The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 23, 1968 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 23, 1968
Page 8
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My«i«vlH« (Art.) gourtor lfew» ~ Bwrriay, May », 1MI - Fifl J MEMBERS OF THE BURDETTE Jr. High Student Council held their final meeting of < this school year last week. Outgoing mem- Ubete of the group are Donna Stumbaugh, & Shirley -.Weathers, Dianna Stumbaugh, Sheri f* Brown, Johnny Foreman, Retha Weathers, John Singleton, Susie Webb, Theresa York, and Mike Shannon. Officers for next year will be Shirley Weathers, president; Becky Brownlee, vice-president; Shirley Lambert, secretary-treasurer; and Cathy Gunter, reporter. (Courier News Photo) It's Just Dog Talk By GENE HANDSAKER Associated Press Writer . • TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) Pepe Genova is 5 years old and ,%he can talk; t ' This statement <might arouse widespread and well-merited apathy if Pepe were a child. But he's a dog—a Chihuahua, weighing 6& pounds. , Pepe can say things like, "Hello" and "How are you?" and appears to have either a ru- ,i dimentary sense of humor or ..poor judgment. Otherwise he I *would hardly make passes at a > firl'beagle eight times his size, o*r tell a furnace repairman "I Hflove you " I f *The hardened cynics say his ^mistress is a. ventriloquist. But , j!Pepe really can talk Y" Not distinctly, you understand f ^—strictly mouthful of marbles r . 2nd mush with a lot of high"pitched whining and howling on the side; '" But I heafd'him say, "Hullo" I and "Da"—she's the pretty lady next door—and "I love yer." Pepe, who is tan and shorthaired, was a gift to Irene Genova from her machinist husband, Jerry. * * * One day when Pepe was 11 months old, Mrs. Genova heard him say through the backyard chain-link fence to Cleo, the beagle next door: "I want you." Later a furnace repairman was greeted by Pepe with "I love you." That led to an article in the gas company's magazine. Then came performances before asthmatic and retarded children, and disabled veterans' and an appearance on a recent television show. The show brought .Mrs.' Genova letters from 'air'b'ver the country, most of theni accusing her of being Pepe!s subirosa voice. Mrs. Genova "indignantly denies it | She "starts Pepe talking byj holding him tenderly and cooing, "I love you" or "Oooooh, he's so pretty!" "Ooooh," Pepe howls, "Hullo!" Pepe's' performance for the interview wasn't up to par, Mrs. Genova said, because I had brought a tape recorder. He freezes up, she explained, ever since he heard another interviewer with a recorder play back the tape. Ha Breedlove, the lady next door, said Pepe frequently speaks to her through the fence, calling out her first name. By phone he has said "I love you" and "Hello, how are you?" to Mrs. Geneva's sister and brother in New York and a friend in Florida, Mrs. Genova said. He did not talk on the phone for me. Today In History An estimated 22 million Americans now own stocks In one or more companies. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Thursday, May 23, the.144th day of .1968. There are 222 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1915, Germany declared war on Italy. On this date- In 1455, the Battle of Saint Albans was fought in the War of Roses. In 1701, Capt. William Kidd was hanged in London after being convicted on charges of piracy and murder. In 1788, South Carolina entered the Union as the eighth state. In 1911, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Panama Canal bill. In 1939, the submarine "Squalus" sank off Portsmouth, N.H. Thirty-three of the 59 men aboard were rescued *ith a diving bell. In 1945, the chief of the Nazi secret^ police, Heinrich .Himmler, committed suicide at Luneburg, Germany, three days after his capture by the British. Ten years ago — .It was announced that Argentine destroyers had attacked—and probably sunk—an unidentified submarine 800 miles south of Buenos Aires. . '-'•' Five years ago—A new city government took office in Birmingham, Ala., increasing hope for racial peace in the city. One year ago—It was reported that Egypt was carrying out land, sea and air operations to block the Gulf of Aqaba. WORKMEN REMOVED the concrete canopies from above the side entrances to the Mississippi County Courthouse last week and will replace,them with new aluminum ones. The order for destruction of the old canopies was given by Coun- by Judge A. A. (Shug) Banks after pieces of concrete reportedly were periodically falling, creating a hazard to people walking underneath. (Courier News Photo) Alexander .Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, died on Aug. 2, 1922, at Baddeck, Nova Scotia. ' . •. News Briefs ANN ARBOR, Mich! (AP) Dr. James Harris of the University of Michigan says a group of American scientists will exam- ne the face and teeth of 500 ligh priests and nobles buried in Egypt from 2680 to 2258 B.C. :o check on the dental condition of Egyptian nobility. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Government meterologists went to a farm, to check the path of a tornado, that had skipped I through the area the day before, and noticed that the hens were still making a racket. The farmer said it was because the storm killed his enly rooster. PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Reserve Officer Training Corps commissions will no longer be given at Brown University commencements because of student protests, but rather separate ceremonies will be held, Dr. Ray L. Heffner, university president, announced. President Truman set up the White Houses's first and only horseshoe court. Bullet Head SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dr. Ralph B. Williams, Alaska state bacteriologist may be released from a hospital within two weeks with five bullets in his head. Dr. Dudley J. Fournier said Williams, beaten in a mugging and then shot as he lay unconscious on a street the night of May 12, is walking around his room "looking better, and better." Williams, 57, was unaware he was shot until he went to Fournier the next afternoon com- plaining of a nagging headache. X rays disclosed the bullets in his head. Fournier earlier had said the bullets would be sealed off by * healing of the wounds and that ,r it would be better not to attempt^surgery unless it was required.^ <<• Describe Bandit MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Police' seeking a description of a gunman who robbed a Miami loan company of $250 were told Tuesday that the bandit wore no socks and had white spots on his ankles. WANT JOBS Of Bg" JOBSf MEM OR WQMM fORMU UythevHIt Courier News Exclusively At Hays JUNIOR, HOUSE And yott fove ft, • especially when it's this frankly feminine version of the skirt and shirt look. Brown mini-dot ^ gayly sprinkled on starkwhite. Of50%KodeJ® ] 60% cotton. From the Montego Bay Collection. Softculotta Sizes 3-13. Sheer voile. Bowterhatl vv From the Montego Bay Collection: Be suited up for summer in a suit that's sure to suit your fashion tastes. 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