The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 6, 1967 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 6, 1967
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 68—NO. 48 BLYTHEVILLB, ARKANSAS (72815) SATURDAY, MAY 6,1967 10 PAGES TIN CENTS Dateline May 6 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) The usual crowd of 100,000 spectators is expected for me 93rd Kentucky Derby today, despite some threats of demonstrations by open housing advocates and a forecast of showers or thundershowers. Churchill Downs officials announce the crowd as 100,000 every year. DETROIT (AP) — Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, the man given much of the credit for putting Teamsters President James R. Hoffa in prison, has heartily endorsed Hoffa's son for election to the Michigan Legislature. "I urge the election of an able and bright young man-James . Hoffa Jr.," the New York Democrat told Michigan Democratic party leaders at a Jefferson- Jackson Day dinner Friday night. BOSTON (AP) - An estimated 10,000 college-age youths responding to a movie theater promotion rioted for almost three hours early today fa the congested honky-tonk district downtown. Police Capt. Joseph Hanlye, who made the crowd estimate, said the melee was "out of control for awhile" until a hastily assembled group of more than 75 policemen could disperse the rioters. WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States and Canada plan to pull off an eggnapping caper. Like a Robin Hood robbery, it's designed to help the poor. The poor are the 43 whooping cranes who have managed to stave off starvation. Within the next few weeks, Secretary of the Interior Stewart L. Udall said Friday, U.S. and Canadian bioligists will tramp through the north Canada bush that is the whooping crane spring nesting area. The biologists will snatch any eggs they find—they are hopeful they'll get as many as four—and pack them for a jet flight to Patuxent Wildlife Research Center near Laurel, Md. WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department has told irate congressmen it lacks legal grounds for prosecuting anti- draft campaigners like Stokely Carmichael. Chairman L. Mendel Rivers, D-S-C., of the House Services Committee cl Friday that the Justice Department seems reluctant to prosecute makers Inflammatory hamper draft." 100 Civilians Murdered In Red Attacks SAIGON (AP) — Communist I ground assault oflO to 15 men. scribed by the U.S. Command attacked a provincial capital for the third time in a month today and staged raids on a Special Forces camp and a village administration building that resulted in heavy Vietnamese military and civilian casual- A Vietnamese spokesman said -as the largest in North Vietnam, 40 civilians were killed or i has been pounded before, but it wounded, but he had no specific breakdown of Kie casualty figures. Two companies of South Vietnamese militiamen — per was the first strike on the Ha Dong army barracks. Air Force pilots, flying out of Thailand, said their 750 — and THE BIG SPLASH — At the rate of some 25,000 gallons of water per minute, it is expected to require two to three weeks to fill Lake Mallard, at Big Lake. Pumping began yesterday morning under the supervision of engineers from the state Game and Fish Commission. Once the lake Is filled, the fish will be destroyed and the lake restocked, probably in late June or early July. Three or four concrete boat ramps are to be constructed at the lake in the near future. 300-Acre Lake Begins to Fill Pumping began yesterday morning at Laks Mallard, east of Big Lake and the filling is expected to be complete in two or three weeks. According to Harold Anderson of the Big Lake Hunting and Sie Mississippi County Fish and Wildlife Association, the pump is pouring about 25,000 gallons of water per minute from the floodway ditch into the 304-acre «|||lll»||IIIIIIIIIIIIinilllB!lllllllllll» 250 Jobs. No Tax Say "bond issue" to anyone and the immediate reaction is "taxes." Tuesday's bond election then is something different. There are no taxes involved in the 1.5 million issue. The reason? "These bonds are backed only lake. Anderson expects the lake to be stocked with bass and catfish sometime in late June or early July, after the fish presently in the lake are killed. A concrete ramp, 20 feet square feet, is being built at the two-mile post by (Sie Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. At least two more ramps, and possibly three, will be constructed at the lake, according to Anderson. Also, warns Anderson, the commission may be forced to withdraw its earth-moving equipment from the project if vandalism is not stopped. Someone cut the ignition wires in one of the tractors, he said. ;^ Officials of the Game and Fish Commission have said that their office cannot afford a full-time ! Chamber of Commerce Industrial Chairman Max Logan explained. "The city is not guaranteeing the bonds, neither is the Cham- Those cities which can attract industries of this type are very fortunate, Logari contin- lued. "We're just lucky that this in- of "disgraceful, speeches that enforcement of the SAIGON (AP) - Three U.S. Air Force F105 Thunderchiefs were shot down by Communist ground fire Friday during raids clase to Hanoi, U.S. headquarters announced today. All the fliers were listed as missing. Radio Hanoi, claimed that eight U.S. planes were shot down in the Friday raids. It said three of the pilots were produced at a news conference. watchman to guard the machinery. The Big Lake Association is asking for the help of area sportsmen in halting this damage to equipment. Man Drowns Near Hayfi Dragging operations were still underway this morning for the body of P. A. Watkins Jr., about 30, of Wardell, who drowned about 3 p.m. Thursday in Wolf Bayou, approximately 11 miles north of Hayti. According to the Pemiscot County sheriff's office, when deputies arrived at the scene, they found Watkins' boat in the center of the bayou, moving in circles, the motor still riming. A team »f divers from St. Louis was said to be enroute to assist in the search, but as of this morning had not arrived. To Let Contract May 24 bids will be opened by the State Highway Commission on eight construction pro- project in Mississippi jects. The County is: Bridge and approaches totaling 1.3 miles on Arkan- MI 77 KIWI tbt Tyronu Rlvir. dustry is so big and so wealthy that the people who buy bonds require only that the industry back the issue. "If the industry were not so well known and highly respected, of course there would be no chance to sell the bonds. "We can consider ourselves very fortunate that we have an industry of such high quality locating one of its new plants in Blytheville" Logan continued. The new industry, which hasn't authorized the release of its name, is national in scope and manufactures office supplies. It is the sort of manufacturing plant which makes a good indusrtial neighbor," Logan said. "Because they like our city, they're going to come to town and offer 250 new jobs ... to everyone who's able to work. "And it will not cost the taxpayers one cent. As I said, it is very fortunate for us that such a firm is interested in Blytheville. This is the sort of com pany every town in America would like to have." This is the same arrangement the city had with Continental Oil Co., Logan pointed out. "We passed a $50 million bond issue and didn't have to even pledge one penny in taxes." Continental Oil backed the issue and arranged for its sale. three attacks, more ttian 100 South Vietnamese civilians were killed or wounded. Che raid on Ham Tan, the capi- al of Binh Tuy Province 76 miles southeast of Saigon, killed 5 civilians and wounded 52. One J.S. soldier was wounded. In another raid on the Tracon village administration building at about the same time only 10 miles away, 8 women and 16 children were killed. No significant ground action was reported by the U.S. Command today, but American pilots were busy over North Vietnam Friday hitting several key targets on ttie outskirts of Hanoi and striking surface-to-air missile sites just north of the demilitarized zone. The raids cost the United States three planes shot down by ground fire in the Hanoi area, a spokesman said. It brought to 533 the total number of planes announced lost during the war. The three crewmen were listed as missing in action haps 200 or so troops — suffered 13,000-pound bombs made the light casualties, the spokesman j yard unusable. Other Air Force said. Communist were not known. casualties j pilots reports Hiat the strike on the army barracks also was {lyiniiiiQiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiMiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnniiiniiniiiiii^ Secret of Fatima To Remain Secret? By BENNET M. BOLTON VATICIAN CITY (AP) — The fate predicted for the world in the famous 1917 "Secret el Fatima" is likely to be kept a mystery when Pope Paul VI visits Orbiter 4 Past Half-Way Mark PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A delicate camera package named Lunar Orbiter 4 pressed toward the moon today, preparing for a historic mapping assignment covering most of the lunar surface. The craft passed the 150,000- mile point in its 254,519-mile journey at 1 a.m. Scientists at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena said they are considering a second midcourse maneuver. Change of course signals Thursday morning from Pasadena ordered the shiny spacecraft's steering engine to burn for 53 seconds. The successful trajectory change aimed the craft at a point nearly 1,680 miles below the moon's southern pole. The adjustment was greater than normal, scientists said, because the second stage of Orbiter's launch rocket was targeted several months ago for a point slightly behind the moon's trailing edge. A spokesman said that without lb» mideount the Fatima shrine in Portugal next Saturday, Vatican sources said today. The secret has been locked up in Vatican City since it was entrusted to the papacy bj « -....=- pherd girl, Lucia dos Santos, who is said to have seen the Virgin Mary in an apparition. She is now Sister Lucy, a 60-year-old Carmelite nun. Vatican sources said Pope Paul probably will wait a considerable time before revealing the written prophesy. Scattered hints coming out of the Vatican in recent years indicate the secret is an optimistic prediction of an epoch of growing univer- Orbiter would have scooted past | sal pe ace—not a presage of im- the moon, about 1,950 miles east of its target. The craft was launched Thursday from Cape Kennedy, Fla., and the plan is to place it in an oval orbit Monday ranging from 1,650 to 3,800 miles above the lunar surface. Long braking blasts by Orbiter's rocket engine 'will slow it down, allowing it to become trapped in the moon's gravitational field, a spokesman said. First mapping photos are due for transmission Thursday, and pictures will continue to be returned until May 28 as the vehicle swings around the moon once every 12 hours. . Three earlier Orbiters raced around the moon, but much closer, taking close-ups of potential astronaut landing spots. Scientists plan to use Orbiter 4 to record moon features as small as 200 feet across. The cameras are to cover 98 per cent of the side of the moon, which faces the earth. Much of the moon'i hidden bttk tid* alM will b* twviytd. pending doom. On May 13 Pope Paul will fly to the rugged and once-isolated spot where Sister Lucy and two young cousins reported seeing a "lady in white" in six successive monthly visions beginning May 13, 1917. The children said she asked for more prayers by mankind, especially .for the conversion the Soviet Union from comu- nism, and predicted the global War II. COTTON LABELS ARE AVAILABLE Want to help promote cotton? BIytheville's Chamber of Commerce has 5,000 gummed labels which may be used on correspondence. The labels, which are small, contain a picture of a cotton boll and the words, "Buy Cotton, Be Comfortable." Blytheville merchants and business houses may pick up a free supply of the labels In the Cham- bwcffiCM. Lucia said the "lady in white" also gave her a message for the Pope, which Lucia memorized and. later wrote down in Portuguese. She gave it to her bishop in a sealed envelope. The message was sent to the Pope with instructions Lucia said she had been given: that it must remain unread until 1960. Pope John XXIII opened the envelope and read the message sometimes between 1960 and 1963 and showed it to Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviani. Then, deciding In the air war, U.S. pilots flew 7 missions Friday with the key targets the Yen Vien railroad yard, six miles east-northeast of Hanoi, and the Ha Dong army barracks, four miles southwest of the North Vietnamese capi- Hanoi Cmdr. identified James them as Lindbergh Hughes, 40, of Iowa; Lt. J. G. James Richard Shively, 25, of Texas and Cmdr. Gordon Albert Larsol, 40, of Minnesota. Ham Tan, target of today's Communist attack, is a coastal city with a population of about 11,000. The U.S. Command said a South Vietnamese unit and the American compound in me city were hit with 100 rounds of i2mm mortar, 20 recoilless rifle rounds and heavy small arms and automatic weapons fire. The 45-minute attack was directed against the outer perimeter of the South Vietnamese unit, which suffered moderate casualties. A U.S. spokesman said the Communists were identified as elements of the 275tti Viet Cong Regiment, of the 5th Division. 'The spokesman said it was the first time the 275th Regiment had been in action since last summer. U.S. naval gunfire, armed helicopters and flare ships were called in to suppress the attack which began 15 minutes after midnight. Communist casualties were not known. In a third raid Friday night, Communist gunners lobbed 100 rounds of 81 and 82mm mortar shells on the Trang Sup Special successful. In an area 12 miles south of the zone, B52 bombers pounded North Vietnamese troop assembly areas and fortifications Friday night just north of three tal. The railroad yard, de- See VIETNAM on Page 5 Would Tell Truth' About War GOP President Needed: Romney WASHINGTON (AP) - Michigan Gov. George Romney says it will take election of a Republican president to guarantee that Americans will be told the truth about the Vietnam war. The Republican governor said the Johnson administraion is feeding the people "manipulated, inflated and distorted reports" about the war. In a Friday speech to the convention of the National Federa- ion of Republican Women, Romney— considered a likely bidder for the 1968 GOP presidential nomination— predicted lis party will win the presidency and control of the House next November. He did not document his charges about government distortion of war reports. Romney generally has backed President Johnson's war policies. But he scored administration Dolicies on foreign aid, saying, "The people don't want a government that stumbles into international commitments that grow like Topsy. "The people don't want a government that squanders American prestige, raising false 'fears and hopes by acting as a global policeman and global financier." He urged instead "a better way— a government that establishes sound priorities and then commits its resources and prestige with respect for the interests and responsibilities of its allies." Romney later was guest of honor at a federation-sponsored reception, where convention delegates lined up by tha hundreds to shake his hand. Republican Gov. John Love of Colorado told the convention, involved in a bitter floor battle : or the federation's top office, that Democrats are adept at putting down intraparty disputes in time U assure unity at the polls. But Republicans, Love said, have a tendency to magnify small conflicts— a failing he warned could cost the GOP the presidency In 1968. Court Judgments Awarded The following judgments were handed down by the recently- concluded session of the civil division of Circuit Court. In the case of Ark-Mo Power Company versus Vernon M. and Sammy Bellinger, the court awarded the defendants $2,381 for right-of-way and easement Plaintiff W. C. (Jack) Long won $459.02 from Herman Matlock in another auto accident suit. Ttie court ordered Leamon Samples to pay William J. and Cynthia C. Agan damages. amounting to $3,951.95. The suit was the result of an auto acci- the message should not be made [Forces camp along the Laotian I for Ark-Mo's construction of an public, Pope John reseated it. i border 60 miles northwest of i electrical transmission line. See SECRET on Page 5 I Saigon, then followed with a Cotton Week Plans Firm Up Final plans for National Cot-| ton Week, May 15-20, were made yesterday at a luncheon meeting of the North Mississippi County Cotton Promotion Committee at Blytheville Country Club. The committee will conduct billboard promotions, distribute mail advertising, display window posters and marque slogans, sponsor a dress-making contest and a mystery shopper contest, and, with the help of the Blytheville Jaycees, circulate promotional buttons instead of corsages as in the past. In addition, the committee will request the mayors of the communities in the area to Issue proclamations in observance of the promotion. Because of a number of difficultiet, thin will be no poster contest this year. Thus far, the committee has obtained 13 billboard panels for the promotion, as compared to the approximately 24 spaces last year. Local merchants, In co-operation with the Northeast Arkansas Outdoor Advertising Com- pnay, contributed the necessary $17.50 for each space. Regarding the billboard project, it was suggested that in the future work on this phase begin early as January so that more spaces would be available. The billboard signs are expected to be up early next week. By the end of the month, some (,000 mall stutters are expected to have been distributed. The Mississippi County Elecrtic Cooperative, the Farmers' Bank Set COTTON M Pap I The court found for Jess Hud- dent. J. L. Carwell Jr., doing business as Cardwell Elevator Co., ., . ... .,,, „,„ was awarded a $1,661 judgment dleston, eta, in a case with the , Arkansas State Highway Com- nvn]vw) ^Jj Msl due Dgv . mission as the plaintiff. The de- fendents were awarded $1,250 for property taken and $60 for temporary easement. In a similar case, with the Highway Commission named as plaintiffs, the court found for Tommy G. and Mary E. Miner and awarded them $2,500. Ernest Sigman won a $675.30 judgment against W. C. West in a case arising from an automobile accident. In another auto accident suit, Delia Barnes, defendant, won a $190 judgement from Roger McGhee. The court ordered Vm Housing Authority of the City of Blytheville to pay Ann Bancroft and Mary Boerschmann $2,250 damages for property taken. William M. Fitzsimons won a $400 damage suit from 0. S. Rollison and Eula Rollison, doing business as Rollisons' Lumber and Wrecking Co. In a suit stemlng front an auto accident the court awarded $23,000 to Mr. and Mrs. Bill S. Jones, plaintiffs. Defendant was Dallai Smith. nvolved alleged past-due payment of a note. A suit Owen Wilburn filed a- ;ainst Patrick M. Raspberry was dismissed. In another suit involving al- eged past-due payment of a note, Farmers Bank and Trust Company won $1,366.41 from defendant Hazel Brownlee. In another case, the court reaffirmed the opinion of the Arkansas Workman's Compensation Bureau in a case appealed; by "llzie Heflin. Respondents na- See COURT on Page 5 iniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin Weather Forecast. Mostly cloudy with little change in temperatures through tonight with scattered showers and thunderstorms over the state, except ending from west tonight. Partly cloudy and*not much temperature change Sunday. Low tonight upper 40s northwest to near 60 extreme southeast. High Sunday mostly in 70s.

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