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FOLK FESTIVAL TIME IN THE OZARKS. Traditional singers and musicians from all over the Ozarks are busy ''tuning up" far the Sixth Annual Arkansas Folk Festival in Mountain View, Arkansas April 18 through ;21. An added attraction to this year's event includes the "Young Rackensackers School Festival" featuring music, singing, dancing and play-party games by School Children on Thursday night, April 18. Regular folk musicals by the "Rackensack people" will be heard Friday and Saturday nights. Sunday afternoon the singers break out their old song books for an afternoon of religious singing. The Ozarks Foothills Handicraft Guild will have its annual sale of native Crafts such as whittling, doll-making, pottery and dozens of other items. On Saturday at Timbo, eleven miles west of Mountain View, the local people will demonstrate primitive crafts such as spinning, weaving, soap-making, corn-grinding, etc* Visitors Can also ride the old-time, mule-powered picnic swing (shown above). Folkcraf ffs Featured at Annual Mountain Home View Festival By LOU OBERSTE Director Publicity Arkansas Publicity and Parks Commission The well known Ozark folk- iorist Otto Ernest Rayburn, writing back in the early 40's, bemoaned the fact that: "The average Ozarkian does not realize the value of his heritage to himself and to the world, and is making no serious attempt to guard against the Inroads of Twentieth 'Century civilization." Rayburn, who was deeply attracted to the stalwart, independent, old-time pzarker, was concerned that the arts and crafts of 'the hill courijtry would be'lost to modern* .convenience. He wrote: "The Killsmari is losing: his .distinctive,traits and is becoming a drab, standardized American." Today, a quarter of a century later, many of Mr. Rayburn's fears can be allayed; many of the modern day prodigy of the early Ozark settlers are taking steps to not only preserve the crafts and lore of their forefathers, but also to "showcase" their heritage in a series of folklore and craft carnivals. One of the largest and most authentic of these folk events is the annual Arkansas Folk Festival and Craft Show held each spring at Mountain View, the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas,, It would be hard to imagine a more perfect setting to display the talents and Ingenuity of the Ozark region than is found in the picturesque town of Mountain View and the nearby Timbo Valley In the spring. The surrounding hills are festooned with the pastel blooms of dogwoods and redbud trees, as local merchants dress their show windows with antique furniture, primitive tools and Indian artifacts. Tens of thousands of visitors pour into the usually quiet mountain village to enjoy the many events of. fered during the three-day festival, A real carnival spirit is generated as the visitors mill around viewing the displays; visiting the craft showj or listening to the impromptu performances which erupt on the courthouse lawn as impatient local musicians break into a spontaneous hoedown, jig, or old-time "ballet," These un. scheduled performances provide a preview of the more formal but no less spontaneous musical sessions held on Friday and Saturday nights at 7 and 9:30 by the Rackensack Society and will give an insight into the ingenuity of the early pioneers whose survival without outside assistance depended upon their ability to utilize the products of a "bountiful nature." The early hillman had to depend upon his farm and nearby woods not only for his food, but also his clothing, tools and shelter. The Guild members are limited to native materials in producing their products and many utilize the old-time methods and skills of their parents In making their homecrafts. Weaving, carving, shucking, basketry and pottery-making are just a few of the skills that will be demonstrated. Bonnets from gingham and,calico;,.character dolls with dough or apple faces; hand-carved tools and novelties; hand painted pictures and wood- pretties will be among the items presented for sale. The early hill people produced their crafts out of necessity and few items were sold; the market was many days travel away. Today, the market comes to the craftsmen as folklorlsts seek the unspoiled homecrafts developed In the self-sustaining past age.' The domestic crafts such as soap making, geese plucking, shingle riving and crosstie hewing, spinning, and hominy making, are actually demonstrated at the "Ole-timey crafts show" at nearby Timbo. Here, the neighbors proudfully display their old- time skills, many of which they still practice because, in their opinion, the end products are bet POLICE AT From (Page 1) Young. "He also will confer with federal, state and local law enforcement officers concerning last night's assassination," the spokesman said. Violence, including arson and shooting, broke out in several American cities. In Tallahassee, Fla., police said a white youth was burned to death after a firebomb went off 10 blocks from predominantly Negro Florida A.&M. University, where earlier small bands of snipers fired at police. There were no arrests. Police said a white man was stabbed to death during violence in Washington. A Negro died of stab wounds in Harlem although it was not known if his death was related to disturbances there. . Police in Memphis shot and critically wounded one man after they said he opened fire on them, Two Detroit police officers were shot and wounded while patrolling in a predominantly Negro neighborhood. Widespread looting and arson struck Harlem and Brooklyn's Bedford Stuyvesant section. More than 90 persons were arrested and scores Injured. Angry crowds burned and looted stores in a Negro neighborhood just two miles north of the White House in Washington. Some 50 persons were Injured and 167 arrested. Police in Jackson, Miss., fired tear gas at groups of Negroes on the Jackson State College campus. A white-owned supermarket in a Negro section was flrebombed despite a Negro leader's pleas for nonviolence. Disturbances were reported in ter and, too, their yeoman heri- Nashville, Newark, Boston and tage hates to see anything wasted. A mule - powered merry-go- round at Timbo is aprime attraction with the younger set who often find the primitive ride an improvement over the modern-day carrousel. See for yourself If Mr. Ray- a number of smaller cities and towns. The violence that swept some city streets accompanied the national outpouring of grief and sorrow that followed the death of King, the nation's leading ad- vosate of nonviolence and a Noburn's fears were justified, I be- bel Prizewinner. lieve you will find the modern Ozarkian is not drab, but colorful and proud of his heritage; not standardized, but still very much an individualist, Plan now to enjoy the festivities at Mountain View, April 1921. There will be some activity going on at all times. Parades are planned for Friday and Sat- old4imey dress revue, 10, Saturday morning; and a Saturday and Sunday afternoons, BASE SIEGE From (Page 1) the enemy dead were killed by The High School Cafetorium dive bombers and artillery, hangs out the "standing room u - s - headquarters said no Ma« wav" sign as the Rackensaek rifles were killed and only two people stag unpublished ballads wounded in the two-hour fight, banded down from generation to The hiljtop battle pushed the generation and render the play, total number of North Viet- party tunes of other times on the namese reported killed in the Me, gujtaij dulcimer, banjo. French harp, madolin andplckin' bow, Many serious students of folk music are fascinated by the "folk tutting-" of tip traditional and tape recorders much In evidence to the au« •43 collectors add a new to tlieir fcjfc library, Tlw arts aad crafts of the country ire presented at Mil* Foothills Craft Guild *ad Sale QO ajj toree days of Me festival, Over fifty crafts- em wUl display wid demonstrate - - -"• • W |$ ^0 tnajeriils five-day operation to 180, U.S. losses were put at 24 dead and 211 wounded. Cue general in the U.S. command, while not saying specifically what shifts would be made at Khe Sanh, agreed It would l>e a good assumption that either one of two things could happen io the near future: — Ag the enemy reduces his forces ground the base, a withdrawal which U.S. officers believe has started, the Marines iifcely will do the same, from the 6,000 men aow there, perhaps President Johnson led the nation in mourning and tribute. In a nationwide television and radio appearance he called upon "every citizen to reject the blind violence that has struck down Dr. Martin Luther King." But the violence flared despite his plea, down to 1,000; — Or South Vietnamese or U,S, Army troops may replace some of the Marine units, There are now 400 South Vietnamese rangers and another 400 civilian irregulars helping defend the fortress, The officer said there are still North Vietnamase troops around Khe Sanh but "not In the force they were In a while back," "My feeling Is that they have a couple of regiments right around there with another regiment close by," he said, "A while back they had two divisions in there," lii round numbers, he said, the North Vietnamese have reduced their forces around Khe Saxih by 50 per cent, from 14,000 two mouths ago to about 7,000 presently. Other estimates of the force besieging Khe Sanh have run as high as 40,000 In the past two months. Tennessee Williams is the pen name of the American playwright. His given name is Thomas Lanier Williams. DDK (AM) STM, frtnttd b» Offut Reaction to Fire Escape for City Auditorium Shooting of Dr. King By LOUISE COOK Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) * Black and white, famous and un* known, Americans reacted to the news of Dr, Martin Luther King's assassination Thursday night with shock, sorrow and prayers that the violence of his death would not overshadow the nonviolence he preached. President Johnson, address ing the nation on radio and televi* sion, said, "We have been saddened. I ask every citizen to reject the blind violence that has struck Dr, King who lived by nonviolence," Jackie Robinson, the first Negro to play major league baseball, said, "C* my God, I'm frightened. I pray to God this doesn't end up in the streets," Mrs. Joanna Ryan of Harlem said, "You feel like flying away from this damned cruel world." Mayor Richard Hatcher of Gary, Ind., a Negro, said, "He changed the world. He changed it enduringly, far beyond the power of hatred to rescind." Samuel J. Cornelius, a Nebraska state official, said, "When things like this take place, you wonder if there is any hope at all." Leontyne Price, Metropolitan Opera soprano, a Negro, said, "What Dr. Martin Luther King stood for and was can never be killed with abullet." James Farmer, former national director of the Congress of Racial Equality, said, "Dr. King hated bloodshed. His own blood must not now trigger more blood letting." Mrs. Bennie Mae Fowler, of Harlem said, "I shed all my tears. I don't know wliat we're going to do now." Minnesota Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy, campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination, said, "We can only grieve." Dore Schary, playwright and national chairman of the Anti- Defamation League of B'nai B'rlth, said, "A piece of America died with him." Whitney Young, executive director of the National Urban League, said, "We pray that he has no* died in vain." Floyd McKlsslck, national director of the Congress of Racial Equality, said "It is truly American racism," : '"' Lt. Gov. Francis W. Sargent of Massachusetts, said, "It is our tragic irony that a man who lived In the face of nonviolence died in the senselessness of a violent act." New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, breaking the news to a predominantly Negro audience in Indianapolis, said, "He dedicated himself to justice and love between his fellow human beings. It's up to those of us who are here to carry out that dream." James Meredith, who was shot during a 1966 voter-registration march in Mississippi, said, "This is America's answer to the peaceful, nonviolent way of obtaining rights in this country." Jack Greenberg, director- counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said, "This country is no longer the same." Sen. Frank Church, D-ldaho, said, "We are steeped in violence; It is the curse of the land," California State Sen. Mervyn M, Dymally, a Negro, said, "This will set back race relations for generations." Former Vice President Richard M. Nixon urged Americans "to try a new spirit of reconciliation to redeem this terrible act." The newly Installed Archbishop of New York, Ter ranee J. Cooke, said, "America can't - Hope Star photo Pictured above is the new fire escape recently installed at the Hope City Hall. This will provide an element of safety for users of the second floor auditorium. Friday, April S, 1968 State Guord Unit Has Been Alerted LiftLE ROCK (AP) - The I78»man National Guard unit Stationed at West Memphis was placed on alert Thursday night by Gov, Wlnthrop Rockefeller in the wake of the assassination of civil rights leader Dr, Martin Luther King Jr. at Memphis, The unit was placed on alert last week after King led a march in Memphis which turned into a riot. Rockefeller also sent 30 Arkansas Sta.te Troopers to Memphis to be deputized. Rockefeller took the action at the request of Tennessee authorities. Rockefeller said early Thursday that he was shocked by the death of King. "I'm shocked that another act o? violence has been injected into an already explosive situation," Rockefeller said in a prepared statement. "Murder under any circumstances is deplorable. "Disturbing and distressing as this crime is to everyone, I call upon the people of Arkansas to remain calm and exercise restraint as responsible citizens," the governor said. Movement Obituaries MRS. JIMMY C. WALTERS Funeral services for Mrs. Jimmy C. Walters, 85, who died Thursday, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Herndon Chapel by the Rev. Gordon Renshaw and the Rev. Everett Vinson. Burial will be in Memory Gardens by Herndon Funeral Home, CARROLL w. MCLARTY Carroll Willie McLarty, 65, of Nashville, died Thursday. He was a native of Spring Hill but had lived In Nashville some 30 years. Surviving are his wife, a brother, Farris McLarty of Magnolia and a sister, Mrs. P.R. Rushton of Shreveport. Services were Friday at Nashville by Latimer Funeral Home. STORES LOOTED From (Page One) Hartford, Conn., Tallahassee, Fla., and Montlcello and Greenburgh, N.Y. North Carolina Gov. Dan Moore alerted National Guardsmen as a precaution against trouble in Greensboro and Raleigh. Scattered gunshots were reported by Raleigh police. There were ho reported injuries. New York Mayor John V. Lyndsey rushed to the Harlem area where he has walked the streets in efforts to prevent violence, but was hustled Into a car by aides and returned to his home after encountering unruly crowds. Police officials ordered 7,000 men to remain on duty during the night on the New York streets. The disturbances broke out first in Harlem, then spread to Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant section and nearby Crown Point and Fulton Street areas, and to East New York. Widespread looting was reported In a Negro section of the nation's capital, where stores were broken Into along a six- block section of 14th Street In the Northwest section. Walter Washington, Negro mayor of the city, said there was "some property damage," but that the situation appeared under control. The police tactical squad— eight squad cars and a bus load of hel meted policemen- was sent to the area. A crowd of Negroes threw stones at six police cruisers near a Negro housing project In Boston's Roxbury section. Cars carrying newsmen were stoned later by angry bands of youths in Roxbury, One fireman and five other persons was reported Injured by flying stones. Police reinforcements were sent into the area and blocked off two main thoroughfares, Young Negroes smashed car windows and burned a newsman's car in the Jackson State SPRING LJNEt'I' for tho Navy includes testing this small, but powerful, baseball-sized computer mentor) for use in a new navigation system for advanced antisubmarine aircraft. Weighing only three pounds, the IBM device can hold UQ0.UQ0 bits of information. survive with its house divided, We need the justice and love he died for." Betty Boston, a Negro college student, said, "We're going to have to fight," A soldier in Saigon, a white master sergeant, said, "There's going to be a lot of trouble at home." Texas Gov. John B. ConnaJly said, "King contributed much to the chaos and turbulence In this country, but he did not deserve this fate." Sen. Jacob K, Javlts, R-N.Y., said, "His doctrine of nonviolence will overcome." College area of Jackson, Miss. Trouble broke out after Charles Evers, state field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said he received a threatening telephone call. Police set up barricades along the perimeter of the college area and campus police sealed off a main road through the campus, Episodes of window breaking and looting flared In sections of Hartford and police closed five to six blocks of North Main Street to traffic. Several automobiles were stoned. The Negro Community By Ester Hicks Phone PR7-4678 or 4474 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Greatness lies not in being strong, but In the right using of strength. - H. W. Beecher said it. CALENDAR OF EVENTS White Rose Chapter No. 416 O.E.S. will hold its regular meeting Saturday April 6th, at 2:30 p.m. at the usual meeting place. All members are urged to be present. Business of vital Importance Is on the agenda. Mrs. V. J. Evans, W. M.; Mrs. Edna M, Davis, Reporter. NHSNEWS On Friday March 29, 1968, the Yerger Chapter of the National Honor Society met for a call meeting with president, Carol Williams, presiding. During the business session, delegates and candidates for office for the state meeting were chosen, Delegates are: Carol Williams, Chairman of State Election committee and Lynda Phillips, who will render talent at the state meeting. The candidates for office are: Marion Ogden- president, Neva Tate -Vicepres- ident, and Mary Washington, treasurer. The next meeting will be held April 9th. A weinor roast will be held at the Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ tonight beginning at 5 O'clock, The public Is invited to attend. OBITUARIES Funeral services for Mrs. Geneva Henry, who passed away at her home in Gurdon, Arkansas April 1, 1968, will be held at the Spring Hill Baptist Church, near Oakland, Louisiana Sunday April 7th, at 1:00 p.m. Burial In Spring Hill cemetery under the direction of Hicks Funeral Home, Inc. Mr. Robert "Rob" Moore, a former resident of Hope, Arkansas, a resident of Chicago, Illinois for many years, was killed in a taxi car accident in Chicago April 3, 1968. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Robbie Moore, two daughters, Barbara Ann Moore of the home, and Mrs, Helen Davis of Hope, Arkansas; two sons, Artis Moore of Chicago, and Howard Muldrow of Hope; four sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Tyree of Hope, Mrs. Katie Sanders of Phoenix, Arizona, Mrs. Sarah Gamble, and Mrs. Claudirie Douglas of Chicago; three brothers, Messrs. Emanuel and Fred Moore, andE. C. Taylor all of Chicago; six grandchildren. Mrs. Helen Davis left Thursday night euroute to Chicago to attend the funeral. Weather Could Turn to Violence Experiment Station report for 24- hour s ending at 7 a.m. Friday, High 61, Low 35. Forecast By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ARKANSAS— Freeze warning mainly northeast, frost warning mainly central and southeast sections tonight. Fair and cold tonight. Saturday partly cloudy and warmer. Low tonight 24 northeast to 38 southwest. Weather Elsewhere By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High L9w Albany, cloudy 72 50 Albuquerque, clear 62 58 Atlanta, rain 65 55 Bismarck, cloudy 38 20 Boise, rain 64 45 Boston, cloudy 62 56 Buffalo, cloudy 71 31 Chicago, clear 60 33 Cincinnati, cloudy 65 39 Cleveland, cloudy 67 33 Denver, clear 40 20 Des Moines, clear 50 21 Detroit, snow 68 30 Fairbanks, cloudy 45 26 Fort Worth, clear 58 34 Helena, cloudy 44 33 Honolulu, cloudy 81 72 Indianapolis, cloudy 66 33 Jacksonville, cloudy 87 65 Juneau, rain 46 36 Kansas City, clear 41 Los Angeles, cloudy 75 56 Louisville, cloudy 65 39 Memphis, cloudy 72 39 Miami, cloudy 76 73 Milwaukee, clear 60 24 Mpls.-St.P., clear 35 18 New Orleans, cloudy 75 57 New York, cloudy 73 61 Okla. City, clear 51 28 Omaha, clear 38 17 Philadelphia, rain 72 60 Phoenix, clear 79 47 Pittsburgh, cloudy 64 38 Ptlnd, Me., cloudy 55 44 Ptlnd, Ore., rain 51 42 Rapid City, clear 32 17 Richmond, cloudy 80 68 St. Louis, cloudy 58 33 Salt Lk. City, cloudy 58 45 San Diego, cloudy 68 56 San Fran., cloudy 56 52 Seattle, cloudy 55 40 Tampi, cloudy 82 67 Washington, rain 73 60 Winnipeg, cloudy 35 17 By BARRY SCHWEID Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - "It was not," said the officer at police headquarters, "what we call a major disturbance." Just some kids throwing rocks through the windows of stores along 14th street, he explained. A man sitting on a case of dynamite, whistling to keep his mind off trouble, gives a more convincing picture of calm. For in Washington, as everywhere In this country, people, white and black, instinctively expect violence to erupt. There are several ways of looking at the phenomenon that was Martin Luther King Jr. To the guilt-ridden he was a bedeviling reminder that at this late stage of human development the Negro still rides steerage. To the well-meaning but anxious, he was the potential spark that someday might ignite a racial explosion in this country, one that could be set off as much by a man speaking words of nonviolence as by the most militant blood-and-guts thunder- er. But perhaps most of all, King looked like a last chance. The Negro leaders of just a decade ago somehow seemed outdated and suddendly old. They spoke a language of a less-pressing time, of a day when the Negro movement inched along fitfully and counted Its blessings for every inch. Ahead loomed a new breed, terribly menacing to all but a small minority of Americans. The revolutionary language they speak reeks of violence. There appears no room for blessings. Between the two, the outmoded past and a fearful future, stood King, appealing with an eloquence rarely matched in our time, to reason and peaceful brotherhood, His followers have vowed to keep the nonviolent spirit. They're planning a peaceful march in Memphis Monday. But it's no wonder the cop in Washington wasn't very convincing, that he seemed to be looking over his shoulder as he spoke. PRESIDENT From (Page 1) tion of the Hawaii conferences, this could be interpreted as a sign of panic and perhaps the very violence he was inveighing against. — Equally important, Johnson apparently did not feel he should carry on business as usual lest he seem callous in the face of an act which Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey said "brings shame to our country." Humphrey spoke at a Democratic fund-raising dinner which Jolinson had planned to address until he got word of the Memphis assassination, The dinner was called off after Humphrey's statement. - Perhaps most important, Johnson could not be certain whether the King slaying would produce serious racial violence that would make his continued presence in Washington prudent, oven though presidential communications permit him to act and react from anywhere in the world. Johnson had planned to make an overnight flight to March Air Force Base, Calif., for a breakfast meeting with former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, then fly on to Honolulu, But, In mid-evening, he put off these plans and issued a statement, read personally on televi- slon-radlo networks, which be. gan: "America Is shocked and saddened by the brutal slaying tonight of Dr, Martin Luther King. "I ask every citizen to reject the blind violence that has struck Dr, King who lived by nonviolence," Harking back to his dramatic announcement last Sunday that lie was withdrawing from the 1968 presidential race because he wanted to heal deep divisions within the nation, Jolinson said: "We can achieve nothing by lawlessness and divlslveness among the American people. It Is only by joining together and only by working together can we continue to move toward equality and fulfillment for all of our people. "I hope that all Americans tonight will search their hearts as they ponder this most tragic in-

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