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Blytheville (Ark.) Courier Newt - Friday, August tt, UN- FHftlhrM Reserve Legislation By SEYMOUR M. HERSH WASHINGTON (AP)-T House Armed Services Comit tee is considering legislation that would authorize President Johnson to call to active duty an estimated 60,000 Reservists and National Guardsmen not now attached to units, it was learnee today. OBITUARY Elton E. Hart Elton Elsworth Hart of Manila died yesterday morning at Shaneyfelt Clinic. He was 60. Mr. Hart was bov at Parma. Mo. He was a member of the Manila Methodist Church and was a choir director, Sunday school superintendent and a member of the church board He leaves his wife, Mrs. Fairest Hart; His mother, Mrs. Bertha Hart of Campbell, Mo.; A daughter, Mrs. Margaret Garrett of Oscebla; And two grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m Saturday at Manila Methodist Church with Rev. Jack Glass officiating. Burial will be in Manila Cemetery. Howard Funeral Service is in charge. W. P. Lovvorn William Perry Loworn died recently in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He was 51. A farmer, Mr. Loworn was born in Marion, Kentucky, and formerly lived in BIytheville. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Beavers of BlytheviUe and Mrs. Laura Lee Goodwin of Ontario, Cal. And a brother, Charles Donahue of BIytheville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Cobb Funeral Home. Edward J. Mason Services for Edward James Mason, who died August 20 in Chicago at the age of 20, will be conducted Sunday at Home Funeral Home chapel at 1 p.m He leaves his mother, Mrs. Rosie Lee Wheeler of BIytheville Six brothers, Freddy, Larry, Ernest, Christopher, Donald and Eddie Mason, all of BIytheville; Five sisters, Jessie Brown and Delores Mason of Chicago and Ernestine, Shirley and Jacqueline Mason, all of BIytheville; A wake will be held Saturday night from 7 until 9 at the Home Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. R. J. Gates will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Cemetery. Zion WEATHER (Continued from Page One) pected to prove, one way or the other, if man has a chance of breaking the power of the storm. Hurricane warning flags were up in Puerto Rico and the residents were busily preparing for the storm's fury. Public schools and most government offices, as well as the Univerity of Puerto Rico and the university in closed. Officials were Roman Catholic Ponce, were warning residents in the northern Virgin Islands and north coastal sections of Puerto Rico to be ready for strong winds, heavy rains and high seas. Reports indicated large waves smashed onto coastal roads on the beautiful French-Dutch St. Martin, one of the most northern islands in the Leeward chain. Early today, she was located about 60 miles east northeast of St Martin and 260 miles east of San Juan. Moving at a speed of 18 miles per hour, Faith was expected to hold her course for the next 12 hours. Civil defense officials in San Juan said some small boat owners went to Salt River, where Christopher Columbus is said to have ridden out a storm in 1493. A Weather Bureau spokesman said a decision would be made today on whether to seed he hurricane with silver iodide State in «n effort to reduce *He said the storm was top close to land earlier to try seeding. Sources said the comittee is expected to vote early next week on the proposal—described as (he House's answer to a Senate amendment that would have given the President power to call up individual Reservists and Guardsmen with less than 24 months active duty. The President had not asked for such authority. The House rejected the Senate proposal—tied to the massive $58-bilIion defense money bill- by a vote of 378 to 3 Thursday. Members then voted 381 to 1 for the appropriation bill and sent it back to the Senate. Members and staff of the Armed Services Comittee sharply criticized the Senate proposal today in a series of interviews, describing it as poorly thought out, hastily conceived and sloppily written. "The Senate amendment was not thought out well and it will have grave repercussions," committee chairman L. Mendel Rivers, D-S.C., said. "Our committee is dealing with the subject and is going to put out a bill," he added. "We don't like the (Senate) Appropriations Comittee barging in." * r * Rivers described his committee's pending legislation as a "reserve forces bill of rights" and said it would spell out by law the makeup and administration of the Reserves and National Guard. The bill was written by a subcommittee headed by Rep. F. Edward Hebert, D-La., after months of hearings into the matter, Rivers said. Although Rivers and other committee members refused to say more, a high committee source said a key provision of the Hebert bill "simply provides that any Reservist or Guardsman 'who is not attached to a unit and has not completed 24 months of active duty would be liable for active duty. These people are in control groups," he added, "just sitting there, whether due to accident or design. Some have completed six months of active duty." Control groups are "paper" units made up of Reservists who are.unable, for various reasons, to attend weekly or monthly drills. The source estimated there are 50,800 to 60,000 Reservists or National Guardsmen in this category. "The bill's language," he said, "without the declaration of a national emergency, would permit President Johnson to call them up." The President is currently empowered to call up to 1 mil- ion Reservists and Guardsmen :or up to 24 months active duty declaring a national emergency. * * * Attorney Frank M. Slatinshek of the Armed Service Committee said a key fault of the Senate proposal was that under it all Reservists and National oiardsmen who had not completed 24 months of active duty could be recalled, including those men who served six- months active duty and 5% years later with Reserve units, j : These characters didn't get! exempt from their draft obligation until they completed their six-year obligation," Slatinshek. said. "Now we're saying that hey have to come back to active duty (under the Senate pro- >osal)." He estimated that 70 per cent: of the 415,000 National Guardsmen and 251,000 Reservists now n units could be recalled under he Senate proposal, a propor- ion that he said would decimate ; many units. i The defense appropriation bill goes back to the Senate today amid indications that further action on the compromise $58 billion measure would be delayed. Sen. Leverett Saltonstall, R- Mass., one of the sponsors of the Reserve amendment, proposed a cooling-off period in the Senate-House disagreement. The proposal's other sponsor, Sen. Richard B. Russell, D-Ga., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Comittee, immediate coment but Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield indicated that future, action would be left to Russell. The Senate approved the amendment 66 to 21 last week. It had heard arguments that it was unfair to volunteers and youthfu. draftees to send them to the Viet Nam war while thousands of draft-age Reservists and Guardsmen were exempted. House members indicated substantial agreement with this in interviews, notwithstanding their votes against the proposal on the floor. Viet Nam Continued from page one bombers smashed the Viet Cong in more than 61 air strikes with bombs, cannon fire and napalm. With De Puy directing the operation from a helicopter overhead, the 1st Division's three full battalions went into battle. Wallace's men overran a Viet Cong base camp, then took cover in freshly dug trenches they found there when the Viet Cong opened fire on them. Because of the heavy enemy fire, medical evacuation helicopters were unable to get in for casualties. One was shot down and another driven off. Some of the more seriously wounded GIs were evacuated in the armored personnel carriers but others spent the night on the field of battle. Associated Press correspondent George Esper, who was with the division, reported that several times Thursday night, U.S. air attacks and artillery fire came dangerously close to American ground troops but none was hit. At .one point, a jet came streaking in with its 20m cannon blazing, and ground troops ran for cover. The flashes of fire as the bullets hit appeared very close. The accidental dropping of napalm on the American force came only two days after Gen. William C. Westmoreland, U.S. military commander in Viet Nam, announced appointment of a military review board to study the recent rash of accidental and mistaken air attacks and come up with revised procedures and controls. In 13 such incidents since early July, 1964 Vietnamese civilians have been killed and more than 300 wounded. In addition, U.S. warplanes attacked a U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat by mistake Aug. 11, killing its comander and another crewmen. Five men were wounded. DEADLY FIREWORKS light up the deck of a landing ship, the USS White River, in a dawn assault from the sea on Viet Cong strongholds in South Viet Nam. The back blast of a rocket just ignited flares amid sparks from another rocket fired an instant before. Daily Record Weather U, S. Weather Bureau Agricultural service Reiser. Ark. Clear to partly cloudy skies, cool temperatures and abundant sunshine described the Arkansas weather picture this morning. The weak high-pressure center over the state is expected to slowly decrease during the weekend. This will affect our circulation pattern and the next three days will bring some increase in cloudiness and a return to more nearly normal temperatures. No rain is envisioned during the weekend. Yesterday, as anticipated, high temperatures rose a few degrees over the Wednesday readings and maximums were mostly in the 80's with Dardanelle reaching 86. Low readings this morning ranged from 51 at Gilbert to 62 at Little Rock. Showers are in the offing as we look toward the first part of next week, but with no rain expected through Sunday the word for all farming activities which can be completed during the weekend certainly would be Traffic Accidents Cars driven by Mrs. Mike Meroney of 1501 W. Ash and Margaret Utterback of 131 W. Pecan were involved in an accident Wednesday on Railroad St. No charges have been placed. Cars driven by Albert W. Westbrook of 1808 Meadow Lane, Alvin Harvey Jackson of Route 3, BIytheville, and James A. Walker of 180i Brawley were involved in an accident Wednesday at Hardin and Sixth. Walker was charged with following too close. Cars driven by Leonard Johnson of 1017 Holly and Jimmie Wilkerson of 1115 Myrtle were involved in an accident Wednesday at South Twenty - First and W. Main. No charges have been placed. A car owned by George Coniey of 120 E. Sawyer was reported | Wednesday as having been damaged by a hit - and - run drivedr Investigation is continuing. A car driven by Mrs. W. C. Gates of 1109 Terry Lane was Edmund Galicki of BIytheville AFB were involved in an accident at Walnut and Division. Galicki was charged with possession of an improper driver's :icense. Markets Open High Low Last Chicago Wheat Sept. Dec. Mar. 187% 194 199 187V2 194% 199% 187 193 3 /s 198% Chicago Soybeans Mov. Jan. Mar. 318% 322 327 320 328 317% 32m 325% 187% 194Va 199 319'/2 323V4' 327% New York Stocks Texas G. S 82% Chrysler 35% RCA 44% AT&T 50% Dow 65% Xerox 181% GM 71% Pan Amer &•?& Ford 41',1 Arkansas News Briefs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Citizens Judicial Foundation of Arkansas has been incorporated by a group of attorneys and laymen to study possible reforms in the state's court system. The nonprofit organization will recommend legislation or constitutional amendments , or both, to improve the courts, a spokesman said. An attorney for the organization said it was an outgrowth of a three-day Citizens Conference on the Courts held last year at Hot Springs. Temporary chairman of the group, which was incorporated in Pulaski County Circuit Court Wednesday, is Walter Hussman of Camden. WASHINGTON (AP)- Three Neighborhood Young Corps projects totaiing 1642,720 were approved by the Office of Economic Opportunity, Rep. James Trimble, D-Ark., said Thursday. The projects, and number of youths to be accomodated: Crawford County Development Council Inc., Van Buren 193 and $100,630; Fort Smith 150 and $358,180; Avrac, Ic,, Dardanelle, 327 and $173,860. which .nukes aircraft ind mi*- sile pwts, will build Vtfew « f 000-square foot building and add 75 employes, he said. DE QUEEN, Ark. (AP)-Th» De Queen School Board ha* completed full integration of ill school system by its decision to close an all-Negro elementary school.. Jack Bell, school superintendent, said the U.S. Offlceif Edit- cation had requested the school's closing for flStldistrict to comply fully witnVthe Civil Rights Act. trs: He said one sectioft'of the act prohibits the maintenance of small; sub-standardSschools in a district because jdf race,' creed or color. Onljr'^9 students had indicated they';Wanted to attend the school, Southside* CONWAY, Ark. (AP)- Robert Graham has beeir; named principal of Greenbriei High School to succeed JinTMcKim; who resigned to accept- a college fellowship. Graham was dismissed as WASHINGTON (AP) -. The two Democratic Senators from Arkansas voted Thursday for an amendment to delay from Feb. 1. 1968 to Feb. 1, 1969 the effective date for a. new |1.60 an hour minimum wage. Sens. John L. McClellan and J. William Fulbright were among the 40 that voted for the amendment, which was rejected 42-40. WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (AP) —A chamber of commerce official here said Thursday that two industries at the Walnut Ridge Airtiort industrial site will undertake expansions which will provide 265 more jobs. Jim Bland Jr., the chamber's elementary supervisb'r^of the White Hall School PMfict dur- ng a controversy last spring. LITTLE ROCK (APJ:;- Rep.' Vilbur Mills, D-Ark., giftounced Thursday governments-approval of two Neighborhood;: Youth 3orps programs in theiPulasH County area. ;~f;.T One, for $216,590. ,W(iuId priv de a 12-month program for 00 high school dropSutS in Pu- aski County. -'-£• The other, for $204378, would irovide employment by-the Litle Rock, North Litthffiock and Pulaski County school districts f 130 students during the chool year and 215. next summer. .-,-"• Westinghouse ............ 43% industrial committee chairman, U. S. Steel 39% The five-day outlook (Saturday through Thursday morning) calls for temperatures to average near normal through Wednesday with a warming trend through the early portion of next week. Normal highs: 88-93; normal lows: 64-70. Total rainfall will average a half to three-quarters of an inch with thundershowers most likely early next week. yesterday's high—85 Overnight low—59 Precipitation previous 24 hours to 7 a.m. today)—none Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—36.47 Sunset today—6:35 Sunrise tomorrow—5:29 This Date .4 Year Ago Yesterday's high—93 Overnight low—71 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—32.37 Where's the fire? Electrical fire, Doctors' Hospital, 2:10 a.m., today. reported Wednesday as having , General Electric been damaged by an automobile listed under the ownership of Arvin Connell of Paducah, Kentucky Investigation is continuing. Cars drive by Joe Gipson of Dell ant! Rebecca Fraizer of 901 S. Fourteenth St. were involved in an accident at Main and Sixteenth. Miss .Frazier was charged with running a stop sign, failure to yield right of way, and having no 'driver's license. Cars driven by Ronnie Woods of 1104 W. Moultrie and Sandra McGee of Route Two, Blytheville, were involved in an accident at Fulton and No. Sixth. Miss McGee was charged with driving in the wrong lane. Cars driven by ,David R. De Burra of 937 So. Ruddle Rd. and SPACE (Continued from Page One) ride separated before re-entry It rode three large parachutes o a splashdown southeast of Wake Island in the Pacific after 93-minute slight of nearly 18,000 miles — about 200 miles short of tiit intended target. The main recovery ship, (he aircraft carrier USS Hornet, required several hours to reach the scene for * pickup Thursday night. Airplanes spotted the robbing vehicle about M minutes after splashdown and dropped frogmen to secure it. For Your Back-fo-School Supplies! GIBSON'S Coming to town! Opening Soon Curtis Pub 9 Comsat 44 3 /s American Motors 9% Sears 51% Parke Davis 27% 87% 29% 34% 61% Beth. Steel .. Reynolds Tobacco Standard NJ Frolic Footwear Inc. would construct a second building and increase its payrol from 210 to 400. 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