The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 22, 1968 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 22, 1968
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RFK Calls Anew For Bomb Halt Blythertlle (Ark.) Courier Mews - Monday, Jammy a, 1868 - Pag* Nine By BOB MORTON Associated Press Writer • WASHINGTON (AP)/~ Sen. Robert F. Kennedy has called anew for a halt to U.S. bombing of North Vietnam — a halt military sources contend Hanoi would use, for'a massive resup- ply operation. • . Kennedy, the New York Democrat who has opposed aspects j of President Johnson's. Vietnam policy, said Sunday-the United' States should halt the bombing] in an effort to spur peace talks. Pentagon sources reported meanwhile military officers are gathering evidence from -U. S. reconnaissance flights' that they say suggests North. Vietnam plans to take advantage of even a brief pause in the bombing, to resupply hard-pressed units in South Vietnam., . : , : . ' •• While Kennedy urged a halt in bombing, Sen. Gale McGee, D- Wyo., opposed it. and: argued: "We don't dare :to go to any conference table strictly on a fishing expedition. That is totally irresponsible." ; His comment referred to Kennedy's statement that recent peace feelers by North Vietnam .represent -'"ah opening — I thjnk we have to accept that." Kennedy specificaily mentioned an assertion by Foreign Minister Nguyen Duy Trinh ttiat Hanoi will talk: if U.S. bombing and other acts of "aggression" are stopped. Johnson's State of the Union pledge that bombing would stop 12 Hours Lopped Off Tet Truce By BARRY KRAMER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - • Holiday cease-fires seern on their iyay to becoming another casualty of the Vietnam war. The South Vietnamese government annburicd Sunday it was cutting 12 hours; off the:48-hour truce it had ordered next week for Tet, the lunar new year festival. It was one more example of the growing distaste with which the Saigon government and its allies view the traditional pauses in the fighting. The allied truce will be the shortest cease-fire of the war for Tet. Military officials always have opposed the truces on the ground that the Communists in- | variably use the pause in "the |; | fighting—and especially the halt;:in the aerial bombing—to shove! | more, men, arms and supplies onto the supply trails to South Vietnam. ; ; : The military men also point out that each..cease-fire has been followed by" major battles, the cease-fire .periods to resu P~ ply and r edeplpyAtheif forces. Some large American operations also have come immediately after cease-fires, leading some observers to : draw the same conclusion about the allies. :.-:-:: '-:-'. The allied .military commands also say the number of incidents during the cease-fires has become so great that during the New Year truce there were WARNING ORDER No. W85 In the Chancery ourt of Mississippi County, Ark., Chickasawba District. The Paul Revsre Life Insurance Company, et al Plaintiffs vs. Johnny Lee Overton, ft al Defendants The defendant, Johnny Lee Overton is hereby warned to appear in this court within thirty days and answer the complaint of the Plaintiff, The Paul Revere Life Insurance Company. Witness my hand and.the.seal of said court this 12th day of January, 1968.- GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By Betty Coats, D. C. Spears & Sloan, Attorneys West Memphis, Ark. 1-15, 22, 29, 2-5 George a,nd Martha Washington were married at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Tunstall, New Kent County, Va., on Jan. 6, 1759. IN THE P&OB'ATE COURT FOR THE CmCKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS. IN THE MATTER OF .THE ESTATE OF MAE ORA DAVIS, DECEASED. NO. 4617 Notice of Appointment Of Administrator Last known address of decedent: Manila, Arkansas. Date of death: August 14, 1967. The undersigned was appointed Administrator of the estate of the above-named decedent on the 12th day of January, 1968. All persons having '•"ms against the estate must exhibit them duly verified to the undersigned within .six months from the date of first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefits in the estate. This notice first published the 15th day of January, 1968. WALTER DAVIS, Administrator of Estate of Mae Ora Davis d/o Gardner & Steirisiek 115 North 2nd Street Blytheville, Arkansas 1-15, 22 more casualties "than • during a ^normal two-day period. - . ' But the .military 'men have had to bow to political considerations. There was always hope that perhaps the truces could be extended, and that peace talks might develop.: Now even the civilian officials and diplomats who used to support the cease-fires as political necessities -refer to' them as meaningless. "They have been cease-fires in name only," one American official said .recently. Another said the curtailment, of the Tet truce was "in keeping with the principle that you give Hie enemy as little opportunity !o infiltrate men and arms into South .Vietnam as., possible." The truce period was apparently cut because captured Communist documents showed the enemy planned a massive effort at Tet to strengthen his forces, especially in the northern areas of South Vietnam; The South Vietnamese government, always the hawk when it came to cease-fires, was even more reluctant late last year after the Viet Cong announced in November it would observe three-day cease-fires at Christmas and New Year's, and a seven-day halt in the fighting at Tet. : " • Saigon took a full "month to make up its mind on how long its cease-fires would be. It grudgingly decided on 24-hour truces at Christmas and at New Year's and 48 hours at Tet. The New Year's truce was extended to 36 hours after President Johnson met with South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu and Pope Paul VI. Johnson apparently urged an extension of the truce in answer to an appeal from the Pope, and this was the reason given for [he extension. SEMtSUBMERSIBLE craft It lawiejed by fthrlMlHd «l the Paclflf. Sub w«i built Jr«m auxiliary Jet fuel tank tor itudy «f perpolm Navy grant. if North Vietnam agreed not to take military advantage of the pause was rejected as "insolent" Sunday by the official North Vietnamese newspaper Nhan Dan. Another critic of Johnson's policies;: Sen. J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark., said a "negotiated settlement" remains the only way to end the war. And Michigan Gov. George Romney, a candidate for the Republican presi. dential nomination, said the United States should not be stiff-necked" about pursuing North Vietnam's latest hint of peace talks. Kennedy and McGee appeared on a special CBS television program, Fulbright on NBC's "Meet the Press" and Romney on ABC's "Issues and Answers.' Military men said they believe a pause is being weighed by the White House with the approach of the Vietnamese Tet, or lunar new year holiday which this year begins Jan. 30. Last year air attacks were stopped during fee traditional holiday period. . The Viet Cong already have proclaimed their intention to observe a seven-day Tet cease-fire •in South Vietnam. The Saigon government says it will go along with a 36-hour truce. Saigon sources said U.S. concurrence in the shortened period came di rectly fom the White House. Pentagon officers expecl President Johnson will decide in the next few days whether to include a bombing pause over the NorKi in the cease-fire. * ' * * Clark Clifford's forthcoming take-over as secretary of defense could be a factor in those considerations. 37-day letup which began in De Clifford, named Friday to replace Robert S. McNamara by March 1, advised President Johnson against the administration's longest bombing pause, : ;37-day .letup which began in December 1965. He might oppose another pause. Sources said the military position was well laid out in the message sent to officers in the war zone a few days ago. Last February, the message noted, the North iVetnamese rushed 23,000 tons of supplies and equipment toward South Vietnam while U.S. planes held back four days from Feb. 8 through 11. A logistics operation just as big or bigger can be expected during this year's Tet period since the Communists have the 1967 experience under their belt, it stated. The 23,000 tons was several times the usual level of infiltration. The volume of land and water traffic during the Tet period was 28 times the usual daily flow, military men reported. Carl Sandburg is the subject of an j exhibition at New 1 York's Hallmark Gal! lery. Much of the ma* ''-ferial, which will be , on display through I. Feb. 29, was loaned by \ Mrs. Sandburg, shown ; here as she reminisced j among the memorabilia. At right, she views a 1923 photo of herself and the late poet-biographer. Romney to Trip es? By JACK BELL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The prospect that Michigan Gov. George Romney will carry on his fight for the GOP presidential nomination even if he loses early primaries has raised the specter of 1964 for Republican moderates. Romney sounded like a man .determined to stay in the contest no matter what reverses he may encounter when he said the race is between him and Former Vice President Richard M. Nixon. He added he doesn't believe "those who hold back in the hope that lightning is going to strike" will figure in the August convention decision. Romney's views were voiced "Issues and Answers' 1 program broadcast on ABC's television Sunday. • For the moderates, a Romney who persisted in his bid for the nomination after early primary defeats would present the same I frustrating situation they .encountered in 1964. Then, New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller kept Up the battle against Barry Goldwater until he lost the June primary in California. No moderate wanted to split the pimary votes with Rockefeller and thus insure Goldwater victories. Their last-minute effort to promote the candidacy of then-Gov. William W. Scanton of Pennsylvania collapsed in disaster.' * * * This year the political tables have been turned and it is Rockefeller supporters '.who are standing in the wings wondering if the New York governor can be persuaded to change his mind and get into the race before it is too late. Gov. Winthrop-Rockefeller of Arkansas, his brother, suggested in, Denver. Colo., last Fiday that Nelson Rockefeller might change his mind "if Romney drops out." ;. But moderates must ask Federal Ruling Blamed in Crash hemselves, "What happens if lomney doesn't drop-out?" even, if he is soundly trounced >y Nixon in the March 12 New Hampshire primary, as current Mills indicate he may be.: Rockefeller, who has said .he isn't a candidate and doesn't want to be president, has committed his support to Romney. Could !ie abandon that position and permit himself to become a candidate on the basis of a single primary defeat for his man ; n New Hampshire? If the New York governor's name is placed as expected on the May 28 Oregon primary ballot, he would have only .until ilarch 22 to withdraw it by filing an affidavit stating he is not a candidate and does not intend ;o become a candidate. Several Republican governors hink Rockefeller should move jefore it is too late. These same governors fear that if Nixon should win all the >rimaries !ie will have a band- vagon going that can't be stopped at the convention—despite any efforts of favorite sons WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal requirement that pilots rehearse emergency landings with power out in both engines on on wing is blamed by a congressman for the March 1967 crash of a jet airliner that knifed into a luxury motel, Wiling 19 persons. The National Transportation Safety Board said in a report issued today that the two left engines on the DCS jet were muzzled as it approached the New Orleans, La., airport. The board blamed the pilots for allowing the huge jet to glow down too soon to reach the runway on the remaining engines. "I can't accept that," said Rep. Fletcher Thompson,.R-Ga. He said the single-wing landing procedure put the pilots in a dangerous position and called the training manuever absurd. The Federal Aviation Administration has temporarily lifted the training requirement Thompson say* h« will battle any renewal. Thomas A. Basnight Jr. of the Air Line Pilots Association laid in another interview that the maneuvers were "really of little value—of no value." Thompson, a pilot in two wan, aaid double engine failure had never occurred In a commercial crash, yet the practice landings had taken more than a score of lives. ' It's absurd t» endanger the crew and th« people on the ground," he said. "It just isn't necessary." Nine Juda, Wis,, schoolgirls styaing in the motel on their senior class trip died in an Inferno of jet fuel as the airliner exploded and washed their rooms with flame. Four ether persons, including a child asleep in his bed, died in the plane's path. : * * * All six men aboard the Delta Air Lines 1 jet were killed in the night-time crash last March 30. Among them was an FAA in- Japanese Leftists Plan Protests By KENNETH ISHH Associated Press Writer SASEBO, Japan (AP) -, Radical students and other Japanese' leftists planned more anti-American demonstrations today as the nuclear-powered XJ.S. aircraft carrier Enterprise prepared to leave Sasebe Tues<"«?• ••./".— : ..> ; :: ; .' ; :' : Communists and Socialists planned a peaceful rally and march late today near the U.S. naval base when the 7S,«KMon carrir arrived Friday with the nuclear-powered frigate Truxton en route from Hawaii to Vietnam. : vL ' Since then protesting , Itfttit students, have clashed daily with police in Sascbo, Tokyo and other Japanese cities. They claimed that the visits link Japan to the Vietnam war since the ships are' heading there, Demonstration! by older Com- munists and Socialists have drawn thousands but have been peaceful. The Enterprise and Truxton are the first nuclear-powered surface warships to visit Japan. U.S. nuclear submarines have been calling at Japanese ports since 1964. • The, U.S. Defense Department said the ships visited Japan to give their crews shore leave and to pick up supplies. The daily riots sveral times delayed the start of liberty hours for the sailors, but eventually they got into the city, and no attacks were made on them personally. • About 700 students armed with iticks and rocks battled Japanese police Sunday at the bridge about SOD. yards from the U.S. base. Police used tear gas, high pressure water jets and truncheons t» turn back the mob. spector. The half-power landings have been required by the FAA in the past both to obtain a pilot's cerr tificate and to pass refresher tests. They have been suspended until May pending an FAA study. The safety board's official report said the cause of the crash obviously "lies in the human element." It blamed a number of factors, including iatigue from too much training and the relaxed atmosphere between the experienced flier at the controls and his fellow pilot acting as instructor. Investigators said both left engines on the DCS jet had been cut back and were idling uselessly. The report quoted instructions to keep air speed at 190 miles an hour but said it had slipped to about 156 miles an. hour when the plane dipped out of control. The board said the Instructor lowered the landing flaps on his own initiative too early In the airport approach. The plane slowed, a tired pilot failed to notice and keep the power up, and the instructor failed to intervene in time, the safety board said. The fatal crash was at least the third to occur in the United States and Canada, while pilots practiced landings with two engines muzzled, aviation experts said, Basnight called the landing!, unduly dangerous and sak the risk was not justified. to get together on an alternative candidate in the early balloting. .WARNING ORDER Iri'the Chancery Court, Chiek- asawba District Mississippi County, Arkansas. ~ Lawrence T. Schrirnp,' Plaintiff, vs. ' . . No. 1747T Carol A. Schrimp, Defendant. The. defendant, Carol A. Schrimp, .is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answed the complaint of the plaintiff, Lawrence T. Schrimp. Dated this 4th day of January, 1968 at 2:10 o'clock p.m. GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By Opal Doyle, D. C. H.-G. Partlow, Jr., Attorney "verett E. Harber, . Atty Ad Litem • 1-8, 15, 22, 29 WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Cvurt, Chlck- asawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. RUBY MILLER GOLDEN, ' " Plaintiff vs. . . . No. 17486 JAMES VERNON GOLDEN,. Defendant. The defendant, James Vernon jolden is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the :ourt named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Ruby Miller Golden. Dated this 12th day of January, 1968 at 1:45 o'clock P.M. GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By Betty Coats, D. C. Leon Burrow, Attorney James M. G-ardnef, : Atty Ad Litem • 1-15, 22, 29, 2-5 WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chickasawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. BETTY S. WARD, Plaintiff, vs. No. 17487 BILLY W. WARD, Defendant. The defendant; Billy W. Ward is hereby warned to appear within thirty days \n the conn named in the caption hereof anc answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Betty S, Ward. Dated this 12th day of Jan uary, 1968, at 4:00 o'clock P.M GERALDINE LISTON, Ciork By Betty Coats, D. C. Graham Partlow, Jr., Attorney Everett E, Harber, Ally Ad Litem 1-15, 22, Z9, 2-5 WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chickasawba District Mississippi County, Arkansas. SHIRLEY ANN PINKERTON, Plaintiff, vs. No. 17476 JOHN PINKERTON, Defendant. The dei'endant, John Pinkerton, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the', complaint of She plaintiff, Shirley. Ann Pinkerton. Dated this 4th day of January, 1968 at 2:10 o'clock p.m. GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By Betty Coats, D. C. G. Partlow,'Jr. Attorney. Everett E. Harber, Atty Ad Litem .'. 1-8, 15, 22, 29 NOTICE Annual Election in Manila School District No. 15 of Mississippi County,. Arkansas Notice is hereby given that the annual school election for the year 1968 will be held in Manila School District No. 15 of Mississippi County, Arkansas, on Tuesday, March 12,1968, for the purpose of electing school director, voting on school taxes and on such other measures as may properly be submitted at said election. ,":• • .'...' The polls will be .open at 8:09 A.M. and close at : 7:30 P.M. at the'following places: , Manila City Hall Lost Ca'ne School . Milligan Gin . Given this 3rd day of January, 1968., Board of Directors oi Manila School District No. 15 of Mississippi County, Arkansas. By C. L, King, President By 0, B. Wagner, Secretary i-a, is, a

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