The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 18, 1966 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 18, 1966
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62—NO. SC BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS (72315) SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 1966 TIN CINTS 10 PAGES Soviets Muzzle Fidel? By BEN F. MEYER WASHINGTON (AP) - Some Washington analysts believe the Soviet Union may have ordered Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro to stop talking and take • back seat in his country's affairs. Whether he has been stripped of power, the analysts say, remains to be seen. The State Department took public notice Thursday of reports that Castro's regime faces "growing popular dissatisfaction." Press officer Robert McCloskey also noted that "it is a fact that Castro uncharacteristically has no been in the foreground of evens since May 1." The Cuban Prime Minister was reported Friday to have concluded an inspection trip to one of the provinces. * * * Analysts here are basing the theory that Moscow may have gagged Castro on persistent reports that the Soviet Union has found some of his recent activities very troublesome. Earlier this year Castro engaged in a prolonged feud with Yugoslavia, a nation that has shown signs of independence from the Communist bloc. The Castro regime's outbursts against Yugoslavia came as the Kremlin appeared to be making a concerted effort to avoid further breaches among bloc nations in light of its continuing battle with Communist China. Only last month the Soviet Union signed a trade treaty for worth of goods with Yugoslavia the exchange of $2.6 billion through 1970. * + + Romania and Poland both have given indications lately that they would like closer ties with the West, paricularly in trade. And Premier Chou En-lai of Red China now is visiting Romania. Thus the Soviet Union, weary of prolonged aid to Communist Cuba and disturbed by its worsening economy, may have decided to clamp down on Castro to avoid the possibility of his stirring more rifts. Some Cuban experts also say that Castro's blast at Yugoslavia may have been really aimed at Moscow, which the prime minister couldn't mention by name because the Soviet Union is keeping his regime afloat with an estimated $1 million in aid a day. Door Still Open at Head Start Approximately 250 children taking part in Project Head Start in the Blytheville School District, according to Director T. A. Woodward. The program is open to all children who will be 6 years old by Oct. 1. "There are about 50 more children who are eligible for the program, but have not enrolled, Woodward said. "It's still not too late for them to register and take part," he added. Woodyard described the program as "real good." There are 19 teachers and 18 teacher aides working with the children. The children receive kindergarten type instruction. They are taught such things as how to play with each other, how to be creative, how to listen and follow instruction, how to conform to group movements, an good eating habits. Franklin, Robinson and Promised Land schools are the centers for Head Start. It is cosponsored by the Blytheville School District and the Mississi- Opportunity. (Courier News photo). At Caruthersville Mayor Luxuriates In Green Stuff from D.C Mayor B. F. (Hot) Rogers of Caruthersville, Mo., believes that all things come to him who waits. We've finally got some of that green stuff from Washington," Rogers crowed this morning. "We haven't been as lucky as Blytheville, you know." What the colorful mayor was referring to was a $73,500 grant made this week by the Economic Development Administration town to build a four - lane industrial access road. The grant, to be matched by equivalent city funds, will provide for 1,800 feet of construc- j tion, connecting the city and its nearby industrial area, and tying in with a proposed Columbia Expressway route now on the viiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiniiiiiiiiiiiiniiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiii Wrong Place For A Wheelchair BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP' — Ralph A. Miller, 71, of Providence, R.I., has pleaded guilty to drunkenness and other charges after, police said, he was arrested while "driving his wheelchair down the middle of Main Street." Police said cars swerved to avoid hitting Miller or his wheelchair before he was arrested Thursday night on charges of being drunk, disorderly, and resisting a policeman. Judge Ann T. Mikoll Friday ordered Miller to a hospital for an examination. The Providence man, a disabled veteran whose legs are amputated, said he was on a bus stopover while en route to Detroit. McCandless Appointed WASHINGTON (AP) - William M. McCandless, 47, was sworn in Friday as the federal co-chairman of the Ozark Mountains Regional Commission by Secretary of Commerce John T. Connor. McCandless, an Oklahoma City, Okla., furniture dealer and manufacturer, said he hopes to meet soon with representatives of the three states on the commission who will serve with him MfMbiirmto. Satellites To Link U.S. And iet Nam WASHINGTON (AP) - The Defense Department says by late summer it will begin relaying military commands to Viet Nam via seven satellites orbiting 21,000 miles from earth. The defense communications satellites were launched from Cape Kennedy Thursday aboard an Air Force Titan rocket. Officials said the satellites, released from the rocket at 20- to 25-second intervals, were performing perfectly. Air Force Secretary Harold Brown said Friday installation of a terminal in Viet Nam to receive the messages is expected by the end of the summer. He added that officials expect the new communications system to play a "most important role in transmission of traffic vital to the U. S. defenses." The satellites are "jam resistant," Brown said, and have previsions to "prevent unauthorized use." But it was. indicated that other nations could monitor signals relayed by the orbiting radio relay stations. The Pentagon emphasized, however, that the satellites would be tested only with coded signals. Brown said more satellites will be launched this summer "to insure against failure of any one or even several — of the satellites." He said eventually the D«'ense Department expects to have 22 satellites to form an orbiting military switchboard able to link ground ttaUooa K.OOf nilw apart. planning boards. Rogers cited Missouri's U. S. Senator Stuart Symington for his "good offices" in securing the grant, and said the new CIA Chief Quits WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson announced today the resignation of retired Adm. William F. Raborn as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and said he will be succeeded by his deputy, Richard Helms. This was the big surprise at an announced-in-advance news conference in Johnson's oval office. He sandwiched word of Raborn's departure in among routine personnel changes recited at the start of the 35-minute highway will allow four firms I located in the industrial area to expand, providing jobs for an additional 400 peeople in the area. Approximately 700 people are now employed in the affected industrial area. The mayor said work will begin on the highway "just a soon as we can get the money. Our engineering is already done and ail we need to do is accept bids and let a contract." Rogers said the highway grant $400,000 streeet construction program will build "a new future" for the city's 10,000 residents. "We used to be just a rough old river town," he said, "but the times, they are a-changing. We're going to become a city." WHllam F. Raboro session. The President said the resignation was accepted "with regret." There had been reports of un- teppiness at high levels within the CIA about aborn's direction of the super secret agency. Johnson also volunteered a new statement on the Viet Nam war and said that, as a result of almost daily reviews of the situation, "we sincerely feel thai the national interest requires that we persist in our iMjOBNMNMFffflll Negro's Killers Are Identified NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP)-One of three white men arrested on murder charges has testified he saw the other two shoot an elderly Negro to death with a rifle and a shotgun. The three are charged in the June 10 slaying of Ben Chester White, 65, whose body was : ound two days later in nearby Pretty Creek, riddled by 17 rifle slugs. He was also hit in the head by a shotgun blast. The testimony came Friday from James L. Jones, 56, of Natchez in preliminary hearings : or Claude Fuller, 46, of Natchez and Ernest Avants, 35, of Washington, Miss. Jones said Fuller shot White with the rifle and directed Avants to shoot him with the shotgun. * * * Jones, who previously had pleaded guilty, testified he drove the car the night of June 10, and that afterwards Fuller told him to burn his new car because it was blood-spattered. Fuller a nd Avants pleaded innocent before County Judge obert A. Bonds, who ordered them held without bond for action of the Adams County grand jury. Fuller and Avants were identified earlier this year by the House Committee on Un-American Activities as past or present members of either the United Klans of America or the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, a Mississippi Klan. White's body, Jones testified, was dumped into the creek at Kingston, a community about 10 Ky Junta Over One-Year Hump By ROBERT 0. OHMAN SAIGON (AP) - The fatal shooting of a policeman and the beating of another by a Buddhist mob led troops and riot police to seal off Saigon's Bud' dhist Institute today, the windup off the first year of Premier Nguyen Cao Ky's military government. The premier, smiling and relaxed at an anniversary garden party, declared the remnants of Buddhist opposition "represent no problem at all" to his regime. "We are over the hump," he said. Ky declared dissidence in the northern city of Hue will have to be cleaned up very soon, with violence avoided where posst ble. He describeed the recent agitation in Saigon as "nothing •just screaming little children led by a handful of monks and paid agitators." "We will take care of that soon, too, he said. The policeman was shot dead with his own gun by one man from an antigovernment mob. The other was attacked by a mob of about 15 persons. Some sources said he was dragged bleeding into the institute compound; others said he may have been released. The police were'said to have been given orders to shoot at the legs of persons trying to flee from the compound, where the man who shot the policeman was said to have fled. In the war against the Viet Cong, American B52 bombers rounded out one year of raids against Communist targets in Viet Nam and marked the anniversary wifil two big attacks against the Communist guerrillas. Ground fighting dwindled to only minor allied contact with the Viet Cong. One wave of the Guam-based B52s hit a Viet Cong troop concentration 35 miles southwest of Da Nang. Another formation of the eight-engine bombers hammered two Viet Cong base camps 75 miles northwest of Saigon. The target area was in War Zone C near hhe Cambodian border, long a Communist troop stronghold. Police officials reported that a 16-year-old Buddhist girl, who set herself afire in an antigovernment protest Friday night, Ben A. Bugg Rites Sunday Ben A. Bugg of 2007 W. Chiek- asawba died yesterday in Mem>his. He was 79. A retired planter and land- >wner, Mr. Bugg was a lifelong 31ytheville resident. He was a member of one of Blytheville's oldest families. His father, Dr. Benjamin Bugg, Sr., located at he present site of Blytheville n 1860, before there was a town here. Mr. Bugg leaves his wife, Mrs. eota Bugg of Blytheville; A daughter, Mrs. Lois Young of Blytheville; Two grandsons, Ben K. Young of Memphis and Charles Buford Young of Los Angeles. Cal. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow at Cobb Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Martin Wilkinson in charge. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike O'Keefe, Vernon Maxwell. George Dillahunty, Bill Wyatt, Robert Thompson and Herman Mathews. NAACP to Meet Mississippi County's chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will meet at 1 p.m. tomorrow at City Hall. Richard L. Dockery, regional NAACP director, will address members. President of the local chapter it Mr* Suih Halt, died today. Tbe girl, Dao Thi Tuyet, set her clothing ablaze in the compound of the Buddhist Institute. Her death brought to 10 the number of self-immolations since May 29. The policeman was; shot to death with his own revolver and a police captain said the man who did it was seen running into the institute. Police were demanding that monks hand him over. The captain, Phan Huu Tran, said police knew tJie slayer. Plainclothesmen seized four persons, one of them wearing monk's robes, and took them away in a truck. One resisted and policemen were seen beating him with rifle butts. SPACE AGE NOISEMAKER — As if the machines and activities of the space age weren't noisy enough by themselves, this giant horn has been installed at the Huntsville, Ala., Mar* shall Space Flight Center to simulate the.roar of rocket engines. Mounted on a 75-foot steel tower, the 26-foot, 10,000- pound big noise is used before test firings of rocket engines to help verify atmospheric conditions. ; It .concentrates sound into a directed beam at very low frequencies similar to those produced by Saturn engine firings. Police said the slain policeman was on his way to work when he was attacked. He lived in the area. Although the institute, about two miles from downtown Saigon, has been the center of agitation against the government of Premier Nguyen Cao Ky, no monks in robes were seen in the crowd that attacked the policemen. The institute's gates were closed and about 200 persons milled about inside. Earlier, the crowd which had been on the street all day, burned an American Jeep. '•' : As the antigovernment rioting went into its sixth straight day,- ttie regime announced that'the curfew in the capital will ; be shortened by three hours today and Sunday to permit observe ances of Armed Forces Day. v • A big parade of all branches of the South Vietnamese and allied forces is scheduled for Sunday. Air force units also will fly over the city. The holiday will also mark the first anniversary of the military government of Premier Ky. • In Hue, the center of antigby^ ernment agitation in the north, Premier Ky's troops took control of the Dieu De Buddhist Simultaneously, another battalion of 500 loyal Vietnamese, marines arrived to bolster the government forces to 2,800 in the city of 106,000 people. ; "•Sifting Gemini Data Space Sleuths Eye Apollo Moon Project- MANNED SPACE CENTER, Houston, Tex. (AP) - Hoping for clear sailing in the Apollo man-to-the-moon project the national space agency plans to intensify its search into some of the mysteries of space travel as a result of new problem areas uncovered by troubled Gemini Three two-man Gemini flights remain all to include rendezvous with an orbiting satellite and space walks expected to provide vital experience necessary before men are committed to a lunar voyage. "We have to recognize that we did not achieve all of our major objectives on Gemini 9," said Dr. Robert C. Seamans, space agency deputy director at the Gemini 9 news conference Friday. "We cannot score this flight a 100 per cent success." Seamanp vevealed that he had ordered a complete investigation into plans for Geminis 10, 11 and 12, declaring: "We are going to use these threee flights to maximum advantage to get all the data we can preliminary to the Apollo programs." • Officials rounded out the list of spacemen assigned Gemini tasks Friday by naming Navy Capt. James A. Lovell Jr. and Jr. to fly Gemini 12, the last in the program. Gemini 9's pilots, Air Fore Lt. Col. Thomas P. Stafford and Navy Lt. Cmdr. Eugene A. Cernan, told of their troubles and successes in space at the same conference. The two astronauts, whose flight spanned three days in space, including a record 2- hour, 7-mlnute walk in space by Cernan, indeed had their troubles. First, their rendezvous target's protective shroud failed to separate in orbit, leaving the I vehicle looking like an "angry alligator" and incapable of serving as a link-up satellite. With the failure to link to the target docking adapter, Gemini ' 9 lost one of its major objectives. Later, it was revealed that ground crews failed to cor- Yard of Month The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Jones at 1209 Country Club Drive has been honored with the Yard of the Month award by City Beautiful Com- WyatftoBe Speaker; New Plans Made William H. Wyatt, board member of the Arkansas Farm Bureau and chairman of the state bureau's Fields • Crops Committee, will be guest speaker at Monday's meeting of the Chamber of Commerce executive committee at noon at Holiday Inn. Wyatt will discuss the effects of recent farm legislation on area crops and farmers, according to John Burnette, Chamber program chairman. Appointed co • chairmen of a Promotion Fund at yesterday's luncheon of the Chamber's Retail Merchants Division at the Goff Hotel were J. L. Westbook, Jr., and Richard Falkoff. According to Westbrook and Falkoff, the fund will call for monthly assessmeents of local stores to provide money for the six promotions held each year by the Retail Merchants Division. These. assessments are made according to the size of the store. Westbrook reported that 26 of 33 merchants attending signed up to participate in the Fund. Next promotion by the Division is the July 15 Sidewalk Sale, during which local merchants move their wares out to th« sidewalks fronting their building selling them from tables. Merchants also voted yesterday to stay open on Friday nights instead of Thursday olCbtt if twite July. 1$ ial* _ rectly attach the ibraud. Seamans said that in the fa- ture efforts will be made to "run whatever tests are necessary to get better technical performance and improve our operations capabilities." Cernan's walk in space had to he cut a half hour short because his faceplate fogged so badly that he could not even see himself in a mirror attached to the rear of the spacecraft. The new champion space walker said the trouble developed as strolling in orbit proved to be more'work than anticipated and his suits ventilation system was not adequate to remove body moisture. Cernan also discovered difficulty in maneuvering with a 25- foot umbilical cord feeding him oxygen from the spacecraft. The cord kept getting in the way, he said. Seamans said that results of the investigation into upcoming flights could lead to some changes in original mission objectives. He noted that Aldrin might take his space walk with a rocket pack on his back with- to the spacecraft as a precaution. Gemini 12, scheduled in late October or early November, is to rendezvous with an Agena target rocket, after which Aldrin will experiment with the maneuvering pack. Cernan had intended to use a similar rocket unit but scrubbed the attempt because his visor fogged. Gemini 10 is scheduled for launch July 18 with Navy Cmdr. John W. Young and Air Fore* Maj. Michael Collins aboard. Gemini 11, to be flown by Navy Cmdr. Charles Conrad Jr., and Navy Lt. Cmdr. Richard F. Gordon Jr., will follow with * similar three-day flight in September. Weather Forecast Partly cloudy and a little warmer through Sunday. High today in 80s. Low tonight In Mi. High Sunday 84-90.

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