The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 27, 1967 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 27, 1967
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. 62-NO. 86 BLXTHEVILLB, ARKANSAS (72816)' TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 196T 12 PAGES TINCINTS State Law Sticky By PETE \OUNG Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) -'Evolution is to the biologist as the atom is In the chemist and physicists," according to the leading biology textbooks used by schools in Arkansas and around the nation. Many Arkansas biology teachers agree, although most of those interviewed Monday were reluctant to discuss the 1928 Arkansas law that makes it unlawful for them to teach the theory of evolution. Those that did coment said it was impossible not to teach the theory and that they knew of no modern biology books that didn't have a chapter on evolution. But the Arkansas Supreme Court has held that the state has the right to regulate the curriculum of its schools, and can prohibit the teaching of Darwin's theory. Eugene R. Warren, attorney for the Arkansas Education As- socalion and Mrs. Susan Epperson, who filed the suit challenging the 38-year-old law, said Monday that under the high court ruling,, teachers should "refuse to teach in a school which uses or attempts to use a textbook with the forbidden material therein." ,In a letter to Forrest Rozzell, Warren reminded Arkansas biology teachers that they could be fined $500, have their contracts voided and be dismissed for discussing the theory in the classroom. Dr. P. M. Johnston, head of the department of biology and zoology at the University of Ar- Reports that the Civil Aeronau Kansas, however, contends that tics Board will deny air service teaching of the theory of evolu- B1 theville are si ly « not teaching that man descended or ; . ««• /P t ; on ! true, according to Mayor Tom Johnston said the law forbids A - Little Jr - SALVAGEDr ONE PLiTE GLASS WINDOW (Courier News Photo) City Gets Destruction Job for Free At one time, the city intended to advertise for bids for the demolition of the old Bob Sullivan Chevrolet building at the corner of Walnut and Railroad Streets. However, reports Mayor Tom A. Little Jr., it was neither necessary to advertise or to pay to have the job done. Before the administration had formulatde plans to advertise for bids, he says, one company offered to do the job at a cost to the city of $3,500. ' But something totally unforeseen developed which solved the city's problem, Little said. The 0. S. Rollison company offered to do the job at no cost to the city. All the company wanted were the fixtures and salvageable items in the building. Since nothing could possibly be cheaper than that, added Little, there was no point in advertising for bids. Regarding the abandoned city hospital, Little said that the city has no definite plans as yet to advertise for bids. City Loses a Round In Air Service Fight teaching tat man descended or ascended from a lower form of life. He referred teachers to a passage in the law stating: "It shall be unlawful for any See LAW on Page 2 The Bureau of Operating Rights of the CAB, it has been disclosed, has proposed that regular air service on a St. Louis - Memphis route be refused to Blytlieville, Sikeston Dateline — June 27 ~~ UNITED .NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) - Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko plan a followup talk tonight on the major international issues passed down to them from the Glassboro summit sessions. Since Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin and President Johnson wound up their weekend conference still far apart on big issues, their aides were unlikely to come up with any quick agreements. Rusk and Gromyko were to dine at Cie Soviet U.N. mission and discuss such items as Vietnam, the Middle East crisis and ways to hold down the arms race. The proposed draft of a treaty to check the spread of nuclear weapons appeared to offer the best prospects for progress. HAVANA (AP) - Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin and Prime Minister Fidel Castro were expected to contniue private talks today but the subjects being discussed were kept secret. Western observers believed the two Communist leaders would range over Vietnam, the Soviet position on the Middle East and Castro's opposition to the Soviet doctrine of peaceful coexistence with non-Communist nations. Informed sources said here was no official word on how long Kosygin would remain in Havana, but indications pointed to at least another day. OAKLAND, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi highway mrach by James H. Meredith moved toward a new political dimension today as he planned to meet with Negroes to push voter registration and perhaps endorse candidates in state elections. "I'm sure the people who are interested will cooperate," Meredith said Monday as he ended the third day of his renewed trek with little visible public response. "Others don't matter anyway." Meredith, 34, thus followed the pattern of a march staged by other Negro leaders last year after Meredih was wounded by a shotgun blast near Hernando, Miss., during a march. ALLENBY BRIDGE, Jordan (AP) - Israel handed over 425 prisoners to Jordan today in return for two Israeli Air Force captains, the International Red Cross announced. Newsmen were barred from the scene of the exchange, the broken Allenby Bridge across the Jordan River normally used by refugees. Serge Nessy of the International Red Cross told newsmen that the two Israeli pilots, shot down over Iraq, were handed over first. and Jonesboro. The Bureau, however, [ tions include refusing service to com-ishreveport, Houston and New piled its recommendations without consultation with the CAB, which will consider the recommendations, the positions of other parties involved and the conclusions of its own examiner. In a letter to Little. Dale Woodall, Memphis transportation attorney who has been representing the city at the CAB hearings, said: "This (the Bureau's recc mendation) is only a statement of position and is not controlling on the examiner in his findings law. "Briefs are due July 5 and I submit that we should prepare a very short brief again reiterating our position and keeping the name of Blytheville before the examiner." Other Bureau recommenda- Outdoorsmen Meet The Big Lake Fish and Wildlife Association will meet tonight at 8 in the municipal courtroom of City Hall. Features of the meeting will be a report on the duck situation in Canada and a film from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission entitled: "The Lost Hunter." Coon huunters are especially urged to attend in the hope that the meeting may in some way help to alleviate their grievances. Other matters of importance to hunters and fishermen also will be discussed at the meeting. Orleans; The extension of Central Airlines system beyond 'Little Rock to Memphis; The requiring of Braniff Airways to continue serving For Smith and Little Rock, and of Delta Airlines to continue service to Hot Springs; The denying of Ozark or (ral Airlines to operate a route between Kansas City, Springfield and Little Rock, and insisting that Delta Airlines continue to serve Springfield; The refusing of Ozark's request for a St. Louis - Cape Girardeau - Little Rock route, as well as non-stop authority between St. 'Louis and Little Rock. U.S. Citizen Victim. North Viets Kill Man in Reprisal By GEORGE MCARTHUR SAIGON (AP) - A Communist broadcast 12 days ago appeared to announce the execution of a U.S. aid official taken prisoner by the Viet Cong nearly two and a half years ago, the U.S. mission announced today. The official is Gustav C. Hertz, 48, chief of the public administration division in Saigon of the U.S. Agency for International Development. His wife and four children live in Leesburg, Va. A statement from the U.S mission said the "language o the broadcast is not fully clear but it implies that Gustav Hertz suffered the same fate as Sgt Kenneth Roraback, who was executed on Sept. 26,1965, as an announed act of reprisal." In the air war against North Vietnam, Air Force, Navy,am Vlarine jets flew. 115 missions Monday and returning pilots reported a month of heavy bombing had knocked out the major rail yard at Kep, 38 miles northeast of Hanoi, adjoining a big MIG airfield and an electric jower sttion. Chinese Communist MIGs shot down a U.S. Air Force Phantom jet which the Air ?orce said strayed over Rec China's Hainan Island by mis- iake, but the two fliers aboart the South China Sea and were rescued. In the ground war, the Communists hurled several hundrec more rocket, mortar and artil- ery shells Monday night at U.S Marine and South Vietnamese posts south of the demilitarized zone, killing six Marines wounding 96 and killing aril wounding an unannounced num- ler of South Vietnamese. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiniiiiniii- ON THE INSIDE Page Five A magician is needed to figure out the world's problems. An analysis by James Marlow.. Sentiment is growing for a control of arms shipments to foreign lands. Indications are that another summit may be in the works in the not too far distant future. McChesney Martin says a tax )oost is needed to stall another round of inflation. Illlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll' Wilson Man Is Killed A plumber in the employ of the Lee Wilson Company at Wil' son was killed Sunday when he lost control of his car on High' way 61 about 12 miles south of Osceola and smashed into a utility pole. The victim, Prentiss Lowery, 31, was alone in his car, according to state police. Services were 2 p.m. Sunday from the Carson Lake Community Church. Burial was at Marie Cemetery with Swift Funeral Home in charge. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Prentiss Lowery; Three sons, Terry J. Lowery, Prentiss Lowery Jr. and Eugene Lowery, all of Wilson; Ons daughter, Barbara Lowery of the home; His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lowery of Wilson; Six brothers, Bsvid and Johnnie Lowery, both of Illinois, ienry L. Lowery of Michigan, James and Lester Lowery, both of Wilson, and Bobby J. Lowery of the U. S. Army; Three sisters, Miss Willie 0. Lowery of Wilson, Mrs. Carrie M. Gales and Mrs. Sue M. Sherrod, both of Mississipppi. A U.S. spokesman said a broadcast June 15 by the National Liberation Front, the political arm of the Viet Cong, "appears to state" that Hertz "has already been put to death as an act of reprisl." Hanoi radio on June 1 said the Viet Cong had announced on June 12 that it would execute American prisoners "including a major" if the South Vietnamese government executed three Viet Cong agents the broadcast said had been sentenced to death in Saigon, However, there has been no indication of any recent executions by the Saigon government. Hertz was captured by the Viet Cong Feb. 2, 1965, after leaving his quarters in Saigon on a motorbike. He had been in Vietnam for'several years, advising the South Vietnamese on ! organization and administration ] of local government. j Two months after be was cap- j lured, the Viet Cong threatened • to kill him if a terrorist sen-' tenced to death in Saigon was executed. But instead of Hertz, the Viet Cong executed U.S. Army Sgt. Harold George Bennett, 25, of Perryville, Ark. Two other American military men, Capt. Humbert Versace, 28, of Baltimore, Md., and! S. Sgt. Kenneth M. Roraback, 33, of Fayetteville, N.C., were executed by the Viet Cong Sept: 24, 1956, in reprisal for executions of Viet Cong terrorists by the South Vietnamese government. John Stuart, the press spokesman for the U.S. mission, said the reported execution of Hertz was "a matter of gravest concern" to the U.S. government and a "cynical betrayal" of assurances by the Viet Cong of humane treatment to prisoners. He said any such, reprisal execution was an explicit violation of Article 13 of the Geneva Con- See VIET NAM an Page 2 ANTI-CHINESE RETALIATION Angry Burmese Riot By PETER BOOG RANGOON, Burma (AP) Angered by demonstrations in support of Mao Tse-tung and attacks on Burmese newsmen, thousands of Burmese kicked punched and stoned Chinse ir Peking's Embassy and smashed Chinese shops.. Ambulances, and police cars took a number of injurec Chinese to hospitals. Violence broke oui after Chinese students demonstrated against a government ban on thf wearing of Mao Tse-tung badges and beat up local newsmen covering their protest rally- A mob of Burmese that increased from 5,000 to 10,000 broke through a cordon of troops and police to sack a Chinese school in which Maoist students were demonstrating. The mob tore down the Chinese government seal from the main gate of the Chinese Embassy, beat up Chinese on the streets, burned and smashed 39 cars belonging to Chinese, and wrecked residences, teashops, bars, tailoring shops and homes in Rangoon's Chinatown. The violence was expected to bring an angry protest from Peking. Because it shares a largely unprotected, 1,200-mile 1 frontier with China, the Burmese government has tried to maintain carefully correct relations with its big Communist neighbor. Government cars with loudspeakers rolled through the city calling for tolerance and appealing to the crowds to go home in the interest of preserving Chinese-Burmese relations. By midnight the crowds began to disperse.Early today, 200 defiant Chinese students-who had been trapped in one school by the mob were escorted back-to their homes. They were still wearing Mao badges. In j 6ne demonstration Monday Chinese students made a school principal their prisoner because he would not allow them to wear JC's Honor Three A supper in conjunction with :he current Jaycee membership drive will be served July 10 at he group's clubreom. The supper will also commemorate three departing mem- jers of the organization Rex Maddox and Bob Schwarz, who are leaving the state, Maddox 'or post-graduate study and ichwarz who is being trans- 'erred to Memphis by his com>any, International Business Machines, and Harold Gestring of Blythevillt Air Force Base, who will leave shortly for an overseas assignment but who expects to return to Blytheville in about a year. Cost of the supper will be 1.50 per person. However, Jaycees who bring a new member into the organ- zation before or at the supper, and collect the membership lues for the quarter - year, will be admitted at no charge. Blylheville Man Is Cited S-Sgt. James Tucker, USA, son nf Mrs. Viola Tucker of 2006 West Sycamore, has been awarded the Bronze Star for heroism in combat in Vietnam. In the words of the official government release describing Jie action, an infantryman in Tucker's platoon was seriously injuried by intense sniper fire as the American forces were riding in several track-type vehicles. In order to provide medical aid to the casualty, the vehicle's ramp had to be lowered, exposing the American troops within to enemy fire. As the ramp dropped, Tucker immediately dismounted with lis M-60 machine gun and continued firing at the enemy position until the sniping dimin- shed and finally ceased. The sergeant's action had provided vitally needed cover for .he medic and other squad members who were aiding the njured soldier. the badges. The principal was rescued when police broke into the school with the help of a fire brigade. Thirty Burmese school teachers held hostage with, the principal were also freed. The government announced it was closing all 10 state schools in Rangooon in which Chinese students predominate. A cordon of troops was thrown around the Chinese residential and business sector from midnight to dawn.. Burma's Chinese population is estimated at more than a million. The majority lives in Rangoon. Wife Is Held Her Husband By Jack Tipton He became curious, said Rudolph Lewis, owner of a grocery store in Osceola, when he noticed that one of his regular customers, Annie Sullivan 67, Negro, had been coming to his store for about a week, unaccompanied by her husband, Jack Sullivan, 70, of Little River. The old couple had been constantly together, said Lewis. Lewis asked neighbors to call and see if the old man was ill, but all refused. Finally, yesterday afternoon, one man decided to go to the small cabin where the couple lived and investigate. The old woman told the man: "Come out here to the garden and I'll tell you where I put him." About 50 feet to the rear of the cabin, Sullivan was found, dead from a shotgun blast The body was partially covered with newspaper and a cotton sack, a small sheet of plastic over the head. Mississippi County Deputy Sheriff Cliff Cannon of Oscceola was immediately railed in. to handle the case and the woman was taken into custody. No formal charges have yet been filed. At Omaha, Syndicate Chilled Gangbusters By Harry A. Haines Courier News Editor The Syndicate mopped on the Gangbusters while the Independents looked on in hor- r. This, in the vernacular of the convention, is the story of last week's national Young Republican's meeting in Omaha. Ed Allison of Blytheville, president of the Young Republicans of Arkansas, attended the event. Arkansas put forward Ray Cooper as a moderate and independent candidate for the YR presidency. He got 13 votes. "W« lost 80 votes Wednesday l night. But Ray Belts lost more I than that," he said referring to up i the Ohio candidate, a liberal. The winner was Jack McDonald, young public relations man from Nashville, Tenn. He was the Syndicate's man Allison and Cooper came away from the experience with a trace of bitterness. "McDonald was selected by the Syndicate in a meeting six months ago in Denver. The meeting was of the national committee of the YR's. They chose McDonald as their man," Allison said. Cooper told the convention that the Syndicate had a firm grip on everything the YR's did including selection of a piesi- dent. McDonald, he said, had only token opposition at the Denver meeting. Allison is not too certain just who the Syndicate is and how it operates, although he has some ideas. "Clifton White of New York you may have 1 read his book, "Suite 1035" — is one of the key men. There seem to be 10 or 15 of them. There's no douubt about it, they have the power in the Young Republicans and in the party. But a lot of ui are out to see what we can do about it." Although McDonald described) himself as the conservative candidate at the YK meeting, Allison is inclined to think that ideology has little to do with the operation of either the Syndicate or the Gangbusters. "Essentially, they both represent the same thing; a group who want to be in a position to call the shots. Right now, the Syndicate is using the conservative issue as a tool, because it seems popular with a lot of Republicans. "But they (the Syndicate) aren't as Interested in that as they are in patronage and general control of the party." Allison said this small group has been able to maintain control without any serious threat since it moved into the Young Republicans, the Republican Women's Federation and various county and state comit- tees in 1963. As a result of this, and a few primary victories they were able to push Barry Goldwater through the national convention with ease. Since then, Allison feels, they have had only one real national setback. That occurred during the Republican Womens convention this spring when what Allison termed • Syndicate can- didate lost the Federation presidency in a close vote. How does this so-called Syndicate (a term used in national YR circles) operate? •>'.'•!• "They lean on patronage pretty hard. They find someone'-who See SYNDICATE on Page 2 niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiinniiniiiiiiwiniiiiiiiiniiinHii Weather Forecast Partly cloudy and warm through Wednesday. Widely scattered- afternoon and eve nlng thundersbowers. Low tonight M-74. ™" MllllllllllimilfflllllHIIIIIillllllllllllllllBSIIIlllfflWIIII

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