Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 11, 1968 · Page 10
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Hope, Arkansas
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The tragedy of Man: He starts off with a Country - and winds up with a Government! Vt, Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Not Much Point to Low-Rating Purple Martin J ack Gardner brought me an April 4th tear*sheet from Shreveport Times with an article apparently low«rating the value to mankind of the purple martin. It's written for the Los Angeles Times-Washington Post News Service by no less a person than Irston R, Barnes, chair man of the Audubon Naturalist Society, It's Mr. Barnes' theme that while the purple martinis a prodigious eater of bugs and other insects he lacks a lot of being a mosquito exterminator. Other than getting his name into print I don't see that Mr. Barnes' article contributes much to the cause of either martins or humanity. Americans got the habit of encouraging martin colonies from observing the Indians, who stretched hollowedout gourds on vines to makes homes for the martins, telling the white settlers it was good for the Indian villages because the martin preyed on bugs and other insects. The notion that the martin concentrates on mosquitoes is something that's been promoted only recently, and it's not factual, as Mr. Barnes points out. But it was absurd ever to think that by importing a lot of martins you might do away with conventional ground campaigns against the mosquito. I have never encountered a person who believed otherwise, and so Mr. Barnes' press article is a long-winded assault against a straw man. As he says, the martin flies by day, the mosquito by night, and the bird's effectiveness against the mosquito is therefore -limited. Actually, what Mr. Barnes Is getting at is some phoney advertising coming out of Grlggsville, HI., where the Trio Manufacturing Co. promotes the sale of martin houses. J. L. Wade, Trio's president, is the man accused of manufacturing the slogan: "The purple martin eats 2,000 mosquitoes per day." It's an overstatement regarding mosquitoes—but the martin remains a prodigious eater of bugs, as Mr. Barnes concedes. The Audubon head reports on the findings of the American Ornithologists Union's at its meeting in Toronto, Canada, Aug. 24, 1967: In the words of the press service: "There is no evidence that purple martins eat any significant numbers of mosquitoes. Two studies of stomach contents (one in 1918 and another in 1967) showed the martins eating larger insects: Wasps, ants, and bees, 23 per cent; flies, 16 per cent; bugs, 15 per cent; dragonflies and damselflies, 15 per cent; beetles 12 per cent; and moths, 9 per cent." Not a bad record for the purple martin. But if you expect Mr. Martin to take over the municipal mosquito-control crew you will simply have to convert the martin to a night-flying bird. And that, I suspect, will take some doing. Bodcaw Junior Class Play Set April 19 The Junior Class of Bodcaw High School will present a three- act comedy, "BridesTo Burn," on April 19, at 8:00 P.M. in the school auditorium, Admission will be 35 and 7 5 cents, The cast includes: Sharon Morehead, Stevie Carlton, Linda McLaughlin, Karen Harrison, Ronnie Carlton, Quinton Moss, Sherry Miller, Bobby Carlton, Nancy Brown, Gelinda Spencer, and Bruce Newton, The play is under direction of Mrs, Naomi Butler. Injuries Are Fatal to Man FAYhTTEVlLLR;, Ark. (AP) - Richard E. Wylie, 19, of Far. inuigton (Washington County) died today in a Fayetteville hospital of in juries received in a two-car collision April 6 on a city street here. Wylie was a passenger in a car driven by Billy Joe Bailey, 20, of Fayetteville. Driver of the other car was Claries T. Jones, 19, of Siloam Springs. Neither Bailey nor Jones injured seriously. •••pHBjp 4MHMMMHMBI ^^BBl^^ ^B^^BH^^ -^^^g^- Rail* ^2 "ti* £%'IHk Printed by Offset 4 ' -', v , , . v! city Safcftcriter*! Iffet li i to rteeiv* year SUr pUiitpiBii I tetoft ar If and i atttter tilt <fctti*f yo* piper, VOL. 69-No. 153-16 Pages Star of Hope, 1899, Press 192? Consolidated January 18, 1929 HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 11,1968 Member: Associated Press & Audit Bureau df Circulations Av. Net Circulation 6 mos, finding Sept, 30, 1967 -9,271 PRICE 10* FIRST IN LINE for a roller coaster ride, this deer wandered across the frozen bay at Sandusky, Ohio, and took up residence at a Cedar Point amusement center. Warmer weather has increased activity in the area, but the animal has shown no signs of leaving, posing a problem for local police. Patrolman Leon Luce, inset, directs traffic around the uninvited guest. Open Housing •>••«** C« r d Burners, Ifipislatinn Hippies Are Not True , ^ , Youth Representatives Is Passed By JOHN BECKLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional passage of landmark open-housing legislation has won applause from civil rights leaders along with renewed de- Coaler, and William — Take a young man with musical talent. Touch him with antipathy for hippies and draft card burners. Stir him with a desire to demonstrate that the denizens mands for massive federal at- of Haight-washbury and East tacks on shabby housing and unemployment in riot-prone slums. A 250-171 House vote Wednesday sent to the White House a civil rights bill to outlaw discrimination in the sale or rental of 80 per cent of the nation's housing by 1970. President Johnson said he would sign it into law as soon as possible. The House action followed by a day the funeral of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, whose numerous campaigns often focused on open housing. It also came after a week of widespread racial violence following King's assassination— and it was In that atmosphere that one Southerner explained why he voted for the bill. "I think this bill is symbolic," explained Rep. Bile Boggs, D- La. "Either we move ahead as See OPEN HOUSING On (Page Four) school scale. < For three weeks the students Village are not true representatives of American youth. Place him on the campus of a church-oriented college where most of the students share his view that cleanliness and Godliness are still important in teen-age life. He might come up with an idea like "The Souad Generation," the John Brown University singing group that is attracting attention in mid- America. Such an idea came last summer to John Coates, a thin, serious-faced John Brown junior from Pinellas Park, Fla. Coates, disturbed by the attention being given to hippies „ Worked on , owa » See DRAFT CARD On (Page Four) 24,500 More Reserves Called Up WASHINGTON (AP) - The reserve calhip announced today by Secretary of Defense Clark M. Clifford Includes two Arkansas units. They are the 978th Army Postal Unit of the Arkansas National Guard headquartered at Fort Smith and the 336th Ammunition Battalion of the Army Reserve headquartered at Little Rock. Clifford said the reservists were being given 30 days notice for reporting to duty. WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of Defense Clark M ; Clifford today announced he is calling to active duty about 24,500 Army, Navy and Air Force reservists, About 10,000 will go to South Vietnam. , In his first full-dress news conference, the new defense secretary said that President Johnson intends at this time to limit U.S. forces in Vietnam to 549,500 —representing an increase of 24,500 over the present ceiling. Clifford linked this presidential decision to limit further U.S. deployment to another major decision "to turn over the major effort gradi South Vietnamese." The new secretary, in office only six weeks, said the decision to move toward turning over the biggest part of the war effort to Vietnam has been made after months of consultations with the Vietnamese and took into account the Saigon government's decision to boost its forces by See 24,500 MORE on Page Two Sharp Dip in Number of War Deaths Scattered Incidents ^ ^^_ a ^A A ' ^^^ ' '_ in Race Violence But Death Tell New 39 U Vietnam ».•• W •vpvllvfflll By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Five Negroes died during a second night of racial violence in Kansas City but elsewhere there were only scattered and sporadic incidents as the na* lion's troubled cities edged back toward normalcy. The deaths raised to 39 the national toil in the wave of rioting and disorders that followad the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. one week ago today. All of the Kansas City victims were shot to death. Some apparently ware caught in the crossfire that flared at times between snipers and police supported by National Guardsmen. More than 75 fires of incendiary origin were reported. At least 20 persons, including two guardsmen, were injured, and police and guard troops battled snipers shooting from rooftop vantage points and from moving cars. Sixty persons were arrested. In Newark city officials im- See SCATTER ED on Page Two neaches a Record High Hope Verger Junior-Senior Honor Roll gether a group of bright, clean, neatly dressed youngsters to take before high school audiences to show them, if nothing else, that not all teen-agers are bearded, unkempt and dedicated to LSD. When classes convened in From Day They Take the First Step Babies ^_ • •* • •• kins ' ^Mce Flenory, Ken- figure. The Americans reported Start Becomma Hiiinaii neth Ellis - Wime Pree < Gwen 2 < 251 enem >' kuied last week, V.«.« • •V«rw*»«»«9 •••••••^•••p , . . . Harris I.ar. HIA Snnth Vlehvimoco ronm-tarf By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - The number of American troops killed in combat in Vietnam last week was the lowest in ZVz months, the U.S. Command announced today. U.S. headquarters said 279 U.S. troops were killed in com- Yerger Junior - Senior Honor bat during the week that ended Roll for the third nine weeks fol- last Saturday at midnight. It lows; was the lowest toll since the "A" Honor Roll student: 8th start of the Viet Cong's big lu- Grade - Ralph Martin. nar new year offensive on Jan. "B" Honor Roll students: 29. 7th Grade: Frankie Pickens, Gen. William C. Westmore- Barbara Scoggins, Evelyn land's headquarters said the Brown, Glenda Young, Mary Per- drop reflected a lull in the fight- kins, Nancy Palmer, Ronald Rag- ing that has been developing for land, Donnie Burns, Eva Petty, the past month. However, the Evelyn Maxwell, Donald Ogden, number of U.S wounded last Fred Bennett, Ellenor Frierson, week totaled 3,190, only 696 less Earthlene Faucette, Jimmy than the week before, and the Brown, Karen Laudermilk, Wil- South Vietnamese command lie Walker, Cayce Smith, Jr., said its dead increased/ from Wilson Ragland. 393 the week before to 407 last 8th Grade: Gloria Garland, week. Jewel Pree, Shirley Glenn, Enemy casualties also were Beverly Smith, Patricia Pree, considerable, although the U.S. Dora Williams, Rlley Williams, and South Vietnamese com- Mae Alice Johnson, Sylvia Haw- mands could not agree on the kins, Beatrice Flenory, " By NEIL GILBRIDE AP Labor Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's employment rose to a record high of 75.8 million in March and unemployment declined but the jobless rate for Negroes continued at more than double the rate for white workers, the Labor Department reports. The total number of unemployed dipped by 359,000 to 2,929,000 last month, bringing the over-all unemployment rate down from 3.7 to 3.6 per cent of the civilian labor force. About one-fifth of the total unemployed—615,000—were nonwhites, mostly Negroes, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday. While the jobless rate for Negroes dropped three-tenths of 1 per cent to 6.9 per cent it was still more than twice the white rate of 3.2 per cent, which was down one-tenth of 1 per cent from February. Total employment rose about 100,000 to hit the new all-time high mark, the Bureau said. Virtually all the job gains were in trades, government and service businesses. Weekly earnings for some 45 million workers averaged $104.43, up 38 cents from February and $4.87 above the year earlier. The average for approximately 14 million factory workers was $120.18 per week, up 70 cents from February and $7.74 a week above March of 1967. News Digest RACIAL Congressional passage of open-housing legislation spurs demands for massive federal attacks on slum housing and unemployment. Snipers exchange shots with police and National Guardsmen on Kansas City's East Side. Five Negroes are killed. The Senate serves notice it wants money to provide summer jobs for needy youths and pre-school aid for slum children. VIETNAM U.S. officers say enemy reluctance to fight because of Tet offensive losses accounts for the failure of the big allied sweep to flush the Viet Cong so far. Sgt Gaddiel Vega Figueroa, America's representative in the Montagnard village of Plei Bong Boa, keeps his mind on his business despite the abundance of rice wine and topless girls. WASHINGTON W. Marvin Watson, an aide to President Johnson, succeeds Lawrence O'Brien, who resigned as postmaster general. Gen. Creighton W. Abrams replaces Gen. William C. Westmoreland. POLITICS Republican supporters of Nel- 4 son A. Rockefeller launch a drive to draft, the New York governor for the GOP presidential nomination. John M. Bailey, Democratic national chairman, takes the lead among party members in avoiding preconvention commitments to presidential candidates. NATIONAL Some cooking hints from a kindergartens ; class: "If it's Site WASHINGTON (AP) - De» spite an official Hanoi proposal that peace talk preliminaries be held to Warsaw, Poland, a White Mouse spokesman said to* day this government is pressing for "an appropriate site in neu* tral territory." Presidential press" seer etary George Christian told reporters that the selection of a neutral site "should be achieved promptly through mutual agreement" with no effort on either side to make the site selection a propaganda matter. This apparently represented a rejection, for the present at least, of a Hanoi proposal, first disclosed through the Russian news agency Tass. Christian said the Tass report was "later confirmed by a mes- bassy at Vientiane, Laos." "The United States government has proposed a number of neutral countries as possible sites for contacts, and we have not yet had any response to this proposal," Christian said, reading carefully from a prepared script. "On serious matters of this kind, it is important to conduct talks in a neutral atmosphere fair to both sides." When asked to whom the statement should be attributed, Christian said to himself. Pressed again on this point, he insisted "it is my personal statement." Beyond that, the press secretary refused to elaborate in any way upon the statement in spite of reporters' insistence that he indicate whether it represented a flat turndown of the hew North Vietnamese proposal and __n—- — — - o —- - — — - < - :* AYWJL tU « 4CV*Hb&l*V*0CZ ^** VH/V»*M. tk *** WA black, it's*done. Add one* pound thaf he provide some definition of cinnomon, salt." two pounds of 55 Man to Be in Hope Twice a Week Social Security service to Hempstead County residents will be expanded effective April 15 announced Otis A. Blackwood, District Manager of the Texarkana, Texas Social Security Office. The Field Representative from that office has been in Hope each Monday morning, but will begin coming each Thursday as well, effective April 18. Joe D. Harrison, former Field Representative for Hempstead County, has been transferred to the Pine Bluff office. He has been replaced by Pat Adcock, who comes to this area after working three and one-half years in the Little Rock Social Security Office. Mr. Adcockwill be in Room 201 of the Hope Federal Building from 9:00 A.M. until Noon on Monday and Thursday of each week. All Around Town By The Star Staff By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK CAP) - Curbstone comments on modern parenthood by a pavement Plato; As every parent knows, ba- comfort and well-being. When you hold it—wet or dry — in your arms, it gives you the power of a tiger. You feel that you could wlilp the whole world bies are wonderful creatures to protect it. It is more precious from birth until the day they to you than gold or prestige or take their first step. Then they even life itself. You lose your start turning into human beings, own selfish sense of identity in and slowly glamor fades from the fierce desire to guard its the most tremulous adventure welfare from danger. There is on earth—parenthood. no sacrifice you wouldn't will- The other evening I waj talk- ingly make for it, ing with a group of fathers and All this is before the tiny ob- mothers about parenthood and ject of your affection can even the discussion turned to (he question: At what age are chil* dren most satisfying? "There is uo doubt about it," said one veteran, who now lias say "thank you" for your concern. Then the little monster begins to coo and crawl and get its fingers caught in tilings and throw several grandchildren. "Babies food from its high chair onto the are at their best wliile you still floor. The next thing you know have to burp them. When they no longer liave to be burped, bars of they go downhill rapidly. They takes a switch claracters, something liJke Dr. Jekyll turning into Mr. Hyde. They are no longer the sam>: people." 1 had to agree with liirn. There is no greater thrill in life titan in taking care of the needs of a baby when It is totally dependent on you tor its safety, it is pulling itself upright by the its crib, and then it hesitant step alone— that symbolic step that takes it away from you forever. It cries now not to be comforted or consoled, but because it way. It lias become a See FROM PAY On (Page Four) Poindexter, James Harris, Lar- the South Vietnamese reported ry Monk, Sandra Hamilton, 4,012. The reports of enemy Vickye Davis. dead from the two commands 9th Grade: Georgia Brewer, frequently differ, but usually Virginia Williams, Terri Jones, not by that much. Brenda Flenory, Linda Easter, Military spokesman said gov- Peggy Washington, Shirley Ben* ernment troops had been very ton, Wendell Ross, Gwendolyn active, particularly in the Me. Newton, Beverly Ann Brown, Be- kong Delta below Saigon, and nita J, Brown, Raymond Wil- had engaged the enemy in a liams, Robert Jones, Reco White, number of small skirmishes. Lonnle Ragland, Henry McKin- One explanation for the higher ney, DeWayne Jackson, Carolyn number of American wounded Williams, Malinda Aings, was that despite the absence of 10th Grade: Ruth Williams, major ground fighting, the ene- James Laudermilk, my continued harassing attacks Uth Grade: Bridgett Bennett, P y artillery, rockets and mor. Arthur Maxwell, Mary Blake, tars. Such attacks usually result Joyce Smith, Marion Ogden, Neva in a high number of wounded Tate, Ira fsley, Evelyn Walker, from fly ing shrapnel, Mary Washington, Barbara Chambers, Marilyn Weston, Brenda Milus, Lynda Phillips, Brenda Whitley, Melvan Philips, Linda Williams. 12th Grade: Charles Martin, Betty Blake, Luella Ragland, Mecedes Smith, Darreyi Crawford, Orene Brown, James Patterson, Bobbie Milus, Ala Mae Garland, Cora L, Turner, Jessie Moss, William Smith, Joan Davis, Linda Hicks, Frances Hendrix, Carol Williams, Martha Pugh, Ajana Haney. In a special casualty report, See SHARP DIP On (Pag© Two) Workeri Can Cot Time Off LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller Wednesday directed state offices that all state employes wanting to attend Good Friday services should be given time off from jobs. Some residents have received greeting cards from Springfield, HI. apparently asking $2 donations for a Hope School , . , please be advised this has absolutely nothing to do with any lo» cal Hope school and officials here know nothing about it, Supt. James H. Jones said . . , our advice is toss the card away as it appears to be just another sly mail scheme to get money. Southern Plaswood Corp,, now in bankruptcy, will be sold at auction at U a,m, on Wednesday, April 7 ... although in bankruptcy the plant is still being operated by a Texas firm on a $2,000 per month lease basis.,. there seems to be little doubt that any new owner will keep the plant open, A series of adult sewing classes will be held in the Home EC Department of the Springhill School beginning Monday, April 15 from T to 9 p.m. There will be a class every Monday night for five weeks, Drapery making, upholstery, and tailoring techniques will be some of the lessons. Mrs. BUI Sorrells will t» the teacher. Beginners as well as experienced sewers are wel- come, The 16th annual Republican Women's Conference is schedul« ed for April 22-25 at the Wash* ington Hilton Hotel , , . Arkan. sas registrations include Mrs, Paul Klipsch of Hope, Woodmen of the World meet at 7:30 Thursday night but no meal will be served because of repairs to the kitchen, of what a "neutral" country, would be. ; He did state that the neutral sites suggested by this country had all been proposed before the North Vietnamese proposal came, and that no additional See N. VIETNAM".(on page two)) Local Bonks Contribute to 4-H Work Arkansas bankers have contributed $2,660 to the State and National 4-H Foundation, reports Calvin J Caldwell,,,County Ex-__ tension Agent. The Citizens National Bank and the First National Bank of Hope have joined with 110 banks throughout Arkansas in support of 4-H Club work on the state and national levels, Mr. Caldwell says. The money contributed by the- banks is shared by the Arkan-C sas and National 4-H Club Foundations. The Arkansas share will] be used for transportation and in? surance for a IMS load of 3§ club members and 2 adult 4*1 leaders to attend the National' Citizenship Short Course at National 4-H Center In Was ton, D, C, this other bus loads C?4) will bes sored by other organizati total of 281 members adult leaders have at tended t National 4-H Citizenship ~ Course the past five yeay^ The National share of toef will be used in support olftJ ter of as the Citizenship Short <?<W conducted st the Nattoj^ Appreciation for tt» »* support has beeo e« ft * A held at April 13 starting at 7:30 o'clock. , , featured wUl be The Beavers bf Magnolia; Travis and his Westerners from Stamps. , ,La, verne and the Rainbow Melodies, . , and special guests, Odoro quartet, Jack Stone and his Lit* le Pebbles from Texarkana, S^SSWl Citizens National Joseph C, Wejnap, the Bank" Missouri, too bank chapman National *B ^i^raamm» r «- Copefepd, chants Egg Hynt Saturday 'afteraoofl atTpTmTS hE,* South Elm street. A reminder that ali Hope Pyb, lie schools win be closedtomor. row for the E aster holidays,,, ffi&aT 1 *"* agSf •.<^.**uA

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