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Satellite Corf, li Year Ahead at Schedule '. WASHINGTON (AP) • The .Communications Satellite Corp H just turned five, Is at least a full year ahead of Its own ambitious Schedule in developing global jbommunlcatlons system, but it's hitting snags* t Since Its incorporation in Feb* j-uary 1963, Comsat has moved sktmmlngly within the operating framework marked out for ii by Congress and the Federal Communications Commission, ' Now if is bumping into the le» gal and regulatory boundaries of that framework* . Comsat cannot even find ways to spend Its money, It Is still sit* flng on at least two-thirds of the $200 million capital that eager Investors shelled out for its stock in 1964. .. That's because it Is limited to one technology— satellites— and to one sphere of operation— in* ternallonal, Further, It cannot deal directly with communications users, but must act as a ^wholesaler in selling channel time to other carriers, who re- isell to the public. ' : Comsat would like to acquire the other U.S. overseas cable "and radio carriers and become the U»S, "chosen instrument" ifor international communications—a one-company monopoly, like those of other nations. " Some of the other carriers seem willing to merge, but nobody can move without an act of Congress removing the antitrust barriers. The administration Isn't sure It wants to propose that. G To study that and a score of ;|nterrelated communications problems, President Johnson created last August a Task Porce on Communications Poll- jcy. He gave It a year to make recommendations. Meantime decision-making at the FCC appears to be stalled. Comsat would like to put $58 million of Its Idle cash into a pilot-scale domestic satellite system, with free channels for educational TV. A decision from the FCC Isn't in sight. The agency has also been unable to decide on the proposal of the American Telephone t Telegraph Co. to lay a big new Atlantic cable. • Comsat says the cable would cost more and provide fewer channels than It satellites—and wpul^l.cut: Into; Comsat's poten- , tlal markets overseas. > Disagreements . Acknowledged I by Vance ,* * j WASHINGTON (AP) - Spe- •cial envoy Cyrus Vance ac- ^knowledges there was dsagree- •ment during meetings with :South Korean officials over in- istant retaliation to any new JNorth Korean attacks, : Vance told newsmen after an jiour-long talk with President jJohnson Thursday on his mis- jsion to Seoul that there were ; 'differing views among different Individuals" on the question bf possible retaliation. ] The South Korean government ^reportedly asked the United jStates for revision of the securi- jty treaty between the two nations to make instant retaliation possible. : The treaty now provides both countries will meet common danger in accordance with their constitutional processes, • Vance said no secret agree- nients were made during the meetings and there were no understandings beyond the language of a joint communique issued by Vance and South Korean President Chung Hee iPark. ; The communique said extraordinary measures were being taken to strengthen South Korean and American forces to 'make them ready for any contingency, • Vance said he returned from the meeting with Park and o(h- fcr South Korean officials with ^'renewed confidence of the solidarity of our alliance." "I felt the exchange was very yseful and a good understanding yas gained with respect to their y}ews a,nd ours," he said. NOW (Mf) Sm rrifrtK) by OfHti Rotary Anniversary Observed Youth Riding Stool er Is Fatally Hurt LftfLE ROCK (Ap>A Mis* soufi firm, Bernard MeMeftamy Contractors tod, of SU Charles, outbid six other firms ofi an Army Engineers projefit ealling for the dredging of II t 6 miles of Arkansas Rivef navigation channel from the Oiark Lock and Dam downstream tot ft distance of 14 miles, The MdMetiamy company bid $2,724,340,1 Thegovernmentestl* mate of the Cost of the project was $2,870,881. The project lft« eludes the removal of 13 million cubic yards of di-;, Says Reds to Bombard Key Strongpoint By FRED S. HOFFMAN AP Military Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Some U.S. military analysts predict the North Vietnamese may never assault the Khe Sanh strong- point with Infantry but Instead may try to bombard It into uselessness from protected positions. That Is the way these military professionals interpret reports of extensive communist burrowing and tunneling into the hilly country near Khe Sanh, a position held by about 5,000 U.S. Marines In the northwest corner of South Vietnam, These officers suggest that by the time the monsoon starts breaking in about a month, the North Vietnamese will have dug in their artillery so deeply It will be Invulnerable even under the weight of heavier U.S, bombing expected with clearing skies. The North Vietnamese customarily dig passages and tunnels into which they roll their artillery pieces for protection between firings. They did this during last Fall's bombardment of Con Thien, a Marine outpost to the east of Khe Sanh. The Reds hammered Con Thien for a month, inflicting severe casualties. The U.S. military analysts, noting isolated Khe Sanh must be resupplied by air, suggested the Communists could focus enough artillery and mortar fire on the base's airstrip to make it unusable, thus possibly forcing the Americans to abandon the stronghold. ,' -But 'other U;S. officers' fore- . ~ Cast an eventual allout North Vietnamese infantry attack on Khe Sanh. Many professionals believe any mass attack must come within the next month or so If it is to come at all. When the sky is clear, the United States will be able to send about 600 tactical fighter and fighter-bomber sorties and 40 to 50 B52 bomber sorties a day against the Communist positions. Two North Vietnamese army divisions numbering as many as 20,000 men are reported by U.S. Intelligence to be arrayed in the Khe Sanh area, with two and possibly three more North Vietnamese divisions, Skeletons Probe Is Adjourned day fronj; tfte COVE, Ark, (AP) Ranjiy Strahn, }6, of Magnet was &&JJJ' injured Thurs, ftea JUs, mptorscooter colt with i m on U,S. 270 in of tj£ fejfh school here, Trooper Lyndal Hoi- i(Jejj|tftfS Ifee driver of |s J,9to Hims of Jones STAR CITY, Ark, (AP)-The Lincoln County Grand Jury took the day off today, but will reconvene Monday to continue its investigation of the skeletons found at Cummins Prison Form, Among the witnesses expected to testify Monday are four persons subpoenaed by the Grand Jury Thursday; Conway Payne, Willie Bratchet and Bill Woodard, all Cummins inmates, and Robert Van Winkle, assist* ant prison superintendent in charge of Tucker Prison Farm, Among those who appeared before the jury Thursday were Bob Scott, Gov, Winthrop Rock» efelJer's aide for prison affairs; former State Poiiee Di» rector Lynn Davis, who repre« sented Rockefeller in a State Police investigation of the ex» humations; Mose Autry, a Ciim» mins inmate who served as yardman, or head trusty, until he escaped, and several other inmates, Davis, now the governor's consultant on highway safety, spent a day at the prison the day after the skeletons were dug up Jan, ?9, He spent about 30 minutes inside the jury room, The Grand Jury began its work Monday, after Circuit Judge Henry Smith of Pine Bluff instructed it to determine whether there was a violation of state law when the tpdies were exhumed. He mentioned nothing about investigating charges that the skeletons were those of murdered inmates, Wilbur Smith, speaker; Clyde Fouse, president and Talbot Felld Sr., charter member, hold the Golden Anniversary plaque. W. C. Alley, El Dorado, new district governor and Omer Stanfield, Dardanelle, the present district governor. John Green, Gl Charged With Rifle He Lost CORONA, Calif, (AP) - »J didn't Jose it on purpose," says Ernst J, Wagner, a former helicopter gunner in Vietnam who was charged $71,20 by the Army fora missing rifle, Wagner, 24, honorably dis. charged after two years in the Army, said Thursday the whole matter rests in the hands of his congressman, Rep, Henry C, Schadeberg, R.Wis, The incident took place last February at a base 25 mijes west of Saigon, "Everything, all my gear, was on the helicopter ready to go on a mission, 11 said Wagner in an interview after arriving at his brother's home in Corona, "At the last minute, this new gunner in the company said, 'Can I take your place? 1 And { said yes, *'So they came back and my rifle was missing, I imagine it ju>t fell out," The gunner who took his place on the mission told him that if the Army tried to make him pay for the MB rifle, Wagner said, he should tell his congressman, — B, N, Holt photo with Star camera Little Rock, who joined club later in 1918. Spelling Has No Connection WASHINGTON (AP) -. Secre* tary of State Dean Rusk suggested to Congress last year the executive branch was better equipped to move quickly on world affairs problems because of what he termed "the pace of the legislative process," There's probably no connection, but the index of the new edition of the congressional directory misspells his last name Rush, That's what he did, Wagner said he was informed by the Army last October he was to pay for the rifle within 30 days or face legal action* An aide to Schadeberg told the veteran recently to ignore any more letters from the Army, Wagner said. The Army said Wednesday that an investigating off jeer had found Wagner negligent for '•placing his rifle on an aircraft Burleson May Run for Congress FAYETTEVILLE, Ark, (AP) - David Burleson, a Fayette. ville attorney, says he thinks he can unite the Democratic party in the Third Congression» al District and that he is con* sidering running for congress this summer, Burleson was defeated by Rep, J,\V, Trimble of Berryviiie in the 1966 primaries, Trimble was defeated in the general election by John Paul Hammer* schmidt, a Republican from Harrison, Burleson informed the Execu* live Committee of the Univer* sity of Arkansas Young Demo? crajs that he would enter the pemoeratic primaries if he could obtain need assistance. *'|f the Democratic nominee A tribute to Kotary and Its Ideals of service, the members of the Hope Rotary Club during its 50 year history, and (he women, or Rotary Anns, who provided inspiration for those members was the theme of a speech by Texarkana humorist Wilbur Smith, a past District Governor of Rotary, at the 50th Anniversary dinner celebration of the local club at the Town and Country Wednesday night, February 14. District Governor Om =r Stanfield, newly disignated Governor for next year Bill Alley and Mrs. Alley, all of El Dorado, Mrs. Wilbur Smith and Talbot Feild, a charter member of the Hope Rotary Club, both of Texarkana, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Greene and Mrs, Travis McCoy, all of Little Rock, were out-of-town guests among the 90 attending the celebration. A golden theme was used in the decorations of flowers and candles and in the gifts of bracelets presented to the ladies. "Looking Backward 50 Years," a history of the Hope Rotary Club, written by Ed McCorkle, Roy Anderson, Paul Klipsch, and Ed F, McFaddin, of Little Rock was presented to each Rotarian, Rotary Ann, and guest, Ed Me- Corkle, a charter member, w^s unable to attend due to illness, but his warm greetings and best wishes were conveyed to the club in a written message read by President Clyde Fouse. Suspect In Bank Robbery Being Held in which he was neither 'a. pas? for Third District congressman nor a member of the this year is acceptable to all fictions of the Democratic par» ty, he will defeat the Republic can incumbent in November*' Burleson said, *'J sincerely believe that I can secure the sup- and it doesn't port of all elements of our par. ty if 1 am the nominee," senger crew, 1 ' "I think it's very poor procedure whether it's in the books or not/ 1 responded Schadeberg at Burlington, Wjs. *'It isn't good public relations make sense," STJLWELL, Okia, thorities were holding a man in custody here Thursday night for questioning in connection with the §5,200 robbery of the Farm. er's Bank of Hartford, Ark, Officers stopped the man atout one mile south of here in Adair County, He was acconi* panjed by a woman and a three* year*id" girl, The Arkansas State Police and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol took all three persons to (he sheriffs office in Stilwell, TWO men 4 wearing stocking masks, robbed the bank Thurs* day morning, Authorities said the pair headed west toward Oklahoma. Stilwell {s about seven miles from the Arkansas line, Officers said the man taJ^en into custody was driving a red sports car without a license Plate, Hedlttrltt Plan Posts Hew Question By CARL f>, Ltuestoow AssMtaied press Writer WASWMfON (AP) * the Judicial dfdef reappoftloning In* ciana's congressional districts could pose a new question tot the Supreme -Court: What part should political considerations play under the "one man/ one vote" principle, Rep, Ray J, Madden, f>tnd», says the order Wednesday by a special three*judge federal pan. el will be appealed to the Su* preme Court as an example ot "political gerrymandering*" The high court's apportion* meht decisions so far have concentrated on assuring nearly equal numbers of people In each congressional district. The Indiana case could mark the ultimate extension of the high court's Involvement in what the late Justice Felix Frankfurter called a "political thicket" in warning against letting apportionment matters come before the federal courts, By a 2-1 vote, the three federal judges established a new alignment for Indiana's 11 congressional districts which Democrats say will increase the present 6-5 Republican majority to 9-2, Only two Democrats, Reps, Madden of Gary and Lee H. Hamilton of Columbus would have districts with substantial Democratic majorities. Democratic Rep, J. Edward Roush would be put Into the same district with Republican E. Ross Adalr; Democrat John Brademas would get substantial new Republican territory; and Democrat Andrew Jacobs Jr., who represents Indianapolis, would lose half of his old district and pick up parts of two others, both strongly Republican. Madden, in a House speech, called the ruling— in which two Republican judges outvoted one Democrat—the "result of a Republican conspiracy" to "disenfranchise Incumbent Democratic congressmen." He also called for an investigation of reapportionment cases by the House Judiciary Committee. To that, Rep, Thomas G. Abernethy, D-Miss., responded that the Indiana case showed Congress should have passed legislation to keep redlstricting out of the federal courts. • ed l U{b"ln"'cdurt""when QTe "Supreme Court rejected an earlier plan because of a 20 per cent variation between the largest and smallest district, and the legislature was unable to agree on a new version. The new Indiana alignment has districts substantially equal in population, with regular outlines quite unlike the grotesque districts some states have constructed in the past. A close parallel to the promised appeal by Indiana Democrats came when the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party attacked that state's districts on the grounds they were drawn to prevent election of a Negro from the heavily Negro Delta region. A three-judge Mississippi court refused to consider the case and William 0. Douglas was the only Supreme Court Justice who favored hearing it. Like the Indiana districts, Mississippi's are substantially equal and regularly shaped. Designing congressional districts to favor one party is nothing new, and both parties have benefited from this practice from time to time. Any Supreme Court ruling thus could have an impact as far-reaching as any in the entire apportionment question, i§s W«ath»r ExpaHment Sta. tfen report for 24* hours endfng at ? a,m» Frfday, High 38, Lew II, Forecast By f HE ASSOCIATED PRESS ARKANSAS *• Generally fair tonight and Saturday, A little warmer Saturday* tow tonight 26-34, W«ath«r By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High Low clear 34 7 '.' Albany, Albuquerque, clear Atlanta, clear Bismarck, snow Boise, cloudy Boston, clear Buffalo, cloudy Chicago, clear Cincinnati, clear Cleveland, cloudy Denver, cloudy Des Molnes, clear Detroit, cloudy Fairbanks, clear Fort Worth, cloudy Helena, clear Honolulu, cloudy Indianapolis, clear Jacksonville, clear Juneau, cloudy Kansas City, clear 43 28 4525 . 24 1 36 29 37 13 27 16 34 20 41 21 28 12 37 20 39 18 3219 6 0 39 33 17 -8 79 69 38 19 64 36 43 Los Angeles, cloudy 72 Louisville, clear Memphis, clear Miami, clear Milwaukee, cloudy Mpls,-St.P., clear 42 21 25 56 41 28 39 26 77 57 12 12 40 . 31 21 /*:('; Group Plans Harness and Dog Tracks LITTLE ROCK (A?) - ejes of incorporation were filed in the secretary of state's of, fice Thursday for companies that want to operate harness and greyhound race tracks in Garland County, The companies, to be known as the Hot Springs Harness Racing Track Corp,, and the Hot Springs Greyhound Racing Track Corp., are authorized to issue ?,000 shares each of com* mon stock with no par value, Both listed $300 paid in capital. jncorporators of the dog track firm were Clyde 0, Haik and Harold Lang, tpth of Hot Springs, Halk, Lang and Mrs, Dorothy Marie Lang were listed as incorporators of the harness track company, SJate Revenue Commissioner B, pryan i4rey, who serves as extffftcio secretary of the state Racing Commission, said neith* er company hacj asked the com s mission for a franchise, New Orleans, cloudy 52 New York, clear 38 20 : Okla. City, cloudy 39 23 Omaha, clear 40 17 , Philadelphia, clear 44 24 Phoenix, cloudy 66 48 Pittsburgh, clear 27 13 Ptlnd, Me., clear 32 5 : Ptlnd, Ore,, clear 46 29 Rapid City, clear 37 18 Richmond, clear 48 18 St. Louis, clear 43 25 . Salt Lk. City, cloudy 38 15 San Diego, cloudy 69 56 '. San Fran., cloudy 65 55 ,; Seattle, clear 53 35 Tampa, clear 67 56 Washington, clear 49 27 Winnipeg, snow 20 2 .( Germany Hopes to Bring imBrltishi By CARL HARTMAN Associated Press Writer " PARIS (AP) - West German officials were hopeful today of getting F r e n c h president Charles de Gaulle to agree to give the British a few economic breaks. De Gaulle, who has twice blackballed Britain's bid to join the six-nation European Common Market, was to issue 'a joint communique with West German Chancellor Kurt Georg Kiesinger at the close of the semiannual, two-day conference called for by the French-West German treaty of friendship and cooperation. With De Gaulle still adamantly opposed to admitting Britain to the six-nation Common Mar : ket, Kiesinger and his associates undertook to put some flesh on a bare-bones suggestion by De Gaulle that some kind of "arrangement" might be made with Britain. . : The West Germans unveiled a free trade plan designed to give; Britain a wider market for its industrial goods. It was also re«" ported that some other Euro» pean nations outside the Cora- mon Market— Ireland, De«i mark, Norway and perhapl Sweden- would also be include^ in the plan, ~ The West Germans hoped such an offer of economic concessions to the British woufi} enlist them in a program <3 technological cooperation thai would give continental industry the advantages of superior Brits ish know»how and scientific res search, ~ The amount of flesh put on thi bones wm determine the attract tjon of the proposals for Britaifi and its friends, including | large proportion of the West German Parliament, The pros posals will be discussed at | meeting of foreign ministers" from the Common Market courts tries in Brussels Feb, g9, ~ The French and West German; leaders were reported in sharer conflict over American efforts to stop the drain of dollars ani gold, ~ The Johnson administration 1 ! measures to correct the U,Si; balance of payments deficit pro* vide that no new American capif tal may be exported to the con*: tinent and that 65 per cent of the"., money earned there by U,Sj?, firms must be sent back to the;: United States, ~" : Britain, however, is among;: the Countries permitted to gel- new capital from the United'* States,

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