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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - November 21, 1970, Blytheville, Arkansas 7 mews Blytheville Arkansas vol. 71 no. 165 10 cents 12 pages saturday november 21, 1970 nov. 21 deep into North action line by George Esper associated press writer Saigon a scores of . Fighter bombers today launched their deepest raids into North Vietnam since use american bombing halt More than two years ago. North Vietnam said it was a an extremely serious act of War a in Washington defense Secretary Melvin r. Laird said the american planes were hitting North vietnamese missile and antiaircraft gun positions a in response to attacks on our unarmed reconnaissance he said a limited duration protective reaction air strikes were being conducted against antiaircraft Sites and related facilities South of the 19th parallel. This line is Well South of Hanoi and the port City of Hai pm Quot Quot Hanoi charged however that a the . Imperialists recklessly sent Many flights of aircraft to encroach upon the air space of the democratic Republic of Vietnam in Haiphong Quang Ninh Hatay and Hoa Binh Haiphong is 135 Miles North of the 19th parallel. Hoa Binh is 130 Miles North of the 19th parallel and 85 Miles Inland from Haiphong. North Vietnam made its charges in radio broadcasts monitored in Hong Kong and Tokyo. The broadcasts said at least three american planes were shot Down and that a prisoner of War Camp a was hit by bullets from the planes and a number of american captive pilots were they also said a considerable number of North vietnamese civilians had been killed. The location of the pow Camp was not disclosed. Eye witnesses in Danang too Miles South of the demilitarized zone in the Northern part of South Vietnam said about a dozen . Air Force f4 fighter bombers took off from that base shortly before noon today under extraordinary Security conditions. It was not known where the planes were going but there was speculation that they might be on their Way to suppress North vietnamese ground fire while helicopters moved in to lift out . Pilots shot Down inside North Vietnam. The american strike Force apparently was enlarged by planes from the american aircraft Carrier Hancock which steamed into the Tonkin Gulf off the coast of North Vietnam Early today with 75 warplanes aboard and doubled the 7th fleets striking ability in the area. Prior to the 42,000-ton vessels arrival from its Home base in Alameda calif., the Only . Carrier in the Gulf had been the Oriskany which has been launching strikes Over a 200-mile stretch of the to Chi Minh Trail. The reason for sending the Hancock into the area was not immediately announced but sources said before Hanoi made its charges that most of the 150 planes aboard the two carriers were flying with 200 air Force planes from bases in Thailand and South Vietnam in a Campaign to Stem the flow of North vietnamese War materials southward into Cambodia and South Vietnam. Radio Hanoi in a Viet namese language broadcast monitored in Hong Kong said the raids were carried out by a wave after wave of . Planes. The attacks lasted More than an hour the broadcast said. Hanoi a official vietnamese news Agency quoting a communique from the High command of the North vietnamese army gave a similar report in an English language broadcast monitored in Tokyo. Both broadcasts said at least three american Jet fighter bombers and one . Helicopter were shot Dawn. . Spokesmen said other supersonic jets from the Hancock equipped with spy gear including highly sophisticated Camer see strike Page i Parade problem prompts question by Webb Laseter Iii a staff writer a i would like to put in my two cents Worth concerning Blytheville parades. Why Are the people allowed to sit in walk across and stand in the Street while the Parade is in route a the entries especially marching bands Are curb to curb. The rudeness of the crowds has diminished the size and Quality of our parades. A i would simply like to know Why the crowds Are not better controlled by our efficient police officers. At a ballgame or other such activities there Are always an Over abundance of regular and auxiliary police. Are they not just As necessary at a Parade a a Anonymous City police chief George Ford told action line a we done to Clear the Street for any but the Christmas Parade because it is the Only one that is held at night. A at a daytime Parade such As Blytheville highs Homecoming a Ford continued As he explained the shortage of officers on hand a the auxiliary Force members Are unable to assist us in controlling the crowd because they All Are employed in civilian jobs. A nighttime ballgames and parades Are a different matter and there Are enough officers to handle the crowd a he added. A we have two shifts of officers helping along the Homecoming Parade route and by the time you station men Ai every intersection and at the beginning Point of the Parade they Are spread pretty thin. A the main Factor Here i think a Ford said a is that cars Are cleared from main for the Christmas Parade giving More room for the marchers. This is an impractical thing to do for daytime parades since in order to Clear the Street of cars for a Parade starting at 4 p. Rn., we would have to begin moving cars about 1 30 . This would disrupt business downtown. A most stores Are closed for night parades and business is not Here the column asked if the department has Ever considered using senior High students As Parade marshals for daytime events. In reply Ford said a no we can Only depend on auxiliary officers to assist. The use of any other people might cause problems since they would be working under our jurisdiction and their actions would be our responsibility. A if a person who is not a policeman makes an error in judgment in handling the crowd then the department would have to answer for it. We just can not depend on them in the same Way that we can a regular or auxiliary member of the the policy of not Clearing main of cars for the Homecoming Parade will remain in effect Ford concluded a because we simply do not do this for daytime parades for the reasons i have # a Why is it necessary for the outside door of the Dell Post action Page 2 tut Ion. The annual party is sponsored by the Southeast Missouri mental health association. Pem Scot county historical society will meet tuesday at 7 . In the Scot county health Center building in Hayti. Mrs. Jeff Wade will present a program a tracing your family contributions to the county tuberculosis and respiratory disease association Are trailing last year s figures by $1,000, mrs. Philip j. Deer executive Secretary of the association reported this week. To Date $4,700 has been collected in the annual Effort to obtain funds. The figure at this time last year was Over $5,700. The Seminole District boy scouts of America will hold its annual recognition dinner on dec. I 7 . At the Hayti South elementary school cafeteria. The Cost is $2 per person. All registered scout leaders their wives and or husbands and friends of scouting Are invited. We rite or Call Paul w. Kar ban to. Drawers Hayti phone 359-1920 or 359-0317. The recognition dinner is to pay tribute and recognize these men and women who Are in the Seminole District. The Seminole District is composed of Dunklin Scot and the Southern tip of new Madrid counties. Little Rock a the income tax subcommittee of the state legislative advisory committee on tax Reform recommends elimination of the state personal income tax for persons who Gross annual us comes of $3,000 or less. The subcommittee made the recommendation Friday saying the Small amount of income from these taxpayers was More than offset by the administrative Cost of handling the returns. At an awards banquet held last night in Little Rock state trooper Leroy Meadows of Blytheville was presented the first place individual trophy which he earned As the Winner in that division at the recently concluded Arkansas state police pistol Matcher bombers strike Nodena a name having the romantic sound of fairy tales and Indian princesses or perhaps the name of a Beautiful lady with Long Black hair hanging free and Loose about a Petite and feminine Waist or maybe a Dav dream. A state of mind. Nodena is All of these and none of these she a Beautiful lady a Plantation the Home of Dixie Durham. Nodena House is a Large House. 16 rooms in All. She is a grand old lady that has for Many years Felt the pain of old age creaking in her joints. Still she teases the eyes of the beholder hiding behind Trees and Bushes like a japanese lady hiding behind her fan. She might have fallen into a Heap of Rotten Wood these Many years ago had it not been for the love and warmth the creation coming from within her Many Walls Halls and rooms set Forth by the two gracious ladies within Dixie Durham the artist and her Lovely Mother mrs. Frances Hampson. There is no Way to Tell the Story of Dixie Durham a lady with the Art of creation in both hands and a mind As Beautiful As the pictures she paints without telling what a tis like to walk in and around the House of Nodena. The Mississippi River levee would be in Nodena a front Yard but for the Small Road separating them. As one walks up the Short walk to the Little Perch he will notice Green Moss covering the Stone Steps All but for a Small Hole where the foot is placed when pushing oneself upon the porch. On top of the porch and beside the door is found a brass Bell Long ago tarnished Green from the years. A Clapper Home made from a piece of stiff wire and a nut from a Rusty Bolt hangs Loose inside the Green Bell. Just Over the levee the cottonwoods begin. Soft breezes tiptoe through the leaves like a warm Spring rain dancing a Cross a tin roof. The autumn Sun Lay on the porch like a big ii lewdly dog dozing lazily a place where even serenity itself could easily fall asleep. As one awaits the answering of the Bell listening to the Lullaby that Mother nature is humming to him he is Apt to hear a voice from behind saying a miss Dixie is not the voice will have come from a Little lady looking As though she just stepped out of a Dixie Durham painting. Her face is a Beautiful Black and about her head there is tied a White cloth. Covering her front is an old style apron. Her name is Eddie Bell Morris born on Nodena 47 years ago. Eddie Belles favorite subject Dixie Durham. A a a Eddie b. Said a i left once and stayed six years stand it had to Nodena Page 2 it. Hood Tex. A . David Mitchell has been acquitted in the first my Lai Case to reach a court martial verdict. Mitchell 30, a 10-year army Veteran had been charged with assault with intent to murder by shooting at 30 unarmed civilians at the vietnamese Hamlet on March 16, 1968. Nine other gis Are charged in connection with the incident that occurred during a combat swing through my Lai. Melanie Nicholson a name was inadvertently missing from the list of those who were published earlier this week naming those who had earned a place on the first nine weeks Honor Roll at West Junior High school. Persons it Shang to contribute to the annual Christmas party held for patients at Missouri a Farmington state Hospital May Send their donations to John Mitchell of Portageville who serves As chairman of the event. Mitchell said that plans were progressing for the annual party that features gifts for each patient at the state Hospital plus special Christ ams programs held in wards throughout the Misti take time for a stroll on the Road near the South Mississippi county Homestead. Courier news photos the door is open at Nodena House by Jim Branum a staff writer Morgan l. Bud Viar. 73, associate judge of the second judicial District of Scot county died yesterday afternoon in Haytius Scot memorial Hospital after an apparent heart attack at his Home in Steele. He was also a Farmer and landowner. He is survived by his Mother mrs. Nannie Caudle of Steele one son Morgan l. Viar or. Of Frankfort by. Two daughters mrs. Martha Stevens of Japan and mrs. Patty Cohen of Kennett two half Brothers Leo Caudle of Dyersburg and Clinton Caudle of Steele three half Sisters mrs. Minnie Mccrum of Detroit mrs. Clara Haas of Pompano Beach Fla. And mrs. Thelma Perry of Dyersburg. Funeral services will be at 2 . Monday in the United memorial methodist Church at Steele. Rev. Claude Stone officiating. Burial will be in it. Zion cemetery under direction of the original German funeral Home of Steele. Dixie Durham above stands in the living room of her Many years old Home at Nodena while Eddie Bell Morris and her husband James below a

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