The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 2, 1966 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

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!••!• fourtew - Mytherffla (Art.? Courier Kews - Tuegtoy, Kugus! I, MM Daily Record Weather U, S. Weather Boreas Agricultural service Keiser, Art. Early this morning a rapidly moving cold front was lying in a northwest, southeast line from southeast Missouri across northeast Arkansas and through southwest Oklahoma. Showers have been falling along and ahead of this front. This morning 20 reporting stations had rain. This is an indication the shower activity has been quite widespread. Amounts have been varied with some stations receiving only a trace. Other points report substantial amounts from % to more than 1% inches. This front Is expected to move out of the mid-south by early Wednesday. It will be followed by clearing tkies and cooler temperatures. Morrilton managed to get up to 103 degrees yesterday and most other stations wanned to the middle and upper 90s. Brinkley, with 69, was the only point in the state this morning that cooled below the 70s. Texarkana had the highest minimum with 79 degrees. Up to 8 a.m. reports showed that thirsty farmlands in northern sections were being helped to the greatest extent by the shower activity. As the front sweeps southward today it is likely that farms in south Arkansas will have greater opportunities to assimilate needed moisture. The weather outlook for August does not offer any lasting relief with respect to the moisture situation. It calls for rain on seven to 10 days with amounts varying from two to four inches. Evaporation should about equal the rainfall and thus very little additional amounts of moisture will be added to the soil. Some areas will continue to need irrigation to aid crop growth. Yesterday's high—9» "Overnight low—71 Precipitation previous 24 Hours ^re'clplSilo'n 0 ^-^ « dat_30 89 Sunset today—7:00 Sunrise tomorrow—5:12 This Date A Year Ago Yesterday's high—80 Overnight low—62 '•Precipitation Jan. 1 to date-29.81 World Deaths AUSTIN, Minn. (AP)-H. H. Corey, 72, chairman of the Hormel Foundation and former president and board chairman Oi Geo. A. Hormel & Co. meat packers, died Monday in a Rochester, Minn, hospital. NEW YORK (AP) - Pianist Bud Powell, 41, who with Charlie (Bird) Parker and Dizzy Gillespie brought jazz out of the swing era and into bebop, diec Monday. Powell had suffered several years from a combina : tion ef malnutrition, alcoholism and tuberculosis. Powell's smooth style, in which notes cascaded from his keyboard as If blown through a horn, influ enced a generation of jazzmen Markets Open High Low Last Chicago Wheat Sept. 186 187 185 186^8 Dec. 192VS 193% 192 193% Mar. 197V4 195 193% 194& Chicago Soybeans Nov. 313 314'/4 Sll'/fc 313% Jan. ' 319 321>/4 318% 320% Mar. 321% 323% 320% 322'/4 New York Stocks Texas G. S 92% Chrysler 37Vi RCA 46>/ 8 A. T. &T 58% Dow 69 Xerox 225% GM 80V4 Pan American 66'/s Ford 45 Westinghouse 46% U. S. Steel 40% Curtis Pub 8'/s Comsat 49 Amer. Motors 9% Sears 51% Parke Davis 27% General Electric 93% Beth. Steel 31V4 Reynolds Tob 36% Standard N. J 67% Holiday Inn 37% Ark-La 40'/i Ark-Mo 13% Divco-Wayne 28Va Traffic Accidents Cars driven by Shirley Snider of 108 E. Vine and Clifford Christian of Poplar Bluff, Mo., were nvolved in an accident yesterday at Main and Franklin. Christian was charged with running a red light and having no driver's license. RIOT (Continued from Page One) cans, poured into the streets. Isolated disturbances began Monday night after two officers attempting to quell a domestic quarrel in the area, shot and Jailed a 37-year-old man. When residents swarmed into the streets, more than 200 policemen moved in and prevented the crowd from breaking up into smaller groups. The crowd pelted policemen with rocks, smashed squad car windows and started a fire in one buiding with homemade bombs. However, most of the residents were off the streets by 11 p.m. Police in Providence, R.I., were struck by stones and bottles Monday night as they broke lip a disturbance involving 100 young Negroes after a civil rights rally. Two policemen were injured, not seriously. They made several arrests to quell the disturbance. They wore helmets and carried plywood shields to ward off missiles. The Rev. Virgil Wood of Boston had addressed a crowd of 1,000 Negroes earier in Providence, urging them to force an end to de facto segregation in public schools. Wood called black power "one of the most beautiful phrases I've heard In , long time." Our promt •Iphtbst was In- ' • . - A •-— fnttfl EVANGELIST - Franklin T. Puckett of Dyersburg is guest evangelist at services through Aug. 7 at Church of Christ here, Main and Thirteenth. Services are at 7:30 nightly. OBITUARY • TherronOzmenf Services Set Therron Ozment, 45, died Sunday at Kennedy Veterans Hospital in Memphis. A native of Bolivar, Tenn., he had lived the past several years in Blytheville. Prior to that time, he made his home in Steele. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lucille Ozment; One daughter, Linda Roell, Oxnard, Calif.; One son, Gary Ozment, Blytheville; One brother, Howard Ozment, Winter Haven, Pla.; Six sisters,, Mrs. Doyle James, Oxford, Miss., Mrs. Lee Spencer, Paragould, Mrs. Earl Bell, Winter Haven, Mrs. Thomas Young, Qulin, Mo., Mrs. T. J. Mercer, Hayti, and Mrs. Bill Young, Deering. Services will be held in Trinity Baptist Church tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. with Dr. Myron Dillow officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, John W. German Funeral Home of Steele In charge. The body will lie in state until time for services at box 700 Tennessee. Visits Father Shirley Pool from Jonesboro, II., went to Memphis recently o visit her father, Marvin >ouch, who Is a patient in the Japtist Hospital. She was accompanied by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Zona Crouch from Mineral, THE. MURDER (Continued from Page One) life to that man." The notes said Whitman couldn't understand "the pressures bearing down" and had 'decided to fight it out alone." Police said the notes showed Whitman "was very definitely mentally disturbed." They also disclosed that he had talked for two hours with a psychiatrist. The note found in his mother's apartment, police reported, said he killed her to "relieve her of her suffering, that he didn't want her embarrassed by all of this." As postscripts to the notes, police said, Whitman had written: '12:30 a.m. — mother already dead. : 3 o'clock — Wife and mother both dead." Shortly after 9:30 a.m., he went to Sears, Roebuck and Co., bought a shotgun on credit, took it home and sawed off the stock and barrel. At 11 a.m., officers said, Whitman carted his footlocker to [he tower's elevator and rode to the 27th floor, as high as the elevator can go. Then he dragged the heavy three- wheeled cart up four short flights of stairs to the foyer of the observation section. There he killed three persons —the woman custodian of the tower and another woman sightseeing with a small boy. Later, Vera Palmer, who works in the observatory, rode up on the elevator. When the door opened, a man in a white shirt said: "Lady,, don't you dare get off this elevator." Shaken, Mrs. Palmer took the elevator back down. At 11:48 a.m. university police received a trouble alarm from the tower. Two unarmed seeuri- ;y officers rode to the top. When fiiey heard shots and saw three bodies they went back down. "They carried no weapons," A. R. Hamilton, university police chief, said. : We told people to stay in ;heir offices. Then we called the jelice." When the shooting began a number of persons rushed outside the campus buildings to see what it was about. The sniper's deadly fire felled some of them. Dthers dashed back inside and jehind trees and buildings. Witnesses said the sniper's jursts were at times spaced about half a minute apart, at other times rattling off in staccato fashion. At one point police even suspected there might be more than one man firing at them. The sniper dashed from place to place in the observatory and his fire came from ajl directions. The blistering fire pinned down rescuers. Finally armored trucks were pressed into service as ambulances scurried about the no-man's land picking up the wounded. One of the wounded was Robert Heard, Associated Press reporter, shot through the shoulder as he tried to dash across open ground to a better vantage point. * * * For more than an hour Norman Barger of Dallas sat at a library window where she had been working. She could see six persons lying on the cement near the building. We could see the people moving a little bit but they never could get up and walk away," she said. "The sniper would shoot at them again. "Once I saw a poiceman running across the open area and you could see the sniper/s gun kicking up the cement dust right behind him." Miss Barger also watched the rescue work. "A policeman would run out shooting and use his body as a guard for the others, who crouched while they ran. You could see the (police) bullets ricocheting off the tower." Walter Embray, a junior from San Antonio, said he had a simple reaction to the shooting: "I just wanted to get the hell out of there." The victims were taken to Brackenridge Hospital, operated by the city. Many were treated in hallways on stretchers as the emergency room facilities became overtaxed with the arrival of each ambulance. Volunteer blood donors also flocked to the hospital as news of the massacre spread about the city. the platform firing till shotgun. One of Martinez' bullets hit the sniper in the neck. A buckshot pellet from McCoy's ihotgun hit the sniper between the eyes. The battle was over. Whitman served sii years in the Marine Corps, from July 6, 1959, to July 18,1965. He earned the good conduct medal, but in 1963 a court-martial convicted him of violating orders and he was reduced in rank from corporal to private and given 30 days restriction and'hard labor. Photographs show Whitman was a handsome, solidly, built young man with blond, crew-cut hair and pleasant eyes. Chancellor Harry Ransom said Whitman's academic record at the university was above average. In. his home town, Lake Worth, Fla., Whitman's friends recalled him as a normal, friendly boy. "He must have just lost his mind — bang," said Mrs. L. J. Hollern, a neighbor who had known Whitman since he was a little boy. "His mother was a perfectly good mother — very strict with the boy, a regular Premier Kosygin Is Reoppointed MOSCOW (AP) -:AleieT N. Kosygin wan unanimously reappointed premier today by a newly - elected Soviet parliament. The parliament, the Supreme Soviet, took the action on the recommendation of General Secretary Leonid I. Brezhnev of the Soviet Communist party. Following the procedure required when a new parliament convenes, all members of the Council of Ministers (cabinet) submitted their resignations. Kosygin was asked to present a new councl list to a later session, of the Supreme Soviet. Indications were there would be no major shifts. Chicago Murder Rate Climbs CHICAGO (AP)-Police say the 72 persons murdered in July 1966 made the most violent month in Chicago's his- attend with her." In Needville, Tex., home of Whitman's wife Kathy, sympathetic neighbors rushed to comfort her father, Raymond W. Leissner. "She was a clean-cut girl," said H. F. Ley, a neighbor. And he said Whitman "was a good kid." Police Chief Robert Miles said Leissner, a rice farmer and that during all the shooting • • • ' ! " there was no concrete plan for capturing the sniper. At one point Whitman's accurate fire drove away a light plane carrying a police sharpshooter who wanted to pick off the sniper from the air. Then Ramon Martinez, 29, a five-year police veteran, arrived on the scene from his home, Rai| , Run$ Singer real estate man who is president of the Needville Chamber of Commerce, said, "Well, she was our only daughter. "He was just as normal as anybody I ever knew. "It's just a very sad tragedy that happened to a very nice family" — the Whitmans. where he had been relaxing of duty. Alternately crawling and running, he reached the main entrance of the tower, followed by George McCoy, 26, another officer. They gave a rifle to Allen Crum, a university employe. The three men made their way to the observation section, where they separated. As Martinez rounded a corner he saw the sniper and fired. The sniper wheeled then snapped back one shot. Martinez emptied his pistol at the KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) "Oh 1 What a Beautiful Morning," singer Jack Jones intoned. The words weren't out of his tal. Police said Monday 268 persons have been murdered in Chicago during the first 212 days of 1966, well above Chicago's normal average of a murder a day. ' Of the 72 murders last month, police said arrests have, been made in all but 10. The exceptionally hot weather was blamed by Capt. Francis Flanagan, commander of homicide, for the higher number. Manila Church Has Revival The Church of God in Manila is having a revival meeting thii week through Saturday. Rev. Debte Slaton of Benton Harbor, Mich., will be singing and speaking through Wednesday night. Rev. Moates, pastor of the Cherry Street Church of God in Blyjheville l will be speaking there after Wednesday and through Saturday night. Prettiest Waitress ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -The "prettiest waitress of 1«M H ta Etlen Singer, 21, «f Tdccoa, Ga., a college student working here for the summer. Ellen, who is 5 feet 7 and weighs 125 pounds, #on out over 34 other waitresses. She is • senior history major at Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pa, Service* By Coll, FUNERAL HOME • Integrity i,,••••••••••••••••••• Blytheville Commission Sales FINALLY! - A MARKET PLACED WHERE YOU CAN SELL - BUY or TRADE— Con - Trucks - Tractors - All^ Farm Equip. WE ARE YOUR AGENTS What You" Need to Sell—We Know Someone Who Needs to Buy 941 S, Division TO 3-6810 Johnson Blackwell Adrian Russel Weather Hampers Search for 31 FALMOUTH, England (AP) —Dull skies and a drizzle hampered the search today for the British excursion boat Dalwin, missing for two days with 31 persons on board. Veteran Corn- mouth when a downpour ish fishermen appeared ready drowned him out Monday night. The rain chased the show's opening night crowd of more than 6,000 for shelter at the vigil at the hotel where the par- open - air Starlight Theater where Jones is appearing as Curly in the musical "Oklahoma." After a seven-minute shower, Jones returned to the stage, the miper as McCoy rushed onto 1 audience to their seats. to record another tragic mystery of the sea. Relatives and friends kept a ty set Out Sunday morning for a cuirse along the Cornish coast. There was a threat of further Atlantic Gales like the one which is believed to have swept the 45-foot motor cruiser off course. GO CLASSIFIED Cofionwood Raceway Int. 55 & Hiway 140 OSCEOLA, ARK. Racing this Friday & Each Friday Night Time Trials — 6:30 p.m. Races — 8:15 p.m. All New Track Steel Bleachers Class "C" Stockers and Class "A" Super Modified from a 5-State Area. THE FASTEST QUARTER-MILE GUMBO TRACK IN THE SOUTH SEAT COVER SALE 420 Sets For Only $12.50 to $30 INSTALLED CLEAR FUSTIC Seat Covers—58 Set* $20 Inst. GILBERT'S 600 B. Mata—PO 8-6742 silence B-. .is black and white and read all over. Every day,m 85% of the homes in the United States. And when you advertise in the daily newspaper, there are two things you can be sure of. (1) Just about everybody in your trading area will see your ad. (2) They won't be knitting or driving to work or holding a conversation or sleeping when your ad comes on. People have to concentrate in order to read. And ybur ad in the newspaper gets the undivided attention of your best prospects. So if you have something to sell, think of newspaper readers. Silence is golden.; Blytheville Courier News

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