Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 21, 1968 · Page 8
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 21, 1968
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The tragedy of Man; He starts off with a Country * and winds up with a Government! Our Daily Bread SNced Thin by Th€ Erfrtor Alei. H. Wishbuffl Cold Comfort Northwest Alley Lots to Learn A n old Little Rock fishing companion arrived in Hope this cold and windy morn* ing and opined: "The trouble Arkansas has in getting into Spring reminds me of something I read in a South Dakota newspaper, in South Dakota they say Spring Is a short period between Winter and Summer, alternating between hope and despair." " The guy's a pessimist. ; And then there's the Hope fisherman who gets awfully tired looking at the TV weather map and its forecast that still another cold wave is coming down out of the Pacific Northwest. "Try another station," says he - "it may be different." The guy's an optomist. An increasing percentage of American public opinion turns .against our war in Vietnam, a newspaper headline tells me. The percentage Isn't important enough to affect the conduct of the war, but it is an indicator of shortcomings in our new and unwanted role as a world power. Americans have a lot to learn about foreign relations. For one thing a highly vocal minority insists that war comes to us as a matter of choice —ignoring history's lesson that every worldwide power is almost constantly fighting some war, little or big, in a far country, put of necessity. Either you stand and fight, or you withdraw —and the troublemakers advance. Nations face precisely the same problem that confronts a policeman: Either he breaks up the riot — or the rioters take-jibe*(town. Am I JQ^'-simplifying the story? Ha'rdlyl, .That's how history wrot$fjt4fe 'Rome,, Spain, France, Great Britain, our pre- decesors in tf«y world's., "1% 5v*»l» ^Nta. i " .,*i7?_..*V t -t ,5,.«,ii..tl . . L ...si.»_ / • it** t** Star Printed by Offset city Subscribers: ff ymj fctl to ftetHt yen? §Uf pteittttofi* Pftf 4431 t»(t««l«ind «rfc£k - Sa(nrd«y tttfoft of bf 5 p.m. *nd i eafftef »ni tfettwf year VOL.69-Ho.nO-8 hies Star of Hope, 18&, Press i$2l Consolidated January 18, 1929 ARKANSAS, MONCSMY, FtMHMftV 21,1968 Associated Press * Audit Bureau af Circulation* Av, Net Circulation 6 mos, efrilnf &gp1, 3d, 1681 -3,218 PRICE IOC Legislature Nation', rep official u.S. Planes p*«t««on !"*•"*§ *« Arctic Cold Dumps Snow on Arkansas A cold high pressure system trailing an arctic cold front dumped sleet, freezing ran and snow early today over two-thirds of the jstate, giving motorists another miserable morning on the highways. It created a holiday for children, however, as numerous school distrcts across the state closed classes for the day. The State Police warned motorists of hazardous driving conditions in wide sections of Arkansas, particularly in the Little Rock District, where all roads were described as extremely hazardous. The U.S. Weather Bureau at Little Rock said snow accumulations were expected to range from one to three inches, A spokesman said the snow was expected to end this afternoon. State Police reported numerous accidents, including a "bundle" in the Little Rock area, •- Traffic was stacked up on Interstate 40 near Protho Junction at the eastern edge of North Little Rock by a 13-car pileup in which a trailer truck overturned on one car, flattening the top. The driver of the car escaped with scratches, .Accidents and stalled cars piled up traffic for several miles on Interstate 30 south of Ljttle Rock, Motorists were late to work and some Little Rock businesses closed for the day. M»j. Bill Miller of the State Police said U.s, 67 from Walnut Ridge to the Missouri line was completely iced over. He said U,s s 70 a«J alj bridges in the ClarksviUe District were extremely hazardous. Car Rolls Twice Near Immot Two Prescott m^n escaped serious injury early last njght when the car in which they were riding failed to negotiate a curve apd rolled over twice. The accj, dent occurred near Emmet on Highway 67. State Trooper Wallace Mgr- tin listed the driver as a Mr. Roedel of Prescott and a passenger, William Justice, also"of Prescott. They were taken to a Prescott hospital for treatment. Deputy Sheriff Herbert Gri/fin assisted in the investigation. By ED SHEARER Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The special session of (he General Assembly adjourned sine die today, completing 13 days of work at noon. Both houses earlier in (he day had adopted a Senate resolution calling for final adjournment at noon. The two compromise measures thus went to Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller for his signature as the two houses worked toward a noon adjournment after reconvening at 10:30 a.m. There could be one hitch, however, if sponsors of Senate Bili 6, the "Lynn Davis" measure, are able to get it to a vote and gain passage of It. However, most observers consider this to be doubtful. The House attached nine amendments, most of them minor or only clarification points, to the Senate's bill that would create a Department of Corrections and the upper chamber quickly concurred in each amendment. The House knuckled under to Senate demands for a 1970 vote on any new constitution produced by a constitutional convention, even though convention advocates staunchly opposed it, preferring that the electorate decide on any new document in a special election in 1969. Nevertheless, the electorate will decide this November whether to call a convention and at the same time elect 100 delegates to a convention by using the 1967 House apportion• ment. The prison bill, the third one drafted for the ^session, was was drawn by sormP select Iqg- Jslato'r? ind Prison Board Chair- 1mri"'$6nn Haley of "Little-Rock after the. legislature opposed many of the sections of the two original drafts. The bill creates a Department of Corrections, to administer a prison system of three units — Tucker and Cummins prison farms and the Women's Reformatory. The present Prison Board will be renamed the Board of Corrections and will no longer deal with pardons and paroles. A separate three-man Pardons and Parole Board Is created. The major amendments attached by the House prevents a section dealing with parole eligibility from becoming retroactive to cover inmates already Incarcerated at the prison farms. Another amendment deleted a portion that would allow the Board of Corrections to pay salaries to Inmates for working. The House voted 82-8 to concur in the Senate amendment calling tor a 1970 constitution vote and Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller later said he would reluctantly go along with it so that a convention would not be See Legislature (on page two) JACK MILLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Ad» ministration officials, spying they weren't attempting to si> lence Dr« James L. Goddard's opposition to President John* sons's Lsr>control proposal,announced the nation's top drug official has been given a go-ahead to testify on Capitol Hill, Goddard's availability to appear before a Senate panel look* ing into the LSD proposal was Disagree on Real Story of Tonkin By WALTER R. MEARS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Weary adversaries after a 7% • hour confrontation, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and Sen. J. W. Fuibright still disagreed on the real story of the naval engagement which prompted the first U.S. bombing of North Vietnam. McNamara issued a 21-page account of the affair, over Fui- bright's objection, contending the administration proved con* clusively that the U.S. destroyers Maddox and Turner Joy were attacked by North Vietnamese torpedo boats in international waters on Aug. 4, 1964. He termed "monstrous" any suggestion the United States induced the attack, seeking an ex- case, for its subsequent relall- ationi >^ Fuibright, the Arkansas Democrat who heads the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the public statement McNamara -issued "does not tell the whole story by any means." ,,. Fuibright -did noUrelate his version. "I'm too worn out to attempt any kind of discussion," he said after McNama ra's marathon appearance before the committee. "I'm on overtime now," McNamara told newsmen as he emerged from the closed committee room, refusing to answer questions. And so the session which ran into Tuesday night produced only fresh controversy over the engagement in the Gulf of Tonkin. McNamara's session with the committee clearly was a sometimes angry affair. Fuibright said he had urged McNamara not to release his statement, but the secretary had it distributed at the Pentagon. In it, McNamara said the U.S. destroyers had in no way provoked attacks by the North Vietnamese, and had not participated in South Vietnam's bombardment of Communist islands in the gulf, assaults which occurred at about the same time. Sen. Wayne Morse, D-Ore., said the South Vietnamese used boats supplied by the United States, and contended "North Vietnam had every reason to fear" the U.S. destroyers. Foreign Aid Chief Is Taking Lumps Over High Spending AID By JOSEPH E. MOHBAT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) <- Foreign aid chief William steen Gaud is taking his lumps but bearing up well, at least in pub* lie. He's urrtergone a two-week boml>ardm>Rt of charges of scandal and inefficiency in Ws far.flung. high-spending Agency for International Development, Yet the lean, salty admtois* trator^Jn his first interview sjnce the storm season began^ still talked with uniimioished zeal of a worldwide agricultural revolution and the blessings of birth control. A sex scandal involving AID officials in Belgium? A high-lev* el padded expense account in Washington? "Foolishness. Just sheer foolishness in both, cases. Not vi- ciotjsness at all," Gaud (rhymes with clo'-tf) told a reporter. "And anyone who says the whole AID operation is rotten because of these things is talk- ing a lot of damned nonsense." Is AID morale sagging? "I'm the worst person to ask that," said the 60-year*>ld AID boss. "They don't all wander in here and tell me they feel like hell. "And yet it's been a bad two weeks, I can't imagine it hasn't bothered and discouraged them. That's why I gave them that pep talk Monday." Gaud had called 800 of AED's top personnel together for a brief "chin-up, let's-get-going" lecture. As for his own morale, Gaud TT-who's headed AJD for a year ai>1 a half and been in it nearly sevenr-said, "I'm okay. I've had some- bad moments in the last two weeks. "But my real frustration is the lack of public support and understanding of foreign aid. That's the toughest part: Feeling this kind of program is so (en fight) made known Tuesday, after it wfts learned he was kept from testifying at a scheduled Monday hearing. Goddard, food and drug commissioner, has declined to discuss the issue with newsmen. But he previously told Congress he doesn't believe In makhfg possession of LSD ft federfl crime, | Johnson has asked Congress to make possession of the powerful hallucinogen a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year In Jail. Theodore 0, Cron, assistant food and drug commissioner, said whfcd and if Goddard testifies hell again express opposition to penalties for possession of LSD if asked for his personal opinion. But Cron said Goddard will support administration proposals for stiffer penalties for sale of LSD and other drugs. When Goddard was scratched from appearing at the opening of the Senate panel's hearing; Chairman Thomas J. Dodd, D- Conn., postponed the hearing In- dafinitely. He reportedly told the administration If Goddard couldn't appear, he didn't want anyone else. Officials said there had been no intention to silence Goddard. They said the reason he couldn't testify Monday was that he had to be available to help with briefings for reporters at the White House if the President's health message to Congress' were Issued that day. It wasn't.,. Ralph K. Hultt, assistant secretary for legislation of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare^said officlaisorlgi-, nally had felt that Justice officials should testify on the LSD proposal, .which includes trans- fering the drug abuses, control prorram from: Goddawf s agen« 1 cy to the Justice Depart ment. Administration sources said it had been hoped Dodd's panel would accept a substitute so Goddard would not have to testify at all in Congress on the issue. But Hultt said, "We're not trying to keep Dr. Goddard away from him— if he wants to have Dr. Goddard he can have him." Democrat's Info 68 Is a Casualty LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The customary showing of Info '68, the television program sponsored by Democratic State Chairman Leon Catlett, is not scheduled for showing tonight on Little Rock station KTHV- TV. Catlett could not be reached for Immediate comment. The television station said that the program had been deleted and was not rescheduled at another time. The progrem has sparked considerable controversy in the Democratic ranks, and some Democrats have called for discontinuance of the program. University Merger Bill Is Passed LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Senate passed a "watered down" resolution Tuesday authorizing a study on the proposed merger of the University of Arkansas and Little Rock University. The resolution was weaker than the Pulaskl County delegation wanted, but it still promoted debate for more than two hours. The original resolution directed the Commission on Coordination of Higher Educational Finance to prepare a proposed budget lor me merger. However, the House amend- ecj it to instruct the commission to prepare the proposed budgets for all state-supported colleges and universities and to prepare plans and budgets for a merger and a possible new institution in Ceatral Arkansas. Opponents of the treasure said other state colleges needed atrvntiwi t.-fore another institution was created. By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) « U.S. Marine jets returned to the battle for Hue today tor the first lima In five days as one of the Vietnam war's most savage and sustained campaigns went into Its fourth week. The Marine pilots sent bombs, rockets and napalm Into Communist troops dug in among a row of shanties Just outside the south wail of the Hue Citadel. AP Correspondent Goorgo McArthur reported that tho bombs scored a direct hit on a Communist ammunition dump touching off a spectacular flash and a fire that cast a pall of black smoke over the city. Marines on the south bank of the Perfumo River, across from the 15-yard strip bombed by the Jets, could see figures running from the area and opened fire with their machine guns. They cut down a dozen smalt groups. Earlier the Marines on the south sido of the river broadcast warnings across telling all civilians to leave the area and tho North Vietnamese and Viet Cong holding out In the former Imperial Palace to surrender or die. When no white flag wont up, the Marines sent artillery barrages slamming into the Com* munlst s t r o n g p o 1 n t s and See U.S. Planes ! (on page f jve) Keep One-Year Duty Tour in Vietnam AP News Digest By FRED S, HOFFMAN AP Military Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Pentagon apparently Intends to maintain the one»year Vietnam duty tour regardless of any other actions to bolster U.S. mill* tory manpower In Southeast Asia, "There Is no sentiment in favor of stretching tha tour," one high official said. "Theone-year tour Is awfully useful as a morale builder." Defense authorities are study* Ing several possible measures to ease the manpower pinch result- Ing from the over-rising demands of the Vietnam war. Possible actions Include call- Ing to active duty thousands of National Guardsmen and reservists, Increasing draft calls, shortening the interval between tours of duly In Vietnam and bringing more troops back from Europe, An already tight manpower situation would become worse If President Johnson should order an Increase In authorized troop levels for Vietnam beyond the currently planned 525,000 by mid-summer. Johnson said last weekend he will boost the level "If we need to." Pentagon officials snld Gen. William C. Westmoreland, U.S. commander in Vietnnm, has not yet requested any over-all Increase. But military sources expect that he will. Last week Johnson approved See Pentagon (on page five) ABA Action Sure to Limit Flow of News on Arrests, Trials ' By ^ARRYSCJHWEtD, Associate^ Press Writer >•"*" Philadelphia lawyer who v will Au- • CHICAGO (AP) — At the mo- become ABA president In ment, the American Bar Asso- &" 81 196 9< expect state bar association's press-trial standards clatlons to generally follow suit, are what ABA officials have in- adopting the ABA codes as their sisted all along they be called— own, recommendations. Also, Morris says, In some Undoubtedly, they will en- areas state supremo courts courage Judges, lawyers and po- probably would adopt rules llcemen to limit the flow of in- along these lines, formation to the public about The result of all this would be arrests airi trials. In fact, the tna ' from 'hen on, from nrrest ABA discovered, some already through trial, lawyers who gave have. out certain Information or ex- Eventually, though, In the pressed their opinions publicly words of one top news official: about a case woul(J r " n a rls k of Publishers will go to court "to reprimand, suspension or even, prove that prior restraint on of- disbarment, flclal news sources amounts to censorship in advance in violation of the First Amendment." Only after this court fight, But Murray, managing editor of the Arizona Republic, emphasizes that "neither the ABA nor the House of Delegates makes predicted by J. Edward Murray the law." of the American the American Society of Newspaper Editors, will It be known if the standards will stick. Immediately In the offering Is this: The proposed restrictions on what prosecutors and defense lawyers may say about a pending criminal case will be forwarded to an ABA committee that is In the process of revising the organization's ethics code. ABA President Earl F. Morris expects the first draft of the new code to be ready next summer and the final version, he hopes, will be presented to the House of Delegates for adoption a year from now, Morris says the standards KlbS"of t b ff TnTs t ** £' «««• ™» "— cluJes about 120,000 practicing $ d £^J ir * toy ln observance And, he says, "House of Delegates action lias only advisory, not compulsory, force at the state and local level," As for the bulk of the ABA proposals, Morris says, "Implementation depends on police departments, state courts and possibly slate legislatures." These proposals deal with the conduct of police officials, judges and court officials, with use of the contempt power by judges, ami suggest closing some court proceedings to tho press and public. VIETNAM Fierce fighting continues In the Hue Citadel as the battle goes Into ..Its fourth week, U.S. troops kilt 155 Communists on the outskirts of Salffon. Secretary McNamara anrl Sen. Fulbrtght still disagree on the Gulf of Tonkin Incident after a ?Va hour confrontation. The Pentagon apparently Intends (o maintain the one-year Vietnam duty tour regardless of any other actions to bolster American military manpower. WASHINGTON Foreign akl chief William S. Gaud says any charge the aid program Is rotten Is sheer nonsense, The agency has been hit by scandals at home art! abroad. President Johnson Is depleted as (tuietly confident that diplomacy eventually will win release of the Pueblo crewmen. Administration officials announce that Dr. Jamos L. Goddard Is free to voice his opposition to President Johnson's LSD-control proposal, The White House must have a special staff In charge of dreaming up names for federal programs: Head Start Upward Bound, Operation Mainstream and all the others. NATIONAL The American Bar Association's press-trial standards are expected to encourage Judges, lawyers and police to limit Information about arrests and trials. The news media plan to test the standards In the courts. Florida's * attorney general asks "How can you force teachers to teach?/ M|s tholr walkout keeps 1.3 million pupils out of the slate's public schools. Nous* Fir* on North Graham Firemen wore called to 1010 North Graham St. this morning where they put out a fire In the homo of Molrie Hampton. Firemen said the damage was mainly to bedding. 3 Members of Family Die in Accident MONTICELLO, Ark, (AP) Three m ambers of a Rohwer (Dt-sha County) family were killed about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday In a car-truck collision about seven miles east of here on Arkansas 4. The victims were Charles R. Perkins, 48, his wife, and their C-year-old son. They wen? en route to Montlcello to watch another of their sons play In a junior high basketball tournament. Injured wore Harold Scrog- glns Jr., 24, of Montlcello, driver of the pickup, and a passenger in the truck, Johnny Donaldson, 24, of Montlcello. Officers said the crash occurred as the Scrogglns vehicle came out of a curve and collided with the Perkins' car nearly head -on. All Around Town lawyers. He and Bernard G. Segal, Concert of High School Thursday Washington's birth day. . . there will be no rural or city delivery but mail will be placed In boxes and dispatched as usual , . .stamps are available in the lobby michine. Ed»ard. Brett Itobbs of South- Wtitern at Mc-m^iis has been oanK-d by the Wood row Wilson The Hope High School Music National Fellowship Fourjrla- Department will present a con- tiorj as worthy of fia'incial sup- cert Thursday night io the High port in graduate school , . two School Auditorium u' 7:30, other students at Southwestern In observance of National received honorable mention, one Music Month ih-2 binrl arri choir being Joseph Kau/fman Keesey will join together in three ar- Jr., a senior biochemistry ma- rangem-nts of typical American jor ard son of Mr. and Mrs. music. Joseph K. Keesey Sr. of HOT The three numbers will be: West Seventh St., Hop*. "The Navy Huma", "0, Brother Man", and "My Fair Lady". Tn* Hope Music Parents As- Also included in 'he program will soclation will sponsor -4 spighet- be several selections by th.-b<m'J U supper Friday night in the High and the contest music for the School cafeteria. . .the price is choir. Admission to the concert Sl-50 for aJults aid 75 cents for will be by Hope Music Parents children, .tickets mt.y bf p»ir- Association season ticket, or tic- c<i2s«fj from any HMPA member ke'.s rnsy be parehase-i at the or a ^ an M nwwKt at Hope High door. School. By The Star Staff Sunday, February 25 from7:30 to 0 a.m. a breakfast will be served In Fellowship Hall by the MYF group? of FlrstMethuJUt Church to fiwnbers of Century Bible Class and their wives and guests, , .Youths will prepare the menu and serve it, , .all proceeds will go Into the MYF program. , .tickets rruy be purchased from #ny member of MYF for $1 for adults anri 50 cents for children of 12 years awl under. , .tickets will also be sold at the door. .Don Johnson is president of Century Bible Class. Country Club pro Bill feyeo- ga announces that 15 seu of gulf clubs are available- for use by members of tht- Hope Club. . . also on hand are goif balls and ba^s and catalogues for ordering new clubs. National .Electric week contest winners *ere Mrs. AcJ'Jie Harper, Mrs. Minor Polk and Mrs. elf. t. -if 4! 4ppii4nces from '•>*> to 515 in value ... the contest *4S * KXAH promotion. Explosljji Hits Soviet Embassy 8? JIM ADA MR Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - A predawn blast, apparently caused by an explosive device placed on A window ledge, damaged the Soviet Embassy here todity. Police and Soviet officials said no one w.is Injured by th« 5:52 a.m. explosion that shattered windows in She embassy and nearby buildings ami scattered debris across a wide area. Police could not say immediately whist type of explosive was used. It apparently was detonated on the concrete ledge of a first-story front window, Th« ledge was ripped aw.»y and an Iron grating twisted. By mid morning, there had been no arrests, officials said. One Soviet source said, "We believe the bomb was thrown" — rather than placed on a win- dowslll or otherwise attached to tlu? bulkllng, Investigation was hampered,, according to Soviet Informants,, because no debris from the bomb apparently survived th^ blast, Informants also saM that no message was left. r An FBI spokesman said although Washington police are handling tho Investigation, the bureau has offered the services of Its laboratory anl'ldontlflca* tlon facilities and will Investigate any leads developed out* side of Washington. An FBI laboratory technician was sent to the scene at police request. An Army lieutenant anrl a master sergeant, both wearing fatigues, entered the four-story stone mid brick building several hours nftcr the blast, but would not say whether they were dem» olltlon experts. Police Capt, Francis Coniey replied, "1 don't know," when ,4sk<KL H f hat lype^ of explosive was used. '"That's why our lab people arc here collating evl< dence," he said. At m id morning, pollcepermlt- tcd newsmen to inspect the window whore the blast occurred. One newsman said a heavy wooden desk which apparently had bt>«n m«r U»« window was damaged, but bluss in bookcases against the white-painted .wall was not shattered. The only other furniture In the room reporters could see was a large leather chair. The floor was covered with debris. The embassy, at 1125 16th Street NW, Just off Embassy Row, Is housed In what once was one of Washington's fanciest town houses. It was built in 1010 for Mrs. George M. Pullman, the sleeping car heiress, but shf* naval lived In (t. The Imperial Russian government usc<i It for an embassy until th« 1917 revolution when it was vacate*! until the United States recognized the Soviet government In 1932. WR Going to Washington LITTLE HOCK (AP) - Gw. Wlnthrop Kockefolfor plans to leave this afternoon for Wash' Ington to attend ths National Republican Committee,' meeting. Senators Voto Against Bill WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen.s ./. William FuJbrlght and John L. McClellan, both D-Ark., voted against invoking clotur? Tuesjay on the civil rights bill. The move failed on a 55-37 vote, Criminal Cod* IUvi*«d FRANKFORT, Ky, (AP) *Republican and Democratic leaders in the Kentucky House of Representatives joined Tips* day in sponsoring a bill to wipe out many obsolete sections of the state's criminal code, it would, for example, repeal the ban against selling cig^« rettes, cigars and refreshments within l l ,-- t miles of a camp meeting, it also '*ould erase: «- A law against appearing on a public higimy In a bathing suit, - A la* against gmta^ catUe on the state Capitol grounds, — A law against defrauding a livery stable operator,

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