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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62—NO. 174 BLYTHEVILLB, ARKANSAS (72315) TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1966 TEN CENTS 12 PAGES Dateline •KM Oct. 11 (more national and internatiofr al news on page 5) BONN, Germany (AP) - Albert Pfitzer, who acknowledged having been a member of Adolf Hitler's Elite Guard, today declined the job as head of Chancellor Ludwig Erhard's office. Pfitzer, 54 was to have replaced Ludger Westrick, long Erhard's closet adviser. LILLE, France (AP) Scores of police went lion hunting along a superhighway in France today after a circus van and a rtuck collided and six lions escaped. Cricus hands recaptur:d two of the beasts. Another attacked a gendarme and was shot. The police moved cautiously into a forest area near the highway and rounded up the other three lions. • MADRID, Spain (AP) — An American delegate to the International Astronautics Congress today proposed establishment of a cooperative global communications satellite system under United Nations sponsorship. • MOSCOW (AP) - The Soviet Union and France have signed an agreement for joint nuclear research at a 10-billion electron- volt accelerator under construction near Moscow, an official announcement said today. The signing of the document confirmed a n agreemnet reached Oct. 1 for French participation in research at the accelerator being built in the town of Serphukhov. - • NEW YORK (AP) — President Johnson is expected to visit New York City Wednesday for Columbus Day observances and to help Democratic candidates, Rep. John M. Murphy said Monday night. The White House had no immediate comment on any such travel plans. • MANILA (AP) - U.S. presidential press secretary Bill D. Moyers left Manila for Bangkok today and predicted the coming summit meeting would play an "important part" in the settlement of the Viet Nam war. Moyers, who spent less than 24 hours in the Philippines making arrangement for President Johnson's visit on Oct. 23, said the seven-nation summit would "increase the prospect" of ending the war. • WASHINGTON (AP) Thieves ripped open a cigarette vending machine in the Supreme court building and stole 527.60 from its coin box. The machine is on the ground floor, a few feet from the cafeteria where employes were busy with the work of a late afternoon coffee break Monday when the robbery occurred. N07 GOOD SPORT "It can kill as quick as a rifle." The speaker was Police Chief George Ford and he was talking about the potential deadliness of a bow and arrow. "Yesterday we recovered two arrows from the Willow- North 15th Street area," Ford said. One of the steel-tipped target arrows was found sticking in the roof of Mike Meroney's home at 524 N. 15th yesterday afternoon. "We would like to ask that anybody seeing anyone firing fhese arrrows to call the police," Ford said. He said efforts are now being made to locate the owners of the arrows found yesterday. Several persons have already been stopped from shooting the arrows in their yards, the Chief said. JJ Slugs Away At WR in Speech CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - Jim Johnson said Monday night that le and his supporters were "gong to save Arkansas from the lockefeller empire," but it sn't going to be an easy fight. "But with the help and prayers of you folks standing by we'll win in November," Johnson told an estimated 6,000 attending a rally at the Faulkner County Fairgrounds. Johnson repeated a statement made earlier in the day at Hot Springs, promising he wasn't "going to knock any acorns off the tree tonight, I won't even talk about that prissy sissy." That's one of the terms Johnson has used in refering to Winthrop Rockefeller, the Republican nominee for governor. Joe Basore, Democratic Party campaign manager, and James Pilkinton, the party's nominee for lieutenant governor, also spoke at the rally. Pilkinton said he was asked almost daily by his Republican friends if he agreed 100 per cent with all the statements and actions of Johnson. Maurice (Footsey) Britt, Pilkinton's GOP opponent, has said he is proud to be-running with Rockefeller and has asked if Pilkinton can say the same thing about Johnson. "Of course, I understand that this question was loaded in the first place because no man ever agrees 100 per cent with the statements and actions of any other person. AEA Wants State $$$ for Teachers TOKYO (AP) — Communist China reported today that its fanatic Red Guards have been organized into a reserve force for its army. "We are a contingent for both combat duties and for study and propaganda work," one Red Guard told Peking's New China News Agency. • JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The state of Alaska helped Jessie Kasko when she needed it Over 20 years, her old age assistance payments came to $12,856.95. Monday she handed Gov. Wilbanks Egan a check for the full amount. She said she was acting in her Indian heritage by showing gratitude for favors received. The money came from sale of timber rights on recently Inheirted land. • SEOUL, Korea (AP) - A North Korean boat was sunk early today after it entered waters off the east coast of South Korea and opened fire on a pursuing South Korean patrol boat, the navy announced. The Navy said there were no survivors from the North Korean vessel, which was believed LITTLE ROCK (AP) - If it gets down to a choice between free textbooks for high school students and a $500 annual raise for teachers, the head of the Arkansas Education Association can quickly tell you where he stands. "The AEA is unalterably opposed to diversion of funds col- .ected to increase teachers' sal- aris to any other use — or textbooks or anything else," said Forest Rozzell, AEA executive secretary. He said that although the AEA does not oppose free textbooks, the elimination of fees or "anything else which would tend to enhance educational services to the children and youth of Arkansas, we do contend that that qualify and effectiveness of every phase of our educational program will be determined largely by the competence of the professional staff." Rozzell issued a release to news media in response to Education Commissioner A. W. Ford's assertion that the state's economic condition is so good that, bth a free , textbook program in the upper four grades and a $1,000 teacher salary increase over the next two years can be put into effect. Gov. Orval Faubus agreed See STATE on Page 2 "I do not always agree with everything that my own wife says and does, but I have learned to speak softly about disagreements with her," Pilkinton said. "I feel that the same policy should be followed in politics." * * * Among the areas in which he and Johnson agree, Pilkinton said, were the 1966 Arkansas Democratic Party platform, that each is better qualified to hold public office than their Republican opponent and on the basic tenents of religion. Pilkinton said he disagreed with certain elements in his own Presbyterian Church'which recently adopted a resolution critical of Johnson, although it did not specify him. It deplored the use of religion for what it called political purposes. 'I do not approve of that resolution, or the political no- tives behind it," Pilkinton said. Trapped VC Fight to Death By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - A diehard band of Viet Cong guerrillas answered an American demand to surrender with a hail of bullets today, and an encircling force of U. S. helicopter troops wiped them out. A U-S. spokesman said 1st Division cavalrymen killed 33 Viet Cong and captured eight in a five-hour engagement near the central coast 28 miles northwest of Qui Nhon. It was the only ground action of any size reported as U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara met with South Vietnamese and U.S. military leaders to discuss the progress of the war. Reliable sources said the American military men asked for more combat troops and that much of the day's discussion was devoted to logistics, with emphasis on the bottleneck at the port of Saigon. McNamara drove at noon through the port area, which is jammed with supplies and scores of freighters waiting for unloading berths. The air offensive against \orth Viet Nam showed no letup with American pilots flying 116 strike missions Monday. They concentrated on Communist truck convoys. The fight against the diehard Viet Cong on the marshy coast- land began at dawn, a U. S. spokesman gave this account of the action: A helicopter-borne unit of the 1st Cavalry, Airmobile, Division spotted five Viet Cong in a rice paddy. The helicopters landed a platoon of cavalrymen who killed four Viet Cong and took one prisoner. Helicopters flew in two more companies — about 350 men — oi U. S. cavalrymen who formed a noose around other Viet Cong guerrillas spotted in tile area. A U- S. officer called on the encir- cled Viet Cong, described as a "local force," to surrender. The Viet Cong replied with a hail of bullets. In the ensuing firefight, the helicopter troops killed 29 more Viet Cong, cap- tured seven more, and seized II suspects. The engagement was part of the cavalry's Operation Irving, which began Oct. 2 as a corn- See VIET NAM on Page 2 'Both Had to Bend' Jaycee Split Healed After six months of division the Blytheville Jaycees and the Chickasaw Young Men's Club have reunited. Robert (Dink) White, Jaycee president, and Marvin Lipford, former Chiekasaw president, made the announcement this morning. "We decided we wern't doing the community or either one of the clubs any good. We're more united now than ever before," White said. It was six months ago to the day that fee rift developed. On April 11, twenty men walked out on a Jaycee meeting, im- W. Germany Tries Trading with Reds Council Meets Tomorrow Night City Council will meet tomorrow night instead of 'tonight because of unusual competition in the Tuesday prime time slot, Mayor Jimmie Edwards said this morning. That competition includes a going-away party for Chamber of Commerce executive vice- president Jada McGuire, Parents' Night at Blytheville High School, and a Beta Sigma Phi meeting. "We like these monthly meetings to be open to the public so we didn't want to buch all these other «vents," Edwards Mid, Meeting tune then will be tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall audtiorium. Th agenda: Twenty-first Improvement District, hearing on formation; Annexation petition of Mississippi County Baptist Association property and ordinance; Resolution to enter into contract to purchase industrial park* ' Ordinance authorizing sale of Industrial park bonds; South Side 'A' Urban Renewal Report by city planning consultant Donald Manet of LilUe Sheppard To Get New Trial CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) Judge Francis J. Tally of Common Pleas Court has imposed :ight restrictions on news cov- :rage Wednesday of a hearing on a defense motion to move the second murder trial of Samuel Sheppard outside Cuyahoga County. Judge Talty prohibited interviews with witnesses, attorneys, court employes, police and county law enforcement officials "before, during and after" he hearing and issued no credentials to out-of-town newsmen, * * * The U.S. Supreme Court in an opinion on the Sheppard case last June called the first trial 12 years ago "a bedlam." The high court, in upsetting Sheppard's conviction for second-degree murder, held that the one-time osteopath was deprived of a fair trial by prejudicial news accounts and courtroom commotion. The original trial jury found Sheppard guilty of murder in the bludgeon slaying of his first wife, Marilyn. He served nearly 10 years on a life sentence before his attorneys won his release in 1964 and an order from a U.S. District Court judge for a new trial. The trial It to start next Tuesday. Judge Talty's order prohibits: Use ot earner*!, recording device* or registering devices in the courthouse. The making of sketch:: cr Ink drawings at the hearing or in ttMOwrtbtuM, Brown Still Fights For Peace Plan By TOM HOGE UNITED NATIONS, N. Y., (AP) — Despite Communist rejections, British Foreign Secretary George Brown was xpect- ed to make a new appeal for support for his Viet Nam peace plan today in a general policy speech before the U. N. General Assembly. North Viet Nam and Red China rejected Brown's peace proposals in broadcasts today and repeated their demand for withdrawal of U. S. troops. Th foreign secretary sought American reaction to his plan at an hour-long meeting late Monday with U.S. Ambassador Arthur J. Goldberg. Goldberg later told newsmen the United States was giving 'very thoughtful consideration" to Brown's proposals. Brown arrangd to confer a second time with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko later today in an apparent effort to get the Soviet Union to soften its position on his peace efforts. Gromyko on Saturday turned thumbs down on Brown's pro- aosal that the Soviet Union and Britain, as cochairmen of the 1954 Geneva conference on Indochina, set up a new Geneva Pary to negotiate peace for Viet Nam. The Soviet Union contended :hat it could not act unless North Viet Nam requested it to do so. Brown unveiled his peace plan last Thursday at tbe British Laior party's annual convention in Brighton, England. It calls for: A peace conference with the Viet Cong participating. A halt to the bombing of North Viet Nam and a pullback of United States and North Viet Nam forces. A political settlement based on the 1954 Geneva agremnts North and South Viet Nam with- By CARL HARTMAN West Germany, one of the most anti-Communist governments in Europe, is trying to improve Its relations with the Soviet Union and the East block. A high level West German mission is coming back from Moscow this week after completing the first phase of an effort to get the first trade agreement with the Soviet Union since 1963. Some West German officials predict that by next year full diplomatic relations will be set up with Romania. Foreign Minister, Corneliu Manescu of Romania is due in Bonn in the next few months, and final arrange- mets are exected to be made then. Foreign ministry officials hope that similar arrangements will soon follow with Bulgaria and Hungary. Traditionally Germany has been a bridge between eastern and western Europe, and West Germany is already the East bloc's biggest western trading partner. But competition is tough, and West German businessmen want all the official help they can get. It is also becoming increasingly clear that reunification of Germany is more likely to US achieved by friendship with the east Europeans than by enmity. But there is still no indication of how reunification may be County YDC TO Meet- Mississippi County's Young Democrats will meet tonight at the J.C. Buchanan Chevrolet Agency in Osceola at 7:30 p.m. The Osceola meeting was requested last week by Kenneth Sulcer, retiring member of the Legislature and unsuccessful candidate for governor this year. brought about. Improving relations between West Germany and the East bloc is a hard job. Memories of World War II still stand in the way, and the cold war carries them on. The status of West Berlin is a major difficulty in all deals between West Germany and the East bloc. Communist governments insist that it is not part of West Germany and do everything they can to get it treated as a separate area. The United States, Britain and France — which occupy the city — let the West German governl ment handle most of West Berlin's foreign affairs. TV 'Golden Goose' Lays Scrambled Eggs ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Lee Loevinger, Federal Communications Commissioner, said n a speech here Monday night ;hat "if television is forced to admit the elite, it will lose its exclusivity for the masses." This, he said, "as the clubby elite should know, will destroy ts value for those who belong to t." . In remarks before the 20th annual convention of the New Fersey Broadcasters Associa- ion, Loevinger said there is 'more nonsense, garbage and logwash spoken, written and jrinted about television than about any other single subject with the possible exception of ex." . He. said, "The more I sae of elevision, the more I dislike and defend it.'Television is not or me .but for many others who lo like it, but who have no time or many things I like. "Television is a golden goose that lays scrambled eggs; and it s futile and probably fatal to ieat it for not laying caviar. Anyway, more people like crambled egs than caviar." mdiately met and formed the new group. Of the 20, seventeen are rejoining the Jaycees. ! 'The other three have been lost due to moving," Lipford said, "the rest are coming back strictly as members-" Negotiations to heal the split began last Wednesday, White said. "Three men from each group met and discussed the merger. Then last night the two clubs met and immediately after that Marvin was, invited to speak the Jaycees." White said. "It took some bending on both parts, but what's past is past and we're looking forward to the best year yet," Lipford said. With six months until the next election for officers, th'a Jaycees slate is as follows: Dink, White, president; Ted Johnson, first vice-president; Harland Icenogle, second vice - president; Claude Williams, secretary and Carl Ray, treasurer.... Tonight also marks the first joint effort of the newly-merged clubs. "Tonight at 7 we'll start our annual Halloween candy sale. We're shooting for $500 which will be used for the Christmas party we give for underprivileged children," White said. The candy sells for $1 per BREB Elects Terry President E. M. (Buddy) Terry was elected president of the Blyfte- ville Real Estate Board at a meeting at the Dixie Pig last night. He succeeds Cecil Earls. George M. Lee was elected vice-presidnt and Tom A. Litr 1 Jr. re - elected secretary- reasurer. Recently Little was elected resident of the Arkansas Real Estate Association. He reported on the state convention recently held by the Association, and on plans for the national convention of the National Association of Real Estate Boards to be held in Miami next month. Russ, U. S. Nag For New Embassy Sites MOSCOW (AP) -The Soviet government has offered the United States a site in downtown Moscow to build a new embassy but U.S. officials are not too keen on it. They hope they may have some choice of other sites in the same general area, close to the U.S. ambassador's residence and the Soviet Foreign Ministry. American diplomats here and Soviet diplomats In Washington Nave been seeking to build larger embassies with reciprocity demanded on both sides. Negotiations on sites have been tcct ous. Thi U.S. government on* ug more than two months ago with a possible site for a new Soviet embassy in Washington, the 13- acre site formerly occupied by the Mt. Alto Veterans Hospital, recently closed. After Soviet diplomats had looked at it, Moscow suggested a site to U.S. diplomats. It meets one important American specification by being reasonably close to Spaso House, where the U.' S. ambassador lives within four blocks of the. Foreign Ministry. The location apparently Is not so large or in such a good neighborhood as the Americans would lite. Auto Dealers To Meet Thirty-two automobile dealers are scheduled to register for an Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association meeting Thursday at the Drummer Boy Restaurant, according to Merle F. Peterson, president. Peterson, of Dumas and chairman of the governor's advisory committee on traffic safety, said support,to the National traffic and motor vehicle safety act of 1966 will be discussed. James Jackson, Monticello dealer, will speak on, "Dealership Management." The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. aiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiniiiiiiiiniiiiiittiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiv Weothef Forecast Sunny and warm this afternoon. Clear and not quite so cool tonight. Wednesday fS!r and a little warmer. High today 76 to 82. Lows tonight mostly in the low 50s. High Wednesday 78 to 84. Outlook Thursday partly cloudy and warm with a chance of showers.

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