The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 23, 1968 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 23, 1968
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Btyfh«vtTl« (Ark.) Courier N«w» - thursday, May W, KM - Pug* TtffM JM. FEB. MARCH APRIL MAY JUKE JULY -1968 • OCT." APRIL 1966. 1S«7 Draft calls show o sharp drop for June and July and are expected to continue relatively low for the rest of 1968, .due largely to a high re-enlistment rote. The July call is •the lowest sine* April of lost year. The peak call was in October, 1966. Peace Talks Are Rigidly Frozen By STEPHENS BROENING Associated Press Writer PARIS (AP) - Four •American and North times Vietnamese negotiators have met in the past 10 days, and four times they have come away rigidly frozen in their original positions. U-.S: spokesmen have called the. North Vietnamese "stubborn." The .Vietnamese called the Americans "obstinate". The stumbling-block is always the same—North Vietnamese insistence on an unconditional end to U.S. bombing of their country and U.S., insistence that "reciprocal restraint" on Hanoi's part must accompany a halt in the bombing "The talks are frozen," said one ..neutral diplomat after Rap Brown Free Pending Appeal . NEW ORLEANS (AP) - H. | lies. Rap Brown remained free on " r bond today pending appeal 'of his federal court conviction on a charge, of violating the National Firearms Act. Brown,- :24, • chairman of- the 'Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, drew the maximum penalty ; of 'five years in prison ,and ,a $2,000 fine after the bira- ! cial' jury returned its verdict •Wednesday;night. ..' Under' terms of; the $15,000 bond, Brown's travel was restricted to the Southern District of New York State: '' The immediate sentencing by U.S. District Judge Lansing L. Mitchell was at the request of William M. Kunstjer, of New York, chief defense attorney for the Black Power advocate. Kunstier included a plea for leniency, describing'the government case-as an effort to "silence" Brown, a frequent and fiery speaker at civil rights ral- "It is tune this persecution must stop and this is persecution of Ithe. most blatant sort!" cried : Kunstier. "We recall that everything Adolf'Hitler did'was "The.issue of'black or white was only, brought into this case by-.the defendant!", shouted U.S; Atty., Louis LaCour.-"We-deeply resent statement's making .'such a 1 comparison; to Hitler;" • /, Brown-was convicted- uhder-'a. section of the act' forbidding anyone under indictment on,a felony charge'to transport a gun across state lines.. The decision hinged on the.:issue of wfiether.Brown knew -he was.under indictment in Maryland at the time he. traveled from'New York City: to Baton Rouge, La., Aug. -16, 1967,. with' an Ml carbine in his-luggage, then flew back, to New York Aug. 18 carrying the same gun/ A Dorchester County, 1M., Wednesday's three-hour meeting. The talks are in recess until next Monday. At the meeting Wednesday, Xuan Thuy, chief North .Vietnamese negotiator, rejected an appeal from U.S.-Ambassador W. Averell Harriman that both delegations stop making tfieir conference statements public. Harriman said this would "make possible a more useful and meaningful exchange of views." Thuy told Harriman the proposal did not "meet the exigencies of the situation." Later a 1 North Vietnamese spokesman at a news conference cited a Vietnamese proverb: "He who has something to conceal hides behind a bush. He who has nothing to conceal continues straight along the path." for the U.S. delegation, newsmen he didn't think told this was a threat to break off the talks if the United States doesn't retreat. Experienced diplomatic observers agreed. They said Thuy was probably' trying to emphasize his government's determination not to budge until the bombing issue is settled on its terms. Is the United States thinking about breaking off the talks? "Certainly not," Jorden said. LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lucius Porter has been making whisky barrels for 52 years and he says that as long as it is necessary for bourbon to be aged in oak he-will have a job. Porter, 72, has been with a barrel firm since 1916, but with only three barrel makers left in "This is the first time thej LOS Angeles the trade is fading grand jury returned the indictment-'Aug. 14 on charges of arson and inciting to not, based on Brown's speech at a civil rights rally in Cambridge, Md Kunstier argued that Brown was. not notified'of'the : indictment, ; had not. learned of it through. newspaper ~ stories or hews/.'.broadcasts,;' and that therefore the-gun charge-was invalid.' ' -.-.." ... ;LaCour said it was.preposter- ous to say^ .that'''neither' Brown nor; his lawyer, Kunstier, knew of the indictment, in. view : of news-stories about- the legal action. " : ' { Judge' : Mitchell' had. ruled,' at the start of'the'trial, that any knowledge of the indictment was enough to sustain ..the gun charge. He instructed the jurors they should not convict unless they felt' that the government proved Brown .knew about the indictment..-'; . " '. North Vietnamese have. had a Western audience, and they are making the .most of the sounding board," one diplomat said. He added that he thinks Hanoi will block all progress in the talks until it extracts a cessation of the bombing or until its propaganda aim is fulfilled. The North Vietnamese continued their efforts to put the United States on' the defensive Wednesday. "In the event, these official conversations do not produce results, the,American side must bear the full and entire responsibility," Thuy. told Harriman. William J. Jorden, spokesman fast. Louis Philippe (1830-48) the last king of France. ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) A motel that reported the theft of four color television sets told police Monday a well-dressec man had reserved the four rooms from which they were stolen. The man, who did nol pay for the rooms, told the motel he was reserving them for a party of friends. FOR THURSDAY, MAY 9, 1968 IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS CHARLES J. DAVIS, Vs. PLAINTIFF. NO. 17624 CYNTHIA LEE DAVIS, DEFENDANT. WARNING ORDER The defendant, Cynthia Lee Davis, is hereby warned to appear in this Court within thirty (30) days and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Charles J. Davis, and upon her failure to do so, said complaint will be taken as confessed. WITNESS my hand as Clerk of the Chancery Court of the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, and the seal of said Court, this 6th day of May, .1968. SEAL GERALDINE.LISTON, ' ' , CLERK. REID, SURGE & PREVALLET Attorneys for Plaintiff LEON. BURROW Attorney Ad Litem. 5-9, 16, 23, 30 «•••••••••••••*•••••••••«•••••••••••••••••*•* U.S. Viet Casualties Reach Second High SAIGON (AP) - The number of 'Americans reported killed last week, was the second largest weekly toll of .the Vietnam war. ; The U.S. Command announced today that 549 American! died in action, 13 less than the record S62 killed the previous week. . The command said: 2,282 Americans were wounded in action last week, 57 more-than the week, before, Of those wounded last week, 1,3.14'required hospi- taiization, the command said. South- Vietnamese headquar- NOTICE Notice is hereby given-that a Petition has been filed .with the City Council for the City of . Blytheville, Arkansas by Blytheville School District No. 5 requesting the Council-under its authority as a city of the first class -to .vacate and close those portions of Fulton and Jameson Streets .lying West of .'Seventh Street and more particularly described as'follows: All.of Jameson: Street between Block One (1), and Block Four (4) of the.E.M. Bryean Addition to the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, lying West of'Seventh Street and-all of Fulton Street between Block Four (4) and Block Five.(5) of the E. M. Bryean Addition to the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, lying West of Seventh Street. Said Petition will be heard by the CityCouncil at the City Hall in Blytheville, Arkansas,, at a meeting scheduled to-be held at 7:30 P.M. on. the llth. day. of June,. 1968. All interested per- ons ar» directed to appear at said time and place and state their objection!,, if any, to the vacating and closing of Mid portions of said streets. DATED thif 14th day of May, 1968. DOROTHY L. BESHARSE, CUyCtork. ••••f- •• " - • • ters reported 475 troops killed last government week, 1,476 wounded and 71 missing or captured. -The week before, port was 675 killed,:l,999 wound* ed and 96 missing. : The two commands said 4,765 of the enemy were killed last week.. The U.S. 'Command' also revised its report- of .enemy killed the week before,.raising it from 5,552 to 8,186. Although'not a record, this was among 'he heaviest tolls .of the .war. i • .. The U.S. Command, said the report raised the. total American combat casualties in Vietnam since Jan. 1, 1961,to J3.500 killed and 143,676 wounded, with- 74,582 of the latter, requiring, hospitaiization. .'. A total of 1,211 Americans are missing, or captured, the report said. ' . The -summary said enemy casualties^since Jan. 1,1961, are at least. 350,074 killed. . The cpuntinuing,high level of the casualties on both sides results from a general .increase to the intensity of the war and a number of sharp but scattered engagements.; While there have bee.n few' recent prolonged actions, .there has Seen a stepup ,to general activity, on both. sides, much of it centered in'the five 'northernmost provinces. •'.• First 1 English .settlers landed oft Barbados in 1627 and, within two years, 1,850 colonists were living there. -'•••'• INVITATION FOR BIDS Sealed prtpdsals received by the Board of Commissioners of Drainage District No. 17 of Mississippi County, Arkansas, First National Office-Building, Blytheville, Arkansas, until 10:30 o'clock a.m. (C.S.T.), May 29,1968, for excavating approximately 68,380. Cubic Yards of Ditch Clean-out, at which time and place the proposals will be publicly opened and-read aloud. The work is located in Mississippi County, Arkansas, at two separate locations. Any bids received after closing time will be returned unopened. Copies of Plans, Specifications and Contract Documeuts,. prepared by James B. Seitz & Associates, .are on file in the office of Drainage District No. 17 at Blytheville, Arkansas, and are open for public inspection. A set of such documents may be obtained from James-B. Seitz &.Associates, P.O. Box 143, Osceola, Arkansas, upon payment of Fifteen ($15.00) Dollars, not to be refunded. The character and amount of security, to be furnished-by each bidder are stated in the above mentioned documents. -. Bidder must be licensed in the State of Arkansas, and the Contractor's license number must appear on the face of the envelope containing his bid. The Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids and- to waive informalities or technicalities. BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 17 J. W. Meyer ; Secretary P. 0. Box 446, Blytheville, Arkansas Ralph Ratton FOR CONGRESS First Congressional Dist. (Pol. Ad. Pd. for by Asa Crow, Chra.- Citizens for Ratton Committee.) •••••••••••••••t•••••••••••••••••••••»••••• MADE SO EASY KODAK INSTAMATIC" STILL CAMERAS INCLUDES: COLOR FILM, BATTERIES AND PLASH CUBES. 15 The Kodak Instamatie Makes a Perfect Graduation Gift Available Aft HIWAV DRUGS OWEN'S DRUGS BARNEY'S DRUGS 1201 W. Main 523 N. Sixth 2006 W. Main nwer, wer dian^ng inbeaety-*e hantest most fcnpert***, brilliant of minerats. Universally weoenized as the peer o« gen*, «. - for fee arteries - has bean man's dwse* mar to doeto« Ms pridtand in a woman and to tell of Ms marriage pwmise. U* us Mpyot t» s WM* so «hat yem •» b» pK»d <* » an jwr life. tM* MONBf ftAOC OUARAMTEE -CONVEMtEm TERMS It only tok«t o f«w minuttt to open an account at Drcifut— THURSDAY, MAY t IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OP MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS WAYLON JBFFEHSON SHELTON, PLAINTIFF V. NO. 17615 ANNIE P. SHELTON, ' DEFENDANT. WARNING ORDER Tne Defendant, Annie P. Shelton, is hereby warned to appear within thirty (30) days in the above Court to answer a Complaint filed against her by Way- Ion Jefferson Shelton, and is hereby warned that upon her failure to so appear and defend that said Complaint mayli* taken as confessed as by law, provided. . WITNESS the .hand and seal of! the Clerk of the above styled:' Court this the 30th day of April,' 1968. SEAL GEBALDINE LISTQN, CLERK. By BETTY COX®, D -& Gardner & Steinsiek :• Attorneys for Plaintiff Graham Sudbury Attorney ad Litem ,-,5-2, 9, 16,':23 PROFOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 55 (Legislative) • FOB A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO DESIGNATE THE COUNTY JUDGE OP EACH COUNTY AS THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER OF THE COUNTY; TO REVISE THE DUTIES OP THE COUNTY COURT; AND TO AUTHORIZE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO PRESCRIBE THE NUMBER OP JUSTICES OP THE PEACE TO BE ELECTED IN THE SEVERAL COUNTIES. BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the State of Arkansas, and by the Senate, a 'majority of all the members elected to each house agreeing thereto: That the following is hereby proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Arkansas, and upon being submitted to the electors of the State for approval or rejection at the next general election for Representatives and Senators, if majority of the electors voting thereon, at such an election, adopt such amendment, the same shall'become a part of the Constitution of the State of Arkansas, to wit:. SECTION I. That Section 28 of Article VII of the Constitution of the State of Arkansas is hereby amended as follows: . "Section 28.' (a) The' county Judge shall be the administrative officer :of the county, and In his capacity as county administrator the county judge shall, in the manner provided by law; approve ;he disbursement of money for county purposes;, supervise the construction, maintenance 'and mprovement of county roads and bridges, •; county buildings and other county improvement; .make contracts; purchases and sales in behalf of the county; and, per-, form such additional. duties as administrative . officer of the county as may be prescribed by law. The: General Assembly shall enact laws requiring each county ; Judge to furnish a surety .bond of a corporate surety company authorized to do business in this State, in such amount .as may be determined by law, for th» faithful performance and .accounting of all duties imposed upon the county judge as county administrator. Any person ;ag. grieved by any act or omission of the county Judge, acting in his capacity as county administrator, may appeal to the-'circuit court of the county, 'ana from the action of the circuit court may %ppeaJ to the Supreme Court. (b) In addition to his duties as administrative officer of the county, 1 the county judge shall b9 the judge of, the county coiirt. The county court shall have jurisdiction with respect to the inr ternal improvement and local concerns of the respective counties, except with respect to those duties of the county judge as-Sie administrative officer of „ the county as provided in sub-section (a) of this section, as may : be provided by law. :•-.;, ' (c) Until otherwise provided-by law, jurisdiction and duties of the county court, existing at the time of the adoption of "£h& amendment, with respect .-to batsardy, vagrancy, the appren. ticeship o{ minors and the juve- nlle court shall be vested in and performed by the chancery court of the counts-, provided that, the General Assembly may vest such duties or jurisdiction in such other, courts or departments" "as may be provided by law." ; ,-,-,, SECTION 2. That Section 39_of Article VII of the Contitution of the State of Arkansas is hei'eby amended to read as follows:;','. 1 "Section 39. Every township shall elect at least two justices of the peace and such additional number, based on the number of elector in the townhip as m'ay be provided by law. In determining the number of additional justices of the peace to be elected from each township, the General Assembly may classify th? counties of the State into general population groups, with "tli« number to be elected from each township ix> be based on -tha olassslfication of the county." Hied March 15, 1967 KELLY BRYANT Secretary Of Stal« On* «f MM great**! wotth bityi In Aimrlcd today...;_' Shop Dnifvrwhw* MlccHani or* campUte. '_ S**'curfim«iM«Mwnt«f Oaravcll* CJoda. ~" CARAVELLE CONVfNIWT , B!lir\\/A BUDG«rT«M$ BMSKSNOf SULOVA 3 ways to buy, • Cash • Charga »ff*^ \

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