The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 20, 1968 · Page 1
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P«g» Tw» — llythtvillt (Ark.) Courier Newi - Tuesday, February ft, WHERE THERE'S SMOKE-Hayti firemen, called to assist the Caruthersville Fire Department as they fougiit a blaze which destroyed Corbin's 5 & 10 Store yesterday, observe the smoke pouring from the structure. The fire also was responsible for smoke and water damage to the Caruthersville Flower Shop and the C. C. Thomas De- partment Store. The firemen battled the blaze for three hours before bringing it under control- after answering the call at 11:45 p.m. Sunday. The building occupied by the flower shop and the 5 & 10 store was owned by Byron Ward of Caruthersville. (Photo by Taylor) Social and Art Club Meets Mrs. Theodosia Green was hostess to the Blytheville So- cialiand Art Club, Friday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. The meeting was held in the nursery of the First Baptist Church. The president, Mrs. Carrie B. White, presided. The club voted to give donations to the Christmas Seal Drive, the United Fund, the Kaster Seal drive, and the Cancer fund. Fourteen members were present: The Club welcomed its new member, Mrs. Fannie M. Boone who for many years was State Home Demonstration Agent and later matron at Arkansas A. M. & N. College, Pine Bluff. Highlighting the meeting was an address by Eddie Taylor, social science teacher, Rosenwald High School. Osceola. He talked on the subject "Public Relations." Cold Ger-a-Way WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A would-be thief surprised during a break at an auto parts shop, took the cold way out Sunday night. The youth evaded a policeman and made a dash for the ice- rimmed Kennebec River. He ilunged in and swam 150 yards hrough frigid water and escaped, police reported. NOTICE Annual Election in Dell School District No. 23 ot Mississippi Counly, Arkansas. Notice is hereby given that the annual school election for the year 1968 will be held in Dell School District No. 23 of Mississippi Counly, Arkansas, on Tuesday, March 12, 1968, for the purpose of election school director(s), voting on school taxes 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 the following place: Dell City Hall NOTICE Annual Election in Lcachville North Pole the Goal MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — Five Americans and one Canadian will make another attempt to travel overland to the North Pole. If they succeed they will be :he first men to have reached the Pole by surface since Commodore Robert E. Peary made t in 1909. This will be the second try for :he group led by Ralph Plaisted, 40, a St. Paul, Minn., insurance salesman. They were forced to turn back in May 1967 370 miles from the Pole. Plaisted's party fly Wednesday from Minneapolis to northern Canada. They expected to start over the ice cap March 1, from their basa camp at Ward Hunt Island. Short in Stature The famed Mayan Indians are a shorter race of people, than what is considered average by American standards, Mayan men average about 5-1 and Given this 20lh day of Feb- j Mayan women seldom exceed ruarv, 1968 Board of Directors of Dell School District No. 40 of Missis-1 School sippi County, Arkansas. Notice is hereby given that the annual school election for the year 1968 will be held in Leachville School District No. 40 of Mississippi County, on Tuesday, March 12, 1968, for the purpose of voting on school taxes 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 the following place: ; Lcachville City Hall Given this 15th day of Febru- District No. 23 of Mississippi County, Ark. By John Stevens, President. By, Doyle Houston, Secretary 2-20, 27, 3-7 ary, 1968. Board of Directors of Leachville School District No. 40 of Mississippi County, Ark. By W. W. Taylor, President. By Jimmie Kennett, Secretary. 2-17, 24 3-2 IT'S COMING! Ripley Manufacturing Co. And Jiedel r s (OAT SPECTACULAR (See Wednesday's Paper For Details) five feet in height. Daily Record Weather U, S. Weather Bureau Agricultural Service Keiier, Ark. Drying conditions generally good today becoming fair to poor tonight and Wednesday. Dewpoints in the 30s today lowering into the 20s tonight. Near 30 percent of sunshine today and less than 20 percent Wednesday. Probability of precipitation 20 percent tonight and Wednesday with water amounts less than one-quarter inch. Winds mostly southwesterly eight to 16 miles per hour today becoming northerly 10 to 20 miles per hour and gusty tonight and Wednesday. The outlook-for Thursday is considerable cloudiness and cold with a chance of light snow. Yesterday's high — 46 Overnight low — 36 Precipitation previous 34 hour« (to 7 a.m. today) — none Precipitation Jan. 1 to dat€ — 4.07 Sunset today — 5:47 Sunrise tomorrow'— fi:40 This Date a Year Ago Yesterday's high — 54 Overnight low — 38 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date — 3.02 Markets Open High Low Last Chicago Wheat Mar . 149',4 149%- 149'/< 149H May . 15214 IMVi 152'A 152'/4 July . 151 '/4 151'/4 150% 151',. Chicago Soybeans Mar . '273% 273 3 /4 273V4 273V4 May . 277'A 277H 277'/4 277% July . 29'/i 279V4 279'/4 278'/« New Yorkltocki Texas OS H2'/« Chrysler 50 RCA 48 7 /» AT &T 50'/« Dow 73V4 Xerox 25 GM ..... , 75H Pan Amerie 2B4 Ford , W'house «4 US Steel ................. Curtis Pub 11% Comsat 43'/4 Amer. Motors 12'A Sears 58ti Parke Davis 26 Gen. Elect 87 Beth. Steel 30 Reynolds Tob : 42% Standard NJ 68 Holiday Inn 46 Ark-La 35 Ark-Mo (BID) 12'A Divco-Wayne 49 (Continued from Page One) ers. and enemy 'torpedo boats. The incident;led to near-unanimous -approval of a resolution President Johnson has cited frequently as evidence of congressional support for his war policies. Fulbright was floor manager for the resolution in the Senate. But he has since become a leading war critic. The first development in Tonkin . Gulf was on Aug. 2, 1964, when the USS Maddox clashed with threelorpedo boats. On Aug. 4, the Maddox and USS C. Turner Joy were on patrol in the same area and anoth er attack.was reported. The -Foreign Relations Committee staff report has not been made public but there have been hints of its contents. Fulbright -has • said -the Maddox was on a spying mission when the first incident occurred. Sen. Wayne Morse, D- Ore., has cited the possibility llie enemy torpedo boats may lave connected the Maddox with a South Vietnamese raid on an island in the area a few days jreviously. The official report said the tfaddox was-on a routine patrol in international waters and gave no provocation. Questions also were raised in :he committee staff's inquiry, it las been reported, as to whether the first shots fired by the Maddox were a warning, as officially reported, or were aimed at the enemy. No hits were made in the first salvo. Real Character Brunhilde, heroine of Wagner's operas, was a real character. She was the daughter of a king of the Visigoths and lived in the sixth century. Her life was full of intrigue. VIETNAM (Continued from Page One) way through the tunnels and sewer system underground, and this place is loaded with them." Some 'probing enemy attacks also were reported in the southern section of the city, across the Perfume River from the Citadel, which the Marines cleared some days ago. Along the demilitarized zone Communist gunners pumped 60 rounds of artillery and mortars into the Marine fortress at Khe Sanh and 124 rounds into the Leatherneck outpost at' Con Thien. One Marine was killed and 12 were wounded at Khe Sanh, and three were wounded at Con Thien. The Marines called in artillery on 15 North Vietnamese moving near Con Thien and reported 13 of them killed. Helicopters landed men of the U.S. 1st Air Cavalry Division who said they killed- 34 enemy soldiers 12 miles below the DMZ. To the "south, six miles east of Quang Tri City, U.S. paratroopers found three mass graves containing 110 dead North Vietnamese who peasants living in the area said had been killed in fighting two weeks ago. Farther south, U.S. paratroopers and government troops reported killing 20 of the enemy in a fight just outside the provincial capital of Song Be 75 miles north of Saigon. One GI was killed and one was wounded, while South Vietnamese government casualties were described as light. In the air war, U.S. bombers flew through cloudy skies over North Vietnam to unleash bombs on three air fields, a radar site and a surface-to-air missiles site. DOWN ON THE FARM things have changed and it's,no longer necessary to brave inclement weather to keep an eye on a cow ready to calve. Mrs. Jerry Litton checks on old Bossie via closed-circuit television from the comfort of her Chillicothc, Mo., home. EARTHQUAKE (Continued from Page One) their homes. There were reports of slight damage in Turkish areas along the Aegean and the Dardanelles, and the population panicked in Adapazari, near Istanbul, where more than 100 persons were killed in a qsake last July. After the first quake about 1 a.m., aftershocks continued. The northern Aegean area was devastated by an earthquake in the spring of 1965. Scores were killed and 30,000 made homeless In the Northern Sporade Islands. Nothing to Put It On DBS MOINES, Iowa (AP) A southern group trying to get the name of retired Rear Adm. John Crommelin into contention for the Democratic presidential nomination had no luck in Iowa. Secretary of State Melvin Synhorst said he had to inform Mrs. Robert Muncaster of Montgomery, Ala., that he couldn't help her at all, when she asked how to place Crommelin's name on the Iowa presidential primary ballot. Iowa doesn't have a presidential primary. Old Custom The custom of wearing wigs is very old. Egyptian mummies have been found with them and .we also know that the ancient Greeks and Romans wore them. Fast Fish A streamlined version of the tuna fish, the wahoo is said to be one of the fastest fish in ths ocean. It is capable of speeds exceeding 48 miles per hour. College Grants Given NEW YORK (AP) - Grants totaling more than $3 million for "strengthening of predominant ly Negro colleges" were announced today by the Ford Foundation. The three largest grants were $1,107,225 to Tuskegee Institute in Alabama and $857,770 to Hampton Institute in Virginia to assist the general development of the schools over the next 3% years, and $297,600 to Texas Southern University at Houston to develop a new graduate curriculum for business training. Some 50 colleges in all will be recipients of the new set of grants, which will boost the foundation's contributions to Negro higher education to more than $28 million since 1963. PKIVILECES AUTHORIZED AS ' SECOND CLASS MAIL Blytheville Courier New* BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. ZIP - 72315 Harry W. Haines, Publisher 3rd at Walnut St. Blytheville, Ark. Published dally except Sunday Second class postage paid at Blytheville, Ark. In Blytheville and towns in the Blythevilie trade territory. 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