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EtmtS HM Public IntaNrt I* Tin Fir* Concern Of TMi Ntwspapw IOCAI CoM tonfcht witt Tue»d»y: taromtter 11.11 in|; wind. NW: pndpiUgM pist « houn 2.30: smart tqtor T:5»: lunriw Tuwdiy ·:!!." Hlf It LOV Expected today 85 » Sunday « 4f 101th YIAH-NUMKIt 2«9 MYRTIVlUt AIKANSAS, MONDAY, AMU 31, 1*6* De Gaulle Resigns French Presidency As Voters Reject His Latest Proposals Nation's Course Uncertain Under Interim Government --AP Wirephoto CHARLES DE GAULLE . abandon* single-handed rule of France Education Seminar Keynoter Lashes Year-Round Classes By PAT DONAT TIMES Staff Writer "E x t e n d e d conventional school will not help our current educational malady." the keynote speaker for the National Year-Round Education Seminar to 1 d an audience of more than 200 educators from over the nation Sunday evening. Keynoting the two-day seminar, which will explore the idea of 12-month schools, was Edwin H. Vause. vice president of the Charles F. Kettering Founda tion of Dayton. Ohio. He spoke at the opening session at the Fayetteville Country Club. "Educators should not as sume that a longer school year i« a panacea, but should for mulate clear-cut educational objectives and consider factors which will make it possible for today's students to achieve success in the world of the tomorrow," he said. Vause pointed out that the reason year-round school is a hot item today is because more «nd more school bond issues are failing and tax payers are revolting against skyrocketing property taxes. IDEA NOT NEW He said the idea was not a new one, but has been utilized for the past 100 years. City schools generally operated on ey showed that 76 per cent of parents polled were opposed o a four-quarter school plan and a Gallup poll (1966) repor- ed that 68 per cent of parents replied negatively to reducing summar vacation to four weeks. The speaker cautioned it is mistake to assume school personnel are united in favor if year-round classes and that [CONTINUED ON PACE TWO) this schedule prior to 1840. he (aid. The speaker recognized the concept could serve as a stop gap to alleviate overcrowding Surveys show, Vause s a i d that last year 60 school sys terns were considering extended school-year plans. Five specific designs for extension are being considered. These include a trimester plan, a four-quarter plan, an extended kindergarten 12 grade design, two semesters plus a modified summer ses sion and a continuous schoo design. Eash proposes to lengthen the school year and shorten the number of years students spend in school. Vause also said a recent sur- Nixon's Plans For Tax Credit Face Trouble WASHINGTON (AP) -- One of President Nixon's favorite projects--a tax credit for busi nesses willing to train and em ghetto Directors To Study City's Master Plan The Fayetteville City Man ager Board meet at 7:30 p.m. today to view a presentation on the proposed land use and master street plans prepared by James Vizzier. planning consultant, and City Manager Wesley Howe. Members of the Fayetteville Planning Commission will also view he presentation which is scheduled for public viewing at » series of neighborhood meetings scheduled to begin May 12. The meeting tonight is not an official session of the c i t y board, but will be open to the public. ploy underqualified youths--faces trouble when i gets to Congress. The trouble is compounded by Nixon's recommendation to en another kind of tax credit, the per cent allowance for business investment in equipment. Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark. who calls tax signals in thi House as Ways and Means Com mittee chairman, opposes on principle all tax credits. He happily backed the Nixon proposal for repealing the in vestment credit and he is pre pared to argue that once this-as he sees it--extraneous «le ment is pried out of the reyenui code no other should be let in. Nixon has often mentioned using tax credits for purposes like manpower training, to shift some of the effort from federal programs to private enterprise, but he has not yet sent up a formal proposal. j But the proposal is known to island high on the list of Labor 'Department legislative pro- 1 grams. LINK SOUGHT T r e a s u r y Undersecretary Charles E. Walker tried to link investment credit repeal to the prospective manpower credit program when he appeared before the Ways and Means Committee. One reason repeal was decided on, he said, was that other possible uses of tax credit have h i g h e r priority--manpower training and eventual sharing of revenues with states. Talking with newsmen about tax credits Mills said "1 have always found that you get in trouble if you lost sight of the basic fact that the purpose of a tax system is to raise reve nues." PARIS (AP) -- Charles de Gaulle stepped out of the French presidency today and retired once more to his home in eastern France, ending more than 18 turbulent years of power that profoundly altered the nation's political outlook, economy and foreign policy. De Gaulle's resignation became effective at noon (Paris time). S e n a t e President Alain P o h e r succeeded him as interim p r e s i d e n t , to serve until presidential elections are held. There was no ceremony of transfer, and De Gaulle was in seclusion «t his home in Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises. France's 78-year-old leader had turned a referendum Sun- lay on comparatively minor constitutional changes into a jote of confidence, gambling hat his threat to resign would once more swing the electorate behind him. When the voters re ected his proposals, he an- lounced his retirement in two rief sentences: "I am ceasing the exercise of my functions as president of the republic. This decision takes ef- *ect at noon today." CABINET SESSION Premier Maurice Couve de Murville called his Cabinet Into session this morning, but the ranks were thinning. Justice Minister Rene Captitant resigned, saying he could not col laborate with Poher because the latter had fought De Gaulle's referendum proposals. Culture Minister Andre Malrax, one o 1 those closest to De Galle, said he would also resign. Poher must organize a presi dential election within 20 to 35 days. He has been mentioned as a candidate, but former Pre mier George Pompidou is con sidered the favorite. Nothing forced De Gaulle to quit the job he had held since Jan I. 1959, except one of the general's famous ultimatums Although his term of office dii not expire until 1972. he had said he would resign immediate ly if the French voters did no approve his government reform plan for administrative decen tralization and removal of the Senate's few remaining powers The results of Sunday's refer China Warned To Expect War TOKYO (AP) -- Mao Tseung's appointed heir has urgec .he Chinese to prepare for wa with the United States and th Soviet Union while continuing the struggle with bourgeois ele ments at home. Defense Minister Lin Pa warned his Communist party i must "on no account ignore th danger of U.S. imperialism am Soviet revisionism launhing large-scale nuclear war o aggression." The warning wa contained in a 24,000-word re port to the party's ninth Con ABM Backers Win Strength In Senate ASHINGTON (AP) - Presi ent Nixon, reportedly deter- lined n o t to compromise fur r on his missile defense ans, has picked up three more senate votes for his embattled afeguard system. An Associated Press poll of e Senate shows 47 opposed to le Safeguard, 43 in favor and I still uncommitted-- a gain of hret for the project. Nixon got the added support ·om Sens. Robert Packwood of regon, Robert Dole of Kansas nd Henry Bellmon-- all Repub- can freshmen who had been reviously listed as uncommit- ed. Meanwhile, several senators -- Democrats and Republicans --say President Nixon has told lem he has no intention of ompromising on the issue or elaying deployment of the sys- :m. Sen. Henry M. Jackson. D fash., once thought a likely lixon choice for secretary of efense, said Sunday he had alked to the President and "the White House is not entertaining ny compromise." OPINION CONFIRMED Another Democrat, Sen. Hary F. Byrd Jr. of Virginia, said e came away from a Nixon meeting Friday with "no indica broadcast by the Ne' China News Agency Sunda\ gress, three days after the congres closed. But Lin also quoted Mao a saying: "We will not attack un less we are attacked. If we ai attacked, we will certain! counterattack.' 'U.S. imperialism and Sovn revisionism are always trying t isolate China." Lin declare 'This is China's honor. On the home front. Li warned: "The defeated clas will still struggle ther fore, we cannot speak of fina victory, not evan for decades Conqressmen Leave Arkansas Weather Hampers Study Of Flood Control LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -Threatening weather thwarted plans Sunday of a congressional subcommittee to visit Lake Dardanellc in its survey of flood control projects centered along the Arkansas River Valley. The group, headed by Rep. Robert E. .'ones. D-Ala.. spent Saturday night on Petit Jean Mountain as guest of Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller a n d had planned to fly by helicopter to Rwscllvill* Sundf.y morning. However bi'cdiiac of a tor- Mde watch in the r.rea and the threat of s e v e r e Ihunder- showcrs, the congressmen cancelled their plans and returned to Little Rock and then flew on to Washington. Thn committee ran behina schedule throughout its s t a y in Arkansas. The hearings began in Ttilsa Thursday and followed the Arkansas River on to Muskogcc, Okln.. and then Fort Smith. Rockefeller told the delegation at Fort Smith Saturday that he and nil other Arkiinsnns share n "feeling of frustration" lit the dcliyi In funding the completion of the river nnvig tion channel. "I urge this commute therefore, to work for the qui completion of this pioject Rockefeller said. " E v e r month that we delay, we ma be losing opportunities for co savings and for attracting nr industries. Delays m e a n ' come losses for Arkansas." The floating hearings at Fo Smith lasted several hours pa its scheduled time, forcing ca collation of a planned tmir i flood-prone areas of Little. Ro land North Little Rock. dum were 11,966,550 votes or 87 per cent opposed, ,669,550 or 47.13 ptr cent in far. The outcome was no great rprise. Several public opinion 11s published last week owed the trend running ainst the general. De Gaulle's last television peech Friday night failed to m the tide. The uncertainty ef what might appen next is certain to put ONTnnjID ON PAGE TWO) Close Watch On A Fast Bow Ron.ld Stone, · liflh grader in the elementary school Mrs. Porter W S i o n r . 1814 at Root School, finds some of stringed instrument program. Wheeler. (TIMtphoto by those notes can be hard (o Konald is Ihe son of Mr. and Ken Good) watch »« he practices violin Bolivian Government Sways Following President's Death Task Force Is Cut Back any backing ie President. "My impression is that the White House is very firm and rtong in favor of the course liey have already recommended." Byrd said in an interviwe. Ie added he has not made up ils mind on the issue. Jackson, Safeguard supporter, aid the ABM is ncessary be- ause of Red China's unpredic- ability. but also because "Rusia is refurbishing Stalinism." Dr. John Foster, the Pentagon :hief of research, also said Sun- lay there "is no question . .. hat Safeguard will perform its mission. It will work." Jackson and Foster were interviewed on the ABC radio-tv LA pAZ Bolivia ( A P ) _ A . L*rt I n/j, i l u l t v m i n . / " former professor took the helm in Bolivia Sunday night, after the death of President Rene Barrientns in a helicopter crash. Vice President Luis Adolfo Siles-Salinas succeeded Barrientos after military leaders gave him the backing of the Bolivian armed forces. However, the man with whom Barrientos shared the reins of government for a time after the military coup in 1964. Gen. Al fredo Ovando. was not consult candidate so far for president in j the 1970 elections. The constitu . tion barred Barrientos from an ^ other term. W A S H I N G T O N ( A P i protect U.S. The the 29 sent to reconnaissance The 49-year-olri president was n i R h t s ( ) f r No ,., h K , )r ,,., ' n ; i v c visiting farming communities i n 1 this land locked South A m e r i c a n country when his helicopter got tangled in high tension w i r e s U.S. Leaders See No Thaw In Relation WASHINGTON (AP) -- Relations between France and the United States, strained in recent years, are not expected to change immediately with tht dramatic resignation of French President Charles de Gaulle, of- icials s.iy. Neither the White House nor the State Department issued an official statement on D« 3aulle's resignation, hut administration sources said his foreign policy, is too firmly set in official French thinking anden- joys too much wide popular support to he changed much in the near future. The U.S. officials pointed t« former Premier Georges Pompidou as one they consider like ly to be in line to replace D« Gaulle. And in spite of the fall. ing out Pompidou had with De Gaulle last spring, they don't feel he w o u l d try for a quick shift in relations with Washington. De G a u l l e quit early today a f t e r a nationwide vote on domestic issues resulted in a defeat for his policy. The referendum was not connected to tht general's international policy. I N D K P E N D K X T COURSE Since t a k i n g power. De Gaul!« · has assumed an independent icourse in world a f f a i r s ; cutting (France's participation m NATO. 'establishing his country's own nuclear power, criticizing th« I U.S. role in Vietnam and work- 'ing to reduce American influence in Europe. He also vetoed Britain's entrance into the European Common Market because lit charged London was too much under the United States' thumb. In spite of this stand, U.S. Presidents have worked hard to improve Washington's relations w i t h t h e general. President N i x on visited De Gaulle on a recent European trip and praised the French leader as an important w o r l d leader who exercised tremendous influence in the world. France, although playing only a minor role in NATO anymore. remains an important part in Western defense strategy. It controls important territory and has majoi "influence in Europt t h r o u g h its economic power and its relations with West Germany and the Soviet Union. U.S. o f f i c i a l s did not rule out the possibility that a domestic upheaval in France could sharp- been pulled R e f e r r i n g to ly change the international situ- a t i o n . p a r t i c u l a r l y if the Com- and and crashed Sunday. An the helicopter pilot aide also were killed. R U R A L SUPPORT Barrientns felt he had a spe cial rapport w i t h the peasants. ed. Ovando. the chief of s t a f f . , n c f orc |, c left on his tour, he was in Washington on a visit. What effect his return will have on Siles-Salinas' tenure was not certain. Ovando is the only announced NEWS BRIEFS Churchman Cited MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A. Walton LiU. associate director of the Presbyterian Foundation and former moderator of the iynod of Arkansas, .'as cited Saturday by the 108th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. Litz was an elder of the See ond Presbyterian Church in Lit .Ic Rock and former President of the Presbyterian men of Ar- iansas before moving to Char lotte, N.C. told associates his political strength was in the hills, not in the cities. The rural population provided strong support when he won 02 per cent of the vote and was elected president in terse announcement Sunday, the! f . j j r s Pentagon said t h a t "some of. them w i l l he e n t e r i n g port w i t h ' in the n e x t 24 hours." ; No mimlXM-s were mentioned.i but a Pentagon source had s a i d ! earlier that some ol the t a s k ' force w o u l d he detached, o t h e r , ships would be kept in the Sea , of J a p a n and s t i l l others m t h e ' Yellow Sea, b r a c k e t i n g t h e Ko . ist party tries lo disrupt af- Frost Forecast For Ozarks Area rean p e n n i n s u l a Firsl. report or I he r e d u c t i o n of the task force Franc Dropping LONDON (API Investors sought safety i:i gold and unloaded their F'.cnen francs and pounds on European markets to day following the resignation of President Charles de Gaulle of France. Gold prices in Paris reached a record equivalent of J49.09 an ounce in hectic trading. The previous high was $40.41 on March 10. O'Neill Resigns BELFAST, NORTHKRN IRELAND (AP) - Prime Minister Terence O'Neill resigned today, the government information of flee announced. He hud been in office for seven yenrs. Slow Progress LITTLE ROCK ( A P i -- I.t. Gov. Maurice Britt says t h a t if the state Republican party continues to grow at last year's rate it will he another generation before it becomes "competitive." Britt made the statement Saturday nt the state convention of the Young Republican League of Arkansas. Bond Election Set SHERIDAN. A r k . ( A I M Sheridan residents w i l l vote May 27 on » $3.1) million bond issue which would be used to (i nanrc expansion of the West Bend Co.'s plant at Sheridan. If approved the bonds w i l l he paid for by r e n t a l s from the company. Tax Hike Supported PINK BLL'FK, A r k . ( A l ' i A hill to raise the stale snlcs tax from three to four per cent has drawn the support o[ another A r k a n s a s ednc.itiomil group. The Arkamai Conference (if the American Association of University Professors o v e r whclmingly endorsed th* pro posal here .Suturrtny. By TUB ASSOCIATED PRESS Fair .skies and cooler lenient to'tile Sea peratures are forecast for Ark a f t e r Norlli k a n s a s through m i d w e e k , but no M I - | \ i u v |.-(-]i| shower a c t i ' i l y i s expected. mK ' , , w i t h ':!l"men'ai'i"'anl'. cii'mc'sun A cold f r o n t moved across the A measure of t h a t support : (| . |v (r(||n Son ||,, nrv N1 j.,,.), s t a t e Sunday n i g h t , preceded by was evident in 1967 when Ernes | ^ r).w ; i S |, " considerable shower and thun- tn "Che" Guevara came to Ro ·' ..j ,..,,,'^j. | n . |t ^ H . Defense'dcr.storm a c t i v i t y . T o r n a d o l i v i a and tried to get support i n . Department 'has made the den Batches w e r e posted for much the countryside for a Bolivian !,,,,,,, ,,, ,,,.,,(,.,., 01M . n - muiiiis i of the state Sunday but none guerrilla movement The pp.., ,',,.,,,,.,, :tnn -, M u .j t |, s u p p o r t . w a s sighted. f r o m our A i r Force bases in Heavy r a m s , along w n i l .small Smith Korea." Jackson said in a I h a i l and g u s t y winds were rt- ints did not respond, and Cue var.'i was trapped and k i l l e d . Barrientos. who was cfiief of the air force u n t i l the 1904 coup. had survived several nssassma tion attempts during his politi cal career, including a bomh that went off under his when he was not homi Pentagon m a n y *reas of th« no d'am::gr was rt- i n t e r v i e w before t h e ! ported in annoiincemenl The! state, but has not c o n f i r m e d : ported. Temperatures are expected to dip into the mid and upper 30| As his r u n n i n g m a l e in the I effectiveness.^ 1966 elections. R a r r i e n t o s chose! Siles-Salinns. IS, one of t h e ; ounders of the Social Demo ; cratic party hut more of a um versity professor t h a n n politi cian. In recent m o n t h s the t w o had been lit odds over whether Con gress should he called for iinoth er session. When R a r r i n n K i de I cided against it. Siles S a l i n a s denounced him. Siles Salinas is the t h i r d Siles lo take over the presidency d u r - ing a crisis. His f a t h e r , l l e r n a n do, and his half brother H e r n a n were nlso presidents, and if was Pentagon t h i s . The seniitor f u r n i s h e d the only bed e x p l a n a t i o n for the switches.|tomght in N o r t h C e n t r a l Arkins a y i n g . "you m i g h t call it rn.stjsas w i t h t h e possibility of light l f r o » t foMhp n o r t h e r n Weekend Road Accidents Claim Five In Arkansas . the 1 Hy THE ASSOCIATED I An Associated Press shows f i v e persons losl t h e i r . , , ,, lives on the A r k a n s a s h i g h w a y s ,,,,.,,,,,,',', , during the weekend The death count began nt HKS.S]al n N o r t h L i t t l e Rm-k hospital count .ii,,,,. \mnf. s l r m k by n truck t h e i r . ARKANSAS WfATHER A K K A N S A S Clearii'K and cooler tonight w i l h a chance of light frost north portions Tuesday s u n n y and contimiPd cool. Low l o n i R h t upper .l(n m i r t h to mid ·Ws south. M n t t i r Clnyhnrn of along A r k n n s a t 13(1 North L i t t l e Hoi k Mrs. Gli-ndii A n n e Day, 30, of A s h d n u n w;.-. killed Saturday 1* two cur rn-idcn* four milei died /it n Memphis. Tenn . hos-[soulh ol Prescitt_ on U.S ; K p i t a l Sunday of injunrs she. re ceived earlier Sundav in « one vehicle accident alxnil 19 miles south of West Memphis. A HUP car accident on Arkun. three miles east of Jnnr-stinro Saturday claimed the h f p of V. 1. Harklry, .11, at .loncfthorn and William D«TH Stale Police i d e n t i f i e d the i driver nf the car as Joseph Tepprrs, 17. of F.I Dorado 1 J a r k w m . 1R. nf Prm'tor. killed Saturday in « tw»e«r Paul W h i t e , 74, of North colh'ion north of Kl Donfl* W Little R m k dlori Saturday niRht|U.S. 167.

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