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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 8, 1966
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Blythevllta (Ark.) Cburter N«n - Frldijr. Under Medicare Patient Influx Still Normal After the first week of medi- care, the nation's hospitals generally report they have much more paperwork but not many tnore patients. A survey in 12 major cities Indicates that the number of 65- and-over patients entering hospitals has been mostly normal since the program of hospital insurance under Social Security went into effect July I. Only Atlanta, with a 10 per cent gain, reported a significant increase. "After all. it's still the doctor who says when a patient should STRIKE (Condoned from Page One) en White House orders, called in separately Thursday night representatives bf 13 local service airlines- supplemental airlines that specialize in charter operations and seven trunk airlines not threatened with a strike. CAB transportation specialists worked until late in the night to find possible means of handling the traffic normally served by the five airlines' 5,000 daily flights. No decision was reached," a CAB spokesman said, but it was likely that flights would be rerouted 1 and temporary new route authority granted. Negotiations between the union and the airlines broke off at midafternoon hursday and Assistant Secretary of Labor James Reynolds announced there would be a strike. At Johnson's request, Reynolds called for negotiations to resume at 10 a.m. EOT Saturday. ' : Shortly after the talks collapsed, the'chairman of a presidential panel that had made recommendations to Settle the dispute asked that the strike be postponed for two weeks for further mediation. The chairman, Sen. Wayne Morse, D-Ore.. said in a statement that "this Is one case in which there is no possible justification for the union to strike." 'This union cannot justify holding a strike gun at the head of its government in this hour of International crisis," he said. The union seeks wage Increases totaling 53 cents an hour over a three-year period. The airlines offered 30 cents an hour and the presidential panel headed by Morse had recommended raises up to 8 cents an hour. The current hourly wage is $3.52. The chairman of the airline negotiating committee, William J. Curtin, said In a prepared statement after negotiations broke down that "the union blew up the negotiations with a fantastic demand for 75 per cent more than the presidential emergency board recommended." He said that while the emergency board's recommendations, if adopted, would have cost the airlines $76 million in added costs, the union proposal would cost $114 million and was therefore unacceptable. The union also asked that vacation periods be liberalized to f6ur weeks after 15 vears instead of after 20, and that Good Friday be added as an eighth annual holiday. The union said it would drop demands that the work week be reduced from 40 hours to 37Va hours, and that overtime ray rates be increased. It demanded, however that the airlines bear the entire cost of pension plans and of health and welfare plans, and that the latter be liberalized to provide full coverage for employees and denendents. Service* By FUNERAL HOME Integrity MRS. ADA HUNT, 2 p.m., Saturday, First Baptist Church. * * * ROXANN HODGE, J pm. Friday, Cobb Chapel. MRS. NORENB KN™" 1 *-* p.m. Thursday, Flnt Church of the Naiarene. •••••••*•••••••••••*•• be admitted to a hospital," laid Dr. Robert M. Hazen of Kansas City, advancing one reason for medicare's calm start. Others given by hospital administrators Included the availability of private medical insurance and other public health care, and the fact that medicare went into effect in summer, a normally slow time' for hospitals. •; •• : . * * * In New York, said Dr. S. Da; vid Pomrinse, assistant director of Mt. Sinai Hospital, the city "has long made it a practice to give medical care to all people. The payoff is that we don't have any greater demand now than before." The hospital's director of admissions, Nat Lewis, said: "The urgency, the scare has passed. Anything that comes now is simply a matter of procedure and that can be worked out. Our only impact here is paper." That was the major impact also at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where head clerk Barbara Maton said her dozen helpers are "up to here in forms, perforated tape and problems." Some hospital people warned that the future course of medi- care may not run as smoothly as the past week. John Brewer, chairman of the Southern California Council of Hospitals, pointed out that in Los Angeles fall is a more popular time than summer for elective surgery. * * * "This is going to be a gradual thing, not a sudden one," he predicted, reporting that only cataract operations have increased in his area since July 1. The real impact of medicare lies in the future, said Sister Mary James, administrator of Hotel Dieu (House of God), a New Orleans hospital. "I have been told that the people now over 65 are people who always have avoided doctors or hospitals whenever possible and that the real medi- care load will come when younger people reach the age of 65," she said. "I think there is some truth in this." Those among the nation's 19 million persons 65 and over who have taken advantage of medi- care so far had high praise for the program. "If I didn't have it, I wouldn't be here," said Valentine Kuffel, 79, from his bed in St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Chicago. He was admitted July 4 for surgery. "Of course I'm happy," said Vincent Locasio, 75, a retired carpenter, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. "Why shouldn't I be? A lot of people have nothing to go on. This was necessary." * * * Not all patients admitted under medicare cannot afford private care. At Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital, Raymond S. Perrine, 66, a former Pennsylvania coal magnate- was admitted after he got back from a world cruise last month. He found trouble developing with his Pacemaker, an instrument that keeps his heart beating. "I thought if I could go a few more days, I could get in under medicare," said Perrine, who now lives in Bradenton, Fla. "so I negotiated with the doctor and was admitted July 2 and operate on July 3. Perrine was happy to discover that medicare covered the cost of the Pacemaker, a delicate electronic battery inserted in a patient's body. He had deposited $500 to cover its cost but was told he would get the money back. "I'm glad to hear it," he said. "I don't ever disregard the value of a dollar." i Truck Crash Makes Raspberry Jam PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) - A stake-bed truck owned by the Lewis Packing Co. of Sumner was making a turn on a downtown street when a side collapsed, dumping £00 five-gallon tins of processed rasperrles onto the pavement. Police estimated about 250 of the tins burst, leaving a 3-inch layer «f goo on the intersection. HEADS MISSOURI B&PW — The Missouri Business and Professional Women's organization recently installed Mrs. Margaret Rone of Hayti as president of the state's club for the coming year. This is the first time anyone from the Boot- heel has been elected to this office. Mrs. Rone is office manager for Federal Compress at Hayti. She will attend the national convention in Atlanta July 21 and will attend the conference of Amercias at Costa Sica as one of 20 delegates from the United States in October. (Courier News Photo) Daily Record Weather U. S. Weather Bureau Agricultural service Reiser, Ark, Sultry weather will continue in Arkansas into the weekend. Shower activity built up dur- ng midday yesterday in cen- ral Arkansas and dropped .21 of an inch on Little Ri 'c. Thunderstorms built to greater propor- ions in extreme northeast Ar- tansas Thursday night and some substantial rainfall amounts were recorded. Keiser reported 96 and Black Rock 1.33 for the leaviest amount. A weak, warm front cuts through northeast Arkansas and extends northwestward this morning and this front will move a little northward today. While this front is weak it will still make northeast Arkansas the most likely spot .for afternoon and evening thundershowers with a forecast probability of 40 percent. Yesterday's highs were gener- illy in the 90s again but Morril,on hit the 100-degree mark for ;he third consecutive day. Without the benefit of air conditioning nighttime sleeping conditions were anything but com- 'ortable last night as tempera- ares fell to the mid 70s in most of the state. The five-day forecast, 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. next Thursday, calls for temperautres to average four degrees above normal northwest half of Arkansas and near normal in the southeast half. Normal highs 91 to 95. Normal lows 67 to 72. Rainfall will average around V* inch in scat- ered thundershowers in northeast half of Arkansas while lit- le or none is expected in the southwest half of the state. The shower activity yesterday n the north half of the delta will be a big help to cotton and soybeans in that area. Hay crops continue at almost a standstill in growth but curing will ake place rapidly where it is already cut. Yesterday's high—99 Overnight low—74 Precipitation previous 24 hours (to a.m. today)—trace Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—29.36 Sunset today—7:16 Sunrise tomorrow—4:54 This Date A Year Ajo Yesterday's high—91 Overnight low—72 Precipitation Jan. I to date—26.93 Where's the Fire? Store fire, 2001 W. Main, 12:02 p.m., yesterday. World Deaths HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) Actress Anne Nagel, 50, movie leroine of adventures, myster- es and comedies for a quarter century, died Wednesday follow- ng earlier surgery and illness. Hiss Nagel was twice married, o actor Ross Aexander, who died in 1947, and to James H. Keenan, an Air Force officer she divorced in 1951. NEW YORK (AP) - Mrs. Carmelita Gerahty Wilson, 65, a supporting actress in films produced in the late 1920s, died Thursday, apparently of a heart attack. Mrs. Wilson appeared in Tom Mix and Man- Picktord ; ilms and in recent years turned to painting professionally. Mrs. Wilson was the widow cf Carey Wilson, a writer and producer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Markets Open High Low test Chicago Wheat July 182% 185 182V4 182% Sept. 186% 189 186% 186% Dee, 192% 195 192 Chicago Soybeans July 353% 361% 346% 346% Aug. 349% 356 341%. 343% Sept. 314 322 314 316 New York Stocks Texas GS 109% Chrysler 41 RCA 51% AT&T 58 Dow 69% Xerox 258% GM ...u,. 85 Pan Amer ... 74>/4 Ford 48% Westinghbuse 55% U. S. Steel 44% Curtis Pub 10% Comsat 56% Amer. Motors 1054 Sears 55% Parke Davis SSVs Gen. Elect 108% Beth. Steel 32% Reynolds Tob 37v» Standard NJ 71% Holiday Inn 44 Ark-La 44% Ark-Mo 13% Divco-Wayne 32Vs 94 Percent Destroyed Ha Oil Depots Cri| Draff- Scheme May Backfire SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - A young married man who tried to beat the draft the hard way — by committing a crime — may wind up in the armed forces anyway. "I don't know whether I should hit you witii the maximum penalty or whether I shoud take it easy so you'll be drafted as soon as possible," Municipal Court Judge Charles 2. Smith told Clifford Jones, 19, Thursday. Jones pleaded guilty to stealing a car radio. He left a work jadge bearing his name in the car "so I'd be caught," he said. "I expect to be drafted soon and I wanted to get a criminal deferment," Jones told the judge. The case was continued for two weeks. 19 Die in Cove-In UTSUNOMIYA, Japan (AP)A cave-in at an irrigation tunnel trapped about 65 workers near here today and 19 of them were found dead in a gas-filled pocket, police reported. Rescue workers frantically ceared away debris and managed to bring out 32 workers, five of whom were reported in serious condition. By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - U. S. fighter-bombers •lasted oil, rail and missile sites n North Viet Nam Thursday, dodged Communist MIGs and missiles and knocked out four torpedo boats, the U. S. com mand reported. In a'day of furious air action two American planes were shot down. The pilot of one was rescued; the other is missing. the four torpedo boats were spotted by reconnaissance Janes near a coastal island ibout 30 miles southeast of Hai- phong. The Navy said the cam- •uflaged boats opened fire. Three attack flights were aunched from the carriers Con stellation and Hancock. They reported sinking two of the torpedo boats trying to flee, heavi- y damaging another and leav- ng the fourth beached and )urning. It was the third attack on North Vietnamese torpedo boats within a week. Both U, S. and Vietnamese military headquarters reported only minor skirmishes in the ground war in South Viet Nam. A U. S. spokesman said there was no significant contact with he enemy in the past 24 hours; The Navy reported that its planes which raided the Hai- ihong fuel depot Thursday-had ust about finished the destruc- ioh of the port .facilities for unloading and storing oil—including two vital oil-pumping stations—following the first attack there 10 days ago. The announcement indicated only about six per cent of the Instal lation still remained. Besides the followup Hai phong strike, U.S. planes Thurs day blasted an oil dump 3! miles north of.Hanoi, another 43 miles southeast of Vinh and a missile site 20 miles northeast of Haiphong. The Air Force also reported destroying 26 boxcars, damaging 48 and cutting the racks in 28 places. * i * U.S. Navy and Air Force planes flew a total of 7 missions Thursday. A spokesman said there were about 250 indi- idual plane strikes. The air osses brought the number of American planes .shot down since the start of the air war on Feb. 7, 1695, to 282. The pilot rescued uninjured from the sea by helicopter was identified as Lt. Cmdr. William J. Isenhour of Lemoore, Calif., whose Navy A4 Skyhawk was part of the attack force against the Haiphong depot. The other plane, an Air Force down by. antiairrraft fire 90 miles nortwest of Hanoi. The Strategic Air Command's B52s kept up their two-a-day raids in South Viet Nam. One wave of the Guam-based bombers struck a Viet Cong camp 120 miles west-southwest of Saigon. Another formation hit an enemy concetration 60 miles north- northwest of the capital. Other U.S. planes flew 359 sorties in the South Thursday. The fliers claimed destruction or damage to 530 structures and killing 41 enemy soldiers. South Vietnamese pilots flew 290 sorties. Two MIG21s, the best jets in the North Vietnamese air force, jumped a flight of Air Force Thunderchiefs 35 miles north- northwest of Hanoi Thursday. One of the MIGs uncorked two Soviet* Launch Cosmos MOSCOW (AP) - The Soviet Union launched No. 123 in Its unmanned series of Cosmos satellites today. Tass, the official Soviet news agency, raid aii systems aboard the orbiting satellite were functioning normally. It said it was continuing the Cosmos program of scientific research. Remember Pay Your Taper Boy Byrd's Condition Grave BERRYVILLE, Va. (AP) Former U.S. Sen. Harry F. Byrd, senior statesman of Virginia politics, remained in a deep coma today at his home here. There was no reported change in the condition of the 79-year- old Byrd. A son, Richard E. Byrd, first revealed Wednesday that his father was in a coma from a malignant brain tumor and not expected to recover. Byrd, a former Virginia governor, served 32 years in Hie U.S. Senate before retiring last November. He was succeeded by another son, Harry F. Byrd Jr., who interrupted his campaign for the Democratic nomination for the remaining four years of his father's term Thursday to hurry to his father's bedside. air-to-air missiles but they exploded harmlessly some distance from the American fighter-bombers, a spokesman said. The encounter broke off without damage to either side, he said. * * * It was the first confirmed instance of MIGs firing air-to-air missiles at U.S. jets over North Viet Nam. But the spokesman noted- that a MIG17 had fired a missile at a propeller-driven Al Skyraider during the rescue of a downed American pilot last May. The American planes also dodged three surface-to-air missiles northeast and northwest of Hanoi. The attacking carrier planes took heavy antiaircraft fire in the action against the torpedo boats but there was no damage or casualties, the spokesman said. On Saturday, Navy planes attacked and sank three North Vietnamese torpedo boats after they fired on the planes, and 19 sailors were captured. Two more Navy planes attacked two torpedo boats on Tuesday. One of the planes was shot down, and there was no report of any damage to the boats. On the basis of pilots' reports after the raid on the Haiphong oil depot Thursday, the Navy said the raiders destroyed 70 per cent of the tanks and other facilities still standing after the initial raid on June 29. After the first attack, officials reported that 80 per cent of the depot — North Viet Nam's major oil gateway — lay in ruins. So presumably 49 per cent of the Installation has been wrecked. U. S. officials said that perhaps more significant than the destruction of storage tanks was the razing of the two pumping stations. They said they were the only ones available at North Viet Nam's chief port to pump oil from tankers in the harbor. The installation two miles from downtown Haiphong handled 95 per cent of North Viet Nam's oil, all of which must be steal • ssfe; , . . CS» imported. Most,of the oil is b£! 7 lieved to come from the Soviet .;> Union. ''•• For the past month U. S. planes have been hammering at North Viet Nam's 12 main oil '/ centers in an attempt to deprive the Communists of fuel for their , supply convoys to the South and ' to make their war effort more. "• costly. US On his arrival in Honolfllii'" Thursday night from a conference with President Johnson ift^\ Texas, Defense Secretary Rob* " ert S. McNamara said the Hai- phong raid was aimed at th8\ destruction of the pumping fa- ~ cilities. McNamara also told newsmen that the North Viet~; namese were beginning to 'disk ',.'• perse and decentralize storing;,:.^ of oil" as a result of the Amen.-,,^ can raids. l,-,^.. McNamara, who went to Honl .'."- olulu for talks with Adm. U. S. .'•• Grant Sharp, commander of Ui-' S. forces in the Pacific, said ha jtS was "cautiously optimistic''- ;;••'. about the war. He will discuss'-'^; manpower and equipment r8-">| quirements for the war. •";''-' By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BRUSSELS (AP) - Queen Fabiola of Belgium is expecting a baby. A communique issued by the grand marshal of the ro court said King Baudouin "is pleased to inform the country that a happy event can be expected at his household." On the advice of her doctors, the queen is canceling all public engagements. Now 28, the childless queen had a miscarriage in 1963. A court spokesman said the baby is expected this winter. King Baudouin and Fabiola, a Spaniar, were married Dec. 15, 1960. PARIS (AP) - President Charles de Gaulle Will circle the nuclear testing ground in the 'acific this summer, informed sources reported today. De Gaulle will leave Aug. 26 and fly first to Djibouti, capital of French Somaliand at the eastern tip of Africa. Then he will go to Ethiopia for a state visit and on to Cambodia, a ! ormer French protectorate, for talks about the Viet Nam war and other major issues. New Caledonia will be De iaulle's next stop. Then he goes o Tahiti and the nuclear testing center at nearby Mururoa. De Gaulle will continue on around the world, stopping at Guadeloupe and returning to Paris Sept. 12, the sources said. JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) Army strongman Lt. Gen. Su- harto has assured various Indonesian organizations that he will comply with their wishes in forming a new Cabinet. Representatives of 12 organizations and of the powerful Students' Action Front called on Suharto Thursday amid some dissatisfaction over the result of the congressional session which ended Wednesday. An army statement quoted Suharto as saying that Congress could not satisfy everybody but that maximum results had been achieved. "The most important Both "Goss and Hadnot applied I thing is its implementation," their brakes, but the van ~ ' Two Persons Killed In Wreck Today BEEBE, Ark. (AP)-A four vehicle collision Thursday took ;he lives of two persons and injured nine others on U.S. 67 near the Beebe. city limits. The dead were identified as Mrs. Grace Williamson, 57, and Dwight Leverett, 29, both of Horatio (Sevier County), State Trooper John Westmoreland said. He identified the injured as Clarence Hadnot Jr., 27, of Houston, Tex.; Kenneth Harden 21, of Killen, Ala.; J. H. Wiliamson, 39, husband of one victim; Nedra Leverette, 26, wife of the other victim; her hree children, Mickey, 9, Tammy. 8, Terry, 6, and Linda Gail Williamson, 18, niece of J. H. Williamson, all of Horatio, and fohnny Edward James, 21, of Reedley, Calif. . Westmoreland said the accident occured when a panel ruck apparently pulled off the Arkansas News Briefs lighway in front of a car driven by Eugene Goss, 42, of Worth Little Rock. The Goss car vas followed by a van driven by Hadnot, and Harden was a passenger. skidded, struck the Goss car, hen veered across the center line into the path of a camper truck driven by Leverette. Westmoreland said. James was driving behind the Leverette camper and he collided with the van, he said. Leverette and Mrs. Williamson and her husband were in the front seat of the camper, Westmoreland said, and Nedra Leverette, her children and Miss Williamson were in the rear of the camper. Goss reported that the driver of the panel truck stopped tor » few minutes then left the scene,' Westmoreland said. He was not identified. Goss was uninjured James was treated and released at a Beebe doctor's office. All of the other persons involved in the accident were hospitalized. Suharto said. Dissatisfaction was mainly centered on the congressional resolution implying that President Sukarno still can have strong influence on the new Cabinet which Suharto is to form. Knitting a pair of nylon stockings involves some two million separate operations on a bo u t three miles of filament. A human being would need two months to do the job but a machine can do it in three minutes. The uneven halves of Pakistan lie separated from each other by nearly 1,000 miles across and India. West Pakistan has 85 per cent of the nation's land but only 45 per cent of its people. Ahe American Revolution lasted from April 19, 1775, to Sept. 17, 1783. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS w LITTLE ROCK AP) — bfci :i Gov. Nathan Gordon, acting 81" governor in the absence of Gov. _ Orval Faubus, stayed Thursday^ the execution of William Mai- 1 ' well, 27, of Hot Springs. Maxwell, a Negro, had been'; scheduled to die July 15 for the ' rape of a white woman. Faubus. who Is in Lb«'=.'. Angeles for the National Gov--' ernor's Conference, concurretf 1 '"';in the decision by telephoned" Gordon said. /•"*." WASHINGTON (AP) - TliCIi Department of Housing and Vr-'.vl ban Development announced.' Thursday the reservation of';«,_. $223,435 grant to help Russell-,'",: ville, Ark., finance construction,,^' of a community center. .,7,','.!';'. The agency also announced",'"; approval of a 114,060 loan la'"' help Magnolia. Ark., plan for^ 70 low-rent homes. PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) •— ''' Municipal Judge Wilton !$.£ Steed let a Pine Bluff man keep' his driver's license Thursday after convicting him of reck-' . less driving and resisting arrest--'.', — but there was a string a(f"'"' n tached. • . ; ".:T'' Steed told Tommy Maroneyj;;_ 24, he could keep his license aj£"'' long as he drives a Volks-"-' wagen, and not a larger Ameri- : ' can car Maroney also owns. •'• """ CAMDEN, Ark. (AP) - Sen," "'•' John L. McClellan, D-Ark., will',.'', be the guest of honor at ji" Junior Chamber of Commerce : meeting here Monday and that., u night is scheduled to attend an.^ appreciation dinner for H. iC"'];" Tatcher. ,, An 'j, Thatcher is .secretary of the.,;. Ouachita River Valley Associa-.;" tion and was instrumental W mi> securing a nine-foot navigation"! channel for the river. Delegate*;;,',, from Washington and the U.S.'"'. Army Engineers at Pittsburgh^;*,; Pa., are expected to attend th«Q. dinner. '-'<t'\?. TEXARKANA,..Ark. (AP) ~ 3i i G. B. Sherman. 28, of Texar-;-,; kana. died Thursday at A ..". Shreyeport, La., hospital of..;" gunshot wounds he received^..,earlier in the day at : his home^j here. ;:, ,-;,', The Miller County Sheriff's -Department held his wife, Mrs.,, Rosemary Sherman,; 23, for questioning in connection with the shooting. ,, LOS NGELES (AP) - Goy,,, Orval Faubus said Thursday.,,5. that the press doesn't gtyr" enough attention to the hard.-,,, work governors do for iheijii; states, "but when we mak«i«< r ' mistake, we get hel! fW. It." :'* . Faubus made the remark 3 «t*- 1J: 'the Governor's Conference, during qucgtiraing by newsmen. U

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