The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 16, 1966 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 16, 1966
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Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News - Tuesday, August 19, M68- Pigc Thru 133 Lash K North Viet Nam Targets I By ROBERT TUCKMAN jSAIGON, :South Viet Nam (4P) - Two Communist MIG17s attacked four U.S. Navy j jej s planes over North Viet Nam today in a short, swirling dogfight 70 miles south of Hanoi. It was the farthest south enemy jets are known to have ventured so far in the war. None of the planes was damaged in the encounter, the U.S. military command reported. The MIGs pounced on the carrier-based Navy A4 Skyhawks with 37mm cannon fire, a spokesman said. The Skyhawks took evasive action, he said, and broke off contact. Most of the previous aerial battles with Communist MIGs have occurred north and northwest of Hanoi, the North Vietnamese capital. The dogfight followed a day of near-record pounding of targets in North Viet Nam by U.S. fighter-bombers. Navy, Air Force and Marine planes flew 133 missions Monday against the Communist north, hitting 17 oil storage' depots and other targets, most of them in the Haiphong area and the southern panhindle. The strikes approached the record of 139 missions' flown against the north earlier this month. In South Viet Nam, ground action dwindled to light and scattered fighting. Even in the central highlands where a big scrap appeared to be shaping up, no contact had been reported since noon Monday. Air Force B52 bombers struck today at suspected Viet Cong storage sites and troop concentrations 75 miles northwest of Saigon in War Zone C near the Cambodian border. In the dogfight, the Navy planes from the carrier Oriskany were attacking a North Vietnamese train about 20 miles northeast of Thanh Hoa when the MIGs pounced on them. The spokesman said the Navy bombers damaged four boxcars be-, fore they left the scene. He said the Navy planes did not fire on the MIGs. The encounter lasted only a few minutes. In Monday's raids the spokesman said, Navy planes scored destructive hits on two oil dumps and damaged others. Skyhawks from the Oriskany hit the Tuc Tranh petroleum area three miles southeast of Thanh Hoa. The Navy said pilots scored direct hits with 500- pound and 1,000-pound bombs. Flames leaped 300 feet, and heavy black smoke rose 6,000 feet and was visible for 30 miles, pilots reported. Another flight of Skyhawks from the Oriskany struck an oil storage area northwest of Hai- phong. Pilots reported their bombs produced a large orange fireball that rose 1,500 feet and a pall of dark gray smoke covered the area. Overall in the raids Monday, pilots reported they destroyed or damaged 39 barges, 13 bridges, 65 military storage buildings, 19 trucks and four antiaircraft gun positions. In another development, Gen. William C. Westmoreland, American military commander in Viet Nam, ordered all his commanders to take all possible steps to cut Vietnamese civilian casualties to a minimum. Westmoreland's directive followed a series of mistaken U. S. or allied bombings on Vietnamese villagers during the past week. Since last Tuesday, three incidents of apparently mistaken attacks on villagers were reported. In a fourth incident, U. S. Air Force planes attacked a U. S. Coast Guard patrol boat. In the village incidents, a total of 3i Vietnamese civilians were killed and 132 were wounded. The U.S. Command, in a delayed report, announced the loss Sunday of a third U.S. Air Force F105 Thunderchief over North Viet Nam. The pilot was listed as missing. The spokesman said he bailed out but could not be rescued. The plane went down 110 miles northwest of Vinh. It was the 340th lost since the war over the north began two years ago. The North Viet Nam News Agency claimed another U.S. plane was shot down Monday vhile on a mission to strafe a "populated area" near Hanoi. There was no confirmation of the claim in Saigon. * * * . Monsoon rains drenched the battleground in the la Drang Valley near Pleiku in the central highlands, where elements of the U.S. 1st Cavalry (Airmobile) Division, the U.S. 25th Infantry Division and South rean troops were deployed against three regiments of North Vietnamese regulars. The last contact with the enemy was by the cavalry about mid-day Monday after the Communists broke off a 24-hour battle and avoided encirclement by the Americans. To the south, Viet Cong guerrillas attacked . the command post of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division near Lai Khe, about 30 miles northwest of Saigon. The Viet Cong lobbed an esti- nated 82 rounds of 81mm mortar shells and small-arms fire n the command post for nearly wo hours Monday night and arly today. The 1st Division troops countered with mortar, rtillery and small-arms fire. A J.S. spokesman said casualties 'ere light. Enemy casualties were not known. The U.S. Command also dis- losed a new operation called Toledo has been under way ince Aug. 10 in Phuoc Tuy, x>ng Khanh and Binh Tuy prov- nces. American and South Vietnamese troops are sweeping an area heavily hit last week by B52 bombers 45 miles northeast f Vung Tau. Over South Viet Nam, Ameri-an pilots flew 400 sorties Mon- iay and said they destroyed or lamaged 410 enemy huts, bunkers and other fortified posi- ions. South Vietnamese pilots lew an additional 244 sorties. Daily Record Weather a S. Weather Bureau Agricultural service Reiser. Ark. Thund.ershowers activity was mainly confined to north Arkansas yesterday at Harrison recorded 2.03 inches and Mammoth Springs had 1.63 inches. Warm, humid conditions will continue for several days a cool fronts moving down from the north stall and dissipate as they reach southern Missouri. An area of thundershowers moved through the Missouri Boot- heel during the night and a few of these thundershowers have moved into extreme northeast Arkansas this morning. •; Elsewhere in the state widely scattered afternoon and evening thundershowers will break out. Shower probabilities during the afternoon and evening hours will hold at about 30 percent. r Yesterday's highs were in the upper 80s and low 90s. Overnight lows were genreally in the 70s. The warm, humid conditions coupled with high soil moisture will be favorable for insects and disease organisms. A good insect scouting program will Uncover insect buildups. Spraying programs should be initiated immediately when insects occur. Wind conditions will be generally most favorable in early afternoon. About a 30 percent chance exists for sprays to be washed off by afternoon and evening tlinndershowers today and 20 percent probability exists for Wednesday. Yesterday's high—00 Overnight low—70 Precipitation previous 24 'hours (to 7 a.m. today)—.64 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—34.07 Sunset today—8:47 Sunrise tomorrow—5:22 This Date A Year Ago Yesterday's high—96 Overnight low—71 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—30.68 Traffic Accidents Cars driven by Leslie Muse of BIylheville Air Force Base and Paulean Shankws of 1521 W. Hearn were involved in an accident yesterday at Main and Fifth. Muse was charged with having no driver's license. Hector Griffin, owner of the car Muse was driving, was charged with permitting an unauthorized person to operate a motor vehicle. Cars driven by Mrs. Frank Harshman of 1800 Westgate and S. H. Huffman of Monette were involved in an accident yesterday at Main and Broadway. Mrs. Harshman was charged with failure to yield right of way. OBITUARY Mrs. Fleeman Of Manila Dies Mrs. Nora Emily Fleeman died yesterday at Baptist Hos Cars driven by Dr. Wayne j pital in Memph is. She was 74. Workman of No. Second and Jeaniece Hardin of 117 W. Hardin were involved in an accident Sunday at Walnut and llth. Dr. Workman was charged with failure to yield right of way. Where's the Fire? House fire, 408 Eastwood 12:23 p.m., yesterday. Markets Open High Low Last Chicago Wheat Sept. 189% 190% 189V4 190% Dec. 19614 197 195 7 /s 196 3 /4 Mar. 201V4 20114 2CKH4 20m Chicago Soybeans Nov. 327'/4 327V4 324% 326V4 Jan. 331 331% 328% 331 Mar. 333% 335 332V4 33414 93V4 New York Stocks T.xas GS Chrysler 36% RCA 47% A. T. & T 5214 Dow 70% Xerox 22314 GM 75% Pan Amer Ford 44>/4 Westinghouse 45% U. S. Steel 40% Curtis Pub 8% Comsat 51% Amer. Motors 9V4 Sears 5114 Parke Davis 28% General Electric 90 7 /s Beth. Steel 31% Reynolds Tobacco 36% Standard N. J 65% Holiday Inn 36% Ark-La 39V 4 Ark-Mo 12% Divco-Wayne 27 U.N. Has Record Budget UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (APJ-A record budget of $128,227,800 for United States operations in 1967 has been proposed by Secretary-General U Thant. The figure is $6.6 million above this year's budget and $1.7 million more than recommended by the General Assembly's Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Expenses. Mrs. Fleeman was born In Harrisburg, Ark., and had lived in the Manila area for the past 47 years. She was me widow of the late John A. Fleeman. She was a member of First B a p t i s 1 Church of Manila. Services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Manila, with Rev. Carl Evans and Rev. Jack Glass in charge. Burial will be in Manila Cemetery. Howard Funeral Service is handling arrangements. Mrs. Fleeman leaves five sons, Alonzo, Olan, Elton and Bobby Gene Fleeman, all of Manila, and Odell Fleeman of St. Louis; Five daughters, Mrs. Jewell McCullough and Mrs. Secil Jolliff, both of Manila, Mrs. Bessie Wilbanks of Flint, Mich. Mrs. Glenda Turnbow of Leachville, and Mrs. Mary Martin oi Blytheville; Two brothers, Leonard Kenney of Jonesboro and Archie Kenney of Harrisburg; Two sisters, Mrs. Vera McCarty of Trumann and Mrs. Lilly Norris of Harrisburg; Twenty - two grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. James Wigtion James Wiglion of Burdette died at an Osceola nursing home yesterday afternoon after a long illness. He was 75. Born in Hardin County, Tea nessee, he had lived in Burdette and vicinity since 1928. He was a retired farmer. Services will be tomorrow al 10 a.m. in Swift Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Garner officiating. Burial will be in Bassett Cemetery. He leaves three sons, Eldridg Wigtion of Burdette, Charles Wigtion and Lacie Wigtion both of Rockford, 111.; Two brothers, Ed Wigtion of Corinth, Miss., and Charles Wig- tion of Florence, Ala.; A sister, Miss Alice Wigtion of Corinth; Eight grandchildren and six great - grandchildren. STRIKE (Continued from PUB One) of the nation's air traffic. They have lost an estimated J333 million in revenue. The strikers, plus another 35,000 to 50,000 employes laid off by the struck lines, have lost about $64 million in wages. The proposed settlement is considerably higher than the administration's 3.2 per cent anti-inflation wage guidelines. Sen. Jacob K. Javits, R-N.Y., suggested that the agreement- estimated at 8 per cent- be regarded as an epitaph for the administration guidelines. But when Johnson announced the July 29 agreement, estimated as more than a 6 per cent increase, he termed it noninfla- tionary and said increased worker productivity and high profits in the industry made possible the 72-cent boost without higher air fares. GOSTIVAR, Yugoslavia (AP) — For 25 years Sandre Miiosev- ski of the nearby village of Bi- itusa has been shaving without a razor — just holding the razor blade between his fingers. "There's no better way," he insists. "You get a better shave. I never cut myself. All it takes is a good, steady hand." Viet Nam (Continued from Page One) an's order could subject the nine committee members, all named as defendants in the suit, to contempt of court action. But Pool made it clear, in a speech to several dozen applauding House members and later to reporters, that he had no intention of bowing to the court order. He is acting as chairman of the committee in the absence of Rep. Edwin E. Willis, who is in a Democratic primary election runoff in Louisiana. "1 don't think the court order is worth the paper it is written on," Pool said in his office. "I will go to jail and stay there until hell freezes over to prove my point," he added. There was also a question whether the persons subpoenaed would show up at the hearing. One said he did not expect them to testify unless Judge Corcoran's order is set aside. Pool's adamant stand was promptly supported by House Speaker John W. McCormack. Calling Judge Corcoran's move "a direct attack on the integrity and independent perogatives of the Congress," the speaker added: "This is a very deep, funda mental question." Rep. John H. Buchanan, R- Ala,, a committee member, told the House: "This Is the ultimate challenge to the people's branch of government." As for the precedent for the. judge's move, Asst. U.S. Atty. Joseph M. Hannon said a check of Justice Department records had failed to turn up any cases in which a federal court had blocked a meeting by a congressional committee. Francis J. McNamara, staff director of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, said, "To the best of my knowledge this is the first time it's ever been done." John Pemberton, ACLU executive director, told reporters after he filed the suit Monday: "I do not honestly expect Judge Corcoran to grant this injunction." Pemberton filed the suit in behalf of Walter D. Teague III of New York, chairman of the U.S. Committee to Aid the National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) of South Viet Nam, and Dr. Allen M. Krebs, a former professor who is now president of the Free University of New York. Pemberton said the suit was being filed because the hearings "appear to us to herald a new period of official suppression of citizen dissent." The legislation under eration by the committee would s Impose fines up to 120,000 and^, prison sentences up to 20 year* a against persons who acted to a block the movement of U.S. ^J men'or materiel to Viet Nam. - Framework to Blam* J In Bridge Collapse . OTTAWA (AP - A failure In : construction framework has -• been blamed for the collapse of • a section of a bridge in south- , west Ottawa last Wednesday^' that killed eight workmen and"* injured 50 others. In a report Monday night to < the Ottawa City Council, Works"; Director Frank Ayers said the l temporary frame for the center ' of the span "apparently dropped • vertically." An inquest and-« municipal-province Investigation are scheduled. Service* By FUNERAL HOME Integrity BOBBV BLUE, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Cobb Chapel. at to* there someone you'd like estern Bell

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