The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 23, 1966 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 23, 1966
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 62—NO. 68 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS (72815) MONDAY, MAY 28, 1966 TIN CENTS 16 PAGES KY BREAKS BACK OF VIET REBELLION TRAFFIC DEATH COUNT MOtn The toll of lives of motor-vehicle accidents continues to rise. The count for the first two months of 1966 was 5 percent over the same period last year-6,950 to 6,620, according to compilations of the National Safety Council. Newsmap shows standing of the individual states for the period and lists Arkansas with a 17 percent decrease in lives lost. Oregon and Maryland showed no change. Wrecks Kill Seven By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Four persons died in one crash and single accidents on Arkansas highways took the lives of three others during the weekend. The multiple-death accident, first one reported after the weekend count of traffic fatalities by the Associated Press began a 6 p.m. Friday, occurred when a car and tractor-trailer rig collided at Lake Village. The count ended at midnight Sunday. Killed were Jimmy Ed Perrin, 20, of Watson in Desna County, driver of the car; George W. Slusser, 21, of Turtle Creek, Pa.; Linda Reeves. 17, and her sister Judy, 19, both of McGehee. Mrs. Magorre Thompson, 43, of Stephens, was killed Sunday when the car driven by her husband left Arkansas 57 in a curve 18 miles west of Camden and struck a tree. A. L. Morris, 24, of Rector, was killed when a car driven by Roger Gregory, 18, also of Rector, overturned on Arkansas 139 three miles south of Rector Sunday. Bobby Ashby, 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Odessa Ashby of Conway, was struck and killed by a car Saturday as h'e attempted to cross U.S. 65 at Conway. Luxora Caught Up In Industrial Tiff A thriving town in the grand old days when agriculture reigned supreme, Luxora has suffered economically from the transfer of much of its population to more urban areas. Some Luxorans claim the city must attract industry in order to survive, but a number of dissidents — like farmer J. R. Gathings — are, while approving the general goal, in vehement disagreement with the city's most recent industry- hunting venture. "This is the biggest farce Ij ever heard of," Gathings said this morning of an industrial bond issue vote scheduled for Tuesday, May 31. Purpose of the vote is to determine whether the city can raise $40,000 toward acquisition of some 10 acres north of the city. . L "Yeah, and that land is just a big water hole," Gathings claims. "They're trying to get a West Memphis company to locate here. It'll be a big econom- is Bumper, Exchange, a manufacturer of automobile bumpers. "At the most this company might employ 25 people," he said. "All of those would likely be colored people. It isn't worth $40,000 for the remuneration the city would get out of it." Gathings charged backers of the bond issue including some Luxora property - owners, with "an hilarious and irresponsible attempt to waste the city's money on land that will only be profitable in the form of little ic boost, oh, sure. It will employ maybe 15 people." A source close to Luxora Mayor Moses Sliman said the mayor subscribed "a whole hundred per cent" to Gathings feelings." The West Memphis firm involved, according to the source, PO Leasing Plan Is Meeting Topic A meeting for builders, contractors, investors and lending agencies is being scheduled for Thursday in West Memphis to explain the post office leasing program. Thursday's meeting begins at t p.m. and will be held in the municipal court room of the West Memphis city hall. A new post office building will be constructed in Osccola under this program in the near future. 13-year-old Charged With Murder of Boy LONDON (AP) - Police have charged a 13-year-old boy with Texas Governor Dies at Age 72 AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) — Young Dan Moody, fresh out of a central Texas high school, halted his work on an electric power pole to watch a woodpecker hammering at a nearby tree. "That woodpecker caused me to make up my mind. I decided if that bird could make a living using his head that I could too," Moody said. The young man climbed down from the pole, went to nearby Taylor, Tex., quit his job, and enrolled in the University of Texas. He earned a law degree at the Austin school and went on to become the state's youngest governor. Moody, 72, died Sunday at his murdering schoolboy. an eight-year-old Detectives believe the child died in a death-dare gum* called "the chicken run." home. He had been ill since 1961. He was elected governor when he was 33 years old and retired from politics in 1931, only four years after taking office as chief executive of Texas. Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the First Methodist church with burial in the state cemetery in Austin. Pet Clinics Set Rabies vaccination clinics have been scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. On Tuesday, the clinic, where pets may be vaccinated at special, reduced prices, will be in the Junior Chamber of Commerce building on North Second. Wednesday, the vaccination site will be on South Lake. Hours are 2 to 5 p.m. both dayi. weekend spending, sprees." Gathings claimed they are mis-representing the issue as an attempt to sponsor an industrial program, "whereas in reality By EDWIN Q. WHITE SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) — The last rebel headquarters in Da Nang surrendered today, giving Premier Nguyen Cao Ky virtually unchallenged control of South Viet Nam's second largest city after eight days of bloodshed. Some 400 antigovernment soldiers poured out of Da Nang's Tinh Hoi pagoda and gave up their large store of arms without firing a shot. An overwhelming force of marines and 13 armored cars ringed the Buddhist stronghold. The capitulation came less than 12 hours before expiration of an ultimatum by the junta to declare he rebel soldiers deserters unless they ended the revolt by 6 p.m. About 400 rebels gave up Sunday. Ky's success, despite sharp Initial U.S. disapproval of his surprise troop movement north, gave the 35-year-old premier a considerable boost in his cam- paign to retain power and retain control of the army's 1st Corps area. vbg With the tide turned In his favor in Da Nang, Ky also moved his troops against anti- American rioters who set two U.S. military vehicles on fire outside the main Buddhist Institute in Saigon. The troops threw rows of barbed wire around the institute to contain further disorders. One influential monk, Thien Minn, announced a mass Bud- dist "march of peace" in Saigon Wednesday. He disassociated the Buddhist leadership from involvement in the rioting. Minn is a lieutenant of Tri Quang, the principal Buddhist leader in the north and reputed architect of the antigovernment campaign. As a precaution, the U.S. Command extended the nightly curfew for American troops in Saigon from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. Previously the curfew ran from midnight to 5 a.m. American billets near the Buddhist Institute also were evacuated. * * * The fast-breaking political developments came against a backdrop of increased U.S. and Vietnamese activity against tha Viet Cong. The U.S. 1st Cavalry, Airmobile, Division reported killing 47 more Viet Cong Sunday in Operation Crazy Horse, bringing tha reported enemy toll in seven days of lighting in the central highlands 250 miles northeast of Saigon to 207 Communists. With somewhat unproved weather, U.S. Air Force and Navy planes flew 49 missions against North Viet Nam Sunday. This was 10 more than the previous day and considerably more than last week when monsoon rains plagued the air offensive. The Viet Cong struck back by sinking a U.S. Navy "swift" boat with recoilless rifle fire on the Dinh Ba River 20 miles southeast of Saigon. It was the first loss of one of the 50-foot, aluminum-hulled boats. Moderate casualties were reported among the six crew members. Vietnamese headquarters government troops killed 59 Communists out of an estimated force of 200 in an operation 33 miles southeast of Saigon, and killed 35 in another sweep in northernmost Quang Tri Province. Another 10 Reds were reported killed during a Viet Cong attack on the Tarn Ky airstrip 35 miles south of Da Nang. No planes were damaged, but the Vietnamese took moderate casualties, the spoksman said. Among the government opponents captured in Da Nang was the city's mayor, Dr. Nguyen Van Man, who was considered a prime mover in the revolt. Ky threatened to execute Man as a Communist plotter last month but later backed away from the threat. Bobby Raps Ike's Weapons Proposal WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. jfense of Europe." Robert F. Kennedy declared today it 'would be a terrible mistake" for the United States to heed former President Dwight D. Eisenhower's suggestion for the possibie-U:S.-trans-, fer of nuclear weapons to European allies. In an interview, the New York Democrat said "it would be a betrayal of our responsibility, which is greater than any other nation's since we created nuclear weapons, to spread them to other countries." In separate interviews, Sen. Bourke B. Hickenlooper, R- lowa, former chairman of the Senate - House Atomic Energy Committee, and Sen. Stuart But Hickenlooper said he is "against selling or delivery of nuclear weapons to any other {""Si-i", >»««<=« in lediuy Symington D . Mo ., former sec- it's just tryuig to make a quick r | (ary % f ' the Ajr p also nlU'lr . ... «. buck. He added, "We don't have a doctor here, nor a hospital, nor a school of any consequence. Who do they think they're kidding when they say they're trying to attract first-class industry?" Gainings charged acquisition of the property for the bumper manufacturer would "bring back the bad old days of rootin', tootin' weekends." Sliman was said to have objected on similar grounds. The mayor, according to one observer has no objection to raising $40,000 for the property, but prefers to wait until an industry of more potential is available. voiced objections to the Eisenhower suggestion. Eisenhower, in a letter made public Saturday by Sen. Henry Ednam, F. Kelly. -N.YR M. Jackson, D-Wash., and Rep. Ednam F. Kelly. D-N.Y., called for a "drastic" revision of the Atomic Energy Act that banned the transfer of nuclear weapons to other nations. The former commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization wrote that he feels "we should seek authority to sell appropriate nuclear weapons to other governments, under special conditions and arrangements — to be approved by the NATO organization — that could operate effectively in the de- No Charges to Be Filed Against Gerald Swindle LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court refused today to order the Greene County prosecutor to file charges against the former husband of an English woman in a custody dispute. The court rejected the request by Mrs. Valerie Day Swindle, who wanted charges filed against her ex-husband, Gerald Swindle. Mrs. Swindle, 22, of Cheltenham, England, wanted her former husband charged for leaving Arkansas with their daughter, 3-year-old Sharon Swindle. The child was spirited by Swindle from outside Mrs. Guy Newcomb Elected Guy Newcomb of Oscepla was elected second vice president of the Arkansas Pharmaceutical Association when that group held its annual meeting in Little Rock over the weekend. Approximately 600 pharmacists from over Arkansas at tended tin meeting. Swindle's home in Cheltenham last year and Mrs. Swindle came to the United States seeking custody of the child. Greene Chancery Court at Paragould, where Mrs. Swindle lives, awarded her custody of the child, but this came two days after Swindle and the child disappeared. Swindle, 26, of Jonesboro, later turned up with the child in California. He has married again. He recently said he plans to take fiie child and his new wife to South Africa. The Swindles were married in 1962. Last year Swindle obtained a divorce from his wife and, on Aug. 9, had the divorce decree modified to give him custody of the child. But three months later, the court cancelled the temporary custody awarded to Swindle — who had already left for California - but refused to set aside the order of Aug. B. The prosecutor's office aaid that until the order of Aug. 9 was reversed, It could no nothing about trying to obtain custody of Swindle in California. bad and added: proposition I 'Just as a would be against it." BULLETIN Mississippi County Economic Opportunity Commission will receive » $354,882 conduct and administration grant from the Office of Economic Opportunity, Sen. J. W. Fulbright announced from Washington today. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Symington said he thinks the Soviet Union would respond to any U.S. transfer of nuclear weapons by pulling out of negotiations for a proposed nonproliferation treaty. Hickenlooper called for amplification of Eisenhower's proposal. Jackson said a Senate Government Operations subcommittee he heads will go deeper into the matter in pursuing its current inquiry into NATO policies. "This nuclear problem is one that we are deeply concerned about," Jackson said, "because rightly or wrongly much of the (NATO) trouble involves it. My own view is that we should be very slow to make any changes in the basic system under which we are operating." Kennedy said he doubts that the NATO allies, including West iermany, would want the kind of nuclear proliferation inherent in Eisenhower's suggestion. Eisenhower did not mention Germany in connection with nuclear weapons. But he said that to make up for the French Withdrawal of forces from NATO, "other nations, more specially the Federal Republic of Germany, should be encouraged to develop more military lower." Kennedy noted that any transfer of nuclear weapons to European countries "would tend to :omplicate our relations with India and Pakistan and with Israel and Egypt." "This suggestion does not go to the heart of the problem of what we and our allies will be facing in the 1970 - what the next generation of Americans will be facing." he said. "Our efforts in the long-term vital interests of peace for mankind should be to restrict the spread of nuclear weapons, not encourage it." Symington said he is worried about the fact that the United States has distributed hundreds of nuclear weapons to other countries, although it maintains control of those weapons. "To we best of my knowledge," he said, "the Russians have not distributed nuclear weapons outside their own country, tven to their own tatel- ilites, let alone their presumed allies." Last week President Johnson was reported to have discussed with key advisers,.among other things, the possibility of moving NATO's 'military and'political aeadquarters from Paris to Bel- See KENNEDY on Page 14 Robert F. Kenned; Rude Men Miss USA's Pet Peeve By KAY BARTLETT MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP)Miss USA said today that good manners for men are a must in her book. "Men who have bad manners could be called my pet peeve," said who night. Maria Judith war selected Remenyi, Saturday 'I like men to be masculine," Miss Remenyi said. "I hate femininity in men." Miss Remenyi, a 5-foot-6 brunette was born in Denmark of Hungarian parents and came to this country 10 years ago. She speaks four languages and intends to add a fifth-French- soon. Miss Remenyi of El Cerrito, Calif., is a junior at the University of California at Berkeley. She represented her home state in a field of 49 beauties from 48 states and the District of Columbia. A hint of the outcome was given Thursday night when photog- graphers chose Miss Remenyi as 'Miss Pixable," indicating she also is photogenic. • • * Runnersup in the 15th annual Miss USA Pageant were Pat Denne, Miss Connecticut; Elaine Richards, Miss Indiana; Judy Ann Slayton, Miss North Dakota, and Randy Beard, Miss Florida. Miss Remenyi was born in Tversted, Denmark 20 years ago Her father, Edward A. Remenyi, was stationed there as an officer in the Hungarian army. * * * Eleven months later the family returned to Hungary. In 1956 the Remenyi family, including Maria and her 5-y«,-ar-old sister, Elizabeth, fled from Budapest to Austrif and then were brought to the United States aboard an Army plane. "We would hive gon« to Denmark, but my father's sister, Carmen, had lived ir. California since 1950 and we decided to join her," Maria said. The willowy, 118-pound beauty is majoring in physics and hopes to get a doctorate and do research in high-energy physics. Maria would like to combine marriage and a career and have three or four children. She has shoulder-length hair and measures 35-23-35. She said she will use the $5,000 prize money to continue her education and take her family to Hawaii. In July she will return to Miami beach to compete for the title of Miss Universe now held by Apsara Hongsakula of Bangkok, Thailand. COPE Okays Candidate LITTLE ROCK (A)-Fdster Johnson of Little Rock got tha endorsement of the AFL-CIO's Committee on Political Educa- ion here Saturday over inclihi- bent Sen. John L. McClelland °: To rousing laughter and ap^ >laiise, Johnson said, "I "don't hink my opponent is here because I don't think you'd let iiim in." The committee met to consider qualifications of congressional candidates and endorsed two incumbents—Rep. Wilbur Mills in the 2nd District and Rep. J. W. Trimble in the 3rd District. Lee Ward of Jonesboro was chosen in his 1st District race against incumbent E. C. Gathings of West Memphis. All candidates were invited but none of the incumbents appeared. After hearing the candidates, COPE started to reprimand a Pine Bluff labor group for endorsing a candidate. It backed off, however, when a question arose over whether such an endorsement was made. Delegates from the group, tha Jefferson County Trades Council denied that it was. Tha council was accused of endors- ng Dean Murphy of Texarkana. David Burleson of Fayetteville, a candidate in the 3rd District against Trimble and run Evans of Hot Springs, was he only aspirant who failed t« appear. Mills' two opponents did appear — Jack Eardley and Arhur Mills, both of Little Rock. Congress Asked to Raise Temporary Debt Ceiling By JOSEPH R. COYNE WASHINGTON (AP) - The Treasury Department asked Congress today to raise the temporary debt ceiling to $332 billion for the fiscal year which begins July 1. The Ceiling—which was raised by Congress last year to a temporary $328 billion would drop to the permanent level of $285 billion if Congress fails to act. In the past, Congress has always lifted the ceiling although it sometimes declined to give the administration as much leeway as it requested. In testimony prepared for a closed-door meeting of the House Ways and Means Committee, Charles L. Schultze, director of the Judget Bureau, said the deficit for the current fiscal year which ends June 30 should total $3.9 .rillion instead of the $6.4 billion estimated in January. And he said there's no reason at this time to change the estimate of spending for the next fiscal year which begins July 1 although ha mentioned as imponderables the Viet Nam war and programs approved or being considered by Congress which the administration didn't request. Total spending ior the next fiscal year was estimated by the administration in January at $112.8 billion, including $58.3 billion for defense. "We have no reason at this time to change that January estimate," Schultze said. Any revisions now, he added, would be highly conjectural and premature. iiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiwiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiB' Weather forecast Partly cloudy, windy and warm this afternoon and early tonight with scattered thunderstorms. Chance of a few locally severe thunderstorms. Clear to partly cloudy later Umight and Tuesday. High today 84 to 92. Low tonight 55 to 6«. High Tuesday 72 to 77. A SO percent probability of showers today and 30 percent early tonight. Out* look Wednesday fair and mild, iunmimmimijiiilniiiiinmmiiiiiiiiiiiniiiinm intiiminiiia.

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