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Our Daily Bread Sfiettf TWfl If Th« Editor Atet H. More Protection Needed for Crews of the Airlines I ncredible as it may be it seems that stealing a major jet airliner Is considerably easier than making off with less trickier vehicles such as a stage coach, bus, or train, : You read the latest develop* meftt on this page yesterday, A Delta DC-8 jet had just taken off with 109 persons on a flight from Miami to Chicago when a man entered the cockpit and ordered the pilots to head for Cuba, He •was In a position to enforce the arder for he had brought with him a stewardess and was hold- Ing a gun to her ear. The pilots obliged the gunman, altered course, and set the big ship down at Havana, The hijacker got off, and Cuban authorities permitted the DC-8 to fly back to the UJS. with Its passengers. For all Its drama this is 'dangerous business. Had the pilots resisted and gotten into a fight the DC-8 might well have ;gone down with all 109 aboard. •How can the traveling public be protected against such Insane : rlsk? Actually It's a matter of protecting the airline crews so they .In turn can protect the passengers. There is no ready answer, .'principally because in an airliner's pressurized cabin you can't resort to gunfire without .running the risk of rupturing the 'body of the ship—a known fact : on which the hijacker was trading. There Is ,an Informality about "airline travel which furthercom- :'pllcates the problem of projecting the crew from an ..occasional, haywire passenger. , Airline custom and procedure follow the tradltlon*of the sea. Justus a ship's captain may In- vtte.jpassengers to .inspect the bri'dfe *«:sOi*do airline- pilots at times permit passengers to"inspect a plane's cockpit. ' * • ' I got-such an" invitation "bnci' aboard,an old propeller 5.hip, a DC-7, flying on National- from New-Orleans to Tampa* Usually there Is a reason for the Invitation from the cockpit. A year earlier I had ,flown the same route with the same captain, and half an hour out of New Orleans we were ordered by the Coast Guard to leave course and strike out over the Gulf of Mexico to hunt for an old Venezuelan DC-4 which had reported she w?is on fire. We found the DC-4, but she had extinguished the fire and was limping back to New Orleans with two dead engines on the starboard side, I photographed the ailing airliner, dispatching the film to The Associated Press at New Orleans for processing and possible use. But it was Sunday, with only a skeleton crew at the AP office, and someone fouled up the development of the film, AP never used the pictures, but returned the damaged film and prints to me at Hope, ;And so a year later, flying with the same National captain, I was Iqvited to the cockpit to show the skipper the pictures he had never seen —for I had taken along the film and prints against this very possibility, My story illustrates how vulnerable all transport, whether surface or air, is to a potential hijacker. Strict identification of all passengers might be helpful* But the traveling public wouldn't like U. Fortunately the trans, port crews' chance of meeting up with a hijacker is probably one. in a million travelers, Cockrill Won't Oppos* Brltt LITTLE ROCK (AP>-House Speaker sterling R, Cockrill Jr, of Little Rock said Thursday that he had turned down two offers to FUfl for {ieutentant governor on the pemosratie ticket in regent weeks, - Cockrill said he would not op* pose Republican Lt, Gov, Mau« rice BrUt because of their VOUI-Hfi. M -10 Stlf 6! Hope, 1899, Press 192" Jiftuary 18, 1929 Printed by Offset te city if f$t ill * 8i««*tf twfert , FEBRUARY 23,1968 Associated Press & Audit Burtfto ^ ClrcuU(lon« Av, Ncl Circulation 6 mo*. «nlln* S«pt. 30, 196? -3,2"?! NICE Board Moves to Muzzle Murton LrfTLE'ROCK (AP) ~ tne Pine Bluff Commercial reported Thursday that the state Penitentiary Board has moved to tighten its control over Prison Supt, Thomas 0. Murton. According (o the newspaper article, Murton will no longer be allowed to undertake any basic Innovations at Cummins or Tusker Prison Farms without prior board approval. The article also says that the state Purchasing Department will receive no purchase orders from the penitentiary until they are approved by the board's chairman, John H, Haley of Little Rock. The Commercial reports that the board also decided that the prison would grow cucumbers and orka again this year and the inmates at the Women's Reformatory at Cummins would not be permitted to attend the inmate dances at Tucker in the future unless the law prohibiting such contact between male and female inmates Is altered. The Commercial said the board took the action at two secret board meetings the week of Feb. 12. Murton has said frequently that the rehabilitative value of "picking okra and pickles" is almost nil. Haley was quoted by the Commercial as saying that the board decided Feb. 14 to require Murton to submit proposed changes to , v the ' board before initiating them. "It was geneally agreed that the board had better assume a more active role In management that it has ever done be- Proposed $10 Billion Assault on Urban Ills Is Finding Support WASHINGTON (AP) - Key Democrats on Capitol Hill have pledged support for President Johnson's proposed $10,4 billion assault on urban ills, echoing his warning thai immediate action is needed if the nation's big cities are lobe revitalized, Chairman John J. Sparkman, D-Ala., of the Senate Banking Committee, which will handle the package of urban legislation Johnson proposed Thursday, said "there is no time to lose in rebuilding our cities." "Today's challenge Is an urgent one," said Sparkman, "We retreat or hesitate at our own peril." Calling the proposals a "prescription which could avoid the illness known as the death of our cities," Rep. Carl Albert, D-Okla., House Democratic floor leader, added: "This prescription may not guarantee that riots will never again occur in congested, deteriorated, segregated urban areas, but it does demonstrate that the nation cares about the future of the cities and the future of the people who inhabit mem." Albert suggested an argument sure to hit home with many blg-clly Congress members In this election year when he said anyone "who votes to cut or obstruct urban programs today must bear in his conscience the riots and disturbances of tomorrow." Jdhnson's program, unveiled at the Texas White House, embraces legislation in the fields of housing, antipoverty, transportation and riot Insurance. He called it an attack on "the crisis of the cities" and labeled its keystone a 10-year program of building 26 million new nous- fore," Haley'said. ;« Bfttey^said Murton's authority ing units through a govern . to ?jnake' changes was not the ment-privatekcp^rative, cost 'major*; topic of the-board's dis- sharing arrangement, cussloh. He said|the board'was principally concerned with'cer-* 1 tain purchases,''of food Items, fresh fruit for example" — in which the prison "appeared to possibly be\over spend Ing." Haley said cucumbers', and okra would be* grown because they produce high income. In other main points:,/ — Establishment of a congres- slonaliy chartered corporation to reinsure policies granted by private Insurance companies In so-called riot-prone areas. — Removal of the 6 per cent interest celling on mortgages, guaranteed by the Federal Dr. ^William P. 'Lytle of Housing Administration and the Clarksyllle, one of four men Veterans Administration. John- Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller ap-son said this would generate pointed to the board Jan. 14, more private purchasing of such said he didn't think the board mortgages, thus freeing more took any action that was indica- loan money for home buyers. This proposal drew opposition from Chairman Wright Patman, D-Texas, of the House Bank and Currency Committee, who said It "will work a tremendous . — handicap on low-income and Salt Lake County Assessor Earl moderate - income families M, Baker complained Thursday throughout the country," about an $800 budget cut enact- -Convert the federal-private ed by county commissioners. It Federal National Mortgage As- deletes provisions for armored sociatlon Into a fully privately car service. Although Profitable, Sex Symbols Seem to Grow Weary off Role tive of criticism of Murton. Armored Car Is Casualty SALT LAKE CITY (AP) ''To me personal goes beyond political pin,'* OockrttJ saij, %t» Gov s Prttt has been a longtime friend of mine,,, I hope "Footsie" B4U and 1 wfll be personal friends Jof a long. time to come, 11 Cockrill 'said one group want? e<3 him* to run on the ticket with former Gov, Orval F&ubus, H* said the other group that ap s proacfee<J did opt tell him who tiie gubernatorial candidate wouja; be, By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - Hollywood sex symbols almost always weary of being mere sex symbols, profitable though their jobs may be. After appearing oh some 400 magazine covers, Raquel Welch, who has received one of the biggest glamor girl build* ups since Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield, has reached this point, "Being thought of as nothing but a glamor girl is my biggest hate right now," said the shapely, brcwn*haired star, "U seems to be synonymous with being empty headed." Miss Welch's pert head is full of cajininess. With the skilled aid of her personal manager and second lujsfegnd, p^t Curtis, a former press agent, her c^ reer was launched. w|tfc all the methodical spontajieity w|tft which a new filter type ciga^ reite is intro4uce4, The onetime San Piego beauty queen in three years has wowe4 Europe, ma4e ntee movi.es, Sffli soon will appear with Frank Sinatra W ''Lady inCement," to l*er earlier pictures^-they range from "Fantastic Voyage" and "One MjUion Years B.C." to "Beda?zle4" and "Bandelet ro"-sshe has worked with such leading men as Mar cello Mastroianni, James Stewart ajjd Dean Martin. Naturally a girl who has done that no longer has to ride homo from the studio on a bus, "I'm well off," Raquel conceded, "But up to now my pictures have been more light* weight than profound. I'd like to change my image. "My reception heretofore has been based on glamor, physical appearance and comedy, Now I like to show I have other diroen* sions." The dimensions that have con* tributed largely to her present fame can be summarized; 3735 1 /?, draws a careful dis» tinction between her own success and that of Jayne Mansfield and Marilyn Monroe. "Jayne's build-up was bosom- oriented and Marilyn posed in tlie qude, which I tiave never done," she remarked carefully. "My bujldrup was*based on the fact I had a certain figure. J'm grateful for that buJW' because it was 3 launching for me. But it is not something personally satisfying or something I want to foster as the basis of my career." She has a deep sympathy for Marilyn Monroe, who she feels was destroyed by the conflict between her private woes and her career obligations. She is determined to avoid any such emotional disaster herself. owned corporation, Ihu* ridding it of government budget restrictions In providing a secondary market for mortgages. The over-all program Includes $2.18 billion for antipoverty projects; $1 billion for the model cities program; $362 million for housing; $750 million for urban renewal; $190 million for federal aid to mass transit systems and $85 million in federal grants for metropolitan planning and housing programs. It also calls for $2 billion for model cities for two years after the 1969 fiscal year beginning July 1; $2.14 billion for housing programs for four additional years; $1.4 billion for urban re* newal and $230 million for mass transportation to carry on each program one additional year, Chairman William A. Barrett, D-Pa., of the House housing subcommittee promised his panel would hold early hearings on the urban proposals and predicted overwhelming congressional support. Johnson's package was called "a fresh and imaginative approach" by Lloyd E. Clarke, president of the National Association of Home Builders. Arthur Stretch Announces for Representative Rep. Mills Controls Tax Panels SO, 000 Guards Hay B* Called Up to Bolster the Nation's Defense ARTHUR STRETCH Arthur Strech today authorized the Hope Star to announce his candidacy for the house of representatives from the 34th district of Arkansas (Hempstead County) subject to the Democrat primaries of July 30th, 1968. In making his announcement, Mr. Strech said, "In order that my many friends and supporters may know, and In answer to many inquiries from throughout Hempstead County, 1 feel It is timely to announce my candidacy now." "To the hundreds of workers who worked so diligently two years ago in my behalf for the same office, and to the nearly 2,500 voters who gave me their vote and confidence, may I say a very gracious "Thank You", I promised each of you at that time that we would begin then to lay the groundwork for a more successful campaign this summer, This we have done, We are now ready to finalize our efforts for the campaign ahead. Each of you will play a very vital role in carrying our story to the people of Hempstead County." "We want to inform the voters, for instance, that Arthur Strech will pledge to work in complete harmony with any governor of the people's choice we believe it is lieve it is essential that the leg. islative branch of our govern- roeni work in harmony with the executive branch for the good of all (he people of Arkansas." "It wilt be my intention, if elected as your representative, to make myself available to all the voters of Hempstead County to discuss with them nU matters of a legislative nature, J wouW plan, "'— any legislative session, to ray Hope office every Sat? morning to discyss pending legislation with interested individuals a«J groups from Hempstead County." "ta the weeks ahead I will make every effort to see each and every one of you and I in- yite each of you to contact me regarding any matter of concern that you may have." Arthur L. (Art) Strech By ED MONO Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson's proposed lax on American travel outside the Western Hemisphere has a big plus behind l( that his Income fax hike proposal lackst the support of Rep. Wilbur D, Mills. But the Arkansas Democrat and chairman of (be House and Means Committee— steers that tax-writing pan* el according to his own economic views and not necessarily the White House's—may exact a price for his support the administration finds steep. i Mills has lotd associates there It no chance of corrallng the House votes to pass a foreign travel bill unless it contains Some attractions for members worried about competition that imports pose for products of their districts. The push in Congress for quotas on imports or other similar devices worries the advocates of International trade with minimum restrictions. This has been the.proclaimed goal of U.S. policy from the days of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Cordel Hull. Today tariffs have been bargained down until they are relatively Insignificant and the United States was believed ready to tackle next the nontarlff barriers to trade— quotas, border taxes, export subsidies and the like. But the chronic U.S. deficit in international payments has strengthened the hand of those advocating protection of U.S. Industries in (He domestic market. This Is (true even though the United States has maintained a over import?, defjdt resulted rr,' such as tour- spending^ invQS(ment > abroad '*and government military and aid outlays; / / The administration has promised recommendations to Improve the U.S. trade surpluses part of the larger program, for See R&P. MILLS (on page two) Sfofe Prison Burfgef Has Increased LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Leg- islatlve auditors reported Thursday that the budget for tho state prison system had increased almost $500,000 in the 1967-68 fiscal year compared to the previous fiscal year. The Increase In spending coincides with Gov, Winthrop Rockefeller's move to replace armed trusty convicts with paid "free world" guards. The legislative Joint Auditing Committee auditors said Thursday that there were 33 paid em- ployes at Cummins Prison Farm and six at Tucker Prison Farm at the start of 1967, The auditors said that last month there were 66 employes at Cum* mins and 33 at Tucker, The penitentiary payroll In .fiscal 196&47 was $167,100,The 1967 legislature provided a salary budget of $645,850 for the current year and the samo amount for fiscal 1069, Heavy Snow Forecast Wrong By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The heavy snow forecast tor Arkansas Thursday failed to materialize although some light snow fell this morning in south* ern portions of the state. Little relief Is seen from the cold weather that is gripping •;h.e state and temperatures tor the next five days are expected to average four to 10 degrees below normal. Skies are expected to re mala partly cloudy through Saturday and no precipitation is forecast,, High temperatures Thursday ranged from 37 at EJ Dorado to 25 at LUtle Rock, Overnight lows ranged from 13 at Calico Rock and 17 at bbatesville to 30 at Texaritana, There w?s no rainfall report* ed, for the 24shour period ending 9t 6 a,,m, today, WASHINGTON (AP) - About 50,000 National Guardsmen a IT) Marine reserves would be called wp under a plan tentatively proposed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to bridge & Vietnam war- caused homo forces manpower jap. But in sketching details of the JCS plan, sources sakl Thursday night U is only one of a number of options being considered to reinforce U.S.-based forces depleted by the war's needs for troops, The sources said the JCS proposal—which also calls for put(Ing on alert another 130,000 or so reservists for possible later CAllup—may differ from proposals by the Army and the other services for solving the problem. National Guard sources said they anticipated a call-up of up to 90,000 Guardsmen and reservists, but other sources discounted such an estimate as premature. Word of the JCS proposal See 50^000 Guards page two) (on April Draft of 48,000 Is Ordered The WASHINGTON (AP) Pentagon today ordered the good condition" after drafting of 48,000 men in April, cancer operation.' AP News Digest VIETNAM Communist gunners hit Khc Snnh with the heaviest shelling In two weeks. South Vietnamese battle the Communists In Hue. The joint chiefs of staff con- skier calling up 50,000 National Guardsmen and reservists to bolster homo forces depleted by Vietnam war demands. WASHINGTON Key congressional Democrats pledge suppotl for President Johnson's proposed $10 billion assault on urban Ills, Navy engineers study a possible new missile that could be fired while floating upright on the ocean's surface. Scientists say some plantsand insects suffer under space flight conditions but others appear to thrive on it. POLITICS Republican lenders say Son. Thruston B. Morton may announce plans to retire from Congress. Richard M. Nixon's six points seem to register in speeches tailored for New Hampshire and Wisconsin campaign audiences. NATIONAL Tho copper strike poses election year problems for President Johnson and his labor allies as AFL-CIO unions threaten to boycott copper Imports. Doctors report Gov. Lurleen Wallace of Alabama Is In "quite her third the highest such monthly call in nearly 2'/ a years. The April ctll will provide about 4,000 men for the Ma- rlnes, the first time In about two years that the Corps has drawn on the draft, : . The^lher .44.000 to b* in-Jact- >t ed will serve in the,* f.tjny.' Democratic Mc*t Called LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Leon B. Catlett of Little Rock, the Democratic state chairman, has called a meeting of the Democratic State Committee 'for March 4 at Little Rock. Catlett said, In a letter mailed Thursday to committee members, that the meeting wag for the purpose of "calling the 1968 primaries, filling existing vacancies on the State Committee ... and for transacting any other business that may come before It." Hazarenes to Hear Young Preacher Rev. Charles Garrett, sixteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W, E. Garrett, of Little Rock will preach at the Hope Church of the Nazarene, Sunday, February 25, 1968. Sunday Schools begin at 9:45 a.m. and the evening worship service at 7i30 p./n, A "Slngsplration" will be held at' the church Saturday night at 7:30 p.m., the public is Invltwl to attend. Negro organizations mark the 100th birthday of Dr, William E. B. DuBols, a leader in the civil rights drive. The city tore down the "fort" belonging; to Billy George, 10, a cerebral palAjr victim. When th« anayor heard/about; it, he built a new.one for Billy. Legion and Auxiliary in Dinner Meet The American Legion and its Auxiliary, Post 12, observed Americanism Month at a dinner meet earlier this week at the WOW Hall. Post Commanier Robert Cox presided. l/nlt President Mrs. E. F. Formby Introduced American- Ism Chairman, Mrs. Frank King who Introduced guest speaker, Jim Pruden. Mr. Pruden stressed the responsibility of the Individual's participation to his community, state and nation in service for God and Country. Both groups held business meetings following the speaking. Police Got Them Help WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — When six locked autoe, illegally parked, blocked a railroad freight line, police knew where to get quick help—the nearby Luzerne County prison. An inmate used a fine wire to open the doors, and police released the brakes anrt pushed the cars off the right of way. All Around Town By The Star Stiff Petitions are now being circu- Dorado, McNeil, Waldo, Texar- lated in Prescott to call a special kana, Stamps, Stephens and election for a change to the city Lewjsville , , , By«rs Is a 1963 manager form of government,,, actually enough voters have aj. ready signed the petitions but a meeting has been called (or March 7 at which time the management form of rule Mil be explained and all Interested per. sons who haven't signed petitions w(il be given a chance to do so,,, Hope was the first city In Arkan. sas to change to the management form of fovernment, Now a tot of folks won't be* lieve that some 6,003 persons visited Millwood take last week alone and you can just bet all of them were fishing,,, those who don't fish wouldn't understands^ those who do were probably there, Howard Byers, Hope senior history major »t Southern State College, is d)ing his student • teaching this semester at Magnolia Senior High School, ., some 75 education majors are student teaching this semester i& 23 elementary schools ia Cfrndtn, £i graduate of Hope High School he attended Temkana College before transferring to Southern State , , , he is the son of Mrs, Rachel Byers of Hope, Miss Earline Jester, daugh* ter of Mr, and Mrs, Earl Jester of McCasklll, was one of 23 Harding College students in« ducted recently into Alpha Chi, a national honor scholastic so* ciety , , , she Is a senior bto> logy major, member of Beta Tau Gamma social club, Student National Education Association and BJson Boosters Pep club and is active la intramural sports , , , she is i graduate of Bievlns High School, A limited number of vacancies exist u> the two-credit coo* Spanish class offered by the evening division of Texarkana College, , , interested persons roust register prior to the first class meeting iUted for February 29, More Troops Thrown Into Fight for Hue By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - North Vietnamese throw *a new battalion of troops at Hue's Citadel Thursday and on another front sent their heaviest artillery Mr* rago in two weeks thundering down on the U.& Marine combat base at Khe Sanh, Military spokesman said the Communist battalion of perhaps 500 men stormed the northwest wall of the I'A-mUs-stiuareClU- dol in Hue in an attempt to reinforce the besieged Communist troops Inside the fortress. South Vietnamese officers in Da Nang aald government forces counterattacked and drove the enemy off killing 22$ Communist troops. They said South Vietnamese casualties wore light. With the battle for Hue In Its 24th day, U.S. military spotfos- men said the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong are "very desperately trying to reltiforc*" the Citadel, where an estimated 350 or more Red troops hold part of the southern wall and the adjoining pnlaco compound where Vietnam's emperorsIIv«d in the 10th century, The U.S, spokesman said the government troops were reacting quickly and effectively and killed another UO enemy troops in a series of stk lesser dashes most of them holdouts or infiltrators in the northwest section of the fortress. Government casualties again were termed light. Vietnam Press, the government nows ageccccc reported that two companies of South Vietnamese marines captorcd^' one gate of the Infltr waited" palace Just Inside the outer «0juih j. *,adU*. - 'Jhe> Communist- command pygrla reported to be inside the Inner palace grounds. UA Marines reported killing 21 Communist troops In clashes Thursday as they secured the east wall of the Citadel, But AP correspondent George McArthur reported from Hue that the Communists In strength still held the east bank of a canal running parallel to the east wall. Just to the north and west of Hue, more than 1,000 U.S. air . cavalrymen and paratroopers wore fighting a running battle to block Communist reinforcements and supplies headed for Hue. The UA Command reported that the American force had killed 1G3 enemy troops In the past two days and captured 92 gas masks apparently consigned to tho Communist forces In Hue, where the Marines have been UHlng tear gas on enemy positions. Twelve Americans were reported hilled and 137 woundod In these operations. Masons Told About Father of Country "George Washington was the only man ever to have served as President of the l/nlted States ami Worshipful Master of his Masonic Lodge at the same time," saw the Rev, A, D, Livingston, pastor of th* 5th Avenue Baptist Church of Ptae Bluff, when he brought the message to those attending the George Wash* ington Birthday Dinner at the Whitfield Masonic Lodge on Thursday, February 22, He told the gathering of Masons, their wives, and guests that the reason Washington was a great Mason, a great soldier, a great President, and a great Christian was because o! (!) bis love and devotion to the Go4 of the Universe, (2) his love for this great country, and (3) his Iqve for others, to conclusion, U was pointed out that Washington be, Hevfed in living so that men could rave faith, trust, and belief In Ms word, Toe speaker *as introduced by Hobart Shirley, after Mrs, Gene Jlnas had introduced the offU cers of the Eastern Star and Or, Phillip Uami* had introduced th« officers of the Masonic Lodge, Numerous guests were also recognized. Earlier lo the event tog<i approximately 100 were served a delicious supper by members of the Eastern Star,

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