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t" >•;>, . ji'« TI Our Daily Bread SffCM TMfl By TN EOnff AMI, N. The tniedy of Mm: He starts off with a ramtry - and winds up with a Government! I ft* printed by Offset City Subscribe*: If fBfl itt.l; * •> fdtroftf pff**r~ • V: . wtoft of i* s** f *nd i e*f tl*f tflt " " Vd. f9- the Legislature; Ifertihs Arrive O ne of.^faricyibills,(hit always fives a legislature a touch of the razzle-dazzle I frontier days came up suddenly last week in Arkansas' special session*-and just as suddenly went down. Apparently it .was a sop thrown to the County Judges Association [by Gov, Winthrop Rockefeller, 'who admitted, he sponsored j(; but it Was defeated just the same. The measure proposed to divert 1 per cent of general revenue funds credited to the County Aid Fund to a lobby organisation planned for the county governments. It got 50 votes, with 40 against—but passage required 51, a majority of the chamber membership. Accordingly Speaker Sterling R. Cockrlll, Jr., required to act when his vote would be decisive, stepped in and saved the day with a staunch "No." Lobbies to work for or against tax bills and other legislation are a fair and perpetual piece of the machinery of democracy. But proposing to finance a lobby with public tax money is a new and shameless twist. How come we are bothered with such a farce? Usually it's a case of some sharp character in the background who wants something. An Associated Press story in last Friday's Star let the cat out of the bag when It quoted an unnamed lawmaker as saying that if the bill had passed and If the new county lobby organization had become a reality then former Rep. Paul van Dalsem of Perry- vllle was hoping to be the group's executive secretary. I thought; his defeat for reelection killed him. t But guys like* van Dalsem don't die—they just fade away behind, the screen for Ipjabyists. "7 """ Tifstlirrlvals ,of purple jnar- tins for the 1968 season in southwest Arkansas were reported this morning by two Hempstead county families. One martin was sighted by Mrs. Lonnie Crow, a mile east of Hope on the Rosston highway, at 8 a.m. She didn't have her birdbox up as yet, and Mr. Martin circled aimlessly, finally lighting near the usual site. 1 assured Mrs. Crow this was no tragedy, for martins scout around a week or two, perhaps longer, before setting up housekeeping. The other martin-sighting report came from Fred Collins, a mile south of Spring Hill, who had four arrivals at-9 a.m. Martin arrivals on Feb. 12 are not unusual. The late Claude Agee of E. Second St., Hope, was a long-time martin buff, and reported one arrival as early as Feb. 9, as I recall. My own martin boxes In-variably run late. The birds did :hot arrive until March 29 last :year, and 1966 wasn't much better, March 15. : Nevertheless, today's report serves notice on martin-box • owners that it is high time to take them down and clean out old .sparrow or starling nests, so .arriving martins can move in, .Also, It Is Important to observe the martins' actions the first month or so after they arrive. if sparrows and starlings attempt 'to make new nests, take the boxes down and reclean them, ..The martins will resume nest; ting, , , as if expecting this kind „ of motel service, Residency Requirement If Lashed : . PARAGOULP, Ark, CAP) .'Gov, Winthrop Rockefeller has bran,4e4 as "utterly fantastic" the residency requirement for 'State Police Director and the debate in the legislature over amending the requirement, Rockefeller, ifl a speech here Saturday Qlgb], pointed oijt that fee governor's residency re- qujreroent is only seven years, in<J defended a governor's right to choose the man he wants to bea4 tne Department, Rockefeller is attempting to imen<J toe & w whicn says a [.person must b# an Arkansas resident jo years prior to his appointment to be eligible to serve a-s police director. Star 6f Hop*, 1899, Press 1927 Consolidated January 18, 1929 UK, ANKANS& MONDAY, KSWAKY 12,1968 Member i Associated Press A Audit Burwu of Circulation* Av, Net Circulation 6 mos. enrtlng Sept. 30, I96t -3,211 WHCC fife plan Draft Board* faking Against Croups Associated Press Writer ORANGEBURG, S,C« (AP) Negroes turned to a boycott of white businesses today as they pressed for eivil rights gains and Immediate removal of National Guard troops from this riot-torn city. Also demanded was the "Immediate suspension of the law enforcement officers responsible for the police brutality" In racial violence that resulted in three deaths Thursday night. The violence for four days last week, in which 50 persons also were injured, was sparked by attempts of Negro college students to integrate a bowling alley, The Rev. I. D. Newman, stale field director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said action was wanted "immediately with no nonsense." More than 800 persons representing a cross section of Orangeburg's Negro community met In Trinity Methodist Church Sunday and overwhelmingly endorsed the boycott and other demands sent to the governor and the City Council. They expressed concern for the course of race relations in the city and objected to the presence of more than 600 guardsmen. In Columbia, Gov, Robert McNalr's office said the guardsmen would remain as long as is necessary for the protection of citizens. Dusk-to-dawn curfews imposed since Friday will continue until a state of emergency is over, the governor said. • Police officials denied the charges of brutality and reiterated that a crowd of Negro students wtsiflretTupon ThacwSay nlgnt only after sniper fire was aimed at the police. Inquests Into the -three deaths are planned but no dates have been set. A statement adopted at the Sunday meeting called for the state to make restitution to families of the three dead and the 50 injured. The list of objectives In the boycott includes desegregation of the bowling alley, the only By OJCK,BARNES Associated Press ; WrHer WASHINGTON >(AP) - Two burgeoning organisations are spending more than $200,000 a year to counsel conscientious objectors to military service, but Selective Service says there's been no vletaanvpericd Increase In the proportion Of young men winning such exemptions. Spokesmen for two counseling groups contend draft boards are taking an increasingly hard line in ruling on applications for conscientious objector deferments. The Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors, headquartered in Philadelphia, helps, among others, "selective objectors," so called because they object to only one war—the one in Vietnam. The National Service Board for Religious Objectors, working a block from the White House, doesn't accept the selective principle. J. Harold . Sherk, executive secretary of the National Service Board, said in an interview the change in draft board attitudes toward conscientious objectors, or C-Os, "has been showing up only lately. Very lately we've been getting some cases that seem to Indicate a growing hard line." Arlo Tatum, 45, executive secretary of the Central Committee, told a reporter that "war psychology has made It more difficult" to get a ,C-0 classification. "The open hostility of the national director (U. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey) toward dissent has had a real impact on local those years C»0s were sent to camps rather than given national service jobs. Selective Service figures do not show how many C*d exemptions were granted in any one year but only how many such exemptions are in force at any given date. The two counseling organisa- tions claim they do not keep tabs on how many inquiries they receive or attempt to figure their "batting average" for winning C-0 classifications. ,The Central Committee budget of $30,000 in 1963 has quintupled to $150,000, supporting a staff of 19. It personally counseled 5,653 persons in 1967, triple the 1963 figure said Tatum. He said 3,000 cases are active. Tatum's organization is less See DRAFT BOARDS on Page Tv;o Filing Fee Ruling Is Overturned A U.S, Justice Department suit filed Saturday demands desegregation of the All Star Triangle Bowl and an eating establishment in it. Most of the objectives of the civil rights campaign and boycott were taken from several "declarations" approved last week by the student bodies of two predominantly Negro colleges In Orangeburg— South • Carolina State College and Claf- lln College. _ - can apply for either of two classifications: •%, • — .,-,1-p,,; meaning they refure "military" Induction .entirely. Holders of 1-0 classifications can be required to spend two years in a civilian national service Job, such as an orderly In a hospital or mental institution. — l-A-0, meaning they accept Induction but refuse to bear arms. Selective Service said that as of Dec. 31, 11,041 men were classified 1-0. An additional 6,367 were employed In national service jobs and another 6,830 had completed such work. The Pentagon said about 4,000 men In service hold I-A-0 classifications. Selective Service said It keeps no record of how many men have applied unsuccessfully for 1-0 or I-A-0 exemptions. Officials said there are 1.7 conscientious objectors per 1,000 draft registrants, the same as during the Korean War, During World War II the ratio was 1-to- 1,000, but officials said that war was more "popular," Also in Professional Bunt Not Interested, Refuses to Collect $19,219 LOS ANGELES (AP) - "I'd P. Brown read the story, Browq over to the other side," With these words bearded, years, refused $19,319, "Hand me a dollar," he said, "I'll take it-buy a little drink, a little smoke, But I don't want the nineteen thousand, "I just don't want the mon» money belongs to Wes» 'cott, who sleeps in weeds In a vacant downtown Jot and lives with his friends "One*eye4 Jack," "Big Swede," and "The MJssing Man," His current assets are 44 cents, he says, The money Is from the foret Closure sale In 1961 of agassla* Burnt Hills, N,Y M negp told of the Wescott, Said Brown: "Finding Clinton Is a great relief. The sooner I hand over the money to him, the better I will like U," He s»id Wescott had been a popular res* ident of the town and had built the station with his own hands, "Then suddenly one day 15 years ago he said the hell with it and took off." said Brown, Brown sent a letter to the newspaper carrying a separate note informing Wescott of Ws Reporters found Wescott over the weekend asleep In a pile of newspapers beneath a bridge, He Ignored the tale of his for* ba<J Ufe» f % H> the <joned In 1953 when he headed vest, The $l5 | |24salepr}cepjys P°«J interest are in two bank ac, counts, A law firm, appointed by the New York Supreme Court to handle the case, has searched jor Wescott since 1961, Two weeks ago, Wescott tpl<J newsmen of his friends an<J their home In an undeveloped area a few blocks from the county courthouse, In Burnt Hills, attorney John.- 0 * 1 30, $40 in his it's * different stpry, A f» ^mes, pennies, There's no 4anger of anything, * rc hi is That's all I want of Ufe npw. No taxes, no rush to Rush LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court reversed today a Circuit Court decision in Searcy County under which most of the filing fee paid by an independent candidate In the 1966 general election was returned. Circuit Court had declared unconstitutional the statute that provides that an independent candidate pay a filing fee equal to the greatest amount required by either political party, for the office. '' ,s ' The Supreme Court did; not rule on the consUtutionjlUfr of v the -Statute, ."Act 08 df fcwfrbut^ refused to uphold Circuib Court's $1,497 Judgment to Howard Stephenson. / * Stephenson asked for the judgment after his defeat in a race for sheriff and collector. The Democrats seeking the position paid a filing fee of $3 and the Republicans paid a fee of $1,500. The high court noted that Stephenson failed to request a reimbursement until after he was defeated and that before paying his $1,500 fee he made no effort to determine whlether the statute was valid or invalid. The court said it was not disputed that his payment was entirely voluntary. It said he can't claim ignorance of the law as a reason why his money should be returned. The validity of the act could have been determined before he paid the fee, the court said. Justice Conley Byrd concurred in the opinion, but said he agreed with the trial court that the act was discriminatory and unconstitutional. Byrd said he believed the Supreme Court should have determined the constitutional issue, since It involved election laws, Kosygin, Thant Talk About Peace By ANTHONY C, COLLINGS Associated Press Writer MOSCOW (AP)- U,N, Secre* tary-General U Thant talked about Vietnam with Soviet lead* ers today for the second day sis Pravda trumpeted renewed and unmodified support for Hanoi's peace terms. Thant met with Premier Alexel N, Kosygin and then 1 with {Communist party chief Uonld I, Brezhnev. The secrotarygen- erftl also talked with Kosygin Sunday soon after he arrived. • Thant was Hying on to London tonight to see Prime Minister Harold Wilson, who has endorsed President Johnson's San Antonio formula of requirements tor negotiations. The Soviet and British governments are cochalrmen of the 1954 Geneva conference which ended the French war in Indochina and has often been suggested as a vehicle for peace again. But the Soviet Union has Rejected all British proposals to reopen the conference, and there was no Indication whether Thant had obtained any modification In this stand. The secretary-general came to Moscow from India In his campaign to put a brake on deteriorating peace prospects as a result of the Communist offensive in Vietnam. He talked to jhe North Vietnamese consul In New Delhi. Thant's London schedule called for a meeting Tuesday morning with Foreign Secretary George Brown and luncheon with Wilson before departing for New York. I Wilson said Sunday after a ylslt to Johnson that he support; id President Johnson's- San Antonio formula as the road to Korean President to Com* to U.S. In Bid to Revolve Problems AP News Digest By BOB Associated Press Writer SEOUL (AP) — South Korean President Chunf tte* ferk I* r.. ported considering* trip to talk with President Johnson if U.S. f **• move Into the of Hue, Other American 7nvoy"c'yrws'Vance lro °P s bftltl * v!ft{ Gong holdouts doesn't resoive the U.S.-South ncflr the ^^ f fl cc«rnck, Korean rift over Korean aecurl- U »N- SttrttlfjM3«ft«r« u discusses Vietnam Marines < Move Into City of Hue tJy GF.OW3E ESPER Associated Prss*Writer SAtGOK (AP) - Fresh U.S., Thflnt discusses Vietnam peace prospects with Soviet leaders. President Is reported considering a trip to talk with President Johnson If Cyrus Vance and 'Park met for the first lime today. Vance's mis- So"*" Korean sion is to quiet South Korean Chung H*e Park fears that the United States Is tending toward appeasement In the Pueblo Incident and neglect- Vance's visit to Seoul doesn't re- Ing the increase In the Inflltra- solve the U. S. -Korean crisis. NATIONAL Although man Is preparing to travel to the moon, ho Is threat- enlng to destroy his life-support IntO run- 3 w»u»««fi« erwmy Y,H ncld oat nearly two w«eks against Smith V(«{- namese forces, and other Attiet* leans battled Communist hold- North Koreans ih onPage Two * Fifes Over Nation Take 23 Lives . . <**<* „„ a , ! u . « 1 1 [ c " mb ^L 0 the ^ rrel * ^ / Not now anyway," Three Killed on Arkansas Highways By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three persons were killed on the Arkansas highways during the S^rhour weekend period which ended at midnight Sun» day, . State Police Identified the victims as Andrew Jackson, 32, and Aiva Jackson, 68, both of Marshall, and Saimiiy Lee Richards, 20, of Coy (Lonoke County), Authorities said the Jacksons were killed In a twotcar crash Sunday aboyt one mile north ol Marshall on Arkansas 27, Officers said Andrew Jackson was the driver of a northbound vehicle which crossed the center line aad collided with a vehicle driven by Rs>y F, Drewry, 56, of Marshall, Richards was killed when the car in wnjjen ne was r|dmg left Arkansas 13 at a high rate of struck a culvert about 12 miles north of Humaike Saturday night. Authorities said the driver of the car, Charlie Farmer, $0, of England wa; hospitalized at Little Rock, By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Eighteen children In two families died Sunday In fires at Franklin, Pa., and Howich, Que., near Montreal. Four other persons, including at least one American, died In an Acapulco, Mexico, hotel fire that injured more than 20. Counting two adults killed at Howlch and Franklin, the three fires took 23 lives. Eighteen Chinese were killed early today In a fire at Hong Kong that destroyed a tenement building. Scores of Impoverished families were left homeless. Ten children were killed in Pennsylvania as their mother, widowed just over two weeks ago, screamed for them to jump from the second floor of their flame-filled home, The Red Cross identified one of the Acapulco dead as Robert Mayo Davis, 68, of Raleigh, N.C, Four of six persons admitted to a hospital were U.S, citizens. The beachfront Hotel Majestic fire started In a night club packed with winter vacationers and swept the lower Doors. Many persons jumped from the hotel into the surf of Acapulco Bay, U.S, sailors put out boats to rescue them, Training for ••••rvlsts UTTLE ROCK (AP) - A training seminar here Tuesday with attract navai reservists from Little Rook, Pine Bluff, Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Camden, Helena and Monroe and Ruston, La., in addition to Rear Adm. George R. Muse of Oma» ha, Neb., commander of the Naval Reserve Training Command. This will be the initial inspection of naval reserve facilities in Arkansas by the commander of the training command. fatal fhootln* Accidental NEWARK, Ark. (AP) - Independence County Coroner George Barnett ruled Saturday that the shotgun death of Clarence MeClaifl, 41, of Newark was accidental. tlon of armed into the South. Johnson sent Park a personal letter last Thursday, and Vance was expected to deliver another such tetter today. Informed Korean sources sold Johnson mny have Invited Park to Washington and, depending on the results of his talks with Vance, Park may decide to go. In a move welcome to the South Koreans, the American officers who head the U.N. Command in Korea asked for a meeting with North Korea to air claims of Communist truce violations "in and through the demilitarized zone." North Korea rejected the command's proposal to meet today, but It was Indicated that the Communists proposed meet- Ing Wednesday and that this would be acceptable to the U.N. side. A U.S, military spokesman said four North Koreans crossed Into South Korea around midnight Sunday, but American sentries repelled them In a brief clash. No casualties were reported. There was speculation that Vance would also meet with North Korean representatives before his. scheduled departure fuojjday afternoon. .The United State^ and North 'Korea have held five secret meetings since the Communists seized the U.S. intelligence-gathering ship Pueblo Jan. 23. No official reports have come out of the talks, but reliable Korean sources said they believed three Injured Pueblo crewmen and the body of one sailor who died would be returned soon. The secret meetings miffed the South Koreans, traditionally strong allies of the United States, who are more concerned about the security threat raised by the Communist commando raid into Seoul Jan. 21 In nn attempt to assassinate President Park. The commandos failed, but a police chief was killed In a gun battle with them only 800 yards from the presidential mansion. Allied forces later killed 27 of the infiltrators and captured one. South Korean officials also were expected to ask Vance for return of operational control of their 560,000-man armed forces, now held by American Gen. Charles H. Bonesteel III, the commander of U.N. forces In South Korea. system on earth by pollution, A. massive collection of stacked-up garbage continues In part of Hu**, sent 400 the Perfume River In boats to attack the northwest flank of North vie" {names*' forces In the old waited Citadel. It was tho first time American troops had entered the battle for thfi Citadel, scene of heavy fighting since UM» Communist^ attacked Htm Jan. 31 In the ear- takeover as Mayor John V. Lindsay attacks the governor's moves, WASHINGTON Two organizations spending more than $200,000 a year to counsel conscientious objectors to military service say draft boards ore taking an Increasingly hard line on granting such deferments. Echo 1 appears about to fade away. This U.S. satellite has long ranked ns one of the most easily observed spacecraft orbiting the earth. Senate Republicans honor Abraham Lincoln. A Southern Democrat, Harry F, Byrd Jr. of Virginia, joins In the tribute. Arlccmsan Kllfod In Kansas FT. LEAVENWORTII, Kan. (AP>- Pvt. Charles C. Ward, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ward of Eudora, Ark., was killed lat« saMiTMay nlgnt „ jn^'' a. .otte*c?tr 'cr'asnT.' Spec. 5 Maynard; L. Reyant, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Reynant of West Concord, Minn., was also killed In the wreck. Humphrey May Quit th« ADA WASHINGTON (AP) - There was some speculation Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, ^ a founder of Americans for Dem- "' ocratlc Action, might quit the ADA after Its board voted Saturday to support Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy for the Democratic nomination for president. But an aide to the vice president said Humphrey hasn t been an ADA member since taking the nation's No, 2 elective office more than three years ago. Man In Jail against 35 major cities and towns. South Vietnnmes* troops nnd pushed the enemy force Into comers but hod been unable to drive them out, -7 Addition of the 400 fresh men* swelled the Leatherneck tore* In Hue to about 1,000 men, A P., correspondent George McArthuc reported from Hue that the Marines ware meeting only occa*. atonal sniper fire In the southern part of the city 400 miles north of Saigon. He said there were indications all North Vietnamese troops had withdrawn from the fighting for the south stdo, leaving only lo-. cal guerrillas, Including som» who Infiltrated among the 30,000 civilian refugees. LI. Col. Plum Van Khoa, province chief, mayor of Hue and district military commander, aid Communist troops In Hue executed 300 civiliatuf Friday and burled them in a the %r*v$wafln »n.'• anjik wl yet reached by a llldd forces but that his reports of the execu'tlona were precise and unquestionable. The victims were province officials, technicians, policemen and others who long had been rnnrkod for death by the Communists, he sail. ? d 12 ™" 1 ( city as captives .... . , F W |n ,f als l co / )U " lJe ^ . n «d Its suburb for the 3 h Hangs Himself FOHREST CITY, Ark. (AP) — An Investigation was under way here Sunday Into the death of Eugene Reeves, 56, of Forrest City, who apparently hung himself In his .St. Francis County Jail cell early Sunday morn- Ing. All Around Town By The SUr Staff Mrs, Charles (Lillian) Briant Commission on the Status of Wo has returned to St. Michael's Hospital In Texarkana anrl will Vietnamese Infantrymen, helicopter gunshlps and flgntcr- bombors killed 223 Viet Cong In running battles around a government ammunition dump a mile northeast of Tan Son Nhut Air, Base and near the Saigon racetrack on the city's western outskirts. AP photographer Jo*) Holloway reported thnt Infantryman from thft U.S. 109th Brigade, moved Into Saigon Friday to speed the rnopup operation, found remnants of a Viet Cong buttalion hiding out behind Ijrsve mounds In two small cemeteries and noar three nouses surroundod by rice pa«l» di 33 In the rac« course area. The Infantrymen sealed the area off with armored personnel Texarkana undergo surgery this week. The U of A Symphony Orchestra, now on tour, will play at the Fine Arts Center In El Dorado tonight (Monday) at 8 p.m... Tony Smith, son of Mr, and Mrs. Herman Smith, is a member of the orchestra...Attending the Friday night performance of the orchestra in Little Rock were Mr. and Mrs. Herman Smith, Mrs. Clydfe Smith, and Mrs, Robert Walker. The Senior Citizens Club, formerly known as tht- GoWen Age Club, will have Us Potluck dinner Thursday, February 15, at the Youth Center, .lunch Is at 12 noon art! everyone is urged to come. Brencla Williams, daughter of Mrs. Hazel Williams, Hope, appeared in a student recital last week at Southern State College... she played a piano solo, "Nocturnal Tangier", she plans to music after graduation. men. At Southern State Brenda S, Evans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Evans, will perform with the 60-plece bam) In Its midwinter concert., she Is a senior office administration major, a 1964 Hopfc High graduate awl Is a member of Trl-C, Da Capo, Chi Alpha, Women's Recreation Association and the Baptist Student Union, .she Is currently secretary <il the Concert choir. lii the Arkansas Community Development Contest Prescott is entered in the Trade Promotion anil Development Division, .the winner will receive a $1,000 cash award, .the judging at Prescott will be Jt 3 a.m. Tuesday... the event is sjjonsorwi by various industries and is coordinated by tht Arkansas Stat<; Chamber loudspeaker from a hovering helicopter for the guerrillas to surrender. None came out, Thfl infantrymen went in after them and later counted 42 enemy (teifj, along wttfi six './.$, trooj$ killed and 13 wvtwided* in another Incident, a flare dropped to Illuminate a sector of th« city CHuse'i a tou.89 fir* that killed 12 me>n'«-:,-j of one firnUy. But downtown, more people *<ire on the streets and more shops were open Chan at any ttrm? since cities fighting began Jan. 31, ; §*!!•• Cambllnf Iqulpmtnt HOT SPfll.NGS, Ark, (AP) -i Hot Springs Pulice raided tftfe basement of a partially corn* pleted house here early Sunday morning, confiscated son» gambling equipment. ctwrged -Jytm £. Auood, ktepjfl| of 3 Mrs. Lynn member Harris of Hope is o( the Governor's The Kiwinis Club will take oa Hot Springs with the Jayeees and Perry's Truck- gambling house, era will play the Yerger High Police Chief John Efm&y sajkj ard Hope High Coaches in a a dice table, a blackjack •March of Dimes benefit game a "poker table, cards, dice Wfdafcsday evening at Jones poker chips were con FieW House, All proceeds go to He said only two or three B§fl th*-March of Dimes drive. sons were In '.he baseraenj, —

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