The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 27, 1966 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 27, 1966
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS YOU 62—NO. 183 BLYTHEV1LLB, ARKANSAS (72318? TUESDAY. M5PTEMBEB 27, 1868 TIN CINTS 10 PAGES Dateline Sept. 27 JARKARTA, Indonesia (AP)The entire dock beside tLe American freighter glistened with spilled rice, part of $9 million worth the United States government is shipping Indonesia. Out of the 4,000-ton shipment, nearly 1,500 tons of the rice is spilled onto the docks, where it will be swept up and largely kept by the laborers. ' ; • SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A gasoline barge, gashed when it struck a rock in San Francisco Bay, exploded in early morniig darkness today and killed three men, the Fire Department said. Another four men, including two U.S.. Navy sailors who jumped into flaming water in rescue attempts, were injured. • MOSCOW (AP) — President Johnson said today that the Russian and American. people "are more naturally friends than enemies" and that "no two nations have more to lose in war than the United States or the Soviet Union." • •' MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Hurricane Inez bore down on the French Islands of Guadeloupe with 100-mile-an-hour fury today and, 1,000 miles in her wake, another tropical blow appeared to be forming. The 295,000 residents of Guadeloupe, a chain of seven rum, sugar and coffee producing islands at the eastern end of the Caribbean, battened down against an assult of wind and water expected to reach its height in the afternoon. • • NEW YORK (AP) - All the state had against Joan Powe •'was her own admission that she had killed her 4-year-old son because he .soiled his bed. That confession was not enough. Mrs. Powe, 26, was free today after a Brooklyn judge ruled police had failed to inform her of her rights before she confessed — a violation of the Supreme Court's recent ruling on defendants' rights. • TOKYO (AP) — Communist China's premier and foreign minister were quoted today as insisting their country has wanted to settle differences with the United States but that Washington has not met Peking's proposals. LEWISTON, Maine (AP) -j President Johnson saved money by turning off the White House lights, but now he's getting a $784.77 bill for a well-illuminated 25-minute speech in Lewiston. • UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP)—African and Asian diplomats in the U.N. General Assembly expressed determination today to push ahead with efforts to strip South Africa of its control over South-West Africa despite a South African warning of serious consequences. • NEW YORK (AP)-Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, D-N.Y., stripped last week of many of his powers as a House committee chairman, now faces trial on criminal contempt charges growing out of a libel judgment he lost more than three years, ago. • VATICAN CITY (AP)-Pope Paul VI is sending a special Vatican peace mission to Viet Nam, it was disclosed today. The mission, headed by Archbishop Sergio Pignedoli, apostolic delegate to Canada, will leave Rome by plane this afternoon. • MIAMI, Fla. (AP)-A $1 million weekly tab lies ahead for U.S. taxpayers to look after an increased flow of refugees from a Cuban regime which reportedly costs the Soviet Union $1 million daily. The Cuban Refugee Center, operated by the Health, Education and Welfare Department, laid that expenditures have risen because of an airlift that brings 10 planeloads of Cubans hen weekly. SPOOKS RETIRE — The Northeast Arkansas District Fair has been put to bed. Workers yesterday were packing sideshows and rides. Fair Manager Raleigh Sylvester called the event "the best since 1957." (Courier News Photo) 'Best Since 19 57' Fair Tops 30,000 Although the counting isn't finished yet o f f i c i a 1 s of the Northeast Arkansas District Fair expect total attendance to nudge 32,000. Fair Manager Raleigh Sylvester said it was the best since 1957. "We were mighty pleased with the weather and well Rash Of Break-Ins Hit Bootheel CARUTHERSVILLE — Law enforcement officers in the Bootheel were plagued with a run of break-ins over the weekend. In Caruthersville a window was broken at Sawyer's Drug Friday night and three watches and four lighters were stolen. That same night Collin's Drugs was entered and costume jewelry, whiskey and two pistols were stolen, according to Police Chief H. Edwards. Edwards said he felt there was a connection between the two thefts but no arrests have been made. Saturday night attempts to burglarize two stores, Ace Hardware and King's Grocery, were unsuccessful. The thiefs apparently were frightened away, Edwards said. One theft was reported at Hayti where Gene's Texaco station was entered and a new tire was stolen. Attempts to break into the station's cigarette machine failed. pleased with the crowd. There wasn't one day when someone couldn't come to the fair," he said. "This time we had a form of entertainment for nearly every interest group in the community. For example, the gospel singers. They were a nationally known group. They brought out many people I haven't seen at the fair before. I believe there was a hard-core group that would have stayed there all night and listened io the singing," he said. He said the Battle of the Bands drew the teenage set and Trent Wood and Tiny of WMCT- TV pleased the little people. 'Of course the Thrillcade al- Soviet Arrested BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) Leonid A. Mamurin, head of a Soviej: government trade mission in Thailand, was arrested Monday night on charges of subversive activity. ways has its following. So all in all we think we had some form of entertainment to please everyone," he said. Sylvester said several prominent cattle breeders from sections of Arkansas described the fair's cattle show as, "the best in tije state." "The farm manager of Winrock Farms at Carlisle asked me if I realized that there were $1 million worth of cattle in fin barn. I never had thought of i that way but the quality of th stock we bad certainly contri buted to the show's success,' Sylvester said. He said the board intends to follow the same basic forma for the fair next year. Osceola Has New Firm OSCEOLA — A subsidiary of the $500 million National Dairy Corp. signed a contract Monday to locate here. The Sheffield Company of Norwich, N.Y., has leased 29,000 square feet of space — with an option to buy — from the Osceola Warehouse Co., according to J. C. Buchanan, chairman of the Osceola Industrial Development Committee. "They have already started remodeling one of the Osceola Warehouse buildings and t h e y have an option to add 36,000 square feet," he said. Buchanan said the company is spending $65,000 on the remodeling. The company — which manufactures a non-dairy creamer — is expected to begin production by Dec. 1, 1966. "To start with they will employ about 20 people (mostly men) and will build up to 100 persons," Buchanan said. Buchanan said he and OIDC members Ben Butler and Char lie Wiygul began negotiations with the firm in March of 1966 'We think Osceola is a good place for plants to locate. Ev eryone of the industries, th a have located here in the pas few years have expanded from one to three times...with the exception of one firm and we expect them to expand before like it here and really grow," _ _ SEEK CROWN - Paula Kay Riffey, 19, of Wheatley, Ark., (left) and Leonettc Reed, 19, of Heber Springs are contestants in the 1966 Queen of the National Cotton Picking beauty pageant. Miss Riffey is a sophomore at Arkansas State Teachers College at Conway and is Miss Monroe County, 1966. Miss Reed recently selected Miss North Arkansas •nd also holds the title, Miss Heber Springs. LBJ TO ATTEND MANILA PARLEY WASHINGTON (AP) - Pres- dent Johnson agreed today to attend next month's seven-na- ion conference of chiefs of state n Manila aimed at trying to end the Vietnamese war. The conference was set up under the guidance of President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philip- lines for all the countries with nilitary forces engaged in the conflict. White House press secretary Sill D. Moyers told reporters: President Johnson is glad to agree to this invitation and will glad to join the meeting of the other chiefs of state or government, which are participat- ng nations in the Philippines on or after Oct. 18." Moyers said the date Is still :entative. As to whether Johnson would use the trip to Manila as a departure point for a major swing through other por- ions of Southeast Asia, to Australia and New Zealand, for example, the press secretary said [hat at this point there is no schedule for an onward trip There have been numerous reports from the area that a Johnson visit is expected. . The journey across the Pacific will take-Johnson out of the country in the heat of the political campaign. It, in some aspects, was reminiscent of 1952, when Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhow- r scored toward the close of he presidential campaign with promise that were he elected, I will go to Korea." President Marcos proposed the onference Monday night. He in- ited the allied leaders to meet Manila to "review the pros- ects for a peaceful settlement : the conflict" in Viet Nam. The governments of South iet Nam, South Korea and hailand had agreed to plans or this conference, Marcos said the year is out. : So we think Sheffield will he said. National Dairy Corp. is the parent firm for companies such as Sealtest and Kraft, Buchanan said. He said Jim Doig of Norwich will move here by Oct. manage the plant. 1 to C'ville Fair Plans Made CARUTHERSVILLE - The 33rd annual American Legion Fair officially opens at 5 p.m. Oct. 5 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a fireworks display, according to George W. Brown, fair manager. Oct. 6 the queen, 16-year-old Renon Koontz of Portageville, will be presented and will receive her awards. At 7 p.m. that night a youth talent show also will be presented. More than 20 acts from cities in Missouri, Arkansas and Kentucky are scheduled, according to Mrs. Lena Shipton, director. Children's Day is Oct. 8. All regional school children will be admitted free and carniva' rides will be at reduced rates. A special attraction then wil be Loony Zoo stars Trent Wooc and Tiny the clown of WMCT- TV. Harness racing will be Saturday afternoon, Oct. 8. Five races will be run at 2 p.m. am five will be run at 2 p.m. Sun day. A total of $2,800 prize mon ey will be awarded. Brown also said all space in Exhibition Hall has been booket for educational and commercia displays and the U.S. Air Force will have a missile display. JJ Says WR Is Buying Negro Votes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Charging that Republican Winthrop Rockefeller is paying $10 a head for registration of Negro voters, Jim Johnson today continued his handshaking tour of South Arkansas. Johnson, (he Democratic nominee for governor, visited Hamburg, Lake Village, McGehee and Monticello Monday. At Hamburg, he shook hands with several Negro youths who got in a receiving line. "They got in line and I'm not going to turn them away deliberately," he said. It was reported during the Democratic primary campaign that Johnson refused to shake hands with Negroes. He has denied that he shunned Negroes although he said that he was not campaigning in the Negro community. Johnson made the charge about Rockefeller's "buying" Negro votes at Lake Village. "He is paying certain interes groups $10 a head to registe these people," Johnson said. "I makes me know what we are up against, face to face, wit] the money Mr. Rockefeller i evidently willing to pay," John son said. Sorry About That As if the alderman's race in Ward 3, position 3, is not confusing enough, one of the candidate's names has been listed as Harold J. Doyle. It should be Harold F. Doyle. Now everyone can stop call- Ing Harold to see if its really him that's running. He has company in the race, Ann Perry Bancroft, Bill Williams, Edwin Holstead, Robert Schwartz and William Benton j all want the post in speech at the University of Hawaii's East-West Center. Later, Prime Ministers Harold Holt of Australia and Keith J. Holyoake of New Zealand agreed. Marcos is in Honolulu on the last stop of a state visit to the United States. The Manila meeting would come exactly three weeks prior to the congressional elections in the United States. There has been speculation in Washington political circles that the Presi- CountyVoter Slate Is Set County rundown: An expected race between flayor Moses Sliman and Coun- ilman Fred George in Luxora id not materialize, with Sliman le long-time incumbent who as been under fire from the action led by George, deciding not to file. George will be un- pposed. Two Negroes filed for office n Luxora: Willie 0. Brown for city marshall against George shell; and J. N. Mabins for alderman, Ward 2, position 1, against John Ford. All other races in Luxora are unopposed. * + * Another embattled mayor, J. 3. Brown of Manila, is leading an entire slate of candidates against his opponent, Councilman C. L. King. Brown's slate includes Jerry Dudley, city recorder - eollec- or; Herbert Adkins and Paul Bobbins, aldermen, Ward 1; Gary P. Tate and Jack Edvards, aldermen, Ward 2; and Hugh Miles and E. A. Shaney- elt, aldermen, Ward 3. Those friendly to King filing or the same positions are Rose Jowning, recorder - collector; James Worthan, Bill Curtwright, and Wayne McCullough, aldermen, Ward 1; A. E. McCulley and Milton Towles, aldermen, Ward 2; and E. W .Robertson and J. E. MacMasters, aldermen, Ward 3. * * * In Osceola, opposed races include Mayor Ben Butler vs. Charley Wiygul; J. E. (Ed) Teaford vs. Tom McKinion for alderman, Ward 2, position 2; and Otis Raper vs. R. E. Prewitt, Ward 1, position 2. * * * An up-to-date list of filees for ustice - of - the - peace posi- ions (Quorum Court) includes: Chickasawba Township: Mrs. Dan Burge, Mrs. Max Harrison, See COUNTY on Page 5 Voters' League Meets Tonight Blytheville Voters' League will meet tonight at First Baptisl Church on Cleveland St. at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the Blytheville Day Care Center. John E. Bearden, director of the Office of Economic Opportunity here, said members ol his staff will be on hand to help from an ad hoc committee to expedite the Center. Parents will be invited to join Shis committee. Public is invited to the meeting. PARENTS, ALERT! Those Blytheville school dis trict students who are doing unsatisfactory work will be told to notify their parents with messages from the teachers, which will be sent out tomorrow (Wednesday), L. D. Harris, director of instruction, said today. The Blytheville schools issue report cards on the nine-week basis and the "U" report will be sent out during the fifth week of school. Some students are reluctant to show these unsatisfactory reports to their parents and this is why parents should ask t h e 1 r child if he received a report from his teachers, Harris said. dent might make some dramatic move regarding the Viet Nam situation just before the elections. Only Monday, the White House said in response 'to queries that Johnson's schedule was clear of any political events. White House press secretary Bill D. Moyers said Johnson had hundreds of invitations for appearances and speeches but none had been accepted. The President's official party for the Asian trip was already taking shape. His older daughter, Lynda Bird, said Monday night she may accompany her father. She talked with reporters after a White House dinner honoring West German Chancellor Ludwig Erhard. In his Honolulu address, Marcos said the emphasis of the proposed Manila summit meeting would be on the nonviolent and nonmilitary aspects of the Viet Nam situation. Speaking at the United Nations last Wednesday, Marcos called on the Soviet Union to join in an Asian conference seeking an end of the war. ATTENTION-GETTER — What better way to eafl attention to an important project than with the help of beauty? The Courier News photographer persuaded Society Editor Donna Smith to pose with this odd-shaped sign which is designed to save lives. The sign, being sold here through the Farm Bureau, is for use on slow-moving vehicles such as tractors, trailers and cotton pickers. Reflective surfaces are backed with aluminum and cost $2.50 each. (Courier News., Photo) Jury Picked For 4th Liuzzo Trial By REX THOMAS HAYNEVILLE, Ala. (AP) A male jury of eight Negroes and four whites was chosen today to try Ku Klux Klansman Eugene Thomas on a murder charge for killing of a white civil rights worker. Thomas, 43, a Bessemer, Ala. steel company employe, is accused of the slaying of Viola Gregg Liuzzo of Detroit, Mich. A conviction on a first-degree murder charge could bring the death penalty. Twenty-one Negroes and 11 white men remained on the list of prospective jurors when Ally. Gen. Richmond Flowers and defense attorney Arthur J. Hanes began striking the jury. Hanes, a former Birmingham mayor, removed 13 Negroes from the list with his strikes; Flowers struck 7 of the 11 white men on the list. Before the jury was chosen, Circuit Court Judge Werlh Thagard rebuked Flowers in open court for a statement the attor- ney general made to newsmen Monday. Thagard said he took the statement to mean an accusation that Negroes on the venire of prospective jurors were "handpicked." : . Flowers said he did not intend See TRIAL on Page 5 iniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiniuiiiii Weather Forecast .Increasing cloudiness this afternoon becoming mostly cloudy lonight with occasional rain ending tonight except south portions. Scattered thundersliowers south portions today and tonight. Clearing and cooler late tonight becoming fair Tuesday. High today and Wednesday mostly in the 70s. Lows in the low 50s in the north to 58 in the south. Probability of rain 40 percent today and tonight, decreasing to 10 percent Wednesday. Outlook Thursday partly cloudy and cool.

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