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Hanoi Gives New Approach to Old Line LONDON (AP) - A North | called farcical, were it not so Vietnamese Foreign ^Ministry i cruel. The longer the war goes on, the more humiliated and spokesman in Hanoi has confirmed that talks can commence hated the Pentagon will be. if the Americans stop the bomb- " 'Very well,' says Hanoi, 'let ing of North Vietnam, the Com- j us take these aggressors at munist Morning Star reported. their word and offer to talk to today. In an undated dispatch, Freda Cook., its correspondent, in Hanoi, quoted the spokesman as saying: "This is not a new line but a new approach to the question of talks. The United States has protested often enough that it wants to talk as soon as there is the slightest indication that Hanoi is willing. "Very well, let the bombing of the north stop definitely and talks could commence, without, however, any suggestion that Hanoi will budge one iota from the four-point stand which is the only basis for a correct settlement." North Vietnam's four points include withdraw! of U.S. troops from South Vietnam and dismantling of U.S. bases, adherence to the Geneva agreements on Vietnam, settlement of South Vietnam's internal problems without outside interference and eventual peaceful unification. Freda Cook said the spokesman agreed it wag a question of th« order of events rather than a change in policy. The other conditions embodied in the four-point stand could follow the commencement of taUni instead of being an essential prelude. "Hanoi feels able to make this approach because, said the Foreign Office spokesman, it if clear now that the U.S. is now faced with an untenable situation," the dispatch said. "In the south the fierce escalation has brought it no perma- them once they agree to stop their bombardment of cur part of Vietnam' " the articte said. CIA nant bill, while fication' program its 'paci- could be Weather Yesterday's high—81 Overnight low—18 Precipitation previous 24 hours (to 7 a.m. today)—none Precipitation Jan. 1 to daai Sunset today—5:46 Sunripe tomorrow—8:43 This Date A Year Ago Testerday's high—48 Overnight low—29 Precipitation Jan. 1 to d»t»— 10.5J -2.30 World Deaths HONOLULU (AP) - T.H. Leong, 47, president of International Pacific Corp. and a prominent Honolulu businessman, died Friday of a cerebral hem orrhage Leong had extensive business interests in Hawaii and en the U.S. mainland. NEW YORK (AP) - Arthur Reid, 79, sometimes called the dean of African nationalist leaders in the United States, was found dead in his Harlem apartment Thursday night. ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Annie Laura Eve Blackshear, 91, an artist known throughout the Southeast, died Blackshear was Friday. Miss an illustrator for the University of Georgia Agriculture Extension Service. RUSHVILLE, Ind. (AP) —Louis C. Hiner, 71, president and editor of the Rushville Republican, died Thursday of a heart attack. PARIS (AP) - Henry Perru- chot, 50, French author, died Friday. Perruchot was known for his biographies, of such painters as Van Gogh, Cezanne, Gaugin and Toulouse-Lautrec. VIETNAM (Continued from Page One) was the biggest one they've had since last August when they killed more than 200 guerrillas, also in Phuoc Tuy Province. An Australian spokesman said the Viet Cong had prepared an ambush and then mortared the fishing village of Phuoc Hat The guerrillas expected the Australians to rush to the vfl- lage and into the ambush. A South Vietnamese unit dte- covered hidden guerrilas, however, and warned the Australians who then launcned one of their largest helicopter opwa- tions. Even artillery pieces were airlifted into position. Swooping in to block lh« gner- rillas, one company charged through two hastily drawa defense lines before it was pinned down by heavy fire. One Australian amored personnel carrier was destoyed by the guerfflu, who were equipped with mortars, recoilless rifles and machine guns. The enemy 'broke contact and fled ihortly aftor dark. (Continued from Tnf>t One) on the four - story Washington headquarters of the organization. In some years CIA money made up 80 per cent of NSA's budget, Brown said. He said the CIA also helped "negotiate" draft deferments for top NSA officials. An NSA spokesman earlier had denied there were any strings pulled to get draft deferments, but it turned out he was talking only of the present officials. For its part, the CIA got strong U.S. student representation at world student conferences, information about politics and student activities in foreign lands and a line on their rising young leaders. The aformation brought back fly a student representatives was given to CIA agents in informal meetings in restaurants or on the street, Brown Mid. What came out with fresh impact last nigjit was the rea- tion of the present NSA leaders to the CIA's pienetration of their organization when they learned of it for the first time a few weeks ago. Brown, a 23-year-old divinity student at Harvard, expressed it when he was asked how the CIA recruited students to spy for it. The selected individual was given a security check by the CIA without his knowledge, Brown said, and if he passed, was called, in for a discussion with NSA leaders. Usually only one or two top leaders were aware of the CIA's role. "He was told there were certain things about the NSA that he was not aware of," said Brown, "and that it would be helpful to him in his job to have certain information that was available! only from classified sources. "So he was told he would have to sign a security oath, and at that point, after he had signed 'ie was told about the CIA in- 'olvement. He couldn't get out without breaking his oath. He was trapped." Brown said the CIA told the students that if they broke the oath and disclosed the spy agency they might go to jail for as ong as 20 years. "I ieel it was disgusting, horrible,, that a person could be dupeid into such a relationship with no way out," said Brown. 'He either had to break his oath or continue to dupe others. "You should Know the agony ;his caused. That is the real hoeror of CIA involvement." Eugene Groves, NSA presi dent, said the decision to end th« relationship was reached ast summer and that since then sfforts have been made to eb- lain independent financing so the CIA involvement could be ended. "That involvement has been ended," he said, but added that ijhe rent-free headquarters building remained a problem to be solved. The NSA 'will either move or try to find a non-CIA source to pick up the payments, he said. One thing is certain, Groves said, and that is that NSA wil stay in business. "We have no intention of dissolving." It most likely will get out of international activities, however, he said, and concentrate on its domestic programs ant services to the 1.3 million students at the 300 colleges affiliated with it. Brown said THE STEEPLECHASE, mechanical joyridc that was popular in New York's Coney Island in 1897, as shown at top, Is being revived In a different location. Completely refurbished, the rail-riding horses are going up at the 100-acre Pirates World Amusement park south of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., part of a multi-million dollar attraction opening this spring. wj<no Sunday afternoon ' 1:00 PLAY OF THE WEEK Morning's at Seven. Lives are changed when the son of a spinster's sister takes a wife and family suspicions develop. Paul Osborn's play stars Dorothy Gish, Chester Morris, Ann Harding and Beulah Bondi. 3:00 THE FRENCH CHEF Cold Turkey Galantine. Julia Child bones and stuffs a cold buffet dinner, prepared for serving along with an aspic and a decoration of vegetables. :30 N.E.T. PLAYHOUSE The Amorous Flea. A musical comedy based on Moliere's 'School for Wives.' The theme for this long - run - off- broadway hit is youth and age in competition for a young maidens favors. Lew Parker stars. :00 TAX TALK The IRS Return Form. Roy Gillia, CPA, outlines the procedure for filing your 1966 Income Tax From. Presented in cooperation with the local chapter of the National Association of Accountants. i:30 KOLTANOWSKION CHESS Blindfold Chess. According to George Koltanowski, learning to play chess blindfolded can improve a player's game by fifty percent. He proves his point, in competition with a 13-year-old oponent. * * * Monday afternoon 2:45 SOCIAL SECURITY IN ACTION Discussion. Federal benefits and the elder citizen. 3:00 WONDERFUL WORLD OF the NSA woult OBITUARY Mrs. Ollie Taylor Mrs. Ollie Taylor, 57, died Tuesday night at Chickasawba Hospital. Services will be Sunday from the True Light Baptist Church, Rev. 0. W. Weaver, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Home Funeral Home in charge. She leaves a brother, Harvey Brinkley of Blytheville; A daughter, Mrs. Carrie Ann Dupree of Detroit; And two cousins. She was a member of Golden Gate Chapter 365 Order of the Eastern Star, and also of Choir Number One. CHURCH (Continued from Fage One) :hurch leaders. No individual churches Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News - Saturday, February If, 1967 — Page Flv> Chemical Plant Blast May Claim More Dead BRITT of BROTHER BUZZ Sea! Island. Thousands of seals on Ano Nuevo Island off Northern California. 3:30 THE BIG PICTURE Weekly Report. The U. S. Army in action around the world. 4:00 WHAT'S NEW U. N. - VIP Tour. Two children receive the 'red carpet' treatment at the Nnited .Nations. 4:30 THE WORLD OUTDOORS School Uunder the Trees, Tennessee Charlie is host. 4:45 PARLONS FRANCAIS Conversational French. Second-year study the easy, casual way. 5:00 GREAT DECISIONS India and Pakistan: What Hope for Stability on the Subcontinent, Sam Murdaugh Sam Murdaugh, 85, 515 Eastj Cherry, died yesterday morning at Chickasawba Hospital. He was born in Tennessee and had lived here about 50 years. He was a retired employe of Blytheville Canning Company and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Alma E. Murdaugh of Blytheville; Two sons, Bill Murdaugh of Orlando, Fla., and Raymond Murdaugh of Harvey, 111.; One daughter, Mrs. Louise Brown of Houston, Tex.; One stepson, Thomas Prince of Groton, Conn.; Three stepdaughters, Mrs. J. E. Parrish of Blytheville, Mrs. Raymond Turner and Mrs. Gene Doran both of Rockford, III; Three sisters, Mrs. Bell Garner of Memphis, Mrs. Elvie Buchanan of Little Rock, Mrs. Wilma Crawford of Memphis; 18 grandchildren and 22 great- grandchildren. Services will be tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Henry Applegate and Dr. Myron Dillow officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery by Cobb Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Bobby Pierce, Carl Pate, V. D. Overman and Cletus Hudson. The men's Sunday School Class of Trinity Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers. either race were approached, said Hall, since the survey had received considerable press coverage and it was assumed that those churches which wanted to be included would contact survey leaders. Hall estimates that half of the churches of the city, both Negro and white, elected not to participate. He feels many churches did not take part because they felt they could not afford the assessment of 10 cents per member for inclusion. Those conducting the survey, Hall said, assumed that all of the churches of the city knew of the census. It was up to the churches to apply for participation, he said. withdraw from two international youth organizations — the International Student Conference in Leyden, Holland, and the World Assembly of Youth in Brussels, unless they disavow ties with the CIA.- An NSA mem her said the CIA has paid up to 90 per cent of the two organiza lions' cosls. Brown also hinted at CIA support of other organizations, am without naming them, said th "penetration must be terminal ad at once." He expreued tin hope lha Congress would investigate the CIA's links to nongovernment owes an apology, not only to Bangkok Fire Leaves 500 People Homeless BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) More than 500 persons lost their a two-hour blaze in Bangkok Friday night. Two days earlier another blaze left 1,000 homeless. homes in suburban vestlgatlon. Most board members said they would willingly testify- The government, said Brown organizations and offered to open NSA filet (or web to to- NSA, but to an entire generation." Geyser in Cellar HAWTHORN?:, N. J. (AP) -Isured her. ?wo bodies of the 11 men miss- ng in a chemical plant explo- ton were discovered shortly after dawn today by searchers using a German shepherd dog. Rescuers continued to pick hrough the wreckage of the destroyed plant for the other men lelieved buried in the ruins. The series of explosions, fol- owed by fire that leveled the ,arge building Friday, also injured at least 18 persons, 2 se- •iously. During the subfreezing night, 100 volunteer firemen had worked under floodlights, puling apart rubble and knocking down foot-long icicles, while wives and children of the miss- ng men shivered nearby waiting for news. •'Don't leave me. Please don't leave me," pleaded Sandy Kanter, a pretty, 19-year-old laboratory worker, when she was discovered Friday pinned in the debris shortly after the initial, big explosion. Two rescuers, despite the imminent possibility of another plosion, got her free and carried her to safety. There were num erous smaller explosions in the building in the first few hours of the tragedy. At Paterson General Hospital, Miss Ranter was reported in good condition after being treated for burns. George Decker, 43, one of the workmen who helped free Miss Kanter, was at work some distance from the apparent center of the explosions in the block- square complex of the Morningstar Paisley Division of the In- ernationl Latex Corp. Decker made his way through the dust and rubble to the exit, where he saw other workers fleeing one of the three red jrick, four-story buildings. Some were crying out in terror, some bleeding, some holding handkerchiefs to their faces. Decker was told that someone was trapped on the third floor. He raced back into the flaming building with several other workers and policemen. He found Miss Kanter pinned by a cabinet and a pile of bricks that had fallen on her leg. Flames were shooting up the side of the building as if from a furnace fire. The . flames were only four feet above the girl's head. "Don't leave me! Please don't leave me!" She pleaded. jars," said Decker. "We tried]could." to pry her out but couldn't. Then i Decker said he knew there \ her. She insisted on walking out He told a coworker, Orlando'of there, although I don't know omez, 32, to get a bar. I how she did it. We went down a "He brought back two iron!back staircase as fast as we Gomez lifted the cabinet and I pulled her out. Then Gomez helped me take her out. There was so much smoke and we were coughing and she was saying, 'Which way can we go?' but we managed to find our way out. "She wouldn't let us carry ROCKFORD, HI. (AP) - The Carl Smiths converted their dealing system from oil to gas last fall and when their son, Michael, was home on leave from the service at Christmas, he disconnected the oil tank from the filler pipe. Friday, while the Smiths were away from home, a fuel oil truck pulled up in front of the house. Naturally. Two hundred gallons all over the cellar. Mrs. Smith said Michael is going to remove the filler pipe the next time he's home. (Continued trom Page One) officer of the Senate, there is no room for partisanship. "I am there to preserve the decorum and dignity of that body. But when I step out of that role and act as lieutenant governor, I'm going to work toward building my party in this state." And does he find this admixture of role-playing difficult at times? "Yes," Britt allowed with a chuckle. I"t sometimes has been difficult for me to sit tnere and listen to a lot of oratory (on the Senate, floor) which really is designed for the public and the press and which is slanted along purely partisan lines. "I've been a bit m i f f e d at some of the remarks some «f the fellows have made." And then Britt offered some comments on Mississippi Coun- Lee Bearden of were some drums in the yard that could explode at any minute but, "I just tried not to think about it." The blast disrupted electric power in the area and rocked this community of 18,000, which is 15 miles east of New York City. Flames shof as high as 100 feet from the blazing plant as the fire raged for hours after the first explosion shortly before noon. The cause of the explosions was not immediately known. Unofficial estimates were that damage costs would be several million dollars. "Don't worry, won't leave you, honey, we Decker as- ty's Sen. J. Leachville: "Listen, you know these remarks might come back to haunt me some day, because, after all, he is a Democrat, but I've just got to say this: he's certainly a statesman. "Lee's a steadying Influence in the Senate. I have a great amount of respect for him and you can tell your people that he makes a very fine senator, indeed." + * * Britt had a parting word: "Would you please convey to the people of Mississippi County Arkansas News Briefs WASHINGTON (AP) - A team of federal experts will visit Little Rock Feb. 24 for talks with Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller to acquaint him with federal assistance programs now available. Farris Bryant, director of the Office of Emergency Planning, who will head the team, said the group would fly to Baton Rouge, La., for a meeting with Gov. John McKeithen later in the day. Bryant's team includes officials of federal departments and agencies handling the programs and others who are closely connected with the programs. EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) Homicide and suicide was ruled n the deaths of an El Dorado couple whose bodies were found in their home Friday night. Assistant Union County Coroner Wilfred McKinney said Mr. and Mrs. Walter Medica, both about 30, had been shot ui the head with a 38-caliber pistol and Blytheville my regrete? sent a telegram and hope it gets there and can be read at the banquet, but I feel badly about this. "Maybe they'll invite me up there again." Remember Pay Your Paper Boy Celibacy Review Mounts on Vatican Medical Delivery TOKYO (AP) - Six Americans and a Japanese sailed today from Misaki, south of Tokyo, aboard 50-foot ketch to pick up $10,000 cargo of medical supplies for North Vietnam. UFO Case Solved YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP). "I'm not going to worry about these things until I can see the little men waving." With that, Police Chief Ray Walton of Ypsilanti closed the file on the latest report of flying saucers in Michigan. Police received several telephone calls Thursday night from persons who reported seeing unidentified flying objects in the Ypsilanti-Ann Arbor area. Later, a telephone caller told police that a friend of his was launching weather balloons with flares attached — accounting for the UFO reports, and Friday police otaed out th< ease. NOTICE IN THE PROBATE COURT OF THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Florine Jarboe, deceased. No. 4469 Last known address of decedant: 506 West Walnut Street, Blytheville, Arkansas Date of death: January 21,1967. Ti;c undersigned was appointed administrator of the estate of the above-named decedent on the 10th day of February, 1967, All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the notice first published estate. Tliis 18th day of February, 1967. GEOKGE R. GREEN (Administrator) 219 Walker Boulevard, Blytheville, Arkansas Marcus Evrarcl, Title Insurance Building, 118 West Walnut Street, Blytheville, Arkansas By BENNETT M. BOLTON I VATICAN CTIY (AP) Pressure was said today to be increasing inside the Vatican or a major review of Roman Catholicism's clerical celibacy •ule, as more priests abandon heir vows for marriage. "It can hardly be avoided," said one expert here who foresaw such a study in commenting on the latest case from England — the decision Friday sy a 27-year-old missionary, the Rev. Arnold McMahon, to take wife. Some sources cautioned, however, that any Vatican-ordered review was likely .to change only the way young seminarians are introduced to the prospect of lifetime celibacy and not bring about a relaxation of the church'sc elibrate tradition. They said celibacy was rapidly matching birth control as the toughest problem throughout the church in need of an answer. Far more is involved in the over "defecting priests," it was explained, than the recent English cases. Father McMahon, a member of the Divine Word religious order who was disciplined three years ago for publicly favoring contraception for married Catholics, said in London that he was marrying an American Catholic girl. McMahon said he wanted to find a way to remain hi the church and campaign for the according to those in the Vatican who handle such files. Other priests simply leave for marriage without asking re- Paul VI quietly sent ease. Pope word to all the bishops in 1965 on simplified ways to proceed in dealing with priests who have married and want to return to (he church's sacraments. A iriest incurs automatic excommunication if he marries. Power to ligt the excommunication must come from the Pope. Celibay became mandatory .!\ the fifth century and was upheld by a church council in 1123 and by later councils. The church does not teach that celibacy is required by divine law, but rather that it is a long established discipline. The 1962-1365 Vatican Ecumenical Council reaffirmed celibacy as a benefit to the priest hood while nMing that it is "not demanded by the very nature of the priesthood." Religious Events Set The second quarterly conference and installation service for the Negro Ministerial Alliance have been scheduled for the next several days. The conference will be held at the Bethel A.M.E. Church on Coleridge Street on Sunday Feb. 10. Elder J. M. Watkins and at 3 p.m. Rev. J. C. Crier of portedly request the Vatican to release them from their vows. Various reasons are cited in the Attorney (or Administrator. \ petitions but celibacy problems 3-18, ft'are molt frequently mentioned, fellowship message. The installation Is scheduled for Feb. 22 through Feb. 2fi at (ho St. Paul Church. All persons art invited to attend. Kasche Rasche New Penney Manager Harold Rasehe, formerly a St. Louis group merchandiser for J. C. Penny Co., has been named manager of the company's store in Blytheville effective Feb. 3. Rasche, a native of Cape Girardeau, has been with Penny since 1954 and has worked with the company in Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. He and his wife Maxine plan to make their home at 1112 Country Club Road. They have twin daughters age nine, Tara and Lisa. Rasche is a member of the Methodist Church and will join ihe first Methodist Church locally. He is 34 years old and a veteran of the Korean War. He attended Southeast Missouri State College in Cape Girardeau. Rasche replaces Carl England who resigned the company recently. iiinuiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiiiiininiiiiiiniiiniiiiiiiiniiiiiiisiiii) Itrtcei BJ FUNERAL HOME DIGNITY 8AM MURnATJOH, wrvlcei Sunday 3:30 p.m., Tvlnlty Baptist Church.

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