The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 5, 1966 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 5, 1966
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Page Fourteen -Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News - Friday, August», iwo •^••f^^ 1 STEEL GIANTS SEEM PRICE HIKE WINNER THE PITCH IS STRONG r- Bill Basham " of Oxford supplies comedy as the high powered and unorthodox entrepreneur Luther Billis in the Summer Music-Drama Workshop . presentation of "South Pacific," Aug. 10-13, at the University of Mississippi. Cast as nurses are (from left) Margaret Smith of Jackson, Johnnie Sue Crocker of Woqdville, Cathy Holingsworth of Blytheville, Ark., and Gail Thomas of Gainesville, Fla. Curtain time is 8 p.m. in Meek Hall Auditorium. TENNESSEE (Continued trom Page One) third term as governor, cused Bass of being a had ac"rubber stamp" for the Johnson administration. By law, Clement could not succeed himself. * * .* Baker, member of a prominent East Tennessee political family, never trailed as he put down the bid of Roberts who managed the 1964 Barry Goldwater campaign in Tennessee. Baker, whose mother, brother- in-law and late father served in Congress, lost to Bass by 50,000 votes in 1964. Ellington, 59, was governor from 1959-63 before joining the Johnson administration as director of the Office of Emergency Planning which gave him a seat on the National Security Council. He made only slight mention of his Washington connections during the campaign. Hooker quoted the late President John F. Kennedy frequently during the primary campaign but denied the race was an appropriate barometer of the comparative strength of Johnson and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D- N.Y. Hooker served in the Justice Department under Robert Kennedy when the latter was attorney general. * * * Only two of the state's nine congressmen — Tom Murray of the 7th District and Robert A. Everett of the 8th — faced primary opposition. Everett easily weathered the challenge and Murray, chairman of the House -Post Office Committee, built up "an apparently safe lead. Both will face Republican opposition in November, as will three other members of the delegation. .' The Republicans put up no ••candidate for governor in the Tprimary. CANDIDATES (Continued from Page One) candidate who hears no evil, sees no evil and speaks no evil as far as the machine is concerned. He dares not criticize is masters." He invited his listeners "rid the state of parasites and move on to a more glorious tomorrow" under his "enlightened, courageous and constructive leadership." Johnson continued his running fued with the Arkansas Gospel Program At Mt. Olive Goodwill Club will present a special musical program at Mt. Olive Church on South Elm Sunday at 3:30 p.m. By JOSEPH R. COYNE WASHINGTON (AP) - A united steel industry appeared to have emerged the victor today in a war of nerves to raise prices on some of its products in the face of White House pressure to hold the price line. The $2-and $3-per-ton increases in the price of steel sheet and strip — the kind used in automobiles and other consumer goods — were called modest and inconsequential by the industry but denounced by the Johnson administration as irresponsible and inflaitonary. Through Thursday night, however, 11 companies — including force them to do what they do not want to do." President John F. Kennedy forced a rollback in steel price increases in 1962 through moves which included a shift in Defense Department orders to companies which had held the price line. And earlier this year a divided steel industry was forced to roll back partially some price increases. Bethlehem Steel announced last New Year's Eve a $5-a-ton increase for structured way, steel. Inland went along with the boost a few days later. But under heavy administration pressure, U.S. Steel announced . only a $2.74 increase Unofficially car industry* spokesmen expressed hope the' steel increases could be absorbed along with increased labor costs and the higher costs of other materials. Announcement of the increases spurred the stock market to another big gain Thursday, its second in two days. The market rallied as the price boost spread and withstood the White House rebuke.. Steel company stocks led the fective next Wednesday on about 30 per cent of their output. The Washington Post reported that Johnson definitely has decided to let the steel price hike stand. The Post said that the President, without anger or emotion, decided there was nothing he could do to force a price roll back. If the increases stick, as now appears likely, it will mark the second major economic defeat for the Johnson administration within a week. Only last weekend, striking airline machinists overwhelmingly rejected a contract agreement worked out under White House auspices which called for a 6 to 7 per cent increase in wages and other benefits, will beyond the administration's 3.2 per cent wage-price guidelines. Those same guidelines call for relative price stability. LECTION ._ down. The compromise was described by Johnson asi^sore 81,169, a (Continued from Page One) difference of within the guidelines. Gardner Ackley, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, had wired the 12 largest companies after Inland began the latest parade of increases asking them to hold the line until they discussed the matter with the government. Only Bethlehem Steel sent a reprsentative to meet with Ackley, and it later announced increased prices. "This is not an hour in 393 votes. The Associated Press' last unofficial tabulation, with five boxes out, showed Basore with a lead of 886 votes, 81,158 to 80,292. The missing boxes in the unofficial tabulation were one each in Cross, Grant and Pope counties and two in Lawrence County. *.*-*, But Catlett said the shift apparently came in Clark County, this'" teine7s"'leafesnir C o h f | whichTT taoke _down this way: America can take pride," was part of Ackley's reaction to the announcements. Inland conceded when it announced the increases that it would have to back, down if other companies didn't fall into line. They did. Inland's announcement on Tuesday apparently caught the administration by surprise, al- Gazette, saying that the newspaper was trying to create an image of Johnson which the azette could attack and destroy. For once I agree with the Gazette. That image of Jim Johnson should be destroyed," Johnson said. * * * Earlier in the day, Holt met with Dr. Clifton Ganus, president of Harding College at Searcy, and Ganus gave Holt his endorsement. Ganus said ihis endorsement was that of a private citizen and not as president of Harding. Johnson tackled, verbally, the executive secretary of the Ar- President Johnson withheld direct coment on the steel ! price increases which snow- I The National Independent ] balled Thursday with announce- j ^ Singers, the Spiritual Wonders, ments by eight companies. ;he John Lewis Specials. Mrs. Three others had announced Measley and the John Chapel hikes earlier, beginning with :hoir, all of Detroit, and tha Inland Steel on Tuesday night. Bells of Harmony from Armorel Bill D. Moyers, White House will be featured on the pro- press secretary, said the President felt the public interest had violated by the price decisions. He said it was the Pres- dent's view that the effect of the nvjiuudun unuu wj auifjuat;, ai , though officials for at least five' the sl ' uatlon -. — Unofficial returns: Pilkinton 2,356, Basore 361. — Official returns: Pilkinton 3,327, basore 371. Pilkinton, who was flying from Hope to Little Rock in Basore's plane, could not be reached immediately for comment. Catlett said he didn't know what the party would do about major producers have been quoted in recent months as saying price relief was needed, expressed open displeasure with the guidelines. The industry cited increased There is no admission charge and the public is invited. Flying Farmers Elect James R. Oliver LOUISVILLE, Ky. James R. Oliver of (AP) Stuttgart, Ark., was elected president of the International Flying Farmers Thursday. Oliver was vice president the past year. kansas Forrest Education Rozzell, Association, after AEA leaders, including Rozzell, said they had found Johnson "unac- Drice increases won't be visible mediately but will show up in time. Moyers declined to further action, if any, might be taken and added: "No one can OBITUARY candidate. Johnson said Rozzell should educate himself about the opinions of the people he represents, teachers. Rozzell's "position on the U.S. Supreme Court rulings and on the Civil Rights Act is not acceptable to me, or to a majority of the teachers of Arkan- ceplable" as a gubernatorial | sas," Johnson said. labor and material costs as factors in the decision to boost pnces. The nation's three largest producers — U.S. Steel, Bethlehem and Republic — announced increases Thursday. National Steel and Jones & Laughlin had announced in| creases earlier, rounding out ! the top five producers. Other firms besides Inland which also announced increases through Thursday night were Armco, Kaiser, Pittsburgh Steel, Youngstown Sheet & Tub and Interlake. Bethlehem said the increases will boost the cost of raw material for a clothes dryer by 27 cents, a refrigerator by 21 cents, a room air-conditioner by 10 cents, a toaster by three- tenths of a cent and an automo- i bile by $3.87. manufacturers had no comment on the price hikes. New-car buyers already "I just don't know what action we'll be taking," he said. Harvey Combs, state insurance commissioner and a member of the state Democratic was the first time such a reversal had occurred in preparation for a runoff. Jack Lynn, secretary of the Jeff Drannum Services for Jeff Brannum, Hornersville resident who died suddenly Wednesday, were conducted at 2 p.m. today at First' Auto Baptist Church in Hornersville official by Rev. James Marlar. .hikes. Burial was in Horner Ceme-'face higher price tags on 1967 tery, Howard Funeral in charge. notified the Basore headquarters and Pilkinton's office of the shift early today. The news got to members of the press when Basore aides began to cancel newspaper advertising boosting his candidacy. Mrs. Ann Basore, the candidate's wife, said, "It looks like Joe has come up a few hundred votes short." "If this is true, I don't know what we'll do," she said. "I can't make a statement for Joe, but I do not feel defeated and I've talked to him and I don't think he feels defeated." Daily Record Weather U. 8. Weather Bureau Agricultural service Keiser, Ark. Arkansas weather yesterday was highlighted by pleasantly cool temperatures and abundant sunshine. During the night clouds began to put in an appearance over the state and as a result this morning low temperatures, while still on the cool side, are generally a few degrees warmer than 24 hours ago. The cloud cover is expected to increase during the <" y with occasionally overcast skies in the western portion of the state. This should hold maximums at the same level reported yesterday. The probability of rain is also expected to increase with possibilities of widely scattered showers developing late today and tonight. Maximums yesterday were in the 80s with 89 the highest reported. Lows this morning ranged from 53 at Calico Rock to 66 at Portland. Recent rains have caused rapid weed and grass growth in fields and farmers will be attacking this problem with hoe hands and machine cultivation as soon as soil conditions permit. The five-day outlook, 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Thursday. Calls for temperatures to average two to six degrees below normal. Warming trend until turning cooler first portion of next week. Normal high 91 to 95. Normal lows 67 to 73. Rainfall will total'around % inch but locally over an inch as scattered thundershowers most numerous around the first portion of next week. Yesterday's bigh—88 Overnight low—65 Precipitation previous 24 hours (to 7 a.m. tociayjnone Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—30.89 Sunset today—6:58 Sunrise tomorrow—5:14 This Date A Year Aso Yesterday's high—86 Overnight low—69 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—29.81 Markets Open High Low Chicago Wheat Sept. Dec. Mar. 184'/4 190% 192% 184 190% 195 185 7 /« Chicago Soybeans Nov. 321% Jan. 324% Mar. 328- 322V4 319% 326% 323% 329Y4 326% 32IF/C 324'* 327$ B New York Stocks I Texas GS 95 » Chrysler 37%: RCA 48^; AT&T 58%; Dow 7oy| Xerox 232V<T GM Pan Amer Ford 82 874$ Westinghouse > 46'/a; U.'S. Steel 42^ Curtis Pub 9Vii Comsat 50 Amer. Motors ........... 9 5 /»i Sears .................... 55 £ Park Davis .............. 28y«; Gen. Elect ............... 95yi; Beth. Steel .............. 3W£. Reynolds Tob ............ 36* Standard NJ ............ 69'/| Holiday Inn ............. 38Vf Ark-La ......... : ......... 40%" Ark-Mo .................. ISVfg Divco-Wayne ............ WVv World Deaths S ELYRIA, Ohio (AP—John Ff Burke, 93, founder of the Elyrii Chronicale-Telegram and be{j lieved to be the last member of- before 1920, died Wednedsday. }. a group of 14 men who drafted^ the 18th Amendment, the Pro-, hibition Act, died Wednesday.^ He founded the daily newspaper's in 1901. " VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP)-A satellite intended to study radiation belts today was in a polar orbit rang- MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) -.Earl Stewart (Blackie) Blackj burn, 74, who played professional baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Braves and Chicago Cubs before 1920, died Wednesday. BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) William Aker, 75, president of the Steel Division of the Fire- ing from 220 miles to 2,776 miles stone Tire and Rubber Co., at Akron, Ohio, died Wednesday. from earth. Service. models because of added safety I items. Truman Released From Hospital ;' KANSAS CITY (AP) - Former President Harry S. Truman, hospitalized nearly a week with an intestinal disturbance and for a routine checkup, returned to his Independence home Thursday. .; The former chief executive entered the hospital last Saturday suffering from what was later Described as severe colitis. His physician, Dr. Wallace Graham, then said Truman would remain .to complete tests in an annual health check. Mr. Truman is 'continuing to progress, a hospital spokesman said in announcing that he had been dismissed. •••••••••• Service! By L-obb FUNERAL HOME Integrity "61" Motor Co.. Highway 61 - North, Blytheville, Ark. Let's Discuss Gerald Pearson was educated in the public schools of Jonesboro, attended Arkansas Slate College and earned his law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law. He has been practicing law in the state and federal courts since 1951. He was elected City Attorney of Jonesboro for four terms. Gerald Pearson has served twelve years as Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, which is ten times the experience of his opponent, Let's Discuss Respect Gerald Pearson is a natural leader who earns the respect of his associates. Not only does he teach a Sunday School class but he has been elected chairman of the official board of the Methodist Church which he attends. He is chairman of the Regional Board of the Wesley Foundation of Arkansas Stale College. Fellow law enforcement officers elected him secretary-treasurer of the Poinsetl, Craighead and Cross Counlies Peace Officers Association. Let's Discuss The Truth The office of Prosecuting Attorney for the Second Judicial Circuit is one in which truth and integrity should be vital requirements. Throughout this campaign Gerald Pearson has stuck 'o the truth, seeking your vote on the basis of his qualifications and without criti- cim of his opponent. As the father of two fine young children who have been active in his campaign, Gerald Pearson will not stoop to smears and false charges in an effort to be elected, Gerald Pearson has earned his promotion, is obligated to no group and solicils your vole slriclly on his qualifications. Your support will be appreciated by Gerald Pear- ion, his family and friends throughout the distrlcl. Let's Elect Gerald PEARS Prosecuting Attorney (Paid for by Gerald Pearson)

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