, bandied one another gently. Nobody said anything really lew. The crowd listened attentively but showed little enthusiasm. Th,e only spontaneous cheer came when Winston Chandler said he would do away with the state income tax withholding system. One man shouted, "Yea!" with vigor. Rockefeller said that he couldn't not claim to have run as often as some of his opponents but that be bad beta run- ning in this race longer. He announced that he would be a candidate on the day after the 1964 election. * * * McMillan introduced himself as the "first and possibly worst" speaker, then decried federal expenditures on the space race. "We're shooting at God's planets," he said. Jim Johnson, the first Democratic speaker, said he was glad that Rockefeller had a Republican opponent because the GOP primary would give Arkansas a chance to make a real assessment of Republican strength. "We'll find out how many of those votes he got (in .1964) were pro-Rockefeller voters and how many were anti-Faubus votes," Johnson said. Johnson urged his listeners to "get South Arkansas back into the state by electing a native son" as governor. Sam Boyce said he would cut wasteful spending in government and push governmental reorganisation. "I propose to build a new Arkansas," he said. "The only questions is whether we have courage, the energy eathuiiaia to put and irograms into effect." Frank Holt said he was running on his record and not any 'the demerits,' if any, real or imagined, of my opponents." Holt said that he would accle- erate the progress of the state. Dale Alford said he would offer a program of positive action and that the candidates would do the state a service by refraining from name-calling. Kenneth Sulcer didn't go along with this idea. "Some candidates say they won't bring names in," he said. "They can't afford to. But Kenneth Sulcer will name names. I think you need to know who's stealing this state blind." Winston Chandler said his program emphasizes education and he mentioned that several candidates, including Rockefeller, have not as yet announced a platform. Hays, who did not arrive until after the other gubernatorial candidates had left the platform, discussed his experience during almost 40 years as a public official. The only candidate who did not appear was Raymond Rebsamen. He was invited. No reason was given for his ab- Roseburg, Ore., scored the hit on the MIG with his second leat-seeking Sidewinder in a numerically equal dogfight be- .ween four F8 Crusader jets ran the carrier Hancock and our Soviet-designed MIGs. U.S. spokesman said the encounter occurred 31 miles northwest of Haiphong, North Viet Nam's main port, and 35 miles northeast of Hanoi, the capital. The missile homed in on the MIG's hot tailpipe and destroyed it. Marr, commanding officer of Fighter Squadron 211 aboard the Hancock, attacked another MIG with his 20mm cannon and hit its right wing but ran out of ammunition before he could finish off the enemy plane. The damaged plane apparently limped home. A twin-jet U.S. Air Force B57 Canberra fighter-bomber vanished with its two crewmen east of the Mu Gia Pass today, while an Air Force F4C Phantom jet was shot down by ground fire northwest of coastal Dong Hoi City. Parachutes were seen but the two fliers were listed as missing. They were the 261st and 262nd American planes reported lost over the Communist north. * * » In the jungled central highlands of South Viet Nam, U.S. paratroopers killed 25 Communists in a series of skirmishes as the "Screaming Eagles" of the 101st Airborne Division combed the launchers. The demonstrations were staged at the Height of the evening rush hour. As usual, the demonstrators marched out of the Buddhist Institute some two miles from the heart of the city. The institute has been the nerve center of all Buddhist agitation in Saigon. One group succeeded in reaching the heavily guarded Gia Long Palace, the residence of the chief of state, Lt. Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu, whom the with Premier Nguyen Cao Ky. Riot police charged the crowd there, herding the monks into lolice vans. Youths were taken o police stations and police said hey would be sent for induction into the army. In scattered parts of,the city lolice removed outside Bud- Ihist family altars, put out in an emotional gesture of antigov ernment protest. ago. mountain lair of a North Vietnamese regiment. They have been battling since Tuesday. Before the paratroopers moved into the area where the North Vietnamese were believed encircled, high-flying B52s from Guam saturated it witb tombs. Alcatraz Opens For Wedding SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Alcatraz, the isolated craggy rock in San Francisco Bay, had more persons on it Sunday than lave been on it since the federal arison was closed three years so. v :i More than 100 persons attended the wedding of Barbara Hart and John Catelli of San Jose. They were married on "The Rock," one of Barbara's childhood dreams. Barbara is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Hart. Her 'ather was a guard at Alcatraz for 18 years, he grew up there. Her parents still live there. They are the caretakers of the island. Weather Forecast . Considerable cloudiness through Tuesday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms today and tonight. Tuesday partly cloudy and not so warm. High today 88 to 92. Lows tonighl 'in the 60s. High Tuesday hvtii* low 80s. Probability of rain this afternoon 40 percent increasing to 50 percent tonight. Outlook Wednesday partly cloudy and warm.

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