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BiytnevTD* (Art:.) Courier News — Tuesday, December IS, 19CT «. Paj« fivt Stennis to Head Air Force, Navy Probe By JOHN PEARCE Associated Press Writer JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Sen. John C. Stennis, D-Miss., said today his Senate Preparedness Investigating subcommittee would begin a study of Air Force and Navy tactical air capabilities, including a look at the • controversial Fill warplane. In a statement issued here, Stennis said (he probe would be part of a "thorough and over-all look into U.S. ability to wage conventional war." He is at his keeping forces American American tactical tactical the Soviet Union and Communist China. home in DeKald while Congress) It was the second investigation Stennis has announced this is in recess. Stennis said the investigation would include a study of aircraft now under development and of plans for future air-'delivery systems, both aircraft planes, all with a view toward (and missiles. Its purpose, he' world it they thought they could "said, would be to compare the! catch the United States unpre- U.S. nuclear striking force to'pared, that of the Soviet Union. j ''We are forced to spend $25 Stennis 1 announcement linked billion a year and to tie up, and the investigation closely to the | in some cases use up, very vital war in Vietnam. He said he;war materiel, including tactical month. On Dec. 11 he ordered a j thought both China and the So-[aircraft," he said. "It is to be viet Union were watching the:expected that while Russia has war carefully, and would start;us over this barrel, it will take trouble in other parts of the i full advantage of its opportuni- full-scale inquiry into American strategic weapons and weapons Gas Drives Celebrators to Gym JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Four hundred refugees from a chlorine gas scare sang carols in an undecorated gymnasium Christmas Day as a woman and her 2-week-old daughter sat as I Christmas presents were bun- ;mattresses arrived in the early j told many among the 400 Christ„„„..,.„ „, ...„,. , Jls-Idled in warm coats against a|morning hours. | mas refugees, "There will come ease and heart patients were'night so cold they could see] T«> doctors volunteered help | worse catastrophes than this t.u.3i. n.i« uvu. b pwv. o j nn _ _ n Av _ cnppialisr wnn :nnp Imp nmrnt (n hp rparly with friends and relatives. Sufferers of respiratory dis- told to stay away from neighborhood, however. Almost every home in an , , . „, . i—one an eye specialist who lone. One ought to be ready.'' the thetr breath -unusual m Flon-| treated eyes stinging from the | ^ Rev Mr King read .da. |acrid gas and the other a gener- Adults toted blankets. One jal practitioner. the biblical story of the first Christmas, the second chapter the centerpiece of a nativity .. . , . , .... ......._ tableau. by-10 block section four miles man took his holiday turkey to j One little girl was asked if she Luke, verses 1 to 20, and then he Until Monday afternoon, when [southwest of downtown Jackson- the car in an open roasting pan. : was worried that she might not! or g an j ze d the singing, the all-clear was posted for 300 ; vil!e was emptied because dan- j The gym, about two miles get any gifts away from home. ! R osa Mae Porter, a Negro families roused from their ; gerous fumes were drifting to-! from the center of the affected j "No, I'm not worried," she: w lio lives in the predominantly homes by police late Christmas ward them from 91 fire-rup- area, was opened by the Red;said gaily. "Santa Claus has• white neighborhood, and her in- Eve, the holiday was celebrated lured chlorine tanks at a nearby : Cross as an emergency shelter, j probably been evacuated, too." f an t daughter sat at the center with strangers at the gym of chemical plant. < Hard bleacher seats slowly ! The Rev. Charles King, an in- ! -' Robert E. Lee High School or i Children carrying unopened • filled with people until cots and Iterdenominational evangelist, Rep. Benjamin S. Rosenthal A Congressman with Chutzpah By CARL P. LEUBSDORF Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP) - Can a little-knoWn congressman .with little seniority have an impact on the vest federal governmental structure? Rep. Benjamin S. Rosenthal, a 44-year-old Democrat rounding out his sixth year as representative of a Queens, N.Y., district, thinks so. "One congressman with a fair amount of chutzpah can awaken the public conscience," says Ro- senthal.using the Yiddish word for nerve. A lawyer who maintains the average citizen is frequently overlooked in the governmental process, Rosenthal has in the past few months launched campaigns for greater aviation safe- I ty, improved medical care including a shift away from the federal emphasis on medical research, and greater representation for the consumer's viewpoint. A series of hearings by a special House subcommittee he should he. "We're not No. 1 or | He said the Federal Aviation even No. 2," he said. I adopted one of his proposals, to The New York Democrat then gi'-'S pilots immunity to testify displayed statistics showing the | about near misses . and is con - sidering two others—thinning out. air space over congested United States ranks 21st in the life expectancy of infants, and 18th in infant mortality. Others owed the number of family heads spotlighted higher prices' doctors in the United States has and inferior merchandise in the | dropped from 94 lo 50 per j poverty area outlets of supermarket chains. And Rosenthal is now investigating the sale to the public of millions of dollars of items manufactured for the government and rejectd as in-f adequate. areas and increasing the proficiency of pilots, including those of private planes. Rosenthal said he expects the 100,000 people in the past" 35' entire question of health to be years while reliance on foreign I aired next year in hearings by i doctors in this country is in-[the intergovernmental relations creasing. Rosenthal insists "these matters will not await the end of a war, the beginning of a Con- subcommittee on which he serves. Rosenthal's most publicized effort has been in the supermar- LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller said Monday that the ill, the minorities and those in jails and prisons should be included in Arkansans' Christmas prayers along with the servicemen in Vietnam. : . Rockefeller made the remarks during a brief ceremony at =the Capitol. Five servicemen were with Rockefeller during the ceremony. "Our hearts are filled with gratitude for those in Vietnam..." Rockefeller said. "But our prayers and thoughts be not only of them, but of thousands in hospitals recovering from wounds suffered in combat. "And here on the home front there are many who should be remembered in our prayers," Rockefeller continued. The governor also said the ill prejudice and hatred should be done away with. Rockefeller said prayers should also ask for the rehabilitation of persons in jails and prisons. Rosenthal is a firm believer j gress.the results of an election ket field, a subject of hearings that "government responds to:or any other irrelevant event. ; in New York, St. Louis and the public's awareness" but that! They demand presidential and j Washington, it is first necessary to stir that | congressional action now." He said that, as a result, a su- i j awareness. He is a refreshing | HJ S news conference, held permarket trade group has sent difference from the ordinary | snor t]y after Congress ad- letters to all of its members junior congressman who tends j journed this year, was similar j warning them against raising """"" ; """ "'""'' and to one three months ago during j prices and providing inferior the congressional Labor Day re- merchandise in poor neighbor- His recent news conference on I cess at which he publicized his hoods, the nation's health needs is an! concern with air safety over the "If you walk into any super- example of how he operates. He i nation's cities by citing evi-[ market in the poverty areas of j sought to get one major point ;dence of more than 80 near-col-j those three cities," he said, "it across—that health care in the lisions over New York City in looks a lot better than it looked I United States is not what it' the past three years. six months ago." |of the carolers as King directed. Among them was a paralyzed woman in a wheelchair. Meanwhile, at the Apperson Chemical Co., bitter cold thwarted efforts to stem the flow of gas. First, firemen mixed it with amomnia fumes in an attempt to neutralize the gas. but the chlorine was overwhelming. Then, forklift driver Carl Dickey, 18, and Willie Clarence Williams, 20, worked through the night upending the torpedo- shaped tanks into tubs of caustic soda, but in the early morning hours the soda froze. Wooden arrows were cut to peg length, sharpened and driven with hammers into the leaking valves but the chlorine ate through the wood in an hour. Warming temperatures allowed them to finish the work Monday. Three firemen were felled by tht gas Monday, joining 18 taken to hospitals for treatment of gas inhalation during the original fire Saturday night. were home Monday night when the emergency was ended. >ty." I Stennis also said that more 'than 700 American aircraft had been lost over North Vietnam, and that his subcommittee had found four months ago that both the Air Force and Navy were short of pilots. j Stennis said the Fill was scheduled to be a main part of the taclical air power of both the Air Force and the Navy, and would therefore have to be included in the study. There was report that subcommittee investigators had already fanned out lo Navy and Air Force posts to begin gathering facts. The Fill—originally christened the TFX, for tactical j fighter, experimental—is the swing-wing glamor plane of the j nation's arsenal. Its wings are designed to swing almost straight out from the fuselage or low-speed flying, landings ami Uikeofts, and sweep back at a steep angle for supersonic flight. The plane has spawned a storm of controversy, culminating recently with charges that estimated costs per plane had mushroomed from $2.8 million in 1962 to ?5 million for the Air Force version and $8 million for j the Navy version. The plane is presently undergoing flight tests. to his committee work waits for seniority. WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chickasawba District Mississippi County, Arkansas. Marian Westbrook .Lindsey, Plaintiff, vs. No. 17117 Oliver J. Lindsey, Defendant. The defendant, Oliver J. Lin-! dsey, is hereby warned to ap-1 pear within thirty days in the i court named in the caption here- \ of and answer the complaint of I the plaintiff, Marian Westbrook Lindsey. Dated this 15th day of December, 1967 at 4:30 o'clock p.m. GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk Bruce Ivy, Attorney Osceola. Arkansas H. G. Partlow Jr. Atty Ad Litem 12-18, 25, 1-1 ,8 mode o'day AFTER CHRISTMAS SALE! December 26 thru January 6 Great news! Christmas has been extended for two weeks at Mode O'Day. 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