The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 17, 1968 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 17, 1968
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Nil 1S» -' Myflttvllto (Ark.) Courier Newt - faturdty, r«bru»ty IT, \m_ • TO PREACH - Rev. J. W. Moore of Paragould a retired Methodist minister, will preach at (he Leaehville Methodist Church, at 11 a.m. Feb. 18. As a hobby, Rev. Moore returns and preaches In;, churches formerly in his tharge. His sermon will be (jgen to the public. .Mrs. Mary Orr ; Mrs. Mary Orr, 87, died \<Sdnesday at Chickasawba tipspital. 'She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Blanche Hemphill, of Blytheville; One son, Rufus Cannon, also of Blytheville; ..One step-son,.Harold Orr, of SI. Louis, Mo.; :0ne sister. Lilly Williams of Fri'sno, Calif.; One brother, Ed Taylor, Fres- .Bor L-'Four grandchildren, 16 great- grandchildren, and thr«e great- great- grandchildren. •"•'•'Services will be 'tomorrow at 1- p.m.' in the St. Paul Baptist •ehdrch with Rev. P. J. James .•iDfffciating. oi Burial will be in Mt. Zion -Csmetary, Home Funeral Home ItiKcharge. ^•-dedication Services Set •-Service of Re-dedication will \be held at Nehemiah Temple •Church of God in Christ,Sunday .«W p.m. State Bishop Lelo Walker will jfcej-speaker ",ii The public is invited. -."- RESOLUTION .A RESOLUTION TO REFER ^PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. • -780 OF THE CITY OF • BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, -•TO THE ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF BLYTHEVILLE, 'ARKANSAS, FOU THEIK AC' CEPTANCE OR REJECTION; "CALLING A SPECIAL REFERENDUM ELECTION TO ., VOTE UPON THE QUES' .TION OF APPROVING OR ..^DISAPPROVING PROPOSED 'ORDINANCE NO. im-, AND .PRESCRIBING OTHER MATTERS PERTAINING THERETO. WHEREAS, the City .Council is of the City of Blylheville, Arkansas (called "City"), has on (he 13th day of February, 1968, duly introduced and read Ordinance No. 780 of the ordinances of the City of Blytheville, Arkansas; and WEREAS, the City Council is of-the opinion that said Ordinance is in the best interest of the City and the residents thereof, but feels that said Ordinance should not become effective until approved by a majority of the electors of the City voting at a special referendum election far. that purpose; and ; WHEREAS, Act 218 of Ihe Acts : of ; . Arkansas o! 1963 authorizes : the City Council, at the time of, of within thirty (30) days after, . : the adoption of any Ordinance ;to'refer such Ordinance to the Selectors for their acceptance or .rejection; • NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT iHESOLVED by the City Council) • ofithe City of Blytheville, Arkan-1 ;sas: i Section 1. That pursuant to 'the authority of Act 218 of the .Acts of Arkansas of 1963, a Upecial election is hereby called ;to be held in the City on the 27th day of February, 1968, for : the purpose of submitting to the ; electors of the City the question • of approving or disapproving [proposed Ordinance No. 780 of • the Ordinances of the City which !has been introduced and a no- tic* of hearing duly published as i required by law for a hearing ; eh February 26, 1»68. Final ac• ton on the adoption of the Ordi- ; nance will bt taken at a meet- 1 ing of the City Council at that itiime. ; Section 1 That the election : xhall be held and conducted and ' th« vote canvassed Jn the same '-.manner as general elections in the City, and the question shall b« presented on the ballot In VIETNAM (Continued from Page One) Lang Vel Special Forces camp five miles west o[ Khc Sanli Feb. 7. Six of those tanks were destroyed in (he battle .for the camp and U.S. fighter-bomber pilots reported disabling two others the next day. U.S, Marines at » forward outpost near Con Thicn and then air observers reported sighting three North Vietnamese tanks Friday in the demilitarized zone north of the Ben Hal Rive and about four miles north of Con Tliicn. along the eastern part of the fronlier. The U.S. Command said Marine tank and artillery crews fired at the enemy tanks at long range but the enemy withdrew without returning the fire. Jusl to the west of Gio Linh, the easternmost of the allied frontier posts, U.S. Marines fought eight hours with a Communist force of unknown size. Four Leathernecks were killed and eight wounded. There was no report on enemy casualties. Fourteen miles south of the DMZ. north of Quang Tri City, men of the U.S. 1st Air Cavalry Division moved in by helicopter and reported killing'l5 Communist troops entrenched in bunk' ers. Four Americans were killed and seven wounded. In air raids on North Vietnam, American pilots attacked three targets in the Hanoi area —Hao Lac airfield 20 miles west of (he capital, a barracks 43 miles southwest and a missile site 22 miles west. Monsoon weather limited other strikes to the southern panhandle. Catherine Lee Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Lee, 76, who died early today in the Osceola Memorial Hospital, will be held tomorrow at 3 p.m. at the Zion Chapel Church in Luxora with Rev. D. W. Washington officiating. She leaves one son, Tommy Turner of Luxora; One sister, Mrs. Luellen Williams of Luxora; And one brother, .-Lee Andrew Carbitt, also of Luxora. The island of Elba is famous as the place to which Napoleon was exiled in 1814! substantially the following form: Vote by placing an "X" in the square above the measure either For or Against: FOR Ordinance No. 780 D AGAINST Ordinance No. 780 D Referendum of Ordinance No. 780 of Ihe City of Blytheville, Arkansas, passed and approved on Ihe day of February, 1968, and entitled: "AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE RATES FOR SERVICES TO BE RENDERED BY THE SEWER SYSTEM OF THE CITY OF BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS; PRESCRIBING OTHER MATTERS RELATING THERETO; AjND FOR OTHER PURPOSES." Section 3. That the Mayor is hereby directed to give notice of the election by a notice published once a,week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper published and of general circulation in the City of Blytheville and a copy of the notice shall be posted in five (5) public places in the City not less than five (5) days prior to the date of Die election. Section 4. That a copy of this Resolution shall be given to the Sheriff of Mississippi County in order that he may posl and publish his proclamation, and a copy shall be given to the Board of Election Commissioners of Mississippi County so that the proper election officials and supplies may be furnished. Section 5. That this Resolution shall take effect, and be in force immediately upon and after its passage. PASSED: February 13, 1968. APPROVED: TOM A. LITTLE JR., Mayor. ATTEST: W. I. MALIN, City Clerk. SEAL CERTIFICATE The undersigned, City Clerk of Blytheville, Arkansas, hereby certifies that the foregoing pages, numbered 1 and 2, inclusive, are pared copy a true and com- of a Resolution passed at a Regular session of the City Council of Blytheville, Arkansas, held at the City Hali in said City at 7:30 o'clock p.m., on the 13th day of February, 1988, and that said Resolution is of record in Book 7, Page 194, now in my possession. GIVEN under my hand and seal this 13th day of February, 1M8. W. I. MALIN, City Cleric, SEAL M7, J4 NAACP (Continued from Page One) ponds," Parker continued. "If they are so good and harmless why can't they do something about this sljnking ditch in this area (close to Me- Haney Road) »nd make it the same way?" "The mayor has not come up with a solution to our problem by suggesting that we form an improvement district. There are hungry people in this city. How are they going to form an improvement district? "You are aware of the fact that no progress has been shown," Parker said, "so why not float a bond issue to improve the streets?" "North of Main Street seems to be the only concern, but we are all citizens of Blytheville," Parker added. "tf we can have a new sewer for as little as 20 cents a month, why can't we each pay $5 or $10 a year to fix the streets?" Parker said. Mrs. Charity Parker, president of the local NAACP chapter, said "The NAACP will not lake an official stand on the sewer bond issues. I will tell you only that you should go to the polls and vote your own convictions and be guided by your own conscience. If you feel that you will be benefited, then vote for the issue and if not, then vote against it." "! still feel that we could have new streets. Right now if we build nice homes on the present streets next to the mud, it can be compared to covering up a $10 dress with a mink coal," Mrs. Parker added. Immanuel Lofton spoke in favor of the sewer bond. "If we vole against the proposal, we will still be in the mud and no new 'industry will' come in to create jobs for us. We need jobs in older to have the money toj should think carefully b«tor« voting against the bond issue. "11 they won't give us jo'os or fix our streets, then maybe we will move into while neighborhoods where there are streets," Lofton said. Ed Allison, local Republican activist, said, "1 personally am going to'support and vote'f of the proposal, and 1 think it will benefit all of the people of Blylheville, both white and Negro. "Today we have a sanitary crisis and the mayor has convinced me that the work will be constructed adequately and will solve the problem of this health hazard," Allison said. Mrs. Hale spoke again and seemingly remained unconvinced at the end of the meeting and told the group to "vole against it." Lofton suggested at the conclusion of the meeting that the members return with a committee to see the mayor again; let both the mayor and the City Council know that the Negro in Blytheville meant business; try to find a solution to the problem of the streets; and then have a report on the result of the meeting made to the local NAACP chapter before the election on February 27. • As the members filed through the door, several of the group said they hoped to find a solution as quickly as possible, because if some kind of action was not taken soon, "it might be a long, hot Summer here in Blytheville." DRAFT (Continued from Page One) nancially as well as academically by the change. "The financial consequences could be catastrophic for Georgetown, for almost no reduction in operating costs will in oraer 10 nave me money tu n possible," declared the Rev. make these improvements that Thomas R .. Fitzgerald, academ- we are talking about. "We should fight for streets," Lofton continued, "but w« WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Federal National Mortgage Association and James Terry, trustee, Plaintiffs vs. No. 17529 Wayne I. Cates, and Louise Cates, Defendants. The defendants, Wayne I. Cates and Louise Cates, are hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Federal National Mortgage Association and James Terry, Trustee. Dated this 15th day of February, 1968, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. By OPAL DOYLE, D. C. Ralph E. Wilson, Attorney D. Fred Taylor Jr., Atty Ad Liiem. M7, 24, 3-2, 9 WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Raymond Dudley, Plaintiff vs. No. 17530 Unknown Heirs of Will E. Dudley, et-al, Defendants. The defendants, Unknown Heirs of Will E. Dudley; Unknown Heirs of Grace Dudley SI. Clair; are hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Raymond Dudley. Dated this 15th day of February, 1968, at 4:00 o'clock P.M. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. By BETTY COATS, D. C. Gardner & Steinsiek, Attorney. Leon Burrow, Atty Ad Litem 2-17,24,3-2, 9 | ic vice president of that university in Washington, D.C. Baker said Northwestern would have financial problems next year because "commitments of space and faculty for the graduate schools would not be offset by' enrollment income." A number of educators, including Yale President ' Kingman Brewster, said they believed there should be no student deferments and the nation should employ a system of random selection for the draft. "It would be better to eliminate all deferments and to draft by lot across all years of students' careers, undergraduate and graduate," asid James M. Moudy, chancellor of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. "It w o u 1 d preferable.. .had have been the decision been to select a portion of the required numbers from each of the seven age groups from 19 through 26," said Harvard's Pusey. Graduate schools have been worrying about the drought of deferments since President Johnson signed the 1967 Selective Service Act nearly eight months ago. The act provides for deferments only for graduate students in "medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, osteopathy or optometry, or in such other subjects necessary to the maintenance of the national health, safety, or interest as are identified by the director of Selective Service upon the advice of the National Security Council." Graduate students for the NOTICE Annual Election in LeacKville School District No. 40 of Mississippi County, Arkansas. Notice is hereby given that the annual school election for the year 1968 will be held in Leaeh- ville School District No. 40 of Mississippi County, on Tuesday, March, 1968, for the purpose of voting on school laxes and on such other measures as may properly be submitted at said election. The polls will be open at 8:00 A.M. and close at 7:30 P.M. at Ihe following place; Leaehville City Hall Given this 15th day of February, 1968. Board of Directors of Leaeh- ville School District No. 40 of Mississippi County, Ark. By W. W. Taylor, President. By Jimmlt Kennett, Secretary. M7, M M 1 ministry are exempted without regard to the council's views. The effect of the suspension o! j g u j e DAVIS (Continued from Page One) from serving. The amendments would have spelled out in the bill that it was being enacted for Lynn A. Davis; that the emergency clause be stricken; that the director be a resident for five years; that the department be restricted to enforcing highway laws except when specifically requested by local authorities to help on other matters and to require the director have three years of continuous service in the department. Jones charged that the bill was nothing more than a political issue from a Republican governor but the fireworks did not really begin until the amendments were defeated and debate began on the bill itself. Sen. Richard Earl Griffin of Crossett said he had copies of ACTION (Continued from rage One) member. "Why can't traffic lights at the intersection of second and Main and Broadway and Main be regulated to give more time to move traffic north and south? At times, a left - hand turn by the first car in line only moves one car." -M. B. City "Why is the busiest intersection in lo.wn at Second and Main equipped with a slop light that has the shortest timing in town.,,15 seconds for Second? This allows only one or two cars to get through at a time." -Anonymous, City "Why not eliminate.some, of the traffic lights from downtown intersections?" -B.C., City Doing away with any of the downtown traffic lights would documents showing that Davis only compound tne ci t y > s tiaf- had registered to vote in Tex- fic prob iems, according to „„!,.-,., r. Inn*- I..!.. 1O :_ ...UInU U f. C ' ° arkana last July 18 in which he said he had resided there two years. Griffin said another document signed by Davis showed he had registered to vote in Wyoming George Ford, chief of police The real culprit is poorly- timed lights, Ford said. City police requested a traffic survey by the Arkansas Highway Department (A H D) have lived in that state one fM ^ &Q ^ ^ - ]jghts year ; ' can be retimed. Are we talking about the | It seems that sjnce the ]ights same Lynn Davis or are there two of them?" Griffin asked. on Main Street also are on a stats highway (18), the AHD "There seems to be a conflict | has the say . go on how tne in .these records.' ! lights will be timed. Griffin then asked if this was' what people meant when they referred to "a perjurer under the law." He also wanted to know if the Ford said the report should be released "soon" (whatever that may mean). . While realizing the lights at Second and Broadway at Main director should be a "sharp need to be retimed, Ford said mental person who knows where he lives." Rep. Melvin ' Chambers of Magnolia lumped prison Supt. Thomas 0. Mufton into his criticism saying he resented he thinks the real solution to downtown traffic problems can be found in one - way streets. • Recently the city council kill. ed .the proposition that Second Street be made a one - way, "outsiders coming in to blacken even on a temporary basis.) the name of Arkansas." j "One day we're going to have He then charged that Murton j to do it. There's no doubt about "has done more damage to Ar-lit," Ford said. Kansas than the Union Army." "Where now we're moving "There are rumors in the one car, we could move two , Senate, that 'we ought to let him -.if Second was one way," he (Rockefeller) have him (Davis) said. because in six months he woil'd be just as sick of Davis as he is of Murton now," said Rep. William D. Moore Jr. of El Dorado. "I'm willing for California to have him back." Sen. Robert Harvey of Swifton urged passage of the bill because Rockefeller wanted Dav- The chief said a counsulting engineer from Memphis tola the city several years ago that First and Second should be converted to north and south one- way streets; and Walnut and Ash one way east and west. "I would like to try it. and I'm sure, people would get used is, but Harvey added that he I to it and really It was not ^impressed by either I wouldn't Change parking at all """ •••— *— • ' Davis or Murton. "I'm probably about as much unimpressed with those two gentlemen as anybody," he said. "He (Davis) leaves mej cold.. He rubs me the wrong way." "The people in my county think he's a little god," said Sen. Clifton Wade of Fayetteville. He said he was voting for the bill because his constit- utents had let him know by letter that they wanted Davis. "Whether the man is a tin god or not I think we ought to pass it," Wade said. In the House, Rep. Herbert Rule became the day's headliner when he withdrew his name from sponsorship of one of the new Davis bills. In a brief news conference, Rule said it seemed inconsistent that the governor "would now defer from an appointment because last July he didn't have any second thoughts. on disregarding an attorney general's opinion which questioned whether .Mr. Davis was eligible to serve." "The question about fhe morale factor seems to have been very much overdrawn by Mr. Davis and the governor," an{ j j t wou i(j traffic," he said. U p downtown the lists of essential activities and critical occupations on persons with occupational deferments was not immediately clear, Lt. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey, national director of the Selective Service System, noted in a telegram to all state draft direc- lors that local boards would re- lain "discretion to grant, in individual cases, occupational deferments based on a showing of essential community need." The security council made no mention of changing rules tor deferring students seeking baccalaureate degrees. The graduate student change applies to incoming and first- year graduate students. There are an estimated 400,000 male students receiving their bachelor's degrees this year and an estimated 100,000 first year graduate students. Weather Yestec<ti;>» high — W Overnight low — 28 PreclpUntlon pr«vlou« a« haur» <t« 7 fl.m, today) — none Precipitation Jin. 1 to ditt — 4.07 Suniet tod«y — S:« SunrlM tomorrow — K:43 Thll Dlt« • Yur A|* TMt«rdm>'i Hllh — 30 Cwntiht loit — 53 rnclplUtlea JIIB. 1 w «iM - I.W "It appears f.6 me that Mr. Davis is saying he is the c«ily man in the United States who can effectively enforce the laws of this state," Rule said. "I think when Mr. Davis and Gov. Rockefeller say that because there is some question about Mr. Davis' eligibility and that this question will shatter morale in the State Police Department that it approaches a form of Messiah complex that he is the sole and only deliverer of forces of good in the state," Rule said. There are 1,475 calories In every pound of honey. An alternative is banning parking near the intersection of Second and Main, and installing left - hand turn lanes, Ford said. TORONTO (P) - Dr. Healey Willan, 87, Canadian composer who was organist and choirmaster at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, died Friday after a brief illness. IN THE PROBATE COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS. IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF No. 4804 MYRL LADD, DECEASED NOTICE Last known address.of decedent: Route 3, Leaehville, Arkansas. Date of death: December 6, 1966. . An instrument dated July 28, 1965, was on the 8th of December, 1967, admitted to Probate as the last will of the above named decedent and the. undersigned has been appointed Executor thereunder. A. contest of the Probate of the will can be effected only by filing a petition within the time prescribed by law. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. This notice first published the 10th day of- February, 1968. Jimmie Ladd, Executor Route 3 Leaehville, Arkansas Guy Walls, Atty. for Estate P. 0. Box 432 Leaehville, Arkansas. 2-10-17 MONEY TO LOAN ON ANYTHING OF VALUf * Gun-, * Too/t • Rn<Yim * fy-peivMfCM • Jewelry Hawk's Main Street Pawn Shop AND ARMY SURPLU5, STORE BoolLel Beat -It max tturm — A joint meeting of-the new. Purpose-o!-the meeting,, conomic Develop- cordmg to Lea is top ov Bootheel Economic Develop men! Council and the Bootheel Regional Planning Commission \vill be Feb.. 29 at Maiden, Mo., according to Chairman Pat Lea. , SPEAKER-Rev. Alvis Carpenter will speak at Mississippi County Union Mission anniversary services at 2:15 tomorrow. Rev. Marvin Haley will be tonight's 7:15 speak- Two More In BJHS Court Cathy Carson and Bob Moore were' members "of the Blytheville Junior High School Valentine; Court as duke and duchess. Their names were not published in the caption which accompanied the court's photograph. ; . : : ' The "tin" can is really a steel container coated with a thin layer of tin.. WE'VE GOT MIA. •provide more employment opportunities in the region of offset what he described as inroads by farm mechanization. On the agenda, he said, will be perfection of a new council to qualify to work with the Federal Economic Development Administration of the state Department of Commerce: t e meeting comes on the heels of an announcement that Proctor & Gamble plans to build a $100 million plant at Cape Girardeau. P&G's plans followed December's announcement that a $140 million aluminum reduction plant and an electric generating facility soon will be built at New Madrid, Mo. Bootheel industrial planners are hoping that more industrial giants will take a closer look at the Bootheel. PRIVILEGES AUTHORIZED AS SECOND CLASS MAIL Blythevllle Courier Newt BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. ZIP - 7Z315 •-: Hirry W. Hllnes, Publisher 3rd at .Walnut' St. BlythMille, Ark. Published dally except- SuhHay Second class postage paid At Bly- Ilicville, Ark. In Blytheville 'and towns In tht Blytheville trade territory. : . HOME DELIVERY RATES Dally 35c per week BY MAIL PAYABLE IK ADVANCE Within 50 miles of Bljthnille $8.00 per year . 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