The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 21, 1966 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 21, 1966
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62—NO. 83 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS (72315) TUESDAY, JUNE 21,1966 TIN CENTS 13 PAGES Man Is Freed In Club Death James (Dizzy) Vance, 45, was released from custody yesterday after the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department ruled that Sunday night slaying of Negro Chris Orr, Jr., 18, of Roseland "justifiable homicide." The shooting, which Vance admitted, occurred at Vance's club, Dizzy's, at the State Line. Deputies said eyewitnesses corroborated Vance's story that Orr attacked the owner of the popular Negro night club with a knife and that Vance shot in self-defense. Listed in serious condition at Chickasawba Hospital this morning was L. C. Kelly, Jr., 19, of 621 Boone St., apparently an accidental victim of the same .45 caliber bullet that killed Orr. Pemiscot deputies said the bullet passed through Orr and lodged in Kelly, who was a bystander. Vance, a Negro, has owned and operated the club for several years, sheriff's deputies said. Cletus Bailey, a white man erroneously identified as the club's owner in yesterday's edition, has no connection with Dizzy's Club. Police Crack Beer Case Eight Blytheville teenagers will be tried in Juvenile Court next week as a result of investigative work yesterday by Chief George Ford that incriminated them in a "beer-burglary" of Bogan's Distributing Co. of 1011 S. Division Saturday night. Ford said the boys admitted breaking into the warehouse at about 10:15 Saturday night and stealing six cases of beer. He said two cases have been recovered, two were apparently drunk and two are at present unaccounted for. The youths ranged in age from 15 to 17. Marchers Pay Homage To Slain By DON MCKEE LOUISE, Miss. (AP) -Mississippi civil rights marchers participated in a two-pronged observance today of the slaying of three civil rights workers at Philadelphia, Miss., two years ago. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, planned to fly to Meridian, Miss., to hold memorial services for two white New Yorkers and a Mississippi Negro killed after they went to Inspect a burned church. Six carloads of Negroes left their campsite at Louise early today to drive 85 miles t» Philadelphia for a protest march there in connection with the death of the trio in June 1694. Some of the marchers planned the Philadelphia trip Monday night, but transportation was not available. * * * The main group of marchers planned their southward, trek today toward the state capital at Jackson. Monday night they camped in a hog pasture owned by a wealthy Negro. H.L. Montgomery. Montgomery said he "had an intuition" the marchers would come by to see him. That was two weeks ago, he said, before the marchers decided to desert U.S. Highway 51—the route from Memphis, Tenn., to Jackson planned by James H. Meredith — and meander through the Mississippi countryside. The marchers made 1V& miles Monday, their longest walk In one day. They pitched their three tents on the hard- packed ground of a big lot en Montgomery's farm just outside this community of 481 persons. Jim Johnson Raps LBJ PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP) Jim Johnson criticized compulsory school consolidation, President Lyndon B. Johnson and opponent Dale Alford Monday night in a speech to a sparse crowd of 250 at the ,reene County Courthouse. Johnson said forced consolt dation could turn into a bonanza : or bond dealers and he feels :he same way about it that he does about school integration. He is an outspoken segregation- st. The candidate said consolidation would move pupils out of Duildings on which the bonded debt must still be paid and require new bonds for new buildings at the consolidated school. On his namesake in Washington, Johnson said, "The greatest service Lyndon Johnson is doing in the White House today is keeping Hubert Humphrey from becoming president." 'Chicken' Thief KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) A shaky bandit, so nervous he had to rest his pistol on a coun. ter, pulled a ?300 holdup at a finance agency Monday. After looking over the place, he pointed his gun toward the office of L. E. Spaunhorst, iMtit- ager of the loan company branch. "All right, mister, get out here," he said. Two employes emptied cash drawers of money. The bandit, his gun still shaking, took the currency. After ordering the office staff into • back room ht fltd. DOME RESTORATION — Construction began this week on restoring the large dome atop the Mississippi County Court House at Osceola. Judge A. A. Banks said today that the cost of repairing the landmark would probably run about $50,01)0. "We hope the cost will run under this mark if we can use some county labor," he said. The project will take about four months for completion. Spencer Anderson and Fred Manie are directing the work with Uzzell Branson as architect. (Courier News Photo) Franco-Red Talks Open In Moscow By FRED W. COLEMAN MOSCOW (AP) - President Charles de Gaulle began formal talks with top Kremlin leaders today after starting his 11-day I. Brezhnev led the Soviet team at the first of three scheduled formal meetings, emphasizing the importance the Soviets are giving the talks. Brezhnev's state visit with a call for France j position as the party's general and the Soviet Union to join in a search for solutions to Europe's problems. Communist party chief Leonid secretary makes him the most powerful man in the Soviet Union, but he has only a secondary government role and usually City Updates Trash Pickup The city finally is able to | accumulate and spill out. This comply with city law, Mayor Jimmie Edwards reported this morning. "We're now making two pickups of garbage a week," Edwards said. This is required by city law, but the city never has been in a position to do it. "We've added an extra truck in each of the past three years. This year, we added one more crew and then gave each crew 10 hours more work every week. They're happy about that, of course, because it fattens their paychecks. "Last w e e k, we m a d e pur first double pick - up and it worked out just about perfect." Having two garbage service calls a week has been a long- term goal of Edwards. "This way, the garbage doesn't have such a chance to Jets Crash in Virginia 'Suddenly the Boy Was Gone, -Just His Shoes 7 - HAMPTON. Va. (AP) - Daylight was giving way to dusk as the little boy played in front of his home on Old Buckroe Road, unaware that a burning Marine jet was sweeping down on him. And then, suddenly, he wasn't there any more. Just his shoes. This tragic scene was witnessed Monday night by James A. Hardin and his son, Bobby, 13, as they were driving home from a Little League baseball game. The big jet had just collided with another military 'plane over a nearby shopping center. pilotless, it screamed across the flat tide water landscape and shattering houses in its fiery path. "I heard a woman screaming as she ran across a yard with a baby in her arms," Hardin said. "A man followed her out of the house with blood streaming from his face." When they got to their own home — at 503 Smiley Road — the Hardins found a landscape of burning debris. "Part of the fuel pump was in my back yard," Hardin said. "A steel pipe was embedded in eur roof. Part of the bearing case from a jet engine had knocked down part of a trellis in. the front yard but left a light bulb on lop. of the trellis intact." Roher Young, 22, a technician for the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., was visiting with his family at his- parents' home just a few blocks away when the jet crashed. "It was the most horrible thing I have ever seen," he said.' E. W. Riss was coming from an Army Reserve meeting when he happened to look skyward. "I saw a flare, like a big silver ball at first," he said. "Then there was an explosion, and I saw debris floating slowly down." "I was coming out the front door of my house at the time it hit, said Ronald Beasley, 26, a shipyard worker. "I heard this big noise and this great big ball of flame rose up from the ground and kept rising as tall as three or four houses. It hung there a second and ten there was just fire everywhere." (See page 12 for additional story) C of C Urged to Back New Bi The new cotton research and.research on cotton and in sales;farmer friends who might riot promotion enabling bill seems destined to become law and yesterday Blytheville's Chamber of Commerce was urged to "get out and back the farmer referendum which will follow." Speaking was Bill Wyatt, Blytheville farmer and long-time county and state Farm Bureau leader. "I feel that this new program will determine whether or not cotton is going out as a major crop or whether it will be an even larger bulwark of this area's economy," Wyatt said in speaking on the legislation which is aimed at permitting gins to deduct fl per bale, proceeds at which will be used in promotion of cotton cloth and understand the program and other cotton products. Wyatt explained the bill has been passed by the Senate and the House and now is being studied by Senate - House conferees to reconcile differences. It almost surely will be signed into law, he said. However, this permissive type legislation merely lets the nation's half million cotton farmers vote on whether or not they desire to have the compulsory deduction (which is refunded at the farmer's request). It is in the subscqucent referendum that Wyatt feels the community should support. "I urge you to talk with your help explain to them. Then, urge them to vote for it. "The .referendum will be called very soon after the bill is Marina Oswald Expecting Third Child DALLAS, Tex. (AP) .. The former Marina Oswald, 24, is expecting her third child, and her first from her present marriage to Kenneth J. Porter. The widow of Lee Harvey Oswald, named cy the Warren Commission as the assassin of President John F. Kennedy, and Porter, 28, were married June 1,1965. signed into law, I feel." * * Cotton is taking a terrific dollar beating in promotion and research from synthetics, Wyatt explained. "You can't get a half million cotton farmers together in some thing like the National Cotton Council or the Cotton Producers Institute. Both of these organizations have done excellent jobs but we now need the whole weight of all cotton growers behind a systematic program of research and marketing. "Cotton is a good fiber ... superior fiber and it lends itself to improvement tv h r o u g h research. We (eel this program will pay big dividends." Research and promotion expenditures, he explained, will be controlled by- an elected board selected by the cotton farmers. Cotton acreage in Mississippi County, he pointed out, has been cut 28 percent this year "and even more when you consider what the weather has done.") and with a 16 million bale surplus looming for August, the chances are that it will be further reduced next year. Wyatt went on to explain how the crop affects the lives of many area people who are not directly connected with its production or sale. Chamber President Dan Burgc introduced Wyatt. means that our crews which spray the alleys to keep down insects will not have such a job. We're already making plans to use them part time on the truck which handle debris such as tree limbs." One of the key factors in the double pick-up schedule, he said is the collection of sanitation fees. "Everyone is paying now and so we have more money to operate with. The attitude of the people has been wonderful. When they realized that everyone would be paying, they didn't object to that 75 cents a month." * .* * On Thursday, Edwards said, the city will pick up four flatbed trucks. Two of these will be used in construction and two will be used to pick up non-garbage trash such a.? limbs, mowed grass, concrete blocks and construction debris. "If people will put this sort of thing right at the street and then call (PO 3-7381), well be able to pick it up the same day if they call early enough. We don't want fiiis sort of stuff stacked in the alleys because it just slows up the garbage crews ... they can't pick it up. "But if folks will put their limbs and grass out near the street and give the engineering department a ring, they'll usual- jly get same-day service at no charge. Of course, if there are several truck loads, we make a charge, but for the normal aome-owner getting rid of some limbs and such there's no charge at all." Southwestern Bell Planning Open House Southwestern Bell will hold open house tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the office of Blytheville's LEhigh exchange located across the street from Gosnell School near the entrance to Blytheville Air Force Base on Air Force Road. Local Bell manager Bob Jennings said users wil be given privileged insights into methods stays out of such talks with government visitors. Others who faced De Gaulle across a long table in Catherne's Hall in the great Kremlin Palace were Premier Alexei N. Kosygin, President Nikolai V; Podgorny and Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko. De Gaulle's team included Foreign Minister Maurice Couve de Murville and Ambassador Philippe Baudet. Newsmen admitted briefly" at the beginning of the session heard De Gaulle and Kosygin mention Stalin. "I think I had dinner in. this hall to : 1944." De Gaulle said. "With Stalin?" Kosygin asked. ;v "Yes," said De Gaulle, pointing to chairs. "I was there and he was there." De Gaulle issued his call "for agreement between the two countries at a banquet in the Kremlin Monday night. .: "Without .ignoring the essential role that the, United .States has to play" in the world, he said, France hinks that., the first condition wor world progress "is re-establishment in Europe of. fertile. unity instead of haying Europe paralyzed by sterile division," .".,,"•' It is up to France and the S>, viet Union to start, trying to solve European problems, particularly the problem of Germany, he said. . , France wants to find a "way out of this vicious circle" of East-West confrontation .arid seeks to "begin establishing new relations pursuing the aim. of detente, accord and cooperation with the so-called East: European states." ••..;' Soviet President Podgorny, also speaking at the banquet honoring De Gaulle, said he is convinced France and the Soviet Union can agree on the situation in Europe and other areas "especially those where the flames of war are raging today." He obviously meant Viet Nam. De Gaulle paid a formal call on Podgorny two hours after he arrived and later called on Kosygin. The French president also is expected to talk with Brezhnev. Kosygin will accompany DB Jaulle on his tour of Novpst- Jirsk in Siberia, Leningrad, Kiev and Volgograd, the site of the World War II battle of Stalingrad. De Gaulle, 75, is in the first year -of a new seven-year term as president. of handling telephone calls and will see a portion of the complex switching equipment which helps speed their local and long- distance calls. "We hope all our customers living in the LEhigh exchange area will take this opportunity to come and see us, and give us the chance to meet them," Jennings said. Jennings said tours of the building, souvenirs, and refreshments will be offered. "As a special added feature, we'll be playing 'Long Distance IQ." He said two special prizes will be given to guests at the I open house. Hospitals Fill New Position Mississippi County Hospitals have named a new administrative assistant. He is Jack Weldon of Houston, Tex. Weldon is married and the father of a boy. He and his family live at 1613 West Hearn. The position he fills is newly created. REGISTRATION DEADLINE NEAR July S is the final day for voters to register and be eligible to vote in the July Democratic primary. "We want everyone to come by the court house in Blytheville or Osceola and qualify themselves to" vote," W. J. Wunderlich, Democratic Central Committee, chairman, said. niiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiHniiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiNiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Wtather Forecast Clear to partly cloudy and warm through Wednesday, tifgh today and Wednesday 86 to 94. Lows tonight 55 tc 65. Outlook Thursday little change. niiiiiiniiiioiniiiiiiiiHUiiiiiiHiinraiiiiiiiH

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