Page 1 article text (OCR)
BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL.62-NO. 97 BLYTHEVILLB, ARKANSAS (72816) FRIDAY, JULY 8,1966 TIN CINTS 14 PAGES Strike Hits 5 Airlines By VERN HAUGLAND WASHINGTON (AP) - A machinists union strike crippled operations of five major airlines today. More than 35,000 members o FL-CIO International Association of Machinists began walk' ing off their jobs at 6 a.m. local time. A half hour later a spokesman announced the five airlines—Eastern, Northwest, Na tional, Trans World and Unite( — had canceled all originating BULLETIN BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — A riot broke out today at the Maryland penitentiary In Baltimore.' Officials said inmates had ; set some buildings on fire. At least 150 Baltimore city policemen were ordered to the scene. Fighting broke out in the north yard of the prison officials said. There was no immediate word on how many of the prison's 1,460 inmates were involved. ininiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiniiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiinin flights. In some cases, the spokesman said, through flights were continuing to their final destinations. Picket lines formed at New York, Washington and other airports jn the populous Eastern section of the nation at 6 a.m. EDT. The strike then spread westward from one time zone to the next. The five airlines normally carry more than 150,000 passengers daily, according to an airlines survey, on flights blanketing the United states and spanning the globe. Last-ditch negotiations failed to resolve the labor dispute that began last year. At his Texas Ranch, President Johnson deplored the failure of the union and airlines to reach agreement on wages and other Issue. He ordered the Civil Aeronautics Board to work to minimize inconvenience to the public and told the Defense Department to report immediately on any problems that arise. The union said, however, that all IAM workers involved in military aircraft _ contracts would remain on the job. Johnson also asked Postmaster General Lawrence F. O'Brien to use every means of moving the mails as rapidly as possible. The President was especially concerned that there be no delay in mail to servicemen in Viet Nam. The five airlines serve 231 cities in the United States and 23 cities abroad. Their 94,000 employees represent about 64 per cent of the industry's total employment. In terms of revenue passenger miles the five firms account for 61 per cent of domestic trunk airline operations. ' The airlines said that if no substitute services were provided, the strike would leave 68 cities without trunk air service. The Civil Aeronautics Board, See STRIKE on Page 5 Youth Missing Dale Anderson, 18, son of Mrs. Burley Anderson, 919 S. Clark, has been missing since Monday night. Anderson left home Monday night to go to a ball game, and has not returned home since, according to his mother. Mrs. Anderson said her son is 5-7, weighs 180, has short brown hair and blue eyes. When he left home, Anderson was wearing a light tan shirt and black pants. Mrs. Anderson also said her son is retarded. A missing persons report was filed with the police. Anyone who has seen Dale Anderson or has any information about him, is asked to call the police or Mrs. Anderson at FO 34713. ARK-MO... FROM ABOVE - Arkansas- Missouri Power Company's new headquarters is under construction at Broadway and Park. The company is scheduled to move around the first of the year. Work on the building is running slightly ahead of schedule at the moment. India Proposes Viet Nam Truce By LAWRENCE MALKIN LONDON (AP) - The U. S. and Communist governments were silent today on Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's proposal for an immediate eneva conference and the end of American bombing of North Viet Nam. Mrs. Gandhi proposed Thursday that convening of the con- 'erence be followed by a truce and that a settlement include he withdrawal of all foreign iorces from Viet Nam and guarantees of neutral independence 'or Viet Nam, Laos and Cam- )odia. There "can be no military solution in Viet Nam" and there s no alternative to a peaceful settlement, she said in a broadcast before leaving for talks with leaders of the United Arab Republic, Yugoslavia and the ioviet Union. She arrived in lairo today to meet with President Gamal Abdel Nasser. Most foreign governments, including those of the United States and North Viet Nam, were informed of Mrs. Gandhi's proposal in advance. She also sent a personal letter to President Ho Chi Minn of North Viet Nam. .''. . The crux of her proposal was another Geneva conference o. the type held in 1954 to negotiate an end to the French Indochina War. The agreements reached at that conference are theoretically still in force and Britain and the Soviet Union remain the conference cochairmen. Mrs. Gandhi said the cochairmen, instead of debating how the warring nations could be brought to the negotiating table, should immediately convene another meeting at Geneva. * * * "I offer these proposals as no more than an idea," Mrs. Gandhi said. "India is committed to a peaceful solution and not to any particular solution. We would be willing to support any alternative proposal that offers hope of success." India is the chairman of the International Control Commission set up to oversee application of the provisions of the 1954 conference. Its other members are Canada and Poland. Mrs. Gandhi proposed that the Hospital Here Files Protest Three Doctors' Hospital administrators have accused the Jepartment of Health, Educa- ion and Welfare of "gross discrimination" against the hospi- al in denying the hospital's ap- ilication for participation in Medicare programs. The doctors — F. E. Utley, !. H. Ball, and C. E. Holcomb- ire president, vice president, and secretary, respectively, of tie incorporated private hospital. They made the accusations his week in reply to John M. Mullane of HEW, who last week refused to authorize parli- ipation of Doctors' Hospital in Medicare because of alleged vio- ations of the program's Civil ights requirements. The doctors said Mullane had equired them to: 1) Post notices regarding an ntent to fully integrate the hos- ital; 2) Bring all records up to late; 3) Make extensive re-arrangement in the hospital's physical tissignmenti of patitnti to I plant, including the immediaged 'room space on a non-racial basis, * * * Claiming that these changes were made in accordance with HEW's requirements, the doctors said Mullane then failed to give assurances that the hospital would consequently be eligible for Medicare participation. "Therefore," the doctors said, "after consideration of a 111 (these) facts, we are of the opinion that you (Mullane) are guilty of gross discrimination against our hospital and there fore the elderly persons of this community." The statement claimed that profit considerations have no bearing on the complaint, since, as they said, hospitals are reimbursed for Medicare services on a cost basis. Four other Mississippi County hospitals, Chickasawba Hospital, Osceola Memorial Hospital. Shaneyflet's Clinic In Manila and Rodman's Hosnital in Leaohville have been authorized by HEW for all medicare program. commission supervise the truce while the conference was in ses sion. She indicated she felt the commission should be strength ened and said Inia would be willing to accept "whatever additional responsibility this mighi entail." * * t The United States did not sign the 1954 Geneva accords but has indicated that it considers them a basis for negotiations.. Presi- ent Johnson and other administration officials have said the United States is ready for unconditional peace talks at any time but have also added that as long as North Viet Nam persists in its aggression against South Viet Nam, the United States will keep on fighting. North Viet Nam has insisted that withdrawal of foreign troops precede any peace negotiations and that the Viet Cong guerrillas in the South be given 3 seat at any negotiations. The United States opposes both demands, although it is willing for Viet Cong representatives to attend as part of the North Vietnamese delegation. North Viet Nam's news agency announced that Jean Sainteny, a veteran of French government service in Viet Nam, had conferred in Hanoi with President Ho Chi Minn. Although on private trip, Sainteny. is be- ieved investigating the possibilities of a settlement of the war. Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson told the Souse of Commons in Ottawa he 'elt it would be difficult to reconvene the Geneva conference under the conditions suggested by Mrs. Gandhi. * * * British Prime Minister Harold Wilson joined Mrs. Gandhi in calling for a'Geneva'conference and a Viet Nam truce. Wilson ;oes to Moscow July 16-18 to alk with Soviet leaders and is scheduled to visit President Johnson in Washington later in the month. British Foreign Secretary Michael Stewart said Wilson "will impress on the Soviet government our view that negotiations are urgently needed" and that as cochairmen of the 1954 Genera conference the two nations lave an obligation to promote leace talks. Wilson's government Thursday night won support by a vote of 299-230 in the House of Commons for a motion restating its general line of promoting peace alks. Wilson had come under criticism from the left for supporting the United States in Viet «Iam at all and from the right or refusing to support the tombing of the fuel depots at Hanoi and Haiphong. CALLED POLITICAL PUPPET SULCER BLASTS OSCEOLA'S MAYOR By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In a televised speech at Jonesboro, Kenneth Sulcer attacked Ben Butler, mayor of Sulcer's hometown of Osceola. Sulcer is one of seven Democrats seeking the governorship. Butler, Sulcer said, is a puppet for a group which "is desperately trying to further their control of the governor's chair by backing a candidate in this race." He said Butler and Rufus Branch Sr. of Joiner are running the campaign of Frank Holt in Mississippi County. Sulcer called the two "puppets of the dying state poitical machine." "Mayor Butler is president of the Osceola School Board, where he sells buses to the school district, in violation oi state law," Sulcer said, "he is mayor of Osceola, yet he sells Osceola trucks and everything possible that will run through his business. This is a violation of law." Butler, contacted at Osceola by The Associated Press, saic he operated International Harvester Co. agencies and die business with both the school district and the city. And, said Sulcer, he resentec the fact that Holt campaigned through Osceola. door-to-door Sulcer said he tried to show personal respect by not making tours through the hometowns OJ the other candidates. Sulcer also said he's making no bones about it—he supports university status for Arkansas State College at Jonesboro 100 per cent. And, said Sulcer, he won't have to consult with any boards or state agencies before making such a recommendation to the legislature once he's elected. Sulcer was apparently shooting at other candidates who said they would support university status for ASC if it was feasible. In other developments in the race, Sam Boyce pledged in a statement released by his headquarters at Little Rock to name someone from northwest Arkansas to the state Highway Commission if he is elected. "I strongly feel that this en- tare northwest area, with its attractive potentials, can become a model of growth for tile entire state," he said. He said people in the area lave told him their most specific need is a four-lane highway to connect Interstate 40 at Alma with Interstate 44 in Missouri. Esewhere in the Democratic contest, Holt campaigned hrough St. Francis, Poinsett and Cross counties; Dale Alford visited Cherokee Village, Batesville, Hardy, Conway, and Little Rock and North Little Rock. Mrs. Jim Johnson went on elevision for her husband and spent most of her 15 minutes criticizing the Arkansas Gazette for calling Johnson "a :errible person" in his public ife. Library Hopes Are High Butler Sulcer Manila Center Opened by OEO The first of 12 anticipated | Blytheville Osceola, Leachville County Neighborhood Servic Centers will be opened today ceremonies at Manila. R. W. Raines, field director o the Mississippi County Office o Economic Opportunity, will o: finally open the 1,200 sq. ft building at 1:30 p.m. Raines said the center will "b< clearing house for the com munity's needs." Specific, immediate goals o the center will be aid in voters registration, job training, canvassing for job openings, anc recreation, according to Raines. "We will eventually have a hree-man committee at this and each of the other centers," Haines said. OEO plans call for centers at When Johnson was serving on he state Supreme Court, the Gazette found little to criticize, she said. Fish Fry July 14 Plans for the Blytheville Jay- :ees' annual fish fry, to be held rom 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 'hursday, July 14, were an- ounced today by Jerry Lump- dn and Wayne Sanders, Jaycee o-chairmen for the event. Tickets are $2 for adults and il for children under 12, and will be delivered to buyers who call PO 3-1945, Lumpkin said. All activities will take place at the Jaycee building on Second St. Political candidates have been asked to speak at the Safeway parking lot, beginning at 8:30 p.m., according to Lumpkin. India Gets $150 Million WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agency for International Development announced today it has authorized a $150-million loan to support India's new economic liberalization program. The loan, to be signed in New Delhi, marks the resumption oi the normal economic aid to India. , , Aid regional administrator William B. Macomber Jr., said it will be used to purchase raw materials, spare parts and other commodities. Explosion Injures Two Men at Conoco Dyess, Reiser, Birdsong, Joiner Wilson and Luxora. Raines said scheduled openin date of 'the first of two Blythi ville Neighborhood Service Cen ers is July 15. Ten more cen ers are expected to be open by August 15. Two men were injured in an xplosion at 5:30 this morning at Continental Oil Company's imonia plant at Barfield. The men were identified as lay Dudley, a foreman, and Ron Hayward. Both have been hospitalized at Chickasawba Hospital here. Dudley was said to be in serous condition while Hayward's condition to btlieved to b« satis- factory. "A tube split in the heater and fire blew out all over the area there," a company spokesman said. The incident caused Rome damage, the company said. The plant probably will not be back in production for several weeks. Electrical and ;ontrol wiring were heaviy damaged, it was reported. Carufhersville Names Winners Over $1,350 in cash awards was distributed to winners at ast night's ninth annual Lions Club charity horse show in Caruthersville. The show, which included par- icipants from throughout the South, was held at Caruthers- 'ille's American Legion Fairgrounds. Blytheville entrants took two laces in the competition. They were Debbie Gaines on Handy Andy, fifth place, juveniles on walking horses; and Lillian •aines on Sunrise, second place, adies on walking horses. First place winners by lasses, were: Pleasure class: Shadow Blue Haze, ridden by Raymond Stalions of Fulton, Ky.; Two-year-old plantation walk- ng horses: Ebony's Old Crow, idden by Billy Hale of Gallan, Tenn.; Three-gaited open: Profit's jlare, ridden by George Nash f Lake Carmerent, Miss.; Juveniles on Walking horses: 'ankee Doodle, ridden by Janie ulian of Clinton, Mo.; Fine Harness open: Dolly Mad >on, ridden by L. A. Harris of ikeston; Ladies on walking horses: purs Jubilee, ridden by Joann \istoofMayfieId, Ky.; Five-gaited open: Juarez, rid- en by Ed Biles of Little ;ock; Amateur class open: Shadow hadrack, ridden by Flo Faulker of Kennett; Junior Mares: Hap's Sinsatin, Idden by C. E. Clements of [ickory, N. C.; Roadster to bike: Hello Dolly, wned by Speedway Stables of Memphis; Walking mares: Handshaker's ridden by Joe Wright of Nachodness, Texas. Clyde Orton was ringmaster. Teen GOP to Meet Mississippi County Teen-Age Republicans meet at 7:30 tonight in the First National Bank. Officers will be elected at the meeting. Ail young Republicans (from age 13) who have not graduated from high school art eligible for membership. "We are hopeful of having « arger building in a better location in the near future ... probably soon than you think," Mrs. 2. J. Cure, a Blytheville Public library trustee, said yesterday. "Although you might wonder; where we could ever get the money, don't forget the Great Society," Mrs. Jure told members of Blytheville's Rotary Club. : '..Commenting on the tiny 30 by 40 foot, one-room library. Mrs. Cure mused, "I. wonder what happens when industrial prospects come to town and they are taken by the library. I imagine the host driver speeds up a little to get by it as quickly as possible." The city's tiny library .last year served 8,000 members who checked out 118,000 books, Mrs. Cure said. . . '.• It employs one librarian — Mrs. Ira Gray who has held the position for 32 years—some part time help and two volunteer workers who spend at least a portion of every day working : or the library. These latter are Mrs. L. E. Old and Mrs. C. W. Afflick, Sr. "In order to be eligible for ederal matching funds for a new library," .Mrs. Cure said, 'our library must be affiliated with the county and state library ystem. Studies of these pro- josed affiliations are under way now." Mrs. Cure spoke briefly on tie history of the library which lad its beginning in the organi- ation of the Women's Book- Club in 1908. "This book club activity just ormally led to library organ!- ation. The women were lend- ng books to each other and len to friends and the public. "The library was formally organized in 1921 when it occupied room of the Chamber of Commerce's office in the old Glenco Hotel. "In 1924, the women raised more than $5-000 to purchase a ouse (which sat on the present brary site) for the library's ew home. The women picked otton for nearby farmers, who onated not only the picking money but also the cotton pick- d to the library fund." It was in 1948 that Blytheville ions Club spearheaded the ampaign which resulted in the onstruction of the present li- rary, which is dedicated to le late Farmer England, a reless civic worker in the city everal decades ago. The new building was opened i 1950. Mrs. Cure was introduced by otarian George Vernon. >emos to Meet Democratic party county Cen- ral Committee meets at 10 m. Monday in the Blytheville ourt house. -„ Judges and clerks for the July i primary will be selected at le meeting hero. iiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiininim Weather Forecast Partly cloudy and warm hrough Saturday with scatter- d showers and thundershowers mainly in the afternoon and venlng. Risk of a few thunder- Arms this afternoon and to- ight. Highs today and Saturday 2 to 100. Lows tonight 72 to 78.