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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 9, 1966
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62-NO. 122 BLYTHBVILLB, ARKANSAS (72815) TUESDAY, AUGUST 9,1966 TIN CENTS 12 PAGES Slain Girl Found By MIKE COCHRAN FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) A search party has found the body of a teen-age girl who police say was raped and choked to death after her two male companions had been shot and killed. The discovery Monday night ended a search touched off early Sunday when a curious fisherman opened the trunk of an abandoned auto and found the bullet - riddled bodies of two teen-age boys. Investigators charged Roy Green, 18, and Kenneth McDuff, 20, both from the Marlin area 100 miles south of here, with murder, then lodged rape complaints on the basis of a statement by Green. The two youths were accused of slaying Robert Brand, 17, of Alvardo, his cousin, Mark Dunnam, 16, of Tarzana, Calif., and Edna Louise Sullivan, 16, of Everman. The slain trio was last seen Saturday night after attending a movie. Miss Sullivan had been datng young Brand about sx weeks. Central Texas authorities arrested Green and McDuff separately late Sunday and brought them to the Tarrant County Jail here. McDuff denied any knowledge of the slayings, but Green, shortly after his arrest, blurted: "My God, I've got to tell somebody about it. I can't sleep. I can't think. I can't do nothing." Investigators concentrated their efforts on the search for Miss Sullivan, a brown-haired high school sophomore whose name was found scrawled in lipstick across a window of the death car. At least twice authorities took Green into the vicinity but each time the youngster was unable to lead them to the girl's body. Late last night the bushy- haired youth, sketching a crude map on a napkin, directed searchers into the general vicinity of the girl's body, but was led away before the discovery STRAIGHT FROM THE GOOSE'S MOUTH — This sign, displayed on a goose pen on the courthouse lawn, speaks for itself. Both geese and sign were part of a Jaycee get-out- the-vote campaign. (Courier News Photo) Trio of Schools Set Registration was made. A small band of searchers, who stayed behind after the organized hunt had been called off, stumbled upon the body face down in tall grass beneath an oak tree. The body was fully clothed, officers said, and a man's wristwatch was found nearby. Ownership of the watch was not revealed. The cause of death was not See MURDER on Page 5 Iron Curtain For U.S. Embassy MOSCOW (AP) - U.S. Navy Seabees are putting steel floors and window shutters on the American Embassy here as a precaution against hostile demonstrations. Despite the deterioration of Soviet-American relations over the Viet Nam war, there bave not been any demonstrations at the embassy in 17 months. But Registration plans for the ity's secondary schools were reported today by L. D. Harris, director of instruction for the schools system. Harris said all schools will begin classes on Tuesday, August 30. Schedule of registration: Blytheville High School - 12th grade, Monday, August 15; llth ;rade, Tuesday, August 16; 10th ;rade, Wednesday, August 17. All registration will take place in the high school study center. Students whose last names begin with initials from A to H will register from 8 to 9 a.m. j on the designated days; those from I to Q from 9 to 10 a.m.; and those from R to Z from 10 to 11 a.m. Princial D. designated days. Blytheville Junior High - 9th grade, Monday, August 15; 8th grade, Tuesday, August 16; 7th grade, Wednesday, August 17. Students will register at 9 a.m on the designated days. Principal C. C. Dulaney requests that all new students register on Thursday and Friday, August 11-12, at the principal's office. B. Meador has requested all new students to Food Stamps Are Popular Participation in the Missis- gibiliy." sippi County food stamp pro- These people, Bull said, gram involves more people than | should report to the County Wei- did the county's former com-,f are Office either in Blytheville modity Program, County Food Th rLv TnriI Prl stam P Coordinator A. C. Bull register uu Thursday and Fri- . v L day, August 11-12, at the princi-1 P olnted OUl todav „„!>„ „«;„„ "The nrsram i; pal's office. Harrison High School — 7th "The prgram is going very well," Bull reported. grade, Thursday, August 11; 8th j "We've had excellent cooper- grade, Friday, August 12; 12th grade, Monday, August 15; llth grade, Tuesday, August 16; 10th grade, Wednesday, August 17; 9th grade, Thursday, August 19. Principal Leo D. Jeffers said registration will be held in the school's library and that students may report any time between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the ation from the banks, grocery stores and especially from the welfare office where the screening of applicants is done." Bull expressed the belief, however, that in spite of the general success of the program "there may be a lot of people in the county who still haven't attempte dto establish their eli- No Paste In Here Today A h e a.d 1 i n e in yesterday's Courier News read: "Demos to Stick Together Tuesday." The story over which this after regular U.S. air raids be-1 head ran explained the Demo- gan on North Viet Nam in early 1965, angry mobs twice broke embassy windows. Asked about the steps now being taken to fortify the 10- story building near downtown Moscow, an embassy spokesman said: "We are simply taking prudent steps to protect embassy lives and property, based on prior experience." POLLS CLOSE 6:30; PARTY BEGINS 7:30 Voters have until 6:30 tonight to get in line at their respective wards to vote in the Democratic primary runoff. Starting at 7:30, the Courier News will offer election night telephone service. Callers dialing PO 3-4461 will get election returns for all stale and district races. The service will continue until 10. cratic Central Committee's intention to affix stickers bearing James Pilkinton's name to ballots whch had been printed before Friday's discovery of a Claude Carpenter or James Pilkinton on a conventional ballot. It's been a sticky business. tenant-governor. Those first run-off ballots bore the name of Joe Basore, who final was odd man out when votes were tabulated. Pilkinton turned out to be Claude Carpenter's legitimate Newlyweds Get Asked For Privacy NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — may Luci Johnson Nugent enjoy a honeymoon free of sightseers as they relax at a luxurious waterfront home. "Bahamians friendly White observed a House request opponent for lieutenant - gov- . , . . J 1 V«\.J| tlUlU " ernor in today's primary, and| ist offidal it was learned yesterday that the Osceola Times Company that the couple be allowed pri- had been commissioned to print 15,000 Pilkinton stickers to rectify the ballots already printed. vacy," said an Information Min- Asked to arrange for newsmen to talk to the Nugents, Bahamas officials contacted the U.S. Consulate. The word came back from Washington: "Their Alas, although Democrats to- prj is not to be d j slurbed .» jy may stick together, it will Thfi N , are , :„., at day not be with sickers. Phil Mullen, owner of he Times, said it was decided yesterday to print the whole ballot all over again from scratch. Democratic voters today will have a chance to lick either The Nugents are staying at Capricorn, the $250,000 home of Rebekah Harkness-Kean, a socially prominent philanthropist who is in New York. It is secluded by thick tropical foliage on three sides. The fourth opens onto a white sand beach. or Osceola and become eligible under the program. As of now 1,727 county households are eligible. This includes 6,312 people. Seventy - eight percent or 4,909 persons actually participated in the program. The food stamp plan has been in operation here for about three months. Rally Routed GRENADA, Miss. (AP) Civil rights leaders said state highway patrolmen used tear gas to break up a Negro voter registration rally Monday night. City police and highway pat- 450,000 To End Run-Off Hassle LITTLE ROCK (AP)-Frank Holt unleashed his most scathing attack of the campaign on Jim Johnson Monday night as election eve saw the candidates take a sharp turn from previous tactics. Johnson and Holt seek today the Democratic nomination for governor with an estimated 450,000 persons going to the polls. Holt, who conducted what he called a high-level campaign before the July 26 primary, changed his tactics during the runoff campaign by lashing out at Johnson. Johnson spent his early campaigning by stumping the state with attacks on Holt as the "machine candidate" and on the national administration ol President Lyndon B. Johnson. But Johnson limited his run- BULLETIN ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — Bobby Bragan was fired today as manager of the Atlanta Braves and replaced by Coach Billy Hitchcock. Hitchcock managed the Baltimore Orioles of' the American League in 1962 and 1963. He was a scout for the Braves in 1965 and was hired as a coach last winter. rol officials were for comment. Robert Johnson, unavailable who denti- fied himself as a Grenada worker for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, said one patrolman told Hosea Williams, a leader of the SCLC who was conducting the rally, to disperse the crowd. "When they didn't move," Johnson said, "the officer opened fire with tear gas." Johnson also claimed one state trooper fired two gunshots, "one at me." Harkley Klinefelter of- the SCLC said there were about 600 Negroes in the rally outside a cafe being used during the night hours by federal registrars to sign up voter in the Negro neighborhood. He said about 30 troopers moved in on the rally, firing about 20 cannisters of tear gas, hitting several people. TV Murders Good? LONDON (AP) - Director Alfred Hitchcock says "one of television's great contributions is that it brought murder back into the home where it belongs. Hitchcock, 68 next week, told a London luncheon Monday: "Seeing a murder on television can be good therapy. It can off one's antag- off campaigning to a few television addresses and his final one Monday night was devoted almost entirely to his platform. * » * Holt, who spoke for only five minutes on a 30-minute program, said Johnson "has em- Dhasized not the things that unite us but the things that divide us." "He as engaged in name- calling on a scale never before heard in an Arkansas political campaign," Holt said. "In time of great national peril e has delvered the most vicious personal attacks on public officials from the White House ;o the courthouse." Holt said his opponent has proposed that the state turn backward in turmoil and anger from the great challenges of the 20th Century, that we cut ourselves off from Ameri- jca, and make our state a place where hate is the public policy." Holt urged voters to make their vote "count for progress against reaction, for peace and against violence, for unity and against divison, for law and against anarchy, for responsible leadership and against irresponsible demogoguery." * * * Holt's wife, Mary, state Rep. Doug Brandon and Lt. Gov. Nathan Gordon also appeared on the program in Holt's behalf. Mrs. Holt described her husband as even-tempered and rational and said he believed that his religion is a sacred matter which should not be exploted on a poltical forum. Johnson criticized construction costs of buildings at the Arkansas Children's Colony and the State Hospital. He said a cost analysis shows that the Children's Colony cost more than $6,000 per bed and that the Little Rock unit of the State Hospital cost, almost $10,000 per bed. "Certainly we are all proud of those buildings, but when you consider the cost in relation to the service, the inescapable conclusion is that more could have been done to benefit our people rather than to benefit the contractor," Johnson said. Johnson proposed a comprehensive farm program "providing accessible markets for produce" to stimulate the growing of foodstuffs in Arkansas. He also promised a tax reduction. HOT AND COLD — Temperature extremes artificially created in a special chamber at the RCA Space Center, Princeton, N.J., test the capabilities of electricity-generating solar panels for the the Lunar Orbiter satellite on its of the panels to be exposed to a temperature of 230 degrees below zero. The other side is heated up to 230 degrees above. The test simulates temperature conditions the panels encounter in space. Lunar Orbiter Set For Launch CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) — Lunar Orbiter, a flying photography lab, was poised for launching today toward an orbit about the moon to snap pictures of the hidden backside, Surveyor 1 and nine potential astronaut landing sites. the moon's equator and include major types of terrain — flat plains, craters and highlands. One of the areas is in the Ocean of Storms near the crater Flamsteed where Surveyor .1 landed in June and transmitted 11,237 closeup pictures. Officials An Atlas-Agena rocket was to \ hoped Lunar Orbiter would ob- blast off between 2:03 p.m. and 4:42 p.m. EOT to start the 850- sound spacecraft on its intended 538,944-mile journey. With its four solar panels folded down to give it the appearance of a giant four-leaf clover, ,unar Orbiter was to dart through the weightless world of space for 90 hours, reaching the vicinity of the moon Saturday morning. If successful, it would be the first payload sent into orbit around the moon by the United States. Seven previous attempts ailed, six in the early days of rocketry between 1958 and 1960. "he Soviet Union succeeded with Luna 10 last April but it carried no cameras. Lunar Orbiter is a much more :ophisticated vehicle than any jf the others and the National Aeronautics and Space Adminis- ration said in had a much greater chance of success than he earlier U.S. tries. Aboupt 550 miles from the moon, after two tricky mid- :ourse maneuvers, a ground ignal was to trigger a space:raft motor, slowing the speed io the probe would be caught in he moon's gravitational field. For several days, the ground ilanned to track the craft as it whirled in an orbit ranging from 10 to 1,100 miles above the moon. Then the motor was to be ired again to drop the low point o 26 miles above ttie surface. While in the high orbit, Lunar Orbiter's two cameras were to ake a few general interest pic- ures, including glimpses of the iide of the moon that never aces the earth. The only pre- ious shots of the backside were made by the Soviet Union's ,una 3 and Zond 3 — from 37,1)00 miles and 6,000 miles as tiey raced past the moon. Photos of the nine potential astronaut landing areas were to wait until the spacecraft dipped o the lower course, starting about Aug. 22. The nine areas are located In narrow band stretching across tain pictures of Surveyor 1 and its surroundings. Lunar Orbiter, made by the Boeing Co., planned to take 32 pcitures of each area, some of which might be relayed live to nationwide television. Each frame would have a medium resolution picture showing an area 23 to 56 miles and a high resolution picture of an area 10 by 40 miles in the center of the larger photo. The high resolution pictures would clearly show objects the size of a card table. The best telescopes, by contrast, clearly identify objects earth can't less than half a mile in diameter. Lunar Orbiter's pictures were expected to have more clarity than those obtained by the television-type cameras of Surveyor and fte earlier Ranger series. The craft was to lake 400 pic- ;ures like an earthbound photographer and process them in its own automatic laboratory, converting them to radio signals to relay to the earth. A few were to be transmitted after processing, but the majority were to be stored and sent later over a period extending to about Sept. 15. Lunar Orbiter also carried :nstruments to measure radiation, micrometeoroids and to gauge the shape of the moon. SUIT FILED LITTLE ROCK (AP)-James Pilkinton said Monday night that a law suit to void returns in the lieutenant governor's race today was filed to protect his interest. Pilkinton and Joe Basore filed the suit Monday in Pulaski Circuit Court and a hearing was scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday before Circuit Judge Joe E. Rhodes. The suit asks the court to keep the state Democratic Central Committee from certifying today's results of that race. Pilkinton said he wanted his interest protected "in case the race is close, and if the vote in those countes where my name is not on the ballot together with the absentees that do not carry my name, makes the' difference," •'•-• Pilkinton became a runoff {candidate last Friday when "a tabulation error was discovered in the final unofficial returns. The committee told newsmen that Pilkinton—and not Basore —had placed second in the July 26 primary. The party had already certified Basore on the basis of'the unofficial tally and Basore's name had been placed on ballots. Many absentee votes had been cast before the change was discovered Friday. The central committee sent telegrams to the 75 county committees Monday telling them to reserve all ballots cast in the election but to tabulate only those ballots which named Carpenter and Pilkinton as candidates. t * * Defendants in the suits are committee members Leon B. Catlett, chairman; Jack T. Lynn, secretary; and Harvey Combs, assistant secretary. The suit asked that the results of today's election be declared illegal and void pending a final hearing on the suit later. The suit said the failure to correct all the absentee ballots 'constitutes a disfranchisement of the voters of the state of Arkansas, and a denial of the statutory and constitutional rights of James H. Pilkinton and a costly and unconscionable wrong to Joe Basore." Jim Gooch of Arkadelphia, chairman of the Clark County Democratic Committee, had asked Atty. Gen. Bruce Bennett for an opinion on how to count votes in the lieutenant governor's race. Bennett advised Gooch that in ight of the instructions from the central committee, that he would have nothing to add. $1 Million Suit Filed LOS ANGELES (API-Academy Award winning actor Lee Marvin is bein^j sued for $1 million damages by Robert F. Hathaway, another actor, injured Sept. 23 when Marvin's car struck his motorcycle. Hathaway's complaint said he suffered a broken hip and complications of a polio condition, causing a permanent limp. The suit also claims Marvin called him names and struck him. Hathaway, 28, said in the suit, filed Monday, that Marvin had been driving on the wrong side of the street at high speed. Don't Cry Wolf KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Secret Services' instructions to convention officials of the lumbers and Pipe Fitters Union Monday were explicit. Do not, agents said, admit anyone to the floor after a cer- ain hour before the arrival of Vice President Hubert H. Hum- ihrey, the convention speaker. Doormen followed the orders o the letter. They locked the Secret Service agents out of the arena uri- ,il the union president, Peter T. Schomann, advised of their plight, let them in. iiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiii Weather Forecast Partly cloudy with no import- antant temperature changes .hrough Wednesday. Chance of thundershowers today and tonight and again Wednesday Wednesday 88 to 94. Lows tonight in the 60s. Probability of rain 20 percent this afternoon and Wednesday and 10 percent lonight. 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