The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 22, 1966 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 22, 1966
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62—NO. 32 BLYTHEVILLB, ARKANSAS (72815) FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1966 TIN CENTS 14 PAGES Chamber Hits Jaycee Split Expressing the fear that eM lions in order to make their forts of Hie Jaycees here "will be diluted," Blytlieville Chamber of Commerce's board of protest heard at higher levels. Some 26 Jaycee-aged Blytlie- ville men are attempting to directors yesterday voted unan-jform a new clul., which they imously (among the 19 director's are calling the Chickasaw Jay- who were present) to oppose cccs. They are to he sponsored the organization of another Jaycee club in Blytlieville. Further, the board voted to forward a copy of the resolu- by the Jonesboro Club and will apply for a charter to the Arkansas Jaycees. About 20 of these members lion adopted at yesterday morn-! came from the Blytheville Jay- ing's session to the Arkansas and National Jaycee crganiza- Heart Patient May Have Brain Damage HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) —A 65-year-old patient with a partial artificial heart may have suffered some brain damage after a dramatic operation to save his life, doctors said today. However, almost 24 hours after the device —about the size of i grapefruit — was implanted inside the man's chest his condition was generally reported as satisfactory. Physicians feared there may be brain damage because the patient, Marcel L. DeRudder of Westville, III., had not regained consciousness. A team of noted specialists from Baylor and Rice universities headed by Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, 57, performed a six- hour operation on DeRudder Thursday at Methodist Hospital. They hope it will prolong his life and usher in a new era in the treatment of heart disease that could help thousands of other heart patients. # * » The latest medical advisory said it was too early to tell the extent of the brain damage De- Rudder may have suffered. The advisory noted that the heart device was functioning normally as expected. The device, a dome-shaped pump about the size of a tennis ball, is outside the body and is attached to two tubes, each about an inch in diameter and about six inches long, which have been implanted in the patient's chest and attached to his heart. Physicians hope that when injured heart chambers have healed the pump can be removed and the implanted tubes sealed off. Other than the report of possible brain damage, it was similar to an earlier advisory that said DeRudder was "exhibiting no evidence of heart failure ant everything was progressing most satisfactorily." However. DeRudder was stil! not considered out of dangei with the next 12 to 24 hours considered critical for him. "We definitely now keep a close eye on him," said DeBak- ey in an interview. "The pump," as he called it "is doing its job. It is maintaining his blood pressure and keeping him out of heart failure. If he progresses well, within a week or 10 days, we can let his heart take over," DeBakey said. The surgeon said that DeRud- der lost a lot of blood during the operation. The new device "is much more satisfactory and sophisticated than a more primitive version" that had kept a 43- year-old heart victim alive for four days in 1963, and another for 24 hours, he said. The pump, operated by an cees. Spokesmen for the latter group once said they would sponsor a new group. Then, following -a business meeting Monday night, did a complete reversal and said they will oppose organization of the club. State' Jaycee President Deloss Walker came to town several weeks ago in an attempt to heal the wounds in the Jaycee or- ganisation, but hours of conferences with the two groups produced little except the short- lived spirit of peaceful co-exis tence. In its resolution yesterday, the Chamber board offered to bring about reconciliation. However, it did not spell out how it might attempt to do this and, with Chamber President Dan Burge out of town, no committee has been named to tackle the job. Here's the resolution: Whereas the Blytheville Chamber of Comerce has always worked in close co - operation with the BJythevilJe Jaycees, and Whereas the community o f Biytheville has actively supported with its finances and energy that organization's worthwhile projects which have been of great benefit to the city of Blytheville and the surrounding area, and Whereas it is felt that the City of Blytheville at the present time can support only one Jaycee organization and that its efforts will be diluted unless it remains one organization, and Whereas the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce pledges its efforts to help bring about a reconciliation between (lie Blytheville Jaycees and those seeking a separate charter, now therefore Be it resolved that the Blylhe- ville Chamber of Comerce request in writing to the State and National Jaycee organizations that only one Jaycee Charier be in existence within the corporate limits of the City of Blytheville, Arkansas. Adopted unanimously this the 21st day of April, 1966, by the Board of Directors of Blytheville Chamber of Comerce. For Governor Rebsamen Enters Race LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Raymond Kcbsanien, a wealthy businessman who surprised political observers by announcing as a gubernatorial candidate Thursday night, filed today as a Democrat for the position. HERE NEXT MONTH - The United States Air Force official aerial demonstration team—The Thunderbirds—will be at Blytheville Air Force Base May 12 at 4:30 p.m. The famous flying team will help the city celebrate its 75th birthday. 257 Killed A IGS Maul ing Red Regiment SAIGON, South Viet Nam AP) — U.S. Marines and Sout Vietnamese troops thrcatene oday to. wipe out an entir Communist regiment after kil ng at least 257 Reds in th bloodiest fighting in a month. Backed by artillery and ai strikes, the Allied battalion nailed down the mixed Nortl Vietnamese-Viet Cong force i: he scrub hills 10 .miles north vest of Quang Ngai on to northern coast. Blocking units moved in to cu off a Communist flight to the mountains in the east. U.S. offi cers reported from the battle ground that the Communist were caught in a trap and sail the fighting was continuing. The Communists set up blaze of automatic-weapons fire from the villages of Binh Back and Chau Nhani, but the Leath ernecks look both in their east ward drive. The rain of stee from the air reduced Commu nist ground fire to a minimum on (he second day of the alliet outside power supply, was installed on the left side of De- Rudder's heart to give his own damaged organ * partial rest and a chance to heal. Blythevill* Dancers On Nttwork Tecvet The Rockie Smith Dancers from Bfytlieville will b:i seen on CBS television Sunday. The group will appear on a Ted Mack Amateur Hour show which was taped earlier this year. The program begins at 4:30 p.m. Sunday on Channel 3. Pause Fails To Refresh The soda pop habit has claim-1 scene of his nearly successful I another victim — in this rase primp f™- "a little Pnto *« /,««! ed another victim — in this case a burglar who returnee to the Faubus Visit Plans Not Set Plans are still indefinite about the kind of reception Young Democrats will hold for Governor Orval Faubus when he arrives here Tuesday, May 3, on behalf of the USDA's food stamp program. Faubus will inaugurate the sale of food stamps on that date, and the YD's are taking advantage of his presence to lonor him with a luncheon. YD President Bryce Layson said the manner, time and )lace of the luncheon have not r et been determined. A. C. Bull, Jr., officer in charge of the food stamp office lere, reminds low income fam- lies that they must check with county welfare offices before receiving authority to purchase lie stamps. "Most of these low - income leople are eligible," Bull said. 'I'd like to see more of them go down and find out." crime for "a little Coke to cool the tongue." Last night the police department received a telephone tip that somebody might be in Scott's Grocery at 1009 So. 16th. Police Lt. Mervyn Gil 1 is, along with patrolmen P. T. Hancy and Earsel Morris, answered the call and went by to check. They discovered Willie Franklin, 48, Negro, inside, with half-consumed bottle of pop in his hand. According to the officers, Franklin confessed to h a v i n g broken into the store's cigarette machine and taken 59 packs of cigarettes and $4.86 in change He had hidden these goods away well before the police arrived, but the work had made him thirsty. It was a pause that did not refresh. Wont Contraceptives STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Stanford University students have approved by a 2-1 margin 9 referendum asking that the miversity health service be authorized to prescribe contraceptives to them. any student desiring strike. fore dawn by firing mortar The battle brought govern-1 shells into the U.S. airfield at ment troops into a big action for the first time after weeks of political crisis. * * * The U.S. Air Force and Navy continued hammering at North Viet Nam, hitting military bases, roads and bridges. Air Force pilots claimed they destroyed the Lang Bun and Phu Tho railroad bridges on the Red River valley line leading northwest of Hanoi to Red China. The Navy lost an A6 Intruder from the carrier Kitty Hawk over North Viet Nam, 12 miles north of'Vinh. Pilots said they saw the plane hit by ground fire and burst into a bright flash. The pilot and his radar observer were listed as missing in action. U.S. spokesmen did not report whether the ground fire came from conventional antiaircraft weapons or whether it was a surface to air missile. Air Force ipokesmen have been given new instructions to withhold this information. The Communists hit back be- Pleiku, in the central highlands 240 miles northeast of Saigon The guerrillas fired 18 mortar rounds during the 15-minute at tack, damaging some planes and inflicting light casualties, a U.S. spokesman said. Unlike their attack early Wednesday on An Khe, another highland airbase, the guerrillas made no' attempt to infiltrate the installation. The United States began the air war agains North Viet Nam after a guerrilla attack on Pleiku Feb..7, 1965 killed eight Americans ant wounded more than 80. Other government soldiers stalked elusive guerrillas in swampland and rice fields only four miles outside of Saigon while U. S. planes pounded the suspected Red positions in a display of air power heard and seen in the cpaital. The morning divebombing rattled doors, windows and tableware in the capital, and residents could see the 1,000- and 500-pound bombs dropping on G/ Viet Deaf/is Skyrocket WASHINGTON (AP) - The Defense Department reports that more U.S. servicemen have been killed in combat in the first 314 months of this year in Viet Nam than were killed there in all of 1965. Figures released Thursday show that 1,427 men were killed through April 16, while combat deaths for last year stood at 1,365. Officials also reported that the number of. U.S. servicemen killed in combat since Jan. 1, 1961, has reached 3,047. In the week ended last Saturday, 89 persons were killed. American fighting men wounded in action since 1962 reached 15,863 by the end of last week. More than half — 8,229 — were wounded since January of this year. the suspected enemy positions. But by midday Vietnamese marines chasing after the enemy had made no contact with the guerrillas. Quadruplets Critical ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) —'The three remaining babies of the quadruplets born to Christine Robbins six days ago remained in critical condition today after the death of one child Thursday. Mrs. Robbins, 30, who has 10 other children, gave birth to the four babies April 16. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A j' Among his wide business interests are Rebsamen and East general insurance agency, Printing and Lithb- Co. and Rebsamen and energy (o devote to tht governor's job. His campaign program will include more emphasis on tourism and industrial development, Rebsamen said. He said he didn't plan ah expensive campai •. "I think it morally wrong to spend $500,000 on a primary and a like sum in the fall for a ?10,000-a-year job," he said. ... , . , "Whatever public image' I wealthy businessman who says j have cannot be cllanged by . a he thinks it is morally wrong str enuous campaign." to spend a million dollars trying for a ?10,000-a-year job plans to get into the governor's race today. Raymond Rebsamen, 68, of Little Rock suprised a lot of people Thursday night when be said he would file as a candidate in the Democratic primary. His name had not cropped up among the many.mentioned as possible candidates. He will become the fifth Democrat seeking the govern- ship. The others are Mississippi County Rep. Kenneth Sulce former Justice Jim Johnso former Congressman Broo Hays and Winston Chandler, Little Rock businessman. * * * Two other Democrats ofte mentioned as candidate mater al—former Congressman Da Alford and 3rd District Pros ctitor Sam Bdyce—have prom sed to tell their political plan Saturday. Rebsamen said he had bee considering the race since Go' Orval Faubus announced 1 would not seek a seventh term He said he was running fo governor because he wants lelp guide Arkansas toward better future . and thinks it on the verge of getting one. The state of Arkansas is bi jusiness," Rebsamen said. "We need a lot of imaginatio and organization for proper development," he said, addin that he has the time, interes Beauty Event Plans Firm Plans were announced today by the Blytheville Jaycees for the 1966 Miss Blytheville Pageant, which will this year be part of the city's Diamond Jubilee celebration. This year's pageant will be a two-night affair. In preliminary events on Thursday night, May 12, Little Miss Blytheville and Mr. Jay- iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiijiiiim^ Educate Handicapped, Teacher Tells Club It costs more to educate the mentally retarded and the hand- capped, but it's worth it. Those were the sentiments of Mrs. Rex Maddox, special edu- ation instructor for Blythe- ille's school district, as ex- ressed to members of Blythe- ille Rotary Club yesterday. "It is wiser to teach these oungsters and encourage them find work as adults than to ut them on welfare," Mrs. daddox said. Handicapped persons do ex- remely well at jobs which may ot bt sufficiently, challenging for normal people, she said. "One hotel chain uses these people in all its dining rooms,; because it has found they tend to concentrate more on their jobs. As a result, the breakage is less." Mrs. Maddox' special education class at Central School includes 11 children aged 9 to 14. Their mental ages, she said, "would range from about 6 to 9." "We are trying to teach them that it is their duty to find a job ... that work is good." Rotarian C. C. Dulaney introduced Mrs. Maddox. Farmers To Plant Less Cotton LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Arkansas farmers plan to plant less than a million acres in cotton this spring, idling almost 400,000 acres under a federal program t» reduce surpluses of th« crop. Last year 1,248,000 acres were planted in cotton in the state and current surveys show Arkansans will put only 92,961 acres to cotton this year, a reduction of 28 per cent. Government payments are being offered to growers who underplant their individual acreage allotments by at least 12.5 per cent. So far, $3,829 of 35,125 Arkansas farms which have cotton allotments have signed up for the program, and these operators plan to cut their planting of cotton by 359,349 acres. Nationally, the reduction in cotton planting is txpected to b* 31 per cent. cee will be selected at the Ely theville High School Auditorium Contestants in the Miss Ely theville portion of the pagean will appear briefly that night in evening gowns. On Friday, May 13, a lunch eon at Holiday Inn will hos contestants. There will also be a tea that afternoon at Westbrook Cafeteria. Judging will be conducted Friday night at the auditorium, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Master of ceremonies will be George Klein, Memphis radio announcer. Anita Kay Van Hook, the reigning Miss Arkansas, will appear. * * * "The rules concerning this year's pageant have been altered so that we may have a larger program in connection with our Diamond Jubilee," Chairman Dick'Hefner said. Contestants are required to be from 17 to 27. There will be no talent requirement, and contestants will be judged solely on the basis of appearances in swim suits, gowns and personality. "However, if our winner should fall in the category required by the Miss America rules and is talented, we will send her to the Miss Arkansas Pageant in Hot Springs later ':his year," Hefner said. Announcements will be forthcoming regarding the wardrobe and other prizes to be offered he winner, Hefner said. Girls desiring to enter are advised to call PO 3-9493 after 4 p.m. or PO 3-3361 during the day. Hefner said that the 1966 Mist 31ytheville will also be queen of the Diamond Jubilee. Arkansas graphing Ford Co. He has served as chairman c£ the state Welfare Commission;president of the Arkansas Livestock Show Association, and 'as a trustee of the University of Arkansas.. To make the governor's race, Rebsamen will have to resign as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Rebsamen is also known ai a philanthropist. Among his contributions are a public golf course here which bears his name and the Rebsamen Memorial Chapel at Fort Smith. Born in Lancaster, Tex.j Rebsamen was educated in Fort Smith public schools and the University of Arkansas. He served in the Army in both World Wars. Herman Walls Dies at Age 54 Herman Walls of 217 Holland St. died yesterday at Kennedy Hospital in Memphis. He was 54 Mr. Walls was born in Pearson and had been a resident here for the last 30 years. Ha was the owner of Wall's Certified Termite. Service. A veteran of the U. S. Navy, Mr. Walls graduated from Heber Springs High School and attended Arkansas State College. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Woodmen of the World. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Geor- ;ia Lee Walls of Blytheville; A son, Steve Walls of Blytheville; A daughter, Evanda Walls of tfemphis; A sister, Mrs. C. L. Timmons of Van Nuys, Cal.; And four brothers, Dr. J. M. Walls of Blytheville, Virgil Walls of Blythevile, W. M. Vails of Los Angeles, and Guy iValls of Leachvile. Funeral arrangements are in- omplete. They will be an- ounced by Cobb Funeral Home. 6.5 Billion Trip BOSTON (AP) - Now it can e told. The State Street Bank and rust Co., one of Boston's oldest anks, moved — without an- ouncing it — into quarters in a ew 35-story building a few ocks from its old building. The bank disclosed today that transferred its cash and se- urities to the new location last iekend. With heavily armed police nd private guards stationed ong the route, armored cars ade a total of 130 trips, carry- g $50 million on each trip — e insurance limit for a single ipment. When you add it up, it came $6.5 billion. iiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiinuiii Weotner Forecast Partly cloudy to cloudy and armer Saturday. Showers and undershowers this afternoon, night and Saturday. Highs is afternoon 64 to 72. I -ws to- ght 48 to 54. Thirty percent obability of rain this afternoon nd tonight increasing to 44 ercent Saturday. Outlook for unday partly cloudy and a tie warmer.

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