The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 8, 1967 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 8, 1967
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. W-NO. w BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS (72315) SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 1967 10 PAGES TEN CENTS VOX POPULI - Some of the 489 'delegates to the 28th annual Arkansas Association of Student convention yesterday clustered in front of the First Baptist Church on Walnut, waiting to vote on next year's executive schools. Elected were Fuller High School of Little Rock, president; Conway High School, vice-president; West Memphis High School, secretary and next year's host; and Southside High School of Fort Smith, reporter. Of the 489 delegates gathered in Blytheville for the convention, 299 were from out-of-town, 101 were sponsors and 89 local delegates. The convention ended last night. (Courier News Photo) Quiet Talks to Contrast with Demonstrations HH to Relax in Brussels By FRED CHEVAL BRUSSELS. Belgium (AP — Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey flew from Paris to Brussels today for the last stop on Dateline April 8 PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay (AP)—Foreign ministers begin work today on a final draft of intsr-American social and economic development plans, in preparation for next week's summit meeting of 19 American nations. Secretary of State Dean Rusk, who arrived Friday, said the three-day meeting starting Wednesday will help set the course of inter-American development for decades. • PANMUNJOM, korea (AP) — The United Nations command and Communist North Korea traded strongly worded charges and countercharges today regarding a Wednesday border incident in which at least four North Korean Communists were killed. U. S. Army Maj. Gen. Richard G. Ciccolella accused the Communists of committing "the most serious and flagrant violation thus far" of the 1953 Korean armistice. He said three Communists with rifles and pistols in hand advanced toward an American guardpost across the military demarcation line. • . NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) Dist. Atty. Jim Garrison has a week to answer a motion to quash a perjury indictment against Dean A. Andrews Jr., accused of lying before the grand jury probing an alleged conspiracy in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Andrews asked Friday that the indictment be quashed. Criminal Dist. Judge Frank Shea gave Garrison seven days to answer the motion. The court took under study another motion by Andrews to extend to May 1 the deadline for filing special pleadings. • SEOUL, South Korea (AP) A twin-engine South Korean air force transport plummeted into a teeming slum and exploded today. Rescuers reported 49 dead and 30 injured, and feared that the toll would go higher. The crash set ofi a huge fire that trapped many victims in- iide their wooden houses. The injured included 13 high school students who jumped from second-floor classrooms after the C\ exploded SO yardi irom KhooL his European tour and what was expected to be a relaxed weekend of conferences and ceremony. . Premier Paul Van Den Boey- nants greeted Humphrey and his wife at Melsbroeck Air Force Base, saying. "You just arrived as friends, and along them, you are welcomed." "We welcome and value the efforts which you and your country and the people of Europe are making to build a new and vital community within Europe," Humphrey said. "In no way do we regard a strong, uniting Europe as being in conflict with our tow interests or with the interests of peace." Few issues are pending between the United States and Belguim. More problems may be raised in the vice president's talk with Walter Hallstein, president of the European Common Market Executive, than in his meeting with Belgian Foreign Minister Pierre Harmel * * * Humphrey had been scheduled to stay 24 hours in Brussels but Belgian officials said he added a day to his visit for a rest. As Humphrey left Orly Airfield in Paris, about 240 youths waved banners, scattered leaflets and shouted for peace in Vietnam in a renewal of anti- America demonstrations called by the French Communist party. Police confined the youths to a parking lot and rooftop ter- races several hundred yards from the vice president. Shouts of "Johnson free Vietnam!" and "U.S. murderers!" came from the mob. In a prepared statement before leaving Paris, Humphrey thanked President Charles de Gaulle and other French officials "for the frank and fruitful discussions in which I participated." "We leave Paris impressed with »ie strength and well-being of the French nation, and with a deep feeling that our common heritage and values will bind us together now and in the future," Humphrey said. The vice president returns home Monday after a 15-day tour of European capitals during which he was the target of hecklers in Britain, West Germany, as well as France. On Humphrey's schedule today was luncheon with King Baudouin at Laeken Palace, followed by talks with Harmel and oKier officials and a reception in the Senate building. A Belgian government source said Humphrey's visit was an American initiative and "it will thus be up to us to listen to what the vice president came to tell us." Harmel was expected to bring up two favorite subjects: Reform of the North Atlantic alliance and rapprochement between East and West Europe. Hallstein was to be Humphrey's host at supper tonigdt. Both men want the Kennedy Round of trade talks in Geneva successfully concluded and both are interested in a nuclear nonproliferation treaty. Money problems between the United States and Europe may also come up. Humphrey's talks with De Gaulle Friday were becloudec by chanting demonstrators fighting between police and protesters, a burned American flag torn from the American cathedral and a banner hunf from the first froom of the Eiffel Tower saying, "Humphrey go home.' Anti-Vietnam war demonstrators, spurred by the Communist party newspaper, threw eggs, paint, and leaflets, while 'brawling with police and chanting, "Humphrey-assassin: Humphrey completed a heavy program, including speeches a the NATO Council, luncheon with De Gaulle and wreath-laying ceremonies, unscathed, although two cars in his motorcade were splashed with white paint. Shortly before Humphrey returned to his hotel at dusk police wrestled a mob estimatec at 4,000 away from the Place de la Concorde in front of the hole and the adjoining American Embassy. Police said 160 persons were arrested and 46 policemen injured during the day. Observers, however, said the protests were minor compared with some demonstrations over Algerian independence. Romney Backs LBJ On Vietnam Policy By WALTER R. MEARS HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Michigan Gov. George Romney vows a Republican White House under his command would not yield to Communist terms in Vietnam. Democrats said Romney's position would lessen the war's impact as a presidential campaign issue. Republican Sen. Thruston B. Morton of Kentucky said Romney spoke the view of an American majority — "(hat we should follow the lead of the President" in the Asian conflict. The White House called the Michigan governor's words "a strong endorsement of the administration's position on Vietnam." There was Romney criticism, too, but the White House dismissed that as "a few partisan morsels. .." For Romney, moving toward a bid for nomination to chal- enge President Johnson in 1968, Fridajr aigbt'i ifw«ik JM •< crucial precampaign test. His supporters were convinced he had passed. One influential Republican who privately has expressed misgivings about Romney said the governor had strengthened his political position. He said a specific position on the war was crucial to Romney's budding candidacy. QUORUM COURT MEETS MONDAY The Mississippi County Quorum Court will meet Monday in the Osceola Courthouse. The court is composed of justices of the peace from throughout the county who are charged with the responsibility of settling the county budget. One of the main topics expected to come up for the discussion is the possibility of installing elevators in the courthouses at Ely- Ihwilte and OraoU, •••»««>.';*. The position Romney tool;: "It is unthinkable that the United States withdraw from Vietnam. . . "Our military effort must succeed. I believe that we must use military force as necessary to rcoucc or cut off the flow of men and supplies from North Vietnam, to knock out enemy main force units, and to provide a military shield for the south. We must give our gallant fighting men our full support." Romney unveiled his Vietnam policy before more than 500 persons at a black-tie dinner celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Hartford Times. "Basically, he comes out in full support of Lyndon Johnson," said Sen. Abraham Ribi- coff, D-Conn., who was there. 'A few more statements like this and Vietnam ceases to be a political issue. It seems the Republican party has accepted the position of the Democratic party SM ROMNEY «• Paft I Call for Buddha's-Birthday Cease-Fire South Viets Eye Extended Peace By GEORGE MCARTHUR Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - South Vietnam proposed today a one-day cease-fire despite the threat of expanded warfare in the demili- :arized zone, and offered to discuss with North Vietnam the possibility of a longer truce. With concurrence of the United States and her other allies, South Vietnam proposed a 24- lour truce for May 23, the birthday of Buddha. It proposed meeting representatives of North Vietnam in the demilitarized zone at the Ben Hai Bridge to esnsider a possible extension. Expanded fighting in the zone bas been matter of mounting concern. The U.S. mission disclosed that six nurses were evacuated from Hue, biggest city near the zone, and that preparations bave been made to evacuate about 50 other American civilians in the two northernmost provinces of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese are known to have some 35,000 soldiers in the immediate area ol the demilitarized zone. Some U. S. officials occasionally have voiced fears of a direct Red invasion across the DMZ. Tension began to mounl when the North Vietnamese attacked the South Vietnamese civil police post Wednesday am followed the next day with a wave of pre-dawn attacks on Quang Tri City just 10 miles to the south. South Vietnamese Premier Nguyen Cao Ky formally protested the attack on the police post and Chief of State Nguyen Van Thieu threatened to invade the north or bomb Hanoi. Today, with a temporary lul! tested the attack on the police post and Chief of State Nguyen Van Thieu threatened to invade the north or bomb Hanoi. If the truce proposal is agreec on, it will be the fourth cease fire in less than four months There was a two-day truce las Mrs. Afflick Dies Suddenly; Rites Sunday Mrs. Frances Reagan Afflick 68, died suddenly at Chickasaw Hospital yesterday. Mrs. Afflick had lived in Ely theville for about 40 years. She was a graduate of Centre Col lege (Kentucky). A native of St. Louis, she was raised in Helena and was the daughter of the late Mr. anc Mrs. John Reagan. In Blytheville, she was a tireless civic worker. She had been active in PTA work and was a longtime trustee of Blytheville Public Library. In addition, she actively participated in the library's administration as a volunteer worker up until the time of her death. She was a member of PEO and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church where she was a member of the Altar Guild and took an active role in many of its projects. She leaves her husband, tales W. Afflick, and one son, Charles W. Afflick, Jr., both of Blytheville; One daughter, Mrs. W. R. Harigan, of West Hartford, Conn., and six grandchildren. Services will be held tomorrow afternoon at the home, with mrial in Elmwood Cemetery, Cobb Funeral Home in charge. The family has requested that any memorials be directed to the BlythevUle Library or St. Stephen's Church. Pallbearers will be Harry W. laines, J. A. Leech, Harry Kirby, U. S, Branson, Everett B. Get ud Russell Phillip, . Christmas, another on New Year's and a third lasting four days to observe Tet, the Buddhist lunar new year in February. Today, with a temporary lull n action along the buffer zone, the South Vietnamese proposed the 24-hour truce. They included safeguards t-i prevent the Reds from resupplying their forces as they did during the February truce. The statement by the Foreign Ministry repeated the South Vietnamese offer to meet at any time with North Vietnamese military officers to discuss a military cease-fire. This offer was made by Premier Ky last month in a note to U.N. Secretary-General U Thant. * * * Buddhist croups around the world had appealed to South Vietnam to observe a truce on Buddha's birthday. Normally the birthday celebrations in Buddhist countries last for one week. The South Vietnamese statement said the truce proposal was made with the concurrence of all the powers which took part in last vear's Manila conference — the United States, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and South Vietnam. The air war over North Vietnam continued unabated despite Hie lull on thp ground. American pilots flew 102 missions over the north Friday and four destroyers bombarded ths coast — including the Turner Joy which was hit by a Red shore battery. The Turner Joy, accompanied by the destroyer Duncan, had moved inshore to bombard a string of barges near dusk when a Red shell blew an 18-inch hoi* in her superstructure. NATO: More US Missiles Needed WASHINGTON (AP) — America's European allies apparently back Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara's contention that the best defense against nuclear attack is a potent missile offense. Defense ministers of seven North Atlantic Treaty Organization members were reported to have shown litle interest in antiballistic missile defense systems during the two-day meeting of NATO's nuclear planning group which ended Friday. Instead, sources said, they urged expansion of the U.S. missile striking force. McNamara is said to have told them the United States has five to six limes as many deliverable mi- dear warheads as the Soviet Union. Some members of Congress are urging that the Unied States develop and deploy an antiballistic missile — ABM — defense system to shield key American citjes. Their interest is spurred by deployment of more effective offenive missiles. * * * He has said deplosing ABMs would only add fuel to the offensive arms race by requiring the United States and Soviet Union to develop more sophisticated offensive weapons. At President Johnsons request, the Soviets recently opened negotiations with U.S. envoys aimed at forestalling an ABM race beteen the to nations. But the Soviets are believed to have insisted that the talks include limiting offensive nuclear weaponry as well. McNamara reportedly told other NATO defense chiefs that the United States now possesses Mrs. Cagle's Services Monday Mrs. Claude Cagle, 64, of 803 West Ash died early this morning in Chickasawba Hospital. Born in Dresden, Tenn., she had lived here about 40 years. She was formerly the owner and operator of the Goff Hotel. She was a Methodist. She leaves a son, James Jerry Cagle of Ely theville; Three brothers, Jack Cantrell of Chicago, Clarence Cantrell of Jackson, Tenn., and Mertaugh Cantrell of Trenton, Tenn.; Two sisters, Mrs. May Kilzer of Trenton and Mrs. Pauline Spray of Memphis; And five grandchildren. Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Cobb Funeral Home chapel with Rev. E. H. Hall officiating. Burial will be in Trenon. Pallbearers will be Bill Wiliams, Dewey Hunnicult, Shirley Hipp, Riloy Jones, Tim Williams and Abu Kinnlnghim, I 1,446 intercontinental ballistic missiles, both land and sea based, plus nuclear weapons that can be delivered by 680 long-range bombers. * * * He is said to have estimated Soviet nuclear strength at 470 ICBMs and 155 intercontinental bombers. McNamara is to confer privately today with Defense Min- ister Gerhard Schroeder of West Germany. Their talks are expected to center around financing of U.S. troops stationed in Germany. As the planning group wound up its meeting, Republicans accused the Johnson administration of neglecting NATO and said the nation faces an "overwhelming crisis" with its European allies. No Progress In AFTRA Strike By JEAN HELLER NEW YORK (AP) - , The striking American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and representatives of the three major broadcast networks report no significant progress in their contract dispute, now in its llth day. There was little optimism expressed on either side Friday night and the walkout continued ts disrupt programming. Donald Conaway, executive secretary of the AFL-CIO union, emerged angrily from a five- hour negotiating session and said that a Richmond County, Ga., judge had granted a restraining order barring AFTRA pickets from the CBS telecast of the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta today. He contended that the order, which Would jail pickets, had shoved AFTRA-CBS relationships back "to the 1880." A CBS spokesman said the network had nothing to do with Open House Makes News Mr. and Mrs. Prentis Lowery of Wilson are having open house tomorrow, which wouldn't be anything at all unusual except for the fact that the Lowerys are Negroes and are described as the first members of their race to build and own a home in Wilson. The home was built through a farmers Home Administration loan. Lowery works for Wilson Soya Co. It hasn't been too many years lhat anyone other than the Lee Wilson Company built or owed iomes within the city limits. In those days, the company owned all the real estate within the town. However private home ownership has been encouraged in recent years. State FHA officials are expected to be on hand (or th< 2 . open houM tomorrow. the action. Comment on Conaway's statement was not immediately available from tournament officials. The restraining order was issued by Judge F. Frederick Kennedy on behalf of the Augusta National Golf Course. The talks, which ended shortly after midnight, were the first since AFTRA negotiators walked out of bargaining sessions in Washington last Sunday. The strike knocked Monday night's Academy Awards cere- See STRIKE on Page S Smith Is New Brinkley Superintendent Herbert Smith, superintendent of the Luxora Schools for the past three years, has been Brinkley Public Schools, according to Fred MacDonald, president of the Brinkley School Board. Smith will replace C.B. Partee, who will retire July 1. A graduate of Memphis State University, Smith obtained his Masters degree in administration from George Peabody University at Nashville. He is a native of Greenfield, Tenn., is married and has a 13-year-old daughter. Smith has been an educator for 21 years and has been principal of the junior high and high schools of Osceola. iiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuininiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiim Weather Forecast ARKANSAS - Partly cloudy and * little warmer through Sunday with a few thundershow* ers. • Low tonight 50; north t* 60s south and west.

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