The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 23, 1967 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 23, 1967
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62—NO. 260 BLYTHBVILLE, ARKANSAS (72315): MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 1967 TEN CENTS 14 PAGES Dateline JAN 23 Charles E. Wilson, 57, of Lake Hamilton died Sunday of injuries he received Saturday night when he. was struck by a car in Hot Springs. Hot Springs Police said Wilson was walking across Arkansas 7 in the city limits when he was struck by a car driven by Michael Lee Archer, 19, of Patmos, located near Hope. He was one of two persons killed in weekend traffic accidents in Arkansas, an Associated Press count showed today. The count period began at 6 p.m. Friday and ended at midnight Sunday. The other victim was James Don Lucas, about 37, of Martinville in Falkner County. Lucas was killed Saturday when his tractor-trailer truck left U.S. 65 about one mile south of Damascus. HAMBURG, Germany (AP) -A Hamburg civil court ruled today the West German magazine Stern may continue to publish the unabridged serialization of William Manchester's book "the Death of a President." The verdict was against Look magazine, which had filed suit in an effort to bar Stern from publishing what it contended was an unauthorized version of Ms series, based on the book, dealing with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The suit was filed after Stern refused to make changes in the original text requested by the Kennedy family and agreed to in New York by Look and Manchester. BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Staggered by the surprise firing Of President Clark Kerr of the University of California, leaders of 87,000 students on nine UC campuses planned mass meet ings today to decide student ac tion in the crisis. Also, the quesi begins for Kerr's successor. The Board of Regents, by a 14-10-8 vote, last Friday ended the 8'/2-year carr/jr of Kerr as president of the nation's bigges university system. Gov. Ronald Reagan, an ex-offiicio regent voted against Kerr, 55. NEW YORK (AP) - Twenty three anti-Vietnam war demon strators interrupted Mass in St Patrick's Cathedral Sunday They were removed by plain clothesmen who had been tippa off that a demonstration would take place. A spokesman for the groui said they objected to remark by Francis Cardinal Spelman Roman Catholic Archbishop o New York, that anything bu victory for the United States in Vietnam was unthinkable. WASHINGTON (AP) -.Presi dent Johnson asked Congres today to raise Social Security benefits by 15 per cent and 5 per cent in the lowest bracke and said such an increase wil be "a major step toward our goal that every elderly citize has an adequate income and . meaningful retirement." WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen Abraham A. Ribicoff propose today a $50-billion drive agains slums through the 1970s to "ri ourselves of the ghetto cance that destroys so many of our cities and our people." NEW ORLEAKJ3, La. (AP) Three Republican national com mitteemen came up today with a "flexibility" slogan to de scribe the general attitude o state party leaders toward th 1968 GOP presidential nomina As the national committe begins its forrtal sessions, th feeling of most state committee men and chairmen is that it sti is too early to settle on the ma most of ftem now think has good chance to beat Presiden Johnson next year. MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP _ Rooftop snipers firing aut matic weapons battled the IS caraguan National Guard Managua Sunday night aftc a pre-election demonstratio against the Somoza machin Casualty reports said101 to persons were killed and about wounded. By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP) — Operation Cedar Falls, the ig allied push through the iron triangle," entered its third week today and American orces reported 1,219 of the enemy killed, captured or surren- CHOU CALLS ARMY TO CRUSH REVOLT WHICH WAY IS TROY? - This Trojan horse for freeway drivers was built by Marin County, Calif., artist Dennis Patton who created the steed for billboard-sore eyes. Standing 14 feet high, it was built at an interchange just north of San Francisco at a spot where motorists previously had only a weedy patch of ground for scenery. Patton built the horse of lumber scraps in one 10-hour day. Local youngsters enjoy an imaginary ride in the picture above. In Mekong Delta Big Drive Accounts For 1,219 of Enemy 30 miles north of Saigon also number of MIG17s Sunday an has yielded a record haul of 3,- fired at least one air-to-air mis 560 tons of Viet Cong rice. |sile against ^ th^e swept-wing " "' "*' "~ ered. The massive drive through ungle and scrub territory 20 to U. S. jet bombers kept up their pounding of North Vietnam's Red River Delta and again tangled with Communist MIGs northwest of Hanoi in "MIG Valley." Four U. S. Air Force F105 Thunderchiefs engaged an equal City Wrestles With Budget Blytheville's City Council I completed budget can be pre- again comes to grips with the|sented for formal adoption ity's 1967 budget tomorrow morning. 'I hope we can complete work on the budget tomorrow," ilayor Tom Little said this morning, "but frankly I'm not ure we can." Council meets in ttie confer- nce room at City Hall at 7 .m. tomorrow. An adjourned meeting of Council will be held Thursday night at 7:30. At this time, Little hopes the "We also have a couple of appointments to make to the Blytheville Housing Authority," Little said. The mayor has asked the BHA to send along its recommendations to Thursday's meeting and it will do so. The vacancies occurred, Little stated, when the term of Harold Sudbury expired in October and when W. J. Clippies resigned from the board to become director of Urban Renewal. Scouts Name City Chairman Toler Buchanan has been named to head the Eastern Ar- tansas Area Council Boy Scout :und drive in Blytheville. His appointment was made iy Charles Czeschin, who is chairman of the campaign for :he Mississippi County Boy Scout District. Goal of the Eastern Arkansas Scouters is to raise some $350,000. With this money, they will purchase wilderness acreage lear Lake Norfork for a new Boy Scout camp. "The need is urgent," Buchanan commented. 'And each sumer we send many Scouts to our Council camp, which has served thousands of Blytheville Scouts through the years. "I'm happy that now we will be able to provide the Scouts with an even better camping facility." Buchanan said he will nam; divisional chairmen 'within a few days.' The Blythevlte campaign .. to get started around the first week in February, Jommunist jets, the spokesmar said. But the brief engagemen ended with no damage to eifiier side, he said. Four American planes were shot down Saturday — three in North Vietnam and one in South Vietnam — and seven airmen were reported lost in the North and the South. Two Army helicopters also were shot down near Saigon Saturday, but damage to one was minor and only two crew members were wounded on the other. The total number of planes reported lost in the air war against North Vietnam rose to 465. Ground fighting in South Vietnam continued on a relatively small scale, with U. S. military headquarters reporting 98 Communist soldiers killed Sunday in scattered skirmishes in three sectors. The South Vietnamese command reported 20 enemy dead in five small clashes. U. S. headquarters disclosed that a Vietnamese, hamlet was hit by error in a shelling by the 7th Fleet destroyer Norris on Saturday. Headquarters said four Vietnamese civilians were killed and nine wounded in the bombardment, the first reported shelling of a wrong target by a Navy vessel in the Vietnam war. In a delayed report, the U. S. command said that two other 7th fleet destroyers, the Stoddard and the Keppler, destroyed or damaged a radar site, seven cargo boats and two guns in a shore battery around the Vinh area in North Vietnam last See VIET NAM on Page 11 By JOHN RODERICK TOKYO (AP) — Premier Chou En-lai reportedly commit- ed Red China's 2.5-million-man army to crush Mao Tse-tung's opponents as news of revolt and resistance crackled out of the embattled mainland today from rozen Manchuria to Kwangtung n the south. Japanese newsmen, quoting Peking wall posters, said Chou's announcecent at a rally in Peeing Sunday was the first statement by a top government official that troops would be used against Mao's foes. The posters said Chou declared: "The People's Libera- ;ipn Army is the most important ;ool of the dictatorship of the proletariat. It will resolutely suppress the handful of counterrevolutionary elements who are trying to destroy the proletarian great cultural revolution.' Japanese correspondents in Peking also reported purge chairman Chen Po-ta and Mao's wife, Chiang Ching, had ordered the people of the capital to establish a revolutionary city government composed of workers, peasants, soldiers, revolutionary students and teachers. Quoting wall posters, the correspondents said 40 Maoists were injured, 10 captured and many were missing after a clash with students and workers suporting President Liu Shaochi in the Manchurian industrial city of Chang C hun Jan. 21. The posters said the "reactionaries' were assembling a force of 60,000 persons from the Manchurian provinces of Kirin, Uaoning, and Heilunkiang to give battle I to "revolutionary rebels" converging on Chang Chun. Chinese arriving in Hong Kong from Kwangtung sai( Mao's opponents there had been encouraged by reports that an anti-Mao army of peasants workers and former soldiers had seized control of much of neighboring Kiangsi Province. . Western Kong said indications of sharply increase; opposition to Mao in some areas of Kwangtung but cautionec that the reported "army" prob ably was no more than a group of Mao's opponents armed with clubs and hand weapons fash ioned from farm and factorj tools. Y's Banquet Is Tomorrow Mayor Tom Little will be the speaker tomorow night when Blytheville's YMCA has its an. Buchanan Ann Sheridan Dies HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Ann Sheridan, a red-haired beauty whose sister introduced her to filmland as a practical joke, was an independent actress who was launching a new career in television when death intervened. She died Saturday night, month before her 52nd birthday. Even her closest friends said they were unaware of her illness. sources in there were Hong strong The arrivals from Canton also | The government radio in eported continued fighting be-1 Kiangsi, where Mao organized WPRTI anti-Mao and nro-Mao some of China's earliest Corn- ween anti-Mao and pro-Mao orces in Kiangsi Province and le arrest or capture of some mti-Mao leaders in Nanchang, irovincial capitol of Kiangsi. They said the Kiangsi news lad been received in Canton via adio broadcasts from Nan:hang Sunday night. some of China's earliest Communist uprisings 40 years ago, said Sunday that Mao's enemies have won control over much of the province after violent clashes in which a number of persons were hurt. The broadcast demanded the "instant arrest" of [what it called an army of anti- Maoists but admitted that police and regular army units were not obeying the order. Peking's official New China News Agency, quoting the Communist party newspaper Peking People's Daily, said party chairman Mao's five-month-old purge of his foes was meeting 'strong, unprecedented resistance.' Everyone in Trenches For the Time Battle nual meeting (7 o'clock, Goff Hotel dining room). Special awards will be presented to those volunter Y workers who have made outstanding contributions during the past year, Y President Jerry Halsell stated. Also on the program will be the Treble Clefs of Blythevile Air Force Base — a women's choras group of some distinction. Harold Anderson is program chairman and Rev. Alvis Carpenter wil give the invocation. Tickets wil be on sate at the door and the public is invited to attend, Halsell said. Wild Weekend Plagues Police Unseasonably warm weather over the weekend may have accounted in part for a striking upsurge in crime in the city Saturday and Sunday. Police investigated three burglaries, one reported sexual assault, and one case of taking a vehicle without the owner's consent. Investigation into these offenses has thus far resulted in five arrests. Three men stationed at Bly- thevile Air Force Base were arrested in connection with the burglary of the Air Base Pawn Shop in Gosnell. The break-in was reported early Sunday morning and was handled by the city police and Mississippi County sheriff's office. In custody are SSgt. William Albert Weathers, 32, and Airmen 2.C. John Arthur Blake and Perry Lee Riser, both 20. ! Police report that some of the articles taken in the burglary were recovered in the poses- sion of the three. Taken from the shop was about $150 in cash, nine revolvers, a quantity of watches and rings and assorted items, and a pair of binoculars. The men are in custody of city police and according to Police Chief George Ford Jr. will be prosecuted by the civilian authorities. * * * The Doctor Pepper Bottling Company on West Highway 18 and the Red Ball Moving and Storage adjacent to it were also entered over the weekend. The Doctor Pepper break-in See CITY on Page 11 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A bill introduced in the Ar- tansas House Jan. 12 has itirred up quite a controversy throughout Arkansas. The measure, by Rep. Bennie Rayburn Jr. of Monlicello, calls 'or the state to remain on Central Standard Time. Congress passed legislation .ast year ordering that every state go to Daylight Saving ;ime between April 30 and Oct. 29 unless a state exempts itself by law. Generally, the battle lines are drawn between the rural and urban centers. Persons in rural areas prefer standard time, especially farmers, says the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation. However, city dwellers say it would not be feasible for Arkansas to remain on standard time of surrounding states go to saving time. Ryburn said DST would force school children in rural areas to leave their homes before daylight in order to catch buses. He further says that drive-in movies would be virtually be put ou of business since no one wouk want to attend a drive-in movie at 9 p.m. Texarkana might face a spe cial delemna, especially if the Arkansas side remained on standard time and the Texas side went to saving time. Mayor I. L. Pesses of El Dorado, who favors saving time, said he has mailed about 17 letters urging that Ryburn's bill be defeated. Also aligning with forces favoring saving time are several Junior Chamber of Commerce groups around the state and the Arkansas Broadcasters Associa- ion. Malvern Mayor James 0. Birch, who says he prefers standard time because he does not "see any use in going to work an hour before daylight just to have an extra off at the end of tiie day." The Senate still has to consider, the matter and will hold a public hearing this week. One thing is certain—almost everyone will have an opinion on this bill. l|lIilll[llllllll![lillll!ll!1ll[!llll!l!IIIIIIIIIIIIBllll» Courier News Canvass DST, CST? How do you feel about daylight savings time? Last week, the Arkansas House of Representatives voted (73. 13) against it. Due to previous federal legislation, most of the United States is expected to go on daylight savings time this summer. This simply means that clocks will be moved ahead one hour to afford an additional hour of daylight. For Arkansas, the issue now rests with the Arkansas Senate, which is expected to hold hearings on the matter next week. Results of this informal poll will be forwarded to al! Mississippi County Legislators. ••••••§••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Cast Your Ballot! ..... I favor daylight savings time for Arkansas. R. W. Grisham Is Manager OSCEOLA — The multi-mil- e ion - dollar soybean processing slant to be constructed • in Osceola by Anderson, Clayton and Company will be under the _ management of Rufus W. Gris- s ham of Lubbock, Tex., according to 0. C. Harris, company industrial division president. The new facility is expected to be complete in time for the fall's harvest. Grisham, who has been a manager at the firms Lubbock plant, is to leave soon to supervise construction. A native of Hillsboro, Tex.. Grisham has been with the company since 1940. He, his wife Nancy, and their children Billy, Bobby and Jimmy wil reside in Osccola. I am against daylight savings time for Arkansas. (Place a check in the applicable blank and mail to: Blytheville Courier News, Box 1108, Blytheville, Ark.) llllllllllllllllllllllllMllllllllllllllllllilllllllilllllli UFO Seen Over City? A Blytheville resident has joined several persons in Missouri reporting sighting an unidentified flying object. "About two weeks ago I saw a round object in the vicinity of Blytheville Air Force Base. t was just as round as a bas- tetball and it had red and white ights around it that flashed off and on. It was sort of a purple me," the witness — who asked not to be identified — said. The person decided not to report the sighting, "Because I lidn't want people saying I was a nut like that poor guy in Michigan." However the Associated Press carried a story during the weekend quoting witnesses in Missouri — including police officials in Cairo, 111. — saying they watched the UFO from po- stions along levees on the Mississippi River. "For the second straight night Friday, witnesses along the Mississippi River in southern Missouri and Illinois reported spotting an unidentified flying object marked by pulsating red and white lights. "The Federal Aviation Agency at St. Louis and Kansas City said, meanwhile, its radars showed nothing unusual on either night, "Police in Cairo, III., and ad- iacent Charleston, Mo., said Friday they watched the UFO from positions along levees on the river. They said it turned greenish when it changed altitudes at rapid speeds. "People as far west as Poplar Bluff, Mo., 80 miles from the river, reported seeing an identical phenomenon Thursday night the AP report said. The Blytheville citizen said the UFO over BAFB was heading in a southerly direction, executed a turn to the west and disappeared at a high speed. An official at the base was contacted by this newspaper. Hs reported that base radar had picked up nothing unusual. He said the sighting might be attributed to weather balloons. He added, however, that weather balloons are not capable of executing right - angle turns and are not rimmed with red and white lights. llllllllllllllinilllllllllllllllllllllinilliniBIHIIIIIIBIIIIIIII Weather Forecast Mostly cloudy, warm and humid through Tuesday. Scattered and a few thunderstorms late ti.night and Tuesday. Highs this afternoon and Tuesday mostly in the 70s. Lows tonight in the 60s. Probability of rain 10 percent tonight and 40 per cent Tuesday. Outlook for Wed nesday little change. IlllllllllllllllilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllUlllllllll

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