The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 19, 1966 · Page 1
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62—NO. 28 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS (72315) TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 1966 TEN CENTS 12 PAGES Bennett For Re-election Bennett Ex-Resident Named to Bench Mrs. Elsijane Trimble Roy of Little Rock and formerly of here has been appointed by Gov. Orval Faubus as circuit judge of the Second Division, Sixth District (Pulaski - Perry Counties). Mrs. Roy apparently Is the first woman appointed to a circuit judgeship in Arkansas. She will take the oath of office Thursday. Mrs. Roy succeeds Judge Guy Amsler in the $15,000 a year position. Amsler was appointed last week to complete the remaining nine months in the term of Supreme Court Justice Jim Johnson, who resigned to become a gubernational candidate. Mrs. Roy has been president ef the Little Rock Women Lawyers, secretary of the Blytheville Bar Association, vice chairman of the Democratic Slate Committee and a member of the board of directors of the University of Arkansas Alumni Association. She was graduated from the University of Arkansas Law School and subsequently engaged in practice in Lonoke, Little Rock and Blytheville. She has served as 'attorney for the state Revenue Department and supervisor of the Income Tax Division and was chief attorney with the Office of Price Administration. Mrs. Roy's husband, James M. Roy, is a lawyer but is not now in active practice. The Roys have a son, James, a student at the University of Arkansas. Mrs. Roy's term extends through the end of this year. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Arkansas Atty. Gen. Bruce Bennett, mentioned as a possible candidate for governor, said Monday night he has decided instead to seek re-election. Ben nett said he would file today or Wednesday. Bennett said one of the reasons he decided to seek reelection was that "we have pending some of the most important litigation before the courts that vitally affects the people of Arkansas than at any other time in history." * * * He mentioned as examples litigation challenging the state's "full crew" railroad law, proposed railroad mergers and some 250 habeas corpus cases, which usually are filed by persons seeking release from prison. He headed a movement last month to draft Gov. Orval Faubus for a seventh term, but Faubus has said repeatedly he does not plan to run unless the Democratic Party fails to produce a strong candidate against Republican Winthrop Rockefeller. Asked if he had been urged to run for governor, Bennett replied that friends had asked Hendrix Will Not Run For Governor LITTLE ROCK (AP)- State Sen. Olen Hendrix, mentioned as a possible candidate for governor, filed for re-election in District 6 Monday, saying his businesses kept him from seeking the higher office. Hendrix, 56, said he had received lots of encouragement to run for governor. He is a banker, farmer and cattleman. District 5, made up of Nevada, Hempstead,. Howard and Sevier counties, wound up with two incumbent senators under reapportionment. They are Hendrix and Don Steel of Nashville, who has not said whether he will seek re-election. A Solid Idea EVANSTON, III. (AP) Coeds at Northwestern University are selling bricks—25 cents each or five for $1. The "Buy a Brick" campaign, sponsored by the Associated Women Students, is a drive for contributions for a new student union. Students who contribute are given cardboard bricks to represent the actual bricks they paid lor, him to run everything." "for just about "I believe this is the year that I should run for attorney general," though, he said. Bennett has drawn no opposition thus far from Democrats. State. Rep. Jerry K. Thomasson of Clark County switched from the Democratic Party early in April and filed as a Republican candidate for attorney general. CHINA r .) NORTH .C£-O¥NAM' Wientione'i THAILAND Bangkok UTH ItTj NAM RED STOOGE — Evidence mounts that Cambodia is becoming an important military supply base for North Viet Nam's war effort. Newsmap locates Cambodia in Southeast Asia's complex of nations. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii BULLETIN JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Several hundred students sacked and burned the Chinese Consulate today. The terse dispatch gave no further details. Only last Friday 2,000 Indonesians of Chinese .descent smashed Into Red China's embassy and ransacked the building bringing a vigorous protest from Peking. The Indonesian Chinese were demonstrating they had no sympathy with Peking's antagonistic policy toward the new government in Jakarta. iiliiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiliiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiliiiiiiiiliiiliiii U/JTTUN WE'LL COTTON TO THAT - Pat Cole (right,) Missco Home Demonstration Agent, yesterday joined with Curtis Duncan, chairman of the Cotton Promotional Committee for North Mississippi County, to herald the forthcoming National Cotton Promotion Week, May 9-14 (Courier News Photo) Optimism Marks Agriculture Outloo k P. D. Foster proved himself I "There's some hope ... some to be that rare luncheon speak- potential, in this anyway," he er yesterday. He was able to talk with optimism regarding the future of agriculture in this area. Foster's optimism is grounded in continued advances in agricultural technology (which will not be without attendant problems, he warned) and new crops which will be made possible by this progress. Speaking before about 65 people at the Chamber of Commerce's monthly executives luncheon, Foster said, "They are working on a mechanical harvesting machine for peas. "This isn't important to Arkansas in itself because we only have about ten acres of this variety of pea in the whole state, but if they whip the problems that they have in harvesting this crop mechanically, then the chances are pretty good that they'll be able to come up with mechanical harvesters for tomatoes and berries and all sorts of other crops." * * * This mechanization, Foster believes, may open the way for new crops in this area. BHS Loses Music Man Donald-Wayne Jones, 23-year- assistant band director of Blytheville High School, will become director of Paragould High School's band this summer, the Paragould school district announced yesterday. Jones succeeds John Cooper, who will take over Paragould's closed circuit educational television program, which will be operational this fall. Jones has been assistant band director here for the past two years. He has directed the school's popular stage band, The Chiefs, which has been heard in various programs over this area. Jones is a 1960 graduate of Harrisburg High School and graduated from Arkansas State in 1964. Jones and his wife are to move to Paragould this summer. said. The agriculture revolution isn't over, Foster, who is immediate past president of the Arkansas Pesticide Association, said. "People will continue to have to leave the farm. New chemicals and equipment will mean better production for the farmer and a higher per capita income for those who remain on the farm. "It's also going to mean that the farm worker will continue to migrate to the cities and towns." More and better technology on the farm mean other good things, Foster feels. "Maybe we can get our production up and our costs down and get back into the world market with some of our crops. If this happens, then we have a healthy future for agriculture and a healthy future for this j area." Those who remain to work on the farms are going to be "higher class in a couple of ways," Foster said. "They're going to be higher educated in order to hold down those jobs and they will be making anywhere from 10 percent to 40 percent more money in per capita income, I'd estimate." * * * Foster talked about new chemicals which seem destined to make farming even more efficient. "Some new cotton chemicals are looking extremely well. One is due on the market in the next Drinking Problem DETROIT (AP) - A dentist, Dr. Philip Callahan, asked the City Council Monday for an old city horse trough for watering a bunch of fraternal Lions, 2,500 members of the international Lions Clubs, who'll meet in Lansing, Mich., next month. Callahan thought a trough, "after thorough cleaning and sterilization," would make a fine punch bowl. The city says it doesn't have any surplus horse troughs at the moment. Food Stamp Sign-up Lagging Registration for the government's food stamp program has been "fair," according to Lc- roy Richardson, director of the County Welfare Department, but Richardson points out that signup figures for families not currently receiving welfare assistance are too low. "These are, by and large, people who need it most," Richardson said. "They are people who have been subsisting on the government's commodities program, which ends after this month." Richardson sited (igura which.show 2,314 registrations from people now receiving public assistance of some kind as against 1,091 from those not receiving such assistance. "Since those not receiving assistance outnumber the others 5-1, it is evident that many of these people have not heard about the program or are not aware of the discontinuation of tlic commodities program." Richardson stressed that food stamps were available to all families whose economic condition makes them «Ugibl» — » gardless of whether they are able - bodied or not. "We use a sliding scale based on both income and number in the family. We can register people all year round," he said. Noting that the stamps will begin to be sold on May 3, when Governor Orval Faubus arrives here to officially inaugurate the program, Richardson cited a need for "getting the word out to these people." "Perhaps landlords could prevail on their tenants to come down and register," Richardson said. four or five years that may be used as a pre-emerge which will carry the crop right through to harvest. This is being developed now." Growth regulators are showing promise. Foster said. "In Iowa, tests with growth regulators increased soybean production — with the variety of bean they use up there — by from 25 to 40 percent. This may be.important to us in;the future, although it doesn't seem to mean much now." Chamber Executive Vice President Jada McGuire presided at yesterday's meeting. John Burnett is chairman of the monthly luncheons. Jets Turn Off Lights At Haiphong By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP)—U.S. jet fighter-bombers raided North Viet Nam's heartland for the second consecutive day, pounding a major plant just outside Haiphong Monday night, a U. S. spokesman reported. Following close on the attack Sunday on missile sites near Hanoi, two Navy planes in a low level, radar-controlled attack dropped about 15 tons of bombs on the Uong Bi power plant 14 miles northeast of North Viet Nam's chief port. The pilots reported showers of explosions and said the lights of Haiphong went out at once. The plant provides 15 per cent of North Viet Nam's electricity, including a third of the power Haiphong uses and one-fourth of the needs of the capital 60 miles to the west. Navy planes raided the Uong Bi plant twice in December before the start of'a 37-day bombing pause. After the second raid Dec. 22, it was reportedly almost totally destoyed, but the spokesman said today it apparently had been rebuilt. Neither Hanoi nor Haiphong has been hit by U. S. air attack, but American planes brought the war closes to the capita ISun- day with attacks on missile sites 15 and 17 miles south and southwest of Hanoi. Pilots reported both sites were engulfed in flames. * * * The raid Monday, night was carried out .by twin-jet A6 Intruders, a subsonic plane designed to deliver big payloads on low-level attacks. .They came from the carrier.. Kitty Hawk and reported only light, ineffective antiaircraft fire, although both Haiphong and Hanoi are said to be ringed with Soviet- built antiaircraft .missile sites. The ground war against the Viet Cong continued without any significant . contact reported with the enemy. Some U.S. officers speculated the guerrillas were short of supplies. Others thought they might be waiting for the. rainy season in five or six weeks to take the offensive. The U.S. Military Command announced that two previously unpublicized .operations had been closed out by the U.S. 25th Infantry Division 30 miles northwest. of Saigon and by a joint U.S. 173rd Airborne — Australian force 75 miles northeast of the capital. A spokesman said there was no heavy fighting. The search by a 25th Infantry regiment resulted in 32 Viet Cong killed and five captured, as well as the seizure of 16 weapons and eight tons of rice when the troops overran a medical station, 27 bunkers and 40 tunnels, a spokesman said. It began Saturday. The 173rd Airborne's 1st Brigade and the Australian regi- reported killing 15 Viet Cong and capturing 21 since they began scouring the plantations nine jungles and days ago. In addition, the troops seizedll weapons, considerable , small- arms ammunition and 10 tons of rice. While the two Navy raiders hit Haiphong, other 7th Fleet planes attacked a North Vietnamese storage area northeast of Vinh, 160 miles south of the Hanoi-Haiphong industrial complex. They also pounded an an'* tiaircraft site near Thanh Hoa, and cargo junks and barges around Dong Hoi, both in the North Vietnamese panhandle south of Vinh. ..;;;;." * •*• * • ",'• Air Force planes destroyed'21 military buildings, two barges, two railroad bridges and a highway bridge in raids on the edge of the Red River valley between Hanoi and Vinh and in the Dong Hoi area, a spokesman said.....,-.. The Strategic Air Command's B52s continued their daily run from Guam by pounding a suspected Viet Cong base camp and training area 20 miles southwest of Da Nang. South Viet Nam's second largest city and the headquarters for the 40.000-man U.S. Marine force. •mi iiiniiiiiiiiui •••••inn in i mi niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinn i m iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiffliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniirf'iMiiiiiii"' 1 "™"' 1 ' 1 * Child Sellers Get Mercy FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) - A young carnival couple charged with selling their 10-month-old daughter for $100 got light sentences Monday and found a community willing to help them with their problems. James W. Davidson, 25, of Hot Springs, Ark., and Miss Helen Jean Price, 23, formerly of West Virginia, were fined $10 each by Municipal Court Judge Forrest J. Hague and sentenced to five days in jail. The specific charge was "illegal placing of a child." The two could have been fined up to $300 and been sentenced up to six months in jail. They were arrested last Friday after accepting $100 from a police officer in this suburban Dayton town who pretended he wanted to buy the baby, Carolyn Sue. Davdison told the judge he knew they couldn't support the child and had to give her up, but that they just "didn't think" and went about it the wrong way. He said they should have placed the child for adoption. He also told the judge that he and Miss Price want the baby back, that they plan to marry and settle here. * * » Anonymous persons have made contributions to pay the couple's fines and it was reported that Davidson had been offered a job with an automobile dealer. He said he makes $60 a week and that a carnival is no place to bring up a baby. "I have found a place to ; make my home and to raise my family . and I want my child back, "he said before the court. Miss Price said she had the same sentiments. The judge said that no definite decision has been made about the future of the child, who remains in a foster home under custody of welfare officials. Jaycee Rupture Widening Under New Action's Pressure That split betwen the Blytheville Jayces and a splinter group, who hope to be chartered as the Chickasaw Jaycees, ruptured again as a result of action last night Bo Hollingsworth, president of the Blytheville club, issued a statement after his group's meeting promising to "do everything necessary to attempt to block the issuance of a charter to the splinter group." There had been evidence last week of a spirit of conciliation between the two groups after a faction led by Marvin Lipford and Ed Allison resigned from the Blytheville Jaycees amidst charges of campaign irregularities. At that time Hollingsworlh had said his club would sponsor the Chickasaw Jaycees for a charter. Last night's meeting apparently dashed such hopes. HollingsworKi said the Blytheville Jaycees had conferred with "civic and business leaders in Blytheville" about th« possibility of helping the new group get started. "We do not feel that this town can or should b« asked to support two Jaycee groups," he said. During last night's meeting of prospective Chickasaw Jaycees in the Ark-Mo building on Fifth St., provisional President Lipford received word from Hollingsworth on the Blythevilie group's stand. His announcement to the members of his fledgling group that "the illustrious Bo Hollingsworth has turned us down" was greeted with horse laughs. One member said sarcastically, "My, aren't we taken aback!" Lipford explained this morning that the Blytheville Jaycees had been asked to extend his group "as a matter of courtesy." "We were certainly not surprised by their refusal. We were just trying to be polite in giving them an opportunity to sponsor us if they chose to." Meanwhile, accord!ng to Chickasaw vice president Allison, commitments had been received from the Jonesboro Jaycees to sponsor the Chickasaw group for charter. "Arliss Johnson, their president, has given us a definite promise to get ui chartered at a following statement about Chickasaw Jaycees' at- charter banquet here April 28," Allison said. + * « Deloss Walker, state Jaycee president, this morning issued * ... . . . • . i _. .i the the tempts to be chartered: "Their cause is just. There should be no trouble in getting this group chartered." Should the Chickasaw group indeed be chartered, it would mark the first time in the history of the Jaycee movement in Arkansas that dual chapters existed in a city. Last week's both factions Spokesmen for both groups promised "cooperation and a spirit of goodwill" to the other faction. With last night's action, the old charges and counter charges have been hurled again. The Blytheville Jaycees contend that the splinter group is composed of "trouble-makers," while the Chickasaw group maintains that their organization comprises " many of the real workers." According to Lipford, "There are several reasons why we left, statements by were guarded. We felt we were being stifled by people who wanted to arrange everything in advance." Czech Blast Kiits 15 PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia (AP)-A methane gas explosion killed 15 miners in Czechoslovakia ' early today, the official news agency CTK reported. The explosion occurred at Hie Zarubek pit in Ostrava. Rescue squads recovered the bodies. The cause of the explosion is being investigated, CTK said. 'iiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiinniiiiiiiiiWNiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil Weather Forecast Mostly cloudy, windy and mild with scattered showers or thundershowers ending Wednesday, Not much change in temperatures. Winds southerly 5 to 25 miles per hour and gusty. High this afternoon 70 to 76. Lows tonight 5C to 64. Highs Wednesday 66 to 74. A 70 percent probability of showers this afternoon and tonight, decreasing to 30 percent late Wednesday. Outlook Thursday partly cloudy and cooler. .-••

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