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Hope, Arkansas
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The tragedy of MM: He starts off with i Our Daily Bread !s up with a Government! Star Printed by Offset City 8&mt ifitfii tf fw itt to fte«ffi tefeM or tf 5 p.m. i aft (if *m SNett TMfi 19 f hi f ft* Alu M« WisMwffl Sprint Postponed Jet Timing Korean Note VOL 69-1 Sttf of Hop*, 1899, Press 1921 Coftsolldated Jutttttf 18, 1929 M an is a forward-looking animal, but Old Mother Mature is always turning Youth on Bike Killed by Motorist Jerry Wayne Browfl, 15, of equipment under Spring was just to start cutting grass. But the 'mercury dropped to 19 this morning-'and I'm back in a wool shirt, "';, All things are relative as modern Invention compresses our measurement of time. You have Prankie Bfown. Young Brown and a companion, Ronnie Thompson, were riding bikes enroute to the Thompson home, An auto driven by Ralph Byers, 19, struck the bike, to. a'schedule^usay,™ How late is wa / lmpalred by the .running late. .""late"? It used to be a loose definition, but the schedule has ; tightened up. ;„ Back yonder when men traveled on foot or horseback you Weren't "late" getting to your destination providing you arrived at all, predators and Indians permitting. . '.The railroad speeded things up. You scheduled a 12-hour trip to .Chicago, and being an hour late .wasn't of much importance. - But today Time is compressed fantastically, and "late" takes on new meaning. The Jetliner goes to Chicago in 2 hours—and there's more hullaballo about being 1 minute late than over a )nalter of hours or days in yesteryear. '"In writing yesterday's piece about potential "good breaks" for America in the troubled Far 'Hast; I overlooked in my notes perhaps the best example of all. ..And that is: While the world Is criticizing us for attempting to set up an independent self- governing regime in South Vietnam we have proof in South Korea that bur policy is sound and successful. AnieHcan intervention in Kofea a decade and a half ago has produced an Independent, self-,, reliant government with a native army willing and able to defend South Korea. The Koreans- who have joined us on the Vietnam front are reputed to be the best fighters there next to our own GIs. In the long run this speaks well for American policy in Vietnam and all Southeast Asia—one undisputed fact in a welter of controversy. magnolia Choir to Sing Here his view lights of an oncoming car and he didn't see either boy. Thompson managed to get off the highway. Hempstead Coroner J. T. Honeycutt ruled that death was unavoidable. No charges were filed. The investigation was carried out by State Policeman Robert Neel. He is survived by his parents, Franklin W. Brown, his mother, Amlla M. Brown; three brothers, Franklin L/ee, Tommy Joe, and Billy Ray Brown; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Brown and Louie Richardson of Dallas. Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Oakcrest Chapel, Burial in Centerville Cemetery. The Rev. Harley Sisson will officiate. Oakcrest Funeral home is In charge of arrangements. Another Cold Front Is Moving in By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Another surge of cold air is moving out of Canada today and Is expected to reinforce the cool, dry air mass already over Arkansas by Friday. The U. S. Weather Bureau said today Arkansas could expect mostly sunny days and clear nights, but that temperatures would remain rather cool. Low temperatures reported around the state this morning ranged from 16 degrees at Fayetteville to 27 at Pine Bluff. High temperatures Wednesday ranged from 34 at Walnut Ridge to 50 at Texarkana. No rainfall was reported In the 24-hour period ending at 6 a.m. today, but light snow was reported early this morning in Northwest Arkansas. Johitton Rftbulttt ••p* Atafftliowft LITTLE ROCK (APJ - AN kftnsas* 1966 Democratic gubernatorial nominee, Jim Johnson, Wednesday f e b a k e d Rep, Chores Mifthews of North Little Rock for remarks made Tuesday by Matthews In Port Smith. Matthews said Democrats had no choice but to go along with Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller In 1966 because electing Jim John* son "would put Arkansas Into a limbo." "fro not going to answer to that little ole boy," Johnson said. Davis Bill Snagged by Amendments By ED SHEARER Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller refused Wednesday to compromise on his desire to have a special legislative session make Lynn A. Davis immediately eligible to serve again as State Police director. The House State Agencies Committee greeted the governor's stand by attaching an amendment to a bill which would make Davis eligible in mid-July and sending it out with a "do pass as amended" recommendation. Meanwhile the Senate Judiciary Committee sent its Davis bill back without recommendation or amendment but six senators were prepared to present amendments which would prevent Davis from taking the position immediately. ,,„, In other action, the House surprisingly passed without opposition a bill modifying Act 113 of 1967, the controversial measure that exempts some ln-r dustrial machinery .and equipment from the 3 percent sales and use tax. • The House also passed a bill merging the four existing training schools and their boards and a bill to allow Texarkana to levy a one per cent sales tax with approval In a local option election. The Senate spent about two hours wrangling over a bill that would reimburse Rockefeller's contingency fund for $125,000 he advanced for an Arkansas exhibit at this year's HemlsFalr in San Antonio. Tex. HOft AKXAMAS TWtSOAY, KSMRY 8,1968 ^^^^^^^^.^^^^^^y^^y^^j^Jj^y^jj^J^Ij^j^g^jj 1 *•-"-'-- •< - . • -• — <™«t ......"-. Foreign Aid Bill to Mcmbert A*seelaf«J J»f M* * Audit Bur«on « At, Net ClfcuUllon 6 mos. cntlthjt Stpt, 30, 1961 - Tough Sergeant With $6,300 Price Tag on His Head Still Wanted by Cong WASHINGTON dent Johnson asked Congress today for $3 billion in foreign aid, including t special $100 million in immediate military assistance for South Korea, 4 Saying threats against South Korea from the North cull tor strengthened defenses of "this steadfast ally, 0 Johnson said the $100 million would be used for planes, antiaircraft equip* ment, naval radar, patrol craf| ammunition and other supplies, Seoul has asked the United States for added American help since recent Communist incursions across her border. In his message to Congress to* day, Johnson did not mention North Korea's seizure of the U.S. intelligence ship Pueblo and its 83-man crew. The presidential request for foreign aid in the fiscal year starting next July 1 came to $2.9 billion— $2.5 billion In economic assistance and $420 million tor military aid. Another $120 million in arms aid will be sought through separate legislation. "The programs I propose today are as important and as essential to the security of this nation as our military defenses," Johnson said. But there were advance indications of more trouble for the big aid bill on Capitol Hill. Congress chopped nearly $1 billion from the $3.2 billion arms^conomic assistance Johnson sought for the current fiscal year. His new request is about $750 million.more than what the lawmakers were willing to hand- him last year for the overseas program. /:. . : , Johnson contended the billions for 'helping less developed cpun^T tries around the world are needed because "peace will never be By HERBERT G, PELKEY Associated Press Writer SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) ment "to halt communism." "The South Vietnamese need a boost, and the Americans are Melvin Murrel, the " Black Ser« the people to give It to them," geant of Tuy Loan" who had ft he says, $6,300 price put on his head by the Viet Cong, is back hom&-> stilt a wanted man. This time, by private, civic and service organizations that have besieged the Marine hero with requests to speak to them of his experiences in Vietnam. "It has kept me pretty busy and I still am a little up in the air about the future," says the tall Negro who was discharged lest month after two tours of duty In the Southeast Asian country. Murrel, who less than two months ago faced a daily diet of combat, terror, hardship and little sleep, has found his early days as a civilian safer but just as hectic. Since his discharge, he has married his high school sweetheart, corresponded with Marines and Vietnamese villagers, the State Department, colleges and spoken to numerous gatherings. "I Just haven't had time to sort It all out," he sald« "I have thought of going back In some civilian capacity, possibly with the U.S. AID mission, but my immediate plans are for college. I'd like to get a political science degree. Then I could be of more help." At meetings, the man known to tho enemy as "Tung-stden" "If we sell out the Vietnamese, the United states will lose all it has gained in Asia, in the Philippines, in Japan, in Laos, everywhere, because the Asians will know that the United States is only a paper Hgef." Murrel, 21, is the youngest of six children of Mrs. EulFa Mai Smith ind the late Sydney Smith of Syracuse. Born Melvin Murrel Smith, he said he legally changed his name "for no special reason" when he enlisted in 1964 following graduation from Nottingham High School* The twice-wounded Leatherneck said he volunteered to go back to Vietnam for a second tour in January 1967 because "there was 8 lot more to be done and I also wanted to find out a little bit more why America was there," As leader of a combined action platoon In the village of Tuy Loan, a few miles south of the big Marine base at Da Nang, Murrel quickly gained the confidence of the villagers and became ft thorn in the side of the enemy. "One day the village kids started bringing In wanted leaflets the VC had scattered in the Jungle," he recalled. "Atfirst, It was only for $42.50 but us time went along and we hurt them more it kept going up until It got AP Hews Digest VffTNAIWtOREA The Communist offensive to northwest South Vtetnftm m*f nave started fts North Viet* namese troops mftka aHIltery and ground attacks on Khe Sanh after capturing th« Lang Vel Special Forces camp, When the North Vietnamese tanks rumbled out of LAOS to at* tack Lang Vel, the Qre«n Der«ts thought the str«ng« sound cam* from the camp's «rr«tlc g««ra* tor, Melvtn Murrel, "th« Black Sergeant of Tuy Lonn" tor whom the Viet Cong offetad * $0,300 reward, is still a wanted man. Organizations want him to tell his experiences as a Marine in Vietnam, Senate Democratic Leader Mansfield sous the identification of the Pueblo casualties as an encouraging sign th* crew may be released, The State Department takes a more cautious view, WASHINGTON Political timidity kept the United States from taking moves thai might have prevented the Arab-Israeli war, says David G. Nes, a veteran diplomat who was deputy chief of the U.S. mission In Cairo when the conflict erupted. President Johnson asks Congress for $3.04 billion in foreign aid amid signs of tough opposition on Capitol Mill. NATIONAL Pollster George Gallup says Americans are confused, disillusioned, cynical and want "desperately to find a way to resolve International problems without going to war.*' With 50,000 tons of garbage Uttering New York streets, Mayor the need tor American involve- On Page 2 Pollster Says People Disillusioned, Want Peace Without War See FOREIGN AID On Page 2 Declares Red navigation Hot Feasible The Youth Choir of the First Baptist Church of Magnolia, Arkansas, will present a program of sacred music Sunday night, February 11, at 6:45 p.m. in the sanctuary of Unity Baptist Church. —The choir is composed of approximately thirty-six singers Wftp are of High school and College age. The Youth choir made $eir first annual Spring tour this past April singing at churches in Louisiana and Texas. In April of this year, the choir will make a week-end tour through Oklahoma, ";They will be presenting programs of sacred music for churches as well as the Baptist Children's Home in Oklahoma City, Accompanying the choir will be the Lines and Spaces. Looking Back Brightens Today, Softens Harsh Reality off Yesterday By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - Memory is a waking dream. It brightens today and softens the harsh reality of yesterday, bringing back the best and glossing over the worst of the events that happened to us before along life's busy and fretful highway. You've come a long way down that traffic-clogged road yourself if you can look back and remember when— For 15 cents you could get a steaming bowl of bean soup that would keep you from hunger the rest of the day, As a boy you learned about They are a selected group of five won l?n by looking at the corset young liies and four gen- illustrations in an old^lme mall '' gram choir will present a proof sacred music that is rtoe or butter, It was possible to look at a K*N i?K srW= 3 aSKlS!.f./* l£~ blessed Savior and to ent the gospel in the simplest manner, -The choir is under thedjrec* of Jim Courtney and Mrs, Mpsiey will be the accom- Shouldn't Have Rttiiritftd whether It was a lad or a lass, You had to go to a movie house to see a movie, Handsome Warren G, Harding became the first U. S. president to appear in public wearing goW flickers, {f you were a working man, you settled your grocery bill change. Long before Lassie became self-supporting, Rln Tin Tin was the richest dog in America because In those days wealthy dogs and men didn't have to give it all to the government. An iconoclast was a fellow who proclaimed out loud his disbelief that George Washington as a boy had chopped down his father's favorite cherry tree, The favorite military idol of most youths, North or South, was Gen, Stonewall Jackson of Virginia, The only people in America who cooked things outdoors were reservation Indians, Mother never got any real pleasure out of taking a trip be. cause all the time she was away she kept fretting over whether she had emptied the pan of wa. ter under the Icebox before she left, You toew you were in a welj» family's home if it had a floor l?mp in the living room, The rooms in roost homes were lit chiefly by a single light bulb in the middle of the ceiling and you turned it on or off by pulling g beaded metal chain, If you took a Journey in sum. mer by railway and didn't open the window, you were In danger By GAY LORD SHAW Associated Press Writer PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) Pollster George Gallup, now In his fourth decade of surveying the moods of America, says the public today is confused, disillusioned and cynical and "wants desperately to find a way to resolve International problems without going to war." "I think this goes back pretty much to their feeling of the Inadequacy of the leadership of our country," says the man who founded the Gallup Poll in 1935. Only a handful of Americans wants to pull out of Vietnam, or to "end the war by starting to drop nuclear bombs," Gallup said In an Interview. Seven out of 10 prefer bring- the South Vietnamese "up to then Navigation of Red River is not economically feasible at this time, according to the report of the Red River Basin Coordinating Committee given at a public hearing Wednesday in Texarkana, However the project Is still being considered as a possible future program within th next 10 to 15 years. The committee, headed byCol. .. , A1 , , „ L Thomas J. Bowen of the Corps "ghting level, he said, of Engineers and composed of representatives from various federal agencies and from tho states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, made Us report with maps and slides to over 500 visitors and repre« sentatives of Interested groups In the Texarkana College Audi, torium. The study made by the com. mlttee was to determine the fore, seeable short and long term water and related land resource needs to the basin; to formulate a plan of development to provide for the best, use, or uses of the resources of the basin to meet these needs; to determine what projects or programs within the plan should be Initiated within the next 10 to 15 years and tenta. lively appraise the extent of fed» eral participation to thesepro. jects or programs! Seefc/ng o 2nd Term The Star has been authorized to announce the candidacy of Hempstead County Judge Finis Odom for re-election. In making his announcement, Mr. Odom Issued the following statement: "In announcing my candidacy for election to a second term as your Hempstead County Judge, I want to again express my ap« predatlon to the citizens of Hempstead County for the opportunity to serve as your Coun* ty Judge for these two years," "It is and has been my de* sire and intention to serve all the citizens of our County to every way possible, with the ? r Jr2!£ See SERGEANT WITH John V. Lindsay orders striking stresses sanitation workers to return to their Jobs. Nornblll Bock In Custody RESEDA, Callt (AP)- Abbie the African ground hornbill who escaped from thft; Los An, geles zoo two weeks ago Is back in custody. She landed to a tree behind a police station Wednesday night. Five hours later, too officials nabbed her still sitting there, Hevada Co. Heart March February 11 James Falrchild, overall chairman of the Heart campaign in Nevada County, has set Sunday, February 11 for the heart fund march. Mr. Falrchild reminded that some 22 million Americans suffer from some form of heart and blood vessel disease and these are responsible for 54 per cent of all deaths in the nation. Heart disease is by no means and exclusive liability of the elderly, Before 65, diseases of the heart and circulation take more lives than the next five leading causes combined. The Heart fund makes possible nationwide program of research, education and community service. So welcome the volunteer who calls at your home or business soliciting funds, the Chairman urged. If you wish mail donations to the Prescott KIwanis Club, Pres. cott, Ark, phasing out our own operations." Turning to politics, Gallup said Americans hold "no great enthusiasm" for any of the potential presidential candidates. As of now, he said, fornu-r Vice President Richard M. Nixon Is "far, far ahead" in the race for the Republican nomination, although he term^J Gov. Nelson A, Rockefeller of New York the strongest candidate the GOP could pick. He said President Johnson Is not In as much trouble politically "as the Republicans like to think," although the outcomo of next November's election could hinge on the course of the Vietnam war. Here is the question-anil- answer Interview: Q. Dr. Gallup, how would you describe the current mood of America? A. I think the mood of America today Is one of rather great confusion and <llsUlusionm*mt, All the time we've been operating, 32 years now, I've never known a time like this—when people were so disillusioned ami cynical. I think this goes back pretty much to their feeling of the inadequacy of the leadership of our country , . , the public See POLLSTER On Page 2 All Around Town By The Stir Staff The plan for navigation of the revenue's available for the varl. Red River is one of 10 projects O qs projects and programs considered to the 10,15 year allocated to Hempstead County, period, Other future pro jects dls» « is my belief that we are mak* cussed of interest to tothisarea ing progress to all areas tnvolv, were the Liberty Hill Reservoir ing our County Government," (< J Ime been and will continue to cooperate with our state and both near city officials and organizations. New ?ioti in promoting any prop-am or pro. /V4 *3V%l.£VM JW^* &*VW?/ ^*** ?H T***' "•*»*'**•'w» / v ¥ wv-#w +&« v»>**«£v$ cash every Saturday night, bi^ 9f syfjocattog-bqt wbea you Marsh, 48, quit drivto? to December after hew up, He took it up a month later, saying be to 4rJve pniy long to acquire enough mon* start % grocery business, " ' was hei4 uj> agsjn if you lived on Quality Row you, paid by check OQ the first of the month, Pvery person on the blo?k suspected a husband of being henpecked }f he helpe4 bis wife 4p the dishes, to any case, she wished, be wiped, A philanthropist was a guy who plunked down a whole dp| t social, « open }t you were covered with flying coal soot In 10 mint near New Boston on Mud Creek: Acworto Reservoir and. Springs Reservoir, ClarksYiHe, Texas; Reservoir also near New Boston: ject, that will benefit la any "way citizens, and continued and welfare of our our eoiwty," rojQ&ery, The greatest thrill of was to be allowed to go into the neighborhood fire house and pat one of the big friendly gray horses, When you received a'package, See BOOKING S Horatio Reservoir near Fore* roan, Ark,, two reservoir? near Meoa, Ark,, one near and one near Dlerks, _ The Liberty Hill Reservoir elected to'a second term asyour would take in 7070 acres w4 Hempstead County Judge, that I WoijW provide 30 million faUons will continue to give this office of water a day, L0eate<jon Mu4 ray undivided time and effort in Creek near New Boston, the re* MlfJJltof the many duties of toe servolr would be for water supt Coijhty judge's Office "• ply, recreation and fish an4n11df «I wJH f really appreciate your life cooservatioo, Floo4 eootrol volte W4 continued support in the is apt f consWeratioQg Tt!« cost coming Democrat Primary Elec» wouKJ t* ?HM°00- tloo,'** ' Some 79 building permits were* issued In 1967, representing an expenditure of $524,105 , . . hoim- building dropped from 51 in 1968 to only 27 in 1967 . . . construction to 1966 totaled $3,0-19,625, this figure being boosted considerably by the $1.6 million public houstog project which is rearing completion, according to City figures. Ten Southern State coeds were voted Most Beautiful in recent campus elections and will be featured in a special section, of the }968 yearbook .'. . Hi* group included Gayle Williams of Hope, Newly elected officials of Alpha Slgnw Tau Sorority at State College of Arkansas Include Dianne Marcum, vice-president. A number of older resldentsof Hempstead art? getting letters reminding them they have only until April 1 to sign up for the voluntary doctor bill insurance under medicare . . . most of those 65 and over are already signed up and they do not neal to take any action ... If you ate not signed up get in touch with your social security office. "f 'pledge to you again that II daughter of Mrs. Lucy Mot Wil---•-•'• • • Haws. Autry Wilson of Hopfe is on thfe Arkansas Farm Bureau's Dairy committee . . . L'u^en* Hale of Nevada County and Janus M. Walker of Hewjtstead are on tht slate Livestock cofmiiUtfcfc . . . ar|i Lester Kent is on the Poultry committee. Lance Jones, Hope, received perfect grad^ average of all A's anri was nam«l to the Dean's list at Arkansas College, Batesville, for the fall semester . . . h* Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Haskell Jones awl is a junior ... he is president of his class, member of Alpfai Chi, honorary scholastic fraternity, Harlequin Theater, the college choir . . . h« is a 1965 Hop* High gradaute. Enemy May Have Started Big Push By GEORGR &PER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - Th* Iong-e*. p««led Communist offensive to drive U,S, force* from the two northernmost provinces of South Viatnam may have started, North Vietnamese troops made a heavy artillery and ground attack on the U.S. Marine combat base at Khe Sanh today after taking the Ung Vet Special Forces camp nearby In th« northwest corner of the country, AP correspondent John T. Wheelsr reported from Khe Sanh that the Red gunners fired more than 300 artillery, rocket and mortar rounds Into Marine positions there, and North Vietnamese troops drove the Marines from part of a hilltop outpost a mile from the perimeter of the Khe Sanh base. The Leathernecks counterattacked and, with heavy artillery and air support, drove the North Vietnamese down the hill. During the attack on Lang Vel Wednesday, the enemy troops ringing Khe Sanh moved in closer to the American lines. Marine officers at the base believed a major assault was imminent on the Marine base and tho air strip which is Us chief avenue of supply awl reinforcement. Officers at Kh<* Sanh said the Communists appear bent on a drive to the South China Sea along east-west Route 9, the western end of which Khe Sanh guards. The last American, South Vietnamese and MontagnarcL,, , forces were driven from thflRM Lang Vel camp three miles wni^T-' of Khe Sanh after an 18-botti 1 , siege in which the detetuhlr'r suffered heavy casualties. Fourteen of the 24 Americans escaped, and eight of them ware wounded, some critically. The other 10 were dead, captured or trying to make 11 to Khe Sanh. Of about '100 South Vietnamese and Montagnarci Irregulars In the camp, some 25 wounded wore lifted to safety by U.S. helicopters along with the U.S. troops. Nearly 150 more Irregulars made U to the Khe Sanh base during the night or today, leaving about 225 dead or missing. Survivors reported that after a heavy artillery bombardment Tuesday night, the camp was hit on two skies by North Viet- naniese tanks being used In the war for tho first time, while foot troops came In between thorn. The battle ended quickly, but eight of the Americans retreated Into the headquarters bunker under three ft-et of reinforced concrete and two (eel of steel, The North Vietnamese hurled small explosive satchel charges and tear gas ami Incendiary grenades down the air shafts. The satchel charges did little damage, and th« Americans donned their gas masks and put out the fire. Meanwhile, they called In air strike after air strike on thfc North Vietnamese above. After 18 tours of siege, six of the eight Americans were wounded and the group decided to break for freedom. While U.S. planes roared down In dummy runs, those who couki run picked up the others and broke from the bunker, $301,570 U.S. Grant by OIO WASHINGTON (Ap) ~ Sen, J, w. Fulbrlght, D-Ark t , announced Wednesday that the Office of Economic Opportunity has approved a 1301,570 grant to Van-Sfc-Boo-M Opportunities, The agency directs anUpover» ty programs in Van Syren, Searcy, Boone and Marion coun-t ties, No Set Number for DUfrict LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The attorney general's office said We<Jnesday that a certain aum* ber of pupils Isn't required to form a new school district, The opinion, written by Assi, Atty, Gen, Lance Hanshaw, said, M i am act aware of any requirement for % scbpol sys» tern to have a certain number of pupils in order to have % new and tndependeat district,'*

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