The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 20, 1966 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 20, 1966
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62—NO. 82 BLYTHEVTLLE, ARKANSAS (7231B) MONDAY, JUNE 20, 1966 TEN CENTS 12 PAGES In Philadelphia, Mississippi Negroes Plan Rallies Bv JOHN HALL | Robert Green, director of cd-iday toward the state capitol, BELZONI, Miss. (AP)-Mis- ucation for the Southern Chris- Jackson, another march will be sissippi civil rights .marchers < tian Leadership Conference. aiaaiMM' *-»»" 1*0""** •"• • . , , , n i Aplan to hold a march and rally! Green said today that parti- in Philadelphia, Miss., where three civil rights workers were killed two years ago. "We are going to Philadelphia to protest the slayings and the burning of churches," said cipants would travel by car to Philadelphia, about 85 miles southeast of Belzoni, for a church rally tonight. He said that while the civil rights march continues Tues- Jackson, another march will be staged in Philadelphia. Civil rights workers slain near there were a Meridian, Miss., Negro, James Cheney, 22, and two white New Yorkers, Michael Schwerner, 24, and Andrew Goodman, 20. The trio had been arrested, then released, after in- Four Killed In State By The Associated Press Gregg Eye, 2, of University City, Mo., died in a Little Rock hospital Sunday of injuries he received Saturday when he was struck by a car at a Searcy motel. The child, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Eye, was to have served as ringbearer at his uncle's wedding only hours after the accident. Police said he was pinned between a car and the wall of the motel when a customer accidentally put his car into forward gear instead of reverse. Young Eye was the fourth traffic victim in Arkansas during the Associated Press weekend count from 6 p.m. Friday night to midnight Sunday. Freddie Lee Jones, 50, of Texarkana, was struck by a car and killed Sunday night as he walked west on Arkansas 296 east of Manderville, said State Trooper John Jarvis. Jarvis said the driver of the car was Collie Collins, 38, of Texarkana. He said she was passing another car at the time of the accident. Leavell Robert Smith Jr., 32, a Stuttgart businessman, was killed about midnight Saturday when his car left North Hill Road in North Little Rock and overturned. Bobby Ray Melton, 25, of Paris, died early Saturday, about one hour after his station wagon struck the rear of a cattle truck on Arkansas 75 at Paris. Vie) 'Allies' Battle In Saigon brawl front. near Saigon's water- icans. The area was declared off- PURSE-SIZED RADAR, ALMOST — Scarcely larger than a woman's handbag, this compact new portable radar is probably lighter than most. It weighs in at 32 ounces, no problem for model Marilyn Thomas to heft with one hand. Considered the smallest in the world, it was developed by Radio Corporation of America engineers tor battlefield use but can be adapted to civilian purposes, including auto and plane tracking. . . Two Shot At State Line One man was dead of a .45 bullet wound and another listed in 'critical condition" at Chickasawba Hospital here after a violent fracas last 'night at Dizzy's Club, State Line, Mo. The suspected assailant, James (Dizzy) Vance, the club's operator, was at large this morning after reportedly having fled. Vance and the two victims are Negroes. The dead man was identified as Chris Orr. Jr., 18, of Roseland. The other man, reported shot through the mid-section, was L. C. Kelly, Jr., 19, of 621 Boone St. The Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department was apparently stumped as to Vance's where- 'abouts. "He's skipped clean," a deputy told the Courier News this morning. The shootings occurred at approximately 9 o'clock last night, deputies said. Fragmentary re- icrts do- not indicate the immediate cause of the crime. SAIGON (AP) - American soldiers and South Vietnamese paratroopers fought each other with fists, bar stools and lead ,..., pipes tonight in an hour-long lished a line on the 123-mile Fire Fighters Make Progress SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Firemen have estab- perimeter of a week-old moun tain fire, containing the blaze American military police with that seared 92,000 acres of jeeps mounting machine guns rugged brushland. surrounded the area. Ambu "'-- — • Fire crews announced con- lances took away several tainment Sunday, but didn't es- bruised Vietnamese and Amer- timate when the blaze might be controlled. _.-_ ..— _____ - - The fire started June 11 when limits to all U.S. military per- a single-engine light plane , nne |. crashed in a remote tinter-dry Witnesses said the brawl was wilderness area of Los Padras triggered Sunday night when National Forest. Two Air Force a Vietnamese paratrooper was enlisted men were killed in the knocked unconscious by Ameri- crash; two others were injured. can soldiers. A group of 30 to Fire officials reported that 15 40 Vietnamese airborne troops men have been injured in arrived and started hauling GIs I treacherous terrain. One suf- ...... from bars along the waterfront. The Americans fought back, shouting insults at the Vietnamese. Wasps Kill Man MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - An autopsy showed that a construction worker was stung to death by wasps while trimming a hedge. Will Parks, 55, died Saturday, about five minutes after being attacked by wasps from a colo ny in the trellis on the side of UtbouM. I- ' . fered a broken .eg when a fire- truck overturned. Officials said the 1,800 men on the fireline would 'remain on duty until control appeared cer- degrees-hampered efforts Sun day. was given. jpecting a burned church. Green said Floyd McKissick, national director of the Congress of Racial Equality, would take part in the Philadelphia march and that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., president of SCLC might participate. Nearly 1,000 local Negroes — most of them dressed in their Sunday finery — met those coming down dusty state Route 7 about 1% miles north of Belzoni Sunday. "They're marching for you,' Willie • Ricks, a Negro Studeni •iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii BULLETIN WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court today barred retroactive application of its new rules strictly liimiting trial use of confessions. niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiioiiiiyiiiiiiiiiiniii Nonviolent Coordinating Com mittee worker, told the Belzon people at a rally in town. "Ev ery step they take, you take a step. "Do you really care enough to march out and meet them?' asked Hicks. A thunderous roar arose: He repeated his question There came another shout o; approval. And they set out. When the two marching groups met, Hicks hopped on the top of an auto. "The white folks of Missis sippi have been getting awaj with a lot of stuff," he shouted "We're letting the white folks know that for every killing, every black person they put in jai for nothing, they're gonna hav< to pay. "From now on, it's not gonna be all black blood. "We're gonna get some of that white blood." Each statement was cheered. The marchers spread across the highway, blocking traffic. "We want black power, we want black power," rang from their throats as they came toward Belzoni. The group marching from Memphis to Jackson — the route established by James H. Meredith — spent the night in DE GAULLE VISITS MOSCOW REDS HAIL FRENCH PRESIDENT'S TRIP By FRED E. COLEMAN MOSCOW (AP) — President Charles de Gaulle eaid today he hoped his visit to the Soviet Union will make it possible to agree upon action to provide European security and assure general peace. The French president was given an enthusiastic reception on arrival for an 11-day visit that will take him to Novosibirsk, Leningrad, Kiev and the site of the World War II battle of Stalingrad. Soviet President Nikolai V. Podgorny said this country "at- traches great significance to the Vance has for years operated the popular Negro club for owner Cletus Bailey, according to one source. Bailey is a white man. Last night's shootings apparently occurred before a full house at the club, which has allegedly been the site of other violence in the past. tents beside a Negro church. They had camped there also Saturday night and early Sunday rode back out the highway to resume the trek • from the point where it had halted the night before. The campsite was under tight security during the nieht after a See NEGRO on Page 7 coming talks." The Soviet Union and France "have a common approach to a number of problems of international affairs," he said. Podgorny and Premier Alexei N. Kosygin greeted De Gaulle at the airport. De Gaulle said in his airport address his visit "will give a By Supreme Court Transferring Civil Rights Trials Limited chance to our two countries not ClmlH-C IU UUl L™U tUUIlUtCS *awt : *T*V>«JW.VIT .. i»»««uf"-f"-*" — *- —— only to join in ties that are ried an official statement Sun- economic, scientific and cultur- day welcoming the French pres- al" but also to exchange opin- ident and praising his govern- ioris and concert actions on po- ment for making an independ- ,.,,__, _..,..-._!.. ent effort to establish East-West bonds. A formal portrait of De Gaulle appeared on all front sages. . . . . The' Soviet press has long praised De Gaulle' for blocking ie movement within the Common Market toward a United States of Europe and for his opposition to military integration of the members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled today civil rights prosecutions may be removed from state to federal courts only in limited circumstances. . To rule otherwise, Justice Potter Stewart said, would "work a wholesale dislocation of the listoric relationships between the state and federal courts in the administration of criminal law." In the case in which Stewart spoke, the court by a 5-4 vote said 29 persons arrested on various local charges in 1964 in T,e- Flore County, Miss., cannot have their trials transferred from state to federal court. Stewart said, "no federal law confers an absolute right on UULy Ulltli uuiiuui c*p|yt'U4 vu «•%>* uuiHClO (III auaumic i '6"«- *"• tain, especially after warm private citizens-K>n civil rights weather—temperatures near 100 advocates, on Negroes, or on j v. j *u~*. c,,». anvbody e ] Se _to obstruct a public street, to contribute to the delinquency of a minor, to drive an automobile without a license, Fire Destroys Building ...............— — - JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - or to bite a policeman." Fire Sunday destroyed a sheet- Further, Stewart said, no fed- metal and wood building.which era! law confers immunity from housed the Jessup Delinting state prosecution on such Plant. No estimation ef damage charges. Justice William 0. Douglai dissented in the Mississippi case, joined by Chief Justice Earl Warren and Justices William J. Brennan and Abe Fortas. Douglas quoted from James Hadison and Chief Justice John Marshall to support his argument that since the republic was established "the federal regime was designed. . .to afford ome protection against local passions and prejudices by the important pretrial federai remedy of removal." Joining in Stewart's opinion were Justices Hugo L. Black, Tom C. Clark, John M. Harlan and Byron White. In a companion decision, the court held unanimously that if rights to equal accommodations set forth in the 1964 civil rights law are involved, there can not be any prosecution—in either federal or state courts. Justice Stewart also announced this decision, whtcn was in the case of JO persons arrested in the spring of IMS when they tried to obtain service in privately owned restaurants in Atlanta. Ga. Han the Supreme Court dt rected the U.S. District Court n Atlanta to hold a hearing to see if the 20 persons were ordered to leave for racial reasons only. Stewart said this would make out a case for removal from state to federal court, and at he same time would call for dismissal of the prosecution by federal court. "In the narrow circumstances of this (Atlanta) case," said Stewart, "any proceedings in the courts of the state will constitute, a denial of the rights conferred by the civil rights act of 1964. . .if the allegations of the removal petition are true." The ruling in the Mississippi case reversed the U.S. Circuit Court in New Orleans. The Circuit Court had called for a hearing in U.S. District Court in Greenville, Miss., on the defendants' claim that they were entitled to removal under the MM federal Civil rights law. Stewart said in the Mississippi case if the » civil righto workers were prosecuted solely because of their race "then there has been an. outrageous See CIVIL RIGHTS M Pag* * litical subjects. "Today we know as well as France and the Soviet Union and Europe and the whole world what .is the'significance'of the visit which I Jiave the honor'to make," the French president declared. * -.* * In Moscow and while traveling with Kosygin, De Gaulle is expected to discuss European security problems, primarily the German question, and other subjects. He will make his first major speech tonight at a dinner in his honor at the Kremlin. French sources have said new scientific and cultural agreements might come from the visit, but there will be no treaty that need worry the Western allies. Wearing his World War II uniform of a brigadier general, De Gaulle first saluted and then shook hands with Podgorny at the foot of his plane's ramp. The Frenc president smiled but tere was none of the traditional French hugging and kissing on both cheeks. Then De Gaulle saluted and shook hands with Kosygin and other Soviet officials. * * * A 21-gun salute sounded as the Moscow military band .played the Marseillaise, the French national anthem. The i French tricolor waved in the warm breeze of a sunny day beside the Red Russian banner with a gold hammer and sickle. De Gaulle held a stiff salute during the playing of the French and Soviet anthems. Podgorny, a short white-haired figure by the tall general, stoed at attention with hands at is side. the actor American troops after complet- tary film on Viet Nam. Moscow: newspapers all car- French diplomats hav? stressed that De Gaulle will devote 'considerable attention to the problem of Germany, which he regards as the crux of European security. Sources close to ;the French president .say he.favors a-neutral, reunified Germany which would be denied access to any nuclear .weapons; This echoes the 'Kremlin's .views.. ; Washington and Bonn want remain allied to the West and insist it should be allowed some share . of control over nuclear, weapons.. Bandy Says French-Soviet Deal Fantasy By HARRY KELLY WASHINGTON (AP) - Me- George Bundy, until recently a top White House foreign policy adviser, said today the "present specter" of a French deal with Moscow "is 'sheer fantasy." Bundy, who was special adviser on national security mat- :ers to both the Kennedy and Johnson administrations told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that such a Franco-Soviet arrangement was "as far beyond French power as it is xmtrary to French intentions." Bundy testified as congressional concern about the state of the Atlantic Alliance was heightened by French President Charles de Gaulle's arrival in Moscow for talks with -Soviet leaders. Bundy, who has been suggested as a likely successor to Secretary of State Dean Rusk, said this was a good time for a careful review of the Atlantic Soci- eity "but it is not a good time for any hasty judgment that the time has come to put an end to NATO, or even to General De Gaulle." And, he added, "It is certain- They Wouldn't Dare Shoot John Wayne! CHU LAI, Viet Nam (AP)Veteran actor John Wayne, who fought with the U.S. Marines in the movies, narrowly escaped Viet Cong sniper fire today , , .. while visiting Marines in Viet iy not a time for Americans to Nam. choose up sides in a sham bat- Marine officers said Wayne tie over false issues." was signing autographs when what unites the Atlantic Althree to five rounds of rifle fire ijance, Bundy said, is still much hit the dirt about 50 feet from greater than what divides it. " - •' - Bundy directed himself indi draw on this European force as a strategic reserve "when the European scene is quiet." Bundy said, "we have many differences with France, but none that we can not endure." In opening the round of hearings :on .NATO, committe Chairman J. W. Fulbright, D- Ark., asked, "How should wa look at this role of ours in Europe today?" : And, answering his own question, Fulbright said, "Obviously not' through the prisms of preconception or prejudice. Blaming Gen. De Gaulle for the disarray in the alliance may be a convenient explanation but complicated questions are rarely answered by such simple replies." Bundy was the first witness at what Fulbright called "educational" hearings, the same term he applied to his sessions on Viet Nam and China. ie mjiui. Duiiuy ujicucu iiuiiacu uiui- Wayne ignored the shots, of- re ctly to some urgings in Con- ficers said, and went on signing gress ttiat the United States re- his name. Wayne is visiting duce its forces in Europe. A«_»|'...IM 4«AA*tfl aft A* MtmnlAt* TV... J.. .jtlji tl** MH&Ml«A • Bundy said the precise num nilieriiaii uwpa one* •.«•»['•»'- umiuy BBIU me picvi^c IIMIH- ing work narrating a documen- her ol American troops in Eu,— «:, vut v.m rope |, "unimportant" and said IA. _^ 1I>1^«I» — ^J m*mm*n erfl it wai "limple load UBM" to Monument Dedicated GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP)-A $50,000 stone monument commemorating the men of the 3rd Arkansas Infantry Regiment was dedicated on the battlefield of Gettysburg Saturday. - iiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinniiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiiiNiiiiiiiiiiiNiiii Weather Forecast Clear to partly cloudy and a little warmer through Tuesday. High today and Tuesday upper 80s and low 90s. Lows tonight M to 64. Outlook Wednesday partly cloudy and warm with a chance of afternoon thundershowers.

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