Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 12, 1968 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, April 12, 1968
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Humphrey £ By fttK AgseCfAf fcfc PRESS Sure th.it their man will de( clare soon for the Democratic , presidential nomination, back* ,' ers of Vice President Hubert H. ", Humphrey have organized Unitt ed Democrats for Humphrey : with former President Harry S. _ Truman as honorary chairman. A score of public figures, in- jchi'Jing two senators and five .members of th? House, were , riamyj Thursday as sponsors, r But the only two governors on .the list later denied they had authorized use of their names, Th.jy were gov, William L. ;Guy. of North Dakota and GoV, ;Buford Ellington of Tennessee. Humphrey, expected to jump into the race soon after Easter, isu'.d In Baton Rouge, La., ;;Thursday night he stands, on the rrecord of the present administration and is "not going to retreat from it one bit." - "1 do not intend to disavow ei- -ther President Johnson or the •Johnson-Humphrey administration," h* said :o the Louisiana : AFL-CIO. ;•: "I intend to stand up for the •promises we have kept, I intend •to take our message to the country—an affirmative, positive, ;hopeful message," . ,- Besides Truman, founders of United Democrats for Hum- •phrey include Sens. Fred R. Harris of Oklahoma ind Walter F. Mondale of Minnesota, Mayors Ivan Allen Jr. of Atlanta #nd A. J. Cervantes of St. Louis, George Meany, president of the AFL-CfQ Jam.5s A, Farley, former Democratic national chairman; assistant House majority leader Hale Boggs of Louisiana and four other House members. i Elsewhare oa the political scene, Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller o.f New York said he is still available if the party wants hiim And Republican Gov. Ronald Reaga, of California was showing signs of increased political activity. . . Reagan aides said tha governor who announced earlier this year he was all but cutting out national speeches, Is scheduling several at which he will discuss '-'problem;? facing the country." Rockefeller was asked at a news conference in New York if, in view of his March 2-1- state- meat that, he would not s'eafcthel.; nomination, he still wants to be president. "If the party wants me," he replied, "theanswerisyes." - In Washington, Sen. Tnruston B. Morton, R-Ky., said a Rockefeller booster group was setting out to round up convention delegates in favor of Rockefeller to convince him te's wanted. "We'll do it in four weeks," Morton said. "We'll have more delegates lined up in four weeks than a mvle can haul." The new Rockefeller for President Committee will be headed by J. Irwin Miller, of Columbus, Iijd., chairman of the Cummf.ns Efigine Co.. :Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy, stalking the Dem.oratic nomination, advocated a guaranteed minimum tncooio in a speech at Boston University. Weather Experiment Sta. tion report for 24. hours ending at r «.m, Friday, High 80, Low 4S Forecast By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ARKANSAS-Clear to partly cloudy through Saturday with chance of showers or thundershowers Saturday mostly likely afternoon or evening and mainly west portion. No important temperature change, Low tonight in the 50s, Weather Elsewhere By THE ASSOCIATED PRES High Low Albany, clear 53 27 Albuquerque, cloudy G8 46 Atlanta, clear 67 40 Bismn rck, cloudy 84 35 Boise, cloudy 67 28 Boston, clear 49 37 Buffalo, clear 53 37 Chicago, clear 73 55 Cincinnati, clear 64 44 Cleveland, cloudy 53 39 Denver, clear 74 32 Des Moines, cloudy 85 57 Detroit, clear 63 45 Fairbanks, cloudy 33 14 Fort Worth, cloudy 76 53 Helena, clear 62 26 Honolulu, clear 82 72 Indianapolis, clear 63 43 Jacksonville, clear 77 46 Juneau, cloudy 39 30 Kansas City, cloudy 84 60 Los Angeles, cloudy 7 9 30 Louisville, clear 66 42 Memphis, cloudy 73 51 Miami, cloudy 87 64 Milwaukee, clear 73 56 MpJ.s.-St.P., clear 83 58 New Orleans, cloudy 77 48 New York, clear 61 43 Okla. City, cloudy 78 54 Omnia, cloudy 85 57 Philadelphia, clear 64 43 Phoenix, cloudy 83 58 Pittsburgh, clear 55 35 Ptlnd, Me., clear 55 32 Ptlnd, Ore., cloudy 50 34 Rapid City, cloudy 82 35 Richmond, clear 65 37 St. Louis, cloudy 79 56 Salt Lk, City, cloudy 74 47 San Diego, cloudy 70 61 San Fran., cloudy 59 51 Seattle, cloudy. 53 53 Tampa, clear 73 62 Washington, clear 66 40 Winnipeg, M MM (M- Missing) HOPt (AM) STM, Folks Back Home Let Congressmen Know Just How They Peel By EDMOND LeBRETON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has vacated Capitol Hill for the Easter recess, a work break members say will let them test feelings back horns on racial turmoil, federal money problems and Vietnam, It's not unusual for Congress members to justify vacations oa the ground they're necessary to take the pulse of the country, but this timo the explanation has more than usual to back it, Since the lawmakers came back from '.heir last recess in Towns Merge After Some 55 Yean EARLE, Ark. (AP) - It took them 55 years to do it, but tha residents of Earle and the neighboring town of Norvell finally are ready to decide whether to consolidate. • The Crittenden County Court has set May 16 as the date for a referendum on a proposal by Earle (pop. 3,000) to annex Norveil (pop. 200). Residents in both cities, which share a common boundary, will vote in the referendum. The Earle town board first discussed the annexation in 1913 but the proposal was shelved and never acted upon until earlier this week. Mistreatment in Past, Says Prison Head CRCSSETT, Ark. (AP)-State Prison Supt. Victor Urban said Thursday the m.!streament of. inma.tes that former Prison Supt. Thonus 0. Murton talked about did take place but aided that the mistreatment was in the past. "I prefer to talk of the past year and the future," said Urban, who took over for Murton March 7. "Arkansas has been given a black eye. I will do my best to present Arkansas as it should be presented in the KiMMords for Handling of Race Issue LITTLE ROCK (AP) _ State Rep. Marion H. Crank of Foreman, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, had kind words Thursday for Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller's handling of race problems but was not as complimt>ntory when discussing the state's fiscal problems. Crank said he felt that Arkansas was in a better position than most states to avoid violent because there was "less ghetto-type living, which creates these problem,-)." '•I think we can say that he has been genuinely interested in ra>;e relations," Crank said in a television show taping for showing Sunday on KARK-TV. Crank said that young persons were primarily concerned with fiscal compateuce and that "if this administration ha.? ma-,1e one mistake, that's the biggest." He said there had been a $100,000 a month in the state Welfare Department budget and that the agency had not planned for a ousnloci In tho Public School Fuacf it the end of. the biennium vntil school officials mentioned the necessity of the cushion. Crank said he had not 'created the fiscal problems and w.ould not offer solutions to them 7.t the upcoming special session, Craa\ also said ha balieved h2 could attract tin young voters, "Although I am .'jp.veicnad. I'm young in ideas, 1 have an open rn'nd," Crank said. "I like th3 challenge o' n>ew ideas, new thoughts," So/5 Open Bars Easier to Police W, fou French hotel avwr lierfewt Murhoutlc. . JohiMHMt Mm ««»• LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Po, lice Chief R. E. Brians said Thursday that he was not in favor of open bars but that it was "easier to police open bars, than private clubs." Brians made the statem ;'iit in •i question and answer session following a speech to the Pu- lasfcl County Bar Association. "Th* private club concept has not worked," Brians said. "It Has created nuny more problem;, Urn tt has solved." area of penal reforms." Urban said ths prisoa sorely needed more facilities for 1 the inmates and a maxim am 'security area. "I wish every one of you would come and see the human cages in which 150 to 200 nv : n are caged in areas built for 100," he told a Crossett civic club. "This nurtures brutality and exploitation of one prisoner oa another." Urban said that six of the eight inmates who escaped from Cummins Prison Farm soon after he took over belong in a maximum security area. "If you took down the towers you could hardly tell you were at a prison," Urban said, "Anyone can simply walk off as it is now. Such thins as a little fence should be put up as a hint that would like to keep there." Urban said he intended to bring about needed reforms but added funds would be necessary. "To have a progressive program we must have funds above what can be earned on the prison," he said. "If we can get our share of the funds, not all, but a number of released, can be returned to society as constructive citizens." Fair Weather Helps Work on Highways LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Fair weather has enabled contractors to step up work on Interstate 40 in eastern Arkansas, and it now appears that the en^ tire Little Rock to Memphis leg of the freeway will bo open by this fall. ' Snow and Iwavy rain in February and March caused troublesome delays on the three projects still mrbr construction in the area, John PerKbrgrass, chief engineer for the Highway Depart- moat, said a nine-mile segrn<.nt between Hozen arid Eisooi w.'.ll open June 1, This will leave a 13 1-2-rnile S'igrm-nt fro*n Bisooj to BriJik- ley and an Ifi.mile segment from Highway 33 east of Forrest City to Shearervllle s':ill under construction. Grading aid • installation of drainage and overpass structures is co:i)i)'etu u.i all three se^m.a's. Paving contracts have beou let, and wjvk lias started. Pendergrass said :lu l te;m>jr. ary signs will b- tweeted il necessary, so 'Jut th-> roads can be opea.'U i> sooa us the pave, mont is rea |y. February, the country has been shaken by a succession of events bearing directly on legis* latlve problems that must be tackled after sessions resum? April 22. There was the international gold crisis, contained but per* haps not solved by the Central Banks' agreement on a two- price gold market. President Johnson dropped a bomb into politically sluggish waters by announcing he would not seek re-election. Hanoi, however guardedly, signaled willingness to talk about having paace talks. Bombing of North Vietnam was limited. An assassin slew Martin Luther King, the great symbol of nonviolence among militant civil rights leaders, and many cities exploded with slum violence. Even before its Thursday recess Congress had begun to react. The House passed by a surprising margin the Senate version of a civil rights bill with a tough open-housing provision. Some thaw appeared, on both sides, in the long-frozen deadlock between the executive and legislative branches over an income tax increase although a final decision has yet to be made. This session of Coagress has enacted little major legislation aside from the'Civil Rights Act and it has its work cut out for it before the November election. Johnson bis apparently given a bit on the issue of budget reductions, which congressional leaders are demanding as the price of a tax increase. The House taxing and spending committees have stepped up slightly the glacial pice of their efforts to work out an acceptable package. But much work lies ahead, and the events of the past few weeks have not made it easier. , Printed by Offset Open Housing BII Signed Into a Law By STEPHEN M. AUG Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson, voicing outrage at the slaying of Dr, Martin Luther King and the violence that followed it, has signed an historic open*housing bill as a federal task force girded to enforce the new law. It is the third landmark civil rights bill to become law since Johnson entered the White House. "All America is outraged at the assassination" of King, the President told a crowd of civil rights leaders, Congress members and government leaders In the East Room of the White House Thursday. "And America is also outraged at the looting and burning that defiles our democracy. "We just must put our shoulders together and put a stop to both," he said of the violence that takes the lives of men like King and of the slum riots. The signing came one week after King's death in Memphis, Tenn. The President recalled that King was among the civil rights leaders who met with him two years ago to lay the groundwork for an open-housing bill. Mrs. King was invited to attend the ceremony but could not arrange to be in Washington, White House aides said. The new law will prohibit discrimination In 80 per cent of all housing sales and rentals by 1970, but much of It takes effect next Jan. 1. The law also makes it a federal crime to use threats or violence to interfere with anyone seeking to exercise his civil rights and prohibits the crossing of state lines with intent to incite rioting. The measure follows up the 1964 Civil Rights Act which Congress sent to Johnson eight months after the death of President John F. Kennedy, another assassination victim. That measure opened up all public accommodations to Negroes and strengthened their voting rights. In 1966 Johnson signed the Vot* Ing Rights BUI which outlawed literacy tests as a requirement for voting, As Johnson was signing the new bill Thursday in a ceremony nationally telecast and broadcast, the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division was assigning a newly formed task force to assemble the government's enforcement program, The task force will operate under Stephen J. Pollak, assistant attorney general for civil rights, It will search for violations and may refer some cases to the FBI for further investigation, Pollak said In an interview. The act Is not expected to substantially break up large urban Negro slums immediately but should benefit middle-class Negroes who can afford to buy or rent better homes but who have been excluded on racial grounds. Pollak said some large housing developers have refused to sell or rent to Negroes on grounds that white residents would move or refuse to buy. Pollak said the new law leaves the developers no such reason to discriminate. The bill provides for conciliation through the Department of Housing and Urban Development on questions of housing discrimination. If conciliation fails to solve the issue HUD may file court suits or individuals may file their own suits in federal court. The new law requires Individuals to work first through the framework of state or local open-housing laws when these laws are substantially equivalent to the federal law. This is the case in 11 of the 23 states with such laws. Friday, April 12,1968 fet Offensive RACE RIOTS Robbed Many of Security By BARRY KRAMER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (Ap) - The Communist Tet offensive robbed a m!l' lion South Vietnamese of security, official U.S. statistics showed today. Millions of others are living in areas with less security than before. The figures, compiled by computer with information from South Vietnam's cities and 12,736 hamlets, also showed that the Viet Cong brought 336,000 more people under total control. Hundreds of thousands of persons who formerly lived in 59- cure areas now live in areas classed as "contested." The statistics are those of the U.S. Embassy's Hamlet Evaluation System— HES— which has been providing computer analyses of security in South Vietnam since last December. The HES analysis showed 61 per cent of South Vietnam's 17.2 million people living in secure areas on March 31. This compares with 67.2 par cent immediately before the Tet offensive, a drop of 6.2 per cent and the lowest in more than a Aluminum is the most abundant metal in the earth's crust. year. Tha population living in contested areas grew from 16.3 per cent to 20.7. Now under Viet Cong control are 18.3 per cent of the .population compared with 16.4 per centbeforeTeL This mivans that 1,093,000per- sons who formerly lived in secure areas are now in contested or Viet Cong areas. The number of people in secure areas dropped from 11.5 million to 10.4 million. The number of people in Viet Cong-cootrolled areas jumped from 2.8 million pre-Tet to 3.1 million March 31. There were 5,331 secure hamlets before Tet and 4,559 at the end of March. The number of contested hamlets wont from 3,593 to 4,084. Viet Cong control expanded from 3,838 hamlets to a total of 4,093. from Page One wave of disorders following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. seemed to vary from city to city. Thus Chicago reported many b;i si nesses damaged were owned by Negroes although no breakdown was available. In Pittsburgh it appeared that mostly white-owned firms were firebombetl and looted while many Negro-owned shops and bars with "soul brother" signs went untouched. No overall figure on total damage was available but the American Insurance Association and the General Adjustment Bureau said Thursday that insured losses could cost insurance companies $45 million or more. The figure was "up to date as of Wednesday" and was "conservatively estimated," they said, The bureau said payOut figures ware "revised as new incidents took place and as a more exact evaluation of earlier incidents became possible." Total danugc can be expected to run well above insured losses. In Clu'cago the federal Small Business Administration estimated small businesses suffered $7 million to $10 million in damage with more than half uninsured. Insurance policies of many merchants were canceled following the I960 disturbances on the West Side. Also, many properties destroyed were uninsurable because of building code violations. Somo Chicago merchants said immediately after the rioting that they had been wiped out financially and did not plan to resume business but no statistics were yet available. 01:1 and Now Drugs Drugstores in Singapore stock ancient Chinese medicines along with modern drugs. 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