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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 63—NO. 48 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS (72315) FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1967 14 PAGES TEN CENTS iiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiuiiiinniiiiniiiiiii ON THE INSIDE On Page Fourteen Negro engineers are at a premium. Companies are stepping up their recruiting tactics. After contributing taxes for half a century states are eyeing the possibility of getting eongress to give back a portion. Dateline May 12 .NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) —Police kept a check on the Niagara Gorge near the American Falls today after the fourth major rockslide in 36 years tore away a 100-ton section of the Prospect Point sight-seeing area. Officials suggested that recent heavy rains had contributed to the slide Thursday, which sent large chunks of rock hurtling down with a huge roar. Two women employes and a maintenance worker fled from a souvenir shop at the base of the gorge as the rocks approached them. The structure's roof, a canopy and the base of a 282- foot-high obsrevation tower suffered some damage. JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Traffic moved normally along a newly cleared half-mile stretch of Lynch Street today, but National Guardsmen remained alert after a violent night in which one Negro rioter was killed. Student life resumed on the Jittered campus of all-Negro Jackson State College scene of two nights of rioting. A token highway patrol force remained at. one intersection. National Guardsmen were camped nearby. Mayor Allen Thompson visited Guardsmen and announced it would be "business as usual" in the area. He thanksd 'Guardsmen for their aid. HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) -Weary mud-grimed rescuers made their fifth and final sweep of Murphy's Cave today, hoping that somehow in nearly 40 hours of painstaking search ttiey missed three boys believed lost in the cave. No one appeared willing to call off the search for Joel Joey Hoag, 13; his brother, Billy 11, and a playmate, Edwin Craig Dowell, 14, also of Hannibal. The disappearance of the boys recalled the writings of Hannibal's Mark Twain and the fictional adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer in these same caves around this Mississippi River town. "We'll keep plugging if the authorities here want us to,' said William Karras of Washington, D.C., head of the National Speleological Society's cave rescue team. * GUATEMALA (AP) - The hue and cry that Martin Bormann — most wanted of the missing Nazi war criminals — is still alive arose again today after Guatemala's secret police arrested an aged man and sent his fingerprints to West Germany. Bormann, who would be 76 il alive and worth a $25,000 reward, has been reported in Argentina, Brazil and Chile on various occasions but no definite trace has been found ol Adolf Hitler's deputy fuehrer. Eduardo Garcia Gomez, chic] of Guatemala's secret police, said the man, who appeared to be in his 70s and had foreign physical features, was arrestec while working as a peasant in Mariscos, 160 miles from Guatemala City. PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Ltinar Orbiter 4 has returned its first pictures — of the never before photographed south pole of the moon — and the first judgment of project controllers is: terrific. "The project people are exuberant," said Charles J. Don- Ian, associate director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Langley, Va., THE JET SET—This T-33-jet trainer, to be donated to the city by the Air Force, is expected to be completely assembled and mounted on its perch at Walker Park within a very few days. The incidental expenses involved in procuring and mounting the craft are being,borne by the now-disbanded Chickasaw Young Men's Club according to Bob White, a former member of the group. Unfortunately, says White, van- dals have already begun to deface the craft and it may be necessary to erect a fence around it to prevent its being ruined. Airmen from Blytheville Air Force Base, asssisted by a crane truck from the Ark-Mo Power Company, are shown as they fitted the fuselage to the wing yesterday. (Courier News Photo) Senator Jackson Says 'No Way Out of It' Reserves Eyed for War By WALTER R. MEARS WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. lenry M. Jackson said today Jational Guardsmen and Re- ervists will have to be ordered o active military duty to meet nanpower needs in Vietnam- nd the decision will have to ome soon. "I think they're going to have nanpower needs in Vietnam- and the decision will nave 10 come soon. "1 think they're going to have to call up some of the Reserve/' the Washington Democrat said in an interview. "I just don't see any way out of it. "It's a decision that can't be postponed for too long," added Jackson, a senate champion of President Johnson's Vietnam policies. Jackson said he does not know whether the Johnson administration is now contemplating that step. "I don't see any other way to get the men that are needed," he said. Jackson serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee and on occasion has been an administration spokesman on Destroyer Bumping Another Round Of Cold War 'Chicken' WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. and Soviet warships in the Sea of Japan was a standoft today. Each side accused the other of causing the bumps. It appeared to add up to another round in the cold war dispute over two collisions of game of "chicken." The United States charged the Soviet navy with harassing U.S. Navy vessels on the high seas. The Soviets charged the American Navy with provocations. The United States claimed the U.S. destroyer Walker warned away the two Soviet destroyers that jostled her — one on Wednesday and the other Thursday — but, that the warnings were spurned. The Soviets claimed the skip- pers of their destroyers "drew the attention of the Americans to the impermissibility of getting dangerously close," but that the U.S. ships ignored this. American announcements have given no hint of any Soviet warnings. The United States demaded that the Soviet Union take prompt steps to end the harassments. The Soviets countered with a warning about "the kind of results" that could result from alleged provocations. The State Department took its stand in public statements and formal protests to the Soviet Embassy. Moscow spoke through its state-run radio. An aide said President John- For Conoco Plant Expansion Is Termed Logical Continental Oil Company owns 1,100 acres at its Barfield amonia plant site. The present plant occupies carbon dioxide. to the fact that right now the plant vents off into the atmosphere considerable amounts ef about four acres. Does that indicate Continental plans to expand? In the words of a Conoco chemist, it probably does. Robert Royer of -the' Conoco plant was speaking to^Blytheville's Rotary Club • y?Stirday. In the main, he explafneel the confusing (to laymen) chemical process by which Continental takes natural gas, water and air and converts these into anhydrous ammonia. But in the process of making this explanation, he twice commented on the fact that expansion of the Barfield plant is logical. In addition to the acreage sit- sailed, attention This, he said, could be used profitably in the manufacture of urea, another nitrogen - based fertilizer. Among the fact which Royer tossed out yesterday: The Barfield .plant uses 40 million cubic feet of natural gas per day. Blytheville and Blytheville Air Force Base combined use, on a cold winter's day eight million cubic feet. The plant uses roughly ten times as much water as the city. Some one-half million pounds of steam per hour are produced as a result of the operation. * * * Royer was introduced by Ro- Urian Cred Western, son considered the collisions a matter of concern. U.S. defense officials said they see no link between the clashes in the Japan Sea and the war in U.S. Rejects Thant's Viet Peace Step war policy. Three other senators agreei more men undoubtedly ar going to be sent to Vietnan soon. There are 442,000 troops in the i war zone now.with a boost to all least 470,000 due by the end of the year. | "I have no doubt that we're going up to 500,000," said Sen. John Sherman Cooper, R-Ky. "The question is whether they'll stop there." Jackson said the decision to shift U.S. participation in the South Vietnamese pacification program from civilian to military control points to additional manpower requirements. In addition, he said, UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. ;AP) — The U.S. government las challenged U.N. Secretary- general U Thant's contention :hat America must stop bomb- ng North Vietnam as the first necessary step toward prevention of World War III. Thant told the U.N. Correspondents Association Thursday ,hat he feared "we are witness- ng today the initial phases of World War III" in Vietnam. He asserted that U.S. bombing of Morth Vietnam remains "the iirst obstacle to talks" for peace and urged that all attention be [ocussed on slopping the bombing. "If the present trend continues," Thant said, "I am afraid a direct confrontation first of all aetween Washington and Peking is inevitable." U.S. Ambassador Arthur J. Goldberg, after hurried consultations with officials in Washington, issued a statement declaring: "We do not share his current assessment of the situation in Vietnam." Goldberg also took issue with Thani's claim that neither the United States nor North Vietnam accepted unconditionally 14 plan for a standstill truce, preliminary talks between both sides and a new Geneva conference conducted in the spirit of :he 1954 Geneva agreements OD Vietnam. The chief U.S. delegate to the United Nations said North Vietnam's response to Thant's proposal was negative while that of ;he United States was affirmative. Goldberg said the United States shares Thant's desire for peaceful settlement and agrees that talks in the 1954 ieneva spirit would help the cause of peace. 'The United States is prepared to engage in such talks," Goldberg said. Commenting on Thant's call for a stop to the bombing of the the secretary-general's March Soviet Playwright Dies of Heart Attack MOSCOW (AP) - Lev Shein- in, Soviet playwright and fiction writer well known for his detective stories, has died of a heart attack at age 61, the official So- vit news agency Tass reported Thursday. There were no details. 'lorth, Goldberg reminded ths secretary-general that the United States made an offer of a lombing halt last fall from the rostrum of the U.N. General Assembly. "It was precisely in the hope that there could be a mutual de- escalation of the conflict and a diminulion and stoppage of violence on all sides that the United States —. in my General Assembly statement on Sept. 22, 1966-offered. to take the first step and 'order a cessation of all bombing of North Vietnam the moment we are assured privately or otherwise that this step will be answered promptly by a corresponding and appropriate de-escalation on the other side,'"Goldberg said. Thant told the newsmen that since his last news conference on March 28, a "new escalation of the air war against North Vietnam" has come about that is "fraught with very grave consequences." The secretary-general asserted that only North Vietnam's continued resistance to "the pressure of an enormously superior power has prevented an enlargement of the conflict beyond the frontiers of Vietnam.". Bootheel Faces OEO Fund Loss HAYTI —With about $1.5 mil-1 Sorporation (DAEOC), invoked] ing the phasing out period we lion dollars at stake, the direc-ithe wrath of OEO when « re-j also would be trying to get an- tors of the Bootheel's poverty cently fired two employees in a | other organization formed manner described by Thomason through which the poverty pro- iii ciuuibiuu, n\- ^i..^., ...v.*w . ... nianner ucscriueu uy niuiimauu uuuugu wim,n MIC (juv^ii.; |jtw- fighting men are going to be program have been given until | as ,, outside OEO gu j de i ines .» gram s could be administered," npprisri in thP Communist-infest- May 18 to put their house in __,._., ..... ho ca iH needed in the Communist-infested Mekong Delta of South Vietnam, and along the demilia- jrized zone that separates the j two Vietnams. "If we're going to do boifo the fighting and the pacification, "V apan Th ea ah " u it ? s going to definitely mean Vietnam. There has „ ,„„„„„•> „„,,, „* Q( ,, Drt order, according to Don Thomason, Office of Economic Opportunity regional director in Kansas City. Deen speculation the Soviet destroyers made passes at the Walker because of cooling relations between the two powers over Vietnam. American diplomats the Soviets would order their warship skippers to keep a safe distance from American craft and end the incidents. American authorities hoped don't really expect this will be the last of such clashes. The history of the cold war is pocked with charges and countercharges of aircraft buzzings, gunfire, collisions and similar actions. Altough officials would not discuss rules of engagement, it was understood that U.S. Navy ship captains are under instructions to keep their courses and to show firmness in the face of harassment by Soviet vessels. However, deefnse officials acknowledged there have been more troops," said Sen. Stuart Symington, D-Mo. "Military considerations are becoming more dominant," said Sen, George McGovern, D-S.D., "and other factors are being downgraded." Military officers in Saigon had been estimating that up to 700,000 Americans would be needed-oven before the American phase of the pacification program was shifted to military hands. "We're going to be over a half million men," Jackson said. Tfie pacification program itself, designed to win the loyalties of South Vietnamese villagers, is generally in the hands of the Saigon government. Some 13,000 U.S. troops have been involved to some degree, generally in the protection of pacification teams. They had occasions when American com-:been directed by the U.S. mis- manders have had ta give way to avoid collisions. There is a disposition in some official quarters to "lew the bumping of the Walker as the unintended result of deliberately close passes by the Soviets. The United States reported no casualties. Damage was described by the Pentagon as light in both collisions. A Navy spokesman said the Walker took a 6-inch hole, 10 feet above her waterline Thursday. The Wednesday bump reportedly resulted in a broken antenna. Navy sources said the Soviet and American vessels were steaming very slowly. The Soviet broadcast did not say anything about damage or casualties. Some Pentagon authorities suggested the Soviets might have bean trying to impress on _ .CouUnuea pa sion's Office ef Civil Operations. Banks Heads Judge's Meet About 60 judges from throughout the state, including Mississippi County Judge A. A. (Shug) Banks, are expected to attend the spring meeting of the Arkansas County Judges' Association, being held at Lake Village this weekend. The business meeting will begin at noon Saturday at the Chicot County Courthouse at Lake Village, Judge James (Red) Burchfield of Chicot County hosting the group. Banks is president of the association. After (he business meeting, the judges are to gather for informal discussion and entcrtain- Yesterday the regional council sent DAEOC board a telegram telling them to either put the two fired members, Lloyd he said. Thomason was asked about a letter sent them by DAEOC's attorney contending the orga- P.iillips and Bill Braves, back Inization is empowered to hire ,. r . i I HI; uua cuiu iJiii uiavca, uaurv i m&ciuuu u GIM|*UIY ti wu tw n»i ^ The poverty organization Del- h , and iye hem ' and {ire whom th wish since A _„„ TTInncmwiin nntl/M-MlnlMI C J * O , •• ta Area Economic Opportunity Hospital Fee Hike Studied A proposed escalation of fees at Chickasawba Hospital has piqued the attention of the city's medical community, some of whom have been outspoken in their concern about the new schedule. Actually, County Hospital Administrator John Cherry said yesterday, the new fee schedule is "under study" and won't be resolved until June 1, at the earliest. Although several hospital charges to patients were hiked, 'the item which seemed to jar the medcal fraternity is a proposal to peg operating room costs at two dollars per min- "proper" hearing or OEO funds i they are a Missouri corpora- will be suspended, Thomason tion. said. "We have never questioned : If we don't have some indi-' Missouri statutes in this mat- cation from the DAEOC board [ ter. We always have referred by Monday that they are mak- to OEO guidelines. What the ing an effort to correct things, we will send a representative to the Bootheel schools to see if we can fund project Head Start through them instead of DAE- OC," Thomason said. "If the board doesn't make corrections by the 18th, I prob- ute. Currently, the hospital is charging $45 for the first hour, with the cost scaling down for succeeding hours. Cherry explained that the hospital has concluded an exaus- tive cost study, in which various hospital services were analyzed. This was done as a result of Medicare regulations which insist that charges must be closely related to costs. "The cost study revealed that the $2 per minute charge is realistic in view of the fact that we must provide a team of highly - skilled personnel, who are using expensive equipment, to assist the surgeon," Cherry stated. However, he went on to point out that final action on the charges will not be taken until after conferences with the Medicare insurance carrier and oth- DAEOC board members seem to have forgotten is that whenever they accept OEO grants they also accept OEO regulations. "Apparently it's difficult for some members of DAEOC to accept the fact that these are ably will start a 30-day phasing I not my personal opinions but out program which will end in'OEO regulations," Thomason the termination of DAEOC. Dur- said. TB Association Elects Alvin Huffman, Jr., was elected president of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association when that group held its annual meeting in Goff Hotel dining room last night. Huffman succeeds Jimmie Edwards. Other officers elected last night include Ray Hall, J. W. Adams and Mrs. Mildred Blankenship, vice presidents; Mrs. H. C. Bush, secretary, and Joe Evans, treasurer. Dr. W. T. Rainwater was the speaker at the meeting. Italian Men Sentenced MILAN, Italy (AP) - Two Italian Communists accused of plotting to bomb the U.S. consulate and U.S. Information Services offices here were convicted Thursday of illegal possession of explosives. A court sentenced Mlchele Savi, 40, to 18 months in jail. Aldo Ciulla, 39, was sentenced to nine months, but his sentence Huffman iiiiiiininiiiiiiiiiiiiininiinniiiiiuiiiiniiiiiiiiinniniiiinnniw Weather Forecast Motly cloudy and not ; so warm through Saturday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms tonight and Saturday. Low tonight 50s north to 60l south.

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