The Camden News from Camden, Arkansas on December 8, 1976 · Page 3
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jnlendar Of Events Camden (Ark.) Camden New»—Wednetday, December 8 , 1 976 — 3 THURSDAY ¡,‘rry Mixers square dance ' u} rne,,,s at H pm at the air\ i«*w Community Center Alcoholics Anonymous meets 11 ^ P m above the lion Ton, M Washington ' Jmden Association of (ilrl ^'»ut leaders will meet at 7 Pm in the St .John's Fpisco- pal ( hurch Cookie training ^ill t>e given I'lanmng Commission meets " 1 P in in the Municipal Huildin>i Public is invited Stated meeting of the Camden Masonic l>>dge at 7 p m FRIDAY Su;n up for I toys Club banket Ml through Dee 15 ages 7-8 910 and I M2 Senior citi/en bus service *ill In- in North Camden at 2 30 pm and in Chidester at 12 ill P m < all H36 6314 Alcohol us Anonvmous meHs at the corner of Agee and Trunian streets at H p m SATl RDAY Camden Chapter of the Unerican Diabete«* Association will hold a free diabetes Weening test for any inter* e*ted persons m the Camden ar»*a at the Gibson Discount i «titer TH5 California Ave from I p m to 4 p in Alcoholics Nnonvmous meets •it h p m above the IV»n Ton 140 VS¿shingtiKi The Christmas part> of the VSiKiien s <...If \svK iation vull tie held from n io p ni to li a rn at the * amden i nunirv Club The Order of the Eastern Star will hold an open installa tion of officers for the ensuing year at 7 .'Ml p m Worthy Matron Klect Margaret Sehon; Worthy Patron-Elect Harry Sehon Other officers will be announced later SUNDAY Alcoholics Anonymous meets •it 10 30 a m at the corner of Agee and Truman streets Kli/abeth Copeland will present her Fairview piano elass in rti ital at I p m m the chapel of the Fairview Methodist Church Public invited Fli/abeth Copeland will pres **nt her Camden piano students in recital at I 15 p m in Fel lowship Mall of the First Cnited Methodist Church Public invited MONDAY Senior citizen bus service will be in the Fairview area at 2 30 p m and in Buena Vista at 12 39 p m Call 830-0314 Hunch for lunch at the public library at noon Bring a lunch Library furnishes the drinks Today’s program features a book review on “Roots" by Alex Haley reviewed by Mrs Braxton Bragg Weight Watchers meet at the First Baptist Church Class at 6 p ni Members may weigh in at 5 30 p m Film retells 1946 murders Fast Camden Parks-Recreation Commission meets at 7:30 p in in the town hall ( amden Chapter 100 TOPS meets at 6 p m at the First National Bank Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p m at the corner of Agee and Truman streets Pryor is critical of formula HOT SPRINGS Ark iCPh — (»ov David II Pryor Tuesday told the Association of Xrkausas Counties convention the present formula for providing >tat«* funds to cities md counties is archaic and unwnrkabl Before lo Ih rie governor s A AC Board of *<1 to offer résolu • invention oppos » controversial an *hich Mould ibat k pavmenu to mites by the sec ** next biennium convention then olution offered bv ( lark County Judge Randall Mathis saying if the governor's plan is adopted it ‘ would be an abdication of responsibility b> the slate to meet the ne»*ds not of county government but of the people through their count government ” Pryor said he was not sur priv*d the A At would go on record opposing his plan and that he was convinced more strongly than ever his plan is the best thing for the state and the people I nder the plan he said every count» would find Us net dollar return increased from ^l to 70 per cent By TERRI DUNCAN 0( The Cundei News Staff The past 30 years have undoubtedly dulled, although not entirely escaped, the recollection in the minds of many older Camden residents of the mysterious Texarkana "Phantom Murders" of 1940 The still unsolved crimes in which five persons died by gunshot during a six-week period beginning about Sunday, March 3. 1940, has been called "one of the biggest murder investigations in recent Texas history" and was said to generate an almost "mass hvs- tena" in this region of the country A full length feature motion picture entitled "The Town That Dreaded Sundown", produced and directed by Camden- area native Charles B Pierce, will refresh the memory of those who were old enough at the time to understand the slayings and will tell the story again for those born of the next generation Texarkana, where the film *as shot on location, will premier the film Dec 17 It will be released Dec 24 in Camden at the Malco Theatre located at 140 Adams Ave SW The movie, which is said to tell the story of the ‘Phantom" killings from the "point of view of the police", will star Academy Award winner Ben John son in the leading role of Texas Ranger M T Gonzaulles who was in charge of the investiga tion Gonzaulles will be known in the picture as J I) Morales since all names in the movie script have been changed. Also starring are Andrew Prine, Jimmy Clem, Belinda Palmer. Pierce and Farl F Smith, who collaborated with the producer on the film’s screenplay Some 19 Texarkana residents have featured roles in the film, besides several "extras." Miss Sue Edwards of the Dallas office of American Institute of Pictures, division of public relations and advertising, said in Camden recently while doing research on the killings, that the case is still considered open by law enforcement agencies, although several persons have admitted to the slayings More than 300 suspects have been questioned in the case iver the years, resulting in no convictions She said that more recent clues still are being traced by the police and other agencies involved in the investigation such as the Texarkana. Ark and Tex , police departments, the Texas Rangers. Arkansas State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Owner of the Malco Theatre. Richard Fenwick said he can well recall the efforts he and ^LAYAWAY HOW! 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A $10,000 reward for the “Phantom” was posted at one time for which a massive manhunt ensued, Fenwick said Four of the victims, two males and two female were teenagers who were found as couples while parked in cars in secluded areas of the city and the fifth victim was a Miller County farmer Mis wife was shot twice in the face but the wounds were not fatal Fenwick said rumors at that time were rampant and that law enforcement officers were needinl to thwart panic among the Texarkana townspeople “Many people biarded up their homes or were escorted to and from work as . part of the hysteria,’ the theatre owner said “The Town That Dreaded Sundown" is Pierce’s fifth picture His other cr'*dits include “The Legend of Boggy Creek,’’ also filmed m the Texarkana area. “Bootleggers,” “Win terhawk,” and the “Winds if Autumn ” ,,Winterhawk received the Bicentennial Film of the Year Award These four films are said to have been produced sn less that four years and averaged more than $90 million gross J ean s C raft ^S upply C enter lorgn* o‘ HarxAcrof* ir Sou* Arkartt *AarMor> SquO'e $N>pp EL DOÄADO GIVE SOMETHING EZRA SPECIAL ____Sale Prices Good Through Saturday at Over 600 Store» Throughout the South and Southwest. 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