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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 63—NO. 69 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS (72315)' TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 1967 12 PAGES TEN CENTS ISRAELI FORCES DRIVE TOWARD SUEZ By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Israeli forces swept within 90 miles of the Suez Canal today, apparently following the road that led them to the vial waterway in 195G. The Egyptians closed the canal on the ground that it could be blocked indefinitely if a ship was hit there. With their biterness overflowing against the United States because of is past support of Israel, three Arab countries—Kuwait, Iraq and Algeria—cut off sale of oil to the United States and Britain. Lebanon curtailed loading of oil from pipelines. These actions followed Cairo charges that British and Ameri- Circuit Court Suits Filed The following charges have been filed in the criminal division of Circuit Court. Hermon Lee Rivers has been charged with forgery and uttering. He is accused of attempting to cash a $23 check, made out to Percy Wright Jr. and drawn on the First National Bank of Little Rock, at Marr's Liquor Store. * * * Perry Wayne Todd has been accused of grand larceny in connection with the March 15, 1967, theft of $87.90 from Roy Kirksey. * * * Jerry Pemberton has been charged with grand larceny in connection with the May 15, 1967, theft of a 1962 Chevroet from Thomas Middleton. * * * A case involving B. E Hawkins has been appealed from municipal court. May • 31, 1967, Hawkins was convicted in municipal court for driving while intoxicated (second offense). He was fined $250 (of which $50 Was suspended), $17.75 costs, sentenced to 10 days in jail and had his license revoked for a year. He is free on $400 bond. * * * Also appealed from municipal court is a case involving David Howell. May 31, 1967, he was convicted in municipal court of reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. On the "Reckless • Driving" charge, he was fined $150, $12.75 costs, 20 days in jail and had his license revoked for six months. He was released on $500 bond. On the "Leaving - the - Scene of - and - Accident" charge, he was fined $100 and $12.75 costs. He was freed on $200 bond on that charge. * * * N. Russell Chapman has appealed a municipal court conviction on a charge of improper passing. He was fined $15 and $1.50 costs May 31, 1967. He is free on $50 bond. can planes from carriers were aiding Israel. The charges were denounced as false in both Washington and London. The Soviet Union was backing the Arabs and spoke out against Israel as having instigated the war, but no military interven- ion from Moscow was evident. By land or a;r, Israel carried the War into Jordan, Syria and Iraq as well as Egypt. A military spokesman in Tel Aviv said Israeli columns in Sinai captured the key town of Abu Aweigila, 30 miles southeast of coastal El Arish, seized earlier. The town lies on the main east-west road through the Sinai Desert. This gave the Israelis a solid 30-mile front for a sweep westward along the line of the 1956 onslaught to the Suez Canal, the spokesman added. . Forward elements were reported advancing nearly half way through the desert. Israel, seemingly with air superiority over the fronts, claimed the destruction of at least 374 Arab planes, Israel ad. mitted losing 19 planes, while the Arab commands claimed 183 were shot down. An indication of Israel's air superiority came from a Jordanian communique in Amman. It said there was "a huge umbrella of Israeli aircraft over the whole In the civil division of Cir- See COURT on Page 5 20 Churches In Revival Twenty area churches and Mississippi County Union Mission are joining in conducting a series of revival meetings here June 17-25. Speaker for each of the 8 p.m. services will be Rev. Walter K. Ayres, staff evangelist of the First Baptist Church in Little Rock. Services will be held in a large tent at Franklin and Walnut (Little Park. The tent seats 2,000. Rev. Ayres is a former standout high school and college athlete and has served as chaplain for the University of Arkansas football team. He is especially talented at speaking on problems concern- Ing young people and his opening message will be aimed at our Youth Night audience on June 7," Mission Supt. Paul Kirkindall said. Mr. and Mrs. Ncnl Surtdard and Kyle Lollar will provide ipiciaj muite. . ... Jordanian front." | into the northern Sinai Desert, .! As the war intensified, mobs I the Israeli army announced the attacked U.S. facilities in Damascus and Baghds- 1 and the consulate in Egypt's Alexandria, j the capture of the city of Gaza, In addition to striking deep Egyptian administrative head- virtual occupation of the Gaza Strip on the Mediterranean with quarters. | The strip had been bypassed by Israeli forces striking south and west and Radio Israel called on the strip's residents to surrender. Most of the strip's resi- dents are Arab refugees from the Israeli-Arab war of 1948. More than 30 miles west of the strip, the Israel army fanned out from the captured key coastal town of El Arish in the Sinai BETTER LATE ... — This area's wheat harvest began quickening its pace this week and should be nearing its peak by week's end, barring ram. Wheat is a $6-million-a-year crop in the county. The outlook for this year's yields is good, notwithstanding the fact that the harvest was delayed a week by rain. (Courier News Photo) Peninsula and seized Bir Lach- 3an to the southeast, an army announcement in Tel Aviv said. The Israel column at El Arish was in a position to strike due west for Port Said, at the Mediterranean entrance to the Suez Canal. This is one of the major routes followed by the Israeli army in overruning the Sinai Desert in 1956. The holy city of Jerusalem became a battleground as Israeli and Jordanian troops battled savagely in the streets. The Israeli army said 500 rartons have been wounded in Israel's sector of the divided city and countless buildings and homes have been hit. In the midst of the battle, Prime Minister Levi Eshkol of Israel sent an appeal to Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin, charging hat Egypt started the war and urging Kosygin join "in an effort to secure peace based on the independence and territorial integrity of all nations." Cairo radio said the canal, one of the world's most vital waterways, had been closed because of Israeli attacks on ships in the canal. Baghdad radio said Iraqi President Abdel Rahman Aref has stopped delivery of his country's oil to the West because of "the position of Ameri- Arab Air Force Mauled by Israelis By FRED S. HOFFMAN WASHINGTON (AP) - The Israeli air force apparently chewed up the Arab air forces in the first day of the war, U.S. government sources report-id after hearing from American observers in the Middle East. This information tended to support Israel's claim that its jets had struck a hard blow to Arab air power. The U.S. sources, who provid- ed no figures, stopped short of saying the Arab air forces had been neutralized. If they have succeeded in smashing Arab air power, the Israelis will have achieved one of two vital military objectives. The other major military aim is destruction of Egyptian tank forces. The Israelis and the Egyptians each were credited with having about 1,000 tanks before the fighting broke out, with another 1,000 or so tanks distributed among oner Arab armies. Reports to the Pentagon on the military course of the war were still scanty in detail many hours afer the fighting began. Israeli military leaders claimed Monday to have destroyed 374 Egyptian, Jordanian and Syrian aircraft in aerial combat and on the ground. The Arabs claimed to have shot down 161 Israeli planes. Shortly before the conflict erupted, American military experts estimated the Arab states had combined air forces totaling more than 350 combat planes. They pegged the Israeli air force at up to.270 fighting aircraft. The Israeli air force is very largely French in manufacture — Mirage, Mystere and pura- gan intercepters and fighter bombers for the most part. Thus, the French decision to cut off arms supplies to all of the warring countries could fall heavily on the Israelis if the war lasts for any appreciable length of time. They could run short of spare parts. The biggest Arab air force is owned by Egypt — more than 200 fighting planes — and virtually all the significant aircraft was supplied by the Soviets. Presumably, the Soviets would maintain a flow of spare parts to the Egyptians no mat- See RAIDS on Page 5 can and Britain." His action was announced; after the Egyptian high command charged that U.S. and British Navy planes had joined the.war in support of Israel, a charg« that the U.S. and British governments immediately denied. Cairo radio said the Suez Canal was being closed because a ship might be hit in the waterway and block it "for a long time." The broadcast did not identify the ships which it said had come under Israeli fire. Egypt charged Monday that Israeli planes had fired on a French tanker in the canal but apparently it was not hit. Egypt charged (hat planes from U.S. and Briish aircraft carriers attacked Arab forces hi Jordan and provided an air urn- breila over Israel. Despite immediate denials from the U.S. and British governments, which had proclaimed their neutrality in the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Arab Labor Federation appealed to "workers all over .the Arab world" to destroy all oil- •ields, pipelines and other installations to halt the flow of oil [o the United States and Britain. The Arabs countered Israel's victory statements with claims of an Egyptian thrust into Israel's Negev Desert, the downing of more than 165 Israeli planes on all fronts, a Jordanian claim that Israeli penetration of Jordan had been repulsed, and a Syrian claim to have occupied an Israeli settlement which-the Israelis said they recaptured. Israeli Prime Minister Lev! Eshkol told a night session of Parliament that Israel had inflicted a "severe beating" on the forces of Egypt, Syria and Jordan." The Israelis announced that their armor had captured the key seacoast town of El Arish in See EAST on Page 5 At a special meeting of the city council yesterday afternoon the city voted unanimously to authorize an $850,000 lease-purchase agreement with the undisclosed manufacturer of office supplies scheduled soon to begin plant construction at the industrial park east of the city. The Council also named Union Planters Bank of Memphis as MAKING THEIR MARK - Teen-age crime in Blytheville has reached the point where city police feel obliged to wage an all- out campaign to nip it in the bud. The miniature train shed at Walker Park is but one of the vandals' victims. (Courier News Photo) Target: Teen Crime Vandalism, drinking, and disturbances on the part of Blytheville teen-agers is the target of a "vendetta" announced by Police Chief George Ford Jr. Ford said he is determined to stop adolescent crime m Blytheville, or at least attenuate it to reasonable limits, even if he has to work all of the police force in double shifts. The department does not wish to be "hard-nosed," added ford but disrespect for law among minx 9< <h* #><1QI the city has reached intolerable levels. When apprehended in the commission of a crime, the teen-ager will be brought to court, if the offense warrants, and he doesn't care who is involved, the chief added. Adults to a large degree share in the guilt for juvenile crime, Ford said. In many cases, parents, guardians and others know which young people are involved, but refuse to co-operate with authorities. The police are restricted in what they can accomplish without the assistance of the public, the chief added, and he called upon the citizens of the city to report everything" and aid the authorities as much as possible. People have a responsibility to co-operate with authorities for the public good, Ford said. Moreover when property, pub' lie or private, is wantonly destroyed or despoiled, the citizen pays for its restoration, through taxes er otherwise Firm Gets $ 8 50,000 200 Come To Head Start Workshop Approximately 200 county Head Start workers, as well as social workers from northeast Arkansas, attended a Head Start Workshop, held yesterday at the Holiday Inn. The meeting was sponsored by the School of Social Welfare of the University of Arkansas, and dealt primarily with the physical and emotional needs of children, methods of assisting impoverished persons, and the most efficient methods of maintaining records. Chief speakers were Jim Manes, field supervisor for the Arkansas Office of Economic Opportunity Training program Mrs. Cornelia Bowman, consultant from the Fayetteville Public Schools; and Gerald Steele, consultant, social welfare department of the University of Arkansas. Dr. W. T. Rainwater, county OEO medical consultant, addressed the group on the medical problems of children, and County Judge A. A. (Shug) Banks wclcemed the assembly. .(Photograph on pag« live), trustee for the bonds. The lease - purchase agreement stipulates that the company shall pay to the city, through Union Planters, an annual rental sufficient to retire the amount of the bonds over a period of 25 years. The $850,000 in question is part of a $1.5 million Act 9 industrial bond issue approved by city voters recently. According to Mayor Tom A. Little Jr.. the meeting was called as a courtesy to the manufacturer, whom he described as very "anxious" to begin work on the plant. The special meeting gave a time advantage of eight days, said Little, by eliminating the need of waiting until the next regular council meeting to approve the agreement and sale. Regarding the bonds, it was noted that the industry may not need the entire $1.5 million for some time, if at all, but that the bond issue was made large enough to provide a margin for future expansion without the need for holding another election. All the Council were present and the two ordinances were passed without dissenting vote or abstention. SPEAKS HERE - Col. Charles Maynard, manager of industrial development for Arkansas-Louisiana Gas Co., will speak to members of BIytheville's Kiwanis Club here tomorrow. 7 Missco Men At GOP Meet Seven members of the Mississippi County Young Republicans Club and three members of the Teen-age Republicans of Mississippi County attended the first Annual State Leadership Roundtable sponsored by t h e Young Republican League of Arkansas in Little Rock Sunday. The meeting convened at 10 a.m. in the governor's conference room in the state capital, with approximately 53 Young Republican officers from throughout the state attending. Ed Allison, state Young Republican chairman, presided at the assembly, called essentially to co-ordinate the efforts of Young Republican clubs throughout the state. Young Republicans from Mississippi County attending were Bob White, Rex Maddox, Jerry Hodge, Harold G e s t r i n g, Charles Bancroft, George Shibley and Jay Drott. • Teen - age Republicans .were Greg Simon, Chad Deal and Charlie Jones. U.S. Newsman Killed In Mid East War TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - An American news photographer, Paul Schutzer of Life magazine, was killed early today when Egyptian fire hit the Israeli halftrack on which he was riding, Israeli army sources reported. He was the first newsman killed in the new Arab-Israeli war. Life correspondent Michael Mok, also of New York, was riding in the halftrack but was not hurt, the army sources said. Experiments Washed Out So far this just hasn't been agriculture's year. The wet, cold spring weather militated against an area cotton crop and delayed the wheat harvest (which in turn delays soybean planting). And now, the weather has just about undone weed control experiments at the Clarkedale and Marianna experiment stations. Special visiting dayi to th« two stations which were going to show the results of weed control experiments have been cancelled," County Agent Keith Bilbrey reported today. "Those heavy rains at both stations have rendered many of the tests useless," Bilbrey said. He declined to confirm a guess that the weeds had taken over in the weed control pldls. "I think the farmers will understand," Bilbrey, condudtd. Fish Kill Tomorrow The public is invited to attend the fish-kill scheduled for 10 a.m. tomorrow at Mallard Lake near Manila. The kill is to. be conducted by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commisska and officials emphasize that the chemical used will no way make the fish unsafe for eating or affect their taste. Anyone over 16 years old'who attends must have a valid Arkansas fishing license, and the limits on game fish will be - enforced. Fish may be gathered only with hands or dip nets; no other devices may be used. • The Commission assumes no responsibility for accidents.-After the chemical used tomorrow dissipates to a safe level,-'toe 300-acre lake is to be restocked with gam fish from Comls- sion hatcheries. " '•"-- iiiiiiiiiiiniiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiti Weather Forecast,,;.; Clear to , partly cloudy "anil warm through Wednesdny with a chance of showers northwest portion Wednesday afternoon. Low tonight mostly in thedtJjj""