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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. Wishburn Assassin Betrays Those Who Believe in Democracy H ad it been Stokley Carmichael, loud-mouthed advocate of violence, you might have understood, but it wasn't; it was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., fundamentally a man of peace, who was killed byanasss* sin In Memphis Thursday— and that's beyond understanding. You might disagree with Dr. King's goals but you had to grant him the right of dissent and admire the fortitude and patience with which he pursued the time- honored democratic process- when less-gifted Negro leaders were turning to threats and violence. It is a blow to the white establishment to learn that Memphis police believe King's assassin was a white man. Where assassins walk there is no safety for Presidents, or leaders of public causes, or even the obscurest private citizen. Open your mouth and you are dead— for in assassin is a one-man version of the police state. The tragedy of civilization, however, is that every level of society has its evil members. Even a man of peace like Dr. King was betrayed on his previous visit to Memphis by hoodlums who broke away from the line of march and used his demonstration as an excuse for violence and looting. In turn, the white establishment is confronted within its own ranks by murder. America is dedicated to finding and executing Dr. King's assassin. We have no choice. It's either the orderly democratic processes of our republic—or the assassins of a police state. Group Favors Tax to Get Teacher Hikes SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) The Northwest Arkansas Schoolmaster's Club has adopted a resolution recommending that Gov. Wjnthrop Rockefeller raise taxes in order to meet a promised $500 annual pay increase for Arkansas school teachers. J. R. Kennan, secretary of the club, told Rockefeller in a letter that the $500 increase for the 1968-69 school year "is a major concern to the future of education in Arkansas." "We wish to advise that the club favors a tax increase if necessary to acquire this raise," the letter said. Kennan said the present available revenues would make it necessary "to borrow from Peter to pay Paul," which he said might be good politics, but bad budgeting. "If the state income and budget remains as it is, we can't help but run into a $3 million deficit," Kennan said. "This would mean a $300 a year increase instead of the promised $500 increase." "There's a strong necessity for obtaining a formula for the distribution of state revenues," Kennan said. "When the state divides up the dollar, it's becoming increasingly important to know exactly what the various agencies will receive." He said the high cost of operating a school plant is becoming serious. Bargaining Fails to End Strike LITTLE ROCK (AP) - An all-day bargaining session here Thursday failed to produce any changes in the 21-day-old strike at the National Lead Co, plant at Magnet Cove (Hot Spring County). Chip Phillips, president of striking Local 4855 of the United Steel Workers, said today the "situation is unchanged," The local is seeking higher wages and changes in contract wording. Pocastmoster Nominated WASHINGTON (AP) - Tte nomination of Jesse Doyne Jr. as postmaster at Geuevia, Ark., and Hoyt L. Willmuth as postmaster at Swifton, Ark., were confirmed Thursday by the Senate. Hope Kft* Star Printed by Off«t tefeit ar _ and i eirffer will mm*** paper, * J VOL. 69-No. 148 - 10 Pages Star of Hope, 1899, Press 1927 Consolidated January 18, 1929 HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, APRIL 5,1968 Member: Associated Press & Audit Bufenu ot Circulatlofis Av. Net Circulation 6 mos. ending Sept, 30, i§8i «• 8,218 PRICE IOC - .-.*..• ~ r , --.-.* j Hanoi Says Partial Halt Not Enough TOKYO (AP) _ Hanoi said today the partial cessation of bombing of North Vietnam is not sufficient to show that the United States wants a peaceful settlement. The statement was contained in a commentary of Nhan Dan, the organ of the North Vietnamese Workers (Communist) party, which was distributed by Radio Hanoi in a Japanese-language broadcast monitored here. The article was entitled: "The U.S. has not given up its aggressive design," the broadcast said. Nhan Dan said the fact that President Johnson promised the Saigon regime protection in his address of March 31 proved that the U.S. government had not abandoned its intent of aggression. Johnson ordered on March 31 a partial halt in the bombing of North Vietnam, limiting strikes to an area south of the 20th Parallel. WR Says His Brother Is a Candidate LITTLE ROCK (AP) - New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller is a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, according to his brother, Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller of Arkansas. "He told me he thought he made it clear that he is a candidate," Winthrop Rockefeller said. "I think you'll find Nelson will be active this summer." The New York governor said after the New Hampshire primary that he would not enter any primaries. The Arkansas governor said Nelson's statement had caused some confusion but said his brother would clear the air within three days. Winlhrop said his brother had chosen not enter the Oregon primary because of major state financial problems which would prevent him from campaigning actively. He also said Nelson would present his position paper on the Vietnam war at a meeting of the National Association of News Editors in Washington. LBJ's Advisers Split in Assessment of the Prospects for Pence By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson's top advisers are split between hopeful and gloomy assessments of the prospects for successfully negotiating a peace settlement with North Vietnam. The pessimistic mood is becoming stronger here as officials have time to recover from the rapid explosion of • events since last Sunday and take stock of the underlying realities. The greatest concern arises from the view of some experts that President Ho Chi Minh and his top officials may have miscalculated President Johnson's intention in stopping much of the bombing of North Vietnam and calling Sunday for talks on ending the war. The most optimistic assessment is based on a belief that the North Vietnamese have been badly hurt in the intensive fighting that developed at the start of their general offensive in South Vietnam at the end of January. According to this view they took very heavy casualties without achieving their major objectives and now face a deteriorating situation. The gloomier outlook is voiced by those in the administration who see a misjudgment by North Vietnam as understandable against the backdrop of re- Restoration Grant of $277,088 WASHINGTON (AP)' - The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced approval Thursday of a $277,088 grant to the Arkansas Territorial Restoration Commission. The money, granted under the open space program, will be combined with $200,000 appropriation of the 1967 legislature. Of the grant, $200,000 was earmarked as matching money for the state appropriation and the rest is for costs such as demolition work that might be necessary. The funds will be used to buy, landscape and provide an office- lecture building for the Terri torial Capitol. The building will be located on a half block adjacent to the present grounds. In the Mad Scramble for Success a Man Has to Check Social Image By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - In the mad scramble for success today it is as important for a man to check Ills social image regularly as it is for him to have the oil changed in his automobile. If his image isn't fairing so well, it is imperative that he do something about it real soon. Otherwise he'll lose status. And that's bad. A fellow without status is like the face on the clock in an airport terminal; easy to see but not worth remomberlng. How can you tell for sure whether your inwge is okay? Well, it probably needs to be changed if— Your wife is taking in laundry to help make ends nwet, and her customers complain to you about the quality of her work. The principal of the local re. form school phones to tell you that one of your kids isn't doin^ Will in his studies and the other is selling reefers on the sly. You've got a sore liand because when you reached oat to pat your dog on the head lie snarled and bit you. The refrigerator in your kitchen is full of beer cans, but the cans are empty. The crabgrass on your lawn is so thick that the guys who ow.i the houses on either side of you are circulating petitions to get you thrown out of the neighborhood. Tlw local gemlanno drops by to tell you confidentially tlwt your elderly grandfather has been tossod into tho clink again for starting a fight in a rowdy tavern on the wrong side of the railroad tracks. Your teen-ago d-iughter is kept after school three days out of five for insisting on popping her chewing gum out loud in history class. At the office you're getting ahead so slowly that you have to supplement your income by selling shoelaces and cheap neckties to the other fellows. Culturally, you feel out af things because you haven't read any good books lately. How can you when you owe the public library so much in fines that you hesitate to go into the place anymore? Cobwebs are gathering on your busted television set because the last two times you called the repair nwn in you didn't pay the bill. If an opinion poll taker calls up to ask your political views, as soon as he hears your voice he says, "wrong number," and hangs up. The guys at the water cooler walk away when you come up. Neither the boss nor the office boy seems able to remember your nama. The coin changing machine in the office lunchroom rejects the quarter you put into it. To show your contempt for conformity, you grow a pair of long thick sideburns—and n> body notices them, not even you* barber. Man, if these things are true about you, your image has slipped to zero m'jjus. What can you do to change this dangerous situation? Only one thing. Inherit money. Lots of money. But you'd better be quick about it. You don't have a mr.m^nt to lose. cent events, They note that in a short time span, Robert S. McNamara had stepped down as secretary of defense; Gen. William C. West, moreland is about to leave as U.S. commaner In Vietnam and President Johnson has announced he won't seek re-election. "If you try to look at such things as these from Hanoi' S] point of view," said one expert, "it's not difficult to see how you could reach a conclusion that See LBJ's ADVISERS On (Page Two) Base Siege Lifted by the Enemy By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - The siege of Khe Sanh has been lifted, a senior U.S. officer said today, although late this afternoon tte spearheads of the big relief force was still nearly a mile from the 6,000 Marine defenders of the combat base in the northwest corner of Vietnam. "We've moved out and taken territory. The basic concept of the enemy besieging Khe Sanh is over," the senior officer said. "There's no particular value in a hookup. They're within a kilometer and a half o* each other. It would be no effort to march together and to shake hands. The important thing now is that we're moving and we have other objectives." •With the 20,000-man relief force of Marin'es anil air cavalrymen bearing down on Khe Sanh from three sides, a 500- man battalion of Marines on Thursday ventured farther, outside the two square miles of fortress than any Leathernecks had since it was taken under siege 76 days ago. The Marine battalion occupied a hill two miles southwest of Khe Sanh for the night and then was attacked before dawn by about 400 North Vietnamese. The Leathernecks drove off the attack, reported the enemy left 93 bodies in the barbed wire around the night camp, and said Marine casualties were extremely light. It was the heaviest fighting of the five-day-old operation to open Highway 9, the only overland supply route to Khe Sanh, and relieve the bale. Most of See BASE SIEGE On (Page 10) Bids Taken for Railway Bridge PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) The Massman Construction Co., of Kansas City submitted the apparent low bid Thursday for alteration work on a railroad bridge over the Arkansas River at Rob Roy downstream from Pine Bluff. Utilities Questioned on Activities LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Eiec- trie and gas utilities in Arkan» sas have been sent a question* naire, prepared by the commissioner of the state Public Serv» Ice Commission, concerning certain promotional activities. The questionnaire \vas prepared by Commissioner Robert C. Downie at the suggestion of Gov, Winthrop Rockefeller, Downie said the answers to the questionnaires are due in April 15 but only a few small companies had responded so far, Downie said hearings might be held to determine whether the information provided by the firms is accurate. The objective, according to Downie, was to determine whether the utilities were discriminating against some customers by the promotional practices and whether the cost of the practices were affecting utility rates. President Delays Trip to Hawaii By PRANK CORMIER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson, postponing Vietnam policy talks in Honolulu, remained in Washington overnight after appealing to all Americans "to reject the violence" that brought death to Dr. Martin Luther King. Johnson told a national television-radio audience Thursday night he had delayed departure for Hawaii until today. He had planned to leave in the middle of the night. Afterward, press secretary George Christian quoted the President as saying he would decide later whether to go ahead at this time with the Honolulu meeting. Johnson's initial uncertainty appeared to be dictated by least three considerations: — If the President immediately announced outright cancella- See PRESIDENT On (Page 10) Three Are Sentenced to Prison Circuit Court Judge William Arnold ni pronounced sentence Thursday on Odis Wayne Adams who was charged with burglary and grand larceny of LaGrone Williams Hardware where several guns were stolen. He was tried and found guilty by jury who fixed his punishment at two years in the penitentiary for burglary, one year for grand larceny to fjun consecutive and.with a pre- •vibos sentence of 'this Court. Carl Joe Ceaser was also sentenced. He entered a plea of guilty as charged to two counts of burglary and two counts of grand larceny. The defendant was sentenced to a general term of 15 years on each count to run consecutive with sentence received in Miller County and in Howard County. Clarence Palmer charged with robbery of Dora Stroughter was tried by jury and found not guilty. Theo Primus charged with the fatal shooting of Sid Williams was tried by jury and found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, his punishment was fixed at three years in the penitentiary. Sentence will be Imposed April 11. Court recessed until April 11 when Civil jury cases will be tried. Criminal cases set for this week and not tried will be for jury trial April 30. Kill Whites, Carmichael Urges Hegroes WASHINGTON. (AP) - Black power advocate Stokely Carmichael urged Negroes today to arm themselves with guns and take to the streets in retaliation for the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Carmichael told a news conference he wants black America to "kill off the real enemy." "We have to retaliate for the death of our leaders," he said. "The execution of those debts will not be in the courtrooms, They will be in the streets of the United States of America." "When white America killed Dr, King she opened the eyes of every black man in this country," Carmichael said. Carmichael blamed President Lyndon B. Johnson and Sen, Robert F. Kennedy, D»N.Y,, along with the rest of the nation's white population for the death of the Nobel Peace Prize winner. "Bobby Kennedy pulled that trigger as much as anyone else," Carmichael said, charg. ing the senator had failed to push for prosecution of slayers of Negro civil rights workers when he was attorney general. The militant Black Power leader declared that violence that erupted to city after city across the nation after King w;is shot in Memphis is "just light stuff when compared with will happen." Assassination of King Triggers Violence in Cities Across Nation Stores Looted »*g»WffL. Police at i Memphis Seek Gunman by Bands of Negroes By BRIAN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer Violence burst out in cities across the country in the wake of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as bands of Negroes smashed windows, looted stores, threw firebombs and attacked police with guns, stones and bottles. A white man was stabbed to death in the midst of violence in Washington, and a Negro died of stab wounds in New York, although it was not known if the latter death was related to the violence. A white youth died in a fire at Tallahassee, Fla., which police said was started by a firebomb. Scores were injured, including about 50 in Washington, and several score in New York. Two Negro students of Mississippi Valley State College at Itta Bena, Miss., were wounded by pellets from shotguns fired by highway patrolmen trying to halt 300 student marchers. Police said shots had been fired from the crowd. Snipers used guns and bows and arrows against police on the campus of Florida A, & M. University at Tallahassee, but no policemen were hurt. Tallahassee Mayor Eugene Berkowitz and another city official were treafe$ for minor cuts after rocks guttered,.the windows of their car. In Detroit, ,two policemen were shot and wounded as they patrolled a Negro section, but that city escaped the street violence that erupted elsewhere. In Memphis, where King died, police shot and critically wounded a man they said had been caught behind a store with a rifle. More than 90 persons were arrested in Memphis and a like number in New York, and scores in other cities in the midst of the violence. As word of Dr. King's death spread through Memphis, Negroes in scattered areas looted stores, stoned police and fire trucks and threw fire bombs. The violence continued today. National Guard troops were rushed back to Memphis after having been pulled out only Wednesday. Troops also were sped into Nashville, where violence flared shortly after the shooting. There were disturbances in THE UEAfH 0V DR. Police search for a white gun* mart in the shooting d Or. Martin Luthar King Jr., whose assassination causes racial violence around the country and brings expressions of sorrow from the nation's leiders. Violence occurs In a numbor of American cities following the skying of Dr, King. President Johnson appeals to all Americans to "reject the vto- Isnr.fl" tha* brought duart to Dr. King. He postpones plans for Vietnam policy talks in Hawaii, By BILL JOHNSON '! Associated Press Writer • "-•• MEMPHIS, Tenn, (AP) J- Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark said that "substantial leads" been developed in the hunt for the killer of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Clark said thfe slaying appeared to be the work Many persons across the Unit- ot /??,? man - / '..;. 4 , I ed States, including high offi- We've got some substantial clals and the man-in-the-street. leads »" Clark said, after flying voice prayers that the violence here from Wtehfogton.- "We're; of Dr. King's death will not ver y h °PefoL We've got Some overshadow his philosophy of good breaks King's slaying Thursday Negro violence across nonviolence. Dr. King, who had learned to live with the constant threat of death, practiced what he preached—brotherly love. "I do think it's the will of God," says Dr. King's widow. "We always knew this could happen." "I have a dream—" was Dr. King's refrain in his speech at the 1963 march in Washington. "The time has come for a return to mass nonviolence" was Dr. King's theme for a new demonstration in Washington. VIETNAM North Vietnamese troops battle U.S. Marines two miles from Khe Sanh as the big relief column nears the besieged base. President Johnson's top advisers are split between hopeful and gloomy assessments of the prospects for negotiating a pea'ce s'ettlenTent. South Vietnamese President Thieu tells the U.S. government he may repudiate any political agreement on Vietnam reached without Saigon's participation. POLITICS Dr. King's violent death has an immediately disruptive effect on the 1968 political campaign. Some political leaders say it could continue to be a factor through the election in November. Realtor Is Bureau Speaker sparked the nation, but most of it subsided at daybreak. And President Johnson delayed his departure for Hawaii and a strategy conference with U.S. officials from Saigon. Clark told newsmen "there is no evidence at this time of any conspiracy." President Johnson held a late morning meeting of civil rights leaders in the White House in the convulsive wake of reaction to the death Thursday night of the 39-year-old King. King died in a Memphis hospital less than an hour after he was shot in the neck as he stood on the balcony of his motel. Police searched for a white gunman, -ff The Rev. Ralph Abernatoy, newly;,named to, succeed King as head pf the Soathern^hris- tlan Leadership Conference, called for silent inarches Sunday around the nation in King's memory. He said he and^ther SCLC officials would return Monday to lead a silent march. Memphis was relatively calm", this morning after six hours of looting, arson and shootings set off Thursday night by the slay* ing. The dusk-to-dawn curfew was lifted this morning and National Guardsmen and police pa* trolled possible trouble areas. The Memphis Press-Scimitar said police arrested a short, balding white man this morning as he left a rooming house near the shooting scene. He was re- tance of farm organizations and the part they can play in today's society, The group enjoyed music provided by Dale Goodner and "The Country Boys" band. President Troy Burson announced that 686 families have joined the local farm organization. See STORES LOOTED On (Page Ten) All Around Town By The Star Staff a trail ride Sunday starting at 2 p.m.,, meet at the Goodner home on Old Highway 67 east, Dr, Forney G, Holt of Hope has been selected by his county medical society as delegate to the annual session of the Arkansas Medical Society April 21-24 at the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs,,, Dr. Holt will represent all the Hempstead physicians In meetings of the House of Delegates, , ,Dr, c. Lynn Harris was selected by the group as the alternate delegate, Hope Kiwanis Club and Hemp* stead Bar Association reports that through an error the name of Talbot Feiid Jr, was omitted from the list of the Hempstead County Bar Association mem« bers in the recent Kiwanis Minstrel program, , ,Mr, Feild is a charter member of the Association and served for many years as secretary, the apology reports, According to theCorps of Engineers weekly report some 30,507 persons visited Millwood reservoir during the past week. All fox and wolf hunters are invited to an open meeting Monday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at the Chuck Wagon Restaurant at Emmet. . .the four months dosed to hunting will be discussed, Hope Roundup Club will have South Central Arkansas Horse Show Association will have a yearly kickoif show at Murfreesboro Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in the Murfreesboro Club arena, commission in 1959 upon gradua* tion from the U. S. Air Force Academy, , .his wife, Bonnie, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs, E, E, Wassell of 1300 James St.. Hope, Ark, * Chancellor Royce S, Weisen* berger of Hope has been chosen for inclusion in Who Is Who in Arkansas Government & Politics , , , this contemporary biographical reference work on elec» tive and appointive officials in federal, state, county and muni, cipal government in Arkansas is being compiled by Ajjard House, Publishers, ol Little Rock, Thursday night and posted it: to early today, then postponed, tt. again for tto meeting with clvU rights leaders, set for U a.m. At the same time, Atty, Geo, Ramsey Cferk MA ttHfe* ettpp, federal officials were sped here, in an Air Foree jet, rnau & Washington planner} to p)t>ef wit!) of King's family m ,_ _ colleagues, including Dr. Rajpfc Ajijerstby $*} pr, •-'-- At last night's Farm Bureau Board of Directors meeting, Ar- ported turned over to the FBI,, thur Strech, local realtor, told but the FBI agent in charge, the group attending the impor- Walter Happel said he had no Information on the arrest. King's widow flew to Memphis in a plane chartered by Sen. Robert F. Kennedy to claim the body of her slain husband. She remained aboard the plane at the airport. The body, in a bronze casket, was put on view and hundreds of Negroes passed to pay their last respects. A large crowd was still at the funeral home when the casket was loaded Into a hearse to be taken to the airport. As Abernathy closed the door on the hearse, he said; "Long live the king." In Washington, Black Powee-s advocate Stokely Carmichael = urged Negroes to arm them-" selves with guns and take to the streets in retaliation for the assassination of King, He told a. news conference he wants black, America to "kill off the real en?, emy." captain Wayne o, Jefferson Carraiohael blamed President Jr,, son of Colonel and Mrs, Johnson and Sen, Robert F t ' Wayne o, Jefferson of Gataes» Kennedy along with the rest ol villa, Fla,, has received tbeU.S, the nation's white population (or. Air Force Commends! at Klrt- the death of the Nobel Pease: land AFB, N.M, , . he was de» Prizewinner, 7. corated for meritorius service as In the past Carmiehaei Ja§ an aircraft commander and pro* advocated that Negroes arm ject test pilot with the AF spec» themselves, ial Weapons Center at K$rtlan&, Johnson o r i g i n a U y toi he holds a B,S, degree and his pjan^ V live fer &1tt - See POLICE 101

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