The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 19, 1966 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 19, 1966
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. W-NO. 131 BLTIHBVILLB, ABKAM8A8 (RI16) FRIDAY, AUGUST 19,1966 TINCINTS 14 PAGES 280.000 New Men to Be Swept Up in Draff WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon is counting on substantially higher draft calls to bring perhaps 280,000 new men : into military service by next spring. This manpower intake generally reflects the continuing military buildup prompted by Viet Nam requirements and the con- tinuing turnover of troops completing tours of duty. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara has told a Senate Defense Appropriations subcommittee he expects the Selective Service to, provide the Army with a naverage of 35,000 men a month for the next six to eight months. This is 5,000 a month higher than recent calls. This rate would mean induction of 210,000 to 280,000 men from September through next February or April. By comparison, 175,000 men were inducted during the first six months of . this year and only 233,250 were drafted all last year. Latest announced draft calls have climbed from 28,500 in July to 36,600 this month, 37,300 for September arid 46,200 for October. The September call was revised upward by 6,000, the Pentagon said, because of an enlistment lag. To -meet the manpower increases, the Pentagon has expanded its training capacity. Army basic training units report they are turning out 55,400 men a month, almost four times the number needed to meet present replacement requirements in Viet Nam. Worldwide replacement needs also must be met, but the Army declines to say what this requirement is. There is a general expectation the number of U.S. troops in Viet Nam may rise from the present 290,000 to about 400,001) by the end of the year. This would require an input of about 27,500 men a month over replacement needs. Troops have been going to Southeast Asia at a rate of about 15,000 a month. But mili- tary officials say that doubling the input would severely strain the supply pipeline between the United States and Southeast- Asia. Officials privately talk in terms of about 375,000 men in; Viet Nam by the end of 1966, an: increase they say could more easily be accommodated. Soybean Hopes Bright DBS MOINES — Soybean farmers heard some cheerful reports on their prospects Thursday but also were warned not to get carried away and produce too much. George M. Strayer of Hudson, Iowa, executive vice president of the American Soybean Association, told the group's annual convention that steadily increasing market demand justifies an increase in acreage next year. "At the same time, 1 ' said Strayer, "I think we must watch any government programming very carefully to be sure that we do not create surplus stocks and for the first time find ourselves in a position where the supply and demand on our product do not establish price." Laurel C. Meade of West Lafayette, Ind., the association's president, praised government purchase of soybeans for distribution overseas but criticized red tape involved in the program. He also urged soybean growers to break the so-called "yield barrier," which he said is keeping the crop second to corn in the midwest and second to cotton in the south. Meade said soybean yields of 35-40 bushels per acre simply will not compete See SOYBEAN on Page 5 She Awaits 3,000 Guests ...For Lunch! Recall the preparations necessary the last time you had a few folks over to assist in disposing of the results of a backyard cookout and you might get some idea of the problems confronting Mrs. Sondra Nail. On Aug. 31, when she announces that dinner is served, 3,000 hungry youngsters will show up. Mrs. Nail is director of food services for Blytheville School District. School begins Aug. 30, but school lunchrooms will open the following day. Elementary students will find lunch costing them 30 cents this year. Secondary students will pay 35 cents and teachers and See SHE on Page 5 RUSSIAN SPEEDSTER-The Soviet Union is joining the West and Japan in the rush to develop superfast trains. Designers at the Wagon Works in Riga Latvia, check over a model for a new Moscow-Leningrad train. The aluminum coaches will feature such luxuries, for the Soviets, as reclining seats and air-conditioning. Variety of Events Spice Pemiscot Life CARUTHERSVILLE - When the proverbial king asked his wise men for a saying to fit all occasions and they came up with, "This too will pass," they could well have had in mind events in Pemiscot County. Pemiscot, always noted for action of some sort — whether a traffic fatality, crime or politi- cal unrest, is now the scene of several civic changes. For example: A new principal walks the corridors at Caruthersville High, Billy Gene White. He is replacing Howard Teeters who resigned to become executive director of the Caruthersville Housing Authority. White has been an educator Conoco to Hold Open House Here Continental Oil Co., will invite the public to inspect .its new $25 million anhydrous ammonia plant at Barfield on Sept. 7. Dedication ceremonies begin at the plant site at 10:30 a.m. on the seventh and are to last :or about 30 minutes. This will be followed by guided tours of the plant. A brochure, explaining the operation of Continental's Barfield operation, wil Ibe given each visitor. M. L. Gambre, manager of the plant, will be master of ceremonies at the dedication. Principal speaker will be David H. Bradford, Jr., of Memphis. Bradford heads Agrico, Co., which is the marketing arm of Continental's fertilizer division. Continental began production of 1,000 tons of anhydrous ammonia per day at its plant here early this year. The plant was under construction for more than a year. Continental's top officialdom will be represented in the Sept. 7 ceremonies but a complete list of visiting executives has not yet been completed. and school administrator 14 years and also has served as director of the Hayti Community Action Agency. In Hayti the call is out for someone to fill the $10,000 post as manager of Pemiscot Memorial Hospital. Gerald R. Freeman, present administrator, resigns Sept. 1 after a scant nine months. His reason for leaving is, "due to conflicts with the medical staff over matters in the administrative field." Freeman said he has no plans for the future. His family is still in Tennessee where he maintains a residence. Bernard Brockett, chairman of the hospital board, said sev- See PEMISCOT on Page 5 Appeals to Circuit Prentis Holder, convicted in Municipal Court for driving while intoxicated has appealed his case to the criminal division of Circuit Court. On Aug. 10 he was fined $250 plus $17.75 costs, sentenced to 10 days in jail and had h i s drivers license revoked for a year. He has been released on $500 bond. In Alabama Schools War Declared On Integration By REX THOMAS MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP)Alabama legislators in overwhelming numbers stood shoulder to shoulder with Gov. George Wallace in his new showdown today over school integration. But there was some dissent. Fifty-six of the 106 members of the Alabama House and 24 of the 35 state senators joined as co-sponsors of legislation to forbid schools to comply with federal desegregatin guidelines and allocating state funds to reimburse local school boards for any federal funds lost. Wallace, .one of the South's best known symbols of segregationist resistance, asked the legislature to enact the bill. In a strongly worded speech Thursday night, he told the 'federal government to effect, "Keep your money and you know what you can do with it." The speech, broadcast to a statewide television and radio audience, was interrupted by applause and loud rebel yells from the jam-packed House chamber 14 times. Moving quickly to get the administration bill on its way to a final vote, the House Ways and Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee called a Final Push In Site Drive "We've stayed too long in the home stretch," Jada MoGuire said yesterday. "If we don't cross the finish line, we're going W. R. Youth Organize Young Arkansans for Rockefeller, an independent organization which will support the candidacy for governor of Republican Winthrop Rockefeller, was formed here last night. Elected temporary chairman of the Y.A.R.'s was Wendy Tetley. Miss Tetley said membership is open to all persons between the ages of IS and 25, regardless of political affiliation. Next regular meeting of the Y.A.R.'s will be Monday, night at new Republican headquarters at 419 W. Main. Miss Tetley said the group is banning to charter a bus next weekend to visit Rockefeller at lis home on Petit Jean Mountain. Women Jewel Thieves Arrested at Piggott PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP) Two women were arrested at a roadblock at Piggott late Thursday, about an hour after a jewelry store here reported the theft of $7,190 worth of rings. Paragould Police Chief Sam Hunt said the rings were recovered along with $1,100 worth of diamond-studded watches reported stolen earlier at Forrest City. He said the thefts may be connected to others in Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois and Missouri. Hunt identified the women as Ruby Mae Pinks, 32, and Ruby Jean Johnson, 24, both of St. Louis, Mo. They were jailed here. No charges were filed. Inrnan Higgins, owner of Higgins Jewelry, said two women bought a low-price charm bracelet and asked an employe to engrave it. While the employe was doing the work, the women opened a jewelry case and emptied three trays of rings, he said. Three other employes and two other customers were in t h e store at the time. Higgins said the theft was discovered about 10 minutes after it happened. Piggott Night Marshal Carl Mildie made the arrest. Hunt said the four watches recovered apparently had been among 23 reported stolen at Forrest City. to be sorry." The Chamber of Commerce executive vice - president was referring to an industrial fund drive now in its fifth month. Purpose of the Chamber drive is to solicit $150,000 in public subscriptions from Blythevilli merchants with which to pur 'chase and develop 151. acres east of the city for an industrial park. The drive has already passed its original July 15 deadline, and present cash solicitations amount to a little more than $110,000, McGuire said. Citing drive co-chairmen R. A. Porter and E. M. Regenold for "persevering hard work," McGuire said, "We've apparently just reached the turnip-squez- ing season, and we're not getting any blood." McGuire said response from most merchants has been good, but, "There are some we haven't heard from yet that we should have. Every business here has a stake to gaining new industry." According to McGuire, the Chamber has complete dossiers on three firms awaiting word on purchase and development of the site before making a move to locate here. Porter and Regenold met this week with members of the Chamber's Industrial and Properties committee to map final plans to bring the drive over the top. The $150,000 when finally accounted for, will be added to a sum of $113,000 authorized by Blytheville voters in March for an industrial millage tax to help buy the property. joint meeting for 9 a.m. Tuesday to start public hearings. Wallace angrily denounced as a blueprint of socialism the desegregation guidelines laid down last spring by the U.S. department of Health, Educa- ion and Welfare. He said they lave the "unqualified, 100 per cent support of the Communist party U.S.A." He told his listeners that federal authorities "can no longer >uy our freedoms and rights with our own money. These reedoms and rights belong to us and our children and as God is our witness, we are going to see that our children have those rights and freedoms." He charged that federal officials have threatened, intimidated and sought to blackmail the people by forcing compliance with the school guide lines, but said Alabama has grown tired of coercion and wants it stopped. Despite the evident strong support within the legislature, there were msigivings. Rep. Donald Collins of Birmingham, one of six Republican members, called the bill "a political hippodrome paid for at great expense jy Alabama taxpayers." The bill declares the guide- ines illegal and says any corn- See INTEGRATION <ra Page S Caruthersville Youth Killed CARUTHERSVILLE - A 17- ear-old boy was killed a mile south of here at 9:30 p.m. yes- .erday when a car in which he was riding overturned on a gravel road. Dead is Benjamin Howard Sailey Jr., 17, of Caruthersvi'lle. 'he driver of the car, Dewey Michael Trece, 17, also of Caruthersville, was not injured. According to the Missouri •lighway Patrol the car was raveling west on the road, hit ome loose gravel and over- urned. Young Bailey was hrpwn out of the car and it apparently rolled over him, the 'atrol said. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the H. S. Smith ^uneral Home. On Anti-War Activities Un-American Hearings Again Erupt After a Calm By CARL P. LEUBSDORF WASHINGTON (AP)-An arguing witness was ejected and at least a dozen persons hauled out and arrested today as stormy hearings by the House Committee on Un-American Activities neared an end. The witness, Steve C. Hamilton, 22, of Berkeley, Calif., was ordered from the room by the acting chairman, Joe R. Pool, D-Tex., after he refused to leave the witness stand and insisted on introducing as "people's exhibits" figures on the size of profits of big corporations. "Just lead him to the door," Pool told two federal marshals. They escorted the former University of California student out of the crowded room. Hamilton was not arrested. Another half dozen spectators, who burst into applause as Hamilton was taken out, were lead, pulled and dragged from the room and taken to a downtown police station. Earlier, five women and a man were hauled off when they rose to scream "murderer" at a retired Marine Corps general testifying on the need for legislation to curb Americans who help the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese. "He's one of the murders In Viet Nam," the six ihouted as retired Brig. Gen. James D. Kittle testified. The six, screaming abuse at the committee and Kittle, were hauled from the room by police. Kittle, now director of national security for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, told the committee proposed legislation to curb antiwar activities "is long overdue." Rejecting the argument that the legislation is an "invasion of people's freedom," Hittle said: "Those who are engaged in the kind of activities which assist the enemy and which would be. prohibited by the bill now before your committee, have made a serious mistake in de- scribing their actions as an exercise in freedom." The committee hopes to conclude today its stormy probe of groups opposing U. S. policy to Viet Nam. Five more witnesses, left without counsel in Wednesday's mass legal exodus following the expulsion of attorney Arthur A. Kinoy, remain to be questioned by the committee. The committee also has a raft of witnesses prepared to testify on the need to pass legislation aimed at curbing anti-Viet Nam war activities. The committee Thursday told two witnesses, Stanley Nadel of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Anatole Ben Anton, to come back Nov. 15 with lawyers after they indicated they were hesitant to testify without counsel. 'If they have any reservations about testifying without counsel, we prefer to give them more time." acting Chairman Joe R. Pool, D-Tex., said after the session — the quietest since the hearings began Tuesday. There were no expulsions and no arrests Thursday. Two other witnesses, Walter D. Teague III and Allen M. Krebs, both from New York, were not in the caucus room when called to testify. They had walked but Wednesday after Kinoy was forcibly expelled under a directive by Pool. Teague and Krebs are plaintiff in a court suit challenging the committee's constitutional authority. Kinoy, on trial for disorderly conduct, said he would bring legal action against Pool. 'I'm going to sue him for all I can," he told a reporter. The Rutger Unsiversity professor, 45, pleaded innocent Wednesday in the District »i sions to the disorderly conduct Columbia Court of General Ses- charges. Judge Howard H. Greene rejected a move for acquittal snd recessed the case until today. Kinoy, an attorney for tha American Civil Liberties Union, is one of the attorneys who filed the court suit challenging the constitutional authority for the See PROBE on Page 5 jiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiniiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin Weather Forecast Partly ,cloudy with scattered • afternoon and evening thunder- /" showers mostly through Satur- '•« day. No important tempera. ture changes. Highs today and ; Saturday 84 to 90. Lows tonight 64 to 72. Probability of rain 40 •• percent afternoon and evening. • Ten percent other times. Outlook Sunday tittle change.

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