The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 3, 1965 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 3, 1965
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 61—NO. 14 BLYTHEVILLK, ARKANSAS SATURDAY, APRIL S, 1965 8 PAGES nvtcBnv East Germans Harass Traffic Into Berlin By JOHN FIEHN BERLIN (AP) - East Germany continued for the third straight day today to harass civilian traffic into Berlin. The move apparently was a protest against session next week's scheduled of the West German parliament in West Berlin. vehicles waiting to enter the superhighway at the Helmstedt checkpoint was more than three miles long. It included more than 200 Berlin-bound trucks. The slowdown did not affect Allied military traffic which is checked through by the Soviets. Only air travelers are not sub- West German customs offi- * ct to Communist controls. cials reported it took motorists more than three hours to pass' East Germany announced Fri- more man uiree nuuis io pass i . _,_u t iu-t <•„.,;»« t,~A jpacf Communist checkpoints at the dan ^J 1 ' «* ^tta " £ western and eastern ends of the I ®^*™£J™*$ ££, 110-mile autobahn that connects West Berlin with West Germany. * * * By last midnight, the line of CHAIRMAN - A. C. Owens scale maneuvers west of Berlin starting Monday and lasting all week. This led to speculation that the exercise was set to coincide with the parliamentary meeting. The official East German news agency ADN said the maneuvers would "test the state of training troops had achieved in the winter training program," and would be held under "aggravated fighting conditions." Communist border guards at Marienborn —the East German side of the Helmstedt checkpoint —turned back parliamentarian Johannes Mueller Friday night. He was on his way to the special session of the lower house. * * * East German Premier Willy Stoph had warned earlier in the week that the Berlin meeting of Parliament could have serious consequences. The East Germans maintain i West Berlin is not part of West Americans Blast Vital Bridge MIG JETS JUMP U.S. PLANES Driven Away By US. Navy Craft By JOHN T. WHEELER Associated Press Writer SAIGON, Viet Nam (AP) Three Communist MIG jet fighters jumped U.S. Navy aircraft today as the American planes blasted out a vital bridge link in North Viet Nam's major north-south coastal rail and road route only 65 miles south of Hanoi, the Red capital. It marked the first time American aircraft have encountered Communist planes in the Vietnamese war. Navy planes chased the MIGs but the Communist planes slipped away in a spokesman Capt. haze, Navy George H. Whistler said. He did not believe the American planes got close enough to fire during the pursuit. Whistler did * not say what model of the Soviet-built MIG was involved, or what national markings they bore. But North Viet Nam is known to have some old MIG15 and MIG17 air- j ing Route 1. craft. They are not believed to i Thirty aircraft from the 7th possess any of the sophisticated j Fleet carriers Hancock and Cor' al Sea had attacked the bridge, across the Nam Ma River, this morning, but caused only moderate damage. Pilots reported a heavy haze restricted visibility. * * * A second attack was ordered this afternoon and 30 Al Sky- raiders and A4 jet attack planes dumped 500 - and 1,000 - pound bombs on the bridge, dropping one span into the river. In all, 60 tons of bombs were dropped. MIG21s. Whistler said the Red jets appeared on the scene and made a pass on one U.S. aircraft. He said he did not know if the MIGs fired but he assumed they did and had missed the Navy plane. Apparently the Navy planes did not score any hits either. Whistler said the attack was completely successful in sever- One Navy F8 Crusader Jet was hit by antiaircraft fire during the afternoon raid. The pilot landed safely at Da Nang Airbase in South Viet Nam, with a hydraulic system failure. U.S. Air Force jet fighters also raided North Viet Nam, but did not contact any enemy planes. They struck at Thanh Hoa, a city of more than one million, also on Route 1, 80 miles south of Hanoi. In Saigon, a city-wide search was launched for a Viet Cong has been named rural chair- I Germany. The West Germans, man for the Chlckasawba Dis- wno regard themselves as the trict Chapter of American Red Crow. Owens, appointed by Chapter Chairman Paul Hugh- CS, wiU handle fund-raising in the ana outside Blytheville. only legal government for all of Germany, claim Berlin i) their historic capital and that Bonn is only the provisional seat of government. Former Actor Held In Death Of Wife PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Tom Neal, dropped by the movies after a 1951 scandal but in recent years a successful landscaper in this wealthy desert resort, is in jail booked on suspicion of his young pretty wife. today, killing The body of Gail Neal, 29- year-old receptionist at a Palm Springs tennis club, was found Friday in the couple's home. She had been shot through the head and partially covered by a blanket. * * * Neal, 51 and graying but still trim and handsome, surrendered and was jailed without bail pending arraignment Monday. He made no statement. Neal achieved prominence In films of the 1940s, but that ended in 1951 when he had a fist fight with actor Franchot Tone over the affections of blonde actress Barbara Payton, who was once engaged to each man. * * * Neal. who said he had been an amateur boxer and an athlete at Northwestern University, appeared in he-man roles in many films, including "Behind the Rising Sun," "Another Thin Man," "The Flying Tigers," 'The Unknowns" and "First Yank Into Tokyo." His first wife, actress Vicky ization, feed grain stabilization, Lan e, divorced him in 1949. His farm facilities loans, emergency , secon( j w jf e> Patricia, died of and disaster programs. ] cancer in 1958. He married the Also named to the committee ( f ormer Gail Evatt four years were Chauncey L. Denton Jr. of < ago at L as Vegas, Nev. They Tyronza, Mark Glover of Rison,j liad no children, although Neal Joe Ray of Danville and Gus ; has a son> now 8> by Ws secon d Marion Negro Named To ASC LITTLE ROCK (AP) —John Gammon Jr. of Marion became Friday the first Negro appointed to the Arkansas Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee. Gammon, a graduate of Arkansas AM&N College, was among five men named to the committee by Agriculture Secretary Orville L. Freeman. The state ASC committees administers Agriculture Department programs for price support, crop control, wheat stabil- Cancer Crusade Lists Chairmen Mrs. C. G. Redman, crusade chairman for the 1965 cancer drive, has announced community chairmen for North Mississippi County. They are: Mrs. J. C. Ellis, Jr., Armorel- Barfield; Mrs. R. A. Scott, Blackwater- Shady Grove; Mrs. Ray Harrison, Blytheville block; Mrs. C. C. Council, Blytheville business; Mrs. Bettie Vann, Blytheville Negro business; Mrs. A. E. Wiley, Blytheville U.S. Planning To Add Several Thousand To Viet Nam Force Negro block; Mrs. Paul Spur; Miss Marjorie Hale, Burdette; Mrs. Wesley D. Davis, Calumet-Woodland Corner; Mrs. Bernard Milligan, Carmi; Mrs. Ausie Young, Cole Ridge; Mrs. Dallas Brownlee, Dell; Mrs. Mary Scrape, Dogwood Ridge; Mrs. Barney Cozard, Flat Lake; Mrs. Leon Davis, Gosnell; Mrs. Claude Duncan, Half Moon; Mrs. Taft Metzgar, Hickman- Huffman; Mrs. Barbara Edwards, Leachville; Mrs. Max Riggs, Lone Oak Mrs. Aaron Williams, Lost Cane; Mrs. Mary Lutes, Lute's Corner; Mrs. Bert Williams, Manila; Mrs. J. E. Gunter, New Liberty; Mrs. Reece Moore, No. 9; Mrs. J. L. Gurley, Promised I Land-Clear Lake; By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) - Ambassador Maxwell D. Taylor is going back to Saigon with plans to add several thousand Americans to the U.S. force in South Viet Nam. He also intends to see another 160,000 South Vietnamese added to the fight against the Communist Viet Cong this year, raising the country's total to about 700,000. Taylor completed a week of policy conferences with Presi- Deaton, Brown dent Johnson and top officials Wade Simpson, Rose- Mrs, land; Mrs. Paul Long. Sandv Ridge; Gerald Hancock, Tomato; Mrs. R. G. Edwards, Wnistle- ville; Mrs. Jack Pollard, Yarbro. The business drive will open April 12. The house-to-house drive and rural communities will begin April 20, which is "C Day" for the state. Pugh of Portland. wife. Hanks to Be Glover, the chairman, and • Denton were reappointed. Glover said the committee would _ CIA/ D ho'd its first meeting next week, i Ull 9Tf "TOOTORI A backlog of work for ths ASC committee has developed since appointments of the previous committeemen e x p i r ed Dale E. Hanks, rehabilitation counselor at Blytheville, will be among six staff members of the Jan. 1. New appointments were j Arkansas Rehabilitation Service delayed while the Agriculture who wjll be on the program o{ T: :\mcnt checked on crop plant.ngs and acreage allotments in the state. Thomas Cachet, an official of the farm programs division of ('•e A. r C. has been at Little Rock shea Fsb. 8 assisting in the investigation. A. C. Mower; Jr., executive director of the state ASCS, said the investigation of planting in 32 Arkansas counties was compete and i!-e findings had been tur.icd o v f r Io counly ASC conv the southwest regional conference of the National Rehabilitation Association in Oklahoma City, April 4-5. Other Arkansas participants will include Don W. Russell, director of the Rehabilitation Service; R. L. Urton, chief of rehabilitation service; Dr. Gerald H. Fisher, Administrator of the Hot Springs RehabiWr'ion Center; Don Carter, rehab,iila- (ion counselor at West Mem- NCA Approves Leachville LeachvUle High School this week was given membership in the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Action on the Leachville application was taken at an NCA meeting in Chicago. Monette and Nettleton were among other Arkansas schools qualifying for membership in the association. laratn. for local dealings with phi!, and Sam M. Wilkw. sup- •rvtoor of Strvtou for to Btad. Will Discuss Security Needs LONDON (AP) - Tan Siew Sin, Malaysia's finance minister, says he will discuss Malaysia's security problems during a visit to Washington. The Malaysian official leaves London Sunday to sign an agreement for a |25 million U.S. loan to Kelp the troubled South- AMI Ajlftl ladtfattoft'a MflBflfli* here Friday. He leaves Wash- ington tonight to return to his embassy, heavily damaged by a terrorist bombing Tuesday. The conferences reportedly confirmed present major strategy, including continued air strikes against Communist North Viet Nam and extensive use of air as well as ground forces against Viet Cong concentrations in the South. * * * The aim is to convince North Viet Nam it cannot win in the South and that it can get peace only by halting infiltration of troops and arms. infiltration and supply bases In the North began Feb. 7. Officials here say so far they see no sign North Viet Nam ii changing its mind about the There have been reports from abroad of a weakening in Hanoi's determination, but these have been discounted by officials here, including Johnson. Taylor told a news conference after a meeting of the National Security Council Friday he thinks the chances of Red Chinese intervention in the Viet- Around of air strikes against | namese war are very slight. He did not elaborate, but offi cials said privately there is no evidence of Red Chinese preparations for intervention. They also said they believe in tervention would be against Chi na's interests since it could lead to a much larger war in Southeast Asia. * * * Johnson said of Taylor's visit: "He has completed a very useful and productive week of exchange of views and discussions." Johnson said Taylor would return for consultations in intervals of six weeks to two months. Dissatisfied Africans Seek To Leave Soviet By FRED COLEMAN MOSCOW (AP) — The mysterious death of a young Ghanaian two weeks ago has triggered new efforts by dissatisfied African students to leave the Soviet Union, informed sources said today. The students have been protesting in various ways. Some have boycotted classes. A few have found the money to leave the country. * * * A group of Kenyan students staged a sit-in demonstration last week at a railroad station in Baku, the Soviet oil city on the Caspian Sea. Diplomatic sources said student complaints covered racial, financial and educational issues. They said the death of Ghanaian student George Dku in Baku two weeks ago was the latest incident in a series of grievances. Ghanaian sources have said they believe Daku was murdered. Soviet police are investigating. * * * The case recalled the death of another Ghanaian student in December 1963 which caused a furor. African students said he had been murdered by Russians to prevent his marriage to a Russian girl. About 500 Africans stormed Red Square to protest Iris death. Chinese students are reported :rying to heat up another African demonstration over the re- Dust Bowl Area Facing Disaster cent death. African students, bent on however, appeared leaving the country. * * * After last week's sit-in at Baku, the Kenyan ambassador io Moscow, Adala Otuko, went to the city to discuss grievances with the students. About 200 students from Kenya arrived here last October to study in Moscow, Leningrad and Baku. Most were older and had bel- ter educational backgrounds than students from other African countries taking courses IN IOV1ET « Pap I By OVID A. MARTIN AP Farm Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -Farm officials are keeping a watchful eye on drought-plagued areas of the Great Plains, fearful that the region may undergo again the disaster of the dust storms of the 1930s. Twice as much land as a year ago has been damaged by winter and spring winds. They have whipped up the loose, dry soil to bring heavy losses in resources and damage to adjacent lands where the soil is being held intact by crops and grasses. * * * The great bulk of the eroded land is in the southern Great Plains —mainly in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas, and southern Nebraska. Much of this region has suffered two years of drought. There is no quick cure save rains which replenish top and subsoils. Yet no Agriculture Department officials expect the situation to approach the seriousness of the 1930s, when the so-called "black blizzards" lifted thousands of tons of soil from the parched earth, carried them to upper-air circuits and deposited them on areas hundreds of miles away. * * * Those storms drove thousands of farmers from the land and brought economic hardship not only to the farming areas but to rural towns and communities. Under the leadership of the department's Soil Conservation Service and local soil conservation districts, farmers in the Great Plains have learned much about tying their soil down and preventing economic disaster of the proportions suffered 30 years ago. * * * The service was set up at the instigation of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The agency has assembled and maintained staffs of engineers trained in soil management and conservation. Through research and experimentation it has shown landowners how to beat the winds by wine • wM* •< practices for holding soil In place. * * * President Johnson believes landowners should bear a part Artist Won't Play Pioneer, Faces Eviction COLUMBIA, Calif. (AP) — Charles Surendorf, a 56-year- oT'the"'co s rHrwants°'th°em°to old ._ artist , who , wouldn '. t trade hi * pay up to 50 per cent of the cost of technical assistance provided by soil engineers in the installation of soil and water conservation projects. In addition, he wants to cut $100 million from the $220 million the federal government has been providing each year for farmers who carry out approved conservation practices. Most organized farm groups | oppose a reduction in conservation payments and the plan to shift costs to landowners. Artificial Heart Keeps Dog Alive HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) - Doctors at Baylor University College of Medicine are studying the body of a female dog they kept alive Friday for 314 hours with an artificial heart and then destroyed in the interest of sci- could keep the animal ence. We alive for quite a while," Dr. C. William Hall said shortly sfter the dog's heart was relaced with one made of a silicone-like material called silastic. "But our job here is to learn everything we can about the effects of an artificial heart. We will sacrifice the animal in a few hours after we get blood samples and then we will do an autosy to see what effect the new heart had on tissues of the body." At 3 p.m. they turned off the air generator powering the mechanical heart. Patient 403, given no other name and of undisclosed breed, died. The heart device was designed and built at Rice University. It weighs less than half a pound and is about 22 inches in conservative brown tweed suit for a 49ers' costume, is packing up his canvases and closing his gallery after 18 years in this restored gold rush town. * * * Surendorf said Friday he will not contest the state's legal action to evict him. "It would cost me too much," he said. "They have all the taxpayers' money behind them." zSurendorf has been running a one-man show at his gallery since 1947. When the state took over the town and restored its buildings as a monument to the gold rush era, others signed concession contracts agreeing to wear clothing of the miners of that day. * * * Not Surendorf. "Why should I wear tume?" he asked. "The state is making the place a carnival. I'm not going to be party to a fraud." How did the costume idea get started? "Two old ladies who have very ugly legs thought this up." he said. "They wanted to cover them up with those long skirts and the State Park Commission went along." * * • Surendorf was under orders to conform to the clothing order or close his shop by midnight Thursday. But Friday morning he opened his gallery, dressed as usual in a tweed suit. Word of legal action by the state to evict him, however, changed the artist's mind. On Wednesday he will put everything In storage. "I'm not going to move out. I've got three kids to support. I think I'll start a book on Columbia, about the state and its part in Columbia from the beginning. How it has prostituted the town, really changed its complexion," htsaid. sedan reported loaded with explosives and destined for a terrorist attack on the U.S. Information Service or the nearby Caravelle Hotel. * * * American and Vietnamese security forces swung into action as intelligence sources reported the new Communist death plot aimed at downtown Saigon. Only last Tuesday, a Viet Cong drove a car loaded with approximately 250 pounds of explosives to the U.S. Embassy. The blast which followed killed 2 Americans and 20 other persons and wounded 52 Americans and 134 others. Intelligence sources said then similar attacks were planned on the USIS building and on a complex of buildings which servej as an American bachelor officers' quarters in Cholon, th« Chinese section of Saigon. * * * Vietnamese employes of USI| were evacuated from the building. American employes r» mained at their desks until noon, the normal quitting tim« on Saturday. A skeleton staff manned the building this afternoon. Activity at the Caravelle Hotel, one block away from the information service, appeared normal. U.S. officials in Washington disclosed, meanwhile, that several thousand more American servicemen will be sent to South Viet Nam in the months ahead, beefing up the resent U.S. military strength of about 28,009 men. * * * U.S. Ambassador Maxwell D. Taylor, winding up a week's talks with President Johnson and other top-level officials, said more men and equipment would be added to the American force. But he said, "I am not anticipating a large increase." Taylor did report plans fof increasing the size South Viet Nam's 160,000 military men to force, adding the country's present 530,000-man force under arms. Taylor leaves Washington tonight for Saigon. His conferences reportedly reconfirmed resent major strategy against the Communists. This includes continued air strikes against North Viet Nam and the extensive use of air as well as ground forces against Viet Cong guerrilla concentrations in the South. * * * One of the biggest such actions in recent months was under way in the sugar cane fields and forest swamplands 2 miles west of Saigon. Fighter - bombers showered tons of napalm fire bombs on the Communist stronghold today and a fresh battalion of government troops drove through the smoldering cane stuble to engage the Viet Cong. A searing temperature of 100 degrees and heat from the flames made combat conditions virtually unbearable. The battle already has cost four American dead and at least six American wounded. Reports said the Vietnamese had suffered five rangers dead and twelve wounded. ifliiiiniHiiiiiiit miiimimiiiiniiii WEATHER Illllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllillllll ARKANSAS — Mostly cloudy and mild with showers and a few thunderstorms through Sunday. High today mostly in 70s, Low tonight 56-66. High ywtwdiy— 70 Ov«ral|l» low— M Mwn tcrapmturt— It * ^Precipitation Jta. 1 to thfc 4ttM Sum* todtT-e:M •unrlM tomonwT— 3:«t Thin THt« A T«r Af* Hl«h TKUrdiy— 73 Ovtrntiht lew— 43 JM. I M thlt MtM

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