The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 26, 1967 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 26, 1967
Page 9
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PHOTO DRAMA OF 1967 THE VIETNAM WAR—subject of controversy as doves, hawks, antiwar, antidraft groups zero in on LBJ's policies. Weary, wounded GIs (left) rest amid shattered trees on captured Hill 875, fiercest battle yet. Antidraft protesters (above) get lumps at Oakland, Calif., induction center. OIL ON TROUBLED WATERS—Soviet Premier Kosygin and President Johnson discussed problems and peace—Vietnam and Mideast—at a o'.Hiour Glassbors, N.J., confrontation undoubtedly benclicial to both nations. THE ARAB NATIONS gave provocation and, like a cornered animal, Israel lashed out. Result: The Mideast war was over in six days, the Arabs completely routed, their war-making potential utlcrlv destroyed, much of their territory under Israeli conlrol. Pictured, a sample of the Egyptian war machines which strewed the Sinai Desert from the || borders of Israel to the banks of (he Suez Canal. THE "LONG HOT SUMMER" came to Detroit, Newark, N.J., and Cambridge, Md., among others. Negro riots were at their worst in these three places. It was necessary for National Guardsmen to help keep the peace. The result: Millions in property damage, injuries and loss of life, plus ai erosion of sympathy lor the Negroes civil rights cause. Here, in Newark police and troops struggle to control the city crisis "A BLUDGEON" was Henry Ford's term for the strike of 160,000 UAW workers against his firm. For the 61-day strike, workers lost $5.2 million a day in wages. Big gains: Pension boosts, 95 per cent of take-home pay for laid-off workers. A 33-YEAR REIGN of the seas ended with the retirement of the Queen Mary to Long Beach, Calif., to be a maritime museum and hotel. To thousands of GIs her most illustrious service was braving the U-boat threat as a World War II troop transport. GIANT STEP TOWARD THE MOON was the successful test of the 36-story-tall Saturn 5 rocket (launching at left) and the recovery from the Pacific of the battered and scorched Apollo 4 spacecraft (upper right) after 8 hours, 37 minutes in earth orbit. In the last 18 months six U.S. robot explorers have been sent to the moon to probe its surface. Pictured, Surveyor's Ill's mechanical arm digs a trench, proves lunar surface is cohesive. MARINE CAPT. CHARLES ROBB and his bride, the former tynda Bird Johnson, walk through an arch of drawn swords following their wedding in the White House. The wedding was the first of a president's daughter in the White House in Che last 5S years, climaxing a romance which blossomed during Hohb's duty as an LBJ aide. FRANCE'S De Gaulle had a field year. He insulted Canada, vetoed Britain's common market bid, "advised" U.S. and Israel. GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY of the Soviet Union was a backward glance at the progreu of Russian endeavor during the 50 years since the Bolshevik Revolution. Preoccupation with might is evidenced by this mammoth ICBM rolling through Moscow's Red Square beneath a massive portrait of Lenin during the inevitable military parade.

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