The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 23, 1966 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 23, 1966
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 83-NO. 160 BLYTHBVILLB, ARKANSAS (72315? FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23,1966 TIN CINTS 14 PAGES Dateline Sept. 23 BULLETIN UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP)—The Soviet Union replied today to the latest U.S. Viet Nam peace proposals by demanding the immediate withdrawal of all U.S. forces as the only way to peace. Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko told the U.N. General Assembly in a major policy declaration "there are still no signs testifying to the seriousness of the intention of Washington to seek a settlement" of the Viet Nam war. 6,000 Attend District Fair WASHINGTON (AP) - Using the United Nations as a global sounding board, U. S. Ambassador Arthur J. Goldberg went about as far as the United States thought he safely could in trying to set off a new wave of peace-seeking to end the war in Viet Nam. (see story on page 14) SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP)-High-flying U. S. B52s bombed Communist North Viet Nam Thursday night for the fourth tune in the war. The bombers unloaded tons of explosives on ammunition dumps, truck parks and storage depots in the southern end oi North Viet Nam above the demilitarized zone. MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. George C. Wallace faced a contempt of court showdown for the second time in his turbulent career today as Negroes sought to speed up school integration in Alabama. Attorneys for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People filed . motion in federal court charging Wallace with violating a two- year-old court order. WASHINGTON (AP)-President Johnson calls in a group of governors today to talk over efforts to stabilize the economy The White House did not elaborate on its statement that several governors were invited to an 11:30 a.m. session with the President. Nor did it announce the names of those invited. WASHINGTON (AP) - Pres dent Johnson is swinging into his second "thousand days" in a bouyant mood—despite prdb lems at home and abroad am slippage in the polls. As of today, Johnson has been In office for 1,037 days. The time span is worth noting because that's exactly how long John F Kennedy served before the as sassination at Dallas in 1963. About 6,000 persons visited the [ortheast Arkansas District "air at Walker Park last night, ccording to Fair Mnager Ra- eigh Sylvester. More than half that number rowded into the grandstand and round the stage where nine rea rock and roll bands bat- led for more than two hours. When the last guitar had twanged and the last "Yeh! Teh!" had been moaned, a group known as, The Reins, won the $100 first prize; The Wild Ones, had $50 for second lace and, The Bent Scepters, eceived $25 for third. Today at 1:30 p.m. a youth Fun Festival," a talent con- .est will be staged. Participating will be youth from 4-H clubs FFA and FHA clubs. Tonight's evening program will highlight gospel singing. tarring will be a Pensaeola, 'la., group, The Dixie Echoes. Two local favorites, The Hanock Family, and The Ross Sis- ers, also will appear. Admission to the grandstand qnight will be free, Sylvester aid. * * * Blytheville's little people may not get overly excited about •ock and roll bands, but they ire expected to be out en masses omorrow night at 7:30. That's when the Loony Zoo comes to Walker Park. Trent Wood and Tiny the clown have (AP) - MOSCOW (AP) - Chinese Defense Minister Lin Liao's young Red Guards are beating and murdering Chinese Commu nist party officials, the Commu nist parly organ Pravda report ed from Peking today. WASHINGTON (AP) - The mid-October target for adjourn ment of Congress lookei more reachable today as majo legislation moved toward floo action after a flurry of commit tee decisions. NEW YORK (AP)-A Stat Supreme Court justice todaj held 13 Cosa Nostra bosses in i total of $1.3-million bail afte their arrest Thursday in wha was described as the bigges raid involving crime syndicat figures since the 1957 Apalachin conference. WASHINGTON (AP) - The; changed the rules on Rep Adam Clayton Powell, bu whether they're going to chang Powell remains to be seen. Both Powell and his foe claimed victory. SANTA FE, N.M. (AP)-Afte a four-day, 4,300-mile Wester trip, the nation's First Lad can surmount the threat of pop ulation explosions and achiev more beautiful surroundings. Returning to her Texas ranc today, Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnso said she had seen sights of staf gering natural and man-mad a bagfull of fun ready for the kids, according to Sylvester. He said admission to the grandstand also will be free Saturday night. The fair ends Sunday to the thunder of hoofbeats. About 20 quarter horses are expected to be entered in 10 races. First prizes of $100 each will be awarded the winner of the 220- yard and 440-yard race. * * * With the event at the halfway point, fair attendance stands at an unofficial 12,000 plus. If the remaining three days see good weather in evidence fair officials hope their 30,000 attendance goal may be met. Sylvester said he wanted to remind all prospective fairgoers that the fair consists of more than entertainment. "We have some fine exhibits on display also. At the Women's Exhibit building there are household items, art work, a flower show, hand-made clothing, needlework displays, in fact all the projects of the worn' en's clubs that would interest any homemaker." Also not to be forgotten are the displays at the Commercial Exhibits building. Sylvester described the items there as, "ex tremely well made." They include exhibits from local business firms as well as from out-of-town businesses. LBJ Signs Wage Bill; To Be $1.60 WASHINGTON (AP)-President Johnson signed into law today a bill boosting the national minimum wage to $1.60 an hour and bringing 8 million more people under its coverage. "This will bring a larger piece of this country's prosper- ty and a larger share of personal dignity to millions of our workers, their wives, and their children, and to me, frankly, hat's what being president is all about," Johnson said. The present $1.25 an hour minmum will go up in stages .0 $1.60 by 1968 under the new law, to which Johnson attached his signature at a ceremony in the White House Cabinet Room. Bie room was packed with representatives of labor and mem- >ers of the Senate and House. One of those present was Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Laboi Committee, whose committee members trimmed away Thursday some of his power to bot tie up legislation. Johnson mentioned Powell by name among several others in passing around thanks for helping to get the minimum wage measure enacted. NOT SANDRA, THAT WAS CAROLYN That young lady identified by ;he sponsors of the National Cotton Picking Contest beauty pageant as Sandra Roberts turns out not to be Sandra Roberts at all. The pert youngster pictured yesterday in the Courier News is Carolyn Stuart. Miss Stuart got an early start in this sort of competition. She was Little Miss Blytheville in 1954. GRANDPA'S HERE — Katherine Fidalgol, 3, enthusiastically welcomed her grandfather, Lee Roy Pafamore, who bearing presents) stopped in yesterday for a brief visit with his son-in-law and daughter, Captain and Mrs. Earl Fidalgo of Blytheville Air orce Base. An agriculture attache of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the Philippines, Paramore said that country's demand for U.S. cotton will continue and increase. (Courier News hPoto) In the Tropics, They Pick Cotton Over Synthetics City Cited For Safety Both Mayor Jimie Edwards and Police Chief George Ford were smiling at lunch Wednesday. And it had nothing to do with the top-secret morning meeting with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Johnson, which both had just attended. Frank Potter, executive vice president of the Arkansas department of the American Automobile Association, was the cause of their satisfaction. Potter, guest speaker yesterday at the Kiwani Club luncheon at the Goff Hotel, presented Edwards and Ford with a citation for the city's 1965 death- free traffic record. "This city has always excelled in traffic safety," Potter said. "Under the present leadership it probably will continue to." The blond birchwood plaque now hangs in the Mayor's office. By Jack Baker Staff Writer Cotton's future may -not be as hopeless as prognosticators in this country have hinted. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Lee Roy Paramore, a "permanent market" for the crop exists in the world's tropical climes. Paramore, an agricultural at- tache with the U.S.D.A. office in the Philippines, is in this country for a two-week spell in connection with Philippine president Ferdinand Edralin Marcos' state visit to Washington. He was at Blytheville Air Force Base today visiting his son-in-law, and daughter, Captain and Mrs. Earl Fidalgo. A specilist in cotton marketing since his days at North Carolina State's school of agriculture 35 years ago, Paramore said the outlook for sale of American cotton to the Philippines "has never been better." He added, "Cotton will continue to be demanded by countries like the Philippines, no matter how much of tie domestic market is captured by synthetics." His reasons: "In hot, muggy climates — especially where purchasing power is not great — cotton not only is a cheaper fabric but it conforms to weather conditions much more comfortably than any synthetic fiber yet devised. "Cotton will stand much more wear and washing in such climates than any known synthetics, as well. "Most importantly, nations like the Philippines cannot successfully grow their own cotton. Their growing season isn't FALL TARGET DATE — Work on state facing. The road 239 should be completed before 1967 and Highway 18 to gradeijbav.1 been jrsi«rJn« tin load to i«- tt<*»i .. blacktop road will run from state road 181. (Courier News right for it, and they have terrible insect problem." * * * Thus, Paramore said, the Philippines will continue to !m 3ort large quantities of cottoi irom the.United States, which is now providing up to 80 per cent of such imports. "They will be asking for a high of 200,000 bales next year,' ie said. "I would expect the same story holds true for Thailand and other Asian nations.' Paramore, former chief of the U.S.D.A.'s marketing council for cotton, said American wheat is another crop destined for an increasing share of Philippine imports. "My two basic missions in Manila are to expand these marketing opportunities in the Philippines and to provide intel ligence on agricultural develop ments in that country," Para more said. * * * He was optimistic about the announced intent of Presiden Marcos to launch crash programs in rice and corn in the Philippines. "Even though they have some of the greatest natural rice beds in the world, Filipino rice pro duction has lagged behind such countries as Japan for a long time," Paramore said. Present average rice yield is 2000 pounds per hectare, "hal what it should be," according to Paramore. "The basic reason is tha they're still using primitive hand-harvesting methods. The; sow their rice right into the water, and they still thresh i over wooden blocks. "The Marcos program is aimed at changing this. The President is working closely with our office in arranging for equipment, and progress in developing a short, stiff-draw rice capable of withstanding the country's typhoons is encouraging." Paramore said Filipino self- sufficiency in rice and corn would put the nation in better! shape for mutually profitable' trade arrangements with this country. "The Filipino Department of Agriculture is set up on a basis much like ours," Paramore said "They have county agents, home demonstration agents, extension offices, and the like." Some difficulty in making the system work has been experienced, he said, because of the disproportionate number of sharecroppers as against farm owners in the Philippines. "This situation has been alleviated by former President Diosdado Macapagal'g land reform measures, which redistributed land somewhat under Little Opposes Edwards in Bid For Mayorality Tom Little, Jr., went on the Incumbent P. D. Foster vs. Patine yesterday as a candidate rick Billiard, Ward 3, position or mayor, thus ending weeks 1; of speculation about his inten- Bill Williams vs. Edwin Hoi- ions. Little will oppose incum- stead vs. Robert L. Schwarz, sent Jimmie Edwards, who Ward 3, position 2 (this is the filed for re-election yesterday post vacated by retiring Coun- morning, some three hours ear- cilman John Meyer); lier than Little. Incumbent Edsel Harber vs. Edwards said this morning, Percy Wright, city attorney. "I don't know what the issues (Wright, the former city attor- could be in this c a m p a i g n. ney. stepped down two years ago We've had more progress in the to run unsuccessfully against city of Blytheville in the last Municipal Court Judge Graham wo years than ever before without even increasing our tax structure." Little was out of town this morning and was thus unavailable for comment. Edwards will be trying for his ;hird term as mayor and his :irst for a full four years under .errns of last year's Act 12 of the state Legislature. He was first elected in November, 1961, and has served consecutively since then. Previously he had served 14 years in the Legislature. Little was a member of the City Council from 1961 until his resignation early this year when his real estate firm, Tom Little Realty, became involved with the city's Urban Renewal project. At that time Little said he was stepping down to avoid a possible conflict of interests. Edwards, too, is a local businessman, operating Jimmie Edward Furniture Co. Races were shaping up for several Council posts, too. In the most novel race, incumbent Byron E. Moore will be opposed by a woman, Mrs. Nora Peterson, in Ward 5, position 2. Other contests: incumbent Joe Warren vs. Don Morris, Ward 1, position 1; Incumbent Denny Wilson vs. Marshall Blackard, Ward 1, Sudbury.) Still unopposed with tomorrow's filing deadline approach-' ing are Bob McHaney, Ward 4J position 1; Paul Wood, Ward 4, position 2; Jim England, Ward 5, position 1; Samuel F. Norris, city treasurer; and W. I. (Bill) Malta, city clerk. Councilmen will be elected at- large this year, despite the fact of residence requirements which make it necessary for them fce file for specific ward positions. Incumbent Wade Lee vs. Eddie Saliba, Ward 2, position 1; Incumbent Fred Boyett vs. Bob White, Ward 2, position 2; To Take Course Rev. R. W. Raines, field coordinator of the Mississippi County Office of Economic Opportunity, will attend the second training session of the Arkansas OEO Training Program in Little Rock. Purpose of the six-week course is "to train Comunity Action Agency directors and technical assistance staff," according to Dr. Earl E. Evans, project director. Luxora Change It was incorrectly reported Wednesday, that Jimmy Cortman and John L. Ford are both candidates for alderman, Ward 2, position 1, in Luxora. Cortman is running for position 2 in Ward 2. Edwards Little Confident 'Win' Predicts Win By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Winthrop Rockefeller, the Republican candidate for governor, says he not only thinks he will win the Nov. 8 general election, but that he will receive a mandate. Rockefeller carried his campaign into extreme northwest Arkansas Thursday, opening his headquarters at Rogers. Meanwhile, Mrs. Virginia Johnson, wife of Democratic nominee Jim Johnson, told a Little Rock civic club her husband was indebted to the people, "not the machine or the governor makers." Rockefeller said at Rogers that he thought his 1964 campaign for governor had peaked too early and that this year his campaign is better organized. He said there are more GOP candidates on the ballot this year than at any other time in the state's history. "We are giving the people of Arkansas a team in 1966," Rockefeller said, "But we have a lot of work to do in the remaining 50 days before the election." "From what I can see," he said, "on Nov. 8 we will not only have a victory, we will have a mandate." Earlier in the day, Rockefeller said at Little Rock that he is not trying to buy the governor's office. He said any such charge it See ROCKEFELLER Page 14 Farmer Loses Farm; Refuses to Pay Fine LITTLE ROCK (AP)-James I auction and the penalities and Weir, who lost his farm at auction to pay penalities for overplanting crops, has told a federal judge that he will not accept a $423 check, the balance due him from the sale of the Chicot County farm. U. S. District Judge J. Smith Henley said Thursday that he directed that the money be deposited in the registry of the court, allowing Weir to get the money at any time by filing a petition with the court. Henley said Weir returned the chek saying he would not accept it. Th» farfl brpjbi it interest totaled $59,576.17. The farm was sold when Weir refused to pay a $16.792 marketing quota penalty for overplant- ing his 1959 rice acreage allotment. Voter League Meets Blytheville will have a Voters special League meeting Tuesday night at First Baptist Church at 121 E. Cleveland. Office of Economic Opportunity staff members will be present at the meeting and parents of children who will attend the day care center are being to attend, gigs, Charges Filed Against Three Charges of burglary and ?rand larceny have been filed in the criminal division of Circuit Court against Billy Joe Ham, Bill Brothers and William Joe Milhorn. The three are accused of breaking into Armorel Hardware Store Sept. 12 and stea 1 - ing four shotguns and two rifles. Two other cases filed in the court were appeals from Blytheville Municipal Court. Jerry Troupe was fined $10 and $1.50 costs Aug. 30 on a charge of hazardous driving. He is free on $25 bond. Sept. 9 James B. Potter was found guilty in the municipal court of driving while intoxicated and of speeding. On the first count he was fined $100 and costs; on the second count $25 and costs. In the civil division of the court Charles R. Dickinson "has filed suit against Hoyt and M. G. Brown, husband and wife who do business as Insurance Claims Service. Dickinson claims he was hired by the defendant as an insurance adjuster April 15, 1965, through Sept. 1, 1966. At that time he claims he quit because of past due remuneration for salary and expenses. He seeks a $1,106.54 judgment plus six percent interest on that amount. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiinniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiniiiiiiniiB Weather Forecast Fair with a slight warming trend through Saturday. High today in the 80s, Lows tonight 44 to 52. High Saturday 92. Outlook Sunday partly cloudy and warm.

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