The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 2, 1966 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 2, 1966
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Ifttfffffi* (Ark.) Ombr Kern - fcturday, April I, MM - ftp Jhf VOTE GETTERS — Named prettiest and most handsome at Wilson High School were Sallie Carr and Joe Goble. Cyprus Is Living On Borrowed Time By ROY ESSOYAN NICOSIA, Cypress (AP) This pretty little Mediterranean Island, racked by civil war two years ago and split into two closely guarded hostile camps iince then, gives the appearance of living on borrowed time. Children attend school behind windows piled high with sandbags. A Turkish Cypriot woman hang! out her wash a few feet from an armed Greek Cypriot soldier who eyes her suspiciously. A child plays in the window of a heavily guarded pillbox. A U.N. from soldier watches warily a nearby rooftop. A cow grazes unattended on a nprrow strip of no-man's land, the so- called "Green Line" that cuts across this divided city. Cyprus borrowed another three months of uneasy peace zMarch 16 when the Security Council extended the U.N. peacekeeping operation here till June. * *• * The Security Council resolution was predicated on the hope that "substantial progress toward a solution" would be achieved within three months. No one in authority here expects any such progress toward a solution before the new deadline. "Neither the Turkish nor the Greek Cypriots are willing to compromise because neither side is hurting enough," a top Western diplomat observes. "Maybe the only thing that will make them budge is a new explosion ol violence." Both sides agree that withdrawal of the U.N. forces next June 26 as currently scheduled, could provide the.spark. U.N. and other diplomats here express the same fear. More than 5,000 U.N. peace- keeping troops have kept me two sides at bay for two years, patrolling the heavily barricaded boundaries of the Turkish Cypriot enclaves that were carved out of Nicosia and the rest of Cyprus after the last outbreak of violence two years ago. Archbishop Makarios, president of Cyprus, is insisting on 'Enosis" — union with Greece. The Turkish Cypriots demand partition of the island under a federal system, and recognition of the Turkish minority, one- fifth of the island's population, as ~an equal partner in government. They insist on retaining the veto power in government they were granted under a constitu- 1960 after signed by tion approved in agreements were Chinese-Soviet Rift Not '' ' • ~ Likely To Be Healed By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Special Correspondent At the risk of frightening its own people by reviving the specter of Stalinism, the Soviet Communist party has laid down what probably are its final terms for reconciliation with the Red Chinese. Chances are the Kremlin has been unable to offer Peking nearly enough and that the dispute will continue. By advancing its termi before an audience of Communist chieftains from around the world, at the 23rd Soviet party congress, the Kremlin sought to absolve itself of blame For the rupture. It replied to violent abuse with a soft answer ind an offer of compromise. Now the Kremlin can tell world communist that the rest is up to Red China, that Peking must bear the responsibility if the Communal world remain* divided. Leonid I. Brezhnev, the Soviet rarty chief, told the congress party wai "prepared to do everything possible" to mend relations with Peking. But some hinese demands, from Moscow's viewpoint, an downright impossible. For example, Peking wants lie Kremlin to concede that vir- ;ually every policy step Moscow las taken since 1956 has been wrong and should be reversed. It has demanded what would unount to a public apology to Red China and an abject admission of guilt for all that hap- >ened to the movement in the last 10 years. Obviously, the Russians won't oblige. The U.S.S.R. is the dominant power in the Communist world. The party would not put tself in the position of knuck- ing under to any other. To many ears, the Chinese Jritain, Greece, Turkey and the Cypriot leaden the preceding year. have been abusive and insulting while the Kremlin held its tongue, preserving its dignity. The Chinese have not confined themselves to blasting Soviet world Communist and foreign policies. They have also made scorching attacks on the Soviet internal system. They have ridiculed Soviet attempts to raise living standards and increase consumer production as capitulation to capitalist notions. To Peking, the world revolution should always have conic first. Calling the present Soviet leaden "Khrushchev revisionists," the Chinese Communists branded ttt the rankest heresy the idea of offering material incentives to workers for higher production. They claimed Soviet production has been placed "in the fetters of capitalist production relation!." All this blatant interference in! It has heaped ridicule on the Soviet internal affairs probably has been hard for the Kremlin to swallow. But swallow it did, even to the extent of backtracking in the anti-Stalin campaign and taking steps which suggest echoes of the dreary old Stalinist days. Obviously there is widespread dismay among Soviet intellectuals at this prospect. It won't be enough for Peking. Red China wants far more. It wants a Soviet Union ready to take the biggest risks to advance the cause of violent revolution, and it has said so clearly. Peaceful coexistence, Peking has said, is a sham and a cowardly device. It has spurned the Kremlin's contention that this policy might advance revolution by disarming its enemies. idea that total war — as opposed to small revolutionary wars — should be avoided. • * * * The official Peking People's Daily recently remarked that there were risks greater than total war — the risk, for example, of • retarding the evolutionary way. "There is no other choice but to wage a bloody war for the complete annihilation of the imperialist enemy," the paper said. The 23rd congress' gesture conceivably could lead to some sort of meeting on the differences between the two Red giants, but there seems little prospect of a meeting of minds. The outlook appears to be for more and even deeper division in the world Communist movement WILSON STARS — Kay Hogan and Joe Goble have beea selected Miss arid Mr. Wilson Junior High. 0 CRISIS GRIPS ASIAN PEACE AT STAKE By JOE MCGOWAN JR. CALCUTTA, moia , (AP) This is one of the_world's largest cities and it is a city in crisis — overwhelmed by runaway population, poverty, hunger, disease and illiteracy. A third of its people live to conditions which by Western standards are unfit for human habitation. "We're really in a race with time," one official admits. If the race is lost, all of India CONFERENCE COLOSSUS—Not for intimate little gatherings Is this de luxe conference table, believed to be the world's largest and located in the new American Dental Assn. Building in Chicago. D'r. Harold Hillenbrand, left, ADA executive secretary, and Joseph C. Kay Jr. of the table's creator, the Woodwork Corp. of America, look over the 43-foot, 8,000-pound construction which seats 32 persons at individual desks with separate microphones tied into a communications system with overhead speakers. will face a serious threat, experts here agree. Repercussions could be felt throughout Asia. Bloody rioting broke out in mid-March, ostensibly over food shortages. Before the army regained control, about 39 lives had been lost, and millions of dollars worth of property — mostly government — had been burned or otherwise destroyed. The violence was inspired by leftists, who are capitalizing on the deteriorating situation. is working The harbor, Even against nature Calcutta. major trade link between East and West, is silting up; and the flow of fresh water into the Hooghly River is diverting Into other branches of the mighty Ganges. "Given the resources of the area, the city Is faced with a hopeless task," was the grim resume of one qualified observer. "Local resources such as taxes are insufficient; administrative ability is skimpy. There is a great air of hopelessness, despair and cynicism. "We don't have citizen good will. We have a crisis but no sense of crisis in the city and state administration. "The problems are so chronic and the people so long-suffering that you can't arouse a development effort." * * * Under British rule Calcutta developed into one of the world's busiest ports. It was India's capital until 1912, the site of palatial British resi- dences and government buildings. Calcutta's real problems came with India's independence and partition of the subcontinent. About a million of the 4! million Hindu refugees who left East Pakistan swarmed into Calcutta, straining facilities. The result is a metropolitan city of about seven million persons, gaining 200,000 a year. The Hooghly River on one side and salt water swamps on the other keep Calcutta from spreading out, so the population density goes up and up. Calcutta is estimated to have 102,000 people per square mile, compared with 27,000 for New York City. An official at the Calcutta Metropolitan Planning Organization pointed out that "in New York you achieve density by building skyscrapers. Here we have one-story bustees (slums). It is estimated that three- fourths of Calcutta's people live in overcrowded tenement and bustee quarters, ridden with flies and rats. About 60 per cent of multimember families are jammed into one-ro»m quarters — many without running water, walks. Thousands live on the side- The lack of safe water supply, sewage facilities and proper housing has made Calcutta an ecdemic source of cholera and other diseases. The World Health Organization calls the city an international health hazard amid its tropical heat and humidity. Five years ago, the Ford Foundation sent a team of international specialists in urban planning. As a result a planning organization came into being and today the torelgn experts work alongside Indian planners, turning out programs aimed at preventing catastrophe here. John P. Robin, former chairman of the Pennsylvania Planning Board, is chief consultant, Others in the group include Arthur Row, on leave from Yale University where he • is. chairman of the Department of City Planning. The foreign experts decline to be quoted on Calcutta's problems because of possible resentment at interference by outsiders. Indian officials similarly decline, fearing they would become targets of leftist agitators. But interviews with planners and city, state and port officials produce this summary of Calcutta's.problems: : — Not only, is Calcutta grossly overpopulated, but so is its trade area — the states of West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and Assam. Calcutta is the only city over 300,000 in this great rural area. The states have a total population of about 146 million jeople, equal to that in all the European Common Market countries. — Calcutta is the most backward city and area in India in terms of educational facilities. No school is available for a half- million children. At the present He. Comes.from Fightin Folks By Jack Baker Staff Writer Dell's Doc Wells is no yahoo, but he can wahoo with the very best. Take his rebel yell, for example. It sounds like a cross between a fire siren and a hog call and is delivered with extraordinary decibel content. When he demonstrated the yell in the Courier News office the other day, it scared half the office force silly. "It scared the Yankees, too," IN THE PROBATE COURT OP MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS, CHICKASAWBA DB- TRICT. IN THE MATTER OP THE ESTATE OP ROY BAUGHER, Deceased. No. 4356. NOTICE Last known address of decedent: Blytheville, Arkansas. Date of death: March 21, 19M. An instrument dated December 30, 1963, was on the 28th day of March, 19H, admitted to probate as the last will of the above named decedent, and the undenifned hat ben appointed • i . d***^iiewlMi A MWlf^Slt executor thereunder. A comer of the probate of flic wffl can be effected only by fllhil a pe- tMi« •tithln UK tin* orovlded Doc reckons. Whereupon he did it again. YnillllHIII! The second time it scared the other half of the office force silly. Wells, a fireman with Dell Compress, learned the frightful batle yell from his father, Cash Tom Wells of.Imboden. Cash Tom was so called to distinguish him from several relatives also named Toih. Some of these became Eleven Point Tom, Big Tom, Gooseneck Tom, and Texas Tom. bylaw. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit hi the estate. This notice first published 2nd day of April, UN. J. H. Hughes, Executor Luxora, Arkansas Mitchell D. Moore Attorney at Law Oeceola, Arkansas «, • . No known lots of human Ufa has ever resulted from mettot- ttm. ; . •'•"•' Cash Tom learne yell and much Conl from his father, I Wells, a genuine calvary hero, who, brothers, went to i and forged many the process. One of the Wei for example, m carved knife from while a Union prison it to make an esc prison. * * This knife, along WARNING 0 In the Chancery C asawba .District, County, Arkansas. Brerida Springer, 1 vs. 1 Rill!* Snrlnmr D»f OUUV 0|JI Jllgd , Wl The defendant, E er, is hereby warns within thirty days named in the ca| and answer the c the plaintiff, Brew Dated this 17th di UM at 2:00 O'CMC) GERALDINE 'J! Bv fuftv CAM Oy DCltj \^M Guy Walls, Attorn* Ed B. Cook, Atty i a Confederate a legend in traits of Confederate leaders like Robert E. Lee, Albert Sydney Johnston, and Jefferson Davis and one of Major Wash Wells are now preserved in the Arkansas History Museum at .Little Rock. The paintings were I the major's most cherished irpperry. AH 15 Wells brothers survived the war, and with martial spirits, undampened, according to [with por- -Mississippi No. 16711 hereof Coats, D.C. U9, at, 4-3,1 Doc. None of 'em ever admitted the Yankees won," Doc says. When the brothers resettled in Imboden after the war, they were generally peaceable types," Doc says, "that is, until they met up with Yankee types." "Then all hell would break loose," Doc says, recalling anecdotes his father told him. "They'd start yippin' that rebel yell and rip.up those Yankees. Next day they'd be down at the courthouse payuY their fines, smilin' and snaWn' hands with the Yanks." The Wells family has been represented in every American war .since, Doe says.' His .own family was very large - at 6S he's the youngest - and supplied fighting men for both world wtrf• > ' • n •-' . "My brother Qrover was such • fichu* in the first World War that he got decorations from every Allied government," Doc says. Doc himself was in the Army's Chemical Warfare section during World War II. He is modest about his own contributions to the war effort. "I was the smallest one in our fighting family," Doc says. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 195 pounds. For all of his pride in the Confederate traditions of the Wells family, Doc is an honest patriot and a firm believer ' the Union. His own immediate family has shown that patriotism where it counts. One son, Billy D. Wells, lost his life in Korea, and another, Milroy, is now at the front in Vietnam. For all the rebel yells, Doe has great love for the nation - including the .Yankee sections - and for the .national government. , . "I'm proud of my ment," he says, "and, even at my age, I'd fight for it if need be. I tike Lyndon Johnson and I even like Bobby Kennedy. Doe's personal motto same a* his famiry's: American, It's worth tut." ' / '•'..' (CauiUr »•*> Wow) rate of population growth, .Calcutta would have to build! 100 schools a year for 20 years *|hd these would have to operate'dou- ble shifts. Calcutta has not opened a single school in ( the past 10 years. "?! — Hospitals are so overcrowded that patients .pronounced incurably ill must leave. The city has 3.8 hospital beds per 1,000 people, a fairly good figure for India. But people come from all over eastern India for treatment. The city; is building one hospital every 10 years. - It would take about 200,000 new houses to clear the present bustees. The present rate-.of building would take 100' more years just to clear the present slums. — Calcutta's existence ;is based on its port, which handles 42 per cent of India's exports and 25 per cent of its imports. But-the port is dying and plans are under way to build a new port nearer the open sea, at 'laldia, 60 miles south of Calcutta. ; Through a natural diversion process, the Ganges River has been shifting the main volume of its water to its mouths in East Pakistan. Water flowing into the Hooghly is so silt-laden that dredges are unable to keep up with it. The river today is limited to ships of about 26-foot draft and 10,000 tons. * * * Reduced water flow has caused three other problems. ;It has caused the city a severe shortage of fresh water; it is insufficient to flush away the sewage pouring into the river; and salt water pushing in from the Bay of Bengal is threatening fresh water supplies. Part of Calcutta's problem 'is the vast number of uneducated, unskilled male laborers flocking n from the surrounding rural area. They have contributed to the estimated 15 per cent open, or readily apparent, unemployment. A city official said there is a tremendous concealed unemployment, including the sidewalk sleepers who don't apply or jobs or get counted. -' The influx of men has made Calcutta "the most male city in the world." The 1961 census showed 450 women for every 1,000 men. This increases sex crimes, prostitution, and venereal disease: . > The men send whatever money they can scrape together home to their wives and children and this gives Calcutta:-.* high volume, of postal money order business. • - '1. Divers heating water for cdf- ee in the undersea houses uacjd n • recent i experiments elf tfea coasts of California aejd boil, though it got as not as ava. The heavy pressure of tiju atmosphere in the bubbles from forming. Average surface of the oceans at the is about N degrees. *•*

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