The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 13, 1967 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 13, 1967
Page 10
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Page Fourteen - Blyth«vlll« (Ark.) Courier Newi - Monday, Februiry 18, IMF SURGICAL STAPLER developed by the Russians is being nsed on rare occasions m the United States. The instrument is used to suture organs and speed up certain operations such as those on the lungs, heart and stomach. The stapler uses hand-oadcd cartridges to fire «ny stainless steel staples into the tissue. Only three of the instruments are now in use in the United Stales. Restrictions Due On Arlington Entry ASHINGTON (AP) - Ar lington National Cemetery temporarily running out of buri al space, so the Pentagon is imposing stricter eligibility re quirements Only active duty and retiree career servicemen, plus Meda of Honor winners and high government officials can be buriec at Arlington effective next week, an announcement Friday said. That means virtually all non- career veterans will be barred from the famed cemetery on gently rolling Virginia hillsides across the Potomac River from Washington. The cemetery includes the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers and the grave of President John F. Kennedy. It was the burial site early last week of Apollo astronauts Lt. Col. Virgil I. Grissom and Lt. Cmdr. Roger B. Chaffee. One veterans group, the American Veterans of World War II (amvets), said ti would ask the President and Congress to reconsider the move by the Army, which administers the cemetery The Pentagon said the policy change does not apply to the other 67 active national cemeteries. The Pentagon said it plans to add about 60,000 more grave sites adjacent to Arlington beginning in December 1969. But only 6,437 sites remain now avil- able—less than a year's requirements at the current rate of more than 7,000 burials annually. Non-career veterans and their dependents, who now will be rarred, made up about half of ast year's burials. The Penta;on said the Vietnam war ac- counted for 290 burials last year and "has not been a major factor" in the space shortage. The Pentagon said the new policy "does not affect previous commitments to eligible survivors" of persons already buried there. It said the Golden Gate, Calif., Camp Nelson, Ky., and Ft. Harrison, Va.. Naitonal Cemeteries are expected to become inactive this year because of lack of space. But additional space is planned later for those three and cemeteries at Beverly. N.J., and Ft. Rosecrans, Calif. The latter two used up their uncommitted spaces last year. The Pentagon said there is no other plan to establish or expand the National Cemetery System. Thirty-two of the existing national cemeteries have no grave sites available. SPOOLS OF TIRE CORD feed a power loom weaving tires at the textile mill of the Goodyear plant In Cedartown, Ga. The tire industry in the United States is expected, to consume about 500 million pounds of polyester, rayon and nylon fabric this year. Amendments Plug Constitutional Gaps By JOHN CHADWICK WASHINGTON (AP) - Two gaps in the Constitution have been plugged with the ratification of an amendment dealing with presidential disability and vacancy in the vice presidency. The 25th Amendment was ratified Friday when Nevada became the 38th state to give its approval. Congress submitted the amendment to the .states July 6, 1965, after the Senate and House each approved it by the required two-thirds majority. Nevada's ratification action completed by the required ty vole of both houses of Congress. The country has been without a vice president 16 times. These vacancies covered 37 years. Other sections provide that when a president is incapacitated or otherwise unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the vice president shall become acting president. If a president notifies Congress in writing of his disability, the vice president would take over until the president sent word that he was able to resume the powers of his office. In case a president was unable or unwilling to declare his disability, the vice president would become acting president if he and a majority of the Cabinet, or a majority of such other body as Congress may later provide by law, advised Congress in writing that the president was unable to discharge his duties. + * * A president could regain his powers by notifying Congress lliat his inability no longer existed. This declaration could be challenged within four days by the vice president and a majority of the Cabinot or such other body as Congress might later provide. If such a dispute arose, it would be settled by Congress, which would be required to as- emblc within 48 hours if it were not in session. If Congress determined within 21 days by a two-thirds vole of upon confirmation by a majori-lbolh the Senate and [he House three-fourths of the 50 states. Minnesota had become the 37th state earlier Friday. For a time it was thought Minnesota as the 38th, but North Dakota officials ruled their state's apparent ratification Thursday was not valid. The amendment became a part o fthe Constitution immediately, although 'a formal proclamation of ratification will be made later by the administrator of the General Services Administration. The last previous amendment was adopted Jan. 23, 1964. It banned the poll tax as a condition for elections to federal office. One » * * secfon of the 25th Amendment provides that whenever the office of vice president becomes vacant, the presiden shall nominate a successor who would lo'te office that the President was unable to discharge his duties, the vice president would continue to act as president. Otherwise the president would resume the powers and duties of his office. Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., chief senate sponsor of the amendment, hailed its ratification as providing "a solution to a constitutional gap that has continued for nearly two centuries." * * Y He said that vice presidents have feared to act when a president became disabled lest they be "branded a usurper." This has been because of doubt whether, under the Constitution, an incapacitated president upon his recovery could regain the prerogatives of his office once a vice president had taken them over. When President James A. Garfield fell victim to an assassin's bullet in 1881 he lingered for about 80 days without being able to discharge the duties of his office and yet Vice President Chester A. Arthur did not attempt to act for him. Another acute situation arose when President Woodrow Wilson suffered a severe stroke in 1919. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, several times ill, attempted to deal with the problem by entering into an informal agreement with Vice President Richard M. Nixon. Similar agreements subsequently were made by Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Jolm- son with their vice presidents. A-State Gets KASU-TV By ANDY MORRIS Of The Jonesboro Sun Written for The Associated Press JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Arkansas State recently took another giant stride in the communications field with the installation of television facilities n its division of radio, journalism and printing. Charles Raseberry, director of radio and tv, announced the purchase of around $50,000 worth of video equipment, including twe cameras, a video console and a tape machine. [Tie equipment now is opera- ional and classes in all phases if television will begin next fall. Rasberry presently is search- ng for an additional staff mem- )er to instruct courses in tele- /ision. He said radio courses n continuity writing, news writ- ng and broadcasting and an- louncing already have been ex- panded to include television. Courses offered beginning next fall will include produc tion, directing and advanced practices in television. It is from the classes on advanced practices that crew members will be selected to handle the production of television. Like its sister KASU-FM, KASAU-TV will become a fully operational station, capable of producing shows from its studios in the newly completed Radio and Television Building on the A-State campus. Eventually, Rasberry hopes to secure remote equipment and that will be the next goal of KASU-TV. Production will begin next fall on what is termed a closed circuit basis, whereby a studio production can be piped by cable to another building on campus. Rasberry thinks the future of KASU-TV is unlimited. When the new Science Building is completed, it will be wired to take closed circuit TV. Demonstrations and lectures can be produced in KASU-TV's studios and shown t» a mass gethering of basic science students. This will in many instances eliminate the need for repetition of demonstrations and lectures. This is only one of the areas in which KASU-TV will perform a service. In the future the station may have a channel on Jonesboro's future Community Antenna TV setup. The educational aims ef KASU-TV will be to train students for positions in television and to maintain a distinctive broadcast service. KASU-FM has been a pioneer in the field of educational radio and Rasberry maintains that more than just practical instruction is given to students. "When we graduate a major in radio we think that person is qualified to hold a responsible position in the media. We don't just train disc jockeys, we give our students an opportunity to gain working knowledge of every aspect of radio. "Naturally we intend to do the same thing in television and our students now will graduate with a major in radio and televisions." Rasberry said that most schools he knows about offer the joint major, because the coureses of instruction are se similar and the fields are interrelated. Since he came to Arkansas State in 1961, the radio department has increased by three personnel and countless services to the school and community. "We feel that since we are an educational station," said Rasberry, "that we should of- fer a distinctive broadcast service. We certainly feel that wi are doing this. "For instance, if anyon* wants to know how the foreign press is reacting to our county, they can tune in KASU-FM once a week. "We also have a show on the lively arts, architecture, literature and drama. We get reactions from all over the world in these areas and no other station around has this. "This is the kind of production we will demand in television in the future." 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