Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 22, 1968 · Page 1
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S I Experiment Sta. tion report for 24. I hours ending at ? t'cii'm* Thursday, ;Hfah3t» Low 16, .precipitation (snow t and sleet) ,06 of an finch, / FORECASTS: ARKANSAS—Travelers warning over the state tonight, Free** Ing rain mixed with snow across tfte south early tonight, Occas« teftal sfiow over the state tonight with possibly six inches accumulation mainly central portions, Snow ending west Friday morning and east In the afternoon. Cloudy and cold through Friday. Low tonight 16 to 26. High Friday 26 to 36, Southwest Arkansas-Travel* >r and heavy snow warnings to- light and Friday morning, Fre- ziiig rain mixed with snow hanging to snow tonight before inding Friday morning, causing iazardous driving conditions ov- fcr much of the area. Locally leavy snow expected over north lortions with possible accumula- ions of 3 to 6 Inches. High Fri- ay upper 20s to middle 30s. Low tonight 20 to 26. SNOW i Weather Elsewhere By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High Low. Albany, cloudy 9 0 Albuquerque, cloudy 62 40 Atlanta, clear 45 16 Bismarck, clear 6 -15 Boise, cloudy 50 36 Boston, clear 14 8 Buffalo, clear 10 1 Chicago, clear 22 8 Cincinnati, clear 17 -3 Cleveland, clear 11 2 Denver, snow ' 45 28 Des Moines, clear 15 1 Detroit, clear 19 7 Fairbanks, snow -4 -28 Fort Worth, snow 52 Helena, cloudy 42 Honolulu, cloudy 79 Indianapolis, clear 19 29 34 65 3 Jacksonville, cloudy 70 46 Juheau, rain 45 33 Kansas City, cloudy 24 17 'jeo .58 ' 20. .8 34 16 72 58 19 3 8 -7 65 37 21 10 32 17 19 10 23 75 11 M 58 18 33 22 Fulbright Says Congress Was Misled WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. J. W. Fulbrlght says the administration misled Congress and Is deceiving the piiblld about the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, which generated U.S. military escalation in Vietnam. He also charged Wednesday that the Pentagon hauled off for mental examination a Navy commander who had volunteered to tell Congress what he knew of the Incident. Fulbright accused Secretary of Defense Robert S. Me- Namara of deceiving the public in releasing a 21-page statement the defense Chief presented Tuesday to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Fulbrlght told newsmen he does not subscribe to a position he attributed to one-time Me- Namara aide Arthur Sylvester, whom he quoted as saying "the government has the right to lie to the people of this country." The Arkansas Democrat's charges came after the committee, which he heads, refused his request to make public staff findings on the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Fulbright told newsmen after Wednesday's committee meeting he felt the staff report was necessary to counter-balance what he termed the one-sided McNamara statement. At Issue is the August 1964 incident In which the administration said two U.S. destroyers, the Maddox and Turner Joy, were attacked by North Vietnamese torpedo boats In the Gulf of Tonkin. The Incident produced the so- called Tonkin Gulf resolution in which the Senate, by an overwhelming vote, called on President Johnson to take all steps necessary to "prevent further aggression." The first. U.S. bombing attacks on North Vietnam—and a sharp escalation of U. S. mill- -tary forces commited to the war — quickly followed. Fulbright, who was floor manager for the administration-requested resolution, has since strongly opposed U.S. policy In Vietnam and contends Congress was given inadequate information about the Tonkin Gulf incident. Blatk Pow«r t Ml Obituaries Bath in Ml HEAVY FIGHTING in Hue, South Vietnam, Has caugcd a record number of casualties on both sides. At left, Marine comforts his wounded buddy. Wounded soldier, right, rests In a building cleared of Communist troops. A Third of Schools in Florida Closed TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) A third of Florida's public schools were closed today as nearly 40 per cent of the state's teaching corps scheduled more public meetings despite a personal plea from Gov. Claude Kirk for an immediate return to the classroom. . The Republican governor, who was censured by the Florida Education Association last fall for his stand on education spending, told the teachers he lias no plans to call another special session of the legislature In the near future. "There's no reason to go ahead and spend $17,000 a day until we see where we stand," Kirk said. The governor said he might consider a second special session if the Democratic- controlled legislature Indicates its attitude has changed. The state Department of Education, reporting on a survey of Florida's 1,549 schools Wednesday, said J303 schoolsi.were Memphis, cloudy Miami, clear Milwaukee, clear Mpls.-St.P., clear New Orleans, rain New York, clear Okla. City, cloudy Omaha, cloudy Philadelphia, clear Phoenix, clear Pittsburgh, clear Ptlnd, Me., clear Ptlnd, Ore., rain Rapid City, snow Richmond, clear St, Louis, cloudy Salt Uc. City, cloudy44 San Diego, cloudy 64 San Fran., cloudy 63 Seattle, cloudy 55 Tampa, cloudy 68 Washington, clear 28 Winnipeg, fog -7 8 51 0 •4 49 11 6 8 37 59 55 48 54 10 •27 J $Maff ,sfirdy*of tliehiaval engagement and reportedly found evidence conflicting with the administration's version of what happened. Bomb Leads Are Under FBI Probe WASHINGTON (AP) - Working under President Johnson's personal order to clear up the case quickly, police and FBI agents probing a bomb explo- ed additional schools would be closed today for "planning days" called by school boards. The survey Indicated 24,731 teachers were absent and 33,514 were continuing to report to work. Most of those absent have resigned, the FEA said. In Tallahassee, state attorneys obtained a Feb. 28 hearing date on their petition to have FEA officials cited for contempt of court for allegedly violating a court injunction against Inducing teachers to remain away from classes. The. FEA called for mass resignations last Friday after re- sfon at the Soviet Embassy are jeciing a $254.5 million spending (M- Missing) (T- Trace) HIJACKED PLANE (From Page 1) to overpower the hijacker, "The man was all wrought up," Galney said. He was described as about 25, dressed in a sloppy manner, dark complexioned and claiming to be South American although he spoke with no apparent accent, At 3;37 p.m, seven minutes alter the jet took off from Tarn- pa airport with 102 passengers awl a crew of seven, the flight was hijacked over Florida's L<ak,e Okeechobee, The plane landed at Havana at 4;29 p,m, It took off again for the United States at 7;36 p.m. and arrived at Miami at 8:17 p,m, This was the first commercial airliner hijacked over the Unit' ed States to land in Cuba, in 1961, a Pan American night was diverted over Mexico to Cuba, Two ? National Airlines flights were hijacked in night but pas- gengeri and crew disarmed, the hijackers, and the planes landed to the United states. Many Small places have been successfully hijaefced, to Cuba- saW they were well during the airport to Havana. Some were photographed. newsmen, they sajd. brought Pack souvenirs teeludiag Cuban fw, some of was, goasjjpied. on the re* iafl pplltical posters. gave m Cuban coffee aal &is e «J P* Bitted, ys to go through the airport," said Lex HawfclBft 43* I &wyer from pes ipwa, at the lirpprt passed by exploring a possible link with a dynamite theft in nearby Virginia, They said Wednesday night they had "several leads" on the case. Eighteen sticks of dynamite and 50 blasting caps were reported stolen from a construction site in West Springfield, Va,, a Washington suburb. The theft was noticed Wednesday shortly after the predawn explosion shook the four-story embassy, just four blocks from the White House, No one was hurt in the blast but it did slight damage to a first-floor office and reception room, shattered windows in nearby buildings— and shook U.S.-Soviet relations, The Soviet government formally protested the incident, accused the United States of providing inadequate protection and demanded compensation, Johnson and Secretary of State Pean Rusk expressed regrets but the State Department rejected the charge of }«adequ« ate protection, There were indications the Soviets would be compensated. One embassy official said the explosion could have been the work of fanatics inflamed by a three-day mock trial of communism which ended Wednesday on the Georgetown University campus In Washington. It w-is sponsored by a coalition of anti^ Communist groups and included lengthy testimony concerning prison torture and religious persecution in Iron Curtain countries. Police had no comment on this theory, An embassy source also said the FBI should have photographs of the dynamiters because it maintains camera surveillance on the embassy from a Wiqdoy across the street. But the FBI wouldn't comment on that. and tax package passed by the legislature. County school boards have drawn heavily on Florida's big pool of retirees in manning the still-open schools, using former teachers, lawyers and chemists as substitute teachers. The practice has drawn criticism from the FEA and its county affiliates, who contend the substitutes in many cases are not qualified, Disciplinary problems, mild during the first two days of the walkout, erupted on a larger scale Wednesday as violence broke out in at least two points, HANOI RADIO (From Page 1) to ries in the South and of shoot- Ing down more than 2,000 U.S. warplanes in the three*year bombing campaign against the North. The U.S. Command has accused Radio Hanoi of gross exaggeration and distortion. The station apparently had heretofore been on the Pentagon's list of targets out of bounds to u.s, pilots, The station is ?V? miles west» southwest of the center of Ha' noi. Normally targets that close in require the approval of the Pentagon and possibly of President Johnson. A military spokesman said the station was a 100 by IPO loot concrete building protected by a concrete blast wall. The bomb strikes were made by radar be* cause of a 3,000-foot overcast, an4 because of this pilots could make no assessment of damage. Monitors in Saigon said Jate Thursday afternoon that Radio Hanoi was still coming in "lotjd and clear" on al} short-wave frequencies. However, other sources said some of the bombs from the U.S. Marine A6 intruders could have hit the medium, wave transmitters that broadcast insy e North Vietnam. Man Kiii«d in Legislature May Return Nexf May 2-Car Crash WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) — Howard E. Ivy. 24, of Lexa (Phillips County) was killed Wednesday night In a two-car crash about six miles west of here on U.S. 49. Stale Police said Ivy was a passenger in a car driven by Rufus Clark, 27, also of Lexa, Authorities said the Clark vehicle collided with a car driven by Bernice Fields, 26, of Mar-' veil. Clark and Miss Fields were hospitalized. Negro Sees Victory in Mississippi By v JOHN PEARCE Associated'Press Writer JACKSON, Miss. (APV- Charles Evers, brother of a slain civil rights leader, predicted Wednesday he' would defeat six white opponents in his campaign to become.-Mississippi's- first Negro ..congressman* slice ' ^ HoweVer, the dddl" against Evers, 45, appeared to be heavy in the special election tosbe held next Tuesday. *«/;«••:•• <*. If no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast, the two who wind up first and second will face each other in a runoff March 12. Informal polls give Evers a good chance to finish in the first two, but virtually no chance of winning a runoff. At stake is the seat from the 12-county souUiwest Mississippi third district represented for 21 years by John Bell Williams, a strong segregationist, who was elected governor last November. Evers advocates U.S. withdrawal from the Vietnam war and curtailment of spending on space programs in order to make more federal funds available for welfare purposes, He proposes what he calls a program of "workfare" featuring government-guaranteed jobs paying at least $50 a week.. Welfare programs In most parts of Mississippi have a ceiling of $50 a month, which Evers says "falls far short of the national average and does not mask the human suffering that results from inadequate payments to these Mlssissippians," Arrayed against Evers in the special election are five Democrats and one Republican, all white and all opposed to the general themes of Evers' campaign, Among the other candidates is Charles H. Griffin, who served Williams 18 years as an aide, He is rated a top contender, as Is state Sen. Ellis Bodronof Ytcksburg, who graduated from Jaw school with honors despite blindness, The Republican, Hagan Thompson of Jackson, Is an unknown quantity, Thompson re. signed as news director of a Jackson radio*teleYision station to make the race. Another outsider Is Troy Watkins, a former mayor of Natchez who ran well In the race for Ueytenant gover* nor last summer. D}st. Atty, Joe N. Pigott of MeCornb and Pavjd P. Perkins, a Jackson chiropractor, are others in the field. Evers receive*} a leave of absence as state field director for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to make the race. He took that job In 1963, when he returned to Mississippi from Chicago after his brother Wedgar, the previous director, was slain by a sniper outsjde his home in Jackson. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Legislature wrapped up its first special session of the year Wednesday and headed home for a two-month recess. The legislators, in session for two and a half weeks, are expected to be called back in May to consider financial matters, including a possible tax increase proposal. Gov. Wlnthrop Rockefeller expressed general satisfaction with the legislature's accomplishments during the special session. The General Assembly pushed through major bills to set up a constitutional convention, effect prison reform are! establish a minimum wa?e. The governor has signed ail three into law. Rockefeller's only major defeat in the special session came when the House refused to pass a bill do qualify former State Police Director Lynn A. Davis for immediate reappolntment, Both houses passed the bill after the House amended It to require that the State Police director be a qualified elector, This means he must have been a resident of the state for a year. Davis asked that his name be withdrawn as a candidate for the post after the amended bill passed. The special session created controversy between the administration and the legislators. Many lawmakers said they felt the session wasn't needed and others said the session lasted longer than it should have because the administration wasn't ready for it. There was sharp criticism from both sides during virtually each day of the 13 days the legislature was in session, but in the end both Rockefeller and the legislators generally were pleased with the session. "We accomplished what we came down to do," said Sen. Morrell Gathfight of Pine Bluff. "The legislature was a lot better to Winthrop Rockefeller than he has ever been to the legislature," said Sen. Guy Jones of Conway. Press Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) Black Power advocate H. Rap Browi was IB jail today as his lawyer drafted a defense on a ne% charge aftl tried to false $106,00(5 bond, Attorney William Kuntster of Net Vork hoped to get the bond reduced at the preliminary hearing, the next legal step fac* tog the militant Negro leader, The new charge was imposed on Brown, a spokesman for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, after he lost a legal argument in federal court about a court order limiting his travel. The FBI said Brown, during a recess, told FBI Agent William H. Smith Jr., also a Negro, that! "We will get you , , . We better not find out where you live, and If you have any chil* dren we will get them, too," When Brown walked out of the courtroom Wednesday, vowing to go on a hunger strike in jail, the FBI hustled him to a U.S. commissioner's office to hear the charge of intimidating and impeding an FBI agent, Commissioner Fritz H. Windhorst fixed bond at $50,000. In federal court, a few minutes earlier, . Brown's bond on another charge— violation of a federal firearms law— had been reset at $50,000 and he had been ordered to forfeit $5,000 of his old $15,000bond. Judge Lansing Mitchell ordered the forfeit as punishment for violation of his order that Brown Confine his travel to Louisiana, New York and Atlanta, Ga., pending trial. Brown turned up at recent Black Power rallies in Los Angeles and Oakland, Calif. He was then arrested on a Louisiana warrant Tuesday at a friend's apartment in New York City. "This is being done for only one reason: to silence this man," argued Kunstler. "This is naked rape of the First Amendment (Guaranteeing free speech)." The firearms charge against Brown said he violated the law by carrying a gun around while under federal indictment. Specifically, the charge was . MAUt)ESLVGUIft Mrs. Mailde SfeaekeJfofd Stn- efalr, 18, ef El Berada, former. Iy of Btetfns, died Wednesday, SarvMnf ate her husband, R. E, Sinclair; a soft, Lloyd Shack- efford of Blovifts; a daughter, Mrs, Marie Jerry 6f Sttoftgj three brothers, Roy Biggets of Texas; Lee BIggers ef Pine Bluff and Bryant Blggers of Oklahoma; two sisters, Mrs, Ruth Hope of Arizona and Mrs, Maty fedford of Texas, Services were Thursday at Bell's Chapel neaf Blevlfls. Burial In Marlbrook Cemetery by Cornish Funeral Home, f ifilliitg Down CHICAGO (AP) - "George Washington wasn't exactly the grinning type, his portraltsdenv onstrate, and It may be because of his false teeth, For years he had to. wear un* comfortable teeth made of hippopotamus or elephant Ivory, according to Minnie Or fanos, director of the Northwestern Utrf. versity dental school library. the library has an original letter by Washington's New" York dentist, John Greenwood, and copies of letters Washing* ton wrote to him. .,; Dentures containing human, teeth, probably taken from cadavers, were fitted In 1789. Greenwood made Washington false teeth In 1791 and 1796 that were carved Individually of Ivd-' ry. ••••: ••. ; ";' On Jan. 20, 1797 Washington. sent his favorite dentures with' two carved Ivory teeth that had? worked loose from the gold' base. He requested a speedy repair job saying the substitute set was "uneasy" > in his mouth': and made his lips bulge and appear swollen. that he took a ,30-caliber rifle from New York to New Orleans and back while under indictment at Cambridge, Md., on charges of arson and 1 inciting riots. Brown strode off to his cell", wearing handcuffs. "I'll stay there until I am re£ leased or die because I will re : fuse all food and water," he said. '[• The Savannah, first steamship to cross the Atlantic, sailed from Savannah, Ga., in 1819, ;•,.-: THE TRADING POST NS«Hi - 1S5 f, Third $t,

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