The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 23, 1967 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 23, 1967
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BryBwvme (Art.)' fcourter flews — Tuesday, May W, rtW — f*gt State to Hire Negro Troopers By GEORGE F. BARTSCH Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas State Police Department is moving toward the em- names can be added (6 the dt-1 extra personnel, and that there partition!'s eligibility list. Wlicn vacancies occur, the slate police director must rec- emmend names on the eligibility list to ihe Slate Police Com- pioyment of its first Negro state '?."?' lo "? ™'- e ''°" UB ™'!>troopers as of July 1, Staio Po- imiss '° n . which approves or dis- troopers lice Director Herman Lindsey said Monday night. approves all hirings, firings, promotions and demotions. ! were 1)6 iucti appropriations in the budget that goes into effect July 1.. In fact, he said, a typographical error in the appropriation bill approved by the "Ws are moving along gradually," Rockefeller said. * * * He said that as he placed his own men in executive jobs, they would be hired on the basis of qualifications. He said he hoped One applicant already has Hw commission was told at j cal ,1967-68 than it. originally . . r? . . . ? .1-1, t--i i- _ i :i nA *u*i cphftrtiibirl t* rpf^lvp General Assembly will give the! that many qualified Negroes department $200,000 less in fis- would 1be among[the passed his r mental and"physical jits last meeting, April 20, that examinations, and another has! the re were no vacancies in the passed the mental test, Lindsey ! department. It meets again at said. |1 P-m. Thursday. to receive. Three others failed one or more of their tests, he said, but another three have applied. Lindsey disclosed the information on the eight applicants aft- The Hbuse voted to correct the mistake, but the Senate Two members of the cOmmis- balked because of a squabble sion said Monday night that j that arose in the aftermath of they had heard nothing abbut j the governor's announcement the Negro applicants. Maj. J. Earl Scroggin, who Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller! is in charge of State Police per- told a group of 55 Negro Rfe- ] sonnel, said there had been that he would use the CID to stop open, flagrant gambling in Hot Springs. The county Republican Com- His principal problem, he told the group, was in getting the names of qualified Negroes. He said he intended to talk to Fred D. McKinney, administrator of the state Employment Security Division, to find some solution to that problem. A Pine Bluff Negro told the governor he realized it would cost him votes if he moved too boldly, but that the people needed to see enough of his accom- publican leaders earlier in the I "several" applications since thelmittee members who met with | pHshments to convince them of day that four members of their' first of the" year, but that no'Rockefeller Monday expressed j his intentions, race already had been hired as : Negroes had been hired. ! disappointment with the Admin- ""-— '- «• state troopers. One commission member istration's pace in hiring Ne- Rockefeller said Monday night -• pointed out that if anyone was that he had intended to say the j hired, it .would have to be to Negroes were being processed i fill a vaqancy in the depart- ; ment. There are no funds available for additional personnel, he said, although the state Legislature has authorized the department to hire 45 more troopers. for employment. * * In addition to * mental and physical examinations, applicants must undergo character checks by the Criminal Investi-1 He said the Legislature failed gation Division of Jhe State Po- to appropriate additional funds groes. That's when the governor mentioned the hiring of four state troopers, citing it, as an example of his efforts to eliminate discrimination in state employment practices. He said, too, that he had hired a Negro for his office staff, and called her in ta introduce her lice Department before their in 1965, when it approved the I to the group. Others in the group said they realized that he was limited in in what he could do, particularly within the short time he has been in office, but cautioned him that his popularity among Negroes could decline sharply. If the Democrats nominate a gubernatorial candidate who isn't antagonistic toward Negroes, they said, the heavy Negro vote that elected Rockefeller would dwindle away in 1968. Kong Strike Riddled By FORREST EDWARDS I Services Corps of 6,000 men j some 2.000 local reserve units. HONG KONG (API - After trained t keep the public utili-' The broadcasts said workers 11 days of wild ami-British riot- ties working. jwho lost their jobs because they ing, Hong Kong's Communists Communist labor agitators resisted intimidation would be shifted their attack on the colo- moved throughout the colony, given other jobs by the colony's nial administration to the labor threatening retaliation against;"many responsible industrial- front, all Chinese who do not join the ists" who oppose the Commu- Orivers from Comunist-led anti-British drive. The colony's I nist-instigated labor strife, unions struck, idling more than labor force is 99 per cent I The mob violence and rioting 400 doubledecker buses and Chinese. 1 that had wracked the colony for severely crippling public trans- prtation on Hong Kong Island. ' dockyard Government official broad- 11 days subsided, at least tern- casts, repeated every minutes throughout the few prarily. Small gangs of trucu- day, lent Chinese formed on side Three thousand workers went on a sitdown . strike. lion Chinese that" the colonial all public assemblages. There Leaders of the pro-Communist government, : "with the full were scattered incidents of rock assured the colony's four mil- streets in defiance of a ban on seamen's and textile workers' backing of the British govern- .unions, were reported planning iment," could and-would main* strike calls. The Communists also were said to be planning to try to disrupt the supply of water, gas' and.electricity, but the colony's British government tain law and order. To do this, the' government has more than 20,000 police, 7,000 British garrison troops including three- battalions of has a semimilitary Essential Ifierce Gurkhas from Nepal, and 1 throwing and threats to police, but no major violence up to the late afternoon. In Peking, Red China's government closed the British mission in Shanghai "in view of events in Hong Kong." The British official in charge, First Sec- Brussels Store Fire Casualties Growing Iretary Peter Hewitt, 37, who |was manhandled last week when a mob sacked his quarters, was given 48 hours to leave the port city. The British government protested the closure order but had no avenue of retaliation. Red China has no missions in Britain outside London and no sovern- ment offices in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong riots stemmed from a clash between police and strikers which Communist leaders and Peking used as a pre text for incitement to mounting disorders. Peking is insisting that the British comply with a series of demands that would humiliate and limit British authority in the colony. The Portuguese government of neighboring Macao bowed to similar demands early this year. The British have giv- i no indication of giving in. The Hong Kong government banned all public assemblages after scores of rampaging demonstrators were injured and 150 jailed in bloody clashes with the police Monday. One Chinese was shot by police but was reported in fair condition. By PHILIPPE NEURAY i peated calls for witnesses of the BRUSSELS (AP) — , Arson' fire to help police in the inves- was suspected today as the tigation. cause of a Brussels department store fire in which some 200 persons were reported missing. At least dead. 13 persons were known * * * A girl on the Innovation staff Fire brigade officers said 100 persons were injured. A spokesman for the store j said the list of the missing, both customers and store employes, was still growing. It was feared it would be the world's worst fire since 323 persons were killed in a circus fire in Niteroi, Brazil, Dec. 17,1961. The fire roared through the five-story Innovation department store at the peak of Monday's crush. midafternoon shopping . It quickly engulfed the steel and concrete . structure and burned out the entire block of buildings. * * * Pierre Bolle, vice president of the store, said the fire broke out simultaneously at opposite corners of the building on the first and third floors. He said the whole building was in flames in 10 or 15 minutes. A police officer spoke of other places where the fire seemed to have flared at the same time. A store official said a number ef threatening telephone calls ind letters had been received criticizing the store for a two- week campaign to sell American goods. On May IS, a group of young pro-Peking Belgian Communists entered the store to protest against the sales campaign. They ware white T-shirts with anti-American slogans lettered in red. One of the young demonstrators was quoted in the Communist weekly Voix du Peuple as saying: ".Neither arrest nor jail nor firing squad will aver stop us." Today, firemen combed the ruins for bodies. They pledged not to leave the scene until all bodies wire recovered. BriuMli radio tent out re- said of the tragedy: "The most terrible thing is to discourage people who don't believe you. Relatives of missing persons don't want to accept the truth. We keep telling them that all those trapped in the fire are dead. They keep hoping. They keep waiting." "The basement, ground floor, first and second floor were evacuated in relative calm," said Bolle. "But it was very different with the upper floors." "The people were out of their minds," said one fireman, "running wildly in all directions, scrambling over each other. Some were lying on the floor. We managed to evacuate a number of people by ladders and there were some perilous escapes over roofs to neighbor- ing buildings." deaths from windows. Some slid down ropes that broke. Others were trapped inside. Liquid gas stored in the department store exploded in the blaze, shaking the downtown district. The intense heat cracked the walls of an adjacent fur shop, and firemen ran into the shop, snatched up furs and threw them into the streets from the second story. The blackened front walls of the store were still standing today, but most of the interior was burned into wreckage. Reinforced concrete pillars were broken and twisted. 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Piintibii-Washible-lnsulitet S«« your building tupply dealer today NOTICE Notice is hereby given that an election will be held in the City of Leachville, Arkansas, on the 20th day of June, 1967, at which there will be submitted to the electors of the City the question of issuing City of Leachville, Arkansas, Industrial Development Revenue Bonds (called Vbonds") under Act No. 9 of the First Extraordinary Session of the Sixty-second General Assembly of the State of Arkansas, approved January 21, I960, as amended (called "Act No. 9") fees in connection with the dates, the bonds will mature on such date or dates, the bonds will be subject to redemption prior to maturity in such manner and upon such terms, and the bonds will be issued as one issue or in series at one time or from time to time, all as the City Council shall subsequently determine and specify in the ordinance authorizing their issuance. The proposed industrial development will consist of an expansion of the Original Project . owned' by the City tni leased to and operated by Floran amount not to exceed afax Delivery,: Inc.,. (called $200,000 for the purpose of furnishing the overall financing incurred in connection with the developing of industry, including refunding of the bonds heretofore issued under Act. 9 for the purpose of acquiring and constructing the premises occupied by Florafax Delivery, Inc. The bonds will be dated, will bear interest at wch rate or ratea, interest will be payable on auch payment of the principal of, interui; on and paying agent's "Florafax"), with the overall industrial undertaking, the Original Project as. expanded, being herein referred to as the "industrial project." The industrial project will be owned by the City and will be leased to Florafax for rentals which will be sufficient to provide for the bonds as the same become due. The bonds will not be general obligations of the City but will be special obligations payable •oltly (ram nvmues dertvsd from the industrial project, including particularly lease rentals under the Lease Agreement to be executed with Florafax and referred to above, which revenues and rentals will be specifically pledged to the payments ,of the principal of and interest. on the bonds, and the bonds will be secured by a lien on the industrial project as authorized by Act No. 9. Only qualified electors of the City of Leachville, Arkansas, shall have the right to vote, and the electors may. vote either for or against the issuance of the bonds. Election will be held between the hours of 8:00 o'clock a.m. and 7:30 o'clock p.m. at the following polling places in the City of Leachville, Arkansas: Ward 1 - City Hall Ward 2 — General Insurance Office Ward 3 — School Gymnasium This 2nd day of May, 1967. CITY OF LEACHVILLE, ARKANSAS By: Joe Cashion, Mayor. 5-23,30,6-6,13,19, * There are upward of 7,500 newsboys in Arkansas who are wholly self- sustaining or making significant contributions to their families' income. Nowhere can you find a more dedicated job seeker than an American newsboy. Unfortunately, there is nowhere else in our economy that an ambitious young man can learn the basic rudiments of free enterprise so quickly." C/pe/. (A/intkrop • • • +*j -,.....- / ' ..W

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