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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 10

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ft* Til Wo Further Hearings on Tonkin Case By HARRY F, KoSlNtHAl Associate Press Wf Her WASHING/TON (AP) - the Serrate Foreign Relations Commutes reportedly plafts no further hearings 6n the disputed Gulf of tonkin incidents, ft will push instead, a com* mitlee source says, for asserting a congressional iron hand over U.S, military commit' fnents. In questioning Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara last week the committee chairman, Sen. J, W, Fulbrighl, D- Ark,, indicated he might want to call more witnesses, But the sources said the senator had changed his mind, "Unless the administration trots out more celebrities to be interviewed, the committee won't go any further," the sources said, referring to inter* views granted recently by Capt. John J, Merrick, who commanded the two destroyers involved in the Tonkin incidents. "Sen, Fulbright is quite satisfied that the committee has made its point. That was to make clear that the Gulf of Tonkin incident lifted from Congress and the public the right to debate the issues in Vietnam." Congress, with Fulbright leading the way, passed a resolution empowering the President "to take all necessary measures" to prevent further aggression after the two destroyers reported they were attacked in the gulf by North Vietnamese boats. President Johnson and top aides have frequently cited the 1964 resolution as authority for subsequently increasing U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Pained at this interpretation, the Foreign Relations Committee last November passed a national commitments resolution. Fulbright will take it to the Senate floor next month. Joint resolutions such as those pertaining to Formosa, the Middle East and the Gulf of Tonkin are a proper method of granting authority, provided that they are precise as to what is to be done and for what period of time, and provided that they do in fact grant authority and not merely express approval of undefined action to be taken by the President, the resolution says. It would require that Congress, in considering resolutions "involving the use or possible use of the armed forces": —Debate the proposal at sufficient length to establish a legislative record showing the intent of Congress; — Use the words "authorize" or "empower" to leave no doubt that Congress alone has the constitutional right to authorize initiation of war and that, in granting the President authority to use the armed forces, Congress is granting power that he would not otherwise have; —State in the resolution as ex- plicity as possible the kind of military action that is being authorized; — Put a time limit on the resolution, thereby assuring Congress the opportunity to review its decision and extend or terminate the President's authority to use military force, "It was a committee decision to hear only the Defense Department," said the committee source. "By calling the commander of the ship, and the various officers and men Involved, we would be turning the inquiry into an investigation." Economizers Win Over Art lovers By JOHN BECKLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Econ- omteers and art lovers have clashed in the first congression« al budget fight of the year and not even Ralph Waldo Emerson could help the embattled forces of culture, The House rejected Tuesday night a proposed two-year au^ tfcorteation bf $135 million for the arts and humanities, voting instead for a oneryear program at $JU million. Seeking a big expansion in the tnree-y ear-old program, the bill's packers cited Emerson's words; "The true test of civilization Js not the census, nor the Size of cities, npr the crops*-no, but the Wnd of man the country turns out." fhey hid in mjnd the man who cultivates the garden of the mind as wej{ as tills ttie soil. Put the words were used against them by Poiirman Qeorge H. MjhpJJ, &*T«f« Pf tjje Appropriations Committee. Arguing & e J&Uofl's, $sc§J sit- ijatiojj eouM apt sfcwd my m- creases over cujrenjt s|je|gjnj; for s,ijeh. rp rag^ *fe- Cubans Lose Gamble hr Asylum NICHOLAS KOVALAK Nicholas Kovalftk, Jr., repre* sentative of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, of New York, and District Supervisor for Je* hovah's Witnesses, has arived in Hope, Mr, Kovalak is here in connection with lhethree*dflycir« cull assembly of Jehovah's Wit« nesses to beheld March 1 through 3, at the Fair Park Coliseum, The assembly will draw an ex- peeled 600 delegates from Southwest Arkansas. Mr. Kovalak will give the keynote address and act as chairman of the public speaking and Bible training class that is a regular feature of the congregation meetings. Saturday afternoon at It30, Mr t Kovalak will speak on the subject of Baptism explaining the seriousness of this in the Christian's life. The discourse will be followed by an Immersions service. Mr. Kovalak will deliver the main address Sunday at 3 p.m. The lecture, "Why Does God Permit Wickedness?", will be the highlight of the convention. Jehovah's Witnesses wish to invite all residents of Hope to attend. Weather Experiment Station report for 24- hour s ending at 7 a.m. Wednesday, High 62, Low 30, precipitation .41 of an inch Forecast ARKANSAS - Cloudy and colder tonight with snow ending from the northwest and rain south changing to light snow flurries during the night. Possible snow accumulations north- portion" by tonight. A few 'thunderstorms over the state tonight. Clearing and cold Thursday, Low tonight upper teens north to upper 20s south. Weather Elsewhere By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High Low Albany, cloudy 40 14 Albuquerque, snow 62 36 Atlanta, cloudy 51 25 Bismarck, clear 33 -1 Boise, clear 57 35 Boston, cloudy 35 25 Buffalo, snow 31 29 Chicago, snow 34 27 Cincinnati, snow 37 32 Cleveland, snow 33 28 Denver, clear 40 25 Des Moines, snow 35 30 Detroit, cloudy 38 24 Fairbanks, cloudy 42 19 Fort Worth, rain 68 43 Helena, clear 50 30 Honolulu, cloudy 81 68 Indianapolis, cloudy 34 27 Jacksonville, clear 60 37 Juneau, rain 50 35 Kansas City, clear 53 30 Los Angeles, cloudy63 59 Louisville, snow 36 33 Memphis, rain 59a52 Miami, clear 69 46 Milwaukee, cloudy 31 23 Mpls,-St,P., snow 32 22 New Orleans, cloudy 63 44 New York, cloudy 45 31 Okla, City, cloudy 33 39 Omalia, cloudy 46 26 Philadelphia, cloudy45 22 Phoenix, clear Pittsburgh, snow Ptlnd, Me,, dear Ptlnd, Ore,, clear Rapid City, cloudy 40 Richmond, cloudy st, louts, cloudy 79 51 30 28 31 21 67 42 31 24 54 35 27 Salt Lk, City, dear 54 30 San Diego, cloudy 66 M San Fran,, cloudy 58 55 Seattle, clear 70 45 Tampa, clear 60 44 Washington, clear 53 26 Winnipeg, clear 27 43 (M-Missing) (T-Trace) hon also cited "Emerson's words and then declared; "Are we going to turn out men who go from year to year into the red, refusing to pay the debts they incur?" %hon's interpretation o( Emerson was resoundingly approved by the House and the reduction was voted ?6J to 130, The bill was then passed and sent to the Senate. President Johnson had asked for an increase to $?Q million in program but the Education {4bpr Committee called for expansion. ByJAVK. Associated Press Wfilef VmotfflA BEACH, V«, (AP) ~ Three CubHiW lost a Wild gamble to win isyluff) Ift the United States when i 292»toot Cuban ship ffom which they fled in a lifeboat rammed their small ftfaf; In international wat« ers off Virginia. the captain of the Cubftft ship messaged U.S. Coast GWi-Mm-'sn on the scene that the three were his crewmen and were picked up from the water, the Coast Guard said It did not see what happened to the three after the ramming incident* Earlier the Cubans seized tht ship, the 26 de Julio, but failed in an attempt to bring her Into Norfolk when they could not get the anchor up, Coast Guardmen said. A Coast Guard vessel stood by but did not Interfere because the incident occurred well beyond the 3-mile limit. The ship's captain radioed later that "The trouble is settled now. We go back to Cuba." The episode, covering 15 hours, reached its climax off the coast of Virginia Tuesday afternoon. This was the sequence of events as related by the Coast Guard: At 2 a.m. Tuesday the Cuban ship radioed that the crew sought political asylum. She was Instructed to head tor Hampton Roads and the cutter Point Brown was dispatched to meet her with Master Boatswain's Mate P. W. Cavlness, 43, of Silver City, N.C,, in command. Cavlness said he watched tht ship anchor 10 miles east-northeast of Cape Henry Tuesday morning. He said he had instructions not to board the vessel but to try to get it Into inland waters- inside the U.S. territorial limit. "But they were having trouble getting their anchor up," he related, and about 1:30 p,m. he saw three men lower a lifeboat, climb into it and start rowing away. Soon, he said, a number of men appeared on the deck, the ship got under way, dragging Its anchor, and rammed the lifeboat twice. On a third pass, Cavlness said, the ship stopped between the cutter and the lifeboat and "I didn't see them (the three men) anymore." He didn't interfere, Caviness said, because he was awaiting orders and "I wasn't prepared to go out there and take action that might involve the whole nation and might be over my head." He said that by the time of the third pass he had received orders to "take all necessary steps to see that this Cuban vessel did not run over this boat a third time.. .my guns were uncovered." Coast Guard sources said the armament of the Point Brown included a ,50-callber machine gun nd an .81mm mortar. Crewmen leaving the craft upon Us return to port carried Ml rifles and submachine guns. Lt. Cmdr.R. H, Elkins, 43, of North Cape May, NJ,, was aboard the Coast Guard tug Chock which arrived later and pulled alongside the 26 de Julio. Elkins talked through an interpreter to the master of the Cuban vessel, Rlcardo Purl, whom he described as "anxious to apologize and explain what happened," Passage of LSD Bill Predicted WASHINGTON (AP) - The acting chairman of a House Commerce subcommittee pred» lets the House will overwhelm* ingly pass the bill to impose penalties for possession of the hallucinatory drug Lsp, Rep, Paul G, Rogers, P»Fla, f tol<J * reporter Tuesday the sub. committee probably will send the administration Mil to the floor before Easter, Subcommittee hearings ended Tuesday with assurances by Commissioner of Narcotics Hen» ry L, Giordano that proposed penalties for possession of the mind'l&nding drug would Is aimed at pushers, rather than experimenting students, "As far as i am poneerned." GiordSAo told a questioner, "these penalties are not aimed at putting young people in jitt, They are aimed at (he Rep, Tim Lee Carter, who had §a}ie<j the possession, portion of the bin "absolutely unenforceable,'* said he woujd support it, provided it is not used to imprison high a)j4 college students who meat With. Dangerous drugs, Thurs ONCE 4YEARS Sewing ROCKERS Golden Oak Kitchen CHAIRS •Regular $9,9$ Value Old Golden Oak Reg, $19,95 Platform ROCKERS ROCKERS .Regular' $14.95 Value Early American SMOKING TABLES . Reg. $34.95 $ 1 *M29 Early American FOOT STOOLS .Reg. $12.95 $^29 Inner spring MATTRESS - OR- BOX SPRINGS .Twin or Reg. 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