The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 27, 1968 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 27, 1968
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Pig* T»w - Blythevlll* (Ark.) Courier Newi - Tuesday, February V, 19M_ WR to Name New Police Head Monday LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov.jalso requires the naming of a ijJL^i i ui-J n wi* vr>* ; *-*>< T . j »«•"»• • ~-i— - — Winlhrop Rockefeller indicated!commissioner of corrections. * * * Rockefeller Indicated lhal one of the persons he was consider- Moiiday he would name a new State Police director and fill other key positions before leav- „. ...- , ing late' Wednesday to attend I ing. appointing to Ihe board was the National Governors Confer- a Negro. PROPOSAL (Continued from Pace One) ing on," he said. C u p p 1 e s said he thinks chances of gelling such off- street parking lots in e v cry block are-"very good." "Our big problem, of course, is gelling Highway 18 re-routed (to Cbickasawba and extending Carter: LSD Law Can't Be Enforced encG at Washington. Rockefeller said he fell the By CARL P. LEUBSDORF Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican congressman says a ( 0 1.55) I proposal to make possession of If we 'can show them (the LS _D_ a crime "is absolutely Arkansas Hi g h w a y Depart- k insurance man who has been mentioned as a Democratic gubernatorial nominee, would "definitely be in Iroublc" if he campaigned on a new tax pro- Rockcfcllcr also said he hoped quicker the appointments could to appoint a commissioner of be made the better it would be. corrections and members of the \ "I can assure you I'll be dc- ncw Pardon and Parole Board, j voting a good deal of my lime State Police Director Col. to it," the governor said. Carl b. Miller lias announced Rockefeller also said he fell he will resign no later than March 1. Rockefeller has already appointed Maj. Kenneth MeKee, head of the highway pa- trol7-to serve as acting director. The governor did nol elaborate on a statement that he I gram waSted to appoint the State Po- j Whitbeck has said the stale lice,director before leaving the,needs leadership but no new city- ; "for a variety of reasons." | taxes. Rockefeller said he didn't j "1 tliink it shows a lack of think recent gambling raids in I knowledge of the facts and Hot" Springs were of any par-1 "feds of the people of Arkan- ticular significance in liis de- sas," Rockefeller said. "If you cisign. Miller ordered the raids., want lo interpret that as being Rockefeller said he was con-1 irresponsible then I'd go along sidering five or six persons for with that." the.'ihree positions on Hie Board Rockefeller also criticized the of 'Pardons and Paroles. The stale Penitentiary Board for Department of Corrections was, holding new board meetings recreated by the recent session of i cently and barring the news the^legislature. The legislation media. monl) a need to re-route the highway our chances are good. "They completed an origin and destination survey during the fall of '67. They haven't gotten the results of the survey yet Daily Record Weather ;JJ. S. Weather Bureau ". Agricultural Service ; Keiser, Ark. Drying conditions fair to occasionally poor 1 mainly lale tonight and early Wednesday. D'cwpoinls mostly in the 20s. 'tittle if any sunshine today and Wednesday. B-obability of measurable precipitation 10 percent with amounst light and generally of little consequence. Winds mostly northwesterly eigtil lo 15 miles per hour. The outlook for Thursday is partly cloudy and cool. •Ypttcrdny's hl&h — 47 Overnight, low — 36 .precipitation previous 24 hours (to 7 a.m. todnyl — none Precipitation Jnn. 1 to date — 4.13 Sunset todny — 5:54 .Ptmrlse tomorrow — fl:31 TMs nati. « Year Aso Testcrdny's high — 35 '"Overnlpln lo\v — 34 ^'Precipitation Jan. 1 to dfttt — 3.49 -Mrs. Edwards .. Mae Lewis Edwards, 77, widow of George Edwards, died yesterday morning in Chicka- sswba Hospital. Born in Arkansas, she had in Blytheville most of her life. .She was a charter member of the "Trinity Baptist Church. "She leaves no immediate survivors. ^Services will \Vednesdav in Markets Open High Low Last Chicago Wheat Mar. 146% 147% 146% IWs May 150% 150% 150% 150% July 150V4 150% 15014 150'/2 Chicago Soybeans Mar. 272 r 's 272% 272V4 272Vb May 27614 276'ii 276% 276% July 278% 278 s /i 278% 278 a /i New York Stocks Texas G.S 114% Chrysler 50% RCA 47% AT&T 50% Dow 72 V& Xerox 251% GM 7514 Pan America 22'A Ford 51'/4 Westinghouse 64V4 U. S. Slcel 39 Curtis Pub 10% Comsat 45% American Motors 11% Sears fid'.A Parke Davis 26% Gen. Elect Sfi% Beth Steel 29% Reynolds Tob 43 Standard NJ 68 Holiday Inn 43 1 ,s Ark-La 35?s Ark-Mo (Bid) 11% Divco-Wayne 46% World Deaths Cobb Funeral Home chapel, Rev. Martin Sifford officiating. Burial will be in Elrnwood Cemetery. .•Pallbearers will be Clyde Perry, Gene Pierce, Bobby Nowlin, Woodrow Enderson, Loyce Ges- tfing, Talmadge Gann and Bob Garm. Frank Herron '"Frank Herron. 57, a retired far m e r , died yesterday in Ciiickasawba Hospital. HANOVER, Pa. (AP) - Lawrence B. Shcppard, 70, board chairman of Hanover Shoe Co., be 10:30 a.m. \^ nc -< an d president of Hanover Shoe Farms, one of the world's largest breeders of standard- bred harness racing horses, died Monday. Sheppard was a former president and honorary life presidciit of the U.S. Trot- ling Association. LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dr. Joel L. Pressman, fi7, husband of actress Claiidette Colbert, died Monday of cancer. Pressman, f> larynx specialist, was a professor and chief of the division of head and neck surg at Ihe medical school of the Uni- al Los An- chants," Cupples said. The merchants' next meeting is March 15, he said. unenforceable." He said indica- and possession tor sale or distribution of hallucinogenic, stimulant and depressant drugs. lions are that nearly two million students use the drug. Rep. Tim Lee Carter of Kentucky made the comment to a r _ reporter Monday after a House:named new military command- Commerce subcommittee onjers for the Mekong Delta and which he sits heard Commis- central highlands regions. Gov- sioner James L. Goddard of the ernmcnt spokesmen and in- VIETNAM (Continued from Page One) South Vietnamese government Food and Drug Administration support the administration bill. Goddard added, however, that he personally disagrees with possession penalties. "I wouldn't propose that section if it were to be under my i jurisdiction," Goddard said, ex- the effect penalty as a deterrent. Mrs. Potter Mrs. Hannah Potter, 86, widow of G. W. Potter and a resi- , r ., ~ ,, .. i ui aum a uciidiLy aa a ueieiiem. dent of the Gosnell community Administration law enforcement died yesterday in Parkview Manor Nursing Home. She was a native of Tennessee, but had lived in this area most of her life. She was a member of the Gosnell Baptist Church. She leaves two daughters, Mrs Lewis Rhymes of Rockford, 111., and Mrs. Woodrow Cook of Blytheville; Two son, Murrow Potter of Chicago and Roland Potter of Clermont, Fla.; Five grandchildren and II great-grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. tomorrow in Cobb Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. P. H. Jernigan, assisted by Rev. E. H. Hall, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be M. E. Cook, Jack Moody, Johnny Pinkley, Walter Maxwell, Charley Moody, Andy Bevill and Norman Shields. E. Moore Jr. funeral services for Edward Moore Jr., 24, who was killed ast night in an automobile accident, will be held tomorrow it 2 p.m. in the Assembly of God Church at Osceola, with Rev. Rudy Coots officiating and assisted by Rev. C. A. Throg- tiartin. Burial will lemetery. formed U.S. officials contended the shakeup had been in the works for months and was not a result of the Communist lunar new year offensive. Maj. Gen. Nguyen Due Thang, whom many Americans consider the best man in the South Vietnamese command, was named commander of the 4th .Corps Area, in the Viet Cong-in- officials said it would help themifested, delta. He replaces Maj. crack down on use of the hallu-lGen. Nguyen Van Manh. cinogens and other dangerous drugs. Carter said surveys on LSD usage indicated that perhaps 1.6 million high school and 300,000 college students use the hallucinogen. "How can we imprison 1.9 million students in the United States?" Carter asked. Enforcement of the adminis- Iralion's proposal would be by Ihe Justice Department. A companion proposal would transfer the Narcotics Bureau to the Justice Department from the Treasury Department. Carter appeared to be in a minority in opposing the administration proposal to make LSD possession a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison. Rep. Paul G. Rogers, D-Fla., acting subcommittee chairman, said he expects the recommendation to be approved. There is strong agreement on the remainder of the bill, which would stiffen penalties against manufacture, sale, distribution be in Ermen He leaves his father, E. H. Sanders of Memphis, Tenn. His foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Moore of Keiser; His wife, Donna Virginia Moore of Osceola; Two sons, Allone D w a y n e Moore and Charles Moore of Ihe home; One daughter, Regina Faye Moore, also of the home; Two brothers, Donald Lee Moore and Buddy Moore, both of Keiser; Two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Cotham of Memphis, and Sandra Moore of Keiser. Pallbearers will be Carl Anders, C. M, How-ell, Pete Blanton, Thurman Blanton, George Duncan and Gary Rodgers. D. J. (Cellar Douglas Jay Kellar, 33, died last night in an automobile ac| cident one mile west of Osceola on Highway 140. He was born in Colby, Kan., but had lived for the past year in Osceola where he was golf pro at the Riverlawn Country Club. He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Osceola. He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. 0. Kellar of Colby, Kan.; His wife, Lucille Kellar of Osceola; One son, Douglas Ray Kellar of the home; One daughter, Dianna Jaye Kellar, also of the home; One brother, .J. R. Kellar, of Denver. Colo. Maj. Gen. Lu Lan, who has been chief of the military train; ing department, was given command of the 2nd Corps Area, which includes the central highlands and 300 miles of the central coast. He replaces Lt. Gen. Vinh Loc. An informed source said Marih and Loc were "less effective than the government wanted." But there have been persistent rumors of large-scale corruption in both their areas. American infantrymen were probing the heart of the fertile delta today to take pressure off the city of Can Tho, 80 miles south of Saigon. They smashed into Viet Cong troops from the air and sea, the U.S. Command reported, killed at least 57 of the enemy, and fighting was continuing. *' * * A company of American infantrymen from the 9th Division made a helicopter assault into a landing zone three miles west of Can Tho Monday morning. Navy assault boats landed a battalion of infantrymen to the south, other assault boats put a company of infantrymen ashore to the west, and still another company was landed to the east by helicopter to complete a three-prong drive. By midafternpon, the U.S. troops were locked in a heavy exchange of machine-gun and small arms fire with the Viet Cong, and fighter-bombers and artillery were called in to soften up the enemy positions. The Viet Cong before dawn charged the night defensive positions of the Army-Navy task force, blazing away with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades. Two Americans were killed and 16 wounded in that attack, but U.S. headquarters withheld total American casualties in the operation because fighting was continuing. A U.S. Air Force FIDO Super U.S. warplane reported lost In combat over South Vietnam. Fighting also flared in the central highlands where units of the U.S. 4lh Infantry Division reported killing 21 enemy in a four-hour fight in the mountains northwest of Dak To. One American was killed and nine were wounded. The Americans ran into a machine-gun barrage when they began a helicopter assault in the mountains. The lead helicopter Egypt Rejects Peace Proposal By JOSEPH E. DYNAN Associated Press Writer CAIRO (AP) - An Egyptian lllVMtltnill^i A Jit* 1UCJU JI^Ut-VfVLVl • J was hit and made an emergency government spokesman rejected landing in the landing zone. The Israel's offer of direct negotia- infantry squad aboard-perhaps tions under U - N - a" s P 1(:es Mon- 8 to 12 men—held off the enemy while the other helicopters unloaded the rest of the men in an alternate landing zone nearby. By the time the main force linked up with the squad, the enemy —estimated at about men—had broken contact. 150 SEWER (Continued from Page One) is 80,000 gallons or more. They pay $20 a month or 10 percent of the peak month's water bill, whichever is greater. For the rates to take effect — which will involve a 20-cent- per-month hike for homeowners Ce p7"jarring — voters must approve the sale of $1.5 million of sewer bonds in today's election. * t * In its second and last, item considered last night the council passed an ordinance authorizing issuance of $300,000 worth of Act 9 bonds to finance expansion of Blytheville Canning Co. Jan. 30 votes approved thej bond sale. I Agent in issuing the bonds is First National Bank. The bonds are non-callable prior to March 1, 1978, and will bear six percent interest, payable March 1 and Sept. 1 each year, commencing Sept. 1, 1968. Newly - elected vice - mayor Denny Wilson presided in the absence of Mayor Tom Little, hospitalized from a heart attack. The only alderman 1 not present was P. D. Foster. day night, saying the Israelis should comply with peace proposals already approved by the U.N. Security Council. Dr. Mohamed Hassan el Zay- yat said Israel appears to be in- lenl on imposing its own peace terms on the Arabs. The Security Council called last Noember for Israeli withdrawal from Arab lands captured in the war last June 5-10, Arab recognition of Israel, a solution to the Palestinian refugee problem and free navigation through international waterways in the area. Swedish diplomat Gunnar V. Jarring was appointed to seek a permanent Middle East peace based on these principles. Israel had said it would ac- as an emis- two sides to Israelis, and Syria, the third j Arab nation defeated by Israel in June, has refused even t* ' meet with Jarring. Eban said secure and recognized borders for Israel are the key to peace. '! Eban also told the legislators; that Israel plans to intensify de- • jveldpment programs in Africa [ despite a resolution last week by the Organization of African Unity demanding unconditional Israeli '. withdrawal from occu-! pied Arab land. '. Some Israeli newspapers had demanded an end to aid for Af- } rican nations that voted for the resolution. Eban said Israel had received, support from 18 of the 27 non- Arab African nations in the United Nations after the Arab- Israeli war and the country "must show patience.. .in its efforts to consolidate the assets of friendship and cooperation in Africa." '' SCHOOL Funeral arrangements are in- Sabre was shot down while sup- complete at this time and will be announced by Swift Funeral Home. porting the 9th Division infantrymen, but the pilot was rescued unhurt. It was the 234th (Continued from Page One) to an agreed-upon location, W»od suggested that each of those present return to their in- dividual'districts and try to de. termine just how residents within the four districts feel about consolidation. Wood also appointed a committee comprised of Wayne Taylor, Robert Flannigan, Eugene Dowless, and J. P. Adkins, presidents of their respective schools boards. The committee will study the location problem in an effort to present a plan for further discussion at the next meeting, scheduled for April 2 in Caraway. In closing, Wood said that he thought progress had been made as all members did agree on the need for creating a consolidated school district and that while there were some to bring the conference table, but it announced Monday it is willing to meet with Arab diplomats at a place of Jarring's choosing and with the U.N. envoy acting as chairman for the talks. "What we Arabs care for is not a form of negotiations with Israel," Zayyat said^ "We want Israel to accept United Nations peace efforts to settle the Mid- east problem, especially with regards to the refugee questions. "If it is i matter of a victor seeking negotiations with a vanquished. ...if Israel seeks to exploit United Nations resolutions for its own interests, then there would be no need whatever for the Jarring peace mission." At the United Nations, Secretary-General U Thant said he was recalling Jarring for conferences on "prospects for entering a new "stage" in the peace effort. After the talks in New York, Jarring will return to the Middle East, Thant's office said. Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban told his Parliament Monday that his government still insists on direct talks with the Arabs as the only basis for reaching a settlement to their longstanding enmity. But by agreeing to negotiations with Jarring as chairman, he said, "we have made a maximal contribution to advance tie international peace mission." "We shall regard the readiness of the Arab governments to sit down with us face to face as a test of their actual desire to make peace," Eban said. "A refusal to meet face to face is to be interpreted as a refusal to make peace." Egypt and Jordan have refused all along to meet with the points of disagreement, he felt that they could eventually be resolved. W. K. Weinberg Services for Wyatt Kim Weinberg, 19, who died yesterday in the Baptist Hospital in Memphis were held today at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist Church in Leachville. Burial was in Leachville Cemetery with Swift Funeral Home in charge: First Magnets The world's first m a g n e tl' were stones discovered' in air ancient country of Asia Minor,: called Magnesia. The terms' magnet and magnetism come ; from Magnesia. The stones' were a type of iron ore called magnetite. ' '< PB1VILEOES AUTHORIZED AS SECOND CLASS MA». • BlytnevUle Courier New§ BLYTHEVJLIE, ARK; ZIP - mis Harry W. Halnes, Publisher 3rd at Walnut St. BljtherlUe, Ark. •• ; :• Published dally except SuuaiT Second class postage paid at Bly-- theville. Ark. in BlytheviUe and (owns in tn« BlytWlle trade territory. , HOME DELIVERY RATES Dan; 35e J per week BY MAIL PAYABLE IN ADVANCE •Within 50 miles of Blytiuvlllt • ?8.00 per year Mow than SO miles from BlytheWIU »18.tO per year iiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiininiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiitiniiiiM' Services By COBB FUNERAL NOME INTEGRITY EZRA G. ARMES, 2 p.m. Tue» day, Witts Springs, Ark., Community Church. FRANK HERRON, I pan., Thursday, Gobb chapel. MRS. MAE LEWIS EDWARDS, 10:30 a.m. Wednnday, Cobb chapel. MRS. HANNAH POTTER, I p.m. Wednesday, Cobb chapel. :Born in Tuscaloosa,' Ala., he 1 verslt >' o( h : ad lived here since 1946. ' g ' s;He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ada Herron of Blytheville: -Seven sons. Jack Herron, ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gerald H. Salisbury, 6fl, former Johnny Herron, Bob Herron, David Herron. James Herron, Billy Herron and Roger Herron, all; of Blytheville; i'Five daughters, Mrs. Evelyn general manager of the Albany Knickerbocker News and a former execulive of TJie Associated Press Managing Editors Association, died Monday. After , . Keiley of Luxora, Mrs. Doro-1 retirement tram the Albany thy Glisson. Mrs. Peggy Me-; news Paper in 1959, Salisbury be- Mirm, Mrs. Dan McMin'n and > came a consultant to the Knick- Miss Betty Sue Herron, all of j e ™»c^er News and the Gannett ' "'""" ""-'-Blytheville. 'Tive brothers, Louie Herron, Jessie Lee Herron, W. L. Her- Jr., all of Tuscaloosa, Grover Leon Herron and Howard Herron, both of Los Angeles; |er, was complaining because" his ;. Four sisters, Mrs. Annie Mae j new set of clubs were giving Veal of Tupelo, Miss., Mrs. A. him (rouble and his game was News Service. Stroke of Luck? NIPOMO, Calif. (AP) - Elmer Walker, a left-handed golf- P. Leonard of Brillant, A 1 a., Mrs. Macon Estes of New Orleans, La., and Mrs. Peggy Mitchell of Birmingham, Ala.; '^.And 43 grandchildren. '^Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Cobb Funeral Home chapel, Rev. Paul Kirkindall officiating. Burial will be in Dog- 'wood Cemetery. 2 Pallbearers will bt Mrs, Her-; too's too*. suffering. After hearing about it for 16 holes Walker's golfing companion, Jim Miller, said "give me one of those left-handed clubs and I'll show you how iPs done!" Miller, who is right-handed, sfepped up lo the tee of the 167- yard, par-3 17lh hole at the Black Lake Golf Club and with * lix ir«n itroked a holt la OM, PLENTY OF WATER makes the difference And our goal is always to provide pknty of water... when and where you need it. BLYTHEVILLE WATER CO.

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