Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 22, 1968 · Page 8
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tin tragedy of Mm: He starts off with i Country - and winds up wrth i Government! T Our Daily Sfc«d TH* bf TM Edrtw Mix* H« fi* Printed by Offset city SnbwMtafi* !f jo« fell to ftcfift fsafSttf pitta tutor* of tf 5p,m» ftitd i «f f fcf till Press 1927 ry 18, 192§ J For Helena W; lilt for LRU, Little Rock, 'Yes' ust before adjournment this week the special session _ of the Arkansas General Assembly adopted a resolution au- tfiorizing a study of the proposal to merge the University of Arkansas and Little Rock University. the resolution was passed with some difficulty, and Its final draft was not as emphatic as the Pulaski delegation had wished— but all this is minor compared to the uproar which will be heard when the actual consolidation is debated. The LRU issue is simply this: Whether the taxpayers of all Arkansas are going to assume the liabilities and maintenance of a local private school project dreamed up by and for Little Bock, or whether Little Rock people will be required to provide their own local support for something they themselves started. We had an identical case last year when the people of the Helena area sought to unload their Mississippi River bridge improvement district bonds on the state's taxpayers— and were abruptly told to continue the bridge tolls and pay their own Me to Jlellan dedicate Water Dist. U. S. Senator John McClelian will dedicate the Southwest Ar* kansas Water Distribution System on March 29 to the economic growth of this developing four-state territory, The national and regional directors for economic development of the U.S. Department of Commerce will take part with Senator McClelian in the color* ful dedicatory ceremonies at Ashdown, Arkansas. They are Ross Davis of Washington, D.C., assistant Commerce secretary, and R. R, Morrison of Austin, Texas, 11-state area chief of the U. S. Economic Development Administration. The announcement that these high-ranking figures had accepted invitations to participate was made late Wednesday by George Peck, president of the Southwest Arkansas Water District Board. Interstate RoadtoOM" ' Lttf LE ROCK (AP) * the stale Highway Department said In a report Wednesday that it expects to opes interstate 40 from Uttle Rock to the Mississippi River by the end of the year. The report also said addition* al section of Interstate 30 between Malvern and PrescOti also will be opened, Through 196?, 324,8 miles of interstate system was open In Arkansas, the report said. Another 139.9 miles Were under construction and the remaining S4.1 miles were, in various stages of planning, design or right-of-way acquisition. Plaswood Closes Plant Temporarily vr HOft, /UMUWAS, THWSOAY, KUWAIT 22,1968 Mem^ri Aisoetlted Ptm A AudH BufMQ a? ClreuUt!on« etfculilten 6 mos, irtSiftf Sspl, 38,1981 -3,211 NICE ttt »lan« With 109 Aboard Allowed to lUturnjfrom Cuba MlAMt 'Fla. (AP) - A guft- »lth at) Afi&elated Press newsman wearing a white eowbot man, Mrs. Dloll said, "t don't hat and tennis shoes pushed a know why he did this, but I can stewardess Into the cockplt'of a stfll feel that cold thing (the pls- OC8 Jet over Florida Wedfi*saj$ toftbelow my ear." ant) held a pistol under JSer&r The pilot, J, D, Gainer, 49, until the pilot detoured hU Sirift said the crew made no attempt Southern Plaswood Corp., manufacturers of partical board, has closed down temporarily, it 'Theater board is sponsoring wa . s ^° r ^ : fSi±J? d J?,S the ceremonies which will fill John M. Craf ton, manager of the evening with P 1 *^ Little Rock was wholly virtuous on the Helena bridge question, denouncing it as a "local grab," But LRU, according to Rock, isn't a "local Little an afternoon and significant events. Mr. Peck named a Sp ial Arrangements Committee composed of E. C. Cobb of Ashdt.,.., chairman, and Marion Crank of Foreman, and Leon Kuhn of Texarkana, Arkansas. The main program will be held . (1 „, , .„.. . in the Ashdown High School Au- isn't a local grab at 'ditorlum Friday evening, March for the glory and bene- 2 g, Mr. Peck said. The Auditorium doors will be opened to the public at 6:00 p.m. The Ashdown High School Band.will begin a concert at 6:15 p;m., and the program headlining Senator McClelian as principal, speaker will start at 6:45 p.m. sharp. During the afternoon, the first flow of water from ''the Southwest Arkansas Water Distribution, System will ,be ! turned onto million Nekoosa- lit of all Arkansas, Which is pure nonsense, of course. Little Rock promoted andflinanced LRU; and it should either see the project through, br»;CUt it back to a local junior college— or, If finances are as crit'ical as they seem to be, then abolish it. The ( taxpayers of Arkansas "havevburden enough paying; for >• ^projects of their own choosing— without" underwriting local'pro- jects on which they weren't consulted, such'as the Helena bridge e decision to closedown was due to a combination of things. The primary cause was the lack of materials for production. This was brough about by the railway strike as a great portion of raw materials for the plant are shipped in by rail, Mr. Crafton said. He gave no indication when the plant might be re-opened. At the time of the shutdown the factory employed around 100 workers. Jury Has All Maps, Says Head of CID STAR CITY, Ark. W. C. Struebing, head^of the State Police Criminal Investiga- and 169 persons to a landtog to g ee HIJACKED PLANE P r <* a sa ftda Oft Page 2 I Thant Talks Produce No Peace Moves By LEWIS GUL1CK Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid Indications White Mouse talks between U.N. Seer eta ry-Generai U Thant and President Johnson produced no new moves toward peace talks, a House panel has urged stepped-up U.S. military acUon in Vietnam. Chairman Porter Hardy Jr. of a "House Armed Services subcommittee told newsmen Wednesday the panel believes: "The enemy cannot be defeated within any acceptable time frame so long as we continue to fight a primarily defensive war. f'Our slow rate of military progress has encouraged North Vietnam to reject our efforts to bring about peace negotla- See THANT TALKS (on page four) Liberals Win Round But Hurt Chances for a Civil Rights BUI Hanoi Radio Station Is Bombed By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) «* U.S. planes for the first lime in the war attacked the Hanoi radio station that teams out all Communist Cuba, About five hours after the hi jacking, Delta Air Line PI 843 returned to Miami, lea 1 behind In Havana a young mar. who gave his name to (he airline as "S. Wilson." The man boarded (he Chicago-Miami night with 64 other persons at Tampa. Other paS- sengers said he had been drinking heavily al the airport bar; Delta officials said he bought a $21 first class ticket at 12:44 p.m. Wednesday In the airline's downtown Tampa ticket office. It was a one-way ticket to Miami. •'•."• : ' v •• •• yL "He toW us he didn't care who he killed or how badly he shot up the plane," said Joy Blell, 28, of Elmwood Park, HI. Mrs. Blell, the senior stewardess, was held in the cockpit -as a hostage until the giant, $8 million airliner was escorted into Cuba by four M1G fighters arid touched down at Jose Marti airport, • ••• ' •• •' •':••':•-'•/. "He said he was facing a death sentence for the hijacking anyway," said the pert brunette in a news conference by the crew at Miami International Airport. In Havana earlier, speaking Finally, you should consider the full implication of the AU- LRU merger proposal. We have given Arkansas State College at Jonesboro a new status as Arkansas State University—but not the money to support it as a full- fledged university. Therefore, If we pick up Little Rock's bill for LRU it is obvious we shall lave to do something costly in behalf of Jonesboro also— meaning that Instead of bearing the burden of just one university we will saddle ourselves .with the cost of three. Former U.S. Senator Dies at 74 ROCKY MOUNT, N, c. (AP) — Former Sen. Scott W. Lucas, 74, of Illinois, died early today in Rocky Mount's Park View ; Hospital alter suffering a cere- : bral hemorrhage, * Lucas was rushed to the hospital from a Florida bound train and was admitted at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday night. Dr. Rufus Ratchford of the hospital staff said he died at 5:50 a.m. • Lucas was Democratic majority leader in the Senate when he was unseated by Republican Everett Dirksen in 1950. Pollution Grant $7,890 MOUNTAINBURG, Ark, (AP) ~The Water Pollution Control Administration has approved a -grant of $7,890 to help finance construction of water pollution "control facilities here. Marianne Gl Kilted : WASHINGTON (AP) - The :Pentagon said Wednesday that Army Cpj, James L. Brown Jr f , of Marlanna died of wounds receive4 in the Vietnam war, Brown, wag the son of Mr, and MjS ? James Brown Sr, of the-new $46« Edwards Paper-Company's Ash-^ tlon Dlvt ^ lon> saicf Wednesday down Mill, signalling the addition that the Tj nco in County Grand of another major; business and? Jury nas aH the pertinent maps source of new employment to thif ofthe area wnere three human area's industrial expansion • skeletons were dug up at Cum- The water facility, located be- mins . p^,, Fa rm Jan. 29. tween Texartana and.^Ashdown^^ nils conflicts with a state- will be ready for its initial trans- ment b prosecutor Joe Holmes mission by March 29, Mr. Peck said. He added that complete program features now being developed will be announced as soon as possible. Cooperating with the Southwest Coward Arkansas Water District In ar- poij ce rangements and participation are 511^1^ the Chambers of Commerce, ci- grand . ury ties and county officials of the However five counties-Miller, Little River, Hempstead, Lafayette and Columbia—which make up the water district. ' By JQH3K CHAbwiCK' \!*$at<i-liraiting clots^a' rule and ^ Associated Press Writer '-'bring the legislation to a vote WASHINGTON (AP) —- ,Seti- would take a two-thirds major!ate liberals who staved Off an ty.offsenators voting, attempt to ditch open housing . An attempt Tuesday to Invoke legislation may have buried at cloture ,lell seven votes short the March 29, Mr. Peck of Hne Bluff, who said Tuesday night that the maps examined so far by the jury "were not the right ones." Holmes told the Associated Press Tuesday might thatLT. Chandler of the State would present a map an old cemetery to the Holmes sakl Wednesday that the jury had all the pertinent maps and said he had been quoted incorrectly by The Associated Press. George Washington Is Not Exactly a Pinup Hero to Teenagers may same time chances of pushing any civil rights bill through Congress this session. By a 58-34 vote, the Senate refused Wednesday to table and thus kill a proposal to prohibit discrimination In the sale or rental of virtually all housing. But Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield called the vote a futile move that could doom President Johnson's basic civil rights proposal. The next crucial step will be a second vote Monday on whether to cut off the five-week civil rights debate that has stalemated the Senate since Congress reconvened In mid-January. To invoke the Senate's de- Acqulttod of Miirdor Char?* . EL PORAPO, Ark. (APWA f {reuit Court jqry found Rys- sell Penrtleton, 20, of El Dorado Innocent of first-degree murder Wednesday. Pendleton was charged in the sbopiiflg d,eatb of Tandy Breed Of El Dorado last July 4. By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - On U»P 236th anniversary of his birth, George Washington is hardly a popular teen-age pinup hero. First called "the father of his country" during the American Revolution, his fate — like that of many of today's modern fathers—is to be somewhat misunderstood and taken for granted by his children, The youth of our land have been a bit mistrustful of Washington ever since 1800, when Parson Mason L, Weems, in writing a life story of our first president, Invented tbe famous cherry tree tale, "I can't tell a tie. Pa," he quoted young George as saying. "You know I can't tell a lie, J did cut it with my little batch- et," That fable has probably hurt the influence of George Wash* upon youth, more than ne ever actually dM or do in hjs remarkaoje Jife, To every kid since then it has made him appear as a prissy, sanctimonious prig. He wasn't that lay at 411, of course. By rights he sjioijja: be one of the greatest on teen-age heroes and a model for them to emulate. For be bud bl? tro«. hies is a teen-ager, too. Acne is a source oj acute embarrassment to sensitive iJoles- cents. George didn't ftpe that, so far as we kjow, gut h|s features were disfigured by a scar on his left cbeek, 9, black mole right ear and deep fa- left by an attack of under his cial pits smallpox. He was tall, a bit gawky, sickly. Left fatherless and shilling- less at 11, he dropped out of school before he was 17 and became a surveyor. It would have been easy for him to become a wilderness bum, but he didn't, He yearned for greatness Instead. He educated himself by reading, wrote out his own rules of conduct that guided him throughout his life. The main thing; he decided himself to become a man worthy of his own respect, Nobody made up the rules for him. Chairmen for Heart Campaign Mrs. George Young, County Chairman for the Hempstead Heart Fund campaign has announced the following chairmen and co-chairmen for towns and communities In the county: Hope: Ward 1 - Mrs, Alice Ann Watkins, co-chairman; Mrs. Lurlean Phillips, chairman, Mrs, Lucille Hicks, co-chairman; Spring Hill . Mrs. Brooks Collins; Fulton - Mrs, Herbert Cox- McNab - Mrs, Mary Spates; Saratoga • Mra, Joe McAdams; McCaskill • Mrs, Arthur Wim- mell and Hope • Oakbaven . Mrs. Gene Pendergraft. Mrs, Pick Watkins has been The count was 55 to 37, Mans fit Id said If the new cloture move : fails Monday, that will be the end. "Twice is enough," he told newsmen. "We will have exhausted every effort." But he later modified (hat by saying there would be no third attempt "unless unusual circumstances arise that I cannot foresee at this time," The open-housing measure has been offered as an amendment to an administration bill designed to provide Negroes and civil rights workers with federal protection against racial violence. So far Southern opponents and conservative Republicans allied with GOP Leader Everett M. Dirksen have blocked all efforts to bring the legislation to a vote. After defeat of the motion to table the open-housing amendment, Sen. Philip A. Hart, D. Mich., floor manager of the bill, appealed anew for a chance for the Senate to work its will. "All the parliamentarians laid end to end won't be able to explain to Americans why a majority of senators cannot do what they want to do," Hart told newsmen. But neither he nor anyone else claimed a two-thirds majority could be obtained Monday to put an end to the debate. Mansfield moved to table the administration's open-housing measure after saying that to pursue it further would "destroy the chance the Congress has for nam, the U,S, Command announced today, But monitors said Radio Hanoi was still on the air, The strike Wednesday against the station, which military spokesmen said has the most powerful transmitter in Southeast Asia, coincided with those other developments Indicating a sharp escalation In both the ground and air wars: — Air Force F105 Thunder- Chiefs attacked another target for the first time, a sprawling nlst holdouts, The Marines southwest of Hanoi, -The number of Americans killed In combat jumped to a record high for the war last,week, 543, and there were 2,547 wounded, 210 less than the record. It was a week of hard fighting in the Viet Cong's lunar new year offensive against South Vietnam's population centers. — Official U.S. sources disclosed that a new Communist rocketj designed and manufactured by the Chinese without any foreign help, has boon used in the war for thefirst time. —The same sources said elements of two Communist divisions are still menacing Saigon, and some enemy forces are poised within six miles of the capital city of nearly three million people. The sources also disclosed that Intelligence had detected heavy shipments of Communist arms coming In from Cambodia. —W|th U,SjMa«ne jets bombing In froWOt them tot priority effort to end the 23-day battle for Hue, Marine \Infantrymen pushed 150 yards through the fortressed Citadel and seized all of their assigned sector of the south wall. The Marines drove to within about 50 yards of the historic inner palace grounds. There they came under heavy fire from the inner Citadel, once the ornate home of 19th century Vietnamese emperors and now the command post for the Commu- military storage area 41 miles raised an American flag on the south wall facing the Perfume River. U.S. sources also disclosed that the North Vietnamese 324B Division had moved across the demilitarized zone to the area of Quang Trl City, key provincial capital 34 miles north of Hue. About 50,000 Communist troops were reported to be In or just on the fringes of South Vietnam's two northernmost provinces— Quang Trl and Thua Thlen. The attack on the Hanoi radio station apparently was Intended as a blow against Communist propaganda claims of great vie- See HANOI RADIO On the 40,d<30 Nbtth Surrounding Khe Sanh have closed their siefe ring so Ufhtly Ihst withdrawal or reinforcement of the U.S. Marine garrison would mean heavy casualties. A congressional panel urges steppcd-up U.S. military action in Vietnam amid indications talks between President John* son and U Thant produced no n«w peace moves. Sen. J.W. Fulbrtght says Congress was misled about the 1064 Gulf of Tonkin Incident, POLITICS , Richard M. Nixon's strategists say Gov. Ronald Reagan Is setting up it standby presidential campaign organization In case the former vice president's drive for the Republican nomination shoukl falter, NATIONAL A Delta Airliner with 108 persons aboard Is allowed to return to the United States. The Chlca* go-to-Mia ml plane was forced to fly to Cuba by an armed passenger who used a stewardess as a hostage to get to Havana, President Johnson, back at his Texas ranch, mny have a big federal job ready for a visitor, Henry Ford 11. The U.S, Naval Academy superintendent plans to recommend dismissal of 13 midshipmen on charges of smoking marijuana In their dormitory, WASHINGTON Senate Liberals who staved off an attempt to ditch open housing ^legislation also may have ditched the civil rights bill. The Pentagon, citing huge Egyptian plane losses in th%, Middle East war, presses Congress for permission to build new battle-resistant shelters for U.S. aircraft In Europe. Rocords Woro All In Crook SALT LAKE: CITY (AP) George SotcrppouloS told Salt Lak« City poUce Wednoodgy. tthat 11 stereo tape recordings, had been stolen from,his automobile. Soteropoulos added that unless the thief understood Greek, he was out of luck. Hoat on Itaro Typo Gambling ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police have put the heat on a rare type of gambling here. Officers said the betting game Is pegged on temperature readings. The arrest of 52-year-old Loo Wysocki Wednesday at a service station was the first of its type In five years. Detectives said they found five weather tickets In his pockets. Wontod Chango In Rogulatlons SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) Dean Clarence Kramer eald about 50 St. John's College students were trying to pull "some sort of power play" when they allowed women Into a men's dormitory on the campus here. School regulations prohibit women from entering men's dormitories, arid vice versa. Students want a change In these regulations. Page 2 All Around Yown By The Star Stiff the frontier had turned him an imposing figure, He stood 6 feet 2, weighed 175 pounds, had blue eyes, sandy hair, broad, sloping shoulders. He had built physical strength in bis body aod a will of Iron determination, all through his own choice of self-discipline, Although he was to meet temporary failure many times, be never ceased to persevere until he met with final victory. He simply dldo't know how to quit. It was tbe traits be had ac- qtu'rd as a teen-ager in the wilderness-^ patience, fortitude, tenacity^ that enabled him to win the long drawn out battle !§§ P-ogt Heart Fond for ty. Those who wish to make a contribution to the Arkansas Jtemorial Heart Fund may do so by mailing their contributions to Mrs, Dick Watkins, in care of the Cltisenj National Bank, Hope, Arkansas, Any and all contributions to the Memorial Heart Fund goes directly into tbe study and research program of tbe Heart Association, The neighborhood campaign for tbe local Heart Association will be conducted from February g? through 25. During these days tbe public will be contacted ifld asfced to contribute to this cause in an effort to aid study, research afl4 treatment of heart and allied diseases. Give-?? so more may live! sion." Candldato f «r Covornor NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) »C4is Wilson, 40, an unemployed Nortb Little Roclc carpenter, said Wednesday he plans to seek tbe Democratic nomination for governor this year, A native of Dura^s, WUson paid he would have no trouble getting tbe $1,500 filing fee, laying churches would be his biggest contributors toward campaign expenses. Wilson, saying be is the only man in the state who can defeat Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller, b4S been married three times pd bas six children. When Mrs. Esther Wood of Texarkana presents her piano pupils In a recital Saturday, February 24 at 3 p,m. In her home studio, Nancy Carol Ross of Me- Casklll will be one of those performing. . .The 13-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ross received a Superior rating last year at a District Festival held at Texarkana College, and she will appear In a Piano Festival in March at Henderson State College, Every ordinary taxpayer in Arkansas Is breathing a slgb of relief today. . . the Legislature adjourned. Joel B. Thompson, 533 South Elm, Hope, announces the establishment of a Rawleigh Household Products business In Nevada County. Football fans are discussing why tbe University of Arkansas didn't land any players from the undefeated Fort Smith tearn - • • truth, of the matter Is the Porker Mentors didn't offer any scholarship except to one, and what would have been Arkansas' first Negro football player signed out-of-state. On February 16 Thurman HW- Ung completed 20 years of service as Sewer Maintenance manager for the City of Hope, . . In that 20 years Mr. RWllng las seen many Improvements com- pleittl by the city Including a complete new disposal plant east of the city (In 1051) and an addition of five lilt stations. Briefly here the major hunt- Ing seasons set by the Game and Fish Commission Including the firearms deer season, Nov. 1116 and Dec. 9-14. . .archerydeer season Oct. 1 through Jan. 31 and the fall turkey gun hunt, Oct. 14-20 In the same areas open as those during tbe spring hunt of March 27 through April 6 and April 19-29. . . .turkey archery season runs from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31. , .squirrel, Oct. 1-Dfec. 31. . .quail, Dec. j-Feb. 15 and rabbit, Oct. I through February 15. . .thfe fur- baring season will open Nov. 20 and end March 15. 543 Killed in Week for Record High SAIGON (AP) - The number of Americans Wiled to the Vietnam war clifflMl to an all-tlma high of 543 last week, and 2,547 were wounded, the U.S, Command reported today. The toll was for tfteFeb. 11-IT 1 period, a time of bloody fighting 12 days after th« Communists launched their lunar new year offensive. In the weok that end* ed Feb. 3, 416 Americans were reported killed antf 2,787 wound*-' ed, while the weak after the report was 400 Americans kilted and 1,464'wounded, For the second week, the U.S; Command saW enemy and South Vietnamese casualty fig* tires were not. Available; In a separate report, however.- the South Vifltnamese command sakl 2,687 government troop* had been killed between the start of the enemy offensive 1 Jan, 30 and -1 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 2U while enemy casualties in that period were 37,518 killed in action and 8,047 captured, The new report raised U.S, casualties In the Vietnam war to: 18,239 killed In action. 112,469 wounded, but the command slid 52,641 of the wounded did not require hospttaltzatlon. The num-. bor of Americans missing or captured now totals 1,242, the, cotnmund said. More Snow Tonight, Friday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The U.S, Weather Bureau says Arkansas can expect mpro snow tonight awl Friday and perhaps; to lato afternoon In western Stcntm of the state, • The .Weather Bureau said hazardous driving warnings likely Wmkl be necessary over most of*hc state tonight and Friday. The Arkansas weather is under the influence of a cold high pressure system with one center this morning over southeast Missouri and another center In southern Canada north of Minnesota. The system brought cold temperatures to the state this morning. Headings over the state were In the teens and low 20s with a low of 13 recorded at Harrison. Walnut Ridge had a 14. Almost all sections of the state reported freezing precipitation In one form or another Wednesday, The heaviest snowfall appeared to be In Central and North Arkansas with one to throw Inches about average. Civ// Coses Are Heard in Circuit Court The following civil cases were tried this week in Hempstead Circuit: Arkansas State Highway Commission vs. J, A. Collier, jury trial with verdict for J. A, Collier for $2,700. This was a Complaint under the power of eminent domain for the acquisition of land for the Interstate 30 highway. E. M, McWUliams vs. B. 4 T. Transport Inc., jury trial wjth verdict for the defendant R. 4 T. Transport Inc. This was a Mrs. F. O, Middlebrooks, ad- ministratrix vs. Providential Life Insurance Co., a jury trial with an instructed verdict for the defendant, the Providential Life Insurance Co. The Sherwin-Williams Company vs. Herbert Smith d-b-a- Hope Welding and Manufacturing Co. Default judgement for plain* tiff for $203.33. Prescoit Feed Milt Inc. vs. Loyd Braden. Default Judgement for plaintiff for $108.73. U.M. 4 M. Credit Co, vs. Hope Lumber Manufacturing Co. inc. Judgement by default. Arkansas foundry Co. vs. Herbert Smith d-b-a- Hope WekU ing $ Manufacturing Co. Default Judgement (cr plaintiff. Court recessed urail next regular term April 1st.

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