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Pail Tw - Mythtvffla (Arfc) CourierJfew» ^-Saturday, M»yjl._198« Miner Relates 5 Days of Terror Editor's note: Ottie Junior] Walton is one of the 15 coal miners rescued today after spending five days in a flooded southeastern West Virginia mine. He sat with his wife and five children and recounted the five days of terror with Associated PCess newsman Holger Jensen. By OTTIE JUNIOR WALTON I (As Told to the Associated : Press) HOMINY FALLS, W.Va. (A?) —We prayed and sang and talked about living a better life when we got out. • NOTICE police is hereby given that the undersigned has filed with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage-Control of the State of Arkansas for a permit to sell and dispense beer at retail on the prlgjises described as: Minit Mi$, 623 E. Main, Blytheville, Miifissippi County. 98e undersigned states that he igjucitizen of Arkansas, of good msgil character, that he has jiSVftr been convicted of a felony oi*?$her crime involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beert by the undersigned has we waited. We had a real religious bunch, there—there were 13 of us. Then down there. We went in to that mine at 7 a.m. (Monday). It was like any other day. We'd been working that shaft beiore so we knew our way around pretty well. breathing. There was plenty of air but we had pressure in there Nobody panicked. Everybody j because of the rising water. Our ears nearly blew up when they was real cool. As soon as he got to a phone, Davis called the outside and told them to ready the pumps. I knew we were going to We'd been working 4% hours i g e t out because I had faith in when we got the first call. This Tim Salvati (one of the outsids supply man (Ernest Fitzwater rescue officials who also was one of the first into the mine to lead the men out). We just talked. Some of us slept. For a while we just sat and had a good old bull session. All the boys had a good sense of humor. And they told a lot of jokes. I wouldn't care to repeat them here in front o£ my wife. After a while we had trouble who delivered supplies to the miners on a self-propelled cart) called us on the phone and said he had run into water. He said he was getting out. Frank Davis, our superintendent, said there were 10 other men way down the side shaft and he was going after them with (Edward F.) Bozo Rudd. He told me to get my bunch out of there up to high ground. The water was coming in like a river. In about 20 minutes there were eight inches and then it was up to two feet in no time at all. The water was touching the ceiling in the swag (a long, deep dip in the mine floor)—just like that. There's not much to move around in down there—it's only » reeked wTftS fl?e years 32 inches high. But down by the edge of the swag its six feet and a man can stand. I got the men who were with me out of laigpast- and that the under- silled has never been convicted of=TO>lating the laws of this state, or any other state, relative to the sale of alcoholic liquors. Application Is for permit to be issued for operation beginning on the 9th day of May, 1968, and to expire on the 30th day of HENRY GOW GO, June, 1969. Applicant. Subscribed and sworn, to before; me this 9th day of May, 1968. '"' SEAL ; CHARLES A. HTNDMAN, Notary Public. My! Commission expires: Dec. 14, 1969. 5-11, 18 NOTICE "APPLICATION FOR: WINE PERMIT Notice is hereby given.that the undersigned has filed with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage_Control of the State of Ar- kahias for a permit to sell wine manufactured in Arkansas to be carried out and not to he consumed on the licensed premise escribed as: 1013 South Elm, Blytheville, Mississippi County. :;The undersigned states that he ii a citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell intoxicating beverages by the undersigned has been revoked Within five years last past; and fjiat the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws of this State, or any other State, relative to the sale of alcoholic liquors. '- Application is for permit to be fssiieu for operation, beginning fti'lhe 9th day of May, 1968, ant to 'expire on the 30th day of June, 1969. HOMEft G. CONNELL ; Applicant '- Subscribed and sworn to before me this 9tb day of May 1968. SEAL CHARLES A. HINDMAN NOTARY PUBLIC My Commission Expires: Dec. 14, 1969. 5-11, 18 .ehman Gean Dies; Rites Are Sunday Lehman Gean, 61, "retired au- omobile dealer, died yesterday n a West Plains, Mo., hospital. He was a resident of Blytheville or many years prior to moving o West Plains about four years ago. , ;•,, ,., He was a native '^of Halls, Tenn., and was a Baptist. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. punched that hole through (an- air and supply hole drilled from the top of the mountain.) That hole meant life for us...food, blankets and drinking water. Before they sunk that hole it was cold if you didn't move around. We were pretty disappointed when they didn't get us out when they said they would but it didn't dishearten us too much. We knew there were going to be several problems, we understood them and ' we knew the boys outside were going to run into them. Tuesday night we saw the water start dropping. When Bunny Dillon became sick (Oscar Dillon who had an ulcer attack and was sent medicine from outside) some of the men thought he was going to die. It was real bad there for a while. Andy, my brother, is a real card. He told the best jokes. We called him the doctor because he took care of Bunny, The hardest thing to get used to down there was sleeping on that coal. Man it sure was hard. My legs feel pretty weak from being all cramped up. But otherwise I feel fine. I haven't decided yet whether I'll go back down that mine. A guy has got to pay the rent. PEACE Jane Gean; One daughter, Mrs. Richard Melvin, Detroit; Two sons, Vernon Houchin, Snoxville, Tenn., and Billy Houchin, Noblesville, Ind.;. Five sisters, Mrs. W. E. Lott, Jr., Mrs. Frances Barren and Wrs. Charles Stromire, all of Blytheville, Mrs. Lillie Bunn, Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Gladys Wright, Sanger, Calif.; And six grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p. m. Sunday in Cobb Funeral Home chapel with Rev. P. H. Jernigan officiating. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemelerv. (Continued from Page One) would be English and Vietnamese but their working language would be French, meaning they could speak French in addition to the other two languages as they wished. Vance and Ambassador W. Averell Harriman, top U.S. negotiator, will use English in the meetings, associates said, because neither is fluent in French. Vietnamese diplomats normally speak French as well as' their native tongue. What language they will speak in the conference is optional among the two official and one working language. Harriman and Hanoi's top negotiator, Xuan Thuy, will have their first encounter on Monday. U.S. officials who see prolonged and difficult negotiations ahead were not quite sure what to make of Friday's events. The implest explanation appeared o be that the North Vietnamese were genuinely concerned about conference arrangements and .hat they had decided as a mat- ,er of tactics not to make a ma- ior issue immediately of such matters as how many questions the preliminary talks will cover. On Monday, the two sides were expected to face the first stumbling block in the way of full-dress peace talks—the ques- ;ion of U.S. bombing north of :he 17th parallel, the boundary Between North and South Vietnam. The Norlh Vietnamese main:ain that unless the United States stops "all acts of war" against North Vietnam without any conditions attached, there can be no discussion of the broader issues surrounding a settlement of the war. Pallbearees be Everett Lott, Dewitt VanCleve, Wilburn VanCleve, Charles Slromire, Jr., Billy Joe Gean and Danny Bevill. NOTICE ~. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has filed with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control of the State of Arkansas for a permit to sell and gispense beer at retail on the premises described as: 1013 South Elm, Blytheville, Mississippi County. H The undersigned states that he js a citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he has sever been convicted of a felony er-other crime involving moral lurpitude; that no license to sell *eer by the undersigned has leen revoked within five years jast past; and that the undersigned has never been convict- Jed! of violating the laws of this istate, or any other state, rela- Aive to the sale of alcoholic 'jiquors. • Application is for permit to be IJssjied for operation beginning <on: the 9th day of May, 1968, and to expire on the 30th day lot-June, 1969. I '• HOMER 0. CONNELL, r Applicant f Subscribed and sworn, to before me this 9th day of May, 3968. SEAL '-. CHARLES A. KINDMAN, t Notary Public. !>{y Commission expires: 35ec. 14, 1968. c .I-— HI, » , NOTICE Notice is hereby given that a hearing will be held in the County Court for the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, on the 10th day ol June, 1968, at 9:30 o'clock A.M., on the Petition of L. L. Hubener Irene D. Hubener, Robert N. Pugh and Orrzell Owen Pugh for the annexation, to the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, of the following described property: Begin at a point 655 feet North and 30 feet East of the .Southwest .corner of the Northeast Quarter (NE J A) of Section Nine (9), Township Fifteen (15) North, Range Eleven (11) East, said point being located on the East line of Division Street; thence continue North along the East line of Division Street for a distance of 1170 feet; thence East 630 feet to a point on the existing City Limits line; thence South along the existing City Limits line 1170 feet; thence West along the existing City Limits line 630 feet to the point of beginning. Said annexation contains approximately 17 acres, more or less. This Notice is given pursuan to Section 19-302 of the Arkansa Statutes. DATED this the 9th day o May, 1968. SEAL ELIZABETH BLYTHE PARKER COUNTY COURT CLERK y HATTIE P. STANFIELD, Deputy. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Altorney at Law 115 North.Second Street Biytheville, Arkansas Agent for Petitioners Ml, 18, 25 ACTION (Continued from Page One) fine. "Whenever a person is caughi and we can prove either of these charges, I will recommend a maximum sentence for a persor guilty of such an act," Fore said. • "Is this county so limited in funds that it is impossible t improve county roads?" - Mrs A. W., Lost Cane. When contacted by Action Line, County Judge A. A. (Snug! Banks said, "We are trying to improve all of the roads in the county constantly with gravel but at this time funds are limit A. M. ROUNDUP (Continued trom F:. Dae) 43, of Portageville, authorities said. Sauls, while attempting to make a left turn crossed into the path of a 1967 Ford, traveling north on Highway 61 and driven by John Billings, 20, of St. Louis, Mo., police officers said. Another passenger in the Sauls' vehicle, James Fuger, 48, of Jonesboro, Sauls, and Billings were taken to the Pemiscot County Memorial Hospital in Hayti, where the extent of their injuries is not known at this time, investigating officers said. Creason's body was removed to the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville, where funeral arrangements will be announced later, authorities said. GOSNELL HIGH SCHOOL will hold its junior-senior banquet tonight at the Holiday Inn. Festivities begin at 7:30. DR. OLIN COOK, assistant director of the Commis-.. sion on Coordination of Higher Educational Finance at Little Rock, will address at May 23 meeting of the Blytheville Junior College Steering Committee, it was announced today. The 7:30 p.m. meeting will be at the Razorback Restaurant, Chairman Edwin Holstead said. . Dr. Cook will "assist us in our efforts to arrive at a site location and determine estimates on building costs," Holstead said. Holslead described the meeting as "probably the most important step in our planning." CHAMBER OF COMMERCE executive luncheon will be Monday noon at the Holiday Inn. North Mississippi County Extension Agent Keith Bilbrey will be guest speaker and will discuss Secretary of Agriculture OrviUe Freeman's April 30 visit to Blytheville. town people work together for the good' of the county? — Mrs. A. W., Lost Cane. Once again Banks was asked to comment and he replied that residents of the county work together in all phases of the social, economic, educational and recreational areas. "Members, of both groups work together in various civic organizations and all residents pay taxes to support educational facilities where Mississippi County children attend classes," Banks said. "In addition, the problems of the farmer are of concern to the city resident, because solving these problems helps insure the continued growth of the business community. .."By the same token, rural families depend upon business to provide them with goods and services. "I would say that both the rural areas and the towns in the county are working together in all ways to make the county a belter place to live and work," Banks concluded. • "What percent o! county taxes are paid by rural citizens?" —Mrs. A. W., Lost Cane. After obtaining a copy of the abstract of valuation for 1967 , from the county auditor's of- ed as far as asphalting these, fj c e, Action Line determined roads because of the great expense. "The problem of improving the roads throughout Mississippi County is now being studied Daily Record Weather Yesterday's high — 71 Overnight low — 60 Precipitation previous 24 hours (to^ 7 a.m. today) — 1.12 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—16.07 Sunset today — 7:5l Sunrise tomorrow — 6:02 This Date a Year Ago Yesterday's high — 80 Overnight low — 67 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—13.11 The Big and Little Dippers of the northern sky are officially called the Great Bear and Little Bear, Ursa Major and Ursa Minor. CANDIDATE (Continued from Page One) give the people the education and skills necessary to eliminate poverty in this country. "If poverty could be eliminated, tapping all of the human resources not now contributing to the national economy, the gross national product would' be increased by some 423 billion dollars," Akins said. "One reason I have chosen to conduct my campaign from the standpoint of economics, is because not everyone thinks as we do in regard to what is morally right and just, but everyone does understand the significance of the dollar. "When you can't appeal to a person's moral sense to right the wrongs in this country, then you must attack from the economic side. "In other areas, I would like io see legislation which would enable farmers to grow as much as he is capable of growing without the hinderance of the present acreage allotments. Rather than try to cut our production in a world where se many people are starving, I would like to produce to our fullest capacity and try to find new markets for any -surplus produce," Akins said. : I say again that in any problem facing this country, money alone is not the answer. The only way change will be brought about, is through you, the concerned citizen. "And being concerned does not mean violence," Akins added, "although violence has both its good and bad points. It is good in that it has made many people formerly unaware of the problem, take notice of the plight endured by so many, but, at the same time, it has alienated many of those who would have helped otherwise," Akins explained. 'Let me say here that I do not condone violence, but the 'actors such as inadequate nous- ng which bring about violence must be eliminated. Adequate housing is a must and I would like to see federal low-rent housing programs carried but on a larger scale," Akins commented. If some of you are thinking that this means that I am for increased socialism in government, you are wrong, but 1 do believe that government -should do for the people that which they cannot do for themselves. "Before people can do for themselves, they must have a beginning point and until we can break down the barriers to better jobs and higher incomes, this is one area in which we must enlist government help," Akins stressed. "In coming here tonight, I hope to organize my campaign ey er financial backers. I am depending on contributions from the people in the First Congressional District, because these are the people, both black and white, whorn I would be serving if elected," Akins concluded. * * * Following the talk by Akins, members of the NAACP chapter voted to set up an Akins for Congress organization, with the Mississippi County headquarters to -be located in Blytheville, and to support Akin's candidacy. It was decided to elect only four of the organization's chairmen last night, and to fill the other positions from NAACP chapters in other sections of the county in an effort to multiply the strength of the newly formed group. Those elected last night were Rev. E. H. Jones,' chairman; L. D. Jeffers, vice-chairman; A. J. Brown, financial chairman, and' Mack Bates, youth chairman. By by the Quorum Court Road Advisory Committee and I hope to have their final report and recommendations this fall," Banks said. (liacii meeting of the road advisory committee has been attended by this reporter and the results of these meetings hava been previously published by the Courier News in regard to the question asked.) • "Is there any plan for laying down rules for county roads in the future?" -Mrs. A. W., Lost Cane. Judge Banks said that h e didn't understand the question, because it was too general i n scope. "If she could be more specif- if as to what She means, such as location of the roads, main- tainence, road specifications, or whatever she had in mind, then I could answer the question," Banks said. • "la wb»t w»yi do ruril ind in Mississippi County, and I am here to ask your support both as workers and contributors to this campaign. "I am poor and have no mon- that rural residents pay approximately 55 percent and city re- \ sidents pay approximately 45 percent of the county's taxes. This percentage is based o n the total amount of taxes payable in 1968 by all residents of Mississippi County on real estate, personal utilities. property and Henry Davis Services- for Henry G. Davis, 56, were conducted yesterday at 2 p.m. in Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery. Mr. Davis was a veteran of World War II and was awarded the Distinguished Merit Badge with three oak leaf clusters. He was a veteran o F t h e African and European theaters of operation, He was a graduate of Bly the- ville High School and attended Columbia Military Academy and the University o! Albania. He had made his home in Bakersfield, Calif., for the past 17 years and died there Monday, l THE FAITH WE NEED It was of- a Roman centurion, a Gentile, that the Lord Jesus said, !'l have not found so great faith, no not in Israel." Matt. 8:10..If we examine the record to find what it was that caused Him to declare that He had not come upon sgch great faith before, it will be found in the fact that this man explicitly believed that the Lord could heal at a distance. Just before this incident a leper had come to Him saying, "Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean" (Matt. 8:2), and as a result had received immediate healing from the worst scourge known to man. This was indeed a great display of faith, but the Lord offered no word of commendation. However, as the Lord entered Capernaum this .centurion came to' Him saying, "Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented." In answer the Lord said, "I will 'come and heal him." But the centurion, realizing fully the censure that would come upon the Lord if He entered into the house of a member of the Roman army of occupation, declared that he was not worthy of such an act. He said, "Speak the word only, and ray servant shall be healed." By these words he expressed his full faith that the Lord could heal at a distance, and the Lord commended him for such faith. Today on every hand we find those who believe that the Lord Jesus can do nothing for the world and nothing for suffering humanity until He comes again and is personally present. They feel that His present location in heaven renders Him powerless to do anything for mankind, for the nations, or for Irsael. They'hold that the world is in the mess .it is at present because of His absence, and that there will be no change until He is present. Those who think along these lines have.no appreciation of the fact that He told His disciples that it was to their advantage that He should go away (John 16:7). They have no faith in the ability of the Holy Spirit to do a work upon earth that will bring God's order in place of man's chaos and confusion. They reason that if the Lord should speak from heaven His voice would fade out before it reached the minds of men upon earth. They insist that Jcsgs Christ must come back and be personally present in Jerusalem btfort there can be any change for tht better in world conditions. They fail to see that -even if He were in Jerusalem, He would need to send His truth and His Spirit half way round the world before it would be of any effect in Los Angeles: He can 'do this just as well from heaven as He can from any location upon earth. Furthermore, He will not leave His present-position until His enemies are in subjection to Him. Heb. 1:13. There are few today that believe the Lord CM work at I distance. The centurion believed this and was praised for His Ijith. This is * faith that is sorely needed today. Otis Q. Sellers - This is i mitiiii In «ur NtwiDiitr Evinpiljim Projict, Wi u«k to ivvt tnui who detlri i .btltir tinderstinding of GM'i Word. A piekill of llt«. •tort will t» unt Itti to ill who riquiit H. You will not t>« vttKU. THE WORD OF TRUTH MINISTRY P.O. DM J8093 Lot »n»e!«, Calif. 9003S CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Qeorge Hill Dillon, 62,' whose book "Flowering Stone" was him the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1932, died Thursday. At one time he was editor of Poetry Magazine. - (Continued from Page H :ollow." The days of waiting and pray, ing through disappointment aft er disappointment fell awaj. quickly from the families of tna lucky ones who escaped' th« miner's greatest hazard-en- Irapment, "This is really the best time," shouted Mrs. Lonnie Bennett. "There's old Lonnie. Good old Lonnie," yelled some of his mining friends. He acknowledged the greeting with a wide grin. No one talked of it at that moment, but the miners will have a healthy paycheck coming —an average of about $528-for 40 hours at straight pay and 73 hours at time and a half. The miners were trapped in three groups, separated by a half mile each in the 36-inch high passageway that is shaped roughly like a printed lower case "h." PRIVILEGES AUTHORIZED IS SECOND CLASS MAIL BlrthevJIIe Courier New* BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. ZIP - 72315 Harrr W. HMnes, PuDlisbel 3rd at Walnut St. BtjtheviLle, Ark. Published dally eicept Sunflas Second class postage paid at Bly- theTille, Ark. In Blytheville ?nd towns fn tfc« Blytbeville trade territory. HOME DELIVERY RATES Dally ; 35c per week 'BY MAIL PAYABLE IN ADVANCF Within 50 miles of Blytnevllle 18.00 per yei-t Mire than 50 miles trout BlyinerUlt S18.00 per year Services By COBB FUNERAL NOME INTEGRITY LEHMAN GEAN — Services Sunday at 2 p.m. in Cobb chapel. COBB FUNERAL HOME is a member of ' NATIONAL SELECTED MORTICIANS an International Association of Funeral Directors with a code of ethics dedicated to serve and protect the public Interest. . MEMBER BY INVITATION Cobb Funeral Home 1 BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. Mr. Sudden Service Soys: CHECK THESES PRICES BEFORE YOU BUY! Alanap 5 gallons $19-25 Alanap-plus 5 gallons $32.40 Dyanap 5 gallons $22.50 Dinitro 5 gallons §19-25 D. S. M. A 50 lbs - $ 15 ' 00 M. S. M. A • • 1 g allon $ 3 ' 19 Ansar529 1 gallon S2.70 Ansar 584 4</ 2 lb. $2.70 Panther Juce • 1 gallon $2.85 Surfactant P«r gallon $2.05 Lorox 4 Ib. $11.40 Tenoran 6 Ib. $13.50 Soybean Seed Protectant with Moly .. 10 lbs. $7.25 Soybean Seed Protectant 10 lbs. $5-50 Soybean Inoculation 5 bu. 75c Cert. Hill Soybeans per bushel $3.90 Cert. Davis Soybeans . per bushel $3.80 Non-Cert. Pickett per bushel $4.40 Farmers Soybean Corp. 'THE MOMf OF SUDDEN SERVICE" Phone PO 3-8191 — N. Broadway & Hutson Blytheville, Ark. The People's Candidate For SHERIFF Vote For The Progressive Candidate CHARLIE SHORT 9 Ytars Blythtvillt Chief of Police 6 Y«ar» Diputy Shtriff VOTE FOR CHARLES W. "CHARLIE" SHORT FOR SHERIFF Pol. Adv. Paid For By Charles W. Short

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