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The tragedy of Man: He starts off with a Country - and winds up with a Government! Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The EfJrtOf Alft M. Wishbuffi With Oilier Idlters they, Too, Are In Service n Nashville, two patrolmen stop a Vehicle to question two men about a stolen loney-order. One patrolman is 11 led, the other is severely ounded. C 1 ose r home, in Anniston, a man erupts in an* ger over a $1 parking ticket. The chief of police, two police sergeants and a fourth man are wounded, one critically. The public, rightly enough, exhibits daily concern over the hazards of our servicemen in Vietnam. But our police are servicemen, too, and live with hazard every day of the week, year after year. The Anniston chief, shot in his own office, has been •in the service of his town for a generation, for instance. The average policeman's pay check isn't an overwhelming thing. And—here's the point- neither is the average community's gratitude toward his service. Gratitude-wise, at least, he merits a raise. -Huntsville (Ala.) Times Paying Your Way A funeral parlor In California now accepts credit cards. A movie house in New York accepts them, too. And so do most restaurants, hotels, airlines, de- jpartment stores, specialty •shops. And a church in Florida ftried it, but it didn't work. Neither will it work at the tax loffice' in Utah. The state says [credit cards may not be used for [paying state taxes, as a Salt Lake {City bank has suggested. What are they in Utah-anti- I American or something?-Atlanta f (Ga.) Journal Anti-Artie? Scientists who study the scientists who are studying the secreb of Antarctica have notedj^an interesting behavioral ph\nojm- ehon/'repb'rW.Science' Service,' According to one psychological study'of,the men, who spend up to a year in isolation on the frigid continent, the first pictures' tq appear on the walls of their urider-the-ice quarters are pin-ups. These begin to be covered by travel posters after several months—pictures of sun- drenched beaches and mountain forests. Then, about two or three , months before the men are due to return home, the pin-ups reappear. - Bristol (Va.) Herald Courier ' Hot, Cold About the Lack of It MILWAUKEE, Wls. (AP) Circuit Judge Harold M. Bode voiced strong, hot and unsweetened observations about coffee — or the lack of it-Tuesday, He found a Milwaukee County sheriff's captain in contempt of court for failing to provide coffee for members of the jury. Wednesday a deputy court clerk marched Into the court room carrying a 30-cup pot and 1 sign that read, "Happy Valentine, courtesy of the clerk's office. At no expense to the county," And minutes later sheriffs officers arrived with a second pot. Circuit Court Clerk Francis X, McCormack said he had bought - the initial pot out of his own pocket because "I felt there was ran impasse between the judge [and the sheriff's department," Couldn't Find Wght Charge HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) Hollywood, Fla,, police naned four drag.raelng juveniles Wednesday night but couldn't I-find a traffic charge to fit the [case, The boys were racing golf carts on the dark fairways of [the Sunset Golf Course, §«?• He Tried to Make Amends ST, PAUL, Minn, (AP) « Charles rlomjch, 19, told a judge he tried to make amends tor stealing $100 from a erippjed ; woman's purse by giving f§7 "te ,|he church," Homich pleaded | guilty and was sentenced to a Uive*year term in the state re* Itormatory, Bank Bandit Getf Chicken HYATTSYILLE, W<J» CAP) *|A bafldit holdinf up the Citizens IBank of MsfylgaiJ Tuesday Jshouted "I ea^'t go tbrpiigh wttb ||t«' and ran oujt the qpor, Star of Mope, 1899, Press 1921 Consolidated January 18, HOP!, AWtANSAS.SATWOAY, fttROARY 17,1968 Av. Associated Press t Audit Bufifltt of ClrcBlatloW 6 mos. «fldtft« S«p(. 30, 1961 -Mil Printed by Offset City S<ib«<Jflo«f li If fou fcU (0 rte«t«i #w fttfptef itptoit W14M bttwewSiftdftiornw- -S*!«fd«y biteft of bf 5 p.m. fftd* t eiff J«f ffll fctlfff JP6W wet m Westmoreland Will Stay in Vietnam * By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson wants it loud and eleftrs COR* William C. West* morelftfld will stay on in VieU ham and pence negotiations With Hanbl are no nearer than they were three years ago. , Jojirtson told reporters Friday there Is a campaign on "to get ovelf the word that we hove doubts in Gon. Westmoreland." " But he said he never had known « military man In whom vhe hid more confidence than in commttnder in Viet- Pipe Installed to flop Erosion American forces available to meet crises in the Asian area ore positioned along art arc stretching from Japan and Korea to Vietnam. Troop concentrations are at the northern end—about 55,000 men in Korea—and the southern anchor—more than half a million in Vietnam. Most of the fighter strength is also in the south, in Vietnam and Thailand. Okinawa is the major reserve base for the area, backed up by additional air units based on Guam. in Higeria Are Talking Peace By ARNOLD ZEITLIN Associated Press Writer LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - The hard-pressed Blafrans are talking peace but making daring attempts to counterattack in the seyen-monthold Nigerian civil This Area Is Blessed With Well Organized Law Enforcement , The Nigeria^ fedecahipilitary . regime claims ? it has beaten back Biafran efforts to regain Nsukka;'-'a university town which fell to federal soldiers 10 days after the civil war erupted last July. ! High federal officials also discount a Biafran bid for peace talks which : brought British ; Commonwealth Secretary-General Arnold Smith to Lagos for intensive^ talks with the federal regime'over the! weekend. Authoritative sources In the federal regime said Tuesday that before peace talks can begin, they must see more concrete signs that Biafra, the former eastern region of Nigeria, is willing to return to the federation. In the talks with Smith, they said, there was no consideration of using Commonwealth or other foreign troops to guarantee security of? .the predominantly Ibo Biafrans during a cease- fire. • •;':;;• '*" •-. • •.--••• -,-•; But there was some sentiment for using "observers" as "moral pressure on federal soldiers and to enable the Ibo psychology to change to permit a new frame of mind," they added. About 8 million of Biafra's 13 million people are Ibo tribesmen and they claim the federals are waging a war of genocide against them. Smith arrived In Lagos FrU day with what sources said he considered strong evidence the Biafrans were ready to re. oounce secession and return to toe Nigerian federation. The highest government circles, however, still consider the Biar. ran stand basically unchanged and unacceptable for peace talks, TWO days before Smith ari rived, 3 small Biafran force launched attacks on the main supply artery south of Nsukka to Equgu, an area long held by the federals, Reinforced units started mor* tar shelling of the southwest corner of Nsujcka Thursday, ac. cording to eyewitness reports arriving in Lagos, Cm't Find tht Dam file* PULLMAN, W.Va. (AP) ~ A 145,000 flood control dam will be built near this tiny hamlet of 16? residentST-if state engineers can ever find the creek they're supposed to dam. The dam site is called "The laorth fork of the left fork of S^b Creelf, which flows into the soijth fork of the Hughes River." By MARY ANITA LASETER Star Feature Writer War and crime are two subjects about which there fs never a shortage of source material. Because this has been Crime Prevention Week, February 1117, our thoughts turn today, to the second of these subjects- crime. Lawlessness is having afield day throughout our country, and 'almost every publication, relig- ous and secular, expresses Us own theories as to cause, effect, and solution to the problem. One thing is certain. By glamorizing criminals, such as the infamous Bonnie and Clyde of 40 years ago, we give the wrong impressions to youngsters who are in their formative years and, therefore, most easily In- An article by William Hicks of the Newark (N. J. ) Police Department appeared in the Newark Evening News with wise words to people of all races on the subject of crime. As a Negro policeman, his words carry even more significance. He said, "The hypocrites, the hoods, the stone throwers and the looters—they make all the decent, God -loving people, both Negro and white, turn in disgust. . , I think it is time we took up God Power. Respect for God, authority, policemen and ourselves is the most important step of all.. ." In our immediate locality crime has been kept at a minimum. This is due in no small measure to an alert and well- Sees Collapse of Government in S. Vietnam BOSTON (AP) - Harvard Prof, John Kenneth Galbraith says the collapse of the South Vietnamese government and army are Imminent. "Anything that can effectively be called a government" in South Vietnam will disappear *'within the next few weeks," he said Wednesday, and about the same time span will bring "the effective dissolution of the South Vietnamese army," Galbraith, U.S, ambassador to India during the Kennedy ad« ministration, is national chair* man of AiTjericans for Pemo* cratic Action, which last week endorsed Sen. Eugene McCarthy's campaign as a peace candidate challenging President Johnson for the Democratic presidential nomination, He told about 100 young mvn attending the weekly Junior Chamber of Commerce lunch* eon that the recent Viet Cong oft fensive ended American paci/ir cation work In hamlets, forcing the United States to "abandon the countryside*" equipped follce force, on of the best In the sate for a town of our size. The City Police Department, with headquarters at the City Hall, Is headed by Chief A. L. ,Willls. He has 12 patrolmen, one parking meter man, and one r ad lo opera to r. > > < *. In Hempstead County the State Police are directed by Capt., Milton Mosier and Lt. Guy Downing. Besides three radio operators, two troopers, and one driver's license man, there Is also one criminal Investigator, Travis Ward, who works in several counties. Traffic violations were the chief cause of error requiring police action during the past year, and patrolmen drove a total of 99,132 miles, according to an accurate record of local police happenings. Our policemen are Interested in you and me and offer these suggestions as ways to save money. Do Not Run Stop Signs. Do Not Speed. Do Not Fair to Yield Right- of-way. In short, laws are made to be kept and are for your own protection. It's very true that "the life you save may be your own." So Drive Safely In 1968, Bomb Mishap Kills 40 Hear Saigon SAIGON (AP)-Fifty tons of bombs erroneously dropped outside a target area north of Saigon by U.S. Air Force B52Str'tl' ofortresses Tuesday killed more than 40 persons, a U,S, Air Force spokesmin said today. He reported from 42 to44dled in the explosions and from 57 to 59 were injured in the raid, the closest to Saigon so far In the war. The target area, encom* passing a suspected concentra. tion of Communist troops, was alongside the Saigon River 10,5 miles north of the capita}. Clearance for the raid had been given by the Vietnamese commander of the Capital (Sai. gon) Military District a«d the deputy senior American adviser for the 3rd Corps area, Wedding Present W«f Reluctant MEMPHIS (A?) - J. T. Mjid- do?, a cab driver, handed over a wedding donation to a persuasive bridegroom-to-be---but be did so reluctantly. Maddox told police he picked up a fare who poked what appeared to be a pistol in the cab driver's back and said: "you gotta give me your money because I am getting married." The man tools about $30 ar4 fled, Maddox reported. nam, "1 want to emphasito," the President said, "that 1 don't want to leave the impression 'with any soldier In that com* band, with any parent of any man out there, that there Is any Justification whatever for all this rumor, gossip, talk about Gen. Westmoreland's competence or about his standing with this President." As for any progress toward peace talks, Johnson said he would like to be able to say "yes" to a question whether he sees any new, hopeful prospects tor negotiating with Hanoll But he said he didn't want to leave the American people under any Illusions. "I don't think Hanoi Is any more ready to negotiate today than It was a year ago, two years ago, or three years ago," he said. This view, he said, was based on a review of more than 20 overtures and took into consideration discussions Secretary -General U Thant of the United •Nations has just concluded with 'Chiefs of state In Russia, India, . England aad France. % uTh^rwws-conferance provided the first opportunity for the press to ask Johnson directly about the growing speculation over possible use of tactical nuclear weapons in Vietnam. The decision to use such weapons, he said, would be his alone and "one of the most awesome and grave decisions any President could be called on to make." Due to the steep slope of the ™«w to the gully and buiWs up upper end of South Fork Ozan l ° lhc P»l»» ! then is letdown Creek the channel has washed through the pipe to h* cannal, out to be 20 to 25 feet deep. All the silt or soil being carried When this channel was con- by tho water will b« deposited strucled some 40 years ago It Ing the gully until It Is filled and was about 5 feet deep. made useable, Very often along this cannal The trees In the background of which was once a shallow field the picture are on the opposite drain 1 lo 2 feet deep, has caved bank of the cannal. off to be a gully 15 to 25 feet This will protect this S3 acres deep. Unless these gullies are of black land soil from Bullies, corrected they will continue to There are needs far severalhun- get deeper and larger. d red pipe drops a long Middle and South Fork Ozan Creeks. Soil Conservation Service can help you with the design and supervision of Installation. But he said there has never, in cne seven years that he has been in the executive branch, been a recommendation from the Joint Chiefs of Staff or the secretary of defense that nuclear weapons be used. "No recommendation has been made to me," he said. "Beyond that I think we ought to put an end to that discussion." Other facets of the news conference: Appointments— Ailing Alexander B. Trowbrldge has resigned as secretary of commerce and C. R. Smith, chairman of the board of Am?ri;« Airlines, has been tapped to replace him as of March 1. Troops— Johnson said thought is given "every day" to Increasing the level of U.S. forces In Vietnam because the need for them changes constantly. He referred to the present authorized strength of 525,000 as a tentative goal which will ba constantly reviewed when U is reached, "We will do whatever we think needs to be done to insure that our men have adequate forces to carry out their mis. sion, 1 ' be said, Korea-The President as* sessed as fruitful Cyrus R, Vance's recent mission to Seoul, Vance was sent to discuss differences of views over the handling of the assassination attempt on South Korea's presi. dent and efforts to get the North Koreans to release the U,s» Intel* ligence ship Pueblo and its crew, Precautions Wtrt Taktit ApA, Okla, (AP) - Emmett Ray McCarthy Jr» was ordered to strip to his underwear and two deputies guarded him after he escaped five times from jails and hospitals. The eactra precau. tions were taken Wednesday night while the convicted robber waited for trial on charges stemming from one of the escapes. One of the guards said McCarthy didn't get cold in his ceU "but he sure would have if he'd tried to leave." Dr. McKenzle and T. 0. Porter of the Topomnc Inc. have corrected one of these gullies. A field approximately 53 acres bordering South ForkOzanCreek had several gullies starting up through the field. Under the supervision of the personnel of the Soil Conservation Service, they constructed a levy ft^jong the bank of the channel. A shallow ditch was constructed along the levy to lead all the field drainage to one gully at the edge of the field near the county road. A pipe 30" In dlamt-ter and 70 feet long was placed through the levy from 3 feet below top of the ground to 17 feet below, 3 feet above the bottom of the cannal. This pipe will discharge 16 cubic foot of water per second. All run-off rain or excess water Says Session Could End This Week LITTLE ROCK (AP)~ House Speaker Sterling R, Cockrlll Jr. of Little Rock told the lower chamber Thursday that he believed the special legislative session could end Saturday If difficulties over two bills did not arise, Cockrlll said that a bill establishing procedures tor conduct- Ing a constitutional convention and one creating a Department of Corrections are '*the only two Items that could keep us in session next week." only seven administration bills and a few resolutions remain on the House calendar along with several individual measures. Meanwhile, two resolutions were Introduced Thursday dealing with the length of the session. Rep, Bill Thompson of Marked Tree introduced one calling tor a recess next week to enable the legislators to study the new prison bill Introduced earlier In the day, The recess would end at I p.m. Monday, Feb, 26. Rep, Ray Smith of Hot Springs then Introduced a resolution ftxing sine die adjourn* merit of the session at ? p t m, Saturday, f hot to Death Accidentally DANVILLE, Ark, Royce Harger, 12, son of Mr, and Mrs, Warner Harger of Waveland (Yell County) was accidentally shot and killed Thursday, Sheriff Merrnin McCormick said the victim's brother, Larry Dale Harger, 14, told him the two youths thought the shotgun was unloaded. He said the older" boy told him tie put a marble in the barrel, held the gun against bis brother's shoulder and It ' Arkansas' Magazine Suspended LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Raymond Rebsamon announced Thursday that the quarterly "Arkansas" magazine would no longer be published because of what he called a lack of subscribers. Eight Issues of the magazine have been published. "These advertisers went tor this thing In a big way," Reb- samon said. "The leading firms of the state were perfectly will. Ing to advertise; they wanted to help It. But the public didn't go tor U." The magazine was primarily concerned with tho state's tourist attractions and Industry among other things. Union Leader in Jail, May Hamper Talks NEW YORK (AP)- An attor ney for the Uniformed Sanita- tlonmen's Association says the absence of jailed union president John DaLury from the bargaining table "will seriously hamper" newly resumed wage talks with City Hall. Paul O'Dwyer, lawyer tor the 10,000-man union, was turned down Wednesday when he appealed to State Supreme Court Justice Saul S, Strelt tor De- Lury's temporary release to participate In the talks. "Any serious proposal that comes during negotiations will require me to take tlmo out and go to jail to discuss it with Mr. DeLury," O'Dwyer said afterwards, Streii, who sentenced DeLyry a we«k ago tor contempt in defying a court order to halt thd nlne«tlay garbage strike, said In bis ruling: "We are talking about a man who has beea toufl/i guilty of willful contempt of the mandates of this court, i go along with the city that it would be a travesty to bring Wm out," The talks resumtd tore after legislative leaders In Albany took the sanitation crisis out of Gov, Nelson A. a.'kefeller's hands Tuesday and asked May? or Joftn V» Lla>ls*y to again seek a negotiate j settlement. The legislature adjourned tor the week without acting on the ilepuWicafl jovsroor's plan tor a temporary state takeover of the city Sanitation Department at wages higher than Lind$%y would Communist Still Hold Part of Hue By GEORGE ESPEK Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - Communist troops cUngtnff to part of ttoe's Citadel for the ISlhday tried today to drive back attacking U.S. Marine* with a new bamg* of grenade* anrt srrHl arms fire and hit an American tank with a rockst. Th« heavy enemy return fire came after Marine officers saW. they bflUcvwl enemy strength In the old walled CUwtel had been cut down to about 500 men and thai they hoptKl to drive them out within »18 hours. Along the northern frontier, no ground action was reported at Khe Sanh—the western U.S. Marine base where a major enemy assault Is expected-but two clashes were reported on the east side anrt three enemy tanks were sighted. This boosted speculation that an enemy offensive around Khe Sanh would be accompanied by simultaneous attacks on other allied outposts all along the frontier. Such a coordinated push would hamper quick reinforcement of the 5,000 Marines at KhoSanh. Field reports from Hue said Leathernecks were hurling tear gas grenades a IK! calling In more artillery In efforts to push 700 yards among rubbl«-*trown buildings to tho Citadel's south wall, where the Communist Hag was reported still flying. One Marine wits killed and five wounded today, Including two men wounded when their tank was hit by bazooka-type rockets. Marine officers estimated 94 North Vietnamese troops were killed In heavy fighting Friday toil 'enemy bodies were not b«jn(f pflcdilrom the rubble for counting, $nca tho Mftftjujs entered the Citader fighting last Sunday night, U Is estimated they lave lost 25 dead and' 125 wounded. •• . About 1,000 Marines and 3,000 South Vietnam«s0 troops now are In the fight for the Citadel In Hue, 400 miles northeast of Saigon. An estimated 2,000 Communist troops seized much of the city Jan. 31 In the early stages of the enemy offensive against major South Vletnarnuse towns ard cities. South Vietnamese marines w«re reported to have pushed their way to the gates of the Citadel's palace grounds, which the Communists still hold. The sighting of the enemy tanks was only the second reported In the war. The North Vietnamese used nine Russian- designed PT76 light amphibious tanks when Ihoy overran the Lang Vel Special Forces camp five miles west of Khe Sanh Feb. 7, Six of those tanks were destroyed In the battle for the camp ami U.S. fighter-bomber pilots reported disabling two others the next day. U.S. Marines at a forward outpost near Con Thien and then air observers reported sighting three North Vietnamese tanks Friday In the demilitarized zone north of the Ben Hal River awl about four miles north of Con Thien, along the eastern part of the frontier, The U.S. Command said Marine tank and artillery crews fired at the enemy tanks at long range but the enemy withdrew without returning the fire. Just to the west of Gio Linh, the easternmost of the allied frontier posts, U.S. Marines fought eight hours with a Communist force of unknown size. Four Leathernecks were killed a.id eight wounded. There was no report on enemy casualties. Fourteen miles sout of the DMZ, north of Quang Trl City, meo of the U.S. 1st Air Car4lry Division moved in by helicopter and reported killing 15 Communist troops entrenched in bunkers, Fojr Americans were killed and seven wounded. fhlnlca Hen Hat let a Record KEOTA, to'+s (Ap) ,- Mrs, Hazel Sievert thinks one of tier hard working aens may have set a record but she says the Sievert family ate the proof. She siad the eight-pouwi Cor- oisfa hen laid an egg wrucn mea? sured I 1 * Inches around the middle 9^ inclies around the ends,, and contained four yolks,

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