Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 5, 1968 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, April 5, 1968
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LBJ's ADVISERS L» > is -y< "»*• , ' lw ' $fe IfAut to, ttr iffett MS in tttf , , ttent'9 special assistant for in« (efnatlbnal security affairs, is %8tfrHgtf tff bt affloUg the more "feflilffllstte administration officials* 1 SeWefSfy of State Dear! Rusk, Dn the Other hand, is said to be fcrnoftg those less hopeful of any speedy results, •"'A»Brtri possibility eited by •'Softie officiate fs that the North ^Vietnamese leadership has simply decided that the time has dome to adopt the "fight and negotiate" strategy which they nave been talking about for Inore than a year, as American Officials kn§w from captured Communist documents. H Peace prospects are sure to 1>e discussed by Johnson and his top military and diplomatic offi- feials during thelf weekend {conference in Hawaii. •" Administration aides said, 'however, that on the basis of ^present knowledge no one could & go beyond listing the various ••possible results of the current ^maneuvering in trying to decide ^whlch one was most likely. One of the difficulties in fftrying to arrive at harder conclusions is that all the events -'lave developed so rapidly that 3<U,S. officials have had very lit"tie time In which to Collect new 'Jintelligence for making judgments. «(; It was only five days ago—on "Sunday night— that Johnson an• frounced he was imposing a limit on areas for attack in North Vietnam, which would eliminate 90 per cent of the population and most of the territory from air Death Sure to Be Issue in Campaign WASHINGTON (AP) - The Violent death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. disrupted the 1968 political campaip and some politicians say it could remain a factor through the November elections, Political leaders, expressing shock and sorrow, also stressed the assassination could spur Congress to pass a pending civil fights bill, "W't MJ wttttAucf>M tth** 8 viewed the assasslna- DR. L. W, WILLIAMSON tloft as one more indication of a Dr, Llewellyn Wilburn Wil- society too often prone to resort llamson is listed in Who's Who to violence rather than lawful in American Education" Vol. 23, means to settle deep problems and the contents read thus: "Llewellyn Wilburn William son (PH.D), Principal of Lin The immediate plans of the several presidential contenders were not clear but it seemed coin High School • Washington, likely campaigning would be Arkansas 71862. Home Address halted for a time. P.O. Box 117, Washington, Arkansas. Born in Washington, Arkansas Feb. 25, 1908, Son of Elmore M. and Rebecca William- Sen. Hugh Scott, R-Pa., proposed a week of national mourning. Vice President Hubert H. son. Education: B.A, Philander Humphrey gave news of the as- Smith College 1941; M.S. Uni- sassination Thursday night to versity of Arkansas 1953; PH.D. 2,700 people attending the big- Minerva University of Italy 1960. gest Democratic fund-raising Honorary Degrees LL.D. Litt. D. dinner of the year and the affair American Bible College 1959; Sc. here was abruptly called off. D. Free Protestant Episcopal University 1964. Married Dorothy Lee Pickens of Ozan, Ar kansas March 31, 1933. Daugh- President Johnson canceled a scheduled appearance at the dinner. King's assassination dwarfed ter of Andy and Nettie "Pickens. the biggest political news of the Children: Ruby Jean, Ruth day, which occurred hours be- Yvonne, Llewellyn W., Jr., Andy fore the slaying: Humphrey's Elmore. Experience: Instructor near announcement in Pitts- Howard County Training School burgh that he would seek the 1927 - 30, Toilette, Arkansas; Democratic presidential nomi- Principal, Redland Model High nation. School McCaskill, Arkansas The vice president told an 1930-38; Principal, Lincoln High audience of labor leaders: "If School, Washington, Arkansas we stick together a little longer, 1938 —; Instructor A.M.&N. we will be together a lot long- College Extension Department 1940-46; Grand Secretary Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masons of Ark. Pine Bluff, Ark. 1955 -. Honorable Positions: Supt. of Sunday School; Worshipful Mas- er." But Humphrey indicated he was withholding his announcement until after Johnson's Vietnam talks in Hawaii. California Gov. Ronald Reater of Lodge; Commander in gan, considered a potential con- Chief of Consistory; President tender for the Republican presi- of Hempstead County Teachers dential nomination, said King's Association; President Arkansas Teachers Association Citizenship Committee. Member: AEA, ATA, NBA, NASSP, F.F.A., Epsilon Delta Chi, Hempstead County Development Council, and Southwest Arkansas Development Council. Contributor to: death was "a shocking act of violence that solves none of the nation's problems." Reagan added the assassination is more evidence of what he termed a moral sickness affecting the nation. A Democrat agreed. "We are HOPE (MR) STAR, 1ST, STB Gets Tax Refunds By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LITTLE ROCK (Ap) - The Little Rock District of the Internal Revenue Service said Thursday that 157,578 Arkansas taxpayers had been mailed in* come tax refund checks totaling $20,252,047 through March 30, Officials said 306,694 income tax returns had been filed by Arkansans by the end of March and that another 250,000 are expected by the April 15 filing deadline. The refunds averaged about $130 a check, Would Abolish County-wide School Dists. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - State Education Commissioner A, W, Ford said Thursday that small, county-wide school districts had "outlived their usefulness" and suggested that the state legislature move to eliminate such districts. Ford said there were about 20 such districts with less than 350 students. Ford said the "old approach" to school consolidation was obsolete. He suggested that the districts be abolished by the legislature instead of by an initiated act. 2 Arkansans Charged With Robbery EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Gene E. Collins, 31, of Jacksonville, Ark., and a woman identified as his wife, Sheila Ann Collins of Clarendon, Ark., have been bound over to Vanderburgh County Circuit Court here on preliminary charges of armed robbery. Authorities said Collins recently escaped from the Jefferson County Jail at Pine Bluff, Ark. The pair were captured earlier this week on a train after eluding police in a foot chase. The train was preparing to leave Evansville. The charges against Collins and his wife stemmed from a $35 robbery of an Evansville service station Tuesday night. Printed try Offset Thieu Warns South Must Be Included By MICHAEL GOLDSMITH Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - President Nguyen Van Thieu has warned the United States that he may repudiate any political agreement on Vietnam In which Saigon has no say, diplomatic sources reported today. Thieu summoned the envoys of the allied governments to the presidential palace Thursday to express his misgivings over the coming U.S. contacts with Hanoi. Authoritative informants said Thieu told the diplomats that the United States has no right to discuss any political questions concerning Vietnam in its direct talks with Hanoi. Thieu also re-emphasized the position of the Saigon government that! — There can be no coalition government including the Communists in South Vietnam. — Saigon will not accept a separate Viet Cong delegation at any forthcoming peace conference, and — Saigon will not accept peace terms which include the neutralization of South Vietnam. American officials said they were not surprised by Thieu's position and "not necessarily in disagreement with it." "We have always said we don't want to impose a political solution on Vietnam, that it's up to the Vietnamese to decide," a U.S. spokesman said. A Saigon government commu- nique issued after Thieu's meeting with the ambassadors welcomed moves to bring an early end to the war "in justice and freedom," It said the allies had agreed to remain "in constant consultations on any points of substance or decisions" which might arise in the talks with Hanoi. South Vietnamese officials from Thieu on down were clearly worried that the talks could be the beginning of a snowballing succession of peace moves which might end with an American withdrawal from Vietnam, Thieu told a news conference Tuesday that if the United States should withdraw from Vietnam, the Saigon govern* ment will fight o.i alone—if pos« sible with the help of its other allies. First to File tor Office of If. Gov. LITTLE ROCK (AP>-J, Gilbert Leigh, 54, of Little Rock became the first person to file for the office of lieutenant gov* ernor when he paid his filing fee Thursday. Leigh filed as a Democratic candidate but said he didn't plan to be the running mate of any particular gubernatorial candidate. "I just don't want to be obligated if I can help it," he said. Leigh said he would file his corrupt practices pledge this morning. Leigh said his only active political experience had been as a justice of the peace in Big Rock Township. "I try to be pretty moderate," he said, "Since we came up with a two-party system here in Arkansas I have stayed pretty strongly with the Democrats." Awards Given to High School Newspapers JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Little Rock Central High School captured three of the nine individual events and won sweepstakes honors in Journalism Day at Arkansas State University here Thursday. Paragould finished second, followed by Jacksonville and Wynne. More than 250 students from 20 schools participated in the competition. Collins Hemingway of Little Rock Central won in copy reading and headline writing. Chris Tucker of Wynne was victorious in sports writing and radio news writing. Others winners were: Andy Hankins, Little Rock Central, radio announcing; Tereza Mantz, Blytheville, editorial writing; Vernon Moore, Bay, feature writing and Billy Glenn of Stuttgart, news writing. Friday, April 5,1969 Five Generations Another Cool Night for Arkansas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Another cool night is forecast for Arkansas tonight with temperatures dropping below freezing in norhtern areas and scattered frost likely in southern areas. Slightly warmer temperatures are forecast for Saturday. A new low pressure area was developing over Nevada this morning and this system should bring increasirg cloudiness and a chance of showers to Arkansas by Sunday. The warming is not expected Five generations are represented in this picture taken at the Branch Nursing Home. Seated is Mrs. Ellen Nelson (Blankenship) 86; at back, Mrs. Noble Oiler, Spring Hill; Mrs. Ruth Ross, Mrs. Alice Faye Briney and 15-month-old Timothy Ray Briney. to be quite as pronounced as was that ahead of the last strong system to move through the state, and this reduces the chances of another round of severe thunderstorms and tornado activity which killed six persons and caused millions of dollars in property damage Wednesday. High Temperatures Thursday ranged from 70 at Memphis to 47 at Harrison. A businessman calls on you ... When your carrierboy comes to collect, please make sure you're ready. With the right change, if possible. He'll appreciate it with a broad smile and a "Thank you". You see, because he is in business for himself, your newspaperboy depends on the full collection of his route for his full profit. Repeat calls mean extra work with no extra profit. So—give the boy a break. And thanks! Christian Index, Arkansas Tea- steeped in violence," said Sen. chers Bulletin, Scottish Rite In- Frank Church of Idaho. "It is '.former,. .Prince., HalL;Masonic the curse of the land." Handbook of Arkansas 1965. PH.D. Dissertation: Personality Traits and Their Measurements. General International Certificate of Merit from Dictionary of International Biography Officials. Hobbies: lecturing, speaking, and reading. Listed in: Who's Who Political developments that occurred before King's death included: —Secretary of Labor W. Wtl- lard Wirtz urged Humphrey to run for president. His suggestion was greeted with loud standing applause at a meeting FLAMING DEBRIS spews from the top floors of the 37-story Equitable Life Building In Atlanta, Ga. Streamers of falling debris set fire to four nearby buildings. in the South and Southwest Vol. of 1,400 members of the Interna- 10". tional Union of Operating Engineers in Miami Beach. Wirtz is the first Cabinet member to endorse a candidate since Johnson withdrew from the race last Sunday. __ -^ -Sen. Robert F. Kennedy of r Oil HO DemOS New York, already a Democrat• w "9 •**•"" lc presidential contender, LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Fay- launched his critical Indiana etteville Mayor Don Trumbo primary campaign. It will be said Thursday he is interested his first head-on clash with Sen, in seeking the presidency of the Eugene J. McCarthy, D-Minn. Democrat At Notre Dame University, Kennedy hinted he would with- Trumbo Wonts to Head the Demos Unprecedented! Happening / now at your Chevrolet dealers, an explosion of extra buying power. Young CALL PR7-5416 BLOCK BOOKKEEPING SERVICE h&R BLOCK LOCATION Arkansas Clubs. Trumbo made the statement hold comment on the Vietnam after YDC President Roy Lee issue during the current peace Hight said he would not seek bid. re-election. Hight will apparent- — McCarthy won an enthusias- ly devote his time to his posi- tic reception at the University tion as field secretary to Rep. of California at Berkeley. He Wilbur Mills, D-Ark. opened his California campaign The group will select a presi- with an attack on the draft. dent when it meets April 19-21 at Hot Springs. Only 10 Day. Uft. CRAMPED for TIME? OPEN SUNDAY ONLY 10 DAYS LIFT APftU 15 /$ 7NI OlAOUNf... INCOME TAX leavt thote la* worries Id Ml- Our wrvicf it prompt, fltfyrgtf and (omplttt , . . and w« wholly »ayt you mor* thf nominal IOTH in ypyr ntigh tpdgy. AND STATf LIFE Amtrift't Ulffl* Tf* i«rvi«» with Ovtr ?OQO Qffi^i IQf Kuth llm itP9tt Co* Or UK Store Phone PR7-541G Office Hours: &;PM Sat. 4 Sua, 9:AM- 5:PM Hwessary Undecided on Running LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Ted Boswell, a Little Rock attorney, said Thursday it is unlikely he will make a final decision on whether to enter the Democratic gubernatorial race for at least two weeks. Boswell said he doubted seriously whether either of the two Democratic candidates who have announced "will be able to provide the necessary party leadership unless and until they have declared forcefully and convincingly their belief in reform in government." Rep, Marlon Crank of Fore» man and Frank Whitbeck, a Little Rock insurance executive, announced Wednesday they would seek the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, Boswell said the party's nominee must be capable of restoring public confidence and that the nominee would find it difficult to win "unless he can successfully reconstruct the wreckage of the present Democratic party in Arkansas." Boswell said the young people in the state had been denied proper recognition and part*. cipation in government affairs lor many years and that the next governor should be chosen from that group. Only the leader could do itl Impolo Convertible You've never seen savings like tnis on 68 Chevrolet* and Chevelles! 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