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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62—NO. 64 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS (72815) MONDAY, MAY 30, 1968 TIN CENTS 14 PAGES Flight Signals U.S. Two-Pronged Space Attack Space 'Spider' Bound for Soft-Landing on Moon By HOWARD BENEDICT AP Aerospace Writer CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) —A spidery Surveyor spacecraft with a revolving camera eye rocketed toward a soft-landing on the moon today. The flight control center reported it successfully executed early maneuvers on its planned quarter- million-mile journey. The bug-like craft's assignment is to streak 231,483 miles to the moon in 63 hours, aiming for America's first lunar soft- landing in a dry, crater-pocked plain where U.S. astronauts may explore within three years. Surveyor set out on the long flight exactly on schedule at 10:41 a.m. (EST) under the powerful thrust of an Atlas- Centaur rocket. The control center reported 40 minutes later that the United States' newest space probe was functioning smoothly. The space agency said one of Surveyor's sensors correctly fixed on the sun and "we appear to have a good mission." A second sensor later is to lock on the star Canopus. The sun and the star will be used to steer the craft down its path toward the moon. .iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiininiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiii BULLETIN CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) — A camera-carrying Surveyor spacecraft rocketed toward the moon today, but the possible failure of an antenna to deploy could prevent it from achieving America's first soft-landing on the lunar surface. iiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii The announcement was made after a tracking station at Johannesburg, South Africa, made radio contact with the streaking Surveyor. Officials emphasized five or six hours of tracking would be required before it could be determined whether Surveyor was definitely flying a true course and how much of a midcourse correction might be required. If the complex moonship survives its 63-hour journey across an alien weightless world, it is to touch down gently in the moon's Ocean of Storms about 1:38 a.m. Thursday. Surveyor could transmit hundreds of clear closeup pictures and scientific data which could determine if that area of the moon is safe for manned expeditions. History's first lunar soft-lander, Russia's Luna 9, showed last February that one area is firm enough for landing. The launching triggered a two pronged U. S. assault on space as the space agency quickened the pace of the moon race. On Wednesday, Gemini 9 astronauts Thomas P. Stafford and Eugene A. Cernan are to try again to rocket into orbit on their twice-postponed rendezvous and space-walk mission. The flight plan called for the 2,194-pound craft, which resem- bles a giant spider, to execute several intricate maneuvers as it vaulted toward its distant target. The Centaur burned for more than seven minutes, as planned, and kicked the spacecraft free high above the South Atlantic Ocean. Radio signals from the spacecraft indicated that its three landing legs had extended as intended. It was not known immediately whether the desired direction and speed of 24,562 miles an hour was achieved, but everything seemed normal. The craft's power-producing solar panel deployed 20 minutes after launch. "We have a very good flight at this time," the control center reported. A key mid-course maneuver was scheduled for early Tuesday morning about 15 hours after launching. At that time a ground station planned to send a radio signal to jockey tiie craft on to a collision course with its target. Surveyor was designed to begin a terminal maneuver about 2,000 miles from the moon, half an hour before touchdown. It carries a retro- rocket to slow its speed from if miles an hour to 250 miles and three smaller control engines to further brake the velocity to about eight miles an hour on landing. This would be less of a jolt than that felt'by a para^ chutist hitting earth. * .* * The landing impact was to be cushioned by crushable foot pads and shock absorbers under each of the three legs, and by crushable aluminum blocks under the frame. Robert J. Parks, Surveyor project manager for NASA's Jet See SPACE on Page 9 State Deaths Mount By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fourteen persons lost their lives in accidents in Arkansas during the first two days of the three-day Memorial Day weekend. Eight persons died on the state's highways—compared to only two during the same holiday last year—and three persons died in boating accidents, while three others drowned. Five persons died in the - ad- on collision of two cars near Clarendon Saturday: Frank Woods, 44, driver of one car; Nelson Woods, 17; Joyce Alberta Spencer, 21; Debra Ann Spencer, 2, all of Memphis, and Lloyd A. Clark, 26, of Moro, driver of the other auto. The three other traffic deaths came in separate single accidents at Hazen, England and Pine Bluff. Police officer Sammie McSpadden, 32, of Hazen, died when his cruiser collided with a car as he was chasing a traffic offender Saturday. Ruellen Speck, 15, of Pine Bluff, died when her station wagon left U.S. 65 north of Pine Bluff Saturday and struck a tree. Billy Frank Denison, 25, of LONDON (AP) - British trade unions are increasing their opposition to the Labor government's campaign to limit wage increases. _..._, .._.... _., __ As the merchant seamen's Little Rock, died when his car strike entered its third week, hit a utility pole just south of union leaders.and left-wing La- England Saturday. Iborite legislators assailed the A father and son, Robert I government for assuming emer- CHURCH UNION? THE METHODIST CHURCH PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH UNITED PRESBYTERIAN 3 JO? 200 CHURCH IN THE U.S.A. ' ' UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST CHRISTIAN CHURCHES (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE U.S. (SOUTHERN) EVANGELICAL UNITED BRETHREN CHURCH 2 -I* ,* v o~ 12,067,200 TOTAL 23,774,500 'Clouds Sacrifices Made': LBJ Eight major Protestant denominations are moving cautiously toward union in a church which would have some 24 million members. Groundwork for the union, first proposed eight years ago, is being laid by church leaders in the Con- situation on Church Union which has now agreed on a set of "first principles" covering matters of faith, Bible interpretation and church sacraments. The principles must now be approved by each denomination, a process which is expected to take many more years. British Wage Dike Ruptures By LOUIS NEVIN I and his unions brought him to Herzher, zher, 4, drowned 39, and Jesse Her- of Wichita, Kan., in Lake Beaverfork Saturday. Officers said the boy fell from a boat and the father drowned in a futile attempt to rescue him. Peter McCoy, 19, of El Dorado, was found dead in the Ouachita River neai El Dorado Sunday and officers said he was struck by a boat as he swam in the stream. Deputy Coroner W. N. McKinney said McCoy was struck by a boat driven by Speedy Johnson of Strong as Johnson towed a skier up the river. Charles Everett, 38, of Little Rock, drowned while swimming in a bauxite pit about one mile south of the Little Rock city limits Saturday. Hugh Lee Talbert, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Talbert of rural Pulaski County, drowned Sunday while swimming in a barrow pit near Little Rock. Rosalie Cousins, 8, of Cave Springs, drowned late Sunday while swimming in a pond on the farm owned by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ponder Cousins. 41 Boxcars Derail CLARENDON, Ark. (AP) Forty-one cars of a Cotton Belt freight train derailed southwest Dad Clips Wings RENO, Nv. (AP)-This classified advertisement appeared today in a Reno newspaper: "Disgruntled father offers red-hot 1964 auto for sale, has been checked at 100 miles per hour one time toe many by highway patrol, sheriff's office and city police." Sunday when a of Clarendon trestle collat—. The sheriff's office said the cars, filled with various types of merchandise, left the tracks wh en a trestle 70 yards long buckled beneath the fright. •N» injuries wer« reported. §ency powers to meet a threat I to the nation's food supply. The union heads and legislators warned Prime Minister Harold Wilson the working man •iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiniiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiii BEASTIES INVADE TWO CITY HOMES The animal world made its presence felt in two Blytheville residences this morning. Mrs. Tenny Cook at 1507 Holly caught a spider monkey in her front yard. She gave him a piece of raisin bread. ("He picked the raisins out before eating it.") and a pat on the head. He gave her, in turn, a bite on the hand. Police have it in custody. "I hope someone claims it," Mrs. Cook said. Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Haines found a possum in their bathtub this . lorning. No, they haven't the foggiest idea how the young possum got there. The affair has cast a dark cloud of suspicion over their youngest granddaughter, who firmly maintains her Innocence. FIERY SUICIDES CONTINUE AS MONKS PROTEST KY 5 power and they could also turn him out. They charged the goverment was infringing on labor's rights to bargain collectively. Some Laborites said Wilson seemed determined to make the seamen's strike a test case of his battle to control wages and prices. What is it all abcut? Britain's economy has been unhealthy for years. Rising prices were losing traditional export markets for British industry. With imports booming, the British were buying abroad more than they were earning. An inflationary situation has existed for years, brought on by a shortage of workers. The shortage resulted in a steady stream of wage increajes followed by price increases to pay them. The Labor government said the vic'ous circle h"d ' • be broken if Britain was to survive economically and get the balance of payments «ut of the red. A national five-year plan was drafted. A cardinal point is that wage raises should be held to between 3 and 3% per cent in any year, except in cases of manifest inequality or hardship. A Prices and Incomes Board was set up. Both labor and management agreed, grudingly, to submit to the board's judgment on wages and prices. But every union felt its case for a raise was one of hardship or manifest inequality and chafed under the long investigation by the Prices and Incomes Board. The government held the line until April, when it gave a 33 per cent pay increase to the doctors working under the state medical program. That was the break in the dike, and the seamen's demand for a 17 per cent raise came flooding through. More demands art expected to follow. ' SAIGON (AP) — Three more Buddhists were reported to have taken their lives today in the struggle to force the military regime from power. A Buddhist leader warned of more suicides unless Premier, Nguyen Cao Ky's government steps down. A 17-year-old monk burned himself to death at the Buddhist Institute, another monk took his life by fire at Da Lat, and a Buddhist girl was reported to have cut her wrists and died in that same resort 115 miles northeast of Saigon. A later report said the girl survived but there was no confirmation. Two Buddhist women burned themselves to death Sunday. The young monk's body was inside the institute's compound when newsmen arrived. Other monks said he had set himself ablaze near the main gate to the grounds. The moderate chairman of the powerful Buddhist Institute appealed for an immediate halt to such 'self-sacrifice." The statement by the monk Thich (Venerable) Tarn Chau. indicated a sharper division among Buddhist leaders as a result of their failure so far to bring down the Ky government. While the Buddhists gave their lives in the struggle against their government, U.S. infantrymen fought a series of pitched battles with regular North Vietnamese troops near crippling the equivalent of a full Communist battalion. A U.S. spokesman said 25th Gosnell Seeks Patrons' Help Patrons-to-be of the Gosnell Water Association are urged by Association President Jim Crawford to complete water users' agreements "as soon as possible." "These agreements can be signed every day this week at the office of Shields and Son on the Air Base highway," Crawford said. "A meter fee of $25 must be paid by each user at this time." Crawford said arrangements can be made to lend the user the $25 fee. Calling it "imperative" that me agreements be completed this week, Crawford said engineering requirements dictate a heed for complete information on the number of users and location of outlets of the system. Crawford said Gosnell's loan from the Farmers' Home Administration, enabling the community to construct the system, has been officially approved. Division troops Wiled 227 Communists, most of them in fighting that continued until Sunday night in the hills west of Pleiku, 240 miles northeast of Saigon. At least two companies of about 3QO Americans took moderate'' 'casualties, the spokesman said. Intelligence sources in Saigon have said that as many as 10,000 North Vietnamese troops are poised In the Cambodian mountains ready to strike across the border, but U.S. officials in Washington say there is no actual evidence of their presence. Vietnames troops also struck a heavy blow at the Communists, chopping into three companies of guerrillas along the coast of Quang Tin Province, 350 miles northeast of Saigon, and killing an estimated 100, a spokesman said. The Communists left at least 50 weapons on the field, he added. Although outnumbered three times over, the Vietnamese troops took only light casualties, he said. The new wave of Buddhist protest suicides began Sunday with two women who immolated themselves in Hue, the Buddhist stronghold in the northern part of South Viet Nam. and in Saigon's main pagoda. They were the first immolations since seven monks and nuns burned themselves to death in the months before the overthrow of the late President Ngo Dinh Dim in November 1963. The new suicides reflected despair among Buddhist extremists of rallying enough support in the streets to bring down the junta. Today a Buddhist monk set himself aflame in the main pagoda in Dalat, 140 miles northeast of Saigon, while a young girl in the mountain resort slashed her wrists and said that her blood should be used to write 'letters in support of the Buddhist cause." In his statement calling for an end to Buddhist suicides, Thich Tam Chau also asked Ky and Chief of State Nguyen Van Thieu to resign "and hand over the power to a transitional government." Tam Chau returned to Saigon Sunday from a world Buddhist conference in Ceylon and visits Heart Patient Dies Today NEW YORK (AP) - Louise Ceraso, who for 12 days used an artificial left ventricle to aid her long-ailing heart, died today at Brooklyn's Maimonides Hospital. The 83-year-old widow had been described as "doing well" until she suffered a stroke Saturday and lapsed Into unconsciousness. Mrs. Ceraso "was not able to respond to measures taken to sustain her following her cerebral vascular accident," • hospital statement said. to other Southeast Asian countries. He is considered far more moderate than his principal rival, .Thich Tri Quang, the director of the Buddhist unrest in the northern provinces. GIs Stalking 1.000 V.C By GEORGE MCARTHUR SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) — A brigade of American infantrymen stalked a regiment of 1,000 North Vietnamese regulars today in the j-ingles and mountains west of Pleiku near the Cambodian frontier. Two jungle clearings used as American landing zones were the center of the cat-and-mouse struggle which began Saturday. Since then the 3rd Brigade of the U.S. 25th Division and units of the North Vietnamese regiment have locked iii half a dozen bloody firefights — with American casualtie- reported from light to moderate. Com- King Calls Draft Unfair To Negroes NEW YORK (AP) - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. told 2- DOO persons in the predominantly Negro Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn Sunday that the draft system is unfair to Negroes. "Though Negroes maked up only 10 per cent of the nation's population, they constitute 40 per cent of the fighting force," King said in a sermon at a Baptist church dedication. The civil rights leader said he favors alternative services such as the Peace Corps "in preference to slaughter, murder and war." King said the United States is suffering from a "poverty of the spirit," and added: "The United States should concentrate on moral power and not military power. Too many Christians here are wearing the cross but not bearing the cross." In a network television and radio interview earlier In the day, King uged a $100 billion, 10- year program to combat poverty among American Negroes. munist losses numbered perhaps one-quarter of the force engaged, a spokesman said. The spokesman said the North Vietnamese unit has been tentatively identified through questioning of 15 prisoners. He said the unit was an "old outfit" that had been in the area for some time. The series of pitched battles was taking place in rugged country where a spur of the Ho Chi Minn Trail branches into President; Deplores! Suicides South Viet Nam after passing through Cambodia. Intelligence sources have reported several fresh Nor* Vietnamese units are being held in readiness in Cambodia, although Cambodia denied this. The fighting west of Pleiku was part of Operation Paul Revere that began May 10 but did not meet with major contact until Saturday. The Americans WASHINGTON (AP) -Pre* ident Johnson deplored the protest suicides of Buddhists in warned that representative gov- South Viet Nam today and warned that representative government can never come to that strife-torn nation unless the people "keep their internal quarrels and differences within bounds." iut ., (Shortly before the President JJ^jspoke, sources in Saigon report— ed that a young Buddhist monk had burned himself to death there. It was the third suicide by Buddhists reported today.) In a Memorial Day speech at Arlington National Cemetery, Johnson expressed belief that progress is being made in Viet Nam toward "a government that will increasingly reflect the true will of its people. But he added: "It is tragic, in the present turmoil, that some choose acts of desperation to express their political be- lifes." "This unnecessary loss of .life only obscures the progress'-being made toward a constitutional government. It only clouds coast just below Da Nag. four hours . of pitched fighting, the Vietnamese claimed killing 160 Viet Cong and seizing 58 weapons, including two machine guns. The Vi't Cong pulled out at daylight. A U.S. Air Force spokesman said clearing over North Viet Nam had enabled Navy and Air Force warplanes to fly 77 missions, many concentrated on the supply lines around Vinh and the Mu Gia Pass. U.S. planes flew 267 combat strikes and Vietnamese planes 91 over South Viet Nam Sunday. The Air Force spokesman, giving a periodic report of warplane losses, said that as of May 25 the U.S. Air Force and Navy had lost 248 planes over North Viet Nam and 105 l.i the south, a total of 353. the sacrifice of thousands of originally thought only a Com-| ]ives a i rea d y ma de for -the munist battalion was involved | cause of Dependence and po- but this estimate was raised as litica i nope j n ^^ yiet Nam." the fighting spread. The spokesman said the last serious contact was at noon today. Then the North Vietnamese faded back into the jungle with 25th Division soldiers in pursuit. While the 25th fought near Pleiku, the Vietnamese army engaged in an equal!) heavy battle in Quang Tin Province on The speech in the amphithe: ater behind the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, was timed:to follow a tribute by Johnson to the dead of America's wars— the laying of a wreath on the tomb at 11 a.m. EDT. — ; Manila Gets New Pastor Rev. Carroll Evans this week takes over as pastor of First Baptist Church in Manila. Rev. Evans comes to Manila from Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Crossett where he served as pastor for the past three years. Rev. Evans also has served as moderator of the A s h 1 e y County Association since last year. -,.r. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiNin 1 Weather Forecast ?; Clear to partly cloudy with mild days and cool nights through Tuesday. Low tonight in the SO*. Highs Tuesday «0-*5. UlUk ll

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