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Cullman Times Democrat (Newspaper) - April 21, 1968, Cullman, Alabama Weather today Cloudy to partly Cloudy with widely scattered showers. High today 80, Low tonight 67. Smith Lake level 489.73. The Cullman times a Bible thought for the Day then mid Jesus father forgive them for they know not what they do. A Luk 23 34. Thanks by to god for this prayer of Christ. 66th year no. 78 Cullman Alabama sunday morning april 21, 1968 16 pages to cents per copy canons fishing Camp on Smith Lake n. Of Bremen off Hwy. 69 will hold a a Coon on the log Quot contest featuring swimming and drag races. All Are invited to attend and bring their hounds. Time is to a.m., saturday april 27. The Blackwood singers from Memphis tenn., and the premiers from Cullman will present a gospel concert at West Point High school gym tuesday april 30. Tickets Are $1 and May be purchased at Cullman 5 amp to store . Woodard dept. Store and Carlos of Cullman. Fairview Pat will meet at 7 p.m., monday at the school. Cullman Hospital auxiliary will meet at 9 30 a.m., tuesday in City Hall auditorium. The Public is Welcome. Parents with youngsters on the Cullman swim and diving team will meet at 7 30 p.m., monday in City Hall auditorium for organizational planning. A slate of officers will be presented. Cullman county Council Pat will meet at 7 p.m., tuesday in the county education building. New officers will be installed. Cullman Lions will elect officers at their meeting at 6 30 p.m., monday at the Center cafeteria. Marriage licenses were issued to Gary Douglas Reid 22, Cullman 8, and Brenda Gail Anderson 18, Hanceville Rex Earl Barnett 21, Hanceville 4, and Brendajo Livingston 20, Cullman 6 Milton j. Partridge 28, Addison i and Janice l. Partridge 19, Vinemont 3 Winford Oscar Harris 26, Vinemont 2, and Sarah Lou Tishie Smith 28, Cullman 7 Edward Melvin Schei Nert 48, Hanceville i and Alba Imel led Low 44, Hanceville i and Stanely Smith 20, Falkville 2, and Ann Smith 19, Hartselle. A Lawn Mower belonging to Bill Johnson furniture co. On w. Main st., was damaged by fire shortly after noon Friday. Cullman firemen investigated. Sheriffs dept reported arrests on the following counts Friday one on a restraining order one for driving while intoxicated one for Public drunkenness and one for violating prohibition Law. City police reported arrests on the following counts Friday five for disorderly conduct one for speeding one for reckless driving one for carrying concealed weapon one for improper tag one for improper Muffler and one for no Drivers License. City police reported three minor traffic accidents. In Cullman shopping Center parking lot at 6 12 p.m., Friday there was a collision involving Jimmy w. Judkins 21, Cullman 4, driving a �?T60 Chevy and Glen Dale Lee 24, 1414 Brunner st., driving a �?T50 Dodge is ton truck. On 3rd ave. W. At 9 a.m., saturday there was a collision involving James h. Goodno 17, Cullman 9, driving a �?T65 Chevy v2-ton truck and Jerry l. Cofield 21, Cullman 5, driving a �?T66 Dodge. On 2nd ave. E. At to a.m., yesterday there was a collision involving Margaret b. Berry 47, 407 Edgewood dr., driving a �?T65 Ford and Luther w. Dyer 62, Vinemont 2, driving a �?T61 Chevy. Mrs. Bulah Brown 82, Cullman is in Good condition in Cullman Hospital with injuries she received when the car in which she was Riding was involved in a collision with a �?T62 Chevy truck driven by Ottis e. White 54, Cullman eight Miles w. Of Cullman on Hwy. 278 at 6 25 a.m., thursday. Edward c. James 64, Cullman to was Driver of the �?T64 Falcon in which mrs. Brown was a passenger. State troopers investigated. William j. Caldwell 42, Ensley remains in Cullman Hospital with injuries he received when he lost control of the �?T66 valiant he was driving 6.6 Miles s. Of Cullman on 1. 65 at 6 30 a.m., Friday. State troopers investigated. Allen says effective riot legislation is Long overdue Chickasaw Ala. Up senatorial candidate Jim Allen on the Campaign Trail Here saturday said a members of the Washington crowd should Lay aside playing politics Long enough to enact effective legislation a to Stop rioting. Allen said president Johnson should a use All Powers available to him to put an end to riots violence and organized a this legislation is Long overdue a a he said. A the trouble is that Washington has been so Busy taking the Side of the demonstrators that it has Given Little thought to protecting the rights of the average Law abiding citizen a a Allen said. In phone strike negotiations Cna president predicts breakthrough new Canadian prime minister Ottawa Pierre Elliott Trudeau talks to newsmen just after being sworn in by governor general Roland Michener As Canadas 15th prime minister. Up telephoto Trudeau sworn in As new Canadian prime minister the former Law professor refused to confirm or deny the possibility of a Quick election either before or after he took Over the government from retiring prime minister Lester b. Pearson 70-year-old Nobel peace prize Winner the Transfer of Power 48 hours earlier than originally scheduled was made shortly before noon behind closed doors in government House the rambling residence of . Roland Michener. Trudeau was nastily dressed in pin striped trousers Black jacket and Vest and a Black and White silk tie. Trudeau said the possibility of an election was on the Agenda of his new cabinets first meeting which was held in the afternoon in the East Block of the parliament buildings. Area deaths mrs. Ludie c. Trapp 80, Vinemont i. Luther Floyd Williams 65, Cullman 5. See a obituaries Page 7b a political unknown three years ago Trudeau has been described As a a swinger Quot in private life and a hard headed pragmatist in politics. Since his appointment As Pearson a Justice minister last year the lawyer with the Jet set image has brought Forward legislation to ease the country s strict abortion Laws Widen grounds for divorce and legalize homosexuality Between consenting adults As Britain recently did. During the Campaign that led to his election As head of the Liberal party and thus automatically prime minister a Trudeau indicated that he would consider seeking diplomatic ties with red China reducing Canadas role in the North Atlantic treaty organization Nat and if necessary breaking relations with France a strained by French president Charles de Gaulle a support for Quebec separatists. Another of Trudeau a prime objectives is to improve the cordial but Cool relations Between Canada and the United states something his predecessor Pearson was never Able to do with president up coming primary causes voters contusion the joint Republican democratic primary to be held in Cullman county is causing some confusion since this is the first such primary to be held Here since 1948. How Many officials and How Many boxes will be needed in the election has caused comment. A times reporter on checking into the matter Learned that there would be two boxes at each of the polling places. There Are 58 polling places including the Absentee Box. At each polling place there will be a Box for the Republican ballot and a Box for the democratic ballot. The ballots will be different colors to further differentiate them. A voter must vote on either the democratic ballot or the Republican ballot. He cannot vote on each ballot. He cannot vote for some Republican candidates and some democratic candidates. He May vote on Only one party a ballot. According to the state attorney general a ruling there must be six officials to serve at each polling place. These officials Are appointed by the probate judge tile sheriff and the circuit clerk. The attorney general has also ruled that the appointing Board can appoint All Republican officials or All democratic officials or the Board can mix the officials any Way they desire. If for example All the Cilicia is appointed should be democrats there would be democrats holding a Republican primary. This is in conflict with the United states two party system which allows its party to choose its own candidates without interference from the other party. Now the code of Alabama requires that six officials be appointed from the party holding the primary these officials to conduct the election. This would mean that at each polling place in the joint primary there would be 12 officials six republicans conduct the Republican primary and six democrats to conduct the democratic primary. In ruling against this interpretation of tile code the attorney general has said that six officials of either party will be present at each polling place to jointly conduct the Republican and democratic primaries. Cullman county Board of Revenue has agreed to go along with the attorney general a ruling. Sheriff Buell Graves a member of the appointing Board for election officials has said a for the record i do feel that we need As the code sets out three inspectors two clerks and a returning officer for each Box. This has been the policy of holding elections As Long As i have been voting a. Graves also said a i would like to set the record straight about tile statement that was printed in the paper stating that i wanted 12 election officials for each election Box. I did not make such a statement. I was not even aware that there was a Board the Board ruled wit i the attorney general for six election officials at each polling place. This would mean there will be three officials at the Republican Box and three at the democratic Box since both parties will vote at the same polling place in the May 7 primary. Washington up the president of the communication workers of America foresaw saturday a possible breakthrough in negotiations with american Telephone amp Telegraph co. Toward a new contract and an end of the Cross country Telephone strike. As the walkout of 200,000 Bell Telephone and Western electric employees entered its third Day there were reports of scattered vandalism and improved operator service. No serious breakdowns in the largely automated system were reported. Joseph a. Beirne the Cwa president called the unions executive Board to Washington for consultations sunday in View of a suggestion by an at amp to spokesman for a new approach to the deadlock. New contract at amp to agreed to consider negotiating a new three year contract including fringe benefits As Well As wages. Until now the talks have entered on Union demands for higher wages within the existing contract As provided in a so called a wage reopened Quot clause. The Union Telephone workers left their jobs at mid afternoon thursday after wage reopened clauses expired without agree Cullman High honoured Cullman High school was elected state president of Alabama association of student councils yesterday at the 20th annual convention in Birmingham. Ment. Management had offered a 7.5 per cent wage increase Over 18 months while the Union demanded a 10.5 per cent boost. Average Cwa employee wages Range from $2.88 to $3.27 an hour. A the possibility of a breakthrough is greatly enhanced by a Bell system statement yesterday Friday opening up new avenues to agreement Quot Beirne said in a statement after he conferred with Cwa officials. A we will press on with our unrelenting efforts to find the fair Way to end our Bell and Western electric Are at amp to subsidiaries. Talks in new York Between Cwa and Western electric which is considered the pattern setter for contracts in the Telephone Industry broke off Friday night with a no Progress Quot reported by the Union. Contacts continue a spokesman for Beirne said informal contacts with management were continuing but that no new negotiating sessions had been scheduled. Company officials in the 42 strike affected states said dial service was Normal and that service requiring an operators help such As person to person or collect Calls Long distance was improving As supervisory personnel got accustomed to handling switchboards. In Lansing mich., police said vandals Cut seven Telephone cables just North of the City during the night and opened six terminal blocks disrupting 37,000 Telephone circuits. I he new York Telephone co. Said a Cable containing 300 lines was Cut Early saturday at Lake Success Long Island but that it was repaired quickly. Ray Given emergency listing on of big Sio most wanted list Washington up it escaped convict James Earl Ray was Given an extraordinary emergency listing on the of big a roster of to most wanted criminals saturday intensifying the nationwide manhunt for the accused Assassin of or. Martin Luther King or. Ray who masqueraded As Erie starve Galt at the time King was slain in Memphis was said to be looking for Ray on an unofficial basis. Special arrangements were made to show rays picture on the Abc to show a the Fri Quot sunday evening. The Only other criminal Ever Given emergency listing on the to most wanted roster was Richard Lawrence Maquette who was sought for the Butcher knife murder of a Portland ore., housewife in june 1961. The Day after Marquette was listed As an Lith to most wanted he was arrested in California. Even before Ray was identified As the mysterious Galt there was an assured $100,000 in rewards for anyone providing information leading to the capture and conviction of King s Slayer. The Memphis City Council has voted to underwrite that amount. Hay identified through a painstaking Check of Fri fingerprint files had been sought by police As an escaped convict for nearly a year. He broke out of Missouri state prison by hiding in a bread truck on april 23, 1967. The wanted Man had been serving a 20-year sentence for armed robbery and for a while was confined in the maximum Security Ward of the state Hospital at f Windhoek South West Africa up a a Boeing 707 jetliner with 129 persons aboard exploded and crashed in flames saturday shortly after Takeoff. Six persons including an american survived the crash. South african airways released the names of five survivors and said a sixth was unconscious in a Windhoek Hospital. The american was identified Only As Thomas Taylor. Officials at . Strip Dom Airport which serves Windhoek said 123 persons perished in the crash. Two of the survivors named were British and t w o others South africans. Tornado rips through Greenwood miss. Greenwood Ark. Up the weather Bureau said saturday the first warning that a storm existed near Greenwood Friday was issued Only two minutes before a Tornado smashed half the town to pieces and killed 12 persons. A it was one of those storms that began to build very rapidly Quot said James Huff meteorologist in charge of the weather station at nearby fort Smith. He said forecasters did everything they could. Hundreds of other persons were injured when the twister sawed a 400-foot-wide path through the Center of the ozarks Foothills town of 2,000. Some residents were still missing saturday. It. Gov. Maurice Britt said he was asking disaster designation for Greenwood. Britt and top National guard and state police aides arrived from Little Rock Early saturday. Hundreds of townspeople state police red Cross and civil defense workers and military reservists searched the rubble. It was the Only Tornado Eves to hit Greenwood in the towns 117 years of Placid Rural existence. Streets became impassable almost a half mile from the Center of town. A tangled Roadblock of Trees and other debris blocked the Way. Waylon Parker Sebastian county attorney set up a disaster Headquarters across the Street from the Church in the Library. Its Walls and roofs were intact but its Interior was ruined and hundreds of books littered the floor. Or. Bailey the Only physician within Miles was trying to get to town. About a half mile from the nursing Home the roads were blocked with debris. He got out and walked the rest of the Way. On Greenwood Scenter Street he said a people were running everywhere a in every direction. Trees and Power lines criss crossed the Street. Where there had been houses there was nothing but bricks lumber and a massive Rescue operation started within minutes after the Tornado passed. Emergency vehicles converged on Greenwood from Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma. National guardsmen rolled in to guard against looting and help search the rubble. Lillord predicts Hanoi will agree to talk peace Wallace promises to work for civil rights Bill repeal Little Rock Ark. Up. Former Alabama governor George c. Wallace promised saturday to work for repeal of the recently passed civil rights Bill and ifs open housing provisions if he is elected president. It was his first Public appearance since the assassination of or. Martin Luther King or. Wallace said a a destruction of Peoples rights Quot was passed As part of the Bill. He said that until the Bill had been replaced if it was he would obey and enforce All Laws of the court. He said however the guidelines for desegregation written by the department of health education and welfare exceeded the authority Given by Law. Wallace made the remarks at a press conference. Wallace also said he would a get the briefcases Quot of All hew officials and a throw them in the Potomac River if he wins his third party bid for president. Wallace said he would get hew representatives out of every Hospital school and factory in Arkansas and indicated that he would do the same for other states. Wallace strip to Arki As was designed to put some ure into his Campaign to get him on the states presidential ballot. He said he did not know How Many of the 90,000 needed signatures to get him on the ballot had been secured. Wallace was greeted at the Airport by about too supporters with signs and Confederate flags. No state or local officials greeted him. Washington up defense Secretary Clark Clifford predicted saturday the North vietnamese will ultimately agree to peace talks after trying to extract propaganda advantage in the preliminary jockeying Ove a site. On his return from a nato meeting in Europe Clifford told newsmen a i think we Are experiencing the kind of jockeying that is to be expected in this Type of negotiations. A i think the North vietnamese Are trying to extract As much propaganda value As possible from the situation. But i believe they will ultimately decide that the time has come to agree on a site and that the talks will go in an Allied development the state department denied reports there were Basic differences Between Secretary of state Dean Rusk and advisers at the White House Over the tactics to be used in deciding on a site. Other officials indicated however there was some edginess evident among administration ranks As the propaganda poker game with Hanoi Over the place of the exploratory meetings continued. They added that in the inner Circle discussions going on in Washington ail Points of View Are brought out on the table and debated vigorously. The sources conceded the process produced heated argument at times but declared that once a policy decision was reached it was adhered to by All the participants. I he status of the site stalemate is this Hanoi initially proposed either Cambodia or Warsaw Poland for the initial Contact. The United states demurred and suggested five possible locations which were in turn unacceptable to North Vietnam. This week Rusk publicly listed to new suggested Sites. J he North vietnamese foreign ministry denounced Allio As unsuitable and called the Rusk offer a extremely absurd and n. Viets Panhandle Supply area left in ruins by . Bombers Saigon up tile . Command saturday reported tile heaviest air attacks of the year 160 missions against North Vietnam a Panhandle Supply area. A rough accounting showed that More than 3,000 american flights had dropped As Many As 18,000 tons of bombs on an area about the size of the state of Vermont since last sunday. Pilots returning from the Igo missions Friday involving about 500 full Law a Thunder chiefs and phantoms reported destroying or damaging at least 26 trucks 26 Supply boats to Railroad or Highway Bridges and 31 other communist fortifications. Bomb capacity there was no report on the bomb tonnage Umlor a a % but to f105 thunderchief a Virkh of the air War is capable carrying 16 750-bound Bon six tons of explosives swing Wing f111a has a Bon capacity of about 19 tons. The Igo missions Friday followed 145 thursday la wednesday 112 tuesday i monday and 143 sunday for total of 766. Three to five Plant usually Fly a single Mission. The previous High number it missions this year was the l flown thursday and before the the greatest number of a handle strikes South of the 19 parallel was 163 on oct. I 1967. The heaviest strike against North Vietnam Wei flown on aug. 19, 1967

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