Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - October 7, 1977, Blytheville, Arkansas the Post Soviet parliament today elected Vasily V. an experienced diplomatic to the post of first deputy to President Leonid I. The poet is a new one in the Soviet But the appointment did not mean that who is 76 and has relatively little top-level political is meant to be the 70-year-old Brezhnev's the Most YORK - The National Secretaries Association has chosen four three government two athletes and one businessman as the 10 most exciting men in the survey released Thursday listed the top 10, in no particular as energy chief James comedian Mel singer Tom Los Angeles Mayor Tom former Secretary of State Henry talk show host Mike actor Steve Los Angeles Rams quarterback Joe St. Louis Cardinals baseball player Lou Brock and Cutty Sark board chairman Edward A. Rate Calif. - The U.S. birth rate is likely to continue at a low level as long as the economy stays healthy and a large proportion of women hold a research firm people are not going to stop having babies but low levels of fertility are probably with us to said the report released by the Rand Corp. on William P. Butz and Michael P. Ward contend the decline in fertility rate in recent years is the more than anything of the great increase in the number of young women who Move ROCK It would be to the morale of the financial community of to move the Federal Home Loan Bank of Little Rock to Sen. Dale Bumpers Queen ROCK Miss Denise Trotter of Harrison was crowned Arkansas State Fair Rodeo Queen Thursday night at the State Fair and Livestock 19, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Trotter of She was sponsored by the University of Arkansas collegiate Future Farmers of Needs ROCK - Harding College coach John Prock says his Bison must beat the Ouachita Baptist University Tigers Saturday if his team is to remain in contention in the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference Knowledge Ark. The former game warden in charge of Brandywine Island testified Thursday he learned of marijuana growing on the island just days before four fields were discovered and destroyed by law enforcement Stokes said he was told about the fields by Dorse a who said he saw the fields while flying over Southerland and Neil Pollard are charged with growing marijuana on the Fund Ark. - Contributions to the Martha Mitchell started last month by the Pine Bluff Commercial to finance a monument to Mrs. Mitchell in her have topped trust fund was begun Sept. 2 on what would have been Mrs. Mitchell's 59th birthday with a donation from the The balance in the which is being handled by Pine Bluff stood Thursday afternoon at Gets ROCK - The city of Wickes has been given enough funds to start digging a new water storage state Soil and Water Conservation Commission Thursday gave the community a With the that Gov. David Pryor pledged to the city earlier this week from his emergency the city now has enough money to build the new storage water was declared unfit for consumption by the state Health Department after hydrocarbon was found in the city's The National Guard flew in 2,-500 pounds of activated charcoal to temporarily help the but it was decided the city needed a new source for Grant Ark. The of this predominantly rural community says he could cry because the federal Housing and Urban Development Department rejected a improvement grant for the Site ROCK - A proposal for a new site will be offered soon that officials hope will satisfy both sides in the dispute over where to put an amphitheater at the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Judges LOUIS - Former state Representative Robert and lawyer Albert Stephan are new judges on the Missouri Court of Appeals in St. They were named Thursday by Gov. Joseph 60, is a Republican and former GOP leader of the 43, has been a long-time associate and close adviser to U. S. Sen. Thomas The appointments will boost the total number of judges on the court to 12. ARK. 72315 83 NO. 125 10 CENTS 22 PAGES OCTOBER 7,1977 2 Watson displays a small sampling of his huge baseball card New or rare they're all aces to News Photo by in ROB News Sports Watson is your normal teenage somewhat healthily the latter no doubt attributable to his Bob and Jerri doesn't seem to be much to distinguish Stan from any other American Except maybe his 20,000 baseball baseball guess I have about 20,000," says Stan but with a slight touch of been collecting them since the second to be sure there are few football cards in the and some such as Batman but Stan's favorite his favorite and this interest is reflected in his estimates not counting he owns 12,000" different when you consider that only about 600different ones are issued each means that he has at least 20 years does a 14-year-oid boy in attends East Junior accumulate 20,000 baseball gets them from flea markets and auctions in Little New says Bob rather go to flea markets than do just about anything for what one does and thousands of the three cardboard if Stan has his collection one soon learns upon entering the Watson cards are The sofa is overflowing with So is the coffee Stacks of photo albums bluge at the When Stan's collection is out of the about the only place to sit is in the don't get the idea that Stan's hobby puts any hurt upon the Watson familial all for says Stan's not throwing his money away and it gives him something to turns out that Stan comes by his penchant for accumulation The whole family seems to be collectors sort or collects says my oldest collects old bottles and beer And Greg collects for for breath and nobody's collection tops guess my oldest cards are from 1948 or says who adds that he has cards from most of the major method of collecting is when at the conclaves in Little Rock or or when he hears of somebody with some cards to Stan just offers to buy the whole instead of tediously wading through thousands of items to find the few he The extras he can sell possibly with a if they want too he'll look through them says knows just by looking at one whether he has it or might think that all this could get pretty and one's feelings might supposedly be borne out when Stan speaks of spending or dollars for a batch of baseball But the Watsons look upon it most he's paid for a card is thirty says Stan's who admits there might be a few exceptions to that monetary some of them are worth five or ten Mr. Watson is quick to does get expensive Stan had built quite a collection before his friends ever became aware of his when they found they started out collecting cards Stan what docs Stan plan to do with them the grows tired of chasing the colorful confectionary just keep he get more valuable every could sell every Stan noting tho fact that baseball card conventions periodically in metropolises such as New Chicago and New never get rid of interjects not saving them to make he just enjoys being a member of the Junior Babe Ruth Kiwanis is a pretty fair says his Stan keeps up with major league and his hobby has educated him in some of the watershed developments which occurred before his has a 1961 Roger because it was in that year that Rod was awarded his notorious asterisk for breaking Babe Ruth's season home run That card is displayed on Stan's bedroom next to card's signifying a couple of more recent Nolan Ryan's 383rd strikeout and Hank Aaron's 715th favorite player is Rod and he possesses all the cards on the Minnesota as well as all those of his gridiron 0. J. all the packs of baseball cards Stan doesn't he get a little tired of chomping all the accompanying bubble says Mr. throws half of it Years of BOB THOMAS Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES - Fifty years Al Jolson muttered into a ain't heard and started a movie So the half-century anniversary of talking movies seemed like a good reason to revive some old-time Hollywood stars paraded down Sunset Boulevard in 1920s The postmaster general issued a commemorative And the birthplace of now Gene Autry's television was No. 187 by the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage hard for today's generation to realize that movies were born It wasn't until Oct. 6, 1927 that Warner premiered Jazz with Jolson speaking and singing the first synchronized words ever heard in a feature ceremonies began at Stage 6 of where Warners filmed Jazz Ernest Borgnine introduced May nnH film's General Benjamin Bailar issued the stamp in honor of talking pictures and remarked that the film world has had five other stamps for Will George Walt D.W. Griffith and the 50lh anniversary in 1944. Miss who started film acting in 1921 and starred in the silent recalled what it was like to pioneer was all done on enormous platters made of way cameras wore those days so the studio had to build soundproof booths with glass windows imported from Germany for their biggest problem was to put the They were placed under pillows and in flower pots and we actors had to stay close to them so our dialogue could be had to make a lot of lakes because of the problems and because it was Jolson's first picture and he was very broad in his We were all anxious to make a good but I didn't think last Facts on the TAD BARTIMUS Associated Press - Women 35 years and older who have taken birth control pills are far more likely to die of circulatory disease than women who have according to two British studies published reported by the medical journal 63,000 British women over a nine year Half in each study were current or former pill the other half had never taken oral survey of 46,000 conducted by the Royal College of General reported 24 deaths among women who had used the pill and among those who had other involving 17,000 reported nine deaths among and none by It was conducted by Prof. Martin Vessey of Oxford University's College of Obstetricians and both 7 Parade Floats Buff Has for the Nov. 28 Christmas parade are being sought by the Chamber of according to J. L. parade participants are given to assist in the construction of their Westbrook further contact the Chamber office at 762-2012, Westbrook Season is the final month of the season for regular visiting hours at the Riverview Museum at according to Katherine K. chairman of the Museum Action month's hosts are the County Historical said and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. has been for time since May 1, Hill to the Chamber of Commerce for maintenance may be made by mail or during a visit to the Hill to Seek Evening Lions Club will distribute stickers Contributions will go to help the club in its Sight Conservation according to Cecil Injuries Malone of Bragg City received minor injuries about 8 a.m. Thursday when his auto and a car driven by Charlotte Wilcox of Kennett Missouri State Police said accident occurred eight miles west of Hayti as Wilcox was attempting a left turn off Highway 84, troopers vehicles were traveling east when Malone attempted to pass Wilcox as she turned into a private police Malone struck the left front area of Wilcox's police Sale fund-raising effort Tuesday from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m. by a consumer advocate Stop Oppressive Power has been moved from its original the Women's Exhibit Building at Walker to Allen Sheet Metal 317 E. Larry has will be used by the group to finance its petition drive that seeks to call a referendum on the issue of whether should create a utility by purchasing Power Company's Daugherty Plates will cost the auspices of Britain's Family Planning said tlie death rate from circulatory diseases among pill users under 35 was 1 in 20,000. said the risk of death among women and older was greater among those who smoke or had taken the pills for five years or Term 19, was fined and costs today in Municipal Court following conviction of third-degree according to pleaded guilty Wednesday in court to a charge of stabbing Horner of Sept. 30 in police six-month jail sentence was police battery is classified as a A police Is Leslie 35, of Route 1, was charged today in Municipal Court with burglary and according to was set at and Robinson incarcerated in the Mississippi County Detention police allege that Robinson entered Scotty's Truck Stop off South Highway 61 and Interstate 55 on Sept. 25 and removed three money bags containing in cash and in checks have been but not the police Robinson is a former Scotty's police Taps J. Tomlinson of has been named Mississippi County of the fall Easter Seal membership according to state Rep. John state district raised last year in the membership Miller Property of property stolen in by a fourth during the month of according to Capt M. A chief of detectives for the Police property amounted to in down by approximately from Richardson investigated 151 serious complaints in September including three homicides which were solved by Richardson offenses included one 33 all 26 five 84 16 and five motor vehicle with two solved by Richardson Shotgun Hamilton of Gosnell reported last night that his house trailer had been burglarized and a rifle and shotgun according to Mississippi County Deputy Charles public information The weapons are valued at about Dye Crime County sheriff's deputies solved 204 of 235 cases investigated during the month of according to Deputy Charles public information investigated 28 10 14 seven 15 13 one five auto four three all 138 cases of fraud and all Dye with cloudy with scattered thundershowers northwest Cloudy with thundershowers statewide Decreasing cloudiness with showers ending Highs mostly in the 70s. Lows tonight in the 50s.