Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 8, 1968 · Page 10
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 10

Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, April 8, 1968
Page 10
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'-,<?'>, • Ford the Hard Way Change Jakes Plate in Washington By JOHN BECKLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) _ Down the mall from the bright bubble of the Capitol dome to the brooding figure In the Lincoln Memorial, Washington looks the same. But a deep change has taken place, A city that had been slowly hardening into two separate cit* ies, one white and one black, HOPE (ARK) STAR, Printed ft Offset has been made searingly aware CfOising Hua's Perfuma River on bridge blown up by retreating Communists. downed center section, Vietnamese must use foot bridge on pontoons. •^••r:^'^'* 5 ^^ ic*»x- ^^ ," *, s~'v«B ^•••^^^r>^^^*^s/^'-yx*»'*jJ^^; > < , ,- --T^l irafej^'r.nr.'iife v- "•<'"• • •,^<-%1f:< f ^^^^ s y{Vt£r^^fK,Aj#fP> •• ft f ^ t ff .ff w."- -t^s, f , t f . ~t . f j <"i. vXt 'mam^m^^ ',-^fC - '*,«V'/,'v'?«J ^/x -.,', «"^ -- ~ >••-,-,- — Finally, pedestrians make their way up remainder of existing span. Arkansans in Tribute By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller told a crowd estimated at 5,000 Sunday that Arkansas "stands at the threshhold of leading the nation in showing what people of good will can do." The crowd, about two-thirds Negroes, gathered at the state Capitol at Little Rock for a memorial service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. El Dorado Mayor I. L. Pesses invoked a curfew Sunday afternoon after two white men, who allegedly pulled a pistol on some Negroes, were arrested. There was an isolated incident at Pine Bluff Sunday afternoon, when two Negroes riding in a truck reportedly fired at a National Guard vehicle, No one was injured. Police reported shooting incidents at Malvern and Little Rock earlier Sunday and fire- bombings at Hot Springs and North Little Rock. Rockefeller, the principal speaker at the hour-long service, said the desegregation troubles at Little Rock Central High School in 1957 had caused the city to suffer economically and "in the eyes of the world," He said a lack of understanding and communication between the races had caused the problem in 1957 and said that "is not the case today." The Rev. Cecil W. Cone I, pastor of the Union African Methodist Episcopal Church, spoke before Rockefeller, who had another speaking engagement. "The white power structure of downtown (Little Rock) must take the lead, or they will have no downtown," Cone said. He told the Negroes in the audience, "Let's wait a day and see if they really mean what they say. The dream of Martin Luther Kino must become a reality, and it must become a reality the day after tomorrow." To the whites he said, "You are going to have to stop talking and start acting. We are tired of listening to sweet sounding words that try to rock us to sleep." Cone received a standing ovation, The Rev. Thadous Payne, president of the El Dorado Chapter of the NAACP, led the hqv-mile El Dorado march which preceded the arrest of the two men. Officers said soma of the 300 Negroes who participated in the march were walking in a group in downtown El Dorado when Robert Lum, 21, of El Dorado, pulled a ,22-caliber pistol on ii.n'1 M! tap9£9 pudding—don't we hove enough without having a 'Pessert Cw/Y?" it is one. How It reacts to this awareness may hold an answer for other cities afflicted with ra* cial troubles, One answer seems apparent: A cool and carefully planned re* sponse to looting and burning may be able to achieve results without the bloodshed and violence that marked last sum* mer's riots in Newark and Detroit. In the early stages of the dls* orders in the capital, the outnumbered police were withdrawn from trouble areas so they would not have to resort to gunfire to protect themselves, Later, backed by federal troops, they moved forcibly but with restraint against the loot* ers and rounded up Curfew viol* aters by the droves, The result was a minimum of deaths and Injuries and a mas* sive 4,800 arrests, ^performance of the District of Columbia police and the troops has drawn praise from Atty, Gen. Ramsey Clark and is likely to set a pattern for the police In other cit* ies. There was encouragement also in the immediate response of the white community to the despair the black community inflicted on itself in its blind rage and frustration, Appeals for food for the per* sons living In the riot area, where food stores were either burned, looted or locked up, brought a tremendous outpouring from the white areas. "This is the real beginning of the real meaning of the life of Martin Luther King," said a white civic leader active in the food drive, who was overwhelmed by the response. For the long haul, however, the Negroes in Washington need what they need in every urban area— more and better jobs, better schools and better housing, And it takes more than a willing spirit to supply them. Congress has passed bills to meet all these needs and Presl- Monriay, April 8,1968 dent Johnson has asked for more, but a lack of money has crippled many of the programs. The day before the rioting started in Washington, the House approved an appropria* tion bill that eliminated $75 million for a summer program for unemployed youths and an addi* tlonal $25 million for the Head Start preschool program. Johnson, who Could see the smoke from the burning Negro areas from the White House, would probably like to request some emergency legislation to deal with the problem, James Marlow, who usually writes this column, Is ill. them. Authorities heard Negroes yelling and quickly took control of the situation. They arrested Lum and charged him with disturbing the peace and assault with a deadly weapon and arrested Ray Helms, 20, of El Dorado and charged him with disturbing the peace. The curfew was to be lifted at 6 a,m, this morning. Hot Spring County authorities said a shotgun blast struck a car driven by a rural newspaper carrier and damaged the small trailer he was towing early Sunday on Arkansas 51 between Malvern and Hot Springs. They said the shot came from a car filled with Negroes. Malvern police said a pistol was fired into a patrol car in a Negro section of town early Sunday. Four shotgun blasts ware fired at a city bus Saturday night at Little Rock, according to police. Officers said the blasts slightly injured a white nurse. Two groceries at North Little Rock were damaged by fire bombs Saturday night. Authorities said a brick-throwing incident at a drive-in restaurant resulted in the arrest of five Negro youths. Five fires were reported at Hot Springs Saturday night and early Sunday. Officers said three were caused by fire bombs and attributed a fourth to arson. They said they were unable to determine the cause of a fire which caused about $35,000 damage at a lumber company, YOUNG HKHO, Ta Thai Manh, 13, was decorated and made an honorary member of the South Vietnamese Hangers. After capture by Viet Cong, be escaped and led Hangers to Ihfir camp- Seven VC were seized along with enemy vvea|K»»i$. IT'S FUN! 1000 GASH UP TO 1 Join in the fun and win your share of over 10 MILLION COLD BOND STAMPS! Still plenty of time to play and win one or more of the 182,000 prizes to be given away — there's no limit to the number of times you can win! 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