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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS . 62—NO. 211 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS (72315)' TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22,1966 TEN CENTS 14 PAGES THEY'RE NO. ONE — Randall and Co. employees, with 80 percent of the some 500 contributing, this week prepared to close their United Fund campaign. They already have $4,500 on hand, making their effort the top employee division contributor in UF history here. Leading the campaign were Bob Hicks, Ruth Bess, Ann Weldon, Penetha Stevens, Eloise McGill, Estell Ward, Dorothy Smith, Erma Robbins, Bill Thorn, Shirl Standage, Leon E. Willoughby, Hugh Johnson and Shannon Gallagher (Hazel Nutt was another chairman but was not present for picture). Randall closes its campaign tomorrow. UAW Local 1249 took the leading role in the successful effort. Insurance Rate Hike Hearing Set LITTLE ROCK (AP)- State Insurance commissioner Harvey G. Combs has set Dec. 19 as a tentative date for a public hearing on a request by two automobile insurance rating agencies for an increase in Arkansas. The National Bureau of Casualty Underwriters and the National Automobile Underwriters Association announced last Friday at a news conference that they had creases. requested rate in- The NBCU wants a 20.6 per cent increase in liability insurance rates and the NAUA a 3.6 per cent increase in collision insurance rates. Combs approved rate increases in the summer but later rescinded them following a great deal of public opinion against the rate increases, including opposition by Gov. Orval Faubus. Faubus said Monday that he would have his lawyers look into the present rate increase re- quest. Meanwhile the Arkansas As- socation of Independent Insurance Agents adopted three resolutions Monday to place before the 1967 General Assembly. The three - peint program would call for an end to secrecy in insurance rate changes, an appropriation to provide the Insurance Department with money to hire professional acturial assistants and the adoption of a comprehensive traffic safety program. Dateline Nov. 22 ALGIERS (AP) - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., and his wife attended a private commemorative Mass in Algiers' modernistic Roman Catholic cathedral today to mark the third anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. The Kennedys are touring Africa and the Middle Religious Survey To Contact 18,000 Telephones will be ringing for more than Blytheville, 1,000 Feb. persons in 1, according North East. TOKYO (AP)- Prime Minister Eisaku Sato announced today that he is a candidate for re-election, saying he wants to clean up his government and hi: party. He promised a drastic government shakeup if re-elected. He announced he would seek re-election Dec. 1 to a second two-year term as president of the ruling Liberal Democratic party, a post which carries with it the prime ministership. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Negotiations have been suspended in Youngstown and have broken down in Hubbard as teachers strikes affecting more than 40,000 students entered the in the survey by en"about 10 percent of second day today. The Youngstown Federation of Teachers and the Board of Education recessed negotiations at 3 a.m. today with no progress reported. Pickets were out this morning, a spokesman said. • MOSCOW (AP) - The special plane caryring British Foreign Secretary George Brown could not land at Moscow today because of bad weather, and flew to Leningrad, the British Embassy said. It was expected Brown would take a train from Leningrad to Moscow for his talks here with Soviet Foreign Ministre Andrei A. Gromyko. DETROIT (AP) - Police say someone "bagged" a deer in populous Detroit recently, but Frank Ciereszewski wasn't happy about it. Ciereszewski said he shot the 10-point buck, brought it back to Detroit and slung it from a tree in his backyard. Thieves cut it down and made fttt .Wit!) id h* tgld to Rev. E. H. Hall, president of tile Blytheville Ministerial Alliance. The telephone canvass will be part of a religious survey BMA is planning for the week of Feb. 16-24, Reverend Hall said. Purpose of the survey, according to BMA, is to collect "pertinent information on un- churched individuals in the city," so that each congregation participating in the survey will be able to, "belter minister to the community." All congregations have been urged by the Alliance to parti- cipale listing their membership to assist in •the survey. The cost will be 10 cents per resident member. "At the conclusion of the survey each participating congregation will be provided with a book containing pertinent information on unchurched individuals in the city," according to BMA. Plans for the survey were first drawn in September at a meeting of the Alliance here Rev. Harold Martin was appointed coordinator. Wm. A. Powell of the Department of Survey and Special Studies, Home Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention, bas been secured to direct the survey. Announcement of the canvass was made after the group held its first meeting recently at the First Baptist Churdi. Members of the survey steering committee are: Dr. John Hard, general chairman; Rev. Harold Martin, coordinator; William A. Powell, director; J. P. Garrett, treasurer; Mrs. John Gearing, office secretary; Rev. Ray Tweed, materials chairman; Dr. Myron Dillow, publicity chairman; Rev. Eugene Hall, church en- listment chairman; J. W. Adams and Alvin Huffman Jr., personnel chairmen; Calvin Hollingsworth, map and zone chairman; Ernest McKenzie, final tally chairman. More Than Oswald? By DICK BARNES i Westinghouse Broadcasting Co.: WASHINGTON (AP). — Con-1 "I have absolutely no doubt that BRAZEN BANDITS NEW YORK (AP) —Three bandits tied up a gas station manager and his assistant, police said, locked them in a rest room, then ran the station for two hours early today. Their haul, including money from the cash register: $595. The robbers apparently fled when business petered out at the station in Long Island City, Queens, police said. iNiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniuMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii troversy over the shots fired during the assassination of President John F- Kennedy reached new heights on this third anniversary of the Dallas tragedy. Sen. Russell B. Long, D-La., and fromer Kennedy advisor Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. called for further investigation. But Sen. Richard B, Russell, D-Ga., a member of the Warren Commission, and former Kennedy press aide Malcolm M. Kit duff, while disputing cpmis- sion findings about the shots, took no issue with the over-all commission conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, killed Kennedy. Life magazine, disputing findings about the shots, called in this week's issue for a new investigation. Texas Gov. John B. Connally, wounded during the assasination, was quoted by Life as in positive disagreement with commission findings about the shots. A spate of recent books has questioned the commission report. This week's newest round of debate is the most concentrated yet by present and past government officials. Starting point for the new questioning is the commission finding that one bullet wounded both Kennedy and Connally. Some—but not all—of the critics move from here to the question of whether a second person fired at the Kennedy motorcade on that early Dallas afternoon. Long said in New Orleans Monday he has always thought that a second person was involved. The assistant Senate Democratic leader, in answer to a newsman's questions, said that although there is no doubt that Oswald played a part in the assassination, "whoever fired that second shot was a much better shot than Oswald." The commission said three shots were fired. It concluded that one hit Kennedy and Connally, a later shot inflicted the major damage on Kennedy and one shot missed. The commission was unable to conclude which of the three shots missed. Life quoted Connally as saying after a recent review of amateur films of the events: "There is my absolute knowledge...that on bullet caused the President's first wound, and that an entirely separate shot struck me. It's a certainty. I'll never change my mind." Kildduff, who was the only White House press aide in Dallas and rode in the motorcade, Lee Harvey Oswald committed the act on his own and that there was no conspiracy involved, as has been insinuated in many books, and is a belief which is actually widespread in Europe." Russell said in an interview with the Atlanta (Ga.) Journal that he agreed with Connally in rejecting the one-bullet theory. The commission, in reaching its one-bullet conclssion, studied films of Connally's and Kennedy's relative positions and reactions in the presidential car and meshed these with timing data concerning the possible rapidity of the shots. Proponents of the theory that someone i naddition to Oswald fired shots contend the films and timing data show that Connally reacted too long after Kennedy to have been struck by the same bullet, but too soon thereafter for a second bullet to have been fired from the same rifle. Schlesinger, a Pulitzer-prize winning historian, said at Oxford, Miss., that it "appears to me substantial facts and doubts do exist which would warrant a very intensive inquiry." He, like Life, suggested Congress initiate the new investigation. Schlesinger said he had not read the Warren Commission report or any other books on the assassination. Russell said questions could be raised. "The test is, can you answer them," he added. The senator said he had not wanted to serve on the cimmis- sion, but did not say why. He said his objections had led to rewriting of some key findings of the commission report. "I'm the only man that bucked the report," he said. "I told them, I'm not going to sign it as long as it's this way." He said he objected to original wording that stated categorically there had been no conspiracy involved in the assassination. He insisted the report should go no further than saying that Oswald fired the shots that killed Kennedy and wounded Connally. Russell said Chief Justice Earl Warren, the commission chairman, "was determined he was going to have a unanimous report. I said it wouldn't be any rouble just to put a little aster- sk up here (in the text) and ,hen down at the bottom of he iage saying, 'Sen. Russell dissents to this finding as follows.' "But Warren wouldn't hear of t. He finally took that part and rewrote it himself." Four persons were injured and two late-model automobiles were demolished in a collision about six miles west of Blytheville this morning. According to Arkansas State Police, the accident occurred at 6:25 a.m. on Highway 18 at the intersection of Highway 312 when a west-bound automobile driven by Marie Smith, 33, Manila, attempted to make a left-hand turn from High- way 18 to 312 and was struck in the side by an easlbound car driven by Mrs. Elsie . Snyder, 43, of Manila. Injured were both drivers and two passengers in the Snyder vehicle: Wanda Wilson, 27 and Jimmy Snyder, 21, both of Manila. All of the injured were taken to Chickasawba Hospital. After the impact, the Snyder vehicle (above) ignited and was destroyed by fire. Trooper Marvin Weeks of the state police estimated that the Smith car was also a total loss. Charges were filed against the Smith woman for failure to yield right-of-way and operating a vehicle without a driver's license. No information on the extent of the injuries was available. Wreck Kills Steele Man Mack Chaney, 58, of Steele was killed over the weekend when the 1952 Chevrolet pickup The final report said the com-1 trudc he was driving ran over said he agrees with Connally. mission found no evidence that i the edge of a bridge southeast Pilkinton Challenges Vote Count LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The official tabulation of votes from the Nov. 8 general election in Arkansas is expected today but one candidate raised questions about the declaration of winners in races for state constitu- ional offices. James H. Pilkinton, Demo- But Kilduff added in a taped i Oswald "was part of any con- television-radio interview with'spiracy, domestic or foreign." De Gaulle 76 PARIS (AP) - President llmdlcs de Gaulle was 76 today, tut nothing to draw attention to he anniversary was planned at he presidential Elysee Palace. ANOTHER ENTRY — Colombia has entered the Carribean-Pacific canal picture with plans to cut its own sea-way across the narrow northwestern part of the country. For some years the United States has been searching for sites for a new waterway, sea-level all the way If possible, to ease the present bottleneck it the 50-year-old Panama Canal with Its narrow, obsolete locks. Five sites, including ont in Colombia itartlng at iht Gulf of Uraba on the Caribbean, are receiving most serious consideration in the U.S. studies. The proposed Colombian seaway (inset) would start at Uraba but would angle much farther south than the American route, passing through two large lakes created by earth dikes before reaching the Pacific at Malaga Bay. Hydroelectric plants planned at each dike would produce an estimated three million kilowatts of electrical power. of Rives, Mo. The truck landed on its top and Chaney apparently drowned, according to the Missouri State Patrol. In another week-end accident, Donald Heed, 17, of Blytheville received minor injuries in a one truck collision four miles south of Kennett, the Patrol said. Reed was a passenger in a 1965 Chevrolet truck driven by Floyd Mooney Jr., 17, of Dell. According to the Patrol Mooney was driving at an excessive rate of speed and was unable to make a turn at an intersection. Reed received cuts on the back of his head and several chipped teeth. He was treated at Dunklin County Memorial Hospital and released. Two persons were hurt in a head-on collision yesterday. near Hayti Injured'in the accident which occurred at 9:30 a.m. seven miles south of Hayti on Highway 61 were Terry Clancy, 18, of Metairie, La., and Donald Moritz, 64, of Tuscon, Ariz. According to the patrol, the collision occurred as the Clancy vehicle, going north, attempted to pass another car and ran into the oncoming Moritz automobile. Clancy received severe cuts of the head and right leg, while Moritz was injured on the left foot. Both were removed to Pemiscot Memorial Hsnital in Hayti. Police report no charges, cratic candidate for lieutenant governor, raised questions about the declaration of winners in a letter he wrote Secretary of State Kelly Bryant. Pilkinton trails his Republican opponent, Maurice (Foot- sie) Britt, in the unofficial election returns. Pilkinton suggested that Bryant ask the attorney general's office for an opinion before Bryant attempts "a canvass of votes for lieutenant governor." Bryant indicated Monday that the final totals would be announced today following tabulation of an absentee box from Searcy County. It was the only box not in but State Troopers accompanied a currier from Marshall to Little Rock with the box late Monday. The counting of the absentee ballots in the box had been held up because of an election dispute. Pilkinton raised some points in his letter indicating that he may consider contesting the election, though he did not say he would. Pilkinton said state law provides that votes must be opened, canvassed and published by the speaker of the House of Representatives during the first week of the legislative session. He also said that "a contest may be had thereafter and the law seems to be that such a contest shall be settled by the joint vote of both houses of the legislature. . . " Bryant said that all he does is to compile a county-by-county tabulation of the votes. He said he had no authority to certify winners of constitutional races. Pilkinton had issued a victory statement about noon the day after the election when it appeared that he had a 6,000 vote lead. That lead dwindled and Britt finally wnt into the lead to stay in the unofficial tabulation. Pilkinton also expressed concern over the vote in Sebastian County, a Britt stronghold. He said the chairman of the county Board of Election Commissioners, Jean Carter, had fused to sign the official certification of the county vote he- cause he did not think the vote was correct. Pilkinton called a study of the vote interesting. Winthrop Rockefeller, tha GOP gubernatorial nominee, received 14,224 votes and Britt 14,220 vots according to the unofficial returns, Pilkinton said. "It is hard for me to believe that a net of only four peple in that county split their votes in the governor and lieutenant gvernor's race," he said. PemCo Police Probe Thefts The Pemiscot County sheriff's office is presently investigating two break-ins which occurred within 24 hours of each other. The first burglary occurred at the Sam Wilson Drug Store in Bragg City yesterday. Taken were 12 cartons of cigarettes, four boxes of cigars, one butane lighter, four "Storm King" lighters, four billfolds, and several dollar's worth of candy. The se c o n d break-in took 3lace at the Joy Theatre .in Hayti and was discovered at 6:17 a.m. today. The only theft discovered to date was the change from the cigarette machine. No arrests have yet been made in either case. Missco YR Meet Tonight at 7:30 Mississippi County Young Republicans meet tonight at 7:30 at the Ark-Mo Power build'ng at 5th and Main. About 20 are expected. Voting machines for the Blytheville area will be the principal topic of discussion. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiDiiiiiiiiiiiiniiniiiuiiiNiiiiit Weather Forecast Partly cloudy to occasionally cloudy to Wednesday. Warmer today, otherwise little change in temperatures tonight and Wednesday. High this afternoon and Wednesday in the 70s. Lows tonight in the 50s. Outlook for Thursday partly cloudy with little change in temperatures. iiiiiiiiiiiieiiiiiiniuiiiuiiiiiiiuiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiH

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