Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 15, 1968 · Page 1
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W«ath«r |ahnr Urges «r—_~*__.._.».- TT __t*T raw is, m Israeli Hits Experiment sta* i ft i i« P:~LA tlon report for 24. LBJ 10 rlElll hours endlnq at 7 1*1*1.1* tinir ending •«',m, Thupfday, High 31, Lew 29, rain, snow, sleet ,64 of an Inch, Forecast By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ARKANSAS - Decreasing cloudiness and colder tonight, Friday partly cloudy and « lit* tie warmer. Low tonight 18*28, leather Elsewhere By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High Low Albany, cloudy 31 24 Albuquerque, cloudy36 32 Atlanta, rain 51 33 Bismarck, snow 32 13 Boise, snow 38 28 Boston, clear 31 24 Buffalo, snow 25 24 Chicago, clear 33 19 Cincinnati, cloudy 37 21 Cleveland, cloudy 28 18 Denver, cloudy 24 15 Des Molnes, clear 29 20 Detroit, cloudy 34 17 Fairbanks, cloudy 16 -4 Fort Worth, cloudy 35 33 , Helena, clear 16-8 Honolulu, cloudy 81 75 Indianapolis, cloudy 31 19 Jacksonville, cloudy 64 42 Juneau, clear 37 16 Kansas City, clear 36 25 Los Angeles, cloudy 66 53 Louisville, cloudy 36 24 Memphis, snow 36 30 Miami, clear 74 52 Milwaukee, clear 32 19 Mpls.-St. P., cloudy 24 15 New Orleans, cloudy 54 49 New York, clear 35 27 Okla. City, cloudy 28 28 Omaha, cloudy 30 26 Philadelphia, clear 40 24 Phoenix, cloudy 62 46 Pittsburgh, cloudy 29 20 Ptlnd, Me., cloudy 28 15 Ptlnd. Ore., cloudy 5239 Rapid City, clear 24 14 Richmond, cloudy 50 32 St. Louis, snow 32 28 Salt Lk.Clty, clear 33 12 San Diego, cloudy 66 56 San Fran., cloudy 59 52 Seattle, clear 53 34 Tampa, clear 64 49 Washington, cloudy 46 23 Winnipeg, cloudy T—Trace) 21 -3 9 ? ANOTHER ' from Page One ed States. The report raised to 17,696 the number of Americans killed so far. In the war, the U.S. Command said, and Increased to 109,922 the number of wounded. The command said the number of American military personnel in South Vietnam at the end of last week was 500,000, the same figure given for the previous week. Other foreign allied forces totaled 61,000, also the same given for the previous week. Despite the huge Communist losses claimed since the start of the offensive Jan. 30, the estimate of enemy strength in the country was just what it has been for months: 223,000 to 248,000 military men and 75,000 to 85,000 political workers. HEARING TESTS SET FOR HEMPSTEAD COUNTY Free Electronic hearing tests will be given in Hope on Friday, Jan. 19, Anyone that has trouble Bearing or understanding is wel come to come for a free test using the latest electronic equipment lo determine his or her particu lar degree of hearing loss, Diagrams showing how the ear works and some of the causes of Bearing loss will be available, visitors can also see how a simple operation on the ear has lped thousands of people to hear again and how the latest elec ;ronic developments are helping hoysandls more, Everyone should, have a hear ng test at least once a year if hey have any trouble at all hear ,ng clearly, Even people now wearing a hearing aid or those :&at have been told that nothing could be done for them should jaye a. hearing test and should {p4 out about the latest methods of hearing correction, The free heariRg tests in Hope viU.be hew at Pill Ellis ins. Office, 21? So, min, 0.1 Friday, Feb. l§ from liOQ to 3:00 ' Mr, H. I* GUifftlR will con, duct t«e tests through the courtesy of the •IITOMI HIAtlHO •liVICI 516 Wood, greet. TwarkMA if yo,y can not get to Hope for rqyr free test, you may cooie {9 •3 imrtm office, ^iiay through Friday, from 9 4.M. to - P.M., and Saturdays frpjro ? A.M. to i P.M. With Mills By NEIL GILBRIDE Associated Press Writer MIAMI BEACH, Fla, (AP) ~ AFkCfo political strategists plan to urge President Johnson into an open fight against Rep, Wilbur Mills, D«Ark,, to win en« actment of the President's pro* posed 10 per cent .Income lax surcharge, Labor sources believe John* son income tax bill is de<td un« less he appeals to the voters over the head of Mills, who Is chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and a chief i mgressional opponent of the proposed tax hike. "Unless pressure is built up In the congressional districts, there isn't going to be a tax bill," said one high AFL-ClOpo- litical expert who works closely with Congress and the White House. "We're going to start giving him hell," the source said of the AFfXJIO's plans to fight Mills in the sense of Johnson's Income (ox measure, Asked If he thought Johnson might follow suit with a stiff political attack on Mills, the source said, "we hope he will." Labor sources think Johnson has been too soft on Mills In trying to work out a compromise on the tax legislation. The labor leaders will try to sell this point of view to Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and other administration officials scheduled to speak to AFL-CIO leaders at their meet- Ings here next week. The AFL-CIO's concern goes far beyond the tax bill itself. The labor leaders are worried about Mills' demands for big budget cuts in federal welfare programs In exchange for acting on the tax measure. "He's trying to undo everything Franklin D. Roosevelt did," the AFL-CIO source said in voicing concern that Congress might cut spending for education, health and housing programs If Mills gets his way. CONSTITUTION from Page One delegates, but would use the 1965 House apportionment which proponents of a conven- ii>tlonrclalm would do nothlngibut assure defeat of the convention idea. Under the Senate bill, each county would have at least one delegate. Such is not the case under the House bill. Opponents say the Senate bill would violate a U.S. Supreme Court one-manone-voto ruling. The measure adopted by the upper chamber also would prolong the timetable, requiring the convention to complete its work In July 1970 with the electorate voting on it in the 1970 general election. The bill prompted a flrey speech from Sen. Guy "Mutt" Jones of Conway. Jones said he saw no need of passing any convention bill until after the people vote in November on whether to hold a convention. Jones said the issue should not be In the special session because legislators "are under too much pressure. He said part of the pressure was from the press. "We're ruled by a pressocracy," Jones said. Sen. Robert Harvey of Swifton, who handled the bill, said he couldn't understand why Jones had attacked his bill. "I'm beginning to wonder at times whose side he is on," Harvey said. "I wonder why he took this bill, the Legislative Council's bill, and not the administration's bill" to jump on, The Senate also passed two measures dealing with constitutional revision. One bill would create a tem» porary Arkansas Constitutional Advisory Commission, which would compile data to be pre» sented to a convention, The other provides $15,000 for the commission's operations, Rep, Jack Oakes of Augusta, who spoke for representation by each coiwty in the bitter delate Tuesday, told the House Wednesday that it was time to get moving on the convention legislation and, that any (jitter, ences coujd pe worked oyt by a joint HouserSenate commit? tee, "Until W P take action, we will be at s loggerhead and. never get anything done," Oak.es said. The House responded with a 93sO yote and instrijeiions were given to notify Rep, Yirgii P*rt« Jer of Batesyllje oi the vote, puller, a longtime proponent o| constitutional revision, fought fc>r the bUl earlier in the week put w$,s hospitalized here Wedjries(fey with chest pains, Tlje fireworks to the lower followed as the pe, of Corrections &ms, Mrs. lela M, Henderson, ro, lifelong Palmes fesJdeftl, died Tuesday in ft local hospital, Surviving are three song, Carl of Patmos, Darls of High Point, H.C., Dallas Henderson of Hous* ion; a daughter, Mrs. W.Y.Jaek* son of Palnios, three brothers and six sisters, Services were Thursday at Smith Funeral Chapel at Stamps by the Rev, W, R, Burk, Burial was In Union Cemetery, MRS, B. J, BLLIS Funeral services for Mrs, B, J. Ellis, ?5, of Emmet Rt, 2, who died Tuesday, will be held at 3:30 p,m. Thursday at Emmet Methodist Church by the Rev, Calvin Miller. Burial will be in Snell Cemetery by Herndon Funeral Home, MRS. ANNA B, JOHNSON Mrs, Anna Belle Johnson, 72, of Fulton, died Wednesday In a local hospital, Surviving are her husband, P, R, Johnson, a son, Howard Johnson of-Little Rock and adaugh- ter, Mrs. Louise Morelock of Little Rock. Herndon will announce arrangements, Services will be held Friday at 4 p.m. at Herndon Chapel by Milton Peebles. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Horndon Funeral Home, $3.5 Billion Dollar Drain From U.S. WASHINGTON (AP) - The Commerce Department today pinpointed the U.S. dollar drain last year at $3.57 billion—the largest since I960—and blamed a deteriorating trade picture and devaluation of the British pound for most of worsening. It said the deficit between money spent in other countries by Americans and what foreigners spent here reached $1.83 billion in the fourth quarter of last year— more than the first three quarters combined. The Johnson Administration has already announced a balance of payments program designed to slice $3 billion from : the deficit this year but today was the first time the exact figures had been published. The over-all deficit was the highest since the $3.9 billion ;drainof!960. ! > 7 h : • ' ^ ?*'The department listed twoiof the major factors responsible for the Increased deficit in the fourth quarter as: 1. A$720 million decline In the trade balance from the third quarter stemming from a $560 million increase in Imports and a $160 million decline in exports. 2. A $560 million decline In purchases of U.S. securities by foreigners, reflected In the sale by the British government of its assets to defend the pound late in the year. was brought up for amendments. Eleven amendments were attached to it and six others were either defeated or withdrawn by the sponsor. However, one by Rep, Bill Wells of Hermitage touched off some brief, but impassive speeches by Wells and Rep. Herbert Rule of Little Rock. The amendment would permit corporal punishment to be administered under a set of regulations drafted by the Board of Corrections. The punishment would have to be administered by the prison director or one of his designated employes and it would forbid the administering of corporal punishment by trusty guards, Weils said he did not claim to be an expert or apenologist but that he had more faith in U, S, Dist, Judge J. Smith Henley, who two years ago or. dered that a set of rules be drawn under which corporal punishment could be admtais. tered, "We have certain in<JQr« rigibles who must be punished," Wens said, adding that he be. lieyes this was "more humane than putting them into a hole and depriving them of rations," Rule said Weils had intr9« duced several amendments he could, not go along with b«t that "this one is the last straw," He said it would, "set our penal reform progress pack an. other 40 years," "This amendment will strike at the very heart of the bgi a^<j the yery heart of the progress we've been rooying toward," Ruj.e said, He said, he cjic} not believe Arkansas "should taJse a bic> ward step down the ro§4 to a terrible penal institution," When asked *if he hJ4 eyer been spanked as a child, RuJe replied; **Yes, the spankings each of ys received were given to love by parents concerned With our upbringing,,** From the Air fr em fctge 0rie developed a pltttt for very, very rigidly any tl communications equipment *** ,«„, * , ,»* , required by the stated. 1 ' He also TEL Aviv, Israel (A?) »fs- mentioned search lights md faeli air force jet plaft^s roared HoU^ftlfdl agent*, siren as tear low across the Jordaft River to« fas, Another source said MP?9 day to attack Jordanian artll- gfenade launchers wer& imofif lery positions following the the stockpiled equipment* shelling of Israeli border settle* There also has been "preplan* ments, the Israeli army said, nlng for air delivery" of the The communique said the jets equipment, Greenllef said, Lo« were called in after Jordanian cai National Guard command' artillery started hammering the ers know, he said, that "all they Gesher and Bell Yosef collec* have to do Is pick up the tohonV' live farms In the Belsan Valley ( 0 request special equipment, south of the Sea of Galilee, Training has been broad* The army said artillery and ened. Several hundred Army, tank fire from both sides contin» National Guard and police off!* N«w Prison Bill to Bt dais are taking week*long spe* clal courses in riot control at Ft, Gordon, Ga 4 , home of the Army's military police* In addition, the Army has sup« plied Guard units with detailed riot training plans, These In- ued across the river, The Israeli army said two oth* er border settlements In theBet- san Valley also came under Jordanian guns, Each side blamed th« other for starting the fighting, apparently the most serious In a se- etude lessons learned last sum ries of gun duels across the rlv* mer in Detroit, Newark and oth er in recent weeks, * There was no immolate word on casualties, Israeli spokesman said the clash began when Jordanian the potential troops lobbed mortar shells at greatest, collective farms and that Israeli - The Army established at the troops returned the fire and si- Pentagon last Dacr:invcT a 1.1- er cities. Before summer, Armylnspec* tors will personally review units "in critical areas"—those where for violence is lenced the Arab guns. A new outbreak then flared to the north, the Israeli army said, reporting a battle Involving artillery and tanks. ' A Jordanian spokesman in Amman said the Israelis opened fire with medium arms and tank guns against Sheikh Mohammad viiiage and that Israeli reinforcements moved .In and began an artillery and mortar barrage. Primo Minister = Levl and Defense Minister Dayan have Issued warnings .to Jordan in the past week over the bolder clashes. Can Work on Vacations PHILADELPHIA (AB) member Special Civil Disturbance Board, The National Guard Bureau beefed up one of Its sections and renamnd It "The Special Office for Military Support to Civil Authority.'* This office has 227 full-time staf. fers scattered throughout the nation. Besides maps and menus, detailed tactical planning includes selection of outes into urban f slums, assembly points and Eshkbl buildings where troops can be Moshe housed. SENA TORS SAY from Page One added: "Wherever on the great globe Itself the leaders of the people seem Inept and their excuses for Philadelphia pblicenien> -have errors lack ..credibility, then the been invited to work part ?of national mood of the country their summer vacations to beef turns to frustration and depres- up the force in case of urban rioting. ' ,"".';•'•' .r;'^r .> The offer was contained in'a memorandum by missioner Frank der the, plan, veterans* sion. That is the national mood in the United States today." Chairman Earle G. Wheeler Police Com- of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, L. Rizzo, Un- asked;, by Capitol Hill newsmen 10 If ne felt nuclear weapons might o'f years or more can workTtwo be required to defend Khe Sanh, weeks of their three week vaca- answered: 7 tions. Men of less .seniority-can " l do not think nuclear wea- work one of their two 1 weeks. P° ns will be needed" In defense ' the allied base In South Vlet- Rizzo said they will b utfLE iteefc <AP)- Hatey of Little Rock, chairman of the state Prison Beard, and a group of legislators worked for 3*4 hours Wednesday night drawing up a new prison bill that will be Introduced in the legislature todav, Sen, Rftox Nelson of Wne Bluff, one of the chief organizers of the new bill, predicted that the new version would pass the Senate, The new bill replaces administration legislation that appeared headed for trouble. Before the new bill was drawn, Nelson told Haley that the administration's bill could not get through the Senate without being amended so severely that little of it would be left. Three bills dealing with prison reform already have been introduced in the legislature, The bills would create a Department of Correction to run the prisons and a separate Board of Pardons and Paroles, to establish a state probation system and authorize the position of a commissioner of corrections. The group concentrated on the largest bill of the three, SB 63, which sets up the new department and establishes the Pardons and Paroles Board, This bill is the same as KB 78, to which the House attached 11 amendments Wednesday. Some of the House amendments were Included In the new bill, The group went over SB63 word for word after Nelson tried to convince Haley that the best course would be to amend another prison reform bill (SB 69) Introduced by Sen, Robert Harvey of Swifton. The main difference between Harvey's bill and SB63 was that Harvey's measure had no provision for establishing a Pardons and Paroles Board, Nelson suggested amending Harvey's bill to make It more likely to pass, sahing, "a bill of some type would be better than no bill at all." Haley replied: "That's debatable." Some of the major changes agreed on Included eliminating any mention of corporal punishment; deletion of the portion of the bill describing how the governor could remove members of the parole board; and deletion $ : the, .se.cti.qn giving the Board fr em Or* Ifte JACK RUSSELL Jack R, Russell, son of Arnold D« Russell, Hope, and Mrs, M,S, Sheerer of Carthage, Mo,, has been commissioned second lieu* tenant in the U.S. Army Reserve upon completion of ROTC at uni« versity of Missouri where he is a student In the School of Journalism, CHINA SHOOTS from Page One the other," Peking said. The Pentagon denied several hours later that the second plane had been damaged and Vietnam, "last saw the other The Pentagon said it did not know how many MIGs were involved, Tha Skyraiders were on a ferry flight from Cubi Point in The Philippines to the aircraft carrier Coral Sea in the Tonkin Gulf. It was the ninth reported penetration by U.S. planes of Chinese airspace. Another Skyralder came within a few miles of Hainan Island only a few days earlier, the Pentagon said, but turned back apparently without incident. Prison Baby to Bo Removed LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The chairman of the state Prison Board said Wednesday that a baby being kept by Its Inmate mother at Cummins Prison Farm will be removed as .soon as arrangements are made. John Haley said the board never approved of allowing the woman to have the baby. Prison Supt. Thomas 0. Murton arranged for the woman to get the child, saying the woman had mental problems and having the child would be good therapy. , Vle1ftames« officials to tourse of & IMP Inlt niS. him to Moscow and N«* Delhi is well as Parts, Stale Department press off!* eer Robert J, McCtosley, asked whether Kask's totally negative report oft the fafobinfs Covered the f hant and P anfcflf e«>lofa« tlon, replied! "ft fakw teto 16. count everything *e know," . , "At no time has Hanoi tadi* cited publicly of privately/' Rusk said to a statement, "that it wtll refrain from taking mfii. tary advantage of any cassation of the bombing of North Viet* nam, Nor has it shown any ' terest in preliminary sions to arrange a after June 1. nam where A mass ,'Cojnmunist " «ii» 11 u u • .s'l"Svijui..-,»>«) iv^niTfr:'/< l rYW(f»:->trt"«niHy,*'H*.uii.v' .attack is believed imminent. eminent domain and the De artment fo purchase land , President Johnson, who has been kept closely informed ot all the exploratory discussions, laid down the basic U,S, position in a September speech at San Antonio, Tex« ••• He said the United States was prepared to halt the bombing of North Vietnam if that would lead quickly to talks holding some hope of success, He sild he would assume North Vietnam would not take advantage of a cessation of bombing to improve Us military position, As indicated by Rusk's state' ment, the critical issue from the U.S. point of view is some firm word from Hanoi that it would level off or scale down its military activity parallel with ; an end of bombing of the North* , Hanoi's position, by contrast, has been that the United States must halt all bombing and "other acts of war" against North Vietnam before peace talks can beheld. :; Saying the United States hail to take into consideration the massive Communist offensive in South Vietnam and military build-up near the Demilitarized Zoue, In assessing Hanoi's interest' in peace talks along lines suggested by Johnson, r I Prescott Manor For Excellence in Nursing Home Care; Phone 887-3731 ^ Prescott. Arkansas ; P.O. Box 876" \ right} You say you fell out of a tree and iffi be eight weeks before you're back in school? Cheer up. Even Tarzan mis-times a leap now and then. And don't give up on your school work. We've made it possible for many shut-in students to attend classes even though they're confined to bed. Our school-to-home service is the answer. It's a two-way communications system that lets the student speak and listen to anyone in the classroom, It's helped many a bright youngster through some pretty gloomy confinements. After all, we've had years and years of practice in developing phone arrangements for special problems. We offer phones for hard-oNhearing people, blind people, people who can't use their hands-phones so kids in bed can be in school, We'll be glad to tackle your problem, top, Just call the telephone business office. Maybe we can help.

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