The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 28, 1968 · Page 2
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— B!ythevill« (Ark.) Courier Newi-Tuesday, May a, 19W X-.AW; S. (BIRD DOG) Johnston (right), retiring Frisco Railway Company employe, receives a memento of his -service from Jim O'Hearn, Blytheville trainmaster, as Mrs. Johnston Iwfes on. Johnston ends 43 years service with the company June 1. He received the certificate on Ms 65th birthday, May 9;,-at a party attended by about 100 of his friends. 'Bird Dog Plans j- = Retirement June 1 Come June 1, W. S. (Bird Dog) Johnston will end his 43- year'career with the Frisco Railway Company. Sirfce he reached his 65th birthday May 9 Johnston will retire after 23 years as district sales manager in the Blytheville Frisco traffic office.. Called Bird Dog due to his many years as a breeder and trainer of champion bird dogs, Johnston began his career with Frisco in 1924 as a telegraph operator-agent. In 1942 he went to Birmingham, Ala., as a freight and passenger agent, returning to Blytheville in 1945 as district sales manager. Johnston is married to the HEALTH former Mary Alice Polk and has one daughter, Mrs. J. M. (Rosemary) Williams of Blytheville. He has three grandchildren. May 9, this year, about 100 of his friends and associates gave him a birthday parly in the Royal Coach. Room of the Holiday Inn, celebrating h i s 65th birthday and upcoming retirement. Among those attending was B. F. Mahon, regional sales manager from St. Louis. Mahon served as master of ceremonies, monies. Also present Were other Frisco officials from St. Louis and Memphis. Daily Record Weather m •yesterday's hlL Overnight low — dO Precipitation previous 24 hours (to | n.m. today) — noun „ I'reclpltation Jan. 1 to dutn—21.56 Sunset today — 8:04 Sunrise tomorrow — 5--™ This nate a Year ABO Yesterday's high — 92 Overnight low — 67 rf ..-_ 17 , B Precipitation Jan. 1 to da.e—11.10 Circles Meetings Circle Two of New Belli el Baptist Church will meet Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the home of Mrs. M. Taylor. Circle One will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. in the home of Mrs. C. Horton. The pastor and choir of New Bethel will participate in the ninth anniversary celebration of Rev and Mrs. P. J- Yancey, Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Westend Baptist Church. R. G. Gostner Mai-kefs Open High Low Last Chicago Wheat July Sept Dec . 138 141% 147% 138 141% 147% 137 s /s 141V4 147 Ve 137% 141% 147% Robert Gordon Costner, 79 died at Manila Nursing Home ^ars following a Chicago Soybeans July . 271% 271% 271 Vi 271% Aug . 270% 270f& 270 270'/i Sepl . 264% 2G4% 264-la 264% New York Stocks Texa GS Chrysler RCA AT& T Dow Xerox 291 GM 79% Pan Americ 20 7 /s Ford 58 W'house 71% US Steel 35Vs Curtis Pub NO QUOTE Comsat frtfs Anir. Motors 12i« 121% 65% 49 ! /i 48% 80% (Continued from Page One) he said.) * *-'*'• Tagging along with the sanitarian on • out of his ; inspection trips heightens one's appreciation of the functions he performs. At a doughnut shop the pro- prieter nervously wipes his hands on 'the apron he is wearing when Mayo identifies himself as being with the Health Department, "I'd like to make an inspection," Mayo smiles, and t h e owner nods a quick "Yessir." .:The: conversation goes "something like: "Do you have a theremometer in this refrigerator?" (The temperature has to be kept down to at least 45 degrees, he confides to his reporter-companion.) Tlie owner does have a thermometer but had placed it .in the soft-drink machine; Another thermometer will be purchased. At the other end of the little shop 'several children are scrutinizing four trays of gaily-colored doughnuts, The frays are not covered. Mayo turns to write on his report that the doughnuts must be kept covered as a protection against sneezing and flies. As he is writing, .the owner's hand quickly scoops several broken toothpicks -off the counter away from the trays. An instant smile greets the inspector as he turns back around and the owner nods that he will make sure the trays are always covered. Mayo completes, his inspeo- tion, looking under counters, making notes on. his report. As we leave, two women, each with a dog on a leash, enter the store. Mayo grins and shakes his head, "You can't win 'em all." * * * Back at the Health Department, Dr. Beasley opines that he needs at least two more sanitarians to handle the staggering work load Mayo is shouldering. While the Quorum Court might be willing to come up with half the needed salary increase, getting the state to produce the necessary funds is another problem. The HD not only, is battling bacteria, but also .must fight the fight, of the vanishing dollar, he said. "At a health conference I attended in Oklahoma they told us that we have to update our programs and start thinking about entering the field of chronic .diseases. "Now all we have to do is figure out where to get • the money to do it," he said. Two signs on a bulletin board in Beasley's office may well be symbolic. They urge: Down!" As he looked at them the doctor brushed a hand across his balding head, grinned, and said, "Not a chance. Not a chance.' Parke Davis Gen. Elect 87% Beth. Steel 28% Reynolds Tob 4114 Touch and Go NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The traffic light at an intersection in this Long Island community locked in a set position Thursday, showing red on all four sides. Motorists hailed. Horns honked. Traf!ic backed up in each direction. After several minutes, a police patrol car sped up. An officer jumped oul, walked up to a control box and gavn it a good, h«rd pounding with the side of his fist. The light changed, and traffic moved again. Ark-La 35% Ark-Mo (BID) 10% Divco-Wavne 56 Monday morning long illness. He .was a retired farmer. ,,„.,„„,„„,„„ Services will be 2 p.m. Wed-j s^Jda'rd Nj".'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 67V nesday at the I'irst Baptist, Holjd ]nn _ 587/a Church in Manila where lie 1 was a member. Rev. Carroll Evans will officiate. Burial will be in Manila Cemetery, Howard Funeral Service in charge. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Hct- tie Costner of Manila; . A son, Gerald Costner of Manila; A daughter, Mrs. .Ophelia Golden of St. Louis; Thirteen grandchildren and 35 great - grandchildren. Wet Miami MIAMI, Pla. (AP) .- On May 1, when south Florida was in the grip of a draught,, the' \i,S, Weather Bureau in Miami said no substanial rainfall was in sight until June, Monday the bureau said 16,58 inches of rain had fallen so far in Miami during May, 5,39 inches over norms! for the month and jusl short of Hie 18,13 inch record set in 1958. A Profit GRQVER, S.C. (AP) -? Officials at the Grover branch, of the Blacksburg State Bank any they made a 12-cent profit on a recant bank robbery. An audit after the robbery showed a loss of $15,128.88, Two men wore arrested this week, and police found a bunk money bag containing $15,129. | "Relax!" "Slow CROP TO TRY NEW DELHI (AP) - Scientists have decided New Delhi's climate and soil ars ideal for growing grapes. A. M. Roundup (Continued. tram Page One) said. NO DRIVER'S LICENSE tests will be given tomorrow In Blytheville, according to a spokesman for the Arkansas State Police. . ' ' . . The new testing date will be announced later, th» spokesman said. THE MISSISSIPPI COUNTY Young Democrat's Club • meeting, which will be held tonight at the Holiday Inn beginning at 7:30, will be open to the public, a spokesman for the group said yesterday. . the YD's will feature Marion Crank, one of the gubernatorial candidates, as their guest speaker, the spokesman added. TOBACCO (Continued from Page One) one that would impose a 15 per cent excise tax on tobacco products other than cigarettes and cigars. The cigar tax bill generated the most heated .debate, especially in its provision that money from it go to bail the prisons out of a financial dilemma. IF this bill passes, 'said Rep. Allan Dishongh of Little Rock, the House would be condoning "the waste that has gone on in the penitentiary in the past and the waste that is going on down tliGrc now> J> "They've squandered 'and wasted it," said Rep. L. L. "Doc" Bryan of Russellville, Who declared that the prisons were appropriated enough money in 1967. "The old people are entitled to more consideration than the people in the penitentiary," said Rep. Jack S. Oakes of Augusta. "We have completely ignored the old people and apparently the administration doesn't -care about them." "We don't need reform to the point that it will break everybody in the state," said Rep. Harry Colay of Magnolia. . Meanwhile, in the Senate, the sponsor of the mixed drink bill, Sen. Q. Byrum Hurst of Hot Springs, told newsmen he had 19 votes for the bill, one more than needed for passage. Hurst said he planned to bring the bill to a vote today. Hurst said he believed the committee action to move the bill out without recommendation had strengthened the chance for passage. "This is all we hoped for," Hurst said. * * * Sen. Guy "Mutt" Jones of Conway brought his bill to prohibit the sale or consumption of liquor in commercial establishments . and private clubs up for final passage but finally drew.it back when some stiff opposition arose over a provision to place enforcement authority in the hands of the coun- tv sheriffs "This bill will remove any doubt or confusion from the mind of even a confused governor," Jons said. Jones said he wanted the bill to pass "to see if the governor will veto it." . The Senate also passed 30-0 a ; bill providing that the signatures on petitions of 5 per cent, instead, of the current 15 per be enough to bring to a vote the question of continuing greyhound dog racing. The upper chamber also passed 33-1 . a measure extending the present term of school board members from September to March. FUNDS (Continued tram Page One). grants-in-aid programs. According to a breakdown of the statewide figures, Mississippi County's contribution to the programs during the past fiscal year was approximately $3,347,000,'. well below the $7,285,000 received in aid. Throughout the state, the 'total paid by taxpayers as their share of the cost was $102,900,000. . In most parts of the country, the grants and the costs do not balance out equally. This is due to the fact that the allotment of grants is determined by local needs and requirements rather than on a dollar- for-dollar basis. As a result, some areas get back less than they contribute and others get more. Because of the large .number of aid programs available — there are several hundred of tnem — and the complexities involved in applying for them, some communities find ; it advisable to hire professional grant seekers. These specialists have the know-how necessary to win funds for loca] projects. ; . SUB (Continued from Page One) merged until rough seas subsided but acknowledged she would have tried to establish contact with her home base. "So far we have not received any" emergency messages, the admiral said. Would she have messaged in case of trouble? "Of course," he said. The Scorpion, an atomic-driven breed of warship designed to stalk an enemy's submarines or destroy his surface fleet, had been on what was described as a routine extended training exercise in the Mediterranean. . She headed home May 17. After passing through the 'Straits of Gibraltar the sleek vessel— a class older than the ill-fated (Continued from : Pagc One) any settlement finally worked out. •The proposed 10'per cent pay raise would cost $3.7 billion a year for French businesses, already operating on lower profit margins than those in any other country in the European Common Market. And if the strikers maintain their refusal to accept the offer, the' cost could go much higher. Price increases to meet the ligher costs would mean inflation, reduced exports and possi. devaluation of the franc, which is already under pressure on foreign exchange markets. Renault, France's biggest auto maker, estimated it would have to raise prices by as:mueh as 12 per cent to meet terms: of the proposed settlement. This would price its cars out of foreign markets. The package settlement of : Eered to most of the 8 to. 10 million strikers was termed "catastrophic"' by business 'leaders, who predicted the ruin of many small and medium-size firms. But .the strikers' immediate response was that .the " settlement wasn't enough, and shouts of "Seguy resign" were heard at a massive rally of students and workers Monday. Georges cent, of the persons voting in Thresher—routinely reported the last election for county clerk bar position, course and speed.;' MINISTER This message, Moqrer said, was timed about midnight while the Scorpion plied the Atlantic at .18 knots on a 290 degree—almost due west—heading at a point just south of the Azores. The Sea Cow manatee is commonly Seguy, secretary general of the Communist-led General Confederation of Labor, helped negotiate the package., , • *.'•*'•'* The workers had demanded, among other things, an immediate 12 per cent raise and cancellation of a social security decree-law last fall which reduced benefits and increased worker contributions. Failure to settle the strike before the June 16 referendum Point Made LONG BEACH, Calif, (AP) Mary McCarthy, daughter of Sen, Eugene J, McCarthy of Minnesota, says the time for antiwar marches, is over, • "I took part in the Pentagon march," said the 19-year-old daughter of the candidate for t h e Democratic presidential nomination. "But I left when it began to tend toward violence, I don't approve of Violence. "Besides, I think the time for antiwar demonstrations is past. The purpose of demonstrations is to make appoint of view known. I think the point has been made." Want It Better NORTHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — Chief Justice-Earl Warren say current divisions in the United States are "outcroppings of the desire of the vast majority of .our people for a better life for every American." "There is a certain cynicism | abroad today to the effect that' 'our .society has stagnated," Warren said. "I challenge that concept and assert that our called by President Charles d» Gaulle could have serious political implications. It could mean a massive no vote against his proposals for reform o! France's economic and educational structures, and De Gaulle has said he would resign if defeated, De Gaulle's office said ths text of the proposed reforms-. Will be published Wednesday. The president is scheduled to kick off his campaign for the referendum with a radio-TV speech Monday, • Francois Mitterand, chairman of the Democratic and Socialist Leftist Federation, and Waldeck Rochet, secretary-general'of the French Communist party,'Were to meet today oh possible ways to take advantage of the crisis. About 50,000 union members and students massed into a stadium on the south side of Paris Monday to applaud a speech calling for transfer of "power in the factories to the workers and power In the universities to the students," , ' . PRIVILEGES AUTHORIZED »S SECOND CLASS MAIL Mitlurlllt. Courier. Nnn BLVTI1K.V1LLE, ARK, ' ZIP - 72315 Bam W. Halnei, Publlinw 3rd at Walnut St. Blytlievllle, Ark. P»t>llsh«a o»l!s «w«pt S«n«aj Second dais poitan pall at Blj- thnllle. Ark, In Rlytfceviim rut towni In tni Blytheville trade territore. 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