Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 1, 1968 · Page 10
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 10

Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, April 1, 1968
Page 10
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Bomb Order Clashes With Military Men By FRED S. HOFFMAN AP Military Writer WASHtNGf ON (AP) - President Johnson's order halting most bombing and naval shell* Ing of North Vietnam clashes with the expressed convictions of key military leaders that it Is vital to hit harder. Johnson ordered Sunday night U.S. planes and warships "to make no attacks on North Vietnam, except in the area north of MARINE BASE at Khe Sanh is seen here in aerial view. The airstrip runs east southeast (bottom of photo) to west northwest. Motion First, Soys Johnson in Address WASHINGTON (AP) - Here are the words with which President Johnson announced he would not seek re-election: Throughout my entire public career I have followed the personal philosophy that I am a free man, an American, a public servant and a member of my Party, in that order always and only. . For 37 years in the service of our nation, first as a Congressman, as a Senator and as Vice President and now as your President, I have put the unity pi jtoe, people first.1 have put it ahead.of any devisive partisanship. And in these times as in times before, it is true that a house divided against itself by the spirit of faction, of party, of region, of religion, of race, is a house that cannot stand. There is division in the American house now. There is devi- siveness among us all tonight. And holding the trust that is mine, as President of all the people, I cannot disregard the peril to the progress of the American people and the hope and the prospect of peace for all peoples. So, I would ask all Americans, whatever their personal interests or concern, to guard against devisiveness and all its ugly consequences. Fifty-two months and ten days ago, in a moment of tragedy and trauma, the duties of this office fell upon me. I asked then for your help and God's, that we might continue America on its course, binding up our wounds, healing our history, moving forward in new unity, to clear the American agenda and to keep the American commitment for all of our people. United we have kept that commitment. United we have enlarged that commitment. Through all time to come, I think America will be a stronger nation, a more just society, and a land of greater opportunity and fulfillment because of what we have all done together in these years of unparalleled achievement. Our reward will come in the life of freedom, peace, and hope that our children will enjoy through ages ahead. What we won when all of our people united must not now be lose in suspicion, distrust, selfishness, and politics among any of our people. Believing this as I do, I have coijcliried that I should not permit the Presidency to become isvoived in the partisan divisions that are developing in ttiis political year, With Amwica's sons in the fields far away, with America's future under challenge right at tome, with our hopes toe world's hopes for peace Jn the b8laa.ee every day, } do not UeJieve that I should devote %a Jiowr or a day of my time to sury personal partisan causes or to any duties other than the of this office— of your country, I stell I will opt accept, the of «jy Pirty for term %s ywt' President. BOMBINGS (from page one) the first step to do-escalate the conflict..." Johnson then named Ambassador-at-large W. Averell Harriman to represent him, with the assistance of the U.S. ambassador to Moscow, Llewellyn Thompson, in any talks that can be arranged at Geneva, Switzerland, "or any other suitable place," The President did not link his new peace offensive with his bombshell announcement removing himself from the presidential election race. But there was immediate Washington speculation that Ho Chi Minn might do so. The question was whether Ho — if he. is interested in negotiations at all—would expect to get better peace terms from a new administration than from the outgoing President. Johnson based his partial bombing halt and his peace bid on the so-called San Antonio formula, which he announced in a speech at San Antonio, Texas, last September. Previously he had sent it to'Hanoi through diplomatic channels in August. He said then he would stop the bombing of North Vietnam if serious peace talks would begin promptly, and he would assume that Hanoi would not "take advantage of our restraint" to improve its military position. North Vietnamese spokesmen denounced the formula and declared they would not promise military de-escalation. They did say about three months ago, however, that if the United States would unconditionally halt all attacks on North Vietnam, talks would begin shortly afterward and all relevant questions could be discussed. More recently, it was learned that in diplomatic probings of the North Vietnamese stand the Johnson administration was seeking some assurance that in response to a bombing halt North Vietnam would scale down military operations. Secretary of State Dean Rusk has said repeatedly he wanted to know what action North Vietnam would take if the United States ended its attacks—and he particularly wanted to know what would happen in the border region opposite Khe Sanh where massive enemy troop movements liave been tutier way for months. Recently officials in Washington have reported they detected, no active interest in peace negotiations on North Vietnam's part. Informants said Sunday night there was definitely no understanding with North Vietnam preceding Johnson's decision on the bombing. The President said he wus acting unilaterally. Johnson said his immediate purpose was "to bring about a reduction in the level of violence that now exists," to save lives, and "to permit the contending forces to move closer to a political settlement." Johnson renewed his offer, first made in early 1965, to have North Vietnam participate in a post-war program of development in Southeast Asia. He also indicated U.S. willingness to lave rebel leaders in South Vietnam have a part in that country's political processes. HOP! (ARK) STAR, the Demilitarized Zone." Presumably, the order was effective at once. He permitted strikes only in a sector "where the continuing enemy build-up directly threatens allied forward positions and where the movements of their troops and supplies are clearly related to that threat." The President's action exempts almost 90 per cent of North Vietnam's 17 million people and most of its territory—including Hanoi, the port of Hai- phong and the rice-producing regions of food-short North Vietnam. Military sources said they be- lleve the bombing and shelling Mid By Offset will be compressed into a section south of Dong Hoi, a major point on the supply lines, about 35 miles above the DM2. This section, they said, includes the Mu Gia pass, through which many of North Vietnam's trucks drive with their loads of war supplies and munitions for North Vietnamese and Viet Cong soldiers In South Vietnam, One member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told a reporter privately within the past 10 days that he feels strongly the United States should broaden and Intensify the air war against the North. In view of the Communist winter offensive, this high-rank- ing officer said the United States should lift restrictions on bombing the Haiphong harbor an docks, across which flow much of the Soviet-supplied arms, petroleum products and food. "I'm for hitting anything that supports the enemy's war effort in the South," he said. He did not rule out striking the dike system '.o ruin North Vietnam's rice crop. Other senior officers, contacted after the President's limit- the-bombing order, m.ide it plain they oppose it. Recalling that all the JCS members went on record last summer as strongly supporting the bombing, v one officer said: "1 don't know of any military men who have changed their minds." Some uniformed professionals recalled that, during a four-day Lunar New Year bombing pause last year, American reconnaissance planes spotted trucks and barges flocking southward with an estimated 25,000 tons of war gear—many times the norm?.l movement. They said they fear the same thing will happen now, contending that the supply flow must be interdicted all along the supply route, not just at the bottom of the funnel. Johnson's order cornfis at a time when skies are clearing Monday, April 1,1S6f over the North after the months- long monsoon, creating weather conditions for more Intensive bombing, ^ B A ft B S Every time the wife- goes shopping, she ivears her buyfocals. • a >'f f> Our jalopy is very econonr- ical to run. it's getting |t started that wastes so much gas. ; THE FRIENDLY/- ,/i TV, Arkansas Grown Fryers CASH! sore THINGQ '1000-100-'20-'10-'5-1 79* U.S.D.A. CHOICE TENDERAY BEEF - BOSTON Roll Roast FRESH AND LEAN Ground Beef U.S.D.A. CHOICE TENDERAY BEEF - STANDING Rib Roast LB . 85 C U,S.D,A. CHOICE TENDERAY BEEF Rib Steak U.S.D.A. CHOICE TENDERAY BEEF - BONELESS ib Steak $129 SERVE 'N SAVE CUBED 89" 1 Beef Steaks HOLLY BRAND FOOT LONG Hot Dogs BUCKET Catfish Steaks COUNTRY STYLE SLAB Sliced Bacon SILVER PLATTER First Pork Chops CLUB1 No purchase necessary to participate. Game material available at your Kroger store. 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Prices effective through Wednesday, April 3, 1968 sunrise FRESH SUNRISE FRESH PRODUCE GUARANTEED Every package of Kroger's fresh fruits and vegetables, must be sunrUe-fresh when you buy it. If you are not completely satisfied, Kroger will replace your item or refund your money. Green Cabbage Fresh Radishes CARROTS Why Settle For Less? GET ALL FOUR AT KROGER BEST VALUES IN TOWN TOP VALUE STAMPS TENDERAY BEEF GUARANTEED QUALITY Quantity rights reserved. Copyright 1968, The Kroger Co. 1 1 KROGER BEEF, CHICKEN, TURKEY MEAT POT PIES COCOANUT CUSTARD OR APPLE MORTON PIES BANQUET ENCHILADA 12 OZ., OR MEXICAN DINNERS SAVE 66c - GILLETTE SUPER STAINLESS RAZOR BLADES 12c OFF LABEL TOOTHPASTE, SAVE 3Gc GLEEM Instant Coffee $139 1402, JAR 6 8 OZ. PKGS. 0 Jl V 1-LB,, 4 OZ. PIES $ 25* 1 I I 39* 79* 59* Get Double Top Value Stamps Wednesday LB. PKG. 10-CT. PKG. 6.75 OZ. TUBE

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