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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - June 5, 1965, Blytheville, Arkansas Blytheville courier news vol. 61�?no. 61 Blytheville Arkansas saturday june 5, 1965 8 pages 5 Jents Viet Nam War in crucial phase first methodist has new pastor several new pastors were appointed to Mississippi county methodist churches yesterday at the annual North Arkansas conference in Conway. Coming to Blytheville first methodist Church will be Rev. Virgil d. Keeley. He has been District superintendent at Forrest City and will be in the pulpit Here tomorrow. He succeeds or. Robert Moore who has been transferred to Crossett. Other new county appointments Rev. Garland c. Taylor at Joiner Rev. James Elam at Luxora and James Barton at Yarbro promised land. Rev. Elmo a. Thomason former District superintendent at Batesville takes Over As Jonesboro District superintendent important period begins la. S. Says Welcome aboard awaits astronauts heart of the gemini 4 recovery operation after their scheduled 62-orbit space flight is the 42-000-ton aircraft Carrier Wasp above. In addition 18 other ships and hundreds of planes Are assigned to the search and recovery Mission which involves 15.000 . Servicemen. Once aboard astronauts Mcdivitt and White will remain on the Wasp for three nights of debriefing and extensive medical examinations. Mrs. Mary Ball rites monday mrs. Mary Virginia Ball a resident of the promised land Community for 64 years died yesterday at Heth Ark. She was the widow of the late James Harvey Ball and a member of the promised land methodist Church. Survivors include three sons. Wyley Ball Lake City. Kyle and Louis Ball both of Blytheville three daughters mrs. Nolen Young Heth mrs. John t. Sikes and mrs. Tom Moore both of Santa be Springs Calif two Sisters mrs. Louis Wilson and mrs. Houston Skelton both of Blytheville one brother Walker Mcgaughey Blytheville Twenty four grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren. Services will be held monday it 2 . In Cobb funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Barton and Rev. S. W. Davis officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery. Pallbearers at the services will include Darryl Young Berry Ball Billy Higgins Bill Clark Gene Bunn and Richard Gaines. Alert . Astronauts pass half Way Mark by Howard Benedict a aerospace writer Houston i apr astronauts James a. Mcdivitt and Edward h. White still in Good shape and remarkably alerts soared toward the Halfway Point of their Marathon space ride today As medical monitors maintained a close watch on their condition. America s newest heroes who cracked the . Space endur Ance record Friday night were to reach the midpoint of their planned four Day trip at 11 14 . Est today As their gemini 4 space ship zipped High Over the United states on orbit no. 32. A a we re in Good shape up Here a command Pilot Mcdivitt reported to the ground this morning. He added however i that he was a a trifle weary a raiders captured Kuala Bumpur Malaysia apr malaysian forces captured three armed indonesian raiders in Southwest Johore state today and Are searching for others the defense ministry announced. Bassett Man killed w. E. Streeter 67, a Bassett landowner and Farmer was killed yesterday when a tractor he was driving overturned in a ditch. The Accident occurred about Miles North of Bassett. Authorities said they were notified when Streeter s wife became concerned when he did not return for dinner. The victim was found pinned beneath the overturned tractor. Deputies set the time of the Accident at Between to . When Streete was last seen and shortly after noon. Paving District moving ahead resignation reported Washington a Secretary of the army Stephen Ailes is reported to have resigned effective june 30. Mission ceremony monday Mississippi county Union mis a Ion will have Cornerstone laying ceremonies at its new $100,000 Home at Laclede and Walnut monday morning. A a we re going to have a Short program a Mission president Roland Rounsaville said this morning a and want to invite everyone to come or. John Mcclanahan Rev. Martin Wilkinson and Rev. A. J. Frank Are on the program. Work on the new Mission is to be completed by late summer or Early fall. Petitions to form a North Blytheville paving improvement District probably will be circulated next week. That is the outcome of a meeting held last night when property owners were invited to hear of plans for paving unpaved streets West of sixth and Between Highland and Moultrie. The estimated $200,000 Cost would be split 50-50, the City picking up half the Bill and property owners the remainder by floating a $100,000 Bond Issue. Last night about a dozen property owners from the area met in municipal courtroom at City Hall and listened to councilmen p. D. Foster and Bob Mchaney assisted by attorney Graham Partlow explain the program. A we feel the reception was pretty Good a Mchaney commented this morning a and we Hope to have the petitions drawn up next owners of two thirds of the spent a a very uneventful night. We did what we were supposed to do following the flight plan gathering medical data eating drinking sleeping and performing Hodge said the astronauts appeared to be As Alert As if they had Only been in space for five minutes instead of More than 47 hours. He reported spacecraft conditions were excellent and there was nothing in tight that could cause an Early termination of the mision. Hodge said he was impressed with the a enthusiasm and the awareness and awareness with which they fre answering questions on what they re doing and How they re doing it a a de ground drainage along tenth during the morning the Astro would ease the drainage prob-1 nauts took turns taking pictures and during the night he had his Best sleep yet. White who provided the main excitement of the planned four Day flight by taking a 20 minute excursion in space thursday was asleep at the time the report was made. A John Hodge a Mission control Center flight director reported this morning that the astronaut Slem for much of the area. Laterals running underground through much of the improvement District area would pick up water and deliver it to a new drainage outlet which will be built by Urban renewal at Moultrie and tenth. Of prominent Earth Points which might be used As reference Points to guide project Apollo astronauts returning from Moon voyages. Among the photographic targets were Point Jig Era and Point Aguilla both in puerto a the Northern sewer improve Rico Al Dorado Airport at to ment District is due to pay out gota Colombia Point in october a Foster told last Lighthouse san Diego nights gathering a and we re Lake Titicaca and Lake de poo hopeful that this new tax wont a in Bolivia and the Junction amount to much if any More of the Blue Nile and the White than the old sewer Mchaney said today that a we figured All costs pretty High. Now it s time or us to Sharpen Nile in Africa. A during the night White slept through a routine medical sex our pencils and take All the Slack lamination and had to be Awak out so we can Tell people pretty definitely what it will Cost Hearty reception Moscow a the soviet news Agency tass says a big evaluation in the District must audience gave Van Clibur sign the petitions in order to american pianist a a Hearty form the District. Reception at his first concert of Engineer w. D. Cobb explain his soviet tour Friday in Kiev de to last nights group How in capital of the Ukraine. Ened in the 27th orbit for the exam. Mission control said the pilots had reported no More sightings of the unidentified object Mcdivitt reported during the 19th orbit. Officials listed at least la Earth satellites most of the fragments or space debris in the general area of Mcdivittt a sighting. At a Midnight press briefing Mission control officials said they had determined at least to Earth satellites were within about 600 Miles of the spacecraft at the time Mcdivitt reported the sighting. The Pegasus b was about 1,200 Miles a in the proper direction to be observed by the of 4r a or. Dwayne Catterson. Flight medical expert said he did not know if an object within 1,200 Miles could be identified by the human Eye. A but certainly if the contrast was great enough Between sunlight on the object and background he could see an object there and he might Well see reflection giving shape from the a flight director Eugene Franz added that All of the space fragments Are american manufacture. Soviet satellites were put in a different track. As gemini 9th Graf. By Ronald i. Deutsch Saigon Viet Nam a government forces badly battered by Viet Cong ambushes in recent Days. Struck Back with the Aid of armed . Helicopters and claimed today they killed 49 communist guerrillas in a single action Friday. A . Military spokesman reported that Quick action by . Army helicopter Crews accounted for 20 of the Viet Cong dead. Six reds were captured and eight others taken As suspects in the operation near Vinh Long 55 Miles Southwest of Saigon. Vietnamese units continued to comb the area saturday with the support of armoured and artillery units. Four government soldiers reportedly were killed and four others were wounded with a . Army adviser in fridays clash. The adviser was struck in the left by hand grenade fragments. He was not injured seriously. Government forces were not As fortunate in another engagement Friday. They reportedly killed five Viet Cong but suffered 18 dead two wounded and 32 missing themselves after a communist battalion attacked three hamlets 265 Miles Northeast of Saigon. This brought to 299 the toll of government Force witted wounded or missing in action in the last three Days. It the High toll and pronouncements by a High . Military spokesman and a communist chinese propaganda Organ underscored that the Long awaited Viet Cong Monsoon offensive had begun. The . Spokesman said in Saigon Friday that a the important Battle of the summer of 1965 has just been joined. Events have been such that we Are moving into an important period of the the new China news Agency described the Viet Cong offensive As a a glorious Page in the Loma annals of the liberation War in Calif. South Viet Nam a Brilliant Page in a Peoples Advent of the Monsoon is throwing the . Aggressors into Stilt great or panic. A bigger defeat is in store for three . Air strikes were reported against North Viet namese targets today buildings at the Vinh Supply depot. Heavy bombings continued against Viet. Cong positions in South Viet Nam the spokesman said. . And vietnamese warplanes flew More than 300 sorties against communist concentrations destroying or damaging nearly too structures. In another development a . Army enlisted Man was injured Friday by Small arms fire while on a helicopter resupply mision about 150 Miles Northeast of Saigon. He was not reported in serious condition. Despite continuing heavy Battle casualties on the communist Side estimates of Viet Cong strength currently stand at about 25,000 higher than they were four months ago. According to the Best Intelli Crase ends a police chief George Ford Nam Bant cuffs from Charles Kelly and John Melvin two testers front Tucker prison farm who were captured in fat Ardak courier news photo Escapee dreads lash officers of three Law enforce state prison authorities item ment agencies Here yesterday form them of the Mao a Cap teamed up to capture two of four Ture. Prisoners who escaped from Tucker prison farm Early yesterday morning. The escapees John e Melvin 25, of Blytheville and Charles e. Kelly were picked up at about 4 . Yesterday at the Home of Melvin a relatives. Sheriff William Berryman said the officers acted on a tip which Twenty a4 sky Hawks supported by eight f8 crusaders was phoned in. From the Carrier Bon homme Richard blasted the Ben Thuy Kelly and Melvin offered no port facilities at Vinh about 160 resistance when arrested. Miles South of Hanoi. Pilots said they hit an offshore wharf with missiles and damaged a Coal Yard and warehouses in the raid. An antiaircraft site was blasted with a direct bomb hit the spokesman reported. In other strikes the spokesman said trucks and Bridges were destroyed in armed route reconnaissance missions ranging Over three routes. The men were armed with a 30-30 lever action Rifle at the time of their capture and were in Possession of a late Model j pickup truck which had been reported stolen earlier in the Day. During interrogation Melvin j a trustee at the prison told Berryman that he and Kelly had been forced to leave with the other two convicts at gunpoint. Ii it it Melvin after further quiet Iota my As to Why he was imprisoned said it was on a charge of receiving stolen property and said he was innocent of the original charge. He told the sheriff a emr. Berryman in a not getting smart with you but i know what Justice really before leaving Melvin said a i need to rest its been a hard Berryman then had Melvin taken to a cell and questioned Kelley who appeared cooperative. Kelly talked to various police authorities on the phone giving his version of the Days events. Both men were returned to the prison farm about 9 last night. The other two escapees continued at Large today. Melvin and Kelly told officers a a a a l it Supply Uepi Anu a up War they had separated from Kelly of Jonesboro was Sei v Plant were damaged in separate Jimmy Mullins 27. And Richard j Rrapi Strw strikes Over North Viet Nam Richardson 22, earlier. When asked by Berryman Why he did t try to Stop the other escapees Melvin replied a i was a trustee and that the Rifle is my i had to go. If i Hadnot i go Back anyway and Tell them prison authorities that the men had escaped from me a a late Friday afternoon the sources said. Pilots said they scored a direct hit on a boiler Plant at Ben Phuon 135 Miles South of Hanoi and destroyed or damaged 14 weather at Jonesboro pet a �?Tf"11-? in Craighead Conn to and Melvin of Blytheville was serving four years for Possession of stolen property in Crittenden county. The convicts left a work gang at the prison Friday morning eluding Law enforcement officials throughout the Day. There were no reports of injury throughout the Chase which a you know in a telling the led from the prison to Humnoke Honor Manila couple a Arkansas postmasters a social Ion yesterday presented Manila postmaster Joe Horn Berger and mrs. Hornberger with a Silver service Golf equipment and $90 in Cash in appreciation for the couple s Lon Amrita a Tea Irving i Anufe via be Tov mho my a Manila school yesterday at noon. Pictured mrs. Sara Dun Kin Driver a vice president of the state association mrs. Hornberger and her husband or. And mrs. R. L. Nailling of Osceola and Jerry Bassett. Walnut Ridge president is Tbs a err a Pifel trouble in Sudan Cairo apr unconfirmed reports reaching Here today said Khartoum Airport was closed Down and trouble appeared to he brewing in the Cep Arkansas a partly Cloudy and warm today and tonight with thundershowers mostly in the Northwest. High yesterday�?90 overnight low�?69 mean temperature of s or Eipl Matlou peat 34 hour t a in to 7 am a none precipitation Jab. I to this Date �?21.80 Sunset today�?7 10 Tun time tomorrow�?4 4? this Tite a tear att High yesterday is overnight low�?�5 precipitant Job. In truth because ill have another to or 20 years to face for this a Melvin said. A a it Melvin asked Berryman if he had been to the prison farm. When the sheriff replied. A yes a Melvin said a you did no to see anything but the fake front they put up. You did no to see the whippings. Thirty or forty stripes a throughout the conversation in up in an old Model car and Mullins sat quietly. 1 appeared to be trying it Takt i the Abs it Tim Fanucc ted i Howard Caf _ to Carlisle to Hickory Plains to Blytheville and to Jonesboro. Thomas Walker of Seaton dump in Lonoke county reported a confrontation with the four during the Chase. Walker went to the Aid of mrs. Homer Howard when she came to Walker s store and told him four men were in her driveway. Walker said the men had dry a

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