The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 5, 1966 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 5, 1966
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Btythevffi* (Art,) Courier News — Monday, December 8, 1968- Page Seven BAIiET DANCING may not tarn these St. Lonis housewives Into prtma donnas, but they're convinced it will help them reduce. They claim their weekly workout, done In place of the usual exercises; improves circulation and muscle tone and increases stamina for doing housework. Fulbright Enmeshed In Controversy By JAMES MARLOW AP News Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) - Controversy hovers over Sen. J.W. Fulbright like an umbrella. Some he creates himself. Some of it lies in wait for him. He went to Stockholm Sunday to deliver a lecture and was met at the airport by a bunch of hard-nosed Swedish newsmen who quizzed him on foreign affairs and civil rights. It was hardly an illuminating session. had no riots, in 1957 it provided the first great civil rights crisis. This was a test between the federal government and South- fore is "justified in humoring them, even though he may disapprove." He said he didn't consider the ern states in carrying out the [endless battle in Congress over Supreme Court's 1954 decision lion. In 1957 Gov. Orval Faubus abolishing the poll tax — the big banning public school segrega- civil rights issue of the 1940s — as of fundamental importance used National Guardsmen to i and so would "follow the views of the people of my state." But, tie said, on an issue as keep Negro children from entering Central High School. Then President Dwigjit D. I important as supporting the Eisenhower had to use federal I United Nations, he would sup- troops to back up a court order to integrate the school. Ful- The Arkansas Democrat was j bright was criticized by liberals widely known before he arrived, | a ( the time for not speaking out against Faubus. Yet, Fulbright was one of tile very few senators who had the not only as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, but as one of President Johnson's most persistent critics on American involvment in courage lo denounce seph R. McCarthy in Sen the Joo- Viet Nam and in the Dominican \ consin Republican's early days. Republic's crisis of 1965. The Swedes even knew But Fulbright himself in 1955 his was one of the 19 senators and record on civil rights. The 77 House members 'who signed Swedish press had described' him as a "liberal on foreign policy wild is strongly conservative the Southern manifesto denouncing the Supreme Court's 1954 school decision and pledg- ffiis very matter, which is an internal matter of the United States." on the civil rights issue." |j n g by "all lawful means" to Fulbright refused to answer ! have it reversed, most questions on Viet Nam but I And Fulbrifflit has voted con- on civil rights said "there has jsistently against all the Civil been great misunderstanding | Rights Acts passed in this cen- abroad. here and elsewhere on jiury: in 1957, 1960, 1964 and '1965. Long ago — in 1946 — in an address on the role of tJie legis- * * » ! lator in American life, Fulbright He suggested a solution i gave some insights into his should begin with efforts to im-, thinking about the problems of a prove educational, health and | member of Congress like him- social conditions for the Negro 'self. and pointed out that "my state j He said a legislator learns has never had any riots like I early there are "certain inter- those in Watts (Los Angeles) or | ests, or prejudices, of his consti- Chicago." jtuents which are dangerous to But, if one of the Swedish newsmen had been up on recent American history, he could iiave pointed out that, while Arkansas Longest Tunnels Longest tunnels in the world for any purpose form the Catskill water-supply system which extends from the Catskill mountains in New York to New York City, a distance of about 160 miles, according to the Ency- clopaedia Britannica. 1967 1968 1969 Federal funds available for construction at tht nation'* 800 junior colleges, American education's major "growth industry," will rist sharply in the next few yean under school-aid legislation passed just before the 89th Congress adjourned.The junior college share of federally financed higher education construction expenditures, 22 per cent of the total in 1967, will rise to 23 er cent in fiscal 1968 and trifle with Some of these prejudices, he said, are not of fundamental importance to the welfare of the nation and the legislator there- port it no matter how his constituents felt. Fulbright has needled presidents other than Johnson. In 1958 he called Eisenhower's foreign policy a "drift to disaster.' And when the Republicans gained control of Congress in 194G. Fulbright suggested President Harry S. Truman resign after appointing a Republican secretary of state to succeed him. There was no vice president then. LBJ Outruns Newsmen AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) - President Johnson's Texas driving habits are back in the news again. The White House, using figures from an official log, said Johnson "drove at a moderate speed' on his way to church along a fog-bound highway Sunday. But a newsman and two photographers driving separate car said they couldn't keep up with the President despite traveling 80 to 85 miles an hour, and faster in some spurts. Johnson's accelerator foot stirred stories of high-speed driving in March 1964 but Secret Service cars screened newsmen enought to keep them from clocking the President. Johnson drove his white Continental from the LBJ Ranch to church at Fredericksburg Sunday, accompanied by Mrs. Johnson and Bess Abell White House social secretary. Within hours of reports from the three men who couldn't keep up with Johnson, the White House issued its speeding denial. Harold C. Pachios, aide to Bill D. Moyers, press secretary, said the Secret Service log showed an elapsed time of 52 minutes for the 17.4-mile trip. "This indicates the President drove at a moderate speed," said Pachios. His figures showed an average speed of 42 miles an hour, including driving time on the ranch road leading to U.S. Highway 290 and several blocks of driving within Fredericksburg. The fog limited visibility to about 100 yards and was heavy enough to necessitate some use. of lights and windshield wipers, the newsmen said. The front car hit 100 miles an hour several times but could get in sight only of the Secret Service car trailing Johnson and did not see the President's car. The second car. moving at speeds up to 90 never caught the first. The third car's driver said he never could catch up with the second car. and finally slowed down. The speed limit on open Texas highways is 70. U.S. 290 in the area is a two-lane, gravel-shouldered road through ranch and farm country. What a Revolting Development ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) City firemen made a 28-story climb Sunday to find they had responded to a false alarm. Firemen sped to the 30-«tory Xerox Corp. building, now under construction in downtown Rochester, after receiving a call that flames had been spotted on the 28th floor. The building's electricity was turned off and the elevators were inoperative, so they began hauling hoss and other firefighting equipment up the staircase in four-degree-above-zero weather. They eventually found the source of the flames — a controlled kerosene fire being used !o dry concrete. OTASCO TOYLAND IS NOW OPEN! Shop Now tor Toys & Gifts Check Our Lower Prices OKLAHOMA TIRE SUPPLY & W. MAIN kts Your DX Dealer has the GETAWAY CHASE GAME! only 4 M 98 TH I-UUM Each Getaway Chase Game set Includes two authentic scale model cars, remote switches, almost 24 feet of roads, five getaway routes on a plastic came board. 3-D buildings add fun to the chase, create a colorful setting. Each battery-operated car (batteries not Included) races at scale speeds up to 60 MPH. Getaway Chase Game is great family fun and can be played by as many as four players. See your DX dealer for Getaway Chase Game —the Mason's most wanted toy. Pick one up now from: Lloyd's Gro.&DX Rounsavall's DX Air-Base Hi-Way eth & Chickasawba Sit. Ph. LB 2-8613 Ph. PO 3-9525 Severe Weather Hits NW By TH6 ASSOCIATED PRESS Gale-driven rain lashed most of the Pacific Northwest today and freezing drizzle gave an icy coat to many Midwest highways. Hazardous-driving warnings were issued in both regions. Heavy snow in the Cascade Mountains closed a secondary highway linking west and east Oregon and forced cancellation of a ski race on Mount Hood. Also in Oregon the U.S. Coast Guard reported winds of more than 320 miles per hour early Sunday. Rains brought the Coquille River in southern Oregon to flood stage. No danger to cities was expected. Interstate 5, me mam north- south Oregon highway was blocked in its southbound lanes Sunday when trucks jackknited in heavy snow. The Weather Bureau reported a foot of new snow in the area. High winds lashed at the north coast of California and picked up even more velocity in the mountain passes. Traffic moved slowly through rain, sleet and drizzle In much of the upper Midwest. Hazardous-driving warnings were posted in eastern Wisconsin, much of Michigan and northeast Indiana. A band of fog added to the 1 traffic woes from Oklahoma and northwest Texas to Iowa and Illinois. An electric power failure in Upstate New York cut off lights and heating units in 260 homes in Salamanca, south of Buffalo. The eight-hour blackout that took place in one of the coldest periods in years. World's niKiiesi waterfall is Angel Falls, Venezuela. Lion Mauled Boy Gets Meningitis THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Zoltan Hargitay, 6, the lion-mauled son of actress Jayne Mansfield, has developed case of spinal meningitis, doctors reported early today. Zoltan, under treatment at Conejo Valley Community Hospital for serious wounds inflicted! by an attacking lion a week ago, nad been reported recovering after two operations. He was reported in satisfactory condition early today after doctors diagnosed the attack of meningitis. The new illness was noticed Sunday night. Zoltan was attacked by thej lion on Nov. 26 at an animal compound where his mother was posing for publicity pic- Jrivute Our M of K Lest anyone, then or now, misunderstand, confuse or distort the real meaning of Americanism, our forefathers wisely drew up that historic document, the Bill of Eights. And today, a century and a half after its writing, it stands as impregnable and inviolate as the memorable day on which it was created. The Bill of Rights is your full-coverage insurance protection to be an individual: to think as you please, to worship as you please, to work where you please, to lead your own life. Never has there been a more protective legal instrument. It makes you glad you're am American 1 We Salute Our Town! BLYTHEVULE FEDERAL SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION 200 N. Second St. Phone PO 3-4568 Bulk SLICED BACON U.S. Choice CHUCK STEAKS Home Made PORK SAUSAGE U.S. Choice STEAKS Ib. Ib. Kroger has the Lower Prices Everyday Day of The Week... Every Week of The Year. 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