The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 31, 1967 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 31, 1967
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Two - Wythevflle (Ark.) Courier KewB - Tue«l«y, 3»nu»iy Cp THE PACIFIC JETS AHEAD Alt WORT TRADE AH MSSINGERS 1963 1964 1965 500% 400, 300 200 100 w. "& =' s: ' The most spectacular rit« in U.S. overseas oir troffic lince th« fast, big jetj went into regular service hos been in the Pacific area. Expansion of air-borne trade with Asian countries has far outdistanced that with other areas of the world. Japanese-American trade shows the most dramatic growth. Pacific oir passenger traffic in the 1965-75 decade is expected ta increase by more than 500 per cent, compared with about 300 per cent for Atlantic routes and some 150 per cent on domestic U.S. flights. Chicago's Down Here Somewhere! By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Snowbound Chicago continued afternoon school and evening!$100 worth of groceries andistrucled to avoid side streets programs were canceled. women's hosiery. Two of the to; dig out from under moun- Chicago officials renewed I youths were sentenced to eight ._- u:*_ j^ttf. iA/jni, qe.jju&:.. nina. laQtrA antntnnhii&c af'months in the prison farm in Vandalia, 111. The third was sentenced to 60 days in jail. tainous white drills today as the storm - weary Midwest braced for another weather onslaught. Snow and freezing rain chilled the Midwest. Two inches of new snow was recorded in Park Falls, Wis., in six hours. Minneapolis, Minn., measured one inch in a similar period. The I their plea: leave automobiles at home and ride public transportation to facilitate snow removal. Major expressways and most state roads were open in the Chicago area, as were 600 miles of Cook County roads. The state of Illinois had the help of 63 snow removal units from Iowa freezing rain extended south- and Wisconsin in clearing high- ward into Iowa and southern Wisconsin. The Weather Bui'eau Issued hazardous-driving warnings for most of the upper and western Midwest. Most Chicago public and pa ways. A Chicago judge imposed stiff sentences In three cases involving looting of unattended stores last week during the city's record 23-inch snow storm. Policemen said the three youths were rochial schools reopened today, arrested after fleeing from a biit not until 10 mis morning. Alllnear South Side store carrying The * Cook * County (Chicago) jail was jammed following a large number of arrests during the huge storm. More than 100 prisoners were transferred to the City House of Correction. Jail Warden Jack Johnson said extra arrests, more than 200 of them for looting, left some 2,200 inmates crammed into a jail designed to hold 1,098. Officials of he city's two largest taxi companies —' Yellow and Checker — reported more than half their cabs were back in service. Drivers were In- still clogged with snow. O'Hare International Airport was back to 85 per cent of its operating capacity late Monday. Midway Airport officials said their field was still limited to handing commercial flights. Megs Field, on the city's Lake Michigan front, has been opera- ing with little trouble since early Saturday. Rain fell today from Oregon to Southern California. The rain changed to snow over the higher areas inland. Driving warnings were in effect for locally heavy snow in the mountains of Utah and eastern Nevada. Elsewhere over the nation dry conditions and clear skies prevailed over a wide area through the South and East. GOP Still Mixed Up About '68 Candidate r BV JAMES MARLOW Associated Press News Analyst ^.,^m«.r : WASHINGTON Republicans, thrice-elected governor, has been getting the most attention , • „> .m. and the most publicity but he is (AP) - The| g , ong way {^ |howjng now 21 months the idegl can didate. away from the 1968 presidential election, are in the same mixed- He still hasn't demonstrated, by anything he has said, that he up condition they were In at the | wou , d - ^ Wg way around ln same time before the 1964 con- the fe(jera , government «r for** st - eign affairs. They don't have a single, dominant would-be candidate. They didn't have one in 1963, either. When they did make a choice, Barry Goldwater, it was Richard M. Nixon, who lost the presidential race in 1960 and then lost the contest for governor of California in 1962, is in the same spot he was in before ope of their worst mistakes. | (he Repu bijcans picked Gold-' ;No wonder there is a sudden rash of stories about Sen. Charles H. Percy of Illinois, although the 47-year-old Percy has been in the Senate less than x month and this is the first those two major defeats behind public office he ever held. ' George Romney, Michigan's water in 1964. Now, as then, the former vice president Is being talked of as a possible candidate, but hardly more. Nevertheless, despit him, Nixon seems to refuse ta take "no" for an answer. New Search Begins For Pollution Curb • By JACK BELL • WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress, which already has authorized sizable expenditures in the field, starts a search next week for new ways to curb auto and factory pollution of the air. ' Sen. Edmund S. Muskie, D- Maine, announced a Public Works subcommittee he heads will begin public hearings next Wednesday with testimony from John W. Gardner, secretary of health, education and welfare, on a new set of proposals sent lo Congress by President Johnson Monday. , Sen. Joseph S. Clark. D-Pa., observed in the Senate that '•any politician who picks up this issue (of air pollution) and runs with it will never regret it." » * * ! In his message. Johnson called for establishment of federal minimum levels for certain pollutants and enforcement »f •CUBAN CULTURE CLASSES ; MIAMI (API-Courses to cdu- fate "Miami's large American colony" in Cuban ways have opened at Ihe University of Miami with $35,000 aid. ; Cubans as well as Americans them in "regional airsheds." He proposed matching grants to states to control auto exhaust gases, stepped up research on fuel additives and a 50 per cent increase in research on the causes and control of air pollution. Johnson said that while sources of pollution may be "environmental villiains," they also are "social and economic necessities." The Health, Education and Welfare Department said the President's proposed legislation — with first standards to be fixed on metallurgical, petrochemical, paper pulp and power plants — would give the final enforcement power t» the secretary. + + + This all added up to a further expansion of the federal government's role in handling a problem Congress has been reluctant in the past to lake away from the states. Only on that score was any substantial opposition likely lo develop, since almost no member was willing In admit that current efforts to clear the air of smog, smoke, cement dust and other irritants promised to be successful. But a spokesman for Curd- But, since 1960, he has not been able lo whip up any great enthusiasm for himself as a rallying pbinl. Romney has been a successful governor of his stale. But there is little public opinion on what kind, of president he would make or even what kind of candidate me would make because his national and international views are little known. He has been reported boning up on foreign affairs — particularly Vietnam. What he has said on Vietnam has been a mishmash. So he still has some distance to go before he can qualify as an attractive presidential candidate. Until he does start sounding off on the country's major problems he's going to remain nothing more than a nice, pleasant man. Percy, good-looking, with the mark of tragedy on him because of the murder of his daughter a few months ago, and more articulate than Romney, has been getting extraordinary publicity for a newcomer in the Senate. He doesn't have the tired look — which comes from familiarity, if nothing else — that is the hall-mark of other politicians who have been around a long time. This enables Republicans, who want to, to find fresh hope in him. So far he has managed to stay clear of fixed labels, like liberal or conservative, and may, if he is nimble enough, wind up being considered a middle-of-the-road- er, which is not a bad position for Republicans looking for a candidate, if only because no faction is entirely alienated. But the fact that he is already being talked of as a presidential possibility is plain acknowledgment the Republicans at this moment are hard up for candidates. It seems a little silly, too. And for this reason: As in the case of Romney, the general public can't form an intelligent opinion about Percy until he starts talking and taking positions on big issues. At this moment he is just the unprovcn boy wonder of the Senate. Powell to Offer $33,000 As Partial Suit Payment NEW YORK (AP) - An attorney representing Rep. Adam Clayton Powell said he would present in State Supreme Court today a check for $33,000 in partial payment of a court judgment PoWell owes a Harlem widow for defamation of character. Attorney Seymour Barash told newsmen Monday the payment would be made from advance royalties on the New York Democrat's new long-playing record, '•Keep the Faith, Baby," which features six of Powell's more dramatic sermons. Powell is also a Harlem minister. But Raymond Ruhin, the at- orney for the 70-year-old wid- oW, Esther James, told reporters he has seen the contract Powell has with Jubilee Records and that it only calls for a $10,000 advance on royalties. A Jubilee representative was summoned into Supreme Court in connection with a financial examination of Powell's earnings from the record. Powell had announced from his Bahamas retreat at Bimini last Saturday that he would pay today the $33,000 from the 22 cents he receives from each record sold of "Keep the Faith, Baby." The record was released in New York last Wednesday and Powell was told that 11,000 were sold in the first two days. Powell gave no reason for selecting today. But Rubin offered this explanation: "On Tuesday a motion comes up here in the State Supreme Court to punish him (Powell) for criminal contempt on three new counts. This was the motion I made about a month ago." Barash said he planned to turn over the $33,000 to Rubin prior to the hearing. He said he then would attempt to determine what needs to be done to remove three civil contempt and one criminal contempt citation against Powell for defying court orders to pay the judgment. Some legal observers have expressed belief that the payment of the judgment to Mrs. James would kill at least some of the court orders issued for the Democratic congressman's arrest in New York. Powell has stayed out of the state to avoid arrest, and his defiance of the court orders have led to his troubles in Congress. The House has temporarily denied him a seat while a special committee investigates his qualifications for membership. Viet Vets Benefits lipped? BEING TESTED at the Sian Electric Capacitor plant in Communist China is this 1,- 000,000-voIt capacitor, acr cording to an official Communist source. The source added that It in the first capacitor of its kind in the country. URBAN SKUNK FAMILY WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Betty Hale was waiting for a bus in downtown Wichita at night when rustling noise in a business doorway attracted her attention. She looked in see five small skunks, walking' parade fashion with their tails at a cocky angle, leave'the doorway and walk off down the street. Made Money Although it was held in t h e Depression, the Chicago' World's Fair of 1933-34 — called "A Century of Progress" — was the only major world's fair to pay all its debts, reimburse all its bondholders in .full, plus interest, and have a surplus in cash at its closing, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson sends to Congress today a special message spelling out his proposals to increase benefits to veterans of the Vietnam war period. The President disclosed in his budget message last week that he would submit legislation to: —Amend the 1966 GI Bill to increase educational allowances and training time "to help assure that every returning veteran may attain a better education and job." —Extend to veterans of the Vietnam' era all compensation, pension and medical benefits accorded ta veterans of earlier wars. • ' —Amend the servicemen's group life insurance program to enable each serviceman to increase substantially the insurance protection for his family. Johnson said his budget "reflects a public concern that Americans who bear the hazards of current military service will receive a range of benefits similar to those emjoyed by veterans of previous conflicts." Veterans benefits would rise considerably during the year beginning July 1 under his proposals, Johnson said,' "as increasing numbers of younger veterans seek educational assistance and more older veterans seek educational assistance and more older veterans and survivors apply for health and income benefits authorized by law." PIG REARING IN CRISIS BUENOS AIRE (AP) .— The Pig Breeders Association of Argentina has sounded a general alarm: The porker rearing industry is in a crisis. • Breeding methods are antiquated and inefficient, production costs have soared and market prices have not increased enough to make up for it. Result: Argentina's hog population dropped by some 600,000 head — from 3.7 million to 3.1 million—between 1930 and 1965. ATTEND ORAL ROBERTS CRUSADE FEB. 1-5 2:00 & 7:30 PM MEMPHIS, TENN. Ellis Auditorium 74 Poplar Avenue All Prayer Cards are FREE—Given at Afternoon Services Only R. f. DeWaeso Vep Ellis Afternoon Speaker Minister of Music Final Service—Sunday 2:00 PM attend the classes, designed lo j ncr's department, when pressed fctraigllien understanding of J for a time table on the new Cuban culture and history. plan, said it would probably be i Members, of Miami's Cuban at least six years before Ihe air colony of more than 100,000 became clean enough in some of sometimes refer to Iheir neigh- the worst areas for people to i hors as the "American colony." be impressed by the change. PLENTY OF WAIfcK makes the difference And our god is always to provide pknty of water... when and where you need it BLYTHEVILLE WATER GO.

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