The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 28, 1967 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 28, 1967
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Page Two — BlythevlU* (Ark.) Courier News- Tuesday, ^November «, 19ff "*_ JUw TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 6:00 SERENADE The Memphis State University Department of Music. Faculty member concert. 6::!0 WHAT'S NEW Kolk Songs. Tracy Newman plays the guitar, banjo, har- Daily Record Weather U. S Weather Bureau Agricultural Service Keiser, Ark. General Weather Features — A large, cold high pressure area is centered over Arkansas and southern Missouri. A nearly stationary cold front runs from Markets CHAMBER (Continued Irom Page One) passed the city because they missed Hie turn-offs, and because they felt the existing Open High Low Last i signs were con fusing and a traf- 7:00 ALL ABOARD A Dog's Life. Fun for preschoolers with puppets. 7:30 CHANNEL 10 TRAVELS Dreamtrip to Denmark. The people and the land. J:00 TOPIC: MEMPHIS CITY SCHOOLS Portable Classrooms. A report on the use of temporary buildings to keip up with the rapid growth of our school system. Internatioaal Education focuses on the school to school pail-ing project with Guatemala. 8:30 THE SOLITARY BILLIONAIRE J. Paul Getty, ocumentary on America's only billionaire. 9:30 SMART SEWING Child's Pinafore. Quick and easy sewing with machine attachments • WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 3:00 ALL ABOARD central Florida to south of Brownville to a low just south of the Big Bend area of west Texas. Moist air overrunning the cold air is causing cloudy skies over Arkansas with light snow at 8 a.m. at Fort Smith and other parts in western Arkansas. Travelers' warnings are out for Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle due to snow and freezing drizzle in those areas. Cotton Harvesting Outlook for Wednesday — Prospects for a good harvest day are not good. The probability of rain today and tomorrow are increasing with the chance of some light snow over all except the extreme south part of the state. General Agricultural Weather — Overrunning conditions have developed faster than was indicated. However the prospect of precipitation has greatly increased for today and tomorrow- Percentage probabilities now range up to 70 percent in central areas. Some light snow is pos- Stamps and Rocks and Bottle sible in all expect southern a- Caps. For preschoolers. 3:30 TOPIC: MEMPHIS CITY ; .SCHOOLS ••Portable Classrooms: A re- Vpbrt on the use of temporary •'buildings to keep up with the : . rapid growth of our school :isystem: International Education focuses on the school i"to school pairing project with Guatemala. 4:00 WHAT'S NEW '-Pancho Villa. Story of a pet goat in Northern Mexico. 4:30 THE GLORY TRAIL -Eyeball Witnesses. The men J< "most responsible for giving ! the West its reputation. S:00 THE RELIGIONS OF MAN .Basic Concepts in Hinduism. ; 'Brahman, the Hindu God, and Hindu teachings. 5:30 ECONOMICS Beggar - My - Neighbor. International trade and its rea- - sons. «:00 SERENADE Festival of Music. A flute recital by Ann Hawker and James Bradfield. 6:30 WHAT'S NEW Pancho Villa. Story of a pet . goat in Northern Mexico. 7:&0 ALL ABOARD . Stamps and Rocks and Bottle Caps. For preschoolers. 7:30 CHANNEL 10 TRAVELS -•The Four Seansons ofJ apan 8:00 BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE The New Industrial State. Dr. .. Alfred Seeyle is host. 8:30 PUBLIC AFFAIRS '•Your Dollar's Worth. An ex- '•-amination of medical care in- .surance and hospital costs. 8:30 THE CREATIVE PERSON ::-Walter Felsenstein. The general manager of the Komische 1 .Opera in East Berlin. New Bethel Circle To Meet Tonight :- • • : Circle One of New Bethel Baptist Church will meet tonight in the home of Mrs. Luella Spears at 7 p.m. Circle Two will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the home of Rev. Sam Wilson. Circle Three will meet with Mrs. Reno Kimbrough Friday at 7 p.m. Winners of the Beautifying Club's money making project •were first place, Mrs. Lula Parker; second place, Mrs. Gertrude Stringer and third place, Mrs. Evelyn Sargeant. reas. Precipitation will do what the cold temperatures will not do and it is likely that most field activities will come to a halt this afternoon and tomorrow. Testerday's high— 57 Overnight low— 28 Precipitation previous 24 hours (to 7 a.m. today)— none Precipitation Jan. 1 to date— 39.35 Sunset today — 4:50 Sunrise tomorrow — 6:47 This Date A Year Ago Yesterday's high— 66 Overnight low— 37 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date — 43.02 World Deaths PARIS (AP)-Mrs. Pierre Mandes-France, wife of the former French premier, died Monday after a long illness. She was Dora in Cairo as Liliane Cicurel, a member of a family which owned one .of Egypt's .largest department stores. Her age was not disclosed. . . PARIS (AP)— Leonid Lavrovsky, 62, artistic director of Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet, was found dead in his bed Monday apparently of a heart attack. WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) —Moravian Bishop J. Kenneth Pfohl, 93, died Monday in his home in Old Salem. He was a past president of the North Carolina Council of Churches. D. C. Houchin Rites to Be Here Services for Delbert C. Houchin, 63, of 716 E. Main, will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow from Cobb Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Mr. Houchin had been a resident of Blytheville for many years and was a native of Gipson County, Ind. He was a 'riverboat captain and died on the riverboat, Captain Howder near Chester, nil. Apparently, he had a heart attack while asleep in his cabin. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Wilma Hatley Houchin; Two sons, Vernon Houchin, Knoxville, Tenn., Billy Wayne Winter Park, Fla.; Two .brothers, Leonard Houchin, Blytheville, and Raymond Houchin, Winter Park and three grandsons. Pallbearers will include Robi n-l VoaMi Vacc Hnhhc Waunp Remember Pay . '. Your Paper Boy Huff, Lamar Welborn, 0. D. Bond and Mervin Gilliss. GOSPEL MEETING NOW IN PROGRESS EVANGELIST AUDIE McKEE FROM MURRAY, KENTUCKY Services Start 7:30 P.M. Man. thru Fri. V ! N EASTSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST ':., 300 N. RUDDLE RD. Chicago Wheat Dec. 14414 144% 143% Mar. 150'A 150% 150 July 155>/2 155% 15514 Chicago Soybeans Jan. 265% 266 2651/2 Mar. 270'/s 270% 2G9 7 /« May 273% 274'/ 4 273% New York Stocks Texas GS 129% Chrysler 52% 143'/a 150V4 155'/ 2 2(i5is 270% 273% RCA 57Vi AT & T 50-/2 Dow 34% Xerox 298V4 1M 79% Pan. Americ 24% ford 50'A iV'house 75 US Steel Curtis Pub. .. Comsat Amer. Motors Sears Parke Davis 11% 51% 12% 55% 26% Gen. Elect 104% Beth. Steel Reynolds Tob 40% Standard NJ 67'/z Holiday Inn 47?-t Ark-La Ark-Mo Divco-Wayne (Bid) 9% 49% OSCEOLA (Continued from P?ge One) be 8,200 kw's. All of which prompted the remark that the situation is serious. "Chances are our present equipment won't carry the load in 1968," Richardson said. The Council decided to purchase a used 2,500 KVA trans, former, combine it with their present substation equipment and get a 10-year growth projection from AG. "Then we can decide if we will have to spend $25,000 or $30, least we'll be fixed for 10 years Councilman Ray Morgan Jr. said. •*• * * Alderman R. E. Prewitt suggested-and the Council agreed- ihat the city advertise for bids to construct eight T-hangars at he municipal airpor. The cost, including related construction, should be under $16,000, Prewitt said. An Osceola bank has agreed to carry the loan, letting hangar rental payments retire the debt in about 10 years, he said. The hangars would rent for about $20 to $25 each per month, according to Prewitt. Star dash The Council also agreed to advertise for a new police car, to cost about $2,000. The group discussed other minutia peculiar to the city, establishing "loading zones," repairing streets and the like. A calm meeting. Perhaps it's the calm before next month's City Council storm. fie hazard. The foregoing remarks are not to be construed as a criticism of Smith. He spoke merely as an advis- | or and not a policy-maker, and his appraisals were based upon iiis experience with the Highsay Department. But Smith was not the only one to cast a pall over the proceedings. Of the road to the municipal airport, Mayor Tom A. Little Jr. said that, although it had top priority, and the city was doing all it could as fast as it could, he could make no firm committment as to when (or if) work would actually begin. Nor could anyone present offer any estimation as to when work on the desired perimeter roads might begin. Little proposed that the High way 18 and 61 sections should have priority, but there was no agreement on which route to take. Highland Street, he said, could be extended to form one segment of a bypass system. However, Moultrie Road, which had also been considered for extension, was out of the question because the necessary rights-of- way could never be obtained. And that was the situation in mid-March. Gloomy, at the very best. But yesterday noon, at the Razorback Restaurant, the com. mittee had its final meeting of the year before the election of a new committee, and the gloom had been displaced with definite optimism over road prospects for the forseeable future, as well as a surprisingly impressive list of actual accomplishments. Among the 12 men present for yesterday's meeting were Bruce Ritchey, committee chairman; Dr. John Hard, Chamber president; Banks; Little J. V. (Red) Vannoy, Chamber executive secretary; and Councilman Bill Williams. • Possibly the signal achievement of the outgoing committee was convincing the Highway Department to change the Blytheville-base road from a secondary to a primary route. Rilchey told the committee that Ward Goodman, director of the Highway Department, had petitioned the Federal Bureau of Public Roads for financing of a four-lane city-base road on a 50-50 basis. The four-lane road to the base, Ritchey said, "is a reality nearer than we think." He then proposed, and the committee unanimously consented, that they recommend to the new Committee that the road be the primary objective for the coming year. On behalf of the committee, Ritchey thanked the Chamber, Banks, Little and other officials The fleetest of the Pony Express riders world by covering the 2,000-mile route hours. tie said, with » consequent vast i roadi; up to vehicle safety improvement in drainage. The I standards, he said. But, as us- Highway Department will do the work and provide most of the material, but the city will have to furnish some $1,500 worth of culvert. Many poor streets in Blytheville will be eliminated in the next two years, Little said. Three new street improvement districts are in the planning stages and work on the David Acres code enforcement district is preceding satisfactorily. This district, When completed, will do aWay with many of gravel roads, resurface part of old Highway 18, and facilitate drainage in the area. The city will have all the improvement districts it can handle next year, he added. The Committee queried Little as to the chances of removing the parking meters from Main Street and making it a four lane road, thereby alleviating any future traffic congestion caused by persons residing in communities west of the city driving to and from their jobs at the industrial plants east of Blytheville. Little chance said there whatsoever. was no Mainten- Presently there are some 4,500 persons living on base and another 1,200 or more at Cosnell. According to Hard, the Strategic Air Command is being phased out and being replaced with units of the Tactical Air Command. Indications are that the future of the base is secure he said. The traffic control light at the base entrance which Smith thought would never be approved was installed and and operational some time ago. Ritchey gave Banks most of the credit for this accomplishment. Ritchey is confident that the overhead signs at the interchanges will be installed "as soon as possible." Thus far, the committee has prevailed upon the Highway Department to install large signs reading "Blytheviile Next Two Exits" at the 1-55 approaches to the city, which is some indication that the state is ready to relent regarding the overhead signs. The possibility of South Highway 61 being made a four-lane road are also -'looking good," Little said. The main problem here is still rights-of-way, he said. If the property owners will donate the rights-of-way, he added, it will relieve the state of part of the costs of construction and also indicate a willingness on behalf of the city. However, north of the railroad track, he continued, there is no possibility whatsoever of four- lane construction because the rights-of-way could never be obtained. Moreover, the state must be convinced that a bottleneck will not be created where the four- lane road would connect with the two-lane street north of the railroad. There is a chance, he indicated, that McHaney Road could be used for a turn-off. The extension of Highway 18 east to the Agrico plant and beyond is in the offing, it was said at the meeting. Improvement of this portion of the road | flow study had been made of may be a strong inducement, the city this year, and publi- for other industries to locate j cation is expected very shortly, there a spokesman said. Improvement of the intersec-j tract had been let for resur- tion at North Sixth and Chick-1 facing the Promised Land road asawba is also seeming more i and that work would probably and more a possibility for next | start early next year as soon year, Little told the Committee, j as weather permitted. This The city already owns part of i road, which borders the indus- the necessary property, he said, '- : -' —'- " " ' •-'" and Uuban Renewal can purchase the remaining land necessary. . The Downtown Urban Renewal project which is now being ance of the meters, he said, was financed about two years ago by a 20-year bond issue. It would require another bond issue to raise the necessary $400,000 to retire the meter bonds. * * + Any hard-surfaced road to the municipal airport must await the ruling of the Civil Aeronautical Board regarding Blytheville's application for air service, the mayor told the committee. All work at the airport being held up pending the CAB decision, he concluded. One badly-needed improvement will be accomplished in ual, he added, the needs far exceeded the available revenues. Little concluded his remarks by saying that in about 25 or 30 years from now, the residents of the Blytheville area would be greatly indebted to the commute for what it had accomplished this year. Ritchey had opened the meeting by saying that industries contemplating locating in Bily- theville are waiting to see what progress will be made regarding road improvement, During the next-45 to 60 days, he said, a lot of people are going to want to spend money for buildings and other facilities, depending upon the traffic and street conditions. The meeting adjourned with the committee content that it had been able to accomplish as much as was done, but recognizing that its successors still had a full agenda facing them. Committee members were Ritchey, C. W. Afflick, Banks, Oscar Fendler, Randall Hawks; Bob Jamison, Bob McHaney, F. E. Scott, L. D. Wade, J. D. Widner and Jerry Halsell. Ex-officio members are Little, Williams, Byron Moore, Paul E. Woods, Hard and Vannoy. The new Committee will be elected Friday morning at the Chamber office in the City Hall. TURKS (Continued from rige One) south coast of Turkey. Destroyers, submarines, patrol boats and minesweepers in that force had sailed early today from the naval base at Mersin, but transports and landing craft the very near future: left-turn loaded with troops, tanks and lanes will be painted on North artillery stayed, in port. Highway 61 in front of the I Tension in Nicosia was in- shopping centers. Little told creased by the announcement the Committee that all ar- i that a shot from a Turkish Cyp- rangements have been made riot outpost in the Turkish sec- and that the city is merely waiting for the state paint truck. Ritchey added that a traffic- DEFENSE (Continued Irom Page One) preferred to keep his top war leadership team intact. But ha did give his personal approval to McNamara's nomination for the presidency of the bank, known formally as The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. McNamara has been a stalwart public spokesman for Johnson's Vietnam policies. However, it was understood that within the private councils of government, he frequently has advocated restraint in the conduct of the war. It has also become known in recent months that McNamara and the Joint Chiefs of Staff have disagreed over the question of wider bombing of North Vietnam, with McNamara op.- posed to substantially extending the list of targets to be hit. But the bombing has been escalated. Franking Privilege In the United States, the franking privilege — the right to send letters or postal packages free of charge — was first granted to the soldiers fighting in the Revolutionary War> according to the Encyclopae- dia Britannica. key Turkish demand for withdrawal of some 8,000 - 12,000 Greek troops from Cyprus. However, a spokesman for the Greek Foreign Ministry in Atfi- ens said his government had proposed withdrawal of all Greek and Turkish military contingents, including those allowed by the 1960 agreement which gave Cyprus its independence from Britain. Informants said, 5th graf 136 '!" 1 '! 1 ! : =!'" ""HIIBIIIIllillSllllil Services Bj wounded a Greek Cypnot policeman early today. Makarios, after a meeting FUNERAL HOME Monday with U.N. representative Jose Rolz-Bennett, had told DELBEKT C. HOUCHIN Services Wednesday at 2 p.rn Cobb Chapel. man of Turkey's New Turkey that Greece had agreed to the when resurfaced, make the site La the opinion of the com- Vannoy said that, acting upon a suggestion from Waldo studied may also make it pos- Coach Company, traffic warn- tended to 1-55, and the city is ing signs will be placed at the planning to lengthen Highland industrial park on Highway 18, probably within the next days. Both American Quality hope of extending Moultrie, the mayor said, because of right- Carbon Manufacturing Company of-way difficulties, as well as plants should be occupied by of the week, Vannoy classified as a primary road. added. Columbia will probably street might cause some prob-| employ 75 to 80 persons imti- lems as regards non-conformity ally, and American Quality and interested persons who had should start with about 25 per of the size of lots bordering the helped to bring about the re- street. Regarding any north-south route through the city, Little About the middle of the year, a delegation of approximately "Roads," said Banks, are 40 persons from Blytheville and study recently made of the coun- the best the city had at present ty road system disclosed that for any such consideration. meet with officials of the Highway Department on behalf of million just to 'bring the county faced from Main to Sawyer, Lit- PLENTY OF WATER makes the And our goal is always to provide plenty of water, when and where you need it. BLYTHEVILLE WATER CO.

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