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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 6

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Till tnndy of Man: Hi starts off with a Country - and winds up with a Government! Our Daily Bread Star of Hot*, 1899, Press 1927 Consolidated January 18, 192$ Star Printed by Offset rf row in to fftttvt your Stif pletw Aftt. H. WiiMtMffl Rocky Mound Trash; Democrat Takes Our View of Bonds L ite last week your editor received a signed note from a Rocky Mound house wltei , "We have a campaign going at Rocky Mound against tfastu We are hoping you will help us with an editor* lad. Please call attached number for further inform** lion," t did more than that, Sunday t drove out and talked to folks in Rocky Mound, then made the circle drive and took the photo graph which appears on this page today. All the trash I saw was unsightly scrap paper, but It was enough to anger residents of a community noted for its trim homes and well-kept lawns. The fact that it was paper, and on the most direct route to the municipal dump-grounds, makes me suspect it wasn't private cltl- tens who dumped the trash, Probably there wasn't any Intentional "dumping." It looked to the writer as though city garbage crews may have neglected to cover a truck with a tarpaulin and the wind blew off the top layer of scrap. I suggest the City of Hope look Into this, and If we're at fault then the city should furnish a cleanup crew to pick up the pieces. And if the city crews are not to blame then the county and state should set up a dog-watch and catch the offenders. All citizens know there are stiff penalties tor dumping refuse on a public roao-and this applies to all roads. Hope, whose aspirations for a giant paper mill at McNab in another coiDle of years were Jolted by the Internal Revenue Service's decision last week to kill the tax- deducibility of industrial development bonds effective March 15, got some, help Sunday from an editorial in the Arkansas Democrat.' :' 4 .', •,'•'/ ' . V-: » tJodeHhe fitir "TlW'Tax Exemption Helped", the Democrat took the same view as The Star- that any tax device which has brought 227 plants to Arkansas Is worthwhile. We are therefore backing the state-wide protest to Wilbur Mills, chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee, asking that legislation be put through to override the IRS' s arbitrary and unfair action. The Issue Is , not entirely between competing states fighting for new Industry- rather It's a question of equal Justice between two counties in the same state. Little River county was able to get the $50-million Nekoosa- Edwards paper mill for Ashdown because Little River county was permitted to Issue tax-exempt Industrial bonds, But Hempstead county, with a chance to get a $100-mllllon U.S. Plywood-Champion Papers mill *t McNab possibly by 1970, will : fce denied such bond prlvilege: and perhaps lose the mill- If the IRS revocation of the tax exemption is permitted to stand. Arkansas Democrat's friendly editorial is In sharp contrast to the ivory-tower thinking of the Arkansas Gazette, which, as usual, takes the bureaucrats' side on this Issue. Lot off Books Were Returned CHICAGO (AP)- Whenever- due books were accepted at the -public library without Ones Jan, - |, nearly 105,000 books-- many of .'them valuable or out of priflt^ were returned. Library officials were jubilant, Now they fear the amnesty may have backfired, There has been a sharp decrease in the '• Collection of fines o« overdue "fcooks since, Bishop May Be a Candidate SANTA BARBARA, Calit, (AP) « An Episcopal bishop gays members of the clergy -should: run for political office, - The Rt, Rev, C, Edward • Growther, affiliated with the Center Jor the Stuty of Demo. cratic Institutions & Sa^a Barbara, said Sipiay be might "se» • ripijsly consider heeding my ~ : own advice,* 4 '- «l 4pjjH recall any bishops : rujqpiBg fj° r Goegjess In the his« |ory of the United States, but I believe the chufcji is moving in toe direction of a tremendous social Involvement, which : mjkes this njxt step a he Mound Trash Along ...- -j^..—..... ... -.-...- - .. ........'.... t mn , __. ,j!Br AjjocUlod Press A Av, Net Circulation 6 mos. Audit Buftfttt of CircuUdon* 30, 1W7 -3,218 bthtt or Vf 5 p,«« . I eiff Iff till *iW»f JMT flHCC Johnson Is Ixpocffoa 1 to fond 35,000 MOM Troops to Vtotnam War By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson Is expected to Increase U.S. troop strength In balance and pinned down major combat forces to defensive positions in South Vietnam's bigger cities and towns. Last week, Westmoreland ui e«ae u.o, uuv^ 011^115111 in \J\S\ wBGK, noouuvi «»*«»•« Vietnam by at least one more launched the first major allied Kennedy, LBJ Spp Answering complaints from residents along the road from Hope to Rocky Mound that trash is being dumped on the right-of-way The Star made this photograph Sunday afternoon. This particular scene Is on the gravel stretch leading frbm the left fork where the road splits to make a circle drive to Rocky Mound and return. 'The photographer found other trash between the fork and Hope, Indicating Mat the nuisance has developed along the shortest route to* the municipal dump-yard beyond Rocky Mound. AgrOemont Brings Brit Mooufiiro, %±.£ 'JS*?** Tormod Temporary WASHINGTON J(AP) - Sen. Kennedy acknowledged Sunday he proposed .the. commission, but called published reports on it distorted and blamed that on White House leaks to news media. Charged Kennedy, who entered the race for the Democratic presidential nomination on Saturday: "This incident reveals In the sharpest possible terms why the American people no longer believe the President and the White House; why the credibility of our political leader ship has been so critically eroded and why it is clear that the only way we are going to change our policy in Vietnam is to change administrations in Washington." In a 1,500-word statement, Kennedy said he told Secretary of Defense Clark M, Clifford last Thursday that his candidacy wouldn't be necessary if Johnson accepted the commls- See KENNEDY On (Page Ten) By MICHAEL R. CODEL Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) - Europe greeted the Washington gold agreement with relief, but commentators and bankers termed It a temporary measure whose success would depend on cuts In American and British spending. The agreement's basic point - the establishment of a two- price gold system— had been widely predicted In Britain and on the continent. The West German government advocated Introduction of a free gold market last Friday, and Swiss bankers said they bad urged the two- market system as the only way to stop the gold rush. "Anything is better than the suspense and confusion of the last few days," said one French banker. He called it a victory for speculators and hoarders, but would not predict their reaction. The Bank of England ordered the London, bullion market to remain closed until April 1, "to give things a chance to settle Questions, Answers on How Two-Priced Gold System Will Work By GEORGE TAYLOR AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Seven of the leading Western Industrlal- t?ed nations approved Sunday in Washington a two^prlce system for gold, • What is the system? How will it work? Will it stop the U.S. loss of gold? Here are some of the ques* tiofls and. answers about the system? Q-What Is the two^prlce system for gold? A«lt means a price of $35 an ounce would be maintained In transactions between central banks of different countries, such as the Federal Reserve Bank in the United states and a. private market would be determined by demand and supply, estimated at around $40 to $45 an ounce. Q-*Why was a two^prjce system set up? A^r It was designed to stop the wild speculative buying of gold bullipn at $35 an ounce which swamped tbe Lpadon gold market. The buying severely down, to give people a chance to see what Is going on," said a stock market spokesman. Since this Is the world's chief gold market, Us closure was certain to restrict trading on the continent. Gold trading also remained suspended in Canada while the Bank of Canada and the government assessed the Implications of the new system. The central bank's governor, Louis Rasmln- sky, pledged Canada's cooperation with the seven nations of the gold pool. Swiss bankers met in Zurich and decided to let their big banks organize the free gold market In Switzerland. One major question still unaswered was where the free market would get Its gold. Prospective sources of supply Included South Africa's newly mined gold, small hoarders and speculators who stocked up during the recent rush, and some central banks which might collect gold from other banks and funnel it out the back door at a good profit. South Africa's finance minister, Nlcholaas Dtederlchs, said that his government would study the situation "In all its aspects," Swiss sources said much of the 300 tons of gold sold last Thursday and Friday In Zurich probably would never be dellv. ered as a result of the Washing' ton agreement. It had been sold on condition that the interna. tlonal gold pool would continue to deliver, and the weekend See GOLD On (Page Two) drained the gold reserves of the seven nations which make up the London gold pool. Speculators were buying the gold for $35 on the assumption It would Increase In price. Now gold on the free market will sell at whatever price people are willing to pay^ without affecting the price of gold used for settling transactions among nations, Q.»WhAt was the old price system? A-The United States and seven other Western nations'- In- eluding France which withdrew «formed the Lotion gold pool to stabilize the price of gold at $35 an ounce. This is the price ^ ^ Springs man, Olin Pean at which the United States, Mjjjsan 26, was killed about ? since 1934, has said itwillpayln a m Mo«}ay when the car he was gold for other countries'dollars, driving left the read and bit a Not Springs Won Killed South on 29 O^Wben formed? was the gold pool Jy ee j The rmed? occurred on Highway 29 south of A^The pool came into being jj ope j^ ^-^ (he Lafayette in 1961 to stabilize the price of Q( ^ iy j^ gold after the price in the Lon* investigating State Patrolman don market soared to more than YYaJfece Martin said Miljsapwas $40 an ounce. . alone in the car. He said it ap- Q-r-Why didn't the old price peaTed ne ^y have went to sleep at the wheel. , Herolon Funeral Home ISO) brought the body to Hope. See QUESTION 966! WV63I »wn — Hope Slar photo Air Losses in Vietnam Mounting WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. loss of planes and helicopters in the Vietnam war now exceeds Its aircraft losses In Korea—but still is far below tho JVorld Warfl loll, v Pentagon figures show a total of 3,487 U.S. Helfcoptelrs and fixed-wing planes have been destroyed In Vietnam. In the Korean War, the total was 3,001, virtually all airplanes since helicopters were used In that war to a relatively Inslgnlf- icantdegree. The United States recorded 27,137 aircraft losses to enemy action In World War II. Figures were not available, but losses as a result of accidents and other noncombal causes probably ran Into many thousands. The total for fixed wing aircraft lost In the Vietnam war reached 2,007 last week. The number of helicopters destroyed in both combat and noncombat operations came to 1,480. The Pentagon would not give a breakdown on aircraft losses by types, saying this is security material of value to the enemy. Pentagon spokesmen said total costs of aircraft losses in the three wars are not available. But competent sources have said $4 billion probably would not be far off as the cost for Vietnam air losses. The prices paid for individual airplanes indicate how costs have escalated since World War n, For example, a B17 heavy bomber of World War E! cost nearly $190,000 -about $80,000 less than the price of an Army helicopter being used In the Vietnam war. A B29, classed as a "very heavy bomber" in one World War II document, cost about $635,000-only a fraction of the $8 million price for a B52ofthis era. yerjer Junior Class Play Is Friday The Junior Class of Yerger High School will present Us annual play, "The Funny Brat", Friday, Mar<?h 22 at 7:30 p»m, in the school gymnasium. Starting today tickets will be sold in advance to elementary students jfor 10 cents. At the door i* will be 15 cents; High school students 35 cents and at the door 50 cents; adults 50 cents and at the door, 65 cents, The cast includes Evelyn Wal» ker, Clifford Williams, Breodji WhiUey, Floyd Haney, Ira I4ey,, Gwendolyn Jones, Mary Blake, Lteda Williams, Richard Carter, Neva Tate and Davis ""'" division—or about 35,000 more men* Sources said the President has deckled on a "moderate Increase" In U.S. military manpower in response to an appeal by Gen. William C. Westmoreland, American commander In Vietnam, to raise the 525,000- man ceiling previously set. Westmoreland was reported to have requested up to 206,000 more men after the massive Communist Tel offensive which began at the end of January. The Johnson administration has claimed the Viet Cong forces suffered a major military setback in the resulting fighting. But U.S. officials acknowledge the Viet Cong offensive threw U.S. and allied operations off Nations Fix 2-Price Plan for Gold By STERLING F. GREEN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - A two-level gold pricing system took effect today as the gold pool governments halted the flow of metal from their treasuries into the fevered speculative markets. Cablegrams sped to all capitals reporting Sunday night's decision by the seven central bankers at their weekend meet- Ing in Washington-and i inviting all countries to jbln in maintaining tho established $35 an ounce prjce for all transactions between governments. But the rest of the world'sf gold was set free to find its own* price. The London gold pool was, in effect, dissolved. The London gold market-biggest of all, and the one which supplied most of the gold to other markets—was ordered to stay closed until April 1. U.S. officials radiated confidence that the frenzied speculative attacks on the dollar would die away. Most Congressmen were pleased and relieved. London was dubious. Paris saw the action as a stopgapi not a solution. And no official ventured a public guess on where the free market price would go when the Paris, Zurich, Hong Kong and other markets reopened. Some guessed: Up for a time, then down. In the wild trading In Paris last week, the price reached $44.36. Others expected a sharp break from the speculative highs, If enough speculators decided to disgorge gold In the belief that the two-tier plan has hurt their prospects of fat profits. Among all the uncertainties, offensive since the Viet Cong mass attacks, with American forces sweeping out from Saigon, Johnson's purpose in sending more troops, it 19 understood, is (o give U.S. antlftlUcd forces a greater capacity to carry on offensive operations, Even so, large numbers of Iroopu will remain tied down to defensive duties in the cities and In South Vietnam's northern provinces See JOHNSON IS On (Page Ten) AP News Digest GOLD CRISIS A dual gold pricing system goes Into effect today as the gold pool governments agree to stop feeding gold from their treasuries Into tho fevered speculative markets. Support of the dollar tsolcdeed. What Is the now two-price gold system? Will It stop the U.S. gold drain? Economists provide some of the answers. John Cunnlff, Business Mirror: The goW pool nations Improve Immediate protection of the dollar, but many changes are needed to establish a long- range defense, About $1 billion in gold lies untapped under the mountains of Colorado, a mining official says, POLITICS Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and the Johnson administration exchange bitter charges over the New York'senator's offer to President Johnson to stay out of the presidential raco If U.S. pok lefts in VlcWarti were revised. ^ VIETNAM 1 South Vietnamese rangers drive off another attack on the Khe Sanh base. The enemy toll passes 800 In the big allied drive around Saigon. President Johnson Is expected to Increase U.S. troop strength In Vietnam by about 35,000 men Tho U.S. loss of planes and helicopters In Vietnam now exceeds its aircraft losses In Korea. "Make love and war," says >ne of the signs that decorate nelmots, flak jackets and clubroom walls In Vietnam. WASHINGTON The Internal Revenue Service quietly compromises Individual Income tax debts of $100,000 or more In 20 cases In 1967. Bills totaling $6,836,957 are settled for $949,312. Sharp Increases In narcotics and draft-law convictions help boost the federal prison system's population. INTERNATIONAL Allies Claim 800 Killed in Big Sweep By ROBERT D.OHMAN Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - South Viet* namas« rangers fought off an*, other attack on Khe Sftnh today; and allied troop* sweeping around Sttlfon claimed an enemy death toll exceeding 800 In the first week of their big drive. About 800 North Vietnamese soldiers charged from their trenches, some us close us 20 yards from the outer barbed wire, in their second attack this month on the South Vietnamese position at Khc Sanh. A sheet of machine-gun fire from Ihe rangers' trenches and U.S. Marine mortars drove the enemy away after about art hour, There w«s no report o/ casualties on either aide, but the North Vietnamese could be seen dragging away dead and wound* ed m«»n. U.S. spokesman said the attack was a "strong probe'** against combat rangers the northwest frontier base, where the 400 and some 6,000 U.S. have been braced for months for a major assault by an estimated 40,000 en* etny troops around the fortress. Enemy gunners fired about 500 shells at the Khe Sanh base Sunday, the heaviest barrage In more than a week. U.S. B52 bombers flew three raids against enemy positions. » In the 50,000-man operation,! Quyet Thang— Resolve To Win', —around j&Ugon,' South Viet-' namoso infantrymen came un-' Jer fire from guerrillas dug In at the villageOf Tram Lak, 17 miles northwest of Saigon, Associated Press photographer Ai Chang, with the troops, said the Infantrymen held their line while two tanks and 20 armor cd personnel carrifra of me U.S. 1.1th Armored .Cavalry, moved up ant! began blasting the enemy positions from within SO yards. Air strikes also were called in. At dusk, the allied troops secured the area and reported 84 guerrillas killed but only one American and one South Vietnamese wounded, , After two earlier battles Sunday, the U.S. Command had reported an onomy toll of 730 dead In the allied offensive that began last Monday in five provinces north, west and south of Saigon. U.S. losses so far were put at 30 killed and 249 wounded. Government casualties ware reported light. In the earlier clashes, government troops said they killed 35 Viet Cong about 20 miles west of tho capital and Ifantrymen of the U.S. 25th Division reported killing 25 more enemy soldiers 40 miles farther west. The U.S, Command also reported that about 300 U.S. Mar rlnes on a sweep near the eastern erxi of the demilitarized zone killed 83 enemy troops Sat- See NATIONS FIX On (Page Ten) All Around Town By The SUr Stiff Poilce arrest 220 persons af. urday, with two American* ter an antl-American demonstra- killed and 26 wounded, tlon at the U.S, Embassy In Lon- The Marines pounced on don. Polish Communist leader Go- rnulka shows no sign of relaxing control despite protests from students and intellectuals. The Millwood Shrine Club will meet for dinner at the Town and Country at 6p,m, Tuesday, March 19 so (hat those desiring to do so may attend Blue Lodge afterwards, , .There will be a regular meeting of Whltfield Mason* lc Lodge No, 239 at 7;30 p,m, that same night, Webb Laseter of the Credit Bureau of Hempstead County, Inc. went U> a meeting of the State Board of Collection Agencies in Little Rock Sunday, Junior High School elections resulted in Danny Joyce being named Student Council president, , .Julia Brown, Student Council vict-prfesident , , Rusty QuiiUn, Fr&shman Class president. , .David Sanders, Freshman Class vice-president, . rSandra Flowers, Freshman Class secre? tary . . , Sandra McFarland, Freshman Class treasurer,,, Student Council representatives are Tommy Fra^ierj Becky Moore and Tim White. Otto B. Potter, son of Mr, and Mrs. Walter G, Potter of Oxan, was one of 20 Southern State College engineering students at. The Marines pounced on a North Vietnamese battalion of about 400 men two miles west of the U.S. artillery base at Gio Unh, Condemnof/on Su/f Reversed fcy Court LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The College engineering students at, Artensas Sqprefn< , Court today tending the annual Engineering remwd a Faulkner Circuit Open House at the University of --Arkansas, . . he also assisted Circuit Court award of 141,500 to ,.,„„..,—, , , ..- -„,- --.... vvuijani J. itea/i in a land con* in planning and hotting the annual (ienirta , lon suit for right of way SSC Engineers Club St, Patricks' (of Jntefstate 40, Day banquet. . """" ' of Hope High, .a 1967 graduate Potter is a fresh- Robe'rt Mattox of Hope (he committee of pro-* , engineers assisting with planning thfe event and invit man, . was on The high court sent the case back to Circuit Judge Russell Roberts for a flew trial after ruling that the lower court erred in refusing to instruct the wjvu yiwuw.fc »« »f".., -.......... jy r y 0(J fnifljiniinzatlon of dam* Ing high school students interest* ageg as reqU ested in some fo ed in professional engineering to ^ uct ^ s attend the banquet. James Coffee, 18, of Hope, Ark v was among 159 Gary Job Corps Center trainees to receive a certificate of completion at for? rnai gradation ceremonies last Thursday at San Marcos, Tex, Ii7A( , FVAr as, ,, ,CoHee had completed the LA#A^fcVA^, . w Auto Parts course.. .hehasbeen (AP) - A bus overtmaed in training at Gary for rjine Uwrevac Sunday, fciilln$ 1Q months persons afld Injuring 3,0 others, ' police reported* The state Highway Commls* siofl had condernened about H acres of Dean's property. ilov Accidtnt KilU Ttn

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