Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 1, 1968 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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The tragedy of Man: He starts off with a Country - and winds up with a Government! Our daily Bread Printed by Offset CHy Subtfrlters: tf ffti (d met* tetot or by Sp.nu tad i art ff f wilt dtlivi* M SHMdTMn toff III Mittf Alex. H. WisNbufft Withdrawal of Romney Logical; Robert S. McCord -*, 111-10 Sfaf of Hope, lift, Pfess 1927 Consolidated Jamar? 16, 1829 iNK, AlRANSIS, FWWY, NMft 1,1911 Meffib*f{ Associated Press it Audit Btifwe of Circulation* At, Net Circulation 6 ms, eftdlflg S«pt, 30, 196? -3,211 MICE Ichlgan Governor George Romney, as noted In yesterday's press dispatches, has bowed out of the campaign for the Republican nomination for President. The Inevitable end had been obvious for months. Romney on the whole made a good governor. But he never measured up to his Michigan stature as a presidential campaigner. It was this writer's view that Romney's initial error was his handling of the Detroit race riots, and we said sO promptly. National commentators did not agree at the time. They argued Romney wasn't hurt by hlsdelay in applying force to restore law and order. Later, however, these same commentators made a reappraisal, and found Romney was In fact hurt as a presidential candidate. But the final blow to American public opinion came when Romney returned from a tour of the Vietnam war front and reported he had been "brainwashed." He never recovered from thlsdisclosureof Indecision —a fatal defect In a man bidding for the highest office in the land. Our congratulations to Robert S. McCord of North Little Rock, ,who yesterday was chosen editor of the editorial page of the Arkansas Democrat and became a stockholder and a director of the Democrat Company. Mr. McCord, son of M. S. McCord, an old friend of your editor; had made a big success as editor and owner of the North Little Rock Times, the state's largest weekly. So the Democrat tapped him for a top executive post, and McCord has sold his weekly to Its*staff members. Another Cold Front Moving to Arkansas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Another cold front is en route to Arkansas today and is expected to move through the state Saturday, creating a chance of showers and rain. The front is advancing south from the Dakotas and is expected to move into North Louisiana by Saturday night. Generally fair skies with rising temperatures were predicted for the state today. Temperatures plunged well Into the teens this morning in north sections of the state and into the upper 20s in southern areas. High temperatures Thursday ranged from 48 at Arkadelphia and 47 at Batesville to 34 at Fayetteville and Harrison. Overnight lows ranged from 11 at Calico Rock and 14 at Batesville to 24 at Newport and Pine Bluff. .- Rainfall reported for the 24- hour period ending at 6 a.m. today Included ,09 at Memphis and traces at Pine Bluff and Walnut Ridge. Plans to Ask Segment of Tax Program Clears House By ED MOM) LeBREToN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (Ap) • - The House has cleared a $3 billion segment of President Johnson's tax program amid Indications Its key committee may be softening its opposition to the proposed income tax hike. But a move already is under Way In the Senate that could further endanger the administration's overfall tax program, The House passed Thursday, without even calling the roll, legislation to continue beyond their April I drop-off dates the present excise taxes on automobiles and telephone service. The bill also provides for a speedup in corporation income tax collections. The proposed 10 per cent Income tax surcharge remains , bottled up in the House Ways and Means Committee. Chairman Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., said he is looking for more budget cutting before considering the tax increase.' But Mills conceded—for perhaps the first time since Johnson offered the tax boost plan last year—that certain circumstances could force, Congress' hand on the iax hike. Among these potential factors he Included "substantial acceleration in war expenditures" and "substantial inflationary pressures." Plans already are under way in the Senate tO try to tie the income tax increase to the excise tax bill. It would be part of a package also including mandatory spending cuts up to $7?bil- llon and perhaps quotas on imported goods. Unless Mills and his colleagues change their course,', there is little likelihood the Holise would accept,such additions—even if the Senate were to vote them. , School Forms Out In Blovlns Aroa Grady Cat hey, superintendent of Blevins Schools, announces that freedom of choice forms are being sent out in the district beginning March 1, Parents are asked to designate the school they would like for their child to attend. The forms should be returned to the Blevins school by March 30, he said. Anf Structure Has to Have Approval of Planning Commission The Hope Planning Corn miss* ton, which Is responsible tot assuring that the City experiences orderly growth and devel* opment, has recently been provided with services of a professional planning consultant for advice and assistance* The City Board aware terstate 30 would have ft dous effect on the growth rate of Hope, and that, as a result of the new highway, a significant In* croase in commercial and industrial development could be ex* Whites Get Blamed for lace Riots Mot Report Declares Nation Moving Toward Separate Societies Many Schools Closed by Strikes By TRE ASSOCIATED PRESS Strikes by militant teachers' unions disrupted classes and forced school closings today which affected thousands of pupils in three states. TTie midwinter discontent recalled the wave of similar strikes which swept a score of the nation's school systems last fall forcing almost a million pupils to stay at home. Latest city to be hit was San Francisco where the 1,400-member American ; Federation of Teachers, AFLCIO, voted Thursday to strike the public school system to back its demands for improvements. Pittsburgh school officials ordered high schools closed today in the face of the crippling teacher's strike which began Thursday but said they would try to keep elementary schools operating. Florida teacher representatives and the state's top education official agreed Thursday on a compromise* proposal to end the nine-day strike by a third of the state's 60,000 teachers. One county board rejected the plan, placing its success in jeopardy; t San Francisco'schopradmlnis; trators pledged every effort" 1 to~ keep the face of a whose membership comprises roughly one-third of the city's 4,000 teachers. " The rival San Francisco Classroom Teachers Association has about 2,600 members, most of them elementary school teachers. Association President Victor B. Graff said, "The vast majority of San Francisco teachers will honor their con- See MANY SCHOOLS (on page two) Clt ? to * OCCUfS ^ beneficial By AUSTIN SCOTT Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) - To many whites who do not think of themselves as unjust, one of the hardest parts of the President's riot commission report to accept - till be the stress on "white fae- a manner that will bt$ j gm » as a ma j or cftuse of Amer« rather : thani detrif lca » s racial turmoil, mental to the people of Hope. Y et ^ s indictment has been For this reason, a jtonlngor-fnandied down by such respected dlnance has been adopted, sudl* i e ad ers as the NAACP's Roy vision development Is controlled, long range development. ..... ... responsibility of th«. thftt and a plan for streets, public facilit les, and land use Is being foil-' owed. Availability of professional assistance will enable, the Commission to perform its functions more efficiently* As property Is developed or rezoned, owners must present their plans to the Planning Commission for recommendations and approval. At that time plans of the City are compared; with those' of individuals, and adjustments' are made in each as appropriate in terms of the public interest. To be included on the agenda, persons must file requests, or plans with the City Manager on or before the second Tuesday of each month. The Planning Commission Is comprised of ten citizens of the City of Hope and holds meetings on the third Tuesday of each month. Tom Hodges of Donald S. Manes and Associates, Inc. meets with the Com mission, provides recommendations on zoning requests and development plans, and is responsible for coordinating plans of the City with activities of State and Federal agencies working in the Hope area. The following is a list of Commission members: WlllianuR. Routon, ers, Jr., James McLarty, ^Wallls Monroe, Hufcn Whltfej" *E; P. schools open in the Young, Jr., Robert Dennls,**Befr> walkout by the union McRae » and Paul McClellai^.- Wllkins, Massachusetts Republican Edward Brooke, the only Negro U.S. Senator, and Illinois Gov, Otto Kerner. It has been endorsed tn the first wave of decidedly favorable reaction ranging from Black Power Chairman Floyd Mc- Klssick of the Congress of Racial Equality to John A. Me- Dermott, white director of Chicago's Catholic Interracial Council. "White racism" Is an ugly term, calling up visions of club- wielding lynch mobs and "white only" signs in restaurants. But as Negroes from all social classes often see it, it is cloaked in Social customs that appear to 1 See WHITES GET : 1 (on page two) Governors Told to Push .Rockefeller r t^ * By JACK BELL >! AP,Political Writer, if WASHINGTON (AP) - Two 1 Republican governors have ad) vised their colleagues they bet- -- ,- ^rtSfpushingHa dwft-Rocke- tt « n*" 011 s conscience.' ., • "V rt. ^ .1 »».. ' By GAYLORD SHAW Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - A presidential commission demands compassionate, massive and sustained efforts—perhaps costing more money than the Vietnam war—to end the destruction and bitterness wrought by raclal disorder In America's cities. "Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white*-* separate and unequal," declared the President's Com* mission on CiVil Disorders. It condemned white racism as a central cause and warned: "It we are heedless none of us shall escape the consequences." Unless immediate action is taken, the commission said, "large-scale and continuing violence could result, followed by white retaliation, and, ultimately, the separation of the two communities Into a garrison state." It reeled off scores of recommendations, Including vastly expanded programs to provide 2 million Jobs, 6 million housing units, drastically Improved slum schools and overhaul ol the welfare system designed to guarantee all Americans "a minimum standard of decent living." The commission didn't estimate the cost of Its proposals, saying only they "will require unprecedented levels of funding and performance." It seemed obvious, though, that the price tag could exceed even the $25 billion annual outlay for the Vietnam war. New taxes must be Imposed If necessary, the panel told President Johnson, but "there can be no higher priority for national action and no higher, claim on Talent Show at School Tonight White ^use l teA,.,m. immediate 'reaction fo the. report. Comment in Congress was because the two earlier than planned and re" 1 *** before its release, Liberals Say Dirksen Endangered Rights Bill With Open Housing no.w <£ ittnay rolling. ££?•* T TO AvJ,r-- r £f rele . breion., wto 1°»S »»»« urpd Document ns releasal Sv tr vsss-w •»« «*—- —•« race, expressed certainty Thursday the New lend himself attempt by party moderates to Tonight at 7:30 in the Hope stop former Vice President High School auditorium, the Richard M. Nixon, youth of Hope will try to win Agnew and Mccaii maae oVer adult financial support for ftetr they are Interprettag a new recreation center by show- Rockefeller's position as de- ing off their talents In a produc- mtnding substantial SU PP°^ sion's bundle of recommendation called "Up, Up, and Away." ] r ° m ' m ^, , J!3° 0^!^ Sr tions that even its members Sharon Evans, Miss Arkansas £«most: off the 26i GOP P»jr. chance£ . Qf Congress and a former Hope resident, will, nors-before hell consider run- approving all of Q, m were nUi share her talent and experiences nu j£_ ^_ _ ^ 4 _ Dw-lm _ The 11-member group issued H. "Where," Mahon, asked Rep. George D-Tex., "are we to get the money?" He the House Appropriations Committee. So sweeping was the commis- R«-«Uct!on State WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate liberals have accused Republican Leader Everett H Dirksen of endangering the civil rights bill by proposing a modified open-housing section after agreeing with them on broader legislation, They also attacked Thursday an open-housing amendment put forward by Dlrksen's son-in- law, Sen. Howard H. Baker, R- Tenn. But a Dirksen aide and Baker indicated it never was s to be in the .„„ „.„,,„ ,„..— open-housing ne proposal forged by Dirksen and the liberals. "I regret that anyone has seen the necessity to LITTLE ROCK (AP) Rep. James Sheets, one of cjear ]us{ wnat three Republican representa- new cJomprom ( se tives elected In 1967, says he will run for re-election this year. . Sheets, 36, is the first Repub' lican candidate to file for office rawts m could jeopardize pas- this year, He will seek re. sage O j (Ws jegisfoHon," said election to Pos. l inPistrlct 1, Republican WwfriW, Brooke of Massachusetts, the Sen. ate's only Negro member. Sen, Walter F, Mondale, D< WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. **?»•« 53 ^' " l M* the b * r ' John L, Mccjeiian, p,Ark., an- Pi n J» s . £ eefl ma(Je snfl ought nounced Thursday that the Me, * 0 K*T;. . .. „.„ ., KK morial Hospital at Stuttgart had ^JMSL 1 hts m> wWchl * 5 been granted #39,015'ft the^ W * M m Health, E<Juca> Pos. l inPistrlct I, Hospital Grant for Stuttgart * coyer and ancillary •*-' week at the $1M,000 Loan teiarllnff Arfct WASHINGTON (Ap) - Sen. John L. MpCieUin, P-Ark., said Thursday that the $188,000 loan to Barling (Sebastian County) had been approves! by the Pe- partment of Housing and Ur|>an Development. The funds are to be used (or water systein improvements. to study &e Mil- H two-thirds of the senators voting okay the petition the amending process could pegin. Two previous debate-ending attempts have failacj, with PJrfc- sen joining those opposed to a debate cutoff. Bu| the bill's ro?ni|er, Sen. Philip A. HarJ, P-Mich,, expressed confidence it would succeed this time. who had hammered out the compromise open-housing section with Brooke, Hart, Mondale and other liberals, came up Thursday with a new version. , His chief modification would exempt owner-occupied, single* family homes financed with Federal Housing Administration and Veterans Administration mortgage loan guarantees from the ban on discrimination In sale or rental of housing, A Dirksen aide said the sena* tor had not intended these homes to be covered but that someone had stuck the provision In the new bill, He didn't say who, - Another Pirksen modification would exempt private clubs, Hart, Brooke, Mondale and Sen, Jacob K. Javlts, R>N,Y,, promptly filed amendments to undo the changes proposed by Pirksen. Baker, who also participated in the compromise sessions, came up with another far'reach^ ing change. "HUs would exempt individual home owners from the discrimination ban even U they used a real-estate broker to assist in sales or rental transactions. Mpndale estimated the B^ker proposal would exempt 29 million hpines. tfee orlgtol gonjproniise measure PirtseB put form Wednesday would nave applied the ban to iwliyWua} home owners beginning In |97Q unless they handled the sales themselves. It voujd cover ahou* 70 per cent of the nitfon's npusing-s-some 45 million nousjnf units. The bill also speUs out federal penalties against those interfering with pgrspns pursuing tjjeir cbnstitutiqaal rights. trayed by Grit Stuart and Charles Ward, how much a new center Is ^° Vt needed and wanted. Talent on the program Is varied. The youngest citizens are represented by Cindy Okano a pianist. Junior High School's Combo, The Sanction, will play two selections. The group includes Michael Brown, Gary Barham, Steven Skinner, Mike Huckabee and Wade Harris, manager. The Future Farmer's Woman- George Romney. that Rockefeller will have to enter some state presidential primaries If he wants the nomination. "No one is going to be drafted for this nomination," said Nixon, "No one is going to back Into it," Whether the 21 GOP state executives attending the National paper had obtained a copy and was planning to publls rest of the report- 250, —will be released Saturday night, the original date. The commission spent seven months Investigating riots In Newark, Detroit and 21 other cities, tt concluded! "The urban disorders of the summer of 1$6? Were not caused by, nor were they the consequence of, any organized plan or conspiracy." But militant organizations and individual agitators, It added, "helped to create an atmosphere that contributed to the outbreak of disorder," And It warned "that the continuation of disorders and the polarization of the races would provide fer* tile ground for organized exploitation in the future." AP News Digest RIOT REPORT The presidential commission demands massive and sustained efforts—perhaps more expensive than the Vietnam war- to end the bitterness and destruction caused by raclal disorders in America's cities. White racism, blamed for trouble In the cities by the commission report, has an ugly sound. But to many Negroes of all classes it is a common experience. Initial reaction by some Negro and white leaders to the commission's findings is generally favorable. POLITICS Two Republican governors tell their colleagues they better jump on a draft-Rockefeller bandwagon now—or there will be no bandwagon. Richard M. Nixon Is endeavoring to depict the New Hampshire primary as a contest with President Johnson now that Gov. George Romney is out of the presidential race. , Gov." 1 Romney, who seldom „•: met a voter he didn't try to persuade, admits the people really weren't interested. , -f VIETNAM, . „, ~ UjS. and v South Vietnamese naval forces destroy three Communist trawlers loaded with guns and ammunition. WASHINGTON Clark M. Clifford takes the oath today as the nation's ninth secretary of defense. Senate liberals charge Reputn lican leader Dirksen with endangering the civil rights bill. 'INTERNATIONAL A new rebellion develops in the Soviet bloc as Romania charges the Kremlin with Stalnnlst tactics and walks out of Communist meeting. NATIONAL Strikes by teachers disrupt school classes In three states. Listed KllUd In VUtnam WASHINGTON (AP) - Air Force Sgt. Thomas G. Hazelwood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas V. Hazelwood of Magnolia, was one of 57 servicemen listed by the Defense Department Thursday as killed In action in Vietnam, All Around Town son, the preacher, conducts the ceremony In which Carroll Beck weds Dennis Langston, Jan Herring is becoming "fa» mous" with her "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" routine, Adults will nave a chance to learn of "Hor» ton's Egg 1 ' by a group from the speech class, Another sWt is Changing Styles presented by fee Future Home, makers with Candy Harris as nar« Pruden, Lanmr Cot By The Star Stiff Ralph L, Crutchfield Sr., Spar- a cost of $78,300. ^ V*f »f ' *'•< •*T»^** B *»^»J| »**•* +*rrr + *r**^* * -^ _ . - - . _ Governors Conference in Wash- £ nbu /f; s - c ," 0is new president of Ington would find time to caucus tne National Sporting Goods As- aroong themselves remained sociation . , , he was elected at v. s H«.I a recent convention in Chicago See GOVERNORS ... Mr. CrutchfteW formerly (on page two) Sfofe Po//ce Investigate Two Wrecks lived here, moving in 1920 he operates a sporting goods store in Spartanburg with the aid of a son, Ralph L. Jr. . . his younger brother, Charles is president and general manager of WBT and WBTV In Charlotte, N.C. The National Honor takes over KXAR from 1 to 6 p,m, Saturday tor a benefit Radiothon , , , music will be played along with the Radiothon* 500 Enemy Troops Are Beaten Off By PETfiR AKNETT Associated Press Writer KHE SANH, Vietnam (AP) — More than 600 North VteV namese soldiers attacked the Khe Sanh Combat base through the fog before dawn today, They, got to the barbed wire rtaf around the base before they were driven back with at least 10 of their men killed, The Red Infantrymen charged behind three sapper platoons In. the attack on the base's eastern perimeter, which Is held by a battalion of 500 crack South Vietnamese Rangers. A flight of the U.S. Air Force's huge B52 bombers, flying In direct support of ground troops for the first time In the war, dropped tons of explosives only 750 yards In front, of the Rangers' lines. The besieged U.S. Marine base tn the northwest corner of South Vietnam was on a Red alert-meaning an attack was. believed Imminent— when the enemy soldiers came lunging' through the darkness and mist. Some of the Communist sappers succeeded In placing Ban-, galore torpedoes under the coils of barbed wire that circle the two-square-mile base, but they were killed before they could trigger the charges. This afternoon a twin-engine cargo plane crashed and burned as It was attempting to take off: from Khe Sanh. The crew and; passengers escaped, but some were Injured. As fire men rushed out to extinguish the flames, Communist gunners bracketed the wreckage with two mortar rounds, wounding several of the firefighters. >, The early morning attack was the heaviest ground assault launched so far against the 5,000 t) JS. Marines and 500 'Ringers holding the Khe Sanh base. An estimated 40,000 Communist troops are believed massed across the northern frontier for an invasion of South Vietnam's two northernmost provinces, with the Khe Sanh base their first objective. Lt. Col. David Lownds of Plantation, Fla., the base commander, said that when the attack came on the heels of a heavy mortar, rocket and artillery bombardment, he thought "this might be the big attack, but It was just another probe." He said Communist troops also made several other small attacks along the line held by Marines in the northeast and southern sections of the base. Allied casualties In all the attacks were "very light," U.S. officers said, Bloodmobile Collects 149 Pints The Red Cross Blood Mobile was In Hope this week and had a fairly successful day. The mobile unit was set up at Standard Generator Plant from 8:00 to 12:00 noon and a total of 37 pints Qf blood were given. Then the unit was moved to Bruner Ivory Handle Company from 1;00 to 5;00 p, m, ana a total of 20 pints of blood were given then. This makes a total of 149 pints given so far for Hempstead County for this fis- « n humorous, some $erjous, Pon* na coje and R*<?nel Batson wttl display their dJMJce talents as wttl the eheerleiders, teelude IXuja Con, Hoote, A woragfl fWto « Usted ss jg W | u t^^son was sm ^ t slir i Q usiy hurt, According to State Policeman wajiace mm Gentry made a The appointment of Mrs. Minnie Pearl Ross of North Little Rock as the first Negro on the state Republican Committee was Texas collided, announced yesterday . . , she is g native of Hope and was reared here by her grandmother, Mrs. Amie Cheatlum. Army Captain Johnny P, Lin« go, 28. son of Mr, and Mrs, Lloyd W, Lingo, Hope Rt« 4, completed cal year. The total quota for Adjutant General Officer basic the year is 536, course at Fort Benjamin Harrl* son, tod, recently, .during the nine»weeks course the captain, a newly commissioned officer In the Adjutant General's Corps, was trained in basic functions and The Red Cross has introduced a new method of giving blood whereby a plant or company or group can sign a contract and pledge that g5 per cent of its employees will contribute a pint principles of the Army's Admlnls* of blood within a one year period tratlve field, , ,his wife, Ger<* ~ J ' k! --' ! "~ """"" —'• Jyn, Is from {ndlanspolis, Ind, Tech*Sft t James G, WUUs, son and this will entitle every em> ployee of the plant and their jnii mediate family to blood cover' age without any charge except neUy, BonAS Carter, Mary Ellen jefUurn Wo the path of the Texas wood ka*e Corps of Engineers Holder, |Uen Turner, of Mr, and Mrs, Garrett Willis for a processing fee of $9.QQ The weekly report from Mill- O f 505 N, Elm, Hope, Is on duty for each unit of blood used, plus . v . ** . _ f r% — i ._ '- .. ..«*•»,.* «u ' i _ •_ llf*_ >. i. .in*. At-knv>*-»x,j><i tr*. f or4 m ir\\ ft rl ttf\n add to the W| He fer^S! Yesterday, "north of i°f ^ e S9 P a car driven by PWy worker collided, Trooper Martin said Smith was passing and ttjfi truck turned left, throughput the show. Tbe ^truction worker" was Tne entire cast will join »treated tor minor iajujries and re, the stain; o| the tneroe $ong, leased from a local hospital. The «'yp. Pp. and Aw»y a assisted iovest'igation is not complete. Mr. by AJan Pnttlfes ifl(J Bu^? An- Martin said, coromerclals reveal that 11,110 persons visited the lake last week. Highway jobs in area include 3.7 miles to the Bois d' Arc Creek Games %nageroent area at cost of $116,139 ... and resurfacing 4.6 Mies of Highway 355 from north of MeNab to south of Saratoga at a cost of $37,300 ... and resurfacing 355 from Saratoga to Mineral Springs at with the 435th" Strategic WJn at y*Tapio Airfield, TtoU*nd,i Sgt, Willis, a strategic Air c roan aircraft maintenance tech* nician, su^wrts BjrSg Strito. fortress bombers which daily at» tack Viet Cong targets,, ,he"*as issigned to LUUe Rock AFB, Arlc, tefore arriving in Thailand , , .the sergeant is a er«4u*te of Hope High Scnool and bis vrt^ Betty, is the daughter of Mrs, Henry Saunters of 5?0 N. Elm SJ.» Hope, any charges for administration by the hospital, any place In the United States or Canada where the hospital will accept Red Cross blood credits. This is 3 very good plan and eight industries in Hope have signed up for the program. Hope Wire Products exceeded their quota by three while tt» Blood Mobile was in Hope Tuesday. This is a fine start aj|| it is hoped that other businesses a$i industries will be signed for the plan.

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