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The tragedy of Man: He starts off with a Country - and winds up with a Government! Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Millwood Lake Featured Today; Falcon to Buckner T hanks to the Corps of Engineers your editor got his first look at Millwood Lake last Friday— the long delay being explained by the fact that our own boat has been parked at Sarasota, Fla., for a year, but we hope to go after it this month. If you haven't had a chance to explore Millwood there's a real adventure ahead of you, I've cruised five major Arkansas lakes— Narrows, Texarkana, Ouachita, Hamilton, and Greer's Ferry— but Millwood is like none of them, It's a strange mixture of lake and flooded river. For when you leave the main pool you find yourself going up flooded Little River between tree-lined banks. Before the coming of Millwood Dam you put in at Allen's Ferry, just above Fulton, went up to White Oak Shoals in normal water, pulled your boat over the shoals, and continued as far as Jack's Island, 35 miles upstream from Allen's Ferry. In high water, of course, you could run clear to White Cliffs, 50 miles from the ferry. Now things are changed drastically. With Millwood backing up Little River you can cruise almost unlimitedly— to Cottonwood Shoals, 15 to 20 miles west of U. S. Highway 71, virtually to Oklahoma. For this I take the word of Warren Butler, who piloted us Friday in a Corps of Engineers runaboaut. Our farthest point Friday, actually, was the intake for the canal which carries Millwood water to the Nekoosa-Edwards paper mill near Ashdown. The intake is on Yarborough Lake, west of the main channel of the river. It's a stump-filled bayou which should be negotiated cautiously in normal water. Fortunately we had four more fret of water Friday than is normal. ' But the main channel of Little River is safe for cruising at all water stages— and the range to beyond U. S. 71 is tremendous, comparing to the endless stretches of giant Lake Ouachita. We have a page of pictures of Friday's expedition in today's Star. And also today you will find a report on preliminary plans to give a network of boat docks, which Millwood badly needs. Sunday afternoon I saw Falcon for the first time although we've been running stories about its oil development for years. With a fine new highway it offers another route from Hope to Magnolia, where L. Carter Johnson and I had supper Sunday night. Some time ago B. W. Edwards told me about a new short route to Magnolia, taking No. 32 through Shover Springs to Bodcaw, then two miles south on No. 53, and No. 355 to Willisville, where No. 10 takes you to Waldo, and No. 82 on into Magnolia. But now, after hitting No. 53 at Bodcaw, you can continue on it through Falcon to Buckner and pick up No. 82 there. Probably there isn't much difference in mileage but the Bodcaw-Falcon- Buckner road is the newest and fastest. It's amazing how local roads have teen improved within a decade, Children Suffer Burns Hear Oian Two Negro boys, one foai and the other seven, suffered burns Sundiy near Otin whon gasoline ignited in a snull outhouse in wlu'ch they were, playing. Deputy Sheriff Herbert Griffin said (lie youngest was critically burned and was taken to i Little Itoek hospital for treat- in on t by a Latiniur Funeral Honii! ambulance of Nashville. They were the grandcliildren of Elizabeth Mmm with \vho:n they lived. Pine Bluff Has Racial Board PINE BLUFF, Ark. CAP) Mayor Austin Franks of Pint! Bluff has appointed three wliite men and three Negroes to a committee directed to find so lutious to the profjlem.s that resulted in racial violence hero recently. The six are to appoint nive other iiiein'>ers and hold their first meeting early this week. Hope ftaiie Star to Printed by Offset City Subscribers.- If you iff. !?- tefdfi of ftf And a eariter will tellw jcuf piper, VOL. 69-No. 156-10 Pages Star of Hope, 1899, Press 1927 Consolidated January 13, 1929 HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, APRIL IS, 1968 Member: Associated Press & Audit Bureau of Circulations Av. Net Circulation 6 mos. efldiftg Sept, 30, 1967 - tmt 10* Millwood Lake Group Organized Citizens from, five Southwest Arkansas Counties met Saturday afternoon at the Corps of Engi Me del I an Sees Major Battle Over Several Anticrime Provisions By ED SHEARER Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Sen. John L. McClellan, D-Ark., a longtim? advocate of anticrime neers Project Office" in the in- legislation, expects several pro- terest of the improvement of visions to be bitterly fought late facilities on Millwood Lake. It was brought out in the discussions that present facilities are far from adequate for the this month when a comprehensive crime measure reaches the U.S. Senate floor. The major battles, McClellan number of persons visiting the says, will come over a proposal lake each week and that some- block grants of federal tiling needs to be done as soon funds and proposals to slightly as possible to help alleviate the reduce the impact of the Mil- situation, lory rule and the Miranda case Project engineers stated that on confessions, a Marina would be built soon at Beard's Bluff on the Hompstead County side of the lake. The Marina would have boats for rent and boating and fishing supplies as well as places to rent if boat owners wanted to leave their boats on the lake. It was also announced that an area was being developed on the Little River County side of the lake which would also have Marina facilities in the near future. Those from the Howard and Sevier County areas are interested in having facilities established for their people on the upper end of the lake and plans are going forward toward the development of these areas, but local support is needed to be assured of completing all of the projects. An organization was formed to be known as the "Millwood Lake Improvement Association" and membership in the organization will be open to all people within Southwest Arkansas. Officers elected to direct the activities of this organization were: Charles Wilson of Hope, President; County Judge, Coulter, Sikes, Floyd and Odomwere named Vice-Presidents and Louis Graves of Nashville was named Secretary-Treasurer. Petitions are being circulated throughout the area in support of these improvements on the lake and all interested citizens are urged to sign one of them. In Hope they are located at J. B. Cook Auto Supply Company, Crow - Burlingame Company, Hope Hardware Company, LaGrone Williams Hardware Company, Duffie Hardware Company, Town & Country Restaurant, Diamond Cafe, Ideal Cafe, and Oaks Cafe. In Saratoga a petition will be at Bill & Homers Place on the road to the lake. McClellan says a provision to make the use of wiretapping Court Upholds Millwood Water Dist. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled today that the Southwest Arkansas Water District could legally condemn property in order to build pipelines and a canal to transport water from the Millwood Dam Reservoir on Little River. Several Little River County landowners filed suit in Little River Circuit Court in an effort to block the taking of the land. The six-mile canal at this time provides water only for the new Nekoosa-Edwards Paper Co. near Ashdcwn. The high court cited an 1893 case in its ruling. It said the 1893 case allowed a railroad to institute imminent domain proceedings to build an additional side track. The high court said the water district stood in much the same position as did the railroad, "Our position would be otherwise if Nekoosa-Edwards Paper Co. were the only customer to have a right to use the water," wrote Associate Justice Conley Byrd n the 6-0 ruling. Justice Lyle Brown did not participate. The court said it was ture that the canal now served only Nekoosa-Edwards "but we feel that we would be unduly restrictive in our interpretation of the and electronics meet certain re* quirements also could generate some heated debate. Another area that would doubtless prove to be controversial is a gun control proposal which has not yet been attached to the bill. The House has already passed its version of the bill which McClellan says Is similar to President Johnson's original Safe Streets and Crime bill. McClellan added, however, that the House measure did not contain three of the possible four titles in the Senate measure. Title I of the bill provides for block grants to states to plan methods of improving law enforcement, methods of combating organized crime, programs to improve probation and parole systems and to improve community police relations. The block grant proviso will be strongly opposed by the administration, McClellan said. The bill allow cities of 50,000 population or more to submit through a governor a plan for improving law enforcement. The governor has no authority to veto a plan, however. McClellan says an amendment See MCCLELLAN On (Page Two) Four GIs in Korea Killed in Ambush By K.C. HWANG Associated .Press Writer SEOUL (AP) - Two Amerl. cans and two South Koreans were killed Sunday night by North Koreans who ambushed a U.N. Command truck half a mile south of the Panmunjom armistice meeting site, a spokesman for the U.N. Command said today. The attackers escaped and there was no indication any of them were hit. Two other American soldiers were wounded. The U.N. Command called the ambush "a flagrant violation" of the Korean armistice and filed a protest note. The ambush raised American casualties to four killed and 14 wounded since the North Korean raid on Seoul Jan. 21 in an attempt to assassinate President Chung Hee Park. North Korea seized the U.S. intelligence ship Pueblo on Jan. 23, and one of its 83 crewmen was fatally wounded then. The spokesman said a trurk from the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division was making a routine trip from an advance camp to Pan- manjom when it was attacked. He said personnel aboard a second American vehicle heard about 200 rounds of automatic weapons fire and two explosions and rushed to the scene. LBJ Heads for talks Mystery Man With President of Korea in Pacific Area By FRANK CORMtER Associated Press Writer AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) - President Johnson, with a relaxing Easter weekend behind him, is heading for talks in Honolulu with South Korea's president and with the U.S. military chiefs in the Pacific area. The chief executive was to fly to Hawaii today. Johnson's major mession apparently an effort to ease the fears of President Chung Park, who will by flying in from Seoul Tuesday night. Park has been reported fearful the United States might not remain steadfast in Its longstanding resolve to help protect his country against any incur- sions from Communist North Korea, Besides offering reassurances of this score, Johnson will be King Slaying , MEMPHIS, fenn, (AP) FBI agents from Virginia . to urging Park to go ahead with Florida were making an inteft plans to commit another South sive hunt today for the mystery Korean division to the war in man whose abandoned White Vietnam, where about 50,000 Ko- Mustang fits descriptions of a ; ; rean troops are fighting. The car seen leaving the scene of United States regards the extra the Martin Luther King Jr, as? division as vitally needed. sassination, ...:•Should Park cancel the plan The object of the widening H to dispatch the additional men, search was Eric Starve Gait, 37." the gap might have to be filled known only as an unemployed with still more American man- seaman from Birmingham, Al£ power. A car registered in mat name. Johnson also will be talking was seized by the FBI in Atlan*; with Adm. U.S. Grant Sharp, re- ta last Friday, eight days after tiring commander-in-chief, Pacific, and Sharp's top aides. The Courts Processing the Thousands of Arrests for Looting, Arson By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Courts are engaged in processing thousands of arrests made during the looting, arson and violence that followed the two for assault with a deadly weapon, and one for inciting to riot. NEW YORK CITY - About 400 arrests, with disorders mi- Six Marines Die But Hill Is Seized By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP)-U.S. Marines seized a hill northwest o* Khe Sanh from its North Vietnamese defenders in an Easter Day battle. An American source said South Vietnamese troops soon will take on a bigger share of the fighting along the northern frontier. The battle for Hill 881 north, five miles from the Khe Sanh combat base, was one of several sharp fights over Easter. AP correspondent John Lengel reported from Marine headquarters at Da Nang that 108 North Vietnamese were killed on 881 North— most of them by artillery and air strikes that preceded the Marine assault. Six Marines were reported President and the admiral met at Camp David, Md., only last week. Expected to join the military confab was Adm. John S. McCain, now commander of U.S. naval forces in Europe and slated to succeed Sharp in July. Johnson planned to speak on his arrival at Honolulu International Airport. Then he was to go by motorcade to the lolani Palace, where Democratic Gov. John Burns has his office. AP News Digest VIETNAM-KOREA U.S. Marines capture a hill near Khe Sanh in sharp fighting on Easter. An American source says South Vietnamese soon will take over a bigger share of northern frontier combat duty. President Johnson is heading for talks in Hawaii with South Korea's president and with UJ5. military chiefs in the Pacific area. Two Americans and two South Koreans are killed in an ambush south of 'Panmunjom. War Vignette: Veterinarian slaying of Dr. Martin Luthe*Sffor" compared with thoselix oth- King Jr. Htindreds are still in 6 r cities. All cases are being jail. Hundreds mostly for King was shot to death in Memphis. -.. The FBI refused to acknowt- } edge the hunt or to say why Gait was wanted. "No conn ment," was the routine reply,. But Associated Press checks disclosed that FBI agents hadi. contacted persons named Gal| in several states including Virginia, Alabama and Florida, i- An FBI alert for Gait was-sent over the Florida policed communications network last Friday, but withdrawn fouir hours later. ^ FBI agents have continued to-' inquire about Gait at numerous places including dry cleaners, and service stations in Binning- : ham. where a man named Eric" Staryo Gait rented a room at a Southside boarding house within, the past eight months. ; f- Meanwhile, in Jacksonville^ Fla., a man picked up for ques^ ttoning about the assassination was cleared, police said. .: Agents have exhibited composite drawings of a man's face, but no photographs, according to persons contacted in Bir-. mingham. 5 the same time, police. 1 hive been fined, curfew violations. Many have received suspended sentences. Others remain free in bail pending trial on charges ranging from looting and arson to first-degree murder. processed in courts of the city's five boroughs. KANSAS CITY — About 160 in jail in lieu of bonds of $50,000 to $100,000 awaiting hearings on felony charges arising from riots. Courts also have 122 misdemeanor cases, such as curfew In Baltimore, about 5,800 per- violations, on docket. About 20 sons were arrested. Of 3,466 persons pleaded guilty to curfew cases tried, 2,193 convictions re- violations and were fined $15 to suited, mostly for curfew viola- $25. Other cases have been con- tions. Fines ranged from $5 to tinued. $300. Probation cases totaled See COURT UPHOLDS 389. Many cases involving loot- ON (Page Two) Morning Mail Reveals Money Seems to Be Spreading Around wade through 1968's outpouring of facts. Man Against Himself: Suicide is now the fourth leading cause of death among boys o! college age, and the 10th leading cause among Americans of all groups. At least 20,000 kill themselves each year, and for everyone who succeeds about eight to 12 By HAL BOYLE NEW i'ORK (AP) _ Tilings a columnist might never know if he didn't open his mail: Money seems to be spreading around more lately. Families wliich contain some 30 per cent of the population now have annual incomes of $10,000 a year or more. Ever get the idea your pet dog try and fail, is eating you out of homo? WY.ll, Irony: Although the United maybe he will—if you let him. States produces enough food to The stomach of a 40-pound feed millions around the globe, poocli can hold three times as nutrition experts estimate that much as that of a 150-pound 20 per cent of our own people, "'•in. eitliar through ignorance or pov- Molicul quackery is one of erty, live on deficient diets, the nation's fastest growing bus- History lesson: Can you namo inesses. Authorities estimate its tho U.S. presidents who bore the cost to the public lias risen from following nicknames: "Atlas of $1 billion annually five years Independence," "Old Rough and ago to $2 billion now. Ready," "Trust Buster," and Suit was once so scarce tiiatit "Man of Great Heart"? They was used as money to pay Ho- were John Adam?, Zaclury man legionaries, and the mod- Taylor, Theodore Roosevelt, and ern word salary comes from the " " Latin term salarium or "salt money." But we're in no danger of running out of salt today. There are onougli salt beds and doings along tho Gulf Coast alone to satisfy Amorica's needs for 20 centuries. Incidentally, only 5 por cent of salt is used to flavor food. The rest is employed in chemical industries. Careless driving causes more highway fatalities than excessive speed. The Automobile Miuufai'turers Association says that only 5 jwr cent of injurious aMdonts occur at speeds above 70 miles an hour. The Knowledge Jam R-> search centers throughout the world now turn out GO million pages of technical inform.ition yearly. A fast-reading scientist would Iwve to read eight hours a day until the year 33G3 just to Herbert Hoover. Geograpliical oddities: Vacationers looking for a place to cure a thirst might try Bourbon Mist Island. It's located inWliis- key Lake, Alaska. Worth remembering: "You slpuld have enough education so that you won't luve to look up to people—and enough education also so that you'll be wise enough not to look down on people." Quickies: Nerve impulses travel only at 75 feet a second in frogs, but at -103 feet a second- over 250 miles an hour— in your body. The gum2 of chess originated in Asia about 4,000 years before (lie Christian era began. There are about 40,000 nails in the average wooden home. A housewife who irons all day puts oat more enery than a bricklayer. ing and arson await grand jury action. Washington reported 5,500 arrests, including 4,400 curfew violations. Persons charged with curfew violations have been told they can avoid trial by posting $25 bond. The remaining cases deal with looting, arson, and other more serious charges. Chicago arrest figures exceed 2,800, with an estimated 500per- soas remaining in jail. Bonds for 207 persons arrested in looting and arson cases were reduced Sunday in a special Easter session of circuit court. A total of 283 cases were heard. Previously more than 2,000 were released oa bond, plus som? juveniles who were turned over to their parents, Most of the Chicago arrests were for disorderly conduct, curfew violations, burglary and looting. Cases in other cities include: CINCINNATI - Total of 260 persons arrested, including 54 juveniles Charges include curfew violations and possession of fire bom'js. Three persor\s have been charged with first-degree murder, one for manslaughter, Two Accidents Investigated Two accidents were investigated over the weekend by City Police, with minor damage in both. Sundiy on East Compress Street cars driven by Howard L. Jolmson and Jim Witherspooa, bath of Hope, collied. City Officers Milani and Long charged Witherspoon with driving wliile intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident and driving wJiile driving license is revoked. At S. Fulton and 5th Streets Saturday cars driven by Freda Ingersoll of Hop3 and Catherine Kalba, Prescott, collided witli minor damage resulting. Officers said both drivers reported their vision blocked by a third vehicle. No cluirge was filed by Officer Milam. Prisoner Walks Out of Jail Here Carl Joe Coaser, 27-year-old Negro under a 15 year sentence for burglary and grand larceny, walked off a work detail at the Hompstead County jail Saturday and is still at large. The prisoner escaped just about the tim>3 the Penitentiary Prison Wagon got to town to get him. Sheriff Jimmie Griffin had Ceaser cleaning up the hallway. He walked through the jail kitchen. The door was locked but the Sheriff had forgotten and left the key in it. Ceaser unlocked the door, got on the elevator and escaped. He took the Sheriff's pickup truck and drove away, Crowded by pursuit at Washington he abandoned the truck and took off, War Claims Arlcansan JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Army Pfc, Johnny Ray King, 19, son of Mr, and Mrs. Lester L. King <xf Cash (Craighead Couaty), lias been killed in action in Vietnam, the Defense Department said Saturday. Troops of the 26th Marine Regiment stormed up the slopes. Sporadic shooting continued after the hill was declared secure early in the afternoon. The hill was the scene o* hard fighting in the spring of 1967, and the North Vietnamese hung on to it after the seige of Khe Sanh was lifted this month. The 26th Marine Regiment had been in Khe Sanh during the 77-day siege. After the encri- clement was broken the regiment moved out to sweep the surrounding area. The UJS. Command is preparing to replace American troops along the demilitarized zone with South Vietnamese forces an American source said today. It was considered possible that South Vietnamese troops will take over defense of the Marine outpost of Con Thien and of Khe Sanh, now defended by a battalion of air cavalrymen. It was reliably learned that the move will be carried out as soon as the South Vietnamese 1st Division lias completed refitting and retraining. The division suffered heavy casualties during the enemy's lunar new year offensive. RACIAL A half-inch of rain falling on Memphis on a cold, gray morning in January started a chain of events that may have altered the course of race relations in the nation. Courts are engaged in processing thousands of arrests made during the looting, arson and violence that followed the slaying of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Many are still in jail. The FBI continues its interstate search for clues to the mysterious figure whose abandoned car fits the description of an auto seen leaving the scene of the King slaying. INTERNATIONAL Supporters of Rudi Dutschke, a wounded student leader, battle police in West Berlin. West Germany's demonstrating students want to be heard, but until the Dutschke shooting their elders weren't willing to listen. WASHINGTON Midnight tonight is the deadline for filing 1967 inconui tax returns. The government estimates 18 million Americans just finished the task. All Around Town By The Star Staff Whitfield Masonic Lodge No. Cap, the women's 239 will have a regular meeting Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Masonic Hall. This week, April 18-19, the state Junior High School Student Council Convention is being held at Lakeside Junior High in Lake Village, Arkansas, , , re. presenting Hope Junior High will be Tommy Frazier, Steve Routon, Danny Joyce and Faculty Ad. viser G. Cook, al association Student Union. and recreation- the Baptist holding nationwide distribution of a composite drawing of King's killer, who fired the death shot from a dingy second- floor bathroom in a rundown rooming house. King, leader of. nonviolent civil rights forces, was struck in the neck as he stood on a second floor motel balcony facing the rear of the rooming house. The assassin's description. by the FBI: 30 to 32 years of age, 5-10, weighing 165, with a receding hairline and a long, thin nose. ; Drawing of Slayer Identified i BIRMINGHAM, Ala. CAP) The owner of a boarding house said today he had identified a drawing of a man sought in the slaying of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a roomer known by the name Eric Gait. "It's him, Pm sure," said Peter Cherpes, 72, who runs a boarding house on Birming* ham's South Side. Cherpeseoni sented to talk after the FBI re* sponded to his request to be re? leased from a secrecy pledge. •. Cherpes said FBI agents showed him drawings about last Wednesday, or two days before a car registered In the name of Eric Starvo Gait was found abandoned in Atlanta. The car; a white Mustang with an Alabama license tag, matched " The Hempstead County collector has recieved a check from Arkansas Power & light Co, for $2,318,88, the first quarter ad description of 3 car seen leaving valorem tax payment ,,, in the the assassination scene in Mem state the Company's Fire Destroys Glass Plant JONESBORO, Ark, (AP) Officials of the Arkansas Glass Container plant say a fire that destroyed 70,000 square feet of ford and Gayle Williams of Hope, warehouse space Sunday Some 12 campus beauties are entered in the Miss Southern State College Pageant to be held in Overstreet Auditorium on April 18 at 8 p,m, ., the group includes Michelle Andrews of Texarkana. , .Sarah Jackson of Stamps, , Margarett Lee Perritt of Waldo , . . Camille Stan. space Sunday may have caused several hundred thousand dollars worth of damage. The fire also damaged another sector of warehouse containing about 40,000 square feet. Officials said they did not know how the fire began. No one was injured in the blaze although there was a shift at the plat at the time of the fire. Brenda Evans, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Carl R. Evans of Hope, played with the Southern State College concert band recently in concerts at Lewisville, Mag. nolia and Murfreesboro High Schools . . , she is a 1964 graduate of Hope High School, is a senior office administration major at Southern State, where she is a member of Tri-C, Da tax is $7,666,676,97 and this repre* sents 20 cents of every revenue dollar for tax purposes,, .Taxes payable to Hempstead by AP&I this year total $9,275,55, providing the following support; $7,364,21 for schools; $1,657,62 for the county and $253,73 for cities. Yard of the Month winners — Ward 1- Mr, aad Mrs. B. M, Hazm-d of 410 East 13th ,,, Ward 1A . Mr, and Mrs, E, M, McWUUams, East Third St, . , Ward 2 , Mrs, Frank Ward, 1109 Park Drive , , , Ward 3 * Mr, and Mrs, Albert Graves Sr« 402 N. Washington . ,, Wayd 4, Mr, and Mrs. George Hartsfield, Proving Ground Road, That ftre this morning was a roast on the stove at the home of Thelow Campbell, 803 N. Bell, reported, firemen woo turned oft the stove. phis, Tenn,, where King was shot April 4. ; Cherpes was shown a newspa> per artist's drawing at the asj* sassln today and he said it was such like the drawings exhibit^ by federal agents, Chefpes saj4 the sketches "looked exactly like Gait," The man known as Eric Star* vo Gait has become the object of a widening search by FBI agents., who have been contact* ing persons with the saroa name or similar names from Virginia to Florida and sifting through dozens of stores %od bustoesses in Birmingham for clues to the missing nun, Th3 FBI Issued an *iwfc called a "locate and notify" djg* patch, in Florida for Qilt lift Friday at about the time the white Mustang was being lw> poured in AMa, Toe alert was witiyirdWQ four hours late? with the esplaa&UQo ttet U

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