Issue date: Wednesday, September 21, 1966
Pages available: 69
Publication name: Northwest Arkansas Times
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Northwest Arkansas Times (Newspaper) - September 21, 1966, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Thui In of Ruwbacklandl 107th YEAR-NUMBER 85 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper Aitocjolad Pnu Unnd Wire end Wirephoto FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1966 AP, King and NEA tOCAl FORECAST- 7 Continued fair today; increase ing cloudiness Thursday; baro- meter 30.00 steady; winds N at 10-12; sunrise Thursday sunset High Low- Expected today 77-79 53 Yesterday 36 PAGES-FIVE ClNTf President Denies Indicating Tax Boost Ahead' WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Johnson said today that "No, I haven't indicated that" a tax increase may be coming to help bring government in- come and outgo into balance. Yet Johnson repeated more or less what he had said Tuesday that gave rise to speculation that a boost might tie in the off- ing. He told a news "briefing" in the White House Cabinet room that when all appropriations bills have been passed by Con- gress, an effort will be made to see how they can be adjusted. "Then we'll calculate our rev- enues, then we'll do our best to bring our revenues in line with our he said. Since nobody sees any real chance that revenues and spending can be balanced with- out a tax increase, this ap- peared to leave the way open for Johnson to ask for one later on. But any such request before the Nov. 8 election has been considered unlikely. Johnson said there is enough money to ran the Viet Nam war through June of 1967 under present appropriations. He said day-by-day estimates are being made on future esti- mated costs. "We hope to make fhe best estimates we can as to what additional monies we will need and so inform the Johnson said. Johnson said !ie would not comment on the House Republi- can charge that he has not "lev- eled" with the American people about the war in Viet Nam and its future escalation. "f don't think we would serve the nation or the world by de- bating statements of that he said. To a question whether he thought the budget could be bal- anced for 1967 the present fiscal year the President re- that an answer would be 'sheer speculation that would liave little value." On other subjects Johnson said: Viet Nam Asked (or h i s assessments on the war, John- son said he did not think he could add much to what was already known, and that any- thing he said might be held against him. He said the United Stales is pleased with the successes of ils cus: 'ighling men in Viet Nam. "We have definite plans thai we be- lieve will be achieved, but just to precisely say what day these plans will be achieved is a very difficult thing in war and I don't think any commander in chief has ever been able lo do that." He said the United Slates would rather talk peace than pursue the war, but could not as long as the aggressors contin ue fighting and refuse to dis- ;s peace. He said the United Stales is very anxious to pursue any pro- posal for peace talks with the North Vietnamese, but had no indications of any such proposal from the Communists. Johnson said he had noticed no change of attitude on the part of the Soviet Union toward the war in Viet Nam. He said he thought the Soviets wouldlike to see a negotiated settlement of the war "rather than what is happening." U. N. Delegates Hear Philippine President Marcos To Ask Peace Talks UNfTED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos was ex- pected to call for a negotiated peace in Viet Nam in a speech today to the U.N. General As- sembly. "I have always said the U.N. should intervene in the war in Viet Nam to bring about a dia- Marcos told newsmen at a reception. He added, however, that he would only "refer to it in pass- ing" in his assembly speech and would propose nothing specific. Marcos said the Philippines, Malaysa and Thailand are still trying to promote an Asian con- ference to encourage negotia- tions although North Viet Nam, the Viet Cong and Communist China have rejected the pro- posal. Foreign Minister Thanat Kho- man of Thailand told newsmen support for such a conference is growing. He said there are "in- dications that the Communists are beginning to think again and are beginning to realize that they can't afford to disre- gard Asian public opinion. Although the war in Viet Nam is not on the agenda for the as- sembly's 21st session, it was the Wirephoto SLAYING SUSPECT police sketch may be that oj killer Lead Turns Up In Slaying Of Valerie Percy KENILWORTH, HI. (AP) Authorities investigating the slaying of Valerie Percy dis- closed today a possible lead vol- unteered by a Chieaga cab driv- er. Police said the driver, Leo Yancey, 44, told them a fare in his cab Sunday morning resem bled a man in a published pic ture of a suspect sought for an attack on a young woman in Evanston. The man in the pic ture also is regarded fay author ities as a possible suspect in the Percy case. Valerie, 21, daughter of Re- publican leader Charles H. Per cy, was found stabbed and beat en to death in the bedroom o the family home in Kenilworth Sunday morning. Evanston, like Kenilworth, is a North Shon suburb of Chicago. Yancey told police he drovi the man to Glencoe, also a North Shore suburb. Details o the cab driver's statemen! along with his name and ac dress, were sent to Capt. Mau- rice Higgins, head of the state' attorney's corps of ors. Kenilworth police, who ar coordinating the murder inves tigation, planned to drag Lak Michigan near the Percy horn today to find possible clues WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. .W. Fulbright apparently will ot be able to throw the lime- ght of public hearings on the merican buildup in Thailand s he had hoped. He is running into reluctance ot only from the administfa- ion but from some members of Other Senators Stand In Way Of Fulbright's Thailand Probe f State William P. Bundy Tues- ay on the Thailand situation. Members said afterward they earned little from Bundy at the losed session that they hadn' already read in the newspapers Fulbright, an Arkansas Dem crat, said the administration fficial's reluctance to discuss Foreign Relations whose Viet Nam is Senate Committee, and China hearings were the orum for much of the foreign debate in the Senate this rear. Two committee members, lens. Karl E. Mundt, R-S.D., md John J. Sparkman, D-Ala., aid they believed a majority of he committee did not want pub- ic hearings on American opera- ions in Thailand, where the Jnited States is building bases and has stationed some servicemen. "I think a ammittee feels that in the mid- dle of a war you don't have learings on a country associat- ed with you in a said Mundt. Mundt and Sparkman gave their views after the committee questioned Assistant Secretary the Thai operations in u due to tte Thailand govern ltuabtm ln Southeast Asla ment's desire to keep them an fficial secret majority of the Ford Boosts Price On New Automobile DETROIT (AP) Car buyers will dig deeper into their pock- itbooks when they buy a 1967 model. Ford Motor Co. set the pat :ern Tuesday when it became the first U.S. auto firm to lisl new prices. General Motors, Chrysler anc American Motors were expeetee lo follow suit. The size of the price increase depended on your viewpoint. Ford's official release said the increases averaged or abou 1 per cent for the entire Fort line. A comparison of price tags on 1966 and 1967 Ford Motor Co products without regard for any factor but money showed the increase averaged or aboul 4 per cent. Surveyor 2 Out Of Control After Rocket Fails To Fire PASADENA, Calif. (AP) The apparent failure of a small rocket motor aboard America's Surveyor 2 spacecraft caused the three- legged lunar photog- rapher to tumble uncontrolled in space, scientists said today. The tumbling, at a rate of about one revolution per second, casts doubt on the chances for a successful mission, they said, unless the craft can be stabil- ized. Two attempts at correcting the tumbling by firing a three small vernier rockets fo two seconds failed, they saic when the No. 3 rocket didn't fir again. Al Hibbs, staff scientist at th Jet Propulsion Laboratory, sail the failure of the No. 3 rocke engine was the apparent cause of the tumbling, which bega when the rockets were fired fo the mid-course maneuver. "Consequently, engines on and gave quite a tippin said Hibbs. No. 1 topic in speeches at the opening of the session Tuesday. Italian Foreign Minister Am- nlore Fanfani, opening the ses- sion as president of the 1965 as- sembly, expressed hope thai aefore the assembly ends in De cember "clear signs of peace may ajfpear, paving the way to negotiations for a solution hon orable for all, which will enable the Vietnamese people to live free and independent, in peac< and prosperity." Though the United Nations a: such cannot exert a direct in fluence for a settlement, Fan fani said, "no country and n individual participating in fh activities of t h e United Nation forebear to help in th search for an attainment o peaceful solutions." Afghanistan's ambassador the United Nations, Abdul Rah man Pazhwak, carried on th theme after he was electe president of the new assembly Pazhwak said though "th Zoning Issue Is Reopened By Directors A hotly contested proposal to hange the zoning of a large l of property at the corner f Wedington Drive and Garland Avenue was back in the hands f the Fayetteville Planning Commission today. At the request of properly nvner J. V. Wilson, the Board if Directors voted Monday to ask the commission to deter- mine if a multi-family residen- ial (R-3) is desirable for the iroperty. Mayor Don Trumbo Jr. and Director Joe McFerran opposed he move because they felt it was a violation of the board's agreement with the 40-plus resi- dents who two weeks ago op- rezoning the property rom single family residential !R-1) to neighborhood commer- cial Trumbo and McFerran said :he board implied that it would :ake no action on Wilson's re- quest until after the city's planned long range land use study has been completed. Director Arnold Christie anc [he others disagreed. They sale the board only promised to notify the people in the area be- Fore it takes action on the re quest. They did not feel sending it back to the Planning Com mission for the study would be a violation of that promise. Included in the motion by Di rector Dr. Garland Melton Jr was a provision that the people of the area be notified that Wil- son's request for R-3 zoning in stead of C-l is.going to be con sidered by the commission. The board also: Approved the request o Campbell Soup Co. on the clos ing of Spring Street from Gregg west. The action was taken af ter a public hearing, during which the petition was not op- posed. Rejected the only bid re ceived on the relocation of water and sewer lines line for the Hwy. 16 bypass. City Manage; Gerald Fox said the bid wa much higher than the estimati for the work and recommendet (CONTINUED ON PAGE EIGHT) among the issues "not wilhi he zone of this organization, (h clouds of such conflicts ar to hang heavily upon thi assembly." He suggested that "respons: ble leaders of all nations leav heir doors open" to peace. Guyana, which got its inde- pendence from Britain May 26 vas admitted to the United Na ions by acclamation. Thi raised the membership to Hi vith a further increase to 12 expected before the sessio ends. Vice President Hubert H Humphrey attended the opening meeting with Secretary of State Dean Rusk and fold reporters later they were there to show 'our active support of the Unit- ed Nations." Humphrey talked privately for more than half an hour with U.N. Secretary-General U Thant. He said he urged Thant 'a take a second term but got no evidence that Thant would re- verse his announced decision to retire at the end of the assem- bly. Soviet Foreign Minister An- drei A. Gromyko also had a half- hour talk with Thant. 'GOSH, WHAT'S Julianne Hull, 7, and a nine-day old burro ex-, hibit cautious curiosity in a meeting at Frank Suttle's Lakeview Heights north of Fayetteville. Julianne, a second grader at St. Joseph's School, lives with her great grandmother, Mrs. Adelaide Hull, 426 E. Prospect St. (TIMESfotoby Ken Good) 4-Day Fight Ends As Marines Seize Village SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) U.S. Marines today captured a fortified village just south of the demilitarized zone from North Vietnamese regu- lars who for more than four days defied hard ground and air attacks, a U.S. spokesman an- nounced. Flame-throwing tanks were called in Tuesday lo help Lealh- Population Rising WASHINGTON (AP) The Census Bureau estimated Ar- kansas' population Tuesday al a gain of over the 1965 estimate. The bureau listed the 196i estimate at as of July 1, 1965. The estimate reflected a gain of about since 1960 when the official census showed a population of The state has experienced a steady gain during the last five years. U. A. Enrollment Near Mark Some students had en- rolled for the fall semester at fhe University of Arkansas as of 5 p.m. Tuesday. Officials predict the enroll- ment will exceed the mark by the time formal regis- tration closes in two weeks. This marks an increase of more than students from the previous record set last year. The increased enrollment does not reflect an increase in fresh man registration as it did last year, according to Carter Short, registrar. University policies now re quire an incoming freshman from out of state to be in the upper half of his graduating class and all entering freshmen to have a "C" average. Short attributed some of the increase in total enrollment lo the fact that young men may be attending college to defer draft eligibility and that veter- ans are using their G. I. educa- tional benefits. erneck riflemen, artillery and jets blast the North Vietnamese in Gia Binh, only 300 yards south of the zone. No other details were immedi- ately available in Saigon of the capture of the village. As the Marines took Gia Binh, U.S. B52 bombers and Phantom jets relurncd to the demilitar- ized zone and pounded Red posi- tions inside and below the area. The eight-engine bombers from Guam unloaded tons of explosives about a mile below the zone and near the area of fighting between the Marines and North Viet Nam's 324B Di- vision. The F4C Phantoms ham- mered at three Communist stor- age areas inside the six-mile- wide zone. Pilots reported set- ting two areas ablaze and wrecking buildings in the third. Navy plants attacked a cam- ouflaged North Vietnamese tor- pedo boat with 500-pound bombs and rockets off Tues- day. Pilots said they split the craft apart and set it aflame. The boat sank 52 miles north- cast of North Viet Nam's major port. The U.S. command announced the loss of one plane over North Viet Nam and one in the South. tn the North, a Navy F4B Phantom from the carrier Coral Sea, was shot down late Monda and the pilot was missing, was the 368th plane lost over th north. In the South, a Marine A4 Skj hawk caught fire and crashed miles southwest of Da Nan Tuesday while flying a comba mission. Its pilot was alse listec as missing. ARKANSAS WEATHER ARKANSAS Fair and con- tinued cool through Thursday. Low tonight 46-56. High Thurs- day mostly in the 70s. Senate To Vole On Prayer Issue WASHINGTON (AP) Th Senate votes today on si tern live .proposals dealing with th Supreme Court's school praye decisions. Under a proposed con slit tional amendment sponsored b Republican Leader Everett Dirk sen, public schools cou provide for and permit voliui tary prayer by students. Sen. Birch Bayh, D-fnd., h; offered a substitute sense-of-th Congress resolution saying s lent voluntary prayer and me< itation should not be exclud from the schools. It would hav no legal effect. Bayh's resolution, to be vote on first, requires majority a proval for adoption. The constitutional amendme would be submitted to the stat for ratification if approved by two-thirds majority each in tl Senate and House. Dirksen called Bayh's resol tion "a strange and intriguin composition of nothing at al and predicted its rejectio Ceiling Set On Interest Rates WASHINGTON (AP) Three federal regulatory agencies act- ed swiftly today to stem the rise in interest rates. The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Deposit Insur- ance Corp. clamped a 5 per cent ceiling on the interest that banks under their jurisdiction can pay on deposits of less than The Federal Home Loan Bank Board set a sliding scale of ceil- ing ranging 4.75 per cent to 5.25 per cent on interest that can be paid on deposits at savings and loan associations. The three agencies acted within hours after President Johnson signed into law a bill broadening their powers to reg- ulate interest rales. Johnson called the legislation "a new weapon to preserve the strength of our economy." The previous ceiling on time deposits in denominations of less than has been per cent. It was set last Decem- ber. The maximum rate on time deposits in denominations of per cent and af 4 per cenl'may not be renewed at rates for regular savings deposits. The reduction in the ceilings o; time deposits of less than should help to moderate upward pressures in the savings market and contribute lo order- ly conditions in (he financial markels and to better economic balance, the F.D.I.C. said. The reduction in maximum rates on time deposits of less than in denominations does not affect interest paid on certificates of deposit and other time deposits already out- [s m ucj iuj imm uvi vi iiiiii; o" vouj uui-. than remains atistanding, but these conlractsjper cent. excess of the new ceiling. The F.D.I.C. also placed a per cent ceiling on the rat' that can be paid by mutual sa ings banks on any size amoun It is the first time the agenc has regulated rates on such i sti tut ions. Also acting with dispatch, tl Federal Home Loan Boar which regulates the savings an loan industry, announced a sli ing scale of interest rate ce ings ranging from 4.75 to 5. President said as happy that Pope Paul VI is taken an interest in seeking eace in Viet Nam. "I will supf- ort him in any move he wiU ake." West Germany Johnson saiif e has no fear that West Ger- any is going to get "a finger n Ihe nuclear trigger." He sawl does not expect any recment of that nature as a esult of his coming conferences' ith West German ChancellSf udwig Erhard. Latin are being formulated for a Lai- i-American summit confer- nee. '_ Nicholas (atzenbach will resign as at orney general to fill the vacan- y in the State Department of "ndersecretary George W. Ball, ho resigned Tuesday. Asked if it is a promotion or Katzenbach, he said, "Mr.