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•:*•• The tragedy of Man; He starts off with t Country - ind winds up with i Government! Our Daily Bread Star Printed WM«i &ffftfiiad* - Situfdiy Ntof* Of iffif i mtttot tflt <f*tivtf pipif, >>* Sliced Thifl Alii. N Inconvenient Time (or Applause: Martin Report V alid criticism is good iny did time, bat applause miy come at a moment that is disconaertiflfc this truth wts driven home to me by an fcrtl* cle ifl the February Issue of American Press, graphic arts magazine of Chicago, praising the Star tor outstanding four* color printing. >* But the applause catches us in the middle of trouble, For the last two weeks we have been working on a process color run, finally scheduled for publication yesterday— but again postponed* It's a page of leaping porpoises which your editor photographed In Kodachrome at Florida's Marineland water show a few years back. Obviously the porpoises are better hands at Jumping than we are in meeting the technical problems of getting the show Into print. The fact that we produced 12 process color shows in 1967 doesn't mean a thing in tech* nology. Like they say about a Hollywood actress, you're no better than the picture you are working on today. We'll eventually whip our trouble— but the Imponderable is "When?" The applause in the February American Press came from Dorsey Biggs, famous Atlanta (Ga.) printing authority, who writes th« "Newspaper Production" column for the Chicago monthly. A newspaper publisher freshly converted to offset printing writes Mr. Biggs: "We are shooting for -process color. Are there any papers under 5,000 circulation using full color?" In 13 months of 1966-67 ; Hope Star went from letterpress printing on an old flatbed press to offset on a high-speed rotary press and four-color work with a Berkey color separator, the first ' 8x10 model bought by an Aineri- t can newspaper.^ Mr. Biggs tells 'our story In detail with' gusto. Thanks, Mr. Biggs. .Now we'll get out that 13th color show if it kills us ... We seem to have been elected the official reporter for purple martins arriving home on the Spring migration from South America. This morning's report: Mrs. 0. F. Lloyd of Old Hig£" way 67 (Hope Route Four) says three martins are campingouton her TV antenna— and singing! Her birds are early. Last year they didn't arrive until March 17. At my martin houses it is still no dice. 1 have never had an arrival before March, usually around the middle of the monlh. Repeating our earlier caution: Don't forget to clean out your boxes to eliminate sparrows and their nests. You should do this immediately when the martins appear. They won't run the sparrows out. If you don't do the job tor them the martins will simply look up boxes not already occupied. Students Raid Moonshiners VALDOSTA, Ga, (AP) Some students at Valdosta State College who went along on a liquor raid are contributing to the war against moonshine in Georgia, More Rain, Some Snow 1$ Forecast More rain and some snow is expected in Arkansas through. Thursday as a cold front moves southward and a weak pressure system invades the state, The V. S, Weather Bureau re* ported that the cojd front would ipove into the state tonight, bringing snow accumulations }n the north portion, and cold ten> peratures over the state, A weak low pressure system that brought rain to the state Tuesday night and moved east* ward has returned to Louisiana bringing more rate for South Arkansas, Riift acciinwiations ranged up to .?? of an tech at Fayetie* vUle a»4 M at Fort Smith. Memphis recorded .21 while Texarfcana bud .04 and Littje Bock .21. Lpws reported around t b e state this morning ranged from 3$ degrees at Fayettevllle and Fprt Smith to 45 at El Dorado. Highs Tuesday ranged from 5} at Fayettevilie and Walnut to 64 at Texarkana. Star oMIope, 18W, Press 1927 Corvsolldatfrd January 18, 1929 KOft, AMMSti, KtMCSOAY, FEIMMY 21,1961 VOL H^Ni 118 * 10 Pi|t$ e<ats6HdttfedJiftuary 19,19^9 *^^*m*w_*mmWifvmmi_u. G«t* Highest Award in Scouting Overhaul Of Member) AAWcUted PT«IB i Aujll Bureau of CircuUflofifl *». Nel Circulation t met. taittt fed. JO, IM1 -9,211 MICE IK Soviet Ships Harassing U.S. Vessels By FR^D S. HOFFMAN AP Military Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Soviet ships have reportedly harassed U.S. Navy vessels about a dozen times in the waters off Korea since the Communist North Korean seizure of the intelligence ship Pueblo. Both the U.S. and Soviet Union sent sizeable naval forces into the Sea of Japan crisis area in the wake of the Pueblo incident. Most of the harassments have gone unreported officially, sptirces/ said, apparently to •avoid -iaggravating American 'tensions over the situation growing out of the .seizure of the Pueblo and its crew. The only one reported involved a collision, described as minor, between the U.S. destroyer Rowan and a Soviet merchant ship, the Kapltan Vi- solbokov, on Jan. 31. The U.S. claimed the ; Rowan had the right of way. The unreported incidents were near-misses, sources said. By this, they meant that Soviet ships, mostly destroyers and intelligence gathering craft, steamed into the midst of U.S. naval formations or sailed dangerously close to American ships. Both countries have scaled down their naval forces in the waters off Korea recently. At one point, the Soviets had some 14 warships, including two cruisers, operating in the same general area where the U.S. fleet had been built up. Tills Soviet naval presence See SOVIET SHI PS on Page Three At a recent Court of Honor the highest award in Scouting was given to Mark Stephens, 15, Hope, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stephens, the Eagle Award. George - Shipley Studio Photo Frazler made the presentation. Left to right In the picture: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stephens, Mark and his grandmother, Mrs. Herbert Stephens. Is Proposed i.By EDWIN BYHAAKWSON '«.' Associated Press Writer 'WASHINGTON (AP) - sen. i Edward M, Kennedy, saying A i disproportionate percentage of idriflees arc killed in Vietnam, Iproposes a complete overhaul of itfis Selective Service Act— in* eluding a draft lottery Intended to Insure maximum fairness. > The Massachusetts Democrat proposed that 19-year-olds be inducted first and called for revt- Sioris of the system of deferments for students. $ His 7,000-word speech was prepared for Senate delivery today. • in another Senate speech, Sen. Clifford P. Case, R-N.J,, also urged President Johnson to substitute lottery or random selection of draftees and to have younger men Inducted first. Kennedy introduced a bill containing many provisions reject South Vietnam Failure to Launch Fellowup Attacks Disappointing WASHINGTON ^P) - U.S. officials have been sharply disappointed by South Vietnam's Allure to launch fast follow-up attacks on Communist forces weakened by Severe losses during their offensive against South Vietnamese cities. The Viet Cong, according to all the Information available here, is now working through much of the countryside of South Vietnam to press new recruits Into service and to train and reorganize units for further offensive operators. For the time being they arc; considered vulnerable to vigorous military action by South Vietnamese forces. Publicly, Johnson administration authorities speak only good of the South Vietnamese allies and are usually quick to deny crltictal reports. In the present case, however, officials privately don't conceal their concern AP News Digest VIETNAM Fear of a renewed Communist drive on Saigon grows as the Viet Cong shells the Bien Hon air base and other military Installations around the South Vietnamese capital, The Senate Foreign Rotations Com ml t too turns next to winning passage of a resolution aimed at asserting strong congressional control over fa* in Vietnam By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - Four thousand U.& paratroopers from Uw 82nd Alrt»rn« Division hftvo a** rived In Vietnam to bolster ft!* tied defenses aptnst new Cotw munlst attacks And pressure, the American Command announced today. '.;•.- Tht new arrivals, the 82mPs- 3rd Brigade, are part of thd 10,500 men President Johnson lure U.S, military commit- ordered from th« United State* mente. No further Gulf of Ton- two weeks ago In response ;to kin hearings are planned, ;G«n. William C, Westmoreland* 8 urgent request because of U.S, officials have been disappointed by South Vietnam's failure to launch fast follow-up attacks on Communist forces weakened by severe losses during their offensive; INTERNATIONAL Soviet ships reportedly have harassed U.S, Navy vessels Use of Guard Units to Halt Riots Could Cost *77 Million To Ask for More Troops for Vietnam By FRANK CORMIER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson returned to Washington "today for £ White House melting at which Chairman Earle G. Wheeler of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was expected to seek more U.S. troops for Vietnam. Gen. Wheeler, who just visited the battle zone, was to meet at breakfast with Johnson and the President's top-level military, diplomatic and Intelligence advisers. A full-scale Cabinet meeting, described as a regular session, was set for later In the day. There was no indication the Wheeler-Johnson conference would produce any immediate announcement that more fighting men will be sent to Vietnam. Johnson aides continued to insist, as recently as Tuesday night, that no formal request for reinforcements had been presented to the President. However, Johnson said last week more men will be dispatched if needed. And Gen. William C. Westmoreland, the See TO ASK FOR (on page two) By GAYLORD SHAW Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Pentagon sources say. a secret re-', port estimates It would cost $77 million to meet a presidential riot commission's recommendation that Negro membership in National Guard units be sub^ stantially increased. Top military and administration officials .are debating whether /W ask* Congress. fo* funds ' to initiate what* the sources described as a'thVee- year nationwide recruiting effort. A congressional expert on mil* Itary programs said the $77 million estimate may be low. "Soldiers are an expensive commodity," be said. Last Aug. 10, less than two weeks after It was appointed by President Johnson to investigate riots in Newark, Detroit and elsewhere, the Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders reported that only 5,000 Negroes were among the nation's 500,000 guardsmen. This deficiency, it declared, "must be corrected as soon as possible," The commission did not set a specific goal or a deadline. Johnson immediately sent the recommendation to Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara with the notation: "This is a matter of highest urgency and I know you will give it your immediate attention." A special panel headed by Brig. Gen. R.M. Williams, the assistant judge advo* Birthday Remarks ThatS^ r C k ± top S in the Guard, Known as the '•Williams Board," this panel See USE OF GUARD (on page two) and Man Over 39 By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - Birthday remarks that dismay a woman over 29- or a man over 39: "Keep your chins up, Marge —it'll get worse before it gets better." "Why not look a( it this way, Harry; nobody gets any younger," "If we put candies on it, I'm afraid we'll have to gel her a larger cake. Frankly, I think It would be more tactful if we left eft the candles altogether," "The last time we put candles on Harry's birthday cake it took him tew rotates to blow them aji out, and he w^s so winded be hid to stay home from work for three days," "As your insurance agenj, Harry, I think *i§ is the proper time to review your estate pro? grim, and, by the way, we haven't revised your will late* }y, have we? You know there are some things we simply caaoot afford to put off until to- cnorroWj aren't there?" "Yef, Sferge does look nice on her birthday. Five hours ia § peayty sjbpp can do a lot for any fect age— too old to be fired, too young to be retired." "I'm glad you liked the card I sent you. It set me back two bits, I can remember when you could get a card like that for a nickel, can't you? 1 "The boss used to take Marge for a three'inartini lunch on her birthday, but this year he just sent a secretary out to buy her a single red rose, I guess he was terribly busy," "On the way home tonight, Harry, better stop off and pick out a wheelchair. After 40, afel. Jow never knows when he may need one." "She can tell yoij she's only 34 until she's blue in the face, but I know better. She got her 25-year pin last month, and that means e>if she's only 34»tbat she Started pounding a typewriter here wb<?n she was only nine years old." "Instead of giving Marge and Harry each a radio on their birthdays, why don't we get everybody in the office to chip in a couple extra bucks apiece and buy him a toupee and her a Harry, it philosophically, you've reached tfee per- gr\ TNr§§ B/evfns Jr. Class Plans Pageant The Junior Class of Kevins High School is sponsoring a Queen and Princess Bee Beauty Pageant on Friday evening. March 1, at 7:30 p.m, in the High School Gymnasium* The contestants from high school are; 9tn grade, carol Wai« ters and Cathy Montgomery; loth grade, CJydie Browa and Janice Hugg; i»b/ffade, tfancY Clen, denen aad Pitsy Thwiwan; I2tb grade, Sp lionjigoroery and Vir« ginia McUJiL The contestants from element tary school are: 1st grade, Pit ane Hojjeaj 3rd gjridj, Pam Caropbeilj m grade, peggy Bonds; 5<6 gnde, Kelly Cata, ey; m fride Elatoe Fulton, As a special &$i\ge t the " Blues FoMflnlation", a rousic4 group tfom Preseott, will perform before and after thi Pageant, Admission will be 35 cents for children and 75 cents for adults. ed b> Congress last year included: — Random selection, witli the Specific plan to be set up by the President. —Deferment* of up to four years for students of colleges, Junior and business colleges, apprentice and vocational pro* grams. — Discontinuance of the stu- See OVERHAUL OF (on page two) Negro Gains Runoff in Mississippi ByJ A MESSAGES Associated Press Writer-*-,. Ij JACkSO N, M1IS. '(APT- No< grq leader Charles Evers prepared 4oday for his uphill runoff battle against white conservative Charles Griffin for the congressional seat vacated by Gov, John Bell Williams. "We're going to win this election," Evers told his followers after clinching a place against Griffin, Williams' key Washington aide for almost two decades, in the March 12 runoff, Evers, the first Negro to become a serious challenger for a Mississippi congressional post this century, took advantage of a six-way split In the white vote to lead the first round of balloting Tuesday. In the final unofficial tabulation be had almost 30 per cent of the vote with 33,$45 to 28,792for Griffin. Five losing white candidates had 52,188. State Sen. Ellis Bod ron of Vlcksburg had 22,829, Troy Watkins of Natchez 10,446, Dlst. Atty. Joe Plgott of McComb 8,284, and David Perkins of Jackson 2,649. Republican Ha. gan Thompson of Jackson had 7,980. All six of the white candidates campaigned as conservatives. In Mississippi special congres sional elections, all candidates run In one field, regardless of party. The two high men enter a runoff if no candidate gets a majority. A heavy Negro turnout in many areas pushed the vote to« tal to about 115,000, or 15,000 more than had been predicted, The celebration at Griffin's headquarters matched that at Evers 1 - roost observers said winning a runoff spot against Evers was tantamount to win- lUng the congressional seat Wll. liams held for 21 years. "The time has come for concerned citizens of this district to unite behind Charles Griffin to insure a solid victory for re* sponsibje government/* the 41' year-old GrWfinsaM, about the lack so far of powerful about a down times In lh« "twtjg szs fftltnW-Un adtnn. «I>B nit ttnra* otn/«n Iha Bltlxttrn •»«*» They follow-up action. The situation Is acute for two reasons: 1. Presldont Johnson will have to decide In a few days, after hearing reports from Chairman Earle G. Wheoler of the Joint Chiefs of staff, whether to send another 100,000 or so American troops to South Vietnam beyond the 525,000 force level already scheduled. The performance of South Vietnamese forces will Inevitably be-brought up in congres^ sional debate for comparison with the burden of fighting to be carried by U.S. forces. 2. The conflict has entered a very critical and possibly decisive phase. The new phase openod at the end of January with coordinated Communist attacks on 100 South Vietnamese communities. The Communists have dec tared'this 4«-adrlve4o "win decisive victories and It will certainly have a vital effect on the war's Mure course. Johnson and the U.S. commander in South Vietnam, Gen. William C. Westmoreland, both have claimed that In the first wave of the offensive against the cities the enemy suffered a complete military defeat. There Is no doubt that the Viet Cong and cooperating North Vietnamese forces failed to hold any of the cities and towns they attacked and failed to set off any great political uprising. They also did not collapse the Saigon government or cause defections of South Vietnamese military units. On 'he other hand they seem to have destroyed utterly the security system and related pacification program in the village- dotted countryside. And It Is there that they are believed to be healing their wounds and rebuilding strength today—and there that they are considered vulnerable. ors off Korea since the seizure of the Pueblo, the American Intelligence ship, A Cuban ship rams a lifeboat carrying three persons seeking asylum In the United States, Tho three were thwarted in attempts to bring the ship Into Norfolk, Va., the Coast Guard reports* tho House of Commons givos overwhelming approval to a bill to restrict colored Immigration to Britain. McCaskill Native Heads State Police North Vietnamese pressure on Khe Sttnh and tho prospect of- new Communist attacks on South Vietnam's c 111« s and. towns* The brigade of paratroopers raised U.S. troop strength In Vietnam to an estimated 504,000, still 21,000 short of U» in celling now planned. But Con. Earle 0. Wheeler, the chairman of th& U.S. Joint CWote of Staff, loft Saigon Sunday with a request from Westmoreland that Johnson raise that celling. Eighty per coat of the 4,000 paratroopers are veterans of at least one tour of combat duty In Vietnam. They have been assigned, at least temporarily,-to* tho U.S. Amerlcfll Division,-a grouping of Infantry brigade* and other unita that Is responsible for a 100-mile stretch of coastal lowlands south of Dn Nang. , .y. The-W^ilon of the paratroopers Into the Amercal Division will free another brigade of 4,000 men from the division for duty closer to tho critical north- «rn frontier, where the U.S. Command believes it fac4t its jp^^A&Wfngt, Scott, 54, of Camden, an Instructor at the Arkansas LAW Enforcement Training Academy, was named State Police director today by Gov. WInthrop Rockefeller. Scott has 28 years of experience with the FBI and has been an instructor at the academy at Camden since last July, Scott has had supervisory, administrative, laboratory and teaching experience. He was a resident FBI agent at Camden for his last 10 years with the agency. He retired from the FBI in 1963. He was born at the McCuskll community In Hempslead County and has lived In Arkansas the last 15 years. The current director, Col.Cal Miller, has announced he plans to retire by Friday. Miller took over as State Police director after Lynn A. Davis wus declared Ineligible In December by the Arkansas Supreme Court. All Around Town By The Star Stiff According to the Arkansas Education Newsmagazine teachers were allocated a $500 raise tor the 1967-68 school year. , .in Hernpstead County teachers at BJevins received $539 more.. Hope $642 additional. . .Patrnos and Saratoga $500 annually, . . Spring Hill $563 and Washington $597, , ,Jn Nevada County Bod. caw teachers received $229 raise, , ,Cale $535, . .Central $540,, .Emmet $173... Oak Grove $686,, .Prescott $5f>2andWmis« vilie raises were $480, , , in Lafayette County Bradley teach* ers received $665 raises, .Lew* Jsville $787 and Stamps $471,,, in Howard county Die r Its teachers received $647 more,,, Mineral Springs $454, . .Nash« vilie $520 and No, Howard Co, $538, Beginning Monday night, March 4, a series of adult sew. ing classes will be held from 7 to 9 o'clock in Hope High School Home Economics building, Mrs. Joe Harmon announced. . .classes will be held tor five consecutive Monday nights and any girl or woman not in school may en* roll. , , there is no charge, , , each person must furnish their own material, , . .the classes last two hours. Cub Scout pack 92 Blue 4 Gold Banquet will be held Thursday 8«h, at 6*30 p,m, AU parents of cubs art urged to attend, Consolidation A « sle X Gilbert, manager of G ^m •__ if^-M-» * s MajwJactujring Co, f announces Of Miv Ww^pfJl be has a contract with Nekoosa* US VEQAS, Jf.«Y (AP) - Edwards Paper Co., Ashdown, separate municipalities of to handle pulpwood for the firm East and West Us Yifas, Jo«f in this area, , ,Mr. Gilbert said divided by the QaUlsas River the firm would start buying pulp* lad political differences, appar* wood on May 1 although the plant tatty wiJJ be cpftsojldated in dpesjf t open production unjij a* 1970, bouj August. . .Mr, Gilbert JJg* Residents of East Ijs Vegas ures from the very first that it voted 1,074 to 468 T'lesday for least 15,000 a week will b* sj»en| the consolidation, Which carried for pulpwood and this figure will |B West Us Vegas by a 1,066-75 incjreafs continually,», for d«* vote, The consolidation carried tailed injofroatlon, contact Mr, in ail six precincts. to weather conditions opening of the new Safe way Store, scheduled br Tuesday, March 5, has been delayed, , .announce* meat o( the formal grand opening will te mad-, There will b« •«. l^ap Year party at the old Country Club starting at 8 p f ro. Sat. night, , , hosts an rn«n of the club, Word has be*i received here that Mr, and Mrs, James Ar* terbury were seriously Injured In an auto wreck it New Orleans Sunday. , .their eMldrea escaped fejjury, , .totfe »re la toe tlst Hospital, New tlmafod 40,000 , North , Vietnamese troops are menacing Khe Sanh, the big Marine fortress In the northwest corner of the country. Since the first of the year, two brigades from the U.S. 1st Air Cavalry Division and a brigade of paratroopers from the 101st Airborne Division have been moved north. There are now more than 50,000 U.S. Marines and Army men In the two north- er moat provinces of South Vietnam Quang Trl and Thua Thlen, below the demilitarized zone and above Da Nang. Senior UJJ, officers expect an all-out North Vietnamese attack on Khe Sanh which likely would develop Into the biggest battle of the war so far. The new para troop brigade was ordered to Vietnam from its home base at Fort Bragg, N.C.. Youth Talent Show Here Friday Night "Up, Up, and Away," a Youth Talent Show, will be stagedr-at Hope High School Friday, March 1, at 7 -.30 p.m. Miss Arkansas, Sharon Evans of North Uttle Rock, will be the featured guest and will share her experiences and talent with the audience. The talent show Is the first fund-raising project In a drive to obtain a new recreation center for Hope's youth. The Idea for the new center came after a discussion of problems In a Journalism class. The young people then Invited several civic leaders, their principal, several school leaders, and the parks and recreation director to an open discussion In their clasd, Following this, a committee of five young j*sople from the class have appeared before civic groups and the city board, making a plea for support, "We know that what * ing Is not Impossible but It will take time and effort, We know, too, that enthusiasm is tm biggest contribution and that $$ community will have to tike tbj lead, 1 ' said Susan McCain, den Council vice presldftii^ a member of the coroa Mrs, B, B. McPherson rectinf the production by Eteaais Paddle, i Turner and the class are in charge of tas of tickets.

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