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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 11, 1966
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62—NO. 9» BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS (72315) MONDAY, JULY 11,1966 TIN GENTS PAGES Clipped WASHINGTON. (AP) —. Airline strike negotiations re-opened today on a sharp note that further dimmed hope of a quick settlement of the, walk-out that started Friday; Joseph Ramsey, vice dent of the AFL-CIO International Association of Machinists and chief union negotiator, entered the conference room and said: "The public should know that there hasn't been five minutes of real negotiating since tills strike started. "These carriers are standing pat,- protecting their profits, waiting for the Prisident or Congress to help them out. "Union members on the airlines are asking to share in the profits. "After all these years when they have accepted substandard conditions, airline employes are entitled to a better deal." Ramsey handed out mimeographed copies of the statement but declined to elaborate on it, saying, "We better get on with the job." William J. Curttn, chief negotiator for the five struck airlines—Eastern, National, Northwest, Trans Word and United —arrived in the halfway as.Rem- sey was speaking, and listened before entering a separate conference room. Asked for comment, Curtin laid:' • • • " "We have endorsed the emer- ency board recommendations which the President himself characterized as the framework for a just settlement of the dispute, and we have improved upon it in our negotiations." Curling said evidence before the emergency board indicated clearly that airline employes are treated far better than most in terms of working conditions. During fruitless weekend negotiations, officials of the AFL- CIO International Association of Machinists met in one conference room in the basement of the Labor Department building, airline officials in another. Assistant Secretary of Labor James J. Reynolds, who shuttled between the two rooms, arranged the joint meeting, telling reporters that 10 hours of talks Saturday and Sunday had brough no progress. Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz was keeping President Johnson posted on negotiations, Reynolds said. Johnson returns to Washington from his Texas ranch today. Wirtz, who was touring the Far East when the strike started, neared the sluggish negotiations Sunday. As talks moved into the night, he told reporters, "I should say with all candor that there is no reasonable basis for expecting any major devel- Wreck Kills- Kansas Boy By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A Kansas youth was killed early Sunday when he was struck by a pickup truck on Arkansas 41, about six miles south of De Queen. Sheriff Louis Hilton quoted Danny Potter, 15, of De Queen as saying he Michael E. and the victim, Waits, became sleepy and went to sleep on the highway. The 15-year-old Wichita, Kan., youth had been visiting'in De Queen. Potter was hospitalized in De Queen and was listed in critical condition. Hilton said the boys were struck by a truck driven by William A. Hickey, 67, of Buna, Tex. Only one other traffic fatality was reported in the state during the Associated Press weekend count from 6 p.m. Friday until midnight Sunday, Gilbert H!ca, 71, of near Paris In Losan County, was killed Saturday In a car-truck collision on Arkansas 109 one mile south of Paris. State Police said Hice's truck collided with a car driven by Mrs. Shirley Beam of Booneville. Mrs. Beam and hospitalized. Hice's wife were opments in the situation." As talks recessed for .the night, Reynolds had a glum report. "I think the time has come for resuming joint meetings," he said. "I extremely important that this be done." Joint sessions had been held See STRIKE on Page 7 Base to Help In Airlift . BIytheville Air Force Base today issued the following statement about re-scheduling of canceled air flights for servicemen because of the current airlines strike: "The president of the United States has directed the use of military aircraft to assist in the expedient movement of military personnel on leave, en route to, or returning from duty in southeast Asia. "All qualified members of the Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard stranded by the airlines strike should contact the nearest active Air Force base and request air lift information." Anyone desiring such information should call the BAFB operations office,. Major Richard Pierce, at PO 3-3931, ext. no. 278. ....WHEN THE HEAT'S ON-At 400,000 feet, 1,000 seconds from home, America's three Apollo astronauts, fresh from their journey to the moon, will face the severest lap in their entire trip when they pass through the heat barrier. Scientists of the Avco Corp., of Wilmington, Mass., have developed an ablative material that will keep the 20,000-degree temperature from bringing the moon mission to a fiery conclusion. In the top photo, engineers analyze the 380-square- foot exterior of the primary heat, shield to determine exact heat loads. In the bottom photo the primary heat shield is shown being lowered over the crew cockpit of the Apollo command module. The primary heat shield can withstand temperatures up to 600 degrees, but for the higher heat of re-entry the shield is protected by the ablative material. VC Bag Three U.S. Choppers By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) — The Viet Cong shot down three American helicopters in South Viet Nam, killing four U.S. and nine South Viet- soldiers, while twu more U.S. jets were lost in the air war against the Communist North, an American spokesman announced today. A Navy fighter-bomber became the 285th plane lost in the 17-month air war against North Viet Nam early today. The bombing continued with an at- with mechanical trouble. A sec- tack on another oil storage depot 130 miles west-northwest tit Hanoi near the old French base of Dien Bien Phu. The pilots reported that were damaged. two buildings Ground fighting in South Viet Nam died down, with both U.S. and Vietnamese headquarters reporting only light patrol contacts. In the jungles northwest of Saigon, a battered Viet Cong regiment escaped toward the Cambodian border, leaving at least 238 dead after the U.S. 1st Infantry Division decoyed the guerrillas into a furious fight. All 13 heliconter deaths came when a U.S. UH1D Troquois was shot down 18 miles southeast of Ca Mau in southernmost An Xuyen Province, which has been relatively quiet in recent months. The U.S. spokesman had no further details. The two other helicopters— both Marine CH34 troop-cargo carriers — went down in the northern part of the country 12 miles northwest of the Marine base at Chu Lai. There were no casualties in either crash. The Communists nailed a chopper as it ferried in Marines to protect another CH34 which had gone down Sunday night ond CH34 was brought down by the Reds this morning in the same area. However, the original helicopter was repaired and returned to action, a spokesman said. U.S. Air Force and Navy planes flew 88 missions against North Viet Nam Sunday, m addition to the fuel dump near Dien Bien Phu, an oil storage area 32 miles northwest of Vinh was hit in the continuing American effort to cripple North Viet Nam's motor transport. Other targets included bridges, roads and trucks, most Thanh Hoa. The bombing of North Vietnamese fuel supplies began in mid-June, and 15 smaller dumps were hit before U.S. planes attacked the major depots on the edges of Hanoi and Haiphong June 29. In the two weeks since. Air Force and Navy planes have struck at fuel installations every day except on July 2 and have bombed at least 24 of them, including one return to the Hai- phong depot. * * * An A4 Skyhawk from the carrier Constellation went'down on an armed reconnaissance mission before dawn near Vinh. The pilot was listed as missing. An airman in plane said of them near the coast of the southern panhandle. The Navy said its planes destroyed or damaged 20 supply trucks, most of them near FBI Takes Gun in Shoot Out POST. FALLS, Idaho (API- Lillian Jo Ramus, the young woman who charged out of a motel room, spraying bullets from a gold-plated Ml carbine at policemen and FBI agents, lay seriously wounded today but was responding to treatment. One FBI agent was wounded In the shoot-out just before midnight Saturday before the 28- year-old woman fell with bullet wounds in the head and left hip. After emergency surgery at a hospital in Spokane, Wash., 20 miles, away, she .was .taken, of! the critical list. • • • "After we told her to come out, she opened and closed the motel door several tunes, then fired a single shot inside the room, apparently to make us think she had shot herself," said FBI special agent Robert Rockwell of Coeur d'Alene, who was shot in the leg. "We told the officers over the bull horn to stay back, then she opened the door and started firing," he said. There were "almost a hundred" officers surrounding the motel, said the wife of the owner, Mrs. David Doty. The sawed-off Ml carbine had been fitted with a pistol handle so it could be used as a hand gun. Her wild flurry of shooting sent bullets through a screen door into Rockwell's car and flattened the tires on her' own automobile. •-••'-The .-officers-thenjopened fire-with pistols, rifles and a shotgun. Miss Ramus fell to the ground, screaming. Police found a loaded 38-caIiber revolver in her clothing, and a 22-caIiber rifle and a .44 magnum carbine inside the room, along with ammunition for all the weapons and a fountain-pen tear-gas gun. Authorities had been looking for Miss Ramus since last Sept. 13, when she and Johan M. Bosley, 29, of Spokane, both held on forgery charges, used smiig- gled-iri hacksaw blades to saw through the bars on a cell window in the Spokane city jail. They jumped from their third- floor cell window to the roof of the men's quarters on the sec- ond floor, then two stories to the ground. Miss Bosley was seriously injured in the last jump and was left behind. Miss Ramus and three other persons were accused of counterfeiting $400,000 worth of $20 bills, and printing $5,000 worth of fake unemployment, welfare and railroad pay checks. She also is''charged with armed robbery in the ',$ii325 holdup of a market in a. Seattle, suburb. Officers had watched the motel room all Saturday afternoon, hoping she might'come outside. Her brother 'and'an unidentified man visited her for several hours. Police said she apparently had returned to the Northwest to visit relatives. Police Credit New System Police Cheif George Ford credited the city's "Merchant's Alert" system for helping apprehend a suspected check forger, Mrs. Mary Ann Rhodes, 22, of Gosnell, Saturday. ... Ford said police received complaints about checks cashed by Mrs. Rhodes Friday and put an alert out by means of the modified chain-telephone system used by BIytheville merchants in such cases. The system was developed by Ford in connection with the Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Rhodes, whose husband, Airman 1-C Edward Rhodes is now serving in Vietnam, was attempting to cash a $175 check at Graber's Store on Main St., when a store employee called police. She was arrested at the store. • Ford said Mrs. Rhodes had cashed a $125 check at Gra- Cotton Film To be Shown The Story of Cotton Quality —a film—will be shown to members of Lions, Kiwanis and Rotary this week during their weekly luncheon meetings. The film was produced by Clemson University and is being sponsored by Anderson- Clayton Co. Ray Price is making the film available and said it will be of special interest to farmers and ginneri. ber's successfully on Friday. Also arrested was Russell Smith, 25, of 713 Clark. Police said Smith was implicated by her. According to police, Mrs. Rhodes said the money received from a series of suspect checks Mississippi Police Rout Protestors was used to finance trips she J eerin S white - GRENADA, Miss. (AP) Steel-helmeted highway patrolmen, wielding billy clubs and gun butts, drove off some 300 the Grenada County Jail, as sheriff's deputies scattered 100 and Smith made to Southland dogracing track at West Memphis. Pending charges, the case is still under investigation by the sheriff's department. Nomu Is Dead SEATTLE, Wash. (AP)Namu, the gentle world-famed killer whale who became a motion picture star and a subject for many scientific studies, is dead. Ted Griffin, who bought the 4%-ton, 20-foot whale from two Namu, B.C., fishermen and brought him to Seattle for a marine attraction, said the friendly beast apparently drowned when he dove under a float at his waterfront pen and got caught in a net Saturday night. Griffin said Namu had been acting odd for a week or so. He said summer is the whale mating season and that the big mammal, which had to come up for air from time to time, may have been trying to escape when he became entangled. It was the first time a killer whale had been kept alive for .But civil rights leaders planned' new demonstrations today — a swim-in and a read-in modations in this town of 7,914, halfway between Jackson — the Mississippi capital — and Memphis, Tenn. The trials of some of the 43 civil rights workers jailed for staging a sitdown demonstration on a Grenada street come up today in city court, Many of the Negroes dispersed Sunday from the jail area had come on a sympathy march for the 43. Also scheduled today was a preliminary hearing for two white men arrested after shots struck near a federal official and two Others as they were about to go into a Negro church 4-Year-Old Innocent INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP)Which of something us has not become of which we were ashamed?" asked the Rev. George S. Nable, preaching at the annual novena of the Sisters of Mount Carmel Sunday night A 4-year-old boy replied, 'I haven't done anything." Father Noble said he would redirect his question to persons uy length tf Urn* in captivity. 13 yeari old and above. late Saturday night. A column of patrolmen, armed with shotguns, carbines and tear-gas grenades, were marched into one group of about 200 Negroes standing near the jail at dusk Sunday, The troopers were ordered to disperse the crowd after about 50 Negroes first refused to move from the jail house lawn, then shifted to a nearby spot where 150 Negroes were gathered. The 50 — the ones who staged the sympathy march — infiltrated the larger group as police brought up a bus to take them away. Patrolmen- clubbed to the ground and arrested one Negro man who fought back when the troopers moved in. When the first group had been scattered, the riot squad turned on another group of some 100 Negroes who were watching from a courthouse parking lot across the street. The bystanders were still being hit with billy clubs and rifle butts by highway patrolmen when county policemen were ordered to disperse the noisy crowd of whites. The whites fled and none was hit. The who actually rode in cars to the Earlier, Sheriff Suggs Ingram announced that the two white men arrested had been charged with attempted murder. Later he said his announcement "was premature." None of the three white men attacked was injured. The sheriff said the shots were fired at Henry Aaronson, 32, of Jackson, Miss., an attorney with the NAACP legal defense fund; James L. Draper, 51, of the Federal Community Relations Service; and Oliver Rosengart, 24, a New York University law school student. Sheriff Ingram declined to release the names of the arrested men until he completed his investigation. 50 sympathy marchers, jail from a church after refusing to accept a police permit for a parade, clustered on the lawn pf the new brick jail for 80 minutes before being told to luve. Head Start- Meets Set The advisory committees of the BIytheville School District Head Start units will meet on the following dates; Promised Land will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Promised Land School. Mrs. June Brooks is chairman. Franklin Head Start Center will meet Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. at Franklin School. Mrs. L. E. Cotton is chairman. Robinson will meet Wednetday night at. 7:30 p.m. at Robinson School. Mrs. Olivia Riley is chairman. All parents and interested citizens are invited. an apcompanying there was a large explosion when the Skyhawk went down. Communist ground fire mocked down an Air Force F4C Phantom over North Viet Nam Sunday, but the crewmen were •escued. Capts. Thomas P. Weeks, Jr., 33, of Moundville, Ala., and Frank J. Lennon, 35, of Pawtucket, R.I., bailed out a lalf mile off shore and were picked up with 20 minutes by an Air Force flying boat. Communist shore fire came within 10 to 20 feet of <Jie rescue plane, said its commander, Maj. Jesse J. Anderson, 40, of Shalimar, Fla. Guam-based B52s hit two tar- geits in South Viet Nam's central highlands near Pleiku 210 miles northwest of Saigon today; Communist withdrawal routes leading to Cambodia, and bunkers and fortifications in the la Drang Valley just north of the scene of the first big fight between U.S. and North Vietnam!Se forces last November, U.S and Vietnamese pilots flew 640 sorties in the South Sunday. American airmen, in 432 sorties, claimed possible kills of 32 Viet Cong, destroying or damaging more than 500 enemy mts and fortifications and sink- Bg 24 sampans. * * * In -scattered clashes in the northern provinces, the U.S. Marines reported killing 13 Viet Cong Sunday. In addition to the 238 Viet Cong reported killed in the bat- le near the Cambodian frontier, eight were captured by the American infantrymen. The ac:ion was part of Operation El faso, which began June 2. A spokesman said that a total of 54 Viet Cong had been killed, 37 captured and 188 weapons seized so far. U. S. military men declined to speculate whether the 2,000-man enemy force had taken refuge in Cambodia. The guerrillas of- "ered only light resistance Sunday after the failure of their ambush of a U. S. armored column Saturday. The 40 personnel carriers and eieht tanks went out on reconnaissance south of An Loc, 45 miles northwest of Saigon, after ntelligence located the 272nd /let Cong regiment in the thick orests. ... The Communists took the bait and hit the column from both sides as it rumbled along a dirt road. The Americans struck back swiftly. Helicopters flew in more in- 'antrymen who had been poised 'or the counterattack. U. S. artillery aimed its barrage on one side of the road, while planes flew nearly 100 air strikes against enemy positions on-the other side. Several 55-gallon ear-gas drums were dropped on the foe. / : ;n Infantrymen in the personnel carriers opened up with flame hrowers. The Viet Cong began pulling out toward the northwest, and a drenching monsoon rain ended he battle at night. ,VV U. S. casualties -were ^described as light. Four personnel carriers were reported knocked out and a tank damaged. •'•:; U. S. military sources said irisoners told them 800 North /ietnamese joined the 272nd Regiment two days before the ambush. Barbecue Anyone? SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) - r ust as a Tuscola County cock- ight was getting good, an air- ilane swooped down and its oudspeaker blared at the 66 shouting fans: "You're all under arrest." It didn't help for the rooster- ight fans to run, police said. Troopers dressed in camou- lage uniforms had infiltrated he wooded area 30 miles east of Saginaw several hours befoie the fight fans arrived. After Mayville Justice of the 'eace George Foster fined each if the men $26 for loitering at an illegal event, police were aced with the problem of what o do with 109 roosters confiscated in the raid. CB Club Meets BIytheville Citizens Band Club meet* tonight at 8 o'clock in he Dogwood Home Demonstration Club house. All persons who are interested in citizens band radio equipment art invited to attend. Candidates At Basselt Candidates for governor, congressman, prosecuting attorney, and circuit court judge are among the promised attractions at a "flsh fry-barbecue-rally" to he held Wednesday at Bassett Park at Bassett. R.E. Minor of the sponsoring Speck-Hughes American Legion Post No. 319 said eomiriiunsnts iave been received from gubernatorial candidates Dale Alford, irooks Hays, and Sam Boyce, with a tentative promise of attendance from Winthrop Rockefeller. Other candidates attending will be Lee Ward, a Congressional, candidate; Gerald Pearson and Ralph Wilson, both vying for the position of district prosecutor; and Todd Harrison, a candidate for circuit court judge. Minor said all admissions will be $1.50. Activities will begin at 12:30 Wednesday afternoon. Lions Offer Flag Service BIytheville Lions Club is offering a flag-flying service to homes and places of business. 'We now have 66 locations we're responsible for," Paul Hughes, chairman of the project said. The cost is $10 per year. For this, the Lions will see to it that a flag is flown in front of a subscribing location on each legal flag display day. The next one is Aug. 14—V.J. Day. :' All proceeds from the fee go to the Lion's sight conservation project. :.; During a year's tune, Hughes said, the flag will be displayed 10 times. BIytheville Man Killed FALLON, Nev. (API-Johnnie Culp, 34, of BIytheville, Ark., was killed Sunday when his tractor-trailer rig left U.S. 50 in a hairpin curve 65 miles east of here. The Highway Patrol said ,'the brakes apparently failed and the truck jacknifed. Officers said Culp was crushed in 'the wreckage. •• Weather Forecast!': Generally fair, hot and humid through Tuesday with isolated afternoon and nighttime thunderstorms. High today and Tuesday 96 to 104. Lows tonight 70 to 78. Ten percent probability today, tonight and Tuesday. Outlook Wednesday little change':

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