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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS . 62--NO. 198 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS (72315): TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8,1966 TEN CENTS 12 PAGES Dateline UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — The Communists threatened today to disrupt the harmony of the U.N. disarmament debate with a resolution apparently aimed at the United States. It would condemn as an international crime the waging of chemical or bacteriological warfare. The surprise draft was circulated Monday night by Hungary for introduction in the General Assembly's main political comm'.Uee which is discussing the disarmament question. NEW YORK (AP) - The Most Rev. Fulton J. Sheen will recommend to the nation's Roman Catholic bishops at their annual conference in Washington next week that the Church in America spend "no less than 5 per cent" of its revenues on aid to the world's poor. Bishop Sheen, outgoing national director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, the Catholic Church missionary arm, told of his plans in an interview Monday. • NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) A downtown jewelry store was still adding up its losses today Orbiter Strays PASADENA, Calif. (AP) Lunar Orbiter 2's scheduled midcourse maneuver was delayed about 6V4 hours today when the moon-bound photographer lost contact with the guiding star Canopus, a spokesman at Jet Propulsion Laboratory said. The maneuver, originally scheduled for 7:56 a.m. EST, was postponed until 2:21 p.m., the spokesman said, when the 850-pound craft lost the reference star needed to alter its course. The spokesman said 'chances are good" that Lunar Orbiter will reacquire Canopus before the rescheduled maneuver. "Nobody's very worried around here," he said. If the windmill-shaped craft cannot alter its course at the time expected, the spokesman said, it still can maneuver anytime during its remaining 109,696 miles to the moon. ELECTION NEWS? PHONE PO 3-4461 The Courier News telephone election service will be operational again tonight. The number to call (after 7:30) for election results is PO 3-4461. Please have pencil and paper ready as the vote totals will be given to you in this order: Attorney General Governor Lieutenant Governor State Representative (L. H. Autry vs. Ed Allison) Mayor City Attorney Aldermen: (only top two candidates will be reported) Ward One, Position One Ward One, Position Two Ward Two, Position One Ward Two, Position Two Ward Three, Position One Ward Three, Position Two Ward Four, Position Two Ward Five, Position Two. Circuit Court Suits Filed A $59,000 law suit has been filed in Civil division of Circuit Court against Taylor and Superior trucking company. The suit was filed by Nola Howard of Howard Funeral Ser- after a crew of expert burglars j vice and their employe Jack made off with diamonds valued at more than $500,000. Police said the burglars gained access to Coleman E. Adler £ Sons,& Inc., by cutting a hole in the roof—then opened the big vault inside with acety- Jene torches. The slore burglary alarms were bypassed. • HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) Artificial heart pump patient Charles Victorian Maboge, 38, died early today at Methodist Hospital 11 days after undergoing surgery. A statement issued by the hospital said the warehouse worker from Rochefort, Belgium, died of liver and kidney failure. The statement said the malfunctioning of the kidneys and liver was the result of a prolonged serious heart condition he had suffered before undergoing the operation. ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A Guinean mission arrived today from Conakry to thank President Gamal Abdel Nasser of the United Arab Republic for his backing in Guinea's dispute with Ghana but it boycotted the African summit meeting. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Members of the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division presented $1,300 today to the family of a South Korean private slain in the North Korean attack Nov. 2 on a 2nd Division patrol just south of the demilitarized zone • WARSAW, Poland (AP) - A dense fog shrouded Eastern Europe today for the second consecutive day. Edwards. The suit claims that on Feb. 10, 1966, a collision on Interstate 55 was caused by negli- cost of damage to the ambulance. A municipal court conviction has been appealed in the criminal division of Circuit Court by Earl James Wells. Wells had bee fined and jailed on charges of improper license, no driver's license and driving while intoxicated. gence on the part of the truck- Paul L. Ward is appealing a ing companies driver. The $50,000 is asked for injuries to Jack Edwards who was driving a Howard Funeral Service ambulance. An additional $4,900 is asked to cover the GI'S CHOP DOWN 300 REDS IN BLOODY BATTLE By BOB GASSAWAY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) — American infantrymen battled an estimated 1,000 charging Viet Cong for four irs in Tay Ninh Province today and reported 302 enemy Bodies counted after the fighting ended. The battle resumed at 6 a.m. : or troops of the U.S. 1st Division who lost contact almost completely Monday with the :ough Viet Cong force that had jattled American troops for :6ur days. U.S. officers at operational leadquarters told Associated Press photographer John Nance tonight that 302 enemy bodies had been counted after the fighting ended, that large numbers of weapons, grenades and ammunition had been taken and I that an 80-bed Viet Cong hospital had been found. * * * Associated Press correspondent John Lengel reported from the battlefield that some American officers estimated 500 of the enemy were killed today. He reported one battalion of the 1st Division's 28th Regiment bore the brunt of the new fighting. American casualties were officially reported light. In other scattered actions: An American spokesman said a Viet Cong force of unknown size moved into a village 75 miles southwest of Saigon at 2:30 a.m. Monday and kidnaped the entire population of 90 to 110 persons. There was no immediate explanation for the raid. Units of the U.S. 101st Airborne and 4th Infantry divisions moved in on a major Communist stronghold in Phu Yen Province, about 230 miles northeast of Saigon. The American troops reported uncovering three enemy base camps, some of them equipped with fortified bunkers, and a first aid station with facilities for about 100 Troops of the U.S. 1st Cavalry, Airmobile, Division fought a five-hour battle with a force of North Vietnamese and Viet Cong 300 miles northeast of Saigon Monday and reported 46 of the enemy killed. This pushed the enemy toll in Operation Thayer to 236 killed since Oct. 25, a spokesman said. K W # U.S. pilots flew 140 missions over North Viet Nam Monday. The fliers said they destroyed 45 cargo barges, three antiaircraft sites, 48 buildings, trucks and rail lines. They also reported damaging a radar station and said other strikes set off 13 secondary explosions and 16 fires.. American pilots flew 507 sorties in South Viet Nam and the South Vietnamese reported 285. B52 bombers from Guam hit suspected enemy base camps in Byinh Dinh and Tay Ninh provinces today. The strike in Tay Ninh was in support of Operation Attleburo 2, the sweep near the Cambodian border by the U.S. 1st and 25th Infantry Divisions and the 196th Light Infantry Brigade. The Americans claini 46 Viet Cong confirmed dead since the operation began Oct. 15. municipal court conviction for driving while intoxicated. Ward had been fined and ordered jailed for 10 day sand his license ha dbeen orderel revoked. Freight Train Kills Negro Farm Worker A 41-year-old transient Negro laborer was killed here Sunday morning when he was dismembered by a freight train. The victim has been tenta- Manila Man Is Killed in Crash A 49-year-old Manila man was killed shortly after midnight when his car overturned about eight miles north of Manila. Dead is Roy Key who was traveling north on Highway 77 when he lost control of his 1960 model automobile at 12:45 a.m. Gilbert Mann of the Arkansas State Police was the investigating officer. The body was removed to the Leachville hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. tively identified by city police from papers found on the corpse as Rosoevelt Griffin, whose local residence was given as Cherokee Courts. Police report that the fatality occurred at 4:15 a.m. on the . Frisco tracks between Mathis and Ash Streets. The train involved was the early morning freight going north, composed of four engines and 133 cars. * * * Workmen on the train told police that Griffin was lying across the tracks with his legs hanging clear and his trunk between the rails. Railroad employees said it was impossible to stop in time, and all of the engines and seven of the cars crossed Griffin's body before the train could be!for governor in California, MCEOC Meet Tonight The Mississippi County Economic Opportunity Commission has scheduled a board of di- Tlie Weather Bureau said the j restors' meeting for Wednesday fog belt covered eastern Poland, |Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in the court- White Russia, the Ukraine, Slovakia, and parts of Hungary and Romania. Warsaw airport has been closed since Sunday. room of the County Court House in Blytheville. AH board members are urged to attend. McNamara Gets Jeers at Harvard HEAVY VOTING — For. the first two hours after the polls opened, voters were casting ballots at the Jaycee building at the rate of one a minute. A spirited political campaign and favorable weather were contributing factors to the good turn. Polls will close at 6:30 tonight. (Courier News Photo) Nixon Confident Of GOP Victories By IRWIN J. MILLER "bigest brown-out in history" , term in New York. ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) - <"ormer Vice President Richard . Nixon, winding up a 35-state campaign swing for Republican candidates in today's elections, said the "strongest tide in 20 years" will bring GOP victories lalted. The body was mutilated beyond recognition, according to police. Griffin is thought to have been in Blytheville about two weeks. He was employed as a laborer by local farmers. He is believed to have relative in Memphis and possibly in Osceola. Police are still investigating the fatality. No charge liave been filed. Georgia and Arkansas and for U. S. senator in Illinois and Tennessee. Nixon, ending a two-month campaign that reached into 65 congressional districts, told a rally of 2,500 persons Monday that Republican Charles H. Percy would win over Democratic Sen. Paul H. Douglas in the Illinois senatorial race by a margin of 750,000 votes. in California, a reference to the race for governor between Democratic incumbent Edmund G. Brown and Republican Ronald Reagan. In the Tennessee Senatorial race, Republican Howard H. Baker Jr., son-in-law of Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirkson, is up against Demo- CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara criticized the behavior of antiwar demonstrators Mond a y when they jeered him at Harvard University. McNamara, leaving a Harvard residence hall after speaking to 50 students of the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Institute of Politics, was greeted by a crowd of 400 assembled on the steps of the Quincy House. Most of them carried placards and shouted slogans in support of the Johnson administration's Republicans will elect gover-1 cratic Gov. Frank G. Clement, nors for the first time in 100 Nixon continued his sharp years in Georgia and Arkansas and the first GOP U. S. senator in history will be elected in Tennessee, Nixon predicted. The Georgia gubernatorial race pits Republican Howard H. (Bo) Callaway against segregationist Democrat Lester G. Maddox. In Arkansas, Republican Winthrop Rockefeller faces segregationist Democrat Jim Johnson. Rockefeller is the brother of Gov. Nelson A. Rock- He said there would be thelefeller, who is seeking a third I wrong. criticism of the Johnson administration, saying the President erred in referring to the 89th Congress as "my Congress," because "Congress does not belong to any president, Democrat or Republican — it belongs to the people." He said Americans should turn from Johnson to Congress for leadership, filling it with 'men who will stand up for the people when the President is Six-Vehicle Crash Puts Man in Jail A 56-year-old Reiser man was arrested by police Saturday night after reportedly being involved in a six-vehicle collision on Main Street. Arrested was Ted Carl Bixler, who was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless ' driving and leaving the scene o: an accident. At 8 p.m. officers recieved a call that a pick-up truck going west on Main had gotten off file main lane of traffic and collided with a car belonging to Owen Methany, 402 South First, which was parked at Broadway and Main in front of Kirby's Drug Store. Witnesses told police that the impact pushed the Methany vehicle into one owned by Mrs. Gene Ellis, 524 East Cherry, and that the. driver of the truck had failed to stop. At Main and Seventh, according to police, the truck knocked down a street barricade, jump- See WRECK on Page 12 policies in Viet Nam. Others in the crowd were from a local student organization opposed to the war. They booed and jeered. McNamara told the crowd he had spent some of the "happiest years" of his life at Harvard when he attended the Harvard Business School during World War II as an Army officer. He was drowned out by screams and boos. Visibly angry, he said, "I might add that I was a lot tougher and a lot more courteous than you." Attorneys' Offices Open WASHINGTON (AP) - Act Jig Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark las announced that all U.S. attorneys' offices will stay open until after polls close tonight to 'insure rapid action" on any reports of federal election law violations. FARM BUREAU ELECTS - Officers of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau for 1967 elected at the annual meeting in Burdette Monday night are: (seated) Bryan Bonds, Bondsville, president; (standing, from left) Chris Tompkins Jr., Burdetta, second vice- president; Dr. Jim Puliiam, Leachville, first vice-president; Nick Rose, Roscland, secretary-treasurer; Glen Cook, Deil, past president; and W. H. Wyatt, Blytheville, state board member. (Courier News Photo) Gemini 12 to End Series By HOWARD BENEDICT AP Aerospace Writer CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) — America's Gemini series reaches the end of the road Wednesday when the Gemini 12 astronauts blast off on a four- day mission which may determine man's physical limitations in space. Navy Capt. James A. Lovell Jr. and Air Force Maj. Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. spent today reviewing their flight plan and talking with Gemini oficials as launch crews prepared for the double lift off. An Atlas is to thunder skyward at 2:16 p.m. (EST) to boost an Agena satellite into orbit as a rendezvous target. A Titan 2 is to hurl the astronauts into space at 3:55 p.m. The afternoon launchings were determined by three factors: lighting conditions required (or (he rendezvous; to avoid high radiation when Aldrin pokes his head outside the spacecraft at an altitude of 460 miles, and to place the astronauts in position Saturday to photograph a total eclipse of the sun over South America. "Men and macninery are ready," A spokesman fo rthe National Aeronautics and Space Administration reported. The flight will close out the highly successful program which has tested all the techniques that American astronauts will use on Apollo man- the-moon flights. The first eart orbital flight of a three-man Apollo ship is scheduled early next year. * * » Highlights of the Gemini 12 mission wil be a third-orbit rendezvous and linkup with the Agena, practicing many maneuvers that Apollo astronauts must make during their return trip from the moon, three work sessions outside the spacecraft by Aldrin, and photography of the eclipse and of a sodium cloud to be released high above the earth by a French rocket launched from Algeria. * * * The extravehicular activity by Aldrin will be the most important goal of the flight. The 36- Two year-old former Korean combat pilot is to spend nearly five hours performing tasks outside during a space walk and two stand-up exercises in which he'll extend the upper half of his body into space. While performing simple tasks and pacing himself with frequent rests, Aldrin will at- Westside NSC Meets Tomorrow night at 7:30 there will be a counsel meeting of the Weslside Neighborhood Service Center, according to Rev. P. J. Yancy, co-chairman. tempt to determine what problems face a man trying to work in a vacum in a pressurized space suit. America's last three space walkers all had trouble during their excursions, primarily because of difficulty maintaining position in the weightless world, of the walks were cut short when the astronauts became fatigued doing simple tasks. The third was halted early because of a shortage of spacecraft fuel. To held Aldrln move about outside, handrails, waist tethers and foot restraints have ben placed along the Gemini craft and on the Agena. Two "work benches" have been built on the Agena and at the rear of the spacecraft where Aldrin is to make electrical connections, mate rings and hooks, and loosen and tighten bolts. The flight is to end Sunday afternoon with a splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean. Head Start Meeting Set for Tonight A meeting to discuss the 1967 Head Start Program will be sponsored by the Office of Eco- nomci Opportunity tonight at 7 p.m. at Lang School. Parents with children who will begin school during the 196768 school year at Lange and Robinson are especially invited to attend. More information may be obtained by calling PO 3-0581. ELECTED - Bill Livingston, principal of Lange and Central Elementary Schools, recently was elected president of the Arkansas Association of Elementary School Principals. His two-year term begins July 1, 1967. Weather Forecast Mostly cloudy and warm through Wednesday. Scattered showers and thundershowers Wednesday most numerous late in the day. Highs this afternoon and Wednesday in the 70's. Lows tonight 60 to 66. Probability of rain 20 percent Wednesday afternoon, increasing Wednesday night. Outiook for Thursday cloudy with rain and cooler.' 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