The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 19, 1966 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 19, 1966
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Blyfhevffle (Ark.) Courier News — Monday, September 19,19W •• Pan term Policeman a Friend iail Van KJuran uillllliWHWHIUIIIMIlUUllUllllllilIlliUuu. DEAR ABBY: I have a young neighbor who has children about the ages of mine. Our children play together constantly at either my house or hers. It seems the only way this mother can discipline her children is to tell them if they aren't "good" she will call the policeman. Now it's none of my business how she wants to raise her c h 11 d r e n, but I do. not want my children .to. grow up being afraid of policemen. Should I say something to this mother? K so, how do I put it without getting her angry at me? A.NEIGHBOR DEAR NEIGHBOR: Tell her that for her own isfety children i h o uId be taught that the policeman is their friend because should a child be lost, hurt or molested by a s t r a n g e r, he should aik the nearest policeman for help. If yon explain this to your neighbor «he will rarely understand and change her threats. DEAR ABBY: When I was 16, I lost the thumb and first two fingers from my right hand in a hunting accident. This is my problem: People are always wanting to shake hands with me, which has given me many awkward moments. . They become offended or embarrassed if I do not shake. hands with them. I.have tried wearing a glove, but. people are not very observant and they put out their hand, anyway. I don't think I ought to apologize for my hand. Any suggestions? •'-..'. .-' »,C. DEAR S. C.: You needn't apologize. Simply offer your LEFT hand before the other party has a chance to reach for your right and he should quickly get the message. DEAR ABBY: Will a home for unwed mothers take in a married woman? I was mar- ried three yean ago when 1 was 17. I had a baby bill he lived only • tew hours. My husband was so disappointed because he always wanted a son. When I became pregnant 'our months ago I told my husband the good news and the next thing I knew he ran out on me. f guess he never forgave me for losing our little boy. I feel just like ! am going to have a baby out of wedlock, Abby. I have no family, and I have never met my husband's family and wouldn't even know where to look for them. I have tried to locate my husband but can't. I have very little money. Do you know of a home for unwed mothers near Hammond, Ind., that would take me in? ALONE DEAR ALONE: Yes. Please send me your name and address and I will help you immediately, CONFIDENTIAL TO "HAVE PROOF": You may have "Proof" but it may not be the deciding factor: There are numerous cases in-which a parent was found guilty of adultery, and was still given custody of the children. Ask your lawyer to tell you why. Troubled? Write to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., ORDINANCE NO. TM AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A FRANCHISE TO BLVHBVILLE TV CABLE COMPANY, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTING, ACQUIRING, OPERATING AND MAINTAINING A COMMUNITY ANTENNA TELEVISION SYSTEM IN THE CITY OF BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS; PROVIDING CONDITIONS, REQUIREMENTS AND REGULATIONS THEREFOR; PRESCRIBING PENALTIES AND VIOLATIONS OF ITS PROVISIONS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS: Section 1. That Blytheville TV Cable Company, its successors and assigns be, and is hereby granted the right and/or franchise to construct, acquire, operate and maintain a community antenna television system in the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, for the .purpose of furnishing direct wire reception of television programs to the citizens and residents of .the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, that subscribe to said ser- 90069. For a personal reply, enclose a stamped, self • addressed envelope. Handsome new Fleetside... one of 26.' .all-new Chevy pickup models for 1967! Here's the -brand -new '67 Chevy plckupr It's strikingly new in styling. Lower, sleeker, its trim appearance puts many cars to shame. And this one's tougher, too. New hody sheet metal resists rust better. There's a new all-steel pickup box, also, with full-depth double- wall side panels and tailgate. And a new one-hand tailgate latch. And the attractive new color-keyed cab interior is roomier. Also, there's better visibility plus added safety features such as padded instrument panel and sun vis<>r and others. the new'67 Chevy pickup looks so good and is built so well you can use it for almost anything! MORE LOAD SPACE ON A LONGER WHEELBASE! »ll-N[W CHEVY-VAN 101 001" WHEeiBASE) IHLY STYIEO SHEW-VAN SOB!" MEtllASE) New Chevy-Vans in two sizes for '67...MN V8 powir, too! Now you can get a long low-cost Chevy-Van! All new for '67 is the Chevy-Van 108 with 108" whcelbase and whopping 256-cubic-foot load space. Or pick the Chevy-Van 90 with 209- cubic-foot cargo area. Both sizes can nei equipped with hustling V8jjower-a big 283 V8! And both can be had in Sportvan versions. There's a brand new breed of Chevy trucks at your Chevrolet deal* er's, so stop by soon! m 03-OSIl Bob Sullivan Chevrolet-Cadillac Company 301 W. Walnut Blytheville Phone PO 3-4578 ce, by means «r the •sUb- iihment. of • master antenna stem utilizing a special tower nd antennas, a master control nit and necessary amplifiers, relaying television signals rectly into the individual tele- sion receivers of those who ubscribe to aforesaid service. That said company is further ranted the right and privilege construct, erect, maintain nd operate antenna television ansmission facilities under, ver, across, through and above le public streets, avenues, al- eys, roads, bridges and high- ays and other public places f the City for the purpose of eceiving, amplifying and dis- ributing television signals to citizens and residents of the ity of Blytheville and subse- uent additions thereto. Section 2. The term of this ranchise shall be for twenty 20) years from the beginning f service through a community ntenna television system, but n no event more than 18 months rom the date hereof. This fran- hise is made and is to be en- oyed subject to reasonable reg- lations and ordinances of a olice nature as City may deem roper to adopt not destructive f the rights herein granted. Section 3. This franchise is xclusive and shall not be in- erpieted as granting the right o originate audio signals and •isual images. Provided furth- r, the Company is specifically inhibited from making assessments or charging fees to sub- cribers of its services, above ts regular monthly subscrip- ioncharge, for the privilege of riewing any special or particular program or programs, lates, changes and channels elections will be considered by 'ity, Council and reviewed an- ually or upon 30 day notice. Section 4., .The company shall make available an all-band sys- em, -to include .UHF,. capable if providing at least twelve (12) channels of satisfactory television reception to its subscrib- irs and provide pictures on ;ubscribers receivers through- jut the system essentially of he same quality. as those received at the antenna site or mint of distribution, Little Rock, Arkansas, VHF stations in exis- ence when service here is started shall be. offered by the Company. Said system shall conform to the requirements ol ;he Federal Communications Commission and shall be free from spurious radiation or leakage so as to definitely prohibit interference with television reception of non-subscribers to the service. Upon complaint and proof to the City Council of the 2ity of Blytheville, Arkansas, by any resident non-subscriber that lis television reception has de .eriorated because of the Com)any's operation of its system other public places, made by the Company in the course of their operations, shall be guarded and protect.] at all times by the placement of adequate barriers, .fences or boardings, the bounds of which during periods of dusk and darkness shall be clearly, designated by red warning lights. Whenever the Company shall take up or disturb any pavement, 'sidewalk, or other improvement of any street, avenue, alley or other public place, the same shall be accomplished under the control and supervision of the Office of the City Engineer and sama shall be replaced and the surface restored in as good condition as before entry within forthy-eight (48) hours after completion of the Company's work. Section 8. In the event of the failure of the Company to render community television service in the City c Blytheville as . contemplated and provided 'or. by this Ordinance with a seriod of eighteen (18) months :rom the effective date of this ordinance, the City Council or the City of Blythevllle shall lave the right to declare this Ordinance and the rights and franchise granted thereunder forfeited!' Should the Company discontinue service for a period of sixth (60) days after its system has been instituted, the City of Blytheville shall have the right to declare this Ordinance and the rights and franchise granted thereunder forfeited and make a written demand on the Company, to proceed to remove their cables, wires and other facilities from the City streets, lanes avenues, sidewalks, alleys, highways, other public places and from, the premises of Com- pany's' subscribers within thirty (30) days from the date of such demand; further, should the 'Company fail to proceed with removal of aforesaid facilities, .after receipt of notice,, the City shall have the right to remove-same and retain it as the absolute property of the City, without accounting there- for to the Company and the expense of such .removal shall be charged to and paid by the Company, without credit for the value, if any. Section 9. The Company shall indemnify and hold the City harmless at all times during the term of this grant from anc against all- claims for injury or damages to persons or property both real and personal caused by the construction, erection, operation or maintenance of any structures, equipment, appliance or products authorized or used pursuant to authority of this Ordinance. The Company shall, at all times during, .the existence of this franchise carry and require their contractors to carry suit of the violation or failure on the part of the Company, its successors' and assigns, to observe their proper duty or because Of negligence in whole or in. part (rising out ol the construction, repair, extension, maintenance or operation of their -distribution lines, amplifiers, or equipment of any kind or character used in connection with this permit or franchise. ' Section 10. If the Company shall fail to comply with any of the provisions of this franchise, or default in any of their obligations except for causes beyond reasonable control of the company and shall fail, within thirty (30) days after written notice from the City to correct such default or noncompliance, the City shall have the right to repeal this Ordinance and all rights of the'Company hereunder. ; Section 11. The company shall furnish, free of charge, one service distribution connection to each school located within the corporate limits of the City of Blytheville, one service distribution connection to the City Hall and to each of the Fire De- lartment stations within the :orporate limits of the City of Blytheville. Section 12. The Company shall ?ay, and, in consideration of the granting of this franchise, igrees to pay to the City of 31ytheville as a franchise tax payment. . i / Section 13. -The franchise pay. ments herein provided for shall be in lieu of any business or occupation licenses or taxes, but shall not be in lieu of ad valorem taxes assessed with, respect to real or personal property of the Company by the City. . . ::•< Section 14. Records and Re-' ports. The City shall have access at all reasonable hours to all 'if the Company's plans, contracts, and engineering, accounting, financial, statistical; customer and service records relating to the property and ;t0 the operatioi. of the Company and to all other records requir?! ed to be kept hereunder. The following records and reports shall be filed with the City Clerk and in the local office of the Company: (a) Company Rules and? Regulations. Copies of such" rules, regulations, terms 1 , and conditions adopted by" the Company for the con- 1 duct of its business. (b) Gross Revenue. An; •> annual summary report showing gross revenues re:., ceived by the Company'" 1 from its operations within" and outside the City during' 1 '' the preceding year and ;• such other information as- the City shall request to" properties and expenses related to the Company's service within and outside the City. Section 15. The Company shall, pay the City the cost of publishing this-Ordmance according to law. Section 16. This Ordinance being necessary for the comfort, convenience arid welfare' of the City of Biythevffle, Arkansas, and the inhabitants thereof, an emergency is herfc by declared to exist and' this Ordinance shall take effect and be in force after its .passage,.; Passed and approved this .13 day of September, 1966. Attest: Jimraie Edwards, Mayor and finding of such interference, such shall be cause for the repeal of this ordinance and termination of the franchise granted herein unless said interference be eliminated within 30 days after such finding by the Council. Should said Company make available 'radio broadcasts, local radio, both F'M and AM shall be made'available to its subscribers; further, should i television station that originates its own audio signals and visual images be established in ;he City during the period of'this 'ranchise, said television 'station's programs "will be made available by the Company to its subscribers. Section 5. The Company, shall not engage in sales, or services of television or radio receivers. Section 6. The Company's transmission and distribution system, poles, wires, and appurtenances shall. be located, erected and maintained so as not to endanger or interfere with the lives or persons or to interfere with any Improvemens the City may deem proper to make, or to hinder unnecessarily or obstruct the free use of the streets, alleys, bridges or other public property. Construction and maintenance, of the transmission distribution system, including house, connec? tions, shall be in accordance with the provisions of. the National Electrical Safety Code, prepared by the National Bureau of Standards, the National Electrical Code of the National Board of Fire Underwriters and such applicable ordinances and regulations of the City of Blytheville affecting electrical installations which may be presently in effect or may be enacted by the City c' Blytheville. Section 7. In the maintenance and operation of their television transmission and distribution system in the streets, al leys and other public places, and in the course of any new construction or addition to their facilities, the Company -shal' proceec as to cause the least possible inconvenience to the general public; any opening or obstruction in the stretU or (a)Insurance i such form and in such companies as shall be approved by the City Attorney, of the City of Blytheville ' to protect the City and themselves from and against an.' and all claims of injury of damages to persons or property, both real and personal, caused by the construction, erection, operation, or maintenance of any structure, equipment, appliance, and the amount of such insurance against liability due to damage to property shall not be less than One Hundred Thousand Dollars- ($100,000.00), as to any one person, and Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000.00), as to any one -accident, and against liability due to injury or death of persons, One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000..00), as to any one person and Three Hundred Thousand Dollars (?300.000.00), as to any one accident. (b) Workmen's compensation insurance, in compliance with the laws of the State of Arkansas. (c) Automobile liability insurance with limits of not less than $100/300,000.00 and automobile liability property damage insurance with a limit of not less than Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) to cover all automotive equipment. The Company, upon receipt of due notice in writing from the Ci'.y, shall defend at their own expense, any action or proceedings against the City of Blytheville in which it is claimed that the injury or damage arose from the Company's activities in the construction or operation of their television system; and in the event of a determination of liability, shatl indemnify the City, more particularly, the Compai.y, its sue cessors and assigns, does hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless the City of Blytheville from any and all liability, claim, demand or judgement growing out of any Injury to any person or property as a re- and as compensation for the right and privileges enjoyed hereunder, a sum equal to five (5) per cent of gross receipts received by the Company from its customers within the City limits of Blytheville and a sum equal to five (5) per cent of gross receipts received by the Company from its customers Outside the City of Blytheviile, excepting incorporated towns and cities. Said payment shall be paid annually on the first day of February of each year for the previous calendar year, and, if requested by the City, Company shall post sufficient bond to guarantee such annual _ , . . W. I. Malin, City ClerkADDENUM: SCHEDULE OF NET INSTALLATION CHARGES AND MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION FEES: Residential Monthly Charge (net) $ 4.50 Additional Outlet (residential) .53 Outlet for radio (separate) .50 Residential Installation ' 10.00 Installation of additional outlet 5.00 Transfer of Set Connection from one Building to another building (continuous service) . .... S.'Ott Transfer of television set connection within building - •• - 3,00' . All above installation charges are based on normal installations. Should customer desire extra lengths of cable, buried cable or other requirements not considered normal, additional charges will be based on labor and material. Blytheville TV Cable Company reserves the right to offer special promotion rate reductions on installation charges or to offer trade-in for old TV antennas. ... , . ". SCHEDULE OF PROPOSED NET INSTALLATION CHARGES AND MONTHLY SUBSCRIBER'S FEES FOR COMMERCIAL USE. Installation charges for hospitals, hotels, motels and apartment houses will be ascertained on a labor and material basis. ' First outlet (net) • -$4.50 1st 20 units (net) 1.10 each 2nd 20 units • (net) 1.05 each 3rd 20 units (net) - 1.00 each all units above 60 (net) .95 each One service connection will be furnished., free of. charge to ' each school located within the corporate 'limits of the' City of Blytheville; one service connection to the City Hall, and .to each of the Fire Stations within the Corporate limits of" the City "of Blytheville. OUTLINE OF PROPOSED STATIONS TO BE PROVIDED CHANNEL 2' Weather and News. As KLCN.and KLCN-FM already have a News Department it is felt that Blytheville TV Cable Company can definitely offer a superior service. "~ : . WREC-TV—Memphis, Tennessee Network: CBS" KARK-TV-Little Rock, Ark. Network: NBC; WMC-TV—Memphis, Tennessee KATV-TV-Little Rock, Ark. KAIT-TV—Jonesboro, Arkansas CHANNEL CHANNEL CHANNEL CHANNEL Network: NBC; Network: ABC : CHANNEL 8 KAIT-TV—Jonesboro, Arkansas Network: ABC^ or WDXI-TV—Jackson, Tennessee Network: CBS" and ABC- CHANNEL 9 Newly granted UHF Station in Memphis, Tenn-" WMTU-TV essee. Operators propose operation to start in " r approximately one year with independent sports,. syndicated shows and movies in color. Station' will be received on Channel 30 and-converted for ; use on the Cable on Channel 9. ; HANNEL 10 Memphis, Tennessee. This is the educational j station and will offer many subscribers a won-, derful opportunity to view the fine educational '• features presented by this station. - ; CHANNEL 11 KTHV-TV-Little Rock, Arkansas - I CHANNEL 12 KFBS-TV-Cape Girardeau, Mo. Network: CBSj HANNEL-13 WHBQ-TV-Memphis, Tennessee Network: ABC- In addition to the above television stations, Blytheville. TV Cable Company will also offer KLCN and KLCN-FM plus many -, excellent FM stations not receivable in, Blytheville with ordinary ;• antenna. It is proposed to expend every effort to bring the addi--, tional thir'den additional Cardinal baseball games not previously i presented through Memphis and available only to St. Louis r ; Television. -.: + PROPOSAL AS TO BOND UNDER TV FRANCHISE The Blytheville TV Cable Company proposes to post a Bond, in the total amount of ,$6,000.00 with the City of Blytheville, upon.' the granting of a TV Cable Franchise to said company, with; sureties to. be approved by the City, conditioned that the 'City;,will provide, within the period allowed for the TV Cable system'. to be in operation, TV Cable Service including Little Rock, Ark%. sas and St. Louis, Missouri TV Stations and upon failure to pW% vide service including Little Rock, the Company: will forfeit t)w~ sum of $3,000.00 and upon failure to provide service including St.:; Louis the company will forfeit the sum of. $3,0000.00. ,;•" This understanding shall not be contingent upon Federal Com- ^ munjcation Commission approval as to forfeiture in case saidU service cannbt be provided. Nothing contained in this propos.aj". is to be construed as a forfeiture of the: .franchise granted but.. only of the amounts as stipulated upon hon-performance of W? j provisions for said services. : '..'.' ....'.,;:» BLYTHEVILLE TV CABLE COMPANY . ',':,"r s/Harold Sudbury, President ATTEST: W. I. Malin, City Clerk Jimmie Edwards, Mayor

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