The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 12, 1967 · Page 1
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Thursday, January 12, 1967
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62—NO. 261 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS (72815) THURSDAY, JANUARY, 12, 1967 TEN CENTS 12 PAGES Dateline Jan. 12 NEW YORK (AP) - Attorney William Vanden Heuvel plans to fly to Germany today to represent Mrs. John F. Kennedy in talks with the magazine Der Stern over its serialization of "The Death of a President." Vanden Heuvel said Wednesday night he had undertaken the task as a family friend "in an effort to get Der Stern to conform to their contract with Look magazine." • WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson's proposal to combine the Labor and Commerce departments into a single Cabinet agency appears headed for a stormp ride on Capitol Hill. Key members of the House subcommittee that will consider the proposal indicated in interviews today the outlook is dirr for the proposed department o: business and labor unveiled by the President Tuesday night in his State of the Union Message • MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Federal agents held three lob ster fishermen for questioning today after a gun battle on the high seas over rich lobster ter ritory off Cuba. A crewman was killed and a captain was injured in the battle in the Atlantic Wednesday. WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republican leaders carry 'to their Democratic counterparts today a demand for more seats on House committees to reflect GOP gains in the 1966 elections. They-probably will get what they ask for, or close to it. Speaker John W. McCormack said he expects no serious difficulty in reaching an agreement with the Republicans, although it means giving up some Democratic committee posts. • CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - A French scientist contends the Tower of Babel was not "an act of arrogance on man's part to defy God, but rather a means to get close to him." Senators Level Accusations WR Adds Fuel To Senate Feud PASTOR'S PARLEY - Rev. E. H. Hall (left), president of the Blytheville Ministerial Alliance, 'welcomes Rev. William A. Powell, "The Flying Parson" of Atlanta, Ga. Rev. Powell will head the city's February religious survey, Feb. 16-24. He is associate secretary of the Department of Survey and Special Studies, Home Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention. The survey steering committee met this morning. Opponents Stand Firm Despite Mao's Threats By JOHN RODERICK TOKYO (AP) — Mao Tse-tung las delivered an ultimatum to his enemies, called on the army to help crush them and obtained pledges of loyalty from military units throughout China, organs under his control reported today. There was no indication Mao's opponents were bucking under the pressure. Peking Radio said that Mao has ordered complete reorganization of the "cultural revolutionary committee" of the armed forces, a possible indication of military opposition to Mao despite the claimed pledges of support. The new turn in the Chinese Communist Party chairman's seething struggle with the party faction headed by President Liu Shao-chi coincided with an admission that there has been fighting in Shanghai. Mao, 73, ordered the city quarantined and all travel in and out limited. The appeal to the army — and the reported swift response — also suggested that the 2.5-million-man armed forces may be wavering in their loyalty to Mao and Defense Minister Lin Piao, his No. 1 ally and nominally in control of the army. The army's declaration of loyalty followed an editorial in the Peking People's Daily and the theoretical journal Red Flag — both controlled by Mao — which warned Liu's faction "to make a final reconsideration immediately and surrender to the revolutionary people." On the heels of this ultimatum — which used the word "final" for the first time - four important official bodies dominated by Mao issued a directive calling on the army, the party, the government and the peopl throughtbut the nation "to take concerted action and to bea back the new counteratack o the bourgeois reactionary line. Until now, the army has been carrying out its own purge a part of the so-called "grea proletarian cultural revolution. Its injection into the civilia: purge was considered an appar ent indication that Mao's pos: tion has been seriously weak ened by the rash of strikes walkouts, violent clashes an' sabotage which have swept th country in the past three weeks The fact that he made a pub lie appeal to the army rathe than issuing a simple orde hinted at the possibility that number of army units are n longer 'under Lin's control. ! had been taken for granted tha Lin's sway over the arme forces was complete. DETROIT (AP) - General Motors Corp. announced Wed- •nesday an out-of-court settlement of 47 suits seeking $25 million damages in connection with accidents plaintiffs tied to the design of Corvair automobiles in 1960-63. The settlement was reached with David M. Harney, a Los Angeles attorney handling the suits for the 92 plaintiffs. No payment was made in one- third of the cases, GM said. A total of about $350,000 will be paid on the other cases. Manila Boots Out Fendler. Baker By GEORGE F. BARTSCH Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. /inthrop Rockefeller couldn't le doing a better job of alienat- ng the Arkansas Senate if he'd et out to do it deliberately, nd quite a few adamant sena- ors are beginning to believe ,iat he did. "He's running against this egislature just as (former 'resident Harry) Truman ran gainst tiie 80th Congress," 3 en. W. D. Moore Jr. of El Dorado charged Wednesday, md many of his colleagues agreed, including Sen. Fred Stafford of Marked Tree. Stafford was additionally upset because the Republican Pa- ronage Committee in Poinsett bounty had discharged one of lis friends and supporters from ler job as revenue inspector at Jarrisburg. "That's going to cause me to take a second look at any appointments by Rockefeller that iiave to be confirmed by the Senate... not only in my district but anywhere else in the state," Stafford declared. Everyone else was mad about Rockefeller statement Wednesday the Senate "Rockefeller wants to be governor retroactively," Sen. Richard Earl Griffin of Crossett declared. "What happened before Rockefeller became governor Tuesday was no concern of "Why should I repudiate these people now?" said Sen. Max Howell of Little Rock. "They were acceptable to me when they were appointed." Howell and Sen. Robert Harvey of Swifton said they didn't C of C Eyes Industrial '67 morning accusing of obstructionism, departure from tradition and making it difficult for him to 'restore the confidence of the people in their stage government." It also charged that the senators had taken a "direct slap at the people" by ignoring their desire for an administrative change, and accused former Gov. Orval Faubus of trying to be a seventh-term governor without benefit of election. Rockefeller's statement was touched off by Senate confirmation Monday of 93 of Faubus' state board and commission appointees. Rockefeller had asked them not to confirm the appointments until he'd had an >pportunity to review the list and make recommendations. BlyBieville's Chamber of Commerce begins its new year with what has been termed "the best list of industrial prospects we've ever had." ,. Chamber Industrial Development Committee Chairman Max Logan reported this morning, "I don't know when we've had such a list of good, solid prospects. It's encouraging." Logan said the committee has been re-organized in preparation for the 1967 effort. 'We've streamlined the various sub-committees. We found that during the. past year, we didn't need as many of them as we h a d so we've trimmed the committee a bit ... and it's still pretty big." Logan is chairman and John Watson is vice-chairman of the basic committee. In addition to this committee, there are eight subcommittees which work in specialized fields, which is to say that they bring information to industrial pros- pects when called on. Another reason Logan is optimistic about industrilaization in 1967 is the industrial park which is ready for development See CHAMBER on Page 3 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) A 35-year-old mental patient who claims to be the Boston strangler has been identified by three women as the man whoj invaded their homes in suburban Boston two years ago and molested them sexually. Albert DeSalvo, a former house painter and laborer from nearby Maiden, is on trial in Middlesex County Superior Court on charges of breaking and entering, armed robbery, assault and sex offenses. Mayor J. B. Brown of Manila and the city council, apparently having consolidated their power in the last election, have apparently launched a campaign to revamp the city administration. Thus far Lee, Baker, city marshall for almost 20 years and Oscar Fendler, city ney for over 30 years attor- have both been removed from their affiliation with the city. Baker had camaigned against Brown in the last election, and Fendler had balked Brown on the leas- Cotton Grades Down in 1966 ROME (AP) — Italian newspapers Sophia said today fears that Loren had suffered a -----miscarriage proved unwarranted. The newspapers said, however, the condition of the actress still caused concern. The newspapers reports Wednesday . published that Miss Loren, 31, had lost the baby she expects in May or might be about to lose it. The reports came after her doctor spent the night at the clinic where she is under treatment. Cotton classed at the Blytheville Classing Office this season was of longer staple length than that of the previous season, although grades were slightly lower, according to the Consumer and Marketing Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. More than 80 percent of class- ings were in the 3.5 to 4.9 mike ranges and pressley strength readings were in the 75,000 to 94,000 pounds per square inch range for over 90 percent of tests. Most classings this year were Strict Low Middling at 37 percent compared to 46 percent last year. Next highest percentage of White grades was Low LONDON (AP) - Bob Brew-, Middling with 14 percent as j bulk of classings at 63 percent compared to 9 percent in 1965. N'ext largest was one and one- one-sixteenth inches at 31 percent compared to 60 percent a year ago. Average staple length in thirty-seconds of an inch, was 34.7 this year against 33.7 in 1965. Fiber strength on 95 percenl of classings were in the 75,000 to 94,000 pourids per square inch range, while mike readings were mostly in the 3.5 to 4.9 range. Logan Osceola Gets Soybean Firm Seek Nominations Blytheville's Jaycees are seeking nominations for the "Outstanding Young Man of the is, 34, a farmhand who two months ago became the first human known to catch foot and mouth disease in Britain, is sick again. A Conservative member of Parliament Immediately demanded a government inquiry into w'ly P":. lowed to mix freely with popli. iriiuuimg y»*i><i « » ("-• wwmin — — j u — compared to 16 percent the pre-1 Year" award to be presented vious year. I at their Jan. 21 distinguished Light Spotted and Spotted in- service awards banquet, accord- creased from 23 percent last ing to Jimmy Austin, project season to 31 percent this year, chairman. Grade index for classings dur- Nominations should be mailed ing this season was 90.3 (Mid- to the Jaycees, P.O. Box 714. dling White equal 100) com- Austin said the award will be ptred to 91.0 last season. b"s°'l M the decision of a panel ing of airport property. Indications are that more em- ployes may get the axe at a meeting of the city council called for 7 p.m. tonight in the City Hall. As closely as can be determined, Baker and Fendler lave not actually been fired, lather, their association with ;he city, which must be renewed annually, has been al- owed to lapse. Baker, who remains constable of Big Lake township and a deputy sheriff of Missisippi County, confesses that he does not know exactly what his status is. He says he received a letter from the mayor advising him his duties would end at Tuesday midnight. Later, says Baker, the mayor told him that he had not been dismissed and that he should submit his application to the council. Baker re-applied, he says, but the council put off any action nutil tonight's meeting. Fendler, who appears relieved that the whole thing is over for him has been replaced by Graham Partlow, another Blytheville attorney. In the past, Fendler had represented the city council of Manila against Brown in suits over the airport [eases. Baker considers his removal a "spite job," and feels that the board and commission va cancies occurred and were filled during the Faubus Administration, and that some of the appointees already had been serving for as long as two years. The Senators says, furthermore, that Faubus consulted them on the appointments and Mowed their recommendations. . About 100 persons will be em- The Senate position is that ployed at a $5 million Osceola soybean plant slated for opera- ion this fall. Anderson, Clayton & Co. plan to begin construction on the : acility by mid-January, according to 0. C. Harris, president of the firm's industrial division. The Osceola plant will have marine, truck and rail facilities 'or processing soybeans, oil and Bonds Get OK Industrial bonds totalling $180,000 have been tentatively approved by ttie Oseeola city council for the expansion of the E. R. Moore Company, manufacturers of choir robes an d girls' gym suits. According to Audrey Marley, e the confirmation as an af- ont to Rockefeller. "It's not a question of who is overnor," Harvey said, "but f whether the people appointed the boards and commissions re qualified. I certainly felt lat they were." In private conversation, many enators concede that they robably would have at least ostponed confirmation of the Dpointees if Rockefeller had andled the situation a little ifferently. 'If he had asked us per- onally not to confirm them, /e wouldn't have," one said. Instead, he sent around copies f an unsigned, two-paragraph ote that some of us didn't even ee. And if we had, there was o proof that it actually cams rom Rockefeller." The Senators also are disgruntled that Rockefeller made 10 attempt to see them before he legislative session began. Several said they had received number of notes saying.ap- pointments would be made, but hat none had. 'I take it as a personal af- ront," one said, "that he Rockefeller) is attempting to communicate with the Senate hrough the newspapers and unsigned messages." OtJier view the incidents, as a deliberate attempt to alienate the legislature. 'He thinks that if he makes us mad enough, we'll get balky," one explained. "Then, ;n 1968, he'll have Republican opponents for. us, and they'll say that the Rockefeller Administration could make great progress if he had a legislature that didn't oppose him for purely political reasons. I think the shoe goes on the other foot. I think Rockefeller's motives are politically inspired, and that he's putting the welfare of ttie Republican Party above the welfare of the state by resorting to this to try to beat us." In a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Rockefeller declined to elaborate on his earlier statement. He said to corn- coming a part of this progressive comunity," he said. Harris said the new facility is part of Anderson, Clayton's jment further now would be plan to enlarge then- soybean j mistake, "because I do not operation "Our company's ex-1 have all the facts." But, Rocke- perienced organization of Euro-j See ROCKEFELLER on Page 3 pean sales agents will play a major role in merchandising soybeans in Euroe." Anderson Clayton & Co.'s bean processing plant at Jack- Industrial Division has a soy- meal. It will be located four son> MisS4> m addition to one miles south of Osceola on the j at vicksburg, and cottonseed, Mississippi River. "We feel this new addition to our soybean processing operation will make a substantial contribution to the city of Osceola, as well as to the entire farming area," Harris said. Why was Osceola seleced as plant site? "Our studies have shown that the farmers in this area have proven to be exceptionally sue safflower and peanut processing facilities in Louisiana, Texas, Arizona and California. Additionally, the company operates a cotton buying office and warehousing operation in Memphis. The new plant will be operated under Anderson, Clayton's Industrial Division \viii,ch is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. (See Page Three for picture). the action will rebound on the mayor and council in the future. In the last election, says Baker, he polled more total votes than the mayor and feels that his discharge is patently against "the will of the people." Along with Baker, the night jlant manager, plans call for an additional 10,000 square feet of floor space and the hiring of cessful in growing soybeans and some 20 more persons, bring- we are looking forward to being the employe total to 180. Kiwcmis Installs Officers for 1967 At formal installations held at its regular meeting yesterday noon in the Goff Hotel, the Blythevlile Kiwanis Club initiated its officers for the coming year. Incoming officers were Joe Warren, president: John Burnett and James Williams, Vice- presidents; Ernest McKenzie, reasurer; J. W. Rea, Chuck McFall, and Bill Baker, directors. Hold-over directors are L, D. Harris, Richard Falkoff, .Wiliam Tomlinson, and Dr. D. E. Newberry. Outgoing officers were Eugene Hall, president; Joe Mac tester, secretary; and James Martin and Bruce Ritchey, directors. IS MANILA DYING?-Manila civic leaders, concerned over the decreasing population and economic soundness of the community, have engaged Bill Rock of Little Rock, industrial consultant, to help them draw up a program to revivify the city. Rock Is shown addressing a gathering of interested persons in the cafeteria of the Manila school prior to making a survey of the city. (Courier News Photo). . . Mrs. Campbell's Father Succumbs W. C. Gaskin, father of Mrs. C. E. Campbell of Blytheville, died this week in a Hot Springs hospital. Mr. Gaskin made his home in Arkadelphia where services were conducted on Tuesday. iiiiinmiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiraiiiniw Weather Forecast Fair this afternon becoming partly cloudy tonight and Friday. Warmer this afternoon not so cold tonigH and mild Friday. Highs this afternoon 54 to 62. Lows tonight 32 to 42. Highs Friday 62 to 72. Outlook for Saturday partly cloudy and mild. lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllilllllllllllllllllllUIHH

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