The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 12, 1968 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 12, 1968
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HH fit . BtrtMTOo «i%.) Carter NMe - Hnediy, Mar* It A.M. Roundup Srifh (Certne*) he* Put One) dress items, won will swamp the Mission with requests, r~8upt. Paul Kirkindall said this morning. t Citinf a "very demanding winter," Kirkindall urged residents of Mississippi County and Bootheel towns to mount clothing drives to outfit the youngsters. Children now §r« being turned away from the Mis•ion, "simply because we do not havt (tht clothes they ,;.a*ed)," Kirkindall says. Anyone collecting blut jeans, shirts, children's socks, panties, shoes, dresses or other items may call th« Mission at PO 8-8380 for pick-up service, according to Kirkindall. Daily Record Weather U. S. Weather Bnreai Africillmral Serviet Kelser, Ark. Drying conditions generally poor through Wednesday. Dewpoints in the 30s dropping into the 20s tonight and mostly in the 20s Wednesday. -N« sunshine today' and near 40 percent Wednesday. Probability of measurable precipitation decreasing into 70 percent late afternoon with amount* of rainfall one to three . quarters of an inch though locally over an inch in a few spots. SflBw accumulations possibly one to three inches north portions. Winds mostly northerly 15 t» 25 miles per hour and decreas- ing'somewhat tonight and Wednesday. The outlook for Thursday is partly, cloudy and cool. YeTtwday'a hieh-*l OverulgM, Vow—3R Precipitation previous 34 hours (to T ».m. today)—1.40 Precipitation Jun. t w ««(.*—S:19 Sunset todty —6:05 Bunrlse tomorrow—«:14 This Date * Year Mo Yesterday's high—80 OrernlBht low—60 Precipitation Jan. 1 to daw—«:57 World Deaths HOLLYWOOO (AP) - Helen Walker, 47, actress who starred in ''Call Northside 777" in 1948, died Sunday of cancer. Miss Walker started her Hollywood career in 1941 playing small roles. One of her last major roles was in 1955 in "The Big Combo" with Cornel Wilde and Joseph Lewis. MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) Jessie Sloane Widener, 84, wife of millionaire sportsman George D. Widener, died Monday. She had been a patient at the Miami Heart Institute for two weeks. SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) Dr. Seeley G. Mudd, 72, medical educator and philanthropist who founded numerous university laboratories and libraries, died Sunday night after a lengthy illness. He was a former dean of the University of Southern California School of Medicine. MIAMI, Fla. (APJ-William E.- Birch, 7S, who wrote a book of poems, "Soldier Rhymes," while serving as a Latin America in Marine in the early 1900s. died Monday. He was i Markets Open Hlfh Low Chicago Wheat ,iar. 148% 148% 148H May 151'A 151% 151V4 July 153V4 153V4 15314 Chicago Soybtani Last 148% 152% 153% Mar. May July 272<A 276% 279V4 27214 2761* 271 27214 279'/4 New York Stocki Texas G. S Chrysler RCA A. T. AT. Dow 116H ........ 47% SO 76% Xerox »3V< GM 76V4 Pan American 20% Ford 90% Westinghouse 64 U. S. Steel 38% Curtis Pub Wt Comsat .,... _ 47% Amer. Motors ...•.-,-;-;-.--..v-il Sears 60 Parke Davis 2414 Gen. Elect ." 87'A Beth. Steel :., : 2914 Reynolds Tob. ..;.. 42% Standard NJ 67% Holiday Inn 43V< Ark-La 36 Ark-Mo (Bid) 10 : / B Divco-Wayne 45% RUSK (Continued from rage One) (ration policy although asserting, "We've failed to tell the people there's a good reason for paying all this blood and treasure." He suggested renaming the conflict the "Southeast Asia War" to impress on the public what he called its global implications. And Sens. Bourke B. Hickenlooper, R-Iowa, and John J. Sparkman, D-Ala., asserted Ful bright was wrong in saying tht administration misled Congress in seeking the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, adoption of which immediately preceded a massive step-up in U.S. military activities in Vietnam. But war policy critics asked the majority of the questions. "Why are we in Vietnam?" asked Senate Democratic Leader Mik« Mansfield, who has urged an end t« U.S. bombing of reporter in the Press Bureau in North Vietnam. WEATHER (f »»'.inned from Page One) to three inches of snow in Northeast Arkansas by this afternoon, Hazardous driving warnings were issued for Northeast and Northwest Arkansas. Arkansas was struck by other severe weather. What was described unofficially as a tornado hit a poultry farm owned by C. J. Peacock Jr. about five miles west of Hickory Ridge, destroying part of two chicken houses, blowing doors and part of the roof off a feed mill and blowin away part of a pump house. Between 4,000 and ,000 chickens were scattered by the storm, which caused damage estimated at $45,000 to $50,000 by farm manager Gale Lacy. Thunderstorms Monday and Monday night brought heavy showers and scattered light hail plus strong gusty winds to much of the state. Wind gusts of up to 55 miles an hour were recorded at Adams Field in Little Rock Monday night. + + * A wood and sheet metal hangar at the Weiner (Poinsett County airport was blown down, damaging some private planes. Barnes and trailers were blown over and trees uprooted at Bay (Craighead County) and in Jonesboro the Rock Palace Motel burned and 12 units were destroyed during a heavy rain Lows Monday night dropped to 30 at Fayetteville and Harrison. El Dorado recorded the high of 54. Among schools closed were those at Springdale, Fayetteville, Rogers, Bentonville, Farmington, Huntsville, Kingston, Lincoln, Prairie Grove, West.-Fork Siloam Springs, Decatur, Gravette, Gentry, Centerton and Pea Ridge and schools in Boone, Searcy, CaiTol!, Marion, Newton and Baxter counties. Havana from 1933 to 1937 and later edited the Florida magazine, Citrus Exchange. Ruel Hatley Ruel Hatley, 53, a resident of the Number Nine Community, died early this morning in Doctors Hospital. He was a farmer. He was born in Tennessee, but had lived in this area most of his Rusk: "To take steps to meet the common danger in the face of an attack by North Vietnam on South Vietnam." Why didn't the administration respond to Hanoi's expressed willingness to negotiate if the bombing were halted? Mansfield asked. Rusk: "They won't talk unless we slop the bombing, while their war goes on at whatevei pace they want to pursue, 1115 j There's no element of reason j and fairness in that point of the view If we said we would negoti- He was a member of Number Nine Baptist Church. He leaves two daughters, Mrs ate " 0 niy if'ftey stopped Their Billy Joe Nelson of Blytheville > mil j| ary activity in Vietnam and Mrs. Laverne Kelly of W»-j while we con | inue d the bomb- verly, Ga.; j jn , every body would say we A brother, Abn«r J. Hatley w *; e craly ." Jr. of Michigan; Six listers, Mrt. Laura Moore Mrs. Jim Fowler and Mrs. Troy Mayo, all oi Blythevflle, Mrs Mae Johnston of Memphis, Mrs Hubert Northcutt of St. Louis *nd,Mn. R. L. V»nDykt of Dell; And four grandchildren. Services will bi announced by Cobb Funeral Horn*. Mn. Henrietta Hensley Funeral service* for Mrs, Henrietta Henslty, 84, who died last Thuraday in Doctors Hotpi- taj, will bt conducted at 2 p.m. W«diw*day in tht Watt End Court* with E«v. P.J. vill b* • Ml. Zt«a , Hem Funeral Neue IM«K one freodMi, Paa- Savin BL Asked why greater efforts weren't made to have the U.N. Security Council act on Vietnam, Rusk said Soviet opposi tion to that course would mean only "an eye-gouging debate without results." What about peace efforts? Rusk: "Almost literally, never a waek passes without a new follow-up of some contact, aonw rumor, some commtnt dropped in diplomatic discussions, somt thought of some government." Acknowledging the war puts a severe strain on U.S. patience and resources, Rusk added: "But to me, the alternative of abandoning this war is catastrophic—not just for Southeast Aaia but for the United State*." Fulbright responded by at- serting U.S. war policies ar* hiving "effect* both abroad and at home ihil are nothing short of toaatrew." ; GOLD (Continued from page one) improved. British financial experts estimated that hoarders now hold more gold than the combinec supply of the United States and the other six of the international gold pool. Demand at today's price fixing in London was said to be about double that at Monday's opening, when just under 10 tons was bought. The day's total was believed to have been more than 25 tons. The dollar price at the fixing eased one fourth of a cent, to $35.19-1«, and the pound opened 30 points higher on the London foreign Exchange market, at $2.3985. It eased off to $2,3965 at noon. Pressure on gold also continued on the Zurich market, and banking sources here said there was no indication of a letup. Both the dollar and the pound opened slightly stronger, howev er. The pound and the dollar also improved on the Paris market, the pound up 120 points to 11.7925 francs and the dollar up 37 points to 4.9215 francs. MONKEY BUSINESS appears on Hong Kong stamps commemorating the Oriental lunar new year which is •he Year of the Monkey, a creature signifying wisdom and industry, two qualities highly prized in the bustling British Crown Colony. Paul Gilliland Paul Gilliland, 53, of Dell died yesterday evening in Kennedy Veteran's Hospital in Memphis. He was a ginner for the Dell Gin Co., a veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion and the Dell Baptist Church. He was born in Cooler, Mo., but had lived in Dell since 1921. He leaves his wife, Beuna Marie Gilliland of Dell; One daughter, Mrs. Delores Jones of Luxora; Three brothers,, Clyde E. Gilliland of Blytheville, Joel E. Gilliland of Jacksonville, Ark., and Roy Gilliland of Torrance, Calif.; Two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy ..Jean Pillow of Blytheville and Mrs. Betty Jean Bowers of Germany; And three grandchildren. Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Dell Baptist Church with Rev. Curtis Bvy- ant and Rev. Jessie Brune'r officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Cobb Funeral Home in charge. Pallbearers will be C. A. Smith, Junior Smith, Ed Hardin, James Childers, Floyd Phil lips and J. T. Tate. DEATH (Continued from Page One) tory circumstances leading to these automobile accidents was given as speed too fast for conditions, failure to yield the right of-way, and making an improper turn, authorities said. Within District Three, which includes Mississippi and eight i other counties, there were 15 Natalities during the first two .months of 1968 as compared with only six fatalities in Jan- |uary and February of 1967. Of these 15 fatalities, four occurred in Mississippi County, the state police said. Fatalities, which were the result of automobile accidents in Arkansas from January to ; March 5 of 1968, numbered 94 in comparison with 101 for this same period last year. There were 10 fatalities recorded in Mississippi County during 1967, authorities said. Digging for Books CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) The Harvard library plans to dig up Harvard Yard to make way for more books, the University has announced. Four levels of underground space to store 1,100,000 books will be excavated on the east side of the yard by the library, already the largest university library in the world and the third largest library in the United States. President Nathan M. Pusey said Monday a national committee will seek $5 million for the construction and re-landscaping of the yard when the construe-1 (ion is completed. j Has Number 27! HOUMA, La. (AP) — With the arrival of a healthy eight-pound boy, Mrs. Antoine Lodrigue has given birth to her 27th child. He was christened Morris. Twenty-one of the Lodrigue children are living. Three are married, 17 are at the family's two-bedroom frame home. Mrs Lodrigue, 41, has had four sets of twins, one set of triplets. Lodrique, 49, works for a packing company. VIETNAM (Continued from Pr;c One) flying Stratofortresses crashed into suspected enemy positions within two miles of the besieged Marine base. The other B52 strikes were against Viet Cong fortifications 25 miles northeast of Saigon and in the central coastal plains 270 miles northeast of Saigon. The ground war dwindled into a lull for the first time since the Communist command launched the lunar new year offensive Jan. 31. In the only ground action of any size reported Monday by the U.S. Command, troops of the 196th Light Infantry Brigade scored a lopsided victory in a 7^2-hour coastal battle, killing 78 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese at a cost of only two Americans killed and 29 wounded. The battlefield was on the coastal plains near Tarn Ky, 113 miles southeast of the DMZ. The GIs called in reinforcements and jet fighter-bombers to stagger the enemy for the second time in three days in the area. On Saturday American in fantrymen killed 129 enemy troops near Tarn Ky; no Americans were killed and only 18 wounded. The South Vietnamese 2nd Regiment was battered by enemy artillery and rifle fire Monday in a pocket of scrub-brush country six miles south of the DMZ near the U.S. Marine outpost at Dong Ha. The day before, the South Vietnamese troops cornered a North Vietnamese battalion of about 600 men north of Dong Ha and reported killing 102 of them in an eight-hour fight. South Vietnamese troops maneuvering between Dong Ha and the DMZ have reported eight stiff encounters in the past two weeks. To the west, North Vietnamese troops encircling Khe Sanh hurled 150 more rounds of mortar, artillery and rocket fire into the Marine combat base Monday. Light casualties were reported. South Koreans forces in Vietnam have killed 1,759 Viet Cong nists' lunar new year offensive on Jan. 30, a Korean spokesman said. today. No Korean bases were attacked during the urban offensive, a Korean report showed, but Korean troops helped repel attacks on several cities and launched operations to counter the enemy offensive. Going 'Bottomless' SAN FRANCISCO (AP). San Francisco's North Beach, which gained considerable notoriety over its bare-bosomed topless revues, is going "bottomless." No clothes at all. Ntw Bethel The BF Club of New Bethel Baptist Church met list night in the home of Mrs. Gertrude Wells at 1 p.m. Circle Two will meet Wednesday night in the home of Mrs. Frankie James at 7 p.m. and Circle One will meet Thursday night in the home of Mrs. Louella Spears at 7 p.m. Choirs One and Two will perform at the MVBU executive board meeting at Mount Nebo Church Friday night at 7 p.m. Rev. Conway will give the message. A Saint Patrick's Day tea will be held at True Light Baptist Church Sunday from 2 until 6 p.m. Churches participating will be New Bethel, Morning Star, First Baptist, Pilgrims Rest and True Light. Impromptu Bonk Loon CARLINVILLE, 111. (AP) When officials opened the Farmers and Merchants National Bank Monday they found the bank vault wouldn't open. So they went across the street and borrowed a substantial amount of money from the Carlinville National Bank. The money—an interest-free .loan- carried Farmers and Merchants through until noon when experts arrived from St. Louis, 50 miles south, and opened the vault. The loan was then returned to Carlinville National. Postman Reinstated SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Bearded, long-haired postman Bob R. Barnum, 25, was reinstated Monday after a two week layoff, while higher echelons in Washington decide whether he wears his hair too long. Barnum, a two-year career employe, was put to work at an inside desk job away from the exposure of his usual delivery route. Postmaster Lim P. Lee sent a photo of Barnum to assistant postmaster general Richard Murphy who was taken aback at the getups of some postmen on a visit to San Francisco in January. New regulations governing appearance of employes were issued last week banning bells, beads and bangles. But they failed to give any specifications on the length of hair except to say it must be kept reasonable as judged by community Standards. "Briefly, what he did was to show that there was a high concentration of a substance like kinekard in the blood from the liver," she said. Mug Shot Must Go SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) Gov. David Cargo has consented to having his picture removed from New Mexico highway maps. Cargo said Monday several thousand maps have been thrown away in the past due to changeovers in administrations. 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