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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 holiday- 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- munities took the injured to three hospitals in the two cities. Erving Carew, Greyhound superintendent at Medford, said i H o i superintendent at Medtord, 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 Med- 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 :began .to skid. He attempt- ed to correct .the sjcid, 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 dur- ing the night, npne serious. Women Cops MIAMI, Fla. (AP) Traffic violators will not only have to contend with women traffic cops in but apparently with well prepared ones- at that. According to Havana radio Thursday night, a group of 170 women received diplomas as traffic cops after six months of training. 560-660 By THE 'ASSOCIATED PRESS .Millions of motorists heading for the highways today in the first part of the extended Christ- mas weekend were warned of hazardous 'driving conditions in Biany areas. .Traffic accidents in the early hours r.of the: holiday period persons, in- cluding 12 in a Greyhound bus which went off an icy highway north of Medford, .in southern Thj count of traffic deaths started'..atB.p.m time) Thursday; The National Safety Council estimated' that .at the end. o Me Whour holiday p eribd at midnight Sunday between 560 and 660 piersons may die in traf- fic accidents. A state police-officer at Med- ford said-the bus went over an embankment on Interstate 5, go-1 ing-over a ditch and fence.1 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 Christ- 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 Commu- nists, by repeating their strate- gy and tactics of a dozen years ago, hope to produce a situation which might force the United- 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 o! French troops and money. 'In'November 1953; Ho talked u, AUCTX, me wcaiegcu i11 en til IU1- with a visiting journalist from tress .at Dien Bien Phu'felhto Beautiful Commission Chairman Rev John. Idevice 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 bring- ing about negotiations. A combination of Soviet and British activity led to a Geneva conference in April 1954. Actual- ly, that was two conferences in one: on Korea and on Indo- china. On the day the first full ses- sio was convened in Geneva on th.e question of Indochina, May 8, 1954, the besieged French for- army into a formidable organization. '-TtinVii The United States has j UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) American television .mas weekend the most danger- viewers are flooding the U.N. :ous holiday period of any year, a time They thinl: it's the espionage daylinght and inclement weath- arm of the United Nations and they want to enlist. In recent months, the U.N.'s 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 holi- day totaled 578. Manila Youth Is Appointed By Jack Tipton MANILA Manila High School senior has been appoint- ved to the United Stales Naval at Annapolis and will report with the 1966 summer 'class, Congressman E. C. (Took Gainings 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 Ma- mla. Tom Grain, Jr., of Wilson was named a first alternate to the Air Force. Academy; Gregory Scharfetler, 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 Tuber- culosis Association is nearly short of its goal, Chapter President Jimmie Edwards an- nounced today. Goal for the association's an- nual Christmas seal -sale Is To date, Edwards reported, has been collected. 'We want those who have ne- tion. air strikes, naval gunfire, glected to send their contribu- strategic bombing, claimed vic- Vtions lo mail them right away to lories and losses. -Box 504, Dr. Her- Jones, "campaign chair- JMJJ, lUted, DoesnlUN Really Run A Spy Ring? with inquires about General Services Division has been deluged .with letters'and telephone calls from fans of the popular NBC program "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." "It's the U.N. in the title that gets said Maurice Liu, director of the division. "And when they hear that bit of ho- kum that the show would not have been possible without the help of U.N.CLE, they are sure we are tied up with it." Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuri- akin work for the U.N. Com- mand for Law and Enforce- ment, but the U.N. stands for United Network, not United Na- 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 run- 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 tuux.li ITJIII jiuciyuij me inier- 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, N.C., asked if he could join the spy ranks before he was 21. He wanted to know the location of the U.N.C.L.E. 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 that'broad sections of French public opinion wanted a negoti- ated settlement. In 1965, Ho has made it: dear Biat. he read manifestations in the United States to mean wea- riness with'the cost'of the Viet Nam war in lives and money. He has.hailed demonstrations although, .by .every available yardstick these enlisted a small minority of -Americans as an expression of the bulk of the whom he professed- 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; nor- 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 simi- larities, too. The French held cities, towns and lines of com- munication, but they had virtu- 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- vember 1946, and it went on.VVz years. The fall of mainland Chi- na to the Communists turned the tide. It permitted direct help to Ho's forces froth'-'Peking and transformed, what had been a poorly armed, furtive guerrilla agreements. But U.S; ment remained relatively .sriialt until after. December Was then 'that the Viet 'Cong's" political arm, the, National-LibV eration Front, proclaimed right to represent all the Soiilhi Vietnamese. Perhaps Ho Chi.Minh Communists suspect Americans, like .'the fore them, are finding continua- tion of the expensive war close to intolerable. Perhaps Hsinol 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, won- 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 hard- ly had a dime and he had to wait for the after-Christmas sales to buy his wife the things he wanted to buy before Christ- mas. But that was in the past. This Christmas he had money to spend, more than ever, and so did -most people he knew. That wasn't bright, he thought, since he didn't know many pec-. 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 per- 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 doing'lots better than so many. He wondered if anyone could ever truly feel easy until everybody had enough. He asked himself: "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 tell- ing themselves what they "want is a better life. The little guy grinned. He kr.ew 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 him: "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 Viet- namese war where people on both sides are fighting because each side is convinced it is right and is trying to change the oth- er one's mind with a bullet in the. head: He thought of the Americans who have died and will die.in Viet Nam so guys like him back home could have a good Christ- 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 any- thing but another day, and prob- 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. Trucels How Do You React? 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 By-STERLING F. GREEN WASHINGTON (AP) De- spite recurring rumbles of a 19G6 tax boost to pay for the Viet Nam buildup, an author- i itative 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 elec- tion be even less likely to enact them. None of the sources -would be quoted by name, since the ques- tion is strictly up to the Presi- 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 prema- 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 pro- 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 conse- quences are to be a deep cutback in civilian spend- 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 out-lays for space, health, wel- fare and the lower-priority pro- grams of the defense establish- ment. While it is doubtful that such savings can come close to matching the prospective multi- hillion-dollar increase In spend- 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 Ameri- can commitment of men and money. State Police Natch n By JAMES SAGGUS NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) On Ihe eve of Christmas, Negroes plan new marches in two Mis- sissippi strongholds of the Ku Klux Klan to dramatize their "Black Christmas" protest. The marches coincide with Christmas buying boycotts in Natchez and Fayelte, 25 miles to the north. Even as Charles Evers ex- horted 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 chief- tains ordered a renewed boycott against merchants in Natchez- accusing them of violating a three-week-old treaty on racial differences. Evers, field director of the National Association for the Ad- vancement of Colored People, scheduled the Christmas Eve march in Fayelte to dramatize a boycott similar to one which shackled the economy of Natch- ez, until it ended Dec. 3. Sixty state troopers were or- dered into the tense rural town to keep order during the demon- Evers said would include marchers. Evers told his followers they must go on the streets of Natch- 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. McDaniei charged Robin son with refusal to arrest per- 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 runging from assault and battery to disturbing the See CJVIL RIGHTS on Page 2 By; THOMAS Ar'REEbY SAIGON, Viet Nam ;Chrisfmas Eve truce., declared by both the allied armed'forces and .the insurgent Cbmrrjiinis't' Viet Cong appeared tonight' to have'stilled the guns, the terror and the slaughter that has tor- tured South Viet Nam for years. The American-South Vietnam- ese decision to stop all offensive action for 30 hours went into ef- Eect at 6 a.m. EST) and :he Viet Cong .seemed to have been faithful to their ahripunced iromise of a 12-hbtu; .truce as of p.m...'.- Tlie cease-fire -in the embatr tied country turned at least some of it back to the little peor pie. Most noticeable.was the re- action in' Saigon, the capitol. The streets were a mass of hu- manity. ,_ People who have not been-on thess streets perhaps for months were out in force :with their children. The three million population of Saigon strode out in confi- 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 a.m. Saturday. The atmosphere was electric, but loaded with a sense'of re- lief. From the jungles arid the out- post, reports filtering into Sai- gon indicated that the ceasefire was just that From An Khe, where the US 1st Air Cavalry Division is deployed, Associated Press Correspondent Bob rP6os reported "all's quiet" From Da'Nahg on the north- ern coast where, the Marine are based in strength, the word was of holiday or baked Virginia ham: after shrimp cocktails and winding up with mince or pumpkin pie No Paper Saturday The Courier News wilfi'.joTn other businesses in observingTQ- morrow's Christmas holiday. Publication resumes Monday. Weerther Forecast Cloudy becoming partly cloudy tonight and clear to- partly cloudy Saturday. Scattered showers and tliunderslonris'eftci- ing from West this afternoon, Chance of a few locally severe thunderstorms. Turning colder this afternoon and tonight. Con- tinued cold Saturday. Low to- night 26 36. Highs Saturday up- per 30s north to upper 40s south.   

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