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*'.!• iBJS :•- jti BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62—NO. 100 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS (72815) TUESDAY, JULY 12,196$ TIN CINTS 14 PAGES Y.C. HAVE BAGGED 290 U.S. PLANES By ROBERT TUCKMAN ' SAIGON, South Viet. Nam (AP) - U.S; fliers tangled with two MIG21s and eluded a barrage of missiles over North Viet Nam during bombing raids on missile, radar and fuel sites, the U.S. command reported today. In a day of furious air activity Monday, one missile site was destroyed and two oil installations and a radar site bombed, a spokesman said. Carrier planes pounced on some 200 barges and junks and pilots reported destroying or damaging 59 of them. The U.S. command announced the loss of an F105 Thunderchief to Communist groundfire Monday. The pilot bailed out but he could not be rescued because of heavy antiaircraft fire and is listed as missing, a spokesman laid. U.S. headquarters also announced that a Navy F8 Crusader went down 40 miles northeast of Haiphong today and that the pilot was rescued. It was not known whether the plane crashed because of mechanical failure or was shot down, a spokesman said. A military spokesman said 286 U.S. planes had been lost to enemy action over North Viet Nam through last Thursday. With at least four more planes lost since then, the unofficial total now stands at 290 since the bombing began Feb. 7, 1965. Disclosing U.S. helicopter losses for the first time, the American command said 179 had been the victims of enemy fire, including three in North Viet Nam. The latter presumably were on missions to rescue downed American airmen. A U.S. spokesman said the figures losses did not include helicopters and planes destroyed on the ground when the Communists shelled airfields. Ground action in South Viet Nam continued in a lull. A U.S. military spokesman describee the situation as "very quiet in the last 24-hour period." South Vietnamese army headquarters reported a sweep in the environs of Saigon by 1,000 rangers and regional forces Monday killed at least 40 Vie Cong. Another 40 to 50 enemy bodies may have been carried away by the retreating enemy forces, a spokesman said. The seven-hour clearing action took place in swamplands within five miles of the capital and was aimed at forestalling a reprisal attack on South Viet Nam's major oil depot. South Vietnamese casualties were reported light. The threat of political turmoil returned to the Viet Nam scene with a new call for the boycot of the September constituent assemby elections. The call amounting to a declaration o; war on the military govern ment, was made by radical ele ments of some of the country's major religious and political roups. '...'..' Forming .an "all-religion cit- zens group," the splinter elements demanded "the immedi- te formation of a provisional evolutionary civilian government supported by the people." iThe movement was spearheaded by dissident elements of be Unified Buddhist Church and the Roman Catholic 3mrch. It was soon joined by adical members of other religious and political groups. Air activity continued to dom- nate the war. U.S. B52s bombers kept up their double dose of Truck Tag Sales Slump It may be the fierce heat, bu for whatever reason Mississipp County truck owners aren't buy ing their new state licenses as they should. "We have extra help in the office to handle truck tag sales but the truck owners aren' showing up," State Revenue In spector Otis Austin said this morning. Truck owners have until thi first of August to purchase tag without a penalty. At that time they'll have to pay a $3 penalty Each ten days makes the li cense more expensive by an ad ditional $3. This penalty on pen alty goes on until the cost of thi license is doubled. "Right now, there's no watt Ing in line. We're ready to d more business now. It will b easier than later this m o n t' when all these ronp'e are goin to want licenses at the sanu lime," Austin said. daily bombing in South Viet Nam, pounding suspected Viet Cong concentrations two miles apart in the central highlands 55 miles west of the coastal city of Tuy Hoa. U.S. and South Vietnamese pilots flew 741 sorties in . the South Monday. The American fliers in 439 sorties reported killing 27 Viet Cong, hitting 325 enemy structures and sinking 10 sampans. About a third of the Vietnamese flights involved flare drops to light up night operations. The two MIGs, latest and fast est models in the small North Vietnamese air force, attacked Seek Workers For Centers Applications are Being taken or office and field persyaael who will staff nearly a dozen community centers for the Office of Economic Opportunity. "We will be opening these community centers during the summer months and we will POLITICAL COURSE BEGINS Fifteen enrollees wil Ibegin an "Action Course in Practical Politics" Thursday at 6:45 a.m. at the Rustic Inn. The group, most of whose members are Blytheville businessmen, hold such Thursday breakfast sesisons for the next eight weeks. The course is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. All sessions will be conducted as seminars, according to Chamber Executive Vice President Jada McGuire. Topics will include: The Individual in Politics; The Political Precinct; The Political Campaign; Political Party Organization; Political Clubs; The Political Leader's problems; Political Meetings; and Businessmen in Politics. Enrollees are Dan M. Burge, discussion leader; Bill Bracey, Bob Dennis, Russell Farr, T. E. Geeslin, Max Hefley, Ed Hoi- stead, Paul Hughes; Col. William G. Ivey, Charles McFall, Bert Phillips, Marvin Razer, Bill Stovall. Jr., King Tetley and Bill Tomlinson. MeGuire said the Chamber plans to reoeat the eight-week course in the fall. "If enough demand exists, we can start a new 15-student section at any time," he added. Enrollment charge for the eight-week course is $3. There are no further charges, McGuire said, all materials being furnished by the Chamber. C. of C. Drive In Last Phase Solicitors for the Chamber of Commerce industrial fund drive have secured $105,615 in cash for the purchase of a 151-acre industrial park site east of the city, according to R. A. Porter and E. M. Regenold, co-chairmen of the drive. Porter and Regenold said a crash program will be launched this week to solicit the remaining $45,000 necessary to purchase the property. "Some firms have not yet been called on." Porter said. •We hope to have little trouble in collecting this balance, hut time is short. We need to own this land so as to give us a sales argument for attracting industry." give preference to those job ap- picants who live in the community where their center is located," R. W. Raines, of the county OEO office, said this morning. Pay rates ranges from $120 to $350 a month. The first such community center has opened in Manila. Other offices which will be put into action will be located af BIytbeville, Number Nine, Manila, Leachville, Dyess, Reiser, Birdsong, Joiner, Wilson, Osceola and Luxora. These centers will implement the programs of OEO at the community evel. Personnel in the centers will be in close contact with the projects and the people affected by them in their respective communities. Applicants who are interested in clerical work in the centers should write to Office Economic Opportunity, Attention: R. W. Raines, 215 Chickasawba, Blytheville, Ark. the Air Force F105 Thundei 1 - hiefs 35 miles northwest of Hanoi following a U.S. strike against a radar site. Col. Aaron H. Bowman, 44, of ladras, Ore., reported that one WIG pilot fired two air-to-air missiles at his flight of Thun- derchiefs. He said the missiles missed and the MIGs fled. It was the second time in five days that Thunderchief s were attacked by MIG21s firing air- o-air missiles. U.S. Air Force pilots reported evading seven surface-to-air missiles over the North Monday. An Air Force spokesman aid five were fired from sites near Hanoi and all exploded out if range of the U.S. panes. The U.S. command announced hat American ground forces lave killed 1,816 Communist roops and captured 194 during our major operations still un- ler way in scattered parts of he country. The largest, the 1st Infantry Division's Operation El Paso, near the Cambodian border, reported 855 Viet Cong killed and 37 captured since the action got under way northwest of Sai ;on June 2. , The three other operations jegan at various times dating jack to March 25. Elsewhere in South Viet Nam Monday, only scattered skirmishes were reported. U.S. Navy Secretary Paul H Nitze, on a six-day inspection visit, said the U.S. Marines'had extended their tactical area from about eight square miles when he visited the country 1 months ago to about 1,000 square miles. Nitze told newsmen in Scrap Paper Is Sought Members of the Chickasaw Young Men's Club will begin collecting scrap paper Friday night to raise money for the club's mental retardation project. Drive chairman Jimmy Austin asked homeowners to leave old newspapers, magazines, anc all other scrap paper on their front porches or steps each Friday night between 5 and 9 for collection. All paper collected will be trucked to Memphis once each month for sale, Austin said. Austin said the Chickasaw club has been in touch with national, state, and local associations for assistance to the mentally retarded. "We are developing a comprehensive program and the scrap paper drive is one means of financing it," he said. He said those interested it additional information shouk call PO 3-4514. Rights Suits Hits Crowfordsville WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawsuit to end racial segrega tion in the Crawfordsville, Ark., schools has been filed by the Justice Department. Atty. Gen. Nicholas Katzen bach said Monday that the suit was brought under the Civi Rights Act of 1964. The department said the school district had been notified of a complaint but had failed to adjust the conditions charge! in the complaint. The suit was filed in U. S District Court in Jonesboro last Friday, Katzenbach said. The defendants named in the suit are the school district, its superintendent and the school board, the department Hid, See VIET NAM Page 14 EVERYTHING'S A-LOUSY — Boots, pet of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Batten, firs.t thought he'd made a break-through on the heat frontier this morning. Boots enjoys luxuriating in front of his masters' air conditioner when the masters are home and when he's allowed in the house. Evidently figuring that such a wonderful machine must produce cool air from both ends, Boots this morning hopped atop the unit .in .search of that cooling breeze. He remained there only a few moments. Temperatures here were headed toward the third conscutive day of 100 or more. (Courier News Photo) Queens Put Down High-Riding Mini-Skirt By THEODORE A. EDIGER MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) There are buzzings of a miniskirt rebellion among owners of the world's loveliest legs. Most of the 57 girls vying for the Miss Universe crown put their foot down on the short, short skirt. Some stand up for it. Still others skirt the issue. The skirts came in for discussion during rehearsal breaks for Wednesday night's semifinals of the beauty contest. The finals are Saturday night. Carol Whiteman of England, a country where the well- above- the.knee skirt is riding high, said she has one but can't decide whether to wear it. "I am tiny and it would make me look tinier." grinned the 5- foot3 supermarket clerk from Southampton. Latin-American beauties are in the vanguard of the mini-revolt. "You have to be carefd how to sit down," commented Miss Chile, Stella Dunnage, 20. daughter of British parents. The blue-eyed honey blonde added : "It (the mini-skirt) is antiesthetic. You look too short on top, and below that you look short, and then there are long legs." Miss Panama. Dionisia Broce, was emphatic: "I wouldn't wear it if every other girl in the world wore it. You should hide your knees, which on most women are ugly." Miss Korea. Yoon Quee-Young opined: "It is not so good." She wouldn't say why, just giggled. Miss Guyana, Umbela Van Sluytman, commented: "It looks lovely on girls who have long legs, but not short girls." One of the longest-legged, 5- foot-8 Lynn Carol de Jager of South Africa, voted yes: "If it's new, I'll like it. Anything comfortable."- The shortest of this year's Miss Universe set, Lesbia Murrieta, who represents free Cuba, said: "It isn't elegant. If you want to show your legs, wear shorts." Miss Japan, Atsumi Ikeno, said, It's nice for those who look good in it. I wear one once in a while because I'm a fashion model." But Miss Ireland, Gladys Waller, said I like it on young girls but not on me." She's 21. Nonviolent Rights Effort King Declares a 'War' on Chicago CHICAGO (AP) - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has declared a nonviolent war on Chicago and Mayor Richard J. Daley. King announced a "nonviolent assault" on the city and Daley after a two-hour meeting with Daley Monday. The meeting was "very disappointing," said King, chairman of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. "We are demanding, not begging," he told newsmen. "Our (the Negro) vote can and will be the balance of power. "I do not think that the mayor understands the'depth or dimension of the problem. If nothing is done, we are inviting a social disaster." Daley told newsrnen: "We asked them (or their solution. They did not have any. All they could do was recite problems." But another civil rights leader said King and Daley were "closer than ever before because of the meeting." Dr. Edwin Berry, director of the Chicago Urban League, said the meeting "is the beginning of a concerted campaign." * * * "The mayor called on us to help him make Chicago an open city after Dr. King had called on the mayor for an open city," he said in an interview. "The mayor said he could agree with the demands we made almost unanimously. The mayor didn't agree with everything, however. There were no (formal) agreements. But Dr. King impressed the mayor very much, "Mayor Daley said he would work hard on the employment problems'. The difference is how long it takes and how satisfied we are expected to be with small gains at a slow pace." King said the specific demands he made were for a civilian review board to hear citizen complaints against policemen and immediate action to eliminate slums. » * * Daley refused to consider a civilian review board, King said, because Police Supt. 0. W. Wilson is against it. In response to the slum elimination demand, King quoted Daley as saying, "There are things already going on." Daley told newsmen the city already has extensive antislum program! and that ha expecti to eliminate all slums in Chicago by the end of 1967. After a massive rally in Soldier Field Sunday, King led a march to City Hall where he taped a list of demands on the door. Police estimated more than 50,000 persons, most of them Negro, heard King's speech al the rally. Mother Sells Blood While Tots Die S MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Three 'oung children died in an oven- lot parked car while their mother was making a $10 a pint bood donation at a medical supply house. Police said the children died either of suffocation or beat stroke. The car's windows were rolled up. Geraldine Luke found her children's bodies when she re- ;urned to the car. The lab had >een unexpectedly busy Monday and she had to wait for more ;han two hours, police said. They estimated the children, ranging in age from 18 months !o 4% years, were In the car about three hours. .... . The temperature outside'the car was about 90 degrees.but . police estimated the temperature inside the car might havt reached 130 degrees. Gemini 10 To Fly Soon CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) — With their doube-rendezvous and space-walk launching only six days away, the Gemini "10 astronauts and their launch crews today start two days of rocket and spacecraft tests. Navy Cmdr. John W. Young and Air Force Maj. Michael Collins planned to suit up today and climb into their space ship while ground crews conducted a two-rocket countdown rehearsal. ~ . The rockets involved are an Atlans-Agena, which is to boost the Agena into orbit as a target satellite at 4:41 p.m. EOT next Monday, and a Titan 2, which'is to hoist Gemini 10 into space at 6:21 p.m. EDT. The astronauts will be back in the spacecraft Wednesday — this time in street clothes — to participate .in a simulated flight and practice several emergency procedures and key cements of the planned three-day flight. The first afternoon launching was dictated by the position of another Agena, which the astronauts hope to rendezvous with on the second full day o! their flight. That Agena was left in space last March after the Gemini 8 flight. They are to use the Agena's powerful engine to place them in a position to rendezvous with Agena 8. Collins is to step out side the spacecraft on a 50-foot lifeline and use a jet gun to move over to the Agena 8. He is to remove one micrometeorite detection package and attach another for later astronauts to retrieve. That will be the second of two 55-minute working periods Collins plan outside. EARTHQUAKE KILLS TWELVE ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP)-A destructive earfiiquake was recorded early today in Turkey's eastern province of Mush, the national radio reported. Twelve deaths were reported. The broadcast said the quake appeared to have centered in ihe region of Varto, a township some 125 miles west of the Iranian border. It shook all villages in the region. The 12 dead were recorded in the village of Bagici, which was reported destroyed. Ten persons were injured. Heavy destruction was also reported in more than 50 other villages. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinimiiiinniiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiniiiiniiiii Weather Forecast Generally fair and hot througl Wednesday with a chance of late afternoon thundershowers. Higl today and Wednesday 100 to 105 Lows tonight 68 to 78. Probability of rain 10 percent today and Wednesday. Outlook Thurs day little change. $6 Million Suit Filed PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) The wife of millionaire industrial heir Russell A. Firestone Jr. 7 has filed suit for $6 million' against Time, Inc., over a story that appeared in Life magazine; Mary Alice Firestone, whose suit was filed Monday in Circuit Court, asked $3 million in actual damages and $3 million in punitive damages. The suit alleged that "injurious photographs and quotations" were published in a Life story on snooping by priyafo detectives. ''•;: Mrs. Firestone is suing her husband for separate mainet- nance and child custody. He has filed a counteraction for divorce. >•<•••::

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