The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1967 · Page 2
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?age"Tw> - BlytheviUe (Ark.) Courier News - Saturday, December 23. 1967 LBJ WIGHT (Continued from Page One) l»i flours and bounded on. In "Rome, a Vatican spokesman indicated the President .»"*• ' • was'"coming but declined to say the \isil was a certainly. Pope Paul had issued a fresh callWday for the United States;™' ^ • . ._; , !.!.._ M^,.(l, \?«t lOt Uhtll. (Continued ii-om Page One) ner and casts very little light.'' WJ(W "It benls me why H a r d 1 n [ Street between Highway 61 and j to suspend bombing North Vietnam;- and for the Communists "to -give a sign of serious will for peace.'.' Reports from Rome and—Washington said Johnson waifled to.explain personally to Pope Paul why the United States is pursuing its course in Vietnam. At Cam Ranh Bay—site of a bustling new harbor on the South China Sea and one of the most secure U.S. bases in South Vietnam—the President told 2.500 fighting men they are discharging U.S. responsibilities in Asia "with blood and sweat an>' bravery." ••It's not the shortest route bao'k to the White House," he told them, "but because it is almost Christinas and because my spirit would be here with you anyway, I had to corne. "I wish I could have brought yotj something more than just street, they fixed some the driveways so steep that most cars cannot go over them without dragging, and some cars cannot at all. It beats me why, when the city Improves one thing, they have to mess up something else." — Name Withheld by Request. • "I noticed recently that the police department banned parking on the railroad side of Third Street between Walnut and Ash. I was told that restriction was imposed so the city could maintain fire lanes in the downtown areas as required by the Arkansas Inspection and Rating Bureau. "If this fire lane requirement is necessary, as I was told, then why isn't it necessary in all of the downtown area? There is one merchant who owns a furniture store at First and people feel in you back home." The President added that he brought "the assurance of what you have fought to achieve: The enemy cannot win now in Vietnam. He can harass, he can terrorize, he can inflict casualties, while taking far greater losses himself. But he cannot win. You have seen to that." This Christmas, he said, "comes a time for testing for mir country. This time it is a test of will: Whether we have the vision and the steady hand to see us through a grave challenge to freedom." that parks his trucks and car in a area that is already painted yellow. "It is almost impossible for two cars to pass on this street with those trucks parked there. It beats me how they expect to get a fire truck through if needed. Does this man have connections at city hall? — A Disgusted Motorist and Downtown Merchant. Well, there you have most of the questions in the file needing an answer. Perhaps responsible city officials, if the questions posed are to be unique, to separate him' se'.f from the animal. 5:30 THE CHRISTMAS PAINT-j ING Drama. The story of an artist \vlio is commissioned to paint Christmas. 6:00 SERENADE Festival of Music. The University of Texas Woodwind Quintet presents a concert of music written and arranged especially for woodwinds. :30 WHAT'S NEW Americana II — Fort Ticonderoga. Guided tour of Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain in New York State. 7:00 ALL ABOARD Christmas Day. Fun for preschoolers. 7:30 CHANNEL 10 TRAVELS Holiday in Thailand. 8:00 LOS PASTORES ..Special. A dramatized version of the Christmas Story. 8:30 THE FRENCH CHEF Dinner Party: First Course. Scallops in a buttery white wine sauce with truffles and fleurons. 9:00 N.E.T. JOURNAL Homefront '67. Documentary on domestic issues. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24 1:00 nOSTON POPS H Music. Arthur Fiedler con- duds Hie Boston Pops Orchestra in a concert recorded at Symphony Hall, Boston. 2:30 CimiSTMAS IN NEW ENGLAND Music and atmosphere of a New England Christmas. 3:00 N.K.T. PLAYHOUSK Next Time I'll Sing To You. The Theatre Group of UCLA performs James Saunders' play which, while focusing on a hermit, probes the meaning of existence and the anatomy of isolation. :00 THE CHALLENGE OF SPACE Doorway To Tomorrow. The story of "Moonport, USA," the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida where man will leave for his first trip to the moon and planets. 5:30 THE MAGIC LANTERN CHRISTMAS Stereopticon — the "magic lantern" of the title, and the lantern's use in the nickelodeon. 6:00 THE RELIGIONS OF MAN SEGUNDO , Calif. (AP) Confucianism. Dr. Smith win, Uon is . wm explain the basic ideas of ^ Smotl f er4a seve n-acre of reservoir fire and end the pall of black smoke that hangs thou- Thwarted Robbery MIAMI, Fla. <AP) - An off- duty deputy thwarted the robbery of a liquor store Friday by crashing his private car—with his family inside—into the glass door of the store, scaring off four bandits armed with shotguns. While three men held the clerks of State Liquor Store, a ourth stood outside with his shotgun held to the backs of the lead of a city policeman. Deputy Leon Mullis drove by with his wife sister-in-law and ;wo children in tie car. Noticing iie robbery, Mullis circled the ilock and crashed his car into the storefront. "I guess I was crazy," Mullis said later. "I shouldn't have done it. I put my life in danger and put my wife's life in dan- A Burning Question Confucianism in detail. 6:30 BRIEF To Be Announced. 6:35 PROFILES IN COURAGE Frederick Douglass. A fugitive slave, played by Robert Hooks, sacrifices a secure private life to face the danger of crusading publicly against slavery and prejudice. 7:30 THE MESSIAH Music. The Handel and Haydn "I can bring you something!valid, will take action to recti- more," he added, "news of alfy some of these situations, victory that is being won not on a battlefield but in cities and villages all over Asia. It is a victory of confidence. Because of what you and our allies are doing here, men throughout Asia are beginning to feel confident that the future belongs to If so — or if not — it will be reported in this space. those who tHem—to peace." :Johnson had conferred with the heads of state of four Vietnam allies who flew to Australia for the Holt service. These were South Vietnam's President Nguyen Van Thieu, South Korea's President Chung Hee Park, New Zealand Prime Minister Keith Holyoake and Premier Thanom Kittikachron of Thailand. .The President also received assurances from Australia's interim prime minister, John McEwen, that Holt's death will riot change Australia's pro- American Vietnam policy. • The weather at Cam Ranh was crisp and bright with a thin haze softening the dull brown surrounding mountains as the blue and white Air Force One touched down and taxied up to where all the top U.S. and South ietnarnese military officials waited. ' The President stepped off the plane wearing brown slacks, a khaki shirt and khaki windbreaker. He shed the jacket as the morning grew warmer. ; Troops were drawn up in parade formation at the airstrip but before Johnson began to speak, Gen. William C. Westmoreland, U.S. commander in' Vietnam, shouted for them to Ibreak ranks and come in closer. • They happily jammed around IJie back of an Air Force trailer truck on which Johnson stood to give his address. ; In his visit to the hospital-the •same hospital he visited a year iago—the President was moved •by the sight of wounded GIs. He :pinned Purple Hearts on the pajamas of 20 wounded men. In •one case, where a soldier was so ; badly burned he could hardly : speak, Johnson pinned the medial on his pillow. Charley Bevill Word has been received here of the death of Charley Bevill, love v ] ]0 Detroit. He had lived here all his life until moving to Detroit some 5 or 20 years ago. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Wattie Milligan and Mrs. Ella Mae Cooper, and his mother, Mrs. Minnie Bevill, all of Bly- heville. Service arrangements are incomplete. In the process of photosynthesis in green plants the absorp- jon of carbon dioxide in accompanied by a release of oxygen. early this morning in sands of feet high over tha Los Angeles area? After lightning started the fire at the Standard Oil Co. refinery Tuesday, firemen have failed to snuff it out With 300,000 cubic feet of chemical foam. Workers spread a few hundred pounds of sand over Society performs the com I sma n patch of the burning fuel rilofo tmnitf "IVTfiCtliah" ItV ' _;i r^^:-i«.. plete uncut "Messiah" by George Frideric Handel, assisted by the Handel and Haydn Symphony Orchestra. MONDAY, DECEMBER 25 2:30 ALL ABOARD Christmas Day. Fun for preschoolers. 3:00 JOURNEY Holiday in Thailand, 3:30 THE BIG PICTURE Weekly Report. The U. S. Army in action around the world. 4:00 WHAT'S NEW Americana II — Fort Ticonderoga. Guided tour of Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain in New York State. 4:30 SHEPHERDS AND THE MAGI Drama. 13th Century Mystery Play which tells the Christmas story. 5:00 CONVERSATIONS WITH ERIC HOFFER Man's Struggle for Uniqueness. Mr. Hotter, presents his idea that man's struggle is oil Friday. "It appeared to work," said a company spokesman, but firefighters making tests won't decide until at least Sunday whether it is feasible to cover the entire reservoir. Major Brothers Services for Major Brothers, 86, will be tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Mount Olive Baptist Church on South Elm. Rev. S. Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Home Funeral Home in charge. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Leslie Brothers; And a son, Peter Brothers of Tyronza, Ark. CAMBRIDGE, Mass (AP) Cambridge residents, fired with the abolitionist sentiments of William Lloyd Garrison, formed the first volunteer company to serve with Union forces. On the other hand, the Harvard community though little of the war and practice of hiring military replacements was com- meanmg Christmas abide B.F. GOODRICH Daily Record Weather Yesterday's high—32 Overnight low—20 Precipitation previous 24 hours (to 7 a.m. today)—none Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—45.42 Sunset today—4:54 SunrlBo tomorrow—7 :OS This Date A Year Ago Yesterday's high—57 Overnlo-ht low—28 Precipitation Jan. 1 to dflte--46.24 PRIVILEGES AUTHORIZED AS SECOND CLASS MAIL Blythevllle Courier News BLYTHEVILI.E, AR.K, ZIP - T2315 Harry W. Haines, Publisher 3rd at Walnut St. Blytheville, Ark. Published dally except Sunday Second class postage paid at Bly- thevllle. Ark. In Bmheville and towns In the fllythevllle trade territory. HOME DELIVER? HATES Daily 35c per week BV MAIL PAYABLE IN ADVANCE Within 50 miles of Blytheville $8.00 per year More than 50 miles from Blylheville $18.00 per year Services FUNERAL HOME INTEGRITY EVER-TIMELY, TRADITIONAL Times hove changed, but we thick old-fashioned holiday greetings ere still the best to give and receive! WE WISH YOU AND YOOHS A CHRISTMAS m THE OLD-TIME SPIRIT! (AJedbrook 6 FAMILY SHOE STORE 312 W. Main Ph. PO 2-2342 ! Santa's Diplomacy KALAMAOO, Mich. (AP) — Darwin Brown, who has been portraying Santa Claus for 49 years, 15 of them at a department store here, says "Santa never promises." "If the parents don't plan for a particular gift," says Brown, "I don't want to build the child up to a letdown." "Sometimes Santa forgets," he tells the children on his lap. "But you'll still love me just the same, won't you?" Or? "Sometimes my little men don't make enough to go around. But I'll try and also have other surprises for you." ganta Clans is here! ^PP* 4 His pack is brimming with gifts of joy and laughter ... gifts of happy hours ... gifts of friendship and good will. We would like to add our warmest thanks to you, our valued customers, for your kind patronage. From jolly old St. Nick and us, Merry Christmas. DISCOUNT

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