The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 16, 1967 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 16, 1967
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62—NO. 77 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS (72315) FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 1967 14 PAGES TEN CINTS \ - f, •" ' r/AV ' f ^^if" ! WORK BEGINS — Preliminary work on ', the construction of a 125,000 square foot in• dustrial building began this week on the \ Chamber of Commerce's industrial site on East Highway 18. The new Industry will begin screening job applicants in September. (Courier News Photo) Industrial Plant Work Is Started Blytheville's newest (and as yet un-named) industry hopes to begin screening job applicants in September and begin production in November. That was the word yesterday from Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President James Vannoy. Vannoy spoke about the new Industry to members of Blytheville's Rotary Club. "They would like to announce the name and so would the Colonel Minietta To be Speaker Col. Eugene Minietta, wing commander at Blytheville Air Force Bass will be the guest speaker at an executive luncheon of the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce Monday at noon at the Holiday Inn. Chamber," Vannoy explained. "But they feel it necessary that they bring their production inventory up to a level which will carry them through their move here before they do." Preliminary construction has begun on the company's plant site at the new industrial park on East Highway 18. The plant will be of concrete block construction and will be 125,000 square feet. It will cost about $800,000. "You know that we passed $1.5 million bond issue. But the company will be able to sell these other bonds later for expansion," Vannoy explained. The plant in time is expected to employ upward to 250 people. Of this number, Vannoy said 60 percent will be women. * * * This weekend, the company Dateline — June 16 ~~ By GEORGE MCARTHUR SAIGON (AP) - An isolated South Vietnamese outpost battled a two-hour attack before dawn today by 500 guerrillas who broke under the pounding of air strike. On the bloodied field at down the South Vietnamese found 36 Communist dead and 30 weapons. In addition, the defenders took six prisoners from among the guerrillas who spearheaded into the position in the early assault. The attack took place in coastal Phu Yen Province at a position in the foothills rolling up to the central highlands. The guerrillas were evidently after the adjoining Village of Long Tuong, where a team of South Vietnamese pacification workers have recently begun to operate with the villagers. The black-clad pacification workers stood with a force of headquarters troops from an amry unit to defend the village. PARIS (AP) — Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin arrived today from Moscow for an important round of talks with President Charles de Gaulle on the Middle East crisis. After talks with De Gaulle, Kosygin will fly on late today to plead the Arab cause against Israel at the United Nations. The Soviet Premier was welcomed at Orly Airport by Foreign Minister Maurice Couve de Murville. The Kosygin-De Gaulle talks were set up hurriedly Thursday as Kosygin prepared to leave for the United Nations and a special General Assembly meeting on the Middle East question. With Kosygin' 50-man Soviet delegation is Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko, an experienced negotiator at U.N. meetings. .' * WASHINGTON (AP) - Lose of the huge Wheelus Air Force Base in Libya could hamper fighter and fighter-bomber units in Europe unless the Air Force can find some other range for practicing bombing, rocketry and gunnery. Libyan Premier Husain Maziq announced Thursday night in Tripoli that both the United States and Britain had been asked to withdraw from iheir miliary bases in his country to safeguard Libyan interests and preserve its neutrality. The move was regarded as another Arab retaliation for alleged U.S. «nd British support of Israel in last week's Middle East war. Both countries have emphatically denied any in- is flying 11 families into Memphis airport, Vannoy said. "We'll have cars there to pick them up and we'll bring them back here. They'll visit Saturday and Sunday morning. "What we hope to do is to sell them on Blytheville. We want them to want to live here. We've already sold the company, but these are the key people they want to bring to town with them." Revival To Open Revival services, sponsored by about 20 area churches and the Mississippi County Union Mission, open tomorrow night in a large tent at Walnut and Franklin. Walter K. Ayers of Little Rock wiil be the speaker. Tomorrow night's opening session is a special youth rally. Rev. James W. Haynes, former resident and pastor of Lanton, Mo., Baptist Chuhch, is in charge of youth activities for the services which will be held nightly through June 25. Choir practice begins each evening at 7:30. A concert by Mr. and Mrs. Neal Suddard will aegin at 7:45. Services begin at 8. TO PUSH FOR ISRAELI WITHDRAWAL KOSYGIN TO COME TO U.N Weather Forecast Clear to partly cloudy and warm through Saturday with isolated afternoon and evening thundershowers. Low tonight 62 72. High Saturday 86-96. IIIIIIIIIIINIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDIIINIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIInllllllllllllllllllllinillll By WILLIAM N. OATIS UNITED NATIONS, .Y. (AP) - With Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin already en- route to New York, U.N. Sec retary-General U Thant announced today the General Assembly will meet in emergency session Saturday to deal with the Middle East situation. The session is scheduled to open at 9:30 a.m. EOT. It is expected to turn into a high-level meeting with other government chiefs, possibly including President Johnson, appearing at later stages. The main debate is scheduled to begin Monday. The United States will lead off, followed by Kosygin, Who will launch the Soviet drive for U.N. censure of Israel and for a withdrawal of Israeli troops from occupied areas of Egypt, Syria and Jordan. Saturday's meeting will be dan. Saturday's meeting will be devoted to formalities. The secretary-general called the emergency session after a majority of the 122 member na tions gave their approval to a Soviet request. A U.N. spokesman said Belgium handed in an affirmative reply at 9:30 a.m. and this made the 62 required. Only the United States and Israel declined to concur. Amid speculation that Kosy- gin's first visit to the United States would also produce his iirst meeting with Johnson and a summit discussion on Vietnam, White House press officer ieorge Christian said Thursday that the President "would, of course, be glad to see" the Soviet premier if Kosygin wants to see Johnson. Secretary - General U Thant polling the 122 U.N. members on ihe Soviet request for the assembly session, Thursday night needed only one more favorable reply to make the majority of 62 that would oblige him to call it with 24 hours. U.N. sources said that if me clinching reply was on his desk when his office opened at 9 a.m. EDT, he would convene the first meeting for 9 or 9:30 a.m. Sat- urdya, trying not to make it too early in the morning for the del- gates. When an aide closed the office for thepnight at 11 p.m., 61 countries, including France, had concurred in the Soviet bid for the emergency session. Only one, the United States, disapproved, while Britain and Iceland said they would concur if the majority did. At the opening meeting, the assembly is expected to re-elect | sesnion, said his government Burdette School Programs Starr Summer school and a summer recreation program begin at Burdette School Monday. Buses run their regular schedules on Monday for summer school. Students will eat in .the cafeteria but wiil return home shortly after lunch. The recreation program, which is open to all students, begins at 1 p.m. Monday. It closes at 5 p.m. Buses will not be in use for the recreation project. Afghan Ambassador Abdul Rahman Pazhwak as president and deal with other preliminries. The expectation is that Kosy- gn wll open the debate Monday wth a demand for Kie mmedi- ate withdrawal of Israeli forces from the areas of Egypt, Jordan and Syria they occupied in the war lant week. Kosygin, Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko and 48 aides left Moscow by special plane today for New York. They were to stop in Paris for the Soviet premier to confer on the Midde East criss wth Presdent Charles de Gaulle, then fly on to New York. There was no ndication yet whether De Gaulle would attend the ansembly meeting. He and British Prime Minister Harold Wilson are scheduled to meet in Paris Monday. U.S. Ambassador Arthur J. Goldberg, informing Thant of the U.S. refusal to concur in the Soviet request for the assembly er 4,000 to 5,000 Syrians had left; be in desperate demand. felt the Security Council rather than the assembly should con- tnue to carry the load of peace- seeking in the Middle East. Goldberg added that should j the assembly meet, the United P revent more fl 'Bhts by Syrians. border villages and entered southern Lebanon. There were unconfirmed reports that Syrian army detachments had been to, the border area to States hopes it will helo About 150,000 Arabs have been effectively with the underlying I "ported refugees in western cause of tension and conflict in the Middle East" and not produce "invective and inflammatory statements." The Soviet Union requested the assembly session after the Security Council on Wednesday refused to approve a Soviet resolution demanding the Israeli troop withdrawal and the Soviet Union said it would veto U. S. and Canadian resolutions seeking a peaceful solution. In the Middle East, estimates of the number of refugees from the six-day war rose to close to 200,000. An International Red Cross official in Beirut said about 40,000 Syrians had fled their homes ahead of the advancing Israeli army and anoth. Jordan, where food was said to Syria offered Thursday to ship food to Jordan to replace crops lost in the fighting or taken by the Israelis in Jordanian territory west of the Jordan River. Some Arab refugees have charged that the Israelis forced them to leave their homes in See U.N. on Page 3 Pilkinton Hits WR's 'Era of Arrogance' l|lll!lllll!lll!!lll!]lllllillllll!llllll!IHIIlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllin^ Kosygin, LBJ Talk Pending By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) - Presi- Assembly session in 1960 arid waged a bitter campaign against the United States, dent Johnson and Soviet Pre- '• pounding the desk with his shoe, mier Alexei N. Kosygin are ex-! There was no talk with Presi- pected to discuss the Vietnam-! dent Dwight D. Eisenhower that ese war and peace possibilities • time as well as the Middle East crisis | Kosygin's trip to the United if they talk during Kosygin's Nations is regarded here as a NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP)—James H. Pilkinton, last year's unsuccessful Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, said Thursday that Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller's "era of arrogance" was failing. Pilkbinton, addressing the 977 delegates to Arkaansas Girls state at Camp Robinson, said that the two-party system probably would be established in the state by the end of the century, but that the failure of the present Republican administration would slow down the movement. Pilkinton said that 1966 will be "remembered as the year of the big dollar" where wealth computerized the public and when public relations rather than qualifications gained public office. He said Rockefeller had called his administration an era of excellence" but "based on what has gone on so far, it might be more appropriately termed an 'era of arrogance.' " Pilkinton, sounding like a future gubernatorial candidate, offered an eight-point "program for progress" that he said the Democrats could stand on and the "Republicans do well to consider." He said the state was falling behind other states in water conservation, that the University of Arkansas was falling behind other state institutions and that federal highway programs were not sufficient to meet the state's needs. Pilkinton said he was not in favor of Gov. Winthrop Rocke- Posifion Open The position of field represen- :ative with the Office of Economic Opportunity is open. Interested applicants for the josition, which pays about 1125 per week, should contact the OEO office at 106 S. Fifth. feller's proposed cabinet, which would be similar to the President's and would replace the constitutional officers below Lieutenant governor. Pilkinton called for more constitutional revision to allow sufficient home rule, and said he favored a minimum wage law. Pilkinton called for upgrading the state's political climate so that "any man or woman who is qualified to do so may seek and hold public office, if elected, without first having to be a millionnaire or a mo' star." United Nations trip. U. S. officials said it was inconceivable the two could get together without touching on several issues, particularly the Vietnamese conflict. The White' House said Thursday the President "would, of course, be glad to see" the Si- viet premier if Kosygin wants to see the President. But diplomats and American officials consider at least one talk between the two to be a certainty—unless Kosygin's conduct at an expected U. N. General Assembly session called for dramatic gesture to convince the Arab states the Sovet Union is going al lihe way in its support for them and its opposition to Israeli conquests in last I week's war. U.S. officials expect angry attacks on the U.S. role in the Middle East as Kosygin and Soviet Foreign Minister Andre A. Gromyko seek to consolidate Soviet influence in the Arab world and turn Arab sentiment into bitter anti-Americanism. But they expect Kosygin will try to keep the damage to direct U.S.-Soviet relations limited. by Moscow is so violent against, The Soviet foreign office an- Israel and the United States nounced Thursday Kosygin's that the resulting atmosphere would make a top-level talk impossible. American diplomats who trip to New York a few hours before he was scheduled ta leave Moscow with an itinerary that includes a Paris confererica know Kosygin, however, say he' with French President Charles in not likely to go to such extremes. He is regarded as tough but practical—concerned with concrete results. Former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev attended a General de Gaulle. Later Thursday Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin returned here from conferences in Moscow. He was about a month See LBJ on Page 3 •niiniiiiiiiiiniiiniiiiiiiiiinniiiiniiium ^to**W^^.l t,-..-. • '\ *^=**4 VANDALS STRIKE AGAIN — Vandals chopped a hole in the jet trainer canopy at Walker Park this week. The trainer is mounted In the park and Is a gift of the Air Force. It has been a target of vandalism several times. (Courier News Photo) U.S. Soviet Hold Mideast Peace Cards By LEON DENNEN Foreign News Analyst Newspaper Enterprise Assn. UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (NBA) It took Israel three days to defeat the Arab armies but it will take many weary months, perhaps years, to bring peace to the Middle East. Now, as always, real peace in the strife-torn area depends on the co-operation between the United States and the Soviet Union. But are the Russians ready to bury the hatchet? It is already clear that they will try to gain at the bargaining table—in the Security Council and at other international conferences—the victory that their clients, Egypt and Syria, were unable to achieve on the battlefield. From now on until a final solution is reached, Russian propaganda will, of course, paint the United States as the villain of the tragedy, the real "aggressor" in the Middle East Thus, the Kremlin leaders, in their own press and in radio broadcasts to the West, were careful not to repeat Nasser's charges that America and Britain gave air support to Israel. But they made (and are making) abundant propaganda use ei (bit .unfouuded allegation ip tjtuir. Arabic broadcasts to the. , Middle East. Nevertheless, the credibility of Soviet Russia as protector and guarantor of client states in the Arab world, even throughout the underdeveloped world in Africa, Asia and Latin America, suffered a serious blow. This blow to Moscow's diplomacy, it is already evident, will be only partially redressed by the propaganda advantage accruing to the Kremlin from violent verbal identification with the Arab cause. For the present at least, the Arabs still look to Russia for support, but in the United Nations and elsewhere Soviet- Arab relations are already burdened by grave disillusionment on both sides. When hostilities broke out in the Middle East the Russians suddenly discovered that they have long been fueling a vehicle they were not driving. They will now have to reappraise their policy of backing proxy powers in crises over which they have no control. Now that the smoke has cleared and the diplomatic guns are going into action, there is increasing evidence that the Middle East conflict—that Russia neither wanted nor expected—was a result of. a profound misunderstanding between Moscow on the one hand and Nasser and his Syrian allies on the other. "•;';•• Neither side understood the Intentions and capabilities of • the other. Nasser obviously misunderstood the depth of Soviet restraint and the military necessity for it. Faced with the Red Chinese enemy along a 4,000-mile border, Moscow- was obviously not prepared (and is not prepared) to engage in war in the Middle East. -.:;;..-. The Russians overestimated Nasser's understanding of their position and his military capabilities on which they have spent so much. .-:Both Nasser and Moscow, finally, underestimated the wtuV ingness and ability of Israel to act on her own. ••-.— But most important, at a crucial moment, Russia's military intelligence was poor. The Russians are thus bound to be more circumspect in.., providing military assistance to countries they cannot',; manage. ;:; ; At the root of Moscow's dilemma is the old conflict between Russia's security and Moscow's professed revolutionary... alms. It is the conflict between a basically cautions foreign . policy and a Marxist-Leninist ideology of prescribing support.; for all revolutionary movements and "wars of liberation." ;v -"

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