The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 3, 1966 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 3, 1966
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. «3-NO. 41 BLYTHEVJLLE, ARKANSAS (72815) TUESDAY, MAY 3, 1968 TEN CENTS 12 PAGES Thomas 0. Stafford May 17 Astros Cram for Fl CAPE KENNEDY, Pla. (AP) - Technicians bolt down the Gemini 9 spacecraft to the top of its Titan 2 booster rocket today, as astronauts Thomas P. Stafford and Eugene A. German make certain their spaceship is ready to fly. "At this point, we feel the flight plan, hardware and procedures are all in hand," Cernan said. "Now we can really sharpen ourselves, polishing the rough edges. We don't want a lot of changes at the last minute and neither does anyone else." The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the astronauts would spend today and Wednesday attending a spacecraft flight readiness review. Thursday and Friday, Air Force Lt. Col. Stafford and Navy Lt. Cmdr. Cernan will rehearse their flight plan inside a practice capsule at Cape Kennedy. Gemini 9 is due to fly May 17. The space flight calls for a two-hour, 25-mirmte walk in space by Cernan, several rendezvous and docking exercises with an Agena target satellite, and firing the Agena's main engines while Gemini 9 is attached to it in space. The entire mission is expected to last three days. Technicians plan to spend the rest of this week checking electrical systems and radar communications. Eugene A. Cernan Bootheel J.C Group Meets KY SAYS ELECTIONS MAY BE POSTPONED By Max Sturm HAYTI, Mo., - The first meeting of a steering committee on a Bootheel Junior College proposal has been called by Dr. John E. Scott, Kennett, chairman, on Thursday at the office of the Pemiscot Dunklin Electric Cooperative on Highway 84 between Hayli and Kennett, at 7:00 (C. S. T.) Other members of the committee are Henry Tipton, Caruthersville; Mrs. T. A. Haggard, Steele; Joe Brasher, Maiden; Lindy Miller, Cardwell, and Arvil Adams, Pprtageville. Dr. Scott said the objective of this meeting will be to complete the working organization which will proceed with the details of presenting the junior Drouth Ends; Farmers Wait The area's long drouth was broken by heavy rains which totaled nearly six inches during the past two weeks. "If the weather continues as nice as it is today, some of the higher ground may be planted late this week," County Agent Keith Bilbrey said. About 10 to 15 percent of the cotton in the area already has been planted. "Some of it may survive ... some probably not," Bilbrey reported. Traditional deadline for planting cotton is May 20. "We're in pretty good shape to meet that deadline if the weather cooperates," he stated. Soybeans often are planted later than May 20. Jaycees Elect New Offi Five new officers were elected at last night's meeting of the Blytheville Jaycees to fill vacancies created by the departure of several members last month to the Chickasaw Jaycees. They are Harlan Icenogle, second vice president; Carl Ray, treasurer, and Dick Hefner, Jerry Lumpkin and Cleo Pope, directors. Other officers elected at last month's regular election were Robert (Dink) White, president; Ted Johnston, first vice president; Claude Williams, secretary, and Sonny Corder and Buell Carter, directors. Baker Wilson Dies Services for Baker Wilson, former resident, were conducted Saturday in Somerville, Tenn. Mr. Wilson was a cotton buyer in Blytheville for many years. He leaves his wife; his daughter, Mrs. Walter Townsend, Jackson, Tenn.; A son, William Eldredge, Littie Rock, and five grandchildren. It Worked! DETROIT (AP)—Nine members of Tau Epsilon Phil Fraternity at Wayne State University met at a barber shop Monday to protest "the greatest social Issue of our time." Their long hair, a symbol of "the emasculation of the American college man," gave way to shaven heads. "We think that men are losing their identity," one student explained. A coed looked at the bald pates and said: "It gives them a certain distinction, all right. They all look awful." He Got the Facts KANSAS CITY, Kan (AP) After a citizen complained about being bitten by a dog Monday night, patrolman Harold Snow was sent to notify the owner to confine the dog. The dog promptly bit tiic policeman. How Your Congress Voted WSHINGTON (AP) - How Arkansas members of Congress voted on recent roll calls SENATE On passage, 43-21, of bill authorizing programs of grants for planning rural development. For-Fulbright, McClellan. On rejection, 45-46, of a committee amendment which would have eliminated from a supplemental appropriation bill 12 million for a rent subsidy program: For the amendment — McClellan. Against the amendment—Fulbright. On passage, 72-12, of $2.8 billion supplemental appropriation bill including .funds for rent sub sidy program: For—Fulbright, McClellan. HOUSE On Findley, R-ffl., motion, adopted 290-98, writing into $6.i billion Agriculture Department appropriation bill a prohibition against sale of surplus agricultural commodities to any nation selling or shipping goods to North Viet Nam: For motion— Gathings, Mills, Trimble. On passage, 299-94, of equa employment opportunity act: Agalnst-Gathings, Mills, Trimble. Hot Food for Astros HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) - Astronauts on the upcoming Apollo moon projects can look forward to hot water with their meals, something unheard of in Mercury and Gemini crewmen's diets. Dr. Charles A. Berry, Chief of center medical programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, said that the dried food will be reconstituted with hot water rather than the cold water used for previous meals. Dr. Berry explained that hot food requires less energy to di gctt thu cold food. college plan to the State Department of Education for possible approval, after which it can be presented for voter ap- Droval in the school election lext April. Fred Davis, director of the junior college division of the state department, has stated that such plans should be In the hands of the state department not later than December of this year. The most urgent part of the campaign at this time, Dr. Scott stated, is to complete a survey in all school districts in the proposed college area to show student potential and other details required by the state department. These surveys should be made before the schools in the region are dismissed for summer vacation, he said. Dr. Scott also stated that the people in the proposed junior college area should keep in mind that the committee elected at the recent Hayti meeting is only a working group to gather tbe statistical data and other details of the proposal and send it in presentation form, as prescribed by the Missouri Junior Chrysler Corp. Recalls182 r QGO Faulty Autos DETROIT (AP) — The Chrys ler Corp. has called in 182,00( vehicles for repairs because o! possible faulty installation of a front suspension system of some 1966 Dodge and Plymouth auto mobiles. A company spokesman saic Monday the firms know of two cases in which two nuts came off a control arm strut to the front suspension system and 31 other cases where the nut" were found to be loose. Chrysler officials said the loose nuts were discovered on Dodge Coronets and Chargers and Plymouth Belvederes am Satellites built at Detroit and Los Angeles. The company said mechanica inspections were ordered lat< last month on all the cars, abou 45 per cent of which were brought to dealers for adjust ment. * * * General Motors officials had no comment on an article in the trade newspaper Automotive News which said some Oldsmo bile carburetors allowed gasoline to spill onto the engine and ignite. The Automotive News article said "serious problems have occasionally occurred when the plug in a so-called fuel inlet on the front of a quadrajet carbu retor has slipped out, permitting gasoline to spew over the engine and to ignite." The paper said the carburetors, built by Rochester Prod ucts division of GM, were installed on some early 1966 automobiles. It said Oldsmobile Issued a technical bulletin last February reporting the defect on the Cutlass, Starfire, Ninety- Eifht ud TocooMto MI* .... College Act of 1961, to the State! Department of Education for consideration. The state department's ap- >roval is necessary before t5ie iroposal can be presented in an election. Another function of the committee will be to provide information to the public so each voter can determine the need 'or a higher educational facility n the Bootheel. This committee will have nothing to do with where the iroposed college might be located," Dr. Scott said. "That matter Will be solely in the hands of the college; 5 board of trustees to be elected at large from the area to be served." By ANDREW BOROWIEC QUANG NGAI, Viet Nam (AP) •- Premier Nguyen Cao Ky indicated today that the crucial general elections may be postponed. "We will try to hold the elections by October," he said in an interview at the airbase here. His original pledge in the face of Buddhist unrest a month ago was to have the vote "within three to five months," indicating September at the latest. On the elections hinges Viet Nam's political future. The Ky government pledged them in the face of increasing demands for a civilian regime. Ky made an unscheduled flight to this northern province to have a look at war-battered villages wrested recently from Viet Cong control. He made his tour in a U.S. Marine helicopter. Heavily armed troops deployed and a plane constantly flew cover as the head of Sie military junta stemmed over the scars of Viet Nam's fighting 'and tragedy. * * * He was greeted by silent crowds of men and women gathered near shell-smashed homes surrounded by fields sprayed by crop-killing chemicals. "Pacification is progressing," Ky said. "In this area alone, 2,000 Viet Cong were killed in the past two months. This is great progress." ,. The premier said that pacification must "be carried effectively throughout the country" to permit the vote. "We will try to hold the elections by October. If we are strong and determined, we can do it." * * * Ky visited an area where entire regiments of Viet Cong have been operating. In the fortified village of Due Phung, Ky distributed American blankets and cooking oil to silent, expressionless women. Several hundred coolies were digging a giant ditch around the village, filling it with bamboo spikes as a protection against guerrilla infiltrations at night. American and Vietnamese officers said large units of guerrillas were still operating almost within immediate vicinity. As they spoke, there was a sound of distant explosions and two planes flew low over the jungle. Later, Ky visited the giant Chu Lai base of the U.S. 1st Marine Division where here paid tribute to Americans wounded in combat. Cambodia Is o She lled By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) — The U.S. command for the first time today officially acknowledged shelling into Cambodia. A spokesman sam American artillerymen unleashed a. heavy artillery barrage Saturday to silence "very heavy" automatic weapons and mortar fire from across the border. The Viet Cong was firing on a battalion of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division, which was making a sweep on the South Vietnamese SMILING IN SUNSHINE — A perfect day greet Gov. Orval Faubus here this morning as he arrived to assist in the opening of the Mississippi County Food Stamp program. Pictured are Sheriff William Berryman, Gov. Faubus, County Farm Supt. Dan Blodgett and County Judge A. A. Banks. (Courier News Photo) 'A MOST REWARDING PROGRAM' Eager, Semi-Literate Adults Ask to be Kept After School Those 320 adults who are learning such basics as reading and writing under the poverty program here have asked that their night classes be continued. "Many of them asked that the courses be extended," Director of Instruction L. D. Harris reported today, "and so we asked the State Department of Education for eight weeks extension. They granted it." Now, the instruction will continue through June 30. Originally, they were scheduled to end this week. >* * * Classes for people with no or very little education started on Nov 9. Local school officials MM, wrpriMd with UM re- of the public. The program underwent an expansion to take care of those who wanted to become literate. The adults attend classes two nights a week at Lange, Robinson, Franklin and Promised Land schools. "The work of these adults has been most gratifying," Harris reported today. TB Assn. to Meet Dr. John W. guest speaker Hard will be at Thursday night's annual spring meeting of the Mississippi County TB Association. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m, at ttu Goff Hotel. "Many of them could not read or write when they started and now they are able to master these skills to some small degree. "The teachers tell me that rapid progress has been made by almost all of the participants." * * » This, Harris went on, is more proof that "motivation is a prime factor in learning. These people are eager to learn. They work hard at the task of learning. It has been one of the most rewarding programs the school has sponsored." Those adults who complete the program on June 30 will receive certificates of achievement, Harris said. side of the Cai Bac River, the spokesman said. The artillery duel took place in Tay Ninh Province about 75 miles northwest of Saigon. This border sector has been the scene of the 1st Division's Operation Birmingham for the past nine days. During the drive, American troops seized the biggest cache of Viet Cong supplies of the war. The area has been pounded repeatedly in recent days by B52 bombers from Guam. They unloaded their 750-pound bombs there again today. American planes flew 305 combat sorties over South Viet Nam Monday, while the three- week lull in ground fighting persisted. There have been repeated unofficial reports of U.S. troops firing into Cambodia, but the disclosure today was the first official acknowledgment. * * * The spokesman said the decision to shell the Viet Cong across the frontier was made by the battalion commander on the spot. Field commanders are authorized to take any means at their disposal to protect their troops, the spokesman said. The area shelled contained no villages and the nearest settlement was about five miles away, he added. The 1st Division continued to find Viet Cong supplies. The U. S. spokesman said the haul to date included 1,367 tons of rice, 6,800 uniforms, 1,200 pairs of sandals, 1,850 shirts, 1,800 shorts 1925 gallons of fuel 1,pounds Of medical supplies 19 motorized boats, 35 sampans, 695 buildings and huts, 27 base camps and quantities of mortar shells, grenades and small-arms ammunition, * * * . In air action over North Viet Nam Monday, the spokesman reported, a Navy A4E Skyhawk jet was shot down by ground fire 10 miles norHieast of Vinh. The pilot was seen to parachute, but he was not picked up and is listed as missing in action. It was the 228th U. S. plane reported lost in action over North Viet Nam. North Viet Nam claimed three American planes were shot down Monday. The U. S. command an nounced earlier that the North Vietnamese shot down another Navy Skyhawk Monday and an Air Force A1E Skyraider late Sunday, but both pilots were rescued. Contest Changed The Little Miss Blytheville and Little Mr. Jaycee President Contests will be h e 1 d on May 12, Blytheville's Jaycettes have announced. Originally, the contest was to be held two nights. Rehearsals will be Wednesday May 11, at i:30 p.m. at Blythe- villt High School iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiniiiiiniiiiiiiiiiniiii U.R. PAVING BIDDING NEAR Bids will be asked on paving of Blytheville's Central Renewal District "within two or three weeks," according to City Housing Director Jack Carson. Carson said minor difficulties, including problems in compiling specifications, have caused a slight hold-up. "We should be through with site construction by the end of the current construction season," Carson said. Ex-Pastor's Wife Is Killed Mrs. Harold Kggensperger, wife of a former Blytheville Methodist pastor, was killed yesterday when the car in which she was riding overturned near Nevada, Mo. The accident occurred on U. S. Highway 71, four miles south of Rich Hill, Mo. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Central Methodist Church to. Fayetteville. Burial will be at 4 p.m. in Clarksville, Ark. Dr. Eggensperger served as pastor of Blytheville's First Methodist Church from 1955 to 1959. He has been pastor of Fayetteville's Central Methodist Church for about six years. Mrs. Eggensperger's son, Steven, 4, and sister, Miss Ruby Marie Young, of Clarksville, were other passengers in the car, which was driven by Mrs. Wynona Christine McClain, 60, of Rogers. All were hospitalized, but none were seriously injured and word from Fayetteville this morning had it that all have been returned to their homes. Officers said the accident occurred on a segment of highway which is under construction. Mrs. McClain evidently lost control of the car while rounding a curve. Officers said the car skidded and rolled over in a ditch. Moore Funeral Service o! Fayetteville is in charge. .'. Paper Clip Saves Bomber EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE Calif. (AP) — A paper clip saved an XB70 research bomber from breaking to pieces say its pilots. Air Force Col. Joseph Cotton, copilot when the 185-foot craft made a test flight Saturday, said he used the clip to short circuit a balky relay panel and force a stuck nose gear down into landing position. 'I'm convinced we would have broken the plane to pieces if we had tried to land without the nose gear locked in position," said the pilot, Al White, of North American Aviation. Cotton spent more than an hour talking to the ground by radio before locating the terminals in a junction box and paper clip. This bypassed a fashioning a connection from a faulty relay and provided tha signal to force the nose gear down. •nniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiini Weather Forecast Fair through Wednesday Cool again tonight with rising temperatures Wednesday. Highs this afternoon 72 to 76. Lows tonight in the 40s. Highs Wednesday in the 70s. Outlook Thursday mostly sunny and warm. 1IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII1IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII1IIIIIIIUIIIIIIIIIIIIIH !\

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