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Fin Fourteen - Blvthevllle (Art.) Courier News - Tuesday, July tt, MM Secretary McNamara Soys BOMBING HASN'T SOFTENED REDS WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara says air strikes against North Vietnamese oil storage depots have had no noticeable effect thus far on Communist infiltration into the South. And he warned the Communists that stepped-up infiltration could bring an increase in U.S. air raids. At a news conference Monday, McNamara said it is too early to determine if U.S. bombings of oil storage facilities near Hanoi and Haiphong have reduced the movement of men and equipment into South Viet Nam. '"We have not been able ta notice any effect on movement so far," he added. On June 29, the day of the initial strikes against the depots, McNamara had said "there is no question but what these attacks will make it far more difficult and far more costly for the North to continue the infiltration." In answer to a question Monday, the secretary said "I don't believe we have approached a limit to the use of airpower over North Viet Nam. As they increase the movement or as they attempt to increase the movement of men and material it may be necessary for us to further increase our air effort there." McNamara said, without mentioning a specific figure, that he expects an increase in the 280,000-man U.S. force in Viet Nam before the end of the year. And he said the United States is producing air munitions at such a rapid pace that he is ordering a $l-billion cutback in production. He also traced again the previously announced reduction of $4.5 billion .in the cost of operating the nation's military services during fiscal 1966. In other deveslopments: Rep. Melvin R. Laird, R-Wis., said McNamara's report of savings was an attempt to evade a study of defense policies. The chairman of the House Republican Conference added in a statement that there is a danger the United States is not preparing itself militarily for the future. Thirteen congressmen returned from a Viet Nam lour and immediately reported t« President Johnson that they, have no doubt the United States is winning the war, although there can be no quick solution. Sen. Wayne Morse, D-Ore., said if U. S. air attacks being increased aid from China and the Soviet Union to North Vjet Nam "our privileged sanctuaries in Thailand, the Philippines, Okinawa, Japan, not to mention Hawaii and the continental United States, could be privileged no longer." . McNamara reiterated at the news conference his weekend statement that "we do not look for a short war." "We see no signs that North Viet Nam is willing to proceed to negotiate a reasonable settlement, nor do we see any signs .that they lack the will to continue their aggression in the South." he said. "So, while being cautiously optimistic I want to caution against translating that into a belief that there will be an early termination of the hostilities. I don't believe there will,be," he told the newsmen. In announcing the cutback in production of air munitions, the defense chief said within a year the United States will have an air ordnance inventory of 500,000 tons. He said, however, the reduction will not eliminate the need for a supplemental appropriation from Congress, although he said its size has not been determined. . . "These actions which we are taking today," McNamara said, "are designed to avoid wasteful accumulation of excessive inventories such as the il2-bi'iUon .surplus of ammunition and equipment with which we ended the Korean War." The White House listed 13 House members, nine Democrats and. four Republicans, as .giving Johnson a briefing Monday night on what they found during their Viet Nam tour. One member . of the group, Rep. Roman C. Pucinski, D-I11., told newsmen "there is no question of winning the war. It's a question of when we'll win it." Rep. Hastings Keith, R-Mass., reported troops in Viet Nam have everything they need in the way of supplies and that their morale is high. Another Republican, Rep. John B. Anderson of Illinois., laid "we're optimistic, but, as it has been said, and rightly so, ? it's a guarded optimism." Rep. John M. Murphy, D-N.Y., was asked if the group thought enough was being done in seeking peace talks "I think we'va done about everything we can and the President is continuing to do that," he replied. < Other congressmen listed by the White House as having made the trip were Reps. Gale Schisler, D-I11.; Edward J. Gurney, R-Fla.; John J. Gilligan. D- Ohio; Teno Roncalio. D-Wyo; Thomas C. McGrath Jr., D- N.J.; William D. Hathaway, D- Maine; Tim Lee Carter, R-Ky.; BasilL. Whitener, D-N.C, and Robert B Duncan, D-Ore. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — President Mohamed Ayub Khan, who ousted his pro-pe- king foreign minister last month, announced today he is dropping his Western-oriented finance minister. The brief announcement said Finance Minister Mohammed Shoiab "will be relinquishing his cabinet post Aug. 25 to join the Shoiab "will be relinquishing his Cabinet post Aug. 25 to join the World Bank as an adviser." Ayub announced last month that Foreign Minister Z. A. Bhutto was giving up his post because of his health. .There was speculation that the president dropped the two ministers to avoid the appearance of being too closely committed to either the United States or Red China. SYDNEY, Australia (AP) VIET NAM (Continued from Page One) Nang, one of the major Marine bases, that the Navy is still considering reactivating one of its mothballed battleships for duty in Vietnamese waters but added that the cost and the' huge crew needed probaby would kill the proposal. He said smaller ships of the U.S. 7th Fleet and Navy attack jets are providing effective fire support for ground units. Back in Washington from talks in Hawaii with Adm. U.S. Grant Sharp, the U.S. commander in the Pacific, Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara said no perceptible effect on North Vietnamese military movements southward had been noted since the United States began bombing the oil depots, including the key installations near Hanoi and Haiphong. He said it was "much too early" to make a judgment on the bombings but "we believe we are gaining" in the war generally. Markets Open High Low Last Chicago Wheat July 186 189 186 187% Sept. 191 192% 190% 191% Dec. 198 198% 196 197% Chicago Soybeans July 362 362% 360 360 Aug. 357% 357% 354 357 Sept. 335% 335% 335% 335% New York Stocks Texas GS 103% .Chrysler 40% •RCA 50% AT&T 56% Dow •.. 69% JCerox 256 GM 85 Pan Amer 72% Ford , 48V 4 Westinghouse 54% U. S. Steei 43% Curtis Pub 60 Comsat 55% American Motors 10% Sears 55% Parke Davis 3414 Gen. Elect 107% Beth. Steel 32 Reynolds Tob 38 Standard NJ 70% Holiday Inn 42% Ark-La 45% ,1-Ark-Mo 13% dvco-WayiM 32 A 19-year-old youth who said "unless I did something out of the ordinary I would remain a nobody all my life" was ordered today to stan trial for the shooting of Labor Party Leader Arthur A. Calwell. Detective Brian Ballard told the court the youth, Peter Raymond Kogan, told him: "I did not agree with Mr. Calwell's lolitics, and that made it easy :o shoot him." Calwell was shot at while sit- ing in his car several weeks ago after addressing 1 an election rally on the outskirts of Sydney. It was believed at the time that Calwell, who received superficial injuries on the face, had been cut by flying glass. He testified today that a doctor had removed a bullet fragment from his chin. CHARLOTTETOWN, P. E. I. (AP) — Two delayed elections in Prince Edward Island Monday night made Liberal Party Leader Alex Campbell the youngest man ever elected premier of a Canadian Province. He is 32. Campbell's party won two more seats in the provincial legislature Monday, giving him a 17-15 edge over Premier Walter R. Shaw's Progressive Conservative party. •HAVE YOU SEEN THE GENE?—Looking like a cross between a flying saucer and a piece of modern, sculpture, this giant model of a single gene was exhibited to physicians at a medical conference in Chicago. The model is more than a quarter of a million times life-size. Arkansas News Briefs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) H. K. Thatcher, executive vice president of the Ouachita River Valley Association, was honored Monday night for his 35 years of service to the organization. Sen. John L. McClellan, D- Ark., delivered the principal address at the testimonial. Thatcher, of Camden, has served as the association's contact man in Washington for 35 years. Also appearing at the testimonial were five of the six candidates for Congress from the 4th District. John Harris Jones of Pine Bluff was unable AFUIO Rais Airlines POTGIETERSRUS, South Africa (AP) — Twenty-five Africans were killed Monday night when a train hit the bus in which they were traveling at a level crossing. Another 28 Africans in the bus were injured, three of them critically. Fourteen passengers in the bus escaped injury. Collision occurred 180 miles northeast of Johannesburg. Rice Crop to Increase WASHINGTON (AP) - Arkansas' 1966 rice crop was estimated Monday at 19,393,00 hundredweight by the Agriculture Department. The department's first rice crop estimate of the season compared to 18,662,000 produced in the state last year. An increase in acreage allotment apparently accounted for the expected production increase since the department estimated the yield to tumble from 4,300 pounds to 3,100 pounds pr acre. Arkansas farmers planted 473,0 acres of rice, the department estimated. It was an increase of 39,00 acres over 1965. The department, giving no estimate of yield or production, forecast the state's soybean acreage at 3,447,000 acres, an increase of 258,000 acres over last year. The final winter wheat crop estimate showed an increase of 1.3 million bushels over the June estimate. The department placed the state's crop at 11,517,00 bushels. The increase came in an increase in estimated yield from 9 bushels an acre to 33 bushels an acre. NORTHLAKE, 111. (API-Development of a telephone that can be used to query a computer over existing telephone lines and obtain an immediate voice response has been announced by Automatic Eleotria Co. By STEPHEN M. AUG [that has halted 60 per cent of WASHINGTON (AP) - The AFL-CIO International Association of Machinists today accused the five airlines shutdown by a strike of overestimating by at least $25 million the cost to ihem of a settlement proposed by the union. Joseph W. Ramsey, IAM vice president and chief negotiator for the union, said there was no indication of any "give" in the management's stand at this time. He added that the union was ready to make compromises on proposals but would not take one cent less than its previous request. "We have stated our minimum and plan to make no departure from it," he said. Ramsey's reference to a compromise offer had to do with the union's proposal that employes required to have licenses be given a premium of 10 cents an I the nation's air transportation and is costing the airline industry and labor about $8 million a day. But while file strike goes on, nonstruck airlines, bus lines and railroads are reporting booming business. And from Capitol Hill have come calls for new legislation to prevent future transportation tieups and demands for compulsory arbitration. There still are eight major national issues — wages being hour for each license. The negotiations recessed Monday afternoon to permit the unions, at the request of Asst. Secretary of Labor James J. Reynolds, to provide statistical data as to the cost to the airlines of the union's minimum request for higher wages and various working benefits. Ramsey, on returning to the negotiating rooms today, said that the union statistics indicated that the airline estimate of $114 million was at least $25 million too high. Ramsey noted that the airlines had said they probably would be unable to reach an agreement this week because of the union stand. He said, There is not much to be encouraged about at the moment." Reynolds conferred separately with the union officials and with representatives of the five airlines closed down by the IAM strike — Eastern, National, Northwest, Trans World and United. Reynolds, a veteran negotiator in railroad and shipping strikes, told the Associated Press in advance of the resumption of negotiations today: There's been very little Drogress. The positions of the parties are very fixed at the moment." But lie said also "the important thing is that the parties live up to their responsibilities and make their own decisions. We're doing everything to help them meet their resnnnp"-'"""" '•> hemselves, to the public, to abor and management." i Reynolds was discussing "•« ./abor Department's part in mediating ths five-day-old disputf nal 30 cents an hour increase to 44 to 48 cents, the figure recommended by a presidential emergency board that looked into the situation. The union has stood on its original request for a 53- cent-an- hour increase. . The struck lines are Eastern, National, Northwest, Trans World and United. They agreed last August to bargain jointly with the union. Three others with employes; Horst said the same problem exists with Pan American World Airways, where the TWU also represents 12,000 workers. However, no strike date has been set against Pan Am. A settlement of the current Machinists strike would undoubtedly reopen the TWU talks, Horst said. On Capitol Hill, Sen. Frank J. Lausche, D-Ohio, introduced I represented by the machinists | 'legisation that would authorize - Braniff, Continental and; a five-member presidential Northeast - t have not been ; commission to investigate fu- the principal problem — and 38 local issues unresolved. ?vlaiul_y, the AFL-CIO International A'S- socialion of Machinists is asking for a greater share in the prosperity that has fallen to the airlines in the past year or two. "After all these years when they have accepted substandard conditions, airline employes are entitled to a better deal," said Joseph W. Ramsey, vice president of the union and its chief negotiator. The airlines have increased j American and that no negotia- their wage offer from the origi-1 tins are scheduled. t s truck. They did not enter the agreement. Other nonstruck airlines have j contracts with mechanics represented by the AFL-CIO Transport Workers Union. The TWU has voted to strike ture transportation industry contract deadlocks and make settlement recommendations. Rep. Sam M. Gibbons, D-Fla., said the strike might result in "almost irresistable demands in American July 27, in the same . Congress for sharper teeth in sort of dispute as the Machin- the National Railway Labor ists have with the other air-! Act." Under this act a 30-day icooling-off period is provided the report of a presi- emergency board and a lines. James Horst, executive vice president of the TWU, said it reprssents 12,000 employes at ' w ° rk . stoppage Gibbons is a LITTLE GIRL, BIG PLANE—When four-year-old Nadine Dake, a native of Nauru Island, was injured by a falling tree branch the Royal Australian Air Force came to the rescue with a rush. The little girl, who had a fractured spine and leg, was put aboard a Hercules transport and flown to Brisbane, 18 air hours away. Section Officer Pamela Bell, left, got an assist from Sgt. E. D. Ellen as the little girl was sped from the tiny island to a hospital with the proper eauipmtnt to «*r« for btt injury. member of the House Labor Committee. The unstruck airlines have been trying to cope with increased business and, in line with a ruling by the Civil Aeronautics Board, some have increased the number and frequency of flights. Business is booming at the railroads, also. A Pennsylvania Railroad spokesman at Chicago said "practically all of our trains are full out of Chicago. The phones have been ringing right off the hook. We have all the ticket sellers we can get our hands on and long lines at the station. We weren't prepared to cope with this." Spokesmen for other railroads reported brisk business. A Santa Fe official said "every piece of equipment is in service." And, at this time of year, many railroads are running passenger trains at capacity, anyway. In other developments, Eastern Air Lines said that starting at the close of business today it is putting on leave without pay about 12,000 nonstriking em- ployes. The company said its 12 top corporate officers now are working without pay and all officers will work without pay after today. The computer is connected to telephone central office switching equipment through a data set. Once the connection is made by dialing, a question is asked the computer by tapping out a series of digits on pushbuttons. In the case of the credit inquiry, the sales clerk would enter the account numb*. to attend because of a prior commitment to speak at Pine Bluff. PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP) Howard Varvill, 51, of Paragould was killed and two persons injured .Monday in a two-car collision here. Police said Varvill's son; Johnny, 22, driver of the car, and Mrs. Adele Gashon, 69, of Tucson, Ariz., were hospitalized. WASHINGTON (AP) - The Office of Education has approved a $19,317 grant for Arkansas State Teachers College at Conway and a $19,050 grant for Ouachita Baptist University at Arkadelphia. The grants will be used to strengthen the graduate education programs for elementary and secondary schools. WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John L. McClellan, D—Ark., announced Monday approval of a $48,288 Office of Economic Op^ portunity grant to be used to continue the antipoverty program in. Ouachita County WYNNE, Ark. (AP) Voters here decide today the fate of a $2.5 million bond issue to finance construction of an industrial air conditioning equipment plant. The plant, for Halstead Mitchell Corp., would employ about 400 persons. Daily Record Weather U. S. Weather Bureau Agricultural service Reiser, Ark. Persistance is a word used to describe a weather event that recurrs with great regularity. It surely describes the hot, humid, rainless conditions in Arkansas. It is likely to remain with us into the foreseeable future. Some isolated showers did build up over the state yesterday but they served no purpose in cooling temperatures of replenishing soil moisture. Yesterday's highs hit 100 degrees or more at 23 out of 30 reporting stations and the same hot temperatures will be with us today. Overnight lows were in the 70s but Harrison reported an uncomfortable minimum of 80 degrees. The probability of helpful rain continues at low levels. In addition to the stress conditions exerted on the crops in the Delta even fruit trees in the north west are beginning to show the effects of the extender dry spell. Supplemental irrigation may have to be initiated in these orchards if possible. Tomorrow's five-day forecast will give a clue to weather into the weekend. But as of now the prospects for beneficial rains look dim. Yesterday's high—102 Overnight low—78 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—29.38 Sunset today—7:15 Sunrise tomorrow—4:57 This Date A Year Ago Yesterday's high—87 Precipitation previous 24 hours (to 7 a.m. today)—none Overnight low—65 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—27.51 World Deaths HOLLYWOOD (AP)- Sy Devore, 57, noted Hollywood's men's clothier, died Monday of a heart attack. Devore's customers ranged from President Johnson to many film stars. TOKYO (AP)- Dr< Taisetsu Suzuki, 95, Japan's foremost authority on Zen Buddhism and a widely read author on the subject, died Tuesday. ARLINGTON, Va. (AP)- J. (Jonathan) Duff Reed, 73, an explorer who accompanied Adm. Richard E. Eyrd on his 1926 expedition to the North Pole, died Monday of a heart ailment. After World War I he was active in ths import-export business in New York City. He was born in Louisville, Ky. HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) The Rev. Lloyd F. Worley, 70, superintendent of the New Haven District of the Methodist Church from 1931 to 1940, died Sunday. Traffic Accidents A car driven by Linda Jane Aporte of Route 2, Blytheville, was involved in an accident yesterday with a parked car belonging to Mrs. James Barksdale of 118 W. Kentucky. The accident took place on South Broadway. Miss Aporte was charged with driving while intoxicated and Mrs. Barksdale with improper parking. Cars driven by George Moore of 409 Patterson and D. C. Miller of Chaffee, Mo., were involved in an accident yesterday on West Cherry. No charges were placed. Where's the Fire? Service station fire, 6th Lumerate, 4 a.m., today. and Flobman: TV's Victim LOS ANGELES (AP) - The postwar babies have grown into a flabby generations of Americans, puffed by the easy life, and stooped by lengthy television vigils. That's the opinion of athletic trainers George Sullivan of the University of Nebraska and Wiliam Newe of Purdue Univer- sty, at the 43ro annual Amer- can Physical Therapy Association meeting here. "They're too fat," Sullivan said Monday of Americans born in 1945, 1946 and 1947. "Youngsters use power mowers to mow the lawn, ride bicycles almost as soon as they've learned to walk, and then, of course, graduate to cars and motor bikes," Newell said. Both men said television was the single largest factor in bad posture, called "TV slump." "They get round shoulderf and curvature of the spine from "They get round shoulders and curvature of the spine from sitting in front of television like this," Sullivan said, demonstrating a slumped position with most of the body weight on the back of the neck. Since 1785 The Times of ton- don has devoted page 1 to advertisements. However, ads now will go to pages 2 and 3. •••••••••t Service* By FUNERAL HOME MRS. JUANITA BOYEXT, 1 p.m., Monday, Cot* Chapel.

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