The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 22, 1966 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 22, 1966
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BIythevnw (Ark.) Courier News — Saturday, October ft, MM figt ThrM GOSNELL ROYALTY - Barbara Nace reigned as queen of Gosnell's Homecoming last night. Her maids were Nancy Walters, Janan White and Shelby Williamson. (Courier News Photo by Burger) at ofi arae 0 But what, after all, Is there to say? Perhaps this: Blytheville is small - town mid - Southern Americana, and, as such is supposed to be intolerant of strange city slicks from Megalopolita. Or so the penthouse intelligentsia say. But it just ain't so. Blytheville has its defects, but most of them are tacitly acknowledged by the townsmen, who are try- Ing to do something about them. Sinclair Lewis hit the big time back in 1920 with his novel "Main Street," a book which represented the American small town as a bigoted, self-centered hovel of torlured souls. I read that book several years ago and was both delighted by Lewis's gifts of satire and appalled by the picture he drew of "Main Street." However, if Blytheville is typical of American small towns, the picture was grossly misrepresented. For one thing, people here are generally unconcerned about what religion, if any, a fellow townsman practices. To be sure, they will ask, "What church do you go to?" but the question is merely polite. Its meaning is not "You better shape up, boy" but "Maybe we'll get to see you on Sunday mornings." Similarly, the townsfolk of Blytheville are unconcerned about a man's politics. They may argue heatedly; they may curse and fume and swell with rage at the notion of a heresy; but, ultimately, they are more than tolerant. They recognize a man's ideas as his own; the most disapproval they allow themselves is a friendly disdain. In short, I am saying that I came here from a metropolis (Memphis in my case) expecting the possibility of considerable restraints on my person. I have not found any such restraints. I have said what I wanted to say at all times; I have done what I wanted to do; I have written what I wanted to write the way I wanted to write it. Neither employers nor friends nor the most remote associates in this town or in this county have ever asked me, directly or' indirectly, to behave in any olher way than the way I have felt like behaving. Blytheville, then, has been as pleasant to me as any small town advertises itself as being. Homey and comfortable; a home away from (ancestral) home; a comfort at all times. The Sinclair Lewis stereotype does not apply, and I am glad I discovered this. Moreover, as Jada McGuire, ths Chamber of Commerce executive whs left BlythevUU him- self earlier this month, once told me, "Well, Jack, maybe when you get up on top someday, you can say, 'I started firing my rockets in Blytheville. That's where my professional career really began.'" And this, of course, is true. This is where it all began. I found out to my delight while writing for this newspaper that the old cliche, "A journalist should write down to an eighth grade level," is absolutely without truth. This cliche is just that, a cliche. It has no more validity than the television magnate's apology for his lousy programs that "The public won't tolerate anything any better." The public will "tolerate," nay more, encourage, as good as you can give it. I have never insulted the intelligence of tiiis reading public by writing "down" to any hypothetical level of relative illiteracy. I have, in fact, treated my readers as literate folk, and, to my great joy, they have responded as nothing less than that. The trouble with the public, aesthetically, is not with the public. The trouble is with the cynics who underestimate and insult the intelligence of the public. Well, we have profited together, you and I. Or so I believe. The newspaper I have been nwking for is probably unique in some small way. It has a soul, a conscience, and an elan, and the man it has been my privilege to work for these months since February, Hank Haines, is 'the personification of these things. So, farewell. Best wishes. And many thanks. My backlog is not entirely cleared out; and so you may be reading a thing or two carrying my byline next week. Wear them in good health. ORDINANCE NO. 752 AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING ANNEXATION OP TERRITORY LOCATED IN THE NORTH HALF OP THE NORTHEAST QUARTER (NEtt) OP THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SWVi), SECTION ELEVEN (11), TOWNSHIP FIFTEEN (15) NORTH, RANGE ELEVEN (11) EAST AND ASSIGNING ANNEXED TERRITORY TO WARD 1-A IN THE CITY OF BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. WHEREAS, the County Court for the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, by order of annexation of said Court authorized the annexation of territory hereinafter described and further found that tlu Petitioner* for lucb annex- ation were the owners of the majority of said real estate hereinafter described and proper notice of hearing upon the Petition for said annexation had been given, and WHEREAS, a copy of said Order of Annexation from the said Court, together with a plat of said territory, has been filed by the Petitioners requesting that the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, accept said territory, and WHEREAS, said Peition also requests that the Territory hereinafter described be attached and assigned to Ward 1-A of the City of the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, and WHEREAS, said territory located in the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, is as follows: A one acre tract of land carved out of the North Half (N«0 Northeast Quarter (NE%) Southeast Quarter (SEV4), Section Eleven (11), Township Fifteen (15) North, Range Eleven (11) East, more particularly described as follows: Begin at the SW corner of the N% NEV4 SWVi of said Section 11, which is also the SE corner of Lot Five (5), Block Five (5), Second Parkside Terrace Addition to Blytheville, Arkansas; thence North along the East line of said addition 322 feet; thence East 135.28 feet; thence South 322 feet; thence West 135.28 feet to the point of beginning. AND WHEREAS, it would be for the best interest of the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, that said territory be accepted. BE IT HEREBY ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS: SECTION 1. That the territory hereinabove described and which was approved for annexation by the Order of the County Court for the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, be and become a part of the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, and be zoned as R-l. SECTION 2. That said territory, which has been accepted by the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, be attached to and become a part of Ward 1-A to the City of Blytheville, Arkansas. SECTION 3. That this Ordinance, properly certified, be forwarded to the County Clerk of Missisippi County, Arkansas, for the information of the County Court so that final confirmation be made by said Court as soon as possible and proper. SECTION 4. This Ordinance being necessary for the preservation of public peace, health, safety and welfare, an emergency is hereby declared to exist and this Ordinance shall take effect and be in full force and effect from and after the date of its pasage. Dated this the 12th day of October, 1966. Jimmie Edwards, Mayor ATTEST* W. I. Malin, City Clerk 10-22 U.S. Pilots Get 150 Red Barges By PETER ARNETT SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) Ground fighting in South Viet Nam lapsed again into small patrol skirmishes today amid fresh reports that President Johnson would visit the war front next week. U. S. officials would not confirm these reports but they did not deny them. They stemmed largely from extra security measures under way. In battle action, U. S. pilots said they knocked out an unusually high number of cargo barges — 154 — along the North Vietnamese coastline Friday. The large-scale water traffic suggested that the Communists were turning increasingly to the sea to move their supplies instead of along relentlessly bombed railroads and highways. American planes flew 120 bombing missions Friday over the Communist north and the forays reportedly cost one plane, the 407th loss of the war. A U. S. spokesman announced that an Air Force F105 Thunder- chief went down and that its pilot was missing. U.S. intelligence reports indicated the Viet Cong would step up terrorism and military activity during the Manila summit conference next Monday and Tuesday. Informants would not give the basis of these reports, which usually come from prisoners, captured documents and behind-lines agents. The most talked-of date for a possible visit by President Johnson after the Manila summit conference was next Thursday while Johnson is en route from Manila to Thailand. Some of the renewed speculation arose after an announcement that Prime Minister Nguyen Cao Ky would return from Manila early Thursday afternoon and the possibility developed that he would accompany Johnson. Ky will leave Saigon at 8 a.m. Sunday (8 p.m. today EDT) for the two-day Manila conference, which opens Monday. Ky and Lt. Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu, chief of state, will head a 14- member South Vietnamese delegation.. If Johnson comes Thursday, his most likely destination for a stop of a few hours would be the big U. S. Marine Base at Da Nang in the northern part of the country. The heavily guarded visit to Da Nang Friday of South Korean President Chung Hee Park was seen by some observers as a "test run" for a Johnson visit. In war action, the U. S. military command reported small scale fighting in three scattered areas in which American troops killed 28 Communist soldiers and captured 21 others. South Vietnamese headquarters said government forces killed 39 Viet Cong in two separate actions Friday. A Vietnamese military spokesman, in a review of six days of intermittent fighting in Quang Nam Province, 340 miles northeast of Saigon, reported 584 Viet Cong killed. He said about 500 of the enemy toll was inflicted by U. S. air strikes supporting a Vietnamese ground force in the operation, which started last Monday. Vietnamese headquarters reported four scattered, small attacks today by Viet Cong guerrillas against government outposts and said four of the enemy were killed. In air action, a U.S. spokesman said American planes flew three bombing missions Friday against the demilitarized zone between North and South Viet Nam. U.S. Air Force pilots attacked a concentration of 50 barges five miles south of Dong Hoi in the southern end of North Viet Nam. The fliers claimed 17 barges destroyed and 12 damaged. Over South Viet Nam Friday, U.S. pilots flew 251 sorties and reported damaging or destroying 297 Viet Cong structures, huts, sampans, bunkers and trenches. South Vietnamese pilots flew 134 combat sorties. In other developments: —Viet Nam's Unified Buddhist Church resumed its convention in Saigon after a stormy session. One unconfirmed report said six shots had been fired inside the Buddhists' meeting room Friday and that placard-waving demonstrators had walked in the halls. Moderate Buddhist leaders were trying to reunite the movement, which split following the failure of antigovemment street demonstrations in Saigon and the northern cities of Hue and Da Nag last May and June to topple Premier Nguyen Cao Ky. Militant Buddhist leader Thich Tri Quang boycotted the con vention as did Thich Thien Hoa, the sect's acting chairman. — A North Vietnamese broadcast claimed the Viet Cong destroyed or damaged 592 U.S. aircraft in 23 attacks on 16 airfields in South Viet Nam from April to September, this year, and that 3.384 allied troops, including 2,669 Americans, were killed or wounded in the attacks. — The 3rd Brigade of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division claimed a record for the longest continuous campaign by a U.S. Army unit as it went into its 166th day of Operation Paul Revere today in the central highlands. Vows or Taxes OTTAWA (AP) - Members of religious orders who have not taken vows of perpetual poverty must pay income tax, the Revenue Department said in today's Canada Gazette. Girls and Girls Answer to Previou* Pual» ACROSS 34 Bring into line ,.„._.., . 37Asian kingdom I*.- 1, ,Z3i — 41 Ocean vessels 4 Miss Burnett or ,..jc~.iri MissChannins li^of.™ 9 Feminine name ,2£, w 12 Brazilian macaw 45 SSSi 14 &""* *""*& (abj KlS&t,*** ****&.™ 16 Tendon 17 Yellow ochar 18 Mariner's, direction 19 Girl's name 20 Compass point 21 Those who irritate 24 Closer 27 River lock (obs.) 28 Foretokens 29 "My Gal—31 Cleopatra'a snake 52 City in the Netherlands 53 Be sick 53 Arboreal homes. 7 City in New York state 8 Masculine . ..- appellation •tod" 3 9Term In-solo DOWN whist 1 Swords of a sort 10 Ascended 3 Muse-of 11 Lamprey, astronomy fishermen S Artists' frames 22 Hebrew ascetic 4 Lettuce 23 Peruser 5 Operatic solos 25Dyestuff 6 Long, low, 26 Roomier sandy ridge 30 French article 31 Hough lava 34 Declare 35 Give ear to 36 Have in mind 38 Sticky substances 39 Dress 40 Juniper 42 More rational 43Mi» Davis 46 Clamping device 49 Social insect 50 Onager I Z 3 4567 REVIVALIST - Rev. Billy Walker, 21-year-old evangelist, begins a series of meetings at First Assembly of God uiurch, Seventh and Ash, Monday night. Services will be nightly at 7:30 are open to the public. Rev. Walter was ordained at the age of eight and recently returned from England. SEMO (Confirmed from Page One) general pattern to be followed when the remaining five school districts are approached. "We though Caruthersville would be a trouble spot for us. We needed 193 signatures and we ended up getting 400. I already have met, with the Portageville Rotary Club and everyone there signed the petition. I have meetings arranged for the Kiwanis Club and the PTA," he said. Northeast Arkansas residents may have wondered how the junior college — if approved by BooHieel voters come April — will effect them. : We will have students from Blytheville and other northeast Arkansas cities who will qualify, but they will have to pay at least a $120 tuition per semester. "The state of Missouri pays us $240 each year for each Missouri student who enrolls, but there isn't any arrangement for state aid from Arkansas," Manning said. Target date for obtaining the signatures is Oct. 27. "Some of us haven't been able to devote as much time to the project as we would like so it may take a bit longer," he said. Until then Arkansas high school students with junior college ambitions will have to wait and see what the Missouri voter produces. Simmons Mrs. Mattie Simmons of Osceola died last night at Osceola Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was 72. Born in Winfield, Ala., she lad lived in Osceola for the last 36 years. She was a Baptist. She leaves six sons, Cecil ,loyd of Memphis, Homer Lloyd of Forrest City, J. T. Lloyd of Seiser, Grover Lloyd of Osceola Maxwell Lloyd of Chicago, and flarold Lloyd of Pasadena, Cal.; Two daughters, Mrs. Lilie Sul- 'ridge of Knoxville, Tenn., and Marie Tito of Burbank, Cal.; A brother, Walter Mills of Flint, Mich.; Five sisters, Mrs. Altie Green of Lansing, Mich., Mrs. Birdie Lowe of Kenosha,-Wise., Mrs. Pearlie Akers of. Sotillo, Miss., Mrs. Melvina Sanderlin of Free- mOn, Miss., and Mrs. Cleta [reen of Zion, 111.; Twenty - seven grandchildren Swift Funeral Home is in charge. Daily Record Traffic Accidents Cars driven by Florence Moore of 333% Walker and Fran ces Westbrook of 113 Shields were involved in an accident yesterday at Walnut and Franklin. Miss Westbrook was charged with following too close. Where's the Fire? Trash fire, 100 E. Vine, 9:22 a.m., yesterday. House fire, 1026 Stuart, 9:35 a.m., yesterday. Weather Yesterday's high—67 Overnight low—38 Precipitation previous 24 hours (to 7 a.m. today)—none Precipitation. Jan. 1 to date—40.74 Bunste today 5:17 Sunrise tomorrow—6:12 This 'Date A Year Ago Yesterday's high—72 Overnight low—50 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—43.27 WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chickasawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. LILLIAN M. WILLIAMS, Plaintiff, .vs. No. 16975 GEORGE M. WILLIAMS, Defendant. The defendant, GEORGE M. WILLIAMS, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, LILLIAN M. WILLIAMS. Dated this 7th day of October, 1966. GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By Betty Coats, D. C. Elbert S. Johnson, Attorney James M. Gardner, Atty Ad Litem. •••••t •••••••••••••••• Service* By CoU FUNERAL HOME Intent* OBITUARY • Gray Eddie B. Gray of Luxora died this morning at his home after a long illness. He was 68. Mr. Gray was a lifelong native of Luxora, He leaves a son, G. E. Gray of St. Louis; Three sisters, Mrs. George [shell and Mrs. Effie Bauer, :oth of Luxora, and Mrs. O.C. Williams of Osceola; And two grandchildren. Swift Funeral Home is in charge. Ellis J. Holston Ellis John Holston died in Memphis yesterday. He was 60. He had lived in Manila for the past 18 years. He was a farmer and a member of the MiUigan Ridge Church of Christ. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Nonie Holston; Two sons, Gayron and Doyle Holston, both of the home; A daughter, Mrs. Sharon Kaye Carpenter of Manila; Three brothers, Ozvie Holston, Claude Holston, both of Manila, and Bill Holston of Lake City; Four sisters, Mrs. Cordie King of Newport, Mrs. Anna Lee Forrest of Mishawaka, Ind., Miss Lucy Holston of Bald Knob, and Mrs. Annell Bailey of Laport, Ind. And one grandchild. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Milligan Ridge Church of Christ, with burial in Manila Cemetery. Howard Funeral Service is in charge. ORDINANCE NO. 751 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING STREET IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 7 OF THE CITY OF BLYTHEVILLE, ARKAN SAS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES WHEREAS, parties claiming to be more than two-thirds in value as shown by the last County Assessment of the property located within the territory hereinafter described, have filed a Petition praying that an improvement district be established for the purposes hereinafter set out; and WHEREAS, after due notice as required by law, the City Council of the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, has heard all parties desiring to be heard and has ascertained that said Petition was signed by more than two-thirds in value as shown by the last county assessment of the owners of real properties situated within the said territory; NOW THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF 1 THE CITY OF BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS: Section 1. There Is hereby established an improvement district located within and partly adjacent to the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, with boundaries as follows: The approximate East Half of Blocks, A, F, G, N, 0, P, Q and R, J. P. Pride and, Gateway Subdivision; the South Half of Blocks 7 and 8 of Chicago Mill and Lumber Company Third Addition; all Mate Daniels Adidtion; all Jack Michelle Addition; all Sam Barnes Addition; all Bugg Colored Addition; the North Half of Block 5 and all Blocks 4, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14 and 15 Edwin Robinson Addition; all of Blocks I, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 of Elliott Addition to the City of Blytheville Arkansas, more particularly described as follows: Begin at the Northeast Corner of the Southwest Quarter of Section 16, T 15 N, RUE; thence North 100'; thence East approximately 600'; thence around a curve on the North side of Bugg Colored Addition approximately 760' to the West line of 16th Street; thence South approximately 160' to the North lins of an alley; thence West along the North line of the alley approximately 460' to the West line of 17th Street; thence South along the West line of 17th Street approximately 2460' to the South line of Elliott Addition; thence West along the South line of Elliott Addition and the South line of J.P. Pride and Gateway Sub-division approximately 1270'; thenca North 440'; thence East 40'; thence North 220'; thence West 20'; thence North 160'; thence East 20'; thence North 1420'; thence West 70'; thence North 200'; thence East 240'; thence North 150'; thence East 120'; thence North 30' to the point of beginning. for the purpose of constructing concrete streets with integral curb and storm water drainage system to serve the inhabitants of the district. The streets, together with integral drainage system, and curbing, are to be constructed in the manner and of the material that the Commissioners of said district, to be hereinafter appointed, shall deem for the best interest of the district. Section 2. Said district shall be known as Street Improvement District No. 7 of Blytheville, Arkansas, and Rudy Jaco, Mrs. W. F. O'Neal and Archie Buchanan are hereby named Commisioners. Section 3. This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage- PASSED this 12th day of October, 1966. APPROVED: Jimmie Edwards, Mayor ATTEST: W. I. Malin, City Clerk 10-21 Robert Myers Plumbing • Central Heat & Ail • Chain Link Fence • Plumbing • 5 Yr. Financing FREE ESTIMATES Phone PO 3-7243 Completes Course American School of Chicago lias announced that Oscar Aldridge of Blytheville has completed a three-year course of study. The course covered general studies and was accomplished through correspondence work. Aldridge is the father of three children and is an employe of Blytheville Compress Co. He hopes to enroll in a vocational school to further his education. | Garbage Barrel Rack Prevents barren from being turned over and prevents rust. Only $4.95 55 Gal Garbage Barrels $3 FREE DELIVERY GOOSEY'S TIRE SHOP & GARAGE Rear of Strickland's Gro. N. 61 Hi-way PO 3-9734 L HERMON JONES BUSINISft MEN'S ASSUUNUB CW. MM OBiim An ttknu 27fe«m MMBphia i. Turn mi« call tot m* Gmauiutlca, v imurane* lor Mat* Planolut K«; Mu >»rtnir«mp an Oor> potation Oroup. Ptnuon. n*tiw meat tntf HmpltaUKtkm \

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