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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62—NO. 129 BLTTHBVILLB, ARKANSAS (7281B) SATURDAY, AUGUST 13.1966 TIN CENTS 10 PAGES Bobbies Hunt Killers LONDON (AP) - Arms and tear gas were issued to some of London's 18,000 police today as, they hunted for the men who gunned down three unarmed policemen ' Friday on a West End street. Only in exceptional cases are arms issued to British police. Police were warned the killers probably would not hesitate to kill again. Investigators were warned not to work alone. The victims, gunned down opposite a park where, several children were playing, were rid- Jng in an unmarked car, used in patrol and undercover work. A 10-year-old boy who witnessed the shooting told Scotland Yard officials a fat man with a black beard shot at one of the victims, chased him, knocked him to the ground and shot him. "Then the man with the black beard got into the police car and drove over the man in the road. I ran away because I was frightened. As I ran I heard several more shots," the boy said. The policemen had stopped their car near Wormwood Scrubbs Prison to question three or four men in a parked auto. Why they wanted to question the men may never be known. "Only three men know the full story — and they are dead. But they must have had a reason," 8 Scotland Yard spokesman said. He gave this account: As Detective Sgt. Christopher Tippett Head, 30, walked toward he parked car he was shot through the head and fell to the roadway. Detective Constable David Wombwell, 25, father of two, was shot through the heart as he went to Head's aid. Constable Geoffrey Fox, 41, driver of the car and father of three, was shot as he drove the car at one of the gunmen. Fox's body was pushed from behind the steering wheel before one of the attackers drove the car over one of the policemen in the street. Armed police, furnished with a description of the car and its license number, surrounded a house in North London Friday night and took a onetime owner of the car in for questioning. He said he had sold the car about a year ago to a mechanic. The mechanic had sold it to someone else. The last time three policemen were killed in a single incident was in 1910, when the late Sir Winston Churchill, then home secretary, directed shotgun- armed Bobbies in a battle against supposed anarchists in London's East End. Miss River To be Named CARUTHERSVILLE - Miss Mississippi River for 1966 will be crowned Aug. 28 as part of the Triangle Boating Club's annual celebration. Contestants must be single and between 14 and 22 years old. Cleat Stanfill will be master of ceremonies and Bob McCoy of Monette, Ark., will supply music at the organ. NEW ARENA —.The new Madison Square Garden is beginningjto take shape among the buildings of midtowh Manhattan. The steel skeleton of the huge new sports arena is going up-where Pennsylvania Station once stood. Fifth Anniversary East Germans Hail 'The Wa By MARTIN ZUCKER BERLIN (AP) - Steel-helmeted workers marched with tommy guns and flowers today as Communist East Germany celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Berlin Wall. The parade in East Berlin which opened with a speech by Communist party boss Walter Ulbricht, was part of a rally hailing the wall as a victory for East German socialism and a defeat for Western aggression. Osceola Firm Seeks Workers Don Watson, personnel manager at the American Greetings in Osceola, says he has received "a pretty good flow of applications" since announcing earlier this week plans to hire an additional 300 people for the company's rush season. Jobs are available both for full - time and part - time employment, Watson said. "We have day and night shifts for full - time workers and a 5 to 9 shift for part-time people. These part - time openings will surely offer housewives and students a chance to boost their income." Watson stressed that these additional order - filling jobs do not require heavy labor. He said applicants may either write for application forms or call for ttiem at the company's personnel office. "All applicants will then arrange with us a later appointment. "We employ a great many Blytheville people now, so naturally we welcome other applicants from Blytheville." Watson said the seasonal employment boost will bring the total work force at the company to 1,500 by Chirstmas. Ulbricht told the massed sol-1 of Germany. diers, workers and spectators, that tjt East German action on Aug. 13, 1961 "saved the peace (and prevented) the planned aggression of West German re- vengerseekers. "The population of the German Democratic Republic justly celebrates this day," he said. "The West German imperialists had a detailed political, economic and military plan for the annihilation (of East Germany) worked out. "The foresight, the cold-bloodedness and resolve and magnificent leadership of the (East German) government and its allies are to thank that no bullets fell on that day." Ulbricht's speech was followed by more than one hour of parading along Unter Den Lin- A parade through East Berlin by paramilitary units, a rally and a speech by Walter Ulbricht, head of the Communist government, topped the program for the celebration. The Communists this year are drawing attention to the wall for the first time and claiming it represents a victory and a success for the Ulbricht regime. East Berliners have been urged to participate in the rally to show their support "on the fifth anniversary of securing he border in face of aggressive policies of militaristic West Germany." The wall was constructed at a time when hundreds of persons were fleeing every week from the Communist zone of Germany to the west across the open den Boulevard. But West Berlin Mayor Willy trained Brandt denounced the celebration as "perverse," and West German Chancellor Ludwig Erhard predicted that "the wall of shame" would tumble in ruins With the eventual reunification Ships Collide Off Dover DEAL, England (AP) - The Coast Guard said a Dutch coaster and Greek steamer collided today in the Straits of Dover. The 397-ton Hunzeborg flying the Dutch flag radioed an S.O.S. and was reported in a "bad way." The Greek ship, identified by the Coast Guard as the 6,496-ton Diamandis, was reported standing by and appeared in no trouble. The Hunzeborg radioed, 'Still afloat, drifting on deck cargo." This indicated the small vessel was carrying a cargo of timber. The skipper said he would try to beach the vessel between Deal and Dover. border in Berlin. Many were skilled workers and highly professional people whom the Communist government could ill afford to lose. With the erection of the wall, the refugee flow was cut to a trickle. In a radio and television speech Friday night, Brandt attacked the Communists for making a celebration "out of the deep wounds of our people." "Nothing can justify a celebration when orders are given to shoot people who want to go from Germany to Germany," he said. Erhaid charged the East Germans' propaganda was an attempt to distract attention "from their political and moral defeat, falsifying it as a victory." In contrast to the East German celebration, the anniversa. ry is being observed quietly and solemnly in the west. Members of the city government and representatives of labor, political and civic groups arranged to place dozens of wreaths along the wall as memorials to the 58 persons known to have been killed while trying to flee to West Berlin. Pemiscot KO's County Post By HERB WIGHT Staff Writer CARUTHERSVILLE - When the first school bell rings in the fall of 1967, Pemiscot County schools will operate without a county superintendent of schools. For the first time in more than 60 years a raft of what some call "minor duties" will be dumped into the county court's hopper. The county superintendent's post was eliminated during last week's election by a narrow 112-vote barpin. Because of the voters' decision the .?9,000 allocated for the department will be free for UM elsewhere. But some of that $9,000 will be nibbled away caring for bus inspections, organizing county sports tournaments, the science fair and annual spelling bee. Someone will have to compile and publish the annual county school directory and make reports on the number of handicapped children in the county. Approving budget estimates will have to be handled elsewhere. Someone other than the j county superintendent will have to keep minutes and make reports on meetings of the County School Board and County Superintendents Association. "In other words the school superintendents are going to be a whol* lot busier thin they were before," according to present | served in the county spot for a County School Superintendent Melvin Manning. » * * Because of his position Manning would be expected to voice approval of the post he will vacate by July, 1967. And he does feel the office "was a worthwhile thing," but not because he intended to make the position a career. "The County School Board asked the governor to appoint me and I agreed to handle it for two years. I have made other plans for after that time," he said. Manning resigned as Hayti High School principal—an office h* held seven yean, Hi bu year and a month. Although there has been talk of hiring a coordinator to pick up the loose ends when the county post is absolved, Manning says he won't be interested. "The job I have now only pays $6,000 a year and what they are talking about will pay less." Manning now holds an BSD (educational specialist degree) and is working on his doctorate in education at the University of Tennessee. The retired Air Force major said he should have nft trouble getting • other employment, "and," he said with a laugh, "you have to go where the money is." Record Loss 13 Jets Gunned By North Viets By GEORGE McARTHUR SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) —Two U.S. warplanes were shot down by Communist ground fire over North Viet Nam Friday, the U.S. military command announced today. The losses raised to 13 the number of American planes downed this week, the highest weekly toll of the war. It also boosted to 334 the total number U.S. aircraft reported lost over North Viet Nam since the air war began over the north. An Air Force release said "two Air Force crews were downed by ground fire." There was no immediate explanation for the reference to crews, but a spokesman said the release obviously meant that two planes were lost. The communique identified the planes as an F105 Thunder- chief and an RF101 Voodoo reconnaissance plane. The crews were listed as mi«sing. North Viet Nam had claimed that six U.S. aircraft were shot down and 'several air pirates captured." The worst previous toll of American planes for a single week was 11 during the week of July 17-23. Earlier, it was announced that a flight of U.S. Air Force F105 Thunderchiefs tangled with two Communist MIG17s Friday. i, Air Force and Navy pilots laid eight Soviet-built ground-to- air missiles were fired at them, but -a spokesman said there was no indication any hit the American planes. Both of the MIGs and one of the Thunderchiefs were damaged in the four-minute air battle. The MIGs damaged were credited to Air Force Capt. Norman L. Wells, 33, Unionville, Va, and Capt. Richard E Steere, 33, Inglewood, Calif The MIGs jumped the Thun- derchiefs about 45 miles northwest of Hanoi while the American planes were flying cover for a downed pilot, the spokesman said. . The MIG's broke off the encounter. It was the first time since July 24 that U.S. planes had encountered Communist aircraft The flight was one of a num- >er that attacked oil storage •acilities and supply lines in the north. In the ground war, little contact with the enemy was reported. Premier Nguyen Cao Ky, returning home from a three-day state visit to the Philippines, told newsmen he thought the North Vietnamese would accept defeat within the next two or three years and "maybe even earlier." He also reiterated his statement that a partial wihdrawal of U.S. forces in Viet Nam might be possible in two years. "We have made a lot of prog- Hospital Here Is For Medicare Less than two months after the Department of Health, Education and Welfare denied Doctor's Hospital participation in the Medicare programs, certification has been granted. The announcement was made today by Ralph Dugger, Social Security Administration officer. Early in July, 1966, HEW's John M. Mullane turned the hospital down because of alleged violations of civil right's requirements. At that time three of the hospital's administrators lodged a protest with HEW, claiming that no sucli violations had occured. Doctors F. E. Utley, president E. H. Ball, vice president and C. E. Holcomb, secretary, said in a letter to Mullane, "Therefore, after consideration of all (these) facts, we are of the opinion that you (Mullane) are quil- ty of gross discrimination against our hospital and therefore the elderly persons of this community." No HEW officials or any of the hospital's administrators could be reached for comment this morning In addition to Doctor's Hospital four other hospitals in the county are certified for the Medicare program, Chickasawba Hospital, Osceola Memorial Hospital, Manila's Shaneyfelt Clinic and Leachville's Rodman's Hospital ress militarily, economically and politically in the last 14 months," he said. "If we can continue this progress I believe we will be strong enough to defend ourselves." The air action in the north Friday included a strike by Air Force jets on a fuel storage area near Quang Khe, about 20 miles north of Dong Hoi. Pilots reported heavy black smoke and numerous fires. Navy fighter-bombers pounded fuel storage areas 13 miles northeast of Haiphong, the spokesman said, and pilots reported that one storage tank exploded and two or three others were ruptured. Large secondary fires were reported. Air Force pilots also hit City Faculty Not Complete "Last week, we hired two teachers and then had two other teachers ask to be released from Sieir contracts...so we just broke even for the week." And this how it has been going for Blytheville Schools Supt. J. K. Williams. Today, Williams reported that the district has eight teaching vacancies with the opening of sciiool only two weeks away. "Employment of teachers has been very difficult," Williams said. 'We have had a number of teachers under contract for this coming year, but we've had this situation where they have asked for releases to take other positions." Right now, tile district has six vacancies in elementary school and two in junior high. "If anyone knows of any qualified teachers who would like to apply, we'd like to hear from them. They must have at least a bachelor's degree," Williams said. Classes, however, will begin with substitute teachers if no regular teachers are signed, he said. The pre - school workshop for teachers will be Friday and Monday (Aug. 26 and 29. First day of classes (which will end at noon) is Aug. 30. trucks on highways in the southern panhandle of North Viet Nam and claimed 9 destroyed and 12 damaged. . ; In the south, 22 U.S. Marine and Air Force jets pounced on, a group of Communists spotted" in the open 22 miles southwest of Hue and reported killing 37, the spokesman said. • ".".'.' The North Vietnamese also reported that Maj. James KaS- ler, one of the top U.S. pilots in the Viet Nam War who was captured Monday, and another pilot had asked for "leniency of the Vietnamese people for their crimes." ,''' Kasler led the first raid on Hanoi fuel dumps June 29, and the other pilot, identified by Hanoi 'as Capt. Wiley Shattuck, 34, accompanied him. In other developments: — The U.S. Senate Approprlai tions Committee called for "im-' mediate consideration" of the use of National Guard or Reserve units in Viet Nam. - ; Calling the situation a scandal, Sen. Richard B. Russell, D- Ga., said, "Men who have enough pull to get into the Reserve or National Guard units are not being sent to fight, while he man across the street who is drafted lands in Viet Nam." — President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines indicated he thought an appeal by the Philippines, Thailand and to laysia for - an Asian-sponsored Viet Nam peace conference might succeed if it received less publicity. — Marcos and Ky, in a joint communique at the end of Ky's visit, said they "recognized the need for closer relations and more cooperative endeavor among Asian countries of like mind and interest in order to promote greater peace and prosperity." On Strike Secrecy Veils Talks By NEIL GILBRIDE AP Labor Writer WASHINTON (AP) - A veil of secrecy dropped today over government efforts to win an airlines settlement that would save Congress the political pain of forcing the 35,400 striking medchanics back to work It was learned that federal officials privately prodded negotiators Friday in the hopes of getting them back to the bargaining table, but there was no hint of progress. Unless negotiators for the five strikebound airlines and the FL-CIO International Association of Machinists reach a voluntary settlement, reluctant House members will begin deliberating next week back-to- work legislation passed by the Senate and approved by the House Commerce Committee. The House committee voted Convicted Killer Agrees with Sentence .PHOENIX, Ariz. - Toriio- thy Malumphy, 23, was convicted Friday night of two counts of murder, then congratulated the prosecutor for doing a good job. He had taken the stand earlier and asked the jury to convict him "I should die." he said. The slain men, Robert Lee Bartlebaugh, 25, and Constantine Karabogius, 30, didn't deserve to live, Malumphy told the jury. They were waiters at plush suburban restaurant, like Malumphy. The shooting was April IS. Superior Cout Judge Donald Daughton will ponounce sentence Aug. 25. The jury recommended the death penalty. the legislation 17 to 13 Friday, but the measure is not expected to get to the House floor until Thursday — baring special action by the Rules Committee * * * Committee Chairman Harley 0. Staggers, D-W. Va., predict ed a 'chaotic situation" when the election-minded congressmen take up a bill under which Congress would order the strikers back to work for 30 days and give President Johnson power to keep them on the job for another 150 days. "It will have an awful time in the house." the congressman said. It is expected that efforts will be made on the House floor to amend the bill to provide for government seizure of the airlines, a move that failed in both House and Senate committees. Meanwhile, sources said there is little hope of realistic negotiations unless the airlines boosted | November. at least slightly the contract offer that had been rejected by the strikers in an overwhelming vote July 31. That offer would have provided over three years an estimated package of increased wages and fringe benefits of 72 cents an hour. Top mechanics now earn $3.52 per hour plus fringe benfits. * * * But there are indications that negotiators for the airlines — United, Northwest, Eastern, National and Trans World ..— are inclined to await the outcome of the legislation before making any new contract offers. AFL-CIO President George Meany and other labor leaders have made it clear they will view any legislation as antila- bor, a warning that will have considerable effect on the thinking of members of Congress who are up for re-election • in Puzzling Bird Is Pigeon It was a bird. It certainly wasn't a plane or Superman that came swooping down out of yesterday's drizzly sky. But what kind of bird was it? "It looked like an eagle or hawk to me," observer said. "I've identified it as a pigeon, a very old pigeon, but a pigeon," asserts City Attorney Edsel Harber, 708 Illinois. And Harber ought to know. Not because he is a boy bird watcher from times past—because he's not—but because the wayward fowl has selected Harber's housetop and carport as his (or her) perch. And, after close scrutiny with a pair of field glasses, Harber discovered that the critter not only is an over-sized pigeon, but it is a hairy-footed over-sized pigeon. '.'• "It's noi actually hairs but feathers on its feet. It sure looks strange," he said. At last report tlu bird was munching on bread crumbs donated by neighborhood children. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiniiiiiiiiiiiuiiiininiiiiiiNiiiiiiiiiiiiHi Weather Forecast Cloudy and mild with showers and a few thundersnowers through Sunday. High Sunday in the upper 70s and low 80s, Low tonight 68-72.