The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 2, 1967 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 2, 1967
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62—NO. 221 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS (72315) SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1967 10 PAGES 10 CENTS CYPRUS Makarios, Cabinet Stall Cyprus Plan DIVIDED ISLAND—What seemed to be .President Makarios began to resist the plan, the end of a long-standing deadlock is still Diplomats say no end is in sight as they in question. After Greece and Turkey agreed work on the stalemate. to a solution to the island's problems, Cypriot Fulbright, Freeman to Hear Cries Raised On Farm Plight By GERALD MILLER Associated Press Writer NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP U.S. presidential envoy Cyrus Vance worked urgently today to overcome the Cyprus governments opposition to ttie accord to keep Greece and Turkey from war over the island. But signs grew that Cypriot President Makarios, backed by his Cabinet, was raising unexpectedly strong resistance to the plan already agreed on by Greece and Turkey. Thinking his work done, Vance had flown as far toward home as Frankfurt, West Germany, but turned back to the Mediterranean Friday after learning of a last-minute snag on the plan, U.S. sources said. He met with Makarios for three hours, until 2 a.m. today, and then resumed the talks at 9:30. Two hours later, U.S. Ambassador Taylor Belcher, his face set and unsmiling, hurried from tbe presidential palace to the U.S. Embassy and back and indicated no break in the stalemate was in eight. Asked by newsmen about An Osceola attorney has fired off an appeal to the secretary of agriculture and a Mississippi County business leader yester- Both men are-concerned with,old reality, the economic fallout which is I Fulbright is to meet with var- due to two consecutive agricultural bombs. ious interested persons at Osceola Junior High Schools aud- day said "500 farmers ought to | Crops in both 1966 and 67! itorium at 4:30 Tuesday, follow- show up in Osceola Tuesday to were below' average and this j n g a noontime appearance in discuss this situation with Senator Fulbright. years cotton crop was much nearer a new myth than an Fulbright Asks FHA Cha nge Senator J. W. Fulbright told j much of Arkansas, the United States Senate yes-1 Fulbright pointed out that in terday that the farmer and the. August, 24 Arkansas counties small businessman who serves . mre made el 'g' ble £or emer ' gency loans by the FHA. "But since that time, he stated, "cotton farmers have and depends on the farmer are in poor fiscal health and need help. | In a speech on the Senate 1 floor, Fulbright said he has asked the Farmers Home Administration and the Small Business Administration to give every possible assistance to these two groups (farmers and small businessmen). In addition, Fulbright said, he and Senator John Sparkman (D-Ala) are working on special i early freeze which destroyed cotton still in the fields. "This situation is compounded by the fact that many of these same farmers bad losses on their 1966 crops. These farmers need help and local businessmen, who have extended credit in anticipation of a good cropin 1967, also need help. "Consequently, I have urged Blytheville and a quick stop in Luxora. "We want to tell the story of these two crop years to the Senator," Bob McKinnon, Manila business leader, said yesterday. McKinnon, like Osceola Attorney Bill Alexander who wrote Orville Freeman, is expected to seek relief from Farmers Home Adminislration farm loan regulations. Fulbright is not unaware of the problems (see story below . Alexander, who continues to be mentioned as a candidate for the First Congressional District post being vacated next year by E. C. Gathings, argued in his letter to Freeman that "our farmers should not have had additional losses caused by to taste bankruptcy before eli- legislation which will permit the I t!le Secretary of Agriculture FHA to make three-year loans : and the a[im i n i s t r ator of tbe to farmers. "Senator Sparkman and I are joining in the introduction of special legislation to improve the ability of the Farmers Small Business Administration to give every possible assistance to farmers and small busi nessmen in the affected counties. gibility for a disaster loan is extended. It would be better, Alexander said, "to relax the 'go broke first requirement so that the farmers can meet current obligations with disaster loans, retain their good credit standing and continue to operate without being forced to the brink of bankruptcy. Alexander went on to point out that "there are many solvent farmers with good credit experience who are in desperate need of assistance. FHA makes loans when normal credit is not available, Home Administration to make | Fulbright did not m e n t i o n ! Alexander said, and therefore longer term loans to farmers, Fulbright stated. Need for this approach, he emphasized, is obvious in the "disasterous weather conditions, which have seriously cripples the farming effort over when he and Sparkman will introduce their new legislation. The Arkansas Senator will be in Mississippi County Tuesday, "tiie farmer must be near bankruptcy before he can secure assistance. Alexander asked for an speaking at a meeting of the amendment to the FHA legisla- combined civic clubs at noon at! tion to "ease this restriction for Holiday Inn. disaster loans. prospects of a successful windup, he replied: "I cant give you a clue. I wish I could. He said talks would continue beyond lunch. During the resumed talks this morning, Greek Cypriot school children left their classrooms with flags and placards to demonstrate for enosis—union of Cyprus with Greece. At 1:45 p.m., Vance left Makarios for a break of several hours. He refused to say what was blocking agreement and only commented, "We have had further discussions and will begin again at 6. Greek Cypriot sources said Makarios was sticking to his original demand that there be complete demilitarization of the island. This means that in addition to the withdrawal of all non-Cypriot forces on the island —Greek and Turkish soldiers here without sanction — the legal contingents of 950 Greek and 650 Turkish soldiers must go as well. Although Vance would not re- veai what was causing the holdup, diplomatic sources at the United Nations in New York indicated Makarios had upset the peace package by seeking to place his own interpretation on its terms. The archbishop was reported to have gone along with the settlement worked out by Vance and others earlier in the week, then suddenly backed down. The main point of the Vance proposals—withdrawal of the estimated 12,000 Greek troops on the island—is widely regarded by the Greek Cypriot public as a surrender to Turkish demands and a betrayal fay Greeces military dictatorship of the ideal of enosis. Makarios is said to cepted the withdraw! abut is I balking at several other points unless he gets an unconditional I integrity and sovereignty either guarantee that Turkey will nev-i from the U.N. Security Council er again threaten a Cyprus invasion. Turkey said it was utterly determined not to give this on the grounds that it has a legal right under the 1960 accords that set up Cyprus as a republic to intervene if necessary to protect the Turkish-Cypriot minority. One report said that the problem involved a Cypriot demand or from the Big Four—the United States, Britain, France and the Soviet Union. Makarios also was known to oppose the provisions in the peace agreement that require a reduction in the Cypriot National Guardand an extension of tbe powers of the U.N. peace keeping force on the island. The U.N. representatives of for guarantees for its territorial 1 Greece, Turkey and Cyprus scaled down the importance ol the snags, but Vances unexpected return to the island gave the situation urgency. "I am still hopeful, lie said on arrival. The developments stalled a peace appeal that U.N. Secretary General U Thant planned to issue as a face-saving device in order to make the settlement go down more easily in Greece. The peace package now speci- See CYPRUS on Page 2 It Beats Me: Vandals, Dictated Jet's Move Not Safety, By HERB WIGHT Courier News Managing Editor CORRECTION: Last week this column was told that the reason the jet trainer at Walker Park now is sitting on the ground is that "it was lowered for the benefit of the little peo- The plane was installed, this column was told, so that the kids of Blytheville and nearby areas could have something to play on and the plane was lowered so it would be more in keeping with its oroginal pur- pose. But it's just not so. Nobody (officially, anyhow) lowered the plane. It (ell or was torn down. Another line of criticism came from a city official and an official connected with federal | programs being administered in the city. "You made it sound like the Jaycees were the only ones that had anything to do with putting that airplane in the park," they said. In fact, the column last Sat- B-52s Hit Reds in DMZ By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP)—American B52 Stratofortresses unloaded 150,000 pounds of bombs over the demilitarized zone today to! between U.S. and Communist troops below the DMZ. The eight-engine bombers blasted suspected Communist troop concentrations four miles northeast of the U.S. Marine counter possible fresh North | outpost at Con Thien in a follow- Vietnamese thrusts after the I up of a B52 raid Thursday on second straight day of clashes | Red troop and artillery positions Dateline December 2 ~ Army Surrenders In Smith Case SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Army has surrendered in its battle to hold on to.a draftee who spent 18 months of his mil-, itary hitch at home with his Brownsville, Joiner Hit By Burglers A thief or thieves made off with about $125 in cash from the burglary of a Texaco service station at Joiner during the night. No further information is currently available and th* case Is mder taveitifiUoa, wife, some of the time earning $130 a week at a job. The Army announced Friday that Pfc. Joe A. Smith, 23, of i, Calif., would be released from active duty probably next week. At the same time the announcement was made by the 6th Army, U.S. District Judge Robert C. Peckham was issuing a show-cause order for the Army to explain why Smith should not be discharged. The judge laughed when he heard about the release. Like all the other draftees, Smith received 30 days leave at tbt tod el hit bun triiniag M Ft. Hood, Tex., in November | 1965. He went to his Sacramento j Valley home to await orders. Smith w a i t e d.. .a n d waited.. .and waited. No orders. Finally, he took a $130-a- week logging job with Sillen Bros. Inc., at nearby Yuba City to support himself and his wife, Glenda, 23. He waited a year and a half. All the while, the Army sent Mrs. Smith a monthly allotment check of ?95.20-and in Smith's name they sent an $18.50 U.S. savings bond every three months. But he didn't get his private's pay because he wasn't fM AftMy M PI* I _ LONDON (AP) — Pointing an accusing finger at the United States for its war against the Communists in Vietnam has led the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation into financial shoals. Three directors of the foundation have resigned after a disagreement over the best way to resolve financial difficulties brought on by expenses of its so-called international war crimes tribunal. The foundation also has found it necessary to cut off aid to the Vietnam Solidarity Campaign and remove its office from foundation premises in London. The Vietnam Solidarity Campaign has been active in anti-American demonstrations, including one at the U. S. Embassy Oct. 22 in which 38 policemen were injured. # ' CHICAGO (AP) - The heads of U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and the International Atomic Energy Agency called today for a nonproliferation treaty to prohibit the acquisition of nuclear weapons by additional countries. Their pleas highlighted the 25th anniversary observance of the world's first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction at the University of Chicago—a two-day event attended by several hundred leading nuclear scientists. . Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg, chairman of the AEC, said a nonproliferation treaty plus effective safeguards against diverting nuclear fuel to bomb production are essential. # CLEVELAND (AP) - With the temperature dropping well below freezing, thousands of residents of Cleveland's Hough area were still without heat today, more than 20 hours after a water main break forced suspension of gas service. Some 200 East Ohio Gas Co. employes worked to restore service. The 76-year-old water main at East 70th Street and Hough Avenue burst at 4 a.m. Friday, flooding some spots as much as two feet deep. A large section of pavement disappeared into a 40-by-SO foot hole that developed at that point. WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Thomas J. Dodd has asked the U. S. Pistrict Court for • summary judgment in his f2 million libel and conspiracy suit against columnists Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson. The motion, filed Friday by Dodd's attorney, John P. Sonnett, has been scheduled for a Dec. 12 hearing by Judge Alexander Holtzoff. Sonnett contended tvidenc* already dt> Mlopd Bilmi • Mil uaojcMurjr. _____ _ six miles north of Con Thien. The latest clash along the frontier came Friday when North Vietnamese troops opened up on a column of U.S. Marine amphibious tractors 5'/2 miles east of the artillery base at Gio Linh. The Communists slammed 50 rounds from 60mm mortars into the column along with machine gun and small arms fire, killing one Marine and wounding 13. The Marines fought back with artillery and mortars, and the Navy destroyer Leary in the Tonkin Gulf off North Vietnam joined in blasting the Communist positions. The Navy said the Leary knocked out several Communist mortars. There was no report on Communist casualties. The Marine amphibious tractors came under fire while they trundled along the South China Sea coast about two miles south of the DMZ. Other Marine units, meanwhile, reported uncovering 14 more Communist bodies from a four-hour battle Thursday some two miles north-northeast of the outpost of Con Thien and only 200 yards south of the buffer one. In Thursday's action, the Marines charged through a savage barrage of enemy machine gun urday did not say the JC's haj anything to do with the jet but it sounds that way because JC President Ted Johnston was quoted as to what happened to lie plane and why. Johnston was quoted becausa he is president of an organization that contains members of a now-defunct civic group who DID have something to do with putting the plane in the park. (We'll call them the "Unmentionables" since many JC's wince at having year old history recounted.) The "Unmentionables" ars the fellows that paid the cash and donated their efforts to get the Air Force to give the city an airplane (at least that's what some of the old "Unmentionables" say). The jet was dedicated to the city May 20, 1967, so now it's up to the city to decide what to do with the jet. Police Chief George Ford — a lover of airplanes and straight Sec WIGHT on Page 2 and mortar fire to drive North Vietnamese troops from bunkers. The finding of the 14 bodies raised io 40 the number of enemy killed in this battle, headquarters said. Marine casualties were put at 15 dead and 51 wounded. The Marines also reported capturing 17 individual I and nine crew-served weapons plus one 60mm mortar, 1,0001 rounds of small-arms ammuni-! Petitions now are being sign- tion and 111 rounds of 82mm ] ed to form another BIythevilla Paving District Being Formed mortar. street improvement district. New action flared briefly near! The district wi " P ave P arts ° f Dak To in the central highlands I Firsl ' Second, Franklin, Mis- scene of a three-week battle , souri ' Moultrie, Magnolia, Har- that ended Thanksgiving Dayi din . Pecan and a " of the Cres ' when U.S. paratroopers cap- ccnt Drlves (a " of which slreel " lured Hill 875. ' "* "" "' : "" "~ 1 U.S. Headquarters said Communist gunners poured mortars and heavy artillery rockets into an artillery base nine miles west-northwest of Dak To which supports paratroopers of the U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade. One American was killed and 10 wounded in the three-hour barrage Friday night. The attack began with 82mm mortar fire interspersed with a heavier caliber fire estimated to be 120mm mortar or 122mm rocket rounds, the U.S. Command said. U.S. units countered with mortars, artillery, helicopter See VIETNAM on Page 2 Freak Accident Kills Osceolan A 27-year-old State Highway Department employe was ratal- s' burned at Osceola yesterday about noon when a container used for melting asphalt road surfacing exploded. The accident occurred at the highway department maintenance yard, and the victim, Identified as Olen Wayne Turner, died in the emergency room | of Memphis Methodist Hospital, where he was taken by ambulance from Swift Funeral Home. Services for Turner, a native of Luxora, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Osceola Church J Ito Lord JMUJ Ctjriii, Rtv, Walter Tidwell and Rev. N. W. Wilbanks officiating. Burial will be in Ermen Cemetery with Swift in charge. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ann Powell Turner of Osceola; One son, Thomas Wyatt Turner of the home; One daughter, Shelly Ann Turner, also of the home; His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Olen Turner of Osceola; One brother, Paul Turner of Osceola; And five sisters, Mrs. Oleta Panncll, Mrs. Patricia Ray, Mrs. Bell Massey, and the Misses Bobbie Jean and Marie Turner, all of OsceoU, are east of the Frisco Railroad). A map of the district may be seen at Beckham Moving and Storage Co., at Second and Moultrie. Petitions also will be available there. A petition will be delivered for those caling PO 31557. ELECTED — Jack Robinson has been named chairman of the Mississippi County Boy Scout District. Nick Rose is vice chairman and Major Kent Brown is district commissioner. iiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiniiimiiinHiiiiiiininiiiiniiiii Weather Forecast Clear to partly cloudy tonight and Sunday. Cooler tonight anil not much change Sunday. Low tonight near 30 northwest arid in tht 30s elsewhere.

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