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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62—NO. 199 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS (72315) MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1967 14 PAGES 10 CENTS APOLLO BACKDROP—In preparation for the first test flight,of the Apollo-Saturn V at the National Aeronautuics and Space Administration's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., activity at KSC-.js inspected by Dr. George E. Mueller, NASA's associate administrator, Of- fice of Manned Space Flight and Dr. Wernher von Braun, director, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala. The flight of the migtity rocket has been set back to Nov. 9 because of a delay in making final checks. Pinbair Satellite Heads Busy Week By HOWARD BENEDICT . AP Aerospace Writer CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) — A multipurpose "pinball" satellite soared around the globe today as a successful herald to one of America's busiest space weeks. The new ATS 3, for applications technology satellite, rock eted into orbit frc-m Cape Kennedy Sunday night to test sys terns that might eventually provide man with greater benefits from space. Included are new experiments in communications, weather prediction and navigation. ATS 3 is one of four U.S. space shots scheduled this week. Also on tap are: ' —Surveyor 6, set to blast off from the Cape at 2:22 a.m. (EST) Tuesday on a planned 65-hour flight to the moon. The spacecraft is intended to land in a potential astronaut landing site near the center of the moon's surface to snap photographs and analyze the lunar soil. —ESSA 6, another in a series of operational weather-study sa- talliles, to be launched Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. —A mammoth Saturn 5 roc- Dateline — November 6"" JAKARTA (AP) — Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey left the holiday island of Bali today and prepared for more talks with Indonesia's acting President Suharto, whose mediation in the Vietnam war he reportedly has sought. The vice president donned a sport shirt and relaxed on his overnight visit to Bali, an island of beautiful, girls, colorful dances, smoking volcanoes, lush jungles and white sand beaches. He was greeted by scores of lovely girls sprinkling him with flowers, and girls in colorful sarongs lined his route to the airport. • Humphrey was to be host tongiht at a dinner for Suharto after a stop in Central Java to inspect an agriculture project sponsored by the American Food for Work Project. • : #. CUMMINS PRISON FARM, Ark. (AP) — John R. Price, the assistant state prison superintendent here, sees only one thing blocking reforms in the slate penitentiary system—a lack of money. "Unless the legislature gives us more money we will have to live with the situation as it is," he said in an interview, and he indicated that one of the worst things about the situation was liie trusty system. "We inherited the trusty operation, which was established with the beginning of the prison," he said. "We can't get rid of this outdated system until the legislature does appropriate more money for free world guards." # SAIGON (AP) — A U.S. spokesman said today that three American sergeants already may have been released by the Viet Cong which had announced earlier it would free them. The spokesman said a Viet Cong broadcast eariy today indicated the three prisoners of war were released last Tuesday. But he said U.S. officials did not know where. The Viet Cong's Liberation Radio, the spokesman said, made this comment: "Once again, the release of U.S. prisoners of war on Oct. 31 demonstrates the strength and just cause of the National Liberation Front Viet Cong and its profound humanity." Previous Communist broadcasts said only that the Viet Cong would turn loose the three American sergeants and U.S. authorities had called on the Communists to lay when and where. Best Offer Yet propel astronauts to the moon, to undergo its first test launching Thursday from the Cape. The rocket, largest, most powerful ever built, is to boost an unmanned Apollo moonship 11, 400 miles into space. ATS 3 settled Sunday night into an initial transfer orbit ranging from 155 to about 23,000 miles above the earth. About 10:45 a.m. today, a ground station planned to send a signal to fire a motor aboard the craft. The firing is to arrest the satellite in a stationary orbit 22,300 miles above Brazil. Among equipment for the satellite's 18 experiments are three shiny, baseball-size steel balls which give it the "pinball" nickname. At a future date, the three balls are to be ejected from the payload in a navigation test. Sensors aboard the satellite are to determine if the balls instead of stars can be used as navigation aids for far-out manned and unmanned space vehicles. From its high outpost, ATS 3's color camera will be able to take weather pictures encompassing parts of five continents. Meteorologists believe the color photos will provide clearer photo data than that now available from black and white pictures from the ESSA satellites. Communications experiments will test new concepts to help locate objects on the ground from i control towers and airplanes, and distribute weather information from remote data-collecting sites. Illegal Drinker CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) State agents said that one of three men charged with illegal possession of liquor at Saturday's William and Mary-Citadel college football game had a plastic bottle hidden in his clothes and was sucking his drink through • tub*. Hussein Extends Peace Feeler By WILLIAM N. OATIS Associated Press Writer UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) — King Hussein of Jordan I from all Arab soil it occupied in I the June war. Israel has said it will never let go of Old Juerusa- lem, which Jordan seized in the made the strongest Arab bid for] 1948 Palestine war, and Israeli peace with Israel so far Sunday, telling an American television audience Arab leaders are willing to recognize Israel's right to exist and possibly to let Israeli ships through the Suez Canal if Israel meets "the right conditions." Replying to questions on the CBS program "Face the Nation," Hussein said a prerequisite to direct peace talks is the withdrawal of Israeli troops Prime Minister Lev! Eshkol indicated a week ago that Israel intends to keep other Arab areas it captured in June. Artillery and tank fire punctuated tSie predawn stillness on the Israeli-Jordanian cease-fire line Sunday, marking the third border clash in three weeks between the two countries. An Israeli army spokesman said Jordanian guns opened up to cover Arab saboteurs who blew up a building at a farm settlement and were trying to cross the Jordan River to safety. Jordan charged that Israel opened the two-hour artillery duel by firing on homes in the Ghor area of northern Jordan. No fatalities were reported on either side. Hussein meets with Secretary of State Dean Rusk in Washington today and with President Johnson Wednesday. The king said that in his talks with Rusk and Johnson, "I am going to expose the Arab position as it stands now. I think it is a reasonable one and represents a very, very tremendous change and security" in the Middle from earlier positions." Arab countries have refused to recognize Israel's right to exist and have maintained that the 1948 state of war has never ended. This has also been the basis of President Gamal Abdel Nasser's refusal to let Israeli ships use the Suez Canal and his attempt in June to bar them from the Strait of Tiran leading to the southern Israeli port of Elatb. But Hussein said the Arab leaders at the Khartoum summit conference in September agreed to offer "to recognize East. Asked if Nasser would allow Israeli ships to use the Suei Canal and the Strait of Tiran, Hussein replied: "I think if th9 right conditions were met, yes." Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban repeated Israel's insistence on direct peace talks with Syria, Jordan and Egypt in a speech in London Sunday nigiit. He told a Zionist Federation, celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration that new borders must be negotiated between Israel and her | the right of all to live in peace j three Arab neighbors. Gia Thuong Storage Area Raked by Jets By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - Another target in North Vietnam came off the Pentagon's out-of-bounds list today as U.S fighter-bombers Air Force attacked a sprawling military storage area on the outskirts of Hanoi for the first time. American planes hit the Gia Thuong storage area less than a mile north of the Gia Lam ajr base, which is across the Red River from the heart of Hanoi and is North Vietnam's main civilian air field. Gia Lam is also the only MIG airfield U.S warplanes have not yet attacked and one of about five major targets still on the Pentagon's restricted list. Among the others are the Hai- phong docks and railroad terminal and the power plant in Lao Cai, on the border of Comniu- " The" Gia 3 'Thuong storage area troops near Loc Ninh, is on the main northeast railroad and highway from Communist China to Hanoi over which military supplies come for North Vietnamese troops fighting in South Vietnam. The area is between two key bridges, the A U.S spokesman said Gia Thuong is considered one of the largest military storage areas in North Vietnam, with 72 storage buildings, 11 support buildings and eight administration building in the compound. He said the American bombs impacted on the buildings and on .antiaircraft sites protecting the area. Tire spokesman said both the Canal des Rapides and Doumer bridges had been knocked out in previous raids and there apparently was a backlog of military supplies in Gia Thuong, making it "a lucrative target." In another major strike Sunday, Air Force Thunderchiefs again raided the Phuc Yen MIG base northwest of Hanoi and reported damaging at least two MIG17 ground. interceptor In South on the Vietnam, meanwhile, South Vietnamese infantrymen battled Viet Cong been repeatedly attacked by American bombers. The American F105 Thunder- chief pilots reported MIG 17 and MIG21 interceptors in the area, and one F105 had a brief clash with one of the Red jets, but the U.S Command plane was hit. said neither Ofl ABA Committee One American F105 was shot down during the Phuc Yen raid, but two propeller-driven Al Skyraiders drove oft two MIG17s while a "jolly green giant" helicopter rescued the pilot. It was one of the deepest res- cue penetrations made in the war in North Vietnam,' 'a U.S spokesman said The F105 was the 726th U.S combat plane announced lost over the north. Vietnam Roundup Gal 2 First reports on the fighting Nixon Needs Primary Sweep Blytheville attorney Oscar Fendler is one of five Arkansas lawyers named to serve on a standing (permanent) committee of the American Bar Association for the next three years. Fendler has been selected as a member of the Committee on Education About Communism and Its Contrast with Liberty Under Law. Power Group Studies Osceola American Public Power Association has taken note of Osceola's power supply controversy. Alex Radin, general manager Radin said APPA used some information sent along by City Attorney Mitchell Moore to the FPC as the basis of an article in its Oct. G newsletter. Radin concluded by commend of the APPA in Washington,! ing Osceola Mayor Charlie Wiy- D. C., told Osceola officials that gul for the latter's stand in "we are very much interested in helping you in any way in connection with your power supply system..." the matter. APPA is the association which represents various municipally - owned utilities. By JACK BELL AP Political Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Richard M. Nixon has told some Republican leaders he thinks he'll have to win all of the first four presidential primaries next year to keep alive his chance for the GOP presidential nomination. In discussions with Republican governors whose support he has been seeking, the former vice president has made it clear he thinks only a surge in the primaries will make him a top contender in a convention he has predicted will be wide open. The .first four primaries include New Hampshire on March 12, Wisconsin on April 2, Indiana on May 7 and Nebraska on May 14. Two later primaries fall on May 28 in Oregon and June 4 in South Dakota. In the first four of these contests, Nixon is regarded as holding an early lead over Michigan Gov. George Romney and others whose names may be on the ballot. Rpmney is a certain entry in New Hampshire if he tosses his hat into the ring at a scheduled Nov. 18 Michigan meeting. California Gov. Ronald Reagan, who wants his stale's favorite-son designation, has said he will act to keep his name off the New Hampshire ballot. But a write-in campaign is being organized for him that could take votes away from Nixon. Unless he changes his mind, Reagan will not sign the necessary disclaimer of presidential candidacy intention to get •'•' the ballot in Wisconsin. This could split the conservative vote and give Romney a chance to top the balloting. A small group is working for Reagan in Indiana, where Nixon's campaign manager has said his candidate's name will be put on the ballot. Romney may pass up Indiana and, unless he changes his mind, make only token campaign appearances in Nebraska. If he could lop the balloting in four states, Nixon evidently figures he could sustain a setback in Oregon and still maintain his momentum toward the nomination. Politicians .agree it is too early to chart the likely winner in Oregon. They feel, however, that as a West. Coast governor, Reagan will have strong support in the state. Romney's strength there is untested. Nixon carried Oregon, along with New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Indiana, Nebraska and South Dakota in his losing 1960 race for the presidency with John F. Kennedy. But eight years have made some changes that are difficult for the political strategists to compute. Any primary sweep by Nixon would be calculated to erase the "can't win" label pinned on him after his 1962 defeat for governor in California. It also might influence party moderates to take a fresh look at where Nixon stands on the issues. One GOP governor—who lists himself as a moderate but has withheld commitment to any candidate — said if Nixon wins Romney's chances, the moderates might well line up behind the former vice president as an alternative to Reagan. 25 miles northeast of Loc Ninh said a South Vietnamese infantry battalion of perhaps 40 men ran into 100 Viet Cong troop* said to be from the 275th Regiment. The fighting broke off half an hour later when U.S Army helicopter gunships and artillery raked the enemy positions. Later about 400 South Vietnamese reinforcements moving to the scene fought for about seven hours with an estimated 400 Viet Cong troops. After dark, Air Force twin-engine C47s lit the area with flares and fired rapid bursts from their Galling guns. Initial reports from the field said 20 South Vietnamese were killed, 36 were wounded or missing, and three American advisers were wounded. One report said 15 of the enemy were killed, another said 30. The nearby hamlet of Phuc Hoa was the target of sporadic See VIETNAM on Page 2 Wounded Vet To be Honored A decorated service man who just returned from Vietnam will be honored by Dud Cason American Legion Post tonight. Larry Crocker, who was a member of the post's state championship baseball teams several years ago, is the honoree. He was wounded several times while on active duty in Vietnam. He will be presented with his first Legion membership card at an 8 o'clock informal dinner at the Legion Hut tonight. The meeting also will serve to push the post toward its membership quota — of which it is 180 shy with a Nov. 11 deadline approaching. County Gets Loan For Water Lines OSCEOLA, Ark. (AP) - The Little River Water Association announced Saturday that it had been granted a $350,000 federal loan for construction of some 40 miles or water lines that will serve about 400 families in tlie Little River, Etowah Athelstan and Bondsville communities in Mississippi County. Disasters Kill 250 Over Weekend By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Disaster struck often and hard over the weekend and more than 250 persons were reported dead or missing in a typhoon, floods, a train wreck and three plane crashes from the Philippines to Britain. In the Philippines: About 200 persons were believed dead or missing as casualty counts poured into Manila after Typhoon Emma rampaged across the island and sank an interis- land passengers hip. In England: 51 were dead and 111 injured when an express train careened off the tracks coming tat* London Sunday night. Another 37 died in the crash on Saturday of a Spanish airliner arriving in London from Malaga, Spain. In Hong Kong: Only one person died as a huge Cathay Pacific Airlines Convair 880 tilted on takeoff and slid into Hong Kong harbor. The other 12 persons aboard escaped unhurt from Sie floating fuselage. In New Guinea: All seven persons aboard a light plane died today when it crashed while taking off from Goroka Airport in the New Guinea highlands. In Italy: At least 11 persons died in highway crashes during h*rd Mini that puibed riven in Venice and the Po River Delta over their banks to flood roads The owners of the Philippine ship reported 67 persons are missing and presumed drowned while 14 others are known dead after the sinking of the 300-ton Mindoro in rough central Philippine seas churned up by Typhoon Emma two days ago. They said 134 passengers were rescued. The vessel sank at the height of Emma's tury. Her howling winds, up to 125 miles an hour, cut a swatti of destruction across the Philippines. The Philippine News Service reported 10 provinces, and the Red Cross lister 16 dead in two other areas. The Red Cross said at least 2,000 families or close to 140,000 persons were left homeless by the typhoon in 21 central and northern provinces. Damage estimates range upwards of $5 million. In southeast London this morning firemen cut through a tangle of wrecked..passenger cars with acetylene torches, freeing trapped passengers and recovering bodies from the derailment Sunday night ef the crack express train from Hast- other* dead or missing ID (wrings, o» the Muth coast. Many of the dead were believed to be children returning with tbeir parents from the weekend in the country. Cars began jumping the track as the train whizzed across a bridge at about 70 miles an hour. Four See DISASTERS on Page 2 Weather Forecast Increasing cloudiness tonight and not so cold. Mostly cloudy and warmer most sections Tuesday with a chance of light rain west portion. Low tonight mosU ly in the 30s.

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