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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62—NO. 208 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS (72315): FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1966 TEN CENTS 14 PAGES Dateline Nov. 18 PHILADELPHIA (AP)-Some 65 persons were expected to leave today for a trip to the New York Worlds Fair-if the weather is nice and everyone feels like going. If they don't go, nobody in the group will take it too seriously because they're members of the Procrastinatbr's Club, said Les Waas of suburban Huntingdon Valley, Pa., president of the group. BONN, West Germany (AP) —Mayor Willy Brandt and Kurt Georg Kiesinger, rivals to b°. West Germany's next chancellor, met privately today for more discussion of the possibilities of a Christian Democrat- Social Democrat coalition government. Political circles said, however, no definite moves by either man could be expected until after the Bavarian state election Sunday. Kiesinger, the Christian Democrat choice to succeed Chancellor Ludwig Erhard, acknowledged before meeting Brandt, the Social Democrat leader, that the Bavarian election "had put a damper" on interparty talks. " NEW DELHI, India (AP) Student plans for a mass march in New Delhi were nipped today by police, who cordoned off the university campus and would not even let two students walk together. By midafternoon, the only Incident reported was a scuffle outside Parliament, the object of the planned march. This led to the arrest of 11 members of an opposition Socialist party. They were shouting antigovernment slogans. NEW YORK (AP) - A Salt Lake City lawyer, whose son is being held in a Soviet jail, said he failed in an effort Thursday to see Nikolai T. Fedorenko, the chief Russian delegate at the United Nations, to request his son's release. The lawyer, Craddock Matthew Gilmour, said the Soviet delegation told him by telephone that Fedorenko had "no status" to discuss a matter involving U. S. citizens in a question between the American and Soviet governments. AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP)-Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower tees off today in the first round of a two-week golfing vacation. Eisenhower arrived at the Augusta National Country Club Thursday after stopping in Washington for a talk with President Johnson. It is the 44th visit here for the five-star general, his first since suffering a heart attack last November in his cottage on the country club grounds. CLOQUET, Minn. (AP -Residents of this northern Minnesota town pledged today more than $9,000 to a Chamber of Commerce reward fund for information leading to the killer of a pretty, talented ninth-grade girl. Police were awaiting a pathologist's report on whether the girl, Kathleen Bodie, 14, had been raped. They also were seeking a youth who reportedly dodged across Highway 33 in front of a school bus shortly after the slaying. NEWARK, N.J. (AP)-Forty- nine pickets from the International Ladies Garment Workers Union were arrested in a Sears-Roebuck store Thursday on charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing exits. Police said the 11 men and 38 women were all released under bail pending a hearing Dec. 15. Bail was set at $25 for Newark residents and $50 for out-of-town pickets, who comprised about half the group. NEW YORK (AP) - A Roman Catholic folk Mass in Medford, Mass., and the passing out of roses to motorists in Maryland are among the programs planned in memory of President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated three years ago next Tuesday. Reds Rush Repairs In Bomb Lull By FRED S. HOFFMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) — The North Vietnamese are taking advantage of the foul flying weather to rush repairs on roads, bridges and rail lines, U.S. military sources said today. Rain and heavy clouds over the Communist North have kept U.S. air strikes to a minimum for a week. Bombing missions against the North averaged around 150 a day before .the rains closed in. The number has dwindled to as low as 25 a day. The sources said aerial reconnaissance, although spoty because of the weather, has detected definite signs that the North Vietnamese are making a major repair effort a key points along their supply lines. * * + Big gangs of coolies were reported at work positioning temporary bridge spans, replacing bombed-out sections of track and filling in cratered roads. Air Force and Navy officers running the air war against North Viet Nam are opposed to the idea of another bombing pause at Christmas, in part because the North Vietnamese used last year's 37-day break to recover from the months-long pounding that preceded it. These officers do not set the over-all policy. That is done at the highest U.S. government levels. So far, the prevailing opinion in Washington also appears inclined against another pause. U.S. officers voice grudging admiration for the ingenuity of the North Vietnamese in finding way to fool U. S. bombers, at least temporarily. * * * One of the newest dodges discovered by U.S. reconnaissance involves use of mobile bridge spans. In a number of places, the North Vietnamese did not appear to make any effort to replace permanent spans dropped into streams by American bombing. But U.S. photo analysis experts noticed fresh truck tracks leading to the blast bridges and away from them on the other side of the rivers. Closer study of the pictures disclosed wooden spans hidden in the water close to river banks but a distance away from the bridge locations. After dark, U.S. sources said, the Communists apparently floated the wooden spans into place and ran trucks across them. Before daylight, the spans were hidden again. When this ploy was discovered, the floating spans were attacked. Thanksgiving Services Set For Nov. 23 The 1966 Annual Union Thanksgiving services sponsored by the Blytheville Ministerial Alliance will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23. Services will be held in the sanctuary of the First Methodist Church and will be directed by Rev. E. H. Hall, Alliance president. The sermon, "Beauty of Thanksgiving," will be delivered by Rev. John B. White, pastor of the First Christian Church. Other features of the services will be directed by ministers of other faiths. Drainage Hearing Is Set for Dec. 16 A public hearing sponsored by lie Corps of Engineers will be leld at the Mississippi County Electric Co-Operative building on North 6th, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. Purpose of the hearing will >e to discuss flood cor.trol and drainage problems in Drainage District 17 and the Belle Fountain Ditch and its tributaries in Pemiseot County, Missouri. GINKO — The oldest living tree known to man, the Ginkgo sheds its leaves at one time—after the season's first hard freeze. County Agent Keith Bilbrey illustrates how a Ginkgo shed its leaves after the Nov. 2 hard freeze. The Water Oak on the right is still holding most of its leaves. Better Buy a Boy Ginkgo, Not a Girl It's the oldest tree known to man. It is impervious to insects and disease. It will shed its leaves at one time and has been described as a "beautiful shade tree." What is it? The Ginkgo tree. "It is one of the few trees recommended by the University of Arkansas for this area," ac- cording to County Agent Keith Bilbrey. After cautioning to buy only male Ginkgo trees — "Hie female trees have fruit producing a most offensive odor" — Agent Bilbrey said suggested planting trees during November and December. He said more information about the trees — and other Flooding Adriatic Hammers Italy ROVIGO, Italy (AP) - A dozen villages in the southernmost Po delta were evacuated hurriedly during the night as the waters of the stormy Adriatic sea backed up over thousands of acres of farmland. Dikes guarding dozens of other villages were threatened. A total of 10,000 delta residents now have been taken to ligher ground, but hundreds of stubborn villagers and truck armers clung to their homes and lands despite impassioned official warnings. Most of the 5,000 inhabitants if the towns of Scardovari and Sonelli were evacuated hurricd- y Thursday, having returned to heir homes following the Nov. 4 loods that wrecked wide areas of north and central Italy. Despite evacuation orders rom the prefect of Rovigo 'rovince, 300 Bonelli residents refused to budge. Many farmers n outlying areas said they would stay on the flooded land hey had made fertile through lard work and sacrifice. Although clear skies returned o the low-lying coastal lands south of Venice after 30 hours of continuous rain, offiicals said the danger to weakened earth and stone levees holding back the Adriatic was not over. They said all tiie delta's defenses — 55 miles of levees — were in danger of collapse. The Po, Italy's largest river, rose several inches. "It's the wind we're afraid of now," said an official In this provincial capital about 45. miles southwest of Venice. "If it starts up again and the sea •ises, I don't think those embankments will hold up." Winds up to 55 miles an hour and nine-foot waves from the Adriatic gobbled away a leva* and flooded Scardovari with six feet of water Thursday. Almost 19,000 acres of land were inundated and several tiny villages isolated. At Porto Tolle, flooded since Nov. 5, houses crumbled. Soldiers and local volunteers evacuated hundreds by boat and by truck along a single road that remained open. The stormy weather over most of northeast Italy Thursday came as a bitter blow to thousands of the country's flood victims. Rain softened mudslides farther to the north In Dolomite Valleys, and as much as 15 inches of snow fell on high mountain slopes, cutting off some villages near Austria. landscaping problems — may be obtained by attending a "Landscaping Short Course to be held in Blytheville at the Mississippi County Electric Coop building, Nov. 2-Dec. 2." One, 2-hour class will be held each day by local extension agents assisted by extension specialists. 'About 40 persons are expected to enroll and enrollment is limited, Bilbrey said. Persons desiring to enroll should phone PO 2-2075. Times and subjects to be discussed are: Monday, Nov. 1, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., J. K. Ball, Extension horticulturist from Little Rock, on "Plant Materials, Names and Growth Characteristics." Tuesday, Nov. 29, 9-11 a.m., Ball will discuss "Proper Location for Each Type Shrub." Wednesday, Nov. 30, 9-11 a.m. "Shade Tree Choices," transplanting ideas and pruning suggestions will be topics covered by the Extension staff. Thursday, Dec. 1, 9-11 a.m., "Establishing and Care of Lawns, Soil Testing, and Fertilization Tips" will be discussed by the local County Extension staff. Friday, Dec. 2, 9-11 a.m., M. C. McDaniel and George Morris, Extension specialists from Little Rock will discuss disease and insect problem. Nike X Still May Get A Yes Vote By SEMOUR M. HERSH WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have stressed that depl oyment of a Soviet antimissile system has not changed this basic fact in the balance of pow er: The United States still can destroy any enemy — even one that strikes first. Emphasizing the offensive, the officials reported Thursday that the United States still is maintaining a better than 3 to 1 edge in stockpiles of Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. Production of such missiles, they said, has been programmed to assure that American rockets could effectively penetrate any antimissile system the Soviets are capable of building. The officials acknowledged, however, that Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara will decide within 60 days whether to recommend a deployment of America's version of an antim issile system — the Nike X. They said the question is receiv ing very serious consideration. President Johnson would make the final decision. peculate on future Soviet production and also said that their estimates of Soviet missile capabilities did not take into account the Soviet rockets now trained on European targets. McNamara's delay in deploying the Nike X system — estimated to cost between $8 billion and $30 billion — has been sharply criticized by some members of Congress in the past and is expected to be a prime point of contention next year. Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C.. warned Wednesday that any future delay in deploying the Nike X system could be fatal to American securit. Officials answered that charge indirectly by pointing out that the United States has spent more than $2 billion thus far in research and development on the Nike X — dollars that have improved America's ability to get the system into action once a go-ahead is given. They refused to estimate, however, how long this might take". McNamara is known to have serious reservations about th effectiveness of any antimissile system and has told Congre in the pat that millions of lives could be lost no matter how much money was spent on development of the Nike X. Offbeat Stock Exchange Starts iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!' KOUFAX QUITS? LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly will call a news conference today and announce the retirement of pitching star Sandy Koufax. Baseball writer Phil Collier of the San Diego Union, writing under a Los Angeles dateline, said that while the club has not publicly announced the news conference, the newspaper had learned exclusively that it will be called and the 30-year-old southpaw pitcher will call it quits. ••iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinniiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiniiinii By JOHN VTNOCUR NEW YORK (AP) - From among &e scraggle-haired set of Greenwich Village's dark McNamara announced last. eas t ern precincts, five subway week that there is considerable I stops f rom wall Street, seeps evidence that the Soviet Union i wor d O j new competition for the has begun deploying its antimis'i-:- i j . *i__i u _i—i. sile system around major cities. "I think it is important that we assume it is effective and. of course, that will be the assump tion on which we base the devel opment and deployment of our own Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles," he told newsmen at the Texas White House. In line with that, officials re vealed Thursday that the United States now has 950 Minutemen I and advanced Minutemen II missiles in its stockpile, along with 54 Titan n missiles and more than 600 Polaris missile. There have been published reports that the Soviets have sharply boosted their production of ICBMs, but officials — with out acknowledging this — emphasized that the U.S.-Soviet soviet relationship still is better than 3 to 1. They refused to _ a fl es h a poid exchange. Nothing to do with unhip outfits like IBM and AT&T, man. It's just us humans. You can buy a little stock in Jon Brock. "Invest in a company with a heart," Brock's prospectus says. "Me." The bearded 24-year-old student and east villager by way of Negro's Death Remains A Mystery The death of a Negro farm laborer whose body was mangled by a freight train Nov. 6 is still under investigation. Chief of Police George Ford Jr. said it is not yet possible to be certain whether or not foul play was involved in the death of Roosevelt Griffin, 41. Griffin has been in Blytheville about two weeks at the time Ford said Roosevelt's whereabouts earlier that night up to the time he arrived in the city had been traced. Still to be conclusively determined as his actions from the time he entered the city until 4:15 a.m. when his death occurred. No autopsy was performed, Fairfield, Ala., is selling shares in the next year of his life at $5 a piece. Each certificate brings .001 o! his income over the next 12 months. An investment in the next three or four years presumably would give a shareholder a better chance at a profit. Brock says Ms offering is class B, non-redeemable, nonvoting stock. Buyers can get a quarterly report. He says they're not held responsible for his debts, actions or thoughts. "Everybody else who isn't selling stock in themselves is a monopoly and liable to proecu- tion under Sie Sherman Antitrust Act, the way I see it," Brock says. "I'm cautious, I don't care to mess with the feds." Brock says he decided on a stock sale when he found himself not eating occasionally and The sale offer followed in an ad in the East Village Other, a biweekly newspaper that calls itself the journal of the American underground. "The fleshapoid exchange lists only me so far," Brock says, "but there are plenty of people who want to invest in something corporal and plenty of people who are good investment risks." Somebody buying shares in a medical student on a long-term dividend basis is a guaranteed money-maker, Brock figures. Police Checking Dog Poisonings Laboratory analyses of food samples taken from the carcasses of dogs killed by poison said Ford, because mutilation in northeast Blytheville are ex- of the body made it impossible. Roosevelt was identified by papers found on the corpse. LBJ Fine, But 'Still Sore WASHINTON (AGP) - President Johnson, "sore as if I was beat with a baseball bat," is neyertheless working, talking — even celebrating — after his double operation. His recovery so far has been routine — so routine that the White House medical bulletins have little to say The latest, fcssued last night :"He is still progressing." Johnson did a bit of his progressing at a party in his Bethesda Naval Hospital suite, marking the 32iid anniversary of his marriage to Lady Bird. It got undei way late because the President napped until early evening. When he awoke, Johnson donned street clothes for the first time since his surgery Wednesday morning. The double operation removed a growth from his right vocal cord and repaired a rupture in the year-old scar left by his gall bladder operation. "It hurts all the time," Johnson remarked at the anniversary party. The President said he has pains in his side, his throat, his right arm and his legs. And Johnson said he is trying to kee busy because it keeps his mind off the aches and pains. Johnson talked in a low husky voice. When he saw reporters jotting down his remarks, he cautioned them, "I don't want anyone to report I made a major seech. I am prohibited from making major speeches." Johnson's doctors want him to spare his voice as much as possible, and to make no speeches for four to five weeks. The President said the polyp removed from his throat had been bothering him for years — as long ago as 1960, when he was campaigning for the vice presidency. But he said it had come and gone during those years. It was spotted by his doctors in August. Johnson said the doctors told him there may be a differnet tonal quality to his voice when his throat heals. The President has not said when he will leave his $45-a-day hosital suite. When he does, he plans to head for his LBJ Ranch in Texas. Johnson saw a stream of visitors and White House aides during his work-and-nap second day of recuperation- For the first time since the operation he saw Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey. He heard a report on the economic situation and possible spending cuts from Secretary of the Treasury Henry H. Fowler and other top advisers. The White House said the advisers, not the President ,did most of the talking. Among the other hospital visitors: Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and House Democratic Leader Carl B. Albert — who said it was the first time he had ever done most of the talking in a conversation with Johnson. At day's end. the President talked a bit about his job: "I have the best job in the world. I must have — so many of them want it." Then he smiled. "What other guy would have a Job where he could sleep for 3H hours in the afternoon?" he asked. lected within several days, according to Chief of Police George Ford Jr. Police are still working on he case, and Ford said that he matter will be submitted to the prosecuting attorney upon completion of the investigation. Veterinarians have determined that the animals were poisoned, added Ford. They were not, however, able to say what type of poison was used. This is the reason for the laboratory report, he said. Weather Forecast Considerable cloudiness with a chance of a few showers arid thundershowers this afternoon and turning colder In extreme north portion this afternoon and colder entire area tonight. Partly cloudy and colder on Saturday. High this afternoon 66 to 74. Lows tonight 32 to 44. High Saturday in the 50's. Probability of showers this afternoon and tonight 20 per cent. Outlook for Sunday partly cloudy and cool.

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