The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 1, 1968 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 1, 1968
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Pip f*» - Btyttwvflle (Ark.) Courier News ^ Saturday. June Legislative Debacle Stirs Party Lines LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The! hyperpolitical and I believe i rupt the state for his political Lmui KUUI IAH 'i" y P I t d j ny ^stances gain, but when the legislature differences of opinion on the- lne J d " eu ' ' " ' • • - —" -i ~t special legislative session that ended Thursday continued along party lines Friday with a "Democratic senator charging the administration with "politi- caf double talk" and a Republican representative saying the legislature "shirked its responsibility." Sen. Robert Harvey of Swifton issued a statement charging Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller with "political double talk" and added that the governor's criticism of the General Assembly was "political, ridiculous end unfounded." ». ' * * Meanwhile, Republican Rep. George Nowotny of Fort Smith, in an interview in his hometown, said the legislature "Didn't face up to one of the hard cold economic facts of life. You simply cannot spend Without a source of income." Nowotny said the legislature "shirked its responsibility and its duty to a great extent to protect ths people of the state from a fiscal crisis even worse than what we were called in to simply by political motivation," Nowotny said. "What we did in essence was not to solve the problem, but compound the problem." It did something I feel wants to get a small share of the political credit this is Wrong might end up more detrimental to the state than having just taken care or not taken care of the situation as it now exists," Nowotny said. He referred to the legislature's appropriations which cut into the general budget revolving fund, commonly called the cushion fund, for $4.3 million. * * * The appropriation left the fund at only $7 million, a figure fiscal experts have said was dangerously low. Rockefeller had accused the legislature of "fiscal irresponsibility" and said it had been as "political as possible and had evidenced an indifference to the needs and wishes of our people that is almost impossible to understand." Harvey charged that Rockefeller had .set in motion the fiscal irresponsibility and that Harvey said that Rockefeller sought and was given during the 1967 regular session the freedom to shift funds and balances "plus other fiscal con cessions which had never been given to a governor before." 'This was given by the legislature in the spirit of cooperation and against our better judgment and despite repeated warning that it could lead to disaster," Harvey said. To further emphasize- Ms statement, Little contacted Poice Chief George Ford while his reporter was in the mayor's office and instructed Ford to make sure that parking violators were being cited and to warn the offending automobile dealer about parking their cars in violation of the law. Ford didn't venture an explanation as to why the vehicles were not ticketed previously, but ;aid that the parking meters were being fed and that the cars were not being parked free of charge. He also said that the. situation in question hasn't existed for approximately four weeks. (This was about the time that Little returned to his duties in the mayor's office following his near-fatal heart attack.) "Why is the mayor putting off the widening and paving of Rose St. from Second to Franklin and the widening -of Second from Cherry to Rose?"—Anonymous, City. Action Line drove but to the streets mentioned 'and inspected them before confronting the TALKS (Continued from Page One) last Monday. The questions about Tho's mission which interest U. S. officials here are whether he is bringing any new instructions to Thiiy on new maneuvers by the North Vietnamese in the conference. Friday's meeting, the sixth Harvey said that Rockefeller should have laid the fiscal situation and proposed solutions before the Legislative Council when it met prior to the 9-day session but that there ,was no in- mayor with the (juestion. The section of Second between Cherry and Rose and continuing southward is approximately four to five feet narrower than the portion of Second running north, but there appeared to be suffi- dication of a cigarette tax in-lcient room .for two cars to pass crease proposal until three I without endangering either ve- days before the session began.' hide. lolve." i apparently he felt it was all "The whole session was very I right for the governor "to bank- Harvey said the governor had indicated that, fund transfers now could offset a tax increase until next year. "It appears that this governor either cannot make up his mind, or is dealing in one of the shrewdest games of political double talk this state has ever seen," Harvey said. A.M. ROUNDUP (Continued from P;;_ One) house-to-house canvass at Blytheville Air Force Base beginning Monday at 8:30 a.m. The drive will continue through June 5 as the Mission trucks pick up clothing, toys, hardware, lawn tools, furniture, canned goods and staple food items. Boy Scouts are assisting with the . campaign. SIGNS ON STATE HIGHWAY right-of-way "of'any nature other than those placed by the Highway Department" are illegal, according to W. E. Raspberry, local highway department spokesman. All signs illegally placed are being removed, ha • said, and "it would be appreciated if persons placing ", signs near the roadway inquire as to the right-of-way limits." Information may be obtained by calling PO 3-0404. MISSISSIPPI COUNTY cotton farms recently defeated a proposal to sell or lease cotton allotments to farm""" ers outside the county. •~- The by-mail vote was 474 to 372, according to a ""'" United States Department of Agriculture source. "This means that 1969 cotton allotments in Missis- „;". Bippi County may be sold or leased only to other farmers •^ in Mississippi County," the spokesman said. -S WARNING ORDER :;:ih the Chancery Court, Chick- fcsawba District, ' Mississippi County, Arkansas. Olenda Ingram, Plaintiff, £;. vs. No. 17629 Robert James Ingram, ~" Defendant. The defendant, Robert James Ingram Is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in thjl court named in the caption hejeof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Glenda Ingram. •'Dated this 15th day of May 1968 at 10:30 o'clock A.M. 'VXrERALDINE LISTON, Clerk ' /' By Betty Coats, D. C. Guy Walls, Attorney Edd B. Cook, Atty Ad Litem 5-18, 25, 6-1, 8 : DR. HELEN R. NUNN will l join Memphis State Univer- Isity faculty as associate professor in the Department of Home Economics on June 1. ;£he holds t doctoratt in home economies from Cornell, formerly taught «. t Harrison High School and was director el Neighborhod Service Centers In Mississippi County. Dr. Nunn is the wife of Dr. K. H. NUM. 'It Tickled' BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) Two-year-old Brad Haines may have to undergo surgery—to have a pet turtle removed. Brad swallowed the turtle. Myrtle, earlier this week. X rays Wednesday showed it to be alive. His mother, Mrs. Russell Haines, said X rays Thursday were unable to confirm if it was still alive, but a doctor had advised surgery if the turtle did not pass through the boy's system today. At first, Brad just laughed and said, "It tickles." But now he has had "one too many X rays and one too many trips to the hospital," Mrs. Haines said, and he no longer laughs about it. PRIVILEGES AUTHORIZED AS SECOND CLASS MAIL Blytheville Courier Ncm BLYTHEVILLE. ARK. ZIP - 72315 Harry W. Haines, 192S-6S Harry A. Halnei, Publisher 3rd il Walnut st BlrthnlUt, Ark. Published dally eicept HunHaj therBle "AT" *"" taf * plW at -I" Bfenertlle imd towni In th« Blythevillc trade territory. HOME DELIVERY HATES utt PAYABLE I Within SO rnUet ot BljtheTllle fS.W per yen Mire than 80 miles from BljtherilJ 118.00 per year Services By COBB FUNERAL HOME INTEGRITY .WAIT** smu, «* p.m. Su«d»y. Cobb ctwjwJ. MRS. ELMA MITCHELL ARMSTRONG, 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Flrat Muthortlit Church. ACTION (Continued from Page One) clear the tracks. One of these called said they lad never been stopped with an emergency patient, but on a few occasions when passage was jlocked on a less serious run, ihe ambulance driver had merely waited at the crossing until The same could be said for flose between Second and Franklin, although this is a gravel street. Little was at a temporary loss 'or words when Action Line finally asked him the question concerning these streets.. "I am completely unaware of any plans for these two (streets) to be widened and I didn't know that this proposal lad even been discussed." Countering the question with a question, the Mayor asked Action Line, :"Do you know of a iroposal such as this that I don't or have you been approached by people in this area )f town wanting these improvements?." (The answer to both was no.) "If the streets is needed, I would be the train passed. The second funeral home spokesman said, "It has been quite sometime ago, but we have been forced in the past to seek another crossing in an emergency. "We only do this in the event that we can't get in touch with a crewman on the train," he added. "Sometimes the workmen on the train are too far down the tracks for us to get their attention and tell them of 'the situation, but anytime we have been able to contact them, the railroad has always cooperated by either breaking the crossing by uncoupling the cars. or moving out of our path, whichever method was quicker," the spokesman said. • "Why are new cars allowed to angle park free in front of the Black Motor Company?" — Anonymous, City. Before Action Line managed to get to this question, the cars were removed, but this column can verify, that the cars were being parked angularly as the questioner stated, a few weeks ago. When Mayor Tom Little was asked why this .situation was allowed to develop, he said first that "I was unaware that this was being done." Upon further questioning, Little said, "This started during my illness, and ! knew nothing about it until now." The mayor assured Action Line that "any car not properly parked in the future, either in front of the motor company or anywhere else in the city will be ticketed as a parking violation". since the talks started three weeks ago, produced no movement toward agreement by either side. U.S. spokesman William J Jorden said, however, the meeting was marked by spontaneous discussion—slightly more infor mal talks and less speech-mak ing. But the result was thi same, he said, no action on deescalating the war. Another development whicl some Americans found slightlj encouraging was that rhidwa; in their session of almost fou hours, the two delegations took a refreshment break. They wer served tea and soft drinks by the French staff at the Interna tiorial Conference Center. * * * . This was the first time such a social touch had been injected. In their formal encounter across the conference table they continued to exchange proposals and counterproposals On the issue of reducing the level of conflict in Vietnam. Thuy said that if Harriman widening of these more than happy to discuss Work in this area with whoever sent in the question," Little continued, "and I will have to agree that this section of Rose would be much better if it were concreted, but no one has ap- iroached me about making such mprovements. "The mayor is not stopping or lolding up any project, I can assure you," Little added, "and f the people who are interested in carrying out such a project would just contact me, I will be ?lad to discuss it with them," le concluded. Graham Appeal RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Evangelist Billy Graham has asked motorists to "drive unto others as you would have them drive unto you." Graham, who makes his home at Montreal, N.C., made the appeal in a Memorial Day meeting of the North Carolina Churchmen's Committee for Religious Concern for Traffic Safety. persisted in demanding some concession from North Vietnam for ending all attacks on that country they would eventually put out a joint communique in which the U.S. would pledge to stop its attacks and North Vietnam would pledge to abstain from attacking the United States. Harriman retorted that the suggestion was "fantastic." But he said it could be rewritten to deal with "real issues." ELECTION (Continued tram Page One) ace office. De Gaulle's new Cabinet already had moved slightly to the eft with the entry of three men from the left wing of the Gaul- list movement. Chief among these was the new justice minister, Rene Capitant. The biggest change was Couve de Murvilje's move from the Foreign Ministry to finance in an exchange with Michel Debre. It indicated a change in De Gaulle's policy emphasis from international prestige to domestic concerns and gave Cbuve de Murville the job of repairing strike damage which economists estimate now runs to at least $2.4 billion in lost production alone. i One break came in the state- owned gas and electricity industries with negotiators' - agreement on an accord reported to include a wage increase of 21 per cent for the lowest paic workers and 12 per cent for :hose at the top. The workers still must ap- orove the offer. They and other strikers rejected Monday an of fer of a 10 per cent raise, a shorter work week and other benefits. The automobile maker, Feu geot S.A., announced work wil resume Tuesday at all its plants in the Paris area, Mulhouse am Vesoiil. But strikes continue a the big auto firms,.Renault ant Citroen, and the steel and met allurgy factories. There was no sign in Paris o Daniel "Danny the Red" Cohn Bendit, the red-haired leader ol student radicals pressing for modernization of the universi ties. A spokesman at his head quarters said many of Cohn Bendit's colleagues were "out in the factories trying to keep thi strikes going." Almost Lost CAPE LOOKOUT, N. C. (AP) — The Coast Guard tried a tug- of-war with a whale Friday— and lost. The whale, estimated at about 45 feet long, went aground near the Coast Guard docks at Cape Lookout. A Coast Guard boat threw a line around its tail and tried to haul the giant mammal out to sea. But the whale pulled the boat toward shore. The Coast Guard then steered the bow of its 30-foot rescue craft against the whale's head and pushed the animal into deeper water, where it headed for the open Atlantic. Buy Town . ACME, Wyo. (AP) — This little community on the banks of the Tongue River has been sold again—this time presumably for real. ' Earlier this year, the town northwest of Sheridan was advertised for sale in a two-line ad in a Chicago newspaper. It was sold once, but the prospective buyer did not exercise the option. Now, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Evinger of Terre Haute, Ind., say they have bought Acme from Mr. and Mrs. Merton Bond Urban said Thursday that I and will take over ownership to- Black Muslims have been day. meeting twice a month in the Sale price was not disclosed, Muslims Meet In Prison CUMMINS, PRISON FARM, Ark. (AP)—Prison Supt. Victor Weather Yesterday's high — 89 Overnight low — 73 Precipitation previous 24 hours (to 7 a.m. today) — none Precipitation Jan. i to date—21.58 Sunset today —.8:07 Sunrise tomorrow — 5:49 This Date a Year Ago. Yesterday's high — 89 Overnight low — 67 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—17.52 Taxi Procession NEW YORK (AP) - A hearse bearing the coffin of a robbet and slain cab driver, followec by a cortege of 500 taxis, circlet City Hall Friday in a cabbie de mand for more police protec tion. The funeral procession startec from the Bedford-Stuyvesan section of Brooklyn where driv er Leroy Wright, 50, was killet during a robbery last Week: ft- er leaving City Hall, the procession returned to Brooklyn where Wright was buried in Evergreen Cemetery. Wright was the fourth cab during a robbery last week. Aft- past 17 months. A. Walker Celt Caught Funeral services for Anderson Walker, 89, Who.died last Sunday in' Doctor's Hospital, vill be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the Bethel A. M. E. liurcii, Rev. E. H. Jones of- 'iciating. Burial will be in Sandy Ridge Cemetery, Grumpier Funeral Home in charge. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Varneter .Walker of Blytheville and Mrs. Carire Rose of Chicago, 111.; Three • grandchildren, seven great - grandchildren,'and four great-great-grandchildren. D. C. Freeman's Brother Dies James M. Freeman, 71, died yesterday in the Veteran's Hospital in Little Rock. He was a former long-time resident of Blytheville and had lived in Little Rock for the last four years. He was born in Willis, Tex., and was a veteran of World War I. He leaves two brothers, D C. Freeman of Blytheville, and R. L: Freeman of Cypress, Calif.; And one sister, Mrs. Clarence Reed of Hot Springs, Ark. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Cobb Funeral Home. Walter Steele Walter Steel, 64, a retired employe of the Ark-Mo Ice Plant, died yesterday morning in Doctor's Hospital. He was born in Wilson but had lived in Blytheville since moving here in 1920. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. He leaves four sisters, Mrs. Laura Edith Hughes, Mrs. F r a n k i e Chamberlain, Mrs. Claudia Province, and Miss Dell Steele, all of Blytheville. Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday in the Cobb Funeral Home chapel, Rev. P. H. Jernigan officiating, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be T. W. Webster, H. E. Vancleve,.. Herman May, Paul Nokes, George Narx, S. L. McNair, W. C. West and Luther Hodges. HOLLYWOOD (AP) - A 149- pound mountain lion lumber:! down Weepah Way Friday night without exciting any of the resident's or bringing any calls to authorities. A sheriff's deputy finally spot: ted the declawed cougar and. with two other officers tussled, for 15 minutes to get it into a truck. The lion's owner, unidentified by police, said his tame pet escaped a few hours earlier. Wins Letter ST. LOUIS (AP) - At 54, Kenneth Dieckmann has won his high school letter. ; Dieckmann drives a bus to transport Roosevelt High School students in South St. Louis. Forty-five students surprised him Friday with a party and a' sweater emblazoned with an "R". GREEN ACRES MOBILE HOMES, INC. INTRODUCES NEW MANAGER SAM ASHABRANNER We are trying to improve our service ami sales, Mr. Ashabranner is a native Arkansan from Manila. He will be glad to discuss with you your mobile home need. Phone No. LE2-8586. - MILLIE'S Gift & Craft Shop NOW OPEN! HI-WAY Is'rAVGitL'S TOMATO FARM. WE NOW HAVE VINE RIPENED TOMATOES Open 9:30 to 6 P.M. Closed Sat. Afternoon prison auditorium. Urban, who said there have been no difficulties, said the meetings were permitted because of his experience in the ;ederal penal system and because of a recent court ruling concerning religious activities in the federal prison at Atlanta. He said the Muslims are recognized as a religious body in federal institutions. Gosnell Baptist Church VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Begins June 3 thru June 14 8:00 Till 1:00 Mon.- Fri. All Children Age 3 to 16 Yrs. Are Invited! MRS. EVA -BULLARD, Principal REV. JAMES FITZGERALD, Pastor but the EvingerS said they plan to develop Acmt, which has 42 houses and a country store as a recreation spot for outdoor- minded people. MINIATURE NOW OPEN G O L F AT WALKER PARK Hours: Weekdays 7 to 11 Sat. 2 to 10 Sun. 2 to 6 SANDERS CARPET, UPHOLSTERY & RUG CLEANING • Wqll to Wall Carpet Cleaned in Your Home or Office • Rug & Upholstery Cleanin. • Tile & Hardwood Floors Cleaned Ir Waxed Complete Janitor Service Apartment, Office) Homes, Businesses • By The Job or Contact • Free Estimate* • Bonded w4 Injured "WHtN Wl ffir THROUGH "THFf LOOK LIKl NEW" Phone PO 3-6046 607 N. 6th Street MURR Your Friendly Theatre OSCEOLA LAST TIME TODAY • Sun. «Mon. »Tue. and • Wed. AUDREY HEPBURN ALAN ARKIN RICHARD CRENNA WAIT UNTIL ZIMBAUST.JR. 'RW Mna BIII)S.-SEKI un iff LIAS Drive-In Theatre 1 Mile So. Hwy. 61 OSCEOLA ••••••••••••*••••••••• LAST TIME TODAY "One Million Years BC" "Rasputin, Mad Monk" Sun. • Mon. • Tues. "COOL HAND LUKE" with Paul Newmaa . — PLUS — "THE AMAZON TRADER" Auto Races EVERY SUNDAY NITE Time Trials 6:30 — Races 8:00 Com* see the excitement! Drivers from all over the Mid-South driving both class "A" and "C" cars. OSCEOLA SPEEDWAY INTERSTATE 55 AT HI-WAY 140 Otceola, Ark. CONCESSION OPERATER BY THE BLYTHEVILLE JAYCEES

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