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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 30, 1966
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I- Pig* 52s Plaster Neutral Zone By ROBERT TUCKMAN | airborne units have been bat- <?ATrr>N (API Striking , n I'» n 8 the North Vietnamese divi- u * M u , • 7 gt .° sion in Operation Hastings just combat North Vietnamese mfil- south of < he demilitarizesd zone tration B52 jets bombed tar- sjnce Ju , y f Amaiem gets today in the demilitarized , Dokesman , ald , odav that tne ™ne at rhp 17th Parallel that k s P OKesman sala t oaa y mat me zone at tne mn rarauei mat is e q u j va ] en t of two communist ssrW-K is b ^tn^ b r e z^ad va agreement of 1954. Jt was the first such ordered American response there to the Communist flow southward. "From the amount of fire we received," a spokesman said, "the positions evidently were occupied." The spokesman said the eight- engine Stratofortresses from Guam 'hit an enemy ammuni- was put at 830. Allied casualties were said to be light. The spokesman said the North Vietnamese regulars are believed to be fleeing through the demilitarized zone toward a sanctuary in the nearby jungles of Laos or in North Viet Nam. The strike by the high-flying Stratoforts was preceded by a visual and photo reconnaissance tion dump, a weapons storage that showe ' d ]arge concen t ra . area, 26 known gun positions tjons of Commimist troops in the and extensive fortifications in the southern half of the six- zone, the spokesman said. ., .. ,. . ,. , , T Moderate to heavy anti-air- mile-wide zone which btanketa ^ fire ted the B52s . the border between North and] South Viet Nam, U.S. fighter-bombers twice loosed explosives over the zone last September in strikes that were officially described at the time as accidental and "clearly a departure from the rules." Bombing of a Ben Hai River bridge by night killed three persons on North Viet Nam's side. Later the South Vietnamese hamlet of Gia Linh was hit and The raid indicated the United States was inching closer to implementing a doctrine of "hot pursuit" in the demilitarized zone, which has previously been a sanctuary for infiltrators. There have been frequent. recent reports that ground troops have chased Communist soldiers into the zone, but no official spkesman has confirmed these reports. seven persons were reported . Allowing Thursday's heav- fj,, ri v |iest raids of the war against The U.S. B52 raid today North viet Nam > Air Force ' marked the first pre-planned raid against the neutral zone. The spokesman explained that the North Vietnamese 324th Division itarized Navy and Marine pilots blasted the north Friday with 42 missions, a number close to the pace that has now become about has been using the demil- av f!' age ', , , , , ,,,. d zone to infiltrate into! T1 7 struck target, from he Haiphong area south to the and Vietnamese I ENDS VISIT — Jimmy Stroud, superintendent of Memphis Union Mission, ends a week-long speaking engagement at Clear Lake Baptist Church with services tomorrow night. He'll be at Mississippi County Union Mission at 2:15 tomorrow afternoon. sighted none of the ground-to-air missiles which the Russians have provided North Viet Nam. One Navy jet was shot down in the raids over the north and the pilot was listed as missing. The loss was reported Friday just after it went down. The number of U.S. planes downed over North Viet Nam now stands at 312. In South Viet Nam, an Army helicopter was knocked down by ground fire Friday, but the crew escaped unhurt. The spokesman said that ground fighting Friday and early today was light and scattered. In the far north Marines on Operation Hastings had a sharp skirmish with a small force of North Vietnamese soldiers and reported killing eight. * * * Early today, the Viet Cong put harassing mortar and small ,arms fire on two small South j Vietnamese posts about 15 miles south of Saigon. The militia | force defending one post suf- yjootkeel VOeal — bu max itumt — Some Information seems to have appeared in some area newspapers about the proposed Bootheel Junior College that was incomplete. In reporting an area school superintendent's objection to the Junior College law in which local taxation can be levied to establish and support a junior college district, omitted was a large Pemiscot County landowner's answer. In his questioning of the school superintendent, he indicated he favored the law;; the taxation idea, and he didn't think that the taxes levied would prevent high school districts from raising taxes to acquire necessary elementary and secondary school financing. So there were, side by side, two opposing opinions — one from * high school superintendent and one from a sizeable landowner. Everyone in the Bootheel is entitled to his or her opinion on this proposal and it is well that it be throughly discussed before we go to the polls to vote on it. What everyone in the lower Bootheel should look at very critically is any move by Sikeston interests to circulate petitions in school districts in the Bootheel area calling for a vote on a super district to blanket the region from Scott County south to the stateline. The thinking 1 the lower Boot- heel is that is we are to be included in any junior colleg* dif- trict, it is better that we have one of our own. In the meantime the Bootheel Junior College steering committee is continuing to meet, acquire informaton, hear various opposing opinions, anc make plans toward presenting the whole thing factually in an election where ail voters wil' have the right to vote for or against it. VISITING HERE — Pvt. Donald R. Wtst, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley West of 602 N. Fifth, has recently completed basic training at Fort Polk, La. West spent a 14- day leave with his wife's family in Dell. He is married to the former Jeweldean Tucker of Dell. ered light casualties, but no me was hurt in the other action. In South Viet Nam, Air Force, *Javy, Marine and South Vietnamese pilots flew 788 strikes against Communist targets and n support of ground action. Pilots said that 267 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers were' probably killed in the •trikes and reported destroying ortifications, sampans, barges and supply areas. A recent visitor to Hanoi re- >orted that North Viet Nam is eceiving more supersonic MIG21 fighters from the Soviet Union. He could not say how many of the advanced models were being sent. He reported also the Communists are concerned by the almost total failure of the surface- o-air anti-aircraft missiles provided by the Soviet Union in irnging down U.S. planes. More than 400 of the 36-fool ong "flying telephone poles" lave been fired at U.S. planes, >ut the Americans have ac- mowledged loss of only 15 ulanes to the missiles. * * * On the political scene: Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko wound up a week-long stay in Japan during which he reiterated the Soviel stand against acting to end the war in Viet Nam unless asked to do so by North Viet Nam. Gromyko told a news conference Friday the Soviet Union : 'will continue to give more and more aid" to the Communist side in the conflict "because hey are fighting a just war." U.N. Secretary-General U Thant ended a visit to Moscow with the same answer from Soviet leaders there that Gromyko lad given the Japanese. Before took off for New York, Thant .old reporters that after his ;alks with Soviet Premier Alexel N. Kosygin, Communist party chief Leonid I. Brezhnev and other officials he is "increasingly convinced that the Viet Nam war will develop into a major war if the present trend continues." He reported no luck in his efforts to persuade the Russians to mediate the Viet Nam conflict. Although the Soviet Union has refused to endorse resumption of the 1954 Geneva Conference on Viet Nam, Communist Romania indicated Friday it believed the conference should be ailed again. In a note to the U.N. Security Council, Romania said "the examination of acts of war in Viet Nam is within the competence of the 1954 Geneva Conference on Indochna, the agreement of which must be strictly observed." In Beirut, Lebanon, the newspaper Al Hayat reported today that the Soviet Union had sent a request to most countries of the world for their views on the Viet Nam war. The newspaper quoted an unnamed Soviet diplomat as saying his country would formulate a new "decisive" policy on Viet Nam based on the results of the survey. The Soviet Embassy had no comment on the report, but Soviet diplomatic sources said they saw little prospect of any significant change in ther country's Vet Nam policy. CHURCH SPECTACULAR A pine-fringed hill near Palmyra in New York's Finger Lakes region is the site of an annual religious observance that in the 29 years since it began has become one of the world's most spectacular pageants. Thousands each year gather at the hill, called Cumorah, to see the story of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) re-created. Twenty-five stages were erected on the hi!!side and a cast of 430 assembled for this year's pageant, July 26-30. Spectacular scenes depict the fall of a civilization, Zara- hemia, which Mormons believe existed in America before Christ but was destroyed when its people drifted from the teachings of the Lord. Here, a victim is offered up in the human sacrifice scene. A fanfare of trumpets opens the Hilj Cumorah Pageant. The heralds are stationed on the hill where, according to Mormon belief, Joseph Smith, founder of the church,in 1823 discovered golden tablets buried by the Angel Moroni and recounting the history of the lost civilization. Missing U-2 Found n Boli va Daily Record World Deaths Weather ORURO, Bolivia (AP) — Boli- 'ian and U.S. officials probed he wreckage of a .plane in the u'lls of western Bolivia today or clinching evidence it was an American U2 reconnaissance jet hat strayed more than 3,000 miles from Florida with its pilot apparently unconscious. Officials said there Was lit- le doubt it was the missing plane. The jet plunged to earth Thursday afternoon, apparently rom a great height. Wreckage was strewn over a wide area. The pilot's body was found, bad- BBC Approved Blytheville Business College has been approved for educational programs for veterans and war orphans, the Veterans Administration in Little Rock has announced. Full information on educational benefits is available through the VA office in Little Rock. Undectedable Variation The sun produces energy so steadily that astronomers can not detect with certainty as much as one per cent variation in the total output. miles south of La Paz turned in papers identifying the pilot as Capt. Robert D. Hickman, 32, of Alexandria, La. The U.S. Defense Department had identified Hickman Thursday as the man at the controls of the high-flying U2 that failed to follow its intended course off the coast of Florida and flew on straight south. The plane took off Thursday morning on what a spokesman said was a routine mission from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. ly battered by the crash. Officials said farmers who found the wreckage west of this city near the Bolivian border with Peru and Chile and 140 To Convention Delegates from the local congregation of Jehovah's Witness;s will be among more than :2,000 attending the district convention in Mobile, Ala., Aug. 2428, according to Herbert L. Wight, presiding minister. Wight said Mobile's $10-milion dollar air conditioned municipal auditorium has been selected as :he convention site. The gathering will be the last of a series of 13 conventions being held throughout the United There was no word at what altitude Hickman was flying. The U2, with its wingspan of 80 feet and short body, has a capability of flying higher than 90,000 feet and travels at more than 500 miles an nour. Hickman, the father of six young children, was regularly stationed at the air base at Tucson, Ariz. He was assigned temporarily to Barksdale, a Strategic Air Command installation. U2 planes have been employed in aerial surveillance over Communist Cuba, but VENCE, France (AP) - Edward F. Gordon Craig, 94, actor, critic, author, and theatrical innovator generally credited with helping revolutionizing the modern theater, died Friday at his Riviera villa. Yesterday's high—93 Overnight low—74 Precipitation previous 24 haurt (to 7 a.m. today)—.05 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date-=3fc35 Sunset today—7:04 Sunrise tomorrow—5:09 This Date A Year Ago Yesterday's high—89 Overnight low—60 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—29.78 WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — Judge Louis W. Capelli, 72, a member of the Rhode Island Superior Court since 1944, and its presiding judge since 1959, died Friday. (AP)—William T.' Thomas, who helped develop a single-seat plane for the American forces in World War I, died Friday. Named for Him The destroyer Noa was named n honor of midshipman Loveman Noa of Chattanooga, Term, who was stabbed to death' i>y Filipino insurgents while scouting for smugglers of war contraband in 1901 on the island "si Samar. . . over VjOmrnumsL v^uua, uui The Pentagon said it assumed! few was no confirmation that .. ° . „„ was Hickman's mission. States and Canada this summer. I scene. the pilot lost consciousness, possibly from lack of oxygen, and the plane flew on under the guidance of the automatic pilot. The last reported radar contact with the plane was over Panama. The plane had fuel aboard to keep it aloft until mid- afternoon. To reach the spot where it crashed, the U2 apparently traveled about 3,200 miles on a straight-line course from Florida and presumably passed over Cuba, Colombia, Brazil and Ecuador, as well as Bolivia and Panama. The crash site is near the town of Llanquera in a remote area with few access roads. The Bolivian government sent search teams, accompanied by U.S. Embassy officials, to the was Hickman's mission. Police Chief Heisted RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A burglar with plenty of nerve borrowed a ladder, climbed through a window, took $21 and a revolver and escaped. The home was that of Maj. Philip P. Woodson, Richmond police inspector. BUDAPEST (AP) - Dr. Pal Jardanyi, 46, Hungarian composer and folk music researcher, died Friday night after a prolonged illness. Hodgepodge Answer to Previous Puzila ACROSS 1 Two-wheeled vehicle 5 Having peda! digits 9 Feminine name 10 Musical drama 12 Pertaining to the mind 13 Occupant 15 Sea eagle 16 Permit 18 Driving command 19 Lifetimes 21 Female saint (ab.) 22 Gift of charity 23 Pluck 25 Rich furs !7 Redactors tab.) 29 Ever (poet.) 30 Mouth part 31 English river 32 Strikes, as rain on a roof S6 Former Russian rulers 40 Nautical term 41 Assist . 43 Journey 44 Moths 45 Follower 46 Cretan mount 47 Keep in custody 50Expunger 53 Do military service 54 Scuba 55 Deceased 56 Health resorts DOWN 1 Kind of covered kettle 2 Craft 3 Narrow inlet 4 Relates 5 Wavered 6 Unclose (poet.) 7 Even (conlr.) 8 East Indian lizard 33 Agalloch wood 9 Combine 34 Tried 11 Anoint 35 Perch 12 Average (math.) 37 Gels up 14 Golfers' mounds 38 Horseman 17 Summer (Fr.) 39 Ship's mast 20 Lissome 42 Legal 32 Most dreadful documents 24 Singer, 48 Exist Adams 49 Yellow bugle 26 Encounter plant 28 Wrenched 51 Tear 32 Discharged an 52 Hawaiian obligation popper In modern usage, the t e r m, "blood money" is applied to the reward or bribe paid for giving up a criminal to justice. The Malacca Straits, which extend 485 miles between Malaya and Sumatra, are the world's longest straits. Radiation or radioactivity is the emission of very fast atomic particles or rays by the nu- clii of itonu, Declining Population The population of Nome Alaska, has been going in reverse since the gold mining stampede. From 20,000 in 1900, it has dropped to approximately 2, residents in 1960, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. (Read Courier News Classifieds) Services By FUNERAL HOME Integrity •*•••<>••** WISE BUY CLASSIFIED BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS

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