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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 5, 1968
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62—NO. 247 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS (72315) FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 1967 14 PAGES 10 CENTS Haiphong Incident Draws Warning Russ Says Bomb Disables Ship MOSCOW (AP) - The Soviet |North Vietnamese harbor. Itfthorities will be compelled to I Tass the Soviet news asencv government claimed that a So- said there were no casualties, carry out measures to insure ' <?oviet Ambassador Anatoly F. the safety of Soviet ships" going by an American air raid on Hai- phong Thursday, Moscow Radio reported. The broadcast said the Soviet government protested to the U.S. government. The broadcast said the Soviet merchant ship Pereslav- Zales- sky was damaged by a bomb Dobrynin delivered the protest in Washington to Secretary of State Dean Rusk Thursday the report said. In Washington, the U.S. State Department declined immediate comment. The Soviet note said that "in connection with the situation to North Vietnam. order, the stern was smashed It pointed out that Moscow iand tnere are holes in tne ship > s had protested previous incidents j hull . _ as a result of an Io . in which it maintained Soviet sion of an aerial bomb „ ships were damaged by U.S. It said the attack occurred planes. The note accused the United States of "drawing no appropri- **"j "«-"• — W»»»»-£*,M H j u wwiuu |\,uimcv.i,juii VTIUI uic oiiuaiiuil ale uUIHJl during an American raid on the I that is being created, Soviet au- warnings." ate conclusions from these during the late afternoon. It said the ship had carried a cargo of food to Haiphong. State Law Bars Deficit By ED SHEARER Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The state of Arkansas' financial plight today is a serious problem, but talk of any deficit at the end of the current biennium is nothing more than talk—because of the Revenue Stabilization Act Under the 1945 under the administration of in Budget 1967-69 biennium. However, in , Since the law does not allow the second year, current trends for deficit spending, cuts must in spending and collection of be made in some programs if revenue indicate that the state there is no increase in the Tass said Capt. Boris Tsevet- skov, the Pereslav- Zalessky's master, radioed this report of the bombing: The American planes bombed Saiphong for two hours from altitudes of 1,500 to 1,800 feet in clear weather. Seven bombs landed 10 to 20 yards from the Soviet ship, while an eighth—a delayed ac- jtion bomb—hit a loaded barge j about six feet from the ship's I port side and exploded 25 minutes later. "As a result of the blast, an mechanisms and a act, adopted in will fall more than $4 million short in fulfilling Allotment A for the 1968-69 .fiscal year as appreciated by the legislature. The state will be able to fill all of Allotment A and about ; 20 per cent of Allotment B in former Gov Ben Laney, there is no way that Arkansas can go into debt. It prohibits any agency from spending more than it receives. Julian Hogan, director of the state Administration Department, had a hand in the drafting of the act that controls the projected revenues. The state started several new programs during the previous biennium that included what Hogan terms the "windfall" year when the system of pay- eluding some from the Sovie n , water £ f flooding holes in n °'eS in SPACE EARS-Gnarled stump contrasts with 150-foot dish antenna at California's Stanford University. Using this antenna, Stanford will conduct experiment In communication to an interplanetary Pioneer spacecraft at distances up to about 200 million miles. while the pumps have broke: down. "There are no casualtie among the 41-man crew." Tass said later reports, in roll deductions of state taxes rrescue ship" Argus indicated the fiscal year ending next June j was started. At the same time .that the Pereslav-Zalessky „„*„.* c, * „.._ . c j t j zens ajjg were p a yj n g taxes icould not move under own pow 30. The projected $4.4 million deficit comes on June 30, 1969. •Hogan said the comptroller's office worked on the act in 1945. He said it was introduced because the state had a history of bad, inadequate financing dating back to 1874. "Each . legislature spent a for the previous year. That in effect, amounted to a double taxation for one year. Hogan said that just as the cost of living has gone up, so has the cost of government. Thus, the new programs, such as educational television and flow of revenue appropriated by good deal of time trying to bail I nine additional vocational-tech- the General Assembly "If the money is not there, each agency must share the losses," Hogan said Thursday. The act breaks down appropriations into three categories, A. B and C. It is designed to assure that each agency will get a percentage of its allotment under A. Such is the case during the first year of the gan said. the state out of financial trouble," Hogan said. "It seemed to be no way to get ou of it because the Constitution provided that every approia- tion by the legislature be enacted by a separate bill. "The' legislature never knew until it got home just how much it had over appropriated," Ho- Aborigines Find Missing Hikers KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia]fresh clothes. (AP)—Aborigine trackers found In' Altoona, Miss Laing's an American woman mission- mother said she never doubted ary teacher and three children]her daughter would be found "looking hungry and tired" to-jsafe. day after being lost for three days in the dense jungle of central Malaysia's Cameron Highlands. "I was so happy...I just shouted," Mrs. Nabel said. "I never had any doubts. I knew the Lord wouldn't forsake "It is difficult to bring th ship to a mooring dock because the port is literally strewn with delayed-action aerial bombs." report said. U.S. military spokesmen in Saigon refused to comment on he Soviet charge. Today's war See VIETNAM on Page 2 nical schools, have caused an increase in demands on state monies. The fact that revenues have increased at a lesser rate than in previous years also has caused a problem. Hogan said the general increase is normally 7 per cent or 8 per cent but so far this year has been at the rate of only 5 per cent or 6 per cent. And, he added, when one takes one or two per cent away from a budget in the $180 million range, it amounts to quite a bit of money. Some Capitol observers foresee a more acute financial problem at the start of the next biennium on July 1, 1969. Hogan, however, says that might not necessairly happen. He said that state law re- members," Halsell said. Y Teams Will Seek 300 Members Blytheville YMCA's annual membership drive begins Jan. 22, which is national YMCA Week. | Announcement of plans were made campaign today by Jerry Halsell, Y President. Dr. Gene Newberry will head At Boys Training Schools Legislation Urged On Desegregation LITTLE ROCK (AP)—A nil-1 Harris also agreed with John race were unconstitutional. ing Thursday by Judge Oren! W. Walker, a Little Rock attor- Harris will allow the legislature j ney, that desegregation of the to enact legislation providing for the desegregation of the white boys' training school at Pine Bluff and the Negro boys' training school at Wrightsville. training schools should take effect no later than the beginning of tJie school'term in September. Walker is the attorney for IT • 1 • i w*«A.l ii3 UIC ULLUl 11CV i\Jl Harris has given the state un, Mra . Nona Mae George . of ll iWflt'pn 15 tn -filo Q r\Ton inn .. --.• ~ • .- . ,il March 15 to file a plan in federal District Court for desegregation of the two institutions. Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller has :aid he would call a special ;ession of toe legislature Feb. Assistant State Atty. Gen. Robert D. Smith III told Harris hat the Arkansas Legislative Council had recommended a lill to the legislature that would istablish one board with au- bority over the boys' training chools and the. two girls' train- ng schools. The measure would ive the board the power to esignate the schools for the ustody and rehabilitation of ifierent types of juveniles with- Gould. Mrs. George's desegregation suit resulted in a ruling by the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals at St. Louis last May that assignments to the training school based on A part of the state statutes which says errant white youngsters should be sent to Pine Bluff and errant Negro youngsters to Wrightsville was declared -unconstitutional by the Court of Appeals. Walker also charged'that the state spends more money on the white boys' training schoo than on fee Negro boys' train ing school although the. Wrightsville facility accomodates more Peace Move Eyed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS What appears to be a peace feeler from North Vietnam is arousing interest in capitals vhere peace in Vietnam is a irime concern. U.S. officials say they are rying through foreign governments to .find out exactly what foreign Minister Nguyen Duy "Yinh meant when he said Sat- rday that his government will" discuss "relevant ques- ions" with the United States if be United States unconditional- y stops the bombing and other cts of war against North Viet- am. A year ago, Trinh had said essation of acts of war against forth Vietnam "could" get alks started. Some Americail fficials consider the difference etween Washington's and Ha- oi's conditions for talks have een narrowed. Others think Finn's statement may be part jof a new propagada effort to [mobilize foreign opinion against the U.S. bombing. They contend |it leaves a good many questions unanswered. The statement aroused hope in New Delhi and Ottawa, and South Vietnamese Foreign Minister Tran Van Do said Hanoi could be signaling an appreciable change in its position. Here are major developments following the broadcast ..of Trinh's statement at a reception in Hanoi: .'.'/. WASHINGTON-Secretary:; of State Dean Rusk told a news conference Thursday he does not yet know whether North Vietnam has changed its position but he would not dismiss/' Trinh's statement as propagaif- youngsters Dateline —. January 5 ~~ the project with Bob Gardner I out regard to race. as co-chairman. "We hope to sign up 300 new quires that a revolving budget ! und be maintained so that various departments can be advanced money to fulfill obligations until their revenues come Asst. Police Commissioner U. Ihis own and she sure belongs I in Santokh Singh said June Laing, to Him. It's been awful..this Hogan said this revolving 35, of Altoona, Pa., and the waiting. But I just kept trusting fund would probably contain children were found on a tea-in the Lord plantation about six miles from j A staff member at the Ameri- Cameron Highlands, a popular can Dalat School, where Miss hill resort 100 miles north of Kuala Lumpur. Singh said they were taken to about |10 million at the start of the next biennium. "the present problem is not one of ter- Laing teaches said police noti-|rible gloom," Hogan said, "be- fied the staff late this afternoon | cause the end of the biennium About 60 persons, who will be assigned to 15 teams, will be working in the affair. Prizes will go to those writing the most memberships. "We are getting lists of boys and girls, ages 9 to 12, from elementary schools and civic Harris said that if the legislature does not take action "then it's going to create quite ; problem in working out somt kind of an arrangement" for desegregation of the facilities Too Winded to Fight HICKORY, N.C. (AP) - "Did groups, businesses and individ- ;he P ut U P an y resistance?" po- uals will be able to purchase i' ice detective Jack Williams that the missing persons had j is still far enough off for the A kick-off breakfast is sched- - •" uint uic imaaiiig jjeiauila Halt ! ia ouji Lai ellUUgll Oil See HIKERS on Page 2 | legislature to solve it.' memberships for these children at $10 per year," Dr. Newberry stated. 'uled for Jan. 22. was asked after he and another officer chased and recaptured a man wanted for a burglary. "No," said Williams, "we iwere all too winded to fight." Blaiberg Home in Tkree Weeks? By DAVID J. PAINE Associated Press Writer CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Heart transplant patient Philip Blaiberg, feeling fine and "probably a little euphoric," can go home in about three weeks if his condition stays satisfactory Dr. Chris tiaan N. Barnard said today, and resume normal activity "within a few months." The surgeon, reporting optimistically on the second man has fitted with a new heart, said once Blaiberg is released he would return to Groote Schuur Hospital for daily examinations "We like to discharge heart patients as soon as possible," Btraird Mid. "The chance «f infection outside is less than in the hospital and if he does catch newsmen. The symptoms were like those which developed in an infection it is not likely to be j Louis Washkansky, the first hu- so resistant to drugs as an infection he might catch in the hospital" . A medical bulletin issued by the hospital today said Blai- bert's body was free of infection and showed no sigh of rejecting its transplanted heart. The patient took his first semisolid food since his operation three ago—some corn flakes and a soft boiled egg. Slight changes that showed up in the patient's electrocardiograph Thursday suggesting his body might be reacting adversely to the grafted heart were (one today, Barnard told man to undergo a heart transplant, whose body asserted its natural tendency to expel foreign tissues. Barnard commented Thursday that "perhaps we treated the last patient too early for rejection," indicating that antire- jection treatment may have weakened Washkansky's natural defenses against infection and made it Impossible for him to combat the pneumonia attack that killed him on Dec. 21, 18 days after receiving a young woman's heart. Expanding on a previous comment that Blaiberg'i organs. which had been affected by his old diseased heart, had now improved with the new heart, Barnard said: "The kidneys which had showed a disturbed function are returning to normal. The liver which was swollen and showing jaundice is also returning to normal. "To some extent the brain was affected—he was not feeling well. Now he is euphoric possibly showing a better supply of blood to the brain." In a news conference Thursday, Barnard emphasized the importance of the postoperative period in future heart transplants and said techniques to suppress the rejection tendency must be improved. As for the actual operation,'added. the surgeon said there were no differences in the Blaiberg and Washbansky grafts, although he noted that the first donor heart, coming from a woman, was smaller than the second from a man. "I do not think this made any difference in the final outcome," Barnard said. Barnard predicted the creation some day of heart banks as a source for transplants and said eventually they would include animal hearts. Primates would be the best choice, he said, but the baboon's heart is too small and "there are fewer gorillas in the world than humans." The most suita- | ble heart would be the pig's, he SMETHWICK, England (AP) — Two trains collided 'at Smethwick in the English Midlands today and a fleet of ambulances took 27 injured persons to hospitals. A British Railways spokesman said no deaths had been reported. One express was reported to have run into the rear of another near Smethwick's Rolfe Street Station. Wreckage blocked the main Birmingham-Manchester line. ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Quotable quote: "The white man has ruined the land, he has polluted it and put concrete pavement over it. Only the Indian knows how to care for the land so give it back to the Indians," Chief Burning Wood of the American Indian party said Thursday in announcing his candidacy in the March 12 New Hampshire presidential primary on an "Indian Power" platform. COATSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Fire swept a row house today and firemen said seven children apparently died as their mother stood outside screaming for help. Firemen in nearby Parkesburg blamed a faulty space heater, burning to ward off the subfreezing cold, for the fire that wrecked the home of Ralph Hoover, 30, and four adjacent houses. Seven of Hovoer's children were missing, and firemen said they were presumed dead in the blackened debris. Hoover, 30, his wife, Dorothy, and another child, Mary, 10, escaped. NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - LeRoi Jones, the Negro poet- playwright who advocates separation of the races, was sentenced to two and a half to three years in Trenton State Prison Thursday and fined $1,000 for possessing weapons during last summer's Newark riots. Essex County Judge Leon W. Kapp handed down the sentences to Jones and two codefendants in a length statement which drew several outbursts from the African-gowned Jones and several of his supporters. NEW YORK (AP) - Israeli Premier Lev! Eshkol, stopping over here en route to Texas to confer with President Johnson, says he is looking forward to discussing U. S.-Israel ties and the Middle East situation. Eshkol arrived by plane with his wife, Miriam, on Thursday for a nine-day visit to the United States. Israel reportedly is interested in obtaining American jet fighter-bombers in the hope of offsetting what it calls "i.n>m«nrim» Soviet arms supplies" lo Arab nations in the da. Other U.S. officials said the statement does not appear to answer completely President Johnson's San Antonio speech last September in which he offered to stop the bombing if productive talks with Hanoi were assured. These officials said at least hree points must be clarified: 1 whether Hanoi would start talks promptly, whether "relevant questions" meant substantial )eace issues, and whether it was significant that Trinh spoke an unconditional—not a permanent—halt to the bombing VIENTIANE - Informed ;ources in the Laotian capital aid North Vietnam has asked he governments of Laos, Cam- jodia and Burma if their capi- als are available for prelimi- ary peace talks. Premier Souvanna Phouma [was said to have made Vientiane available, but Phnom Penh —the Cambodian capital—was believed a more likely site. U.S. Ambassador Chester Bowles goes there soon to talk with Prince Norodom Sihanouk, the Cambodian chief of state, and there was speculation he might at the same time be in contact with North Vietnamese representatives there. I NEW DELHI-A spokesman jfor the Indian government j termed Trinh's statement "a great advance" and expressed hope the United States would re r spond. India is chairman of the International Control Commission set up to supervise the Geneva agreements that .divided Vietnam and ended French rule in the Indochina peninsula. PARIS—A spokesman for the North Vietnamese diplomatic See PEACE on Page 2 Middle East, iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin Weather Forecast Occasional light rain possibly mixed with some sleet beginning southwest and spreading to northeast tonight. Precipitation turning to a light freezing drizzle or fine snow before ending over the northwest tonight, but occasional light rain mixed wjth sleet will continue southeast'Sat- urday. Turning colder noifthi. west tonight and over the state Saturday. Low tonight }S-M northwest and 26-36 southart.

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