Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 9, 1968 · Page 8
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 9, 1968
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Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor AleiH.Wishbum With Oth«r Editors Time.... T hose young students who con* tinue to disrupt the daily routine of their colleges are wasting their most valuable asset, time. They can accomplish their same ends through another channel, that of obtaining the best possible education in the shortest possible time, then go out in the world to help with the problems they feel so burning today, There will come the time when the majority will get completely fed up with these minority student groups and will not only demand, but get, their dismissal from the schools. These demonstrations certainly don't endear the perpetrators to those trying their level best to help with today's many problems. Those trying to help know that it will be a long, long road, but are prepared to' take the time to carefully work out details in an orderly fashion, which eventually conserves time and effort. If these student disruptions continue, these students involved will soon find those they want help from will back away from them. And we've never seen a mob accomplish anything good. - Winter Haven (Fla.) Daily News-Chief The Favorites As a leap-year note, the U.S. Census Bureau offers the intelligence that the girls have done quite well in getting their men. The bureau's latest count, made in 1967 but just released, shows the United States had 1.7 million fewer single women than single men 20 years of age or older. This means only 9 per cent of the women had never married. Yet 13 per cent of the men escaped— and the bureau did not count bachelors living on military posts. With the odds already in their favor, it seems as if the girls didn't need that extra day. - Shreveport (La.) Journal Alternatives President Johnson says that within 10 years 40 million more people will be living in our cities, already overcrowded, burdened with taxes and suffering from moral and economic decay. They will, if we keep on building high rise apartments for them, subsidizing their rents and guaranteeing their incomes. But wouldn't it be better to start new communities out in the country, build family size houses which could be purchased at small monthly rates, provide tax incentives to industries to locate factories there, and give people trapped by poverty in the big cities an opportunity to work and become independent? - Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel Outdoor Early Service of Bell's Chapel Sunrise Easter Services outdoors will be held at G a.m. Sunday on the lawn of Bell's Chapel Nazarene Church, two miles east of Blevins on Highway 24. Churches taking part in the community program include Bell's Chapel, Mirlbrooke Baptist, Blevins Methodist and Sweet Home Church. Colleges to Suspend in Tribute LITTLE ROCK (AP) - At least five of Arkansas' colleges and universities will suspend classes today in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who will be buried today. Little Rock University, Phj.- lander Smith College and Shorter College, all located at Little Rock, have dismissed classes for the entire day. Dr. David W. Mullins, president of the University of Ar» Kansas, said Monday there would be no classes at the institution until noon today. Mullins also said that students deeply disturbed by King's assassination and burial would not be penalized for missing classes tills afternoon. Arkansas Baptist College at LJUle Hock will not hold classes until 1:30 this afternoon. The tragedy of Man: He starts off with a Country - and winds up with a Government! Star Printed by Offset SobseTlteM! yVL 1 '." - I 1$ ftfort or n spat, and i etrrier win pipe*. VOL69-Ho.151-8Pjgcs Star of Hope, 1899, Press 192? Consolidated January 18, 1929 HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, APRIL 9,1968 Member: Associated Press & Audit Bureau of Cifeuldflofts Av. Net Circulation 6 mos. ending Sept. 30, Id61 — 3,218 Cities Under Protection of Troops By BOB MONROE Associated Press Writer Some 61,000 National Guardsmen and Army troops were deployed in the nation's trouble- wracked cities today to curb the spasms of violence that have shaken the urban centers since the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. An additional 1,900 federal troops dispatched to Baltimore Monday helped hold a steadily tightening grip on the city today. Fires and looting diminished but an outbreak of sniping added new worry. Ohio Gov. James A. Rhodes sent some 1,800 guardsmen to Cincinnati and Youngstown as the two cities were added to the growing list of areas hit by racial turmoil. In Cincinnati a white college teacher was dragged from his car and stabbed to death Monday night at the height of rioting in several Negro sections of the city. The death brought to 28 the number of known dead in five days of rioting in dozens of cities. All but four of the dead were Negroes. More than 1,600 have been injured and more than 10,000 arrested. The death toll included 11 in Chicago, 6 in Washington, 5 in See CITIES UNDER on Page Eight Hemp. Clerk Gets Ruling on Registration LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The attorney general's office Monday informed Hempstead County Clerk Pat McCain that Arkansas residents working outside the state with the U.S. Civil Service must register in their home counties to be eligible to vote. Deputy Atty. Gen. Thomas A. Glaze wrote the opinion. Glaze said members of the armed forces and their spouses are the only persons exempted from registering under the Voter Registration law. The attorney general's office said, in other opinions: — A public school director who owns no property in his school district is ineligible to serve and subject to ouster. — Arkansas' new highway safety law requires motorcycles or similar vehicles operating on public roads to have their headlights on in the daytime as well as at night. — Candidates for municipal offices are not required to file corrupt practice pledges to qualify for office. Engineering Blunder Denied But Landslides Delay 1-30 Stretch By ED SHEARER Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Officials of the Arkansas Highway Department and the U.S. Bu« reau of Public Roads denied Monday that any "monumental engineering blunder" had occurred on the construction of Interstate 30 near Malvern, The denial came after Alex Washburn, publisher of the Hope Star, wrote in his Daily Bread column that he bad received rumors that construction of the road along the Ouachita River bank was being delayed because of erosion damage. Washburn wrote that he was not in the habit of reporting Wagon to Carry Body of Dr. King By DON McKEE Associated Press Writer ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) - A farm wagon drawn by two Georgia mules carries the body of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through Atlanta streets today as part of funeral services for the slain civil rights leader. King, apostle of nonviolence through a decade of discontent, planned to send mule trains to Washington during a demonstration this spring to dramatize his demands for jobs or income for the poor. "We agreed nothing would be more symbolic than this for his last ride," said Dr. William Rutherford, executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference which King headed. Dignitaries led by Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, representing President Lyndon Johnson, were on the mourners list for the funeral rites at the Ebenezer Baptist Church where King was co-pastor with his father. Mrs. John F. Kennedy was among the 1,300 invited to the services led by King's associate and SCLC successor, the Rev. Ralph Abernathy, and the Rev. William Holmes Borders. The number was limited to the church seating capacity. The 10:30 a.m. funeral service for the 39-year-old Nobel Peace Prize recipient who was killed by a sniper Thursday night in Memphis Tenn., is brief—at Mrs. King's request. After the service, thousands of mourners planned to march through the streets In procession behind the muleKlrawa wagon containing King's body See WAGON TO on Page Eight Miniskirt Arrival Has Turned Girl Watching Into a Very Fine Art broods in disap- By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - Girl watching lias always been a major industry in the American business office, but the arrival of the miniskirt turned it into a fine art. You can tell a person's character—or lack of it—by the way he gazes at the damns that pass his desk during what Is referred to, sometimes laughingly, as the work day. Sometimes he will demonstrate more real acting skill than goes into the winning of the average Motion Picture Academy Award. If you look around your own office, you may note some of the following familiar types of miniskirt viewers: THE GLUTTON- This guy ogles any femme that moves- young or old, tall or short, fat or slim. "Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy," he keeps gurgling. His day would be made if even Lassie sauntered by in a miniskirt. HAM LET-To look or not to look, that is the question with the old-maidish office bachelor. He knows he wants to but thinks he shouldn't. By the time he settles this soul-searing issue by taking a look, the girl is just disappearing through the door. For the next hour and a half lie sits and silently pointment. THE CONNOISSEUR-."! can't be bothered with run-of- the-mill views," he says, He refuses to become interested unless the girl meets his exact specifications—blonde, aged between 19 and 24, wearing pale violet fishnet hose and a mini* skirt at least seven or more inches above her kneecap. Then he closes one eye, puts a magni* fying monocle in the other eye, and nods in calm artistic ap» proval. THE OLD,TIMER-"Too much is too much," he remarks reminiscently, "These miniskirts have turned the office into a public beach. It was more fun iii the old days when the girls left more to a fellow's im» agination. THE BORN LOSER-Joe is near-sighted. "Boy, here comes a real beauty," whispers thefel- low at the next desk. "Where? Where? Where?" asks Joe desperately. By the time he switches to the right pair of glasses and focuses in, the girl has turned a corner and gone. THE PEEKER-Roscoe pre- See MINISKIFT on Page Two rumors but that "the long delay on the Malvern-Arkadelphia road makes us suspect the rum» or is true." Washburn said he wanted publication of the rumor to serve a useful purpose by forcing authorities to make a public statement on wliether there had been river damage to the road bed. He wrote that there had been and implication that, if true, "someone had made a monumental engineering blunder," However, Rex Leathers, director of the state office of the Bureau of Public Roads, and John Pendergrass, chief engineer of the state Highway Department, denied it. Leathers said there had been some slowdown in the construction process along the river bank south of Malvern because of a landslide last fall. "It caused some delay," Leather said. "The grading contract had been completed in that area when the slide occurred," he added. The road bed had been built up and was about ready for paving, he said. Leathers said highway officials determined after the slide that it would be "good, common engineering practice to correct a slide of this type"; See ENGINEERING on P? r "* > rri ^ >v% £>« ,1 Sanitation Fees Called Inadequate Hope Sanitarian, Jewel May, has'jttst completed a tour of sev-' eral Arkansas cities to study their trash and garbage disposal methods and charges. The City Board of Directors recently asked for a complete review of Hope's Sanitation Program to determine what steps would be necessary to make the service pay its own way. The study revealed that it costs $50.00 a month to handle the trash from some locations that are now being charged $15.00 per month. Mr. May in reviewing other cities, found that the large supermarkets in other communities were payingfrom $50.00 to $80.00 per month for daily trash and garbage removal service, which is more than three times the present charges in Hope. The City of Hope's charges reveal that the daily collection service furnished to all businesses was being carried on at a terrific loss. The Sanitation Department has worked up a schedule of rates designed to cover the actual cost of handling the trash and refuse from commercial establishments, A study of other cities shows that residential trash collection varied from $1.25 per residence for once-a-week pickup to $3.00 for a twice-a-week service. The Sanitation Department says that twice a week pickup is necessary to control fly breeding, Hope's health charges also cover all fly and mosquito work where a number of other cities levy special charges during the summer to carry on this kind of work, The Board of Directors are studying this report. It was pointed out that when the present rates were established there was not a regular pickup in the residential area and no attempt was made to dispose of the trash at the dump ground. It is now being buried in a sanitary land fill, Machinery costs and labor are also much higher and the present rates will not sustain a good sanitation program, The State Health Department says Hope is operating one of the best sanitation programs in the State of Arkansas, and by far the best of any town the size of Hope, Ritchi* Filet for Re-election LITTLE ROCK (AP)- B. M. Ritchie, 67, of Hampton filed for the Arkansas House Monday on the Democratic ticket. Ritchie, a former Calhoun County Sheriff, is seeking Pos, 3 in District 41 which is currently held by Rep, Robert L, Goodwin, The district includes Union and Calhoun counties. Officials Discuss Peace Plans By FRANK CORMIER Associated Press Writer THURMONT, Md, (AP) President Johnson said today the United States is In touch with North Vietnam about alternative sites which could be con* venient to both sides for prelim* inary peace talks. "We are In agreement with our allies," Johnson added, "and are prepared for ambassadorial contacts just as soon as arrangements can be completed." Johnson spoke to newsmen briefly after a breakfast conference with Ellsworth Bunker, U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam, and other senior advisers at Camp David near this town of 3,000 persons. Johnson disclosed Monday an official response from Hanoi to his bid for direct contacts to get talks going between the opposing sides in the Vietnam war. The United States originally proposed Geneva as the place for U.S. and North Vietnamese envoys to get together, while North Vietnam Deposed Phom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Johnson did not disclose wliat alternative places the United States had suggested to the Hanoi In the new U.S. exchange with North Vietnam. Bunker, who arrived this •jo riling at Andrews Air Force Jase, Mi., outside the nation's capital, flew by helicopter to the camp. He was accompanied by Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Secretary of Defense Clark M. Clifford, and Gen. Earle G. Wheeler, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, In announcing the meeting Monday, Johnson disclosed the receipt of a formal reply-from Hanoi to his expressed willingness to undertake preliminary diplomatic contacts with representatives of that Communist regime. "We shall be trying," he said, "to work out promptly a time and a place for talks." By talks, Johnson did not mean a full-scale peace parley. Hanoi thus far has signaled that its initial interest is in gaining a promise that the United States will halt unconditionally all bombing of North Vietnam "and all other acts of war" against that country. Supt. Jones Gets a Hew Contract The Board of Education of Hope School District 1-A renewed the contract of Superintendent James H. Jones for a three (3) year term effective July 1,1968, in a regular meeting on Monday, April 8. Mr, Jones has been connected with the Hope Schools for the past thirty five years, the past twenty- six years as Superintendent of Schools. Hopes All of Leaders Work Together LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Right Rev. Robert . Brown, Episcopal Bishop of Arkansas, said Monday that he hoped the white leadership in the state would work with the Negro leadership in Arkansas rather than for the Negro community. Brown said he hoped the memorial services for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., would move white and Negro leaders to work together to accomplish King's goals, "It is to be hoped, further, that our white leadership will not enter into these meetings with the spirit of doing something to the Negro comm unity or for the Negro community, but rather that they will meet to do something with the Negro leadership ..." he said. "Surely this typo of white and Negro communication and cooperation is the best way of me? moralising the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr.," Brown said. U.S., Cong at Croft Purposes in Different Approaches to Talks By JOHN M. HlGHTOWER AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) - On the basis of their public positions the United States and North Vietnam are working at cross purposes in their different approaches to Vietnam peace talks. North Vietnam wants preliminary discussions on when President Johnson will end the rest of the bombing of its territory, Before ending the rest of the bombing, however, Johnson wants to know whether North Vietnam will level off its heavy infiltration of men and supplies into South Vietnam. Without some assurance on this point, administration officials say, Johnson would consider it militarily dangerous to stop the limited bombing of the North still permitted under his March 31 order. Thus the prospects for successful peace talks are regarded in Washington as essentially discouraging at the moment despite the speed of diplomatic developments between Washington and Hanoi during the last 10 days. But public positions can be changed in private bargaining, and some officials believe an accommodation on the bombing issue may be possible. North Vietnam's position was made official in its reply Monday to a U.S. message of April 3 notifying Hanoi that Johnson was prepared to establish contact with representatives of North Vietnam. Johnson plans to send Ambassador-at-Large W. Averell Harriman to handle the first phase of preliminary discussions on how to get full-scale peace talks started. The date and place for these discussions have not been agreed upon. The United States had suggested Geneva; North Vietnam proposed Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where the United States does not have an embassy. Rangoon, Burma, is considered a possible compromise but neither of the other sites has been finally ruled out. The U.S. reply to the message from Hanoi, which the White House annnounced Monday, is expected to be sent in the immediate future. Present indications are that the reply will deal primarily with a date and place for Harrlman and the North Vietnamese representative to meet, rather than with the issues to be discussed.. The North Vietnamese message was not made public. 26,580 Now at Jonesboro 'JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) The city of Jonesboro was notified Monday that a special census taken several weeks ago revealed that the city had 26,580 residents. AP News Digest KING-RACIAL A mule-drawn wagon carries the body of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In a procession through Atlanta streets today. Thousands gather for the civil rights leader's funeral, Mrs. King, accompanied by her four children, leads a silent march In Memphis and pleads for a "peaceful society." Many closings and some pauses in normal activities have been arranged in honor of Dr. King. Disorders continue in Balti- War in Lull Amid Peace Maneuvers ~ By ROBERT TURKMAN ~Associated Press Writer r SAIGON (AP) - The U.S.. Command .today announced thfr end of five Allied operations iit the provinces around saigoti and said 3,336 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese were killed* Meanwhile, the war slipped info another of its period lulls amid peace maneuvers by Washington and Hanoi. The Communist command may be regrouping and refitting its troops or waiting to see what comes of the peace moves. But senior U.S. officers said they more. Cincinnati and Youngs- sa W no s lgns that the erieri* town, Ohio, and Wilmington, - * • " " Del., join the cities struck by racial violence. Groups of Negroes and whites have been trying to restore calm in violence-ridden areas. House backers of a civil rights-open housing bill passed by the Senate say the measure may be sent to President Johnson this week. Senate Democratic leader Minsfield sees no early legislative cure for problems involved in the urban violence. VIETNAM President Johnson Is at his Camp David mountain retreat for talks with top advisers on diplomatic maneuvering aimed at eventual peace talks on Vietnam. On the basis of tneir public positions, the U^. and North Vietnam are working at cross purposes in their approaches to peace talks. The biggest allied operation of the Vietnam war ends with 2,658 Viet Cong reported killed. Most of the enemy force threatening Saigon apparently pulled back. ^INTERNATIONAL" ::•""" Survivors pay tribute to the skill of a pilot who landed a flaming British airliner. Five of 126 aboard are killed. Sunrise Service on Easter The Thirty-Second Annual Sunrise Easter Service, which is a Laymen - Ministerial Alliance project, will be heldinHammons Stadium, this Sunday, April 14, 6:30 a.m. In the event of inclement weather, however, the service will be held in Unity Baptist Church, 5th & Hervey Streets. Tune in Radio Station KXAR, 6 a.m. for definite announcement. Mr. LaGrone Williams is this year's General Chairman, and the Reverend Gerald Trussell, Minister of the First Baptist Church, will deliver the Easter message. Other laymen and ministers will participate in the service. The public is cordially vited to attend. In- All Around Town By The Star Staff Linda Arnold of Washington was one of 11 members of the advanced biology class taught by Miss Ava Lee Cox at Southern State College who went on a field trip to Saratoga, Washington and Lake Greeson recently, . , the students were hunting invertebrate fossils and found some fine ones from the cretaceous period which will be added to the col the College. . , she is a first year student at the two-year liberal and fine arts college for women, . , located in Metropolitan St. Louis, Mo., Monticello is one of the oldest colleges for women in the country, Bill Aldridge, son of Mrs, Helen Aldridge of Hope, and Ms , .. ..... ... w *fe, are currently practice lege collection. , . Mrs. Arnold teaching in the Hot Springs school is the daughter of Mr, and Mrs, system, , ,he is PE director at T, A, Husley of Washington, ,, she is a Hope High School graduate and is an education major at Southern State where she is a member of the Student NEA.., she is the wife of Michael L, Arnold of Texarkana, Central High School and she is teaching biology. Otto B. Potter, freshman agri- Miss Rosalie Arnett, a nursa who is formerly of Hope, was in» jured in a fall at her Los An» geles, Calif,, apartment last week, . , after learning that her back was broken, she asked to ges test Future Farmers of America, serving as secretary of the or' ganization last year, Miss Marjorie Royston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Grandison Royston Jr. of Hope was among the members of the Monticello College Choir, Godfrey, HI,, presenting a contata in a spec* ial Maundy Thursday Service at tal, where her sister, Miss Frankie Arnett, is the wiesthe* tist, Maj, John Amos, who is wttfe fee Array Chemical Corps, his been transferred from Ft, Lee, Va., to Washington, p f c, f His wife and 3 chii<jr«n hjve. joined aini there, , § He is tue command was de-escalating, These officers said the termination of the five Allied operations also did not necessarily mean a de-escalation by the allies. "From time to time we close ' out and begin new operations," one senior officer on Gen. Wife liam C. Westmoreland's staff said. .... In the five operations, some of them begun last year and others launched as recently as a month ago, 183 Americans were killed and 1,358 wounded, the U.S. Command said, while South Vietnamese, Australian and Thai troops suffered light casualties. :...' Among the operations was the biggest Allied offensive of the war—Quyet Thang, or Resolved to Win, in which some 50,000 U.S. and South Vietnamese troops combed the jungles and villages in five provinces around Saigon to prevent a renewal of .the Tet offensive against the capital. The operation accomplished that, but, most of toe, more than '13;D00'ViefC&ng an* Ndrth"Vfe£ - namese troops that had been reported in the area eluded ^ the- searching force. U.S. headquarters said 2,658 enemy were killed in the month-long operation and 994 weapons were captured. Reported Allied casualties were 105 Americans and 193 South Vietnamese killed, and 922 Americans and 472 South Vietnamese wounded. Parents Are Asked to Yerger Meet All parents of Junior and Sen- for high school students are asked to attend a meeting Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Yerger High School. A representative from A.M.&N. College, Pine Bluff; Philander Smith College, Little Rock will be here to explain various types of student financial aid including loans, grants, scholarships and work scholarships that are available to students desiring to attend college. Parents should come out and get this information, Principal. Will v. Rutherford urged, ^ II Million ? Is Called | Inadequate I HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) Or, F, Darl Qstrander of Am Arbor, Mich,, president of the American Dental Association, said Monday that President Johnson's request for $1 rottlfcw for the pilot project of a na» tional dental health program for children is "woefully quate," Cstrander made the raents at % meeting of the kansas Dentil Association. Qstraader said the $1 million the president requested |n tfo$ budget tie submitted to Con. gress this year woufc) aid ooli about 10,000 of the nation's }1 miliioo •--•••indigent AP41 Mans a fubf teflon a» of Mr, Amos of Hop, and Q W| UTTLE sis Power to build s miles of Public Service

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