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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 5, 1968
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McCarthy Seeks Kennedy Support . By WALTER R. MEARS enthusiasm for his one-issue, Associated Press Writer six-state primary campaign, he WASHINGTON (AP - Sen. sharply disagrees with critics Eugene J. McCarthy bejieves a word of support from a Kennedy —almost any Kennedy—would be a big help to his challenge to who suggest his effort already is collapsing. "I don't know what some people expect of me," he said at a news conference Thursday. "I sue" when the primary campaign begins. President Johnson in several presidential primaries. really couldn't go down and tear McCarthy is known to have down the fence around the voiced dissatisfaction because White House and storm the no such words have been forth- building." coming from either Sen. Robert McCarthy also reported that F. Kennedy, D-N.Y., or Sen. Ed- his effort is not well-financed at ward M. Kennedy, D-Mass. .the moment. But he said he is Like the Minnesota Democrat, I confident (here will be "ade- both Senators Kennedy have quate funds to present the is- been critical of Johnson's policy in the Vietnam war. But neither has done anything to align himself politically with McCarthy on that issue. Sources familiar with McCarthy's view said he feels the two Kennedys are perhaps the only congressional colleagues whose support would bolster his campaign, particularly in the New Hampshire and Massachusetts primaries. 'Other men who would seem to be likely allies also have been silent. But many of them are running for re-election next year-men like Sen, J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark.,w and Wayne Morse, D-Ore. McCarthy, it was said, understands their position, and feels that their endorsement would be to have much impact unlikely anyhow. The Minnesota senator also Is known to be concerned about building momentum for his campaign. "You can't just fade away," he remarked to one visitor. This is believed to be a key factor in his decision to enter the year's opening primary, the New Hampshire race on March 12. To campaign there, he dropped a planned trip to Vietnam this winter. Candidate tours of the war zone are being overdone, he feels. On that point, McCarthy cites the experience of Michigan Gov. George Romney, a Republican candidate for the presidency, who harvested adverse publicity during a year-end trip to Vietnam. The paign New offers Hampshire cam- GETTING INTO THE GAME Is easy with this new on-the-course shelter to protect golfers caught unexpectedly in bad weather. This prototype of the glass fiber shelter, made as an exact shape of a golf ball, is shown at Sunningdale, England. Its developers claim it can be erected within one hour. Survey Shows: Families Foot Viet Funeral Bills Blytheville (Art.) Courier Newt - Friday, January S, 19M- Pift Mail Rate Hike May Do Trick for 5 Years By STEPHEN M. AUG Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - A postal official says that while it's still possible 'the new $900 niilllon-a-year postal rate in- Under I he new postal rale ccl post, 1S7 per cent, schedule, rales for Ihird class Third class "junk" mail will go up about 34 per cent and sec- cover 72 to 75 per cent of its P.ond class—newspapers and cost, compared with 61 per cent jmagazines—will go up about 2<ljunder the old rates. Second per cent. class will cover about 33 per When all the new rates are In cent compared with 29 per cent crease may not be enough ies. cffect flrsl c | ass mai | wm COV er now. Collectively, revenue for hopeful there won't be another 1IO cnt of i(s cosl ir . mai| : al| mai , win finance about „„ rf "h C <i°'M !V h f arSi • , , 'le« er s "9 Per cent, and air par- i per cent of the handling cost. Ralph w. Nicholson, assistant postmaster general in charge of finance and administration commented Thursday In answer to a reporter's questions. The rate hike that becomes effective Sunday will raise the price of mailing a loiter from five to six cents. Airmail letters from eight to ten cents, post cards from four to five cents and air postal cards from six to eight cents. Nicholson noted (hat even after the rate hike the annual deficit in postal operations won't disappear. The current deficit is about $644 million. Winter Punching Away at Nation By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS-was compounded by a wildcat Winter belled the country with I strike by Houghton County Road subzero cold from Montant to Commission employes which Maine today. Temperatures tumbled to near zero as far south as Kentucky and Tennessee. No immediate relief of conse- halted plowing operations. Snow removal crews from adjacent counties opened the county's •. two major highways—U.S. 41 and M26-but all secondary virtually irri- VIETNAM FUNERALS BJT By JEAN HELLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Many grieving American families have been forced to help pay for burying sons arid husbands killed in Vietnam because government funeral allowances fall short of covering costs, a survey shows. Families interviewed by The Associated Press reported the Lance Cpl. Robert M. Cartel of Wheaton, Md., died in Vietnam in November. He was buried the same month at Arlington National Cemetery. "I'd say I paid out three times what I got from the government," said Cartel's father, Salvatore. "And I don't think I did anything special or expensive for my boy." A Virginia woman who asked not to be identified said she had funerals cost them from $300 to i to take $650 "from our daugh- $700 more than tiie government! ter's college fund to pay for my most $1,000 but all the government was willing to pay for a man who gave his life for his country was 5300." Some funeral home officials said .in a cost sampling taken in more than a dozen areas across the nation that they voluntarily cut their charges on services for the Vietnam dead to keep the cost to the soldiers' families within . the government allowance limits. \Vilh the increase, the deficit;quince was in sight for North-Iroads remained is expected to drop to ?479 mil- ern slates numbed by nearly 'passable. 1 an by the end of the current 170 weeks of arctic cold snaps ; Temperatures dipped to 20 be- : num. coffin and flown to ms, fiscal year next June 30. by rvecping out of Canada in close low across the Upper Peninsula. home town al government ex- June 30, 1969, it should be down .succession. | Another lake-generated storm pense. His family is given an al- to $415 million, but by June 30, lowaiice for his burial. 1970, Nicholson predicts, it will e(1 for Montana 6asl ot the Con . The amount of «ie allowance beJJack up to $436 million. jtinental Divide, and the Weath- is prescribed by military regulation based on surveys of aver- Blizzard warnings were post- swept off Lake Ontario into age prices for "essential" funeral and burial services throughout the country, government sources said. The rate increase Was tied to er Bureau said the storm would a series of pay raises for the na- be followed by a new colH wave tion's 450,000 postal workers, hler today and tonight. Hazard- The raises are in three seeps: 6 ous driving warnings extended per cent effective retroactively j southward into Wyoming ^vestern Upstate New York and buried the Booneville area under 14 inches of snow. Blowing and drifting snow were widespread across much of New York State, and some | to last Oct. 7; 5 per cent effec- ast into the Plains. provided. 'husband's funeral. It cost us al-1 placed in a flag-draped alumi- When a serviceman dies in : the body in its m iii tary coffin to Vietnam, his body is embalmed, | a m i]j tary pos t or national cem- A family gets $175 if It agrees ! tive next -""'J 13 and ' a ve M°-b e The mercury slid to 21 below to have the military transport * and i secondary roads were drifted., shut. An elevated highway and July 1969. Seeks Draft Board Restraint in Court By BARRY SCHWEID Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - On October 15, 1965, Wills I that destruction of a draft card University of Washington gradu ate student is asking the Supreme Court to bar draft boards from speeding the induction of young men who destroy their | wrote his draft board in Berke- Alley, Calif., that "I have inten- McCartliy an op-1 draft cards to protest the Viet- pnrtunity to get his presidential nam war. challenge moving, although he acknowledges it will be a very lough race. While McCarthy concedes the problem of building a national The appeal by Russell Milton Wills, 28, is the first attempt to draw the court into the controversy over redassifying student protesters. tionally destroyed my draft card and will henceforth refuse to carry another .,." Reacting quickly, the board declared Wills a "delinquent," stripped him of his student classification and made him 1-A, He refused to be inducted, was tried, found guilty and sentenced to five years in prison. The heart of Wills' appeal to the Supreme Court is the claim Circuit Court the law now the hear the etery for military services and a military burial. In such a ceremony, the family must pay only for its own transportation to and from the cemetery. The allowance is $150 if the body is transported to a civilian funeral home or church with » military burial later and $300 IE both funeral and burial are to be civilian. Officials at several military announced amount effective In zjro at International Falls, I Minn., and to 5 below at Minne- These pay hikes will consume a lolis-St. .Paul. Readings near much of what the post office gets from the increased revenue resulting from the rate rise. 20 below were expected as far south as Milwaukee. Bitter cold temperatures set- is "a peaceful act of symbolic j posts and national cemeteries, speech" protected by the Consti- including Arlington National Cemetery, the national cemetery at Marietta, Ga., West tution against punishment. In a case to be heard by the high court later this month, Da- i Point and Ft. Riley, Kan., said vid P. O'Brien of Framingham, I $75 is sufficient to cover costs as i Mass., is making a similar long as burial is in the military claim in challenging the 19651 casket in a plain grave with a federal law that makes it a j cemetery-supplied marker, The postal deficit isn't allJ^.i^^Kentucky Mdjftnnes- however, that the taxpayer pays""" "" '" '"" " " "" "" " to keep the post office operating. The post office budget for She current year is about $6.488 allllon. The post office—under the old rate schedule—will have revenues estimated at $5.253 billion. The difference—or $1.235 billion—is what the taxpayer ,?"" supplied to keep the post office |' cy ^ operating beyond what it receives from its customers. Of this amount, $591 million is considered to be st of crime to burn a draft card. Burial in a new coffin, erec- the "public the the amount expected to be supplied by the taxpayers to subsidize services considered to benefit O'Brien's punishment was I f i°n of a monument or burial in everybody, including free mail Ethics Committee Nears Decision By JOHN CHACWICK Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate's bipartisan ethics committee is nearing completion of its proposed standards of conduct for senators, Senate offi- its ethics committee. Advocates of financial disclosure had their cause bolstered by former President Dwight D. Eisenhower in a recent magazine article. Shortly before Congress ad- cials and Senate employes. stennis At the heart of the code it will !„„„„„', submit is expected to be some journed last month, Sen. John Financial disclosure !s only part of Hie code of conduct the ethics committee is expected to recommend. Stennis said that during the last two years the committee has attempted to explore most of the problems of ethical con- prosecution under that law and a six-year sentence. The U.S. in Boston ruled a vault all would run consider- !for the blind) , ower rales for bly over the allowance. 'nonprofit organizations and re- say Iduced rates for educational see in the wake of an ice storm which blazed both states earlier in the week. Early morning lows around 8 above were indicated at Nashville. Ice clung to some secondary roads in Kentucky, but most were open and pass, Tennessee roads remained in spots, but most schools able to reopen in both ^'ates after weather-extended holiday vacations. Snow dusted parts of the Northern slates, but with a few exceptions amounts were light. A blizzard sweeping off Lake Superior dumped a foot of snow on Houghlon, in Michigan's Up- pei Peninsula. The situation bridge at Buffalo had to be ;. closed four hours during the night due to blowing snow and" slippery pavements. Schools and other daily affairs ; continued, though on a sometimes delayed basis, in much of ~ the zero-blocked Northern region. Motor club officials report- Jed they were swamped with rouble calls from motorists in Paul all through Thursday. : -: Funeral home officials unconstitutional and j things get much more expensive Supreme Court will when any part of the ceremo- Justice Department's nies involve them. appeal. Wills claims that his reclassification was punishment. The court is likely to say by the time "It's just not possible to stay •within the allowances," said James Eaton of the Joseph Gawlcr Sons funeral home in materials. * * * The remaining $644 million— what's neither a public service Cost nor covered by revenues- is the deficit. In theory, revenue from all it hears the O'Brien case wheth- j Washington. "If we had to bury [postal services as a group must D-Miss,, the ethics duct by senators and Senate kind of financial disclosure requirement. committee chairman, said it expected to put its recommendations into final form shortly. He asked that the Senate lead- Whatever form this takes, it is l er ship set a time for taking up certain to lead to controversy | its proposed standards of con- within the Senate over the diffi- d uc t ] a ter this month. However, cult and sensitive issue of how, ac ij on mav b e delayed since a far, if at all, men should be compelled to go in disclosing (tie amount and the sources of their income, assets, liabilities and business and professional activities. Sen. Joseph S. Clark, D-Pa., has'been a leading advocate of requiring senators and all Senate aides earning $10,000 a year or more to file and make public annually a detailed financial report. An outspoken foe has been Senate Republican Leader Everett M.Dirksen of Illinois, who contends that financial disclosure proposals would make second-class citizens out «f senators. Sources close to the ethics committee, officially titled The Select Committee on Standards and Conduct, indicate it will take a moderate approach Biat will not go as far as Clark would like but that will not suit Dirksen, either. The sharp division in the Senate was reflected in the 46-42 vote by which Clark's proposal was rejected last Sept. 12. Although Clark was defeated, the vote was the closest yet. And en* argument used against him was that the Senate should wait for UM recommendation «f aides that have arisen in recent years. These include tiie case of Bobby Baker, the former secretary to the Senate's Democratic majority who became a millionaire while on the Senate payroll. He was convicted a battle over a civil rights bill theft, conspiracy may tie up the Senate after it tax evasion. returns on Jan. 15. And last June (he Senate cen- er it will grant a hearing to Wills. Last October, Lt. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey, director of Selective Service, recommended that students who throw away or tear up their draft cards be declared delinquent. In a follow-up letter Hershey said persons who illegally interfere with the draft or military recruiting could lose their deferments. Tills touched off protests—and lawsuits—that the draft was being used unconstitutionally to punish protesters of the Vietnam war. year ago of! In early December, Hershey and income and Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark said draft registrants involved in "lawful protest activities 1 ' a boy for $300 we'd have to give him a pauper's funeral." Several Los Angeles area funeral directors said they found the $300 allowance adequate for the funeral services but not adequate to buy a grave sile. In civilian cemeteries "acceptable" $169 to $500, they estimated. Newcomer's, one cover the cost of operating the Post Office Department — with the exception of the public serv- ce cost. Thus, revenue from the higher priorities of mail— first class and air mail, For example— will more than cover the cost of han- BRIDGES FOE PROFIT BHOPAL, India (AP) - Mad- Ihya Pradesh State believes it. has developed a scheme which ' will provide the state with the. many bridges it needs but can not afford. Contractors are ceing asked, to build pontoon or other inex--. pensive bridges at their own-,, cost, Then they will be permitt- • ed to charge tolls for a specified period, judged sufficient to recover costs and make a profit •< of City's largest funeral dling this mail. Revenue from hwer classes— third class ad- Kansas vertising circulars, for example homes, j— covers only part of its cost be- charges a standard $250 for cause it's handled on a lower servicemen—and averages a priority basis. $175 loss on each such funeral ] performed, it says. In New York City, a funeral home official said: "It's costing IN THE PROBATE COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUN- sured one of its own members, I need not fear priority call-ups. Sen. Thomas J. Dodd, D-Conn., on a finding by the committee that he had converted at least TY, ARKANSAS i«i« nM - ,-.- , , j IN THE MATTER OF THE ES-r^Vu p , tlcal funds FATE OF VESTER BAKER, De- P e l sonal beneflt ceased. No. 4609 Last known address of decedent: Manila, Arkansas Date of Death: December 1967 NOTICE The undersigned was appooint- ed executrix of the estate of the above decedent on the 22nd day of December, 1967. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six months from the date of the first publication ot this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. Tills notice first published the 29th day of December, 1967. Dorothy Wright, Executrix In Care Of: Ed B. Cook Attorney for the Executrix Main & Railroad Street! Blytheville, Arkansas IMS, 14 Committee sources said the proposed standards of conduct will definitely deal with testimo- 2 I nial fund-raising affairs such as figured in the Dodd case. James Marlow, who usually writes this column, ii ill. And at the end of the year, Joseph A. Califano Jr., special assistant to President Johnson, told a group of concerned college presidents that the Selective Service System "is not an instrument to repress and punish unpopular views." 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