Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 2, 1968 · Page 6
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The tragedy of Man: He starts off with a Country - and winds up with a Government! Our Daily Bread Skri TWfl by Tin Ctitff HA* H MtfifthitttfA H^H ff* WivWvlNRII With Ofh«r Idltor* The Right To Uve Comes First A ccording to some useoV&r dealers, the state's automobile Inspection law will have its most painful Impact on the poor, They say the very cheapest cars, those selling for around $100, will not be able to meet the state's minimum safety specifications, and that those who normally would buy such cars now will either have to buy somewhat more expensive (and safer) cars or pay to have the cheapest ones brought up to specifications. This Is, of course, one way of looking at the problem* There Is another and, we believe, better way of looking at it. It is from the point of view that no one has the right to drive a car that is a menace to others on the streets and highways. In fact, this is really what the 'law is all about. If a car has defects that make it dangerous, It should not be on the road— and one way of learning whether it has such defects is to have It examined periodically. No man's privilege to drive is more important than another man's right to live. This situation Is analagous to efforts to get unsafe drivers off the road. If a motorist has defects of vision or hearing or reflexes or anything else that make him a menace on the highway, he ought to be kept put of the driver's seat. This is why many states require periodic driver examinations, and we hope that Kentucky soon will ; join that list. Obviously, rigid examinations that, prevent some people from driving mean hardship. But are we going to permit a man whose disabilities might cause the deithssof half a dozen persons to continue to drive, just to spare him this individual hardship? - _^ . , ,', ., i, safe cars o'ff the street might work a hardship. But it might also save,lives of an unknowable number of persons, including those of the drivers of some of those old cars.-Louisville (Ky.) Times God: Persona Non Grata The little prayer verse, known well to millions of American Printed by city tt PH144JI VOL 89-ito. 119 - 6 Piftf SUr of Hop*, 1859, Press 192"? Consolidated Jtmiaty 18, 1029 HOft AWAHSAS, SATWMY, MUCH 2, 16*1 Member! Associated Press It Audit BarMti Av, Net Circulation 6 mes, ending Stpt, 30, 1M1 tetoft a* 'ty 5 tffl HHCUtt so kids, was banned from kindergartens the other day because it was "roo religious" to be considered by young minds, said the U. S. Court of Appeals in Chicago— backed up by the Supreme Court. In "justifying" the decision. Judge Luther Swygert said: "The secular purposes of the verse were merely adjunctive and supplemental to its basic and primary purpose, which was a religious act of praising aud thank- Ing the deity." The Constitution provides for the separation of Church and State. The courts have now extended its implications to separation of God and State.-Rocky Mount (N. C.) Telegram Romney Soys People Hot Interested By WALTER R. WEARS Associated Press Writer MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) George Rotnney, who seldom met a voter he didn't try to persuade, admitted in the end the people really weren't Interested. And so, in the words of an associate, he took the last opportunity available to exit gracefully from an exhausting, futile Republican presidential campaign that covered barely 100 days—but ranged over half the World. Actually, by the time those 100 days began, defeat was probably certain. But until he withdrew, Romney wouldn't even talk about the possibility. "I expect to win," was all he would say when people asked him who he would favor for -the GOP nomination if he couldn't have it. Week after week the gray- haired governor set out from his state capltol at,Lansing, Mich., to grip strange hands, shake his fist at the unconvinced, talk himself hoarse. He milked a cow, ran a mile, risked a ski slope. The quest covered tens of thousands of miles, cost hundreds of thousands of dollars— $275,000 in New Hampshire alone. That outlay of money and effort guaranteed him nothing In the New Hampshire presidential primary except a resounding defeat. Today, in a final gesture, Romney planned a mission of thanks to the New Hampshire campaign workers who couldn't get him the votes he needed. Admitting he could not win, and dropping from the /White House race, Romney said: "I wouldn't have missed it for the world." ( , ' aLwould he have missed? He would not have spent 'two icy hours shaking hands in 15- below-zero weather as the sun rose over a Nashua, N.H., parking lot. V Pakistan Accepts Land Agreement RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — President Mohammed Ayub Khan said in a broadcast today that Pakistan accepts the decision of the Rann of Kutch Tribunal giving Pakistan 10 per cent of the desolate border area it contested with India. The tribunal handed down its decision in Geneva Feb. 19 dividing the area India and Pakistan fought over briefly In the spring of 1965. Although India was awarded 90 per cent of the uninhabited tract which may or may not have oil underneath it, there was an outcry in India because that country didn't get it all. But Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, after almost a week of delay, said her government would abide by a previous pledge to accept the ruling. Tax Tak* Up In f •bniary By THE ASSOCIATED *RESS UTTLE ROCK (AP) - The state Revenue Department re* ported Thursday that general revenue collections in February totaled $14,536,038. The agency said the collections for February were $285," 771 more than the $14,260,866 collected In February 1961 Soviet Bloc Has a Hew Rebellion BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A new rebellion has developed In the Soviet bloc, with Romania accusing the Kremlin of Stalinist tactics and walking out of the meeting of 66 Communist parties being held in Budapest. A communique Issued today after an all-night huddle of conference officials expressed regret over the Romanian action. The Romanian delegation walked out Thursday night after failing to win acceptance for two demands: repudiation of a Syrian attack on Romania's position on the Arab-Israeli question, and a promise that there would be no more attacks on Red China or any other Communist party during the remainder of the session. There was speculation that the split might prove as important as the break between Russia and Yugoslavia in 1948, when Tito rebelled against Stalin's dictatorial rule. Nikita Khrushchev made peace with Tito, but an even more serious split in the Communist world developed with the break between Peking and Moscow. Romania has sought to steer a neutral course in the conflict between the Soviet Union and Red China. Since Nicolae Ceausescu became Romanian* Communist party'secretary-general in 1965, Bucharest has also challenged the Kremlin's domination of the Soviet bloc and asserted Romanian independence-from Soviet economic, military and political control. Romania has objected all along to Soviet pressure for a world Communist conference. The Romanians argued that since Red China did not want such a conference, to hold one would solidify the break. However, the Romanian party finally agreed to come to Budapest for the meeting to discuss the proposed world conference. When Poland and then the Soviet Union broke a preconfer- ence agreement to refrain from attacks on any Communist party and criticized the Chinese, Romania sat silent. Attacks also came from East Germany and France, Then Khaled Baghdash, the leader of the Syrian Communist party, accused the Romanians of being pro-Israeli because theirs was the only Communist government that refused to charge Israel with aggression in the June war. Civil Disorder County ««li Farm Program to Cost Billions f P« 01 ttiitai In WASHINGTON (AP) - Tin chairman of the House Appro* prlations Committee says pro* grams recommended by tht President's CommlsslononCittl Disorders could cost hundreds of billions of dollars and "this Is wholly unrealistic." The commission's report, *dd> ed Rep. George H, Mahon, r> Tex., "may raise hopes and expectations which could do more harm than good." He contended it Is unsound to suggest that racial prejudice can be cured by spending huge sums of money* His comments Friday joined a flow of criticism—most of It from Southern congressmen- directed at the findings of the group that spent seven months Investigating last year's riots. Other congressmen praised the report* The panel released a 12,000- word summary report Thursday night and issues the rest of the document— some 250,000 words — this evening. In it's summary, the commission urged massive, compassionate and sustained efforts to halt separation of the races, in-' eluding programs to provided million jobs, 6 million housing units, better slum schools and a welfare system designed to guarantee "a minimum standard of decent living." : One commission member, Sen. Fred R. Harris, D-Okla., said many of the recommendations can be met by adopting legislation already before Congress, such as the civil rights bill. "If we do run Into programs that need money," Harris said, "we should enact the necessary taxes." ' .Another,,, commissioner, * Rep, JJ William W. McCullOugh; ROhio, agreed with Harris many recommendations are before Congress "in one form or another." Rep. James C. Gorman, D- Calif., also a commission member, singled out help for the police, jobs for young people and summer education as "the most important aspects which need immediate attention before this summer." Sen. Edward S. Muskie, D- Maine, called the report a "blunt appraisal of the Injustices blighting the total environment of inner-city residents." And Sen. Abraham A. Ribicoff, D-Coiuu, called for steps to "let each individual walk with dignity." Aft* Harvesting, fish. L to R: Fred Garner, now tn Houston; Vemon Huekabee, Jr., now serving In Vietnam; Bill Oiler, Henderson State College; Paul Oiler. Heavy Battles in South Vietnam 9AIGON (AP)- Allied forces fought heavy bottles at both ends of South Vietnam'* northern frontier Friday and reported killing 330 enemy soldiers,, many of them with a sheet of machine-gun fire from armored tn the area of one of the bat* ties, In which South Vietnamese rangers at Khe Sanh reported killing 10 enemy attackers Friday, U.S. B52 bombers and smaller fighter-bombers kept tip what has become the biggest air campaign of the war, : The eight-engine B52s aimed t.S million pounds of bombs In 10 raids Friday and today at North Vietnamese troops tunneling toward the- Khe Sanh combat base. One strike was only WASHINGTON (AP) - As far 780 yards from the allied posl HOT SPRffiC*, Ark, the Defense Department nounced that Marine Thomas F, Young, 21, of Hot Springs had txwn killed In te> (Ion it! Vietnam, Voting, a newscaster with Armed Force* tit* vision in Vietnam, had previously been listed as missing in action. Young's wife/ Jean Ellen, and their daughter live at Hot Springs. Young, the brother of Mack Young of Little Rock, an announcer for radio station KAHK, was killed during the Viet Cong offensive Feb* 3 at Hue. Democrats All Wont McCormack By WILLIAM F, ARBOGAST Associated Press Writer A barrel of fingerilngs. By «MARY ANITA LASETER Star Feature Writer Gives $21,000 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov. Wlnthrop Rockefeller withdrew $21,000 from his emergency fund Thursday and gave it to the state Revenue Department. The money is to be used to pay the extra help hired to process motor vehicle and driver licenses and delinquent state income tax lists. Street Department Using Hew Machine The Sireei Departme^ usfcf thejr «jev Prott Excavator installing 550 feft* of 30" concrete storm sewer Itee along Texas Street, tat eastern hpipfery of fce public HOUSES Project aad toat area, Qbservinf Jhs worfc are City pit recto CUy afe •» «• Hope St*r Pfc>to Bm Wra stree| superintendent, Dewey SeU w4 Garland Wedcters, This js a part of a drtlu. divert water aronad tos bousing area, • • .Spring will be here In less than 3, weeks. And you know what happens in spring to birds and bees and a young man's fancy? The thing is true of fish. \ We were.talklng.to Paul OU^. who has two fish farms in the Blevlns-McCasklll area of northern Hempstead County, and he says that pond and lake waters will soon be warming up and by the middle of March channel catfish will begin to feed vigorously. He ought to know, for he has been raising channel catfish commercially since January 1965. Today, he has 12 ponds of his own and two more that he leases, and they range in size from % acre to4 l /a acres. They are stocked with about 1,500 fingerilngs per acre. We should start at the beginning with this fish story. And Mrs. Oiler supplied us with an interesting aspect to it. It seems that after the spawning period when the eggs are laid, the mama catfish swims away and leaves everything else to papa. He Is the one who hatches the eggs and watches aftor the "fries" until they are able to care for themselves. It surprised me that the newly hatched fish, which are not much more than two eyeballs, are called "fries." (U takes 21 months for them to reach maturity and be Involved in my kind of Fish Fries,) The first year they grwo to the "fingerllng" stage of 4 to 6 inches, and the second year they mature lo a weight of 1 to 1% pounds. That is when they are ready for the market. Paul Oiler has retail outlets In Hope, Prescott, Nashville, Texarkana, Magnolia, art Lewisville, He is able to fill only about one-tenth of the orders he receives, and the shortage of help is the primary reason he cannot increase his operation. U has been said that people like Paul Oiler are pioneering in a new industry—fish farn> ing. To be entirely truthful, fish farming has been around for a long t|me, Asians, Europeans, even the early Romans grew fish in fertilized ponds. (Explanation: Fish don't eat fertilizer. The plant food nutriants stimulate the growth of small plants in the water. Aquatic bugs feed on the plant life and furnish fco} for the fish,) It was simply that farmers In this area didn't take seriously the idea of fish farming until the late 1950's. Sen J. William Fu|bright got behind the idea aid advocated legislation in '57 that encouraged the development of the industry. Today, the fish raised In this manner are considered farm products, and are opt included in the rules aid regulations of sppr{s-mind«J groups like the Game and Fish PAUL OLLER Paul Oiler, member of the American Fisheries Society and immediate past 1st vice-president of the American Fish Farmers Federation, Commission. The growing business of fish farming will have a very Important role In the future of the world. Seriously, Many nations are threatened with (he prospect of starvation, and if predictions hold true, many more will be faced with the same problem In a few short years. One of the chief causes of malnutrition is a diet lacking In protein, and one of the best sources of protein is fish. Inland water such as the artesian wells which supply Paul Oiler's Fish Farms are a great advantage in case contamination is ever present in rivers, streams, or large bodies of water as the result of nuclear explosion. But peacefully speaking, Paul Oiler's fish have made a "big splash" In homes and restaurants in our area, simply because they taste so good. Corporal Punishment Ruled Out CUMMINS PRISON FARM, Ark. (AP) - A rule prohibiting the use of corporal punishment at Cummins anjj Tucker prison farms has been approved by the state Penitentiary Board. The board took the action without debate and with little comment. Gov. Wjjithrop Kotkefellef withdrew a provision from the Department of Corrections bill similar to the one adopted by the board. The General Assembly approved the Department of Corrections bill in tht recent special sessioo. as most of his Democratic col leagues are concerned, Rep. John W. McCormack of Massachusetts can keep his post as speaker of the House as long a* he wants-and as long as the Democrats retain control. There have been suggestions that McCormack step down In favor of a younger man more closely In touch with modern times. The speaker was 76 years old last December but seems In excellent health. Aides claim he has missed only one work day In the last eight years, and that was to attend a school dedication In Boston. Because h« abhors facial makeup and lacks a ruddy complexion, McCormack doesn't always look too robust on the television screen. He won't publicly discuss* suggestions that he step down from the House speakership to which he ascended when S»m "Rtyburn of Telfts died In -November 1961. But those .close to him say he has no Intention of yielding the gavel so long as he feels able to handle the job. At the close of the 1964 session of Congress which enacted much of President Johnson's "Great Society" program, the P r e s ide nt described McCormack as one of the outstanding speakers of alt time. If an attempt were to be mad« to unseat him, McCormack would have two big things in his favor- tradition and a widespread friendship among his colleagues. Never in the history of Congress as far as is known, and certainly not In the last 100 years for which records are available, has an incumbent speaker been denied re-election when his political party remained in power and he remained a member or the House. Several speakers have died while in office; others have retired and some have sought other offices. One, Joseph G. Cannon, 011- nolfl Republican, was stripped of much of his authority in a revolt against his assumption of almost dictatorial powers. But h« wasn't thrown out of his job. McCormack's widespread popularity among his colleagues stems largely from his reluctance to say no to a legislative request from friends, He has scheduled and helped pass many pet bills of maoy members. He has the final say on what bills the House »U1 consider, Soys frg of Excellence o Flop ttons and another was Just 1,000 yards away, close enough to shake allied bunkers. U.S. fighter-bombers flew 187 sorties In the area Friday and pilots reported setting off eight secondary explosions and sever* al fires In a North Vietnamese' storage area and truck park, Indicating they hit ammunition of fuel, Some 500 Vietnamese rangers, guarding Khe Sanh along with 5,000 U.S. Marines against an expected massive Communist assault, repulsed 500 North Vietnamese who made a probing attack Friday. Other South Vietnamese troops used the armored vehicles, personnel carriers with heavy machine guns, in a clash at the eastern end of the frontier. They were sweeping south of the Cua Viet Rtv«r while a special U.S. Marine landing team of perhaps 1,000 men swept the north side, about seven,, ft»il«fe sooth of^tif* eastern end of the demilitarized zone. The government forces reported killing 203 Communist soldiers, and saW eight South Vietnamese were killed and 25 wounded. The U.S. Marine unit came ashore from boats In the South China Sea more than a month ago for Its operation In the enemy stronghold area, coastal marshlands dotted by villages, sand dunes and hedgerows. U ran Into heavy fire Friday and spokesmen said 36 Commu« nists and 22 Marines were killed and 8*7 Marines wounded tn the day-long battle that followed. The allied forces sweeping through the Cua Viet Delta are trying to take Communist pressure off the provincial capital of Quang Tri, seven miles to the south, and to keep open Highway 1, a key supply route to allied bases from Da Nang to the northern frontier. Just to the west of the delta, U.S. Marines reported killing 21 enemy troops with artillery after a Communist force of unknown size was spotted moving In the open two miles north of Con Thlen. In air raids on North Vietnam, all-weather Navy A8 Intruders attacked one of four vital highway bridges in the key port city of Haiphong and a cargo transfer and storage complex on the Red River only 1,8 miles southeast of the center of Hanoi. The Haiphong bridge attacked Friday Is only one mile west of the center of the city, on the main route to Hanoi. The raiders also attacked a railroad yard halfway along that route in one of 69 missions for the day. of the JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) State Rep. J,3. Boqkout Jonesboro saW Thursday "Era of Excellence" O f GOV. Wlnthrop Rockefeller "appears to be in the process of becoming a complete flop." "The people placed tht reias of state government Ln the hands of an inept goveriwtr who is seltiom la bis office and who is far more interested, to the two-partly system tben the people in Arkansas," Bookout said. He sak} hie bad come to the conclusion (hit the "Era of Excellence" was nothing more than a "Madison Avenue advertising agency's catch term," Bookout also said a request for a tax increase appears certain. Woe Bargain LOS ANGELES (AP) Bridegroom Philip L, Metzen, 26, says he really got» bargain when he married Diana Zipkin, 20, in a L«ap Year Day wedding Thursday, Technically it means be will have to buy an aoniver* sary present only once every tow years. Also, the bride paW the |6 tor the marriage license, "I dWa't propose actually, tntf I would have if lie hadn't," com« mealed the bride, iuiiiit Day in : Carol History PANAMA (AP) ^ Tfce ras Aaal bid the busiest day in Us 14-year history Tb^raJay as 65 shJps pushed through the waterway by midnight to cjear up the backlog caused by Uw grounding Sunday of a freighterin

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