The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 25, 1968 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 25, 1968
Page 6
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Twlv» — Bljlhevllle Writ.) Courier New* - Monday, March », Mississippian At First National Wiley H. Knight, has been named a vice president of First National Bank here, E. M. Regenold, president of the bank, announced tins week. Knight comes li e r e from Laurel, Miss., where he served with the Commerical National Bank Trust Company for the past eight years. In Laurel, he was president of the Dixie Golf Club, president of the Babe Ruth League, an officer in the Lions Club, chairman of the disaster committee of his Red Cross chapter, division chairman of the United Givers and was active in the Boy Scouts, Retail Merchants and Baplist Church. He is a graduate of t h e University of Southern Mississippi and the School of Banking o f the South at Louisiana Slate University. He is married to the for«;er Patricia Renfro and the faUier Knight of two children, Amy Lynn and Hal. Knight and his family reside at 620 Fecan. iiiiiNiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiNiiniiiiiiiiiiniiiHiiiiiiiiini News of Men In Service Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Army Pfc. Billy Waynt Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Jones of Blythevillc, is nw on duty at Long Bi n h , Vietnam. His wife is the former Mar- letic Cannedy, a 1 s o of Blytheville. Ail-man 1. C. Kaye W. Curry, whose wife, Sandra, is the daughter of Mrs. Loretle Duncan 01 iSlyliicville, is now on duty at Pleiku, Vietnam. Army Pvt. Larry D. Beights, s o n o f Robert L. Beighls o f Senath, Mo. and Mrs. 01 i v a Beights of Greenfield, Ind., recently completed a cooking course at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. Sgt. Milburn R. McCall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard McCall of Carutliersville, has received the Air Force Commendation Medal for meritorious service while serving in Vietnam. Army Pvl. Robert M. Moore, son of Mrs. Nettie M. Robinson of Osccpla, has been assigned to the 2nd Inf. Div. in Korea, Airman Carolyn ,A. Mayo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Mayo of Blyiheville, has completed basic training at Lackland AFB, Tex. WORIvrS-EYE VIEW along the Ginza in Tokyo with the Sana! Building in the back* ground. Toe cylinder* shaped structure reiti on the highest priced piece of .land In Japan. HOME - SP4-E4 Louis 0. M a h a n has completed 14 months of duty in South Korea and is home on 30-day leave prior to going to Fort Hood, Tex. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Derwood Mahan. Mauritius: The Way of the Dodo? By KENNETH L, WHITING Associated Press Writer PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (AP) — Newly independent Mauritius faces a future only slightly brighter than that of the dodo bird which became extinct here 250 years ago. The island in the middle of the Indian Ocean is overpopulated and depends entirely on sugar cane. II suffers sleazy politics, bitter racial and religious feuds, resentful satellite islands and seems likely to become a minor pawn in international power politics. The Soviet Union is reported interested in this island 1,500 miles off Africa for space satellite tracking. The United States bases an astronaut recovery team in Port Louis during manned space shots. Satellites launched from Cape Kennedy reach orbit over the Indian Ocean. With Britain's planned withdrawal east of Suez, the Soviets may also be interested in Mauritius as a base for warships or a fishing fleet. The island's 25,000 Chinese are split between supporters of Nationalist China and Peking. Two daily newspapers back mainland China and one supports Formosa. "My government thinks the mainland of China is China," Prime Minister Sir See.woosagur Ramgoolam told newsmen who asked why Peking was invited to attend the Mauritian inde- pendence ceremonies despite offers from Formosa to help the island grow more rice. Britain studied and then dropped plans for a British- American naval base on Diego Garcia Island, a Mauritian dependency 1,000 miles north. London and Port Louis signed which permits British warships and planes to use Mauritius. Under the agreement Britain on request will provide troops to quell unrest in Mauritius. About 140 members of the Singapore-based King's Shrop- SPICY CASE TIRUCHIRAPPALLI, India (AP) — Two customs officers had a spicy case on their hands. The officers, on a motorcycle, gave chase to a car which sped through a checkpost near this south Indian city. The driver finally abandoned his car, dived into a river and escaped. The officers found in the car five bags of cloves, presumably smuggled into India from Ceylon, Handsoinly Fasliioned.. Your boy will be proud of his appearance in fashions from our Easter collection for the handsome young man. And you will be proud that he's your boyl , SPRING & SUMMER SUITS & SPORT COATS Junior Sizes 6-12. Prep Sizes 13-20. Prep Sizes Available In Regulars, Slims & Huskies R.D. HUGHES CO. FINE APPAREL FOR MEN & BOYS Mason Day shire Light Infantry are helping local forces maintain order under a state of emergency in effect more than two months. At least 30 are known dead and scores are missing. A favorite weapon is a makeshift broadax fashioned from saw blades fastened to wooden clubs. Immediate cause of the violence was fighting between rival gangs connected with prostitution racketeering. Underlying this is long-standing mutual distrust between the island's 215,000 Creoles, who are of white, African, Indian, Chinese, Madagascan and Malay blood, and the 127,370 Moslems who are mostly from Pakistan. Besides the Chinese, Creoles and Moslems there are about 10,000 whites and 400,000 Hindus. The population of nearly 800,000 is packed into 720 square miles—smaller than Rhode Island. This gives Mauritius a density of more than 1,000 to the square mile. Half the main island is cultivated and 90 per cent of that is planted to sugar. Whites control the estates. Hindus labor in the cane fields or their own small plots. The Chinese are mostly shopkeepers. Moslems are trad- ers er factory fcands and Creoles are found in all these areas. Creoles unable to find work have been migrating to South Africa and Australia. About 2,500 left for Australia in the past two years and a number sailed out of Port Louis the day after ndependence. Unemployment is estimated at about 20 per cent. With its polyglot population and One-crop economy, Mauritius needs strong leadership to make progress. But islanders are bitterly divided along racial and religious lines and politicking is preferred to meeting problems head on. Ramgoolam heads a three- part coalition which has i 1* seat majority in the 70-member Parliament. His "democrat!) Socialist state" provides numer. ous welfare benefits. Among them is a birth control program, and families receive 15 rupees or $2.76 each month if they have three or more children. Critics say this encourages families to grow. Mauritians never voted directly to become independent, and it is possible the majority would have rejected it in a referendum. The island ended 178 years as a British crown colony after Ramgoolam's coalition won a general election and then pushed a motion through Parliament requesting independence. Don't Miss the FEATURE OF THE WEEK! SAVE Gold Bond STAMPS Everyday! This Week Be Sure re Get Your Amberstonc DESSERT DISH 2nd Big Go-A-Round at the Special 29c Price . . . Only One More to Go! With Each S3 Purchase, Excluding Beer and Tobacco Products. You'll love this Amberstpne . ; . designed! for versatility . . . perfect for entertaining! . . . and yet so practical, you'll use it forj all your at home dining. 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