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Tin tragedy of Man: He starts off with a Country - md winds up with a Government! Our Daily tread SHc*d Thtfl by m tdrtof Ata. N. Wuhbuffl Martin Report; "30" Background for 2 Dissenters J oe David Key, son of Mr, and Mrs. Charles W. Key, Washington highway, reported the arrival of two pur« pie martins Monday, Feb. 26. Your editor's birds haven't gotten here yet and aren't expected before mid^March. There Is no fixed schedule on the migration of martins between South America and the U, S, But martins do return to the same boxes each year, so the record of any particular box will follow the flight schedule of Us particular birds. Young Mr. Key's box belongs to the "February Martins," while my family favors the March tribe. One last caution: fie sure your martins get a fair break when they do arrive. If sparrows hang around the box take it down promptly and clean out sparrow nests and young. You can do this after the martins arrive, tor they don't nest immediately. But If sparrows are permitted to occupy the box then the martins will go elsewhere— due .to some chivalrous code of the homeowners league of birds. You have read in this column the dissent of two others editors from our criticism of the use of the figure 30 as an end mark for newspaper copy. Our piece appeared Jan. 25, was circulated South-wide by the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association, drawing retorts from Editor Sylvan Meyer of the Gainesville (Ga.) Daily Times, reprinted here jFeb. 14; and from Editor Harry! Provence of the Waco (Texas) Times-Herald, which we reprinted yesterday. Neither of them questioned our historical accuracy, merely bemoaning the passing of what they fancy to be a "romantic feather - In thej newspaper cap. '" Hope Printed by Offset City S*i*cffoffit ind t VOL 69-Ko. 115-8 P*ft4 Star of Hope, 1899, Press 192? C«fiselidit«d January 18, 1929 ftOK, AWUHSAS, , rtMOAW 27, IfcfnteH Awadafd Pr«i» * Audit 8trr«t«r al Circulation* Av. Net Circulation 8 mo*, trital S«pt» 30,1961 - fettert of ft? «m *Il«ir jew NICE M Tribute to tat* Teacher — Shipley Studio photo L to R, back rows Mrs. David Peters, David Huddle ston, Vlckl Reeves, Cathy Fettd, Jeane Pruden, Mary Nell Williams; front row, Kitty Reeves and Butch Reeves. t said newspapers used to steal Hheir wire news from the 1 railroad telegraph, and In the process picked up the railroad telegraphers' "30" signal as the end mark for an item. But later on the newspapers set up their own wire services^ The Associated Press and United Press International. ' There was no more pirating of news, and "30" was toboo as an unpleasant reminder that piracy ever had existed. My remarks of Jan. 25 were merely a memory transcription of what I heard in a news lecture at the Pulitzer School of Journalism, Columbia University, in 1921-22. The professor was the late Charles Cooper, for many years night managing editor of the old New York Herald- Tribune. He lived and worked in the days before there was an Associated Press or United Press International—so it is to be presumed he knew what he was talking about. Obviously we have a professional dislike for the use of .'•'30,'» reminding this enlightened iday that there was robbery in "our distant past. Romantic, "30" may be. ," So was Jesse James supposed 'to be romantic. But you wouldn't -expect a banker to buy the Idea, ." Nor expect today's newspapers Ito glorify something that reflects on their professional past, North Korea Claims Fish Fleet Worried TOKYO (AP) - North Korea claimed today that U,s, spy ships "recently" mingled with -South Korean fishing boats and violated Communist territorial ' waters. The North Korean. Centra} News Agency did not say if the alleged violations occurred, before or after the North Koreans seized the USS Pueblo on Jan. S3- The Communist agency said: "Only recently, the U.S. imperialist aggressors forcibly drove South Korean fishing boats into the coastal waters of the north- era naif of the republic, infiltrating armed spy ships mingled wjtn them to perpetrate hostile acts." The broadcast said several of the fishing boats were wrecked by a storm, but the crews were rescued by Compunjst patrol boats. It said the fishermen were treated in North Korea, allowed to return home. Democrats to Change Party Rule LITTLE ROCK (AP)— A special committee named to rewrite state Democratic party rules has proposed some sweeping changes, most of which are designed to tighten the reins on party members. The changes, if approved at the state Democratic Convention next fall, would discourage the formation of groups such as the 1966 Democrats' for Itocke- er and bat* patty defectors m seeking a Democratic nomination for office. ' < The committee was formed in March 1967 by state Democratic party Chairman Leon Catlett! It is to report its work Monday at a meeting of the Democratic State Committee. Most of the changes were expected to be opposed by Jim Johnson, the 1966 Democratic gubernatorial nominee. One, for instance, would require support of the party's national ticket. Johnson defected to Republican Barry Gold water in 1964, and this year is heading the drive to qualify George Wallace's American Independent party for Arkansas' general election ballot. He has justified both on grounds that the party rules now require no party loyalty except on the state level. Democratic primary candidates would be required to pledge that they had not "within the past two years voted for See DEMOCRATS (on page three) In honor of Mrs. Homer (Vera) dleston, Reeves an American flag was named; presented to Mrs. David Peters' first grade class at the Beryl Henry Elementary School on Thursday, February 22 by Mrs. Joe Jones on behalf of the junior members of Leslie Hud« dleston Unit 12, American Legion Auxiliary. for whom Post 12 was Vicki, Kitty, and Butch Reeves, grandchildren of the late Mrs, Reevesj Cathy Felld, junior chairman of the Auxiliary; Jeane Pruden, sergeant«at-arms; Mary Pruden, serjeant-at-arms; Mary Nell Williams, chaplain. Others present for the ceremony werev Mrs. Bobby Whit* Biljions for ; (tiling Lands Urged by LBJ By OVfl) A. MARTIN AP Farm Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Presl- dent Johnson urged Congress today to make permanent the backbone of his farm-aid pro* gram—authority to pay farmers billions of dollars annually for Idling land not needed for crops. He predicted sharp declines in crop prices if the program Isn't extended. The program, highly controversial In Congress and among farm groups, Is likely to become a major farm issue In this year's presidential election campaign. v Voted by Congress in 1W55 for a five-year trial, It is scheduled to expire next year. Payments have been running in excess of $3 billion a year under so-called supply and price- stabilization programs for wheat, feed grains, cotton and I wool. • ''.".-' ' '•.. * This big money measure was part of a seven-point farm and rural-areas aid program the President placed before Con- Thinks II* §• Creating Mere Viet Cong Than We Are Destroying By LEWIS GULtCK Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Tf» United States U "cresting more Viet Cong than w« are destroying," says Arthur Z, Gardiner, former director of the American foreign atd agency in Saigon who now heads a federally* backed organisation operating there* Saying he was expressing his personal views, Gardiner told an Interviewer the United States should try hard for a peace settlement and pull Its forces out of Vietnam. He said such an approach would save American lives because "we are going down now on a course that has no ending whatsoever." "Unless we do something different. We are going to be hopelessly bogged down in a major WR to Fill Some Key Positions Participating iri the occasslon marsh^Mcbool 'principal; Mrs., were; Mrs. David Peters, teach- Joe Jones, Mrs. Olin Reeves^, er; David Huddleston, great ne- Mrs. Ben Cdmlasto'n, and Mrs, phew of the late Leslie Hud-Marcelette Mann. / Big Jobless Rate in • Metropolian Areas, ' Mostly Among Negroes J By SID HURDBURT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The government says nearly one- third of job-age nonwhite youths — the vast bulk of them Negroes — are unemployed in the nation's 20 largest metropolitan areas. A newly completed Bureau of Labor Statistics breakdown on unemployment shows the jobless rate for all potential nonwhite workers is at least triple that of whites in six of the cities. It says 32.7 per cent of nonwhites aged 16 to 19 were without work—compared with an 11 per cent jobless rate for white teen-agers in the same 20 metropolitan areas. The report, based on unemployment last year but believed to accurately reflect current urban employment patterns, appears certain to generate concern as the nation's big cities face another summer of predicted racial violence. In the St. Louis metropolitan area, the over-all nonwhite unemployment was more than gress in a special farm mes sage. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov. Other main points of the pro- Winthrop Rockefeller indicated gram included! Monday he would name a new — A three-year extension of state Police director and fill the Food for Freedom program, other key positions before leav- under which this country pro- ing late Wednesday to attend vides food-production know-how the National Governors Confer- to developiii countries. ence at Washington. —A congressional study of Rockefeller also said he hoped ways to give farmers greater to appoint a commissioner of power to bargain for prices. corrections and members of the — Establishment pf a "nation- new Pardon and Parole Board, al food bank" under which re- State Police Director Col. serves of wheat, feed grains and Carl L. Miller has announced soybeans would be stored for he will resign no later than income qif the city dwellers costs -March 1. Rockefeller has al- are rising, and he is trapped In ready appointed Maj. Kenneth a vlciouji price-cost squeeze." McKee, head of the highway pa wmerigendies. Such legislation fotfr times the white rate. *• *a« rlisolnmendod last yjpar, ^ H - No•* city«by-city breakdown <w— .Increasing the outlay for the foodrstamp program, which helps feed the poor, from $225 million to $245 million a year. —Expansion of such programs as loan and grant assistance to small farmers, —Development of better federal programs in job training for the rural unemployed and underemployed. land war in Asia which our mill* (*ry leaders hftre said wt should avoid at all costs," Gardiner, chief of the U.& Agency for tntarnalionai Development mission In Saigon In 19S&42, receives a heavy flow of grass-roots reports from South Vietnam In his current post as executive director of tatern«« Uonal Voluntary Services 0VS), 1VS Is a private nonprofit or- ganisation which bflfw sending' youthful volunteers to South Vietnam for development work a decade ago. Their activities In the cities and countryside- similar to those of the Peace Corps, whiah has no unit In Vietnam- are financed by the Washington and Saigon governments. In the wake of the Communist Tot onslaught, some of the 155 See THINKS U.S. (on page three) AP News Digest VIETNAM The appearance of three Communist armored vehicles 50 miles from Saigon raises the possibility of a new enemy buildup along the Cambodian border. Chairman Richard B, Russell of the Senate Armed Services Committee says the American military position at Khe Sanh "may bo difficult to defend," The United States ts "creating more Viet Cong than wo are destroying," says Arthur 2. Gardiner^ former director of the American aid agency In Vietnam who now heads a federally-backed organization there. Chairman John E. Moss of the House government information subcommittee says he's Invest! Cong Tanks in 50 Miles of Saigon By GEORGE ESPKH Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - Communist tanks were reported Monday night flnly 50 mites northwest of Saigon in their deepest penetration of South Vietnam, South Vietnamese military headquarters said a force of el' villan irregulars and their U.S. Special forces advisers came on a column of three tanks and a half-tracked armored person* net carrier near the Cambodian border. The U,S. Command identified the vehicles only as "armored vehicles of an unspecified type" accompanied by an estimated battalion— about 400 men—of enemy troops. The appearance of Communist armored forces in the area and so far south raised the possibility of a menacing newene- my buildup along the Cambodian border. Previously the prssende of enemy tanks n»s been confirmed only In the northwest corner of the country, near the CONG TANKS on Page Two Warns About Dumping on Public Roads Murders Are Easier to Solve Than Auto Thefts, Police Find By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - Jumping to conclusions: Car thieves cause more trouble to police departments than murderers. There are more of them and they are harder to catch. Murders are generally crimes of passion, and such crimes are usually easier to solve than those committed for money, One of the puzzling things about having a mini skirted teen-age daughter today is that when she leaves the house you never can be sure by the way she's dressed whether she's going ice skating, to a ballet lesson* or to a school dance. Many people can successfully write down the names of the 50 states in 10 minutes or less. But yoq can usually win money by betting any middleTaged man that in the same length of time he can't remember bis social security number, his auto license number, his ?ip code number, anjj the old home telephone number of the last girl he dated before he married his wife. Aside from its over exploitation of sex, Hollywood's worst habit is the making of those wiiUy color epics so long that they have to have an Intermission. Why pay an e*tra buck or so at the box office to see such a film when five years from now you can see it for nothing on television^ and enjoy 12 or 15 Intermissions? You know you're in Greenwich Village when you see a girl in blue slacks walking down the street carrying a sack of groceries in one hand and a peacock feather in the other, It gives more o( a feeling of life to browse in an oldfashloned pawnshop than in a modern art gallery. Tlwre is no better place to sense the wistful wear and tear of this world, the forlorn battering of its dreams, than in a pawnshop unless it be an unkempt and abandoned cemetery. if I couM be any age I wanted and live wherever I ehpse, I'd like at the moment to be 30 and live in an apartment jn Lpndon with Julie Christie as a neighbor on one side, Julie Aadrews on the other, ajgfl Audrey Hepburn was provided on teenage unemployment by race. The figures on total unemployment varied widely from area to area. ' In Detroit, Pittsburgh and SU Louis, more than 10 per cent of the nonwhites in the work force were unemployed. In Washington, only 3.2 per cent of the, nonwhites in the work force were unemployed. Of the 20 areas Included in the study, Los Angeles-Long Beach had the highest unemployment rate among white persons, 5.3 per cent. Washington had the lowest jobless rate among white persons, 2.0 per cent. In St. Louis, the area with the greatest disparity between white and nonwhite unemployment, the white jobless rate was 2.9 per cent, the nonwhite rate 12.3 percent. Nonwhite unemployment was at least three times that of white persons In Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Baltimore as well as St. Louis. Nonwhite unemployment rates were between two and three times that of whites in four areas; Philadelphia, San Francisco-Oakland, Newark and Houston. Of the areas tor which com* paratlve figures were provided, only New York, Los Angeles. Long Beach and Washington had nonwhite jobless rates less than double the white rates. Cloudy Skies, Showers Expected By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A weak high pressure system moving southward through Kan* sas today is expected to bring cloudy skies with i threat of sljowers in Arkansas through . Thursday, The U,S, Weatfter Bureau said a weak an<| fasUmoving cool front had passed through the state, bringing light scattered showers and leaving the possi* bijity of more rain. Rainfall reported around the state in the 2-Miour period endt Ing at 6 a.m, today included ,02 inches at Fayetteyille and ,03 at Harrison with traces at Walt as the tenant in the apartment nut Ridge, Little Rock, Pine across tne nail, One way to tell whether a (on page three) Biall and Blytneville. Low temperatures re-ported around the state this morning ranged from & degrees at Fay» Stteviile to 37 at Pine Bluff. WR losing Patience With Murfon LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller said today he Is losing patience with Prison Supt. Thomas 0. Murton and that no one In the administration knew that Murton was making a trip to Berkeley, Calif. Murton told newsmen on the West Coast that the prison system In Arkansas Is being cleaned up but he also said that slavery wasn't abolished in 1865, it just was moved into the prisons. "For him to go afield and seek out additional critical publicity of the situation that we are trying night and day to correct in Arkansas, I think not only Is Inappropriate but is embarrassing to the administration," Rockefeller said. The governor was asked if he plans to rebuke Murton when he returns to Arkansas, and Rockefeller replied, "I certainly do," Rockefeller was then asked if this means Murton may not have the job much longer. He said this was up to the Prison Board, but he added, "I made U clear some time back that I did not see any purpose in our continuing to make a sideshow of the prison farm situation. We have got investigations going on, Let them complete their work and make their reports," Rockefeller said he was "getting to the end of (his) patience with this constant fanning of the publicity about a situation that is in the hands of the proper law enforcement people," Bicycle Mini If Broken ST. LOUIS (AP) - James Schmidt, 60, of St. Louis, has been sentenced to 60 days in the city workhouse for buying and receiving stolen bicycles. Detectives testified in a trial Monday that Schmidt operated a stolen bicycle ring with 11 juveniles as ac«>m;'liees. trol, to serve as actlngdlrector. The governor'.did not elab> orate on > a statement ..that he Wanted to appoint the State Police director before leaving the city "for a variety of reasons." Rockefeller said he didn't think recent gambling raids in Hot Springs were of any particular significance in his decision. Miller ordered the raids. Rockefeller said he was considering five or six persons for the three positions on the Board of Pardons and Paroles. The Department of Corrections was created by the recent session of the legislature. The legislation also requires Die naming of a commissioner of corrections. Rockefeller indicated that one of the persons he was considering appointing to the board was a Negro, Rockefeller said he felt the quicker the appointments could be made the better it woukl be. "I can assure you I'll be devoting a good deal of my time to it," the governor said. Rockefeller also said he felt that Frank Whitbeck, the Little Rock Insurance man who has See W.R. to Fill Throughout the past several, months Judge Finis Odom has received numerous calls from, citizens throughout Hempstead County complaining of trash and carcass's of dead animals and fowl having been dumped upon the public roads of Hempstead Conn- gating new U.S. restrictions on ty and their right-of-ways. Vietnam war news, On one recent occasion in par- 1 WASHINGTON MMusiry to f send County "Differences vmont members' of the President's commission, on civil disorders still exist as the panel pushes toward completion of its report on last summer's riots. The government says nearly one-third of all nonwhite teen-a- gers in the nation's 20 largest cities arc unemployed. NATIONAL Pressure for a special legislative session on education increases In Florida as the teach- ers'strike continues. Voters in 12 southwest Mississippi counties cast ballots in a special congressional election today. The seven-man field Includes Charles Evers, a Negro civil rights leader. With Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley in charge, Illinois Democrats work on their state ticket, INTERNATIONAL Members of the House of Commons prepare to vote to stem the flood of Asians entering Britain from Kenya. An Egyptian spokesman rejects Israel's offer of negotiations under U,N, auspices. (on page three) All Around Town By The Star Staff The appointment of James S, Tate to the position of Install, ment Loan Officer at Bossier Bank and Trust Co, has been announced by Bank Chairman Charles H. Birdy, . ,Tate is a native of Hope, Ark. where he graduated from M^i sr'pol, . , he holds a B. S. Degree In Business Administration from the University of Arkansas where he has done post graduate work,,, prior to joining the Bossier Bank he was credit manager for sales financing subsidiary of a major automotive manufacturer,, .Mr, Tate is the son of Mr, and Mrs, W, L, Tate of Hope and his wife is the former Sue Ellen Wood of Texarkana, , ,they have one son. The Girl's Basketball tearnso/ Laneburg are sponsoring the "Rainbow Melodies" of Patroos in a benefit program at 7:30 Friday night in the school audi* torium, , , refreshments will be served, , ^advance prices are 25 and 50 cents and door prices are 35 and 15 cents. Campus enrollment at the Un< iversity of Arkansas for the spring semester has reached a record oign of 9 t 639,. ,in ad* ditlon some 586 persons have registered for graduate and undergraduate work at the University graduate center at Little flock, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission announces deer hunting will be confined to two periods this year with the first hunt scheduled November 11*16 and the other December 9*14, , ,tbe snort or bonus hunt which was held during the Thanksgiving hoi. Way }«st year, will be omitted In 1968, There's no doubt about the best girls basketball teams in tne StJte are from our M#« -v-=a,,, A.'ihdown edged Hope for Uw State A title while Bradley won tne State Class B title, , .certainly no other section can boast three such fha teams, Mrs, Ayleoe lUuWft *fl4 Mrs, Elsie Hucktbee, Instructors »t Bed River Vocation^ Technical School, ind Mrs, Vivian Powell and Mrs, Mary NeU Turner, teachers at Hope High School, attended District iV easiness Ed- ucatlon meetifl| on Uta Mender sea State College campius Sjtujrdjiy,,, Mrs, HucJ&bee was \ member of a panel which discussed federally reinforced programs. dispose of dead chickens which had been dumped along the public right-of-ways. Not only does the depositing of offensive matter on roads and private property of another create health hazards, it is also a violation of the laws of this State. So that the public may bo Informed as to the law concerning these violations the statutes governing s.tnru nre set out below and reads as follows, to-wtt: 41-4207. Dumping garbage or offensive matter on highways, private or public property prohibited*- U shall be unlawful to place, deposit, or dump, or cause to be placed, deposited or dumped, any garbage, swill, cans, bottles, animal, offal, trash, or rubbish, or any noisome, nauseous or offensive matter in or upon any public or private highway or road, including any portion of the right-of-way thereof; or In or upon any private property Into or upon which the public la admitted by easement or license, or any private property without the consent of the owner, or in or upon any public park or ; other public property other than the property designated or set aside for such pur* pose by toe governing board or body having char get hereof, No portion of this see* tloo shall be construed to restrict a private owner in the" ue of his own private pro-. «rty, 41-4208, Collection of fines,-* A writ of attachment may oe Issued against any vehicle used in violating the provisions of this Aq{ (ss4l» 42<y?~4U209) for the co»« lection of any fine assessed hereunder, 4M209, Penalty tor dumping garbage or ofv fensive matter,- Any per* son, firm or corporation yft elating the pro visions of §ec» tion one (4M2Q7) ofHOf Act shaJl be guilty of a m|W demeanor and subject to a floe of not less (ban one hundred (?100) dollars and not more than two hundred (|200) dollars, Any person having knowledge of any persoq *V «! ig this law b urged to report it to Judge Odom or to Ift* Prosecuting Attorney's Ctffie*, An ail ouf ef« fort is being ma4e to eliminate such baiards in4 VQUJ and cooperation ia this matter urgently

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