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Hope, Arkansas
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The tragedy of Man: He starts off with a Country - and winds up with a Government! Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Hope Star Printed by VOL 69-No. 147 -12 Pages Star of Mope, 1899, Press 1921 Consolidated January 18, 1929 HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, Aftll 4,1968 Member: Associated Press & Audit Bureau df Av. Net Circulation 6 mos, ending Sept* 30,196 1 ? city to fieetw your S«rpl*i*pta* PRT4W t teififlf *tt -SAtufdiy fefeff 01* and § wrrUf till PRICE A Action Against Industrial Bonds Kills 2 Plants Ithough the Senate first passed a bill overriding the internal Revenue Service's order revoking tax-exemption of industrial bonds it finally sup> Loses KIIM l " Ca '' 2 Engines But Goes in Orbit By HOWARD BENEDICT CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) — America's Saturn 5 super- ported the order, but made the rocket lost two second-stage en- termination of the exemption next gines today in a troubled flight Jan. 1 instead of mid-March, that may possibly delay the Therefore, presuming the House man-to-the-moon program, will go along with the Senate, Despite the premature shut- this is the final year for down of the second stage en- issuance ot tax-exempt bonds to gines, other engines took up the promote new industry in agricul- slack and the world's most pow- tural areas. It was an eminently successful device— the exempt industrial bond— for it brought 227 new or expanded plants to Arkansas. So successful was it, in fact, that the idea spread to practically all the states—and success killed it. So many industrial bond issues came on the market and soaked up so much of investment funds that interest rates rose for competing tax- exempt bonds— such as municipal "regulars" and school districts — and eventually these competitors protested to Washington. They had a case, of course— erful rocket shoved into orbit a satellite weighing 132 tons, including the unmanned Apollo moon ship. But it was a wrong orbit, 100 miles too high. An officer of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said if today's flight had been a man-to-the- moon mission, it would have been aborted because not enough fuel would have re- to propel a three-man craft outward to the mained Apollo moon. Maj. Gen. Samuel Phillips, Apollo program manager, said: "If we had lost two engines like this on a lunar mission, we but it was a short-sighted policy would not have conducted the to kill the goose that laid the mission. We would go to the al- golden egg of new industry. For ternate earth orbit mission." industry creates jobs and pay- The main goal of the flight rolls and school- and city-sup- was to establish whether the porting taxes -benefits which Saturn 5 could safely orbit an in the long run outweigh any in- Apollo spacecraft. Because it crease in interest cost. did achieve this goal — even That the nation's industrial ex- though the orbit was wrong - pansion is damaged goes without there still is a possibility the saying. But the authoritative Wall next Saturn 5 will be manned. Street Journal did say so this "We'll have to carefully ex- morning. It reported that the amine the data for several days death of tax-exempt industrial before we can make a decision bonds has probably killed several on how serious the problem is major aluminum projects, and and whether the next Saturn 5 is named three: A Northwest Alumi- manned," Phillips said, num Co. installation scheduled "Because of the early shut- for Oregon; a Gulf Coast Alumi- down of the two second-stage num Co. complex tor Louisiana; engines," he added, "there is no and a Copper Ragen Co. - South-.,questlon that this has been less wire Co. joint venture in Georgia, than a" perfect mission. But Remote and nothing to do with there are many things to be Southwest Arkansas, you think, pleased with about the flight. For one thing, we proved that liquid rocket engines can fail, but not catastrophically." He said that astronauts could have safely achieved orbit on Come again. Disaster threatens our own house. With tax-exempt industrial bonds Little River county was able to locate a 50- million-dollar Nekoosa-Edwards Paper Co. plant near Ashdown. But now this financial lure is to be outlawed. Yet U.S. Plywood-Champion the flight. Space agency planning had originally been to have three unmanned Saturn 5 flights to qual- Papers holds a $900,000 property ify the rocket for astronaut orbit stake at McNab with the inten- trips and then manned moon journeys in After the tion of building a 100-million- dollar paper complex there about 1970. It is reasonable to suppose they will think twice before plunging into competition with a tax- aided mill at Ashdown — that's the dire conclusion on the death of tax-exempt "industrials." There is this ray of hope, however: Paper is in short supply around the world, particularly in the United States, and more plants are likely. If we in Arkansas have lost the lure of "tax exempts" so have all the other states. And new Industry still has the advantage of a 7 per cent tax credit for installing new plants and the further advantage of an expedited deprecla- tlon schedule to help pay for equipment. These factors may just possibly swing the U.S. Plywood- Champion Papers plant to McNab — but it is a disheartening blow to find that tax-aid given Little River county is tobedeniedHempstead. You can't spell it any other way, No Legal Law Againtt Sale* LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Tha Attorney General's Office ruled Wednesday that there is no law prohibiting school board members from selling themselves school land without public bids. The opinion wunt to School Supt. James Patterson of McRae. Ruling Appealed in Labor Case UTTLE ROCK ^AP) - A ruling by the state Employment Security Division March 29 that formr employes of Otteu- heimer Brothers Manufacturing Co. at Little Rock were not eligible for unemployment benefits was appealed in Circuit Court hare Wednesday, Killed by Car BATESVILLE, Ark. (AP) C. A, Brown, 76, of Batesville, was killed Wednesday when lie was struck by a car dirveii by Cojiuie Barber of Sulphur Rock (^dependence County) while crossing a street here. 1969. first rocket in the series performed perfectly last Nov. 9, NASA said that if the second rocket— the one launched today— was successful, it would send astronauts along on the third one. This would accelerate the program, perhaps enabling Americans to reach the moon by the summer of next year, The satellite orbited today weighed 264,055 pounds, Including the unmanned Apollo 6 moonship, a dummy lunar land- Ing capsule and the third stage. SlLOAM SPRINGS, Ark, (AP) — Mrs. Blance E, Taylor, 65, of Gentry, was killed Wednesday when the car she was driving was struck by a Kansas City Southern Railroad freight train at a crossing inside the Gentry city limits. She was alone at the time o.f the accident. Tornadoes Kill 6 in Arkansas LITTLE ROCK (AP) - At least six persons were killed and scores were injured as tornadoes and high winds rippsd across portions of Southwest and Northeast Arkansas Wednesday night. Hardest hit was Lincoln County, where five persons were killed. Authorities searched into the night in wooded areas and rural communities for more injured or dead. As many as six twisters struck the eastern half of the state in about a two-hour period. The first tornado touched down on Arkansas 81 about eight miles south of Star City hurling several cars 100 yards into a" wooded area, killing two persons and injuring a 5-year-old boy in one car and seriously injuring seven others. The same tornado was believed to have struck Gould 30 miles east of Star City, where a woman was killed. Two tornadoes from the sam* storm then struck near DeWitt, one injuring four persons, one seriously, and the other disrupting high voltage lines in the area. The State Police Identified those killed in the Lincoln County area as: Donald Richardson, 28, and his wife Sherry, 28, of Pine Bluff; Vaughn Wade, 52, of Star City, Lula Tyus of Star City and John Handley of Gould. The body of P.E.Pillow, 66, was found in a tree near his rural home about six miles north of. Paragould, after a tornado leveled his house. His three children, who were found in the front yard, were treated for minor injuries. Three employes o! the L. A. Darling Co,, of Paragould were injured when the tornado ripped the roof off the plant. Police from surrounding areas were called into the Northeast Arkansas towu to guard against looting after winds smashed windows in more than a dozen businesses. Two blocks of tomes and a church were leveled aand five persons were injured at the Vincent Community 12 miles west See TORNADOES On Page 2 Light Firing as Marines Near Base By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP)-Advance ele* tnents of a big U.S. relief force drove through light enemy artil* lery and mortar fire today to within a half mile of the besieged Marine combat base at Khe Sanh. With resistance continuing light, Soviet informants in Lon« don said the North Vietnamese were lifting the long Siege of Khe Sanh as evidence of good intentions in preliminary peace talks. However, about 80 rounds of enemy artillery and mortar fire hit Khe Sanh and Marines striking out from the base were reported engaged in fighting with the North Vietnamese in the hills to the west. A U.S. spokesman said he expected some of the 20,000-man relief forco to link up with the 6,000 Marines inside Khe Sanh by nightfall for the first breakthrough in the siege of the fortress, now in its llthweek. Marines and helicopter-tome air cavalrymen were pushing in three prongs toward the base. Reports from the field said they were encountering sporadic artillery and mortar fire but little War Claims Arkattsan ^WASHINGTON (AP>» Army Prc, Jack M ( Jones of Beede* ville (Jackson County), Ark., Was one of 76 servicemen listed by the Defense Department Wednesday as killed in action in Vietnam. Big Storm Hits Across the Notion By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A monster storm punched its way through the midcontinent today after raking the middle Mississippi Valley with death- dealing tornadoes and burying ^arts of the Great Plains in a blizzard. Eight persons were killed and scores were injured Wednesday night in a rash of tornadoes which churned out of the storm system and ripped hardest at Arkansas and Tennessee. Heavy rain accompanying the twisters brought a threat of flash flooding in northeastern Arkansas. Foot-deep snows spilling out of the massive storm were Soviet Source Report § Peace Talks to Begin in Moscow Next Week LBJ Leaves AP News Enemy Plans No Big Push During Talks Tonight for Hawaii MOVES WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson has agreed to direct contacts on peace between North Vietnamese and U.S. representatives and will fly to Hawaii late tonight to discuss peace and war prospects with top American officials from Saigon. Washington is understood to have messaged Hanoi informing the government of President Ho Chi Minh of U.S. readiness to m^et for initial contacts on peace talks. Officials Indicated the first Hanoi-Washington contact VIETNAM: PEACE AND WAR President Johnson agrees to direct contacts between U.S. and North Vietnamese repre* sentatives. The President flies to Hawaii tonight to Confer with top American officials stationed in South Vietnam. The two American diplomats picked by Johnson as his special envoys have many years of experience in negotiating with Communists. South Vietnamese President By LOUIS KEVIN : Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) - Soviet informants said today they expect preliminary Vietnam peace talks to begin in Moscow next week. They said the North Viet* namese have already assured whipped into 6-foot drifts by 50- WOU { ( j probably be between top mile-an-hour winds and left much of Wyoming and adjacent parts of Colorado and Nebraska lomats in Moscow, Vientiane, Laos, or some other capital virtually paralyzed. Helicopters w here both countries have em- and snow plows were poised to bassies. move out at daybreak in search of hundreds of stranded motor- See BIG STORM On Page 2 U.S. and North Vietnamese dip- sieged U.S. Marine base. Saigon is an open city. The enemy is at the gates and within the population. Security precautions are haphazard. POLITICS An Associated Press survey See LIGHT FIRING On Page 2 Supreme Court Takes Freedom off Choice Plan Under Advisement WASHINGTON (AP) — The dren" was evident from the fact U.S. Supreme Court took under that Gould School is accredited advisement Wednesday three while Fields School is not. cases in which freedom 0%^Greenberg'-was assisted t? at- choice plans>are being attacked ,,'torney John W. Walker!- of -Little as an ineffective means of p?p- Roek. - •>?> Representing the Gould School District was Robert V. Light of Little Rock, who told the court school board members had "Gone out and encouraged Negroes to send their children to white schools." B4PW Spring Workshop Here Sunday Mrs. Joe Mae Clark will be program coordinator for the spring workshop for the Arkansas Federation of Business & Professional Women Club at the Hempstead County Court House in Hope, Sunday, April 6. Mrs. Clark Is State Civis Participation Chairman for the Arkansas Business & Professional Women Clubs. She is past president of the Little Rock B & PW Be Woefully Weary to Anyone on a Diet By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - Remarks that anyone on a diet gets woefully weary of hearing; "You're only three chins from victory." "Have you tried the egg yolk and raisins diet? It worked wonders for my brother." "What do you moan you've already lost 10 pounds? It looks to me like you're putting more on." "In his case it might not be fat at all. It might be just hot air." "Have you tried getting along with nothing but distilled water and coconut milk? It worked wonders for my sister, but now whenever she visits Florida aa1 sees a palm tree she has an irresistible urge to climb it." "If you lose 25 pounds at your age, Madge, it simply mtans you'll have to buy a whole new wardrobe and spend $1,000 on a face lift." "Taking it oft is easy. Keeping it off is the hard part. Have you thought about that?" "After all, it's only what you eat that nukes you fat—so all you have to do is don't eat it. Simple, isn't it?" "If your trouble is a sweet tooth, \vliy don't you try the d i 1 i-pickle-wUh-whipped-cream an diet? It worked wonders for aunt of mine." "Perhaps it would help your mental attitude, Harry, if you went back to reading the sports pages in the newspaper and quit spending the entire evening drooling over the food pictures in the grocery store ads." "Isn't that funny, Madge? I eat as much as three longshoremen, and still I wear a size 10 dress," "They say if you lose weight too fast you also can lose your powers of resistance and nuy ducing desegregation in public schools. The court heard four hours of oral arguments on the cases, which involve the school districts in Gould, Ark., Jackson, Tenn., and New Kent County, Va. The Legal Defense and Educational Fund of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People contended that freedom of choice plans as practiced in the three districts perpetuate a dual racial system. Intervening as a friend of the court, the Justice Department asked the court to topple freedom of choice. That could lead to a landmark decision second only to the one handed down in 1954 in the historic case of Brown vs. the Board of Education, which saw the court hold segregated schools to be unconstitutional. About 80 Negroes now attend the predominantly white Gould School, along with white students. In School, eight blocks away, are 475 Negroes and no whites. Jack Greenberg of New York, IDF counsel, contended that the "worth that the school district places on the Negro chil- and was named its Woman of the flict. The first purpose, in the U.S. view, would be to set a time and place for actual talks on scaling down the war and eventually negotiating a settlement. The situation has developed with such speed, since Johnson ordered a partial halt in the bombing of North Vietnam Sunday night that even surprised U.S. government leaders are not quite sure what will happen next. They voiced cautious optimism about peace prospects but appeared by no means certain life United^ Sfef*es and North Vietnam can actually reach an agreement soon. As if in response to their doubts, North Vietnam's Communist newspaper warned the United States today not to expect any concessions in return for a total bombing halt. The paper, Nhan Dan, in a statement 10 hours after the Hanoi announcement, said Johnson's speech Sunday "and the subsequent acts of the U.S. aggressors have made it clear that the U.S. government remains obstinate and has not given up its sinister design of aggression against South Vietnam, which is manifest right in Johnson's 'limited bombing* concerning North Vietnam." Prior to this statement— which reached Washington only early today—the Washington- Hanoi agreemont to talk after years of continuously expanding war was regarded in Washington as a great breakthrough toward eventually ending the con- Thieu holds an emergency the United States privately they will launch no major offensive if all American bombing attacks, are halted. The sources, who cannot be: identified by name, said Hanoi already has begun lifting the; siege of Khe Sanh as a sign of its intentions. None of these statements, could be confirmed in official: Western circles. The officials cautioned, how-, ever, against expecting an early end to the peace negotiations. They said they expected them to. conference with the allied ambassadors amid indications that government circles are unhappy about the prospects of U.S.- North Vietnamese talks. A big relief force nears Khe Sanh after meeting little enemy resistance in a three-day drive to open the highway to the be- go for months. OtllGI* SOUFC6S FGC&llGCl thSLv shows President Johnson's deci- 12>000 Americans were killed I* Korea while truce talks were- going on. The Russian informants said- Moscow was not consulted by, Hanoi before Wednesday's conditional acceptance of President Johnson's call for peace talks. sion not to seek re-election has led to a wait-end-see attitude on the presidential candidates among his supporters in Indiana and Oregon. Some switchovers to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy occur in Nebraska and California. Vice President Humphrey wins support from labor and They said that in view of Peking's present relatively low in- farm groups for a possible pres- fluence in the North Vietnamese idential bid. capital, they did not believe the WASHINGTON Red Chinese were consulted ei- Sen. John L. McClellan says ther. . ''*„!'. he'll hold a^VT&una otheai 1 -"^" "What - you Americans seem to find hard to realize is that war North VletnaM is a sovereign Air nation," one Russian said. ings off the problem-plagued, multfoillion-dollar Fill plane, grounded by the Force and well on its way to being junked as a Navy weapon. They said they preliminary talks expected; the to get under Both the House and Senate way "very quickly-probably now have official codes of ethics next week." aimed at curbing conflict of interest. Tha federal They added that they believed the only possible sites for such talks were Moscow or Paris and Year. Honor Roll Students at Hope High Hope High School students making the principal's honor roll for the last nine weeks include; 9th Grade; Barbara Fuller, Pat Club, She has held various of- some 300 fj ces 3^ committee chairman- the Fields sn ip s f or ner d u b. The theme of the Workshop will be "Unite, Share and Act". The program will begin at 9 with registration and participating on the program will be Mrs, Caroline Miller, Recording Secretary, Hot Springs, "Collect", Mrs. Ellene Johnson, Past State President, Texarkana, will give the Allegiance to the Flag, LaVeta Mouser, President, Hope Club will have the Welcome and Marie Galiaway, President, Ashdown Club will give the Response, Music will be by the Hope Career Girls and Devotional by Mrs. Hervey Holt, of the Hope Johnson announced in a brief late-afternoon television-radio appearance Wednesday that "we will establish contact with the representatives of North Vietnam." "Consultations with the government of South Vietnam and our other allies are now taking place," Johnson added. tect the consumer. NATIONAL America's hopes for accelerating its man-to-the-moon program ride with the test launching of the second Saturn 5 super rocket. INTERNATIONAL Justice Minister Pierre Tru deau is seen as the favorite to succeed Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson as Canada's Liberal party convenes to choose a new leader. Planning Grant off $341,846 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Regional Medical Program was awarded Wednesday a $341,846 planning grant by the National Institutes of Health to continue development of a program aimed at helping fight heart disease, cancer, stroke and related disease. All Around Town By The Star Staff Harris, Jane Harrison, Tommy Lavender, Nancy McMillen, 10th Grade: Jimmy Alford, Lanette Arrington, Jo Ann Burke, pop off with pneumonia or tub- Judy Croom, Kathy Dexter, Be- erculosls." "The Goarmet Society cordially invites you to attend its annual 12-course banquet. The menu will be—." "Have you tried the pep pill and black coffee diet? It worked wonders for one of the salesmen for our firm—jittered him down to a shadow. Of course, when he Carla Turner, went to the hospital, he put 12th Grade: most of it right ba?k on." Carol Anthony, "As your doctor, Harry, I want to congratulate you. You've lost another four ounces this week. At this rate you'll lose 13 pounds in a year, and within five years—if you just stick to it-you'll be within 10 pounds of your normal weight." linda Evans, Kenneth Fincher, Bruce Garrett, Ronnie Gibson, Sharron Harrington, Connie Hendrix, Mary Ella Impson, Mary Beth Millican, Ralph Routon, David Rowe, llth Grade; Lee Almond, Robyn Galloway, Susan McCain, Brenda Rosenbaum, Sue Russell, Larry Alford, Martha Bader, Linda Britt, Alan Clark, Susan Clark, Kay Coleman, Cathy Feild, David Fincher, Betty Gaines, Montie Garner, Candy Harris, Debbie Holmes, Twila Hunt, Gene Jines, Bitsy Morris, David Morris, Cynthia Trout, Jimmy Turner, Claries Ward, Mary Nell Williams. Program workshops will begin at 10 with Mrs, Ruth Purma, State President, Rogers, review, ing 1968-1969 programs, Mrs, Una May, 2nd, Vice President Waldron will discuss Legislation and Mrs, Treble Shaw, Past State President, Magnolia discussing See B&PW SPRING On Page 3. Five Printing Contract* let LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Five printing and stationary contracts considered the nnst necessary were approved Wednesday by the state Print* ing Committee and bids on 21 of the other 60 contracts considered. Printing contracts have been tied up iii litigation since previous contracts expired Dec. 31. The Hope Junior High Science Club will meet Friday, April 5 at 12:10 p,m, in the 8th grade science room with Haskell Jones as the guest speaker, Webb Lase.ter, HI of Biythe- ville, formerly of Hope, was named to the Blytheville Jaycee Board of Directors at a meet* ing on April 1, Mrs, Phillip Carruth, nee Edwina Whitman, has accepted a position with Christian Brothers College In Memphis while her husband is attending dental school in Memphis , ., she will be general manager of the school's radio station, and beginning in September she will also teach English and speech , , , the all - male Catholic school is a senior high —college higtily regarded by educa* tors , , , it is particularly not* ed for its pre - engineering courses, Elizabeth Aistadl, coordina- tor for mental retardation of planning projects of the Arkansas state Board of Health, and Sam Sanders, executive director of the Arkansas Assn. for Re* tarded Children will speak on "Day Caye and Day Camps" at the meeting tonight CThursday) of the Hempstead County Assn. for Retarded Children in the City Hall at 7:30 p.m, There will be no entrance per* raits required at the Millwood Reservoir during 1968, it was announced by Otis K, Higgin» bothan, the resident engineer. 40 chance of being chosen. Moscow is the only capital in the world with American, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong diplomatic representatives. Paris has a diplomatic mission from Hanoi but no official representative of the National Liberation Front, the political arm of the Viet Cong. The Soviet informants said they believed a major stumbling block, once real peace negotiations get under way, will bean American commitment to withdraw from South Vietnam. They said this is a prime issue in Hanoi's eyes and the North Vietnamese want a definite agreement that U.S. withdrawal will start the moment a peace pact is signed and be completed within a fixed time. House Posses Plane Travel Ticket Tax WASHINGTON (AP) - The House passed and sent to the Senate today a bill to tax airplane tickets to foreign cow- tries and. reduce the duty free amount of goods that may be brought to this country by returning tourists, The bill originally was de* signed to cut down the International balance of payments deficit but action on a major proposal to accomplish that was deferred by the House Ways and Means Committee, The travel tax approved would be 5 per cent of the price of an airline ticket, The present duty-free esefflp- tion of $100 oo goods brought back by tourists would te cyt to $10 until October 15, \m t tt would rise to $50, Tlje m$8»$ John B, Gardner has been ini* tiated into Sigma Pi Fraternity, Alpha Sigma Chapter, ac the Uni* for gifts mailed from abroad to versity of Arkansas , , , he is this epuatry WQUjjj be cut b>f J the sou of Mr, aad Mrs, Jack lad a flat rate oUO per c<w>i pf Gardner of 413 East WSL Hope, retail value would te imposed. on toe price of all goods above Cemetery Funds are needed Uis new di4y,free allowance, by the Suell Cemetery group of Left out of ttw WU wgg M §4» Emmet... contributions maybe wtoistraUon proposal to levy § sent to Mrs. Flora Fierce of $£ W te $ ftr.ffrtfliMfr Ophelia Thompson or Mrs, Otis iog by u,s. travelers abroad ' allofEmraet, ov«r * siltej'

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