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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - December 24, 1965, Blytheville, Arkansas VOL 230 BLYTHEVILLE ARKANSAS 72315 FRIDAY DECEMBER 24 1965 TEN CENTS 16 PAGES 12 Die In Bus Crash MEDFORD Ore AP -A Greyhound bus overturned on an Icy highway killing 12 bound passengers and injuring 20 other persons late Thursday night State police said the bus and two others died later Ambulances and emergency vehicles from surrounding com- took the injured to three hospitals in the two cities Erving Carew Greyhound superintendent at Medford said i H o i superintendent at said bound from Spokane Wash to there were 33 persons on the bus I persons were dead at the scene state police said One was dead on arrival at a hospital i P In when it Portland 250 miles 5 between tlie southern to the north Sacred Hospital in ford the driver of the buS Joseph BaUey ot Battle Ground ta condition Bailey told state police he was traveling about miles per hour when without warning the bus to skid He ed to correct the he said but the steering did not re- spond then the bus went off the highway and rolled over State police said the bus flipped completely going over a ditch and fence landing on its side about 100 feet from the highway Highway conditions were icy when the accident happened and it was raining steadily police said Some 40 other accidents were reported in the area ing the night serious Women Cops MIAMI Fla AP Traffic violators will not only have to contend with women traffic cops in but apparently with well prepared at that According to Havana radio Thursday night a group of 170 women received diplomas as traffic cops after six months of training By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Millions of motorists heading for the highways today in the first part of the extended mas weekend were warned of hazardous driving conditions in Biany areas Traffic accidents in the early hours holiday period persons in- 12 in a Greyhound bus which went off an icy highway north of Medford in southern Thj count of traffic deaths time Thursday The National Safety Council estimated that at the end o Me holiday p at midnight Sunday between 560 and 660 may die in fic accidents A state at ford bus went over an embankment on Interstate 5 a ditch and Twenty persons were reported Injured The bus was en route from Spokane Wash to San Francisco and had stopped at Portland The council terms this Ho's orn By WILLIAM t RYAN AP Special Correspondent The activities of Ho Chi Minn and his North Vietnamese re- gime suggest that the by repeating their gy and tactics of a dozen years ago hope to produce a situation which might force the States to leave South Viet Nam The Vietminh leadership of that day seized upon public pressure in France for an end to the fighting which was taking a painful toll French troops and money 1953 Ho talked u me en til with a visiting journalist from tress at Dien Bien Beautiful Commission Chairman Rev John Symonds announced today Last night were dropped These were seized upon in some quarters as feelers Once again as a dozen years ago the Russians appear to have an active interest in ing about negotiations A combination of Soviet and British activity led to a Geneva conference in April 1954 ly that was two conferences in one: on Korea and on Indo- china On the day the first full sio was convened in Geneva on question of Indochina May 8 1954 the besieged French for- army into a formidable organization The United States has j UNITED NATIONS N Y AP American television mas weekend the most viewers are flooding the U.N holiday period of any year a time They it's the espionage and inclement arm of the United Nations and they want to enlist In recent months the er Stormy wet weather with enow rain and gusty winds swept across wide areas in the Western half of the nation to day Traffic deaths during last year's three-day Christmas day totaled 578 Manila Youth Is Appointed By Jack Tipton MANILA Manila High School senior has been ved to the United Stales Naval at Annapolis and will report with the 1966 summer class Congressman E C Took has announced John M Meacham is believed fo he the first Manila High School graduate to be appointed to the academy He is the son of Mr and Mrs Marcus Meacham of mla Tom Grain Jr of Wilson was named a first alternate to the Air Force Academy Gregory Osceola was named second alternate to vine Air Force Academy and John G Hoyt Jr was named alternate Seal Sale Is Short Mississippi County's Association is nearly short of its goal Chapter President Jimmie Edwards an- today Goal for the association's an- Christmas seal Is To date Edwards reported has been collected We want those who have tion air strikes naval gunfire to send their strategic bombing claimed lo mail them right away to lories and losses 504 Dr Jones campaign lUted Really Run A Spy with inquires about General Services Division has been deluged with telephone calls from fans of the popular NBC program The Man From It's the U.N in the title that gets said Maurice Liu director of the division And when they hear that bit of kum that the show would not have been possible without the help of they are sure we are tied up with it Napoleon Solo and Illya akin work for the U.N Com- mand for Law and ment but the U.N stands for United Network not United tions Most of the applications come from said Liu but there are some adults too and they are the hardest to convince that we are not ning a spy ring One guy was so intent on becoming a secret agent that we finally suggested that he get in touch with the Inter me Gathings also announced that national Police organization I T- don't know what they told him The inquiries come in from all over the country One youthful applicant from Silver City asked if he could join the spy ranks before he was 21 He wanted to know the location of the branch nearest his hometown We get phone calls said Miss Alice V R Smith chief of the public inquiries unit Most of them sound like youngsters but occasionally a voice comes through that is un- mistakably adult Sweden The Communist leader expressed admiration for the French people and indicated he might be interested in some form of negotiations to end the fighting He said he had noted sections of French public opinion wanted a ated settlement In 1965 Ho has made dear Biat he read manifestations in the United States to mean riness the Viet Nam war in lives and money He demonstrations although by every available yardstick these enlisted a small minority of as an expression of the bulk of the whom he to admire as he had professed to admire the French 1 And in 1965 gave inter- views journalists and others in which vague hints involved for a long time too The involvement goes all way back to President Harry S Truman's administration though the U.S military has been fairly recent Neither the United States the government of Emperor Dai which Saigon signed the 1954 Geneva On Christmas Eye reness the Vietminh For the weary French it was just about all over The Americans are in a much stronger military position in Viet Nam today than the French were in 1954 but there are too The French held cities towns and lines of com- but they had ally no control elsewhere in the country The Vietminh like the Viet Cong today held much of the countryside in South Viet Nam The Communists wore the French out They had become involved in outright war in No- 1946 and it went on.VVz years The fall of mainland na to the Communists turned the tide It permitted direct help to Ho's forces and transformed what had been a poorly armed furtive guerrilla agreements But U.S ment remained relatively until after December Was then that the Viet Cong's political arm the Front proclaimed right to represent all the Vietnamese Perhaps Ho Communists suspect Americans like the fore them are finding tion of the expensive war close to intolerable Perhaps has a hunch it might bring about negotiations on virtually ts own terms e Multitudes By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON AP The little guy any little guy going home this Christmas Eve dered if he could really be called little any more It didn't matter much But other things did He felt a bit uneasy He knew he was as tall as a mouse years ago when he ly had a dime and he had to wait for the sales to buy his wife the things he wanted to buy before mas But that was in the past This Christmas he had money to spend more than ever and so did people he knew That wasn't bright he thought since he didn't know many pie only those in the office or the neighborhood or old friends What bothered him was the people he didn't know and could only imagine He didn't think about them all the time or haps even often but only when the thoughts came blinking in his head like lights as they did now He was one of those guys meaning practically everybody who kept wondering how he was doing He knew he wasn't doing so well as some but a lot better than many He remembered reading there are at least 371 millionaires in this country and 25 million people in families with less than income a year and 4.5 million in families with less than a week It made him a little uneasy to know he was better than so many He wondered if anyone could ever truly feel easy until everybody had enough He asked What's He knew it was a silly question There are people and nations with less than nothing who have to push But there are people and nations who have plenty or soon will who ing themselves what they want is a better life The little guy grinned He it would be a rare one who was philosopher enough to figure out what a really good life is much less a beter one All his life it seemed when he watched a guy elbowing his way upstairs or listened to him he'd always quietly ask What would you do if you had a million dollars right He never got an answer once But in his lifetime he knew there would be no end to the shoving going on among whole nations of people either inside with themselves or outside against one another as in Asia Africa and Latin America now It made him think of the war where people on both sides are fighting because each side is convinced it is right and is trying to change the er one's mind with a bullet in the He thought of the Americans who have died and will Viet Nam so guys like him back home could have a good mas and many more of the same But for most of the people in this world he knew it wasn't a very merry Christmas or thing but another day and ably a grim one He'd like to think it might be different hut in his lifetime he knew it wouldn't When he is asleep all the un- happy unpleasant things don't light up in his head Nothing does He wished he could dim them when he was wide awake But he knew he never could quite so long as he was able to think and feel How Do You SAIGON South Viet Nam AP The daily communique on Christmas Eve of the U.S Military Assistance Command in Viet Nam listed ground ac It May the joy and peace of Christmas always be with F GREEN WASHINGTON AP De- spite recurring rumbles of a tax boost to pay for the Viet Nam buildup an i government source said today that no such decision has been tentatively Other administration officials said their private judgment was that President Johnson is un- likely to ask for higher taxes and that an tion be even less likely to enact them None of the sources be quoted by name since the tion is strictly up to the dent But at least one of the sources have an advisory voice in the decision This source said published reports on likelihood of a lax increase are definitely ture The White House itself also used the premature label when similar forecasts were made a few weeks ago a spokesman said no serious study was being given the posal Officials said an important objection to a tax increase even a temporary one is the grave possibility that it could topple the five-year business expansion into a recession The big deficits and their inflationary are to be a deep cutback in civilian ing including sharp cutbacks in Johnson's own Great Society I programs There art many indications i that the President has chosen the latter course Reports from various agencies indicate that Johnson is demanding deeper cuts than ever before in planned for space health fare and the grams of the defense ment While it is doubtful that such savings can come close to matching the prospective multi- increase In ing on the Vietnamese war some officials believe that price pressures nevertheless can be held in reasonable check Meantime official hopes re- main alive that a negotiated cease-fire or settlement of the Vietnamese fighting can he brought about in time to permit a cutback in the planned can commitment of men and money State Police Natch n By JAMES SAGGUS NATCHEZ Miss AP On eve of Christmas Negroes plan new marches in two strongholds of the Ku Klux Klan to dramatize their Black Christmas protest The marches coincide with Christmas buying boycotts in Natchez and 25 miles to the north Even as Charles Evers ex- crowds Thursday night the Grand Dragon of the United Klans of America swore out an affidavit charging Natchez Police Chief I T Rohinson with willful neglect of duty The segregationist maneuver came after civil rights tains ordered a renewed boycott against merchants in accusing them of violating a treaty on racial differences Evers field director of the National Association for the Ad- vancement of Colored People scheduled the Christmas Eve march in to dramatize a boycott similar to one which shackled the economy of ez until it ended Dec 3 Sixty state troopers were dered into the tense rural town to keep order during the Evers said would include marchers Evers told his followers they must go on the streets of ez later in the day unless two policemen involved in a racial flareup Wednesday were fired Don't carry guns knives or he said The affidavit hy Klan Dragon E L charged Robin son with refusal to arrest sons violating stale laws The specifics of the charges were not learned Natchez had been calm since the Dec 3 agreement until the fist fight Wednesday resulted in charges from assault and battery to disturbing the See RIGHTS on Page 2 By THOMAS SAIGON Viet Nam Eve truce declared by both the allied and the insurgent Viet Cong appeared tonight to the guns the terror and the slaughter that has tured South Viet Nam for years The ese decision to stop all offensive action for 30 hours went into Eect at 6 EST and Viet Cong seemed to have been faithful to their of a truce as of Tlie cease-fire -in the tied country turned at least some of it back to the little peor pie Most the re- action in Saigon the capitol The streets were a mass of manity People who have not thess streets perhaps for months were out in force their children The three million population of Saigon strode out in dence as though all of them had heard directly about the truce The thousands of Americans in Saigon were on the other hand confined lo their billets until dawn Christmas day under a curfew imposed Dec 18 The curfew will be lifted at 6 Saturday The atmosphere was electric but loaded with a re- lief From the jungles arid the out- post reports filtering into gon indicated that the ceasefire was just that From An Khe where the US 1st Air Cavalry Division is deployed Associated Press Correspondent Bob reported quiet From on the ern coast where the Marine are based in strength the word was of holiday or baked Virginia after shrimp cocktails and winding up with mince or pumpkin pie No Paper Saturday The Courier News other businesses in morrow's Christmas holiday Publication resumes Monday Forecast Cloudy becoming partly cloudy tonight and clear partly cloudy Saturday Scattered showers and ing from West this afternoon Chance of a few locally severe thunderstorms Turning colder this afternoon and tonight Con- cold Saturday Low night 26 36 Highs Saturday per 30s north to upper 40s south
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