Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 6, 1968 · Page 6
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Hope, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 6, 1968
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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 With Other Editors Boss Has Some Rights I t can be justly argued that an employer is guilty of unfair discrimination when he refuses to hire a well-qualified, honest and ambitious man or woman because he doesn't ap-. prove of the skin color. But there remain broad fields in which special qualifications are justifiable. If a hotel wants a G-foot doorman because he would look impressive in his epaulets that should be the hotel's business. If a msn chooses a beautiful receptionist over a plain one he has a right to argue that the girl would help decorate the office. United Airlines decided that it wanted only unmarried stewardesses. Every applicant was made to understand that if she married she would be expected to quit. Because attrition was naturally high United has had to keep training new stewardesses, but it has been willing to accept the cost. Nobody has been deprived of any foundamental rights. If a cadet marries before graduation at West Point, Annapolis or the Air Force Academy he, too, is kicked out. Three United stewardesses married secretly. The company found out and fired them. The California Unemployment Appeals board has ruled that the stewardesses were improperly fired. It says California law voids any contract restraining marriage of an adult. Next test case: Will the California board require the Archbishop of San Francisco to reinstate the next Catholic priest who is dropped because he decided to marry? This could be interesting. When an adult freely enters into a contract restricting marriage while on the payroll he does it as a voluntary responsible act. This business of telling the boss who he can't fire is getting out- of-hand. - Tulsa (Okla.) Tribune 'Peace Gap 1 Yet! The quote of the week, month, year—or decade— comes from Sen. John Tower of Texas in a congressional Republican state of the union evaluation in opposition to that of the President. Senator Tower summed up criticism of administration war policy with the declaration that "The nation suffers from a 'peace gap' which we Republicans are determined to close." If we can understand it, we have a feeling that "peace gap" as a slogan may beat all the gaps that have gone before, such as missile gap, credibility gap, performance gap and you name it. The missile gap turned out not to be. The credibility gap gets wider and can only be closed by the incumbent administration. But if there is a way to close that peace gap, it should be a bipartisan effort. But, then, this is an election year and the widest gap of all is the mouth gap, - Greenville (S. C.) News Two Killed in Accident Hear Gentry GENTRY, Ark. (AP) - Two persons were injured fatally and tliree others were hurt, two critically, in a head-on collision west of here on Arkansas 12 late Thursday afternoon. Benton County authorities said Mrs. Marjorie Etheridge, 39, of Colcord, Okla., died about 10:30 p.m. Thursday and that John E. Norton, 47, of Pawnee, Okla., diixl about 1:30 u.m to- djy. in critical condition at a Si* loam Springs hospital were Janii'.s L. Nelson, 72, and Andrew S. Ivy, 74, both of Gentry. In fair condition was Norton's widow, Josephine. Mrs. K the ridge and Ivy were passengers in the car driven by Nelson. Dog Catcher's Dog Caught COLUMBIA, S.C. lAP) — ^'-.(ui.'uno^unfastt'nwi the latch ii'h u dog pi'ii behind the Richland County Health Department and nude off with Son, a German shepherd. The dog belongs tu county dog catcher Bob Day. fta»i* kaife Star Printed by Off set tf «f Msctitefir ff ftfmin ycur SlirpIftiipWii ind i cifffe* piper, VOL. 69-Nd. 149 - 6 Pages Star of Hope, 1899, Press 1927 Consolidated January 18, 1929 HOPE, ARKANSAS .SATURDAY, APRIL 8,1968 Member: Associated Press & Audit Bureau Av, Net circulation 6 twos, endifif Sept, SO, 1967 PRICE for SUNNY SPRING = XPEClt£D TEMPERATURES show Weather Bureau's forecast of average temperature, precipitation for the period through April 30, EXPECTED PRECJPITATI0M A80VE NORMAL NEAR NORMAL 8CLOW NORMAL AVERAGES: APRIL I.APRIL 30 HEAVY f~| MODERATE LIGHT AVERAGES: APRIL 1-APRIL 30 Most of the nation is expected to have normal or above-normal temperatures except for cooler averages in the Central and Southern Plains regions. Heavy rainfall is predicted for the Ohio Valley, the West Gulf Coast and Great Lakes regions, with light to moderate precipitation elsewhere. Seasonal Temperature PROP WASH from this water wheel will help produce power for one of the largest hydraulic turbines of its kind in Canada. The 150,000-horsepower Allis-Chalmers unit will be installed at the Manitoba Hydro electric-generating station north of Winnipeg. Viewing Robbery, Bank Is Robbed Panama Court Rules Robles' Ouster Illegal PANAMA (AP) - In an 8-1 decision, Panama's Supreme Court ruled today that the National Assembly's impeachment of President Marco A. Robles was illegal. The opposition-dominated assembly convicted and dismissed Robles March 24 and then swore in Vice President Max Delvalle as chief of state. However, the country's 4,000-man National Guard backed Robles and kept Delvalle from assuming office pending the decision by the court, which took up the question Monday. The guard's blockade of tha assembly hall goaded opposition militants into brief but explosive disorders. However, their efforts to whip up a general strike and civic resistance were met by public apathy. There was no immaliate reaction to the court's ruling, which was read to newsmen at 1 a.m. The assembly had convicted Robles of violating the constitutional ban on presidential political activity by promoting lu's former finance minister, David Sanutdio, to win the presidency in the elections May 12. Former President Arnulfo Arias is the favorite and the opposition candidate. A newphew of Arias, 52-year- old Harmodio Arias Jr., publisher of a pro'oppo.sition newspaper, said today that after he was thrown in jail by the National Guard 10 days ago he was beaten with rubber truncheons. The opposition claims 200 persons are still political prisoners. On Thursday leading members of the opposition said that sonni assembly members anticipated an advei'se decision by the court and were willing ' > give Robles another try. Others, however, were said to be planning to cliallenge the high court's power to intervene in the case. Som-. assemblymen claim the legislature has f !ie power to impeach and oust the court, but this step was considered unlikely. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) While bank officials were viewing a film dealing with the conduct of employes during a holdup, two masked gunmen robbed a branch bank Tuesday and fled with $12,979. The film instructed bank em- ployes to avoid panic and carry out orders of robbers. At the bank, the bandits emptied cash drawers and forced five tellers and 10 customers to lie on the floor. Urges State Agencies to Cut Spending LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The state Administration Department today urged other agencies to begin economy moves to help offset the current financial problems the state faces. Clarence E, "Mike" Frost, consultant to the Administration Department, said at a meeting of state officials in Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller's office that savings could be made either by economies or by holding the line on new or expanded programs. Frost said savings could como in the area of personnel and salary expenses. "Reduction in staff need not be as painful and undesirable as it seerns on the surface," Frost said. He added that department heads could postpone the re* placement of employes who leave their jobs or replace them with loss qualified personnel at a lower salary. Frost said that since 1964-65, revenues had increased by 65 per cent, but spending had in» creased by 85 per cent. He said a third of the state's agencies had increased spending by more than 65 per cent. Some doubled and tripled expenditures, he said. Frost said only a few state agencies had increased spending by less than 15 to 20 per cent, a figure he said would be considered normal growth for the period since fiscal 1964. By MARY ANITA LASETER Star Feature Writer This season is called "spring," Though my energy is sagging. Ambition is quite low; My tongue's not even wagging. Activity has ebbed; I just don't want to move. Whan plans are made to dance Now, I'm not "in the groove." My trouble is not medical, The doctors all assure me, Nor is it new or rare ? As far as they can see. When warmer weather starts, So does this lazy feeling. It usually spreads fast ..?.. 'Till there's a sign of healing. I've noticed it in others, Such as an "eager beaver" That slows his pace a lot When he, too, has Spring Feaver. Radar Failure Blamed tor Plane Losses By BOB HORTON " AP Military Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Sources say one of the two Air Force F111A fighter-bombers lost over Southeast Asia crashed because of a failure of its revolutionary terrain-hugging radar guidance. This is the system which helps set the $6 million craft apart from other planes. The radar-directed controls allow the pilot to sit back, hands-off, while the F111A auto- nutically rises and dips according to the lay of the land, The cause of the first F111A crash in late March has not been determined, but the haywire radar is being blamed In the loss of the second one only three days later. Both high-powered planes had been In Thailand—the springboard for many of the air attacks on North Vietnam. Sources said experts who interviewed the two pilots rescued after the second F111A went down got his version of the trouble: The plane took off from Its base In Thailand with the pilots manually operating the controls as usual, Shortly after the Fill A was off the ground, the crew switched on the terrain-guid« ance radar. The Fill A immediately began severe bucking and the pilots were forced to cut off the auto* matic controls. At 6,000 feet they tried the system j.gain. This time the vibrating be* came more severe. The plane began gyrating and the crew was forced to eject. An Air Force investigating team is on the scene trying to determine what caused the failure, The Pentagon is not commenting on questions, about the radar malfunctions. The first F1UA was last heard from over Laos eu route to i bombing mission in North Vietnam, but its fate, if known, has not been disclosed. Dies in Crash SPRINGDALE, Ark. .(AP)-A one-car crash on a county road north of Lincoln killed Charlotte L. Yeager, 18, of Springdale early Thursday. Authorities said the victim was the driver of the vehicle which went out of control and skidded into a tree. Pamely J. also of Springdale, was She was a passenger the vehicle. Wants Prompt Rights Bill Passage U.S. Cities Hit by Race Violence By BRIAN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer Racial violence spawned by the murder of Dr. Martin Lu* ther King Jr. has torn through more than a dozen of the na« tion's cities and struck within two blocks of the White House, Fourteen persons died, including fom- in Washington, eight in Chicago. Parts of both cities were heavily damaged by fire* Smoke from the bl&zes in the nation's capital drifted over the White House. There were deaths in Detroit and Tallahassee, Fla. President Johnson- proclaiming a "condition of domestic violence and disorder" in Washington— ordered some 4,000 troops into the city to control the streets. Some 350 persons were injured and more than 800 arrested. A 5:30 p.m. curfew helped quiet the capital. Detroit and Memphis also were under curfew. Illinois ordered 6,000 National Guardsmen into Chicago. Some 3,000 National Guardsmen backed up police in Detroit. Guard units were alerted in the Greater Boston area and guardsmen were on street duty in Memphis and Nashville, Tenn. Rifle fire broke out on the campus of Tennessee A&I University in Nashville. Five policemen and National Guardsmen were injured in an exchange of gunfire with snipers near the predominantly Negro North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. Guard troops also were called to Raleigh and Durham. Detroit police said 218 persons w^re?% arrested between 3:30 p,m,* : -and" midnight Friday^ Three persons were wounded by gunfire while looting; police said. Thirty-five fires were reported, two of them confirmed as arson. Philadelphia Mayor James H.J. Tate declared a state of emergency as a precautionary measure. The order closed bars and banned the gathering of 12 or more persons and the carrying of weapons. Trouble also was reported in Pittsburgh, Erie and Lancaster. Police and Negroes exchanged gunfire in downtown Pine Bluff, Ark., after six firebombs were thrown in the city, police reported. There were no reports of injuries. Observes 100th Birthday MOULTRIE, Ga. (AP) Robert Samuel Roddenbery Sr., with a string of "oldest" titles to his credit, celebrated his 100th birthday today. He was honored this week as the oldest living member of KJ- wanis International, and is given the distinction of being Georgia's oldest living Mason. Housing Loan to Blyth«vllU WASHINGTON (AP)-"Thl Federal Mousing Administration said Thursday it had agreed to insure a $465,900 loan for the construction of a rent supple* mem project at Blvthevllie* The 50*unit project will include 25 two-bedrooiti apart* ments and 2S three-bedroom apartments. The government will pay part of the rent for the low income families who qualify for the project, Way Chared for Monday U.S. Troops to'frotect Associated Press Writer •'• WASHtNtffdtf (Al^ Presf- dent Johnson, operating frafti £ White House turned, toto 4" far* tress, has orderMv^ateral^ troops to protect ftesT capital' against violent Negro tiniest- which has spurred him to schedule an address to Congress Monday night, r; Johnson was moving on sever-: al fronts to combat destructive AJ A M« M !• • * Ail jfr«4> Ja Negro reaction to the assassina- Ifl Umpni* III prCflVtioa J4 , , ,., disclosed his of the Rev. Martin Luthef•" MEMPHIS, Tenn. (At») - *%• U.S. Diet; Judge Bailey Brown .. Evefl as , he cleared the way today tor a me-J™ 08 ' rovln s mortal march Monday tor civil H? to ****** wTI , thin ^o blocks of rights leader Dr. Martin Luther *** JWnl * e House . and bte f, k ' King clouds of smoke from incendi-- Brown set down strict regula- **«*« hung low over the city"; tions for the march in ruling on ^ *tole»& in Washington a suit filed by the City of Mem- and <****. . Urt * n1 centers; phis before King was cut down P rom P ted Johnson to cancel by an assassin's bullet Thurs- P 1 * 08 for week end conferences- day, ft was originally planned as a march to support striking garbage workers and King was to have led it. The city withdrew its objec- Honolulu on Vietnam policy- meeting there with President Chung Hee Park of South Korea. Instead, the White House said' tions to the march after King's S? cutw j lllam C.Westmoreland,; supporters decided to make it a the u - s ;. commander in Viet- will memorial to him. fly to Washington to with Johnson—probably nam, confer today. The President is known to be particularly anxious to discuss a successor to Westmoreland, who will become Army chief of staff in July. Working into early Saturday^ the chief executive was in shirtsleeves, his tie undone, his collar open. The White House police force was on a 12-hour work basis instead of the normal 8 and it was believed the Secret Service agents also were working over-" Anticorruption Vietnamese Are Corrupt SAIGON (AP) - A youth group whose 32,000 members are supposed to expose fraud and corruption is having trouble. Its top leaders have been arrested for fraud and corruption. The black-shirted Anticorrup- tion Youth was founded iiUiijl by Vice President Nguyen.gao „„.,„._ Ky when he was youth minister jfouse command post beyond and premier. The organization midnight, maintaining close is stiU under his wing, and he is touch wltn the situation in reported greatly angered that Washington and in other cities tha leaders fell into evil ways. wracked by the turmoil. Those arrested March 15 were He conferred with Washing- Dang Van Thu, national chief of ton's top municipal officials, the organization; Le Van Kha, ^ enforcement officials and inspector general of the group, De puty Arty Gen. Warren who once was associated with a Christopher. Buddhist group that tried to de- ^g president is known to be pose Ky when he was premier, particularly anxious to discuss a and Le Van Thanh, head of An- Accessor to Westmoreland, who tlcorruption Youth in Gla Dinh wm become Army chief of staff Province. in July. Ten other officers of toe Gla moves to deal ereCTOjnemters, Accused buying fraudulent draft tion papers men, have been called into the Dinh section were arrested on the tense national crisis precipl- charges of draft dodging. Anoth- ^^ by ^^s slaying ThursV., of day; night, Johnson met at tae ^,^^.^ rignts p roclaimod Sunday a^y oi mo urning for \ ,-.,•' King and ordered all flags over top leaders are j^nKx* ships and property misappropriation nere and abroad to be flowuat The three charged with half staff until the burial of the tion cards involved is not Slaying Brings Early College Vacation By JOHN BECKLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP>-Prompt House passage of the Senate's civil rights bill and its strong open housing provision was urged today by Rep, William M. McCulloch, a key Republican leader on civil rights. The Ohio Republican appeared before the House Rules Committee in support of the bill but was summoned to a civil rights conference at the White House before he could testify, He told newsmen he favors the legislation and hopes the Rules Committee will vote Tues. day to permit the House to vote on the bill next week, The com» mittee later canceled its ses. sions, unable to muster a quorum, House leaders, confident the Rules Committee will approve the measure Tuesday, have Ust« ed it for debate Wednesday, Passage would send it to the White House, The bill has been held In the Rules Committee by the Insist* ence of the Republican leader* ship that it go to a conference with the Senate to seek a compromise on open housing, In a further crumbling of the GOP leadership position, 19 other House Republicans joined in 45 Negroes in the 586-member a statement urging immediate student body at the which of government funds and the sale of fake draft exemption j^Jj' cards. The number of exemp- . He led a host of government officials and others attending a r,e jww* « _i *c« e AI memorial service for as 75,000 plasters, or $635. Also unclear Is whether the draft ex* emptions were valid, would mean complicity of government officials, or whether they were forgeries. Cathedral. ... .~ . w ,«6 and arson spread wiucn ^o downtown Washington late Johnson a proclamation declaring that "conditions of domestic vio- „ h th™ against the youth group, ge$ len « e and that lwai exist" anji were unable to C LARKS VILLE, Ark. Easter vacation at the College of the Qsarks, scheduled to begin after classes next Wednesday, was begun today after a memorial service for the Rev, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "The tragic events of the last 24 hours preclude any real or constructive opportunity for learning," said an announce* ment from the office of Robert W, Dalke, the college's academ. icdean. Classes will resume April 16, Dr. Don Davis, Qsarks presi» dent, said Negro students had asked for the memorial service for King. "They were so upset about his death, understandably, that we felt we would not get much done anyway,., We just decided to start (Easter vacation) a lit* tie early to let things cool down," Davis, said there were about a one-month campaign to dear garbage from Saigon's streets. The youth minister and officials of Anticorruption Youth say the organization received only a little over a million pias- ters, or about $8,500, But informed sources say the group spent less than 200,000 piasters for a few days' cleanup, "On toe first day of the gart the rampage, , c Police and Secret Service guards at the White House were augmented by National Guard and regular Army troops, Adja« cent sidewalks were roped off and blinding floodlights-point- Ing toward the streets-were set up inside the iron fence that gyp. rounds the Executive Mansion, Newsmen wl» cover President Johnson werw ordered to to their coats without some. re* witt address a Join f§S£i9A ot Coagres§ at 9 p. to, ff%fVfA % * .1 »« * i^ * to enactment of the Senate bill. Both McCulloch and toe 19 Republicans had prepared statements supporting toe bill before the murder Thursday night of Dr. Martin Luther Kiog Jr, college, is a Presbyterian-supported school. "They were deeply concerned (about King's death), of course," Davis sjJd. "But we don't aaticjjate any trouble." bage collection campaign, there ^ch their Whjfe House were 300 Mticorryptioo Youth ^ m mWy Wfte to 'tbejr out on the streets working," o»S • • •*•••' official says, "The second day there were 10, On the tbjpd *Jf there were 30 and after U&t stopped countingy 1 , Do Dien Nhl, the new head of the youth organization, says 1,000 members worked tor three weeks cleaning {&& streets, He tiojaTaeid.'' estimates tfcat onjy 100,000 pias, H "*" M ters were illegally diverted* Early last year Ky gave 100 elghjt-passenger buses to the group, it was to reot the busss to drivers and turn, the money over to the VJnaco Co,, impor» Arkantm Killed in War of toe buses, as payment for them. Much of toe daily rej£ moaey was diverted, Defense day tt»t B. We IA of (ft was Oxe «w ol IRS* TMfflW Tfiff ^^Pit J. ^ijt

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