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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 19, 1967
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62—NO. 79 BLXTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS (72315) MONDAY, JUNE 19, 196T 14 PAGES TEN CENTS AIRMEN GET TOGETHER-Barry Goldwater landed in a Leer jet at Blytheville Air Force Base Saturday and was greeted by Col. Eugene Minietta, 97th Bomb Wing commander. Goldwater held rank of general in the Air Force reserve. (USAF Photo) Goldwater Fires Volley at Doves CARUTHERSVILLE - Barry Goldwater said here Saturday that those who advocate United States withdrawl from Viet- nm are led by "ignorance, fear, or stupidity." The 1964 Republican presidential candidate made tile remark at the dedication of a monument to an Air Force hero the late Col. John Brooke England. "His policy was to win, not to turn tail and come home," Goldwater said. Tanned and trim, the grey- haired A r i z o n i a n spoke for about 10 minutes in the wooded City Park here, where a T-33 jet airplane has been : mounted in honor of Col. England. Speaking without a prepared text, Goldwater did. not dwell entirely on politics. But he said Colonel England was "symbolic of the young men fighting in Vietnam," and he contrasted j senters. "There are far more John Englands in America today," Dateline June 19 LITTLE ROCK (AP)— Arkansas' courts were described as crowded, overlapping and often ineffective in testimony Saturday before the Judiciary Committee of the State Constitutional Revision Study Commission. An open hearing was conducted by the committee to hear comments from interested parties concerning a proposed amendment to the State Constitution's Judicial articles. The amendment was submitted by the Citizens Judicial Foundation of Arkansas. & WASHINGTON (AP)— A presidential crime commission report says public schools contribute to growing juvenile delinquency. The commission's task force on juvenile delinquency said teachers often fail to concentrate on slow learners, prejudge the learning abilities of slum children and make life so ui- comfortable for troublemakers they want to drop out. The school is a central, strategic place in the lives of children and so has the potential to help offset the pressures toward delinquency "but this potential is not now being realized," the task force said. , ft , . NEW YORK (AP)— A spokesman for the National Broadcasting Co.— in the face of objections by New Orleans Dist. Atty. Jim Garrison— says the network definitely will telecast tonight a program critizing aspects of Garrison's investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. William R. McAndrew, president of NBC News, also said Sunday the network expected Garrison to demand equal time and the network was "prepared for it." The program, entitled "The JFK Conspiracy— the Case, of Jim Garrison," is scheduled for 8 to 9 p.m. EOT. ft WASHINGTON (AP)— The Senate is expected to pass judgment this week on Sen. Thomas J. Dodd, accused of financial misconduct. Dodd's chief defender says he is short of the votes needed to block censure. The vote on the censure resolution proposed by the Senate ethics committee is expected Tuesday or Wednesday. Sen. Russell B. Long, D-La., said in New Orleans Saturday he was gaining votes but was far short of the majority needed to defeat the resolution. Long declined to say how many of the potential 100 votes are lined up for Dodd. Long was to resume today his speech in defense of Dodd, W, accused of converting $116,083 in political funds to his own us« and knowingly double-billing the Senate and private organizations for travel expenses on seven trips. he said, "than those idiotic, young cowards who refuse to pay respect to our flag and who burn their draft cards." The former United States senator addressed a rain- drenched crowd of about 400, which responded with sustained applause to his comments on Vietnam. The ran ceased just as the ceremony began. Goldwater praised Colonel England as a pilot of "great distinction" and an example to other Americans. He said he had trained ttie pilot as a cadet. A resident of this Mississippi River town, Colonel England is credited with having destroyed 19 German aircraft during World War II. He died in an airplane accident in 1954. Other participants in the dedication were Mrs. Marilyn England Hoff, former wife of Col. England, and their three children, Bruce, Carol and Barry. Barry is a namesake of Goldwater. Missco YDs To Nominate The selection of a committee to nominate candidates for office within the Mississippi County Democrats will be the main order of business when the group meets at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Dixie Pig on North Highway 61. Meets Tonight Chickasawba District of Amer ican Red Cross has its monthly board meeting tonight at 7:30 in the chapter offices on North Second. LBJ LAYS DOWN 5-POINT PLAN FOR PEACE 'WORLD PEACE AT STAKE' By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson declared today that certainly troops must be withdrawn" from conquered territory in the wartorn Middle East but firmly linked the pullback to negotiations of a general Arab-Israeli peace settlement. In a major statement of U.S policy, the President dealt with the withdrawal of Israeli forces from captured Arab territory as matter for negotiation along with the problem of Arab refugees, freedom of passage through international waterways, Arab recognition of Israel's right to,exist and a limitation on the Middle East arms race. Certainly troops must be withdrawn, but there must also be recognized rights of national life—progress in solving the refugee problem—fredom of innocent maritime passage limitation of the arms race—and respect for political independence and territorial integrity," Johnson said. The President added that a simple withdrawal of Israeli forces would not be a prescription for peace but for renewed hostilities," unless accompanied by ngotiations for a general peace settlement in the area. Johnson spok to a foreign policy conference of educators at the State Department. But his policy statement was set in the context of global debate wih Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin, scheduled to give his own Middle East policy views at a special U.N. General Assembly session in New York an hour or so later. Johnson, laying down five great principles of peace" for the Middle East, appealed to the nations there to shun another arms race, abandon a die of hate" and strive for a settlement. The world is watching," he said for the peace of the world is at stake." The President's statemen generally appeared to support what is understood here to be an Israli position on troop withdrawals: That is, any agreement to withdraw Israeli troops from Egypt, Jordan or Syria should be linked to issues of vital interest to Israle, notably Arab recognition. Johnson for the most part was careful not to name specific countries, but it was clear he was speaking of Egypt when he referred to the closing of the Straits of Tiran—an action announced by Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser about wo weeks before the fighting started. If a single act of folly was more responsible for this explosion (the recent war) than any other," Johnson said, it was the arbitrary and dangerous an. Evidently with a view to the Soviet-American confrontation- dramatized by Johnson's and Kosygin's personal declarations —the President referred to his efofrts to improve relations with Moscow. He spoke of cultural exchanges and similar agreements such as space treaty, and urged agreements to block the spread of nuclar weapons and prevent an antiballistic missile arms nounced decision Straits of Tiran closed." Johnson, saying that would the be Israel and and Arab states must be the peacesmakers, promised U.S. support for peace measures both through he United Nations and through methods. I offer assurance to all, the President said, that the government of the United States will do its part for peace, in every form, and at very level and at every hour. BULLETm UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin blamed the United States today for the war and crisis in the Middle East and raked U. S. policy in a major speech before the U.N. General Assembly. Looking solemn, Kosygin walked slowly to the rostrum of the assembly to start a critical phase of this special emergency sessiw. He began by excoriating American policy with regard to Vietnam, Cuba, the Congo and other areas. He said the situation in the Middle East could lead to thermonuclear war. •iiiiiiniiiniiniiiiiiiininiiiiiiinnniiniiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiBiii We have tried to enlarge, and have made great progress in enlarging the arena of common action with th Soviet Union," Johnson said. His personal appeal for common action" with Moscow tackling the Middle East problems led into his statement on that crisis area. It was in this statement that he outlined a set of five principles for a durable peace" and then dealt specifically with the hottest curren issue posed by the Arab states and the Soviets —withdrawal of Israeli troops from conquered territory. There are some who have urged, as a single, simple solution, an immediate return to the situation as it was on June 4," Johnson said. The war started on June 5 and In the next week Israel overran sections of Egypt, Jordan and Syria which it holds under the present ceasefire. Johnson said that a simple withdrawal of the Israeli forces —though he did not mention Israel by name—would be not a prescription for peace for for renewed hostilities, and added there must also be recognized rights of national life—progress in solving the refugee problem- freedom of innocent maritim* passage—limitation of the arms race—and respect for political independence and territorial integrity." • Johnson also called for aid to Arab refugees and again urged political independence for the Middle East states. : The President's speech was prpared for a meeting of 800 U. S. educators at the State Department. Johnson and Kosygin each will be on national television and radio. Only two weeks ago they used See LBJ on Page 3 Wafc Wall Street Kosygin Tours N.Y. By RAY KOHN NEW YORK (AP) - Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin took in the typical tourist sights of Manhattan Sunday, but left his limousine only twice to take a walk — along Wall Street and a Fifth Avenue area of expensive shops. Rockefeller Here Tuesday For three days this week, Northeast Arkansas will become headquarters for the governors office and most of the major state agencies. Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller will be in the Blytheville area tomorrow to inspect various state facilities in Mississippi County and the controversial Lake Neark near Osceola. Then on Wednesday and Thursday, the governor and his staff will set up temporary offices in Jonesboro. The purpose of the visit is to permit citizens with specific difficulties to meet personally with the head of the department involved or with the governor himself. According to Sam Larimore, county Republican Committee chairman, Rockefeller is to arrive at the Blytheville Municipal Airport at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, after which he will tour the county by automobile. While in the county, Rockefel- ler will visit the Cotton Boll Vocational - Technical School at Burdette, the Arkansas State Rehabilitation office, the Arkansas State Employment Security Division and the stalemated Lake Neark recreational project. Larimore emphasized that this is a tentative schedule, still subject to change. He added that the governor's projected itinerary was drawn up by Rockefeller and his associates and was not prompted by county officials or political leaders. Rockefeller is very much interested in Lake Neark, said Larimore, because so much money has been expended on it that the governor is anxious to bring the project to a satisfactory conclusion. The governor will be in Mississippi County only a short time, added Larimore, because he is scheduled to deliver an address in Jonesboro at 7 p.m. At Arkansas State University. Following his 2V4-hour, 36- mile trip, Kosygin summed it up hrough an interpreter as wonderful." With Kosygin in the air-conditioned car equipped with bullet>roof glass were his daughter, Aidmila Gvishiani, Soviet Am- lassador to the United States Anatoly F. Dobrynin, and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko. They were surrounded by police security guards. Newsmen were kept at least 50 feet from the party. Among the sights shown Kosygin were Central Park, Greenwich Village, Chinatown the Empire State Building, Har lem, the Bowery, the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Brooklyn Bridge Union Square, Trinity Church, Grand Central Terminal, and the East Village, the hippie hangout. The seven-car motorcade, flanked by motorcycle policemen, began and ended the tour at the Soviet U.N. Mission on East 67th Street. Sunday traffic is usually light in Manhattan, and overcast skies also cut down on the number of strollers Clay Trial Begins By LAWRENCE LEE HOUSTON (AP) - World heavyweight champion Cassius Clay headed into an important round against Uncle Sam today, the fighter's trial for standing still when other men called by the draft took one step forward into the Army. If the 25-year-old fighter is convicted of violating the Universal Military Training and Service Act, he could be fined up to $10,000 and sentenced to| five years in prison. U. S. Dist. Judge Joe Ingraham went into the trial with no stated rulings on news coverage, but he pointed out that his courtroom is small, and we've never had demands like this." The case is a jury trial, but Ingraham's rulings on matters of law will be all-important. Today's first order of business was the judge's opening statement to the 150-member jury See CLAY on Page 3 and sightseers. Kosygin became the first Soviet premier to set foot in the Vail Street financial district. ^Jikita Khrushchev was driven along the street in 1959, but stayed in his car. Kosygin's four-block walk ook him past the New York Stock Exchange and some ma: or firms representing the upper echelons of American economic ower. On Fifth Avenue the premier walked from 38th Street to 23rd Street. The few passersby showed only mild curiosity. One woman said of Kosygin, who was wearing a dark gray suit and dark blue and black striped tie: If he didn't have all those people around him, I'd think he was a businessman." Kosygin drew his first pick since he arrived Saturday for an emergency session of the U.N. General Assembly. Around the corner from the Soviet Mission, some 130 Jews protested Soviet support of Arab nations. The group sang, clapped and chanted for several hours before dispersing. Resident Killed In Auto Crash A 33-year old Blytheville woman was killed Saturday afternoon in an automobile collision near West Memphis. Dead is Mrs. Thelma Smith Thompson of 713 Clark, wife of James H. Thompson. Born in Humboldt, Tenn., she had been a resident here for about 27 years. She was a Baptist. According to the Arkansas Slate Police, the collision occur- ed near the town of Newhart, which is 11 miles south of Lehigh, south of West Memphis on Arkansas Highway 79. Mrs. Thompson was a passenger in a southbound automobile driven by Mary Rhodes of Blytheville, according to investigating officers. The accident reportedly occurred when the Rhodes vehicle attempted to pass a tractor- otLclIlJtLCU IU JJQoo a ww»iu*~ , «"j >• trailer, also southbound on 79, |ville. and smashed head-on Into a northbound automobile driven by Max Herron, 24, of West Memphis. State police at Forrest City presently have no information on possible additional injuries or arrests. Services for Mrs. Thompson will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow from Cobb Funeral Home chapel, with burial in Blytheville. In addition to her husband, she leaves three sons, David, Michael and Freddy Treece, all of Wheeling, III.; Two daughters, Sandra K. and Freda Jean Treece, both of Wheeling; Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.M. Smith of Blytheville; And three brothers, Bobby Wayne Smith of West Memphis, James Russell Smith and Tommy Gene Smith, both of Blythe- 175mm Guns Stall Guerrilla Attack By GEORGE MCARTHUR SAIGON (AP) — A hard-core battalion of some 500 guerrillas left 45 dead on a blackened battlefield today after failing to storm the bivouac of » U.S. armored cavalry force. Attempting to smash into American midnight, positions just after the guerrillas were met by the heaviest guns in the U.S. arsenal—175mm cannon raining 200-pound shells on the attackers. Military headquarter* said eight men of the U.S. llth Armored Cavalry Regiment wer* killed and 31 wounded in the savage one-hour battle about 40 miles east of Saigon. It was the only significant ground action reported in the day's communique although there was scattered and occasionally sharp fighting elsewhere. U.S. warplanes kept up their heavy raids on North Vietnam with 130 missions Sunday, including strikes on Hanoi's rail supply lines, the showpiece Thai Nguyen steel plant north of the capital and a surface-to-air missile site. The American cavalrymen got a brief warning of impend-!strafed the Communists sur- ing attack when a small night patrol ran into a Communist recoilless rifle team. The U.S. patrol was evidently then surrounded by guerrillas heading for the main cavalry bi uac. While the guerrillas of the hard-core 274th Viet Cong Regiment smashed at the U.S. line with recoilless rifles, .50 caliber machine guns and infantry assaults, the cavalry commander called for air and artillery support. As American flareships lit the battlefield, • helicopter gunship rounding the isolated patrol. The 175mm cannon began to lay down a fire curtain barely 50 yards from the main American camp. Within an hour the Viet Cong battalion pulled back into the darkness. The cavalry unit reported at daylight that 45 bodies were found and more had evidently been carried off in the darkness, The cavalrymen also took 13 prisoners and picked up It weapons. In the central highlands and in the Mekong Delta, Communist forces continued harassing mortar attacks against U.S. and South Vietnamese units. Near Pleiku, in the highlands, a mortar attack on a 4th Infantry Division post wounded 15 Amer- noted that Hanoi's main northeast rail line has been heavily pounded on 12 of the past 18 days. Although the weather was cloudy over much of North Vietnam Sunday, Air Force pilots from Thailand and Navy fliers from three aircraft carriers hit from north of Hanoi down to the border of South Vietnam. Although one MIG21 was sighted, it made no effort to in- See VIET NAM on Page 3 iiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiti Weather Forecast Clear to partly cloudy and warm with isolated afternoon and evening thundershowers most numerous northeast through Tuesday. Low tonight (4-75. rail, road »nd river supply lines | ,iiHiini!iniiniiiiiniiiiwwmMHiiiiiimmnmiffliiMI

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