The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 29, 1967 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 29, 1967
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WrK.T Courier Wews - Saluretay, April 29,1987 - Page Clay Stripped Of Championship By LAWRENCE LEE Associated Press Writer HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) - Cassius Clay's lawyers readied fresh tactics in their intricate offensive to save him from jail and a stiff fine for refusing to heed his draft call. As 10 other draftees stepped forward to take me Army oath Friday, the 25-year-old Clay did not move, fulfilling his promise. He says that he is a Black Muslim minister by vocation and a boxer by avocation and that war contradicts the teachings of his faith. The boxing world's reprisal was swift. The influential New York State Athletic Commission and the World Boxing Association stripped him of his world heavyweight title and announced they planned elimination tournaments to select his replacement. Grimly running the gauntlet of waiting newsmen, Clay left the Houston Customs House, where the Induction center Is located, forged through a crowd of sympathetic Negro demonstrators and sped away in a black car. While Clay was undergoing his round of physical examinations, all of which he completed satisfactorily, five of the Negroes outside the Customs House burned papers they said were their draft cards. None was arrested. Their chant of "Burn, baby, burn," changed to a defiant "Hell no, we won't go," as Clay drove off with his lawyers. Lawyers Hayden Covlngton of New York and Quinnan Hodges of Houston told the U. S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, La., Friday that they would appeal the ruling of U. 'S. District Court Judge Allen B. Hannay in Houston in refusing to hear Clay's suit challenging the composition of the Selective Service System. The suit says Negroes are underrepresented. Virtually the same suit, which irgues for his draft exemption as a minister, was to be filed igain today in U. S. District Jourt In Houston, thus placing he same arguments before both courts at the same time. U. S. Atty. Morton Susman oi toustoh said, "It will take us 30 Daily Record Weather Testerdsj 1 fhish—71 Overnight low—49 Precipitation previous 24 hours (to 7 a.m. today)—none : Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—10.78 Sunset today—5:12. SuhrUc tomorrow—8:11 This Date Jt Year Ago Tenterday 1 * hlsH—78 Overnight low—57 Precipitation Jan. ! to dats—17.1S REMEMBER! Ahead 1 Hour Daylight Saving Time April 30 WJWIQ VIET NAM (ContiBMd twin P»8« 0"«> tenant general Westmereland's chief of staff, Maj. Gen. William B. Rosson, who will take over command of Field Force 1 In the central highlands. Promoted to three-star rank was Maj. Gen. Frederick C. Weyand, who will take command of Field Force 2, which encompasses the Saigon area. -Michigan Gov. George Romney, whom some observers thought would avoid making the war a campaign issue if he seeks the 1968 Republican presidential nomination, said the war "obviously is sf great importance to the nation and can't help but figure to domestic and national policy. There is no question that It will be an issue, regardless of what the candidates say or do." — Former Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace, a potential third party candidate for president in 1968, apparently agreed with Romney. "The first thing I'd do as president would be to let Hanoi SCHOOL went on, man technical itady is required than of an arts-and- sciences graduate In certain of the professional fields. A per(Continued from "age One) son of college-level ability graduating from a trade school could al people, 1,380 ar« clerical and develop a proportionately high- 2,500 ar« craftsmen and trades- er s yu level than someone less men. m sam -1 wm isKe us au - fe ft t Arner i cans a re solidly to 60 days to prepare charges. S inHntheir so , diM . s ... he sai / Ms matter could drag on in the courts for months and perhaps as much as two years." Maximum sentence would be five years in jail and a $10,000 fine. But, Covihgton said, '"Hie champ will never see the inside of a jail." * * '* Clay preached a sermon Friday night at the Muslim Mosque in Houston, his adopted home- own. He allied away from re- rarters, preferring to stand on he signed, flowery, four-page statement he doled out to newsmen after Friday's four hours of military procedures. It read something like a last will and testament, naming ;hose who have helped him from lis beginnings as the shy, 1960 Olympic boxer, through his days as the boasting quick-witted pro champ and to his present role as a critic of war and Americn society. The other men in Friday's draft group said afterwards that they were surprised by his genial, joking manner. He performed his famous "AH shuffle 1 for them, dancing and punching clad only in socks and underwear. He said, "I can joke because I'm not going." The fighter said in his printed statement, and to the draftees, that his world title was something he earned himself and that cannot be taken from him. Talking about the proposed elimination tournaments, Clay told one of the soldiers, "They'll pick up some dodo, or a junior champion. Some nonsense like that." Clay indicated his next fight probably will be in a foreign country, and Susman said that with "special permission from a federal judge," Clay could go abroad while litigation continues, even after indictment. "I feel free and relaxed," Clay told a newsman Friday night. "I'll leave it all up to Allah." behind thejr 'I'd use the Justice Department to stop overt acts aiding and abetting the enemy." However, only a small part gifted. — , . - * * * of the last group Is truly skilled, Rapert presented break. In the entire county, there are do wn of Vo-Tech enrollment eight technicians, 39 electri- g a | ns am j i osses from Nov. clans, 19 machinists, 47 plumb- through March 14. era and pipefitters, 40 account- j n a ir conditioning and refrig- ants and 38 carpenters. eralion, 13 were originally en- Withln the ranks of the car- rolled, three came later, live penters, he went on, the ave- dropped out and of the 11 re- rage age is 55, which indicates maining, eight are of the orig- that young people are not go- ina! group; Ing Into the trade. ' '~~ In automobile mechanics, 24 Among professional people, enrolled, four enrolled late, six the county has 29 graduate en- dropped out and of the remain- gineers and 40 lawyers, he add- ing 22, 18 were of the original ed. group; *y 4- of sr- id- ild ;h- ss ik- nt 14 ig- :n- re- ig- 24 six in- la! in, er, re- lal 3d, rein- ed, ed "Is pretty good." Three-fourths of the present enrollment are high school graduate!, he added. Vo-Tech doei not turn out a finish product, Rapert continued. The people of the stale are not geared for Industrial work, and one of the most important functions of the institution is to teach saleable job skills and proper work attitudes. Following the opening addresses, the assembly had lunch, then aflerwards were taken on a brief tour of (he facility. Cora Pipkin Services for Mrs. Cora Pipkin, 69, were held today at 2 p.m. from Cobb Funeral Home chapel. She leaves four sons, Chester Pipkin, J. W. Pipkin and Spencer Pipkin, all of Blythevllle, and Jessie Pipkin of Paragould. Two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Overton of New Orleans and vieve, Mo. Thief Clips Chief SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Someone has stolen Police In- R.W.Jackson Russell W. Jackson, 67, died early this morning at his home at 409 Eastwood. He was born in Paragould but had lived in Blytheville most of his life. He was are tired employe of the U. S. Department of Health and was a Baptist. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday from Cobb Funeral Home chapel, Rev. T. J. Richardson officiating. riurial will be in Dogwood Cemetery. Jackson of Blythcvillc; His mother, Mrs. Ella Jackson of Blytheville, One daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Ledesma o( New Orleans; Three brothers, Ovid ;wd Usrey Jackson of Blytheville and Edward Jackson of Chicago; of Blytheville and Mrs. Artie Samples of Tucson, Ariz.; Four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Lee Williams Graveside services for Lee Aaron Williams, two-weck-okl snn nf Mr and Mrs. Rav Will- James Coburn James M. Coburn, 84, Wilson, died yesterday morning at Osceola Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired farmer. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday from the Wilson Baptist Church, Rev. Paul Stockemer officiating. Burial will be in Bassett Cemetery. Swift Funeral Home in charge. He leaves his wife, Lucille Coburn of Dilson; Five sons, T.F., J. L. and Charles Coburn, all of Wilson, J. R. Coburn of Joiner and W. H. Cohurn of the U.S. Army; Three daughters, Mrs. Dollla Alexander of Wilson, Mrs. Suddie Densmore of Turrell and Miss Snzic Coburn of Wilson; Twenty-one grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. flUil!IIIU!l!l!ill!nilll! n >ll«'Wlin!lin!l»lllrffinlI!mildlItll Services Hy CAL \^- O U O FUNERAL HOME DIGNITV MRS. CORA PITKIN, services Westmoreland A Vulture: Pravda MOSCOW (AP) - Pravda today branded Gen. William C. iVestmoreiand, commander 61 J.S. forces in Vietnam, today as a "vulture" and said his speeches in the United States this week were attempts to disguise what it called "the disgrace «f America." The official Soviet Communist party paper said: "These sud- ien guest performances are but evidence of the deadlock of the policy of aggression." "The manifestations of carrion vultures are another tempt to fool the Americans and to force them to reconcile themselves to the disgrace of America," Pravda commentator Viktor Mayevsky wrote. Of the salaries a Vo-Tech In business administration, graduate could expect, Sellers nine enrolled, 15 came indicated they could equal or 10 resigned, and of the surpass that of a college grad- maining, five are of the original uate. A skilled machinist might group; earn as high as $10,000 yearly, In drafting, eight enrolled, h, , a j,j eight signed up later, eight ret ^ * signed and of the eight remain- Other salary averages he quot- ing, six are of the original ed are the following: g"'°"P; Auto mechanics, $125 a week In machine shop, 11 enrolled, minimum; welders, $2 an hour one came later, one dropped. oull ul „„ „„„ „„.,. minimum (non-union); sheet- out and of the 11 remaining, 10 spcctor Victor Shorts car *™: ]am! . of 2 208 Carolyn, will be metal workers, $2.50 an hour; are of the original gropp; $300 worth of golf clubs in the junior draftsmen, $80 weekly In welding, six enrolled, five trunk. M ^ 1>K1 ^ , bookkeepsrs, $450 to $600 month- came later, three quit and of The car was taken from the Lj , es officjating ly; and secretaries, about $350 the remaining eight, five are of parking lot behind the San held 4 p.m. today in Sandy Ridge Cemetery, Hev. C. W. monthly. the first group. Francisco police headquarters. The child died early this morning at Chickasawba llospi- )i.m. Saturday, Cobb Funeral Home chapel. BIKS. MAIITIIA BAH. STOUT, services 3 p.m. Sunda^ at the First Methodist Ohu MCK JABON WIWJAMS, v vc.side Cervices 4 p.m. at San^ Cemetery. , RUSSELL W. JACKSON, l vices 2 p.m. Monday from OH 1 " in SEARCH FOR PEACE stamp will be issued July 5 at Chicago, in conjunction with the convention, there of Lions International. As part of its 50th anniversary activities, Lions is sponsoring a "Search for Peace" essay contest for young men and women, and the five-cent stamp reflects the theme of this program. The horizontal stamp will be printed in red, blue and black on granite paper showing a dove of peace clutching a sprig of laurel In its beak. Bradbury Thompson of Riverside, Conn., was the designer. Sunday afternoon 1:00 REPERTORY THEATRE Bedtime Story. First of 13 programs spotlighting successful acting companies In the classics. The miracle of dramatist Sean O'Casey is exemplified in the opening production, the story of the lusty Angela pitted against a world of hypocritical respectability Repertory Theatre under Stuart Vaughn. 2:00 THE GOLDEN RING Special. Television cameras capture 'one of tiie greatest achievements in phonograph session in Vienna of Wagner's 'Goetterdaemmerung.' Gathered for the production were the talents of great opera stars headed by Birgit Nilsson and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau arid tiie Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under Gebrg Soltt. J:30 N.E.T. PLAYHOUSE Ustinov Ad Lib. The Brilliant actor - writer - director displays his genius in a deliglit- {ui musical «poof. Sudley Moore, Antony Hopkins and Bernard Keefe appear with the master ad-libber in a totally unrehearsed, unprepared improvisation on musical themes. 4:30 SUNDAY SHOWCASE Four Pair and a Party. The Standwells repertory company presents four playlets using the theme of a pair- A Loving Pair, A Mysterious Pair, A Quarreling Pair, and AD Aging Pair. Third in a series of 19 program!) on the perform' lag and fin* art*. GET LOST AND LOVE IT WITH YOUR NEWSPAPER THE SPORTS PAGE FOR DAD—THE CLUB NEWS FOR MOTHER—FEARLESS. FOSWELL'S LATEST ESCAPADES, FOR JUNIOR! THESE FEATURES, AND HUNDREDS MORE, WAKE THE PAPER A MUCH-LOVED MEMBER OF THE FAMILY 1 char g e of arrangements. enrolled and 33 resigned, he add- ting from the trade schools a In ddilion to his parents, he leaves one sister. Angelia Mae ed. Of the 76 full-time students graduate somewhat less gifted 1892, when he knocked out Dan- remaining, 74 percent are of the original group, which he said, SPECIAL POWEB < make It • regnlai member . . . ittb- •in* today fm lervtee-to-yonr-door. PO MttI BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Especially when you want fresh information? purses, taped into albums, tucked" into pockets Of course you do. Print can give the latest word on special sales, new products and new ideas. And yet you can keep it handy, as long ,«« yon like, to look at again and again. Print ads can be clipped and then sipped into or pinned onto bulletin boards. They give you the important details about colors, styles, sizes, or prices at a glance. And they go along for reference when you buy. Smart advertisers put important news about their product or service into print. Whenever, customers read, re-read, clip, compare, comment on, or discuss what the ads have to say,! it means their message gels repealed at no extra cost. Print makes sense, because print makes sales.) THIS MESSAGE IS BEING RUN IK THE INTEREST OF THE PRINT ADVERTISING ASSOCIATION AND Blytheville Courier News

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