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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 21, 1966
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62—NO. 107 RT.vmiEvn.i.ig, ARKANSAS (72315) THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1966 TEN CENTS 14 PAGES Alford Presents Unity Platform By Jack Baker < Staff Writer One thing about Dale Alford. He looks a lot better than he photographs. Dr. Alford in the flesh looks very tanned and fit — not at all like the flabby, fishy-looking man we see on teevee and in his photographs. And, in private chats, he is much more forceful than he is in his stump speeches. One woman who is otherwise unimpressed with Dr. Alford commented last night while watching him orate from the Courthouse lawn here,"I don't think his speech is very good, but he sure is sexy looking." At least one other admirer, a young man of six or so, was quite satisfied with the speech. "Dr. Alford," he told the candidate afterward, "that was the best speech I've heard in centuries." Alford campaigned in Blytheville yesterday as part of his stepped-up campaign in Northeast Arkansas. He is the only candidate to date who has made an old-fashioned stump speech in Blytheville. He feels that, while Frank Holt will almost certainly lead the field in the first primary Demo Election Officials Named The following clerks and judges have been named by the County Election Commission for the Democratic primaries July 26 and Aug. 9: Blytheville Ward 1-B, Robinson Implement office: Marcus G a i n e s, Shields Edwards, Elton Foster, Mrs. Ray Harrison, and Mrs. Milton Snow. Mrs. Sam Haynes and George Hamilton are alternates. Ward 1-B, Wade Furniture Warehouse: A. A. Hardy, Pat Chitmon, Herman Turner, Mrs. Ruby M. Larkin, Mrs. E. L. McKenzie. Charles R. Robeson and Mrs. Jimmie Sanders are alternates. Ward 1-C, Hensley Market: Jack Wagnon, 0. J. Rodgers, Luther Hodges, Edison Krech, John W. Roden. Mrs. Clarence E. Johnson and Mrs. Leslie T. Tolley are alter- flaiGs. Ken Sulcer II F • 1 Hero Krmav Ward 2-A, Jaycee Building: Carson Alley, Bryant Stewart, Ivy W. Crawford, Mrs. Maurice Sale and Anne Husbands. Cleo Pope and E. L. Couch are alternates. Ward 2-B, Blytheville "Y": R. W. Wooten, Jimmy Forsythe, W. S. Seymore, L. Fulgham, T. W. Goforth. Rev. E. H. Hall and Virginia Austin are alternates. Ward 3-A, Chickasaw Pontiac Building: Arnold E. Miller, Jada McGuire, E. J. Cure, Emma Lo'ii Greenway, and Mrs. Waldo Comer. Russell R. Marr and W. R. Lawshe, alternates. Ward 3-B, Blytheville Water Office: Paul C. Hughes, Randall Hawks, Charles Hindman, Mrs. Victoria Humphrey, ant Mrs. Dorothy Brewer. Mrs. R. L. Dedman and Grady Goff, alternates. Ward 4-A, White Lumber Com- nanv James S. Rollison, Jin Justice, Mary Alice Johnston, Mrs. Gail Wilf and Mrs. Harolc Knop. Mrs. Charles Moseley and Robert G. Cox, alternates. Ward 4-B, Mis.ico Implement here, he stands a good chancs of placing second. And, since he figures on making the run-off, he believes he will inherit enough non-Holt votes to put him over in that second primary election. Accordingly, both in remarks made at an open house at the Holiday Inn yesterday afternoon and in his speech last night, Al- :ord presented, himself as a 'unity" candidate best capable of challenging Republican Win- ;hrop Rockefeller, whom he took special pains to build up as a threat. "My friends and fellow Ar- kansawyers," he told last night's crowd (which at any given time numbered no more than^ 50, but which probably included as many as 150 during the course of his talk), "We are facing the awesome prospect of a takeover by the Republican billionaire in November unless we can unite. "We must elect a man who can bring together all elements of the Democratic party. I am such a man. I can unite all the warring factions." Alford called for an end to "private bickering among the Democratic candidates," a claimed to be convinced that "one, and possibly two" of these candidates had received campaign contributions from Rockefeller. He was cryptic about identifying these candidates, saying only, "All you have to do is look and see who's slandering the other Democrats time after time." "I've no desire to gain office by the demerits of my opponents," Alford said. "I point instead to my proposals." His proposals last night were closely geared to rural concerns he apparently regards as uppermost to Northeast Arkansas voters. * * * Alford promised to carry out extensive research on farm pro- Alford grams, offering to provide state money for a new agricultural Five Wounded In Riots Early Flight Of Ornilhopter Not Likely LOS ANGELE S(AP )- Got a minute? Well, spend it contemplating the discoveries of Victor M. Gonzalez, 42, who spent i decade thinking and doing in th< dusty attic of the aerospace age His study of flight started simply enough. He stood in the middle of the Mojave Desert, two 15-foot fiberglass wings strapped to his arms. He flapped. Nothing happened. When Gonzalez sat down to think it over, a cable connecting the •• wings broke. "Aha!' He thought as his arms were wrenched to the ground ,"The principle of leverage." And so it went, as Gonzalez devoted himself to determining the principles that keeps birds in flight. His formal education consists of high school in Puerto Rico and a course in watch repair. As a working machinist he Kenneth Sulcer, Osceola gubernatorial candidate, will speak tomorrow from the courthouse lawn here at 4 p.m. Sulcer will make other visits here before going to Memphis tomorrow night for a television address. The Osceolan has campaigned extensively in his home county. This visit is one of several he has made here in the course of his campaign. New Doctors Now at Base Four new doctors have been assigned to the medical staff at Blytheville Air Force Base Hos- •pital. They are Capt. Jerry Jones. Capt. Micheal G. Murphy Capt. William N. Stnphan and'Capt Nathan Becker. Jones is a pediatrician who is a graduate of the University of Arkansas. Murphy, general medical officer, received his M. D from St. Louis University. Striplian is a flight surgeon who earned his degree at Alabama Medical College. Becker also a flight surgeon received his degree from William Penn Medical School. Paper Piek-up Procedure Changed Chickasaw Young Men's Club will continue to collect scrap paper to help battle mental retardation in children by the plans have been changed. "We had planned to cover the city every Friday night and pick up paper left beside doors, a spokesman for the group said, "but we don't have the manpower to do this as it should be done." . . Therefore, if you have old newspapers and magazines to donate, you may call one o these numbers for pick-up ser vice: PO 3-4514. PO 3 6954. Company: Freeman Robinson, C. C. Graves, Joe Mac Hester, Charles Brogden, and Paul Westbrook. John Holland and Mrs. Paul Wood, alternates. Ward 5-A, Mississippi County Lumber Company: Dan Blod- See ELECTION on Page 10 research division of the Arkan- j knows how to weld: GEMINI 10 IN BRIEF CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP)-Here is the Gemini 10 flight in brief: Wednesday Agena 10 held overtime to conserve Gemini fuel and used for maneuvers to get on Agena 8's trail, providing bonus lessons for moon flight. Agena 10 dropped with ac- colate from Young — "A mighty good train." Rendezvous with old Agena, completing history's first double hunt-down in sky. Collins out on lifeline for another first — visit to new space neighbor and recovery of experiment package from it. Suspected trouble source bypassed and no more trouble with fumes. Walk 247 miles up cut short when fuel limit reached. Verdict at that point: Collins - "I don't have any com- planits at all"; Young - "It was really incredible"; Ground — "We're pretty doggone happy." Today Drifting flight through early hours while various experiments are carried out. Retrofire at 3:31 p.m. EST to start descent. Splashdown at 4:07 p.m. in Atlantic 550 miles east southeast of Cape Kennedy, with good conditions forecast. Navy force deployed for quick recovery and probable lift to helicopter carrier Guadalcanal, prime recovery ship. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiNiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii sas Industrial Development Commission. This proposed new division would carry out studies in ways to promote cotton, soybean and rice products while attempting to locate allied industries such as textile mills. Much aware of the composition of his audience, Alford declared, "I am concerned about our low soybean yields. I promise to use the office of governor to explore the possibilities of increasing that yield." He called for adequate farm- to-market roads to replace the "deplorable narrow mud and gravel roads you have now." Other Alford proposals included compulsory driver education courses, stepped-up tourism activities, reform of the state income tax, and a pledge to hire a staff of penologists to make recommendations for rehabilitation of criminals. Alford hit at Frank Holt without calling his opponent, by name, saying, "We all know there is a candidate in this race who's received special treatment from certain parties in state bureaus. This man can not get the rascals out." At one point Alford remarked that Arkansas Highway patrolmen had been alerted over their car-radios that Holt was "their candidate." At this point a highway patrolman who had been sitting in his car nearby listening drove away. * * * In conversation earlier at the Holiday Inn, Alford drew analogies between the governor's race this year and the 1964 presidential election. Admitting that he may have changed his thinking about rac- cial integration and other matters, Alford cited Presidenl Johnson's apparent change oi heart on Civil Rights from 1948 to 1964 as a precedent. "The President found that he had to react to a changed situation, and so, as governor would I. I hope I'm intelligent enough to reckon with changing See ELECTION on Page 7 After the Mojave disappointment, Gonzalez returned to his JDS Angeles home. 'I studied >irds, butterflies, bees, grass- I even studied flying wppers. ish." He bought 25 pigeons and clipped their wings in different designs. He removed all the eathers from some birds' wings, replacing them with cloth cut in a bat-wing effect. Separately, he began work on his aluminum-frame 'ornithop- :er' — two wings mounted on a sulky-type carriage driven by rfcycle pedals and chain. "Then, three years ago," Gonzalez says, 'I saw it for the first time. The secret of flight." Jis 5-foot-3. 110-pound body was stretched on his lawn as he watched a bird. 'I noticed a bird's body moved up and down while the ,ips of its wings stayed in the same plane. That was it. "Birds don't flap their wings. That's an optical illusion. Their lodies move up and down." He incorporated appropriate changes into his ornithopter, engthened the wings to a 42-foot span, and added a propeller. Back to the Mojave. A gust of wind collapsed the wings. Back :o the shop. Repairs. Back to the desert. He forgot to put a pin in a drive wheel. The gears stripped. He never left the sand 'I think I accomplished what I set out to do, I have discovered the principle of wing-flapping flight." With that, Gonzalez gave his machine and plans to the University of California at Los Angeles and turned to other pursuits, poetry and the guitar. De Gaulle to Talk With Erhard BONN Germany (AP)-President Charles de Gaulle arrivec in Bonn today for 10 hours of talks about, his recent visit to the Soviet Union and the future status of French troops in Ger many. CLEEVLAND, Ohio (AP) Police and National Guardsmen opened fire on a car early today, wounding a 16-year-old Ne- ?ro mother and her two small children at the scene of a fire. The blazing guns injured five persons, including a National Guard captain hit by a rocho- cheting bullet. One of the wounded was a 7- month-old baby. The shooting started when the driver refused to get out of the car and tried to speed off, a guard spokesman said. The gunfire climaxed a night of widely scattered firebomb- ings and vandalism — sporadic disorders following the rioting Monday and Tuesday night that left two Negroes shot to death. Wounded seriously were Christopher Green, 4, shot in the back of the head, and his mother, Mrs. Diane Towns, 16, hit in the face and shoulder. The boy was in surgery. The hospital reported another child, Emmanuel Towns, 7 months, nicked on the neck and only slightly hurt. The hospital listed the young woman as the mother of both children. Shot in the right leg was Ernest Williams. 12, brother of Mrs. Towns. A richochet wounded Capt James .Fletcher, a Nationa Guard officer. He was hit in the right leg. The gunfire started after a policeman tried to pull the driver from the car. The man clung to the wheel. "You bastards leave me alone " he growled, cursing the officer. More policemen and National Guardsmen rushed up. Bremen, meanwhile, were ighting a $100,00 fire at a dance hall and skating rink. Four policemen rushing to he fire were injured when ,wo cruisers collided. Eight hundred National Guardsmen backing up policemen kept down major trouble during the night, but firemen were plagued by 119 calls. Including 13 false alarms. Firebombs were hurled at numerous buildings, setting off small fires. Police reported window smashing and looting on some streets. But the combined force of uardsmen and policemen held down any major outbreak in the lough (pronounced "huff") slums where rioting Monday and Tuesday nights left two Negroes killed by gunfire and 24 persons injured. Two shots were fired about 3 a.m. on Hough Avenue, a guard at a grocery store reported, ilinutes later a parked car on the street exploded into flames. The bullets smashed into a metal sign within six feet of several private guards at the store. None was hit. "That's good shooting, especially in the dark," a guard said wryly. The gunfire was not returned. Most of the firebombing and store looting was outside the Hough area, sealed off Wednesday by the guardsmen armed with rifles and jeep-mounted machine guns. See RIOT on Page 7 Grand Larceny Charge Filed A charge of grand larceny has been filed in the criminal division of Circuit Court against Dale Dewayne Anderson. He is accused of stealing a 1956 Buick from Ronnie Herrington on July 4. A bench warrant has been issued for Ander son's arrest. In the civil division of the court, Burnice Smith of West Memphis has filed suit gainst a Blytheville man, Floyd Doyle The suit involves alleged mm payment of a personal loan and a judgement of $2,400 plus $144 interest is sought. The Atlas Finance Company of Orlando, Fla., is suing Robert L. Hill for recovery of a CHKV ^ Spec! — Richard accused of =K,u b , eight student nurses, was formally charged with murder Wednesday and conferred with his lawyer and a minister. The Rev. David Peterson, 30, „ Lutheran minister, spent 20 minutes with Speck in the City Jail Hospital and told newsmen: 'He is concerned about his relationship with God. I think that mmarily was the reason he saw me. It was a very personal conversation." asks for (300 costs. ^fcfc^a*" •>«•«-*«** BIRD'S PAD—A jiffy landing site for helicopters and verticle takeoff aircraft is achieved with a new quick-drying polyester resin spray. Too, the mixture is quickly sprayed over a glass fiber mat, hardening in a few minutes to form a pad capable of supporting a landing aircraft, bottom. The technique is being tested in Viet Nam. It can also b8< used for weatherproof surfacing for ammunition supplies and sandbag emplacements. Speck Asks For Lawyer, Minister Pranksters Draw Warning Pranksters have again rolled the lawn of Richard Osborne, 443 Rosemary, with toilet paper and confetti. "This is at least the second tune the Osborne yard has been rolled, and other yards in this area have also received the same treatment," Police Chief George Ford said. Nine rolls of toilet paper and two large bags of newspaper confetti were used last night on the Osborne yard. The Osbornes returned from vacation last Friday, to find their yard had been rolled the night before. "We just laughed about it the first time," Mrs. Osborne said. "It really was beautiful, and to clean it up, all we had to do was go out and roll it up. But this time, little bits of paper are spread all over the yard. This time we are furious." "As far as we're concerned," warned Ford, "It's against the law to litter. Anyone caught will be arrested and charged with littering. We'll use extra men in the area for a stakeout, to catch whoever is doing it." Ford asked that anyone know- Cll u . ,„„ .„ , „. - ing the names of those persons 1960 Chevrolet. Plaintiff also who are doing the rolling to get The Rev. Mr. Peterson, pastor jf the Irving Park Lutheran Church of Chicago, said Speck asked him to visit again today. The minister said he would if ail authorities agree. Speck, an itinerant seaman with a long arrest record in Dallas, Tex., was formally charged with murder and the learing was continued to July 28. The call for a minister was he first request made by Speck since he was carried into the Cook County Hospita emergency room early Sunday, bleeding 'rom self-inflicted slashes to his arms and reeking from alcohol. He was later transferred to the City Jail Hospital. Speck, 24, had been named by Police Supt. 0. W. Wilson Saturday as the person who methodically took the eight nurses, one- jy-one, into rooms of their :ownhouse residence and slashed or strangled them. Speck asked his attorney in their first meeting Wednesday to summon a minister. The Rev. Mr. Peterson said nothing was mentioned about the nurses. He said Speck appeared under stress, but looked well. Speck's attorney, Public De- in touch with the police. fender Gerald W. Getty, spent three or four minutes in the hospital room with Speck. "I advised him of his rights," Getty said. "I also informed him who I was and asked if ha wanted me to represent him. He said he did. 1 informed him his brother and his brother-in-law were outside and asked him if he wanted to see tiiem. He said he did not." Speck's brother, Howard Speck of Monmouth, HI., and his brother-in-law, Eugene Thornton of Chicago, went to the hos- See SPECK on Page 7 Pay Raise Is Felt Here A retroactive pay raise will show up in the end-of-the-month checks of Blytheville Air Force Base personnel. The raise is one President Johnson signed granting an over all 3.2 percent raise to military personnel and federal civilian employees. It Is retroactive to July 1. Civilian employees were given a 2.85 percent raise. Together with fringe benefits, the aquiva- lent increase is 3.2 percent. Military personnel who retired before July 1 are not at fectcd by this raise. W. S. Allen Succumbs Here Warren S. Allen, a building contractor, died early this morning at Doctors' Hospital. He was 63. Mr. Allen was born in Burdette, Miss. He had been a resident here for 30 years. He was a World War member of Church. He was a 32nd Degre* Mason. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Dors Allen of Blytheville; A son, Thomas P. Allen of Hint, Mich.; : A daughter, Mrs. Mary Frances Millard of Tullahoma, Tenn.; And four grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are Incomplete and will be announced by Cobb Funeral Home. I veteran and a First Christian iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiininiiiiuiii Weather Forecast Clear to partly cloudy through Friday with a few thundershowers Friday afternoon. Mild today becoming warmer Friday. High today 88 to 92. Lows tonight 68 to 72. High Friday 90 to 96. Outlook Saturday partly cloudy and warm with widely scattered thundershowers. Probability of rain Friday afternoon 20 percent. "* nun i mi iiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiniiiitniM

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