The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 6, 1966 · Page 3
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. BIythevllle (Ark.) Courier News - Tuesday, September 9,MW - Plf* NORTHERN REG/ON ft. N ! 6 E R I A Col. Gowon DISINTEGRATION FACES NIGERIA, Africa's most papulous nation, » the wake of an army coup that replaced one military regime with another. Tribal rivalries between the Moslem Hausos of the north, most numerous group in the 55-mlllion population, and the more advanced Ibo and Yoruba tribes of the south led to the overthrow of Maj. Gen. Johnson Aguiyi-lronsi, seized by dissident troops while visiting Ibadan. The Housas feared Ironsi, an Ibo, was seeking domination far his own tribesmen by scrapping the system of regional autonomy. Lt. Col. Yakubu Gowon, Africa's youngest government head at 31, emerged as top man in the new military, government. Gowon, a northerner, was Ironsi's chief of staff. Plight of Starvation Gnaws at Islanders EDITOR'S NOTE — AP correspondent T. Jeff Williams has been touring the Indonesian islands. In .this report he tells of starvation that has so far escaped the world's attention. By T. JEFF WILLIAMS LOMBOK ISLAND, Indoneia (AP) — The northern half of Lombok is greets and fat, but thousands have starved to death this year in the rest of the little island lying beside lush Bali. Dr. Arbain Yusuf, the provincial health director, says there may be 80,000 dead (com starvation by January unless they get rice. Appeals have been made to the Indonesian government in Jakarta but so far there has been no response. Jakarta is also short of rice. There is little hope it will end enough to ward off the starvation. Yusuf, 33, said 6,000 dead were found in only 22 villages, ieaders of KAMI, the student action front, said their checks IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR THE CH1CKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS GLADYS MARTIN PLAINTIFF vs. No, 16918 J. K. ETCHIESON, individually and also as Trustee under the Last Will and Testament of Ida B. d-ockett, deceased, et al DEFENDANTS WARNING ORPER The Defendants, Earl Ash, Willie Ash, Gladys Martin, Kenneth Ash, Jimmy Ash, Bertha Miller, Virginia , Nunn, Mary Frances Nunn Morrow Kenneth Nunn, Tucker Nunn, Ida Sue Nunn, Henry Ward Johnson, Dona Hartung, J. C. Payne, Tony Payne, Idaline Woodson, Frank Wesley Johnson, Lewis Johnson, Pearl Alice Hasten, Done Lea Madrea White, and all other unknown heirs of Ida B. Crockett, deceased, are warned to appear in the above Court and in the above cause within thirty days and answer the Complaint of Gladys Mar- Witness my hand, as Clerk of said Court, and the seal thereof, on this 26 day of August, 1966. GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By Geraldinc Lislon Oscar Fendler, Attorney for Plaintiff Leon Burrow, Attorney Ad Litem 8-29, 9-6, 13, 20 The log cabin in which Abraham Lincoln was born is enclosed in a magnificent marble memorial at Hodgenville, Ky. show 29,000 have died this year. Lombok as more than 400 villages. At least 150 of them are in the famine belt. * * f Mountain rivers bring water to the green fields in the north. Farmerss harvest two rice crops a year, store their excess and don't have to worry. The rest of the island relies on rains which have not come. In many areas less than 10 mile dusty fields with only brittle rice stalks. Local officials say they have no authority to take rice from the north and give it to the rest of the island. The hunger began last November. By then, thousands of villagers had eaten what rice they managed to salvage from poor harvest in May 1965. From November until last May, they existed on sweet potatoes, leaves and tiny dried beans. But May brought another bad harvest due to lack of rain. Now dozens of villages are without food or down to their last bundles of rice. "When that is gone, they begin to die again," Dr. Yusuf said. may be 80,000 dead unless they somehow get rice." The death toll in some villages on the island of 1.5 million people is over 4 per cent, he reported. ' ... Yusuf said he heeds more than 15,000 tons of rice to feed the famine belt until the next May harvest. The villages are heavy with hopelessness. .Children with stomach distented by malnutrition and rib cages pushing through their dusty skin sit ab jectly in the shade. Small children and old people poke the dry earth with knives and sticks seeking overlooked sweet potatoes. In desperate Klaulan, an old woman wearing only rags around her waist sits with two naked children in the dirt cracking a few beans with a stone. The children and the old people die first, Yusuf said. The older children and the parents must be kept alive to begin the planting when the rains come again. Farmers will not kill their cattle to feed their starving children; if the water buffalo is "Right now, today, 20,000 peo-1 killed to save the children, how pie are facing starvation in will the farmer plai.t his rice Lombok. By January, there | next year, Yusuf asked. Heart Patient To Go Home By RICHARD BEENE HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) — Four weeks and one day after she underwent surgery for an artificial heart pump, a Mexico City woman prepared today to leave Methodist Hospital for her home. Esperanza del Valle Vaquez, the only known surwvor of such an operation, was scheduled to hold a brief news conference at the hospital after her release. The 37-year-old beauty parlor operator then goes to Houston International Airport where she will be flown home by Rmulo O'Farril Jr., director of the Mexico City newspaper, Nove- dades, in bis private plane. Hospital officials have indicated they will show for the first time diagrams of the pump which assisted Mrs. Vasquez' heart 10 days before it was removed. Cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, chairman of the department of surgery at Baylor University School of Medicine, heads the team of experts who developed the pump and performed tht three operations at Methodist. The device, called a left ventricular bypass, reportedly is drastically modified from those used on the first two patients there, both of whom died. Newmen were allowed to examine a model of the pump inserted in the chest of the first patient, Marcel L. DeRudder, 65, in April. The second patient, Walter L. McCans, 61, apparently was fitted with a device much like the first, altough doctor offered little elaboration. Mrs. Vasquez is the fifth person and second woman known to have received an artificial heart pump. The others died. She was strong enough to sit on the edge of her bed only two days after surgeons replaced two of her heart valves and attached the pump in a 3%-hour operation Aug. 8. On the eighth day, she could walk about her room. In her first hours in an intensive care unit following the operator), the artificial pump assumed 40 per cent of her heart's pumping load. Wife of Army Man Confronts Oddity SAUNA. Kan. (AP) - The last letter Josie Jackson received from her husband, Sgt. Charles M. Jackson, in Viet Nam was Aug. 2. Jackson, a supply sergeant, wrote that he expected t« be home Sept. 15. The orders;for his return, he said, were being prepared. In his letter, Jackson also said, 'My darling wife and sons. I love you with all my heart. I will be go glad when I am back with you. I sure hope that we are never separated again." He would write again when he had time, Jackson concluded. Mrs. Jackson has not heard from him since. * ' i » 'I tried not to worry for the first two weeks," she said. "I told myself he could have been on a mission and unable to write. Then, on Aug. 27, she received 13 letters she had written him. They had been reutrned, stamped, "Addressee unknown." Mrs. Jackson wired the adjutant general in Washington. Soon she received a letter from her husband's commanding officer in Viet Nam. "Dear Mrs. Jackson," the letter began, 'I am sorry to inform you that your husband is AWOL and has been since Aug. 7, 1966. It is your duty if you snow of his whereabouts to in- :orm military authorities. All of Sergeant Jackson's pay and allowances were discontinued, effective Aug. 7, 1966." Mrs. Jackson said she does not believe her husband is absent without leave. Too many things, to her,-just don't add up. She believes he may have been captured by the enemy. * * * "Why would he go AWOL?" she asks. "He knew he was due to come home. He's been In the Army 14 years. He planned to re-enlist in November. Where would he go? He was in the jungle, surrounded by Viet Cong." 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