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Blythevflle (Ark.) Courier Newt - Monday, June U, 1W* - Fife Some See Turning Point Cautious Optimism Sounded On Viet Nam War Tide By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) - High administration officials .believe expanding U.S. combat operations in Viet Nam may hasten a turning point in th« war against Communist .conquest In South Viet Nam. A new tone of optimism is apparent in official comment here, although it is not universally shared. Some highly placed officials fear that the military gains now being registered may be frustrated by new political violence in Sou* Viet Nam or by some strategic shift on the part of Communist forces. However the dominant administration line as developed primarily by Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and apparently supported by Secretary of State Dean Rusk is that political turmoil among the South Vietnamese this spring had caused only temporary — even though serious - setbacks to the anti-Communist fight and "substantial military progress" has been made in recent weeks. In a joint news conference with Rusk at the White House Saturday, McNamara also told reporters that offensive operations by the United States, South Vietnamese and allied forces had frustrated plans of the Communist high command for a "monsoon offensive." Other officials indicate that the total amount of damage which allied forces are now able to inflict on Communist forces is almost in balance with the gains which the Communists are able to make by way of infiltration of troops from North Viet Nam and recruitment in the south. Administration officials have claimed that in the first four months of this year - January through April - the North Vietnamese sent 19,000 men through the jungle roads and trails into South Viet Nam - an average of about 4,700 a month. In the same period about 14,000 fighters are estimated to have been added to Viet Cong forces through recruitment in the south. The gross gain from the two sources totaled about 33,000. For "the same period of four months more than 16,000 Communist fighters are reported to have been killed in action with other thousands wounded, captured or defected to South Viet Nam. U.S. officials estimate that Communist losses from all these sources totaled more than 30,000 and that even with errors in all statistics, the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese total gains and total losses must be approaching a point of balance. They regard this as an important measure of progress because a critical point in the war, from the administration view, is expected to be reached when Viet Cong, and North Vietnamese losses exceed their Infiltration and recruitment rate. Johnson administration leaders have hoped that such a point might be reached early next year. Some now wonder whether it may dvelop more rapidly, depending on both military and political developments In South Viet Nam. McNamara disclosed Saturday that 18,000 more American troops will go to Viet Nam in the next 45 days, raising the total of U.S. forces in the south to 285,000. President Johnson decides on reinforcements from time to me. McNamara's plans call or another 100,000 or more men o go into ttie country on the ssumption that infiltration rom the north will continue, robably at an increasing rate. The total by the end of the ear is expected to be close to 00,000 American troops in South Viet Nam. But the orders o go to that level have not been iven by the President. Implicit in this situation is the U.S. willingness to reduce or withhold reinforcements if the Communists reduce or halt infil- ration. But officials said there ias been no evidence that the lomimmisls intended to do any- hing other than pursue the con- ict. Officials reported that almost 11 the U.S. reinforcements now oing in would add to combat itrength in the field rather than o base security and logistical operations. One Communist response to he growing aggressiveness of he U.S. and allied forces, Offi- ials believe, may be to avoid Contact as much as possible, to Dally Record Showers spread Into western] Arkansas this morning after a weekend of warm, dry weather. A slow-moving cold front is approaching northwest Arkansas and showers will spread eastward across the state this afternoon ai tl>» cold front advances across the state. Rainfall amounts were of little consequence up to 6 a.m. but some heavier showers during the day and night will drop over an inch in some localities. Somewhat cooler, drier air will follow the front Wednesday. By Tuesday much of the shower activity ihould be over but with a few showers lingering in extreme south Arkansas. Yesterday'* highs were in the upper 80s to mid 90s but cloudiness will moderate these readings somewhat today. Overnight lows were in the mild upper 60s and low 70s. the five-day forecast, « a.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. next Sunday, calls for temperatures to average up to five degrees below normal with cooling Tuesday and only minor day-UMiay changes thereafter. Normal highs 86 to 91. Normal low 64 to 69. Rain will total around % inch with locally higher amounts in widely scattered thundershowers Tuesday and again near the end of the week. Scattered showers indicated for today and tonight would be most welcome in most sections of the state. Hot, dry weather has depleted top soil moisture supplies. Rains are needed in ,the Delta to keep poor stands of •cotton growing well. Soybeans ; would benefit a? well. The small • grain harvest will ..». interrupted 'to many localities in the cm; tral and north Delta today and Tuesday but will resume by mid week in most areas. Haying 'prospect* are poor today but by I tomorrow morning the rains ; ihould be over especially in ^northwest Arksnsas. i A return to showery conditions is expected by Thursday er Friday. it stturdWi blih— SS t: Suntw'i July Sept. Dec. Markets By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LEESVILLE, La. (AP) — Reba Kay Blade, 7, of El Do- roado, Ark., drowned in Lake Anacoco near here Saturday on family outing with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Blade. 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HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Veter, an stage and movie character ei Ovornlglit low—™ Precipitation J«n. 1 to d«te .'House flra, JW West, ( l P 'Hou8e t flre, y iw N. 5th, 10:4S .'*.m, Saturday. hold positions in the deep jungle and prolong the struggle Indefinitely. However, officials who are most hopeful about forcing a military showdown with - the Communists and convincing them they cannot win the war, say that the combination of far- ranging ground actions and heavy U.S. air strikes against deep jungle strongholds are making it increasingly difficult for the Reds to maintain security areas anywhere. Pessimists in the government argue that political apposition to the Saigon administration has knocked out anti-Communist offensives in South Viet Nam's chief northern provinces around Hue for several weeks. They also claim that large areas in other parts of the country are under Viet Cong domination with the Communist troops achieving protection by living as part of the population. Thus official Washington continues divided in judgment on whether and how quickly the tide of battle may be turned de- cisively'against the Communist forces. But Sie dominant line now displayed .by the White House and Defense Department is more optimistic than at any time in the recent past. Arkansas News Briefs LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gub- irnatorial candidate Brooks Hays says he will officially jpen his campaign from the steps of the Pope County Courthouse at Russellville June 17. WARREN, Ark. (AP)- John Willy Beiim, 13, of Warren drowned while swimming in the Saline River north of the Ar- tansas 4 bridge here Sunday, Sheriff John Cruce said. LITTLE ROCK (AP)-Americans today spend nearly seven per cent of their budget on medical services each year, compared to three per cent in the 1930s, federal Judge Oren Harris said here Sunday. Harris told the 158 graduates of the University of Arkansas Medical Center at spring commencement exercises that needs for increased medical facilities also have increased. Faculty gold key .awards, the highest given by the school, went to Dr. Carl Matthews of Sedalia, Mo., in the School of Medicine, Miss Linda Joyce Owen of Smackover in the School of Nursing and Walter Hermitage, second runner-up. HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) Gov. Orval Faubus erred when he cited high jury verdicts as a cause of a recent automobile insurance .rate increase, the president of the American Trial Lawyers Association said Saturday. Joseph Kelner of New York City, a speaker at the Arkansas Bar Association meeting, said judges can reduce excessive damage judgments. Kelner said the increases were due to greater number of accidents, higher cost of medi- Hubbard of Texarkana in School of Pharmacy. the SHOCKING DISPLAY—Not wired for sound or lights but for protection, this statue, representing Agriculture, is one of several on the District Building in Washington, D.C., draped with wires to keep the birds away. Starlings, given to cluttering up the capital's monumental statuary, are shooed away with a light shock il they should be foolhardy enough to alight on the iestooned figures. Sweden Kills U.S. Arms Request Munitions trade sources say the Swedish government has turned down repeated United States requests to buy Swedish arms and ammunition for the use of American forces in Viet Nam. Harvard Prof. John Galbrailh, former U.S ambassador to In. dia, said Sunday in Providence! R.J. : "Sweden . ..' • has thought so little of our (Viet Nam) policy that she has imposed an arms embargo—a quarantine — upon us." There has been no official confirmation of the reports in Washington or Stockholm. Swedish Trade Minister Gunnar Lange said May 25 his department had not turned down any U.S. request to buy arms. Several days later, the Penta gon acknowledged that it hat nade 'informal inquiries' about which : types of TOT ex ilosives were available in Sweden. It was learned that Swedish manufacturers had refused to ell explosives to the U.S. ,, r , The Pentagon also said it 'does not at present purchase r intend to purchase arms or ammunition from Sweden." ';> Official Swedish policy forbids arms sales to any nation involved or about to be involved n foreign or domestic conflicts. The embargo currently appije> o Communist and Arab nations;, srael, Spain, Portugal and South Africa, trade sources say. - -r • Powerful and fierce •'• Gorillas, largest of the mart- ike 'apes, can bend iron bars and will fight fiercely if they are cornered or if their fami- ies are threatened. • By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS j Police, fireman and troops TOKYO (AP) — A Communist Chinese firing squad today executed a "counterrevolutionary" youth immediately after he was convicted of injuring two "friendly foreigners," the official New China News Agency announced. The broadcast said Yang Kuo- ching, 20, broke into a Peking Store last April 29 and used a kitchen knife to wound journalist Bakari Traore from Mali and avi'iucuidt iiigiid . ivob VI iiicui* jgi £>aAUl 1 JLLaUiC iiuiu iTiaii anu cal and hospital care and "es- the wife of Bruno Mahlow-, first pecially the increased cost of ' ' '" "-'-' "—~ automobile repair." OBITUARY • P. F. Modesitt Paul Franklin Modesitt of Manila died yesterday, He was 49. Mr. Modesitt was born in Spiro, Oklahoma, and had lived in the Manila area for the last 35 years. He was a farmer and member of the First Methodist Ihurch of Manila. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Modesitt of Manila; Two sons, Samuel Lee Mo- Jesitt of the U. S. Army in Laughton, Oklahoma, and Paul Dean Modesitt of Little Rock; A daughter, Sheila Diane Modesitt of Manila; A brother, Herschel Modesitt secretary of the East German Embassy. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Ambassadors of 10 Far Eastern nations met here today to lay the groundwork for a conference that could lead to a customs union and agricultural bank. A conference source said several delegations had such proposals to submit to the meeting Tuesday of foreign ministers j from South Korea, South Viet I Nam, Nationalist China, Thailand, Japan, the Philippines, Zealand. Laos is participating as an observer. MOSCOW (AP) — Warsaw Pact nations are reported seriously divided over Romanian demands that each member have a greater voice in decisions of the Soviet-dominated of Dyess; A sister, Mrs. Ruby Asfahl actor, Wallace Saturday. Ford, (t, died ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) -Igene L. Raymond, n, presideat of the Ciiar Institute, of Amarj, c, (WSonfry. ..-...' Remember Pay Your taper ley LITTLE ROCK (AP) - W. 0. Dortch of West Memphis was elected Sunday es commander of the Arkansas chapter of The 40 and 8, an organization for World War I veterans. LITTLE ROCK (AP)- Linda Lyn Edwards, 18, daughter of Mrs. Julian M. Edwards of near Texarkana, was named Arkansas Dairy Princess Saturday night. The blue-eyed blonde will represent Arkansas in the 1967 National American Dairy Princess contest in Chicago. Last year's winner, Diane Hall of Damascus, enters toe national contest June 31. WARREN, Ark. (AP)-Pamela Jo England, 17, a brownette from Riaon, was named Miss Pink Tomato of ttM at Warren Saturday night at the end of the 10th .annual Pink Tomato Festival. The festival celebrates *e tomato harvest in Susan Covneille, li,"orwar- ran, waa first runner-up and Barbara Jeaa Nutt, U, at of Paragould; And two grandchildren. Services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at First Metho dist Church of Manila, with Rev. Jack Glass officiating. Burial will be in Leachville Cemetery. searched valleys filled with mud and rocks by the 14-inch deluge that lashed Hong Kong for 15 hours. Bulldozers, heavy trucks and tractors were called in to clear shattered cars and other debris from main intersections and streets, but traffic was blocked throughout much of the island. Helicopters ferried food supplies to Victoria Peak, a European residential area isolated by slides and washed out roads. Unofficial damage estimates ranged up to $30 million. Semantics is the study of. the exact meaning of words and the changes that take place in their meaning. INTEGRATION (Continued from Page One) [rass. Highway patrolmen and some of the marchers guarded the area during the night. Some evidence of what was thought to be Ku Klux Klan sur veillance emerged Sunday Some cars passing the march ers bore little rosettes at the tip of their radio aerials and some people with walkifrtalkie radios were in the area. One white teen-ager, on the dam overlooking the campsite at the foot of thelspillway, .said "We ought to get a crowd together and rout them out. o there and'burn those tents." The marchers still were « miles from the start of th* area considered Klan territory. BnvfcM By "'CM. i! 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Three thousand rescue workers have recovered 51 bodies from the debris. Search headquarters said 16 more were burled and presumed dead, and another 22 missing and feared Mn. Polly Jonas Funeral services for Mrs. Polly Jones, 82, will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Cleveland St., with Aev. T. J. Green officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Mrs. Jones leaves a daughter, Mrs. May McClair, of Blytheville. IF NEW YORK CAN SAVE THE MET... ELM GROVE, Wis. (AP) The village blacksmith shop will be more than just a memory if residents of Elm Grove have their way. They have launched a drive to raise lip to S40,000 to acquire and preserve several of the village's oldest boildings, including the blacksmith shop which was built in 1M3. A barbershop included in the group dates back to 1N4. your WfSTfNGHOUSf Dtaltr Manila, Arkansas Drive a Few Miles! SAVE A LOT OF DOLLARS Biggest Selection! Biggest Bargains! In This Entire Area! 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