The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 13, 1966 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 13, 1966
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Blythevtne (Ark.) Courier News - Monday, June U, MM- Pi|* Thm 1,000 Youth Riot After Is Wounded By LAWRENCE L. KNUTSON CHICAGO (AP)-Violent street figliting erupted in a predominantly Puerto Rican neighborhood on Chicago's North Side Sunday night after a policeman shot a Puerto Rican youth he said had threatened him with a gun. The surging, rock-throwing mobs numbered more than 1,000, police said. The rioters tipped a police car on its side and burned it. Another squad car was heavily damaged. Windshields of many more were broken by rocks and hurled pop bottles. Fire was started in another police car, but quickly extinguished. By midnight at least two dozen persons had been injure an more than 30 jailed. Police were pelted with rocks, bottles and debris as they tried to disperse the crowds in a 10- square-block area. * ¥ * . Sporadic gunfire could be heard and looting was reported in several shops. Patrolman Thomas Munyon, 25, the officer who shot the youth, described the incident: "My partner and I went into this alley to break up a fight. .. This guy started to pull a gun from under his shirt and I shot him. There were about 10 or 15 persons in the alley. . . so my partner and I put the wounded man into a car and got out of there." The wounded man was identified as Cruz Arcelis, 20. Munyon, married and the father of two, said he fired four nre Battle Blaze n Ruby Sanity Hearing Starts By TOM JOHNSON DALLAS, Tex (AP) - The question of whether Jack Ruby was sane or insane when he killed Lee Harvey Oswald is to be decided by a district court jury this week. The sanity hearing—first re quested and then opposed defense attorneys—gets under way today with the selection of a jury. Ruby's lawyers, claiming their client's constitutional rights would be violated by having to present witnesses who might be called for a possible Second murder trial, are expected to ask for a postponement. Judge Louis T. Holland indicated at a pretrial hearing Friday that he would not grant any delays. Ruby, 55, former strip joint operator, is under the death penalty for killing Oswald, named by the Warren Commission as the assassin of President John F. ennedy. The slaying in the basement of the Dallas police station occurred before a nationwide television audience Nov. 24, 1963. After they were unsuccessful In forestalling the sanity hearing, two groups of lawyers each representing Ruby, said they would not call their client to the stand nor would they presen witnesses or evidence to supper: their earlier contentions he is insane. One group is headed by Phi Burleson of Dallas, currently representing Ruby. The other is headed by Joe Tonahill of Jas per, named by the Texas Coun of Criminal Appeals to repre sent Ruby in the sanity hearing Judge Holland said Friday he would recognize both groups. The Court of Criminal Appeals ordered the sanity hearing May 18, saying it would not consider an appeal of his conviction unti his mental condition had been determined. If Ruby is found insane, h< will be committed to a stab mental hospital. If found sane the high court is expected to consider his appeal. At Friday's hearing, defense lawyers said that Ruby does no want a sanity hearing. During the more than VA years he has been in jail, tb short, balding Ruby has tol' newsmen and jailers severa times he is not insane. Deputy sheriffs say that dur ing his stay in jail h« has remained outwardly calm, playin dominoes, reading . the Bible and doing pushups in his one man cell. "He's living M usual a life M could be expected," said deputj sheriff Allen Seatt. "Thre meals a day, visits by his tarn ly.thitiort of thing." mes and didnt' know how lany shots hit Arcelis. After the incident aroused •owds poured into the streets nd police canine squads were ent into the area. A police dog bit Juan Melan, fi, and the crowd shouted disap- roval. Melan was hoisted to the mulders of friends and dis- layed to the crowd, then taken ) a nearby hospital. * * » The crowd moved one block duth to the corner of Damen nd Division. Rocks and bottles egan to fall near policemen irecting traffic away from the rea. Spanish-speaking police, outh workers and Catholic riests used bullhorns to plead ith the crowds to leave. They 'ere ignored or shouted down. A rock smashed a squad car indshield and a mass of creaming youths move to- ard two empty police cars. 'hey smashed windows and tore hood off one, then moved to other chanting. The car was rocked back and forth, then turned on its side. Almost immediately flames shot from the gas tank. A column of black, greasy smoke rose high above the street. * * * Firemen, arriving to fight the flames, were pelted with stones as they wrestled with hoses among the crowds. Police movefl back into the area and charged the crowds. A woman and her 3-year-old child were knocked down and bruise in the melee. Police vans, loaded with officers armed with drawn guns and heavy wooden nightsticks, ranged up and down dimly-lit side streets in an attempt to keep order as incidents erupted one by one. There seemed to be no leadership in the crowds. At Evergreen Ave., a line of fire stretched across Damen Ave. Teen-agers had poured gasoline and then ignited it. Several persons in the crowd waved Puerto Rican flags. Fire crackers and cherry bombs exploded. SANTA BARBARA, Calif. P)—Fifteen hundred fire ghters were in virtual hand-to- and combat today against a 20,(00-acre brush and pine fire hich threatened the bathing rea of the nearly extinct Cali- ornia condors in Los Padres fational Forest. "It is strictly a hand-to-hand how,"'said U.S. Forest Service fficer Ray Dalton. "There are teep bluffs, big canyons. The vind is coming from the east. *ich makes it dangerous." Towering clouds of smoke ast an orange-tinted pall over le seaside resort town of Santa Barbara, about 35 miles to the outh. Five hundred expert Indian re lighters arrived on the lines irough the night, airlifted from Arizona and New Mexico. Other ire fighters moved in from all ver California by bus and lane. Light aircraft, which dropped ire retardant solution on the laze Sunday were to be pressed nto service again. Helicopters airlifted fire fight- rs into the inferno area which s nearly without roads. A light plane crash touched ft the blaze Saturday. So remote was the crash scene, the preading fire was not visible rom a Forest Service watch- ower until Sunday morning. Two airmen from nearby were killed and two injured in he crash of the single-engine plane. 'Must Prove The Enemy 1$ Second Rate Gen. Westmoreland Lauds £V"1 Heroism of 'Screaming Eagles' By DICK MERRON DAK TO, South Viet Nam (AP) — "You have shown stamina, courage and just plain guts," Gen. William C. Westmoreland told the battle-weary paratroopers. "For every casualty you suffered you inflicted more than 10 on the enemy." As the commander of U.S. forces in Viet Nam pinned a Silver Star Sunday on West Point's "lonesome end," Capt. William C. Carpenter, a battery of 155mm howitzers opened up on the Communists in the hills. In five days of fighting in the treacherous, sweltering jungles of South Viet Nam's central highlands, the men of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade took all the Communists could give and gave back more and better. Westmoreland came into the hill country Sunday, as the fighting continued against the entrenched North Vietnamese, to pay tribute to the "Screaming Eagles" of the 101st. Speaking to the troops as they rested on jeeps, ammunition boxes or other makeshift platforms, Westmoreland told (hem: * * * "This is difficult warfare here in Viet Nam. We must master it and prove to the enemy that he is second rate. You have done just that." Imprisoned for Debt Robert Morris, well - known signer of the Declaration of Independence and financial leader of the Revolution, lost his fortune late in life and was imprisoned-for debt for three years. KKK Leader Goes On Trial Today By CARL P..LEUBSDORF WASHINGTON (AP)-The government brings Ku Kliix Klan leader Robert M. Shelton to trial in U.S. District Court here today in the first round of an attempt to convict seven Klan leaders on contempt of Congress charges. Chief U.S. Dist. Judge Matthew F. McGuire was to designate a trial judge for the trial of Shelton, named by the House Committee on Un-American Activities as imperial wizard of the United Klans of America. If convicted, he faces a fine of between 5100 and ?1,000 and a prison sentence of from one month to one year. Lester V. Chalmers, Shellon's attorney, declined to say in advance whether he would ask for a delay in the trial. The Shelton trial, which is xpected to be short, is likely to erve as a test case for the trial f the six other Klan leaders cheduled this fall. All were cit- d for contempt by the House Feb. 2 and indicted a day later a federal grand jury. * * * The contempt charges were jrought on grounds the Klan DOCTOR'S WIDOW BUSY HELPING SICK, NEEDY MIAMI (AP) - The widow of Dr. Gonzalo Arostegui, inlerna- ionally known Cuban physician :arries on humanitarian work in Maggie Orr Arostegui pushes j "sunshine cart" every Tuesday through Mercy Hospital. It :ontains reading matter and oth- jr things patients may want. Another day, she sews in the Gesu Roman Catholic Church Spanish Center. Her husband, who founded the Cuban blood bank in 1942 and ater organized the Cuban League Against Cancer, died of cancer in New York in 1963. LOVE SONG FOR A WATER TOWER SPOKANE (AP) — Residents of the Shadle Park section ol the city gathered around a steel water tower recently and the high school band played "You Made Me Love You." When the tower was being constructed, petitions were circulated and hearings were held to protest it as « probably eyesore But the tower went up with 15 vertical cone around it am Sylvania Electric Products lighted it for a night as well as daylight spectacle. And th* community decided at a recent baflgame, to ex press its change of opinion pub licly. Annual per capita consumption at beef In the Argentine is well over 200 pounds, according to Utt Encyclopaedia Britannic* officials refused to supply | fused to answer. At the end of records and other documents to the Un-American Comittee during Activities its four- month look last fall and winter into the Klan's secrets. Shelton appeared before the Klan investigation subcomit- the last Oct. 19 and 20. After he gave his name and place and year of birth— Tuscaloosa, Al., the second session, he again asked Shelton to produce the records. Shelton again refused. On Jan. 6 the subcomittee recommended the contempt citation against Shelton and the other six Klan leaders, limited to their refusal to produce the records rather than including their refusal to answer ques- June 1929- and said he had re- tions. On Jan. 13 the full com ceived a committee subpoena to mittee approved the recom- testify Oct. 11, he refused about 100 times to answer questions. In addition to questions relating to production of personal and organizational records and tax returns, as demanded in the commitee's subpoena dated Oct. 7, Shelton on advice of his attorney refused! o give details of Klan activities. * * * He cited four constitutional amendments and argued that the investigation went beyond the scope authorized by the House and was not intended for any valid legislative purpose. The committee chairman, Rep. Edwin E. Willis, D-La., repeatedly warned Shelton he faced contempt action if he re- mendation and the House approved the citations by a 344-28 roll call vote. * * * The other Klan leaders, who face trial at weekly intervals starting Oct. 3, are James R. Jones, grand dragon, realm of North Carolina; Robert E. Scoggin, grand dragon, realm of South Carolina; Calvin F. Craig, [grand dragon of Georgia; Mar- 'shll R. Kornegay, grand dragon of Virginia; George F. Dorsett, imperial kludd and paid organizer and province titan of the realm of North Carolina; and Robert Hudgins, imperial kladd and exalted cyclops of the North Carolina Klavern using the name of the Capital City Restortion Association. You'd buy a Pontiac instead of a low-priced car if the price were right? The price is right Unite Mo» Civilian The same money you've been spending on low-priced oars will get you a big, powerful Pontiac Catalina with up to fifty more standard horsepower. A longer, limousine- lika wheelbase. A typically plush Pontiao Interior With safety features like seat b*lt« front and rear, and padded sun visors. And, of course, Wide-Track ride and handling. Now you know why we've been calling H the low-priced high-price oar. Wide-Track Pontiac Catalina (With can like these, is it any wonder Pontitc's having the best ytwta history?) m TMI low-mcio niii muetttx rout wmoeaio Hume DUMM, The men roared their motto 'Always the Best." Westmore- and shouted back: "You took he words right out of my mouth." Westmoreland pinned the Sil- 'er Star on Carpenter as an in- erim medal for the 29-year-old captain's heroism in calling a napalm strike on top of his com- lany's position. Only this dan- ;erous move saved Carpenter and his men from being wiped out by a North Vietnamese "orce three times their number. Carpenter, a hero, on the grid- ron six years ago, has been recommended for the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest award for gallantry in action, 'or his heroism on file battlefield. Westmoreland told the survivors of Carpenter's unit, C Company of the 502nd Battalion, that fight that regiment and stop it," Westmoreland said. * * * In the five days, the North Vietnamese lost an estimated 393 men. Individual American units took moderate or heavy casualties but over-all U.S. losses in Operation Hawthorne were described as light. "We had been ordered into posiiion on the hill when all hell broke loose," said the topkick of Carpenter's company, 1st Sgt. Walter J. Sabalauski, 55, of Palm Bay, Fla. "The air strike right on top of us was the only thing that saved us." Sabalauski's band was burned by the napalm. The battle began Thursday afternoon when the Communists caught Carpenter's company of paratroops in concentrated fire from the front and on both The fighting continued, t!t«. nately under a burning sun anil a drizzling rain on a bloodstained mountainside 30 miles north of Kontum, until noon/Sit- urday. By then helicopters lif$«l out the dead and badly wounded and the survivors hacked $Hr way down the steep, brush-ja^r- ered ridge and back to the;lSl. talion perimeter. : Half way round the globe, tears welled up in the eyes of Toni Carpenter as she spoke of her hero husband. ;. I'm so proud of hinv so proud to be a part of his life," the 27-year-old brunette said at her parents' home in Central Valley, N.Y. they had been up against North flanks. They hung on nine hours Vietnamese regulars and that more may be across the border in Laos. He said the North Vietnamese regiment threw two battalions— perhaps 700 men—into the battle against the U.S. airborne men in apparent hope of repeating some of the Communist successes in the highlands last year, "The 101st was sent up here to ROAD COMMISSIONER LIKES TOLL ROAD'S NICKNAME FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - "Alligator Alley," a derogatory name hung on-a controversial toll road project across the Florida Everglades, has caught the fancy of an official who'd like to keep it. "I think it's colorful, especially for northerners," said Broward County ' Commissioner John D. Easterlin. "It was dubbed 'Alligator Alley' by those who opposed it," said Easterlin, "and now that it's been called feat I like it." The 77-mile, two-lane toll road which will connect Fort Lauderdale on the Atlantic Coast of Florida with Naples on the Gulf Coast, is expected to be completed by 1967. until a second company battled its way in. When * * was feared both might be overwhelmed by the larger Communist force, a makeshift company of 86 volunteers went to their aid on Friday. PRIVILEGES 1UTI10B1ZED £«' SECOND CLASS MAIL -- Blylheville Courier New» " -' BLKTHEV1LLE. ARK. •'-'. Oe - 72316 -'•' Bairj W. Halnes, Publisher 3rd at Walnut Stt BljtnevUIe. Ark. 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