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The tragedy of Mm: Hi starts off with »tamtry - ind winds up with a Government! Our Daily Bread , SNCM TRW Of IN cOitOf Am. H. Withteffl Adults Ask for What They Get Q uaint item in last week's news: Hie Associated Press fe* ported from New York, "Hun* dreds Of eighth-grade pupils in a Brooklyn junior high school went on a rampage Friday following iheir demand for better cafeteria food, more freedom, and more dances." : Six policemen rushed to the scene and put down the "demon' stration." . 1 call it "quaint" because it isn't so much news as it is an "editorial—an editorial on the patent fact that much of the trouble adults find thrust upon them Is trouble they have asked for. • Can you Imagine eighth- graders staging a riot when you flnd I were kids? And if we did riot, what would have happened ; when we got home and were confronted by the Old Man? ; The nearest we came to a riot was a street-corner conference over a bad report card we were carrying home. Each kid -wanted the others to accompany : him home, in the delusion that the family wouldn't blow a fuse in the presence of witnesses. It >as ingenious strategy—but it .never worked. Kids may have .been stupid in school but they weren't stupid enough to risk accompanying a pal to the woodshed. The Brooklyn incident revives the -suspicion that there are no "delinquent kids—only delinquent 'parents. -"i The late Heywood Broun once told this story in his "It Seems -to Me" column in the New •York Morning World: It was an after-Christmas morning and> Broun, working on a morning newspaper, was sleep- ^ing late. Buf his small sonh|d "^gotten a toy drum for Christmas, *!*} &e Jad wast Beating it, Brptui heard his wife remonstrate with the lad: / •-..-• "Quit beating that drum," she said. "Why?" asked the little monster. '-^\ '."'.-• •. • -«.. "Because you won't go to Heaven," she replied. Broun groaned, turned over, and snapped, "Why don't you tell him the truth?" "Suppose," said his wife frostily, "you handle it." Broun called the boy over to bedside and commanded: "Stop beating that drum." "Why?" from Junior. "Because," siad Broun, "I'm bigger than you are—and if you don't quit beating that drum I'm going to beat the daylights out of you!" Heywood Broun was a master of the a rt of communication— whether abroad or at home. (fn/on Dues i Deduction • Under Study '• LITTLE ROCK (AP>-Chancellor John T. Jernigan took under advisement Monday a law. suit to force University of Arkansas Medica] Center officials to deduct union dues from the paychecks of union employes at the center, Two unions which represent some of the Med Center's em- ployes contend that Act 113 of 1967 makes it mandatory tor wlon dues to be withheld tor employes who request the de. duct ions, : Med Center officials saidvAet 113 leaves it up to the dis^re. Uon of state officials whether to withhold union dues, Jernigan asked attorneys for both sides to file briefs by Feb. 16, Group to Air flection MEMPHIS (AP) - some soo llpor leaders from Arkansas 3fld five other states were to here May to discuss the national elections, The Committee on BoUU* Education (COPF) is spent §Qfinf the session, !••« f lltf for Mo*oloft!on LITTLE ROCK (AP) - 'BeD, IVM W, Rose of Rogers flle4 MpiJdjy for reflection • to the 4rt8asas House, Rose will be seefcjpg PositiOQ Mo, | to District J, The District oajy Beojtoa Counjy, Printed by Offset city to rtetift your Stir pf« st paw* VOL. «S^(J. 97 - 12 Plflt I89§, 15, 1929 UMIttAS, TKSWY, ftMffflf 6,1S6I Associated Press & Attllt Bttrsia of CircuUtion* At, Net Circulation 6 mos, ertHn* Sept, 30, 1967 -3.21S Itfeft of Cf I «ft ter will dittftr >HKf 10* Travel Tax Means More Red Tape Legislature Receives About Half of Bills Governor Will Offer By JOSEPH fc, COYNE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Congressional approval of Presi- troduced Monday as the special dent Johnson's proposed tax on legislative session got under U*S« travelers abroad would By ED SHEARER Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) - More than half of Gov, Wlnthrop Rockefeller's proposals were In- create a new mountain of federal red tape. But the Treasury Department foresees little undue delay for overseas travelers— and few administrative problems for the government- If it gets some 500 additional workers to help handle the program. As outlined Monday for the House Ways and Means Com* mlttee, the proposed travel tax and cuts in duty-free allowances would generate at least another 12 million pieces of paper yearly for the Customs Service and the Internal Revenue Service. Customs figures it will need another 533 employes through, out the country to handle the increased workload and to tighten the collection of duties It Is now missing because it lacks manpower. There's no estimate as yet of how many additional workers IRS might need although as explained by Treasury experts the travel tax procedures should create no bottleneck at airports or docks. Most traveling; Americans wouldn't be affected by the proposed tax on spending because the Western Hemisphere is exempt. Roughly two-thirds of all U.S. citizens traveling In other countries go to Canda and Mexico... -..' .I...'' . Treasury officials said they count about, t 2.2 million taxable trips yearly:and this will mean another 6.6 million pieces of jr | to^be filled out by indivM- fs and handled by IRS. •& To T&mplf with the proposed** travel tax, t,person^ would be required to file a statement before he leaves the airport listing the amount of money and travelers checks he is carrying with him. He must also file and pay an estimated tax based on the amount he plans, to spend abroad. But Treasury officials said the tax statements can be filled out well in advance of the trip since the forms would be available at post offices and through travel agents. The traveler could merely enclose his check In an envelope to cover his estimated tax and deposit it at the departure point. A similar declaration of pocket money would be filed on return but this could be completed during the air flight or ship passage home, one official said. It also would be dropped in & See TRAVEL TAX On (Page Two) way In a routine manner, There were S4 bills received in the House and 41 In the Senate, with only one measure In each house receiving less than the routine second reading treatment. Sen. Q. Byrum Hurst of Hot Springs objected to the second reading of a bill to remove the 10-year residency requirement from the law setting up qualifications tor the State "Police director. A motion to suspend the rules and read the bill a second time got 21 votes, but needed 24 for adoption. This means action on the measure will be delayed one day. Acting on a bill amending Act 113 of 1967, which exempts some industrial machinery and equipment from the 3 per cent sales and use tax, was deferred in the House on the objection of Rep. Charles Davis of Springdale. Both houses met briefly after the noon opening before going into joint session to hear Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller deliver a 27-mlnute speech In which he urged passage of the bill to make Lynn Davis eligible as State Police director, called for favorable action on measures to allow the electorate to vote on a constitutional convention and set up mechanics for one and asked for the creation of a De' ' partwent of Corrections, Tte governor sp«rt roach <tf his speech defending hlfi "Er* of Excellence" and Itytof * great d*al of the Man*? tor ti* current financial crisis In the state on the 196$ legislature, Rockefeller wts never Inter* rupted by appluase and most of the enthusiasm for him as he entered and left the Houat chamber came from the gallery, The governor said he be« lieved the work on the 83 items could be completed in a week but most of the legislators were prepared to stay at least two. Most of the bills introduced Monday were referred to committees, many of which meet today before the Senate reconvenes at noon and the House at 1 p.m. Three bills setting up the mechanics of a constitutional convention were introduced In the Senate and two in the House* Both houses also received the bill to make Davis eligible. Appropriation bills to defray costs of the special session included one for $95,000 In the House and $76,100 In the Senate. Among the other bills Introduced in both houses were ones to allow first class cities to set up tollway authorities, to permit the Issuance of bonds to build dormitories at the Southwest Vocational-Technical Institute at Camden and to raise the maximum interest rate on certain public bond Issues. House Speaker Sterling R. U.S. Denies Pueblo Reports By JOHN M, HtGHTOWER AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) - Reports persist in diplomatic circles that North Korea specifically told the United States about the operations of the USS Pueblo well before it captured the ship. But U.S. officials, while acknowledging p re-capture pro* tests by North Korea about alt American "spyboat" activities, deny North Korea ever specifically charged th.it the Pueblo was intruding in her territorial waters. About 10 days after the Pueblo began operating In the North Korean area a North Korean spokesman at the Military Armistice Commission In Panmun- Jom denounced the United States for allegedly infiltrating "spyboals" into Korean coastal waters. State Department officials said this allegation did not in any sense constitute a North Korean warning to get the Pueblo away from Korean shores or action would be taken against the vessel. But some diplomatic sources maintain such a warning was given and that the United States hid time to act to withdraw the boat if it had wlsh<yl to avoid a crisis. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamftra asserted on a radio-television broadcast Sunday with Secretary of State Dean U.S. Pays Millions In War S Big Perl Charges on Goods nffanciva • Given to Fgn. Nations j"Srf«L|, News Digest m 2nd Week lonfs Homecoming K $,•&& '^^? 3 * r " w * "'5 /s Delayed CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - The hospital discharge of the only surviving heart transplant patient is being put off "for at least some weeks, maybe a month," his wife reported Monday. Doctors at Groote Schuur Hospital had hoped Philip Blalberg, 58, could go home in mid-February. But on Monday a hospital spokesman announced that fluid has formed again around the patient's transplanted heart, "This Is not giving undue cause for alarm," the spokesman said. "His condition at the moment is satisfactory." Doctors were draining off the fluid with needles inserted into the sac surrounding the heart. Fluid was first reported to have developed nine days after the retired Cape Town dentist was given the heart of a South African mulatto Jan. 2. Cockrlll Jr. of Little Rock told *h»sk that the Pueblo "went un- his colleagues that any resolu- detected by the North Koreans tions introduced in the session tor 10 to 12 days." , should deal ,wlth items Included -The ship was seized by North in the call. V Korean patrol boats on Jan. 23, However," Rep. Bill Wells ol The™have been reports that it Hermitage immediately tatro-'|a*T Ived °p station In the East- ducea » re&hitien to allow the ^nOpartvof the S«a of;Japan Introduction of resolutions on-' ab #Mt Jan. 10. any subject. It will likely'& «M! iWent undetected for 10 or voted on this afternoon. /i? 12 d *y s th « possibility of a specific protest against its presence DICK BARNES Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -. A Senate subcommittee Is prepar* Ing to summon four federal agencies to explain why the government adds millions to the dollar drain each y*ar by paying port charges on American agreemt-nts aro on (he books, The Associated Press learned of the forthcoming investigation as President Johnson asked Congress to tax Amarlcan tourists as one step toward stemming the drain. Johnson asked Congress Monday to tax each traveler going abroad on a rls» ing scaled that would reach 30 per cent of expenditures above $15 per day. An authoritative estimate pegged the government's payments for port charges on food shipped abroad at $7.1 million in fiscal 1967 and climbing rapidly. The General Accounting Office, an agency of Congress, began asking three years ago why the United States was making such payments. Food shipment agreements require that the recipient country make them. A new GAO report says the U.S. agencies are "still working on the problem of how to Identify and disallow charges for Ineligible port charges." An official of the Agency for International Development, one of the executive agencies Involved, confirmed that officials are "groping for a formula, an approximation" of the port charges. There are "all kinds of technical problems," he said. The Senate Foreign Aid expenditures subcommittee headed by Sen, Ernest Gruening, D-Alaska, will call officials from the Stateiand Agriculture Travel Tax on All Over $7 a Day Spent by U.S. Tourists By EDMOND LeBRETON Fowler for three hours, be later Associated Press Writer told a newsman: "It looks as WASHINGTON (AP) -. Presi- though traveling is the only ox dent Johnson's proposed travel to be gored," tax on overseas spending, al« Committee Chairman Wilbur though generating complaints it D - Mils, D«Ark., did not quests discriminatory and impossl- Won Fowler and other admlnis- bly complicated, appears to The House Rules Committee met briefly and planned'to recommend today a change In the rules to prevent any lobbying on the chamber floor. Photographer Is Wounded HUE, Vietnam (AP) - Associated Press photographer Rick Merron, 27, was wounded slightly today while covering the fierce fighting In this ancient Imperial capital of Vietnam. Merron, a native of Jersey City, N.J., and a veteran of three years covering the Vietnam war, suffered a slight shrapnel wound to the right leg. He did not have to be* hospitalized. Merron was slightly wounded in the cheek by a grenade fragment while with the U.S. 1st Infantry Division a year ago. Merron said he was hit while he and a group of U.S. Marines were trying to make their way toward the city jail, Agreement in Detroit New* Strike complicated, appears have powerful support on Capi tol Hill. The House Ways and Means Committee continues hearings today on the proposal" aimed at reducing the U.S. balanse-of. payments deficit by $500,000 a year—with Secretary of the tration witnesses. But he later told an interview er "we will have to do soms* thing" about the tourist contribution to the dollar drain. Travel industry spokesmen at hom? ajri abroad were predicta* bly hostile to the proposals, A New York travel agency of- DETROIT (AP) - The striking Teamsters Union and pubU Ishers of Detroit's two major daily newspapers reached agreement Monday night on a contract expected to p»ve the way toward an end of the 83«day newspaper shutdown, .„ ,. A The pact calls for Increases of welfare Department, Civil De?30 a week in wages and fringe ffO 5 *, 'W* sta « e RehabUUa. • ••*-*• ttoti Service and the Rehabillta. Treasury Hewy H. Fowler once 'fetal, Dick Bryers^&iid thspro more the top administration wit ' J ' " ness. As unveiled Monday by Fowler, the plan graduated of U.S. Western would force "people to be accountants while on vacation." Howard L. Clark, president of would impose a American Express Co., said: "I on the spending think such taxes could lead to travelers outside the retaliation affecting our present Hemisphere-*nothing favorable balance of trade" on the first $7 a day, 15 per cent with many countries, on the next $8 and 30 per cent on Also criticized was the formula for assessing the tax, involv- everythinf above $15. There also would be a 5 per cent excise $ax on ill international air ,fcres |nd on water transportation oytsjcje the Western Hemisphere, plus a 90 per cent reduction in the duty-free privileges on g|fts aflfl goods bought abroad and brought home by travelers. Although Rep, John V, Pyriies of Wisconsin, senior Republican Ways and Means Com- sharply questioned ing^-among other features payment of taxes on estimated expenditures before taking the trip along with filing of tax form.'; upon returning home. Rep. Al Ullnwn, D-Ore., an< other committee member, said the proposals are "so complicated they may be self-defeating." He sa.id the administration should consider % stiff rate, the old pact ( had rejected a such as 30 per cent, on total weekly money package In $200. cemter. benefits over a tbree«year peri od, But the Detroit News and De* trojt Free Press still faced nego* Uations on contracts with 13oth» er unions, and a spokesman said It remains uncertain when the papers could resume pubjlca. tion, Contracts with the other 13 craft unions expired in the inter* im since the Teamsters struck the News at midnight last Nov. 15 and the Free Press suspend* e<j publication two days later in support of the News, The agreement Js subject to ratification by 1,000 Teamster members, No date was stt for a ratification vote. The Teamsters, who earned a base wage of |J50 weekly under tlon Service for the Blind will be Included In the complex along with the health center fa* cOitles, School Drivers Drag Racing REEDSPORT. Ore, (AP) _ Ooe of two school bus drivers arrested last week on drag r»Ct ing charges pleaded guilty and paid a $100 fine. Authorities said both buses had been carrying full loads of homewardtoipd Children. Ed Wellman, 40, of Reedsport, paid his fine Monday. The other driver, Cecil Lane t 59, of Gardit ner, Ore M will appear Wednesday in Municipal Court, Police said the two drove their buses side by side on lf.S, lOlj each trying to pull ahead of the other, on Jan. 20, officials say, would be quite small In vU»w of the time taken for Information to be processed through governments. The State Department bases its denial of any warning about the Pueblo,' however, on Its statement that a study of North Korean accusations at the time never referred to the Pueblo In any way. McNamara and Rusk said Sunday they could not absolute* ly rule out the possibility that the Pueblo, while It was on radio silence for about 10 days or more, might have gotten inside the 12-mile sea limit set by North Korea. But they Insisted it was not supposed to and that they had no evidence whatever that it had. $2.2 Million U.S. Loan to State College JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Sen. John L. McClellan, D-Ark., informed Jonesboro and Arkansas State University officials Monday that a $2.25 million loan to finance a regional health center here had been approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, A $2 million bond issue spon* sored by ASU and state and local funds will make up the re. malnder of the $4,874,830 cost, Services of the Education Department, Health Department, See U.;S.fPAYS On (Page Two) C/fnic Here for Crippled Children The Crippled Children's Division of the Department of Public Welfare will hold a diagnostic and check up clinic on Thursday, February 8, 1968 in the Health Unit. Children who have been Invited to this clinic may register between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. In the Armory. Examining clinicians are: Dr. Charles G. Smith, Orthopedic Surgeon, and Dr. Botty Lowe, Pediatrician, of Texarkana. The Orthopedic Nursing consultant Is Mrs. Rubye Hliiklc from the Department of Public Welfare, Uttle Rock, Arkansas. Volunteers are: Max G. Kitchens, PHN, Prescott, Mrs. Elaine Hoclscher, PHN, Nashville, Mrs. Delphlne Lester, PHN, Lewlsville, Mrs, Bob Turner, R, N,, Hope, Mrs. Arch Wylle, Mrs. Pod Rogers, Mrs, Syd McMath, Mrs. Bernlce Bain, Martha*Thompson, and Mrs, Lee Still. Allied troops battle Red (brew In the devastated street* of Saigon and HIM us the biggest enemy offensive of the w«r enters Us second w>ek. Thousand? of refugees, loaded down with household utensils and clothing, clog the streets of Saigon as they flee their homes. The South Korean government complains official!^ about U.S, negotiations with North Korea and threatens to take Independent action. WASHINGTON A Senate subcommittee prepares to summon tour government agencies to explain why they are paying port charges on shipments of U.S. food abroad. The practice added $7.1 million to the dollar drain in 1067. President Johnson's proposed 'travel tax on overseas spending appears to have powerful support on Capitol Hill. POLITICS Richard M. Nixon says the April primary In Wisconsin will be the nation's first major test on the Johnson Administration's farm policy. Gov. George Romney says he still has the support of Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller even though Rockefeller's presidential ratings aro rising. NATIONAL The wife jif r an American physicist suggested that n fearful Soviet scientist sock help from an American Embassy, her rathe r-ln-law s«ys, but ho never heard >of her working for the CIA, as qjharged by Izveatin. '•\ A fwspltiu employes union counters a |Ity move to have Its members remove trash at 71 New York; hospitals as sanita- '$$&:&#$ <!0httntt8 their stjjkejn; doflBncfcof the courts. INTERNATIONAL The 10th Winter Olympics opens with colorful ceremonies and some last-minute squabbles. War Claims 3 Arkansans By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP>- Three Arkansans were among tho 149 servicemen listed by the Defense Department Monday as killed in action In Vietnam. They were Army Cpl. Imm!0 P. Wall of Montlcello; Army Spec. 4 Carey C. Anthony of Marlanna, and Marine Pfc. Wallace J. Roather Jr. of Conway. Accident Claims Man's Life WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) — A one-car accident Monday about 15 miles west of here on Interstate 55 has claimed the life gf Tommy Olen Laughinghouse, 24, of Trumann. Stato Police said the victim apparently lost control of his car and struck a bridge. All Around Town By The Star Stiff A newly organized Junior High Science Club will meet at noon Friday In the school with thefac* ulty adviser, James Hardin, todfe- monstrate the use of the $1,000 worth of equipment on loan to the school by the Atomic Energy Commission. . .The 22 members of the club, which meets every other Friday, must have a "B" average and show an interest in science to belong. , .They hw elected the following officers: president, Ben Downs; vice- president, Ricky Clark; s&c- retary, Paula ifcCJellan; treasurer, Jim Browning; reporter, Billy ToJleson; assistant reporter, Barbara Jackson. KXAR has a couple of interesting programs slated for tonight...at 6:30 actor Walter Brennan will give his famous talk, "He's Your Uncle, Not Your Dad" and this will t* followtd by the Arkansas-Texas Tech basketball game at 7:H P n». Chamber of Commerce Board meeting will tfc held at thi- Cof C office at 7:30 o'clock tonight. Persons frojR Hfeinpstead County listed in AlUtrd House's Who Is Who in Arkansas for 1968 Include THOHWS C, Cranford, John B. Gardner, Ben J. Owen, James H. PUklnton, all of Hope... Dolphus Whitten of Hope a«i Oklahoma City,. Major (k-nerai Harry J. Lemley of Hope arrl Ft. Lt-avenworth, Kan., Ira W. Herbert of Hope and Ruston, la., Major Joe C. Lambert of Washington, Arkansas arid Washington D. C.,,,copifcs arfc available only from the publisher at Box 3281, Little Rock, 72207, A Country Music Jamboree will be held Saturday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Patmos Schwl auditorium featuring the Rainbow Melodies, th« Beavers, Westerners and a special band, the Country Boys from Hope...there's no admission and everyone is invitwJ, says Mrs. Alfred Vines of Patrnos Rt; 1. David Porterfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pol Porterfieldo/Hope, has joined the Mineral Springs Highway 67. school faculty,.. H* Is a Hope High The youth and Htndtrso/} State grad- leg, bruits. By GEORGE Asso«tat«d Press Writer WtGON (AP) - Attack and counterattack widened devastation across South Vietnam today a* the Communists punnet! their biggest offensive of the war Inter its second week* Red troops bat* tied on against superior allied flro power In Saigon; gnva ground In Hue. U.S. Marines recaptured th« Thwa Thlen Province headquar- tern building In Hue, tfi* old Imperial capital, and their South Vietnamese allies narrowed Communist holdings In Hue's bomb-blflsted walled Citadel across* th« Perfume River, Only one wall of the Citadel **$ reported to remain In Red hands. At some points elsewhere the enemy, though by Saigon count losing men at tho rate of U to 1 for the allies, appeared to be outmanouving government troops. Urge sections o( Saigon and Hue lay In smouldering ruins, and towering columns of smoke rose into the sunny skies as South Vietnamese dlvc-boralv ers, U.S. helicopter gunshlps, artillery and tanks blasted away at Communist troops In scattered sections. Tons of thousands of terrified civilians streamed from shucks and huts In Saigon with what meager belongings thuy could carry, swelling th* number of homeless to staggering proportions. Already nearly 200,000 refugees are reported, 58,000 In SsUgon and Its suburbs, and tho total 10 expected to datable or triple when all reports ar#ln. From the northern sector of South Vietnam came reports of fresh mortar and ground at, ttijks^, government; district headquarters and army units Along a wide arc around Da Nang. On Nang, South Vietnam's second largest city, was placed on "Alert Two," mean- Ing an attack is probable. U.S. headquarters said elements of tho 2nd North Vietnamese Division were between Da Nang and Hoi An, a provincial capital 15 miles to the south. "Which way they will go wo don't know. It has a potential of some magnitude," a spokesman said. Tho air war against North Vietnam, overshadowed tor a week by the Communist offensive against South Vietnamese cltlos and towns, returned to tho headlines with a U.S. announcement that an American Thun- derchlef jet and a North Vietnamese MIGEl wore shot dowa In aerial duels northwest of Hanoi Monday. Johnston Plan Would Prof act Consumers WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson, proclaiming % goal of assuring the consumer "a (air and honest exchange for his hard-earned dollar," sent Congress today a new eight* point consumer protection pro* gram. In his special message, Johnson proposed new laws to set up federal and state Inspection of fish, provide 6jr state Inspection of poultry, acquire new safe» guards against hazardous radiation from television sets and other equipment and put new teeth Into safeguards against home Improvement and other sales frauds, Child Hit iy Car on Highway 61 David Powell, 7, sou of Mr, and Mrs. HUiery Powell, was paia/vlly Injured this mornliK when struck down by an auto drf^ ven by Hoda Ward of Texarkaflg near Perry's Truck Stop cast QJJ assistant football coach, possibly Robert suffered a He is not will teach history and der«i in a critical coojition^ physical education and will be the Investigating State the t#y to track and basketball ht was a star halfback (or the Bobcats. said onto the highway into tb« of the car which bj4 to a stop before fritting

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