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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 4, 1968
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Tm> - Blythevlll* (Ark.) Courier Newi - Saturday, May 4, ttM ACTIVE TEENAGE GIRLS go through some dance steps getting ready for and the proceeds will be used to buy necessary equipment for the physical • the square dance portion of the Physical Education Revue to be held May 6. \ Thirteen events will be presented to the public'to show how the participants education classes of the participating schools. Approximately 300 girls will perform during the revue, demonstrating a summary of everything they have \ have progressed and improved their skills, in the various phases of physical learned in their physical education classes. (Courier News Photo) J education during, the school year. Tickets for the program are now on sale ACTION "-(Continued from page one) unaware that anything of this nature had taken place in his office and that he would investigate. He assured me that if vial,. I said was correct, he woiildtsee to it that it wouldn't happen again. 3?He also asked me to contact him in the future if I knew of- any more reports of this type, so corrective action could b's taken," Mrs. Keith added. Star Dash ^County Judge A. A. (Shug) Banks was contacted for a list of the people who were present and was asked to further clarify the prupose of the meeting. Speaking from a hospital bed yesterday, Judge Banks said, '"The meeting was to call together several people who were interested in trying to solve a problem dealing with the food stamp program. "We were attempting to find a "way to help those poor people in the county who needed food, but who couldn't get it through the food .stamp program, because they couldn't qualify for some reason or another," Banks said. "Besides myself, there were five others at the meeting. "Mr. Richardson, the county welfare director, was there, Mrs. Gatlin (Mrs. Laverne J. Gatlin, the Blytheville Department of Public Welfare food stamp worker), Mrs. Leon Burrow, Rev. Roscoe Roberson, and Mrs. V. B. Keith," Banks said. The names of the other two women who were supposed to have attended the April 17 meeting and were alleged to have been -critical of Richardson were not among those in attendance, according to Banks. e "Is it true that workers for the Neighborhood Service Center (NSC) have been told not to go to the welfare office?" — Anonymous, City, Mrs. Barbara King, coordinator for the West Side NSC, said, "It is not true as far as I know. We get along very well with the welfare department and have had no trouble what so ever." The coordinator for East Side NSC, Mrs. Ruth Ray, referred Action Line to Dickie Jolliff, the assistant director of the NSC at the OEO, after saying, "I have heard that there was a little trouble, but I would like for you to talk to Mr. Jolliff." Jolliff said that NSC workers have not been told not to go to the welfare office, but "at one time there was a misunderstanding between the OEO and the NOTICE Mississippi County Judge, A. A. "Shug" Banks, announced today that he has scheduled a public hearing for the purpose of designating the Mississippi County, Arkansas Economic Opportunity Commission, Incorporated as the Community Action Agency that will serve Mississippi County. The hearing will be held at the OEO Office at 106 South Fifth Street in Blytheville on Tuesday, May 14, at 10:00 A.M. Resident* of Mississippi County opposing the Judge'i decision should attend to voic* their complainti. - ' M welfare office, based on a lack o f communication concerning the guidelines regulating both of the offices. 'We have received fair cooperation with the welfare office, and the problem caused by the ireakdown in communication Between the two offices has been settledj" Jolliff said. ... "This misunderstanding was mostly because 3he welfare'-'.of 4 lice didn't understand thexfed- eral rules whichWwe must'.follow and the OEO didn't understand the state regulations governing the welfare department, Jolliff explained. • 'Is it true that.another meeting is to be held'tte first part of May, and why 'isn't' the public invited?"—Anonymous, City. ty. If there is to be a meeting, no one but the anonymous writer of the letter has heard about it. "Is it legal for him (Richardson) to hold down another job and advertise in your paper for this sideline business) using the welfare number (to solicit clients for his business)?— Anonymous, City. If the anonymous writer had taken a few minutes to check the telephone number of the welfare office PO 3-7093) against the numbers listed in Richardson's newspaper ad PO 3-1355 and PO 3-3840) then the writer could have answered that himself. In reference to the first part of this question, Dr. John Q. Elliot, chairman of the county welfare board, Was questioned about Richardson's activities regarding his other means of employment. "Yes, the board'knows that Mr. Richardson works on income tax forms for personal clients," Elliot said. "Before he took steps to begin this part time business which he operates as an income tax service for several weeks out of each year, he came to the welfare board and explained what he wanted to do. The board gave its approval to conduct this business after checking with his superiors in Little dedicated to the highest staadarcb of service COBB FUNERAL HOME NATIONAL SELECTED MORTICIANS enhaamaSanal Auodatiaaef Funeral Dirtcton with a code of ethics dedicated to serve and protect the public int eteti. MEMBER BY INVlTATtOM Cobb Funeral Home BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. Rock, who said it was permissible, provided it did not interfere with. his!.duties- as .the county welfare director. 'This other job'does not conflict with-his welfare work in any. way, as he does .this tax A at night and on the weekends," Elilott said, . • • "Is'the county welfare director qualified to hold this, position as director?" Before the conversation was a minute old, Blaylock told this column that he had also received a letter (anonymous, of course) similar to the ones written to Action Line. Audibly concerned, Blaylock said, "I want to go on record and say that it sounds as if someone is out to get Mr. Richardson, although I can't imagine why, because I think he is doing a remarkable j o b in that office, and I have the utmost confidence in his ability. "When Mr. Richardson applied for the position of county welfare director in 1962, the qualifications required that a n applicant have successfully completed three years of college work and also have one year of experience in welfare work or a related field, OR," stressed Blaylock, "have a combination of experience and college work equal to the equivalent of the first qualifications. "Mr. Richardson had at that time .successfully completed two, - and - one - half years of college work at Arkansas State and had four years' experience in welfare work, having served as a case worker and a case work supervisor during this four - year period," Blaylock said. "For this reason he is fully qualified for his job and is employed in the position he n o w holds," Blaylock said. Kemember Pay Your faper Boy Mrs. Una Blake Mrs. Una Mae Blake, 58, died Friday in Dunklin County Memorial Hospital. . : She was.a native of Hornersville and lived there all her life. She was a member of the Hollywood, Mo., Church of Christ. She leaves four sons, Charles, and Ralph Blake of Independence, Mo., Glenn Blake, Hornersville, and Jerry Don BJake, Schoolof the Ozarks; Two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Spencer, Jonesboro, and Barbara Blake, Hornersville; Three brothers, Howard and James Adams, Three Oaks, Mich., Lusian Adams, Oklahoma City; -, ' Three sisters, Mrs. Ora Sanford, Allignas, Mich., Mrs. Martha Weaver, Oklahoma City, and Mrs. Jewel Markum, Three Oaks; And six grandchildren. • .Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Hollywood Church of Christ with burial in Lulu Cemetery, Howard Funeral Service in charge. HiiiHiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiii What's for Lunch? LUXORA MONDAY Fried Bologna Creamed Potatoes Green Beans Apple Sauce Hot Rolls with Butter Milk GOSNELL Monday Steak . . . Green Beans Creamed Potatoes Pineapples Biscuits The first Thanksgiving Day was observed in the Virginia colony a year before the Pilgrims landed. HEART (Continued from fage One) prepare for the transplant, and the heart surgery transfer was reported to have taken two hours. The. surgical team was led by Donald Ross, 45, a South African who has worked, with heart transplant pioneer Dr. Christiaan Barnard. . Thomas, of Phoenix, Ariz., was operated on by Dr. Denton A. Cooley, head of. a 20-perspn team at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston. The'trans- plant took 35 minutes. Cooley said later of Thomas, whose heart was damaged by rheumatic fever: "I don't want to be overly optimistic. Keep in mind he was a very sick man before undergoing this' major surgery." Five years ago Copley's team performed .corrective heart surgery on a 10-yearold girl named Kathleen. Thursday night the same girl, Mrs. Kathleen Martin, a bride of six months, quarreled with her 18-year-old husband, Charles, and fatally shot herself through the head with a shotgun. Rizor, father of four, has the heart that until Thursday beat in the breast of 43-year-old' Rudy F. Anderson, a telephone company executive of San Carlos, Calif,, who ran two miles every dawn, swam, bowled and hiked. Anderson died of a massive brain hemorrhage. Dr. Norman B. Shumway, who headed the team that performed the Rizor transplant, said at the Stanford University Medical Center: "The next two or three days will be very crifr cal." In North America, hay fever is caused chiefly by the pollen of ragweed, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. JOIN US FOR A WORSHIP BREAK AT NOONDAY Monday-Thru-Friday, May 6 thru 11 SERVICES FROM 12:30 TO 12:55 IN THE MARTIN ROOM OF THE FORMER GOFF HOTEL Dr. Morris Ashcraft, Speaker Ervin Keathley, Music Leader SPONSORED BY FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Light Lunch Available at Nominal Cost From Noon to 12:30 and After Services JOIN US FOR EVENING SERVICES FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 715 W. WALNUT 7:30 EACH EVENING VIETNAM (Continued from PK_ One) have killed 750 enemy soldiers. American casualties were reported as 75 killed and 394 wounded and South Vietnamese losses were put at 27 killed and 99 wounded Added to reports from Hue, 45 miles to the south, these figures bring casualties from this week's fighting in South Vietnam's northeastern corner to more than 1,370 e»imy and 110 allied soldiers killed and 563 allied troops wounded. Friday's day-long fighting involved a battalion of the U.S. Army's 196th Light Infantry Brigade, sent to reinforce badly battered Marine, units. The infantrymen called in artillery and Air Force fighter-bombers in reply to the enemy's barrage of 120 mm mortars and small arms fire from trenches. Two Americans were reported 01 Lush Services Are 2 Monday JUMP 0. A. Roush 34'— 4- — • 0. A. Roush, 81, died yesterday evening in Houston, Tex. ' A retired serviceman for Arkansas-Missouri Power Company, he was a native of Mountain View, Mo. He moved here in 1933 and lived here until his retirement in 1953, when he moved to Houston. He received a 45-year service pin from Ark-Mo last year. He leaves four daughters, Mrs. Norma Merritt of Vancouver, British Columbia, Mrs. Margaret Bngelbretsoh and Mrs. Beulah Shamlin, both of Houston, and Mrs. Polly Dross of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Three sons, C. E, (Buck) Roush of Blytheville, Ott Roush of Memphis and Earnest Roush of Tampa, Fla.; Four brothers, Oley Roush of Eminence, Mo,, Everett Peace of Kansas City, Mp., Carl Peace of Coffeyville, Kan., and Si Peace of Birch Tree, Mo.; Eighteen grandchildren .and eight great-grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Lake Street Methodist Church, Rev. E. H. Hall officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Cobb Funeral Home in charge. Pallbearers . will be Albert Taylor, Harmon Taylor/ Don Peterson, Roland Bishop, Roy Head and Eddie Ford Jr. killed ind 22 wounded In the action. In air raids on North Vietnam's southern panhandle, U.S. pilots reported ; destroying ;31 trucks and an estimated 80,000 gallons of fuel In "108 missions Friday as weather in the area improved slightly. Marine intelligence Officers said they believe the North Vietnamese are trying to envelop Dong Ha and cut the Cua Viet River supply line 'to other demilitarized zone bases—Quang Tri, Camp Carroll and Khe Sanh. The sharp fighting in the northeast and around Saigon came as North Vietnam and the United States agreed to hold preliminary peace talks in Paris." ' ••-..Authorities in the South Vietnamese capital-still are looking for another enemy assault on the city but there was no sign that Friday's battles were part of a major Viet Cong push In the air war, the U.S. Command said a Navy report that a MIG21 was shot down over the Gulf of tonkin Thursday "appeared to be erroneous." The spokesman said there were no further details. Crewmen of a Navy F4 Phantom had reported shooting down a MIG, the first report of an enemy MIG downed in Vk months. The deepest penetration in American air raids Friday was an attack on a bridge eight miles northeast of Vinh and about 18 miles below the 19th Parallel limit for the curtailed bombing campaign. Hanoi Radio said North Vietnamese gunners shot down a U.S. A6 jet in Quang Binh Province Friday and two other A6s near Vinh Thursday. U.S. spokesmen in Saigon mentioned no losses. U.S. B52 bombers were in action in both the northeast and sear Saigon, mounting three raids Friday night and today against suspected enemy positions'- near Hue and striking twice against enemy base camps, bunkers and storage areas 21 and 25 miles northwest of the capital. No Complaints •:' SALEM, Ore. (AP) ~Ther»: were no complaints from delegates when an elevator was out; of. order during the convention; of the Pacific Northwest American Water Works Association at a Salem hotel. The elevator i»; water-powered. ; in ' " • ' i Did it Before j MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) —: Answering a call from an excit-; ed passerby, police rushed to, the 20th floor of a downtown building Friday and found Robert G. Carson, 60, crawling alons the i Carson explained he -had no , . "I knew what they want-! ed The same thing happened to : me once before," he said. Board Meet Is 7 Monday The Mother's Board of New Bethel Baptist Church will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the home of Mrs. Mattie B. Hazlett. Mrs. Lusenia West will b e hostess. Young people need help in hitting the mark * Spiritual perception to see the real purpose of life ind moral strength to reach it — this is the help they need. [One of the words for sin in the early Bible meant "to miss the mark.") Young people gain i more accurate aim in life through ( better understanding of God and man. They'll be welcome at the * . Christian Science Sunday School * pupils up to the age of M . Cfcnrdi 11:* am T*w ChrMta Sodrtr •» Blrtkwfflt m«M« »t «M WMMB'I Club MUlov. Hit Weil M»ln lireet, BJyth«HI«, Art. • • : ; •' •" . We/come frtryont Bourbon Better? , PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) - i Among the items to come up j at a Portsmouth City Council, meeting was emergency repairs j to a viaduct necessitated by de- j i teribration of some of the con-1 crete. Councilman Al Ray commented, "I thought concrete got bet. ter as it got older." "That only applies t« bourbon," replied Councilman Don Kinker. To that Ray retorted, "Maybe they should have paved th« viaduct with bourbon." Record Play .NEW YORK (AP) - "The Fantasticks," launched with an investment' of $16,500, marked the start of its ninth:year.with its' 3,346th performance Friday night : in-', the "Sullivan Street Playhouse. : The musical has surpassed all longevity records.for the American stage, on Broadway or off. Since opening in the 150-seat playhouse, receipts for the play have totaled $1,924,796. This does not include money from foreign and subsidiary showings. "Life With Father," which ran for 3,224 performances on Broadway, was seen by more people, however, because of its larger theater. The District of Columbia is a short distance below the Mason and Dixon Line. • MHVItEOES AUTHORIZED 41 SECOND CLASS MAIL ZIP - 72315 Bui? W. Hilnes. Pnbllihtf 3rd >t Walnut st Bljtheflllt. Alk. Published din; except Snail? Second ilui POIUH pild it Blf. UuTlHe, Ark. In Blrtkerille rnt town In Oa Bljthevflle trade territory. BOMB DELIVERY RATES Dlllj 3Jc per week MY MAIL PAYABLE IN ADVANC1 Within so mUi-i of BljtkeTllli 18.00 per jBHt Hire th» W mUei from B!?trierlllf 'HIM Per.i.T.Mr )l - niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiioiiiiinniiiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiii Services By COBB FUNERAL NOME INTEGRITY HAKRY W. HAINES — Services In St. Stephen') Episcopal Church Sunday at 2:30 p.m. MRS. CABBIE B. FEKGUSONi 10 a.m. Tuesday, First Methodist Church. O. A. ROCSH. Z p.m. Monday, Lake Street Methodist Church. THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST Before His crucifixion the Lord Jesus told His disciples that He would be delivered into th* hands of sinful men, be put to death, and that on the third day He would rise again (Luke 24:7). In Paul's summation of the gospel which he declared he had proclaimed to ths Corinthians, through which they were saved upin believing, he states: "That Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,. and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures" (1 Cor. 15:1-4). In this we find three great facts that are essential to the gospel message, the death, the burial, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. There an many who profess to be Christians who do not believe that Jesus Christ died. In fact they do not believe that anyone ever dies, that all that take: place is a transition from one form of life to another. Furthermore, they do not believe that He was buried. They insist that it was only His body that was buried. In view of this it is impossible for them to fully believe in His resurrection, since He never really died and was not actually buried. Thus they fall short of the qualification set forth in Romans 10:9; They do not believe in their hearts that God raised Him from the dead. The same Bible that tells us that Jesus Christ was born and that He lived, also tells us that He died, that He was buried, and that He arose from the dead. His restoration to life was not resuscitation'or reincarnation. It was resurrection. ; • One of the,better spiritual songs, very popular in evangelical churches, has for its first verse and chorus the following words: "Low in the grave He lay—Jesus my Sayiorl/Waiting the coming day— Jesus my Lord!/Up from the grave He arose, with a mighty triumph o'er His foes;/He arose a victor from the dark domain, and He lives forever with His saints to reign./He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!" I like to Sing this because I believe every word of it. After His crucifixion we are told that His friends clairned His body,'and "in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid, there laid they Jesus" (John 19:38-42). So it was true, "Low in the grave He lay, : Jesus my Savior." If men do not believe this, then they should be horiMt and not sinj it. • Over and over we hear men say that we do not worship a dead Christ. This is true, we worship a living Savior. But it must ever be kept in mind that the reason we can say this is because He arose from the dead. And it should also be. remembered that once we enter into the state of death, we will live again only through resurrection. It was because of Christ's resurrection that He could say, "I am He that liveth, and was dead; ind behold I am alive fortvermore" (Rev. 1:18). Otis Q. Sellers ", . This to MMHCI Ho. ttlrt»-tlirH in our Niwipipar Evanielijm Prelect. Al pmtaM imutM M MAM* without dun* on riqunt. A pickigi of ttwitun m itMrt to si wko talra it. You will not ta vfiltW. THE WORD OF TRUTH MINISTRY P.O. ta 3*013 l« Anielis, Calif. M036

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