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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 12, 1967
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ftgt Two — BlythevilU (Ark.) Courier News - Tuesday, December 11,106T. OEO G By WILLIAM F. ARROGAST Associated Press Writer -WASHINGTON (AP) - Antipoverty boss Sargent Shriver has congressional authorization to '"spend $4.16 billion over two years— but his agency may wind up with far less money, The bill sent Monday to the While House represents the moSt money ever authorized for the' Office of Economic Opportunity, which Shriver deads, and marks the first time Congress has- extended the program for nTflile than one year. 'Sfil just after House passage orthe bill, a House Appropriations subcommittee recommended that only 51.612 billion be'jjrovided to fool the antipov- efiv bill in the first vear. cOm> pifed with the $1.98 billion authorized. Another $2.18 billion was au- tljoEzed for fiscal 1969 but because Congress only appropriates" on an annual basis, the qUeition of how much money actually will be available for the seifind year isn't at issue now. The full Appropriations Con> nilttee was expected to Uphold tijk~subcomniitlee cut at a meet' ing? today. The House appeared liEdv to go along wiffi it later in flffirday. .^The bill includes a corttrover- Wj<no ":l 3Uw ^TUESDAY. DECEMBER 12 6:00. SERENADE Me Memphis State University 1 Department of Music. Faculty member concert. «:30 WHAT'S NEW U. N. - INTEftPRfifEftS. A tour inside the United Nations Building. 7:00 ALL ABOARD Extra! Extra! Read All About It. 7:30 CHANNEL 10 TRAVELS Monument To A Dream. The story of the St. Louis Gateway Arch, one of the New Wonders of the world. 8:00 TOPIC: MEMPHIS CITY SCHOOLS Extra Ciirrictilar Activities: Pride and loyalty to their school is built up in students through these activities. Elementary Counselors: The psychologists at the Board of Education who work with emotionally disturbed children. *:30 GOODWYN INSTITUTE LECTURE SERIES The Himalayas. llustrated talk by Richard Maxson. 9:.3Q SMART SEWING "Dress. Achieving a custom look to create a special dress for important occasions. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13 3:00 ALL ABOARD I Saw A Saw Where I Looked For A Hammer. 3:30 TOPIC: MEMPHIS CITY SCHOOLS Extra Curricular Activities: Pride and loyalty to their school is built up in students through these activities. Elementary Counselors: The psychologists at the Board of Education who work with emotionally disturbed children, 4:00 WHAT'S NEW U. N. - COMMUNICATIONS. How the United Nations keeps in touch with its offices the world over. 4:30 THE CHALLENGE OF SPACE View of the Sky. Exploring man's changing view of the Universe. 5:00 THE RELIGIONS OF MAN The Two Branches of Buddhism. Dr. Smith will explain why, a century after Buddha's death, the need for a new interpretation of this teachings arose. 6:30 ECONOMICS A Way of Life, Incorporated. The agricultural sector of the U. S. economy. 8:00 SERENADE Festival of Music. A concert by the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, national music fraternity. «:30 WHAT'S NEW U. N. - COMMUNICATIONS, How the United Nations keeps in touch with its Offices the world over. 7:00 ALL ABOARD I Saw A Saw Where I Looked For A Hammer. 7:30 CHANNEL 10 TRAVELS People of Kolevu. 8:00 BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE The Rich and The Poor Nations will be discussed, 8:30 PUBLIC AFFAIRS International Magazine. A report on developments abroad, usually from five different countries. 1:30 THE CREATIVE PERSON The Puppets of Kinosuke. A visit with Kinosuke Takeds, Japanese puppeteer, showing! hit great dedication and ikill. | ets $4.6 sial provision giving local public officials control of the OEO's Community Action programs. + * * Opponents of the move say it will breed vote-buying and patronage in city halls, and Shriver has pledged to keep close watch on results of the change. Supporters of the antipoverty program, pinned tiieir hopes for more money on the Senate, where it has had a more sympathetic reception. Should the Senate approve full financing of ?1.98 billion, the outcome could be a compromise of about $1.78 i Billion billion. That's the minimum amount Shriver said would be needed to keep tde program at its present level. The authorization measure cleared the House On a 246-149 vote. Listed for it were 183 Democrats and 63 Republicans, Opposing it were 51 Democrats and 98 Republicans. The Senate passed it last Friday. Getting the antipoverty authorization bill to the President removed a big obstacle in the path of planned adjournment of Congress late this week. Daily : Weather U. S Weather Bureau Agricultural Service Reiser, Ark. .General Weather Features The low pressure center that brought Widespread rain to Arkansas has moved to Michigan. Reports are noted this morning in our charts of widespread stormy Weather over northeast' ern United States. A hew cold front is located this morning through central Missouri aiid southeast Kansas. This will move to northern Arkansas today. Another colfl front extends from South Dakota through Mort' tana. General ArgicUlture Weather — Wet weather Was general over the state yesterday. Precipitation amounts of Over an inch Were common With a few points receiving ttto to three inches of rain. Tills morning, skies are clear to partly cloudy. However the break in the wet Weather regime is very temporary. Another frontal system Is expected tb move Into northern Arkansas today. Rain will begin in extreme northern portions this afternoon. Indications this morning are that the front will stall as it moves across the state and widespread cloudiness and increasing rain will be the rule for Arkansas through Wednesday. These conditions will likely continue into Thursday in some parts of the lilate. This wet weather may be good news for hunters but all that news for hunters but about all that agriculture interests can do is resign themselves to acceptance of the conditions. Some rays of sunshine are offered in noting that small grains are a making good growth and winter pastures are providing good grazing for this time of the year. Yesterday's high— fil Overnight low' — 38 Precipitation previous 24 hours (to 7 a.m. toda-v) — .33 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date-^43.10 Sunset today — 4 :50 Sunrise tomorrow— 6:58 This Date A Vear Ago Testerday's high— 37 Overnight low— 32 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date— 45.96 Traffic Accidents Charges of hazardous driving were filed against Michael Craig, 17, of Route One, Box 26, after a car he was driving ran into a parked automobile belonging to Shirley Jones, 20, of 624 West Walnut on West Walnut near Seventh Street at 1:45 p.m. yesterday. No injuries Were reported. Mrs. Sanders Mrs. Gelounes Sanders, ,84, died last night at Doctors Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was the widow of the ate A. G. Sanders. She had lived in the Btytheville area the past 36 years. She leaves three sons, J. D. Sanders and Ott Sanders, both of BIytheville, and Marvin Sanders of North Little Rock; Two daughters, Mrs. Florence Jackson of Storm La'^e, Iowa, and Mrs. Sadie Williams of Toledo, Ohio; Two brothers, W. E. LOtt Sr. and John Lott, both of Blythe- vllle; Two sisters, Mrs. Jannie Moody, and Mrs. Eddie Crawford, both of BIytheville; Thirty - four grandchildren and 65 great - grandchildren. Services will be anno*nccd by Howard Funeral Service. No Thanks ROWLEY, Mass. (AP) - The lown's volunteer fire department held a raffle to get rid of its 18-year-old fire truck. Tickets were sold for $ 1 each. Police Chief Robert G. Hardy was the winner Friday, but he laid he doesn't want it and will ry to cell It. "On* department Is enough for me," he said. Record Markets Open High Low Last Chicago Wheat Dec. 144% 145% 144% 14o'/ 6 Mar. ISOVi 151 iSfM 150W> July 15414 164« 154% 154^ Chicago Soybeans Jan. 267% 268 267% 267% Mar. 272 272(4 271% 27i'/4 May 275% 275% 275(/z 2?5% New York Stocks Texas GS 133'/a Chrysler 55 T /e RCA . ...... 54% AT &T 49 7 /« fjaw >.. 87% Xerox 306% fjn 83 J /« Pan Attieric 23% Fflfd 53% W'holise 72V 8 (JS glee) 40(4 Curtis Pub . ...,. H'/4 Cornsat .' .,... 47'/s Airier Motors ,....,.. ISVs gears 56% Parke Davis .. . 26% Gen Elect • 9S'/s Beth Steel 31% Reynolds Tob 41 7 /s Standard NJ 63% Holiday Inn 54 Ark-La 34% Ark-Mo ....... (Bid) 10(4 Divco-Wayne 48 World Deaths WASHINGTON (AP) - Rear Adm. Joel W. Bunkley, 80, captain of the battleship California in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, died Sunday in Keesler Air Force Base Hospital, Biloxi, Miss. Adm. Bunkley was supervisor of New York Harbor when he retired in 1946. He Was graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1909. OMAHA, Neb. (AP —Earl M. Cozad Jr., 49, who made medical history by partially recovering after Hie left half of his cerebrum was removed two years ago, died Monday. Pysi- cians indicated he may have died of a recurrence of the brain cancer which necessitated the surgery Dec. 7, 1965. Circles Plan Meetings Circle One of New Bethel Baptist Church will meet at 6 p.m. tonight in the home of Mrs. Luella Spears. Circle Two will meet Wednes : day in the home of Mrs. L. B. Scott at 6:30 p.m. and Circle Three will meet Thursday in the home of Mrs. Reno Kimbrough at 6 p.m. The M. V. B. A. district meeting will be held Friday at New Bethel. The morning session Will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the evening session will be at 7 p.m. The Goodwill Club will sponsor a singing program Sunday. Guests will be The Supreme Angels of Puxico, Mo., Silver Bells of Armorel, BIytheville Arrows and the Rogers Singers from the Prince of Peace Church. Mrs. Hannah Mrs. Gladys Hannah, 64, wife of Waller Hannah of Luxora, died yesterday in Memphis Baptist Hospital. Born in Missouri, she liad resided in the county since 1924. She was » member of the Assembly of God Church. In addition to her husband, she leaves one son, Ordell Hannah of Luxora; Pour grandchildren and three great - grandchildren. Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Luxora Assembly of God Church, Rev. John Atwood officiating. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery near Zelma, Mo., with Cobb funeral Home in charge. ATTORNEYS (Continued froin Page One) istration Hospital at Little Rock. He said Stone had testified in a deposition and would testify again in court that he was "personally present in the sheriff's office on more than one occasion when he observed the defendant sheriff, justice of the Peace Rufus Morgan Jr. and Mr. Morgan's brother, with I 1 /, sheriff's receipt books and the justice of the peace transcripts before them, carefully and systematically falsifying the latter documents." Morgan's brother wasn't otherwise identified. Neither of the two are parties to the suit against Hawkins, The justice of the peace transcripts were introduced as evidence Monday after Comity and Probate Clerk Jack Bland of MorKlton identified them as official county records. Also identified as official rec ; ords and adhiitted as evidence were the general ledger in which the transcripts are recorded, the county treasurer's receipt books Slid the general ledger in which the receipts are recorded. County Treasurer Jifti Hays Huett, also Of Morfiltfln, the only Other witness called Monday, identified the receipt books ahd ledger as official documents. Arnold said that if stone's health wouldn't permit Him to come to Marrilton Thursday, he would ask the court to hear his testimony in His hdspitai room. He said three of the witnesses who would testify about, bonds they posted were George R.' Isoh Sr., 44, of Little Rock, a pipefitter; Lewis M. Weir, 29, of Russellville, owner of a Mof> rilton restaurant, and James DaBald Williams, 40, of Atkins, a furniture dotripany employe. T'he suit requires no punishment fef. Hawkins if he is found guilty of misappropriation, -tie WoUld be required ohly to repay the amount he had converted to his own use. Criminal action could be brought only by the arosecuting attorney andw the Conway County Grand Jury. If the plaintiffs are able to arove this Week that there should be ah accounting of the dOunty's funds, Steel will recess the trial for 30 days to give Hawkins and his attorneys time to prepare it. If, when the trial resumes, they are unable to account for ail the money, each side will be given time in which to prepare and file briefs. COUNCIL (Continued from Page One) cilmen, D. N. Morris, Ed Teaford, Garner Hobbins and R. E. Prewitt, have retained Attorneys Oscar Fendler of BIythe- ville and Janies E. Hyatt Jr. of Osceola to represent them. Although the suit, filed for William Windel Stoval of Osceola, asked for a hearing by Dec. 14, no date for it has, as yet, been set. Chancery Court convenes Dec. 18. * * * What was discussed during the executive session? Apparently nothing extremely secretive. The council decided to give a Week's Salary to all city em- ployes as a Christmas bonus, the Courier's informant said. They also discussed a Settlement to be made with the estate of the late George Pollock Jr., a consulting engineer hired by the city tb study the city's long-range elecric power plans. * * * During the regular council session, City Clerk E. H. Stephens informed the council he had certified the signatures on petitions calling for a referendum to determine whether Osceola should honor its contract to purchase electric power from Southwest Power Administration or seek a termination of that can- tract and deal with Arkansas Power and Light Company. The petitions contain signatures amounting to the required 15 percent of the qualified electors who voted in the last election, Stephens said. It was now up to them, the council was told, to set * date for the referendum. The pro-APfcL faction of the council countered by hiving * motion made by Alderman D. N. Morris to appoint a committee of three to, In effect, make sure the petitions do, In fact, contain the required number of signatures; to ascertain whether it is legal to put the question before the voters; and .0 establish a date for the vote f It is, in the committee's opin- on, legal. Appointed to the committee was Ed Chisenhall, Ed Ttaford VIETNAM (Continued from Page One) have stuck mainly to hit-and- run attacks except along the borders of Cambodia and Laos, where shorter supply lines enable them to make more large- scale assaults. A pattern of widespread sma A pattern of widespread srhSll skirmishes was repeated in today's war communique from U.S. headquarters. Air action in the north was again hampered by mbnsodh rains, but some improvement permitted 101. combat missions, the largest nufn* her in three weeks. Percy, frequently mentioned Ss a possible Republican presidential candidate, had some time to spare after a visit to a resettlement village and asked the pilot of his chartered whits helicopter to give him a look at Dakson, near the Cambodian horder, where the Viet Cong massacred an estimated 200 MontagHara tribesmen last week, The senator said He hafl asked that he be given no military escort fdf any of his field trips and the thought of art attack 'never really occurred to me," "We circled the village five 6r six times," Perdy said," there seenied to be no sign of life 60 we took the Chopper inV' Leaving Mrs. Percy in the helicopter with the pilflt, and two crewmen, the rest of the party got out and walked about 75 or 100 j'Srds Into the Vllll|e. (WUnlSt forces during the 50 min- PerSy h»d a .5f!-caliber snug-1 utes before their helicopter re- nosed revolver and Dennis | turned With afi escort of armed Smith, a U.S. refugee official, carried a rifle. The attack broke just as Per- CARMICHAEL (Continued ffBffl Page One) "dramatized the tact that this country is pretty defenceless ta prelect melt" against activities of this nSUre. A Supreme Court decision 6tt passports earlier this year left the state Department without the power ta seek criffiuial penalties for Unauthorized visits to countries to which travel had been restricted. Katzenbach said that although Carmichael's passport has been officially revoked "no penalty today can be applied to him for the fact that he visited Hanoi." Sens. Herman S. falmadge, D-Ga., and. Frank E. Moss, v- Utah, called in Congress for prosecution of CarmichSel under oilier laws. When Cafmiehael arrived at Kennedy airport his supporters chanted "Mau, MSU! Mau, Maul" Among those greeting him was Charles Kenyatta, head of the Harlem group known as the Mail Mau. Together they drove to the Harlem branch of the YMCA where Carmichael met with H. Rap BroWn, his successor as head of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Carmichael refused to talk ta newsmen, saying only that He "felt good." He had been out of the country since last July wheh he started the trip with a Visit to England. Later, when Carmichael was in Fidel Castro's CUba calling for "urban guerrilla warfare within the United States," the British Home Office barred him from any return to England. During his subsequent visit to North Vietnam Carmichael said the Uniled States was "the greatest destroyer of humanity." He also made stops in Algeria, Guinea, France and Sweden. cy was emerging from one of the bunkers in which many of the Montagnard tribesmen were | trapped in the Viet Cong raid ' Dec. 5. The helicopter flew Mrs, Percy to nearby Song Be and returned within 20 minutes, escorted by four or five other copters. 'That thing took off so fast we didn't have time to fasten our seat belts," the senator said. Accompanying Percy, his wife and Smith were Scott Cohen, Percy's foreign affairs ad- Visorj £red Ward of Look maga* ine, and Kenneth Schmid, a friend of the seftator from Chicago. Queried By newsmen, a U.S. EnibaSSy spakesman said sortie- one will prehably discuss Percy's future schedule with him atid the possibility df a security escort, 'hut he is a sinatar and he has (He right tft go where he wants." Mrs. Percy Said When the first fflflftaf reund landed and the helicopter taek off With her, "I grabbed the phatagraphic equipment and papers lying on the floor of the hjlidopter and the crewman grabbed H&ld of me. We took off straight over the trees and flew to Song Be (about three miles away) to get help." "our problem was we didn't now where the fire was coming fraffli" said the senator," We were ifl amang the unburned thatched huts bedause we wanted ta get out efthe cleared area, whidh was the bUfned 6Ut area, "The five of US Spread ar«und. stiatt took tie flank, i took one sedtof oVef Hefe. We WSfe jUSt Watfihing for any type of movement." Percy said his first tfiaught was hew to operate the fevaiver he had, "I kept shouting to Dennis, 'Is the safety on or off?' tie kept shouting something I couldn't hear and finally 1 determined there was no safety on it." * * •Hie group saia despite the firing, they saw none of the flom- and R. E. Prewitt. * + + In other matters, the council opened bids oil eonstfudtion of an eight-Stall T-hangar for the Osceola municipal airpart. Low bidder was Phillips Construction Company of Osceola with a base price of $15,640. Phillips presented as art alternate an additional $4,155 for constructing the hangar with a concrete floor. The coundil decided to negotiate with Phillips on ths price of the concrete floor and finalize financing the project. Prewitt told the council that an Osceola bank has agreed to handle the financing, letting hangar rentals retire the loan. The council also voted to spend $8,250 to purchase a 3,000 kilovolt ampere transformer to beef up a city substation serving American Greetings Corpor- ition. The used transformer will have a new transformer guarantee and will give the substation a basic 5,500 kva capacity, assuring the substation won't be overloaded perhaps through 1970. The city also took the first step toward obtaining a new municipal swimming pool at Florida Park. They unanimously passed a resolution that the :lty apply for federal assistance to build the pool. < Army choppers. "Dennis Smith was magnifU cent," said Percy. "He directed US out (of the open area). When the mortars came in I started off toward ttie jungle. He directed me the right way." Outwardly calm, Percy told of his narrow escape at a rtews conference. His clothes were muddied frort his crawl. "I've learned after living with him for 15 years that life is never dull around him," Said Mrs. Percy. During World War n, Percy efilisted In 1943 as an apprentice SeahiaB and was honorably discharged two years later with the rank of lieutenant. He re< delved an admiral's commeflda- tion for supervision of naval ordhaHde training Units at the U.S. Naval Air Statian in Ala- rtieda, Calif. Elsewhere in the war, Communist forces kept up their attack on U.S. troops around Saigon today heavily shelling a unit of the 25th Infantry Divl sion in night bivouac positions along Hie southern edge of War Zone p. The 25th Division infantrymen, who were hit 25 miles northwest of Saigon, countered with a Steady stream of mortar, artillery and machine-gun fire across open rice paddies. ^Weeping the battlefield at dawft, the Americans found the badies of 39 Communist troops, some of Kieni North Vietnamese regulars and others Viet Cang. All were carrying automatic weapons, a tr.s. officer at the scene said. American casualties Were only six wounded, a spokesman said, despite the 180-raund Com- fflunist barrage, because the attack Was not Well coordinated and the Americans wefe well dug in. The attacking force was estimated at about 150 men. In the same area Monday, 25tH Division troops reported killing 10 enemy, and on Sunday a Communist battalion was cut 16 pieces in an attack oh a U.S, 1st Division artillery base 5(1 miles north of Saigon. Meanwhile, south of Saigon on Sunday 15 Communists and 7 Amer- killed e««my attacks on ttiree U.S. Army positions about 3 miles sauth of the capital. Adtion also flared Monday below the Demilitaried Zone, and today U.S. B52 bombers dropped tons of bombs on North Vietnamese buildup areas in the northern half of the zone. Meanwhile. U.S. Marines worked to complete new artillery bases to guard against Communist thrusts along South Vietnam's northern frontier. Associated Press correspondent John Lengel reported from the frontier outpost of Gio Lin[) that the Marines and South Vietnamese forces are maneuvering in preparation for the building of the barbed wire and electronic "McNamara Wall" along the border and to give Hie South Vietnamese a bigger share in the defense of the frontier. A regiment of South Vietnamese infantry already is deployed along the western edge of the DM with U.S. M16 rifles newly issued to them. Swift Ship The fastest time ever recorded for a day's run by a sailing ship is said to have been made by the American .clipper . ship, "Lightning," in 1854 when it covered 437 miles in 24 hoUfs. 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