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*' 1-4 The tragedy of Man; He starts off with a Country - and winds up with a Government! Our Daily Bread Hope Printed by Offsrt MWwlteMi JrjwiB to Stiurdty teteit or If and t ettf ter will feltof yw Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Omen of Spring; We Draw a Reply on Interstate 30 VOL. 69-N0.152-* 10 Pages Star of Hope, 1899, Pt ess 1927 Consolidated January 18, 1929 HOPE, ARKANSAS; mmw, APRIL 10, Members Associated Press & Audit Blif 6a« of Circulations Av, Net Circulation 6 mos. ending Sept, 30,1961 -3,2'JI wict to* W! lildlife reacts to Spring more violently than our domestic creatures — something I found out yesterday while checking the buds on young trees in the "back 40" behind my house. I have a mated pair of Canadian Honkers that are inseparable — but yesterday only the gander was in view, and he was putting on an odd-ball act. The minute he spotted me he lowered his neck like a vacuum- cleaner hose, virtually scoured the ground with it, and jerked his head back and forth uttering the Canada Goose's musical bleat. I took it for a tentative declaration of war — and my diagnosis was correct, Beyond him I spotted Ms mate hunkered down in the spot of roughage which is pre Passage of Rights Bill Is Likely By JOHN BECKLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the House Rules ivui B v*,. ia.iou.5 v..^ ..u,v*»»~» Committee, a Mississippi Demo- death toll for the period to 34. Racial Violence Hits Cities Over Nation, 34 Persons Are Killed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Racial violence struck in ma« jor American cities for the sixth consecutive night since the as* sasstnation of Dr, Martin Luther King Jr., raising the national crat opposed to the civil rights bill, says enactment of the measure would be a direct result of Dr. Martin Luther King's slaying. The House is to vote today on the bill— which includes a provision to ban discrimination in the sale or rental of about 80 per cent of the nation's housing— and most predictions are it will win passage and be sent to President Johnson for signing. "I am confident that on Thursday before Dr. Martin Lu- served for the Mallards and ther King was assassinated, the geese in the hatching period. I tried to bypass him and go to ward the nest, but he broke into a run, got ahead of me, blocked the way — and I turned back without dis- administration and ship did not have said Chairman William M. Colmer after the bill was cleared in the committee on a 9 to 6 covering how many eggs were in vote and sent to the floor, his mate's nest. c ° lmer 4 s ? , to ? newsmen Historically this is important. Tuesday he thinks the measure * .. _..^.,1Ji« «J-nn rl l-irt ttr\ rff\nft T/\ Two seasons ago there were 18 eggs apparently laid jointly by the Canadian and white domestic geese, and 22 eggs last season— and I never got a gosling. The Canadian and domestic hens took turns hatching, but in both seasons the bossy domestic hen, "Mrs. Grundy," eventually took charge — and botched the job. Her mate, "General deGaulle," stood guard valiantly, but that didn't help either. So this year I resolved to farm out the white domestic pair to some friends during the hatching season and give the Canadian pair a fair chance. The time has arrived, I discovered yesterday. Our "rumor" item in this column Monday about river damage to the unpaved roadway on Interstate 30's approach to the Ouachita River bridge between Malvern and Arkadelphia was confirmed yesterday by U.S. Bureau of Public Roads and State Highway Department statements from Little Rock. Officials disclaimed our phrase on a suspected "engineering error" but the essential facts were admitted. There was a landslide last fall where the road's approach borders the river, this Spring the construction men are still battling it, and a six-mile All but five were Negroes. While some of the worst hit cities cooled to the point w ere curfews were relaxed and pa* Tributes to King Rarely Matched By DON MCKEE Associated Press Writer ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) - Unl- the leader- formed ^ lice stood watch today the votes, at the tomb o£ Dri Martin Luther King Jr., the slain civil rights leader whose funeral brought outpourings of mourners and tributes rarely matched in the nation's history. Mourners trickled into South View Cemetery for a look at the crypt even after darkness fell Tuesday. Inscribed on the Georgia marble are the words of an old slave song often quoted by King: "Free at Last, Free at Last; Thank God Almighty, I'm Free at Last." A police official said the guards were posted as a precaution, and there had been no hint last Thursday that the legisla- of attemp t s to molest the grave. tion would be enacted in its King> 39) was kined by a sn j. present form. per ^ Memphis, Tenn. He had Only one hour has been allot- re t ur ned for another march of ted for debate before the voting s t r iki ng garbage workers after begins. But with many delaying an earl i er m arch erupted into devices available to opponents, r j 0 tin g< His followers called Tuesday would instead have gone to a House-Senate conference committee charged with working out a compromise—particularly on the controversial open-housing provision. Colmer called it "legislating under the gun" to consider the bill so soon after King's slaying. But the bill's supporters were predicting before King's death trols decreased, fresh outbreaks hit Tuesday in Trenton, N.J., Jacksonville, Fla,, and Kansas City. Each city reported one death, Firemen in New York City battled 25 fires which broke ottt almost simultaneously in a racially mixed Brooklyn slum which has twice been the scene of disturbances since King's murder in Memphis last Thursday. In Newark firefighters responded to six major fires and 75 minor ones in the first incidents of arson reported in the heavily Negro Central Ward since last summer's riots. But many Negroes helped firemen to carry hoses and authorities sent sound trucks through the streets broadcasting recordings of King's "I have a dream" speech. Meanwhile calm generally prevailed in the stricken neighborhoods of Chicago and Pittsburgh and officials in Washington and Baltimore expressed cautious optimism that violence in their cities may have run its course. In Kansas City one Negro was killed, at least 35 persons injured and more than 175 arrested in a night of shooting, burning and looting that followed in the wake of a memorial march for King. Some 2,200 National Guards- Troops Fan Out in Allied Offensive Political Campaign to Cain Momentum After Lull Due to Slaying WASHINGTON (AP) - The 1968 political campaign- at a virtual standstill since the as* sassination of Dr. Martin Luther King and the violence it touched off— regained momentum today. Sens. Robert F. Kennedy, D« Prospects for Peace Talks Cloudy By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - More than 100,000 troops of five nations fanned out today over the Sal- _ _^ gon area and 11 provinces N,£,"~and""Eugene 'j, McCarthy, around the capital in the biggest D-Mtan,, the only announced allied offensive of the war, Only Democratic presidential candi- light, scattered action was re- dates, planned campaigning in ported, and a general lull in the ground fighting in Vietnam continued for the second day, The U.S. Command announced that the big new sweep around the capital. Operation Toa Thang, or Complete Victory, began Monday. Its objective is the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops who got away from the 50,000 American and South Vietnamese troops in Operation Quyet Thang, or Resolved to Win. U.S. headquarters announced Tuesday that Quyet Thang, a sweep of five provinces around Saigon, had ended with 2,658 enemy killed. But when it began early in March, a force of 13,000 Viet Cong and units of two North Vietnamese regiments were reported maneuvering around the capital, possibly for a renewal of the Tot offensive against the city. UJS. spokesmen explained that Quyet Thang and all other allied operations in the 3rd Corps area terminated Sunday, Indiana and Nebraska, respec* tively. Vice President Hubert H* Humphrey, reported ready to enter the Democratic race after Easter, was a likely candidate to throw out the first ball at the Washington Senators American League baseball season opener against the Minnesota Twins. Republican Richard M. Nixon was the only announced presidential candidate with no cam* paign plans for the day. New York Gov, Nelson A. Rockefeller-citing "crisis and confusion probably Without parallel in our history"—mean* while announced he is readying major position statements on national and international issues. All five of the political figures among national leaders attended King's funeral By FRANK CORMIER Associated Press Writer THURMONT, Md. (AP) Prospects for peace in Vietnam were appeared cloudy as ever as who President Johnson wrapped up Tuesday in Atlanta, marathon war-and-peace strate- Rockefeller said March 21 gy talks at the Camp David when he declared he was not a mountain retreat. presidential candidate that he Although Johnson announced would speak out on the issues Tuesday he had dispatched a and try to influence his party's second formal message to Ha- platform and philosophies, noi, he said nothing and merely shook his head negatively when asked at nightfall if there had been any subsequent developments. No administration comment was immediately available on word reaching the United States he early today that North Vietnam and state polic but the com- oined force of 3,300 did not control the outbursts until after midnight. gan Toan Thang on Monday. Brig. Gen. Winant Sidle, chief See TROOPS FAN On (Page Two) it could be late today before the issue is settled. Provisions in the bill, particu- tney larly the open-housing section, ^j^y for the nation to look at itself v anew as d at the final rites to out his crusade against have been the subject to talk for raclsm> poverty and injustice. nearly two years in either the House or Senate. In 1966 the House passed an open-housing bill but the Senate refused to take it up. Two other sections of the bill, one designed to protect civil- rights workers and the other to make inciting a riot a federal crime, passed the House last year. Calls Meet off Commission LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Bob gap remains~to be paved- mean- Evans, director of the state ing that opening of the Malvern- Publicity and Parks Commis- Arkadelphla section of Interstate sion, has called a special meet- 30 is a full year away. ing of the commission for Sat- Which contrasts with published urday at 9 a.m. at the Capitol, statements only a few months ago Evans gave no reasons for the that the road would be opened be- meeting, fore this Summer —justifying your newspaper in asking that someone correct the public record. And this has been done, bad as the news is. Your editor doesn't claim to be qualified to judge highway engineering, but any citizen can measure the difference Ijetween promise and performance in public works. As the wit put it, you don't have to be a hen to be a judge of omelets. Just for the record I am goiug to forecast future trouble on the low-level dump which carries Interstate 30 across Red River bottoms west of Fulton, which dump is considerably below the level of U.S. 67 that runs parallel. Let us see to it that we do not dishonor his name by trying to solve our problems through rioting in the streets," urged Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, retired president of Morehouse College, King's alma mater, where outdoor services were held. "But let us see to it also that the conditions that cause riots are promptly removed," said Mays. "Let black and white alike search their hearts; and if there be any prejudice in our hearts against any racial or ethnic group, let us exterminate it." Special Gifts Only $1 Million Front Citizens Debt Hits £61 BillSon be held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The U.S. government has been strongly opposed to that site since it no longer has diplomatic relations with Cambodia, a circumstance that could cause communications and logistics problems. The chief executive, spending 3^ He also said then that See POLITICAL On (Page Eight) AP News Digest WHO GOT THE MONEY? Why has $50 million infederal funds helped only a fraction of Detroit's poor? Investigators are searching the records of the city's antipoverty agency. RACIAL-KING Fires and looting occur in Kansas City despite a curfew. Outbreaks of racial violence hit Trenton, N.J., and Jacksonville, Fla. The national death toll is By JOSEPH R.COYNE '" Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) ••— The federal government's special gift fund to help reduce the national debt has collected its first $1 million from the citizenry after almost seven years of operation. But it hardly kept pace with the ever-swelling debt—now about $61 billion larger than it was when the special fund was set up by law on June 27, 1961. Treasury officials said Tuesday they had collected a second night "at Camp David, pianneu a- mBrning •• return;.- .by helicopter, to the White House today to greet Chancellor Josef Klaus of Austria. While millions of Americans place to account for gifts received by the Treasury for debt retirement. Gifts have ranged from less watched and listened Tuesday than $1 to many thousands of to seven hours of funeral ob- dollars and include the contribu- servances for Dr. Martin Lu- tions of one man who sends a ther King Jr. on television and check each year equal to his radio, the President was closet- age—71 this year. ed at his Marine-guarded hide- Rep. Charles E. Bennett, D- away with top diplomatic and Fla., who sponsored the bill to military advisers, set up the special fund, contrlb- uted the first $1,000. All other donors remain anonymous at Treasury insistence. Mays, who taught King in col- $1,021,500.65 in gifts fordebtre- lege, said the American people, tirement through the end of last month. Obviously including Memphis officials, are in part responsible for the assassination. President Hubert H. Humphrey was his representative at the King rites. Johnson's last official guest at The fund has regular contrl- Cam P **vlA was j he V; S ' ^l butors in addition to the one- J? commander, Adm. U.S. Grant Sharp, who flew in by helicopter hour's visit Tuesday An opponent of civil rights legislation says Dr/King's assassination has all but assured passage of the measure. VIETNAM Prospects for peace in Vietnam appear as cloudy as ever as President Johnson ends strategy talks at Camp David. American planes bomb points in the central highlands of Vietnam. President Thieu asks the assembly to vote for general mobilization. POLITICS Vice President Humphrey plans to plunge into the race for Total Halt to Bombing Is Planned WASHINGTON (AP) - fhfc Johnson administration is r<& ported laying groundwork for a. . total halt of North Vietnam bombing to test Hanoi's willing* ness to negotiate, the Washing? ton Post said today, President Johnson, in announcing the partial bombing: halt March 31, said all bombtngf "could come to an early end— if- our restraint is matched by re? straint from Hanoi." Post reporter Murray Marder quoted informed sources as believing Johnson is edging toward an option to assume Hanoi would show such restraint, with resumption of the bombing post;. sible if Hanoi did not. Marder noted Johnson has an? nounced the relief of Jhe Sanh," a vulnerable allied position in" South Vietnam since March 31 when the President said: ,' "I cannot in conscience stop all bombing so long as to do so would immediately and directly endanger the lives of our men and our allies." J Johnson called Khe Sanh an enemy failure but Marden said: "The relief of Khe Sanh, however, inevitably eased some of the immediate and direct risk 'to the lives of our men and our Allies."' The reporter noted the presi-• dent made no reference to the restraint issue when he said Tuesday "we are back in touch with Hanoi." Sanitation - "'.-.- i i Fees to Be Increased The City Board of Directors, at their .regular meeting last night, discussed^^proposal- to form a Sewer Improvement District in an area West of the Gity,' along West Avenue -B, extending from the City limits to a point- beyond the Hope Industrial Park. The Board agreed that if the; District is formed, they can tie into the City's sewer service provided the area "is annexed to the City. The City Manager suggested that the City make some attempt to develop sewer service to about 25 residents in an area around f | fe the fund isn't designed to wipe out the entire debt which is now more than $350 billion. It's simply a handy Year When Many Things Seniors Will Make Life Worth Living Stage Play on April 20 By HAL ROYLE N'L'W YORK 'AP) - Things that make life worth living: Children skipping rope to a cliant their grandmothers knew \v!<i>n young. The healing of a wound and the falling off of an ugly scab. New hopes in a now sjii'ing. A line of daffodills making a yellow bonfire along a green hecSg.}. Tho sound of gospel singing in a weathereJ rural iliursh. Old ladies with fat urns 'eaning on This newspaper tried to rally pillows ln tenemenf wWows to Southwest Arkansas against the got a breath of April air ami see low-level Interstate 30 bridge what - s sUrring on the streets be. at Fulton because it would block low> Colts frol i cking before a eventual barge navigation on the win(J ripl4mg across ^ eraerald river, but wo got no help in our n ^iuve f^ twilieht «nnivi nt fight. The bridge and the road- ^ (ule < ITie ^Ulght sound of way west of it were built as low- level structures, I suspect that some day Red Hiver, most treacherous stream in North America, will demonstrate that this, too, was an "engineering ^^ U^or gits soap error,' j •- !i ---$1,450 Reward for Slayer NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The reward fund being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot and killed Bryant W, Hewitt in the rest room of a service station last month rose Tuesday to $1,450. Independent gasoline distributors here added $1,000 to die fund as an incentive for some- lofting a long ball into the stands. Telling ghost stories to Boy Scouts making their first overnight hike. Putting in a garden and counting how many long weeks It will be until the tomatoes rippen, God and the bugs being willing. Assuring a middle-aged wife you couldn't possibly love her any more, even if she dieted off 10 pounds instead of five, Listening to the kids laugh as they go through an old family album and see how funny Dad and Mom looked when they were teen-agers, Picking up a forgotten poetry anthology and finding the words now have a deeper, richer meaning to you than they did in high school or college. Watching robins collect worms for their young after a rain. Winning the one-legged hopping race at the annual PTA . picnic. Discussing gravely with ! u( ^ ^A 8 , eyet ? while takDlg a two precocious sales lidiesfrom bath, findins the paycheck un- the G irl Scouts whether expectedly larger by a few dol- The Hope High School Senior Class will present "Her Father Said No," a three-act modern comedy, April 20 in the high school auditorium. Today, young girls are inclined to have minds of their own. So, exciting results are bound to occur when a wealthy man, Mr, Page, portrayed by Jack Dougan, decides to end the romance of his daughter Janet played by Twila Hunt, by taking her to Florida, From there (at least so he thinks) it will be an easy step to send her to South America one- shot gifts sent in a wave of patriotism or disgust with the rapid increase of the debt itself. In sending a check for $71 earlier this year, the man who contributes according to his age wrote: "I follow this custom to remind myself of the great debt I owe my country for the privilege of being a part of it." neighborhood Center Job Openings the intersection of Rose Hill the Democratic presidential Street and North Walnut. The nomination immediately after Board asked that an engineering! study be made to determine the cost and see what revenues might be available from the users to help pay the cost. The Board discussed assisting are the county in paying Hempstead County's part of the cost of financing Southwest Arkansas Economic Development District consisting of 12 counties. The district has requested a payment from Hempstead County of lOc per capita, which would amount to about $1,900.00. Any county in the State which is not a member of Eonomic Development DisiT Fishermen, sportsmen, judges Mrs. Ernest Graham, South- trict will not be eligible for any and other groups from four coun- we;;i District Director, Arkansas federal funds from the Economic ties will meet at the Engineers Hoai«maker Council, will meet Building at Millwood Dam at 2 with the Hot Springs County p.m. Saturday to discuss what can Extension Homemaker Council be done about setting marine ser- in Malvern Thursday where she vices on the lake ... as of now will discuss, "You-Me a.Td Hu- for an night. Sharp is retiring in July. Latest activity on the Vietnam peace front began Monday when Johnson announced receipt of a formal message from Hanoi, replying to his own earlier communication to the North Vietnamese government. Easter. INTERNATIONAL A ferry with 614 persons reported aboard sinks one mile off the New Zealand shore during a heavy storm. At least 40 drowned. WASHINGTON A special fund established to help reduce the federal debt has topped the $1 million mark. All Around Town By The Star Staff bells, ringing from far away. Tossing a stone into a small lake at dusk and wondering if the spreading ripples will undulate forever. Consoling a sob' bing baby after it falls down Neighborhood Service Centers Director. The Agency Executive tor 1 follows: for a year, but when Jack, John ferred, However, experience will the Southwest Arkansas Develop ment Council, Inc. is accepting ^ are no provisions {ordockw applications for three top staff tog or com/erciaj landings ... all boats have to put in and take Graham, out the same day and every boater must carry everything he needs Development Administration. The Board reviewed a survey made by Sanitation Superintendent, Jewel May, of all the City's charges being made lor the health. man Relations". ,. Mrs, Walter program. He also presentedar<& Carter will accompany Mrs. port of a survey Just completed of sanitation programs in other .there are no facilities to buy soring a Tho McCaaklU RCi is spon- a lars, and deciding that maybe the boss isn't such a forgetful ogre after all. Painting an 013 boat and planning on all the fish you'll catch from it come summer. The delirious ecstasy of taking a hot shower after a day-long hike through the woods. Tho red thrill of the first strawberries of the season upon the breakfast plate. Hitting a 300-yard drive over a golf one with Information about the course water hazard, or seeing killing to pass the information to the police. Mickey Mantle or Willie Mays jog around the base paths after your family needs two or three boxes of cookies, price no object. Calling a family debate on how the budget should be stretched this year—to buy a new car you can't afford, or a color television set the kids say they caa't do without. Sitting alone on the froat parch in the evening, hearing a wliippoorwill's timeless plaint, remembering the past, wondering what the bewildering times ahead will bring. No scream of bugles— just the steady hum of daily liciag. Greene, the daughter's boy friend finds out what's happen* ing, things begin to look com» plicated, Other members of the cast include: Pete, Sydney Hollis; Miss Watts, Judy Robertson; Mrs, Carter, Martha Flowers; Mrs, Hawkins, Donna Byers; Genevieve, Penny Burke, Babe, Betty Gaines; Bill, Charles Ward; Joe, Ronnie Por« ter, Detective, LeRoy Phillips; Liz, F rankle King and Sallie, Cathy Feild, Duwanna Cox is the maid, while Mike Voss and Gail Hartsfield are walk-ons. Miss Betty Fenter from Hen» derson State College will direct fuel or get repair work done if interested attend the meet Saturday, April 13, Coaches and managers for Lit- League baseball teams Apriil3 Chism's music. dance on Saturday, in the RCi building, ,, programs cities of Arkansas, The survey, of Hope's rates show that the charges will have to be increased by more than one4hird to meet BaoJ will furnish the the operating costs, The Sanitation Department schedule of rates which would cants must have at least 5 years asked "to meet of experience in a related fleld. ^ at the y ft c t Salary level is in the $9,000 to $11,000 range. A clipping from tho Tyler Morning Telegraph of April 2 7;30 Thursday pictans . t pe rsonity sketch of Rjclard B. Stanford, 43, who graduated from Ho:» High City Manager Garland Med- School in 1943, . , he is now M«i~hl^..l. nn ,4 Onx.^/tA r-anfawo ""Uj iWOUagCi V-jeuitwJM iHCU- vvitwt *14 +VT!V» . , U<3 *O «UW <* Dte^££^U are as ders last month arranged to have plunnacisNmanager of Simpson Director requirements are as som(J watermelon ^^ sent to a Dng s » 3ce N(X 2< ^ ^ ^ follows: B,A, or w.A,aegreepre. GI ^ Vletnaro ,,. sgt, James O, pharmacy from the.University of ferred, Experience in related field is necessary. Salary level $7,900. Neighborhood Service Centers Assistant Director requirements are as follows: B.A, degree is preferred, Some experience in related field is necessary, Salary level is $7,200. McCarthy wrote he had heard Hope WAS the watermelon capi Arkansas, is a Methodist and president of BeU School PTA and on the school beard. . .he and his wife have three daug> Mr. Medders, through ters. produce ejwugti to offset the pres» eut operating loss showed that Hope would still be yutte a bit under the costs of tms servtee in all the other cities surveyed. The B0ar<l ordered the necessary rate changes to be made as soon as record jta tlw bUUog depart? ment can be completed, ItisesU* mated that billing changes can be made and the Increased charges, on the Ju&e bills. ', naro the help of Monts Seod Store, sent the seed and received a let» ter from Sgt, McCarthy which Newt Pentecost whohassoro^ 80 blooming d<*r*raofi trees Quits $13,000 o Year lob said; "I have already planted brought in soma blooms Funh annlicant must submit a *" Ut * "^* «**<-»«, yiwjvcw L» WU6 t» w , .jvuto viwma »uv ,S± M?!SS1 JfiEL*. *> ««** «*.*«» aow waitaiwi that were the largest ever resume to the Southwest Arkan sas Development Council, Inc.'s tt.0., « MteKUtyU^r **fc2ft8&J?aAgS House, Texarkaua, Arkansas, 8:00 and Mrs, B. B, MePhersoo act* ing as technical directors, Sally Booth is the student director and prompter, Deadline for applications a,rn f , April 19,1968, see what develops ... As I told you before, the soil here is not the best and I'm sure we won't grow any melons of the size you grow in Arkansas ... If we can here. . . they measured five in» ches across. . that's good s&e wUea you know that the %ver4|e is about 2Va toches across,. , . Newt says the big blaowers *re J\j§tjce raeot tbe director ol tjw Geter to get a few 10 or 12 pounder si will in low areas with pleaty of water VNJ-* ;xv±»»iltiti»1\' hfll\r\\r" on.) Vin.n*»]l*. JT^_iJll_- _J extremely happy 1 and heavily fertilised. ducers Association,

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