The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 26, 1968 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 26, 1968
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>fii» TW — Slythwffli (Art.) Cmiritr Nevn - FrM»y, Apifl », LATE ARRIVALS-Those who didn't get to the. Jaycee buildtajg early, yesterday morning to redeem their tickets for a breakfast on pancakes and sausage cooked and served by tjie Kiwanis Club of Blytheville, found themselves on the tjitside'waiting to join the crowd jamming the interior. From all appearances the annual Kiwanis Pancake Day was a successful venture with ho one leaving hungry. Kiwanians manned the grills and fed the crowds throughout the day until 7pm last night. The size of the crowd was indicated by an early estimate by one Kiwanian who stated that 600 people had been through the serving line by 9:30 a.m. (Cour- jer News Photo) Daily Record Weather U. S. Weather Bureau Agricultural Service Reiser, Ark. General Weather Features — A weak cold front extends from a low in Missouri southwestward into southcentral Texas. A second frontal system will develop in western Texas today and move across Arkansas tomorrow. Some light.showers developed last night in western Arkansas but dissipated by early morning. As these successive low pressure disturbances move across- the state some shower activity is likely. Present indications still indicate that 'ho heavy rains are anticipated^although some light showers may be expected through Sunday: Weather Effects on Agriculture — Drying conditions are good this morning but will become fair to poor late today through Sunday. Some cotton was planted in the state yesterday and the tempo of field activities will speed up today. However it is noted that two-inch soil readings are still averaging low for optimum results. The average at Reiser yesterday was 67 and at Stuttgart,:65. Warm ing trends will continue over the state today but : a"word of caution is sounded,.in.the five-day forecast as .it, calls for below normal;' 'temperature readings for the period. Five-Day Forecast, Saturday through Wednesday—Temperatures will average six to 10 degrees below normal, with warming trend the last of the week, then cooler the first of next week through midweek. Normal highs 72 to 79. Normal lows 50 to 57. Precipitation expected to total one-quarter to three-quarters of an inch as showers the last of the week and again in south Arkansas about midweek. Yesterday'a high — 73 Overnight low — 57 Precipitation previous 24 hours (to 7 a.m. today) ~- none Precipitation Jan. 1 to data—14.47 Sunaet today — 6:41 Sunrise tomorrow — 5:16 This Date a Year Ago Yesterday's high — 61 Overnight low — 47 Precipitation Jsn. 1 to date—10.74 World Deaths - INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - R Carlyle Buley of Bldomingfon, Ind., who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1951 with a two-volume history, "The Old Northwest," died Thursday at the age of 75. Buley retired in 1964 after 39 years on the Indiana University faculty. He taught also in high schools in ' Illinois and Indiana and the University of Wisconsin. BERN, Switzerland (AP) Harald Kreutzberg, internationally known German dancer and choreographer who opened a ballet school in Bern in the 1950s, died Wednesday. He was 66. , DIJON, France (AP) - The Rev. Felix Kir a World War II resistance hero and the famous Canon Kir who has been mayor of Dijon for 24 years, died Thursday at age 92. MILWAUKEE, -Wis. (AP) Donald Hartley, president of the Nunn-Bush Shoe Co. and a director of the Weyenberg Shoe Mfg. Co., bcth of Milwaukee, d!ea Wednesday. He was 70. "NEW- YORK {AP) — Una Markets Open High Low Last Chicago Wheat May . 136% 136% 136Vi 137 July . 140% 140% 139% 140% Sept . 143% 143'/ 8 143% 143% Chicago Soybeans May . 271 271'A 270% July . 274V4 274V 4 274y 4 274 Aug . 273% 273% 273 273% New York Stocks Texas GS •-..,... 135'/4 Chrysler 65% RCA 52% .AT'&.T .'.' 50% Dow ..•• SOVt Xerox 280% GM 82 Pan Americ • 21% Ford •• 57'/4 W'house 77% USSteel 39 Curtis Pub •-.. 10% Comsat 59V4 Amer. Motors ll'/s Sears •-.. 68% Parke Davis 28% Gen. Elect • 94 Beth. Steel •• 30 Reynolds Tob 42% Standard NJ 70 Holiday Inn 55 Ark-La ••• 36% Ark-Mo (BID) .......'..... 10% Divco-Wayne 54% Charger Charged NEW YORK (AP) - A self- employed exporter was arraigned Wednesday on charges of swindling the New York Telephone Company of $146,000 in phone charges. Richard F. Fincke, 51, of Babylon N.Y. was arrested earlier in the day by FBI agents on a federal complaint alleging that he ran up credit card phone bills to that' amount from 1962 until last June. Federal officials said it was the biggest telephone credit card swindle on record. Fincke was held, in $5,000 bail for action by a federal grand jury after he waived a hearing before U.S. Commissioner Earle N. Bishopp. It Still Hurts .INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) Marion County Treasurer John Dobkins has found a way to take some of the pain out of paying taxes. From now until the May 6 deadline, residents can charge their personal property and real estate taxes on an Indianapolis bank's credit card. West, an etcher who became one of the world's leading color photographers under the name of Ivan Dimitri, dteij Thursday at age 68. ROME (AP) — Anna Maria Mussolini, youngest child of Italy's fascist dictator, died Thursday of a heart attack at age 38. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Poet Donald Davidson, who also produced numerous essays, histories, critical articles and other works and who helped found the "Fugitive Group" at Vanderbilt University In the 1920s, died Thursday. He was 72. The group took its name from publication of • poetry magazine, "The Fugitive."' • - ••' j BOMB (Continued from Page One) perceptible. • In San Francisco, 330 miles west, there were no immediate reports it was felt. In the desert hamlet of Beatty, at 40 miles from ground zero the town closest to the blast, the owner of the Exchange Club, Elaine Knight, said: "We felt waves and it was of a longer duration and stronger than any in the past. We noticed-that on our liquor shelves some of the bottles- moved to the right and some -to the left. But none spilled." An AEC spokesman said, "All information indicates the test went as designed. We got the amount of motion expected and it was well within the safety range-below the amount that would be unsafe." The device being tested was an experimental hydrogen bomb in a chamber 3,800 feet under Pahute.Mesa in a lonely desert area 100 miles northwest. * * * Its power was rated as equivalent to a million tons of TNT, slightly stronger than the previous most powerful U.S. shot in that area, fired last December. A million tons is 50 times more powerful than the atomic bomb that wiped out Hiroshima in World War II. Several buildings in small towns near the site were evacuated and a narrow road to the east was closed due to possible rock slides. For a week, scientists, businessmen and others have been protesting the shot on grounds it might cause damage or trigger earthquakes. *• * * The United Auto Worker? appealed Thursday to Presidenl Johnson for a postponement to evaluate hazards. Vice President Humphrey's office, various congressmen and the governor of Nevada got similar requests. The federation of American Scientists—a group of 2,200 physicists and other scientists —called in Washington, D.C., for an indefinite suspension of al! U. S. nuclear testing. Howard Hughes, who has, invested millions in Nevada hotels and casinos, asked for a 90-day delay. Aides said there was fear the blast might contaminate water or air or cause quakes. The AEC replied that it already has spent $11 million on studies and deemed the test safe. A blast equal to slightly less than a million tons of TNT last Dec. 20 was felt for hundreds of miles. The AEC said it followed up every complaint of damage and found none. The AEC said the test was a necessary part of the defense effort, part of a program to make lighter and smaller new weapons, including antimissile «ys- terns. Bought by Time BOSTON (AP) - Little Brown & Co., 131-year-old Boston book publishing firm, announced today execution of a formal purchase agreement by which Tim«, Inc., will acquire the firm. The companle* announced in January that Time, Inc., will Issue 170,000 shares of Its com- OMB itocji to make Ite pur- { W. Vandergriff William Henry Vandergriff, 62, died suddenly In Osceola Wednesday afternoon. Services will be tomorrow a 10:30 a.m., at the Rosa Baptisl Church. Burial will be in Luxora's Calhoun Cemetery, Swifl Funeral Home in charge. He had lived at Luxora since 1942. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Winnie Vandergriff; Six sons, J.W. Vandergriff Clayton Vandergriff, Edwart Vandergriff and Benton Vander griff, all of Luxora, Billy Vandergriff of Chicago, and Bobby Vandergriff of. the U.S. Army; Five daughters, Mrs. Willie Fay Pruitt of Richmond, Calif. Mrs. Earline Myrick of Blytheville, Miss Ruth Jaan .Vandergriff and Mrs. Leroy McGill, both of Luxora.-'and Mrs. Shirley Ann Foreman of Aurora, III.; Two brothers H. W. Vandergriff and J. P. Vandergriff, of Dumas, Miss.; Two sisters, Mrs. Mamie King of Luxora, and Mrs. Allen Greer of Booneville, Miss.; Twenty . three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Robert L. Scott Robert Lee Scott of Blytheville died Tuesday in Chicasaw- ba Hospital. He was 32. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louvina Scott of Blytheville; One son, Robert Lee Scott Jr. of Eurdora, Ark.; Two sisters, Belma Durdon and Elevyn Rodgers, both o) Eurdora; Three brothers, Frank Durdon of Fort Worth, Tex., Freddie Durdon of Leeddy, Okla., and James Durdon, serving with the U.S. Army in Vietnam; His mother, Estella Durdon of Eurdora; And his maternal grand mother, Louiza S c o 11 of Eur- dora. Services will be Sunday at 11 a.m. at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Blytheville with Rev. G. H. Conway officiating. . Burial will be in the First Baptist Cemetery in • Eurdora with Grumpier Funeral Home in charge. Three of a Kind EVANSTON, 111. (AP) George W. Ball, newly delegated U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will be the third consecutive man in the post to hold a degree from Northwestern University. Ball, who was named to the post by President Johnson Thursday, received a bachelor's degree in 1930 and a law degree in'.1933. The man he was named to replace, Arthur J. Goldberg, was graduated from the university's law school in 1930. The late Adlai E. Stevenson received a law degree in .'92B, BRITT (Continued from page one). these bills." • Stating that being in a Republican administration with a dominant Democratic legislature, was "like living in a goldfish bowl," Britt said much criticism of the administration would have not been made had the administration been a Democratic one. "We certainly have made mistakes, but we have been doing the best job that we. know how, and the people of 'Arkansas should realize that it takes a long time to get some things done and to right the wrongs which have accumulated over many years. • "This administration has made accomplishments in many areas, the most spectacular of which has been in reforming the insurance department, weeding out. most, of the unscrupulous agents and. companies. "In the security department we have had reforms by reorganization, of ttie department and by bettering the enforcement of existing laws. : "Other improvements made have been in the consolidation of areas of'the department of administration, and by-standardization of purchasing procedures," Britt said; ' "Prison reform has been instituted during this administration correcting problems and conditions which were so bad that even the newspapers wouldn't publish them. "Now that the most glaring discrepancies have been corrected, if we are given time, a program 'of rehabilitation can be started to return these people to society as productive individuals and make the entire prison system one which the state can be proud of, rather than ashamed," he said. : .Looking- over the audience, Britt said "I am glad to- see such a fine representative group of Negroes here tonight. "The Republican Party makes no secret of the fact tfiat we actively seek and encourage the Negro vote in Arkansas. "We do not have a race problem' in tliis state, but we do have an educational problem, because until the Negro can be elevated through education, then many jobs will remain closed to the Negro for lack of qualified individuals to fill the positions," Britt said. "This administration has appointed more Negroes to boards during the past 16 months, than have been appointed in the entire history of Arkansas. "Percentage wise, jobs for Negroes in state government remain low, but again I say we need, more time and as soon as qualified persons can be found to take these jobs, more Negroes will be given appointments in all areas. "We must remember," Britt continued, '"that Arkansas is still a Southern state and we may be more .than a generation away from solving this problem, because you can not legislate love and understanding. "If the white radicals and black militants can be controlled, then with cool heads and warm- hearts, we can achieve success and continue to go forward, rather than backwards." When asked to assess the Republican Party's, chances in this presidential 1 election year, Britt laughed, saying, "If they (the Democrats) have nothing better to. offer than those presently campaigning, I don't see how we can lose." Growing more serious, Britt said George Wallace must be considered a strong contender, especially in the Southern states, HERMON C. JONES BniUiFft Men'i tiratun C*. 555 Sn. Perklni Extended Salt* 4M Ph. <8t-9641 Utmphlt, t»ii>UM Insurant for Citato Planning Key Mu • Plrtneriblp - Cor- p.oratlon - Group Penaioi - Retirement - rioiplullzatloB. and "As much at I hate to admit it,", he could find strong slip-. port'here in Arkansas." '!'" ' :;A question arose concerning the deficit in state finances which has been produced dur- in'g'the Rockefeller administration and Britt said this was due to the fact that the previous administration had not- adequately projected a prpportional increase in revenues to compensate for the scheduled .increase in state governmental services. Britt said, "The only way .to create more of these services and to balance the budget is to increase taxes". -. "No one wants higher taxes, but. the. fact we must face is that the entire nation is becoming socialistic and as more and mpre people desire more and more, governmental services, the revenues must be made available through higher taxes. "The Republican Party would like to see this trend reversed, because socialism destroys individual initiative and without the. incentive to produce, eventually the former workers "are on welfare and have'.thus become the'.drones in society. "Basically this is the primary difference between the Republican and the Democratic Party, but," Britt concluded,,- "until you as Republicans speak up and express your views to convince ; other people to reverse the socialistic trend,; it and higher taxes will remain'with"us." Seriously Burned . RALEIGH, N.CV (AP) - Two North Carolina State University students were seriously burned When a chain made of the tops of.pop-top beer cans tsuched an electric wire. Officials said,,one of the students,'Robert C: Stewart of Tobaecoville, N. C., was dangling the chain from the llth floor of Sullivan dormitory on the Raleigh campus Wednesday night. .The other student,,Robert S. Harvey of Gastqnia, N.C., .was walking by. and .grabbed the chain and kept walking with it when it..touched, an electric wire, witnesses said. There was a flash of light and a small explosion. . . , : • .. • Both students were hospitalized^ with, burn's.. ..,"-. . .... , . ; Worth $500 Billion LOS ANGELES (API '—. A University, of California, geophysicist says, underground ?.«•'• clear explosions may sometime be worth $500 billion to the U.S. economy through the minerals they release. G.H. Higgins of the Lawrence Radiation Laboratories at Livermore, .Calif.,, said Thursday the explosions will be u*d to free natural gas, oil and metals, especially copper. MEDINA, Wash. (AP) — Shh! If you're coming through Medina, do it quietly, especially in the early hours. The mayor of this suburban Seattle town lives about 150 feet from the freeway. The town has a sound ordinance with a prescribed top of 95 decibels from a distance of 50 feet. Early Wednesday morning the town's lone police'car set up a sound meter about 50 feet from the highway. The average level from passing trucks was 90 decibels. One from Oregon was 99 and that cost the driver $25. Now the town is considering lowering the limit. FBI '*•* it. See Your MFA INSURANCE BUELL W. CARTER, Agtnt 607 M. 6th Phon* PO 3-3361 Every Homeowner needs it... ONLY ORKIN can give you ORKIN NIW PUN Of COMMIT! mOIKTIQN AGAINST " 11RMITIS DONf WAIT-CAUT00AV FOt •WIANTIB nOTKIMN PO 3-8233 (Continued from Page One) complaint against Gait in Birmingham, Ala., 13 days after King was shot by a sniper in MempKis, Tenn., April 4. Tennessee officials quickly filed a murder charge against Gait. Two days later, the FBI said a check of .fingerprints showed Ray was the man sought, and he had used Gait as an alias. Ray escaped April 23, 1967, from the Missouri State Penitentiary where he was serving a 20-year sentence for a $190 supermarket robbery.. The FBI has not amended its conspiracy complaint to name Ray instead of Gait, although Tennessee officials made such a name change in the Memphis murder charge.. Puzzling aspects of the case continue to pop up. The newest involves Ray's, or Gait's, smoking habits. Atlanta residents said .cigarette or cigar ashes were scattered on the carpeted floor of a white 1966,Mustang that FBI agents impounded there a week after King was slain. They also said a cigar butt fell out of the car when agents opened the door. The FBI has said the car. was owned by Gait. In Missouri, it, was reported that an FBI bulletin issued last year after Ray's prison escape said Ray "does not smoke." Reporters showed copies of the FBI-released picture of Gait to the Birmingham witnesses, and to residents of the Memphis rooming house from which the fatal shot : was fired. Almost all said the photo didn't resemble the' man they saw. Varying ages have been given for the hunted man. Memphis residents said the man they saw leave the rooming house : appeared to be between : 26'and 32. In Atlanta, a housewife" who : saw'a man get out "of-'the white Mustang estimated his age at 25: to 30. The FBI said Gait gave his age as 36:It said-Ray is-40. -Estimate?; of.;.the fugitive's heightrhave-jranged from 5-feet-3 to-6-feet,:his Height from 160 to 175 pounds His eyes-have been described as either, blue or.ha- zel,-his -hair as either .brown or civil rlghts-to change the nam«: to Ray. ; ' The FBI filed the conspiracy sandy. j An FBI official brushed ofl the varying descriptions, saying "you run into this every time—• it's human nature." "Anyway, this guy is a professional con. He can change his hair line in three minutes with a razor, and he can gain or lose 20 pounds when he wants to." . BARODA, India AP) - A king is the son/of his father but a president is not,- a student wrote here recently when asked to distinguish between a king and a president. WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT; CHICkASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS. Collene Scoggins, Plaintiff vs. No. 17597 .Vernpn Scoggins, Defendant. The defendant, Vernon Scoggins, is hereby warned t« appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Collene Scoggins. Dated this 16th, day of April, 1968, at 10:30 o'clock A.M. SEAL GER'ALDINE LISTON, Clerk. By BETTY COATS, D. C. Guy Walls, Attorney Ed B. Cook, Atty. Ad. Litem. PHIVILERES AUTHORIZED »S SECOND: CLASS MAIL Blytheville Courier Newt BLYTHEVILLE. ARK. ZIP - 72315 Harry W. Halnes, Publisttl 3rd at Walnut fit Blytheville. Ark.. Published dally except Sunday Second class postage paid at Bly- thcville. Ark. In BlytneTille ?hd towns' In tin * Blytbeville trade territory. HOME DELIVERY RATES :Dally 35c per week UY MAIL PAYABLE IN ADVANCE Within 50 miles of Blytherille . . 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