The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 28, 1967 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 28, 1967
Page 9
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Blythevin* (Ark,} Courier News - Friday, April M, 1MT A SEA OF TIRES like this might look like a junk yard, but they serve a definite purpose. The worn-out tires are used to hold down sheet plastic covering a huge trench silo at a feed lot in Greeley, Colo. 23 Enter Spelling Bee Twenty - three contestants participated in the 1967 Mississippi County.Spelling. Bee. held -April-21 at the Blytheville City Hall. r- John W. Roden, county super- .visor of schools, was master of ceremonies. Judges Were: A. N. Williams, John Mayes-and Mrs. Arnold E. Miller. The clerk was -Miss "Juanila Davis. .Keith Bilbrey was pronouncer. First place winner -was Gerry- Donner of Manila. Second place winner .was,Michael E. Walsh of Gosnell.' Third place winner was Debbie Pruett of Leachville Donner is'. champion .speller for the second year for Mississippi County.. .He went to Mid- South last year at Memphis and took second place. He will return this, year to the Mid-South. Contest to be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, Tech High School in Memphis. Following is a list of the con- grade, daughter of Mr. Royal D ruett from Leachville High School. Matthew Childs, age 8, 3rd grade, son of Mr. Ralph -Chllds, :rom Central Elementary School. Philip Cox, age 10, 5th grade, son of-Lynn Cox,- from- Dyess Jlementary. School. Tei'rie Marie Murley, age 11, 6th grade, daughter of Mrs. Lorene-Murley, from Lange Elementary School. testants.-- James-Crocker, age 11, 6th grade', son of Mrs. W. D. Crocker, from Sudbury Elementary School. Bill Goff, age 12, 6th grade, son of Mr. William E. Goff, from Fairview Elementary School. Raychene Annette Ramsey, age 10, 4th grade, daughter of Mr. Elvin Ramsey,, from Leachville Elementary School. Debbie Pruett, age 13, 8th Keiser. Sandra Spence, age 11, 6th grade, daughter of Mr. Royce Spence, from Keiser Elementary School, Keiser. Johnny Peterson, age 11 jrade 6th, son of Mr. Joe Earl Peterson, from Armorel Elementary School, Armorel. Danny Ray Poole, age 12, 7th grade, son of Billy Pdole, from Armorel High School, Armorel Saundra Barnes, age 14, 8th grade, daughter of Mr. Marvin Barnes, from Shawnee School Joiner. Mary Laire, age 14, 8tl grade, daughter of Mr. Mike Gonzales, from M i s c o School West Ridge. Gerry Donner, age 13, 8th grade, son of Mr. Gerald T. Donner, from Manila Junior High School, Manila. Pamela Hurley, age 11, grade 6th, daughter of Mr. Charles Hurley,- from Manila Elemetl- 4-nnt Cdl Time Is Running Out for Six EDITOR'S NOTE - After a four - year moratorium, San Quentin's death row has resumed its grim purpose. Now time is 'running out for six con- vicls whose execution date has been set. Here is a picture of life on the "Row" for them — and 54 more awaiting their fate. By HAROLD V. STREETER SAN QUENT1N, Calif. (AP) — Death is back from a long holiday at San Quentin, and for six men on death row an agonizing countdown has begun. It is a countdown of the days left before they go to the gas chamber. Daniel Roberts, who is in his 40s, expects his countdown t« end May 9. Five fellow convicts for whom the courts also have set execution dates have a little longer to live — one until June 24. Fifty-four others have yet to he told when they will fake the last walk. Aaron Mitchell, executed . „, tary School, Manila. . J^. ",'J* Janet H«d, age 14, 8th grade, grade, daughter of Mr. James Price, from West Elementary School, Osceola. Teresa Ann Beard, age 12, 7th grade, -daughter of Mr. Lonzo Beard, from Junior High School, Osceola. Katliy Barnes, age 13, 8th grade, (Guardian) Mrs. I r m a Starling, from -Wilson School, Wilson. bebra Lynch, age 12, 6th grade, daughter of Gilbert Lynch, from Wilson Elementary School, Wilson. Michael E. Walsh, age 13, 8th grade, son of Mr. James P. Walsh from Gosnell Jr. H i g h School, Gosnell. Pamela Jean Lansdale, age 11, 6th grade, daughter of Mrs. Barbara Lansdale, Gosnell Elementary School, Gosnell. Patricia LaRue, age 12, 7th grade, daughter of Mr. Ira LaHue from Keiser High School, daughter "of Mr. Cleo Reed, rom Dell School, Dell. ' Ronnie Lewis, age 12, 6th grade, son of Mr. Jack Lewis, Tom Dell Elementary School, Dell. •• •••••••••••••••••»•••.•••••••••••••••••• WILSON NEWS ,...........•*••••••• MRS. W. A. HOGAN, Jr. :M«. - Ralph Robinson entertained her bridge club Tuesday night with two extra tables of guests. Included in Hie guests were Mrs. J. R. Cullom Jr., Mrs. E. D.' Beall, Mrs. Lynn tranunv Mrs. E. B. Chiles Jr., Mrs. Hudson Wren, Mrs. Owens Sadler, Mrs, R. H. Nelson and Mrs. H. A. Nicholson. The den in the Robinson home was decorated with arrangements of red roses and mixed iris. In the living room red roses and. different shades of peonies were used. Preceding games chocolate cake and coffee were served. Hot cheese puffs and drink-s were served later in the evening. 'Game winners for-guests were Mrs. Chiles high; Mrs. 'Nelson, second 'high and Mrs. Tranum bridge winner. Club game winners were Mrs. John Crain Jr. high; Mrs. Jerry Qullom second high and Mrs. .Charles Ford bridgo. , Marilyn Lewis spent- the week end in Memphis with her grandmother, Mrs. W. L. Lewis. Mr. and Mrs. Harvard Furman and daughter Barbara and Mr; and Mrs. C. A. Lewis and daughter Marilyn attended an open house at the Rivermont Club Sunday afternoon. The affair was given for incoming freshmen at Lambulh College in Jackson, Tetiih, where Marilyn and Barbara will register in September. Among those from Wilson at•tending the "Sound of Music" presentation at Armorel School FolliM Friday night were Mr. and Mrs. Bill Moon and David, Mrs. Betty Davis and Pam, Miss Norma Anderson,. T « m Crain, Delia Sadler, Mrs. Wayne Bussey, Mrs. Arch Catch- ing, Mrs. W. A. Jones,- Mrs. Jim McCullsr and Mr. and Mrs. J, .H. Whitaker. Miss Cathy Whitaker played the role of "Maria" in the presentation. John Dresbach was the organist and the Razorback • Trio, composed of Terry Jones, Ja c Jc Catching and Billy Wayne Bussey sang.between acts. Members of Troop '33, Boy Scouts of America, spent Friday and Saturday nights on camporee at Lake Ppinsett near Harrisburg. Accompanying the boys were Scoutmaster James Rogers, Leroy Tippy, John Mooring and Bill Montgomery. Mooring and Montgomery returned Some after taking a group over Friday but weni back, to spend -Saturday night with them. Mr. and Mrs. Grant Parker of Lexington, Te'nri., spent the weekend with their daughter Mrs. Charles, Mr. Griffin, Ciiery] and Greg. .Mr. and Mrs. Ray Henson of Memphis were week-end guests of her. parents, Mr. and Mrs James Reed. Mrs. Larry Bishop was host ess to the C!ub 10 Ca n a s t a members last Monday night at her home. Preceding games strawberry pie and, coffee were served. In games Mrs. Garland Tram mel was high, Mrs. Harry Buf kin second high and Mrs. Lev Clssell third high. Wilson School F.T.A. met las Thursday, night .in the schoo cafetorium. Mrs. Jake Bslton, president called the meeting to order ant presided. The devotional, was given by Mr. George Gresham. Mrs. John Mooring gave the (URN CLOCKS AHEAD APRIL 30 April 12, was the first man ta die in-the California gas chamber since Jan. 23, 1963. In the intervening years, the population of death row piled up because of state and federal court actions and commutations by then Gov. Edmund G. Brown. Brown did not believe In capital punishment and granted clemency 22 times but denied it 35 times. His successor, Gov. Ronald Reagan has ended the moratorium. What is it like on death row? Roberts, who strangled his landlady in San Francisco, lives in a cell 11 feet long, 4% feet wide and 7 feet high. He has 44 neighbors en the sixth floor of condemned unit No. 1. Roberts can see a patch o 1 sky through a small window in a prison wall visible from the front of his cell. Only 300 yards away in froh of Warden Lawrence Wilson's office, .gay yellow pansies, pur pie iris and red tulips bend in the wind off San Francisco Bay. For Roberts, they might as well be a million miles away. It's only a little bit better for 15 men on the : third floor of condemned unit No. 2. They can catch a teasing glimpse of the coastal hills, deep green from persistent rains. The death row men have no only living things they see are each other and their guards. At 8 a.m., as the day watch of a sergeant and four guards replaces the late flight watch of a sergeant and two guards in No. 1, a prison trusty wheels up an electric food cart with breakfast for Roberts. Maybe bacon and ggs, maybe some ctoked cere- 1. Milk or coffee. If he wants it, the tray is lipped through a slot in the ars. If he doesn't, Roberts can kip it and go on sleeping. An hour later, the trays are ollected. Two or three times a week, Roberts — and all the others — an be escorted one at a time to a shower room for a wastidown. Every morning, he's offered a azor with a locked blade for having. Then it's collected. "But the razor blade can be iried loose," concedes Asso- •iate Warden James Park, "and ilades have disappeared." It was an old blade, concealed, liat Mitchell used to cut himself n a bungled suicide attempt the light before he was executed. Once »r twice a month be- ween 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., a irison inmate barber comes nto death row and gives halr- uts. Once At 10:30 a.m. daily tht individually locked cells are unlocked by pulling a big bar. The condemned en the south row of No. 1 can go out onto a lO-by-200-fool concrete exercise yard, those on the north row to mother, the men in Unit No. 2 lo a third. a week there's an ex- ihange of clothing — fresh T ihirts, fresh blue denim pants, lie death row cons also have bedroom footwear. And the condemned men are the only ones n the prison allowed pajamas. "They spend so much time in heir cells on their bunk beds they have to have them," Park explains. Once each day the prison physician comes by to h ear any complaints of illness, three whs are compatible. Sometimes they agree for one of them to be the exclusive control next and so on." of the others - to stay up all night If lie wishes. "Many don't go to sleep until 2 a.m..'"Park says. "But at;l Each condemned man has ,ij a.m. the order t'ocs oul'for qulcl choice of two stations lor radio j-- no more talking aloud, jo programs heard phones. At 4 p.m., as the (irsl nighl car-1 more typing." : ; " Tlial's how Roberts ticks -aft Roberts can choose -to-excr-i shift lakes over Irnm the day. a else, or he can sleep in. There's a heavy punching bag. There's a ping pong table, record player, cards, dominoes. And there's an exercise :able. One con lies on It; another grabs handles and tries to lift im. At 2 p.m. Roberts and the other 59 are locked up In their cells, to be kept there until the next morning. Up roll the food carts for lunch and dinner. So there might be a lunch entree of corned beef hash and a dinner entree of braised short ribs of beef. Perhaps beans or peas and carrots or potatoes; bread; a salad at times; dessert such as cake or pie. And milk or coffee. Using a remote-control button and earphones, Roberts can watch television on a 16-inch screen of a set .tied to bars between the exercise wall and the gunwalk. There's one set to each three cons. "They choose between them what program," Park said. "If there's trouble in agreeing, we just switch around so there are the hours. I sergeant distributes the mail. Once a week, usually on Saturday, Die prison's Protest 'it j _~ and Catholic chaplains visit. If a condemned man is entitled to Catholic Communion, he gels it. ItcmcmljGi Pay Youi I apei Boy Books, magazines and newspapers lire'available. At least a third of the condemned 60 have typewriters in their cells and work on their own cases, using . legal works from the prison library. Park j notes: "This didn't really gel going until four or live years ayo when there were all those court j decisions resulting in 21 death row cons getting life. The men have to buy their own typewriters." 1 The condemned men can be j visited in a locked holding room by persons on an approved list. "Some get a caller for an hour once a week," Park says. "Some never have any. Their lawyers can see them any day 'during Visiting hours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m." An individual light bulb in his cell enables Roberts — and any Knapp Shoes Send mime and address to! MALCOLM JOHNSTON 1104 Lalirunl HI) 3-1876 Carutlicrsvllle, Mo. HERMON JONES/ BUSINESS MEN'S ASSURANCE CO- 1420 Union Ave. I'litme 274-ildO Memphis 4. Tennessee Call tot tree Consultation, liisiifiince [nr ('.state ['latin I tig Key Man Partnership fltl Corporation Group Pension Retirement and Hospltallzatitin, A BARGAIN OF A BOOK BUY- nlroduction for the program. Study course groups were divided in the following manner or discussions: G r a d e s one hrough three group led by Miss Vorma Anderson. Mrs. Donnie McDaniel had charge of grades 'our through six, with Ralph Thompson leading the seventh through 12th grace group. Melissa and Bill and with her mother, Mrs. L. B. Davis. Mrs. Wallace Thompson entertained with a dessert bridge party Monday night at her home Guests included Mrs. Hudson Wren, -Mrs. Ralph Robinson, Mrs. J, .C. Perry, Mrs. 0. E. Sadler, Mrs. J. R, Cullom Jr., The elementary art depart- iMrs R H . Nelson, Mrs Lynn ment displayed mosaics done with various seeds and maca- oni. Room count was won by Miss Cranford's 5th grade. Seventy grade room mothers served as hostesses during the social hour. Tranum and Mrs. E. D. Beall. Preceding games strawberry cream cheese nests and coffee were served. Later in the evening Mrs. Thompson served tacos, bugles and onion dip with drinks. The house was d e c e r a t ed throughout with arrangements of different sh a d e s of iris, peonies, roses and mixed spring flowers. _... . In gatnes Mrs. Tranum was Preceding games a dessert!high scorer, Mrs. Nelson second high and Mrs. Robinson was Mrs. Owens Sadler was hostess to her bridge club last Wednesday afternoon. Special guest were Mrs. Jerry Cullom and Mrs. Ralph Robinson. course and coffee were served with snacks and drinks later in the afternoon. Game winners were Mrs. Cullom, high, Mrs. E. D.,Beall second high and Mrs. A. H. Williams bridgo winner. E. D. Beall, Vo-Ag Teacher from. Wilson and Gene Musiek, Vo-Ag Teacher from Shawnee, accompanied members of judging teams from their schools to the State Judging Contest in Fayetteville last Thursday, Fri- night at 6:30 at the church. Mrs bridgo winner. Student council officers f o r 1967-68 at Wilson High School are Delia Sadler, president; Joe Goble - vice-president; Kay Hogan - secretary; Pam Davis treasurer and Helen Davis - reporter. The W.S.C.S. of the Wilson Methodist Church met Monday day and Saturday. Members of the .poultry judging team from Wilson School were Melvin Shannon Jr., Bill Burgess, William Suggs and Steve Bowman. Mrs. Beall spent the time Mr. Beall was away with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Cooley, in Blytheville. . Mrs. Albert Greenwell- spent last Thursday and Friday n Newport with her daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Forrester. The Forrester's were moving into their new home. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hogan, Kay, Nan, Tim and Barry spent the weekend in Fulton, Miss., Mth her sister, Mrs. Billy Whit* t. E, Wcstbrook opened the neeting with a prayer and pre ilded: Mrs. Jerry Cullom presented he program, "Food For Journey," after a short .businesi session. The meeting was cut short due to the Lions Club Tal ent Contest at the school. Wyoming Resources Wyoming ranks second arnoii states of the Union in uraniuti production, fifth In oil and ninth in natural gas. Its coal deposit, could supply the entire Unittc States for 3W years, ftccordln (o estimates. 5 ' CONTENTS JANUARY . India-Pakistan, truce, death of Shattri •New York transit strike .......... A kidnap attempt which backfired . . Krebiozen on trial . . ............. • FEBRUARY Viet Nam: The Great Debate ...... New nudity look in fashions ....... Soviet space achievements . .............. • •• • • ...... MARCH- Indonesia, escape from Red orbit ...................... 4 ' v Great Plains blizzard ..... ..;..; ..................... 5 * Gemini 8, peril in outer space Labor" wins British election .. APRIL Viet Nam: political upheaval ........................ ^ Heart pumps, a promise for future ................... " 2 One of our H-bombs is.missing ......................... 76 MAY Communism, a year of ferment ...................... >* LSD, ecstasy or terror .................... . Kidnaping at Shade Cap .................. Alabama primary; two governors lot one vote . JUNE ' • Gemini 9 and the "angry alligator" .......... New rules for police procedure .............. Surveyor 1, "ugly duckling" of space ........ Mississippi journey, the Meredith march ...... JULY Viet Nam: The air war expands ........... .. .......... 126 Chicago's nurse slayings ---- ........ Medicare goes into effect ............ Britain, tightens economic strings . . . Military draft: pro and con . ........ AUGUST Luci Johnson's wedding ............ "A Day of Wrath" at Austin ....... Progress and pain in school integration Airlines strike .................... , ................ 15S SEPTEMBER A new 'battle cry: '.'Black power!" . \ .................. 166 Auto safety campaign Africa, the restless continen Civil rights bill killed ---OCTOBER Manila conference— Johnson tour Ecumenical trend in religion Baseball — World Series . De Gaulle quits NATO Inflation in the economy Report on >ntipoverty campaign NOVEMBER Gemini space, program ended Housewives' revolt on food prices Debate over Warren Report Adam Clayton' Powell's troubles .- Republicans gain in elections Surgery for President Johnson DECEMBER- • ;Pro football leagues merge .......................... 236 Pads and Fancies, 1966 . ...... '- Controversy over Kennedy book Moon poses for i spectacular picture Viet Nam: A summing up ........ Credits ............................... • .......... 25<S ,94 ,98 106 109 110 112 132 .136 .138 .140 .146 .149 .154 • 283 TAGE HARD COVER VotUftf 9J4 W m INCHES "'« FULL OOtOR HEWS PHOTOS • ' ENDPAPER MAr*S It) FULL COLOR e 235 DRAMATIC 'YOU ARE THEM' PHOTOGRAPHS DETHILfD AltilArlAl, OF CURRENT Difffl FDR READY REPOTCE AP Almanac .258 Alone among all the books dealing with this year of excitement, the one produced by The Associated Press, the world's largest news gathering organization, makes it really come alive—for you and your children to remember forever! It's a big; handsome volume, crammed with dramatic news pictures in color and black and white, and with "you were there" articles frequently written by the very men who reported major events originally. Your copy is now ready for yoii-a $9 value for only $3. ••••••••••••••••••••••••*•••••••• To THE WORLD IN 1966 Blytheville Courier News Box 66, Poughkecpsic, N.Y. 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