The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 6, 1967 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 6, 1967
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" Page Two - Blytnevllle '(Ark.) Courier New - Thursday, April 6. 1B8T • HONORED — Ezell Westbrook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Westbrook of Blytheville, recently was promoted to chief petty officer and commended by his commanding of- -licer Capt James H. Stover, for his record as an instructor "in X-'rav technicians school at the U.S. Naval Medical School, •Md Presently, he is attending Ihe Nuclear Medicine School at Groton. Conn. He's an 11-year Navy veteran. The World Must Be Made Safe for Democracy By WILLIAM T. PEACOCK WASHINGTON (AP) - Fifty years ago today the United States entered World War I called the Great War until a greater one came along — and stepped toward a role in world leadership. On that day, Lyndon B. Johnson was an d-year-old in a Texas hamlet. Hubert H. Humphrey, 6, was learning his ABC's in Wallace, G.D. Robert F. Kennedy was not horn until some eight years later. But there is one man who was in Congress when war was declared April 6, 1917, who is still there - Sen. Carl Hayden; D-Ariz. He'll be 90 next fall. Hayden came to the House in 1912 on admission of Arizona as a stale. He served there until elected to the Senate in 1926. In a war anniversary interview, Hayaen recalled long hours of. debate before the House passed the war reselution 373 to 50 in the early morning hours of April 6. But of all that was said, Hayden related, "I remember most distinctly the remarks of Jeannette Rankin, the lady from Montana." Miss Rankin, a Republican and the first woman elected to ihe House, did not respond until her name had been called four limes on the roll call. Then, close to tears, she stood and said, "I want to stand by my country, but I cannot volt for war. I vote no." Hayden .said when he voted for the war declaration he was expressing the overwhelming view of his constituents. One incident that moved the United States toward war was disclosure of '- reported German proposal to Mexico that it, Germany and Japan join in a war against the United States. Mexico, it was suggssted, would get the states of Texas, Arizona and New Mexico. Hayden related that with the declaration ef war he and a number of nis House colleagues began to talk about volunteering. SPECK j turned after 45 minutes, he I switched on the light and jingled I some change. Miss Amurao said [ lie turned off the light and left •(Continued from Page One) j the rfl0m _ blouse a blue skirt, black hose [ She wriggled out of her bonds and' black flat shoes. She!after an alarm clock rang at 5 grinned a handkerchief in her!a.m. She ran through the hall- let hand through her testimony way to her bedroom, observing n the hot courtroom, crowded | liiree of the bodies, climbed to with more than 80 newsmen anl | the top of her bunk and j screamed out an open window. Mischa Elman Dies spectators. She said Speck forced her and No one heard her. She climbed out to a ledge [ screamed for 20 minutes Miss Mcrlila Garcullo to leave their room and go to the south ; and bedroom where three other slu-jmore. dent nurses were sleeping. > "Miss Judy Dytkom saw me "What happened when you ; on the ledge. I went back to my went to the south bedroom?" i bedroom, going • to the stairs, Martin asked. I and then 1 went down. Then "I rushed to the rear of the | Miss Judy Dytkom bring me lo bedroom, going to the small closet," Miss Amurao said. "Miss Gargullo and Miss Valentina Pasion was behind me." The three girls, al Ifrom the Philippines, were in the closet five minutes before an American nurse persuaded them to come out. The three Americans 2315 (E. 100 St.)." in the room were Pamela Wilk- Jury Selection Speed-up Fails NAPLES, Fla. lAP) — A defense effort to speed up seating a jury was stalled today in the ening, Patricia Malusek, and Nina Schmale. Miss Amurao said Speck told the girls he needed money to go to New Orleans and that each got out her purse and gave him some bills. She said Speck pulled out a knife, sliced a bed sheet into strips, and began tying girls' ankles and wrists. I lioning. "Then Speck counted at us, by; Since Monday more fourth day of Dr. Carl Coppoli- IKI'S second murder trial. The author-physician's coun- te\, F. Lee Bailey, had asked Judge Lynn Silvertooth to rule that prospective jurors must be atked first their attitude toward capital punishment. 'Hie judge told Bailey informally that he the [ can't dictate the line of q'ues- j was unaD le to breathe. She summoned a doctor, but attempts to than 35 By MALCOLM STEPHENSON NEW YORK (AP) - After 70 years as a master of the violin, Mischa Elman told an interviewer: "1 don't have the right to let my admirers down. And so 1 practice every day. It is the duty of every artist to do so." Wednesday — the day he died — began much like every other day for the 76-year-old roly-poly and pink-faced man who had played more than 5,000 concerts — reputedly a world record for an instrumentalist. Elman and his accompanist, Joseph Seiger, rehearsed for the customary three hours, preparing for concerts scheduled for the fall and for next year. Then the artist — who refused to retire and who said he was "concerned with the present and therefore with the future" — left his Central Park West duplex apartment to have lunch. Lale in the afternoon he returned to the apartment, where his wife was in an upslairs bedroom recovering from a foot fracture. A maid was the only other person there. * * * Elman, stricken with a heart attack, called to his wife that he pointing the gun, and he said, j prospective jurors had been dis- 'one. Iwo, three, four, five. | charged as holding opinions six.'" i about capital punishment, the She said Speck heard a [e- defendant's innocence or guilt, male voice downstairs and stood and the dependability of cir- behind the door waiting as Glo- j cumstantial evidence, ria Davy entered the room. ; Eleven jurors have passed the "Miss Davy was surprised i p ,. e j u( jj ce test, but not one has and she screamed in a low VP | been finally impaneled on voice. And then Speck thrust the 'n ie j urv that will rule on wheth- guh close towards Davy's body.] 6 r Coppolino, 3*1. fatally drugged "When Speck was tying Missjhj s fj]- S | wife, Carmela, in 10,65. Davy's ankles, Miss Davy said, j Coppolino, wearing a checked 'Why are you doing that for? We \ sport jacket, sat impassively in are studenl nurses.'Then Speck (the courtroom while opposing answered 'On. you are a student! counsels struggled lo select the nurse,' and Speck was smiling j jury which will try him for his during this lime." i life. It was expected the rest of The wilness said the killer cul| Ihe week would be consumed in the sheets on Miss Wilkening'sj jury selection, ankles and led her from me I Coppolino was acquitted last; revive Elman with oxygen were fruitless. Thus ended a career that, began in his native Russia, where Elman first took up the violin at the age of 4, and that carried him to concert stages on every continent. Elman spent three days last month at the University of North Carolina. He gave a concert the first day. lectured the next day and conducted a master class for selected students on the third. Last January, after an extended tour of Europe, he toured the West Coast. His last New York appearance was on Jan. 17 at Carnegie Hall. Elman played his 5,000th con- room. "After about one minute. I heard Miss Wilkening say. 'ah.' 11 was like a sigh," she said. Suzanne Karris and Mary Ann Jordan were Ihe last victims to enter the bedroom. Miss Amurao said Speck did not bind Iheni, but ordered them out of the room. He followed, closing the door. In short sentences she described how each of the victims was led or dragged u her death in other rooms of the house. She said she heard water running in the bathroom shortly before the killer returned forj another victim. She said the j intruder was absent from the I large bedroom 20-25 minutes! with each girl. I One victim was found in the! bathroom, another in a hallway, two in one bedroom and three piled on the floor of another room. Miss Davy, the final victim, was found nude in the first- floor living room. Miss Amurao broke down a second time when she was as!<cd lo describe the rape of Miss: Davy. Her testimony trailed off and the judge called a brief recess. :When she resumed her testimony, Miss Amurao sat on the courtroom floor and demonstrated how after discovering the room was cninty, she crawled, wild her wrists ami ankles bound, lo a more concealed location under nnnllier bed. She said tluit when Speck 1 December in Freehold, N.J. of a charge of murdering retired Army Col. William E. Farber. QUICK QUIZ Q—What part of t'ne world was first called America? A—The name was first applied lo central Brazil, in honor of Amerigo Vespucci, who claimed its discovery. Q—Which is city in North A—Quebec, Canada. the only walled America? Plant-in Move Growing Strong MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - At Tufts University. 200 students are taking part in a plant-in. In a ceremony amid the college library's roof garden Wednesday, ihe students passed around flower seed packages to be nurtured in dormitory window boxes. Later Ihe seedlings will be transplanted, to beautify the college grounds. NOW you can RENTIT! The G/amorene ELECTRIC RUG SHAMPOOER SHAMPOOS YOUR CARPETING AS BRIGHT AND FRESH AS NEW! * LOW DAILY RENTAL ONLY $2.00 PER DAY Huffman Bros. Lumber Co. No, 61 Hi-way, Blytheville cert last June ,30 at Lewisohn Stadium in New York. It brought a letter from President Johnson, which began: "What a marvelous milestone!" Elman, who became an American citizen in 1923, loved his audiences and his adopted country, and they loved him. 'It is like feeling the wind in your face to front an American audience," he once said. Elman was a romanticist, and his performances were heavy with the music of the Russian Tschaikovsky. His handling of Bach and Mozart was called overly sentimental by some critics. He made his American debut in 1908, at the age of 17. In 1925, Elman married Helen Frances Katten of San Francisco. Besides his widow, he leaves a son, Joseph, an actor in Hollywood; a daughter, Nadia, the wife of Mel Mack of San Francisco; iwo sisters, Misses Liza and Esther Elman, music teachers in Philadelphia, and three grandchildren. A funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at the Riverside Memorial Chapel, Amsterdam Ave. and 76th St. "Three members joined he- ore (President) Woodrow Wil,ion issued an executive order to wohibit any more of us from joining," Hayden continued. 'One of them was Fiorello La- Guardia of New York. "By the middle of 1918, when ihis ban had kind 8f been forgot- .en, four of us went down and enlisted and served until after he armistice." He named the other three as "etired Judge Marvin Jones of tne U. S. Court of Claims, then a Texas representative; another Texan, the late Sen. Tom Connally, then in the House, and he late Albert Johnson, a representative from Washington. Hayden, a captain in the Ari- ;ona National Guard, was made i major and was commanding an infantry battalion at Ft. i^ewis, Wash., when discharged. More Chronologically, the steps in :he declaration »f war were hese: April 2—Wilson, addressing a light joint Senate-House session, asked for the declaration. If was then that he said "the world must be made safe for democracy," the line most remembered from that address. More prophetically, he alsu said: "Neutrality is no longer 'easible »r desirable where the jeace of the world is involved and the fredom of its people. We have seen the last of neu- :rality in such circumstances." April 3—Sen. Robert M. La- COMING! ONE DAY ONLY FRI. APR. 14th TWICE DAILY 4 & 8 PM JAYCEES LOT ONLY BIG CIRCUS Coming This Ycor JAYCEES PRESENTS GREATEST WILD ANIMAL SHOW IN THE WORLD DIRECT FROM THE FAMED INTERNATIONAL CIRCUSES A GIGANTIC ARRAY OF TOP AUR.O-ASIA TALENT STARRING CAPT. 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One account is that Wilson's action was signaled by semaphore from a White House window to the Navy Department, then relayed to ships at sea. Among the first U. S. actions ships seizures of 91 German interned in American ports and the arrest of dozens of suspected German spies. The United States sent two million men "Over There" and one was a 21-year-old from Pekin, 111., named Everett McKinley Dirksen, now the Senate Republican leader. As in every war, there were Doys who fudged about their age to get int» service. In 1917, a tough kid named Mike Mansfield managed to get into the Navy at 14. He later did time with the Marines and the Army. Now a senator from Montana, Mansfield is leader of the Senate Democrats. There are numerous other World War I veterans in Congress, but the majority of the have known that war. The Germans believed that it their U-boats strangled supplies, (he French and British on the Western Front could be defeated before America could exert any important force in France. The Germans miscalculated. The French and British proved tougher than they expected; the Americans got there faster. The late Gen. Peyton C. March, a wartime Army chief of staff, once | the war U.S. achievement of ,vas the movement of two million men to France as quickly as was done. He recalled that some men moved in OKI snips with three- tier bunks improvised from J by 4s with chicken wire netting for the men to lie on. Three men were loaded for each bunk and each allotted eight hours of bunk time. The bunks were used around the clock. If it was indeed a race with The Extra Care We Take... Takes Extra Care of You We don't know how carefully cheap aspirin tablets are made. But we do know St. Joseph Aspirin goes through over 100 quality tests to make sure its purity is the best you can buy. 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