Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 3, 1968 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 3, 1968
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Mtt (ARK) STAR (APT - resident ;tfi Qiulle today de> scribed the U,S, move to de-escalate, te m.t in Vietnam "as Ift. fffit of reason afri Klwanl* Club Speakers Many Items Barred by Embargo fit Ms first public comment on .. i!x -*eskleiit Johnson's limitation :^8f U,S, bombing of North Vlet< a' flam, fie Gaulle called the move "ft first step toward peace." • ( ; - However, De Gaulle pointed - ;ettt that the bombing halt was "Blither general, nor unconditional," This seemed to be a , reference to North Vietnamese Conditions that all attacks on North Vietnam must cease before p&tce talks can begin, 2 Million Still Under Bomb Danger SAiGON (AP) - President Johnson's order halting American bombing north of the 20th Parallel leaves 25 per cent of North Vietnam's area and about 10 per cent of its people still - subject to attack, N More than 2 million of North Vietnam's estimated 20 million people live In the three and a half provinces still on the target map, an area th&.t includes the southern panhandle and the densely populated plains around the cities of Thanh Hoa and Vinh. These are the provinces of Quang Blnh, Ha Ting, Nghe An and the southern half of Thanh Hoa. The area contains the main transit points for North Vietnamese troops and supplies moving south. It also contains almost half of North Vietnam's cultivated land, since the inland mountain area north of Hanoi is ; barren and sparsely populated. Rice and vegetables are the main crops. ' Thanh Hoa and Vinh, the capital of Nghe An Province, are bidly battered Industrial centers and staging points. The main north-south Highway 1 ins through both. So does the d French Hanoi-Saigon rail>ad, part of which is still used by the Communists to move troops and supplies .despite tliree years of American bombing and naval bombardment. _,\ pAn-'important-networfc of in^ l^nd canals also runs down the panhandle parallel to the coast. i From Thanh Hoa, military convoys move south along High- Way 1 to the Ho Chi Minh trail through Laos. The city has phosphate and chromium mines, processing plants and four bomb-damaged electric , power plants. A fifth plant, the 5,000-kilowatt Ban Thach hydroelectric station, is 20 miles northwest of the city, well within the northern limit of the air strike area. ) Vinh, 75 miles south of Thanh DR. W. T.FURR By CHARLES GREEN Associated Press Writer HAVANA (AP) -Two young women, in their mid-teens when Prime Minister Fidel Castro came to power nine years ago, were talking during a birthday party, What would they do first If by some strange stroke Cuba suddenly had everything it needs and wants? One decided she would buy every brand of shampoo on the market and wash her hair re» peatedly until she had tried them all, meanwhile eating chocolate candy until she was sick. The other would enter the largest dress shop she could find and try on everything In the store before making a purchase. Their conversation was one manifestation of the trade embargo the United States imposed almost seven years ago to make life as difficult as possible for Castro's Communist government. The embargo was announced April 25, 1961-eight days after the unsuccessful Bay of Pigs invasion and the day after President John F. Kennedy accepted full responsibility for that exile attack. The United States government forebade American trade with Cuba and threatened to cut off from the U.S. market any for- elgn firm doing business with The First Baptist Church ; Evangelist team -was guest of the noon at Town & Country. On the program were Dr. W. T. Furr. Two Seeking Re-election LITTLE ROCK (AP)- Rep. Harry Colay, 59, of Magnolia and Rep. Chad Durrett, 57, of Strong, filed for re-election to the Arkansas House Monday. Colay, who has served 10 consecutive terms, is seeking Pos. 1 in District 39, which is Columbia and Lafayette counties. Durrett, who has served eight Hoa, has phosphate plants, ship- straight terms, is seeking Pos. yMsandalO,000-kilowattther- 1 in District 41, which is com- rioelectric power-plant. posed of Union and Calhoun ; counties. J Only 20 per cent of the peo- ile in northeastern United No star has been definitely tates now live in rural identified as the Star of Bethlehem. ALL EXISTING CONDITIONS COVERED NO WAITING PERIODS Even conditions known to exist will be covered (except obstetrical cases and these are covered after nine months of continuous family membership), NO PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS RE. QUIRED and no health statement needed either. NO JOINING FEE or other added charge during this enrollment period. NO AGE LIMIT New liberalized plan to supplement Medicare open to people over 65. SPfCMl QffH fNRQUMWJ PERIOD fNDS APRIL 15 KUSH COUPON BflQW FOR Ffiff INFORMATION ARKANSAS IlUt CtQSI A liUf SHIELD, INC ITM A 6AJNIS / Umi BOCK, ARK. 72203 PlefIB Wnd FBEE, INFORMATION about how I can join during your Special Op»n Enrollment Period which ends April )5, 1968. NAME AGE PTY ... —^ , ARKANSAS IWJH0YIP AT , 8 " THI8I All EMPLOYEES WHERE I WORK. If YOU FA*M FOR A HYING, CHECK HERE D i a Primed by Offset Castro, this embargo Is often called a blockade but that word implies a ring of war ships around the Island to stop trade, No such ring exists, "I didn't think too much of the embargo's success when 1 ar* rived 18 months ago," a Euro* pean diplomat says, "Now 1 have seen more and I think the embargo is successful." Other foreign observers agree and Castro's repeated attacks on the embargo back them up, To the government, lack of feminine finery Is one of the smaller problems, Larger wor* ries are caused by critical shortages or spare parts for American-made vehicles, machinery, communications equip* ment, appliances and- most Important-Sugar mill equipment. Castro set out to sever all economic ties with the "Yankee Imperialists" In a country whose economy was tightly hitched to that of the United States before his revolution succeeded in 1959, He has, partly with the help of the embargo, succeeded, But he has failed so far in his drive to make Cuba economically independent. Dependence has only switched from the United States to the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. It is difficult to say how much of the domestic shortages can be traced to the embargo and how much to Cuba's need for exports to balance her trade deficit. But almost everything from meat to toilet paper is rationed and the embargo serves Disunity Deep Among Democrats By WILLARD M, MOBLEV. Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The national disunity which Presi* dent Johnson cited as the controlling factor in his withdrawal from the 1968 campaign extend* ed far into the structure of his own Democratic party, An Associated Press survey, carried out Just ahead of the President's dramatic announcement, showed some 400—per* haps more— nominating convention votes that could be counted as at least probably anti-Johnson, And__there_w_ere eight audible as a handy whipping boy in government explanations. To the average Cuban, be he militant Communist or on the list for a refugee flight, the embargo is a nuisance. What Is closest to him is the shortage of consumer goods, of spare parts for his old American car, of medicine for his children, of new tubes for his television set. Old Havana used to be the big shopping area here. Windows are almost bare there now. A men's shop may display one pair of pants, a shirt, a pair of shoes. Women wear mended hose or seemed hose from Eastern Europe. A pair of seamless nylons from Canada costs $12, if they can be found. rumblings or defections from Johnson by influential figures In states with enough national convention votes to knock Johnson forces down dangerously close to the 1,312 required for nomination, Some of those trouble sounds were only faint murmurs, but there was definitely no prospect of a real convention landslide, Johnson, in announcing his decision, did not discuss such political mathematics, But it is likely that in measuring his problems, he employed his well-used political yardstick, The AP survey that produced the widespread showing of actual or potential Johnson opposition was not pinned to the chief executive's withdrawal. It was an outgrowth of a simple head count, before Johnson's Sunday announcement, of Democratic state chairmen, It showed a virtual solid front for Johnson among the chairmen. The next question was how much control the chairmen would have over their convention delegations and the more detailed study represented an effort to find out. Results were still trickling in after Johnson's withdrawal. The big burden Johnson appeared destined to carry into the Chicago convention in August showed up in four states with a total of 480 convention votes— California with 172, Iowa with 46, Massachusetts with 72 and New York with 190. California was rated definitely lost to Johnson. ' Wednesday, April 3, 1968 SENATE VOTE v« (from page one) prerogative to originate tax measures in its Ways and Means Committee. Chairman Russell B. Long, D-La., of the Senate Finance Committee, manager of the original excise- tax bill, said he saw little chance the House would accept the package amendments. Long, who opposed the pack-, age plan, voiced belief John;'.;' son's Sunday night speech, urgV r ; ing passage of a tax hike and expressing willingness to accept a spending cut, s*vung enough votes to win Senate approval. • Long said Johnson's announced msnt ho would not seek re-elec- -'• tion also won him Senate sym->: pathy. :.:; Sen. George A. Smathers, D<-':: Fla., a co-sponsor of the pack- •' age, agreed there was slight " chance it would be accepted in'' 1 the conference. : . But Smathers, who will be a conferee, said he would insist that House leaders make some''' statement about greater friend-" liness toward a tax boost before'" he would agree to have the amendment dropped. , ; Sen. John J. Williams, R-Del.^'i the other co-sponsor, told a re-.""porter he would be unwilling to : settle for such a statement. ::., "Either we get a tax increase..: on this bill or I don't think we-.-. will get it," he said. ;. ;;: "If we wait for the House to act later, it will be close to the election, and it will never pass."-:: New Place in Hope to cure • ••••••••••••••••••••I — Henry Haynes photo with Star camera DR. JOE TRUSSELL Shreveport; and Dr. Joe Trussell, brother of the pastor, the -Rev. Gerald Trussell. •; ' The meet continues at the local church and tonight at 7:30 Dr. Furr will discuss, "Longing for Better Days". MCCARTHY IS (from page one) mary. Johnson got 35 per cent of the vote, but had announced Sunday he is not a candidate. "As you know, this is only a preliminary victory," the Minnesota senator said. "We have to go on to primaries in other states— some of them perhaps more difficult than this one." For in those other states, McCarthy will be matched against New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Nixon built a towering 80 per cent of the Republican vote to match his showing in New Hampshire's opening primary three weeks ago. He had no real opposition in either race. The former vice president said his showing proved that Wisconsin will be In the Republican column when the White House votes are counted next Nov. 5. With 3,112 of 3,291 precincts counted, this was the Democratic picture: McCarthy 390,204 votes for 57 per cent of the party turnout; Johnson 241,866 or 35percent. Sen, Robert F, Kennedy, the rival McCarthy will have to overcome if he is to be nominated, drew 6 per cent of the votes. But those were write-in votes, for his name was not on the ballot, Anil Kennedy had urged that people who favor him vote for McCarthy in Wisconsin. Nixon's Republican landslide read this way, with 3,094 precincts counted: Nixon 371,432, or 80 per cent; California Gov. Ronald Reagan 48,968, or 11 per cent, habitual candidate Harold E. Stassen 27,281, or 6 per cent, With that victory, Nixon cap. tured 30 'Wisconsin votes at the Republican national convention. McCarthy won 17 Democratic votes with his state-wide victo ry, and another 32 by carrying eight congressional districts. Johnson won eight votes— for the nomination he said he will not seek or accept— by running ahead in two Milwaukee districts including tlie predominantly Negro sections of the state's biggest city. McCarthy won a third district including some Milwaukee suburbs and carried the other 71 counties in the state. BOB MORTON MOTORS You are cordially invited to stop into Bob Morton Motors and see the sure-to-cure deals we're offeringon all the new Dodges ... Dart, Coronet, Poiara, Monaco and Charger. And, Bob Morton Motors is anxious to make a lot of new friends in Hope, You 1 11 find our salesmen are courteous, pleasant and ready to save you money. Why not visit our showroom and find out how easy we're making it to cure your brand of Dodge Fever? Hi, I'm Bob Morton. From my years In business, I know that good service not only pays ... it sells. If you treat customers right the first time, they'll be back for seconds. And that's just what we're doing at Bob Morton Motors. If you want real customer-satisfy ing service, we're anxious to meet you. CHRYSLER MOTORS CORPORATION '68 DODGJ MONACO '68 DODGE ADVENTURER Bob Morton Motors • 901 E. Third St.

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