The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 12, 1966 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 12, 1966
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62-NO. 20S BLYTHEVILLB, ARKANSAS (72815)! SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12,1966 TEN CENTS 10 PAGES Dateline Nov. 12 GREENSBORO, N. C. (AP) A woman defendant in municipal-county traffic court Friday told the judge the arresting officer was "rude" to her. "How?" asked the judge. "He told me to keep my mouth shut," she asserted. "Your honor," explained the officer, " I just told the lady that she could remain silent and she didn't have to say anything without talking to her lawyer first." LITTLE ROCK (AP)-It was hinted in political circles Friday that a special session of the legislature might be called to change a 1948 law that would give the Republican Party status as the state's majority party- The party whose governor receives the most votes becomes the majority party under the law. The Republicans attained that position in Tuesday's primary when Republican Winthrop Rockefeller won his bid for the governor's chair. SAIGON South Viet Nam (AP) — South Vietnamese rangers today assaulted a U.S. Special Forces building at Hon Quan, 70 miles north of Saigon, and two Americans were wounded, reliable sources said. Tempers flared, informants laid, after trouble had been building up between allied military men in the area over several days. SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) — Premier Nguyer Cao Ky was reported ready today to remove a flamboyant Vietnamese general from a vital command in the Mekong Delta. Lt. Gen. Dang Van Quang controls the last large area in South Viet Nam where there are no major American military operations. He has been quoted as opposing putting U.S. troops in the delta. HOMER, Mich. (AP) - The residents of this little community were back in their homes today, assured by experts that the threat of deadly phosgene gas had ended. A train wreck Friday morn- Ing, which caused a spectacular explosion and fire and threatened to convert two carloads of vinyl chloride Into nauseating and potentially fatal phogene gas, brought evacuation of most of Homer's 1,600 residents. WASHINGTON (AP) - Negotiators have reached a tentative agreement on national issues affecting a Westinghouse Electric Corp. labor dispute that threatens to extend a 30-plant strike to a third major defense facility. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service announced the tentative pact Friday night, but said the firm and the AFL- CIO International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers still have to come to terms on local is- MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) Her first husband was killed in Viet Nam. She remarried, and her second husband was killed In Viet Nam. She gave birth to two sons- one fathered by the first husband, the other by the second. Neither father lived to see his child. Mrs. Bernard Kistler, 26, was Informed of the death of her second husband only an hour after she gave birth to his son. Today, Mrs. Kistler was coming out of the shock of the double tragedy in Meadville City Hospital. MASS. (AP) - A crack team of Air Force investigators began a probe today of the second crash in 16 months of a radar picket plane in the Atlantic. Delivery Delayed A not-serious auto accident caused the Courier Nev.'s to be dehyed In delivery to I.v::oi'a and Osceola yesterday. The motor route carrier's car, which contained the pp-srs, w"s disiWsd'in the mL::ap and delivery of papers was not made until Utt in tht evening. Red Guns Nail 8 U.S. Aircraft By JOHN LENGEL SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) — Comunist antiaircraft fire shot down five U, S. planes during raids over North Viet Nam Friday in one of the heaviest days of American losses of the war. U. S. headquarters, reporting this today, said the pilot of one ilane was rescued, but the six fliers aboard the other Jour aircraft are missing. A Tass dispatch from Hanoi quoted the North Vietnamese >Iews Agency as saying four planes were shot down and 'several U.S. Air Force pilots were imprisoned.' Headquarters also announced that three American hilcopters were shot down Friday while supporting ground operations near the Plei Djereng Special Forces camp in the highlands close to the Cambodian border. In ground action, the Viet Cong unleashed heavy mortar attacks Friday night and today posts in the Tay Ninh sector, where fighting has flared for the last nine days. In two attacks, the Communists sent 75 to 80 rounds of mortar fire into the adjoining camps of he U. S. 25th Infantry Division and the 196th Light Infantry Brigade, located four miles west of Tay Ninh City. In another attack early today, the Viet Cong unloaded another mortar bombardment on the 1st infantry Division comand post .7 miles east of Tay Ninh near 3au Tieng. Saigon headquarters said 70 rounds were fired, but repeats from the 1st Division scene said about 200 hit the area. Mrs. Fritzius Dies at 69 Mrs. Belle Fritzius, widow of Harry Fritzius, died yesterday in Hattiesburg, Miss. Born in Kentucky, she was a former Blytheville resident. She was 69. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She leaves a son, Harry J. Fritzius of Hattiesburg. Services will be Monday at 3:30 p.m. in Cobb Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Alvis Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be O.J. Rod gers, Alvin Huffman Jr., Allen Rushing, Fred Boyett, Max Logan and Maurice Sanders. Walter Day To Capital State Legislator Walter Day will join about 20 members of the Arkansas Legislature next week for a meeting of the National Conference of State Legislative Leaders in Washington, D. C. The three - day conference will hear a variety of speakers discuss problems state legislatures face, with special emphasis on federal - state relations. Vice President Hubert Humphery will make the concluding address to delegates. U.S. headquarters said American casualties were light in all the attacks, revising an earlier announcement which said U.S. forces sufered moderate casu- altis in one of the shellings. Damage to equipment, mostly helicopters, was described as iiiiiniiiHiiiiiiiiDiiniiniiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiin Gemini Crew Shoot Eclipse By HOWARD BENEDICT . CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) — Shielding their eyes against the sun's glare, the Gemini 12 astronauts chased the moon across South America today and snapped photographs of one of nature's most spectacular sights: a solar eclipe. For 10 minutes as their space ship raced across the skies, Jame A. Lovell Jr. and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. were busy cameramen, recording the steady movement of the new moon as it slipped across the face of the sun. For seven or eight seconds the sun was in rare total eclipse and the Gemini 12 pictures may give man his most revealing look at this phenomenon and perhaps answer some scientific riddles. Before speeding out over the Atlantic, Lovell and Aldrin pitched the spacecraft nose down in an apparently unsuccessful effort to photograph the giant 52-mile-wide shadow af the moon as it slid across Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina. "We hit the eclipse right on the money," Lovell reported. "But we were unsuccessful in picking up the shadow." "Roger," answered mission control, "we figured it would be a long way off." The eclipse over, Gemini 12 sped on toward another impor- See SPACE on Page 3 IIIIBIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIUINIIIIIIIIIIIIUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIUINIIffi^ Red China Power Fight Watched By SPENCER DAVIS WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials are watching closely for the outcome of what now appears to be a bitter struggle within Communist China's hierarchy. State Department authorities say it is evident that strong opposition has developed to the policies of Chairman Mao Tse- tung. For months there has been an internal questioning of Mao's foreign policy, a debate on military policy and disagreements on basic economic policy. Debate within the Chinese Communist party is not new, experts here say. The leadership, drawn from persons who have been comrades in arms for 30 years, has permitted this relationship. But these experts add that party leaders always had been able to reach a consensus — until last spring. At that time the issues became so varied and extensive, and there was BO much disagreement, that the | party Central Committee was ' unable to reach a consensus. According to this view, Mao then created the Red Guard to stir up the so-called great cul tural revolution and at the same time provide a shakedown in the leadership. Oficial sources here take the view that opposition elements within the Chinese Communist party have been strong enough to resist Mao, even with the added impact of the Red Guard. What now has developed, it appears here, is an impasse in which the party has been able to counter every blow dealt by Mao and the more extremist segment of the leadership. Mao has been telling visitors for some years that he was worried that the next generation was drifting away from Maoism. He said he felt revolutionary zeal could come only from revolutionary warfare, and when the situation did not See CHINESE on Page 3 ight also. Also in the Tay Ninh fighting, ranging 60 to 65 miles northeast of Saigon in War Zone C, U. S. ground forces reported killing 14 Viet Cong Friday and finding 14 more bodies. This brought to 928 the number of Viet Cong officially re- jorted killed during Operation Attleborb, into which the largest U. S. force of the war has been thrown. Massed against the Viet Cong 9th Division are the equivalent of two U. S. divisions or about 30,000 men. As the enemy launched its mortar barrage against the 196th Brigade, the Americans called in planes to drop flares and C46s equiped with rapid- iire weapons to suppress the attack. Also in the Tay Ninh action, a unit of the 1st Infantry Division today uncovered a steel underground bunker 17 miles northeast of Tay Ninh City. A spokesman said the bunker contained 3,000 fragmentation grenades and 1,000 rifla grenades. The atest haul raised to more than 23,300 the number of enemy grenades seized in the operation. U.S. fores also have captured 490 claymore antipersonnel mines, destroyed 206 bunkers, tunnels and caves and seized 674 tons of rice. * « * In support of the ground troops, U.S. B52 bombers raided Viet Cong positions in Tay Ninh Province twice in less than 24 hours. The first raid struck Friday night 25 miles northeast of Tay Ninh. The five planes shot down over North Viet Nam represented an unusually high percentage inasmuch as American pilots flew only 78 bombing missions Friday, about half the number flown with better weather. The losses raised to 426 the number of planes reported downed over the north. The worst single day's losses was last Aug. 7 when seven U.S. planes went down over North See VIET NAM on Page 3 MCEOC to Meet Wednesday Night The board of directors of the Opportunity Commission will meet Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in the courtroom of the Blytheville Court House. Purpose of the meeting is to insure proper representation on the board of persons who earn less than $60 per week. The main objective of the commission is to encourage individuals to become more valuable as employees, improve their education, health and housing according to an OEO representative. All meetings are open to the public except those concerned with personnel or personnel policies, he said. FUTURE HOMEMAKERS MEET - The Blytheville High School band, in background, entertains at a gathering of several hundred girls, members of the Future Homemakers of America from throughout Mississippi County. Approximately 1,000 girU rvratntJog omfc tf It* lugb MhooU fc the county were expected to be on hand for the meeting, held this morning in Blytheville High School auditorium. The meeting concluded with installation of officers for tha coming year. (Courier New* Photo) SONS OF WAR —. Col. B. F. DeHann, commander Blytheville Air Force Base, unveils the memorial commemorating the war dead of the Viet Nam conflict. Moments before the colonel had unveiled a similar monument to the dead of the Korean war. The unveillngs took place at Veteran's Day ceremonies held Friday morning on the Courthouse lawn. (Courier News Photo) City Attempting To Stall Coronary ' By Herb Wight "staff Writer Blytheville is a city caught in a trap set by itself. Iron walls of poor planning threaten to confine the city's growing heart and smother it— or at least to produce a lethargic municipal creature. Such are the predictions of planning 'consultants hired by the city to predict tJie future of Blytheville's heart, its central business district. "This is the heart of the community, with a high concentration of goods and services and private investment in real property. This is tiie area which produces a significant share of the community's tax revenue which pays for municipal services throughout the entire community. "Many communities have come to the realization that the heart of the community must be strong and vigorous if the community itself is to be sound, stable and capable of taking on the additional growth i'i. . lems from rural migration to urban areas," according to Donald S. Manes & Associates, planning consultants. This mating of community need with community awareness has spawned the Downtown Urban Renewal Project. By the time the infant Chief to Attend Charter Meeting Police Chief George Ford will attend the organizational meeting of the Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police in Hot Springs tomorrow. The Arkansas Municipal League is sponsoring the formation of the Association. Yule Parade Plans Drawn Nearly 20 floats and more than 10 out - of - town bands have been scheduled to make the 1966 Christmas parade what city merchants hope will be one of the most successful, according to J.L. Westbrook Jr., parade chairman. This year's event will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, he said. City churches will enter 12 to 14 floats depicting a Christmas theme — which has not yet been announced — women from Blytheville Air Force Base, the YMCA and other organizations plan floats for the event, Westbrook said. He said 10 bands from Arkansas and Missouri are scheduled and, "we expect several more to confirm they are coming." Westbrook said the crowd attending the parade is expected to top 10.000 persons, kicking off the Christmas shopping Mason, '-?*' .-h '/•'^-y.. , reaches puberty — about 1974 — some $2,567,910 federal money and $935,150 city funds will have been spent to insure city health. An application for a $182,000 survey and planning grant already has hurdled UR's regional office in Fort Worth and, "it's just a matter of mechanics until it clears the Washington office," according to W. J. Cup- pies, Blytheville Housing Authority director. Washington approval is expected sometime t'his month. The planning and survey funds will be used to draft an See CITY on Page 3 IN MISSISSIPPI CASE City Police Play Role in Arrest A man who has been charged | Thursday. He finally talked with robbery of a Jackson, Miss. Willard into giving himself up. Dank and who is accused of Ford said it is practically holding a police officer captive certain that Willard purchased during a ride over Mississippi j a pistol in Blytheville prior to highways was in Blytheville just i the Tuesday bank robbery, one day prior to Tuesday's rob-' "" =-.—j ••-->-- bery, Police Chief George Ford said today. In fact, information which was supplied from Blytheville helped Mississippi police find the suspect. Ford said complete details of the Blytheville connection with the case can't be reveald for a number of reasons. However, he said that Blytheville police were able to supply Missisippi police with a description of the suspect's car and a Greenville, Miss., address which may have played a key role in the case. Yesterday, Milton Jerome Willard was chargd with robbing the First National Bank of Jackson of some $33,500. These charges were filed in federal court. He also faces state kidnaping charges in conjunction with the abduction of Capt. Roy Long of the Greenville police department. Long was held at gunpoint in i car for four Lours "He was registered under an alias at a local motel. He had been in town several times . off and on." His girl friend was identified as Jerry Strong, 37, of Jackson. She has been placed under arrest. "We are pretty sure that this woman worked here for several months as a waitress," Ford comented. Asked how and why Blytheville police were alerted, Ford said, "Word sort of leaked out ...and then when we hoard of the robbery .we wcnl lo work to see what we could dig up." Weather Forecast Generally fair tonight with increasing cloudiness Sunday. Chance of showers Sunday. Little change in temperature* through Sunday but cooler tonight. Low tonight in the mid 30s. High Sunday 58-64.

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