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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - December 21, 1970, Blytheville, Arkansas American legion Dud Cason Post 24 sponsored its annual show at the Ritz theatre saturday with Price of admission set at at least one can of food with the food collected going to the legion s Good Fellows drive for the needy. These and scores of other youngsters were on hand by 9 30 . Seeking admission to the special features presented by the theatre management. Courier news photo Russia willing to give Egypt More Aid. Arms by the associated press the soviet Union said today it is prepared to expand military and economic Aid to Egypt. A Kremlin communique said the pledge was made to vice president a Sabry and other egyptian visitors at a meeting in Moscow. Sabry met in the Kremlin with communist party chief Leonid i. Brezhnev Premier Alexei n. Kosygin and president Nikolai v. Podgomy. Another round of talks was set for tuesday. The egyptians arrived in Moscow on sunday. Tass reporting the arrival of egyptians for an eight Day visit said the soviet government had pledged a to give All round support to the . In its struggle against israeli imperialist the soviet news Agency also reported that a senior communist party emissary in Cairo had a a reaffirmed the soviet Union s steady resolve a to Back the egyptians. This tended to confirm predictions by diplomatic sources in Moscow that Sabry and his delegation will get pretty much what they want. Informants in the soviet capital said the egyptians and the russians would also discuss joint diplomatic action to Cope with the possibility of israelis returning to the . Peace talks that have been dormant since september. . Mediator v. Jarring is to report to the Security Council Jan. 5 on the prospects for his Mission to negotiate a Middle East peace settlement and Arab diplomats in Moscow say they expect is Rael to rejoin the end of january. Israel left the talks after accusing Egypt of violating the cease fire by moving soviet antiaircraft missiles closer to the Suez canal. The israeli Cabinet met in Jerusalem sunday and once again postponed its decision to return to the talks. An announcement said Only that a a political discussion commenced and will continue at the next Cabinet the israeli government has indicated willingness to rejoin the talks but is seeking certain . Military and political commitments before it does. Arab saboteurs fired two rockets into a residential Section of Jerusalem sunday and one exploded harmlessly in a vacant will staff minutes reveal ., Britain considered German Aid against Russia news Blytheville Arkansas vol. 71 no. 190 #10 cents 20 pages 72315 monday december 21, 1970 4 wrecks injure 7dec. 21 lot near an unfinished building that will become the residence of president Zalman Khazar. The second damaged a doctor s Home 500 Yards away but no one was Hurt. Delegations from the Vatican and the supreme Council of islamic affairs of Cairo met at Vatican City and issued a communique calling for a the re establishment of a just and honorable peace in the Middle the three Day meeting was the first Between the two Church groups. They agreed to make All possible efforts to increase Good relations Between roman catholics and moslem and to consult each other regularly on Catholic moslem relations a on a social cultural and spiritual three persons died this morning in a House fire near Bassett the Mississippi county sheriff s department reported today. Killed in the Blaze were two children Patricia Ann Watkins 7, Lewis Watkins la and a Man tentatively identified As Isaiah Bell age unknown. A fourth occupant of the Home Mary Lou Bedford was hospitalized in Memphis in serious condition from Burns received in the fire the sheriff s office said. Firemen from Osceola responded to the alarm about 8 30 ., but authorities say the residence was totally destroyed by the flames. Deputies Willie Jones Cliff Cannon and Milton Pope Are conducting an investigation into the cause of the fire which had not been determined this morning authorities said. Less than six hours after two trusts at Cummins prison farm escaped from the penal institution yesterday they were apprehended and returned to custody according to prison officials. One of the escapees was identified at Nathaniel Cannon of West Memphis who was serving a 21-year sentence on a burglary conviction from Mississippi county. Authorities said the other prisoner is Ernest Johnson of Little Rock. He was serving nine years for convictions of second degree murder and larceny from Pulaski and Lincoln counties. Both were captured on a farm near the prison around noon yesterday. Motorists continue to throng to Blytheville ? Mimosa Lane one Block East of North sixth to View the City s most decorated Cluster of Homes and Yards. Each year the Mimosa Lane displays attract thousands of persons during the Holiday season. Making ready for the anticipated Rush of Holiday traffic this weekend col. Ralph Scott Arkansas state police Asp director announced today that troopers will spot Check vehicles on major highways and set up Road blocks on Many secondary roads in Roundup Page drizzle and fog occasional drizzle and fog with Chance of showers and slowly rising temperatures today. Considerable cloudiness and mild tonight and tues. Highs today mostly in the upper 50s, lows tonight in Low 40s, highs tue mostly in upper 50s to Low 60s. Winds mostly southerly to to 15 mph today diminishing to 5 to 12 mph tonight. Probability of measurable precipitation 50 percent today. Seven persons were injured in four separate accidents Over the weekend in the Boot Heel. Mississippi county and Blytheville according to authorities this morning. Both wrecks in Missouri happened saturday with the first reported to officers at 8 . As occurring on route be in Marston. Troopers said a 1965 Sedan driven East by Mackie dial of Marston collided with a westbound 1953 pickup operated by Sie Mcmiller also of Marston. Dial received bruises and lacerations to the face and Mcmiller sustained a possible fractured right hand. Neither was hospitalized the state police said. Authorities said the truck was attempting a left turn pulled into the path of the Auto and the collision resulted. Mcmiller was cited for making an improper left turn troopers said. The second mishap happened at 9 45 . On Highway 61, two Miles North of Hayti when a 1960 Sedan being towed North by a car driven by William Morriston of Chicago swerved into the southbound Lane causing the Driver of a 1965 Model car Bernice Fay Bradley of Portageville to hit her brakes. The Bradley car was then hit in the rear by a 1968 Model vehicle operated by Charles Williams of Madison Heights. Mich., and the Force of the Impact knocked the Bradley car into the towed vehicle. Mrs. Bradley and her passenger Hazel Jeannette Doss of Wardell both sustained neck injuries in the Accident and were taken to Scot county memorial Hospital in Hayti for treatment officers said. In Blytheville on saturday a two truck collision resulted in heavy damage to vehicles Hen driven by Frank Wolsey and Patricia Penn both of whom live Here. According to police Wolsey was travelling East on Willow in his pickup and stopped at its intersection with division. He told officers he failed to see the Penn truck which was moving South on division. Wolsey proceeded through the intersection. Mrs. Penn hit her brakes trying to avoid a collision and skidded into the left Side of the pickup. Neither Driver was injured police said but estimates of damage Are set at $300 to the pickup and $500 to mrs. Pennis vehicle. Wolsey was charged with failure to yield the right of Way the Accident report stated. Arkansas state police investigated a collision last night on interstate 55 that happened shortly afer 7 p.m., one half mile South of the Holiday inn overpass. Trooper e. E. Cartwright said a 1960 Model Auto driven South by William s. Hamlett of Enterprise ala., spun out of control on a Bridge and was struck by another southbound vehicle a 1968 half ton pickup occupied by three Southern Illinois University students from Carbondale 111. Hamlett was taken to Chickasawba Hospital suffering from a broken knee officers said. Those in the truck Ronald e. Kirby the Driver and his passengers Kristina Kirby and John b. Stahl escaped injury. Seat belts in the truck were in use at the time of the wreck Cartwright added while Hamlett did not have his fastened. Hamlett was cited by state police for driving while intoxicated and hazardous driving according to authorities. Agnew willing to fade for 72 Akron Ohio a vice president Spiro t. Agnew says he is willing to step Down in 1972 if a vice presidential candidate comes along with More political Appeal but that president Nixon a gives every indication that he approves of the courses of action that i have Agnew made the statement in a copyrighted Story by Akron Beacon journal writers who talked to him More than an hour Friday in Akron after he spoke thursday night at a testimonial dinner in Akron for outgoing . Rep. William Ayres. A was a matter of fact anyone who thinks that a vice president is out in an off year Campaign solely on his own devices is just Plain naive a Agnew said in the interview which appeared in the newspaper s sunday editions. Agnew said he has Given no thought to plans for 1972 and added a a in a not an insecure Man. I done to worry from Day to Day whether the president is looking at with a fishy Agnew said that he is considering new ways to increase his communication with the nations youth after the 1970 election Campaign a a wiped out any Chance for an atmosphere that was conducive to that Type of Effort. A the distressing thing to about Contact with students is that it is impossible to go and speak to Large numbers of students at least it has been and maybe this is going to he said the a leftist minority of students the very militant minority keep telling us that we re not listening. What they really mean is that we re not accepting the Validity of their advice. We re listening and Agnew Page 12 by Kenneth l. Davis associated press writer London apr ten months before a Day Allied military strategists discussed the possibility of repelling the russians if they suddenly began overrunning nazi Germany. Gen. George c. Marshall world War ii . Chief of staff asked his British counterpart in August 1943 if he thought Germany would help Allied troops enter Europe a to repel the the quotation came from official minutes of the combined chiefs of staff which were made Public today in London and Washington. Sir Alan Brooke British chief of staff told Marshall he had been thinking along similar lines. He said however that or. Eduard Benes of Czechoslovakia did not think the russians would try to sweep Over Europe immediately. The British marshal quoted or. Benes As believing soviet Russia would be bled so badly by the War that it would need a few years to get its Economy going again. Marshall commented in a meeting of the chiefs of staff a hat Russia was turning an a increasingly hostile Eye on the capitalist the russians he said were becoming increasingly contemptuous of their Western allies. Although minutes of the meeting did not background the reasons apparently the russian View stemmed from Allied refusal to invade Europe As soon As Moscow would have liked. The major part of the records of meetings of the combined chiefs of staff a total of 100,000 documents was made Public today by the British and american governments. Allied military leaders themselves fought running Battles Over strategy in Europe. Time after time the British sought to pull men and Materiel out of the Pacific to strengthen the planned invasion of Europe but . Leaders stubbornly fought backs and won. Gen. Henry a a Hap Arnold then chief of the . Army air corps grew so incensed by poor . Bombing results from Britain to Europe that he threatened seven months before a Day to Stop the flow of bombers to Britain. Marshall backed him up. Air chief marshal sir Charles Portal of Britain made a spirited defense of Gen. Ira Eaker head of the 8th air Force and told How difficult it was to get 2.000 bombers off the Field for an operation. The . Leaders did t reply. But Portal assailing a . Proposal to install a supreme air commander in Europe and the Mediterranean told the americans that either the Royal air Force and the . Air corps should be led by a combined staff or one service had to be subservient to the other. Portal said he was not prepared to recommend that the Royal air Force be under . Air corps direction. The combined chiefs of staff was created by president Roosevelt and prime minister Churchill during a meeting in Washington a month after Pearl Harbor. It ran the global military operations of the Western allies until after the Victory of Japan and was disbanded in 1947. The British Public records office released 89 volumes of minutes of pcs meetings along with thousands of related items a total of about 100,000 docents. Only the records up to dec. 31, 1945, were released today the rest will be made Public later. And Many documents of the 1942-45 period were withheld for Security reasons. It was believed that the documents released today contained Little if any important information that has not already appeared in the flood of memoirs by the War leaders. Records of a meeting on june 29, 1944. Tell of British opposition to the Landing in Southern France which the americans wanted to take pressure off Gen. Dwight d. Eisenhower a invasion forces in Northern France. Adm. Sir Percy Noble said Allied strategy must be a the use of maximum Force wherever the enemy can be induced to Noble plugged for a drive through the Balkans instead of the invasion of Southern France backing Churchill a plea to attack a the soft Underbelly of Axis Europe. A a a British military commanders and statesmen and some americans still claim the communists would not have captured much of the Balkan countries if the British advice had been heeded. But both Gen. George Marshall and . Ernest King stonewalled against the argument and they carried their reluctant allies with them. Gosnell school students donated these items of food toys and clothing to the Mississippi county Union missions annual collection of such items to be Given to the needy at Christmas. The school drive was sponsored by the Home economics dept under supervision of mrs. Max Briley. The student Council sponsored a Friday Assembly which was highlighted by presentation of the items to the Mission along with a Check in the amount of $10. Courier news photo

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