The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 15, 1968 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 15, 1968
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' P«|« Tm ~ B1yt!i«vlfl« (Ark.) Courlw Newi — Monday, Apr!! tt, MM GIs Take Hill 881 By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP)-U.S. Marines seized a hill northwest of Khe Sanh from its North Vietnamese defenders in an Easier Day bat- le. An American source said South Vietnamese troops soon will take on a bigger share of the fighting along the northern frontier. -The .battle for. Hill 881 north, five miles from the Khe Sanh combat base, was one of several sharp fights over Easter. AP correspondent John Lengel reported from Marine headquarters at Da Nang that 108 North Vietnamese were killed on 881 North—most of them by artillery and air. strikes that preceded the Marine assault. Six Marines were reported killed and 12 wounded. Troops of the 26th Marine Regiment stormed up the slopes. Sporadic shooting continued after the hill was declared secure early in the afternoon. . . :The hill was the scene of bard fighting in the spring of 1967, I and the North Vietnamese hung on to it after the seige of Khe Sanh was lifted this month. ' The 26th Marine Regiment had been in Khe Sanh during the 77-day siege. After the encri- clemenl was broken the regiment moved out to sweep the surrounding area. The U.S. Command is preparing to replace American troops along the demilitarized zone with South Vietnamese forces an American source said today. It was considered possible that South Vietnamese troops will take over defense of the Marine outpost of Con Thien and of Khe Sanh, now defended by a battalion of air cavalrymen. It was reliably learned that the move will be carried out as soon as -the South Vietnamese 1st Division has completed refitting and retraining. The division suffered heavy casualties during the enemy's lunar new year offensive. Near Khe Sanh, an enemy company attacked two companies of the U.S. 1st Air Cavalry Daily Record Weather _-U. S. Weather Bureau ~_2; Agricultural Service jij- Reiser, Ark. ISeneral Weather Features — Weekend showers developed as expected in much of the state but west Arkansas missed the heavier showers. Cool Pacific ail-covers the state today. Sun- nj^kies will allow temperatures toirecover rapidly after chilly early-morning readings. Increasiijg: cloudiness and brisk south- erjy winds are on tap for Tuesday with a chance of showers turning to west Arkansas Tuesday night and over the entire slate Wednesday. ^Weather Effects on Agriculture—Week-end rains came just asy-many areas were becoming dp> enough to work. Several days of good drying weather are on tap but the threat of additional showers will be with tiirfor mid week. JFive-Day Forecast — Tuesday through Saturday temperatures will average near normal, mild the middle of the week and a little cooler the last of tha- week. Normal highs 68 to 76;;.Normal lows 46 to 54. Precipitation will avearge around ofie-half to three-quarters of an inch occurring around the middle" of the week. - Saturday^ high — 78 •Sunday's low — 58 -yesterday's high — 77 Overnight low — 53 .Weekend precipitation (to 7 a.m tb<tay) — .48 -Precipitation Jan. 1 to datfl^-ia.52 "Sunset today — 6:32 'Sunrise tomorrow — 5:29 ':' This Date a Year Af o 'Yesterday's high — 78 "OvemlBht low — 62 Precipitation Jan. 1 to dat« — 8.82 Mrs. Hardin s. Mary Frances Hardin of (Continued from Pr-c One) ing Blytheville Library and Daughters of American Revolution. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. R. A. Butler, Jr., Pitts- Benton Harbor, Mich., died burgh, Pa., and Mrs. J. W. here Saturday. She was 92. King, Blytheville; ^She was a member of the One sis Mrs _, R yer . Baptist Church m Benton Har ger> Greenvmei Miss . ; Two brothers, Edgar M. Law- rencei Greenwood, Miss., and Rice I. Lawrence, Greenville, Markets Open High Low Chicago Wheat May . 139% 139% 139 July . 142% 142% 141% Sept . 145% 146'A 146ft Last 138% 142 145% Chicago Soybeans May , 271% 271% 271% July . 274% 274% 274% Aug . 274% 274% 27414 270% 274 273% New York Stocks Texas GS '... 122% Chrysler ................. 66% RCA , AT&T Dow 52% 51V4 85% Xerox „... 271% GM 82% Pan Americ 21 7 /n Ford ... W'house 57% 74% US Steel 38% Curtis Pub „ '10% Comsat Wk Amer. Motors 12% Sears 67% Parke Davis _.-.' 26% Gen. Elect 91% Beth. Steel 29% Reynold Tob 42 Standard NJ 70% Holiday Inn 51% Ark-La 36% Ark-Mo (BID) 10% Divco-Wayne 55% WYLIE . ^She is survived by one daugh ter, Mrs. Georgia Calhoun o Benton Harbor; •Two grandchildren; seven great - grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. '. Funeral services will be Tues day at 2 p.m. at the First Bap tisf Church in Hornersville, Mo Rev. James Marlor will offici ale. ,;Burial will be in Hornersville Cemetery with Howard Funera Service in charge. .'..' CREDIT CALCULATOR .-MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) A Consumer Credit Calculator developed by two Kansas Stat< University professors is attract ing nationwide attention. ."pr. Richard L. D. Morse am Mt.s. Albie Rasmussen of the University's Departmeni of;-Family Economics designec the calculator to find the annual interest percentage rate for consumers who are comparison shopping for credit. i:The calculator is a series ol simplified actuarial tables presented on a one-page form. It will quickly disclose that a 6 per cent car finance quotation actually totals about 11 per cent for a 12-month contract. :It also helps provide dollar amounts of Interest over » given period, even on « sliding percentage interest basis, thus yielding total cost and annual interest rate. .Spokesmen at K-Statt said the.calculator is now being used by'credit unions, high schools, colleges and univcniUti. and seven grandchildren. Drug User Gets A Stiff Sentence HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) - Timothy Leary. an advocate of LSD, has been ordered to appear April 22 for a psychiatric analysis at the federal medical center in Springfield, Mo. Division, but the Americans repulsed the assault after 15 minutes. Eight U.S. soldiers were killed and six wounded. The Khe Sanh airstrip was hit by six mortar and rocket rounds Sunday morning, two minutes after 6,000 Easter eggs arrived by helicopter for the garrison. Three Marines were wounded. "They -say the siege of Khe Sanh is over," said Marine Pfc. Frank Fauer of Easton, Pa., who was on the strip when the barrage hit. "Who are they trying to kid?" U.S. bombers struck a highway bridge arid a railway bridge 169 miles north of the demilitarized zone Sunday,- the U.S. Command said. It was the llth straight day that U.S. bombers stayed below the 19th Parallel in the curtailed air campaign against North Vietnam. U.S. bombers, flew 143 missions over the North Sunday, the second largest number this year and only one less than the 144 flown Jan. 6. A total of 16 bridges were attacked and three were reported downed or damaged. U.S. Pilots also reported destroying 12 trucks and three radar sites and touching off three sustained fires. North Vietnam charged that U.S. planes "repeatedly violated" air space near Hanoi and other areas north of the 21st Parallel Sunday. It apparently referred to reconnaissance flights. When President Johnson announced .the ban on bombing curtailment above the 20th parallel on March 31, military sources in Saigon said that U.S. planes would continue reconnaissance and photographic missions all over North Vietnam up to the Chinese border. But civilian sources in Saigon said today that Johnson also halted all U.S. air reconnaissance above the 20th parallel shortly after and the ban was Jn effect for 10 days. The sources said U.S. pilots resumed the re- connaisance'. missions around Hanoi and Haiphong about three days ago after the military decided it needed to know what the North Vietnamese were doing. A U.S. Command spokesman, asked about the range of reconnaissance flights, said he could not comment. Fill fighter-bombers raidec North Vietnam for the thirc successive day since they resumed combat missions Friday The swing-wing jets had been grounded since March 30 after two of the $6 million planes were lost during their first week of combat. U.S. B52s bombed the A Shau Valley west of Hue twice late Sunday and early today bombet targets in the central highlands 23 miles west of Kontum. U.S.. sources reported that the wreckage of the second Fll: lost in the war has been founc but not that of the first, which disappeared during a comba mission March 28. The North Vietnamese claimed they shoi both down, but mechanical trouble downed the second plane, in Thailand, and is thought to have caused the loss of the first. The first Fill is believed to have gone down in Laos or Thailand, but U.S. commanders say they don't believe the North Vietnamese—who have troops in Laos—got hold of the wreckage. The plane is equipped with highly advanced, top secret "electronic countermeasures" and radar guidance equipment. VIETNAM Hippies Do Horrible Things, Kids Say WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Pupils in the fifth grade ai Huber Ridge School were askec to describe hippies. Their descriptions included: "Hippies usually have Leary, 47, of Millbrook, N.Y., j dropped out of school and was convicted at Laredo, Tex., i they're not very smart. They in 1966 on two marjuana | think they are but they really charges. He received a 30-year j aren't or they wouldn't be doing sentence and a $30,000 fine, | such silly things." which will be reviewed after the examination. U.S. Judge Ben C. Connally, who presided at the trial, signed the order Friday, "A girl wears beads, short skirts, long hair and she walks in the street with boys. They do look horrible and do horrible things as kiss and hug." "I Saw Wrinkles Vanish or Diminish in 2 Weeks" HEW YORK (8p»dal):—"D»- eppearanco of until wrinkle* WAS accomplished . . . oven the very ' deepest wrinkle* showed v«ry put improvement." Till dramatic n- jwrt on the ingredient* in Genftvft wat nude by * noted phynloiac, epecializinf in dormitclojy, after testa med« on a ael«ct«d-{roup of women. H« uw thett ntulU with hU own oy«. With lid. tubita.noi law to OK- melia, junud G>«n, aglnf »kta on Mart looking jrounfw and younger—not older and oldtr. The phyalcian alio commented, "The mull niperneitl wrinklea m-. ttfdndfd dramiticilly." And h» •ddn that tn« ikin m "mort trani- luetnt and nnoother la appear* anc*." TbtM wulteara nothing abort of amaiing. And it took a ntw co» metio compound to do it. Dtveloptd by th« truttworthjr Niea .luhoratory, Gtnava ii de- aignnd to be uaed under make-up and at a in absorbed initantly. In two weeki time wrinklea will vanish or diminish f really. That is the promisa. now made poenbia by Qeriave. Skin will become more translucent,younger-looking. Now available la •elected stores-l.W 01. $3.80; 4 o>, 16.00, STEWARTS DRUGS (Continued from Page One) exchanged for North Vietnamese captured by the Americans? The response is vague. In the first place, the North Viets do not officially admit any North Vietnamese soldiers are in the'-'south, so, the ^reporter tries again. These sailors, er fishermen, or whatever you wish to call them, were only three of the 17 captured. These were all North Vietnamese. Everyone agrees on that. 'Would the Hanoi government exchange the 14 American pilots 'for the remaining 14 North Viet sailors, or fishermen, or whatever they are, held by the Americans? Again you get a vague response. "The question is second, ary," said the minister. "The important question is to initiate talks, if the United States wishes talks, and then the question of prisoners would be discussed." Almost as an afterthought, the minister added: "Really, our wish is to release all the American pilots, give them all back to you, after the two countries sit down and find solutions to the larger questions." .' Reports that the American pilots are being mistreated are quickly denied by the North Vietnamese. One gent who should know said the pilots are given a food ration similar to that of the North .Vietnamese people. If so, it is not exactly luncheon at the Fountainebleau, but It is a ration adequate enough to sustain health. In fact, you do not see people suffering from malnutrition up in this country. The food ration ranges from 14 kilograms of cereal a month for office workers to 22 kilograms for laborers. Meat is available once a week. Fresh fish is rationed once a week, and dried fish is available the other days .of the week. In season, the vegetables are plentiful. You see tomatoes and carrots and potatoes. Cloth, presumably, is available for the prisoners, and also shoes. Cloth and shoes are in abundant supply here. Time and again, the United States, has proposed through various parties that prisoners be exchanged, that a Red Cross agency be permitted to handle the essential needs of the American pilots in the north, that mail and packages be permitted to he sent through to the pilots. A dismally small trickle of mail has been allowed to pass, but the North Vietnamese appear suspicious of any proposal to establish a "foreign" Red Cross agency in their country, and the three-prisoner exchange is the one small success which ha .come.of the many United State overtures. Meanwhile, as a gesture, th U.S. has released more than lot wounded or sick North' Vie namese back to the North. 1 wasn't an exchange. It was one-way deal. And it has failei to inspire a gesture from here. No one knows exactly how many American prisoners ar held in the north. More than 20 Americans have been identifie as being in detention in Nort Vietnam, but the actual total is known to be much higher. Even the precise places of de tention are not known. And th North Vietnamese decline talk of the loqatiohs. Thus, the feeling a visiting re porter acquires is:that the Nortf Vietnamese simply are no going to talk about prisoner ex change until talks begin be tween the two countries. An ad ditional feeling is that the ques tion of prisoner exchange wouli be one of the first items of an; agenda discussed between the U.S. and North Vietnam. Oscar Saves Play NEW YORK (AP) - Holly wood's Oscar has rescued Broadway play. "The Seven Descents of My'r tie." a drama by Tennessee Wil liams was scheduled to close Saturday night after 21 perform ances. Producer David Merrick rescinded the closing notice aft er Estelle Parsons,.one of the play's three performers, won the film award as best support ing actress for her role in ."Boh nie and Clyde." • No More Tooth Bills TUCUMCARI, N,M. (AP) The Tucurricari City Commission says it .has paid its final dental bill for city jail prisoners. • " - . • The commission took the action after funds were approved for a $30.16 dental bill dated September 1966. "It's great (for prisoners) to have a place to sleep and 'have their teeth taken dare of, .too,' said Commissioner Dr. Jesse Wallace, tvhp .Jed the fight against paying the.bills. England exports'20 varieties of pedigreed cattle, sheep, pigs and farm horses for breeding purposes. PRIVILEGES ATJTHORIZED AS SECOND CtASS MAIL Blythevffle Courier News BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. ZIP - 72315 Harry W. Hatnu, Publilher 3rd at Walnut St. Blytheville, Ark. Published dally except - Sunday Second class postage paid at Bly. theville, Ark. In Blytheville »nd towns In th< Blytheville trade territory. HOME DELIVERY BATES Daily 35c per week *""./ jac per ween If! MAIL PAYABLE IN ADVANCE Within 50 miles of Blytheville $8.00 per ye.*t More than 50 miles from Blytheville $18.00 per year Services By COBB FUNERAL HOME INTEGRITY MBS. HEARD L. WYLIE — Services Monday at 3:30 p.m. Jn First Methodist Church. HEAR THE POLITICAL MESSAGE THE MEMPHIS TELEVISION STATIONS REFUSED To RUN JIM JOHNSON SPEAKING IN BEHALF OF GEORGE WALLACE for President! Station KLCN—Blytheville Tuesday—6:00 to 6:30 P.M. Station KOSE—Osceola Tuesday—111:30 to 12 Noon COME-SEE-HEAR The'Next U. S- President GEORGE WALLACE Sat. April 20 — 8 P.M. BARTON; COLISEUM TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE April 20th is petition deadline to put Geo. Wallace on Arkansas ballot. Send sisrned ballots —.. completed or not to JIM JOHNSON — P. O. Box 1776, Little Rock, Arkansas. Pol. adv. paid for by Jim Johnson, Ark. Chrmn. George Wallace for President. Go ahead, pass fee Budc. Pass Just a. few bucks from each paycheck as a loan to George and his friends. Your Country needs the help that only you can give by buying U.S. Savings Bonds where you work or bank. And fc's sech a very easy way to save. Introduce yourself to George this month for just $18.7,5. Then get'ao: quainted with Tom and Franklin.' And maybe someday you'll even get to know Theodore. (He's oa the) 110,000 Bond.) US. Savings Bonds, new Freedom Shares Tka U.S. Gosemnetri doet twt pay for thte (ufoerKsem&rt. It w prwextaf ra a. »«&($• semct ta aooff&oKm vatJt tiia XreatntTV Dupartwcnt oa<Z ZVte Advertising Cbuoctfe Blytheville Courier News WINTER HEATING Natural gas provides the ideal year round indoor climate control. Because with one unit you can enjoy the finest in winter heat and still be prepared for the summer cooling season ... using one fuel — low cost natural gas. It's dependable, too. You'll have no fuel delivery problems in any .kind of weather. 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