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BLYTHEVULE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62—NO. 231 BLYTHEVILLB, ARKANSAS (72315) SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1966 TIN CINTS 10 PAGES UN BOYCOTTS RHODESIA No Enforcement Makes It Shaky By WILLIAM N. OATIS UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) — The Security Council has adopted mandatory economic sanctions for the first time in U.N. history in a move to bring down Rhodesia's white minority government. But failure to provide for enforcement machinery immediately raised doubts that the boycott would work. The 15-nation council Friday night ordered all 12 U.N. members to boycot 12 specific exports from Rhodesia and embargo shipments of oil, arms, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts to Rhodesia. It decided that they "shall prevent" the .forbidden transactions "by their nationals or in their territories," notwithstanding prior business contracts to the contrary. The action was embodied in a British resolution modified by African amendments and adopted by a vote of 1-0 with 4 abstentions. Mali, France, the Soviet Union and Bulgaria abstained. The purpose of the resolution was to end the rebellion against Britain that began when Prime Minister Ian Smith declared Rhodesia independent Nov. 11 1965, in the face of British pressure for equal votes for Africans. It put mandatory sanctions in place of the voluntary sanctions the council adopted shortly after that event. Rejecting five of 13 African amendments, the council re- fused to deplore Portuguese and South African "support to the rebel regime," to deplore Britain's refusal to use force against that regime and to invite Britain to use "all means" in preventing oil from reaching Rhodesia. It also refused to add coal and manufactured goods to Britain's list of exports for boycott — asbestos, iron ore, chrome, pig- iron, sugar, tobacco, copper, meat, meat products hides skins and leather. But through the amendments the council adopted it bound all members to prevent their nationals, land or air transport facilities or flag vessels from [helping supply oil to Rhodesia and it called on all countries to deny Rhodesia economic or fi. nancial aid. Finally, it asked U.N. Secretary-General U Thant to report back by next March 1 in "the progress of the implementation of this resolution." Chief S. 0. Adebo of Nigeria said force was essential and expressed fear that the resolution would prove futile. Britain's stated goal is major- ^ty rule in that central African hand, where Negroes outnumber 'whites about four million to a quarter million. The British brought the Rhodesian case back to the council Dec. 5 after Smith turned down last-ditch compromise proposals. Britain is admittedly fearful t ol losing its large trade with •South Africa, to the disadvan- | tage of the pound sterling. Dateline Dec. 17 BERLIN (AP) - President Johnson will get the same rousing welcome President John F. Kennedy did in 1963 if he visits West Berlin, Heinrich Albertz, the city's new mayor, says. Asked about reports of a possible Johnson tour of Europe next spring, Albertz told a newsman Friday night: "IF Johnson comes to Germany, I personally would be very glad. I do not believe it would be a real Germany visit if he did not come to Berlin. • SEOUL South Korea (AP) President Chung Hee Park declared today South Korea will never accept reunification based on a two-Korea concept or Communist domination "under any circumstance." He said in the late 1970s South Korea will take up the reunification issue more vigorously. But until then, Park said, South Korea must build up its national strength to be superior to that of Communist North Korea. • BONN, Germany (AP)-Foreign Minister Willy Brandt says the West German government will prepare a formal peace treaty to end World War II- more than 21 years after the Nazis surrendered. Quick approval of the treaty draft by the Soviet Union and other countries Is unlikely, but Brandt told Parliament Friday the draft will be discussed with West Germany's allies. • MACAO (AP) - Macao's colonial government today fired two top Portuguese officials who tried to suppress the pro- Chinese Communist rioting two weeks ago. The government also ordered Portuguese flags flown at half staff today during funeral services for the eight Chinese killed in the rioting and later proclaimed martyred heroes by Red China. • MONTREAL (AP) - Divers recovered a second body early today from the coastal freighter Cabot, which capsized Friday while taking on cargo in Montreal harbor. The body was found in the cabin of the vessel's second officer Gerhard Lebtod of Cap- hat, Que., who liad been re- 3 Wrecks Claim 5 Lives By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three separate accidents took five lives in Arkansas Friday. Mrs. Veona Finley, 45, and Earl Kirk, 52, both of Sidney, were killed in a head-on crash about nine miles north of Balesville on U.S. 69. A passenger in the car driven by Mrs. Finley, Mrs. Verna Lawrence, received a broken arm and leg. Kirk was driving a pickup truck. Two teen-agers, Eddie Lee Stovall and Leon Blackburn, both about 18, and both of near Mount Ida, were killed late Friday night in a collision near Nor man, in Montgomery County. Gerald Ray Bailey, 28, of Wooster (Faulkner County) was killed Friday when the pickup truck in which he was riding apparently went out of control and struck a bridge about eight miles north of Morrilton on Arkansas 9. Slate Police said the vehicle is owned by Harry Dreher of Cqnway. Police said they were unable to ascertain who was driving the vehicle but that other passengers were in a Little Rock hospital. • To Meeting W. J. Wunderlich will attend a meeting of the Arkansas Council on Elementary and Secondary Education in Little Rock Tuesday. The Council will draft recommendations which will be submitted to the 1967 Legislature. Staff members of the Arkansas Education Department will assist with the drafting of the program, Wunderlich stated. Heater Was LP A heater, presumed to have jeen the cause of death of a Dogwood Community woman, ias been defined as a liquified petroleum heater, authorities Mrs. Estelle Stewart, 85, was found dead in her home Wednesday. Gas fumes were evident n the home, Coroner Jim Stovall stated. He attributed the death of carbon monoxide poisoning. The heater was Identified is a 'butane" heater in an tarly TROUBLED WATERS — Landowners in posals for drainage work in Mississippi and the Elk Chute area, which lies mainly in Pemiscot Counties. They claim that the Dunklin County at the state line, took issue plans, if followed, would increase their flood- with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pro- ing problems. (Courier News Photo) Flood Control Plan Is Facing Opposition Dissident voices were raised at yesterday's public hearing into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposal for drainage improvements in District 17, Missisippi County, and Belle Fountain ditch and tributaries Pemiscot County. The contention had nothing to do with the Corps' plans for District 17. That proposal calls for expanding the present sy- tem of ditches and installing a second pump station adjacent to.the one now operating at the Big Lake levee. The plan, if adopted, would involve the enlargeing of 33 miles of ditches at a cost of $1,283,000. The pumping station would cost another $1,137,000 and would have a capacity of 700 cubic feet per second. The objections brought out concerned the proposal for the Missouri phase of the project. Land owners in the lower Elk Chute area of Dunklin County immediately north of the state line are concerned that the project would aggravate the flooding of their property. The corps suggestion for Belle Fountain and tributaries would involve expanding the present 64 miles of channels at an estimated cost 2,212,000. The Elk Chute interests maintain that the existing system is already inadeuate, and that expanding the present channels without providing an improved outlet at the State Line Ditch will worsen flood conditions. The ditches now in existence extend as far north as Hayti. Col. James A. Vivian, district engineer, U.S. Army Corps ef Engineers told those assembled that studies had diclosed that installation of a pumping station on the state line ditch was not economically feasible. He said the Corps is not attempting to create a flood-free area, but that the proposal would eliminate 92 percent of the flood problem. E.B. Gee Jr., an Elk Chute landowner, showed slides of floods which he said occurred in the area last January. He told Vivian that by contrast, the vicinity in which the Corps planned to expand drainage facilities suffered little, if any, flooding during the same time. A member of the colonel's staff told the Elk Chute spokesmen that much of their problem was caused by backwater from Little River. However, the opponents countered that the river had little effect on the flood situation, and that they were faced with the problem every year, regardless of the condition of the river. George Closure of Drainage District «, Pemiscot County, read a prepared statement from the County Court, Pemisct County, in which that body gave its approval to the Corps' plan. The hearing, held In the Mississippi County Electric Co - op Building, was well attended, it- tartl mm tt \ayiMt ml* H* »«,". Fcmr •'&..•• .!''... '..^.liafiv/.HiWiaKliifilK :.C sons including Blytheville Mayor-elect Tom A. Little Jr., who urged that the Corps start work on the project as soon as possible. Also present was Representative Paul Jones of Missouri, as well as official from Pemiscot County and Drainage District 17 Only one person, a local farmer, questioned the Mississippi County phase of the proposal but was subdued when told that it would not increase his taxes. Colonel Vivian explained that the Corps' plan is merely a suggestion, and that definite action is still some time in the future. He added that the comment brought out in the hearing would- be included in his report, which he will submit to higher authority. All interested agencies must review the proposal before it can be submitted to Congress, said Vivian. Asked whether or not the Arkansas and Missouri phases of the project could be separated and treated a distinct entities, Vivian replied that the Corp is relucant to take such action and that the resolution authorizing the study had combined both counties into a single program. Regarding financing of the projects, John W. Meyer of District 17, said that the cost will probably be largely borne by the federal government, with the local agencies contributing rights - of - way and land where possible. Meyer added that the funds would probably come through acts of Congress which allow for aid for flood control and associated projects where the local governments are unable to raise sufficient revenues. Soviet Lawyers Are Praised LENINGRAD (AP) — An statue of a bear from a Lenin- American lawyer whose son faces trial here Monday said today he was impressed with the two Soviet lawyers retained in the case. Craddock M. Gilmour Sr., of Salt Lake City, Utah, and his son, Sandy, met for four hours Friday with the two Soviet lawyers. Gilmour told telephone today: impressed with newsman by "I am very then 1 careful and thorough preparation for the trial. Both are very able and conscientious lawyers. I'm very happy they were retained in the case." The young lawyers will Gilmour and represent Buel Ray Wortham of North Little Rock, Ark. Both are charged with illegally changing about $70, an offense that carries a jail sentence of three to eight years. In addition, Wortham faces a charge of stealing an antique Goodfellows To Mobilize D-Day approaches for American Legion Goodfellows. They will be giving out between 350 and 400 baskets to the needy next week and mobilization time is near. "We are going to need help to get the job done," Goodfellow Elton Foster pointed out. All Legionnaires are being urged to attend a supper meeting Monday night at the Legion Hut (at 7:30). Funds for the baskeU are itill a bit short, Foster reported. "We want everyone to turn out Monday night for the supper. This ig one of our big projects grad hotel. The theft charge carries a sentence of up to three years. The trial will be in Leingrad City Court. Gilmour said the two lawyers —Fyodr S. Rozhdestvensky and Semyon A. Khayfits—confirmed an earlier ruling by the trial judge, who refused to let Gilmour see Wortham before the trial. Peking Claims Embassy Bombed US To Get Punished' By JOHN RODERICK TOKYO (AP) — Communist China claimed today four U.S. planes dive-bombed its embassy in Hanoi last Wednesday, seriously damaging that building and partly damaging a nearby office of Peking's New China News Agency. It denounced the lleged attack as "a grave provocation "and said the United States will get 'redoubled punishment for your crime." Other Communist centers, ignoring repeated U.S. denials that the raids had been against anything except non - military targets, joined the controversy. North Vietnam's official news agency said American pilots fired rockets at the Red Chinese and Romanian embassies and that U.S. bombers attacked residential areas inside Hanoi nd on its outskirts Tuesday and Wednesday. It charged more than 100 persons were killed or wounded in the two raids. * * * The U.S. Defense and State Departments have denied the charges. The U.S. military command in Saigon said: 'A complete review of pilot reports and photographs showed that all ordnance expended by U.S. strike aircraft was in the military target areas (five mile south and six miles northeast of the city's center). None fell in the city o£ Hanoi." The .targets those days were a truck park and railroad yard flanking the city. It is not uncommon for both bombs and antiaircraft fire to spill over into nontarget areas, and U.S. spokesmen have implied stray shells and miile from Hanoi' antiaircraft crews may have been responsible for damage within the city. A French account had said that the Chinese Embassy was "touched by a project prasing which did not explain either the origin of such a projectile or the result. • * * * the official Chinese protest, issued by a Foreign Ministry spokesman in Peking, termed the alleged attack on its embassy "clearly a grave provocation which U.S. imperialism has carried out deliberately against the Chinese people." It warned the U.S. government that "your bombing of the Chinese embassy is a mere death-bed struggle and can only further arouse the unbounded indignation of the Chinese people against U.S. imperialism; you will certainly receive redoubled punishment for your crime." The statement said the United States and the Soviet Union "have racked their brains for a series of shameful maneuvers to bring about peace talks by pressure, inducement and cajolery." but declared that neither the North Vietnamese nor the Chinese can be cowed. The Vietnam war, the Chinese statement said, has "entered a crucial period and final victory will come after this stretch of arduous road is travesed." In its accusations, North Vietnam's news agency quoted Gen. Vo Nguyen Gia, commander- in-chief of the army, as saying the nation is resolved to "fight till complete victory." He reportedly made the statement Wednesday — the day o!. one of the U.S. raids at a rally in Hanoi. The rally was to celebrate the claimed downing of 12 American planes in the raids, the news agency said. Giap said "it is clear that the U.S. aggressors have come to a blind alley. In attacking Hanoi, they hoped to shake the iron-like determination of our people in the north as well as in the south But they have miscalculated. We are resolved to fight and fight till complete victory." Atom Smasher To Alter Town WESTON, HI. (AP) - This hamlet of some 500 population has national recognition today because of $371 million. The Atomic Energy Commission Friday picked this corn-belt area, 31 miles west of downtown Chicago, for its 200 billion electron volt proton accelerator, which will take two years to plan, 8 years to construct, cost $375 million and have an annual opeating budget of 60 million when completed. The ABC's announcement caught this community — without a store, fire department, doctor, dentist, school or post office — worrying about $2'500 in delinquent real estate taxes. A 5,000-acre tract, part of Weston's abandoned building development project, has .been consigned for a doughnut- shaped track a mile across. This prairie twon—where residents must tavel mile to find a barbershop—is 20 miles from five miles from the east-west section of the Illinois Toll Road and 15 miles fom the Argonne National Laboratory, an AEC facility. Gene .Graves, director of the Illinois Department of Business and Economic Development, says the atom masher will mean for Weston an influx of 3'009 new workers and $21 million" more in personal income a year, $17 million more in yearly bank deposits, $9 million more in retail sales, 90 more people, 1,8 ments, 9,000 more people, 1,9 more employe In nonmanufac- ture jobs and 2,700 more school children. 5 Die in Blaze PITTSBURGH (P) - Four children and an adult were killed early today in a two-alarm blaze in Pittsburg's Carrick section, police said. Officials said the dead children's mother, Ethel Schiller 25, was hospitalized in satisfactory condition. The names of the victims were not learned immediately. The blaze destroyed the fam ily's 1% story frame home. Atom Smasher May Identify Quarks By FRANK CAREY AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's proposed atom smasher may hold the key to whether science can ultimately hope to tap a hypothetical source of energy vastly more powerful than that loosed by hydrogen bombs. Such a titanic force could come from still-undiscovered— but theorized—subnuclear particles called quarks. Some physicists believe such particles exist within the nuclei, or hearts, of atoms and that they constitute the long-sought basic building stones of all matter in the universe. Indeed, these physicists say, the hypothetical quarks even by the keystones may the basic forces of nature, such as gravity. They long have said that the possible existence of this particle is a prime reason why the proposed $375 - million atom smasher. Weston, 111., was selected Friday as site of the device. The Atomic Energy Commis sion has neither confirmed nor denied that its huge machine might settle once and for all whether quarks exist. But its scientists have indicated repeat edly that a machine of such energy, 200 billion electron volts- scientists have indicated repeatedly that a machine of such energy, 200 billion electron volts- BEV, would for an indefinite time offer science its most powerful tool for tapping the secrets of matter. The atom smasher is designed to explore the fundamental subnuclear "bullets".— such as protons and electrons - to speeds aproaching the velocity of light —186,000 miles a second -and imparting tremendous energies to them. The projectiles then crash UaiUd fiiatM aboutd buJU Ml through *• ouotei, or (wife of atoms, of vraious target chemicals. The Weston machine would be a system of four different accelerators, one feeding another in In each of the first three units of the system, the subnuclear projectiles — protons — would be successively sped to higher and higher energies by magnetic and other forces. Then, the "bullets" would be injected into the main ring measuring a mile in diameter. The main ring — called a synchrotron — would consist of a ring of 500 magnets surrounding a slender vacuum tube about the size of a man's arm. The :ube would comprise the race- irack for the projectiles. Then entire device would be covered by at least 20 feet of earth as a shield against radia- :lon leakage. The general public would not be allowed within SOD feet of the machine. Heavy shielding also would be provided for scientists working in the ar«a. Big Lake Charge Made Allegations • ' in the handling of parts of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission land in the Big Lake area have been made by J. T. Harris, a former game warden. Harris, who said he went to Little Rock recently to discuss the matter with Game and Fish officials, charges that the land in question has been planted for profit rather than for duck feed. He also charges that the area is set up for flooding by authorities annually but that the land has not been flooded in the last three years. Harris adds that for the past three years ducks have been dying in the area because of lack of feed and water. He stated he is heading an investigation into the matter. Game and Fish Commission Director Hugh Hackler of Little Rock said that he knew nothing of any irregularities, but added :hat "Harris had better be able :o substantiate any charges he makes." If charges are made, added iackler, his office will investigate the matter. Guns Patrol Decorations NEVADA, Iowa (AP) A group of citizens say they've had enough of vandals stealing or running their Christmas decorations. So they formed a committee of armed vigilantes to patrol after dark with shotguns loaded with mustard seed or salt. Weather Forecast Gearing and cooler tonight. Fair with little temperature change Sunday. High Sunday $2-58. Low tonight 26-32. ^

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