Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 16, 1968 · Page 9
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 9

Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 16, 1968
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Tuesday, April 16,1968 ^Challenge by Rockefeller Bothers Nixon *'••• By JACK BELL AP Political Writer WASHINGTON (AP) ~ If Gov. Nelson A, Rockefeller's likely challenge for the Republican presidential nomination is disturbing Richard M. Nixon, the former vice president is con* cealing it with a "come on in" public stance. Claries McWhorter, a top Nixon lieutenant, said in an in* terview Nixon believes a Rockefeller candidacy would revive public interest in the Republican convention. "It certainly will liven things up," said McWhorter. Most of the starch went out of the GOP contest when Michigan Gov. George Romney withdrew and Rockefeller subsequently announced he would not become an active candidate for the nomination but would accept a draft. The New York governor and Nixon will match major speeches before the American Society of Newspaper Editors in Washington this week. The Now York governor's appearance is being touted as a sort of unofficial reentry into the nomination race. On the Democratic side of the race, Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy got back into campaign harness today after a long Easter weekend with a visit to Charleston, W. Va. McCarthy's chief rival, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D-N.Y., scored heavily with predominantly Negro crowds in Gary, Inch, Monday. Kennedy was also well received when he dropped in on Fargo, N.D., for a speech Monday night, though many young people who turned out to see him were jiggling McCarthy banners. And in St. Louis, where 17 of the nation's 24 Democratic governors met to size up the political situation, they were unable Monday even to agree on a resolution expressing support in advance for the party's presidential nominee, whoever he may be. The Iow:i State Republican Convention, which began meeting today to pick a delegate slate, may give some line on how much latent support there is for Rockefeller and Gov. Ronald Iteagan of California. ^presentativeXof Rockefeller, "ancF Reagan are pulling for an uninstructed delegation. Nixon wants the 24-vote slate pledged to him. While Nixon's forces consider Rockefeller their biggest threat, they are not taking their eyes off Reagan. Expected to lave California's 86 convention votes as a favorite son, Reagan has said he is not a serious contender for the nomination. Nevertheless, he sent F. Clifton White, a 1964 delegate hunter for Barry Goldwater, to Iowa to look out for his interests there. White told the members of Reagan's favorite-son delegation in Los Angeles Monday that the governor is a leading contender for the nomination and would win in a wide-open convention. Terminal Bids Requested by Telephone Magic Shown HOPE (ARK) STAR, Printed by Offset CURT JOHNSTON — Frank King photos with Star camera HARRY PHILLIPS, PROGRAM CHAIRMAN Engineers LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Little Rock District of the Army Engineers has asked for bids fo: the construction of a nurine terminal on the Arkansas River just upstream from fte Dardanelle Lock and Dam In Pope County. The structure will be usal as an operating terminal for lock and dam repairmen and survey and reconnaissance employes of tho Arniy Engineers. A fleet of work boats will be stationed at the terminal and will operate from Lock and Dam 7 at Little Rook to Lock ami Darn 13 near Fort Smith. Rids will be opened about May 23 Construction is expect. 9d to begin somo time in June. The job is estimated to cosl ii" re tlun $500,000 and will take about nine months to complete. Hanoi Says U.S. Lacks Good Will TOKYO (AP) ,- North Viet- accused the United States of displaying a "lack of will" by rejecting two sites Proposed by Hanoi for Initial Peace meetings. 'Hie official Communist party newspaper Nlian Dau noted Uiat u - i; . officials had said contacts *ero continuing with Hanoi to select a mutually agreed site. " r »is is yet another trick of Hanoi May Have Picked Peace Envoys SAIGON (AP) - North Vietnam announced two high-level appointments today, arousing speculation in Saigon that they would be Hanoi's representatives at peace talks with the United States. Hanoi broadcast the announcement that Xuan Thuy had been appointed a government minister and that Tran Quang Huy had been named chairman of the cultural and educational board of the premier's office. Analysts of North Vietnamese affairs in Saigon, assessing the titles given the two men and their background, speculated that Thuy might head Hanoi's negotiating team and Huy might be its chief spokesman. Thuy, 55, also known as Nguyen Xuan Thuy, was foreign minister of Nor ill Vietnam from 19G3 to 19G5 and more recently lias been a member of the Communist Party central committee secretariat and head of the central committee's foreign relations department. Huy, 46, lias been deputy director of the central committee's propaganda and education — agitprop— committee, also known as the propaganda indoctrination department, and was an alternate member of the central committee. the United States to delay contacts and appease public protest," the article said. It was broadcast from Hanoi several hours after President Johnson arrived in Honlulu and reiterated American hopes for a start to preliminary peace talks. Nlian Dan recalled once again that Johnson Iiad said in 19G6 U.S. representatives would go anywhere and at any time for a meeting with the North Vietnamese, even if there "only be a room and a table." Solo Survivor (.Jen. (If or go Armstrong 1'uster ami his whole command were massacred at the Hattle of the Little lii^ Morn. A horse named Cumunche was UK' only survivor ot the disaster. Traffic Group Meets Weekly LITTLE ROCK (AP)- State Insurance Commissioner Allan W. Home said Moaduy that once-a-week hearings would be conducted by a committee appointed recently by Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller to search for new methods of compensating automobile accident victims. Home said the hearings would begin soon after the first week in May. The hearings will be discontinued after all those interested in appearing have given their views. At yesterday's meeting of the Lions Club Curt Johnston, science demonstrator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., demonstrated and told the group about the magic of communications. Mr. Johnston said the telephone branch of the communications industry is growing at the rate of 6,400 new installations per day. He was presented on a program arranged by Chairman Harry Phillips. Guest were John Gray of the National Cash Register Co. thinks Taxes Will Come If WR Elected MORRILTON, Ark. (AP>-If Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller wins re-election this year, the state will face higher taxes and a "chaotic administration that will take years to unravel," state Rep. Charles Matthews of North Little Rock said here Monday. Matthews told the Conway County Young Democrats that when he attacked Rockefeller in a speech before the Sebastian County Young Democrats^, last., February,'"'"! honestly thought I had overstated the case, but as it turns out, if I did anything, I understated the case." Matthews said in February Rockefeller was a man "who cannot lead or even be believed." Matthews predicted that either of the two announced candidates for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination — Frank Whitbeck or Marion Crank — could defeat Rockefeller in November. "And either one would be a vast improvement over what we have now," he said. Matthews also said he would not be surprised if the Republicans put Jim Johnson, the 1966 Democratic nominee, into this year's primary to harass bona- flde candidates. No rax Hike Unless It's Necessary LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov, Winthrop Rockefeller said Monday that he did not intend at this time to "request new general revenues if there is any possibility at all of operating within the limits of current resources for the balance of the biennium." Rockefeller had previously said he felt that a tax increase was inevitable but not necessarily this year. The governor said in a prepared statement that he had urged the heads of all state agencies to "effect every possible operating economy." "Although I find the need to curtail programs distasteful," Rockefeller said, "I believe I have an obligation to make every effort to operate within the limits of current revenue during my present term of office." Disagrees Witlr Officer About Bars LITTLE ROCK (AP)-Frank Whittington, manager of the Petroleum Club here and president of the newly organized Arkansas Private Club Managers Association, says he disagrees with a statement by Police Chief R. E. Brians that open bars would be easier to police than private clubs. "While I am not a law enforcement officer and don't know all their problems, I believe it is only reasonable to assume that legitimate, licensed private clubs with restricted membership rolls would be less likely to cause problems for the police than open bars, which would be obligated to serve any Tensions Con Be Taken Into Account LITTLE ROCK (AP) - the attorney general's office said to* day Arkansas prisons may not practice racial discrimination, but can "take Into account racial tensions" in maintains security, The opinion, written by Asst. Atty, Gen, Henry Ginger, went to William P, Lytle of Clarksville, a member of the state Board of Correction, Lytle asked what was the effect on Arkansas of a U« S, Court ruling last month holding Alabama laws on segregation in prison and jails unconstitu« tional. There can be little doubt in light this ruling that segrega* tion in Arkansas prisons also is prohibited, Lytle said. At present, Tucker Prison Farm is populated only by white prisoners while Cummins Prison Farm maintains segregated sleeping quarters and working practices. Ginger cited a concurring opinion by three U.S. Supreme Court justices who wrote that "prison authorities have the right, acting in good faith and in particularized circumstances, to take into account racial tensions in maintaining security, discipline and good order in prisons and jails." Marine Gave His Life ta Save Others WASHINGTON (AP) - Marine Pfc. Douglas E. Dickey of Rossburg, Ohio, and five other men were pinned down by enemy gunfire in Vietnam when someone yelled, "Grenade!" Dickey, 21, dived on it. He died but the others survived. "He must have realized it was too late for us to take cover," recalled one of the others, Hos- pitalman 3,C. Gregory R. Long. "He gave me one short glance and lunged forward, deliberately covering the grenade with his body." Today, Dickey will be posthumously honored with his nation's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor. Secretary of the Navy Paul R. Ignatius will present it to his parents, Mr. and.Mrs. Harold.Dickey.....^--"" Dickey was killed March 26, 1967, in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam. Financial AM furafiif of to ihid.nti m win- bur J\ Cohen, acting secretary of the DepAftfrtmt oi Hellm, Education and Welfare, 'say's an estimated 1,3.33 Afkaisas <S6t« lege students will receive fi* rianctal aid from Ihe federally supported- College Wofk«Study Program during the second half of this year. The program aids students who need money to attend col* lege, Cohen Slid more than $82 mtflton in federal gfants would be made avallabta to students throughout the nation by the Of* fice ot Education frbm July 1 through Dec. 31, Cohen said $1,513,204 had been allocated for Arkansas, Student Pilot Gave Police a Hard Time SURREY, B.C. (AP) - A 38- year-old student pilot made a score of passes in a light plane Monday between the center span of a busy four-lane bridge and the Fraser River 148 feet below. After buzzing the Port Mann Bridge, part of the Trans-Canada Highway 18 miles east of Vancouver, he landed the rented plane safely on a nearby field, , The man held off police for an hour with what police thought was a pistol but turned out to be a gold-colored cigarette case before he was captured. Police said his wrists were slashed and bleeding. Police identified him as John COIWA*, Art* (Af) - f% manager of the (tanrijr affiet of the Smpltipffifait Setsutlfy" Dl* vistoti said today the lAbor Be* payment's d<5sigfiafldfi 6f Gen* W'ftf td 31 u/tfiitr £d & H4f*<3tefArtf TT »V Jr idw I W Cv«n dO d LrwJL Otw LCllL mismptoymsat area wa§ the fe* suit of a surplus af Wtfitt«it Workers, - , • •< Elmer Piddle? said ifate was no backlog of unemployed Weft in any category, Me said his of» flee covldn't supply the demand for men workers and eotiliJ place 106 in factory jobs now if they were available. Fiddler said, however, that 1,438 womori who want work couldn't find jobs, Me said many of the unemployed women wefd without jobs because of seasonable opportunities, .*. Mountain View also v/ag des* ignated as an area of persisted! unempioyme-.it, i Co-Go Dancers ; lot* Crowd . SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Si* night club go*go dancers, wearing barrels to protect their mo;- desty, drew a big audience Mon* day in Civic Center at a demon,- stration to protest taxes. But suddenly the crowd surged away and the girls' learned a fact about human nature. A man protesting the Vietnam war was passing out 6d one-dollar bills, the portion of his taxes he figured would go to)f ward the war, ,' t Hogan. of Surrey, He wa.s charged with attempted suicide^. person who walked in off the street," he said Saturday. "It is entirely possible that Chief Brians lias had bad experience with some private clubs under the old system, but we sincerely believe that the state as a whole would be better off with legalized private clubs than with open bars." Whtttington said his group was drafting private club legislation and hoped to have Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller include it in his call for a special session of the legislature next month. The peninsula of Yucatan is famous for its ruins of Mavan cities. '68 DODGE TRUCKS The economy compact wagon by Dodge. Costs less, carries twice the cargo and is shorter than most full-sized wagons. Get a great deal on Dodge Sportsman today! the dodge boys y^r have dealer fever '68 DODGE TRUCKS Smooth styling, superior ride and famous Dodge toughness. I-beam front suspension, full-width rear window. Lots more truck for your buck at the Dodge Boys. the dodge boys g^v have dealer fever •Jsi V ,':; C Hl\i;SK AliT of ivory carving has reached a high degree of perfection iu Hong Kong, where inure than 3,000 skilled workmen create Jiguriues and even more complex designs, such as the concentric ball, top right, containing up to 11 layers of ivory loosely placed inside each other. Using traditional tools, a craftsman, top left, may take several mouths to produce one article. A carving such as Hong Halt top center, sells In Hong Kong Cor about $165, I'.S. money. Several craftsmen combined their talents to produce the two-foot-loeg Chinese garden, above, carved from tip of an elephant's tusk. m have M ^^p dealer trade HQW at Bob Morton Motor* m\ I Third ftl

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