THt truidy of Mia: He starts off with § Cartrtfy - ind winds up wtth a fiovernment! Our Daily Bread D Sliced Thin by Th«tdrtof Ala H. WiJhburn Leader or Led? Freedom of Speech Nothing to Kids you feel thai* public opinion, reporter asked YOL69-N0.106 Sfar of Hope, 18«, Press 1927 JiftOftfy 18, 1929 Printed by Offset city 5ob«5f tft*fst to r««lf* *rtd t tetefi or by Sp.rn, tfelfftf Member; Associated Press A Audit Burwu of ClrctttttoBf Av, Net Circulation 6 mo*, ending fcpt, 30,196? - 3,211 Davis Bill Fails, Wage Bills Pass By ED 'SHEARER Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas House Thursday passed two minimum wage bills and an amended "Lynn Davis" , ... - u ^.««« measure while the Senate de- to watch the way he was gotog f ^ lts first measure of the ard fnllrtw f> tfiRPIV."«— Gfeat . . ; . .. _i_._,-» I influenced sir? 1 the the politician. "Not really," came the reply, "Public opinion is something like a mule I once owned. In order to keep up the appearance of being the driver, I had Economy Figures Are Undercutting IBJ's Tax Hike Arguments Associated Press follow closely, 1 Northern Goat magazine You may be shaken by a Col* orado poll which shows that a special session—the ad ministration's bill setting the procedure for a constitutional convention. The 85-11 House vote on the Davis bill stirred up the most WASHINGTON (AP) - the figures which measure the nation's economy are undercutting — at least temporarily—Johnson administration efforts to prove a pressing: need for its proposed 10 per tent income tax sur« charge, The Federal Reserve Board reported Thursday the firstdrop In the nation's Industrial output in four months Just as Secretary of the Treasury Henry H. Fowl* er was telling Congress the majority of today's 'teen-agers , especially after a letter economy Is In "grave danger of favor Cbvernmen censorship of ' Win , h RocketcUer excessive overheating. 1 undisturbed. j Winthrop Rockefeller which he said Da- would withdraw from con- editor Ktfhbef. A«au 7 .oM ol ;£,-£" torT^iotaS^u S' rt /Tta i a.' l i?ss? i fi: staie p °"° <! •""*""•" •» the University of Colorado School of Journalism Vran a survey of 603 students; Ih 14 high schools and came up with a verdict favorable to Government control and hostile to the communications industry and free debate. Actually the poll isn't earthshaking, It merely proves: 1. ' High school kids are just what you would expect them to • be—juveniles, not adults. 2. Their education is deficient. 3. The greatest deficiency Is apparently the lack of study of civics—the art of government in a republic. I am reminded that the New York Times once won a Pulitzer Prize for a survey disclosing that American history has nearly vanished as a compulsory course in the public schools—and half- baked judgments therefore can be expected of youngsters able to write but with no knowledge to write on. , Truthful teaching of juveniles would point out to them that in a republic there is free speech Davis, who served for 4'A months before the Supreme Court ruled he failed to meet a 10-year residency requirement In the 1945 law, said at a news conference later In the day that he decided to withdraw because "I don't want to be remembered as the man who com pletely demoralized the State Police." He said demoralization would occur If the department went another five numths with someone "just filling in" asdirectdr. The amendment to the administration's bill required the director to be a qualified elector, which means one must have resided In the state one year. M, f ™Mn,r n f Maw contended Davis was the teaching of eliglble because he dld . In (act| register to vote in Texarkana four days after his resignation from the FBI in California last July when he returned to Arkansas to take the director's post. However, Rockefeller talked of possible litigation tying Davis', .hands until mid-July If . , someone decided to question ^ Pffs^Mre.6 peope can w ^ ther;Da vi s was a qualified vote intelligently for public of- wucl c -•' ficials. But ? _if Government is to hold the power of censorship over what Is written or said in every election campaign then the people would no longer rule— the politicians would have the means to perpetuate themselves in office in defiance of public opinion. What do school kids really know about freedom who don't even know the history of their country and government? They are several generations removed from the tyranny and violence by vlhich their forefathers set up freedom in the New World—an \establishment under which to- 'day's youth has lapsed Into easy living /TT*. a dream world in which they presume study isn't necessary and violence no longer exists. But there's one hopeful thought: At least they can read and listen—and so we have assurance that if they don't learn In school they'll eventually learn the hard way, when school is behind them and they encounter reality In a world the rest of us know to be harsh and filled with tyranny and violence, Davis said tie believed he could, rejoin the FBI if he desired. He also said he could not understand why some legislators opposed him. "All I've ever done is enforce the laws," Davis said. Both houses faced a flurry of activity on two major pieces of legislation If they hoped to adjourn sine die by Saturday. The Senate defeated 12-20 the House's bill setting up mechanics for conducting a constitutional House convention. A joint Senate committee was See DAVT.S BILL on Page Ten excessive overheating. The government Indicated both sets of figures might do better this month. The production decline came after two strong months following settlement of the Ford Motor Co. strike. The Commerce Department said the income picture resulted from unusual factors—(he rise In Social Security taxes in January and the puffed-up figures In December when retroactive government pay Increases went on the books. Despite the apparent softening In the figures, government experts Insist the economy is already in an inflationary spiral and expanding at a pace It cannot take for long. Fowler spoke of a possible recession If taxes are not raised and rejected an alternative- built partly around a substantial cut in the budget-proposed by Three Injured in Accident at Fulton Three persons were injured early yesterday afternoon when a gasoline truck overturned on top of In auto at Fulton a l t the Highways 67-30 junctions Injured were Leon L, Crandell, 34, of Texarkana and Mr. and Mrs. Russell H. Hale of Miu- ston, Wls. All were brought to a local hospital for treatment. Crandell had a leg Injury,.Hall, 66, treated for a head Injury and his wife, Louise, 61, was treated for minor injuries. Investigating State Troopers Wallace Martin and Robert Noel said the truck, driven by Crandell, swerved to avoid hitting another truck and overturned on top of the Wisconsin auto. Wesley A. Johnson, 56, Madison, Tenn,, driver of the second truck, was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way. Highway Department workers spent all yesterday afternoon spreading sand on Highway 67 to soak up the spilled gasoline. Fulbright Accused of Disservice ASHtNGTON (AP) - Secre* ry of State Dean Rusk tndl- clly accuses Sett, J, W, Ful» ight ol "ft disservice to the untry" for (juestioning whether U.S. nuclear weapons will be used in Vietnam, Fulbright, the Arkansas Dem* ocrat who heads the Senate For* eign Delations Committee, fired back a statement rejecting what be called Rusk's implication fad adding: "I believe it would be a grave disservice to our country, in truth a disaster, if our leadership should so expose our troops |B Vietnam as to require nu« llear weapons to prevent their lest ruction." l | Responding to Fulbdght's distorted the figures, causing a l uery last week on Wh ether nu- decline in production, a slowdown in Income and sales, and a rise in unempioymftnt. ^ The Federal Reserve Board said Thursday its index of to^ dustrial output dropped six- tenths of a point from December's record to 161.2 percent of the 1957-59 base period. U.S. Air Losses In War Already 800 and Higher Rate Predicted Chairman William Pro*ffi1i% t/«- Wis.» of the Senate-House nomic Committee, The decline in production Am income slow-down follow earlier government reports of record retail sale* during 1 January and the lowest unemployment rate in 14 years. But congressional opponents of the surcharge are certain to cite the new figures to back, 'their,.'contention-it isn't needed to stern inflation. When President Johnson submitted the surcharge to Congress last August, the administration anticipated support from business statistics Indicating a boom, But Jttst at the time support was needed the most, strikes are being or will be deployed in Vietnam, Rusk (jiuoted the answer President Johnson's press secretary gave newsmen who posed a similar FULBRIGHT on Page Ten Waste, Laxity In U.S. Foreign Aid Imperils $3 Billion Proposal $6 Million Will Be Spent in Space Race by Our Congressmen By ROBERT GRAY Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - A report detailing waste and laxity in U.S. foreign aid has further Imperiled the program's $3 bll-, lion proposed budget, already in deep trouble In Congress. The findings by State Department Investigators ranged from a Vietnam businessman's attempt to buy howitzer and antiaircraft gun parts for the Viet Cong, to purchase " paghe T glasses and foods for the Dominican nc. - ,. F ; ••' / ." Chairman J. W. Fulbi-ight, D- Ark., of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called the report "most depressing and shocking." Sen. Karl E. Mundt, R-S.D,,-a committee member, said the report "bodes very 111" for President Johnson's foreign aid request for 1968-69. The report was prepared at the committee's request by J. K. .Mansfield, the State Department's Inspector general of foreign assistance. Some of its findings: — Eighteen large crates of tools en route to Paraguay sat for nine years on a Buenos Aires dock, — A shipment of 150 tons of bridge components went from "while the U.S. government held surplus amounts of local currency. Fulbright said the report and other recent disclosures on foreign aid operations had a demoralizing effect on both lu> own support of the prog ( r',n "and upon the confidence/ the American.. Dflon'•»•••» »«- - •' Four oi oi tne Agency for International Development, which runs the program, have acceptance 1 ' of 'favors frorii'"a Belgian company holding a U,S, contract. Another official, AID security chief John G. Bradley, has been temporarily relieved during an Inquiry into alleged misuse of travel vouchers. Sen. llugh Scott, R-Pa., said the report makes essential approval of his proposal for a special commission to improve foreign-aid operations. "The aid program is very much In need of an overhauling to protect the taxpayer," Scott said. He called for "elimination of these wasteful practices that produce these horrible examples." The $3 billion foreign aid request Is $700 million higher than Congress approved for the current year and deep cuts appeared certain even before the By BOB HORTON AP Military Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States already has lost 800 aircraft In North Vietnam and the Pentagon's chief scientist warns higher ions rates may He ahead, Dr. John S. Foster Jr, told the Armed Services Committee increased effectiveness of Hanoi's air defenses "indicates greater potential air attrition In the future. "This Is a very serious trend," Foster said. "We will have to work harder to maintain our presently low loss rate. "In light of the Soviet announcement of 'its intention to supply North Vietnam with additional military weapons, we must be prepared to counter additional threats." Foster, Pentagon director of defense research and engineering, made the comments In closed-door committee hearings last week. A censored version of his statements was made public Thursday. Only Wednesday the United States reported what apparently were the 799th and 800th aircraft It has lost over the North since 1965. They were an Air Force F105 and a Navy F8 hit by ground fire In raids within a few miles of Hanoi. Another F105 was downed Feb. 5 by a MIG Zl northwest of Interception of Soviets Jets Routine WASHINGTON (AP)-American jet fighters Intercepted two Russian bombers flying toward the North American ••• contiadnt last week, the Pentagon said today. ! •>'•' "The Soviet aircraft evidenced no hostile Intentions and the Interception was made solely for the purpose of Identification," the Pentagon said. "At no time did they enter the air space of the North American continent. They turned away of their own accord and wore Joined by three other aircraft on their way out of the area," the announcement said. The Pentagon minimized the Incident, calling the Interception procedure "routine." UJS, Air Force F102 Interceptors from an undisclosed base were scrambled to check out the Russian pianos over North Atlantic waters, Feb. 9, Hanoi. These have not yet b«en cranked into the official aircraft loss total which stood at 791 aa of Jan. 30, Fighting Heavy in City of Hue By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP)~H«ftvjf flgM- The 800, however, l« only th* ing continued InsWe tha histoHer top of the iceberg as far as the waned Cttftdet at Ht» today, the' over-all war Investment In number of U»S, combat planes* planes and helicopters Is con- lost In the air war against North cernod, Vietnam reached 800, the U,S, As of Jan. 30 the United States commnnd reported another bnt* Airliner Down With 62 Aboard TAIPEI, Formosa (AP) - A Civil Air Transport Boeing 727 carrying 62 persons from Hong Kong crashed Friday night near Taipei, causing an undeter» mined number of casualties, A Chinese press report said there were several dead but did not say how many, There were §3 passengers and a grew of nine, Presbyterian Women Meet February 20 The second general meeting of the year for Presbyterian women Hill' be a coffee Tuesday, Feb. ?0, at }0 a.m. in the home of Mrs. Fred Ellis, 404 N. McRae St. The members of Circle No, 3 will be hostesses for the oc» casion. Mrs. C. W. Tarpley will give the devotional on the theme, "Reconciliation." Mrs. Paul Rawson will talk on her recent trip to Europe, especially England and Scotland. By DICK BARNES Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The Budget of the United States Government, page 17: "Changes, alterations, and remodeling Longworth House Office Building, including necessary related work,' 1 $6.058 million, i Noltrifling sum, considering congressional complaints about government spending, A Capitol official explained. Remodeling the et space where we keep our parttime help. It's supposed to be an entrance to the private office but it's got two people and a typewritten "There's not even a place for a waiting constituent to sit down," How about the condition of the Longworth, built in 1932, Is It sound? "There's no question in the Longworth building of any danger," said a Capitol official, but he added that remodeling would building across Independence improve lighting and air condl- Avenue from the Capitol, he tlonlng output, "Lighting," said the harassed occupant, "We put two huge has globes on the fixtures in here. It was so dim before that we didn't even know when the '"'The a'jr conditioning isn't so bad, though, It's only a little stuffy, What we need Is some carpeting to cut down some of the din, We've had a requisition in for carpeting since election day (1966X You better not use our name, or we'll never get the carpeting it's supposed to be some cut*up pieces left over from the Cannon building," The carpeting could be tied up in the §183,000 needed to complete the Cannon remodeling, All the remodeling projects are in the hands of a House appropriations subcommittee. Chairman George W. Andrews, D-Ala., says "it may be May before we consider it," He wouldn't predict the outcome. Arkansas Due to Get Tokyo to Bangkok, Thailand, by disclosures air Instead of ship because of an new aisclosures administrative slipup, -A total of$100,000-$490a day—was spent for water service to Saigon ships with not a drop everdellvered. — Sixteen tons of chains for Pakistan were found on a Weehawken, N.J., dock where they'd been sitting since 1965. — American dollars were spent In several countries, contributing to the dollar drain, would give each congress, man'occupant a three^room suite, Now each occupant only two, Three, it seems, would help junior representatives catch up lights were on, in the space race with their seniors who occupy the palatial new Rayburn offlse building next door, An<J it wouW keep them even with occupants of the Cannon office building, now in, the final stages of similar twptto«three remodeling. Is there more to the space race \\m status? •'The staff is aU crowded into this one room," said one har» assed occupant of the Lonfr worth building which houses 203 congressmen, "There's a constant clin» Spme people (In other offices) hive used dividers but we didp't have jihe space. There are seven peo-? pie in the oae room,, «'And we've got this little clos» Sheriff Griffin Candidate for Re-election The Star has been authorized to announce the candidacy of Jimmle Griffin for re-election to the office of sheriff. In making his announcement. Sheriff Griffin issued the following statement: had the honor and privilege of serving the citizens of Hempstead County as Sheriff and Collector J have put forth a major effort to make fairness to each Colder Clearing skies and warmer temperatures are predicted for Arkansas tonight and Saturday, but colder air and rain are forecast for Saturday night, The U, S, Weather Bureau said a "massive new outbreak of Arctic air" is advancing southeastward and should move Into Northwest Arkansas by early Saturday night. The bureau said there would be a chance of precipitation along and behind the front from Central Arkansas southward by Saturday night and Sunday, High temperatures over the state Thursday ranged from 40 at Texarkana and El Dorado regardless of the individuals sta tion in life. With the help of all the citizens of Hempstead County I shall continue, as long as I am your sheriff, to do my best to conduct the affairs of this office in an efficient and courteous manner, keeping in miiid at all time that the office of Sheriff and Collector is, as it should be, a servant of the people. "In seeking re-election 1 sincerely solicit your vote and support and pledge to all my continued loyalty to the citizens of County." had lost 227 other combat planes and SOS combat helicopters to enemy action In South Vietnam. In another catchxUl category the Pentagon lists 1,702 aircraft destroyed, Including 889 fixed- wing planes and 813 choppers. AP News Digest VIETNAM Some predict Just outside Hue, and enemy mortar flr«i around Khe Santy killed 14 U,S, Marine* and 1 wounded 133, With the battle for Hue in Its 17th day, AP correspondent- Lewis M, Simons reported that U.S. Marine bombers, Navyds-* stroyurs offshore and Marin*' artillery kflpl blasting at North Cong" U.S, military analysts Vietnamese and Viet the North Vietnamese troops holding out along the never may assault Khe Sanh southern wall of the Citadel, the with Infantry, but may try to former Imperial seat In the bombard It Into uselessness coastal city 400 miles northeast from protected positions. °' Saigon. . The Communist.* were holed. The United States has lost 800 up ln W0 u defended positions aircraft In North Vietnam, The Pentagon's chief scientist says higher loss rates mny bo ahead. along the stone Citadel wall, which Is 6 feet thick and 15 feet high. As Marine F8 Crusaders ~U.S. forces pound the North and A4 Skyhawks raked the wall Vietnamese in the Hue Citadel. Red mortars kilt 12 Marines at Khe Sanh, Secretary Rusk Indirectly accuses Sen. J. W. Fulbright of "» disservice to tho country" tor questioning whether U.&, nuclear weapons will be used In Vietnam. INTERNATIONAL After a steady run of 15years, the armistice meetings at Pan- munjom .ire a deadly sideshow. Jordan reports 18 dead before a cease-fire ends a major clash with Israelis along the Jordan River, \ The \Vest Germans are hopeful of getting French agreement to some so.rt of cooperation with the British. - -? : ^WASHINGTON The figures which measure the nation's economy are undercutting administration efforts to prove a pressing need for the proposed tax hike. A report telling of waste and laxity In U.S. foreign aid Imperils further the program's proposed $3 billion budget. When they talk about the space race, Junior congressmen are discussing prospects for getting bigger offices. NATIONAL U*S. officials report measles cases across the nation this year are only five p«r cent of the number reported for the same period In 1962. They credit a massive eradication program. All Around Town By The Star Stiff Gary Anderson, a native of Fulton, and a graduate of Henderson State where he was a top shortstop (and later with the Braves organization) will work with the University of Arkansas varsity "A" baseball team as a coach...Anderson p' a yod with several Hope teams while in school. Arrny Pvt. Richard K. Rodgers, has enrolled In the U.S. Army Signal School, Fort Monmouth, N.J. for training...ht Students. .Carol Is a graduate of Saratoga High School and is majoring in accounting...she attended Toxarkana Junior College before transferring to Southern State. University of Arkansas baseball coach Wayne Robblns, Friday named Gary Anderson, 36- year-old former shortstop in the Braves organization, as assistant baseball coach, .he Is a former Dean of Students at Henderson Stale College where he married to the former Peggy Bar- graduated and is studying for his doctorate in Administration at the University.., the native of Fulton, son of Doris Anderson and the late Chester Anderson, Is a graduate of North Helghtsat Texarkana, lettered in baseball four years at Henderson, making all AiC in 1953...after (our years In pro baseball he coached high school athletics at Beaumont, Texas,. Gary played for the Rock and 21 at Fayettevllle to 38 at Pine Bluff, Only rainfall reported for the my primary objective,^ * 3se '° l ™ ^ " of the individuals sta- r * ye « ev "* fe . Man Charged for Bookmaking NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) T- Kenneth Wayne Matthews of North Little Rock posted bond of $204.75 after being arrested Thursday and charged with so- liticiting bets. North Little Rock Police said they found four telephones, a rotary swltchbox, a copy of the Daily Racing Form and some scratch sheets in Matthews' apartment. nett of Waldo, graduated from Wllllsvllle High In 1966 ami attended Southern State...he is the son of Mr. anl Mrs, Rudolph Rfxlgers. SFC. James W. Holt, a Hope High graduate, js reportedly missing in action in Vietnam,, his wife anrl two children live In Fayetteville, N C. Millwood Shrine Club will not meet during February..In.lieu of the February Hireling, members are urged to attend the George Washington Birthday observance at Masonic Hall or. F,-bruiry 22. Two local students, Susan Rogers, daughter of Dr. and -Mrs. Herbert Rogers, an'l Carol Evens, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Leo Evans of Hope Rt, I, made the honor roll for the fall semester at Southern State...Susanis a 1966 Hope High graduate, a sophomore psychology fnujo r an'l is recipient of an academic scholarship., she is a member of the Baptist Sturieui Union and the Association of Hope years. Legion team for several Fun night at the City Park Youth Center Saturday night, K-bj'uary 17, J968 from 7:00— 11:30. . .There will be cards, dominoes, checkers, ping pong, ar«j all the latest sounds. . Admission free and also free refreshments, Coma out for an evening of entertainment. Attire is sports wear. Army Pvt. Richard E. Rodgers, 24, son of to. a«i Mrs. Fnere Rcdgers of Rosston Rt. I, is serving as a wiretnan with the 7th Battalion of the 2nd Infantry Diylsion's 17th artillery ia Korea. for the third straight day, gunfire crackled between the diehard Communists and U.S. Marines and South Vietnamese troops on the opposite bank of tho Perfume River, Meanwhile, Loath e macks from the 5th Marine Rogtnv-mt —who entered the Citadel: through tho uncontested northeast corner^-were advancing along the eastern wall of the Citadel with about 300 yards to go before reaching the bulk of tho enemy parallel to the river, Tho Marines poured fire toward ; the Communists from a nflwly: captured tower on thti fortified wall. The former Communliit'. strongpoint, seized ThursdAy,, afforded a olear field of ftre across U» Citadel ground*, Moving forward roughly parallel to the Marines along the Western side of the Citadel were some 3,000 South Vietnamese soldiers and Marines. The Communist resistance rested In large on the use of small arms, automatic weapons and rockets. "That rocket Is a damned effective weapon," said Marine Ma], Joseph M. Gratto, 31, of Canton, N.Y. Four miles west of Hue on Thursday, paratroopers from the U.S, 101st Airborne Division ran Into another enemy force, Tho paratroopers were reinforced by elements of the 1st U.S. Air Cavalry Division and supported by gunship helicopters. The Communists left 56 dead when they fled after five hours, the U.S. Command said, while three Americans were killed and 14 wounded. Other Marine units operating 13 miles southwest of Da Nang reported killing 31 enemy troops Thursday In a three-hour battle. Marine casualties were given as two killed HiiJ J5 wounded. Near Khe Sanh, meanwhile, a Marine patrol returning to the beleaguered ba.se on Thursday came under heavy mortar attack, and the fire continued after a relief patrol was sent out. Twelve Marines were killed and 107 wounded, while enemy casualties, if any, were not known. The Khe Sanh base continued to take a beating from enemy artillery rockets and mortar. Communist gunners slammed in 124 rounds Thursday, killing two Leathernecks and wounding 28, U. S, military analysts U» Washington began to think the expected big ground assault on Khe Sanh might never be sprung. Sofne analysts suggest«d the Communists could fccus enough dug-ln artillery on the base to make the Americans give U up, But other U.S. offl* cers stuck to the expectation of a mass infantry attack. There was a distinct possibility they would be the targets for the Cornrn'inists 1 first u;>e of air jxmr Iq South Vietnam, At least six Russian (L23 bombers have been found within striking range of Khe Sanh. Minor in Accident Downtown on Walnut St. yesterday an Independence Unen truck hit a parked car owned by B. N. Pate with only minor damage resulting. City Policeojajji Long investigated. No charge was file-d.
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