The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 16, 1967 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 16, 1967
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 63—NO. 51 BLYTHEVILLE. ARKANSAS (72315) TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1967 12 PAGES TEN CENTS LUXURY COACH — In spite of the old spiritual warning that "you can't get to heaven in a limousine," there is a lively demand for the vehicles, according to Waldo Cotner, president of American Quality Coach Company. Shown above is the company's design for their projected airport limousine a front-wheel drive unit with tandem wheels and axles in the rear and a capacity of 12 to 15 persons. The company also plans to market smaller, seven-passenger "VIP" limousines. Production is expected to be underway in about a year and a half at the company's proposed plant at the industrial park. Coach Company to Tap Limousine Market Production of some 300 units threat to withhold water from anmiallv with approximatelyithe industrial site where his 1M empioyl and a monthly firm is to build, Cotner offered 100 employes ™ j| tongue-in-cheek suggestion payroll or Deiween ?D,UVU .aim $6 000 is the anticipated status of American Quality Coach Company within about a year and a half, as envisioned by Waldo Cotner, president. Cotner was the guest speaker at the Chamber of Commerce executive luncheon, held yesterday noon at the Holiday Inn. Most of his remarks pertained to the market potential for the the company's chances of satisfying it. Both are excellent, according to Cotner. In a lighter vein, referring to the Blytheville Water Companys that his company construct " big cistern," and "make a littt money on the side." * * * As Cotner described it, n company Is presently manufac taring truly satisfactory airpoi (12-to-15-passenger) or V.I.F (seven - passenger) limousine Cotner said lie had toured th nation interviewing operators c limousines regarding thei needs in this type of vehicl and the failings of current moc els to meet these requirement Current limousines are lacl ing in a number of vital, re- pects, said Cotner. They offer 10 more headroom than stand- rd passenger cars, he said, nd they are deficient in luxury and reliability. Luggage pace is also seriously restrict- d, he added. In several important aspects, he design developed by the American Quality Coach Com- iany is to be a rather'radical departure imousiaes, Dateline May 16 TOKYO (AP) - For the first time the official Communist Chinese press has denounced by name an opponent of Mao Tse- tung, indicating that the power struggle in Peking was headed for a climax. A broadcast by Radio Peking today name* Peng Chen, fallen Politfuro member and mayor of Peking, heretofore attacked only by Red Guard wall newspapers, as an opponent ot Mao Tse Tung's thinking." Exactly a year after it was drawn up in the secrecy of a Central Committee meeting, a note of May 16, 1966 was made public by the official radio denouncing the fallen Peking ner e rules issued last August for the current purge called the "great proletarian cultural revolution," the official press was forbidden to denounce any leader by name without clearance from top political bodies. ft SAIGON (AP) - Hard fighting at both ends of South Vietnam was reported today, With 113 guerrillas killed in two battles with American infantrymen in the Mekong Delta and 52 of the enemy and 16 Americans killed in three clashes in the northern sector. Red rocket and mortar attacks continued around the clock in the northern provinces, and the Communists lobbed 60 mortar rounds into the U.S. military advisory compound before dawn in downtown Hue. ft FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Frankfurt Prosecutor Joachim Richter announced today that a fingerprint check has established that an aged man arrested in Guatemala on suspicion of being Martin Bormann is not Hitler's missing deputy feuhrer. The man, who is in his 70s, said his name was Falero Martinez and that he was born in Uruguay. He was arrested last week while working as a farm worker in the interior of Guatemala. ft CHICAGO (AP) — George Lincoln Rockwell has been convicted on three charges stemming from a disturbance last summer in a Cook County official's office and faces penalties of up to one year in prison and $1,600 in fines. Sentencing for the American Nazi party leader was set for today. Magistrate Maurice W. Lee set bond at $5,000. A jury of five men and seven women deliberated 2 hours and 46 minutes Monday night before declaring Rockwell guilty of disorderly conduct, obstructing a peace officer and criminal trespass to property. , 'ft NEW YORK (AP) — Face-to-face on split television screens around the nation Monday night, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and Gov. Ronald Reagan divided too on issues essential to the resolution of the war in Vietnam. The New York Democrat answered "yes" and the California Republican "no" to a question on whether the National Liberation Front, the political arm of the Viet Cong, should take part in any future peace talks. They took opposite positions in a discussion on fht effect of mass protests against the war. from conventional he went on. The company has elected to con- ON THE INSIDE Page Seven How did the Kennedy round talks come out? Not everyone was happy at the Supreme Court's decision ;o extend constitutional prelect- ion to juveniles. Read their com- Mansfield Wants War Before UN ments. Did a U. S. jet go down in China as the Chinese claimed? niiiiiniiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiinniiiiniiiiiiininniiniiinnniiniiuii*"' struct its coaches on Oldsmobile "Toronado" chassis which are to be lengthened and re-inforcec The front-wheel drive construction of these models, saic Cotner, will eliminate difficulties inherent in having to lengthen -the drive shaft. The proposed design calls for the use of tandem wheels and axels in the rear, permitting the use of leaf springs for a smooth er ride and minimizing break down caused by an overloadei rear suspension. Current limou sines, claimed Cotner, are buil on standard chassis which are unable to Withstand the greater weight (some 9,000 pounds) of the coach. * * ¥ Cotner believes the company can get a good share of the limousine market in spite of the fact that its units will be somewhat higher - priced than present models. The major automobile manufacturers are not especially interested in the field, he implied, because their higher production costs substantially reduce the profit margin. Limousine operators, he said, See COACH on Page 2 By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP)-Senate democratic Leader Mike Mans- "ield proposes placing the Vietnam war squarely before the Jnited Nations—an idea he says U.N. Secretary-General U Thant scotched last year. Mansfield said Monday in a Senate speech that when he first >roposed asking the U.N. Secu- •ity Council to take up the war ssue—in a Nov. 11, 1966, speech n Baltimore—he won backing rom President Johnson. He said Johnson phoned him after the speech and urged him o discuss the matter with Thant and Arthur J. Goldberg, U.S. ambassador to the United Na- ions. Mansfield said Thant opposed the proposal, saying he would prefer to pursue peace talks privately rather than having Vietnam taken either to the Security Council or the U.N. Gen eral Assembly. Mansfield later told The Associated Press he had not previously discussed publicly the President's request and Thant's response. "I think the secretary-general has had his chance," Mansfield told his colleagues Monday, "He has done everything he can. H is now time to place the matter formally before the Security Council. "In view of this background, would think the President might look on this proposal with fa -or." Mansfield s proposal, and a all by Sen. John Sherman Cooper, R-Ky., for restrictions on U.S. bombing of North Vietnam, came in the wake of Thant's forecast last week that the ioutheast Asian conflict could explode into World War III. Cooper urged restricting of bombing to infiltration routes near the demilitarized zone dividing the two Vietnams. He said if such a limitation on air strikes brought any affirma- :ive response from Hanoi, all bombing sould be suspended in an effort to get talks started. . Gen. Earle G. Wheeler, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, predicted Monday that U.S. military involvement in Asia could last "till the end of the century." Secretary of State Dean Rusk said the United States is opposed "to Red China being jiven a free hand out there. We would not like to see one nation dominate all of Europe or all of Asia.' Armorel to Hold Commencement Emmett SmiSi, president o: Crowley Ridge Junior College will be the featured speaker for commencement exercises at Armorel School at S tonight. Nineteen seniors will be graduated and the program will be held in the gymnasium. Valedictorian is Sharon Kay Dyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Dyer or Armorel. Salutatorian is Charles D. Hardesty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jahn Hardesty of Chicago, formerly of Armorel. (For picture see Page Four). Mike Mansfield Wheeler found the current situation in Thailand highly reminiscent of South Vietnam in the early 1960s. Rusk and Wheeler were quoted in the May 30 edition of Look magazine. Cooper, Sen. George D. Aiken, R-Vt., Mansfield and others agreed in Senate debate that any further acceleration of the war makes it more likely that Rd China may intervene and that the Soviet Union would be drawn in. thus bringing on a world war. Rusk, whose previous judgment on Chinese intentions in Korea was questioned by Sen. Frank Church, D-ldaho, had been scheduled for an appearance today at a closed session the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to review the Vietnam issue. The secretary canceled out to attend two sessions of congressional leaders and committee members for discussion of the windup of the Kennedy Round of European trade talks. Chairman J. W. Fulbright, D- Ark., indicated the committee will want to hear from Rusk later but had no idea when that See VIETNAM on Page 2 MCDC Progress Listed in Osceola Last spring, the Overall Eco-l nomic Development Program „ County Development Council lie meeting places; Gears Government For Prolonged War By JO S EPH R. COYNE WASHINGTON (AP)-The Johnson administration gradually is gearing its money operations—including the national debt—for a Vietnam war lasting at least as long as the U.S. involvement in World War II. A request Monday to Congress for a permanent debt ceiling of $365 billion to carry the government through June 30, 1969, was one of several recent moves in that direction. They also include President Johnson's request for a six per cent income tax surtax, sales of new "freedom share" savings bonds pegged directly to the length of the war and a voluntary program to stem the flow of investment dollars overseas. World War H fighting began for the United States Dec. 7, 1941, and ended with Japan's surrender Aug. 14,1945. The U.S. troop buildup in Vietnam reached major scale in mid-1965 and administration fiscal planning now runs through June 30, 1969. The implication for the national debt was clear in Fowler's appearance Monday before the House Committee. Ways and Means 'I am here to talk about financing a war. It is a costly war and it must be financed in a manner consistent with preserving sound, balanced and fruitful economic growth at home," he said. In recommending a permanent debt ceiling of $365 billion, Fowler laid World War II pro- vided a precedent for large debt limit increases to insure the ceiling "would not be a . constraint on necessary wartime finance." The present temporary ceiling of $336 billion will drop to $285 billion, the current permanent level, on July 1 unless Congress acts. The actual debt as of May 10— the latest date for which a figure is available— was $328.4 billion. In proposing the surtax, Johnson pegged its length at either two years— which would carry it to June 30, 1969-or as long as the war lasted. The "freedom shares" went on sale May 1 to persons buying Series E bonds on the payroll savings or bond-a-month plans. They pay 4.74 per cent interest When held to maturity of ¥& years. Fowler also told the committee the administrative budget deficit for both this fiscal year and next is now estimated at $11 billion— and that assumes Congress approves the surtax. But Chairman Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., sugested a $365- billion ceiling might be insufficient because of uncertainties like the surtax on the adminis- traton's projection. Failure of Congress to act on a variety of requests, he said, might add another $12.5 billion to the debt. Osceola's Project Head Start Is Scheduled for Mid-June (MCDC) set forth 19 goals for the year. At last night's meeting of the MCDC in Osceola, the progress report and supplement prepared by the Council disclosed that considerable progress had been achieved toward three of the goals, some moderate gains toward 13, and littleo r no advancement on another three. The bi-racial council was formally organized March 31, 1966, at a meeting in Osceola attended by 54 persons from all economic levels and representing a diversity of occupations. County Judge A. A. (Shug) Banks as elected temporary chairman and subsequently chosen permanent chairman. The council is purely a planning and advisory body and has no authority to receive or distribute funds. It was organized in accordance with federal regulations which decree that a county must have a comprehensive development plan in order to be eligible for funds under the Economic Development Administration of the U. S. Department of Comerce. Sole business of last night's meeting was the reading by Banks of the supplemental report, as demanded by federal regulations. Approximately 20 members of the council were present. Those not in attendance are to be mailed copies of the report, said Banks. In addition to citing the need for continued work toward the original 19 points, the report also outlined the following further objectives: Improving inadequate and hazardous sewer systems in cer tain municipalities; Increasing technical training for farm labor; Implementing a measles - immunization program; Increasing agricultural income; Obtaining adequate housing Far government and partici Dating-agencies; A Head Start program is to begin in Osceola about mid- mothers of children enrolled) at $200 per month; June, according to Gary Jump-| one secretary at $300 month- er, director of the Mississippi County Office of Economic Opportunity. The O.E.O. hopes to lease the Coral Lanes Bowling Alley building for the program, and is seeking teachers and mothers of participating children for classroom work and other duties far two and one-half months The positions open and salaries receivable are as follows: Ten teachers (must be state- certified) at $400 per month; Ten teacher aides (must be One cook (preferably mother of a participating child) at $180 monthly; And one janitor-bus driver (experienced and preferably father of participating child) for two months only at $175 per month. Applications are obtainable at the Osceola Neighborhood Service Center at 208 Hale Avenue and must be postmarked or returned no later than Monday May 24. Osceola YDC Host Mississippi County's Young emocrats Club meets in Osceola tonight. The meeting begins at 8 o'clock will be held in the Buchanan Chevrolet Co., office and is open to the public. Missco in Study Blytheville and Osceola are among towns which will be included in sample groups for a national survey of youth which is bieng conducted by the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research. Graduate students from the University of Michigan will be in the county later this month can ccnagers (13 to 16 years). Improving- -library - facilities; Alleviating-the need for pub- And establishing suitable community centers. The council is essentially composed of committees on agriculture, education, comuni- ty facilities, industry, recreation, family living and health. The supplemental report was a compilation of the efforts of past year. Y WELCOME — Major Caldwell (seated right) was welcomed to the position as director of the Blytheville YMCA by Y Director J.P. Garrott (seated), President Jerry Halsell (standing left) and Elbert Johnson, who headed the committee to secure a replacement for Garrott, who is retiring. (Courier News Photo) Oklahoman Is New Y Director Major Caldwell, an educator from Bartlesville, Okla., has been named new director of BlytheviUe's YMCA. Y President Jerry Halsell made the announcement this week. Caldwell is to take over his duties here about mid-July. "He is in charge of a YMCA day camp in Bartlesville and feels committed to see t b a t ttirough to its completion," Halsell commented. Caldwell, married and the father of three, is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and has done additional work at the University of Colorado and Tula, • For the past IS yean, he bat ing, math and science. However, during much of this time he also has worked with the YMCA - at nights, on weekends and during summer months. Caldwell also has been active in- Boy Scout work and has acted as sponsor for church youth groups. in uic uuumy imci uua iiiuiiui » w » ••«- t»» a * » j*>«""» •"- •«"• to conduct the study of Ameri- been connected with Bartlesville public schools, teaching draU- Weather Forecast Partly cloudy to cloudy tonight and Wednesday with" a chance of showers or thunder* showers mainly north portion tonight and early Wednesday. Mild tonight and a little cooler Wednesday, tow tonight in tlN upper 40s.

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