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Camden News (Newspaper) - August 14, 1967, Camden, Arkansas Sorta a Himi i in Mriz i am numbui96 up a United press International Camden Arkansas monday August 14 1967 apr associated Prest Price me it for Northeast Texas i font that the International paper co. Plans to locate a $97 million Plant in East Texas it if tiles South of Texarkana is news for Northeast Texas and the state. While e4ch City in the vast Northeast Texas Region is More particularly interested in its own Hidu trial Progress All share in a sense of Pride when any City announces a development which greatly contributes to the areas economic development the mul Tommion Dollar Plant when completed in 1970, is expected to employ about 750 with a annual payroll in excess of 16 million. A additional 1,200 workers will be required in the supporting Forest management Timber harvesting and Wood de livery operations. The paper company has 12 Mills in the South but this will be the first1 in Zerfas. The 71-county Region making up East Texas has Long Beer at the forefront of the states continuing be atomic push. The latest Amouri Cement made possible by East Texas Timber resources will help sustain the areas enviable. Recitation. Ref Gore news Herald Jesse Albritton pm a saturday Jesse Howell Albritton aged of Forden route 3 near Amy died suddenly about 6 20 . Saturday at his Home of an apparent heart attack. Or. Albritton was lifelong resident of ouachita county and had been go a Warden the Arsine a game and fish commit san for 87 years. He was the son of the late John Randall and Mary Edna key Albritton. Lie h survived by ids wife mrs. A Foch i Ona jut the a ton of Camden one laughter mrs. A. J. Sachett of Ca Tiden me brother John Albritton of Camden four Sisters mrs Susie Stone of Altheimer mrs Albert Everett of Sparkman mrs. Mice a Thaynie of Marmaduke and mrs. Zepha Mei nil of Oakland Calif. And by three grandchildren. Funeral services were held 3 90 . Monday today at Holly Springs methodist with burial in the Holly Springs cemetery by Proctor funeral service. Quot registration a registration for Lincoln High school students Gri amps 10, 11 find 12 will be held on August 16, 17 and 18 Betteen 6 and 1 . 10th Grade students May pick up their schedules on wednesday August 16th. 11th and 12th Grade students May pick up their schedules on an editorial Don t it happen thursday and 17th and 18th. August statistics i Actave Camden Ouay pfc county killed during int. 7 killed since Jan. 1 11 accidents since Jan. I set Days since last de i. 21 in Iii i Fri. To temperature hie temperature pm the 24-hour period ending it 7 . Monday was High 81 Low 83, River 7 feet falling. Weather Arkansas fair with slowly rising temperatures monday to rough tuesday. Highs monday in the is. Lows Mondis night if to m. Warplanes hit War agitation for the. Merger of Little Rock University with the University of Arkansas should be stopped now. Any Furtner efforts by the University of Arkansas and Little Rock interests to push this ill conceived scheme would be increasingly dangerous and senseless because it is a and has been a an established fact that there Are no funds available. Arid if there were spare funds they would serve e fir letter purpose by applying them to upgrading the states present tax supported institutions of higher education. Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller stated rather emphatically at a news conference tuesday that it would be e mistake to bring up the Issue at a special session of the general Assembly in january because a it would Cost millions b that kind of Money is not available and c there would be no sense in trying to bankrupt the state. This should be the end of it but it undoubtedly won t be. Then too consider the rising opposition a much of it coming from persons in important legislative and Educa ional positions. Many of them were silent when the proposal was first made Public last september their slowness in speaking out could have let the situation get out of hand. Gov. Rockefeller has said he does not plan to include the proposed merger in his Call for the special session. This most certainly is an intention that should be kept no matter How much pressure is applied by the merger backers some of whom Are close to the Rockefeller administration. The state of Arkansas is hard pressed to support Cne Quality University and seven Quality colleges a one of which has been granted University status in name Only Little Rock University is a private school enjoying steady student growth but suffering physical growing pains a the kind that costs dollars to soothe. The National trend shows that colleges and universities Ere increasing tuition to meet rising expenses. Arkansas is starved for educational financing. Yet supporters of the sofa leu merger make much of the prom be that tuition will be considerably cheaper on the utile Rock Campus than students at the private school in Pwll in Weitl by it fun. At Era jts voir the Arkansas taxpayers who now Are incapable of paying for a first class University at Fayetteville. Let it be emphasized that Pulaski county a the Home of the state government a reaps far More benefits for the taxpayers of Arkansas than can be conceived by the average citizen. It is an Over balance that has come about because other areas have been slow in comprehending what has been happening. Much politics Wheeling and dealing has Given the Little Rock metropolitan area the Best of everything in the matter of improvements paid for with state tax dollars. Absorption of Iru into the state supported system of higher education would be another Arkansas taxpayers gift to an area that is growing at the expense of our other cities. The chances of these cities for Kpa Sion Are stifled because they Don t have the proper political combination to Mold together a steam Rolle o Wheeling dealing machine. V it seems obvious that the University of Arkansas needs Pulaski s Ever growing political Power to Cope with the designs and desires of Arkansas state University. The legislative backers of this school at Jonesboro Irene no secret of the fact that they want to shed the Quot a diversity in name Only Quot stigma before too Many Sessi is have passed. And that Means Money a Money that in t now in sight. So that leaves the Quot Little Guys Quot a the state colleges which of course will be fighting for financial survival. Thus there will be a three Way Battle for finances which Are skimpy from the Start because of Arkansas s Low tax base. Even though the merger proposal May not come up a the special session it is a Safe bet to predict that legislators nevertheless will be pressured to Clear the path r the 1969 regular session. This is the political Way of planning ahead. Behind the scenes mane vering in the legislature next january could gum up the works and result in an impossible impasse. This should not be allowed to happen. Strong executive and legislative leadership working together could prevent this. The timetable for the merger already has been set a april 15, 1968 a if the governor and the legislature approve. So if the backers of this consolidation scheme persist in their efforts then the full Wrath of the opposition should be descended upon them. This would require an organized state wide Campaign by sincere people who would like to see higher education upgraded in the institutions we have now rather than watching meager finances divided Down to the disaster Point. Philosophically and academically this Battle goes much deeper than halting a movement perpetrated by e state University apparently fearing political Competition from other institutions and Little Rock interests seeking to dump the Burden of financing a private school onto the weary taxpayers of the state. In the most real sense it is a struggle to keep Arkansas higher educational system from being bogged Down in a financial mud puddle from which it could never arise. Don t let it happen. By George Esper Saigon a . Lanes struck for the second straight Day today at targets just 10 Miles from red China a Border closer to China than the air raids on North Vietnam Ever had come before sunday the . Command said. Their attacks were along the major Railroad from red China to Hanoi. Navy a6 intruders and a4 sky Hawks from the Carrier Constellation in the Tonkin Gulf raked the Lang son Railroad bypass Bridge 63 Miles North of Haiphong. Pilots reported dropping the Southern Span of the 360-foot, four Span Structure. A . Military spokesman said the Bridge is half a mile East of the Lang son Railroad and Highway Bridge which was knocked out in raids near the chinese Border sunday. The Navy said the Bridge was one of two bypass Bridges being built by the North vietnamese at Lang son to link with the major rail line. Other Navy pilots from the Constellation hammered a rail siding South of Lang son and pilots said they Cut the tracks in several places. The pilots reported they encountered Only Light antiaircraft fire. No planes were reported lost in the latest raids but the . Command announced that in saturdays 151 attacks on the North an f105 thunderchief and an of tic reconnaissance plane were shot Down by ground three crewmen were listed As missing. This brought to 641 the total of announced . Warplane losses Over North Vietnam. Elements of the is brigade of the . 101st airborne division starting operation Benton Rar into a withering barrage of automatic weapons mortar and artillery fire from 100 to 150 communist troops in a Battle that raged from sunday night until nearly Dawn today. The paratroopers said they counted 35 enemy dead on the Battlefield Southwest of coastal tam by about 340 Miles Northeast of Saigon. Two paratroopers were killed and 19 wound. The . Troops also reported capturing 18 enemy weapons. Another unit of the brigade suffered 12 wounded sunday nitwit in a 60mm mortar barrage fired by guerrillas. About 40 Miles to the North. Vietnamese rangers sweeping the ridges where they had Bat tied an estimated 1,000 North vietnamese regulars for two Days West of tam by said today they had killed 156 enemy soldiers and captured 45 weapons. They reported they had suffered moderate casualties in the initial engagement saturday. Two reinforcing battalions reported Light casualties. Vietnamese militia defending the Huong Dien sub sector Post on the coast 10 Miles North olt Hue reported killing 52 guerrillas in a six hour Battle sunday. Hie defenders suffered Ligi casualties an army spokesman said. Man Hurt in skiing mishap David Carlton Watson 24, of Little Rock suffered a fractured shoulder sunday about 2 p. M. In a skiing Accident on the ouachita River at Sandy Beach. It was reported that Watson was skiing behind a boat and he suddenly lost his balance and was thrown on the River Bank. He was taken to ouachita Hospital and was later transferred to a Little Rock Hospital. Mrs. Watson is the former Gail Brian of Camden and the couple were Here during the weekend visiting relatives. Memphis speaker Rev. O. Breckenridge of Memphis tenn., will be evangelist for this week at revival of Sweet Home Baptist Church at Buena Vista. Services begin monday night and continue through August 19 at 7 30 p a car and train collide sunday police sunday afternoon investigated a minor car and freight train collision on it. Holly Road at the Cotton Belt Railroad Spur crossing at White City. The Accident happened about 5 30 . Police patrolman Paul Parrish reported that a 1966 Plymouth was going North on it. Holly driven by mrs. M. M. May 54 of route two Camden and her car was struck on the left rear by the train which was going East toward the paper Mill. The trains Engineer was h. M. Mccommack of 302 Spring Street Camden. Mrs. May was taken to ouachita Hospital for treatment of Shock. She was not injured officers said. Hungry thief loves Steak a thief with an apparent tape worm and a big liking for Choice Steak broke into the Blackwood food store in the South Plaza shopping Center at Cullen Dale saturday night and took about <00 pounds of meat according a it chief of police g. B. Cole monday. Roy Blackwood owner of the store said the meat was valued Ltd to close to $475. Stolen items included a Large amount of Choice steaks a Case of fryers we a shopping cart filled with a nixed meats. Or. Blackwood said. The meat was taken from a walk in Freezer at the rear of the store. The burglar broke through a rear door into a Stor age room and then went into the Freezer officers said. Thief just wanted the meat As he took nothing else. Lipscomb to a on ouachita colonel Felix Garrett District Engineer . Army corps of engineers Vicksburg. Miss., has announced that the corps of engineers motor vessel a a Lipscomb will be in the ouachita River Waters on aug. 18 to participate in the ground breaking ceremony of the new tones Viii lock and dam at Iver mile 25 on the ouachita River. The Jonesville lock and dam Structure will Cost approximately 18 million dollars according to . Thatcher executive vice president of the ouachita River Valier association. It is one of four such structures to be employed in bringing a modern 9-foot navigation project in the ouachita River up to Camden Arkansas. The Columbia lock and dam. Which is about 100 Miles upstream from the Jonesville Structure is about 85 per cent completed. The two Are scheduled to he placed in operation in the fall of 1969. The Felsen Thal and Calion locks and dams in Arkansas have target dates for completion in 1971. Paul Sullns of Crossett president of the ouachita River Valier association will make a Short statement at the Jonesville ceremony. He will be accompanied by w. Edwin Cox. Orva chairman of Board Al Dorado and . Thatcher Orva executive vice president. All members of the Orva Are urged to attend. Funeral rites for Herbert Belt funeral services for Herbert Allen Belt aged 16 of Eagle Mills who died at 12 20 . Saturday in the ouachita Hospital from injuries suffered in a logging Accident near Holly Springs Friday were held at 2 30 . Monday at the Saem Baptist Church near Bearden. Burial was in the Salem cemetery by Proctor funeral service Herbert was the son of or and mrs. Tom j. Belt of Eagle Mills. He is also survived by five Brothers six Sisters. To would have been a Junior in Bearden High school this year he was a member of the Fra and the Eagle Mills Baptist Church. Federal officials study capacity of hospitals by Jack Miller Washington a Federal officials Are surveying the capacity of cities to handle medical emergencies resulting from riots with indications federa Aid might be proposed if Majot deficiencies Are found. Or. Carruth Wagner director of the Public health services Bureau of health services says the Standard of planning for emergencies always has de Pended on the existence of Law and order. Rioting be said in an interview a makes it an entirely different Ball Wagner noted that in the Newark n.j., riot there was evidence ambulances were fired upon by snipers. A most people never would have anticipated this a he said. He added some Newark Hospi Tal staff members were unable to get to work because the riot area Lay Between their Homes and the Hospital. He said Good blood and blood substitutes were in Short Supply. Wagner said the Check on hos Pital and other medical capabilities for riot situations is part of a broader Survey begun about three weeks ago on emergency medical services of communities around the country. A the riots just happened to Hook into this a he said. Most communities and hospitals seem to do Well in handling Normal Accident and emergence medical cases Wagner said but a i think we have some indication that most communities done to handle the unusual unit of accidents As Well As they the Survey is to cover the whole Range of emergencies from car accidents to nature disasters like floods and Hurri Canevit Wagner said the Smooha thing is that communities have plans for hospitals and other medical facilities to coordinate efforts during an emergency. While declining to say wha the government will do if Majo deficiencies Are found Wagner indicated Federal assistance might be proposed. In a related move the Hofia to service is trying to get hospitals to take Over All of the 2,500 so called package disaster Hospi tals stored around the county Quot some of the 200-bed units nov Are in such places As Munirji. Buildings armoires or school a we be found Thev Are much Good if you done to have the personnel to run them a warm said. The package units give rec Lar hospitals a Quick expansion capability and also provide a emergency Power and water Supply. Arkansas Baptist editor wants u. S. To leave Vietnam Little Rock a the Arkansas Baptist newsmagazine in an editorial in this weeks edition criticizes the United states current policy in Vietnam. The editorial written by the Rev. Erwin l. Mcdonald says the United states should pull it forces out of Vietnam and Lef the United nations Settle the differences Between the North and the South vietnamese. The editorial says that and commitment the United states had in Vietnam has been me Many times Over. A it there May have been a time when the big question for us was How to get out and save face a the editorial says. A the question now is How can we save our soul if we stay Teague Heads state group Hercle c. Teague vocational agriculture instructor of Harmony Grove school takes Over As president of the Arkansas vocational agriculture teachers association during the vocational education conference at Little Rock August 13-17. Or. Teague was selected As president elect during the 1966 void conference and he officially has been Avata president since july 1. Two other ouachita county vocational agriculture teachers have preceded or. Teague As Avata president. They Are a. C. Hale former teacher of Fairview and Frank Pfeiffer of Chidester. This week of the void conference at Little Rock will be a Busy one for or. Teague. Beginning at 3 00 on sunday afternoon he gave a talk on a a professionalism to the new vocational agriculture teachers met with the teacher welfare committee at 3 30 and presided at the Avata Board meeting at 7 00. The Busy week will end with a business session of the Wata on wednesday. Tom Devin. Region ii vice president of the National vocational agriculture teachers association. Will give the Maior address at this session. Various committee reports will end the 1967-co-ed conference. Ward l. Wamock vocational agriculture teacher of Fairview is chairman of the resolutions committee and will give the re oort on wednesday. His committee met on sunday afternoon too. Washington a the department of housing and Urban development announced saturday that it had an Rove a a $556,795 Grant for North lit tie Rock to use in financing its military Heights neighbourhood a enter. Poverty head exp Iai order of telescopic sights at Houston festival week ends at los Angeles Watts by Keith Hearn los Angeles a Festi Val week Drew to a Jub Ilam close sunday in the negro Watts area of Southern los Angeles As an estimated 20,000 persons lined the curbs for an old fashioned main Street Parade. A ooh it All was just great just marvelous a an official said. The 25-Block Parade led by dethroned world heavyweight boxing Champion Cassius Clay concluded the second annual Watts summer festival. The Celebration emphasized Pride involvement and cooperation in the Community much of it rebuilt after the violent rioting of two Summers ago. Noticeable during the Parade though not at the rest of the festival was the Lack of Whites in the crowd. But festival officials said they understood the Parade was the Hometown event and the temperature was in the High 90s. Other parts of the festivities Well attended by Whites included Art shows poetry Reading carnival Booths jazz and gospel singing a count Basie concert and a miss Watts pageant. Police Many of them veterans of the 1965 riot which claimed 34 lives and $40 million property damage attended the Parade. Parade floats carried banners such As a Stop the world Quot we want to get on a and a mixed Power will hasten the after the Parade and about two Miles Northwest on the com Unity a Edge h. Rap Brown National chairman of the student nonviolent coordinating committee was a top billed Black Power rally speaker. A you better shape up Amer Ica or we will bum you Down be shouted. The audience of 2. 000 negroes shouted approval then headed Home without incident. Festival officials said Browne a speech was not connected with their activities. Ozark Ark. A do of Kent a graduate of state College of Arkansas at Conway has been named athletic director and head football coach a Ozark High school. The announcement was made Here sat urday. Public will pay either Way by Lawrence Lee Houston Tex. Apr. George t. Miller who ordered seven telescopic Rifle sights for the Houston Antipoverty Agency said sunday he had hoped to convert them into classroom microscopes. S police chief Herman b. Short responded to Millers statement with laughter. Miller 64, property manager of the Harris county Community action association was vacationing in Virginia Friday when Short made Public the scope requisition and the chief feel figs about it a disgust and the Sun weathered Miller wore boots Cowboy hat Western tie and a Satin shirt with Pearl snap buttons to a a Tiews conference and appeared unperturbed As he read a prepared statement. S i Miller said his Job involved ordering surplus goods offered free by the government to anti poverty agencies. He asked first for microscopes he said. But Thev wet s unavailable so he ordered the telescopic sights thinking the lenses could be used to make microscopes. Miller said he did not know for certain that his plan tor making microscopes would work. Or. Jack Thompson professor of optics at the University of Houston said such conversion was impossible since a Microscope constructed from Telescope lenses would magnify objects Only two or three times. Miller onetime Harris county Houston Deputy sheriff said the police chiefs remarks about the sights were a unfortunate and perhaps malicious made for the purpose of discrediting the local Community action a Miller added a the chief of police knew the sights were at Kelly air Force base in san Antonio not Houton and that there was no danger even if they were ordered for some nefarious purpose which they were not Short responded later with laughter saving a Thev just requisitioned the Rifle sights and that Sall there is to it. I done to consider it too unusual for the police department and me 4o get blamed for this. It amp i i a rather the scope order was approved by the office of economic Opportunity in Washington Fud the general services administrations fort Worth division before it was halted by a civilian employee of Kelly air Force base in san Antonio where it was to be filled. Lbs spokesmen degree of pain ready to argue for taxpayer by Edmond Lebreton quite Likely disaster for the associated press writer j Home building Industry. Washington apr presi the opposing argument is to bad Dent Johnson Stop fiscal spokes the Economy is not so Strong but men Are ready to argue that that a Burden of the magnitude painful As it is to raise income of the proposed tax increase taxes it would be More painful j might depress it and actual to let inflation Cut everyone a purchasing Power. Johnson Scall for a surcharge of 10 per cent on the income tax owed by individuals and corporations starts its series of tests in a Congress whose members Range from grimly reigned to hostile to the proposal. Treasury Secretary Henry h Fowler budget director Charles l. Schultze and chairman Gardner Ackley of the Council of economic advisers were assigned to the opening presentation today before the House ways and Means committee. Johnson in a series of sessions with House democrats. Reduce instead of increasing the governed to a revenues. Chairman Wilbur d. Mills dark. Of the was and mean committee expressed a wide spread congressional few Mari when he said. A i am Mills added sunday the no not Tel a Cert Shiv fac Ltd a a be a a difficult Uphill battled and he sees no Ron Gressional or taxpayer enthusiasm for any Tav increase. Mills called the p�?T-onosa1 a about the toughest Oro posit Tiona Johnson has faced in the or seven Par cent instead of w per cent. He said he thinks Johnson has Only a 50-50 Chanc of getting any surtax approved by Congress. Mills spoke on a radio to la vision broadcast1 in Nev York state Fowler on abcs a issues and answers and mor ton on metro Media so opinion Johnson made one move saturday to demonstrate his state intention to hold Down some types of government spending he vetoed a Bill that would have provided More life insurance coverage for 2.5 million federa1 Emp loves and would Hove cos $61 million the first year. He also told Congress not to it go beyond a 4.5 per cent increase he has recommended in Federal pay. The president said the insure fiend of legislation. But Fowler said sunday he Ance Bill would Cost too much believes there will be no Quot a a a when there Are More crucia1 has Laid out the main lines of j for Compromise on the plan needs for Federal funds help the administration argument a once Mims committee a is full for a children the poor the eld deficit possibly approaching $30 confronted with the alter a Erly and most important billion would mean inflation Tiv so american fighting men in Viet higher interest rates scarce sen. Thruston b mod on w Money for the Small business Rev. Said he believes if a sir Johnson had proposed an in and individual Borrower and tax is voted it is Likely to be six Durance revision costing $13 Mil lion. The Congress approved measure would have increased the Federal share of is trance premiums for government workers from one third to two fifths and would have increased coverage by up to 100 per cent. His pay raise warning was aimed at pending moves to add an extra $1 a Billon of his recommendation. He said that would equal a two per cell tax surcharge. Administration spokesmen got last minute help from a Aanie of favourable economic developments tending to support government predictions the Economy would be Strong aweigh through 1907 to support a tax 1-crease a if the ways and Means committee runs True to form it will at least modify the administration proposal. Strong sentiment was reported for giving and Avld Ual taxpayers a better break than corporations a specially since business was helped this year by restoration of the investment credit that permits re covery of 7 per cent of Speed tag on equipment

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