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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 2, 1968
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t*ri# Wy»*vffl» (Art.) Court* Km - Tutriay, April I. British Peace Bid &••- •'%*>•- jdtr; lets Cold Shoulder _„._ J, WATTS B tt&soclatcd Press Wr|lcr fjibNDON (AP) -The Soviet ani||ssador to Britain has tuffjid a cold shoulder to a Brit- islMyerture for Vietnam peace talKpbased on President John- sonTal bombing cutback, but M6s§w and Hanoi maintained official silence today. Sesking a resumption of the Geneva conference on Vietnam, of wfiich the Soviet Union and Britain are co-chairmen, Britain Foreign Secretary Michael SJewart met for 45 minutes MBnJay night with Ambassador Mikhail Smlrnovsky and told him he was ready to fly to Moscow to see Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko. "Mr. Smlrnovsky restated some of the familiar Russian and North Vietnamese positions so you could not say I was encouraged," Stewart said in a television interview afterward. But he added: "This move will not have been wasted. It will prove in time to be part of the process that in the end will get peace." Smirnovsk;' told newsmen Johnson's limitation of the Daily Record Weather 2 fh S, Weather Bureau --- Agricultural Service ^ ; Reiser, Ark. S «;j- - -• .General Weather Features Widespread cloudiness and rain cqycfis Arkansas this " morning aravarm moist air Is being llft- ec£6Jer a diffused warm front jn%tHral Louisiana. A develop. ing storm in Nevada will move into the plains tonight. Some heavj showers and thundershow- efr~are likely to break out in the moist air ahead of this system in Arkansas tonight and Wednesday. Colder weather will overspread the state by Wednesday night and Thursday as this system moves eastward, Markets Open High Lew L»st Chicago Wheat May . 14SV4 146V4 148% U5U July . 149H 149% 149% 148»A Sept . 163V* 163V4 153V4 162% Chicago Soybeans May . 272% 272% 272 272M; July . 275% 275H 275% 275'/« Aug . 275% 275% 275% 375% New York Stocks _ _____ ;Weather Effects on Agriculture — Rain overspread the state last nigbla nd .continues in most . sections. Rainfall amounts in excess of an inch spak'dd most, of southwest Arkansas. These rains will effectively halt any, field work today. Heavier showers and thun- d'ershowers will overspread the state tonight and Wednesday eliding any hope of an early return Jo field work. Soil temperatures^ are only averaging in the mid '50s to low 60s and should drop several degrees as the colder air moves into the area. 'Yesterday's high — 63 .GvtFIlinht low — 45 .Precipitation previous 24 hours (to 7 a.m. today I — .21 .Precipitation. Jan. 1 to date — O.VB ^Sunset today — 6:22 :Sunrl?e tomorrow — 5:4B • This Date a Ypnr Ago 'Yesterday's high — SI • Overnight low — 55 'Precipitation Jan. 1 to date — 7.34 Texas GS Chrysler . RCA AT&T .. Dow Xerox .... SS Checks "When Social Security recip i?nts open their April checks I'll e y will find their benefits have been decreased at least $1 and perhaps $2, according to Clyde Gray, Blytheville district manager. ; The reason? «"The premium for the doctor bill insurance part of medicare increased from $3 to $4 in April, so that checks have been reduced $1 from last month's payment. For a couple receiving a combined benefit check, the reduction will be $1 each, or a total of ?2," Gray said. 49 507s 81 261 ....V '.. 77% D an Americ ••.'.....-. 20 i-ord .'........ 62'/4 W'house ,-••• 6 7! 'fe US Steel 38V4 Curtis Pub... 9 Comsat 54Vs Amor. Motors ll°/4 Sears 83V4 Parke Davis 26 Gen. Elect .-. 89% Beth. Steel 28"/8 Reynolds Tob 40V 2 Standard NJ 70% Holiday Inn 45% Ark-La 3B'/ S Ark-Mo (BID) 10% Divco-Wayne 52% bombing of North Vietnam was "incomplete" and "not uncondi tional," as the North Viet namese had demanded. His re mark echoed comments in a dis patch from Washington by Tass the official Soviet news agency The delay in official reaction from Moscow and Hanoi was not unusual, but various unoffi cial comments indicated Mos cow and Hanoi would rejec Johnson's overture for peace ne gotiations, Officials in Europe familiar with Vietnamese affairs predict ed that Hanoi would rejec peace talks on the ground that parts of North Vietnam were still being bombed. However the North Vietnamese delega tion in Paris relayed a copy o Johnson's speech to Hanoi. Jn Cairo, a member of a visit ing Viet Cong delegation sau the President's speech indicate! "the Americans mean no peace and our people have no choice but to continue fighting." The delegate, Pham Van Quang, observed that Johnson said he was sending more troops to Vietnam and was seeking an increase in war expenditures, The Red Chinese, long opposed to any settlement in Vietnam short of a complete Communist victory, were also ex* pected to reject or ignore the Johnson overture. The Peking correspondent of Japan's Kyodo News Service said the Chinese interpreted the Johnson announcement to mean the Americans had lost confidence in their ability to win the war. In Hong Kong, both Commu- nlst and anti-Communist newspapers agreed that the bombing cutback spelled U.S. defeat in the fight against Communism in Asia. Australian Prime Minister John Gorton said his government has cabled Britain and Russia, asking them to use their o agree to peace talks, he said Johnson's bombing curtailment was a "most significant and generous offer" and said it "will provide (he acid test of whether Hanoi wants peace or not." FULBRIGHT (Continued Irpm rage One) ing will be resumed." Rep. John Paul Hammer schmidt, R-Ark., said he leit Johnson's position on the bombing was "reasonable and we should try it." Rep. B. C. "Took" Gathings, D-Ark., said Johnson's proposals would put North Vietnam on the defensive and said he felt they were.good ideas. Rep, Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., said his House Ways and Means Committee would want to see more cuts in government expenditures before making « decision on Johnson'l proposed 10 per cent surtax. The surtax increase has been bottled up in.Mills' committee! Mills said he was particularly impressed by Johnson's statement that he expected, and would accept, n cut in his budget by Congress. "This is clearly a step toward the kind of compromise we have all been talking about," Mills said. "I thought the President made a splendid speech and delivered it better than any other speech of his I have heard." Mills said he was "shocked and surprised" at Johnson's withdrawal from the presidential race. McClellun said Johnson's withdrawal was not a shocking surprise by any means but that he had not expected it. Pryor said he was "flabber. gasted" at Johnson's announcement. Gathlngs said he thought Johnson's withdrawal would aid party stabilization. Fulbright eaid Johnson's announcement would make the nomination very interesting, "This will provide a reassessment, 3l1 open discussion ofj where we are going and, what our policy is," said Fulbright. LBJ C. C. Thompson C. C. Thompson, 79, a longtime Blytheville resident, died yesterday afternoon in Chickasawba Hospital. He was a native of Marma- duktt, Ark., but had lived in Blytheville since 1918. He was a retired insurance and real estate agent and was a member of the First Methodist Church. In addition to his wife, Bertha Thompson of Blytheville, he leaves one son, Morris Thompson of McGehee, Ark.; One daughter, Mrs, Randall Grimmette of Little Rock: Two sisters, Mrs. W. L. Skaggs and Mrs. John Simpson, both of Paragould; Five grandchildren and one great - grandchild. Funeral services will be cdn- ducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Cobb Funeral Home chapel b y Rev. E. H. Hall, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul a* review of the cost of the insurance program and allows for B'- premium rate increase. fThe federal government matches the doctor bill premium, Gray said, "so the doctor Shanks and Maurice Sanders. =In spite of the 51 or $2 de- j Hardin . B rvant Stewart, 0 J, duclion, monthly benefits still Dodgers, Paul^ McCuJley, Jt o e Will be higher than before, Gray s;a i d, because the federal government recently implemented 3313 percent increase in benefits payed. ;He said the law provides for Captain Utz Word has been received 6f the death of Air Force Capt. Paul L. Utz in an airplane accident on March 21 while on a routine flying mission from Otis AFB, Mass. Capt. Utz's wife, the former bill insurance will continue to j e ri Ann Boren, is the daughter be worth twice the amount ofj os Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ray, U)e premium paid by the indi-lwho lived in Osceola before vjdual." moving to Waco, Tex., where they now reside. Mrs. Utz will return to Waco shortly where she and her three children will now make their permanent home. Malone Infant's Rites Set Scott Douglas Malone, o n e- riay - old s o n of Lt. and Mrs. Keith Malone of Blytheville Air j Force Base, died yesterday at the base hospital. Graveside services will be 10 a. m. tomorrow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rev. William Page officiating. Howard Fu- nfleral Service will be in charge. |i'n addition to his parents he leaves his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.P, Malone of Walk Revival Planned A revival conducted by Rev. Paul Kirkindall will be held in Mary's 'ahpel Baptist Church beginning on April 3 and continuing through April 10, according to Rev. Bert Thomas, pastor of the church. Services will begin nightly at 7:30 with Kenneth Bassett In efvilie, Mich,, and Mr. and Mn. charge of the music, Themas Coulter of Red jtiutf. U1U. Hid. (Continued from Page On«) Johnson would change his mind and a few mentioned a draft- Johnson attempt. Humphrey's name came uo repeatedly in a spot check of the Democratic party's labor wing in Washington. One union president-Thomas W. Gleason of the International longshoremen's Association- said Humphrey was a working liberal "long before any of these guys with the long hair stood up." In other political developments: . . . —Richard M. Nixon, the only major GOP candidate, canceled a network radio speech oh Vietnam, saying he wanted to avoid any possible. interference with Johnson's new peace bid. Nixon said he assumes the bid is based on delicate backstage diplomat in momes. 5 —Nixon met at his Manhattan ic moves. —Nixon met at his Manhattan apartment. with Massachusetts Gov. John A. Volpe, who told newsmen he " honored to serve as vice president" under Nixon, Nixon Postpones Vietnam Comment Voters League Meets Tonight Blytheville Voters League meets tonight at 7; 39 »t 109 South Second, according to Rev. R. Robinson, president. All members have been encouraged to attend the meeting which is open to the public, Rev. Robinson said. SCHOOL Yale President's M Son Arrested wt 1 EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Kingman Brewster III, 20, son of the president ol Yale University, pleaded innocent Monday in District Court to a charge of being present where narcotics were kept. .Brewster was arrested Saturday shortly after arriving on Martha's Vineyard island. At an arraignment before Judge James A. Boyle, his case was continued until April 10 and he was released in personal recognizance. Brewster was one of 21 persons arrested after drug raids Friday night by state, county and town police. (Continued from page one) 6 to 17 - is required every two years by state law, Williams said. "Part of bur school money from the state conies on a basis of the number of children in the district who are' of school age/'' he said. Therefore, school census forms were sent home with school children yesterday to be completed and returned today, Williams said. Students who were 18 prior to April 1 are not to be counted, he said. The district is interested In tabulating all school - age children whether or not they are enrolled in school, according to the superintendent. "If parents know of someone liying close to them who has children 6 to 18 years of age, none of whom are in school, they are being asked to allow their own children to take the blanks to their neighbors, ask them to fill it out and then return it to us," Williams said. After the forms are tabulated and transferred to "official enumeration forms" they will be sent to parents for their signature, he said. Cabinet Ministers Submit Resignations BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Three cabinet ministers are reported to have submitted their resignations protesting violence In general elections Sunday in which three persons were killed which three, persons were killed Sources close to Interior Minister Soleiman Ffanjieh and Minister of State Henri Pharaon said both men submitted their resignations to President Charles Helou, charging official interference in the balloting. Edouard Henein, minister of social affairs, also reportedly resigned. Informed sources said Helou had the resignations "under review. Robb in Okinawa NAHA, Okinawa (AP) - Marine Capt. Charles S. Robb, a son-in-law of President Johnson, arrived here today for two or three days of processing at Camp Butler preparatory to service in Vietnam. Robb, 28, IS scheduled for IS months' duty in Vietnam. He left Norton Air Force Base; Calif., Saturday after saying goodbye to his wife, Lynda Bird, at San Bernardino, Calif. Marine officials at Da Nang, Vietnam, said Sunday that Robb will be assigned to the 1st Marine Division in the northern combat sector. By BOB MONROE Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Richard M, Nixon says lie favors * two- to-three week moratorium on criticism of President Johnson's Vietnam poiidy "while' we explore this avenue for peace." The leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination said Monday he would hold off making "the comprehensive statement on Vietnam which I had planned for this week." But he added the statement was "all prepared and will be ready to deliver if ,th« bpmbjng pause fails to produce meaningful negotiations and a reduction of the fighting. I hope this is a speech that is never delivered." The former vice president, in the city for the day, made his remarks in a prepared statement and in a subsequent television interview with CBS News. Today he returns to Wisconsin for the primary with a stopover enroute in Cincinnati where he Kortani Activate Reserve Corps TAEJON, Korea (AP) - The South Korean government activated a 2.5-mlllion-man reserve corps today as part of its military buildup triggered by the North Korean commando raid I on Seoul in January. The veterans' force was established by President Chung Hee Park's presentation of new colors to Gen. Moon Hyiing-tai, whose 2nd Army will have operational control over the new organization. The reserve corps will augment South Korea's standing armed forces of 600,000 men and its 45,ooo-man police' force in the struggle against stepped-up North Korean infiltration. planned a news conference. . Nixon'praised the President tor his peace efforts'but emphasized his view that "a bombing halt by Itself would not be a step toward peace." • He said he assumed the presl dent "would not have announced a bombing halt under present conditions unless his action was based on private diplomatic Information available only to the government. "I further assume that intensive and delicate diplomatic moves are now under way, possibly involving the .Soviet Union," he said, adding that he decided on * moratorium "in order to avoid anything that might even inadvertently cause difficulty Jor our negotiators," Nixon.said, "I. think that if this bombing pause has been agreed to or initiated because of some .assurances that .the administration has that it's going to tiring some progress, then, it would be a very good step." "We'll know, I would say, within two or three weeks whether this pause was based on that or whether it was simply unilateral desperate action," he said. "If'it was the latter it was 8-mistake." He declared that "unless this bombing pause does produce some real progress toward peace, the disillusionment in this country is going to he very, very strong and the reaction will be to do more on the military side." Nixon said the United States should remember that most U.S. casualties in the Korean War were suffered "after peace talks began" and that a weak settlement in Vietnam would encourage further Communist aggression. Visiting MOSCOW (AP) - Soviet -Premier Alcxei N. Kosygin flew t» Iran today for a week's official visit. Kosygin is expected to discuss further economic cooperation between the two neighboring counlrics. The Soviet Union is i helping Iran with several Llg 'projects, Including a «BO mil, lion steel mill. They, are being ! paid with Iranian natural gas. Vain Effort SEATTLE (AP) - W, fi. ( Welch reported that burglars i apparently spent hours over the I weekend trying to pound open a I safe in his office, although instructions on how to open the safe were posted prominently in the office. Besides, the safe was empty. PRIVILEGES AUTHORIZED AS SECOND CLASS MAIL Blylhcvillg Courier Newt BIA'THEVILLE, ARK. ZIP - •2:115 Harry W, Halnei; Publisher 3rd it Walnut ft. BlytheWlle. Ark. Published dally except Similar Second class postage paid at Blythovillo: Aft. , In Blytheville ?nd towns' in th» Blytherille trade territory. HOME DELIVERY RATES Daily • 350 'per week 111 1 MAIL PAYABLE IN ADVANCE Within 50 miles of BIjtheviUe IK.OO per year More thin 50 miles from BlytheTilJt J18.00 per in* Services By COBB FUNERAL HOME INTEGRITY MRS. SARAH BREWER DANIEL, 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Cob* chapel. * + * C. C. THOMPSON, t p.m. Thursday, Cobb chapel. niiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii'iniiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiNiiiiiiiiniiiHtiiiHiii Reluctant to Leave LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly 1,000 students, most of them girls, fled in night clothes Monday night when a small fire erupted in a dormitory at the] University of California at Los | Angeles. The blaze, confined to a trash chute, was quickly extinguished. A fire department spokesman said the five units of firemen that responded were "extremely reluctant to leave." Judy Canovo III ALTADENA, Calif: (AP) -' Actress Judy Canova was taken to Lovina Sanitarium in Altadena, when she suffered an attack of emphysema Sunday, the sheriff's office said. I The 51-year-old comedienne! reportedly was taken from a I private nursing home. A spokes-' man for the sanitarium said her condition was good. Graham Starts New Australian Crusade SYDNEY, Australia (AP) American evangelist Billy Graham arrived in Sydney today to begin his second Australian crusade. 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