The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 24, 1966 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 24, 1966
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Mytnevffle (Art.) Courier tTewi - Tuesday, M«y M, 19M- Pige By* , f GOP Presidential Field Thinner? By JAMES MARLOW Associated Press News Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) - The ranks of the would-be 1968 Republican presidential candidates look a little thinner — maybe — but a politician's second thoughts are like a rescue squad that keeps him breathing. The Republicans have had some notable switdi-arounds, like New York's Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, Barry Goldwater, and former Vice President Richard M. Nixon. All of them at one time or another said they wouldn't dream of wanting the Republican presidential nomination —Rockefeller and Goldwater just said It again — and then contradicted themselves. Monday Rockefeller, saying he would seek a third term as governor this year, declared himself out of the presidential running "forever, without re- gervation." He had sought the nomination twice. in 1959, when he said he would not be a candidate in 1960, he described bis decision as "defi nite and final." As the 1960 convention drew near he said he was willing to be drafted. Nixon got the nomination. When Rockefeller did actively go after it in 1964, Goldwater got it, only to be drowned in that year's election by President Johnson. This month Goldwater, asked tf he'd try again, said, "It would be stupid. It would be a mistake to nominate anybody who was beaten as bad as I was. I would be the first to say no." 'But at the same time he said be expects the 1968 Republican convention to be about as conservative as the one which nominated him two years ago. If he changes his mind about run- Ding, it won't be the first time. » * * From 1960 to 1964 he kept say- ing he would not seek the presidential nomination, didn't want it, and simply wanted to run for the Senate. Then on Jan. 3, 1964, he declared himself a candidate and began campaigning. Now he is saying again he just wants to run for the Senate, this time in 1968. In politics Nixon is a hardy perennial who has flip-flopped like the others. Within a year after John P. Kennedy defeated him for the presidency in 1960 Nixon was saying, "I shall not be a candidate for president in 1964. I shall be a candidate for governor of California in 1962." And he was, only to beaten by Gov. Edmund G. Brown. Then Nixon promptly held a news conference, denounced the press for its treatment of him, and declared it was his last news conference: "You won't have Nixon to kick around." * * * He went even further 10 days later, saying that was his last campaign for public office. Within a few months he was holding news conferences again. And in 1963 he was saying he would not be a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination again. "That answers all questions of that type," he said. "My statement means there can be no draft." But in 1964 he said he waul accept a draft, explaining: "I :he opportunity should come again, I would accept it." Gold water got it. Since then Nixon has fcep limself in the public eye with statements, oral and written, on public affairs and running the ;overnment, avoiding talk abou he 1968 nomination which he might not be anxious for if by hen President Johnson is riding high. 'PEACE TO Pacific Oceon MARIANAS E. IU.SJL CNlwtTOK • IONAK *.»• :. . «ONGEU» CAROLINES, MARSHALL IS. The Peace Corps h fuming its attention to a largely forgotten area—Micronesia, 2,MI islands and cord otolb jn the western Pacific taken from Japan at- the end of World War • and since administewd by the United Stores under United Nations trusteeship. The area is a. paradise wife ptoHems-nitderstafied schools, bad roads, insufficient roedi- col facilities, inadequate Miter and sanitary systems. A campaign launched on campuses across the country seeks to sign up Jme graduates to help out Goal is to have some 750 island mews—the M " volunteers at work in ttw tt by next January. », ManfaoHs and Carolines— Minimum Wage Bill Debate Opens Today MANILA NEWS MUiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuni MRS. W. M. DAVIDSON Woman's Society of Christian Service of First Methodist Church met at the home of Mrs. Glenn Holmes Tuesday afternoon with 15 members attending. Mrs. W. A. Thieme led the program using a meditation, "Heritage and Horizon." Mrs. Holmes, president, presided at the business meeting at which time the secretary, Mrs. Joe Hutton, read the minutes of the previous meeting which were approved. Mrs. Vaughn Shownes gave report on the May Breakfast. Discussion was had concern- Ing visits made to the nursing home. Mrs. Roy Samples, secretary of campus ministry, was appointed to decorate the table for the tea honoring the seniors Sunday afternoon and plans were completed for the event. Announcement was made that the Installation service would be Sunday evening, May 22. After Mrs. J. 0. Rook gave the dismissal prayer, the hostess served cake and punch. Mrs. Samples presided at the punch BARBER CRAFTSMEN CHICAGO (AP) — Bartering today is becoming a sophisticated business. Arthur Wilson, who isn't a barber himself, owns an International Men's Hair Styling shop. He imported barbers from Europe. "Some of our barbers make $12,000 a year," Wilson said. "It is becoming a professional craftsman's job." Read Courier News Classifieds END FEAR of doctor ana hospital Dills. Mutual or Omaha hospital, surgical, medical expense and Income protection plan pay bit benefits fast and the cost Is low. Give yourself and family biff protection, new peace of mind. Call or write — Frank King, Agent P.O. Box DM — BlythevlU* Phone PO MOM Representing Mutual of Omaha MUTUAL OP 'OMAHA INfURANCC COMPANY Un INIURANCB: UNITED OF OMAHA Ham*. Off Ice: Omaha, Nebraska service. Miss Helen Howell was recently elected to the Student Association of Harding College at Searcy as representative of the junior class. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice M. Howell of Manila. Mrs. Maggie Billings, Mrs. Cordia Thompson and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Curtwright spent the weekend in Johnson City, 111., visiting Mrs. Sarah Thompson and children. WINDMILLS KEEP WEIGHT ON CATTLE BROKEN ARROW, owa. (AP) — Modern steel windmills, located to save steps for range cattle, play a part in producing beefier steaks for U. S. households. PJaced so no thirsty steer will have to walk more than a mile to water, thousands of windmills are at work on the ranches of- Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and other large ranching states, according to W. C. Dean, vice president of Aermotor Division of Braden • Aermotor Corporation. The company, which produces more than 80 per cent of all U. S. made windmills, estimates that more than 100,000 windmills are in service in Texas alone cutting cattle weight losses. By JOHN BECKLER WASHINGTON (AP) — The Souse opens debate today on a bill to raise the federal minimum wage in two steps to $1.60 and extend its coverage to 7.2 million more employes, including nearly a half million farm workers. Opponents warn inflation and unemployment could result from the bill, which would increase the present $1.25 an hour THEY'RE CUTTING DIAMONDS IN THE APARTMENT BELOW LISBON (AP)-Intrigued lodgers of a Lisbon apartment building now have the answer to their questions about that scraping noise on the second floor. For two years, according to a recently published communi que, DIALAP (Portuguese company for diamond cutting) had employed Portuguese apprentices and oreign workers, cutting the gems from Angola in a fashionable building of Avenida dos Estados Unidos. This year the company moved to its own suburban building, whose new workshops holding 650 workers will be the largest of their kind in Europe. Production of stones last year reached 5,120 carats in the apartment workshops, but the president of the board of direc- :ors, Cmdr. Ernesto de Vilhena, says.he hopes the output will double this year. minimum to $1.60 by Feb. 1, committee worked on the bill 1968. There would be an interim increase to $1.40 next Feb. 1. In one of the most controversial sections of the bill, farm workers would be included at $1 an hour next Feb. 1, and get two annual 15 cent raises to $1.30 by would call for the coverage of tipped employes in restaurants, bring smaller retail and service established under the act and require overtime in canneries. In its proposed new coverage the bill exceeds the 4.2 million Feb. 1, 1969. The other newly j additional workers reconv covered workers would start at the same level but get addition- alls-cent raises to $1.60 by 1971. * ! * Passage of a bill in some form is regarded as certain, but several attempts are expected to trim both the wage increase an mended by the administration. The administration did not ask for coverage of farm workers. The proposed wage increase also reaches $1.60 faster than the administration wanted. President Johnson did not propose a specific increase but ad- ALMOST UNANIMOUS Tobacco is grown in 118 of Kentucky's 120 counties. LIGHTNING STRUCK TWICE MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP)-Mrs C. R. Newell and her 9 - month old daughter jumped out of th frying pan and' into the fire when lightning struck their home here. The two scurried across the street to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Allen. About two hours later, the Allen home caught fire — apparently the result of the lightning. Buell W. Carter, MFA Agent 600 N. 6th Next Door to Dixie Pig Phone PO 3-3361 FASHION BEAUTY COLLEGE 214 East Hale Ave. Osceola, Ark. Phone LO 3-2971 "Beauty Culture Is a Rewarding Career, Interesting & Dignified, Too" Budget Terms Available Social Security Benefits To ThoSe Who Qualify Discharged Veterans Are Permitted And Encouraged To Enroll. Call or Come In for More Detailed Information. JANIECE FRAZIER, Owner — ALICE LOTT, Instructor ARMY WORMS IN WHEAT 2-Way Radio - Belter Customer Service Gene Hood Flying Service DEPENDABLE — EXPERIENCED — INSURED Blyrheville — Phon. PO 3-3410, PO 3-4242 Manila — Phone 561-4532 the committee to recede from the $1.75 top it agreed on last year. The committee estimates the total increase in payroll costs for the first year of the bill would be slightly over $1 billion. the coverage. No votes are ex-1 ministration opposition forced pected before Wednsday. , Chief target of members from rural areas is the proposal tc bring farm workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act fo the first time. The bill is aimed at farm operations with at least seven full-time employes. The House Education and Labor Commit tee says this would affect 48 000 employes, or 39 per cent o the nation's farm workers, bu only 1.6 per cent of the farms. Other proposals that drew opposition during the year the Toward NATO Get Tough Popular in Pentagon By FRER S. HOFFMAN |a major combat force in Ger- WASHINGTON (AP) - Sent! ment appears to be growing in the Pentagon for a get-tough attitude toward North Atlantic Treaty Organization nation: that shirk their common defensi responsibilities. Some key authorities have indicated they would like to see U.S. forces thinned down in Eti rope . A source said failure of West Germany to meet a two-year commitment to buy about $1.3 billion in arms and military supplies from the United State could bring moves toward American troop reduction there. So far — with only a little more than a year to go in the commitment period — German is more than $1 billion short in its promised purchases, officials said. The rising irritation in the Defense Department is stimulated by: —Growing manpower requirements for the Viet Nam war at a time when the United State has the equivalent of six Army divisions and a total of nearly 225,000 fighting men massed along the iron curtain in Germany. —Continued reluctance by NATO countries, including Germany, to maintain their defense budgets and contribute to their abilities in the defense of, Europe. It is understood that West erman Defense Minister Kai- Uwe Von Hassel received little sympathy from Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara during recent conferences here in which Von Hassel told of Germany's difficulties in meeting its' agreement to buy war goods Tom the United States. This agreement, and others that preceded it, are designed to offset U.S. costs in maintaining YES! Cold Storage! CALL TODAY — DO NOT DELAY rKU I tl» I Your FURS and Woolens from Moths and other Summer Dangers with Professionally safe Vault or Box Storage. FULL BOX $2.95 PER BOX Includes $100.00 Insurance valuation. 2% added for each additional $100.00 valuation. MI-WA Laundry-Cleaners 220 N. Second St. Fhone PO 3-4471 OPEN NIGHTS 'TIL 8:00 Under Hew Management! LOGAN'S TEXACO SERVICE and the RED ROOSTER INN Serving a Complete Menu with the Finest Chair-Broiled Steaks Between Memphis and St. Louis 'Trust Your Car to the Man with the Star" R. E. JAQUES, STATION MGR. KATIE JAQUES, INNKEEPER No. 9 Road and Interstate 55 4 Miles No. of Blytheville Vi Mil* East of Yarbro School PO 3-9715 — "We Never Close" many. In a speech to the American Society of Newspaper Editors in Montreal last'week, McNamara once again underscored -his views that prosperous must do more. "We have had, over the last few years, as many men in uniform as all the nations of Western Europe combined — even population than our defense spending this year will total $4.37 billion — well beJSir the 1965 estimate of ?5 biliionf- * * * Germany has 12 divisions m its army but U.S. military lead though they have a half again greater own,' McNamara said. "Now, the American allies | ers complain that Germany,&•? not provided the backup fofc|F,t the support structure and logistic requireemnts that woiffi!" make this 12 division fprce^' first-class army. McNamara is reported to have told the Germans that-he will not stand by and see .the U.S. 7th army in Germany in a position where its flanks are held by inadequate German and NATO forces. people are not going to shirk their obligations in any part of the world, )ut they clearly cannot be ex- jected to bear a disproportionate share of the common burden indefinitely." The U.S. officials are particu- arly incensed by graphs show ng economic, growth and de- ense spending in. the NATO countries. What bothers them is a leveling off in defense spending in some of these countries at a ime when their gross national iroducts are rising. they went home to get out of The Institute of Strategic]their "in" clothes and get into,, itudies estimates West German' some "out" clothes. - - 'IN 1 IS OUT IN MEMPHIS 7 MEMPHIS (AP) - Polka jtoti shirts and bell - bottom slacks ^ are definitely "no-go" at West-'? wide High School here. ,-_•• Two freshmen, decked out-onr the groovy threads, were spot; v ted by Principal W. P. WoodardT as they stood in the lunch line."-t After a brief "conference,";. Meet Your'Carrier SPENCER GOWAN .' Carrier of Month Hi's Watchword — Service ; Outstanding Courier News carrier for the month of April was Spencer Gowan son of Mr. and : Mrs. J. C. Gowan,, 624 SE Parkway. Spencer has been a Courier News carrier for,' the past nine months. His route includes East Cherry and East Rose between Lilly and Ruddle. _Like all Courier carriers, he listed his hobbies •' as fishing, baseball and making money. On the Courier News Carrier Honor Roll for May were Glin Mays, Philip Nokes, Steve White,Bruce Wood, Casey Tetley; Randall Drumwright, Glenn Lynch,, Eddie-' Threlkeld, Wesley Reeves, Mike Dandridg-e, Trent. Rowe; Howard Merryman, Archie Shine, Tommy" Denton, Ira Logan, Ed Haag, Leonard Ellison; Don Friday, Stanley Dean, Greg Toy, Kevin Sullivan, Randy Harshbarger; Bill House, David Burger, Steve Wakefield, , Johnny Ferrell, Allan Chrisi and Eddie Carryear. : ' BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ? Try before you buy! Rent* SKIDMORE PIANO CO. 101 E. Main St. phone PO 3-7971 AIRPLANE SPRAYING HT ' On * SMALL GRAIN JOHN BRIGHT Phone JO 4-2475

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