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! v tathftr Experiment Sta. en report for 24* tours ending at 7 i,m» Friday, High Low 37 recast THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ARKANSAS - Partly cloudy /•'fro occasionally cloudy and mild ^through Saturday. Chance of ^showers and a few thunder* v'ltfihowers early tonight and most likely east portion. Low tonight Os north to 50s south. < Weather Elsewhere 'By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High Low 65 47 .-.Albany, cloudy v,Albuquerque, clear 0 Atlanta, cloudy Bismarck, cloudy ,,Boise, cloudy ,,Boston, cloudy ^Buffalo, cloudy fiChlcago, cloudy Cincinnati, cloudy ^Cleveland, cloudy gDenver, clear ,Des Molnes, cloudy 59 cDetroit, cloudy 36 '.'Fairbanks, clear 25 r-Fort Worth, cloudy Helena, clear 'Honolulu, cloudy 71 Indianapolis, cloudy 40 Jacksonville, cloudy 60 Juneau, cloudy Kansas City, clear Los Angeles, clear Louisville, cloudy Memphis, cloudy Miami, cloudy Milwaukee, clear Mpls.-St.P., clear New Orleans, cloudy 63 New York, cloudy Okla. City, clear Omaha, cloudy Philadelphia, cloudy 39 Phoenix, clear Pittsburgh, cloudy Ptlnd, Me., clear Ptlnd, Ore., rain Rapid City, cloudy Richmond, cloudy St. Louis, cloudy Salt Uc. City, clear 51 San Diego, clear San Fran., clear Seattle, rain 53 44 Tampa, cloudy 70 56 Washington, cloudy 43 30 Winnipeg, clear 30 17 (T—Trace) Independent Tourney Scores DeQueen 104 - Malvern 103 Perrys 108 - Blevins 66 Stamps 96 - Lewisvllle 87 Games Friday: 7 p.m. Coaches, Stamps 8:30 p.m. Perrys -DeQueen Batesville Bond Vote BATESVILLE, Ark. (AP)-A special election on a $600,000 32 14 62 32 53 36 47 24 50 38 35 25 31 15 43 36 43 38 33 30 54 25 30 30 -4 66 50 50 35 67 34 50 40 21 66 43 50 35 58 48 70 67 43 34 52 26 50 39 32 64 47 60 34 27 70 47 34 28 32 13 52 45 55 29 30 41 31 64 49 60 53 48 48 BLUSHING BRIDES are offered this wedding outfit by Yves St. Laurent. The Paris designer used flowers and a veil for his creation. 8,487 Planes Lost in Vietnam SAIGON (AP) - The U.S. Command announced today that 2,007 airplanes and 1,480 helicopters have been lost in the Vietnam war to enemy fire, accidents and all other causes. Headquarters said 809 combat planes have been downed over North Vietnam since bombing of the North began a little more than three years ago, in February 1965. Tills latest total included'at least one plane not announced in daily communiques. Such losses are fitted into periodical totals. Usually these lost planes have gone down in Laos or the Tonkin Gulf, out of sight and unknown to the enemy. Headquarters said 238 planes have been lost to enemy fire In South-Vietnam. -And another 960 planet have been lost "to honhos- tlle action, such as mechanical failure, or they were support cargo planes brought down by enemy fire or downed through accidents. The Command reported that 593 helicopters were destroyed by enemy guns. Of these, nine went down over North Vietnam while on rescue missions for downed pilots and the rest, 584, were downed in South Vietnam. Finally, 887 helicopters have to nonhostile action i A f\ f 1 n/l/\ t J t " » l/^Gii iVfcJ V \\J IIWHHWM VAAV M\rfV*xs»» i °,JS , bom l 1S n U f, h ^ S and all other causes, headquar- been scheduled for April 16 by ters said, Many helicopters were destroyed on the ground in enemy shelllngs or airfields, but the the Batesville City Council. The Treasury Department ruled recently that action would have to be taken before today for such industrial bonds to enjoy tax-exempt status. The bonds would be used to finance An amDere is „-„„«» nf an expansion of the White Rog- s t T e ngfl 0 an electric ers Co., plant at Batesville. current. c'«^u«. U.S. Command gives no breakdown on these. SDND THURSDAY & FRIDAY MARCH 14th. & MARCH 15th. Dairuj Queen Buv one sundae, get another for 9 Special low price during the Sundas Sale at your nearby Dairy Queen. Treat yourself to cool, refreshing swirls of Pa.i/y Queen topped with your favo/ite H$Wf Come "Uve a Little" "•• at Dairy Quesrj during the Sundae Sale. 917 East 3rd, W ObltuorU* MR& MALTHA J« PULTON Mf§i Miftha Jftnes Poltofl, 96, 6f sieving, died fharsday in a PfSseoK' ftospff&li (She was t Methodist, Surviving are A son, Wallace Fuitofi of Mcdasklllj two daugh* ters, Mrs. Mamie Smith of Alex* under, Ark,, Mrs. Haiet Hlnson of Blevlnsj ft brother Andy Allen of Malvern, Services will be at 2 p.m. Sat* urday at Friendship Methodist Church and burial in friendship Cemetery by Herndofi Funeral Home, MRS. B* T, RUSSELL Services for Mrs. Harriett Story Russell, who died Wednesday in Lexington, Ky., will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Herndon Fun* eral Chapel by the Rev. Everett Vinson, Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Herndon Funeral Home. PRAGUE (AP) - CoJ. Gen. Vladimir Janko, deputy defense minister of Czechoslovakia, committed suicide Thursday, the Czech news agency CTK reported. Janko's death came a day after the Czech Cabinet had discussed his Involvement In the defection of Maj. Gen. Jan Sej- na to the United States. BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Dr. William VereCruess, 82, the man who originated the canned fruit cocktail and an idea which led to a $50-mllllon-a-year California Industry, died Wednesday. A retired University of California researcher, he also advanced the idea of artificial dehydration of fruits and nuts. GARRETT WILLIS Garrett John Willis, 71, lifelong resident of Hempstead, died Friday. He was a county official for several terms, holding the offices of both Circuit Clerk and tax Assessor. He was a Baptist. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Georgia Willis, two sons, Rev. Carl Willis of Port Arthur, Texas; James Willis of U.S. Air Force in Thailand; two daugtv ters, Mrs. Steve Snell Jr. of Clarksville, Ark., Mrs. Donald Kunze of Formosa; three brothers, Hope Police Chief Alvin Willis, Elston Willis of Hope; Aldon (Pap) Willis of Longview, Texas; four sisters, Mrs. C.B. O'Steen, Mrs. Dora Clark and Mrs. Sid Burke, all of Hope; Mrs. Oma Arnold of El Dorado. > He is also survived by seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Garrett Memorial Baptist Church. Elder Elbert O'Steen will be the officiating minister. Interment will be in Memory Gardens by Oak. crest Funeral Home of Hope. Honorary pallbearers will be the County Officials. Private U.S. Pilots May Be Jested By HARRY F, ROSENTHAL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - There are 400,000 private pilots In this country and none of them has had to prove his flying skill since the day he got a license, no matter how long ago that was. Now the government is proposing to require nonprofessional pilots to take periodic refresher courses and proficiency tests, and the proposalls raising their tempers sky-high. The 23,000 airline pilots and those of the 130,000 commorcial pilots who fly for hire already must pass regular proficiency tests. But there is no such rule for student and private pilots. And they, with far less oppor* (unity to keep skills sharp, outnumber the professionals 3 to 1. In 1906, the last year for which there are statistics, there were 5,7134ircraf.taccld.ents l in* vowing l,15l fatalities, Accord- Ing to the National Transporta. Uon Safety Board, "pleasure flying" accounted for 2,469 of the accidents and 712 of the fa, talities, "There is no conclusive proof as to the percentage of general aviation accidents that might have been prevented, by periodic instruction, refresher training or proficiency checking," said the Federal Aviation AcJminis* tration in proposing the new rule. "However, a review of the ac» cjdent records shows that many accidents can be ascribed, to 4f r terjoration of basic airminsnjp jnd, skills, and to pilots' failure to keep abreast of new developments and operational proce? Sures," The FAA proposes to require a specific number of hours of instruction and proficiency testing w|tn|n a fixed, period. It invited comments-^ and got 600 almost immediately/ Scientists s§y the ginkgo tree grew m to $0 million HP! (MK) SfM r rrtnW If Wilt •with Vietnam Drlv« to North Ndt Taken Sortoutly by Many r By BARRY KRAMM ;, Associated Press WrHer SAIGON (AP) - fs it pOSSl* Net ts there an effort being made to organize a volunteer army of South Vietnamese pier* rlllas to liberate North Viet- riamese from its Communist masters')' Yes, there is, but not many Vietnamese or American offl» ciais take It seriously. "1 doubt that they could get past the northern outskirts of satgon," one veteran American official said. But more restrained minds see the formation of the "March to the North Army," announced this week by a government spokesman, as an attempt to form another anti-Communist front uniting: various nationalist elements. Two such groups were formed after the Communist Tet offensive, aiming at a no-holds- barred struggle against the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese. "They're certainly not going to march north tomorrow, If ever," one source said. "They're Just using the term "March to the North" to whip up some nationalist sentiment." Another source to whom Vlca President Nguyen Cao Ky has talked about the matter, said, "Conceivably this thing -could grow, but at the moment the military aspect of the organization is only being talked about. It's certainly not out of the planning stage." Formation of such an army would be difficult, since even the regular South Vietnamese army is not sure it can Increase its strength by a planned 65,000 men. Ky is known to be behind the plan, although he is not openly organizing it. ; The brains behind the new group Is Nguyen Thien Nhon, a cocky, dashing young man who Is a special assistant to Ky. Korean War veterans recall that when the late Korean President Syngman Rhee threatened to Invade North Korea, the Americans maintained a round- the-clock ration of gasoline and ammunition for Rhee's army to prevent the threatened invasion. ~--No one-ls-seriously-comparlnjf the • two - situations, but, ^ the American, reaction if the South WHAT HAPPENS From (Page One) protect himself in these uncertain monetary times? A-"Probably the best thing to do would be to sit still," said one economist. Some have sought refuge in gold mining stocks, which have increased in price recently. But this is a personal investment Judgment. Advocates of a tax hike say the best way to help would be to write Congress urging the tax bill passage. Q— Would a tax Increase stem the gold flow abroad? A—It would tend to take the steam out of inflationary pressures. It would reduce purchasing power and dampen what economists call an inflationary psychology. People expect prices to go up, so they ask for higher wages, say economists. A tax Increase long has been recognized in other countries as a traditional, orthodox fiscal step by countries with balance of payments deficits, These countries, one banker said, "would say the United States Is taking the right kind of medicine. It would dampen gold speculation and restore confi. dence in the dollar," Vietnamese get serious is likely to be the same* the official U.S. position is thai any invasion of North Vietnam is out of the question* Ky said Thursday that, If there were enough volunteers for the March to the North Army, "we will form it." He added that he would go north with the army* But these statements are seen as attempts by Ky to gather political support* Informed observ* ers believe that if the new group gains momentum and fits Ky's political ambitions, he will jump Into the leadership. What President Nguyen Van Thleu thinks about the matter is not known. Hawkins Case How Before Judge Steel By GEORGE F. BARTSCH Associated Press Writer MORR1LTON, Ark. (AP) Conway County Sheriff Marlln Hawkins, who sought for the past four days to account for an alleged shortage of $63,299 In county funds, contended Thursday that the sheriff's office was due an accounting from the county. Hawkins was the final witness to testify before his attorneys rested their case in the trial of a taxpayers suit In which he Is accused of misappropriating "substantial sums" of the county's money between 1963 and 1966. He told Special Chancellor Bobby Steel of Nashville that in combing county records for evidence needed to defend himself, he had discovered that the county owed the sheriff's office money. He has refunded bonds in a number of cases In which he also paid fines, fees and court costs inadvertently levied by the same justices of the peace who ordered the refunds, he said, and he indicated that he was conferring with his attorneys about the possibility of seeking a return of the ' overpayments. . ;-i '^ The money would have come out of the operating expenses of the sheriff's office, which is why there appeared to be a shartage, he suggested. Hawkins said many of his refunds had been In cash, and that the original receipts had been "misplaced." He said he had placed them in a "little tin cash box," but that his deputies had failed to attach them to his receipt book. There Is no record of the JP courts ordering refunds, he explained, because the orders were always delivered orally. He said that in each case, the JPs apparently had forgotten their oral orders when they made out the written record of their Judgments, Hawkins is represented .by former Assistant Atty. Gen. Jack L. Lessenberry of Little Rock and former Lt. Gov. Nathan Gordon of Morrllton. Lessenberry questioned him on the witness stand, Lessenberry asked Mm, "Have you conspired with any Justice of the peace..,?" "I certainly have not," Hawkins said. "Have you taken unlawfully or improperly any funds due Conway County or the state of Arkansas?" "I have not." INDUSTRIAL ypfcrtfcypoW'Ofw) f rUcfidMh tfte Industrial Park, ' fht eompeUtten to seetff s new Industry demands the list of every citf aftd the combined efforts and unselfish cooperation 0! its dti* itfiSr the future economy of Hope and Hernpslead County is in direct ratio to the expansion of existing industries and the ob» tainmg of new Industries both of which produce more jobs and payroll income* The officers and directors of the Hempstead County Industrial Foundation pledge themselves to work with the Chamber 6t Commerce, the Committee of 100, the City of Hope andttempsteftd County In the future Industrial growth of this city and county and en* courage all citizens to do likewise* The recent action of the U.S. Treasury Department voiding the tax exemption of ad valorem bonds under Act 9 and Amendment 49 will make financing of industrial facilities more difficult in the future, but it is hoped that the Arkansas Legislature in the Coming special session may produce alternate' ways to substitute other means of financing to overcome this loss* MAY REFUSE From (Page One) the Navy recommendations reach top civilian levels in the Defense Department is an open question* Robert S, McNamara, who as defense secretary forced the Fills on both the Navy and Air Force, no longer is running the Defense Department. His successor, Clark M. Clifford, has not yet indicated publicly how he stands on the question of pushing ahead with the Navy model, But Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul H. Nitze, a former Navy secretary and strong supporter of the Fill B, still is Inof- flee— and Navy admirals fear he may put up a fight to preserve the plane. It Is reported that Adm. Thomas H. Moorer, Chief of Na. val Operations; and Vice Adm. Thomas F. Connolly, Navy air chief, told the committee March 4 they would rather not express an opinion until they see the engineering studies. But, it was said, when Stennis told the admirals the committee wanted their opinions on the TFX now, they expressed a prefeence ^ Ci*<h ftttf Lititr Ground though escalating In cost, has gained general acceptance. Six Fill As are due in Thailand within several days before being sent on their first combat missions. The FlllB's biggest problem is weight— reportedly about 80,000 pounds. The Navy wanted something in the 55,000—60,000 pound range. The revolutionary feature of the Fill In all its variations isa wing that can be retracted close to the fuselage for speeds up to 1,650 miles per hour or extended full length for takeoffs and land- Ings on short fields and carriers. The Navy studies aim at possible development of lighter fuselages into which would be Installed the FlllB's engines, Us special electronic gear and the Phoenix air-to-air missile, especially designed for the Navy TFX. The sources said they believed the Armed Services Committee will deny authorization for $350 million being sought by the Johnson administration to build 30 Fill Bs toward an eventual Navy fleet of 270. They s*}d they believe the committee will substitute about $200 or $250 million for research and development on the alternative plane concepts. JViBk HI W Hi vv ifl^^l BHi FIRST METHODIST CHURCH Hope, Arkansas Preacher - Dr. Leland Clegg Time For Services: Sunday • 10:50 a.m. And 7:00 p.m. Mon, - Thurs.; 7:15 a.m. And 7:30 p.m. f>f?) old « line Communist President Antonin NovolHy, fighting fot what's left of his political life against a wave of liberalism, had lost more ground today after one of his key supporters committed suicide and another resigned. Vladimir Janko, deputy defense minister, took his life Thursday Just 24 hours after an urgent Cabinet discussion of the flight of Ma}. Gen. Jan Sejna to the United States. Reliable sources said Janko, who won the Order of Hero as a World War II troop commander, shot. himself through (he head In his apartment. Both Janko and his boss, Defense Minister Bohumir Lorn- sky, had been indirectly implicated in Sejna' s flight after the general wag accused of an illegal deal In sales of grass seed to peasants. The Cabinet hearing had been called for Lomsky to defend himself, and the Cabinet expressed dissatisfaction with his defense. Earlier Thursday another ovotny supporter, Michal Chudik, a leading conservative member of the party hierarchy, reslped as head of the Slovak National Council. Chudik, 53, had apparently abandoned hope that Novotny would be able to ward off liberal pressures and keep the figurehead presidency. The Slovaks, who make up about one third of Czechoslovakia's 15 million population, have been pressing hard for liberalization and for greater ethnic autonomy. The new liberal leaders under Alexander Dubcek, who supplanted Novotny as party chief in January, say Sejna was involved in an abortive attempt to mobilize armored troops to keep Novotny in the party leadership. Sejna is now somewhere in the United gstates under U.S. government protection. Czechoslovakia's ambassador in Washington asked the State Department Wednesday for his extradition, and the department asked for documentary evidence against him. Ambassador Kar el Duda said Sejna is accused of embezzlement, obtaining money by false pretenses and fraud. : Mt. Etna in Sicily probably has erupted most frequently of any of the world's volcanos. DteMS. FRENCH WON'T Prem (Page One) mililoft compared with million fhafsday. fhmy tons of fine fold, excluding coins, changed hands, compared with 45 tons ftuirsday, In the ftde of Loftdon's sus* pension the French Finance MInisffy had defifeea normal lading on the gold market, the stock market and other exchanges, , , President Charles de Gaulle has argued that much of the world's monetary troubles are attributable to U.S. Investment In Europe through what he con. slders Inflated dollars, He held an emergency meeting with his finance minister, the governor of the Bank of France and hif foreign minister. Later Finance Minister Mi. chel Debre told reporters! "The French position is well known; There will be no official stated ment," Jacques Rueff, one of De Gaulle's chief monetary special, ists, commented that the present "ridiculous monetary system Is breaking up before our eyes." French Industrial shares rose sharply on the Paris exchange. Banks In West Germany suspended sales nearly two hours, then resumed limited trading. Other than in Paris and Germany all dealing in gold was suspended across the Continent. European economic observers doubted that the runaway gold rush had ended. Bullion dealers In London said the measures announced in Washington .were Insufficient and too late to restore public confidence In paper money. The West German government advocated introduction of a free gold market to hinder speculation in the metal. Presumably it would be in addition to the official gold exchanges with government-set prices. : In London, all markets and the foreign exchange rooms of banks were shut tight, and there were widespread reports that the London Stock Exchange would be kept closed Monday in a further attempt to cool the speculative fever. j m^^ Pre Easier i Permanents i (Curv, Body, or .Foundation Wave) ' »..;.*, Operators^- - I T/ 1 ^'*'' '•' "r^"" *" " %W , Linda., <•>-, Judy- • *• Diane Dian«'« B«auty Salon) PR7-3118 Starts THURS. MARCH 28 2fortt>9 P nc« of I-PLUS A PENNY! it's ready for you now at our Rexall Drug Store, You'll find it convenient to look over the list, check the items you want, and lem it with any salesperson, We'll have your order ready for you to pick up on the first day of the Sale. Village Rexall Pharmacy YiUigf ihopping e , Service" A CORDIAL PJYJT4IP* I? g TQ SEE OUR BIGl< SALE CIRCULAR

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