The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 9, 1966 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 9, 1966
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62—NO. 78 BLYTHEVILLB, ARKANSAS (72815) THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 1966 TIN CINTS 14 PAGES AT NEW HOME-State Game Warden Terry Banners molested. Jaycees are staging a contest to name the two, with and Blytheville Jaycees Gary Telford and Dink White this a $25 bond as first prize. Entries may be sent to the Jaycees. morning welcomed a doe and a buck to a Jaycee-constructed (Courier News Photo) deer pen at Walker Park. Manners asked that deer be un- _^_________^_ Buddhists Beat Retreat In Forsaking Neutrality SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) — Buddhist foes of Premier Nguyen Cao Ky's regime came out loday with a statement bearing marks of a full- fledged retreat. They disavowed neutralism and said any peace talks now would mean surrender to the Viet Cong. The presence of American troops in (ho country is obviously needed temporarily, said a 15-point proclamation by the Unified Buddhist Church, which speaks for a militant minority of South Viet Nam's Buddhists. Among developments attend- ing the proclamation: —South Vietnamese troops reported they and supporting warplanes killed 250 Viet Cong after beating off a Communist ambusli Wednesday 48 miles north of Saigon. —Military spokesman announced 244 allied servicemen died in combat last week. Of these, 109 were Americans. The Viet Cong were reported to have lost 902 killed, 120 captured. —The Buddhist Institute's moderate chairman, fhich Tarn Chua, called on U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge. In Hue, militant Thich Tri Quang went into the second day of a hunger strike protesting the Ky government and American support of it. On paper at least, the declarations of the Unified Buddhist Church formed a tougher stance than that of the U.S. administration, which favors negotiations with the Communists, including the Viet Cong. U.S. officials declined to say what Tarn Chau and Lodge discussed. So did the monk. But it was assumed he tried to enlist Lodge's support for the insti- tute's new campaign of nonviolence against fee Ky regime. The institute is the church's political arm. The church's statement denied any neutralist tendencies among the estimated 1.5 million Buddhists it represents. It said that to be ready for negotiations with the Communists "South Viet Nam has to be strong militarily, politically, economically and socially. Right now, Viet Nam is not ready yet and any negotiations would mean surrender to the Viet Cong." City Acquiring Land Needed for Airport With the purchase this week from E. M. Regenold of 47 acres of land adjacent to Blytheville Municipal Airport, the city took another tentative step down a route it hopes soon to fly — via Ozark Airlines. Mayor Jimmie Edwards said approximately 20 more acres will be added to airport lands later this month, giving the city the requisite acreage to implement the existing Airport Master Plan. This plan calls for a runway of 5,100 feet — a standard min- imum distance for both commercial and business jets, Edwards said. "We are now preparing an application for a loan of some $230,000 from the Community Facilities division of the Department of Housing and Urban Development to bring our airport up to specifications." Edwards said such an application will be submitted to HUD this month. "We anticipate from our studies of possible revenues that we can repay such a loan at the rate of $5,000 a year." ||||||llllll|l!||lll|lllllllllll>lli;illlllillllllllilll|[lll[||[|||||||lll![IIIIIIIB Cover Knees, Discover Girls, Scouts Advised By EDDY GILMORE LONDON (AP) - A committee of Boy Scout leaders urged the organization today to scrap its short pants, drop the word boy from its name and take an interest in girls. The committee's report, delivered after two and a half years of study, recommended a revolutionary streamlining of the worldwide organization founded in Britain by Lord Baden-Powell in 1908. The 24 committee members — all of them under 45 — said in their report Hiat the scouts need a new image. Shorts, the report said, "arc one of the most damaging aspects of our present public image. They are responsible for the scout movement being dubbed as a juvenile organization in which men drop back to boyhood level." They recommended mush- room-colored trousers, slightly tapered, with no cuffs. The streamliners said scouts should wear berets instead of the old-fasioned army hats, and that the berets and shirts should be green. They also recommended: Scouting activities should be kept to a minimum and "outmoded activities and childish games" should be abolished. Senior and Rover Scouts should be called "Venture Scouts," a name which is "virile, active and forward looking." Boy Scouts should be called Scouts. "Venture Scouts between the ages of 16 and 20 should be meeting girls," the report declared. It recommended a joint committee representing Venture Scout units and Girl Guide Girl Scout — units to "combine their activities." RUHIlMinUBM^^ Meanwhile, Harold Sudbury, chairman of the Airport Commission, said a meeting will be set up "within the next ten days or two weeks" between city officials and representatives of Memphis airline interests and Ozark Airlines to work out a technical procedure for a Civilian Aeronautics Board hearing in November. Sudbury, accompanied b y Whitney Morgan, Jr., head of the Chamber of Commerce Airport Committee and Col. W. G. Ivey, BAFB base commander, had preliminary talks with these officials last week in Memphis. "The upshot of that meeting was that Mayor (William) Ingram and Commissioner (James) Moore confirmed their support of our bid to get Ozark ! service here," Sudbury said. Edwards said the November CAB hearing will be held "somewhere in the 'field,' probably at Tulsa or Kansas City." This meeting follows two pre-hearing conferences held earlier this year. In the first of these, on April 13, the CAB ruled against the city's application for inclusion on Central Airlines Route 81 (Memphis to St. Louis service). After talks'with Merrit Ruhlen, CAB commissioner, in Washington during a Chamber of Commerce visit in May, Edwards secured permission to present the city's case again. In a subsequent hearing on May 9, the CAB accepted the city's petition and then sched- See CITY on Page 7 Soviets to Avoid Larger Vietnam Role By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Special Correspondent Premier Alexei Kosygin has ibid the Soviet people and the Communist world, in effect, that the U.S.S.R. will avoid becoming any more deeply involved in Viet Nam than it is at present. He counseled that patience will pay dividends in the long run. In a speech in Moscow Wednesday, the Soviet government chief offered this assessment of Viet Nam: Administration advisers in Viet Nam did a disservice to the U.S. government because "they iad prepared recommendations as to where and how the war should be started, but had not recommended how to get out of t." "This," he said, "is precisely he question which now worries lie most sober-minded leaders of the United States." * * * The Kosygin implication Is ,hat sober-minded leaders in the United States now are hopeless- y entangled and in reality are ooking for a way out of the Viet Vam war. He then went on to say that understanding of this was of great importance in assessing the world situation. This suggests that Russia Is willing at this time to wait and watch. Most of Kosygin's speech iad to do with domestic affairs — shortages of some food and light industry items and plans to overcome such problems in the ensuing five-year period. Meanwhile, the Soviet Union is, in his words, giving the Viet Nam Communists whatever aid is 'necessary." Significantly, this discussion of Viet Nam immediately preceded an appeal to the rest of the world's Communists to show patience with Soviet policy and to present a united front to ihe rest of the world. He said he was convinced Labor Study Need Cited LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Carl . Hinkle says Arkansas needs _ better system to determine he availability of labor in or- ler to lure more industry into the state. Hinkle, executive director of he Arkansas Industrial Commission, told the commission Wednesday that the need is under study. He said the state has a labor .urplus in the Fort Smith area and a pool of unskilled labor n Southeast Arkansas. He said he Alma Will Hurt Cuba's Economy state, however, needed more schooling to train manual workers. Hinkle also told the commis- iion that he did not think the President's anti-inflation cam- >aign had slowed industrial re- ocations or expansions in Arcansas. He said five plants located in Arkansas in May, providing a potential employment of about 550 persons. They were Nekoosa-Edwards Paper Co. at Ashdown, D. H. Baldwin Co. at De Queen, Southwest Chemical Corp. at West Memphis, Martin Sprocket and Gear Co. at Paragould and Cherokee Carpet Co., at Lewsiville. By BEN F. MEYER WASHINGTON (AP) - Hurricane Alma probably dealt a serious blow to Cuba's already shaky economy, experts said today. The storm, they predicted, would not only cut Cuba's rapidly dwindling foreign exchange earnings by destroying cigar tobacco crops, but would increase the shortage of food, particularly in the Havana area. Major centers of food and tobacco production in the Havana area and in adjoining Pinar Del Rio Province were battered by the hurricane Tuesday and Wednesday. Experts on Cuban affairs said this could increase the grumbling among the once well-fed Cuban population, now eary of years of food rationing. Ironically, the hurricane will do little or nothing to help one of Fidel Castro's major economic problems — the low price of sugar on the world market—experts said. They explained that there already is a surplus of sugar in the world and that almost all of Cuba's 1966 crop had been harvested before the storm struck. Cuba barters part of Its sugar to the Soviet bloc countries, but depends on cash for sale: on the world market, now so glutted with sugar that the price is below 2 cent* a pound. Course Offered Registered nurses and home economics teachers who are interested in taking a course which will qualify them to be instructors in child and mother care may contact the Red Cross office here. Such a course is due to begin June 22. It will be in session three days. Julie, Dick Win ROME (AP) - Leaders of the Italian film industry have named Julie Andrews and Richard Burton the best foreign actress and actor of the 196546 season. Miss Andrews was cited tor her performance in "The Sound of Music" and Burton for hit bi "The Spy Who Cam* in from th* Cold." "the time will come" when China's Communists will close ranks with Soviet Communists. The phraseology indicates Kosy- gin by no means thinks that time is the near future. Indeed, party relations between Peking and Moscow are worse now than they ever have been and show signs of further deterioriation. Evidently the Soviet Communists expect little of benefit to themselves to come out of a current widespread party purge inside Red China. * * * The Red Chinese leadership is in full cry against what they call "all the monsters and goblins and all the Khrushchev- style counterrevolutionary revisionists" in China. What Peking calls "a great cultural revolution" — a Red Chinese euphemism for the I hysteria against these now des- present purge — is intended, {ignted as enemies and criml- evidently, to sweep away any in the upper reaches of the Chinese party who have had any notions whatever of accommodating the Chinese regime to Soviet policies. The warning has gone but that the purge can reach into the highest levels, ev«n into the ranks of old comrades-in-arms of Mao Tze-tung, the ailing leader who now is being glorified as a Communist demigod. People's Daily of Peking said the "only way is down and out" for whoever opposes the current Chinese line, "no matter who he is, how high his position or whether he is a veteran." In the light of this sort of propaganda and the attempt of the Peking regime to rally mass nls, there seems virtually no prospect of finding an avenua toward reconciliation with the Soviet party. Indeed, Kosygin's latest pronouncement on the Viet Nam situation and the apparent Soviet intention to play it cool can only serve to enrage the Peking Politburo all the more. It is highly unlikely that the Russians could seriously delude themselves on this score. Kosy- gin, in speaking of some future unity of the whole Communist world, appears to have been simply explaining why Soviet policy at the moment is what it is, and implying a hope that some day in the distant future there may be a change in Peking. ;:•.;.•, Little Stinky Poses Threat to Nonpareil An outbreak of vandalism Tuesday caused residents of the McHaney Road area to endure the temporary creation of a second "Old Stinky" when the city was forced to pump raw sew- County Has 15,000 Voters LITTLE ROCK (AP)- Voter registrations in Arkansas through May 31 in 56 counties stood at 475,697 persons, the state Auditor's office said Wednesday. Twenty additional counties were included in the latest report. Previously the Auditor's office had reported the other 36 counties' registration figures. Counties reported Wednesday and the number of voter registered under Amendment 51 were: Desha 6,819, Drew 5,337, Faulkner 10,770, Hempstead 7,350, Jefferson 22,978, Johnson 4,993, Lawrence 6,257, Lincoln 4,699, Logan 6,443, Mississippi 15,320, Monroe 5,900, Newton 2,786, Pope 7,753, Prairie 3,908, Randolph 4,765, Scott 3,217 Shari 3,086, Stone 3,068, Union 18474 and Woodruff 4.575. age into a previously unoffending drainage ditch. According to Clyde Kapp, a director of the Central Sewer District, "young hoodlums' opened a manhole near the Central Metals plant on Mathis, dumping in such refuse as beer cans, bottles, blocks of wood, and cement chucks. This matter, deposited in "huge amounts," according to Kapp, blocked the McHaney Road pump until 8:30 Tuesday night, when service was restored. "It took our crew all day to fix everything up," Kapp said. "We had to clear the pump six times." Diversion of the raw sewage to the unnumbered ditch which runs north-south into Ditch 27 (called "Old Stinky" because of the occasional odors resulting from industrial waste poured into it) had brought a number of complaints from residents of the area. Kapp said police had been requested to maintain a watch on the area henceforth. He recalled that similar occurrences of vandalism to the sewer system had plagued the neighborhood a few years ago. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIINIIIIIIIIIIINIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINIIININIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII^ City Obligated, Mayor Reports ''The city's obligated to pave that part of Tenth under its original agreement with Urban Renewal," Mayor Jimmie Edwards explained today in commenting on a contract let this week for the paving of 830 feet of Tenth Street. Blytheville School District and Ben White and Sons, each of which has property fronting on the new $24,000 street, will pay nothing for its improvement. "The Central Urban Renewal District ends — as far as Tenth is concerned — at the railroad on Tenth. Now, all that between the railroad and where Willow will connect with Tenth was taken out of the district. Urban Renewal will pave Willow and extend it to Tenth south of Dr. (H. C.) Sims' office. "But we have an agreement with Urban Renewal to provide the connecting street between any two district projects. That's why we're having to pave Division down to Moultrie," Edwards said. Willow, when paved and extended to Tenth, will end there, Edwards said. It will be paved under contracts which are scheduled to be let following a July 12 bid opening. Sulcer Charge Unanswered LITTLE ROCK (AP) - State Insurance Commissioner Harvey Combs has declined to comment on a gubernatorial candidate's statement that the Insurance Department pays some investigators on a full- time basis even though they work only part time. Kenneth Sulcer of Osceola one of eight Democratic candidates for governor, said Wednesday that be knew of at least one case where a full- tin)* taw student worked only on weekends, but was paid as a full-time investigator. "I'll have no comment on anything Sulcer says," Combs said. "The Insurance Department has pressed the governor for more money for more investigators, when, actually, they don't have any the way they work it," Sulcer said. "We're constantly finding things wrong on this business of employes wha don't de anything," bt edded. ' "The police put an end to that then," Kapp said, "and I expect they can stop it now." Meanwhile things are back te normal, and Old Stinky's murky waters again flow peacefully through the. city - unchallenged by potential rivals. . It was a near thing, though.; ELECTED — Re?. John Gearing, superintendent of missions for Misetatpj* County Baptists, was elected secretary of tbe superintendents of Missions Conference of the Southern Baptist .Convention which met last nonth In Detroit. Storms At Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KANSAS — Widely scattered tornadoes killed at least 13, inured about 600 and caused jroperty damage in the mil- ions. Gov. William Aver? called out National Guard to maintain order and assist in rescue work. Among hardest- hit cities were Topeka, the state capital, and Manhattan, home if Kansas State University. •• FLORIDA— Hurricane Alma swirled up the west coast of Florida, leaving at least two dead and bringing a threat of destructive winds in Georgia. ILLINOIS - Violently windy rain storms in suburbs northwest of Chicago killed a small girl, snapped power lines, felled nany trees and flooded some lighways. : (See detailed stories on page 7) wiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiimniiiniiiiiniiiim Wccrtfier forecast Partly cloudy and Dot M warm this afternoon. Fair and cooler tonight. Friday clear to partly cloudy and cooler. High* today 8042. Lows tonight 47-55. High Friday In the lower 80't. Saturday: cloudy and warmer.

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