Blytheville Courier News, October 22, 1964

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October 22, 1964

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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - October 22, 1964, Blytheville, Arkansas BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 182 BLYTHEVILLE. ARK ANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1964 14 PAGES FIVE CENTS Political Activity Halted For Brief Hoover Services NEW YORK (AP) National (that eulogies be omitted, political activity was suspended! Although Hoover was a Quak- today for a brief funeral service i er, the Episcopalian Church was for former President Herbert! chosen for the funeral because Hoover. of its nearness to his home, his All four top candidates halted acquaintance with the Rev. Dr. campaign tours to attend theJFinlay, and because his wife's services in St. Bartholomew's! funeral was conducted there 20 Episcopal Church on Park Av-; years ago. enue. I The services are scheduled] Admission to the funeral for p.m. (Eastern Standard (the church was by invitation only. The public was to be permitted to file by the coffin again today until 90 minutes before the start of the Crippling GM Strike May End Suggested By Johnson China Rejects Nuclear Ban DETROIT (AP) An end to the economy-pinching, 28-day- old strike against gigantic Gen- eral Motors Corp. may come over the weekend. And if it does, it will return more than automakers By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) Com- munist China rejected today President Johnson's suggestion speech to the nation: "We call that it sign the limited nuclear which more than 100 nations: sessed by the idea of possessing have signed. President Johnson, in fact, said Sunday night in a televised nuclear editorial continued. "It will stop develop- ing them as soon as U.S. im- perialism does so." test ban treaty and repeated its China to join the nations call for a global summit meet- which have signed it (the trea- on the World especially Red! The newspaper, official organ ing to abolish nuclear weapons. It had been expected that the United States would answer this call by proposing through diplo- to assembly lines and still more i matic channels that the Peking thousands to jobs in supplier, regime sign the test ban treaty in plants and the transportation An editorial today in the offi- cial Peking People's Daily of the Chinese Communist par- ty, said Ihe proposal for aboli- tion of nuclear weapons by a world summit meeting is "prac- closed Wednesday that Premier pose of offsetting criticisms of Chou En-lai of Red China had sent lo President Johnson Mon- Red China's first nuclear explo- sion last Friday. real Red day the same message which he U.S. officials have no had circulated to other govern-1 belief at this time that ment chiefs around the world, j China can he prevailed upon to even though the United States j sign the year-old nuclear test and Red China do not have dip- j ban treaty. But officials say that world- lomatic relations. Both Secretary of State Dean wide public opinion which in tieal, reasonable, easily feasible! Rusk and President Johnson I many countries has called the treaty "nothing but a j and involves no question of! have already publicly dismissed fraud." control." the Chinese maneuver as a "China is by no means ob-1 The Slate Department dis-1 propaganda play for the pur- About through persons filed the big romanesque church Wednesday past the closed, flag-draped coffin of the; service. 31st president. The coffin will be driven to He died Tuesday at the age of! Pennsylvania Station Friday 90 in his 31st-floor suite in the Waldorf-Astoria Towers. President Johnson and Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey and their Republican opponents, Sen. Barry Goldwater and Rep. Wil- liam E. Miller, planned to at- tend the private services. So did former President morning and taken by train to Washington, where Hoover will lie in state in the rotunda of the Capitol on the same catafalque industry. Idled auto workers alone will have lost some million in wages. The United Auto Workers Union Wednesday ordered its 130 units within the GM empire to take a vote Sunday on ending the strike. President Johnson prodded both company and union Mon- day for speedy agreement. He said strike continuance would used for Presidents Lincoln and "jeopardize the continuous up- Kennedy. The body will flown to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for a Sun- day afternoon burial at West Dwight D. Eisenhower and j Branch, where Hoover was former Vice President Richard j born, son of the village-bla- M. Nixon. Former President Harry Truman was hospitalized ward thrust of our economy and it was beginning to affect production and employment in other industries. Leonard. Woodcock, a UAW vice president and chief of its I cksmith. department, said the votej Mrs. Hoover was buried at caii was prompted In part by Stanford University in Califor- Kansas City by injuries suffered nia where she met her husband. In a faii. Her remains will be removed to Hoover's family two sons.'rest beside her husband's on a and nine! knoll overlooking- his birthplace, nix grandchildren great-grandchildren asked i a two-room cabin. Abe Liverant Death Sudden LUXORA Abe Liverant, prominent Luxora business- man, died suddenly yesterday around noon at a service sta- tion here. He had not been ill. Sartre Refuses Nobel Prize ForNewThreads cessful march toward new uni- Band He was 68. Mr. Liverant. a director of the First National Bank of Luxora, came here in 1922. He owned and operated a dry goods store here until about two years ago. He had been a stockholder In the bank since its organization In 1927. He was a Mason, ac- tive member of Temple Israel in Blytheville and charter member of the Rotary Club. He also owned extensive farm- j Ing interests at Rosa. STOCKHOLM (AP) French I playwright-novelist Jean Paul Sartre won the 1964 Nobel Prize said he will refuse the award. The coveted award, whose the President's request for set- tlement action. He said two other considera- tion were involved: 1. The pock- etbook-pinch on UAW members and their families. 2. The strike's deteriorating effect on the national economy. The walkout came Sept. 23 In support of union demands in new national contract bargain- ing. But when agreement was reached Oct. 5 on a new over-all, national contract, the UAW years ago. They made return to work contingent on settlement of at the plant working agreements which supplement it. Auto labor contracts often have set national patterns. But in expressing pleasure when the Barry Nips Plan To Show Bv LARRV OSIUS J-Men May Seek State Action In Rights Deaths By JAMES SAGGUS JACKSON, Miss. (AP) The Justice Department may drop tal offense. The federal grand jury sat at been Red Chinese tests might eventually have some influence in Peking. severely critical of the Biloxi last month and heard efforts to obtain federal grand jury indictments in the slaying j case, of three civil rights workers at evidence in the Philadelphia Police Fear Joe Bonanno Executed nipped plans for the nationwide televising of a Republican cam- paign film which originally included shots of stripteasers and a girl in a topless swim suit. A group of Goldwater backers Blytheville High School's band who had the 30-minute film this morning continued its sue-i made for said its aim i_____i_ j______t___' iirae tn chmu "mnral rlppav'' in NEW YORK (AP) Death at __......__ ______ _ _ _ the hands of underworld execu- Philadelphia, informed sources j Court sources said the 23- Boners probably was the fate of Barrv Goldwater of Arizona has said today. I member grand jury decided by, Cosa Nosira boss Joseph (Joe Barry uoiawater oi Arizona nas m, J..K..J ..I----------.---------.--------..__. Bananas) Bonanno, police be- lieve. They say they have no clues in his reported kidnaping. Bonanno's lawyer said two gunmen forced Bananno into a car early Wednesday on Park The sources, who declined to j a one vote margin against indi- be identified, said the depart- cting in the slaying of the three film' made no final decis'on workers. Such grand jury mat- but was considering a move to ters are never revealed official- ask the Neshoba County grand jury at Philadelphia to hear the The three workers were Mi- to show "moral decay" m federal grand jury action. The sources said one factor s forms when its pancake break- i 'he nation. Although j county grand jury was that triejr arrcst on specding charges fact a wit-dial caii-nnt planned showing is out. i 91 i fast was a virtual sell-out. I Planned showing cases instead of pressing for J dial Schwerner, 24, and An-1 Avenue. He said they fired a drew Goodman, 20, both New shot at him as he chased them. __________ _______ ____ York white men. and James j Police said Wednesday night leading the government to con-1 Chancy, 21. a Meridian Negro. they believed it was a kidnaping and not a ruse to enable Bona- nno to avoid testifying before a federal grand jury. He had been sjder presentjng cvjdence to They dropped from sight after .the federal body could indict at Philadelphia on June 21. Within three weeks or so. the film's sponsors apparently hope i only fln of civj] Their bodies were found Aug. 4 scheduled to appear Wednes- and Parents Cluh hopes to yeraons shown ]aws_ (he cmmty jury iri an earthen dam on a farm i day. have in hand the needed i later on local stations to purchase new uniforms. Uniforms now being worn by whlch will be formed next year. Democratic National Chair- man John M. Bailey had callecd the film "the sickest political program" ever planned fo television. could indict for murder, a capi-jnear Philadelphia. winner is selected by the Swed-J0ct 5 agreement was reached, ish Academy of Letters, carries presjdent Johnson cautioned with it a gold medal, diploma profitable industries and the cash prize. Sartre, 59, was reported by sources here to have written the academy in advance declin- ing the prize for "personal and objective Friends of the writer-phiioso- told He married the former Rebec-1 pher said in France he ca Lyons of New York City in them he did not want any prize J A fftnlr fit against following what he called a generous settlement. The auto companies have announced they expect to hold the line generally on new car prices. The new economic packages in autos include sharply higher 1924. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Shelton Lending, St. Louis, three brothers, one sister and two grandchildren. National Funeral Home of Memphis has charge of the ser- vices. Burial will be in Mem- phis. mUaitu Kecora Traffic Accidents Cars driven by Peter A. Rost, flew Madrid, and Ben Shook, 324 S. 21st, collided at Division and Ash intersection yesterday. Police said Rose was charged with running a red light. He driving south on Division as ''Shook was going west on Ash. .Heavy front end damages to both vehicles were reported. A car driven by Mrs. Elaine -Neece. Eastgate, and park- ed car owned by Mrs. Jimmy 1112 Julia, were in a minor accident at Second and Main yesterday. Police said a third vehicle crowded Mrs. Neece to the side of the street causing her to strike the left rear of the Gee .car. No charges were filed, mi- nor damages were reported. Cars driven by Mrs. Peggy J Malone, 21U Kenwood, and Franklin Craig, 212 N. 22nd. col- lided at Arkansas near Highway yesterday- .Police said Craig was backing from a perking space as Mrs. Malom was driving east on Ar- kansas. Neither vehicle was :whether a sack of potatoes or a Nobel Prize." In Paris, Sartre told a French After realizing an anticipated The Democratic National or more from today's pan-i Committee bought an unedited cake breakfast, the band par- j copy of the film, and newsmen ents will have about J8.000. i at Democratic headquarters They have nearly from were shown enlarged photos operation of the band sland at! said to have been taken from it. Mayor Looks Back, Points to Future Chickasaw football games and other projects. Band Parents Club members hope to put the campaign for new uniforms over its goal prior to the Nov. 14 Texarkana game here, which is Band Apprecia- tion Night. During the interim, band stu- dents will be selling a band boosters decal for SI. The goal pensions, early retirement in- WJD be to sell the 3.000 decals centives, longer vacations, two now on nand Tnis will net more new holidays, more relief time and broader insurance cover- than Top salesmen will be reward- newsman he would give an ex-i age, plus wage increases. A ed with cash pri2es on the night planation of his refusal later to: Christmas bonus of to is! of Nov the Swedish press. In its citation, the academy spoke of Sartre's "imaginative writing, which by reason of its spirit of freedom and striving for truth has exercised a far- reaching influence on our age." Russian novelist Boris Paster- nak, awarded the Nobel Prize in 1958, declined under pressure at home to accept the prize. Loy Welch's Brother Dies possible also at Ford and Gen- eral Motors. Chrysler and Ford came to terms ahead of GM, and UAW President Walter P. Reuther estimated the pacts worth 54 cents hourly over their three- year span. Strike impact on the economy, which President Johnson men- badly damaged, have been filed. No charges Flrtt GraM flre In the alley behind S2H Birch at yesterday alt- tioned, has been reflected in many places. At Flint, Mich., a GM manu- facturing center, more than 900 non-GM workers have been laid off because of the strike. And some of GM's T. E. Welch, 82, brother of Loy 000 hourly rated workers in They included a side-rear view of a girl in a topless swim suit. Asked what might have hap- pened In Bonanno, Asst. Chief Inspect nr Walter F. Henning 1 said: "You clnn't find them alivs i any more. After all, we've nev- jer found Tony Bender." Bender disappeared from his home in Fort Lee, N.J., two years ago. Mobster Joseph Va- lachi testified last year before the Senate Crime subcommittee Blytheville's progress and fu-1 collected (his way since the sys-, that Bender was murdered by lure were discussed by Mayor item was started, he said. the Cosa Nostra, also known as Jimmie Edwards at yesterday's I He ended his talk by urging the Mafia or the Syndicate. a near nude man. and several, meeting of the Kjwapis Club members to: Valachi also told the commit- shots of street rioting. I njs J road carefuuy (he scven i tee that Bonanno was one of the shots of street rioting. The Citizens for Goldwater- Miller had the film made and titled it "Choice." The group bought 125 copies. Edwards said the city is in ed amendments to the constitu- good shape financially, has all j tion. new equipment and has been able to raise the salary of ev- The Republican presidential ery city employee. candidate saw the film for the first time Wednesday in a hotel He pointed out the city is in room in Philadelphia. Later his press secretary, Paul Wagner. __________......... said "he does not believe it is; ,mes ancj a better program for appropriate for a political cam-1 paign in its present form." need of a new library building. mecnants. University Is Well Balanced top figures in the Cosa Nostra, and the chieftain of one of five "families" or gangs that control the rackets in metropolitan New York. Bonanno. 59.. who maintains homes in Brooklyn and Tucson, SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) Ariz., was at the Apalachin, j Trinity University Registrar (N.Y., underworld convention in Burford Higgins scanned record 1957 that was broken up by enrollment figures and decided State Police. Edwards said it is extremely (he %.ycar.old nas Detectives and FBI agents 4k f H limp Bmuh i important that this area acquire; achid ,.perfection in searched the dtv for Bonanno About the same time. Repub- a technical traimng to, F gnd b UD his ac- lican National Chairman uean :n ctjiipH nponlp fnr future1 r Burch issued a terse statement; I ExacUy ll055 and quaintances and They saving "At the request of Sen. i women are registered as stu-jsaid they were seeking Bonan- .j u. t denu i no s son, Salvatore, who is mar- Goldwater. the Citizens for) Off.stree( parking he describ-1 aulls- Goldwater-Miller film entitled; ed as essential to downtown, 'Choice' has been withdrawn." Dusjness survival. Construction He praised progress being Fred Mullen, director of the Church Protests Convention Act Vestry of St. Stephen's Epis- copal Church here has taken ex- ception to action of the General Convention of Episcopal Chur- ches now being held in St. Louis. The General Convention ear- lier this week rapped Sen. Bar- j developments. The film will district, and clearance and! ried to a niece of the late Joseph Profaci, once a Brooklyn Mafia leader. Five of the Bonanno gang WASHINGTON (AP) bureau at the citizens. made in Urban Renewal, point- resentatives o{ nighwav depart- appeared Wednesday before thi oup. said. "Naturally we arejing ou, that UR has three ma-1 (s of Arkansas and Tennes-1 grand jury, which is probing group, _ acceding to the requests of theijor goals. senator and are proceeding now prevention of t h e j j' to make minor changes in of blight to new areas: 'see asked the Bureau of Pub-! organized crime. nstruction of a to begin j His lawyer, William Power Mississippi Maloney, also went before thi Welch of Blytheville, died in Phoenix, Ariz., Tuesday after a long illness. Services will be. held tomor- row in Phoenix. Other survivors include h i s wife, another brother and two sisters. Flint also were out of work. In striking GM, the UAW film to take into account new rehabilitalion and restoration bridge at Memphjs tsijury. He said later that he out- ry Goldwater for some of his campaign practices. Yesterday, St. Stephen's chur- ch here forwarded to Bishop ordered members working in its plants selling parts and accesso- ries to Ford and Chrysler to stay on the job. Otherwise all GM plants across the country would have been closed. kansas) a letter which os "our strongest disapproval of the shown as soon as possible." The I redevelopment when the group said the changes had. goa] js not he nothing to do with the charges made by the Democratic nation- million General Nei- al chairman. ghborhood Renewal Program 1 for south Blytheville is a ma- Lee Edwards, deputy director jor undertaking which will af- lined events of the kidnaping. Harris Comments On Ad Candidate for sheriff J. T. Harris said today that "It's true I got the facts and figures for my (political) advertisement from the (Hot Springs) pamph- let, but I'm a candidate for of- fice and this was a political ad." The pamphlet distributed by proponents for legalized gamb- ling in Garland County pur- ported to show Blytheville as tiaving the highest crime rate in the state. After investigation of FBI crime reports by city officials, IWA Hot Springs men came to town this week and admitted they were in error when report was prepared. Harris has used portions of their report to bolittr hit cam- paign for the sheriff's office, reproducing part of the pamph- let in an advertisement in the Courier News. "Mayor (Jimmie) Edwards said something to me about this when I was in his office. Carufhcrsville in pouucBi an. mftmt J "I'm told this ad stepped on {Man IS Killed petition released at the Gen- j Of public relations for the GOP. j fect 500 families. eral Convention in which a, said Burch's statement included j "Tn 10 years you won't recog- presidential candidate was con-1 not only the scheduled showing i njze the S0uth part of Blythe- demned for certain views he is: today, but also the prints which jville." he said, alleged to be injecting into the j the citizens' group has sold to urban Renewal, he said, al- eurrent campaign." The communication said that the action "was much In advance of Goidwater's j various local political groups further around the country. He said the city's 10-year pro-'. tales." T ent and canaiaaies invoivcu, men taai figure, fromTe SmS "U vote in accord with its die- used them. I don't have to re- mind the mayor that I'm a can- didate for the sheriff's office and this was a political ad. out of place." and said: "As a Vestry, we take no stand for or against either can- didate but feel that each citizen in his own conscience must wrestle with the principles and candidates involved, then cast. quences "undulv suggestive." contributions to street improve- statement. NBC announced that the film would be shown but with cuts agreed to by the cit- izens' group notably the top- lows a city to do what it could not do alone. Fair Through Friday AREA Fair through Friday. Low tonight. 35 to 42. A little cooler Friday with high 70 to 75. U. S Weather Bureau Agricultural Service Reiser, Ark. A cold front has penetrated 'S Revenues have been upgrad- less bathing suit. The network jed Privilege tax collections are said it considered certain j up ns are sanitation receipts, some other people's toes. I know when you run for a politi- cal office there are somes toes you step on and (Us la the bad thing about it. "I believe the people who know me well enough wiil re- alize this wasn't my Harti uid, PARKIN. Ark. fAP) Elvie Brown, 51, of Caruthersville, Mo., was killed Wednesday when his gravel truck went into a ditch and overturned two and into hold the day's cooler levels than the warm 80S experienced yesterday. No real moisture source Is present and not even apprecia- ments and franchise revenues ble cloudiness accompanies the from the utility companies, Russell Walton, publicity director fnr the citizens group, had conceded that portions of the film misht be called shock-' complimented Police! slow'y "id weaken considerably ing, but added, "We believe j Department on its method Of! said. It should slide southward America Is shocking. Truman Improved KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Preident Johnson say Harry S. Truman's injuries have prac- miles west of Parkin on U. S. jtically cleared up In the nine collecting fines. "Police Chief George Ford by tomorrow. No major storm centers were affecting this makeup this morn- has done a splendid job setting, ing as seasonably cool weather up the accounts receivable sys- was the rule. tern for paying fines" he said. The system allows a man to work and pay his fines a small The one exception was in the southeast where abnormally cool readings still were being felt M. State Trooper Joe Over- days since he fell into a bath-1 pay it off at once. street Mid, 'tub at huhomt I More than 121 f amount at a time if he cannot {this morning. Yesterday's highs were In the More than has been, low 80s in north and west Arkan- sas and wind conditions again held minimum temperatures in the upper 30s and 40s. Little change is seen in ttw weather pattern for the next few days as pleasant days and cool nights continue. The harvest will keep up tti momentum and gins will tinue to be pressed to keep up. Somewhat more dew tomor- row will delay the early picking possible the past two mornings, but even then pickers should able to hit the fields by a.m. High Overnight Precipitation put M houn (1 im to 7 Frucipitition 1 to thu SunrlM nn mtt A TW TMUMir-M I I UUi ;