Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 29, 1968 · Page 3
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Hope, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 29, 1968
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hflftir Riot Report to favor Tax Incentives WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson's Commission on Civil Disorders will recommend lhat tax Incentives be granted Industry to enlist Its aid In com- batting unemployment in the slums. Republicans in Congress have repeatedly advocated such a move, but their legislation has been firmly resisted by the Johnson administration and by Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., the House's strong man on lax legislation. Sources disclosed the commission's lax incentive recommendation soon after the 11-member panel completed and unanimously approved Its massive report on the riots lhat rocked the nation last summer. The bulky document, to be Issued this weekend, will be "uncomfortable for everybody, not just the government," said Gov, 'Otto Kerner of Illinois, commission chairman. Under the commission's recommendation, tax Incentives would be given Industries that located plants In slums and depressed areas. Similar Incentives would go to firms lhat undertook programs to train unemployed slum residents, The sources would not divulge other details, but it was understood the proposals were similar to the Republican-sponsored legislation strongly opposed by the Treasury Department. Republicans have billed their measures as alternatives to Democratic antlpoverty programs. Mills, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Thas spoken out repeatedly against tax credits, saying any such step "which reduces budget receipts is just as likely to force a general tax Increase as appropriations for direct expenditures." There were other indications that the commission's final re^port would criticize present administration antipoverty programs. One commission member, Sen. Edward W. Brooke, R- Mass., told the Senate Appropriations Committee Wednesday that federal antlpoverty programs in Detroit, Newark and New Haven, Conn., "were never able to reach'enpugh pf (i pepple who so sorely' : needed therru : Only small fractions of eligible people have been assisted." Brooke joined two other commission members, Mayor John, V. Lindsay of New York and Sen. Fred R. Harris, D-Okla., In urging the committee to quickly approve $150 million in federal funds for a summer job program. Legislative Meet Called Historic LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller said Wednesday the recently completed special session of the legislature was "historic." He said it was "symbolic of the fact that Arkansas, its legislature, its administration are looking ahead in terms of quality." The governor, in a speech be- ,t ? fore the Pulaski County Bar 'Association, expressed hope (hat between now and the next special session "we will have a better understanding of .what it's going to take if we are going to have in the Immediate and long-range future an educational system of quality," : Rockefeller also said that there were more reasons each day why he believed that the state needs a jury wheel sys» (em, under which jurors are chosen by lot rather than by jury commissioners, . ..;•''T hope that those of you who've searched your wh» science in that matter will join forces with many of us who feej as strongly as we do on ibis particular spot," be saJoV However, he said he doesn't iotend to ineiude the matter in the May special session because he wants to confine }t to. fiseaj matters, • He said the governor who faejs the regular legislative sgs, sion nejrt year w|U. have to " fjs<?ai problems, "We migW ig well loot? now, no.t in terras of "liennlijm, feuj If} ' of where Arkansas will be in five or to years," Rockefeller On aether topi?, sj4d he must W|ii to Jts j|o|ij i s| tofe tton thai Jjas epmjg Jfl hjs to "We csuwot study before . precisely that out 'Is from that Sldei" "Sseofidly, we ate aware of tfif ftcf f ihai there is a grand jury in session down if Star City, 1 ' he said, "that trtnd Jury's actions will hive a eon* siderable beaflnf On what hip* pens next in terms of lh« diggin's, if you will," McNomora Pro/serf by President By FRED S, HOFFMAN AP Military Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Robert S, McNamara completes today a record seven«year tour as secretary of defense, praised by President Johnson as a "brilliant and good man" but with some of his basic policies under heavy attack. The military brass, some of whom are not sorry to see him go, arranged a gaudy good-by for the 51-year-old McNamara, complete with a 19-jfun artillery salute, band music, an honor guard of troops and a "flyover" of war planes. Somebody thoughtfully Included in the fly-over three Air Force Fills, once called the TFX and symbols of one of the great unresolved controversies of the defense chief's administration. McNamara, who received the Medal of Freedom from Johnson In an emotional ceremony Wednesday at the White House, .was In line for another medal to be, pinned on at the Pentagon ceremony. He was expected to leave tonight for a month-long vacation in Aspen, Colo., before taking on his new job as president of the World Bank on April 1. Waiting to step into McNamara's office was Clark Clifford, long-time Washington lawyer and political figure who will be sworn in Friday by Johnson. McNamara's seven years, one month and eight days as Pentagon chief is a record that may stand for a long time. It eclipses the previous mark of four years, eight months and 12 days set by the late Charles E. Wilson in the Eisenhower administration. Some critics — and some friends—say McNamara stayed too long. Perhaps he would agree, because recently he said wistfully that he was counting the,,'days until he could put down* the- 'burdens of his back-breaking job. Probably McNamara's greatest disappointment and frustration is the Vietnam war., He once remarked to a visitor: "Who would have thought it would last so long?" Foes used to call It "McNamara's <var," but late last year some war policy critics found themselves anguished by the announcement that he was leaving the Pentagon. Belatedly, some of them came to regard him as a restraining influence on Johnson and the military chiefs. Even his critics acknowledge McNamara achieved some brilliant reforms. There is general acknowledgement that the fundamental alteration of the budgeting system and of management of the enormously complex Defense Department is McNamara's great monument. Johnson referred to this Wednesday while bestowing what he noted was the highest award a President can confer on a civilian. "Bob McNamara may not ; have accomplished the Impossible^" Johnson said. "But he has •/achieved the unlikely; managing, and , directing the huge complexity that is our defense establishment," McCellan Critital of ABA Action WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen, John L, McQjeJian, D'Ark., Wednesday criticized the American Bar Association, for adopting a/ resolution proposing re» strictions on information about pending crime cases, 'I believe sych. restrictions amount to a serious and on* : warranted erosion of a vita! freedom and would only invite future restriction^, tte^ POUld shackle the press severely, and deny the public the free flow on information to which it is entitled/' he to|4 th.e Senate, "A defendant's right to a fair trial need not overlap another basic freedom-r-freedom Of the press," he said. "Both the rights are basic and very-rarely come into conflict," he said. "This, jsjegaujg , the news media have 'generally been alert to their resppnsibili: ties and have many times demonstrated an injures, t }n pro- "-tecting a defeitfants's crimes.*' DROPS From Page Qii§ that was going on, learned nothing, but in a little while Kofnney was awake and sending out letters to fellow (&P governors reporting what most of them knew, "My daft' didaey has not won the wide ac* ceptance with rank and file Re' publicans which is essential to success*" He wag bowing out before the New Hampshire primary, Romney said, because "this Is a critical moment," He seemed to be saying that if the Republican governors wanted a candidate other than Richard M, Nixon they had better get moving now, Then, wearing a blue suit, and a tie showing gold GOP ete* phants gamboling on a dark blue background, Romney strode out of his room and down the corridor past a sign which said In red letters: "Exit." Walking rapidly, with a slight swagger, he reached a door b the huge room where a Crowd of newsmen awaited his entrance, and stopped short. the television cameras were live and Romney wanted to make his exit on cue. "Three minutes, someone called, "Good," said Romney. Killing time, he turned to talk to a reporter. He regretted nothing, he said. He particularly valued the experience of his trips, to the slums of the big cities, to Viet" nam and to Europe, "One minute, governor." Had he been in touch with his principal supporters, New York's Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller today? "No." Then, after a moment of thought, "I tried to reach him like the other governors, but he was out." Did he get In touch with Nixon? Romney shook his head, no. Had he informed Nixon of his intention to withdraw? Another shake of the head. Then it was time. George Romney stuck out his jaw and walked out into the glare of the camera lights to tell the reporters what most of them had already heard: "I have just Informed the Republican governors by letter of my decision to withdraw as candidate for President of the United States. Charges Youth Obsessed With Killing Idea EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) Prosecutor Jack Graves said Wednesday that Allen Smith, a 17-year-old El Doaado white youth charged with first-degree murder, was obscessed with the idea of killing a Negro. Smith is charged with the shotgun slaying of Larry Wainwright, 19, Negro, of El Dorado, on Sept. 30, 1967. Graves said Smith boasted that he would throw a Negro off the Ouachlta River Bridge the night of the slaying before leaving a party. Graves told the all-white, all- male jury that Smith fired from a moving automobile and killed Walnwrlght with a blast from a 12-gauge shotgun. Three witnesses testified that Smith had talked about his boast. Charles Clowney, 18, of El Dorado said the boast ap* parently had been precipitated by the fact that some Negro students had scrawled "vulgar words" on the walk at the high school. Defense Atty. Robert Compton said the state's evidence was purely circumstantial, He said Graves would be unable to show a motive, because Smith had no reason to kill a person he didn't know and had never seen, Earlier, Graves withdrew a motion for continuance of the trial after a witness, Gerald Carney, 19, of El Dorado made a voluntary appearance in I court. Carney had been reported missing by the state Tuesday, Smith is the son of Mr. and Mrs. HersheJ Smith of EJ Po. rado. McCon/fo Sell Hi$ Hewspaper LITTLE ROCK (AP) ~ it was disclosed Wednesday that Robert S. McCprd, ??, pf North Uttie Rock plans to sell his weekly newspaper and join the staff of the Arkansas Pemocrat. It was reported that MfCord, who worked the ftortfe yttle Bocfe Times into a laajor voice in the state's newspaper field, will acquire shares m the Dem' ocrat and become editor of its editorial page. The Times will be bought by Tom Riley, business roajtager of the weekly. Psythologital •" ' •• to BytfALfiOCR Associated Press Sfxtfts Writer Black is to white as night is 161 A — Green. B — Day, C *Evening, D «* Morning, • Psychological testing, long a method for gaining Insight 'into students, job applicants and draftees Is being adopted to baseball, Anxious to learn all they can about thelf athletes, Pittsburgh Officials invited Dr, Tom Tutko, a San Jose State psychologist* to administer a motivational test to the Pirates. Joe L, Brown, general manager of the Pirates, said several pro football teams have,used the tests, long a favorite of large companies across • the country, "1 want to emphasise," said Brown, "that our sixth place finish has nothing to do with our club taking the tests, If we had won every game last year and won the World Series In four games, 1 still would have suggested the tests," Brown says the tests were designed for club officials to learn more about the Pirates, and'Gil Hodges, new manager of the New York Mets, has learned- something about his club In the few days since training began. The Mets, Hodges learned, don't have a third baseman. , '/We've got to eoflfie up; 1 8hS,'l slid HOdgeS. *'Anylim£ jMr,.tf§i more Chirr twio fften-af one position, you're in trouble, New York used II ffteft at third base In 1&1 and finished 10th, which Is trouble, Alvln Dark, another new manager who inherited an eighth place Cleveland team, said only first baseman Tony Horton and third baseman Max Alvls are assured of regular jobs with the Indians. ollle Brown, an outfielder, signed his contract with San Francisco and Baltimore's Boog Powell took a cut from he Or« ioles, Tony Conigliaro, Boston's slugging outfielder, put In a length batting drill against the pitching machine and pronounced his left eye 100 percent fit. Conigliaro missed the last six weeks of the 1961 season when he was struck In the face by a pitched ball. "My eye Is perfect," said Co- nlgliaro. "There Is no blur whatsoever. 1 can't wait to get at live pitching," Conigliaro gets that chance today. Atlanta pitcher Clay Carroll suffered a broken left ankle while running In the outfield and will be out for a month to six weeks. Ailments at Ara A special Hd protects the polar bear's eyes from the arctic glare. Hurting 76*r* By fH£ ASSOCIATED PRESS things are going so badly for the crippled San Francisco Warriors that they're even getting hurt by other club's ailments. The Warriors, with three players sidelined by injuries, bowed to Boston 135-lxO in a National Basketball Association game Wednesday night, In the only other NBA game, New York squeezed past Baltimore 126-122. In the American Basketball Association, Jimmy Rayl led Indiana's double overtime 122-116 victory over Oakland* John Havllcek, who started for the Celtics because Sam Jones came down with the flu, poured In a first half club record 30 points and finished with 41 as Boston battered the Warriors. Jones held the old Boston one-half record with 29 points. The Warriors were without Rudy LaRusso, Jim King and Joe Ellis, LaRusso and Ellis have leg injuries and King has an aggravated groin Injury. Jeff Mullins led San Francisco with 26 points. Dick Barnett scored five points In the final minute as the Knicks came back to beat Baltimore. The Bullets, led by Earl 40 points, fad out a !4-J«{nt defiCH and took the lead with Wt mtftules to play, then Barnett and Wall Ff alief helped Net York fcuU If out. Willis Reed canned 28 points for the Knfcks, who shot a torrid SO per cent in the first half ana won their 10th game In the last 12. Barnett finished with 24, Rayl scored half of his 18 points Ifi the second overtime as Miana outlasted Oakland. Fred Lewis led the Pacers with SO points and Ron Franz had 29 for Oakland. LIU Still Picked the Best Team Election day in The Assoclat* ed Press' final small-college basketball poll of the season will be held next week and a lot probably will depend on what happens this Saturday night, Three of the top five ranking teams will end their regular campaigns then, LIU, the leader picked tor the NIT Wednesday night, goes against another NIT-bound team, Duquesne, Kentucky Wesleyan, No. 2, plays Tennessee-Martin while Illinois State, No. 5, takes on Wayne State. Third-ranked Pan American and Southwestern Louisiana, In fourth place, already have com- their seisons, LIU's spread fs M tftotintibl*. the Biielbifds lead RSntodky Wasfeyift 6y 27 points, th«f fteearttuWted 152 points, Including 80 for eight MrsNpUce votes, In the latest poll based on games through last Saturday, Kentucky wesleyws hid 125 points and was nattisd the top teifn on ftree ballots* A total of 11 sports write?s and broadcast' ers on a nation! panel partlcu paled in the bullotlng, which was based on 10 points for a first*pla<5e vote, 9 for second, 8 for third, etc, Pan American moved up from fourth place while southwestern Louisiana and Illinois state climbed four positions each, Evansviile held sixth place followed In order by McNeese State, Norfolk State, Trinity, Tex,, and Indiana State. Indiana State Is the only new team in the Top Ten, Cuilford, beaten by Elon, and Lenolr Rhytte, dropped out. The top Ten with flrst«place votes In parentheses and total points through games of Feb, 24 on a 10-9-8-etc, bastss 1. Long Island U. (8) 152 2. Kentucky Wesleyan (3) 125 3. Pan American 90 4. Southwestern La. (2) 88 5. Illinois State (1) 68 6. Evansviile (1) 62 7. McNeese State 61 8. Norfolk State (1) 49 9. Trinity, Tex. 29 10. Indiana State 27 both hove Ford Better Ideas that competitors either don't have or charge extra for! •.•';;. -n ' " ^^ • io ,'n:?rr:\'£s tqrnoiq art) Mustang Hardtop a^ilirifisirwtfrrBiftirr Ideas..,your Ford Dealer. '68 Ford Pickup has: • Twin-l'Beam front suspension • Flex»0-Matic rear suspension (MQQ with optional rear springs, standard F*25Q) • Roomiest cab in the business • Options Include; integral air conditioner, SelectShift GruiseO-Matic, power steering, bucket seats The strong, sure Ford Pickgp works like a truck, ricles like a car. Offers lots of Better Ideas. '68 Mustang has: FlooMTioyntecJ stick shift Five instrument dials, ngt two Wail*to*wall carpet Bucket seats Sports steering wheel Your Qhpipf of great options Metal grille, not plastic. All standard features, tots 9f exclusive options too. And proven resale value. Only Mustang makes it happen. Hope Auto Company, Inc 220 West Second St, Hope, Arkansas

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