Twelve - Blythevllle (Ark.) Courier News - Tueaday, April ». Mff OPENS TODAY - Safeway Store opens for business today in this new 20.000-square foot building in Day Shopping Center Jack Rowland (inset), who has been manager of Safeway's store on Chickasawba Ave., for the past seven years, will be manager of the new store. Herbert Hardin, assistant manager; Woodrow Nutt, meat department manager, and Albert Ray, produce department manager, are other key personnel. Brezhnev: Remove U.S. Troops from Europe By GENE KRAMER KARLOVY VARY, Czechoslovakia iAP) — Communist leader Leonid I. Brehnev renewed the Soviet campaign for U.S. withdrawal from Europe Monday night and called on European nations to demand withdrawal of the U.S. 6th Fleet from the Mediterranean. Brezhnev, first secretary of the Soviet Communist party, told the meeting of 24 European Communist parties that opened Monday in this hot springs spa that it is time to close foreign military bases and "the subversive, espionage and sabotage centers, radio stations and various organizations set up by the Americans in West Germany and other Western European Wallace to Talk Amid Protests By JOE KROVISKY PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Amen Corner, in announcing that George C. Wallace would speak at its annual dinner, quoted (lie former Alabama governor as saying: "How is the police protection in Pittsburgh? You know, I don't want Pittsburgh burned down." Wallace's offhand comment was an exaggeration of course, but his scheduled appearance here Thursday has stirred sharp controversy in a city noted for few racial incidents. Civil rights organizations say they will stage a massive demonstration protesting Wallace's appearance. Houston B. Marshall, president of Amen Corner, an organization of businessmen and politicians says Wallace and his wife, Lurleen, the present governor of Alabama, will appear. "I don't share Wallace's view. I believe in integration," he said. "It will be a stimulating evening of conversation." Sen.. George Murphy, R-Calif., is scheduled on the program with Wallace. * ,* * The controversy began when Mayor Joseph Barr of Pittsburgh, acting on a request by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, took the first step to stop Wallace's visit. Barr, a former member of the Amen Corner, appealed to the group to cancel the visit which he said would be "a threat to the racial peace of the city." Marshall turned him down. Barr announced he would boy- cott the affair and was followed by the Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) Democratic and Republican chairmen. Marshall said the Amen Corner believed in free speech and freedom of assembly and the right to hear both sides of controversial subjects . One of the severest critics of the Amen Corner's position is the Rev. Donald Mcllvane, pastor of St. Richards Roman Catholic church and a board member of the NAACP. "We think it's disgraceful that a responsible group like the Amen Corner should sponsor the Wallaces," he said. "If they want to invite a Southern Democrat we can suggest a half-dozen who have never voted for a civil rights bill but would be acceptable. At least, they are not racists." * * * Byrd R. Brown, president of the local NAACP chapter, said his group plans to set up picket lines early in the day, then summon scores of pickets when the Wallaces appear. Wallace has denied charges that he is a racist. He said his wife received 85 per cent of the Negro vote in Selma, Ala., in her successful race for Alabama governor. "This is proof," said Wallace, "that the Negro people who know us best know I'm not a racist and neither is my wife." Wallace said he does not "rec- omend segregation" as a policy in any state, but added, "I believe in Alabama a segregated school system is in the best interests of the people." Presidential Nesting Season On By JAMES MARLOW AP New? Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) - This is Hie presidential nesting season when the possible candidates attract attention by ruffling their vocal cords while trying to avoid laying an egg or saying yes or no positively. Even Gen. William C. Westmoreland, commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam didn't say "absolutely not, under any circumstances" when he was questioned Monday at the annual meeting of The Associated Press. From time to time his name has been mentioned as a man the Republicans might like for a candidate. He was asked if it was true he might be coming home one of these days and that he would have political ambitions if he did. "I am a soldier," Westmoreland said, "and I think I have a fairly important job in South Vietnam today, and as such, I'd have no political intentions, ambitions or aspiration, and I will remain at my post as long as my superior authorities wish me to do so." But this still wasn't a flat refusal to consider the nomination if it were offered him. He is in Siis country on a short visit and will return to Vietnam. Former Vice President Richard M. Nixon is back from a world tour — he stopped off in Vietnam for a look-see — with information and opinions which ought to give him a lot of talking points if the Republicans pick him. He still hasn't said he wants tbe nomination, or will try for it, but just a few days ago in Taipei he left all the doors open by saying something so obvious it meant nothing. He said no one could predict what the future held for him in terms of an active part in a political campaign. But a group backing him for the Republicn nomination has opened a headquarters one block from the White House. And one of his active support- opinion the decision is not open., to remain a governor, he could It has been made. Nixon will save a lot of breath by staying run, despite the fact feat he hasn't said yes and he hasn't said no." ers, Robert C. Kill, a former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, said earlier this month, "In my ; ful lot of time going around making speeches and keeping in the public eye. If he just wanted in his office. And then there's Illinois Sen. Charles H. Percy, already being Nixon is going to have opposi- talked of as maybe the bright lion if he does run, right in his own neighborhood. Backers of Michigan's Republican Gov. George Romney opened Romney-for-president headquarters in Washington last month, two blocks from the White House. Just a little over a week ago, wandering around with a couple of hundred other tourists and his wife in historic Williamsburg, Va., Romney paused to pat a baby on Hie head. He said he doesn't kiss babies, "I pat them." He was much less positive when asked if he would seek the presidential nomination. "I don't know," he said. For a man who says he doesn't know the answer to ttiat question, he is spending an aw- hope of the Republican party in the 1968 presidential race. For a man so new in the Senate — he arrived in January — he has been getting, a lot of attention with a lot of speeches, and on big issues, like the war in Vietnam. On the war he has taken a kind of middle ground, which may have a broad appeal, saying he is neither hawk nor a dove nor, for that matter, an owl. For instnce, he is not for unilaterally ending the war but is against escalating it; but he is a little hard to follow on bombing. He is against bombing North Vietnam but only if the North Vietnamese are willing to make a concession in return. But at the same time he would like to see the bombing more limited than it is, say to the infiltration routes from the North. But on the CBS television show "Face the Nation" Sunday he took quite a bit of time saying "I cannot foresee" circumstances that would make him a presidential candidate and saying he was not a candidate. But he didn't say he wouldn't leap at the chance of being one. King Calls For Bombing Halt Martin Luther King believes a bombing halt now by the United States would bring a favorable reaction from North Vietnam. King did not elaborate, saying only that his opinion was based on the reports of Secretary-General U Thant of the United Nations and "responsible observers who have visited North Vietnam." what's new in Electric Ranges? .total CLEANability! dMy grease-stained oven* to dean. 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He said: "There is no justification whatsoever for the constant presence of the U.S. Navy in seas washing the shores of <;-..«,,„, F.nrone. What grounds are there, 20 years after the end Oi tie second world war, for the 6th U.S. Fleet to cruise in the bases, ports and fueling stations^ Mediterranean, to use military in a number of Mediterranean countries? The time has come for the demand to remove the 6th U.S. Fleet from the Mediterranean to resound in full force." Brezhnev repeated the Soviet charge that Communist China's feud with the Kremlin is hurting the Communist cause in Vietnam. "It is quite obvious that if we had the possibility to act in de- fense of Vietnam in agreement and jointly with China," he said, '•the task of ending U.S. aggression would have been considerably eased." The Soviet leader repeated his declaration at last week's East German Communist party congress that Moscow is prepared to take any joint action with Peking to help Vietnam. The Beard Is Back LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Douglas Aircraft Co. has reinstated a worker suspended three weeks ago for wearing a beard. The personnel manager's office maintained a discreet silence but a Douglas spokesman and Christopher Vosburg, the whiskery hydropress operator, gave the credit Monday to television, on which even Douglas officials conceded he looked good, Vosburg, 24, was suspended April 4 because, Douglas said, his black beard was "distracting." His union, Local 148, United Auto Workers, initiated grievance procedure. Then, more than two weeks later, came a telegram from the company. "It said, 'You are requested to come back to work on your next normal shift.' Later I got a phone call from Douglas saying officials there had seen me on TV, and I looked all right. I went back April 21," Vosburg said. Television station KNXT had interviewed him during the suspension. The matter of the beard appears to be settled — Vosburg still has it — but Ed Wianecki, president of Vosburg's local, said the grievanc e would be pursued to recover Vosburg's lost wages, about $300. AT MARTIN'S Next Monday Is Straw Hat Day It's time to celebrate happy days ahead with a new straw hat. Knox has 'em! For you and you... and you! For business and casual wear. For fun and sun! See the new selection of styles and braids—Cocoanuts, Milans, Panamas, Boaters and more. Bright new bajids. Knox has plenty of everything! Right now! OPEN FRIDAY NIGHTS TIL 8:30 MARTIN'S "THl STORE FOR MtN & BOYS"
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