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   Northwest Arkansas Times (Newspaper) - March 9, 1966, Fayetteville, Arkansas                               Jlorfljtoetf IMlh YIAR-NUMBER 227 Tlit Public Interest Is The Flrtt Concern Of Thit Newspaper Prtu and Wlrtpheto FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 1966 CAMPUS FIRE City firemen prepare to enter Carlson Terraces on the University campus where an oven vent yesterday afternoon set fire to a wall in the apartment of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clark. Firemen blamed an improperly installed stove vent. Damage was minor. (TIMESfoto by John K. Wood- ruff) Red China Hints At Reversals For Third Time In One Week TOKYO (AP) Communist China hin-ed for the third lime in a week today at maw events ahead possibly giving an advan- tage to the United States. The mysterious suggestion ol temporary Chinese reversals and American successes in the future appeared in the official Peking People's Daily. It was coupled with an admission that setbacks had been encountered before and would happen again. There was also a warning of Chinese countermoves. "They (the Americans) may get the upper hand of the people in some places for some lime as a result of their counterat- the paper said. "The movement of the people there seems to be on the ebb, but m Chinese people not to panic if setbacks were encountered in the "twisls and turns" of the revolutionary road. The first, a week ago, spoke of the likeli- hood of "great upheavals" and said they were a good thing. The emphasis, of today's art cle was on the fact that U.S imperialism will be "gradual! destroyed." AP, King and NEA IOCAI NMKAST- Cloudy tod mild today; dor to partly cloudy and warmtr Thursday; wind wutneriy, curt- Ing to 20 mph; baramter M.40; humidity 40 per cent; dewpoint 26; sunrise tomorrw un- set High Low Yesterday 46 41 Expected today U 44 FAOEs-nvi cum Boxcar Load Of Munitions Explodes At Corning nORNINf! AH? f API __ A Ikiinrtir..! L_ r-.. _i i CORNING, Ark. (AP) boxcar loaded with 175mm artillery shells mysteriously ex- ploded near here early today with a force felt in three states. The predawn blast gouged a crater 50 feet long and 15 feet deep in a railroad siding three miles north of this town of The explosion, felt in Arkan- sas, Missouri and Tennessee, ruptured a natural gas line and forced the evacuation of several A hundred Corning residents be- fore the gas was shut off. One house was demolished by the explosion and fire. Walls of two others were caved In. Only one person was injured, not seriously. John Hutchinson, secretary of the Corning Volunteer Fire De- partment, said the fear of more explosions kept firemen from battling the fire in the wreck- age. The gas leak, which existed for about two hours, could not be repaired because it, too, was near the fire, Hutchinson said. Deputy Sheriff Jess Watson said the artillery shells explod- ed as the car stood on the sid- ing to which it had been pulled to clear the main line for an- olher train. The car was one of 80 in a Missouri Pacific Lines freight There were reports that some, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Rapert cars carried chemicals, but Mi. Pac officials in St. Louis said they could not confirm this. the last Corning residcnls to learn of the i-uuiu liut UUIJJIim LUIS. The artillery shells were Tnev mrp- in s'- Louis the Army Depot at liurlington, Iowa, Watson said. Miss Mary Lee Vines, who but their house, 300 yards from the scene of the blast, was flattened. red flash lighted up j blast. tllL. .1IVJ, .-lie ncllu. JL MIUUK Ule River Arsenal at Tcxarkana on whole house. I could see it, hear the Arkansas-Texas border. lit and feel it." worked late Tuesday night, A half mile from the blast among the first to learn of the, Mrs. Glcnden McGuire awoke to jthe crash of the explosion and cut on the feet by flying Special Forces Camp Beats Off Red Attack not serious. Fire companies and civil de- Administration Fights Proposal For Tax Break _u _( _ WASHINGTON (AP) Ad reality, "a new brew-ministration forces in tne Sen ing underneath." The article, like two which preceded it. failed to explain the new pessimism in Peking which has replaced the unwavering public optimism of the recent past. Chinese rebuffs in Cuba, In- donesia and Ghana may be the immediate explanation. It is possible that these setbacks have touched off sharp criticism within the ruling Communist party of Chairman Mao Tze- tung's hard revolutionary line. The articles could also be a suggestion to the international Communist movement that Pe- king is prepared to accept the decisions of the coming Soviet party congress though they may run counter to present Chinese policy. Despite then antagonism to Moscow, the Chinese have said they will attend the multi- party meeting later this month. The earlier articles told the ARKANSAS WEATHER ARKANSAS-Cloudy to part- ly cloudy and a litlle warmer through Thursday. tonight upper 30s east to 40s west. High Thursday 56-66. ate try today to defeat a propos al to give a tax break to parent! of college sludenls. The administration suffere( one surprising setback on tin tax bill Tuesday when Republicans succeeded in add ing to the hill an amendmen to grant Social Security benefits to some 1.8 million persons over 70 not now covered. The amendment was ap- proved by a vote of 45 to 40 anc carries an estimated price tag of ?7GO million a year. Whether or not it stays in the measure provided the bill passes would be decided when Senate and House conferees compro- mise differences in their ver- sions of the legislation. Administration leaders said they expected a close vote today on Sen. Abraham A. Ribicoff's amendment to give an annual lax saving of up to for col- lege expenses. Annual cost of the proposal was put at bil- lion, but the Connecticut Demo- crat said it would not take effect until The Ribicoff amendment was defeated by only three voles in 1964. Senate leaders were hopeful action could be completed on Jie tax measure later today. SAIGON, South Viet Nam AP) At least two Communist companies assaulted an isolated camp of U.S. Special Forces men and mountain tribesmen early today near the Laotian border. The attack failed. The 300 Montagnard troopers and their 12 "green beret" American advisers beat off t attackers in a day-long bait around the triangular mud an og fortress, radio reports fro he camp said. During the barrage the Com nunists shot down an arm U.S. Army C47 transport sent "lelp the besieged garrison in th ishua Valley, 60 miles sout vest of Da Nang. Four me were killed in the crash. Rescue helicopters brought o iree wounded crewmen of tl 347. But heavy Communist fire pi- vented the helicopters fro: bringing out the dead. About 200 Communis launched the attack at 2 a.m At dawn, U.S. forces lost con tact with the camp, raising fear it may have been overwhelme as the Reds descended on it i the heavily wooded hills alon the border. At nightfall, a flare plane fly ing overhead to provide illumin at'ion picked up a weak bu clear signal from the defender aying "Everything is under con trol." The Viet Cong broke of contact just before sunset, re- number of trails the Commu-llast week announced by the U S nists use to infiltrate men and and South Vietnamese ports from the battleground said The reports indicated some o the Americans among the killed or wounded, but there was nc "irm word on the toll. U.S. Special Forces men haw )layed a leading role in training he primitive, anti-Commtmis mountain men for duty at lonely jutposts. The Ashau outpost overlooks a IRS LOSES A BATTLE PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A U. S. district court judge says the Internal Revenue Service is wrong when it refuses to allow the holder of a lifetime interest in an apartment building lo claim an income tax credit for interest and property taxes. Miss L. Mabel Evans, 78, res- ident in the 352-unit Terwilligcr Plaza retirement home in Port- and, won a refund on her taxes under the opinion of Dist. Judge William G. East. Judge East said in his opin- on Tuesday that his opinion vould affect "all of (he co-ops n the country which arc on he rental basis as distin- guished from ownership." supplies into South Viet Nam through Laos. Its air strip is under continual Viet Cong snip- er fire. Last year a plane carry- ing Gen. William C. Westmore- land, commander of U.S. forces in Viet Nam, was hit while he was paying a visit to the camp. He escaped injury. In Saigon, casualty figures for mands showed a sharp decline in Allied combat dead and a marked rise in Communist loss- es. Of the 274 Allied troops re- ported killed in battle, 61 were Americans. In the previous week, 506 Allied men were re- ported killed, including 109 Americans. France Says Reform Of NATO Impossible, Plans To Get Out PARIS (AP) France said today that reform of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization impossible and that President Charles de Gaulle's government Unruly Weather Spreads Across Much Of Nation By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gale driven rains whipped )regon's coast, floodwaters iso- ated a southern Georgia town and residents in the Dakotas Mntinued to dig out from their ecent four-day blizzard today. Winds measured at 63 miles er hour lashed Cape Blanco, 3re., Tuesday, where 7.26 inch- s of rain fell in 24 hours. The Weather Bureau said gale 'arnings were up along the Or- gon-Washington coast through oday, with locally heavy rains orecast as far south as Norl li- ra California. The rain spread inland to Ida- o and western Montana, with mountain areas getting light. ters, and "the "foreign "bases is going ahead with plans to get out. But the government expressed a willingness to talk over other mutual defense arrangement! with the NATO allies. A spokesman said after the weekly Cabinet meeting that France intends to take what- ever measures she deems neces- sary concerning foreign military bases on French soil. He added that France is willing to discuss the consequences of such a nove. The statement outlining the French position was read to newsmen by Yvon Bourges, sec- retary of state for information. Ft seemed almost certain that ;he statement had been dictated jy De Gaulle himself. The announcement seemed to represent a further stiffening of the French attitude. For sever- il years, De Gaulle has been nsisling that NATO must be re- vised. The measures which France intends to take unilaterally, Bourges said, concern French troops in NATO commands, French officers in the headquar- fense crews from within a mile radius poured Into the town of to fight the fire. The siding is near a rice storage ana drying elevator, serviced by natural gas, and of- ficials said they halted firelight- ing efforts because of an uncon- firmed report of a natural gal leak and the danger of more ex- plosions from munitions and chemicals. The area around the fire cleared, but no evacuation at Corning residents was made. ..-i K.v.vi. -00 Iff -f> TWO Belsnn, left, of San Marcos, Tex., and Mary Foley of Vic- toria, Tex., share a watermelon in Atlanta, Ga., where Pat was crowned national watermelon queen lust nijjht. Mary is last year's queen. (AP Wirephoto) India's Army Moves To Crush Tribal Revolt In Assam State EDITOR'S NOTE A mili- tary campaign is under way in northeast India against rebel- lious tribesmen. AP correspond- ent Joe McGowan Jr. reports on the action from the Assam State today toward two major towns overrun by Mizo tribesmen in southeast Assam Slate. An official ithe relief oses of snow. In Newton, Gn., waters from he surging Flint River virtually ut the town off and ;tate troop- cussjons -s were called in. The water >vered Georgia 91 some four liles from town, cutting New n's last artery to the outside Xwntown Newton has been un- er water since Monday. Brimmer Sworn In WASHINGTON (AP) Dr. ndrew F. Brimmer was sworn as a member of the Federal eserve Board today. Brimmer, a 39-year-old Nc- o, has been assistant secreta- of commerce for economic fairs. He took the oath from ard chairman William Mc- lesney Martin. The ceremony in the While iuse East Room was attended President Johnson and more in 300 others. French soil. "The French government is willing to take up any useful dis- Allied govern- Conway Circuit Judge Bean To Retire Dec. 31 MORRILTON, Ark. (AP) "Don't say I'm retiring. Just spokesman saidi set out fromPy Im 6om8 to 1ult I'm not going to quit work." That is how Circuit Judge Wiley Bean of Clarksville todav his retirement Bllrmesc borderi and Lun.lfrom the bench, to be effective Burglars Strike Five Businesses In Fayetleville capital. By JOE MCGOWAN ,IR. SHILLONG, India (AP) Indian army columns pushed; Aijal, headquarters town for (he Massachusetts-size district that extends down between East Pakistan and Burma. Their ob- jectives were Champhai, near gleh, to the south. The spokesman said rebels Favettcvill who had been attacking Dawm- gawn. near Aijal. "have been dispersed and casualties have been inflicted." Aijal was also overrun but was recaptured. "Casualties on our side have been very he said, police think five "Since the Mizo nil neks have Dec. 31. Bean, who presided over most of the controversial cases in- volving Gene Wirges of MorrU- ton, sat in his chambers today, thinking of the future. Bean, 73, said, "The circuit judge's job is work. You've got wiiu JillVI.Til" tint nt v, ...............---.I menls concerning practical con- burglaries which netted at night, it is difficult to something going on all the time. sequences of the measures thatiabout lnsl "ight afe what their casualties have a heavy case load it proposes to take, and of the! Chief llollis Spencer said four arrangements for common aivof the break-ins which occurred lions that should be foreseen in'in a block-long area of llwy. 71 case of Bourges said. I north and Hint an allempt lo He recalled De Gaulle's 'he huge safe at Kelly Monday to President Johnson tllers Lumber Co. on West Dick- been hut we presumed wore very heavy." Newsmen are prohibited from entering the Mizo district. Tlie spokesman denied one published report that an nir they right now. "My health Is he said, "but you are entitled to a fun sometime." Bean said he may eventual- and disclosed that similar let- son Slrccl were probably piano was hit by get back into law practice, ers would be sent today to lllc sarne persons, er Allied chiefs of government Police aren't sure I fire while strafing a rebel posi- 'lion. which he did before serving two years as chancery judge and who are principally intercsled, trance was gained to the Dick-1 Newsmen wore asked not h assuming the circuit posilion three years ago. presumably Britain, Canada and son Vest Germany. isaid .1 u do u iu 1 1 it uvi Streel business. Spentvr j use (he terms "revolt" and 'T thieves may have come jn 'hellion" and instead to call tl Earlier the U.S. ambassador iaml lcfl a (rap door. I Mizos misquided or lawless ele- o NATO. Ilarlan Cleveland (old 'Employes could find no money 'incuts. The government l is merchandise missing. leaflets which arc to NATO members iaulle's demand for French burglars used tools taken from of U.S. troops display. Spencer s Jnitcd Stales but the entire iancc. Akin Voices Cautious Support Of LBJ WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate's senior Republican said today President Johnson's ef- forts to avoid escalation of (he Viet Nam war have led critical senators to give him "more sup- port tlinn we did some lime ngo." Sen. George Alken, R-VI., said in an Interview he wnnlcd to give Johnson credit for his attempts to avoid any reckless expansion of the war. Aiken wns among those who Joined with Semite Institute. Leader Mike Mansfield last January ir warning of the dan- gers of a massive Southeast Asian war. "I think wo are giving the President more support than we did some time ho .said. "He seems to be keeping our military efforts within boiimis." Johnson got some supiwrt Tuesday plus a won' of can- lion from an expert on China, A. Doak Ilarnoll, acting director of Columbia University's East Barnctt told the Senate For- eign Relalions Committee that the United Stales should conlin- 110 to fight Communist subver- sion and insurrection and stand on Us pledge lo defend Formo- sa, capital of the Nationalist Chinese govornmciii. In Viet Nam, Darnell advo- calcd "continued military and political nctlon." On the oUicr hand, Bnrncll said, "we not only should not should "It would bo a dangerous er- ror to conclude that Communist China would not risk major war if it gonuinoly foil that its vital [lions, along Nationalist "I'll just play with a hobby for he said. "I've got dropped over Mizo territory lilllc farm ncar Clarksville Ihc tribesmen to aban- and ]'m going to enjoy it, The largest cash loss occurred lhcir uprising. j planting n garden and things of Vic-Mon Drive-in, where Special broadcasts a'so nature." at tin a thief scooped ?50 in change from a cash drawer after smash- ing a glass door lo onlor the being beamed al the Mizos by All-India Radio, the government network. building. The disclosed that The same melhod was used to one platoon of (lie Assam Kiflos which set out from Dc.magiri for Lungloh apparently was ani- gain entry to the Advance Kloi Co. two doors south of the drive- China. The United Stnto.s also sliould exchange diplomatic rosenlalivos with Red China, he interests were ho s' lold the oommitloe which opened ils hearings on Red Chi- na Tuesday. Rarnrll suggested that the United States should acknowl- edge Iho Communist regime as the government of mainland China and support Hod China's "I strongly ho lold the committee, "Hint the time hiis come even though the United Stales is now engaged in a hlltcr struggle In Viet Nam for our government lo alter its policy toward Communist China and adopt a policy of contain-. cscaliitc" in Viet Nam, "buljjidinissutii to (ho United Na- muni but not isolation." There, Spencer said, Ibo sofl drink machine ruin Ixix wa< smashed and about taken A bill was taken from among several checks in a cash The manager of Arkansas Rest Freight- a stone's throw from the floor covering firm- told police his building had boon 'nierod and the office door smashed, but said thieves up. Berryville Is First Runnerup In Contest LITTLE ROCK-Bcrryville in bushed ami may have been Carroll County was first runner out. up in the Arkansas Community Honoris reaching ShilloiiR, Development Contest held last Assam's capital, said about 50 year. Winners were announced men woro in the platoon and the survivors surrendered to the Mixes. Communication with Lunfllch was lost shortly lifter thr Mizos revolted thu night of Feb. 28. The tribesmen, a Mongol-origin people of high Intellect nnd Dhysical ability, want their parcnlly found 110 money. (independent stale. today nt a luncheon it the Mar- ion Hotel in Little Rock. Dcrryvillo was competing In the special projects contest which was won by North Little Rock. Community leaders from Hit competing cities md offlclih from throughout (he Hate were guests at loduy's luncheon,   

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