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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 63—NO. 72 BLXTHEVILLB, ARKANSAS (72315) FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 1967 14 PAGES TEN CENTS ALL QUIET ON EGYPTIAN FRONT ISRAEL INVADES SYRIA By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Israel invaded Syria today, charging violation of a cease- fire, but Egypt announced all the guns had fallen silent on the main front along the Suez Canal. Israeli troops struck into Syria to a high plateau overlooking the Sea of Galilee after reporting the Syrians opened fire wiHi artillery and mortars from high ridges. Syria, which late Thursday announced it had accepted a cease-fire along with Egypt, claimed the Israelis had St- tcked without provocation and had been thrown back. Syria demanded and got an immediate meeting of the U.N. Security Council. charging "large-scale Israeli aggression." Then the Syrian head of state, Nureddine Atassi, went on Da- tnasacus radio and called on the people "to fight until death in the face of the foreign aggressors." Atassi charged Syria was facing "a vile Anglo American-Israeli p!ot to wipe out the gains of our people." Heavy artillery fire shook the front from the Sea of Galilee southward to the Jordan. River Valley. Tel Aviv gave little detail of the fighting. After charging that Israeli troops launched attacks on Egyptian positions west of the Suez Canal, Cairo radio some time later announced: "All operations have stopped. The front is quiet now." With their forces triumphantly established on the east bank of the Suez Canal, the Israeli army said it had also repulsed an Egyptian attack est of the canal in the Sinai Desert. But Egypt charged the Israelis were attacking its troops along the canal. , The Egyptian High Command said Israeli forces were launching new attacks on Egyptian troops that had withdrawn to positions west of the canal. Apparently referring to air attacks, the communique said: "Raids are still going on while our forces are undertaking the sacred duty of defending the motherland." The French shipping firm Messageries Maritimes said one of its freighters halted in the Great Bitter 'Lake midway through the canal reported "military activity" was still going on near the canal. A communique read over Damascus Radio charged that Israeli forces were shelling Syrian frontline positions and attacking them from, the air. It claimed that Syrian antiaircraft fire had downed one Israeli Mirage fighter over the border. A second Syrian communique said two Israeli columns at-, tempted to advance on Syrian positions at Al Bahriyat and Nasseriya, near the southeast shore of the Sea of Galilee, but both advances were "destroyed." Syrian artillery was also shelling the Israeli artillery, the communique said. Israel was jubilant at the overwhelming success of its army and air force in the four- day war. The Arabs were shocked and sullen following the agreement of Egypt and Syria Thursday to a cease-fire, hard on the heels of defiant radio proclemations that they woui fight on until Israel wa crushed. Early today the commande of Israel's Southern Comman messaged the Israeli chief staff: "Our forces are on th banks of the Suez Canal. Th whole of Sinai Peninsula ours." There was no official wor from Iraq, the other activ Syria Makes Appeal to UN UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) — The Security Council moved up a meeting from mid- afternoon to morning today amid charges of violation.of its cease-fire by Israel and Syria. The council was summoned for 10 a.m. EOT. Syria appealed to the United Nations for an immediate Security 'Council meeting to stop "large-scale Israeli aggression." Israel charged Syria violated the cease-fire it accepted Thursday by opening up with mortars and artillery on Israeli positions In the Sea of Galilee area. From Cairo came word that the Suez Canal front—the main one in the four-day Middle East war—was silent after the Israelis had attacked positions west of the canal. Egypt accepted the cease-fire Thursday and Syria followed a few hours later. The United States sought to have the council give guarantees for Israel, while the Soviet Union insisted Israel give up hundreds of square miles of Arab territory it overran. As the 15-nation council gathered, there were mounting indications that Israel has no intention of being pressed into relinquishing all its military gains, particularly strategic ones. In a message to U.N. Secretary-General U, Thant, Syria said it was facing attack by Israeli tanks, infantry, artillery and planes all along its 72-mi frontier. It called for the Secur ity Council meeting "to stop th aggression and punish the gressors." "Despite Israeli announcements accepting the cease-fire Israeli aggression continue along the whole front, which a this hour faces an Israeli inva sion on a very large scale," th message said. Diplomats predicted defea for the Soviet resolution de manding that Israel pull it troops back behind the 1948 ai mistice lines and abide by th demilitarized zones set up b the armistice. The U.S. proposal calls fo negotiations between the Israe is and the Arabs to secure with drawal of troops, renunciatio of force, "maintenance of vita international rights and the es tablishment of a stable and dur able peace." Observers at the U.N. too this to mean the Arabs shoul drop their 18-year-old claim tha they are still at war with Israe abandon their attempts to kee Israeli shipping out of the Gul of Aqaba, and open the Sue Canal to Israeli ships. Both resolutions also con iained new calls for a cease- : ire, but these lost their mean ing when Egypt and then Syria accepted the council's earlier truce resolutions. During the council meeting Thursday afternoon, Hans R Dateline — June 9 — WW — MOSCOW (AP) — Chanting and shaking their fists and shoes, an Arab-led mob of 1,000 students screamed denunciations at the U.S. Embassy in the rain today but made no attempt to break through unprecedentedly heavy defense lines of Soviet troops and police. Four lines of army trucks, street sweepers, unarmed troops and police restricted the students to the side of broad Tchaikovsky Boulevard opposite the embassy. The students included Cubans and North Vietnamese. They were spurred on by handmade signs at Moscow University claiming that U.S. and British planes had bombed Cairo. Foreign correspondents who had witnessed numerous demonstrations at embassies here in recent years said they had never before seen such protection as that provided today by some 1,000 Red army soldiers and police. WASHINGTON (AP) - The casualty count from the torpedoed U.S. communications ship Liberty rose today to 9 dead, 22 missing and 75 wounded. The Navy vessel rendezvoused with two U.S. destroyers and an aircraft carrier from the 6th Fleet in the mid-Mediterranean. Defense officials said Cmdr. William C. McDonagle, captain of the stricken vessel, beliveded that sm of the missing men were trapped in flooded compartments of the forward part of the ship after it was hit by an Israeli torpedo. ft WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon announced today that the first group of American citizens and military dependents evacuated from Wheelus Air Base in Libya will begin arriving in the United States today. The first 10 commercial charter flights is scheduled to touch down at John F. Kennedy airport, New York, this afternoon, a Defense Department statement said. The plane, chartered by the U.S. Air Force Military Air Lift Command, took off from Spain. Tabor of Denmark, council jro. He returned te the counc president, announced that' Egyptian Ambassador Mohamed Awad el-Kony had told him he wanted to make "a very important statement." While U.S. Ambassador Arthur- J. Goldberg was introducing his resolution, el-Kony was on the telephone to Foreign Minister Mahmoud Riad in Cai- chamber, told Tabo he did no want to speak and handed Sec retary-General U Thant a letter The letter said the Egyptia government had "decided t accept the cease-fire call o£ th council on the condition that th other party ceases the fire." About six hours later, Damas See U.N. on Page 5 Fed's Calling Own OEO Tune "He who pays the fidler calls I Report on the county Head the tune." Start programs by Lynn Cox; directors of the County Economic So said Gary Jumper at last night's meeting of the board of Mississippi Opportunity Commission at Osceola. Some 30 members of the board had gathered in the small downstairs courtroom to hear Jumper disgustingly tell of the federal government's modifications of last year's highly regarded timber - removal project. * * * Ottier important board action last night included: The election of Dickie Joliff, lo-ordinator at the Neighborhood Service Manila Center, county NSCs, to work in associa- ion with Dr. Helen Nunn, direc- or. Joliff was elected over Mrs. luth Ray, community aide at he East Blytheville NSC, by a vote of 11 to 10; Appai $1,765,500 Is rent Low Bid ai C'ville CARUTHERSVILLE - Ralph !. Boyer Contractors, Inc., of iikeston, Mo., is the apparent ow-bidder on a 184-unit, low- ent housing project for Caru- hersville, according to Howard ector. Their bid was $1,765,500 and s subject to approval from Fort forth, Tex., housing authority fficials, he said. The units will be built on iree sites and - after Fort 'orth approval — will be com- ieted in "about 18 months," eeters said. The largest site, which also ill include management and dministratlon facilities, will be uilt at East 20th Street and ill contain 104 units. Twenty regular units will be uilt at the intersection of 16th nd 18th Streets. The third site, at Locust and [adlson, will consist of 60 units »r the elderly, according to eeters. The bids were opened Wed- esday at 4 p.m., Teeters said. Reports on file county NSCs and the Neighborhood Youth Corps by Dr. Nunn and Rus sell Mosley; The appointment of a com' mittee to inquire into the con valescence of John Bearden NYC director; The authorization of Jumper to hire a field representative replacing Rev. R. W. Raines for 90 days. Last year's timber - removal program, used to give temporary employment to chronically jobless heads of families, has been drastically changed, saic Jumper, not at all pleased with what had been done to it. Rather than approve timber removal again this year, he iaid, the Federal government lad absorbed the project into _ a program called "Operation 1 Mainstream Employment." (Mainstream is under the Department of Labor, he added, and is to be administered by the Office of Economic Opportunity. The government has allocated funds to Mississippi County to conduct Mainstream for SO days, after which time it will be evaluated by the government to determine whether or not it will be permitted to continue. Under Mainstream, to be an annual program rather than six months as was timber removal, the county is to enroll 50 chronically unemployed heads of families, preferably those See OEO on Page i Arab belligerent. But the Iraq troops were on the Jordanian front, and King Hussein told newsmen they, too, were ob serving the cease-fire to which he had agreed on Wednesday. At U.N. headquarters in New York, the Security Counci argued over rival American am Soviet resolutions seeking to lay a foundation for postwar negotiations. U.N. diplomats predict ed defeat for the Soviet resolution calling for Israel to give up all its military gains. There was speculation the Russians woulc veto the U. S. resolution calling for Arab-Israeli negotiations to secure troop withdrawal, renunciation of force, "maintenance of vital international rights ami the establishment of a stable and durable peace." Israel was expected to insist on retention of Old Jerusalem and the Jordanian territory west of the Jordan River, the overlooking the entrance to the Gulf of Aqaba, and possibly the Gaza Strip, Shann el Sheikh right to use the Suez Canal, which Egypt had denied it since President Gamal Abdel Nasser seized the canal in 1956. * * * Nasser scheduled a broadcast tonight, and his people waited to hear his explanation of his cease-fire order. The government radios in Cairo and Damascus continued to play patriotic music, but for hours there were no announcements. The claims of victory were ended, and the blaring anti-American invectives also was silenced, on the radio at least. Evacuation of Americans and Europeans from Egypt continued, however. "It is possible that the real trouble will come only now," one foreign official saiS. Two Italian ships sailed from Alexandria with 150 civilians bound for Beirut. The last of about 1,000 West Germans flew from Cairo to Alexandria to board a freighter for Crete. A special train was to take 500 Americans from the Egyptian capital to Alexandria Saturday to board at chartered Greek liner. Although Lebanon did less in the war than any of Israel's Arab neighbors, Beirut's English-language Daily Star newspaper bore witness to the Arab 'eeling that the last round in the battle with Israel was not fought. It said the Arab war will never stop "until that Zionist state is brought to its knees." WHERE IT STARTED • DAMASCUS SYRIA UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC (EGYPT) STILL FIGHTING - A clash between Egyptian and Israeli forces at the northern tip Of the Gaza Strip (1) apparently was the spark that touched off the Mideast's flash-fire war. Syrain forces went into action along the Sea of Galilee (2) and Jordanian artillery opened up on the Israeli sector of Jerusalem (S). Iraq entered the war with reported air attacks (4). Israeli and Egyptian forces went into action along the entire Sinai border (5). Cairo, Damascus and Amman reported Israeli air attacks. Today after a brief cease-fire; Israel invaded Syria (2) charging Syria with; truce violations. • • .''.', Tri-County CAP Merger Urged A proposal that the Missis- ippi County Community Action rogram (CAP) organization merge with Craighead and 'oinsett Counties is regarded at According to Gary Jumper, executive director of the Mississippi County Economic Opportunity Commission, this consolidation is being urged on tfie best with deep suspicion by i county board by the state Of- some of the county CAP board 1 """ -' v — ; - n —-'"""" of directors. The hoard met last night in the Osceola courthouse. Officer Proves' Prostitution Case LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Kate Police officer who gath- ired the evidence said he saw nothing unusual about it, and 'ulaski County Sheriff Frank tfackey said .it was simply outine police work—"like gong in to buy a bottle of boot- eg whiskey." Still, Mackey admitted that it r as the first such case since e became sheriff in 1962 nd, that was "under the impres- ion" that Sgt. Chesley C. Clayon, 51, of Little Rock, didn't dually have to elations with have Miss sexual Judy ON THE INSIDE Page Fourteen New draft proposals are upcoming. Questions and answers are considered. The 'hot line' between Washington and Moscow was used in the Middle East conflict to prevent a ballooning of the war. The 'Chen' Corps is declared an Israeli tecret weapon. What It it? Terry" Jean Duckworth, 20, Iso of Little Rock, in order to ring about her conviction in lunicipal Court here Friday on charge of prostitution. Mackey said he thought the exchange of money would have been sufficient. Clayton, a bachelor who works in the Fire Marshal's office under the State Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division, testified that he had gone to the New Capitol Health Studio here May 25 'as an "ordinary customer," paid Miss Duckworth $20 to have intercourse with him and later reported it to Deputy Sheriff Clifford Lamb, who was waiting near the building. Lamb arrested Mrs. Helen G. Burk, 45, Miss Nornia Jean Irwin, 22, both of Little Rock, and Miss Duckworth. The massage parlor was padlocked as a pub- lic nuisance May 27. Miss Duckworth denied Thursday that she had had re- titution, was acquitted. Holt cial Judge Jack Holt Jr., p siding in the absence of Municipal Judge Quinn Glover, told her that be was "not inclined to believe you at all." He fined her $50 and costs and gave her a three-month suspended sentence. Mrs. Burk, who was charged with operating a house of prostitution, were acquitted. Holt said there was insufficient evidence to show that Mrs. Burk owned or operated the establishment, and Clayton was unable to identify Miss Irwin as the women he noticed at a desk in the Health Studio. Fred A. Newth Jr., the defense attorney, argued that the arrests were the result of an illegal entrapment, and that Clayton was as guilty of violating the law as Miss Duckworth. Clayton said he had been in law enforcement 20 years, including "13 or 14 years" with Hie State Police Department. Contacted at his home Monday night, Clayton said He was "just helping the sheriff's office." Had he ever "helped" them before? "Not that I recall. I probably have. I don't know. They've done it a dozen times in Little Rock. I don't see anything unusual about it." , fice of Economic Opportunity. The reason behind the proposal, said Jumper, is that, because of the mounting costs ol the Vietnamese War and domestic programs, the federal government has ruled that it will not re-allocate "W a r on Poverty" funds in those counties which have no CAPs, unless they become affiliated with an existing program. Craighead and Poinsett Counties have no OEO organization as such, said Jumper, and now have only very limited partici- natinn in "War nn "Pnuniffii" r\vn pation in grams. War on Poverty" pro- Jumper, together with County Judge A. A. (Snug) Banks, board president, made it clear that as of now they saw no advantage to Mississippi County in ttie proposed consolidation, but possibly some detrimental effects. One possible disadvantage which Jumper mentioned is that if the consolidation proposal does go into effect, board meetings will have to be held in turn in each of the three counties, which would cause a considerable hardship to some board members, who would have to travel as much as 60 miles or more to attend ithe meetings. j One point which Jumper See COUNTY on Page 5 ELECTED—John Blair has been elected commander of Dud Cason American Legion Post. Other officers are D. W. Kennemore and James Williams, first and second vice comanders; R. B. Stout, judge advocate; E. B. Spaeth, finance officer, and S. 0. Bray, member board of trustees. (Courier Newi Photo) Mrs. Brigham's Rites Saturday Mrs, Newell W. Brigharn of 509 South Lake died yesterday ivening at her home. She was as. ; Born in Desoto County, Miss., she had lived here since 1924. She was a member of the thirst Baptist Church. •• Two sbns, Audley S. Brigharn and Newell W. Brigharn, both of Columbus, Miss.; She leaves two daughters, vlrs. B. T. Worthy and MJrs. Maxine Brigharn Myers, (Kith of Blytheville; j A brother, D. G). Clayton of Jackson, Miss.; • Two sisters, Mrs. F. A. Smith and C. D. Jones, both of Staa- tobia, Miss.; '• Twelve grandchildren, !• *W great - grandchildren an' JL'WO ;reat-great-grahdchildren. b ; Services will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church with Rev. Alvis Carpenter officiating. Burial will b$ in Elmwood Cemetery with Cobb Funeral Home in charge, j. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. \. Weathtr Fortcast Clear to partly cloudy |nd warm through Saturday. Widely scattered afternoon or ev*. ning tnundennowera Saturday. Low tonight M-74. .!,

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