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Northwest Arkansas Times (Newspaper) - September 24, 1966, Fayetteville, Arkansas ipringdale 27 Siloam Spgs. 20 Rogers 31 Pea Ridge 7 Pr. Grove 13 Harrison 7 Greenland 20 LR Hall 14 ipringiteld 0 Benionville 6 Hunlsville 6 Gravelle 7 West Fork 0 Van Buren 6 Gentry 0 North LR 6 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper 107th YEAR-NUMBER 88 Associated Press leased Wire and Wirepheto FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1966 LBJ's Figures Disputed AP, King and NEA Features LOCAL FORECAST- Continued fair and mild today and Sunday; barometer 30.00 steady; winds NE at 12-15 mph; sunrise Sunday sunset sunset High Low Expected today 83 47 Yesterday 82 46 12 PAGES-FIVE CENTS War Costs Far Exceed Estimate, Senators Say WASHINGTON (AP) Sena- tors who work on money bills described as conservative today an estimate attributed to Presi- dent Johnson of a billion in- crease in Viet Nam war spend- ing. Gov. William W. Scranton of Pennsylvania, one of seven gov- ernors who conferred with the President Friday on spending problems, reported that he spoke of the war expenditures rising at least billion "over this present year." But Sen. Allen J. ELlender, D- La., a veteran Appropriations Committee member, told a re- porter, "I think the cost of the war is increasing much more than billion on an annual basis." U. S. Refuses To Give Up Peace Drive UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) The United States re- fused today to give up on its latest peace proposals to North Viet Nam despite Hanoi's asser- tion ttiat they were a hypocri- tical coverup for military esca- lation. U.S. Ambassador Arthur 3. Goldberg, who made the propos- als in the U.N. General Assem- bly Thursday, told reporters he did not consider Hanoi's reac- tion "to be a considered reply. It is public propaganda." Secretary of State Dean Rusk, meanwhile, was to. have a chance to follow up the pro- propesals privately at a dinner tonight given by Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko. The talks between the two start- ed Thursday when Gromyko was Rusk's dinner guest. Neither side would say what they meant to discuss, but their subjects seemed likely to in- clude Viet Nam, European secu- rity, disarmament, prevention of the spread of nuclear weap- ons and a treaty for peaceful exploration of outer space. The meeting was to be the (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWELVE) FEDERAL AID FOR PARKS LITTLE ROCK (AP) The federal government has ap- proved a Neighbor- hood Youth Corps project for the state parks, the state Publicity and Parks Commis- sion was told Friday. Sens. J. William Fulbright and John L. McClellan, Demo- crats from Arkansas, said the money will provide work for 80 young persons at eight state parks. Heaviest Bombers Again Strike Into North Viet Nam SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) Waves of U.S. B52 bombers raided North Viet Nam today for the third time in four days. The huge bombers, flying above the weather, struck again in the southern end of Nortl Viet Nam just a few miles north of the demilitarized zone. The bombers hit Com munis infiltration routes, truck parks and storage depots. Smaller U.S. tactical bombers gave the one e-demilitarize< zone between North and Soutl Viet Nam a going over, pound ing seven North Vietnamese storage areas in the zone. In South Viet Nam, ground fighting was small and scat tered. The crack South Korean Tige: Division ended a six-month-oli operation and promptly launched a new one. Simullane ously, Australian troops termi nated their current operation and the U.S. command an nounced that the recently ar rived 196th Light Infantry wa in action for the first time. The U.S. command said th total number of U.S. planes los over North Viet Nam, as of Fri day, was 385. The B52 raids today inarke the fifth time in the war that th eight-engine intercontinenta bombers have raided North Vie Nam. Two of these raids wer made last April against the M Gia Pass and the other thrc were made Within the last fou days. And Sen. John Stennis, D- tfiss., Appropriations Commit- tee member and chairman of ;he Preparedness subcommit- :ee, said he believed the war :ost now was running at a billion a month level. Still another Appropriations committeeman, Sen. Clifford P. "ase, R-N.J., estimated cost ol he war at billion to bil- ion a year. In a television inter- view recorded for broadcast over WNDT-TV iu New York City, Case said the President was neither telling the public what the conflict is costing nor announcing an adequate plan 'or financing it. The estimates of Stennis and ?ase are far more than the billion which the Pentagon list- Join! Chiefs Of Criminal World Held NEW YORK (AP) Thirteen :osa Nostra figures, warned not o stray far after their release n bail, have the veekend to decide what they vill tell a grand jury delving nto their crime syndicate activ- ties. The 13, representing Mafia :ontrol points around the coun- ry, are to be questioned by a Jueens County panel Monday on he current distribution of syn- licate power and changes with- n its hierarchy. The grand jury heard two wit- nesses Friday, one of them the owner of the Forest Hills Jueens, restaurant where police "ound the Mafiosi meeting Thursday at a steak and lasag- na banquet table. The identity of the second witness was no disclosed. Chief Inspector Sanford Gare ik, who directed the raid, said (Continued On Page Twelve) ed as the cost in the budget submitted to Congress last Jan- uary for the present fiscal year Stennis said he believed the President would have to submi supplemental money bill for :he war in January "at least as large as the one which he senl up last January." That earlier supplementa tolaled billion. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNa mara said this week it is too early to estimate the size of (lie supplemental request. Scranton said Johnson "talket in terms" of a billion in crease in Viet Nam spending when he met with the seven governors four Democrat and three Republicans to dis cuss his hopes for a cutback o at least billion in governmen spending in an effort to eas inflationary pressures. Many of these programs in volve federal aid for construe lion projects which the state: plan and carry out, such a; highway building. The President said he askcc the governors for no commit ments and that none were gh en. He said he told the governor "they will be getting less fund than they normally could b expecting in grants-in-aid to th states" and that he asked th executives to evaluate thei plans and "be as helpful as pos sible." Talking to reporters after th meeting, the governors wer cautious in making any est mates as to how much thei state programs might be slowei up. by Ken Good PRIVATE AMBULANCE IN ACTION ON FAYETTEVILLE'S CROWDED STREETS after Sept. 30 funeral homes mil abandon emergency seruice.leav'mg a vacuum that no one is quite certain how to jill Ambulance Pact Eludes City, Operators By TOM KEITH (TIMES Staff Writer) Fayelleville city officials and two local men arc still hunting today an area of agreement on the operation of a proposed pri- vate, ambulance service. Director Arnold Christie, City Manager Gerald Fox and City Attorney Hugh Kincaid dis- cussed the proposal yesterday afternoon with Joe Bailey and Tom Cornwcll. The third repre- sentative of the proposed ser- vice, Jamie Coleman, was out of town. After the meeting, Fox said the city is still proceeding on the basis that it will have to begin operation of the ambu- lance service on Oct. 1. Fayettc- ville funeral homes plan to cease providing ambulance ser- vice on Friday, Sept. 30. However, it was emphasized that discussions on the opera- tion of a private ambulance ser- Congo Mob Sacks Portuguese Embassy KINSHASA, the Congo A Fcreaming mob of Africans sacked and burned the Portu- guese Embassy today and man- handled its chief diplomat and two other Portuguese. The government radio said the mcb, of about 200, was made up of Angolans, exiles from the neighboring Portuguese colony of Angola. Lt. Col. Bangala, the Kinsha- sa military governor, said the injured Portuguese were taken ARKANSAS WEATHER ARKANSAS Fair and not much change in temperatures through Sunday. Highs today in the 80s. Lows tonight 46-58. FLOODS HIT Vietnamese civilians move through flooded streets of Mekong Delta town near Cambodian border where flood waters left thousands homeless, destroyed vital crops. (AP Wirephoto) to a hospital and discharged after treatment. In Lisbon, Purtuguese offi- cials condemned the attack on the embassy as a brutal and savage act. They contended it probably had the blessing of the Congolese government. Portugal has accused the Con- go of harboring Angolan rebels and relations have been cool. Portuguese troops have been fighting rebels in parts of An- gola for years. The Portuguese Embassy is next door to the U.S. Embassy which was not bothered. Most of the rioters fled as Congolese police converged on the burning three-story build- ing. New Assault Ship Police carrying sub-machine ,.p. guns held back a crowd of about! WASHINGTON (AP) persons who jammed the Navy plans lo develop a tree-shaded street which passesamphibious assault ship Ihe embassies in Kinshasa, sisned to carry several transport national army troops and Ka- tangese mutineers resumed Fri- day. An estimated Katangan- ese soldiers took control of Kisangani in a July 23 mutiny. They have control of the right bank of the city with the excep- tion of the post office, radio and bank which were neutralized by French- and Spanish-speaking mercenaries. Tl'.e Congolese national army holt's the left bank. Fighting resumed Friday in Kisangani three days after Bel- gium withdrew the remaining military technical assistance stationed here. The new de- vice are still open and consid- eration be given to any formerly Leopoldvillc. workable proposal. "It's still Christie said after the meeting. "We are hunting an area we can get to- gether Fox said there is still some area of possible agreement on the operation of the ambulance service on a non subsidized basis. He did not sound optimis tic, however. Christie said he was definitely opposed to subsidizing a private firm, but Iliat the city should lake on the operation of the ser- vice only as a last resort. Asked if they had reached any area of possible agreement with the city, Cornwall replied "no- thing concrete." He and Bailey would not comment further. Christie, Fox and Kincaid were appointed by the board of directors to handle the city's negotiation on the private am- bulance service after hearing a request for a subsidy. Bailey, Cornwcll and Coleman sebk an additional sub- sidy from Springdale. Both Fayetteville and Spring- dale city officials were of the opinior that the subsidy request was too high. Fox recommended a city operation rather than pay the subsidy. Christie said another meeting with Cornwcll and Bailey has been tentatively scheduled for helicopters and hundreds next week. The board of The mob started by rushing I troops for air and ground as-] are expected to for- jmally decide on city operation declined of f'e ambulance service at a Then they broke througn Friday to estimate Ihe cost of j special meeting Wednesday or the building and tossing gaso-'saull missions. line over a small Portuguese: jjavy spokesman The city's basic proposal for operating the service calls for a. with the operation a.division of the fire department. An annual loss of or more is heavy iron doors stormed the upper floors the new craft but he said it [Thursday. would be capable of carrying Portuguese official rescued: significantly more helicopters the flag but had to use it as a troops than the relalively sack for valuable documents. inew 537 LDP's (Land- The Congolese government ing Personnel and has claimed Portugal permitsj wrijci, carry C0pters and mercenary bases to operate marines, the neighboring Portuguese ter- ritory of Angola in support of a new bid for power by ex-Pre- mier Moise Tshombe. Radio Kinshasa broadcast an editorial today accusing Portu- If the city establishes !he ser- vice, it should be operated as a service, and not a revenue pro- ducing agency. Christie said. He added, however, that the ser- vice should not be operated at Police Redouble Efforf To Solve Percy Slaying KENILWORTH, 111. (AP) Efforts to come up with a solid lead in the murder of Valerie Percy intensified today as Police Chief Robert Daley asked for more investigators to help check out the many tips pouring into his office. Fingerprints found in the Per- cy home, a bayonet termed by Daley as the "possible'' mur- der weapon and the results of a lie.detector test were being studied by the Chicago Crime Laboratory. Earlier, a Chicago police crime laboratory technician produced no physical evidence linking the bayonet to the crime. However, Capt. Daniel Dra- gel, head of the crime labora- tory which is working with Ken- ilworth police and other agen- cies -said that he expected that examination of all physical evi- dence in the case would be com- pleted by Wednesday. He said a complete report would be issued by the laboratory at that time. "I'm going to ask for help from a great number of Daley said Friday nighl at a news conference. "We're calling in more help so we can cut down the hours of the men in the field." gal of crimes against the Congo among others that Ihe Portu- guese charge d'affaires in Lub- umbashi (Elisabethville) w a s beh'nd the recent attempt on Ihe life of Holder) Robert, head of the Angolan revolutionary government in exile. The attack took place in Zambia. Angolans and Congolese of the lower Congo region are of the same general ethic group. The military situation in Kisangani Icvvilie formerly Stan- remained tense. Communications were cut be- HUAC Abandons Efforf lo Restrict Klansmen WASHINGTON House Committee on Un-Ameri- can Activities apparently has abandoned, at least for this ses- sion, a b i 11 stemming from its six-month investigation into al- leged Ku Klux Klan terrorism. Disagreement among commit- tee members over the broad- ranging measure's constitulion- ality is the chief reason for the committee's failure to act so far on the bill. Some members also contend that hearings on the legislation, during which most witnesses While there is some talk among staff members of com- mittee aclion. member? consid- er it extremely unlikely. The legislation, titled the "Or- ganizational Conspiracies Act of was directed generally at clandestine organizations which engage in criminal conspiracies. eating force to deprive persons of their rights. Some committee members singled out the last provision for criticism, arguing it violates First Amendment rights of free- dom of speech. The committee held three Among the outlawed actsjdays of were killing, kidnaping or as- This was saulting persons in interstate commerce; use of interstate commerce facilities to commit crimes or promote them; misappropriation of organiza- assailed it, were loo brief andltional assets: use of radios or twcen Kinshasa and Kisangani'inconclusive to support a favor-'telephones to commit or conceal shortly after fighting betweenjable committee report. offenses; and teaching or legislative hearings. in contrast with the months of investigative hear- ings in which numerous drag- ons, wizards, kladds and kludds were confronted with charges that they had engaged in var- ious violent Klan activities. Most declined to answer ques-
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