Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 5, 1968 · Page 8
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 8

Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, February 5, 1968
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Mayer Proclaim* Boy Scout W««k Civil Hlghts Mtatur* Is WASHlNGfON (AP) - Ueni* owatld Letdef Mike Mansfield of Montana has abandoned ef* forts to pt a vote on a pending civil rights bill until after the sefttte fgfofns Feb. 14 from a Lincoln day holiday, Mansfield said Ifi an Interview he expects a compromise ver« sloft of the measure to be of* fered shortly, But he said he won't try to get a vote on It be« fore the Senate recesses for the holiday Thursday. "this bill Is not going to please either side In the contro any compromise, has contended the meisure should be Broad* ened to protect the fights ef an persons, not Just those of filnl rights workers and Negroes* Senate liberals wajit the legls* latlofi limited strictly to deal with crimes In which race Is a. factor, contending crimes against Negroes often go uftpiffl* Ished In state courts, Sefii Allen J, Ellender, D»Ll, f said in a weekend report to con* sfituents the argument over the bill Is keeping the Senate from taking up other pressing nation* al problems, "It Is my belief that In the field of race relations and race improvement Congress has gone just about as far as ttlsposslble legally to go," he said, "We were led to believe that earlier laws, which were enact- MAW CowWor D«ve/opn»«nf* Note to Vhnagftig "Editors versy," he satd. "Members will ed supposedly In behalf of civil want to talk about It and t don't "rights, would have the effect of moving racial violence from the streets Into the courts, the vlo- Free-Spending U.S. Tourists May Feel Bite off Special Tax By EDMUND LeBreton Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The wide-ranging, free-spending U.S. tourist is a major target as Congress is urged to plug at least partially the outflow of dollars that reached some $3.6 billion last year. " Secretary of the Treasury Henry. H. Fowler heads a delegation of officials to appear before the House Ways and Means Committee today seeking additional legislation for parts of President Johnson's program to cut the payments imbalance by $3 billion. For some measures, such as restrictions on investment abroad, the authority is already on the books. But the administration is seeking legal tools to trim the tourist outflow by $500 million. Details of the proposal have been guarded, but it is believed ets for overseas traveTtndfa'tax: on tourist spending, probably with an exemption intended to help low-budget travelers like students and teachers, and probably exempting travel In the Western Hemisphere. Some tax arrangements intended to stimulate exports and discourage Imports also may be proposed. Congress' initial reaction seemed to be that the travel tax would be a second dose of bitter medicine after the still unswal- lowed proposal for an Income tax hike. But Chairman Wilbur D. Mills of the House Ways and Means Committee, which has repeatedly shelved the tax Increase while demanding more spending cuts, has shown himself more favorable at least to the principle of the balance-of-payments program. "I don't think there is any question but that some action will be taken in this area by the committee," the Arkansas Democrat told an Indiana audience last week. House Republican Leader Gerald R, Ford was not so encouraging in a weekend speech at Duke University, Durham, N.C, "The proposal to restrict travel may run into trouble in Congress but it is too early to tell," he said, calling these restrlc* tions and those on investment abroad "alien to a free society and destructive of free inter- course in goods and persons between nations." Weather Experiment Station report for 24- hour s ending at 7 a.m. Monday, High 61, Low 32 Forecast ARKANSAS - Partly cloudy to occasionally cloudy and not much change in temperatures through Tuesday. Low tonight in the 30s. Weather Elsewhere By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High Low <° udy 60 22 56 38 18 30ii' 35 11 30 22 33 25 41 30 44 29 37 21 50 22 48 26 42 22 -30 -53 63 42 79 Atlanta, clear Bismarck, clear Boise, cloudy Boston, clear Buffalo, cloudy Chicago, cloudy Cincinnati, cloudy Cleveland, clear Denver, clear Des Moines, clear Detroit, clear Fairbanks, clear Fort Worth, clear Helena, cloudy Honolulu, clear Indianapolis, cloudy 43 Jacksonviole, cloudy 63 Juneau, snow 13 Kansas City, cloudy 55 Los Angeles, cloudy 82 58 Louisville, clear 47 27 Memphis, clear 60 33 Miami, cloudy Milwaukee, clear Mpls,-St.P,, clear New Orleans, clear New York, clear Okla. City, cloudy Omaha, cloudy Philadelphia, clear Phoenix, clear Pittsburgh, clear Ptlnd, Me,, cloudy Ptlnd, Ore,, clear Rapid City, cloudy Richmond, clear St. Louis, cloudy Salt Lk, City, clear San Fran,, cloudy Seattle, clear Tampa, clear Washington, clear Winnipeg, snow (M'Missing) 42 30 67 26 43 9 35 72 62 38 17 39 20 63 34 37 25 52 32 46 31 44 25 74 45 38 17 36 18 32 26 23 33 25 50 51 38 74 M 49 32 8 5 54 47 54 48 48 58 - Hope Star photo Scouts in picture, left to right, first row are as follows: Len Peters, Bob Browning, Bill Browning, Mayor Parker, Rickey Slsson, Mlchal Gray and Ricky Adkison. 2nd Row: Ray Rogers, Clay Lehman, Dick Overturf, Mike Newton, Willie Plckens, Jr., and Robert Valentine. see any possibility of getting a vote by Thursday." The Senate already has had 12 days of desultory debate over the measure. It would make It a federal crime to interfere by force or threats with the exercise of federally-guaranteed rights because of an Individual's race, Color, religion or national origin. . Southern opponents of the bill call it discriminatory. Republl« can Leader Everett M. Dlrksen, who may hold the key votes on Mfiflwf, tee* was ain%d aft tneflt -r^lJIKiN^only a short distance frahff WS lo^aflott of AP*s plcrorVirtfiSffitUing ma« chine in a Vietnamese govetn*. went cofnpouhd\ " ..,., the Viet Cong stormed tbis government 'radid station build' the following account of how ing, and took It. Vietnamese Associated Press newsmen and troops theft sealed off the area, photographers are covering de- Shortly after dawn, AP had us velopmeftts In Vietnam is for first action pictures ready for publication if desired J transmission. A P staffers John ««« Nance, Joe Holloway and Arneft Exploding Viet Cong rockets had been pinned dowfl by gun- in Saigon early Wednesday sig- fire even as they took pictures naled the outbreak of one of the from under parked Cars, show* most dramatic chapters In the ing Vietnamese combat police Vietnam war. and American MPs stopped Street fighting broke out at near Ihe entrance to the presi- widely scattered locations, at dential palace grounds by Viet the U.S. Embassy, the presides Gong fortified in a half-complet- tial palace, fan Son Nhut air ed building nearby. base, Saigon's waterfront, the At daybreak, AP's Viet- Chinese quarter, at many street namese photographer, Dan Van- corners. Phuoc, had joined U.S. troops as Associated Press staff men- they blasted their way into the newsmen and photographers-" Viet Cong-held U.S. Embassy". lence became 100 times worse than it was In the early 1960 V Famous Pigeon The courier pigeon who saved survivors of the "Lost Battalion" in 1918 is stuffed and mounted in the National Museum. For carrying a mes* sage 25 miles in 30 minutes. were on the Job from the start. Robert Tuckman, chief correspondent, scored a wide beat on the first shelling of Saigon, Other reporters participating in the continuing coverage In Saigon were Edwin Q. White, Peter Arnett and George Esper. Several AP staffers were at strategic points such as Da Nang. A direct leased cable connect- Cheri Ami, the pigeon, re- ed the Saigon bureau with APin ceivecl the French Croix de New York to bring in the news. in Saigon, one Viet Cong at* Guerre. John Nance jumped back and forth for cover between a bullet-riddled car and a tree to photograph (he front gate assault of the embassy. Joe Holloway and Korean string photographer Sun Chan Hong took pictures of the hell-, copter arrival of U.S. troops on the roof of the battered embaSv sy. **' Hawaii lies 2,090 miles from San Francisco. PUSH STARTED (From Page 1) and an attempt to send air support might have generated "a bloody battle" with North Korean planes. McNamara said It seems clear no U.S. action could have saved the Pueblo and her 83- man crew from capture. South Korean sources meanwhile reported American and North Korean negotiators meeting at Panmunjom may have made "substantial headway" toward release of the crew members. In Washington, a leading Republican foreign affairs spokesman, Sen. Thruston B. Morton, R-Ky., accused the government of hoodwinking the public about the severity of the Viet Cong offensive in South Vietnam. But Senate GOP Leader Everett M. .Dlrksen said he was inclined to agree With the view that the Viet Cong attacks were the guerrilla group's "death rattle," adding; "They wouldn't do it unless they were desperate." Rusk said the bombing limitation occurred in recent days as the United States sought clarification of North Vietnam's statement it would talk peace If all bombing were permanently halted. President Johnson previously had offered— in what has become known as his San Antonio formula— to stop the bombing If this would lead promptly to productive discussions and provided the Communists wouldn't take military advantage of the cessation. "They (Hanoi) know these explorations are going on," Rusk said, "because they were party to them," The bombing was restricted particularly around the sensitive areas of Hanoi and Hai- phong, he added, "Again, Hanoi knows this," Rusk said. "We have not had a pause in the traditionally accepted sense," Rusk continued, "but we have limited the bombing at certain points in order to muke it somewhat easier to carry forward these explorations, so that particularly difficult incidents would not interrupt them," This probably referred to the chance of diplomacy-souring, in» advertent bomb damage to Hanoi's population areas or Soviet ships in Haiphong harbor, Despite the limitation "they participated In laying on this major offensive," Rusk de. clared, "I think it would be foolish not to draw a political conclusion from this- that they are not se* rioysly interested at the present time in talking about peaceful settlements, or in exploring the problem connected with the dan. Antonio formula," he said, In essence, Rusk said, the U.S. must assume the recent of* fensives against South Viet* liamese cities "are an answer" to administration peace moves. McNamara contended the enemy assaults against Saigon and other South Vietnamese population centers were a military failure. "There's no question but what the people of the cities and towns of South Vietnam have been dealt a heavy blow," Me- Namara said. "But at the same tinu> we know that they have been revolted by the violence and the brutality of the attacks. And the Viet Cong are going to leave those cities and towns with less support than when they en- In the presence of these boys representing the three programs of the Boy Scouts of America, Mayor Donal Parker today Feb. 5th signed a proclamation iirg- ing all citizens of Hempstead County and the city of Hopetto observe Boy Scout Week/February 7 to 13, marking Its ,68th anniversary. Mayor Parker said In his proclamation that Scouting hasasits theme "Scouting rounds a guy out" through which it seeks to challenge a boy's mind and muscle, and give him an opportunity to develop self confidence. •;[, He called on all citizens;Jo recognize the dedicated andlde- voted service being performed for our community by volunteer Scout leaders and expressed appreciation to the Institutions using the Scout program. In Hope there are five Cub Scout Packs, four Boy Scout Troops, and two Explorer po^ts; these units serve over 30Q boys in our 'community each year. tered." ; McNamara acknowledged that while allied forces were able to put down the uprisings, they couldn't stop them from occurring. "These guerrilla type actions can be initiated by a few, and the many can't stop them," McNamara said. "The many can prevent them from succeeding but the many can't stop them from starting, and I think that is exactly what has happened in South Vietnam today." A questioner asked whether the United States will respond to the terrorism by sending more troops. "The commanders haven't asked for men," McNamara replied. "They feel they have adequate strength to meet the situation now and as far into the future as they project." McNamara added; "I don't want to foreclose the possibility of requests in the future, but we have received none to date. While I'm on that, let me simply say we are prepared to send more men tf more are required." The Pentagon chief disclosed that three aircraft carriers—the Enterprise, Ranger and Yorktown—have been dispatched into Korean waters in the wake of the North Korean takeover of the Pueblo. McNamara also revealed that within one hour of the ship's takeover the United Stales switched its secret codes so that "we do know that our worldwide communications were not con> promised," Some of the ship's classified, gear and information may have fallen into enemy hands, but much was destroyed, he incJica> ed, Neither McNamara nor Rusk would say flatly that the vessel never entered North Korea's I2*rn}}e territorial limit, gs claimed by the Communists. But McNamara said between Jan. 10 an 21 the ship was operating with radio silence ''ap propriate to its mission" and jls exact movements during that period would not be known untjj the crew aixi conumnder were released. Rusk said "we cannot be 1,000 per cent sure" the Pueblo d$ not penetrate North Korean waters but he said "we have not a, single scrap of information" to Indicate it did. U the United States obtains facts showing the Pueblo violat? ed territorial waters, "we will inafce those facts available," Rusk promised. 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