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Pifr Two - Blythevine (Art.) Courier Ke«» - Friday. March 1, IMS I McNamara: Moisture On Face Not All Rain BjMARRY F. ROSENTHAL .Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The huge, ornate desk from which Robert S. McNamara guided the Defense Department for 7 years and' 39 days was dinner-plate words that squeaked through Ihe water-logged loudspeakers. The roar of one almost eclipsed the 19-gun salule. President Johnson had on a topcoat, but McNamara was coatless. By the time the secre- and 39 days was amncr-pwic tary we|U back jnsjd hjs b|uc clean at quitting lime Thursday . suii was we( and crcaseless> ,, js for-the first time in 7 years and shoM W(J| . e covci . cd wi(h g| . ass 39 days. The President of the United States put in a telephone call to McNamara at 5:25 p.m., only to find McNamara had departed. It was the first lime in anyone's memory that McNamara had left early. In'short, Robert Strange McNamara acted like any other man leaving a job and heading for a month-long vacation. He cul out at. 5:10. By 11:30 this morning, scheduled swearing-in time for successor Clark M. Clifford, the 51- year-old McNamara expected to be*skiing near Aspen, Colo. His official departure from the.Pentagon turned into a monumental snafu—the GI's word for-.- "situation's normal—all fouled up." —To begin with, it rained for the; first time in 27 days—driest and his famed rimless glasses smeared with rain. Still lie managed a smile and a wave of apprecialion to Ihe applauding crowd. Then he ducked back inside for a luncheon with 40 members of his official family, still in his damp, rumpled suit. President Johnson had his I admiral before. "I just thought that I would come over and join hands with all of you and all of Bob McNamara's fellow workers in saying goodbye to him," the President said at Thursday's ceremony. "I have heard this place here at the Pentagon referred to as the puzzle palace. Bob McNamara may be the only man who ever found the solution to the puzzle." McNamara made no public response. But as he made his way through well-wishers, a two-star own ceremony in the White House for McNamara the day moisture rain." commented: "That on his face Isn't all Daily Record Weather U. S. Weather Bureau Agricultural Service Kciscr, Ark. Drying conditions good today, Fo'bwaVon^ecord-throughouf ^L'""!? 1 ''' 8nd the 25-minute outdoor ceremony. TrThe elevator taking McNamara, President Johnson and II others to the second-floor river-entrance level of the Pentagon became stuck. Elevator No. 13 r «ome'one noted, just wasn't used" to carrying 13 passengers. "This is what's wrong with th£re being 29 days in February," joked McNamara. He am the President had to be boostei to a pried-open door, with John son quipping: "I never knew i took so long to get to the top i .the Pentagon." They were 15 minutes late to the ceremony. r-The public address system intended to .carry words praise lor McNamara to severa thousand huddling miserably ii 0-degree cold, became rain- sq'aked along (lie participants. The spectators " heard none of Gen. Earle G. Wheeler's remarks and only snatches of President Johnson's. —For 10 minutes, the Presi- dcnl'and the outgoing secretary of defense stood, with remarkable dignity, under one urnbrel- la, until an Army officer com- mandereed a second one. —A fly-over of 20 military planes was canceled because of the weather, but 14 noisy conu mcrcial airliners managed to take off from nearby National Ail-port and drown out the few NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL ELECTION IN BLYTIIEVFLLE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 5 OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Notice is hereby given that the annual school election in the above named district will be held on March 12, 1968, for the following purposes: To elect members to the County Board of Education and to the i vice President and business Saturday. Dewpoints in the teens. Over 80 percent sunshine today and near 30 percent Saturday. No precipitation of consequence indicated through Sunday. Winds westerly to southwesterly six to 14 miles per hour through tonight becoming northerly eight to 18 miles per hour on Saturday. The outlook or Sunday is fair and cold. • The five-day outlook for the period Saturday through Wednesday calls for temperatures to average two to 10 degrees below normal. Normal highs 55 to 64. Normal lows-S3 to 42. Rather cool beginning of period with only minor .day-to-day changes thereafter. Precipitation will be light lo moderate iotaling one-quarter inch or less in the north half of Arkansas and around one-half Inch in southern Arkansas. Yestprrfiiy's high — -45 Overnight low — 20 Procliiltntton prevlon* 34 hours (to 7 n.m. tortny) —- nonr Precipitation Jan. 1 to data — 4.21 Sunset todiiy — 5:56 Sunrise tomorrow — fl:29 Tills Date a "Vrar ABO Testrrdny's hlch — SI Overnight low — 31 Preciplt.iulon Jnrt. 1 t,o date — 3.70 Markets Open High Low Chicago Wheat Last REVIVAL - Rev. Waller Burrell of Demorest, Ga., will conduct revival services at Yarbro Baptist Church, March 3-9. Sunday has been designated Homecoming Day and dinner will be served on Ihe grounds. Rev. Herbert Gaddy will lead singing. Services will be each evening at 7:30 p.m. RIOT Mar May July 144 r /s 149% 15014 146V4 150'/4 150% 144% 149% 150% 145% ISOVa 150V4 Chicago Soybeans Mar . 271% 271% 271% May , 27614 277 27614 July . 27H-!4 273% 278% New York Stocks Texas GS Chrysler RCA 272% 277 279% (Continued from Page One) gross from Brooklyn. But, Farmer said, it misses the desperate desire on the >art of many ghetto dwellers to lave a significant measure of control over their own lives," and "fails to understand that the militant spokesmen are not creating atmosphere, they are merely reflecting an atmosphere that already exists." Other comments: Seattle Mayor J. D. Braman: "This is not new. The U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of cities have , been saying this for a long time. ™'f If the report will assist the cit- 47% 50% 71 World Deaths BAY SHORE. N.Y. (AP) - luanila Hall, 66, Broadway ac- ress and singer best known for ier role as Bloody Mary in (he ilage and movie versions oi 'South Pacific," died Wednesday night. Her career began in ier teens when she appeared in AT & T Dow ....... Xerox- 245 CM 75Vi Pan Americ 21 d 49'/2 W'house 65 US Steel 39 Curtis Pub 10% lomsat 44 Amer. Motors ll'A Sears 59-% Parke Davis 24'/2 Gen. Elect 87'/a Beth. Steel 29% Reynolds Tob 4314 Standard NJ 67% Holiday Inn 42 Ark-La 35% Ark-Mo (BID) 11% Divco-Wayne 44% ies in obtaining more federal aid for better housing and helping private enterprise to foster equal employment, then it has value." Cleveland Mayor Carl Stokes, CLIFFORD (Continued from Page One) placed any limitation on the period he was willing to serve. "I am ready and prepared to serve for whatever length of time he chooses me to do so," Clifford said. The new defense chief has had a long association with defense matters, dating back to Truman administration days when he helped write the law which unified the military services. As an adviser to Johnson, he has been in on many of the critical White House conferences at which major decisions on the course of the Vietnam war have been made. Although not yet secretary, he participated this week in White VIETNAM (Continued Iron) Page One) North to 806 combat in the planes. The target hit for Also along the eastern half of the DMZ, U.S. Marines and Vietnamese infantrymen, backed by tanks and artillery, killed 34 North Vietnamese. Can Tho, the biggest town in the Mekong Delta 80 miles south the first or Saigon was the target of a time was a i, , u , v,, c ,...,„, - • , „ .... Mrs. Utley, wife of Salt tak». motor vehicle massive Viet Cong shelling cu ,, Posia | clerk Russell D. Leap Year Oddity SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ Connie Utley celebrated her fifth birthday Thursday by giy. ing birth to an 8-pound 2'A- ounce boy. maintenance depot seven miles ... * . • • , ;which west of the center of Hanoi, but ^ '5 poor visibility prevented an assessment of damage. houses. 14 civilians, wound-! ullcyi was born Leap Year Day and burned down 20| 194g Like llis mother, young 'Russell won't celebrate his fifth In the air war against North j birtn ,| ay unt j| ne - a 2 o years old, .vjiu'-u', vi ucuuagci i • i I In the Saigon area, South Vietnam, U.S. Air Force jets at- jn Vietnamese military headquar- 1 tackcd a motor vehicle maln * ters reported capture of a Viet | ^f Cong sampan on the southern fringes of spokesman contained 80,000 rounds of rifle ammunition, 50 pounds of dyna- the capital, and a said the sampan mite and 200 mortar and rocket rounds. In the central highlands HouseTonferencerreappraising' Thursda y' u - s - and South Viet- U.S. strategy in Vietnam andi namese tro °P s reported killing considering what sources said! 22 North Vietnamese in a clash was a request b'y Gen William 2 miles northwest of Kontum C. Westmoreland for about l 01 ^ One allied soldier was 100,000 more U.S. troops in Viet- wounc| ed. U.S. planes killed another 22 Communists on a ridge south of Da Nang after a Marine reconnaissance team spotted 250 of the enemy moving with mortars and rockets. Other U.S. bases along the demilitarized zone took 100 rounds nam. Sources in position to know picture Clifford as something nore of a hard-liner on Vietnam ban McNamara has been, al- :hough the degree of difference s said to have been less than a gulf. Clifford made it plain to the' of er > e my fire, and again U.S. \rmcd Services Committee that ie stands opposed to any cessa- ion to the bombing of North Vietnam, although he acknowledged conditions could change. The new secretary has had no ormal briefings at the Penta;on in preparation for assuming lis job. He has, however, at- ended several luncheons and icelings in the Pentagon with rfcNamara, other top civilian fficials and members of the oint Chiefs of Staff. Few expect Clifford, who has casualties were reported light. GOP (Continued from page one) told a news conference he doesn't believe there will be unanimity at this time among the Republican state executives on a candidate. Volpe, said he expects to lead the Massachusetts delegate to the convention as an uncommitted favorite son. west of Hanoi for the first time in the war and made a radar strike on the Ha Dong army barracks eight miles southwest of Hanoi Thursday. The vicuna, a member of the lamoid family of South Ameri. can camels, thrives at altitudes ranging from 12,000 to 16,000 i feet. radically no background in | . The, governors conference, a Negro: The basic answers to the problems posed in the report can be met only by a large commitment from the middle class white persons this country ..." Cleveland Safety Director Joseph F. McManamon: "... Sounds as though it covers the field." Edwin C. Berry, executive director, Chicago Urban League: Great I hail the re- Saved By A Nickel 'Lew Leflie's Sroadway. Blackbirds" on BEAUMONT, Tex. (AP) — Sdward C. Davis, 81, retired Board of School Directors, if applicable; and To submit the question of voiing a total school tax of 52 mills, which includes 22-'/i nills for the operation and maintenance of (lie schools, 22VJ mills for the payment of bonds now outstanding, and a contin- Richard Harris uing building fund tax of 7 mills for a proposed bond issue of! Services for Richard Harris, S843.000, which will run 20 yoars.! 79, who died Wednesday at his lo be used for the purpose of; home at Promised Land, will manager of the Enterprise Co., publishers of (lie Beaumont Enterprise and Journal, died Wednesday after a long illness. Davis was a former president of the Texas Daily Newspaper Association. Quite a few downtown motorists may be saved by members of (he New Liberty Bap- list Church . . . saved from getting a parking ticket that is. In an effort to boost attendance at March 3-10 services, members of the church are patrolling parking meters in the downtown area. If they find an expired meter they put a nickel in the meter and leave an invitation to their services on the auto's windshield. Henry Applegale is conducting the services, which begin 7:15 p.m. each weekday and at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Song leader is Jim Elam. The church is located five miles south of Main on Highway 61. Mrs. Lollar Mrs. W. T. Lollar, 71, died ast night at Chickasawba Hos- port and give great credit to Gov. Otto Kerner and the commission for not hiding the facts . .. what remains for us to examine is what we will do to implement it." John A. McDermott, director, Catholic Interracial Council, Chicago: "It sounds as though the commission has done a real service to the nation by saying that, the riots were not the result of a conspiracy in the Negro community, by pinpointing while racism as the real source of .the problem." Nicholas Hood, only Negro on Detroit's Common Council: "I feel they're really on the right track. It's very obvious we're separated racially. It's becoming more so. But it can be mended only by putting the same kind of financial commitment into cities that we have put into the war effort and the space effort." najor administrative posts, ,to ollow the McNamara practice of getting into virtually every detail of programs, plans and weapons systems. He is considered more likely to delegate authority and function as an,arbiter and final maker of policy in the department. Clifford and McNamara are a study in contrasting types. McNamara is a nervously energetic, sober-dressing executive who has little time to spare for small talk and conversation- al'niceties. Clifford is an outgoing, gregarious personality used to ap continuing committee meetings on a wide, variety of subjects, winds up its sessions today. The executives were briefed Thursday at the White House and State Department on Vietnam, poverty, crime, education, health, taxes and balance-ofc payments problems. Most of these subjects were touched on by President Johnson in a 45- minute talk. Volpe said the state executives were told that in the next two weeks the Pentagon will study the question of whether the National Guard and reserves should be called up to fill plying charm and the social .gaps left at home by the disgraces in his legal and political patch of additional troops to niiremfe Nf- < ' r pursuits. Fleming Teacher Gets Assistantship Harrison High School's chemistry and psychics teacher, William -Fleming, will work toward his master's degree this June at Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn., under an assistantship for graduate study. The assistantship will pay him $4,330 for his,studies during the academic year. A native of Memphis, Fleming began teaching at Harrison in 1963. His undergraduate work was -done at Alabama State College at Montgomery. He received his B. S. degree from Tennessee A&I State University at Nashville. Partially Blind Johannes Kepler, a founder of modern astronomy and the designer of the first inverting :elescope,. was partially blind from the age of four, according Britan- PRIVIIEGES AUTHORIZED AS SECOND CLASS MAIL Blvdii-ville Courier Newi BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. ZIP - 72315 Barry W. Halnci, PublishM 3rd at Walnut St. Blytheville. Ark. published dally except Similar Second class postage paid at BIT-. thcville. Ark. In Blytheville >nd towns 111 tbe Blytheville trade territory. HOME DELIVERY RATES Daily -. • 35c per week BY MAIL PAYABLE IN ADVANCE Within SO miles of RlythevilU $8.80 per year More than 50 miles from BljtheTille ' 518.00 per year Services By COBB FUNERAL HOME INTEGRITY For Young Families THE CENTENNIAL POLICY For. a 25-year old father, this policy — together with a special income feature,— can guarantee enough initial protection to pay hit widow $40,000 over the years! Cost is only $16.50 a month. CALL ME TODAY: MILES E. LEWIS PHONE PO 3-4331 Metropolitan Life 1 INSURANCE COMMMr WATCH SATURDAY'S PAPER FOR OUR GRAND OPENING SPECIALS! constructing and equipping new be Sundav at 10 a.m. at St. J-16, 23, M Miss.; A son, Richard Harris of Chicago; Fifteen grandchildren and four great - grandchildren. school buildings and making Luke Baptist Church at Clear addilions and improvements to | Lake. Rev. Burton will officiate existing school facilities, and ! and burial will be in Carr Gem- said, building fund tax will con-jelery at Armorel. stitute a continuing annual levy j He leaves his wife, Mrs. Viola until principal and interest of | Harris; the proposed bonds are paid in Two daughters, Mrs. Laverne full, with the provision that the Holmes of Alton, 111., and Mrs. surplus each year arising from j Bertha Lee Liddell of Tunica, the building fund taxes may be used for other school purposes The polls will open at 8:00 o'clock a.m. and close al 7:31 o'clock p.m. at the following poling places: Langston's Store at Number Nine Yarbro Coop Gin at Yarbro Jarrett's Store at Promised Land Jaycee Building in Blytheville Mlssco Implement Company in Blytheville GIVEN this 14th day of February, 1968. BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF BLYTHEVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 5 OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS. By William H. Wyttt, Pr«- lident Dale S. Briggs, Secretary Jessie Orr Services for Jessie Orr, 68, who. died Saturday at Chickasawba Hospital will be Sunday at 12:30 at True Light Baptist Church. liov. 0. W. Weaver will officiate and burial will be in New Hope Cemetery at Yarbro. He leaves three sislers, Mrs. Joe Ella Wallon and Mrs. Hatlie Louella Crcnshaw, both of Blytheville, and Mrs. Doll Hob- ter of Lansing, Mich.; Five brothers, Robert Orr, Brodie Orr, C. C. Orr and Joe .ee Orr, all of Cleveland, and Oliv« Orr of Hernando, Misi. She had lived in the Gosnell community for 20 years. She leaves her husband, W. T. Lollar; Four sons, J. E. Lollar of Gosnell, Lomax Lollar of Kankakee, 111., Thomas Lollar of Blytheville and Kyle Lollar of Steele, Mo.; Six daughters, Mrs. Clyde Curtis, Mrs. Woodrow Sigman, Mrs. Earl Sigman, all of Blytheville, Mrs. James Minyard of St. Louis, Mrs. H. T. Brown Mrs. C. Parr Dies of 100 .Services for Mrs. Clara Parr, !00, who died at her home at j Hickman Sunday, will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Hickman Chapel AME Church, Rev. J. J. Parker will officiate. Burial will | be in Parr Cemetery at Hickman. She leaves four sisters, Mrs. Bessie Alexander of Lake Providence, La., Mrs. Laura Petty, Mrs. Florence Brown and Mrs. Rebecca ' Washington, all of Hickman; She was a retired school teacher. The body will lie in state at and Mrs. Don Hodge, both of I the residence from 7 p.m. until Florida; Services are tentatively set 2 p.m. Saturday at Howard Funeral Service chapel. Bargain Marriag* LOS ANGELES (AP) - funeral services Sunday. Leap Year Invasion DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - An estimated 150-200 students from Clarke College, a girls' school, invaded the all-male Loras Col- Bridegrooni Philip L. Metzen, | lege campus Thursday night in 26, says lie really got a bargain when he married Diana Zipkin, 20, in a Leap Year Day wedding Thursday. Technically It means ie will ha™ to buy an anniversary present only once every our years. Also, the bride paid he W for tbt marriage license. "I didn't propose actually, but I would have if he hadn't," commented UM bridi. f celebration of Leap Year. Both colleges arc in Dubuque. One Clarke girl said the demonstration was staged "for two major reasons; 1, We want dates, and 2., To serenade taras in appreciation for Loras men." Some of the Loras men tossed water-filled balloons from dormitory windows. Others rushed | out to talk UUM girl*. HOLLYS BULLATA JAPANESE HETZI 89 EACH PAPER SHELL PECAN TREES 5 TO 7 FEET $^98 3 EACH RED (RAPE MVRILE 98 MID-SOUTH NURSERY 5th & CHICKASAWBA BLYTHEVILLE, ARK.

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