The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 4, 1966 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 4, 1966
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS vou 03—NO. 69 BLYTHEVILLB, ARKANSAS (72815) SATURDAY, JUNE 4,1966 TIN CENTS 10 PAGES Utilities Feel Blast At Sulcer s Launch Pad Kenneth Sulcer Targi Fathers let Of Project A five-month timber clearing project aimed at unemployed heads of families will soon begin operation in three Missco drainage districts, according to John E. Bearden, executive director of the county Office of Economic Opportunity. Bearden said the OEO program will employ men between the ages of 22 and 65 in three areas: the 9th drainage district, near Osceola; the 17th, near Blytheville, and the 16th, located west of Big Lake. "We will make every effort to recruit our workers from the areas in which we'll be doing the work," Bearden said. He said 169 men will be required, Including chain saw operators, truck drivers, foremen and laborers. Laborers on the project will receive $1.25 an hour, according to the minimum wage law, while drivers and chain saw operators will get ?1.50 an hour and foremen $2 an hour, Bearden said. Bearden said applicants must register for the timber clear ing project with the Employ ment Security Division offic here, who will determine eli gibility on the bases of certifiei unemployment and total fam ily income. "All applicants must be em ployed and must be heads o families," Bearde stressed. "1 the family is receiving another source of income, this will be measured against a scale by the ESD office to determine the applicant's eligibility." Bearden said all work will be Utilities and an unofficial "A Kansas Board of Directors came under heavy fire from Gubernatorial Candidate Ken neth Sulcer who formally open cd his campaign in his honn town yesterday when about 751 persons gathered on the cour house lawn in Osceola. Three rock 'n roll bands an a pert teen-age vocalist helpe Sulcer launch his campaign There were soft drinks and bar becued chicken also. "Private utilities," Sulcer sai in warming up to his toughes speech to date, "are in the bui iness of financing gubernatoria campaigns. They have thei candidate and I'm sure yoi know who he is. They (the utii ities) add this to the cost o your utility bill." These remarks marked departures from Sulcer's prepare- text. While preoccupied wit] utilitis, he also touched on thi Arkansas Public Serivice Com mission, state regulatory body for utilities. "When I'm elected governor :he utilities will no longer rule 'he Public Service Commission This has become a rubber stamp wdy. I don't intend to see them (the utilities) make money on joor management." fupervised by the OEO office and by cials. drainage district offi- Farmers Seek Opposition LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Arkansas senators have been asked to "ppose a proposed minimum wage measure which would set farm minimums for the first time. Sens. J. William Fulbright and John L. McCLllan were told that the proposal would increase farm production costs, directly through higher labor costs and indirectly by rising costs of other T Auction items. The request came from the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation in a letter from Harold Ohlendorf, the bureau president. The bill, already passed by the House, would set a base wage for certain farm workers at $1.15 per hour in 1967 and $1.30 per hour in 1968. Such legislation would work a hardship on small farmers who do not have the resources to adjust like farmers with It was an attack on "The Arkansas Board of Directors which got Sulcer started on util- ties. Sulcer promised to expose he members of this group, which, he said, "has no right to be running the state's business; pending your money or telling [ du how to vote. Yesterday, he named only 'the chief legal advisor" of this roup. He is, Sulcer said, Bill mith, "the highest paid attorn- y in Arkansas." "This is the same Bill Smith, who, because he worked three years for Hie state some 26 years ago, had the brass to file for a $6,000 per year pension from the state of Arkansas. "This pension bill was written and engineered through the last legislature by Ernest Maner am this same Bill Smith. "Mr. Smith did testify before Ihe House' of Representatives in favor of this ridiculous Pensions for Pals bill. Mr. Smith was governor of Arkansas as far as most of the House of Represent- present administration. "I believe any good citizen of Arkansas would agree that the ruthless power group of which Mr. Smith is a member must be stopped." In another departure from his prepared text, Sulcer commented on the "Sulcer doesn't have a chance," label which first was handed out by Faubus, who predicted that Sulcer's campaign wouldn't get "beyond the city limits of Osceola." "If they didn't fear me, they wouldn't be talking about me... they wouldn't be fighting m One reason they're afraid is b cause they know I'm not afra to answer questions and me the issues. They also saw wasn't afraid to file for govern, before Governor Faubus mad up his mind. I didn't have to ge anyone's permission to run ex cept my wife's." This remark drew applause Sulcer outlined five majo campaign platform planks. The are expansion of education o all levels, raising per capita in come, expansion of the touris industry, more emphasis on th CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE - With bullets flying everywhere, an old Vietnamese woman caught in a skirmish with the Viet Cong near Bong Son seems to be pleading for protection from the first person available, a young soldier with the U.S. 1st Air Cavalry Division. In. Viet Nam. bigger said. operations, Ohlendorf Wreck Kills Two Teens DE QUEEN, rtrk. (APJ-Two teen-agers were killed near bere early today when their car left U.S. 70 at a curve and overturned several times. State Trooper Ray Davis said the dead you',' ~, wore Edward K. Cannon, 19, and Sam Jester, 17, both ef near Lockesburg. atives was concerned." Smith has long been a special legal aide to Governor Orval j'aubus and worked on many of :he administration's key legislative matters. Sulcer yesterday claimed that much state and federal patron- :ge flows more freely when handled by Smith's office. "He also dispenses bank charters," Sulcer said. "Mr. Smith and the other members of the Arkansas Board of Directors are dictating every- hing in your state. "They have caused stagnation n' your state government and I elt compelled to put everything had, in tbe way of money and iffort, to help bring about new vitality and a new approach rmed with new leaders to re- urn the state government to the eople of Arkansas." There is no room for new eadership in the establishment, ulcer said. The new leadership over the tate which is now emerging as not been able to find a place mong the select few of the Rev. Hall Begins 30 Years Here Rev. Eugene Hall of Lake Street Methodist Church begins his 30Si year in Mississippi County this month, having been returned to Lake Street at the annual meeting of the North Arkansas Conference in Jonesboro this week. All other Mississippi County Methodist churches found their pastors returned by Bishop Paul Suicides Now Total Nine By ROBERT TUCKMAN lover a five-month period during Arkansas Industrial Development Commission's industrialization efforts and stepped Up highway construction. Sulcer said he'll appoint two governor advisory committees, one on education and the other on the state's budget. "Once you get an advisory committee on the budget, made up of people who have no economic interest in the state's business, you won't have these little two and a half million dollar slip - ups," he said. He was warmly applauded when he endorsed university status for Arkansas State College and when he pointed to a variety of road and highway projects which he said need attention. Osceola City Attorney Mitchell Moore introduced Sulcer and said the Osceoian has had more 'avorable publicity than all the other candidates combined. Osceola Mayor Ben Butler spoke briefly of Osceola's progress. Mrs. Mable Edrington also was on the program. Tim Bowles was master of ceremonies. PERT SERVANT — Sherry Grooms, 16- year-old West Memphis vocalist, helped entertain the crowds at yesterday's Kenneth Sulcer event on the Osceola courthouse lawn and then assisted (for the benefit of photograph- ; - ers) in serving barbecued chicken to some young admirers. (Courier News Photo) Walk in Space Is Postponed SAIGON, South Viet Nam j Diem. (AP) — Two Buddhist nuns and a novice monk burned themselves to death today bringing to nine the number of Buddhist self-immolations to protest South Viet Nam's military government. The Buddhist suicides in widely separated cities came after he militant wing of the divided Buddhist movement threatened Thich Tri Quang, chief of the militants, told a news conference in Hue that he will order the Buddhists to boycott any elections held by Premier Nguyen Cao Ky's military government this year. The government has scheduled for Sept. 11 the first of a series of votes to choose a Constituent Assembly. Tri Quang's statement fol- o wreck the government's pre- ] owe d the resignation Friday of carious truce with them after!the head of the Buddhist Insti weeks of civil strife and vto-|t u te, Thich Tarn Chau. Tarn ence. The wave of fiery sui-jchau had negotiated a compro- cides began on Sunday. One nun, Thich (Venerable) u Bao Luan, 24, set hersell aflame in front of the Buddhist nstitute in Saigon. The other, )ieu Ky, 20, died in Nha Trang, 200 miles northeast of Saigon. The novice monk, an unidentified youth between 14 to 15 ears old, ended his life in the city of Quang Tri, only 20 miles rom the 17th parallel which di vides North and South Viet Vam. After the suicide, some 200 jersons began to march to the 'esidence of the province repre entative of the U.S. Agency for nternational Development but jmise with Ky under which the ruling 10-man directorate would add 10 civilians to its ranks. Galloway Methodist except Leaciiville were Rev. Frank Weatherford takes over after serving at Monette. Rev. Hall served 11 years at Lcachville, 11 at Dell and now begins his .eighth year at Lake Street. , were stopped by Vietnamese soldiers. The young Buddhist left three letters protesting actions of the military government. A Buddhist spokesman said Nu Bao Luan left letters pro testing the government movement of troops into Hue, the old imperial capital and a Buddhist stronghold 200 miles from Saigon. The suicides took place despite public exhortations from Buddhist leaders to the rank and file to stop the fiery suicides which were a factor in the overthrow of President N?o Din'' Diem In 1963, There were seven suicides UM Buddhist oimpaifa to topple By HOWARD BENEDICT AP Aerospace Writer CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) —Hard luck plagued the Gemi- 9 astronauts again today as icy abandoned their "angry al- gator" satellite and had Euene A. Cernan's space walk postponed 24 hours until Sunday. The fatigue of .the. astronauts- and excessive use of fuel during a tricky rendezvous with the satellite early today contributec to the latest troubles. "We|re pretty well bushed," command pilot Thomas P. Stafford reported after the exhausting chase of the satellite. "It raises a question in my own mind whether and when the EVA (space walk) should be done. Perhaps we should wait until tomorrow morning." The Mission Control Center in Houston, Tex., agreed and put ihe walk off until Sunday morning. The 2%-hour walk, longest ever attempted, had been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today. Ground controllers then made an effort to shake loose ' the mng-up shroud on the target satellite by firing its control :hrusters. Surveyor Still Snapping Photos PASADENA, Calif. (AP) America's television camera on the moon—Surveyor 1—nearec the 2,000 mark today in its transmissions of lunar photographs over a quarter-million miles of space. "They're very pretty pictures," said a pleased spokesman at Jet Propulsion Labora- Furniture Needed Mississippi County Union Mission is searching for a bedroom suite which will be used to make more comfortable a four-year- old girl who is chronically ill. "We had three home fires last week and these took just about all we had of this nature," Supt. Paul Kirkindall reported. The Mission truck will call at the home of a donor. The Mission pbom number if PO 34180. lory in Pasadena, the receiving station for the 620-pound spacecraft, which made a soft landing on the moon Thursday. So far, about a dozen of the black and white photographs have been released for publication. Surveyor's 10-foot-tall television camera, mounted on a tripod, swivels in a full circle. The camera can look at the craft's padded feet, the lunar surface and the distant horizon. Apparently, because of its position, it will be unable to photograph the earth, scientists say. The camera draws its power from a panel that converts sunlight into electricity. It will cease functioning when the two- week lunar day ends and the moon's night shut* off its sunlight power. I That started the satellit bucking and pitching, but failed to dislodge the jaw-like clamshells of the shroud, whicl covers the docking collar. With all hope of linking up with the satellite — called an ATDA for augmented targel docking adapter — gone, th< ground told Stafford and Cernan to fire their thrusters and grad ually pull away from it. "There's no further chance that we can dock," ..lission Director William C. Schneider said. * * * The Gemini 9 flight has been jinxed since May 17 when the original Agena target satellite failed to reach orbit because its Atlas booster failed. Two postponements later, the astronauts finally got off the ground Friday in pursuit of the makeshift ATDA. They caught it in record time—and learned to their disappointment that the shroud was still on, hung up by a few wires. Because they were unable to dock, the flight plan was reshuffled to give the ground a chance to perhaps figure out a way to shake the shroud loose. The main change was to move jp two rendezvous maneuvers :hat had been planned for after Cernan's space walk. The first was effectively ex- scuted without the use of radar. Then, during the night, Gemini » moved out about 92 miles in ront of the ATDA while Stafford and Cern in got eight hours of light, dozing sleep. They were up about 2 a.m. (EOT) to begin the third rendezvous. They approached the ATDA from above, simulating a rescue of two astronauts who have started a descent to the moon and for some reason decide not to touch down. In such was working correctly, Tom was not satisfied with the numbers he was getting. "The crew chose to go with their hand calculation, instead of. the computer. Another factor was the inability to see the tar- get from above, until they got to within a range of three miles." On the gue of the astro- a case, a third astronaut in lunar orbit in the main Apollo ship would have todrop down to pick them up. The rendezvous, * which took them to within three feet of the 11-foot target, took more time and about 50 pounds more fuel than anticipated. That left them with only about 50 pounds of their original 684.7 pounds of maneuvering fuel. Flight controller Clifford Charleswortti reported, "Some unexpected thing happened in the third rendezvous which we must understand for the lunar abort Although thi computer Colonel McKee 97th Wing tare Gets New Commander Newly appointed as commander of the 97th Bomb Wing at Blytheville Air Force Base is Colonel George H. McKee, who will assume command this month. Colonel McKee served most recently as commander of the 319th Bomb Wing at Grand Forks AFB, N.D. He succeeds Colonel John W. Livingston, who has held the reins of the 97th since July 1, 1964. Colonel Livingston will go to the headquarters staff of Strategic Air Command at Offutt AFB, Neb., as deputy director of personnel. A native of Omaha, Colonel McKee is a rated command pilot with over 5,500 flying hours to his credit. He has flown the B-17, B-29, B-47, B-52 and KC- 135 aircraft. He has been decorated often. These decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Cedal with four Oak Leaf Clusters. Col. McKee and his wife Nikkl havt two children. I nauts, Charlesworth said: "They did do a complex rendezvous. They proved their onboard and back-up checks worked. I don't think it's a question that they were bushed. I think he (Stafford) looked ahead for several tough hours of EVA." . * * * Astronaut Neil A, Armstrong, who piloted Gemini 8 in March, said: "It Ss tiie responsibility of a command pilot (to make such a decision) when he feels he is biting off more than he can chew." Mission Director William C. Schneider said that for the remainder of the day the astronauts would mainly drift j through space, conserving fuel 'for Sie space walk Sunday. Some photographic and other experiments were planned. "We are confident we'll be able to carry out the EVA," Schneider said. He also said that ground tests showed that Cernan probably could have clipped the ATDA shroud loose with a pair of snip- pers during his stroll. 77 "I think we would have given him a 'go' to snip them," he added. With the decision to leave the ATDA on a 150-foot tether with s a chance for Cernan to qualify as the world's first space mechanic. * * * The absence of the target sat- !llite also will result in a modi- fcalion of the space walk plan. Cernan had intended to play a celestial game of tag, flitting jetween the spacecraft and the ATDA on a 150-foot tegher with rocket-powered back pack. Shortly after the space walk was called off for the day, ground stations reported the astronauts were resting and it appeared that both had fallen asleep. Weather forecast • Clear to partly cloudy this afternoon and considerable cloudiness tonight and Sunday. Chance of thundershowers late tonight and Sunday. High today and Sunday In 80s. Lew tonight in 60s.

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