The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 27, 1966 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, August 27, 1966
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BLYTHIVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62—NO. 188 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS (72816) SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 1966 TEN CENTS 12 PAGES { i ; De Gaulle Calm After Rioting By DENNIS NEELD ABABA, Ethiopia President ADDIS (AP) Charles de Gaulle arrived today from Djibouti, French Somali- land, where his visit was marked by bloody rioting between crowds demanding independence and French troops and police. Emperor Haile Selassie, a tiny bearded figure beside the towering French leader, was at the flag-bedecked airport to . greet him. . A flight of Ethiopion jet fighters escorted De Gaulle's plane on the last leg of the flight to the capital and a 21-gun salute boomed as it touched down. Several thousand people had gathered at the roadside in town to watch the president and the emperor change from their limousine to a horse-drawn state carriage, in which they rode the rest of the way to Haile Selassie's Jubilee Palace. Only a sprinkling of people ment ministers before driving with the emperor into town. French and Ethiopian flags decorated the route.and "Wei lined the four-mile route to town. The welcome was enthusiastic but far fewer people turned out than had greeted Britain's Queen Elizabeth II last year. De Gaulle appeared unflustered by two days of anti- French rioting in Djibouti. He fmiled and waved to acknowl- of the . airport leader reviewed an Ethiopian army honor guard and was introducd to members of the royal family and govern- edge cheers crowd. The French Hurricane Experiment Fizzles MIAMI, Fla. (AP)-A history- making attempt to tame the fury of Hurricane Faith was canceled today as' the storm lumbered relentlessly . toward the southeastern Bahamas. The storm churned toward the west-northwest on a path parallel—but 110 miles south—of a whale-shaped area where scientists had hoped to bomb her eye with silver iodide to prove that man can conquer one of nature's mightiest forces. "Project Stormfury is canceled," said a spokesman at the National Hurricane Center. Hundreds of scientists and technicians and a fleet of planes had stood by all week waiting for their first chance in three years to test their theory that heat and moisture can be artificially drawn from hurricanes, wrecking their structure. Hurricane Faith,, not strong, spun north of Puerto Rico, leaving little more than high tides and occasional gales. At 5 a.m. her dead-calm center was 160 miles north-northwest of San Juan, P.R., or about 900 miles east-southeast of Miami,'and whipping ahead at 15 miles an hour. Peak winds near the center were estimated at 85 m.p.h. but Gordon Dunn, chief of the National Hurricane Center, said he believed the storm barely mustered enough strength -to be called a hurricane. Unfavorable conditions in the upper atmosphere prevented Faith from growing into a high- intensity storm, he said. "But these conditions can change in a matter of hours," he said. Since she was born off the coast of Africa earlier this week, Faith has menaced the resort islands of the Leeward chain on the eastern Caribbean and struck a glancing blow at St. Martin. Then she threatened the Virgin slands and Puerto Rico. But all ef^ed with little apparent damage. Florida Insurance Commissioner Broward Williams warned, "Hurricane Faith is ap- par»"fl" tr"" 0 '' •nwr'' F'irMi. Naturally, it's too early to tell just what the big storm will d« 4urin( tin nut taw da>.f," come to President de Gaulle' banners spanned the road. A hug trimphal arch, firsi erected for Queen Elizabeth's visit, had been put up again bearing French, colors this time Mrs. De Gaulle, who is accompanying her husband, rode in a second horse-drawn coach with the emperor's granddaughter Princess Seble Desta. * * * In Djibouti, two persons were reported kiled and scores were injured Friday as authorities used clubs, tear gas and concussion grenades to clear a square before the French president arrived to make a speech. DeGaulle cancelled the public speech and spoke briefly with the Territorial Assembly. Ethiopia, which ships half ol }ier international commerce through Djibouti, and Somalia, which also borders French So- maliland, would like to take possession of the last outpost of the French empire in Africa. Discussing the independence demonstrations with local officials at the French governor's palace in Djibouti, De Gaulle said: "The territory of Somaliland decided in 1958 to have a status as a French territory. France respects this status and there is no reason for it to stop respecting It. H The destiny of countries not decided by placards." He said the territorial status assures the country's Economic development and security with the help of France in a part of the world where there ar many dangers. * + * Under the authority of a governor named by Paris, Somali- land — with a population of 80,- XW — exercises a degree of autonomy. It has a legislature and Cabinet with limited authority. The territory consists of 8,- !0fl square miles of wind-blown desert and volcanic hills. It is possible that the day may come when, by regular democratic methods, the Terri- :orial Assembly may express itself in a new direction, and if so, France will take account of this," De Gaulle told officials of the assembly. De Gaulle said he would speak of the war in Viet Nam, and its danger for the world, when lie visits Cambodia on his 19-day world tour. Also on his 27,000 mile itinerary Is a visit to the French proving grounds in the South Pacific where he expects to see a nuclear weapons test. N. Vietnamese Storm Marines IT'S DIFFERENT—Looking dubious h'im- self, Venezuelan sculptor Alberto Collie surveys his ."floatile," hovering in space as a result of powerful ceramic magnets in the magnesium and aluminum sculpture and the pedestal that repel each other. Thin nylon lines hold the "flotile" to, the base. A new departure in sports trophies, it will be awarded to the winner of-the $300,000 Canadian- American Challenge Cup series of six international road races this fall. King Halts Cicero March Amid Split By JAMES E. DWYER CHICAGO (AP) - A dissident roup of Negroes heatedly assailed Dr. Martin Luther King Ir.'s landmark open housing agreement with Chicago officials as a sellout and said they would stage their own march Sunday in the tense all-white mburb of Cicero. King called off his Cicero march Friday after he and city leaders agreed on a 10-poin program aimed at opening all- white neighborhoods to Negroes A spokesman for. the dissatis fied group, the West Side Organization, called King's actions "a betrayal and I call it treason." King presented the program to more than 1,000 jubilant Ne- Revitalized LBJ Back Home JOHNSON CITY, Tex. (AP) | The President received an Car Tangles With House DETROIT (AP) - "Look, mommy, there is a car With no driver coming toward our house," 12-year-old Halina Ujda tells her mother. "Sure there is, dear," Mrs. Ujda replies. Scene change. Three children knock at Alice Wild's house and ask, "Does your car look like that one over there?" "Over there" stands an auto—in the Ujda's recreation room. — President Johnson, refreshed anew by a speechmaking, handshaking tour of the West, elebrates his 58th birthday to!ay in familiar surroundings — Texas hill country. Johnson reached the LBJ Ranch Friday night after a irisk one-day tour of Idaho, Col- rado and Oklahoma highlighted by an appeal to the Soviet Union to join with American efforts to end the danger of nuclear devastation. Although the President also made major speeches at Denver, Colo., and Pryor, Okla., he attracted the most attention at the National Reactor Testing Station at Arco, Idaho, where he called for the development of confidence between the United States and the Soviet Union. "The dogmas and vocabularies of the cold war were enough for one generation," Johnson told an estimated 10,000 persons at Arco, "the world must not flounder in the backwaters of old and stagnant passions. "For us that real test is not to prove which interpretation of man' past is correct; our real test is to secure his future," he honorary doctor of. laws degree at the university. Johnson, in obvious high spirits during the day, drew large crowds everywhere. Denver police estimated 75,000 persons turned out to see him at the airport, along the route of his auto caravan and at the university. OEO Topic Is Centers Mississippi County Office of Economic Opportunity will hold an open meeting Wednesday night at 7:30 in City Hall courtroom. Subject?: Twelve proposed county neighborhood service centers. "We just want a chance to explain the purposes of the centers again, and we're expecially interested in representatives from all public and private agencies and civic and social organizations," John E. Bearden, OEO director said. Bearden said next week's meeting was originally to have raTd.'°"And' V OTt purpose'! no been held several weeks ago but groes and civil rights workers in the Stone Temple Baptist Church in the heart of the West Side Negro ghetto Friday night. ••' "We've come a long, long way," said King. "We've crossed the Red Sea right here in Chicago." Sweat running down his face, King said of -the march planned by the dissidents: "If they in good conscience, feel they must go, they go with my prayers and my blessings." . .. Capt. Roland Brani of the Cicero police department said: "If there is a march, we will uphold and enforce the law and deal with the people who violate it accordingly." The town ordinance that requires permits for parades was lifted for King's planned march, but would be in force for similar action by any other group, Brani said. Chester Robinson, head of WSO, said he would have a minimum of 300 people ready to march Sunday into the suburb of 70,000 residents. No new plans to mobilize the National Guard were indicated, although a spokesman for Gov. Otto Kerner said the governor was keeping in touch with the situation. Fifteen years ago, a riot erupted in Cicero when a Negro couple moved into an apartmenl there. "We weren't trying to prove anything," said Harvey E. 3ark Friday recalling the vio- ,ence that greeted him. "The odd thing is that we were jusl ooking for a place to live — and ,hen our lives were split apart— >am!" A mob of 3,000 whites wrecked heir apartment and burned heir furniture. Two years ago the couple moved to New York, where they ive in Riverdale, a Predomi- antly white neighborhood of the Bronx. By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) — American warplanes pounded North Viet Nam Friday with the greatest number of missions of the war, the U.S. command announced today. The command said no U.S. planes were lost in heavy raids, the second time this week American pilots set a record for strike missions. It said U.S. pilots, hitting fuel To the south, fresh U.S. Is Division troops replaced a com pany which suffered heavy loss es Friday when two U.S. jet mistakenly dropped two canis ers of flaming napalm on th Americans' position about miles north of Saigon. The in fantrymen, hunting an elite, 500 man Viet Cong battalion, reported only occasional snipe fire Friday. U.S. officials gave corre- longer only to avoid a nuclear war; it is to -nlarge the peace." ..Speaking later in the day at convocation at the University of Denver, the President said U.S. The car had rolled down the' forei sn P°! icv " must alwavs be Wild's driveway, across t l le |an extension of our domestic Ujda lawn and through a window and brick wall Friday. Brock's Condition Still Critical John Brock, 21, was still in critical condition today, following an accident in Memphis early Thursday afternoon. A Blytheville High graduate and former American Legior. baseball player, Brock was struck by a car while driving a motorcycle. The impact knocked him through the windshield of the car. He is a patient at John Gaston hospital in Memphis. His parents, Mr. and policy." "Our safest guide of what we do abroad is always what we do at home." The President's Denver appearance marked the beginning of construction i on a space science research building made possible by a $1 million National Aeronautics and Space Adminis- trato grant. Johnson drew his loudest applause when he told a large crowd at the university that "wo defend, and intend to defend, the right of everyone to disagree with what we urge or do. .1 "We ask only that when we dissent from the dissent; it be Mrs. [recognized as an exercise of the Johnie Brock, are Blytheville very right we defend - the had been delayed until organiza-1 tional procedures of the centers were cleared with the OEO regional office at Austin, Texas. Last week the OEO executive board named Mrs. King Henry Nunn as director of the center projects and Russell Moseley as assistant director. The centers, which will coordinate War on Poverty programs in their areas, will be located in Blytheville, Osceola, Manila, Wilson, Dyess, Joiner, Birdsong, Reiser, and Luxora. Pentagon Defends Death Notifications Boy 'Improving' Russell Chapman, 19-year-old Blytheville youth who suffered a skull fracture last week in a motorcycle accident, is reported in "improved" condition at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. Nurses at the hospital said Chapman is now receiving visitors. Chapman is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Chapman of Route J, BlythdvilK WASHINGTON (AP) Pentagon has defended The its method of notifying and assisting relatives of servicemen missing or captured in Viet; Nam, although it acknowledges that "undoubtedly, there are occasional slip-ups." These slip-ups, the Defense Department added, "should not obscure the fact that the program is a good one and that the problems of these families are receiving and will continue to receive compassionate attention." In a news release, the department said Friday it maintains "a continuing interest in matters relating to casualtes occur- rhg in Viet Nam." "The initial notification of casualty status as well as the followup assistance to dependents are conducted in person by a service representative who makes every effort to assure that dependents' needs are accommodated," tt laid. 10 above the previous high that was reached only last Wednesday. U.S. planes hammered the Communist north with 133 missions Thursday. In Friday's record assault, more than 300 transportation vehicles and water craft were attacked by Navy pilots who flew 73 of the missions. An Air Force spokesman said Air Force jet attacks touched off more than 35 secondary explosions and 25 fires in strikes on supply storage areas, convoy staging points and fuel dumps in the Southern ; .anhandle cf North Viet Nam. Earlier reports said U.S. planes had knocked out 40 barges near Thanh Hoa. * * * . Aground, U.S. Marines beat off an attack by hordes of Red suicide troops south of the demilitarized zone. The Marines fought the enemy hand-to-hand from tents and sandbag emplacements around their camp. Reports from the field indicated the Marines killed possi- sly 50 of the North Vietnamese attackers while taking light casualties in a three-hour .battle Friday at Cam Lo. The Marine ;ank and artillery position, firing support for other Leathernecks, held. The Marines said the attackers all had explosives strapped to their bodies. Some ripped off their trousers to tie back barbed wire as they came screaming at the Leathernecks. depots and other military tar-1 spondents exact figures o gets, flew a record 156 missions, Americans killed and woundec in the napalm accident bu asked that they not be used in dispatches. Elsewhere, only light groun action was reported Friday. B52s from Guam struck Viet Cong troop concentration 50 miles northeast of Saigon fo the fourth time in five days. * * On the political scene, the 48 generals of South Viet Nam' Armed Forces Council promise! to curb Communist terrorism for the election during the campaign constituent assembly Sept. 11. Even as the generals issuei their statement in Saigon, the Viet Cong sprang a series o bloody terrorist attacks. The; mined a Vietnamese bus S miles southwest of the capita and killed 15 passengers, raidei two hamlets on the outskirts of Hue, 390 miles northeast of Saigon, assassinating two hamle officials and a civilian anc mined a supply train en route from Da Nang to Hue. In the capital, they staged a machine-gun attack on a police outpost and against a Vietnamese marine Jeep. The Communist suicide attack on the U.S. Marines was the latest engagement in a series of military actions this week just south of the six-mile-wide buffer zone between the two Viet Nams. Invading North Vietnamese troops, pushed back across the zone a month ago, apparently Newspaper Strike Over? NEW YORK (AP) — A 126-1 The merged paper's first edi- day-old labor dispute that has tions were to have rolled off the blocked publication of the new World Journal Tribune appeared near an end today after tentative agreement was reached between the Pressmen's Union and the merged newspaper. William J. Kennedy, the union president, said Friday he would recommend acceptance of the contract terms at a meeting of union members Sunday. Spokesmen for the paper indicated ;hey could begin publishing by Sept. 6 if the agreement is rati fied immediately. Details of the contract were not revealed. Minor contract details still remain to be worked out with nine other unions, but Thomas J. Murphy, executive vice president of the New York Newspaper Guild, said, "There is no problem which would prevent us 'ram going back to work tomorrow morning." The new paper, born of the merger of the Journal-American, the World Telegram & Sun and the Herald Tribune, will publish afternoon and Sunday editions. It had planned a morning paper too, but on Aug. 15, the corporation announced the demise of the 131-year-old Herald Tribune. The dispute, longest in New York newspaper history, was blamed by the publishers for UM Tribune's dtatb. presses April 25, but the Guild struck the corporation and nine craft unions voted to back its walkout. With the exception of the pressmen, all the unions, including the Guild and the powerful Printers Local No. reached agreements 6, had with the corporation before the Tribune folded. A series of readjustments in their contracts, to be worked but next week, were not expected to pose any serious difficulties, union leaders said. The main stumbling block in argaining with the pressmen was the union's demand for a 6>/i>-hour shift on Saturday nights. The New York Times and the Daily News have eight- hour shifts on Saturday nights when Sunday editions are published. The World Journal Tribune president, Matt Meyer, said, "We've reached an agreement that leaves us in a competitive position. It will not upset any agreements with other unions." Friday's accord came out of a 27-hour bargaining session. Negotiators filed out of a conference room and tersely announced to newsmen, "It's are returning in force, Marine officers said. ;;. They reported that the Marine artillery was undamaged in the attack, although a tank .and heavy tank-retriever vehicle were destroyed. * * * . :••_Among other ground action:.-'. — Marines in Operation Allegheny 15 miles southwest of Da Nang said Friday they killed nine enemy snipers, bringing total enemy dead in the five- day-old drive to 107. — South Vietnamese troops flushed an enemy unit 25 miles south of Saigon in the Tan Tru area and killed 12. \.\, The consolidation left the city with four general circulation dailies. Thirty-five years ago tben win Ui _ • _ Mayor Cites 1 Warning Need That sometimes-flooded, ra- vined section of MouHrie west of Sixth—scene last week of a Courier News photographer that appeared to have been taken at an old fashioned swimming hole —has turned into something worse, ."";. On a 'dark night this week at east r dne motorist got buried in the mud of Mbuitrie and had,,to pay for wrecker service to "get out. There were no blockades on either end of construction to indicate the street was impassable that night. There usually aren't Mayor Jimmie Edwards admitted today. Edwards pointed out that con- truction work on'this section of Moultrie—which will be paved nd guttered by later this year —is being carried out by Hugh- and Co.,. contractors under he Urban Renewal project. "I've asked them several lines to keep blockades up at ight," Edwards said. "Since it sn't a project employing city rews, it's not our duty to pro* ide such safeguards. "Actually, what they need is night watchman with a flash- ght to warn off motorists, 'hat's what we do on our pro- ects of this type. Edwards said occasionally flashing yellow lights have been laced on the site. "These aren't ufficient," he said. * * * The mayor said construction n Tenth in front of Blytheville !igh School will be delayed past le original Sept. 1 deadline for ompletion. He added that access current' exists to the school's drive ays. "We also are pouring our last lece of concrete on Division, front of Central Elementary ichool," Edwards said. "We'll be consulting with the ty engineers today to work out an access route for parents who will be •driving their children to school next week." He said this would probably take form of one-way traffic from Willow to Highland. Kim Novak Injured >••> KIM PAGE 1 or JUMP ' ; SANTA: MARIA, calif. (AP) —Kim Novak received cuts, bruises and a possible back-injury i'riday when her car went out of control and tumbled diwB a 120-foot embankinent.:. ••'"••^ The 33-year-old actress '.was taken to. Sisters Hospital--for treatment. She was alone in her car. . . • ... • • . •?*«; iiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiijiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiir Weattor Forecast Northeast Arkansas — Partly cloudy through Sunday. High Sunday mostly In the 80s. Low tonight 5644. • •Hi

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