The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 19, 1968 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 19, 1968
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Twfot- Blyftevflle (Ark.) Courier News - Tuesday, Mutti It, MM FOR SAFER ACCIDENTS Up-belted occupants con rtdace severity of oa impending auto craih by more than 80 per cent if they osiyme the positions above. If a crath it anticipated, the driver should have both hands on the upper rim of the steering wheel with his elbows out. He can maintain control of the car until the very last moment, when he lowers his head to rest en the back of his hands. A passenger, right, should lean forward as far as possible, place his forearms on the top of the instrument panel pad and 'cradle his head above the level of the panel. Findings are results of experiments conducted at General Motors eroving around. Shriver Not Mentioned In List of Kennedy Aides Morale Is High Among U.5.' Vietnam Troops By DONALD M. ROTHBERG . Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - One of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's closest advisers says he doesn't expect Kennedy brother-in-law Sargent Shriver to take part in the senator's campaign to unseat President Johnson. "The last I heard, he is still to be ambassador to France," the source, who refused to permit use of his name, told The Associated Press. Reports have circulated in Washington for weeks that Pres- 'ident Johnson plans to appoint Shriver, now director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, i ambassador to France. The post has been vacant since Nov. 15 when Charles E. Bohlen was promoted to undersecretary of state. Another source close to the Kennedys said, "I have not heard his (Shriver's) name mentioned in connection with the campaign at all ... I'm rather surprised that his name hasn't come up. If he were going to participate, I'm sure somebody would have mentioned him." Shriver, vacationing in Spain with his wife, the former Eunice Kennedy, told a news conference today lie has not been asked to help in Kennedy's campaign. "1 don't know if I would be asked. I don't know what I could do," he said. Shriver said Kennedy's decision to oppose Johnson for the nomination did not surprise him although he said he had no prior knowledge of it. He also refused to confirm or deny reports of his ambassadorial prospects, saying: "Two countries are involved in this, and I do not believe I could comment." In February, 6th graf 104 ... In February 1964, President Johnson named Shriver to lead More Bad News For Britisk Budget By LOUIS NEVIN Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) - The British public got ready for more bad news from the Labor government today—a program of wage and income freezes and heavy tax increases to curb the demand for imports. This was the expectation of the government's new budget which Chancellor of the Exchequer Roy Jenkins unveils before the House of Commons this afternoon. It is a chief factor in the future of the pound and Britain's part of the British-American effort to restore stability to the world monetary situation. Jenkins was expected to siphon off $1.2 billion in purchasing power by hiking the income and corporation taxes, raising (lie sales tax 10 per cent, and increasing the annual auto license fee and the special taxes on gasoline, liquor, beer, wine and to- bacco. The government also is freezing wages and incomes for at least 12 months and putting selective restraints on prices of goods that are not considered essential for the export drive. The unions and the Labor party's left wing are certain to set up a howl. Prime Minister Harold Wilson's cabinet gave final approval lo the financial blueprint Monday, and Jenkins called on Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace to give her the traditional advance look at the document. The chief aim of the bulky budget Jenkins has been working on for weeks is to permit British exports to take advantage of the competitive edge in prices provided by the Nov. 18 devaluation of (lie pound and get Britain's foreign trade balance out of the red. That can be done only by curtailing imports which are not essential to export industries. The government has already announced a number of military cutbacks and other economies designed to reduce its spending by $2.4 billion by 1970. The new budget is designed to complete that economic program by taking from the British people an estimated $1.2 billion in purchasing power during the fiscal year beginning April I. The idea is to keep the people, who have been on a spending spree for weeks, from buying imported goods or domestic products which could be exported to earn money abroad. Britain's foreign payments have been in the red since 1962. Last year the deficit was a massive 540 million pounds, or $1.29 :illion at the. post-devaluation exchange rate. I the war on poverty. For nearly I two years, Shriver directed both the antipoverty agency and the Peace Corps, the job to which he was appointed by Presidenl John F. Kennedy. In January 1966, he left the Peace Corps to concentrate on the antipoverty campaign. Shriver, who headed the cilil rights section of John Kennedy's 1960 presidentiar campaign,, was mentioned in 1964 as a possible Johnson choice for vice president. He brushed aside such speculation, saying he thought his brother-in-law Robert F. Kennedy, when attorney general, "would be' terrific— He's obviously got all the qualifications." By GEORGE MC ARTHUR Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) --For three years of ever intensifying war"are in Vietnam, the morale of the American fighting man has never 'flagged, The Communist offensive in 'ebruary which wrought so much damage had only a peripheral effect on the spirit of :he U.S. -troops. In many in- itances the offensive improved morale, AP correspondents in he field: report. i "Hell; my guys are raring for more," a battalion commander old, newsmen. This was demonstrated by ouritless tales of/heroism—like he ! young Marine officer on :ave who flew back and swam IB Phu Cam Canal in darkness o rejoin his outfit in embattled iue. It would be oversimplification o contend that three years of mounting warfare has not resulted in some erosion. The dictionary 'defines morale as a "moral or mental condition with respect to cheerfullness, confidence, zeal, ]etc." Most observers ...would agree that by this definition the comparative handful of American advisers here in 1965 surpassed the average morale level of the 500,000 Americans now in Vietnam. This decline, however, is hardly significant and is probably due as much to the leveling influence of the number of men involved as any other factor. Personnel officers, psychiatrists and others concerned with the problem consider the U. S. 12-month rotation policy the biggest factor in mainlainng morale. Another is the policy.of giving every man at least one rest leave outside the country during his Vietnam tour. The war itself affects morale in seemingly odd ways. An example of this:is the rarity of what psychiatrists in previous wars termed "combat fatigue.'' "There is not that much sus- tained combat as a rule there," one doctor said. "What we have is often the absence of combat, the feeling that the enemy is everywhere and the inability to Hanoi Tipped On B-52 Raids? By BARRY KRAMER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - ; Six: North Vietnamese defectors said today that Hanoi's intelligence sources provide as much as 24 hours advance notice and the approximate location o£ U; S. B52 bombing raids in South Vietnam. "Preposterous," said a senior U.S. officer on Geni William C. Westmoreland's staff, •, "The thing that disproves this statement is that many; of the missions aren't even planned 24 hours in advance," the officer said. ' The information has enabled North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces to dig in and protect themselves from the huge bomb loads dropped by the high-altitude bombers, the defectors said. Nguyen Cong Tan, a political officer who defected last summer, told newsmen at a Saigon news conference "the North Vietnamese army .knows 24 hours in advance about the B52 bombing" from agents in many foreign countries. He said he did not know specifically how Hanoi gets the notice. La Thanh Dong, 33, a first lieutenant who defected near Khe Sanh last month, said: "Through foreign agents and the Central Security Service in Hanoi we know each B52 strike 24 hours before they take off and the tentative coordinates" locating the attack on the map. The B52s fly to targets in Vietnam mainly from Guam and Thailand. It is possible, U.S., officials admit, for Russian trawlers to pass on information about the planes taking off from Guam, and for agents in Thailand to do likewise. But this would give a few hours warning at most. Earlier warning would mean that the Communists are intercepting coded U.S. military messages or that they have other access to advance information on the BS2 raids. Lt. Dong said every time North Vietnamese troops in his area were warned a B52 raid was on the way, they hid in trenches. . .••••• "Maybe nothing would happen," he said, "but about 50 per cent of .the time the B52s did come." 'Luong Dinh Du, one of the defectors, said he had seen a B52 strike wipe out one-quarter of his battalion. get him/This causes some problems." " Even so, the psychiatrists feel there are no serious moral* problems among the troops uj Vietnam. While official statistics are inconclusive, one doctor estimates that only one-tenth of one per cent of the patients evacuated from the country arj mental patients. ? The civil rights and peace disorders in the United States fttff quently enrage the soldiers in the field. But this is considered' an insignificant factor so far as morale is concerned, even among Negro soldiers who might be influenced the most. ? Since the Communists began their offensive at the end of Jan} uary, the U.S. casualty toll has been running close to 500 dead per week. Combat officers point out that casualties as such do not necessarily lower morale of well indoctrinated soldiers. Fre* quently they fight even harden The Communist offensive did raise serious apprehensions among many middle-level American officiers and civilians in Vietnam and caused some evi ident reappraisals in the head,? quarters of Gen. William Ci Westmoreland. In time, this feeling of apprehension may seep down to the fighting troops^ but so far it has not done so. '-* Now Many Wear 1 FALSE TEETH With Little Worry Do your false teeth annoy and em* « barnas by slipping, dropping, orwob-^ bUng'Wheu you eat, laughcrtalkt", Then sprinkle a HttleFASTEETH on-, your plates. PASTEETH holds den-' tures firmer and more comfortably... Makes eating easier. It's alkaline—.. doesn't sour. No feummy, gooey,,'] pasty taste or feel. Helps check plate odor. Dentures that fit are essential to health, Seeypur dentist regularly. Get FA9TEETH at an drug counter!. Copper Strike Talks Run Into New Snags By NEIL GILBRIDE AP Labor Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Negotiations between 26 striking unions and 3 big copper firms have hit new snags in White House-sponsored talks while a fourth firm awaited the outcome of union ratification meetings on a contract agreement. Strikers in Arizona and Texas were voting on a 40-month contract with Phelps Dodge Corp. that would provide $1.13 per hour in increased wages and fringe benefits. Several endorsements by locals—and no rejections—were reported by early today. Workers at Phelps Dodge Copper Products Corp. in Yonkers, N.Y., have already approved a separate contract providing a package of 7S cent* per hour ever 36 months. Wages In the industry aver- •gedfUl per aov Mora UJW I workers in 22 states went on strike more than eight months ago. About 6,500 of the strikers are Phelps Dodge employes. * * » Talks with the other three major firms—Kennecott Copper Corp., Anaconda Co. and American Smelting & Refining Co.— bogged down anew when both sides took lough new bargaining stances. However, Kennecott did announce it had reached agreements with four small locals in Nevada and New Mexico. Sources said the three firms were resisting accepting the Phelps Dodge settlement as an industry pattern. A spokesman for the firms said the unions bad renewed their "apparently illegal company-wide demands" for simultaneous contract expiration dates and similar economic gains for *li workMieftacB torn, The unions abandoned those demands in settling with Phelps Dodge, but the industry statement said, "It is not clear whether there will be concession on these conditions in all the bargaining areas of the other three companies." Each of the companies has widely scattered mining, smelting, refining and fabricating operations, plus lead and zinc operations. * * * The three firms again criticized the National Labor Relations Board for not seeking a federal court injunction after it issued a complaint that the company-wide demands constitute a refusal to bargain. Government o f f i c i a 1 s ex- messed hope, despite the new deadlock that contracts can be concluded between the unions nd the three firms by lat« this week. . ...- 'WSOLIDS If you want to be "in", be in them. Be within the trim tapered lines... with box. pleat. Be without wrinkles, ironing cares. The no touch-up 65% Dacron® polyester/35% cotton oxford fabric even releases stains in the wash... thanks to a new idea called "soil-release"! Come down and be "in"! Be in solid. 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