The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 25, 1966 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 25, 1966
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Blythevfflt (Ark.) Courier Newi - Unjriday, Au|uit », 1966- Put 8mo By HUBERT .1. ERB BERLIN (AP) - Each day, Rudolf Hess knows he Is 24 ours closer to the end of Sep- «mber and the day when he may become the sole inmate of THE SHAPE OF SUBS TO COME could be something like the artist's sketch at top if current experimentation with glass for deep diving is successful A 56-inch diameter glass sphere would be mounted on a maneuvering sled consisting of two 16-foot glass fiber pontoons bousing power supply and propulsion systems. Bottom, a technician checks a glass hemisphere used in test dices at the U.S. Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake, Calif. De Gaulle Tour Speculative By STEPHENS BROENtNG 1 PARIS (AP) — President Charles de Gaulle left today on an around-the-world trip, including a state visit to Cambodia whose leader, Prince No- rodom Sihanouk, has been vociferously opposed to American policy in neighboring Viet Nam. De Gaulle plans a major speech in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. Sept. 1 in which he is expected to push his campaign for a united, neutral Viet Nam. Whether he would condemn .U.S. policy in Viet Nam from that rostrum was a matter of diplomatic speculation here. He has been critical of it in the past but observers noted he was restrained about the situation While visiting the Soviet Union last spring. The president, accompanied by his wife, flew from Paris in an American-built DC8 jet on the 22nd anniversary of the liberation of the city by French and American troops. Although his 27,000-mUe trip includes . stops . in Djibouti, French Somaliland; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; New Caledonia; Tahiti, and Guadeloupe, his visit to Cambodia-formerly a part of french Indochina-overshad owed the rest. France-Soir, biggest newspa per in France, banneriined, "De Gaulle has decided to say ev erything he thinks • on Vie Nam." What that was, however remained a secret. Besides stressing French in terest in its old Southeast Asian empire, De Gaulle also plans demonstration . of France's in terest in the new world of nu clear diplomacy. If atmospheric conditions ar right, he is expected to watch French atomic test at the prov ing grounds near Tahiti. » * + His visits to Djibouti—firs stop on the tour—and Addi Ababa are expected to involv discussions of the future French Somaliland on the Re Sea. Both independent Sdmal land and Ethiopia claim thi last French-ruled land in Africa De Gaulle. 75, appeared i good health as he left Paris—a important factor in view of th tropical temperatures he face during most of the 19-day jour ney. Wearing his general's un form, he saluted an honor guar and stood at attention while military band played the Mar Hess to Be Last Nazi Captive iwwipapen. Re may write on« censored letter a week .and writes his family regularly. 'It is very difficult," the source said, "to get Hess to talk about anything except' the weather, his food and conditions at the prison." The youngest of the seven top he cavernous Spandau war rimes prison. If he is not freed or moved, he mil be the last Nazi held cap- ive in the 19th century military jrisOn built for 600 men. At 72, Hess no longer is the arkly handsome deputy fueh- er to Adolf Hitler who strutted with the Nazis to the pinnacle of ower in Germany in the 1930s. le has become an old man with 25 years imprisonment behind lim, dating from the day he made his startling 1941 flight to wartime Great Britain on a self- tyled "mission of humanity." Convicted and sentenced to ife imprisonment by the 1946 Juernberg war crimes tribunal, less has been in Spandau 20 'ears. He shares the prison on West Berlin's outskirts with two of the other seven top Nazis iriginally sent to Spandau. They are former Hitler youth leader Baldur von Schirach, 59, and wartime production minister Albert Speer, 61. At midnight Sept. 30, Von Schirach and Speer will walk out Of Spandau free men, their 20-year sentences served. Hess has refused to see his wife and son all the years he has been in Spandau. He does not want them to see him as a prison inmate. The key to whether he will •emain a man jailed in Spandan, whether he will be freed, or whether he will be moved to less costly prison apparently lies with the Soviet Union. It costs about $60,000 a year to keep Spandau going. The United States, Britain and France may be willing to help Hess. But the Soviet reaction is doubtful. Any decision on Hess's future must be unanimous. About 40 soldiers from each of the four nations rotate monthly to guard it. Soviet interest in keeping Spandau going and Hess in jail is seen by some quarters this way: They wanted Hess executed at Nuernberg. After great wartime suffering, the Russians are unlikely to forgive and forget in the case of a man who was a top Hitler aide. One authoritative source gave this description of Hess today: "Hess gives the appearance of being listless as he has for years, and is .essentially a loner, although of late he has talked often with both Von Schirach, with whom he once had differences, and with Speer. The two 'ounger men go out of their way to help Hess, for example, making his bed or helping to clean his cell when he does not [eel well. "There have been times when le lay moaning in his cell, due So real or imagined stomach .roubles, but that has eased. "He is about 6 feet tall; but stooped, weighs about 160 pounds, still has the dark bushy eyebrows and the deep-set, piercing blue eyes that were perhaps his best known physical characteristics. His teeth pro- NaziB sent to Spindau, Von Schirach weiri No. 1 lUmped on both knees and the back of his brown corduroy prison uniform. Speer is No. 5, Hess No. 7. Klaus von Schirach, the eldest of four sont of the elder Von Schirach, and his now divorced wife know of no plans his father hai mad* for freedom. Speer .It expected to return* his career as an architect. He has tried to keep abreast of the field while In prison. His son, Albert Jr., Is a well-known figure in the profession in wh|cn his father had gained a reputation before becoming a top Nazi. trude slightly. His hair Is Iron gray. Like Von Schirach and Speer, he speaks English, but not as well as the other two. Unlike the other two. who are eager to speak it, Hess will not speak it at all. "He has been in prison a long tune — a quarter century — and he has grown to be an old man. Both prison and age have left their mark, physically and men- ally, as they would on any man. It would be difficult to describe Hess as mentally ill as such, although he always has been peculiar, often evasive." Hess's main prison occupa-. lions are reading, "but only • heavy stuff, no fiction, astrology, in which he always was interested, even the encyclopedia, and walking without a halt the 90 minutes each day he is let out into the prison garden." The source added that Hess "completely avoids politics" although like the others he is allowed to receive censored mail and is given censored WHY PAY MORE? NOTHING BEATS STJOSEPHASPIRIN 'or strength, speed, gentleness WAIT! For Your Back-fo-School Supplies! GIBSON'S Coming to town! Opening Soon The Vikings flourished from the 9th to llth century as explorers and colonizei as well as sea-roving warriors. They pushed westward to Iceland and Greenland, where Eric the Red established the first colony about 986. The first hospital to be incorporated in what is now the United States was the Pennsylvania. It was granted a charter in 1751. seillaise. He made no public statement, but chatted with Premier Georges Pompidieu and others who came to see him off. Friday Nite Is DOLLAR NIGHT IN STEELE SDollar Day Special An Back-To-School Buys! DRAWING At Kelley Park In Steele See Steele Merchants For Coupons And Dollar Day Specials. Coupons Must Be Deposited By 5 P.M. Friday. No Purchase Necessary to Participate! $100 FIRST PRIZE $10 CONSOLATION PRIZE Sponsored By the Merchants of Sfee/e, Mo. MA. At your Plymouth Dealer's The word is "yes" and your Plymouth Dealer's saying it to deal after deal. Good deals on all '66 Plymouths. It has to be! All the '66's have to go during his big Y.E.S... .Year End Sale. Don't miss the Plymouth buy of the year! Your Plymouth Dealer's Year End Sale...on now! AUTHORIZE DIALERS CHRYSLER MOTORS CORPORATION "61" Motor Co.. Highway 61 - North, Blytheville, Ark. sjS Mil JW

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