The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 30, 1968 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, March 30, 1968
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tap Tw« - Blytheville (Ark,) Courier N«w»_ toturilirch F111A Praised by Pilot By GEOnGE ESPER Associated press Writer SAIGON UP) - A U.S. Air not as stiff as in the heartland Arnet was asked to compare the Kill with the F4, which as proven itself in combat and in Force senior pilot who flew the; df j g | )tg wi(h M j G j nlcrc(? p. new F111A in its first combat (ors missions over North Vietnam ,.y ml ean . ( niake a va | id com . said today the performance of: json beea ,, sc you use n, c the controversial fighter-bomb- ; '• ptanes so differently," he said. er is outstanding. j .. Tne F4 is primarily a daylight a little skeptical at dive . bombcri w |,j] e u, e Fill is "1 was first because of the electronic an all-weather level fighter- sophistication of the various ; b om t) Cr used j n night raids." systems that have to work lo-i ., We ^pond primarily on ra- gether," Maj. Charlie Arnol, 32. : dar !n the F1Ui .i sai(1 Arne t. of New Richmond, Ohio, toldj.. ](s njgh resolution radar The Associated Press. "M.V ; breaks out the ground targets impressions before were lhai; ant | gives you goo( j cultural re- iliB failure rates would be mgh| ulrn . By that 1 mean it breaks and the maintenance problems | ^ ui ihf ( argc | s just like a map numerous." I or a photograph. The major ad- But, Arnct. said, "It proves loj vantage is the attack radar sys- be as easy to maintain as any j (cm coupled with the inerlial other modern fighter. All of the! navigator. systems have demonstrated an| ..y ol] can so ] ec , a gi vcn sct 0 [ thinking man's airplane. "You worry about it, luss with it, monitor it." "Any fighter pilot would rather hand wheel an airplane than depend on the black box (radar). In the Fill every indica- lor you get is some sort of artificial or computed indicator, In the F4 it's the real world, the real horizon, the real ground, and you look where you want to go." VIETNAM (Continued from rage One) days. American pilots dueled some of the enemy planes Friday and the Air Force announced a possible MIG kill. In Washington, however, Rep. Melvin Laird, R-Wjs,, fold newsmen he thinks the administration is considering "at the highest levels" a 30-day bombing pause. The White House response was noncommittal. "ntew Johnson inlervenes extremely high degree of relia-; COM . di , iates an d fly to any ore- "'"7" p^""''^ „-" bilily. n proved my impressionj se , cct . ed givell spnt . ,f you don't \™L*' r J™ ™ M." y Miave a radar return, you can invalid." Arnct's impressions were j position yourself precisely over formed just before last Septem-j any preselected point by select- her when he went into training in the swing-wing Fills at Nel- lls Air Force base in Nevada to prepare for the first combat missions over North Vietnam. Prior to his new venture, Arnet logged 800 hours in the F4 Phantom fighter-bombers, including 75 combat missions over North Vietnam between September and December of 1965. ing degrees and minutes of longitude and latitude on a digital computer. Tell the computer where you want to go and it will give the command steering to the point you have selected. "Another advantage is the automatic terrain system which allows you to ... fly through mountainous terrain in clouds at extremely low altitudes ena- In all, he has almost 4,0001 bi( n g y0 u to evade detection by hours flying time in his 12 years j y le enemy's radar defenses." in the Air Force. This includes 180 hours in the Fill of which 177 were in training and three in combat. The Fills flew their first combat missions last Monday, striking nt bivouac and storage areas in the southern panhandle of North Vietnam. Four of the warplanes were on live strikes, including one piloted by Arnct. "I used the system under the exact conditions we trained for and everything worked perfectly," Arnet said describing the n'ightlime strike in the southern half of.North Vietnam. The $6 million warplanes have flown for only six days in combat. Of the six assigned to Takh- li Air Force base in Thailand, one already has been reported lost. It went down Thursday. North Vietnam claims it shot, the plane down, The U.S. Command has said only so far that an Fill "is overdue on a mission in southeast Asia...for security reasons ntTTithcr details will be made available at this time." The fate of the two crewmen abo'ard Die lost Fill is not known. Presumably, a search is still on for them. The Fills are, gradually being broken in on secondary targets "One of the major disadvan- ges," Arnet said, "is the poor cockpit visibility because of (he side-to-side seating arrangement (for the two-man crew). There are some other minor disadvantages." Like most typical fighter pilots, Arnet would prefer flying a daylight fighter or dive bomber because "this is the real thrill of flying, the hard, maneuvering, the manual dexterity using your skill and wit against somebody else's in air combat." The Fill," he said, "is a Doily Record Weather Yesterday's high — BJ Overnight lew — 39 PrcalpltiUion previous 24 hours (to 7 a.m. today 1 — none Precipitation Jan. 1 to data — 8,67 Sunset todny — 6:20 Sunrise tomorrow — 5:50 This Datp ii Year Afto Yesterday's high — 82 OvcrnlRht Jow — BO Precipitation Jan. 1 to dnte — 7.34 World Deaths CHICAGO (AP) - Dr. William M. Scholl, «5. foundor and chairman of the board of the foot-care products firm bearing his name, died Friday. Scholl j heavy strikes on North Vietnam's heartland, possibly including new targets. Gen. William W. Momyer, commander of the U.S. 7th Air Force and deputy commander for all U.S. air operations over Vietnam and Laos, said last month his biggest problem was "getting a stretch of good weather in which 1 can exploit the target systems that I've got assigned. "Once I've been able to effectively deal with these targets then I think the question of additional targets should be brought under examination." Under the shield of monsoon clouds, he said, supply lines hit previously have been repaired. Except for a few brief breaks in HIE monsoon, American pilots have been limited to raids in which they could follow radar to their targets. In February, there was only one day where pilots flew more than 100 missions over North Vietnam and the number of missions dropped to 54 one day. In the last week and a half, however, there have been four days with more than 100 missions, including Thursday with 114 and Friday with 106. The targets Friday included an army barracks and power facilities In, the Hanoi-Haiphong area. The enemy MIGs, which cannot fight unless they can see the American bombers, also have HI 111 111* *H-._UIIU"IJ \Hl£v-t.' , , ,„ the Southern Panhandle b( =B a » manufacturing and mer- Whcre the enemy's defenses are! chandissng the foot products in _i_i_ —_ i!J05. He developed more than 1,000 foot aids made and sold by his company. Mrs. Skoggs : Mrs. David Skaggs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Craig,; Lws Benejam, 53, concertinas- o =i<m ^^^ ^ mui foriher residents who now livejter and assistant conductor of , (h u , ( rf < electric al in Essex, Mo., died in Illinois) the Birmingham Symphony Or- > H - BIRMINGHAM.Ala. (AP) - ACTION (Continued from page one) incinerator built)? 6) Why doesn't the city have at least one bus to accommodate citizens? Other questions deal w i t h drafting a law to force property owners to pay for having a street paved to why the city doesn't have a cat law. One feature being researched by a staff member deals with Thursday. i chestra, died Thursday. Bene- In addition t o h e r parents, | jam was a composer and leach- she leaves four brothers and one sister. Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Raney's Funeral Home in Dexter. er as well as a player. He was concertmaster of the Ecuadorian National Symphony in Quito before coming to Birmingham in 1959. '''TALL TOY ivwwlwlnii Iwo-year-old Hwther S»yem. ".The six-foot Icddy few WM M dilpty •* » t»y (»ir in ' inspection system and the plans being made to adopt and enforce codes and ordinances in Blytheville. been relatively Inactive during the overcast weather over the Red River Valley around Hanoi. Friday's dogfights near Hanoi were the first in six weeks. In one of two engagements reported, Col. Wesley D. Kimball, 41, said a heat-seeking Sidewinder missile from his F4 Phantom "appeared to detonate" a M1G21. He said he observed smoke or fuel streaming from the MIG as it dropped through the clouds but he did not see the plane crash. He was credited with a possible or probable MIG kill, pending further investigation. South Force's bombers again attacked targets In the southern panhandle region. One of the $6 million planes still is missing from a mission Thursday. The North Vietnamese have claimed they shot down the plane. of Hanoi, the Air new F111A fighter- NOT AN ARTIST nor a work of art, but a Prague workman measuring equipment for the first Chechoslovakian itomlc power station. ANOTHER NEW MOREL in the continuing updating of commuter transit should be streaking down the tracks nf the Long Island Railroad, the nation's busiest commuter line, late next year. The Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Authority ot New York, the Long Island's operator, has ordered 270 of the B»dd-built, G.E.-powered electric cars which can hit 100 m.p.h. an part of a $200 million modernization program. BREAKTHROUGH design in entry vehicles is achieved by Lockheed-California Co. engineers In this concept. Fuselage is contoured to provide aerodynamic control for earth landing after flight through atmosphere. Hula Dancers Now Have Retirement HONOLULU (AP) - Hula girls won't have to worry about One question bound to stir i one aspect of growing old. interest deals with al-l After years of welcoming vs"bickering" (to mildly !} m S dignitaries to Honolulu, paraphrase the question) .going ^ can now look forward to a on at one of the city's Neigh- retirement income. The state legislature Friday leged borhood Service Centers. Another question wants to approved a measure transfer- know what the city is going to ring more than 50 hula dancers picking up amall charge for loads of trash. These are a few of the things Blytheville citizens are thinking about, and that Action Line will ask about in the next few days. from the privately managed Hawaii Visitors Bureau to state civil service classification. UNITED FUNDS. INC. aiututl fund shares r Wtddelr &Reed national distributor fnotttm if rwwtt Dick J. Whit* «Kl9i«r«il K«pt€»ttilall»» Phon* PO 3-3592 P.O. Bos 12 Stop Wishing! You ploy beautiful music right from tho start on a New Hammond Organ. Iff easy—easy—EASY! No fancy fingering, no tiresome scales or tedious exercises. You play your first tune in miiv utes—and, with the sin* plified Hammond Organ Course, quickly advance to professional arrangements! Come in, today, Play your first tune before you leave! BILL HURST ORGAN STUDIO Plata Shopping Center Bryan's Resignation William Jennings Bryan resigned as secretary of state under President Woodrow Wilson because he disapproved of Wilson's policies after the sinking of the Lusitania. Cannot Perspire The dog cannot perspire as human beings do. When it becomes warm in summer, it sticks out its tongue and pants, cooling off its body by the extra I air it breathes in this way. Get more for your dollar with fertilizer in bulk! Here's what our bulk fertilizer service has to offer: * ECONOMY. You save time and money. * QUALITY MATERIALS. We feature high-quality Gulf fertilizers formulated to Beet your crop requirements. * FREE CONSULTATION. We offer a complete tofl testing service, including fertilizer record* for your farm. Call us or stop in soon. Gulf it h«r» to htlp you (row GULF FARM CENTER 1 102 Henderson Ph. PO 3-4471 Tribute Paid To Gagarin By HENRY BRADSHER AiiociRted Presi Writer MOSCOW (AP) - After a vA- «mn procession past thousands | of tearful Russians and a mln- • ute of silence broken by an artil-; lery salute, the ashes of cosmo-, naut Yuri A. Gagarin were in-| terred today in the Kremlin j Wail facing Red Square. I Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in apace, wiped' tears from her cheeks as Com-' rriunist Party Secretary Andrei j P. Kirilenko said in a eulogy: | "Man will eventually reach the planets but will never forget' Yuri A. Gagarin." the ashes of Gagarin and his Hying companion, Col, Vladimir S. Seryogin, were borne to the Square from the Central House' of the Soviet Army, where hundreds of thousands had paid tribute to the trailblaier of space flight. j In cool, cloudy spring weather the military funeral column wound its way toward Red Square. Gagarin's sobbing widow, Valentina, 33, kissed and patted his portrait just before urns containing the ashes were placed into eye-level niches in the wall, the resting place of Soviet heroes. The niches were then No Hot Lunches JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) "The first five days were the worst," said Alaska State Sen. Robert R. Blodgett. He entered the 13th day of his "hot lunch fast" today. The 47-year-old legislator from the northern Alaska community of Teller went on a water, tea and coffee diet March 18. He said he wouldn't eat until the legislature finances hot lunches for 90 state-operated rural schools or adjourns. Blodgett's bills have made some progress but passage is in doubt and adjournment may come next week. Blodgett has lost 15 of his pre-fast 210 pounds. covered with black ,marbli plaques bearing each man'i name. Gagarin's daughters, Yelena, 9, and Galya, 7, wen not visible in the television broadcast of the interment. Reporters In Red Square were not allowed near the wall, . Both men were killed Wednesday in the crash of a MIG. trainer. After carrying out prescribed training exercises, the Moscow newspaper Trud reported today, Gagarin had radioed his base: "The task is fulfilled. I am returning to the airfield," He was heard from no more/and shortly after his message the MIG disappeared from radar screens. At 34, Gagarin died as a storybook Russian hero, having risen from the obscurity of a collective farm childhood to the stature of the world's first man in space. Gagarin made a one- orbit trip around the earth in a Vostok spacecraft April 1, 1961. Earlier today, members of the cosmonaut detachment which Gagarin commanded stood as an honor guard'. : The other Soviet cosmonaut ta die in the line of 'duty, Vladimir M. Komarov, was buried in * similar ceremony 11 months .ago after his spaceship plunged to earth at the end of an orbital flight. PRIVILEGES AUTHORIZED Al SECOND CLASS MAIL Blytncvllle Courier Newi BUi'lHKVII.LE, ARK. ZIP - 7Z.115 Butty W, Hxlnrs, PuBliiAcr 3rd at Walnut St. Blytlitvlllc. Ark, Publl&hcd dally except Sunday Second elm postage pud at Biy- ttollle, Atk, ''•*"• In Blytherille ?nd towns la th« Bljtheville trade territory. HOME DELIVERY RATES Daily - 3ic per weph UV .MAIL PAYABLE IN ADVANCI •Within 50 mile* of Bljthtim. ¥8.00 per year MOIB than 50 miles from BIytherilll $18.00 .per year,. Among the biggest ovens known to man are kilns for firing ceramic tile. U. S. ceramic tile makers use kilns that measure more than 100 feet long and have temperatures exceeding 1,000 degrees. Ceramic tiles are carefully stacked on specially made long trains that travel through the oven tunnels at almost imperceptible rates, sometimes taking more than 48 hours to make the trip. Services By COBB FUNERAL HOME INTEGRITY MKS. ESSYE MITCHEH YATES — Services at 1:30 »J» Friday in Cobb Chapel. WADE 0. REEVES — Sen» Ices at 3:30 p.m. Friday ta Cobi Chapel. WHAT IS DEATH? Consider, if you will, a positive Biblical fact in regard (o dsith. The first tinw it is mentioned in God's Word it is set forth as b«ing t (jivim penalty to be executsd against Adam and Eve if they disobeyed the express prohibition declared by God (Gen. 2:17). In view of this, can it truthfully be said that the penalty threatened was that they would be shoved through a door that would bring them into a larger and fuller life. Yet that is all the threat amounted to if the popular belief concerning death is true. Another fact to be considered is that after they had sinned, the penalty was restated in other words, making it plain" what the punishment actually was. To Adam, God said, "In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return unto the ground; for out of it you mt taken: lor you are dust, and unto dust you shall return" (Gen. 3:19), In view of this, if anyone believes that Adam is anywhere else than in the ground awaiting resurrection, then he does not believe the plain statements of God's Word. While death is usually said to be the separation of the soul from the body, the Bible testimony is that death is a return, a return to a former state. In it we are told that at death, "Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was; and the spirit shall return to God who gave it" (Eccl. 12:7). We can understand this better ii we consider together the great truths of creation, death, and resurrection. In creition God took the. soil of the ground and from this H« formed a man. However, this man was not yet a living soul. God then breathed into man'i nostrils the breath of life (man's spirit, that which makes hint spirited or living), and man became t living soul. In death this process is reversed and the soil (dust) returns to the earth as it was and the spirit returns to God who gave it. Thus man ceases to exist as a jiving soul. The Bible says that if God would gather unto Himself His spirit and His breath, all flesh would perish together (Job. 34:15), In resurrection the fact of death is reversed, The man is again taken from the soil, the breath of life is sent back from God, and man begins anew u I living soul. God's iniwer to death is till great promise of resurrection, Whttwer tfeith dots to i man, resurrection will undo it. Whatever death is'resur- rection is the opposite. Therefore, what we believe concerning death will have i profound effect on what we.believe concerning resurrection. If we accept God's truth concerning death, we can go on to God's truth concerning resurrection. If we accept the popular errors concerning death, then we will hive to west the truth concerning resurrection to main it tit our ideas. According to the Bible, death is in enemy. It cannot be made to be a friend. Our next message will be THE REALITY OF DEATH. Otis Q. Seller* IMi h MMNI* No. tw«rtv.,j|M m w Nenepefer fteiuellw Project. Jwvtaw meoMiK «i «wUi*rttMi|t thane m we*. A McMi* of Wowtori <M to MM to ill «ta MN K, VN «H irt t« «htt* THE WORD OF TRUTH MINISTRY Its feitta), Cilif. )0036

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