The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 29, 1968 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 29, 1968
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- Itytt*dH« fM.) Quarter Vtn — "tbuntty, febhigry SI, It* Daily Record Weather U. S. Weather Bureau ••Agricultural Service Keiscr, Ark. Drying conditions f.iir to poor today and tonight and good Friday. Dewpoints lowering lo between zero to 10 and above by late today. 1, Probability of measur-|" able precipitation 10 percent j , today with new accumulations generally of little consequence. Winds'northerly 12 lo 24 miles Markets Open High Low Chicago Wheat Mar Mav 146 150% 151 146'i 150'li 151 146 150 150H Las 146 1 /. Chicago Soybeans . 271*4 272 276',4 276V4 278 l i« 279 27-V« 276 2785s July New York Stocks 272 276! 279 per,tliour with occasional high ^ cxas rjj D4 1 gush diminishing tonight. I Chrysler '•'".'. 50V The outlook for Saturday is pal-fly cloudy and warmer. RCA Yesterday'* hldh — A3 Oxarnieht low — 30 Precipitation previous 24 honrt (to 7 r.rn. todayt — none GM Precipitation J»n. 1 to <l»t( - 4.J1 Sunset today — 5:53 Sum!*? tomorrow — 6:30 This nut* • Tear Altft Prwipiutlon J»n. 1 to d»t« — S.70 GOP (Continued (ram Pige One) Spire T. Agnew of Maryland, a Rockefeller supporter all along. Agnew said he does not think Rockefeller will appear on any primary ballot, with the possible;"'exception of Oregon's on May. 28. As a candidate for the nttrnination four years ago, Rockefeller won that primary. Aft Oregon organization striv- inp'.to draft Rockefeller stepped updls efforts as Romney withdrew. "It is now imperative that Gqy, Rockefeller respond to the drift movements in Oregon and across the country," said Wil- liafiv J. Moshofsky, an organizer of;that campaign. There is a Rockefeller write- in~drive under way in New Hampshire—despite the New YSirKer's request that it not be launched—and that effort took fresh impetus from the Romney withdrawal. Even 47 V AT & T 50 1 / Dow 11': Zerox 246? 75'/ Pan Americ 21V Ford 49',. W'house *>4'' US Steel 38",: Curtis Pub Wi Comsat 451; Amer. Motors Il'i Sears 59* Park* Davis -V,: Gen. Elect SB 3 ,: Beth. Steel m Reynolds Tob 43 1 ,: Standard NJ 61)« Holiday Inn 42-1 Ark-La 35W Ark-Mo (BID) Wl Divco-Wayne 4S 3 /; as Romney's New Hampshire campaign staff began"- mimeographing letters of thanks to the Michigan governor:! supporters, John Beckett, held of the Rockefeller movement, was saying "many of them have been at heart devot- edjtb the eventual candidacy of Goy; Rockefeller." California Gov. Ronald Rea- gafr.said Romney's withdrawal has'no effect on his own status —ihat of a favorite son but not a candidate for the nomination. Keagan, in Sacramento, said he;-has seen no evidence that he mi^ht face a Republican draft. He; said he thinks most Republicans are still undecided about who they want as a White House nominee. ind he said he does not think the;.governors will unite behind any candidate. Gov. Norbert T. Tiemann of Nebraska said Republican governors have tried before and failed to reach agreement on a candidate. "I don't think they're going to be able to now," he said. Amid the.echoes of Jiis withdrawal, Romney cheerfully shook hands and chatted at a Wednesday night reception for governors and members of Congress. Moments after his televised withdrawal statement, Romney was lounging in his hotel-room, talking with Michigan congressmen. "I wouldn't have missed it for the world," he said of his futile campaign. .It cost $275,000 in New Hampshire alone, covered perhaps 50,000 miles in (he United Stales, took him around the confer with foreign with his announce- world to leaders. K ended ment of a decision reached Tuesday night in a room at the Rarhada Inn in Boston. There, Romney and a handful of top advisers talked about the race, came to the conclusion it was going nowhere and agreed il was time to quit. Before dawn, Romney was at work M hit withdrawal statement, "It is clear to me that my candidacy has not won the wide acceptance with rank and file Republicans that I hid hoped to achieve, he said. He said the moment is critical since Republican governor! are not likely to be together again before June and "if they «r« to have the opportunity for meaningful consideration of candidates, it is desirable that they be able to act now or make plani to do so. "I have reached thi* decision before the vote in New Hampshire because time it trowing short," Romney taid, Hi never mentioned Nixon, tat hit move mmed a sum- rrtoat to hii fellow governors to go to work for «>me»n« other than tt» fanner riot pratidut. McNAMARA (Continued from Page One) and of management of the enor mously complex Defense department is McNamara'; great monument. Johnson referred to (hi; Wednesday while bestowing what he noted was the highes award a President can confer on a civilian. "Bob McNamara may not have accomplished the impossible," Johnson said. "Bu he has achieved the unlikely managing and directing the tense establishment." tense establishment." McNamara and his associate; also consider as his achieve ments: —Enforcement of civilian con trol over the armed services, as none of the previous seven de fense secretaries were able to apply to the same degree. —The righting of what Me Namara called a "terrible imbalance" in U.S. military strength in the 1950s heavily on the side of nuclear armament and light on conventional forces. —The tailoring of military forces to fit U.S. foreign policy. —The preeminence given to the cost-effectiveness technique to provide what he considered a rational basis for defense decisions in hardware, manpower and other fields. •The mstitutibnaliy.ation of budget and force planning five years ahead and the ending of the system whereby defense money was split almost arbitrarily among the armed services. * + * McNamara's opponents at the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill argued that time and events have shown his key policies to be wrong. Increasingly. McNamara hss been at odds frith Congress which, in his early days in the Pentagon, rarely dared challenge him. Critics contend that: —McNamara and his "whiz kids" miscalculated in their as sessment of the ability of the DEFENSE DIRECTORS who shoulder responsibility of North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) are Air Force Gen. Raymond .1. Reeves, right, commander-in- chlet, and Royal Canadian Air Force Air Marshal W. R. MacBrien; deputy commander. They are shown at their command positions in NORAD's underground Combat Opera- tloni Center, shielded by • steel building inside a granite mountain near Colorado Spring!, Colo. A.M. ROUNDUP (Continued from Page One) ginning three miles east of Manila and continuing eastward for $113,139. The construction projects are part of a slate-wide highway program costing $5.4 million. • AN EARLY MORNING FIRE heavily damaged a local residence located at 2116 Roberts, according to Fire Chief Roy Head. The blaze started in a rear room of the house, which was occupied by the Andrew, Burton family, but the cause of the fire remains undetermined, Head said. • THE FIRST-DEGREE MURDER trial of Howard Teeter, 35-year-ol.ri Steele, Mo., man, will be held tomorrow in New Madrid Circuit Court. Judge William H. Billings will preside. Teeter is charged with the 1965 shooting of Berley Crews. • A MAN WAS SHOT yesterday afternoon in the Milligan Ridge community, southeast of Manila. .The wounded man, Scott Vail, 47, was taken to Chickasawba Hospital where he is in critical condition today, according to authorities. BOMBS (Continued from Page One) so they .will not be caught in the open during day light. The following night was one of the quietest Khe Sanh has known since two North Viet- Communists longed war to fighl a in Vietnam; pro- thai this calls into question the McNamara theory that wars can be kept limited and that by the gradual, measured application of force an enemy like the North Vietnamese can be brought to see the light. —The Soviets are moving ahead swiftly and ominously in the missile field and that the U.S. advantage is in jeopardy. —McNamara has failed to convince the Soviets that an arms race is folly and that they should draw back from any extensive emplacement ol an antimissile system. —McNamara has erred, and possibly endangered U.S. Naval supremacy, by holding back on construction of a large nuclear- propelled Navy. —His insistence on a common TFX warplane for the Air For& and Navy was a disaster. Hii critics note that the Navy verfion of the TFX is still staggeringly overweight at 80,000 pound*, that it faces continued lostility from Navy brass concerned It could not perform its fob of fleet defense, and that il nay never pass critical carrier Jefti tUi iprinf. namese divisions laid siege to the 5,000-man Marine base 14 miles south of the demilitarized zone one month ago. If the North Vietnamese finally follow up their heavy shelling with determined ground assaults, it is air power that is supposed to give the Marines a needed equalizer during the bat- le. Marine ariillery also has its role, but is probably more than compensated for by enemy siege guns, rockets and mor- ars. Since the battle opened in January, more than 1,000 B52's lave bombed the area, together vitli 10,000 individual strikes by waller bombers. Three jets have been shot lown near Khe Sanh by ground ire. A major concern now is the threat of a North Vietnamese air strike against. Khe Sanh, probably aimed at the base's defensive perimeter to open up a hole for assaulting infantrymen. The Air Force keeps fighters in the area, and Marines are confident that the Air Force will do its best to knock down as many bombers as possible. "If for no other reason, those jet jpckeys will bust their backsides to get credit for a kill (downed plane)," a Marine officer said. However, it VIETNAM (Continued from rage One) lunar new year offensive occupied much of Hue. U.S. Marines and South Vietnamese troops finally regained control of the city, Vietnam's .former imperial capital, after nearly a month of second day attacked the South Vietnamese military academy strafed the area directly In front'lands and Wiled 20 without tsk- of il and the plane landed safe-' ing any casualties, a spokesman into the camp and 10 houses were damaged, but no one was five miles north of Saigon, atjly." I said. Thu Due. A government spokes- U.S. 4th Infantry Division man said 40 rounds were fired troops northwest of Dak' To reported finding bodies of 18 enemy soldiers killed in fighting killed. 'Tuesday and Wednesday. This The Viet Cong also ambushed i raised the total of enemy dead a U.S. truck convoy near Thu I in the action to 69, the U.S. Due early today, killing one i Command said, serviceman and a Vietnamese Units of the America! Division civilian and wounding three < sweeping over the coastal plains Americans. The Marine base at Khe Sanh i west of Tarn Ky uncovered 31 enemy bodies, bringing to 179 the total killed in that area since Tuesday. A reconnaissance unit of the 4th Division ambushed a Red force 28 miles southwest of Kon- tum City in the central high- meanwhile came under its daily North Vietnamese shelling. U.S. headquarters, said the red gunners hurled more than 150 rounds of artillery, rockets and mortars into the fortress Wednesday, but U.S. casualties PB1VILEOI! , AX)THomzED AS were reported light. SECOND CLASS MAIL ° • . . . Blythcville Courier News Air Force B52 saturation BLYTHEVILLE. ARK. bombers continued their round- Haw iv ZI Hainos 315 pubiisher the-clock attacks on the Com- ll i u «£ 1 S t *. gt mimiSt positions menacing Khe Publisher! dally except Sunday Sanh. The eight-engine Strata-! tSfe, "A*. vmi ° e ° " M " """ fortresses made three raids B J$hf&!rtaS/"errit 0 ow ! ' '" "" Wednesday and two more this .. HOME DELIVERY RATES morning in the area, One strike was within two miles of the fortress. The smaller . fighter-bombers! also continued their daily aver-' age of about 300 strikes a day in support of Khe Sanh. Air Force, j Navy and Marine pilots flew 269 I sorties Wednesday against troop concentrations and gun positions. One flight of Navy A4 Sky- hawks from the carrier Ticonde- HOME DELIVERY y 35 BV MAIL PAYABLE IN ADVANCE Within SO miles of Blythcvllle $8.00 per year More than 50 miles from Blytheville SI8.0Q per year roga provided air cover for cargo planes landing at the Khe Sanh air strip, which -is- under | ______ ... hard fighting. j constant fire from, enemy -ma-. It. Col. Pham Van Khoa, the | c hine S^s and mortars. mayor of Hue and government ! " Several P' anes tr y in .g to land chief of Thua Thien Province, had been shot at > said Cmdr reported earlier that the Com- Morris A - p ? elle . 37 . of Lem - munisls had executed 300 per- \ -oore, Calif. "A transport was sons in the same general areal con " n g in ' f ° r a landln g> so we where the mass grave was found today. At least 500 persons, most of them civilian officials and military men, were reported missing when the Hue government began to reassert its control on Feb. 25. Political commissars who ac- i [ companied the Communist forces in Hue were known to have dossiers listing many officials earmarked for assassina- ! tion. Fighting and enemy shelling continued in a 25-mile arc around Saigon. Troops of the South Viet- Services By COBB FUNERAL HOME INTEGRITY FRANK HERRON, I p.m. Thursday, Cobb chapel. CHRISTOPHER GERALD BAILEY, 10 a.m. Thursday, Cobb chapel. For Young Families THE CENTENNIAL POLICY For a 25-year old father, thli policy — together with a special inccme feature — can guarantee enough initial protection to pay his widow 540,000 over the years! Cost is only $16.50 a month. CALL ME TODAY! MILES E. LEWIS PHONE PO 3-4331 Metropolitan Life 1 INStRANCE COMPANY ANNOUNCING! KAREN JOLLY IS NOW WITH BETTY'S BEAUTY SHOP Ph. P03-36T6 — 909 N. 10th Other Operators: Barbara Shar.pi Betty Webb namese 25th Infantry Division, aided by U.S. helicopter gun r ships, reported .killing 125. Viet Cong 12 miles northwest of the capital in an eight-hour .fight Wednesday. Government losses were put at five dead and 28 Africans Stranded LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) Four Africans have been stranded on a bridge over the Zambezi River for five days after being deported by Zambia and refused entry to Rhodesia. One reason for the deportation was that Ihey .did not have identity papers, which is the same reason Rhodesia refuses them entry. A government, spokesman said here the men claimed to be j Rhodesians and it was up to them to convince the Rhodesian authorities of this. Rhodesian Vietnamese army, and a new border officials believe the men! commanding general took ii may be connected with African j over six weeks a S°' lationalist groups. j Other South Vietnamese In- The men are reported in bad! fanlrymen launched a multibat- shape due to lack of shelter and tali on operation 18 miles south ood. of Saigon this morning againsl enemy troops meacing the cap- OGO 5 Ready ' la ' from ^ nat drrertum- The government force reported 21 CAPE KENNEDY, Fla (AP) enem y and four government - The National Aeronautics andl nlen killed Space Administration plans to Communist mortars for the launch its fifth orbiting geophysical observatory Friday to study how the sun influences the earth. t a year to Be Born! The 25th Division has had the poorest reputation in the South Home Funeral Home will con- OGO 5 is to be boosted into tinue to operate as usual. space atop an Atlas-Agena rocket. The satellite carries a record 25 scientific experiments designed to learn how giant flare eruptions on the sun affect our weather, communications and atmosphere. Firms Continue Home Burial Association and Mrs. Cecil Home will be the head of the two businesses, which were founded by her late husband. / probable that by hugging the mountains and coming through Laos, the Soviet built IL28 bombers could sneak through radar defenses and deliver their punch pretty much intact. Although the Marines sometimes cheer in their bunkers when a particularly heavy air strike results in at least a temporary lull in Communist shell fire, Marine officers note that the North Vietnamese have rap. idly tightened their siege ring despite the millions of pounds of bombs dropped. One Marine officer reported with awe that North Vietnamese troops had dug a 600-foot assault trench near his position duriHg one night when jets guided by radar pounded the area heavily. Communist trenches throiifjfioui the area grow daily. A 'Horse Party' Must Be Thrown HONOLULU (AP) - Ever ., , gone to a horse party? considered i eMo: ,,,n,. i™ i :,, Wllmot Proviso The Wilmot Proviso was i clause introduced by Da via Wilmot as an amendment to a bill in 184«. It provided for prohibition of slavery in all territory to be acquired from Mex- Neither has Bernaldo Bicoy, but he has to throw one soon and spend $1,000 doing it. Bicoy, an attorney, is administrator of the will of Dr. Clarence E. Fronk, an 84-year-old horse enthusiast who died Feb 17. Frank's will left $1,000 to be spent on "a horse party" for his "friends (human) of the horse world." Phil Boyd Funeral services for Phil Boyd, 88. who died Tuesday | night at his home will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Home Funeral Home chapel, Rev. P. J. James officiating. In addition to his wife, Rosie L. Boyd, he leaves four daughters, Mrs. Hattie L. Tate of Osceola, Mrs. Sammie Lee .Allen of St. Louis, Mo.,' Mrs. Emma Hudson.and Mrs. Juanita Byrd, both of Lansing Mich. Twenty - one grandchildren, 20 great - grandchildren, and four great - great - grandchildren. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. HERMON C. JONES •iiMiH Mtn'i Aunfun C«. Ml So. Putkliu Extended Suite 4*4 Ph. M-NU M»iiphlt, CtantuM Imnnnc (or Rstiite rUnnmt K«» Mm - Ptrinmhlp • corporation • Group PentloB - Bl- tlmmt Blytheville Business College Farmers Bank Bldg. ENROLL NOW FOR SPRING TERM NEW DAY CLASSES Btgin Mar. 4 Subjects Offered: • Vocabulary & Spelling • Typing • Shorthan-i • Office Machines Ph. PO 3-7496 or 3-1089 Nitt Classes Available ..and what a year to have lived through! Do you remember- •• • when miniskirts reached the limit (maybe) 111 • when Israel smashed the Arab armies in a one week war? ? ? • when Saturn gave the moon prcgiam its biggest lift? ? ? • when the Boston Red Sox almost did the impossible but finally yielded the World Series to the Cards? ? ? • when Stalin's daughter provided the surprise and the literary sensation of the year by fleeing to the United States and writing her memoirs? ? ? Yes.., you probably do remember, right now. But memories.of these and a thousand other events large and small will fade faster than you think unless you have A i | The fourth unique yearbook prepared for the readers of this newspaper by The Associated Press, world's largest: news gathering; organization.; It's bigger than ever, with! half again is many color ; ulatet To THE WORLD IN 1967 BLYTHEVILLE, ARK., COURIER NEWS BOX 66, POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. 12600 Enclosed is ? Please send Copies of The World in 1967 at $3.50 each to Name Address City...... 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