The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 4, 1968 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 4, 1968
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ftlfi VH»M Wyttwvtn* (Ark!) Courier !?ew» - Tu«i<l»y, June I, Ht» IWeakening Abby I Lashes Florida 'PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP)Hurricane Abby moved onto this west coast Florida fishing Village today and aimed her di- damage. Forecaster Arnold Sugg at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm would minishing winds and torrential j weaken as it moved north-north- rains across the state toward I east across the state. the nations moonport on Capej Kennedy. gehihd her five persons were mtSsing and a child was dead, a .victim of Abby's flooding. Flood and tornado warnings were in effect in parts of central -and southern Florida. ^Abby passed over Punta Gor^a at Latitude 27 north, Longi- "tude 82 west, or 100 miles south jpl Tampa. The storm harassed TSsidents with gale winds and two-foot tides. There were no reports of injuries or extensive LBJ (Continned from Page One) «f North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam. "Finally, the North Vietnamese in Paris will say to us only 'stop the rest of your bombing' at a time when more North Vietnamese supplies and materials than ever before are Hooding into South Vietnam." »~The President stressed that ''an honorable peace requires some gestures on the other side toward peace (but) thus far we have met with little more than ielhcose statements and eva- Tsions." ,'Johnson insisted that until '""the man in Hanoi faced the real problems of ending the war we must stand fast." the moonport, heavy rain I was reported. The Air Force ' and National Aeronautics and Space Administration ordered equipment vulnerable to gusty winds tied down.. A $28 million Saturn 1 rocket to orbit Americas first three- man Apollo crew this fall was left enclosed in its hurricane- proof tower on the launch pad. Hurricane warning flags flew from Marco Beach to Tarpon Springs on the west coast. Gale warnings along the east coast extended from Miami to Daytona Beach. Small craft were warned to remain in port. After being spawned off of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula Sunday, Abby howled across western Cuba, forcing thousands of persons to flee their homes. Then -she headed north into the Gulf of Mexico on a stop-go course that pointed the storm toward Tampa Bay, where a million people live. But early today Abby swung almost due east and hit the mainland at Punta Gorda. One death was attributed to the hurricane and five persons were reported missing at sea. Officials said Abby-spawned floodwaters claimed, the life of one-year-old April Geans in Key West. Deputies said she drowned after wandering away from a relative. Coast Guard search craft located a fishing boat sunk in the Daily Record Weather U. S. Weather Bureau Agricultural Service Kelser, Ark. General Weather Features — A typical summertime weather situation exists. High pressure dominates the state and showers will be mostly limited to isolated afternoon and evening thundershowers and these will be mainly in south Arkansas. A weak upper air disturbance will drift northward to touch off some more scattered shower activity in northwest Arkansas on Wednesday. Weather Effects on Agriculture — Good growing weather for cotton, rice and soybeans. Areas missing heavier week-end rams will be back in some fields today and tomorrow. The tempo of sojbean planting will increase as soils dry out. Haying will proceed under favorable conditions with low shower probabilities into Thursday. Yesterday's hleh — 9J Overnight low — 70 Precipitation previous 24 hour* (to T urn today) — none Precipitation Jan. 1 to d«t»—13.0-t Sunset today — 8:09 Sunrise tomorrow — 5:47 This Rate a Year ARO : Yesterday's high — 7T Overnight low — 57 • Precipitation Jan. 1 to data—16.23 World Deaths ... DALLAS, Tex. (AP) - J. Al- v'm Gardner, 78, president of the Texas Baseball league for 23 years until his retirement in i.1953, died Monday. Gardner played amateur and semipro .baseball for a time. He later became an oil man. : -CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Robert M. Hitt Jr., 53, editor of the Charleston Evening Post since 1953, died Monday night as the result of a brain hemorrhage. He was managing editor of the Post for nine years before being named editor. Markets Open High Low Chicago Wheat July . 136 136 134 7 /s Sept . 139% 139% 138% Dec . 145% 145% 144% Last 135V4 139 144% 268% 263% Chicago Soybeans July . 269% 269% 269% Aug . 268% 268% 268% Sept . 263% 263% 263V4 New York Stocks Chrysler 67% 49% 48 3 /i 81V4 RCA AT & T ~. Dow Xerox 307% GM 81'/4 Pan Americ 21'A Ford 5™ W'house 70V4 US Steel 40% Curtis Pub NO QUOTE Comsat 64V4 Amer. Motors 13% Sears 70% Parke Davis 31% Gen. Elect 90% Beth. Steel 32V4 Reynolds Tob 41 7 /s Standard NJ 67% Holiday Inn 62V4 Ark-La 36V 4 Ark-Mo (BID) 10% Divco-Wayne S7& WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Doris Jean Moody, Plaintiff, vs. No. 17586 Joseph Moody, Defendant. The defendant, Joseph Moody is hereby warned to appea within thirty days in the cour named in the caption hereof am answer the complaint of tin plaintiff, Doris Jean Moody. Dated this 24th day of May 1968, 3:00 o'clock P.M. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk GERALDINE LISTON, D. C Percy A. Wright, Attorney Ed B. Cook, Atty Ad Litem 5-28, 6-4, 11, 18 storm-whipped surf off Pigeon Key east of Key West. The man reported to have been aboard was not found, officials said. A second boat, a 34-foot sloop with two Miami couples aboard, Was reported missing near the Dry Tortugas, islands west of Key West. Suggs said top winds near the eye of the storm were measured at 60 miles an hour. Although the storm forecaster was said stationary, the hurricane precautions should not be relaxed and warned of high tides and the possibility of an isolated tornado over the central portion of Florida. Abby started Sunday morning off the wastern tip of Cuba as a tropical depression and formed into the first hurricane of the 1968 season Monday. ALEXANDER (Continued from Page One) domestic development. "Of primary consideration is the Vietnam War, which is serving to drain many of the resources which could be put to use in this country," he explained. "I think we should try for a negotiated, honorable settlement in this conflict as quickly as possible, because although J am not a military strategist, it is obvious that this nation cannot continue the $30 billion cost per year we are spending to finance the war, nor can we continue losing 500 American lives each week. "Next would be a re-evaluation of some,of the foreign aid programs now being carried out. "Of direct effect upon the economy of farmers in Eastern Arkansas are the programs whereby the federal government teaches other nations in the world how to produce more cotton at a cheaper cost and which, when it is sold on the world market, is in direct competition with our own people. "By helping these people produce in this manner, we are hurting ourselves in the process, and I would like to see it stopped," Alexander added. "As things stand now, because we have created our own competition, I can see no alternative but to continue the present program of government price supports for cotton, at least until another alternative solution can be found, because to stop them now would be disastrous," he emphasized. * + * Alexander was also questioned about his stand regarding a proposed come. productive. " 1 got what I have today by working for it and no one ever gave me anything," he continued. •...'.• i. .'••' "Here again the key is to provide job opportunity for these people so that they can earn a good living; but I will always believe .that you will be, more productive if you have to work for a living, than to have it given to you." . Alexander .promised that if elected, "I will be-.a man of progress and I will work to the best of my abilities to help in developing the potential that is here in Eastern Arkansas and in Blytheville. "The status quo will not get the job done in Blytheville or anywhere else. . "For those communities which want to be progressive, 1 will do everything within my. power to see that these communities can get any federal aid to which they are entitled in order to reach,- their full potential, but as I have stated before, it must not be as a give-away but on a loan basis with a promise to repay these loans with interest to the government." she Lee Mrs. Hawkins Mrs. Thena Hawkins, 81, widow of R. L. Hawkins, died yesterday at her home in -the Half Moon community. Born in Bethel, Tenn., moved here with her husband in 1915. She was a charter member of Christ Methodist Church. She leaves a son, T. C. Hawkins of Union City, Tenn.; A daughter, Mrs. Ora Penter of Blytheville; A , brother, R. V. Jarrett o f Memphis; • Two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Walters, of Blytheville and Mrs. Allie Oakley of Prim, Tenn.; : Six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 1 Services will .be 2 p,m. Wednesday in Cobb Funeral Home chapel, Rev. E. H. Hall officiating, assisted by Rev. Jessie A. Bruner. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Penter, Tommy Penter, Russell Payne, Henry Buck, Sam Buck and John Hannon. FRANCE Rites Set For Shooting Victim Services for Robert 0 d e 11 Farmer, 32, will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at West End Baptist Church, Rev. P.J. Yancy officiating. Burial will be in Sandy Ridge Cemetery, Home Funeral Home in charge. Farmer was shot to death Saturday night in Alsup's Cafe on Rose Street. He leaves his parents, Mr. and .Mrs. Brinkley Farmer of Blytheville; Four sisters, Mrs. (Continued from Page One) million during the year; The average wage increase would be about 10 per cent, and the 45- hour work week would be "cut by 2.5 hours by 1970. The Paris stock exchange, gold and foreigr. exchange markets remained closed. Strike votes were being held in a host of factories across the country, but workers in many of the largest plants had already rejected the offers of their employers, both private and governmental. The strike tieup, nearing the end of its third week, was costing ah • estimated $2 billion a week in lost production. There was speculation that it might hamper the June 23 election of a new National Assembly, since the government radio and television networks can operate only a skeleton service, there is only intermittent interurbar telephone communication, anc the mails and the railroads still are not operating. Railroad union negotiations with Transport Minister Jean Chamant went on most of the night amid signs of optimism. But any accord reached would still have to be submitted to the rank and file, a process that could take several days. Representatives of the Paris subway and bus unions also negotiated with the Transport Ministry most of the night. Workers at three big auto factories—Renault, Citroen and Peugot—announced continuance of their strikes despite company appeals for votes on a proposed settlement. The situation was the same at the Saviem and Berliet truck factories in- Lyon. Michelin tire employes rejected offers from their employers and voted to stay out. Almost the entire metallurgical industry was also remaining out. Strikers at a number of smaller factories were returning to their jobs today, but as yet it was impossible to tell how many workers were involved. Leaders of the political parties continued to hold almost nonstop meetings in preparation for the elections. Premier Georges 1 Pompidou took advantage of the government's'radio- television monopoly with a televised attack on the Communist party. Francois Mitterrand, leader of the non-Communist left, appealed for "the union of all republican forces" against the Gaullisls. The Communist party called on the strikers to hold firm until all their demands are satisfied and urged all leftist factions to { agree on a platform for the elections. At the same time the party's political bureau warned that if the Gaullists don't win the elec- Annie! ion, only a popular front gov- Mrs. Cummings ., ..•.'' .'i • Mrs. Cherri Breland Curnm- mings of Blylheville, died last night in the Baptist Hospital in Memphis. She was born in Cleveland, Tenn., and was a graduate of the Caruthersville, Mo., High School. ' She had lived in Blytheville for the last two years and was employed as a saleslady for the Gaines-Wright shoe store. In addition to her husband, she leaves her father, Richard Breland of New Orleans, La.; Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Junior C r a y n e of Caruthersville; Two brothers, Richard Breland and Dennis Breland, both of Caruthersville; One sister, Evelyn Kay Breland of Caruthersville; Her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Breland of Hattiesburg Miss.; And n e r maternal granB- mother, Mrs. Johnson of Steele. Mo. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Cobb Funeral Home chapel by Rev. Jack Symohds and Dr. Bob Johnson, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Ward Richard Wright, Lewis Mayo, Lynn Hearn, A. W. Jones and Wayne Hodge. Mrs. Hawkins Jump Quadruplets SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Mrs. Kenneth Villaros has given birth to quadruplet boys. Kenneth, Gary, Kevin and Stephen^weighing from three pounds eight ounces to. two pounds 14 ounces—were born Saturday and are in good condition, St. Johns Hospital spokesmen announced Monday. Hospital officials said that the odds against quadruple birth are 750,000 to one, and that on the average three of five quads are girls. Mrs. Villaros, 25, and her husband also have a 3-year-old daughter. Big Explosion CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - A fire and explosion that killed three men at a textile mill caused damage of about $1 million, plant officials estimated. They said much of the machinery in the finishing room of he 1. P. Stevens & Co. plant near Clemson was destroyed by he gas furnace explosion Monday. The blast knocked a hole in ;he plant roof and toppled a thick concrete wall. Nina men were injured. guaranteed annual in- "I am against it," he replied, 'because I do not believe that is the way to make a man more Lindsey of Canton, Ohio, Mrs. | ernment including the Commu- Effie Akins of Benton Harbor, | nists could take over. Mich., Mrs. Maragaret Smith of Memphis, and Mrs. Atlois Sanders of Cleveland, Ohio; Five brothers, Percy Burns of Cleveland, Leonard Farmer of Flint, Mich., Willie J. Burns, Jessee Farmer and Sammy D. Farmer, all of Blytheville; And five children. Huge Memorial The Mt. Rushmore Memorial in South Dakota is larger than the Spinx of Egypt. The sculptured heads of the memorial are so large that Lincoln's nose is longer than the entire face of the Sphinx. Turtle Passes BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) Brad Haines, 2, and the dime- store turtle he swallowed last week finally parted company Monday. Doctors say the boy passed the turtle naturally and won't have to undergo surgery. The youngster swallowed the turtle last Tuesday. The turtle lived inside Brad's stomach for more than a day before dying. Mrs. Russell Haines said her sons pet turtle cost $1. She said medical fees already are $213. Stiffer Fines CHICAGO (AP) - Drunken driving convictions in Chicago now carry an automatic jail sentence of at least one or two days under a new policy which has gone into effect in traffic court. Stiffer fines will also accompany the convictions under the policy outlined Monday by Chief Judge Raymond K. Berg. The new minimum fine is $200. Under state law the maximum penalty for drunken driving is a to fine first offenders $100 with no jail sentence. Conviction will continue to carry an automatic license revocation for one year. Second offenders will receive a mandatory 90-day jail sentence and a $1,000 fine; Firemen Get Protecton PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia fire department is installing bullet-proof plexiglass domes on its 34 hook-and-ladder trucks to protect tillermen from snipers and rock throwers. William J. Eckles, deputy fire commissioner, said Monday the tillerman, who controls the rear wheels from a high perch, is "like a marshmallow on a stick —simply unprotected ... even small children like to throw stones at him. ' CHUCK GILES is the new president of Blytheville Gide-' on Camp. Other officer's are: Junior Presneil, vice-president; A. R. Peek, Bible secretary; Wayne Taylor, .secretary-treasurer; Bill Taylor, chaplain; and Marvin Taylor, assignment secretary. Telltale Button LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Arson detectives, investigating a ?3,000 weekend blaze at a school, found a button on a window ledge. Among the curious bystanders stood a youth wearing a jacket missing a button. After comparing the window ledge button with the remaining buttons on the jacket, detectives booked Robert Lee Scott, 18, Monday on suspicion. of burglary and arson. No Evidence COLUMBUS, Ohio. (AP) - A woman in suburban Whitehall went to police headquarters and told officers she inadvertently drove past a stop sign. Mayor Paul J. Haytcher said a patrolman wrote an affidavit charging -her, with failure .to stop. The case came to the atten- ion of Whitehall Prosecutor James Toomey who went into a huddle with the mayor. Their decision: dismissed on motion of the prosecutor. Haytcher said there was no evidence of violation—police did not see it. No Transplant DALLAS, Tex. (AP) — Parkland Hospital canceled tentative arrangements Monday night for what would have been the worlds 21st heart transplant operation. Spokesmen.said the father of the prospective donor, .-a young woman who suffered a head injury in an auto accident 10 days ago, refused permission. 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