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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 63—NO. 45 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS (72315) TUESDAY, MAY 9, 1967 12 PAGES TIN CENTS Dateline May 9 On Page Five Viet veteran brings home bubonic plague. Gradual escalation of bomb- Ing hardened N. Vietnamese. Hoffa tries for fourth time to get a new trial. Why the war in Vietnam? An •naylsis by James Marlow. RALEIGH, N. C. (AP) - The North Carolina Legislature has enacted a bill liberalizing the state's 86-year-old abortion law. The governor has no power of veto. The Senate concurred Monday night in technical amendments approved by the House of Representatives, thus adopting the law. The new abortion law is similar to one recently adopted in Colorado. It supersedes an 1881 North Carolina statute allowing abortions only if the life of the mother was in danger. PASADENA, Calif. (AP) Lunar Orbiter 4, in the desired orbit around the moon, will start Thursday taking pictures of the moon that are expected to be 10 times sharper than any taken with earth telescopes. The 600-pound spacecraft, launched Thursday from Cape Kennedy, Fla., swung into the near-perfect orbit Monday after a breaking rocket was fired for eight minutes. The high point of the orbit is What scientists wanted — 3,789 miles above the moon's surface ADA, Okla. (AP) - A 6-foot- 10 convict who blundered halfway across Oklahoma in a vain escape bid Monday was charged with armed robbery Monday night in one county then transferred here, the county where he took six persons hostage. The flight led through seven counties to 20 miles from the Texas border. Emmett Ray McCarthy, 34 was charged at Ardmore, in Carter County with taking the car of an Ardmore woman, one of four cars officers said he took during the seven-hour flight tha ended when he crashed one into a tree on a dead-end street in Marietta. WASHINGTON (AP)-An Ar kansas Supreme Court rulinj that halted the distribution o eight magazines held to be ob scene in Chancery Court at Pine Bluff three years ago was re versed Monday by the U. S. Su preme Court. The high court stated in an unsigned decision that the jus tices .agreed—for different rea sons — that there were nc grounds for the obscenity judg ment against Gent, Swank Modern Man Bachelor, Caval cade, Gentleman, Act and Sir. The 1961 Arkansas statute cit ed by the Pine Bluff court defines "obscene" as anything! "that to the avreage person, applying to contemporary community standards the dominant theme of he material taken as a whole papeals to prurient interest." LITTLE ROCK (AP)-Arkansas has taken.a "great step forward in protecting the public while recognizing the need for policing the insurance industry from within," state Insurance (Commissioner John Norman Harkey said Monday. Harkey said the step was Gov. -Winmrop Rockefeller's appointment of a Governor's Advisory Board on Life Insurance to make recommendations • on matters affecting both the industry and the buying public. Harkey said he had requested the board, which was formed by executive order. TUPELO, Miss. (AP) -University of Mississippi Chancellor John D. Williams believes he could have become national hero If he had resisted political interference during the turbulent fall of 1962, but only at the cost of dooming the school as an educational institution. UP FOR BOND — Patrolman Ed Downs of the city police took time early this morning to cast his vote regarding the $1.5 million Act 9 industrial bond issue before Blytheville voters today. Although voting this morning was rather light, advocates of the bond issue anticipate a good turn-out. Polls opened at 8 this morning and will remain open until 7:30 tonight. Construction on the plant for the still-unidenified industry in question is expected to begin in about 30 days. (Courier News Photo) Supreme Court Rules.., Girlie Magazines Are Not Obscene By BARRY SCHWEID i Amendment rights and for sell- WASHINGTON (AP) - Wat- ever may be the Supreme Court's going definition of obscenity — and there are about as many definitions as there are justices — Monday's ruling in this highly subjective area makes one thing clear: Girlie magazines are not obscene. Undoubtedly this is cheering news for champions of First ers of such spicy publications, just as it is displeasing to those who consider girlie magazines corrupting. But perhaps equally significant is what the decision does not do: lay down a rule on whether retailers may be prosecuted under state obscenity laws when they claim they were largely unaware of a suspect Andrews Sister Dies LOS ANGELES (AP) - Laverne Andrews, eldest of the singing Andrews Sisters, died Monday of cancer. She had been ill for eight months. She was 51. Her sisters, Maxene and Patti, learned of the death while they were fulfilling a nightclub engagement at Lake Tahoe, 500 miles to the north. Laverne's husband of 18 years, Lou Rogers, a wholesale liquor dealer, was at his wife's bedside in their West Los Angeles home when she died. They had no children. Carrying on the group's 35- year performing tradition, the younger sisters had appeared without Laverne for nearly a year. The sisters made almost 900 records—of which 60 million [copies have been sold—since they became successful in the 1930s. The sisters starred in motion pitures, on the stage and in nightclubs since their start in "kiddie revues" in the hometown of Minneapolis in 1929. Their best-known hits included "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree with Anyone Else But Me" and 'Rum and Coca Cola." The sisters received their only music education in a Minneapolis dancing school, which they attended free because Laverne, an accomplished pianist-at the age of 10, played for the dancing lessons. "We never really learned to read music," recalled Maxene. "We would .just sing what we heard, what we felt and what came naturally." Seek Head Start Applicants Applications are being taken for a variety of county Head Start programs, according to Gary Jumper, director of Mississippi County Ofice of Economic Opportunity. Persons are being sought for: A director of education; director of nutrition; director of social services; social worker aids (11 needed); and two registered nurses. Persons applying should submit their application, Jumper said, to "Director, Mississippi County, Ark., Economic Opportunity Commission, Inc., 215 Chickasawba, Blytheville. Personel are needed in several community Head Start projects, according to Jumped. The following communities need teachers, teacher's aids, secretaries, bus driver - janitors and cooks. The communities and those to whom applications should be sent are: Burdette, Chris Tompkins Jr.; Dell, Mack Todd; Dyess, Mrs. Jewell Long; Reiser, V. J. Ashley; Leachville, Andrew Garrison; Luxora, Caroll King; Missco, R. H. Wilmoth Jr.; Blytheville, T. A. Woodyard; And Manila, Mrs. Bonnie Smith. Applications must be postmarked by Moday, according to Juniper. HOA LAC MIG BASE KAPUT publication's contents. And the court's definition 6 obscenity is no clearer than i was in March 1966, the last time it delivered major pronounce ments on the subject and uphelt the conviction of Eros magazia publisher Ralph Ginzburg. The convictions of Robert Re drup, a New York City newsstand operator who sold two racy paperbacks to a policeman, and of William Austin, who sold girlie magazines in his Paducah, Ky., bookstore, were thrown out Monday because a majority of the justices found their prosecutions in conflict with the First Amendment. At least four different constitutional views of obscenity were presented in the unsigned opinion, but none was singled out as controlling in the Redrup and Austin cases. Similarly, the court barred Arkansas from prohibiting circulation of eight girlie magazines, but the opinion trained no particular concept,of obscenity on the Arkansas action. Actually, when the court took on the cases more than a year ago it specifcaly refused to pass judgement on whether the magazines arid the two paper- hacks were legally obscene. Instead, it said it would decide procedural issues, including the question of knowledge of contents. The court acted then, it said Monday, "upon the hypothesis that the material involved in each case was of a character described as obscene in the constitutional sense." "But," it said, "we have concluded that the hypothesis upon which the court originally proceeded was invadil." In other words, the magazines and the two paperbacks, "Shame Agent" and "Lust Pool," cannot constitutionally be held obscene. There were two dissenters, Justices John M. Harlan and Tom C. Clark. In an opinion in which Clark joined, Harlan declared: "These dispositions do not reflect well on the processes of the court, and I think the Issues for which the cases were taken should be decided." Such a decision awaits another day. By GEORGE MCARTHUR SAIGON (AP) - Five U.S. air attacks in two weeks have put he Hoa Lac MIG air base 20 miles west of Hanoi out of ac,ion, the U.S. Command an; lounced today. A spokesman said there was 10 evidence of MIG activity on he field when nine flights of U.S. Air Force F105 Thunder- chiefs from Thailand plastered he field Monday for the fifth ,ime since April 24. U.S. .planes flew 121 missions over North Vietnam Monday, and one Thunderchief was shot down, the spokesman said. The pilot was listed as missing in action. There was no indication whether the plane was lost dur- ng the raid on the Hoa Lac iield. The Thunderchief was the 535th U.S. combat plane reported lost to hostile action over Morth Vietnam. While the air war in the North ncreased in fury, U.S. B52 bombers blasted Communist positions within and below the demilitarized zone Monday night in a continuing campaign ;o ease the pressure on U.S. Marines and allied forces in the northernmost sector of South Vietnam. 'I would say the field at Hoa Lac is no longer operable," a U.S. spokesman said. Air Force reports of Monday's raid said both ends of the hard- surface runway were pockmarked by 1,000-pound bombs, the center of the runway was blasted and the antiaircraft sites and sandbagged MIG revetments heavily raked by shattering cluster bombs. There are four big MIG bases in the Hanoi-Haiphong area. In addition to the Hoa Lac base, the base at Kep has been hit twice but the other two have not been attacked. While the Air Force was blasting the MIG field, Navy pilots from the nuclear-powered carrier Enterprise hit a naval supply area choked with barges 20 miles northeast of Haiphong The pilots said they touched off a large oil fire. Despite a continuing overcast other pilots ranged south to the 17th Parallel dividing Vietnam io hit supply routes, trucks, barges and other targets. The eight-engine B52s unloaded about 500,000 pounds of bombs on suspected Red supply routes and bivouac areas in the northern half of the demilitarized zone and 11 miles northwest of Khe Sanh, just below the western end of the zone. From these areas North Vietnamese iroops have made repeated at- ;acks on U.S. Marine positions in recent weeks, and the area northwest of Khe Sanh has been lit repeatedly by the high-flying jombers. No further fighting was re- The U.S. Command made an upward revision of the casualty figures for both sides in t'.ie battle of Con Thien. The North Vietnamese toll increased 10 197 dead, 18 more than previously announced. Allied casualties were put at 44 Marines killed, :40 U.S. troops wounded — most of them Marines — and 14 Vietnamese irregulars killed and 16 wounded. This increased the number of Marine dead by nine and the number of American wounded by 41. While no large-scale ground fighting was reported, a troop- carrying helicopter was downed near Tay Ninh City and four soldiers on board were injured. Two other troop-carrying choppers were shot down about 30 miles northwest of Saigon, and the pilot of one was wounded. Both crafts were later flown out. South Vietnamese headquarters reported guerrilla raiders blew up the petroleum dump at Kien Thanh, 110 miles southwest of Saigon, destroying 10,000 gallons of gasoline. The dump supplied a nearby airfield and U.S. Army helicopters in the area. The Viet Cong also kept up their attack on the government's pacification program, killing five revolutionary development workers, and wounding two others in an attack on the hamlet of Long Hai on the central coast. Wallace's Getting on Problem: Ballot By WILLIAM T. PEACOCK WASHINGTON (API-Former Gov. Gerge C. Wallace of Alabama could find it expensive and difficult to get his name on the ballot in every state if he becomes a third-party candidate for president next year. Each state makes its own laws in this field they vary widely. In some the number of signatures required for effective petitions would necessitate an army of volunteer workers, salaried solicitors, legal talent or a paid headquarters staff. Wallace said in an interview with executives of the Richmond News Leader published Monday: "We know how to get on the ballot in every state—all 50 states." He mentioned California and Ohio as possibly the most difficult. In Ohio, the requirement is a petition bearing valid signatures equal to 15 per cent of the vote for governor in the last election. On the basis of the 1966 election, this would be 433,000 names. In California, a third part can get on the ballot with backing from 66,659 voters, or one per cent of the total vote cast last November. However, these 6,059 must be registered as ad- hrnts of th third party 135 days before the election. There are small ifs and buts in the laws of some states which complicate petition routes for getting on the ballot. In Indiana, a third-party candidate needs a petition with only one-half of one per cent of the vote cast for secretary of state in the last election. This works out to 8.320 for 1968. But, the laws says, each signature must be notarized. Delaware's law requires petition with 50 signatures from each of the 18 state senatorial sorted Square, around "Leatherneck the area of four U.S. Marine outposts just south of the demilitatized zone where the Leathernecks drove off some 1,200 North Vietnamese who attacked the Con Thien camp Monday. * Gosnell High Holds Election Gosnell High School became the second school in Mississippi County to use a voting machine in its student council election, Friday, May 5. Blytheville High's student council were selected via vote machine last week. The machine is on loan to Mississippi County Young Republicans and the school project is sponsored by Blytheville High School Teen-age Republicans in cooperation with the student council of each school. Gosnell student council officers are: Rheta Cotton, president; Vicki Anderson, vice - president; Beverley Hornbuckle, secretary; Donna MacAnulty, treasurer; Donna Meacham, reporter; and Ethan Azeltine, parliamentarian. districts. The rub is that the signatures must be of persons who are not members of either party—Democratic or Republican—now accredited. Oklahoma has a simple provision—but one that is impossible for a new party to meet. It says a third party may be put on the ballot if it received at least 10 per cent of the vote in three or iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiininniiiinnniiiiiiniiiiinniiiiiiiniiiiiini POLLS OPEN TILL 7:30 Following is a list of polling places where voters may participate in today's Act 9, ?1.5 million bond eection. Polls opened at 8 a.m. a n < close at 7:30 p.m. Ward 1-A. Robinson Imple. ment Company at 500 East Main; Ward 1-B, Wade Furniture Warehouse at 515 East Main; Ward 1-C, Hensley Super Market at 605 South Ruddle Road; Ward 2-A, the Jaycee Clubroom at 309 North Second; Ward 2-B. the YMCA building at 300 South Second; Ward 3-A, Carlock Pontiac at Fifth and Walnut Streets; Ward 3-B, Blytheville Water Company at 415 West Main; Ward 4-A. Pickard's Grocery. 1044 West Chickasawba; Ward 4-B. Missco Implement Company at 800 South Division, Ward 5-A, Mississippi Counl Lumber Company at 1807 Wesl Main; Ward 5-B, Baldridge Garage West Highway 18; Ward 5-C, Doyles Service Station, 2113 West Rose. Absentee ballots, Mississippi County Clerk's office at the Courthouse. iiiinniniiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiwiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiininniiniiNiinn Psychiatrists Hit Car Advertising By JOHN HARBOUR AP Science Writer DETROIT (AP) — The auto industry caters to the dangerous instincts of the "nut behind the wheel," then blames the driver Barracuda to back up his point. He quoted advertising copy describing cars that said: "Al muscle and an almost neurotic urge to get going. A deep breathing, growling under the auto accidents, a lawyer | hood. Comes on like Genghi: said today. "As psychiatrists above | Khan." all I One safe-driving pamphlei others have cause to know, nuts-'quoted by O'Connell said, "We -- can identify an immature driver whether behind the wheel or anywhere else-ought to be jelped, not exploited," Prof. Jeffrey O'Connell said. His remarks were in a speech prepared for the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. The University of Illinois professor cited auto names such as Wildcat, Cougar, Mustang and Dell Play Is Set A three-act comedy, "It's Great to be Crazy," will be performed at the Dell High School auditorium Friday, May 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admissions are 25 cents for students and 50 cents for adults. 'without even looking-just by hearing the way he drives. A reckless or discourteous driver can be. a quiet one, but usually isn't. He tends to make harsh, distinctive noises ttiat reveal his dangerous presence as the rattles, growls, hisses and buzzes of other menaces." But, O'Connell said, the same auto company advertised a new model copy: to teen-agers with the 'For stab and steer men there is a new three-speed automatic you can lock in any gear Make small noises in youi throat. Atta boy, tiger!" Thli model is "just a friendly little sabre-toothed pussy cat. One o See ADVERTISING on Page more states at the last elction. However, Oklahoma election officials indicated in an inter- iew II y thought a party which could supply proof of me-ning- 'ul voter support in Oklahoma probably could win a court decision putting it on the ballot. Wallace indicated in his interview with the News Leader that :hought has been given to litiga- .ion as a way of getting on the jallot in som estates. "I think a major candidate— and we will be a major candidate if we enter the race—can't be kept off arbitrarily." he said. : I don't think it's constitutional. I think you can win a court case on keeping you off the ballot, if you are on the ballots in all the other states." Four Eagles Honored Tonight Four Scouts wili receive their Eagle awards tonight in a dis- rict court of honor here. John Lee. John Hardin and Vance Blackwell, all of Blytheville, and Buddy Fielder of Osceola are getting Scouting's ifehest award. . The court will begin at 8 p.m. and will be in First Baptist Church. RE-ASSIGNED -Col. George McKee, commander, 97th Bombardment Wing, Blytheville Air Force Base, has been appointed commander of the 72nd Bombardment Wing, Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico: The colonel is to depart Blytheville for Ramey early in June. Appointed Oscar Fendler has been named to the Standing Committee on Education About Communism of the American Bar Association. Fendler's appointment was made by Earl F. Morris, president-elect of the Bar Association and of Chicago. luiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiniiniiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiniiinniniiiniiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiii 1 Weather Forecast A trend of seasonably warm temperatures will favor Arkansas into Thursday although thundershower activity is likely in North Arkansas Wednesday and over the state Thursday. Fair tonight, becoming partly cloudy Wednesday. Warm Wednesday and cool tonight. Low tonight 52-62. . illllllllillllllllHIIIU niiiiiimniimiiiiiimiiu

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