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wdled Nasser Erred; UN Da BlyfttvUl* (Ark.) Courier News - Thursday, Jun« 1,1MT - tog* tfffti WASHINGTON (AP) - The jtupidity of Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser precipitated the Mideast war. But the United Nations, the organization which might have been able to prevent it, dawdled instead. It can never excuse itself on this. And there's no guarantee it will do any better the next time, which may be worse. But the war happened and now the furniture of the Middle East almost certainly will be rearranged. All last week the U.K. Securi. ty Council, knowing war might begin any moment, mumbled and bumbled over how to phrase a resolution calling for no war. Even when it began the council took two days to agree en demanding a cease-fire. the United States, which claimed to be neutral but hardly would have stood by and watched Israel annihilated, and the Soviet Union, which said it supported Nasser, jockeyed •round in all this. Their motivations will be * subject of speculation a long tune. It was a shabby performance by a world organization supposedly dedicated te peace and preserving it. But Nasser's performance was irresponsible and it's doubtful the Egyptians will put up with him much longer. He is 49 now but he was a young man in the Israeli-Arab war of 1948 in which Israel shellacked the Arabs. He brooded over the humiliation but, as it turned out, he was impulsive. The first big demonstration of this came in 1952. In that year he and a group of fellow-officers plotted to throw out King Farouk, and did, to end corruption and get Egypt moving. But he later admitted and his co-conspirators didn't know what to do when Farouk was gone. They hadn't planned ahead. Then in 1956, two years after h« took power, he tried a caper which would have made him a big man in the Arab world, and humiliated Israel, if he had gotten away with it without trouble. He suddenly nationalized the Suez Canal. But the reaction was instant: Britain, France and Israel attacked, with the Israelis tearing through the Egyptian army as if it were a bunch of ragamuffins. This was a new humiliation and Nasser acted subdued for a long time. He lost prestige among the Arabs. Some of the leaders detested him. He was accused of being a Western lackey, hiding behind the U.N. troops whom he permitted to patrol the border with Israel to keep the peace. Meanwhile, he built up his military fores, arming them with modern weapons supplied by the Soviets. Then he made the biggest gesture of his life, and his biggest mstake, once again acting apparently witheut any real planning. Using minor clashes between Israelis and Syrians as his reason, he called the Arab world to arms against Israel. Arab leaders, including those who despised him, rallied around, no doubt because they felt they had to, Nasser had made it a Jewish-Arab issue. He made big speeches, promised the elimination of Israel, and kept the world hanging on the ropes. Threatened from all sides, and with the United Nations doing nothing, Israel probably began the actual shooting war. How else explain the fact its planes were able to catch Nasser's air force on the ground and destroy it? In three days Nasser's forces again looked like ragamuffins, This was nonsense, not leadership, by Nasser. How else explain Egypt's lack of readiness for war after he had threatened to begin one? Thus Nasser brought a new humiliation on his people. Again a lack of planning. If he wasn't ready for war, he shouldn't have threatened it. Among other places the Israelis grabbed all of Jerusalem, which they probably never will relinquish, and Sharm el Sheik, which they certainly will never yield without guarantees it can never again be used to blockade the Gulf of Aqaba. By controlling this point, Mas- shipping to and from Elath i the Gulf, Israel's only eastern port for shipping to and from j'an and East Africa. Since there's a price tag on all wars, the Israelis are in a position to collect for their efforts. Israeli Strategy Won Air War By HANS BENEDICT TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — • Raids that caught Egypt's air force on the ground and superior planes and pilots helped Israel's outnumbered air force score a knockout Wow in the first hours of the Arab-Israeli war. This was the evaluation given Wednesday night by an authoritative source after the Israeli air force chief, Gen. Mordechal Hod, announced his force destroyed 441 enemy planes. Strategy was said to have been based on a quick decision Monday morning to paralyze the Egyptian air force - biggest in the Middle East - while most of its planes were sittinb ducks on the ground. According to the source, waves of Egyptian planes showed up on Israeli radar screens and sent Israeli pilots scrambling. After a flurry of dogfights in the border area, the Egyptians beat a retreat. But instead of returning to their bases as they did in the past, the Israelis pursued the Egyptians to their bases and scored further hits as the enemy planes went in to land. A second wave of Israeli fighters swooped in to catch the Egyptians on the ground as they were refueling or preparing to take off, the most vulnerable moments. Another element in the victory was the flight endurance of Israel's French Mystere and Mirage fighters which the source said gave them a clear advantage over the Soviet MIGs that made up the Egyptian, Syrian and Iraqi air forces. Most of the Jordanian planes — Hawker Hunter fighters from Britain — were said to have been downed in dogfights. * * * The numerical strength of the Israeli air force is a military secret. Before the war broke out, American experts estimated the number of combat planes at 270, only 65 more than the Arabs claim to have destroyed. The only losses announced by Israel were 19 planes on Monday. Another decisive factor, the source said, was the superior training of Israel's pilots, who according to Gen. Hod average 23 in age. The early initiative soon freed the Israeli force from air combat and it switched to support of the ground troops advancing into the Sinai Peninsula. With the Egyptian air force blanked out, the advancing army had little worry of attacks on its ever-extending supply lines. According to the source, the Egyptian air force now would have an estimated 150 combat planes left. " Syria's force was estimated to number 120 planes at the start of the war and it, too, lost heavily. Jordan, according to latest Israeli figures, lost 28 of the 40 fighters it was believed to have. But Iraq is believed to have kept the bulk of its planes away from the front. After Desert Carnage: Laughter By PAUL KOHN WITH ISRAELI FORCES IN SINAI (AP) — Israeli armored forces dashing across the Sinai desert left the roads behind them littered with charred tanks, smouldering trucks and huge quantities of boots and booty. The Israelis had not the time yet te count or even collect the dead from the roadsides and tand dunes. While the armored columns and the long support columns behind them swung westward along the coastal highway from El Arish and a parallel axis from Abu Ageila, the main traf. fie in the opposite direction was that of scores of trucks filed with prisoners of war. Overhead the Israeli air force was in command of the Sinai skies, swooping on Egyptian columns without challenge in the air. "Israel won the war in the air against her enemies in less than four hours on the first day of this war," said Col. Yeruham, who took command of the cap- | tured El Arish airfield. "How," asked a reporter. "Join the Israeli air force and you'll learn how," the colonel repied. At this airstrip reporters saw six MIGs and one IL14 destroyed on the ground. Today the field was being used mainly for flying wounded to hospitals in the rear. The time element in this three-day-long war has been a crucial factor. For the Egyptians .the pace was much too hot. In the ochre sands of Sinai lie literally hundreds Of Soviet tanks, trucks, guns and an assorted mass of other military equipment. Much of this hardware is still intact as its owners had not the time to destroy it. Judging by the boots and socks discarded, the soldiers who were meant to man it ran off into the desert. But many hundreds did not even have time for this. Israeli military sources said the Egyptians have lost "well Valerie Swindle on Way to England PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP) Mrs. Valrie Swindle, who was awarded custody of her 5-year- old daughter Monday by the Arkansas Supereme Court, left Arkansas Wednesday with the girl. ; ' Maurice Cathey of Paragould, Mrs. Swindle's attorney, said the mother and daughter left for Memphis on their way back t« Cheltenham, England. Mrs. Swindl'i home is in Cheltenham. Gerald Swindle, the father of Sharon, spirited the girl from England in 1965. Mrs. Swindle has been, in Arkansas since late 1965 trying to regain custody of Sharon. * * * The Supreme Court's ruling upheld a Greene Chancery County decision. Mrs. Swindl was awarded custody of the girl on three separate occ a sions prior to the Supreme Court's decision. Mauldin Reports From The Israeli Front Editorial cartoonist, Bill Mauldin, was the only newsman at tot Israeli front when war eamt to the Middle East. The accompanying story is in the typical, lucid Mauldin man- ntr. But he lent the following cablegram to The s un Times, expressing hisconcern over bring unable to stay clear of th* inevitable war . enforced red tape: "Unable move photos (of) Infantry at Sinai because airlines cancelled... Will do best I can ... Meet frustrating experience (of) my We to be only man where it started and be evicted (ran aceM became ne civilians allowed. "Filed aO I could say this morning ••• Will new stop cry- Ing and start looking for new eopy ... Tell family I'm fine. "BUI Mauldin." ByKDManHIn TEt AVIV, Israel - Something was in the air. Even during the siesta neur, when KM beat hung down like a betray weight, the entreated IsraU troops were strangely alert. . »••»• tafl Woen «e de- fensive positions on a cliff at the border of Israel and the United Arab Republic. To get a good view e! the men for sketching, it was necessary for me to get in front e them. That involved stepping ever the front lines, which seemed a minor technicality with No Man's Land — recently evacuated by United Nations troops — stretching for miles ahead. Suddenly I was asked to remain in or behind the trenches and foxholes. Somebody had spotted an Egyptian tank, probably on reconnaissance. Israeli jeeps sped off te take a closer look at the tank. Earlier in the day, I had the pleasure of escorting among the foxholes the beanteeus daughter of Moshe Dayan, the one - eyed mastermind of the 1956 Sinai campaign and new defense minister. The 28-year-old Miss Yael Dayan sported a desert uniform and won a wicked Uofctog dagger on a belt. She seemed at home with the army and was well liked by the men. One wax rptrvM, • pa* ine former apprentice fakir from India, gave Miss Dayan and me a demonstration of razor blad eating, which she said curled her toes. I could say the same. The tank incident which occurred after she left developed into nothing. But when night came, the great, placid desert landscape came alive with tanks pulling out from under camouflage netting and trucks frem revetments. The tanks and trucks, fully loaded with troops, began assembling along the roads. I was told this probably was one more in a series of alerts over the past few days. It sure looked real to me. I found my pass te the front no longer valid at roadblocks. There was nothing for me to do but crawl into my jeep and drive back to Tel Aviv to file a story and pictures through censors. As. I drove through the dark dwert things became water and reaier. Jets reared ever the road headed south at low altitude. Toe frouod teemed (• snake over 200 tanks." No figures were available on Israel's tank losses, but these too were considerable. The Egyptian tanks were Soviet T54 and T34 and British Centurions. Many were simply used as artillery pieces, as they were dug in turret deep. ' The wrecked Israeli tanks were American Fattens, Shermans and Centurions. A French AMX13 was blasted by a mine in view of a busload of journalists traveling in the opposite direction. Pilboxes and labyrinths of slit trenches along heights, built with concrete in the dunes, commanded approaches to Sinai towns and strongholds. They were death traps for the troops inside them. * * * Sporadic fighting continued Wednesday well behind the front as pockets of snipers offered resistance. Troops of the Palestine Liberation Command were proving diehards in the Gaza area. And at El Arish at miday a battle was still raging. A battery of 120mm mortars was brought up to support Israel infantry, and a pall of black smoke covered the town unti sundown. It was here Wednesday that a trapped commando lifted his hands and when told to advance, suddenly threw a hand grenade into a halftrack, killing seven Israeli infantrymen. At El Arish too, 'the monument bearing the Egyptian eagle was a favorite background for photographs of Israeli troops. They held girl soldiers round the waist and made the "V for Victory" sign. The girls' chic sunglasses and bright headscarves brought a welcome reief to the drab khaki and charred black of the battlefield. The Israeli soldiers, including a large number of reservists who only days ago were at their desks and shops, flaunted the high spirits of victory. There was laughter everywhere. Mideast Crisis May Avert Rail Strike By CARL P. LEUBSDOHF WASHINGTON (AP) — The Middle East crisis appears to have given the Johnson administration the boost it needed to assure congressional approval of legislation to head off a nationwide rail strike. Some House critics of the President's proposal conceded privately that the fighting between Israel and the Arab states has all but doomed their efforts to revise or block the legislation. The senate approved the bill 70 to 15 Wednesday and the House Commerce Committee takes it up today. Congress has until June 19 to prevent a nationwide strike by some 137,000 shopcraft workers. On that date, a current Congress-ordered 47-day no strike- no lockout period runs out Chairman Barley 0. Staggers D-W.Va., said his House Commerce Cemmittee will meet again Friday if ne decision is reached today in order to ready the measure for consideration on the floor next Wednesday. Administration officials have stressed the Middle East conflict this week in urging action to prevent a rail strike. They told the Commerce Committee Tuesday and congressional leaders at the White House Wednesday that the new uncertainty — added to the war in Vietnam — makes the railroads even more essential for the nation's defense. The major critics are Democrats who feel the presidential plan — including settlement if necessary — is unfair to labor and will mean the railroads will refuse to negotiate since they know the workers can't strike. . .Reps. Brock Adams, D Wash., John E. Moss, D Calif., and John D. Dingell, D-Mich., plan to offer a substitute proposal that would require the President to seize the railroads. during the compulsory settlement period. This is designed to put pressure on management to force an agreement. as they passed. This was not like the other alerts in recent days. As I neared Tel Avtv, air raid sirens began to scream. At the press center I was told what I already knew: War bad started. Attention Housewives Green or Vine Ripened TOMATOES! r« cuwiar rupmi o GILL'S Tomato Farm •i-w»j it w. n. 10 <•» WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chickasawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. WILLIAM L. BEARD, BETTY LYNN BEARD and RONNIE LYNN BEARD, By His Father and Next Friend, WILLIAM L. BEARD Plaintiffs, vs. No. 17236 MONA MULLINS BEARD. Defendant. The defendant, Mona Mullins, Beard, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiffs, William L. Beard, Betty Lynn Beard and Ronnie Lynn Beard. Dated this 2Jrd day of May, 1967 at 4:30 o.'clock P.M. GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By Opal Doyle, D. C. Max B. Harrison, Attorney H. G. Partlow, Jr. Alty Ad Litem 5-25, 6-1, 8, 15 WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chickasawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. GEAN ELIZABETH VAN DORN Plaintiff, vs. No. 17228 CURTIS ALLEN VAN DORN, Defendant. The defendant, Curtis Allen Van Dorn, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Gean Elizabeth Van Dorn. Dated this 16th day of May, 1967 at 1:10 o'clock p.m. Geraldine Liston, Clerk By Opal Doyle, D. C. Leon Burrow, Attorney Richard A. Reid, Atty Ad Litem 5-18, 25 6-1, 8 IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS. WILLIE PALMORE Plaintiff vs. No. 17250 PEARLIE B. PALMORE Defendant WARNING ORDER The defendant, Pearlie B. Palmore, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the above Court to answer a Complaint filed against her by Willie Palmore, and is hereby warned that upon her failure to so appear and defend that said Complaint may be taken as confessed, all as by law provided. WITNESS the hand and seal of the Clerk of the above mentioned Court this the 6th day of June, 1967. GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By Betty Coats, D.C. 6-8, 15, 22. 29 IN THE PROBATE COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DIS. TRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS. IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF WALTER G. WEBSTER, DECEASED. No. 4513 N 0 'i I C E Last known address of decedent: Blytheville, Arkansas. Date of death: April M, 1967. An instrument dated May 4, 1966, was on Ihe 2nd day of June, 1967, admitted to probate as the Last Will of the above- named decedent and the undersigned has been appointed Executrix thereunder. A contest of the probate of the Will can be effected only by filing a Petition within the time provided by law. All persons having claims against (he estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. This Notice first published 8th day of June, 1967. Emma Jane White - Executrix c/o H. G. Parttow, Jr. Attorney at Law P. 0. Box 406 Blytheville, Arkansas 6-8,15 Blytheville, Arkansas. 860 Lin Ft., 18" Corrugated Metal Pipe Culverts' (Steel - 18 Ga.) 120 Lin. Ft., 24" Corrugated Metal Pipe Culverts: (Steel - 14 Ga.) :: 40 Lin. Fi., 30" Corrugated Metal Pipe Culverts' (Steel - 14 Ga.) '! 170 Lin. Ft., 24" Bituminous Coated Corrugated Metal Pipe Culverts (Steel;- 14 Ga.) Any and all bids may be rejected. ;; 6-8 Cuzco, Peru is the oldest'.continually inhabited city in all the Americas, dating back to about the time the Battle of Hastings was fought. NOTICE Mississippi County will accept Bids on the following bridge materials. Materials must meet Arkansas State Highway Depart, ment Specifications. Bids will be open Monday, June 19, at 10 a.m. in the office of the Mississippi County Judge, Court House, Blytheville, Arkansas. 10 interior 19' precast units 4 curbs 19' precast units 5 interior 31' precast units 2 exterior 31' precast units 2 curbs 31' precast units 2 end bent caps 2 intermediate caps Any and all bids may be rejected. Mississippi County will accept Bids on the following Corrugated Metal Pine Culverts. Materials must meet Federal Aid project Specifications. Bids will be open Monday, June 19, at 10 a.m. in the office of the Mississippi County Judge, Court House THIRTEENTH GOVERNOR BORN IN KENTUCKY FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) Kentucky's first 12 governors were not natives of the state. The first native - born governor was James T. Morehead, elected in 1834. Russell K. Marr Salesman Tom Little REALTY Ph. PO 2-2323 let nj sell your boiue. WE CAN: Help yon set the rijrht price! Find t, Buyer! 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