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The tragedy of Man: He starts off with a Country - and winds up with a Government! T Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washhurn Court Ruling on Vote Power Is Pure Justice I he United States Supreme Court in its decision Monday brought the concept of "one-man, one-vote" down to the local level of government. The original ruling dealt with district apportionment by states, but yesterday's decision applied the same principle to county and city government. The specific case before the court was a complaint from Midland county, Texas, that the apportionment on voting for members of the county governing board was "loaded" in favor of the rural areas, virtually disenfranching citizens of the City of Midland, center of the county's population. Midland county was ordered to rezone the voting districts so representation would be equal between city and country residents. Where you live should have nothing to do with how you feel about districting laws. This is a self-governing republic in which all adult citizens are supposed to have an equal voice. At least those Star Printed by Cttf te receive jrdtif SUf ptei and* paper, ftf tilt fcllwrjtotr VOL 69-fto. 145 - 10 Pages Star of Hope, 1899, Press 1927 Consolidated January 18, 1929 HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, APRIL 2,1968 Member: Associated Press & Audit Bureau Av, Net Circulation 6 mos. ending Sept, 50, iW) PRICE W Humphrey to Meet With LBJ WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey heads for a crucial meeting with President Johnson after telling supporters he'll say "later on" whether he will seek the presidency. Humphrey said they would meet today. Johnson also has on tap a meeting 'with Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, who already is contending for the Democratic nomination, with no date announced. Kennedy requested the meeting to discuss national unity following Johnson's startling announcement Sunday night that he won't seek or accept re- nomination. Johnson told newsmen Monday he would grant Kennedy's request, Johnson's announced exit prompted Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy, another Democratic contender, to make last-minute citizens who are self-supporting efforts to counter a potential — although this latter point is sympathy vote for the President merely an editorial opinion and in today's Wisconsin primary. was not day. before the court Mon- Only the President and McCarthy are listed on the Demo- have to be published in In a But The Star's record speech will show that we have upheld the one-man, one-vote principle showed McCarthy nationally broadcast on primary eve Mc- said Johnson's decision again "deserves, I Our farm readers might sug- cratic ballot there and private gest that I am writing this from polls taken before Johnson's an- the viewpoint of a city resident nouncement since newspapers by their very way ahead, nature cities. Carthy not to run even when it favored the big think, the approval, the honor cities and worked against our and the respect of every citizen small one. of the United States." Twelve years ago, in 1956, Humphrey, who was on a dip- Arkansas had before it an initia- lomatic mission in Mexico when tive petition for Constitutional Johnson made his decision pub- Amendment No. 45, which pro- lie, stepped from a plane into posed to "freeze" the apportion- the chilly Washington air late ment of state senators and repre- Monday night and got a warm sentatives to the area population figures of that day. Amendment' 45 "froze" the senatorial districts completely, and required that every county, however small, have at least one representative. The measure would have helped the rural areas and small RED HATRED shows in the face of "Champ," who, with Airman l.C. Richard Smith of New York, make up one of many man and dog teams guarding the Osan Air Base in South Korea. Senators Critical of LBJ Relieved That He Is Not Running Again cities like Hope, but would have damaged Little Rock, Fort Smith, welcome from about 500 nor. sons, many of them bearing placards-urging him to run. "I will meet with President Johnson tomorrow and I shall be talking to you later on," Humphrey told them. Standing behind him us he read his statement was Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman, a former three-term By CARL P. LEUBSDORF i c majority in the Senate. Associated Press Writer of 35 Senate seats being con- WASHINGTON (AP) - Dem- tested, 23 are held by Demo- ocratic senators openly critical crats, including 8 outspoken of President Johnson's Vietnam critics of U.S. war policies, policies are privately 'express- "it seems to me it (Johnson's ing relief that he has "decided decision) reduces some of the against running again. 'tension and conflict .in the cam-,, .earlier that the date of the" visit Many had viewed Johnson as paign," Sen. George S.,. Me-,.- W0u jd depend on Thieu's sched- Thieu Would Hate to See Withdrawal By BARRY KRAMER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - President Nguyen Van Thieu said today his government could agree to a gradual withdrawal of U.S. troops beginning by the end of this year, but he made clear he would hate to see them go. 1 In his first comments on President Johnson's de-escalation speech Sunday night, Thieu told a. news conference that only more troops can hasten the end of the war. He also said if the United States withdraws from Vietnam, "they will be avoiding their responsibility and deserting the free world." But when asked by what date he thought the United States could begin to withdraw, Thieu replied: "If the United States requests a withdrawal of its troops, we can agree to a gradual withdrawal beginning by the end of 1968. Of course, we will never ask the United States to go home, but if the U.S. government wants it, we can begin to relieve some American troops with our new effort to mobilization." Thieu recently announced the South Vietnamese armed forces would be increased 135,000 men by the middle of the year and said general mobilization would be necessary after that. Although an aide said earlier that Thieu had accepted President Johnson's invitation to visit the United States, Thieu said the invitation was still under consideration. He said the formal invitation had been received "only this morning," some hours after Johnson revealed it in a speech in Chicago. A spokesman for the South Vietnamese 'government .jsaid Officials Think Cong to Build lip Supplies During Bombing Lull By BOB HORTON AP Military Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Air Force officials say the North Vietnamese are likely to take advantage of the U.S. bombing limitation by preparing a massive supply run southward. The allied forces face the job of trying to intercept the new flow of goods ticketed for enemy troops in South Vietnam, the Air Force sources added. They said a month-long bombing halt would permit the Communists to rush 100,000 tons of supplies South. In other Pentagon reaction to President Johnson's Sunday on Vietnam, de de-escalation move would pro* duce peace talks with Hanoi. One of the President's major war-policy critics, Chairman J, W. Fulbright, D-Ark 4 , of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said if the North Vietnamese "have not lost all sense of perspective" they will respond quickly to Johnson's bid, "The North Vietnamese will be extremely foolish if they do not respond favorably, and will themselves be in the arbitrary position ... I would say that within a few days they should make some move," The key communications line in North Vietnam's upper bulge First Enemy Reaction to : LBJ Bid Cool TOKYO (Ap) - Notth natn's official newspaper charged the United States & planning a "new plot" in Vlet» nam and described an caft peace offer AS a "fraud," a Japanese report from Hanoi said today. ~ The official Co.ffl'fflQoist paper Nhan Dan apparently referring to President Johnson's) order Sunday halting the boftiti* ing of most of North Vietnam and calling for peace talks, But it made no specific mention of Johnson's offer. However, the North Viet- quot*. namese army newspaper, night speech on Vietnam, de- <- fiFFiriivl c TUIkilled by the Soviet news „ . fense officials said the adminis- Jee ur ~ 'V-IML.O inir> "^Tass. said Johnson was trying AP News Digest tration plans to mobilize up to On Page 10 60,000 reservists. But they stressed the figure could vary up or down depending on Pentagon studies under way. The Pentagon is expected Wednesday to issue an initial mobilization order affecting 15,000 men. The President, has ordered limited air attacks to the area above the Demilitarized Zone, automatically freeing Communist truck and rail movement in the upper bulge of North Vietnam. Johnson expressed hope the the party's likely nominee and felt that— if this were the case — they would be hard-pressed to run under his political mantle with their opposition to his war policies a matter of public Govern, D-S.D., a ..war policy critic, said in an interview. He added that he tought it would make his own re-election bid easier. Sen. Warren G. Magnuson, D- Humphrey's protege early in their careers. Freeman made no comment See HUMPHREY On Page 2 Pine Bluff, and others, reducing governor of Minnesota who was their voice in government and disenfranching citizens in areas where the population was increasing. Amendment 45 was wrong and we fought it as a violation of the rules of fair play In this self- governing republic. Nevertheless the people of Arkansas enacted Amendment 45 by 197,602 to 143,100. The people aren't always right. Editors aren't always wrong. That's why we have courts in this republic. And on Monday the highest court in the land held that your editor was right on the unpopular shot he called 12 years ago. record for opponents to seize on. Wash., who has generally stood year, Democrats face stiff sue, said he doubts the Presi- fights in both the Senate and dent's decision will have a ma- House. Republicans express j 0 r impact on his own re-elec- confidence in their chances of tion bid. winning 31 seats and grabbing House control while sharply re- Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky would not accompany him. Thieu told the news conference the South Vietnamese government had agreed to the curtailment in U.S. bombing of No Radical Affect Seen in Arkansas By ROBERT L. SHAW Associated Pi-ess Writer LITTLE ROCK (A P)-The U, S. Supremo Court's extension of the one-man, one-vote doctrine to county and city governments probably will affect Arkansas local government, according to an official of the Arkansas Municipal League. Asst. Director William G. Fleming said today, however, the decision probably would have greater impact at the county level and on the current method of selecting justices of the peace than on the cities. But he said he didn't think the court's ruling would have immediate impact. "I don't think it's anything the people neal to be disturbed about," he said. "And until we get some more guidelines I don't see any need to rush in to it." Fleming said the reason he suspected that the ruling might have little effect on the cities is that Arkansas law requires that aldermen must run citywide. He said that, viewed with past court decisions in similar circumstances, this might satisfy the one-man, one-vote doctrine although aldermen might represent districts with disparities in population. stuck wrapped the By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - Nostalgia has always been one of man's favorite pastimes—at any age, in all eras. The growing child reads fairy ^ £Ttf Ve' tales that begin with the immor- cuuure " Ult tal words, "Once upon a time." He is very curious about his own brief past, and is vastly entertained when his parents tell him anecdotes about his infancy. Adults, of course, tend to spend more time recalling yesterday than they do in planning for tomorrow. After all, no matter how rough it may have been, yesterday is comfortable than we are with tomorrow because we have endured its threats and survived its perils. It consoles us more than it hurts us. The past is so popular today that there r. ,w.is even a Nostalgia Book Club which each month recommends to its members new books about bygone days and historic figures. Your own stock of nostalgia is pretty extensive if you can look buck and remember when— A dollar bill was as good as gold. A modern mother was one who insisted that her children take daily doses of cod liver oil in winter to be sure they got plenty of Vitamin D. The usual reason a fellow grew a mustache was to hide the fact he luid a hare lip. The idea of putting radios in cars was opposed on the grounds that they would distract drivers and cause more accidents. A proud wife never was defeated by family poverty as long as slit 1 was able to keep clean white lace curtains hanging in But he acknowledged "the chances of keeping unity might be better," although adding he has always expected most Democrats to line up behind whoever the nominee is. Sen. Albert Gore, D-Tenn., a war policy critic whose current term still has two years to run, said he thinks the President's decision pleased the Democratic senators running for re-election. Besides McGovern, seeking his second term in a normally Republican state, Democratic opponents of Vietnam policies running this year include Sens. two goldfish and at least one ca- Wayne Morse of Oregon, Frank nary. But the dream of every Church of Idaho, J. W. Fulbright ducing the nearly 2-1 Democrat- Back to Past: Our Favorite Feast Is Banquet of Memory the front windows of her home, Only the very, very idle rich had French poodles as pets. You knew you were in a house of gentility and pretensions to * contained little boy was to own a brightly colored { that would sta /. ^ of Arkansas, Gruening of Alaska, Ernest Gaylord tie starched ladies with itsterri- Nelson of Wisconsin, Joseph S. Clark of Pennsylvania A. Ribicoff of and Con- ble swearing. During a small town Fourth of Abraham July parade, it touched your necticut, heart with awe to see the few time-bent veterans of the Civil War go by, and to think that these same men had once been young and eager and had shook the land in their glory. Most butchers wore straw about the possibility of having hats on the job aid had a pencil to campaign on a ticket headed behind an ear. They by a President of whom they rough were critical, For some weeks, Senate and House Democrats who oppose Johnson on the war have been walking a political tightrope, afraid to offend either wing of good will." He said if there is no satisfactory response from Hanoi his government will not delay Its general mobilization order "We will do it now." Like President Johnson in his announcement of the bombing curtailment, Thieu set no deadline for Hanoi's response. 33 Pass the State Bar Examination LITTLE" ROCK (AP) - The state Board of Law Examiners announced Monday that 33 persons had passed the state bar examination. The board said an average of 75 per cent is required for passage and that Donis B. Hamilton of Russellville had scored the highest with an 82 per cent average. The examination was administered last week, John Harmon of North Little Rock also passed the examina- Thinks Cong Foolish Not to Respond LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Sen. J. William Fulbright, D-Ark., said Monday that the North Vietnamese would be "extremely foolish" if they did-not respond soon to moves announced Sunday by President Johnson. "I think this is a very useful move by the President," Fulbright said. "I think the president's statement shows he is really determined to bring about peace, a liquidation of the war. "I'm sure they (the North Vietnamese) were taken by surprise, as practically all of us were, and it will take a bit of time for them to sort out their thoughts," Fulbright said. "ButI would say that within a few days they should make some move." Johnson called for restricting the bombing area in North Vietnam. Sen. John L. McClellan, D- Ark., said he couldn't understand Johnson's statements on the bombing. "If he means a step to pull out of the war, gradually deescalate until we get the troops out and negotiate at any cost on any terms to try to end the war — if that is what he means, then we will have expended great treasure, the lives of many troops will have been spent in vain," McClellan said, "In other words, getting into See THINKS CONG On Page 10 to mislead public opinion and he. had not called for an uncofldlj£ tional halt to bombing in th|; North. This was considered the; first North Vietnamese reacttotr to Johnson's offer. i; The pro-Communist Japanese Denpa News Agency said Nhan Dan declared: "The UnitetJ See FIRST ENEMY .-i On (Page Two) Evangelists Talk at I Lions Meet ~~ In a program arranged by W7 L. Tate, v the Hope Uons CIuB heard the evangelistic team thai' is leading a revival at First Baptist Church, at its noon luncheon" Monday at Town & Country. The Rev. Joe Trussell, widely of wit and good humor to the or- known gospel singer, is leading dinarily dull grind of grubbing the song service, sang fao mim- f or votes.''•*••' . , fe - bers. He was accompanied on the JOHNSON-VIETNAM piano by his wife;Dr<W.T t »Furr,, U.S. warplanes are stepping^ pastor of Quejn^^Baptist'., up their attacks.on the southern" CSjurch, Snr^v¥p^rt^wasJinfrQ-.. half of North Vietnam during duced by the Rev. Gerald'Trus- President Johnson's JOHNSON-POLITICS . Vice President Humphrey, telling supporters he'll talk to them later about seeking the presidency, meets with President Johnson today. Johnson agrees to confer with Sen. Robert F. Kennedy on national unity. Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy and Richard M. Nixon test . their White House hopes in Wisconsin's presidential primary. Johnson's decision not to run isn't likely to break the congressional stalemate over much of his legislative program. Johnson serves his first day as a "lame duck" president— and manages to make it look easy. McCarthy imparts a freshness ban on bombing of the Hanoi-Haiphong industrial heartland. President Nguyen Van Thieu says U.S. troops can begin a gradual withdrawal from Vietnam by the end of the year. The Russians are cool to a new British overture for Vietnam peace talks. Richard M. Nixon says he favors a two-to-three week moratorium on discussion of Vietnam "because diplomatic negotiations take time." Democratic senators openly critical of Johnson's Vietnam policy privately express relief he has decided not to run again. Air Force officials say the North Vietnamese are likely to take advantage of the U.S. bombing pause by preparing a massive supply run southward. WASHINGTON The Senate prepares an answer to President Johnson's latest appeal for a tax increase. The Supreme Court has spun out the revolution it began in 1962 by giving jurisdiction to the federal courts over malappor- tioned legislatures. A heart researcher forecasts development by 1973 of an artificial heart based on a radical new concept of energy supply. sell, pastor of the local church. Dr. Furr discussed the need ol spiritual recovery in America, This would call for returning to the use of the Bible and hearing the word of God, calling on help of the Holy Spirit through prayer and witnessing by word and example, Dr. Furr stressed, John Draper, manager of the Texas Eastern Transmission Corp. plant at Bodcaw was the guest of Mr. Tate. 1st Baptist Revival Continues their divided party and worried tion « Harmon was an ear. meat in instead of This is the major reason for See SENA TORS On Page 2 Blevins Jr. Class flay Is Friday Blevins Junior Class will present a three-act comedy, "Line of Scrimmage" April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Admission will be 75c for adults mid 35c for children. On Oct ''5-four davs before the The cast " lcludes ****** st <** On Oct. -o foui days bUoie e m ^ llapsed- he s- Ro * amister ' Nanc >' ClendcW, nap^d ne is Patrlcia Thon)pson| Pilul g^^ Hazel Barham, Steve Hinton, Billy Smith, Patsy Thurman, Gary Feilding, Jimmy Bonds, Tommy Adair, Brenda Rhodes, Susan Adams, Iris r--»rley and LouTur- nage. years ago—in 1928— physical culturist Bernarr MacFadden sternly warned bachelors: "If you are looking for future happiness, avoid the girls who wear high heels." That same year two Mickeys made their screen debuts- Mickey Rooney aa1 Mickey Mouse. A juvenile delinquent was a schoolboy who put a hoptoad in a girl's lunchbox. In 1929 Herbert Hoover banished seven riding horses from the White House stables as a government economy measure. "Black stock recently for North Little Rock before he passed the examination, Others who passed are Joe A, PoJk and Larry W. Garrett of Hope; Jotinny R, Lineber* ger, George L. McWUUams and Morris S, Arnold of Texarkana; Donald S, Goodner of Waldron; Roger V. Logan Jr, of Harrison; James W, Middleton Jr. of Mena; Edward P. Oliver of Hazen; Jeryl Q. Looper, Robert R. Durden, Ben L. Paddock and Charles R. Karr of Fort Smith; Dean A, Garrett of Benton; Michael E, Hale, Mary V. Mochary and Stephen E. Moch- ary of Fayetteville; Daniel E, Bartell, Arthur A, Givens Jr, and Ralph M, Patterson Jr, of North Little Rock; Edward S. Nelson of Brinkley; John W. Raines, Billie D. Murphree, Charles W. Baker and William L. Owen of Little Rock; Richard H. Smith of Fordyce; James \V. Stallcup of Walnut Ridge; All Around Town By The Star Staff Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt announces that his district assistant Archie Lantz, will visit in Hope on Wednesday, April 24 and Nashville, April 25. The VFW Auxiliary Post 4511 meets Tuesday night at 7:33 at the hut. .potluck will be served. David Ward entered the East Texas State University Quarter- horse show in Commerce, Texas last Sunday and wonfirst place in roping. Mrs. Ernest Graham, district director, extension homemaker council, attended the Montgomery Extension Homemaker Council meet March 28 at Mount Ida. .she took part on the program. Those member? wore the days! He- Nancy Carol Ross, 13, received a Superior rating at the Junior Music Festival held in Arkadel- Richard G. Dahien of "Mountain phia March 30 under Uw auspices Home; Andre E. McNeil of Con- of the National Federation of way; Jesse Taylor Jr, of Bly- Music Clubs .. .sheisthedaugh- theville; and James V, Spencer ter of Mr, and Mrs, A, L, Ross of m of El Dorado. McCaskill and the pupil of Mrs. Esther Wood of Texarkana, Mrs, Paul Raley and Mrs, Harry Pliillips hn/-' .jone to feshion market in Pallas, Hope Lions Club will complete its broom and mop sale Wednes» day starting at 5 p,m» The regular montiily meetwgof the Hempstead Comity Farm Bureau Eaord will beheldThurs. day April 4, at 1 p.m. at the Bu* reau's office, according to Presi» dent Troy Burson ... a potluck supper will be held and Arthur Strech, local realtor, will be guest speaker, Wnitfield Masonic Lodge No, 239 received a special plaque for having all officers present at the zone Masonic Education Institute in Nashville Thursday night,,, those attending were Dr« Phillip Manus, Y, C. ColeraVJ, Fay James, R. M, Jones,OlinPurtelJ, Harry Shiver, Webb Laseter, Austin Hutson, A. R. Harnm, Sjd Porter and the Rev. Gordon Beat shaw. The Revival that began at First Baptist Church this past Sunday will continue through next Sunday night. Dr. W. T, Furr, pastor of the Queensborough Baptist Church Shreveport is the Evangelist. Mr. Joe Trussell of Browj- wood, Texas is leading the musid. Mrs, Joe Trussell is working with the Juniors In a crown Choir program meeting each evening at 7:00 before the evening service. Even though it was raining the lower auditorium was filled Monday night to hear Dr. Furr preach on this subject, "How God deals with the sins of Christians,'? Tuesday morning 133 were present for the service, Services are being held daily at 7:15 a.m. and 7;30 p.m. r. Livestock Marketing Survey Study A group of Hempstead County cattlemen and farm leaders met with their contemporaries test week to launch a Farm iureiu livestock marketing survey, " Attending from Hempsteaci County were Ralph Tom. Joaes, David Wayne Attebury, Jgroes M. er, Robert Parham, Audrey WU* son, Jerry Aiexaoier, ajd Calvin Caldweil. In turn, the County Farm Bureau will survey i stable sample of cattlemen locally to determine the volume of cattle marketed, their assessroso! qj available mar and what, if a^ they recorame«i to strengthen the existing inj|r|itjjj| svsliffi. The study Is part of » study conducted by Arkansas Bureau, the Service,

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