Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 29, 1968 · Page 10
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The tragedy of Man; He starts off with a Country - and winds up with a Government! jsSS: Our Daily Bread . Sfctd Tito (y Tdi tM» ANM« N. WttMMffl Bad News on industrial Bonds; -' Papers No. I O nly last Wednesday t was happy to comment on the action of the United States Senate in voting 51 to 32 to over* "ride the internal Revenue Sef- .vice's ruling that Industrial de- "Velopment bonds are no longer .exempt from federal income tax. But a lot can happen in 48 •hours —and what has happened is bad news for Hempstead county. Yesterday the Senate reversed its previous position tnd .Voted 50 to 32 to support the IRS ;in knocking out tax exemption. This morning's newspapers' AP dispatch tells the story. The : tncrease over the. years in the .'Volume of Industrial bonds forced 'Up interest rates on the conventional bond issues which cities issue, and which are still tax- exempt — therefore municipal governments all over America protested the Senate's action In behalf of the "industrials." Poll- .tical pressure won the day —and the Senate went into reverse. The cities had a complaint, of •course —but It was the complaint of the people's political managers, not the people. If higher interest charges bothered the managers there was no one to speak up effectively for the people, for industrial expansion; for'more jobs and more money— without which things there Wouldn't be any cities for managers to manage. 1 There was justice in the cities' position, but so also there is justice in our protest against a system which allows Little River county to vote millions in tax-exempt industrial bonds for the new Nekoosa-Edwards paper •mill at Ashdown —and now proposes to prohibit Hempstead county doing as much for a projected U.S. Plywood - Champion Pipers mill at McNab around ,1970. , s^Two hundred and^ twenty-seven , new industries or expansions have been produced for Arkansas by tax-exempt industrial bonds— and now this broad benefit for all the people is to be canceled on the word of the people's managers. You can charge this up to Lyndon Johnson, real boss of the IRS —with an equal indictment of the Democratic majority in the Senate. Our senators stood pat on protection of industrial bonds last Tuesday. I don't have the roU call on yesterday's reverse action, but Fulbright had been called back to Arkansas for speeches, as other Senate friends of Industrial bonds may have been — and it appears at this writing that someone did a piece of strategic timing in calling for that second vote yesterday. Inventions come and go —but the validity of the printed page never was greater than It is today. . The coming of radio was supposed to pronounce the death knell of newspaper advertising. Then the invention of television was expected to kill radio. All of which has turned out to be nonsense. Radio was hurt for a while after TV appeared, but radio has bounced back in high gear —and in the entire communications advertising field newspapers are still definitely No, i. Here are the preliminary figures from the Bureau of Advertising on 1967 sales; Newspapers $4.92 pillions; television $2.999 billions; magazines $1.281 billions; radio $1,03 Wiltons ""Wd putdoor adverting $180 millions. Use Surplus for Vodka PRESQUE JSLE, Maine (AP) <•** Republican State Chairman Cyrtt M« Joly Jr« has a sugges* Boa oq bow to get rtd, of Maine's potato surplus, Joly told a cop platform committee meeting Thursday that the state's excess of spuds might well be made into vodka, He Iltvator, Driver Killed ; jiiw YO$K (A?) - A park* Ifig i*r a ff Ittendjflt was killed - gay, police said, when be U) automobile Isip aji ele- shaft and, plunged si* sto- pn|Q {he empty elevator on |FQi»4 tow* ft4&e said. 8rt Qonjiles, 30 t 9| Brook* SppiFSSliy Sieved tjjp ele? Hope t«* Star Printed by Offset to ctfr Safc^rlterat tf *rc fcil your sir f>!«*jf tefcft of by !p,m. VOL 69-Ho. 142 -10 fcfts !!8 "Kr ARIUNSIS, FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1908 Members Associated Press A Audit Bureau of Circulation! AT. Npt Circulation 6 rno.i. ending Sfft 30, 1967 «3,21« i <*tt»t will MICE IOC Scen«s From th« Ktwant* Minstrel Last Night Dedication of Water District Speakers at Friday's dedication of the water supply facility to the Nekoosa, Edwards Paper Mill at Ashdown Include Sen. John L, McClellan, Ross D. Da« vis, Assistant Secretary of Com* merce for Economic Develop* ment; R, ft. Morrison, director of the Southwestern Area Economic Development Administration. Also on the program Friday night in the Ashdown High School auditorium will be R, E, Collins, rtiunager of the Nekoosa- Edwards mill, E. E. Cowlings, Mayor of Ashdown, Marlon Crank and the Rev. Tommy Hall. A band concert by the Ashdown High School Band will precede the program at 6:15 p.m. Mr. Crank will be master of ceremonies and the Rev. Mr, Hall will give the Invocation at 7 p.m. Mayor Cowling will welcome visitors. Tho major address of the night will be given by Secretary Davis, Senator McClellan, The day's agenda calls for the water valves to be officially opened for the first flow b tho Ashdown plant. Cong Claims Downing Costly Plane By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - North Vietnam claimed today that Its armed forces had shot down an Fill A, the controversial new U.S. arplane which tasted combat for the first t|mo this week. Secret Meefs Illegal, WR Reminds LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller has sent memorandums to state department heads reminding them of the law which prohibits the holding of secret meetings when public affairs are concerned. Rockefeller reminded the agency heads that Act 93, which had the support of newsmen, was approved by the 1967 legis- latude. AIDC Agency Is Same One By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Industrial Development Commission listened to the presentations of five advertising firms Thursday and then awarded a contract to handle its advertising to Canford-Johnson i Associates of Little Rock. Cranford-Johnson has had the contract for the past four years. The firm will handle all but $10,000 of the $150,000 the commission has budgeted for the 1968-69 fiscal year. This was the scene last night as the Kiwanls Club staged its annual Minstrel Show before a large crowd at .Hope City Hall. The second performance is — Shipley Studio photos scheduled for 8 o'clock tonight. Admission is $1 for adults and 50 cents for students and every penny Is used by the Club on local youth programs. . Senate Changes Vote, Industrial Bond Tax Exemption Out Jan. 1 Fact Is Iff You Stay Here Long Enough You Just Got to Get Old By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK(AP)- Youth Is a bonfire of the spirit. Everyone dislikes the idea of being thought of as old, even though he sometimes acts as if he were more antique than Methuselah, who dwelt among us for 969 years. Though our bones begin to creak and the doctor frowns more often and prescribes more diets and pills and potions, all of us aspire to hang on to youth, as though it were in Itself a guarantee of immortality. You can't fight city hall, where your actual birth date is registered, but that's a mundane and inaccurate way to tell your true age anyway, The real question isn't how old you've gotten but how young you still ire. What is your youth quotient? Well, you're still young enough gt heart to enjoy life if*Children under the age of 10 recognize you as a boon companion and like to plgy games with you. You think miniskirts look fine on at least one out of three girls who wear them. Now and then yoy hive 3 yearning to encompass all knowledge, to know everything there is to be known in the Whole wide, wounded and wonderful work}. Instead of daydreaming about your funerai plans, you (jay* dream about what it would be ||ke to be aboard the first passenger spacecraft to the moon. You'd rather take I chance on something new a#3 exciting than lean on a tried and true crutch. When you're shaving, you still make faces at yourself In the mirror, and when you take a shower, you still like to make the steam-wet walls echo with a song. At an Elks' Club luncheon all the other guys drop by your table to tell you a story or hear your latest, While listening to the telecast of a pro football game, you can understand at least a fourth of the technical gibberish the sports announcer employs. At least one neighbor is jealous because of the enthusiastic way his wife takes your tends in hers when you meet. You use your birthday gnni* versaries as happy excuses to throw luncheon larks rather than as occasions for either per* sonal dirges or enforced tributes from your younger colleagues. During the last sad rites for a departed acquaintance, you don't spend most of the ceremony looking around the cemetery to see if you can't find a better final resting place for yourself. YOU have at least half as many friends whose calendar age is younger than yours as you do friends who are older. At this very moment you're suffering more from spring fever than rheumatism. If these things be true of you, stay in there and keep pitching. You're, young enough to get a kick out of livlng--and may yet get your face slapped for saying the right thing to the wrong lady at a cocktail jgrty. By JOE HALL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate heads toward a final vote on a three-point taxes and spendlng-cut bill after rejecting a section to freeze federal public works projects. It also reversed Itself Thursday and voted to go along with the Treasury Department's ruling to end tax exemptions on Industrial development bonds, effective Jan. 1. After five days of debate, the Senate was due to vote today on the over-all bill, which would extend auto and telephone excise taxes at current rates, apply a 10 per cent surcharge to income taxes and cut federal spending by about $6 billion. Sen. John J. WUliam», R-Del., who co-sponsored the surcharge-spending cut amendment, said Democrats have demonstrated they aren't serious about spending reductions which affect public works projects back home, He told a newsmen this is making some Republicans re* consider whether they will support the surcharge proposal, which President Johnson wants, The Senate voted 42 to 37 to eliminate from the package bill the freeze on public works pro)* ects, Supporting the move were 38 Democrats and 4 Republicans; opposed were Ig Democrats and Church Groups 25 Republicans. The auto and telephone excises which would be extended at present rates by the bill will drop automatically at midnight Sunday. But the Internal Revenue Service said it will continue to collect them at the higher rates since it was virtually certain Congress would extend them retroactively. Senate and House leaders have tentatively arranged a conference on the legislation for Monday. The Senate continued Thursday on its merry way adding extraneous amendments to the bill. It dealt the administration a stiff defeat by adopting 48 to 25 an amendment by Sen. Peter H. Do/nhick, R-Colo., aimed at European countries which still owe billions In World War I debts to the United States, Under it, the United States would decline to redeem in gold the dollars held by such coun* tries but would credit the amount of dollars against the debts. No Written earlier *ohe*'bf the $6 mllliM plane was overdue after a mission. x . The North Vietnamese claim, hoard in a, Hanoi broadcast monitored in Tokyo, said the supersonic swing-wing aircraft had been "shattered down" Thursday over Ha Tlnh Province about 100 miles northwest of the demilitarized zone near the Laos border. The broadcast made no mention of the fate of the two-man crow. Asked about the Hanoi claim, a U.S. spokesman said: "I can't comment on it. I can't confirm or deny It. As far as I'm concerned, a plane is overdue." One senior U.S. military official did not rule out the possibility when asked before tho Hanoi announcement whether the plane might have been shot down. "We have no evidence of that at all," he said, "It's a new aircraft. We tiave no way of knowing yet." Six of the Fills, capable of speeds of more than twice the speed of sound with bomb loads greater than any other U.S. plane except the B52 Stratofor- See CONG CLAIMS (on page two) "Bobby" I* what'* happening on campus. Students demand that Sen. Robert F. Kennedy "tell It like ills." Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy speaks to the adults- the voters -through his talks to young people In colleges and high schools* President Johnson's only brother, Sam Houston Johnson ahead and that the President "will run rather than walk." Richard M. Nixon accuses Kennedy and Johnson of raucous, irresponsible campaigning but has a kind word for McCarthy, who could knife Into Nixon's Republican vote In Wisconsin's wide-open presidential primary Tuesday. VIETNAM The loss of the Ft 11 A, the most advanced American fighter-bomber, may hand the Communists the benefits of $1 billion In U.S. research and development work. North Vietnam says Its armed forces downed the Fill A which U.S. authorities had reported overdue on a combat mission over the North. The strain between the United States and Sweden following tho stepup In Vietnam fighting runs counter to an unbroken friendship going back 185 years. NATIONAL Scores of fires blaze In Memphis In continuing violence following a Negro protest march that turned Into a riot. Psychiatrists arc busily at work (n the Sleep and Dream Laboratory in Boston to find out what the body and brain do during a dream, WASHINGTON Tho Senate heads toward a final vote on a taxes and spending-cut bill after rejecting a section to freeze federal public works project*. INTERNATIONAL France indicates it will Insist that Issuance of "paper gold'*" ''must await the balancing of U.S. International payments. Soviet leaders form an honor guard as thousands of grieving Russians pass by the urn of Yuri Gagarin. With partial relaxation of Soviet police state controls, some forced labor groups have been allowed to return home from Siberia, causing a labor shortage in the rich area. Investment Co. Receivership FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) Chancellor Warren 0. Kimbrought has scheduled a hearing for May 1 on a petition to make state Bank Commissioner H, C. Adams receiver for the Peoples Lean and Investment Co. Adams filed the petition Wednesday In Sebastian Chancery Court. The petition charged that the firm "Is now in an unsafe and unsountfcondl- tion to transact Its business." Postmaster for Huttlg WASHINGTON (AP}~ President Johnson nominated James D. Vestal Jr. Thursday for the postmaster job at HgtU(? (Union County, Ark, All Around Town By The Stir Staff Memphis Is Under Guard After Riots By BfLLJQHNSOff Associated Presa Writer MEMPHIS, Tenm (AP) Troop-protected flreffticks and stringent police patrols kept pard on Memphis tod&y, but fires flickered sporadically to the wreckage left by ft rtol which claimed one life. The violence began on historic Beale street Thursday morning when a march by 6,000 Negroes led by Rev, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in support of striking garbage collectors turned into a riot and continued through the day and night despite ft tightly enforced curfew. Another possible confrontation between marchers and police was expected today with Negro leader:) saying they would stage another march— this one limited to sidewalks like those held almost dally since the city's sanitation workers struck Feb. 12. -, Only police, stnto trooper and National Guard vehicles moved on tho major streets during th* night, but the alley!* and back streets were alive with youth* darting forth to set fires and stone flretruckfl, At midnight, a fire depart* ment spokesman said 148 fire alarms had been turned In from the downtown area* Later In the morning, a two-alarm blaze was reported at a feed mill, the second blaze there during the night. National Guardsmen, riding on the flrctrucks, prevented sen, rlous interference, however, and firefighters, had most of tha blazes out in short order. A more serious threat was a sniping Incident when five shots wore fired at police officers stationed at the Intersection of B«aie Street and Haraando Ava- <f B(W^th^ day's '%aitt trbubW spot, /• :', ,. »^:-' -"• ,,Policemen put on bulletproof vests, and National Guardsmea with snlperscopetf moved Into the areas. Police elected not to press tho search for the sniper, and no further shots were reported. Thursday's march began as a peaceful demonstration, and both Us leaders and police authorities said the violence was the work of a splinter group of Negro youths. Frank Hollo man, Memphis police director, said the trouble started when 200 youths separated from the main group and wont on a window breaking and looting bingo. Police retaliated with clubs and riot gas. In the Htrugglo that followed and continued through tho night, a 10-yo.ii'j'l Negro, Larry Payne, was shot to death, more than 150 arrests were made, and at least 50 persons were Injured — Including five shot and one stabbed. Police said Payne was shot and killed sometime after tte march was broken up. Hollo man said he was told Payne was shot after charging an offli cer with a butcher knife when the youth was caught looting, i Delighted With Progress Confrocf MALVERN, Ark. (AP) - A white organization composed of J? churches merged Thursday with a Negro group which includes nine churches. The white organization, the Malvern Ministerial Alliance, and the Negro group, the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, held their first joint meeting Thursday and announced it wouki be open to all churches no jnjfer what faith or race. With Agency LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Bob Evans, director of the Publicity and Parks Commission, says the Little Rock advertising agency of Hockerstoith, Dozler and Thomas has been awarded commission business by commission action since 1956, Evans informed commission member Orville I, Richolson of Newport, In a letter made pub* lie Thursday, that the cominis? sion had not had a written con. tract with the advertising agency for the past 12 years. Richolson had asked Evans to supply information coacerntng the commission's dealing with the Hockersraith agency during the oast three vears. The Nicolo Marionettes were brought to Hope under sponsor* ship of the Junior Auxiliary and the event was very successful,., some 1,500 local school students saw the performances. Doctors Emrnett Thompson and Don Freel attended the South Arkansas Optometric Society's monthly meeting Wednesday night at Chris 1 Steak House In Camdett, Brenda Williams of Hope was presented In a student recital at Southern State College on Thursday, March 23 ... she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Roose* velt Williams of 220 East Ave* oue D , . , a 1967 Hope Yerger graduate she is a freshman music education major at Southern State where she Is a member of DaCapo, fine arts club . ,» she played "Prelude in B minor, Op f 28, No. 6" by Chopin on the piano. Protests of the IRS decision on tax exempt industrial develop- roeni toads, issued by rauaici- palttles was joined here ,, .Guy Grlgg, president of the Hope Chamber of Commerce wired Arkansas congressional delegation protesting the IRS ruling and received affirmative answers from Wilbur Mills, John Paul Hammemhrnldt. John McClellan, J, W, Fulbright, E, C, Gainings and David Pryor, Girl Scout Leaders express their appreciation to Senior Scouts Gail Tyer, Saily Booth, Kathy Felld, Jeony Tolieson, Bet* sye Morris and Mary Nell wu* Hams tor p«toting toe floor of the Little House, They also wish to thank Sherwin-Williams Paint Co. lor use of tfle sanding machine and to UGrooa Williams for donating the varnish, last week 17,530 persons visited Miilwood Reservoir, the Corps of Engineers announced* Attending the Arkansas High School Press meet la Llttie Rock Friday and Saturday of last week were Charles Ward, Janice Russell, Debbie Homes, Elaine Gilley, Duwani Co* tod Mrs, McDowell Turner, of Sthool NORTH UTTLK ROCK (AP) — Curtis H, SwairiL chairman of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools* Arkansas State Committee, an«~ nounced Thursday that the NCA was "delighted with the pro* gress of tha North Little Roclr School District." ; North UtUe Rock's schools had been threatened with a, suspension of accreditation 14' 1967, The NCA cited what if called a long list of discrepancies including lack of communlr ty support, crowded and difficulty between School Bpard and the The full NCA accrediting coro*~ mittee graated Me district r ooe-yeir reprtive last year, ;; "North Littie Rock had tae' evidence to show that they mean business," Swaini sai<£' "It makes you feel good to see a community make up its mind;: mat schools are important an4~ that they will matotato thsratftat way," ''' ' • ~

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