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*ag« T«w - Wythevfflt (Ark.) Courier Newi - Saturday. Pteenhg », 19BT Rocky Tressed Hard' by GOP By JACK BELL AP Political Affairs Writer PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Confessing he is being pressed harder than ever before, Gov. Nelson Ibe, the governor replied: | "That's it. Now you've got it. | That's what counts." Rockefeller, who is expected my position one iota," he said. In response to a question at the news conference of whether he was "draftable," the gover- be designated a favorite son j nor had replied: "That i sa hy- n7snTo'pened"''tne"door"even"a|by the New York delegation,!pothetical question, it's an iffy crack wider to a possible draft j conceded be is being pressed j question. I haven't faced it be- for "the Republican presidential harder at this meeting than cause I don't think il is a real- ' . ' 1. _ r __ U!~ Mnnr..niri;rlri<i-i I It .1 It fllQ n 31'l U ni'OCPntC Vfll 1 nomination. ever before on his noncandidate Rockefeller laughed off, in an i stand, interview, a suggestion by Ore- j McCall. who claims that at gon Gov. Tom McCall at the j least 15 GOP governors would GOP governors conference here;be happy to have Rockefeller that a national committee be I head the 1968 party ticket, said formed to circulate petitions j subsequently he will not push urging the New York governor his proposal, to get into the nomination race. | Informed that a statement he ity. It the party presents you with hard fact, and I don't think it will, then you have to face it." While McCall said he thinks Rockefeller "is moving a little" toward a possible candidacy, Gov. Spro T. Agnew of Maryland counseled others who want McCall guessed that 15 mllionjmade a a Friday news confer- the New Yorker for a candidate signatures could be assembled, ence was being interpreted in against forming any draft or' • ......... -M __._:_-i:-_ Agnew said it was "Are they all going to be dele- j some quarters as a softening of ganization. 3 the nominating conven-1 his stand against possible | too early. gales to the nominating .... _....„ tion?" Rockefeller asked. Told I draft, Rockefeller said this just \ Gov. John H. Chafee of Rhode that obviously they would not j wasn't so. "I hae not changed j Island, incoming chairman of the GOP conference, said that if developments should bring Rockefeller into the picture he does not think that convention delegates would reject the New Yorker despite the fact that a | majority of them are likely to be conservative. Chafee, a supporter of. Gov. George Romney of Michigan, said he thinks the New Hampshire and Wisconsin primaries might "break" a lossing candidate but would not necessarily give the winner an inside track toward the nomination. Chafee torpedoed a short-lived revolt against his taking over the conference chairmanshp by assuring the governors in a closed session that he would never use his position as chairman to adance Romney or any other candidate. H.H. Challenges McCarthy's Remarks MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — Vice President Hubert H. Humphery challenged Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy and other critics of the administration today to step forward with clear ideas on how to do the job bet- terr . Humphrey's remarks were prepared for delivery at a meeting of the Minnesota Democrat- ic-Farrners-Labor party State Central Committee. Friday night McCarthy told the Minnesota Concerned Democrats the Vietnam war has gone too, far "in terms of cost and what possible good could come of jt" and said Cabinet spokesmen spend their time defending the : Johnson administration while troubles pile up in their own departments. Humphrey said he was ad- drejsing all his fellow Democrats— "regular, irregular; liberal, conservative; agreeing, dissenting— and 'Concerned.'" He added, "I do not think being 'concerned' is the special prerogative of any single party or 'group. ';! believe 'concerned' is also an;- accurate description of the leadership which the Johnson- Humphrey administration has given our country. "But we have been more than concerned. We have acted on that concern." administration has been concerned and acted on such issues as education, health, pollution of dent," or "Fresh Start, Vote for Gene." He told the audience, "this is water and air, economic growth i not the time for the stifling ot and stability of the dollar, tiie dissent or for a response to the "plight" of rural Americans, j deceptive calls for unity. discrimination and racial injus- "At no time in the 20 years tice. that I have been active m our Referring to the nation's in- j party have our national officers volvement in Asia and the war j and Cabinet members cried for in Vietnam, the vice president said, "we are talking about the hard facts today of Communist aggression and subversion across a vast continent." McCarthy said administration spokesmen have made "deceptive calls for unity" and suggested that tSie war issue be put to a vote in a national referendum. Much of his address was aimed at the many youths in the crowd of 2,000. "There is nothing wrong with the young people today if someone says to them," 'here is the challenge, and here is the way to respond," he said. He said the language of politics has become surfeited with the word "war." "There's a war on poverty, war on inflation, war on pollution," he said. "I'm afraid they may soon announce a war on youth." That prompted cheers and applause and hoisting of signs, some with sketches of doves, de- The vice president said the daring "McCarthy for Presi- unity and denounced dissent in anticipation of either conventions or primaries." He made these criticisms of Cabinet members: Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman has denounced protest while the parity index of farm prices has gone down. Secretary of Labor Willard Wirtz has complained about the way the press treats the administration, while the copper strike is in its fifth month and there is the threat of another walkout in tie auto industry. Secretary of State Dean Rusk calls for an end of criticism while refusing to appear at public hearings on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Secretary of the Treasury Henry Fowler, speaking for the administration, has been unable to get Congress to pass major tax legislation. And Postmaster General Lawrence O'Brien "has been making speeches asking for party unity while the postal service deteriorates." INot the Real McCoy (3ROVETON, Tex. (AP) Residents of this town of 1,300 have learned that the only doctor it ever had was really no doctor at all. He was a former Louisiana convict who had successfully posed as a psychiatrist at a Tex- fl^ ststs hosoitsl snd 3S 3 doctor here he had been granted a medical license by the State of Texas. Dist. Atty. Harold Hollingsworth said the man is Freddie Brant who used the name of a Chattanooga, Tenn., physician. Reed L. Brown. T 1*11;., «,-,,,„,-* Vi oil/I T5i«artt ViaH William Bock, a licensed pharmacist, whose husband owns the only drug store in Groveton. "I've filled prescriptions for a good many years and everything he prescribed seemed right to me," she said. "If there were ever any adverse reactions, I never knew about them " P. M. Johnson, editor of the Groveton News, who said he was one of Brant's patients, added, "he sounded like he real- iy knew what he was talking about." "He knew about some medicines some of us had never even heard of," said a registered nurse at Trinity Memoial Hospital near Groveton. Brant's medical practice ended when a Louisiana pharma- ceutial company, patronized by both the Texas Dr. Brown and the Tennessee Dr. Brown, became suspicious why the rea physician wanted his newest shipment of drugs sent to the Groveton Medical Clinic. C .«...! .«». >!• &A 1 *•»» lr Aii-kkt^ It Beats Me (Continued from Page One) Interestingly enough state aw also says: "Every person who shall fail to. comply with he provisions of this Act (Arkansas Statutes 15-201 — 15-212) shall be fined in a sum not exceeding One Thousand Dollars $1,000)." (This is quoted from the 'Handbook for Arkansas Municipal Officials.") Therefore, it would seem that a more appropriate ques- :ion is, not whether the state auditors supposedly disregard the law, but whetther the law in fact is enforceable. City Attorney Edsel Harber takes In a closed session, the governors voted to recommend the appointment of Gov. Raymond P. Shafer o! Pennsylvania as cochairman with Senate Minority Deader Everett M. Dirksen of :ilinois of the 1968 conventon platform committee. Dirksen, who opposes sharing he top job, told a news conference he Welcomes aid from the governors in drafting platform Blanks. He indicated he would oe willing to name some of them to head subcommittes. National Party Chairman Ray Bliss must decide the issue i whether Dirksen goes it alone or has a governor setting at his side. The governors also decided to accept Shafer's proposal for a series of hearings in all sections of the country to get grass rotts opinion on theissues with which the platform will deal. Chafee said they probably will be arranged for February. the view that the law Hollingsworth worked at one lime as a laboratory technician for Brown. Brant was charged with forgery and perjury in Kaufman County Friday. Bond was set at $25,000. Brant was unable to posl bond and remained in jail al Kauf- does nol now apply and has seen superseded by an act of the 1955 state legislature. (Harber says the law in question is a section of a 1915 act.) While he thinks the law does not now apply, Harber said he will write the state attorney general for an opinion. When he receives thai opinion, il will be reported in this column. | Just for the record, however, following is the law as quoted rom the above • mentioned 'Handbook." "The Council of every mu- licipal corporation in this stale shall cause lo he published one (1) time, in the months of January and July, in one (1) paper published, in the municipality, a full financial report of the affairs of the municipality, giving a detailed statement of all funds received, and from what source: "Of all money expended, to whom paid, and for what purpose, during the preceding six (6) months. Such statements shall also show the amounl of funds on hand and Ihe amount of all indebtedness." "Why all the secrets on city money? Why haven't we been able to read about the city's money affairs? Your paper stated Tuesday (Nov. 14) tiie council would adjust the budget at the next meeting. Yet your Wednesday (Nov. 15 paper .didn't tell us what the council did to the budget. Is the city operating in the red?" — Taxpayer, City. The Saturday before the council meeting, according to Alderman Bob McHaney, also a member of the finance committee, the councilmen were mailed a copy of the revised Burglars Hit SeMo Burglars struck at two offices in the Pemiscot County Courthouse early this week, however they failed to take money which was available to them in the two rooms, notably .some $45,000 in the county collector's office. Besides the collector's office the thieves hit hardest at the office of the license bureau However, officials said a com plete inventory would have to be taken before it could be es tablished whether any license plates other motor vehcile materials had been carried off The burglars also failed to take several office machines which could have been removed The case is still under investigation. To Sleep: Perchance to Dream =< end judging from the peaceful expressions they're not dreaming of each other. The poodle, left, was caught napping at a Bermuda dog show. "Paddy," an Irish setter, seems ready for the winter with a knitted cap while the kitten looks comfortable in an old shoe. $946,052.10. * * t Most of the increased revenue can be traced to three sources: State turnback funds ($25,000; more received than expected), natural gas franchise ($18,546.- (Continued from Page One) ness amid the romantic takeover of the White House and excused himself from the parly to get back in time to meel a midnight deadline for a bill awaiting his signature. It hardly seemed that pres- dential business could go on! amid the wedding atmosphere, Gillespie Service-Held Services for Earl Gillespie, ROCKEFELLER (Continued from Page One) about 40, that there was a $25,001 nesday, were held at 1:30 p.m. Rockefeller, at Palm ficiating. ,_ Burial was in Missis: S Counly Memorial Gardens. | nor's conference, said he • re- ceived a vcry nebulous reP 01 * bu| He leaves his wife, Mrs. Jet- more received) billions ($35,948.15 and contri- m o r e received than was anticipated). (That item which is listed as "contributions" covers payments made by the various 450 reporters, photogra- fl ™ G « ^ ' ^ 0 ™ -inrl t*inIiTii/Manc 0aThfirinff r . phers and technicians gathering like bees around the White House. They had come to report for the world the historic scene from the 500 wedding guests to the six-foot wedding cake. The White House was so . l _!• 1 • I I i IlC VYUILG HULiaC. nwu « — stree improvement districts o d (h s(anding <>io ntltl nc <ho nvrtnftrHf Allmnr'c J«"""*-" * " room only for the elaborate dra- MOSCOW (AP) - The Soviet, garded as so serious thai the So- St?^sSi»^Si Union has brought four young intellectuals to trial on charges of being part of an armed terrorist network trying to under- Inline or overthrow the Commu- "Everybody in town practical- j nist state, informed sources said ly worshipped him," said Mrs. Mrs. Vaughn Dies at 88 Mrs. Ellie Vaughn, B8, died this morning at Osceola Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Born in Mississippi, she had been a resident of this county since 191V. She was a member of.the Baptist Church. be tomorrow, Swift Funeral today. An information blackout made independent confirmation of the report impossible, but the sources said the case was re- viel Communist par Central Committee met secretly to discuss its implacations. With the arrest of the four in Leningrad, the scene of the trial, secret police discovered caches of arms that included machine guns and grenades, thai supplied the linked wilh groups in the region of the So- sources said. A Soviet military viel Ukrane and in the big industrial city of Sverdlovsk in the Ural Mountans, the sources U ,<H ins ™ , mee a resolutjon was d down 51,1 irty's ruling .* . revi , ion , I Under the city as the property owner's share in street improvement work.) These three sources, coupled with decreases in other anticipated revenues ended in the $70,000 - plus higher revenues. Now, for money spent. Most of the increases in funds spent can be traced to labor used in the street department and salaries paid to what the budget calls sanitation workers (actually department of pub lie works employes). Street department labor was up 535,000 for a total $105,000 budgeted. Sanitation salaries were up 541,000 over what was expected when the budget was adopted earlier this year. The total allotted is $132,000. Police department salaries are up $4,000. Fire department salaries are down $1,020. And salaries for volunteer firemen are down $3,700. (The total fire depart- mentbudgel is down $6,291.10. Funds allotted to the sewer total $22,712.50, or Three sons, Frank aid Gillespie, both of Osceola, and J. E. Gillespie of Conway; Three daughters, Mrs. Virgin- la Pipkin of Honolulu, Hawaii, Mrs. Bettie Jo Caw'es of Boulder, Colo., and Mrs. Carol Barron of Osceola; said it was the kind he always turns over to State Police. He said this was the lasl he heard of the threat. Davis said present plans did not include an increase in security for Rockefeller. "He has his own security fofce in addition to a limited number of Stale Police and I weapons, one similar secret Services will Sunday from Home chapel, with burial in Bassett Cemetery. She leaves five sons, Lulher Quick Ticket CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — An insurance executive hadj sald ' the perfect excuse for avoiding The report of the Leningrad overtime parking citation trial came as the government adopting the revisions. capital expenditures, This was no discussion of the lne c i'y — at the start of 1967 thought they would spend Thursday—the meter arrived there after he did. The anonymous driver parked liis car in front of a business at 9:30 a.m. to make a quick trip to the store. At 9:32, a city em- ploye erected a parking meter at the space. At 9:34, a meter Warhurst of Osceola, pdie War-j |d bcgan ' issuing , parking hurst of Frenchman's Bayou, tjkt Guy Warhurls of Etowah and Tha Otto and Hubert Warhurst, both of Baitett; Two daughters, Mri. Ola Smith of Osceola and Mrs. Ruby House of Portageville; And 75 grandchildren grettfraadchildrM. and The meter maid relenled after the executivt explained the predicament. The United States population prepared to open its case Monday against four young writers and editors in what was described as the biggest crackdown on dissent since the Sin- yavsky-Daniel trial of 1966. Sources said they will be charged with anti-Soviet propaganda. The case is separate from the Leningrad trial. Satirists Andrei D. Sinyavsky and Yull M. Daniel were sentenced respectively to seven and five years in labor camps for smuggling abroad articles revisions at the Council meeting. A few days ago the mayor supplied the Courier —.at our request — a copy of the revised budget. Before discussing changes in the budget, it is interesting to note why the budget was revised. Early in the year, the council adopts a new budget. Adopting it — according to state law — is the same as appropriating those funds. If a city spends more during the year than it had anticipated, it needs to adopt a revised budget so its LEGAL appropriations are the same as money actually spent. Now, did Blylheville spend more money lhan it anticipated at the start of the year? Yes ... and it took in more cash, too. In fact the city took in $7,107.25 more, and — since City Clerk Bill Malln presented the council a balanced budget — the city appropriated that much reached 200 million at about 11 which a court branded K anil' a.m. Nov. JO, 1967. 'Soviet. more. Tola! MVMUM amount*! k> $205,230 on street and sidewalk- construction. Actually $13.216.52 less was spent. A more detailed study of the revised budget soon will be published in this newspaper. This revised budget is not Uie proposed budget for 196S, according to McHaney. The '68 budget will be adopted about Feb. 1. "Why did Mr. Wimberly sell the city grader for $2,300 when the Southside slreets need grading very badly?" "Who got all of the gravel that was supposed to be put on our streets?" — Taxpayer, City. Mr. Wimberly - D. E. Wimberly, head of the city's department of public works — said, rather pointedly: "That's a damn lie!" Nobody has sold any city equipment, he said, and especially not him us he has no authority to sell city property. Nobody, he said, received any special favors on gravel. It was used in lections of the city where the ntad was tht greateit. —The grand stairway descent of the bridal party to dramatic i trumpet music played by the' scarlet-coaled Marine Band chamber orchestra. —Six groomsmen in cutaways, two by two. —Seven bridesmaids in long ruby red velvet gowns, including Lynda's 20-year-old sister, Luci Nugent, as matron of hon- >r. —The heroic strains of the 'Bridal Chorus" from Wagner's Lohengrin—"Here Comes the Bride!" -At the East Room altar, the dashing figure in Marine dress blue uniform—a dark navy blue jacket with medals, sky blue trousers, with the two-inch scarlet stripe that symbolizes the courage of fellow Marines who shed their blood at Chapultepec in the Mexican War. —The exchange of diamond- studded gold rings, the promise lo love, comfort, honor and keep each other in sickness and in health "until death do us part" al Ihe white carpeted altar, with a 2Vi-foot gold cross. When the Episcopal marriage ceremony from the Book of Common Prayer ends with Ihe Rev. Canon Gerald N. Mc- Allisler intoning "I pronounce that they are man and wife," Lynda and Chuck kneel on white ;atin cushions for a final bless- His mother, Mrs. W. E. Gil- don' 1 think^secimty will be any lespie of Osceola; J '" ' Four brothers, Clifford Gillespie of Osceola, Bill Gillespie of Jonesboro, and Lee and Louis Gillespie of Memphis; Two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Anders of Osceola and Mrs. Tiny Ford of Blytheville; And seven grandchildren. Ridgecrest Hosts CSC Ridgecrest Baptist Church will host the Mississippi County Singing Convention tomorrow and at the same time will be observing its tenth anniversary. "We're very happy to be at Ridgecrest for this occasion," Convention Chairman Luther Hodges commented. The Ridgecrest anniversary dinner will be at noon and the Singing Convention program begins at 2. different than il has been," Davis said. Davis continued to refuse to comment on the alleged plot revealed in San Angelo even when he was asked if the FBI was called in on the investigation. "I think it would be out ol place at the present time to make any statements," he said. "I'm sure it is apparent we ara conducting an investigation." He said he did not want to jeopardize the investigation and would not "open a Pandora's Box and say we are intensifying the investigation in Jonesboro or Pine Bluff or anywhere." Davis said he would make all details of the investigation pubic once it is concluded but would not confirm or deny various reports disclosed in Texas until that time. ing. Then as the Marine Band strikes up Mendelssohn's "Wedding March," they take their exit under the arch of gleaming swords, held aloft at the East Room doorway by six of Robb's Marine officers. An audience of prominent personalities, relatives and close friends came for the dramatic event. A bride married at that same spot, in 1906, 83-year-old Alice Roosevelt Longworlh, daughler of President Theodore Roosevelt, was invited among the 500 guests. And the list ranges from Supreme Court and Cabinet to Lynda's once favored beau, actor George Hamilton, who said h* was making a jetplant dash to get there and back to a Saturday night stage show in Chicago where he has a leading role. . Notice NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned has filed with the Department of Alocholic Beverage Control of the State of Arkansas for a permit to sell and dispense beer at retail oh the premises described as: Bruce Hay Gro. No. 2, 1101 S. ,ake, Blytheville, Mississippi bounty. The undersigned states that ae is a citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the undersigned has been revoked within five years last past; and that the usdersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws of this stale, or any other state, relative to Ihe sale of alcoholic liquors. Application is for permit to be issued for operation beginning on the 8th day of Dec., 1967, and to expire on Ihe 30th day of June, 1968. Bruce Hay, Applicant Subscribed and sworn to before me tliis 8th day of Dei:., 1967. Charlei A. Hindman, Notary Public. My Commission expires: Dec, 14, 1969. 12-9, 18 Daily Record Weather Yesterday's high—65 Overnight iow^47 Precipitation previous 24 hours (to 7 a.m. today)—none Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—42.34 Sunset today—4:43 Sunrise tomorrow—6:57 This Date A Year Aeo Yesterday's high—72 overnight low—42 Precipitation Jan. .i to date—45.04 Traffic Accidents Vehicles driven by Charles Williams, 19, of Stuart Street, and Floyd L. Dunlap, 28, of Hayti, Mo., collided in the intersection of South Division and Ash Streets at 7:25 p.m. yesterday. Williams was charged with having no driver's license and Dunlap was ticketed for running a red light. No injuries were reported. Services By COBB FUNERAL HOME INTEGRITY. JAMES (DOC) GARNER, services 2 p.m. Saturday from th» chape L,

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