The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 13, 1967 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 13, 1967
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62—NO. 252 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS (72815? FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 1967 TEN CENTS 14 PAGES Dateline Jan. 13 WASHINGTON (AP) - Chairman L. Mendel Rivers of the House Armed Services Committee, a leading congressional Vietnam war hawk, says the United States should "discontinue financing" the United Nations. The South Carolina Democrat told the House: "The so-called secretary-general of the so- called United Nations — really the modern Tower of Eabel — has thrown whatever weight his office and organization have against our bombing of North Vietnam. "It is deplorable that our President should be undercut by this so-called secretary-general after all he did to have his term extended. We should discontinue financing this crowd who are gutting us every day in Southeast Asia." • CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A psychiatrist says right and wrong are meaningless for Albert DeSalvo, the man who claims to be the Boston strangler, because "in his world he was God and what he did was entirely right." WASHINGTON (AP) - A small motor designed to kick the Lani Bird communications satellite into synchronous orbit over the Pacific may be fired early Saturday, says the Communications Satellite Corp. So far, reports Comsat, preliminary tests indicate all is well with the satellite. It is now in an elliptical orbit. Officials plan to station it above the equator and international dateline, where it'will provide telephonic, television and other types of comunication service • among the United States, Japan and Australia. Another Lani Bird failed to achieve the desired orbit late last year but provides limited communication links in that region. • TAIPEI, Formosa (AP) The Chinese Nationalist air force claimed that two Chinese Communist MIG19 jets were shot down today in a battle northeast of Quemoy over the Formosa Strait. The Defense Ministry said four Nationalist planes on a routine patrol encountered 12 of the Red jets. It said the MIGs attacked the Nationalist planes, and the latter returned the first and downed two of the MIGs. All four Nationalist planes returned safely to their base, the ministry said. • NEW DELHI, India (AP) The Soviet Union plans to give India 500,000 more tons of food grains for the drought-stricken eastern region of the country, sources close to the Soviet Embassy said today. The Soviet Union already has 200,000 tons of grain en route to India under an agreement announced last month. The United States said in December it would ship 900,000 tons of food grains to India in the next two months. India needs to import about 900,000 tons of grains monthly to make up for shortages aggravated by the two-year drought in the eastern states. • NEW YORK (AP) - A fire punctured by gas explosions roared through an eight-block residential area of Jamica, Queens, today, destroying 20 homes and lighting the predawn sky with brilliant yellow and orange flames for miles around. Quick precautionary action by firemen and policemen who responded to reports of a gas odor in the area and evacuated residents before the fire roared out of control apparently saved many lives. Mothers to March A door-to-door canvass of the city is planned for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, by local women on behalf of the March of Dimes according to Mrs. Bob N. White, Mother's March chairman. . Volunteer workers for the drive are needed, adds Mrs. White. Anyone interested is asked t» call POplar 3-6378. Thant: Peking's Thumb on Hanoi Hinders Peace FOR BETTER FIRE PROTECTION-The fire departmnets of the city of Blytheville and Blytheville Air Force Base yesterday signed an agreement of mutual aid in the fighting of fires. Signing the agreement are Fire Chief Roy Head and A. S. Zielinski, fire officer of BAFB, while Mayor Tom A. Little Jr. and Base Commander Benjamin F. DeHaan look on. (Courier News Photo) At Air Base Here College Classes Opened to Public Blytheville, which is getting interested in junior college projects, has a budding college right at its doorstep. Southern Baptist College, which offers resident credits to LOOK SOLD OUT \ In less than 30 minutes | after the January issue of | Look magazine hit the news § stands, an eager public in § Blytheville and Jonesboro 1 snatched them up, accord- 1 ing to the magazine's area 1 distributors, Lilly News 1 Service of Jonesboro. jj "We only received 335 f magazines and we have 127 | customers here in Jones- j bora, Blytheville and Mis- f souri," a company spokes-1 man said this morning. | Only 100 extra copies | were sent to Lilly,, "Even | though I'm sure they knew i they could sell all they | printed." | There are no prospects | for additional copies of the | magazine, the spokesman 1 said. New Postal Rates Set A new rate schedule and system of identifying parcel post zones, expected to provide an additional $74 million a year to the Post Office Department, will go into effect after Jan. 15, according to Hugh Hudson, post master. Subsequent increases in five annual steps through July 1, 1971, are expected to bring in an additional $32 million a year. Use of the ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) Code will become increasingly important, as the first three numerals will identify the sectional center to which the parcel will be sent. The new system will replace the existing method in which a directory often had to be consulted to locate the correct zone for each of the nation's 33,000 post offices. The new rates will range from 40 cents for a three-pound parcel delivered locally, to 60 cents for the same package to zone three' (150 to 300 miles) to $1.05 to zone eiiJht over 1,800 miles). A simple chart will enable the postal clerk or sender to quickly determine the zone (hence the rate) to which the parcel is to be delivered. military personnel at Blytheville Air Force Base, this semester .is opening its doors to civilians. 'Of course, we are operating this school under a contract with the Air Force. All military jeople will be placed in classes :irst," Dean Chambers of SBC said this morning. But the Air Force has no objection to us filling out a class with civilians. In other words, we can take 30 in a class. If only 20 Air Force people sign up for it, we can place 10 civilians in it if we choose." Students who successfully complete work in the courses may transfer the credits to another college or university, Chambers explained, "because Southern Baptist College is ful- ,y accredited by the North Central Association and the instructors we use in the courses here will be competent." Most of the subjects to be offered in the semester which gels started next week are for freshmen and sophomores. "However, we also will have courses in educational psychology and real estate which will be of interest to more advanced students," Chambers said. Blytheville Attorney Elbert Johnson will teach the real estate course and a Memphis State University instructor will teach the course in psychology. Both are offered. Wives and children of teachers and ministers receive a $4 an hour gratuity on their tuition (this applies also to the ministers). All others pay $19 per semester hour, or $57 for a three - hour course. Classes Will meet for three lours once a week (from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.). "It is possible to earn a two- year associate of arts degree lere," Chambers said. Civilians who wish to register or who want more details should report to the base on Jan. 16, 18 or 19 and see Cham' bers (in Building 604) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Generally, courses will be offered in social studies, science, education psychology, English, music and business. 'Of course the courses offered will depend largely on the response. We can't offer a class 'or only one person, for example." Southern Baptist College signed a contract with the Base last July. The Walnut Ridge school replaced Ohio University as the primary on-base 'educational agency for BAFB. Chambers confessed that he had admitted a few civilians to classes during the earlier part of the school year. We felt we needed to know how it would work out. "It works just fine and so we're publicly offering the courses now." Missco Library Board Meets At the first meeting of the year held in Osceola this week, the Mississippi County Library Board adapted as its main objective of the year the extension of the program to the entire county. The board decided to work closely with the Neighborhood Service Centers, thereby making possible the immediate extension of facilities to 12 new locations. Other phases of the long range expansion program discussed were the recruiting of trained librarians, consideration of a building program, and provision for more in-service training. In adidtion to adopting a bud get for the coming year, the board also elected Mrs'. W. B. Burkett as chairman, Mrs. Lee Wesson as secretary, and Harold Ohlendorf as treasurer. DAEOC Gets Federal Funds Along with the announced approval of $550,000 in federal funds for three of its projects, the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Commission receivec the resignation of two of its officers. J. V. Conran of New Madric and Connie Hicks of Risco sub- mtted their resignations at a meetng of the group in Portageville this week. Hal Hunter of New Madric has been named to suceee Conran and William Johnson o Risco will replace Hicks. DAEOC is schedultd for a re-organization next month as the program enters a new operational year. Reduction of federal monies to the Office of Economic Opportunity has necessitated the elimination of eight of the Neighborhood Service Centers operated by the DAEOC throughout its six southeast Mis souri counties, bringing the present total to 24. U Thant By WILLIAM N. OATIS UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General U Thant reportedly believes that fear of pressure from Red China has prevented North Vietnam from responding, even privately, to the U.S. offer to stop the bombing. Informed sources said Thant feels that if Hanoi did make any move toward peace premised on a cessation of the U.S. air war against North Vietnam, Peking would find out and get the North Vietnamese to retract the offer. Tliant makes that contenion, the sources said, in discussing U.S. Ambassador Arthur J. Goldberg's request Dec. 19 that Thant — seek "an assurance, private or otherwise, that there would be a reciprocal response toward peace from North Vietnam" if the bombing stopped. The informants said their North Vietnamese leaders are independent of Communist China. U also suggests that Thant had no hard facts to back up his statement then that he felt hopeful that an unconditional halt in the bombing would produce "a definite move toward negotiations." He said to tell about his private contacts could "spoil the whole thing." Represenatives at the United Nations of seven Asian governments friendly to the United States had an appointment with Thant today to ask him for an explanation of his remarks at the news conference about the situation in Southeast Asia. They included diplomats from Nationalist China, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia and Thailand. One of them said privately they would express their displeasure with what Thant said. In addition to renewing his call for an end to the U.S. bombing, the secretary-general said South Vietnam is not vital to Western interests and security, that even if it fell to the Communists, neighboring countries would not necessarily follow, and that the Viet Cong's National Liberation front is no stooge of Hanoi. U.S. SHELLS HIT GIs; 8 KILLED SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP) — Supporting artillery fire hit a unit of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division by mistake today, killing eight American soldiers and wounding 34, an American command spokesman reported. A spokesman said the unit was a company of the division's 3rd Brigade taking part in Operation Cedar Falls in the Iron Trinagle about 30 miles north of Saigon. "Preliminary investigation ndicates error in plotting the iring data," the spokesman said. He added that an investiga- ion is continuing. A report from the field said 16 rounds of 155mm howitzer fire tell among the company. The last incident reported involving casualties caused by supporting artillery or bombing occurred Dec. 10 in a U.S. Marine area just south of the demilitarized zone dividing North and South Vietnam. A Marine plane dropped ordnance that killed 16 Marines and wounded 11 others. Russia Begins Slur To Ruin Mao's Image By HENRY S. BRADSHER MOSCOW (AP) In the back rooms of the massive gray Soviet Communist party headquarters, a plot has developed to try to ruin Mao Tse-tung's reputation.. The outlines are gradually becoming visible as the Soviet press whittles away at Various claims to greatness made on behalf of the Chinese leader. Informed sources report that the sharpest attack is yet to come: A Soviet source said that Mao stole Soviet ideas on guerrilla warfare to establish his reputation as one of history's great military theorists. Other parts of the plot range from assertions that Mao's regime is soft on capitalists — to a Communist, the blackest sin — to scoffing at his much-vatmt- ed poetry. The plot is just one part of the current Kremlin attack on "Mao Tse-tung and his group," who are accused of following an increasingly dangerous anti-So- viet policy. There has never been any love lost around the Kremlin tor Mao, who rose to prominence in the late 1920s by ousting Moscow influences from the Chinese Communist party. He repeatedly defied Soviet thinking on the proper course toward victory in China. Success proved him right. Things got nasty in 1947 whon Liu Shao-chi, then Mao's loyal deputy but now his opponent in the Peking power struggle, made a bold claim for the leader. "Mao Tse-tung's great accomplishment has been to change Marxism from a European to Asiatic form," Liu said. Lenin's Soviet heirs have never been willing to admit that anyone but themselves has the right to interpret Marx. Rival claims are met with the fervid anger of religious fanaticism. So Liu's claim, and later elab- ortions that sought to insert Mao between Marx and Lenin the Communist pantheon, opened a theoretical rift to match the dispute over practical matters. REVOLUTION BREWING? By EUGENE LEVIN TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese correspondent reported from Peking today that Red Chinese workers, including both supporters and opponents of Mao Tse- tung, are pouring into the capital, raising the possibility of violence there. A correspondent for the newspaper Yomiuri telephoned his paper that more than one million workers had already arrived in Peking and more are coming in daily. "The situation in Peking Is fluid and the center of the storm appears to have shifted from 'the militant Red Guards to these workers," he said. 'It is certain that the situation in Peking required Mao's return. There is a possibility that the violence which hit Shanghai and other cities will spread to Peking and other cities throughout mainland China." Japanese newsmen reported :hat wall posters in Peking said Mao has returned to Peking to take personal command in his struggle against the taction headed by President Liu Shaochi. The Peking correspondent for the Kyodo news agency said one poster announced that the central committee o! the Chinese Communist party had decided to strengthen the powers of the security police. This report said new measures included arrest for anyone hindering Mao's continuing purge or hampering production and the arrest of anyone ridiculing Mao or Defense Minister Lin Piao, Mao's heir apparent and chief associate in the purge. A correspondent for the news- See CHINA on Page 3 UP IN THE AIR - Some Blytheville youths are up in the air over a lack of recreational facilities in the city. Todays "It Beats Me" column on Page Three reveals that many recreational opportunities go beg. ging, such as this trampoline at the YMCA. (Courier News Photo) Weather Forecast Cloudy with slowly rising temperatures and occasional rain this afternoon through Saturday. Highs this afternoon and Saturday mostly in the 60s. Lows tonight 44 to 50. Probability of rain 50 percent this afternoon and 90 percent tonight and 60 percent Saturday. Outlook for Sunday partly cloudy and a little cooler. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiniiiiiiiii

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