Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 19, 1968 · Page 8
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 19, 1968
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r flu truedy of Mm: He starts off with I Country - md winds up with i Government! Our Daily Bread Stteid iMM If TM EMif AWL H. WSSMMln Hifttway Trash; When Your Dollar • Finally Fails You F ollowing publication yesterday of our picture and re* marks about trash being dumped on the road to Rocky Mound the City of Hope made in investigation and cleared its own sanitation trucks which travel that road ofl their way to the municipal dumping grounds. The investigation confirmed that all trash picked up by the city is taken to the dump grounds In closed trucks. Therefore the litter between Mope and Rocky Mound wasn't blown off the top of municipal loads, a possibility mentioned in this clumn yesterday. Obviously, therefore, the blame for the Rocky Mound situation rests on private haulers. Whether trash blew off the top of a carelessly-loaded pickup or was dumped deliberately doesn't make much difference in the eyes of the law, which provides heavy fines for littering the public roads. Since the City of Hope's Jurisdiction ends at the Co rnbelt Hatcheries plant and the road isn't in the state highway system the responsibility for making arrests would seem to lie with the county government. ; But the law-enforcement problem Is tough. Community action In Rocky Mound in furnishing information on trash • dumpers would be helpful to county officials. But the greatest help of all would be the co-operation of the public, which knows the evils of trash-dumping, knows the possibility of arrest and payment of fine*- and which now knows that the Rocky Mound area is suspect „— and bad neighbors sooner or later will be caught. The American tourists who were humiliated in London last •Saturday, ne^er .heard of this newspaper and never read what ^/.^fe^n i^Hnrf f It* Printed by Offset city Subscribe* tf ym to ftetfft jesf $ir ple W4431 btilWMSilNf - s*tatd*f tefeft or By Sp.m, i artier tnt Mint VOL t$-Nt, 13M Sur of Hot*, 18W, Press 19*1 C<Mvsolid*(*d January IB, 1929 l*t AWUWAS, TKSOAY, DAMN 19,1968 M«mb«ri AssocUtffd Press A Audit Bureau of CircuUllon* Av. Net ClrcuUllon 8 mot. crritftg S«p«. 90, mi -3,218 IOC we''"vet*en writlnf for 10 years — 'but * they got the message anyway; These Americans were coming home but when they tried to book passage on British European Airways they suddenly found the American dollar was worthless currency. Once it was the standard of value around the world. But last Saturday in London it was so questionable It couldn't see an American home. When those angry Americans encounter a slick-talking Wash- Ingtonlan there's going to be a heckling session that I would like to hear. Fraud, double- crossing, treason, would be the least of the epithets directed at politicians by an enraged citizenry. But why be surprised? It had to happen eventually. For 10 years your editor has been pointing out it is the inevitable end of the road the United States has Jaeen traveling ever since World ^War n was concluded - rolling 5p the public debt year after year . . . until our once-power- dollar is devalued no matter Johnson in Defense of Policies By FRANK CORMIER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - "Just one final word," said Lyndon B. Johnson, and then proceeded to utter more than 1,000 words- words designed not only to defend his policies in Vietnam but to help insure his political survival. If anyone ever needed proof the President is a campaign- seasoned fighter, here was vocal evidence that for him the slogan in 1968 hasn't changed from 1964, It's "LBJ all the way." And, from a look at the week* end headlines, one might even gain the impression that, when political survival is at stake, Johnson is a rugged infighter. Before the LBJ counter-attack, the headlines reflected a solid week of bad news, from his standpoint: The "moral victory" over Johnson by Minnesota Sen, Eugene J. McCarthy in New Hampshire's Democratic primary; the challenge to Johnson's presidency by Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D-N.Y.; and finally a gold-dollar crisis of dimensions unrivaled in more than 30 years. One might suspect Johnson would have been dismayed, if not bowed, by all this. Assuredly, he felt the onrush of events. But he came back fighting hard. Indeed, Johnson's step seemed to become springier and his platform oratory more pointed as the challenge grew. The headlines really tell the story of the Johnson counter-attack against the forces arrayed against him, * On Saturday, Kennedy was accorded free television-radio time;to announce his candidacy .for the presidency. Initially, - most observers thought he bad the headlines wrapped up for Sunday morning newspapers. But these seers reckoned without Johnson. Unannounced, he went before an audience of top-drawer businessmen and voiced a rather determined defense of his embattled Vietnam policy. And that was only the beginning. Simultaneously, "reliable sources" disclosed that Vietnam troop reinforcements would be moderate compared with the reported request for 206,000 additional men by Gen. William C. Westmoreland, U.S. commander in Vietnam. What's more, the same sources disclosed that Johnson was secretly collaborating with leaders of Congress to make significant cuts in the federal budget—as the price for the higher taxes the President seeks. Result: Johnson and the anonymous sources, wrapped Into a single news account, captured headlines from Kennedy in many newspapers around the field Crisis Ukely to Bring Deep Spending Cuts, Income fax . ~*""~~" issue of how big 4 spending eft President Johnson wouM hat* ful -.what the WashingtoniansteU their '^ lfy ' Better By ESMOND LsBRETON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The lash of the gold crisis hasdrlven the White House and Congress into a new round of negotiations that could produce deep spending cuts and an income tax increase. Nobody was talking much, but there was reason to think that a serious effort is under way to break the long deadlock OB the Campaign to Become More Bitter By JOSEPH E. MOHBAT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's battle with Lyndon B. Johnson for the Democratic presidential nomination may be more bitter and personal than Kennedy apparently Intended at the outset, "The Issue Is not personal," Kennedy said in announcing his candidacy Saturday. He would campaign on the major Issues America faces, he said. But the chemistry of two emotion-charged appearances Monday before shrieking university students in Kansas may have changed that. So might his reaction to reports the White House leaked stories that Kennedy bad offered to stay out of the race if Johnson would appoint a high- powered Vietnam commission to revise U.S. war policy. . While Kennedy feels he came out ahead in the exchange over the commission, he uttered this phrase Monday • before 17,000 Kansas University student*: "This country needs'honesty -and candor in its political life and from the President of the United States." The young people in the bleachers and those clustered around him on the highly varnished floor of the basketball court shouted approval and he continued: "The President of the United States goes to a conference in Montevideo. He Is confined to a well-guarded base while a U.S. destroyer patrols offshore. "Can be go into the city of Montevideo itself? Can he travel through other countries of South America where a president of the United States once was ao admired? I don't think we have to accept that. "I don't think we should have to accept In the United States that the President has to go around the country visiting only military bases." And earlier he vehemently states more firmly than ever his reaction to any possibility of being Johnson's running mate: "I would under no circumstances accept the vice presidency under President Johnson." to accept to get his proposed .10 per cent Income tut surcharge - or some variation of it* • ,s The combine spettHnf cut- tax hike will be expected to shrink the prospective $20 billion red-Ink figure In the nation's accounts, _•> Such a reduction would be counted on to strengthen confidence in the dollar and there- tore bolster the emergency measures agreed on last weekend to check speculation In gold and maintain the present system of exchange between major Western currencies. Following those weekend measures, the gold crisis was ebbing around the world. The dollar strengthened and gold prices sagged in Europe's markets Monday in overnight response to the seven • power agreement halting government sales to speculators and all other private buyers. In Paris/ scene of frenzied speculative attacks on the dollar last week, the gold price slid to $40.10 an ounce after reaching $44.36 Friday. In Zurich add Frankfurt gold went for $33 to $41 an ounce In quiet trading. '' The opening offer of an economy drive came from President Johnson's side—to cut the budget by about $9 billion in appro- See GOLD CRISIS On (Page Eight) Claim Raids Are Known in Advance SAIGON (AP) - Si* North Vietnamese defectors said today that Hanoi's intelligence sources provide is much as 24 hours advance notice and the approximate location of U.S. 852 bomb* Ing raids in South Vietnam. "Preposterous," said a senior U.S, Officer on Gen, William C. Westmoreland's staff. ".The thing that disproves this statement is that many of the missions aren't even planned 24 hours In advance," the officer said. The Information has enabled North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces to dig In and protect themselves from the huge bomb loads dropped by the hlgtnUUtudo bombers, the defectors said, Nguyen Cong Tan, a political officer who defected last summer, told newsmen at a Saigon news conference "the North Vietnamese Army knows 24 hours In advance about the B52 bombing" from agents In many foreign countries. He said he did not know specifically how Hanoi gets the notice. La Thanh Dong, 33, a first lieutenant who defected near Khe Sanh last month, said: "Through foreign agents and the Central Securitv <5«rv4««* in HJU "•*'•" Moral* of American Fighting Man N«v«r Walv«r« In VUtnam APMews By GEORGE MCARTHUR Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - For three never flagged. The Communist offensive in POttTlCS President Johnson, his political survival, quickly proves he Is a campaign-sea* the U.S. troops, in many Instances the offensive Improved morale, AP correspondents In the field report. "Hell, my guys are raring for more," a battalion commander told newsmen. This was demonstrated by countless tales of heroism—like the young Marine officer on leave who flew back and s .am the Phu Cam Canal In darkness to rejoin his outfit In embattled Hue. tor the presidential nomination may be 1 fought on a far more bitter and personal level than Kennedy had Intended. Editors: Slde-by«slde display of the Johnson and Kennedy analyses Is suggested. One of Kennedy's closest advisers says he doesn't expect Sargent Shrtver to Join the senator's presidential campaign, GOLD-DOLLAR The gold crisis drives the White House and Congress Into The British government unveils a budget program of Income freezes and heavy tax In- It would be oversimplification negotiations that could produce to contend that three years of de °P spending cuts and an In- mounting warfare has not re- Con1e *** suited In some erosion, The dictionary defines morale as a "moral or mental condition with respect to chee dullness, creases to cut spending by Brit confidence, zeal, etc." ons. Most observers would agree U.S. aid officials say they will that by this definition the com- negotiate with 1C nations to re- paratlve handful of American duce foreign port charges and advisers here In 1965 surpassed halt a dollar drain disclosed by the RAIDS On (Page Two) U.S- Pays to Unload Foreign-Aid Cargoes to Seme 100 Nations WASHINGTON (AP) - U,'s. 'lor today's subcommittee hear- aid officials-in a bid to plug a Jng. dollar drain—say they'll urge 16 f '"Boats' appeared ', before the nations to reduce their poVAJsabcommlttee Just a-little »ver cnafrges for overseas unloading/ a;t month after The Associated of food and other aid cotnmodi- Press 'first reported that the United States had paid port charges of some $600 million to unload foreign-aid cargoes in the harbors of 100 nations. The hearings were scheduled about the time President Johnson proposed strict measures to curb the $3.6 billion balance-of- payments deficit. Including possible restrictions or taxes on travel abroad by Americans. The General Accounting Office, an agency of Congress, has been asking for three years why the United States was paying port charges on food and other emergency aid when agreements require that the recipient country pay them. An aide to Sen. Ernest Gruening, D-Alaska, said Monday Expecf it In JMs Count Your Marbles and Soo They Are All There : By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ;:: Showers and thundershowers are forecast for all of Arkan•gas tonight and Wednesday with as much as two*inch rains ex» •peeled in Southwest Arkansas : iate tonight, The shower activity was ex« pected to move into Northwest Arkansas this afternoon and drift slowly across the state, • More miW temperatures & the 50-60 degree range are e«' pecte4 tpifl tonight, Cooler temperatures are forecast - Hjgh temperatures Monday ranged from 7§ at Wt«e flock, ArkjdelpMs and CiindeB to 63 at Harrison, Overnight lows ranged from 64 at Tew aoj Fort Smith to 55 at 1 Filing LTHLE RQSK (A?) *> The attorney general's office sj$J ffiat |fidepe*!ent caaJi, How well as those repr* *•** * estaj>lisfc84 "pUgca) W By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - Considering the way the world has been going lately, it is a wise policy for everyone to pause now and then and count his marbles, to see If they are all still there, In an abnormal time, of course, it Is difficult to be sure what Is normal and what isn't. The range of variation is pretty wide, Put there are certain stand' ards by which to gauge how well you fit the pattern of an ac* Ctptable norm, Here, lor example, Is an easy do*U*yo«rself qujg that will help you figure out your "NQ"-^nort raaley quotient, Ask yourself these questions: you, keep your head when yoy are losing theirs "on. you? the &y§ driver pleads, ' Jolfcs, please move to back of the bus," do you move back oj the old people, in the vague hope that sooner or later one at them will mention you favorably in his will? Do you think your television repairman is giving you a square deal? When your teen-ager comes'to you with a problem In algebra, are you able to study the book for a few minutes and wen come up with the right answer? Is. your check book always w perfect balance? Do you regularly make your home mortfige paymepts a week ties. v Rutherford M. Poats, deputy administrator of the Agency for International Development, told a Senate Government Operations subcommittee the proposed new procedure would avoid a total dollar drain of about $17 million and result In a net saving of some $11 million. His testimony was prepared RubinoH •ntf Violin Coming Mere Hope residents were assured today of a musical highlight on April 5, 1968 when RUBINOFF night the matter had come to AND HIS VIOLIN, internationally the subcommittee's attention as famed popular concert artist, ap- "a fortunate coincidence" about pears at the High School Auditor- the time of the Johnson speech, lum, here under sponsorship Poats estimated that even If of the Hope Rotary Club, It was port charges had been paid on announced by Clyde Fouse, president. "We feel indeed fortunate In being able to bring such a great artist to Hope," Mr. Fouse said today in making the announcement, "and we are all aggressively determined to make this one of the outstanding events of the season." Pointing out that special committees and ticket selling locations would be announced soon, the local chairman urged ail or* animation members "andothers interested In civic betterment" to Join In making the concert a huge financial success for the benefit of Rotary's student Loan Fund. RUBiNOFF AND HIS VIOLIN, a long favorite American co robin* ation, is well-known to millions both from Ws eurrent eoncert at* pearan<?«s, nationwide radio broadcasts with Eddie Cantor, television guestinfs, and his motion picture engagements, average morale level of the 500,000 Americans now In Viet•n, This decline, however, Is hardly significant and is probably due as much to the leveling Influence of the number of men Involved as any other factor. Personnel officers, psychiatrists and others concerned with the problem consider the U.S. 12-month rotation policy the biggest factor in maintaining morale. Another is the policy of giving every man at least one rest leave outside the country during his Vietnam tour. The war Itself affects morale trt'"se«mingly odd ways. t- An example of this Is the rarity of what psychiatrists In previous wars termed "combat fatigue." "There Is not that much sustained combat as a rule there," one doctor said. "What we have Is often the absence of combat, the feeling that the enemy Is everywhere and the Inability to get him. This causes some problems." Even so, the psychiatrists feel there are no serious morale problems among the troops in Vietnam. While official statistics are Inconclusive, one doctor estimates that only one-tenth of one per cent of the patients evacuated from the country are mental patients, The civil rights and peace disorders In the United States frequently enrage the soldiers In the field. But this Is considered an Insignificant factor so far as morale Is concerned, even among Negro soldiers who might be Influenced the most. Since the Communists began their offensive at the end of January, the U.S. casualty toll has been running close to 500 dead per week, See U, S, PAYS On (Page Eight) Zoft* Maef/fif of lions /s He/rf Hera Clubs from neighboring points Note to Little League Baseball were guests of Hope Lions Club players— to support ticket sales The Associated Press, VIETNAM U.S. Marines kill 67 North Vietnamese In new fighting below the eastern end of the demilitarized zone. The morale of the American fighting man has never (lagged In three years of ever-Intensifying warfare In Vietnam. WASHINGTON Ten thousand Americans got tax reductions last year. One, a Michigan trucking executive, obtained a $494,398 Income tax cut Just 11 weeks after a corporation 'beaded by his wife bought a farm* *•»' , *- „ Negotiations between 26 striking unions and 3 big copper firms hit new snags. Arkansans Well OH Tax wise LITTLE ROCK (AP) - State Revenue Commissioner B. Bryan Larey said Monday that Arkansas taxpayers enjoy the fourth lowest per person tax rate In the nation. Larey made the statement In a column that will be a continuing public Information program. "According to a nationally recognized tax service, the average Arkansas taxpayer paid $187 In state and local taxes during the fiscal year 1965-66," Larey said. "This Is the fourth lowest per person tax rate In the nation. "The three lower states are North Carolina $181; Alabama $182 and Mississippi $184, All Around Town By The Star Staff all aft) the dates, PTA ineet- kid's sjchjpol? Do attend every one before they are d«e, just to fee jjjj, tour is heralded as a eon* on the sale side? cert "in fc»* *K& H» times" Can you honestly say that you ^ £ m $ musician will' ' always do your fair share of . .. — pushing when you go through, a revolving door? K your wife puts two pieces of toast on the breakfast plate, anj| one is burnt and one is unburst, dp you chivalrously insist on taking the burnt piece? Really? Should your college start a fynd drive and suggest that you contribute $?00, would yoij forthwith write them a check for that gee BSTTEP PAV£E On (Page Two) for Ws concert &e fabulous Stradlvariijs violin wMsh, to• $100,000, is reputed to the roost beautiful tonal to the entire world; and, i bjran<j new prograp of fan»»is javorUes loved by people every, where, such as Warsaw Coneer, |o, Chopin's Polonnaise, Pet Bussy's Claif P* l-une, Tnjese cpinppsitiois will bavt their premier performance If arranged andplayed Tickets wjl b£ available soon, Monday night at a at Town 4 Country, President Ralph Harrison presented a film prepared by the lions of Japan and It gave con> prehensive view of Japan so that delegates to the 1969 International Convention will know in ad* vance what to expect in the way of side tours. Ljonism started In Japan In 1958 and today there are 54,000 Uons with 70 clubs In the Tokyo area alone. In a short business meet the broom sale was set for March 35 with Kinard Young as chairman. Jimmie Griffin will handle industrial sales, A visit to Lewis* vllle was planned and nine members will visit the club there. Chairman Darwin Jones of Mineral Springs held a Zone meeting vita the local club and representatives from the follow* Ing points-!- Prescott, Woodson Easterling, Ed Huggard and Curtis Johnson; Washington, Jamie Boyette and H. L- Pinegar, Tnurston Hulsey; Ashdown, Sam Rice and B. D. Maybry; aol Mineral Springs, Mr. Jones, Dan Cjark, Winjred CUirdy, Clyde Bell and Wayne Meaotoitn. dinner meet for the KlwanisClub's 25th annual minstrel, March 28.29, all Little League and Babe Ruth League players are urged to take part In ticket sales contest, . .first place winner will receive $50 U, s, savings Bond, , .second place a $25 bond, , .In event of i tie you'll Just have to draw straws, , .tickets may be picked up from George FwJer at the Anderson'Frasler Agency, Seo ond 4 Main, , .sales must be reported at the same office by 5 p,m, Thursday, March 28, The first gun season for turkey will open March 87 through April 6 and the second half will be from April 19 through April ?9, , , a hunter miy tike one gobbler- hens are protected^ during each of the two periods, , , the longbow and arrow season for gobblers only will run March ??» April ?9, , ,all Nevada and How* ird county are open. , .and all of Heropstead Is open except south of Highway 61 and north of Highway 332, east of Highway north of Highway ?4, s*aff Sergeant Chester D, Cox, son of Mr, wA Mrs, Sim B. Co* of Rt. i, Fulton, Ark., has been recognised tor helping his unit earn the U. S. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award,. .Sergeant Cox, a medical supply supervisor In the Airlift Wlngat Charles, ton AFB, S. C. will wear » distinctive service ribbon as a permanent decoration,. ,the unit was cited tor achieving an exceptionally meritorious rating for distinguished service during a one- year period, . ,this Is the second time the group has been so honored,. .the sergeant wasgra- duated from Fulton High School and Ws wife, Is the former Vera M, A. Woolnough from England. There was a buzz of activity at the Girl Scout Little House In Fair Park last Saturday, when a few Industrious members of Troop 15 cleaned and varnished the Ooor , , , Rebecca Stuart, MaryneU Branch, Mary Young, and Marilynn Harris got th*place in "apple pie order" and were Joined by Barbara Jackson and Karen Wiggins to complete the job. . . Mrs, Howard Jackson Is the Troop Leader, and «ne also expressed appreciation to Senior Scouts Gall Tyer and 4enny Tolleson for their able tance. Marines Hit Rocket Firing Enemy Band By ROBERT D. OHMAK , Associated Prea* Writer SAIGON (A!*) - U.& Ma. rlne* overran a rocket-firing band of North Vietnamese regulars Monday and reported killing 61 of the enemy to tstw fight* Ing below the eastern end of the demilitarized tone, This brought enemy casual* ties around the U.S. Marine base at Dong Ha to more than 000 since March U Twelve Marines were killed and 24 were, wounded In the clash Monday four miles north of the big Marine supply base. ,, ? About ISO Marines were ma* neuverlng to attack the enemy position when they were flailed, by about 40 rounds of 140mm rocket fire. Allied arttUery, helicopter (unships and fighter- bombers hammered the enemy lines for an hour, and then the Leathernecks attacked. The heavy fighting ended quickly, as the enemy fled. The Marines captured three prison^ era, Dong Ha, headquarters of the* 3rd Marine Division and supply, depot for all allied outposts along the eastern half of the DMZ, has been under pressure* from troops of North Vietnam'* 324 B Division that slipped through the buffer zone and past, allied outposts earlier this year. South Vietnamese forces have reported killing more than 700 of the enemy In the area this month while the Marines say they have killed more than ISO., Below the western end of the DMZ, North Vietnamese gunners hurled 123 rocket, mortar and artillery shells Into the much-scarred Marine combat base at Khe Sanh Monday. A, U.S. military spokesman said casualties aa, usual wete light the bane's 7,000 Menders. U.S. B52,,bombers kept up their dally raids on the North Vietnamese troops encircling Khe Sanh. The big bombers flying tour missions Monday afternoon and this morning also hit enemy troop positions 16 miles north of Ban Me Thuot, In the Central Highlands. The allied commands reported two other ground actions Monday in which 56 of the enemy were killed. Troops of the U.S. llth Light Infantry Brigade killed 11 guerrillas along the coast 310 miles northeast of Saigon while suffering no casualties. South Vietnamese Infantrymen reported killing 45 enemy soldiers In a battle 35 miles southwest of Saigon and said their own casualties were light. No major ground action was reported In the elght-day-old operation. The U.S. Command reported 821 enemy soldiers and 32 Americans have been killed, while a government spokesman said South Vietnamese losses have been Hunt. Hashville Teacher* Filt Lawsuit TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) The Nashville School Board'p refusal to renew the contracts of three Negro teachers has been challenged In a lawsuit filed In federal District Court here. The board said last week U would close the all-Negro Southside School at the end of the current school year and added that seven of the 10 teachers at the school would be retained in the Nashville District One amendment, rejected 38« 42, to provide $25,000 to finance a review by the Treasury Department of the tax exemption on Interest from certain munid'. pal industrial revenue bonds: Against—McClellan. Not voting -Fulbrlght. On motion, rejected 22-64, to order a 15 per cent cut in a supplemental appropriations bill, reducing It to $1.2 billion: Against - Fulbrlght, McCleJ- On passage, 39-37, of bill to repeal the requirement that the government retain gold stocks equal to 25 per cent of the value oj the currency in circulation: Not voting- Fulbrignt, McCJel- Ina. (Fulbright was paired against.)

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