Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 28, 1968 · Page 8
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Hope, Arkansas
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The tragedy of Mm; He starts off with s Country - and winds up with a Government! Our Daily Bread SfKM TlNfl Vjf Tnf Cfnff AfotH.WaMH.nl Kiwanis Minstrel; Fishinf Motes On Telephone UM Y ou are reminded, if that be necessary, Hope Kiwanis Club opens its 25th annual iflftsitel and Variety Show on the City Hall stage at 8 o'clock tonight (Thursday), with a repeat Friday night. This Is always a good entertainment, besides which you find sttlsfoction In the knowledge that the proceeds of the show go to youth activities, one of the oldest and ablest voluntary public works in our community. A quote from the memorial program printed for the 1968 show:: ••• •••••, :.;•'••;'•• "More than $35,000 has been expended Uy the Hope Kiwanis Club on boys' and girls' youth projects, activities and recreational programs in Hope during the past 25 years. The club is grateful to the Hope community for support of the Kt« wanis shows through the years," You've seen our pictures—in both black-and-white and four- color—printed In The Star on the same subject, but float-fishing on Arkansas' White River was never more beautifully presented than in the March issue of Scene, pictorial magazine of the St. Louis headquarters of Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. '.'Floating in Luxury" is the title of a four-page section in full color, with emphasis on pictures and ifew words. The telephone company's cameraman took the same stretch of river that your editor followed with L. Carter ^Johnson of Hope in August 1986—the area just below Dull Shoals Dam. ?We puB.in at Cotter, Ark., 11 niiles west of our overnight headquarters at Mountain Home, "and wound up a one-day float at VOL M-No. 141 -.12 Stftf of «60*» tt», Press Consolidated January 18, 1929 Printed by Offset r"'£' ;'-i* **• city §ttfes«ftt*Mi tf to rw«fw year Stif plHM and i etff t«f »tll or tf " HOW, MMWtt. THURSDAY, MARCH 28,1968 Mf mbers Associated Pr*»s 4 Audit Bur«t» of Circulation* Av. Hel Circulation 6 n*ss. «rritn« Sept. 30, 1961 -3,218 PUCE IOC ,q . gather that the telephone photographer flew to Bull Shoals and floated the river just north of our beginning point at Cotter, which is 15 miles below the dam He didn't get the canyon shots that we did near the end of our trip to Buffalo City— but he did como home with a picture we thought about but missed . . . a fishing boat wandering downstream dream-like in a shroud of early-morning fog. You always have a fog on White River just below Bull Shoals from dawn until the sun burns it away about 9 a.m. This is the result of water escaping from Bull Shoals at 50 degrees colliding with the hot air of an Arkansas summer. I recognized the possibilities of a fog shot on the sleeping river struck by dawn— but the re wasn't another boat in sight the morning Johnson and I went out with our guide, Bob Hurst of Hurst Fishing Service, Cotter, Ark. ." And fog is a pretty blank subject without a contrasting object •.such as a boat. Apparently the "Jst. Louis operator had the fore••sight to arrange in advance for a ibqat "target"— something I won't forget the next time I go , float-fishing, and, you candepend ,on (t, I will go. I Super Jet Is Feared lost in $E Asf0 WASHINGTON (AP)~One of the United States' controversial Fill fifhters is overdue on a tombing mission in Southeast Asia and presumably lost, it was learned today A squadron pf the ISOQ^njile* nils arrived in Thai' Kennedy in First Primary By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen, Robert F. Kennedy en* ters his first presidential prl- m a f y today-Indiana's-and politicking is heavy in Wisconsin where the primary is only five days away, Kennedy reached the decision in Utah Wednesday id enter Indiana's May 7 primary, He flies to Indianapolis tonight to file, making stops for campaign speeches along the way, The New York senator's entry will make Indiana the first official battleground between Kennedy and rival anti-Vietnam war policy candidate Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy, A stand-in for President Johnson, Indiana Gov. Roger D. Branigin, also is in the ballot. Republican candidate Richard M. Nixon went on the Indiana ballot Wednesday. He'll be the only Republican on the ballot if no others meet the midnight deadline tonight. In Wisconsin, meanwhile, Nixon, McCarthy, Republican Harold Stassen and a host of administration officials backing Johnson are making final campaign drives for the vote next Tuesday. California Gov, Ronald Reagan also is on the ballot. He says he's not a presidential candidate but his Wisconsin back- firs are pressing for a Reagan vote. ;, Nixon announced he is preparing a major statement for broadcast Sunday on the Vietnam war and "the problem of diplomacy at the highest levels "involving the Soviet Union." The former vice president told newsmen: '-'Over a; period of „ time, I've probably .been the ad" ministration's ..most .consistent critic; This speech wilfbe along those lines." McCarthy resumes his Wis consin campaign after a fundraising trip to Chicago Wednesday. He told businessmen there that if the Vietnam war continues to escalate the nation will have to plan for credit, price and wage controls. School Croup to ergahiso FOREMAN, Ark. (AP)-State Rep. Marion H, Crank of Foreman said Wednesday a citizens committee to develop a state- aid school distribution formula will organize next Wednesday to work with the Legislative Council. Mlnstr*! Tim* Again This is a scene year's Kiwanis Minstrel and similar ones are in store tor Hope folks tonight when the Minstrel American Losses Last Week 349 SAIGON (AP) -* Hi,? number of Americans atri South Viet* names? killed In the Vietnam war edged up slightly last w<?ek, the two comm-vids reported today, the mimlier of enemy reported slalndroppfid. U.S, Comitmnri saw 349 Americans were killed in action in the seventy period ending at midnight Saturday as cotn;ared with 336 the previous week. There were 1,965 Americans wounded last week, also up slightly from the 1,910 a wool: earlier, Of the 1,965 winded last week, 985 did not require hospttallzation, U.S. spokesman said. South Vietnamese headquarters said 270 governnu-nt troops were killed last week, three more than the 267 reported killed a week previously. The number o! wounded was down to 670 as cornered with 932 In the earlier reporting period, and th^jvnumber of misstn* was wit at*49 as compared with 186 In Ui«i previous week. -The U.U. Command sakl 2,223 eirarny were killed by allied forces lest week. The South Vietnamese command put the totftl enemy killed at 3,428. Ro- ports from the two com in.i iris ,,. often vary, and U.S, spokesman - Shipley Studio photo no fed that tho enemy killed total from last auditorium. Money derivedIwm wa« "subject to readjustment." ik*. lll n ..J..i1 <l,V.t«k nln.rn Aottfn *' . Ineniy War Dead New jots Pound Totals 320,129, U.S. Death Tell 20,096 f •fc. the Minstrel, which plays again Friday, is used tor the youth of Hope. opens at 8 o'clock In City Hall Adults $1.00 and students 50 Cfnts. Grave Digging Probe Henderson Choir to By BOB MORTON AP Military Writer WASHINGTON .(AP - Our- ln| Gen, WlUlamC, Westnure- land's tenure In South Vietnam the allies have reported killing 253,000 of the enemy-124,500 mnre than the enemy wus sakl to have in the country when Westmoreland took over, Enemy forces at the end of 1964 when Westmoreland took over were estimated it 128,SCO. The top Viet Cong and North Vietnamese strength In the South currently is listed as 248,000. Most enemy deaths have occurred the past two years whan Hanoi, like Washington, was escalating Us manpower commitment In the South, Westmoreland, due to return to Washington as Army chief of staff by July 2, assumed command of the U. S. war effort In Aujrust 1964. As of July 1, 1964, enemy death totals going back through 1960 stood at 61,080, This figure, It should be noted, generally consisted of South Vietnamese casualty clalmn. The United States later began Its own count, By the end of 1967 claimed enemy losses for eight years stood See ENEMY WAR On Page 9 Admits Red Push Blow AP News Digest POLITICS The presidential campaign trail becomes congested in Wls« Red Supply Centers : By GEORGE EfPER ." Associated Press writer "" SAIGON (AP) - U.S. Air Force B52 jet tombefs pounded ton officials, Richard M. Nixon Sh<u< Valley west of Hue on the voters, Gov. Ronald Reagan's political advisers hope Sen. Robert F, Kennedy gets off to a fast start In his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination. One says, "With Bobby In the picture, we may have a chance." VIETNAM Ambassador Robert W. Komwer acknowledges the Viet Cong's Tot offensive handed the pacification program a major setback but says it will recover before the enemy does. During Gen. Westmoreland's tenure In South Vietnam the al« lies have reported kill ing 188,300 of the enemy— 60,000 more than tho enemy was said to have In South Vietnam when Westmoreland took over. Indicate* Murder But \ ^'"9 Here to Program _.__ _ !».: . „."— _ '&* J The thirty-voice Concert Choir ..••,. All Involved Are Dead! The thirty-voice Concert Choir from Henderson State College, March Ends With Riots, Looting MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A march led by Martin Luther King ended abruptly today after hundreds of Negro demonstrators got out of hind and began looting stores and breaking windows on downtown streets. Police opened fire with tear gas in an effort to disperse the crowd. One policeman was severely beaten by Negro youths when he tried to stop them while they were looting a store. Tired eff All Americans Who Feel the Need to Apologize for Living " j yi^, Artowteiphia, .will present a con- By PETE YOyNG «**Atiidtt*H*'VoefttflMMlc in the Hope The supersonic, fighters cost several million <1oi :jars each. . Sources saW the Filial Us erew was en route jitenrt to a bombing over North Vietnam The plane has apt heard. fropi since, was understood the last n< transmissioa Crow the crew while the ptaa was over ~: l£os, wMcfe lies between, Thai- •Ipd. and, North Vietnam Search ojwtiojjs iwre tvra*J up no trace of the fjgbterdbpmb- bwces located, the ?*«&' : goft &4 «» vor4 op wb£t may J&ve tejf*n«J to the Fill- By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - Curbstone comments of a pavement Plato; I am tired of the hangdog American, The hangdog American is a guy who lives in the greatest country on earth and feels he has to apologize for his own existence. There is no longer much danger of the average American bragging himself to death. He is more likely to wither on the vine from unnecessary guilt, Jt is hard todiy to nam* a thing that doesn't afflict the typical American with a sense of being in the wrong. If be Js over 40, he feels guilty because he isn't younger, U he has children and can't give them everything they ask for, be feels he is letting them down. K they turn out b^Jly, JH is sure it must be bis fault, not theirs. He feels gyilty if his wife has to weir 9 cloth co%t instead of a fur one, or if the refrigerator in her kitchen is more than JO years ojd. Jf the opera bores him, he feels he Js a ro JSicaJJy illiterate boob, because everyone is sup* posed to be cultured tod»y and enjoy opera, whether he likes it or not. If he is 10 pouqls overweight, he feels gyiHy because he reads that half the people in the world go hijflgry overnight. K be goes to w-ir-r-anrJ hedges wbe fseis guilty because his en- eraie$ fjgbjt bict ai*} bis unfaithful allies don't rush to !•;- support. If he gives away billions to other lands—and he does—he feels guilty because bis beneficiaries do not stun his ears with their applause. This cringing posture of the hangdog American is something relatively new to our national life. Never before did we insist or require that the rest of mankind love us; wh/ should we now? Never before have we looked down upon ourselves, our conduct, or our m.itives; why should we now? Uncle Sam should never let himvelf become another Uriah Heap, burdened with a pretentious h'imUJty, nor should the average American ever let himself degenerate into meretricious masochism, The hangdog American is getting the bid habit of sticking out his chin an-1 then hitting it with his own fist. He Is getting the bad habit of loo'unj 4* himself in the mirror and breaking into self-pitying tears because the face he sees there isn't tha* of a universally accepted god. The hangdog American Js In danger of Josjng the fjerce U>1e- peqdence and self-pride of his pioneering ancestors. He is not only capitulating to his carping critics^-he is becoming bis own worst critic by doubting or dis? trusting his o-.vn obvious virtues: courage, ingenuity, loyalty, generosity, idealism That is the wvrst thing that can happen to any maar? to lose faith in himself. And that is what is happening to the 4og Am me an. ,« Associated Press Writer - LITTLE ROCK (AP>-Board of Correction Chairman John Haley of Little Rock said early today that an investigation into grave digging at Cummins Prison Farm turned up enough evidence for murder convictions but that all persons involved were dead. He said, however, that the investigation by the Arkansas State Police found that the three human skeletons that were exhurmxl from unmarked graves at Cummins Jan. 29 and touched off the probe were burled in a pauper cemetary and were cases of "sloppy management." Prison officials conjectured earlier that the bodies were those of inmates murdered and buried secretly, but a pathologist report said there was no evidence of foul play concerning the three skeletons. Haley said that some of the graves in the grassy field located on the 16,000 acre prison farm most likely contained bodies of m-irdered inmates but said documentation had covered up the cause of death in many instances, Testimony drawn from Inmates Indicated that murder victims' bodies were often returned to relatives or buried as paupers with death certificates indicating cause of death as natural ailments, he said. Asked If murder testimony was drawn from former inmates from around the country who testified that they witnessed nunjers at Cummins and Tucker Prison Farms but feared for their lives If they sajd anything Haley said, "No," "No." He said the FBI had inter- See GRAVI PIGGING On Page 2 Petition by Irmattt Ponied UTTLE ROCK (AP) - Cir« cujt Judge WJlUam J, Kirby of LJttJe Rock has denied four state penitentiary Inmates pe« tUion that theJr sentences be cancelled because their rights were violated. FJJJng the petitions were Rich* ard Charlie Hooten, who is serving 21 years for secondrde? gree murder; Clayton Woods, who is serving five years for possessing stolen property; Harold KJrable, who is serving five years tor assault with intent to kill; and Floyd Bailey, who is serving three years tor possessing marijuana. High School auditorium on Monday night, April 1, 7:30 O'clock. This is a selected group from Henderson's Choral Union of 150 voices, and is directed by Prof. Eugene Kuyper, a recognized choral director, who has taught voice and directed choral groups at Henderson tor some 14 years. The choir Is a new performing group this year and Is composed mostly of students majoring in music. Though most of the group are Arkansans, three are from Iowa and one from Texas. This program is the first In a fine arts series of three being given In Hope by Henderson State College, with the support of government funds. The remainder of the series consists of a play on April 22, and an opera on May 15. World's First Spate Man Is Killed MOSCOW (AP) - Handsome Soviet cosmonaut Yuri A, Gagarin, who flew the world's first manned space mission in April 1961, died In a training-flight crash Wednesday, The crash also killed Col, Vladimir S. Seryogin, commander of an air unit and a member of the space backup team. The ashes of both Gaga, rin and Seryogin will be placed in the most honorable spot in the Soviet Union, the Kremlin Wall facing Red Square, The news that the 34*year«ld Soviet hero was dead plainly saddened many Russians, One radio announcer repeated the official report several times with deep e mot Jon, The announcements were interspersed with slow funeral rousjc from Tchaikovsky and ScrJabin, No details were given about the crash. Gagarin's death was the sec? ond tragedy known to have hit the Soviet space program within a year, Last April 24 Col, Yladj, mif W, Komarov was killed when hjs Soyuz spacecraft crashed to earth. SI* U.S, astronauts have died in the line of duty. Gagarin opened the book on manned space flight on April 12, 196J, when he shot skyward In his Vostoic space capsuje and or* bited the earth once. The trip lasted 108 minutes and Gagarin landed apart from the capsule by parachuting to earth near the village of Smelovki. By LRW1SGUUCK * Associated Press Writer * .WASHINGTON (AP) v 'a» Am • basflador Robert, W, Komer sa,ys the' Viet Cong dealt pacification a real setback with their February assault on South Vietnam's cities—but he predicts Saigon will recoup its losses faster than the enemy will. In a cabled response from Saigon to questions from The Associated Press, Komor summed up the status of "the other war" since the mnsslve lunar new year enemy offensive this w.iy: "Pacification Is still alive and kicking, despite the early tendency of many to pronounce It dead. It now seems clear that those who counted out pacification In the immolate aftermath of the Tet offensive were overreacting and speaking prematurely bsfore the returns were In. Vurl A, Gagarin, the world's first man In space, Is killed in a training flight; Moscow Radio announces. WASHINGTON A congressional probe turns up evidence that substandard foodstuffs and other goods rejected by government purchasing agents frequently are sold to unsuspecting consurnders as quality morchandise. * The administration reportedly Is pushing hard tor Stnate defeat of a proposal that would combine 'tui Income ULX hike with a federal spending told- down. Preparations on a report tor President Johnson on what can be done to stop or minimize earthquakes In the Denver area have stepped up with fears a major quake may hit the area this year. Death Bullets Hot From Some Gun NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Bullets taken from the bodies burglaries Saturday wwre fired new enemy buildup threatening the former Imperial capital. Thlrty-five eight - engined Stratofortresses flew five separate missions against the valley. 50 miles west of Hue, raining nearly 2 million pounds of bombs on the North Vietnamese positions. The bombers, flying at more than 20,000 feet and unseen from tho ground, mounted three raids Wednesday afternoon on truck parks, gun positions, bunkers and storage depots In the valley. They returned this morning for two more missions. -< During the same period, the B52s flow two missions against North Vietnamese ammunition depots and troop concentrations around Kh« Sanh. For the third consecutive day, Marines at Khe Sanh reported a relatively light shelling, fewer than 100 rounds. Marine casualties were reported as light. „» The B52s have boon averaging about five missions a day In support of Khe Sanh. Russian trucks have been spotted regularly In recent WQQks moving from the A Shau Valley toward Hue with ammunition and other war materials', Lt, Gen. Robert E, Cushman, commander of the northern 1st Corps, said North Vietnamese engineers have rebuilt much ol old provincial Route 947 running 40 miles ovor mountains from the >'' Shau,, Valley to Hue. . fa* valley has served as a .massive enemy supply depot on the Ho Chi Mlnh network of trails from Loo« since North Vietnamese troops overran the U.S. Special Forces camp there two years ago. In early March, the top U.S. commanders In Vietnam predicted the North Vietnamese would strike again at Hue because the Communist command feels It Is tho Invasion gateway along the coastal plains to South Vietnam. Elsewhere the U.S. command announced that 1,989 Viet Cong have been killed in the biggest allied offensive of the war Latest reports »ald an A merl- in task a real setback—especially tragic In term? of Innocent civilian losses—but the enemy suffered grievous losses, too. "The real question is whether we can recover and forgg ahead more quickly than ho. I believe that we are and can, given perseverance anrl will." Komer, who runs U.S. assistance to the pacification effort as See ADMITS RED two of tests conducted by tho Arkansas State Police do^ stroyed a theory that the murderer of Bryant William Hewitt during a service station robbery ami the killing of Chlprnan L. Chun, a Camden grocer, could be by tho sanw assailant. Both were brutally slain but markings on tho fatal bullets were different, Vick saw. Thanff- Re- On Page 9 All Around Town By The Star Stiff Kenny R. RldgdW of the Arkansas State Police has completed intensive basic police training course at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy, East Camden , , , he Is the son of Mr, and Mrs, Ernest Ridgdill of Hope Rt, 4, is a gra. duate of Hope and attending Texarkana Junior College ,,. he has been with the State Police since April 1967. Shipfitter Second Class Willie R t Scoggins, USN, son Of Bruce Scoggins of Hope, Rt. 4, is serving aboard the sile test ship USS Norton Sound, home ported at Port Huerierm, Calif, Staff Sergeant Bobby L, Legged, son of Mrs. Nina Ltggfctt of Rt. 3, Hope, Ark., has been recognized for helping his unit earn its second U.S, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award in less than four months , . , Sergesu'. '.eggett, a guidance and control systems specialist at Elgin AFB, Fla,, *'.ll '*«ir the distinctive service ribbon with an oak leaf cluster to denote that he was a The combined U.S. and South Vietnamese offensive by 50,000 troops was launched 18 days ago in five provinces around Saigon. Its uim Is to clear the area of enemy forces and to regain the offensive from the Viet Coiig. American and South Viet', narnefie forces have lost 178 dead In the operation and are killing 12 enemy soldiers for«v» ery allied soldier lost, If he U.,5, Command count is correct. This is twice the average American Iclil ratio of six-to-one, member of the unit during the * 8f JCf If f Jit period of the award , , , the .. — . Sergeant Is a graduate of Hope jj 00)65 Jf Uv£flf High School and his wife, Marilyn is the daughter of Mr, and Mrs, fnanfil A, H. Cohoon of Hyannls, Mass, Wlffllff Singers and lovers of Gospel Music from Arkansas, Lqul- siana and Texas as well as many other states will gather In Shreveport, La, in the municipal audl* toriurn for the annual Trl-State Singing Convention, Saturday night aad all day Sunday, April 6-7. Marvin Jones, formerly of Hope who has made her home in Redondo Beach, Calif, for about 25 years, Is seriously ill, according to a sister, Mrs, X, B. MlUer of Hope. Dr. Rex Easter, son of Mrs, J. A, Davis of Hope, has returned to the U. S, from service overseas. . .he, his wife, Lin? day and tiit'ir daughter, Jennl? fer Lynn, will soon move from Piae Bluff to Shrevepcrt, where he will complete bis residency at Confederate Memorial Hos? plui. Verger High students elected members of its Student Council in elections Wednesday. Installation of the n<.-w officers will be heW April 9 in the school gymnasium. Elected were: Mary Blake, president; Thomas Williamson, vice-president; Mary Brown, secretary; Ralph Martin, treasurer; Donnte .VfcClure, assistant reporter; Ljrda WaJkef, assistant reporter. There will be a runoff between Sarah Jones and Bridget Bennett for the office of reporter. Gottwoy Arch to ST. way Arch at St. Louis Will be dttlicau-d in ceremonies ^ oh^on arrf dignatanes will be JnyitecJ to tte ceremoves. Si. LpMi§ - Cervantes

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