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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 26, 1968
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The tragedy of Man: He starts off with a Country - and winds up with a Government! Our Daily Bread SnCftf TWfl wj TlMI Ediftf Aid. H. WisMWffl Predatory Poverty Greater Threat Than Racism , A presidential commission charged with looking into the causes of rioting in blg^lty slums, and their remedy, brings te its report-and promptly starts a new riot, at least In words. President Johnson appointed th« commission, but Its report wts challenged by two men close to him: Vice-President Hum* phrey, and Wilbur J. Cohen, acting secretary tor Health, Education and Welfare. the commission laid major blame for slum riots on white rtdsm and suggested as a remedy an expenditure of untold billions of dollars on slum-dwellers. How this sum could be raised by a government that is already out of money was something on which all officials were silent, But Secretary Cohen joined the vice-president in protesting the charge that the whites are altogether to blame. Mr. Cohen said in Washington yesterday in the words of the AP: " 'I wish some of the energy that has gone into rioting 'had gone instead into self-Improvement. Without ; specifying Negroes he said he sees a need for oppressed people to be: 'lifting themselves up by their own bootstraps'. " It is futile to charge racism, whatever the race may be— for racism is self-defeating. If there is a Black Power movement then of course it will inspire a White Power to rise in self-defense. One sharp Negro leader observed that the Black Power designation was a misnomer; what his people really wanted, he said, was Green Power, money— and don't We all? V the real issue in the big-city slums is economic, not political—and the remedy lies in eco- ^noflilc-* planning, '"not political •**» j^^^f ^^^^P ^^^^^^^^^H^^_^u J^dfifdMB^^^ ^u^uu^uog ..jrtBftet to r f fffW flU! i ut mm#t VOL SMfi. 139 - 12 Star of Hope, 18W, Press 192? Consolidated January 18, 1929 HOft, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MARCH 26,1968 Member! Associated Press & Audit Bureau of At/Net Circulation 6 mos, ertJing Sept, 3d, 1961 -3,211 -Automation came to the farms of America and displaced farm labor, both white and Negro, and •hundreds of thousands moved to the big cities. Uneducated and unskilled they could not qualify for much of the employment that a big town has to offer— and now the financial problem of maintaining them on the public welfare rolls has reached proportions that frighten the world's richest nation. The remedy is slow and tedious. Some can be helped by self-improvement programs In the slums where they now live, but others will have to be moved out of the slums and placed on subsistence farms where there's peace of mind if not a great deal of money. If Government is going to support slifrn-dwellers it obviously has the right to say where they shall live. The remedy Is rough— but so is the problem. And the problem was one we were warned about nearly 200 years ago, A quotation from Thomas Jefferson is going the rounds nowadays, but I was the one who had it researched at the Library of Congress and used it in speeches In Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tex. as several years ago. You read it in this newspaper in the report of my speech before the Tyler (Texas) Rotary Club March 29, 1962. In a letter to James Madison from Paris Dec, 20, 1787, Thorn. as Jefferson wrote; "I think our governments (the states) will remain vir« tuous for many centuries as long as they are chiefly agrl* cultural, and this will be as long as there shall be vacant lands in anypart of America, When they get piled mx>n.one another in large cities as in Europe, they wjJl become corrupt as la Europe,' 1 Will Fife for Raps Report on White Racism By JACK MILLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - WU* bur J. Cohen, nominated by President Johnson to be secretary of health, education and welfare, says the White House riot commission's report overemphasizes "white racism." Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey has made a similar comment about the report. But the head of an administration antlpoverty program contended racism exists in and has been encouraged by the white churches of America. Cohen told a news conference Monday: "fve thought a good deal about that term 'white racism*. It bothers me a good deal, because 1 think you could also say there is black racism and brown raclsm'and red racism." He said he \ doubts that the commission's use of the term "white racisnV'Ms helpful. The National '.Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders said in its report earlier this month that "white racism" was a basic factor inline riots that have torn the nation's big cities in recent summers. Cohen said, "I wish some of the energy that has gone into rioting" had gone into efforts by the rioters for self improvement. William H. Crook, executive director of the Volunteers In Service to America—VISTA— told a Southern Baptist Convention group today the churches must react, to the riot commission report by rooting out bigotry and racism in the churches themselves. Crook, who was once a Baptist pastor in Texas, *cited the report's contention that "white racism" Is the basic problem. , .-r^NoW'.toe'cburch is where the action is, for there is racism in the church," he said. "It has a second opportunity to be relevant, if it will deal with its members in rooting out bigotry and racism. "But the big question is, does the church have the courage to act, or will she seek escapism and act defensively?" Crook also urged the churches to pay more attention to the problems of poverty, contending that In most cases "the church has failed to be relevant in the poverty issue." Cohen, 54, who is slated to head the second largest government d apartment, paused thoughtfully when asked about the riot commission report. He said, "I believe the problem is more complicated than white racism" and calls for better housing, schools and jobs. GOLD STORAGE 76 feet below the busy streets of New York's financial district holds more than a quarter of all the official monetary gold of the free world. About $13.4 billion worth is stored in 120 compartments held by more than 70 countries and watched constantly by "sitters." Sales occasion frequent transfers and gold Is shifted bar by bar from one compartment to another. Congress Told Nation Cannot Afford Both Arms for War, Butter LBJ Wins Support of Labor WASHINGTON (AP) - A top Treasury official has s told Congress the nation can't afford bothiguns and butter—to wage war in Vietnam while 'pressing ahead with domestic programs. Undersecretary Joseph W, Barr's assessment before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee came Monday as President Johnson was telling a labor group: "We will do what must be done—we will do It both at home and we will do It wherever our brave men are called upon to stand." Barr contended: "We are a great and powerful country and we can do a lot." But, he added, only "if we are willing to get down to the subsistence level like the Russians or someone else" can both war and domestic needs be fully met. "I'll either get fired or impeached before I get out—and either one is not too bad, Barr See CONOR ESS TOLD On Page 9 Man Would Be Better Off If He Knew When to Keep Mouth Shut LTTTLj; ROCK (AP) - Stale jtep. Joel Y. l#Jbetter, 57, of Little Rock says he will file to- for renoroinstton. to his Uth term Charted With Sellcltlim Bttf LITTLE Rg}ph Baler, 54, of near Little Rock was arrested Monday ifld charged with soliciting pets on hjorse races. Bakar was Arrested in downtown little Pock. He was released on $100 bond,. Authorities said Biker's Arrest was tbe 43rd Stoce the Oakfewn Park r§ce pegtini befSfl Feb. 9- By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - If man could keep his big mouth shut, half his troubles would -1lsap- pear. High schools teach algebra and colleges teach logic, but no institution of formal learning bothers to Inform its students when to speak and when to be silent, Only in the school of hard knocks does a fellow find out that an open mouth is the big' gest manufactory of self-woe, Only there does he learn to curb his tongue and refrain from rrakiag remarks that can leal only todisaster. Anyone's happiness quotient in lile wo«14 4o«bie, for example, if be studiously refrained from ever using any of the foj* lowing expressions? "I| you fejt that W4y about my family, why dW yo« marry me in the first place?' "take ji or leave it!" "I hear you bM an operation, Madge. Tell me about |t." "You must have hid an inter? est|ng tim* oa your trip to Europe. 1 don't suppose you took any colo? pictures while you were there?' "Gee, if that's the biggest merit ra|se I can expect around here, I'd just as soon do without hands. Well, it tastes like could have used a few help- wee you ers." "There's one big difference between you and my first wife. She burned the toast on the top, you burn the toast on the bottom." "The trouble with you suburbanites, Ronald, is that your only real interest in life is in fighting crabgrass. Why don't you just beat it to death with an empty gin bottle?" "This is the first time I ever played roulette. How much does it cost to bet, and where do I put my money?" "Go ahead and try, I dire you." "1 can't understand it, George, You never Jet me play golf with you before, and the very first time I hit the ball I knocked it farther tlwn yo'J did. How do you explain that?" "I'm leaving the key in the mailbox. Use the place as often as you like while we're gone. Just so you don't throw any witt parties." WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson has won promises of solid labor support for his reelection and left little doubt he intends to seek another term. "We do intend to stand here as long as we can stand here," he said Monday night, "and fight for what is right." Johnson dropped the hint on his political plans during an unannounced visit to the second annual Farm Policy and Rural Life conference in a speech filled with homespun humor. He told the farmers they had mastered the hardest skill of all: "You know how to make hay In Washington." The promises of labor support camo earlier at a legislative conference of several thousand AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades delegates. AFL-CIO President George Meany said the 14-million-member labor federation will support Johnson for re-election despite his Vietnam war policy critics. "I don't think we're going to turn our back on a friend," Meany said. "Labor will discharge its obligations." In other political developments: — The GOP moderates' National Coalition for a Republican Alternative said It has four potential presidential candidates: New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay, Sen. Charles Sq e LBJ WINS On Page 12 2 Accidents Investigated by Polite Two accidents were Investigat ted yesterday by City Police, At the High School a parked car owned by Cora Evans rolled down a grade and hit another parked car owned by Joe W, Austin. Con- Quits Because of Same Old War Policies By ROBERT TUCKMAN Associated Press Writer SASGON (AP) - A retired U.S, Army officer who spent more than four years in mill* tary and civilian posts In South Vietnam says he Is quitting because, despite recent enemy successes, the United States is following "the same old poll* cies." Sidney J. Roche, a retired lieutenant colonel, snld In a statement that he had hoped for "some change In policies" after the success of the Viet Cong Tet offensive. "However," he said, "it appears that we are going to fbl- ; low the same old road and pur* sue the same policies," While in the Army, Roche was on the staff of Gen. William C. Westmoreland, U.S. military commander In Vietnam, Since leaving the service, he has been with the U.S. Agency for Inter* national Development (AID). He was a field coordinator for the New Life (hamlet) Development program. In his letter of resignation, Roche listed what he said were the primary reasons U.S, efforts, to end the war are being frustrated. Among other factors, he blamed corruption In the South Vietnamese government, faulty U.S. military tactics, growing strength of the Communist party apparatus In South Vietnam, failure of the pacification program, failure of basic U.S. aid programs to meet the needs of i Vietnam and failure to give adequate aid to 1.4 million South Vietnamese refugees. "After,more than tour years Involvement In Vietnam affairs," Rochajsaid, "Iam finally throwingjnLtfife towel." Local Case Reversed by High Caurt "I feel I haven't been of much help. Is there anything else you can think of that I can do for you? "Who are you to put yourself sWera bj e damage resulted, Of- on a pedsstal?" ficer James Rowe reported. At about 12:30 p.m. a car drb ven by Delores MeBride ran Into the back of another car driven by Mrs. W. Huddieston, The Huddleston vehicle had stopped. De- Officers fay Strategy Change Would Leave Vietnam to Viet Cong By eo8HORfON AD yfluf* fliff0Ct AP Military Writer ni I'DffO ui]£Gal WASHINGTON (AP) - Both VIETNAM; THE WAR the retiring Army chief of staff Viet Cong troops attack near and the new Marine eomman* Saigon but allied forces engaged dant say they oppose any in the big offensive around the change of U,S. strategy which capital move In anrl report kill- would leave South Vietnam's ing 243 of the enemy, countryside to the Viet Cong. The U.S. Army chief of staff These views have emerged at ant i n, c Marine Corps comman- a time of rising speculation that da n t sa y they oppose any war Gen, William C. Westmore- policy change that would leave land's Impending removal as South Vietnam's countryside to commander In Vietnam means the Viet Cong, a basic switch In military policy -r^ battleship New Jersey Is being considered. | caves lhe Philadelphia Naval Generally the speculation has shipyard for three days of sea been that the United States t r j tt i s j n _....._'.... ..... I ut. —— _ uiuia in preparation might benefit by abandoning nam war serv tcc. Westmoreland's "senrch-and- • **.., destroy" operations or giving up such remote outposts as Khe Sanh, Gen. Harold K. Johnson, whom Westmoreland will replace as Army chief of staff by July 2, said a U.S. fallback to defense of only select, high-pop* ulatlon areas would give the Viet Cong "a license to hunt when and where they choose," Marine Gen. Leonard F. Chapman said: "I certainly for jo, Where are you trying to hitcWke W "So you woke4 this all by yours«Jf with your owu little J have to leave the store for couple of hours to do an er- lores M cB ride was charged with rao4. \\ouid yo« mind handling fo^^g JOQ close by Officer Would the cash register back?" until I get j aroes $) Wef There was eonsid? damage. Little Rock- The Arkansas Supreme Court yesterday reversed the Hempstead Chancery Court which voided a deed conveying 20 acres of land from Trennon Bobo to Ora Bobo. Trennon Bobo and his brother had borrowed $2,780 from First National Bank of Hope and the Bank contended that Trennon had conveyed the land fraudulently to avoid sale of the land to repay the loan. The borthers had de fa tiled on the loan. The Supreme Court said there was no evidence that the conveyance was fraudulent. It said the Bank had failed to show that Ora was Trennon.'s mother and that the lower court made an error when it refused to allow the Bank to reopen the case to offer that proof. That proof might have made a prlroa facie case for the Bank, the Supreme Court said. Associate Justice Byrddissented from date Justice Byrd dissented from part of the ruling, Incentive Funds Ruled Illegal LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The attorney general's office said Monday that the state Welfare Department can not legally give the state Labor Department funds to operate work incentive programs for families on welt fare until legislation is enacted, The Labor Department is re. quirecj to initiate work Inceij. tlve programs for employable families receiving Aid to De. pendent Children according to Welfare Commissioner Left E, BJaylock, He said the state Wei. fare Department must pay 20 pef cent of the cost, Playlock said the program is supposed to go into effect July I but that implementation could be delayed until July I, J969 if prohibited by state law. tlw Welfare Commission asked whether it could particlt pate in, the program without specific authority from the leg? islature, Rodney Parharn, deputy at* lorpy general, said the dis- basement of funds without spe* ftcle tpproprlation is prohibited by the state constitution. See OFFICERS SAY On Page Two Pole Regime Fires Seven in Purge By MARTIN ZUCKER Associated Press Writer WARSAW, Poland (AP) The Polish Communist regime fired seven intellectuals Monday in the biggest stroke of a purge following recent student demonstrations and street rioting* ,,, This government ousted * sir teachers at Warsaw University on charges of implanting in their students political views contrary to the state's, the official news agency PAP reported. There was no explanation for the ouster of the seventh intellectual, but he has been under Ore for some time because of unorthodox Marxist views. The regime now has ousted 12 persons, most of them Jews, since disturbances began on March 8, growing out of student unrest over the closing of a play which had some lines construed by censors as anti-Soviet. The students have charged police brutality, accused the official press of lying and demanding more freedom. No new demonstrations have been reported since three Warsaw sit-ins ended Saturday. The latest move was further evidence of the government's Intention to root out so-called "reactionary elements, Zionists and demagogues" whom It accuses of starting the trouble. THE FINANCING A U.S. Treasury official tells Congress the United States can't have both—guns In Vietnam and butter at homo. POLITICS From the back of a bus In New York state to a frenetic reception In Los Angeles, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's first week of campaigning shows how he'll run. The fledgling National Coalition for a Republican Alternative topes to get what one organizer calls an "Invisible quartet" of potential presidential candidates. President Johnson wins promises of solid labor support for his re-election. INTERNATIONAL France calls for an International conference to create a now monetary system ruled by gold. Other Common Market nations say the two-price gold system will work. Opposition legislators ask the Panama National Guard, back- Ing deposed President Marco Robles, to withdraw troops from the legislative palace. The Polish Communist regime fires seven Intellectuals*fn*Uwr biggest stroke of a pilfge following student demonstrations and street rioting. Ozon Canal Landowners Plan Meet A meeting of landowners and other Interested persons of the Ozan Canal area has been called tor 1:30 p.m., March 21, In the Post Office building In Hope, Purpose of the meeting is to discuss ways and means to clean the canal, which has become clog- god with grass and brush since the condemnation of land. Murphy 0. King, Vlcksburgand Ed Hopper, Hot Springs, of the U, S. Corps of Engineers, will be at the meeting as will Archie Lantz, representing Congress* man J. Paul Hammerschmldt. Residents along the North and Middle fork are also urged to attend* All Around Town By The Star Staff Frederic Taylor of Victoria (Mississippi County), a native of Hope, has conceived the idea ')f employing computers to process tax bills and handle tax books,.. he first proposed the use of computers for this work las I year, and after careful study, county officials have learned the system would be cheaper, faster, and easier than the one now used, , . this would be the first such computer in the entire Mid-South and would Incorporate ill of the latest scientific and technological advances, . , Taylor is the son of Mrs. Henry (Hattie) Taylor now of Oseeola... a feature ar- tide about the proposed computer system appeared In the Bly- thevllle Courier News last week under the by-line of another Hope native, Webb tgseter, HI, Myrle Co.x Swope, a sophomore at Jefferson College In Hillsboro, Mo., has been nanuxjtothe 1967 Fail Senu'Ster Dean's List ... for this achievement a student must have a grade point average of 3.20 or above , . . also, she was recently initiated Into Phi TJieta Kappa, national honor fraternity . . . she is th r * daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Charles Merlin Co* of Hope- Captain Thorn? s Jones, soc of Mrs. Kathryn Jones of Hope, has a *63k leave in Hawaii . .. be' was joined there by his wife wl» Is a student at the University of Arkansas . . , Capt, Jones Is stationed at Dau Tleng, Vietnam where he Is Com emptier of Co, B, 85th M^llcal Battalion. The City Manager's office received a request from Master Sgt. James 0. McCarthy, stationed in South Vietnam, asking for so m* watermelon seed ... he saW he had heard that Hop* w;*s the Watermelon Capitol of the World anrl was anxious to get some seed from 'his area... they have never raiswl watermelon In that section of Vietnam ai*l he thought the soil looked adaptable , . . Monty Monts of Monts Se«d Slot, fixed up an assortment of melon seals a«d City Manager G.G. Medders is sending them *o St. McCarthy .. . Hope watermelons really seem to get around. Carlton King Jr. is attending a four<Uy school in Dallas that started Mortiiy ... the school is conducted by Torglnol of Te*as, teaching the proper methods of applying Torgiail Stam'ess floors . . , when he returns he will work for K4fM StirfacingCo. Inc., it was announced by Mike Kelly. The Hope Jaycees will roeet tonight at 7:30 at the Red River Vocational » Technical Sehpoi, Cong Attack Repelled, 243 Killed By GEORGE ESPEfe Associated freSs Writer SAIGON (AP)- N«art£ 1,000 North Vietnam***troops, armed with flanuMhrowefi anri rocket-propelled grenade** attacked an American artillery bast in the central Nghl.iflds of South Vietnam today. -* , ' The attack touched off Ubc heaviest fighting on thai critical front in four months. 4 The U.S. military command said 121 enemy Midlers W been killed so far In the battle, U.S. casualties wert not immediately dtsdoaed. Near Saigon, allied force* pushed through rice pftddiw and hedgerows pursuing a battered^ Viet Cong force that brofc* off a sharp E'i-hour battle shortly Before dawn. The Viet Cong deith toll was put at 284. The U.S. Command said 10 U.S. soldiers were kilted and If wounded in the fighting. Sooth Vietnamese casualties were ae* scribed a slight. The attack in the central htgfif lands was launched under tha cover of darkness by two or three North Vietnamese batta* lions against an artillery slip* port base of the U.S. 4th Infant try Division 19 miles west, of Kontum City, Headquarters sakJ the North Vietnamese troops, operating only 20 miles from their Cambodian border sanctuary, stormed the 500 American defenders and drove tfm- - ti a portion of tRe perimeter. Four hours later, neadquaf- t ,, ters said, U.S, Infantrymen haif pushed the enemy troops back and restored their defense line. The North Vietnamese began withdrawing toward Cambodia as dawn broke and. American .reinforcements poured in. Air cavalrymen made a helicopter assault into the battle zone In an attempt to block the enemy's withdrawal. Tactical fighter-bombers and 155mm howitzers pounded the North Vietnamese, It was the heaviest fighting in the central highlands since last November's 21-day battle for Dak To, 25 miles north of Kon- tum. Kontum City was hard hit by enemy troops during the Viet Cong lunar offensive Jan. 30. U.S, 4th Division Infantrymen went into the city to clear It out. According to Intelligence reports, four North Vietnamese regiments—about 12,000 troops - threaten the Kontum CUy-Dak To area. The heavy fighting near Saigon .was touched off before dawn Monday when the VJ«t Cong attacked two South Vietnamese outposts 28 miles northwest of the capital and Infiltrated the marketplace of a district town called Trang Bang and a nearby harnlet. One outpost protecting the district town was overrun. The second held. The Viet Cong also tried t# block allied relief forces from two sides, attacking U.S. armored columns to the northweil and the northeast en route to reinforce th« beleagured towij See CONG ATTACK On (Page Two) ; Livestock " Marketing Survey Meet Southwest Arkansas farmlea4. ers will launch a livestock m|f* ketlng survey March 26 in a me«i* Ing at Hope, it will begin it 8 p.m. at Diamond Cafe, The session will be one of U during the week arranged by Arkansas Farm Bureau Fede Tattoo, Wvestockroen, county Farm Bureau representatives aad Agricultural Extension Servtcj officials will attend. According to Waldo Frasiir el Little Hock, state Firm Btirew executive vice president, pirtii$> pants will discuss strong pQiate and weaknesses In toe e*i§i&f market system, They will & turn survey i sizable sample of live stock pro* ducers to their counties, *Ub the fiadlflgs contributing |o .| broad*scale study by Farm Bwmut the Estfensioo Service can Firm ftotm

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