The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 10, 1966 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 10, 1966
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS you BLYTHEY1LLE, ABZANSAJ (72815); SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 10, 1969 TIN CINTS 10 PAGES NOT A GUN — It's a tool developed for manned space flight. The device can be fitted with various wrench attachments, screwdriver bits and drilling points. Spacewalker- to-be Richard Gordon will use it in a program of experiments for the Gemini-11 flight that has been postponed 'til Monday, Sept. 12. Gordon will attempt to tighten and loosen several bolts to see if astronauts can act as mechanics in space. VC Step Up Saigon Violence By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) — The air war against the north kept up with full fury today as South Viet- Nam prepared for a national election. The Viet Cong launched a wave of pre-election terror in Saigo In ground fighting, severa clashes were reported in wide separated areas on the eve c voting to select a 117-man a sembly which is to give Sout Viet Nam a new constitution. A U.S. spokesman said intell gence men uncovered a Vie Cong plan to attack an Amer can military billet and a Saigo rdio station just prior to th election. He said securii guards were increased at bol nstallations. American jets tangled in a exchange of fire with thre Communist MIGs Friday onl 38 miles south of the border o Communist China. The encoun- Gemini Scrubbed; Atlas-Agena Fails By HOWARD BENEDICT AP Aerospace Writer CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) —The Gemini 11 rendezvous and space walk mission was postponed today until Monday morning because of problems with an automatic pilot system in the Atlas-Agena target rocket. The launching was called off at 8:16 a.m. as the astronauts. Computer Flunks PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) Palm Springs High School opened tfie doors to 1,585 students Friday. And for the first time, sophisticated electronic computers had assumed the wearisome task of assigning students to classes. The computer flunked. Boys showed up for a girls' physical education class, girls showed up in the boys' gym, first-year Spanish students reported to fourth-year Spanish class and one horrified youth discovered he was assigned 14 major subjects. The computers were given a flat P and people took over the task of unjumbling the mess.. Then, as the noon temperature in this desert resort reached 110, the school's air conditioner also flunked out. Navy Cmdr. Charles Conrad Jr. and Navy Lt. Cmdr. Richard F. Gordon Jr. werein their ready room quarters about 1,200 feet from their launch pad. They had been on the verge ol entering their spacecraft just an hour before when the trouble developed in the Atlas booster rocketed on launch pad 14, some 6,000 feet away from the Gemini launch pad. They took the elevator down to the ground level and returned to their quarters in a white van while engineers wrestled with the problem in the Atlas autopilot. As they walked to the truck carrying them to the suit-up trailer, both astronauts had wry grins. Conrad made his remark minutes before mission control officially rescheduled the launch attempt for Monday. Gordon, right behind him. commented: "Well, we got a little farther today." This was an obvious reference to Friday when they were still asleep when trouble developed, forcing a 24-hour delay. It was the second straight day Ihe astronauts had been stymied in their effort to take off on an intended three-day space adventure, during which they were to attempt man's fastes rendezvous and link-up with Agena satellite. The launching was postpone Friday when a tiny leak deve oped -in the fuel system of th Titan 2. This occurred in th early stages of the countdown while the astronauts were still sleeping. It was repaired with a gooe substance called "water glass worth less than a penny. The problem today croppec up as the countdown on the A las-Agena target rocket stood a 23 minutes, aiming for a 7:4 a.m. liftoff. The countdown on Gemini 11 Titan 2 at that time stood at 12 minutes. The times given are EST. Mission control center sail the problem showed up when in truments in the blockhouse detected that one of three Atla engines was not swiveling ai planned during a last - minute check of the guidance and con trol system. The guidance system, locafr ed in another building on the cape, sends radio signals to the autopilot, which then feeds them to the engines. During flight, this system is used to steer ttie rocket into the See SPACE on Page 5 Wallace Threatens School Boards By REX THOMAS MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — School boards which have assigned Negroes to teach white pupils have a warning from Gov. George C. Wallace today to remove them or he may invoke the state's "police power" to do it. That could mean the deployment of state troopers to carry out the governor's ultimatum. Wallace used them three years ago to block temporarily initial integration of Alabama schools. His new warning was directed to school authorities in Tuscaloosa and Lauderdale counties and any others which may have desegregated faculties without a federal court order. The governor said those boards have violated the newly enacted state law which nullifies agreements to comply with the desegregation guidelines drawn up by the Health, Education and Welfare Department. He called on them to take immediate action to reassign teachers to schools of their own race, and at the same time to "make a re-examination and reevaluation" mcnts. of pupil assign- Wallace, who made the ulti- matum at a news conference Friday, declined to say what he might do if the school boards disregard the admonition. But he said the time may come when it will be necessary to "assert the police power of the state to preserve the peace and tranquility." His warning would apply to white teachers transferred to Negro schools as well as Negroes assigned to teach white pupils. But Wallace's main concern, he said, was the protest from white parents objecting to their children being taught by Negroes. He said more than 2,000 residents of Tuscaloosa have signed Negro schools petitions to remove teachers from two there. The county board in Tuscaloosa announced last week that a Negro teacher had been assigned to Tuscaloosa County High School in Northport and another to Holt High School. At Boteler High School for Negroes the board assigned a white librarian, and to.River- side High in Northport, another Negro school, went • white teacher. Tusealoosa County Supt. W. W. Elliott was unavailable for comment on the governor's statement. However, in its announcement last Tuesday, the board said the decision to desegregate the faculties in the absence of a court order was based on "the requirements of court orders (in other cases), suggestions of the U.S. Office of Education, and the board's particular knowledge of Tuscaloosa county schools." As the governor spoke with newsmen, attorneys for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People were making plans in Birmingham to challenge the state's new anti-guidelines law. Robert Carter of New York, general counsel for the NAACP, said a suit will be filed to test the law, which nullifies ail previously made agreements to comply with the integration guidelines, and says no board has the authority to make such agreements in the future. The act, passed last week at Wallace's request, also appropriates state funds to reimburse local school boards for part of the federal money they might lose for failure to abide by the guideline*. ter which pilots said ranged down to tree-top level, broke off without damage to.either side. Other U.S. Air Force planes attacked three trains on the main northeast rail line from Hanoi to Red China while carrier-based Navy jets reported sinking North Vietnamese torpedo boat and damaging a second. American pilots flew 122 missions against the Communist north Friday and the forays cost one plane — an Air Force F105 Thunderchief.— a U.S. spokesman said. The pilot is missing. It was the 363rd U.S. plane lost over North Viet Nam. The most daring of the Viet Cong attacks was the mining Saturday of a 20-car train on the outskirts of Saigon. Two mines blew five of the cars off the rails and injured six persons. In a series: of other incidents, Communist terrorists tossed grenades' at election polling places, sound trucks and election workers in and around Saigon. In the scattered ground fighting, U.S. Marines .supported by air power reported killing 11 Communist soldiers Friday in a fight 14 miles south of Da Nang. Other air-supported Marines reported killing 23 North Vietnamese soldiers in fighting just south of the demilitarized zone in northern Quang Tri Province. Just eight miles north of: Saigon, units of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division found a Viet Cong base camp and clashed with an enemy force of unknown size. A spokesman said the Viet Cong broke contact after the infantrymen called in artillery and air fire. One Viet Cong was found dead in a subsequent sweep and U.S. light. casualties were termed The U.S. command also disclosed that a new search-and- destroy operation, named Bangor, had been under way since Tuesday, 12 miles northwest of Saigon. Participating were units of the 2nd Brigade of the 1st Infantry Division. South Vietnamese military headquarters reported 37 Viet Cong were killed Friday in three separate clashes with government troops. The MIG encounter over North Viet Nam was the first in nearly a month. A flight of Thunderchiefs attacking a missile site 85 miles northeast of Hanoi were jumped by the MIGs as the U.S. pilots were coming off their target. The MIGs came from behind and opened fire, a U.S. spokesman said. During the encounter, at a low altitude, one of the Thunderchiefs fired at one MIG but neither side scored. In the attacks on North Vietnamese trains, Air Force Thun- derchiefs struck at two of the trains 55 miles northeast of Ha noi. Pilots reported destroyin one locomotive and 30 boxcar of the two trains which ha about 25 cars each. In other attacks on the north east rail line, Air Force pilot hit a rail yard 45 miles from Hanoi and another yard 10 mile farther north. U. S. pilots flew repeated sor ties against a surface-to-air missile site 30 miles northwes of Dong Hoi Friday. It was th third straight day Air Fore pilots' attacked the site. Two North Vietnamese torpe do boats were spotted moored a an island 49 miles northeast Haiphong. U. S. Navy fliers re ported receiving antiaircra fire from the boats and attacke with rockets and bombs. Th pilots reported one boat wa sunk and that the other received multiple hits by Zuni rockets. In air activity over South Viet Nam, the U. S. spokesman reported an F5 Freedom Fighter jet went down 60 miles southwest of Saigon after the pilot made a napalm attack on enemy positions. The spokesman said there was no ground fire and the cause of tile crash was not known. The pilot was killed. American pilots flew 451 sorties over South Viet Nam Friday, and pilots claimed destroying or damaging 426 enemy See VIET CONG on Page 5 OPENING WIDE for the dentist's drill but no happier about it than my human patient, Sammy Junior, a show business chimpanzee, submits to a little bridgework ia Helsinki, Finland. Sammy broke a tooth trying out bis metal chain for taste. •.-.-,• Kennett Pair Free on Bond A Kennett businessman, Zack wri Parr, 38, and 18-year-old Tanna L. Taylor, also of Ken nett, have been charged with jossession of counterfeit mon ;y, according to United States Commissioner Marian Penix o: illliillilllllllllllllillllliiiiiliiiiliiiiliiiliiiilliiiiiiiiiiiiliniiiiiiiiiiiiiii BULLETIN Jonesboro police and Secret Service agents arrested Elmer Joe Rouse, a 24-year-old Arkansas State College student, this morning on suspicion of possessing counterfeit money. None of the police officials would comment on the arrest. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuniiiiio fonesboro. Parr and Miss Taylor were aken to Jonesboro by Secret ervice agents where they were rraigned before Commission• Penix. Parr has been released on 2,500 bond. Miss Taylor is ree on $1,500 bond. Both gave 20 Kennett Street in Kennett t their address. Parr, owner of Parr Value iscount stores in Kennett and ampbell, and Miss Taylor were arrested about 4:30 Wed- esday night by Deputy Sherf Leroy Meadows. Sheriff William Berryman aid a "little less than $5,000 in ogus $10 bills" was taken into ustody by the Secret Service. The Sheriff said the arrest fas the result of the quick linking of Terry Reynolds, » ieck-out clerk at an Osceola upermarket. Reynolds refused to accept a $10 bill from the couple think ing it might be counterfeit. A the pair left he noted the par ticulars about the car and call ed Osceola police. In Blytheville, Sheriff Berry man was sitting at a desk in the county jail. Officers were told to be on the lookout for a 1964 white over red Cadillac Missouri license ZM9002 on In terstate 55. Deputy Meadows—who works out of the Osceola branch of the sheriff's department and lives in Wilson—reported in that he was heading for the Joiner interchange. Car 34 checked in. So did two cars in the Blytheville area. And a curious Arkansas State Patrolman. Interstate 55 was covered from the north and the south. About 15 minutes later they were in custody. Berryman praised Meadows for stopping the car and arrest- Ing the occupants before help arrived. "If they had gotten past him it would have been more difficult to catch them. His quick thinking saved the day." When asked if there was any connection between the bogus bills here and those taken in an arrest at Corning and if he mow where the money was being printed, the Sheriff would only say, "That's the government's business." Siamese Twins Die NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Siamese twin boys born in Nicosia died during the night a lospital announcement said to day. Area Beans Are Infested Late this morning, the county gent's office here reported that ollwormi in soybean fMdi in he Blytheville and Dell areai being found in Urg« num- bers. "We'd advise all farmers to cheek their fieldt as soon as possible," County Agent Keith Bilbrey said. LBJ Autographs Auto Safety Bi WASHINGTON (AP) - The new auto safety law requires the secretary of commerce to set safety standards for 1968 model cars by Jan. 31, 1967. Although the act itself does not spell out any standards, it is expected that the secretary will order most or all of the 26 safety standards already adopted by the General Services Administration for 1968-model cars to be bought by the government. The first 17 of these standards take effect for government purchases of 1967 models, the remaining nine for 1968 models. Although none will be applicable to cars bought by the general public before 1968 models, most of the first 17 are being included by car makers standard equipment on all 1967 models. The requirements: 1. Anchorages for both lap and shoulder belts for certain seating places. This means seat belts for both front and back seats in passenger cars and for all seats in some buses such as school buse. 2. Construction of forward compartments so as to reduce the likelihood of head impact or leg or knee injury to a person wearing a lap seat belt. 3. Recessed instrument panel instruments and control de vices. 4. Collapsible steering column and other energy-absorbing provisions in the steering contro system. 5. Safety door latches and linges. Safety anchorage of seats, Deluding adequate strength of eat adjusters and seat frame ombinations and anchorage of olding seats. 7. Four-way flashers. A switch lermitting all four turn signals 3 be turned on simultaneously n event the vehicle is standing, erhaps disabled. Safety glass and glazing naterials. 9. Hydraulic service brake ystems, including a fallback /stem in event the regular rake system fails, known as ual braking systems. 10. Standard bumper heights. 11. A standard gear quadrant for vehicles equipped with automatic tranmissions. 12. Windshield wipers ant washers, including coverage o a larger area than has previous ly been standard. 13. Provision of glare reduc tion surfaces—anything thi driver sees must not produce i glare that reduces vision. 14. Control of air pollutior through compliance with th standard proposed by the Wei (indergarten feeds Help Blytheville's Junior Auxiliary ill shortley be asking for con- ributions of materials for the ro u p's Kindergarten, Mrs. lenn Horner, J. A. president, aid this week. Among the items desired for e new kindergarten building n Moultrie are "good usable layground equipment, tricycles i good condition, and a metal itchen cabinet." Mrs. Horner said anyone de- ring to contribute should call Irs. Charles Brock at PO 3-7555 w Mrs. Richard Cole at P03- 171. 5 Years Given 3rd Soldier FT. DIX, N.J. (AP) - Pvt David Samas, the third and las soldier tried here this week fb refusing to go to Viet Nam, wa found guilty Friday and sen fenced to five years at hard la bor, forfeiture of pay and a dishonorable discharge. Earlier in Hie day, Pfc. James A. ohnson Jr., 20, received an identical sentence. Five years is the maximum prison sentence c or the specific offense, disobey- ng a dirct order from a superior officer. Pvt. Dennis Mora, 25, of New York City, was found guilty Wednesday, but received a sentence of three years of hard labor, with a dishonorable discharge and forfeiture of pay. No authority would comment on the lesser sentence given to Mora. Each of the soldiers was tried by a different court of officers. Samas, 20, of Modesto, Calif., was charged with disobeying an order on July 14 to board an aircraft bound for Saigon. Samas' 17-year-old wife, Marine, wept when she heard "five years" from the court, and rushed to her husband and em- iraced him. The three were picked up by military authorities in New York July 7 a week after they said in a news conference that hey would not fight in Viet *lam because the war was "ille- ;al, unjust, and immoral." The soldiers' sentences are wbject to review and appeal hrough military channels. Work Due On Church Members of First Presbyter- an Church break ground on heir $302,000 sanctuary and educational building at Highland and Tenth tomorrow. Ground - breaking ceremonies will follow the morning worship service. Construction is to begin next week and will continue for about eight months. U. S. Branson Is the architect. Sen White and Sons are the contractors. fare Department Dec. 31, 1965, for equipment of all vehicles -to control polluting emissions. 15. Standards for tire safety and safety rims. Government tire standards vary according to the roosed use of the vehicle and are set out in purchase contracts. 16. Back-up lights. 17. Rear view mirror or mirrors. . 18. Window and door controls recessed or made of breakoff materials. 19. Recessed or padded dash trays and lighters.' 20. Padded arm rests. 21. Padding of seat backs to protect rear seat passengers. 22. Head rests to protect front seat passengers from whiplash. 23. Side marker devices. Front and back turn signals must be visible from side ef vehicle. 24. Rear window de-foggers. 25. Roll bars for light trucks. 26. Fuel tanks and tank filler pipes constructed of nonruptur- ing or rupture-resistent materials. Mrs. Jones Dies in N. Y. Mrs. E. L. Jones, 83, a former Blytheville resident, died terday in a Mineola, N. ;Y., lospital. She had been residing n Garden City, N. Y., with her daughter, Mrs. R. W. Byerly. Mrs. Jones was born in Murray, Ky., and lived here about 35 years. She was a member of 'irst Methodist Church. She was the mother of the ate Farmer England—civic and political leader in Blytheville during the 1930's and the man o whom Blytheville's Public Jbrary is dedicated. Service for Mrs. Jones will e conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at Cobb Funeral Home chapel ~iy Rev. Virgil Keeley. : Burial will be in Elmwood lemetery. In addition to her daughter, Wrs. Jones leaves four grand- hildren and four great grand- hildren. Pallbearers will be R .A. Port- r, Bill Malin, Larry Lutz, Fred leeman, Frank Whitworth and ames C. Guard. .; Visit Ends In Call for Peace WASHINTON (AP) — Present Johnson and Gen. Ne Win of Burma have called for an early end to the Vet Nam war and "general and complete disarmament under effectve nter- national control." iiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiin Weather Forecast Considerable cloudiness and mild through Sunday with some light rain and possible thundershowers tonight and Sunday. Highs Sunday upper 70s and low Ms. Lows tonight 64-72.

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