The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 27, 1968 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 27, 1968
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,LE COURIER NEWS yot. BLYTEEVILLE, ARKANSAS (73815); SATURDAY, APRIL 27,1968 10 PAGES WCINTS Marines Lose Nine Kill 72 By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) -US. Air Force B52 bombers attacked Viet Cong sanctuaries on two sides of Saigon today in a new effort to smash enemy troop concentrations within striking distance of the capital. Intelligence reports persisted that the Viet Cong are planning an attack on Saigon similar to the invasion of the city during the lunar new year offensive Jan. 31. Despite the reports, only small-scale skirmishes were reported. O h the outskirts of the capital. The biggest fight was just below the demilitarized zone near Con Thien where U. S. Marines supported by tanks and artillery killed 72 North Vietnamese troops in a three-hour battle. Marine losses were listed as nine killed and 17 wounded in the fight that broke out Friday when a squad from the 4th Regiment ran into a North Viet. namese force of unknown size. Two platoons of Leatherneck reinforcements and tanks were thrown into the battle. Enemy gunners made artillery, rocket and mortar attacks Friday on Camp Carroll, a U S. artillery base east of Khe Sanh, and on the Quang Tn airfield. Casualties were reported light from the shelling of Camp Carroll and no material damage was reported. A fuel storage area was hit in the 40-minute attack on the airfield and light casualties were reported. The American B52s made three more raids northeast of Saigon to follow up a series of four raids on targets from 24 to 35 miles northwest of Saigon. Tons of explosives were dropped on bunkers, base camps, troop concentrations and weapons positions. Other B52s maintained the relentless attack on the A Shau Valley and the area east of the North Vietnamese valley strong- April 27 BLYTHEVILLE'S' YMCA HAS submitted plans to be. a sponsoring agency for. Youth Employment .Service (YES) this summer; The Y has told the Employment Security Division;that it will serve as headquarters for an effort to employ local young people in part; tune or full time summer envisions use of Neighborhood Youth Corps employees In the administration • task. , • '! "•'••! ' '. •-.-,;.• 9 :.-....:,.. C-DAY IS TUESDAY, Mississippi County -Cancer Society has announced. From 6 until 8 p.m. homes 1 in Blytheville will be canvassed and literature-will be. given out. Mrs. Tommy .Young is general chairman; The rural campaign will be completed during the week, also. •'....• • ..':••'•'. : WASHINGTON (AP)—THE AMERICAN ASSOSCIA- TION of University Professors placed Arkansas A&M at Monticello on its censure list'Friday for the "summary dismissal" of speech teacher H. Brent Davis in 1965.. The organization said Arkansas A&M was placed on censure for "policies that violated' the academic freedom and tenure: of a teacher at the school". The AAUP said Davis, who had been on the faculty for six weeks, was fired without being provided .written .charges and an opportunity for a hearing. . -."..' ...'..• ' ' . ' '-.' LITTLE ROCK (AP)—THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES of the University of Arkansas, acting on the recommendation of University President Dr. David .W.:.MuIIins, approved Friday an the registration fees for students.. The fee for. alf students at the University of Arkansas will be increased ,$10 a semester to $135 and the non- See ROUNDUP on Page// hold with three more raids. The air war over North Vietnam Friday cost the Air Force an F4 Phantom downed from unknown causes. The two crewmen were reported missing. It was the 828th announced American warplane lost in the more than three-year bombing campaign over North Vietnam. Pilots said enemy ground fire was light to moderate and reported surface-to-air missiles around Vinh. Lingering monsoons limited American bombers to 96 missions over North Vietnam Friday in the curtailed air war. America's newest fighter-bomber, the Fill, returned to action Friday for the first time since Monday night's crash of a third Fill. The three sophisticated, $6 million fighter-bombers crashed in their first month of Vietnam combat. Friday night the Fills attacked North Vietnamese supply lines near the city of Dong Hoi 35 miles north of the demilitarized zone. US. warplanes stayed below the 19th Parallel again in the curtailed bombing campaign. The deepest penetration reported was an attack by Navy bombers! on a railroad spur 169 miles north of the demilitarized zone aai one mile below the parallel. ; . '.-.'.... : ;?;:•- - • Marine A6 Intruders blasted a small North Vietnamese airstrip 16 miles north-northwest of the allied outpost of GiO Linh on the eastern vedge of the :DMZ. Spokesmen:said the 2,500 fbbt- Ibng 'strip is along the coast and could be used for light observation and cargo planes. ' Carrier-based bombers con- . centrated on truck traffic in. the : panhandle and pilots reported destrpymg at least 18 vehicles. U.S:: 'sources said . there 'has teen an 'increase in North Vietnamese truck traffic southward ever since President Johnson ordered. a curtailment of the bombing March 31. In other developments, units of the South Korean Tiger Division concluded a week-long operation and claimed 201 Viet Cong killed along South Vietnam's central coast. South Korean losses were put at one dead and four wounded. Twenty-five Korean companies involved in the operation reported they destroyed the base of the 8th Battalion of the 18th North Vietnamee Regiment and the base of a local Viet Cong battalion. Two miles northeast of Camp Carroll, U.S. Marines from the 26th Regiment reported uncovering a mass'grave containing ; the bodies of 56 enemy soldiers. Headquarters said they were believed 'killed by artillery or air strikes. 7I^W<; : ^> '"* '"'<'' '•* '* •<' v ' " '- PLANNERS — County Democratic Central Committee Chairman W. J. will be held Tuesday. Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman will be the Wunderlich (left) met with members of his Democratic Rally Day committee speaker. Above are Wunderlich, Max Logan, Dean Hodges and County Judge yesterday in the vacant store building where the $25 per plate dinner meeting A. A. Banks. (Courier News Photo) HUMPHREY ENTERS RACE WASHINGTON:;API •— vice President' Hubert H. .Humphrey ; announced today he 'will seek the Democratic nomination for the White House. _.;.., He made- his announcement with words-of praise, for President "Johnsoa and. a declaration that "without unity we shall be-, gin'.to doubt riot only ourselves but our.'goals and ideals." ""With unity, Iam convinced those .goals: arid ideals can be .. achieved;" :he said. The announcement of candidacy .which Humphrey had foretold with comments during what already had amounted'to campaign travels was prepared for a luncheon attended by more than 1,200 Supporters, most of whom'. started . the campaign early: .with: a rally three-hours before Humphrey's speech. Humphrey told them,', as a candidate : "I shall continue to fulfill fa the best of : my abilities the'duties .of my office. I shall, as the President has, observe the absolute priority of peace over politics. • "For 1968 is not.the year for. frenzied or inflammatory rhetor •lie, or for finding.scapegoats,for . our problems," Humphrey said. "It is the year for common sense: "Lwill resist.the temptation' to deceive either .the people or myself." •'•' - • "r have been too close to the presidency to believe that 'the solutions are .simple and, the answers easy,'* he added.: . Humphrey.'made no direct reference to the two'announced Democratic: candidates : .to. succeed Johnson; who: shunned re- nomination. His candidacy pits him against Sens. Robert F. Kennedy- of New York and Eugene J. McCarthy, his. fellow See HUMPHREY on Page 2 4 States Attack OEO Policy By JAMES R. POLK Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Four .states seeking to form antipov- ' erty agencies accuse the Office of Economic Opportunity of defying Congress by resisting their efforts. Two other states report no such resistance. Idaho and Arkansas have abandoned their plans because,state officials say, the OEO opposes any statewide approach. A court battle is budding over the issue in Arizona. And a cbn- gresswoman says the fight may be rekindled on Capitol Hill. Top antipbverty officials replied Friday they are simply trying to keep the emphasis on local action in programs to help the poor. Rep. Edith Green, D-Ore., asserted the OEO decided in advance not to recognize states as antipoverty units. She added "I don't think Congress can 'sit by and see a federal agency flout the law." At issue is a change written into the law last year through Mrs. Green's efforts. It allows states and local governments to administer Community Action agencies, a catch-all unit that can embrace antipoverty projects ranging from housing programs to child-care centers. Most state and local governments have told the OEO they prefer letting independent community groups continue running such programs. But Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana and Pennsylvania have filed formal notice they want to form state units. In Idaho, state antipoverty director Herbert Witworth said an OEO official contacted present Community Action agencies to help persuade counties to use a side door in the law so they wouldn't be included in the statewide plan. As a result, 1 he said, Idaho ' has dropped its plan. Arizona officials argue their state law binds the counties to follow the course charted by the governor. OEO has challenged tills and Gov. John R. Williams wants a court test. Mrs. Green met this week with acting OEO director Bertrand M. Harding and other offi- cials and complained, "You've done everything you can to throw up barriers." She accused the OEO of deciding only sparsely settled Alaska will be recognized as a statewide Community Action unit. Mrs. Green suggested new' House hearings and said the law may be tightened. Robert Perrin, deputy OEO ; director, said, "I know there are some hot feelings and accusations we're subverting the : law. It's not true. We're just doing what we think is right." Perrin handles state plans. As he reads the law,- the section permitting local governments to choose to be excluded from a statewide agency reflects con- See OEO on Page 2 Set Clocks Tonight C\rr\ lit Cr\\ irt Inrlnmonfc B»»»*»id»b«ii.>. «.»»ci.- vai »«cM. Vrfii V.UH N*VJUI I juvjvjiiid us ,na hmir of sleen toniBht if they naeo anil six ak the sraiHinnwIf *^ : Blytheville residents will lose one hour of sleep tonight if they remember to set their clocks ahead - an hour at bedtime, as the nation returns to Daylight Sayings Time, beginning tomorrow morning at 2 a.m. ; Fast time will be in effect Britirffie last Sunday in October and will be. observed by all states; except Arizona and Hawaii. _; .;• ,y - "••" \: ':'•', ' Hawaii arid Arizona were .the ' only states to exempt themselves—by special legislation— from the Uniform Time 'Act adopted by iCongress hr 1966. iThe act, which is overseen byJ the U.S. Department of Transportation, requires all 'states to observe ;DST frorri 2 a.m. on the last Sunday in April to 2 a.m. on the last Sunday in October. While compiiarice with fee act seems relatively simple, it could ' be difficult if you live in parts of Indiana or Michigan. : cago and six at the southwest corner of the state were given permission to remain on Eastern Standard Time. The 12 exempted counties, however, which are normally on Ceritral Standard Time, have been , instructed to: set their clocks to Ceritral Daylight Time.'.' '.-•.' ,-. :: /'_ '.'.' .'• \ . This was done to place all th* clocks in the state on the same time.- . ; ;\...: .'....' , •"',.• ;Iri the Upper Peninsula of Michigan,, the; counties' to the west are in the Centra) time zone, while the four eastern counties are in the Eastern time zone. This'means that half the peninsula goes on CDT Sunday and the other half on EOT. The reason for thi« it that the •astern counties feel clowly tied to the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, while those to the i west feel they ire geographically Following is a list of judgments rendered during the recently - concluded session of the criminal division of Circuit •Court. .''.. :, •:...• '."'; '' '•: •.'.* •'* *• • •- • Ray .Charles:Morris, grand larceny, five years in prision, two suspended. :' Charles Williams: burglary and petit larceny, 10 years in prison, suspended. , Eddie Lee Miller, burglary and petit larceny, 10 years in prison, suspended. ' Charles Edward Williams, burglary and grand larceny, 10 ' years in prison, seven suspended. . '. Eddit Let Miller, burglary and grand larceny, 1ft yean in . prison, seven suspended, ' William Henry Davis, burglary and petit lirotny, 10 ytart Charles Edward Williams, ^burglary and petit larceny, 10 years in prison, seven suspended. : .. : ; .•;•:. Eddie Lee Miller, burglary and. petit larceny, 10 years in prison, seven suspended. William Henry Davis, burg- w..0ylary and petit larceny, 10 in prison, seven suspended, Charle Edward Williams, burglary and petit larceny, 10 years in prison, seven suspended. ---.',V: ; .;•';:"•• •"' •. Eddie Lee Miller, burglary and petit larceny, 10 yean in prison, seven suspended. Charles Edward Williams, burglary and grand larceny, 10 yean in prison, seven suspended. ••'••'• :.;:'/':;:..• ;'"."". William Henry/ Davis, burglary and g r a n d larceny, 10 yean in prison,: i*v«n : suspend' •'-••• •' •• • Eddie Lee Miller, burglary and grand larceny, 10 years in prison, seven suspended. Steve Evans, burglary and petit larceny, 10 years suspended. ' : '••' . . Eddie .Lee Miller, burglary and petit larceny, 10 years in prison, seven suspended. Steve Evans, burglary and petit larceny, 10 years in prison, seven suspended, Eddie Lee Miller, burglary and petit larceny, 10 years in prison, seven suspended. : . Steven Evans, burglary and petit larceny, 10 years in prison, seven suspended.; Eddie L e e Miller, burglary and petit larceny, 10 years in prison, seven suspended, , Steve Evans, burglary and petit larceny, 10 yean in pri- •OB, MVW mpiodti Eddie Lee Miller, burglary petit larceny, 10 years in prison, seven suspended. '•••* * * . Elbert Lee Ford, third-degree rape, five years on probation. 'toll- Jerry Pankey, Jr., third^e- gree rape, five years on probation, ''•;•• , ; . ' " , Henry Twilley, Jr., third-degree rape, five years on probation, ; Jerry Wayne Ward, forgery and uttering, five years in prison, suspended. Morris Dale ; Ward, forgery and uttering, five years in prison, suspended, * Bobby Ray Coleman, forgery and uttering, 10 years in prison, suspended. Bobby Ray Coleman, forgery arid uttering, 10 yearn in prison, Charles Edward Williams, burglary and grand larceny, 10 years in prison, seven suspended. William Henry Davis, burglary and grand larceny, 10 years in prison, seven suspended. . Steve Evans, burglary and petit larceny, 10 years in prison, seven suspended. Eddie L e e Miller, burglary and petit larceny, 10 years in See COURT on Page S Wtathff forecast Partly cloudy and mild through Sunday with scattered showera and thunderstorms. High Sunday In the upper Ms to low 70s. Low tonight in tin mid to upper 40s. :

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