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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. «3—NO. 62 BLXTHBVILLE, ARKANSAS (72315)' MONDAY, MAY 29,1967 12 PAGES TEN CENTS BEATING DEADLEVE-With an Oct. 1 deadline facing them Headers Lumber Co. of Alma, Ark., say they are running ahead of schedule building Osceola's $200,000 Post Office. The 12,000-square-foot building on East Johnson Will replace the present quarters on West Hale that have been occupied by the Post Office Department since 1936. (Courier News Photo) Immunization plan Called Unenforceable Law Needles Officia Nasser Refuses to Open Aqaba Arabs, Israelis Exchange Shots BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP)—Ar mortar and machine guns from the Gaza Strip fired today on farmers and soldiers inside Israel and the Israelis answered with machine guns' an Israeli army spokesman said in Tel Aviv. He reported one Israeli was slightly wounded. While the firing ceased after 40 minutes the incident served to heighten the feeling of imminent crisis in the Middle East. The feeling of imminence grew Sunday when President Gamal By G. J. Drott Staff Writer The phrasing of sections of an act passed in the closing days of the last legislative session is causing considerable concern among school administrators throughout the state. The measure in question, Act 244, scheduled to become law July 1, requires that all children entering schools in the state thereafter must show proof of immunization against polio, smallpox, diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus and City Will Host 600 State JCs are those for physical disability which might preclude the immunizations or the religious ob jections of recognized churches or denominations. Responsibility for enforcing the law is charged euqally to the superintendents of the school districts and the parents or guardians. Blytheville will be host to gome 600 Jaycees and Jaycettes Aug. 18-20, Blytheville Jaycee President Ted Johnston said to- This action was taken at the site of the Arkansas Jaycees' August board meeting, Johnston laid. This action was takn at the group's annual convention in Hot Springs which ended yesterday. "We haven't definitely settled on meeting places, but we may hold our general meeting in the new Arkansas-Missouri Power Company headquarters building," Johnson said. National Cotton Picking Contest Queen Sandy Beauchamps will be present, Johnston reported. The Jaycees hope to use one of the larger vacant store buildings for a dance in conjunction with the session. Blytheville's Jaycees received a special salute from the state group for having resolved a ii troubling split in the chapter ' during the past year. measles The only exceptions | enter first grade in the, fall. However, he said, superintendents throughout the county have admitted they cannot cope with enrollment for all grades. But * apart from * administrative difficulties inherent in the law, he continued, there is a serious medical question involved. Dr. J. T. Herron, state health officer, last Tuesday Abdel Nasser announced would never retreat from blockade of Israeli shipping in the Gulf Aqaba. Israel's premier, Lev! Eshko, declared his army is ready to fight aggression, including a blockade. The firing of Israeli soil from Gaza apparently was begun by Egyptian irregulars and members of the Palestine Liberation Army. They are believed manning the front lines with Egyptian regular farther back. It was the first such incident reported along the Gaza Strip since the U.N. Emergency Force pulled out of frontier positions ast week at Egypt's request. The army spokesman in Tel Aviv made no mention of Israeli return fire into the trip. The crisis originally was brought on by a series of border raids on the Syrian front and by Israel's threat to retaliate against Syria. Syria is an ally of Egypt, which promptly sent men and armor to the frontier and asked the U.N. peacekeeping force to withdraw. Syria's chief of state, Nured- dine Atassi, flew to Moscow to discuss with Communist parly Secretary Leonid I. Brezhnev and Premier Alexi N. Kosygin the Arab-Israeli confrontation. Nasser warned at a news conference Sunday he will close the Suez Canal to any nation backing Israel in case of war with the Arabs. The United States and Britain had hoped diplomatic pressure would persuade Nasser to reopen the gulf before an Egyptian attack on some ship result ed in war. But Nasser told his news con ference he would not retreat "even as much as one inch" from his blockade. In case of a challenge to Egyptian sovereignty over the Strait of Tiran, the entrance to the gulf, will inflict punishment that will go beyond the imagination the aggressor, no matter who he is," Nasser declared. He asked the United Stales to rcognize Egypt's cause as just and remain neutral. "We are not speaking of a settlement and peace with rael," he said, "Israel was set up by aggress and we must store the rights of the Palestinian people. We shall be patient for one or ten years must reach our goals." In Tel Aviv, Eshkol said in a broadcast to the nation that Israel would continue to insist on its rights by diplomatic means. But he added: "Our armed forces are thoroughly prepared to defend Israel." Israel announced its forces captured a fiveman Egyptian patrol inside Israeli territory in the NegeV Desert Sunday. An Gamal Abdel Nasser Egyptian military spokesman in Cairo confirmed the patrol was captured in Israeli territory while scouting. He said the Egyptian Foreign Office notified Lt. Gen. Odd Bull of Norway, chief of the U.N. truce supervision organization in Palestine, and requested that See EAST on Page Three That is the rub According to gtated that ^ wh(J . cough State Representative Walter - anii Dr. J. E. Beasley, di- t " of five rector of the Mississippi County " ause o£ Me naz . UnoUll nonaftrYleinT h f\ T h f\t J . ,111 Department, both of whom have spoken to educa- v * «. -i j- ^tio( on . tors about the law, dissa isfac- shots to tion is high among school offi- , , , dais, who mainly regard the four y ears old - . ,111 ardous reaction. Most doctors, said Dr. Beasley, do not give Qyer about measure as unenforceable. The American Academy of Pediatrics, to which Dr. Beas- Moreover, adds Dr. Beasley, ; refem , d jn itg ,, Hepor( of at least one requirement of the > Conimittee on the Control law, that of the whooping cough of Infectious Disease . M/ . immunization, Is inadvisable dted threfi years as fte maxi . ,'KBf "A. OK Dateline — May 29 — ww SAIGON (AP)—Communist gunners hammered at U.S. forces on the central coast in a pre-dawn surprise attack today while others lobbed mortar shells into the ancient Buddhist city of Hue. Terrorists followed up the mortar attack by bombing a Hue hotel housing members of Polish- Indian-Canadian International Control Commission. Troops of the 3rd Brigade of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division came under attack at 2:30 a.m. while encamped 7 miles northwest of Due Pho, a coastal town 325 miles northeast of Saigon. There was sharp fighting in the same area last week. WASHINGTON (AP)—While Senate opinion continued to mount against unilateral U.S. military intervention in the Middle East crisis, a top defense official warned there are indications sharply increased fighting will come soon in Vietnam. Cyrus R. Vance, deputy secretary of defense, implied such a stepup in Vietnam action would be started by the Communists. He said, "I think there are strong indications that we may have sharply increased fighting in the demilitarized zone, around the demilitarized zone, and probably concurrent actions throughout the rest of South Vietnam in the near future. NEW YORK (AP)-Jews, preparing to parade Sunday in support of Israel's stand in the Middle East crisis, became engaged in a spitting, jeering, egg-and-shoe hurling fracas with American Arabs readying a counterdemonstration. The fracas which started at 72nd Street and Broadway, resulted in the arrest of a Queens man who allegedly threw a tomato at the Arab group and hit a detective. Bags of water were dropped on the Arabs from apartment windows. ROME (AP)—The leaders of the six-nation European Common Market, celebrating the 10th anniversary of its found- ings, heard an immpassioned plea today for British membership and European political unity. The plea was made by President Giuseppe Saragat of Italy and appeared aimed right at President Charles de Gaulle of France, whose opposition on these issues ruled out progress on them at the meeting here. VATICAN CITY (AP)-Pope Paul VI appointed 27 new cardinals for the Roman Catholic Church today, including four Americans. This gives the United States nine princes of the Church, three more than it ever has had, and brings membership in the College of Cardinals to 120, largest In WsijWy, I1U1I1 a Jlieuiudl oicmupumi,. When educators were first notified of the passing of the law, they interpreted the word- ng to mean all students enroli- ng in the first grade in the !all. However, a recent ruling >y Atty. Gen. Joe Purcell ad- leres to the exact phrasing of the Act, that is ,all grades must comply. As Dr. Beasley explained it, enforcing the law solely among he first grade enrollees would >e a formidable task. To administer the law ainonk the 12 jrades would be virtually impossible. In Mississippi County, said Dr. Beasley, school officials are confident they can administer the law regarding the approximate 2,200 children who will murn age at which the whooping cough preventative should be administered. The Academy recommends starting the series shortly after birth. If, therefore, a child attempts to enroll in the first grade this fall who has not had the immunization or has not had the disease, what is the school to do? Are the administrators to attempt to force the child to get the shots in the face of contrary medical opinion? In Dr. Beasley's opinion, the series of innoculations specified in the Act would require a very minimum of two months to com plete, possibly more. If a child lacks one or more of the specified immunizations, are t h e school authorities to keep him See LAW on Page Three Xopter Crash Kills Postmaster's Son By Jack Tipton MANILA - Joe Keith Hornberger, 20, son of Postmaster Joe Hornberger, was among 10 soldiers killed at Fort Knox, Ky., Sunday when two UH1B "Huey" helicopters crashed and burned. At least 10 other soldiers were injured, two seriously. The search for bodies and attempts to identify the dead in the burned wreckage were continuing at last report. All persons on the copters were members of the 3rd Squad ron, 17th Air Cavalry Regiment stationed at Ft. Knox, said Lt. Col. John Cathness, post information officer. Cathness said the helicopters were transporting troops on a training exercise in preparation neral Service. In addition to his parents, he leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary Hornberger; And two brothers, John Horn- ierger of Memphis and Bruce Hornberger of Manila P.O., Courthouse To Close Tomorrow The Post Office and offices ir the Courthouse will be closec tomorrow in observance of Memorial Day. The lobby of the Post Office will be open for box service only and there will be ne deliveries. Offices at City Hall will be open, and, according to James Martin of the Retail Merchants Association, retail stores wil be open for business as usual. In Event of Ship Sinking Israel May Attack Sinai By BOB HORTON ATHENS (AP) — Officers of the U.S. 6th Fleet believe Israel will launch a major land assault into the Sinai Peninsula if Egypt sinks a ship bound for Israel in the Gulf of Aqaba. The Israelis have virtually no naval capability to compete against Egyptian 150mm guns controlling the mouth of the gulf, their link to East Africa, Asia and Iranian oil. U.S. Navy officers therefore expect Israel would use its highly mobile army to penetrate into and ventually gain control of the entire Egyptian peninsula- breaking Egypt's grip on the gulf. Elath, Israel's only southern port, is at the head of the gulf. Although the port handles only 10 to 15 per cent of Israles' shipping, Elath receives virtually all of Israel's oil from the Middle East. Because of Israel's great reliance on mechanized movement of troops, oil is a strategic resource. Israel has only a semblance of a naval force in the gulf to contend with Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser's proclaimed blockade against Israli shipping. U. S. Navy officers credit Israel with two PT boats and two medium landing craft in the gulf. Egypt, on the other hand, has positioned a relatively strong naval force in the Red Sea—two submarines, about 12 PT boats, a destroyer and a minesweeper. Although it was not immediately confirmed, Panamanian or Mauritanian oil freighters are said to be en route to Elath. Navy officers do not believe Egypt will permit a tanker to pass. With President Johnson backing Israel's right to use the gulf, 6th Fleet ships are maneuvering in the Mediterranean near the trouble spot. Vice Adm. William I. Martin, 6th Fleet commander, is aboard his flagship, the guided-missile three three riers, American American a crusier aircraft aircraft car and four de- strayers off Crete. One of the carriers is the In- repid, which was going to Viet nam with 70 attack planes. Of he three, only the Intrepid is small enough to pass through for a demonstration of firepower and armor mobility, scheduled June 1. Each helicopter normally transports 10 men, plus a crew of three. Cathness said it was not clear whether the copters collided or individually lost power and dropped to the ground. Funeral services for Hornberger are incomplete and will be announced by Howard Fu- ON THE INSIDE Page Two Middle East crisis pushes new analysis by era on U.S. An James Marlow. Twenty Russian ships bird dog U.S. 6th Fleet in Mediter- To Vaccinate For Measles A measles - vaccination day for all of Mississippi County has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 12. The State Health Department will provide vaccine free of charge to the public and the service will be available to all pre-school children beginning at the age of one year. A time schedule and the locations of the vaccination stations will be published when final plans are made. The program was inaugurated by the Osceola Kiwanis Club. Other participating organizations are the Blytheville Junior Auxiliary, the Leachville Parent - Teachers Association, the Manila P.T.A., the Manila Business and Professional Women's Club, the Home Demonstratior Family Living Committees cf County, the Mississippi County Health Department and the Ar kansas State Health Dcpartmcn the Suez Canal. I Because of the crisis, the Intrepid is being held back although officers say a protracted delay would work a hardship on 7th Fleet operations in Southeast Asia. From its present position, the Intrepid could get to Vietnam in a few days by going through Suez. If Egypt closed the canal, the carrier would require two weeks more time to travel around Africa. Other U.S. naval movements are under way in preparation for a possible outbreak of hostilities. The Soviet Union has a smaller but sizable naval force in the Mediterranean. The Soviet force over the past 18 months. U.S. officers estimate there are usually two or three submarines, a crusier, three to four destroyers four or more spy trawlers, an oiler and other supply ships in :he area. "We are superior but they do have a presence there and they make it a point to track our ma- nevers," an officer said. "I'm sure they are telling Egypt where we are." Military officers are not too concerned that the Russians minght intervene militarily. UR, Not City, Doing Paving Car Kills Joiner Boy JOINER - John A. Hill Jr., 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hill of Joiner, was killed Saturday night when hit by an automobile. He and his father were standing on a bridge on Highway 181 near Bassett shooting a rifle when he was struck by the car. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Joiner Baptist Church. Burial will be in Bassett Ceme- ;ery with Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis in charge. In addition to his father, he leaves his mother; Two sisters, Mrs. Jim Essman of Jonesboro and Mis§ Betty Sharon Hill of Joiner; And his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Hanna Becknell of Lilbourn, Mo. The blacktopping of a number of the city streets, in progress for about two weeks, has brought inquiries into this office regarding which agency is dandling the project. The work is not being done by the city as some people believe, but by the U. S. Department of Urban Renewal, under the general contract of July 12, 196. Unfavorable weather, according to H. J. Cupples, director, has prevented the contractor from beginning work until just recently. However, said Cupples, if favorable weather prevails, the The purpose of the overlaying is to level the streets for better drainage and also to fill cracks and depressions to provide a smoother driving surface, said Cupples. Those streets which have been or are to be black-topped are Ash from 6th to 9th; 9th from Main to Walnut; Walnut from 9th to 5th; Chickasawba from t6h to the Frisco Railroad Park from Broadway to near Highway 61; Broadway from Chickasawba to Park; 5th from Chicksawba to Park; and one- block on 10th St. Streets which are to be paved under the Urban Renewal con- asphalting should be complete I tract are Division to the alley within a few days, and the contractor may be able to start concreting the streets in the general contract ihis week. Cupples was unable to estimate when the entire project would be complete. However, he said, the contractor is catching up on time lost because of Inclement weather and should he able to finish the work within the stipulated time, including extensions granted because cf rain and cold. behind Doctors' Hospital; Willow Street from Division to 10th; 7th between Park and the Cotton Belt Railroad; Jamison and Fulton Streets; 5th Street between Park and Hutson; 9th and 8th streets between the Frisco' Railroad and Ash Street; llth Street between Compress Company; Madison between Holly to one-half block north of Willow; and 10th Street from Holly to the existing concrete. Car-Store Crash Injures Two Charges of leaving the scene of an accident and reckless driving were filed against David Howell of 1717 Sales after he ran his automobile into a grocery store on West Ash Street, slightly injuring his two passengers. The accident occurred on 16th and Ash Streets at 3 p.m. Sunday when Howells, according to the police report, apparently lost control of his vehicle and ran into the corner of William Haynes' grocery at 1523 West Ash. The injured were identified as Janettie Doss, nine months old, of 1007 Freeman, and Arliilie Doss, 38, same address. Weather Forecast Clear to partly cloudy with not much change in temperatures through Tuesday afternoon and evening thundershowers mainly north half. Low tonight In the 60s. . .-.

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