The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 21, 1968 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 21, 1968
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Rythevflle (Ark.) Courier New» — Tuesday, May 21, 1968 *- Pag* Stars Contribute To Poor People By BOB THOMAS AP Movie-Television Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) '- Jack King's successor as president Of the Southern. Christian Leadership .Conference, the .Rev. Lemmon, who earns as high asi Ralph > David Abernathy, told „ „,;!!!„„ rfnii^o nor- ninfiirn /in. t ne audience: "Your presence here indicates; that we are not alone in our struggle." Abernathy told of his own a million dollars per picture, do nated half his salary on his next film deal to the campaign to help poor-people. . Three persons, including Ros-^ .alind-Russell, gave a total of $11,000 to send bus loads o£ Los Angeles poor to Resurrection City, U.SiA., • in Washington, D.C. These were some o£ the results of a meeting last week to enlist Hollywood support of the Poor People's Campaign. Some of the nation's highest-paid personalities came to a Bel-Air mansion to hear of starvation, homelessness and neglect of their fellow Americans. Harry Belafonte was ctiair- man of the meeting, which overflowed the art-filled living room of producer Edward Lewis. Talking softly but with undisguised intensity, Belafonte told of his involvement with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s movement since 1956. He called for support of the King tradition of nonviolence. He said that in the wake of King's assassination such Negro militants as Stokely Carmichael, H. Rap Brown and Leroi Jones had been persuaded to mute their campaigns to give the-principles of King a chance to prevail. ' : Belafonte introduced Mrs. Martin Luther King. After the audience stood and applauded, the widow spoke slowly but unfalteringly of her partnership with her late husband in the civil rights campaign. -• "I'm -convinced more now than ever of the Tightness of our course," she said. "I'm more determined now than ever that my husband's dream will become a, reality." ter what his next film deal is, he Today In History said, "Fifty per cent of that pic-j p ac jfj c . ture—gone!" His contribution to the Poor People's Campaign could amount to..$500,000., Brando reported telegrams of support from Rod Steiger," Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster, Shir- By TH3 ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Tuesday, May 21, the 142nd day of 1968. There are 224 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1956, the first U.S. hydrogen bomb was exploded over Bikini atoll in the partnership with: King and how! ] ev MacLaine and the Smothers they became known as "the.civ-l b ro thers. A spirited discussion il rights twins and jail mates," having been : jailed together 19 times. He.spoke of'events leading to the assassination and said that the fallen leader, unable to speak because of: the bullet wound; told, him with his eyes: "Ralphsit has happened.;! told you so. You have to carry on. You can't let me down." An associate, the Rev. Andrew Young, presented the specifics: "We want your art. We want your presence. We want your money." He cited examples of how entertainers could help the movement: The pairing of Robert Culp and Bill Cosby on.TV's "I Spy"; Peggy Lee's introduction of Ray Charles .to white America; Fats Domino's attracting "of white teen-agers in Dallas, aiding a school integration struggle. , '. .. Young asked the celebrities to visit Resurrection City and other areas of the civil rights campaign, and he told of the financial needs, ;such as $5,200 daily to feed the tent city residents and $310 for a tent. Marlon Brando took over the microphone and began emotionally: "If anyone is not interested in what we're talking about tonight, please,-get up and leave the room." NO .one left. He then issued a call for those present to make committments, whether it was pledging one per cent of their "salaries, marching in Washington, or making films about poor Americans. Jack Lemmon rose to comment: "I'm lucky—I happen to be hot at the moment." No mat- took place with such speakers as Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Robert Morse, Jean Seberg, Anthony Franciosa, Louis Lomax and Mrs. Nat King Cole offering suggestions for action. Blank checks were distributed, and a meeting to form a committee and plan future moves was announced for this week. Among those attending: James Garner, Lome" Greene, Barbra Streisand, Carr Reiner, Eva Marie. Saint; Natalie Wood, Ben Gazzara, Peggy Lee, Robert Wise, Pat Paulsen, Leonard Nimoy, Stuart Whitman, Barbara Bain Martin Landau, Robert Culp, France' Nuyeh, Jean Simmons, Richard Brooks, Shelley Berman. NO GRIZZLIES IN NEW MEXICO SANTA FE, N. M. (AP) The New Mexico Game and Fish Department says there shouldn't be any worry about grizzley bears attacking anyone in the state. A department spokesman say there hasn't been a grizzly in New Mexico in more than 30 years.. There are so-called black bear in the state, the spokesman said, and they will leave people alone under most circumstances. The spokesman said the department has had several anxious inquiries "since the tragic mishaps" involving grizzly bears in Montana. ART FOR,CHILDREN is created by Rudy Seno, a sculptor who uses a variety of metals to depict edible treats, such as a peanut, top right, and an' ice cream sandwich seat supported by four ice cream cones, top left. The artist, above, is surrounded by bis works, some of which soar to a heteht of nine JeeL ATTENIION WHEAT FARMERS Army Worms Will Damage Wheat Heads This Corning Week! Spray Before Damage Is Done. Call ... . JOHN BRIGHT FLYING SERVICE FOR AIRPLANE SPRAYING • . .:.:,:,• >H.i 364-2475 On this date in 1542, the Spanish explorer, Hernando De Soto, died while searching for gold and treasure along the Mississippi River. In 1868, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was nominated for the presidency. In 1881, Glara ; Barton founded the American Red Cross. In 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh reached Paris after the first solo flight across the Atlantic. In 1942, during the Pacific war thousands of Japanese troops landed at Foochow, China. In' 1948, President Harry S. Truman sent Congress a-special message proposing statehood for Alaska. Ten years ago—30 persons were killed'in a train derailment near Bombay, India. Five years ago—Alabama's Gov. George C. Wallace voiced defiance when a federal court ordered the University of Alabama to admit two Negroes. One year ago—King Cbnstan- tine . of Greece announced the birth of. a son, Paul. : REGULAR THOROUGHFARE MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) More than 100,000 people moved through the Cumberland Gap between 1775 and 1795. RAN INTO A BIG CAVE CAVE CITY, Ky. (AP) - It is said that Mammoth Cave was discovered in 1799 by a hunter named Houchins who was chasing a wounded bear. NEW YORK (AP) — Things * columnist might never know if he didn't open his mail: Forty million Americans—one in every five of us—own a firearm of some kind. Perhaps that's why the other 160 million are so worried. If food doesn't taste as good to you as it did when you were a kid, there's a good reason. Your sensitivity to taste increases from the age of three to 20, then declines slowly. It falls off more quickly in men than women, who seem better able to enjoy the good things of life right up to the end. Air-conditioned homes aren't new. Ancient Egyptians, according to National Geographic, soaked the walls of their dwellings to keep them cool. Romans packed the hollow outer walls of their villas with snow rushed down the mountains by relays of slaves. Your chances of living longer are greater in some sections of the country than in others. The healthiest area seems to be a belt in the Great Plains stretching from Minnesota through Nebraska to Texas. The death rate there for middle-aged men between 45 and 64 is about half that of some sections of the populous East Coast. Quotable notables: "All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow."—artist Grant Wood. Although more than 3,000 flavor combinations of ice cream have been tested, no one has managed to make prune or licorice ice cream popular. Other flavor flops: kumquat and chile con carne. Americans will eat about a billion gallons of ice cream this year—20 quarts for every man, woman and child. Prosperity note: Somebody's making more money. In I960 only 567,000 people reported incomes at or above $25,000. This year the number is estimated at 1.373 million. The porcupine has a wider range of appetite than a goat. It has been known to consume anything from a leather boot to an automobile steering wheel. But foresters dislike these quilled beasties because they prefer to dine on the inner bark of trees. One porcupine in a year can kill or injure 2,000 young trees. Opportunity: Want to win $10,000? All you have to do is discover a cure for schizophrenia, the world's most prevalent mental disease. In offering the $10,000 prize, the American Schizophrenia Foundation said it hoped to build the award figure to $100,000. Blooming expensive: What flower seed is worth a hundred times its weight in gold? The seed of the begonia. It takes more than a million to make an ounce which may sell for $3,500. Know your language: 'The phrase, being "on the wagon," applied to persons who have given up drinking, is an old U.S. Army term.. Drunken soldiers sometimes . were punished by being restricted to the water wagon which accompanied troops on the march. Folklore: To keep in health, always cut your finger nails on a Tuesday. You can heal an aching ear'by putting into it an ointment made from the fat of a fox. Dreaming about snakes is a sign you have an enemy, and if you kill the snake you'll defeat your foe. If a girl's lower lip itches, a short man will soon kiss her; if her upper lip, a tall man. It was William Somerset Maugham who observed, "I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation. WJWIO. WEDNESDAY, MAY 2Z 2:00 THE PLANET EARTH The Force of Gravity. 2:30 ALL ABOARD Look At The Pretty Baby. 3:00 JOURNEY Location: Niagara. 3:30 TOPIC: MEMPHIS CITY SCHOOLS The New Library: Use of libraries as materials centers. Graduation: What students plan to do after completing high school education. 4:00 WHAT'S NEW Okefenokee Swamp, and its wild life. 4:30 CONVERSATION WITH SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER Expo '67 was the setting for this interview, and it is the first extensive television interview granted by Sir Laurence. One of the major topics discussed is the work of the National Theatre. 5:30 EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE Point of Order. 6:00 SPOTLIGHT ON OPERA Verdi, I. Great music of the ages with host Dr. Jan Popper. 6:30 WHAT'S NEW Okefenokee Swamp, and its wild life. 7:00 ALL ABOARD Look At The Pretty Baby. 7:30 CHANNEL 10 TRAVELS Location: Niagara. 8:00 ANATOMY OF A HIT behind the scene of today's popular music business. 8:30 PUBLIC AFFAIRS Regional Report. 9:30 THE DISSENTERS William F. Buckley, Jr., editor columnist, TV personality and sometime candidate, discusses his conservative view of America and the world. More than 90 per cent of the exports of Barbados are sugai and sugar products, such as molasses and rum. Strictly Businei! ORIN V. Alexander, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Alexander' of Blytheville, recently was elected president of the Nevada Funeral Service Association during the group's Instate convention in Las Vegas, He is, manager and executive director of the Pyramid Fu~ neral Home in Sparks, Nev. IS ALL ASPIRIN THE SAME? We don't know how carefully cheap aspirin tablets are made. But we do know St. Joseph Aspirin goes through over 100 quality tests to make sure its purity is the beat you can buy. We believe the extra care we take- takes extra care of you. Take care of yourself. Take St. Joseph Aspirin. IT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW! OLD FASHIONED SAVINGS ON NEEDS FOR YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY OLD FASHIONED SAVINGS ON MOST WANTED HOME FURNISHINGS COMPARE Anywhere at 39.99... 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