The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 17, 1966 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 17, 1966
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Blythevllle (Ark.) Courier Netw - Friday, June IT, jtftt- Fife Flvt For Mrs. George Cross Lunch Break Comes After 20 Years By Sylvia Spencer Slaff Writer She's one ef a kind! Mrs. George Cross, supervisor of BlythevUl*' School District lunch program, plans to retire July 1, after working as tha city's first and only lunch supervisor, for 23 years. When Mrs. Gross first started worked February. 1944, she had only two lunchrooms to direct, one at Sudbury and one at Yarbro. She served about 150 students daily. Now there are 10 lunchrooms and about 3,000 students to be fed daily. Besides serving more than 800,000 lunches in 23 years, Mrs. Cross also caters for school banquets. At times she has served more than 300 people at one meal. "I've enjoyed the work, but I feel like now the lunch program has grown to such an extent that it's time for a younger per- eon to take it over," she ex, plained. "There's been a lot of progress year to year," she continued "We use to haul groceries in a model A Ford that had no tep and no bottom. And the furniture was horrible — it was just benches and tables made by tha janitor and FFA boys. "To realize what progress has been made, you would have to see one of the modern, efficient kitchens we use now and imagine one of the old 'soup kitchens' we used to work in." * * * As supervisor of the lunch program, Mrs. Cross was employer, buyer, planner and, as such, was responsible for the whole program. L. D. (Buck) Harris, Director of Instruction for the school system, praises Mrs. Cross for her "efficient, economical handling of the lunch program." The lunch program is a self- sufficient operation, he explained. In 1944 students were charged 15 cents f«r lunch, with the government reimbursing 9 cents on each meal served with milk. Now the government only reimburses 6 cents on a meal served with milk. The meal costs grade school children only 25 cents and junior and senior high students 30 nents. Harris said he feels that's a good bargain. "Mrs. Cross's staff makes the best rolls," Harris added. "I could make a meal of her hot rolls and milk." Harris again praised Mrs. Cross for her careful handling of the food. "In over 23 years she's never had a single case of food poisoning," he said joking- ft. Mrs. Cross is very grateful for that. "I guess something like that would send me to the hospital faster than it would any child." Ground beef is one of the foods that has to be watched most carefully. "Many times we've thrown away meat that we weren't sure about rather than take a chance on it" sh* added. She remembers during the war the government would send her fresh commodities, such as potatoes and cabbage, after school was out and they had no way to keep them from spoiling. Another wartime experience the recalls, came when she ordered two barrels of soap at a time when soap was hard to come by. She was sent six barrels. "I was afraid they would come and take back all but what we had ordered, hut they didn't. We had plenty of soap until it ran out." When Mrs. Cross first started work she had four employees, now she has 42. "They've been mighty good helpers and workers; good and efficient," she says. Mrs.. Cross graduated from William Wood in Missouri and taught fifth grade at Central before getting married. She started work as a lunch supervisor at Sudbury. It, was from Sudbury that she was appointed as lunch supervisor for school district. In N. V. Harbor Collision Kills 20; 12 Are Still Missing By GEORGE NEWMAN NEW YORK (AP) - The sun filtered through the clouds onto the busy ship traffic in the Kill Van Kull Channel in New York Harbor. Then in an instant of screeching metal and searing flames, the channel became a sea of fire and death. The Coast Guard counted at least 20 dead today in the collision of two tankers, one empty, the other laden with volatile naphtha. Of the 101 crewmen on the tankers and two escorting tugs caught in the flames, the cargo in New York. The Texaco Massachusetts, built in 1963, is 604 feet long with a deadweight of 25,413 tons.. The Alva Cape, 546 feet long, was built in 1953. Its deadweight is 11,252 tons. Crewmen from both ships and the tugs clambered overboard only to find the water a boiling sea of (lame from the burning naphtha. Coast Guard and police rescuers in boats and helicopters plucked survivors from the sea. There were tales of heroism Coast Guard listed 12 as miss-1 among the crewmen. ing, with 69 survivors, 40 of them hospitalized. Witnesses said one of the tugs exploded, igniting naphtha leaking from the British tanker Alva Cape after its collision Thursday with the Texaco Massachusetts, an American tanker heading back for the Gulf of Mexico after discharging Us OBITUARY • J. M. Cathey Rites Saturday James M. Cathey, a lifelong Blytheville resident, died last night at Chickasawba Hospital. He was 70. Mr. Cathey, a retired farmer also was a member of the Lonoke Baptist Church. He leaves two sons, Barton Cathey and Willis Cathey, both of Blytheville; 'There was a man in every man," said Alfonso Colon, 56, chief pumpman of the Texaco Massachusetts, describing the behavior of the men in the fiery watei . Colon told of one unidentified crewman who 'took off his own life belt and gave it to somebody else. Then he kept swim- Allen T. Clester Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Cardwell Church of Christ for Allen Theodore Clester of Cardwell, with Montie Manchester presiding. Burial will be in Paragould Memorial Gardens. Mr. Clester, who died Wednesday at Kennett, was 75. A retired mechanic, Mr. Clester had lived in Cardwell for the past 51 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ruby Clester of Cardwell; Two sons, L. T. Clester of Cardwell and Charles Eugene Clester of Phoenix, Ariz. Two daughters, Mrs. Rachel Henderson of Arbyrd, Mo., and Mne Uactola T .oo firimm nf Leland Moody. Hodge, and Garland Mrs. Susie Hayes Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Hayes, who died Wednesday at Doctors' Hospital, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul Baptist Church with Rev. Pearl James officiating. Burial will be in Mt, Zion Cemetery. Grumpier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Hayes leaves a daughter, Mrs. Anna Lee Barnes of Blytheville; A brother, Nim Graham of Blytheville; Three grandchildren, Charles King, Alfred Ue Barnes, and Evelyn Juanita Barnes, all of Blythevllle md two great-grand- Children, _".vr.ui__ Howard Funeral in charge. Four daughters, Mrs. Jane ™ - ™. Jackson of Denver, Colo., Mrs. Phoen *' Arlz " J _. Ann Bodi of Memphis and Mrs. j Twelve grandchildren Mildred Smith and Thelma' Cathey, both of Blytheville; A sister, Mrs. Lou Shettlesworth of Orville, Cal.; Thirteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at Howard Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Sharp, Gene Widner, Bill Turner, Jack Mays, Robert Moore, „ and| four great-grandchildren. |by a tug. The tug Service is $2.7 Million Suit Filed FORT SMITH, Arlt. (AP) A suit seeking more than $2.7 filed in U. S. District Court against the Walter C. Heller Co. of Delaware. Charles Taylor, trustee In bankruptcy for the Chesterfield Manufacturing Co., filed the suit which alleges the Heller firm entered into a conspiracy to destroy the Chesterfield company and to "hinder, delay and defraud its unsecured creditors from collecting debts." ming from one man to another and helped them to the buoy." Colon said his snip struck the Alva Cape and "cut right through them like a knife. "Then naphtha started to pour out of the Cape," Colon said. 'Nothing serious would have happened but one of our tugs was straining so hard to avoid the accident that it blew up. "There was a flare of fire out of the engineroom. I ran down to the stern of my ship. I saw the skipper, who told us to abandon ship." The Coast Guard said the tug, the Esso Vermont, apparently exploded when the naphtha a petroleum distillate washed over its engines. Eight of the Esso Vermont's nine-man crew were reported missing. One was rescued. The cause of the collision remained a subject for Coast Guard investigation, which began immediately. Identification of the bodies, slowly being collected in morgues, was sketchy. A police official in Bayonne, N.J., said one of the dead was Capt. Richard F. Finder of Clarksboro, N.J., skipper of the Texaco Massachusetts. The Coast Guard said the Alva Cape, carrying 4.2 million gallons of naphtha into New York, was under charter to Esso, though managed by a British company and flying a British flag. It collided with the Texaco Massachusetts at a spot where the Kill Van Kull is about 2,000 jfeet wide, at the entrance to 'Newark Bay. The Coast Guard said a crewman reported the two ships exchanged whistle blasts before the collision and the Alva Cape had dropped an- wr. . Each vessel was accompamea .j a tug. The tug with the American ship, the Latin American, also caught fire. Several survivors reported that after they had leaped into the water a wind arose and swept back the spreading flames. "That's how God helped us, said Colon. "The wind blew the [ire away from every one of us. Then a police boat came by and picked us up." clior cess up to 2,000 new marchers LION OFFICERS — Newly elected Caruthersville Lion Club officers are Perry Going, president (left); Billy Neel, vice president; Dr. Carl Bird, secretary-treasurer; and Cleat Stnafill, vice president. The officers were installed at a meeting last week. They will sponsor a horse show on July 7. (Courier Photo) VIET NAM (Continued from Page One) the police. The Buddhists brought hundreds of children into the streets, apparently hopeful of baffling the riot forces. One mob seized a government plainclothesman, roughed him up slightly and let him go an hour later. Across the city 100 monks offered themselves up for arrest. Authorities chased most off. * •? * The government seemed determined to keep the demonstration in check. Whenever they threatened to get out of order, police and troops opened up with tear gas grenades. They hauled off 10 of some 500 demonstrators who assembled on the Saigon waterfront. Tarn Chau, denying that he had abdicated his job, was particularly caustic over the use of Buddhist family altars as a protest gesture. He openly criticized his rival in Hue, Thich Tri Quang, for ordering — in Tarn Chau's words — such a sacrilegious exhibition. Norvell Posts Bond And Is Released HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) Aubrey James Norvell, the man The northern" Buddhist chief charged with attempting to began the 10th day of a hunger murder James Meredith on his strike in Hue, but there'was no march through Mississippi, word on his condition. He had posted $25,000 bond and left jail said he would take only liquids here today. NATIONALISM (Continued from Page One) ties which bind NATO together. In any event, recent ferment in both power blocs has - r —-,. -- oroduced an air of crisis both feet on future development o for the United States and the "'-"— '"'""— "" """" "" Soviet Union. Secretary of State Dean Rusk, evidently aiming his words at „_. De Gaulle's punitative attempt own large quota - of trouble: cern about the future of integrated collective security and o] the element of deterrence which NATO maintained for 16 years. NATO is more than just a military affair. It involves political unity in Europe. Should feat fall apart, it would have strong ef relations between the West and the Communist East. * * * But the Russians have their to spearhead a German settle ment, emphasized with a note of urgency that the only way the mu nist nation, North Viet Nam problems of Germany and the • •"--'- J - ;l " u " ~ "™ East-West chasm could be solved was by maintenance of a strong, united defense in the West. Thus, NATO now has become the West's biggest problem. Recent events have produced con- until the United States with-1 draws ment resign. Defense attorney Edward Lee if 16 UIHLcU OIOLCS wim | ix*.mii«j— "-~ •— ^ • its support of the govern-j Whitten of .tfernaiido said Norand the ruling generals veil left jail "in good spirits Short Skirt Seat : LONDON (AP) -. Designer Peter Harvey has invented a seat which allows a girl wearing a short-short skirt to sit down and show only as much leg as when she is standing up. Harvey, 25, said he designed the seat to alleviate crowding on subways and buses and did not have the short-skirt fashion in mind. * * * Made of fibe and foam rub- INTEGRATION (Continued (ram Page One) "while the leader goes to a country church to pass the hat and raise money, which is what he is down here for." A spokesman for CORE in w« U i. v « »«*• —- — Memphis, Tenn., said arrange- her and attached to a one-piece ments are being made to pro- chrome tube, the streamlined „ CCSS U[J WI.*,UUV I1CTF illalvlivio Chesterfield, • a furnit are expected to come from all parts manufacturing company, was declared bankrupt in July, 1965. Taylor alleges that the Heller company converted all of Chesterfield's inventory in excess of $80,000 to itself, thereby destroying the company. The suit asks for $226,000 actual damages and $2.5 mil o{ thft country Thg Memphis to Jackson trek - 260 miles over the route adopted - ii scheduled to end June 26. The day's march covered 14 miles. The participants rode the last five miles into Greenwood in trucks, which circled through the Negro district trying to find lion in, punitive damages. a place for Iht night. seats allow a person to half- lean, half-sit in it.- Going around the Royal College of Art Design Show, model Anna Watson-who was wearing a skirt seven inches above her knees - walked over and tried the seat. "Look," she marveled, "no more of the leg is'exposed when I'm sitting down as when I'm itanding up." They are bedevilled by the war in Viet Nam which sees a Com — there will be an atmos CAPITAL QUOTES Daily Record WwHiir . I). S. Weather Bureai Agricultural service Keiser. Ark. This morning a large mass of cooler air has pushed its way hrough the state and at 10 a.m. under partly cloudy skies tern- leratures were generally in the 10s and 70s. Lows this morning ranged downward from 64 at Stuttgart to the high 40s at Gilbert and Calico Rock. The only sta- ion reporting rain during the 24-hour period ending at 7 a.m. was Texarkana with a trace. Maximum temperatures over he state today are forecast to )e in the 70s and 80s which will .be a little cooler than the 80s and low 90s of yesterday. The five-day outlook calls for temperatures to average near lonnal in western Arkansas and up to five degrees below normal elsewhere. Rain will average Vt inch or less with ocally heavier amounts occur- ing as widely scattered thundershowers around the first of next week. Fields in the north Delta have generally dried out following :he showers of Tuesday and ;his morning cultivation and weed control activities are in :ull swing. The wheat harvest is coming to an end and farmers will be preparing to plant soybeans in its place in many areas. Yesterday's high—M Overnight low—63 Precipitation previous 24 hours (to 7 a.m. today)—none Precipitation Jan. 1 to data—27.81 Sunset today—7:15 Sunrise tomorrow—4:46 This Date A Year A(o yesterday's high—82 Overnight low—62 Precipitation Jan. 1 U> Satt—S3.0B Markets Open Hieh Low Last Chicago Wheat Traffic Accidents Cars driven by Melvln Foreman of 1620 W, Rose, Earsel Morris of 1243 S. 7th. and Loy A. Crews of 2005 W. Cherry were nvolved in an accident yesterday at 16th and Brawley. No charges have yet betn placed. Cars driven by Dorothy Moore of 2508 W. Rose and Fletcher Womack of Route 1, Blytheville, were involved in an accident yesterday at Main and 2nd. Womack was charged with having faulty brakes. World Deaths NEW YORK (AP) - Harvey Goodman, director of the American Zionist fund, died of a heart attack Wednesday. He was 54. The agency he directed is the fund-raising arm of the Zionist Organization of America; .. ' NEW YORK (AP) - Charles H. Mayer, former publisher of the San Francisco Examiner and a director of the William Randolph Hearst Corp., died Thursday of a heart attack. He was 63. WOOD, Wis. (AP) •- One «f the six surviving veterans of the Indian wars, Conrad R. Grief, died Thursday at 94. Graef, a native of Germany, served at the Standing Rock Indian Res- servation in South Dakota and at Ft. Yates, N.D., from 1892 to 1894. NORTH KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Giuseppe Pettine, a noted mandolin player, teacher and composer, died Thursday at 90. He composed one of the few mandolin concertos written for the instrument. July Sept. Dec. 178% 182 186 181% 184& my* 178% 180'A 181% 182V4 185% 187% Golf, as it is played today, originated in Scotland, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago Soybeans July 333 335% 330% 332 Aug. 331 333% 326% 328% Sept. 303% 305% 303i4 303'/s New York Stocks Texas GS 108 Chrysler 39% RCA ..................:.. 53& AT&T 53% Dow 67% Xerox .'. 258% GM ;... 80 Pan Amer 76 Ford 46 I / S Westinghouse 58«i U.S. Steel 44'/ 8 Curtis Pub 9'/s , Comsat ..- 59% under attack daily by an "im- Amer. Motors 9% perialist" foe. They obviously Sears 57 want to concentrate on building their internal economy, a program hampered by prospective deep world crisis. They are vili fied daily by the Chinese and other extreme Communists who accuse them o£ betraying world revolution. * * * In addition, there are distinc echoes of Romania's defiant Ho Out of Sight independence elsewhere in the • • East bloc. SAIGON, South Viet Nam So long as the wide split with ( AP)_HO Chi Minh, North Viet Red China persists - and it .N am > s 76-year-old president, seems likely to do so for a long has not been seen in Hanoi for Parke Davis 3Bs Gen. Elect 110% Beth. Steel 32% Reynolds Tob 38% Standard NJ 69% Holiday Inn 41% Ark-La 43% Ark-Mo 14% Divco-Wayne 35% at least a month, recent visitors phere in which the urge for in- to the North Vietnamese capital dependence can prosper. . - - reported today. They said that diplomats were speculating that Ho had either v,Arnm* yuuiuo - . - . .... By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS J 0 " 6 ™ an e f' alne(d v f' t , l ° J RpH (:nin!i ni- hart rotrparpri tn "We are ready to talk any time, anywhere, with any gov ! Red China or had retreated to ' the mountains for the summer. The government has not ex- and headed home to Memphis with his wife, his father and >rother. "The people of the midsouth had an indignation due to the act that Judge Walter M O'Barr would not. lower the bond," said Whitten. "They started a Norvell legal aid fund and sent the necessary 10 per cent cash and collateral to Memphis, Tenn.," he said. Whitten said he and his law partner, Boyce Lee Garner, were continuing their investigation and "everything we find makes our case look better. "We expect to fully exonerate Mr. Norvell when the trial comes up," Whitten said. "If we could present our evidence before the grand jury when it meets Novembr 14, it would be very doubtful he would ever be indicted." Meredith was wounded on the back from ambush on the second day of his planned 220-mile march from Memphis to Jackson Miss. Norvel! was arrested minutes later. LIUltt. OSIV v>licit-) *» ivn «"j o" • IILC g,"JVti uillV'iat, na.3 nut, 1 V-A ernment. All they have to do | plained his absence at publit to test us is name the place and j functions where he would nor- the dale. They will find usually be expected to preside. there" — President Johnson . reaffirming U.S. willingness for Remember Pay peace talks on Viet Nam. Your Paper Boy BE SAFE LET US PROTECT YOUR PRECIOUS PURS AND WOOLENS IN OUR BONDED STORAGE VAULTS. BESTWAY Laundry Cleaners PICK-UP A DELIVERS AUTHORIZED *• SECOND CLASS MAIL . Blvthefille Courier Newt BLTTHEVtLLE. ABK. •OP • 12316 Bin? W. Haiiui, Publiibct . 3rd at Walnut Sti BinimlUt. Atk. Putillahed dally except Sunday Second clam postage paid at Bly- tbevUle. Ark. ROME DELIVERY RATES In BlytneTllle and towns In tna BlytnevlUo trada territory Dailv .. 30c D»r week BT MAIL PAYABLE W ADVANCE Within 50 miles or BlythnlUa $7.00 per year Uon than SO-mlles from BlytB«TUle •15.60 pet year ••••••••••• Services 87 FUNERAL HOME Integrity , EUGENE TODD, Z p.m., Friday, Cobb Chapel. MISS BEATRICE HARGETT, 3:30 p.m., Friday, Cobb Chapel. •«••«««««•«««*..•••••• ROXY THEATRE BLYTHEVILLE Adm. - 25c and 50c : Continuous Showing . SAT. & SUN. Double future "KANSAS PACIFIC" with Sterling Hayden PLUS "A YANK IN VIET NAM" Marshall Thompson Sat. Mid-Nire Show "HELL TO ETERNITY" with Jeffery Hunter PO 2-3408 2012 Katz Jewelers NEW LOCATION 221 W. Main St. Next Door to Martin's Men's £tore and Gaines-Wright Shoe Store.

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