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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 10

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The tnndy of Man: Ht starts off with a Country - and winds up with a Government! Our Daily Bread SWM 1ml If IM Efftif N^Dl* H« Printed by Offset city S«b*Sftt*r*: of fiy *m dtiiftr jeir ~ «lle. 100*10 Stir of HofW, 18W, Press 192? 18, 1929 •IWI ARKANSAS, FtlOAY, FtMOAfiY 9. Member i Associated Press i Aurflt Bnrwu of Circulation* Av. Net circulation 6 mo*. ending &#. 30, Ifftl -3,ill ffltt.0* Miniimrni-Wifce Uw Damages Industry, Jobs, in Long Run I n polities anyone presumptuous enough (o question the good effects of federal wage- 'hour legislation would be brushed off as a prophet of doom; but this writer isn't to politics, defteflf a brush-off, and will spell out the issues of the day no mat' ter how tough the wording. No friendly spirit begrudges any person the right to the best kind of a deal he can make for himself, But compulsory wage- hour legislation is obviously a tooi of the politicians to fashion votes for them, and politicians have an unbroken record of quickly forgetting what happens to any individual once they themselves ire elected. The question the employed person might well ask himself is: Whom am Iworkingfor— a" private house or the Government? Having answered that question he would then know where to look for security when the inflation bubble burst . . as all inflation bubbles eventually do. "The economic defect of federal wage legislation is that it compels periodic increases in the rate of pay without requiring any corresponding increase in production. Wealth is goods, not dollars —and all that compulsory wage hikes are doing is to debase the dollar, raising the cost of living as the supply of paper dollars outruns the production of goods. -.Proof that the dollar is being debased lies in the record of periodic wage advances: The federal wage minimum started off at 75c an hour and has marched upward to last month's $i;60 an hour. Not all businesses and workers are covered by the law/but this, too, is absurd. For the cheapened dollar has boosted .prices even ;more than wages, and so some classes of workers stand abandoned By the cbnsplfing politicians.-- , ;• * •• „ ., Big Government, 'like Big Labor, prefers to deal only with Big Business. That's where the political loot is. But the effect of this conspiracy is to gradually kill off the small enterprises of America. I investigated a small manufacturing plant this week and came away with a discouraging report on what has happened to it under the impact of a long series of federally - ordered pay Increases. Formerly this small industry had a thriving business and 50 employes. Manufacturing was mainly by handcraft. But hard times have come upon this plant, and all it can afford to maintain today is 20 employes. Perhaps the only reason it hasn't closed down entirely is the fact that two automatic, machines have been Introduced to replace handcraft. Sure, the pay is better —but now there are only 20 men where once there were 50. This sort of thing doesn't build a town, state, or nation. £ The federal politicians remind me of the shopworn definition of a Specialist: ' "A Specialist is a guy who knows more and more about less and less —until finally he knows everything about nothing." Puts Holt to More Excavations Defensive Driving Cours* for Highway Employes TROOPER JIM WOOTEN •. >- * ? Cong Offers Sword, Olive Branch By JOHN RODERICK Associated Press Writer TOKYO (AP) - North Vietnam offered the United States the sword and the olive branch Thursday on the llth day of the biggest Communist offensive of the Vietnam war. The pe a ce bid was made by Foreign Minister Nguyen Duy Trinn, who said Hanoi would go to the peace table "as soon as the United States has proved that it has really stopped unconditionally the bombings and all other acts of war" against North Vietnam. The promise of more fighting was held out by Gen. Vo Nguyen Clap, North Vietnam's defense minister and the victor of the 1954 battle against the French at Dlen Bien Phu. Speaking at a reception marking the 20th anniversary of the North Korean army, Glap TROOPER RAY DAVIS' £* ^ W ' All employes of the Arkansas Highway Department are to receive a course in Defensive Drl* ving. The course is being taught by Arkansas State Troopers Jirn Wooten, District 3 SaJtety Office and Ray Davis, District 5 Safety Officer. Also present is Frank L. O'Donell, assistant safety officer for the Arkansas Highway Department. Personnel of District 3 are taking the course which is now in progress. Facilities of the Red River Vocational Technical School are being used for the training. District 3 is composed of Hempstead, Howard, Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Nevada, Pike and Sevier counties. The above scenes show em- ployes getting instruction Friday. The course, runs eight hours and it deals with techniques to use in being a defensive driver. The basic formula for Defensive Driving is see the hazard, know the; defense and react In of Hi „ Bankruptcy Filings Show Credit Abuse by Recipients, Grantors LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Gov, Winthrop Rockefeller saW Thursday that excavation for graves of convicts whom prison inmates said were murdered 'and secretly buried would cease .until he is assured such excava* tion is legal, .Rockefeller said Thursday he (&d asked the state police to .Check the legal aspects of exhu^ .nation and report their findings to him, The State Penitentiary Board twrt eivfR Prism Supt f Thomas *>r Murtojj the authority to dig 4* *UJ and. Hjrton had planned W resume (Uggjng at Cummins Prison Farm pest week, First Bill If New m law ASSOCIATED BOCK (AP) - The fifst bill to come out of sp>cla} session, of the tsre^tn* $95,000 J8 (Jefyay House costs .He session- was sjfaecl ?huj§<J»y by Goy, Wininrop. By JOHNCUNNIFF AP Business Analyst NEW YORK (AP) - If present trends continue, some 190,000 Americans will file personal bankruptcy petitions this year, about 18 times the number of Just 20 years ago. About $1.5 billion in bills will be written off. This estimate, which comes from Linn Twinem, chairman of the Consumer Bankruptcy Com* mittee of the American Bar Association, reflects the abuse of credit not only by recipients but very often by the grantor as well. So disturbing has the trend become — bankruptcies are growing at a rate faster than the population or the use of credit— that the Bar Association and others are now trying to have the Bankruptcy Act amended. The association has endorsed C«« 0/-1KTO ^M^T7iT7iT->o a H ° USe b111 Wlat WOUld & 1Ve ref See CONG OFFERS erees in bankruptcy discretion- on Page Ten arv authority to deny petitions in cases where it is felt a wage Sneaking Look at Miss Miniskirt Is Cowardly, You Should Just Stare of being caught staring. And subconsciously we hate the miniskirt because it makes us feel uncomfortable. Well, it wasn't our idea for the gals to wear above-tbe-knee skirts. Sure, we enjoy looking' as long as the gal we're looking at isn't our mother, sister, or wife, or girlfriend, or daughter, it's okay, of course, U it's someone else's mother, or sister, or wife, or girlfriend, or daughter. So the answer to the problem o| the miniskirt is to do just what the girls want us to do** look. Even stare. And maybe someday the women will wise up, and the skirt will go down. Then men can breathe a sigh of relief, feel comfortable aptn on suibwuys, Ibuses anil in cafeterias, and daydream about how wonderful it was when tne gals used to wear their shirts aJfcjye the knees. Ha| Boyle is ill By BERWE GOULD NEW YORK (AP) -One of the problems facing the Ameri' can male today is what to do about theminiskirt, Most of us m^les are cowards. We sneak 3 look. But when Miss Miniskirt glances back at us, we look away hurriedly. That's where we make the big mistake, being embamssed. We shouldn't sneak, we should stare. And if Miss &8flMjrt looks our way, we should stare even harder. She may sit more primly on, the subway or b*»s seat opposite us. She may even It's probably a jerk her skirt down lower. Afeove all, she'}! be ftjrtoijs,. Furious that we stared at % por* t|on of her anatomy ttet she left uncovered purposely so we srould look her way. Isn't that just like i woniin? The point is that men—some of us, »t any rate^rrhaye developed guilt completes over these njjnjskirts. We're deathly afraid earner can pay his debts out of future earnings. As matters stand now, individuals file for bankruptcy not only because they cannot pay their bills but because bankruptcy is so easy. The stigma that existed 15 years ago seemingly has diminished with the growth of credit and the mobility of individuals. The factors that drive a person toward bankruptcy, however, have not lessened. They may have become worse, in fact. Overloading of an Individual with credit, often at difficult repayment terms, is a widespread See BANKRUPTCY on Page Ten Rockwell's Slayer Is Free on Bond ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) John Patler, convicted of first- degree murder in the shooting death last Aug. 25 of American Nazi party leader George Lincoln Rockwell, Is free on bond pending an effort to overturn the conviction. Patler, 30, had been in Jail since his arrest shortly ping center near the rundown estate he used as party headquarters, A hearing is scheduled for Feb. ?3 on a defense motion to set aside the Arlington Circuit Court jury verdict. Patler's attorneys saw Jf the motion is denied, they will appeal. ftudtnt OUf In Accidtnt STARKYILLE, Miss, V**>A Mississippi State University student from Pine BJuff, Ark,, John William Bohnert, was killed here Thursday in a one? car crash near tee university campus, The Highway Patrol said, Bohi n^rt was the driver of % car which went out of control, crgsiied into a utility pole and two trees, Authorities said a passenger in the car was serif ously injured, deals with the proper following distance, how to pass, how to go through an Intersection and the responsibility you have to the car following. The course goes into the defensive action to take to "avoid an accident in any of the above situations and also when being passed by a car or when •^ meeting a car approaching from 4 the opposite direction. These are ;ths six positions another vehicle can take in relation to your vehicle that could involve you in an accident. Completion date for the course being instructed Is March 15. By this date all 3500 employesofthe Highway Department will have had the course. The Arkansas State Police is the only State Police lathe United States that has had every member complete the Defensive Driving course. To our knowledge Arkansas Highway Department I be the only Highway Depart- ient;in the country td;have had •tort; furnished by a State Po^ce Organization. '•$ ../v' This is a joint effort by the Hlghyay% Department, and Hie State Police to reduce death and injury on our State Highways. It will undoubtably save the tax payers of the state money. This Is a standardized course, developed by the National Safety Council, on Defensive Driving, County Lobby Measure Is Defeated LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas House today defeated the controversial bill that would create an association of Arkansas counties. The defeat came as House Speaker Sterling R, Cockrtll Jr. of Little Rock voted "no" after other legislators had given a 5046 vote on the measure. Under the rules, the speaker must vote If his vote would be decisive, It took 51 votes for passage. The bill created turmoil In the lower chamber Thursday when It was questioned whether the measure was an administration bill and later Gov, Wlnthrop Rockefeller declared that it was and had his support, Opponents of the bill charged that It would create a powerful lobby for county officials. The measure would have set aside 1 per cent of general rev* enues credited to the county aid fund for the association, which would be a domestic corpora* tlon. Opponents made impassioned pleas against the bill thir morn* ing after failure of several par* Uamentary maneuvers to bring up for amendment by Reps, Charles Matthews of North Lit. tie Rock and George Nowotny of Fort Smith, Rep, Virgil Butler of Bates, vllle spoke strongly against the measure, "I am an old man an<j 1don't expect to be back in another legislature," Butler said!, "tfve Piss that bill Jt will dog yoqr step by day and haunt your dreams by night,'* No name was mentioned, but one lawmaker said Thursday that the bill would be for the benefit of former Pep, Pauj Van Dijsem of Perryville, He sail van Dslsem would have been in line for the position of executive secretary la the associa. tkwj. - Hope Star photo Police Kill 3 Rioting Students ByKENTKRELL Associated Press Writer ORANGEBURG, S. C. (AP) — Negro students exchanged gunfire with police Thursday night in the fourth night of violence on two adjacent college campuses.Three Negro teenagers were killed and more than 40 persons wounded. The shooting incidents came during a drive by students from the two predominantly Negro schools to break the segregation barrier at the All-Star Bowling lanes. Henry Smith, 18, a student at South Carolina State College, died several hours after a barrage of gunfire* broke out between students and police on a small sldpe* bordering the State campus along U.S. 601, One student >was reported In critical condition. Sam Hammon, 18, was killed In the shooting and Delano Middleton, 17, an Orangeburg high school student, died about an hour later. Chief J.P. Strom of the state law enforcement division said Cleveland Sellers, 25, SouthCar- ollna coordinator for the Student Nonviolunt Coordinating Committee (SNCC), was arrested and charged with Inciting to riot and placed under $50,000 bond. Sellers was hit in the left arm by a shotgun pellet during the fray but was not seriously wounded. After questioning by Orangeburg poice, Sellers was taken to the state penitentiary See Police Kill on Page Two AP News Digest VIETNAM Heavy flgMing I* reported In South Vietnam's northern sector, with 314 Comttwttlsfs and 55 American troops killed* Pfe> sure Increases on DA Nftng. Sources close to Sen* Robert F. Kennedy say despite ni« CM* cago speech he plans no "systematic attack" on President Johnson's Vietnam policies. NATIONAL Two Negro college students are killed and more than 40 other persons including « state trooper are wounded by funfir* In Orangehurjt, s.C. Health officials warn of the dangers posed by 60,000 tons of garbage and trash In N«w York City streets as a mediation panel seeks a solution to the week- old strike of sanitation men. WASHINGTON The United States and West Germany reportedly arc dropping joint development of a revolutionary jet fighter that could take off and land vertical* Congressional budget-cutters prepare for work on the administration's $3 billion foreign aid request. In his White House bid, George C. Wallace (s gambling he can do something that hasn't been done tor 144 years; Throw a presidential election Into the House of Representatives. INTERNATIONAL Opinion in the British Parliament favors legislation to radically reshape divorce laws, permitting divorce by consent. Asks Backing for Minimum Wage Law LfTTLF ROCK (A P) - The members: of the General Assembly will be'asked this morn- Ing to f back minimum wage legislation which has been Introduced; during the-«p*clal session. Roy Lee Hlght^president of the Young Democrats Clubs of Arkansas, said the YDC's platform adopted In 1967 supports minimum wage legislation in Arkansas. The statement, Issued by the YDC, asks for the legislators' "favorable consideration and action upon minimum wage legislation for Arkansas," Rockefeller Writing Book LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov. Wlnthrop Rockefeller said Thursday that ho Is writing a book about the economic, political and ethnic factors in the South but added that it would not be just another political book. Rockefeller said a couple of free weekends would aid the progress of the book but Indicated he did not expect many free weekends soon, All Around Town By The Star Stiff Judge John L. Wilson announces that Municipal Court will meet at 8 a.m. for the next two weeks instead of 9 a.m. as in the past. Students making the fall semester honor roll in the Col* lege of Engineering at the Uni- verslty of Arkansas include Bruce WayneEleyofPrescott.,, James Neal Nutt of Mineral Springs and Stanley L, Reyenga of Hope, U,S. Bureau of Census stalls* tics show Hempstead with 599 farms whose average value is $34,683, representing major expenditures of $8,462,784 and *hose total product sales were $20,320,021 . . , Howard had 402 farms valued at $29,570, expenditures of $7,658,784 and products sold for $8.909,114 «,, Lafayette, 293 farms valued at $50,394, expenditures of $2,342,263 and product sales of $3,909,114 , , .Nevada County, 360 farms valiM-d at J24.624 each, expenditures of $6,605,335 with total product sales of $7,826.266 ,,, based on figures from 1954-64 the average farm In Arkansas almost doubled In size and the number of farms de, creased by 45 per cent,, , dur* ing the same period the valuation went from Ii f 3 billion to $2.9 a gain of 113 per cent . , . tae farms doubled in size during the period from 124 to 207.3 acre average and toe numbero/ftrms Involving 1,000 or more acres increased 43 per cent while the number of 50-acre farms or smaller operations dropped by 64 per cent,.. the average per acre value of all farms rose from $72,96 during the period to $177,51. The firearms season tor tur* keys will open March 27 and ex* tend through April 6 and the second half opens April 19 and continues through April 29 ,,, only shotguns may be used and only gobblers taken with a limit of one each period ,,, The Long* bow season opens March 37 and continues through April 29 ,,, counties entirely open Include Nevada and Howard , ,, Hamp* stead Is op«n except south cf Highway 67 and north of High* •*ay 332, east of Highway 39 and north of Highway 24, KXAR has scheduled a radio fund drive for Rosetu Mujlins whose home was destroyed by Ore on Feb, 10 ,,» the drive will help raise funds to replace her furnt* turfc and it will be held following th* University of Arkansas game, The Key Club is sponsoring a dance Saturday night after ti* ball game M .the 1968 Key Club Sweetheart will he crowned . f , the danc* is set forth* YouthCenter, Mrs, Iva Gentry is in Wadley Hospital at Texarkana la Room 531. Paratroops Rout Diehard Cong Force By GEORGE ESPfcR Associated Press Writer SAIGON (A P) - Hdleopters tanttod. t/.S. troops on Saigon'* racetrack today to help rout out tile hard Viet Cong forces as th« North Vietnamese Increased pressure against Da N,ing and more Communist tanks were reported sighted near Khe Sanh. Heavy fighting was reported across South Vietnam's northern sector, with 321 Communists and 67 U.S. troops killed Thursday, most of (h«m In battles around Khe Sanh and Da Nang and In Hue. Another 170 Americans were wounded, Troops from the U.S. 109th Light Infantry Brigade were landed in the center of the Saigon racetrack and quickly took up positions to bolster South Vietnamese forces having slow- Ing going blasting the K&ds out of Cholon, the Chinese miarfer and adjoining areas on tne southwest side of Saigon, Thursday night the Viet Cong burned down a block of homes just south of the track. The re- glon had been declared pacified two days ago, but the Viet Cong either surfaced from hiding or slipped buck into the city. A Viol Cong battalion Is reported to control 20 blocks east and south of the race course, It was the third time American troops have been used in the battle of Saigon that b«gan last Wednesday, Paratroops of the 101st Airborne Division were helicopter«i onto the roof of the U.S. Embassy when Red commandos invaded the embassy grounds Jan. 31, Two days later an armored column of the 25th Infantry Division helped clear out Viet Cong forces from the racetrack area. - ElAewtmre belpw the oprjtbern provinces, th« biff Coritmunist offensive against the f cities launched 10 days ago appeared tapering off. But the U.S. Marines and South Vietnamese forces wore still battling doggedly In Hue, the old Imperial capital in the north, and fighting drew closer to Da Nang, South Vietnam's second largest city and the nerve center for Allied operations in the northern provinces. An indication of the gravity with which the U.S. Command viewed the situation in the north was a decision to send Con, Crelghton D. Ah rams, deputy U.S. commandor In Vietnam, to take personal charge. Informed military sou re PS said Abram.i would set up his headquarters in Phu Dal, north of Da Nasig. No major enemy activity was reported today in the Khe Sanh area, where U.S, commander!) expect the biggest North Vietnamese push of the war in an attempt to seize South Vietnam's two northernmost prov- Incus, Out the U.S. Command in a delayed report told of the sighting Thursday of more North Vietnamese tanks, which made their first appearance in thf wur In the capture of the Lang Vtfl Special Forces camp west of Kh'J Sanh Wednesday. Hopes Action on Davis to Be Speeded IfTTLF ROCK (AP) - Gov, Wlnthrop Rockefeller said Thursday that the resignation of State Police Director Carl Miller will help htm get a bill to re« qualify Lynn A, Davis for the job through the legislature, Rockefeller said some opposition to the Davis bill stemmed from a belief among some leg* I viators that Miller was doing •4 good job and could stay o« Indefinitely. Miller, 59, wrote Rockefeller Thursday that he wanted to re* tire no later than March 1 to |o Into other work. Rockefeller reiterated at % news conference that he would not compromise on the Davis, bill which has been amended in the House to keep Davis U> eligible until rnId-July, Existing taw requires that the police director have been % resident of Arkansas for JO years prior to bis Sppojfltraefli, The *men<ted bill sets a re» quire meat tlwt he be a qM3}i» fled elector, which means one year's residency,

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