The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 7, 1967 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 7, 1967
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62—NO. 200 BLYTHEVlLLlfi, ARKANSAS (72315) TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1967 12 PAGES 10 CENTS New Offensive Seen In N. Viet Attacks By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - Heavy fighting was reported today in South Vietnam's jungled central highlands and along the coastal lowlands. It could signal the start of new dry season offensives by the Communists in the two areas. Troops of South Korea's White Horse Division reported killing 113 North Vietnamese in fight ing Monday and today near the division base headquarters in the lowlands 205 miles northeast of Saigon. Korean casualties were reported 1'ght. In a series of sharp clashes in the central highlands 300 miles north of Saigon, 20 American | paratroopers and 18 North Viet! namese troops were killed. The units of the U.S. 173rd Airborne 5:30 p.m. Tomorrow WR at Leachville LEACHVILLE - Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller, guest of honor and featured speaker at the appreciation banquet 'for the Florifax Corporation and the Brown Shoe Company scheduled for 8 p.m tomorrow night at the Leachville grade school cafeteria, is tentatively set to arrive at the Manila airport about 5:30 p.m tomorrow, according to Mayor Joe Cashion, who sites State Sen. iee Bearden as his source. After his arrival, Governor Rockefeller will probably tour the Florifax and Brown Shoe Company facilities, Cashion said, following which he is to be entertained at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Wayne Taylor until time for the banquet. Executives of the Brown Shoe Company from St. Louis are scheduled to attend the banquet, Cashion added, and most of the Florifax officers and personnel are also expected. | Brigade also reported 27 men wounded. Two companies of the U.S 4th Infantry Division clashed with a well-armed and entrenched force eight miles southwest of Dak To in midafternoon and fighting raged until just before dark. The U.S Command said 10 Americans were killed and 35 wounded. A spokesman said 102 Communists had been killed in scattered fighting around Dak To, 270 miles north of Saigon, in the past two days. Most were identified as North Vietnamese regulars As the ground fighting picked j up, U.S. Air Force fighter-' bombers took advantage of a break in the northeast monsoons Monday and flew through heavy North Vietnam's heartland its heaviest pounding in a week. The American raiders attacked the sprawling Gia Thuong military storage area three miles northeast of the center of Hanoi for the first time in the war, shot down two MIG17s during a strike on the Kep airfield 38 miles northeast of the capital, and attacked a vehicle repair plant nine miles north of Hanoi and the Hanoi transformer station for the first time since last May. Although Hanoi claimed five U.S. planes were shot down, the U.S. Command reported only one loss, an F105 Thunderchief it said was brought down by ground fire northwest of Hanoi. The pilot was listed as missing in action. It was the 727th American combat plane officially reported lost over the North. In the coastal lowlands, a Korean spokesman said, an estimated 300 North Vietnamese army regulars moved out of a hideout in the Ho Neo mountains and had been threatening Korean units for the last two weeks. The spokesman said Korean forces pursued the Communists and caught up with them near two villages only about two miles from the Koreans' base area. Fighting which broke out continued until about noon today, the spokesman said. In the central highlands, entrenched North Vietnamese regulars opened up Monday afternoon with heavy small arms and automatic fire on units of the U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade searching an area hit by B52 bombers last Saturday. Aided by ground rein forcements, artillery and 7 strikes by Air Force fighter- bombers, the paratroopers assaulted the fortified Communist positions. U.S. Headquarters said the reinforcements broke through the Communists' flank and overran the position, but the main force apparently had already pulled back. Intelligence officers are predicting more bloody combat for central Vietnam now that the moonsoon rains are moving j north. The forecast is based on ' reports of major North Vietnamese infiltration of the central jungles during the first six months of the year. Headquarters elements of five North Vietnamese divisions have been identified in the 2nd Corps Military area, in central See VIETNAM on Page 2 READY - Nov. ember 9, 7 a.m. is blastoff time for the huge Saturn V rocket from the National Aeronautics ami Space Administration's Kennedy Space Center, Fla. The top photo shows the mating of the first stage of the Saturn V booster and the Apollo- Saturn 501 space- crafl. The bottom I photo pictures j ' the rollout of ths 363 foot three- stage rocket and spacecraft to its launch pad at Complex 19. Dateline — November 7~ NEW YORK (AP) —New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller would make a "formidable" presidential candidate according to his brother, Arkansas Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller. The Arkansas governor made the .statement Monday and added that Illinois Sen. Charles H. Percy would make a good running mate. The Arkansas Rockefeller mentioned Percy's name after saying that California Gov. Ronald Reagan's views were too divergent from his brother's. The New York Rockefeller has said he has no presidential ambitions. Winthrop Rockefeller said he had no inside information about his brother, but said, "A politician, like a woman, can always change his mind." ft WASHINGTON (AP) — Gov. George Romney's expected early announcement of his GOP presidential nomination candidacy appears directed at locking in wavering supporters and offsetting his slide in popularity polls. An announcement by the Michigan governor that he is in the running seems likely to guarantee him continued public support of his cause by New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, at least until next spring's presidential primaries. Romney has said he'll announce his decision Nov. 18. UNITED NATIONS, N. Y". (AP) - Western hopes that a compromise resolution circulated by the United States might break the Middle East stalemate in the United Nations were dimmed today by Soviet rejection of the proposal. Soviet sources said the American plan, which calls for positive action by both Israel and the Arabs, was unacceptable because it gives the Arabs less support than an earlier draft proposed by six African, Asian and Latin American members of the Security Council. ft MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - Negro playwright LeRoi Jones has been found guilty on charges stemming from New ark's July riot. He was ordered to Essex County jail today to continue serving a 30-day sentence on contempt of court charges stemming from his trila. Jones and two codefendants, Charles McCray, 33, and Barry Wynn, 23, were each convicted Monday of illegal possession of weapons. A1/ss//es Bristle in Soviet Celebration By HENRY S. BRADSHER Associated Press Writer MOSCOW (AP) - The Soviet Union showed off six new weapons today, including a huge intercontinental ballistic missile, and also hauled an orbital missile through Hed Square on the 50th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution. The red-nosed new intercontinental missile, about 100 feet long, came just before a missile shown on May Day 1965 that has been claimed capable of striking from orbit. Another new missile, with two stages hooked together, appeared to have a range between 100 and 1,000 miles, and a new tactical missile was shown with a probable striking distance of 100-200 miles. The Soviet navy showed a smooth, solid-looking missile with a blunt nose that probably is designed for launching underwater. Halloweeners Plead Guilty Fines of ?32.75 each and 10 days in jail were levied against four Blytheville boys who were arrested Halloween night on charges of malicious mischief after throwing plastic bags filled with red paint at two local residences, according to Det. Sgt. Robbie Cox of the city polict The four, who ranged in ages from 16 to 17 years, all pleaded guilty, and the jail sentence was suspended pending good behavior, Cox added. FIRE VICTIM—This panel truck, driven by Mrs. Mary Nell Matin, was struck by a Caruthersville fire truck as the emergency vehicle was en route to a fire Saturday night. Roy Patterson wai tht driver of tht fin truck. Neither he nor Mrs. Malin were seriously injured. Mrs. Matin's 6-year-old daughter, Allison, was treated for facial cuts. .(Photo by Taylor) Long silver antiaircraft missiles appeared on a tracked carrier as a new weapon. Official commentries, apparently referring to a nuclear-headed missile shown in earlier parades, Square was an armored reconnaissance vehicle with a gun and a small antitank missile mounted on it. Soviet commentators used the word "new" only once, saying a claimed for it ability to knock 1 three-stage intercontinental down clusters of enemy planes. The sixth new item - in the rumble of weapons through Red rocket was powered by a "new, highly efficient type of propellant." The Tass account said these rockets "need little time | a half years since the unveiling The Soviet army and navy,_he to be readied for firing and can 6e launched both from silos and other launching ramps." The official accounts threw no light on whether the Soviet Union is testing an orbital bomb system, as U.S Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamara said Firday it is. During the two and Target: Moon Surveyor 6 Races For Soft-Landing By HOWARD BENEDICT AP Aerospace Writer CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) — The Surveyor spacecraft raced today toward an intended soft-landing in a rugged area almost smack in the middle of ths moon's visible face. Its planned touchdown is in the Sinus Medii (Central Bay), considered a prime astronaut landing site despite its roughness. Surveyor carried a television camera and a small automatic chemistry set to analyze the lunar soil. The 2,223-pound mechanical marvel soared into space from Cape Kennedy at 2:39 a.m. (EST) today aboard an Atlas- Centaur rocket. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration reported early phases of the flight were near-perfect as Surveyor started its 5-hour, 231,41-miie jouney, its sensors locked on the sun for guidance. Launch officials reported tracking data showed the rocket ing the spider-shaped craft into space and that only a minor firing of its midcourse motor later today would be required to place it on target. If all goes well, the Surveyor will reach the moon about 7 p.m. Thursday. The launching was the second in a busy space week for the United States. On Sunday, the third applications technology satellite was fired from the cape into a stationary orbit over Brazil where it is to conduct, experiments in communications, navigation and weather study. Vote League To Meet at 7:30 P.M. The regular meeting of the Blytheville Voter's League is scheduled for 7:30 tonight at the Progressive Baptist Church on McHaney Road. The meeting is open to the public. Judge Parker is chairman of the board of directors. An East Coast-West Coast doubleheader is scheduled Thursday. The first Saturn 5 super-rocket, being groomed to boost astronauts to the moon, is set for liftoff from the cape at 7 a.m., and the Essa weather satellite is to rocket into space at 12:37 p.m. from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The lengthy countdown on the 33-foot-tall Saturn 5 started Monday night. In another launching, the Air the four sites which are considered the best landing spots for American astronauts. Surveyor 's target, about 190 miles north of the large crater Ptolemaeus is the one not yet photographed. Both Surveyors that failed had been aimed for that area. of the orbital rocket, there has said, are reaoy "ai any minuie been no mention here of its being triedout in any way. Official accounts of the parade today repeated the boast that the •mammoth Soviet rockets—the biggest is about 115 feet long— "can deliver nuclear warheads of tremendous power." It was also claimed that "no other army in the world has such warheads" Moscow Television's commentator called attention to "an unusual special warhead" on one rocket which he said could destroy a large group of enemy planes in the air at a great distance from the Soviet Union. The parade was preceded by the usual address from the Soviet defense minister, Marshal Andrei A. Grechko. As usual he attacked the United States for its part in the Vietnam war, but in general his tone was milder than usual He also made one accusation of aggression against Israel, but said nothing about Communist China. Soviet and foreign Communist leaders on Lenin's tomb wore to (letena me gains 01 me coi- shevik Revolution. He said the anti-Corhrhunist forces of the world have nothing but "hatred and rage" for the successes of the Soviet state. He rebuked the United States See SOVIET on Page 2 Police Call Literature 'Obscene' Charges of selling obscene literature have been filed against Harold William Minnick, 33, of 504 South Franklin who was arrested yesterday per warrant by city police. Police Chief George Fovd Jr. described the publications a 3 "nudist" magazines, which investigators charge Minnick has been selling at prices ranging ibuuf. " •*'• ~ ironi Sii.ou lu $o.o\}. me mag- hsfs 3nd coats but did not nave I : t^--j ~..:.i ......(nin futi . . ,, - - , , ] .azines, ruiu saiu, cumam lui* Officials planning Apollo | to bundle up since the tempera-. „.„„„ .„ „„,„, , nA wnpt.anrl. man-to-the-moon shots want a string of landing zones across the lunar equator, evenly spaced so that a new target can Force Monday night fired a be selected in case the original Minuteman 2 intercontinental range military missile from Cape Kennedy to test a new Mark 12 warhead system. NASA hopes Surveyor will break the even-number jinx in the series. Surveyors 1, 3 and 5 soft-landed on the moon, but Nos. 2 and 4 failed. Benjamin Milwitsky, Sur- launch date is postponed. Daylight conditions determine the sites and the launch periods. The shadow of darkness moves across the moon during a 14-day lunar night at the rate of 13 degrees daily. The four sites selected are spaced about 26 degrees apart in a band to permit a manned lunar landing mission veyor program manager, said to be postponed three times and the three successful Surveyors rescheduled at two-day inter- have certified as safe three of vais. Rich U.S. Can Be Jack-of-All-Trades DENVER, Colo. (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara declared today the nation can fight aggression abroad and still combat poverty,urban decay and soda! injustice at home. The Pentagon chief said the nation is strong enough materially and technologically to do both. But, in What appeared to be indirect criticism of Congress, McNamara said "what we may lack is the will power." His comments came in a speech prepared for Hie 43rd convention of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters. "Wt tan curb aggression abroad, McNamara' asserted. "And we can meet our pressing social problems here at home. And we can do both at the same time if we will use widely existing institutions and available resources." McNamara cited as evidence three socially oriented programs currently being administered by the Pentagon: The move to force rental property owners to admit Negro servicemen; .a project to educate rejected draftees; and an effort to help men leaving the service to make a productive transition to civilian life. He cast the Defense Department as a potentially powerful Set U.S. oa Page » lure on the crisp, clear day was in the 40s. Grechko warned the Soviet people to "increase their vigilance, to be always ready to defend the Socialist fatherland." Circuit Court white of nude men and women. The department had been getting reports of Minnick's activities for some time, Ford said, and on the basis of these complaints, an officer purchased a magazine from him as grounds for the warrant. During the course of the investigation connected with ths f , _.. , . 1 arrest, Ford added, police found \IIlff pHAn 25 other magazines in Minnick's jUllJ 1 IICU possession. Minnick, Ford reported, claimed he obtained the The following suits recently ' publications through the mails, were filed in the civil division and the matters has b?en sub- of Circuit Court. Humble Oil and Refining Com- mitted to the Post Office Department for further investiga- nunv has FilpH a ^11 414 91 suit finn pdny llda I11UU d .pl,^3t.Jl sun. against Earl W. Brownlee in connection with a note Burch Plow Works, Inc., an Indiana corporation, has filed suit against Blytheville Tractor Company, Inc., seeking $9,027.43 in connection with an account. On the same legal basis, Halsell Furniture C o m p a n y has filed a $938.92 suit against Larry W. Neely and Hoyt Brown. Plaintiffs, Blytheville Tractor Company, Don Stallings, Bryce Grant and Wesley Stallings, have filed a suit against J. I. Case Company, J. I. Case Credit Corporation, Charles D. Harrison and Paul Hay. The suit charges the defendants are guilty of "to'rtious acts of deliberate concealment, collusion, conspiracy, deceit and false representations." Blytheville Tractor Company seeks $100,000 in the suit. Don Stallings seeks $8,000. Grant $31,000. Wesley Stallings seeki $21,000. Veterans Day Is Saturday Col. Ralph T. Holland of Blytheville Air Force Base will be the speaker at Veterans Day ceremonies here Saturday. The ceremonies are under the sponsorship of Dud Cason American Legion Post and will be held at 11 a.m. on the Court House lawn. The Blytheville High School band, gold star mothers and a guard detail from the base also will be present for the program. ||ini||||||l|||ll|llll!!lll!ll!llllimilllllll!l!!inillllll!!ni!llli«ttllll) Weather Forecast Clear to partly cloudy tonight and in east Wednesday. Increasing cloudiness west Wednesday. Little temperature change tonight. Warmer Wednesday. Low tonight 26-36. " H1 "™^^

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