The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 8, 1967 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 8, 1967
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Blythevlll* (Ark.) Courier New* - Monday, M«y 8, 19CT - Page Thre* PEACE (Continued from Page One) Lodge, were interested in the tial. possibility a serious opportunity i In Warsaw, for negotiations might be at, son's ambassador, John A. oro- believed North Vietnam was I lieved Hanoi was about ready to prepared to open secret explor- 1 hold secret exploratory talks atory discussions with the I even though the bombing con- United States. He did not inter- tinued. pose the condition that the Unit- President Johnson decided ed States would have to call off j that with some clarification the unconditionally the bombing of the North. The Polish diplomat gave Lodge a 10-point statement of topics and principles for the proposed talks. The statement constituted a Polish summary of what the United States would be willing to talk about, presumably based on published declara- Ivi IreKUlleuiuiiB iiugiit i*»- *•» u«" " •""•»—-- 1 , hand Polish diplomats had al-jnouski, received instructions ready told Americans they be- —•'•'" u: ~ "" " ' s ronre - ful try to blow up * major President John- bridge in Saigon. Officials said diplomats are making him 'S. representative and briefing him on U, S.-Vietnamese policy. Gronouski met with Polish Foreign Minister Adam Rapacki and found Rapacki strenuously , „ _ objected to any clarification on statement could serve any of the 10 points as a basis for talks with North Vietnam. In about « hours Rusk instructed Lodge to inform Lewandowski that the United States was ready to talk and was interested in clarification. He also told him the United States was prepared to shift the warned against wrecking the whole action at the outset. Between Polish and U. S. versions of the incident there is some difference at this point. The Polish view has been re- 1116 rulloll VIC" itao UCTSU it- uui< u«* is-^'-t *«• - - - — •—- — , — norted to be that the United outskirts of Hanoi. Some planes, I were concerned. Assuming he " ... ... _,-..,,-, -i i—i *i— j:^ n *i,, „,„>,. <ii« still hoped the Polish plan might uiy ucucu uil puuliaucu uwiaia- •-*—"- ••—- i 1 tions and previous Lewandowski contact to Warsaw and to meet talks with Lodge. Lewandowski said the North Vietnamese were also willing to talk about these points. The 10 points covered such topics as halting hostilities, independence of South Vietnam, the principle of U. S. willingness to withdraw forces when that independence was assured and the role of elections in organizing the government in the South. There was also provision for discussing Hanoi's terms for a peaceful settlement as well as any other peace terms that might be thrown into the talks. President Johnson and his advisers, quickly notified by ;here with a representative from North Vietnam. One point stated the United states would not insist that North Vietnam acknowledge publicly the presence of its forces in South Vietnam. The Johnson administration decided this should be clarified to require that if the troop issue was always moving about on one peace hope or another and that lack «f i firm commitment for talks also was influential in the bombing decision. Furthermore, Johnson administration policymakers presumably were influenced by their own basic strategy of keeping collapse of the plan was made public informally by diplomats at the United Nations. U.S. officials publicly refuted the charge but privately said that while the attack at Hanoi might bave collapsed the Polish heavy military North Vietnam. pressure on . Before any North Vietnamese representative showed up for the meeting, U.S. planes carried out the Dec. 13-14 raids on the plan presented might Hanoi also have or Warsaw with a convenient excuse for not going through with it. Some officials here felt the Warsaw government had overrated the chances of Hanoi's agreeing to talk. At that point President Johnson had two obvious interests so far as further attacks on Hanoi o scale down the war. No responsive action was asked of the North Vietnamese. 5ut they were informed that if hey wished to make any move n any area of the war to curtail military operations, the United States would be alert and responsive. U.S. officials say North Vietnam never picked up States wanted to get its clarification before the secret talks opened. The Washington version is that the United States was making known its desire for cla-< rification in the talks. Rapacki's strong resistance to the clarification proposal caused some concern in Washington where officials were not sure the Poles had any commitment from North Vietnam to go into the talks. Some high offi- purposes then the North Vietnamese forces should be withdrawn from the South. Lewandowski was informed of this and other clarification points. The others seemed mainly matters of wording. But this one was obviously substan- Crime Commission Report Criminal Law Change Needed was in fact relaying U. S. views and readiness for talks to Ha- oi. Meanwhile, so far as can be determined from responsible. nformants, President Johnson sometime earlier approved air strikes close in to Hanoi with rail and truck centers as targets. Generally the United avoided strikes at WASHINGTON (AP) America's changing attitudes toward illicit sex, gambling, drinking and abortion require less strict criminal laws in these areas, says the President's crime commission. Numerous so-called sin law tie up police whs could otherwise concentrate on matters threatening public safety, the commission said. Some of the laws aren't enforced anyway, it added in a report made public Sunday night. Although strong laws should be enforced in cases of rape, child molestation and organized vice, "the situation is less clear" regarding acts between consenting adults, including fornication, adustery, sodomy and homosexuality, the commission said. It is these laws which often are not enforced, the panel reported. It quoted Thurmond Arnold, author and former jurist, as saying they are "unenforced because we want to continue our conduct, and unrepealed because we want to preserve our morals.,, The market is persistant for prostitution, the commission said, recommending that laws against it be limited to cases where organized business activity is involved or where there is public solicitation. The commission said gam- "has survived the condemnations of the criminal law" and should be allowed on a private basis and for charitable and religious fund raising. Drunkenness accounted for nearly one-third of the nearly five million arrests last year, but should be removed from the criminal law process and treated for "what it really is, a social problem of alcoholism and poverty," the commission said. Of one million abortions performed annually, only one per QUICK QUIZ Q—What does Palm Sunday commemorate? A—The services honor Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem. It was first celebrated in the 300s by the Christian church in Jerusalem. Q—Do any nations show a loss in population? A—(M the 126 national entities listed in a late report, only two are shown to be losing population—Ireland and East Germany. ' Q—Is the American flag flown at half-staff in this country on the death of foreign rulers? A-No, but the colors on our embassy In the mourning nation are lowered. Q-What is the present popu lation of Communist China? A-Estimates for IMS show it to be ">0.8 million and growing at a rate of 2 per cent annually. Q-How did the black widow spider receive its name? A-The name refers to the female's practice of eating th« male. The young also devour «nt another. at least, flew directly over the leart of the city. Antiaircraft fire was heavy and North Vietnamese fighters rose to the de- ense. Some explosives fell in the city proper. Thereupon, North Vietnam raised a protest — which stirred up angry demonstrations in many countries — that ttie United States had deliberately bombed the civilian population of Hanoi. U.S. denials fell on skeptical ears and did little to quiet the worldwide uproar. States had the city. Informants now say an important element in the administration decision not to suspend the bombing plan was an attack by Communist forces on Saigon's main airfield and an unsuccess- work he needed to get it active again if possible. He also needed to avoid fueling further worldwide indignation. The United States sent word to Rapacki through Gronouski, according to diplomatic sources, that it would not bomb inside the circle of 10 nautical miles around the city of Hanoi and that this should get the Polish plan back on the track. According to these sources, Rapacki went back to Hanoi, but Hanoi It later became known in;said no. Washington that one or two| Here again U.S. officials are planes had their bombs over the city when they were attacked but officials insisted heatedly that no civilian bombing was ever deliberate. Shortly after the Dec. 13-14 jettisoned skeotical that Warsaw ever had a firm commitment or Hanoi serious intention to open secret talks. Johnson decided to make the Hanoi no-bomb ring something he offer. The Hanoi bomb limitation ;xtended over the most intense period of peace probing in which the United States had engaged since the long bombing jause during the Christmas- New Year season of 1965-66. There were truces at Christmas and New Year but Hie real •ocus of peace hopes was toward the lunar new year holiday in February. Beginning in January the United States sent 'our messages to Hanoi contain ing peace proposals. The came in early February when President Johnson personally sent Ho Chi Minh a letter malkng a new proposal for secret talks and offering to halt all bombing of North Vietnam if Ho would stop infiltration and military supplies from North to South. The President's letter constituted a personal rejection of Ho's demand for unconditional stoppage of the bombing. Ho, in reply, renewed his call for an unconditional halt in the bombing of the North. There was in retrospect clear line between Johnson's proposals for secret talks and the Polish proposal the previous December. The President would not have had 'to much reason 'or putting such a proposition J nto his letter had it not been "so ; fresh in the frustrated diploma- " cy of Vietnamese peace-seeking, j Even more pertinent, per- f haps, was the existence of the 10 { points provided by Lewandow- st to Lodge, which could stil> : " be a basis for discussion. Indeed that is true today. In March, Ho made public his exchange of letters with Johnson for reasons unknown here. Ho's publication astonished, and greatly discouraged U.S.'.' leaders. They interpreted the |fi act as evidence that he was : turning his back on pace moves,, indefinitely. ... incident Rapaci reportedly toldlmore than simply an effort to - - - - •• re vive the Polish plan. He sent the United States that North Vietnam had made clear it no longer was interested in the planned talk because of the bombing of Hanoi. Soon afterward this Polish version of the word to North Vietnam through various channels that the United States was not only interested in opening peace talks but also was interested in practical steps WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chickasawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas,. , Thomas Dennis Wells, Plaintiff, vs. No. 17197 Portia Ann Wells, Defendant The defendant, Portia Ann Wells, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint ot the plaintiff, Thomas Dennis Wells. Dated this 20th day of April, 1967 at 9:50 o'clock A.M. GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By Betty Coats, D. C. Leon Burrow, Attorney Richard A. Reid, Atty Ad Litem 4-25, 5-1, 8, 15 Dtom 2-Dinond ELGIN wilfi HclHtinf fxpaniion land $3 A. Mo»lh Dismondi and tnlarsed 10 itlow ttouly 3 WAYS TO BUY • CASH • CHARGE • LAY-A-WAY cent are legal, the penal said. It added that a possible approach to the problem would be legalizing abortions in cases where the mental or physical health of the mother or child is threatened, or when pregnancy results from rape or incest. The report urged severe punishment for those who sell drugs and said there should be adequate treatment facilities for addicts. The commission quoted Car;ha D. DeLoach, assistant to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, as saying society tends to make laws covering every sin without regard to enforcement and changing social concepts. "The result is that the criminal code becomes society's trash bin," he said. "The police are expected t o rummage around in this material and are expected to prevent everything that is unlawful." Such required work by police officers, the commission said, impairs their effectiveness in "protecting the public against serious threats" and "must seem to them demeaning or degrading or of little relevance to the mission of law enforcers." The report, second of nine written by tassssssssss uukkkk The report, second of nine written by task forces on the commission also recomended elimination of popular election as the sole means of selecting judges; timetables to speed court action in criminal cases; bail reforms, and revision of vagrancy and disorderly conduct laws sometimes used to detain police suspects. IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS MISSISSIPPI COUNTY LI BER COMPANY, An Arkansas Corporation, Plaintiff No. 17198 ARMSTRONG, De- vs. WILLIAM fendant. WARNING ORDER The defendant, William Armstrong, is hereby warned to appear in this Court within thirty (30) days and answer the Complaint of the Plaintiff herein, and upon his failure so to do, said Complaint will be taken as confessed. WITNESS my hand as Clerk of the Chancery Court for the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, and the Seal of said Court on this the 21st day of April, 1967. GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By Betty Coats, Deputy Graham Sudbury 115 N. Second Street BIytheville, Arkansas Attorney for Plaintiff Marcus Evrard 118 W. Walnut Street BIytheville, Arkansas NOTICE OF COMMISSIONER'S SALE Pursuant to the provisions of a decree which was rendered by the Chancery Court of this District and County, in a cause therein pending, wherein BIy- theville Federal Savings and Loan Association, Plaintiff. Thomas L. Culp et-al, Defendants. I, the undersigned commissioner of said Chancery Court mentioned above, will, within lawful hours on May 26th, 1967, offer for sale at public auction to the highest and best bidder, upon a credit of three months, at the front dor of the court house in the City of BIytheville, Arkansas, the following property:- The North Thirty (30) feet of Lot Number Seven(7) and the South Thirty (30) feet of Lot Number Eight (8) in Block Six (6) of the David Acres Subdivision in th* City of BIytheville, Arkansas, as shown by recorded plat thereof. 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