The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 25, 1966 · Page 1
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 1

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 25, 1966
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL* «a—ro. IT BLrrHEVTLLB. ARKANSAS (72815) SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 196« TIN CINTS 10 PAGES Peking Deliberately Twisting Red Bear's Tai By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Special Correspondent Against the background of a new Peking policy flop, this one In Romania, Red China seems to be deliberately trying to deepen its quarrel with Moscow, tu the extent of outright military hostility toward the Russians in border areas. Red China has dragged Outer Mongolia into the conflict, with an out-and-out accusation that the Mongolians, abetted by the Russians, violated Chinese territory, sought information on Red Chinese troop deployment and "even planned armed aggression." These accusations were made . public in a belligerent formal note to the Mongolian People's Republic, a buffer between China and the U.S.S.R. and a Soviet ally. The note was published while Premier Chou En-lai was In Romania in what apparently was a fruitless effort to create further division and confusion in the Soviet bloc. Chou's Romanian mission ap- pears to have failed. His attitude toward his hosts seemed clearly to reflect angry frustration. The existence of a Communist center in Peking hostile to Moscow had helped Romania assert a large degree of independence from the Soviet Union. But the Romanians obviously were not prepared to go so far as to thrust themselves into the Chinese camp. Chou went on to Albania, Red China's only ally in Europe, where he would be comforted by slogans denouncing Soviet "revisionism" and posters de- picting Joseph Stalin as a hero of world communism ranking with Mao Tze-tung. With him went a large cargo of bitterness which seemed sure to sharpen the quarrel with Moscow and intensify China's isolation. *• * * WiHi frustration piling upon frustration for Chinese policy, the Peking leaders could become desperate enough to go to extremes in asserting themselves as a world power and the dominating nation in Asia. As it did in the case of India, Peking can use border issues against Moscow as a weapon to emphasize its claims. The note to Mongolia was startlingly warlike. Peking's Foreign Ministry said that in April, armed Mongolian guards entered Chinese territory, captured a cowherd and "in the presence of Soviet personnel" tortured him. "Furthermore," it said, "you people tried to obtain information about the number of troops in the Chinese border region, kinds of weapons, habits of border guards, the administrative organizations and conditions of the workers." It claimed Mongolians violated Chinese territory as far back a.s December, and "your side even planned armed aggression under a false pretext." This, it said, showed that "the Mongolian side stops at nothing to achieve its plans." Soviet diplomacy swooped into Mongolia last fall. A high- powered team headed by Communist chief Leonid I. Brezhnev signed a mutual defense pact with the Mongolians, apparently nailing down Soviet authority where the Chinese had obvious- ly tried to intrude. This offensive left the Chinese furious. But there is tension all along the 3,000-mile frontier separating Red China from tbe U.S.S.R. Long ago, Foreign Minister Chen Yi and others complained of "unfair" treaties of czarist days when the Russians occupied what is now Soviet Asia. Indirectly, Peking claimed almost a million square miles of Soviet Asia. Published Chinese maps have been showing much of the Soviet area as Chinese. As if reacting to all this, So- In N. Viet Nam U.S. Eyeing Fuel Depots? By FRED S. HOFFMAN WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense sources said today there are indications the North Vietnamese may be dispersing their eil supplies to make them less vulnerable to knockout from the air. These sources also told of evidence, presumably gathered City Wins A friendly suit initiated in cooperation with the City of BIytheville was dismissed this week in Chancery Court Judge Gene Bradley. by Sanford Tomlinson at the bidding of the city sued to have $11,341.23 in excess hospital bond funds refunded to taxpayers. The mayor and city council were named as defendants. from reconnaissance that the Communists photos, in the north may be putting some of their oil and fuel stocks in underground storage. These developments were disclosed amid reports that U.S. war planes may soon be sent in to bomb the hitherto-exempt oi depot near the port of Haiphong One report that a hig-Ieve decision already has been made was met by this statement from the Pentagon: "We obviously should not and do not discuss operational decisions affecting possible future actions." The oil storage area near Hai- phong has been ruled out as a jombing target, at least until now, because the decision-mafc- ng civilian leaders of the U.S. government fear strikes there would kill many civilians. The civilian chiefs are concerned that bombing of either laiphong or Hanoi, the North Vietnamese capital, might carry a heavy risk of Chinese Com- viet President Nikolai Podgorny early this month was quoted by Moscow radio as saying in the Soviet Far East that soldiers of that military district, along with the Pacific fleet and border guards, would protect a region "created by the hands of our forefathers." For some time, the Chinese have been complaining of Soviet military maneuvers in border areas and of subversive Russian activity, notably in the area of Sinkiang, a highly sensitive Chinese military zone. The Chinese now will be all the more angered because, while Soviet thrusts in Asia, such as the mission to Mongolia and me Tashkent agreement ending Indian-Pakistani hostilities, were successful, China's allies into Europe and elsewhere have been dismal failures. It is likely that all this will add up to another big tear in the flimsy fabric of world Communist unity. The break looks more and more unbridgeable. For Charlie Now that the nation's letter writers have just about gotten used to Zip Codes, they're being changed. The Post Office Department is revising the strictly numeral codes in use to date to include two-letter prefixes, different for each state. The letters are to be used only where Zip Code nurn- brs are part of an address, not as abbreviations for states otherwise. Newsmap gives the new letter prefixes for each state plus the first digit of the numeral Zip'Code. The remaining digits vary according to locality within the state. The hospital bonds were re-imunist military reaction. tired Sept. 29, 1964 with the I They also want to avoid the $11,341.23 excess. City Attorney Edsel Harber said the suit was, "What we call a 'no suit.' It was friendly and was just to get endorsement by Chancery Court." That which needed endors- ment was a resolution passed by city council authorizing transferring the excess bond funds to the Health and Sanitation Account of the city. In his the friendly suit Harber referred to the Council's resolution and said the funds should be transferred to the Health and Sanitation Account and not refunded because, "the cost to the city to make n accurate refund to those entitled to same would exceed j amount to be refunded and no refund claim could be regarded as substantial." In his answer the city's attor ney also said the use to which the excess funds would be put would be substantially in keeping with the original purpose of the bond issue. In the civil division of Circuit Court the Paul D. Foster Company of BIytheville is facing a 14,138 lawsuit. Lee Wilson and Company of Wilson, acting as plaintif, alleges the BIytheville firm is responsible for damage to more than 8,000 bushes of wheat. Attorneys fc. the Wilson Company charged in their brief filed in Circuit Court that the Foster Company supplied them erroneous Information concerning treating the wheat for infestation. possibility that bombs rained on Haiphong might hit Soviet ships in port, and thus force the Soviet Union into-a bigger role in the Viet Nam war. But the Joint Chiefs of Staff long have placed the oil stocks in the Haiphong area at the top of their priority list, and they have renewed their recommendation repeatedly. The military leaders take the position that a knockout of the See U. S. on Page 10 MEREDITH SNUBS MISSISSIPPI MARCH By Don MCLEOD TOUGALOO, Miss. (AP) - Miss. Meredith, saying, Heodstart Still Open Registration continues in Blytheville's Headstart program for pre • school children. Parents may bring their children to Franklin, Robinson or Promised Land °mentary schools if they wish the youngsters to participate in the program. Students attend classes from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A free lunch is served at noon. Children must be six years old by Oct 1 in order to be eligible to attend. Parents should have the following information when they accompany their children to one of the Headstart schools Child's name and date of birth. Parents' names and address and phone number. Head of household's occupation and annual salary. James H. 'As 'far as I'm concerned here's only one march," began walking down U.S. 51 toward Jackson from Canton today, resuming his journey to end fear .59 miles from the point where ie was ambushed. Meredith, flanked by comedian Dick Gregory, Gregory's wife and a few close friends, started out from the Courthouse at Canton. He had said he would march only to the Canton town limits, then proceed by auto to Tougaloo where the main column of the Mississippi civil rights march advanced Friday. When he reached the town limits, he talked to Inspector Charlie Snodgrass of the Mississippi Highway Patrol briefly Then he decided to continue walking. Meredith buddled at the Courthouse with Canton law enforcement officials. He emerged saying he'd go only to the edge of town "because the police have been working 24 hour shifts and I can't be assured of adequate protection on the highways." Snodgrass told Meredith bis highway patrolmen had been overworked, too, "but we'll do the best we can." He asked Meredith if he were armed. "No," replied Meredith. Some 300 persons, most of them Negroes, trailed behind Meredith. The slender Negro had voicec disappointement because the marchers who took over his odyssey did not await his arrival in Canton Friday. "The whole damn thing smells to me," Meredith muttered Friday night after arriving in Canton— 16 miles north of this college community on the outskirts of Jackson, Mississippi's capital city. Meredith drove to Tougaloo Friday night after ignoring a rally in Canton where he was 100 Fl\/inn Farnruarc AAC to Honor BIytheville, Osceola Awards for excellence will be given the cities of BIytheville and Osceola for success in curtailing pedestrian traffic fatalities, the Arkansas Automobile Club said today. The Mlssco municipalities are among 14 cities in Arkansas so honored by the club. Others are Jacksonville, Batesville, Brinkley, Conway, Fayetteville, Forrest City, Harrison, Marianna, Monticello, Newport, Russellville, and Stuttgart. Osceola has not had a pedestrian fatality in 10 years, while BIytheville his had similar success for the last two years. Meet Here July 1-3 to receive a hero's welcome. He returned to Canton early today. Meredith, who broke the racial bar at the University of Mississippi in 1962, started the unique marathon civil rights effort June 5 in Memphis, Tenn., as a one-man crusade. He was wounded by shotgun fire the next day. Civil rights leaders rushed in to continue the march while Meredith, now a law student at Columbia, recuperated in New York. The march has covered 244 miles in 21 days, with voter registration rallies at county courthouses along the route. Friday night's rally in Canton was subdued. It broke up after about an hour. Meredith and Dr. Rex Capp of England, Ark., chairman of the 1966 annual convention of the Arkansas Association of Flying Farmers, conferred here yesterday with members of the convention committee to make final plans for the meet here next weekend, July 1-3. Chamber of Commerce executive Vice President Jada Mc- iuire estimated that some 100 delegates will attend the convention, including the entire executive committee of the In- ernation Flying Farmers and ; h e organization's national Queen and Duchess. While in BIytheville the Flying Farmers will tour BIytheville Air Force Base and will be guests at a Saturday night ban- iuet presided over by Rev. E. H,HalI. McGuire said all delegates will fly into BIytheville Municipal Airport, operating their own raft. Convention headquarters for the three-day meet will be Holiday Inn. Traffic Trees Wheel Jockey A 13-year-old Negro girl was literally up a tree yesterday after she borrowed a friend's car to go riding. The tree was on South 21st St., and she rammed into it when, as she was. driving south, she was spooked by traffic and lost control of the automobile. The car suffered "extensive damage," according to the police report, and that meant she was treed in other ways, too. It seems her friend didn't enow she was going to "borrow" lie car. So she's facing charges of car heft, no driver's license, and hazardous driving. The case will be handled by Juvenile Court , Soviets Flex Space Muscles NOVOSIBIRSK, U.S.S.R. (AP) | the Soviet Union and the Ru» —The Soviet Union launched anisian Federation adorned .the unmanned earth satellite today at a time when French President Charles de Gaulle was reported visiting the mam Soviet space launching center. Indications were that De Gaulle watched the launching but there was no immediate confirmation. Several hours earlier Tass reported De Gaulle was on his way to the. space center en route to Leningrad from Novo- sibirsk. Informed sources had reported earlier that the visit woulc take place, making De Gaulle the first foreign leader known to have seen the normally inaccessible space center. The site Is about 1,200 miles Southeast of Moscow in central Asia. Baikonur lies in the deserts of tbe Soviet central Asian region of Kazakhstan. From there, De Gaulle was to Fly 1,550 miles northwest .to Leningrad, the next scheduled stop on his 11-day tour of the Soviet Union. Some reports had Indicated Martin Luther absent. King Jr. were Leaders of the Militant Student. Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, often at odds with more moderate organizations nvolved in the march, were angry over a decision not to try to raise the march's tents at Canton in defiance of police orders. "What we do from now on, we will do on our own," said Cordele Reagon, a SNCC field secretary from New York, after SNCC leaders met Friday night. However, Reagon said it was not likely SNC would withdraw from the march which ton- posed a pledge of nonviolence all of its members — at this late stage. Stokely Carmlchael, who heads SNCC, told friends It had >een agreed that • new attempt to raise the two big revivalist- style tents would be mid* In Canon but that a compromise was accepted. When a newsman who over- See MEREDITH ea Pap U De Gaulle might witness the launching of a Soviet space vehicle. France and the Soviet Union will sign next Thursday an agreement on cooperation in research and exploitation of space for communication purposes. French sources said only French Foreign Minister Mau rice Couve de Murville, a per sonal aide to the president, hi physician and the deputy chie of his security services wou!( accompany De Gaulle today The rest of the party was on another plane, going directly to buildings, Tass reported. , In a farewell address, Aleksel Zverev, chairman of the Novosi- birsk Regional Soviet, said that Siberians will always remember with warmth their meetings with the French president. De Gaulle said he had been deeply impressed by his stay in Novesibirsk and the cordial reception accorded him in Siberia. County Gets State Petitions Leningrad. Reporters accompanying De Gaulle on his tour left Novost birsk ahead of him, Tass reported. Tass quoted De Gaulle as summing up the impression of two days in Novosibirsk by say ing: "Siberia means a highly developed industry, modern achievements, progressive people." De Gaulle was accompanied by Soviet President Nikolai V. Podgorny, Tass said. Tens of thousands of people crowded the streets of this center of western Siberia to see the guests off. The flags of France, NIBCO» Union Employees of BIytheville NIB- CO plant yesterday rejected union representation ' an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board. NIBCO employs approximately M employees here. The company Is • manufacturer of iron vilves. Petitions are being circulated in Mississippi County as part of a state - wide campaign to have placed on the ballot for the November general election a measure to lengthen the term of office for elected county officials from two to four years. The quota or signatures for Mississippi County, according to A. A. Banks, county judge, is 1,800 to 2,000. "We need a lot more signa- .ures to fill the quota in Miss- ssippi County," Judge Banks said. Deadline for getting the signa- ures on the petition is June 30. "We have volunteer workers and the Jaycees working in BIytheville, Luxora, Manila, Leachville, Osceola, and No. 9," Judge Banks said. The State Jaycees have supported this effort to lengthen the term of office of county officials as one of their projects for the year. 140 Poisoned MANILA (AP)-One hundred and forty residents of Cebu City were admitted to a hospital Friday after eating poisoned bread. A local health official said many of the victims were in critical condition. 62 Felled by Gas CAIRO (AP)-Sixty-two bath- TS lost consciousness Friday when pipes supplying'a Cairo swiming pool with chlorine exploded. Police said 33 persons were treated at the hospital, but none was in serious condition. MiiiifliiiiiiraiiiiiiiiiiiiiffliiiiiiiiiiiniiitiiiMiniHBiiiiiiiiniii Wecrt/itr forecast Highs today In the Ms. Lows onight in the middle to upper Os. Chance of showers during the weekend. Little temper* we change through Monday.

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