The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 20, 1966 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 20, 1966
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Bfrfttdfr (Art.) Ccnte Newt - Friday, Hfr ». ttt»» Pm tern STEERING INTO THE FUTURE—In the car of the future, it promises no longer to be the hand on the wheel but on the stick. Seeking ways of developing * ciaabproof car, automotive safety researchers at Ohio State University have come up with an experimental automatic control system utilizing a metal bar. At left, with a television screen standing in for the windshield, technical assistant Earl Boyer tests the control stick in simulated highway travel. Right, the control bar has a button by thumb to override automatic system should manual control be necessary. Industry Says Safety Issue Ford's May Sales Hurts By Charles C. Cain AP Business News Writer DETROIT (AP) - Ford Motor Co. officials say the hotly debated issue of automobile) safety cut sharply into sales this month. "Although we do not have final reports for the second 10 days of May, it appears sales are continuing at a lower rate for the industry," company President Arjay Miller said at the stockholders annual mee't- ing. An announcement by Henry Ford II, board chairman, that the company's earnings this year probably would not be as high as in 1965 sent stock prices tumbling in late trading on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday. Ford charged that publicity on the safety issue touched off by auto critic Ralph Nader also had hurt ttie cause of traffic safety. He told newsmen after the meeting he still considered Nader's charges that the industry has lagged in safety as irresponsible. He announced the company has trimmed its building program through next year by 10 per cent or about $130 million. He said this was a response to President Johnson's plea to businessmen to curtail capital expenditures to help the economy. * * * In another development focusing attention on the safety issue, the stockholders voted down a proposal that Nader be added to the firm's board of directors. Nader received 10,000 votes while management's slate of 17 directors bad an average of nearly 88 million votes each. Nader, who was not present at the three-hour meeting, drew scattered boos from many of the 1,452 delegates. He was nominated by Wilma Soss, president of Sie Federation of Women Shareholders in American Business. Oregon Primary A Viet War Yardstick By FRANK WETZEL PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon primary election next Tuesday should give a strong indication of how Americans feel about the war in Viet Nam. Rep. Robert B. Duncan, D- Ore., and Howard Morgan agree the war in Viet Nam completely has dominated their campaign for the Democratic nomination to the U.S. Senate. They are running for the seat now held by Democratic Sen. Maurine Neuberger, who has decided to retire. Duncan, 45, fully supports the policies of President Johnson in Viet Nam. He has been elected to the U.S. House twice and is a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee. He is a lawyer and the father of seven. Morgan, 52, says our involvement in a land war in Southeast Asia is a tragic mistake. He is a former state Democratic chairman and was a member of the Federal Power Commission for two years. He is co-owner of a Portland construction company and owns a cattle ranch. He is the father of four. Both are handsome, articulate and effective campaigners. Morgan, perhaps, is more outspoken. A third candidate, Gilbert Meyer, has drawn little support. One of Morgan's supporters is Sen. Wayne Morse, D-Ore. Morse says if Morgan doesn't win he will vote for Gov. Mark 0. Hatfield, who is running for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate and who also opposes Johnson'i policies in Viet Nam. * * * Duncan says oi the campaign: "I haven't been to one meeting where the first question wasn't about Viet Nam." "Peace is our common desire," he says. "Only th« methods for obtaining peace an at variance." Ironically, Morgan was among those who urged Duncan to run for the Senate. But, says Morgan, Duncan's announcement he would run "revealed not only a military cast of mind but a completely uncritical acceptance of those military authorities in Washington who consistently have been wrong in their estimate of the national interest and its requirements." Although Morgan says he supports the "Great Society," he also says of the Johnson administration: "Today we are led by men who within 90 days after the election of 1964 had repudiated the unmistakable mandate of the American people and adopted the policies of Barry Goldwater which the voters had massively rejected." "We need," Morgan adds, "more voices Of sanity and fewer presidential parrots and rubber stamps in the Senate." * * * "There is no road to peaceful settlement which we have not explored," says Duncan. "It cannot help our cause to negotiate with each other while Hanoi refuses to negotiate. I would prefer not to fight, but if I must, I will fight and fight to win our objectives and I would rather fight communism on the Meg- ong than on the Columbia." Morgan says the reason we have refused to deal with the Viet Cong, "and it has never been announced by our government, is that we do not propose to allow the Viet Cong to participate In any government in Viet Nam which they eventually might control, because that government might then ask us to leave. "And we art not willing to leave because we then would have to abandon more than • billion dollars in huge, permanent military bases we now are building secretly, not only in Viet Nam but clear across to Burma. And without those bases we couldn't have the ahowdown with China which if the reason we went Into Viet Nam in the first place." Bedside Ait Cheers Patients By PATRICK E. O'KEEFE CHICAGO (AP) — A patient looks dour in the middle of what is shaping up as a hard day at the hospital. Then into the room comes a pink cart full of art pushed by a handsome, gray-haired woman in a pink smock who smiles and says, "How about a new pic- tare?" Soon, the patient, his ailment sometimes forgotten, is examining prints of paintings by Monet, Renoir, Cezanne and Winslow Homer. Doctors at Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital said in an interview the pictures definitely aid recuperation. There was the description of one patient: "A woman who had been extremely ill felt the picture in her room was a great factor in her recovery. She said she would concentrate as hard as she could on her picture whenever she felt herself slipping into a troubled and confused state of mind." Mrs. John Chappell is chairman of the women's board art committee. Once each week she and Mrs. John M. McDowell or another volunteer wheels the carts around the 856-bed hospital. They carry more than 600 prints — to court the aesthetic whims from those of a 10-year- old tonsillectomy patient to a terminal cancer victim. A staff surgeon said comments by patients that the pictures bave helped their recovery are "just kind of common." Dr. Alfred P. Solomon, a psychiatrist, said he was delighted with the success of the art project, adding: "Scientific efficiency la important in medical care. But Critics Seek Re-examination Of Draft System Procedures WASHINGTON (AP) Congressional critics pressed today for an exhaustive re-examination of the nation's military draft system. They charged present procedures are inconsistent, inequitable, discriminatory and as outdated as the horse cavalry. Two resolutions were introduced in the House asking appointment of special investigating committees. In the Senate, called upon the President to appoint a commission to review the "many inconsistencies and inequities" of the draft. The developments came as Pentagon officials reported Thursday Secretary sf Defense Robert S. McNamara opposes the idea of allowing service in the Peace Corps or similar programs to be accepted as a substitute for military service. McNamara left this question unanswered when he a Montreal speech Wednesday that the inequities in the draft might be remedied "by asking every young person in the United States to give two years of service to his country" In uniform, the Peace Corps or other ftelp-mankind programs. * * * Some members of Congress said, however, that alternatives to military service should b e considered. Among the possibilities, they listed the Peace Corps, hospital or slum work, urban construction and conservation. But in Dallas, Tex., Lt. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey, Selective Service director, said he doubts Congress can be sold on a plan that would substitute some other form of service for military duty. , "It's awfully hard to keep that 'something else' wimin reasonable limits," Hershey said. He declined further comment on the resolutions, saying similar proposals have been offered in the past. Hershey was in Texas to accept a Boy Scout award. In the Senate, Nelson drew support from Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., and Jacob K. Javits, R-N.Y., when he introduced the resolution seeking a draft review. *• Javits said college deferments should be abandoned because "mostly poor guys are ending up in Viet Nam." Sen. Ernest iGruening, D-Alaska, said the I draft should be suspended until the study is completed. * * » Rep. Donald Fraser, D-Minn., cosponsor of one of the House resolutions, termed present draft laws "patently discriminatory against the poor and uneducated." He said those who don't have the money to go to college stand a better chance of being drafted. Rep. William E. Minshall, R- Ohio, sponsor of the other resolution, said the current system "no more fills today's military requirements than would Bie horse cavalry, the BIT or the Springfield rifle." But Rep. L. Mendel .Rivers, D- S.C., chairman ofciihe House Armed Services j Committee which normally would handle an inquiry into the draft, opposed the creation of special committees to take over the task. CALIFORNIA POPULATION FORECAST m<»B M THOUSWM II IN 7 OF All 3UM 28,025 24,733 5 IV i >* ' 1966 1970 1975 1980 1990 2000 ores predicting the growth of its population. Estimates for July 1 of the various years are shown above. A constant.;; figure of 310,000 (or the military population is assumed for ,,• each year. It has varied between 290,000 and 321X100 swaH 1960. If these predictions cm comer, the namber of KsK deats wiU be doabled by tte par 2000. Brought back by popular demand PtymouthFuiy Silver Special Same special car at a special price..* now in 5 popular colors- silver, white, or 3 shades of blue. Same big, full-size Fury. Same special low price. Same great deals. And still with this big package of extras as standard equipment: • whitewalls • special wheel covers • deluxe upper door moldings • blue, all-vinyl interior Plus our ail-time great 5-year/50,000-mile warranty* on the parts that keep you going. Get immediate delivery on the special color of your choice, but huny; 'Plymouth's MgiRe and driw train wanantyt Chrysler Corponwoa warrants the following parts of Its 1966 cars for 5 years or 50400 mites, whichever comes first, during which time any such parts pnwed defective to material or workmanship will be replaced or repaired at » Chrysler Motors Corporation Authorized Dealer, without charge for such parts or labor-, engine block, head and internal parts, intake manifold, water pump, transmission case and internal parts (except manual dutch), torque converter, drive shaft, universal joints, rear axle and differential and rear wheel bearings. These maintenance services are required under the warranty-change engine oil every 3 months or 4#» miles, whichever comes first; replace oil filter every second oil change; clean carburetor air filter every 6 months and replace it every 2 year* every 6 months tarnish evidence of this (•quired service to a Chrysler Motors Corporation Authorized Dealer and ha»»«mcartify iccciptof sneh evidence and jour cart mileage. Something wonderful happens at your Plymouth DealerV CHRYSLER MOTORS COBPORADON - North, Blytheville, Ark:

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