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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS YOU 62—NO. 40 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS (72315) MONDAY, MAY 2,1966 TEN CENTS 14 PAGES DEEP SPACE DISH — It's a long walk across the aluminum dish of NASA's new deep-space tracking antenna—almost the size of a football field. At left, technicians check the housing ultra-sensitive receiving and transmitting equipment in the center of the 210-foot parabolic antenna at Goldstone in Colifornia's Mojave desert. Rotated atop its pedestal, right, the antenna can scan the heavens to pick up signals from spacecraft as distant as the planet Pluto, at the edge of the solar system, more than double the range of the 85-foot antennas used in tracking U.S. space vehicles to date. The Goldstone dish proved itself even before it went into full operation by picking up signals during try-out testing from the Mars flyby satellite Mariner 4 at the far side of the sun. Dirksen Pledges Fierce Battle to Save 14-B LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Sen. Everett M. Dirksen, R-lll., says he will continue to fight repeal of Section 14B of the Taft-Hartley Act as long as he Is alive. Dirksen told about 2,500 persons at a Republican fund-raising dinner Saturday night that AFL-CIO President George Meany had tried three times to get 14B repealed. "God willing," Dirksen said, "and I say it reverently, if I'm alive, he'll never get it done." Dirksen led the Senate fight which defeated an administration bill aimed at repeal of 14B, the section of the Taft-Hartley Act which allows states to enact legislation against compulsory union shops. About 200 pickets appeared at the entrance of the Barton Coliseum grounds here Saturday night as Dirksen appeared for his talk. Donald W. Henderson, business agent for the Central Arkansas Building Construction Trades Council, said the pickets represented the council and affiliated unions of the State Federation af Labor. Henderson said the picketing was mainly against Dirksen's filibuster in February against repeal of 14B. Dirksen told the gathering that the need in the federal government i s to "restore balance to government." He described that balance as elected more Republicans and fewer Democrats. He said restoration of balance to government would enable him to "whip the Great Society to a frazzle.' crowd, which led him to add, "Oh, there are some good things about it." Earlier, at a news conference, Dirksen said he thought people would be ready to reverse the Supreme Court's one- man, one-vote decree in apportioning state legislatures. Dirksen led a struggle to have one house of a legislature based on matters other than papula- ion alone. It was defeated. He also predicted "heavy weather" for President Johnson's newest civil rights proposals. Dirksen said the war in Viet Nam would be an election Issue "because it already is an issue with the people." Dirksen said he thought the three greatest domestic problems today, in order, are inflation, concentration of power in the federal government and Viet Nam. Elections Drama Unfolds Tomorrow It drew laughter from the {seats. By WILLIAM T. PEACOCK Associated Press Writer The 1966 elections drama begins Tuesday with primaries in six states, and the opening scene is dominated by a figure who isn't officially in the cast — Gov. George C. Wallace of Ala bama. Wallace is barred from running for re-election but his wife, Lurleen, is seeking to turn aside anyone else at the statehouse door. She is one of 10 candidates for the Democratic nomination [or governor. In addition to Alabama, states with primaries Tuesday are Florida, Indiana, New Mexico, Ohio and Oklahoma. Governorships are up in all :he states except Indiana. Two of the six — Alabama and Okla- wma — have contests over nominations for the fenate. AH the stales are making nominations ft.' congressional Gov. Faubus Here Tuesday A barbecue dinner sponsored by the Mississippi County Young Democrats and private tributes by old friends are some of the activities planned in honor of Gov. Orval Faubns, who will officially dedicate Blytheville's Food Stamp program here tomorrow. The Governor will sell the first stamp at the Blytheville food stamp office, 100 Federal Building, at approximately 10:30 tomorrow morning. 'On hand for ceremonies will be Tom Klein, Southwest director of the Food Stamp program, John J. Slaughter, director of Southwest area. Consumer Food Program, and Donald Hoogland, efficer la clurgt of (be Little Rock food stamp office. Officer-in-charge of the new Blytheville food stamp office is A. J. Bull, Jr. Bull noted that his office has signed up over 5,t)00 persons for benefits under the program. "We are proud Of this record, and we are sure the governor will be, too," Bull said. He advises all persons interested in receiving the stamps to contact county welfare offices to determine their eligibility. Bryce Layson, Young Democrat president, said tomorrow's barbecue will begin at 12 noon on the lawn of the American Legion Arena on 2nd St. The. governor will make an address at that tin* I But outside of Alabama, there (appears little possibility of any drama of national significance. In Ohio, Robert Taft Jr., son of the late former Republican Senate leader and grandson of President William Howard Taft, is trying for a political comeback by seeking a GOP nomination for Congress. He has opposition in the primary from William E. Flax, a Cincinnati attorney and political novice. But political analyists expect Taft will have no difficulty in defeating Flax. Taft, 49, served one term in Congress but was defeated two years ago when he tried to oust Democratic Sen. Stephen M. Young from the Senate. The House seat that Taft would like to have back now is held by Democrat John J. Gilligan who has no primary opposition. Democratic Gov. Haydon Burns of Florida has primary opposition from two men he defeated two years ago — Mayor Robert King High of Miami and Scott Kelly, a former state senator from Lakeland. A fourth candidate, Sam Foor, publishes a political news letter. • Burns is the favorite, but a hard struggle may force a runoff primary May 24. High was runner-up to Burns two years ago. * * * In Albania, Mrs. Wallace, a 39-year-old blonde, generally is expected to top the field of 10 contenders in Tuesday's voting. The big questions are whether she can get a majority of all the votes and who will be runner- up. If no one gets a majority, the top two candidates will be a runoff May 31. The other contenders are former Govs. James E. Folsom and John Patterson, former REP. Carl Elliott, State Atty. Gen. Richmond Flowers, State Sen. Bob Gilchrist, Agriculture Commissioner A, W. fodd, Charles Woods, Sherman Powell and Eunioe LQon, Tuesday's voting is the first preliminary balloting before next fall's general election when 435 House members, to sit during the last two years of President Johnson's present term, will be elected. Thirty-five governors and 35 senators also are to be elected in the'fall. It will be the first important voting in the South since exten r sive federal efforts under the new voting rights law in behalf of Negro'voting rights. The Justice Department plans to have 31 federal offices open in Alabama on election day to receive and investigate any complaints of voter intimidation. Louis Martin of the Democratic National Committee staff gave the committee an estimate recently that 2.3 million Negroes are registered in 11 Southern states. This was described as nearly 50 per cent of those eligible. Registration by Negroes is up sharply in Alabama from two years ago. They now number about one-fourth of the eligible voters. Coal Miners Resume Work PITTSBURGH (AP) - The last of some 16,000 soft coal miners returned to work today ending the industry's largest walkout in IS years. As many as £0,000 miners were idle during the three-week strike that began April U. The men began returning to work last week after the United Mine Workers and the Bituminous Coal Operators Association reached agreement on a new contract. The remaining holdouts waited until their locals held meet Ings over the weekend to ratify the new agreement granting pay raises, eight paid holidays, improved seniority provisions and revised vacation pay sched- Mao's Fate a Mystery Chinese Power Shift Suspected By JOHN M. fflGHTOWER AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) - Deepening mystery over the fa.e of Mao Tze-tung spurred speculation among U. S. officials today about a possible power shift in Red China with worldwide repercussions. The belief that the Chinese Communist leadership may be approaching a transition period is one of several reasons for recent overtures by the Johnson administra.ion to reduce tensions and lower barierrs between Red China and the United States. All these gestures have been rebuffed by the Peking regime, but administration experts be- live they may have an impact on the foreign policy atti.ude of future Chinese leaders. The United States and, so far as Washington autohrities can determine the Soviet Union, also, have been watching the Mao mystery develop for several months with growing fascina- .ion. The interest of Soviet leaders in the possibility of personality changes in the top of the Peking ruling group is believed here to be a prime cause of their determination to hold th door open to some sort of Soviet-Chinese reconciliation. These Chinese refused to attend a recent Communist Party meeting in Moscow but the Soviets nevertheless left the way clear for some later improvement in relations. Mao's situation Is regarded here as the key to what is likely to happen in Peking in the next few weeks or monfiis. But it is a key which the outside world, reportedly including Soviet as well as American experts on Chinese Communist affairs, does not presently understand. * * * Mao, 72, last made a public appearance in November when he received a delegation from Cambodia. His absence from subeqsuent public ceremonies did not at first arouse interest here and in other world capitals, since it has been his pattern to drop from sight for two or three months at a time. But when he failed to reappear in Peking as winter ended, U.S. experts began to speculate that he was ill. The belief that he has suffered a serious illness or perhaps undergone a major operation is now the dominant view in official Washington circles. He did not appear at Sunday's May Day celebration. Another cause of the belief Food Stamp Expansion Planned WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department plans to extend its food stamp plan to 59 new areas in 17 states, including Arkansas, during May. This would be the largest expansion in a single month's time in the plan's five-year history. Under the plan, eligible low- Income consumers get stamps from the government to buy food at retail stores. By the end of May, the plan Is expected to be operating in 298 counties and Ci.ies in 38 states and the District of Columbia and serving more than one million consumers. Other states in which extensions are planned: Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota Nebraska, New Mexico North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West VbfifiU and Wisconsin, here that Mao is or has been seriously ill is the fact that the Chinese press has been engaged for more than a month now in virtually deifying him. The view that Chinese leaders who carry on after Mao inevitably will do things differently is widely held among U.S. experts on China. They do not, however, expect any sudden changes in policy direction, especially so far as the United States is concerned. It is assumed here that the top leadership under Mao will continue whenever the reins of power pass fro mthe hand of tiie old leader. This group includes president Liu Shao-chi, Premier Chou En-lai, Defense Minister Marshal Lin Piao and Foreign Minister Chen Yi. So far as Washington authorities know, all these men are dedicated to the theories of aggressive communit world revolution—a major source of conflict between China and other nations, including the Soviet Union and file United States. Beyond such men as these, Western experts have little idea who might ventually succeed to power in China, but U. S. authorities on China believe that after a period of time in the post-Mao era a power struggle among personalities' inevitably would develop and some of the younger men in the political structure might have different ideas about China's foreign relations. It is to these unknown men and this more distant future that the recent change in emphasis in U.S. policy has been directed. * * * However, the immediate causes of this shift of emphasis are more contemporary. The Johnson administration obviously has been trying since las. December to develop a better tactical position for the next battle in the United Nations over the proposal to vote Red China into membership. ; The close vote on this issue last fall caused U.S. officials .0 re-examine their position. Overtures since then include a policy decision to let U.S.: doctors and public Health authorities visit China, a decision to let Chinese newsmen come to the United States, and most recently, the granting of permission to various American universities to invite Chinese Communist scholars to come here. -. Peking's response has been negative. -•'• These same moves also were calculated by the administration to offset the criticism by some' members of Congress of a tp» rigid policy toward Red China.; Four Killed In Wrecks By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS . Four persons died in traffic accidents on Arkansas highways during the weekend —among them a bride of one month. Mrs. Laverne Dixon Cisco, 18, of;Harrison 'was killed Sunday when the:car she was riding in skidded off "J-S 62-65 four miles north' of Harrison -and' crashed down a 30-foot embankment during a rain. Her husband of four weeks, Curtis, 20, was hospitalized-at Harrison. . The others killed during the period of the Associated Press weekend count of traffic fatalities, from 6 p.m. Friday until midnight Sunday, were: —William Vickery, 58, of Flor- al, fatally injured when his cap collided with an auto driven by Irma Cothram, 43, of Drasco/ on Arkansas 25 1.7 miles north of Drasco in Cleburne County. —T. D; Young of Rison, who. drowned when his car left the road near Rison and plunged into .the Saline River Saturday.' -Gene-Rhine, 26, of Xowell, fatally injured when his car collided with a tractor-trailer rig on U.S..71 just north of the Washington County line in Ben-, ton County. State Police said Rhine's car struck the right side of the trailer rig as it emerged from a rural road onto the highway, then went down an embankment and overturned. MISS BLYTHEVILLE ENTRANT — Mary Elizabeth Brown, 17, a senior at Blytheville High School, is another entrant in the Miss Blytheville Pageant May 12 and 13 here. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Brown of Holland. (Courier News Photo) Block Bear Killed SEATTLE (AP)-A 300-pound black bear was shot and killed in suburban Medina Sunday night, climaxing a day-long hunt through the swank residential community east of here. Medina Police Chief Al Anglin shot the bear with a rifle after two dogs treed it in the back yard of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Bergstrom. Reports of * bear on the loose had been coming in for several days. Police began their hunt when » taxicab driver reported seeing the bear Sunday morning about a mile from the Bergstrom horn*. Pope, U.S. Viet Envoy Meet VATICAN CITY (AP)-Pope Paul VI discussed the Viet Nam crisis today in a 40-minute meeting with Henry Cabot Lodge, U.S. ambassador to Saigon. The Pope and the ambassador conferred in the privacy of the library in the pontiff's apartment. Not even interpreters were present. They spoke in French. The audience was unusually long, underlining the importance of the meeting. Lodge arrived in Rome three days ago on his way to Washington for consultations. The audience lasted five min- Court Vetoes t Appeal WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court refused today to reconsider its March 21 decision affirming conviction of publisher Ralph Ginzberg for obscenity. Ginzburg was convicted in federal court in Philadelphia of violating federal obscenity law, sentenced to five years' imprisonment, and fined $28,000. Publisher of Eros magazine, Ginzburg said neither a nine- year-old obscenity standard set jy the Supreme Court nor the court's later rulings gave him warning that the manner in which a publication is advertised could establish the material as being obscene. Justice William J. Brennan, author of the court's majority opinion, said "Eros was created, represented and sold solely ai i claimed instrument of the jexual stimulation it would wing." The court's vote was 5 to I utes less than the 45-minute audience in which Pope Paul and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko discussed peace problems just a week ago. The Italian press had speculated that Lodge was calling on the Pope in part to balance with the U.S. view whatever Gromyko may have told him about Viet Nam. Some expressed belief the pontiff and the ambassador discussed the Roman Catholic situation in Viet Nam. Lodge'has been accused by some Viet Nam Catholics of favoring the Buddhists in the Viet Nam political struggle. Though U.S. Embassy officials called Lodge's appearance, in Rome a private stopover to break his long flight from Saigon to America, everything about the audience indicated an important political discussion. He flies on to Washington Tuesday. Killed Cleaning Gun I FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) —A University of Arkansas .student from Prescott was killed Saturday while he was cleaning a "3 calibre rifle in • his apartment. Coroner Morris Henry said Johnny Johnson, 20, was shot in the chest by a bullet from the rifle when it accidentally discharged. He was he son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Johnson 1 : <f Prescott. iniiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiNiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniinnii Weather forecast Fair through Tuesday with rising temperatures this afternoon. Cool igain tonight and warmer Tuesday. Highs this afternoon in the 60s. Lows, tonight 38 to 46. High Tuesday in the 70s. Outlook for Wednesday fair and warmer.

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