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Hope, Arkansas
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Our Daily The tragedy of Man: He starts off with a Country -%nd winds up with a Government! Thin by The Editor Alti. H, WiSft&Bffl Short Stuff; Suicides, Pianos, Unmarked Roads here was this man threatening to Jump from the 10th floor of an Atlanta office illdlng, according to L. Carter Johnson, and a policeman tried to talk him out of It, "Think of your wife and children," said the officer. 'Don't have any," replied the man. 'Then think about your old [father and mother," said the [officer. 'They're dead," replied the ; "All right then, think about ^Robert E. Lee," said the officer. ' '"Who's he?" said the man. '"Jump, you damnyankee I" 'said the officer. And from the same source I = get the one about the man who igave his wife a piano. A month slater a friend asked him:"How's the wife coming on with the piano?" "Not the piano," replied the husband; "I swapped it for a piccolo." "Why a piccolo ?" asked the friend. "Because," said the husband, "when she's playing the piccolo she's not able to sing ..." The circumstances under which I got this material also deserve a few lines. There's a network of country roads east of Rocky Mound, and neither of us having been over them Johnson and I picked Sunday afternoon to do some exploring. 1 won't say we actually got lost, but I will say that the story-swapping helped us when We were busily retracing our tire-treads from a wrong turn at a fork. .Our aim was to go from Hope to Prescott not by U.S. 67 but by the network Of country roads east- of Rocky Mound. We had some instructions, but the trouble with road instructions is they invariably forget to mention a fork or two —in this case half a dozen forks, shall we say ? You can't beat a map, and, lacking a map, we at times were almost beat. Like the time Johnson and i forked left when we should have forked right — and followed a well-traveled road until it dead- ended smack in the middle of a first-class cow barn. Our country roads are pretty good, considering the eroding hand of Winter, but I think they could stand some reform. Not the roads themselves, but the sign-boards. There aren't any. Hope Lions Club once did our town a great favor: The Lions marked every last one of our streets. What we need now is to organize their counterpart in both Hempstead and Nevada counties and put up sign-boards at every fork in a rural road:"This Way to Sutton," "This way to "Laneburg," or "This way to Prescott." ~ I should have had a map, I have one. You guessed it -it was back at the office, British Wf Come fo the Aid of LONDON (AP) - Prime Minister Harold Wilson's govern* •ment is joining an international rescue operation to bolster the near»b3flkrupt regime of Egyp. .Uan, President Gamal Abdel Nasser, qualified diplomatic in* orroanls reported today, they said Britain would join West Germany, Italy and possU By other countries this month SB lending Egypt 41 million pounds- $U2,8 million- to cot yer payments due the Inter* national Monetary Fund and the World Bank, The Egyptian hope this will enable {hem to qualify for some |6g raiWon pounds- $H8,8 roil* in new credits to offset a longer the losses they iri suffering $s a result o| the c}o* sure of the Suez Canal, Onjy special aid from Saudi ia and Kuwait has made it assibje for Nasser to stive off major economic crisis. British participation in the aw loan seems sure to spark a at controversy inside Wilson's !t»r Party as well as ifl Par* £o| ( where Nasser's stand? jg has been low for tne past 12 t** Star Printed by Offset to c«r Sprite fii tf fftt fctt VOL 69-Hfl. 100 - 10 Star of Hope. 1899, Press 1927 Consolidated Jimiary 18, HOFt, AMKANSAS, MOMMY, KMUARY 19,1968 Members Associated Press * AutfU Bureau of Av, Net Circulation 6 *nos, ertitftt! &pf, 30, 1961 -»S,IM fcfoff or ty SfMfc and i <art fof win MICE 104 Contempt Charge Is Set Aside By Et> SHEARER Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) -. The Arkansas Supreme Court today set aside the contempt of court citation against former Slate Police Director Lynn A. Davis for refusing to tell a Grand Jury and a judge the name of a confidential Informant, The court, however, because of a "meager" record of t h e case, made no conclusions on whether Davis was guilty of contempt for refusing to name the Informant. "From the record before us, we are unable to say t h a t Davis was guilty of criminal contempt in refusing to answer the question propounded to him, so the summary order of the trial court holding Davis in contempt is hereby set aside," said the 6-1 majority opinion written by Associate Justice J. Fred Jones. Davis,' who has since been declared Ineligible to be director, was jailed Dec. 5 for about 24 hours by Circuit Judge A'liilam J. Kirby of Little Rock. Klrby found Davis In contempt for refusing to identify an Informant who Davis said gave him information that led to some State Police gambling raids in Pulaski County Sept. 9. Davis was testifying in a Grand Jury investigation into the gambling raids. The court questioned primarir ly the lack of Information on the record about Davis' appearance before the judge in chambers after the former director refused to tell the Grand Jury the informant's name. The high court said Kirby BATTLE OF THE CITIES In Vietnam has brought suffering to all concerned. These photos show a wounded Marine being comforted by a chaplain at Hue; a little boy trying to play with what's left of a bicycle; and a captured Viet Cong suspect Interrogated at knifepoint. Residents of Chicago Respond Quickly to Calls for Riot Posse By F. RICHARD CICCONE Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) - Jesse a to answer a question the Judge should Inquire if'' he is persistent In his refusal. When this occurs, the opinion said, the judge should send the witness back to the Grand Jury, although the law does not set out exactly what the court should do. The court noted that a Grand Jury receives nothing but legal evidence. Since the record does not reflect what evidence Davis' informant would have given, the Supreme Court has no way of determining whether it could have been received by the Grand Jury. "In fact, the record here places us In the same position Davis' testimony placed the Old to posse calls as Chicago residents have. Sheriff Joseph Woods of Cook County received more,than a thousand applications and an equal number of telephone Inquiries within a few days after his Feb. 12 call for a 1.000-man riot control unit to be used in case of civil disorders this summer. As in the Old West, posse members will supply their own handguns and will draw no pay. The first batch of volunteers included the president of an airplane company, two attorneys, a hospital therapist, a security guard, a utility company executive, a dining car porter, a systems analyst and an official of Pinkerton's, Inc., the private Grand Jury as expressed by its detective agency. foreman —It does not give us one man wrote, "I am 54 anything to go on at all," Jones years of age.. .1 know when the SGP CONTEMPT chips are down and America • —' • jjjjg £ Q ^ defended, by God, I (on page two) am ready." The dining car porter said, "I Thinks Actresses Best When They Fall in Love With Directors why By EDITH LEDERER Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) -Emmy award-winning producer-dlrec- tor George Schaeffer says actresses give their best performances when they fall In love with their directors—and their directors fall in love with them. "I very often end up with extreme crushes on my leading ladies-* Claire Bloom, Lee Rem» ick, Jean Simmons, Julie Harris, Geraldine Page, Genevleve Bujold," says the 47-year-old balding producer. Apparently, the feeling i$ not totally one-sided. Claire Bloom describes Schaeffer as "an artistic gentleman," Julie Harris says he is "touched by genius," Lynn Fontanne calls him "technically brilliant." Between rehearsals for his Way 2 Hallmark production "The Admirable Crichton" starring BUI Travers and Virginia McKenna, Schaeffer enthusiastically discussed his occupation and one of his favorite preoccupations: actresses, Schaeffer says his .secret for successfully handling an actress is "a certain amount of diversity and swinging with the punches." "Everyone is different," be says. "There are no two major actresses who have anything in they are major actresses The job of a director is to size them up quickly." "I think also you've got to have hoped that they've seen your past record. It helps if she can say he's won Emmys for Lynn Fontanne, Julie Harris and Dame Judith Anderson, why can't he do It for me, instead of her thinking, am 1 going to go in here and fight for my life," Though Schaeffer 1 s technique works for actresses, he is not willing to recommend it as the answer to a problem that has plagued men throughout history: How to handle a woman, •"I've had a great deal of experience handling actresses and very little experience handling all women," he says with a smile, With actresses, he explains, rehearsals are concentrated, intense, and have a definite goal — a performance that will be admired and wjn critical acclaim. "In terms of women, it's more of a long-term running relationship," he says. "After a few weeks, if it didn't work, you might be inclined to desert the ship. After all there are other fish in the sea." After a moment's pause, he adds; "The technique may be a little similar, but the working common-s?which is probably conditions are quite different." am a Negro American. I don't think riots will help in any way. The only way Is law and order." The sheriff wants his unit to be'biracial—500 Negro and 500 Vhlte • "vvolunieariir;, : * The' first week's figures Indicated white' volunteers outnumbered Negro volunteers 4-to-l, •"• ••Earl Latham, a Negro security guard, said, "the squad Is a good Idea if members keep their temper and cool." Applications from persons under 21, persons with police records or physical disabilities, or without jobs are automatically rejected. Three hundred persons tentatively accepted last week will meet with Woods tonight. "The volunteers will be carefully screened," Woods said. "Not one man will become a See RESIDENTS (on page two) Heart Sunday Chairman Is Announced The chairman of the 1968 Heart Sunday appeal in Hope will be Mrs. Ralph Emerson, 1509 South Main Street, It was announced today by Mrs. George Young local Heart Fund Campaign Chairman. Heart Sunday will be observed here as the high point of the month - long Heart Fund Campaign, Volunteers will call on their neighbors between February 22 and 25. A volunteer corps of workers Is being recruited to cover the residential section. Among the new chairman's duties will be that of recruiting a group of district captains to coordinate activities of the volunteers. Among the captians enrolled thus far are; Mr. and Mrs. KJnard Young, Ward I, Mr, and Mrs. Jirn Lockhart, Ward 2, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Daniels, Ward 3, Mrs. Tilman McLelland, Ward 4, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Kellam, Southland Heights and Westwood, and Airs. Bill Ellis, Beverly Hills. Mrs. Young named the following as chairman in towns and communities In Hempstead County: Mrs. Richard Arnojd, DeAnn, Mrs. E. J. Hinton, Pievins and Mrs, Dave Cummings, Patmos. Other chairmen will be named for other towns vithjUi the county in a few days. Proceeds of the drive are used to support research, education and community service activities of the Arkansas Heart Association, the only voluntary health agency here devoted exclusively to combating diseases of the heart and circulation, which are y ery sincerely, responsible for more than half of all deaths in this county. U.S. Planes Stray North Korea By K.C.HWANG Associated Press Writer PAHMtjNJOM, Korea (AP) ~ The United States admitted toddy that two American planes strayed over North Korea brief* ly 6n Sunday and expressed re* g\et, with assurance that efforts >*buld be made to prevent any more such Incidents. It was one of the few times In tent years thai the United fates has admitted a Comma- 1st charge that it had violated e Korean armistice. Rear Adm. John V. Smith, the 0.N. Command's senior delegate to the armistice commission, said the planes were on a naglvatlonal flight originating outside Korea Sunday afternoon. He said they violated Communist air space because of bad weather, the pilots' utifaml- Uarlty with the terrain and a failure of nagivatlonal equipment, "When they became aware of .their location, they immediately took action to depart," Smith , 'said. "The United Nations Corn- See U.S. PLANES (on page two) LBJ to Ike for Advice on the War By FRANK CORMIER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson gave an enthusiastic account today of a six-hour meeting with Dwight D. Elsen- hower that climaxed a transcon- Report • ure fo °« fc American Public AP News Digest Easing Off Second Wave Offensive SHAW Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - to a small red-carpeted room just off the Senate chamber, 10 men and a woman meet several times each week and toil in secret over a documpnt which they fervently hope will sock the American people squarely between the eyes. Taking their seals around a long table covered with a white linen cloth, members of the President's Commission on Civil Disorders revise, and revise again, drafts of a report, a one- two-three punch, What will the report say? That won't be known, officially, until about March 1 when the commission reports to President Johnson on Its Investigation of last summer's Hots. But It has been learned that the report will cover; 1. What happened In Newark, Detroit and other cities. This section will describe the riots In graphic details, from the Incidents that triggered them to the ashes and grief they produced. 2. Why the riots occurred. This section will examine the obvious and not-so-obvious reasons, The commission will conclude that the root causes are poverty, frustration, bitterness and hostility of slum dwellers. 3. What can be done to prevent riots. This section will tread on some bureaucratic toes by criticizing government programs which, the panel contends, haven't worked. There will be a recommendation for expansion of other programs VNSfttAM The Viet Cong's "second wave" offensive appears to be slacking: bill Communist rockets and mortars continue to hit the Saigon airport. GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - BatU«*wiJiry U.S. Marinas moving behind a protective unibrtrtta of artillery pushed 400 yards through the rubbled ruttis of Hue's Citadel needed. Johnson visited the former Republican president Sunday at Palm Desert, Calif., before flying back to the White House. Their marathon get-together embraced both serious talks about Vietnam and an 18-hole round of golf. "He did beat me," Johnson said. "He'sreally a professional." Before flying by helicopter to the luxurious Elsenhower winter home, Johnson bade personal farewells to Vietnam-bound Marines and Army paratroopers and spent Saturday night aboard the carrier Constellation off the California coast. He also told newsmen during his busy, secrecy-cloaked travels that troop strength In Vietnam will be raised beyond the authorized level of 525,000 "if we need to." > Talking with newsmen aboard his jet transport as It neared Washington, Johnson described his journey as "very interesting and helpful," He talked about his personal sendoff of Army and Marine troops headed for Vietnam from Pope Air Force Base, N.C,, and El Toro Marine Air Station, Cal. See LSI TO (on page two) Jim Cole Seeking Re-election The Star has been authorized to announce the candidacy of Jim Cole for the office of Circuit Clerk, Jn making his announcement Mr, Cole issued the following statement; "It has been a privilege and a pleasure for me to serve you the Citizens of Hempstead County as, your Circuit Clerk. During this lime I have endeavored to fulfill the duties and to improve the service In this office in an efficient and courteous manner." In submitting my candidacy for re-election to the office of Circuit Clerk, \ pledge my continued devotion to the di|ties of this office and give Friendly, Courteous and Efficient Service to every one at all times. J earnestly solicity Your Support and Vote for Jim Cole for reelection to the office of Clr- Clerk, Hempstead County." Jim Cole Vietnam with a personal farewell from President Johnson, He says more will go if needed. The U.S. foreign aid agency has halted temporarily Its recruiting of civilians for duty In Vietnam pending a review of job needs there. WASULfGTON President Johnson's antlrlot commission prepares a report that Is expected to criticize the way city riots were handled last summer, analyze why they broke out and propose remedies. Republican governors, frustrated In attempts to agree on a presidential candidate, are launching a grass-roots drive for ft modernte party platform. NATIONAL Thousands of Florida teachers are sot to stage a statewide walkout. News media representatives make ft final plea to the American Bar Association to sidetrack proposed new limits on crime Information. The sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, Is forming a posse. He has no shortage of applicants. INTERNATIONAL The United States admits that two planes strayed over North Including a massive effort to gel Kor « n ai » d expresses regret, jobs, better education and de- Tne planes escape, cent housing for Negroes who Israel's strike against Jordan live In urban slums. last week followed a classic pat- One member said the com- tern: Arab probocatlon,%lsraell mission believes it must jolt the warnings, than an explosion. * Car^Dvirturns and Burns on Highway An auto crashed Into a bridge, overturned and burned early Saturday night on Highway 67 about three miles west of Hope. Investigating Officers said the car was driven by Joe D. Scott, a Nashville lumber operator, suffered a broken nose. The blazing vehicle blocked traffic on the highway over a half hour, Hope Fire Department sent out a truck to put out the blaze. Stato Trooper Wallace Martin Investigated. Rape Miserable Minority port will be dramatic, sharp- even harsh. "Attitudes will have to change," the member said. Another added: "We can't keep on with business as usual. Wo all have to understand that this Is a "The report," says Gov. Otto Kerner of Illinois, commission chairman, "will be uncomfortable for the people of the United States." In the seven months since their appointment by President Johnson, commission members have walked the streets of riot- scarred neighborhoods and talked with slum residents, governors, mayors, police chiefs, generals, social workers, em ployment experts and Negro leaders of all persuasions, from old-line moderates to advocates of Black Power, Some of the testimony received by the commission Is so sensitive that It will be locked up in the National Archives for an undisclosed period. ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) - The national president of the Reserve Officers Association, Navy Capt, Vincent A, Prlmer- ano, says "the miserable minority which Is pulling against our country and waving Viet Cong the brink »tf jn last Communist strongholds In Vietnam's old capital, Elsewhere, the Viet Cong, slammed more rockets and mortars into Snlgnn and a few other cttloa today, but the Communists 1 "second wave" often* : slve appeared to be easing off considerably In Its second day, One tvckfll hit « passenger terminal dt Saigon's Tan Son Nhut Airport, killing ono U.S. serviceman and wottndhg 31 as they waited with ISO other Gls tor planes home after a year In Vietnam, As the bloody battle for Hue raged through Us 20th day, the Marines pushed*to the southeast corner of the old walled Citadel* Then they turned right to begin, a drive along the south wall toward thfl former material Pa.* lace, whore desperate North' Vietnamese troops were dug In. The Marines advanced about 400 yards and cleared the northeast wall of the old city. South Vietnamese forces con- : tinued to battle their way along the stone wall on the western side of the Citadel, but the rate of their progress was not known. The Viet Cong flag still new on a towering radio mast rising from the Inner Citadel. Low clouds prevented air strikes today. The battle for Hue Is the only fighting still persisting from the Communists' lunar new year offensive. But In the "ttconti the Viet Cong stoitaUl y towns "iritf multaryllilttl* latlons Sunday and ^made ground attacks on several. "This Is an economic way to do something without a significant loss of life on their part," said Lt, Col, Malcolm A. Sussel of Monterey, Calif., an operators. The allies estimate that the Communists Sent 60,000 men Into the lunar new year assault on 35 major population centers and lost more than 30,000killed. Three hundred Viet Cong stormed Into Tan Tool, a Saigon suburb three miles northwest of Tan Son Nhut, and seized the central market place. Allied forces reported gains in the coastal provincial capital of Phan Thiet, 90 miles east of Saigon, where 500 guerrillas seized part of the town Sunday and freed 500 prisoners from the jail. A U.S. military spokesman said the town had been cleared See Second Wavo Commission members are flags" Is beneath contempt, chary of publicly discussing what takes place behind tho thick wooden doors of their Cap- would be that itpl meeting room. Still, broad outlines of the report are emerging. "If there were any place to banish this sorry lot, the nation would be that much better off," he said in a weekend talk to the association's greater Atlanta chapter. All Around Town By The Star Staff WhJtfield Masonic Lodge No. 239 will have a regular meeting Tuesday, February 20 at 7:30 Mrs, Travis Ward is a patient in St, Michael's Hospital, Texarkana, Ark. 75501, where she underwent surgery last week. Effective March 1, Joe T. Grain, 25, will become City Planner of Lawton, Okla ... He has worked in the City Planner's office since May of 1968 and was appointed assistant director of planning in July, 1967 ... A native of Hope alii the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lpuis E. Grain, Joe is a I960 graduate of Hope High School and has a BA degree In history from the U of A ... He has completed requirements, with the exception of submission of a thesis, for a Master of Regional and City Planning degree from the U. of Okla . . .He is a provisional member of the American Academy of Political and Social Science ... He worked as a planning intern in the Oklahoma City Planning office from October. 1965 to May, 1966. City Police picket! up two minors from Hot Springs In a stolen car early Sunday and turned them over to Texarkana police where the vehicle was taken , , . both of the boys were from Hot Springs, officers said , , , they were listed as William R. Golden Jr. and Solomon ODeH Tavls, one was 17 and the other 13 year sold. Last weekend Mrs. Roy Allison of 1319 South Elm St, visited the campus of Agnes Scott College In Dfcatur, Georgia for Sophomore Parents' Weekend ... she was the special guest of her daughter, Martha Allison. Salsbury L a b o r a tories, Charles City, Jowa, held a four- day short course on turkey diseases ard management . . . among the 17 students attending was P. Cecil Bumpurs of Hope, Arkansas . . . Mrs, Bumpers is employed by Mountaire Poultry Co. of Nashville. The Charles Clark listed in the court docket last week is not the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Clark. ten) Symphony Coming Here Tuesday The appearance of the Henderson State College Symphony Orchestra will be a rare treat for the music minded of Hope, as It will be the first concert In five years in Hope by a Symphony The program to be played by the orchestra will include some standard orchestra literature plus some rather new but very Interesting music. The program will commence with the overture to the opera Iphlgenia In Aulls Overture by Cluck, and end with selections from West Side Story by Bernstein. Between these two selections will be the "Pavane" for Ravel, the "Emperor Waltz" by Strauss, a new and very interesting number by Charles Ives,, "The Unanswered Question", This number will feature in addition to the orchestra a Woodwind Quartet and solo trumpet. The soloist for the number will be Robert Levy, Instructor of brass instruments at Rounding out tne program be the English Folk Song Suite by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The program will be presents} Tuesday night February 20 Hope High School Audjt Curtain time is 8:00 p.m.

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