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Blylhevllle (Ark.) Courier News - Friday, September 9, 1968- Page Hirer LBJ Moves To Lift Tax Incentives By EDMOND LEBRETON WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid talk of new taxes and some sharp complaints, Congress moved today to speed consideration of President Johnson's new proposal for fighting inflation by suspending some business ta xincentives. The House Ways and Means Committee announced hearings next Monday on the presidential plan — outlined in a special message Thursday — to suspend for 16 months the 7-per cent tax credit for business gress had been consulted in advance of the message and had assured the President of their cooperation. And Sen. Russell B. Long, D- La., head of the Finance Committee, said that group will consider Johnson's proposals at an early date. The House must act first on the legislation. In his surprise message, Johnson said the stimulus to the equipment improvement needed a few years ago now is overstraining supplying factors and cloging capital markets with spending on equipment and the j excessive demands for credit. tax-advantageous fast depreciation rules on business real estate. The legislation was quickly introduced Thursday by Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., con* mittee chairman, who said the investments. first witnesses will include Secretary of the Treasury Henry H. Fowler, Secretary of Commerce The business tax credit applies not only to equipment and machinery purchased by industry but to such farm production equipment as tractors. It does not, however, apply to livestock The question of troop withdrawal from Europe and other North Atlantic Treaty Organiza- are matters tion problems : more wisely handled" in NATO discussions first. Congressional action on U.S. troops abroad is not necessary at the moment. The administration is seeking each day by available to us' "every means to sound out the Johnson announced his new anti-inflation proposals at a news conference staged Thurs- John T. Connor and Budget I day just as the special message Director Charles L. Schultze. In the Senate, Majority Leader Mike Mansfield announced that Democratic leaders in Con- arrived on Capitol Hill. The conference dealt mainly with economics, but the President made these other points: Daily Record Weather 0, S. Weather Bureau Agricultural servic* Reiser, Ark. Rains are falling over most of Texas this morning and there Dee Markets Opeo Bleb Low Last Chicago Wheat Sept. chances for improved relations with Red China and an end to the war in Viet Nam. No one has communicated anything to the United States on French President Charles de Gaulle's sugestion that America withdraw its forces from Viet Nam. In his message to Congress, Johnson pledged to "cut all fed| eral expenditures to the fullest extent consistent with the well- being of our people." Moreover, he told Congress, bills it has already passed have added about $2.25 billion to the spending authority he requested and pending bills could add almost $4 billion. He said: "When the Congress votes for add-ons to the remaining eight appropriation bills, it must bear in mind that each vote to increase the budget will likely require a vote to increase the revenue later." This plea for restraint in is a possibility this precipitation area will spread into our state late today. A large, cool high pressure system centered over the eastern United States and present forecasts indicate a probability of 10 to 40 percent, with the greatest area of shower probability in the southern United States. Yesterday the mercury only climbed to 78 at Fayetteville for the:lowest maximum in the state. Several stations with 86 tied for the title of the hottest spot in the state. Minimums this morning ranged from 49 at Gilbert to 66 at Texarkana. No rain was reported in the state during the past 24 hours. The five-day outlook, 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m., Thursday, calls for temperatures to average three to six degrees above normal. A little warmer late this week then a little change through Wednesday. Normal highs 84 to 89. Normal lows 59 to 67. Rainfall will average less than .1 of an inch wit hslight chance of showers early part of next week. Due to low probability of showers in the north delta areas agricultural field activities stand a good chance of being able to continue unabated through Saturday. South Arkansas will have a better chance of being wetted so more caution should be exercised in those sections in connection with planned spraying operations. Yesterday's hl?h—85 Overnight low—60 Precipitation previous 24 hours (to 7 ».m. today)—none Pectpltatton Jan. 1 to date—36.50 Sunset today—6:16 Sunrise tomorrow—5:39 This Date A Year Ajro Yesterday's high—S3 Ovenight. low—12 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—33.45 World Deaths POMONA, Calif. (AP) - Gill Robb Wilson, 73, a pioneer aviator instrumental in fouding the Civil Air Patrol, died Thursday of a bone disease. Wilson, a pilot for 56 years, flew with the Lafayette Escadrille during World War I. WASHINGTON (AP)-Charles L. Ornstein, 72, manager of the Willard Hotel, died Thursday. He was admitted to a hospital Wednesday, three days after hs was injured in an autamobile accident. SAN FRANCISCO (API-William H. Stewart, 83, retired vice president of Bethlehem Steel Corp., died Tuesday Of a heart attack. NASHVILLE, Term. (AP) George Thomas (Dad) Speer, 75, a pioneer of the .All-Night Gospel Sing and leader of the Spew Family, died Wednesday after a long illness. Mar. 189% 196% 203V4 190V4 188% 197Vs 195% 204V4 202% 190V4 197 204 Vi Chicago Soybeans Nov. 320 322'A 319% Jan. 325 3 /4 327% 325 Mar. 330% 333 330V4 New York Stocks Texas G.S.'. 322 327% 332% 78% warnings that budget excesses might require more direct tax boosts — stirred speculation. Some members of Congress wondered whether a general tax increase request already is being prepared for January. Others reassessed the chances of the $1.75-billion poverty bill and the $5.7- billion two-year program of federal help for elementary and secondary schools. Jhrysler 37% , 42% RCA AT&T 51'/4 Dow 61% Xerox 175% 72% Pan Amer 52 Ford 42 Westinghouse 40 7 /s U. S. Steel 37% Curtis Pub 9Vt Comsat 43 5 ,s Amer. Motors 9% Parke Davis 25% Gen. Eleci 81% Beth. Steel 29V 4 Reynolds Tob 35% Standard NJ 64>/ 4 Holiday Inn 35 Ark-La 35% Ark-Mo .....' ll'/4 Divco-Wayne 22% Traffic Accidents Cars driven by McCoy Wilbanks of 1109 Country Club Drive and Roland Davis of 901 Pecan were involved in an accident yesterday at Hardin and Highway 61 North. No charges have yet been placed. spending coupled with talking economy for months. Why hasn't he acted before?" •Sen. Jack R. Miller, R-Iowa, said the proposals prove Johnson was wrong "when he told the people that we could fight the war in Viet Nam and increase the spending for his domestic programs at the same time." * * * Johnson said fiscal action to ease the pressure on money markets, where the government is a huge borrower, should make it possible for the Federal Reserve and the banks to move toward lower interest rates and easier credit. He made a direct appeal to the Federal Reserve Board, which took interest-raising action last December against his expressed wishes, "to cooperate with the President and the Congress to lower interest rates and to ease the inequitable burden of tight money." The message also called on Congress to act promptly on legislation to temper the competition between banks and other thrift institutions for de- posis. As it arrived at the Capitol, the House was passing one version of such legislation, giving regulatory agencies authority to fix interest ceilings at different levels on different kinds of deposits. The House acted, 271 to 68, after rejecting a proposal by Patman for a flat 4% per cent ceiling on certain bank deposits. BOGUS (Continued from Page One) tion. The sheriff said the girl became suspicious when two members of a four person group The poverty bill as now pend- bought theater tickets with a ing is within Johnson's fiscal recommendations, but the education bill is $500 million above the budget. Both measures have had parlamentary troubles and now are being handled under procedures that could make them eligible for House consideration Sept. 26. Johnson's message, however, contained some reassurances for backers of this kind of legislation. He said "a compassionate and mature people will not make the poor carry the burden of fighting inflation. It would be shortsighted to abandon the tasks of educating our children, providing for their health, rebuilding the decaying cities in which they live, and otherwise promoting the general welfare." Businessmen genrally took a sour view of the new presidential plans. "A mistake," said Roger M. Blough, chairman of the U.S. Steel Corp., and William F. Butler, vice president of the Chase Manhattan Bank. "Too little and too late," said the House Republican leader, Rep. Gerald R. Ford of Michigan. "He is saying, in effect, !10 bill but didn't stay to watch ;he movie. She said she wet the bill, which curled up avl discolored. Rice arrested four persons and seized about $700 in phony $10 bills. Two of those arrested—Carrol Lee Casey, 33, of Knobel and William George King, .also of Knobel, were held under $2,000 bond each. A third, Mary Lou Casey, 24. of near Corning, was released without bond. All three were charged with possessing counterfeit money King's 15-year-old wife was arrested also, Rice said. OBITUARY Mrs. Brown Mrs. Luethel Mae Finley Brown, a former resident of Manila, died Tuesday in Southhaven, Mich. She was 60. Mrs. Brown was born at Bowman. She leaves her husband, Rev. James Brown of Southhaven, Mich.; Five sons, J. T. Lloyd, Billy, and Chester Brown, all of Southhaven, and Albert Finley of Camden, Mo.; A daughter, Mrs. Shirley Lee Schemenaauer of Kalamazoo, Mich.; And 21 grandchildren. Graveside services will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Manila Cemetery, with Rev. Glen Lute officiating. Howard Funeral Service is in charge. Mrs. Sarah Miller Services for Mrs. Sarah Miller, 65, will be conducted Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at New Galilee Baptist Church, with Rev. Harvey Preston officiating. North City. B52 camp. CONG ued Iron Page One) sses In some unite, ily ground action re- jy the U. S. military i was a 90-minute fight a company of Ameri- rines and a platoon of ielnmese army regu- 2'A miles south of the alle! demilitarized zone. ines reported killing six ietnamese and taking ualties in the action 18 rthwest of Quang Tri jombers from Guam two targets in a single miles southeast of Sai- y. The planes dumped plosives on two mount north of the port of u, where the Viet Cong ieved to be occupying vation post and a base activity over South Viet ursday, U. S. pilots flew es and claimed destruc- more than 450 enemy s, sampans and forti- tions. South Vietnamese aw 284 sorties. Vietnamese civilians Medical Furlough Extension Refuted LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The state Pardon and Parole Board refused Thursday to extend a medical furlough granted Arnold E. Edens of ParagOuld. Edens, a stock broker sent to prison for embezzlement, has been out of prison since May on the furlough, granted after a doctor said Edens was suffering from a heart condition. Eugene Hale, who handles prison matters for Gov. Orval Faubus, said Edens is scheduled to enter prison again Sept. 17 The 43-year-old Edens was sentenced Feb. 28, 1963, to 12 years in prison for embezzlement. He received an 11-year concurrent sentence for false pretense. Faubus to Speak At Johnson Rally LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov. Orval Faubus, target of many Jim Johnson attacks during the primary campaign, accepted Thursday an invitation to speak at the Democratic State Convention here next Thursday. RAGE - Continued from page one Vance Walton. The two were free under bond. .. Several others were arrested on such minor charges as piling to obey a policeman. 3n§ riot began sometime aftejSp policeman shot arid woundtaJMI Negro man he was attempftlj to arrest on an auto tWft charge. .!$£» Carmichael and other S83E3C workers returned to the '..iSjjt scene to hand out "black pojji er" leaflets but met with little enthusiasm from area residents. Ten policemen followed Gaij- michae! from door to door as1» told the residents he did notjat tempt to start the riot and was no responsible for it taking place. > Residents of Summerhilbset up an organization and handed out placards reading "Good Neighbor Club." 5-j Robert McDaniel, 32, chairman of the Good Neighbor Club committee, said residents were posting the signs of their houses to show that they intendedstb work constructively to improve their community and would : ,not Five another wounded when the Viet Cong She leaves her husband,' mined a three-wheel vehicle in Claude Miller; Two sisters, Mrs. Rosie State- wright of Clarendon, and Mrs. Leanna Richardson of Pine Bluff; And four brothers, Frank Boston of Burdette and Freddy, Henry, and Roger Smith, all of Clarendon. Crumpler Funeral Home is in charge. Anthony McNeil Services for Anthony McNeil, Sr., who died in a fire at his home Tuesday night, will be con ducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at Union Grove Baptist Church of Gilmore. Rev. G. C. Limpson will officiate. The body will lie in state at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel from 7 to 8 Saturday night. , . Mr. McNeil, who was ,95, leaves his wife, Mrs. Early McNeil; Two sons, Bruce McNeil and Anthony McNeil, Jr., both of Chicago; Three daughters, Mrs. Autra Tenn., Mrs. Susie Woodford of Munford, Tenn., and Mrs. Sophronia Lee of Chicago; Two sisters, Mrs. Rosie Henderson of Gary, Ind., and Mrs. Berdia Bowers of Pasadena, Cal.; Eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Sharp Miss Sharp ASH FLAT, Ark. (AP) Marilyn Sharp of Evening Shade was named Miss Sharp County Thursday night at the Sharp County Fair. The 15-year-old Miss Sharp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Spelman Sharp, has blonde hair, blue eyes, is 5-foot-3 and weighs 110 pounds. Miss Jo Ann Whitten, daughter of Mrs. Johnnie W. Whitten Bridge Players Get Perfect Hand DEWITT, Ark. (AP) - This was the Week four bridge players at DeWitt got what's rarer :han snow in July—not one, not ,wo, not three but four perfect iridge hands at one table. "We didn't even bid on the land we got so excited," said Mrs. Jack Cato, who reported it. "It really was shuffled and I Tally-Ho Bridge Club. 'The Republicans have been of Evening Shade, was named right all along.' He has been I county forest queen. Titan Leaks; Space Sailors Grounded Alaska a about Wt times the tin of Twafc ,. By HOWARD BENEDICT .. .. . AP Aerospace Writer .. . CAPE KENNED, Fla. (P) — A pinhole leak in the fuel system of the Titan 2 booster rocket today forced a postponement three-day mission. They were of the flight of Gemini 11. The leak was discovered just three hours before astronauts Charles Conrad Jr. and Richard F. Gordon Jr. were to wake up to start preparations for their three-day mission. They were allowed to continue sleeping. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said a new launch date would not be set until the seriousness of the problem was determined. No decision was expected before noon EST. While there was an outside possibility of a Saturday launching, officials Mid It more likely would be two or more days. I The leak, In the first stage, was first detected by a technician checking ordnance devices on the rocket after Its tanks had been loided with M.70Q gaUoni of fuel and 15.900 gallons of oxidizer. He noted a telltale reddish- brown wisp of vapor that indicated a leak and reported it to the blockhouse. About the same time, it was noted by instruments in the blockhouse. "It was only a pinhole in a welded area," an official said. 'But you can't fly with that type of situation." The hole was so tiny that more vapor than liquid was escaping. The launch crew immediately began dumping the 151 tons of fuel. Then they will have to purge the tanks before technicians can get in for a closer look. If the leak can be repaired by a simple "tire patch" operation from the outside, the rocket could be ready to go in a day «r M, officials said. But if the top of the oxldizer tank has to be removed and a man lowered into the trouble area, a delay of several days is likely, he added. Tbt Titan I «ridizer ta nitro- gen tetroxide. It is needed to provide oxygen for the main fuel, a mixture called aerozine 50, in the void of space. This was the first major problem in the preparations for Gemini 11 — whose Sept. 9 launch date was set several months ago. When the leak developed, the countdown on Gemini ll's Atlas- Agena target rocket on its pad 6.000 feet away was moving smoothly toward an intended 7:48 a.m. EST launching. That count was halted as soon as it was determined that the Titan 2 could not get off today. No leads were dected during a fueling test of the Titan 2 two weeks ago. No leaks were detected during a fueling test of the Titan 2 two weeks ago. Navy Cmdr. Conrad and Navy Lt. Cmdr. Gordon were to have blasted off in pursuit of the Agena satellite at 9:25 a.m., aiming to catch and capture it in the first orbit, setting a record for spaoa rendezvous. another pre-election attack, a spokesman said. * * In a iiamlet three miles north of Saigon, the Viet Cong agents exploded grenades that wounded four persons. Twelve Buddhist monks ducked past the security guard in the streets around the U.S. .Embassy in Saigon to stage a j brief anti-American demonstration. They unfurled banners 50 yards from the building declaring that the U.S. and South Vietnamese governments will be responsible if their leader, TJiich Venerable Tri Quang, dies. The Buddhist extremist chieftain, now in a Saigon clinic, has been subsisting on dextrose solutions for three months to protest military rule in South Viet Nam and U.S. support of the junta. Other monks began a three-day fast Thursday to encourage a boycott of &e election. North Viet Nam's military journal People's Army conceded U.S. military strength, including "a fairly well-developed war industry," but predicted Victory for the Communists. It said the United States was plagued by "confused leadership, uncertain strategy, incompetent commanders, cowardly infantry, a white elephant puppet army, ineffective tactics." Radio Hanoi also broadcast a Foreign Ministry settlement calling the election Sunday a "farce" staged by the United States and "its agents." It said the Communists would not recognize the results. dealt and everything all legal." The hands were dealt Tuesday to Mrs. Cato,, Mrs. Donald Johnson, the party's nominee for governor, will be the main speaker at the two-day convention. The invitation had to be approved by Johnson, who said two weeks ago that he would cooperate in violence. * * + .—:, SNCC lost one of its best- known and most controversial members, Julian Bond, Thursday. The slim Atlanta Negro re- two weeKS ago mat ne woum signed from the militan t organ j. not.ask the governor to help zation of which he had be ^- a jzation of which he had „. him m his campaign against, nlember five years _ SNCC had Republican Wmthrop Rockefeller. "Johnson doesn't have a thing I want," Faubus said. "I just don't want to see Rockefeller elected governor." Faubus said that according to tiie the invitation he will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday. Smugglers Fail To Get Clemency BRASILIA (AP) - Wives of two Arkansans and another man imprisoned on smuggling convictions failed Thursday to win a meeting with the Brazillian justice minister. The women were told that the minister was in Rio De Janeiro and would not return before next week. The women are expected to stay in Brazil until the middle of September. They are Mrs. Sam Sexton Jr. of Fort Smitii, Ark.; Mrs. Joseph McCutchen, also of Fort Smith; and Mrs. Joe Truhill of Addison, Tex. The women are expected to ask the minister of justice for executive clemency for thir husbands, who are serving three-year sentences for smuggling mineral ore out of Brazil and illegally bringing in electrical appliances. The convictions are on appeal. WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jim Johnson is sehed- Ray Whiting, Mrs. Johnny I uled to attend a mobile home ' show here Sunday. The show Schallborn and Mrs. Bobby Rowland at the meeting of the is sponsored by Poole Manufacturing Co., owned by Ellis no comment. Twice elected to the Georgia House of Representatives, -and twice excluded after saying he admired the courage of anyone who burned his draft card though he would not burn His own, Bond had served as SNCC publicity director. He said he hopes to become active to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, of which he is a member. Poole, friend .and worker .for ohnson during the primary campaign. Services By FUNERAL HOME Inieertt? MRS. DESSIE GARRETT, arrangements incomplete. ', : -. . ROXY THEATRE BIytheville Adm. 25c-50c FRIDAY "I'd Rather Be Rich" with Sandra Dee & Andy Williams "61" Motor Co.. Highway 61 - North, BIytheville, Ark. H

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