Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 16, 1968 · Page 11
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 11

Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 16, 1968
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H. Humphrey >>^ HOP! (ARK) STAR, Pnntsd fy Offset With President Johnson's announcement that he would neither seek nor accept the Democratic nomination for re-election, the nation's eyes focused sharply on Vice President Humphrey. Thus far, LBJ has withheld support from any alternate candidate. Some have opined that his endorsement of the vice president, a firm proponent of administration policies, would mark his own withdrawal as fear of defeat in a showdown with Bobby Kennedy rather than a desire to cement division within the party. These photos highlight Humphrey, now in his 20th and perhaps most propitious year on the national political scene. SMACKER for wife Muriel as Humphrey arrives in Washington last November after Southeast Asia lour. Police Battle Leftists in Germany By HANS METZING Associated Press Writer FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Police battled leftist demonstrators in the streets around the Axel Springer publishing plants in Frankfurt and Munich Monday night as thousands of students tried to prevent distribution of today's newspapers. More than 150 demonstrators were arrested as student rioting spread to West Germany. Thirty demonstrators were reported seriously injured. West Berlin was free of student ; violence Monday for the first time since the attempted assassination there last Thursday of Rudi Dutschke, 28-year- old .leader of; the Socialist Student' Federation, or SDS. But more than 2,000 West Berlin students held a nonviolent demonstration under the watchful eyes of police with water cannon. Dutschke, hospitalized with three bullet wounds, was reported out of immediate danger. A house painter accused of shooting him, 23-year-old Josef Bach- m.inn, was wounded by the police who captured him a/vl was reported in good condition at the same hospital. Springer, the biggest newspaper and magazine publisher in continental Europe, has long been a target of leftist students because of his conservative editorial policy. The SDS: claims attacks in the Springer papers on Germany's dissatisfied leftist students were an indirect incitement to the attack on Dutschke. A casualty of Monday's fight at the Springer plant in Munich was Associated Press photographer Klaus Frlngs, He was in serious condition after being struck on the head by a stone during the fighting. Four other persons were seriously injured and more than 100 arrested in Munich. Police said 'they found an incendiary device in a courtyard of the printing plant, The battle in Frankfurt was joined after police moved from behind barbed wire barricades and tried to convoy about a doe- en delivery trucks through a crowd of 5,000 blockading the printing plant-, Either the outgoing vice president or the president pro- tempore of the Senate administers the oath of office to the vice president-elect. SKY S? ne 1 y 'V prl , mary Hght - At lcft hc ls scen with "»• latc Present Kennedy during RFK " MM. »'»«" Kennedy was attorney general; and at right Humphrey poses with Sen.' Kueene - At lhat Ume McCarlh > Withd '- '» ""or of I HFh <„!. year he is making a LBJ Fates Realities in Politics By CARL P. LEUBSDORF Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson's decision to delay indefinitely his address to Congress on a program dealing with the racial crisis is largely a reaction to political realities. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield has m.i>1e clear that Johnson would have trouble winning approval of massive new spending programs when budget cutbacks are being pushed in line with efforts to raise taxes, But some Congress mombers, including Republican Sens. Jacob K. Javits of New York and Charles H. Percy of Illinois, as well as GOP Rep. Melvin R. Laird of Wisconsin, have criticized the "business as usual" attitude that sees Congress taking its regularEaster recess. Actually, the House is taking much more of a holiday than the Senate, which returns to work Wednesday with nwjor moasures on the agenda such as the school breakfast program, military procurement and the anticrime bill. While House leaders Insist they can only schedule business as fast as committees approve bills, the fact Is that three- and four-day-a-week sessions cut down the time committees can have enough members present to meat. In this atmosphere, the major effect of a Johnson speech to Congress would probably have been a psychological one, to get action on parts of his program pending In committees. But there are signs that Congress Is becoming more receptive to the need for programs aimed at helping the poor In urban slums and rural areas. One is the House vote on the open-housing bill, particularly the surprisingly large amount of support from younger Republican congressmen who represent predominantly white suburban districts. It Is this group which has fre- Tuesday, April 16,1968 quently In the past year deter* mined the outcome of fights over urban measures, helping for example to put over funds for the model-cities program while sharply cutting back .on rent supplements. In the Senate, meanwhile, a bipartisan coalition handed the "establishment" a rare setback In rejecting a compromise mon» ey bill that cut funds for the impacted areas school aid program, summer jobs and the preschool Head Start program. While some rurally oriented members joined in providing the 54-24 majority because of opposition to the Impacted areas cuts the vote is significant as the first one since the assassins- tlon of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the resulting riots. Even If the House wins the fight and the extra money Is eventually eliminated, It will have been put on notice that the Senate Is not going to follow demands for economy to the point of neglecting critical areas. This week, a similar fight is expected when the Senate votes whether to approve its Agriculture Committee's porposed elimination of a proposed threo- year, $96 million extension of the school lunch program to day care and recreation centers throughout the summer months. The House approved the new program with no effort to cut or eliminate It, and initial debate Indicates it has strong Senate support. Smokey Says: Tragic monuments to carelessness! MIBGiiRY'S the competitive edge! Hew cougars make 2nd year even greater tor America's most successful luxury sports car! MERCURY COUGAR America's best equipped luxury sports car. Here's the only car in its class to give you a real line-up of extras at no extra cost. Pound for pound, dollar for dollar, Cougar's got it —the competitive edge! MERCURY COUGAR GT-E We call it the rally cat! Powered by a 427E V-8 engine, there's performance packed into every pound. This '68 Mercury Cougar was bred to win. UU's withdrawal from presidential race left Held open to Humphrey, who has been a strong adherent of the admln- Utratlon line. 44 * VEAJIS saw Humphrey mayor of JVJinm-ijpoJis and Senator-elect from .Minnesota &{t; la. IStW, *<jcoi»d from left, be trirJ for Democratic- presidential nomination u«l to Adiul Stevenson; a try for vice-presidential nomination in im second fjgbl, ttltM* failed wbeu Kste* Kefauver got the nod: trying again for I lit- (op oust lu \m, fl*ia, uv MU« cU'featva by JFK. THE TRADING POST 305*315-3251. Third St. MERCURY' LINCOLN I ook lor ilio siyn o! success yuui Murcuiy iJoalur He's yol the coin

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