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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - July 11, 1977, Blytheville, Arkansas $8 million libel suit d. A., paper in showdown Lefebvre plans Seminary by Tam Twede Odessa Texas Nea a even for West Texas John Green is singularly Macho. As District attorney for Ector county he has compiled a courtroom record to rival the Era of judge Roy bean he has never lost an important Case and once sent a drug thug to the Slammer for 1,100 years a i hate Crooks Quot he explains. So it was that Green did not take it kindly last year when a local newspaper implied that he was in cahoots with the evil doing he deplores the Odessa american front paged a Story accusing the of accompanying an sex convict to the casinos As the headline said it Ector i a linked to Las vegas gambling trip Quot Green has never denied the particulars of the piece he says that in 1972 he did indeed Fly to Nevada with a Dis reputable jailbird who has since been returned to prison on a narcotics rap but so what Quot it was harmless and Legal Quot Green insists Quot the newspaper just tried to make it into some kind of shocking his ego thus injured the . Struck Back according to the customs of the Pecos. He booted Odessa american reporters out of his office he reportedly threatened at least two of the reporters physically now. Still enraged he has filed a pair of suits against the newspaper demanding $8 million in damages for libel and slander. To say the least. John greens agitated retaliation has been of texan proportions. And apparently Many of the 80,000 residents of this hard bitten Oil town Are Happy for it. Here As elsewhere the Media Are powerful but unloved and Many citizens Are delighted that someone is at last meeting it in the Street for a showdown Green seems just the Man for the Job. A self made son of an oilfield roustabout and a one time local football hero. He is As Tough As the area tradition. One opposing attorney refers to him As Quot the Hangman Quot he has prosecuted bad Guys with such persuasion that juries Here have several times sent them away for too years or More in Green s View his Battle with the newspaper is merely an Extension of his responsibilities to the people of his county he implies that just As citizens require Protection from criminals they must be defended against the excesses of institutions such As mass communications Quot i m for a free press Quot he says Quot but not an irresponsible press Quot Green says he understands the motives of the Odessa american. He says there is a sign in the editor s office which reads Quot a newspaper s Job is to report the news and raise the feels that concept was carried out to the letter in his Case. Quot in a a Public official Quot he says a and All officials Are newspaper targets these As Green sees it he is in effect a casualty of he says journalists were so inspired by the reportorial unravelling of the Richard Nixon Enigma that they have since been disinclined to give any politician the Benefit of the doubt. Quot today a reporters Quot he says Quot spend too much time Reading a All the presidents and according to the ., politicos Arentt the Only people affected by water otitis he says the front pages regularly smear and disgrace Ordinary citizens on the flimsiest of evidence hence he says he is not battling the press for himself atone or for the $8 million either but so that americans can Quot have a right to honest journalism a for their part staff members of the Odessa american say John greens motives Are less Noble than he presents them editor Olin Ashley says the . Quot simply wants to destroy this newspaper Quot Ashley believes Green is fearsomely egocentric a Quot he can to stand to be questioned Quot a and is fighting the paper solely to get even with it and to some extent whether wilful or not the has gotten even in recent months a half dozen american suffers have been arrested on criminal charges ranging from indecent exposure to political bribery a City editor indicted on the latter charge has resigned other reporters say they Are now afraid to go Over the Speed limit. Few at the paper accuse the . Of outright persecution. But cautious tension has set in. Editor Ashley has advised his staff and even his children to be on their Best behaviour. He says he has told some employees even to suy Clear of football wagers. Quot until Odessa Gate is Over Quot sighs a newsman Quot fornication is besides this personal Strain the Battle with the . Has also resulted in a professional inhibition at the Odessa american. Recently the paper had a Story regarding an allegation that Green was involved in a murder con by Rob Wood associated press writer Dickinson Tex. A French archbishop Marcel Lefebvre says he plans to open a traditionalist roman Catholic Seminary somewhere in the United states within the next two years. Archbishop Lefebvre who has run into trouble with the Vatican for refusing to abandon the 16th Century tridentine mass that was replaced in the 1960s, did not elaborate but the archbishop who visited this Small Southeast Texas town on sunday to consecrate a Chapel and conduct a pontifical mass told the congregation that Quot this Chapel May become the Center for the True Catholic Faith in the United states. Archbishop Lefebvre also told a news conference that if his conflict with Pope Paul eventually led to excommunication he would continue his priestly duties and his efforts to return the roman Catholic Church to its traditionalist teachings. He said excommunication Means Quot you had committed a mortal sin. I have not committed a moral sin. So i Cann it consider about 500 persons gathered at the Queen of Angels Chapel to hear the archbishop. Several Art show new York a Quot americas the decorative arts in America in the Era of the revolution a a exhibited last year As part of the Bicentennial Celebration at the Renwick gallery in Washington is on display at the Center for inter Aine rican had travelled More than 300 Miles for the event. It rained heavily shortly before the mass but the skies had cleared in time for the consecration services relations gallery through August 7. The exhibition of Over 150 pieces of 18th-Century i atm american decorative Art reflects the Spanish and portuguese tradition combined in some cases with pre hispanic tastes. Piracy but it was dropped after an Early press run admits Ashley a a in a scared to print the Man s name anymore a indeed at this stage the newspaper is losing the Texas showdown the editor says he wishes Quot this whole thing would come to an end and we could forget but John Green is not of the same mind Quot in a serious about protecting my integrity Quot he insists Quot the Only Way this will end now is in court when the judge clears my Good name Inker pasht Assn a optometrist sets sights on handcrafting guitars Dennison Ohio a by Day or. John rom if earns his living As an optometrist by night he enjoys life As a Luthier. For the Layman a Luthier is one who makes stringed instruments. Romig makes classical guitars. He a been trying to play the guitar off and on for to years but said he never got by Page one of Book one in instruction. Three years ago hiring a visit to Williamsburg va., he watched craftsmen making guitars by hand. Quot i talked to them and told myself i could probably do it if i figured out How Quot he said. Back Home he started research. The Library ordered an instruction Book for him. He already had some Wood carving tools but found he had to fabricate other tools. One was a device to Cut the sound Hole and another for edging the binding. His Only Power equipment is a saw but he found it of Little value in making guitars. All the work is done with hand tools a coping saw hand plane sandpaper chisels and glue. The Only Metal pieces on his guitars Are the tuning machines in the neck. One of his problems is finding the right Wood. He makes the backs of the sound boxes of East Indian or brazilian Rosewood. He prefers bavarian Spruce for the top but said Scarcity often forces the substitution of Western red Cedar Cyprus or Maple. Honduras mahogany is preferred for the necks. Even with the Small amount of Wood needed for a guitar he said the simplest models often Cost $150-9100. Romig builds guitars upside Down starting with the top or front of the sound Cass. He starts with fronts and backs of Matching size in 14 Inch boards. By the time he is through with them they Are planed chiselled and sanded to a 342 Inch front and a 14 Inch Back. The Rosewood sides Are trimmed to i Inch soaked in boiling water for an hour or so before shaping soaking makes the Wood flexible. He has a lot of mistakes lying around his shop of which he says Quot those ars abortive attempts we wont go but with the Cost of Wood he says he amt afford to be too careless. Gluing the pieces becomes an intricate process. Some glue joints have to set for several weeks before he can proceed. Haste or impatience at that Point he said frequently Means disaster. Another critical Point comes with binding along the edges. It ranges from simple plastic bound investment or. John Romig a Dennison Ohio optometrist who creates handmade classical guitars in his spare time leans Over one of his creations a he works the Wood. He says he s been trying to learn to play the guitar off and on for 20 years but never got past Page one in the instruction Book. Strips to exotic abalone Shell. Quot the Luthier can really express himself Here Quot said to Sipe glances Mig. He set out to make five guitars and said he learns More with each one. Each becomes by Gill for Aai Imi it it a la by tire Sale save 13 to29 Quot i Mutt have a Streak of cowardice in is. In a a Democrat my to my Barber and a Republican to my dentist an Experiment to see what slight variations mean to the sound. Quot i done to Ever expect to play them very Well Quot he said. Quot but i d rather make them anyhow. Its More family reunion traces roots Sequoyah state Park of la a the descendants of Martha Ray a Black slave born on a North Carolina Plantation gathered Here and traced their own Quot roots Quot Story Over the weekend. About 300 of mrs Ray s descendants including spouses came from eight states to hold their first family reunion at this resort. A chartered Busload of Ray descendants arrived at the reunion from Waterloo Iowa. Others came from Oklahoma new York California Michigan Kansas Missouri and Arkansas. Quot a roots did not inspire us Quot said Marynette Harris of Tulsa. Quot we had the idea for this family reunion Long before a roots a every time our family would gather for a funeral. Someone would say a we ought to have a family Walter Ray 90, of Choteau okla., was the oldest of those at the gathering. He was one of nine children of Martha Ray the slave who was the common ancestor of those attending the reunion mrs Harris and others prepared a Booklet with a Short history of Martha Ray and her family and a list of her More than Soo known descendants a there Are Blank pages at the Back of the Booklet Quot mrs Harris said. Quot we Hope to keep adding names As we find addresses and make this an ongoing thing. Our children Are even becoming interested in our background and we want to preserve our heritage for Martha Ray and her husband moved to Oklahoma than Indian territory in about 1907. The couple s nine children were All Farmers in Eastern Oklahoma but their descendants have entered All types of professions and Ara spread out around the country. The Anchovy is a fish of the herring family. The Buffalo fish a car like sucker found in the Mississippi Valley and the great lakes Region is so named because of the Hump on the Back of old fish. Glass belted runabout radial. 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