The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 23, 1967 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 23, 1967
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LBJ, Kosygin Finish Diplomatic Tennis Game Blylhevflte (Ark.) Courier New* - Friday, Jun« », 1J9T — Plgt Thrw By JOHN M. HICHTOWER AP Special Ccrrcspondcnt GLASSRORO, N.J. (AP) - Washington, Anatoly Dobrynin. The nature of Hie President's invitation and Kosygin's reply The dec X> reached by Presi- became known publicly last dent Johnson and Premier Alex-1 Monday night. The disclosure is ei N. Kosygin to meet for at'reported to have caused a stir least a little while ended one of j among Kosygin's 66-man dele- the most intensve diplomatic I gallon to the U.N. General Ax- tennis games the worried world has seen in several years. For a week the President and sembly session, and on Tuesday Thompson and Dobrynin were in touch again. The question the Soviet leader have batted'then arose whether the Soviet back and forth the question of premier was opposed to any when and where they should meeting with the President at talk — and whether they should (alk at all. The issue overshadowed the this time or whether the problem was of p!ace. Subsequent exchanges special session of the U.N. Gen-1 through Dobrynin and Tliomp- era! Assembly on the Middle:son gave the Americans the East crisis which brought Kosy- gin across the Atlantic. U.S. officials prvately agree that if the negotiations had failed to produce a conference, there would have been a bad worldwide reaction except in Communist China and the Arab slates. impression that the site was in Kosygin's view a serious problem. A lesser difficulty was finding a time agreeable to both sides, though the Americans had assumed, it is said, that if there was to be a summit it would be near the end of Kosy- gin's visit. The Chinese Communists, who | One American reservation frequently charge the Soviet Union with plotting with the United Statss, and Ihe Arabs, who rely heavily on Soviet opposition to Ihe United St nieslahet Middle East, are expected to react to the Johnson-Kosygin sition to the United States in he indignation and suspicion. This is believed to have been the major reason underlying Kosygin's refusal to consider Washington as a meeting place; be wanted to minimize his Chinese and Arab problems. The diplomatic exchange began last weekend when Johnson invited Kosygin, who arrived Saturday, to visit him in Wash- ingon during his slay in the United States. The President offered the White House, Camp David, JJd., or some nearby mountain resort in Virginia or West Virginia as a site. Kosygin replied, according to U.S. officals, that he had come to attend the U.N. session rath- about the wisdom of a meeting seems to have been removed Monday when Kosygin made his U.N. speech criticizing Israel and defending the Arab cause. The President and his advisers strongly objected to Kosy- gin's charge that ttie United Slates had encouraged Israe! in making war on the Arabs. But they noted that he did not attack Johnson personally. His denunciations of the United States as an imperialist power were considered routine, as Soviet speeches go. Another reservation on which Johnson was determined from the outset was that he would not come to New York to see Kosy- gin. The United States had opposed the General • Assembly session which was called at the Soviets' demand. The President did not want to build it up with his presence. ' Since traditional practice has been for foreign officials attend- er than to visit the United States ing U.N. meetings to visit him and he was therefore unable to i in Washington if they wished to accept the invitation. Johnson i do so, Johnson also disliked the was regret ihe re-1idea of reversing protocol and jection, but he considered his invitation still open. This exchange was handled by the U.S. ambassador to Moscow, Lewellyn Thompson, who happened to be in Washington, calling on the Soviet leader. On Tuesday U.S. officials thought the effort to solve the side- problem might fail, but by Wednesday U.S. officials were taking the line that "arrange- and the Soviet ambassador to | ments have not yet been made," implying a belief that evenlua ly Ihey probably would be. Wednesday night Secretary State Dean Rusk entertaine Soviet Foreign Minister Andr A. Gromyko at dinner in h suite on the 35th floor of tl Waldorf Towers. For more tha three hours they talked over th issues which Kosygin and Johi son might discuss — the Middl East, the war in Vietnam, treaty to check tie spread nuclear weapons, limitation the antiballistic missile race (he U.S.-Soviet consular conven lion which the Soviet Union ha yet to ratify. They also talked briefly abou summit arrangements but di not make any final decision which could only be made b Johnson and Kosygin anyway Gromyko said later the discus sion was businesslike. U.S. off cial agreed. Before the final agreemen was reached Thursday o Glassboro, N.J., as a site we' away from both Washington a» New York, Thompson and Do brynin had a final hectic roun of exchanges — their busies morning of a busy and uncer tain week. Their work was topped off a a noon meeting which Rusk be! with Kosygin at the Manhattar headquarters of the Soviet-U.N delegation. The two men talkei for half an hour. When the; were through only details of fi nal planning, security arrange ments, and the like remained to be cleaned up. In the final outcome, Kosygin avoided being photographet with the President at the White House, that center of Western 'imperialist" power In the Communist lexicon. Johnson avoided being seen anywhere near the U.N. special session on the Middle East. And both men avoided the criticism that failure to meet could have brought down on their heads. "What is unusual about this diplomatic tenais we've been playing all week," one U.S. offi cial said, "is that it has all been done so much in public. Usually arrangements like this are worked out through embassies before a visitor even gets to this country. But Kosygin's trip was decided on so quickly there was no time for that." Senate in Chaos Over Dodd Case By WALTER R. MEARS WASHINGTON (AP) - A jury in chaos, the Senate shec its dignity and argued into turmoil over its judgment of Thomas J. Dodd. Watching in lonely, weary wonderment from a second-row seat, the Connecticut Democral could only say plaintively: 'I don't know whether you're trying to build a gallows or a courtroom." In the end, the Senate built neither Thursday and ended in angry anticlimax what was to have been Dodd's day of judgment on censure resolution charges of financial misconduct. Haggard after eight days of debate, Dodd trudged from the Senate chamber to await that judgment another day. It may come today. There were moments of drama, emotion .and solemnity as the Senate postponed decision. In the end there was anger and shouting. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield called for a recess, then strode from the chamber as senators demanding a vote shouted 'No! No!" Sen. John Tower, R-Tex., demanded a roll call on the recess, and Republicans toofc up that shout. It got them nowhere. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey had rapped the gavel, the ad- I journment bells had sounded; I the angry session was over. At issue was this procedural question: How can the Senate, with its labyrinth of rules, act first on the charges against Dodd, and only then determine whether he should be punished with the censure of his col- lagues? Now, there must be a way out of this," said Sen. John Stennis, D-Miss. But there didn't seem to be a way that would satisfy everyone. Senators shouted for recognition, talked at the same time. A the debate on the Senate floor shorthand reporter recording looked one way, then another, trying to follow the tumult of words. Amid the arguments, the emotion and solemnity which marked earlier hours of the session vanished. One vote took place during the six-hour sitting. It was markec by somber answers to the roll call. Silence supplanted the buzz of conversation that normally surrounds a Senate vote. Sen. Philip A. Hart, D-Mich. casting his vote against a defense move to ease Dodd's punishment, paused, set his jaw, nil his desk with his fist, then saic No." Sen. Russell B. Long, D-La., Dodd's talkative, flamboyant defender, tersely explained his role in the fight, now that this exhausting struggle is coming to an end." He said his role was prompted by loyalty to a friend who has done no wrong. When all of those circumstances exist, then I will fight by his side until hell freezes over," Long said, and then I will fight on the ice." But the exhausting struggle did not come to an end. WANTED TRAINEES MM and women m urgently neJiJ to tnrin for IBM COMPUTIR MOAKAMMIN6 AMO MACHINE TtAMttW fam Mbctei wHI (M framxi in « progm* wfck* MM! MI |,i,,f.,, wild jofc. W you qMlify, (raining to. t» fiMnmri. Writ. to. ** AH !" HI|fK IKAI Box RK «/« Courier Newt TALLER SOLDIERS STOCKHOLM (AP) -The tall Swede is growing taller again, Swedish military authorities have discovered. Recruits drafted from the 1963, 1964 and 1965 age groups were on average 5 feet 10 inches tall — about an inch shorter than the average over the previous 10 year period. But the latest draftees are measuring up to former standards again — 5 feet 11 inches. SPREADING THE WORD-Mrs. Ed Ertel, YMCA secretary, and Y Manager J. P. Garrott this week were mailing the Y's membership a-new letter. The letter is an inno- vation by Y President Jerry Halsell and is designed to keep membership informed of Y activities. President Gives Nugents Ranch By FRANCES LEWINE AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) - Two- day-old Patrick Lyndon Nugent already is endowed with a U.S. Savings bond from his parents and a Hereford heifer from his ;randfather, President Johnson. The President also made it )lain he is bestowing one of his Texas ranch properties — for- icrly the Lewis Ranch, a spread of several hundred acres —on his daughter Luci and her husband, Patrick J. Nugent, now that they have producec heir first son and his first [randchiid. Luci already is heiress to about $500,000. Her father often las said he had two ranch properties set aside for his daugh- ers, Luci and Lynda. But he lever said outright that he hac nade them a gift of the proper- ies. At the White House Thursday, lowever, the President made lublic a telegram sent to Nu- ;ent expressing his happiness at i birth of their son and an louncing our best Hereford eifer is being curried for deliv- ry to the Lewis-Nugent Ranch onsigned to your 9-pound son." That made it plain the Lewis anch was to belong to the Nu- ents. Johnson, kept busy with the most pressing of international oncerns including a meeting ith Soviet Premier Alexei N. Cosygin in New Jersey today, as yet to see his grandson. But there was little question ; Selon Hospital here that ohnson probably would get ere by Sunday to see .Luci's baby. Luci's Roman Catholic parish priest, the Rev. Harold G. Zink, rector of St. Mary's Cathedral in Austin, said he tried to see Luci at the hospital Thursday but she was preoccupied." He said he wanted to discuss christening of the Nugent baby. Father Zink said the Nugents had not yet decided who would do the baptizing. The third-floor hospital chapel was decorated Thursday with pink peonies-some of the scores of floral bouquets being sent to the President's daughter. Luci asked a family friend to distribute some to other patients at Seton. An elderly woman, her leg in a cast and traction, was among the delighted recipients of Luci's flowers. She got a bouquet of yellow roses lo brighten her hospital room. Everything still was going perfectly, with Luci in "high spirits" and up and walking about her hospital .room, and little .Patrick Lyndon reported crying lustily and progressing normally. Mrs. Johnson, in an interview in the hospital parking lot, said she and the resident were just beginning to stand tentatively on the edge of finding out what fun this can be and what new furrows it will open up." Asked who the new baby looked like, Mrs. Johnson sak with a smile, 'not a soul has said he looks like Lyndon." She said he probably was more like his father, Pal, because what little hair he has is blond fuzz.' Nugent has short - cropped blond hair while his wife has shining black hair, now worn shoulder-length. When it came to, being callet grandma, though, Mrs. Johnsor admitted, "Frankly, I'm not very partial to the word." "I'm looking forward to the experience," said the 54-year- old First Lady with a smile. "But I don't know that I like the name." Charlotte Corday was executed for the murder of Jean Marat, leader of the French Revolution. NAMCO APPROVED AIR CONDITIONERS COOLERATOR 20,000BTU... 269.95 17,500BTU.... 249.95 12,000 BTU.. ... 209.95 W* hayt> told thcst units for 20 Yeurt! Sold On Easy-Terms Up To 18 Months To Pay ••••••••i Furniture Co. 112 W. Main PO 3-3122 WADE We only give our seal to carefully screened local businessmen. Your local businessman who's got it, proudly displays it in his window, on his trucks, in his local • advertising and is listed below. 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