BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. sa—NO. BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS (72816) SATURDAY, APRIL 9,1966 TEN CENTS 10 PAGES A MILLION-DOLLAR NOSE JOB - Among 268 Boy Scouts and Explorers attending an Explorer Encampment at Blytheville Air Force Base this weekend are Jeff Cox and Randy Matthews of Dexter, Mo., and Venahcio Cervera of Manila, Here the boys are shown the workings of an Air Force rocket. (Courier News Photo) Soaring Observatory Seeks Elusive Secrets of Space By JIM STROTHMAN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) —A 10-eyed mechanical astronomer named Orbiting Astronomical Observatory sped around the earth today packed with the potential to unlock a host of celestial secrets. 'This is a moment of history in astronomy," a project official declared. After five postponements caused by weather and mechanical problems during the last two weeks, OAO rocketed from Cape Kennedy into a near-perfect orbit ranging from 502 to 4% miles above the earth. Radio commands from the ground today were controlling the large satellite like a fine precision watch as its 10 tele- scopic eyes were gently positioned to stare at stars, the galaxies, nebulae and interstellar gasses. From its lofty orbit, OAO can view stars from above the cloak of the earth's atmosphere which blocks out radiation from many celesteial objects. The wave length, intensity and direction of interstellar radiation is the basis for many calculations concerning how Tom Brittain Succumbs Tom Brittain, who had lived In this area since 1900, died early this morning at Kennedy Veterans Hospital in Memphis. A native of Cavein Rock, 111., Mr. Brittain was a retired farmer of the New Liberty Community. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Eth- tl Brittain; His mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Brittain; a son, Sgi Cecil Brittain, Fort Hood, Tex.; And two daughters, Mrs. Pat Billiard, Blytheville, and Mrs. H. J. Overton, Memphis. Services will be Monday at I p.m. in Cobb Funeral Home chapel charge. Burial will Cemetery. with A. W. Goff in be in Elmwood stars were created and what chemical elements are in them. As the spacecraft rode on the wings of success, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration continued to study data filtering in on an ill-fated attempt by a Centaur rocket to ignite its hydrogen-fueled engines twice in space Thursday night. Centaur project officials said the space agency was "looking County Cancer Drive Chairmen Named Mrs. J. L. Gurley, County Crusade chairman for the 1966 Cancer drive has announced that North Mississippi County chapter of the American Cancer Society will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First National Bank to launch its 1966 fund-raising program. Bill Irwin of the Arkansas division of American Cancer Society will speak to the group of committee chairmen and block captains. City chairman is Mrs. C. G. Redman. Block chairmen are Mrs. Ray Harrison and Mrs. Harold Doyle. Mrs. Tom Little, Jr., is chapter president. Mrs. Gurley announced the following other chairman for North Mississippi County: Mrs. T. H. Keith, Blytheville Negro community; Mrs. Sam Larimore, Blytheville; Mrs. H. D. Jackson, Mrs. R. W. Nichols, and Mrs. E. L.'Hale, Armorel; Mrs. J. C. Ellis, Jr., Barfield; Mrs. Paul Deaton, Brown; Mrs. James P. Sullivan, Burdette; Mrs. Otto Gordon, Calumet; Mrs. Thelma Newsome, Carmi; Mrs. Ridge; Dell; Mrs. Mary Scrape, Dogwood; Mrs. John West, Clear Lake; Mrs. Barney Cozart, Flat Lake; Mrs. Sidney M. Kennedy, Gosnell; Mrs. Clarence Helms, Half Moon - Lone Oak; Mrs. Floyd Green, Hoffman; Monte Lee Grimes, Leachville; Mrs. June Vande Mrs. Brothers, Cole Doyle Houston, Tuesink, Lost Cane Mrs. Ira N. Koonce, Lutis Corner; Earl Brewer, Milligan Ridge; Mrs. R. D. Nash, New Liberty; Number Mrs. Reece Moore, Nine; Mrs. J. M. Veasey, Promised Land; Mrs. Albert Dickerson, Roseland; Mrs. Paul Long, Sandy Ridge; Mrs. E. L. Hale and Mrs. Harvey Tilman, Tomato; Mrs. R. G. Edward, Whistleville; Mrs. Jack Pollard, Yarbro; Mrs. Lerby Ross, service chairman; Mrs. Maurice Sanders, memorials. The Business and Professional Women's Club will be in charge of the Manila drive. BUDDHISTS GET UNITY IN MOVE FOR ELECTIONS very closely" at the data to see f any changes were needed or an even larger hydrogen rocket stage scheduled to blast off July 18 as the upper stage of a giant Saturn IB rocket. Edward Jonash, Centaur project manager for NASA's Lewis Research Center, sai< preliminary indications: show that a Centaur rocket failed to ignite twice in space because o an inadequate fuel supply. Officials speculated that tiny stabilization rockets which were supposed to settle the liquid hydrogen in the bottom of the combustion chamber misfired; others suggested something might have been wrong with Centaur's fuel pump. When U. S. astronauts fly to the moon, a liquid hydrogen stage must ignite twice in space to propel the spacemen toward the lunar surface. The space agency today plans to send a signal to its orbiting observatory to turn on electrical systems so officials can judge how much affect radiation in space will have on the quality of OAO's reports to earth. By EDWIN Q. WHITE SAIGON, South Viet Nam ;AP) — Buddhist leaders of all factions united tonight against .he military junta of Premier Nguyen Cao Ky and demanded an elected civilian government 'or South Viet Nam "in a very short time." In a proclamation read at 3uddhist headquarters, the leaders announced they had iormed a committee to lead the struggle against the government and appealed to "all the people wishing to show their opposition lo the government" to contact the headquarters. The move came after Ky appointed Maj. Gen. Ton That Dinh to command the 1st Corps area in an apparent attempt to reassert his government's authority over the country's north- enmost regions. Dinh was.one of the young officers who took part in the overthrow of President Ngo Dinh Diem in 1963. Thousands of Buddhists, who have been demonstrating in the streets for the past eight days, heard the proclamation in the Buddhist compound. It ordered the disorders to stop and said the Buddhist headquarters would take over the burden of the antigovernment cause. The most important point in the document was the apparent unanimity of Buddhist leaders who previously had seemed split wer their attitude toward Ky's junta and the war effort against he Viet Cong and Communist North Viet Nam. Those assembled in the Bud- Sunday scheduled the spacecraft is to be sent another signal which will pop off sunshades covering its telescopes. Information gathered by OAO will be sent to earth in the form of radio signals. Seven telescopes developed by the University of Wisconsin will look at radiation emitted by "young" stars — about 100,00(1 years old, compared to our 6 billion-year-old sun — and gather information to judge just how and when the universe began. Three telescopes in secondary experiments will study sources of soft X rays and low and high, energy gamma rays to tell something about stellar evolution. Alaskan Seeks Candor in Fight for B.C. By WALTER R. MEARS WASHINGTON (AP) - A dove on Viet Nam, Sen. Ernest Gruening turns hawk in his quest for federal efforts to promote population control. • "We're trying to bring this problem out intp the open, to dramatize it," the Alaska Democrate said in an interview. In that effort, Greuning.is presiding over the Senate's longest-running show,' a nine-month (tries of-hearings on the birth control question. ;. He doesn't plan to stop until Congress acts. . Gruening, at 79, has been a doctor, a journalist, an appoint•d governor of Alaska and a senator since it became a state. Along with fellow Democrat Wayne Morse of Oregon, he is one of the two chief Senate critics of U.S. policy in Viet Nam. Gruening said his concern about birth control began more] than SO years ago, when he was attending Harvard Medical School. . '• . Now, without bold government action, he forsees a nation victimized by : its own exploding population, packed into a vast'urban sprawl, short on water'and resources. "The .world'isn't going to be fit to live in if the population keeps doubling every 10 years," he »aid. "I'm glad I won't be alive to see It." His target now is a bill that would create assistant secretaries of state and welfare to help deal with population control problems abroad and at home. The measure also calls for a White House conference on population next January: "It's a very mild bill,!' Gruening said. "There is nothing drastic about it. It's only a first step. But we're going to keep right on with this. "If it Isn't enacted in this session," he Mid, "we'll try it again in the next one." The bill itself has been w^y a takeoff point for more than W wb» bava (Mtifitd at 26 hearings. The 27th is due Monday, with Undersecretary o State Thomas C. Mann as the witness. Secretary of Welfare John W. Gardner told Gruening Thursday he deems the bill unnecessary. He said the government is doing a good job in the field, will do better, and needs no new legislative authority. Foreign aid administrator David E. Bell said much the same thing .Friday. "I think it's jnst plain timidity," Gruening said of Gardner's position. '"They're still doing it under the table. We should be doing it frankly. We're not forcing anybody to do anything." Saigon. * * * Dinh's appointment came as a surprise to many in Saigon He had been relatively inactive since 1964, serving as inspector dhist compound danced with joy j general in the Vietnamese Joint as the document was read. I General Staff headquarters in Buddhist monks in yellow robes j Saigon, loured into the streets of Sai-| He has some reputation as "a ;on. I military man and he now is in a ' position of not having been closely associated with the current military regime, a point that might be counted in his favor by opponents of the military government. Dinh, once a familiar figure in Saigon's better night clubs, also as a reputation for changing About 1,000 demonstrators started for the streets just be:pre the proclamation was read but the senior monks_ called them back for the reading. The document said: "The United Buddhist Church reaffirms its position of joining the aspirations of the people. One of these aspirations is an elected congress in a very short time. This congress must be a platform where the people can speak about the sovereignty of their nation. "Since March 1 until now the Buddhists have tried to reach a solution with the government to avoid many sacrifice j and riots in Saigon. But until now many obstacles to form this congress sides. He was in charge of the defenses of Saigon at the time of the Nov. 1,1963, coup that overthrew President Diem, but joined the rebels, making possible the carrying out of the revolt. Dinh nominally was in charge of the pagoda raids in Saigon in August 1963, and told one news conference his troops had found a cache of arms at Xa Loi pagoda, thus supporting accusations have been put in our way. I the Buddhist monks were armed [aster Services Planned at Base Easter Sunrise services will be ield at 6 a.m. tomorrow on the light line at Blytheville Air ?orce Base, a spokesman for ;he Blytheville Ministerial Aliance said today. Presiding at the services will >e Rev. Eugene Hall of Lake Street Methodist Church. Dr. Myron Dillow of Trinity Baptist will the the speaker. Entry to Blytheville AFB for ;he services will be permitted leely, the spokesman advised. Those attending the services may eat breakfast on the base at a nominal charge. These annual sunrise services are sponsored jointly by Blytheville Air Force Base and the Slytheville Ministerial Aliance. Another Easter Sunrise service wil be held at 6 a.m. to- "Meanwhile, all the activities of the people in their efforts to oppose the government have been separated. For this reason the United Buddhist Church has decided to accept leadership. We appeal to all branches of the United Buddhist Church to declare an emergency to all Buddhists and to inform them that all separate activities against the government must stop and that the headquarters of the Buddhist Church must be notified before new ones begin." The statement continued: 'The new organization is called the Viet Nam BuddWst Forces and it is directed by Thich Thien Minh (Director of Youth Affairs) and Thich Ho Giac (Director of Lay Affairs). These two venerables will lead the Buddhists in their struggle. For all the people wishing to show their opposition to the government, rlease contact our headquarters at Vien Hoa Dao, We will dictate the time and place." As 1st Corps commander Dinh took charge of the northernmost area of South Vie Nsm, including the cities o! Da Nang and Hue where the antigovernment demonstrations have centered. He replaced Maj. Gen. Nguy morrow at Dell Baptist Church.! en Van Chuan, appointed by the J. C. Smith of Dell Baptist junta last month to replace Lt ftureh will preside. Speaker will be Jessee Bowen of Dell Methodist Church. Irene Dun- Gen. Nguyen Chanh Thi. The junta's ousting of Thi touched off the demonstrations. more than 700 American ians, off-duty military personnel and foreign nations from Da Nang. An antigovernment demonstration by about 500 students at Dalat, 140 miles northeast of Saigon, was dispersed by Vietnamese rangers using tear gas and firing into the air. can of Dell Methodist will di-l Dinh flew to Da Nang and rect music. Hue today and reportedly held a two-hour meeting with Buddhist leaders and Brig. Gen. Phan Xuan Nhuan, commander of the 1st Division at Hue. At Da Nang he met with U.S. Marine commander Lt. Gen. Lewis Walt. One report from Da Nang said Dinh had arrived there with Thich Tri Quang, one of the militant Buddhist leaders, but this later proved incorrect. Tri Quang attended the reading of the Buddhist proclamation in Crowds Pack Jerusalem JERUSALEM (AP) - The hills of Palestine resounded to the ringing of church bells today as this city prepared to celebrate Christ's resurrection. Before dawn hundreds of pilgrims bowed their heads in prayer under the rotunda of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where most Christians believe the Savior was buried and resurrected. ' Jerusalem was packed with throngs of worshippers from around the world. Eastern and Western Christion communities ' celebrate Easter the same time this year. In addition, worshippers from Islamic nations were in Jerusalem as well for this is the city of hallowed ground to Mos- lemt and Christiani alike, Kidney Device Cancer Killer By FRANK CAREY ,'•• AP Science Writer — The artificial kidney may provide a new and unexpected aide in the chemical warfare on cancer, a scientist reported today. Dr. Pierre M. Galletti of Palermo, Italy, said experiments with dogs suggest the possibility of linking the robot kidney to a patient being given powerful, but potentially dangerous anticancer drugs •''— and using tha robot to cleanse the patient's blood of drug remnants remaining after the chemical attack on the cancer site. ; The idea, he told a scientific meeting, is to intercept the blood flowing back towards the heart 'from the cancer site, cleanse it in the 'machine, and shunt it back towards the heart. The dru^ used in the iniiid! attack on the cancer site would have been injected into an art- j ery taking blood away from the heart, so that phase would riot present a safety problem, ha indicated. Galletti, a visiting researcher at Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., described the animal experiments to the annual meeting of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs. Other reports to the meeting included: 1. A zip-on, zip-off plastic covering for part of the heart was described by Dr. Robert Jaj- tchuk of the University of Chicago Medical School. Employed so far only hi dogs, but described as offering promise for human use, it is designed as an emergency aid to help restore the heart's normal pulsing action after a heart attack or a "cardiac arest" — heat stoppage — during a surgical operation, Jajtchuk said. The plastic cover, secured to the heart by a zipper, is linked to a compressed-air pump, he said. The air, circulating inside the cover, exerts a pressure that promotes return of the heart's own pumping action. 2. More research on the hearts of sharks — as potential aides in developing more simplified heart-lung machines for human use — was urged by Dr. Armand Crescenzi of Pleasantville, N.Y. Declaring the shark's heart NEW YORK (AP)-Republi- has «$!**<> chambers corn- can Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller W^yP^^te*** agents of the Viet Cong. Dinh later denied these accusations and said the weapons were planted in the pagoda by Diem police agents. •' * * * Dinh, listed nominally as a Catholic, was an adopted son of ;he late President Diem, but :urned against him at the time of the 1963 coup. A man who delights in fancy dress uniforms and swagger sticks, Dinh is believed to have been given the job as 1st Corps commander because he once was popular in that area. At the same time it probably is felt he coud be controlled by Saigon. Dinh was born in Hue in 1926. U.S. Navy river craft and Marine helicopters evacuated All But Two On Ship OK By JERRY BUCK MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — All but two of 496 persons aboard were saved when the sleek white cruise ship Viking Princess was swept by flames that were still enveloping her off Cuba today. Coast Guard search and rescue headquarters at Miami reported the hulk was still afloat and still ablaze today about 60 miles southeast of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Coast Guard and Navy craft stood by the once sumptuous cruise ship, now just a wallowing meance to navigation; and a salvage vessel set out from Key West to takd the Viking Princess in tow if the stem-to- stern fire doesn't sink her. Rocky to Run of New York has formally confirmed that he will seek reelection for his third term this fall. No US $$$ in Salary Hikes LITTLE ROCK (AP)-Vernon Harvey, Arkansas division engineer of the Federal Bureau of Public Roads, said Friday he had seen no evidence that federal funds were involved in Highway Department salary increases. Harvey said early news stories which indicated the raises —since rescinded in a controversial furor — would be paid with federal funds were er- roneeui. He said the only way the state can get federal funds is to present to bureau with proof it has completed and paid for an authorized construction project. Then the state is reimbursed for the federal share of the cost. Salaries of Highway Department administrators cannot be calculated into the cost of project*, Harvey said, although the salaries of persons who actually work on the projecti can be. man and most animals, Crescenzi said he and Dr. C. Lloyd Claff of Randolph, Mass., already have developed an experimental model of a home-style hear t-lung-kidney machine based on the principle of 'a shark's heart. But he said it needs further improvement before it could be considered for human trials. iiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiimmiiiMiiiiiitiiiiiniiiiiiiiwiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiira YVeoffotr Forecast Gear to partly cloudy and continued cool through tonight. Sunday mostly fair and wanner. High today mostly In Mi. Low tonight in 30s with scattered frost. High Sunday «S »» 7*.
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