The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 11, 1967 · Page 1
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BLYTHEVDLLE COURIER NEWS iVOL. 63—NO. 21 BLYTHEVILLB, ARKANSAS (72315)! TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 1967 12 PAGES TEN CENTS Dateline April 11 NASHVILLE (AP) - Officials say Stokely Carmichael directly or indirectly provoked the rioting in Nashville. Carmichael says the police are to blame. (Story on Page 12) . • TOKYO (AP) — President Liu Shao-chi may still command a majority in the Chinese Communist party's Central Committee but officials in Peking say his "downfall is definite." Jen Chien-hsin, head of the Asia-Africa-Latin America department of China's Foreign Trade Promotion Commission- was quoted in the newspaper Tokyo Shimbun today as saying Liu's future would be "decided by the people." • NEW YORK (AP) — Military authorities in North Vietnam have permitted two more U.S. prisoners of war to meet Western visitors and to report they were receiving "humane" treat-' ment, the New York Times reported today. The meeting" with the captured airmen were described by a French physician and an American Biochemist, both associated with the Behtrand Russell Peace Foundation, in interviews with the Times. • NEW YORK (AP - Adam Clayton Powell is the overwhelming favorite in today's special election to fill his old House seat. His toughest battle is expected to be against voter complacency. The primary measure of the Harlem Negro Democrats' success will be the size of the voter turnout and the plurality he receives. • DETROIT (AP) - With 5,000 workers idled and other thousands on short shifts at parts- starved plants, the auto industry anticipates a worsening of the situation it blames on the closing of trucking firms across the country. General Motors Corp. laid off 5,000 workers today and shut down truck assembly operations at iis CMC Truck and Coach Division at Pontiac, Mich. • SAIGON (AP) — American warplanes plunged through holes in the clouds Monday to give North Vietnam its second- heaviest pounding since the monsoon rains moved in five months ago. . The 133 raids cost the United States one Air Firce F105 Thun- derchief shot down by Red ground gunners. It was the 503rd American plane reported lost over North Vietnam. NEW YORK (AP) - Old faces reappeared on camera and experienced hands were back at the controls today as network radio and television put taped reruns in storage boxes and returned to normal after its first nationwide strike. Among the first familiar faces to greet viewers during the day were those of NBC "Today" Bhow host Hugh Downs and newscaster Frank Blair. Barbara Walters had the day off, but was expected to rejoin the show Wednesday. NEW YORK (AP)-Directors of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have voted unanimously against Dr. Martin Luther King's proposal to merge the civil rights and peace movements. The NAACP's 80-member board called the plan put forward by King a week ago "a serious tactical mistake" and said fusing the two movements "will serve the cause neither of civil rights nor of peace." • QUEN1BOROUGH, England '(AP) — Four-year-old Bruce Rambaldini heard his father tell his mother they ought to get, rid of the family car. So Bruce set It on fire and burned it out. John Rambaldini, a mechanic, was talking at breakfast Monday about selling his 1958 sedan and buying a new car. The words that stuck in Bruce's mind were: "We ought to get rid of (lie car." ( iNITED STATES 197,000 ATLANTIC OCIAN .'JtAMADOJ 2*3 TRINIDAD AND TQIAGO 975 VENEZUELA'jJsUYANA «47 , , 8,876 ^SsuWNAM (NETM.) FR. GUIANA TAWCA 1,433 MNAMAJ COLOMB 7 A BRAZIL 81,301 | | OAS Members Potential New Members Democratically Eltcted Government- Dictatorship Argentina] Milihny Control 000 I Population in Thousands ARGENTINA OAS MEET —. Latin-American economic integration and economic and social reform are on the agenda for the April 12-14 summit session of the Organization of American States at the Urugayan resort of Punta del Este. To underline U.S. backing for latin development, President Johnson asked Congress for approval in principle of $1.5 billion in aid during the coming five years. With Communist Cuba currently out of the Good Neighbor club, 20 nations are full OAS members. Canada long has been the most important prospective member. Others, former British territories now independent, include Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana. Latins Hoping For Larger US Market By WILLIAM L. RYAN PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay (AP) — President Johnson arrived in Uruguay today to tackle what a U.S. government source described as a choice between "desirable policy and harsh necessity" in his conference with hemisphere chiefs of state. The spacious and manicured grounds of Beaulieu (beautiful place), site of the villa set aside {or him was under tight security measures which had turned a rich man's playground into fortress. Swarms of police and troops surrounded the security zone of three square miles in the villa area. All access in and out of Punta del Este was heavily guarded. Antiaircraft guns were in strategic positions. Destroyer escorts and a communications ship prowled the water just off the coast of the Punta del Sste Peninsula. The official reception for the U.S. President — the bands, the color guards, the salute and the whole gamut of state visit ceremony — was restricted to Montevideo. There, the Comunist registered their protest by publishing a huge banner in red in their newspaper, El Popular, saying "Johnson Go Home." An accompanying photo showed the President's head on a body garbed in Nazi uniform, the right arm upraised in the Hitler a salute. In Punta del Este, the arrival was all business with presidential aides and Secretary of State Rusk waiting to greet him. As the U.S. chief executive left Washington Monday night, Secretary of State Dean Rusk and his colleagues from 18 Latin-American nations continued another long preliminary session trying to iron out difficulties in a proposed declaration for the chiefs of state to make at the end of the conference. A U.S. government source said there would be agreement on a tentative declaration, but it was obvious the foreign ministers would have to leave over some thorny matters for the consideration of their chiefs. One of these was the general question of trade and credits. Another was the preamble to the declaration. There has been no agreement on this after many hours of discussion among the foreign ministers. The United States wanted mention of political considerations, such as resistanme to communism and devotion to democratic processes, but met with stiff resistance. The big snags were in the area of economics, which is what this meeting is all about. The summit conference is billed as an attempt to accelerate the See LBJ on Page 3 Truck Strike Pinch May Hit Consumer WASHINGTON (AP) - A coast-to-coast trucking shutdown pinched the supply lifeline of U.S. merchants and manufacturers today amid predictions consumers soon will feel the squeeze. Cutbacks in auto manufacturing in Michigan and elsewhere, i and forecasts of massive worker layoffs in Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska and Connecticut came as the dispute between the Tern- sters Union and Trucking Employers Inc. continued into its third day. Negotiators for the Teamsters and TEI—whose 1,500 mebers account for 65 per cent of the nation's long-haul trucking- recessed talks at 11:50 p.m. Monday night. Spokesmen for both sides called the day's efforts "useful," but would give no further details. The talks were la resume It- day, with the wage difference reportedly still about 10 cents an hour. The Teamsters are asking a 7 per cent hike to raise the range to from $3.74 to $5.35 an hour. TEI reportedly is offering a 5 per cent jump. TEI locked out the Teamsters Sunday after accusing the union of staging scattered, selective strikes against its members. The Teamsters accused TEI of trying to force President Johnson to invoke the Taft-Hartley Act's 80-day cooling-off period. Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield said Johnson has naked the Justice Department to check the Taft-Hartley Act because "there is some question whether the cooling-off period can be applied In a lockout." General Motors Corp., one of the nation's industrial giants, announced it will suspend truck assembly operation la Pontiac, Mich., beginning today "due to a parts shortage," idling 5,000 workers. Chrysler Corp. cut an eight- hour afternoon shift in half Monday at its Warren, Mich., plant, but hoped for a full day's work today. Ford halved work schedules at its Wayne, Mich., truck plant to "conserve the flow of incoming parts." American Motors slashed the work day at its Kenosha, Wis., assembly line. Forecasts of future shortages came from most parts of the country. Tons of trucking board "piggy-back" freight trains stood unloaded in Chicago rail yards. Thomas Coulter, chief executive officer of the Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry, said food supplies to the nation's second largest city could be cut off if the lockout continues a week. i County Has $700,000 Elevator Plan Killed by Court By G. J. Drott Staff Writer The Mississippi County Quorum Court met yesterday for the first time (his year at 2 p.m. in the Osceola Courthouse, with 63 of the 73 members present for what developed into a complex and controversial two- lour session. During the session it was learned the county has more than $700,000 operating funds. The figure came to light when installing elevators at Osceola and Blytheville courthouses was being discussed. (The measure was finally defeated 33 to 3). In other action, the Court approved a grant of $1,000 to the Mississippi County Rural Developement Authority; County Judge A. A. (Shug) Banks appointed Allen Segraves Virgil Johnson and E. M. Regenold to a committee to investigate the possibility of purchasing the Safeway Supermarket building in Blytheville for use as a county welfare office; and suggestion from Charlie Coleman of D y e s s, to appoint a committe to investigate a definite yearly road improvement program. The meeting started sedately enough with Banks calling the assembly to order. The first order of business was Banks' ruling, based on a check of the statute, that a member of the court could not appoint a proxy to vote in his stead. The question had been broached to the judge prior to the meeting. * * * Hudson Wren of the Rural Developement Authority addressed the court on behalf of the request for $1,000 for the operating expenses of his agency. The R.D.A., explained Wren, is an outgrowth of an enabling act passed by the general assembly about a year ago, au- 'Y' Directors Will Select Secretary Blytheville YMCA's board of directors will meet in a special session Friday to interview a man for the position of Y secretary. Y Secretary J. P. Garrbtt is retiring this year. Elbert Johnson, who heads the Y committee to find a new secretary, commented that his group "is enthused about the prospect we have invited to our city this week." All Y board members are invited to the meeting, which also is open to interested Y members. "However, those who plan to attend the luncheon should call Mrs. Hugh Whitsitt (PO 3-3225) and make reservations," Johnson said. Announcement of the interview meeting was made at yesterday's Y board meeting. In other action, Bill Stovall, chairman of the Y's membership committee, presented a program which was unanimously approved by the board. Under the project, member ship cultivation will be a 12- month activity under the sponsorship of an Emblem Club, which now is being organized. Cash Stolen From Laundry OSCEOLA - The Self Service Laundry on South Walnut here was entered during the night and an undetermined amount of cash was taken from .he coin box and vending machines. There are no suspects, according to Ray Rigsby, chief of police. thorizing counties to form an organization to make 1 o n grange studies of water and sewerage needs in rural areas and towns of less than 5,500 population. The agency is entitled to request federal funds, Wren said, and an application is now before the government. However, he added, such funds may only be used for study and not for operational expenses. At present, he continued, the R.D.A. has no funds to meet routine costs. Among the matters now before his board, said Wren, are studies of the water and sewerage problems of the Sans Souci area and the Blytheville industrial park and Continental Oil plant, both of which are outside the city limits, and requests from a number of small towns which have asked for assistance from the R.D.A. + * * Wren told the group the $1,000 if granted, would be used approximately according to t h e following break-down: Legal costs, $200; clerical, S250; office supplies, $200; and miscellaneous expenses such as travel and telephone useage, $250-$300. Max Logan of Blytheville made a motion for the granting of Wren's request, and the motion carried unanimously. * * * The elevator proposal was put before the court following Wren's address, and it was at this juncture that the court's atmosphere became considerably more heated. Essentially those who favored the proposal claimed the elevators would be of great public benefit, especially to the aged and the infirm, and that they would increase the utility of the two buildings, more so at Osceola where it is said the installation would enable the fourth floor, now vacant, to be used for offices or storage. Opponents of the measure charged the installations would benefit only a few people, mostly those who used the courthouses regularly, and the money needed for the installations could be put to much better use in other areas, especially on county roads. * * + At last fall's meeting, the Court had been given an estimate of $108,000 as the total cost of the installations. However, said Banks, this figur* was based on the use of electri- See COURT on Page 3 Liz Taylor, Paul Scofield Get Oscars SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Britain's "A Man for All Seasons" topped Hollywood's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," six Oscars to five, in Academy Awards ceremonies televised Monday night after a late-hour strike settlement. California Gov. Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy — ex- movie stars themselves — applauded the presentations from eighth row center and guffawed as master of ceremonies Bob Hope quipped: "Tonight we salute Hollywood, the birthplace of politicians. Soon we'll need another category — best performance by a governor." "A Man for All Seasons," the struggle of Sir Thomas More against King Henry VIII's scheming lieutenants, was ac- daimed by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences as Best Picture of 1966. It won Oscars also for Paul Scofield, in the title role; its director, Fred Zinnemann; and for color cinematography, costume design and screenplay. Scofield, 45, was in England rehearsing a play. His Oscar was accepted by Wendy Hiller, nominated for her supporting role in "A Man for All Sea- "Virginia Woolf," the profanity-studded clash of a couple whose hate is grounded in love, brought a second Oscar to Elizabeth Taylor, 35, who won in I960 for "Butterfield 8." "Woolf" was acclaimed also for black and white cinematography, costume design and art direction. Sandy Dennis, the young college professor's wife in "Woolf," received the supporting-actress award. Walter Matthau, 43, got the supporting actor Oscar as the shyster lawyer of the "Fortune Cookie." Stepping onstage with his bro- Car Hits Boy On Bicycle struck by an automobile at Gosnell about 5:30 Sunday afternoon is reported In satisfactory condition at Baptist Hospital, Memphis. The boy was identified as Doyle Coker Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Coker of Gosnell. He reportedly was struck while he was riding is bicycle. He was taken to Chickasawba Hospital for emergency treatment, then transferred t» Memphis. The driver of the automobile has not been identified and it is not known whether or not charges have been filed. ken left arm in a cast and his face bruised — injuries received in falling off a motorcycle last Saturday — he said: "The other day as I was falling off my bicycle, I had the following thoughts: I was given a juicy part, allowed to work with talented, exhilarating, beautiul people and received a great deal of money. Really" — glancing at his Oscar — "don't you think this is going too far?" In his next film, "The Odd Couple," Matthau teams again with Jack Lemon, star of "The Fortune Cookie." Richard Burton and Miss Taylor were at work on "Th« See AWARDS on Page 3 Extension Sought For Rail Strike By JOE HALL WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz believes the critical rail dispute could be settled in the 20-day cooling off period that President Johnson has urged Congress to tack onto Thursday's strike deadline. "Public attention has been focused on this matter now," said Wirtz as Democratic leaders planned to push through both House and Senate today the deadline-extending resolution sought by Johnson. Wirtz indicated his belief that public concern over the crippling effects of the strike on the nation's economy would spur an agreement between rail management and six shopcraft unions if they had additional time to negotiate. Congressional backers of the resolution said they were left with no alternative after collapse Monday of a Senate Labor Committee effort to win a vol- Surge Making DOCA Tour Dan M. Burge of Blytheville, a member of the Defense Orientation Conference Association, left today for a three-day tour of the Air Force Systems Command. The D.O.C.A. is a non-political association ot men from throughout the nation who are interested in national defense and security. It is under the jurisdiction and supervision of the Departmet of Defense. The tour is to originate in Washington with a stop-over in Atlanta. It will include a visit to three Air Force istallations: Arnold Engineering Developement and Testing Center, Tullahoma, Tenn,; the Air Proving Grounds Center at Elgin AFB, Fla., and Cape Kennedy Air Force Station and the John F. Kennedy Space Center, both in Florida. untary 20-day deadline extension. The voluntary extension was accepted by management negotiators but rejected by the unions. Earlier congressional action had provided for the 60-day extension which it about t« expire. If the resolution is cleared by Congress today as expected, it must be flown to President Johnson in Punta del Este, Uruguay, if he is to sign it Wednesday and avert Thursday's 12:01 a.m. EST strike deadline. Johnson will meet in Uruguay with chiefs of state of the Latin- American members of the Alliance for Progress. Democratic senators particularly made it clear at Monday night's Labor Committee session they were reluctant to vote See STRIKE on Page 3 P re-Registration Set at Burdetre Pre-registration for children who will enter the first grade at Burdette or Tuckertown in the fall and registration for the summer Head Start program will be held jointly in the Burdette School cafeteria from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday. For a child to be allowed to register for the fall term, he must reach the age of six by next Oct. 1st. Before the final fall registration, the child must have his birth certificate and have received his small pox and polio vaccinations and tuberculosis skin test. iiiiiiiiiigiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiin Weather Forecast Partly cloudy this afternoon through Wednesday. Mild this afternoon and tonight becoming warmer Wednesday. Highs this afternoon upper 60s and lower 70s. Lows tonight In the lower 50*. Highs Wednesday 78 to 81 Outlook for Thursday partly cloudy and warm. JHIIIIIIIIIHIHimHIIIII'lllllllllllllllllllHI'lllMIIIIHHIIIIlllllliH

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