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- J»»|e Tw«- Blyth*vill« (Ark.) Courier News-Tuwdsy, May 11, 1»» U.S. Sees Big Powers Taking Part in Talks By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER AP Special Correspondent PARIS (AP) - U.S. officials expect Britain, France and the Soviet Union all to play some part in.carrying, forward, negotiations for peace in Vietnam. .Red China opposes a settlement, but its power to block a deal is believed to have been impaired by Mao Tse-tung's cultural revolution. A' new burst of diplomatic activity in Paris and other capitals' focused attention today on the; potential roles of other powers^with a stake in the outcome but with no current voice in the discussions in Paris. U.S. Ambassador W. Averell Harriman and Ambassador Xuan Thuy of North Vietnam were to call on President Charles de Gaulle today, Harri- map in the morning and Thuy Iat4 in the afternoon. While the visits were listed as courtesy calls, each man was expected to discuss his government's position in the negotiations. British Foreign Secretary Michael Stewart will fly to Moscow Wednesday to confer with Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko. The two men are co-chairmen of the Indochinese peace machinery created in 1954 and could be instrumental . in arranging a peace conference if progress in the Paris talks ever warrants me. Even more important, in the view of diplomats here, the So- The key powers in Hanoi have been the Soviet Union and China, and American analysts usually .credited Peking with more authority than Moscow. Speculation that the balance has shifted seemed to be confirmed by North Vietnam's decision to go into peace talks at all. viet government's influence on 1 Moscow has welcomed the Hanoi. This is believed to have i talks while Peking has con- grown in the past year or so at | demned them. the expense of Red China. As Peking's policy has fallen into the 'paralyzing grip of internal crisis, Vietnamese reliance on the Soviets is believed-to have increased. Harriman and Thuy meet again Wednesday, their talks having been in recess since Saturday. . . French officials have been under orders' to treat the talks with the cordial, hands-off courtesy of a'host'government which has no responsibility for the success of failure of the negotiations. U.S. diplomats believe that. De: Gaulle will stick to this posture but will be willing, if the need arises, to use .French contacts and influence to help reconcile a difference or break a deadlock. Daily Record Weather '-V. S. Weather Bureau ~. Agricultural Service | Reiser, Ark. General Weather Features — The reports early this morning showed that Arkansas was still under the influence of a high pressure ridge centered over the central United States. However, this system is breaking down rapidly. A. low pressure trflugh developed on the eastern slopes' of the Rockies yesterday. Severe' weather occurred late last night and early this morning over west Texas. Over Arkansas airflow aloft has already b'egun to bring warm, moist air Back into the state and we can expect increasing cloudiness with the probability -of some shower activity beginning in west Arkansas late today and spreading over the state on Wednesday and Thursday. ': Weather Effects on Agriculture — Good drying conditions were recorded over the state yesterday and conditions will continue to be good today in the. delta areas. But this is not enough to permit a return to field activities in moist areas. Even with no rain it would be late hi the week before fields dry enough to support equipment and now with a high pressure ridge breaking down faster than anticipated the specter of additional showers has returned to Arkansas farmers. Present indications for shower periods call for only small amounts of moisture. However, even a small amount will be unwelcome in most areas. Temperatures will remain on the cool side today and t onight with a warming trend in evidence by Wednesday. Soil temperatures climbed into the upper 70s in the north delta yesterday with early morning raedings dropping into the upper 50s and low 60s. Yesterdiy'i hlsh — 7< Overnight low — 52 Precipitation prerto'j* M heure (to 7 a'.m. tod&7j — none Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—21.32 sunset today — 7:59 Sunrise tomorrow — 5:M : Thii Dale a Year Ago Tftsterday'5 high — SO Overnight low — M Precipitation Jan. 1 to dale—17.15 Jack J. London Jack J. Landon, 80, a retired livestock dealer, died yesterday evening at his home bere. Born in Kentucky, he moved to ^ Blytheville at an early age and lived here most of his life. He was a member of the Baptist Memorial Chapel. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Landon; A son, E. T. Landon of Parma, Ohio; A brother, John Landon, of Meleville, La.; Seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Cobb Funeral Home chapel, Rev. Raymond Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. pallbearers will be K. M. lifkin, Bud Sweat, Gaorge &»• Jib'a, Shields Edwards, Tal- Gnu and Bob Gann. Markets Open High Low Chicago Wheat May•: 136% 138 . 136Y4 July Sept -, 138% 141% 139% 142% 138% 141% Last 137% 138% 142% Chicago Soybeans May . 271 271 270 7 /a July Aug 272% 270% 272% 270'/s 271% 272%. 272% 270% 270% New York Stocks Texas GS 122% Chrysler 63% RCA 49% AT.& T 49 Dow 78«. Xerox 275% GM 80V4 Pan Americ _... 21% Ford '.„ 55 W'house 72% US Steel 39 Curtis Pub ;...' — Comsat 60V'z Amer. Motors ISVi Sears G8 Parke Davis 29% Gen. Elect 89Va Beth. Steel ..i 29V6 Reynold Tob ....". 4 42% Standard NJ 68 Holiday Inn 61% Ark-La 37% Ark-Mo (BID) 10% Divcc-Wayne 52% K. S. Reese Funeral services for K. S. Reece, a former Blytheville resident, were held Friday afternoon at Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. He leaves his wife, Elizabeth Reece of Hughes, Ark.; A son, James Allen Reece of Hughes; Two daughters, Mrs. Patsy Connor of Hughes and Mrs. Peggie Patter of Arcola, Miss.; And 12 grandchildren. Revival Starts Tonight at 7:30 A revival will be held at the Church of God, 1914 West Cherry, beginning tonight at 7:30 and continuing through Sunday.' Services will be each night at 7:30. The public is invited to attend and hear Rev. C. E. Stearch of West Memphis. • Blytheville Business College FARMERS BANK BLDG. Summer Sessions June 10-July 19 Air Ccnd. Clasiroomi Special Summer Rates Per $4 POO Subject '15' JnblMU: <tfreifacr Only), Office .rf. Onlj.) lyplnr, »horth»n« Only), Bui. M»th, Micblnii * Accoununt ' INKOM, MAY lit thru M«J 14 Oil F01-1IM or P03-10M Call or writ, for rr«« BnllaUi of Fill CUiiM. Public Soviet statements have given broad support to North Vietnam's opening position—the demand for prompt and unconditional cessation of all bombing and "all other acts of war" against North Vietnam. U.S. officials consider Soviet support of the Vietnamese demands to be in line with stand- ROCKEFELLER (Continued from Page One) leave the issue in limbo. He said many legislators would be unopposed in upcoming elections and "they've .got the opportunity to act like political hacks or statesmen, and once they get over the shock of the.call, I think they'll act like statesmen." Rockefeller asked if hypocrisy was not a greater sin than legalizing,, the sale of mixed drinks. . .... .- . "Many people who urged me to put this _ (mixed drink bill) in are totally opposed to the use of spirits," he said. He said he did not poll the legislature about the mixed drink bill, but he pointed to a poll released by an aide Sunday that said 73 per cent of the voters favored legalizing mixed drinks., The governor said he thought it would be 'just as illegal to permit "bro.wn-bagging" as it would be to allow the serving of mixed drinks. Rockefeller said he did , not mean he had changed his opinion about the new Class 6 permits under which the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has licensed private clubs to serve mixed drinks. He has supported the permits, which Ally. Gen. Joe Purcell contends are illegal. The 1 governor said he would begin meeting with various legislative leaders today to drum up support for his 31-point call. "Our situation is such I think we've got to take bold steps," he said. "I'm not trying to put anybody on a political spot," Rockefeller said. "Whether it is I or my successor, and unless we come to grips with fiscal problems, the state is. in serious trouble." Rockefeller said he was optimistic about his program and he said he thought the people basically approved it. ard Soviet policy. But they also think that Soviet leaders want to get the war over and probably will use their influence in private with both the United States and North Vietnam to try to bring hat about. Several reasons are advanced for his view. One is that military aid to the Vietnamese is now. estimated to be costing the Soviet Union about $5 billion a year. Another is that the Soviets would like to improve their relations with the United States and would find this less difficult if the two great powers were not on opposite sides of' the war. Planning Band Concert Harrison High School Band will present a spring concert 8 p.m. May 23 at the school gymnasium. Cecil Brown will rect.' ' ".'. Featured will be light classical music with several num bers from "The Sound of Music." Brown said the senior band received a "first" rating April 13 when attending the State Band Festival at Arkansas A. M. & N. College in Pine-Bluff: Two senior members have been awarded band scholarships for A.M. & N. for'next year. * * * Brown also said .summer band classes are being organized for beginners and other band members. Beginning June 10, the classes will be held at Harrison High. : Parents with questions .about the program may contact Brown at the school or his residence after 4 p.m., he said. Church Honors Cradle Roll The First Assembly of God Church recently honored the Cradle Roll Department of their church, with a program entitled "Set Their Sails." . Rene Williard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Williard was crowned department queen and Jeff Haley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Haley,'was crowned department king. .Mrs. James Abbott was in charge. MILLIONTH BOOK IS CIRCULATING FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) The state Library Department has distributed its one millionth book to 105 bookmobiles and 85 libraries. LEGISLATURE (Continued from Page One) would be able to go along with Rockefeller's proposals because "I know he has good intentions." Sheets said he expected to go along with most of the bills but that he could not vote for the mixed drink measure. He also predicted, after listening to some of his fellow legislators, that the session would not be too fruitful. Rep. L. L. "Doc" Bryan of Russellville predicted that the mixed drink bill would not get as many votes as a similar one did in the regular session last year. Bryan, who said the governor's program appeared to be in trouble, said, "Mr. Rockefeller says the people are demand, ing prison reform. Yet, in my district not one person has told me that we.need this extra money for prisons." Rep. B. D. "Doug" Brandon of Little Rock said Rockefeller had failed to build a strong case for the need of funds. "He could have been more specific. ;: Sen. Morrell .Gathright of Pine Bluff said the tax proposals in the 31-item call would not produce enough money to make "piddling with it" worthwhile. Sgt. Maddrie Services for S.Sgt. John Francis Maddrie, 37, who was acci- •dently electrocuted last Thursday in Missouri, will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the New Hope Church in Yarbro, Rev. L. Echols officiating. Burial will be with fujl military honors in the New Hope Cemetery, Home Funeral Home in charge. He was a veteran of 17 years in the Air Force and had been stationed at Blytheville Air Force Base since January. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Bernice Maddrie of Denver, Colo.; Two daughters, Gwen Maddrie and Sheila Maddrie, both of the home; Two sons, Raymond Maddrie and Reginold Maddrie, a 1 s o of the home; Two sisters, Margie Gaston of Indianapolis, Ind., and Mrs. Francie Lee Jones of Memphis, Tenn..; Three brothers, David Gaston of Peoria, 111., S. D. Gaston Jr. and Charles Gaston, both of Memphis; And his parents, Rev. and Mrs. John Maddrie, also of Memphis. Rites Set For Soldier Funeral services for Army Pfe. Ronald D. Richardson, 19, of Portageville, Mo., who was killed in Vietnam, will be conducted today at 3:30 p.m.- in the First Baptist Church in Portageville by Rev. E. A. Boyer. ' : Burial will be in Mounds Cemetery near Lilbourn, Mo., DeLisle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Richardson was killed May 8 while on duty at Dak To, Vietnam, when his position came under rocket fire from hostile forces, according to the Defense Department. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Evelyn Richardson of Portageville;. And two sisters, Paula Kay Richardson and J u s t a n Ann Richardson, also of Portageville. LBJ Caught in Act HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - A Butler County deputy foiled a plan Monday -to 'sneak a hypodermic needle and 'heroin to a jail prisoner. 1 ' • . : ' Deputy Larry Cost a tor squeezed a tube of toothpaste and felt something inside. He cut it open with a razor blade and found the needle in a baby nipple and heroin in wax paper. John Warford, 25,.of Hamilton, was charged with possession of narcotics and a hypodermic needle. (Continued from Page One) bor dinner with his rival candidate's brother, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D.-Mass. Edward Kennedy stood'in for Robert, who was listed on-. the program. McCarthy .saidjie had accepted the invitation with the idea he would be face to face .with Robert, New York senator, and remarked: "I-came ^re- pared to offer the vice presidency to Sen. Kennedy—of Massa : chusetts." Vice President Hubert H. Humphreyj the third Democratic candidate, said in Washington he is going to fight hard for -the nomination and align himself with records of "Democratic administrations from Franklin D. Roosevelt's to Johnson's. "We're not going to repudiate' the past," Humphrey said, "we're going.to build on.it." .. Folies Shut Down PARIS (AP) — Many of the best known theaters in Paris, including, the Folies Ber'geres, were shut by'strikes Monday. A spokesman at the Folies Ber- geres 'said he 'refunded, ticket money 1 when his staff'was reduced because of the strike.' All's Double RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Donald' and Wallace Brithinee, 19-year-old twins at the University of" California at Riverside, have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the national academic honor, society. They'll graduate in June after three years. In 1965 they were co-valedictorians at nearby Fontana High School. A.M, Roundup (Continued from Page One) said. Introducing these autos into the delivery system will eliminate the necessity for separate delivery of parcel post items in residential areas of Blytheville, in addition to doing away with the need for relay mail stations used by mailmen on foot, Hudson explained. By having their own transportation, mailmen can carry their entire load of daily mail, ranging from 150 to 220 pounds, rather than having to stop periodically at the relay stations to make pick-ups along their routes, he said. '••-.' The new service will be both faster and cheaper than the old system, postal officials said, and should be in operation approximately 60 days after bids are let. 'WITHDRAWALS DEPOSITS J CASH BALANCE PUBLIC DEBT GOLD 1968 BILLIONS $140.3 • . $114.9 $4.0 S352.4 1967 BILLIONS $129.1 $114.3 .$4.9 $330.4 $10.4 $13.1 ^^^^^^^^&^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^fe^^ Comparison of U.S. Treasury accounts as of fiscal year through April 5, shows everything up except our cash ond gold balances. BE AVERS BUSY AURORA, HI. (AP) — Beavers along Fox River are chewing tree trunks and fe.lling trees like woodsmen, but no woodsman can discover where the beavers are taking the tree branches. . . Virgil L. Oilman, director of parks and recreation for the Fox River Park District, said SWEDISH WEAVING—Add an expensive look to towels or place mats with Swedish embroidery. The design is worked by running contrast' ing embroidery thread under, the raised threads in cotton huck toweling. For free instructions- mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to the National Cotton Council,, Swedish Embroidery, P. O. Box 12285, Memphis, Ten-' nessee 38112. ' more than 25 trees were felled by beavers in one three-week period. Ash trees more than a foot in diameter were cut down by the animals. They leave the tree trunks after stripping off the branches. Services By cop FUNERAL HOME , INTEGRITY DAVID FORD and LEON WILLIAMSON, 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church. * * * EMMETT GUCTON, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dyess Assembly of God Church. * ' * •. . * JACK J. LANDON, J p.ln. Thursday, Cobb chapel. MILLIE'S Gift & Craft Shop NOW OPEN! HI-WAY 18 AT GILL'S TOMATO FARM. Open 9:30 to 6 P.M. Millie Mallory Gill, Owner PLENTY OF WATER makes the difference And our goal is always to provide plenty of water... when and where you need it. BLYTHEVILLE WATER GO.

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