The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 19, 1968 · Page 1
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 1

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 19, 1968
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Pi|» Tm — Blythevnii (Ark.) Courier New* - Tuesdsy, Mire* •w*V (_' . „. . „ • - . -•- Doily Record 11 ... * Weother 'Yesterday'* high — 70 JSeclpltatlon prevloiu 24 hours (lo T'Tatn todav) — none ROCKEFELLER (Continued Irom rage One) Democratic presidential nomi- •.JBplpltBtlon Jan. 1 to d«te - 6 32 j Eaeh RQl 41 per CC11 ( Q | the sunset today — 6:11 %uniUe tomorrow — 6:07 This Dale a Year Ar" Ycilorday's hleh — M rOvernlght low — 35 Prtblpltatlon J»n. 1 to dale — 6.ii :--• L6J votcs in a survey of adults in 300 cities and communities. Rockefeller's meeting today W9S Wllil oCnolUIo WMU jnuiuucu Nixon backers and others hostile to a Rockefeller candidacy. Rockefeller backers had met in Washington the day before (Continued from Page One) i an( j quickly adopted a resolution voiced a rather determined de- calling him "the Republican vuiitv-u A id met ut-t-v 1 *" 1 "^ u'ith thp nrciltcst 01131106 Ot Win* lensc 01 i is • j^ November." nnllnvr & ~ G (< on pric Hoi p j\ con Wa. sau and adn spe inec he . of t In GOLD (Continued from Page One) on a $1.2 billion catch-all appro- bill passed by the Rep. John W. Byrnes of Wisconsin, senior Republican on the Ways and Means Committee, said nobody had consulted him and said he was skeptical of any administration olfers to cut spending until they were examined in detail. "1 want to see the program," "I want to see the color of their eyes." mluy , , In other developments mark- Ana''that was only the begin-i The session was called by, ing lhe s |,j [t to a two-price sys- •" • "'« •• . . . j-i Cntfrt T 1 Annaiir... _ r i.-i i* : i* ning. (Simultaneously, Maryland Gov. Spiro T. Agnew \ lcm _ a f ree market for private- "r e 1 i a b 1 e 1 —who said at a news conference sources" disclosed that Vietnam!he hoped Rockefeller would stay troop reinforcements would be out of the Nebraska primary moderate compared with the reported request for 206,000 additional men by Gen. William C. Nebraska "is probably the top state for Nixon in the whole country," Agnew said. And he Westmoreland, U.S. commander i said there is not enough lime to in Vietnam. j mount an effective campaign ...What's more, the same j for Rockefeller there, sources disclosed that Johnson j But Rockefeller could be was secretly collaborating with i forced into the contest if Ne- ICaders of Congress to make sig- braska Secretary of State Frank nTficant cuts in the federal Marsh puts his name on the bal- tiijdget—as the price lor the Hot under the state's policy that higher taxes the President a ll prospective candidates be in- seeks. ' eluded. Ihesult: Johnson and the anonymous sources, wrapped into a single news account, captured headlines from Kennedy in ijjany newspapers around the diurkry. KENNEDY (Continued from Pa£c One) ^Johnson, when pressed, is ad- j and 'C' students." eft at using the power of his of- Kennedy made it clear in his fice to put down any challenge, j first day of campaigning that Sfttwas John F. Kennedy. Barry j the Vietnam war will set the Goldwater once complained (hat i pace of his effort. every time he had the potential o! making headlines at a Repub. lican meeting in the capital, the late President found a way to top him. At the last moment before his opening address at Kansas State he added this line about the war: "If the defense of Khe Sanh is On Sunday, the challengers to!so important to the South Viet' namese government, I want to see South Vietnamese troops in Johnson had an ostensible two- to-one advantage In network television time, and presumably in headlines Monday morning. The line-up on network question-and-answer programs was Kennedy and McCarthy vs. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey. But then it was disclosed—by still unnamed sources—that Kennedy had met with Secretary of Defense Clark M. Clifford to discuss a proposal for setting up a special presidential commission to revise Vietnam policy. As the sources put it, Kennedy offered not to run for president if Johnson adopted the commission proposal. Kennedy later accused the there and the U.S. Marines out of there." The response to that was so violently favorable that he tried it again at the University of Kansas in the afternoon and an even greater ovation assured the line a prominent place in Kennedy's campaign oratory in the days ahead. The mass adultation that followed the two speeches hundreds ot sub-voting age titans tearing at his clothes, girls screaming and squealing, reaching to touch, tug, push or rumple him—put Kennedy one up on his late brother. For when John F. Kennedy White House of distorting its ac- ] began his campaign in 1960 he counts ot the proposal and his part in it. He denied assertions by administration aides that he had attempted to force Johnson to change his Vietnam policies. was only slightly familiar across the nation and had to work to draw crowds. Robert Kennedy starts out as an established celebrity and as Exactly how this explosive bit j keeper of the Kennedy legend; of political interplay was "leaked" is a matter in dispute. Kennedy blamed the administration and the White House professes innocence. But no matter how it came i w ilf ], a ve little trouble drawing as an underdog challenger to an incumbent President; as one whose voice and manner summon echoes of the 1960 campaign. The 42-year-old Kennedy about, the story as told by the anonymous sources placed Kennedy in the position of a political blackmailer and would-be usurper of presidential power. And Ihe story was widely published in the newspapers. Fresh from that clash, Johnson flew without prior nouncement Monday from his Texas ranch to the Minneapolis convention of the National Farmers Union. crowds. They will flock—especially the young ones—to hear the New England twang, to see the right hand piercing the air in emphasis, the fingers of the left hand nervously dipping into a jacket pocket. So Kennedy flew hack to Washington — sneezing and wrapped in a blue topcoat, a "Bobby Is Sexy" sign adorning ,, ,, . . , Ihe cabin wall, other passengers It was there, in the ballroom Uvillering an d daring one anoth- of a downtown hotel that he, cr , 0 seek aulo graph S -assured really cut loose and, defending . that he has tne charisrna that his Vietnam pohcies, extempo-j makffl ple come out . nzed in his most emotional, on- A] , h f ls '' m j ssin g now is 1,312 swinging fashion. H,s targets; ljd delle vol ' s ,„ advance clearly were Kennedy and Mc-^ ' Augus «. DemoC ratic Nation- Declaring he has had more the charisma . ( . h ? " lslsls he ls tle •*«« times, Johnson pointedly assert-i ll ! ougl1 ed that he "welcomes sugges-i 1 !. , , j „ u .u lions from committees. f om ;ih>s Country today" above the commissions, from Congress. from private individuals, from. counts ' clubs"—in short, from anyone : tawdry arithmetic of delegate who thinks he has a solution to the Vietnam war. But the real burden of his message, much of it extemporaneous, was to suggest the Corn- Mrs. Lagston Services for. Mrs. Mary Lagston, 39, who died Friday morning in John Gaston Hospital in Memphis, will be conducted to- munisls are assaulting the very morrow at 11 a.m. in the Crunv moral fiber of the nation by cap- j P'er Funeral Home chapel by italizing, if not encouraging or I Rev. P. J. James, assisted by organizing, antiwar dissent at Rev. R. T. Shipp. home. "We ought not let them win something in Washington that they can't win in Hue, in the I Corps or in Khe Sanh. And we are not going to," he said. If Kennedy had not realized Burial will be in Sandy Ridge Cemetery. She leaves her husband, Simon Lagston of Blytheville; Six sons, Curtis Lee Sheppard of Alexandria, Va., Simon Lagston Jr., Quinon Lagston, before, that he had a real fight'John Lagston, Perry Joe Lags- on his hands, events coming ton and Cecil Lagston, all of hard on the heels of his announcement of availability for the presidency should convince him otherwise. Meanwhile, Johnson seems to be relishing his new role as the challenged President. In short, he looks vigorous, acts vigorous —and »bviouily is spoiling lor Blytheville; One daughter, Angle Nell Lagston of Blytheville; Her mother, Mrs. Henrietta Williams .of Blytheville; Three sisters, Mrs. B t s s i t Burns of Blytheville, Mrs. Cors Williams of Homestead, Fla., and Mr:. Mayoli Androwi of Memphis. ly held gold but continuation of the $35 price on sales between governments: —The New York stock exchange bounded up 13 points in early .Monday trading, but cooled off later for an average gain of 2.54 points. —In Britain, the Wilson government was presenting lo Commons today a budget, that was expected to include heavy tax hikes plus wage and income freezes in an attempt to curb consumer-imports demand and thus to get the British balance of payments out of the red. The prime goal is lo improve the condition of the recently devalued pound. —Chairman William McChesney Martin Jr. of the Federal Reserve Board warned the dollar is not yet safe. The storm could rise anew, he told a Detroit, audience, if the United States does not move promptly to restore confidence by cutting its budget and raising taxes. While Mills and Mahon contemplated House action to put the economy drive in gear, two admlniitratlon. 1 * • The GOP group, which Includes former presidential nominees, Congress members and governors, issued a statement saying the recent waves of speculation in gold reflected "a recognition of this mismanagement." The Federal Reserve Board was silent about a possible change in the discount rate by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York,, which reportedly wants a tighter rein on credit than the board favors. The New York bank, largest and most influential of the 12 district banks in the Federal Reserve system, reportedly wants to up the discount rate to 5.5 per cent, compared with the hike to 5 per cent which the board approved . last week for the 11 other hanks. The uniform rate had been 4.5 per ce t but the increase was approved to ward off effects of the gold crisis and inflation. Other interest rates are pegged to the rate charged by Federal Reserve banks for money borrowed by commercial banks but as yet the commercial banks have not increased their interest rates to lenders. Will Sykes Will Sykes of Blytheville died Friday in Blytheville's Keith Acres Nursing Home. He was 86. He leaves one son, L. N. Sykes of Greenville, Miss.; One daughter, Mrs. Willie May Ivy of Chicago; Two brothers, Fred Sykes and j McKinley Sykes, both of Blytheville; And one grandchild. Funeral .services will be to- .morrow at 3 p.m. in Crumpler Funeral-Home chapel, by Rev. VIETNAM (Continued from page one) In Operation Quyet Tliang, the biggest allied offensive of the war, government troops sweeping five miles north of Saigon's Tan Son Nhut air base, found a cache containing 80 122mm rockets, 1,200 mortar rounds, 138 warheads for bazooka-type rockets, 30 recoilless rifle shells and half a ton of TNT. No major ground action was reported in the eight-day-old operation. The U.S. Command reported 821 enemy soldiers and 32 Americans have been killed, while • government spokesmm said South Vietnamese losses have been light. U.S. headquarters reported an Air Force F100 Super Sabre jet and two helicopters were shot down Monday. over North Vietnam Monday. Among their targets were the Kien An airfield six miles southwest of Haiphong, a power plant 27 miles northeast of the port city, and a highway ferry 18 miles south of Hanoi. The Super Sabre, 811th U.S. | North Vietnam proclaimed to- combat plane officially reported lost over North Vietnam, was downed in the panhandle 30 miles southwest of Dong Hoi. One crewman was rescued, the other was missing. One crewman was wounded in a helicopter crash 115 miles west of Saigon, while two crewmen were wounded when their chopper was shot down 110 miles southwest of the capital. U.S. planes flew 71 missions day a "Hate America" holiday, calling it a "union day of struggle against the United States." An elaborate "Hate America" campaign was scheduled, the increases its armed forces bj 12?,000 men this year to give it I total of 900,000 men under arms. The United States has agreed tl equip (he new troops. Earliet the.Saigon government had ai> nounced plans to put 65,000 men in uniform by midyear. In Moscow, an otticial of th» Soviet Merchant Marine Ministry, Atoly Goldobenko, said Soviet ships would carry 20 per cent more cargo to North Viet- Campaign \Vel3 oLiicuuicu, »uc i_ciu in\>i\, \,u*gu tv* iiu» m t i^u U.S. Command reported, but alnam this year than they did in command spokesman said there! 1967. U.S. officials have estimat- were no indications the Commu-Jed total Russian aid to North nists were planning any special military action. In noncombat developments, informed sources said the South Vietnamese government would Vietnam in 1967 at about $1 billion. The Soviets ship warplanes, antiaircraft guns, tanks and such nonmilitary items as building materials and food. lilt! ULUIIUIliy UI1VK Jll gcal, IWU -..-i—, -j moves were developing in the G - H - Conwa y and assisted Senate to seize the initiative by R( Ly- R : T - sh .'PP. trying to attach an income-tax increase to a different bill already passed by the House. But sponsors did not appear to have the votes. And in any case the House, traditionally jealous of its constitutional prerogative of originating all tax legislation, would not be likely to accept such a maneuver. One Senate proposal to be offered would append the 10 per cent surtax to a bill extending excise tax rates. The other would combine a surtax, an ?8 billion spending cut and a directive to government departments to shrink their payrolls 200,000 persons by attrition. The Senate-House Economic Committee reflected the wide range of opinions in Congress over the proposed tax increase when it published its annual report, augmented by individual statements of members. The committee majority reported inability to agree on a recommendation for or against the surtax. Chairman William Proxmire, D-Wis., said the gold crisis had only strengthened his conviction there should not be an increase. The Republican Coordinating an increase should be considered after substantial spending cuts. The Republican minority said Committee contended meanwhile that the revision of the international gold system was entirely due to "mismanagement of our domestic financial and economic affairs by the Johnson Burial will be in. Mt. Zion Cemetery. Move Backfires CHICAGO fAP) - When overdue books were accepted at the public library .without fines Jan. 2, nearly'105,000 books—many of them valuable or out of print- were returned. Library officials were jubilant. , Now they fear the amnesty may have backfired. There has been a sharp decrease in the collection of fine's on overdue books since. PRIVILEGES AUTHORIZED AS SECOND CLASS MAIL BljUnvllte Courier Ncwi BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. 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