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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - October 19, 1970, Blytheville, Arkansas Police locate hideout where Laporte held Montreal a police said Early today Tivey believe they have found the hideout where terrorist kidnappers held labor minister Pierre Laporte before murdering him saturday. The police began a thorough investigation of the abandoned Frame Bungalow in the Little town of St. Hubert eight Miles South of Montreal after army demolition experts made sure ii contained no Booby traps. A we believe it is where Laporte was held a said det. Sgt. Albert Lisacek. Laportes body was found about half a mile away. Thousands of police vere combing Quebec province with warrants for a taxi Driver and a schoolteacher wanted for the kidnapping of Laporte and British Trade commissioner James Cross. Prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau predicted More terrorist violence from the Quebec liberation front or Fly but he said a these vicious men will be found a and will be dealt with in the Calm and dispassionate atmosphere of Canada. Quebec police issued an All Points bulletin late sunday saying Marc Carbonneau 37, the cab Driver and Paul Rose 27, were charged with participation in both abductions. The slaying of Laporte whose body was found in the trunk of an Auto saturday night was not mentioned in the warrant. Both suspects were described As French speaking canadians. There was no explanation Why they were charged with both kidnappings since communiques from the Quebec liberation front have indicated that separate Fly factions carried them out. By Early today police had rounded up 319 persons in a manhunt launched after the Federal government invoked the War measures act Friday and outlawed the Fly. More than 180 were picked up in Montreal the rest in Quebec City Sherbrooke Hull and five other Quebec towns. Rose was involved in a 1968 controversy at Perce on the Gaspe Peninsula when 25 Young people occupied a building. Abner Biard Perce mayor said the youths bothered tourists and when he and others protested he was threatened by six or seven organizations among them the Fly. Laporte 49, was abducted As he played football with his children on oct. To. Five Days earlier James Richard Cross also 49, the British Trade commissioner in Montreal was taken from his Home. The Fly made seven Ransom demands among them release and Safe conduct to Cuba or Algeria for 23 persons convicted or accused of terrorist crimes. An Fly communique which led police to Laportes body in a Montreal suburb saturday night said he was a a executed because the government refused to comply. While refusing to free the 23 men demanded by the kidnappers the government offered to parole five of them and also Kidnap Page 2 United funds 1070 drive for i is underway and the advanced division of the Effort under diet a of Earl Mccarroll has amassed of or 32.5 percent of the total set earlier this year. Dick White of president assisted by John iffy Teller at Farmers Bank and co., posted the amount on the to meter located in the Bank lob Roday at 1 30 ., the employee Ion of the drive under general Manship of Tullos Morgan kicked off its portion of the Effort with a meeting in the hospitality room of the Arkmo Power co. Building. The general solicitation phase of the drive which will seek funds from merchants and individuals will be under the leadership of Max Hefley representing the Myca Nick Rose representing the boy scouts and Bob Jamison representing the red Cross. These men were chosen since their organizations Are the three chief recipients of of donations. Courier news photo courier Mew Blytheville Arkansas vol. 71 no. 135 010 cents 18 pages monday october 19. 1970 bumpers denies being soft on Constitution Des arc Ark. A Dale bumpers the democratic gubernatorial nominee said sunday night that assertions that he is a a soft on the proposed new Constitution were not True. Speaking to about 200 persons at a fish Fry near Here bumpers declared that he had stated that he favors the proposed document. A if you want a 30-minute speech on Why in a for it i could give you one a he said. The democratic nominee also renewed his criticism of gov. Winthrop Rockefeller for creating such a a crisis of confidences in state government that a the people feel it is absolutely necessary that the governor s office be bumpers said he had been making As Many As 15 appearances a Day because a i Don t think a Public relations staff is a substitute for meeting the with Rockefeller s Campaign spending thus brought to the floor bumpers said that the governors a a lavish Campaign represents a a callous disregard for the Way Rockefeller runs a Campaign. Bumpers said has strengthened the belief by the people that Public funds were being wasted by the Rockefeller administration. A the real overriding Issue in this Campaign is who can get the people together a bumpers said. A who do you think will work the hardest who will be on the Job who can get along with the legislature a bumpers said that Rockefeller after the 1967 session told legislators a you have Given me the tools now ill do the later bumpers said the governor blamed the legislature for some of his problems. A the legislature believed he was More intent on building a party than on building the state a bumpers said. Earlier sunday bumpers told a group of Campaign workers at his Little Rock Headquarters that the state should move toward providing a fall of our five year Olds with kindergartens a he also said that every District in the state should offer special education classes. On other issues. Bumpers said a he still had not heard from Rockefeller s Campaign organization about a proposed debate on a Challenge issued by Rockefeller and accepted by bumpers. A he does not want to see Arkansas am amp a College closed As a result of Over spending at the school. A he supports repeal of the fair Trade liquor Law because a it violates the principles of free City Boot Heel have 6 wrecks City police investigated three Auto accidents Over the weekend which caused considerable property damage according to authorities. Officers said the first wreck occurred about 8 . Saturday when a 1971 four door Auto owned by 61 motor company and driven by Frank Ellis collided with a car operated by Bonnie Lavon Harrison. The Accident happened at the intersection of Chickasawba and 10th when the Ellis vehicle which was moving North on 10th was struck in the right Side by the other Auto travelling West on Chickasawba. Damage to both cars was estimated by police at $600 and Ellis was charged with failure to yield the right of Way the police report said. Officers said the second Accident occurred at main and 20th at 5 45 On the same Day. Authorities said a 1965 Sedan driven by Damon m. Cook of Chicago was attempting to Back out onto the Street when it was hit by a 1964 Sedan operated by Walter Freeman of Blytheville. Cost of repairs was set by officers at $500 and $300, respectively. No charges were filed in the Accident police said. The third wreck involving an Auto owned by Jack Harris and driven by Clyde b. Wishom both of Blytheville resulted in injuries to a passenger James Banks also of the City. Police said from evidence gathered at the scene the Driver was trailing East on Mathis about i . Yesterday at a High rate of Speed and failed to Stop where Mathis dead ends at Franklin. The Auto crashed into drainage tile which was in turn knocked into the front porch of a residence at 916 South Franklin. Officers said the car left 175 feet of skid Marks before Impact was made. Banks was taken to doctors Hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries but was not a patient there this morning according to a spokesman for the Hospital. Wishom was charged with reckless driving officers commented adding that damage to the Auto is estimated at $1,200. Repairs to the porch and replacement of the tile will Cost another $200 they stated. Missouri state troopers said three persons sustained injuries Over the weekend As a result of three separate Auto accidents in the Boot Heel. In the first wreck which happened at 9 15 . Saturday on interstate 55, four Miles South of Portageville the Driver of a pick up truck Charles h. Spencer of Kennett received a Back injury and was taken to Scot county memorial Hospital in Hayti for treatment. Officers said Spencer was travelling South on the interstate when he lost control of his vehicle skidded into the median Gadoci and overturned. A similar mishap occurred at la That night when a 1962 station Wagon operated by Velma Bess of Caruthersville left route a one mile East of Braggadocio and overturned. Miss Bess sustained an injured left knee and was also treated at the Hospital in Hayti James Hurt county oct. 19 Coop idea a Complete list of judges and clerks to serve in the nov. 3 general election throughout Mississippi county appears on Page four of today a Issue of the courier news. Caruthersville City Hall will be the site of a meeting at 5 Wednesday at which plans will be Laid to seek a possible recount of the 1970 City census. Alderman Terry Wilson said this morning that representatives of la groups Are expected to be on hand. He said he meanwhile will Check with authorities in Jefferson City to see if they Are agreeable to accepting the results of such a citizen initiated recount. Absentee ballots for the nov. 3 general election were delivered to the courthouses in Osceola and Blytheville today. Persons wishing to vote Absentee May do so beginning today. Woodrow Burnett a resident of Ripley. Tenn. Who has served As a wrestling referee in Blytheville for a number of years was found dead saturday in the basement of a vacant House adjacent to his Home. According to Herb Welch wrestling promoter Burnett was missing about 24 hours before being found. Welch said Burnett was found in a a puddle of blood and that a doctor had ruled out a heart attack. Police Are investigating the death. Burnett officiated last tuesday s matches at Blytheville legion Arena Welch said. A Chicago resident. Eddie Felton was taken to Chickasawba Hospital Early yesterday for treatment of Stab wounds received in an altercation on Ash Street about 2 15 . Felton who was stabbed twice in the left rib Cage and twice in the is not believed to be seriously Hurt Blytheville police said this morning. According to Felton he was coming out of a club on Ash and saw a fight taking place Between two individuals. He told police one of the men turned on Nim for no apparent reason and stabbed him. The victim said he did not know either of the men participating in the fight. The search for Felton s attacker is being continued today police added. Artists within a 125-mile radius of Cape Girardeau have been invited to display their paintings in the 24th annual missourian Art exhibition nov. 21-22. Sponsored by the Southeast missourian the exhibition is held in the business offices at 301 Broadway. Both Amateur and professional artists Are included although because of space limits each artist is limited to two paintings. Hours for the exhibition Are i To to Saturday nov. 21 and 9 . To 5 Sunday nov. 22. Entries should be brought to the missourian offices during business hours 8 30 to 5, nov. 2 through nov. 7. Entry Blanks and information May be obtained from miss Marjorie a. Suedekum Art director the missourian Cape Girardeau 63701. Little Rock apr gov. Winthrop Rockefeller said sunday that a society owes respect to its older citizens. Rockefeller speaking by Means of radio and tape recordings to 16 political rallies across the state sponsored by older arkansans for Rockefeller said he knew Many older arkansans would like to find employment but would have difficulty because of age discrimination. He said his administration would be working on that problem in the coming months. Light rain wreck a 2 Cloudy with occasional Light rain today and tonight ending from the West on tues. Decreasing cloudiness tuesday afternoon. The highs today and tues., mostly in the 60s, the lows tonight mainly in the mid 40s. East and Southeast winds 5 to to mph today becoming variable tonight and tuesday. Probability of measurable precipitation 50 percent today 20 percent tonight and to percent on tuesday. Boosted members of Mississippi county s United people s Coop heard words of encouragement yesterday from a Black St. Louis businessman and officers of a Greenwood miss., Coop. The businessman James Hurt is chairman of the Board of Vanguard Bond mortgage and redevelopment corporation a company wholly owned and operated by Black residents of St. Louis. Hurt told the Mississippi county7 group that their efforts to make a Coop a Success Here will depend on determination and pooling of resources Talent and Money. Lauding the american free Enterprise system. Hurt said a Don t think White people Are prejudiced against us because we re Black. They Are prejudiced because we Are broke. A and most Black people think we Are broke a he continued adding that this is also a misconception. Negroes As individuals he emphasized spend More Money in the United states each year than the total value of goods a services produced in Canada Over a 12-month period. A so you see we Aren t really broke we just Don t know How to spend our Money. A i m sure its True Here As it is in most commutes. The Black Man gets paid on Friday and by monday that Money has been spent and is Back in the hands of the Whites. A for Long too Long we be been blaming the White people for where we Are today. It s time we started doing something ourselves because actually we Are probably As much to blame As anyone else. A look at the Whites and take a lesson from them. They aide the ones who Are successful and you can be too if you Nave the desire and Are willing to sell your program and make it work. A we cried out saying we wanted Freedom now. Not tomorrow but now. Well we be got the Laws on the books and we be got our Freedom. What Are we going to do with it a the old saying used to be a Burn baby Burn but the name of the game today is a build baby build Hurt stressed. A look if every other group in America can make it Black people can Hurt advised members of the local Coop to gain the support of the Black churches As a pre requisite to Success. A this is an economic push and you Are going to need the thrust and leadership of the Black Church because they already have the organizational Structure and the people to make it attracting members to the Coop be said is also of prime importance so that limited individual funds can be unified c top Page i

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