Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 4, 1968 · Page 9
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 9

Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, March 4, 1968
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* liint A Geld Banquet MrC (MR) STM» PTtttlf If Offtif Ttnktr Pott f Son /ii0n *»*• If All DURHAM, Mattie (AP) * Mrs. Constance Footman has been re-elected town clefk— and also treasurer* tax eo1le«torand constable by write-in, there were no formal candi- By R, GREGORY Associated Press Writer SAN JUAN, P,R, (AP) » Aft dates for the posts decided at oil slick four miles long and a the town meeting Saturday in mile wW« threatened to drive this community of about 1,000 thousands of vacationing sun residents, and only bnu other worshipers from Puerto Rico's luxury beaches today after & name was written In. Several Maine communities Liber Ian tanker broke up at the have officers serving in ft mim- mouth of San Juan harbor. Some of the Ocean Eagle's 6 million gallons of oil washed up on the white sand In front of the Carlbe Hilton Hotel Sunday night, and the slick drifted toward the other luxury hotels along the beach in the plush Condado area, It was the second such mishap to a Llbertan-flag tanker within a year. Last March 18, the 61,263-ton American-owned Tor* rey Canyon, five times as big as the Ocean Eagle, broke up on a reef off Britain's southwest coast and spilled millions of gallons of oil onto the beaches of the National Assembly prepared southern England and France. , 0 consider a petition asking his The British government is suing impeachment on charges of ille- the owners for $8,156,000 to pay ga i political activity, for the cleaning operation. -»~ .. . The U.S. Coast Guard sprayed ber of positions. In the ISO-person community of Vienna, Frit* Eaton, 84, was elected to his 62nd one-year term as town clerk. Panama May Impeach President By LUIS NOLI PANAMA (AP) - President Marco A. Robles and his Cabinet were holed up In National headquarters today as emulsifying chemicals on oil The National Union of Opposition, a group of five parties, claimed it had enough votes to from the Ocean Eagle drifting suspcnd R 0b les from office and into San Juan harbor and re ported "encouraging results." U.S. Navy tugs brought more leader First chemicals for the oil threaten- Max Delvallo Ing the tourist beaches three ' Table decorations were made by Dens I. H, m. miles away, but officials said trying to cover the entire slick would be a tremendous task. "1 don't think anybody will be swimming," said Carlos Santiago, assistant manager of the Caribe Hilton. Oil still poured from the two halves of the 12,065-ton tanker and the front half was blocking the harbor entrance. Tugs attempted to pull it out to sea where it could be sunk without endangering traffic but had to give up because "apparently it Is hard aground," a spokesman said. order an Impeachment trial by the assembly. An opposition Vice President then would become chief executive. Robles and his Cabinet moved Sunday Into the headquarters of the guard, Panama's army. The pro government television station said he had "assumed corn- fTiand" of the guard in order to face up lo "subversion," The Opposition radio said the guard continued under "absolute control" of Brig. Gen, Bolivar Val- larlno. There were no outward signs of tension in the capital. The rival candidates in the presidential election May 12 broadcast appeals to their followers to rally today In the leg- First Mate Panglotls Mlchae- istative plaza, opposite the Na- lopoulos said the ship dropped flonal Assembly building, anchor at the harbor entrance The candidates are engineer about 7 a.m. Sunday to take David Samudio, who has Ro- aboard a harbor pilot, suddenly It snapped in two just behind the main superstructure. "I heard a loud noise," he bles' support, and Dr. Arnulfo Arias of the opposition, who tyflt& has been elected president of Panama and twice deposed. said. "Then I saw oil pouring The...winner should take office In fro m the sides of the ship Into •the water. A few m,lnute,s la '~ refinery In San Juan. Bruce Bennett Considering Running Again tobeiY ports circulated that ropre- luvejj of the administration ship." . < /'" and "the opposition met at guard The 35-man Greek crew .was headquarters to discuss acorn- taken off without Injury in About promise,-, including cancelation 20 minutes. of today's rallies, but there was The ship, owned by Transo- no word on the outcome, ceanic Tankers Corp. and > The charges against Robles Northern Transatlantic Carriers are based on his support of Sa- Corp., was carrying oil from mudlo. The Christian Democrat Venezuela to the Caribbean oil party, which has no seats in the assembly, filed a complaint that Robles violated constitutional provisions banning the president from participating in a political campaign. * It also accused him of firing government employes opposing _ Samudio and permitting the use EL DORADO,"Ark. (AP) Former Atty. Gen. Bruce Ben- purposes, nett, 50, of El Dorado, an un- When he came oul for Samu " successful candidate for the d !°» Robles lost the support of Democratic gubernatorial nomi- four ot the el & nt parties that nation in 1960, Is considering carried him to power in 1964. another race for the job tills ^ opposition union said it now summer. has 29 deputies in the42-seat as"Right now, I would say my wnbly who will vote to suspend chances are excellent," he said Robles. A vote of two-thirds of Saturday, "I expect to keep con- the deputies-28-is needed. Op- tacting my friends over the Position sources said the gov- state during March and will ernment was pressing at least make up my mind about the tnree deputies to desert the op- last of the month," position. Bennett, defeated in 1966 by :; Arias said in his broadcast Atty, Gen. Joe Purcell, ran speech that free elections would third in a field of five Demo- b « impossible under Robles, Sa- cratic gubernatorial candidates mudto "Piled that the opposl- in J9GO, M°n maneuver Is a "parllarnen- He had served as attorney tarv COU P d'etat," He said the general from 1956-60 and was opposition deputies are "partial re-elected in 1962 a«J 1994. Judges" who will vote In compll- Bennett currently is practic. * nce with Instructions issued by ing Jaw both here and at LJWe *elr parties, Rock. REFUGEES' plead for permission lo cross barbud-wlrc barricade nt end of bridge spanning Hues Perfume FUver. Baby Found in Offiiers Feel Shopping Bag Clifford Will SEATTLE (AP) - Mrs, VMIIViy WWII I British Are Investigating Explosions LONDON (AP)•- Police are investigating explosions in London, (he Netherlands and Italy which damaged two American installations, two Spanish embassies, a Greek embassy and a Portuguese embassy over the weekend. Nine minor injuries were reported, to police and firemen at the Spanish Embassy In the Hague, the Dutch capital. A blast Sunday shattered four windows and wrecked a door at a U.S. officers' club In London, An Army spokesman said most of the 125 people in (he building, mainly Army officers and their families, slept through It. Police searched for a car seen in the neighborhood just before the explosion. Police believed left-wing extremists were Involved. A mile away an explosive device shattered a garden door at (he Spanish Embassy and caused minor damage to the West Gorman Embassy next 'd66r;" ' """' '' ""'"' •'- -•• The U.S. consulate in Turin, Italy, was rocked by an explosion Saturday night which shattered windows and caused other damage. U.S. Consul-General Glvon Parsons also theorized that leftist extremists were responsible. Guards at the U.S. Embassy in Rome and other American government buildings in Italy were pu( on special alert. The Hague had three explosions Sunday. They shattered windows in the Greek and Span- 7sh Embassies and damaged an outer wall of the Portuguese Embassy, Erik Zwitser, 19, a member of a pro-Peking youth group, said Dutch anarchists were responsible for the explosions. Speaking to newsmen at police headquarters, where he said he had been brought for questioning, Zwitser said his group was not involved, President to Try to End Copper Strike WASH1NGTO N (AP) - President Johnson bids today to generate around-the-clock negotiations aimed at ending a 7% • month-old copper strike he has said could hurt the U.S. defense effort. Johnson summoned leaders of the 26 unions and four major Jamos G. Kirk wsts curious when she saw a shopping bug near hor front door upon returning home from church Sunday. "When 1 saw it move," she said, "I called my husband," Inside they found a baby boy, The baby was reported doing welt at King County Hospital Sunday night, Soys Crew fo Ask LBJ to Admit Spying TOKYO (AP) - North Korea said today the crew of the USS Puoblo had signed an open letter calling on President Johnson to "frankly admit" they were spying In North Korean territorial waters "and sincerely apologize." The Korean Central News Agency said the tetter was signed by Capt, Lloyd M, Bucher, the skipper of the U.S. Navy Intelligence-gathering ship, and the 81 surviving members of his crew. One other crewman was reported killed when North Korean navy boats captured the Pueblo off the east coast of North Korea on Jan. 23. Tho North Koreans claimed the Pueblo was In their territorial waters. The United States said the ship was In International waters. Tho Communist agency said the ship's crew wrote the President "to request your assistance In our repatriation." It said the letter listed five points at which the Pueblo trespassed In North Korean waters "in order to obtain electronic and visual Intelligence," They were 9.8 miles from Kal Tan, north of Chongjln; 11.2 miles from Orang Dan, 10,75 miles and 11,3 miles from Nan Do, east of Songjln; 8.2 miles from Ansong Kap, In the Mayang Do area, and 7.6 miles from Yo Do, in the Wonsan area, copper producers involved In the prolonged strike to a late- afternoon White House meeting. "1 shall request the parties to resume collective bargaining negotiations on an around-the- clock basis with the assistance of the secretaries of defense, la- bar and commerce," the President saki Friday in calling the meeting. Saying there is "no foreseeable prospect" that the companies and unions might otherwise settle their differences soon, Johnson warned the strike could "begin to have a substantial effect on our defense effort." Some 50,000 workers In 22 states are striking four major producers; Kennecott, American Smelting 4 Refining, Anaconda and Phelps Paige. Slalavaiing the issue is a union demand for cornpanywkie bargaining-a demand the companies have refused even to discuss. The unions want to make each company deal simultaneously with all unions representing its workers at all its facilities in several states, with a common contract expiration date for all unions. Wages and fringe benefits also are at i&sue, with the strikers seeking % package similar to the $1.07 in hour recently granted by U.S. Metals Refining Co., Carteret, N.J., when it settled with its striking workers. Waxes at the fov major firms range from $2,66 to |3,67 an hour. White House-sponsored bargaining sessions have led to settlement of recent strikes in such tey industries as steel, raii- ar4 airlines. Consult Them WASHINGTON (AP) - Senior military offlcersarepredlel- Ing new Secretary of Defense Clark M. Clifford will consult them earlier in the decision- making process than did Robert S, McNamara, Throughout his seven years as defense chief, MeNamara contended he consulted the Joint Chiefs of Staff often and that they were brought In on the for- matlon of policy more than ever before. But military leaders complained that thalr views were solicited by the civilians, In effect, only after the course of action had pretty much been decided. One member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said privately, "MeNamiira relied mostly on his systems analysts and other civilians on MR staff for advice," and thai JCS members wore asked to comment after the "scenario" was set, The implication of these and similar renwrks was thaUemlgr military officers anticipate the Influence of the civilian "whiz kids" will be downgraded under Clifford, and that he will lean more on the chiefs for counsel. Both Clifford, who was sworn In last Friday, and President Johnson have indicated they expect the top civilian control of the armed services to remain as firm as It became under Me- Namara. Johnson pointedly stated that "control of the military will reside firmly and forever In hands of men that are directly responsible to the people," This was Interpreted as a warning to the generals and admirals not to challenge Clifford's supremacy. During his Senate confirmation hearing Jan. 25, Clifford was asked whether he had any doubt about the "authority of the secretary of defense to control the decisions" ofhisdepart- ment or the subordinate parts of it. "No, sir," said Clifford firmly. "These last seven years have been an Interesting Illustration of the ability of the secretary ot utilize the powers that pros* ently exist In order to make the principal decisions," he added, Clifford playt'd a pivotal role In drafting the legislation under which the armed services were brought together under a unified Defense Department more than two decades ago. It Is unlikely that the generals and admirals would undertake any overt challenge. But there has been speculation the armed services might try to test the new secretary's mettle and his determination to retain a tight rein on the military. Senior officers also predict Clifford will undertake a kind ol missionary work with Congress before the administration proposes new programs. Mc- Narnara's technique, they said, was to present the facts and figures at a formal hearing, with no attempt at Informal personal lobbying on Capitol Hill. "Congressmen like a little personal attention from the secretary of defense," said a member of the JCS. "McNamari couldn't bring himself to do this." Some top military men said they think Clifford, a long-time * U , orney »!? W *sWngton pollU- cal pro, wilt use wt$c one general called "lawyer's logic" in dealing with Congress rather than laying down ikNamara• type statistics and cost-effectiveness data.

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