The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 12, 1968 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 12, 1968
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- «yttMVllte (Art.) (teurte HHH - FrMty, Jtroay «. Help! We Need Stamps By LOUISE COOK Associated Press Writer •'NEW YORK (AP) - Send more stamps. That's the cry of postmasters around the nation, faced with long lines of people trying to adjust to liie higher postal rates which went into effect Sunday. An Associated Press survey sliowed supplies of the new six- cent; first class and 10-cent air mail stamps were low in some centers, particularly outside large cities. Many post offices were completely out of penny 'slanips sought by people who were left with a stock of the old, five-cent kind. The Denver post office was completely out ot one and two- cent stamps. 11 had enough six and 10-ccnters to meet Ihe demand, but had only sheets of stamps, not coils. Things were even worse in Enid, Okla. The post office was all out of ones, twos, threes and sixes and was waiting for an emergency order to ease the situation. Postmaster John J. Slattery in Waterbury, Conn., put in an emergency order for 50,000 penny stamps added to his regular order of one million one-centers. The post office began selling half-cent stamps after it ran Daily Record heiir» Wcath.r •r. U. 8 Weather Bureau • f Agricultural Service " ' Reiser, Ark. .Drying conditions poor through Saturday. Dew points in the upper 20s and low 30s. towering into the 20s tonight. Liftle or no sunshine through Saturday. Probability of precipitation 60 percent today and 70lpercent tonight and Saturday. Snow accumulation ' up to two inches and water amounts near one-quarter inch. •Winds variable mostly easterly to northeasterly five to 15 miles per hour becoming northeasterly five to 15 miles per hour tonight. 'fr'stcrdny'n hlKh^.11 Overnight low— 30 • Precipitation prefloiu "(to f a.m. todnjr)— no»« Precipitation Jan. 1 to SUnsct toclny— !:IO 'BunrlM .tomorrow — 7:OT • This Dale A V<!«r A|« Yfcstordny'B high — 38 •Overnight low— 57 .precipitation Jan. 1 to datt — .18 5 Mrs. Rigsby Wrs. Fannie L. Rigsby, widow olRussell B. Rigsby of 2425 Peabody, died yesterday at her home. She was 88. -Born in Dckalb County, Tenn., she had lived here about 20 years. ;She was a Baptist. «She leaves two sons, Elbert Clarence Rigsby of Danville, V£; •"A daughter, Mrs. Novella Hopkins of Danville. --A sister, Mrs. Delia West of McMtnnville, Tenn.; •Twenty grandchildren, 88 great - grandchildren and eight great - great - grandchildren. Services will be tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. in Cobb Funeral cliapel, Rev. C. H. Porter officiating. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery. "Pallbearers will be Raymond Johes, Willie Jones, Ernest Rigsby, Bethel Rigsby, Oral Richmond and Robert Jones. G. H. Blaylock •-'George Harrison Blaylock, 62, • '•retired farmer, died early this morning at Chickasawba Hospital following a brief illness. :;Born in Potts Camp, Miss., he had lived in the Blytheville area most of his life. He was a.member of the Westside Baptist Church. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Sarah Lee Blaylock; Three sons. George Blaylock Jr., Buddy Blaylock and Russell Blaylock, all of Chicago; A daughter, Mrs. Mary Lee Markets Open High Low Last Chicago Wheat "Mar. 148'A IWVfc 148% 148% May 152V4 152% 151% 152% July 152 152 151% 151% Chicago Soybeans Jan. 260% 2687. 268% 268% Mar. 272% 27314 272V4 273V4 May 276V4 277% W6V4 277 V» New York Stocks Texas GS ................ 122 Chrysler ................ 58% RCA ...................... 52% AT 4 T .................. 53% DOW .................... 85'/» Xerox ................. .'.. 277'A GM ....................... 81'/s Pan Americ ............. 22-Vi yord ..................... 54 tt W' house ................ B7V4 US Steel .................. 42% Curtis Pub ............... 13% Comsat .................. 47 ft Amer. Motors... .......... 13 Sears .................... 63% Parke Davis Gen. Elect Beth. Steel 97 33 Reynolds Tob ............. 44% Standard NJ .............. 69% Holiday Inn ............... 52 V4 Ark-La .................. 38% Ark-Mo ............ (Bid) 10% Divco- Wayne ............. 58W WORLD DEATHS NEW YORK (AP) — Former Judge J. Waties Waring, 87, who said he was socially ostracized in his native South Carolina for his 1947 federal court decision opening that state's Democratic primaries to Negro voting, died Thursday. Waring retired from the bench in 1952 and moved to New York. ' After my racial cases," he was quoted in a 1963 interview, "it got very ionely." BlUDGNORTH, England (AP) — John Dudley North, 75, pioneer of British aviation and chairman of Boulton Paul Aircraft Ltd., since 1951, died Wednesday night. He designed, in collaboration with a French engineer, a series of gun turrets used in many World War II aircraft. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Dr. Masauki Kara, 51, professor of surgery at University of Arkansas Medical Center and pioneer in open-heart and kidney- transplant surgery in Arkansas, died Thursday. Deserved Freedom CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Out of 100 defendants scheduled Riggs of Bytheville; ] for Mecklenburg County Re•Two brothers, Tom Blaylock j Border's Court Thursday, only of Blytheville and Johnny Blay- one man braved icy streets and lock of Coolidge, Ariz.; Four sisters, Mrs. Lula Macklin of Peacb Orchard, Mo.-, Mrs. Kelly Bowers of Elkhart, freezing temperatures to go lo court. James Rufus Pitts, 33. was charged with littering Interstate Ind., Mrs. Viola Hudson o! Bly- ] 85—by throwing a paper bag of theville and Mrs. Minnie Downs pickled pig's feet on the high- 6f Coolidge; I way. And four grandchildren. :. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Howard Funeral Service chapel, Rev James Burlison officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. He was released. Judge Howard B. Arbuckle said: "I figured that anybody who would come to court on that kind of charge on that kind of day deserved to go free." From Where You Are With What You Have— EVER WONDER WHAT YOU ARE WORTH TO ANOTHER COMPANY? You may be satisfied with your present position, but you owe it to yourself to look into the position we have to offer. Private and confidential interviews will be held. PLEASE DIRECT REPLIES TOi BOX 100 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS out Bf the penny ones. Stamps had to he rationed in some areas. A Norton, Kan., man asked for 1,000 one-enl stamps and had to settle for 15 and a Denver man asked for 300 one-centers and got only three. And the postmaster in Warren, Ohio, had to limit six-centers to 360 per customer. Some people have their own solution for trying to mail a six- cent letter with a five-cent stamp. They just tape a penny onto Hie envelope. Youngstown, Ohio, postal officials finally asked people to stop taping pennies to letters. The metal was hard on the cancellation machines, they explained.' Most large cities fared pretty well. The New York City post office said there were long lines for stamps, but no shortages. Similar situations were reported in San Francisco, Boston and Baltimore. People who do manage lo get adequate supplies of the new 10-cent air mail stamps better not hoard them. Postmaster General Lawrence O'Brien announced Thursday that the post office plans to eliminate air mail as a separate service and send all first class letters by air at .the six-cent rate. O'Brien said most of the mail already goes by air anyway and announced that in 1969 the Post Office Department will ask Congress to eliminate air postage rates in favor of a single class of priority service. VIETNAM (Continued from Page One) laled more to enemy replacement needs than to startling new enemy maneuvers. In 1966 U.S. troops and allies killed an estimated 65,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops. Last year the U.S. military estimates the enemy lost 88,000 killed-nearly 1,700 per week. The ideal time to get in units lo replace those losses is around the end of November, when the monsoon rains halt over Laos and South Vietnam, improving the condition of roads and trails. Military men have expected the North Vietnamese would move five regiments into South Vietnam by June this year. These units apparently already have penetrated Laos and are holding fast in areas near the western end of the Demllil- rized Zone while other enemy troops move down. No Snow for Race ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The $60,000 annual Iditarod Trail sled dog race is being canceled this year because of a lack of snow. The 50-mile race, run in two heats, was to have been Feb. 11-12. but sponsors said the lack of snow threatened injury to the dogs. Loaded Oranges BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) A Louisiana man and woman were charged Tuesday with furnishing a prisoner with alcoholic beverages—oranges shot full of vodka. Sheriff Bryan Clemmons said the prisoner's friends showed up on Christmas Eve. A police sergeant at the jail noticed tiny needle holes punched in each orange and sent them to the crime lab for analysis. Rev. Carpenter Mission Has Plans lor Its 12th Birthday Mississippi County Union Mission celebrates its 12th anniversary with special services Sunday afternoon at 2:15. Rev. Alvis Carpenter, pastor of First Baptist Church, will deliver tie anniversary message. It was 12 years ago that the Mission was opened by Supt. Paul Kirkindall in his former beer hall - the Puff - on South Railroad. Looking back on 12 years of working with the poor, Kirkindall who gave up a life as gambler to devote it to the Mission this morning commented, ' God has blessed us, hasn't he?" The Mission now occupies a modern building complex at Walnut and Laclede and has an annual budget of some $50,000. A special musical program also is on the Sunday agenda. This will include (but is not limited to) Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Lollar, Joe Gallagher, Jerry Spencer, Mrs. Alvin Jackson, Mrs. Donald. Howard, the Ross Sisters and Jolly Leggett. A short testimony service also is scheduled. The service is open to the public. Navy Vets May Join Navy veterans who are interested in joining the U. S.'Submarine Veterans of World War II, a national organization, are asked to contact George H. Me- Minn, Arkansas State Commander, either at his address: Route 1, Box 165, Marion, Ark., 72364, or call PE 9-3671 in Mar ion. Membership is restricted to former USN submarine crewmen or relief crewmen who were on active duty between Dec. 1, 1941, and Sept. 1, 1945. Dues are $5 a year and tax deduclable, a national convention is held annually, and each member receives the bi-monthly m a g a zl n e, "Polaris," Me Minn said. HEART (Continued from Page One) bulletin on his condition was omitted Thursday. Spokesmen said, though, that the 54-year- old formef steelwbrker's kidney function had returned to near normal and his liver function continues to improve. Kasperak has sat up and dangled his legs from his bed several times. His wife visited his bedside Wednesday and Kasperak wrote her ' I love you." He still is being fed intravenously. Louis Block, the world's fifth heart transplant patient, was buried Thursday. He died 10 hours after undergoing surgery in Brooklyn Tuesday. Doctors said the heart of the 100-pound woman donor was not large enough for the 170-pound, 57- year-old Bronx businessman. The first man to receive a transplanted heart, Louis Wash- kansky, succumbed to pneumonia 18 days after Dr. Barnard operated on him in Cape Town. The second transplant patient, a baby, lived only 6& hours after surgery in Brooklyn. The Soviet transplant, performed at Keiv three days ago by Vladimir Demikov, installed the head and front legs of a 2- month-old puppy onto a 4-year- old dog, Tass reported today. The official Soviet news agency said the two-headed dog, Mukhtar, "feels well." Tass said Demikov once consulted in Moscow with Dr. Barnard. It reported that the transplanted head at first was very aggressive, biting the older dog several times on the ear and leg, but then both heads adjusted to the situation. Soviet scientists reported similar operations in 1953, 1958 and 1959. Tass said the dog in 1953 lived for 29 days. Marta Acman, 16, of Sostany, Yugoslavia—the second person to Survive after using an artificial heart pump—now is able to leave a Houston, Tex., hospital for brief periods. The pump went to work for four days starting last Oct. 26 to enable her heart to regain strength after the strain of years of heart disease. The plastic device kept Mrs. Esperanza del Valle Vasquez of Mexico City, alive for 10 days in -August 1966. She is leading a normal Jife now. Doctors at Johannesburg's whites-only General Hospital ! said Thursday they performed a successful kidney, transplant involving 24-year-old Indian identical twins. In Chicago, Eugene F. Morkes said the kidneys and the corneas of both eyes of his 11-year- old son, Brian, were donated for transplant after the boy was injured fatally by a car Dec. 21. Doctors said a 27-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man received the kidneys and both are also Something's Fishy VANCOUVER, B. C. (AP) The man who claimed first prize in the 1967 Vancouver Sun salmon derby will not b-a able to use the motor boat an equipment, valued at $3,500, which he won, David John Chafe, 33, was jailed for six months Thursday. He had earlier pleaded guilty, to defrauding Pacific Press Ltd., publisher of the Sun, by winning the derby with a 37-pound salmon he bought from a fish dock. The prize will now go to the second place contestant. ********************************* Gov. Gens* C. Willie* WALLACE Points to the 1968 Elections. Tonight - Fri., Jon. 12 KAIT-TV CHANNEL 8 8:30 P.M. *4.>of. M*. W Till Wiflm eimiwffit 18 HWi mi., Mont, til. Sewn Tnnwill Chm*, ********************************* doing well. The corneas have aided two patients. Other medical news included design of a stainless steel, battery-powered artificial heart- still in the early planning stage, three new kidney transplants and a teen-age girl rescued from critical condition by use of an artificial heart pump. Groote Schur 4'h graf 140. .. Insert after 14* graf: solved. Richard Zachary, 23, a mechanical engineering student at Louisiana State University, revealed his design for a mechanical heart which he hopes may develop into a replacement for Johnson Plugs Wallace Ballot LITTLEROCK (AP) - Jim Johnson said Thursday that former Alabama Go'v. George Wallace "may well be the one man able to save this republic."^ Johnson, the 1966 Democratic gubernatorial nominee, told a news conference that Wallace ' is one of the outstanding Democrats in this nation." "He has a message to be heard and he has a right to be heard," Johnson said. "I don't think there is anyting more important to Arkansas than getting George Wallace on the Satquotch Film Bought by Pair VANCOUVER, B. C. (AP) John Green, a weekly newspaper editor, and Rene Dahinden, a lead salvager, said Thursday they have bought the Canadian rights of 30-second film clip ballot." Johnson has been chosen to bead the Wallace presidential effort in Arkansas. He didn't outline « program to get Wallace's name on the ballot but said two lawyers were working on it. Johnson said he was convinced that if people could hear Wallace, "they will vote for him." Johnson said he thought Wallace, could carry Arkansas. He said he believed Wallace's name would appear on the ballots of every state except possibly Ohio, adding, "He needs only 270 electoral votes and I'm convinced he can get them." Wallace plans to speak in Arkansas sometime in February, Johnson said. Asked if he would be a vice presidential running mate with Wallace, Johnson said he didn't believe so because the people said to show an abominable; who would vote for him would snow woman, or sasquatch. vote for Wallace, anyway. They said they bought the 'ilm, which Roger Patterson of Yakima, Wash., said he made in Northern California last fall, for $1,500. The pair said they intended to use the film in a one-hour movie they are making in hopes of iroving sasqUatches do exist on ;he West Coast. Free.for.AII GARDNER, Colo. (AP) - A man pulled a lmiie and told Mrs. Leda Dietz and her ranch : orcman: "I am going to kill you two." Mrs. Dietz and the foreman, 3)11 Niehof, 67, wound up in the wspital for treatment of cuts. The assailant wound up running from the ranch house after he 81-year-old Mrs. Dietz Bounded him on the head with a steel poker. Police, who said they could md no reason for the attack, held Julian Cerda, 54, gardner, on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon. Nothing's Working ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - "Sorry," sid the gas station attendant. "We're all out of gas." He went on to explain to a dismayed motorist: "The tops of our'storage tanks froze and we couldn't tell how much gasoline we had." The attendant, one of millions of New Yorkers feeling the affect of your straight sub-zero days, said the motorist still could buy dry gas but that it would be impossible to check the car's antifreeze. "Our instrument for doing that is frozen too," he said. The low Thursday in Albany was minus 25. diseased human hearts. He still must find a small, powerful motor for it and a fluid to act as lubricant, preservative and heat dissipator that will also be harmless to tissues. Dr. Charles H. Voss, professor of electrical engineering at LSU, said recent advances in electronics should help in deveJ opment of a suitable motor and Dr. Harold M. Albert, professor of medicine, said: "We have a design which looks good. I hope it will turn out good." .Marta Acman, 15th graf. OPEN TONIGHT sfafe. Up the creek on your INCOME TAX Dent I* oil *a changot In jrovr ineema tax gat you dawn. Taka il ta (LOCK far fart, accvrat* Mtvtea. Oftan you ten* mar* In addad da* diKtiam than Mia nominal fhorga tnvalra'd. ll'i tha HMrt thing ta da. •SBBBsaeaB *U»»AHTHI___ Wt> f MfaiilH amrau BnaatatiM of «t«y m i •• Mho »nf turn that att ya> any ati*»k> or in will »ay rt>a atnalty *r Mttttf. "*L3i America'* UiMtf TK Sorvic* with 419 WEST MAIN STREET •(HIM * In * Weekday — Sal. ft Sun. t to I — Ph. FO S-Mfl No Appointment Ntetnary a running fued with former Gov. Orval Faubus, said answering criticisms from Faubus put him in an awkward position because he said Wallace thinks Faubus might support him. 'I don't want to do anything to run away any support," Johnson said. Johnson said, "I just wish that he (Faubus) could for one time do an unselfish thing and say he would join Jim Johnson and help get Wallace elected." All in Latin BALTIMORE .(AP),.- "The Sound of Music" will be done entirely in Latin Jan. 19 by Latin classes at Overlea High School. Last'year, the school did "West Side Story" in Latin. Anthony Capezio, an instructor at the school, said Thursday the students have been working on the two-Siour'production since last. May. "Everything is in Latin, the way the Romans would have done it," he added. Johnson, who is involved in Skis have been found in Scandinavian bogs which are known to have been made over 4,000 years ago. Quick EmbmUr DENVER, .Colo. (AP) — Bryant Lee Jones, 19, who had worked at «ie Westland National Bank in suburban Lakewood for. only a week, was brought before a U.S. Commissioner Thursday and charged with embezzling $950. Jones, who had worked as a teller, was released under $1,000 personal recognizance bond. Private Library From the Publics' PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Th« district attorney's office arrested Robert L. Watson, a page at the Philadelphia Free Library, Wednesday on charges of larceny by an employe. They said they found 300 books improperly checked but from the library •!! his home. Records show that the earliest skating club, formed in 1642, was the Edinburgh Skating Society, in Scotland. PRIVILEGES AUTHORIZED At SECOND CLASS MAIL Blvtheville Courier Item BLYTHEVILLE. ARK. ZIP - 72315 B»ry W. Haines, Publiihet 3rd at Walnut St. Bljtlieville, Ark. Published dally except . Sunday Second clasi poitace P>U at Blj- theville. Ark. In BlythMllle and town* in «h> Blytheville trade territory. HOME DELIVERY RATES Dally 35c per week BV MAIL PAYABLE IN ADVANCE Within 50 miles of Blythetille S8.00 per year More than SO miles from EUtSerillt $18.00 per yetr Services By COBB FUNERAL HOME INTEGRITY MRS. OPAL HUDSON, t p.m. Friday, Cobb chapel. * * * IRA GRAY, 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oobb chapel. * + * MRS. FLORA \VILL1AMS, 10 a.m. Friday, Cobb chapel. * * * MRS. ORAINE WALKINS, 2 p.m. Saturday, Cobb chapel, * + + DARROL WHITCOMB Mc- DEARMAN, 2 p.m. Sunday in First Baptist Church, burial in Maple Grove Cemetery. * + •' * ' MRS. FANNIE L. RIGSBY,' 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Cobb chapel. 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