The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 20, 1966 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 20, 1966
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BWritvill* (Adc.) Courier Nm - Monday. JUn« 19,Il«« Pifa Is Dead Ed Wynn Death Ends the Career of 'The Perfect Fool' Arkansas News Briefs By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (AP) - "During his last three months, he wouldn't let his three young granddaughters come to see him. His appearance* had changed, and he couldn't talk. He wanted them to remember him as tht roly-poly tunny- man." This was a son's remembrance of Ed Wynn, the great- comedian-actor who died in his deep Sunday at 79, a victim of cancer. The son, actor Keenan Wynn, said his father had been in failing health for a year, although he remained active until a few months ago. Earlier this year, he appeared on Red Skelton's television show, made a candy commercial and played a role in Walt Disney's "The Gnomo- bile." "In March dad went to Washington or the American Parkinson's Disease Association, his favorite charity," Keenan said. "He did 11 shows in two days When he came home from that trip, he began lo show the results of the cancer." The elder Wynn had been operated on for a tumor in his neck, and the tumor was founc to be malignant. He spent the last three months in his Wilshire Boulevard apartment. He was visited there Saturday night by Keenan and his wife and Keen an's sons, Tracy and Ned. "Dad had the Dodger game going on the radio," said Keen an, "and he was excited be- eiuu his boy, Sandy Koufax brought in another victory. He couldn't talk, but he held up hi fingers indicating the score, 3 to 1." He died at 7:45 the next morn ing. Ed Wynn's 64 years as an en tertainer brought him triumph in every medium of show busi ness. For half a century h evoked the laughter of million as "the perfect fool." Then when it seemed the vogue ha passed him by, he turned ser ous and became a fine charac ter actor. Among his roles: Uncle Sam son in "Marjorie Morningstar; the crotchety dentist in "The Diary of Anne Frank" — fo which he was nominated for a academy award — the blin man in "The Greatest Story Ever Told." Wynn ran away from his Philadelphia home at 16 to join a traveling repertoire company. His father, a hat manufacturer, so objected to his son's choice of profession that he insisted on a name change to avoid family disgrace. Born Edwin Leopold, the young performer fashioned his billing from his first name. As Ed Wynn, he soon starred in vaudeville and moved easily into Broadway shows, making his debut in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1914. He wrote, directed and produce such Broadway hits as "Ed Wynn Carnival," "The Perfect Fool" — which became his sobriquet thereafter — Laugh Parade" and "Hooray or What." Wynn's first impact on a mass udience came when h* starred n radio as the Fire Chief. Hi* illy giggle, falsetto voice and utrageous way with a pun made him a national favorite. ie was also one of the early tars of television, his program eing the first to originate in Hollywood and be transmitted o the East. Keenan urged his father to try ramatics when it appeared hat his comedic talents were no onger in demand. He took a ole in a movie, "The Great rtan." "The results were beyond my wildest dreams," Ed Wynn said ater. "1 found myself being lailed by the critics as a dramatic find. I was also in demand as a comedian, earning as much money as a guest star on elevision as I had ever beeen given." In an article for The Associated Press, Wynn explained his method of combating old age; "I feel I have always had a Peter Pan mind. I have thought of myself as young all my life, and I still feel that way. This latest boost to my career has been so exhiliratlng that it takes me back 25 or 30 years in outlook. "I feel that if you want to stay young, you must think and act young. My only other advice for long life is breathing." just this: keep Nondentininational funeral services will be held Thursday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Th« body was cremated in accordance with Wynn's wishes. His will, written a month ago, left most of hit estate to Keenan. Wynn, who was married three times, is survived by Keenan and Keenan's five children, Hilda, Bdwina, Emily, Tracy and Ned. By THE ASSOCIATED PESS MEMPHIS (AP) - Mrs. Laura Teen Stewart, 37, of West Helena died Sunday in a Memphis hospital Of injuries she received in a June 5 two-car collision on. Arkansas 49, about 10 miles west of Helena. Raymond Corder, 26, of Hel. «na was killed in the crash. HOT SRINGS, Ark. (API- Sen. J. William Fulbright's crit- clsm of United States policy in Viet Nam came under attack Saturday by the assistant national adjutant general for the Veterans of Foreign Wars. '< Curtis M. Jewell scolded the Democratic senator from Arkansas far offering criticism without offering a practical solution. Jewell also decried the action of Americans who oppose their nation's involvement in Viet Nam. . CAMDEN, Ark. (AP) - Rtp- David Pryor plans to launch an Old-fashioned political barnstorming tour in his campaign for congressman from the 4th District. He said Saturday he would be- gin taking his platform and his credentials to the peoples' doorstep within the next 10 days In an effort to reach as many "people in Our district at is humanly possible. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Joe Basbre, a Democratic candi-| date for lieutenant governor, has opened his Little Rock campaign headquarters. Basore, of Cherokee Village, said he would not have a campaign manager. He said he planned to "barnstorm" the state before toe July 26 pri> mary. Busy at the Time The United States did not enforce the Monroe Doctrine when Napoleon III gained control of Mexico since the nation was torn by the Civil War and was not able to interfere. A duck will sink in water if the oil is removed from its feathers. .. . • ••••*•••••*••••••••••) , Service* By FUNERAL HOME , Inlejritj -.'": BEN A, BUGG, 4 p.m. Sunday, Cobb Chapel. ..... • ••«••••••••*••••••«••.«)'•• Daily Record Second Week For Revival Nehemiah Temple heads in a second week of revival services, beginning each night through Friday at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Temple's Young People's department, the revival is under the direction of Elder John Moore and Melvin Brown, junior pastor. OBITUARY • Mrs. Rhoods Mrs. Beatrice Rhoads, wife of John T. Rhoads. 0 s c e o 1 a farmer and businessman, died Saturday night in Memphis. She was 74. Mrs. Rhoads was born in Car- linsville, 111., and had lived in Osceola for the last 40 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church, with Rev. E. A. Boyer and Rev. Harry Jacobs conducting the rites. Burial will be in Mississippi County Memorial Gardens. Swift Funeral Home Is In charge. Besides her husband, Weather U. S. Weather Bureau Agricultural service Keiser, Ark. High pressure continues to be the governing factor in Arkansas weather. Clear skies this morning will give way to a few cumulus clouds during the late morning and afternoon but no triggering mechanism is available to touch off muclvneeded shower activity. A few thundershowers will break out from Texas to the northern plains but the general fair and dry weather pattern will persist over much of the nation. Yesterday's highs were in the mid 80s to low 90s and overnight lows ranged from a cool 47 at Gilbert to 65 at Morrilton. The five-day forecast, 6 a.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. next Sunday, calls for temperatures to average one to five degrees below normal with minor day-today changes. Normal highs 88 to 92. Normal lows 86 to 71. Rain will average around .1 to inch in north Arkansas and to 1 inch in south Arkansas Warren,Mrs. Ethel Plant, died Saturday at age 79. PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Rev. Dr. Albert W. Steinfurth, past president of the Central Conference of thee Lutheran Ihureh of America, died Saturday. He was 75. Rhoads leaves a son, Mrs. J. T. Rhoads. Jr., of Amarillo, Tex.; Two daughters, Mrs. C. B. Johnson of New Orleans and June Rhoads Welborn of Osceola. A brother, Gilbert Bates of Springfield. HI.; A sister, Mrs. Beulah Ail of Pueblo, Col.; One grandchild and one great grandchild. Pallbearers today will be Don Whitney. Pete Wells, Dewey Davidson, Bill J. Edrington, Ambrose Teaford and Fred Boling. NEGRO bccuring as widely scattered thundershowers only after the middle of the week. Moisture shortages continue to build up in the Delta and are becoming a concern over most of the southeast half of the state The outlook is for dry weather to continue through Wednesday but with increasing possibilities of showers after mid-week. Several days of dry weather wil favor haying operations. Win< conditions wil! continue to gov ern the effectiveness of spray ing operations and there is lit tie likelihood that sprays ap plied to crops will be washec off through Wednesday. Saturday's high— 87 Sunday's low— 62 Yesterday's high— 91 overnight low— 64 Weekend precipitation— nons Precipitation Jin. 1 M 4Me— 21,91 Sunset today — 7:16 Sunrise tomorrow— 4:47 Trill Date A Year AID Yesterday's high— 87 Overnight low— 60 Precipitation Jsn. 1 te date— 23.0S World Depths Markets Opeo High Low Last Chicago Wheat July 182 186 3 /* 182 195% Sept. 184V4 188 184% 188V, Dec. 189H 194 189% 194 Chicago Soybeans July 338 340% 336 340V* Aug. 330 336 330 335V4 Sept. 304 311 304 310 New York Stocks Texas GS 109% Chrysler 40Vs RCA 52 AT&T 53% Dow 67V4 GM =. SOVfe Ford 46V4 U. S. Steel 43VJ Comsat 60 Amer- Motors 10 Sears ./ 86% Parke Davis 30Vi Gen. Elect 110 5 /s Beth. Steel 32 Ms Reynolds Tob 38 7 /s Standard NJ YOUR KROGER STORE MANAGER'S Plus a Red Hot Bonus! KXTRA Top Value Staxnp* with this coupon and additional purchase of SS.OO or more, excluding tebaeci, and in addition to other purchate. requirements. . • ft.1 tzpires Tuesday, June 21. .Limit one Quarter Sliced ;, Pork Loin Ib. (Continued from Page One) few minor incidents involving local whites and the marchers. One white volunteer quit the march after a week. "There are enough here without me now," said Hank Coleman, 23, who grew up in Omaha, Neb., and is on his way to Peru for two years of Peace Corps duty. But Coleman had less than kind words for some of the other whites among the marchers. He called some whites with wild mops of hair and stubby chins a handicap, not a help, to the Negro movement. "Those white people along the route would shout at the Negroes, "What's the matter with you. You ought to be ashamed to be seen with those white trash." he said. 'It seems only common sense to me that if these white volunteers shaped up a Httle, shaved, their voter registration work arounse nearly so from white people in the community." Mesredlth began with a few companions June 5. Kn was shot and wounded the next day, shortly after crossing Into Mississippi. Civil rights croup Mok up the march. Mrs. Briley Mrs. Daisy Myrtle Briley of Jonesboro died Saturday. She was 69. Born in Cooler, Mo., Mrs. Briley had lived in Manila for about 31 years. She moved to Jonesboro three years ago. . Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. today at Community Methodist Church In Manila, with Rev. Jack Glass officiating. Burial was in Manila Cemetery. Se leaves four sons, Talmadge Briley of Manila; Richard Briley of Mountain Home, Virgil Briley of Benton Harbor, Mich., and Robert Briley, Jr.. of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Three daughters, Mrs. Louis Stewart of E. St. Louis. III., Mrs Noveline Taylor of Trumann, and Mrs. Virgie Wolderton of Imboden; Two brothers, Howard Rushing of Salinas, Cal., and Virgil Rushing of Jackson, Tenn.; Four sisters, Mrs. Mamie Me- Farland o! Jackson, Tenn., Mrs. Elsie Reed of Dixie, Mrs. Eula Campbell of Saulsbury, Tenn., the march and Mrs. Lillie Long of Des Arc; Thirty-one grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Howard Funeral Service is In oharft School of Health, Physical cation and Recreation at Indiana University since 1957, died Saturday at age 60. He was a former president of the American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation. OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The sister of Chief Justice Earl would much not ani- (Continued from Page One) denial of their federal rights, and the federal courts are far from powerless to redress the wrongs done to them." But, the justice said, no federal law provides immunity from state prosecution on local ordinances and federal removal law "does hot require and does not permit the judges of the federal courts to put their breth ren of .the state judiciary on trial." Stewart went on to list federal remedies that eventually could become available, including federal review of the state court decisions and even -dam age suits against state officials who violate defendants' federa constitutional and legal rights The Justice went on to say Congress has the power to en large tht area of cases tha' may be removed to federa court, but he barred at this point "a strained Interpre tation" of tha 1964 civil rights act Holiday Inn .40% Chou En-lai Is Touring Romania EFORIE, Romania (AP) .— Red Chinese Premier Chou En- lai continued his tour of southern Romania today after an unexpected day of political talks with Romanian leaders in this tourist-crowded .Black Sea Resort. . . Chou was closeted with hief Nicolae . Ceausescu and 'remier Ion Gheorghe Maurer it a .government guest house lere Sunday for what officials escribed as an impromptu con- inuation of discussions of international problems. Western, newsmen accom- lanying Chou and Ceausescu were told, the exchanges in Bu- cbarst. and Eforie had been 'successful," but Romanian officials declined to disclose details. A high-ranking Communist source said the. two delegations dealt with "every subject of common interest," apparently including the Chinese-Soviet feud, the current purges in Oiiina and the Viet Nam crisis. Asked whether a possible mediation effort had been discussed to end the war in Viet Nam, a Romanian official said: "Our positior on this matter is well-known. Since we support North Viet Nam and the National Liberation Front we shall be ready to offer our services if our allies demand it." The premier was due to return to Bucharst Tuesday to resume formal talks with Ceau- sescu. 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