Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 8, 1968 · Page 9
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Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, March 8, 1968
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Body of Om Purple Martin House Marine It Recovered Associated Press Writer QUANtldO, Va< (AP) •» the near*freefcing waters of the Po* tomae River apparently permit* ted no survivors from a group of nine enlisted men— expert swimmers ail-who attempted a crossing in a large canoe, Hand-picked trainees at a Ma* rine school for physical fitness Instructors at this Marine base, they included five Vietnam vet« erans, The body of one victim was recovered Thursday about eight miles below thd base. He was identified as Marine Staff Sgt, Kenneth N. Andrews, Eighteen hours before, he and his eight classmates had set out to cross and reCross the river in a canoe large enough to hold all comfortably, Life preserver cushions were used as kneeling pads by the paddlers. A massive larid, Water and air search continued today for the seven Marines'and one Navy man still missing but hopes for finding them alive had dimmed. The men- one instructor and eight students--were beginning the ninth week of a 12-week course at the Physical Fitness Academy, a school training instructors in close combat, physical fitness and water survival. Their class was the second to go through the academy, which opened last April. The men expected to cross the Potomac to the Maryland shore — a distance of 2.2 miles—and return in two hours. They had spent two days becoming familiar with their 25- foot long, 4-foot wide canvass canoe in short trips close to shore before attempting the river crossing. They left the base at 2:30p.m. Wednesday and apparently made it across because fishermen spotted them in mid-river about 4:15 p.m., heading toward the base "with everybody rowing strong and everything going fine." When they didn't arrive at the pier at 4:30 p.m. a crash boat was dispatched to search for them. Then came the helicopters. : About two hours later, the empty canoe was spotted capsized in the water. Although the men were described as expert swimmers, the 36-degree water temperature was believed too cold for even the best-conditioned human to survive in. They wore sweatsuits and gym shoes. Rhodesia to Execute More Africans SALISBURY, Rhodesia (AP) — Rhodesia's white minority regime is expected to execute more Africans despite the mounting uproar touched off abroad by the hanging Wednesday of three blacks reprieved by Queen Elizabeth n. Eight more blacks convicted of terrorism were sentenced to death by the Rhodesian High Court Thursday, bringing to 115 the number of Africans facing execution In Rhodesia. In London on Thursday Prime Minister Harold Wilson ruled out any reprisal action that could sever Britain's frail link with its former colony. Wilson attempted to enlist support of the Conservatives and Liberals for an all'party resolution in Parliament accusing Smith's regime of an inhuman, unlawful and immoral act, But Conservative leader Edward Heath would not go along, Wilson said his government is showing restraint partly be» cause of the others under the death sentence. There were also fears in London that mass hang' ings In Rhodesia could provoke the blacks into starting a massacre. One Labor ite member of the British House of Commons, WU' jiam MoUoy, called tor an emergency meeting of the Commonwealth nations to consider means of bringing down Smith's regime. "Unless this is done swiftly," ne said, "the blood thai has been let loose this week might result in a bloodbath in Africa." / Specifications for a Martin house. Floor space 6x6 inches. Depth of cavity 6 inches. Diameter of entrance $k inches. Entrance 1 inch above the floor. Height of house above the ground 15-20 feet. Copper Strike Weather Talks Getting Nowhere By NEIL GILBRIDE AP Labor Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Negotiations called by the White B House in an effort to settle the Experiment Sta° tjon report for 24» hours ending at 7 a.m. Friday, High 60, Low 40 Forecast THE ASSOCIATED PRESS in the , , 00OJ *!,,. ARKANSAS-Cloudy to partly reSlv a^etZ\y e cloud * ^ mlld throu ? Sat , ul> reponeuiy <*rc gmuug iiuwueic. , with a chance of a few Sources say another nudgejrom showers and thundershowers to- President Johnson may be in nlght and Saturday. Low tonight the offing. ....•_-. The unwieldy talks, involving more than 100 negotiators and spread through a dozen or more rooms in the Executive Office Building just steps from the White House, are bogged down in procedural details ' and renewed 'hostili'ty over wage offers, these sources said. Despite a news blackout im Weather Elsewhere SENATORS WANTS from Page One incidents of Aug. 2 and 4, 1964, involving two U.S. destroyers and North Vietnamese torpedo boats. He concluded the Johnson administration gave misleading information to Congress regarding alleged attacks by the Communist vessels. Kennedy renewed his charge there is "deep seated corruption" in the South Vietnamese government. He said Johnson had commented on such allegations recently in a Beaumont, Tex., speech that "there'ssteali ing in Beaumont, Tex." "If there's stealing in Beaumont, Tex., it's not bringing about the deaths of Americaji By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High Low Albany, cloudy 35 15 Albuquerque, cloudy 55 40 61 35 Awl? from Adult Pfcfuras Mfsi Henfy setffians, mana«ef of the saefifar ftftd Dixie Drive In theatres in Mope, has returned from attending the showarama convention in Kansas £117 Mtes* ourl, with 1500 other theatre exe» eutives from 42 states, While there Mrs. Seamans was present when dharlton Heston was awarded the "Star of the Year" trophy, tftd Stella awns the female star of the year^ The presentation to Miss Stevens, a Memphis born girl, was awarded after Mrs, Seamans and other theatre people had seen & pre* •view of her new picture "Where Angels go — Trouble Follows", co starring Rosalind Russell, Mrs, Seamans stated-"This is the kind of motion picture f love to show in Hope-' a picture for the whole family, load* ed with laughs, t can hardly wait for you to get to see it," It will be released this summer* Many other stars were present at the convention Including Raquel Welch, Debbie Reynolds, George Jessell* Previews of more than SO films were also seen while In Kansas City, Mrs. Seamans commented—"1 can see a trend away from adult pictures, back to family pictures starting this year. We will have some of both in the near future-but our pictures look really fine for 1968, "For example— in Hope during the next month we will offer such films as "Happiest Millionaire" and "Jungle Book" from Disney. That sensational true life adventure "High Wild and Free". The giant spectacle of "Spartacus" starring Charlton Heston, who I was thrilled to meet at the convention, will be here soon. For variety we will have the political story that is the talk of the nation, "The President's Any- lyst"-and for action Frank Sinatra as "Tony Rome". For real adult entertainment— we will bring to Hope the film the supreme court ruled as 'not obscene'-but we will show it only with proof of age 18 or older"I am a Woman". , We must mention the forthcoming showing of what,we consider one of the fine films of this year "To Sir With Love", starring Sidney Pot- ier.j* SUBiLltON from U.S. Moving aaaa^foJiui SB-, .i'ift "• ^n 1 , W over the people art) shroud (he Milan's e«f«'weft yHif.' r < He also sotittl aelidti ott wit* er polimioft titi control of *'t?>e debris of civilisation" IllfeHftg iaftJ scapes an! spoiling beach' es, "eoftservatten's concern ftdw is not only for man'si enjoyment but for man's survival," he said. Secretary of the Interior Slewart L, Udall told newsmen the program carries a $1 4 2 billion price tag, compared with $565 million now being spent, Udall called the message "the most comprehensive, most significant conservation message ever sent up to Congress by a President," A key proposal was more government aid to communities building waste-treatment plants to fight water pollution, with the aim of generating $1.4 billion worth of plant construction. The President also urged final congressional action on legislation to save these natural wonders* 1. The Potomac River, which weaves along Washington, dryland and Virginia for some 200 miles, by making it a national river, because failure to preserve It "will make us the shame of generations to come." 2. California— Desolation wilderness In El Dorado National Forest, Ventana Wilderness in Los Padres National Forest, wilderness-area designation for the San Rafael and San Gabriel wilderness expanses. 3. Colorado—The Flat Tops. 4. Arizona-? Mt. Baldy, Pine Mountain, Sycamore Canyon. 5. The Spanish Peaks. Johnson said other possible preservation areas being surveyed are in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Georgia and Florida. ' The President also asked Congress to strengthen government controls dealing with aircraft noise. Planes would be certified on the basis of noise levels. Jockey Rides Three Winners MIAMI (AP) - Fernando Toro, a Chilean-born jockey, rode three winners at Gulf- stream Park Thursday. toald interfere tltti « ,t!H satisfactory Fairbanks, clear Fort Worth, cloudy Helena, cloudy 51 Honolulu, cloudy M Indianapolis, cloudy 54 Atlanta, clear posed by Secretary of Labor W. Bismarck, rain Willard Wlrtz, one Insider said, Boise, cloudy "There's a feeling Johnson Is Boston, cloudy going to have to get both parties Buffalo, cloudy back together." Chicago, cloudy White House press secretary Cincinnati, cloudy George Christian said Johnson Cleveland, clear hasn't seen the negotiators since Denver, clear first calling them to the White rjes Moines, rain House last Monday. Then he Detroit/clear warned that the strike was threatening the U.S. foreign- trade position, prosperity at home and supplies for the Vietnam war. Christian's only report on the Jacksonville", cloudy 61 negotiations Thursday was that juneau, cloudy 39 talks were continuing between the 26 striking unions and the 4 big copper firms—Kennecott, Anaconda, Phelps Dodge and American Smelting and Refining. But informed sources said company negotiators were irritated at what they felt were vague and excessive union wage demands, and representative to walk out unless he got a meaningful counter-offer from one of the companies. "They aren't getting anyplace," one report said. "They're a long way from doing anything." The unions reportedly were gait Lk, City, cloudy 50 asking three.year Increases of san Diego, rain 58 33 50 28 34 20 31 25 52 33 54 34 35 28 57 W. 60 41 44 25 27 66 16 54 29 M 28 44 33 Kansas'City, cloudy 64 46 Los Angeles, rain 61 52 Louisville, clear Memphis, cloudy Miami, cloudy Milwaukee, cloudy Mpls.^t,P,, cloudy New Orleans, clear New York, clear Okla. City, clear that one union Omaha, cloudy was threatening Philadelphia, clear Phoenix, cloudy Pittsburgh, clear Ptlnd, Me,, cloudy Ptlnd, Ore., clear Rapid City, cloudy Richmond, clear St. Louis, rain 54 30 63 41 71 66 52 28 58 37 67 42 39 31 58 54 63 44 41 25 71 52 46 27 32 52 66 50 59 65 57 49 71 47 46 19 32 42 22 35 34 56 50 38 55 27 27 $1,50 to $2 per hour In increased san Fran./cloudy wages and fringe benefits, com* Seattle, clear pared with about $1 accepted In' Tampa, clear previous settlements with three smaller firms, PrestriKe wages ranged from $2,66 to $3,67 an hour, averaging $3,28 industrywide for various mining, smelting, refining and bargaining, fabricating jobs, DroloS The unions' joint negotiating [ Qrn ^fuV'copper strike in his team reportedly was also run- • * - ' • — -••• -- ->-•-• Washington, clear Winnipeg, rain (M- Missing) (T- Trace) ion demands for company' the issue that has prolonged" the wajk«out into the ibi.iw.-fra* 'a*™* SStJa'STrrtS."•"* dealing with the larger number of negotiators for the four eom« panies, "One spjppany is platooning Us people against the same un» ion group," it was reported, Each company's negotiations are split into three or mprf groups because they refuse m» !*•••• H •»•••• ^| He'll hive a cheery 'Think you 1 mf light php», U it Witb ityWl Pill You see, to collect, • Wllh .*» He U ?ppreci?te "Th»nk im ' Christian denied an earlier re, port that jQhnson suggested on Monday the negotiators concen' trate on money issues and set a§We the cpmpany»wide bar* gaining issue at least for the time being* The source pfthe report, who aftended the Monday meeting stu?fc with his version after Christian's denial, "This is my understanding o| what the Pres* i<jent said, 1 ' he insisted, Johnson h,a$ urged the nego» tlators to use as a framework a government ' recommendation rejecjgd earlier by the unions to bjreii tne talks into three majjj segments. One woujd coyer copper mininij smelting and refins tog. fhe second would cover production of other uoafcirous metals susij aj Sen. Mark 0. .,-... said the escalation declslptj "should not be made by j bne man." Others who said Congress should be consulted In? eluded Sens. Frank Church, D- Idaho, Clifford P. Case, R-N.J., and Jack Miller, R-Iowa. In Springfield, HI., Vice Preslr den Hubert H. Humphrey challenged Repubican presidential hopeful Richard Mo Nixon to teU how he would end the war. Nixon said while campaigning in New Hampshire recently that if he were elected he would end the war, "If you know how to end the war and bring peace to the Pa- : ' t cific, Mr, Candidate, let the • i '; American people hear your formula now," Humphrey said. The Negro Community By Ester Hicks Phone PR7-4678 or 4474 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY The learned understand the • reason of art; the unlearned feel the pleasure.-QuintiUan said it. CALENDAR OF EVENTS The Alter Guild of BeBee Memorial C.M.E. Church will meet In the home of Mrs, James Hall t . Sunday, March 10th, at 4 p,m» All members are urged to be present. Business of vital in> portance is on the agenda, LEST WE FORGET The Anna P, Strong Federated Club will meet tonight at 7;3Q at the home of Mrs, W, V, Rutn« erford. with Mrs,.James Crofton as hostess, The "Bethel 41 breakfast will be held Sunday morning from 7 'till 9 at the home of Mrs, W, C, Lowe, OBITUARY Mrs, Willie Ruth Lswson ReeiJ passed away at her home in Enr met, Arkansas Thursday Marsh 7,1968, Survivors are: her husband, Mr, James Reed; her mother, Mrs, Lethla LawspQ o| Emmet; foyv children, Jaroes A, Ree4 of Chicago, Blinois, Mrs, Mam jo Love of Emmet, JuJJus sn4 Juanita Faye Reed of the home; three brothersj 4. C, Lavson of Detroit, Michigan, Peary Lgwsoij pj Rocfcfordi Illinois, and Sylves* ter Law$on o| Hope, and Jw grandchildren,, f'ufl.era), arrangements are w* complete pending arrival of re» latlves, "* ture industry and be able to bring to Hope all of this grand enter, talnment." concluded Mj:s..Sea. Do//or Drain ByBKRtUft&ES Associate! Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -» the National Science Foundation and the Agency for alternation* al Development are cracking down on scientists who use for* eign airlirteg eft governffieftt>ft« nanced travel, The move is aimed at plug* ging oM source o! the U»s, dollar drain* The Johnson administration is seeking a tax on most foreign travel of U»S. citizens as one step toward reducing the bal< ance-of *payments deficit. But The Associated Press disclosed last month that the government itself IS contributing to the travel drain by not making sure that all its contractors and other U.S.-financed, nongovern- ment employes use U.S. airlines wherever possible. At a recent orientation meet-, ing, the National Science Foundation warned 180 persons who are going to India for science development work this summer that they'll have to pay for any portion of their travel flown on foreign airlines. Some prospective itineraries — one including eight separate legs on foreign airlines—have been ordered revised. Officials of both AID, which finances the India program, and NSF, a government agency which operates it, said there have been mild gripes from some participants but no official complaints. Russell Dills, assistant director of AID's office of technical support, contended the travel has "been pretty well policed" in the past. 'But he acknowledged "there's no question about It" that enforcement is being stepped up now. A National Science Foundation spokesman said essentially the same thing. Neither could estimate how many dollars might be involved in all such travel. Airline ticket costs for the India group alone will be about $208,000. Transportation regulations require travel on U.S. airlines— but include a series of exceptions. The broadest allows travel on a foreign line, "where the departure time, routing or other feature.^ of a'U.S. carrier flight w« itrieB, ramj -jure in office oi a U>s, overseas airline to Is* sue a direct-routing ticket to me travelers. ,„", . , In some eases, persons travel- tot at goverhmeftl expense have asked" for numerous stopovers en route afid then have taken foreign airlines on some por* lions of the trip. On a lengthy trip such as to India, many ex* tra stops can be included at no extra cost. .. • fhe dollar-drain problem comes If the U.S, airline must split its revenue for the trip with, the foreign lines, Democratic M In Spa Newspapers HOT SPR1HGS, Ark. (AP>The Garland County Democratic Committee said Thursday in ads appearing in the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record and New Era that the election of a Democratic governor would restore efficiency, honesty and tranquility. The ads asked "Had Enough, Whipping Boy?" They said: "Who lies? Our duty elected state senator? Our duly elected state representatives? Our Chamber of Commerce? Our Convention Center Burea? Several hundred Hot Springs citizens, or Rockefeller." Committee Chairman Duffie Searcy paid for the ads. Mem* bers of the committee also signed the ads. Garland County legislators charged last year that Rockefeller had promised them he would allow a bill to become law which would permit casino- type gambling at Hot Springs. Rockefeller veoted the measure. Three Hot Springs clubs were raided last week by the; Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. H. Dane Harris, owner of the Vapors..; Club, said after the raids that he had been told the "governor's office" had assured a committee of leadingsHot Springs residents that the sale of mixed drinks WOuld not be "bothered" during the current horse racing season at Oaklawn Park. BANK AM ERI CARD AUTHORIZED SIGNATURES another fine service from Citizens National Bank Citizens National Bank will soon offer Hope Merchants a well planned, properly implemented credit card program; plus a select list of every credit worthy person in this area. You'll get our call soon! NATIONAL BANK ©

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