The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 9, 1966 · Page 11
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 9, 1966
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BlythevlUV (Ark.) Courier New* - Thuradsy, June », MM- Ps» Buddhists Want U.S. Against Ky By EDWIN Q. WHITE SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - The Buddhist Institute's chairman called on U.S. Ambassador Henry Cai.-jl Lodge today, apparently, seeking American support of the Buddhists' new' campaign of nonviolence' against Premier Nguyen Cao Ky's regime. While Thich Tain Chau conferred with Lodge at the barricaded U.S. embassy in Saigon, his major rival in the Buddhist movement, Thich Tri Quang, went into the second day of a hunger strike in Hue protesting the government and U.S. support of it. Both use the title Thich, meaning venerable. U.S. officials declined to comment on the meeting between Tarn Chau and Lodge, which lasted an hour and 45 minutes. They said only it came about at the monk's request. Both Tam Chau and his interpreter, Dr. Tran Quang Thuan, a former cabinet minister, said the meeting was "normal, on matters of mutual understanding." Tri Quang began his fast en the porch of the house of Lt. Col. Phan Van Khoa, progovern- ment mayor of Hue and chief of surrounding Thua Thie province. Other monks and nuns crowded around him. He declared he would restrict himself to water and juices until the government resigns. In another nonviolent protest gainst the government Tri Quang's supporters in Hue kept Buddhist altars in the streets in front of their homes but moved them aside this morning to let a South-Vietnamese military convoy pass through. They then pushed them back into the street. The Buddhist militants turned to nonviolence after their campaign of street riots, rebellion within the ranks of the army and finally suicides by fire failed to arouse either widespread public support or sufficient reaction among military commanders to oust Ky. The Buddhist campaign did produce considerable antigov- irnment feeling in the ranks of he Vietnamese army's 1st Division in the Hue area, and a U.S. military spokesman reported hat the Viet Cong was trying to ake advantage of this. He said Communist leaflets found in the area of the division's 3rd Regiment promised that the Viet Cong would not fight the regiment if it agreed to do likewise. 'We can be identified in the daytime by a flag and by a flare at night," the Viet Cong leaflets said. The spokesman commented: 'If the VC stick up a flag it will be shot down. No part of the 1st Division will agree not to fight the Viet Cong." CALLING MONEY 'DOLLAR' NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) In. converting its currency from the British pound to the U. S. decimal system, the Bahamas government decided to name the basic monetary unit a dollar. Rejected were these suggest ed names: conch, carib, Bolivar, colon, cruzeira, sol, peso, sucre, wahoo crown cay angel nobel sovereign, mark and sand. Said one official: "I cannot imagine what the old lady of Mars Bay, Andros, would say if she was told thai her chickens or her pig had sole for 'three w a h o o s' or 'five conchs' and 'two cays.' They're Wrecking The Hills' WASHINGTON (AP) Young Robert Douglas Jr. lives by the hills and loves them. He wrote a letter of protest to President Johnson because "the men are wrecking the hill to make room for the people." He got a Cabinet-level reply. This was the penciled letter, complete with spelling, from Robert, 8, who lives at 1200 Lynnwood Drive, Novato, Calif.: "Dear M. R. Jonstion. How could we keep people from coming in to California and Marin couhtly. Because people come in and the men have to wreck our hills and fills, and our rivers and woods to make room. An- amals get killed and then we don't We any anamals. It only takes the men 30 seconds to wreck the Indian mound and it took the Indian 300 year ta build the mounds. "I love the hill and the fills and river because I live by hills and men are wrecking the hill to make room for the peo- pe." The White House referred the letter to Secretary of the Interior Stewart L. Udall. His reply, made available to reporters today, said in part: "It is with a feeling of mingled pleasure and sadness that I WINNER-Billy Davis (left), Blytheville B. F. Goodrich store manager is presented a plaque by L. T. Greiner which signifys Davis' membership in the Winners Circle, composed of 93 men from the Goodrich organization. Nationalism Cracking Military Alliance By JAMES MAKLOW AP News Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) - People huddle together in shock and terror but go their own way again when the sun shines. The Western world, which huddled after the last war, is showing signs it thinks the sun is out. Twenty years ago it would not have been far-fetched to think of a union of the Atlantic nations, including the United States, to provide a common interest and a common defense to protect it. They had learned from Hitler what lack of unity could mean. But tfie idea would never haveipeans had no choice. They had been very real. The United J "" '"" ' ' " "~ States, whose territory was unscathed by the war, would never have yielded its sovereignty to some Western union. The . attitude of the United States might have been different if it had been devastated by bombing as Europe was. The closest the Atlantic powers came to real unity was in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, including the United States, as a defense against Russian attack. Meanwhile, the east Euro- 37 Dead So Far Alma Kills Two in Florida ST.. PETERSBURG, Fla. I Angry seas (AP) — Hurricane Alma raked I pinned down in ports the the length of Florida's west i"""* " f h » th FIOI-M.. « coast today, roared on toward the state- capital city of Tallahassee, and left a threat of dangerous wake. With two tides in her stormy persons dead in Florida, and a 250-mile trail of debris scattered from Key Westi to Tampa Bay, forecasters feared the greater damage might come when tides ranging from seven to 10 feet above normal sweep into the coast. Top winds of ISO miles an hour lashed around the center as the hurricane struck the city of St. Petersburg a glancing but full length of both Florida coasts and along the Georgia shoreline. Signs, trees, palm fronds, garbage cans were blown into the streets of suburban St. Petersburg along the Gulf of Mexico when Alma struck the area a 90- mile-an-hour blow. But no major damage was small craft reported. Electric and communication failure was kept to a minimum. Scattered minor injuries were reported as plate glass windows popped out in store fronts and trees fell across houses. Alma was charged with two deaths in Florida. That brought the hurricane's toll of lives to 37 since she was potent blow and raced on to- NEWS BRIEFS NEW YORK (AP) - The American Heart Association has announced it will spend about $10 million for, scientific re! search in heart disease during Jniversity of Pennsylvania and 'rinceton University will cooperate with the U..S. Army Elec- ronics Command in a $2.9-mil- ion research program on avia- ion electronics, a joint announcement says. ward the Florida panhandle. | tne fj 5ca i year starting July 1. Within a few hours, forecasters said it would sweep r into it Apalachee Bay, in the elbow of the Panhandle, and on into Tallahassee 25 miles north of the gulf shore. A last-minute westerly shift in the storm's track spared Tampa, and its satellite communities the worst of Alma's winds. But as the winds switched south and southwest following the storm's passage, the Weather Bureau said raging tides of seven to 10 feet above normal would hit the coast from Tampa northward to the Panhandle and UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) — The United Nations has announced that Bolivia and Cuba have signed the international convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination. The convention was adopted by the U.N. General Assembly last Dec. 21 and takes effect after 27 countries have signed it. Twenty-one have signed it but none has ratified it. LOS ANGELES (AP) Searching the memory for facts ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. ls.on . A.. . Rockefeller has signed a bill to set up a $10-mil- ion revolving fund to generate 5150 million a year to build private, low-income housing. Assembly Speaker Anthony Travia, who sponsored the measure, said the law would mcourage the use of the money ;o construct or rehabilitate 11,- XX) housing units. write in. answer to your fine letter to President Johnson. I am sorry that your hill and fields are disappearing under the bulldozers' tracks and am very pleased and impressed with your mature reaction. "When you say 'I live by hills' you are expressing something deeply imbedded in, your nature as well as ? statement of ego- graphical fact. For countless centuries men have 'lived by' hills and fields and rivers, and when these things are covered up by a cement and steel and glass topping; we feel rootless and uncomfortable. "You have put your finger precisely on the problem- when you say 'to make room for the people,' and unfortunately no one yet has figured put how to 'keep people from coming.' I do, however, have a deep appreciation for the frustration you feel at seeing your natural surroundings disappearing to make room for more and more people. "The President and I, and many people like us, are doing everything we can to set aside parks and to keep open spaces so that at least you will have some place to go and enjoy nature when every bit of it around your home has been turned into streets and yards." from three to seven feet south of | Qn memory wolrt be nec essary Tampa. Heavy rains.fell over the entire Florida peninsula and spread northward into Georgia. Katz Jewelers NEW LOCATION 221 W. Main St. Next Door to Martin's Men's Store and Gaines-Wright Shoe Store. research scientists the catalogued COMING COLE—An upcoming actress with, an already famous name, Carol Cole is the daughter of the late Nat "King" Cole. since specialists at the University of California at Los Angeles established their new brain bank. The specialists deal in facts, figures and opinions of brain - and make information available to other brain researchers. It is called the Brain Information Service. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) • Pan American World Airways says it has asked the Civil Aeronautics Board for authority to fly from San Francisco to Moscow, via Tokyo. Pan Am has for. years been certified to fly from New York to Moscow, contingent upon a bilateral air agreement between the two countries. There has been a big increase in air service to Moscow by Western airlines in recent years. Japan and the U.S.S.R. recently signed an agreementon route. a trans-Siberian PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The born in the Caribbean last weekend. Five dead were counted in Cuba, which Alma battered for the mountain town of San Raf- the figures aftera s ystematic five- hours Wednesday before roaring into the Florida straits, sideswiping Key West and heading north along the west Florida coast. Thirty dead were reported in the mountain town of San Rafael in Honduras, which was inundated by a sea of mud. At first, Honduran .authorities reported 78 dead, but they revised count. . • . suffered the full impact of the war and were scooped up by Stalin and put in the Russian jag as satellites. Yet, just as in the West; each ireasured its own individuality, called nationalism and, instead of immediately absorbing them, Russia let each have its own government, provided it was Communist. Eventually, in 1955, Russia formed a counterpart of NATO by forming the Warsaw pact, a military alliance made up of Russia and the satellites. So now there were two groups of huddlers: East and West under a military shield. Both sides began to relax a bit as the shock and terror of the war retreated from memory and tbey began to get back on their feet and prospered. Fear and suspicion remain on both sides, but less intensely. And the result was predictable. As each nation, East and West, began to feel a little less dependent on its neighbors, Kiat old story which has plagued history, nationalism, began to tell itself 'again. France is the best example of it under President Charles de Gaulle who, saying times have changed, rocked NATO by deciding to pull his troops out from under its command. Inevitably other NATO partners will assert their own nationalism more and more, in different ways, as time passes. But the relaxed mood settling over Western Europe has begun to have its effect in the Communist world. ;, . Romania called for the abolition of all military alliances and the withdrawal! of troops from foreign'soil, which was a way of telling the Russians to' get back where they belong. •. None of'.the other satellites has been as outspoken or restless as Romania although it can only be a matter of time'before they are, unless East-West, animosities tense up again. -^ But time moves slowly :: and the Western world — eastern Europe is included here — is still divided into two blocs.; 'this is frustrating for both and] it' is impossible, because of the; eyo- utionary process of history ,1 to relieve this condition can .(remain frozen another 20 years;. The proof is that Communism in Europe, like capitalism, Jias been in this evolutionary-; process right aiong and will ..'wind up, like capitalism, unrecognizable by its early prophets. Right now we are just looking^ the slim beginnings. -~ KANSAS CITY,- Mo. (AP) - iomer McWilliams, who, lived he last 19 years of his life in a lospital because he preferred to, left an estate of $8,633,353. McWilliams, a bachelor, died at the age of 98 last Dec. 21. He entered Trinity Lutheran Hospital after a traffic accident and stayed as a paying guest. In his will, filed in Probate Court, McWilliams set up a trust fund for charity and left cash be- o.uests to seven cousins, a nurse, friends and a long-time, confidant, Corelanus Thorp. McWilliams made his fortune in investments and real estate. LEGEND—John Champman, the Massachusetts man who became a national legend as Johnny Apple- seed, is honored on a new five-cent stamp in the American Folklore series. First-day issue will be Sept. 24 at Leominster, Mass., birthplace of the gentle eccentric who devoted his life to planting apple trees through 100,000 square miles of the Midwest, SALES TAXES IN 41 STATES CHICAGO (AP) - State sales taxes, the chief revenue 'raiser for state governments, now are imposed by 41 states and :the District of Columbia. i: Massachusetts and Virginia now join the list of states employing this form of levy which in 1965 accounted for $6.7 ^Milion, or nearly 26 per cenf',«f the total'state tax'take of $26.1 billion. i 'SUN FOLLOWER' SHADES BIRDS MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A pair of robins showed they can take advantage of man's ingenuity. When technologists of the U. S. Forest Products Laboratory built a "sun follower" that slowly tilts from east to west to expose wood specimens to max imum sunshine, the robins moved in. They built a nest in the sup porting framework, which is kept comfortably shaded all day by the specimen rack above it. YES! Cold ' S forage! 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Introducing "Dark Bourbon" Hill & Hill Preferred KICK-OFF MEETING FOU NEW PRODUCT: The following National Distillers executives recently met in Hot Springs where they were given full details on the introduction of Hill & Hill Preferred dark bourbon . . . Pictured left to right are S. R. "Sandy" Dawson, Arkansas State Manager. Clarence Sellers, Southwest Division Manager, National Distillers. Gordon B. Stewart, Sales Manager, McKesson & Robbins Liquor Division. Brad Green; Vice-president, Marketing Director, Jack Fritsche, Southern Regional Manager. Fred T. Busse, Sales Promotional Manage^ National Distillers Prod. Co. In drinking preferences, these are volatile, changing times. Consumers know what they want. Their desires arc more sophisticated, and today more than ever they get what they want and not what someone wants to sell them. Fully aware of :this trend, National Distillers, as a result of long research, has developed a new product, Hill & Hill Preferred, a "dark whiskey" for those who prefer deep, flavorful Bourbon. This represents s large segment of consumers dis- must be a variety of product types within a category to reach today's ever expanding market. This is the principle behind Hill & Hill Preferred Dark Bourbon." • The brand has met with Immediate success and built- a sizeable repeat sale business. In one market, the brand achieved 90 per cent distribution in 60 days and fat four months, showed * 47 per,, cent increase in sales, Mr. Herr- CF>t .v..» ..- maim Mid, and this is typical mildness' Others want the op- of every market the brand;fas posite. In other words, there ( introduced. ,. j enchanted with the so-called "light" whiskey trend, who want Bourbon with character and bouquet. Ray Herrmann, Jr., vice president and assistant general manager of National Distillers, is confident that there is a big future for this product. He said: "The day of a brand being all things to all people is over. Products, must be geared to meet specific wants of consumers. In distilled spirits some people prefer lightness and

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