The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 4, 1966 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 4, 1966
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS YOL. 61—NO. 118 BLYTOEVILLE, ARKANSAS (72315) THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 1966 TIN CENTS 14 PAGES STEEL TITANS HIKE PRICES; LBJ MUM THE OLD COTTON-PICKER — Buell Carter, co-chairman of the 1966 Jaycee-sponsored National Cotton Picking Contest to be held here October, 6^8, beckons entrants to try for a 1966 Ford Galaxie and a $1,000 first prize. (Courier News Photo) Cotton Contest Dates Are Set: Oct. 6 to 8 Dates of the 1966 National Cotton Picking contest are October 6-8, according to Buell Carter and Don Morris, co-chairmen for the sponsoring Blytheville Jaycees. A tentative schedule for the event is as follows: Thursday, October 6: Cotton Picking parade and National Cotton Picking Queen contest. I Donna Axum, 1964 Miss America who was Cotton Picking Queen in 1963, will appear at the beauty pageant. Dick Heffner is pageant chairman. Friday, October 7: Open date. Saturday, October 8: Registration and Cotton Picking contest from 10-12 a.m. at the 20- acre Jaycee cotton plot on South Ruddle Road. CUAG Urged To Oppose Gentry LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Dr. Ralph A. Phelps of Arkadelphia, president of Ouachita Baptist University has urged members of Churches United Against Gambling to oppose T. J. Gentry for Position 6 of the state Supreme Court. Phelps, president of CUAG when it fought a proposed constitutional amendment which would have permitted Garland County to legalize casino gam- Bond Sale Is Aug. 16 Street Improvement Dist. No. 6 will take bids on $71,000 worth of bonds on Aug. 16, District Commission Chairman Charles Moseley announced today. Bids will be opened Aug. 16 at 3 p.m. in th eoffice of Graham Partlow, attorney for the district. A prosectus on the bonds is available through Delta Securities Co., of Little Rock, the district's fiscal agent in the sale. The Sixth Improvement District will provide the homeowners' share of the cost in paving streets between Moultrie and Highland and Tenth and Sixth, including much of north Tenth. New AF Look Air Force uniforms soon will have a more tailored look. A darker hue of blue, narrowed lapels and hidden pockets will combine to bring the attire more into line with civilan apparel. What is called a "smarter look" by the Blytheville AFB Public Information Office, will be the first style changes since the uniform was introduced in 1950. UR Meet at 7 Donald Manes, city planning consultant from Little Rock, and Mayor Jimmie Edwards, will discuss planning requirements of the South Side "A" Urban Re newal project tonight at 7 at Franklin School. The public is Invited. bling. said Gentry gave his "outspoken endorsement" to the proposed amendment. Gentry, who, as attorney ven- eral, raided Hot Springs gambling establishments in 1956, publicly supported the proposed gambling amendment in 1964 on grounds that gambling would exist in Hot Springs, legal or not, as long as Garland County residents wanted it. In reply, Gentry said Phelps "is clearly misquoting my position." Gentry's opponent in the Aug. 9 Democratic primary runoff is John A. Fogleman of West Memphis. Phelps' letter to CUAG members did not mention Fogleman, who ran second to Gentry in the July 26 preferential primary. $80,000 Asked By Union Man An $80,000 lawsuit has been filed in the civil division of Circuit Court by Lewis Webster of Greene County, Arkansas. The suit is filed against Morris McWilliams, who lives on Highway 77 about four-and-one- half miles south of Manila. Webster, who is a union representative of ILGWU, AFL-CIO claims he was beaten by McWilliams July 19 during a conversation with McWilliams' son. He seeks $5,000 for alleged personal injury, $50,000 punitive damages and $25,000 for aleged damage to his reputation and professional effectiveness as a union representative. William Fitzsimmons and Hattie Mae Fitzsimmons of Blytheville have filed suit against 0. S. and Eula Rollison who do business as Rollison's Lumber and Wrecking Company. Paintitfs claim their building in the Davis addition was damaged during a wrecking operation by the defendant. A judgment of 1850 ii KUght, Picking will be judged by volume and by cleanliness of cotton and row. First prize will be $1,000; second $100; third $50; fourth and fifth $25 each. Women's division prizes will be $250, first prize; and $50, second prize. There will be no entry fee for the cotton picking competition. Also on Saturday will be' a Battle of the Bands contest, an appearance by WMCT television performer Trent Wood with his Looney Zoo crew, and a drawing for a 1966 Ford Galaxie. Tickets for the drawing may be acquired free from local merchants upon request. The Jaycees are selling these tickets to the merchants at $15 a thousand, but they are to be given free to the general public. Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Winthrop Rockefeller has accepted an invitation to speak at Walker Park Saturday (Oct. 8) afternoon. A similar invitation will be extended to Tuesday's winner in the Democratic gubernatorial runoff. Later that night activities will officially end with the annual Cotton Ball at the Walker Park Rollerdome. To Discuss Osceola Lake Col. James Vivian, district engineer for the Corps of Engineers' Memphis District, will meet with representatives of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on Aug. 11 in Little Rock to discuss possible action on the Osceola lake. "I don't know what will come of this meeting," Charley Coleman, the stem-winder who has spent years working on the Osceola lake project, said, "but we're asking that the dams be rebuilt and the lake restored. "We need letters to the Game and Fish Comission in Little Rock from people all over the county asking that the lake be restored." Motterhorn Claims American Airman CHAMONIX, France (AP) An American airman fell to his death on the Matterhorn Wednesday, and at least nine climbers from Germany and Japan were reported missing today in a snowstorm on Mont Blanc. Two other climbers died on Mont Blnnn Wednesday. Swiss police said Joseph Gordon St. Germain of Monson, Mass., fell more than 1,000 feet while trying to climb the 14,880-foot Matterhorn. The soldier was stationed at the U.S. air bast in Sembacb, <2*rmiO£ By JOSEPH R. COYNE | WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Steel, giant of the industry and usually its bellwether, joined today in raising prices, but the Johnson administration still stuck to official silence on the moves. "Big Steel" was the third producer of the day to go along with price changes initiated Tuesday by Inland Steel Co. Jones & Laughlin and Armco came in Wednesday, and Pittsburgh Steel Co. and National Steele Corp. acted today ahead of U.S. Steel. Al the increases were essentially the same $3 for prime grade hot and cold rolled sheet and strip and 2 for secondary grades of the same products. All the White House bad to say up to the time of the increases today was that it still opposes any inflationary price rises. It would not say what — if anything—it might do about a rollback effort. The President's Council of Economic Advisers was known to have sent out messages to producers after Inland started the parade and a Pittsburgh Stee Co. spokesman confirmed that the firm got one of the messages. Another of them was known to have gone to .U.S. Steel. The Pittsburgh spokesman would not disclose the contents of the communications, but they were reported to have asked that the price line be held until the council could complete a study.on whether the increases would add too heavily to inflation pressures. Leslie .B. Worthingtbn, U.S. Steel president, said in announcing the "Big Steel" decision that he,felt the increases "will not have a significant impact on the users of steel." President Johnson's Council of Economic Advisers refused to discuss publicly the steel situation although Gardner Ackley, the council chairman, sent telegrams to at least two companies, including. U.S. Steel, the nation's largest. The contents weren't revealed but the telegrams were reported to have urged the firms to hold the price line, at least until the council completes its study of the increases scheduled to take effect next Wednesday. There was no response from U.S. Steel, except to acknowledge Ackley's wire. One source said there was no indication when the council might announce a decision or if any announcement would be made at all. * * * Armco, the nation's fourth largest steel firm, in announcing Wednesday price increases of $2 and $3 on some basic steel types, called them "so modest they cannot be considered consequential." Jones & Laughlin. the nation's fifth largest producer, gave no reason for its increase in a terse announcement ment which would have meant a 6 to 7 per cent wage increase, well above the 3.2 per cent standard fixed by the guideline. There was talk on Capitol Hill of a possible investigation should the steel price increases stand. But House Republican Leader Gerald R. Ford said, "The Democrats would do better to investigate the inflationary policies of the Johnson- Humphrey administration." Republican leaders have said they plan to make increased living costs a prime issue in the but Armco cited increased la-lf a n congressional election cam- bor, materials and service costs and reduced earnings. The 2.1-per cent price increases by the three firms could add to the strain on the administration's wage-price guidelines which visualize relatively stable prices. Striking airline machinists last weekend rejected a settle- paign. So far, no leading Republican has urged a rollback of the announced steel price hikes. The three firms' $3-per ton increase is for strip and sheet metal, the kind used in the manufacture of automobiles and appliances. Prices on secondary grades of the same products would be increased $2 a ton. AEA May Back Hoi! By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS I bombastic appeals to religious Frank Holt didn't win formal endorsement Wednesday from leaders of the 15,200-member Arkansas Education Association, but he came out a lot better than his opponent in next Tuesday's Democratic gubernatorial primary runoff. The AEA said it had found Jim Johnson unacceptable after examining the positions of he and Holt on public education. "In contrast to Jim Johnson's B52s Hit Buffer Zone Third Time By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) — U.S. B52s rained explosives on North Vietnamese positions in the buffer zone between North and South Viet Nam today for the third tune in six days. On the ground, North Vietnamese regulars broke contact with a force of 10,000 U.S. infantrymen and air cavalrymen 235 miles north of Saigon. After three days of- short, running fights, there were no reports of August Schedule James L. Beard, counselor for the Arkansas Rehabilitation Service in Mississippi County, has announced the following schedule of visits in the county during August: Manila City Hall: August 4, 11 18, 25 - from 9 to 11:30 a.m.; Leachville: August 4, 11, 18, 25 — from 1 to 4 p.m.; Arkansas Rehabilitation Service office: August 8, 15, 22, 29 — 8 to 12 a.m.; Luxora City Hall: August 8, 15, 22, 29 — from 1 to 4 p.m. new clashes in the central pla-1 positions and supply dumps In teau region 10 miles east of the Cambodian frontier. A U.S. military spokesman said the North Vietnamese were still in the area, scene of a major battle last year. For the moment at least, the North Vietnamese apparently chose not to fight. the southern half of the demilitarized zone. The U.S. command said the eight-engine bombers struck 30 miles inland in the same general area where they attacked last Saturday and Sunday. U.S. officers report that ele- i ments of North Viet Nam's 324B Several brigades of the U.S. Division which fought American 25th Infantry Division and the Marines late in July just to the U.S. 1st Cavalry, Airmobile, south had pulled back into the Division were deployed in the highlands, ready to launch a "spoiling operation" to blunt the expected Communist drive. The Saigon spokesman said at least 81 Communists had been killed against light U.S. casualties, but AP correspondent Peter Arnett reported from the field that one infantry company buffer zone. The Marines, together with South Vietnamese troops, had been in the field since July 15 in heavily jungled mountains one to two miles south of the zone, but Wednesday ended their Operation Hastings. The Marines and South Vietnamese reported killing 882 North Vietnamese of 68 men was badly mauled and possibly nearly 1,000 more, Tuesday afternoon when the \ capturing 15 and seizing 25 North Vietnamese lured it into the jungle and pounced on it. The company commander and several others were killed and most of the rest were wounded. The B52s, flying in from Guam, hit suspected North Vietnamese infiltration routes, gun Voting Service for Shut-Ins Shut-ins may receive absentee ballots for Tuesday's run - off election simply by calling the county clerk's office at PO 22411, Bill Wunderlich, Election Commission chairman, said today. "Someone from the clerk's office will bring the ballot over to them," Wunderlich said. He said others desiring to cast absentee votes may pick up ballots in the County Clerk's office | said. through Monday. All absentee ballots must be returned to the county's clerk office by Tuesday and none will leave the office on election day. Wunderlich also stressed that the same judges and clerks who were employed at voting places in the first primary election will work again Tuesday. "We have a much shorter ballot this time, so they won't have to stay past 8 or 9 o'clock," he WOMEN'S WORK coven • lot of territory in the Soviet Union. Braving traffic In Moscow 1 ! buiy Sadova Road, these ladies go about their business inspecting a sewer drain, using portable equipment, left, to drop a line for samples of tbe water. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiKiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiNiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii BLYTHEVILLE Gl LEADS RAID SAIGON (AP) - U. S. Air Force B57 Canberras led by Capt. Fred E. Rider, 34, of Blytheville, Ark., reported destroying six buildings in the Luat Son Military Camp in North Viet Nam's panhandle Wednesday. .iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinniiiiiiiiiuiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii weapons. American casualties were officially described as moderate, but unofficially estimated at about 10 per cent killed or wounded of the 5,000 Marines involved. U.S. pilots flew 1,209 sorites in support of Hastings, the highest number of strikes for any operation in the war. In addition to hitting the demilitarized zone, B52s also struck a suspected Viet Cong troop concentration and base camp 30 miles northwest of Saigon. American pilots flew 103 missions over North Viet Nam Wednesday but continuing bad weather limited raids to the coastal area and the southern panhandle. The fliers hit 11 oil storage areas or fuel-carrying barges and said they damaged four of them. and race prejudice, Frank Holt has expressed himself as pre^ pared to deal with these issues on an intelligent and sane basis. We need a governor who will be part of the answers^ rather than one who is a part —a major part— of the prob- ems," the AEA leadership said in a letter to its members. Holt got firm support from the leadership of the Negro counterpart of the AEA, the Arkansas Teachers Association. Its executive secretary, T.'-'fi; Patterson, said in a letter, td the 3,500 ATA members that they should vote for Holt. - ; "Johnson would be to Arkansas what (Gov. George) Wallace is to Alabama," Patterson wrote. ;.;'; Holt went on television at Jonesboro Wednesday night ,in another of his "Hotline"^ entations, in which he answers questions telephoned in by file audience. "I do not believe yo ucan preach hate, disunity and discord and then expect an official of the federal government to be sympathetic to the needs of .the state," Holt said during ' his two-hour program. "I intend '.to work with people and .not against people in trying to achieve the most that is possible for tbe people of the state." One caller asked if he favored spending state money to send Johnson to Alabama Aug. 10, with the caller saying Johnson "feels that he would be happier there." Holt said ha woudn't use state funds thusly. Holt made his strongest stand of the campaign in favor of university status for Arkansas State College at Jonesboro. He said he would sign a bill giving ASC university status If the legislature passed it. "I'm for it," he said when asked his personal feelings on making See ELECTION on Page 14 Man Hurt in Accidents Weldon McCann, 58, of Route 1, Blytheville, is reported under sedation at Doctors' Hospital after two accidents involving his car last night. McCann suffered a torn scalp. Police said McCann first collided with the rear of a car driven by Coreen Johnson of 209 S. 17th at the intersection of North 6th and Hardin at about 8:55 last night. Miss Johnson's car suffered light damage. McCann, continued southbound on Highway 61, police said. He ended up in a construction area at 10th and Harry, 'Dear Victim ....•' PASADENA, Md. (AP) - On Monday, a thief took $28 from the home of Mrs. Walter Sie- ian. Tuesday night, a rock was tossed onto her lawn with a note and $20 bill attached. The note read: "I'm returning »M that I took from your house Monday. I will return the other $8 when I get it." It WM signed, "Crook," - where his car jumped a pile of asphalt and a concrete abutt- ment and came to a crashing halt. It was this second accident that apparently resulted in the injuries to McCann's scalp, police said. He is to be charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, and following too close. Miss Johnson was charged with having no driver's license. New Chaplain At Air Base Blytheville Air Force Base has a new chaplain. He is Col. Bernard Schumacher. He replaces Chaplain (Colonel) Paul Tomasovio who has been assigned to the Pacific. Born in Portland, Ore, Chaplain Schumacher was ordained a Catholic priest June 1,1940 at St. Paul Minn. He attended the University of Louvain, Belgium where he received a bachelor of philosophy degree. The chaplain is a veteran of 22 yean military ler.vict, OEO Seeking NSC Directors Deadline for appications for file newly created jobs of director and assistant director of th8 Mississippi County Neighborhood Service Center program is August 15, according to John E. Bearden, director of the Office of Economic Opportunity here. Bearden said applicants should have "at least a h i g h school education and preferably some experience in project administration." He said the OEO is particularly anxious to receive applications from members of the same low income groups the centers will serve. The job of N.S.C. director will pay $7,550 a year, while that of the assistant wil pay $6,600, Bearden said. It will be the job of 'he two persons hired to administer 12 proposed centers in Blytheville, Osceola, Manila, Dyess, Reiser, Birdsong, Joiner, Wilson and Luxora. Stated purpose of the centers is to co-ordinate a wide range of War on Poverty services in the individual communities. Applications will also be.,re; ceived for a secretarial position at $300 a month and for several coordinators' and clerks' positions with the centers. • :., iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinii!! Weather Forecast Clear to partly cloudy and .a Itttlo warmer through Friday; High today 84 to 90. Lows tonight 60 to 63. High Friday 85 to 91. Outlook Saturday partly cloudy and wanner.

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