The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 26, 1966 · Page 1
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 62—NO. 2U BLYTHEV1LLB, ARKANSAS (72815)! SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26,1966 TIN CINTS 10 PAGES Rain Fails To Lift N.Y. Smog By RAY KOHN NEW YORK (AP) overnight rain and an increase in wind movement failed today to break the smog cover that has gripped the city for four days. But for most of the smog- stricken Eastern seaboard the Dateline SAIGON (AP) - A U.S. Air Force transport crashed and burned tonight near Saigon's airport, killing all 27 persons aboard, U.S. military officials said. It was believed the plane, a twin-engine C47 Dakota, lost power in one of its engines shortly after taking off from the Tan Son Nhut airfield in the out-skirts of the capital and the pilot was trying to return to the airport when the plane plunged Into a swampy area. YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) A Japanese tanker, the 210,000- ton Idemitsu Maru, described as the world's largest, completed a successful trial run today. The Idemitsu Maru hit a to •peed of 16.68 knots, during VA • hour cruise, according ikipper Akiyoshi Tanaka. The giant tanker is 1,026 fee .long, and has a beam of 15 feet. She will make her maide voyage from Yokahama Dec 12, and will be due in Kuwait sto days later. BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — Four American congressmei today gave a collection of books to Lebanon's Parliament, Visil ed an Arab palace in the moun tains and prepared to dine i the biggest gambling casino in the Middle East. BONN, Germany (AP) — Christian Democrats and Social Ists could form a Cabinet nex week if they reach agreement in principle today on ways to enc West Germany's month-old gov ernmental crisis, Kurt Georgi Kiesinger predicts. Kiesinger, the Christian Dem ocrats' candidate for chancellor said in a television interview Friday he had the authority to negotiate with the Social Democrats socialists and needed no help from outgoing Chancellor Ludwig Erhard. WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Prime Minister Keith J Holyoake's National government party was returned to power today in parliamentary elections in which Viet Nam was an Issue. Preliminary returns gave the party 44 of 80 seats, a loss ol one. The Labor party stayed al 35 seats and the Social Credit party won a parliamentary seat for the first time. GREENVILLE, S. C. (AP) The 4th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz will not have to appear in federal court in Columbia for con tempt proceedings in a wage and hour case. HAVANA (AP) - Five men attempting to flee in a motorboat taken from a Cuban Naval Base were fired on and their craft stopped by a Cuban patrol boat, the Foreign Ministry an nounced Friday night. A communique said three of the men were taken prisoner by the patrol boat and the other two jumped overboard and were presumed drowned. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Thirty Korean Orphans received • Christmas gift this week from a Los Angeles, Calif., housewife, who is known here as the "Sweater Grandmother." Bundles of sweaters, mittens, caps and socks from Mrs. Leonard W. Eaton were distributed to the Chon-Ae Orphanage in Seoul through the U. S. 8th Army Civil Affairs Section- air pollution crisis was lifting with the entry of rain and wind. The New York City Department of Air Pollution continued its antipollution alert and the Weather Bureau said a minor improvement in the dirty air had occurred, but nothing like what was expected. The WeaSier Bureau said rain helps "clear the atmosphere of fine dust particles.", The wind shift from south to northwesterly was so light that it appeared to have little effect in improving air conditions. Sunshine and increasing winds were expected to clear the air further, but no one was breathing easy yet. Since Wednesday the inert air, getting dirtier all the while, clung over communities from Massachusetts to Maryland. Hardest hit were metropolitan areas with tiieir mass industry and transit. New York City, Connecticut and New Jersey were placed on antipollution alerts. A voluntary ban on use of cars was urged. New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller ordered a first alert against pollution for the New York City area, First alerts, also in effect in New Jersey and Connecticut, are voluntary as are second alerts. A third alert is mandatory and would shut down factories and bar autos and buses from the streets. Thursday the smog was the :hickest and the dangers me greatest. In all affected areas, victims of heart disease, emphysema and chronic bronchitis were advised to remain indoors, with windows closed,.and to use air conditioners if possible. In Philadelphia, the poiiution index hit the top scale reading of 10. City Health Commissioner Norman Ingraham said the top reading was not really serious temporarily, but it becomes dangerous "when such maximum conditions persist for several days." New York's air pollution : norm" on a different scale has been set at 12, and the danger level at 50. Thursday the index read 60.6. At midnight Friday night it was down to 1V.O. The smog was part of a massive Inversion blocking the escape of fumes from the lower atmosphere. A spokesman for the New York Air Pollution Control Commission said the index dropped to 15.0 at 6 a.m. The Weather Bureau said a wind shift was expected early :oday with northwesterly winds up to 10 m.p.h. Connecticut Health Commissioner Franklin M. Foote said .hat pollution in that state reached four times higher than average. Baltimore reported "mostly a smoke-type smog." ' IT'S A DRAG - Leon Needham, 19, has spent 18 months and ?600 in the construction of this home-made dragster, pictured here in his garage. Tomorrow, he'll put it through the quarter at a Paragould drag strip. He expects to turn more than 100 m.p.h through the quarter in his rail job. (Courier News Photo) Bootheel Cotton Crop Cut in Half By MAX STURM HAYTI — The best estimates of many people in the cotton industry in Pemiscot County are thai this year's crop will finally come out with a yield of no more than 50 percent of a normal crop. Paul Karban, chief of the USDA cotton classing office in Hayti, said 135,000 bales,of cotton had been classed from the 19G6 crop. He estimated that to be from 75 to 80 percent of the total production. Last year the office classed a total of 392,000 bales. Thus, it is obvious that if 1665 represents a normal cotton year, the region is going to be off 50 percent or more this year. In other years, a loss of 50 percent of its cotton production would have produced an economic disaster in the Bootheel, jut fortunately the situation now is quite different. The majority of the region's : armers are going to come out n fair financial shape for the ear. How will they do it? In the first place, while it has been a very poor cotton year, it has been good for wheat and soybeans. On top of that the federal payments to farmers for acres diverted from cotton production were based on projected yields. According to Terry Rollins, administrative assistant of the Caruthersville Production Credit Association. "The federal payments were a real lifesafer in the Bootheel this year." Anothr break was the ability to plow up cotton acreage where itappeared they were not going to be 'able to get a stand. Thy were able to plant soybeans on thse lost cotton acres, and the beans came on and produced well. "Farmers in the region who did this are really crowing today." Rollins said. Those who tried replanting with cotton too late in the season are now in trouble, in most cases, with low yields. Another break was the ability )lowed up cotton acres with soy- jeans and not run into conflict UN Scolds Israel On Border Clashes By TOM HOGE UNITE NATIONS, N.Y. AP) — The stinging rebuke nd threat of punishment tbat igainst srael refllects ctteuh nd threat of punishment that he Security Council has leveled gainst Israel reflects U.N. con- ern over the impact border clashes might have on the explosive situation in Jordan. Diplomats noted that the council reacted to Israel's reprisal raids against three Jordanian villages Nov. 13 with the toughest resolution it has passed against that state in 15 years. By a vote of 14-0 Friday the Leachville Soldier Killed; to Be Honored A Silver Star will be present-! continued the encounter, d posthumously to Sgt. Everett He ordered the wounded re. Langston, 26, Leachville, who as killed in combat April 11 n Viet Nam. Langston was shot while his ompany was engaged with a let Cong battalion trying to ncircle American forces. When his platoon was ordered o break through the enemy nes, Langston volunteered to ;ad the patrol. He was wound- d by gunfire from the flank, ut refused medical aid and moved to the perimeter and placed the-remainder for an attack. He led the attack and during the ensuing hand - to • hand combat was fatally wounded by machine - gun fire. He Is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Langston of Leachville; One brother, Jerry P. Langston of Heber Springs. Langston was buried In Heber Sprio|i April 23. council issued a threat of economic and military penalties against Israel for the first time since it began dealing with the Middle East border quarrels. Israel was plainly stung by the wording of the draft. Israeli Ambassador Michael Comay told the council that the basic cause of Arab-Israeli tension lies in' Arab belligerence and military threat against Israel." U.S. Ambassador Arthur J. Goldberg said he voted for Friday's condemnation of Israel because it reflected U.S. policy based on respect for the territorial integrity of all Middle East nations. Diplomats saw this as a thinly veiled U.S. warning to such Arab leaders as President Gamal Abdel Nasser of the United Arab Republic not to take advantage of unrest being foment- against the throne of Jordan's King Hussien. Palestine Arab forces have been demonstrating against with the federal cotton program required a piece of congressional legislation passed in very who think that colon's day os quick order. Rep. Paul C. Jones was the one who got it done What's ahead for cotton? In the Bootheel there seems to be a growing number of farmers who think that cotton's day i about over and the region is going to have to learn how to prosper without a heavy dependence upon it in the future. They don't think that American cotton can compete in the world market with cotton grown in other countries where the farm wages are still less than $1 per day. They think that cotton cannot compete on the domestic market with the synthetic fibers. On the other hand, there are still hundreds of Bootheel farmers who are not ready yet to throw up theirs hands in futility and give up raising cotton. » * * How many of the former and vdaei pa how many suR i tton. ggco of the latter wil iiiWfoWi;. -'"W*'.'''" UN *a Put I ^ probably be determined early in December when the farmers will mail in votes for or against a proposed $1 - per - bale contribution to finance a crash program of research and promotion aimed at drastically in creasing the consumption of cotton. Those in the Botheel interested in the area junior college proposal will be glad to know that the maximum district tax levy for the facility that could assessed will be 30 cents on the 100 of assessed valuation instead of 40 cent a has been thought given until now. The college steering committee has been using a figure which showed that the total assessed valuation of the proposed intire district was a little less nan 10 million dollars. According to the Missouri Junior College Act such districts in this aluation category could evy a maximum of 40 cents. total valuation figures just aces the figure slightly above he 100 million break, so the aw reads that districts in this bracket can levy no more than 30 cents. That puts a better financial face on the proposal. Currently the steering committee is working on its presentation to the state board whose approval must be obtained for the proposal before it can be presented to the electorate for » yes - or - no vote in next ffl KbooJ ajecUona. ^"^ -•'***»»••• LBJ GOAL IS BUDGET CUT By KARL R. BAUMAN AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) - Both Republican and Democratic congressional leaders have applauded President Johnson's declaration that he plans to trim federal programs by more than $3 billion next year. After confering with the leaders for several hours Friday at bis ranch, Johnson held a news conference. The Senate am House leaders took part in the meeting with newsmen. "Our goal is to have in excess of $3 billion in program reductions," Johnson said. He said the cutback will be accomplished by setting aside programs "if we think they can )e done better tomorrow than ;hey can today in the light of the war situation and in the light oi other demands being made on Hie government." Asked whether he and Repub- ican House Leader Gerald R. 'ord were "now generally happy with the effort the President s making to cut nonessential spending," Senate GOP Leader Everett M. Dirksen replied: "Any effort in that direction, and particularly when it is substantial, ought to make every- iody who embraces a reasonable or moderate or conserva- ,ive view quite happy. Moving n that direction certainly does make us happy. It will have definite impact on the inflationary picture that obtains to some extent in the country." Ford, one of Johnson's shar nest congressional critics, sak 'it seems to me we are moving exactly in the rigfat direction." Johnson, since assunming the residency, has met many imes with the bipartisan leadership. But Friday's conference was the first such meeting at the LBJ Ranch. The presidential news session was so hurriedly arranged that newsmen had to be taken to the ranch by helicopters from Ausin, 65 miles to the west. Johnson, who said he is feeling fine ollowing his Nov. 16 operations or a throat polyp and repair of an incisional hernia, wore a RM's Yule Plans Drain $2,000 Fund It costs the Retail Merchants 'ivision of the Chamber of Commerce about $2,000 to stage its nnual Christmas parade, deco- ate streets and provide Christmas music for downtown shop- )ers. And, according to Parade Chairman J.L. Westbrook Jr., Jie city's collective merchants ave not yet contributed enough foot the bill for this year's fuletide doings. Westbroofc said the figures came to light at the November meeting of tiie merchants at the Chamber office. Plans for this year's parade re being finalized, he said, with n anticipated 40 units slated to articipate. Spectators who have . been sed to craning their necks west n Main to see the parade van- uard will have to crane their ecks east on Main this year, 'he parade will form at Laclede ext Tuesday at 7 p.m. and dis- erse at First Methodist Church, ccording to Westbrook. Ten floats and the following igh school bands have been ooked for the parade. From Arkansas: BIyHieville ligh and Junior High, Harrion High, Gosnell High and Maila High Schools. From Missouri: South Pemi- cot from Steele, Cooler High, fomersville High, Senath High nd Portageville High Schools. Westbrook said buses bringing bands to the parade should park t First Methodist and First Japtist Church parking lots vhich will enable them to pick p band members following the light tan sports outfit with a big presidential seal on it. Johnson began by telling newsmen the discussions with the leaders included the military and diplomatic situations in Viet Nam, the economic situation and program cutbacks. Johnson said Budget Director Charles L. Schultze, with whom he also conferred Friday will meet with Cabinet members early next week to make further recommendations for cutting back government programs. He said he would take prompt action on them. Asked iiis appraisal of the military situation, Johnson said much of the latest report on that is classified. But he added: "The summary is that the military operations continue to be successful. Our forces maintain the initiative. Our losses are light." The President gave Mmsell considerable latitude when asked how much extra money will be requested to meet war costs between next January arid July 1. He said the sum would be between $5 billion and $15 billion. Johnson answered with one word, "Yes," when asked whether the possibility of an income tax increase was discussed. Questioned further, he said the tax discussion was purely incidental, and that he didnjt believe the leaders expressed their views. ;." "There will be a lot of discussion about it," Johnson commented. "But there won't be any decision until the facts are in and we have the figures upon which decisions can be based. They can't be made in November." SENATOR SAYS Viet $$$ Drain Should be Ended By FRED S. HOFFMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) — Sen. Milton R. Young R- N.D., said today tighter con trols are needed to prevent fur ther drainage of U.S. aid inti the black market and other im proper channels in Viet Nam. 'I do believe that closer checks are necessary," Young told a reporter after a lengthy briefing by AID officials headed by Donald McDonald, AID administrator for South Viet Nam. Young said, "it would appear there has been considerable improvement recently" in the diversion situation. Young remarked that this may have been due to a recent Associated Press series highlighting the diversion-corruption- black market problem in Viet Nam. "Exposure does help," Young said. Asked what recommendations IB will take back to Washington, Young said he will be talking with top members of the Senate investigations subcommittee and the Senate Appropriations Committee about his impres- ons. * * * Young did not indicate the nature of the recommendations le will make. He is a senior member of the Appropropia- ions group, which has a key say in providing money for military and economic support of the U.S. effort here. The senator said he expects he House Foreign Operations subcommittee to get deeper into he black market-diversion mat- T. His Saigon briefings ended, Young was due to fly to the Gulf Russia Back Dn Hanoi Wagon MOSCOW (AP) - The Soviet Jnion reiterated today its full upport for the Viet Cong and "forth Vietnamese peace terms on Viet Nam. The Soviets also said the U.S. aggression against the Vietnamese people" is "the only cause of the dangerous situation n Viet Nam." Tass news agency, which peaks with the authority of the Soviet government, said these lews were stressed to British 'oreign Secretary George irown here this week. The Tass account was the irst official Soviet commentary 3f the Brown visit, which ended Friday. British sources had said ear- ier that Brown's talks with Soviet leaders were largely a res- atement of the well-known positions of both sides. But Brown was described as returning to xmdon convinced that Soviet eaders mean to help end the IS* of Tonkin to spend the rest of today and tonight aboard a 7th Fleet carrier launching air strikes against North Viet Nam. North Korea Wants Peace TOKYO (AP) - Communist wnorth Korea's official newspa- jer Rodong Shinmoon declared in an editoral today that the nation does not want war, but will not retreat if attacked. The editorial also repeated yongyang's view that President Johnson visited South Korea last month to lay plans for an attack on North Korea. The statement was broadcast by the North Korean Central News agency and monitored in Tokyo. Improvements At C'ville CARUTHERSVILLE — Five contracts for street and sewer construction were awarded here Tuesday afternoon. Individual contracts were awarded for sewage collection ind interception lines, pump itatibns, force mains and an ixidation pond. construction of a paved street, widening 13th Street from Ward o Fair Ave. Cost of the projects will ba ihared equally between the city tf Caruthersville and the federal government through the Depart- nent of Commerce's Economic )evelopement Administration. The city's half will be financ- ;d through a bond issue and the ; general fund. In the- bond sale which took ilace at the bid openings Tues- ay, the securities were award- d to George F. Baum and Company of Kansas City, the low idder. Of the five contracts warded, wo went to Central Construction Company of Sikeston while the remainder went to Curtis F. Veach Construction of Tipton, Parthenon Construction of Sikeston, and West Contraction of Poplar Bluff. The contractors said they would begin work about the middle of January. They have one' calendar year from Tuesday to complete the projects. Weather Forecast . Widely scattered showers and thundershowers tonight and Suni' day. Mostly cloudy through Sunday. Cooler northwest portion tonight and turning cooler entir* area Sunday. Low tonight 45- northwest-52 south. High Sunday in the 50s.

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