Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 9, 1968 · Page 7
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 9, 1968
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Vlol«nc« Rag«d II Groups Call for Ov«r Riots Noise CITIES UNDER from Page One HOPE (AM) Sm Printed In OHsit Lions Elect New Officials fftttffttter , violence seafed mere a doaen u.3, cities In the , of Dr, Kfef tin Luthef King assassination, small -Hegfe aftd %hite, tavi trying to make the voice of heard ever the noise of fftfti Kegfo street In Chicago, the Btaekstone Bangers and the Disciples, af* Wged a truce so their 3,000 numbers could work together to jjy to quiet rlo Morn ar eas. -''Huge amounts of material aid "^leod clothing, furniture awl ^ffier supplies- were being Jbttred into stHckert areas from -suburbs and other Chicago "neighborhoods to help those made homeless by fire. Hundreds of offers of homes came from both white and black, .-;, Young Negroes In Minneapolis banded together td patrol the streets after dark. Calling themselves "Citizen Protectors," the youths drive ears with black flags, urging calm and telling euffdsity seekers to fhe Minneapolis urban tidn raised money to buy gas for the (At§ and walkie»taikies for comtnu.HCation, Abbut 260 students from the predominantly Negro Clark Col* . lege in Alabama launched a pro-* • 61,000 troops was apparently the gram called "Operation Re* largest such force ever turned spect." the students distributed Baltimore, 2 in the Detroit area aftd one each ift Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Memphis and talla* hassee, Fla. Relative calm existed today In Chicago, Pittsburgh and Wash* ifigton with heavy troop patrols enforcing the uneasy peace. Arrests' for curfew violations soared in the nation's capital* Hie nationwide deployment of Negro !The Community *V By Ester Hicks '''.Phone PR7-4678 or 4474 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY :.,True prayer never comes weeping home: I am sure that I : shall get either what I ask, pr what I ought to have asked.-Leighton. CALENDAR OF EVENTS .,, The annual Easter sunrise service, sponsored by the Ministerial Alliance wlU be held at Bethel A.M.E. Church at 7 a.m. .The public is invited to attend. : Revival services are in progress at Mt. Pleasant C.M.E. Church, and will continue through this week. Sunrise Easter service will be held at 6:30 Sunday morning. The public is invited to attend. Hope Civic Improvement Association will have a call meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. April 11, at the city park's youth center building. All members and JIB $?P. a ?e totefSSted in civic improvement re present, and on time. H. L. Washington, Pres. EHC MEETS The McCaskill Extension Homemakers Club met In the Cpmmunity Center Wednesday r Ajjril 3rd for the regular meeting. The president, Mrs. Clora B.' Young called the meeting to order. Mrs. Briggs gave the devotion. ^The''thought of the'month was "jpeople who jump to conclusions often frighten the best ones away," The eye opener, "A Nylon Net laundry Bag" was made by Mrs. Jbdle Goff. The lesson was given iw Mrs, A. T, Denharo, "Understanding your fabric's personality." Roll call by the secretary, was answered By six members and Mrs. Denham, "A new fabric you have used and liked." -During the business session, tfie cemetery project was dis- cijssed, Work will begin Wednesday. Poem, Easter Time, was given by the vice president, Mrs. Joe Walker, ;f he meeting closed by repeating' the collect. Refreshments were served, Mrs, Jodie Goff, Reporter. .^OBITUARIES •: Mr, Eli Arnold of Hot Springs, Arkansas, died April 5 in a Hot Springs hospital, :-.Burial was today in Snell cemetery by Hicks Funeral Home, • Mr, Greene Walker died at his home April 4, following a long illness, Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hicks Funeral Home, Inc, 16,000 handbills saying, "If you truly believe In the principle of Dr. King, the greatest homage you can pay him is to refrain from the senseless looting, burn* ing and wholesale vandalism," to New York City, Mayor John V. Lindsay and members of his Urban Task Force toured slum areas, talking to residents, urging them to refrain'from vio* lence. Some 5,000 suburban residents —most of them middle-class whites—rushed to sign up for an April 20 cleanup to cover 50 slum streets In Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn, The Negro Industrial and Economic Union, whose membership includes about 35 well- known athletes in various major cities, urged the sports stars to "move into the streets and ghettoes and try to stem the tide of racial unrest." The union was formed three years ago to encourage Negro business enterprise and provide jobs for Negroes. Monday Was Arkansas Day at Hem/*Fo/r SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP)The Tower of the Americas remained closed Monday at Hem- IsFalr and officials could say only that it would be open sometime later this week. Officials announced Saturday, opening day of the fair, that the tower would open early this week. But Monday they said work left to be done included pavement around the base of the 622-foot HemisFalr theme out for a civil emergency In the United States, Baltimore police . said they had confirmed five" separate sniping incidents Monday night at locations around the heart of the city. No one was hit. It was the first outbreak since the start of burning and looting Sunday, The additional troops raised to 10,000 the military force occupying the city and Lt. Gen. Robert H, York ordered rigid enforcement of a 4 p.m, to 1 a,m, curfew, The number of arrests rose rapidly, passing 3,600 forthedu- ration of the disturbances, Authorities contended the peak had been reached in the violence With Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro saying, "We're over the hump. I'm -encouraged," A state of emergency remained in effect in Wilmington, Del., today after a night of sniping, flrebomblng and looting in a Negro neighborhood. Twelve persons were Injured, one seriously. City police controlled the situation but there were 50 state policemen and 1,200 National Guardsmen standing by to aid them If needed. Minor trouble broke out about noon then erupted full scale at night. In Youngstown some 400 National Guardsmen and police patrolled three sections after a brief flurry of gunfire and fire- bombings that left three men wounded, Including two policemen. The city was under a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew. All bars in Mahoning County were ordered closed for 72 hours beginning at 7 p.m. Monday. Gas stations were also ordered closed. " Cincinnati police said the 2V 2 Tuesday, April 9,1968 Ho Early Cure obituaries for Problems Forecast structure, installation of carpet- nours O j r i 0 ting there occurred ing, adjusting an elevator and general cleaning. Out-of-town HemisFair visitors who held ticket books bought before the fair were allowed to ascend to the observa- tibh deck: Officials decided last week to make the exception. To San Antonians, however, the tower remains closed. Monday was Arkansas Day at the fair and Gov. Wlnthrop Rockefeller was on hand to dedicate his state's pavilion, In his address, the governor said that "Arkansas is on the go, Arkansas Is awake, Arkansas is participating in the growth of our great nation." WAGON TO from Page One for a 2 p.m. public service In the quadrangle of Morehouse College. It was at Morehouse that King earned his bachelor's degree and first shaped his doctrine of peaceful social dissent. Dr Benjamin Mays, retired president of Morehouse and one of King's college Instructors, leads the public service, Afterward the funeral cortege will go by car to the South View Cemetery, five miles from the college, where King will be entombed in a marble mausoleum on a grassy hillside, Other officials among the thousands of mourners in Atlanta today include Sen. Edward M, Kennedy of Massachusetts, Republican presidential candidate Richard M. Nixon, New York Gov, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Sen, Eugene J, McCarthy of Minnesota and Undersecretary- General Ralph Bunche, representing the United Nations, Sen, Robert F. Kennedy, candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, arrived in Atlanta Monday night and visited with Mrs, King before view- 'Mr, Charlie Conway died at his ing.King s body, home, 502 North Hazel Street, Hope, Saturday April 6, Survivors ire? Ms wife, Mrs, Edjia s, Conway; five daughters, Miss LaJuanita S, Conway of Kan* sas City. Missouri; Mrs, Addle 8iU MQWasMwgton, Mrs, Clar* toe Johnson, sad Mrs Lee Ester Henry all of Los Angeles, California, ana Mrs* Thurla P. WWlace of San F weisso, oruia; one son, Harold Conway Cl tue home; one sister, Mrs. Jodie Bryant rf Hop; Wpe bro. &Brs. Messrs, Edjjjjn Conwayof S5KVW Cidyelajidi. Ql4o< Eugene Conway of McNab, and. Tony Con way 0 | MflCflskJlL Arkansas; eighi (•en ftnd several great m, Kennedy and his wife moved past the coffin in the dimly lighted church while an unseen organist played the old spiritual "Nobody Knows the Trouble I See," Mourners kept moving past the glass-covered casket, past tb'e stilled form and back out* side the red brick church called Ebenezer-" which in Hebrew means "stone of help," Across the nation,U.S. flags were at half staff, stock ex- jlosed, sports events banks shut down in many schools m iNt ttUi Ciuwtery, HicJw FUJJ- stopped in tribute services were held toe week- attended a after a rumor spread that a white policeman had shot a Negro woman. PoUce said the woman was killed accidentally by her husband. ,, During the rioting In the Mount Auburn area, Noel Wright, 30, was pulled from his car, beaten and fatally stabbed. His wife, Lois, 28, was beaten by three Negro girls but was not seriously Injured. Five judges heard rioters' cases Into the night at municipal court. Some were sentenced to jail terms or fined up to $500 within a few hours of their arrests. toof/ngs and Fires Slack in Baltimore BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) Fires and lootings diminished today under the steadily tightening grip of more than lO.OOOfed- eralized troops, but an outbreak of sniping added a new worry as Baltimore entered the fourth day of civil disorders. Five separate sniping Incidents were confirmed by police Monday night at locations ringing the heart of the city. No one was hit. It was the first such outbreak since the start of looting and burnings Saturday. The first flare-ups Involving whites and Negroes also came Monday, Two Incidents were quelled by troops without serious results. With crowds ransacking stores and setting fires at a steady pace in predominantly Negro areas throughout the day, authorities brought In an additional 1,900 federal troops, raising to more than 10,000 the military force occupying the city, The reinforcements were from the 197th Infantry Division at Ft, Benning, Ga. With his beefed up forces, Lt, Gen, Robert H. York ordered rigid enforcement of a 4 p.m. to 7 a,m. curfew, The number of arrests climbed rapidly, passing the 3,600 mark for the duration of the rioting. City police said more than 1,700 looting incidents had been reported since Saturday and the number of fires was placed at about 800. Five persons have died in the violence and more than 500 persons, about 40 of them policemen and firemen, have beeu injured. Disorders flared out from the heart of the city during the daylight hours Monday in areas populated mostly by Negroes. The downtown business and shopping district remained unscathed. Despite the violence, author!* ties contended the peak had been reached. — Frank King photos with Star camera Left to right at the Lions Birthday table; Lowell Harris, Bob Morton, Hubert Thrash, Bill Routon and Duffle Booth. President Ralph Harris and District Governor's Plaque L. F. Slatton 121 Survive Crash of Jetliner By GRANV1LLE WATTS Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) - One engine caught fire and fell off and the left wing was in flames. But Capt, Charles Taylor landed the big jetliner and "we must owe our lives to him," said one of the 121 survivors. Five of the 12G persons aboard were killed and 22 Injured in the crash landing Monday at London Airport, Survivors and officials of British Overseas Airways Corp- BGAC- said the skill and courage of the pilot, a New Zealander, prevented a much more serious accident. Two minutes after the Boeing 707 jetliner took off from London for Sydney, Australia, "i looked and saw the side was all In flames," said passenger Bill Deitsch, 27, of Teaaeck, N.J. "I remember thinking, 'We've got a choice. Either he lands the plane or the wing will fall off and we will have had it. 1 " Some of the passengers saw the plane's inner left engine break off and plunge l/itu a water-filled gravel pit southwe.st of London, narrowly missing nearby houses. "The fire was growing all the time, but the pilot brought the aircraft round ami we landed three minutes later," Deitsch said. "It was a beautiful landing. The pilot was brilliant. He really was brilliant." Cloudy, Rain Predicted for Arkansas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cloudy, rainy weather was the rule in Arkansas today and the show«rs are expected to continue in extreme Southeast Arkansas tonight. A few i.hundersliowers were reported In this area tills morn- Ing where up to two inches had fallen Monday night. The showers are expected to end gradually by Wednesday morning and cloudiness should decrease gradually from the west through Wednesday. Slightly cooler temperatures were predicted for tonight, but little cliange was expected in daytime temperatures for the next few Jays. High temperatures Monday ranged from 79 at Clarksvllle to 01 at Warren, Overnight lows ranged from 42 at Calico Itock to 58 at Pine Bluff. Kamfall reported for the 24- hour period ending at 6 a.m. today Included .05 of an Inch at Kl Dorado and Memphis and 2.40 Inches at Portland. L. F. Slatton, supervisor of the adult education, State Department of Education, spoke at Monday's regular noon meeting of the Lions Club at Town & Country. Mr. Slatton Is a former member of the Hope school administration and belonged to the Lions Club while he was here. He transferred to Pine Bluff schools taking over adult training and his experience there led to his present position with the State Department. The key to higher living standards, job opportunities, better understanding and a rich full life is through education, Mr. Slatton, said, and went on to give figures proving this need. Nationwide about 10 percent of the population has not completed or retained 8th grade education levels and Arkansas with 1,786,000 persons had 762,000 of 18 years and over with less than a high school level and 201,000 with less than a 6th grade education. Hempstead County lias 4,455 adults with less than 8th grade training and about 100 in this group enrolled In adult classes. The program was arranged by Calvin Smith. The Hope Club won the District Governor's contest and received a plaque commemorating the victory over other clubs in the district. Newly elected officers include, BUI Cross, president; Paul McClellan, vice-president; Austin Hutson, 2nd vice-president; Harry Cagle, 3rd vice-president; Don Abbott, secretary; PaulRawson, treasurer; Tailtwisters Jim Argo aid Roy Chatham; Lion Tamer, Arthur Wimmell and directors, Don Freel, Howard Hopkins, Bob Morton and Hubert Thrash. Joe Austin Resigns as Cage Coach Joe Austin, basketball coach and junior high principal at Hope for the past two years has announced his resignation effective at the end of the current school year. Austin has accepted the position as junior high principal at De Queen. The Bobcat basketball teams under Austin went 15-11 in 19G7, with a record of 8-1G. Austin said he and his family would move to De Queen In July, James H, Jones, Superintendent of Schools, stated that, "we regret losing the services of Joe Austin, he has done a fine job as principal and basketball coach," Jury Picked But Wasn't Needed By JACK BELL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield forecasts no early Capitol Hill cure for problems reflected by the violence that has wracked the nation in re- Cent days, Mansfield said in an interview he'll push a post-Easter drive to pass legislation aimed at meeting major social problems. But he conceded it Is unlikely to reach the roots of ferment that exploded into violence after the assassination of Dr, Martin Luther King Jr. He listed for early action a so-called "safe streets" bill, a juvenile delinquency measure and legislation to give the Equal Employment Opportunl* ties Commission power to enforce its orders. Mansfield voiced hope the House will act this week on a Senate-passed civil rights bill, which includes an open-housing provision. But beyond that he said he thinks it will be wise to have members of Congress test reaction back home in a week's Easter recess beginning Thursday before acting on any new proposals that may be aimed at the core of discontent in city slums. Mansfield urged his colleagues Monday not to act impetuously in the aftermath of King's murder. He said greater responsibility by individual citizens, rather than new legislation, is "vitally necessary tore- gain our self-respect." Mansfield said President Johnson, in discussions with congressional leaders, had not EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) The state's first petit jury to be chosen entirely at random reported to the El Dorado di' vision of federal District Court Monday but the group's services were not needed. The civil cases set for trial had either been settled or continued and one of the two criml» nal cases scheduled had beeu continued. The defendant in the other one changed his plea from not guilty to guilty. Sixty-five jurors had been chosen but 14 were excused before the reporting date. There were eight Negroes and 17 worn- en among the 51 jurors who reported. Judge Qren Harris said he would use the same group later tliis spring. The jury members were selected from the voter registration lists of the counties In the El Dorado division. outlined any legislative propos als he might make. Mansfield was noncommittal about when the Senate will act on a supplementary money bill from which a Senate-House conference committee deleted $100 million for summer poverty programs. Sen. Jacob K. Javits, R-N.Y., said in a statement he will oppose final approval of the bill unless the funds are restored. The "safe streets" bill would provide for federal grants to improve state cand local police forces, curb handgun sales, authorize wiretapping by law en: forcement officers under court orders and remove Supreme Court restrictions on police questioning of criminal suspects. A Senate Labor subcommittee lias approved legislation authorizing a $250 million outlay over the next four years to revive a program of prevention and rehabilitation among juvenile delinquents. The administration has been unable to pry out of the Labor Committee a measure to give the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission power to enforce its orders against job discrimination. Business leaders have contended this would put the federal government In a position to tell them who to hire. Although national labor leaders support the measure, many individual unions oppose it on the ground it would open their membership rolls to persons they regard as unqualified. Congress More Receptive to a Tax Hike By JOSEPH R, COYNE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - National and world conditions seem to be creating a more favorable atmosphere In Congress for a tax Increase. The economy, the Vietnam war, the balance-of-paymonts deficit and the gold crisis have already been cited by government experts to back their appeal for adoption of the 10 per cent tax surcharge. Now, racial violence has swept American cities and is ex- pecfed to produce a new presidential call for help to the Negro slums. This could increase pressure for higher taxes, at least indirectly. There has been speculation that to pay for slum programs, President Johnson could ask for a surcharge In excess of the 10 per cent he requested last Au» gus,t, but government sources $ee little chance of this. The administration, however, has already said that conditions before the racial violence required a tax increase of at least 10 per cent. Officials said the violence Is likely to nave a greater direct Impact on congressional efforts to cut spending In programs af- fectlug the Negro. In submitting his budget to MRS. HENRY CORNELIUS Funeral services for Mrs, Henry Cornelius, 86, long* time resident of Hempstead coun* ty who died Monday, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Herndon Funeral Homo Chapel by the Rev, Mr. Burks. Burial will be In Rose Hill Cemetery by Herndon Funeral Home. A native of Paintsville, Ky., she was a member of the Christian Church, Surviving are a son, Jack Cornelius of Hope; a grandson, Jam os Cornelius of Hope; a granddaughter, Jackalene Davis of Shreveport, several nieces and nephews. R. MURPHY WILSON R. Murphy Wilson, aged 65, of Houston, Tex,, died Monday afternoon in a Houston Hospital. He was the son of the late Mr.& Mrs. Cobb Wilson of Columbus, Ark. He was District Manager of Standard Brands, Inc., Houston District, at the time of his death. The funeral will be Wednesday morning April 10, at 10:30 O'clock at St, Anne's Catholic Church. Survivors Include his widow, Mrs. Mary Martin Wilson, one daughter, Mrs. Susan W. Ragland, and one Grandson. AUTREY G. SMEAD Autrey G. Smead, aged 62, of Ozan died Monday at his home. He was born in Hempstead Co. and had been a lifetime resident and had been a lifetime resident. He was a retired grocer and a veteran of World War H and a member of the Ozan Baptist Church. Survivors Include a wife, Mrs. Dora Lingo Smead, Ozan; one son, Billy Wakefleld, Oklahoma City, Okla.; one daughter, Mrs. Ray Venable, Oklahoma City, four brothers, Troy Smead, Texarkana, Tex.; Mack Smead, Santa Cruz, Calif.; Lawrence Smead, Fresno, Calif.; Earnest Jackson, Hope; one sister, Mrs. Luke Thompson, Puxico, Mo. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, at the Lat- Imer Funeral Chapel in Nashville. The officiating ministers will be Dr. R. A. Coppenger and Rev. Joe Jones. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetary at Ozan by the Latlmer Funeral Services. STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Dr. Ralph H. Lutz, 81, director of the Hoover ta§Hti$fln qn War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University from 1920 to 1944, died Monday. Lutz, one of the historical experts who helped Herbert Hoover set up the Institution, was a leading authority on German history. SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) Brig. Gen. Roswell Winans, 80, who as a Marine Corps fir sergeant won the Medal of Honor in a 1916 Dominican Republic campaign, died Saturday night. Winans retired In 1946. Congress last January, President Johnson singled out six selected areas for spending Increases—manpower training, mrxlel cities, programs to control the rising crime rate, family planning and health care for mothers and Infants, air and water pollution control, and education. Somn key members of Congress have suggested holding spending in the next fiscal year to the current level, thus negating any Increase in these programs. This weekend's racial violence was only the latest In a series of events dating back to last November which the administration regards as pointing to the need for higher taxes In the administration's thinking. The chain began with devaluation of the British pound on Nov. 18 and the subsequent gold crises, climaxed In mid-March by a ban on sales of gold to speculators from government supplies and the end of the London gold pool. In between, the administration sandwiched its program to reduce the flow of dollars tooth- er countries by $3 billion this year. The core of this balance of payments program is the 10 per cent tax surcharge. In announcing a moderate Increase In troop strength In VleU nam just over a week ago, President Johnson made another Impassioned plea for the sur* charge. Although the immediate lm« pact of the racial violence Is expected to come in low-cost programs such as civil rights and open-housing legislation, the long-run measures will cost money and lots of It. Varying Winds The wind system of the world varies dramatically. A breeze may blow gently we$t- ward at ground level while the jet stream, 31,000 feet overhead, races eastward at 300 miles an hour.

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