The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 21, 1966 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 21, 1966
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0iytneviue.(ArK,j Courier Mews — Tuesday, June 21, 1966- t'age •4 ~, i SUMMER BAND — Sixty-five beginning band students are shown above as Ihey lake time out from Blytheville High School's summer band program for pictures. The group is being instructed by Dave Emery, Bob Lipscomb and Jim Carter. The day's schedule includes beginning brass, beginning woodwinds, Intermediate and advanced woods and brasses, solo and sectional practice. Special sections are practicing in the evenings. Any student who is interested may start at any time, according to Lipscomb. (Courier News Photo) Draft, Threat of War Crimps Business Recruits By SLALY ItAYN AP Business News Writer NEW YORK (AP) The draft —. and the.threat of service in Viet Nam — has put a crimp in company recruiting of June college graduates. An Associated Press survey of company officials and college placement directors found that the draft, the rush to graduate schools and the boom in jobs left recruiters far short of the men they needed. , 'This has been one of the toughest years in recent history from the employer's standpoint," said Bill Herman, U.S. Steel Corp.. college relations director in Pittsburgh. Lewis Outline, International Business Machines district manager in Miami, said: "There is a large increase in the number '-'of boys : who are going to graduate school to escape the war in Viet Nam. They are very frank about it." Guthrle said it had cut the number of graduates available at a time when the competition between firms far new men was getting stiffer anyway. "There were only about 30,000 undergraduate engineering degrees awarded this year, a figure that hasn't changed in recent years,' said Robert Becker, manager of profession al employment at the Aluminum Company of America, Pittsburgh. "There are fewer people available for more jobs." Peter Frederickson, Boston University placement counselor, said: "I have a drawer full of unfilled requests, and T understand the same situation prevails in practically all colleges News Of Men In Service Navy,Ensign Jimmy M. Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Lee of Manila, has completed six- required arrested landings aboard the anti-submarine carrier USS Lexington in the Gulf of Mexico. Prior to making the sea landings, he practiced landings on field carrier strips. Pvt. Thomas William Hrabovsky, son of Mr...and Mrs,.Bill 'Hrabovsky of Blytheville, will receive a m e d i c a 1 discharge from the U. S. Marine Corps as a result of recent surgery. Hrabovsky was an honor Marine at recent graduation exercises at San Diego boot camp. He is married to the former Louise Austin. S-Sgt. ; Jake M. Tyree, husband of the former Shirley Connell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Connell of 515 S. Ruddle Road, has Been transferred to Vietnam. Tyree will be an a i r c r a f t maintenance crew chief with the Pacific Air Forces. in the country. There are more, jobs than qualified youngsters." "1 don't know of any company able to obtain its quota of new a spokseman for Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh said. One reason: industry recruiters must compete with the Peace Corps and VISTA,' as well as the military, said Mrs. Nansi Corson of the University of California at Berkeley. Some colleges suggested students were shoulder to offering business cold because they distribute. A spokesman for Republic Steel Corp. in Cleveland said the company found many graduates holding out for jobs that would give them security from immediate military service which Republic doesn't have. » * * He says Republic's ratio of acceptances to job offers dropped from about 50 per cent to 35 this year. Collins Radio Corp., of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, however, has government contracts, and thus held out the lure of possible draft deferment — something that ultimately is up to the local draft boards. L.R. Muss, Collins' College Irelations and professional employment manager, said most their youthful idealism makes the Peace Corps more attractive. California, the University of California at Los Angeles and Cleveland State University reported that, with the short supply of men graduates, companies were showing increased interest in women. Salaries offered generally were up 4 to 10 per cent over 1659. Tlie college placement council in Bethlehem, Pa., reported the national, average monthly salary offered chemical engineers was ?677, up from $673 last year. Boston University reported engineering graduates were offered from $6,500 to .?9,500 a year, economics, graduates about ?fi.200, and journalism $3,900 to $8,000 and more. "Grads are not asking for more, but the companies are more competitive," said J. William Paquette of Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. * *• + . Companies reported students were less interested in fringe benefits. Raytheon Co., Lexington, Mass., said only one boy asked about a profit-sharing plan, and that graduates generally give only minor consideration to fringe benefits. "Fringe benefits are, of little concern to grads at this stage of life, but companies have to promise the location they want," reported California Stale College at Los Angeles. "Our students won't leave California, and usually not even Southern California." But at Georgia State College, Ben Upchurch. placement director, said: "Each year the students are becoming more | mediate restoration of civilian firm got 135 — twice 1965. "I don't think there is any question that some students are going into graduate school and looking for deferred occupations to avoid the draft," said William Goodwin, placement director at Temple University, Philadelphia. Frank S. Endicott, Northwest Asphalt Probe Impends LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Wayne | Hampton, chairman of the State Highway Commission, said Monday night that attorneys are being consulted about possible price fixing in asphalt sales to the state. million in unannounced pay | penalties through court action Highway Department employes. • The raises were rescinded. The commission said it had been given no notice of them. The probe of possible price Hampton, of Stuttgart, was in j fj x j ng b y asphalt sales corn- Little Rock for discussions prior | pan j es started after Missouri, to Wednesday's meeting of the j Oklahoma and Kansas launched I investigations that, in some Evanston, III., said he was sure there was some of that, but for the most part students were going to graduate school "because they feel it is the wisest thing to do in terms »f their long-range plans." "Unfortunately, educational motives are not always present when a student applies for graduate school," said Cecil Simpson, ' graduate placement firms go 60 to 75 per cent of director at Emory University in their quotas this year, but his i Georgia. commission. He indicated in an interview with The Associated Press that he believes the commission will announce plans Wednesday to take legal action to recover funds. "I don't want to say anything definitely," Hampton said. "I've got to talk with the other commissioners, and we may not agree on what happens to be my sentiment right now." * * * Hampton was asked if negotiations with attorneys indicated steps were being made to begin legal proceedings to recover money. "Yes, sir," he said. "As far as I'm concerned, we're ready to hire some attorneys and get started." Gov. Orval Faubus told newsmen Monday that he expected the commission would have a statement to make about its investigation of possible price fixing in asphalt sales. Faubus, refusing to name his source, said he couldn't say whether the commission would announce that it had taken, was taking, or would take action. "We'll have to wait and see," iie said. The governor and members the commission have not good terms since bitterly cases, led to indictments. * * * Large sums have been recovered from overpayments and taken in Missouri, Hampton has speculated that about $2.5 million might be recovered by Arkansas if price fixing was discovered. Kaubus said he understood the amount of money involved in such sales was between $1.2 million and $3 million. The Roads and Highways Committee of the Legislative Council is scheduled to look into the matter at a meeting in Little Rock June 29-30. Rep. Nathan Schoenfeld i; bt Garland County, who requested the council investigation, hat charged that at least five firmi are involved 'in price fixing. DO FALSE TEETH Rock, Slide or Slip? FASTEETH, an Improved powder • • to be sprinkled on upper or lower.;):;! plates, holds false teeth more firmly In place. Do not slide, slip or roclc, Mo gummy.- gooey, pasty taste ; pr-.,... feeIlns.FASTEETHlsalk;iIluc(norj- > acid). Does not sour. Checks "plat* , -, odor breath". Oev FASTEETH »t «rug counter! everywhere. *'-':" - Perpetual Silence Central Australia's Warra- munga people require all fe-j male relatives of a deceased male to remain silent for a year or two as a form of mourning. The restriction includes remote kin and thus most tribal women usually are condemned to perpetual silence, so they become proficient in sign iang- ugage. Ky's Troops Break Rebel Monk's Fast SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) — Premier Nguyen Cao Ky's soldiers seized the extremist Buddhist leader Thrich Tri Quang in his hospital room in Hue today. The slight, robe monk walked out of the building on the 14th day of his hunger strike. With the four-month Buddhist uprising fast crumbling under the military junta's firmness, Tri Quang's chief rival the moderate Thich Tarn Chau, appealed to Ky to "assure the life and liberty of the venerable Tri Quang and all other monks who led the struggle!" against the regime. Reports circulated in Saigon that Tri Quang, 42, would be brought, to the capital. A police officer in Hue said he had been put in protective custody to shield him from the Viet Cong. The government's action against the chief of the Buddhist struggle movement showed its confidence that it had all but. smashed the militant Buddhist minority's campaign for an im- mobile. We have a number of students working in the East now. Relocation is no longer a problem." Many companies, as a result, stress the locations of their rule. In Saigon, troops and police kept several hundred monks and their followers bottled up inside the Buddhist Institute for the fourth day despite their plea plants in the tons of recruiting | to the International Red Cross Airman Jonathan E. Hubbs, son of Mr. and Mrs, David D. Hubbs of l«fll Willow St., has been selected for technical training at Lowry AFB, Colo., as an Air Force missile electronics specialist. Hubbs Is ,a 1964 graduate of Blytheville High School, that they faced epidemic and starvation. Some of the government's confidence infected a high-ranking Briton. After four days of talks with Ky and other government leaders, Britain's undersecretary for foreign affairs, Lord Walston, told newsmen he foresaw a military victory for the allies within 12 months. Walston's prediction eechoed one made by Ky on the first anniversary of his rule Sunday, but the Briton added: "I cannot see a real building up of a peaceful democracy here for a very long tune indeed." On a strip of beach along the Mekong Delta south of Saigon, U. S. seamen unloaded 250 tons of Chinese-made arms and ammunition from a gun-running trawler intercepted Monday as Viet Cong sampans were about to pick up the cargo. U. S. military authorities said it was probably the biggest arms prize of the war. Ky's troops escorted Tri Quang out of his air-conditioned hospital room in Hue a day after they placed him under virtual house arrest by stationing a guard outside and barring visi- ors. Although his physician described him earlier as weak and n critical condition, the monk walked alongside a military doctor to a car that took them to .he headquarters of,Col. Pham Ngoc Lam, head of military security and national police. Tri Quang had masterminded the Buddhist rebellion in the northern provinces and was a leader in agitation against previous governments, including the regime of the late President Ngo Dinh Diem. Some American officials think his ultimate objective is establishment of a Buddhist state that could make a deal with the Communists and expel the Americans. He began the hunger strike on June », when the rebellion be- ly moderate chairman of the Buddhist Institute, has tried to cool off Tri Quang and his extremist followed. He fled the institute compound on the outskirts of Saigon last week when the monks there rejected his appeals for a truce with the government and an end to such tactics as Buddhist family altars in the streets to obstruct traffic. Informed sources said Tarn Chau has been meeting privately with Ky to work out a solution between the government and the Unified Buddhist Church, an organization of about 1.5 million Buddhists which conducts its secular activities through the Buddhist Institute. A dispatch from Colombo, Ceylon, said Ky had agreed t et a team of Ceylonese Buddhists look into the Buddhist- Cool in the East, warm In the West it the outlook. A chilly zone over the Upper G", be balanced by Killings much above normal m « area of Nevada, California and Ariwraa. government dispute. Buddhist association in Ceylon have urged Premier Dudley Senana- yake to investigate the plight of Buddhists in South Viet Nam. A new plea for peace by Secretary-General U Thant of the United Nations won a warm reception in Washington from Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield. The Montana Democrat said he believes Thant's three-point plan would get "every consideration from President Johnson" if the Communists gave some sign they might accept it. Thant, calling the Vietnamese fighting "one of the most barbarous wars in history," renewed his appeal in New York Monday for (I) a halt in U.S. bombing of North Viet Nam, (2) a reduction of military activities in South Viet Nam and (3) a "willingness of all-sides to enter into discussions with those who are actually fighting." The third point was a call for talks with the National Front for Liberation, the Viet Cong's gan faltering, vowing to ttke j political arm. The Saigon gov- only liquids until the United' States withdrew its support of Ky and Roman Catholic chief of stale Nguyen Van Thieu and both resigned, Thich Tarn Chau, thi relative- ernment has refused to enter such discussions, while the United States says the front can take part in a broader conference alongside thi-North Viet- names*. "All that for a telephone call?" Southwestern Bell — Arkansas invites all Blytheville "LEhigh" telephone users to attend our open house from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Blytheville "LEhigh" telephone building. You'll see many interesting things inside this telephone building, which we feel is helping us serve our customers in Blytheville better than ever before. • See the complex switching equipment that comes to life when you spin your telephone dial... learn how your calls are sent swiftly across town, or across the nation with direct distance dialing... see exactly how DDD works to help you. Free souvenirs and refreshments ,., play Long Distance IQ ... you might even win a valuable prize simply by attending... get the family together and drop by for a visit, That's all day Wednesday,,, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Blytheville "LEhigh" telephone building, located just across from Gosnell School, near the entrance to the Blytheville Air Force Base. 1 SOUTHWESTERN Bill j^ ARKANSA Miking telephone tervice better t» terve you

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