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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 3, 1968
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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. Washburn Dogs Deer Rabbits he Winter-Spring bulletin of the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission discusses free- running dogs, and even your non- hunting editor knows this is a controversial subject. But there is middle ground no matter how sharp the argument. We may find fault with an official action limiting free- running dogs in order to preserve wildlife, but the individual hunter takes even more drastic action on his own. When I first came South In the 1920s I was introduced by hunting friends to the first law of the woods: Shoot on sight every free-ranging cat. Because roaming cats eat baby quail— and hunters don't like that. So the commission's action to restrict dogs is only the public expression of a principle to which most sportsmen subscribe— preservation of game comes first. The ban on free-running dogs from April through July is obviously to protect deer at a time when they are producing young. The commission's bulletin publishes some pretty terrible pictures of what roaming dogs have done to young deer. Everyone knows that rabbits are prolific, but the commission bulletin gives statistics. There are from three to five litters a year, and a litter ranges from one to eight bunnies. Which is encouraging to sportsmen, for rabbit-hunting is No. 1. I read further: "Youngrabbits are born in a nest—a fur-lined depression which is usually out in the open." I discovered that for myself. A couple of summers ago I was mowing my backyard when I passed over a new and unexplained hole. Next time around, with the grass cleared away, I stopped to examine it. Ten small rabbits were in turn examining me. They reached a simultaneous decision— and there was a rabbit explosion in 10 directions. Bulletin LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The U.S. Weather Bureau issued a tornado watch today for all or portions of 22 counties in Arkansas. The bureau said the threat of tornadoes will exist in the counties from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. A few severe thunderstorms with large hail and locally damaging winds also are forecast. The watch includes these Arkansas counties: Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Newton, Washington, Baxter, Marion, Searcy, Logan, Polk, Scott, Sebastian, Yell, Garland, Perry, Hempstead, Howard, Little River, Montgomery, Pike and Sevier. Legislative Candidate Group Formed LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Trumann Altenbaumer, executive director of the state's Republican Party, said Tuesday the GOP lias formed a Legislative Candidates Committee to search out "good, competent legislative candidates. He said the committee was part of the effort Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller referred to Monday when he said the state Republican party had a goal of winning 20 to 30 seats in the legislature in 1968. Altenbaumer said the committee will hold candidate seminars at Little Rock after the May 1 filing deadline for state races to assist the candidates in raising fuixls and help them with research and speeches and to develop issues. The committee is made up of eight or nine persons and chaired by Dr. Omar Bradsher, a Paragould physician. Bennett to fell Plans LITTLE HOCK (AP) - Former Ally. Gen. Bruce Bennett said Tuesday ho would announce his decision whether to seek the Democratic nomination for governor either April 13 or April 20. Hope VOL. 69-N0.14M Senate Votes for Increase in Taxes By JOE HALL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has voted for hiking taxes while holding down federal spending but election-year consideration and a parliamentary squabble with the House casts doubts on the final congressional verdict. The Senate voted 57 to 31 Tuesday for a bill combining three major provisions: — The 10 per cent surcharge on income taxes proposed by President Johnson, which has been blocked in the House Ways and Means Committee since last summer. — A $6 billion reduction in federal spending. — Extension of federal excise taxes on cars and telephone service. Backers of the tax hike-spending cut proposal voiced confidence the Senate's strong endorsement of the measure boosted prospects for an eventual tax increase and some House members agreed with that analysis. But the Senate vote also demonstrated that most congress members up for re-election this November may not be enthusiastic about voting for a tax increase. Of the 28 senators expected to seek re-election this year, 19 voted against Tuesday's package proposal. This problem is likely to be accentuated in the House, where all 435 members face re-election. House and Senate conferees charged with forging a bill acceptable to both chambers scheduled their first meeting for late today. Advance word from the House conferees was' they would look favorably on few if any of the 18 provisions approved by the Senate. The House traditionally has been jealous of its constitutional See SENATE VOTE (on page two) Soys Wallace Acceptable as Candidate Star of Hope, 1899, Press 1927 Consolidated January 18, 1929 HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3,1968 Members Associated Ptm & Audit Bateau &f cifculatidfig Av. Net Circulation S ffios, eftfifig Sept, 50, 1367 ~3,291 Obscene Pictures Cote to Court By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MALVERN, Ark. (AP)-Municipal Judge W. C. Gilliam has given attorneys until April 15 to file briefs in the case of a part-owner and manager of a Malvern newsstand who is charged with possession for sale of magazines containing obscene pictures. Whitbeck, Crank Are Candidates LITTLE ROCK (AP)-Veteran State Rep. Marlon Crank and Little Rock insurance executive Frank Whitbeck made known their intentions to run for the Democratic nomination for governor today. Crank told a news conference, "I shall definitely be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor." Whitbeck said In a letter to stockholders of his insurance company, "I will be a candidate for governor of Arkansas in 1968." Whitbeck scheduled a news conference for this afternoon at which time he was expected to formally announce his candidacy. Both Whitbeck and Crank had been expected to run. They are the first serious candidates for the Democratic nomination. Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller already has filed for the Republican nomination. Crank, 53, House majority leader and a former speaker of the House, said that in contacting public officials and private residents around the state he had found the people ' 'disappointed . . . disillusioned ...and disgusted." < He said leadership in state government "sets the tone.for every activity in the state. '[ State Printing Contracts to Be Let LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Secretary of State Kelly Bryant says he expects the state to order printing materials within 24 hours if the state Printing Committee approves today five printing contracts. The state has been operating without printing contracts since Dec. 31 because of litigation. Bids were opened Tuesday. Parking Printing Co., of Little Rock submitted the low bid on a contract to provide stationery and office supplies for state McCarthy Is Winner in Wisconsin By WALTER R. MEARS Associated Press Writer MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) Democrat Eugene J, McCarthy^ triumphant with 57 per cent of the vote in Wisconsin's prelude to battle, turned today toward the arenas which pose the real test of his claim that he can win the White House. And Richard M. Nixon added another trophy in his march toward the Republican presidential nomination. Opposition to President Johnson's course in Vietnam had been the focus of the McCarthy cam* That issue was pinpointed in Madison, the university city which was a center of opposition to the war and support for McCarthy. There, a referendum question calling for a cease fire and U. S. withdrawal was defeated, by a margin of 58 per cent to 42 per cent. "We have demonstrated here in Wisconsin the ability to win in November," McCarthy told his corps of youthful volunteers after he trounced retiring President Johnson Tuesday in the season's second presidential pri- See MCCARTHY is (on page two) firm Realigns Stock Structure LITTLE ROCK (AP) Blytheville Water Co, was granted permission Tuesday by the state Public Service Commission to realign Its capital structure by cancelling its outstanding no-par common stock and issuing 2,000 shares of nonvoting common stock, 2,000 shares of voting common stock and 12,000 shares of non-cumulative preferred stock, Sayt Cotton Export Is Necessary DALLAS, Tex. (AP)- National Cotton Council President Roy Davis said an export goal of five million bales of cotton must be achieved if domestic cotton is to survive "as an industry. "I really believe cotton has its best years ahead of it, and I feel like this year we'll, be in a comfortable position," Davis said In addressing the annual meeting of the Texas Cotton Ginners' Association. He praised the U.S. Agriculture Department for sending cotton trade missions to Europe and Asia and suggested an increase in the producers' promotion of cotton. "We've got a good product, one that won't be replaced by synthetics if we get busy, but we've got to sell it," Davis said. PRICE 10$ N. Vietnam Indicates Peace Talks Possible If All Bombing Halts Push Starts ».""£•.*•» Willing to Talk About Ending Some Say LBJ Peace Bid Not Enough, Fear Enemy Propaganda By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson's new Vietnam peace offensive is badly entangled in a row over credibility area in which we are stopping our attacks includes almost 90 per cent of North Vietnam's population, and most\of its territory." The wording used vy the Pres that some officials predict miy, ?i tdent created,.the widespread impression that he was talking about bombing within a range of 40 or 50 miles north of the DMZ separating North and South Vietnam. There are heavy troop concentrations and considerable military activity on both sides JACKSON, Miss. (AP)-Gov. John Bell Williams said Wednesday he considered George Wallace an acceptable candidate if he sought the Democratic nomination for president. The former Alabama governor is running for president on ^genciesTBryant estimated "the a third party ticket but Wil- contract worth ta excess of called him "probably the $200 000 a year best qualified man in either (major) party." Williams told an impromptu news conference he felt there would be a number of possible presidential candidates he could support and "it appears it will be a wide open convention at this point." He said he felt Gov. John Connally of Texas, Gov. Buford Ellington of Tennessee, and Sens. John Stennis and Jeas Eastland, Mississippi Democrats, and John McClellan, D-Ark., were acceptable. The Democrat Printing & Lithographing Co., submitted the low bid on a contract for data processing cards and warrant cards while International Graphics of Little Rock submitted the low bid to provide blank forms and miscellaneous forms. Royal Typewriter, Inc., of Little Rock had the low bid for vinyl and plastic-coated copy paper and Columbia Ribbon and Carbon Co., of Little Rock apparently won the contract for carbon paper and typewriter ribbons. provide a propaganda bbnanztf for North Vietnam. «• Administration officials concede Hanoi could make propaganda profit out of the disclosure that the portion ol North Vietnam left open to air attack under Johnson's partial bomb- of that area, ing ban is actually much bigger Dispatches from Saigon Tues- than it appeared to be in the day disclosed American bomb- President's Sunday night an- ers operating under the new pol- nounceraent. icy had carried out heavier than Chairman J. W. Fulbright, D- ordinary raids throughout the Ark., of the Senate Foreign Re- so-called North Vietnam pan- lations Committee charged he handle and had particularly was "misled as to the signifi- struck at Thanh Hoa, 210 miles cance" of Johnson's announce- north of the DMZ and just a few ment and added: miles below the 20th parallel. "The stopping of the bombing is of no consequence and certainly not an inducement for the North to come to the conference table." Both Sens. Robert F. Kennedy and Eugene J. McCarthy, candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, were critical of the bombing-area policy. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield, defending the administration with fainter blame, pinned responsibility for any misunderstanding on the State Department. He said he knew first-hand that Johnson wanted to define the exact line between the bomb-free area and the continuing attack area of North Vietnam. "He was dissuaded by his diplomatic colleagues," Mansfield Bank's Card Plan Headed by S/iorpe The First National Bank has named Charles E. Sharpe, Jr. to head its newly-formed Bank- Americard department it was announced today by Thomas E. Hays, Jr., President. In his new position, Mr. Sharpe will supervise all Hope Bank- Americard activities in First National Bank's plan to Introduce the nationally-accepted credit card in this area. Under the new program, Bank- Americard will be issued soon to to Relieve Marine Base By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - U.S. and South Vietnamese troops have opened a drive to lift the North Vietnamese siege of the Marine base at Khe Sanh and have met no resistance, the American command said today. The relief force was expected to push through soon to the battered fortress In the northwest, where 6,000 Marines and 1,000 South Vietnamese have been encircled since January by from 16,000 to 20,000 North Vietnamese regulars. As this drive, which kicked off Monday, was announced, informed sources said that a Cambodian navy boat shot down a U.S. Navy plane on patrol off the west coast of South Vietnam. The patrol plane was looking for gun-running Viet Cong trawlers in the Gulf of Slam. Its 10-man crew was missing. In the advance on Khe Sanh, U.S. 1st Cavalry Division troopers were cooperating with Marines and South Vietnamese troops. In all, 8,000 troops were engaged in the drive. The advance is west over National Highway 9 from Ca Lu to Khe Sanh, and the relief force has covered about one- third of the distance, the report said. "We want to open a road and defeat any enemy we encounter," §aid,..Mak, Gen*- John J,Tollson of New Berfi, N.C., commander of the cavalry division who has assumed control of the operation called Pegasus, "There should be enough here to keep us busy." It was too soon to tell if a major battle would erupt when the relief force strikes the main North Vietnamese positions. Informed sources reported that it was presumed a big air and sea search was under way for the patrol plane in the Gulf of Siam. Antiaircraft guns on the Cambodian ship brought down the four-engine turboprop P3B Orion Monday, the sources said. The plane was reported over an area of the Gulf of Siam where the territorial waters of South Vietnam and Cambodia are not clearly defined, and some South Vietnamese islands are just off the Cambodian coast. The plane apparently was the first American aircraft brought down by Cambodian guns. President Johnson's new Vietnam peace offensive is entangled In a row over credibility that some officials predict may provide a propaganda bonanza for North Vietnam. The Johnson order limiting bombing leaves 25 per cent of North Vietnam's area and about 10 per cent of its people subject to attack. American planes attack within one mile of the northern boundary set by Johnson. A South Vietnamese youth group supposed to expose corruption and fraud is having trouble. Its top leaders have been arrested on charges ofcor- ruption and fraud. South Vietnam's press, censored and guided by the Saigon government, is coming out with more articles critical of Ameri- ica and Americans. POLITICS Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy defeats retiring President Johnson in the Wisconsin primary by getting 56 per cent of the vote. Richard M. Nixon wins 80 per cent. With the uncontested primaries over, McCarthy heads for confrontations with Sen. Robert F. Kennedy that eventually could boost Vice President Humphrey's chances. Some Democratic leaders begin pushing a presidential drive for Humphrey, who remains silent on his plans. An Associated Press survey shows that the national disunity which Johnson cited in his decision no^to seek re-election ex- teftded*€eeply ,into Democratic • pajty ranks. ' *"¥**^s^'- w*~#* WASHINGTON Few if any Cabinet resignations are foreseen but administration sources voice concern that many lesser officials will quit during President Johnson's "lame duck" months. NATIONAL A government scientist says it is possible that mysterious signals coming from outer space may represent navigational beacons being employed by another planet to guide manned spaceships along the Milky Way. Senators Are Split WASHINGTON (AP)—Arkansas Sens. John L. McClellan voted for arri J. William Ful- brlght against an amendment adopted by the Senate 53-35 Tuesday that provided for a 10 per cent income- tax increase and a $6 billion cut in federal spending. WASHINGTON (£ty - North Vietnam responded to President Johnson's new offer today by announcing Its readiness for talks about a complete U.S, bombing halt so that peace negotiations can begin. The response, an apparent shift in Hanoi's position, got top priority attention In Washington. However, U,S. strategists, were unwilling to say immadfc ately whether this meant thie breakthrough in long-stalled efr forts to get peace discussions, underway. '/' Hanoi's announcement cam'e In a Vietnemese language radio broadcast which was picked up by U.S. monitors, translated and rushed to the White House, State Department and other key agencies. , It followed up Johnson's Sunday order to curtail U.S. bomth ing of the North as an induce* mVnt to the Reds to come to the conference table. ; The announcement as trans"-" latedsaid: , "It is clear that the U.S. gov- ernmvnt has not correctly arid fully responded to the just demand of the DRV (North Vietnamese) government, of U.S. progressive opinion and of world opinion. •* ; "However, on its i part, the DRV government Declares its readiness to send its represent; - All Around Town Fact Is No President of the U.S. Was Ewer Born in a Trailer By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - Jumping to conclusions: If many more millionaires drop out of the presidential swoepstakes, the nition may yet elect a poor man to the White House. A nurnbar of presidents were born in log cabins. Maybe in this age of wheels we may get one who was bora in a trailer. College professors are more likely to be conversational bores than are bank bandits, truck drivers or politicians. Tueyterci to treat the world as if it were their classroom, filled with a captive audience. They can't s Imply discuss a thing. Habit compels them to deliver a lecture. Manhattan cab drivers are like top business executives— they don't get ulcers, they give them. Here's how to tell if a girl really loves you. Take a white thread and put it In plain view on the lower part of the arm of your coat. If your girl doesn't notice it at once and pluck it off, she's got her mind on herself, not you. One of the worst things about being a former Boy Scout is that you can't sit—without feeling guilty—in a crowded bus where ladies are standing, even though they be half your age and twice as rugged. All nun over 40 or 50 should be legally freed from the obligations of chivalry which ruled them when their knight- liooi was in flower, It is always fascinating to watch a small child pick his nose in public. He is uncon- See F<\CT IS NO (on page three) told the Senate, "presumably approximately 6000 Southwest the State Department." Arkansas residents for use at Mansfield did not say whet- more than 100 establishments in here he considered Secretary of this area, and will also be in- State Dean Rusk, Johnson's top terchangeabje for purchases in diplomatic secretary who or By The Star Staff The Hempstead County Republican Women's Club will "spring" some surprises for those interested in getting bargains with a Spring Season White Elephant Sale Saturday, April 6 in the former location of West's Department Store at 2nd and Main. . . The doors will open at 10 a.m. and you can find bargains galore until 4 p.m, There will be a bake sale there, too. representatives to decide wiifi the U.S. side the unconditional cessation of bombing and all other wat acts against the DRV so that talks could begin." Sentences of Five Slayers Commuted LITT LE ROCK (AP) - The life sentences of five men convicted of first-degree murder were commuted Tuesday by Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller. Inmates become eligible for parole after serving a third of their sentences, which means the five men will become eligible over the next two years. Four have been in prison since the early 1950s. Cummuted were Ernest Stand ridge, who was convicted in 1959 in Jefferson County; Leroy Tippett, who was convicted in 1354 in Phillips County; Lemon Tubbs, who was convicted in 1954 in Union County; and Hosea Robinson, who was convicted in 1953 In JeffersonCoun- adviser, assistant William P. Bundy, handles Far East affairs, some other official to have responsibility for the Insistence on secrecy, In his dramatic address to the nation Sunday night, Johnson said he had ordered air and naval attacks on North Vietnam stopped "except in the area north of the Demilitarized Zone where the continuing enemy build-up directly threatens al» lied forward positions and where movements of troops and supplies are clearly related to that threat," The President also said "the Prosecutor File* Again LITTLE HOCK (APV-Prose- cutor John M. Graves, 42, of Cam'en, filed Tuesday for reelection in the 13th Judicial District, which is Ouaclnta, Union, Colbia, Calhouu and Lafayette counties. establishments wherever Bank- Americard are honored throughout the nation, A new concept in this area, BankAmericard combines all the features of a nationally-accepted travel and entertainment credit card with the advantages of a locally-honored retail credit and convenience card, Mr, Sharpe said, The card, he said, was originated in California, There are currently 6,000,000 cardholders and 160,000 merchant members nationally, BankAmericareJ has since been licensed to banks in other areas, including Washington State, Oregon, Idaho, Dallas * Ft, Worth, Utah, Boston, Philadelphia, North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Nevada, Mississippi, Kentucky, Hawaii, Ohio and Colorado, Eventually, Mr. Sharpe said, it is planned that Bank- Americard also will be honored Ui most metropolitan areas throughout the nation. This week, April 3-6, the state Student Council Convention is being held at West Memphis,,, representing Hope High will be Debbie Watson, Charlotte Moore, Jimmy Turner and Crit Stuart, HI, delegates, and Mrs, W, A. Williams, adviser. . . the local Council will be competing for the position of State Vice-President, and Debbie Watson and Charlotte Moore are the campaign co-chairmen, , , Jimmy Turner will lead a discussion group at the convention and will be in charge of compiling the Council scrapbook and the Council display.., Crit Stuart, El is in charge of publicity and will make the campaign speech for Hope on Thursday night. . . other Councils running for Vice-President are McClellan High School of Little Rock and Cabot High School. Henderson Speech and Drama Department will present the second performance tonight of "I Knock At The Door" by Sean O'Cassey ... the role of Johnny Casside (actually O'Cassey tv -. . . in his first 15 years) is played Standndge and Tippett's sen- by Gary Russell, son of Mr. and fences were commuted to 50 Mrs, K. G. Russell of Hope ... vea j. s and Tubbs and Robinson's he is a sophomore speech major to _* 5 y ea ,rs. at Henderson and has been in *" e »" e sentence of Coawalr several drama department pro- ^yne, who was convicted of ductions ... as a freshman he "/sWegree murder in 1963 is directed one play ... he is ac- B * i ? s V 5S *PPi c P«nty, was com. tive also in Masquers, Henderson Young Republican Club, Read* er's Theatre group ,,, he plans to major in speech and to enter the field of speech therapy,,, tonight performance is at 8 o'clock in the Henderson Fine Arts Auditorium, muted to 2t Miss Mam LaVerne Ruther* ford, daughter of Mr, and Mrs, Will V, Rutherford of Hope, is a member of the Juaior Class at the Saint Louis Municipal School of Nursing , » , she is a repre» sentative for the Third District Missouri State Student Nurses* Association, Lance Jones of Hope, 3. junior at Arkansas College, Bates • ville, will head the Circle KClub at A.C. during 1968-69. . . Circle K is the college branch of the Kiwanis Club and engages in benefit activities for the college and the community. . . among their projects is sponsorship of the annual campus blood doaor drive and annual talent show. . . h3 is the son of Mr. and Haskell Jo.ws. Man Charged With Murder of Strong ; ; EL P.QRAPQ, Ark, (AP>~ Clyde Richard TuberviUe, 36, of Strong, was arrested Tuesday and charged witti murder In connection with the strangulation of Randall Bojseman, 49, of Strong, whose body was foung earlier ia the day in his trailer 18 miles east of here. ''." Talkf to fry f to End Strike MALVERN, Ark CAP) gotiations begin Thyrsjiay tween National Lead Co. j_ cials and officers of Lj^ 4J»| of the United steel Worker? ion in an effort to end a old strike. The local is §ctol«Je<| meet Saturday ajsbt to act W

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