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flUtft ObltuarU* w, L. W, L. iMtfc, age §0, of Ben* teti, formerly of the Blevlns area, died ftfesday afternoon ift a Settlon Hospital, Survivors Include his wife Naney Leftte; two daughters, Mrs. Leo Hulsiser of Benlon, Mrs. Elsie Cullihs of Florida, two sons, Rufus of Indiana, 0. V. of Oklahoma; one brother, Bert, of California and Robert Maney, a grandson of Mope. Funeral services were held Thursday in Benton with graveside services in Marlbrook Cemetery near Blevins. Ashby Funeral home officiated. MARTtN R, WOOD Preseott- Martin nay Wood, 54, of Prescott, died Wednes* day, He was a Baptist. Survirjg are his wife, Mrs, Vef * nell Burkett Wood; two daughters, Mrs, W. B, McKee of Tex« as, Linda Sue Wood of Pres« cottj a brother, Billy Wood of Hope; two sisters, Mrs. Amos McBrtde and Mrs, Clifton White, both of Prescott, Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Park Baptist Church. Burial by Cornish in CaneyCeme* Burial by Cornish in Caney Cemetery, PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Dr. Daniel A. Poling, 83, a former editor of the Christian Herald, died of pneumonia Wednesday at University Hospital. An ordained Baptist minister, Dr. Poling also was a founder of the Chapel of the Four Chaplains, an Interdenominational house of worship in Philadelphia. CINCINNATI (AP) - Rabbi Eliezer Silver, honorary president of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada, died Wednesday. He was 86. WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) Robert R, Tincher, 59 president of Cowles Florida Broadcasting, Inc., and a veteran broadcaster, died Wednesday of a heart ailment. MOSCOW (AP) - Soviet film director Ivan A. Pyryev, 66, died Wednesday. He was a repeated winner of top film awards in his country. Thinks U.S. Could Have Prevented War By GARVEN HUDGINS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The veteran American diplomat who •was deputy chief of mission in Cairo when the Israeli-Arab war' erupted last June says political timidity in Washington kept the United States from taking steps that might have prevented the war. He is David G. Nes, whose resignation from the U.S. Foreign Service was revealed Monday. Nes, who had 26 years with the service, said he resigned because he became convinced that President Gamal Abdel Nasser's decision to close the Gulf of Aqaba to Israeli shipping ultimately led to the war. "We warned Washington from Cairo that Nasser felt he was being pushed into a corner," Nes said, "and we predicted that he would lash out, V'e recommended some kind of gesture from Washington which would assure Nasser that we were not hostile, but this recommendation was ignored, "Nobody in Washington was willing to take the political risk Involved in doing anything for Egypt, Nobody wanted to be accused of helping Nasser, This was true at all levels— the State Department, the Congress and. the White House," Nes, along with 576 other Americans, was expelled from Egypt last June after the Egyptians accused the United States of participating In the war on Israeli's side- a charge the United States denied, Immediately after his expul* sjon, Nes charged the State Pe» partment had refused to heed, warnings from its Cairo embas* sy on the gravity of the Middle East situation, The State Department denied this accusation, Later, at a news conference. Nes told, this reporter he is convinced Nasser's decisions to expel United Nations troops from th Gaza S t r i p« to dispatch 80,000 Egyptian soldiers to the Sinai Pesert on Israel from ac, cess to the Qujf of Atjaba, aU were bgsecj OR Syrian and Soviet <'Tnese reports," Nes said, ^warned of Israeli troop build., ups on the SyrtW frontier, We advised the "tgyptlaa Foreign Ministry tnal; PJJ ifie bs$j§ of our own intelligence there w|s no truth to tftesfi <tt«tat*t of m§ Si LOOKING BACK (Prom Page 1) ywi esold fce bfetty mn tfiat, fl held, the Wfitehls it least te forth mts the wrapping. If you were a Midwestern R6» man Catholic, the most predict* able thing in your lite *fis what would be on the table for dinner on Friday night- canned salmon one week, macaroni and eheese the next, After making fi house call and being paid his $3, the doctor al» ways paused In the kitchen for A cup of warmed over coffee and inquired by name after the health of every member of the family, Those were the daysl Re« member? to Idlfor • PRAISES PUBLICITY Editor The Star; The Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce join me in express* ing our appreciation to you and your organization for providing excellent publicity for our an- excellent publicity for our annual meeting and banquet held last Thursday evening. This was, by far, the largest and best banquet we have ever held and it could not have been done without the able assistance of so many local individuals and organizations. Sincerely yours, GuyGrlgg President Ex-Member of Board Also Had Trouble By PETE YOUNG Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Twc unexpected observers turned up at an open meeting of the state Prison Board Wednesday. 0. E. Bishop, former prison superintendent, and Grady Woolley, former Prison Board member, both of El Dorado, stopped by "out of curiosity." Woolley, who opposed the appointment of Thomas 0. Murton as prison superintendent, said he was in Little Rock to appear before the Arkansas Senate when prison legislation Is introduced. Bishop, who was replaced by Murton at Cummins Prison Farm, said he was in Little Rock *on' business but declined to say what it was. "I've Just been piddling around my home and enjoying being away from the prison," Bishop said. "I usually come to Little Rock once a month." Both seemed amused at the apparent dissension between- Murton and Prison Board Chairman John Haley of Little Rock. It was Haley who fought Woolley and other previous board members over the appointment of Murton. Bishop's pet peeve as superintendent had been having to spend so much time explaining to the administration what was going on at the prison "so they could run it in Little Rock." "Apparently, Mr. Murton doesn't like it either," Bishop said. Woolley said he understood Scott and Murton were both on their way out of the Rockefeller fold, and not by choice. Bishop said he was glad he was no longer at the helm of the penal system, "If you stay on top of the job, It's like being sentenced yourself," Bishop said, "I've served my two years." Both said the three skeletons found Jan, 29 in unmarked graves at Cummins were buried in a paupers cemetery, Prison officials say the cemetery might contain as many as 100 bodies, possibly of murdered inmates, and that, there is a possibility of a third graveyard, Woolley said he had always heard of a second cemetery, but denied the existence of a third, Bishop said, however, that there could be bodies buried over the levy some place, "byt I'm not really sure." Technically Bishop is still on the prison payroll and. will re. main there until Feb. 28 under an agreement when he resigned that lie would be paid, the equivalent of one month's superintendent's salary for ac* cured annual leave. VSf *W ?^P ^^T 1(5f IB? TFff ^Hff ^ffP then that the Efyptlaijs refused to believe us and. were con* vlnced ve were covering up for Israel, "If we had, been able to dem* onstrate to Nasser tnst we were not hostile to him, I believe we roi$nt have been ibl? to djs, syade him from Hie notions which led to war $04 we raigh£ have been |ble to prevent the conflict, 11 Largest creature eyer to Jive on earth is thp fejyj while- MtlltrWili JNsfffi From SMft JW'ct LffflE ROCK (AP)-/Stale Police Director C*ri L, Miller told Oov, Wtolhrbp Rockefeller today that he was resigning effective no later than March I, Miller, in a letter to the gov« ernor, said, "I wish ftow to stale that my Intentions are to retire as soon as you may name my replacement but under no circumstances later than March I." Miller told the governor that in previous discussions with him he had mentioned an opporlunl« ty In another endeavor In which he was Interested. He did not elaborate, He said he was grateful for the opportunity of serving as director and that he felt sure the department would continue to make progress toward being a professional organization and "the best State Police force in the nation," Miller became director last December after the state Supreme Court ruled that Lynn A. Davis was not eligible to serve as director because he had not lived in Arkansas the 10 years before Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller appointed him last July. Miller was not Immediately available for comment. Davis, who was a visitor in the governor office at the time that Miller's letter of resignation was released to news media, was asked what would happen in the State Police if the legislature refuses to make Davis eligible for the job. "I guess they'll have to Just find somebody else." Miller had said when he took the job that he considered it a temporary assignment, Rockefeller Is trying to get a bill through the special session of the General Assembly that would qualify Davis for the job. Davis currently is the governor's consultant on highway safety. Committee Recommends Convention LITTLE ROCK (A.P) - A Senate 1 comrnlttee, ^expressejtl preference itoday'.fbrj the state Legislative Council's constitutional convention bill while » House committee decided to let the issue be fought out on the floor. The Senate Constitutional Amendments Committee put a "do pass" recommendation on the council bill and sent a'bill- drawn by the Constitutional Re-, vision Study Commission back to the Senate without recommendation. The House Judiciary Committee voted "do pass" on both bills and still another, a measure drawn up by a special committee appointed by House Speaker Sterling Cockrlll Jr. of Little Rock. Rep. Harry CoUy of Magnolia, chairman of the House committee, explained before his committee voted on the bill that the committee had only two choices, "do pass" or killing a bill with a "do not pass" recommendation. House rules prevent sending out a bill without recommendation, "Let It be fought out on the floor out there," said Rep. Chad Currett of El Dorado, Murton Gets Go-ahead on Gravedigging By TOMMY YATES Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) - State Prison Supt, Thomas 0, Mur» ton, gjven a free hand Wednes. day by the state Prison Board to dig for more bodies In yn« marked graves at both Cum» mins and Tucker Prison Farms, sa4d he was "going ahead twd bring them all up," Mwrtpn said that before djgg. Ing woyld begin he wpujcj follow the board's recommendation to first establish pauper ?eme« terits at both prisons fer re» burial purposes, FOflEIGN AID (From Page 1) secure" amid widespread ju»er, aey. malnutrition HMJ disease, "U most men can iPOfe fcr» ward to nothing more tngn a lifetime of bsc^breafcinf tett which only preserves their mis, ery, violence wJU always beck* oj>, freedom wQi ever be under seige! 1 ' he sai<J, "Foreign aid serves oyr na» tlona} interest," ae sai^ "it ex. presses our basic iwiraaajty, Jt may npt ajways b« pppujir, ferf Spms cojjfressmej; who BUTTONED-UP ., soldier ha* just his eyes showing as he stands guard outside the presidential residence in Helsinki. Homemokers Told How to Improve Hempstead County Extension Homemakers club officers heard suggestions last week for direct* (From Page 1) wants desperately to flfrt a way to resolve international prob- letns without going to War, 0. What does the public wlht to do in Vietnam? • , ' A. rirst, only a small number just want to pull out tomorrow. On the other hand, th.it small group Is balanced by about the samm number of people who would errl the war by starting to drop nuclear bombs, the views of the great majority of the people fall in between these two ex. tremes. A few months ago, w« submitted seven different proposals that had been presented for resolving the war. The one most Widely supported (by 11 per cent of the people) is one that Would have our Army officers start doing a job of really train- Ing the South Vietnamese, bringing them -jp to fighting level, then phasing out our own operations. Within a period of time, they would be carrying - Jj^ £ "^st fW? ^ r or , ater JJJ £ be ad ted> We can>t forever and prop them up. It's Hot All Heed-knocking Lawmakers ,«m n0 programs in ,1068. met in the Extension office con- WlTon Mullins, County „ f turni over lhe whole rob , efn to the Unlted NationS( Director, to open the leadership training. Mrs. Graham challenged the homemaker leaders to use resources available to them to improve homes and communities. She described the Extension Homemaker program as a unique educational program offering up-to-date reliable Information on most any subject. Mary Anita Laseter, Hope Star Feature Writer and of KXAR Between Us Girls, encouraged the E. H. Public Information Chairmen to share news about their program of learning and advised on techniques of news writing and radio broadcasting^ Mrs. Verner McMurtrey, past E. H. president, discussed the responsibilities of the club presidents and suggestions for club Improvement. Mrs. James Ellis, County E. H, Vice-President, described this officer responsibility as that for good organized programs and promoting -.expanded membership to include those homemakers needing programs. " '•',. : s "i 1 . , „ ..Mrs* LylCAJ.le.ntCounty Ei H. .Secretary-Treasurer^en^ouca^- ed club secretaries to/give satis^ faction to the ^organization through more efficient and : effective service. Mrs. Allen inspired the group with a devotion to begin everything with God's Leadership. Mrs. Graham assisted with a training conference in Prescott last Thursday for the Nevada County E. H. officers. Explosion in Chicago Kills Five is more practical - to Union Pacific Hew Target of Rail Union By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Union Pacific Railroad is the latest target for the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen in seeking larger train crews through strikes and a court order, A decision was expected in Lincoln, Neb., today on a brotherhood request for a temporary restraining order against Union Pacific's plan to reduce train crews. Attorney Jack Bardgett of St. Louis. Mb., said if the order is not granted in U.S. District Court, the union would have no choice but to withdraw its members from work. The union struck Missouri Pacific and Texas & Pacific lines Monday night and extended the strike to the seaboard coast line Tuesday. > ,'•'• ' .At -MOPAC headquarters in St. Louis, Public Relations Director Harry Hammer said the •Ltmr ftdcMAp) - A gtelftHve session is ftol all wof* and he9d*kfwektng as Arkansas lawmakers learned Wednesday night at a party given for them by the city of sprfftgdale, the atmosphere was so con* vlvM that dov. Winthrop Rock* efeller shook hands and exchanged pleasantries with a man who might oppose him thfs year, insurance company executive Frank Whitbeck. Music by two hillbilly bands and Jokes by Sprtngdale Mayor Park Phillips kept the tegisla- tors entertained after a dinner of smothered chicken and rice, this was the second legislative party held by" Springdale and the Springdale Chamber of Commerce and members of a. delegation of 100 which came from Northwest Arkansas for the event said they hope it becomes a legislative tradition. The first party was held during the 1967 regular session. The Skunk Holler Gang, a Springdale group, and the Bald Knobbers of Branson, Mo., did the picking and singing, leading Rockefeller to remark, "This cultural stimulation will carry me through days and days, I'm sure." At a social hour preceding the dinner, Rockefeller shook hands with two old political foes, Conway County Sheriff Marl in Hawkins and former Perry County Rep. Paul Van Dalsem, and he quipped, "It's like old home week." The mood of the crowd was demonstrated when Phillips got rousing applause simply for say- .ing that he would not talk for 35 minutes. In a touch of topical humor, Strawberry Terry, lead singer for the Skunk Holler Gang, said his group didn't work regularly but that It had an offer to play every Saturday night at a big farm owned by a fellow named Cummins and another offer from a farmer named Tucker. Legislators, some of who have expressed outrage at the recent announcement that dances would be held at the state prison farms, roared with laughter. union was attempting to drag a red. herring, the safety issue, through the dialogue sWrourid- ing the strike. SEBGEANf WITH (Prom Page 1) to $6J66 fast before I *'fU&res yo« ft little at first, but f tote* I had to operate normally Demise If the villagers saw ybti *ere afraid, you would lose theif respect," he sftid, While rewards for village leaders and American personnel are not uncommon, the amount on Murrel was considered ex* tremely high* Back home, Mutrel maintains that pacification programs similar to the one at Tuy Loan are the real keys to victory in Vietnam "although, of Course, the field action is necessary too," As for being ft Negro, Murrel said "You know, that was never discussed In our platoon. We just hung together in a dangerous situation and there was no prejudice," He said he disagreed with an» tiwar demonstrators but said that they had a right to their views and that reports of their activities had never hurt morale in Vietnam. "That's one of the reasons I was fighting, to protect their freedom to demonstrate." Woman Kills 5 of Family, Ruled Insane CORDELE, Ga. (AP) - Janie Lou Gtbbs has been declared insane after she admitted killing five members of her family with arsenic. Mrs, Gibbs, 35, showed no emotion Wednesday as the Superior Court jury's verdict was read. A psychiatrist said the plump matron had explained the deaths by speaking of a need "to do something in a compulsive manner which she could not explain." "The jury deliberated 40 minutes before committing Mrs. Gibbs to a state mental hospital, thus ruling out a murder trial on a charge of killing her son, 19-year-old Roger Gibbs, with several milligrams of arsenic. But the young grandmother could face trial on the charges in the future If ever judged sane. Two other sons, a grandson and the accused woman's husband, died within the past two years. The psychiatrist, Dr. Allen .Turner of Albany, Ga., said in "• the'-rdporNMrs; Gibbs• suffered "fro'm 'a' typ'e of schizophrenia/ and that life and death had no normal meaning for her. Weather Exper im§nt Sta. tfon report for S4< hours ertdlr^ at 7 cum, Thursday, Hfgh 49, Low 19, Fore&st By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ARKANSAS - Fair and not much change In temperatures through Friday, Low tonight near 20 northeast to low. 3o s Weather Elsewhere! The Weather Elsewhere By THE ASSOCIATED P£ES; High Low Pr Albany, cloudy 32 12 Albuquerque, cloudy 54 35, Atlanta, cloudy 50 27 Bismarck, clear 33 9,' Boise, clear 46 ti Boston, snow 34 20 Buffalo, clear 31 is Chicago, cloudy 32 26 Cincinnati, clear 50 29 Cleveland, cloudy 49 28 Denver, cloudy 58 23 Des Moines, clear 32 14 Detroit, cloudy 41 23 Fairbanks, cloudy 9 .2 Fort Worth, clear 52 29 Helena, fog 26 16 Honolulu, clear 81 65 Jacksonville, cloudy 65 34 Juneau, cloudy 45 38 r Kansas City, Clear 40 18 Los Angeles, clear 72 53 Louisville, cloudy 38 32 Memphis, cloudy 45 31 Miami, cloudy 69 51 Milwaukee, snow 27 23 Mpls.-St.P., clear 24 8 New Orleans, clear 58 33 New York, cloudy 40 22 Okla. City, clear 46 27 Omaha, clear 38 19 Philadelphia, cloudy 4 4 31 Phoenix, cloudy 77 46 Pittsburgh, cloudy 46 21 Ptlnd, Me., cloudy 29 14 Ptlnd, Ore., clear 57 34 Rapid City, clear 47 26 Richmond, cloudy 45 35 St. Louis, cloudy 30 23 Salt Lk. City, clear 49 23 San Diego, clear 66 52 San Fran., cloudy 58 51 Seattle, clear 60 34 Tampa, cloudy 66 48 Washington, cloudy 46 33 Winnipeg, cloudy 13 7 (-Trace) Old Custom The custom of wearing wigs is very old. Egyptian mummies have >beeri found with them and we-also know that the ancient Greeks and Romans wore them. ONE STOP ByD. M. KRFISHER Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) - Fire and a series of explosions ripped a sausage factory Wednesday kill- Ing five persons and injuring 78. Two persons were reported missing and were feared burled in the rubble. They are Roy R. Laldly, 61, company president, and an unidentified woman em- ploye. Three of the dead and 18 of the Injured were firemen who were fighting the blaze when the main explosion shattered the building, A policeman said the blast hurled bodies of firemen and workers across a street,' "People were running, falling, screaming everywhere,' 1 said Frank Shear, '58. general manager of the plant, "You could see bodies going up in the air," A bystander, Charles Pep» pers. 23, salcj he saw a boy. about 10, with a badly cut face run out of a damaged house across the street from the factory« " 'Help me, mister, help me I 1 the kid was screaming," Pep« pers said, "i lifted him over a fence but he ran away and I couldn't catch him," Windows were shattered Jn, buildings and oars a block from the Micklebarry Sausage Co f , }o* gated on the South Side, neap the International Amphitheatre, Cars parked on streets a{ongthe b«ijdinf and in a used car tot across the street were by the debris, :AU FIRE CASUALTY BLUE CROSS- BLUE SHIELD CROP-HAIL ** (STOP) T— i~S Wouldn't if be nice if you could stop one place for all your insurance? Well, you can. Farm Bureau has insurance protection for your life, your property and your health in the State's largest group in Blue Cross-Blue Shield. One man-your Farm Bureau agent-can serve you with all your insurance needs. He has computers available that compute as fast as any company, and he goes to school to keep up with insurance advancements ... but most important, he is trained to fill farmers' needs. You have to get up early to get ahead of your Farm Bureau agent." r.. Why riot give this one-stop insurance program a try? jphnson's aid fibres in his budget message last month, have already sai4 they intend to eyt again. Rising federal spend* ing, the dollar drain, criticism oflhe administration's Vietnam policy and demands for more outlays for social welfare ft home have added to pressure for reducing the ovfrseas pros Hempstead County Farm Bureau JOIN TODAY!

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