The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 23, 1966 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 23, 1966
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Blytheyllle (Ark,) Courier New* - Tuesday. Augurt tt, ittt- f»» By JACK BELL WASHINTON (AP ) - The Viet Nam war is costing President Johnson some of his political popularity and there isn't much the President can do about it, Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen said today. Dirksen dismissed as 'long on good rhetoric but short on results" Johnson's weekend 'nonpolitical" swing across five Northeastern states where he got in some not-so-subtle plugs for Democratic candidates while praising Republicans accompanying him. "I don't think the President accomplished very much politi cally," Dirksen told reporters, Arkansas News Briefs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) - A $10,000 advance to Center Hill, Ark., for the planning of sewerage facilities and water system improvements has been approved, the Department of Housing and Urban Develop ment said Monday. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Atty. Gen. Bruce Bennett suggested Monday that Rogers bring its ordinance regulating billboards In line with Supreme Court decisions. Bennett said that under the law city ordinances are regarded as valid unless overturned by the courts and therefore he was not ruling the city's ordinance invalid. The city attorney asked for Bennett's opinion on a city ordinance enacted to prevent "an inundation of advertising signs" In Rogers. DENVER, Colo. (AP)-J. P. Fulton of Fayetteville, Ark., was installed Monday as secretary of the American Phyto- pathological Society. He is among 725 members of the plant pathology society attending a five-day meeting which ends Wednesday. MORRILTON, Ark. (AP) Paul Jones of Stuttgart was reelected Monday as Arkansas' representative on the National Rural Electric Cooperative As- socation's board of directors. Jones is general manager of the Riceland Electric Cooperative, Inc. Ha has represented Arkansas on the board since 1957. HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP)— An industrial accident Monday claimed the life of Darrell Hatton, 27, of Mountain Pine. Don Carlock, superintendent of the Dierks Forests Inc. plant at Mountain Pine, said Hatton was struck in the chest by a steel ball when a ball bearing he was blowing out with an air hose either exploded or came apart. HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP)Robert 0. Ryan, 42, of Hot Springs was killed Monday when his car failed to negotiate a curve and collided with another car in the city limits of Hot Springs. Patrolman Fred Moody said Ryan's car collided with one driven by James J. Massanelli of near Hot Springs. He said Massanelli was not injured. Johnson himself was reported well-satisfied with his weekend of stumping. He was said to be ilanning similar trips in the immediate future. The GOP leader noted that public opinion polls indicate Johnson's popularity standing is lower than it Has.been in the past. Asked if this reflects dissatisfaction with the way things are going in Viet Nam, he replied: "Of course it does. It reflects the frustrations of the people." Reminded that he was some thing of a "partner" of Johnson because of his support for the President's Viet Nam course, he answered: "I am and I'm willing to take the gaff for it because there is nothing else to do." The Viet 'Nam situation Is scheduled to be reviewed by former Vice President Richard M. Nixon at a closed meeting of the Senate Republican Policy Committee today. Nixon, who just returned from Asia, is expected also to discuss domestic issues. Nixon told the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in New York Monday night the United States should be prepared for five more years of combat in Viet Nam "unless there is a substantial increase n the present war effort." To shorten the war, Nixon' suggested U.S. forces be increased 'so commanders can stay on the offensive," raising! he number of military targets for air attack and stopping American foreign aid to countries that trade with the enemy. Nixon said the greatest "single weapon working against U.S. success (in the war) is opposition in this eountry.". Sen. J.W. Fulbrightj D-Ark, touched on the same issue Monday in a Senate speech. Fulbright said he still opposes U.S. policy in Viet Nam although he believes Moscow, Peking and Hanoi would be "grievously deceiving themselves if they underestimated the-militant spirit" in the United States. * * *:'.: Fulbright, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in an Associated Press interview last week that Communist China and North Viet Nam-,would be mistaken if they refused to negotiate- an end to the war in the belief Johnson was isolated in his policy and ultimately would have to back down. He told the Senate he wanted to make his. position clear because people had misinterpreted his remarks in the interview as meaning he was withdrawing his opposition to the war. Meanwhile. Sen. Clifford. P. Case, R-N.J.. voiced support lor a conference of Asian nations to seek a solution to the Viet Nam war. "We should welcome and encourage such an initiative;" he said in a statement. Dirksen said he thinks the current popularity of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D-N.Y.. as shown'in'polls reflects reaction largely to Johnson's Southeast Asia policies. Kennedy has been critical' in a carefully limited way of some of the President's moves there. The New Yprk senator has said he would support'Johnson for reflection in 1968 and''has disclaimed any intention, of challenging Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey for second place, on the ticket then. Nevertheless, some of the public opinion polls show Kennedy out-distancing Johnson in party support in some instances and presumably running better against some prospective GOP candidates. A Minnesota poll indicated he may be more politically popular than Humphrey currently is in Humphrey's home state. But Dirksen said he doesn't think this indicates much, so far as 1968 is concerned. "This is John F. Kennedy popularity," he said. "Things may be quite different in 1968." Tokyo wouldn't be one of the stops, but Japan is studying a possible new Asian railroad running from Saigon to Istanbul, where it would link up with Europe's famed Orient Express. It would require an estimated 20 years and $10 billion to complete the 7,500 miles of track running through 13 countries and linking most of the major cities of South Asia. The first surrey mission for'the Japanese-sponsored Asian Trunk Line Construction Co. is scheduled to begin field stalks in South Viet Nam, Thailand and Surma by the middle of next year. iti Daily Record Weather U, S. Weather Bureau Agricultural Service Reiser. Ark. Arkansans awoke this morning with a smile as they noted the absence of rain, observed the clear to partly cloudy skies and felt the cool, drier air which presently is over our state. The forecast indicates that these desirable weather conditions will continue through Thursday. There is some minor concern in our forecast offered this morning in connection with light rain over Oklahoma which is being produced by moist air moving northerly over the cooler drier air near the surface. There is a probability this could spread into western Arkansas Wednesday. This will not happen if our dominant high pressure system continues to move southeastward as seems likely at present. , Some scattered showers fell yesterday mostly over northern portions of Arkansas. Amounts were generally of the amounts of % inch or less. Maximum temperatures ranged from 77 at Fayetteville to 91 at'Texarkana. This morning the low reading at Calico Rock was 56 degrees. Most minimums were in the 60s. yesterday's High—84 Overnight Low—62 Precipitation previous 24 hours ito 1 a.m. today)—none Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—36.47 Sunset today—6:39 Sunrise tomorrow—5:27 This Date A Year Ago TOaterday's High—38 Overnight Low—70 precipitation Jan. 1 to date—32.37 Markets Open High Low Lasi Chicago Wheat Sept. 188% 189% 187% 188% Dec. 195% 196V4 194 194% Mar. 199 200% 199 199% Chicago Soybeans Nov. 343% 348>/4 342 347% Jan. 319 321% 318% 320% Mar. 322% 325'/4 322% 324% New York Stocks Texas GS 91 Chrysler ;...• 34% RCA 45% CROSSETT, Ark. (AP) Prosecutor Ovid Switzer said Monday that John Smith, 27, of Crossett was shot by Betty Spratt at her home Saturday. Smith died Monday of two gunshot wounds in the abdo men. -••- .„,, Switzer quoted the woman as|Pan Amer w-« saying Smith came at her with Ford'. 41/4 1 --'-' Westinghouse 44% U. S. Steel 40V4 Curtis Pub 8% Comsat 48V4 Amer. Motors 9V» Traffic Accidents Cars driven by Larry C: Crocker of 808 Lake and David H. Skaggs of 720 Adams were involved in an accident yesterday at N. Sixth and Hudson. Crocker was charged with making an improper left turn. Cars driven by Leo Luther of Trumann and Wilfred Brown of Chaffee, Mo., were involved in an accident on Highway 18 West yesterday. No charges have been placed. World Deaths MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) Maj. Gen. Richard C. Moore (ret.), 85, former Army deputy chief of staff, died Sunday on the golf course of the Monterey Peninsula Country Club. Moore, who had suffered heart trouble for several years, was graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1903. HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) - William J. Reckling Sr., 59, internationally known cotton merchant, died Sunday. Reckling was a former president of the Texas Cotton Association and at the time of his death was president of the Houston World Trade Club. MARGATE, N.J. (AP) -John S. Adams, 59, former publisher of the Atlantic City Press, died Monday of a cerebral. hemorrhage. He and his brother Roland in 1952 bought a share in the Press Union and Publishing Co. The brothers in 1957 became sole owners and John S. Adams was made publisher. MAGNOLIA, Ark. (AP) Wade Hampton Kitchens, 87, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 19361940, died Monday. He practiced law in Magnolia from 1909 until 1964. A. T. & T. Dow Xerox GM 50% 67% 191% 72% Viet Nam (Continued from Page One) minutes with Thant discussing questions likely to arise at the General Assembly session that opens next month. — Sen. Everett M. Dirksen, the Senate minority leader, said a Washington today that the Viet Nam war is costing President Johnson some of his popularity. But the Illinois Republican added there wasn't much the President could do about it. — Former Vice President Richard M. Nixon predicted in a speech Monday night that the Viet Nam war could go on for another five years "unless there is a substantial increase in the present war effort." People Fight Quake Damage and Grief By AHMET BALAN VARTO, Turkey (AP) - "The whole town was destroyed in a matter of seconds," an elderly peasant said today recalling the 'ury of Friday's earthquake in Varto. Witnesses said the small county seat rocked first horizontally and then vertically, and then there was nothing left. All but three of the town's 700 mud huts and concrete buildings crashed down. Varto was the epicenter of the violent quake that killed an estimated 3,000 persons in eastern Turkey. "I was on the street," said Osman Duman, 37. I saw houses falling apart and a "The ground shook under me. great cloud of dust rose into the sky. I just couldn't understand what had happened." The leveled town was jolted Monday night as seemingly endless tremors continued to ripple the area. The tremor, described by an Interior Ministry official as "quite strong," caused no deaths or injuries. * * * Premier Suleyman Demirel estimated in a radio address to the nation that 2,000 had perished in the four province disaster regions. Demirel's estimate was below those of local officials who said more than 3,000 have been killed. Officials say 2,100 have been counted dead in the Varto district alone. Government officials moved to provide housing for homeless peasants before the early winter sets in. Thousands were sleeping in the open. Cool weather usually begins here in August. Demirel promised all efforts to provide new housing before cold grips the mountainous region. He said 58,000 families would have to be resettled. The Turkish army moved mobile bakeries into the area to make bread for the survivors. Planes dropped fresh loajrw into villages not yet reached by land. • Demirel said the nation WM grateful to all countries that sent assistance. He appealed to Turks to keep up their help for their stricken countrymen. Another man in Varto teld <rf seeing water in a nearby lakt sprayed 60 feet into the air. One survivor sat in. the ruins of what had been Varto's high school. He said he had been its janitor. -• He pointed to his bandaged hand and said it had saved his life. But, he added in tears, "I lost my mother and twt chik dren." Find Bones ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) Archeologists are speculating whether a skeleton unearned from a grave at St. Ignace may be that of Father Jacques Marquette, the famed French Jesuit priest and explorer. Lyle Stoner, a Michigan State University archeologist, said tests indicate three skeletons taken from the grave Sunday date back to 1650-1700 and are of European descent. Father Marquette, who founded a mission at St. Ignace, lived from 1637-1675. The grave was the second discovered on land of a St. Ignace doctor. It contained brass but- ;ons, religious articles and Indian beads. Last Thursday, MSU archaeologists discovered a grave con- aining six skeletons. It also contained a number of artifacts, including five Jesuit rings and a crucifix. baying wiiiini v **•*"•• *-• ••—his hand in his trousers pocket and threatened to kill her. LITTLE ROCK (AP)-Liberty Telephone and Communications, Inc., of Hardy is seeking permission to borrow $250,000 from private sources to expand its exchanges at Cherokee and . Hardy and improve rural service in Fulton and Sharp counties. The state Public Service Commission set a hearing on the re- queit for Thursday. Sears SI Parke Davis 28 General Electric 86% Beth. Steel 30% Reynolds Tob 34% Standard NJ 62% Holiday Inn 35% Ark-La 38% Ark-Mo I1J4 Divco-Wayna 26',i SUIT (Continued from Page One) The companies were granted 20 days to answer the suit which was filed July 7, but Reed signed an extension for answers until Aug. 25. The suit asks PulasW Chancery Court to take jurisdiction in the matter, hear all testimony and determine "the exact amount of moneys these defendants owe the taxpayers of this state." The suit estimates the amount to be more than $3 million. The. state Highway Commission has attorneys investigating charges of price-fixing in the sale of asphalt to the state and the Legislative Council has also been involved in th« matter. Conestoga "Stogies" The word stogie to denote a certain type of cigar, often of the low - priced type, stems from a shortened form of Conestoga, a city in Pennsylvania noted for its cigar production, as well as its wagon factories, in the 18th and i9th centuries. Why should our son have a newspaper route? ftememoer fuj Your Paper Boy •••••• •••••••• •••••*•••• Service* By FUNERAL HOME MRS, A. M. BP.ITTAIN, 2 p.m. today, Cobb Chapel. manage a newspaper route? Most any educator or businessman will tell you why in three simple words: It builds character. Oftentimes the youngster who grows up in comfortable circumstances and wrTgSs weSy "handout" from dad never realizes the value of money Trlhe efforts required to make it and manage it, unfal he's on to* own. By then attitudes and habits are difficult to reverse. Rut the newspaperboy quickly learns valuable lessons that stick. While Z Tl ^HmSbV h<* an advantage over other youngsters that no amount of money can buy. If you're stffl wondering whether your son would benefit from W 1 ^ route management, ask a community businessman or cmc leader, or better still, phone our Circulation Department. •u Blytheville Courier News

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