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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - May 11, 1968, Blytheville, Arkansas Blytheville courier new vol. 63�?no. 51 Blytheville Arkansas 72315 saturday May la 1968 to pages to cents agreement Mal Van to for monday Cyrus Vance to. Averu Harriman reached on talk format Paris apr american and North vietnamese negotiators reached agreement today on procedural matters for mondays opening of talks which could Lead to an end of the War in Vietnam. The atmosphere of today a meeting was described As a very Good by an american official. Cyrus r. Vance Deputy Leader of the american delegation told newsmen after today a session a we have concluded All procedural arrangements. We will go into substance on Vance was emphatic on one Point a the atmosphere has been very he said it had been agreed with his opposite number col. A Van Lau that the conference will be conducted in two official languages English and vietnamese with French As the working language. This Means that each Side will use its own language in conducting the Day to Day business of the conference. But French will be used for any conference documents and statements which can be readily translated and understood by both sides. After today a second and final 2-hour and 22-minute procedural meeting Lau was smiling broadly As he usually does and told newsmen he was a very asked if there would be a further meeting tomorrow he said a tomorrow is pressed As to whether a Vietnam cease fire would be the first order of business monday he replied a no comment. We must leave that to the Heads of the Vance said an Agenda for the talks monday was not discussed. Vance and Lau were reported to have shaken hands at the Start of the meeting As they did the first time they met. Their opening round Friday also had been described As polite. Vance and Lau reportedly agreed that they should give out As Little information As possible on their discussions. The North vietnamese spokesman said a the americans suggested that nothing further be said Quot and the North vietnamese agreed. Other sources confirmed that this was an american suggestion. It was widely reported nevertheless that Vance and Lau had agreed at least tentatively that their official languages see peace on Page 2 search continues for missing to 15 miners Are freed i Haven t decided yet whether i m go Back Down that mine. A Guy has got to pay the rent see additional Story on Page two Man and the last. After a few minutes sitting Down on foam covered benches outside the mine Entrance the men were led to ambulances. But All did not go. One Man who came out of the mind did not get into an ambulance however. A woman had her around his Waist and yelled a there he is a the Miner had gone from the mine Entrance up the opposite slope Over barricade ropes and was greeted by the woman in front of the mine office. Or. Lee b. Todd of Quinwood the mine physician quickly looked Over each Man before i was led to the ambulance. Earlier officials had said that the men had agreed Over the radio Telephone to undergo observation in hospitals at Summersville and Richwood. But there was a change in plans that attested to the menus Good physical condition despite the Long cramped confinement. They were allowed to go Home. A a they re All in Good shape a said or. Todd. A none of them wanted to go to the Hospital. They Are being taken Home by ambulances. Their relatives will see miners on Page 2 by Holger Jensen associated press writer Hominy Falls . Apr fifteen stiff and chilled Coal miners Rode a conveyor Belt to Freedom before Dawn today after spending five terrifying Days huddled in a flooded mine. Left behind deep in the Mountain were to of their Fellows for whom All Hope was lost Long ago. It was believed the to were swept to their death monday noon when a break in the Wall to an adjoining abandoned mine shot millions of Gallons of water through the mines Wavy passageway. The first Miner came out of the mine Entrance into the Glare of floodlights and the waiting arms of his wife and family at 5 20 . He had spent a total of 118 hours and 20 minutes in the mine since he reported for work at 7 . Monday. The others followed in Quick succession. As each Man stepped off the belts unaided a Blanket was thrown around his shoulder and he was led to a padded Bench. They were Black from hardhat to Boot and wet from the water they had to Wade through on part of their journey. The lamps on their hats flickered through the gloom. At first the 200 friends and relatives who had waited most of the night around the mine Entrance were silent. Tatien there was a great wave of laughing and hugging. It was difficult to make out any of the conversations As the scene turned to bedlam. Photographers bulbs went off like harsh fireflies. There also was sadness among relatives of the to missing men crowded to the Entrance in faint Hope. Mine officials had not released a list of those known to be alive and those presumed dead publicly but it was Likely that families had been notified. But they still crowded in Hope. Once the men were safely out however an official of the Maust Coal and Coke co., the owners handed newsmen the lists. The Ages of the missing miners Range from 28 to 46�?All men who have spent most of their lives in the incredible darkness of the Coal mines. The pumps which had finally cleared much of the passageway of water were stilled while the men came out. Then they groaned to life again. A we will continue to Drain the mine until we make Contact with the remaining to men a said . Richardson president of the company. The to had been at a lower level than the others. Elwood of Dell was the first Man out. The men appeared dazed by the harsh floodlights and the questions being thrown at them by mine officials and relatives. Only five minutes elapsed Between the emergence of the first peace talks Between the United states and Hanoi Are taking place in Paris at the International conference Center above the forma hotel Majestic. During world War ii the building was used As a Gestapo line deputies draw comment David acres plan pending a previous question to action line which was answered by sheriff William Berryman explaining Why there Are no negro deputies in Mississippi county has prompted another Reader to ask what is required to qualify As a Deputy in the sheriffs department. A what Are the qualifications that Are required for Deputy a jobs now a a Anonymous City. A the main thing i look for when i interview a person for the Job of Deputy sheriff is common sense a Berryman said. A there is really no set requirement As to education because i have some men now who did no to finish High school but More education would be a Factor in some cases. A Good judgement in making decisions and the ability to treat the people you must Deal with fairly is important also a Berryman explained. A a person who wants to become a Deputy must be intelligent in order for us to be Able to train him in Law enforcement work and he should have the right attitude toward people and the Job itself. A finally a Berryman said a any prior experience in this line of work is always Perfer Able but it is very Seldom that we get an applicant with experience so we rely mainly on the other factors i have a a what happened to the code nine enforcement program for the David acres sections a a Anonymous City. Action line was informed by w. J. Cupples executive direct or of the Blytheville Urban renewal Agency that a the proposal has been reviewed and approved by the regional housing and Urban development Hud office in fort Worth and has been forwarded to Washington d. C., for their approval. A we Are still awaiting final word from the Washington office regarding the proposal a Cupples added. A a Are the reports True that someone has been stealing shrubbery from the Dogwood and Elmwood cemeteries a a Anonymous City. Police chief George Ford told this column that no reports of the theft of shrubbery from Dogwood cemetery have been received a but we have gotten three Calls recently complaining that shrubbery was being stolen at Elmwood. A we Are investigating these complaints now and Are asking for anyone who has information about such thefts to Contact the police department a Ford said. A if a person is apprehended and we have proof that he is guilty of such an act he will be charged with malicious injury to a grave or Monument. This is a felony charge which if proven can result in the guilty party being sentenced to from two to five years in the state Penitentiary a Ford said. A if we cannot prove that charge then perhaps we can convict on a lesser one such As Petty larceny which would still provide for a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $300 see action on Page 2 negro candidate Speaks of concern for the poor by Webb Laster m the Only negro in the race for the representative seat up for grabs in the u. S. First congressional District democratic candidate Henry d. Akins characterized himself As a possibly not the Best qualified person in the race but certainly As qualified As the other speaking at a meeting of the National association for the advancement of coloured people a act Here last night Akins said he identified himself with the plight of those both Black and White who Are among the Low income am not going to Tell you As some of the candidates have that i am a farm boy who knows your problems a Akins continued a because i have lived the problems. A i know what it Means to be hungry and have no shoes or clothes because i have been there myself. A i want to stress Here tonight that my Campaign is not being conducted with racial overtones. I do not seek your vote just because i am Black because that is no Way to choose a representative. A i want to be elected because i have a feeling for the people that i would represent and Al though i know that a freshman legislator in Congress is walking on new ground and for a time will be relatively ineffective if i get a Chance to serve you i can guarantee that i will act As a conscience to the legislature a Akins added. A poverty in this country must be suffocated and something must be done to Cut through the red tape that prevents those who need help from getting it a programs such As welfare and the Leo Are Good but they do net enable people on the poverty level to become self sufficient. It is always easier to do something for someone rather than to teach them to help themselves. A welfare Money and government Aid Are not the answers they Are Only methods to relieve the pain of poverty for a time. A Way must be found to see candidate on Page 2 Cloudy showers Cloudy with showers and scattered thunderstorms and not much change in temperatures through sunday. High today upper 50s Northwest to Low 70s Southeast. Low tonight 50s North to 60s South. May 13 -17, county Cotton Farmers we participate in a referendum to decide whether they want to be Able to sell or lease their Cotton allotments outside the county. The announcement was made today by Hildred Bunch chairman of the agricultural stabilization and conservation county committee ass. The vote will be conducted by mail and replies must be postmarked no later than May 17, Bunch said. An affirmative two thirds vote will allow Farmers to Transfer 1968 Upland Cotton allotments to farms located in other counties he said. Transfers of allotments by an owner to a farm he owns or controls May be made across county lines without regard to the outcome of the vote Bunch said Quot but in no Case May transfers be made outside the three Mississippi county men were among 94 individuals paroled from the Arkansas state prison thursday according to prison officials. The men Are Bill Linehan sentenced to five years for Check violation in 1966. James Russell Smith was paroled for the rest of a three year sentence for conviction of forgery and uttering in 1966. James Williams was also paroled. He was sentenced in 1965 to eight years for grand larceny. Burglars stole approximately 20 Gallons of chemical fertilizer from the Andrews fertilizer company located on Highway 84, East of Hayti last night the Scot county sheriffs office reported this morning. The thieves entered the building by breaking into the front door authorities said. The burglary was discovered when the business opened this morning and the investigation is being conducted by Deputy Neeley Mitchell the sheriff s office said. Right of Way acquisition for the Bridge across the Mississippi River has been financed for 1969 by the Missouri state Highway department according to Missouri sen. J. F. Pat Patterson. Marvin Snider chief Engineer of the Missouri Highway department told Patterson As soon As test brings Are completed and evaluated designs for the piers and Bridge will be completed. Snider also said pier construction contracts will be ready for bidding next year. Target Date for completion of the Bridge is r72, Snider said. An automobile Accident at 10 45 . Last night claimed the life of an Arkansas Man in Portageville mo., according to the Missouri state police today. Killed was Clarence Creason 47, of Jonesboro who was a passenger in a 1956 Dodge driven by Coy Sault see Roundup of Page i

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