Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 14, 1968 · Page 8
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 14, 1968
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Thi tragedy of Mm: He starts off with a Comtrv - and winds up with a Government! Our Daily Bread Sfc«d Thin bf Th« tdrtw We Hear From Georgia About End Symbol'30' O ne of our items last month, "30- Boshl" was circulated across the South In the edl- ftoflal reprint service of the Isputhern Newspaper Publishers fAssodation, Chattanooga, Tenn. lit drew an amusing cross-fire ffrom a fellow editor in Geor- fgla, and Waiter C, Johnson, | Jr., secretary-manager of [SNPA, was thoughtful enough ; to send me the Georgian's reply. 'Here it is HOPE (ARK.) STAR KILLS A FINAL ILLUSION By SYLVAN MEYER I Editor Gainesville (Ga.) Daily Times There's little enough romance 'left In the newspaper business. Otherwise, one would not be moved to take Issue with the Hope, Ark. Star's comment that ending news stories with the symbol "30" is passe. • Maybe at the Hope, Ark. Star they no longer use "30," but we like to use "30." "30" has a flair to it, a style. It means the matter Is wrapped up, ended, over. At Hope, Ark,, they use the pound symbol or the number symbol. Indeed, an editorial in the Hope, Ark., Star calls "30" a minor irritation for copyreaders, pretentious, an affectation. The Hope, Ark. Star accurately traces the use of "30" to the telegraph days, alleging that newspapers "stole stories from 'the railroad telegraph" and .picked up the symbol. V Reputable authorities bear out 'part of that story. Actually, in the not so old days, telegraphers sent stories, to newspapers, too, as well as messages along rail- inroad lines. ' The end symbol, ,ofJL'30"j»ai».a,n»tural. jnHorst* Code It'Is-three dots and flv~« dashes, an easy and distinctive closing indication. Most of the time, the man with the key merely sent three dots and held his key down until ready to resume sending. Thus "30." The Hope, Ark. Star says that since newspapers have wire services, "30" has become "taboo" and out of style. Say it isn't so, Hope, Ark., Star. Those traditions and legends that once lured youngsters to newspaper ing added up to a special world. The glamor may be wearing away with the demise of type lice, of the Immediacy of page one, the urge to print an extra, the battered hat with a card in the ribbon, the reporter who insisted on getting all the news even when sources clammed upon him. But, gosh, Hope, Ark., Star, let's not eliminate everything that gives our calling a flavor of Us very own. 1 The old pastepots have given away to oil cans filled with rubber cement; the smell of proofing ink disappeared with photocopies of glued'Up, electric typewriter strips of copy; barking city editors have yielded to the personnel and management experts and if we stop the press for a story we'll miss buses, trains and motor routes, • Leave us leave something. fire Destroys a Nome Here The home of MeKinleyCooper, in the 1700 block of Graham Street at Avenue H, was totally destroyed by fire about U a,m, Wednesday, City firemen said, the home was entirely engulfed by the time the truck arrived, Cause of the blaze is unknown, Bill to Allow School Bonds WTTLE ROCK (AP) ~ The Arkansas Senate Tujsdjy at' taehed an amendment to an e4* ijcation bill that woijW Silow the ftussellville School DiStfiQt \o }ssue bonds to relieve Its fl* nancial difficulties this year, the amendment would SiJqw the school board to issue bonds thit would be repaid w|thia JO years, T^ amendment applies to district with '-nonbpfldec} }nt djebted/iess' 1 at the tim^ >f the bjjl's enactment, : The bill authorises the state gpard of Education to qu£j||y &>r federal aid iP programs |br pupils in institutions under con? $rol of other public bpajrds -and commissions. t«* Star Printed by Offset rr tmln jettf Sttf pt<*« tefcft of tftf I fiiffttf vfl! cfellftf }0tf SUf of Hot*, 18W, Press 19*7 CansolidifW Jamury 16, 1929 HOft AKAKStt, WtWtSW, ftHMtt 14,1968 Momter: Associated Press A AudK 8«r«aa af ClrcuUtloflt AT. Net Circulation 6 mot. erriln* S«pt. 30, !»1 - w Salaries Adjusted by Board In regular ; session last night the City Board of Directors adjusted the salaries of six Street Department employes to conform toward the conclusion that last with salaries paid to workers summer's urban riots were spontaneous holding similar positions in other departments. None of the adjustments amounted to over $15. The group agreed to purchase a Pulva Mixer for the Street • Department, including attach- -^inenti^fbV th« mim -of $4,600. Roy Anderson'was according moral support as a "civic- minded citizen" for the memorial he is erecting to his late wife. Mr. Anderson is building attractive new entrances to Rose Hill Cemetery. Some rates for garbage collection will be revised, the group decided after a discussion. Residents of Oakhaven approached the group council to see if the town could work out some deal for once-a-week garbage collection there. The Board advised the matter would be further discussed following a revision of fees*. Harry Shiver, at the request of the Board, said that asphalt fiber tile used for sewer lines was inferior to tile and cast iron pipe. Following a discussion the group voted to draw up an ordinance which would ban the use of the tile. Don Manus 4 Associates, Little Rock, was hired at the rate of $350 per month to grade a workable program for Urban Renewal, The firm was hired at the request of the City Planning Commission, Permission was granted to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Underwood and Mrs. and Mrs. Earl Hampton to establish a family amusement center in the old Atchley Furniture building on South Main. They were told it would be allowed as long as the center conformed to civic and city rules and regulations, Plans call for pool tables, domino tables and snack bar, and other games, Commission Believes Civil Disorders • f- - •• '• Were Spontaneous Wage Bill Is Passed in Senate By GAY LORD SHAW Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The President's Commission onClvil Disorders is reportedly moving •not the rJsuit of a is few conspiracy. Unless new evidence unearthed within the next weeks, commission so' that will be ra major panel's final Deport, written for release about March 1. Another section will make urgent recommendations on steps to prevent disorders. "In each case we found agitation before, during and after the riots, but hot any planned conspiracy," one official said. "As far as we can tell, all broke out spontaneously. "That part of our Investigation is proceeding right up to the last moment." Thus far, the commission's findings correspond with testimony it received last August from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. In the six months since then, some of the commission's top aides have devoted much of their time to searching for evidence that the riots were planned. One Investigator reported he encountered, in quiet visits to several urban areas, individual agitators "who like to claim credit for disturbances they had in their cities. But they really can't." The ll-member panel was appointed by President Johnson last July 29 to investigate the causes, of riots that scarred Detroit, Newark and other cities LITTLE ROCK Arkansas Senate passed The itwo British Not Optimistic About Peace By RONALD THOMSON Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) .- U,N, Secre- ttfy-G«n«r«] U Thant delayed hi* rthirn to New York today and flew to Paris Instead, possibly to eel a message from Ha* nol, but British officials were not optimistic that Vietnam peace negotiations are any closer, i After meetings with a North petn*mese representative In New Delhi and talks with Soviet and British leaders In Moscow and London, Thant decided Tuesday night to go to Paris aft* er his baggage had been put on a New York plane. Some reports said he received word that a message from Hanoi had arrived for him at the Paris offices of North Vietnamese envoy Mai Van Bo. These reports said the message could be a reply to proposals for peace talks made by Thant to Nguyen Hao, North Vietnam's counsul general in New Delhi. However, there was little optl-< mlsm in London that a further contact between Thant and Hanoi would be decisive for efforts to got the Americans and the Communists to a conference table, "There are simply no signs of willingness by North Vietnam to talk peace on terms that the United States could accept," one source said. Thant conferred in London with Foreign Secretary George Brown and Prime Minister Harold Wilson, who recently visited both Soviet leaders in Moscow and President Johnson in Washington, After talking with Thant, Wilson told the House ^of Com N«w Vietnam Call-up MIGS Downed Cuffs Deeper Into the a$ ftraget.c iw . ,i>(V^* . • w »» <•»& HAJlOmO OUIIAIQ LMfcOwvU \rf\J *<• WM vv»w »n«* •»*i'»* wv »*r* ^" w ••» iou*rcfs said similar minimum wage bills njons again Tuesday that "only poffif in the Tuesday while th« House lodged A ?$£; '** $&. I*** 1 ' £$£*% V iww b e it v -.it 8 «if^j»i^timis'bmer(le35« ^M^Jf tttT flMWlei* over; a measure to establish'trie-"' 1 M-m^ from starting negotiations, Thaot's aides were secretive By FREDS. HOFFMAN APMlHUry writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The hurry-up shipment of another 10,500 combat troops to Vietnam euls deeper into a strategic reserve of Fulltime soldiers which senior military officers say has been dam? rausly depleted. These officers, say privately they believe at least one division should be called up from the Army National Guard to bolster the strategic reserve of divisions available In the United States for swift deployment around the world. The question of a call-up of group reserve units Is under study and no decision has been reached, But pressure for such a call-up Is rising. Military officers In the Pontn- gon exoress belief further ground force deployments to Vietnam will be necessary and that the current buildup objective of 525,000 will be raised. This also Is under study. A Congress member who declined to be Identified said the dispatch of more troops to Vietnam in addition to the 10,500 would bo announced shortly. "They're already pro grammod," he said. Three days after tho Viet Cong opened their devastating city offensive, Secretary of Defense Robert S, MfiNvtnur.t 'old newsmen "wo believe that the American forces there at present are adequate." In the interim, Gen. William C. Westmoreland sent out a call for more ground troops, In view of that offensive and the continuing North Vietnamese threat to attack the Kho Sanh stronghold In northwestern South Vietnam. Either McNamara,; ; was overruled or has changed his mind since his Feb. 1' statement that U.S. forces in Vietnam are ad«* *-, ' • •• : . "If • .••*'•'.. and to recommend preventative action. The first two sections of the report—what happened and why —are virtually sources said, and See COMMISSION on Page Two Pay Enough Cash and Computer Guarantees You tho Right Husband mentally, physically and emo* tionaily, We all have 50 areas of compatibility, it seems, «fld of his areas, ?apj it could be For b«n4re4s" of us observing love, another Valentine's Bgy on the The first step in brink of sptosterhood, U means mating is $225, a — - By MARY ELkEN MYRENE Associated Press Writer SEATTLE, Wash, (AP) «r I am 4W)O^M7 and to a means love, chanics for conducting a constl- hitional convention. ' Both of the minimum wage bills provide for a $1 a hour minimum with If) cent increases in each of the next two years. However, the upper chamber seemed to favor a bill by "Sen. Richard Griffin that would have provided stiffer penalties for violations of the law. The other bill, an administration measure, passed 24-9 after lengthy and flrey debate while Griffin's bill passed 32-2 after little debate. An amendment by Rep. Cecil Alexander of Heber Springs to use the 1965 House apportionment in the election of delegates to a constitutional convention touched off the heated debate in the lower chamber. The proposal, finally defeated 60-33, generally lined up the rural forces against the urban forces. The proposal would have allowed each county at least one delegate, Earlier In the day the House passed a Senate measure calling for the electorate to vote his November on whether to call a convention. The bill was sent to the governor for his signature. The House did approve several amendments, including one to require the election of all 100 complete, delegates and another to pro- members yjjjg tor a runo fj election for the delegates, Also approved were amend* ments allowing the legislature to determine how many news* papers would be designated to publish a document produced by the convention and one that would provide that any alter* nate proposals on a new constitution ballot not be adopted if the entire document were re* jected by the voters, Most of the opponents to Al* exander's amendment charged who endiess string Ql bachelors fjudable. The source of all this good qeii's is Computer Mjtfchjfl! fa ternational, fee,, whjieh pro. poses to toJ the perfect man fjpr yoij anxj me^ or our money It's a projjgsitioa barfly when you consider that are returnable. 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The Marines claim their re* serve division and Itsansoeintetl tvlr wing could be rflftdy tor deployment about 30 days after cftll-up. This combined ground-air unit totals about 48,000men. The Army has a 150,000-mAn force of first-line reservists and guardsman who for two years have been under go Ing ortra training and are supposed to be fit for deployment eight w««ks after being mustered. AP News Digest VIETNAM The U.S. Marine base at Kh«? Sanh takes Its heaviest pounding in six days. The battle for Hue enters Us third week as Communist troops (n the Citadel beat back allied attacks. Republican Sen. Thruston B. Morton questions the necessity of an American stand at Kho Sanh. The hurry-up shipment of an By GEORGE Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - U.S« fighter- bom&ers shot down two M1017 Jets today, blasted three North Vietnamese airfields and lent ft hand (6 U.S. Marinas frying to drive di«hard Communist holdouts from the waited Citadel of Hu«. Two Air Force F-t Phantoms encountered the MIGs 30 to 40 rnUes northwest of Ha'fioi and brought them ttown with missiles and 20mm cannon, the Alf Force said. This raised the total number of MIGs claimed downed In aerial combat In thfl last thr«* years to 110, compared with 40 American wnrplanes lost to; MlGs. The U.S. Command said that during strikes against North Vietnam Tuesday, Air Force and Navy bombers attacked tho airfield six miles southwest of Haiphong, tho Bal Thuong field 70 mtloa south of Hanoi, and the Vlnh atrflold MO mllos north of the demilitarized zone. As the battle for Hue continued Into Its third woolc, U,S, Ma. rlno Jets streaked down on the former Imperial capital of Vietnam to bomb, strafe and rocket other 10,500 combat troops to w outer Wflil ' of the , d CUadQl Vietnam cuts deeper into a strategic reserve of full-tlmo soldiers. Military officials say that .t^rmy'ndd out ""•"• '-•—•—-•• Tho lets made pass after pass, attempting to blast a path behind which remnants o( a North Vietnamese regiment group already has been dangerously depleted, about the purpose of his trip to' Paris. They indicated he would confer with French Foreign Minister Maurice Couve de Murville and possibly with President Charles je Gaulle. It could not be established whether Thant Intended to meet personally with Hanoi's man In Paris. A spokesman at U.N. headquarters in New York said Thant would return there some time Thursday. Rain, Sleet Through Thursday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rain mixed with sleet and snow is expected for Arkansas through Thursday with temperatures remaining rather cold. The U. S. Weather Bureau said snow developed In Southwest Arkansas early today and the movement was toward the northeast. Little or no accumulation was predicted but some bridges in the south portion reportedly were beginning to ice over, Low temperatures reported around the state this morning ranged from 21 degrees at Harrison to 32 at Texarkana, Highs Tuesday ranged from 34 at Harrison to 40 at Pine Bluff, Precipitation reported around the state in the 24-hour period ending at 6 a.m, today included ,05 of an Inch at Texarkana, Arkansas Army Officer Killed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) - Army 1st Lt, Harmon L, RemmeU III Of Fayetteville has been killed as a result of nonhostile action in the Vietnam war, the De» fense Pepartment saW Tues- get a message from Ho nol. ; € WASHINGTON ;• The President's Commission on Civil Disorders reportedly Is moving toward the conclusion that last summer's urban riots were spontaneous and not the result/if a conspiracy, 'The congressional stalematir over- President Johnson's tax gon dispute the Idea U.S. mill- hike Is the toughest test yet for tary strength is being stretched the "new economics" theory. U Thant changes his plans through the wall tor the Loath- and goes to Paris, possibly to or nock» on the ground. But the Civilian officials at the 'Penta- perilously thin. They say there are nearly one million men—not counting reservists— In uniform in the United States who could be drawn on for overseas deployment. But senior officers argue such numbers are misleading, since a large part of this total Is in basic or other training or performing rear-area functions. Key elements of the strategic reserve, these officers say, are the combat-roady regular Army and Marine divisions in the United States. There were 10 such divisions In this country in July 1965 when President Johnson ordered a major build-up of American ground forces In Vietnam, Eight of them were Army divisions, two were Marine, There are four Army divisions in the United States— and one of them [& losing a brigade of highly trained paratroopers to the Vietnam war, The Army has begun to form another division, the Sixth Infantry, at Ft. Campbell, Ky., but this outfit will not be combat-ready for about nine INTERNATIONAL The Blafrans are talking peace but making daring attempts to counterattack on the Nigerian civil war. NATIONAL The U.S. space agency may launch the first three-man Apollo astronaut crew sooner than planned, Some airlines and travel agencies—in addition to a few hundred hotshot salesmen—are among those feeling the effects of President Johnson's proposals to keep more tourist dollars home. A Bachelor Wanted This MANILA (AP) - City Councilor Cesar T. Lucero proposed this Valentine's Day that the government double the marriage license fee in Manila. Lucero, a bachelor, hasn't got anything against marriage. He wants to Increase tho city's revenue and say* no man would mind paying 00 cents for his marriage license instead of 25 cents. All Around Town Planne Marcum, Mr. and Mrs. Vance Marcum, made the dean's list at State College of Arkansas during the last semester. According to their own figures City Police drove about 99,123 miles last yfcar,,.tt)ls is an overage of 49,000 plus miles for each of two vehicles operated by the City Police Department, Pot llee Carl Ward reports, By The Star Stiff daughter of Sgt, Hale is a printing super- i/Ueodent at Sbeppard with the Air Training Command.,he served in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War Jl,.,h« Is a graduate of Pi-yscott High and has studied at San Antonio College,,, his wife, Venita, is the daughter of Mr, and Mrs, Brozie Haynle of Prescott, He was the son of Mr, and Mrs, Harmon L, Remmell J>, of fayetteviile, Contain Missing In War Action LONOKE, Ark, (AP) ~ Capt, Carl L. West, 29, of Lonoke, has been killed in action In the Vietnam war, his lather announced Tuesday, West, a helicopter pilot, had been reported missing 'La action, He was the son of Joe S, West of Lonoke, Tech, Sgt, Billy J, son of Mr, and Mrs, H, T, Flesher of Hope, Ark, W, 2, has received the U, S, Air Force Commendation Medal at Moody AFB, Ca^gl, Flesher was decorated for meritorious ser* vices as an administrative su* pervisor,,,he is a member of ths Ajr Training Comfnand jM ,bis wife, Barbara, Is the daughter of Mrs. H, F, R.*y of Nashville, Ga, Chief Master Sergeant William 0. Hale, son of Mr, and Mrs, Horace Hale of Prescott Ark., has resisted in the U* S. Air Force at SheppardAFBjTexas,,, The rabbit and quail hunting seasons will both close February 15,,,rabbit season has been open since Sept, 15 and quail season since December l,,,ttieo/i!/ >pen hunting season with firearms is the fur-bearers' season that will close February 28, reports the Arkansas Game L Fish Commission, Mr. a«i Mrs. W. W. Oglesby have moved to Hope from Dallas. They have retired and are mixing their {tome on P|rk Drive... They are Methodists, and he is a brother of Mrs. C. Cook. Doug Rogers, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Rogers Jr., served as i page Tuesday to Senator Oien He/rim in the Arkansas Legislature. North Vletnamasfl continued to lay down heavy barrages of fire on the Marino positions a few hundred yards away. The Interior area held by the Communists apparently was still oft Limits to the U.S. niors bac»UM It contained historic 10th century monuments and the imperial throno room. A senior U.S. officer s&ld the North Vietnamese holed up In the Citadel ware b«lfevod running low on ammunition and other supplies. He said they apparently had managed to hold out this long by getting supplies at night from tho noarby north bank of the Perfume River. Tho Air Force also announced U Is investigating reports of "friendly casualties" when hall the bombs dropped Tuesday by U.S. BS2 bombers on the closest raid they have ever made to Saigon landed outside the target area. The spokesman saw 100,000 pounds of bombs went astray, Indicating three or four of tho high-level StratofortreMos made tho raid. The target was Vltit Cong troop concentrations 10"/2 miles north of the city, and the spokesman added that a yen the bombs that went astray landftd in an area for which South Vietnamese officials had given target clearance, U was the first rej>ort of a bombing error by tho big 652s In nearly three yoars of operations ovar South Vietnam, but most of their strikes bavo be«n against enemy-controM areas, Minor's Home in Court May Be Published LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Nell "Sox" Johnson of Nashville, one of Gov, Wlnthrop Rockefeller's two apfjointees on the state Came and Fish Commission, can't te reappolnted when his short lerins end in July, the at. torney general's office held Tuesday, Chief Asst, AUy, Gen, Les EVJUS sai4 in an opinion to Howard County Judge Jones Floyd of Nashville that the cor,* stitutional amendment that ere. ate<i eft* commission limited commissioners to one term and provided thai ''none can sue* ceed himself," Evitt.s said he thought that would apply to Johnson, even though he was not serving a full seven-year term, Johnson was appointed to the posi Oct, 13, 1967 to complete the unexpired term of the latg Verl Hudspeth of Harrison, in another opinion, the attorr ney general's office said the names of minors oa municipal' court dockets rcay be publish by newspapers aM othjr aews media, ;

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