The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 1, 1966 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 1, 1966
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Blythevllla (Ark.) C«url«r Newi - Monday, August 1,18*'- Page Daily Record CITY WMthtr U & Weather Bums Africurara) sen** Kelter. Art. Yesterday only one reporting point in Arkansas nad rain. That was Mena with .04 of an inch, Maximum temperatures were mostly in the upper 80s and low 90s with only a few stations heating up into the high 90s. Lows this morning ranged from 61 at Batesville to 75 at Fort Smith. ~ This morning weather charts showed a weak cold front in the distant midwest • states. It has set off some violent weather in a Dakotas and Minnesota with 80 mph winds, downpours of a rain and tornadoes. The front is expected to move southward to about northwest Tennessee to near central Arkansas about Tuesday afternoon. Indl cations are that there will be some increase in showers tomorrow particularly in the northern part of the state. Morning forecasts called for a SO percent probability of showers tomorrow in that area. Temperatures are expected to be a few degrees cooler after the front passes. The five-day outlook, 6 a.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Sunday, calls for temperatures to average two to six degrees below normal with cooling trend last part of week. Normal highs 91 to 95. Normal lows 67 to 73. Rainfall will average % inch as scattered thundershowers most numerous around the middle of the week Personnel at the Reiser ex periment station report that gen erally crops are making satis factory growth after a late star in some areas. However, some areas continue to need moistur and in this section farmers will look with anticipation for late developments as the cold fron tal system moves into our area Ssturday'i high—»1 Sunday'i low—«8 Yesterday's high—93 Overnight low—68 Weekend precipitation—none Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—30.2 sunset today—7:02 Sunrise tomorrow—S :11 This Date A Year Ago Yesterday's high—81 Overnight low-65 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—29.8 Markets Open Bleb loir Chicago Wheat ept. mv t IMH 187 ec. 195 193% 193H ar. 199V4 199Vi 19!% Chicago Soybean* ov. 318 3W4 J15V4 an. 322 323V4 319% tfar. 325% 326 322% 322% York Stock* 'exas GS Chrysler CA ...: , TiT ow .erox M an Amer ord Youth Congress To Meet Here The Annual District Yout Congress of the Churches of Goc in Christ of Northeast Arkansa will convene tonight at the Me hemiah Temple, 922 South Set end. Street. It will continu through Friday night. Services will begin each nigh at 7:30. Evangelist Samanth Rayster of Blytheville,' is th district president and will giv her annual message F r i d a night. ELECTION (Continued from Page One) Lett 187V« 193% 197 7 /» 319% 96 37 « 53% 68% ......... 225V4 80% 66% 45% inghouse 47% JS Steel 41 urtis Pub 9 omsat 49V< Amer. Motors 9% ears 5H4 Parke Davis 28 3 A Gen. Elect: 92% Beth. Steel .............. 31% Reynolds Tob. 36% tandard NJ ;.... 67'/s Holiday Inn .............. 38% Ark-La « irk-Mo 13% Divco-Wayne ...............28 Traffic Accidents Cars driven by William M. aygill of Blytheville Air Force Base and Reddie Mullins of 607 _. Cherry St. were involved in an accident yesterday at Main and Broadway. Mullins was charged with following too close. the Holt campaign in violate of the Hatch Act. The act fo beds government employes fror tl „,„„,, ,_„,., —, active participation in politic g 0 |(j mums an( j re( j ros gs Satur Bland could not be reached i day from p res jd en t and Mrs Truman Weak But Okay KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) A severe attack of colitis — an intestinal disturbance — has weakened former President Harry S.. Truman, but a research hospital spokesman says "there is no cause for alarm. He is progressing satisfactorily." Dr. Wallace H. Graham, Tru man's physician for man; years, said definitive diagnosti' studies and tests are being post poned until the 82-year-old former chief executive is strong er. He was hospitalized Satur day. A hospital report said Mrs Truman spent Sunday afternoon with her husband and that Tru man read the Sunday papers before retiring and rested com fortably. In Washington, former Presi dent Dwight D. Eisenhower, 75 remains under observation a Walter Reed Army Hospital fo: arthritis. • Eisenhower, who has been in the hospital most of the last two weeks, also is receiving a rou line checkup. Truman received a bouquet o from rift OM) and a dozen other assorted little Jiinjs. He admits to wheeling tome real deals, like buying land at $75 in acre back in 1440 and selling it at $240 an acre in 1950. He says his annual income from farmland alone comes to maybe $20,000, and he implies that this figure can safey be multiplied several times by anyone interested in how much he really takes in each year. All of it — the spasmodic humor, the grim self • absorption, the public service, and the private bard • charging — goes back to that less than ideal boy hood. Hot Rogers was born in Henderson County, Tennessee, in 1908, and, between then and the time he came to Caruthersyille in 1918, he knew several towns (including Blytheville) and two fathers: His real father died when Hot was'still'an infant, and his stepfather, a Caruthersville hotel keeper named J. H. Brandon, died when Hot was in the eighth grade. » * * Like any other Horatio Alger lero, he had to quit sdiool forth (pith to help provide for his fam- [y. That's when he started lawking popcorn. When he was about 18, Hot was offered a clerical job in the old First National Bank of Caruthersville by Jim Long, a man who thought the boy had a cer- ain latent shrewdness. Hot got savvy in a hurry. In no time at all he got to be assistant bookkeeper of the )ank and was clearly on the way up when the depression struck and the bank folded ii 1930. In me next few years he work ed with such outfits as Nationa Life and Accident Life Insurance Co. and the Kroger Company ii one capacity or another, bu mainly he was making little pri vate deals and consolidating his gains. In 1938 he ran for alderman and won his race despite thi fact, as he claims, that he ha been forced to wittidraw official ly from the ticket because o business pressures. Rogers was re-elected in 1940 only to resign upon the adven of war to enter the Navy, wit which he served 37 months a ship's cook and butcher in th Pacific — completing his servic with Kie rank of petty office Back home in 1945, he starte a laundry business. A few year later he started a farm imple ment business. He was alway starting a business, it seemee ony begun to collect what he calls "the green stuff" from the federal government, but, employing mainly local funds and what can only be called common sense, he has: Reduced a $550,000 public debt the city owed before he took office to $75,000; Retired municipal bonds totaling $80,000; , Provided the city with a new $50,000 water system; Attracted two sizeable industries (Brown Shoe Company and the Colson Corporation) to Caruthersville on the basis of a judiciously executed $425,000 bond issue and some head-smart land - swapping stratagems; Initiated a $2H million housing project; Begun to construct a new 4,800 foot runway for the city's municipal airport; Started construction of a new shipyard'for Federal Barge Lines, Inc., and a two • mile water line to service it; And just recently Rogers has hit : the federal government up >r: • $505,700 with which to finance new lagoon system, which will emove raw sewage from the Mississippi River and use it to uild up a 65 - acre lot the city ill develop for industrial pur- oses; for comment. If elected, he would fire Bland Revenue Commissioner Doris McCastlain, Insurance Commissioner Harvey Combs and others, Johnson said. While he is a segregationist, Johnson said, he would obey the law of the land, including the Civil Rights laws, "but I wouldn't encourage integration." "I have never played up segregation in this campaign," he said. ' Holt, meanwhile, said if he is elected, he will work with the legislature to establish a tomato experiment station in South Arkansas. Holt said this is needed "to better serve the tomato industry which is one of the most important farming interests in the of Arkansas has been receiving $5,000 a year from Bradley County for research needed in growing the county's tomatoes. "There is no need for this because the tomato growers make up a large enough group to warrant a separate experiment station," Holt said. He said his proposal calls for the tomato experiment station to be perated by public funds through the Agricultural Extension Service. Asked about his endorsement by Alford and Hays, Holt said he was "deeply grateful for their overwhelming support, as I am grateful for the support of everyone who wants what I want-a better Arkansas and • brighter future for all of us." state." The Unversity day from President and Mrs Johnson. Walkie Talkie Thieves get $100,000 MIAMI, Fla. (AP )- Securi- ty-ocnscious robbers got $100,000 n cash and gems during a three-hour foray Sunday in a North Miami Beach department store. A watchman they tied up said he gunmen and their woman ookout kept vigil against police with walkie-talkies. They apparently rehearsed the walkie-talkie tactic in public Saturday. Shoppers told police they had noticed two men using the instruments in the store's parking lot. Watchman Art Porep, 54, said two armed men bound him to a cot. Then they and perhaps others methodically pried open two safes after blacking out nearby windows. Porep said the female sentry, posted near the door, would whisper in a husky voice, "Danger red, danger red, police car entering parking lot" and the men would suspend their labors until the danger was past. Nixon Confers With Pope CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (AP)—Pope Paul VI met with former U.S. Vice President Richard M. Nixon today, and Vatican sources said they undoubtedly discussed Viet Nam. Nixon and the Pope talked in the pontiff's study in the papal summer palace for 40 minutes. Some of them he didn't sta with, but eventually they — an his deals — made him a com fortable living, He kept moving political!} too: * * * In 1954 he became at once Democratic Central Committe man and chairman of the coun ty committee. In 1958 he ran for mayor an won, and, not content with this ran for county collector th same year, winning that one too. He was re - elected to- bot offices in 1962, and no one dar id oppose him when he ra again for mayor this year. For good reason. Rogers ha which will finance a new Industrial access road. Roger* has done these things by drawing on avery wile in his wily head and by squeezing all possible blood from available turnips. One example serves to illustrate the Rogers method of economizing. In Rogers' words: "I got to thinking we weren't getting nearly enough in the way of a franchise tax from Ark-Mo Power and Southwestern Bell. "So I just sort of asked them to review their contracts with the city, and then I asked them if they didn't think they were out of line. "Well, 1 shamed them. "I just made the point to them that they were treating me like a step - child, and they ought not be that way. They agreed with me so much that they immediately doubled their franchise tax and made it retroactive for one year." That's bow Rogers tells it. But anybody who believes that he got these titans to double their duties by merely "shaming" them can believe that Lyndon Johnson gets his programs through Congress by sweet reason and that popular demand put Frank Hot into a runoff in I will confess frankly that I have made no attempt to dig up any dirt on Hot Rogers. If Camille Huber hasn't done it, then it hardly seems Incumbent on me to look for something wrong with which to balance an account of Rogers' achievements. There are probably no skeletons in either his public or private closets worth rattling in any case; the man seems singularly blameless. Like every Good Old Boy, Rogers is a Methodist Sunday school superintendent. But he is far more than a Good Old Boy and professional Sunday Kind Man. He is not especially literate, _s anyone who has read the syntactical jumble of his self composed political advertisements well knows. But all that proves is that he never got past the eighth grade. When it comes to reading a body politic or, better, reading money, Rogers could teach a course. But the most important thing that makes him more than a Good Old Boy is that all too obvious egotism of his that tends to put one off at first. Rogers is a man of truly humble origins who despises therefore all things humble. The major goal of his life has been make everything he touches succeed. He has come from a past that was as lowly as his .city's was infamous. He hopes to make the rough old river town of Carutii- ersvile into a first - class modern city and to redeem its past as he has his own. Unfortunately, while this passion makes him a creative mayor, it does not provide him with exceptional powers as a revenue collector. That job, while an important one which profits greatly from his administrative skills (and profits him, according to Bain, at an average of $13,000 in fees annually), is nevertheless a job that can be reduced to routine. Camille Huber can claim with justice that with time he can do the job as well as Rogers. There is no reason to believe that he can't. On that Saturday when I called Rogers, I tried to get him first at the mayor's office. What my long - distance operator got was a female voice that said, "You can probably locate Mr. Rogers over at the collector's office. He spends a lot of time there." Long • distance operators are not normally given to wittiness, but this one cracked, "That's where you ought to be able to find any mayor-over where tha . money is." ( /Where the money is is ntera ; Hot Rogers wants to be returned By Tuesday's election. Whether he will be is moot; He has no illusions about having . an easy time of it. "I know I'm in for a tough race," he says. "But I don't expect to lose. People don't have a memory that short, do they?": Perhaps not, but then perhaps; 1 ••• too, memory is not an issue in •••• the campaign. If the unexpected should* happen to Hot Rogers and he should lose, then the job of Pemiscot County Collector will become • • only another of the many enter- ;. prises he has distinguished himself in on his way home from a . popcorn machine. It will, in other words, become just another part of the legend, and perhaps that is ail right. Services By FUNERAL HOME Integrity to succeed at all costs and to MON SAFEWAY If you're been waiting for BARGAINS in Del Monte foods wait no onger! This Del Monte event at Safeway is the time to stock up. Just look at these low prices on your Del Monte favorites, and hurry over to lay in a good supply. Notice too, our money-saving features on other fine toodsl Tomato Juice Early June Peas Fruit Cocktail Sliced Pineapple Del Monte Quality Fancy Peas ....-, Del Monte Garden Peas . Del Monte Selected Fancy Fruit Crushed or Chunk 4 5 4 4 DelMonte Blue Lake CUT GREEN BEANS DelMonte Save on This TOMATO PASTE DelMonte PEAR HALVES Party Pride Assorted Flavors ICECREAM 4 7 1-Lb. Tins 6-Oz. Tins si 3 Mb., 1-oz. Tins i/j-Gal. Ctn. White Bread Mrs. Wright's Regular or Sandwich Loaf 2 1-Lb. 2-oz. A O Loaves Uji J Elberra Freestone Peaches For Canning or Freezing 50-lb. Bushel OBITUARY • Mrs. Priddy Funeral services were h e 1 his morning in Fort Worth Texas, for Mrs. Dorothy Priddy, formerly of Dell, who died in Fort Worth Saturday. She was 54. She leaves two sons, Charles Priddy, Jr., and Edwards Priddy, both of Fort Worth; Her father, Ray Prichard of Coldwater, Miss.; Her mother, Mrs. Mike Miller of St. Louis; And three brothers, Ray Prichard, Jr., of Seattle, Bennie Prichard of Gulfport, Miss., and Richard Prichard of Florissant, Mo. 3.99 Congratulations To These Lucky Play '21' WINNERS! $500 WINNER Mrs. Lucinda King Blytheville, Ark. Other Blytheville Winners • Cucumbers or Bell Peppers • Red Potatoes Utility Pack 3 Get Gold Bond Stamps At Safeway Fred Philbrook's Sister Succumbs Miss Barbara Philbrook, sister of Fred Philbrook of Blytheville, died yesterday at her home in Derry, N.H. She also leaves her mother, Mrs. Nelly Simpson, also of Derry. Services will be conducted at Number Nine High Street, in Derry, on Wednesday. GENEVA HILL MRS. LEE REAVES BETTYE MOSS PATTYE CALDWELL Hamburger Buns Fyne Pyne Oil Liquid Starch Laundry Detergent Strained Baby Foods or Hot Dog Skylark Fresh f Set. C1 J Pkqs. «f' Coles Scented Safeway Low Priced Sta Flo Quality Priced to Save 12 6z. BU. 6 4 E»- Toilet Soap 2 3 S250 Camay Quality Detergent .«C |t Q*ly Dash for3-lb.,2'/ 2 -oz. Automatic .. Pkg. Gulf Bomb Ant & 14-Oz. Roach BU. Cat Food Purina Tuna .. A 6-Oz. A AX L Tins «wy — We Reserve Thi ttcht To Limit Purch»se§ — SAFEWAY Pork Chops Meaty Back Bones' Center Cut Rib Chops Lb. 89

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