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(Ark.) Courier Newi - Tuesday. Auwt ». UN - ft* Iftnr By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - The Viet Cong kept up harassment of allied shipping today with an unsuccessful attack on a U.S. Navy river patrol boat in the canal-laced Mekong Delta. As the Communists staged their fifth attack on the waterways within eight days, the U.S. Navy sent aloft helicopter gun- ships to support its river boat fleet. It is the first time the Navy has flown its own armed helicopters. Navy pilots and crews took Over Operation of the UH-LB Hiiey helicopters froni Army teams after on-the-job training aboard the USS Tortuga, a dock landing ship stationed off the coast as base for the choppers. The U:S. command said a mine exploded near a Navy patrol boat in the Co Chien River, 55 miles southwest of Saigon, but the'blast caused no damage or casualties. Then Viet Cong on the shore opened up with about 100 rounds of automatic fire. But the boat was not hit and its crew returned the fire. Results of the American fire wert not known, an American spokesman said. American warplanes pounded North Viet Nam in more heavy raids Monday, flying 133 multi- plane missions against oil depots, truck convoys and other targets in the southern Panhandle and coastal areas. Miss Ark. Titlist Hopeful By ED SHEARER Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP)— Mary Luella Craig, one of the youngest ever to hold the Miss Arkansas title, hopes to become the state's third finalist in four years in the Miss America Pageant, but says she has been told not to worry about it. The 18-year-old brown-eyed beauty was scheduled to leave here today for New York and eventually on to Atlantic City, N.J., for next week's colorful pageant that will present this nation with its top beauty queen for 1967. Donna Axum of El Dorado used the Miss Arkansas title as a stepping stone to Miss America three years ago and one year later Karen Carlson was first runner-up to Miss America. 'I've thought about that a lot," Miss Craig said Monday night, "but everyone in Arkansas connected with the pageant told me not to worry about it." "They want me to make a good showing, to be one of the 10 finalists, but don't want me to feel any pressure over it," she said. "In fact, they want me to win." Miss Craig, daughter of a dentist, is 5 feet 6 and weighs 117 pounds. Her measurements are 35-24-36. She said the judges at ths Miss Arkansas Pageant have already given her a list of do's and don'ts while at Atlantic City, but the don'ts are "not really too demanding." Miss Craig, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Grain of Batesville, said she is excited about her first* trip, to New York, but says she had no scheduled appearance for the few days she will be there. "I'll be arriving in Atlantic City early, on Sept. 3," she said. The Miss America Pageant begins on Sept. 7 with the crowning of the winner scheduled for Saturday night, Sept. 10. "I'm really looking forward to meeting all the girls, especially Miss Hawaii," she said. "I got a birthday card rrom her last week and I cant wait to see how she found out it was my birthday." Miss Craig was 18 last Friday. One U.S. F105 Thimderchief was shot down Monday IS miles northwest of Dong Hoi: The pilot bailed out but was not rescued and was listed as missing. It was the 347th American piane reported lost in the air war against the North. Ground action in South Viet Nam came to a near standstill with only patrol skirmishes reported. Guam-based 652 bombers made two raids today. One formation hit an enemy troop concentration and training camp 40 miles southwest of Saigon at dawn. Another formation struck at a North Vietnamese infiltration route a few miles south of the demilitarized zone and 20 miles west. of Dong Ha, in Quang Tri Province, the U.S. command said. The series of attacks on allied shipping began with the mining last Tuesday of the U.S..merchant ship Baton Rouge Victory. She was hit 20 miles southeast of Saigon in the main shipping channel to the capital and seven of her crew of 45 Americans were killed. On Saturday, a South Vietnamese landing craft hit a Viet Cong mine in » river 54 miles southwest of Saigon, causing several casualties. A government minesweeper hit a mine Sunday and sank just outside the Saigon shipping channel a mile or so from where the Baton Rouge Victory was hit. A U.S. minesweeper narrowly missed a Communist mine in the same area Monday, and guerrillas along the shore exchanged fire for 2" minutes with four patrol boats accompanying the minesweeper. Heavy currents broke the Baton Rouge Victory loose from its salvage mooring early today and a flood tide carried her upstream half a mile. Six tugs and other salvage craft towed the ship down the river later today to Vung Tau, on the coast, where repairs will be made. In the raids against North Viet Nam Monday, pilots hit at 21 oil storage areas and reported numerous secondary explosions and fires. The fliers also claimed damage or destruction to 53 trucks. American pilots flew. 322 single-plane sorties over South Viet Nam Monday and claimed destruction or damage to more than 300 Viet Cong huts, fortifications, bunkers and trenches. South Vietnamese pilots flew another 48 sorties. The U.S. 3rd Marine Division ended Operation Allegheny In the ricelands 15 miles southwest of Da Nang. The Marines reported killing 113 Communists in the sweep, which began Aug. 20. Their own casualties were moderate, a spokesman said. Red China issued ah invitation to Communist guerrillas everywhere to rise up so "U.S. im- peralism can be nibbled up bit t>y bit." Together with a harsh new attack on the Soviet Union, India and Japan for allegedly plotting with the United States to encircle, China, the official party newspaper Peking People's Daily predicted a global outbreak of revolutions once American military might is destroyed. Mao Tze-tung's regime also stepped up its competition with the Soviet Union for influence in Hanoi by promising new economic and technical assistance to the North Vietnamese for their "fight against U.S. imperialist aggressors." Radio Hanoi said Chinese and North Vietnamese officials signed a nonre- fundable aid agreement in Peking Monday. Back from a visit to Hanoi, a group of Japanese Socialists reported in Tokyo they found President Ho Chi Minn determined to continue the war 20 or 30 years unless the United States settles on North Vietnamese terms. These include unconditional withdrawal of American forces. However, the Socialist spoke* man, Kanejiro Tate, a member of Japan's lower house of Parliament, said the North Vietnamese want to keep the 1954 Geneva agreement on. Viet Nam alive. Peking has declared the agreement dead. OBITUARY Sandra Cataldo Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. today at Dogwood Cemetery for Sandra Ann Cataldo, 3-months-old daughter of Sgt. and Mrs. Vincent Cataldo of Blytheville Air Force Base. Rev. James L. Walters officiated. Cobb Funeral Home was in charge. The child died at the home Friday. In addition to. her parents, she leaves a brother, Stephen James Cataldo; And a sister, Laura Lynn Cataldo. Daily Record Weather U. S. Weather I Acrtcmitvrai service Keiser. Ark. Bright early morning sun dissipated the ground fog over much of the state. Temperatures are on their way to predicted highs in the mid 80's and low 90's. Stationary high pressure is still the dominating factor over ihe area. Radar picked up scattered shower activity again yesterday afternoon but in only localized areas were the showers of much consequence. The-Fayetteville airport had one-quarter inch while the university, only a few miles north, did not even have a sprinkle. Similarly, Melbourn, in north central Arkansas had 1.5 inches while nearby Calico Rock had only .05 of an inch. This same pattern of afternoon showers will continue but with only a 10 percent probability in north Arkansas. Yesterday's highs ranged from 84 to 90. Overnight lows were in the 60's. The milder weather will continue to be favorable for maturing crops. A wide variability in crop maturity is noted in the state, but weather conditions will be favorable for all stages for several days. For those cutting a late hay crop, conditions look favorable for several days, although scattered afternoon showers will occur. Conditions are about, as good as could be expected for spraying for insect control. Yesterday's High—88 Overnight Low—65 Precipitation previous 24 hours (to 7 a.m. today)—none Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—36,47 Sunset today—6.30 Sunrise tomorrow~5:32 This Date A Year Ago Yesterday's Hlsh—81 Overnight Low—57 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—32.87 Stock Market Takes Beating NEW YORK (AP) _ The stock market has pushed its dismal record of losses to 10 in the last 11 sessions, as a seven- month decline continued. Monday it took one of its worst beatings of the year in heavy trading. The Dow Jones average of 30 industrials fell 13.53 points to 767.03, its lowest level since Jan. 2. 1964. The Associated Press average dropped 5.5 points to 274.6, another new 1966 low and its worst decline since Nov 22, 1963, when it lost 7.2. Of 1,457 issues traded, 1,240 declined and 103 advanced. There were 809 new 1966 lows and no new highs. Jerboas survive in the desert without drinking water by extracting all the liquid they need from seeds and other food. Markets OpMfflfkU* Lad Chlcoflo Wheot Sept. U> ItVtk iSltt 188V* Dec. 195 186V4 194H 195% Mar. 200V4 20M 199% 200% Chicago Soybeans Nov. 317 318H 315% 316Vi Jan. mVi 322% 319% 320% Mar. 324V4 326% 324 324Vi N«w York Stocks Texas GS 80 Chrysler 37 RCA 41% A. T. & T. 50& Dow 641/s Xerox 174% GM 70% Pan Amer 51% Ford 40% Westinghouse 42% I. S. Steel 38% Curtis Pub 9V» Comsat 41% Amer. Motors 8% Sears 51% 3 arke Davis ~~"t Gen. Electric 84% Beth. Steel 29% Reynolds Tob. ..< 34 Standard N J 60 Holiday Inn ',... 34y s Ark-La 35% Ark-Mo 10% Divco-Wayne 24V4 Traffic Accidents Cars driven by Roy Ford of 2316 Carolyn and Thelma leaves of 101 E. Coleridge were nvolved in an accident yesterday on S. Lake. Mrs. Reaves was charged with improper backing and mak ing an improper right turn. Where's the Fire? Store fire, S. 2nd, 8:06 p.m., yesterday. ALL WAYS BEST T. Langston Talmadge Langston of Osceola died suddenly at his home Sunday. He was 63. A native of Batesville, Mr. Langston had lived in Mississippi County for the last 30 years. He was the second engineer of a river steamer. He leaves two sons, Jimmy Langston and Farron Langston, both of E. Moline, 111.; Three brothers, Troy and Roy Langston, both of Keiser, and Howard Langston of Osceola; Two sisters, Mrs. Annie Isley of Batesville and Mrs. Frances Miller of Paneyway. Services were held at S p.m. today at Swift Funeral Home chapel, with burial at Garden Point Cemetery near Keiser. Fulbright in Food- For-Freedom Move WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. ! J. William Fulbright, D-Ark., in- j troduced an amendment Monday to cut the Food-For-Freedom bill from two years to one. The Arkansas senator, charging that the bill duplicates the foreign aid program, said there was no doubt in his mind that the foreign policy aspects of the program had become dominant now that it was no longer a surplus disposal plan. Fulbright said his Foreign Relations Committee should handle the program. His amendment could cut the authorization in half to $2.5 billion. Voting on the amendment was put over until today. Buell W. Carter, MFA Agent 607 N. 6th Next Door to Dixie Pit, PhoiwPO 3-3361 MM MANY ASSORTMENTS TO GIVE AND ENJOY BARNEY'S 2006 W. Main - PO 3-3991 HI-WAY DRUG 1201 W. Main . PO 3-7041 OWENS DRUG 523 N. 16th - PO 2-2024 CORRECTION HEINZ STRAINED BABY FOOD 6 4'/a-Oi. t / "" J/ SAFEWAY World NEW YORK (AP)-Uwrenee A. V. Smite, 72, vetsran newspaperman and public relations executive, died Monday of a heart attack. He worked for the New York Journal American and newspapers In Detroit; Beaumont, Tex; Little Rock. Ark., and the old International News Service. Survivors include a brother. Ted Smlts. Associated Press sports editor, of New York SACRAMENTO, Calif. (APV- Robert M. (Bobby) Schang, 79, a major league baseball catcher before and after World War I, died Monday. He played for the New York Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals. Service* By FUNERAL HOME Integrit* SANDRA CATALDO, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dogwood Cemetery. * * * JOE BOB CUNNINGHAM, 2 p.m., Tuesday, Cobb Chapel. ARMY (CntiBMd from Pap One) ccntly established at Arkansas State College at Jonesboro. It contains his uniform and field equipment and a framed official photograph of him. Sergeant Dozier, who was 34, was born in Blytheville but had lived in Texas for most of his subsequent Me. 8* Lange and Sudbury Schools and Blytheville Junior Hi|h School;'' His wife and two teenaf* daughters live at Junction City, lt&~ as. , . : A brother, Harold M. Do*er, lives in Blytheville, n does an uncle, Joe Atkins of 124 E. Moultrie. Two brothers, Jam«a Dozier of Uttle Rock and Aubert E. Dozier of Kirchloe AFB, Mich., also lived here once. - : - HERMON JONES BUSINESS MEN'S ASSOBANCE C*. 1430 Onion &T> "hunt 27*-«OC Uraptdi t. Tmnww O»U for Fret dnuuiutloa. miun&n lot ntati Plunnlas Key Man. >ann0rBblp an Corporation Group. Pension, niMit <md Shake hands with LSGreen tucky Strike Green. The fine tobacco cigarette with menthol. If you think going to school is kid stuff you've got to be kidding! Employers don't kid around these days. If you don't have a good education, you just don't have it. Period! But lots of other people do. And they'll be the ones who get the good-paying jobs... not you. You'll be lucky to get what's left over. Today, to get a good job, you need a good education. Employers insist on it. Good jobs demand it. So you'd better get it... if you want to enjoy To get a good job, get a good education i PublihxJ u > public wyict iatnyentico with Tt* Adv.rtuing Council, j, a really successful and rewarding future. So, if you're in school now...stay there! Learn all you can for as long as you can. If you're out of school, there's plenty of valuable training available outside the classroom. Find out about it. Get in touch with the Youth Counselor at tha local office of your State Employment Service. Or visit a Youth Opportunity Center. Blytheville Courier News

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