The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 13, 1966 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 13, 1966
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62—NO. 227 BLYTHEVILLE!, ARKANSAS (72816)' TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18,1968 TIN CENTS 14 PAGES FHA Disaster Loans OK'ed Mississippi County farmers I application has been approvee are now eligible for Farmers Home Administration emergency crop loans, according to Rep. E. C. (Took) Gathings. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman approved the Mississippi County designation today, according to a telegrahm from Representative Gatherings The approval followed a Nov 15 request for the status b; Gathings when he said, "Major disaster exists in three (north eat Arkansas) counties." * * * The emergency loans will on ly be granted to farms whose Dateline WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department says a report that the United States made some secret agreements to enc the 1962 Cuban missile crisis with the Soviet Union "is just not so." Playboy magazine has made public oan interview it said was obtained with Fidel Castro in which the Cuban prime minister reported that some agreements or concessions were made by the United Slates that have not been made public. • WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department says t h e North Vietnamese have not encouraged U.S. attempts to arrange an exchange of prisoners. Roving U.S. Ambassador W. Averell Harriman has tteen trying to arange a conditions for the treatment and exchange of prisoners with the Communist leaders. • WASHINGTON (AP) - Henry Cabot Lodge, U.S. ambassa'dor to South Vietnam, is due home today for a rest and consultations with U.S. officials including President Johnson. • BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) The Radio Corporatoin of America has notified the Arab Boycott of Israel head office that it intends to cut off its trade relations with Israel, the newspaper A! Jarida reported. RCA, along with Ford Motors and the Coca-Cola Co. was blacklisted at a conference o: boycott officers last month. • PARIS (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk said todai that the U.S. government woulc welcome troops in Vietnam from its European allies. He is not likely to be offered any, however. Arriving for the meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Ministerial Council which opens Wednesday, Rusk was asked by a newsman if European manpower is needed in the war in Southeast Asia. • OTTAWA (AP) •- Canada today awaited the results of a strike vote that could lead to the shutdown of every major airport in the country. The Canadian Air Traffic Con- trolers Association began polling its 650 members Monday night when contract talks with the government broke down after 26 months of negotiations and mediation. MADRID (AP) - Juan Peron's wife has gone into the export-import business, and ob- nerverg consider this an indication that the former dictator has abandoned plans to return to Argentina. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A fanity hearing evidently is next (or the young itinerant charged with the bludgeon slaying of Dr. Robert W. Spike, nationally prominent churchman and civil rights leader. If Common Pleas Court concurs with the grand jury's opinion, the ease of William R. Minor, 23, may never come to reg- lllar trial. by a three - man comittee of farmers in the county, according to Austin Chaplain county supervisor of the locai FHA office. "Any size farmer may make an application but it will only be approved if he has been unable to secure financing from conventional sources," Chaplain said. Money will not be granted to: "buy new equipment, refinance debts or expand the farmr's present operation. "The loan is just to keep the man in business for another year," Chaplain said. He said his office had not been notified of the arrangement a s yet — Congressmn are allowed first chance at making such announcements — but he said the County FHA office, "probably will be designated the agency to handle the loans after Jan. 1. Until that time a farmer making an application, "will just be spinning his wheels," according to Chaplain. * * * Some of the conditions which led to the cotton disaster status presumably were those enumerated by Congressman Gathings in his November appeal to Freeman. At that tune he cited excessive spring rains, summer drouth, excessive fall rains and the Nov. 3 hard freeze when mercury plummetd to 22 the degrees. Also in November, cotton of- 'icials were predicting that 1966 would be one of the worst production years on record for Mississippi County. Last week the Blytheville Colon Classing Office released its ast cotton market report for he season and reported that, '190,000 sales were sampled for he season compared with 459,100 bales sampled for tha same leriod last year." All this gave credence to lathings' November predicion: "Private lending Institu- ions cannot and will not make oans for the financing of 1967 crops as a large portion of colon producers would not have xen in a position to satisfy mortgage holders on their farm quipment from the proceeds of he 1966 crop." CLOWNING AROUND — The Town Clowns, who made their first appearance Friday at a holiday party sponsored by the Brown Shoe Company, were featured performers in the Caruthersville Christmas Parade held today at 2 p.m. The parade was sponsored by the Caruthersville Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Taylor) Hoffa in Spot; Will Play Last Ace CC Board Met Set for Tomorrow The Blytheville Country Club will hold its annual meeting Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. The main orders of business will be the election of board members for the coming year, rceiving of annual reports, re- By NEIL GILBRIDE WASHINGTON (AP) — James . Hoffa is in the toughest spot of his troubled nine-year reign over the giant Teamsters Union after the Supreme Court rejected appeal of his jury-tampering conviction. But "he took it philosophical- The Teamsters president was senericed"tb'"eigh'e~ years after Goodwin Leaves: 'No III Feelings' LITTLE ROCK (AP)- Guthrie R. Goodwin, dismissed Saturday as head of the Tucker ly" and immediately started his 1964 conviction in Chattanoc- laying plans to continue his bat- ga, Tenn. tie to stay out of prison, a close Hoffa, re-elected last July to a associate said of Hoffa's reac- fi ve -year term as chief of the tion to Monday's court decision. 1.7-million-member union, has no intention of giving up without a fight to the last, informed sources within the union said. Hoffa's lawyers could stave off execution of the sentence for months, these sources said. "He has three shots at it," said one source — "a rehearing (before the Supreme Court), a stay of execution and a writ of Prison Farm, said in a pared statement Monday pre- that he was leaving the prison "with no ill feelings toward anyone." Goodwin, 40, left his statement at the state capitol and told newsmen that he had called off his news conference sched' uled for today in Pine Bluff. However, late Monday night Goodwin changed his mind and an aide said he would go ahead with the 10 a.m. news confer- scheduling of the annual meet- erice today and "bring out the ing, and changing of the by-'truth in the state's prison sys- laws regulating the use of the item, golf course and tennis courts. I Goodwin said he discussed CYCLE SOCKS - These Op Art socks are gaining ground with the motorcycle crowd. Fancier footwear is in order, it setms, what with the bigger foothold that cycling has achieved recently throughout the country. Bold patterns for this couple include herringbone tights for the girl and zigzag striped socks for her malt driver. differences with the state Penitentiary Board and found that these differences "are very minor and that apparently most of this controversy has been a misunderstanding . . . concerning some of the rules for operation of the prison." He issued the statement, he said, after meeting with a board member, whom he did not identify. "I have been assured by this commission member that I am still on the payroll of the state penitentiary and will remain so until Jan. 1, 1967," he said. Goodwin said he had sought and been granted a leave of absence to be with his family at Ash Flat until he decides what he wants to do. The board has told him he could apply for re-employment in the prison and parole system and that his aplicatiqn would be considered favorably, Goodwin said. The board met last Wednesday and voted unanimously to ask Goodwin to resign. This was not made public until Saturday. Reasons for his dismissal have been vague, but Eugene See PRISON on Page 11 habeas corpus to show why he should not be detained." Hoffa's attorneys hope to come up with new evidence that could upset the conviction, it was indicated. However, neither Hoffa nor other union officials would comment officially. * * * Hoffa, first elected Teamsters president in 1957, successfully survived a long series of federal prosecutions until 1964 when he lost the jury-tampering case and was also convicted in Chicago and sentenced to five years for fraud. It was also in 1957 that the Teamsters were kicked out of the AFL-CIO on corruption charges after Hoffa's predecessor, Dave Beck, was convicted of income tax evasion. Many union leaders would like to .invite the Teamsters back into the AFL-CIO to gain the added strength of the world's bigest union. But George Meany, president of the 13.5 mililon - member AFL-CIO, has steadfastly re- iused to consider inviting the Teamsters back as long as Hoffa remains in control. Mission Girds To Aid Needy Between 200 and 300 needy children are expected to attend a pre-Christmas luncheon sponsored by the Mississippi County Union Mision Dec. 22 at 11:30 a.m. Each child will alo be given candy and fruit to take home. On Saturday, Dec. 14, following a Boy Scout canvass the previous day, the Minion will distribute tome SOD basket* to needy perons throughout the county, including tbfiM in ibf. city and county jails in Blytheville and Osceola, and the inmates of the county farm near Luxora. On Christmas Day at 12:30 p.m., the Mission will serve its Annual lunch, free to all who wish to attend. The holiday mission work is expected to cost about $5,500. All who desire to contribute money or goods to the campaign are reminded that the mission mailing address is Box J18J»lM>Svm., 1 New Rules May Right Matters At Training School LITTLE ROCK (AP)-A set of rules governing girls placed n lock-up rooms at the Girls' Training School at Alexander vere agreed upon Monday by he school's board of directors and five legislators who com- ilained about conditions at the school. The parties agreed that girls n lock-up rooms should have Humiliation in the room at night, be allowed a bath each day, be provided proper sleep- piiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiii MURDER, RAPE CHARGES FILED 1 Formal charges have \ | been filed against two Ne-l | gro men in connection with \ the slaying of one Negro 1 _ woman and the sexual as-! 1 sault of another. \ § James McElroy, 50, 1345 ! South Elm, has been I charged with second degree j _ murder in the Saturday I | night shooting of Lilly Tay- j ~ lor, 73, same address. ! Will Buckner Jr. 28, 1004 j = South Clark, has been j I charged with rape in the | j assault of a 69-year-old Ne- \ 1 gro woman early Sunday j | morning. \ ~ McElroy is being held on ! | $5,000 bond. Buckner is be- { ing held without bond. Rape j is a capital crime and car- j ries a maximum penalty of j death by electrocution. [ iiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ing facilities and be allowed to use bathrooms until bedtime. The legislators said last week that girls in the rooms had been sleeping on mattresses and if these were destroyed they had to sleep on blankets. The lawmakers also said a bucket was the only toilet facility found in the lock-up rooms. The agreement also stipulated that the board be given at its monthly meeting a written report on the length of time and reason each girl was locked up. They also agreed that the reprimand of a matron who whipped an inmate was sufficient. I The legislators had asked that ling their surprise visit to the j school. They referred to the incident as a beating. A rule was agreed to whereby no girl would be physically punished except in self defense. The agreement stipulated that personnel violating the rule charged. The board and lawmakers, met here for two hours, a session that was closed to newsmen. When reporters were allowed in the room, both sides' appeared amiable. However, reporters said they ' heard, voices raised during the meeting as they waited outside tha~ Maddox Has 44 Lead in Poll Halsell Halsell New YMCA Board President Jerry Halsell of Blytheville was elected 1967 president of the YMCA board of directors at yesterday's board meeting in the Goff Hotel.. Other officers are: Bill Stovall Jr., first vice president; Max Hefley, second vice president; Mrs. Hugh Whitsitt, secretary; and James Terry, treasurer. New board members elected to three-year terms were: .Rev. Alvis Carpenter, Bill Stovall Jr., J. K. Williams, Dr. James Ross, Charles Moseley, Max Hefley, Dr. Jack Webb, Mrs. Ed Ertel and Harold Anderson. It was announced that the membership campaign — which has yielded 32 new participating members — has been extended for one week due to inclement weather hampering the drive. First and second prizes for top membership getters are out- of-town trips sponsored by local concerns and will be awarded at the Jan. 24 YMCA Annual Banquet, ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) A check or Georgia legislators, who will elect the state's next governor, gives Democrat Lester G. Maddox almost a 4-to-l edge over Republican candidate Howard Callaway. But many lawmakers stil! were undecided. The General Assembly, con sisting of 259 lawmakers, has 229 Democrats — 46 out of 51 in the Senate and 183 out of 205 in the House. The legislature is expected to select the next governor Jan. 10, the day after the next legislative session begins. The Associated Press sam ling how: Maddox 33. Callaway 9, undecided 33. Among the undecided were 11 Negroes, and one commented he would not vote for either of the candidates. The legislators were asked what their decisions would be at an annual legisl- tive institute at the University of Georgia in Athens, and by telephone. Both Callaway and Maddox were at the meeting Monday seeking to convince legislators that each was the best man for the job. But the two rivals gave different viewpoints on the outcome of tie U.S. Supreme Court's ruling allowing the legislature So choose the man they want to fill the governor's chair. "I think it would be very tough on a man to be named governor if he did not win a majority of the votes by the peo- Court Rules pie," Callaway said. But Maddox,' hailing the decision, said he was sure he would be Georgia's next governor because of legislative support. =- ; Same legislators, dissatisfied with both candidate, reportedly have started a movement to block either one from claiming the governorship. Their strategy is to refrain fom voting when the legislature meets in joint session. The Georgia constitution requires the votes, of a majority of members present at the session. Atty. Gen. Arthur .Boltb'n, asked what would be the result if the lawmakers fail to make a decision, said that Gov. Carl Sanders possibly could remain in office. The gubernatorial deadlock resulted when neither Maddox nor Callaway polled a majority of votes in the Nov. 8 general election due to write-in campaign for former Gov. Ellis Arnall. Callaway got 451,032 votes, Maddox 448,598 and Arnall 57,832. Osceola LITTL ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision Monday by ruling that the city of Osceola could not condemn property outside its city limits for right-of-way for a utility. The city had sold $1.6 million in revenue bonds to finance construction of an electric transmission line to hook up with the Southwest Power Administration's transmission sytem. Oceola contended it required additional power to its city system because of residential, in- growth. The city cited a 1922 opinion that gave it authority to condemn the property in cases where it was essential to the city's operation of a light plant. Justice George Smith said whether it was necessary to run a transmission line for the planned 45-mile route to acquire electric power was a "fact question upon which the record is silent," Missco Men Are Elected Two Mississippi County men were elected officers of the Eastern Arkansas Council, Boy Scouts of America at a recent Wynne, Ark., meeting. Mayor - elect Tom A. Little Jr. was elected vice president and P. D.' Johnson of Osceola was chosen as Scout commissioner. Other officers elected were: W. B. Lacy Jr. of Jonesboro, Charles Bernard of Earle, Lon Mann of Marianna and Don Newton of Pigott, elected vice- presidents. Ralph Abramson of Holly Grove was elected president and Allan Patterson Jr. of Jonesboro was named treasurer- Receiving heroism comen- dations were Skip Lane of Monette, James Edward Childress of McCrory, Claud Brawner III, Byron Curtner, David Hclleman, and Ralph Caldwell, all of Wynne. The boys were recognized for lifesaving acts. W cat hat forecast ... Cloudy to partly cloudy and continued cold this afternoon. Clearing and cold tonight. Wednesday clear to partly cloudy and warmer In the afternoon. High this afternoon 32 to 38 lows tonight 16 to 24. High Wednesday 38 to 46 Outlook for Thub- day partly cloudy and a little warmer. UlMIUUllllllllllllllllllllUUIUllllU

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