The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 15, 1966 · Page 14
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 15, 1966
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ttgt Fourteen - Blythevlll* (Ark.) Courier N«wi - Frldty, July », M6« At Th Poll Finley Frogg was 77 years old, but he felt that if he re tired from his b u s i n e s s, the whole. internal structure would collapse. In fact, he had nourished this elevated opinion of himself for years with the result that he tried to run every facet of his business himself, delegating as little authority as possible. He pushed himself to the limit, working fourteen to sixteen hours a day. His wife had long since given up complaining about bis lack of attention to family affairs — or anything else — since her complaints quite obviousy made no impression on Finley. Finley had once read that General Eisenhower had once told Mamie that his career came first and his family second, which seemed infinitely reasonable to Finley. In fact, he became fond of enlarging Eisenhower's re •tort by announcing "my business comes first, second, and third" whenever anyone was foolish enough to try to enlist his support for any other project whatsoever. Only once did Finley waver from his path of tending to business first, last, and always. The rule occurred when Finley's nephew, who was named after "Uncle Finley," announced his candidacy for mayor. Finley was interested enough to register, but he got tied up auditing his books on election day and forgot to vote. Nephew Finley lost by a ten to one majority and ole man Finley got so mad that he moved out of town and across the county line immediately, stopping only to punch the mayor elect in the nose. * * * The new mayor pressed charges; Finley was convicted of a felony and fined $1000. Finley lived in his new county ten years before he died, never again participating in an election of any kind, shape or fashion. When was Uncle Finley Frog's registration canceled? The Arkansas constitution provides that the county clerk shall cancel ttie registration of voters who: 1. Have failed to vote in four successive calendar years. 2. Have changed their residence to an address outside the county. 3. Have been convicted of a felony and not pardoned or, 4. Who are not lawfully qualified electors of the county where they are registered. t. Who have died. So Finley Frog's registration could be cancelled for any of these reasons. The Director of the Bureau of Vital Statistics would notify Hie county clerk of Finey's death as would the Circuit Clerk have notified him of Finley's conviction. On either occasion Finley's registration would have been cancelled, if it had not already been cancelled due to failure to vote for four years or due to the clerks own knowledge of Finley's change of address. ACTION—Members of the King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, are frozen into a classical grouping by the camera during a rehearsal of a musical drive which they 11 perform during the Royal Tournament in London. Faubus Warns a i ' Name Calling Hurts Demos By BILL SIMMONS Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov. Orval Faubus has some advice for the Democratic candidates for governor: Don't cheapen the party's nomination — you may win it. "If they keep slinging things at each other the nomination isn't going to be worth much before long." Faubus said. "We've got Republicans to beat in November." The governor, in a private Faubus said name-calling among the Democratic contenders dirties the nomination and reduces its value. "Why, I'd rather lose the nomination than to win it and lose to the Republicans," he said. "Who would want to be the first Democrat to, lose to a Republican in a hundred years? Not me." Faubus recommended that when one is called a name, just forget it. "The Frank Holt people are interview with The Associated keeping quiet," he said. "I Press, said the winner of the Democratic primary could find the nomination a burden if it had been cheapened by other Democrats. Walter's Fooling Everyone -He's Still Alive- By BILL SIMMONS Associated Press Writer North Little Rock (AP) Walter Lucas awoke and that made it a great day—he was still alive. Walter has cystic fibrosis. At the age of 16, he has had ;F for 15 years—seven more years than one doctor thought ie would live. "I'm fooling them all," Walter said. "And I'm going to keep fooling them." To fool them, Walter must live, and he says living is his No. 1 occupation, one involving many things. For Walter, living includes ritual of medication and limited exertion and sleeping in a mist tent—the CF version of an oxygen tent. But life also is his flock of homing pigeons, a cal with kittens, and beagles in the dog pen in back of the Lucas' small white frame house. When he returns as an llth grader to North Little Rock High School this fall, he says it will be playing the flute in the school band. "He can't go to all the ball- games or drills because they're just too strenuous," said Clarence Lucas, Walter's father, "but he gets along." Walter says: "The band marches for three or four hours at a time and I just couldn't live through that." Cystic fibrosis struck Walter at the age of one. "I was almost dead then," he says. His condition was first diagnosed as pneumonia, but tests at the University of Arkansas Medical Center confirmed that he had CF "the child killer." That was when the Lucas' learned that they were carriers of the disease. Two years earlier they had had another son, Mike, who now is a healthy 19-year-old. "And boy is he big," said Walter, comparing his 5 feet 1 and 79 pounds to Mike's 6-foot, 165-pound frame. The most Walter has weighed is 83 pounds. Part of the medication he takes is designed to stimulate his appetite. . "I gain a few pounds, and then I get sick again and lose it all," he says. "It can get pretty tiring. And, the father says, it affords many opportunities for a family to turn to bitterness— or learn its strength. "If the Lord didn't intend it to be this way, then it wouldn't be this way," he said. "People question the judgment of the Lord, but I don't know how we could bear up if we didn't have faith in Him." Walter says: "You just have to live with being sick—you just have to put up with it." Having to put up with it, Walter says, yields its own kind of rewards. "I think I appreciate life more than other kids, just because I've had to appreciate just being alive," he says. Dr. Thomas Bost, director of the CF division of the Medical Center in Little Rock, supervises care for Walter. He makes no prediction about how long Walter will live, but he says the end is not in sight. And neither is a cure, Bost said. "But you never know," he said. "It might come tomorrow. It might come the next day." At the Medical Center though, there is hope in the CF with cystic fibrosis living to be 32," Lucas says. "But you will," Walter says, grinning. Despite his show of high spirits, Walter says he some- division—the only CF treatment (times finds that even in his center in Arkansas and one of about 35 in the nation. There are new drugs. "I'm taking some I haven't had before," Walter says. "They may be helping some. I kind of think they are." most carefree moment he is wishing for discovery of a CF cure. "I sure hope they find one," he says, adding with deterination: "They'd better find one soon. But if they don't. think maybe that's the smartest thing to do in the face of these charges. "But they might ought to open up a little more in the way of offering a program," Faubus said. Since the interview, the Holt campaign has expanded its plans for a gubernatorial program; but Holt also has taken to answering the charges fired at him. * * * Faubus said Brooks Hays has "wisely, I think" not fired back at; name-calling tactics. "But he's promising a lot of things," Faubus said. "I think he may have hurt himself by promising so much. People are beginning to wonder whether he can delivedr it all." Hays said he can deliver it. making the best use of available federal funds and wise handling of state money. There have been charges that Hays, Holts and a third candi- And there are new treatments they don't." a lung wash, for instance, which helps clear mucus from Walter's lungs, reduces his coughing, and makes breathing easier. "I think this treatment is one of the best ones yet," Walter's father says. And, together, they say they rely on hope the way they hope to someday rely on a cure. Walter, brown - haired and brown - eyed, sometimes sits in the living room with his father to speculate about the possibilities. "I've never heard of anybody Today In History .Well, date—Dale Alford—are backed by the same people Who supported Faubus. The governor said some people of his past administrations can be found in the camp of almost any of the candidates for the Democratic nomination. As for his personal relationship with Alford, Faubus says: 'Alford and I have never Hollywood Notes HOLLYWOOD! AP) - Notes and comment on the Hollywood scene— Jimmy Durante's life may be the next show business biography to appear on the Broadway stage. During a recent visit here, former MGM chief Dore Senary discussed with Durante and his agents his proposal for a musical play based on the comedian's earlier years. Schary should know his subject; back in the 1930s he wrote gags for Durante's radio show. If the stage biography succeeds, it will undoubtedly lead to a film version. Now two Jarres Bond movies are shooing a once. "Casino Royale," first of the Ian Fleming books, which Charles Fidman bought before the Bon- domania. is sill filming in England after months of production. Unable to secure the services of Sean Connery, Feldman is hav-jfans. ing a series of stars impesso- Today is Friday, July 15, the 196th day of 1966. There are 169 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1779, Brig. Gen. Anthony-"Mad Anthony" —Wayne led four regiments of jhis light corps in attack on Stony Point, a heavily fortified British fort on the Hudson River. Only one of his three columns had loaded rifles, His other two had only bayonets for weapons. Wayne took the fort. nata Bond. 'You Only Live Twice" also started filming in England, with Connery in his customary role. The company will shift to Japan later this summer. Edward G. Robinson appeared in public for the first time since his accident and operation. He showed up at the Torn Curtain" preview looking hale and hearty, and chortled over the line by an Iron Curtain thug who commented that a situation in the movie was "just like an Edward G. Robinson movie." On this date j In 1606, the Dutch painter lias Rembrandt was born. In 1870, the last of the Confederate states, Georgia, was readmitted to the union. In 1918, American forces attacked the Germans at Chateau- Thierry. Also in 1918, the second battle of the Marne began. The U.S. Public Health Service estimates there are two. million or more undiagnosed cases of diabetes in the nation. Theodore Roosevelt was born Oct. 27, 1858. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on Oct. 28, 1886. BreWster County is the largest county in Texas, with 6,280 square miles. been close friends. But I guess our relationship now is about as close as it was when we were allied together in 19579." Faubus contends that he is still favored by a majority of Arkansas voters and that some Democratic candidates have not been smart in trying to appeal to the anti-Faubus ele- nority of the voters," Faubus ment. "They're appealing to a mi- said. "It takes a majority t$ win." '* Faubus said that when hf 21, he was the top Democra^ bowed out of the race MarcHi according to his poll. At one] point, he said, less than a ma-- jority wanted him to seek a, seventh term. '?, "But on the day I decided to. "I can't understand these apg get out I was on top," he saioV peals to the minority that'll against me." ;J OFFICE FOR RENT Location: 219 Walnut Street In Heart of Business District SERVICES FURNISHED: 1. Air Conditioned 2. Central Heat 3. Janitor Service 4. Free Parking 5. Lights and Lighting 6. Partitioned to suit tenant SEE or Call TOD HARRISON PO 3-1541 'Let Justice roll down as the waters and righteousness as a might; stream" Amos ch. 6-24. ELECT ERNEST L. (E. L.) HOLLAWAY Circuit Judge Position No. 1 Second Judicial District Corning Dedicated to fair and Impartial trials GENERAL MACHINE WORK & WELDING • TOOL AND DIE WORK • HEAT TREATING • ENGINEERING And DESIGNING BARKSDALE 325 South Broadway Manufacturing and Machine Works PO 2-2911 In 1945, President Harry S. j Truman reached Europe en route to the Potsdam Conference. Ten years ago—An investiga- jtion was begun into the crash, • the day before, of an Air Force "Torn Curtain" turned out to I transport plane near McGuire be, as the master predicted, "Vintage Hitchcock." It's a welcome return to his suspense- and-chase films. And the bed scene . of Julie Andrews and Paul Newman will indeed pop Air Force Base in New Jersey. Forty-five were killed. One year ago—Mariner-4 the world's first Mars probe began transmitting back to earth photos of the surface of Mars as the the eyes of the "Mary Poppins" spacecraft orbited the red plan- jet. ORDINANCE NO. 744 AN ORDINANCE ASSESSING THE VALUE OF BENEFITS TO BE RECEIVED BY THE OWNERS OF EACH OF THE SEVERAL BLOCKS, LOTS AND PARCELS OF LAND WITHIN STREET IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 6 OF BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS. WHEREAS, more than two- thirds in value of the property holders owning property adjoining the locality to be effected and situated in Street Improvement District No. 6 of the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, organized for the purpose of constructing concrete streets with integral curb and storm water drainage system to serve the inhabitants of the said district, all to be located and constructed in the places and in the manner and of the materials that the Commissioners of said district shall deem for the best interest of the district, have petitioned the City Council of the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, for the construction of said improvement, and that the costs thereof shall be assessed upon the real property in the said district according to the benefits received; and WHEREAS, said benefits re ceived by each and every block lot and parcel of real propert; situated in said district equals or exceeds the local assessment thereon; and WHEREAS, the estimated cost of said improvement to be assessed and charged upon the real property of the district according to tiie benefits received; HEREBY the assessed benefits amount to $152,848.05; NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS; SECTION 1. That the several blocks, lots and .parcels of real property in said Street Improvement District No. 6' be and they are hereby assessed according to the assessment list of said improvement district as the same now remains in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, and as !he same may be annually readjusted by the Board of Assessors, and that 'ivc per centum (5%) of the assessment of each of the said blocks, lots and parcels shall be collected by the lounly Colleclor with Ihc first nstallment of general taxes becoming due in the year 1967, and annually thereafter with the first installment of general taxes until the whole of the said local assessment shall be paid. SECTION 2. As provided by Ark. Stats. Ann. Section 20417 the time for the filing of the assessment of benefits by the City Clerk with the County Collector is extended until October 1, 1966. SECTION 3. That all ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed, and this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage. PASSED: July 12, 1966. APPROVED: s/ Jimmie Edwards Mayor ATTEST: s/ W. I. Malin City Clerk 7-15 NEWS BRIEFS Wyoming ranks second among he states in uranium produc- natural gas. It's coal deposits George Washington grew rye it Mount Vcrnon especially lor lislilling. LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Sheriff Rudy Gonzales shot down a one-armed bandit recently with his submachine gun. County commissioners Ordered the sheriff to destroy a confiscated nickel slot machine, so Gonzales used it as the target for his machine gun practice. GREGORY, Mich. (AP) Mrs. Clifford Hewlett heard her two dogs barking. She looked out the window and saw a whita- lailed deer chase one of the dogs up on to the porch. After flower boxes had been overturned, Mrs. Hewlett said recently, the doe turned her attention to the other dog, which fled into the woods with the deer in pursuit. The dog returned half an hour later, panting but unharmed, Mrs. Hewlett said. Coast Guard buoy tender Spar will sail Thursday on the first leg of a two-month cruise to study the bottom of the Atantic and Arctic Oceans. The Spar will chart an underwater mountain chain called the Jan Mayen fracture during its 17,000-mile voyage. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) James A. Schroeder, 33, convicted of breaking the city's law against feeding pigeons except in nine designated areas, has received sentence. He must feed pigeons in tbe approved areas the first Sunday of every month for the next two years, Municipal Court Judge Elton C. Lawless ruled recently. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Police are looking for the owners of two rafts found recently on the Columbia River. Both had tubs aboard in which a total of 174 marijuana plants were found growing. BRISTOL, R.I. .(AP) - Th* Norway's per capital electric power consumption in 1965 was 11,900 kilowatt-hour units, far mort than any other country. ALL PRICE •BLOUSEE •DRESSES •SLACKS •BLOUSES Big Savings On Fine Qualify MARTIN'S 'The Store For Men & Boys"

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